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Noodles confirms new Offspring album is finished

In a recent interview with Canada’s Halifax Today, The Offspring guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman revealed that the band’s long-awaited new album has been completed and they are currently looking for a distribution deal in order to release it early next year. This is what he had to say:

“The artwork needs to be done and we have a rough track listing. We’ve even gone and done more music since. We just need a distribution deal, and we want that done by the end of the year. Then we can release early next year.”

The new Offspring record will be the band’s first since 2012’s Days Go By, and probably the first one without original bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel, who hasn’t performed live with the band since last year, and is one of the three members to appear on all of their records since their 1989 self-titled debut.

Greg K. recently sued Noodles and frontman Bryan “Dexter” Holland, both of whom had prevented him from being involved in Offspring-related activities, including studio recordings and live performances; there’s currently no indication of who performs bass on the band’s new record. Filling in for Greg live over the past year has been H2O guitarist and Offspring touring member Todd Morse.



The Offspring say there will be new music in 2020

Fans have been patiently awaiting a new record from The Offspring since they released their last full-length to date Days Go By back in 2012. Well, the band recently updated their Facebook page confirming that next year will see new music from the band. No further more details are available at this point, but what it is known is that the new album was produced by Bob Rock and will likely be their first one without their bassist Gregory “Greg K.” Kriesel.

Greg K., who hadn’t performed live with The Offspring since last year, recently filed a lawsuit against his two of his bandmates  vocalist/guitarist Bryan “Dexter” Holland and guitarist Kevin “Noodles” Wasserman  alleging trademark infringement and breach of partnership agreement over the rights to the Offspring name. Stepping in for Greg live has been H2O guitarist and Offspring touring member Todd Morse.

Along with Dexter and Noodles, Greg is one of the three members to appear on all of The Offspring’s albums since their 1989 self-titled debut. It’s not clear if he did actually perform bass on the new record.



Listen to a punk version of The Spice Girls’ “Spice Up Your Life” by The Bare Minimum”

Did you ever wonder what a punk version of one of The Spice Girls’ songs would sound like? Me neither, but Toronto based hardcore-punk act The Bare Minimum have gone ahead and made the dreams you never knew you had come true. Check out their version of “Spice Up Your Life” below.



Stream “The Last Bastion”, the new punk ‘n roll album from Mark Lind and the Unloved

Mark Lind and the Unloved recently released their new album “The Last Bastion” via State Line Records and for those of you that like a little rock n roll swagger with their punk rock (or a strong punk edge in their rock n roll) this is a great listen. Check it out below.



Los Angeles’s Historian Release New Tune “Witch Hazel”

 

While more often than not Los Angeles based indie rockers Historian come out with a deeper ethereal sound that can be more described as alt than punk, their new record Distractions really breaks that mold. The record, due out January 17 is much more raw and powerful than all of the group’s previous works and acts as somewhat of the blow-off for all the steam they have been building up while crafting 3 records in the year 2019.

“Witch Hazel” is the records lead single and its nasty, fuzz-laden, guitar-heavy tune that takes a sharp turn away from everything the band has done in the past. It should be fun to see what the group comes out with next in the months leading up to the record’s release.

 



Stream Big D And The Kids Table covers album “Strictly Covered”

This is the kind of covers album I can get behind. Some of my absolute favorite punk anthems (Rancid’s “Old Friend,”, Propagahndhi’s “Ska Sucks,” Operation Ivy’s “Freeze Up”) are given a unique twist by one of the ska scene’s most recognized bands – Big D And The Kids Table. Singer David McWane explains how it came about:

“This was a super fun album for us to do. Before writing a new Big D LP, we always like to write an EP first, so that we can get some ideas out, hang, chat and have fun. Instead of doing this cycles EP we did a full covers record. After showing Dickey Barrett of The Mighty Mighty Bosstones our cover of their tune Dr. D, he invited us to play the entire album at this years Throwdown. We recorded it in the center of Allston with Benny Grotto and had it mastered by Jeff Lipton in Watertown MA. J from The Suicide Machines joined us on an Op-Ivy cover, because we had so much fun playing it love in Chicago while playing w/ Goldfinger. There are two other amazing Boston artists on the LP – Morphine & Sam Black Church two of my personal all time favorite bands.”

Give the entire thing a listen below!



Old Against Me reincarnated through Chicago punk act The Damn Tracks

If Against Me! had a second singer and written a different album instead of “As The Eternal Cowboy” it might have sounded a lot like The Damn Tracks‘ new release “Second City Is Burning.” The Chicago three piece has at least one singer that to me sounds a lot like early Laura Jane Grace (aka “Tom Gabel”) and the dynamic song writing of feels reminiscent of early Against Me as well. I’m only 4 tracks in but feel like I’ve stumbled onto a gem of an album. Join me in the discovery below!



