Jim Lindberg Shares New Single “The Palm of Your Hand”

PERFORMING AT BEACHLIFE FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

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Most known for his role as songwriter and lead singer of punk rock band Pennywise, Jim Lindberg has been making inspiring, thought-provoking music since the 1990’s. Musically, he is influenced by an array of genres from punk and folk music to old school country and americana. Lyrically, Jim takes inspiration anywhere from transcendental philosophers to real-life events; seeking always to tell a story or find the answers to life’s big questions. Today, Lindberg shares the first glimpse of his acoustic solo project with the track “The Palm of Your Hand” produced by Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Lucero, Flogging Molly). The track features David Hidalgo Jr. (Social Distortion) on drums, Joe Gittleman (The Mighty, Mighty BossTones, Avoid One Thing) on bass, and Marc Orrell (The Dropkick Murphy’s, The Walker Roaders) on guitar. Check it out here

Lindberg began writing “The Palm of Your Hand” over fifteen years ago, coming up with the chorus at the time but the song remained predominately unfinished until 2020 when he entered the studio to work on his forthcoming solo record. “I wanted to create two fictional characters who are struggling with shame, guilt, and self-delusion to match the chorus lyric and so that’s how ‘Left-Handed Sal’ and ‘Walleyed Sally’ were created,” notes Lindberg. “It’s a song about two people who for one reason or another can’t seem to get out of their own way and end up inflicting all kinds of damage on the people around them. The only way they’ll get out from under all their problems is to ‘Let that ego drop’ and let their feelings show. The answer is right there in front of them, in ‘the palm of your hand’”

CHECK OUT “THE PALM OF YOUR HAND” NOW

This weekend, Jim Lindberg will perform at BeachLife Festival in Redondo Beach, California alongside Jane’s Addiction, Cage the Elephant, Trever Keith of Face to Face, and many more. Lindberg has curated the lineup for the festivals’ “SpeakEasy” stage. The stage will also feature a pop-up art gallery provided by Punk Rock & Paintbrushes, which highlights artwork from some of the Festival’s musicians and local artists. For more information, visit Beachlifefestival.com

JIM LINDBERG BY BRENT BROZA

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Drain Signs To Epitaph + Shares “Watch You Burn”

DRAIN
JOINS EPITAPH RECORDS

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Epitaph Records is pleased to welcome Santa Cruz-bred hardcore quartet Drain to the family!

Today, the Northern California-based band shares their new single “Watch You Burn,” produced and engineered by Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Rotting Out). “’Watch You Burn’ is a pissed off and in your face song that I wrote after hitting a breaking point this year,” explains vocalist Sammy Ciaramitaro. “Lyrically, it is exactly what I felt like I needed to say to convey the way that I had been feeling, while also being the exact words that I needed to hear at that point in my life. I was in a really dark place and I used my mindset and troubled environment as fuel to create and make a positive out of a negative. Life handed me lemons and I made a badass song out of it”

“WATCH YOU BURN”
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Since their formation in 2014, Drain has released two EPs and one full-length record; Over Thinking (2016), Time Enough at Last (2017), and their debut record California Cursed (2020). The band takes heavy influence from thrash, and ’80s to ’90s hardcore mixed with a modern influence.

Having gained notoriety for their energetic and chaotic live shows over the years, Drain will be on tour this fall as direct support for Terror. Additionally, the band will play a handful of dates with REGULATE. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit https://www.drain831.com/.

DRAIN TOUR DATES
supporting TERROR
9/6         Phoenix, AZ                   The Rebel Lounge
9/7         Henderson, NV              Eagle Aerie Hall – SOLD OUT
9/8         Los Angeles, CA            Lodge Room – SOLD OUT
9/9         Anaheim, CA                 Chain Reaction – SOLD OUT
9/10       San Diego, CA               Soda Bar – SOLD OUT
9/11       Santa Cruz, CA              Santa Cruz Vets Hall
9/12       Sacramento, CA            Holy Diver
9/14       Salt Lake City, UT         Kilby Court
9/15       Denver, CO                    Globe Hall
9/17       Dallas, TX                      Three Links
9/18       San Antonio, TX            Vibes Underground
9/19       Houston, TX                   The Secret Group
9/20       Austin, TX                      Empire Control Room
9/21       Oklahoma City, OK        89th Street
9/22       Memphis, TN                 Growlers
9/23       Nashville, TN                 Studio 615 – SOLD OUT

with REGULATE
10/15     Hingham, MA                 Sons Of Italy
10/16     Philadelphia, PA            The F.U. Church
10/17     Oakdale, NY                  Shakers Pub

Drain is Sammy Ciaramitaro (vocals), Cody Chavez (guitar), Mike Durrett (bass), and Tim Flegal (drums).

