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Green Day is currently streaming new tracks on the band’s official Web site that recently premiered on KROQ. The tracks will be featured on the band’s forthcoming release 21st Century Breakdown.
You can check out the tracks here.
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Philadelphia’s Dirty Tactics recently hit the studio to pen the followup to their 2008 EP, Gangster Stamina. The band’s Gary Viteri checks in with their studio progress. Not only that, but Dirty Tactics will be offering a free rough-mix of a song with each Dispatch. Tonight’s song is “The Process.”
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Some bands haphazardly release a DVD with every new album. For others, like Grand Rapids, Michigan’s ska-punk veterans Mustard Plug, the process can sometimes take a bit longer. After 17 years on the road and still going, the band released its first in Never Get Out of the Van: The Story of Mustard Plug last December.
In addition to the usual fare of live footage and music videos, the band has culled 17 years worth of footage and cuts of a retrospective interview with the band’s founders, Dave Kirchgessner and Colin Clive to create a true documentary.
Kirchgessner exchanged emails with Pads & Panels Bill Jones about Never Get Out of the Van.
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Hatebreed have launched a stream of their new covers album, For The Lions. The record features the band’s take on songs from Slayer, Metallica, Misfits, Madball, Black Flag, Negative Approach, Sick Of It All, Bad Brains and others.
Check it out on their myspace page.
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Boston, Massachusetts’ Ringers have posted two new songs from their upcoming 12″ EP. Hurry Up And Wait is slated for a summer release via 1-2-3-4! Go Records and will feature seven new songs. The band released Detention Halls in 2007.
Check out “Conswayla” and “Canned Laughter” at the band’s myspace page.
Continue reading Ringers: “Conswayla”, “Canned Laughter”
Lighten Up have posted the new song from their forthcoming record on Jump Start Records. The record is titled Absolutely Not and is due out June 6, 2009.
Check out “Life on Earth” on their myspace page.
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Paramore have posted an update indicating the completion of their next full length:
Now that we’ve all left California the record is most definitely officially complete. Hope you guys will be happy with it. We are!
The band released Riot! in 2007.
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Incendiary frontman Brendan Garone loves rugby and holds a master’s in anthropology. That about sums up the band’s debut full-length, Crusade — hard-charging, heavy hardcore that nonetheless keeps an intelligent and thoughtful approach to its absolute outrage. The band draws from the mid-`90s variety, having garnered multiple comparisons to Trial, Strife and Snapcase, while the album features guest spots from the likes of Jeff Tiu (ex-This Is Hell / the Backup Plan) and Drew York (Stray from the Path).
You can stream the Long Island, NY-based band’s Crusade at their Punknews.org Profile. The vinyl/digital-only release will be officially released later this month on Eternal Hope Records, following up last year’s Amongst the Filth 7″.
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According to a Billboard report, Blink 182 have already started writing their first post-reunion album, though they are not planning to record until after their comeback tour this summer.
Bassist/vocalist Mark Hoppus explained:
We started writing a few months ago and got well into the writing process, but now we’ve kind of put the recording of the next album on hold and are doing rehearsals for the upcoming tour. We’re still booking the Blink tour for this summer, so we’ll see how that all ends up working out.
Hoppus and bandmates Tom DeLonge and Travis Barker announced their reformation onstage at the 2009 Grammy Awards. They split up in 2005.
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Miami, Florida’s Torche have posted a new video for “Across The Shields”. The track comes from their 2008 full-length, Meanderthal.
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania’s Punchline have launched a new video for “Ghostie”. The track comes from their 2008 full-length, Just Say Yes.
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Some videos have been posted from New Found Glory‘s recent cover set of Green Day songs from The Bamboozle Hoodwink. The event features bands performing cover sets of bands that influenced them. Anti-Flag covered The Clash, The Ataris tackled The Misfits and Cartel took on New Found Glory and Bayside on NOFX,.
Recordings are available of “2000 Light Years Away,” “Jaded,” “J.A.R.”, “Time of Your Life,” “Welcome to Paradise,” “Armitage Shanks,” and “Burnout.”
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