Bowling for Soup streaming cover of Eddie Money’s “Two Tickets to Paradise”

Texas pop-punk veterans Bowling for Soup are streaming their tribute to the late Eddie Money, a cover of his hit song “Two Tickets to Paradise”. Money recently succumbed to esophageal cancer on September 13th. “Two Tickets to Paradise” came out back in 1977 on Eddie Money’s début album. Bowling for Soup originally recorded this cover way back in 2006, it was originally meant to be a part of the film “Two Tickets to Paradise!”, but for whatever reason was never released.

Call it an ode to Eddie Money or a celebration of their 25th year as a band, Bowling for Soup kills this cover so check it out below.

Bowling for Soup is now out on the road celebrating their 25th anniversary, they recently announced some shows across the pond with “super special guests” Simple Plan for February, which you can also check out below. Bowling for Soup’s last release was a cover of the Suicide Machines classic “Sometimes I Don’t Mind” earlier this year.



AJJ streaming “A Poem” off upcoming album “Good Luck Everybody”

Arizona folk-punks AJJ or the artist formerly known as Andrew Jackson Jihad are streaming the first track “A Poem” off their upcoming album Good Luck Everybody, which is due out in January of next year. Sean Bonnette former social worker and front-man for AJJ had this to say about the new album: “There’s something that comes along with scrolling through your phone on Twitter or Instagram and seeing a puppy, and then a joke from a comedian, and then a young black person being shot by police, and then another puppy, and then your friends announcing a tour, and then children in cages,” says Bonnette. “There’s something in that, that fucks your brain up. I don’t know if it’s made me more of a passionate arguer or just made me confused and numb.”

Check out the new song below.

AJJ last released Ugly Spiral: Lost Works 2012-2016 earlier this year.



Boss’ Daughter (ska) streaming new EP Ace of BAC/DC bw Built Up to This

Reno ska-punk outfit Boss’ Daughter are streaming their latest release Ace of BAC/DC bw Built Up to This. The new EP features four tracks two of which were recorded live.

Check out the new EP below.

Boss’ Daughter last released “One Big Guessing Game” which was their contribution to the 7Seconds tribute album which came out earlier this year.



The Bruce Lee Band (ska) streams “If I Could Only Listen to My Heart” off new album

California punk legend Mike Park has rallied the troops and released new material from The Bruce Lee Band. Rental!!! Eviction!!! was released October 22nd on Asian Man Records and features seven new tracks.

Check out the new track below.

The Bruce Lee Band last released Everything Will Be Alright. My Friend back in 2014. If you’re a fan of The Planet Smashers or Mustard Plug you will love The Bruce Lee Band.



Fresh (emo) stream new single “Cinema Woes”, donate proceeds to eating disorder charity

Fresh are a defiant, poppy, punk band from London UK. Earlier this year they released their 2nd full length LP ‘Withdraw’ on Specialist Subject Records (Bristol UK). It’s ripping and people ate it up. They toured with Slingshot Dakota this past summer and are now in the USA playing Fest in Gainseville (Sunday, 8p at Loosey’s); touring up the East Coast with Adult Mom then back across the ocean to take on the UK with PUP.

They’ve been raising funds and awareness about eating disorder resources at their shows all year and now these wonderful punks are donating bandcamp download profits from their lastest single ‘Cinema Woes’ to a leading ED support and advocacy group in the UK, called BEAT.

Stream “Cinema Woes” and check out the band’s tour dates below. Catch them if you can!



My Chemical Romance announce reunion, December 20th LA show

Seminal emo / pop punk outfit My Chemical Romance have announced that they’ll reunite for an LA show at Shrine Expo hall on December 20th 2019.

Tickets go on sale Nov 01, 2019 – 12:00 PM (Local to LA) from this link.



Left Behind release new track “Outside The Body” ahead of album

West Virginia’s Left Behind are streaming a new track ahead of their upcoming Pure Noise Records album No One Goes To Heaven. “Outside The Body” is the sneak peak of the record that is out on November 15th. Pre-orders are up now.

Have a listen below.



Victims of Circumstance announce new album, “Five”

Good news for fans of Florida five-piece punk band Victims Of Circumstance…2020 will bring new music!

The band announced plans for a new album, which’ll be their fifth full-length. The appropriately titled Five is due for release on January 17th via Financial Records. According to the band, it marks a bit of a maturation from their ska-punk roots. “Our sound has evolved over the years and we’re drifting more into becoming a band that just plays kickass music with ska elements,” adds saxophonist Jay Atheney. “This new album definitely sounds like us, but we didn’t set out to ‘make a ska album’ and I think that shows.”

Stay tuned for more on this one in the coming weeks. In the meantime, the band have scheduled an album release show on November 9th at The Attic in Ybor City. Head here for details!