"We didn't know it was happening," RTJ's El-P tells Rolling Stone. "We just got told it was happening and we were like, 'You can’t be serious, that's not possible, how is that even possible?' Then they showed us the covers. And it's fucking crazy."
Anti-Flag will release American Spring on Spinefarm Records this spring.
“There is no shortage of fodder for a new record of commentary on the social and political climate in 2015: Endless wars, the new Jim Crow and American injustice, corprotocracy, environmental coup d’état, the surveillance state, loss, grief, and anxiety. We hope that these songs can grant us solace in a seemingly hopeless era. It has been frustrating to see much punk rock music —and music in general— quiet in the face of so many atrocities that are taking place around the world. This record is not quiet.
If you are disillusioned with the status quo, these songs are for you.
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Hardcore music festival Rainfest has announced their first wave of bands on this years fest, which you can check out in the replies. Highlights include: Rotting Out, Turnstile, Angel Du$t, and Chain of Strength. The 2nd announcement will be on February 15th at 5pm PST. Tickets are available here, but you'd better act fast.
Have you heard about the new service "VNYL"? If you haven't ... you're about to. This week's episode of the AbsolutePunk Podcast discusses this new Kickstarter backed company in detail. We also touch on a few other albums we're anticipating in 2015 that we missed last week, a topic that leads us into talking about reunions and all the albums that came out in 2005 that may be up for a ten year tour this year. We talk about some of our favorites, some of our wishes, and the year that was defined by Fueled by Ramen Records. We finish up the episode talking about the new All Time Low song and their marketing plan and the potential success of the upcoming record. Oh, and horses. We also talk...
A while ago, we premieredBackslashes and Bad Ideas's single, "Sad Is the New Black." Now, we're excited to bring you the video for the single. Hit the replies to watch that and see their upcoming tour dates.
Cedar Boulevard is a pop-punk band hailing from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They play a style of heavier pop-punk not unlike Four Year Strong's earlier material. We're excited to stream the first single off their upcoming self-titled debut EP. Hit the replies to check out "A Raven Like a Writing Desk."
"They leaked it [the album] and it was really terrible quality, so we were like 'ok, let's leak it ourselves'. I think it makes sense - if people like the record then it'll help it, but you couldn't have done that 10 years ago. 10 years ago a leak was deadly for a record."
Emmure have announced Adam Pierce as their new drummer.
We are happy to officially announce Adam Pierce being the new drummer for Emmure. His professional attitude towards touring, writing music and being in Emmure has given us a very positive and energetic outlook for the future. This may not be news to some of you as we’ve been all over the world together at this point. We welcome Adam to the group.
Gunz recently spoke with Matchbook Romance, their first interview in years. In the interview, they talk about being on this summer's Vans Warped Tour, as well as the possibility of releasing new music. Head here to listen to the interview.
“Matchbook has always kind of gone with the flow. You know, music’s just sort of fallen out of the sky, our record contract with Epitaph sort of fell out of the sky, and things just sort of happened… I know we would all love to have that third record.”
We're happy to debut today a brand-new song from a Long Island-based punk act called Scout. You can head to the replies to check out "Spooky Basement Noises," and you should definitely check it out if you're a fan of driving indie-punk that you can sing along to. The song comes from a new EP called What If, Like, When We Die... that comes out via Secret Audio Club on February 10. Physical pre-orders are available here and digital is here.
Marika Hackmanwill release her fantastic debut album, We Slept At last, on February 16th via Dirty Hit (The 1975). The album is full of brooding folk and orchestral arrangements, think Laura Marling crossed with Chelsea Wolfe and Nico. Check out the official video for "Drown" in the replies, the new single "Animal Fear" and find out more in the official thread.
From Indian Lakes are the latest band to appear on the Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Sessions. Frontman Joey Vannucchi performs two songs, "Ghost" and "Fog," in downtown Las Vegas before their gig with Relient K and Blondfire. Both tracks come from the band's 2014 Absent Sounds LP and can be found in the replies.