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Video: Petrol Girls – Touch Me Again

Petrol GirlsLondon feminist post-hardcore quartet Petrol Girls have premiered a music video for the song “Touch Me Again,” which is lifted from the recently released compilation album, Loud Women – Volume 1 compilation.

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Moose Blood – Sulk

Moose BloodCanterbury, UK emo band Moose Blood will be heading on a headlining tour this summer.  The band continues to support their 2016 full length, Blush, available now via Hopeless Records.  

Full tour listings are below.

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Tours: Stay Wild

Stay WildCalifornia hardcore punk band Stay Wild has announced that they will be heading on a West Coast tour this spring.   The band continues to support their latest full length, livelearnlove, which is available now via Panic State Records

Tour listings are below.

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Rise Against Announce New LP; Stream First Track

Rise-AgainstChicago punks Rise Against have announced details for their next album.  The album is titled The Violence and is set to drop on June 9, 2017 via Virgin Records.  The band last released The Black Market in 2014 via DGC/Interscope Records.

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “The Violence,” which can be heard below.

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Video: Meat Wave – Bad Man

Meat WaveChicago based trio Meat Wave has premiered a music video for their song “Bad Man,” which appears on their latest album, The Incessant.  The album is available now via SideOneDummy Records.

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Video: The Flatliners – Hang My Head

Flatliners ILToronto Canada’s The Flatliners have premiered a new music video from their sixth studio album, Inviting Light, available now via Rise Records.

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Cayetana – Bus Ticket

cayetanaCayetana is streaming a new song.  The track is titled “Bus Ticket” and will appear on their upcoming album, New Kind Of Normal, due out May 5th via new label Plum Records. 

Listen to the track below.

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See Through Dresses – Violet

See Through DressesOmaha, NE’s See Through Dresses has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Violet” and will appear on their upcoming album, Horse Of The Other World, which is due out on June 30, 2017 via Tiny Engines Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Joyce Manor – NBTSA

Joyce Manor CodyJoyce Manor have premiered a new song set to appear on Polyvinyl Records‘ single series. The band last released Cody in 2016 via Epitaph Records.

Listen to “NBSTA” below.

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Still Insane – Wires & Tubes

still-insaneQuebec City skate punk act Still Insane have premiered a new song.  Thousand Islands Records plans to release the band’s first new material in five years, an EP entitled Friends & Family, on April 27, 2017.   The band last self released Never An Off back in 2012.

Listen to “Wires & Tubes” here courtesy PunkNews.

Beach Slang Baeble NEXT Session

beachslang33Beach Slang recently preformed an acoustic session for Baeble Next.  The session features the songs “Bad Art & Weirdo Ideas” and “Spin the Dial” from their latest album, A Loud Bash Of teenage Feelings, which dropped back in 2016 via Polyvinyl Records

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Video: Ducking Punches – Fun Fun Fun

Ducking PunchesDucking Punches has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Fun Fun Fun” from their 2016 Xtra Mile Recordings debut, Fizzy Brain.  

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Video: Face To Face – Say What You Want

Face To FaceFace To Face has premiered a music video from their 2016 Fat Wreck Chords release.  The album is titled Protection and and was released back in March.  The album was recorded at The Blasting Room and produced by Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore.

Watch the video for “Say What You Want” below.

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Cock Sparrer – Contender

Cokck SparrerUK punk/oi! band Cock Sparrer has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Contender” and will appear on the upcoming album, Forever, which is due out on April 21, 2017 via Pirates Press Records.

Listen to the song below.  The band has been together a cumulative 45 years, with the album marking their sixth LP.

Tours: AFI / Circa Survive

AFIAFI has announced that they will be heading on tour with Cirxa Survive in July.  AFI continues to support their latest album, AFI (The Blood Album), which dropped back on January 20, 2017.  The disc follows 2013’s Burials.

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Have Mercy – Baby Grand

A Will AwayHave Mercy have announced a new song.  The track is titled “Baby Grand” and appears on their upcoming album, Make The Best Of It, which is due out April 21, 2017 via Hopeless Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin has done it all.  From penning academic works exploring the interaction between evolution and religion, delivering lectures at the University of Cornell and University of California, to fronting one of the most celebrated punk rock bands of the past thirty years, little has remained beyond Graffin’s scope of engagement.  

For a man with so much on the go, Graffin has always budgeted a little time for himself.  This typically takes the form of a solo album about every ten or so years.  Each contribution has defined itself uniquely.  1997’s piano driven American Lesion was inspired by the breakup of his marriage, and 2008’s Cold As The Clay paid respects to the Americana that continues to influence Graffin’s songwriting.

His third outing, Millport, serves as a pure passion piece, of which Graffin has likened the organic nature of the songwriting process to that which led to the iconic Bad Religion classic, Suffer.  Performed in a straight up country-rock format, produced and co-written by Bad Religion songwriter Brett Gurewitz, the album features backing instrumentation courtesy members of Social Distortion.  In many ways, Millport is to Graffin what Nick 13’s solo work is to Tiger Army – a significant and passionately executed detour.

Millport is an album defining itself through a healthy dose of country-driven twang, with Graffin’s vocals following suit.  “Backroads of My Mind” sets the tone by kicking up a little dust and drawing gearing up the honky tonk.  It’s far from anything remotely resembling punk-rock, and once you get over the initial shock and embrace the underlying authenticity, thrives because of it.  That being said, Graffin continues to draw upon stylistic staples like sweeping vocal harmonies and steady melodies in songs like “Too Many Virtues,” alongside traditional elements ranging from shifting pedal steel to string plucking banjos.  The title track feels particularly powerful, serving as a significant album standout that weaves in each instrument and influence.  Like a classic Bad Religion song, Graffin latches onto a melody and squeezes every ounce of momentum from chorus straight through to the late song bridge.  Other highlights like “Making Time,” “Echo On The Hill,” and “Sawmill” capture a distinctly rural spirit, filled with subtle “woah ohs” and tuneful backing fiddle and mandolin.  “Time of Need” is a particularly noteworthy aside due largely to the infusion of gospel elements reflecting Graffin’s belief that at the very least, religion has afforded the world with a fine soundtrack.

