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Navel Gazing April 23, 2017

Navel Gazing April 23, 2017

Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Ricky Frankel and I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story and review is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting a story, feel free to submit a review or if you are a photographer continue reading below. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week: Photo Credit: Brendan Kelly

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Ten Foot Pole

Ten Foot Pole announce 'Setlist'

Melodic punks Ten Foot Pole have announced they will be releasing a brand new album in over a decade. The album is called Setlist and it will be released on Cyber Tracks on May 26th, 2017. The record will feature 11 new recordings of previously released tracks and two new tracks. You can pre-order the new album starting on May 5th through the Cyber Tracks website. See below for the album details.

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The John-Pauls: "Now Won" (Punknews Exclusive)

The John-Pauls: “Now Won” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by The John-Pauls.

"Now Won" finds the band swimming through fuzzy waves that are paradoxically heavy as well as vaporous. Singer Mikila John-Paul calls out in a voice that's as plaintive as it is vulnerable. Patti Smith fronting new Order might sound something like this.

Speaking to Punknews, video director Phillip Niemeyer (who is an avid lap swimmer) said "'Now Won' by The John-Pauls is about the joy of the moment and the transience of memory. I photographed swimming pools in Austin, Texas, daily, over the course of six months. The footage, of the same two pools, never repeats." Fittingly, he then quotes Heraclitus "No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.”

The bands new album Forget to Remember to Forget” is out May 5 2017 via Aagoo Records. Pre-order that right here! Then, check out the new video below!

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Interviews
Spike Slawson on the Gimme's new comp and Punk Rock Bowling

Spike Slawson on the Gimme's new comp and Punk Rock Bowling

Spike Slawson has been plenty busy this year. He is touring a bunch with Me First and The Gimme Gimmes and the band released Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits via Fat Wreck Chords on April 7th. Slowly, but surely Spike has also been working on the next Re-Volts release and has some touring plans for his Uke-Hunt project. So editor Ricky Frankel talked with Spike about the new Me First and The Gimme Gimmes record, why TMZ decided to publish the band's rider, what it is like to tour with Bad Religion's Jay Bentley on bass as opposed to Fat Mike, the progress he has been making on the upcoming Re-Volts material, Punk Rock Bowling and a lot more. Read or listen to their conversation below or on iTunes.

Photo Credit: Denise Borders/PunkWorldViews.com

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