Lemuria are to release new album “Recreational Hate” on February 2nd. Following a secretive pre-order campaign earlier this year, the band are rewarding backers with early copies of the record; everyone else will have to make do with advance track “Wanted To Be Yours” ahead of pre-order details being released.
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Monday, December 11, 2017 at 3:01 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Monday, November 27, 2017 at 4:41 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Glassjaw have detailed their upcoming third album, the first since 2002’s “Workship and Tribute”. The record is titled “Material Control” and full tracklisting/download pre-orders are up now. The album is out December 1st.
You can hear advance track “Shira”, track two on the album, below.
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 9:20 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 9:19 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
Monday, November 6, 2017 at 10:09 AM (PST) by rick delaney
The Used are streaming their latest music video for track “Rise Up Lights”. The tune is taken from the band’s seventh studio album The Canyon which was released late last month via Hopeless Records. In addition, The Used are currently on tour with Glassjaw.
Fans can check out both the tour dates and the video for “Rise Up Lights” below.
Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 9:48 PM (PST) by Jeff Schaer - Moses
Danielle Kolker of Brooklyn based folk-punk band Out of System Transfer had to turn down a gig with her other project, Funk Rust Brass Band, on Oct. 31 to tend to a religious obligation. That spiritual commitment was World/Inferno Friendship Society’s annual Halloween rowdy down Hallowmas at The Warsaw. As much as Kolker was half joking with her bandmates about why she had to miss the show, calling what transpired in Greenpoint, Brooklyn on All Hallow’s Eve a religious experience isn’t that far from the truth.
The chief pontificator of The Great Pumpkin Jack Terricloth lead his congregation of crusties, misfits, punks, and weirdos on a nearly two-hour long vision quest of intrigue and drama culminating in a rousing rendition of the old World/Inferno hymn “Pumpkin Time.” Terricloth is a cult unto himself and with his absurdly talented brood behind him, it’s hard not fall hook, line, and sinker for his silver-tongued sermons revolving around the aforementioned gourde, the history of WIFS, and the finer points of mischief-making.
It goes without saying that Halloween is a big night in New York City and even with the likes of Gwar and the Parliament Funkadelic putting on competing shows within the borders of the Big Apple WIFS loyal Infernites still made their way to the National Polish Home in Northwest Brooklyn to worship at the altar of the Great Pumpkin. For those who were counted, they were given a real treat of a show for the 20th annual Hallowmas.
On this special evening World/Inferno decided not to open with their usual score “Tattoos Fade” and went instead with “Ich Erinnere Mich An Die Weimarer Republik” and allowed the crowd to sing out the masterful lyrics “I’m a fag, I’m a Jew, how do you do? That’s Mr. Anarchist to you,” but really the whole evening was just one big singalong. The band went through tunes like “Politics of Passing Out,” “The Brother of the Mayor of Bridgewater,” “And Embarked on a Life of Poverty,” “American Mercurial” “Addicted to Bad Ideas,” “Your Younger Man,” and slew of others while the crowd sloshed along dancing, singing, and drinking. WIFS even had their opening act the Lowdown Brass Band jump on stage to add a few extra horns to certain numbers including the opener and “Pumpkin Time.”
With all the costume-clad dancers and the overall design of The Warsaw the whole event kind of felt like a school dance … if your school hired a band fronted by the twisted love child of Frank Sinatra and Elvira who was possibly baptized by satan. But that’s the real fun of Hallowmas, it’s a night to leave the pretension at home and just jump in the Moshpit dressed as Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan.
After 20-years of being one of New York City’s best kept Halloween secrets World/Inferno says they are ready for 20 more. Hell, when the fans who are now half the age of the band still come out in droves for the chance to party it up with the Pumpkin King it’s easy to see why Hallowmas is still one of the best punk events in NYC and by far the best yearly punk shows still kicking in the Volcano.
The Lowdown Brass Band and Of Death opened the evening. Lowdown captured the crowd with their marching band style tunes and high energy. While the crusties got to moshing to Of Deaths almost alt-country affectations.
Here’s hoping Travis James and the Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists can open Hallowmas 21 and hats off to Terricloth and the gang for giving all the miscreants something to do on Halloween until the bars close and the real fun can begin.
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 at 10:33 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
Killswitch Engage frontman Jesse Leach (progressive) has unveiled his cover of the Minor Threat classic “Salad Days”.
You can give it a listen below.
The song comes off the latest Bridge Nine Records compilation entitled “XXX Presents: Having Their Say”. The 12″ compilation album looks to be a banger featuring tracks from H2O, Strife, and Fu Manchu just to name a few.
