California indie punk trio Hard Girls has streamed the first track of its upcoming full length. ‘Puddle Of Blood‘ is the first new stuff from the band since their most recent LP ‘A Thousand Surfaces‘ saw the light of day in 2014.
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Brand New have confirmed the release of their yet to be titled fifth album. It will be released on limited vinyl this October via Procrastinate! Music Traitors. It is the band’s first new album since ‘Daisy’ in 2009 and will be their first new material since last year’s single ‘I Am a Nightmare’ which you can listen to below.
The band will be playing a few dates later this year in the UK and Ireland, you can find the dates below.
Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:35 AM (PST) by rick delaney
California indie punk trio Hard Girls have announced their latest record will be available on October 6, 2017 via Asian Man (US) and Specialist Subject Records (UK). Entitled Floating Now, the album will be the band’s third and the most recent since their 2014 LP A Thousand Surfaces.
The festival is September 9th at the NOS Events Center in San Bernadino, CA. Music acts include Brand New, Death Cab For Cutie, Tegan and Sara, PUP, Best Coast, and more. Check out the fest’s event page on Facebook!
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at 9:27 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
The self-titled album is the first release for Russin’s solo project, and was released on August 8.
Monday, August 7, 2017 at 10:23 PM (PST) by J.S. Moses
The World/Inferno Friendship Society have really only been playing New York three or four times a year as of late, which makes every one of their hometown performances a must see. Their music is complex and beautiful, their sound is raw and powerful, and they bring a level of showmanship and theatricality to the stage that no other punk band on the planet does.
For their last hometown performance before their annual Hallowmas, Mr. Terricloth and his cohort invited Philly ska/punks Teenage Halloween up to the Big Apple to open the evening in Brooklyn Bazaar’s ballroom. They played well and announced that they would be dropping a new record soon on Philadelphia-based Fistolo Records.
Next on the bill was Slackers frontman Vic Ruggiero, who may just be the single most New York human being on the planet (under the age of 60 at least). Vic’s solo sets are like watching New York blues history unfold right before your eyes, and it’s really a thing of beauty. He’s an engaging storyteller, a tremendous guitarist, and a genuine guy.
It’s hard to fill up a stage like Brooklyn Bazaar’s as a solo act, but Vic actually made the room feel full with his electric guitar, a kick drum, a tambourine, and his chest-mounted harmonica. He played his solo stuff, took requests, and even workshopped a new song entitled “Garlic is the Sun” for his hometown crowd. Not all the requests were honored, however, as Vic pointed out to one fan that “if you wanna hear dat one, you’ll need to come to a Slackers show” in his droll New York accent.
As great as Vic was, the crowd was there for one reason and one reason only: to fuck shit up with World/Inferno. The room went bonkers with the first notes of “Tattoos Fade,” and Mr. Terricloth raised a full bottle of Coppola wine to toast the WIFS faithful. The crowd roared along to every lyric of World/Inferno’s opening score, and the ever friendly World/Inferno moshpit sprang into existence. There are punks to help you up in every pit, but something about the WIFS pit is just far more inviting than any other band’s.
In a pre-show interview, Mr. Terricloth had said that Saturday night’s show would be “off the hook,” and he delivered on his word with a big-time performance. The group, which sometimes swells to more than thirteen members, was a lean eight-piece in Greenpoint, but they still packed a mighty punch when performing hits off of Red Eyed Soul like “The Velocity of Love,” “Your Younger Man,” and “Let’s Steal Everything,” among a slew of others.
They went through damn near half their catalogue in a performance that ran nearly two hours, and they did it all with panache. When they left the stage for their admittedly planned encore, the giant who was standing next to me in a denim vest (complete with Choking Victim patch on the back left and Grateful Dead patch on the front right pocket) lept onto the stage and led the crowd in a rousing chant of “tonight we’re gonna fuck shit up” until the band came back.
The encore opened with “Politics of Passing Out,” which required Mr. Terricloth to play a little acoustic guitar — in this case, one that he acquired from his old friend Sly Stone back when he was Sly’s driver — and closed with a tune I just don’t know the name of that was selected by WIFS bass player Ms. Malak.
Friday, August 4, 2017 at 11:30 AM (PST) by J.S. Moses
The World/Inferno Friendship Society is more like a punk circus than it is a band, and Jack Terricloth has been the unquestioned ringleader for more than twenty years. It’s hard to believe that a sound so bizarre has endured for more than two decades, especially among the New York punk scene which has very little tolerance for nuance. But WIFS has carved out their niche in the Big Apple with a mix of otherworldly talent and theatrical pageantry unmatched by any of their contemporaries.
