Philly's Battalion Zoska have revealed details for their debut LP. It's self titled, includes13 tracks and has contributions from Dez Cadena of Black Flag and Neil Newton of Angelic Upstarts. The CD version is out now via Violated Records and the vinyl version will be out later this Spring.Read more
October Bird of Death
I'll Leave The Light On Just In Case
live in Cambridge
L.A.'s Got Me Down
Better Oblivion Community Center
Live in Los Angeles
Crucial Moments [EP]
The Wings of War
The Flesh Eaters
Live in Grand Rapids
Political punks released a music video for their cover of 's "Truth hits Everybody". Antillectual released Engage in 2016. See below to view the music video.
The band will be touring Europe next month, you can check out the dates below.Read more
2019 is the 50th anniversary of the summer of '69, so Woodstock Ventures LC is celebrating the momentous occasion by throwing Woodstock 50. It's August 16-18 at Watkins Glen, New York. Headlining acts include The Killers, Miley Cyrus, Jay-Z, Dead , Santana, Lumineers, Chance the Rapper, The Black Keys, Imagine Dragons and others.
Tickets aren't for sale yet, but the organization is selling $30 lighters to celebrate the occasion, $35 t-shirts that don't mention if they were made in a fair trade environment, $65 hoodies, $15 koozies, and an $18 thing called a "Woodstock psychedelic tube."Read more
Chicago punk quartet Double Feature have announced a new album. The band will be releasing their second LP, American Dream Not Found on Stupid Rad Records, with a street date currently TBA. The new album is a follow-up to their 2015 self-titled LP. This is the first record release by the new label, Stupid Rad Records, which is a division of the similarly named merch company. You can check out the single "Dicktater," off the new album, below.Read more
On April 26, Dead Kennedys will release a triple CD live album with material recorded in the early '80s with Jello Biafra on vocals. (Since the band reformed in the 2000s, Biafra has not been involved in their activities). The shows are from December 5, 1982, December 13, 1982, and May 25, 1985. Some this material has been previously "released" as bootleg material, but it appears these official releases improve the sound quality. They are out via Manifesto. See the track lists below.Read more
We are stoked to bring to you a Punknews exclusive stream of the new Down By Law EP. The EP is called Redoubt and it will be available this Friday, March 22, 2019 through New Hampshire based record label Pine Hill Records. The release will be available on a 10-inch vinyl (limited to 500 copies total) and is available now to pre-order. You can click here to grab yourself a copy.
The band will be touring Canada later this month to support the new release, see below to view the tour dates.Read more
Today, the legendary Lee "Scratch" Perry turns 83 years old. He's on tour in Europe right now, having just completed a USA tour where he celebrated the Blackboard Jungle album. Here's a review of the recent show. As you may know, Perry is one of the most important influential producers/artists of all time, having invented, or at least helping to invent dub, remix, and reggae. He produced artists including Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, the Congos, the Ethiopians, Susan Cadogan, Junior Murvin, Max Romeo, and many more. He has recorded at an astounding pace, having released around 50 albums (not including his thousands of productions), and has recorded with The Beastie Boys, Andrew WK, and Ari Up. Meanwhile, a new album recorded with Adrian Sherwood is out later this year. Hear some of his iconic tracks below.
Everyone at Punknews wishes Mr. Perry a very, very happy birthday!Read more
Brooklyn based band Patch Kid released a new EP over at their bandcamp page. The EP is called Guts and it was recorded with Jon Markson (of Such Gold) at Savaria Studios in Brooklyn, NY. Patch Kid will be playing a record release show for Guts on Saturday, March 23 at the Well in Brooklyn, NY. See below to listen to the new EP.Read more
Today, we are excited to debut the new video by ska-punk heroes Buck-O-Nine!
Buck-O-Nine have never wavered from their jumpy ska roots and their new video finds them picking it up in fine form. Yet, despite the sunny energy of the tune, it appears the band is contemplating heavy topics like modern existence itself. Speaking to Punknews about the track, vocalist Jon Pebsworth says, "Top of the World" is a reminder to take a step back from your reality and evaluate your current situation to make sure you're running positive and sifting thru the chaos with a open mind.
Fundaymental is out April 19 via Cleopatra records. You can pre-order the new album right here and check out the video for "Top of the World" below, right now!Read more
The Ugandan government has proposed a law which requires musicians and other artists to submit their works for review before they may be published. Further, artists must apply for a license with the Country's government, which can be revoked for "violations." The government is set to vote on this law at the end of the month and several prominent legislators expect the law to be passed.
Following the proposed legislation, Actors and movie directors have criticized the new laws and regulations. Uganda human rights lawyer Ladislas Rwakafuzi described the regulations as a direct move against Bobi Wine, a singer who has gained international recognition, and other government critics in the entertainment industry. Wine is a former member of the country's Parliament and released the song "Situka" in 2016 which included the lyrics: "When the going gets tough, the tough must get going, especially when our Leaders have become Misleaders and Mentors have become Tormentors. When freedom of expression is met with suppression and oppression.” "
Peace Mutuuzo, Uganda's minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development, stated “We cannot continue condoning as a country abusive language. This is one thing we know has been happening within the creative industry. People compose songs to abuse others.”
You can learn more about the issue here.Read more