Today we are bringing you the premiere of the final single from Montreal-based post-punks Talleen! The song is called “House of Kahn”. Speaking to Punknews about the song, lead vocalist A. Petersen said,
"We've had this one next to ready for a while, now. Arthur helped us out on bass. Laurine Haddock did a great job on the video. Thematically speaking, let's just say we wrote it for Unsolved Mysteries, the show. Robert Stack standing in the fog at the midnight docks, wearing a long trench coat, exploiting people's anxieties through cheap dramatizations of events depicted.”
After seven years, one album (2018’s The Black Sea) one EP (2023’s self-titled), and a handful of singles the band is calling it quits. Speaking about the break-up A. Petersen said,
Some people might want to focus on a specific point, but when things don't work out it's usually for all kinds of different reasons added up over time. I suppose that after 7 years we just went as far as we could take it and now it's over and that's that. Moving on.”
Listen to Talleen’s final single below!
Today we are super stoked to bring you the premiere of two new tracks by Halifax punks Cluttered! The songs are called "Give Me" and "Napathy and Exhaustion". They were recorded in 2022 over the holidays and are the first official recordings with the live lineup of the band. Speaking about the recording process lead vocalist and guitarist Matty Grace said,
"We have mostly worked pretty remotely and that has involved Dylan and myself doing most of the instrumentation. It's really really rad to finally have AJ and Becca playing on the songs and that's going to be the case going forward."
She also broke down both of the songs starting with "Give Me" saying,
"The parallels between the music 'industry' and having a romantic pursuit towards an emotionally unavailable person are not lost on me. This song was written in response to those feelings and the balance between feeling like you're doing something positive and building something potentially rad versus the self-awareness of familiar traps and pitfalls. You can hear this clearly in the line 'give me desperation/give me fucking crumbs/give me everything and nothing/give me all you got'
She had this to say about "Napathy and Exhaustion",
"This song was written pretty soon after I relocated to Ottawa from Halifax. I was learning how to be a person in a new city and the multitude of feelings that have come along with it. Adjusting from a place you've called home for so long versus the hope that the new place can fill a void. In addition, it's definitely about the monotony of the day-to-day and the feeling of being so beaten down that you're just trying to find a bright side to continue waking up."
The two songs are collected as Two Tracks Before The Breakdown which will be out on Bandcamp on June 2 (tomorrow!). Listen to both tracks below!
Today we are thrilled to bring you the premiere of the new track from Cincinnati-based hardcore band Suffocate Faster! The song is called “Strength” and is off their upcoming EP, This Is The Way Vol. 1 which will be out on June 2 via Smartpunk Records. Speaking about the song, the band said,
“Straight Edge has been a big part of our lives for so long. Nothing has changed. We speak for a small group of individuals that hold strong and keep sobriety close to their hearts. This is the way.”
Suffocate Faster's new EP This Is The Way Vol. 1 will be out everywhere tomorrow and you can pre-save it right here. Listen to the new track below!
Today we are extremely excited to bring you the premiere of two new tracks by Eevie Echoes & The Locations! The songs are called “Letters U Wrote” and "Liar" and will be on their upcoming album The Cons of Being a Wallflower. This marks the first release Brooklyn-based punk artist Eevie Echoes has done with a full band and her first release on Ska Punk International Records. Along with Eevie, the band is made up of Emma Taylor, Carmen Castillo, and Nick Grasso. Speaking to Punknews about "Letters U Wrote", Eevie said,
"Letters U Wrote talks about religious trauma and dealing with feelings of rejection from family after coming out as queer. Being out and proud as a queer person can really change the dynamic of a family relationship especially when religious beliefs are involved. I've dealt with a lot of pain for the sake of my identity since coming out and "Letters U Wrote" is my way of taking back my power and letting out a lot of the rage that lays dormant when you can't speak your mind. It's an anthem of resistance and unapologetic trans pride. My identity is not a debate, it is a radical act of self-love.”
