Fishbone in the studio with Fat Mike

Fishbone in the studio with Fat Mike

Fishbone has hinted at a new album for the past few years. Meanwhile, Fat Mike of Nofx has also stated he might be producing that album. Recently, Fishbone posted a picture from some recent recording sessions and it appears Fat Mike is involved, likely in the producer's chair. The band stated that they are mid-way through recording. You can see the brief update below.

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Mike Park interviews... Mike Park

Mike Park interviews… Mike Park

Mike Park has a music interview program called Music. It's Powerful Stuff. He has interviewed bands including Scowl, Jeff Rosenstock, and Small crush. In Mike's most recent episode, he interviewed Mike Park, about Mike's new Bruce Lee Band release One Step Forward. Two Steps Back. You can see the video below.

(Generally, Punknews does not post interviews outside of the site unless there is some sort of breaking news… but here… well, you just have to see it).

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Editrix: "Hieroglyphics"

Editrix: “Hieroglyphics”

Editrix have released a new song. The song is called "Hieroglyphics" and is off their upcoming album Editrix II: Editrix Goes to Hell out June 3 via Exploding in Sound Records. Editrix released Tell Me I'm Bad in 2021. Check out the song below.

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Ditches "Lost In Time"

Ditches “Lost In Time”

We are pleased to bring to you an all new Punknews Exclusive premiere for Swedish power pop rock band Ditches. The band will be releasing a new 7-inch titled "Lost In Time" b/w "Abra Cadaver" (The Hives cover) on May 27th through Drunk Dial Records. The songs was written and recorded last May with 2 beers, maybe a few shots and some shrooms on hand. Today, we have the title track of the release, "Lost In Time", see below.

The release will be pressed on 100 Coke Bottle Clear and 200 Black 7-inches, you can click here to pre-order a copy.

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The Coup

Boots Riley wants YOU to be in his new streaming series

About four years ago, Boots Riley of The Coup released the feature film Sorry to Bother You [Film] . Now, he's working on a streaming series called I'm a Virgo and it stars Jharrel Jerome. Riley has been reticent to detail the show's general plot. However, reports do state that it is about a 13 foot blackman that lives in Oakland. The show will be hosted by Amazon Prime video.

Earlier today, he stated that the show needs extras for shooting this week, in Oakland. So, if you want to be in one of Boots' films, now is your chance. You can see his statement below.

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The Slime announce new EP, release new song

The Slime announce new EP, release new song

Toronto's The Slime have announced that they will be releasing a new EP. It is called Living on Borrowed Slime and will be out May 27 via Cursed Blessings Records. The band have also released their new song "Real Garbage". The Slime released their two song single Death Champs in 2021 and their EP Coming Soon to an Alley Near You in 2020. Check out the song below.

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Navel Gazing for May 15, 2022

Navel Gazing for May 15, 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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Interviews
Casey Cuff and Core Bee talk all things Tarantula Tapes

Casey Cuff and Core Bee talk all things Tarantula Tapes

Based in Barrie, Ontario Tarantula Tapes is an independent cassette label with a community feel. Started by Casey Cuff and Core Bee in the summer of 2020 as a way to help out their local punk scene, the label has expanded to include underground punk bands from all over Canada. They have put out some absolutely stellar music in their two years as a label including releases from bands including Future Girls, Gutser, Boring Girls, Viola Swamp, B.A. Johnston, Witch Island, and Audio Visceral. They've also relased amazing music from their own bands The Speed Humps and Heavy Petter and Casey’s band Angry Spells. With a DIY and artist focused approach to releasing music, it is clear from the outset that Casey and Core care deeply about what they do and the bands they work with. Punknews editor Em Moore caught up with both of them over Zoom to talk about the origins of Tarantula Tapes, running a label, the importance of community, the magic of cassettes, and much more. Read the interview below.

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Podcast
Listen to Punknews Podcast #593!

Listen to Punknews Podcast #593!

Episode #593 of the Punknews Podcast is now up! In this episode John and Em talk about the new My Chemical Romance single, the Riot Fest lineup, Mikey Erg playing an Against Me! song with Laura Jane Grace, the upcoming EP from Battlesex, Black Flag playing a few shows, and Max Creep's medieval new video. They also discuss Bite Me Bambi working with Lee "Scratch" Perry, the discontinuation of the iPod, band logo mashups, art and artists, and much more. Listen to the episode below!

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JER

JER: “Nobody Can Dull My Sparkle”

JER has released a video for their new song "Nobody Can Dull My Sparkle". The video was filmed by Laila Fakhoury, Rae Mystic, and JER. The song is off their upcoming album Bothered / Unbothered due out May 27 via Bad Time Records. JER will be touring the US with Kill Lincoln in June and released a handful of singles in 2020. Check out the video below.

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Punk Rock Bowling to Return in 2023

Punk Rock Bowling to Return in 2023

As you know, Punk Rock Bowling 2021 was delayed by Covid. Then, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, the organization was relatively silent on the 2022 edition until it seemed that, in fact, there would not be a 2022 version of the Festival. This week, that was confirmed by PRB updating their social media. PRB's social media now states that they will return in 2023 with a graphic confirming the same. No other details were released, but you can sift through the barebones details right here.

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