The group has truly graduated some greats, like Brian Viglione of the Dresden Dolls, Yula Beeri, and Franz Nicolay (to name just a few). But no matter who they have to replace, they continue to bring the same level of tenacity, talent, and showmanship, due in large part to their diabolical leader Mr. Terricloth.
WIFS has an imminent big-time show at one of Brooklyn’s up-and-coming punk venues, Brooklyn Bazaar, and they are working tirelessly on their new record. But preparatory to unleashing their 13-piece carnival of horrors onto New York, Jack Terricloth sat down with Dying Scene to talk about the new record, how he hopes to one day reunite with Sly Stone, and meeting the members of Leftover Crack through their mutual drug dealer.
Read the full interview below.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 11:47 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
Joy Opposites, featuring ex-members of FACT (Japan) and The Amity Affliction (Australia), have announced that they’ve signed with Japanese label Hostess Entertainment. Along with this announcement, the band will be releasing their second full length album this Autumn with the title Find Hell.
On the signing and release, the band said: (in Japanese) Come on! We’ve signed with a new label and management firm, in Autumn we will issue a new album 「Find Hell」 and I will do my first one-man tour! Looking forward to it!
(in English) We’re now with the best label in Japan, Hostess Entertainment…and the awesome management firm Magniph – STOKED! We have a new album in the bag, it’s called “Find Hell” and it’s gonna be released this autumn. Prior to that we’ll be doing some solo shows across Japan so GET ON IT BRO!
The tracklist, album art, and more information will be available at a later date. Check out their music video for “In My Bones” from their debut album here.
Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 9:28 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
Wounded Masculinity follows the band’s single Bastard Form, released earlier this year. The new EP was released on July 28 via Triple B Records.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Enter Shikari have announced that they will be releasing their new album The Spark on September 22nd.
The band has also released a video for the first single, “Live Outside.” You can out that video below, along with the track listing for The Spark and the bands’ upcoming tour dates.
Enter Shikari last released The Mindsweep in January 2015.
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 at 8:09 PM (PST) by Daron
If you’re going to be in Philadelphia on August 12th, be sure to pack your fanciest pants for the PunkNews Summer Soiree. World/Inferno Friendship Society will be headlining, with Posers, Crazy and the Brains, and Pushin’ It 2 the Limit supporting.
Along with live music, there will be punk trivia, a dating game, goodie bags, and cassettes because some of you are apparently too young to remember what a terrible format that was.
Seriously though, imagine paying for an album and it just breaks while you’re rewinding it.
Rewinding was a thing you used to have to do when your music or video got to the end. Instead of, you know, hitting a button or dropping a needle in a different location, you ran your dainty media at a high speed and prayed to sweet zombie Jesus that the tape wouldn’t snap.
But this show won’t suck, so you should check it out if you’re in Philly in mid-August!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 6:42 PM (PST) by liathdavis
Providence, Rhode Island’s four piece Downtown Boys have just announced a full length album which will be available on August 11.
The 12 track piece is available for pre order here.
You can stream the first song, “A Wall” below.
The band’s latest full-length album To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere was released in 2016 through Vagrant Records.
letlive. have sadly announced they will be ceasing activities as a band, citing personal differences. The band explained:
“In the summer of 2002 this thing we call “letlive.” began in a garage in a small suburb of Los Angeles with one goal in mind. Above all else, letlive. was meant to be an idea not an outfit. This idea took its roots in honesty, humility, and finding an ironic strength in vulnerability. This is how it all began and it must end in the same fashion.
We have been granted opportunities and experiences beyond anything we could have ever imagined and we are well aware that none of the aforementioned would be possible without you. Your support, investments, and genuine belief have been nothing short of inspiring which is what allowed us to create these works while enduring the unsettling ebb and flow of career musicianship. With this in mind we would like to take this time to exhibit said transparency and explain that over time a divergence in views and aims has developed within the camp- and, for the moment, the impact that has on letlive. as a group is that there will be no further activity for the foreseeable future. We want to thank every single person that we were privileged enough to make a connection with through this vessel. We will no longer write the soundtrack, but the most important element, the idea, will continue as long as you allow it to. You are and always will be letlive.
Jason Aalon Butler, Loniel Robinson, Ryan Johnson, & Jeffrey Sahyoun”
If you haven’t done so already, head here to get in on the 2017 installment of the “4-Track Singles Series.” In addition to Joyce Manor, this year has also featured Tim Kasher and Ra Ra Riot, and previous years have featured acts like Beach Slang, Modern Baseball, Diet Cig, and more.
Joyce Manor’s latest full length, Cody, was released in October 2016 through Epitaph Records. It is the band’s fourth full-length album, and it serves as the follow-up to 2014’s Never Hungover Again.