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The Bouncing Souls Announce US West Coast Tour

bouncing-souls-simplicity-tourNew Jersey punk legends, The Bouncing Souls, are kicking off the new year by announcing a run of United States West Coast tour dates starting in March. The shows will feature support from AJJ, Get Dead and The Bombpops. The Bouncing Souls had a fantastic 2016, highlighted by the release of their landmark tenth full length, Simplicity, via Rise Records. The long-running band pleased fans and critics alike by combining the best parts of their past and present, creating an album that captures all of their classic elements while still utilising everything they’ve learned in their twenty plus years as a band.  

The Punk Site review of Simplicity can be found here

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The Bouncing Souls – Writing On The Wall

Bouncing SoulsAs The Bouncing Souls fast approach their 30th anniversary, they are gearing up to release a new album, Simplicity. Prior to the album’s July 29th release on Rise Records, they have debuted a new single, “Writing On The Wall.” 

Details about the upcoming release can be found here

You can hear the new song below.

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The Bouncing Souls Debut New Song, “Up to Us”

Bouncing SoulsAs The Bouncing Souls fast approach their 30th anniversary, they are gearing up to release a new album, Simplicity. Prior to the album’s July 29th release on Rise Records, they have debuted the first single, “Up to Us.” 

Details about the upcoming release can be found here

You can hear the new song below.

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Video: Smalltalk – ‘Holding Out’

Smalltalk-band-2014Smalltalk, the alt rock vehicle for members of Bouncing Souls, Worthless United, The Ratchets, Zero Zero and The Get Rights amongst others have premiered a new video online. The video is an all black and white affair and features their track Holding Out. Vocalist/Guitarist Zak Kaplan said this about the video shoot:

“It’s amazing how much you can accomplish in a day when you head out to a video shoot at 4 a.m.,” says Kaplan. “I got to watch the sun come up with Pete (Steinkopf of Bouncing Souls) as we drove along the ocean on our way to the location—it was a very romantic and special moment. The weather was fantastic, probably the nicest day of the summer, humidity was low, and I was having exceptionally great hair day. With a day like that and a song this good, it would’ve been a shame to not have made a video.”

Check out the video for Holding Out below.

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Burning Streets Begin Recording Third Full Length Album

burning streetsBoston based punk rockers Burning Streets have announced that they have begun recording their third full length album. This new record is being produced by Marc Cannata (Far From Finished) and is due out in late summer/fall 2014. The band has released a demo track via YouTube that they recorded with Pete Steinkopf (Bouncing Souls) in Sept. 2013.

Check out the demo here.  Fans can follow the band through the recording process on their recently launched blog.

Epitaph Records Vinyl Re-Issues

Epitaph montageLegendary punk label Epitaph Records have announced the are re-issuing a number of classic records from their vaults on coloured vinyl. All of the releases are limited editions, so once they are gone, they’re gone – check below for the features bands and the associated pressing details:

Bouncing SoulsSelf Titled – 500 Yellow
MillencolinLife On A Plate – 500 Yellow
MillencolinPennybridge Pioneers – 500 Orange
MillencolinFor Monkeys – 500 Brown
OskerIdle Will Kill – 300 Black/700 Pink
PennywiseSelf Titled – 500 Clear
PennywiseUnknown Road – 500 Blue
PennywiseAbout Time – 500 Smoke
RancidSelf Titled (1993) – 500 Blue
Punk O Rama – Volume 1 – 1000 Green

All are available now through the US and EU Epitaph Stores.

Bouncing Souls Announce New Drummer

Bouncing SoulsNew Jersey punks Bouncing Souls have announced that George Rebelo (Hot Water Music) is their new drummer after Michael McDermott left the band after 13 years.

He is already playing live shows and his first appearance on record will be a split release with The Menzingers due for release in November.

Videos: Bouncing Souls – Infidel

Bouncing SoulsLong running punk rock mainstays The Bouncing Souls released a music video for the single “Infidel.”  It comes off of the band’s ninth full length studio album Comet, which came out in June 2012 on Rise Records.

Check out the full video here.

 

Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival Announce Lineup

Punk Rock BowlingThe 15th annual Punk Rock Bowling and Music Festival released this year’s lineup featuring bands like DEVO, The Weirdos, TurbonegroU.S. Bombs, The Casualties, FLAG, Bad Religion, The Damned, D.R.I., Lagwagon, Bouncing Souls, and many more.

Punk Rock Bowling will take place May 24-27 in downtown Las Vegas, Nev., and weekend passes are currently on sale. Get them here!

Punk Rock Bowling began in 1999 as a way to bring together the independent music scene into one big annual party. Festival organizer, and BYO Records founder and member of YOuth Brigade Shawn Stern commentedo

Being fans of music ourselves, we like to take all the things we dislike about festivals and eliminate them from our event. We want this to be a big party and we want everyone to have a great time. We offer good food with vegan and vegetarian options, and our drinks are probably half the price of most festivals. We also limit the capacity so it still sounds great and because our audience are such die hard fans of punk rock, we have little to no problems in the crowd. It’s like one big family enjoying a debauchery filled weekend in Las Vegas like any normal family! Ha!”

Ex Friends Announce New EP

Ex FriendsEx Friends hailing from Philadelphia, PA are excited to announce that they will be teaming up with Germany’s venerable Yo Yo Records for Twisted Around, a new five-song EP is set to be released on January 15, 2013. The band features songwriter / bassist Joel Tannenbaum (Plow United) and noted punk artist JP Flexner on drums. Twisted Around was mixed and mastered by Arik Victor (Bouncing Souls, Kill Your Idols, The Casualties, Crime in Stereo) and is the follow-up to No Wonder We Prefer The Dark, which was released earlier this year via Paper + Plastick.

The album will be available on digital and 7 inch vinyl formats with the latter being limited to 500 copies on various colorways. The band and label have teamed up with AMP Magazine for an exclusive song premier for “Punk Rock Wedding, Punk Rock Divorce.” Stream the song here. Stay tuned for additional Ex Friends news, including details on pre-orders, album art and more streaming songs.