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The Midlife release music video for “Just Another Day”

Missouri punk act The Midlife (ft. former members of Flatfoot 56, Only The Brave, and Nothing Left To Lose) have released a music video for their song “Just Another Day.”

You can check it out below.

“Just Another Day” appears on The Midlife’s self-titled EP, which was released in July and is available to stream and download on Bandcamp.

Album Review: Elway – “Better Whenever”

What is it that draws us to punk rock? There are plenty of answers to that question, without a doubt, but for me personally I can say that it’s the sense of belonging. It’s a place that will accept losers, misfits, and even the biggest of fuck ups. It’s a club for those who feel like they can never be perfect. Even when the scene feels over-saturated with bands doing the same things, it’s comforting to know that other people are also trying their best to just get by. That’s where Elway comes in. Better Whenever, their third full length album (fourth, if you count …Too Bad, their sole LP under the name 10-4 Eleanor), is a crash course in attempting to be a decent human being and falling short.

On the surface, Better Whenever isn’t much of a departure from Elway’s previous output. The tempos vary a bit, but there are still plenty of sing-along moments that sound would fit on a playlist with The Lawrence Arms or any of their side projects. But Better Whenever shines lyrically, and is easily the band’s strongest effort to date. Vocalist Tim Browne has always had a hint of self-deprecation in his lyrics, but on Better Whenever he opens up and is actively trying to improve in spite of himself. On the album’s title track, Browne admits he “thought [he] meant it when he said [he’d] age with grace” while shrugging that he’ll get “better, whenever” before turning that same apathetic statement into a declaration.

There are a lot of bright spots throughout the disc’s ten tracks, from the aforementioned title track and the devastatingly confessional “Lunatic Thirteens”, to the camaraderie of “Frequent Wind” and the chilling finale of “Orphan Histories”. Not all of them are winners: “Shown Me to the Moon” pales in comparison to the tracks that it is sandwiched between, and “Delano” feels less like a closer and more like the victory lap to the finality of “Orphan Histories”, but on the whole the album truly understands that no one actually understands what being human is about.

Better Whenever isn’t a perfect album, but that’s also kind of the point. It belongs here.

4 / 5 Stars. Stream the album below.

RIYL: The Lawrence Arms, The Holy Mess, Off With Their Heads

The Jukebox Romantics announce US fall tour

New York punks The Jukebox Romantics have announced they will be touring the US in support of their new album Transmissions Down. All of the dates and locations can be found below.

Transmissions Down is set to release next Friday, September 11th through Jailhouse Records. Pre-orders are available on the label’s webstore.

PEARS announce new 2-song 7″

New Orleans punks PEARS have announced they will be releasing a new 2-song 7″ titled Letters to Memaw on September 18th through Fat Wreck Chords. Here’s what frontman Zach Quinn had to say about the EP, which is available for pre-order on Fat’s webstore:

“These are two songs from a quick session in April that subsequently got re recorded for the next full length. They were the first two written for our follow up, Snowflake is loosely about struggling to identify one’s own power, and Anhedonia is loosely about a joyless life versus oblivion. We’ll be touring with our buddies Teenage Bottlerocket through September/October, playing the fest, and then touring with our new friends in Lagwagon in October/November. New record in February. Stay tuned. This is about to get interesting.”

As mentioned in Quinn’s statement, PEARS have been working on a follow-up to their 2014 debut LP Go To Prison, which they plan on releasing sometime next year. Both tracks from Letters to Memaw will appear on the album, and one is already available to stream below.

Additionally, the band will be touring North American with Teenage Bottlerocket and Lagwagon this fall. More info on those tours can be found here and here, respectively.

Banquets stream new song “Backwash”

New Jersey’s Banquets have released a stream of a new song titled “Backwash” which you can listen to here.

“Backwash” will appear on Banquets’ third and final album Spit at the Sun, which is set to be released on October 9, 2015 through Black Numbers.

Bikini Kill stream unreleased song “Ocean Song”

Riot Grrl pioneers Bikini Kill have released a stream of a previously unreleased song titled “Ocean Song”. The track will be one of three new songs to appear on the band’s re-issue of their debut demo tape, Revolution Girl Style Now! , and you can give it a listen below.

Revolution Girl Style Now! will be re-released on September 22, 2015, through Bikini Kill Records. You can pre-order your copy here.

The Penske File release music video for “Bedroom Angels”

Ontario punk group The Penske File have released a music video for their song “Bedroom Angels” and you can check it out here.

“Bedroom Angels” comes off the band’s latest album Burn into the Earth which was released this past June through Stomp Records.

