“The Anomie” features of the band’s recently-released album Hybrid War. The record is reportedly inspired by the rolling coup in Brazil and the rise of neofascism in the nation. It’s a blinder of a release!
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Monday, September 30, 2019 at 9:06 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 3:18 PM (PST) by Will Malkus
California supergroup Angels & Airwaves have released a music video for “Rebel Girl”, the new single from their upcoming as-yet-unnamed sixth studio album on Rise Records and first original song since 2016’s Chasing Shadows EP. If you’re curious what Tom DeLonge has been up to while Lil Wayne is touring with Blink-182, check out the video below for a taste.
Joy Opposites, made up of Adam Graham (formerly of FACT (Japan)) and Imran Siddiqi (formerly of The Amity Affliction (Australia)), have released a brand new EP with the name Bad Phase. You can listen to it below.
The EP features 3 new tracks, and 4 covers of musicians that have shaped their sound over the years. You can find the tracklist below the stream. Bad Phase sees the band head in a new direction lyrically, as well as further exploring the sound of their last full length Find Hell.
On the change, Adam stated: ““Lyrically, these songs deal with societal issues more than personal ones. Both of us have been strongly affected by how the world is changing and how things are spiraling out of control. Our first album was recorded in California – Summer 2016 – pre-Trump and pre-Brexit. So much has changed since then. Divisions between people are getting wider and wider. Our governments, religions and corporations are doing whatever they can to make this worse because that is how they profit … and we’re falling for it. Honestly, it was quite a challenge for me to write about a certain subject rather than about a feeling since my lyrics are generally quite stream-of-consciousness, so this was something new.”
Monday, July 8, 2019 at 10:13 AM (PST) by rick delaney
The consistent drummer and creative force behind New York’s Chilton, Josh Carothers, describes the band’s sound as “Alien Skate Rock” and to be fair to him, it’s rather fitting. The debut effort from the fluid lineup, Little Birds is an absolute ripper and showcases the group’s creative songwriting beautifully. Plenty of noodling, interesting musicianship, and a whole lot of straight up rocking out. Alien skate rock is far better than I can come up with, so that’s what I’ll go with.
You can check out Little Birds below. It’s bloody good.
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 2:46 PM (PST) by Rachael Clifford
Titled All Borders Are Porous to Cats, the eighth album by The World/Inferno Friendship Society will be released on Alternative Tentacles this October. The follow-up to their 2014 album This Packed Funeral is much anticipated, though little is known about the release at this time. As we reported earlier this year, the band has recorded around 30 songs for the album, though the actual running length is not yet public knowledge.
Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
Friday, April 26, 2019 at 4:43 PM (PST) by Rachael Clifford
Ohio’s The Story Changes have returned with a new video for the first single off their new album, “Shooting Stars.”
Mark McMillon says, “I love the feel of 80s movies, and what’s not to love about two rival gangs of ‘nerds’ and ‘punks’ battling it out at their local roller rink? I think everyone can relate a little to the nerds as they get picked at until they finally snap and retaliate. I wouldn’t want to be on the other side of the line in that rink when the nerds say enough is enough.”
You can watch the new video below.
The Story Changes new album, To Hell With This Delicate Equation is out on April 26th via Magnaphone Records.
Monday, April 8, 2019 at 6:12 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
Have a watch below.
Monday, March 4, 2019 at 8:54 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Progressive hardcore act Malvina have just announced that they will release their latest album Hybrid War on April 26.
Making the release possible around the world are the following record labels: Electric Funeral Records, Brazil; Ghost Factory Records & Arts, Italy; Geenger Records, Croatia; Money Fire Records, USA; Punk & Disorderly Records, Canada; Morning Wood Records, Netherlands; 5FeetUnder Records, Denmark; Razor Records, Argentina; Audioslam, Chile; Mud Cake Records, Germany; and Bomber Music, UK.
Those who can’t wait until the end of next month to check out Hybrid War are in luck. The band has been good enough to stream the title track from the effort. You can check it out below.
According to Malvina, Hybrid War is inspired by the rolling coup in Brazil and the rise of neofascism in the band’s home nation.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 1:45 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Genre defying, Philadelphia-based five-piece mewithoutyou and indie rock group Cursive have announced some co-headlining tour dates to take place in May.
mewithoutyou last released [Untitled] in October 2018 via Run For Cover Records.
Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 12:59 PM (PST) by J.S. Moses
Scenic Presents could hardly contain themselves when they announced they would have a mysterious headliner at Bushwick’s El Cortez Tuesday night and when news broke it would be the World/ Inferno Friendship Society word spread quickly. WIFS at El Cortez was a hot ticket that became a hot and sticky event as about 100 people crammed into the tiny Safari Room.
