Interviews
Dog Party

Dog Party on Beatles, Breakups, and their new album

The three chord, high energy duo Dog Party are about to release their sixth record, Hit & Run. As before, sisters Gwendolyn and Lucy Giles stick to a sharp guitar/drum attack that is reminiscent of the Ramones and the first wave of west coast punk. But this record is their shortest, fastest, and meanest one to date- and that's a good thing!

Because the record is out this Friday, Punknews' John Gentile spoke to the band about the LP, the Beatles, and keepin' it DIY. Check it out below.

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Music
Chaser

Chaser premieres lyric video for “The Show” from 'Sound The Sirens'

Punknews is excited to premiere a new lyric video for "The Show," a new song from Southern California skate-punk act Chaser. "The Show" is the band's homage to the annual punk rock festival pilgrimage. If you make that yearly trek to The Fest, Pouzza, Punk Rock Bowling or the like, this is for you. The song will appear on Chaser's upcoming album Sound The Sirens, due out digitally through Dying Scene Records and physically through Effervescence Records on July 20.

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Listen to the new EP by H.A.R.D.!

Listen to the new EP by H.A.R.D.!

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new EP by H.A.R.D.!

On the band's new EP, Have a Rad Day the band takes a punk core and builds that up into a room shaking, indie rock slammer. This is noisy, chaotic, and explosive. It's a good thing they keep some melody in these hard kicks, because the band feels like they are about to fly off the ledge at any moment.

You can pre-order the new EP right here and check it out below, right now!

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Watch the trailer for 'Records Collecting Dust II!'

Watch the trailer for 'Records Collecting Dust II!'

The first Records Collecting Dust film was any record collector's fantasy come to life- that film was basically sitting in the same room as punk rock legends like Keith Morris, Mike Watt, Jello Biafra, and just talking about cool records. It was a simple premise that ended up being more informative than most documentaries.

Well, the new sequel, Records Collecting Dust II is basically more of the same except this time it focuses on East Coast musicans and that is FANTASTIC. Today, we are pleased to bring you a trailer for that film. The trailer gives just a few hints of whom we get to hang out with this time around: Walter Schreifels, Dave Smalley, Brian Baker, Roger Miret, Paul Bearer, John Joseph, and more all geek out on records. Ian MacKaye even talks about how he ganked his first ever record…

You can check out the Film's website here and see the trailer below!

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Listen to the UK Subs cover David Bowie!

Listen to the UK Subs cover David Bowie!

Today, Punknews is THRILLED to debut the new track by the UK Subs!

Pretty much every punk band owes a debt of gratitude to the legendary UK Subs. For the past forty-two years(!) Charlie Harper and crew have been blasting out hard smashing, in-your-face political, three chord punk rock. Through their unrelenting campaign, the band has shaped the very sound, the look, and the ethos of punk rock since its very inception. And now, on their 27th(?)… 37th(?)… 47th(?) album, the band is paying tribute to what shaped them.

SubVersions finds the band covering 12 different influences. Motorhead gets a spin, as does Slaughter and the Dogs, The Modern Lovers, and even Ray Charles. But, Charlie saved the best for last, closing out the album with the big daddy… a cover of David Bowie's "Suffragette City!" The glam-punk connection has always been somewhat apparent and it is thrilling to hear the Subs make that connection explicit by taking the buzzy energy of the original and adding that trademark Subs style sonic hammering.

SubVersions is out this Friday and you can pre-order it right here! Meanwhile, check out the Subs blasting through "Suffragette City" below, right now!

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Streams
Never Home: 'Never Home'

Never Home: 'Never Home'

We are happy to bring to you a Punknews exclusive premiere for North Carolina pop-punk band Never Home. We are streaming their entire self-titled EP here on Punknews. The album was written as a product of a quarter-life crisis with inspiration derived from pop-punk vets like The Wonder Years and Motion City Soundtrack. Never Home is set to be released tomorrow June 22nd, 2018. See below to listen the the new EP.

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Watch the new video by Autogramm!

Watch the new video by Autogramm!

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Autogramm.

Autogramm is not afraid to show their influence and their influence is that exact point where Punk and New Wave merged in 1978. Taking the minimalist hooks from the Cars and the slightly sinister buzz of Tubeway Army, Autogramm crank out a catchy number that not only would fit right at home on an I love the '80s soundtrack, but would also put about half of the songs on that tape to shame.

Speaking to Punknews, the band explained the genesis of the tune: "We mined YouTube for all our favourite videos and songs from classic power-pop and new wave of the 1980’s and then ripped them off.”

The band's debut album What R U Waiting 4? is out September 21 and you can pre-order it here. Meanwhile, check out "Jessica Don't Like Rock 'n Roll" below, right now!

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Tours
Against Me!

Against Me!/Ted Leo And The Pharmacists (Denver)

Against Me! have announced two shows at the Summit Music Hal in Denver, CO with Ted Leo And The Pharmacists that are scheduled for October. For the first show Against Me! will be playing their album As the Eternal Cowboy in its entirety and for the second show they will be playing their album New Wave in its entirety. The band's last full-length was Shape Shift With Me , which was released in 2016. You can see the list of shows below.

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Burger Records to re-open store today

Burger Records to re-open store today

Burger Records is the label/record store in Fullerton, California that has released over 1200 cassette titles as well many CDs and records. They also host several annual festivals including the upcoming Burger Boogaloo in Oakland which will include performances from The Damned, Devo and The Dwarves.

Well, things must be going well in cassette land because today the label/store is expanding its operation. The expanded store now includes an expanded selection of records as well as a large selection of obscure sci-fi/horror VHS from the 60s, 70s and 80s. The store also has a boutique inside the store curated by Wyatt Shears of The Garden and Ashley Clue of Cowgirl Clue called Sketchy Cowgirl. The floor is grass.

As of today, the store has been open 3,178 days straight. It's located at 645 S. State College Boulevard, State College, California.

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As I Lay Dying

Tim Lambesis plays first post-prison show with As I Lay Dying

As reported by Rolling Stone, this past weekend, Tim Lambesis reunited with his band As I Lay Dying at a sold out San Diego concert. In 2014, Lambesis was convicted for crimes related to attempting to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He was sentenced to six years. Before sentencing, Lambesis argued that his poor judgment was due to his steroid intake. Lambesis was released from jail in 2016. At the concert, Lambesis stated, "We're so very, very thankful to be up here. We're not only thankful for you guys, we're thankful for each other, we're thankful for the relationships that we've rebuilt and we're very, very excited about. Thank you for the opportunity to play music together again." The band previously released a single earlier this year, so it appears that they are once again a functioning unit.

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Voivod

Voivod Announce New LP, Euro Tour

Canadian progressive metal outfit Voivod have announced that their long awaited new LP The Wake will be released in late September via Century Media Recordings. Drummer Michel "Away" Langevin had this to say about it:

“…The music is like a futuristic prog thrash metal trek with many twists and turns, and the story involves the usual Voivodian topics: disasters, chaos, conflicts, strange plots and alternate consciousness. We are excited with the result and can't wait to get the material out to you this fall!…"

In support of the upcoming record, the quartet have also announced a mammoth run of European shows. Check out full details below.

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