New Release


(March 27th, Los Angeles, CA) The provocative SoCal band RETOX have unleashed a brand new video, a heart – stopping thriller that portrays the band’s kinetic, challenging energy in their latest track release, “MATURE SCIENCE.”  Combining the jagged edges of stripped down/back-to-basics rock n’ roll with bombastic attitude and art-rock intelligentsia, using the prism of the past to look toward the potential brilliance of the future, RETOX’s YPLL arrives via Epitaph Records on May 7th, 2013.

Directed by Simon Chan, the new video features the band in a riot-like scenario, where the band kidnaps  a police officer and brings him to an undisclosed location. The  disturbing story unfolds in 2:47 minutes, ending in an intense, bloody scene that can only be fully realized by watching the video.

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Guitarist Michael Crain offers, “Retox does not in any way condone or advocate the harming of police officers. We do however feel that our society as a whole would be far safer and not as unjustly regulated if local, state, and federal law enforcement were required to memorize the lyrics to Black Flag’s “Police Story” and N.W.A’s “Fuck tha Police!”

Retox deliver a mission statement in 12 blistering tracks, the vast majority of them clocking in at two minutes or less. It’s the type of rallying battle cry that inspires lingering and dormant primal urges and too-long-suppressed societal dissatisfaction in those who encounter its punk rock lineage and postmodern crash-and-ban.

In May, the band will take their energetic live performance across North America.

PRE-ORDERS are now live for RETOX’s YPLL, which will arrive in-stores and online on May 7th. Please go to:

RETOX Tour Dates:

5/8/2013 Moonroom Denver CO
5/9/2013 Brother’s Lounge Omaha NE
5/10/2013 The Hexagon Minneapolis MN
5/11/2013 Township Chicago IL
5/12/2013 Smalls Hamtramck MI
5/15/2013 The Middle East Upstairs Cambridge MA
5/16/2013 The Acheron Brooklyn NY
5/17/2013 Pianos New York NY
5/19/2013 Golden West Cafe Baltimore MD
5/20/2013 The Milestone Charlotte NC
5/23/2013 Rudyards Houston TX
5/25/2013 Train Yard Las Cruces NM
5/26/2013 Trunk Space Phoenix AZ
5/27/2013 Punk Rock Bowling Las Vegas NV

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My Shame Is True Out April 2nd

Band To Play Live At  The 98-7fm Penthouse at The Historic Hollywood Tower Next Week

US Tour Starts April 25th

March 26th, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA –   Chicago’s celebrated punk rock cult heroes, Alkaline Trio, are set to return with the exhilarating new album My Shame Is True out April 2nd via Epitaph Records. Fans are invited to stream the album in full starting today via by going here:

On April 1st, Alkaline Trio will play an exclusive live set at  the 987FM  Penthouse at The Historic Hollywood Tower in Los Angeles. In addition, the band will hit the road at the end of the month with brooding punk rockers Bayside  and Off With Their Heads for an exuberant live tour which already has numerous sold out dates throughout the country, including Chicago LA, and NYC.

Since emerging in 1996, Alkaline Trio have become one of the punk rock’s most progressive and unique bands of the last decade, rousing a dedicated legion of passionate supporters with eight fan-adored albums and relentless world-wide touring. My Shame Is True is the next chapter in the band’s celebrated career.

What’s being said about Alkaline Trio?
 “Rockers show their punk bite is as strong as ever…” – Rolling Stone

“ A gnarled, zeitgeisty gem from the beloved Chicago outfit’s forthcoming ‘My Shame Is True…”– Spin

“…the band finds itself in its most vital place in years.” – Billboard


My Shame Is True is now available for pre-order via Epitaph by going to


Alkaline Trio Tour Dates:

