Funeralbloom: "The Romance of Crime" (Punknews Exclusive)

Funeralbloom: “The Romance of Crime” (Punknews Exclusive)

Today, Punknews is excited to debut the new video by Funeralbloom!

"The Romance of Crime" is one of two songs off the band's upcoming EP. On the extended track, the band blends post-rock with death metal to create an eerie, drifting ambiance. Somwhow, the track is both heavy as hell and light as gossamer at once.

Speaking to Punknews about the video, frontman Austin Curtis said, "'The Romance of Crime' is about how crime and defiance, instead of an ordinary existence, is a saintly and romantic endeavor. When I wrote the song, I felt vulnerable and overly sentimental, and I dreamed of being tough and feeling invincible. The lyrics were heavily based on Jean Genet's works and life as a petty thief. I felt an affinity to living a life without fear and the freedom and lack thereof that it brings. I was influenced by the defiance of his writing, and the song reflects that defiance as being something holy."

The song is off The Romance Of Crime & Your Beautiful Bones, out this Friday. You can pre-order that here, here, or here! Meanwhile, check out the new video below, right now!

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It's Not Dead Fest 2 happening Summer 2017

It's Not Dead Fest 2 happening Summer 2017

According to an article from Alternative Press and festival producer Kevin Lyman's twitter account, It's Not Dead Fest 2 apparently will be scheduled for August 26, 2017 and the line up will be completed in the coming weeks. The first It's Not Dead Fest took place on October 10, 2015 at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California and the line up included acts such as Descendents, Anti-Flag, Pennywise, NOFX, Bad Religion, 7 Seconds, Lagwagon, Strung Out, Bouncing Souls and many, many more. You can see Kevin Lyman's tweet about the event below.

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Sunday Edition
Navel Gazing February 19, 2017

Navel Gazing February 19, 2017

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: Photo Credit: Masked Intruder

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Podcast
Best Midwestern - Episode 47 - An Interview with Squirtgun

Best Midwestern - Episode 47 - An Interview with Squirtgun

The Best Midwestern Podcast with hosts Greg Simpson and Scott Heisel bring you a belated episode that is well worth the wait: We sit down with all four members of the current incarnation of Squirtgun (Lafayette, IN based). Bassist and founding member of the band, Mass Giorgini (also of Screeching Weasel, Common Rider, also Greg's boss at Sonic Iguana), joins Greg in his studio. We also talk with Dan Panic (also of Screeching Weasel, The Queers, The Riverdales, Beulah and more), Zac Damon (Screeching Weasel, Big in Japan, Common Rider), and Kevin Sierzega (PT's Revenge). The entire band tells stories of the recent Lookouting Festival and what it was like visiting Gilman Street, a venue most of them hadn't been to in many years. They also pick each other's favorite non-Squirtgun projects and we play tracks. It's a fun one and a total melee!

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Wiretap Records releases ACLU benefit compilation

Wiretap Records releases ACLU benefit compilation

Los Angeles based indie label Wiretap Records has released another compilation in their “ATTENTION” digital series, this time with proceeds going to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union). Additionally, the label has announced that they will continue to release quarterly compilations over the next four years with 100% of proceeds going to the ACLU. The 30-track comp, features tracks from Wiretap artists, such as Kamikaze Girls, Spanish Love Songs, Wolves&Wolves&Wolves&Wolves, Get Married with many more, along with tracks from labels like Topshelf Records, Asian Man Records, Jetsam-Flotsam and others. Click “Read More” to see what Wiretap Records’s founded had to say about the comp, and click here to pick up the comp for a “name your price” rate for a great cause.

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