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 …

Yagow – S/T

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Band: Yagow Album: S/T Label: CrazySane Records Release date: 16 June 2017 Sounds like: Space rock Staring at Yagow‘s album cover and you still won’t see a sailboat. This is less a magic eye and more of the opening of a portal to a new dimension. You see, this space-y trio from Saarbrücken, Germany, are the latest edition to CrazySane’s …

Album Review: DREAMCAR – DREAMCAR

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One would be hard-pressed to count all the hats Davy Havok has worn in the 20-plus years since his career took off as the frontman of that shape-shifting creature called AFI. From hardcore punk to devil-locked goth to bespoke rock‘n’roll star, Havok has shown a remarkable ability to inhabit every archetype he can dream up, stepping into each with a …

Sheer Mag announce debut album, Need to Feel Your Love, share “Just Can’t Get Enough” — listen

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Photo by​ ​Marie Lin ​​Despite being notoriously press-shy, Sheer Mag have built quite a reputation for themselves over the past few years. Having released three EPs since 2014, the Philadelphia rockers have become live favorites, performing everywhere from Coachella to Primavera Sound. 2016 saw them methodically build upon their success, delivering one of the best late night performances and one of the best …

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 …

Speedy Ortiz cover TV on the Radio’s “Young Liars” for Planned Parenthood benefit compilation — listen

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Photo by Erik Voake With Planned Parenthood coming under increasing fire during the current administration, musicians far and wide have banded together to support the organization in any way possible. The latest effort is Cover Your Ass Vol. 1, the first installment in a series of charitable compilation cover albums From Lionfish Music. Out May 26th to comp features contributions from …

Album Review: Blondie – Pollinator

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Blondie’s intentions were clear when they released “Fun” and “Long Time” earlier this year. The two singles for their 11th studio album, Pollinator, make the case that zero time has lapsed since the band’s 1978 masterpiece, Parallel Lines. Of course, several decades have come and gone since Blondie emerged as part of New York’s punk rock scene in the mid-1970s. Whereas their CBGBs …

Idles – Brutalism

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Band: Idles Album: Brutalism Label: Balley Records Release date: March Sounds like: Getting a medal. Rachel Khoo. Vomiting on art. Loss.   “GET ON YER BIKE SHE SAID! LET THEM EAT CAKE SHE SAID!” Subtlety doesn’t really exist to a band like Idles. Brutalism, their debut album, opens the door before you’ve had time to answer, staggers into your house, …

Ampwrecked 12: New Music For Your Ears

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Mutoid Man – Melt Your Mind (Sargent House) It’s Mutoid Man! Twirling a guitar around your head, air-drumming until your wrists fall off; it’s all part of the experience spliced together by Koller, Brodsky and of course, the master that is Nick Cageao. Melt Your Mind is just over 2 minutes of speed-thrash-excellence, that’s hella melodic in places (seriously, a lot …

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 …