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Useless ID streaming entire new album – ‘State Is Burning’

Israeli punk band Useless ID are now streaming their new album in its entirety over at For The Love Of Punk. Listen to State Is Burning right over here.

The album, the band’s first full length in four years, is due out tomorrow (July 1st) on Fat Wreck Chords. You can order a copy here.



Chixdiggit! announce new album – ’2012′ and Canada tour

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.



It’s been a month! But today, Bobby Pickles drops a brand new Episode of Dying Scene Radio feat. new DSR war correspondent AnarchoPunk; SPOTLIGHT INTERVIEW: PEARS

This week on Dying Scene RadioBobby 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 , GuttermouthDescendents, and The Misfits.

Here all the incessant blathering, latest headlines and music BELOW!



Video: PEARS play “I Love My Kennel” on Little Elephant Sessions

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.

PEARS released their latest album Green Star on April 1st through Fat Wreck Chords. The band will be touring the UK with The Bouncing Souls this August.



Direct Hit!’s “Wasted Mind” available to stream in its entirety

direct-hit-wasted-mindMilwaukee 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.



Punk Rock Raduno fest announce first edition lineup (Chixdiggit!, Baby Shakes, and more)

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.”

You can check out the full lineup and schedule below. Accommodations can still be purchased here.



PEARS perform “Green Star” at Little Elephant

PEARS recently recorded a live session at the Little Elephant in Toledo, Ohio. You can watch their performance of “Green Star” (the first of three songs that they played) below.

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.



Direct Hit! perform new song “Forced to Sleep” in studio

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.

Wasted Mind will be released on June 24, 2016 through Fat Wreck Chords, serving as a follow-up to 2013′s Brainless God. Head here to pre-order the LP.



Get Dead announce west coast, south west, Japanese tour

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”.



Useless ID debut new song “Land Of Idiocracy”

Everyone’s favorite Israeli punks Useless ID have a new album coming out, and they’ve just premiered a new song titled “Land Of Idiocracy.” Give the track a listen below.

The band’s upcoming full-length State Is Burning is due out July 1st on Fat Wreck Chords, serving as a follow-up to 2012′s Symptoms. You can pre-order the album here.



Leftover Crack announce US tour with Days N Daze and All Torn Up!

Leftöver Crack have announced some tour dates around the east coast. Joining them on the road will be Days N Daze and All Torn Up!.

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.



Direct Hit! premiere music video for new song “Was it the Acid?”

Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! have premiered a music video for a new song titled “Was it the Acid?,” which will appear on their upcoming album Wasted Mind. Check it out below.

Wasted Mind is set to release on June 24th through Fat Wreck Chords, serving as a follow-up to 2013′s Brainless God. Head over here to pre-order the LP.



Lagwagon add dates to European tour

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.

Lagwagon’s latest album Hang was released in October of 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords. Before embarking on this European tour, the band will play Canada’s Amnesia Rockfest 2016.



EP Review: Useless ID – ‘We Don’t Want the Airwaves’

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



Less Than Jake announce “Wake And Bake” Weekend details

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.