Podcast
Listen to Punknews Podcast #601 & #601.5!

Listen to Punknews Podcast #601 & #601.5!

Two new episodes of the Punknews Podcast are now up!

On episode #601 John, Hallie, and Em are back at the news after recording episode #600 with Jello Biafra (check out episode #600 RIGHT HERE if you haven't yet). The crew catch up and discuss the cancellation of Atlanta festival Music Midtown due to their ban on guns, the new song and video by OFF!, the upcoming Gel and Cold Brats split, the new Joe Strummer box set, L.O.T.I.O.N.'s killer new track, THICK's nostalgic new video, and Surfbort's new digital single. Froggy's new album and upcoming Camp Punksylvania kickoff show, The Damned's Night of a Thousand Vampires live LP, ketchup, weird PSAs from the 80s, maggots, and much more are also talked about.

Bonus episode #601.5 is the July edition of Em Moore Tells You What to Listen to! Em spins new tunes from Single Mothers, Egg Drop Soup, Fucked Up, Thotcrime, The Abruptors, Lande Hekt, M(h)oal, Currls, Conditions Apply, Pinkshift, Gel, G.R.O.S.S., Titus Andronicus, Comeback Clit, Teens in Trouble, END, and many more.

Listen to both episodes below!

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Riverby, Kali Masi, Sarah and The Safe Word, PONY, more on new Bright Eyes comp

Riverby, Kali Masi, Sarah and The Safe Word, PONY, more on new Bright Eyes comp

A new compilation has been released by Take This To Heart Records. The comp is called A Monument To Commemorate Our Time and is a tribute to Bright Eyes' fourth album Lifted or The Story Is In The Soil, Keep Your Ear To The Ground to celebrate its 20th anniversary. The comp features covers by Kali Masi, Riverby, Sarah and The Safe Word, PONY, Future Teens, Never Better Baby, Barely Civil, Girl K, Palette Knife, Lake Saint Daniel, DanMancing, Marigold, and Snarls. All of the proceeds will go to the National MS Society. A Monument to Commemorate Our Time is available on Bandcamp now and will be available everywhere August 12. Check out the comp below.

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Crisis Party release debut EP

Crisis Party release debut EP

Ottawa based Crisis Party, the new band made up of Matty Grace (Cluttered, Future Girls, (check out our interview with her right here!)), Anthony Cardozo (Precious Failures, The Flying Hellfish), and "Ska" Jeff (Doxx, Dogma, Zooman), have released their new EP. The EP is called Welcome to The Party and features 5 new tracks. It is available digitally now and will be available on cassette in September via Dirt Cult Records. Check out the EP below.

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Videos
Avem: "Just Like Me"

Avem: “Just Like Me”

Avem have released a video for their new song "Just Like Me". The song is off their upcoming album Three Birds Stoned that will be out August 26 via Mom's Basement Records (pre-orders begin today). Their cassette of demos, Vapid Basement Sessions is also available for pre-order via Memorable But Not Honorable. Avem released their EP Sing Every Day earlier this year. Check out the video below.

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Bobby Lees to release new LP, release video

Bobby Lees to release new LP, release video

The Bobby Lees will release a new album on October 7. It's called BELLEVUE and it's out via Ipecac. In a release, singer Sam Quartin stated: "“I named the album Bellevue because when I listen back, I hear someone going through that stuff, who is now able to laugh about it and have fun re-telling the stories. It’s a reminder for me that the most painful and intense things I go through end up being the most rewarding creatively.”

You can see a video for the lead single, "Dig your Hips," below. You can also listen to "Monkey mind."

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Protest the Hero

Mike Ieradi of Protest the Hero leaves band

Protest The Hero have announced that drummer Mike Ieradi will be leaving the band. The band released a statement on Instagram that reads,

"It’s with many emotions that we announce the departure of long time band mate and pal Mike Ieradi. Mike joined PTH in late 2013 as we were beginning to tour Volition. In addition to being a ripper on the kickers, Mike was a heavy-lifting writer on Pacific Myth and Palimpsest and you'll even hear his influence on what we release next. We wish him all the best as he pursues greener pastures. Though we’ve yet to determine who will be filling his silly little drum shoes, PTH is planning to continue performing live and making new music in the not so distant future. More on that later.

Here’s some words from Mike himself:

"With nothing but love , I will be stepping away from Protest The Hero. Our show in Edmonton next month will be my last. It’s been just under a decade of the best times, the best pals, the most laughs, and incredible experiences. From the bottom my my heart, thank you to every single person who has made this chapter of my life unforgettable."

Protest the Hero announced their new touring lineup last year and released their album Palimpsest in 2020.

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