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Nothington announce end to hiatus

San Francisco punk band Nothington appear to be ready for a comeback soon. The band announced via Facebook that their hiatus is “nearly over,” posting the following statement:

“Hello world. Our hiatus is nearly over. We will be announcing some things very soon. Thanks for supporting our band all these years, we will be seeing you in the not so distant future. Cheers!”

There’s no word yet on what exactly that means, but it’s at least some promising news! We’ll keep you posted as more details become available.

Nothington’s last album Borrowed Time was released in 2011 via Red Scare Industries. They apparently have a new album recorded, and were expecting to release it a full year ago, but didn’t. Still, there’s no word on what the band’s impending announcement could be. Stay tuned.



Trophy Lungs (Boston) announce European tour with You Nervous? (Belgium)

Boston punk rockers Trophy Lungs have announced a two week European tour with Belgian skatepunkers You Nervous?.

The full list of dates can be viewed on the tour poster below.



Dan Andriano In the Emergency Room announces US tour

Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room has announced a string of US tour dates scheduled for this October. Check out the dates and locations below.

Better known for his work with Alkaline Trio, Dan’s side project’s last release was the 2015 full-length Party Adjacent.



Mischief Brew releases official statement regarding the passing of singer Erik Petersen

Philadelphia folk-punk band Mischief Brew has confirmed and released an official statement on facebook regarding the tragic loss of their frontman Erik Petersen. What exactly happened is remaining a private matter between close friends and family but the facebook post did state that the band’s upcoming European tour has, not surprisingly, been cancelled and that Erik’s label, Fistolo Records, will carry on. Read the entire statement below.

I never got to meet Erik in person but we communicated quite a number of times over the years via email. As a huge fan of his music I was always struck by how incredibly humble and kind spirited a person he was and I remember how proud I was that he was willing to contribute an unreleased Mischief Brew track to the first comp I ever put out. For some reason I never expect somebody so talented to be so kind and gracious but he was exactly that. I think I speak for a lot of us when I say he and his music will be sorely missed.

Mischief Brew last released a compilation album Bacchanal ‘n’ Philadelphia in January through Square of Opposition Records. Their latest studio album was This Is Not For Children, which came out in June of 2015 via Alternative Tentacles.



Mischief Brew’s Erik Petersen passes away

Punknews is reporting that Erik Petersen, the frontman and founder of Philadelphia folk-punk band Mischief Brew, has passed away. The band has not released a statement regarding Petersen’s passing, but we will let you know if and when they do.

Mischief Brew was getting ready to embark on a European tour later this month, but it’s safe to assume it has been cancelled.

It goes without saying that our hearts go out to Mischief Brew. We will be keeping Erik’s friends and family in our thoughts.

Update: On July 12th, the Upper Darby Police Department’s official Twitter page reported that Petersen was missing and “may be having some emotional issues.”



New Music Video: The Barren Marys (punk rock) Share Trump-themed “Uncle Fester”

Jersey’s own The Barren Marys have kicked off this summer with a series of music videos that are more memorable than ever. Here at DS, we bring to you their latest installment, “Uncle Fester.” It features Mr. Trump himself, singing along to the band’s track as wild news topics flutter underneath. The Barren Marys released their self-titled record last year.

Check out the video for “Uncle Fester” under the cut.



Mrs Skannotto changes name to Burn It Up, Announces Future Shows

Long-running third-wave ska band Mrs. Skannotto has just announced that it will be changing it’s name to the slightly less catchy Burn It Up. However,bassist Dan Carter assured fans that, under the new name, the band will still be growing in an organic way. “The focus is on tight compositions, and further developing new ground explored on the last album. The music itself is different. We keep evolving musically.” This announcement was also accompanied by a set of upcoming tour dates, that will see the group progress from the Midwest, into the East Coast. Check them out below.



Dave Lake (ex-Diesel Boy) announces new band and EP

‘Diesel Dave’ Lake has announced the formation of a new band, to be called Dirty Outs along with a free/name your price EP called ‘The Dirty Demos’.

The whole EP can be listened to below and if you like it throw the band some of your cash. Enjoy!



Voodoo Glow Skulls announce summer and fall shows

Ska-core legends Voodoo Glow Skulls have announced a stint of North American tour dates for summer and fall 2016.

You can check them out below.



