face to face’s Say What You Want single is officially out today! Head to Bandcamp, Spotify, or Apple Music to listen. If you missed the brand new video for the title track, check it out here. Then, grab your copy today. Be sure to catch face to face live as they’ve just kicked off their Econolive ’17 Tour. If you nab the VIP package, you’ll get a special limited-edition flexi containing another Protection outtake song! Don’t miss out!
Also out today are two other dynamite 7”s: the first vinyl pressing of Hi-Standard’s new EP, Another Starting Line, and an Original Demos Series entry for No Use for a Name. These are vinyl-only releases, so you’ll have to order a copy. Details for all three new 7”s are here.
The Dirty Nil’s Minimum R&B is finally out! Head to Spotify or Apple Music to listen to the entire album. Then, pick up your copy today! If you live outside the U.S., please go to Dine Alone Records to procure your vinyl, CD, or digital album. After you’re sufficiently amped up by the record, check the tour dates, and do NOT miss The Dirty Nil live! They’re tearing up Europe right now, followed by an extensive run in their native Canada with The Flatliners. Psst…word on the street is they have an epic tour announcement in the works, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes have been more active than ever in 2017! With the release of their new retrospective— Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits —and their sold out shows across the continent, we wouldn’t blame them if they needed to take a break. However, they’re going on the road again in May, with a string of dates that culminates in their (mostly) annual slot at Punk Rock Bowling in Las Vegas! If the couple of rare b-sides on Rake It In didn’t slake your thirst for new Gimmes cover tunes, you’re in luck, as New Noise Magazine is giving you one more! The Gimmes grace the flexi subscriber cover of the new issue, which contains an exclusive flexi-disc single with a never-before-heard Gimmes tune, called “For the Good Times.” Written by Kris Kristofferson, (as was this mega-hit for Johnny Cash) and popularized by Ray Price, this country classic was recorded Gimmes-style during the Love Their Country album sessions, but didn’t make it past the “rough mix” stage. It still sounds great to us, though! If you don’t own a record player…um, why not?! Okay, okay…so, unlike us, you aren’t attached to spinning plastic discs for your musical enjoyment? Not to worry, just head to the FAT YouTube channel to listen to “For the Good Times,” and then go get your magazine & flexi!
Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been hard at work over the last six months writing, rehearsing, and recording their incredible new album, Warriors. Besting personal demons, processing the election, and coming together as a band like never before, Bad Cop/Bad Cop condensed these struggles and emotions into a powerful, 11-song statement of purpose. Warriors—out June 16th—bleeds with catchy hooks, strong melodies, attitude, and strength, all with honest, heart-felt lyrics. Today, head to Noisey to listen to the first single, “Womanarchist.” Then, pre-order Warriors today! After hearing this album, you’ll definitely want to see the new songs performed live. Fortunately for everyone, Bad Cop/Bad Cop are pretty much subletting their rooms for the rest of 2017. Check out their upcoming dates in May, which include Punk Rock Bowling and Pouzza Fest. Then, catch them on the (literally) hottest tour across North America, Vans Warped Tour!
About the songwriting on Warriors, singer/guitarist Stacey Dee had this to say: “The election had a big impact on us. We were really hurt and sad. It felt like we needed to take a stand and say something. I had never really dug into anything super-serious about fairness, equality, or justice in my songwriting before…it was all about honesty, celebrating our differences, and letting our power come together naturally.”
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