The Menzingers were set to embark on tours across the globe throughout 2020 following the release of last year’s Hello Exile. Unfortunately, all those plans were ground to a halt as exile became the new norm in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. With time on their hands and a new album with a title a little too eerily relatable, the band set out to reimagine their latest offering in the vein of their On The Possible Past release. Punknews’ Eric Rossso caught up with co-vocalist and guitarist Tom May on their acoustic reimagining of that album titled From Exile, the unique process of socially distant recording, and the legendary Fucked Up Frankies tape.
Pup have announced rescheduled tour dates for California. The dates will now take place in October 2021 with all previously purchased tickets being honoured at the new dates. Pup will release their EP This Place Sucks Ass on October 23. Pup released Morbid Stuff in 2019. Check out the dates below.
London, Ontario based surf punk band Shitbats have released a new song. The song is called “Ego Amigo” and is their second single from their upcoming debut album Guano due out October 16. Shitbats released their first single “Let Me Go” last week. Check out the song below.
Beastie Boys, through Bonnaroo, have posted their last ever performance. That was at 2009's Bonnaroo music festival. The band stated that the video will only be up through the weekend. See it below. The group's last album was Hot Sauce Committee Part Two in 2011.
Fresh Kills Vol. ll
Into It. Over It.
Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism
Punk Rock Addio
Lost In Society
Circle of Darkness
Fall to Pieces
World/Inferno Friendship Society
All Borders Are Porous to Cats
Wisdom In Chains/SharpShock
Michigan based ska punk band We Are the Union have released a music video for their song “Your Way, Your Time”. The video was directed by Chris Graue. We Are the Union released Self Care in 2018. Check out the video below.
Dave Hause has announced two new EPs called Patty and Paddy. The EPs will contain covers of songs by American singer-songwriter Patty Griffin and Paddy Costello of Dillinger Four. Dave Hause has released a cover of Patty Griffin’s song “Long Ride Home” that features Brian Fallon. Both EPs will be released October 23. Dave Hause released KICK in 2019 via Rise Records. Check out the song below.
Barfbag is the band headed by David Bason, a figure that seems to lurk on the edges of music discussion, but somehow seems to elude the spotlight. Who is this Shadowy figure? Punknews' Gen Handley was finally able to catch up with Bason to talk about Barfbag…and Morrissey? Check out the interview below.
St. Augustine, Florida's Kid You Not have announced the details of their second full length. Thanks, I Hate It will arrive digitally worldwide October 30th via Deep Elm Records, with the vinyl being handled by Bypolar Records.
Kid You Not bassist Justin Pritchard spoke to Punknews briefly "The songs on this album resonate with what we believe a lot of people have felt this year in regards to struggles with mental health. It addresses those feelings of depression, loss and uncertainty." You can check out the teaser video below.
Walter Rossmann, founder of Venice, Florida's Imprint Indie Printing and drummer of longtime hardcore punk band No Fraud, sadly passed away on September 10, 2020. Rossmann, who was 49, succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a 13-month-long battle.
Scissor Press and Geykido Comet Records have organized a digital compilation called Rock for Walt. That includes contributions from Classics of Love, Mike Watt, Government Issue, The Chinkees, Less Than Jake, and more. some of the tracks are unreleased.
According to the compilation organizers, the money raised from the compilation donated to Rossman's wife and daughter. You can check it out below.
UK-based music festival 2000trees has announced its line-up for 2021. The 2020 festival was cancelled due to COVID-19 in April. The festival will run July 8-10, 2021 at Upcote Farm in Gloucestershire, UK. Jimmy Eat World and Thrice have been announced as headliners. The Menzingers, Anti-Flag, Laura Jane Grace, Boston Manor, and The Regrettes are among the bands announced. Check out the full line-up below.