Taylor Swift is the RSD 2022 Ambassador

Taylor Swift is the RSD 2022 Ambassador

The Record Store Day organization has named its 2022 Ambassador- Taylor Swift! For the year, and as especially focused on the Record Store Day events, Taylor swift will act as spokeswoman in order to promote the events, record stores, and vinyl in general.

Swift, who had some of the highest selling records in 2022, released a statement: "I’m very proud to be this year's Global Ambassador for Record Store Day. The places where we go to browse and explore and discover music new and old have always been sacred to me. Record stores are so important because they help to perpetuate and foster music-loving as a passion. They create settings for live events. They employ people who adore music thoroughly and purely. Those people and shops have had a rough few years and we need to support these small businesses more now than ever to make sure they can stay alive, stay eccentric, and stay individual. It’s been a true joy for me to watch vinyl sales grow in the past few years and we, the artists, have the fans to thank for this pleasant surprise. Happy Record Store Day, everyone! Stay safe out there."

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Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine delay start of tour

Rage Against the Machine have delayed the start of their upcoming "Public Service Announcement" North American tour with Run The Jewels. The tour was originally set to begin on March 31 but will now begin July 9 in East Troy, Wisconsin. The shows scheduled for March 31 through May 32 are postponed and will be rescheduled. All previously purchased tickets for the postponed shows will be honoured at the rescheduled states and refunds are available. The rescheduled dates have yet to be announced. Rage Against the Machine will no longer be performing at Coachella or the Boston Calling festival. See the updated dates below.

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Inside Voices - 'Liminal Space'

Inside Voices - 'Liminal Space'

We are so pleased to bring to you an all new Punknews Exclusive premiere of Louisana's Alt-rock four piece Inside Voices. The band will be releasing their new EP titled Liminal Space tomorrow and we have the whole thing here a day early. See below to check out the new EP and to read a quote from the band.

The band takes influence from bands like Delta Sleep, Title Fight, and Glocca Morra.

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PLOSIVS announce album details, release video and tour dates

PLOSIVS announce album details, release video and tour dates

PLOSIVS, the new punk band made up of John Reis of Hot Snakes, Rocket From the Crypt, and Drive Like Jehu, Rob Crow of Pinback, Atom Willard of Against Me!, and Jordan Clark of Mrs. Magician, have announced that they will be releasing their self-titled album March 17 via Swami Records. The band have also released a video for their new song "Broken Eyes". The band will be touring the US this spring with Meat Wave. Check out the video, tracklist, and tour dates below.

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Bob Vylan

Bob Vylan announce rescheduled Ireland dates

Bob Vylan have announced rescheduled tour dates for their Irish tour. The shows were set to take place next month but will now take place in April. Problem Patterns will be joining them on all shows. All previously purchased tickets remain valid at the new dates. Bob Vylan will be touring the UK in May and will be releasing The Price of Life on April 22. The band released We Live Here (Deluxe) in 2021. Check out the new dates below.

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The Berman Hour Podcast interview with Tim Van Doorn (OBLivION series)

The Berman Hour Podcast interview with Tim Van Doorn (OBLivION series)

We are so pleased to bring you another special episode with The Berman Hour podcast. We are teaming up to present a exclusive first for Into OBLivION, a podcast series where singer/songwriter Jeff Berman aka Divided Heaven will be interviewing the folks involved in making his upcoming album, Oblivion. For the next few weeks we will be dropping interviews with producers Charlie Stavish, Frank Turner, Tim van Doorn; engineers Mike Bardzik and Bradley Riot; guest musicians Randy Moore, Jess Guise, Jen 'Pop' Razavi and more. Oblivion will be out February 2022 through A-F Records and Gunner Records. The release is available for pre-order, you can click here to grab your copy.

Today, we have the next installment with music producer Tim Van Doorn, see below.

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Eugene Robinson's Bunuel to release new LP

Eugene Robinson's Bunuel to release new LP

Bunuel is the noise-rock band that includes Eugene S. Robinson of OXBOW and guitarist Xabier Iriondo, bassist Andrea Lombardini and drummer Frencesco Valente. The group will release their new album Killers Like Us on Feb 18, 2022 via Profund Lore records. You can hear the latest single, "Crack Shot," below.

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Run For Cover showcase is cancelled

Run For Cover showcase is cancelled

Run For Cover Records have cancelled their West Coast Showcase due to the ongoing concerns with the pandemic. The event was supposed to happen on January 28 and 29th in Los Angeles, CA. Refunds for the event will be available at the point of purchase. See below for the full announcement.

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