Deep State:"Heavy Lunch" (Punknews Exclusive)

Deep State:“Heavy Lunch” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new video by Deep State.

"Heavy Lunch" is a high energy rocker that feels akin to the maxed out, lo-fi sprints of Wavves and Fidlar. Meanwhile, the video, directed by Ethan Payne, features a man dancing through Atlanta, refusing to bow to his surroundings, and instead, doing what he wants to do, where he wants to do it.

Speaking to Punknews about the track, guitarist Taylor Chmura said, “The song is about having a war within yourself and it amounting to a minor ego death. The video is a wonderful expression of turning that internal chaos into a powerful physical expression."

Get the band's new album riht here and check out their cool new video below!

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Illustrations: 'Acts of God' (Punknews Exclusive)

Illustrations: 'Acts of God' (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new album by Illustrations/

Acts of God is one mean record. The band takes the propulsive stomp of hardcore punk and then adds some brute force via black metal riffs. When people think of crossover, they usually think of punk bands going metal, but this record goes the opposite direction and it kicks.

The album is out tomorrow and you can pre-order it right here. Meanwhile, check out the whole thing below right now!

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Record Street: "Smart Dressed Casual" (Punknews Exclusive)

Record Street: “Smart Dressed Casual” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new track by Record Street.

"Smart Dressed Casual" walks an interesting line between Elvis Costello and Sonny Vincent. The band retains that core power-pop sensibility, but the whole thing is injected with straight New York blues-punk swagger.

Speaking to Punknews, the band's Lewis Bannister said "This song is basically an interest of ours and how we like to dress- 'casuals' also describe a certain style of music. It also refers back to the mod revival back in 1970s."

The track is off their upcoming EP Number 6. Check out the new tune below, right now.

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Videos
Against Me! play house show on 'House Of Strombo'

Against Me! play house show on 'House Of Strombo'

Against Me! recently played a 50-minute set in George Stroumboulopoulos's home for his House Of Strombo show. The performance features Lucas Silveira of The Cliks helping out with vocals during "The Ocean" and Laura Jane Grace covering "The Best Ever Death Metal Band In Denton" by The Mountain Goats. Against Me! last released Shape Shift With Me in 2016 via Total Treble. You can watch the performance below.

Photo Credit: Vanessa Heins

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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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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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Music
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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