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Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 5:38 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 4:49 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Canadian pop-punkers Chixdiggit! have announced details of their new album, which will be called 2012. The album title and cover art (which you can see to the left) are an obvious tribute to fellow Canadian rockers, Rush.
I’d tell you to look below for the new album’s tracklisting, but this one consists of just one song, “2012,” clocking in at 25 minutes. Fat Wreck Chords claims it’s the longest punk song ever recorded, but I think Fat alums Bracket might have something to say about that.
Along with the announcement of the new album, Chixdiggit! also announced a short tour across Canada. Check out those dates below.
2012 will be the first new release from Chixdiggit! since their 2011 EP, Safeways Here We Come.
Friday, June 24, 2016 at 12:24 PM (PST) by Bobby Pickles
This week on Dying Scene Radio, Bobby Pickles is joined by two foxy mothereffers, Chris Fox (Vampirates/Boss’ Daughter) via Vampirates’ Knoxville, TN (absolutely not the birthplace of Hunter S. Thompson) stop on their #MaximumPartyTime never-ending tour across the globe, and DS Staff Writer AnarchoPunk who’s transcending from strictly a talented writer to a rogue punk beat reporter, despite his inability to adequately record his end of the podcast for this here episode. He did, however, manage to adequately interview PEARS (SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW) at Complex music venue in Glendale, California. Plus, new music by blink-182 , Guttermouth, Descendents, and The Misfits.
Here all the incessant blathering, latest headlines and music BELOW!
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 8:37 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Last week, Ohio recording studio Little Elephant posted a video of PEARS playing their song “Green Star” live, in-studio. Now they’ve posted a video of the band performing “I Love My Kennel.” Check it out below.
Monday, June 20, 2016 at 4:11 PM (PST) by Drew Clapp
Milwaukee pop-punkers Direct Hit! are set to release their new record “Wasted Mind” on June 24th, 2016 via Fat Wreck Chords. However, if patience isn’t your thing, you can stream the entire album right now on Uproxx here.
Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:23 AM (PST) by Jonathan Lyte
Punk Rock Raduno has announced the lineup for their very first edition of the festival. The show runs from June 14th-June 17th and includes bands like Chixdiggit, Baby Shakes, and The Manges – to name a few.
The Italian festival is centred around DIY ethics, all-ages shows, and down-to-earth punk mentalities. The coordinators describe it as, “…a showcase, and a rally (“raduno”), for a part of the underground that never stopped being active, and also a great party that everyone is invited to join.” There are no stars and everyone is on the same level at this 4-day fest.
Concert goers, both local and out of town, can enjoy accommodations provided by the Bergamo Hostel (10 minutes from the venue) and a free Punk Rock Raduno compilation LP. This is all part of the effort to create what the coordinators call “the original festival experience.”
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 2:38 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
The song comes off the band’s sophomore album, Green Star, which was released on April 1, 2016 through Fat Wreck Chords. PEARS previous full-length was their debut album, 2013′s Go To Prison.
Thursday, June 16, 2016 at 1:55 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! recently stopped by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel studios to perform one of their latest singles, “Forced to Sleep.” The tune will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Wasted Mind and was originally released this past April. You can watch the in studio performance here.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016 at 5:11 PM (PST) by The Grace of Laura Jane
San Franscisco punks Get Dead have announced that they will be on tour for the whole month of August! They are heading to Japan for the first week, and then they will be heading to the south west and west coast (including a show in Tijuana, Mexico). You can check out the dates below.
The tour will end in the band’s hometown of San Francisco for their record release show for their upcoming full-length “Honesty Lives Elsewhere”, which is due out on July 29, 2016 via Fat Wreck Chords.
The album serves as a followup to Get Dead’s 2014 EP, “Bygones”. The band’s previous full-length release was their 2013 Fat Wreck debut, “Bad News”.
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 4:50 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Thursday, June 9, 2016 at 1:00 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
You can find the dates and locations below.
The band’s latest album Constructs of the State was released last November on Fat Wreck Chords.
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 4:10 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 at 3:17 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
California punk veterans Lagwagon have added a handful of shows to their European tour with Useless ID, which takes place this summer. Additionally, they’ve announced Versus The World will be joining them on select dates of the tour. Check out the updated tour itinerary below.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 9:41 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Having spent a few years away from the studio (either to tour or go solo), Useless ID is gearing up to release their eighth studio album, State Is Burning this summer. To give fans a preview of what to expect from the new album, the band released We Don’t Want the Airwaves, a four song EP featuring a tune from the album, an acoustic version of another tune from the album, and two b-sides that didn’t make the cut. It might not sound like much, but the band doesn’t pull any punches here.
The EP’s title track, “We Don’t Want the Airwaves” is, as you might expect, a tribute to the Ramones. Perhaps you’ve heard this before already, but 2016 marks the 40th anniversary of the first Ramones album, which, in turn, makes the Punk Rock genre 40 years old. (Okay, sure: The Stooges, MC5, The Sonics, The New York Dolls, and plenty of others were already putting out albums before 1976, but Ramones marks the first punk album that everyone can agree on being a punk album, as opposed to slapping the “proto-punk” label on it.) The genre has come a long way since then, but there are countless bands today that still look back to the four brothers (not literally, obviously) from Queens as their biggest inspiration.
Between being named after an underappreciated mid-period Ramones tune, working nearly every Ramones album title into the lyrics at least once, and admitting to not caring for other early punk acts, “We Don’t Want the Airwaves” is full on Ramones tribute in every way. Teenage Bottlerocket’s Ray Carlisle (another well known Ramones fanatic) even drops in during the bridge, and, in a touching moment, the song also pays tribute to the late Brandon Carlisle at the end.
The next two, EP exclusive tracks, highlight Useless ID’s songwriting abilities in two very different ways. “Right Wing Fascist Killing Spree” is a short acoustic number, similar to lead vocalist’s Yotam Ben Horin’s solo career. It’s a fun ditty, but given it’s short length and acoustic presentation, it makes sense that it was relegated to b-side status. The other track, “Tension,” is a full ban outing and more likely indicative of what to expect from the new album. There’s a slow build at the beginning, and although the song doesn’t reach blitzkrieg speeds, it’s still plenty heavy and a worthy entry to the band’s song catalogue..
The EP’s final tune is an acoustic version of their upcoming album’s title track. It’s a quick song, and sounds even more like a solo Yotam tune in the beginning, but it gives listeners something new while still leaving room for surprise when the full band version drops in July.
As a precursor to a new full length, We Don’t Want the Airwaves achieves a lot in very little time. In under ten minutes, the EP shows off a new tune and provides new songs without giving away everything that the band has to offer on the album. And in that sense, it’s an extremely well done EP. If you haven’t heard it already, you should get on that.
4 / 5 – Listen to We Don’t Want the Airwaves below.
RIYL: No Use for a Name, Rufio, Lagwagon
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 12:20 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Gainesville ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake have announced that their fifth annual hometown Wake and Bake Weekend will be taking place on September 2nd & 3rd at the High Dive.
VIP bundles are available now here. Supporting acts are Morning Fatty, Kash’d Out, and Dr/veaway on day 1, and Peelander-Z, The Busdrivers, and Bothering Dennis on Day 2.
Less Than Jake released the live album Live From Astoria on April 29th through Rude Records and Saint November Records. Their last proper full-length was See The Light, in November of 2013 through Fat Wreck Chords.