We’re fired up to finally share with you the details of the new Strung Out EP, Black Out the Sky, to be released on May 11th. While Strung Out has made their name on intense, frenetic slabs of metal-influenced tech-punk, there is more to the band than meets the eye. It might come as a shock to learn that the band’s new eight-song release is an acoustic affair, but as vocalist Jason Cruz explains, it’s not nearly as surprising for the band members.
“Every song starts on an acoustic guitar for the most part,” Cruz begins. “If it’s a good song, it can be played acoustic. For about the past five years, I’ve been pushing the band to release a record in this format.”
The result is six brand new songs, as well as two re-worked older songs, “Matchbook” and “UnKoil.” Today, you can hear the first new track from the EP, “Town of Corazon,” over at Brooklyn Vegan. It’s a surprisingly subdued song from a band who is usually anything but that. As if that weren’t enough, Strung Out is touring the US and Canada with Pennywise, which kicks off this week!
The Last Gang’s formidable new album, Keep Them Counting, is finally out! Head to Dying Scene to listen to the entire record. If you missed the video premiere of the lead track, “Sing for your Supper,” you can watch it here! Then, check out their upcoming tour dates, which include a run with Good Riddance, as well as dates on the Punk in Drublic Festival and Punk Rock Bowling!
Today, we’re thrilled to announce a brand new EP from our young upstarts, The Bombpops. On April 6, we’ll release Dear Beer! Loaded with four brand new songs, with tuneful hooks and punk attitude, it is The Bombpops at their very best! Listen to the title track, “Dear Beer” over at Riot Fest right now! Then, check out their upcoming tour dates, which includes Europe, and the recently announced FAT night at Punk Rock Bowling!
As promised, today, you’ll get your first taste of the new Lawrence Arms album, We Are The Champions Of The World. Head to Noisey to listen to the closing track now! “Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent),” is one out of five previously unreleased songs discovered from their 2006 recording session for Oh! Calcutta! Out March 30, the 29-song, best-of album chronicles their steady evolution over the past two decades. Pre-order is up, or better yet, grab the album directly from the band. You’ll be able to catch The Lawrence Arms live, as they’ll be touring in support of their latest effort, throughout 2018. Not only will they be hitting parts of the United States they haven’t been to in years — alongside Sincere Engineer and Red City Radio — they’ll also be heading back to Europe for some festival dates this summer. Don’t miss them.
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