By Ben Kaye

Sløtface accidentally have the best night ever on new song “Pitted”: Stream

Photo by Martin Høye Sløtface’s first two singles — “Nancy Drew” and “Magazine” — from their forthcoming Try Not to Freak Out both took aim at the patriarchy with barbed, witty lyricism. The Norwegian pop punk quartet’s latest track, “Pitted”, confronts a completely different enemy: lethargy. The song feels like a frantic party track bolstered by sputtering horns (from Norewgian jazz […]

By Ben Kaye

Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects cover each other to celebrate co-headlining tour: Stream

Photos by David Bean and Eliot Lee Hazel Emo stalwarts Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects are currently on the road together making the teenaged hearts of older millennials burst on a North American tour. To celebrate the joint jaunt, the two projects have each covered a trademark song by their tourmate’s, which are both […]

By Ben Kaye

Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Rancid’s Tim Armstrong form supergroup called Armstrongs

Photos by Philip Cosores If you grew up listening to punk in the ’90s, there were two musicians with one surname you undoubtedly idolized. Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong and Rancid’s Tim Armstrong weren’t related, but they were icons of the East Bay scene. Now, in the most logical move in pop-punk supergroup history, they’ve joined […]

By Eddie Fu

Hot Water Music share new single/video “Vultures”: Watch

In September, Hot Water Music will return with Light It Up, their first album in five years. After teasing the release with the anthemic “Never Going Back”, the Gainesville, Florida natives have followed up with another teaser in “Vultures”. Directed and edited by Andrew Seward, the accompanying video consists entirely of fan-submitted footage from throughout the punk […]

By Ben Kaye

Arcade Fire share video for new song “Electric Blue”: Watch

Arcade Fire have shared another track from Everything Now in advance of the album’s July 28th release date. “Electric Blue” puts a Phoenix spin on ABBA with Régine Chassagne taking the lead for a sparkling dance number. The song comes via a video that finds Chassagne dancing in the streets of New Orleans — well after the Mardi […]

By Michelle Geslani

Downtown Boys wield “Lips That Bite” on thrashing new song: Stream

Photo by Miguel Rosario Rhode Island’s Downtown Boys are using their punk rock protest music to repudiate oppressors worldwide while simultaneously give a voice to the marginalized. We heard that on the white supremacy takedown piece “Somos Chulas (No Somo Pendejas)” earlier this year, as well as on May’s politically “The Wall”. Now, the band has returned […]

By Michael Roffman

Chicago rockers Melkbelly announce debut album, Nothing Valley, share “Kid Kreative”: Stream

There’s something in the water around Chicago. Something good. It’s why we get bands like The Orwells. Or Twin Peaks. Or The Kickback, whose sophomore album is among this year’s best. Keeping that trend alive is fuzzy punk quartet Melkbelly, an act that has lived and breathed the city’s DIY art and music scene for […]

By Ben Kaye

Deer Tick are there for you on new song “Jumpstarting”: Stream

Deer Tick have taken four years to follow up 2013’s Negativity, but they’re making up for that lost time by releasing two new albums. Entitled simply Deer Tick Vol. 1 and Deer Tick Vol. 2, each album focuses on a different side of the Rhode Island rockers. Vol. 1 is an acoustic folk record, while Vol. 2 highlights the band’s garage and punk […]

By Ben Kaye

Gogol Bordello share new single “Walking on the Burning Coal”: Stream

Photo by Dan Efram Gogol Bordello have long blazed their own path through the world, musically and otherwise. Led by uniquely charismatic frontman Eugene Hütz, the ever-evolving collective has defied the boundaries of continents and genres in their quest for spiritual illumination through gypsy punk. That path isn’t always something society has clearly defined, obviously, […]

By Michelle Geslani

Protomartyr announce new album, Relatives in Descent, share video for “A Private Understanding”: Watch

Photo by Daniel Topete Protomartyr had one of the best albums of 2015 with The Agent Intellect. Now, the Detroit-bred outfit is prepping its follow-up, Relatives in Descent, for new label home Domino. Due out September 29th, the 12-track effort serves as Protomartyr’s fourth overall. It was recorded over the course of two weeks in March […]