Punknews.org's Best Midwestern podcast, focusing on the music of the U.S. Midwest, is back this week with a new episode. Hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel's quest this episode is to determine which album from Omaha's Cursive is the greatest, 2003's The Ugly Organ or 2000's Domestica .Read more
It's time for another edition of Collector's Corner, where we talk to musicians, DJs, producers and fans about their record collections. Today, we're talking to Punknews features editor John Gentile!
Most of you know a little something about John Gentile. He loves The Melvins. He loves The Dwarves. He loves Integrity, The Rolling Stones and, oh, I don't know, maybe Taylor Swift? I'll have to ask him. Read on to learn more about his secret stash of George Thorogood records and his continued appreciation of the CD format.Read more
Mutiny at Muscle Beach
Cadaver Em Transe
Cadaver Em Transe [7-inch]
Tell Homeland Security: We Are the Bomb [Book]
Leather Daddy [7 inch]
The World is a Beautiful Place and I Am No Longer Afraid to Die
The Poison of Self Confinement
Dust and Disquiet
Innocence & Decadence
Heck No, Nancy
Boca Raton, Florida's Protagonist have announced that they will be releasing a new EP titled Jean Jackets. Jean Jackets will be released on Smartpunk on October 23, 2015. They have also released the first song off of the new album titled "Let's Get It" on AbsolutePunk. You can pre-order the new EP by clicking here.
Protagonist released The Chronicle in 2009.Read more
California's The Bronx will be touring this November and December. In November the band will be touring Texas with its alter ego Mariachi el Bronx and with special guests Pounded by the Surf. Then the band will head out to the UK for a nine-day tour with Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes and Pounded By The Surf. The Bronx released The Bronx IV in 2013.Read more
Some of the new releases out this week.
Wavves - V , Kylesa - Exhausting Fire , Loma Prieta - Self Portrait , Born Ruffians - Ruff , Jawbox - Jawbox [Vinyl] , Clutch - Psychic Warfare , Vanna - ALT [EP] , The HollowPoints - Rocket To Rainier , Deafheaven - New Bermuda , Pity Sex - What Might Soothe You? [7-Inch] , and Night Birds - Mutiny at Muscle Beach
You can find the full list of releases (and album covers) right hereRead more
"After wandering around space last year contemplating all the wild things that are going on in the universe… we are proud and super excited to announce that we have signed a new deal with Napalm Records. So get ready for a new album (our seventh) in TWO THORRSAND SIXTEEN."
The band has also announced an October tour of Europe, dubbed the "Intergalactic Roadwarriors Tour." You can check out the dates below.Read more
Refused posted yesterday that they will be canceling their upcoming West Coast tour dates that were set for this November due to an "unforeseen scheduling conflict." The initial post was then followed by a post written by the band as an apology and explaining why they were forced to cancel. Tickets for these shows will be refunded at the point of purchase. Refused released Freedom in 2015. You can click read more for the Facebook post.Read more
The reconstituted and insanely influential Ontario band Constantines played a concert at Toronto's historic Massey Hall earlier this year. As with most of the recent performances in the Live at Massey Hall series, footage of the band's set was professionally captured and a portion of the performance is now available to watch on YouTube.Read more
It’s been five years since Joey Cape’s last solo album, Doesn’t Play Well With Others. That doesn’t mean that he’s been idle, though. Lagwagon’s frontman has put out albums and singles with other side projects, such as Scorpios, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and Lagwagon itself. But that’s not all he’s been up to, either. His session label, One Week Records, has, so far, put out seven records - all recorded within one week.
Stitch Puppy, released September 4th, 2015, sounds nothing like Lagwagon’s Hang, released earlier this year, but there is a continuity between the two, a darkness that the two albums have in common. It’s a melodic and heavy hitting acoustic album, voicing concerns over extremely personal topics and society as a whole. It’s not quite a One Week Record, but it’s more raw and filled with gut-influenced decisions than his previous solo albums.
To learn about the darkness behind the album (among other things), Punknews’ Emma Potts spoke to Joey Cape about the new album and the making of the video for “This Life Is Strange”, how fatherhood changes things, and chasing instant with Mountain Dew.Read more