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06Apr, 2017
The Dirty Nil – New Song & Pre-order

There are many things that we appreciate about Canada. Something we stumbled upon recently is that they drink milk out of a bag. Seriously. But there must be something within their pop culture that cultivates true talent, because the list of great artists is vast. (Perhaps, it’s their country’s dedication and financial support of the arts?) For example, Canada has given us Rick Moranis, Carrie Ann Moss, and a Prime Minister who knows what equality looks like plus, the bands! Just on our label alone, we’ve had the privilege of releasing records from Propagandhi, The Flatliners, Chixdiggit!, and The Real McKenzies. Add to that illustrious list, The Dirty Nil, who just received a Juno Award for Breakthrough Group of the Year! Well deserved! Today, you can head over to Noisey and read an extensive feature on the band and listen to the brand new song, ‘’Caroline,’’ from their upcoming release, Minimum R&B. U.S. residents, you can pre-order it from us now! For the rest of the world, you’ll need to go here. The Dirty Nil will be touring Europe with The Menzingers and The Flatliners, so don’t miss them!

05Apr, 2017
New Direct Hit Video!

Direct Hit’s brand new video is premiering over at Alternative Press! Click here to watch the video for “Snickers or Reese’s (Pick Up the Pieces),” the lead track from their debut album, Domesplitter. Our reissue of this record will officially drop on April 14th; however, you can order it now, or grab one from the band directly at one of their shows with Bowling For Soup. The tour is in full swing now, and you can check out the dates here. Direct Hit front-man Nick Woods explains the song’s origins:

“Snickers or Reese’s (Pick Up the Pieces)” is about someone I used to know who threatened to hurt my wife and me after I cut ties with him for being a bad friend. This was a long time ago, when Direct Hit was still releasing music for free on the internet, and a year or two before Domesplitter came out. I got 30 phone calls in a row from him one afternoon and had to change my phone number, so I wrote this song to get some demons out that night. It’s about how I just wanted him to go away and leave me alone…sort of a manic paranoia. We wanted this video to reflect that.” – Nick

04Apr, 2017
Listen to Me First and the Gimme Gimmes new album, NOW!

When you attend a Me First and the Gimme Gimmes show, there is one thing we expect from you: to sing along! However, if you’re somehow unfamiliar with the Gimmes’ extensive catalog, the new retrospective, Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits, is the perfect place to start. Head to Brooklynvegan to listen to the album in its entirety! This mega-hit collection — along with a couple shoulda-been-a-hit rarities — drops this Friday, and you can order it here. Alternatively, pick it up at our European webstore and our Australian webstore. Then, check out their upcoming tour dates, which include an extensive North American run with PEARS and Masked Intruder. Don’t worry Europe; they’ll be headed to your beloved shores again this summer.

30Mar, 2017
PEARS Announce more dates!

PEARS have been in hibernation mode this past winter; but all that is about to change. Next month, our favorite southerners will be unleashing vast amounts of pent up energy across the country. First up is a Midwest and East Coast run with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes and Masked Intruder. Then, they’ll dip into the South with a flurry of headlining shows which shouldn’t be missed. Don’t believe us? Watch them blow up their TOUR VAN to get an idea of just how far they’ll go. Next, they head to Europe for a bunch of festival appearances including, Rebellion Festival in the U.K. and Punk Rock Holiday in Slovenia. Check out all the dates and info here! If you’re late to the floor-stomping party, then you should familiarize yourself with their just-about-a-year-old masterpiece, Green Star. Wondering what they’ve been up to this past winter? Rest assured, we have good news coming. Stay tuned!

27Mar, 2017
New Frenzal Rhomb Album! Out May 26th! Preorder NOW.

This is not a drill. Yep, Frenzal Rhomb, the most hospitalized band in the world — seriously, everything from broken drumming arms and detached guitar-playing retinas to an actual pig-borne tapeworm in the lead singer’s brain — are releasing their ninth full-length record. Out May 26th, Hi-Vis High Tea, is the band’s first new material since 2011’s resurgent Smoko at the Pet Food Factory. Recorded once again by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, Hi-Vis High Tea, features 20 songs in just over 30 frenetic minutes. Since we’re decent, thoughtful Frenzal fans just like yourselves, we won’t leave you hanging. Today, you can get your first taste of their catchy, punk rock antics, with this must-see video, complete with another lovely, freshly-coined term for its title: ‘’Cunt Act.’’ Watch, and then pre-order your copy today! Europe, go here. Australia, snag yours here. Then, check out the Australian-sized tour they have planned!

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