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Russian Girlfriends stream new song “The Day We Put The Dog Down”

Albuquerque, New Mexico punks Russian Girlfriends are streaming their new song “The Day We Put The Dog Down,” which comes from their upcoming album In The Parlance Of Our Times, that is set to be released on June 21st via A-F Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Russian Girlfriends last released a split with Redbush in September 2018.


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The Bar Stool Preachers announce summer tour dates

Brighton ska-punk outfit The Bar Stool Preachers have announced some new summer tour dates to take place after their supporting run on the Bouncing Souls30th Anniversary Tour.

You can check all of their upcoming dates and locations below.

The Bar Stool Preachers are gearing up to release Grazie Governo on August 3rd, which will be the first new release from the Preachers since 2016’s Blatant Propaganda.


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Piffbreak Arcade release music video for “Lie To Me”

Ontario’s Piffbreak Arcade have released a new music video for their single “Lie To Me.”

You can check it out below.

“Lie To Me” was released on April 20th, 2019.


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Defeater announce fall/winter tour dates

Massachusetts-based hardcore act Defeater have announced some upcoming fall and winter tour dates.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Defeater last released their self-titled fifth album last month via Epitaph Records.


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Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano, and Dave Hause to play An Evening of Revival

If you were at all into folk, punk, or Chuck Ragan between 2008-2013, then you probably remember The Revival Tour.  For those of you who don’t remember, it’s when Ragan would take like minded people from the punk and alternative worlds and bring them on the road with just their acoustic guitars and their heart felt lyrics.

While it’s been nearly seven years since the last tour, they have announced a sort of revival of The Revival Tour, in the form of a one night show featuring Ragan along with Dan Andriano, and Dave Hause.  An Evening of Revival is set to take place on July 7th at Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA, with proceeds from the event gong to CastHope, a nonprofit organization benefiting the youth of California and Western Nevada through free fly fishing programs.


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Pirates Press releases 4-way splie with CRIM, Antagonizers ATL, NOI!SE, and Rude Pride

The fine folks over at Pirates Press Records recently released a 4-way split 7″ featuring CRIM, Antagonizers ATL, NOI!SE, and Rude Pride.

You can give it a listen below, and if you like what you hear, you can pick up a copy for yourself here.


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The Hippaes (pop-punk) release music video for “You Let Me Be”

Indie/pop-punk act The Hippaes have released a music video for their song “You Let Me Be.”

You can check it out below.

“You Let Me Be” comes from the bands’ upcoming debut album Hip! Hip!! Hippaes!!! that is set to be released on June 28th via Everything Sucks Music.


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The Atom Age (ska-punk) release video for new single “Walk Through Walls”

California ska-rockers The Atom Age have released a video for their new single “Walk Through Walls”. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album Cry Til’ You Die, which is due out August 23rd via Tiger Dream and Asian Man Records. The video features shots of the band playing, as well as some BDSM between a leather clad human-dog and an actual dog, at least that’s my take on it.

Check it out for yourself below.

This is the first new music from The Atom Age since Hot Shame which was released back in 2015. 


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Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers release video for “The Hotel Song”

Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers have released a video for “The Hotel Song”, which came from the band’s début album Bought To Rot. The video features all the comforts of a modern-day motel room, animated to keep it fresh. Laura Jane Grace had this to say about the song: “’The Hotel Song’ is my tribute to hotel and motel rooms across the world,” Grace says. “Regardless of bed sheet thread count, shampoo and conditioner quality, or Wi-Fi speed, I am thankful to all the rented rooms that have offered me refugee & rest over the years while touring across the world.”

You can check out the video below.

As mentioned above, Bought To Rot is the début record for Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers. The band is also headed over? down? to Australia for a string of shows, which you will find below the new video.


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The Kreutzer Sonata(hardcore) streaming two songs off upcoming album “The Rosehill Gates”

Chicago hardcore act The Kreutzer Sonata are streaming a pair of songs off of their upcoming album The Rosehill Gates which is scheduled to be released June 28th. “Fast Times” and “Glory Daze” are the first two bites we get from the new album, and for fans of hardcore neither disappoints.

Check out the new songs below.

This is the first new music from The Kreutzer Sonata since their 2018 release The Gutters of Paradise. If you’re a fan of Suicidal Tendencies or Madball you’ll enjoy The Kreutzer Sonata.


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Joey Cape streaming “The Love Of My Life” off upcoming acoustic album

Lagwagon singer and acoustic extraordinaire Joey Cape is streaming the second song “The Love Of My Life” off of his upcoming acoustic album Let Me Know When You Give Up. The new song has a bit of a country feel to it, and as always Joey’s ability to pen an amazing story to go with the soft sounds of his acoustic guitar. Joey had this to say about the new song: “It’s a simple tune and a vague love song about music and where our relationship began. I spent the first half of my life in Southern California and the last thirty-odd years in Northern Cal. The south is blissful, beautiful, over-populated and lonely. On a hot day it feels like it may catch fire, maybe for its sins.” Well said Joey. 

The new album is due out July 5th through Fat Wreck Chords, you can head on over here to pre-order your copy now.

Check out the new song below.

This is the first new solo music from Joey since his One Week Records release or Stitch Puppy back in 2015.


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Band Spotlight
Band Spotlight: Introducing the countrified folk punk of The Trusty Snakes (members of the Taxpayers)

There are few things that make me happier than hearing from the Taxpayer camp. The Taxpayers, if you don’t remember, were the incredibly political, folky, punky, jazzy, and just plain volatile punk band from Portland, OR; they released such incredible albums as God, Forgive These Bastards: Songs From The Forgotten Life Of Henry Turner, Big Delusion Factory, and Cold Hearted Town. 

The Taxpayers are gone for the time being but the people in it aren’t, and by the good graces of DIY, five members have come together to form the Trusty Snakes. The album’s called New American Frontier and it’s surprisingly a pretty earnest country album. And better yet: it’s great fucking music. The songwriting is melancholy and down to earth, blue collar and twangy, born out of a love for a uniquely American storytelling tradition.

Noah Taxpayer had this to say on the band’s beginning:

“Touring around the country and playing grimy punk shows, which we love, we found ourselves buying a lot of cassette tapes. And a lot of them ended up being country. Some obvious well-known artists and weird ass compilations of songs about the nuttiest country-fried nonsense.  We loved them all.  Getting older and our sensibilities changing, country seemed to be the appropriate next step for us as a band.  A lot of the same values of being a DIY punk resonates within country music. So we became the Snakes.  Writing songs about redemption, sadness, hopelessness, inspiration, heartache, and joy.”

While it may not be straight punk, there’s still a lot to say for the form and its relation to punk’s base tenets. Here is music made for the working class, by the working class—a realm of experience oft forgotten, preserved here in the oral tradition. Check out the album below.


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