Texan pop punk act Dear You have announced that they will be releasing a brand new EP titled I Can Only Blame Myself this coming October. The EP will be the band’s first release as a three piece after the amicable departure of their bassist. To prep for the release, the band has also released a lyric video for the EP’s first single, titled “Castles”.

You can watch the video for “Castles” below.

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Filthy Thieving Bastards is a folk-punk side project of Swingin' Utters members Johnny Bonnel, Darius Koski and Spike Slawson.


Full Album Stream: Gob – “Apt. 13″

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8:45 AM (PST)

Canadian pop-punk veterans Gob have just released a full stream of their upcoming album Apt. 13. You can stream the whole album here.

Apt. 13 is set to be released next week (August 26th) through New Damage Records. It follows their 2007 release Muertos Vivos, which came out through Aquarius Records.

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Justice Blocc (Oi!) stream upcoming 7-inch, announce 2 week tour dates

Posted by Johnny X on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 8:37 AM (PST)

If you’re an Oi! fan and you’re not yet familiar with Colorado Springs Oi! band Justice Blocc its time to take notice.  The band has a self-titled 7-inch coming out on Oi! The Boat Records this Winter and on August 25th they’ll be hitting the road for a 2 week tour of the Midwest.

To get you acquainted with the four piece we’re pleased to stream their forthcoming release in it’s entirety.  Listen to it below while you check out the dates and locations of their upcoming tour.

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This is likely the last “review” that will ever by written for a Galactic Cannibal show, because the Milwaukee punks are officially done, over, no more, kaput. But before packing it in, they decided to go out with a bang with one last show, a Punk Rock Grillout at Borg Ward in Milwaukee, with Direct Hit!, Population Control, Jetty Boys, Soup Moat, Foreign Laws, Manger Danger, and Skategoat.

Not being from the Milwaukee area at all, I had never been to Borg Ward, and I had no idea what I was in for. In short, it was a dump. Ceiling tiles were missing, there was only one “bathroom”, the “stage” consisted of either one of two seemingly random spots where gear was set up, mic stands were held up with tape (if they stayed up at all), the vocals were hard to hear at times, it was hot as hell with no air moving through… and it was all perfect. This is exactly how I like shows to be; no gates, no big stages, no backstage where bands can disappear to once they’ve done their thing. It was all up close and personal, and is exactly what I’d want from a Galactic Cannibal show. As for the show itself, it’s everything I have come to expect from DH!/GC, plus so much more. With that being said, read the full review and check out the photo gallery below.

I’m not going to lie, I was a little late to this. I apologize for that, and I’m ashamed. But hey, I drove a long way to get there, and my wife and I had never had the chance to see Milwaukee, so we did some exploring and grabbed some food and beer before the show. When we got to the venue, I had to drive around the block a few times to make sure I was in the right place. But after looking into the alley behind the address, I could tell I was. A whole bunch of punks were standing around outside, smoking cigarettes and drinking beer, and there was a tent set up where Galactic Cannibal frontman Peter Woods was grilling up burgers and hot dogs.

I caught a few songs from most of the opening bands, who all had some great energy, but I’ll admit, it was mostly too hardcore for this pop/skate-punk fan (please, feel free to ridicule me or whatever). The first band I was really looking forward to was Jetty Boys. This was my first time seeing them, and they did not disappoint. They ripped through their set, barely stopping for anything. Singer/guitarist Drew Fredrichsen even played part of one song from on the toilet. Fast, poppy, catchy, describe it how you will, it was a fun set for sure.

Jetty Boys

For many, the main attraction was Galactic Cannibal, it being their last show and all. That being said, they played right in the middle of the whole night, which really seemed to fit perfectly with the band’s short-lived career. Once they were set up, Peter Woods walked up to me and said simply, in a voice that gave the impression he was in some sort of a trance, “I will run into you.” He then proceeded to say the same thing to three or four more people next to me at the front of the “stage”. It turns out he was not lying one bit, because as soon as the music hit, it was chaos, with people smashing into me from behind, and Woods coming from my front. It was great.