Monday, October 30, 2017 at 4:43 PM (PST) by Jeff Schaer - Moses
It’s been 20-years since The World/Inferno Friendship Society put on their first “official” Hallowmas at Maxwell’s in Hoboken, New Jersey and it was a spectacle to behold. The group had only been together a short while, they’d released three-singles, and they even managed to get some love from the Village Voice. Not a bad kick off party for a new band’s new event. However, according to Jack Terricloth W/IFS has been celebrating Hallowmas since well before 1997.
“In a very real way, Inferno had been celebrating Hallowmas long before we were making music. Back in Jersey, we were a mischief gang long before our musical ambitions usurped the name.A lot of the gang members could play something, the ones who couldn’t we gave a drum. So instead of having a private bacchanal, we had a public one. Worked out.” said Terriclcoth.
From those humble Garden State roots sprang what has become one of New York City’s best Halloween celebrations. It’s not just a celebration of a fun holiday, but one of New York’s last standing cult phenom’s The World/Inferno Friendship Society.
“It is our holiday, It is the way we mark time, it is the holiday unmarked by a patriarchal tyrant and if you ask people for candy they give it to you. A gift!” Says the eccentric Terricloth.
He has been the proprietor of Hallowmas for its entire two-decade run, and even after running the show for so long Terricloth remains the central force behind the growth of Hallowmas from a little show in Jersey to one of New York Cities best Halloween events.
“It is still very DIY. I’m over at Warsaw twice a week checking out the projections, up all night writing Hallowmissives and filling out postcards and in clubs every weekend ducking and a weaving your shot glasses. Like life this job does not get any easier, just different,” said the Pumpkin King.
The main difference from year one to year 20 has to be the growth in the venue. While Maxwell’s is no hole in the wall the northern New Jersey launching pad is nowhere near the size of W/IFS current Hallowmas venue, The Warsaw in Green point which is cavernous in comparison. Also presumably the good folks over at Scenic Presents like ‘ole Jack Terricloth and the World/Inferno a little better than the promoter at Maxwell’s did back in the late 90’s.
“The booker at Maxwell’s really didn’t like my previous band Sticks and Stones but I had changed my name and band so I don’t think he cared enough to care (there are knowns and known unknowns). His name was Todd Abramson, I used to call him every other day in SAS to get a gig! He finally gave in and gave us a Thursday night. Todd called a couple days before the show and said ‘The Hoodoo Gurus are playing Thursday’ and I said ‘Oh cool, I’d love to play with the Hoodoo Gurus! ‘mars needs guitars!’ to which he replied ‘No, you don’t understand. The Hoodoo Gurus are playing. You’re not’ and hung up. I had to tell this to the band who of course blamed me and not The Hoodoo Gurus. Decades later I told this story doing the acoustic thing in support of Kevin Second’s acoustic thing at Maxwell’s and was promptly told I was banned from Maxwell’s again,” said Terricloth.
Hallowmas is going down on Oct. 31 at The Warsaw and tickets are still very much available.
Monday, October 23, 2017 at 3:56 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
The Used, who release their seventh album “The Canyon” this Friday (October 27th) via Hopeless Records, have released a lyric video for one of the tracks from it. You can watch “Rise Up Lights” below.
You can pre-order the album now.
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 10:44 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
“Good Luck” is the second single taken from Joy Opposites’ upcoming second album Find Hell. The album is set to be released on November 8 via Hostess Entertainment. You can find the tracklist, album art, and first single “Head Full Of Tongues” here.
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at 9:54 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
Aussie punks Hammock District are streaming a new single off their upcoming album. The new song “Take Me” is a mix of 80’s synth punk mixed with some gloomy pop punk.
You can check out the new song below.
The new EP “Evergreen” will be available November 2nd through Whisk and Key Records. This will be the debut album for the Hammock District.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 12:46 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
After their amazing 2014 release ‘A Thousand Surfaces’, new Hard Girls stuff has been very high on our ‘to look forward to’ list. Happy faces all over because the San Jose based three piece is finally streaming its long-awaited new full length. ‘Floating Now’ won’t be out until this Friday (10/6) via Asian Man Records, but the whole thing is already up for listening right here.
If you like what you hear you should also definitely have a look below to see if Hard Girls are playing your city any time soon.
Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5:09 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
And So I Watch You From Afar have shared a new track, “Dying Giants”, from their forthcoming album “The Endless Shimmering”. The album will be the band’s fifth full length, following on from their last effort “Heirs”. “The Endless Shimmering” will be released October 20th via Sargent House.
You can listen to “Dying Giants” below.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 12:36 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
“Head Full Of Tongues” is the first single taken from Joy Opposites’ upcoming second album Find Hell. The album is set to be released on November 8 via Hostess Entertainment. You can find the tracklist and album art below the new track.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:37 PM (PST) by steve_kingston
The song is taken from their second album “Cost of Living”, which was released last month on Sub Pop Records.