For those of you not in the know, famed Dwarves guitarist He Who Cannot Be Named has his own side project called, well… “He Who Cannot Be Named”.  Anyway, the project just released a music video for their song “Happy Suicide” and its as weirdly creepy as it is catchy.  Watch it below.

He Who Cannot Be Named released his first solo album titled “Sunday School Massacre” in 2010.

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Until 1989, Green Day were called Sweet Children.

Continental adds more tour dates with The Tossers

Posted by Gina Skidz on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:55 PM (PST)

Continental hails from Quincy, on the outskirts of Boston, MA, but you’d hardly know it thanks to their prolific touring schedule.  The band just announced that they are hitting the road again this spring, and some dates will include Celtic punk act The Tossers.  You can check out the newly-added dates below.

Continental most recently released Millionaires last October via East Grand Record Company.

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Trespassers release lyric video for “Dead End”

Posted by Gina Skidz on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 2:26 PM (PST)

Syracuse punks Trespassers have a new lyric video out for the song “Dead End,” and you can check it out below.

The song will appear on the band’s new EP, Rival Glass, which comes out on February 24th via Spartan Records.

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Finch (post-hardcore) announces spring tour with Yellowcard

Posted by Gina Skidz on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:46 PM (PST)

California post-hardcore act Finch has just announced a spring U.S. tour supporting Yellowcard.  You can find all the dates below.

Finch’s most recent release was Back to Oblivion, which came out on Razor And Tie last year.

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Introducing The Yavin 4, a Star Wars-themed punk band

Posted by Gina Skidz on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:16 PM (PST)

You might not think of the Midwest as a typical hotbed of up-and-coming music, but check out The Yavin 4 and you might just be surprised.  The band springs from Indianapolis, and features members of hardcore punk act The Enders, as well as Lockstep, The Hardees, and Devil to Pay.  They call their style “intergalactic rock n’ roll,” as their music and even their band name pays homage to Star Wars (Yavin 4 is apparently a moon, and you can learn way more than you want to know about it here).

The band will be releasing their debut 14-track album on May 25th, which also happens to be the anniversary of the premiere of the original Star Wars film.

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Travis Barker discusses Tom DeLonge and more on KROQ

Posted by Gina Skidz on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 12:26 PM (PST)

Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker has a bit more to say about guitarist and band founder Tom DeLonge’s departure from the band.  Barker sat down with the DJs of radio station KROQ’s The Kevin and Bean Show to go into some more detail.  He also talks about his Musink Festival, Dave Grohl, and the future of Blink 182 with their new guitarist (and Alkaline Trio frontman) Matt Skiba.  You can listen to the segment here.

You can read more about the situation with Tom DeLonge here.

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Album Review: The Sidekicks – “Runners In The Nerved World”

Posted by writeofpassage on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:43 AM (PST)

The Sidekicks aren’t wearing their influences on their sleeves anymore. Not that it was a bad thing in the past but it felt like they were holding back a gear. Consider Runners In The Nerved World as the chain coming unhinged allowing the bike to go down the hill, clearing everything in its path and in so doing, charting the new course – and organically so, in the band’s evolution. They’ve never sounded better.

This album feels more diverse and complete than their older material, which really shows how well things stack up this time around. The ‘oohs’ and ‘aahs’ are there to sweeten proceedings as you’d expect. But things feel darker and more cynical. It balances out the summer, breezy, fictional, catchy and anthemic parts of the record. The latter’s seen on the jangly opener “Hell Is Warm” which definitely disarms cynics. Its melodic solos and warm vocals really show why Steve Ciolek has that mainstream aura to him. It’s a pop/indie-punk gem, which plays neatly into its follow-up track in “Everything In Twos”. Jangly yet cutting deeper through slicker sections and bigger hooks.

The storytelling’s honest as expected but what shakes you up is that with the mid-section being a bit to slow and poppy, you’re still able to listen to record as a cohesive collective and love all the songs – as a flowing unit. Where the individual songs might not be that great on their own, take them in all at once and you’ll see how they fit together nicely. That paves the way for Brand New fans to dig into the more dreary, bass-heavy jams like “Century Schoolbook Grown – Ups” and “Spinning Seat” in the final-third. Dramatic and theatrical. Beautiful, haunting and a great contrast to so much on offer. And to so much we’ve associated the band with in the past.

The Sidekicks feel more liberated on this go. You can’t ask for more. Just when you thought they couldn’t get any more addictive, this comes and blows your fucking mind.

4.5/5 Stars

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Hellions (hardcore-punk) stream new album “Indian Summer”

Posted by Johnny X on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 11:09 AM (PST)

Sydney hardcore punk act Hellions will be releasing their new album “Indian Summer” February 3rd via UNFD Records but you don’t have to wait until then to hear it.  Stream the entire album here.

“Indian Summer” is a follow up to 2013′s “Die Young”.

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The Hextalls announce new album “Play With Heart”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:40 AM (PST)

Canadian pop-punk veterans The Hextalls have announced their long-awaited new album Play With Heart will be released on February 14th. You can pre-order the album on the band’s webstore, and listen to some clips of the new tunes over here.

We’ll keep you posted as songs from Play With Heart go up for streaming and all that jazz. The album will serve as a follow-up to 2012′s Rock You To Sleep.

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California ska veterans Reel Big Fish are currently touring the US with Less Than Jake and Authority Zero, and high quality, multi-cam footage of their show at the House of Blues in Chicago has made its way online, courtesy of Yahoo Screen Live!

Check it out below if you’ve got an hour and 12 minutes to kill, and head over here to see if they’re stopping near you on tour.

Reel Big Fish recently released a holiday-themed EP titled Happy Skalidays, which you can listen to here. Their latest full-length album Candy Coated Fury was released in July 2012 through Rock Ridge Music.

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Angels & Airwaves release music video for “Tunnels”

Posted by Johnny X on Friday, January 30, 2015 at 9:51 AM (PST)

Angels and Airwaves have premiered a music video for their song “Tunnels” off their new album “The Dream Walker” and you can check it out below.

The album officially dropped December 9th via To The Stars Records and serves as a follow-up to the Stomping the Phantom Brake Pedal EP, which was released in January 2013, also via To The Stars. Their last full-length album was 2011′s Love: Part Two.

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The Queers have announced they will be teaming up with Antagonizers ATL to release a special split 7-inch titled Beyond The Dirty South Valley in honor of this year’s Record Store Day (April 18th).

No word on a tracklist – all we know is the release is being handled by Sexy Baby Records, and one of the three color variants is currently available for pre-order on the label’s webstore.

In addition to this split, The Queers also have plans to release completely re-recorded versions of 1998′s Punk Rock Confidential and 2000′s Beyond The Valley… No official release dates have been set, but we’ll keep you posted.

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