Guttermouth guitarist talks about new EP “Got It Made”, explains why they haven’t released an album in 10 years

In a recent interviewGuttermouth guitarist Geoff Armstrong talked about the band’s upcoming EP Got It Made, and explained why they haven’t released an album in more than a decade. Here’s what he had to say:

“We kind of wanted to use the EP as a test a little bit. There’s lots of other ideas that we had on the table for songs that we kind of worked with and we had a few more lyrics and just weren’t feeling them so we felt that these were six songs that we wanted to put out. Yeah, we could have thrown another five in for filler and come out with a full length, but we didn’t feel that that was really the thing to do, like, if we weren’t completely satisfied with the songs, we were over it. That being said, there’s definitely some other ideas being thrown around. I don’t want to jump the gun, but I think you can definitely see some more in the future maybe another EP and then something else down the road. You never know, especially with this band, because there’s nothing ever set in stone and we’re not contracted with a record label as far as, ‘Hey you have to put out this and that.’

I think that’s why the gap was so long with putting out records and I think more Mark than anybody else was over the writing process and over being under a contract because some of the old records did some really big numbers and then you put out something afterwards and it does half that or whatever the case may be and the fans don’t like it and everyone is like, ‘They’re starting to get old and their songs suck,’ so I think Mark was feeling some stress and pressure with the writing process or just kind of burned out maybe he didn’t even have anything to say in music for awhile. Then in Australia, he just started coming up with ideas. So who knows with this band? You never know what you’ll see. I could tell you right now, ‘Yeah, we have a full length planned,’ and then it would never come out. It changes by the month depending on what’s going on, but I think everybody is in a good mindset to do more songs for sure.”

Got it Made will be released on July 15th through Bird Attack and Rude Records. Guttermouth have not released a full-length studio album since Shave the Planet, which came out in 2006 via Volcom Entertainment.

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If It Kills You streaming self-titled EP

Shafter, CA post-punk/hardcore act If It Kills You are streaming their new self-titled EP in its entirety.

You can give it a listen here.

If It Kills You was released June 21.

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United Defiance announce Californian shows

California punk act, United Defiance, have announced a few local Californian shows.

You can check out the dates below.

The band released their latest EP Here’s to You in 2015, serving as a follow-up to 2014′s Way It’s Gonna Be.

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Jason Guy Smiley and Chris Fox announce ‘Run For Your Life’ Summer Tour 2016

Gainesville’s Jason Guy Smiley (Pineapple Guy – #drinkingfromfruit) and Reno’s Chris Fox (Boss’ Daughter, Vampirates, Dying Scene Radio – #MaximumPartyTime) are heading out on tour together this summer across the East and Midwest US. Check out the dates/locations, along with the full tour poster, below.

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Millencolin announces Canadian tour dates with Such Gold

Swedish punk veterans Millencolin have just announced a string of shows with our neighbors up north. The tour will kick off in September with Such Gold, and the guys will be playing all around Canada.

You can check out the whole list of tour dates and locations below.

Millencolin recently released a new EP titled “True Brew” (not to be confused with their latest album of the same name), which you can listen to right here. Following a busy year of touring, the band plans to begin working on new music in 2017.

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DS Photo Gallery: Bum City Saints and Skin & Bonez celebrate record release show in Oakland with Resilience 6.17.16

Last Friday I headed across the bridge to the Oakland Metro Operahouse for a record release show featuring local punks Bum City Saints and Skin & Bonez. Resilience and Total Chaos were to follow, however due to prior constraints I had to leave after catching a few songs from the Santa Rosa punks.

Unfortunately I missed opening band The Velisha, but made it in time to see Skin & Bonez. The band is interesting to say the least, and has a pretty good following – celebrating the release of their newest album “The Free EP”. Formed in 2011, the band is currently mixing & mastering their third full length CD and once it’s out, there is plans to begin on a fourth.

Bum City Saints was the main reason as I was there, as the guys and I have become good pals over the year, and it’s been great to see them progress as musicians, as I progress as a photographer. For those who go out and purchase the new album, you’ll notice a photo taken by yours truly ;). The band kicked off their set with the debut track “Count Me In” from the new album – the crashing cymbals setting the tone for the set – relentless energy. A majority of the set featured tracks from the new album, but a lot of old favorites like “Into The Fire”, “Ride The Storm”, and more.

Unfortunately I only stuck around for a bit of Resilience’s set afterwards, and had to miss Total Chaos due to prior engagements.

Have a look at photos from the three band’s sets below and thanks to Brian, Jesper, and Travis, and Sara for watching my gear.

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My Iron Lung releases new music video for “Damage” off upcoming album “Learn To Leave”

San Diego hardcore band My Iron Lung has debuted a new music video for their song “Damage”, which appears on the band’s upcoming album “Learn To Leave”.

Watch the video for “Damage” below.

“Learn To Leave” is set to be released August 5th through Pure Noise Records and will be the band’s second release since their 2014 debut “Relief”.

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Taking Back Sunday release title track and first single off upcoming LP “Tidal Wave”

Taking Back Sunday has just revealed a new music video for “Tidal Wave” – the title track and first single to come from the band’s upcoming EP.

Have a listen below.

Guitarist/co-vocalist John Nolan had this to say about the new LP – “I think it’s going to be a surprise to some people…we’re all extremely excited about what we’ve done. It’s the culmination of things we’ve tried over the past two records. I think it’s the strongest record we’ve done since getting back together. We’ve freed ourselves up to go in new directions.”

“Tidal Wave” will be released September 16th through Hopeless Records, and will be the first material since their “Happiness Is” re-release in 2015.

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Antillectual streaming new track “Europe, This Is Your Final Countdown” off upcoming “Engage!” album

Dutch skate-punkers Antillectual have just premiered a new track entitled “Europe, This Is Your Final Countdown”, which you can check out below.

The new song will appear on the band’s upcoming record Engage!, which will be released on July 29th.

Additionally, you can watch a music video for the band’s track “Appetite for Construction”, which also appears on the new album.

Their last release was “Perspectives & Objectives” on A-F Records in 2013.

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Music Video: We Were Sharks – “How To Lose Your Cool”

Ottawa pop-punks We Were Sharks have released a video for their song “How To Lose Your Cool.”

You can check it out here.

“How To Lose Your Cool” comes from the bands latest EP, Not a Chance, which came out in December on Panic State Records.

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Music Video: Hellions – “Quality of Life”

Sydney hardcore punk act Hellions have released a new video for their song “Quality of Life.”

You can check it out below.

“Quality of Life” comes from the bands’ upcoming album Opera Oblivia, which is set to be released on July 29th via UNFD Records.

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Music Video: Landmarks – “Cutting Strings”

Pop punk act Landmarks have released a video for their song “Cutting Strings”

You can check it out here.

“Cutting Strings” appears on Landmarks’ upcoming EP In Spite of It All, which is due for release on August 12th via Scylla Records.

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