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Meat Puppets announce midwest US tour dates

Meat Puppets have announced they will be playing a short run of tour dates in the midwest United States throughout July.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations on the tour right here.

The band last released “Rat Farm” on April 16th via Megaforce Records.



Kickstarter: Bad Brains HR “Finding Joseph I” documentary

Small Axe Films, out of Baltimore, is currently seeking funding to make a documentary about Bad Brains‘ Paul “HR” Hudson. According to the blurb on the funding site:

HR “Finding Joseph I” is a feature documentary currently in production, chronicling the eccentric life and struggles of punk rock reggae singer, Paul “HR” Hudson, a.k.a. Joseph I. The charismatic frontman’s energetic and explosive live performances helped pioneer hardcore punk rock with the Bad Brains, one of the most influential bands to rise out of the 1980’s. HR’s heavy devotion to the Rastafarian faith guided him in a spiritual direction leaving the band several times to explore his love for reggae music as the solo artist, HR Human Rights. Over the years, the Bad Brains have reunited several times only to struggle with the unpredictable singer. HR’s increasingly strange and abnormal behavior has left many convinced that he his suffering from psychological troubles while others believe he is still living out his journey as one of the greatest frontmen in rock and roll history!

Go here for more information.



New Song: Meat Puppets – “Down”

The Meat Puppets have premiered their brand new song “Down”, which can be streamed right here. The song is taken from their upcoming fourteenth studio album Rat Farm, due for release on April 16th on Megaforce Records, right after their upcoming U.S. tour, which begins on Thursday, the 28th.

The Meat Puppets’ last album, Lollipop, was released in April 2011 on Megaforce Records.



Meat Puppets announce new album and tour

The Meat Puppets have announced that they will be releasing a new album called Rat Farm on April 16th on Megaforce Records. It will be their fourteenth studio album in their career, their first with singer/guitarist Kurt Kirkwood’s son Elmo (also the nephew of Cris, who is the band’s bassist and Kurt’s brother) and marks the return of drummer Shandon Sahm (who played on 2000’s Golden Lies).

Prior to the release of Rat Farm, the Meat Puppets will embark on a U.S. tour from March to April. All the dates can be viewed here as well as the record’s track listing.



H.R. says Bad Brains will continue making music

In a recent interview with Absolute PunkBad Brains frontman H.R. stated that the band will continue making music in the future. He states:

“We will definitely be releasing more music. Also, people should just keep up the good work. I recommend the album, it’s A+ production. You’ll truly like it, and you shouldn’t worry. You’ll get your money’s worth.”

Bad Brains’ last studio album, Into the Future, came out in November of last year on Megaforce Records.



Sacred Cow Saturday: Bad Brains – “Bad Brains”

Punk rock has been around long enough  to hold within its musical boundaries a slew of albums considered both classic and essential. We here at Dying Scene love and appreciate these classic albums, but every once and a while we have the urge to challenge what the community has deemed sacred. Every Saturday, two Dying Scene writers will square off head-to-head and either attack or defend one of these so-called classics. Up for slaughter today is Bad Brains‘ self-titled album. Does the 1982 classic hold up today? You be the judge. Dustin Gates will be defending and Carson Winter will be attacking.

Let the battle begin!



Bad Brains launch Fire Babylon Hardcore Hot Sauce

Dr. Know and Darryl Jennifer, members of iconic D.C. hardcore act Bad Brains, have launched their own line of hot sauce. Called Fire Babylon Hardcore Hot Sauce, preliminary orders come a print of the label (designed by artist Shepard Fairey) and merchandise related to the group’s new album “Into the Future.” Get your bottle here.

“Into the Future” was released this year via Megaforce Records.



Album Review: Bad Brains – “Into the Future”

I was late to the Bad Brains camp. I started listening to 80’s hardcore in high school, but I didn’t get around to really checking out Bad Brains until my third year of college- something I’ve always regretted. But even after I had discovered the band, I could never really get the feel for anything other than Bad Brains and Rock for Light. It’s a stylistic thing; kudos to the band for branching out and adding more variety to their sound, but for me I was fine with the band playing at breakneck speeds before crashing into a 6 minute reggae wall. I mention this because Into the Future, the band’s ninth studio album and first since 2007’s Build a Nation, was touted by a handful of publications as a ‘return-to-form’ of sorts. However, being largely unfamiliar with a majority of the band’s work, I mistook that to think that this new album would find the band rocking out like they did in the early 80’s. I was wrong, as Into the Future combines elements of rock, punk, metal, funk, and reggae. In other words, it’s a Bad Brains album.