Galactic Cannibal

When it came time for Direct Hit! to start, the room was basically empty, but that didn’t last long. People outside quickly gathered around all sides of the “stage” for what is always a great show. Jetty Boys bassist Eric Mahnke filled in on bass, and Steve Maury played guitar, with Devon Kay out on the road with one of his other (awesome) bands, The Fur Coats. Direct Hit! shows are usually a blur for me, and this one was no different. At the end of the set, I usually can’t tell you which songs they played when, but I can tell you I had one of the greatest times ever at a show. I’ve seen the band play live five times now, and it seems like each time I see them, it’s the best set I’ve ever seen. If you’ve never seen them live, do yourself a favor and make sure you don’t miss them the next time they’re anywhere near you (or in my case, nowhere near, but still close enough). Galactic Cannibal drummer (and gracious host of the show) Ryan Bollis stole the show at the end of set, charging in from the crowd, stealing the bass drum and throwing it onto the floor, then kicking over the rest of the drum kit. What a way to end a great night!

Direct Hit!

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Ashes (hardcore) stream new EP “No Compromise”

Posted by Johnny X on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 7:11 AM (PST)

If you’re looking for a new hardcore band to check out you may want to lend your ear to Belgium’s Ashes who recently released a new EP titled “No Compromise”.  You can stream it below.

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Turnover stream upcming 7-inch “Blue Dream”

Posted by Johnny X on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 6:48 AM (PST)

Virginia Beach pop-punk quartet Turnover are steaming their upcoming 7-inch “Blue Dream” right here.

The album will be released on Broken Rim Records August 26th and will feature three songs.

Turnover’s most recent release was their LP Magnolia which you can stream here.

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Weezer push back release date of “Everything Will Be Alright in the End”

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:52 PM (PST)

Weezer have announced that their long-awaited new album Everything Will Be Alright in the End is getting pushed back a week from its original September 30th date. Here’s an official statement from the band:

“Hi everyone – Today we are pumped to share with you the good news that the recording sessions for EWBAITE are finished, and finished on time as planned. However, we’ve unfortunately learned some additional news that’s not so cool – We have to release EWBAITE one week later than planned, on Oct 7. This is a bummer and we really hate to make our fans wait longer. We worked very hard to finish the album on time for you, so we’re really sorry about this and hope you understand.

As a thank you, everyone who preordered the new album on pledgemusic (preorder here:http://www.pledgemusic.com/weezer) will receive a new song from EWBAITE on Sept 30, so they can get a taste of the album before everyone else. This applies to any new preorders too.

Thanks so much for following along with weezer Wednesdays, the new webisode is coming soon today! And thanks for for all your support, we cant wait for you to hear this album!
-weezer”

The band has also revealed the track listing for Everything Will Be Alright in the End, which you can see below.

Everything Will Be Alright in the End will serve as a follow-up to Hurley, released in 2010 through Epitaph Records. The album also marks the first time since 2001′s Weezer (aka “The Green Album”) that they worked with The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek as their producer.

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Smelser streams new song “To the Manner Born”

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 8:32 PM (PST)

Slovak punk band Smelser are streaming their new song ”To the Manner Born” on their Bandcamp page.

“To the Manner Born” is likely taken from an upcoming release that Smelser are working on. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new release come to light.

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Moral Mazes stream new 7-inc “Magic Tommy Jackson”

Posted by Johnny X on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 6:56 PM (PST)

Moral Mazes, featuring J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines) and Jeff Dean (All Eyes West, Dead Ending), among other notable musicians, are streaming both songs off their upcoming 7-inch Magic Tommy Jackson below.

The 7-inch is set to be released on September 2nd through Bridge Nine Records.

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Well this tour looks all kinds of awesome!

Bloomington, Indiana by way of Nashville, Tennessee-based solo artist Austin Lucas has announced details for the “Minimum Overdrive” tour. The jaunt spans most of the country over the course of the month of October, and features support from Jon Snodgrass, Northcote, Jayke Orvis and Caleb Caudle. Check out the full rundown below.

Austin Lucas’ latest album, “Stay Reckless,” was released last August via New West Records. He and his band recently started recording a follow-up, “Between The Moon And The Midwest.” Stay tuned for details.

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The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die have announced a bunch of dates for their very own headlining tour of the US and a couple Canadian spots. They’re bringing The Hotelier, Rozwell Kid and Posture and the Grizzly out for support. Check out the full tour rundown below.

The World Is a Beautiful Place & I am No Longer Afraid to Die released their debut album, Whenever, If Ever on June 18, 2013 through Topshelf Records.

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Pat Kennedy, frontman for Ohio pop-punk act Light Years, recently caught up with the folks at Brooklyn non-profit Zero Platoon for an interview, a performance of the band’s song “Hindsight” and a cover of the Blink 182 track “Aliens Exist.” Check out the videos below.

Light Years’ upcoming EP, Temporary, is set to be released on September 9th through Animal Style Records. Head over here to get your pre-orders in.

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