It was a packed room for the Brooklyn based 7-piece and they delivered by playing the hits with passion and vigor. WIFS was fresh from a show in Teaneck, New Jersey at Debonair Music Hall and after a show over the bridge, it showed they were happy to be back in New York City for the evening.
Songs mostly from Red Eyed Soul and This Packed Funeral dominated the setlist and World/Inferno’s stalwart leader Jack Terricloth kept the energy high in the room from beginning to end. It was a sweaty mess by midset with the entire crowd moshing along and Jack spraying the crowd with his own perspiration.
It was reallyinterestig seeing them in such an intimate environment in their home city seeing as they regularly play venue’s two and three times the size of the narrow hallway of a space at El Cortez. It must have been pretty interesting for Terricloth as well as he proclaimed loudly as soon as he hit the stage, “what the hell are we doing at El Cortez. But reguardless of venue size WIFS gave the crowd an unrelenting set worthy of Madison Square Garden.
Brooklyn punks Cop/Out who will be touring the West Coast in support of Leftover Crack next month went on right before WIFS and they are just about the clostest thing to a super group that the Brooklyn punk scene can produce. All 4 members play in other successful bands and all 4 members help produce New Yorks best punk festival every year, Punk Island.
Cop/Out is still in their infancy and they are already rocking rooms all over the city with a major tour on the horizon. They are definitely worth keeping an eye on. Pop-punkers Fat Heaven and two piece guitar and sax duo Flesh rounded out the evening.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 8:54 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
Birmingham art-punks Youth Man have released a video for their song “Valley Girl”. The song comes off the band’s recent aptly named EP Five Songs, released through Alcopop! Records. Youth Man drummer Marcus Perks had this to say about the track: “Valley Girl was the first result of our attempts to distill our songwriting into something that was as direct as possible without being bland. Funnily enough, it’s about blandness. Specifically about basics.”
Check out the new video below.
Five Songs is the first new music from Youth Man since their 2017 release Wax.
Monday, November 26, 2018 at 11:14 AM (PST) by rick delaney
Thrice have also announced they will support Bring Me The Horizon on their recently announced First Love Tour in early 2019. The dates will kick off on January 23 in Nashville and conclude on February 16 in Las Vegas. The 17-date tour will also include Fever 333 as support.
You can check out “Only Us” and the full list of tour dates below.
Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:45 PM (PST) by J.S. Moses
The lights dim, the crowd quiets, and a chorus of “Tonight, we’re gonna, fuck shit up! Tonight, we’re gonna, fuck shit up, Tonight, we’re gonna, fuck shit up,” fills the cavernous Warsaw International Polish Home before the demonic despot Jack Terricloth hits the stage with his mischievous gang of rabble-rousers The World/Inferno Friendship Society.
It doesn’t take them long to break into their perennial opener “Tattoo’s Fade” and with its opening notes the clawed hands of the WIFS faithful reached for the heavens and moved toward their frenetic leader, the Pumpkin King. Their mere appearance on stage is a happening, but when the World/Inferno are on like they were for Hallowmas 21 they are one of the most powerful sonic forces on Earth
Hallowmas is so much more than a Halloween concert, it is a New York City underground tradition as important for its fun factor as it’s cultural significance. 21-years isn’t just a tradition, it’s an (and I apologize to Mr. Terricloth for using this word) an institution. It’s New York City’s officially unofficial punk-rock Halloween party.
Year after year WIFS pulls out all the stops for their flagship show and without fail they top themselves every time. The giant Jack puppet that performed the show’s overture was a fitting and creepy ode to Jack’s 1950’s aesthetic, while the addition of an LED screen and graphics added a more modern flair the often more vintage tones the World/Inferno are known for taking on.
Modernity aside The overall feel of the band remains that of the devil’s lounge act and what better night for them to show out than all hallows eve. The crowd full of familiar faces bounced around the room pushing and shoving and singing along because every World/Inferno show is a sing-along.
Through their extended set WIFS played a mix of the hits and the deep cuts and through the revere “Politics of Passing Out” sticks out as a complete highlight of the evening. As does their classic Halloween closer “Pumpkin Time” which when performed was accompanied by a stilt-walking great pumpkin who mid-song stripped out their orange costume into a bedazzled BDSM outfit.
But Hallowmas is about so much more than what songs World/Inferno played or which band’s open, Crazy and the Brains, and Gallows Bound as it were.
It’s about the fact that every year you know it’s going to happen. It’s about getting out there and mixing it up with the creatures of the night and it’s about throwing a New York City Halloween Party that’s meant for the weirdos.
Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:59 PM (PST) by liathdavis
Earlier this year Fucked Up released their new album “Dose Your Dreams.” Now, Fucked Up are streaming a new compilation of eight various tracks featuring the members of the band backing eight different female vocalists from the early punk and indie scene. The new compilation is available on Static Shock Records.
Check it out below!