Hello everyone and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back in the week in Punknews. I’m Brittany Strummer and I’ll be your guide through some of the juiciest, most popular and otherwise noteworthy stories from the last seven days. Remember, every Punknews story is built from tips from our wonderful, good-looking readers, so get to submitting. Here’s what got the strange, slow and old community talking this week:
- The Vans Warped Tour announced the first five acts who will be on the 2014 trek including Teenage Bottlerocket and Mixtapes.
- Against Me! announced a US tour and performed two songs from their upcoming album, Transgender Dysphoria Blues.
- Sleater-Kinney reunited onstage with Pearl Jam.
- Rancid drummer Branden Steineckert revealed some details about the band’s forthcoming record.
- We tallied your favorite records from November with Iron Chic leading the pack.
The Punknews staff and friends tasted an assortment of punk branded foods.
With that, we hand over this Sunday evening to the Punknews community, where anything is possible, from the next amusing-then-overwrought meme, to the creation of bands and message boards, to alienating sports chatter. So talk amongst yourselves, spin some tracks in the Navel Gazing turntable.fm room and we’ll see you Monday morning.
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The Riverboat Gamblers have announced the dates for a European tour in 2014 with The Forum Walters appearing on select dates.
The group last released The Wolf You Feed in 2012. You can watch a video for a track from the record, “Heart Conditions”, here.
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The Holy Mess have entered the studio with Trevor Reilly and Mike Supina of A Wilhelm Scream to begin recording the follow up to 2012’s Cande Ru Las Degas. The record will feature 11 new songs and be released through Red Scare.
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Have a nice weekend, punk fans.
Today’s first new review comes from reader Uncle_Leo and is of Masked Intruder's new 7-inch Under the Mistletoe:
Under the Mistletoe brings us two Christmas-themed songs from pop-punk’s (allegedly) favorite incognito quartet. The songs carry on the brilliant shtick that Masked Intruder have established with all the heartbroken, criminal-themed, hook-laden catchiness you’d expect.
Then, reader racelike introduces us to Brazilian duo D.A.N.O. and their new album Winter Notes on Summer Impressions:
With Leandro Nô’s drumming experience - known for being a founding member of Brazilian hardcore band Dead Fish and the one responsible for leading them to national recognition by the end of the ’90s - coupled to what is, without a doubt, Mafra’s disquiet and necessity to express his thoughts, singing and playing as if he is presenting again his monograph for a bachelor’s degree in history, both of them bring on feelings of strength and excitement a band of this style needs to have.
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More and more, bands are developing, sponsoring and otherwise attaching themselves to consumables. Are they interested in expanding their art to the canvas of the taste bud? Are they just looking for something fun to do? Are they reaching out for extra income in this dismal economy? Are they but Icari of cuisine, concluding that music is too pedestrian a pursuit and developing a gall that says, “Ah, yes, you have conquered music — the food world shall now be your oyster, so thusly, crack it open and take a bite!”
Nevertheless, a crop of punk and metal musicians have entered the world of gastronomy and produced a range of interesting sauces and condiments. So, being the dedicated news service that we are, Punknews acquired some of these foodstuffs for coverage. Editors John Gentile and Bryne Yancey recently met up with several notable people in the punk rock and food critic world to taste and discuss sauce based products developed by GWAR, Marky Ramone and Dexter Holland. Joining John and Bryne was international avant-garde food critic team, D’Amico & D’Amico, Philadelphia-based traditional food critics Kraig-Griffiths, hair stylist Melissa Bruce who handles the wild looks of many of the Northeast’s wildest punk rockers, and the modern day version of Debbie Juvenile, punk rock socialite Jenn Platinum.
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Off With Their Heads and Morning Glory are streaming their new split, Always Alone, in its entirety courtesy of Noisey. You can check it out here and pick the record up on their upcoming tour with Direct Hit!
Off With Their Heads last released Home earlier this year while Morning Glory released the Born to December [7-inch] .
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We Are The In Crowd, William Beckett, Set It Off, State Champs, and Candy Hearts will be touring together in February, March and April of next year.
In related news, Candy Hearts have confirmed that they will begin recording their next album with New Found Glory's Chad Gilbert. They will record in January, right before the tour kicks off.
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