April 23, 2014

1/3 of the Lineup for Punk Island 2014 Announced

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.

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Ex Friends Premiere ‘Fadeage (City Inspector)’

Ex FriendsPhiladelphia 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.


Video: The Menzingers – I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole ANymore

The MenzingersPhiladelphia-based band The Menzingers has debuted a brand new music video.  The video features the track, “I Don’t Wanna Be An Asshole Anymore,” which can be found on their freshly dropped alvum, Rented World, which was released yesterday Epitaph Records.  The album follows their 2012 effort, On The Impossible Past.

Watch the video below.

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Hopeless Records Sign SycAmour and coldrain

Hopeless RecordsHopeless Records signed two new bands to their roster: SycAmour and coldrain.

Ann Arbor, Mich., rockers SycAmour‘s debut EP titled Obscure: La Deuxième is out now. Stream it here or purchase it on iTunes. The band has plans to release a full-length album later this year.

Haling from Nagoya, Japan, rockers coldrain will release a full-length album worldwide this summer. Check out the music video for the band’s latest single The Revelation below.

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April 22, 2014

Mrs.Skanotto Tour + New Album Details

2014bandportraitMrsSkahangingRochester, NY ska punk band Mrs.Skanotto have just released their latest record, titled Outlier. The record is the band’s fifth full length and comes after they wrapped up almost 2 years of constant touring across the US. Now having the finished the record, the group are heading straight back out on the road with Mad Caddies. 

Check out full tour dates, and the band’s new video for The Outlier, below:

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Trophy Scars – Gutted

Trophy ScarsTrophy Scars has debuted a brand new song.  The track is titled “Gutted” and comes from the post-punk act’s upcoming new LP, Holy Vacants, due out on April 21, 2014 (Europe, Far East, South America) and May 6, 2014 (North America, Canada) via Monotreme Records.  The album follows their 2011 EP, Never Born, Never Dead.

Listen to the track below.

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Brody Dalle Full Album Stream

Brody Dalle 2014Singer/songwriter Brody Dalle (The DistillersSpinnerette) has launched a full album stream of her new solo album, Diploid Love, which is due out on April 29, 2014 digitally, and May 19, 2014 on vinyl.

Listen to the full disc here courtesy NPR.

Tours: Modern Baseball / Tiny Moving Parts / The Hotelier / Sorority Noise

Modern BaseballModern Baseball, Tiny Moving Parts, The Hotelier and Sorority Noise have announced that they will be heading out for a US tour this June that will see them start in Philadelphia, play through the East Coast and Midwest and conclude in Baltimore.

Full tour listings are below.

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Elitist Joins Equal Vision Records; Working On New Album

Equal Vision RecordsLos Angeles, CA-based progressive metal outfit, Elitist, has joined the Equal Vision Records family.  Vocalist Chris Balay comments:

“We could not be more excited to sign with Equal Vision Records – we have been waiting a long time to find the right label for us and the search is finally over… with EVR’s awesome roster and the name they’ve made for themselves, we have no doubt that Elitist‘s future is in good hands.”

The band will head into the studio this May to record their sophomore full-length. The album will be co-produced by Daniel Braunstein (Volumes, Elitist) and Julian Rodriguez and recorded at both DB Music Studios in Woodland Hills, CA and Parallel Focus Studios in Westlake Village, CA.  A teaser video can be viewed below.

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Video: Búho – Endless Blur

BuhoSan Antonio, TX band, Búho, has released a new animated music video.  The video features the song “Endless Blur” from the band’s Self-Titled 7″ released earlier this year on Crowquill Records.  The band will also be heading out on a short Spring tour.

Tour dates and the video can be found below.

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