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Check out these cool new bands in 2020!

Check out these cool new bands in 2020!

Once a year at Punknews, we like to pick out a few cool new bands and shine a spotlight on these up-and-comers. This year we've got a great crop of bands that exemplify just how punk is rapidly evolving into something new, fresh, and exciting.

So, check out our list of new bands that we think are kick ass below. As always, this is not the "definitive list of best cool new bands." It's just a selection of new bands that we think rock. By all means, add your pick in the comments below.

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Catbite

Watch Catbite play a live set… RIGHT NOW!!!

We're continuing our Lockdown Freakout series where we bring live shows to your laptop to keep you from bugging out during the Coronavirus Quarantine!

Philadelphia neo-ska champions Catbite are playing a live show RIGHT NOW! They'll be playing some tunes off of Catbite and some surprises, too! This will rule!

You can check it out right here!… or right here!… or just watch it below, right now!

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Stooges to release 'John Cale' mix of first album

Stooges to release 'John Cale' mix of first album

The Stooges will release a new version of their debut 1969 album The Stooges. The new version features the original mixes made by John Cale (of the The Velvet Underground) which were rejected by Elektra records. Before the original 1969 release, the recordings were remixed by Iggy Pop and Elektra president Jac Holzman. Most of the John Cale mixes were previously released on the 2005 deluxe Cd reissue of the album. The new vinyl version reorders the tracks into the album sequence and it's out April 2020 via Elektra/Vinyl Me Please.

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Dave Smalley and The Bandoleros announce new EP

Dave Smalley and The Bandoleros announce new EP

Dave Smalley and The Bandoleros have announced a brand new EP. The album will be called Ignited and it will be released on April 17th through Little Rocket Records. The label have launched a limited 7-inch vinyl pre-order on Berry, Duck Egg and Purple wax. The album is mixed by Bill Stevenson at Blasting Room Studios, Colorado and Mastering by Jason Livermore. You can grab your copy of the record by clicking here

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Catbite

Watch Catbite play a live show at 4pm est today!!!

We're continuing our Lockdown Freakout series! In the series, we stream live performances to you in the comfort of your own quarantine zone so you can get the feel of going out without leaving your six-foot safety bubble!

Today at 4pm est, we're bringing you a full live set from Philadelphia's Catbite! Simply put, Catbite is wonderful. The band mixes two-tone ska with classic punk and add just a little bit of soul, resulting in a fresh sound that pays tribute to the legends without retreading their footsteps. This band is ACE! See you here at 4pm!

Then, be sure to stop back later this week for some more Lockdown Freakout episodes! On Thursday at 4pm, Cristy Road of Choked Up is playing a solo set! Then, on Friday at 4pm, Stolen Wheelchairs will smash through a three chord show!

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Apathy Cycle

Check out the new single “Premium Healthcare” by Apathy Cycle

Punknews is excited to help you start your weekend off right with the new single by Santa Anna, CA's Apathy Cycle! Presented as a lyric video, "Premium Healthcare" comes off of the band's upcoming self-titled LP, which is due out April 24th via Tent City Records.

Featuring a potent mixture of melodic, skate, and thrash punk; along with a whole lot of sing/shout-alongs, this is a must for fans of Good Riddance, Propagandhi, and those who like their social commentary presented as fast and awesome as possible.

You can check out the video below.

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