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Bad Religion tease new album

It’s been five years since Bad Religion last released any new material, but a tweet from frontman Greg Graffin suggests that he and guitarist Brett Gurewitz are in the studio working on songs for the band’s next record. The tweet simply says, “New songs in the pipeline….”

The new Bad Religion album will be their full-length studio album since 2013’s True North as well as their first with Mike Dimkich (replacing Greg Hetson) on guitar and Jamie Miller (replacing Brooks Wackerman) on drums. The band last released the EP Christmas Songs, which also came out in 2013.

When the record will be released is unknown, but we’ll keep you updated as details arise.



Turnstile, Touche Amore and Culture Abuse detail tour

Turnstile, Touché Amoré and Culture Abuse are have announced a lengthy US tour. The tour will begin April 9th in Cleveland, OH and wrap May 7th in Boston, MA.

Full details of the tour and ticket links are below.



Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls announce Australia and New Zealand tour

Singer songwriter Frank Turner (and his band The Sleeping Souls) have just announced that they’ll be hitting the road down under in Australia and New Zealand in November and December of 2018. Pre sale tickets start today, and official sales open on Friday, February 2nd. You can pick up a pair of tickets here.

Check out the dates below!



The Lawrence Arms announce best-of album and tour

To celebrate their 19th year, The Lawrence Arms have announced a best-of album, with unreleased tracks!

“We Are the Champions of the World”, a 29 song retrospective collecting the band’s most popular works, is due out March 30th on Fat Wreck Chords.

The band took a unique approach to crafting the compilation record. Rather than just a smattering of commercially successful singles, they attempted to capture the band’s evolution throughout their career.  “I think you have to have hits to make a greatest hits,” says bassist/vocalist Brandon Kelly, “of which, frankly, there are none.” The album will feature material from all of their releases, and include 5 unheard songs recorded during the “Oh, Calcutta” sessions. 

This spring, The Lawrence Arms will set out on tour to support the record starting April 4th in Boston and winding down May 6th in Denver, CO. Check out additional details on the dates below!



Bad Religion announce remaster of “Stranger Than Fiction”

California punk icons Bad Religion have announced that they are releasing a remastered edition of one of their classic albums, Stranger Than Fiction, on March 9th via Epitaph. The CD and vinyl formats will come with a t-shirt or a hoodie, and you can pre-order the remaster right here.

Originally released in 1994 on Atlantic, Stranger Than Fiction was one of Bad Religion’s most successful records, and includes some of their well-known songs, such as “Stranger Than Fiction”, “Infected” and the re-recorded version of “21st Century (Digital Boy)”. The gold-certified album would also end up being the band’s last album with longtime guitarist Brett Gurewitz, who left Bad Religion right before the album’s release, but rejoined in 2001.

Bad Religion’s most recent studio album True North was released in 2013, and they are reportedly working on a new album to be released this year.



Pennywise announce tour dates with Strung Out

Southern California punk veterans Pennywise will be going on tour in North America and Canada in March with Strung Out. The dates and locations are below.

The tour comes in anticipation of a new Pennywise album, which is due for release this spring and will serve as the follow-up to 2014’s Yesterdays. Strung Out also have a new album on the way, as well as an acoustic EP, titled Black Out the Sky, which was announced nearly a year ago.



Teenage Wrist debuts ‘Dweeb’

In the category “most simple yet fun song title I’ve come across all day”. LA based garage rock trio Teenage Wrist premiered their brand new track ‘Dweeb’. The latest single from the band’s debut album ‘Chrome Neon Jesus’, out march 9th via Epitaph Records.

Head down below to give ‘Dweeb’ a spin.



Bad Religion announce 30th anniversary “Suffer” show

Bad Religion have announced plans to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of their iconic 1988 album Suffer.

So far, only one 30th anniversary show has been confirmed. The band will play the album in its entirety during their performance at the Spanish festival Tsunami Xixón this summer.

We’ll keep you posted as more shows, or a tour, in celebration of Suffer come to light.

Bad Religion were recently featured on the 7″ split Dean Lane Hardcore Three Way Split, which includes two live songs recorded on their 2010 30th anniversary tour. The band has been promising a new album, which is tentatively due for release this year, and will be their first since 2013’s True North.



“Punks in Pubs” Podcast Episode 4 featuring Frank Turner

Liam Bird’s new must hear podcast “Punks in Pubs” is streaming episode 4, which features none other than Frank Turner. Liam and Frank discuss their mutual love of NoFX, Black Flag and Meatloaf. Yes, Meatloaf (I am assuming it’s the singer, but I would be intrigued if it was the food).

You can check out the podcast below or catch up with episodes you may have missed here.



