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AFI tease first album in three years

Last June, we reported that AFI were working on their long-awaited follow-up to 2013’s Burials, but as of late, the band has been posting cryptic videos on their Instagram page since last Monday in anticipation of the record. They also released a picture with three red tears on a black-and-red background via Facebook page, and announced that they will be teasing something on Friday, October 28th, midnight eastern.

In addition to the teasers, AFI released a 43 second song called “O-“, which features the same three tears as the single art, although the tears are red on a dark background, whereas on the Instagram post, they were black on a red background. They also put the song on a playlist simply entitled “BLOOD”. You can check it out below.

When the new AFI album will be released is unknown, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light.

Cheap Girls releases two new songs – “Lousy” and “Big Surprise”

Michigan’s Cheap Girls are now streaming two new songs, which you can listen to below.

“Lousy” and “Big Surprise” are being released digitally through Asian Man Records; no word if these tracks will be part of a larger collection or album.

Cheap Girls last released “God’s Ex-Wife” (a collection of rarities and b-sides) last month through Asian Man.

Mannequin Pussy announces tour in support of “Romantic”

Philadelphia, PA’s Mannequin Pussy have announced a lengthy US tour in support of their new album Romantic. The tour kicks off later this month in Baltimore, MD, and will wrap up in December.

Check out the tour dates below to see if the band’s playing a show near you.

Romantic is set to release on October 28th through Tiny Engines. It will be Mannequin Pussy’s second album, serving as the follow-up to 2013 GP.

The Dirty Nil release “Friends in the Sky” music video

The Dirty Nil have released a music video for their song “Friends in the Sky,” and you can check it out below.

The track is taken from the band’s debut full-length Higher Power, which released on February 26th, 2016 through Dine Alone Records.

Vanishing Life stream “The Realist” off upcoming album “Surveillance”

Punk supergroup Vanishing Life  (featuring members of Rise Against, Quicksand, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead and Bad Religion) premiered a brand new song, “The Realist,” which the outlet calls “a pointed, straight-ahead rock ‘n’ roll track.” The song comes from the band’s forthcoming debut album, Surveillance, which will be out on November 11th through Dine Alone Records.

Stream “The Realist” here.

Vanishing Life is composed of vocalist/guitarist Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits/Rival Schools/Quicksand), guitarist Zach Blair (Rise Against), bassist Autry Fulbright (….And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead) and drummer Jamie Miller (also of ….And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead and the new drummer of Bad Religion).

New Video: Don’t Make Ghosts (Oklahoma City) – “Upside of Sorrow”

Oklahoma City-based Don’t Make Ghosts have unveiled their debut music video. It’s for the track “Upside of Sorrow,” and you can check it out right here.

“Upside of Sorrow” appears on the band’s stellar debut EP, “Death Ride,” which was released a month ago on Death To False Hope Records, and it’s a great listen from start to finish.


Check out a trailer for the upcoming documentary on The Stooges “Gimme Danger”

Did you guys know that they’re making a documentary about Iggy And The Stooges? Well you do now! Looks like it comes out later this month and you can check out a trailer for it below.

Video: Modern Baseball’s Brendan Lukens does acoustic versions of “Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind” and “Just Another Face”

Brendan Lukens of Modern Baseball is this week’s Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Session artist. They filmed two songs with the emo band’s co-frontman at the Las Vegas Zine Library while he was on tour with his other band Broken Break.

Check out Brendan doing acoustic versions of “Apple Cider, I Don’t Mind” and “Just Another Face” below.

Both songs come from Modern Baseball’s 2016 album Holy Ghost, which is available now via Run For Cover Records.

Modern Baseball kicked off a California tour that includes dates with Chris Farren, Walter Etc., the Descendents and more yesterday and will be hitting the road again later this October for a full US tour supporting Brand New and Front Bottoms.

Unwritten Law (punk, San Diego) hit the road with Pennywise

San Diego’s Unwritten Law will be on a tour of the US with Pennywise this autumn. You can check out the full list of dates below.

Unwritten Law’s latest release was an acoustic collection of tracks, aptly titled “Acoustic”, released via Cyber Tracks in spring 2016.

Album Review: The Julie Ruin – “Hit Reset”

Hit Reset is an album that I like a lot, but it’s also one that I really wanted to love. With their previous album, The Julie Ruin had created something unique yet uneven. Their sound mixed foundations of garage-punk with heavy doses of electronica, experimental rock, and noise pop, creating melodies as catchy as they were weird. Probably the most remarkable part of their sound came from the sheer force of will exuded by front-woman Kathleen Hanna, whose unapologetic feminism was conveyed in a remarkable style of singing that could alternate playful monotone and outraged screaming in a heartbeat.

