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Punktendo: Nintendo games revised to include Fat Mike, Danzig, Milo, Mikey Erg, Masked Intruder

Animation storyboard artist Jeff Hong has reworked a number of classic Nintendo games to include punk rockers as characters and address social issues. Some of the highlights include “Super Mikey Erg!” (The ErgsStar Fucking HipstersWorriers) and “Fat Mike’s Golf” (NOFXMe First and the Gimme Gimmes).

Check out the full list of games included in this project below, head over here to play them on the project’s website.

Full Compilation Stream: Red Scare Industries – “10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit”

The long-awaited tenth anniversary compilation from the kind folks at Red Scare Industries is finally here. Released digitally yesterday, Red Scare Industries: 10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit is available to stream below (via Spotify, so make sure you’ve signed up for that). Do it…do it now.

As you should well be aware, the compilation features brand new songs from The LillingtonsCobra SkullsMasked IntruderThe FalconThe CopyrightsNothington, and many others. It’ll be released in physical form on September 23rd.

Red Scare to release 10th anniversary compilation ft. new songs from The Lillingtons, Cobra Skulls, Masked Intruder & more

The folks at Red Scare Industries have announced they will be releasing a new compilation titled Red Scare Industries: 10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit digitally on September 9th and physically on September 23rd. The 17-track comp, which is being released in celebration of the label’s 10th anniversary, will be feature brand new songs from The Lillingtons, Cobra Skulls, Masked Intruder, The Falcon, The Copyrights, Nothington, and many others.

Here’s what label owner Tobias Jeg had to say about the comp:

“So we’ve made a compilation to celebrate 10 years as a label, and as it says in the liner notes, it’s “like a mixtape that we made with love.” 17 new songs and they all get stuck in my head, so I think you guys are gonna enjoy this. It was a real a slap in the nuts to put it together, but I’m super, super happy with the finished product. I mean, look at those bands! As always, it’ll be available early through digital outlets (9/9/14), and we’ll be selling the CD early at our “Party Booth” at Riot Fest. The vinyl version will be available in time for the Red Scare 10th Anniversary Weekend in late October, so that’s also cool.”

The full tracklist for 10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit can be found below, and pre-orders can be placed on the label’s webstore.

In addition to releasing this compilation in celebration of their 10th anniversary, Red Scare will also be putting on a show at Chicago’s Metro on October 25th, and hosting a pre-party a month beforehand at the Knitting Factory in New York City.

Masked Intruder announce Midwest tour with Foxy Shazam

Pop-punk criminals Masked Intruder have announced Midwest tour dates with Foxy Shazam.

You can view the dates and locations below.

Masked Intruder’s new album M.I. was released on May 27th through Fat Wreck Chords.

Blue (Masked Intruder) discusses the band’s latest album, stealing Chixdiggit and more

Blue Intruder of Masked Intruder was interviewed on the Rocket From Russia podcast. During the interview they discussed the band’s latest album, stealing Chixdiggit and more.

You can check it out here.

Masked Intruder’s new album M.I. was released on May 27th through Fat Wreck Chords. The band will be touring in support of the record all year long.

Teenage Bottlerocket and Masked Intruder added to Red Scare’s 10th Anniversary show

Red Scare Industries is celebrating 10 years of labelhood on October 25th with a killer show at Chicago’s Metro.  The Falcon, The Lillingtons, The Methadones, Elway, The Brokedowns and Direct Hit! have all been previously announced as a part of the line up, and now you can also count on seeing both Teenage Bottlerocket and Masked Intruder there.

Teenage Bottlerocket bassist Miguel Chen shared some words about playing this show:

“Holy shit Red Scare is ten years old! That means it’s been ten years since we met Toby Jeg, our dear friend who’s been with us ever since! We have a lot of great memories together and it’s certainly safe to say Red Scare was a critical label in TBR’s journey. Celebrating a rad label, run by a rad dude with a rad show sounds like the best time ever! AND if that wasn’t enough it’s taking place in one of our favorite cities in the world: Chicago!!! Sign us up!”

