.ng–section1 { font–size: small; border–bottom: 1px solid #C5C5C5; width: 70%; font–weight: bold; padding: 1em 0 0em 2em; } .ng–section2 { font–size: xx–small; padding: 0 0 2em 3em; } Hello everybody and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I'm Adam White Justin (because it's Adam's Birthday) and I'll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here's what got the community talking… The People Must Have Something Good To Read On A Sunday This week's most popular stories This week we had a cavalcade of interesting news. At the top of the list comes the disturbing news that "Emos" were the target of violence south of the border in Mexico. We'll continue to keep you posted as this bizarre backlash occurs. On the flipside of the coin, we had a debate about the return of "bro–core," perhaps heralded by the success of Pennywise's new album. In an entirely shocking turn of events the ludicrous notion of FallOutBoy playing a show in Antarctica was thrown out citing "global warming" effects. Whatever Pete, just keep those Nordstrom exclusive DVDs coming my way. I'm sure none of this was just to drum up publicity for the obnoxiously titled ****. FOB's former Island labelmates Thursday have begun the writing and recording process for their next one and in other major label new Be Your Own Pet was censored by Universal for "violent lyrics." While they may have a point I think we could take a journey through their label back catalog to find some more objectionable material. I–Empire anyone? In the slightly more credible scene, we had Paint it Black blow people's minds with tourmates like Leatherface, Cloak/Dagger and New Mexican Disaster Squad. Crime in Stereo threw out some new tracks and the Offspring are headed to Europe. The Bad Brains also announced some sweet vinyl for fans and we gave away a test pressing of that new Hot Water Music jam. Oh yeah, and Anti–Flag is gearing up for their new album with a stream and a video shoot. They were also hella stoked to hear that Mumia Abu–Jamal's death sentence was overturned. The Dead Kennedys kept it classy this week, grabbing the vocalist of the Winona Ryders. Speaking of lawsuits and royalties, Billy and the Pumpkins are suing Virgin for something. Hearing millionaires cry is painful. Speaking of, Warner Brothers is braving new waters and asking for a mandatory Internet tax. Weird. Congratulations to Hawthorne Heights for being able to bounce back and begin performing again this week after the passing of their guitar player. I Can't Control My Fingers I Can't Control My Brain New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives This week we spoke with the boys from the Loved Ones about their new album and tour. Check it out here. Our Video of the Week helped us say goodbye to the beloved band Planes Mistaken For Stars. Check it out here. The thirty secondish edition of Vinyl File featured updates on the vinyl goings on and gave away some rad stuff. Editors' Picks this week featured ––> This week also brought new Streaming Music from Pegasuses XL. Get rad.

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Streaming music

Check the Punknews Music page to stream all sorts of anticipated new music including Engineer Records' upcoming three-way split between Elemae, Memorial and Soon (stream). Polar Bear Club's new full length Sometimes Things Just Disappear, a song from the Gaslight Anthem's new EP Señor and the Queen, Capillary Action's new LP, the new EP from Dirty Tactics, the new EP from Worcester, MA's Smartbomb (featuring members of No Trigger and Shock Nagasaki), the new full length from melodic pop punk act The Frantic, Warning Device, the second full length from Teenage Bottlerocket, three upcoming 7" releases from Toronto power-pop act Marvelous Darlings, featuring Ben Cook of Fucked Up and No Warning, the reissue of Broadway Calls' self titled debut, alt-country act Drag The River's final album You Can't Live That Way, and new material from former ALL vocalist Scott Reynolds (and the Steaming Beast),

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Constantines give away! Can I get a witness?
Toronto's celebrated Constantines are gearing up to release the long awaited follow up to 2005's Tournament of Hearts. The band has Kensington Heights in the wings for an April 15th release, their debut for Arts & Crafts. The band kicked things off in January with the Hard Feelings 7" and are set to keep the fire burning by pairing with Feist on the Islands In The Stream 7". As we get ready for the release and the band gears up for the road, we're thrilled to give a pack of Cons swag to lucky reader.

Win vinyl and a skate deck from Anti-Flag
On April 01, 2008, Anti-Flag will be releasing their second major label album, The Bright Lights of America which is also the follow up to For Blood and Empire. In celebration of this event, the band is looking to give away a special Bright Lights-themed skate deck and a copy of the new album on vinyl.

Inquisition: Uproar! Live and Loud
In celebration of the recent live CD/DVD release from Inquisition; the band and No Idea Records (who are releasing the collection) are offering three lucky Punknews readers the chance to win a copy and some other exclusive schwag. The release details the band's reunion weekend last May with an audio CD featuring tracks from both nights, and a DVD with footage from both nights and a documentary. The release hits stores March 18 and can also be purchased at No Idea Records.com.

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