Crab Legs embark on US tour

Fargo, ND’s Crab Legs have set out on a US tour. The band is touring in support of Dorks/Nerds, their new split EP with Not Half Bad, who will be joining the band for select shows. You can see a full list of dates and locations below.

The Dorks/Nerds split was released on June 23, 2015.

Mike Ness on the direction of new Social Distortion album

Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness recently spoke to The Salt Lake Tribute about the music direction of their long-awaited new album, which is expected to be released next year. He states:

“I’m gonna shoot for 2016. I can’t guarantee it — here we are not ending this tour until the end of this year. I have a lot of ideas, but as far as the direction goes, it’s not clear to me yet. It could go in any direction. I wanna make sure that it’s authentic. Every record we do, I try to go in with the mindset of outdoing the last one. And the last one, personally, is one of my favorites. But I want the record to be different. So I don’t know. I want continuity, but I don’t know. Like I said, revisiting these songs has been very interesting, because they’ve stood the test of time, and there’s something about them — the simplicity and the honesty — that I need to pay attention to.”

The new Social D record will be the band’s first album since 2011′s Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes. Starting this weekend, the band will embark on a U.S. tour, which celebrates the 25th anniversary of their 1990 classic self-titled album.

Anchorless stream new song “Newton’s Third Law of Motion”

California punk rockers Anchorless are streaming their new song ”Newton’s Third Law of Motion”. You can listen to it below.

“Newton’s Third Law of Motion” is taken from upcoming split 7″ with Elder Abuse, which is said to be released soon through State of Mind Recordings. You can pre-order it here.

Greg Hetson (Bad Religion, The Circle Jerks, G.F.P.) granted tempoary protection from his ex-wife is reporting that Greg Hetson, the guitarist of G.F.P. and former member of Bad Religion and The Circle Jerks, has been granted temporary protection against his ex-wife Alia White, who has repeatedly been harassing him.

Hetson and his daughter feel threatened by Alia and the judge agreed to temporarily protect them. A full hearing is scheduled next week. The article also says that, according to Hetson, the ex-wife won’t accept the fact that couple were divorced two years ago, and continuously shows up at his home in Los Angeles, and refuses to leave despite his request that she do so.

Shortly before filing for divorce, Hetson quit Bad Religion in 2013, and was replaced by Mike Dimkich of The Cult.

Pentimento stream new track “Sink Or Swim” from upcoming album “I, No Longer”

Seems like only yesterday that we first learned of Pentimento‘s plans for their new album, “I, No Longer,” but it wasn’t…it was Monday!

Sorry about that one. Anyway, the Buffalo punks are presently giving us our first taste of what’s to come from “I, No Longer.” The new track “Sink Or Swim” is now available for your listening pleasure by heading right here.

Vinyl pre-order’s for “I, No Longer” are available here, while digital pre-orders can be found here. The album is due out October 23rd courtesy of Bad Timing Records.

Drug Church announce new album, “Hit Your Head,” stream new track “Green Like Me”

Albany-based avant garde punks Drug Church have unveiled plans for their sophomore full-length album. It’s called “Hit Your Head,” and it’s slated for release on October 30th on CD/digital formats and December 18th on vinyl via No Sleep Records. The album is billed as “music for people on probation for crimes that aren’t even cool,” which is now my new favorite press-release quote.

To get you stoked on what’s to come, Drug Church are streaming the brand new track “Green Like Me” right here.

Stay tuned for pre-order options for “Hit Your Head,” which serves as the follow-up to the band’s debut full-length, “Paul Walker,” which was released back in 2013.

Trophy Lungs finalize Midwest US tour dates

Boston pop-punk band Trophy Lungs have finalized the early fall Midwest tour plans that they hinted about in our recent chat with the band. The run starts in Brooklyn on September 18th and circles back to Albany on September 30th (with a homecoming show on October 1st to officially close things out), with stops in places like North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois along the way. Head below for the full rundown.

Trophy Lungs’ are slated to release their debut album, “Day Jobs,” on September 18th via Antique Records.

Free Music: 8 Inch Betsy (punk/indie) – “Mean Days”

Chicago punk/indie/queercore group 8 Inch Betsy are giving away a free download of a track off their upcoming album. Listen to/download “Mean Days” below.

The track is off the band’s upcoming album, titled The Mean Days. The band’s sophomore album was finished before the band’s frontwoman and primary songwriter Meghan Galbraith passed away earlier this year. 307 Knox Records will posthumously release the album on November 13th.

The Mean Days is a follow up to 8 Inch Betsy’s debut full-length album, This Time, Last Time, Every Time.