Sleep are now selling copies of a live album that was originally a bootleg. the band stated: "For Bandcamp Friday, the remaining copies of the Sleep New York 2018 vinyl bootleg that were intercepted by the band and sold on the 2022 North American Tour are now available for purchase. Two versions with different covers are available: Red and Blue. 420 copies of the Blue cover were pressed and are numbered. We were told less than 200 of the Red were pressed. These remain unnumbered."
The release was recorded in New York in 2018. The copies are a bit pricey, however- Sleep is selling the configurations at $175 and $200, though before the "official online release," copies sold for $300-$365 on Discogs.
Reasons To Grow
DeeCRACKS / The Manges
Split 7 Inch
Pop Punk VIP
Introducing Ralph Champagne
Booze and Glory/The Drowns
Live in San Francisco
Into The Ceiling (EP)
Dumb and In Luv
Hot Water Music and Muff Potter have announced that they will be releasing a split 7-inch. The split will feature one song from each band. Hot Water Music’s song is called “Drawn” and is an outtake from the recording sessions for their album Feel The Void in 2022 that was released earlier this year and Muff Potter’s song is called “Beachwear” is an outtake from their 2022 album Bei Aller Liebe. The split will be out March 31, 2023 via Equal Vision Records and Hucks Plattenkiste.
Today, The Dwarves announced that they will reissue several of their classic albums in a year long campaign. Blood Guts & Pussy, Thank Heaven For Little Girls, Sugarfix, Come Clean and Radio Free Dwarves are all being re-released with bonus tracks. All of the albums are remastered as well. Specific details are expected to be release soon. The albums will be out via Greedy/MVD.
Kaonashi have released a video for their new song “I Hate The Sound of Car Keys”. The video was directed by gotdamnjoshua. The song appears to be a standalone single and is out digitally via Equal Vision Records. Kaonashi released Dear Lemon House, You Ruined Me: Senior Year in 2021. Check out the video below.
Louisville, Kentucky music festival LDB Fest has announced their lineup for 2023. Knocked Loose, Terror, Age of Panic, Dose, Drug Church, Dying Wish, Enervate, Foreign Hands, Fugitive, Fuming Mouth, Gates to Hell, Hold My Own, Kharma, Koyo, Last Wishes, Mutually Assured Destruction, Malevolence, Mouth For War, No Pressure, One Step Closer, Pain of Truth, Raw Brigade, Regulate, Simulakra, Spy, Sunami, Two Witnesses, Upon Stone, Vamachara, Volcano, Vomit Forth, Xweaponx, and World of Pleasure will be playing. LDB Fest will take place March 17 & 18, 2023 at the Triple Crown Pavilion in Louisville.
Ganser has announced that co-founder and vocalist Nadia Garofalo will be leaving the band. The band announced this in a statement that reads in part,
”After seven years of dedication and hard work, sharing the ups, downs and countless miles touring across North America, we are announcing the departure of Nadia from the project. We would not be the band we are today without her, and it would be impossible to list all the things we are thankful for.”
Nadia’s statement was also shared and reads in part,
”Over the years the band has grown and changed, but I have also grown and changed. I wish the remaining three members all the best. I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has shown us support and believed in Ganser over the years, I hope you will continue that support. It’s been a weird ride, but this is my stop.”
Ganser released their EP Nothing You Do Matters earlier this year and spoke to Nadia and Alicia about it in October. Read both statements in full below.
The scrappy Toronto low-fi project Tang recently resurfaced with a new single previewing their forthcoming album. We're thrilled to debut the band's serenely aquatic video for "Future Plans" in partnership with the Some Party newsletter. It's our first glimpse into the dynamic, pandemic-fueled racket of Fish in a Fishbowl, due digitally December 17 through Influenza Records in Europe and Art of the Uncarved Block in Canada. You can check it out below!
Chubby and The Gang have announced that they will be releasing a two-song Christmas single. It is called Chubby and The Gang Presents: A Christmas Extravaganza and will be out December 14 via Partisan Records. The first song “Violent Night (A Christmas Tale)” has been released. Chubby and The Gang released their EP Labour of Love earlier this year and their album The Mutt’s Nuts in 2021. Check out the new song below.
Atlanta-based Shaky Knees Festival has announced its lineup for 2023. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Killers, Muse, Mars Volta, Manchester Orchestra, Illuminati Hotties, The Gaslight Anthem, Shame, OFF!, and The Aquadolls are among those playing the festival. Shaky Knees Festival will take place May 5-7, 2023 in Central Park in Atlanta, Georgia. Check out the lineup in full below.
Episode #617.5 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this bonus episode, Ricky is back to talk with John about all things record collecting. They discuss Record Store Day, cool LA record stores, and so much more. The mystery of the long-lost episode is also solved. Listen to the episode below!
Zulu have announced that they will be releasing their debut album next year. The album is called A New Tomorrow and will be out March 3 via Flatspot Records. A video for their first single “Fakin’ Tha Funk (You Get Did)” which was filed by Dez Yusuf and Anaiah Lei and edited by Tyler Bradberry and Dez Yusuf has also been released. Zulu will be touring the US and Canada this December with OFF! and touring in February and March with Show Me The Body. The band released My People…Hold On in 2020 and Our Day Will Come in 2019. Check out the video and tracklist below.
The Last Gang have released a video for their song “Prosthetic Lost Cause”. The song is off their album Noise Noise Noise which was released in 2021. Check out the video below.