The Cons of Being A Wallflower will be out later this year on Ska Punk International Records. Listen to the songs below!
Today we are thrilled to bring you the premiere of the new album by Object As Subject! Object As Subject is the project of singer/songwriter, composer, and choreographer Paris Hurley which includes Jherek Bischoff of Dresden Dolls on synth and Emily Hope Price on cello. The album is called HERETIC and features eleven new tracks that explore choice, freedom, sovereignty, and Hurley’s lived experiences over lush strings, punky bass, and driving synths. HERETIC will be available everywhere May 12 via Lost Future Records and you can pre-order it right here. Listen to the album and watch a short clip of Paris Hurley talking about the album below!
Today we are thrilled to bring you the new album by Toronto’s Life In Vacuum one day early! Lost features 10 new tracks which showcases the trio at the top of their game. This album is chock full of intricate mathy riffs, driving bass, crashing drums, and stellar vocals that cement the band as a force to be reckoned with. Lost will be out everywhere tomorrow, April 14, via Born Losers Records and you can pre-order it right here. Life In Vacuum will be touring the US and Canada in May and will be playing Toronto's New Friends Fest in August. Listen to the album in full below!
We are thrilled to bring to you an all new Punknews Exclusive Premiere for New Haven, CT emo rockers Mighty Tortuga. The band just released a new single titled "Let Me Down" and announced the released of their new EP titled The Plague Inside Your Head. The album will be out on June 9th, 2023 and they will be touring the East Coast in May and June to celebrate the release. The album and tour dates are available now for pre-order/sale, you can click here to get yours today.
Spanish Love Songs just released a cover of "Futures" by Jimmy Eats World. The release will be on their upcoming EP called Doom and Gloom Sessions, which will be covers EP. They previously released "Smile Like You Mean It" (The Killers cover). The EP will be out on April 25th through Pure Noise Records.
Today we are thrilled to bring you the premiere of the new album by Vampire Slumber Party! Each of the band members spoke to Punknews about the release and here's what they had to say, starting with guitarist and vocalist Yusuf who said,
I think these songs are a perfect snapshot of where we're at as a band; Pippa's on bass and singing more. Charlie's on drums. From solo project to real-world, three-dimensional three-piece. And I couldn't be more stoked with how it's turned out. It's also been really cool working with Scott from Brassneck Records. It's so rad when someone like that digs your music enough to get involved. So thanks to him as well."
Bassist Pippa had this to say about the album,
"We recorded the songs DIY at home and in a practice room, cuz it's cheaper than going to a studio. Yusuf mixed them himself and did a great job, and then we had them professionally mastered by Daly George at The Ranch Production House, who made them sound even better! I love playing covers and I'm glad we all agreed to include one, and fix the lyrics to kick out the misogyny! Wanna know what I'm talking about? Have a listen!"
And drummer Charlie commented,
"It was great to be able add my own touch to these already great, catchy songs. Recording drums isn't something I've had a chance to do much, so no better time than the present! Seeing it all come together with the tapes, shirts, and the feedback we've received… Yeah, it's been a great experience."
Vampire Slumber Party will be out everywhere on March 17 via Brassneck Records and you can order it on tape it right here. Listen to the album below!
Today we are thrilled to bring you the debut single from Alison Carol's new solo project The Inevitable Collapse of Stasis! Her debut single is called "Death" and explores the power of purpose with punk-fueled energy. Speaking to Punknews about the song, Alison said,
"Huge thanks to Punk News for sharing my debut single with their readers. This new single will be the launch of my new studio-based project The Inevitable Collapse of Stasis.
In this song, we see the hero of our story come face to face with evil for the first time. It is after this Death that she will learn her power and purpose. Is there hope for our hero, The Traveler, to return? Can she best The Villain and break the cycle? The rest of the story is lost to time and only time will tell it."
The single will be available everywhere tomorrow and you can pre-order cassettes right here . Listen to the song below!