Tours: Zebrahead (US)

La Habra, CA’s Zebrahead are getting ready to hit the road in the US to support their upcoming record Phoenix.

The CD / DVD set features 16 new songs and the Broadcast To The World DVD of live footage, and music videos. The release features production work by Cameron Webb and Howard Benson and art by Shawn Harris of The Matches. The set will be released on August 5th by ICON Music Entertainment.
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Tours: Lemonheads’ Evan Dando (UK)

Evan Dando of the Lemonheads is embarking on a short solo tour of the UK this August. The dates fill the gaps between two Lemonheads festival appearances, one at Parades de Coura in Portugal and the second at the Tartan Heart/Belladrum Festival in Scotland.

The Lemonheads emerged from a long period of dormancy in 2006 with The Lemonheads on Vagrant. They recently also re-released their 1992 record It’s a Shame About Ray. A new record is reportedly in the works for this year.
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Teenage Bottlerocket split with the Ergs!, tour updates

Teenage BottlerocketTeenage Bottlerocket has announced a new split 7″ with New Jersey’s The Ergs! to be released as part of Suburban Home‘s covers 7″ series. The specific release date is to be announced. It follows their recent (and pretty much sold out) split with Broadway Calls on Adeline.

The band confirmed that they will appear at this October’s Riot Fest with the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, ALL, T.S.O.L., Reagan Youth and many others. Later this month the group will hit the road in Canada with the Sidekicks and the Riptides. October will see the Wyoming band meet up with NOFX, Dillinger Four and the Flatliners for a few shows.

Teenage Bottlerocket is supporting this year’s Red Scare released Warning Device (a number of songs from which are streaming over at MySpace, of course) .
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Tours: Rise Against / Alkaline Trio / Thrice / Gaslight Anthem

Rise Against The dates for Rise Against‘s fall tour have arrived. The Chicago punk act will join up with Alkaline Trio, Thrice and Gaslight Anthem for a set of US and Canadian shows supporting the upcoming full length Appeal To Reason.

Rise Against’s Appeal To Reason and is due out October 07, 2008. It is the follow-up to The Sufferer & the Witness which was released in 2006. The band recorded with Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Descendents) and Jason Livermore at the Blasting Room in Ft. Collins, CO — the same production team and studio used for The Sufferer & the Witness and Revolutions Per Minute.
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A day in the life of Less Than Jake’s Roger

Roger, the bass player for Gainseville, FL’s Less Than Jake, was the subject of an in depth documentary following his every move for a day while on tour. Set out to determine the limits of the human psyche and the unbearable weight it places on man, the video follows Roger as he shaves in a cup, signs autographs, and sets up a recording rig.

The band released GNV FLA this year via their own Sleep It Off records.
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mewithoutYou set to record

Philadelphia, PA’s mewithoutYou are set to start recording their third album in August with Daniel Smith of Danielson Famile fame according to Rock Sound.. Says guitarist Mike Weiss:

We have not started recording yet but the writing is going perfectly. So far it is sounding very different than the first two records, very mellow but there is room for intensity if we need to add it in. We wanted to make sure the songs are beautiful on their own and then add bigger sounds if necessary rather than writing intense music and then worrying whether it goes overboard or not.

This album will be the follow up to 2006’s Brother, Sister.
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Napalm Death begin recording next album

According to, the godfathers of grindcore, Birmingham, UK’s Napalm Death, are back in the studio recording new material for what would be their next album. Vocalist Mark “Barney” Greenway posted the following message:

As always, when trying to decide when we should enter the studio, we threw a dart at a dartboard and, sadly, for all our sanities’ sakes, it landed on a date which was sooner rather than later. It’s all working out good with about 10-12 songs complete thus far. It will be intense, naturally, and like always we’ll be looking to move things along a notch production-wise and stylistically. Conceptually, it will, generally speaking, be a tale of analyzing life and stripping it back to the point where I’m asking the question: why are we killing ourselves to get ahead and not appreciating the real simplistic, beautiful things around us? If that sounds hippy-ish, I don’t care, ha ha.

The new record will be the follow-up to 2006’s Smear Campaign. The band expect to release it later this year or in 2009.
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Rectal Thermom&dad, Left Spine Down, The Casting Out

Chicago, IL’s Rectal Thermom&dad (members of Much The Same, Break The Silence, Counterpunch) have posted songs off of their upcoming EP Songs To Wipe To. You can check out the music at MySpace.

