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Album Review: The Copyrights – “No Knocks” EP

Posted by mitchattitude on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 4:58 PM (PST)

When it was announced earlier on in the year that The Copyrights were to be releasing music on Fat Wreck Chords it seemed like the perfect match. The release signalling a reciprocal tick in the box for both parties: The Copyrights releasing some new material on one of punk’s most revered labels and Fat Wreck releasing music from one of the genre’s brightest and most promising bands.

The Copyrights have been writing and recording their brand of consistently good punk rock for over a decade now and this release on Fat Wreck seems like a natural step on the band’s current upward trajectory. Of course this dalliance on Fat Wreck does not mean The Copyrights have moved labels and will release album number six ‘Report‘ via long time home label Red Scare Industries in August.

There are three new songs on offer here, two of which will find their way onto the new album, leaving one exclusive to this release. The first and title track ‘No Knocks‘ is absolutely as immediate and catchy a song as you’re likely to hear this year. Sung from the perspective of a charmed existence the track gets its hooks in early and holds onto you for its short duration. Second track ‘Keep The Change‘ gets out the blocks with pace and climaxes with some great band vocals. Third track ‘Don’t Want In‘ won’t feature on the new album and that in itself is an indication of the strength in material the band are writing at the moment. It’s a substantial track that builds with an almost post-hardcore style only to refer back to its insatiable chorus.

To put it simply the three new songs on offer here are the epitome of what good pop-punk should be. The Copyrights let their music do the talking with no gimmicks just short blasts of honest, memorable and succinct punk rock. Album number six is looking very promising indeed.

4.5/5 Stars

Lagwagon have announced that they will release their upcoming album, “Hang,” on October 28, 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords. They’ve also posted a teaser and some European tour dates.

You can check it out below.

Lagwagon last released I Think My Older Brother Used to Listen to Lagwagon in 2008 through Fat Wreck Chords. The band has not released a full-length studio album since 2005′s Resolve.

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Gainesville ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake will be a good chunk of October on the road with Big D & The Kids Table and The Interrupters. Most of the shows will be taking place in Canada, but there’s also gonna be a few stops in the states.

A full list of dates and locations on the tour can be found below.

Less Than Jake’s latest full-length See The Light was released last November through Fat Wreck Chords, who also put out the 7-inch single for “Do The Math” on June 10th.

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Jay Frenzal announces Australian solo tour

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 11:35 AM (PST)

Frenzal Rhomb frontman Jay Frenzal (aka Jason Whalley) has decided to ditch his band and play some solo shows around Australia this summer/fall. If that sounds like something you’d be into, dates and locations Jay will be stopping at can be found below.

It’s been a while since we last heard from Frenzal Rhomb but they said they were working on new music back in 2012, so I guess we can expect a new record from them sooner or later! The band’s last album Smoko at the Pet Food Factory was released in 2011 on Fat Wreck Chords.

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The Flatliners announce more European shows

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, July 28, 2014 at 10:28 AM (PST)

Toronto’s The Flatliners have just announced a few new European tour dates to accompany their European festival tour this summer. You can check out the dates and locations of all their upcoming shows below.

The Flatliners’ latest full-length album Dead Language was released in September, 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords. Frontman Chris Cresswell has since released a solo record through Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape’s One Week Records.

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Bad Cop/Bad Cop announce European summer tour

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 8:35 AM (PST)

Los Angeles pop-punk act Bad Cop/Bad Cop will be spending their summer touring Europe! Details on when and where you’ll be able to catch them can be found below.

Bad Cop/Bad Cop’s latest release – a 7-inch entitled Boss Lady – was released on April 8th through Fat Wreck Chords. Head over here to read our review of the record.

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Blue Intruder of Masked Intruder was interviewed on the Rocket From Russia podcast. During the interview they discussed the band’s latest album, stealing Chixdiggit and more.

You can check it out here.

Masked Intruder’s new album M.I. was released on May 27th through Fat Wreck Chords. The band will be touring in support of the record all year long.

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Well, if this isn’t the coolest thing I’ve ever written a story on I don’t know what is!

The guys in Less Than Jake have partnered with the nice people at the Sing Me a Story Foundation to release a song to gather donations for Gilda’s Club Nashville – an affiliate of the Cancer Support Community which is dedicated to providing support, education and hope to all people affected by any type of cancer, including the family members and friends of those diagnosed.

Titled “Warm Chicken,” the song was written by an 11-year old boy named Gabe who really likes Minecraft! It can be heard on the Sing Me a Story Foundation’s official website, and if you donate money to the cause you’ll get an mp3 of the track.

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Riot Fest Chicago announces daily lineups

Posted by Ramones999138 on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 12:17 PM (PST)

One of the year’s most anticipated music festivals, Riot Fest, has announced the daily lineups for its Chicago iteration. You can view the schedule on the above picture, or get a better look at the day-to-day schedule over here.

