FREE have released their new EP Ex Tenebris via their Bandcamp page, and as a 7" on Triple-B Records. The band includes Pat Flynn, formerly of Boston straight-edge hardcore act Have Heart. FREE last released the four-song Demo in November of 2015. You can check out the track "Out of Darkness" from the new EP below.Read more
While Against Me! was on tour in Australia, Laura Jane Grace stopped by Rolling Stone and performed a cover of Amy Shark's song "Adore." Against Me! last released Shape Shift With Me in 2016. You can watch the video below.Read more
Ten Foot Pole
Speak Squeak Creak
Of Human Bondage
There's No Way We're Gonna Fit In
Bong Mountain/The Eradicator
Live in Grand Rapids
California: Deluxe Edition
!!! (Chk Chk Chk)
Shake The Shudder
California: Deluxe Edition
The Mountain Goats
The Menzingers have announced some east coast and midwest shows with Captain We're Sinking and The Sidekicks that are scheduled for July. The band released After The Party in 2017 via Epitaph Records. You can see the list of tour dates below.Read more
Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I'm Ricky Frankel and I'll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story and review is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting a story, feel free to submit a review or if you are a photographer continue reading below. Here's what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week:Read more
Today, Punknews is absolutely THRILLED to announce that we will be releasing, for the first time, the long lost album by The Flames!!!
If you are a long time reader of Punknews, you might know this story: Editor John Gentile found a mysterious record in the budget bin at his local record store. The band was the Flames and the album was recorded in 1980. It turned out that the record was a really good power pop/new wave/punk album. The record blended jumpy power-pop with the snappiness of early new wave with the edgy lyrics of first wave punk. Just look at some of these titles: "Stabbed to Death," "Contaminated," "Menage a Troi." … but there was no record of it at all online which is incredibly rare in this age of mass documentation!
However, on the back of the jacket was a thirty-five year old phone number written in magic marker. John called the number… and after a one-in-a-million shot, we're now releasing the album for the first time! (You can read the full story on the album's discovery and history right here.)
With the cooperation and direction of band founder Michael J. Richards, Punknews and Narmer Records are absolutely PSYCHED to be putting out this 37 year old album for the first time ever. The entire release was remastered by Bob Vielma of Shinobu and it includes 12 bonus tracks! The first two bonus tracks are cassette rehearsals recored in 1980. The other ten bonus tracks are solo recordings that Richards recorded for himself from 2009-2013. Every track on this CD is unreleased!
And today, we're debuting the first single from the remastered release! You can pre-order the remastered CD with bonus tracks right here!. You can also pre-order the digital version right here! Then, check out the first single to be released from the remastered album, "Nothing Seems to Work Out," below!Read more
Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new EP by Belly Up.
Loss is a heavy record. The band contemplates death itself as reverbed-out riffs rumble across the speakers. There's a little Pixies here, a little Sonic Youth there, and a little but of Dismemberment plan way in the back. As you can tell by the release's cold, massive sound, these are guys with deep issues on their minds.< br/>
The EP is out June 2, but you can check it out below, right now.
On episode 349 of the Punknews Podcast, Adam White, John Gentile, and Ricky Frankel take a deep dive into the upcoming Punk Rock Bowling events. We discuss the festival line-ups and club shows for the New Jersey, Las Vegas, and Denver editions of the annual punk gathering, playing some tunes from festival bands along the way. This episode we also chat about some other recent news, including the upcoming Jeff Rosenstock tour, the new Chotto Ghetto projects, and upcoming music from bands like Rancid, The Coathangers, and Sam Coffee and the Iron Lungs.Read more
Today, we're pleased to bring you the new single by Lindsey Warren. You might know Lindsey from her other band Whoopi Sticks. But, her new project, which is a revolving collective features punk tunes crafted for kids. But, unlike a lot of saccharine kid-aimed music, the new project retains the energy and excitement of grown-up music while having lyrics that are safe for the wee ones. Check out the single below.Read more