DS Exclusive: My Year in Photos 2017 (Meredith Goldberg)

2017 provided me many great opportunities to document the punk rock scene. Most especially, the punk rock scene in my adopted city of Chicago. For my compilation of my favorite images of 2017, I am including a mix of my faves from both veterans bands well known nationally and even internationally; and upstart groups grinding out their place in the punk rock world. I also am including images both published here, heretofore not featured in any online or hard copy publications. These were exciting and compelling shows. If you see any of these bands (hover over pictures in the gallery to catch the names) coming through your city, town; or general area I suggest checking them out! Check out the full gallery below!



DS Staff Picks: Carson Winter’s Top Albums of 2017

For us list-making, taste-making, coffee-drinking, taco-devouring, unpaid-punk-curators— end of year lists are a time to shine. We spend a lot of time listening to the hottest, freshest tracks and occasionally liking some of them too. 2017 was no exception, and for me actually, I thought it was one of the better years in recent punk history. Old bands I loved released new material, I found new bands I’d never heard, bands I thought I didn’t like released music that I did. It was a varied, interesting, and eclectic year for punk rock. And at the same time: almost too varied, interesting, and eclectic. Unfortunately, being spoiled for choice goes hand in hand with writing articles that shouldn’t take that long to write. Oh well, as said by a million tattoos and a guy named Vonnegut, “So it goes.”

Without further ado, here are my top ten picks for the best punk of 2017.



Story of the Year stream new album “Wolves”

Story of the Year have officially released a full stream of their newest album, Wolves. In an announcement made last year, the band said “Story Of The Year is alive and ready to fucking destroy everything in 2017,” which the seem to have done with this new record. Being the band’s most emotional and in-depth record, you can find dark themes, fear, regret, and fatherhood all wrapped up in one with this album.

On the topic of the new album, frontman Dan Marsala said:

“Surprisingly it was not at all a nervous process. I didn’t really care if people liked the songs or not, as long as we were into what we were doing. I’ve come to find that I just write music for myself. It’s a very personal thing now. In the past, it was always about trying to win people over and chase a trend. There’s always some reason why you might right shitty music, for a lack of a better term. The older I get, I do exactly what I want. And I write songs the way I want to. I think that will translate and connect with people more anyway.”

You can read a full interview with Marsala here and stream the full record here.

Wolves is the band’s first album since 2010’s Constant – the band’s first album coming off of their hiatus.



Music Video: Frank Turner – “I Am Disappeared”

Folk-punk hero Frank Turner has released a brand new music video for his 2011 hit, “I Am Disappeared.” Originally off of his 2011 record, England Keep My Bones, the song has since been re-worked with pianos and a new vocal delivery as part of Turner’s latest release, Songbook.

As Turner puts it, “‘I Am Disappeared’ remains one of the songs in my catalogue I’m most proud of. Somehow the song is still slightly elusive to me, it’s meaning changes in time, and I’m always finding new ways through it.”

The video, mainly comprised of footage from Turner’s 2000th (and coincidentally his biggest US show to date), was shot in Boston earlier this year. You can check it out here.

Songbook was released on November 23rd and serves as a follow up to 2015’s Positive Songs For Negative People, both released on Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records.



Propaghandi announce North American “Victory Lap” dates for 2018

Canadian punks Propaghandi have just announced the dates for the North American sect of their “Victory Lap” tour. The run will last from March 1st to March 11th, starting in Minneapolis and ending in Atlanta.

The tour will be in support of their album Victory Lap which was released on September 29 via Epitaph Records. 

Check out the dates below!



Pennywise finish new album, spring 2018 release expected

Pennywise guitarist Fletcher Dragge recently told OC Weekly that the band has finished recording their long-awaited new album, soon to be mixed for a potential spring 2018 release. He stated:

“It’s already done, just waiting for it to be mixed. We have about 15 songs in the can. One of them is called “American Lies,” if you want some inspiration it’s right there, a song Jim wrote and I think you can probably figure out what the song is about from the title alone. We’ve got a raging fast album that I feel like is our best work since Full Circle and Straight Ahead. We’re able to go back to the old school vibe and that’s hard to do. Bands try to go back and recreate their first or second albums and somehow this time we stumbled across an old formula that really worked. It’s aggressive and has a lot of cool lyrics. We’re looking forward to getting it out there around March. We don’t have a title for it yet but we’re meeting this week to put the finishing touches on it and get another one out there for the masses.”

Pennywise’s recent most recent album, Yesterdays, was released in 2014 on Epitaph. The band last released the compilation album, Nineteen Eighty Eight, in May 2016 via Hardline Entertainment.