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The Menzingers

Tom of the Menzingers talks the band's new album

The Menzingers were set to embark on tours across the globe throughout 2020 following the release of last year’s Hello Exile. Unfortunately, all those plans were ground to a halt as exile became the new norm in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With time on their hands and a new album with a title a little too eerily relatable, the band set out to reimagine their latest offering in the vein of their On The Possible Past release. Punknews’ Eric Rossso caught up with co-vocalist and guitarist Tom May on their acoustic reimagining of that album titled From Exile, the unique process of socially distant recording, and the legendary Fucked Up Frankies tape.

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Shitbats release new song

Shitbats release new song

London, Ontario based surf punk band Shitbats have released a new song. The song is called “Ego Amigo” and is their second single from their upcoming debut album Guano due out October 16. Shitbats released their first single “Let Me Go” last week. Check out the song below.

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David Bason talks about his band Barfbag

David Bason talks about his band Barfbag

Barfbag is the band headed by David Bason, a figure that seems to lurk on the edges of music discussion, but somehow seems to elude the spotlight. Who is this Shadowy figure? Punknews' Gen Handley was finally able to catch up with Bason to talk about Barfbag…and Morrissey? Check out the interview below.

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Kid You Not to release second LP

Kid You Not to release second LP

St. Augustine, Florida's Kid You Not have announced the details of their second full length. Thanks, I Hate It will arrive digitally worldwide October 30th via Deep Elm Records, with the vinyl being handled by Bypolar Records.

Kid You Not bassist Justin Pritchard spoke to Punknews briefly "The songs on this album resonate with what we believe a lot of people have felt this year in regards to struggles with mental health. It addresses those feelings of depression, loss and uncertainty." You can check out the teaser video below.

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'Rock for Walt' benefit comp includes Classics of Love, Mike Watt, G.I., Chinkees, LTJ, more

'Rock for Walt' benefit comp includes Classics of Love, Mike Watt, G.I., Chinkees, LTJ, more

Walter Rossmann, founder of Venice, Florida's Imprint Indie Printing and drummer of longtime hardcore punk band No Fraud, sadly passed away on September 10, 2020. Rossmann, who was 49, succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a 13-month-long battle.

Scissor Press and Geykido Comet Records have organized a digital compilation called Rock for Walt. That includes contributions from Classics of Love, Mike Watt, Government Issue, The Chinkees, Less Than Jake, and more. some of the tracks are unreleased.

According to the compilation organizers, the money raised from the compilation donated to Rossman's wife and daughter. You can check it out below.

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