Interviews
Western Addiction

Jason Hall of Western Addiction

It’s been nearly fifteen years since melodic hardcore legends Western Addiction hit the scene and they’ve been tearing it up ever since (well, with a hiatus from 2006 to 2013). They’ve just released Tremulous in 2017, their killer new full length. Staffer Sean Crawford caught up with vocalist and guitarist, Jason Hall, to discuss his writing process, the real life events that inspired the new record, and how Morrissey and Conor Oberst have influenced his music.

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Music
Right Shitty

Right Shitty: “Henry Lee Lucas” / “Crack'd Out” (Punknews Exclusive)

Saint John, New Brunswick’s Right Shitty released on of 2016’s hidden gems with their debut album Bachelor of Arts on Monopolized Records. That album hit the right mix of gritty, raw-throated rock’n’roll, ranging from gruff Gainesville-styled melodic hardcore to a burnt-out low-fi take on 90s grunge. I’m excited to premiere two new songs from Right Shitty’s still-untitled follow up, set to a live video. You can check out “Henry Lee Lucas” and “Crack’d Out” below.

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Festivals & Events
Fest 16 announces second wave of bands

Fest 16 announces second wave of bands

The second wave of bands playing Fest 16 has been announced. The includes Superchunk (headlining), You Blew It, Career Suicide (FL Exclusive), toyGuitar, PEGBOY (FL Exclusive), The Movielife (reunion) Decent Criminal, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Worriers (FL Exclusive), Western Addiction (FL Exclusive) and many more. Fest 16 is scheduled for October 27-29 in Gainesville, Florida and Pre-Fest is scheduled for October 25-26 in Little Ybor, Florida. You can see the full list below.

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American Football

American Football: “My Instincts Are the Enemy”

American Football released a new Japanese inspired music video for their song "My Instincts Are the Enemy" on NPR. The band shot footage of a bunch of their friends in Tokyo, Matsumoto, Nagoya and Toluca, Illinois for the video. You can click here to watch the video.
The band will be heading out to play a few shows in Japan this June. See below for the dates.

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Hopeless Music
Hundredth

Hundredth: “Suffer”

Hardcore band Hundredth released another new track off of their new album titled Rare over at Upset Magazine. The track is called "Suffer" and is the third single released off of the album. The band shifted their musical direction from hardcore to writing a shoegaze record with this album. Rare is due out June 16, 2017 on Hopeless Records. The band will be touring this summer with Warped Tour to support the release.

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Scary Stories: "Rope" (Punknews Exclusive)

Scary Stories: “Rope” (Punknews Exclusive)

We are thrilled to bring to you a Punknews Exclusive of New Jersey's Scary Stories brand new track called "Rope". The track will be taken off of the bands second EP titled Rope. Rope is a heavy hitting six song EP that really shows off the progress of the band since the release of their debut EP titled Shimmers. Scary Stories consists of members of Static Radio NJ, Hot Knife, Control, Hell Mary. The album will be available through Black Numbers on a picture disc, pre-order for the EP is up now on the Black Numbers merch site. You can click here to pre-order the EP.

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