July 7, 2015

No Devotion – Addition

No DevotionNo Devotion has premiered the first single from their next full length.  The track is titled “Addition” and will appear on the upcoming album Perminance, which is due out September 25, 2015 via Collect Records.  The album was mixed by Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, MGMT, Cut Copy, Thursday), and produced by Stuart Richardson and Alex Newport (Bloc Party, Frank Turner, The Mars Volta).

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Deryck Whibley Back On Stage

Deryck WhibleyDeryck Whibley (Sum 41) has taken to the stage for the first time since his hospitalization last year for kidney failure.  While he has yet to join Sum 41, he joined up with The Happiness Machines for a performance of the Sum 41 classic, “Fat Lip.” The set included former My Chemical Romance bassist Mikey Way.

Watch the performance below.  Sum 41 continues to tease new material, although no new information has been made available.

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Video: Patent Pending – Brighter

Patent PendingLong Island pop-punk act Patent Pending has premiered a brand new music video.  The video features the song “Brighter,” which will appear on their upcoming EP, Armageddon, which is set to drop on July 31, 2015 via their new home on Rude Records.  Joe Pending comments:

“The ‘Brighter’ music video was made by us with help from our amazing team here on Long Island. Led by our long time director, John Komar, most of this video was shot at Patent Pending headquarters (Anthony’s House) while the rest was shot at incredible locations graciously offered up by friends of the band. The video is a metaphor for the crazy journey that our band has taken to this point and leaves us with a sense of hope at the end that with hard work and dedication, accomplishing the impossible may be possible one day. We’re so proud of this music video and we hope people are as excited as we are about it!”

The disc was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee with long time producer and collaborator, Jordan M. Schmidt.  You can pre order the EP here.  Watch the video below.

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Galliant Ghosts Offer New EP As Free Download

Galliant GhostsFolk Punk act Galliant Ghosts is offering their newest EP as a free download over on Bandcamp.  The album was recorded and produced by Alex Ketner in living rooms, basements, and apartments around Madison, Wisconsin and the cover art was crafted by Dylan Moriarty and Garrick Jannene.

The five song disc is titled Wheels and can be downloaded here.

Free Summer Sampler From Take This To Heart Records & Mayflower Collective

Take This To heart RecordsTake This To Heart Records and Mayflower Collective have teamed up for the release of a brand new FREE summer compilation.  The compilation features sixteen tracks from bands like Head North, Dead Leaves, Sundressed, No Tide, A Will Away, Traditions to name a few.

Download the entire disc here.

July 6, 2015

Knuckle Puck Stream ‘True Contrite’

Knuckle PuckOct2014Chicago pop punks Knuckle Puck are streaming a new track. True Contrite will feature on their upcoming LP, Copacetic, due for release on July 31st via Rise Records. Guitarist Kevin Maida has spoken to Kerrang! about the new track:

“True Contrite, in my humble opinion, is easily one of my favorite songs we have written so far…I feel like it withholds a lot of familiar elements of our band, while still showcasing a different perspective from what we’ve done musically in the past. This was the first song we wrote and worked on together for Copacetic, so we are very pleased to finally show you what it sounds like.”

Check out the stream of True Contrite below.

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Kiska Sign With Spartan Records, Detail New LP

KiskaPhiladelphia alt-punks Kiska (formerly known as Desoto Jones) have joined the Spartan Records family. The quartet’s first release for their new label will be their self titled debut full length, due to drop in the autumn. Brothers Owen and Adam Staszewski (who share vocal and guitar duties) have said this about the band’s name change:

“It evoked an image in our heads of an isolated place separated by water from an already cold and isolated place [Alaska],” (said Adam) “The mood and sound of the album is also a reflection of the name [Kiska] — heavy, majestic, desolate, and ominous,” (adds his brother Owen).


The Limit Club Announce 10 Year Anniversary Shows

The Limit ClubArizona Psychobilly punks The Limit Club have announced a series of shows celebrating their 10 year anniversary as a band. The tour kicks off later this month and sees the band playing 10 shows in 10 days. Vocalist Nick Feratu has said this about the preparations for the tour;

We’ve taken a sharp whittlin’ knife to our list of songs…and it’s an eclectic, unruly list after all this time. We sliced out the biggest, juiciest cuts and sluiced them all into one wet, wild performance.” 

Check out the full list of shows below.

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Mariner Join Third String Records, Announce EP

MarinerLA pop punks Mariner have joined the roster of Third String Records and announced that their debut EP, In Ways I Can’t Explain will drop on August 4th. Ahead of the official drop date, the band are streaming the first single, Headlocked, and will be hitting the road next month in support of the record.

Check out the stream of Headlocked  and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

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Win Tickets Against Me! Tickets in Western Canada

Against Me!Folk punkers turned pure punk Against Me! are currently in the middle of a North American tour with Frank Iero and the Celebration and Annie Girl & The Flight. This tour is going to be taking them across Western Canada next week – starting in Winnipeg on July 11th and ending in Vancouver on July 17th.

In between they’ll be hitting up Saskatoon, Edmonton and Calgary and the fine people at Union Events have given us a pair of tickets to every show on the tour. 

Fill out the form below to enter to win and don’t forget to read our new interview with Laura Jane Grace here.