Similarly, Masked Intruder front-man (criminal mastermind?) Blue also had some words regarding his band’s appearance:

“We are stoked to be playing the Red Scare 10th anniversary show! Red Scare has been putting out some of the coolest bands and records of all time for the last 10 years, and it’s insane how many of them are involved in this showcase. We are honored to be involved. Plus, we are honored to have the opportunity to steal so much nice band equipment.”

Red Scare will be announcing 1 band per day via different sites so keep your eyes peeled for more additions.  In the meantime snag your tickets here.

Entertaining Video Interview: Masked Intruder talk ‘knocking over’ ATMs, touring with legendary bands & more

The folks at Under The Gun Review recently caught up with Masked Intruder to chat for a bit and it ended up being a pretty damn entertaining interview.

You can watch the full video interview, in which the guys talk about ‘knocking over’ ATMs, getting to tour with legendary bands like The Queers and The Dwarves, and play a game called Mugshots & Masksbelow.

Masked Intruder’s new album M.I. was released on May 27th through Fat Wreck Chords. The band will be touring in support of the record all year long.

Fan creates extremely awkward music video for Masked Intruder’s “Weirdo”

A fan of the pop-punk criminals in Masked Intruder has made a video for the band’s song “Weirdo” and it’s probably one of the most awkward music videos I’ve ever seen! Check it out below.

Masked Intruder’s new album M.I. was released on May 27th through Fat Wreck Chords. The band will be touring in support of the record all year long.

Masked Intruder announce full UK/Europe tour

The pop-punk criminals in Masked Intruder have now announced plans for a full tour of Europe and the UK. After kicking off at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, the band’s proper tour starts in Bristol, UK, and winds up in Newport, Wales, more than a month later, making stops in Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia and the Czech Republic along the way. Check out the full rundown below.

Masked Intruder released their latest full-length, M.I., on May 27th through Fat Wreck Chords. Here’s our review.

A Few (Relatively) New Bands at PRB

Note: because PRB hosts several bands stretching all the way back to the fucking 80’s, we’re taking a little creative license with the word “new” here

Bad Cop/Bad Cop
This four-piece, all female ensemble kicks a lot of ass. PRB attendees were treated to a double dose of their punchy energy, first on the main stage and later at Punk Rock Karaoke. The songs are catchy, quick and the point, sweeping up the listener before they even know what hit them. The vocals are a knockout, and song structure is well balanced and tight with all excess fat trimmed away. It’s a sound that’s both fresh and experienced. BC/BC recently released a 7” entitled Boss Lady on Fat Wreck Chords, so go pick it up.

Masked Intruder
Where does love end and the felony begin? That is the subject matter for this incognito four piece, which turns syrupy sweet pop punk into pogo-friendly tales of longing from the far side of a restraining order. Hilarious, fun, and offensive. What’s not to love? Go buy their new album M.I. or they’ll fucking rob you. No, seriously.

Cerebral Ballzy
Hailing from the east coast, CB gives up a classic New York hardcore sound that grinds your ear holes into mush. Undaunted by the sweltering heat, the boys destroyed themselves at PRB, ripping out anxious songs of rebellion and distrust of authority without a single fuck to give. It’s music of annihilation with a hook for insurrection. Look for their new album Jaded & Faded later this month.

Masked Intruder, The Flatliners, Dave Hause & more added to Reading and Leeds lineup

Earlier today, it was announced former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way would make his solo debut at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festival. Since then, a few awesome bands were sneakily added to the festival’s lineup… in ultra-small font.

Some of the smaller, better additions recently made to the lineup include Masked Intruder, The Flatliners, Dave Hause, A Wilhelm ScreamThe Front Bottoms, Emily’s Army, and PUP.

Reading and Leeds Festival will take place on August 22nd, 23rd, and 24th at Richfield Avenue (Reading) and Bramham Park (Leeds). You can find more info on the festival and get your tickets here.

Album Review: Masked Intruder – “M.I.”

