Instead of running new reviews today, we'll be running some archival World/Inferno Friendship Society content in salute of Jack Terricloth, one of the greatest artists of all time. RIP Jack.
Episode #541 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode John, Hallie, and Em talk about the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, Dave Grohl, the new additions to the Fest lineup, Sleater-Kinney's new video, the 7Seconds reissue, DFL's new track, and the new video from the mysterious Andrew W.K.. Check out the new episode below!
Toronto based garage punk band Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances have released a music video for their song "Glow". The video was created by Erin Corbett. Faiyaz and The Wasted Chances released their single “Dead Animals” earlier this year. Check out the video below.
In Defense of Ska [Book]
Croy and the Boys
Of Course They Do [EP]
Draconian Death Curse [EP]
Turn Up That Dial
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
When God Was Great
The Million Masks of God
The Dead Beat Jacks
Graveyard Chicks Are Easy
Don’t Push Me
Riot Fest have announced more bands for their 2021 festival. Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, DEVO,NOFX, The Lawrence Arms, Andrew W.K., and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones are among the second wave of bands announced. The 2021 version of the festival will take place September 15-17, 2021 in Douglass Park, Chicago. My Chemical Romance will be headlining the festival in 2022. See the all of the recently announced bands below.
St. Louis, Missouri’s Time and Pressure released one of hardcore’s strongest LPs back in 2019 with The Gateway City Sound. The record mixed tightly woven and speedy guitars with screamed yet clear vocal cadences that created a sound that was at once aggressive, engaging, and well-written. And now they’re back with a new full-length LP due out this summer on Safe Inside Records. The new album, Halfway Down, is set for release this July but the band is also set to release a two-song flexi today via Wide Eyed Noise Records. Punknews' Mike Musilli sat down with Blake and James to talk the new record, the pandemic, and Midwest hardcore. You can pick up the new flexi here. Meanwhile, you can stream the two new songs and check out the interview below, right now.
New Jersey based Lost In Society have released a new song. The song is called "Say Anything" and is off their upcoming EP Stay Jaded due out June 18 via Wiretap Records. Lost In Society last released their EP Love And War in 2020. Check out the song below.
Musician and comedian Gabe Koury recently launched Bow Your Eyes, Close Your Head, a podcast that talks to personalities in punk, comedy, and other alternative subcultures who were raised in (and in many cases grew apart from) strict religious backgrounds. Recent episodes have spoken to Joel Dickau of Junior Battles, tour manager Tanner Brooke, comedian John Michael Bond, Matty Cusick of Yeah Bud!, sketch comic Guled Abdi (CBC's Tallboyz II Men), Andrew "Goose" Neufeld Comeback Kid, and Toronto music personality Tim McCready. The show's billed as "a podcast about creative heathens talking about youth groups and Tooth & Nail bands… grab your devotion notes and Squad Five-0 cd's and let's go!"
We are afraid that we have tragic news to report. Jack Terricloth has passed away. He was 50. The cause of death was not revealed.
The band released a statement, which you can read below.
Terricloth was born Peter Ventantonio. As a teenager, he was a member of the punk band Neurotic Impulse. After that band broke, he formed Sticks and Stones. His friend and long time collaborator Scott Hollingsworth would also play in that band. After Sticks and stones ended, Terricloth and Hollingsworth formed World/Inferno Friendship Society, one of the most unique and greatest punk bands of all time. The band would release a string of albums, including the iconic Red Eyed Soul and Addicted to Bad Ideas, which was an entire stage show based on the life of Peter Lorre. The last WIFS album was All Borders Are Porous to Cats .
Jack and the rest of World/Inferno played several Punknews events and each of those shows were among the best concerts we have ever seen. Terricloth was a living noir character that you could never quite fully understand. His talent was beyond the starts. We will miss him greatly. There will never be another. Rest in Peace and may you sing along with the Great Pumpkin.
Hot Mulligan have released a new song. The song is called "Featuring Mark Hoppus" and is off of their upcoming EP I Won't Reach Out to You due out May 28. The band will be touring this fall with Prince Daddy and The Hyena, Sincere Engineer, and Super American. Hot Mulligan last released you’ll be fine in 2020. Check out the song below.
The Offspring have released a music video for their song "We Never Have Sex Anymore". The video was directed by Scott Schafer. The song is off of their most recent album Let The Bad Times Roll that was released earlier this year. The Offspring will be touring the UK and Ireland later this year. Check out the video below.
Shannon and the Clams have announced that they will be releasing a new album. The album is called Year of the Spider and will be out August 20 via Easy Eye Sound. The band have also released a music video for their first single "Midnight Wine". The video was animated by Cody Blanchard. Shannon and the Clams last released Onion in 2018. Check out the video below.
In a brief instagram post, Against Me! mastermind Laura Jane Grace stated that the band will begin recording their new album soon. Grace said: "Verified Mint condition, straight from Japan. Ready to start recording @againstme LP." You can see the post below. AM's last studio LP was Shape Shift With Me in 2016. LJG released Stay Alive in 2020.