From the opening eponymous track, the band’s tremendous creativity shines in a way that’s far more cohesive than anything they’ve put out before. A tight drum beat and a swaying guitar rhythm set out a faint set of structure that the band proceeds to build on with a playful cavalcade of vocal harmony’s, electronic rings, and Hanna’s lyrics, which bounce from playful taunts like “I don’t think your sorry at all” to grainy shouting and high-pitched shrieks.

The album proceeds to then take a pretty daring step by following all that poppy energy with “I Decide,” a slower guttural track that gives lays out a metronome-like drum and bass combination, that seems to restrict the guitar’s flourishes within a dark, oppressive scaffolding. This sudden sense of restraint creates a tension that is only magnified by cryptic lyrics like “I belong to the wolves who drug me, in their mouths just like a baby.” The whole contraption speeds up, but there’s never any breakdown, leaving a feeling of haunted dissatisfaction.

These two tracks sum up the intriguing emotional core of Hit Reset, a back and forth between playful teasing, and dark outrage. As the album develops, the group’s feminism emerges much more front-and-center. “Rather Not” re-frames the old narrative of unrequited love from the uninterested party’s perspective, turning advances into a dangerous nuisance with lines like “your fantasy about us is just a cheap mirage.” “Mr So and So” creates the narrative of a strange significant other who fabricates the most superficial levels of feminist theory to make himself look smart. Both these songs are bursting with humor and energy- the former layering dreamy teasing upon mounting bass-lines, the latter using fast talk-singing above zipping guitar riffs and chirping synth beats- and yet consistently manage to take their nestled ideas seriously.

Yet, the strange thing about the album as a collection, is that one of its greatest strengths also becomes its undoing. While Hanah’s voice is strong and defiant, it’s also limited in its range. This first becomes apparent in “Be Nice”, in which she over-saturates the song with audio distortions of her own inaudible yelling. This wouldn’t be as much of a problem, were it not for the fact that her singing has a habit of overpowering the immensely talented musicianship at play. In “Roses More Than Water,” the drums, guitar, and keyboard delve into the realms of groove to give a nice respite from what’s come so far, and yet the vocals then step in to the deliver rapid-fire talk singing that really pushes the all that goodwill to the background. This all leads to the biggest misstep of the album; with the conclusive track “Calverton” we’re given a slow and somber piano piece with genuinely touching meditations on loss and the feeling of defeat. The shame here, is that Hanna’s voice just can’t maintain the beautiful sincerity of the song, leading to something that just isn’t very pleasant to listen to.

I don’t mean to come down hard on Hanna, because I still believe that the sheer force of personality that she conveys through the album is immensely powerful. I just wish the album had a slightly better sense of when to step back and let the instruments speak for themselves.

4 / 5  Stars

Cheap Girls streaming new song – “The Same Thing”

Michigan’s Cheap Girls are now streaming a new song, titled “The Same Thing.” Give it a listen below.

The track comes from the band’s upcoming rarities and b-sides collection, God’s Ex-Wife. It’s due out September 16th via Asian Man Records. Check out the tracklisting below the music, and pre-order your copy of the LP right here.

Cheap Girls’ latest album is Famous Graves, which they released in May 2014 on Xtra Mile Recordings.

Bullet Proof Lovers (Rock and Roll from Spain) stream new album

Bullet Proof Lovers are a group of veteran Spanish rockers who have been together since 2014. Their most recent self titled CD will be released in October on Boston’s Rum Bar Records.

Listen to the full album below.






Dog Party announced as support for Green Day’s upcoming club shows

Yesterday, California pop-punk icons Green Day announced two tours. We already knew The Interrupters would be opening on the European tour, but it has since been announced that Sacramento sister duo Dog Party will provide support for most of the US club shows.

Check out the North American tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

Green Day’s upcoming album Revolution Radio is set to release on October 7th through Reprise Records. Listen to the album’s first single “Bang Bang” here. Dog Party released their new LP ‘Til You’re Mine in August on Asian Man Records. Grab it on vinyl here.

UPDATE: 3 shows have been postponed and 1 has been cancelled. According to a press release, this is “all due to illness affecting several members of the band and its crew.”

Pansy Division streaming new album “Quite Contrary” in its entirety

Pansy Division have made their new album Quite Contrary available to stream ahead of its September 9th release through Alternative Tentacles. You can listen to the entire record below.

Quite Contrary is the band’s first album in 7 years, following 2009’s That’s So Gay.

The Cult announce Australian and New Zealand tour dates

British rock legends The Cult have announced dates for a tour of Australia and New Zealand, which will take place in November. The dates and locations are below, and you can get your tickets here.

The Cult’s latest album Hidden City was released last February via Cooking Vinyl.