October 12, 2015

Cleopatra Records to Release Vintage 1977 Live Album by Johnny Thunders & The Hearbreakers

Johnny ThunderNY punk legends Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers will be releasing a previously unreleased live recording of a performance for a hometown crowd at the Village Gate in Greenwich Village.  The recordings were pulled from two shows recorded on August 18 & 20, 1977 and will be available on both CD, in a deluxe mini-LP gatefold sleeve, plus a limited edition hot pink 12” gatefold vinyl pressing on October 16, 2015 courtesy of Cleopatra Records.

Track listing is below.

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Saddest Landscape & Frameworks release European/UK tour documentary

Saddest LandscapeThe Saddest Landscape & Frameworks have released an experimental tour documentary from their European/UK in October of 2014, directed by Samuel Gursky.

Watch the documentary below.

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We Were Sharks Join Panic State Records, Announce New EP and Premiere New Video

We Were SharksOttawa, Ontario Canada pop-punk mainstays, We Were Sharks have joined the ever-growing roster of Panic State Records.  The band plans to release their new 7 song EP, Not A Chance, on December 11, 2015 through the label.  

They have also released a video for their new single called “Without You,” with the video being directed by Ray Lavers and Chady Awad and shot around the city of Montreal.  The band comments on the video:

“The song, lyrically, is about the aftermath of a break up. When you’re down and out, but, finally you open your eyes to the bigger picture and begin to work on yourself. And although most people find it hard at first to believe it, but there’s a good chance that you’re better off without the other person. The video concept is a pretty simple one. It’s just shows the day we spent filming the video. We drove into Montreal really early, crashed for a bit and then went and shot the video. Hung around, drank beers, crashed a bachelor party and then drank on the directors rooftop til the sun came up the next morning.”

Watch the video below.  The release will follow their self-released debut LP, Highways.

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Charles Ellsworth Streams New Single

Charles EllsworthNew York based Americana solo artist Charles Ellsworth is streaming his latest single A Packed Suitcase. The track is taken from his upcoming Wildcat Chuck Charles EP, due to drop on October 16th. The man himself had this to say about the song:

“I wrote the opening line to ‘A Packed Suitcase’ while traveling solo through the PNW [Pacific Northwest]. One of those overnight drives where you suck down cigarettes like they’re necessary to life, and in a sense they are…You’ve been driving so long that you can’t quite remember where you started, and all at once it happens: the world around you seems to all collapse into a single moment. A memory you’ve purposely misplaced full knowing that one day you would stumble upon it and have to face it, you tell yourself ‘someday, but not today.’ Hoping that when the time comes, you’ve grown and matured enough to be able to wrestle with it and come away unscathed, at the very least still breathing. The memory starts as something small. The curve of a collarbone. A rose-gold ring wrapped around a freckled finger. A crooked smile.”

Check out the stream of A Packed Suitcase for yourself here, and the cover art for the Wildcat Chuck Charles EP below.

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Video: Fizzy Blood – ‘Black Sheep’

Fizzy BloodLeeds, UK alternative punk outfit Fizzy Blood have premiered a video for their track Black Sheep. The song is the last one to be taken from their Feast EP, which dropped earlier this year and the video features Allusondrugs frontman Jason Moules, who is a longtime friend of the band. 

Check out the video for Black Sheep below.

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Free Children of the Earth Announce Full Length, Stream Track

Free Children of the EarthWashington D.C. hardcore punk band Free Children of the Earth (formerly known as Beasts of No Nation) have announced that their new full length, Terminal Stasis is due for release on November 20th via Cricket Cemetery Records. Ahead of the LP dropping, the band are streaming the first track to be released from the album, No Broken Circles.

Check out the stream of No Broken Circles and the track list for Terminal Stasis below.

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Video: Variants – ‘Commonwealth’

VariantsNew Orleans melodic punk outfit Variants have premiered a new video for Understand. The track will feature on their upcoming EP Commonwealth, due for release on October 23rd. Ahead of the release vocalist Lance Villafarra has said this about the inspiration behind the song:

“I had a girlfriend who I was pretty serious with a few years back, whom I still write about to this day. Between one of our many breaks, I wrote this song because I finally started to see this beautiful gold I thought I had was sort of just cheap copper.”

Check out the video for Understand below.

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Video: Bruised But Not Broken – ‘Relevant Letters’

bruised_but_not_broken_color_oct_2015 (1)Charlotte, NC’s Bruised But Not Broken have premiered a video for Relevant Letters. The song is the title track from their upcoming sophomore LP, due for release on October 30th via Standby Records. The band have said this about the record:

“It’s very exciting to finally be able to release what we’ve been working on for the last year. Relevant Letters in it’s entirety is a story – following a character through events of spiritual warfare, anxiety, trial, triumph and redemption. Each song represents it’s own piece of the story, the character, and each person listening.”

Check out the video for Relevant Letters below.

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October 9, 2015

Stream: Sci-Fi Romance – ‘If I Fell’

SciFi RomanceLA based alternative folk/punk outfit Sci-Fi Romance have ended their hiatus and are streaming a new track, If I Fell. The song will feature on the band’s upcoming full length, Dust Among The Stars, which will their 3rd LP and is due for release in January 2016. Lead singer-songwriter Vance Kotrla has said this about the track and the new record:

“One of the hardest things to process when I found myself back in a serious relationship was not knowing if I could trust what I was feeling…It was like I didn’t remember what you were supposed to feel and when, and always worrying about what happens if you’re wrong.”

This album was a hard-fought son of a bitch,” says Kotrla, “I’m proud we never gave up on it…After I wrote the songs, our first drummer had a baby, and went on what turned out to be a permanent hiatus,” Kotrla reflects on the process behind the album and the set-backs. “Then my wife and I suddenly found out we had twins on the way. We sat there with a record written and ready to go for over a year, but couldn’t get into the studio. But we added a new drummer, got the songs up on their feet, and never gave up on it.”

Check out the stream of If I Fell here. (via New Noise Mag)


Cutters Announce Both/Neither 7″, Stream New Track

BCuttersrooklyn based self-styled ‘survival’ punk band Cutters have announced that their Both/Neither 7″ will be released on November 11th via Jam Eater Records. Ahead of the street date the quartet are streaming List of People Buried at Arlington National Cemetary.

Check out the stream of List of People Buried at Arlington National Cemetary here, and the track list for Both/Neither below.

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