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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 the Alkaline Trio announced that they'd reunite with longtime producer Matt Allison to record their upcomin self-released album. Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters has launched a new band dubbed Them Crooked Vultures. The act also features Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin. The Swellers managed to accidently share a split 7" with Metallica. A mix up at the pressing plant resulted in a pairing of a new Swellers song with Metallica's live cover of Black Sabbath's "Iron Man." Youth Brigade expanded their upcoming tour plans and further detailed the hotly anticipated "Let Them Know" boxed set. The set will feature the DVD documentary on the band and BYO Records, a coffee table book, and an LP featuring covers of BYO tracks by NOFX, the Dropkick Murphys, Pennywise, the Briefs and many others.

Brian Fallon of the Gaslight Anthem dismissed rumours of an upcoming solo record, stating that the band will instead get to work on their next LP. Brand New detailed their upcoming full length Daisy and unveiled the cover art and track listing. The Sidekicks revealed details on their upcoming Red Scare full length Weight of Air, due this September. Jon Snodgrass also set expectations on the next Drag The River album, stating that nothing would be available until 2010 or 2011. Pearl Jam announced that Bad Religion, and Ted Leo and The Pharmacists would server as their August tour support. The Lawrence Arms' Neil Hennessy joined the Copyrights for the ongoing Red Scare Tour. ALL will get back together for a one-off show this October in Portland, Oregon. This week Teenage Bottlerocket previewed "Skate or Die," Thrice posted a stream of their new full length Beggars and Eulogy Records launched a free sampler. On the visual side of things, Bomb The Music Industry! unveiled their video for "Wednesday Night Drinkball" while Broadway Calls posted "Be All You Can't Be."

This week we said goodbye to singer-songwriter and frontman of Mink DeVille, Willy DeVille (1950-2009). I Can't Control My Fingers I Can't Control My Brain New feature content, weekly columns and exclusives Dear Landlord and Shook Ones topped the list of Your Favorite Records from July. This week we spoke with Andy “Falco” Falkous of Future of the Left (interview), Dave McWane of Big D and the Kids Table (interview), Scott Freeman of Shook Ones (interview), and Pat Schramm of Bridge and Tunnel (interview). This week we also previewed a receipe from Ben Conoley's upcoming punk rock cookbook Food Not Songs In this edition Brett Adams, vocalist/guitarist for The Riot Before, instructs you in preparing his Carnitas Burritos with Roasted Pablano and Tomatillo Salsa.

As always we brought you new streaming music from some great up and coming bands, including the new 7 inch from Long Island's This Is Hell, and the new split between Adam's Dagger and Scars and Stripes.

So what's coming up this week? Look for new releases from Balance and Composure, Cobra Starship, Protest The Hero, and Thrice with tours kicking off from Guttermouth (US), the Get Up Kids (US / UK), Git Some (US), and My Heart to Joy (US).

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Streaming music

Check the Punknews Music page to stream all sorts of anticipated new music including the new 12 inch EP from Doylestown, PA's Balance and Composure, the new 7-song EP from Boston's Ringers, Frank Turner's new album Love, Ire and Song. 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).

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Win rare vinyl from City of Ships Sound Study Recordings recently put out the vinyl for City of Ships new album, Look What God Did To Us. We've got a test press and maroon haze vinyl copy to give away.

Win an Achilles test pressing Farewell Party Records is giving the wax treatment to Hospice, the sophomore full-length from Rochester, NY's Achilles which was originally released on CD via Hex Records in 2007. Hospice was lauded by our very own Brian Shultz, who remarked in his review that "Hospice is assuredly a step up from the also excellent The Dark Horse, which combined some of the best aspects from heavy but ambitious acts like Botch and Breather Resist. Achilles seem to forge their own territory here, diversifying their sound and concentrating less on atmospherics and more on a heavy base, mixed up tempos and interchanging riffs." The band features members of Soul Control and Polar Bear Club. Two lucky winners will receive a test pressing of Hospice, used only for the record release show and limited to 60 copies.

Win rare vinyl from Averkiou Sound Study Recordings recently put out the vinyl for Averkiou's new 7-inch. We've got a test press and clear vinyl copy to give away.

Win music from No Harm Done No Harm Done are on the road right now supporting their 2008 Think Fast! Records album, Escape We've got five copies of the album to give away.

Win tickets to see the Suburban Home 14th Anniversary shows
On September 11th and September 12th, Suburban Home Records will celebrate their 14th Anniversary with two nights of shows featuring Joey Cape, Jon Snodgrass, Austin Lucas, Josh Small, Jr. Juggernaut, In the Red, Look Mexico and on the first night and Tim Barry, Two Cow Garage, Chad Price, Ninja Gun, Mike Hale, The Revenge and The Takers on the second. We've got tickets to give away for the shows.

Win a copy of Off With Their Heads: Live At the Atlantic 2 Sound Study Recordings recently put out the vinyl for Off With Their Heads' new live record, Live At the Atlantic, Volume 2. We've got a test press and white vinyl copy to give away.

Win autographed stuff from Revolution Mother
We've got some cool stuff to give away from Ferret Records act, Revolution Mother. The band is fronted by Pro Skateboarder Mike Vallely and includes past members of Mean Season and Outspoken. The band's new album was produced by Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold, Valiant Thorr) and is titled Rollin' With Tha Mutha. Win Fall of Troy vinyl and more
On October 6, 2009, The Fall Of Troy will be releasing their next album In the Unlikely Event. In the lead up to that release, the band has provided us with some cool stuff from their prior EP, Phantom on the Horizon.

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