Single Player: "AC/DC Changed My Life" (Punknews Exclusive)

Single Player: “AC/DC Changed My Life” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Single Player.

In the video for "AC/DC Changed My Life," frontman Sean Neumann chomps down on Cheerios while he gets serenaded by a crew of six inch Angus Youngs. Despite the title, the tune borrows from classic pop punk and 90s alt-rock and sits comfortably somewhere between Guided by Voices and Weezer.

Speaking to Punknews about the track, Neumann said, "People are probably going to see the song and think it's pretty goofy, so we wanted to make it fun. I also now have a Halloween costume for the next few years."

The tune is off the upcoming EP At The Buzzer out Feb 24 via Rat King Records. Pre-order it right here and check out the new video below!

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Dine Alone
Dine Alone and Buzz Records announce merger

Dine Alone and Buzz Records announce merger

Dine Alone and Buzz Records, two of the most prominent independent record labels in Toronto have announced a merger. Buzz was founded by Ian Chai and grew out of the 2010s noise-punk scene that made its home at the Garage venue in Toronto's Chinatown. It's been behind a number of critically-acclaimed releases from acts like Greys, Odonis Odonis, Weaves, Dilly Dally, Twist, and HSY. Joel Carriere's Dine Alone Records emerged from St. Catharines, Ontario in 2005 alongside local acts Alexisonfire and City and Colour. It's grown into one of Canada's biggest rock indies, with releases over the years from Attack in Black, Bedouin Soundclash, The Dirty Nil, The Flatliners as well as becoming the Canadian home for a growing stable of US acts.

There's no word yet on what changes the merger will make to either label's upcoming slate of releases, but you can find statements from the principles of both labels below.

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Festivals & Events
Iggy Pop

Montebello Rockfest announces lineup

Montebello Rockfest have announced the lineup for their 2017 festival. The always massive Quebec-based festival have announced some huge names to headline this year, acts like Rammstein, Queen Of The Stone Age, Iggy Pop, Alexisonfire, The Offspring, Megadeath, Wu-Tang Clan, At The Drive In, AFI, Bad Religion, and Pennywise. Many more more have also been announced including Thursday, Discharge, Sham 69, Less Than Jake, Anti-Flag, Good Riddance, Conflict, and Jello Biafra. The 12th edition of the festival will happen on June 22nd to 25th in Montebello, QC. Festival passes are already on sale. You can click here for more information or to purchase passes to the festival.

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Dollar Signs: "Punk On The Weekend" (Punknews Exclusive)

Dollar Signs: “Punk On The Weekend” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is excited to debut the new video by Dollar Signs!

"Punk on the Weekend" is frikkin hilarious. In the video, frontman Erik Button finds himself trapped in the straight-job world when suddenly, he is haunted by that dreadful apparition known as "the 9 to 5." Watch as he fights for his life and tries to avoid becoming a cog in the machine. The whole chase is backed by Dollar Signs' wonderfully scrappy brand of pop-punk that seems to be in a state of constant collapse. There is also a nice KISS reference. Is it out of genuine appreciation or sardonic irony? You decide!

Speaking to Punknews about the track, Button said, ""The song is about trying to continue to go to shows and do punk shit as you get older. Saying that even GG Allin had a full time job. Talking about the Misfits' Instagram. So you can be punk on the weekend and then regret all of your decisions come Monday."

The tune is off their upcoming EP, Life is Ruff. That's out March 28 via Possum Heart Records. Pre-order that right here and then check out the new vid below, right now!

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Have No Clue: "Nosedive"

Have No Clue: “Nosedive”

Hungarian pop/melodic-punk act Have No Clue have released a video for their new track, "Nosedive." The song was released as a stand-alone single this past Jan 14th. The band's previous release was the single Frames in 2015. You can check out their new video below.

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Run For Cover
Modern Baseball

Modern Baseball cancel tour, on hiatus

According to a recent post on their official Facebook page, Modern Baseball have announced all of their upcoming US tour dates and festival performances have been cancelled and that they will be taking a break. Guitarist Jake Ewald said the main reason was that "the band has become an immense source of anxiety" for him. The band last released Holy Ghost in 2016 via Run For Cover Records. You can read the full announcement below.

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