Cayetana share cathartic new track “Bus Ticket” — listen

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Boisterous indie rock trio Cayetana have debuted a new punk-influenced track in anticipation of their forthcoming sophomore album, New Kind of Normal. The cathartic single, entitled “Bus Ticket”, is about “the experience of mentally hitting rock bottom, and realizing your own inner strength can be the tool to pick you back up,” according to a press release. This concept is consistent with the …

A Place to Bury Strangers’ Dion Lunadon premieres shredding new solo song “Howl” — listen

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Photo by Ebru Yildiz For the last five or so years, Dion Lunadon has held a full-time job as the bassist for noise-rockers A Place to Bury Strangers. Recently, however, Lunadon has been hit by something of a “creative spasm — a neurotic impulse” to explore music by himself, under his own terms. The result? His very first solo album, due out …

Zipper Club share the B-side to their Record Store Day 7-inch, “Regrets” — listen

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If you weren’t looking closely, it might seem like Zipper Club have simply come out of no where. They locked in James Iha to produce their forthcoming debut album, and before it’s even been release they’ve toured with Tears for Fears, performed at Coachella, and are set to take the stage at Shaky Knees. It’s the kind of resumé you’d expect …

Peter Hook & The Light share complete live recordings of four Joy Division and New Order albums: Stream

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Since forming in 2010, Peter Hook & The Light have brought fans of Hook’s former outfits, Joy Division and New Order, utter delight by delivering full-album performance after full-album performance. He’s fine tuned the presentation so much that some say he’s arguably putting on better concerts than the current incarnation of New Order themselves. This Record Store Day, you’ll be able to bring Hook’s epic …

How The Clash Can Lead to a Great Record Collection

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Photo by Adrian Boot Forty years ago this month, the UK edition of The Clash’s debut album dropped like Spanish bombs on the punk rock world. To celebrate, all week long we’ll be lost in a supermarket of exclusive features that remind us why The Clash continue to rock our Casbah and remain the only band that matters. Today, Kenneth Partridge …

No Doubt/AFI supergroup DREAMCAR share another new track, “Born to Lie” — listen

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DREAMCAR, the new supergroup featuring No Doubt guitarist Tom Dumont, bassist Tony Kanal, and drummer Adrian Young along with AFI frontman Davey Havok, only debuted earlier this week, but they’re already back with another track. Following up on Monday’s “Kill For Candy”, the band has today shared a song called “Born to Lie”. Despite the fact that Gwen Stefani said her (former?) bandmates “wanna be …

Echo & the Bunnymen and Violent Femmes announce North American co-headlining tour

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This summer, post-punk legends Echo & the Bunnymen and reunited alt-rockers Violent Femmes will head out on the road together for a North American co-headlining tour. Set to run from mid-July through early August, the jaunt includes stops in such cities as Brooklyn, Detroit, Chicago, Kansas City, San Jose, and Vancouver. Echo & the Bunnymen’s last full-length came in 2014 with Meteorites. Last year, Violent Femmes put …

Cory Branan is joined by Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace, The Loved Ones’ Dave Hause on new track “I Only Know” — listen

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Photo by​ Joshua Black Wilkins Cory Branan has never been an average country musician, even if you add the “alt” prefix to the genre. As his own bio puts it, he’s “too punk for country, too country for punk, too Memphis for Nashville.” Yet he’s also become one of the most respected — if under appreciated — singer-songwriters pumping out rare and …

Wavves go wild on new song “Animal” — listen

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On May 19th, Wavves will unleash their sixth studio effort, You’re Welcome. The 12-song collection follows 2015’s V and is being previewed today with a cut called “Animal”. Not unlike the two tunes we heard earlier this month — the self-titled track and “Daisy” — this latest offering is delightfully fuzz-covered and clamorous. There’s also a bunch of nifty, thudding bass lines throughout. Take …

Gang of Four frontman John Sterry shares new solo song as Billionaire, “World Loves a Trier” — listen

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John Sterry has spent the last five years fronting the legendary post-punk outfit Gang of Four, but it’s his work as Billionaire that shows whom he really is as a songwriter. The project made its debut with the 2015 Fine Minds EP, and now Sterry is back with a new collection of wry, lo-fi electronica on a new EP, Cheap Credit!. …