Decibel Fest: Los Angeles finalizes lineup

Decibel Fest: Los Angeles finalizes lineup

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Los Angeles has announced its full lineup. Playing this year are Possessed, Nails, Cadaver, Intronaut, Evoken, Gatecreeper, Graf Orlock, Carcass, Vio-lence, Schammasch, Xibalba, Spirit Adrift, Visigoth, and Mortuous. The event is December 13th-14th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA.

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Neutral Milk Hotel

Elephant 6 documentary released via VHS loner copies, only

Filmmaker Chad Stockfleth spent the last ten years working on a documentary on The Elephant 6 Recording Company, the collective that included The Apples in Stereo, the Olivia Tremor Control, Neutral Milk Hotel, Beulah, Elf Power, Of Montreal, The Minders, and Circulatory System. It's out now, but only via VHS. Also, you have to borrow it similar to a library book.

Stockfleth distributed flyers for the VHS at coffee shops and record stores in Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Portland, Athens, Los Angeles, and more. The flyers included tabs with a phone number at the bottom that you can tear off. After you call the number, you get instructions on how to get a copy of the VHS, which you are asked to return after viewing. The VHS comes with a library card you are asked to sign, as well. Each VHS also comes with a flyer for you to hang up around town. The film is titled A Future History Of: The Elephant 6 Recording Co and is "available" now.

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Interviews
Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 1)

Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009 #1 Pick Interviews (part 1)

During the polling for the Top 100 Albums of 2000-2009, 17 different Punknews staffers contributed, and we ended up with 17 different #1 picks for Best Album of the Decade. I engaged in "interviews" (more like conversations) with many of the poll's participants to talk about their #1 picks. These resulted in a discussions that are as varied and dynamic as the contributors themselves.

Over the course of the week Punknews will be presenting these interviews for your enjoyment.

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Loser Points: "Nostalgia As A Drug"

Loser Points: “Nostalgia As A Drug”

Edmonton's Loser Points have release what appears to be another stand-alone single. The track, "Nostalgia As A Drug," is the second single the band has released so far this summer, the first came along with an announcement that the band was/is working on material for a new album, TBA, on Thousand Islands Records. Loser Points' most recent album, Denial & Error, was released in September of last year.

LP will be heading out on a tour of Western Canada in September. You can check out the new single, as well as those dates, below.

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Die Antwoord dropped from two festivals due to hate crime allegations

Die Antwoord dropped from two festivals due to hate crime allegations

A video from 2012 appears to show Die Antwoord vocalist Ninja (Watkin Tudor Jones) assault Andy Butler of dance music group Hercules and Love Affair, while Yolandi Visser repeatedly calls Butler "faggot." After the attack as the video still runs, Ninja and Visser are heard discussing an accusation that Butler sexually assaulted Visser moments before the video starts, with the appearance that they are fabricating details about that assault.

After release of the video, which was uploaded to YouTube on August 4th, organizers of both the Louder Than Life and Life is Beautiful events have announced that Die Antwoord have been removed from both festivals.

On Sunday, August 18th, Ninja released a statement on the matter via Die Antwoord's social media. In that statement they make claim that the video has been maliciously edited by their former cameraman in retaliation for his termination several years ago, and that the incident in question was a fight between two parties based on the assault on Visser, and not in any way related to Butler's sexuality. He also states about the accusation that they were fabricating Butler's initial assault on Visser:

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The Muffs

The Muffs announce new album

The Muffs have announced they will be releasing a new album. Titled No Holiday the album, which is due out October 18th via Omnivore Recordings, features a whopping 18 songs. Kim Shattuck (guitars, vocals) has this to say:

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The Carousers: "Wendy Clear" (Blink-182 Cover)

The Carousers: “Wendy Clear” (Blink-182 Cover)

Punknews is excited to present the premiere of the new song by The Carousers. The pop-punk trio have recorded an acoustic version of the Blink-182 song, "Wendy Clear". The release follows on the heels of another acoustic cover that the Jersey band recorded, Modern Baseball's "Your Graduation" and their self-titled EP, which was released in 2017.

The song will be released on August 26 on Spotify! You can pre-save it by clicking here. Check out the song and a quote about the track by clicking below.

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Sheer Mag

Sheer Mag: “The Killer”

Sheer Mag have released a new single from their new album. "The Killer" comes off of A Distant Call, which is due out this Friday, August 23rd, via Wilsuns RC.

The band will also be heading out on a North American tour this September, and then taking a short break before tackling the EU and UK.

You can check out the new song, as well as those tour dates, below.

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