Against Me! cover The Mountain Goats, share RSD singles “Stabitha Christie” and “First High of the Morning” — watch

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Featured photo by​ Ben Kaye ​​Against Me! were guests on the most recent episode of The Strombo Show. The punk favorites delivered a blistering living room show featuring hits from throughout their career and off their latest album, Shape Shift With Me. Near the end of the set, frontwoman Laura Jane Grace declared, “I’m gonna play one cover just because I feel so inclined …

Providence punk rockers Downtown Boys announce new album, share politically charged “The Wall” — listen

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Photo by Miguel Rosario Since releasing their 2015 breakthrough Full Communism, the socially conscious Providence punk rockers of Downtown Boys have spread their message not just through raucous live shows, but also through protest and Spark Mag, a politically focused web publication. Back in March, the band dropped a new song, “Somos Chulas (No Somo Pendejas)”, while hinting that a new album …

Flogging Molly believe in the future on new song “The Days We’ve Yet to Meet” — listen

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Photo by Richie Smyth On June 2nd, Flogging Molly will return with their first album in six years, Life Is Good. The Speed of Darkness follow-up was recorded in Ireland, the beloved motherland of founding member/frontman Dave King, and produced by Grammy-winning studio veteran Joe Chiccarelli (U2, The White Stripes). Although new music from Flogging Molly has been absent from the world for some time, …

Album Review: PWR BTTM – Pageant

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Pop punk’s not dead. But it’s not not-dead in quite the way that nostalgic attendees of New Found Glory’s Pop Punk’s Not Dead Tour and lifetime Blink-182 devotees may think it’s not dead. Pop punk isn’t dead because, thanks to bands like PWR BTTM, it’s evolving. And thank fucking god. Because nostalgia is great, but it’s got nothing on growth …

The 50 Albums That Shaped Punk Rock

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Where does the story of punk rock begin? Wash away the blood and spit and piss and vinegar of half a century, and you’ll end up … well, nowhere in particular. You might land inside a cramped Midwestern garage with The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” crackling through the radio, in a gutted London loft reverberating with the clash of drum and …

Rancid announce new album, Trouble Maker, share “Ghost of a Chance” — listen

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East Bay pop punk veterans Rancid are going on nearly 25 years together, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down. Today, they’ve announced a new album called Trouble Maker, due for release on June 9th through Epitaph Records. It’s the band’s ninth full-length to date and the follow-up to 2014’s Honor is All We Know. Trouble Maker spans 19 …

Sløtface announce debut album, Try Not to Freak Out, share “Magazine” — listen

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Photo by​ Martin Høye ​​Sløtface delivered one of the best punk songs of 2016 with “Sponge State”, and they’re now set to share even more catchy rock jams with their debut album. The Norwegian outfit has announced Try Not to Freak Out, set for a September 15th release via Propeller Recordings. According to a press release, the album promises to be “explicitly gendered,” with …

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 …

10 Songs by The Clash That Made Films Better

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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, Editor-in-Chief Michael Roffman explains how the band’s …

Ranking: Every Album by The Clash from Worst to Best

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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, Ryan Bray and Tyler Clark dissect …