River Rats to release new CD, working on new EP

River Rats to release new CD, working on new EP

South Bend, Indiana's River Rats are releasing a new CD ep. It's called Enchantment and it's the physical version of a previously release digital-only set. That's out at the end of July and you can hear it below. The band is working on a follow up EP right now.

The band has a few shows coming up: Elkhart Indiana on 7/26; South Bend Indiana on 7/27; Buchanan MI on 9/13; Indianapolis Indiana on 9/14 for Punk Rock Night at the Melody Inn

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Melvins

Dale Crover releases new solo track

Dale Crover of The Melvins has released a new solo track. It's called "I Quit" and it's off the upcoming Glossolalia album out on Joyful Noise Recordings. You can check it out below. Dale is spending the summer touring with Redd Kross (he has been the band's drummer for a number of years). He is also opening those sets with an acoustic set and is dj-ing between the bands at most stops.

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Sticker Mule sends customers pro-Trump e-mail, urges people to buy Trump t-shirts

Sticker Mule sends customers pro-Trump e-mail, urges people to buy Trump t-shirts

Here's a weird one. As you know, Punk rock and stickers are interlocked with many, many, many bands using stickers as a means of promotion and cheap merchandise. Sticker Mule is one of the largest sticker producers in USA and is a common manufacturer of punk band stickers. Following the Trump shooting, Sticker Mule, perhaps surprisingly, sent out a mass e-mail to thousands of customers wherein Sticker Mule owner/co-founder Anthony Constantino clearly stated that he supported Donald Trump. He also urged people to use the company's shirt printing services to make Pro-Trump t-shirts.

Numerous bands issued statements in regards to the e-mail. Dominic Davi stated: "So long Sticker Mule. Thanks for all the stickers." Boris the Sprinkler showed one of their stickers and stated: "And just to clarify… this is not a product of Sticker Mule! It is Sticker Guy!" Metal booking agent Nathan Carson stated: "Sticker Mule is the latest, but U-Line did the same thing a few years ago. FYI." We'll let you know if anything develops.

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GWAR

GWAR covers “I'm just Ken” from 'Barbie' movie

GWAR has released a version of "I'm just Ken" from The Barbie Movie. The track is from the newly resurrected AV Club Undercover series wherein bands cover songs from a list created by the AV club. Gwar has previously covered "Carry on my wayward son" and "West end girls" for the series.

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Noun releases debut single

Noun releases debut single

Noun is the band composed of Marissa Paternoster and Phillip Price of Kayo Dot. This week, the band released their debut single "Wanted" b/w "Consumed." These tracks represent Paternoster's first widely released recordings since the end of Screaming Females. The tracks are available as a cassingle and as a digital download. You can hear the new tunes below and see the band's upcoming tour dates.

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UltraBomb

Watch the new video by Ultrabomb!

Today we are thrilled to bring you the premiere of the new video by Ultrabomb! The video is for their song “Who Knows” and features footage from Bob Sweeney, Amanda Renee, CFredrics, Kyle Noseworthy, and PhilsaThrill. The video was edited by Bert Gragg. Speaking to Punknews, Greg Norton said,

“‘Who Knows’ is an examination of how we see others, and how they see us. Everyone has their own perception of reality. What matters to me, may not matter to you. It’s an everyday truth. Who knows UltraBomb? I hope you will soon. I know we are playing some of the best punk rock on the planet right now. I know, so will you. Thanks for checking us out.”

”Who Knows” is off their album Dying To Smile which was released earlier this year. Watch the video below!

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Chat Pile

Chat Pile announce new album, share “I Am Dog Now” video, to tour North America

Chat Pile have announced that they will be releasing a new album. It is called Cool World and will be out on October 11 via The Flenser. The band has also released a video for their new song “I Am Dog Now” which was directed by Will Mecca. Additionally, Chat Pile has announced North American tour dates for November with Agriculture, Porcelain, Mamaleek, Traindodge, and Thirdface joining them on select dates. Chat Pile released God's Country in 2022. Check out the video, tracklist, and dates below.

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Devon Kay and the Solutions

Watch the new video by Devon Kay and the Solutions!

Today we are thrilled to bring you the premiere of the new video by the World’s Greatest Band Devon Kay and The Solutions! The video is for their song “Escape From The City” which is a cover of the song composed by Jun Senoue and performed by Ted Poley and Tony Harnell for the Sonic Adventure 2 video game. The video was directed and edited by Devon Kay. Speaking to Punknews about the song and video, Devon said,

“We hope this music video reaches Ben Schwartz. The voice of Sonic the Hedgehog. That dude is so ska-coded that if he hears this he'll likely take it to Paramount Plus and demand it be featured in the Amy Rose spinoff series that is inevitable and deserved. If you want a more serious answer everyone in the world should see this art.

Every time we play this song I refer to it as an "obscure video game cover" which it definitely is NOT. People lose their minds. Granted our version is probably the best version so that helps. Sonic fans are everywhere. Going fast is universal. Universal Fast-Care for All.

I've wanted to do a Video Game EP for a long time. This band is a band of video game players… Like everyone on this planet at this point. Video games are art to me. I don't watch a ton of movies… Not a reader… Love me some video games though. It started as a bigger project but we widdled it down to these two songs, for now. If this incredible product we've put together sells then I would confidently say you can see a full release of VG tunes. Tell us you want that. Thank you.”

”Escape From The City” is off Devon Kay and the Solutions’ EP Devon Kay and the Solutions and Knuckles which is out today via Ska Punk International and finds the band covering classic video game tunes. Devon Kay and the Solutions will be touring the US with Big D and the Kids Table and We Are the Union in November. Watch the video below!

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The Dwarves

Dwarves recording new album

The Dwarves recently released The Dwarves Concept Album in 2023. They are also about to release the Dwarves Keep It Reel 12-inch. Well, the band is already back at it. They were in the recording studio this weekend, recording tracks for a new album. They stated "recorded 14 drum tracks in a day for a new album coming out later this year." We'll keep you updated.

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Bad Mary

Listen to the new EP and read a track-by-track breakdown by Bad Mary!

Today we are very excited to bring you the premiere of the new EP by New York punk rockers Bad Mary! The EP is called Better(er) Days and finds the band revisiting six tracks from their debut album Better Days to celebrate its 10th anniversary. We caught up with bassist Mike Staub and guitarist David Henderson to hear their thoughts on the tracks. Better(er) Days will be out everywhere on July 16 and you can pre-order it right here. Listen to the EP a day early and read the track-by-track breakdown below!

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