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Patent Pending – Livin’ La Vida Loca (Ricky Martin Cover)

Patent PendingLong Island based alternative pop-punk outfit Patent Pending is streaming another song from their upcoming cover album.  The album will be titled Other People’s Greatest Hits, and is set to drop on may 26, 2017 via Rude Records.  The record follows their 2015 LP, Riot Hearts Rebellion.

Listen to the band’s take on Ricky Martin’s “Livin’ La Vida Loca” below.

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Authority Zero – Bayside

Authority Zero BTTNAuthority Zero have premiered a new song from their upcoming album.  The track is titled “Bayside” and will appear on Broadcasting To The Nations, which will be released via Bird Attack Records on June 2, 2017.

Listen to the song below.

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Blink 182 – Wildfire

Blink 182Blink 182 is streaming the new song “Wildfire.”  The track will appear on the deluxe version of their recent album, California, featuring 11 brand new songs and an acoustic version of “Bored To Death”, and is set to drop on May 19, 2017.

Listen to the song below.

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Broadside – Hidden Colors

BroadsideBroadside has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Hidden Colors” and appears on their upcoming release, Paradise, available June 16, 2017 on Victory Records.  

Listen to the song below.

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Flogging Molly – Welcome To Adamstown

Flogging-MollyLong-running punk/folk rockers from Los Angeles, Calif., Flogging Molly have premiered a new song from their upcoming full length.  The track is titled “Welcome To Adamstown” and the disc is entitled Life Is Good.  The disc is due out on June 2, 2017 via Spinefarm/Vanguard Records.

Stream the track here courtesy Brooklyn Vegan.

Video: Antillectual – One Size Fits All

Antillectual 2017Dutch based punks Antillectual have posted a Latin American tour video for the song “One Size Fits All.”  Antillectual continues to support their latest release, is Engage!, which dropped last year.

Upcoming tour dates and are below.

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Astronautalis – DVP (PUP Cover)

ASTRONAUTALISMinneapolis MN, USA, Hip-Hop/Indie-Rock/Punk band Astronautalis has premiered a cover of PUP‘s  “DVP” as part of SideOneDummy Records’ “Artist on Artist” series.

Listen to the song below.

 The band released Cut The Body Loose, back in 2016 via Cargo Records in the EU and SideOneDummy Records in the US.

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Patent Pending Announce Covers Album

Patent PendingLong Island based alternative pop-punk outfit Patent Pending has announced details about their upcoming cover album.  The album will be titled Other People’s Greatest Hits, and is set to drop on may 26, 2017 via Rude Records.  The record follows their 2015 LP, Riot Hearts Rebellion.  Vocalist Joe Pending comments:

The first time I heard this song I knew immediately that it needed to be covered by a rock band. The chorus is so catchy. It honestly reminds me of classic Warped Tour singalong songs. We wanted to beef it up with heavier guitars and push it further out from the pop genre. People we’ve shown it to so far are really excited that they don’t have to feel guilty about loving this tune anymore!”

Full track listing is below.

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Best Ex (formerly Candy Hearts) – Girlfriend

Candy-Hearts-band-2014NJ/NY pop punk act Best Ex (formerly Candy Hearts) has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Girlfriend” and is the first new material since Acoustic Hearts, which dropped back in 2015 via Bridge 9 Records.

Listen to the song below.

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Tours: Social Distortion

Social DistortionSocial Distortion has announced a string of new tour dates for the Summer. The band released their seventh studio album, Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes, in 2011 via Epitaph Records.

Dates can be found below.

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See Through Dresses – Pretty Police

See Through DressesOmaha, NE’s See Through Dresses has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Pretty Police” 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 here.

Tours: Against Me!

Against Me!Gainesville, Florida punks Against Me! have announced that they will be heading on tour.  The band continues to support their recent album, Shape Shift With Me, which dropped back in 2016.

Tour dates are below.

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One Armed Joey Stream New EP In Full

One Armed Joey The Best We Know HowBay Area punk act One Armed Joey are streaming their upcoming EP in full.  The disc is titled The Best We Know How and is set to drop on May 12, 2017.  The release follows 2015’s “White Windowless Vans” EP.

Listen to the disc below.

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Tours: Pierce The Veil / White Lung / Rise Against

Fearless RecordsPierce The Veil has announced that they will be touring in support of Rise Against with White Lung.  The video features the song “Drive In” and comes from their latest full length, Misadventures, out now via Fearless Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Tours: Dashboard Confessional / All American Rejects / The Maine

Dashboard ConfessionalDashboard Confessional has announced that they will be heading on tour with support from All American Rejects and The Main.  The band last released a surprise covers EP, entitled Covered + Taped, features Chris Carrabba covering some of his favorite songs by The 1975Julien Baker, Justin Bieber, and Sorority Noise.

Tour dates are below.

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Tours: Bad Religion (Europe)

Bad ReligionLA punk rock legends Bad Religion  have announced a series of shows across Europe and the UK. They are still out in support of their most recent full length, True North, released back in 2013 via Epitaph Records.  Front man Greg Graffin released his latest solo effort, Millport, earlier this year.

Tour dates are below.

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At The Drive In Stream New Album In Full

At The Drive In InteraliaAt The Drive In are streaming their freshly released new album, in • ter a • li • a, in full. 

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

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Ten Foot Pole Detail New Album

Ten Foot PoleMelodic SoCal skate-punk act Ten Foot Pole has details for their first new record in over ten years.  The album will be titled Setlist and features eleven re-recorded classic tunes, along with two brand new tracks.  Cyber Tracks will release the disc on May 26th, 2017, and pre-orders are now live.

Track listing is below.