Rebellion Festival 2016 (UK): Our top picks from this years lineup

Being English this summer seems to have come with a side order of cringe. Whether it’s the frankly shocking display of football in the European Championships or the political turmoil created by the Brexit debacle, there have certainly been more favourable times to be a citizen of the United Kingdom. However, the good folks behind Rebellion Festival in Blackpool are hoping to change all that (or at least provide a suitable distraction from the proverbial shit storm that appears to be brewing over the British Isles) with an absolutely stellar lineup for this year’s event.

This August will see the twentieth installment of the now legendary celebration of punk rock that graces Blackpool’s Empress Ballroom every year.

You can check out our top picks for Rebellion 2016 below.

 

 

 

 



Willaim Control’s work to be turned into a film

Former Aiden frontman William Control has just announced that Dark City Media Group has picked up his novel Revelator: The Neuromancer to bring it to the big screen. The blurb for the book is as follows;

“Through the madness I shuffle. A wretched shell of the man I was when her Love possessed me. Lucifer has given me one chance at redemption. I am compelled to drag myself to the dusty finish line. Compelled by the love I have somewhere in my drowning heart and by the curiosity of a new adventure that will one day, surely kill me. This is the story of William Control”

The film will be produced by Jonathan Garrison, who also produced last year’s Southpaw, and may start shooting this summer. You can find more details for the project here.



Propagandhi to release charity t-shirt to benefit the LGBT2SQ community, pre-orders available

Canadian punk legends Propagandhi will release a charity t-shirt to benefit the LGBT2SQ community.

All proceeds from this shirt will go to the Rainbow Resource Centre, an organization dedicated to helping the LGBT2SQ community in Winnipeg. This limited shirt is only available for a short time, so don’t delay! The men’s tee is printed on a recycled cotton, union-made, American-made shirt. The women’s tee is printed on an organic cotton, American-made shirt. This item is a pre-order item with an intended release date of July 22nd, 2016. Your order will ship on or before this date, but due to plant delivery times, this date may change. If you’d like other items to deliver sooner, please make two separate orders

You can order the shirt here. Propagandhi’s latest album Failed States was released in 2012 through Epitaph Records. They have been working on a new record for the past year or so.



New Mental Health benefit compilation featuring the Murderburgers, ASTPAI and Lost Years

Scottish DIY label Struck Dum Records have just released their first of a yearly compilation series titled ‘Vol 1: Punks vs Depression‘. The album is available digitally as well as on a very limited CD!

The compilation features songs by bands such as The Murderburgers, The Kimberly Steaks, Lost Years, ASTPAI, Mike Moak (After the Fall) and many more.A lot of the songs are exclusive to the compilation!

100% of the compilation’s profits go directly to the SAMH who do great work in suicide prevention and assisting those with mental health issues back into the workplace!

You can stream the compilation below or buy it here.



Stay Wild (hardcore) and Panic State records to donate proceeds to Orlando victims

California hardcore punks Stay Wild and their label Panic State records have announced their intentions to donate to the victims of the recent Orlando massacre. Stay Wild will be selling their latest track “Blossom” from a forthcoming record, priced as “pay-what-you-want”. Along with this generous offer the label itself will donate $10 from every Stay Wild “Feminist” t-shirt sold in the month of June.

If you want to purchase the track, a t-shirt or simply donate then you can do so from the label’s Bandcamp page.

Guitarist and vocalist in Stay Wild, Nick Riggs, comments on the incident and the band’s decision to help the cause below.



New Found Glory release coffee-table book, “Stories of a Different Kind”

Pop-punk legends New Found Glory have a new sort of release out today.  No, it’s not music.  The band has released a coffee-table book called Stories of a Different Kind, which features short stories, flyers, and poster art.

The band released the following statement about the project:

“When New Found Glory first started, a messy photocopied piece of paper was the way in which we would tell people about our local shows. We could have never imagined that such a simple, lost concept would now serve as the spark to reignite a lost memory. Stories Of A Different Kind is a storybook, but not a beginning-to-end narrative. It’s a visual journey through a time period that pre-dates social media and blogs: a time that newer fans might not know had existed and older fans can look back on. This could be our biggest accomplishment as a band to date and we are very excited to share it with everyone. As fans, you’re just as big of the reason why it exists as we are.”

You can pick up a copy of the book here, and catch New Found Glory on the Warped Tour this summer.