Hayley Williams always knew her debut solo album, Petals for Armor, would be a detour, but she still felt anxious about getting Paramore back together after several years apart. But on the first day she, Taylor York, and Zac Farro reconnected at a Nashville studio space, those nerves quickly melted into relief.
Filmmaker Bryan Davis has released a short documentary about the closing of Inner Ear Studio's long running location in Arlington, Virginia. The nine minute feature is constructed from an interview with studio owner/operator Don Zientara. Last year, Zientara was forced to close the current location as the building was being demolished for an aerts district. You can watch the full documentary below.
In 2020, Classics of Love released World of Burning Hate its first new music in eight years. At the time, there were talks of a vinyl release, but it has been relatively quiet since then. Well, finally, we now know there will be a vinyl pressing of the record, out via Asian Man Records. AMR head Mike Park took to instagram to show a test press of the new record, which will have six tracks on one side and an etching on the other. Park suggested that the release will be out in roughly six months. You can see the post below.
One of the leading brands of the music industry has decided to get back in the show. Big news coming from the music world this year. The Chiansmokers are returning to the stage after the long pause. Fans all over the world are going crazy after this revelation. Where Were...
Proper have announced that they will be releasing a new album. The album is called The Great American Novel and will be out digitally on March 25 and physically on April 29 via Big Scary Monsters and Father/Daughter Records. The album was produced by Bartees Strange. The band have also released a video for their new single "Milk and Honey" that was directed by vocalist Erik Garlington. The song features Jer Hunter of Skatune Network/We Are the Union on horns and backing vocals by Lily Mastrodimos of Long Neck. Proper. will be touring the UK in 2022 and released I Spent The Winter Writing Songs About Getting Better in 2019. Check out the video and tracklist below.
Psywarfare, which is the noise project helmed by Dwid Hellion of Integrity, have released a new limited edition live album. It's called Live @ Cherry Bar and was recorded in Melbourne, Australia on 02/08/2020. It runs about 30 minutes and is out now via Contraband.
Manchester based punk band WYRES have released a video for their new song "Circles". The video was shot and edited by Kyle Webster and Ema Crompton. This is the band's first single. Check out the video below.
Toronto based punks Sham Family have released a video for their new song "Plaque Protection". The video was filmed and edited by Connory Ballantyne. The song is off their upcoming self-titled EP out January 21 via Wavy Haze Records. Check out the video below.
Lee Ving of Fear has posted an item stating that the band is recording a new album. The new LP would be the band's first album of new material in over 20 years. (They did re-record their debut in 2012). You can see the post right here.
Le Butcherettes and Death Valley Girls have announced a split EP. The split features a new song by Death Valley Girls called "When I'm Free" and a cover of Death Valley Girls' "The Universe" by Le Butcherettes. Physical copies will be out February 11 via Suicide Squeeze Records. Death Valley Girls released Under the Spell of Joy in 2020. Le Butcherettes released their EP Don't Bleed in 2020 and their album Bi/MENTAL in 2019. Check out the songs below.
Young Guv has announced a handful of shows in March on the West Coast. Scowl, Color Green, Toner, and Kora Puckett will be playing on select dates. Young Guv will be releasing Guv III on March 11 via Run For Cover Records and Hand Drawn Dracula and released GUV 1 and GUV II in 2019. See the dates below.
Knuckle Puck have announced that they will be releasing a new EP. The EP is called Disposable Life and will be out February 4 via Wax Bodega Records. The band have also released their new single "Gasoline". Knuckle Puck will be touring this winter and spring with Hot Mulligan, Meet Me @ The Altar, and Anxious and released their album 20/20 in 2020. Check out the song and tracklist below.
Jawbreaker have added a few more dates to their Dear You anniversary shows. See below to check out the new dates. Tickets are available now for presale and will be on sale to the general public on Friday.
Austrian Metallic hardcore band Implore will release a new single, "The Burden of Existence" on January 19th. The single will be out via Church Road Records. The band spoke about the track: "The Burden of Existence is the agonizing tale of enduring life, with its different stages and consequences. At times the beauty of nature is enough to justify the principle of universal finality." The band previously released two albums on Century and are expected to release an album on Church Road after the single.
Gel and Taking Meds have announced shows together for February. The bands will be playing four dates in the East Coast. The poster was created by BillyTLyons. Gel will be touring this March and released their EP Violent Closure in 2021. Taking Meds released Terrible News from Wonderful Men in 2021. Check out the dates below.
Protest the Hero have announced rescheduled Canadian tour dates. The dates were originally set to take place in March but have been moved to June. All previously purchased tickets will remain valid at the new dates and refunds are available. Protest the Hero released Palimpsest in 2020. Check out the new dates below.
Generacion Suicida and Dark Thoughts are going on tour. Both bands link up for a few dates in March and then again for a string of dates in May. Marissa Paternoster of Screaming females and Radioactivity open some of the dates, which you can see below. Dark Thoughts released Must Be Nice in 2020. Paternoster released Peace Meter in 2021.
Californian punk band Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries have announced February shows for the West Coast. Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries released their self-titled album in 2018. Check out the dates below. DateVenueCity. Feb 11Bob Baker's Marionette TheaterLos Angeles, CA (w/Polartropica) Feb 12Puscifer The StoreJerome, AZ (w/Lucky Baby...