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Listen to Punknews Podcast #537!

Listen to Punknews Podcast #537!

Punknews Podcast episode #537 is now up! In this episode Hallie, John, and Em talk about Dave Grohl’s upcoming van documentary, Dave Grohl’s new song with Mick Jagger, Pete Davidson playing Joey Ramone, reggae, the legal issues around the Cro-Mags Age of Quarrel re-issue, black metal, and Wil Wheaton’s version of “Police Truck”. NFTs and record stores are also discussed. Listen to the new episode below.

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Check out the new Pro-Zack Morris video by Death to Slater!

Check out the new Pro-Zack Morris video by Death to Slater!

Are you tired of the confident, handsome, popular, buff, jock stealing all your thunder? If so, you will love Death to Slater. This band sings about one thing and one thing only- how much they hate AC Slater from Saved by the Bell.

You may familiar with the "Zack Morris is Trash" video series in which propaganda, fake news, and one-sided reporting are used to discredit Bayside School's most promising student. Well, don't believe the hype.

Death to Slater are here to set the record straight. The band kicks out high energy, grungy punk tracks about how Ac is a huge prick. For instance, their new song, "Earthquake," is about the time an earthquake struck Bayside High, leaving Zack Morris to deliver a baby in an elevator while his "friend" AC bailed. Total Slater move.

The single is out today and you can pick it up here. Meanwhile, check out the video for the song below. Rarely have we been this proud to debut something.

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Stream the new EP from Talk Me Off!

Stream the new EP from Talk Me Off!

Today we are extremely excited to bring you an exclusive premiere of the new EP from Richmond, Virginia based punk band Talk Me Off! The EP is called Abyss and features five new super-charged tracks from the band. Guitarist and co-vocalist Holly Herzog said of the EP,

“Abyss is definitely a record with dark themes about afterlife and adulthood not living up to the hype. There are a lot of things these days to be angry and sad about. We try and take our anger out on super fast songs about everything sucking. I feel like most people can relate to a lot of the feelings around these songs, but they would also just be really fun to skate to."

Abyss will be available everywhere April 20 via Smartpunk Records, Swamp Cabbage, Gunner, and Wallride Records and you can pre-order a physical copy of the EP here. Talk Me Off last released Cursed in 2020. Check out Abyss in full below!

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Toronto's School Damage return in July - check out “Critical Excess” from their new LP

We're thrilled today to debut "Critical Excess," the first single from the upcoming third full-length from Toronto punks School Damage! The new record's due this summer, arriving in July through the Pennsylvania label Moms Basement and Italy's I Buy Records. The new tracks come in the wake of last November's whip-fast No Love EP and the late-2019 EP Fuckin' Rights. It'll be the melodic hardcore trio's first long-player since 2018's Hello, Cruel World.

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Ghost Twin release "Blue Sunshine"

Ghost Twin release “Blue Sunshine”

Winnipeg based duo Ghost Twin have released a new song. The song is called “Blue Sunshine” and is off of their upcoming album Love Songs For The End Times due out June 4 via Artoffact Records. Ghost Twin last released Plastic Heart in 2017. Check out the new song below.

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Weezer

Weezer release “Grapes of Wrath” video

Weezer have released a music video for their song “Grapes of Wrath”. The video was directed by Brendan Walter and Jasper Graham. The song is off of OK Human that was released in January of this year. The band will be releasing their album Van Weezer on May 7. Check out the video below.

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Pinkshift

Pinkshift release “Mars” video

Baltimore based Pinkshift have released a music video for their song “Mars”. The video was filmed by Ronald Salazar. The song is off of their EP Saccharine that was released earlier this month. Check out the video below.

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HR to release new throbblehead

HR to release new throbblehead

H.R. of the Bad Brains is releasing a new throbblehead. The statuette is being released via Aggronatuix. it's 7-inches tall and will be out later this year. HR released a short video about it, which you can see below.

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S.H.I. release "Terminus"

S.H.I. release “Terminus”

S.H.I., the band fronted by Cherry Nishida of Zouo, have released a new song. It's called "Terminus" and it's off their upcoming Relapse LP, Death. That's out April 23, along with a complete discography re-issue of Zouo titled Agony Remains. You can check out the new song below.

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Pete Davidson to play Joey Ramone in Netflix show

Pete Davidson to play Joey Ramone in Netflix show

SNL comedian Pete Davidson will play Joey Ramone in an upcoming Netflix special. The show is based off of I slept with Joey Ramone, the book written by Joey's brother Mickey Leigh. Jason Orley, who has directed Davidson in the past, will direct this as well.

Mickey Leigh released a statement: "well… here's something that doesn't happen every day… the announcement of this being made on this day is a blessing. I gotta thank David Speigelman & the people at STX, Netflix. Petey -- as i've been calling my "big brother" for that past 6 months -- director Jason Orley, and Michael Friedman. -- the silver lining…."

The special about the Ramones frontman is expected out later this year or early next year.

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