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New Album/Stream: Check out Abolitionist’s “Ugly Feeling” For Free/Pay What You Want

Abolitionist, the hardcore-ish, post-ish, pop-punk-ish outfit from the city of Portland, OR, have released their new album Ugly Feeling on Bandcamp for free/pay what you want. These Northwesterners have been swinging for the fences this year, as this new album follows up their previous 2019 release A New Militance (see review here).

We have a stream below, but click here if you wanna go straight to Bandcamp and grab it for yourself. Word on the street, after a couple tour runs, Abolitionist will be going on an indefinite hiatus, so keep your eyes peeled for tour dates near your hometown.


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Tear Them Down (Sweden) release music video for “The Nihilist Tone”

Swedish punks Tear Them Down have released a video for their new song “The Nihilist Tone,” which comes from their upcoming EP, No Sleep Til Arod, that is set to be released on May 10th via Morning Wood Records and Backbite Records.

You can check it out below.

Tear Them Down last released Abide in 2016.


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The Jasons stream new song “Blood In The Streets”

Hockey masked, leather clad act The Jasons are streaming their new song, “Blood In The Streets,” which is the title track to their upcoming album that is due out on May 3rd.

You can give the song a listen below.

The Jasons last released Get Fucked in March 2016.


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The Brass Action (Ska) stream new album “Brouhaha”

Vancouver ska-punks The Brass Action are streaming their new album, Brouhaha, which was released on April 13th.

You can give it a listen below.

The Brass Action last released a cover of The Scofflaws’ “In The Basement” in January 2019.


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Glory Hole (Switzerland) stream new album “Don’t Rip”

Swiss punk act Glory Hole are streaming their new album, Don’t Rip, which was originally released in April 2018, and just put out again via PCT Musiqe.

You can give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, you can get the whole thing as a pay what you want download.

Glory Hole last released The Way Out in 2012.


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Avail Announce More “Over The James” Anniversary Shows

If you’re like me, you’ve been hopeful that the Avail reunion shows were going to make their way outside the Commonwealth of Virginia, and today we can finally say that those wishes have come true!

The monumentally-influential Richmond, Virginia band are taking the show on the road for a long-weekend of Over The James 21st anniversary shows in the northeast: September 6th at Union Transfer in Philly, September 7th at the Warsaw in Brooklyn, and September 8th at Royale in Boston. Support on all dates comes from Angel Du$t. Tickets go on sale this Saturday (4/20) at 4pm Eastern, and at least 200 tickets will be available for walk-up purchase at the Union Transfer, Gramercy Theater and Sinclair Box Offices respectively. All of the gigs will feature the original OTJ-era lineup of Tim Barry, Joe Banks, Beau Beau, Gwomper, and Erik Larson. Pack those sleeping bags and we’ll see ya in line!

Over The James was initially released on April 7, 1998, on Lookout Records, and was later released by Jade Tree a couple years later. Avail’s final release was their 2002 Fat Wreck Chords full-length Front Porch Stories.


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The Jukebox Romantics and Triple Sundae detail UK tour

New York’s The Jukebox Romantics are to embark on a UK tour with London pop-punks Triple Sundae. The tour will take in dates in England, Scotland and Wales.

Full details of dates are below.


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Spanish Love Songs release video for “Losers”

Spanish Love Songs have released a video for new track “Losers”. The song is the A-side from their new 7″, available for pre-order now. The tracks are the first new music since last year’s Schmaltz.

Have a watch below.


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Ravenna release video for “My Hero”

Dutch Melodic pop punks Ravenna have released a new video for “My Hero”, a track off their 2018 album Hearts Under Fire, out on White Russian Records.

Have a watch – and read about the story behind the track – below.


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Defeater stream “Stale Smoke” ahead of album

Massachusetts-based hardcore band Defeater release their self-titled fifth album on May 10th, via Epitaph Records. Pre-orders are up now.

Have a listen to “Stale Smoke” from the album below.


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Tio Rico (Punk, UK) Stream Single “Unfledged” From Forthcoming Album “Suck It”

Manchester “noise grunk” merchants Tio Rico have a new record coming out and to get fans in the mood they’ve been releasing singles from it. The second is titled “Unfledged” and although it’s only officially out on April 26 via major streaming platforms, as well as through local label Horn and Hoof Records and Code 7 Distribution, you can listen to it early below.

Release details, including the title of the album itself are still-to-be-announced. The previous collection of music from Tio Rico was the 2017 EP, Business and Pleasure.


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Stoj Snak (Folk, Denmark) Streams New Video For “Apex Predator”

Danish folk punk songwriter Stöj Snak has released a new video for the track “Apex Predator”. It’s featured on the artist’s forthcoming release, a split with portable punks Speed Dinosaurs titled The Mass Extinction EP. The full record will be out at the end of this week, April 19, via TNS Records and 5FeetUnder Records

The video tells the story of a modern caveman hunting for frozen food. It was created in the band’s typical DIY spirit from royalty-free photos overlaid with simple hand-drawn animations by Stöj Snak frontman Niels Højgaard Sørensen.

You can check out “Apex Predator” below.


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