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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 community talking this week… The People Must Have Something Good To Read On A Sunday This week's most popular stories This week critically acclaimed melodic hardcore outfit Strike Anywhere signed to Bridge 9 Records. The band will hit the studio next week to record with producer Brian Mcternan. Green Day has come into conflict with Wal-Mart over the content of their new album. The chain isn't stocking the CD because after the band refuses to produce a censored version. Blink-182's back. The band was interviewed on KROQ this week and performed two songs on Leno. RVIVR, the newest endeavor for Shorebirds and Latterman frontman Matt Canino, is planning a new 7" single. Canino has also formed the band Mutoid Men with Jawbreaker bassist Chris Bauermeister.

Big D and The Kids Table detailed their new album Fluent In Stroll, due out on July 7th 2009 via SideOneDummy. This September that label will also release Gold Country, the new record from Chuck Ragan. Dear Landlord posted three new songs from their upcoming No Idea debut Dream Homes. Rancid unveiled another new song, previewing "East Bay Night" online. Mall punk act Simple Plan has begun writing their next album. Four Year Strong is planning a 90s covers album titled Explains It All". The 10 For $10 tour will feature ten bands for ten bucks and will feature bands like Poison the Well, Madball, Bane, Terror and Crime in Stereo. Ska fans take note, as the English Beat and Reel Big Fish have lined up a US tour. Also look for This Time Next Year to tour with A Loss for Words. The schedule for Chicago's Windy City Soundclash was posted. Look for bands like the Falcon, the Bomb, the Arrivals, Toys That Kill, Banner Pilot, Ryan's Hope, the Copyrights, the Methadones and Sundowner among others. Finaly this week Rise Against debuted their video for "Hero of War." I Can't Control My Fingers I Can't Control My Brain New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives will be represented this year at the 2009 San Francisco AIDS Walk on July 19th. The current team features Punknews readers, staff from Fat Wreck Chords and our pal Mike Park of Asian Man Records. You can register here or make a general donation here.

Our Dispatches series of band tour blogs featured Philadelphia's Dirty Tactics (Episode 3). This week we spoke with guitarist Travis Omilian, Trevor Reddell, Louis Barbiere and Corey Perez of Let Me Run (interview), solo artist and Hot Water Music member Chuck Ragan (interview), and John Lisa of mid nineties New York hardcore act Serpico (interview). As always we brought you new Streaming Music including the new full length from Sweden's Smalltown, and Winnipeg's Sights and Sounds (members of Comeback Kid, Sick City and Figure Four). So what's coming up this week? Look for new releases from Bury Your Dead and the Paper Chase with tours kicking off from Relient K (US), and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes / Useless ID (Europe) Matchbook Romance will kick off their reunion shows as well.

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Streaming music

Check the Punknews Music page to stream all sorts of anticipated new music including the new full length from Orebro, Sweden's Let Me Out, Montreal's Yesterday's Ring (features members of The Sainte Catherines and Fifth Hour Hero), a new record from Grand Rapids, MI's North Lincoln, the new digital EP/7-inch from Scranton, PA's the Menzingers, the new album from Kent, OH-based Annabel, Asbury Park, NJ's Detournement (members of Bigwig, Ensign, Lifetime, Plan A Project and Worthless United), Crusade by Long Island, NY-based Incendiary, the new full length from Boston, MA-based Disappearer, a new full length from Mike Hale of Gunmoll and In The Red, the new album punk veterans NOFX, the final discography from Worcester, MA's Last Lights, Minneapolis, MN based Photo Finish Records act A Verse Unsung, Cincinnati, OH's Pomegranates, the new full length from Kensington, CT's My Heart to Joy, Hotel Bible from Toronto's Junior Battles, Doylestown, PA's War Pigs, Los Angeles, CA's Black President, Golden City, the new project from Eric Richter of emo/punk pioneers Christie Front Drive, Long Beach, CA-based Adam's Dagger, the new EP from Vancouver's Living with Lions, a new record from Albany's After the Fall, and Volume 2 from Mike Hale of Gunmoll's latest band In The Red.

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Propagandhi: "Dear Coach's Corner"
To celebrate the track "Dear Coach's Corner" from their new album Supporting Caste, the band decided to team up with us to offer you a fun and unique contest. The premise is simple: using one of three available photos as reference, design an image (using Photoshop, MS Paint, cut and paste collage, hand drawn picture etc) that depicts the members of the band with Don Cherry and/or Ron McLean from the popular Canadian television broadcast, Hockey Night in Canada. Three winners will be personally chosen by the band, with each receiving a copy of Supporting Caste on vinyl, and an autographed poster.

Mike Herrera's Tumbledown
Today, we're happy to bring you a contest from Tumbledown. The band is a new side project from Mike Herrera of MxPx fame, but explores more of Mike's country influences. The The band's new record is titled Tumbledown and is due out May 19, 2009. Along with Mike, the record features guitarist Jack Parker, standup bassist Marshall Trotland, and drummer Harley Trotland. The album was recorded at Monkey Trench Studios, produced by Mike Herrera and mixed by Stephen Egerton (Descendents, All). We've got five prize packs to give away.

Shook Ones: European Quiz-O-Rama
Bellingham, WA's Shook Ones recently made a trip across the pond to Europe and compiled a collection of video footage which has been edited into a trivia contest. The first entry involves one of the biggest action movie stars. I'll give you a hint: he pulls his pants up high to not look so short. The band is preparing to release their new LP, The Unquotable A.M.H., via Paper+Plastick.

Win autographed Rise Against vinyl
We've got an autographed copy of Rise Against's new 7-inch EP released on Fat Wreck Chords to give away to one lucky winner. The new 7-inch features "Grammatizator" and "Voice Of Dissent" and reunites them with Fat after a number of releases on Geffen.

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