Episode #594 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode Em, Hallie, and John talk about the return of Punk Rock Bowling, QWAM's new video, Dead Kennedys' upcoming remix of Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, and Boots Riley's upcoming series. Billionaires, Mike Park's new interview with himself (he was also recently on the Punknews Podcast), Starcrawler's new video, and much more are also discussed. Listen to the episode below!
Municipal Waste have released a lyric video for their new song "High Speed Steel". The lyric video was created by Mark Reategui. The song is off their upcoming album Electrifried Brain due out July 1 via Nuclear Blast. The band will be touring the US with Integrity in June and with At The Gates in August. Municipal Waste released Slime and Punishment in 2017. Check out the video below.
On July 15, Beastie Boys will re-release the deluxe edition of the Check Your Head album. The deluxe version was originally released in 2009 and included two bonus discs of extra material. The latest release, which celebrates the album's 30th anniversary, includes all of the material from the 2009 version and is out via the Beasties themselves as distributed by Universal.
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
Erica Dawn Lyle (Bermuda Triangle, Bikini Kill) and Vice Cooler (The Raincoats) have released a video for their new song with Kim Gordon called "Debt Collector". The video was directed and edited by Vice Cooler. The song is off their upcoming album to benefit the Northeast Farmers of Color Land Trust, LAND TRUST: Benefit for North East Farmers Of Color, that will be out on Bandcamp on June 3. Check out the video below.
Today we are extremely excited to bring you the premiere of the new video by Montreal punk rockers NOBRO! The video is for their song "Life is a Voyage" and was edited by Grace Sims. Vocalist and bassist Kathryn McCaughey (who we recently interviewed) said of the video,
"This performance of 'Life is a Voyage’ were our final moments before the fun kicked in! Caught on video, before the night started to unravel and everything became blurry…”
"Life is a Voyage" is off the band's EP Live Your Truth Shred Some Gnar that was released in February via Dine Alone Records. NOBRO will be touring Ontario and Quebec with The OBGMs in June. Watch the video below!
Stud Count have released a video for their new song "Through My Window". The video was directed by Matt Bender. The song is off their upcoming self-titled album due out June 22 via Smartpunk Records. Stud Count released Pleasure Center Promo in 2020. Check out the video below.
Toronto indie rockers Kiwi Jr. have announced that they will be releasing a new album. The album is called Chopper and will be out August 12 via Sub Pop Records. The band have also released a video for their first single "Night Vision". The video was directed by Laura-Lynn Petrick. Kiwi Jr. released their album Cooler Returns in 2021. Check out the video and tracklist below.
Vampire Slumber Party has released a video for their new song featuring Pippa Werecat from Werecat, "Look Alive, Judy!". The song also features a Jess Watson on drums and is off their upcoming EP due out this July. Vampire Slumber Party released Funeral Pop in 2021. Check out the video below.
Dutch music festival Musicon Punkfest has announced their lineup for 2022. Belvedere, Useless ID, Adrenalized, The Last Gang, Chaser, Drunk Tank, The Decline, Krang, Downway, and Walt Hamburger. The festival will take place August 7 in Den Haag, Netherlands. See the poster below.
The Wonder Years have released a new song. It is called "Summer Clothes" and is available digitally via Hopeless Records. The band released another new song "Oldest Daughter" last month along with announcing that they'd be releasing a new album soon. The Wonder Years released Sister Cities in 2018. Check out the video below.
Bad Cop/Bad Cop and The Homeless Gospel Choir have announced that they have cancelled the remaining dates of their East Coast tour due to positive COVID cases in their touring party. The shows affected are May 19 in Cleveland, May 20 in Rochester, May 21 in Toronto, and May 22 at Pouzza Fest. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Bad Cop/Bad Cop released a statement on Instagram that reads in part,
"Welp. We have unfortunately got some positive COVID tests in the tour party
Bad Cop/Bad Cop and The Homeless Gospel Choir will not be able to make the rest of our dates in Cleveland, Rochester, Toronto, or Pouzza Fest. If you were at our Pittsburgh show last night, please get tested
We are so grateful to our dear friends in The Homeless Gospel Choir and to everyone who came out to support us! We are very sorry to disappoint our friends, venues, and promoters. Hopefully we can make it up to you soon."
Bad Cop/Bad Cop released The Ride in 2020. The Homeless Gospel Choir released a split with Teenage Halloween earlier this year and released their album This Land Is Your Landfill in 2020. Read Bad Cop/Bad Cop's statement in full below.
Brutal Youth will be dropping off their shows in Toronto and London with Good Riddance and War On Women as well as dropping off of Pouzza Fest due to band members testing positive for COVID-19. The band announced this in an Instagram story that reads, "We are absolutely gutted. 2/4 members have tested positive and we will have to bow out of playing tonight, Friday, and Saturday. We will not be playing in London or Toronto with Good Riddance and War On Women. We will not be playing Pouzza Fest." Dragged In will be playing in place of them at Pouzza Fest on Saturday, May 21. Brutal Youth released Sanguine in 2016. See Dragged In's statement below.