Interviews
77' Montreal Mini interviews

77' Montreal Mini interviews

As a part of our ongoing coverage for 77' Montreal. Today, we have 3 mini-interviews from three bands that are apart of this year's celebration of punk. See below to read a mini-interview from Mute, The Anti-Queens and The Avengers.

77' Montreal will happen on July 26th, 2019 at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, Quebec. For full details on the festival, you can click here.

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Tours
Telethon

Telethon announce tour

Telethon have announced a new tour in support of their recent album Hard Pop. The week-long tour, will see the band hitting locations in the Midwest and southern states. You can check out the song "House of the Future (Parts 1 & 2)" from that album, as well as the tour dates, below.

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Sleater-Kinney

Carrie Brownstein responds to Janet Weiss' departure from Sleater-Kinney

Earlier this month, Janet Weiss left Sleater-Kinney, which came as a surprise to fans as the departure seemed to be unexpected. Weiss released a statement, that read, in part, " The band is heading in a new direction and it is time for me to move on." The band responded with "“We wish Janet all the best as she starts a new chapter in her life.”

Now, two weeks later, Carrie Brownstein released her own statement. She said: "What am I supposed to say? She left. We asked her to stay. We tried. It’s hard and sad. Most people would ask me, “hey are you ok?” That’s the human response. She’s left us with a job to do, a job we also expected and wanted her to be a part of. Her playing on this record is amazing and she’s raved about this album to us and to Annie. But we have to keep looking to the future. Things change, even when those changes are hard and unexpected. Four amazing women worked on this record and we are going to honor that work. So, what’s up? The usual…Women picking up the pieces when someone quits, because we have to and we want to. We‘re going to keep going because we believe in ourselves and it‘s a privilege to get to play music for people. It‘s a new chapter. And all artistic entities have many chapters, if they‘re lucky. Either the music will resonate or it won’t.”

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Tours
Captain Trips announces EU dates

Captain Trips announces EU dates

UK's Captain Trips have announced a series of gigs this coming August as they make their way to the annual Punk Rock Holiday. Stand By, their most recent album, was released in October of last year. You can check out the song "You're The Voice" from that release, as well as those dates, below.

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Pacer (CA)

Toronto's Pacer get cathartic on new single “Rapture”

Punknews is thrilled to premiere a new song today from Toronto's up and coming punk three-piece Pacer. Their stand-alone single "Rapture" was conceived in the wake of a psychotic episode suffered by lead vocalist Shawn Kosmo. The trio, which features Kosmo on vocals and guitar backed by bassist Dan Pearce and drummer Evan Matthews, draws from 80s college rock and 70s proto-punk, with a particular love for the Replacements and Pixes shining through.

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Ceremony

Ceremony release new video

Ceremony have released a new video. It's for the song "In the Spirit World Now." Singe rRoss Farrar released a statement with the video: "Ross Farrar: "The spirit world came about through the reading of Saul Bellow's 'Humboldt's Gift'. The novel's fictitious character, Von Humboldt Fleisher, writes a long letter to the protagonist, Charlie Citrine, which announces, We are not natural beings, but supernatural beings. I understood it as a moment of praise and ran away with it." The album of the same name is out August 23 via Relapse. Check out the video below.

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