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The Muslims Announce New Album

THE MUSLIMS
ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

FUCK THESE FUCKIN FASCISTS
OUT DIGITAL SEPTEMBER 24
& ON CD/VINYL NOVEMBER 5

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Durham, NC punk band The Muslims have announced their forthcoming album Fuck These Fuckin Fascists. The band’s Epitaph Records debut is out digitally September 24 and on CD/Vinyl November 5.

Taking inspiration from classic punk and afropunk roots, they have successfully synthesized the “fuck you” energy of the oppressed into an ass-kicking, head-smashing, fascist-punching sonic experience. Fuck These Fuckin Fascists, is the ultimate sing-along anthem against all forms of oppression. It’s the perfect balance of humor, tenderness and political rage, wrapped in affirmations for oppressed peoples. Musically, The Muslims continue to bring dynamic melodies to the foundation of classic punk riffs, sprinkled with out-of-this-world rhythmic outbursts. Lyrically, the band unapologetically uses music as a vessel to call out racism, the American political landscape, and white supremacy.

The band’s leader and resident bad Muslim, Sheikh QADR, draws songwriting inspiration from trailblazing Black artists, such as Bobby Hackney Sr. (Death), Nina Simone, Jimi Hendrix, and Poly Styrene (X-Ray Spex), while drummer Ba7Ba7 and bassist Abu Shea blend their diverse musical backgrounds to drive a noisy-melodic truck into your face.

Today, the band share their new single “Unity,” a song dedicated to activists fighting to make change and call out the hypocrisies in government policy. “Love is an action word that demands of us to speak up and fight, passionately, for the future we all deserve,” proclaims vocalis QADR.  “I’m so tired of their belligerent screams for ‘UNITY,’ corny dances and symbolic gestures. We don’t want Harriet Tubman on a fuckin $20, we want reparations and no more racist police.”

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FUCK THESE FUCKIN FASCISTS TRACKLIST
1.    Hands Up, Don’t Shoot
2.    Crotch Pop A Cop
3.    Unity 
4.    Illegals 
5.    Kill Your Masters
6.    Fuck These Fuckin Fascists
7.    IDGAF 
8.    Coronavirus
9.    GCDC 
10.  Froot of The Loom 
11.  Live Laugh Lead 
12.  John McCain’s Ghost Sneaks Into The White House And Tea Bags The President

The Muslims formed in 2017, brought together by the aftermath of the 2016 election. They have since released three albums The Muslims (2018), Mayo Supreme (2019), Gentrified Chicken (2020), and one EP Inshallah: Tomorrow We Inherit the Earth (2020).

The Muslims are QADR (vocals/guitar), Abu Shea (bass), and Ba7ba7 (drums).

THE MUSLIMS BY CHRIS CHARLES

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SUZI MOON DEBUTS VIDEO FOR “NUTHIN’ TO ME”

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Los Angeles, CA – SUZI MOON has just released her video for “Nuthin’ To Me” which can be seen exclusively over at GRIMY GOODS. The song comes from Moon’s critically acclaimed Call The Shots 3 song EP, the debut solo release for the former CIVET member and TURBULENT HEARTS frontwoman. The video, like her others, was self-directed and edited.

It is available to watch here: https://www.grimygoods.com/2021/08/06/premiere-punk-rocker-suzi-moon-drops-new-video-for-her-single-nuthin-to-me/

“Nuthin’ To Me is a classic “fuck you” song about running into an ex-lover and realizing that they no longer hold a place in your heart. In fact, you can’t remember why you fell in love with them in the first place. It is one of those tunes that wrote itself in 10 minutes, the words & melody came pouring out of me. The chorus was so direct & straight to the point that I felt like there was no reason to add extra lyrics. I said what I needed to say. Repeating the hook over and over again continues to be a cathartic and empowering mantra,” says Moon.

The video, which once again showcases Moon’s directorial and editing chops, highlights her love for old B horror movies & weird burlesque videos from the 60s. “Visually, I knew I wanted a black & white video to reflect the mood of the song. I definitely see a story in there, others may see something completely different. It’s up for interpretation! I hope that viewers enjoy the weird, wild ride,” Moon adds.

