Navel Gazing for January 29, 2023

Navel Gazing for January 29, 2023

Welcome to Navel Gazing, the Punknews.org commenter community's weekly symposium, therapy session, and back-alley knife-fight. Chime in below with your latest playlists, record store finds, online time wasters, and site feedback.

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Strawberry Cough

Strawberry Cough: “Sad At The Mall”

Brampton-based Strawberry Cough have released a new song. It is called “Sad At The Mall” and appears to be a standalone single. It was produced and mixed by Kyle Ashbourne and mastered by Stuart McKillop. Strawberry Cough released their EPs Victory Lap! and The Little Dog Laughed in 2021. Check out the song below.

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Videos
Lovebreakers: "Spark"

Lovebreakers: “Spark”

Lovebreakers have released a video for their new song “Spark”. The video was directed by Erase Creative. The song is available digitally and will be on their upcoming album Wonder which will be out later this year via Wiretap Records / Sabbath City Records / Gunner Records. Lovebreakers released their album Primary Colours in 2021. Check out the video below.

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Festivals & Events
Cancer Bats, MakeWar, No Trigger, more to play Obenuse Fest
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Festivals & Events
Punk Rock Bowling announce two more club shows

Punk Rock Bowling announce two more club shows

Punk Rock Bowling has announced two more club shows. Lion’s Law, Wisdom in Chains, Militarie Gun, Anti-Vision, and H.A.L.T will be playing The Place on 7th on May 26 and Anti-Nowhere League, Against All Authority, Grade 2, and Informal Society will be playing the Fremont Country Club on May 28. These shows join the four previously announced club shows. Punk Rock Bowling will take place May 26-29 in Downtown Las Vegas.

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Festivals & Events
Bamboozle Fest announces 2023 lineup

Bamboozle Fest announces 2023 lineup

Bamboozle festival has announced the first wave lineup for this year. Scowl, End It, Kaonashi, Limp Bizkit, Mindforce, Mayday Parade, Saosin with Anthony Green, Palisades (farewell show), Say Anything, The Callous Daoboys, The Garden, Saves The Day (performing In Reverie for its 20th anniversary) and The Spill Canvas are among the bands playing. This is the first Bamboozle festival since 2012 and it will take place May 5-7 at Bader Field in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Check out the full lineup below.

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Singing Lungs

Singing Lungs to release new album

Singing Lungs have announced that they will be releasing a new album. It is called Coming Around and will be out February 24 via Sell The Heart Records, Engineer Records, Count Your Lucky Stars Records, and Waterslide Records. The band will be releasing their first single from the album next week. Singing Lungs released their EP Phone From Car in 2020.

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ARXX

ARXX release “Ride or Die” video, announce UK tour

ARXX have released a video for their new song “Ride or Die”. The video was directed by Rosie Powell. The song is off their upcoming debut LP of the same name which will be out March 31 via Submarine Cat Records. ARXX also announced tour dates for the UK for this spring. The band released their EP Wong Girl, Honey in 2019. Check out the video and dates below.

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Festivals & Events
Scowl, Gag, A Place to Bury Strangers, Faim, more to play Fluff Fest

Scowl, Gag, A Place to Bury Strangers, Faim, more to play Fluff Fest

Fluff Fest has announced the first wave of bands for this year’s festival. Scowl, Gag, A Place to Bury Strangers, No Man, Powerplant, Faim, Glars, Ohyda, Oust, Diploid, Shooting Daggers, Doldrey, Janpalach, Vole, Slutbomb, Koridor, Sukob, Yperitiff, Kurvy Cesi, Parnepar Mizerija, Shallow, Lovegun, Sullyedo Vilag, 2 Manky Hookers and A Racist Dwarf, Statico, Terminator X vs. Lilixelbe, and Fuck It…I Quit! will be playing. Fluff Fest takes place July 27-29 at Airfield Rockycany in Rockycany, Czechia.

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Streams
Xiao

Listen to the new track by Xiao!

Today we are thrilled to bring you the premiere of the new track by Swedish powerviolence band Xiao! The song is called "Xtra Hard (8 BIllion)" and will be on their upcoming EP Burn. The song is also the first to feature new vocalist Emelie Johannesson. Speaking to Punknews, guitarist Daniel said of the song,

"When we set out to write our new EP BURN, we knew we wanted to go even further towards our initial band philosophy —stupid riffs over smart drums, and caveman moshpits. When we first played the final version of "Xtra Hard", we started laughing immediately at how stupidly hard it is. When our drummer Sam started riding the bell in the opening of the song, we doubled over and that's how we knew this was it."

Vocalist Emelie also said of the song,

"This song has an extra cynical vibe in these unchill times."

Xiao's new EP Burn will be out March 31 via Quarantined Fanzine & Records. Listen to the song below!

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