Lightmares

Lightmares to release new album

Sudbury-based garage punks Lightmares have announced that they will be releasing a new album. It is called Dear Life and will be out on March 15 via Tarantula Tapes. Lightmares released both their split with Heavy Petter and their EP Nu Toys in 2021. Check out the tracklist below.

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White Reaper

White Reaper cover The Sound

White Reaper have released a cover of “I Can’t Escape Myself” by English post-punk band End Sounds. The song originally appeared on The Sound’s 1980 album Jeopardy. The cover is available digitally now. White Reaper released their album Asking For A Ride in 2023. Check out the cover below.

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Tours
Sublime With Rome

Sublime With Rome announce farewell tour (US and Canada)

Sublime with Rome have announced dates for their farewell tour. They will be touring around the US and Canada starting in April and running through September. The lineup for this tour is Rome Ramirez, Joe Tomino, Brian Allen, and Gabrial McNair. Tickets go on sale on March 8. The band will also be releasing their final single called “Love Is Dangerous” on April 5. Sublime With Rome announced that 2024 would be their final year as a band in December and released their EP Tangerine Skies in 2023. Check out the dates below.

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Incisions

Incisions surprise-release new EP

Incisions have surprise-released a new EP. It is called Living Proof and features five tracks including their 2022 single “Gasoline”. Incisions released their album Bliss in 2021. Check out the EP below.

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Bad Mary

Watch a new video by Bad Mary!

Today we are stoked to bring you the premiere of the new video by New York-based punks Bad Mary! The video is for the re-recorded version of their song “Forget About It” and was directed by the band’s guitarist David Henderson. Speaking about the track bassist Mike Staub said,

”’Forget About It’ is a song we've been playing in our sets for years. It's probably the song that we have played the most as a band. An important part of every set, it's been a crowd favorite forever. With Better(er) Days we really wanted to capture the live energy and the chaos of a song with less than two chords, one line of lyrics, and a one-note guitar solo”.

Lead vocalist Amanda Mac added,

"I love performing this song. It's a fun and wacky song that's simple and only has one line of lyrics. We wanted to capture that manic live state when rerecording this one and wanted to make sure the live energy is in there"

”Forget About It” is off their upcoming Better(er) Days EP which features recorded and remixed versions of songs from their first album Better Days to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Better(er) Days will be out in June. Watch the video below!

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Festivals & Events
Darts, DFMK, Middle-Aged Queers, more to play Tentacle Fest 2024

Darts, DFMK, Middle-Aged Queers, more to play Tentacle Fest 2024

Tentacle Fest, the festival put together by Alternative Tentacles, has announced its lineup for this year. The festival will take place over the course of three days in April. Build Them to Break, Middle-Aged Queers, and a to be announced band will be playing on April 18. Fleshies, Sandrider, M.I.A., and Moms With Bangs! will be playing on April 19. The Darts, DFMK, and Wheelchair Sports Camp will be playing on April 20. All shows will take place at Thee Stork Club in Oakland, California.

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Erica Dawn Lyle and Vice Cooler to release physical copies of 'Land Trust: Benefit for NEFOC'

Erica Dawn Lyle and Vice Cooler to release physical copies of 'Land Trust: Benefit for NEFOC'

Last year Erica Dawn Lyle and Vice Cooler released their collaborative benefit album Land Trust: Benefit for NEFOC on Bandcamp and they’ve just announced that the album will be getting a physical version. The album will be available on vinyl via Get Better Records on March 22. All of the proceeds will be going to NEFOC, an Indigenous and POC-led organization that connects POC farmers and land stewards to land “while centering and respecting Indigenous sovereignty”. A video for “Decoder Ring” which features Katie Alice Greer of Priests has also been released. The video was directed and edited by Vice Cooler and was shot in one take using a backup camera from a Ford Explorer. Check out the video and tracklist below.

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Videos
Seed Toss

Seed Toss: “Dog Perch”

Seed Toss have released a video for their song “Dog Perch”. The video was shot, edited, and directed by Alice Hirsch and Maxime Lajoie. The song is off their recently released EP Safe and Sound. Check out the video below.

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Navel Gazing for March 3, 2024

Navel Gazing for March 3, 2024

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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Podcast
Listen to Punknews Podcast #649.6 - David Lee Roth's Party v. Sammy Hagar's Party!

Listen to Punknews Podcast #649.6 - David Lee Roth's Party v. Sammy Hagar's Party!

Episode #649.6 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode, John and Em talk about The Knee-His, Psywarfare’s new 7-inch, No Values Fest and Punk Rock Bowling, The Anti-Queens’ upcoming album, Scowl going on tour with Drain and Madball, and Kate Clover’s new song. They also discuss Ceremony’s livestream, Psychotic Pineapple’s new EP, and the convictions of two people in the killing of Jam Master Jay. John also goes on a rant about Dave Grohl. Listen to the episode below!

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