A long, long time ago, Scene Point Blank sat backstage at the Triple Rock before a Dillinger Four show. The goal was to capture an ... read more
As 2019 comes to a close, we caught up with Bloodshot Records, a Chicago-based label that was founded in 1994. The label is celebrating 25 ... read more
Gangs, porno, and video game addiction. That’s the hook right there, but we’ll keep going. With Drakulas, a band featuring familiar faces from Riverboat Gamblers ... read more
This past October, Denmark punks Forever Unclean participated in The Fest - a 4-day DIY music extravaganza in Gainesville FL. The festival featured heavy hitters ... read more
To end 2019, Scene Point Blank is featuring the brand new LP New Kinda Love by Notches.
It is the third record from the Seacoast, NH trio, following last year’s Almost Ruined Everything.
The new LP takes a poppy turn, but with jagged, rough, and dirty elements that cast a shadow over the sunny pop vibes: upbeat songs, but reflective of real life’s complexity, drawing some influence from The Lemonheads and Teenage Fanclub.
Posted Dec. 7, 2019, 1:52 p.m.
American Nightmare have announced a late winter tour with Ceremony, kicking off next February. In conjunction, the band will release the new Life Support EP on Feb. 14 via Deathwish Inc. The EP is available now digitally (Heartworm Press).
The EP features the new title track, plus a cover of Lemonheads' "Left for Dead." The upcomign tour will mark the band's 20th anniversary.
Posted Dec. 7, 2019, 1:25 p.m.
Founded in 2007, Gino and the Goons are back with another blast of r 'n' r in the form of Off the Rails, releasted on Dec. 6 on Big Neck Records.
The record is streaming in full at Bad Copy.
Posted Dec. 7, 2019, 12:56 p.m.
For Valentine's Day next year, Dirtnap Records will release the latest LP by Personality Cult. It follows the group's Drunken Sialor self-titled record and was produced by Jeff Burke.
The band began as a solo project for Ben Carr and has grown into a full band sharing members with Paint Fumes, Last Year’s Men, Natural Causes, Bass Drum Of Death, Missing Pages, Mind Spiders, Sweet Talk, and Sweet Knives, playing punchy, hook-driven punk.
New Arrows releases on Feb. 14, 2020. It's the band's second LP and first as a full band. Listen to the song "Pressure Point" below.
Posted Dec. 7, 2019, 12:27 p.m.
After years between new material, and a legal battle over the band name, Cro-Mags have released another new 3-song EP, this one titiled From The Grave on Victory Records.
The title track features Phil Campbell (Motorhead) on lead and slide guitar, with Campbell explaining the collaboration: “We hung out a lot during the tour in the eighties. When I heard the track he wanted me to do, I just had to do it.”
The current lineup features Harley Flanagan (bass/vocals), Rocky George (Suicidal Tendencies, Fishbone) and Gabby Abularach on guitar, and Garry "G-Man" Sullivan pon drums. A new full-length -- the band's first since Revenge in 2000, is set for release early next year.
Posted Dec. 7, 2019, 12:16 p.m.
Andrew W.K. is in the holiday spirit, selling a series of new decorated sweaters complete with his iconic bloody face image, pizza, tacos, and more. The sweaters are available from his webstore. In more notable music news, Universal Music Group is also selling a new autographed, limited re-repessing of his 2002 I Get Wet album in vinyl and a follow-up to 2018's You're Not Alone is nearly complete.
While the next record is still untitled and no release dates are set, Andrew hints that, "I'm working to make this my partiest and most positive music yet."
Posted Dec. 7, 2019, 11:23 a.m.
With a new record slated for Jan. 31, 2020, Fliege is back with teaser track "The Invisible Seam" now, streaming at Decibel.
After basing their 2017 demo on The Fly, the band continues drawing cinematic inspiration on The Invisible Seam, this time pulling from 1957's The Seven Seal.
Guitarist/vocalist Coleman Bentley explains:
Our demo tackled The Fly, but we soon realized we had to expand from that universe in order to have anything new to say. So for this one, we chose Bergman’s The Seventh Seal, the story of a Swedish knight returning home from the Crusades to find his homeland ravaged by the plague... Within the framework of that film, we tackle the nihilism of modern life and the paradox of depression – not wanting to live but not actively wanting to die.
It is the band's first full-length.
Posted Dec. 7, 2019, 10:54 a.m.
The Flenser has inked Los Angeles, CA's Sprain to the label, a band who takes a winding '90s rock base with layered notes of depression and frustration that makes them a fit with a variety of bands in the indie-to-heavy spectrum.
The band released a self-titled EP in 2018 and will release its Flenser debut soon, at a still undetermined date.
Catch them live at Part Time Punks in LA this Sunday.
Posted Dec. 7, 2019, 10:23 a.m.
Ian's Party, the annual new year's kickoff party in Chicagoland, has announced the second wave of artists who will perform over the three-day festival fom Jan. 3-5, 2020.
In addition to previously announced acts such as Meat Wave, Vacation, The Brokedowns, Typesetter, Howardian, and C.H.E.W., wave two features: The Mons, Devon Kay & The Solutions, Drilling For Blasting, So Pretty, Time Thieves, and many more, listed in below.
Posted Dec. 6, 2019, 8:16 p.m.
Human Impact, featuring members of Unsane, Cop Shoot Cop, and Swans, will release their debut album on March 13, 2020 on Ipecac Recordings.
While the release date is still three months off, the band has shared "November" from the upcoming record, below.
The band is based in New York and includes Chris Spencer (Unsane), Jim Coleman (Cop Shoot Cop), Phil Puleo (Cop Shoot Cop, Swans), and Chris Pravdica (Swans).
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