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Lone Wolf premiere new video "Bottom of the Hill"

Lone Wolf premiere new video “Bottom of the Hill”

Punknews is proud to bring to you a late-night (or early morning, depending) exclusive video premiere for "Bottom of the Hill" by Dutch indie/punk act LONE WOLF. The song comes off the band's self-titled debut album, which is due out September 8th. You can pre-order the album from Bearded Punk Records or Stardumb Records.

LONE WOLF has already played with some of the greats, including Descendents and The Queers, and are now ready to make a big splash in Europe and beyond. The band will be gigging throughout autumn, including a series of dates in the southern USA culminating in a visit to this year's Fest. You can check out the new video, and those dates, below.

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Check out the Small Label Showcase #2!

Check out the Small Label Showcase #2!

Welcome to the second Punknews Small Label Showcase! For this feature a few of us on the staff got together to highlight some of the smaller punk labels that we think are putting out great music, but should have more name recognition within the scene. Hopefully you'll discover some new bands to listen to and labels to keep an eye on. Do you have a label in mind that you think should have made the list? Feel free to name it in the comments below. If you missed the first installment last month, you can check it out here. Otherwise, here are our picks in alphabetical order.

Artwork by: Andrew Frankel

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Check out Loser Points' new single "Gas Lights"

Check out Loser Points' new single “Gas Lights”

Punknews is pumped to premiere the new single from Edmonton, Canada-based trio Loser Points. The song, "Gas Lights," comes off of the band's forthcoming LP Denial & Error, due out September 21st. This is the band's second full-length and their sixth studio album since they formed in 2015.

The album, produce by Belvedere's Casey Lewis, shows is a leap forward for the band and shows their continuing evolution in both style and substance.

Loser Points will be playing the River City Rockfest 2018 (Canadian version) next weekend. You can check out the new single, and the info on that fest, below.

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Epitaph Videos
Thrice

Thrice: “Only Us”

Thrice have released a new single from their upcoming album. "Only Us" comes off of Palms, due out September 14th. The band has recently signed to Epitaph Records, and this is their first release at their new home.

Thrice will be on tour to support the new album this September. You can check out the new song (it is posted as a video, but there isn't much to see), as well as those tour dates, below.

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Listen to the new song by Night Surf!

Listen to the new song by Night Surf!

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new song by Night Surf!

The band has just signed to Wiretap records and will be releasing a new EP in September. "Enemies," the title track, finds the band rushing through the channel between pop-pnk and 90s alt-rock. There's a little bit of Descendents snotty-ness here, a little bit of Weezer self-reflection (and self doubt) there, and the whole track is wired together by the poppy melody that unites those two genres.

Speaking to Punknews, the band's Chris Mele said, “We recorded our 2nd EP with Jesse Cannon at Cannon Found Soundation in Union City, NJ. Jesse is has a really efficient, fast process that works well for us - we don’t like to overthink things. He’s also worked with a ton of bands we love, and is really particular about bass tones. Sometimes you just can’t trust people in denim jackets though, and that’s kind of what Enemies is really about at its heart - there’s always going to be elements that you periodically find yourself pushing against, and you can either let that become a source of stress itself, or just be at peace with a little bit of conflict. And then write a song about it.”

Enemies is out September 7 and you can pre-order it right here!. Meanwhile, check out the new single below, right now!

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Chris Gethard

Chris Gethard to release new book

Chris Gethard is going to release a new book. It's called Lose Well and is out October 16. The book is described as, "For anyone who ever felt like they didn’t fit in or couldn’t catch a break, comedian and cult hero Chris Gethard’s Lose Well offers laugh-out-loud, kick-in-the-pants advice on how to embrace failure and start living life on our own terms."

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In Memoriam
Randy Rampage of DOA passes away

Randy Rampage of DOA passes away

Randy Rampage of D.O.A. passed away earlier this week. Rampage played bass on the D.O.A. classics Hardcore '81 and Something Better Change. After leaving the band in 1981, he played with several bands, including Annihilator and Stress Factor Nine. He returned to D.O.A. several times in the 2000s and appeared on a few of the band's latter day albums. Hear some of his recordings below.

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Iggy Pop eats hamburger in Death Valley Girls video

Iggy Pop eats hamburger in Death Valley Girls video

LA's Death Valley Girls will release Darkness Rains on October 5 via Suicide Squeeze. They just released a music video via Rolling Stone for "Disaster (Is What We're After)". In the video, Iggy Pop does nothing more than sit there and eat a burger. The video is by director Kansas Bowling and is an homage to Danish filmmaker Jørgen Leth’s 1982 film, 66 Scenes of America wherein Andy Warhol dives into some BK.

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Neos to reissue discography

Neos to reissue discography

The Neos were an early Canadian hardcore band from Victoria, BC. Label Supreme Echo is releasing all of their officially released recordings, as well as many unreleased studio and live cuts. The compilation will be called Three Teenagers Hellbent On Speed. The label expects the remastered recordings to be sent to them sometime this month and will release the reissue in early 2019. The Neos released two 7-inch EPs in 1982 before breaking up.

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