Dutch music festival Jera On Air has announced the first wave of bands for their rescheduled 2021 dates. The festival will now take place June 24-26, 2021 in the village of Ysselsteyn in the Netherlands. Tickets purchased for the 2020 festival will remain valid for 2021 and refunds are also available. The Offspring, The Hives, Life of Agony, Anti-Flag, and Good Riddance are among the first wave of bands announced. Check out the full first wave line-up below.
Punknews is excited to premiere a new song by Lucy and the Rats. The song "Pinch Myself" is from their new album Got Lucky which will be released on July 3rd. The LP will be released via Stardumb Records and Surfin' Ki, while the CD will be released on Dirty Water Records. The album is available for pre-order here. See below to check out the single.
Delaware-based Year of The Knife have released a new song. The song is called “Manipulation Artist” and is taken from their upcoming album Internal Incarceration due out August 7 via Pure Noise Records. Year of The Knife released Ultimate Aggression in 2019 in 2019. Check out the song below.
Frank Turner has released his cover of NOFX’s song “Falling in Love”. The song is from their split album West Coast vs. Wessex due out July 31 on Fat Wreck Chords. Frank Turner released No Man’s Land in 2019 and NOFX released First Ditch Effort in 2016. Check out the song below.
Tales: Of Humanity and Greed
The Pain, The Blood and The Sword
Get In The Pita Bread Pit [Reissue]
New Found Glory
Forever And Ever x Infinity
Territories/The Vicious Cycles
Spoon have announced they will be releasing a series of reissues of their back catalog on vinyl and CD. The series is called Slay On Cue and will begin with the re-release of their 1996 debut album Telephono and their 1997 EP Soft Effects July 24 via Matador Records. A Series of Sneaks (1998), Girls Can Tell (2001), and Kill the Moonlight (2002) will be released August 14 followed by Gimme Fiction (2005), Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga (2007), and Transference (2010) on September 11. The band will also be releasing a fan-curated greatest hits album called All the Weird Kids Up Front (Mas Rolas Chidas) for Record Store Day on August 29. In addition, the band have released a remastered music video for their song “Small Stakes”. Check out the video below.
Copenhagen's punk band Kill The Rooster is back after a long absence. The trio regrouped and recorded a 4 track EP, titled And Then What Happened Was…, which was recently release through Disconnect Disconnect Records and we have the premiere of their music video for "Bombs", see below. Kill The Rooster contains two members of Forever Unclean. The band is hard at work on new music for another album and they will be rescheduling dates for a previously postponed tour of Finland due to Covid-19.
Parisian hardcore band Mss Frnce released a new music video for their cover of "Les Eaux de Mars". The song is a cover of the French translated version by Georges Moustaki, which was originally from the Brazilian singer Antônio Carlos Jobim, "Aguas De Março". This previously unreleased track was released on a complilation that is called Génération déviante vol. MMXX, released by two French labels, La Souterraine and Fauchage Collectif. The video was based on a scene from the French movie Le Grand Soir.
The band will be recording their next EP sometime this summer for release later this year.
We would like to present to you another installment of our Women In Music series. Today's post is from Whitney of Days N’ Daze. Every Friday in the month of June and July, we will bring to you a new video recording of a super rad lady in this scene performing a few songs. In these video Whitney performs two Days N' Daze tracks, "Fate of a Coward" and "Anchor" and two of her solo songs, "Emma" and "Trauma Bond", see below. Days N' Daze released Show Me The Blueprints through Fat Wreck Chords in May 2020.
This series is brought to you in collaboration with the lovely Melanie Kaye of Melanie Kaye PR.
Atlanta-based rock band Sevendust have released a lyric video for their cover of Soundgarden’s “The Day I Tried to Live”. The song is originally off of Soundgarden’s 1994 album Superunknown. Sevendust released All I See Is War in 2018 on Rise Records. Check out the video below.
Melodic hardcore band Be Well, made up of record producer and frontman of Battery Brian McTernan, Mike Schleibaum of Darkest Hour, Aaron Dalbec of Bane and formally of Converge, and Peter Tsouras and Shane Johnson of Fairweather have announced their debut LP The Weight and The Cost will be out August 21 via Equal Vision Records. The band have also released a video for their first single “Confessional”. Be Well released a self-titled EP in 2019. Check out the video below.
Vancouver-bred, Toronto-based garage rock trio Tough Age announced their new LP today. Which Way Am I? will be the band's fourth outing, following 2017's Shame. The 11-song set will arrive, like its predecessors, on Mint Records. It's due August 7. The band offered a preview of their new work with the mellow jam "Repose," featuring Penny Clark on vocals. The five-minute track opens into an extended instrumental segment that lays bare the band's Flying Nun influence (the group's fascination with the Dunedin sound is a recurring theme these past few records).
NYC City Councilmembers Justin Brannan (Indecision and Most Precious Blood) of Brooklyn and Keith Powers of Manhattan penned together a letter to show support for independent music venues during this time, as venues remain closed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The two dubbed as the "CBGB Caucus" in city council backs the National Independent Venue Association's efforts to expand the Federal Paycheck Protection Program to cultural institutions. See below to read Keith Power's post and to read the letter in full.