Streetlight Manifesto have announced a North American tour that is scheduled for May where they will be playing all of their album Somewhere in the Between (and more) in its entirety in celebration of its tenth anniversary. You can see the list of shows below.Read more
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!Read more
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.Read more
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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.Read more
Toronto's Twin Rivals have signed to State of Mind Recordings. The band's first release with the label will be a limited pressing of the band's demo EP on cassette. Twin Rivals features former members of Bathurst, Policies And Procedures and The Pettit Project.
Twin Rivals has a number of shows lined up in Ontario kicking off in March. You can find the current tour dates below.Read more
The members of Sicko have announced that they are resurrecting their record label Top Drawer Records. For now the label will be selling its releases from the 90's. However its first contemporary release will be from Sicko vocalist/guitarist Ean Hernandez's new band Date Night With Brian.Read more
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!Read more
California's The Bronx will be heading to France this May and June to co-headline a tour with Against Me!. The bands will be playing 6 shows in France. Tickets are on sale now, you can click here for more information in purchasing tickets. The Bronx released The Bronx IV in 2013 and Against me! released Shape Shift With Me in 2016.Read more
The band have also released a music video to go in conjunction to the announcement of the record. The video was released over at NPR for their song titled "Mesa." See below for the music video and album art.Read more
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.Read more