Cincinnati-based Mixtapes are preparing for the release of the band’s second release for No Sleep Records, titled Ordinary Silence, set to hit stores on June 25th. The four-piece will embark on a headlining tour in support of the album with You Blew It! and Light Years, as well as a slew of dates on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour. Punknews staff interviewer Gregg Harrington recently spoke with guitarist/vocalist Ryan Rockwell about the band’s approach to recording, their upcoming tour itinerary and the Yost Theater in California.
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The Minneapolis punks Off With Their Heads have announced another lengthy tour stretching across the good ‘ole US of A. Beginning in July, the band will play select shows with Vultures United, Ben Marwood and Frank Turner. The tour wraps up and they move right on to Riot Fest Chicago and Denver plus they’re playing the Pre-Fest and The Fest 12 in October.
Off With Their Heads are supporting their newest album, Home which came out in March via Epitaph Records. You can click Read More for the dates.
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No gimmicks this week. It was fun, but it’s time to be Serious Punk Music Journalists.
We’ve posted some new reviews. You can check them out below:
- Lemuria - The Distance is so Big
- Make Do and Mend / The Flatliners - split [7-inch]
- Galactic Cannibal - We’re Fucked
- Light Years - I Won’t Hold This Against You
- Pet Symmetry - Two Songs About Cars. Two Songs With Long Titles. [7-inch]
- Various Artists - 4-way split
- Donovan Wolfington - Stop Breathing
- Sickoids - No Home [12-inch]
- The Front Bottoms / Weatherbox - live In Jacksonville
- Slaughterhouse Chorus/Bridge Under Fire - split [7-inch]
You can check out any of our reviews right here.
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MOCAtv’s new documentary series, The Art of Punk, debuted last week giving a closer look at the artists behind iconic logos of punk bands such as Black Flag (Raymond Pettibon), The Dead Kennedys (Winston Smith), and Crass (Dave King).
The series also includes interviews with former band members and other artists who have been influenced by “the art of punk rock” including Jello Biafra, Tim Biskup, Scott Campbell, Chuck Dukowski, Flea, Keith Morris, Steve Olson, Penny Rimbaud, Henry Rollins, Owen Thornton, and Gee Vaucher. The series is created by writer/author of Fucked Up + Photocopied, Bryan Ray Turcotte (Kill Your Idols), and producer Bo Bushnell (The Western Empire).
MOCAtv is a digital extension of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA), established to engage a global audience interested in contemporary, visual culture. You can subscribe to this series here.
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The Queers have announced a run of dates over the next few months. The first leg will feature The Dwarves and Flat Tires and the second will include Teenagle Bottlerocket and The Copyrights.
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Today’s stream comes from Tempe, AZ-based Rumspringer. We’ve got a stream of the band’s new release, Stay Afloat. The album is due out today via Drunken Sailor Records and Dirt Cult Records. Those residing in North America can order the release here while European citizens can order from here.
You can find it on their Punknews.org Profile.
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Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star have announced the next collection of covers will be released on June 25th, featuring lullaby renditions of Social Distortion. You can hear the lullaby version of “Ball and Chain” from the band’s 1990 self-titled release below. Paul, from Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, told Punknews:
This release is done independently. […] Occasionally we release “labor of love” albums and this certainly was one of them. Being 51 and from the South Bay I was lucky enough to catch many an early performance by Social D and many other legendary California punk bands.
Social D is currently on tour with Dave Hause and Cheap Time.
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Richmond, VA’s hardcore/thrash hybrid Iron Reagan have announced a slew of new tour dates starting June 27th on both the East and West Coast. The band will be sharing the stage with a number of acts including Drop Dead, Whiplash, Witchhaven, GWAR, Hatebreed, and Mean Jeans.
For the tour, the band is debuting a new lineup including Tony Foresta and Phil “Landphil” Hall of Municipal Waste, drummer Ryan Parrish (ex-Darkest Hour) , Mark Bronzino (ANS, Big Eyes, Kicking Spit) and Rob Skotis (Hellbear.)
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Palms, the group featuring Chino Moreno of The Deftones and Jeff Caxide, Aaron Harris and Bryant Clifford Meyer of Isis, are now streaming their debut full length. The album features six tracks and runs 47 minutes, putting it more in line with Isis material like Holy Tears or Panopticon than the Deftones’ 2012 album Koi No Yokan . The album is due out June 25, 2013.
Stream it here.
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Amnesia Rockfest in Montebello, Québec. The festival had a notable lineup with bands including Rise Against, Rancid, Social Distortion, The Offspring, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Flag and Screeching Weasel.
However, many sources have covered the backlash after what appear to be severe logistical problems. The Ottawa Citizen spoke to attendees as well as bands like the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. Bassist Joe Gittleman commented:
One attendee, Adam Moody, was stuck waiting in a lengthy will-call line for three hours outside the venue trying to pick up pre-purchased tickets. Eventually, he gave up and had to leave. Another, Dan Edmunds waited two hours for a shuttle bus to see The Offspring and despite leaving the show early to beat the rush, Edmunds found that the shuttle bus to their campsite was full and was the last of the night leaving them stranded at the venue.
[We] got bumped because Marilyn Manson’s crew was allowed to set up late [and so] we essentially just found our own slot on the side stage, We went over there and talked to the guy who was running that stage. When we realized our set time was going to come and go, we kind of just took it upon ourselves to figure it out. The guys in Anthrax were nice enough to give us one of their [dressing rooms too.] What we experienced was a bunch of really nice people who I think had the best of intentions to put on a festival. I think the festival is bigger than they were ultimately maybe ready to handle.
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