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Pulling Punches: "Quiet Suicides" (Punknews Exclusive)

Pulling Punches: “Quiet Suicides” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is pleased to debut the new single by Pulling Punches!

"Quiet Suicides" is 83 seconds of berserk, modern hardcore. The band revels is a combustible sound that pulls from the heavy crunching of classic NYHC as well as the spastic volatility heard on those early Dischord classics. But, despite the band's use of the hallmarks, this tune is more modern mashing than it is retrograde rocking.

The song is off their upcoming EP The Old Colors are Dead. It's out February 10 and you can pre-order here. Meanwhile, hear the new track below, right now.

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Crazy and the Brains: "Good Boy" (Punknews Exclusive)

Crazy and the Brains: “Good Boy” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is very excited to debut the latest weird and wacky video by Crazy and the Brains!

"Good Boy," which is named after the band's tune of the same name, is one part philosophy lesson, one part slam poetry, one part documentary about the band's venue The Fun House, and one part music video. It is trippy in the best possible way.

Of course, the song "Good Boy" is off Brain Freeze [EP] from last year. Order that here. You can find info for the video release party right here and see the new video below.

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Devo to re-release 'EZ Listening Muzak'

In the early '80s, Devo released two fan club cassettes featuring muzak versions of their songs. Well, now they are re-releasing the entire collection. EZ Listening Muzak will be out March 4 via Futurismo Records. Limited edition versions of the release come with a swizzle stick, cocktail recipes and even a smoking jacket.

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Draconian Philly music regulation bill withdrawn

Draconian Philly music regulation bill withdrawn

As you may recall, recently, Philadelphia Councilman Mark Squilla introduced a proposed bill that would require certain music venues to record the contact information of performers, report that information to the police, and give Police the opportunity to approve or deny "temporary music licenses." The proposed bill was met derisively across social media as well as in the local Philly press. Well, after a sound thrashing from the community, Squilla has withdrawn his proposed bill. Squilla stated, ""There's been so much confusion and misinformation about the bill that, even if we struck that out, some people would show up to oppose it, not understanding what they were opposing." Though, it's worth noting, that Squilla did not deny that the bill required the collection of personal information and police authorization.

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The Prozacs to release EP

The Prozacs to release EP

The Prozacs have announced a March 1, 2016 release date for their six-track EP, titled A Little Something, on Outloud & Pop-A-Pill Records. The EP, which includes a cover of The Vindictives' "Spring Valley Shopping Mall," will be the band's first release since declaring themselves no longer an "active" band in August 2014. You can pre-order the digital download here.

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