Since the release of her debut EP to rave reviews, Moon is finally getting ready to hit the road. Moon and her crew will be playing songs from her EP plus a few more surprises!


Catch SUZI MOON live:
09/09/2021 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fire
09/10/2021 – Brooklyn, NY – Our Wicked Lady
09/11/2021 – Artemas, PA – Four Quarters – Camp Punksylvania

Find SUZI MOON online:

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THE LINDA LINDAS SHARE NEW TRACK “OH!”

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SONG FEATURED IN TRAILER FOR
NETFLIX’S “THE CHAIR”

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Los Angeles-based, all-female punk band The Linda Lindas have released their highly anticipated new single “Oh!“’Oh!’ is one of the first songs we collaborated on during the pandemic, masked and distanced on the front porch,” recalls the band. “It started with the main riff and progression Bela brought to the band. Eloise wrote the verses and Lucia and Mila wrote the choruses. The song deals with trying to help out someone and having it blow up in your face.”

Along with the track, the band share their colorful and fun video directed by Ryan Baxley (Best Coast, The Regrettes, Charlie Hanson) featuring American skateboarder and photographer Ray Barbee. When coming up with the video concept the band worked backward from the single artwork featuring Polaroid photos of themselves and imagined a world where these photos come to life. Check out the music video for “Oh!” here.

The track is featured in the trailer for the upcoming Netflix series “The Chair” starring Golden Globe winning actress, Sandra Oh. The Chair follows Dr. Ji-Yoon Kim (Oh) as she navigates her new role as the Chair of the English department at prestigious Pembroke University. Ji-Yoon is faced with a unique set of challenges as the first woman to chair the department, and as one of the few staff members of color at the university. Check out the trailer, here.

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ABOUT THE LINDA LINDAS
Formed in 2018, The Linda Lindas first played together when former Dum Dum Girls frontwoman Kristin Kontrol invited them to take the stage to play covers for Girlschool LA (a music and ideas festival focused on connecting and empowering women-identified artists, leaders, and voices). After forming their own band and playing DIY gigs around Los Angeles, they were asked to open for punk icon Alice Bag and for seminal riot grrrl band Bikini Kill at one of their 2019 reunion shows at the Hollywood Palladium. In time, the band began writing their own material, including a song featured in the 2020 Netflix documentary The Claudia Kishi Club.

The Linda Lindas released their self-titled, self-released debut EP in 2020 showcasing their high-energy and heartfelt brand of punk, naming Jawbreaker, The Go-Go’s, and The Alley Cats among their inspirations. Months later, they appeared in a key scene of Amy Poehler’s Moxie!

In May 2021, The Linda Lindas’ set at the Cypress Park branch of the L.A. Public Library was streamed as an AAPI Heritage Month event (the band members are Asian American, Latinx, or both). The bands blistering performance of “Racist, Sexist Boy,” amassed over four million views on Instagram, and earned major praise from the likes of Hayley Williams, Questlove, Flea, and members of Rage Against the Machine and Sonic Youth.

The Linda Lindas are Eloise (vocals, bass), Mila (vocals, drums), Bela (vocals, guitar), and Lucia (vocals, guitar).

PHOTO CREDIT: ALICE BAXLEY

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CLOWNS SHARE NEW SONG/MUSIC VIDEO FOR “SARAH”

“SARAH,” WAS PRODUCED BY WOODY ANNISON (THE LIVING END) AND CO-WRITTEN WITH MATT SQUIRE (ONE DIRECTION, PANIC! AT THE DISCO)

WATCH: “SARAH” VIDEO (VIA YOUTUBE)

OUT NOW DIGITALLY ON ALL PLATFORMS

    Credit: Nick Manuell                                                           


Today, we’re psyched to share a brand-new CLOWNS song off their upcoming double A-side 7,” Does It Matter? Out November 19th and available for pre-order, you can hear the second single, “Sarah,” blazoning over on our YouTube channel. Watch the video, then pre-order it via our webstore.  Next, dive into what vocalist Stevie Williams had to say about their new track below: 

Sarah -I’ve never met a Sarah that I haven’t liked. It’s a great name that seems to breed excellent qualities in people. That being said, the Sarah we are referring to metaphorically in this song is the hormone serotonin, and oh boy, is our Facebook relationship status “it’s complicated.” 

