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Interviews: Shook Ones

Shook Ones are a melodic hardcore band that formed around the Seattle area in 2004. The band has not consistently released new music together, with ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: Nick Soulsby - "Let the Sun Come in"

Swans Defy Music’s Law of Diminishing Returns Author Nick Soulsby picksninehighlights from the band’s extensive catalog. “When…When we were young. We had no history, so ... read more

Interviews: Justin Pearson (Three One G)

The genesis of San Diego-based Three One G is a personal one for the head of its operations, Justin Pearson. The history of Three One ... read more

Regular Columns: Guest Column: Knaaves - "The Road To Return, The Path Of Forgiveness"

Amanda Daniels is a Milwaukee-based musician and dedicated vegan. She has had the opportunity to tour the United States, Europe, and Australia as a member ... read more

Interviews: Clown Sounds

Last year Clown Sounds released its debut LP, Preacher Maker on Recess Records. While the band name may be unfamiliar to some, frontman Todd Congelliere ... read more

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Buck-O-Nine return to action

Posted March 24, 2019, 7:31 p.m.

Third wave ska punk band Buck-O-Nine have announced a new album next month, their first in 12 years. The album, FunDayMental, releases on April 19 on Cleopatra Records. The new album will be the band's sixth overall, and first since Sustain in 2007.

"Top of the World" offers a taste:

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Records Vinyl reissue of Silkworm's In The West

Posted March 24, 2019, 6:28 p.m.

Vinyl reissue of Silkworm's In The West

In the West, originally released in 1994, making it the 25th anniversary of Silkworm's second album.

The reissue was been remixed by Steve Albini, who engineered the original recording as well. In addition to updated art, the reissue also includes:

  • A full-color insert with new liner notes by Silkworm’s Tim Midyett.
  • Single-only tracks “Incanduce", California”, and “In The Bleak Midwinter” plus a live version of The Dream Syndicate’s “Halloween” recorded at Chicago’s Lounge Ax in 1994 join the full album on the package’s enclosed compact disc.
  • Six previously unheard renditions of songs from In The West recorded direct to DAT in 1991 at Avast! Recording Company in Seattle. Download only.
  • Six previously unheard live recordings of songs from In The West provided by Tim Cook. Download only.
  • A full Silkworm quartet set from March 1993, recorded at Lounge Ax and made up almost entirely of songs off In The West. Download only.

Records TSOL cover Amerie

Posted March 24, 2019, 5:30 p.m.

TSOL cover Amerie

photo by Jason Cook

Veteran punks TSOL have released a 12" vinyl single of the band covering Amerie's "1 Thing," set to ship later this month on Hardline Entertainment. Watch it after the bump.

Speaking of the decision to cover this song, Jack Grisham says:

I like go-go music and soul and anything that really moves. I first heard Amerie’s “1 Thing” in 2005, when it was released. Fucking infectious man, the way that groove keeps rolling, and she’s such a great vocalist. The lyrics were your basic relationship trip but then it hit me, this isn’t just a song about some dude, these lyrics read like a song to a system or a government that’d been up to no good. When she sang, “memories keep ringing bells” I was thinking of the state of our union today, the turmoil in our society, and where we’d been before—I was musing on our involvement in the Middle East, Latin America, Vietnam. I was thinking about the dirty deeds that this nation had been up to and then she sang, “why don’t you just admit it” and I realized that no one in power, not in this country, was ever gonna admit that we were wrong.

Records Dead Bars plan new LP

Posted March 24, 2019, 4:59 p.m.

Dead Bars plan new LP

On May 3, Seattle's Dead Bars will release Regulars, their second album and first on A-F Records.

The punk band formed in 2013 and previously released Dream Gig in 2017. Regulars will also be released on Eager Beaver Records in Japan, No Reason Records in Italy, and All In Vinyl in the UK.

Listen to "I'm A Regular" here.

Records CJ Ramone is back with a new song, new album

Posted March 24, 2019, 4:52 p.m.

Fat Wreck Chords has announced the release of The Holy Spell..., a new album by CJ Ramone scheduled for May 10 release.

The first single, "Blue Skies," is out now (watch it below). The Holy Spell... is Ramone's first release since American Beauty in 2017.

Shows Additional announcements for Psycho Las Vegas 2019

Posted March 23, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Additional announcements for Psycho Las Vegas 2019

The annual Psycho Las Vegas 2019, taking place this year August 16-18, has added Deafheaven, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Bad Religion, Old Man Gloom, and more to its lineup.

Previously announced bands include Amenra, Fu Manchu, Grails, Oranssi Pazuzu, Power Trip, The Obsessed, and more (full list below).

Tours L7 May-June tour dates

Posted March 23, 2019, 11 a.m.

L7 May-June tour dates

The active-agin L7 have announced a tour this summer in support of Scatter the Rats, a new album to release on May 3.

For a full listing of the dates, hit the jump.

Records NYT LIV announced debut

Posted March 23, 2019, 10:32 a.m.

NYT LIV announced debut

A new song is streaming from the upcoming debut album by NYT LIV, Ensomhedens Kolde Kald. The album will release on May 3 on Indisciplinarian. The band comes from Copenhagen, Denmark and play socially-conscious melodic hardcore. Watch a video for "Blodet Skygger" online.

Records Tsunami Bomb to release new album

Posted March 23, 2019, 10:04 a.m.

Tsunami Bomb to release new album

After reforming in 2015, Tsunami Bomb are back with a new album this summer on Alternative Tentacles.

The lineup features original members Dominic Davi (bass/vocals), Oobliette Sparks (vocals/keyboards) and Gabe Lindeman (drums), plus Kate Jacobi (vocals) and Andy Pohl (guitars). No official release date has been announced yet.

The band will also be playing at the West Coast dates of the 25th Anniversary Vans Warped Tour in July.

Tours Neurosis US dates (with Bell Witch and Deafkids)

Posted March 10, 2019, 3 p.m.

Neurosis US dates (with Bell Witch and Deafkids)

Having already toured Japan this year and with a trip to Europe scheduled in the winter, Neurosis has added a string of US tour dates where they will be joined by Bell Witch and Deafkids.

The band most recenlty released Fires Within Fires on Neurot Recordings (2016).

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