Not being a fan of albums such as I Against I or Quickness, I have no frame of reference to readily compare the new album to… although I imagine that it’s this amalgamation of styles which is how I Against I gained its legendary status. The album divides up nicely between aggressive punk (Yes I, Suck Cess, Come Down), the heavier tunes (Into the Future, Popcorn, Earnest Love, Fun) and the dub instrumentals (RubADub Love, Maybe a Joyful Noise, and the MCA-dedicated MCA Dub). From my understanding, this is what a majority of post-Rock for Light Bad Brains albums sound like.

There’s a certain level of irony in calling your album Into the Future when the music has been done before, by your very band nonetheless. I’m not knocking it; clearly Bad Brains have locked themselves into a groove that works well for them. Fans of Bad Brains and their post-ROIR output will most likely enjoy this, but anyone hoping for anything slightly more futuristic may want to look elsewhere.

2.5/5



Bad Brains stream “Into the Future” in its entirety

Bad Brains are streaming their new record Into the Future, which will arrive tomorrow on Megaforce Records, in its entirety on Spotify.com.

Into the Future is Bad Brains’ first record since 2007’s Build a Nation, their first after a 12-year hiatus.



Bad Brains’ H.R. joins Deftones on stage

Yes, I know Deftones are not a punk rock band, but during their performance at Rams Head Live! in Baltimore, Maryland last Friday (October 26th), Bad Brains frontman H.R. joined them onstage while performing the songs “Engine No. 9” and “Bored” (both from Deftones’ 1995 debut album Adrenaline). They also performed a cover version of the Bad Brains classic “Right Brigade”

You can check out the videos from the performance here.

Bad Brains will release their new studio album Into the Future on November 20th on Megaforce Records. It’s the the follow-up to 2007’s Build a Nation, their first after a 12-year hiatus. Last month, the band streamed the new album’s title track. Deftones are also releasing a new album, Koi No Yokan, on November 13th, a week before the new Bad Brains record.



Bad Brains reveal track listing for “Into the Future”

Bad Brains have revealed the track listing to their anticipated new studio album Into the Future. Go here to check it out.

Into the Future is due for release on November 20th on Megaforce Records and the follow-up to 2007’s Build a Nation, their first after a 12-year hiatus. Last month, the band streamed the new album’s title track.



Bad Brains premiere album art for “Into the Future”

Long-running and recently reunited hardcore/reggae group Bad Brains have premiered the art for their upcoming album, “Into the Future.” Check out the art here.

Bad Brains last released “Build a Nation” in 2007, via Megaforce.



Bad Brains announce two West Coast shows

To coincide with the release of their new album, Bad Brains have scheduled at least two shows in the West Coast of the U.S. in November and December, though they announced on their website that there will be more shows. The confirmed shows can be found here.

The new Bad Brains album, entitled Into the Future, is due for release on November 20th on Megaforce Records and the follow-up to 2007’s Build a Nation, their first after a 12-year hiatus. Yesterday, the band streamed the new album’s title track.



Bad Brains to release new album “Into The Future”; stream title track

Punk legends Bad Brains have announced they will be releasing their first new full-length in 5 years, entitled “Into The Future,” on November 20th via Megaforce Records. To go along with the announcement, they are streaming the album’s title track.

You can check it out here.

The band’s last album, “Build a Nation”, came out in 2007 on Megaforce Records. We’ll keep you posted as more details surrounding “Into The Future” surface.



Lit premiere another new song “Miss You Gone”

ARTISTdirect.com has been offering a stream of another one of Lit‘s new songs. This time, it’s “Miss You Gone”, and you can stream it at this location. “Miss You Gone” appears on Lit’s long-awaited new studio album The View from the Bottom.

The View from the Bottom drops on June 19th through Megaforce Records and is the follow-up to their 2004 self-titled album. In case you missed out, Lit already streamed a song from the new record called “Same Shit, Different Drink” and you’re welcome to check it out here as well as their new single “You Tonight” at this location.

In order to promote The View from the Bottom, Lit will spend the summer touring with ’90s bands such as Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground. All the dates can be found here.