As pointed out by the AV club, SCIENCE has proven that vinyl records are better than MP3s… sort of, anyways. In a study conducted by the Audio Engineering Library, the lowered compression and fidelity of MP3s results in a less positive emotional effects on listeners, compared to vinyl records. Similarly, negative emotional effects were increased when listening to MP3s. However, the study did not compare albums that were "mastered for iTunes" specifically against their vinyl album counterparts. Read the whole report right here.Read more
UK-based melodic hardcore act Darko has announced they will be releasing their newest album, Bonsai Mammoth, Feb 3rd on Bird Attack Records, Lockjaw Records (UK), and Torch of Hope Records (Japan). This is a follow-up to their 2014 EP Sea of Trees, and will be their debut full-length. The band recently returned from a tour of Japan and you can see their Japan tour video set to the song "Canthus Viewpoints" below.Read more
Punknews is excited to premiere a track from Flying Raccoon Suit's new album Flying Raccoon Suit Makes a Friend. The song is called "Cocoon" and the record will be self-released on December 9, 2016. The album will be available to purchase over on their Bandcamp page.
You can check the song out below.Read more
SF pop-punk act CUT UP have self-released their newest EP, I'll Burn That Bridge When I Get To It. The group is comprised of ex-members of Plan-9, Let It Burn, and Bad Friend. Their most recent album was the aptly named 2015 EP, released in 2015. You can check out the track "Low Lives" from their new EP below.Read more
Kill the Ill
Choking Victim/Naked Aggression
Live In Santa Ana
Archie Meets Ramones [comic]
Dead to the World
A Tribe Called Quest
We Got It From Here ... Thank You 4 Your Service
After The Burn
The Eternal Embrace [EP]
Like Pacific [EP]
Hard Grip [cassette]
The line up for next year's MUSINK Festival has been announced. It features NOFX, Bad Religion, Lagwagon, Pennywise, A Wilhem Scream, Goldfinger, The Used and more. The festival is set to take place from March 17, 2017 - March 19, 2017 at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, California. More information about the event can be found here.Read more
France's Hellfest has announced its major details. The festival will be June 16-18 in Clisson, France. Bands playing include Damned, Ranicd, Deafheaven, Dillinger Escape Plan, Prophets of Rage, Helmet, Trapped Under Ice, Comeback Kid, Slayer, Agnostic Front, Leftover Crack, Suicidal Tendencies, Integrity, DRI, Bouncing Souls, Blue Oyster Cult, and more. See the full line up below.Read more
Punknews is excited to bring you an exclusive stream of Get Married’s new EP, Into The Cosmos, out this Friday, December 9th, via Wiretap Records. The songs on Into The Cosmosare fueled by a nostalgia for early rock and roll and doo-wop, as well as first-wave emo and shoegaze.
You can pick up a copy of Into The Cosmos EP on 7″ vinyl here and hear the whole thing below, right now.Read more
Matt Pryor have announced he will be releasing this fifth solo record on Equal Vision Records/Rory Records. The album is titled Momento Mori and will be out on February 17th. The album was produced by Pryor himself and mixed by Andy Jackson and mastered by Michael Fossenkemper. He has also released the first song on the album titled “A Small Explosion”. You can click read more to listen to “A Small Explosion” or click here to pre-order the new album.Read more
Winnipeg's Mobina Galore premiered their new music video over at Exclaim! The song is called “Spend My Day” and is featured off of their Singles & B-sides EP out on New Damage Records. You can catch the punk duo on tour this week with Against Me! and Milk Teeth in the UK and Europe. You can click read more to view the video and tour dates.Read more
Reading, UK's, Launch Control have released their newest annual charity Christmas track, "My Name is Santa, and I'm a Punk Rocker." 100% of the sales of the track via their Bandcamp page go to support local charity Launchpad, which helps homeless in the Reading area. They've also released a video to support the single.
You can check out both the video, as well as the Bandcamp-hosted track, below.Read more
Today, Punknews is pleased to bring you the new video by Red City Radio. Regular Punknews-ers, this one is right up your alley: this one is about melodic gruff-punk and beer.
A little while ago, members of Fairlanes opened their own brewery in Denver called Ratio Beerworks. The brewery often has bands come in a play acoustic sets and they've just started releasing those sessions as "Ratio Sessions."
In May, Red City Radio stopped in for a session. You can see their acoustic take on "Electricity" below. Tomorrow Zach from Pears is stopping by the Brewery to do his own session. You can check that out Tuesday night at 2920 Larimer St., Denver. In the meantime, see RCR's vid below, right now.Read more
The headlining bands playing Japan's Punkspring 2017 have been announced. The list includes Bad Religion, The Offspring, NOFX, Less Than Jake and more. The festival will take place at Kobe World Memorial Hall in Osaka on March 25, 2017 and then at Makuhari Messe 9 - 11 Hall in Tokyo on March 26, 2017. More information about the event can be found here.Read more
The Dropkick Murphys have released a new song called "You'll Never Walk Alone." The track is taken from their upcoming album 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory, which will be out on January 6, 2016 via Born and Bred.
You can listen to the song below.Read more