The Coathangers

The Coathangers: “Watch Your Back”

Atlanta GA's The Coathangers are gearing up to release a split 7-inch with the Black Lips. Titled "Watch Your Back," it will be the flipside to the Black Lips' "Freedom Fries." The split is limited to 1,000 vinyl copies and can be pre-ordered here and ships on October 26, 2015.

"Watch Your Back" is currently streaming via this page on NPR.

The Coathangers' most recent full-length, Suck My Shirt, was released last year. Their as-yet-untitled follow-up is due out next year.

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The Lawrence Arms

The Lawrence Arms announce “War On Christmas” shows

The Lawrence Arms have announced they will be playing themed shows this December in Chicago. Themes will include despair, revelry, friendship and more. They have also asked The Methadones, Red City Radio, Off With Their Heads and more to join in the holiday festivities. The shows will happen December 10-12, 2015 and the Double Door. Tickets will go on sale on Friday. You can click read more for the show details. The Lawrence Arms released Metropole in 2014.

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End Sounds Tours
Riverboat Gamblers

Riverboat Gamblers announce new single, tour dates

Austin TX's Riverboat Gamblers (by way of Denton) are preparing to release the second single in their singles series on End Sounds on Friday, November 13, 2015 (spooky!). You can check out "Time to Let Her Go" below (or via a nostalgic "dial-a-song" at (512) 359-3858.) The band will also be going on tour, making a stop at both Pre-Fest in Ybor City as well as Fest in Gainesville (We're sponsors!)

In the End Sounds single series, the Riverboat Gamblers record a new original song and a cover song specifically for the series (they are not b-sides of any previous recording session) each time. For this second release in the series (there are only supposed to be one or two more in the series), the b-side is a cover of "I Wanna Destroy You" by The Soft Boys.

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Black Numbers Music

Banquets: 'Spit at the Sun' (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is excited to debut the new album by Banquets!

On their third full length, the bands takes a hearty dose of '90s alt-rock and chases it with a raw shot of pop-punk. Spit at the Sun seems to be something of culmination of the band's previous releases. By the way they abut the melodic with the random cacophonous strike, it seems that this is exactly what the band has been building towards throughout their career.

You can pre-order the record here. Meanwhile, check out the whole album below, right now.

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Rancid will play ‘…And Out Come The Wolves’ at Groezrock 2016

Groezrock organizers have announced the first headlining band for the 2016 festival. Rancid will be playing …And Out Come The Wolves in its entirety to celebrate the 25th year of the festival. This will be the first time the band will be playing it in its entirety in Europe. A second batch of early bird tickets went on sale as well.

Grozerock will be happening in Meerhout, Belgium on April 29 and 30, 2016. You can click here to purchase an early bird ticket.

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Asbury Lanes closes down... temporarily...?

Asbury Lanes closes down… temporarily…?

Landmark punk venue Asbury Lanes has closed down… for the time being. On October 3, 2015, the venue had its last show before undergoing heavy renovations expected to last well into next year.

The building itself will undergo interior and exterior renovations. The building behind it will be re-purposed into a 110 room hotel by the new owners, iStar. iStar spent more than $105 million over the past few years purchasing old bowling alleys.

The reason for the October 3 shutdown was because the lease of the current operators expired at the end of September. Senior Vice President of iStar Brian Cheripka stated, "We're committed to keeping it an iconic music venue." Read more here.

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Crazy and the Brains: "Syreita" (Punknews Exclusive)

Crazy and the Brains: “Syreita” (Punknews Exclusive)

Punknews is absolutely thrilled to debut the new video by Crazy and the Brains.

In case you didn't know, Crazy and the Brains are fivedudes that make spastic, wild, wacky, punk that sometimes dips into surprisingly dark waters. They also have a xylophone in the band and it is great. The video for "Syreita" opens with frontman Chris Urban getting a glass bottle smashed in his face and then somehow segues to ski-masked ballet dancers storming a rooftop party. That is the perfect visualization for this band's music.

The track is off Good Lord [EP] , out on Baldy Longhair. Check it out.

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Kung Fu
Tsunami Bomb to release rarities collection

Tsunami Bomb to release rarities collection

Tsunami Bomb has announced that they are going to release a rarities collection. It will be called Trust No One and will include 14 tracks.

The release will be out via Kung Fu Records. The release will pull tracks from B-Movie Queens, Mayhem On The High Seas and The Invasion From Within. It will also include some previously unreleased tracks. See the track listing below.

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Melvins release surprise EP

Melvins have suddenly released a surprise EP. It's called Beer Hippy and finds the band in their "Melvins 1983" incarnation. That means Buzz Osborne is on vocals and guitar, Dale Crover is on bass and original member Mike Dillard is on the drums.

The release is out now via Amphetamine Reptile Records. The release has four songs and you can hear the title track below.

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Episode 268

So this was a varied week on the Punknews Podcast featuring Adam White, John Gentile and Ricky Frankel. We had an edition of our periodic vinyl chat to discuss some new finds, we took a look at the drama surrounding Geoff Rickley's Collect Records and their unexpected association with dirty pharma dollars, and we took a look at the recent Pussy Riot news from Dismaland.

Oh, and in the wake of his big US tour and upcoming record we got the Pope on the line to play him some Rudimentary Peni, as one does.

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