Spraynard announced their reunion this past spring, pleasantly surprising their entire fan base. When they mysteriously broke up a few years ago, fans were saddened and shocked. They were on track to become a very popular band. Their releases Funtitled and Exton Square were gaining momentum. Luckily, they’ve come back in full force, releasing a compilation album with a brand new track that sounds like classic Spraynard. They announced a tour and said they were back in a permanent way, not just for a few one-off shows.
Lots of people are still wondering exactly what happened, so Punknews interviewer Xan Mandell caught up with the spoke with the band to extensively dive into the breakup, the relationships between them and the future.
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John G here again and I can finally announce what I’ve been excited about for the past month but had to keep secret… Tomorrow, at 4pm, we’re going to be streaming the new Dwarves record in its entirety! Let me tell you, it is killer! So, see you right here, tomorrow at 4pm EST, where you can hear The Dwarves Invented Rock n’ Roll!
In the meantime, to keep you satiated, today’s reviews are:
- Sleep - The Clarity
- Young Conservatives - Young Conservatives
- Subhumans/Mischief Brew/Night Birds/Latex - Live in Philadelphia
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Dallas, Texas’s Index Festival has announced its 2014 lineup which includes The Get Up Kids, Russian Circles, Senses Fail and Joyce Manor. Index Festival will happen at the Deep Ellum from September 26-28. For more information on the festival and the full line up, check out the festival’s website.
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The Number Ones are streaming their debut self-titled album via Pitchfork. You can hear it right here. The album is out August 5 via Deranged Records. Pre-orders are here.
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Chrome is now streaming their first album in 12 years. The release is called Feel It Like A Scientist and can be streamed here. The album is out August 5 via Ace of Spades Records.
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Lande Hekt of Muncie Girls is running a workshop aimed at getting girls involved in music. During the workshop, Hekt will teach people how to pick up an instrument and play it, even if that person has no experience whatsoever. Following that, there will be performances by Muncie Girls, Fairweather Band, Young Adventurers and Haters. The whole thing takes place on August 14 at the Cavern in Exeter, Devon, UK.
You can find more information here.
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The Melvins have released information about their upcoming album. The record will be titled Hold it In and is expected out in the fall. In addition to including permanent Melvins Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover, the album will feature Melvins collaborator (and sometimes touring member) Jeff Pinkus of The Butthole Surfers on bass. Paul Leary of the B-hole Surfers is also expected to make an appearance.
Meanwhile, Buzz Osborne is continuing to tour in support of his first solo LP, This Machine Kills Artists. Dale Crover is about to head out on tour drumming for OFF! for a limited set of dates. Crover is also releasing a single in August called “United Fruit.” The label for that is TBD.
The Melvins last released Everybody Loves Sausages, as well as Tres cabrones in 2013.
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The Interrupters have posted a full album stream of their self-titled debut which will be out August 5, 2014 via Hellcat Records. The album was written and recorded with Rancid's Tim Armstrong.
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Ryan Rockwell of Mixtapes will not continue with the band for Warped Tour. Ryan got into a serious car crash and got a concussion and other injuries from the accident.
Hey everyone Ryan here. Two days ago at a warped Tour stop I was in a car and got cut off and got into a pretty serious car wreck. Aside from some bad injuries I also got a concussion which I didn’t know yet. Fast forward to a day later and I was driving and didn’t realize the concussion and basically blacked out and hit a curb/tree so basically I’m an idiot. My doctor and many people at warped tour said not to play because I’m in pretty bad shape right now so as of now Maura, Paul and Boone are playing without me and getting some friends to fill in, I hope to rest for a few days and come back and finish. I go to my doctor tomorrow at home and will let everyone know, everyone please come to warped, sing along, and thanks for all the awesome support, I will see you soon.
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