Oh Sees are going to release a box set comprised of twelve 8-track cartridges. The albums are selected from Oh Sees large discography and also includes some other items such as stickers and a zine. That's out via 5Seven records later this year.
As to the 8-tracks themselves, apparently, 8-track pressing plants are hard to come by, so the label had to manually recondition each cartridge by hand from used parts. They stated: "All of these carts were reconditioned from previously owned pre-loved 40+ year old 8-tracks. That means that these 8-tracks have been beat up and played in old pickup trucks for decades, they are NOT going to be mint condition. Each boxset will be unique because each cart will be completely different. Also, given the carts are all different sizes, shapes, and different manufacturers, the newly printed labels are going to sit on the carts differently and the labels will show some signs of wear in different places as they mold to the carts. In other words dont expect a flawless mint set that came straight off the factory floor."
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
Original Cast Recording (retro review)
To the Teeth (retro review)
Freedumb (retro review)
Make Yourself (retro review)
69 Love Songs (retro review)
American Football (retro review)
Rage Against the Machine
The Battle of Los Angeles (retro review)
No Gods/No Managers (retro review)
Atari Teenage Riot
60 Second Wipeout (retro review)
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Calculating Infinity (retro review)
The Gang’s All Here (retro review)
Stay Asleep (retro review)
Dave Hause and The Mermaid have announced a few dates in 2020. The band will be playing with Dear Father, Northcote, Indianola Records, Chris Cresswell and The Explosion on select dates. The band released KICK in 2019. See below for the dates and details.
Indie/alt act Nada Surf have announced a new album for 2020. Never Not Together, the band's ninth studio LP, will out February 7th across all formats, including exclusive, limited edition vinyl.
Along with the announcement, Nada Surf have also released a video for the first single from the album, "Something I Should Do."
LA hardcore band Libérate are re-releasing their career spanning compilation Discografía. The re-release is out November 30 via Japan's Break the Records label. The original version was released on No Te Calles Records in 2016 in a limited run of 300 CDs and went out of print immediately afterwards.
Oakland's Pity Party have announced they will be embarking on an Australian tour in March of 2020. Pity Party's most recent album, Are We Happy Yet?, was released in March of 2018. You can check out the track "Grindmother" from that album, as well as the tour dates, below (gigs marked by * are free entry).
All this week the Punknews review team will be looking back two decades to the albums of 1999. Not just a review of the music on the album, we will also be looking at how well it has stood the test of time, how it fits in the band's discography, as well as its overall place in the annals of music (punk or not).
- Groovie Ghoulies - Fun In The Dark (retro review)
- Anti-Flag - A New Kind of Army (retro review)
- AFI - All Hallow's EP (retro review)
- The Lillingtons - Death by Television (retro review)
- Good Riddance - Operation Phoenix (retro review)
- Save Ferris - Modified (retro review)
- Sleater-Kinney - The Hot Rock (retro review)
- Jimmy Eat World - Clarity (retro review)
- The Get Up Kids - Something to Write Home About (retro review)
- Mr. Bungle - California (retro review)
- Pennywise - Straight Ahead (retro review)
You can check out any of our reviews right here.
Melvins have announced a ten day tour of California. It's billed as Intensities in ten Cities and they will be joined by two other acts: Hepa Titus (which also features former-Melvin Kevin Rutmanis) and Cunts. The tour includes the tagline: "Anybody wants to get mellow they can turn around and get the fuck outta here." See the dates below.
The Dwarves are playing some Winter shows. In December, the band hits a few West coast dates and then jumps down to Texas, concluding on New Years eve. Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and T.S.O.L. join the band on select shows. The band is billing the jaunt as "XXXMAS 2019". You can see the dates below. The band released Take Back the Night in 2018.
Screaming Females have announced that their February shows in New Jersey are now an annual event, called "The Garden Party." In addition to the Screamales, the 2020 edition includes sets by Mal Blum, Radioactivity, and No Men. That's February 22 at White Eagle Hall in Jersey City.