Our new song “Sarah” explores the idea of how love can be like a drug. Dizzying highs and soul-destroying lows. It can elevate your life to heights you never knew were possible but can at the same time be life-crushingly addictive. We all love Sarah, don’t we? But what happens when she goes away? Why does she go away so often? How come we are so smitten in her presence and yet so surprised when she leaves, especially after a lifelong history of this ambivalent behaviour? It’s love and lackluster for all of us with love and Sarah. 

We recorded this song at Red Door studio with producer Woody Annison (The Living End) and co-wrote the tune with Matt Squire (One Direction, Panic! At The Disco). 

Australia/New Zealand, Damaged Records has you covered.  

The USA & beyond, HIT PLAY!

2020 was going to be a colossal year for CLOWNS. The Melbourne, Australian five-piece was locked into worldwide touring to support their 2019 full-length and FAT debut, Nature/Nurture. The album included 11 blistering songs that veered from frantic punk to slower, more nuanced, and psychedelic-tinged rock. However, before the band could really roll out their epic touring plans, that nettlesome global pandemic hit, and the world was shut down.  
 
Luckily, CLOWNS are not one to rest on their laurels and harnessed their solitude to write music. The pause on being an active band allowed the group to record a batch of new songs, with two standing out as their favorites. Out November 11th, you’ll get a healthy dose of quarantine-blues curing melody in the form of their double A-side single Does It Matter?
 
“Does It Matter?” was the first single to be released in May of 2020 and is about breaking the law, says CLOWNS vocalist Stevie Williams. “We all do it sometimes-and if you say you don’t, then chances are you are a liar or a coward. Musically, we wrote this song during lockdown as the world was melting around us.” The single is a hook-heavy raucous number that demonstrates the prowess of their current lineup. Now completed by drummer and founding member Jake Laderman, vocalist Stevie Williams, bassist/vocalist Hanny J and guitarists Rod Goon and Cam Rust. 
 
The second A-side single, “Sarah,” completes the release with the kind of sound that you’ve come to expect from Clowns:  blazing guitars, huge vocals, and infectious melodies. Vocalist Stevie Williams expands, “Sarah explores the idea of how love can be like a drug. Dizzying highs and soul-destroying lows. It can elevate your life to heights you never knew were possible, but can at the same time, be life-crushingly addictive.” The song was recorded at Red Door studio with producer Wood Annison (The Living End) and co-wrote the tune with Matt Squire (One DirectionPanic! At The Disco). 
 
Additionally, in 2019, CLOWNS started a record label/booking agency called Damaged who’ll release Does it Matter?, in Australia, with FAT distributing the release everywhere else. What’s next for CLOWNS? Vocalist Stevie Williams shares, “While we feel happy to be living a relatively normal life after our COVID episode, we are still unable to leave Australia and tour. We’re using this time as wisely as possible, writing all kinds of new music and playing shows where we can. Expect lots of new tunes until it’s legal for us come to you!”

The Effens – New song “Punishment” out now!

Punishment” is a sweet yet sinister love song. It’s about all the ways that someone can control another by ‘caring’ or ‘helping’ them. You can put yourself in the role of caregiver and have it become such a deep rooted part of your identity that you actually don’t want the person you ‘care’ for to get better.
 
This song is written from the point of someone who is sabotaging an individual just enough so that they are unable to become independent and will continue to rely on their ‘caregiver.’

Hear “Punishment,” taken from our upcoming EP, Eventually (out July 30th), on your preferred streaming platform.  

Do I get what I want, when she sets fire? The narrator of this song needs to be with someone who ‘sets herself on fire’ to feel like they are needed. Maybe they are admitting this to themselves for the first time in this cycle or maybe this admission is part of the cycle as well.

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Quicksand Announce New Album – Distant Populations

QUICKSAND
ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

DISTANT POPULATIONS
OUT AUGUST 13 DIGITALLY
& SEPTEMBER 24 ON VINYL

SHARE NEW TRACK “MISSLE COMMAND”

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ANNOUNCE FALL HEADLINING TOUR

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New York City post-hardcore band Quicksand have announced their fourth studio album Distant Populations out digitally August 13 and on vinyl September 24 via Epitaph Records.

