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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 What a week! The folks who run The Festin Gainesville announced their initial lineup, which features a vast number of bands including 7Seconds, Dillinger Four, Less Than Jake and Strike Anywhere. Thrice addressed the leak of their upcoming record Beggars, expressing disappointment but vowing to move forward. Later this week they did just that by pushing up the digital release to August 11th. Former Against Me! drummer Warren Oakes discussed his departure from the band and his new restaurant, stating "It felt like that it was time for a new chapter, so I just threw myself into this completely." It was revealed this week that Mest were the previously unidentified band linked to the extortion charge against Elgin James of Righteous Jams. According to the original complaint, Mest was attacked in Boston and was told they could stop further attacks by making a $5,000 "donation" to FSU. The Beastie Boys delayed their new album and cancel their tour after Adam "MCA" Yauch was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left parotid gland. Ben Weasel did a round of interviews this week, addressing the absence of Jughead at recent Screeching Weasel reunion shows and discussing his next solo record.

Teenage Bottlerocket detailed their new album, unveiling the track listing and cover art. Their labelmates None More Black are writing for a Fat Wreck release next year. Screeching Weasel, the Sword, and Cobra Starship are set to appear on the upcoming Jennifer's Body soundtrack. Victory has signed Before There Was Rosalyn, who claim to be "a ministry first, and a band second." Speaking of religious acts, The Sandwiches unveiled details on their "Hitting Refresh to Drop Witty Comments" EP. Having wrapped up their tour with the Offspring, Sum 41 are now back in the studio to finish their album. This week the The Bronx unveiled the song "Quinceniera" from their counterparts Mariachi el Bronx. Chuck Ragan, Jim Ward, Tim Barry and Dave Hause will perform on the 2009 Revival Tour. Nothington will tour the US in support of their upcoming record. The Measure SA will play shows leading up to Fest. Social Distortion will play shows with TAT and the Strangers. Guttermouth has US shows scheduled while A Wilhelm Scream will play Europe, the US and Canada in the coming months. It looks like Blink-182's entire kickoff performance has been bootlegged. On a related note, Tom DeLonge will now personally spay or neuter your pets for you. I've seen him do it. It's gross. I Can't Control My Fingers I Can't Control My Brain New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives This week we spoke with vocalist P-Boy of Massachusetts-based hardcore band and recent addition to the Deathwish Inc roster, New Lows (interview). As always we brought you new streaming music from some great up and coming bands, including Frank Tuner's new album Love, Ire and Song.

So what's coming up this week? Look for new releases from Billy Talent, Cave In, Polar Bear Club, Rx Bandits and the Swellers with tours kicking off from the Flatliners (Europe), Hatebreed with Chimaira and others (US), H2O (Europe), Static Thought with Society's Parasites (US), Agnostic Front (Europe), Billy Bragg (US), Mad Caddies (Europe), and Rx Bandits with Dredg (US).

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Streaming music

Check the Punknews Music page to stream all sorts of anticipated new music including the new 7-inch from Scranton, PA-based Tigers Jaw, American Rubicon, the new full length from Cobra Skulls, the new full length from Anaheim, CA-based the Scarred, the new full length by The Takers from Gainesville, FL, a new track from Beverly, MA-based Caspian, Sudbury, Ontario's Vicious Cycle, There Are No Answers from Houston, TX's Something Fierce, Dream Homes from Chicago, IL's Dear Landlord, As always we brought you new Streaming Music including the new song "No Rest" from St. Catharines, Ontario's Alexisonfire, the new full length from Calgary, Alberta's This Is A Standoff, Minneapolis' the Gateway District (members of the Soviettes, Banner Pilot, Off with Their Heads, Rivethead), Philadelphia, PA's Lighten Up, Orlando, FL's No Friends, Akron, OH's post rock outfit If These Trees Could Talk, and the new full length from Kalamazoo, MI-based the Reptilian.

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Win Caspian vinyl and CDs
On August 11, 2009, The Mylene Sheath released the highly anticipated new album from Caspian. The record is titled Tertia and the label has provided some copies of the record on limited vinyl and CD for three lucky winners.

Living With Lions
Canadian pop-punk act Living with Lions recently released their album Make Your Mark via Adeline Records. To celebrate, the label has put together a contest featuring the band and some cool prizes.

Set Your Goals Set Your Goals recently released their sophomore full-length, This Will Be the Death of Us, and is teaming up with Epitaph to celebrate with a little contest. We'll giving away a copy of the album, shirt and poster to one winner and CDs for two more.

Win a bunch of stuff from Red Scare
Theh Red Scare Tour with Cobra Skulls, The Copyrights, The Sidekicks and The Menzingers is in full swing. To celebrate, the labels benevolent tyrant has decided to give away a set of six (6) releases to one lucky winner. The thing is, he refuses to tell us which ones but promises it'll be "based upon that person's locale. Kinda like a Secret Santa!" Some of the bands on the label are: Enemy You, The Falcon, Teenage Bottlerocket, Bullets to Broadway, The Methadones, The Lillingtons, Sundowner, The Copyrights, Cobra Skulls, La Plebe, The Sidekicks, Druglords of the Avenues and The Menzingers so it'll probably be a few of those.

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