Raymond Pettibon releases new book

Raymond Pettibon releases new book

Famed artist Raymond Pettibon has released a new book. It's called Raymond Pettibon: Homo Americanus: Collected Works and includes 600 drawings from across his career. Most of the pieces are never before published and many of the pieces include Pettibon's own commentary. It's out now via David Zwirner Books.

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Interviews
The Slackers

Ara Babajian gives us bowling tips and tells us what's up with the Slackers

Ara Babajian has drummed for punk legend after punk legend- The Slackers, Leftover Crack, World/Inferno Friendship Society, Ari frickin' Up! (Also, he was in a band called "Das Booty.")

In fact, the Slackers just released their new album. It's self titled and has a killer opening tune called "The Boss." On top of that, the Slackers are playing Punk Rock Bowling this year (We're sponsors!)

So, Punknews editor John Gentile called Ara up and asked for some bowling tips. Oh, yeah, they also covered the 5,407 bands that Ara has been in, working with THE Ari Up, and the new Slackers record.

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Podcast
Podcast

Episode 297: I'll never be as cool

On this episode of the Punknews Podcast, Adam White, John Gentile, and Tom Trauma discuss the fact that almost half of the folks buying vinyl don't play their records. We also look at the Tidal class action lawsuit, Axl Rose fronting AC/DC, the cancelled Drive Like Jehu curated ATP festival, the first round of bands announced for Fest 15, and the upcoming Masked Intruder release.

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Triple Crown Music
Tiny Moving Parts

Tiny Moving Parts releases “Common Cold” and European Tour dates

Tiny Moving Parts is streaming a new song over at AV Club. The track is called "Common Cold" and you can click here to stream the song. They will be releasing this track on their new album called Celebrate and is due out May 20, 2016 on Triple Crown Records. The band will be touring the US and have announced European tour dates to support this new release. You can click read more to view the European tour dates. All Europe dates will be with The Fall Of Troy.

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Sunset Shipwrecks: "Leave Me in the Grove" (Punknews Exclusive)

Sunset Shipwrecks: “Leave Me in the Grove” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new song by Sunset Shipwrecks!

Sunset Shipwrecks is the new band featuring Ryan Massey and Scott Healy of American Steel, joined by Brian Miu and Sean Reilly. On "Leave Me in the Grove," the band worships at the altar of The Animals and summons some ghostly, swamp boogie-style rock and roll.

Community, the band's debut album is out May 27 and you can pre-order here. Meanwhile, hear the new song below, right now.

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The Units to reissue debut EP

The Units to reissue debut EP

Early synth-punkers The Units have announced a re-issue of their very first EP. The release was originally released in 1979. The reissue includes a bonus download live set, recorded at the famous Deaf Club during the band's early years. It's out June 17 via FDH records. You can stream the studio tracks (but not the live set) below, right now.

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