Dan Vapid and the Cheats have set September 23, 2022 as the release date of their fifth album Dystopia. The album will be released on Eccentric Pop Records. The band released Escape Velocity late last year. The video for the debut single "Sour Pauline" can be seen below.
"Hey everyone - We wanted to quickly jump on here and address the departure of one of our founding members, Kate Kanfield. The decision to go our separate ways was mutual, due to creative differences and a desire to focus on mental health. We wish the best for Kate and their future projects and deeply value the memories we had with them in Vial as a four-piece. Keep up with Kate on their personal Instagram account and thank you for respecting all involved's privacy during this time."
The band will continue as a trio. Vial released their album Loudmouth in 2021.
SpiritWorld have announced that they will be releasing a new album. It is called Deathwestern and will be out November 25 via Century Media. The band have also released an age-restricted video for the title track (which you'll have to login to YouTube to watch). SpiritWorld released Pagan Rhythms in 2021. Check out the song and tracklist below.
Riot Fest - Day 2
Live in Chicago
Suicide of Judas [7-inch]
Riot Fest - Day 1
Live in Chicago
W.A.R. in the Digital Realm
Love Business [EP]
Mike Park / Catbite
Pianos Become the Teeth
My Chemical Romance
Live in Toronto
Live in Somerset - Day Two
King Mike Entertainment System
King Mike Entertainment System
Following the method of their previous show announcements, the Misfits have posted a new "teaser" announcement which reveals the band will be playing Las Vegas. The date was not announced, but unconfirmed rumors suggest a New Year's Show. The band has not confirmed or denied these rumors. The band just played riot Fest where they performed all of Walk among Us and a bunch of other tracks.
Brooklyn based ska band Stop The Presses have released a video for their cover of Bikini Kill's "Rebel Girl". The cover is off their upcoming album Got It which will be out September 29 via Jump Up Records. Stop The Presses released Money In The Bank in 2019. Check out the video below.
Propagandhi have announced a handful of rescheduled West Coast US shows. The shows will now take place in October and all previously purchased tickets will remain valid at the new dates. Their shows in Seattle, Portland, and San Francisco have been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase. Propagandhi released Victory Lap in 2017. Check out the new dates below.
Brian Gorsegner has announced in a post on the official Night Birds Instagram page that he will be retiring from playing in bands. A final Night Birds show in currently in the works. The statement reads,
Hi. Brian here. I'm retiring from playing in bands. Info for a final Night Birds gig is in the works. It's not a bad thing, it's not a dramatic thing, it's just something I want to do. The driving force where I NEEDED to do it through my teen years until not so long ago is simply no longer there, for better or worse. I always thought if that happened it would be time to stop. Playing music has given me the coolest opportunities and experiences I could ever have imagined. It shaped my life and taught me how I wanted to be as a person. I couldn't be more grateful. I love all my bandmates like actual family and their support on this decision only furthers that. I truly appreciate anyone who ever checked out one of my bands, and the many folks who've contributed on this journey. Punk still rules, go start your own band! XO
The Eradicator has released a new song called "Can't Play Well With Others". The song is off their upcoming final album Forever the Eradicator that will be out October 7 via Stonewalled. The Eradicator released Peak Eradicator in 2019. Check out the song below.
Episode #608 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! This episode sees the return of Hallie after her adventures in Scotland and Portugal. The gang dive into the news and discuss the new solo LP from Blag Dahila, White Lung's upcoming final album and new videos, OFF!'s new experimental track, and Snakeskin's awesome TikTok song about The Bachelorette. Festivals and tours being cancelled, the Record Store Day list for Black Friday, shirt slogans, and Screaming Females hinting at releasing something in October are also talked about. Listen to the new episode below!
Back in August, Sleater-Kinney announced that they would be releasing a covers album featuring Big Joanie, The Linda Lindas and more to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1997 album Dig Me Out . Today, the band has announced more details about the release. It will be called Dig Me In and will be out October 21. 25% of proceeds from the album will be donated to Sexual and Gender Minority Resource Center, the LGBTQIA+ youth center in Portland, Oregon. A lyric video for Courtney Barnett's cover of "Words and Guitar" has also been released. Sleater-Kinney released Path of Wellness in 2021. Check out the song and tracklist below.
Bugsy have released a video for their song "Slip N' Slide". The band shot and edited the video. The song was released as a standalone single in June. Bugsy released please have this! [pt 1] (poorly-recorded demos) earlier this year and their EP Teratoma in 2020. Check out the video below.
L.S. Dunes, the new band made up of Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance, Travis Stever of Coheed and Cambria, Anthony Green of Circa Survive, and Tim Payne Tucker Rule of Thursday, have released a video for their new song "2022". The song is off their upcoming album Past Lives which will be out November 11 via Fantasy. Check out the video below.
Down By Law have canceled their upcoming Euro tour. In an Instagram post, the band stated: "Lamest of news update, friends. Euro dates cancelled, for now. We’ll call it indefinitely postponed. Since we hope things return to normal, one day. As it stands, it seems people are still a little hesitant to go to concerts. The FL dates with Dave and Sam are still fully in effect. And it appears the only live show we will be doing as a full band this year is Oct 9 @newworldbrewery if you can make it."