Episode #621.5 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this bonus episode, Em Moore plays some of her favourite tracks from January. Songs by The Holy Ghost Tabernacle Choir, Skullpresser, Faim, Puffer, Rust Ring, Wampums, Thus Love, M(h)aol, Matty Grace, Grumpster, Paramore, Scarlet Street, Hoity Toity, Space Camp, Shit Present, Yours Sincerely, Anna Orchid, Zulu, Cheekface, Cell Deth, New Pagans, and so many more are played. Listen to the episode below!
Jughead's Revenge have announced that they will be releasing a new EP. It is called Vultures and will be out May 5 via SBAM Records. The band will be releasing their single “I’ll Be Seeing You” on March 10. Jughead’s Revenge released their single “American Gestures” in 2021 and their album Pearly Gates in 1999.
Crisis Actor have announced that they will be releasing a live album. It is called Gets Caught! Live! At the Redwood Bar, 9/15/2022 and will be out February 18. The album sees the band performing the majority of their 2022 album False Flag along with a new single. The live version of their new single “Nervous Laughter” has also been released. Check out the song below.
Full Moon Forever
Lies They Tell Our Children
All of Us Flames
Trash Knife / Be Nothing
live in Philadelphia
Welcome to the West Coast III
The Vitals (MB)
Austrian ska punk/metal band Russkaja have announced that they are disbanding. The band released a statement on Instagram that reads,
the band RUSSKAJA has ultimately decided to quit with the band. This is after 18 years very sad news of course, but the ongoing war in Ukraine that was initiated by Russia on Feb 204th 2022 makes it impossible for us to continue with an image and style that is making satirical use of Soviet symbols and language. The band is called RUSSKAJA (transl. Russian) and based a lot on those attributes with a singer that was born in Russia and brought to Austria more than 30 years ago.
What once was fun in the band's music is nothing but bitter now and the band members cannot go on stage anymore without feeling that bitterness in every note played and every word sung. All the lyrics written have a totally different meaning now and none of the bandmembers wants to represent this since in these times it is only associated with war, death, crime and blood spilled.
The time has finally come to stop this. We tried to do statements, position ourselves publicly for what we stand and that's peace and unity. But we can feel that it's not enough and also it will not change anymore. We realized that this war will not stop soon and even if it would, the Soviet imagery and style is forever damaged now.
RUSSKAJA has also become a target in the web, there's shitstorms everyday and with every new single we release. People call us Russian terrorist and pro-Russian even if we are the exact opposite. Finally we also care about the safety of our crew and all people involved and we don't want to risk anything violent happening when we're on the road and playing shows.
To most of us RUSSKAJA was not only our band but it was also our existence. This decision is very very sad for all of us but after all that happened since Feb 24 2022 we don't see any other chance here.
We hope that all fans, promoters & partners can understand the hell we're going through taking our own baby to the grave after all these years. As a farewell gift we wanna give you our new album TURBO POLKA PARTY.
The band started in 2005 and released 7 studio albums and two EPs over the course of their run. Russkaja released their final album Turbo Polka Party earlier this month.
Bayside have announced that they will be releasing a new EP. It is called The Blue EP and will be out March 17 via Hopeless Records. The band has also released a new song called “How To Ruin Everything (Patience)” that features Ice Nine Kills. Bayside released their Red EP in 2022 and their album Interrobang in 2019. Check out the song below.
Sunrot have announced that they will be releasing a new album. It is called The Unfailing Rope and will be out April 7 via Prosthetic Records. The band have also released a video for their new song “Gutter” which features additional vocals and lyrics by Bryan Funck of Sargent House and Emily McWilliams. The video was directed by Nicolle Maroulis of Hit Like A Girl and No More Dysphoria along with the band. Sunrot released 21% in 2022. Check out the video and tracklist below.
Death Valley Girls have released a video for their new song “Magic Powers”. The video was directed, designed, and edited by Samantha Westervelt. The song is off their upcoming album Islands in the Sky which will be out February 24 via Suicide Squeeze Records. Death Valley Girls released their split EP with Le Butcherettes in 2022 and released their album Under The Spell of Joy in 2020. Check out the video below.
The Damned have released a video for their new song “The Invisible Man”. The video was directed by Martin Gooch. The song is off their upcoming album Darkadelic which will be out on April 28. The Damned will be touring Europe and the UK this spring and released Evil Spirits in 2018. Check out the video below.
Angel Du$t have announced US tour dates for this May. Life’s Question and Jivebomb will be joining them on the majority of dates. Angel Du$t will be playing a handful of US shows with Fiddlehead and Drug Church later this month and released YAK: A Collection of Truck Songs in 2021. Check out the dates below.
Carcass have announced North American tour dates for this spring. Municipal Waste, Sacred Reich, and Creeping Death will be joining them on all dates. Carcass released their album Torn Arteries in 2021. Check out the dates below.
On February 1, Joe & The Shitboys played The Baby G in Toronto, Ontario. Mvll Crimes and Sofa Queen opened the show. Joe & the Shitboys released their album The Reason For Hardcore Vibes (Again) in 2021. Our photographer Stephen McGill was there to capture all the action. Check out his photos below.
Subhumans have announced that they will be releasing a box set called 1981-1986. The box set collects the newly remixed and remastered versions of 29/29 Split Vision, Worlds Apart, Time Flies…But Aeroplanes Crash + Rats, From the Cradle to the Grave, EPLP, The Day The Country Died, and Unfinished Business along with a 52-page book compiled by Daryl Smith of Cock Sparrer that features Dick Lucas’ diaries from the era, handwritten lyrics, and photos. The box set will be available February 3 via Pirates Press Records and on the Subhumans’ Bandcamp page. Subhumans released Crisis Point in 2019. Check out the announcement below.