Whether you believe they’re straight outta Rikers, hailing from Wisconsin or just some other band in disguise, there’s no denying Masked Intruder deliver some of the best pop-punk anthems of today. The four colour coded felons are back with new album “M.I.”, and beware – they may steal your girlfriend along with your wallet.

Boasting Matt Alison’s recording skills (Alkaline Trio, Lawrence Arms, Menzingers), this album promises a more polished sound than the previous EPs and album they delivered between jail time, but fear not, this is still the Intruder duders at their trademark best.

Opening the album with the same siren sound as their previous self titled offering, “I Fought The Law” certainly isn’t the iconic punk track of the same name. Chugging riffs and a melodic chorus welcome the ears back to the sound of Masked Intruder. Blue’s sweet vocals, teamed with the punkier than usual instrumentals make for one helluva opening anthem.

It’s no secret that whilst Masked Intruder are evading the inside, they’re also on a crime spree of romantic proportions – stealing the heart of every female that lays eyes and ears on them – Grand Theft Heart-o if you will. If anything, this album lays more emphasis on loving and less on stabbing and stealing than their previous album.

“The Most Beautiful Girl”, second track on the record, is a sickly sweet straight up love song, with the pop-punk meets doo-wop sound fans adore this band for. And the rest of the bubblegum pop meets proper punk fucking rock love songs follow the same suit, with the catchiest riffage and choruses to melt all kindsa girl parts.

Even the tracks with the crime theme have an epicly romantic side – for instance “Crime Spree”’s ‘Thelma and Louise but lovers’ story and “When I Get Out”’s doo-wop heavy heartfelt promise.

The former of the two is a prime example of the great production and display of talent on this record – Blue and the gang are capable of far more than the three chords here’s a song punk standard.

A stand out track on the record is “Almost Like We’re Already In Love”, a song that strips the band of their chugging rhythm section and melodic guitars. This acapella song shows the bands’ incredible vocal talents and pays fine homage to their varied influences. Masked Intruder aint just another punk band.

Hitting like a short sharp shock after the soft previous track, “Hey Girl” is a pure punk rock tune with a killer Matt Freeman-esque bass riff and catchy chorus. And it gets heavier from there, with “Don’t Run Away”’s infectious riffs.

The love song’s get a tad creepier, with “Weirdo” being this album’s “Heart Shaped Guitar”, and “I Don’t Wanna Say Goodbye To You Tonight” acting as a Ramones-esque stalker guide.

“M.I.” manages to be more polished yet more punk rock than their previous stuff, something a lot of bands fall short on. This whole album oozing old skool stylings of the Clash’s clean guitars and the Ramones’ energetic pop-y edge.

Mark my words, if (IF!) Masked Intruder can stay outta jail long enough, a whole heap of greatness can be expected of them. Lets just hope Officer Bradford can do his job well enough for that to happen.

Be sure to catch the guys on their relentless worldwide tour in support of the album, or maybe they’re just escaping the feds. Either way catch em while you can!

5/5 Stars

Masked Intruder stream new album “M.I.”

The pop-punk criminals in Masked Intruder are finally streaming their new album M.I. in its entirety and you can give it a listen below.

M.I. is set to be released this Tuesday, May 27th through Fat Wreck Chords. The band will be touring in support of the record all year long.

Free Song Download: Masked Intruder – “The Most Beautiful Girl”

The pop-punk criminals in Masked Intruder are offering “The Most Beautiful Girl,” the lead single from their highly-anticipated new album M.I., up for free download! All you’ve gotta do to get your hands on it is click right here.

The band also has a ton of tour dates coming up. You can find details on when and where they will be playing in the coming months and give “Crime Spree” – another single from the new record – a listen below.

M.I. is set to be released this Tuesday, May 27th through Fat Wreck Chords. It will serve as a follow-up to Masked Intruder’s self-titled debut album, which was released in 2012 through Red Scare Industries and later re-released on Fat.

Masked Intruder stream new song “Crime Spree”

The pop-punk criminals in Masked Intruder are streaming a brand new song called “Crime Spree”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming sophomore full length M.I.

You can give the track a listen below.

M.I. is set to be released on May 27th through Fat Wreck Chords.