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Watch Dead To Me play VLHS' final show

A couple of weeks ago we reported on Southern California DIY venue VLHS closing down and its final show, which took place on July 8, 2017. It turns out that the show's surprise headliner was Dead To Me and some footage of the band playing "Don't Lie" and "Visiting Day" (shot by Marty Ploy of The Party's Over Productions) was recently uploaded to YouTube. Dead To Me last released I Wanna Die In Los Angeles [7-inch] in 2016 via Fat Wreck Chords. You can watch the performance below and you can watch videos of some of the other bands' performances at the event right here.

Video Credit: Marty Ploy/RazorcakeGorsky

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Family Pet: "Family Pet" (Punknews Exclusive)

Family Pet: “Family Pet” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is excited to debut the new video by Family Pet.

On their self-titled track, the band takes lo-fi, high energy garage punk and push it to its gnarliest limits. But, that's no coincidence- Colleen Green produced the song. In fact, this jam is so revved up and grimey it gives the Spits a run for their money. Meanwhile, in the video, frontwoman Kate Dwyer channels the bouffant of Tammy Faye Bakker while several computer animation programs have nervous breakdowns behind her- all while addressing the concept of what is "normal" in the modern American household. This song frikkin' RIPS, people.

Speaking to Punknews, the band said said, "We like incorporating pieces fetishizing imagery into our videos. Initially, we were looking for extreme growth 3D videos to use as footage. We stumbled into the world of GAMEGIRLPOWER which is a channel of muscular woman doing everything from dancing, lifting, housework etc. We were able to connect with the artist via DeviantArt, they based a muscle girl after Kate's look and the rest is history!"

Their new release Petty is out October 20. Before that, check out the wigged out video for "Family Pet" below, right now!

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Shirley D. Pressed streaming new LP "Rust" (Punknews Exclusive)

Shirley D. Pressed streaming new LP “Rust” (Punknews Exclusive)

Punknews is extremely excited to premiere the entire new LP Rust from German melodic punks Shirley D. Pressed. This fairly new band, with just a rough demo from 2014 under their belt, have put together a ferocious and energetic full-length that is sure to please fans of the late-90s Epitaph Records/Fat Wreck Chords sound. Replete with high-tempo beats, breakneck guitars, and more backing vocals than you could ever wish for, Shirley D. Pressed comes roaring out of the gate.

The street date for the album is this Friday, July 21st, via Thousand Island Records, but you can take a listen to it all right now. If you like what you hear, be sure to head over to their Bandcamp page to pre-order the album.

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