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Bob Wayne

Bob Wayne

Bad Hombre

People Like You Records
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Alright, let’s talk about Bob Wayne.  For those unfamiliar, he’s a one of a kind hillbilly country act that revels in his outsider status.  Wayne’s the type of guy that would hunt a possum with a shotgun and choke down every last ounce of lead.  His appeal lies with his brash punk attitude and undeniably off-tune, lively humour.  Everything’s fair game to Wayne and nothing’s sacred.  Drawing upon inspiration lifted from his own checkered past, to tall tales of car chases and border hopping run-ins with the law, Wayne offers an escape from the everyday, and a window into backwoods hillbilly living.

Wayne’s latest full length, Bad Hombre, picks up where Back To The Camper left off.  Opener “Hell Yeah” sets off in an off-key hootenanny, complete with fun loving fiddle work, bursts of banjo, and a trotting, thumping bass grove.  The mid-tempo tune humorously characterizes the regular fallout incurred by Wayne for his various overindulgences.  The track largely characterizes Wayne’s ongoing approach to country songwriting, which actually stands in stark contrast to the frequent use of pedal steel that tends to run through Bad Hombre.  Quite a number of tracks gravitate towards a mellow, washed sunset country vibe.  “Mr. Bandana” and “Still Truckin” in particular lay a relaxed foundation, the former featuring a familiar male-female duet style that fits the rebel-in-a-relationship tale of outlaw affection, and the latter capturing Wayne’s 18 wheeler lone wolf persona.  “Hangin’s Tree” in particular takes advantage of the subdued tempo to explore the mythos of a particular tree serving as the a final destination for noose-bound sinners.

Generally, the more specific and detail oriented Wayne makes his tales, the more engaging and memorable they land.  For instance, “Devil’s Backbone” gives a harsh sense of backwoods desperation incurred by a down-and-out desert community with vivid imagery of “broken fans” and “selling knick knacks for a dollar.”  Likewise, “Working Class Musician” offers a strong sense of Wayne’s personal drive to wake up each morning, fully acknowledging the financial limits of his career options, but reinforcing the conviction of his resolve.  That being said, on the whole Bad Hombre’s lyrical content seems less specific and more thematically influenced than in past outings.  As such, weaker tracks, like “Take Back The USA” and “Fairground In The Sky,” simply pack less of a punch.

All in all, Bob Wayne’s latest full length stacks up well against past efforts.  Bad Hombre doesn’t necessarily bring anything new to the table, but like the sturdy rumble of an eighteen wheeler hauling load upon load, night after night, there’s a certain comfort in such unwavering reliability.  Wayne’s country loving’ humour remains the star of the show, and in that regard, there’s still plenty of fuel left in Bob Wayne’s tank.

Municipal Waste – Amateur Sketch

Municipal WasteVirginia thrash punk act Municipal Waste has premiered a new song from their upcoming album.  The track is titled “Amateur Sketch” and appears on the new album, Slime and Punishment, which is due out June 23, 2017, via Nuclear Blast Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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Video: AFI – Hidden Knives

AFIAFI has premiered a new music video for the song “Hidden Knives,” which appears on their tenth studio album, AFI (The Blood Album).  The album dropped back on January 20, 2017.  The disc follows 2013’s Burials.

Watch the video here courtesy NME.

   

Video: Sum 41 – Goddamn I’m Dead Again

Sum 41Sum 41 has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Goddamn I’m Dead Again” from their 2016 album, 13 Voices, available now Hopeless Records. The ten-track album will follow 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder.

Watch the video below.

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Tours: Jeff Rosenstock / Laura Stevenson

jeff-rosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has announced that he will be touring with Laura Stevenson this Summer.  He is supporting this latest album, Worry, and was released back in 2016 via SideOneDummy Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Rancid Announce New LP; Stream First Song

RancidLong running punk act Rancid has announced details for their next full length.  The disc will be titled Trouble Maker and is set to drop on June 9, 2017 via Hellcat Records / Epitaph Records.  

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Ghost Of A Chance,” which can be heard below along with the track listing.

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Tours: Pseudo (US)

PseudoToronto punk act Pseudo have announced that they will be touring in the US this Spring.  The band continues to support their 2016 album, Revelations.

Tour dates are below.

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Emperor X Streams New Album In Full

emperor-xEmperor X is streaming their new full length.  The disc is titled Oversleepers International and will be released through Tiny Engines Records on May 5, 2017. The band plans to release the brand new full length

Listen to the full disc here courtesy Stereogum.

Flatfoot 56 Streams New Album In Full

Flatfoot 56Flatfoot 56 has premiered a full album stream of their new disc, Odd Boat.  The LP dropped last week via Sailor’s Grave Records.

Listen to the album here courtesy New Noise Magazine.

Cayetana Streams New Full Length

cayetanaCayetana is streaming their upcoming album, New Kind Of Normal, which is due out May 5th via new label Plum Records. 

Listen to the track below.

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Brash Brothers Announce Debut LP

Brash BrothersSwedish shredders Bash Brothers have announced details for their debut album.  The ten track disc will be titled Life Lessons and will be available on June 1, 2017 via Thousand Islands Records (North America) and Less Talk, More Records (Europe). 

Track listing is below.

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Astronautalis – These Songs

ASTRONAUTALISMinneapolis MN, USA, Hip-Hop/Indie-Rock/Punk band Astronautalis has premiered a brand new song.  The track is titled “These Songs” and can be heard below, along with upcoming Canadian tour dates.

 The band released Cut The Body Loose, back in 2016 via Cargo Records in the EU and SideOneDummy Records in the US.

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Tours: Kill Lincoln / Fairhaven

Kill LincolnKill Lincoln has announced that they will be heading out for a brief summer tour with support from Fairhaven.  The band continues to support their latest EP, Good Riddance To Good Advice, available now on Jump Start Records.

Tour dates and the new track are below.

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