Interviews
Belvedere

Talking about being an adult with Steven Rawles of Belvedere

Time has a weird way of flying by so quickly sometimes, it really is the case for Canada’s Belvedere. It has been long 12 years since they have has put out a new album. The band has returned with 12 new melodic punk tunes and is excited to share them with the world. The band is releasing their fifth full-length titled The Revenge of the Fifth on May 5th, 2016. Editor Samantha Barrett spoke to Steven Rawles about the new album, growing old and being an adult.

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Podcast
Best Midwestern - Episode 30 - The Purple One

Best Midwestern - Episode 30 - The Purple One

On this episode of the Best Midwestern podcast, Greg and Scott pay tribute to the late Minnesota native Prince, as well as review new albums by power pop veterans Cheap Trick (Rockford, IL) and shoegaze group Pity Sex (Ann Arbor, MI). Perhaps as a nod to Prince's Dirty Mind album cover, the guys end the age-old debate: boxers, briefs, boxer briefs… or none of the above?

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Sonic Youth

Sonic Youth to release 1986 archival release, debut single

Sonic Youth have announced the release of some archival material. The band will release their 1986 Spinhead Sessions. The material was recorded while the band was working on the soundtrack to Ken Friendman's film Made in the U.S.A. The release is out June 17. The band also debuted "Theme with Noise". See the tracklist and single below.

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Toys That Kill announce new album and USA tour

Toys That Kill announce new album and USA tour

San Pedro punk rockers Toys That Kill will be releasing a new album. it's called Sentimental Ward and will be out July 1 via frontman Todd Congelliere's own Recess Records. The album was also recorded at Congelliere's own Clown Sound Studios in San Pedro. They'll also be kicking off a supporting USA tour on July 19. See the track list and tour dates below.

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The Used

The Used (Australia)

The Used have announced a 15th anniversary tour in Australia that is scheduled for the winter. The band will spend two nights at each venue. One night they will play their self-titled album in its entirety and the second night they will play In Love And Death. The band released Imaginary Enemy in 2014

You can see the list of shows below.

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