Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine just released Tea Party Revenge Porn, a jacked-up album that might be their best LP yet. To that end, Punknews' John Gentile spoke with Jello Biafra about a whole bunch of things, including the LP, the upcoming election, and voter defense. It's a wide ranging conversation that we are breaking up into multiple parts. Today's section includes Jello waxing on The Dead Kennedys, reissues, and what's next for gSM.
We are pleased to bring you a Punknews exclusive premiere for Bakersfield folk singer NineFingers. He will be releasing an haunting new LP titled Loop through the folks at Revolution Vintage on November 15th, 2020. Below is the latest single, "PTSD", from the new album.
Punknews contributor Greg Simpson is bringing you an all new episode of This Might Be a Podcast, a show for They Might Be Giants superfans. On this episode, Dylan Baldi of the amazing rock band Cloud Nothings's first favorite band was They Might Be Giants, and he visits This Might Be A Podcast to talk about two short songs off of their 2004 album The Spine,, "Spine" and "Spines." We also give a great primer on Cloud Nothings if you aren't already familiar.
The Mountain Goats
Getting Into Knives
Laura Jane Grace
Live stream from Chicago
The Flaming Lips
Dancing with the Curse
Grind: Music from The Motion Picture
The Follow Ups
Laura Jane Grace
The Sewer Rats
Today, we are psyched to debut the new track Vicious Dreams!
This record rips. The Orlando band takes a juiced up punk charge and mixes in a little bit of dark poppiness. Throughout the LP, the band is high energy and ragged- but despite their jagged exterior, the core music is two minute pop perfection. Check out "I'm alive." In another universe, it could have just as easily been a Martha and the Vandellas track… and in another, a Misfits tune. You will dig this, people.
You can pre-order the new album right here and you can check out the new track below, right now!
Baltimore based punk band Pinkshift have released a new digital single. The single has two new songs “Rainwalk” and “Toro”. These songs join “On Thin Ice” and “i’m gonna tell my therapist on you” that were released earlier this year. Pinkshift were set to release their EP earlier this year but it has been delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the songs below.
Today, we are pleased to debut the new track by Stuffy Shmitt. On "Jim's Dad," Stuffy channels lou Reed, Tom Watts, and even a little Mountian Goats amd crafts a track that is easy going… and extrmely dark.
Speaking to Punknews, Stuffy said: "I used to hang out at a bar called Drake’s Drum in Manhattan. I played rock and roll a lot. I drank a lot. I had a friend called Lory Lazarus who didn’t drink at all, looked like Harpo Marx and wrote musical comedies—I hate musical comedies. He wore orange a lot—I hate orange. One of his musicals, The Reunion of Sam, had a scene where a couch gave birth to many little foam-rubber couches. The song was called “I Vouch For A Couch”—that will give you an idea of where we’re going here. Lory wanted to write songs with me. I didn’t wanna write songs with Lory. He kept hounding me. So finally I made a deal with him. We’d go around the corner to my fifth floor walk-up and write songs. If it took over twenty minutes to write one, he would have to go to Drake’s Drum with me and buy me drinks 'til 4 a.m. As a result, we wrote something like 15 songs in under 20 minutes. They were ridiculous but really catchy. We laughed for 19 minutes straight and the session was over.
So we called ourselves Scratch & Sniff, played one gig in a basement somewhere uptown, and the song “Jim’s Dad” was resurrected for my new record Stuff Happens, dropping Dec. 4. I rewrote some lyrics, but basically it’s the same tune. It’s a song about a classic suburban family. Nice ranch house, nice lawn and dinner every night at six on the dot, then television and early to bed. Then, as in most families I know, something goes terribly wrong. A lot of people take this song very seriously as an American sort of anthem, the myth of the white picket fence. And I get that, but I still can’t stop laughing."
You can pick up the new album here and you can check out the new track below, right now!
Iconic Japanese hardcore punkers GISM have reissued their first album, Detestation through Relapse record. the new version includes remastered sound and three bonus tracks taken from compilations. The digital version is out now and the physical version is out in December. This is the band's very first official release of the LP in North America. authorized re-issues in Japan have been released in a very limited basis previously. you can hear the whole thing below.
Seminal power-pop band The Last, part of the first wave of Los Angeles punk bands alongside X and the Go-Go's, will release their "lost" album 'Look Again'. The follow-up to their debut, 1979's L.A. Explosion!, Look Again was recorded in 1980 and shopped around to labels, but failed to land the band a deal.
Test pressings of the album have gone for over $800 on Discogs. The Last went on to release several more albums in the '80s and '90s and have been active on and off with different lineups over the past 40 years.
The newly remastered album will be issued November 20 on House Arrest/Fat Possum Records on vinyl, CD, and digital. It's been restored from the original master tapes and, according to keyboardist Vitus Mataré, "There are no new overdubs and zero digital trickery. Guitar and organ tracks were sent to the same model amplifiers Joe [Nolte] and I used live back in the day and re-recorded. These are the original performances given a proper mix."
You can hear the first single below.
Run The Jewels have released an animated video for their song “Yankee and the Brave (ep. 4)”. The video was directed by Sean Solomon and animated by Titmouse. The song is off of RTJ4 that was released earlier this year. Check out the video below.
Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine just released Tea Party Revenge Porn, a jacked-up album that might be their best LP yet. To that end, Punknews' John Gentile spoke with Jello Biafra about a whole bunch of things, including the LP, the upcoming election, and voter defense. It's a wide ranging conversation that we are breaking up into multiple parts.
The BIG debate is tonight. People are hiding behind their couches and peering over the top… will we get another shitshow like the last one, or will it be a more civilized endeavor? I mean, who are we to expect mature behavior from our most powerful leaders? Only the fate of the states are at stake!
To help us weather the storm, D.O.A. has kindly provided their guide to the debates. The guide is written in a direct, easy to understand manner. The message is pretty concise too.
Also, you can win a free copy of the guide for your own use! To win, all you have to do is e-mail podcast[at]punknews.org and state why you should win (and include your address). We'll pick whomever has the best answer. You have until 11:59pm this Sunday to enter.
But even if you don't win the contest, you can pick up a physical copy of the guide right here and you can also check out the video version below, right now!
Tigers Jaw have announced a new album. The album is called I Won't Care How You Remember Me and will be out March 5, 2021 via Hopeless Records. The band have also released a music video for their song “Cat’s Cradle”. The video was directed by Lauren H. Adams and Drew Horen. Tigers Jaw released spin in 2017. Check out the video below.
Cleveland based rock band Sonder Bombs have announced a new album. The album is called Clothbound and will be out January 29, 2021 via Take This To Heart Records. The band have also released a music video for their new song “Crying is Cool”. The video was directed by Benjamin Lieber. The Sonder Bombs released MODERN FEMALE ROCKSTAR in 2018. Check out the video below.