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Navel Gazing August 21, 2016

Navel Gazing August 21, 2016

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: Stranger Things, Netflix

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Raymond Pettibon's band working on new album

Raymond Pettibon's band working on new album

A few days ago, Mike Watt posted a picture of himself, Raymond Pettibon, and other musicians recording in a studio. He stated, "sunday I got to witness [ [Super Session] ]>… after twentyfive-something years - they're now making THE album!" It seems that Pettibon's short lived 90s band Super Session is now recording, with Watt on bass. If anything else develops, we will let you know. See the tweet and a Super Session performance below.

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Tours
Pinata Protest to go on nationwide tour

Pinata Protest to go on nationwide tour

San Antonio-based 'Tex-Mex' punks Piñata Protest are taking their act on a nationwide US tour this Autumn, which will include a hop across the border to Vancouver. Their most recent album, El Valiente was released in 2013 via Saustex Media / Cosmica Records. You can check out the tour dates, and the video for the lead track from that album, "Vato Perron," below.

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Tours
Kamikaze Girls (EU, CA, US)

Kamikaze Girls (EU, CA, US)

London riot grrrl punks Kamikaze Girls have announced a string of global tour dates leading up to their performance at this year's Fest. Click 'Read More' to check out the dates. Kamikaze Girls will be releasing their upcoming EP, Sad, via Wiretap (US) and Bearded Punk Records (EU) on September 2nd.

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Night Birds

Night Birds announce 'Who Killed Mike Hunchback?' (Original Demos Series #2)

Night Birds have announced that they will be releasing the next installment of Fat Wreck Chords's Original Demo Series (the first being NOFX's Sid & Nancy 7-inch) on October 7, 2016. The release is called Who Killed Mike Hunchback?, which features the band's first guitarist Mike Hunchback. It will contain six tracks and have a one-time vinyl pressing of 1,500 copies.

You can read what lead vocalist Brian Gorsegner had to say about the release as well as see the album art and track listing below.

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Break-ups
DROPTHIS announce break-up, final show

DROPTHIS announce break-up, final show

UK's DROPTHIS have announced via their Facebook page that they will be splitting up. Their final gig, where they will be playing in support of Authority Zero, will be on Wednesday, Aug 24th at New Cross Inn in London.

Formed in 2013, the band has released two EPs and one full-length, Culture to Criticise, which was released this past May. You can listen to the track "No Hard Feelings" from that album below.

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Videos
Smoking Popes: "Megan"

Smoking Popes: “Megan”

Live! from The Rock Room has released a third video from their inaugural session with the Smoking Popes. This time around the band plays fan-favorite "Megan" from their 1997 album Destination Failure. You can check out video of the performance below.

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UK Pizza Hut to introduce working turntable box

UK Pizza Hut to introduce working turntable box

Looking to satisfy your all-consuming pizza hunger, as well as your hunger for scratchin' beats, in one convenient stop? Select UK Pizza Hut locations will soon be distributing the "first playable DJ pizza box", equipped with a mixer, crossfader, scratch effects and more, via conductive ink. The box is Bluetooth compatible to connect to phones and can be used with select DJ'ing software. Click 'Read More' to check out a video of the box in action, and if you get your hands on one, tell us about it in the comments below.

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Metallica

Metallica releases new single, will release new LP

Metallica has released a new single. It's called "Hardwired." It's off the band's new album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The album was produced by Produced by Greg Fidelman. The album is out November 18. See the debut video of "Hardwired" and check out the track list below.

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