Riot Fest Chicago will be held at Humboldt Park from September 12th through the 14th, featuring performances from Descendents, NOFX, ALL, Buzzcocks, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Bouncing Souls, and many other great bands. Tickets for the festival can be purchased here.

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Red Scare Industries is celebrating 10 years of labelhood on October 25th with a killer show at Chicago’s Metro.  The Falcon, The Lillingtons, The Methadones, Elway, The Brokedowns and Direct Hit! have all been previously announced as a part of the line up, and now you can also count on seeing both Teenage Bottlerocket and Masked Intruder there.

Teenage Bottlerocket bassist Miguel Chen shared some words about playing this show:

“Holy shit Red Scare is ten years old! That means it’s been ten years since we met Toby Jeg, our dear friend who’s been with us ever since! We have a lot of great memories together and it’s certainly safe to say Red Scare was a critical label in TBR’s journey. Celebrating a rad label, run by a rad dude with a rad show sounds like the best time ever! AND if that wasn’t enough it’s taking place in one of our favorite cities in the world: Chicago!!! Sign us up!”

Similarly, Masked Intruder front-man (criminal mastermind?) Blue also had some words regarding his band’s appearance:

“We are stoked to be playing the Red Scare 10th anniversary show! Red Scare has been putting out some of the coolest bands and records of all time for the last 10 years, and it’s insane how many of them are involved in this showcase. We are honored to be involved. Plus, we are honored to have the opportunity to steal so much nice band equipment.”

Red Scare will be announcing 1 band per day via different sites so keep your eyes peeled for more additions.  In the meantime snag your tickets here.

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Chris #2 (of Anti-Flag and White Wives fame) uploaded a cover of The Menzingers’ “Where Your Heartache Exists” to his Soundcloud profile. You can check it out below.

The original track appeared on The Menzingers’ Rented World, which came out earlier this year. Anti-Flag, meanwhile, released a ‘greatest hits’ album of sorts entitled A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013 just two days ago. 

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New Video: Get Dead perform “Battle Sessions” acoustic at Groezrock

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at 4:19 PM (PST)

San Francisco punks Get Dead are among the many US bands that made the trek to Belgium for the annual Groezrock festival this year. While there, they caught up with Punktastic for a little acoustic session. Check out their performance of the track “Battle Lines” below.

“Battle Lines” appears on the band’s latest full-length, “Bad News,” which was released exactly a year ago. Their newest EP, “Bygones,” was released by Fat Wreck Chords last month. Click here for your own copy.

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The guys in Anti-Flag are streaming a new version of “Underground Network,” which was remastered by Mass Giorgini for the band’s new career-spanning compilation album A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013. Here’s what Chris No. 2 had to say about the track, which can be heard below:

“A Document of Dissent was mastered by Mass Giorgini, the producer of Underground Network and one of our greatest allies and friends in our lifetime as a band. It’s only fitting that when choosing a song to represent the retrospective that we use the key track from our time in the studio with Mass. ‘Underground Network’ is a proper example of the type of song we aim to write lyrically and of the sonics of our band.”

A Document of Dissent… was released today, July 22nd through Fat Wreck Chords. Anti-Flag’s latest full-length album The General Strike came out in 2012 on SideOneDummy Records.

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Music Video: Old Man Markley – “Train of Thought”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, July 21, 2014 at 3:35 PM (PST)

San Fernando Valley bluegrass punks Old Man Markley have just released their music video for “Train of Thought”, a track off of their latest release, Down Side Up, which was launched last year via Fat Wreck Chords. You can check out the video here.

The footage was taken this summer when the band visited Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas.

On the relationship between the song and footage, the group commented:

The song “Train of Thought” seemed appropriate to film at PRB… With so many activities to pull you in any direction – bowling, shows, pool parties and things we shouldn’t mention here. In this video we captured anyone that crossed our “trains” path and included them in the filming! This song was written by Joey Garibaldi and Todd Fenton, who aptly describes the song: “Control is an illusion, except when you’re out of it. Same could be said for perception. The mistakes of the past and pressures from the future are what make us the same, not different.” We hope the video reflects the chaos and serendipitous nature of crossing paths with people and being open to the experiences that follow such interactions.

The band is currently taking a post-tour break, and the aforementioned track certainly captures the weary exhaustion of life on the road.

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Morning Glory release music video for “I Am Machine Gun”

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, July 18, 2014 at 11:20 AM (PST)

New York punk veterans Morning Glory have released a music video for their song “I Am Machine Gun.”

You can check it out below.

Morning Glory released their new full-length War Psalms on March 4th through Fat Wreck Chords. Head over here to read our review of the record, which served as a follow-up to 2012′s Poets Were My Heroes.

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