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.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 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 strange, slow, old people in the community talking… The People Must Have Something Good To Read On A Sunday This week's most popular stories This past week President Bush has signed a controversial new bill which aims to strengthen anti-piracy efforts in the United States and create greater penalties for copyright infringement. The RIAA / MPAA supported law creates an intellectual property czar who will report directly to the president and allows for asset forfeiture. Bands continue to express concern on the new digital reality, with Sweden's Millencolin recently making their views known. In a bizarre twist donation-supported digital label Quote Unquote Records were recently shut down by their ISP for providing copyright material for download --- material they themselves own. In other news eager Punknews readers have taken to demanding answers directly from Propagandhi about their next record. Look for it this winter. Fans were shocked to hear that the legendary Elvis Costello would appear on the new record from popular act Fall Out Boy. That album has also been delayed from it's original election day release date until December.

Next January will see a new EP from the Loved Ones. Suburban Home Records has announced a free Delicious Vinyl Collective 12" to be available at the Fest this Halloween weekend. Dead To Me are gearing up for the release of their new EP Little Brother and have the title track available for download. Rise Against have their Nightmare Revisited track "Making Christmas" available for preview as well. Green Day has new studio footage online. We saw a clip of Fucked Up and Moby performing the Ramones classic "Blitzkrieg Bop." Tom Gabel of Against Me! has a new video online of his new solo track "Harsh Realms." Ian Mackaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi will soon embark on a spoken word / q&a tour.

This week the Canadian punk scene lost one if its veterans, as we said goodbye to Teenage Head vocalist Frankie Venom (1957-2008). I Can't Control My Fingers I Can't Control My Brain New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives This week we ran your votes through the cold, unfeeling Punknews computer-brain and calculated Your Favorite Records from September. The results saw records from Bridge and Tunnel, Young Widows and the Ergs come out on top.

This week we spoke with Kim Helm ad Brian Johnson of Whiskey and Co (interview) as well as Greg Attonito of the Bouncing Souls (interview). This week's edition of Vinyl File featured a look at upcoming releases. As always we brought you new Streaming Music including Dillinger Four's long-awaited new record C I V I L W A R, the debut full length debut from Shorebirds, featuring Matt Canino of Latterman and Jawbreaker's Chris Bauermeister, Orlando's How Dare You, featuring former members of As Friends Rust and Hand to Hand, and the sole LP from now-defunct RVA melodic hardcore act Resonance.

So what's coming up this week? Look for new releases from Parts and Labor, Of Montreal, Escape The Fate, and And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead with tours kicking off from Fishbone (US), Copeland (US), and The Sword supporting Metallica (US / Canada).

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Streaming music

Check the Punknews Music page to stream all sorts of anticipated new music including the new EP from San Francisco's Shuteye Unison, an EP from Long Beach, CA's Joshua Lanes, Boca Raton, FL hardcore outfit Fallen From The Sky, Swedish emotional hardcore band When We Fall, Stza's new act the Star Fucking Hipsters, a full album stream from California's Madison Bloodbath, North Carolina's Auxes, which features Dave Laney of Challenger and Milemarker, Poughkeepsie, New York's Paper the Operator, the new rarities compilation from The Measure [SA] , a few tracks from the new split between Thursday and Envy, the new full length from Monikers, the return of Dirtnap power pop act The Girls, the new EP from Bridge 9 melodic hardcore act Energy, new music from Gainesville-based duo Liquid Limbs, and the new full length from Richmond, VA's The Riot Before.

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Win a special copy of the Envy / Thursday split
To celebrate the highly anticipated split between Envy and Thursday, Temporary Residence have provided us with three exclusive versions of the album. The label, who is releasing the vinyl+CD combination, has provided a rare test press, as well as one copy of the split on gold vinyl and one one silver.

Dillinger Four: C I V I L W A R
Minneapolis, MN's infamous Dillinger Four recently unleashed their new LP; which has been in the works for 6 years and has been aptly titled C I V I L W A R. Even though many have already "acquired" the record prior to its official release, our friends at Fat Wreck Chords are giving a few more freeloaders a chance to get the album and some other schwag.

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Your trusty Punknews staffers and reviewers have all sorts of projects on the go, everything from poorly spelled and oft neglected blogs to big official world domination schemes. Make sure to check out editor and videographer Chris Moran collection of recordings online at Vimeo, editor Justin August's blog Kinder Words, editor Adam White's blog 2:59, and editor Jesse Raub's short fiction webzine Bitter Press.

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