Overall, Millport shouldn’t be shocking to those of us that have grown up alongside Bad Religion, but it’s understandable for those less versed to find the country-rock content surprising to say the least.  Greg Graffin has had a remarkable career, and Millport affords yet another notable point of reference.  While country rock may not be for everyone, Millport stands to impress those willing to take Graffin’s latest solo for a spin.

Adult Mom – Tenderness

Adult MomPurchase, NY’s Adult Mom has premiered a new song.   The track is titled “Tenderness” and appears on their upcoming sophomore album, will be titled Soft Spots and is due out on May 19, 2017 via Tiny Engines Records.

Listen to the track below.

The album follows their debut LP, Momentary Lapse of Happily, released in July 2015.

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The O’Reillys And The Paddyhats Release Third LP

PaddyhatsIrish folk punkers The O’Reillys And The Paddyhats have released their third LP, Sign Of The Fighter, today via Metalville Records.  

A music video and teaser for the album can be found below.

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Video: John K. Samson – Alpha Adept

john-k-samsonWeakerthans‘ frontman John K. Samson has premiered a new music video for the song “Alpha Adept,” which appears on his recent solo effort, Winter Wheat, which dropped late last year via Epitaph Records.

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Video: Basement – Promise Everything

BasementUK quintet Basement has premiered a new music video for the song “Promise Everything, from the deluxe version of their 2016 full length, Promise Everything.  The album is avaiable through Run For Cover Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Cock Sparrer Announce New LP; Stream First Track

Cokck SparrerUK punk/oi! band Cock Sparrer has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “One By One” and will appear on the upcoming album, Forever, which is due out on April 21, 2017 via Pirates Press Records.

Listen to the song below.  The band has been together a cumulative 45 years, with the album marking their sixth LP.

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Tours: Obey The Brave / Deez Nuts (Canada)

ObeyTheBraveCanadian metalcore band Obey the Brave have announced a summer tour across Canada with Deez Nuts, in support of their upcoming full length, Mad Season, which is set for release on June 2, 2017 via Epitaph Records. 

Tour dates are below.

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Tours: Patent Pending (UK)

Patent PendingLong Island based alternative pop-punk outfit Patent Pending will be heading on tour.  The band continues to support their 2015 LP, Riot Hearts Rebellion, available now via Rude Records.Singer Joe Pending had to say about the band’s upcoming tour:

“It’s been a full year since our last proper headlining tour in the UK and we are losing our minds with excitement to get back out there and party with our European Second Family. We started brainstorming while preparing for this tour for new ways to turn the Patent Pending party atmosphere from a 10 to an 11, because we want this year to be absolutely bonkers! We’ve always pulled influence from all over the musical spectrum, so we decided that this year we want to take all of the things that we love about music and mash it all together in beautiful symphony of chaos and energy. The result is something that we are very proud of. We can’t wait to finally share it with the world!!! Between the surprises that we’re going to unleash starting April 17th and the things we have planned for the next 6 months, this is going to be the best and most insane year in Patent Pending history.”

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Diet Cig – Made Of The Mist

Diet CigNew Paltz, NY’s power-pop duo Diet Cig have premiered a new music video for the song “Made of the Mist,” which appears on their new album, Swear I’m Good At This, available now via Frenchkiss Records.

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Tours: Flogging Molly

Flogging-MollyLong-running punk/folk rockers from Los Angeles, Calif., Flogging Molly will be heading to the UK for a brief tour this June in support of their new album, etitled Life Is Good.  The disc is due out on June 2, 2017 via Spinefarm/Vanguard Records.

Tour dates and a new music video for the song “Reptiles (Are Here)” are available below.  Pre-orders are live.

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The Isotopes Stream New LP In Full

Isotopes 1994 WSCThe Isotopes are streaming have launched a full stream of their upcoming album, 1994 World Series Champions, which is set to drop on April 17, 2017 via Destiny Records in the UK and Europe, along with long term teammates, Stomp Records in Canada and the US. 

Listen to the disc here courtesy New Noise Magazine.

Stream New Album From Me First & The Gimme Gimmes

Basic CMYKPunk cover act Me First & The Gimme Gimmes is streaming their latest release, Rake It In: The Greatest Hits, which dropped last week on April 7, 2017 via Fat Wreck Chords.  

Listen to the disc below.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes consist of Lagwagon‘s Joey Cape, Chris Shiflett on the other guitar, Lagwagon drummer Dave Raun, and NOFX front man Fat Mike, along with Spike Slawson.

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The Flatliners Stream New LP In Full

Flatliners ILToronto Canada’s The Flatliners are are streaming their sixth studio album, Inviting Light.

The disc can be heard below and is available now via Rise Records.

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The Dopamines – Common Rue

DopaminesCincinnati, OH’s The Dopamines have premiered a new song from their upcoming album.  The song name is “Common Rue” and the disc is titled Tales of Interest, which is set to drop on June 2, 2017 via Rad Girlfriend Records.

Listen to the song below.

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The Dirty Nil – Caroline

The Dirty NilDundas, Ontario punk act The Dirty Nil has premiered a re-recorded version of their song “Caroline.”  The song will appear on the upcoming compilation album, Minimum R&B, which is set to release on April 28, 2017 via Fat Wreck Chords (US) Dine Alone Records (CAN).

Listen to the song below.

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