Episode #595 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode John and Hallie go head to head to see who can spin the best tunes. Tracks from Bully, The Melvins, Screaming Females, Artsick, DFL, Cosmit, Big Moose Manholington, and many more are played. Listen to the episode below!
Martha have announced that they will be releasing a new 7-inch. It features one new song and a cover of "My Heart Is A Drummer" by Allo Darling and will be out June 24 via Specialist Subject. The band have released a video for their new song "Please Don't Take Me Back". The video was directed by Sony Malhotra. Martha released Love Keeps Kicking in 2019. Check out the video below.
Sonagi, the band made up of, Ryann Slauson of Closer, Harim Jung, Michael Englisis, and Keean Mansour, have announced that they will be releasing a new album. The album is called Precedent and will be out July 22 via Get Better Records. The band have also released a video for "Ambivalence" that was directed and edited by Ryann Slauson and Michael Englisis. Sonagi released their single "pansori 판소리" in 2020. Check out the video and tracklist below.
Grumpster have released a video for their new song "Better Than Dead". The song is off their upcoming album Fever Dream that will be out June 17 via Pure Noise Records. Grumpster released their 7-inch Teeth in 2020 and their album Underwhelmed in 2019. Check out the video below.
A Wilhelm Scream
Lose Your Delusion
Dave Hillyard and the Rocksteady 7
The Chats / Mean Jeans /Thick
live in Philadelphia
Live in Chicago
The Best of All Possible Worlds
The Agony & Ecstasy of Watain
Texas based hardcore punks Amygdala have announced that they will be releasing a new two-song single. The single is called Besitos Para Todos Mis Haters and will be out June 26 via their own label Disquera del Barrio. The band have also released the first song "Darvo". Amygdala released their split LP with Listless last year and their album Our Voices Will Soar Forever in 2019. Check out the song below.
The Flatliners have announced that they will be releasing a new album. The album is called New Ruin and will be out August 5 via Fat Wreck Chords and Dine Alone Records. The band have also released a video for their new song "Performative Hours" that was directed by Mitch Barnes. The Flatliners will be touring the UK in spring, in the Midwest in June, in Western Canada in the fall and the Northeast US in November. The band last released Inviting Light in 2017. Check out the video and tracklist below.
Andy Fletcher, keyboardist and founding member of Depeche Mode, has passed away. He was 60 years old. No cause of death has been made public. Depeche Mode released a statement that reads,
"We are shocked and filled with overwhelming sadness with the untimely passing of our dear friend, family member, and bandmate Andy "Fletch" Fletcher. Fletch had a true heart of gold and was always there when you needed support, a lively conversation, a good laugh, or a cold pint. Our hearts are with his family, and we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and respect their privacy during this difficult time."
He formed Depeche Mode in 1980 along with Dave Gahan, Martin Gore, and Vince Clarke. The band released fourteen studio albums the last of which was Spirit in 2017 and they were inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in 2020. We send our condolences to Andy Fletcher's family, friends, and fans.
The Young Rochelles released a new EP today. The EP is called Interstellar Communication and includes 4 new spaced themed tracks, see below. Pre-order for the EP on Alien green and Moon Rock Grey vinyl is out now through Hey Pizza Records (US), Endless Detention Records (Australia), I Buy Records (Italy), and Dumb Records (Japan), you can click here to grab a copy.
The Dollyrots have added more tour dates. The band will be playing the second half of July, early August, and mid-November. They'll be hitting the East Coast, West coast, and places in between. You can see the dates below. Don't Panic and Year of the Fist open.
That Petrol Emotion was the band formed by Seán O'Néill and Damian O'Neill after the end of The Undertones. The band's original run was 1986-1993 and they released five studio LPs. The band are now re-issuing two of their albums.
1988's End Of The Millennium Psychosis Blue and 1990's Chemicrazy are out in July via Rubellan Remasters, with bonus tracks on the CD format. . Both have been dynamically remastered from original master tapes and expanded to 20 tracks each, which includes a selection of B sides, non-album singles, live tracks and remixes. The label has not yet revealed the full track listings.
Roadkiller, the punk/metal band headed by Philippa Tank, has released its debut LP. Pick of the Litter is self-released and on the record, Tank plays all the instruments except drums. Drums are handled by various guests including Dave Witte (Municipal Waste), Jess Margera (CKY), Donald Tardy (Obituary), Tommy Akerholdt (Turbonegro) and Adrian Aguilar (Exmortus). you can hear the album below.
In 2020, Spotify banned political advertisements due to the widespread misinformation contained in the ads. This month, Spotify is now allowing people to purchase advertising spots for politically based ads. According to Pitchfork, Spotify sent out an internal email stAting that it will not accept ads from issue-based groups, will only host ads from known candidates, and that the ads will not run between songs streaming on the free subscription tier.
A spokesperson stated in a publicly distributed release, "“Following our pause of political ads in early 2020, we have spent the past two years strengthening and enhancing our processes, systems and tools to responsibly validate and review this content“. We are now beginning to sell select political advertisements in opted-in third-party podcasts via the Spotify Audience Network in the U.S.”