Music Video: Red Tank! – “Anthropocen (Revelations)”

Photo by Annabelle Klick

There always seems to be just a little more thought behind Red Tank! frontman Clipper “Danger” Arnold’s rage than you might see from your average punk band, and that distinction became intensely obvious with the release of Red Tank!’s newest video “Anthropocene (Revelations)” off their sophomore full-length BIO/FEEDBACK.

“The video is a melding of organic and technological, the real and the absurd, and rebuilding after the fall of civilization,” says the band. And it’s definitely the right style of video to follow the record’s first single “Obelisk” which may rank a little more “punk” than “Anthropocene” but which as a video pales in comparison in concept and execution. Check it out below.

The Phoenix-based quartet is hands down the best punk band you’ve never heard of. Their debut album “I Want you to Crowdsurf my Body at my Funeral” was an absolute gem, and Bio/Feedback is even better. They are also continuing to put out high quality and high concept music videos to accompany their strongest tracks.

Red Tank! seems to have a tradition wherein they work with a different director for every video, and they had Mike Buckius get into the director’s chair to helm this existential freakout of a music video. However, Arnold’s fingerprints are quite obviously all over it.

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Nekromantix stream new full-length “A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes”

Just in time to get us in the mood for Halloween psychobilly veterans Nekromantix are streaming their new album, A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes, and you can jam it below.

A Symphony of Wolf Tones & Ghost Notes was released on October 21st via Hellcat Records.

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Sparrow Sleeps streams pop-punk children’s album, punk rock scene officially dies

OK, on the one hand I can understand if you’re a parent out there that listening to something like this is a hell of a lot better than “Wheels On The Bus“, but man, I guess this is proof positive that punk rock has finally become safe.

Sparrow Sleeps, a project created by a husband and wife duo, have worked on recreating classic tunes by pop punk and emo bands into sweet lullabies for their newborn’s listening pleasure, and now they’ve just released a full-length album of original tunes called “Sparrow and Friends Start a Band”.

It features guest vocals from the likes of Mike Herrera (MxPx), Nick Diener (The Swellers), Ace Enders (The Early November), Ryan Key (Yellowcard) and a whole lot more, and you can stream the entire thing right here.

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Excel announce reissue of “The Joke’s on You”

Venice Beach crossover/thrash metal/punk rock legends Excel have announced that they will release a remastered edition of their classic 1989 album The Joke’s on You on November 18th via Southern Lord. Pre-orders are available here.

The reissue of The Joke’s on You follows the 2014 remastered edition of their 1987 debut album Split Image, also released on Southern Lord.

Excel’s last record, Seeking Refuge, was released in 1995, and they were inactive until 2012.

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AFI tease first album in three years

Last June, we reported that AFI were working on their long-awaited follow-up to 2013′s Burials, but as of late, the band has been posting cryptic videos on their Instagram page since last Monday in anticipation of the record. They also released a picture with three red tears on a black-and-red background via Facebook page, and announced that they will be teasing something on Friday, October 28th, midnight eastern.

In addition to the teasers, AFI released a 43 second song called “O-”, which features the same three tears as the single art, although the tears are red on a dark background, whereas on the Instagram post, they were black on a red background. They also put the song on a playlist simply entitled “BLOOD”. You can check it out below.

When the new AFI album will be released is unknown, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.

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Music Video: These Fast Times – “Jealousy”

Montreal pop-punkers These Fast Times have a new video for their song “Jealousy.” This track is one off of their first self-titled EP, which will soon see a follow-up next winter in 2017. You can check the video out below.

The band is currently getting ready to record new material for a new release pending. We will keep you updated on these up and coming rockers.

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Short Stories (post-hardcore) stream new song “Theoria”

San Diego emotional post-hardcore band Short Stories have released a brand new single track called “Theoria.” It is currently streaming on the group’s Bandcamp page and can also be found on Spotify, iTunes, and YouTube. Stream the song below.

Only Time Will Tell, the band’s first full-length, was officially released April 7th, 2015.

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North Alone streams awesome folk-punk cover of NUFAN’s “International You Day” (feat. Jennie Cotterill of Bad Cop / Bad Cop)

Wow. By now I’ve heard enough mediocre covers of “International You Day” coming from our well intentioned punk scene to almost make me skip checking this one out when it appeared in my inbox. Luckily for all of us my dedication is unwavering when it comes to new music/band discovery! Germany’s folk-punk outfit North Alone have done a great job of carrying on the Tony Sly legacy in their take on the famous No Use For A Name song. It even features guest vocals from Jennie Cotterill of Bad Cop / Bad Cop.

Stream the track below and if you dig it you can purchase it for a euro. All proceeds are going to the Tony Sly Music Foundation for Kids.

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Despite Everything (punk) stream new EP “Trails”

Greek punk rockers Despite Everything are streaming a brand new EP titled, Trails. The 6-track release is melodic, gritty, fast, and heavy in every aspect and will hit close to home FFO Off With Their Heads as well as a slew of Fat Wreck Chords bands. You can listen to the full thing below. You can also pre-order a physical copy here.

Trails is set to officially drop on November 18th, 2016 and serves as a follow-up to the band’s 2013 full-length, The Dawn Chorus. 

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Off With Their Heads stream new acoustic album “Won’t Be Missed”

Off With Their Heads have made their highly anticipated acoustic album Won’t Be Missed available to stream. You can check it out and find details on their upcoming acoustic tour below.

Won’t Be Missed is set to release on October 25th. It will be Off With Their Heads’ first venture into the acoustic world. The band’s latest studio album Home was released in 2013 through Epitaph Records.

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Touché Amoré covers Pearl Jam’s “Corduroy”

Los Angeles post-hardcore band Touché Amoré stopped by the AV Club to cover Pearl Jam’s “Corduroy” as part of their “Undercover” series. The song was originally about the dark side of success and the fame that comes with it, however, Touché Amoré and Pearl Jam both deliver very personal lyrics,  which makes this song fitting for the band to cover.

You can take a look at the cover as well as a short interview below.

The band’s latest LP, Stage Four, was released on September 16th through Epitaph Records

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Frank Turner announces North American tour

Frank Turner is showing no signs of slowing down with another major tour announcement. The folk-punk legend himself will be touring North America next January through February, including some central and western Canadian dates. This tour will begin on January 19th in Silver Spring, MD and will end on February 18th in Boston, MA. You can take a look at the full list of dates and locations below.

Frank Turner last released Positive Songs For Negative People in August 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records.

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