Valient Thorr

Valient Thorr signs to Napalm; announces October European dates

Venutian rockers Valient Thorr announced that they have signed with Napalm Records. According to a posting on the band's Facebook:

"After wandering around space last year contemplating all the wild things that are going on in the universe… we are proud and super excited to announce that we have signed a new deal with Napalm Records. So get ready for a new album (our seventh) in TWO THORRSAND SIXTEEN."

The band has also announced an October tour of Europe, dubbed the "Intergalactic Roadwarriors Tour." You can check out the dates below.

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Epitaph Tours

Refused cancel West Coast dates

Refused posted yesterday that they will be canceling their upcoming West Coast tour dates that were set for this November due to an "unforeseen scheduling conflict." The initial post was then followed by a post written by the band as an apology and explaining why they were forced to cancel. Tickets for these shows will be refunded at the point of purchase. Refused released Freedom in 2015. You can click read more for the Facebook post.

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Joey Cape

Joey Cape (Lagwagon)

It’s been five years since Joey Cape’s last solo album, Doesn’t Play Well With Others. That doesn’t mean that he’s been idle, though. Lagwagon’s frontman has put out albums and singles with other side projects, such as Scorpios, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, and Lagwagon itself. But that’s not all he’s been up to, either. His session label, One Week Records, has, so far, put out seven records - all recorded within one week.

Stitch Puppy, released September 4th, 2015, sounds nothing like Lagwagon’s Hang, released earlier this year, but there is a continuity between the two, a darkness that the two albums have in common. It’s a melodic and heavy hitting acoustic album, voicing concerns over extremely personal topics and society as a whole. It’s not quite a One Week Record, but it’s more raw and filled with gut-influenced decisions than his previous solo albums.

To learn about the darkness behind the album (among other things), Punknews’ Emma Potts spoke to Joey Cape about the new album and the making of the video for “This Life Is Strange”, how fatherhood changes things, and chasing instant with Mountain Dew.

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Side One Dummy Interviews

Jon Hernandez (Timeshares)

For the past seven years, Timeshares have played Fest sets filled with singalong punk anthems sure to please your average bearded, plaid-wearing festival-goer. This year, they'll be playing the Wooly on Friday October 30 at 11:50 PM, but first they'll be heading out on a tour with Signals Midwest.

Punknews interviewer Alex Meylink talked to guitarist/vocalist Jon Hernandez of Timeshares about Fest, their (sort of) new record and Jon's love for spiteful internet commenters.

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