4/25/2013 The Observatory Santa Ana CA SOLD OUT
4/26/2013 House of Blues San Diego CA SOLD OUT
4/27/2013 Fremont Country Club Las Vegas NV
4/28/2013 Marquee Theatre Tempe AZ
4/29/2013 Sunshine Theater Albuquerque NM
5/1/2013 Cains Ballroom Tulsa OK
5/2/2013 House of Blues Dallas TX
5/3/2013 House of Blues Houston TX
5/4/2013 Emo’s East Austin TX
5/8/2013 Revolution Ft. Lauderdale FL
5/9/2013 The Florida Theater Gainesville FL
5/10/2013 House of Blues- Orlando Orlando FL
5/11/2013 Center Stage Atlanta GA
5/12/2013 Marathon Music Works Nashville TN
5/14/2013 Cats Cradle Carrboro NC
5/15/2013 The National Richmond VA
5/16/2013 The Norva Theater Norfolk VA
5/17/2013 Rams Head Live Baltimore MD
5/18/2013 House of Blues Boston MA
5/19/2013 Toads Place New Haven CT
5/21/2013 Irving Plaza New York NY SOLD OUT
5/22/2013 Chameleon Club Lancaster PA
5/23/2013 Electric Factory Philadelphia PA
5/24/2013 Best Buy Theater New York NY SOLD OUT
5/25/2013 Water Street Music Hall Rochester NY
5/26/2013 Newport Music Hall Columbus OH
5/28/2013 House of Blues Cleveland OH
5/29/2013 Clutch Cargo’s Pontiac MI
5/30/2013 Metro Chicago IL SOLD OUT
5/31/2013 Metro Chicago IL SOLD OUT
6/1/2013 The Rave Milwaukee WI
6/2/2013 Pops St. Louis MO
6/4/2013 The Summit Music Hall Denver CO
6/4/2013 The  Venue Salt Lake City UT
6/7/2013 Showbox Showroom Seattle WA
6/8/2013 Hawthorne Theater Portland OR
6/9/2013 The Regency Ballroom San Francisco CA
6/11/2013 House of Blues West Hollywood CA SOLD OUT
6/12/2013 House Of Blues Anaheim CA
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Broadway Calls Announce West Coast Tour


January 22, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Punk rock trio Broadway Calls has announced a West Coast Tour in support of their forthcoming album, Comfort/Distraction, which is due out via No Sleep Records in North America on February 5.   The tour will kick off at the legendary 924 Gilman in Berkeley on February 16 and continue down into Mexico and back up to wrap up in San Jose at The Attic on February 28.

Broadway Calls recently teamed up with producer Bill Stevenson (NOFX, Rise Against, Descendents) for the band’s third studio album, Comfort/Distraction, which features eleven rolicking punk rock anthems, including the new song “Lucky Lighter” and the recently released track “Wildly Swinging.”

Fans are invited to pre-order the new album at

Stay tuned to for news and updates regarding Comfort/Distraction.

Broadway Calls Tour Dates:
Feb 16 – Berkeley, CA – 924 Gilman (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 17 – Fresno, CA – The CYC (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 18 – Camarillo, CA – Rock City (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 19 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 21 – Queretaro, Mexico – Teatro De La Ciudad
Feb 22 – Guadalajara, Mexico – Rock and Live
Feb 23 – Mexico City, Mexico – Foro 246
Feb 24 – Tijuana, Mexico – El Tigre Bar
Feb 25 – Murrieta, CA – The Dial (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 26 – Corona, CA – Mayas (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 27 – Victorville, CA – Shot Callers (w/My Iron Lung)
Feb 28 – San Jose, CA – The Attic (w/My Iron Lung)

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Band Announces North American Spring Tour

LA’s legendary punk heroes Bad Religion are streaming their new album True North in its entirety starting today, in front of their January 22nd album release date. In anticipation of their new release, Bad Religion have announced a North American tour starting in March of 2013 with support from  Against Me! and Polar Bear Club. Tickets for the tour go on-sale  starting this Thursday, January 17th.

To stream the new record, please go to:

True North celebrates the power of cogent punk in the face of personal pain and adversity. It is one of the band’s most emotionally accessible albums to date. Beneath the bristling guitars and surging drums exists one of the most cathartic works of the band’s career. With True North, Bad Religion deliberately revisits and refines the fast melodic Southern California sound they helped to define on albums such as Suffer, No Control and Recipe For Hate.

With a new album around the corner, Bad Religion cements their place in punk rock history with 16 studio albums, worldwide critical acclaim and countless world tours  and will continue the celebration of their distinguished career with extensive touring  in 2013, a rare intimate show in Los Angeles on January 23rd at The Echo in Los Angeles and  their  first ever appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon this January 30th.

Fans can pre-order True North by going here: and can check out the single “True North” via YouTube:

Bad Religion Tour Dates:

1/23/2013 The Echo Los Angeles CA
3/8/2013 OC Fair & Event Center Costa Mesa CA
3/9/2013 Soma San Diego CA
3/12/2013 Backstage Live San Antonio TX
3/13/2013 House of Blues Houston TX
3/14/2013 House of Blues Dallas TX
3/16/2013 The Ritz Ybor Tampa FL
3/17/2013 House of Blues- Orlando Orlando FL
3/19/2013 The Masquerade Atlanta GA
3/20/2013 War Memorial Auditorium Nashville TN
3/22/2013 9:30 Club Washington DC
3/23/2013 The Wellmont Theatre Montclair NJ
3/24/2013 Electric Factory Philadelphia PA
3/26/2013 Terminal 5 New York NY
3/28/2013 House of Blues Boston MA
3/29/2013 State Theatre Portland ME
3/30/2013 Metropolis Montreal QC
3/31/2013 Kool Haus Toronto ON
4/2/2013 St. Andrews Hall Detroit MI
4/4/2013 Newport Music Hall Columbus OH
4/5/2013 Congress Theatre Chicago IL
4/6/2013 Pops Nightclub Sauget IL
4/8/2013 Granada Theater Lawrence KS
4/10/2013 The Fillmore Denver CO
4/11/2013 In The Venue Salt Lake City UT
4/13/2013 Vogue Theater Vancouver BC
4/14/2013 Roseland Theater Portland OR
4/15/2013 Showbox SoDo Seattle WA
4/18/2013 Hollywood Palladium Hollywood CA
4/20/2013 TBD Pheonix AZ
5/26/2013 Punk Rock Bowling Las Vegas NV
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True North Delivers Maximum Intensity With Stripped Down Sound

