Following the success of their Punk Rock Christmas compilation, released in 2015, Cleopatra Records have announced a new version in time for the coming holiday season. The imaginatively-titled Punk Rock Christmas 2 will feature cover versions of festive tracks by a host of punk rock legends and rising stars.
Veteran Florida punks Slap of Reality are allowing fans to stream their latest single. The effort is titled “Gaslight” and is out now on A Jam Records. The single’s B-side is called “Never Far” and was actually the band’s first single on the label. DyingScene reported on the release earlier this year. You can listen to both tracks below.
The previous collection of tunes from Slap of Reality was the 1995 EP, Monkey Dust. Since their most recent reformation, the band have only released singles to date. However, they are reportedly working on a new EP at present.
World/Inferno Friendship Society Tease Album “All Borders are Porous to Cats” With Single “Freedom Is a Wilderness Made For You and Me”
World/Inferno Friendship Society will release their long awaited new album on January 17, 2020. All Borders are Porous to Cats will be the group’s seventh full-length to date and will be released via Alternative Tentacles.
The album, titled Passenger, is the result of a decade’s worth of songwriting and will feature eight rapid-yet-melodious tracks. To tease the new record, the band previously put out two singles from it. You can check out a video for their third, “The Serpent and the Gambler”, below.
Lockjaw is currently taking pre-orders for Passenger here.
A new documentary exploring third-wave ska is coming to DVD and Blu-Ray today. Rancid and Operation Ivy lead Tim Armstrong provides the narration for Pick It Up! Ska In The ’90s and the story is told by various members of key bands from the scene. Expect cameos from members of Reel Big Fish, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Less Than Jake, and a host of others.
The documentary is the work of PopMotion Pictures and was directed by Taylor Morden. After proving popular during showings on the summer festival circuit, fans of the genre can now own the documentary themselves. Check out the movie’s official website for more details.
As well as the release, there will be official screenings of the film at various locations as part of the Ska Parade 30th Anniversary Tour in the new year. You can see the dates below.
Pennsylvania folk punkers Apes Of The State are back with their second full length record and a few dates to celebrate its release. The effort is titled Pipe Dream and is a stripped back blend of pop, folk, and punk. You can check out the album in its entirety below.
Along with the release itself, Apes Of The State will be throwing a couple of parties next month to showcase the new tracks. You’ll find details of them below.
The previous release that Apes Of The State were involved with was a three-way split earlier this year with Local News Legend and Mary Wander.
California’s No Sleep Records is allowing fans to stream tracks from the collection of the artists it’s been working with of late. The label’s latest compilation, titled A Fall 2019 Sampler, features tunes from the likes Jail Socks, Best Ex, Muskets, and Pet Crow, amongst many others.
You can check this seasonal sampler out below. However, if you like it, you should definitely pay for a copy and help support great underground music.
Mark Lind and the Unloved (Punk ‘N’ Roll, MA) Stream “Who’s To Say” From Forthcoming Album “The Last Bastion”
Mark Lind and the Unloved has a new record coming out. To get you lot in the mood for it, the band has been good enough to release a couple of tracks early. Joining the previously released “An Anthem For The Damned” is the track “Who’s To Say”.
Denver-based gritty pop punks Nixon’s The One are allowing fans to stream their entire latest EP, West Of The Sun, East Of The Moon. The record will be officially released on November 11 but you can check the trio’s latest work out below.
The previous release from Nixon’s The One was the Watergate EP in 2015.