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Lucky Scars, the most recent project of Jon Bunch, who passed away unexpectedly last month, have released their video for "Bandita" from their 2015 EP Rock and Roll Party Foul. Bunch was also well known for his previous bands, including Reason to Believe/Sense Field and Further Seems Forever. See below to watch the video from Spartan Records.Read more
Back with a Gang Bang
The Island of Misfit Toys
I Made You Something
The Smashing Pumpkins
Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness
The Book of Souls
Headstrung / Seaside Resort to Violence
Fall Out Boy
American Beauty/American Psycho
Back Yard Dreams
Salad Days [Film]
The Wet Boys
Run & Hide [EP]
Boston's Somos have released a new track off of their upcoming album titled First Day Back. The track is called "Reminded/Weighed Down." The album will be out on February 19, 2016 on Hopeless Records. The band will also be on tour with Petal and The Superweaks this March.Read more
Stockholm's D-beat champions Vicitms have announced a new album. It's called Sirens and it will be out April 15, 2016 via Tankcrimes Records. The album was recorded at Studio Gutterview by Fred Estby and mastered at Audiosiege by Brad Boatright. The band also has some tour dates coming up this spring. See those below.Read more
You and I, the upcoming release of rarities and covers from Jeff Buckley, who passed away in 1997, includes covers from The Smiths, Bob Dylan and Led Zeppelin, along with two previously unreleased original tracks. You can watch the video for "I Know It's Over" (The Smiths), directed by Amanda Deeme, below. The album is out March 11 via Legacy Recordings.Read more
According to New Noise Magazine, The Implants plan on releasing a new EP in the spring on Cyber Tracks, which is owned by El Hefe (of NOFX) and his wife Jen Abeyta. The EP is will have five tracks including a cover of Cheap Trick's song "Come On Come On." No specific release date for it has been announced as of yet. The band also added Matt Riddle of Face to Face as a new member.
No Doubt's Tom Dumont, Tony Kanal, and Adrian Young have formed a new band with Davey Havok of AFI. The band has already recorded a full album and are currently shopping it to labels. The band does not have a name yet. Meanwhile, Gwen Stefani will release her new solo album This Is What the Truth Feels Like, on March 18.Read more
If you are an Off With Their Heads fan, a listener of the Anxious & Angry podcast, or both, you know just how much the band’s lead vocalist and guitarist Ryan Young has gone through. He was in a dark place and turned it all around in the past two years.
Not only does he do a weekly podcast where he and a guest give advice to people who call or e-mail him, but he also moved from Los Angeles, California to Dixon, Illinois, he and a friend rode their bikes from Minnesota to Colorado to raise awareness for mental health issues, he introduced PEARS to the world and put out Go To Prison on vinyl, he has his own online record and t-shirt store, and he now has his own shirt printing shop called 4th Shift Printing.
As if that wasn’t enough he has been working on not one, but two Off With Their Heads records as well as touring a fair amount (including playing Punk Rock Bowling later this year). With all of these different ventures and all of these changes going on in his life, news editor Ricky Frankel talked to Ryan to ask him about all of his endeavors and to see how he’s been doing since starting a podcast that really seems to be resonating within the punk scene.Read more