Preeminent punk band Bad Religion will release their new album True North this January 22nd on Epitaph Records. In a world still brimming with rampant anti intellectualism, inequality and oppression, the band’s signature brand of sonically charged humanist dissent seems as relevant as ever. On their newest record, the storied band deliberately revisits and refines the powerful and melodic Southern California sound they helped to define.

“We went back to our original mission statement of short concise bursts of melody and thought,” co-songwriter and guitarist Brett Gurewitz explains. “The intent was to record stripped down punk songs without sacrificing any conceptual density.”

The album’s first single is a propulsive anthem succinctly called “F*ck You.” As the band’s singer and co-songwriter Greg Graffin explains, “If any band should have a song with that title it should be us. It just sounds like a perfect Bad Religion song.”

Listen to the new Bad Religion single “Fuck You” by going to:

Produced by the band and Joe Barresi, True North celebrates the stirring power of cogent punk in the face of pain and adversity. The result is one of the band’s most emotionally accessible albums to date.

“I think working within certain restrictions took away the mental aspect and let us devote more attention to conveying feeling,” Graffin says. “We all go through pain and the best elements of punk give us hope in those dark times.”

While some tracks such as “Robin Hood In Reverse,” “Land of Endless Greed” and “Dharma And The Bomb” ardently address pressing world issues, others like “Hello Cruel World” veer into a far more expressive terrain. The album’s title song “True North” utilizes a wall of guitars and charged beat to explore issues of alienation and loss informed by Graffin’s recent life experiences.

“The song is written from the perspective of a kid who is running away,” Graffin explains. “He says ‘I’m out of here, I’m off to find true north.’ It’s about recognizing that you don’t fit in and trying to find a truth and purpose. Those are all classic punk themes.”

“I think we both really responded to the challenge of writing short and fast songs on this record,” Gurewitz adds. “The constraints set us free. Like moves in a game of chess, there are really as many variations as there are stars in the galaxy.”

Fans are invited to pre-order the album by going here:

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Failed States Out 9/4

Band To Tour North America This Fall
August  27, 2012 – Los Angeles, CA – In anticipation of the September 4th Epitaph release, Propagandhi are streaming their brand new record Failed States in its entirety. The album stream comes as the band prepares for an all-out North American tour beginning in September.

Fans can stream the new record by going to Propagandhi’s Facebook page:  and are also invited to share the stream by posting this embeddable code:

Failed States is a milestone in Propagandhi’s musical journey as they willfully careen between brazen metallic tendencies and the ragged punk rock roots of their earlier work, picking up where their critically-acclaimed 2009 release,Supporting Caste, left off.

The first surprise for listeners will be the opening salvo “Note To Self”, a sprawling, swerving, cinematic journey through the mind of a smoldering first-world inmate, escalating into the full throttle siege of the title track, “Failed States”. The ride doesn’t get any less outrageous from there, reaching new levels of volatility with fierce, exacting tracks like the album closer “Duplicate Keys Icaro (An Interim Report)” and the borderline barbaric “Rattan Cane”. Keep your hands and feet inside the car at all times, people.

Propagandhi has created a truly monumental sixth album that is the  band’s most forward thinking and musically varied albums to date.  Failed States is not simply proof of Propagandhi’s continued dedication to pushing their musical boundaries, but an evocative (and provocative) meditation on human nature, meaning and life under an expanding, planet-wide technocracy.

Fans can pre-order Failed States now at The Epitaph Store.  Additionally, Propagandhi will kick off a North American tour in September with support from Comback Kid.  Dates are listed below.

Stay tuned to and to hear more news about Propagandhi!


