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Retirement Party

Retirement Party announce break up

Retirement Party have announced that they are breaking up. The band will be releasing three songs and announcing their final tour later this week. Their European tour set for June is now cancelled. The band released a statement that reads in part,

"Ir comes with great sadness that we share that Retirement Party has reached its end. Some of our lives are going in different directions and it doesn't feel right to try to continue the band at this moment.

[…] Thank you all so much for the love and support these last 5 years. Making music together and getting to jump around on stage for y'all is something we'll cherish forever.

Retirement Party released Runaway Dog in 2020. See the post in full below.

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Samantha Landa of The Anti-Queens leaves band

Samantha Landa of The Anti-Queens leaves band

The Anti-Queens have announced that their drummer Samantha Landa has left the band. The band released a statement on social media that reads in part,

"Sam has left the Anti-Queens to focus her time on her other band. She brought a breath of fresh air to AQ that we will always be grateful for. We’re glad we got the opportunity to play and work with someone so in tune with the goals of this band and industry, and we wish her all the best in the future. We know she’s gonna kill it. We want to take this time to thank Sam for everything she’s contributed to The Anti-Queens in the short time we got with her, and we will miss her presence very much.

We have a lot of announcements coming up, including shows, new band members, and album updates."

The Anti-Queens released their self-titled album, The Anti-Queens in 2019. See the post in full below.

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Green Day

Green Day in the studio

Green Day have released a video showing them in the studio. The video was shared on Instagram and features a snippet of a new song as well as Mike Dirnt spray painting the number "1972" on a wall. This is the second time that the number has appeared in a video from the studio. Green Day released their live album BBC Sessions in 2021 and released Father of All Motherfuckers in 2020. Check out the post below.

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Junk Drawer release "Tears In Costa" video

Junk Drawer release “Tears In Costa” video

Belfast based Junk Drawer have released a video for their new song "Tears In Costa". The video was directed and edited by Graham Patterson. The song is off their upcoming EP The Dust Has Come To Stay out March 11 via Art For Blind. Junk Drawer released Ready For The House in 2020. Check out the video below.

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Naval Gazing for January 23, 2022

Naval Gazing for January 23, 2022

Welcome to Navel Gazing, the Punknews.org commenter community's weekly symposium, therapy session, and back-alley knife-fight. Chime in below with your latest playlists, record store finds, online time wasters, and site feedback.

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Listen to Punknews Podcast #577 - 2021 Wrap Up!

Listen to Punknews Podcast #577 - 2021 Wrap Up!

Episode #577 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode John, Sam, Hallie, and Em talk about all that happened in 2021 and all of the great music that was released. They also look ahead to 2022. Songs by Rudimentary Peni, Scowl, Catbite, Surfbort, The Chisel, Amyl and The Sniffers, The Linda Lindas, Fiddlehead, Witch Fever, Visibly Choked, Sprints, Candy Apple, Dad Sports, Rest Easy, The Last Mile, and Drones are played. Listen to the episode below!

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YOU can be in John Hinckley Jr's band

YOU can be in John Hinckley Jr's band

John Hinckley Jr., the man that was convicted of trying to assassinate President Reagan in an effort to impress Jodie Foster, is starting a band. After being released from jail in 2016, Hinckley has released a few self-recorded tracks here and there. Well, now he wants to rock it, four piece style, and you can be a member of the group. On social media, he stated "I’m starting a band. I’m looking for a bass player, drummer and lead guitarist. If you would like to be in my band and are serious about this, send bio to P.O. Box 240 Williamsburg, Va. 23187." As you may know, Hinckley's actions inspired a few songs and even got Jack Terricloth (who was Pietro Ventantonio at the time) arrested after a prank call gone wrong.

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Comeback Kid

Comeback Kid release “Face The Fire” video

Comeback Kid have released a video for their song "Face The Fire". The video features footage by Furnace Fest, @Hola_Soy_Keto, Sunny Singh, Kat Nijmeddin, Daniel Vandal, and Miquel Casey and photos by Danielle Dixon, Chrisy Salinas, Gabe Becerra, and Sean Reilly. It was edited by Dylan Gould. The song is off their album Heavy Steps that is out now via New Damage Records and Nuclear Blast. Comeback Kid will be touring Ontario and Western Canada with Cancer Bats this spring. Check out the video below.

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Dissidente release "A Nation of Wolves" video

Dissidente release “A Nation of Wolves” video

Pittsburgh based Dissidente have released a video for their new song, "A Nation of Wolves". The song is off their upcoming album The War on Two Fronts that will be out February 11 via Bad Time Records. Dissidente released their Frontline EP in 2017. Check out the new song below.

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