Vancouver’s Left Spine Down, featuring Jeremy Inkel of Front Line Assembly and Noise Unit and Denyss McKnight previously of The Black Halos, are set to embark on their first US tour this October. The self described “cyberpunk” band will support the release of their debut album Fighting For Voltage, set for release on September 23rd by Bit Riot Records. Check out some music and tour dates at MySpace.

Newark, Delaware┬┤s The Casting Out, which features former BoySetsFire member Nathan Gray on vocals, have posted a song of their upcoming debut album on MySpace. The band has European tour dates scheduled for the fall, check their page for those details as well.
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July 27th, 2008

Hello everybody and welcome to Navel Gazing: your look back at the week in Punknews. I’m Adam White and I’ll be your guide through some of the most popular, notable, and otherwise attention getting stories of the past seven days. Each and every Punknews story is built from tips contributed by you fine folks, and here’s what got the community talking…

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This week we were shocked to learn of legislation pending in Russia to crack down on “dangerous youth trends,” in particular emo and goth. The Sex Pistols‘ John Lydon and Bloc Party‘s Kele Okerke traded conflicting versions of a back stage scuffle that saw Okerke assulted and Lydon accused of racism. We had troubling rumors regarding the health of Chiodos frontman Craig Owens. Christian metalcore act Haste The Day gave guitarist Jason Barnes the boot when his religious beliefs fell out of synch with the bands’. Facing New York had some creative methods for battling high gas prices. Music legend Neil Young spoke out against the loss of fieldity and sound quality in the digital world.

Fat Wreck Chords has detailed the Star Fucking Hipsters‘ debut Until We’re Dead. Nitro has plans to reissue Jughead’s Revenge catalog through iTunes. We had tour dates from NOFX, Dillinger Four and the The Flatliners (Canada), Street Dogs, Time Again and Flatfoot 56 (USA) and the Phenomenauts (USA). Show announcements came through from the Bouncing Souls (dates), and Hot Water Music (dates) as well. Anti-Flag is letting fans choose their set at Reading & Leeds, while the Pop Montreal festival will feature Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Wire. A video arrived for the Gaslight Anthem‘s “The ’59 Sound” and Underoath previewed the track “Desperate Times, Desperate Measures.”

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This week we spoke with vocalist/guitarist Nick and bassist Nate of Banner Pilot (interview), drummer Yuri Ruley of MxPx (interview), and Transistor Transistor‘s Nat Coghlan (interview). This week’s edition of Vinyl File featured an interview with the Methadones and a contest for some test pressings. This week also brought new Streaming Music from, Quote Unquote act Cheap Girls, blues influenced punk act Bottle Up and Go, and Sacramento, CA’s Trash Talk.

So what’s coming up this week? Look for releases from Matt Pyror and Violation with tours kicking off from Me First and The Gimme Gimmes (CA), Total Chaos (Europe), and and Darkest Hour (USA).
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Teenage Rehab hit the studio in September

Paducah, Kentucky’s Teenage Rehab will hit the studio this September to record their next full length. The band plans to record 18 tracks with Matt Drastic (Teen Idols, the Queers) at Nashville’s Drastic Sounds. There is no word yet on when the record will see a release. A fall tour will follow the sessions and will bring the band to the US mid-west and east coast in October.

Teenage Rehab released their latest EP Goodbye Sanity on Jailhouse Records in March 2008.
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FemBots detail “Calling Out”

FembotsToronto’s Fembots will release their new record Calling Out on September 16th via Weewerk. The eclectic indie folk duo of Dave MacKinnon and Brian Poirier are joined on the album by Iner Souster and drummer Nathan Lawr. Souster is known for creating improvisational instruments from garbage, kindly referred to as “junkstruments.” While FemBots found the instruments to unpredictable to provide the entirety of the album’s instrumentals, they did form the rhythmic base for the songs. Calling Out, the band’s fourth record, also features string and horn scores from the Hylozoists’ Paul Aucoin.

The songs “Good Days,” “My Hands Are A City” and “Ship Breaking” can be found at MySpace.

If FemBots seem familiar to some Punknews readers, you’ll recall that Dave MacKinnon and Brian Poirier were touring members of the Weakerthans while that band was supporting Reconstruction Site.
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