Release
Brutal Youth (Toronto, Hardcore) make new track available to stream

Toronto’s Brutal Youth have announced their newest album ‘Sanguine’ will be released at the end of September. For all you Brutal Youth fans out there who can’t wait, the band have made one of the tracks from the new LP available to stream, ahead of its general release.


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Tour
Frenzal Rhomb announce tour supports for autumn Australian shows

Aussie punk-rock legends Frenzal Rhomb have announced which bands will take to the stage with them this September and October. Unfortunately, the band’s tour will only see them playing shows in their home country but if you’re lucky enough to live down-under, or are visiting in early autumn, you can take a look at the dates and newly announced support slots below.

 


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Release
Meddlar (skate-punk, Holland) release new demo

Brand new skate-punk group Meddlar have released a four track demo. Now, a demo from an unknown band isn’t usually considered ‘newsworthy’ but when you take  a look at the lineup of musicians involved, you’ll understand the excitement. Meddlar from Leeuwarden, Holland, features former members of 50/50, Sparky’s Revenge, Dead Neck, and Heartgrown. The demo they put out at the start of August is a real bite-sized treat for fans of technical skate-punk and despite its obvious roughness, you can tell that these are going to be ones to watch out for in the near future. Take a listen below.


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Album Review
EP Review: I Am The Owl – “A Mission to Civilize: Part I”

After featuring this four piece melodic hardcore act from Fort Collins, Colorado a few months back in our Hidden Gems article, I was asked to review their debut EP A Mission to Civilize: Part I , an opportunity I couldn’t pass up. I’ve always had an attraction to younger, burgeoning acts. There’s something intriguing about getting to follow them on their journey as they grow as a band, witnessing the progression, milestones and maturation along the way. This is one of those acts that I am eager to take the trek with. They already excel on so many levels, music composition probably being the most notable, but beyond that, their ceiling is astronomically high. The six track, twenty-five minute long album is also expertly mixed with each track seated logically, creating congruency from song to song. For it being their debut album, they’ve also shown that production quality won’t be a problem either. Check out the full review of this emerging act’s breakthrough debut EP below!


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Release
Death By Stereo announce new EP “Just Like You’d Leave Us, We’ve Left You For Dead”

SoCal hardcore punk veterans Death By Stereo have announced they will release an EP with new material, entitled Just Like You’d Leave Us, We’ve Left You For Dead, on October 28th via Concrete Jungle Records.

The EP will include six new songs, including the recently-released “Neverending” and “They Feed Us Death”, which features Thomas Barnett from Strike Anywhere. You can view the track listing below, and pre-order a copy of the new EP here.

Death By Stereo recently released the 7″ EP Neverending. Other than a series of EPs or separately-released songs (such as “Neverending” and covers of Dead Kennedys‘ “Too Drunk to Fuck” and Rancid‘s “Rejected“), the band has not issued a full-length studio album since 2012′s Black Sheep of the American Dream.


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Music
NOFX stream new song “I Don’t Like Me Anymore” off upcoming album “First Ditch Effort”

Happy Friday punk rockers! To kickoff your weekend we’re offered a special little treat from California punk legends NOFX; a stream of a new single from their upcoming album “First Ditch Effort”. The new track is titled “I Don’t Like Me Anymore” and it follows a somewhat similar theme as the last single in that it takes a pretty refreshing reversal of the pro-drug using, f-you sentiment that had become common themes in recent NOFX releases.

After reading the NOFX biography “The Hepatitis Bathtub…” I’ve been watching Fat Mike’s transition to sober living via Instagram with an unusual sense of pride and gratitude, and I’m a little embarrassed to say that more than a few posts have actually made me a bit misty eyed. I mean, I don’t even know the dude! But I digress. “I Don’t Like Me Anymore” struck me as an especially poignant tune lyrically and it also kicks ass musically. Stream it below.

First Ditch Effort will be released this October 7th through Fat Wreck Chords and serves as the first full-length release since 2012′s Self Entitled.


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Release
Dead To Me! announce new EP “I Wanna Die In Los Angeles,” plans to record new album

San Francisco punks Dead To Me have announced they will be releasing a new EP titled I Wanna Die In Los Angeles on October 21st through Fat Wreck Chords. Frontman Tyson “Chicken” Annicharico says they plan on recording a new full-length album this December.

The EP’s cover art and tracklist can be found below, alongside Chicken’s full statement.

This will be Dead To Me’s first new music in 5 years, following 2011′s Moscow Penny Ante.


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Release
Single Mothers stream new EP “Meltdown”

London, Ontario punks Single Mothers are streaming a new EP called Meltdown. The 5-track release is the band’s first new material since 2014′s Negative Qualities, and was recorded in Hamilton, ON following their 17-song album tracking sessions.

You can listen to the whole thing below.

The band wrapped up recording for their second album on July 3rd, stay tuned for details regarding this upcoming release.


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Tour
toyGuitar announce southwestern EP release shows with Decent Criminal

San Fransisco rockers toyGuitar have announced a small string of shows with Santa Rosa’s Decent Criminal. The band is scheduled to play 3 release shows in support of their upcoming EP, Move Like A Ghost. You can check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Move Like A Ghost is due out for release on September 2nd through Fat Wreck Chords. It will serve as a follow-up to their 2015 album, In This Mess. 


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General News
NOFX to release “NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories” audiobook

California punk legends NOFX have announced that they will be releasing an audiobook version of their recent biography, NOFX: The Hepatitis Bathtub and Other Stories. The audiobook will see each member read their individual sections and will also feature Tommy Chong (Cheech & Chong) and Jello Biafra, who will read the parts of former members.

The audiobook is scheduled for release on August 30th. You can listen to a small clip of Tommy Chong’s excerpt, where he reads ex-guitar player David Casilas’ first hand experiences with the band. Check it out here. Pre-orders are also being taken here.

The band is also getting ready to release First Ditch Effort – their first full-length release in 4 years. It will serve as a follow-up to 2012′s Self Entitled.


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Video
Music Video: Loveovernite – “Floating Bones, Sinking Hearts (II)”

Brampton, ON emo-acoustic, solo pop-punk act Loverovernite (Kai Salmon) recently released a brand new music video for his song “Floating Bones, Sinking Hearts (II). Kai has been writing, recording and producing his own music since he was 9 years old and has been touring Canada as a solo acoustic act since 2012 at the age of 15. This video is a culmination of all his recent efforts and work with Fightless Records.

You can take a look at the clip below.

This song is one off of Kai’s upcoming album, Don’t Fall In Love, It’s A Trap.., which comes hot off the heels of his EP, The Songs We Cried To….


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Music
Terrafraid and Modern Lives stream new split EP

UK emo-punks Terrafraid and Western, MA punks Modern Lives have released a split EP together on Make That A Take Records. The 4-song split is everything dream-pop, emo, and punk combined into one massive EP, with material showcases both sides of the world and the things they have to offer. You can give it a listen below.

For Terrafraid, this EP will follow their 2014 album, Despondent. For Modern Lives, this will serve as a follow-up to their 2015 EP, Gloom. 


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