Propagandhi Tour Dates:

9/25/12 London Music Hall London ON
9/26/12 Phoenix Theatre Toronto ON
9/27/12 Ritual Ottawa ON
9/28/12 La Tulipe Montreal QC
9/29/12 Hotel la Sagueneenne Chicoutimi QC
9/30/12 Imperial de Quebec Quebec City QC
10/2/12 Middle East Club Cambridge MA
10/3/12 Highline Ballroom New York NY
10/4/12 Le Poisson Rouge New York NY
10/5/12 Union Transfer Philadelphia PA
10/6/12 Otto Bar Baltimore MD
10/7/12 Altar Bar Pittsburgh PA
10/9/12 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights OH
10/10/12 Magic Stick Detroit MI
10/11/12 Town Ballroom Buffalo NY

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New Morning Glory Song!

Morning Glory’s debut Fat full length, Poets Were My Heroes, will be released on August 28th! A cathartic audio voyage from beginning to end. The album contains so many crescendos and opposing moments of reflection that when it came time to decide on which song best represented the album, we debated, hard…everyone had a favorite; but we settled on “Patiently” which does a nice job of representing the album as a whole. The verse is powered by strings (which is definitely different) and then the chorus brings a rollicking anthemic melody. It’s almost like a microcosm of the entire album. So, download it here, order your copy and get stoked to see them live! Preorders will receive a digital download link via email a week before release date. Read what Ezra from Morning Glory had to say about the song below:


Patiently… This is a kick ass song with a beautiful string section and it was one of the last songs we tracked for the new record; in part because it took a bit to save up for the string quartet. The words, especially the second verse, were written about an ex-gf who liked to destroy things, especially us. I hope she reads them one day. I really like this song, it’s got a beautiful staggered vocal section, a la “row, row, row your boat”, at around the 3 minute mark, which thoroughly frustrated Caleb, our violinist during the recording. This must be a great song cuz Fat picked it as the free download. It has a great melody and a lyrical tone which begs hope for everyone who feels like they do everything right even when no one is looking. We’ll definitely be playing it on our upcoming tour. In short, the whole record fucking sways and rocks and this is a good example of that cross section.

-Ezra Arrow Kire

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New Menzingers Release and Tour 2012


Band To Tour In Support Of Anticipated Epitaph Records Debut

Rising punk rock band The Menzingers create a rousing sound featuring crashing power chords, rock steady drumming and anthemic sing-along choruses alongside powerfully poetic everyman lyrics. The group is set to release their Epitaph Records debut album On The Impossible Past this February 21st. Fans are invited to pre-order the album by going to

On The Impossible Past was recorded at Atlas Studios in Chicago with longtime collaborators Matt Allison (Alkaline Trio, The Lawrence Arms) and Justin Yates. While the record retains all the raucous spirit of the band’s earlier efforts sonically, it’s a monumental step forward. “I think that ‘Gates’ is one of the most mature songs on the album,” guitarist/vocalist Tom May explains, referencing the tender rock song sung by Barnett that truly transcends genres. “I hope it surprises people because it’s not a straight-forward punk song with gang vocals or anything like that but it still definitely sounds like us.”
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Tomas Kalnoky Debut Solo


Toh Kay, perhaps better known to the masses as Tomas Kalnoky, frontman for Warped Tour favorites Streetlight Manifesto, will be releasing his debut solo album, titled Streetlight Lullabies on November 22, 2011 via Pentimento Music Company. The album features 10 Streetlight Manifesto songs stripped down to their acoustic bones, offering a rare glimpse into Toh Kay’s creative process. While Toh Kay began as a series of acoustic shows, it has since evolved into a fully developed musical project which strives to intimately connect listeners with the songs they treasure.

Toh Kay’s first release, You By Me: Volume 1, which came out almost exactly a year ago this November, was a split with friend and labelmate Dan Potthast and featured each covering, rearranging, and changing five of each other’s songs for the album. After select dates around the United States and the world in support of the release, Toh Kay sat down to record Streetlight Lullabies in May of 2011 at The Pentimento Recording Company, the label’s in-house studio in Southern California. The album features sparse, personal arrangements of Streetlight Manifesto favorites such as Watch it Crash, The Big Sleep and A Better Place, A Better Time.

Pre-order for Streetlight Lullabies is available through Pentimento Music at

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October 4, 2011 – Los Angeles, CA – Detroit based punk band Koffin
Kats ( ) have signed a deal with punk
label Sailor’s Grave Records (
).  The trio, which consists of Vic Victor (Vocals/Upright Bass), EZ
Ian (Vocals/Guitar) and Eric “E Ball” Walls (Drums), will release
their new album, Our Way and The Highway, on January 24.  The band is
currently on a three month long US tour giving fans a taste of the new
record along the way.

Watch Koffin Kats’ special announcement here:

Formed in 2003, the Motor City trio has worked their way up from
Detroit gutter punks to champions of the psychobilly scene with their
toxic blend of booze, tattoos and rip-roaring punk rock ‘n’ roll.
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