April 24, 2014
Brooklyn indie band Challenger have released a new track online. Sweater Weather, a song from their upcoming album, Back to Bellevue is available for streaming now via CMJ. The self recorded, self released features guest vocals from the likes of Ian Dudley (Inner Outlaws) and Jon Lawless (First Rate People) will be the band’s sophomore record, and is due to drop digitally on May 27th.
Bridge Nine Records welcome hardcore band Rude Awakening from Merrimack Valley, Mass., to their roster. R.A. will release a full-length album via B9 later this year.
R.A. formed in the summer of 2011 and released a demo through Arrest Records followed by The Awakening EP and a split 12-inch with Death Threat, both through Triple B Records. Now the band will release a debut album with B9 titled Collateral Damage.
Vocalist Josh Hynes commented:
“I was first introduced to Bridge Nine as a kid, right when the label started in the late 90s, and remember picking up the Proclamation 7-inch and being hooked right away. It was awesome being able to see the label grow from an underdog label into what it has become today. Throughout the past 16 years, B9 has put out some of my favorite releases so it is a real humbling experience signing to a label that I was brought up on. As with most labels, it has grown and branched out, but still remains very much a part of the hardcore scene which it was founded on and we as a band couldn’t be happier being here.”
Rude Awakening will be on tour from May to July with The Mongoloids and Modern Pain. Check out the dates below.
April 23, 2014
Flint, MI punk band The Swellers are streaming a cover of the Floor track Tales of Lolita thanks to Brooklyn Vegan. The song is taken from an upcoming split 7″ due out on May 20th via Save Your Generations Records and also features the likes of Hung Up, Lobby Boxer and 1876. Pre orders (limited to 150) are available here.
Check out the stream of Tales of Lolita here.
Following a number of EP and single releases in their home country of Japan, Tokyo female fronted punk rock band Pinky Doodle Poodle have just dropped their debut album. The digital version self titled record was released yesterday (physical release to follow) via Good Charamel Records was recorded with Goo Goo Dolls’ Robbie Takac at his New York Studio.
You can check out the video for the band’s track Cosmic Candy, below:
North Carolina indie rockers Museum Mouth have debuted a brand new song. The track is titled “Drool” from their upcoming new album, Alex I Am Nothing, due out in May 2014 via Self Aware Records.
Listen to the song here.
Co-founder of The Dead Boys, and more recently Nashville’s Plowboy Records, punk icon Cheetah Chrome has announced his first ever studio collection of solo material. The 7-song EP will consist of cuts from 1996 when Chrome recorded in a session produced by Genya Ravan. The EP will be titled Solo and is due out on Plowboy on June 2, 2014.
Track listing can be found below.
Chicago metal outfit La Armada has premiered a brand new song. The track is titled “Human Filth” and is set to appear on the band’s upcoming EP, Crisis.
Listen to the song here.
Hawthorne Heights has announced additional US dates for its 10 year anniversary tour of their Victory Records debut, The Silence In Black And White. The album was released in June of 2004. It sold the most first-week copies for a debut album in Victory Records history and was propelled by the popularity of singles Ohio Is For Lovers and Niki FM.
Tour dates can be found below. More dates are expected for summer and fall.
28 of the almost 90 bands have been announced for Punk Island 2014. Now in it’s 7th year, the all ages, free, outdoor punk and hardcore fest will be held on Saturday, June 21st.
The current site can be found here and bands are below.
Philadelphia punks Ex Friends premiered a song over at Alternative Press. The new song Fadeage (City Inspector) is from the band’s upcoming EP Animal Needs. Check it out here.
Animal Needs will release May 13, 2014 on 7-inch and digital formats via Coolidge Records. The EP follows the band’s 2013 debut LP Rules For Making Up Words via Paper + Plastick.