Recorded at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Distant Populations was produced and engineered by Will Yip (The Menzingers, Code Orange, Defeater), and mixed by Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Megadeth, Avenged Sevenfold). The album is the follow-up to the critically lauded 2017 release Interiors. Sonically it has a punchier, more up-tempo sound than its predecessor, with its 11 songs being concise, carved sonic jewels boasting not a single wasted note. Its gripping lyricism and raw power leap out from the very first listening. 

Throughout the album’s 11 tracks, Quicksand explores the duality of our simultaneous existence in individual relationships and as part of a mass society, while also examining the alienation and loneliness of it all. “Everyone is on the one hand so connected with each other, and on the other hand, is so far apart.” says frontman Walter Schreifels.“We’re checking out each other’s social media and we know what everybody’s doing. But when we’re sitting in the same room together, we’re looking at our phones,” he adds point out the sad irony of it all.

Today, the band shares “Missile Command,” a song that emerged from a Quicksand rehearsal jam, recalls Schreifels, “It really kind of focuses on Sergio’s (Vega) whole motif in a very simple way. He and Alan (Cage) just have this really kind of trademark groove, and I think that really sings on this one to me. I just felt like it’s a kind of song that is very us, but we hadn’t written it yet.”  

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DISTANT POPULATIONS TRACKLIST
1.     Inversion
2.     Lightning Field 
3.     Colossus
4.     Brushed
5.     Katakana
6.     Missile Command
7.     Phase 90
8.     The Philosopher 
9.     Compacted Reality 
10.  EMDR
11.  Rodan

In support of, Quicksand will be hitting the road this fall. The headlining run will begin September 28 in Boston and wrap on October 31 in Philly. Tickets go on sale Friday, June 25. For more information, visit https://www.quicksandnyc.com/

QUICKSAND TOUR DATES

9/28        Boston, MA                    Paradise Rock Club
9/29        Asbury Park, NJ             The Stone Pony
10/1        Lancaster, PA                Tellus 360
10/2        Albany, NY                     Empire Live
10/4        Detroit, MI                      El Club
10/5        Chicago, IL                     Metro
10/6        Minneapolis, MN            Fine Line Music Cafe
10/8        Denver, CO                    Bluebird Theater
10/9        Salt Lake City, UT          Urban Lounge
10/11      Portland, OR                  Wonder Ballroom
10/12      Vancouver, BC              Rickshaw Theatre
10/13      Seattle, WA                    Neumos
10/15      San Francisco, CA        Great American Music Hall
10/16      Los Angeles, CA            Troubadour
10/18      Phoenix, AZ                   Valley Bar
10/19      Santa Fe, NM                Meow Wolf
10/21      Austin, TX                      Mohawk
10/23      Houston, TX                   Studio @ Warehouse Live
10/25      Atlanta, GA                    Masquerade (Hell)
10/26      Charlotte, NC                 The Underground
10/27      Washington, DC            Black Cat
10/29      New York, NY                The Bowery Ballroom
10/31      Philadelphia, PA            Theatre of The Living Arts

Formed in 1990, Quicksand made their full-length debut with Slip—a 1993 release praised by The A.V. Club as “a nearly flawless record that combines the irony and heaviness of Helmet with Fugazi’s penchant to dismantle sound in the most energetic ways.” Arriving in 1995, their sophomore album Manic Compression appeared at #1 on the Top Five Best Post-Hardcore Records list from LA Weekly (who noted that “if there were any justice in the world, Quicksand would have been the biggest underground band of the ’90s”).

Throughout the early ’90s, Quicksand toured with bands like Helmet, Fugazi, Rage Against the Machine, and Anthrax. After disbanding in late 1995, they reunited for a one-night performance in June 2012. They’ve since appeared at festivals like FYF Fest and Pukkelpop, and in 2013 embarked on their first North American tour in 15 years. In 2017, the band released their long-awaited third-studio album Interiors which saw Consequence of Sound praise the band for their sound “that nobody else has been able to replicate in all the time they’ve been gone.”

Quicksand is frontman/guitarist Walter Schreifels, bassist Sergio Vega, and drummer Alan Cage.

QUICKSAND BY ANNETTE RODRIGUEZ

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The Interrupters ‘Live in Tokyo!’ Out Now + Documentary Film Premiere June 24

Hellcat Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2021
Contact: michele@epitaph.com

THE INTERRUPTERS
LIVE IN TOKYO!
OUT NOW DIGITALLY & ON VINYL
CD AVAILABLE JULY 9


LIVE IN TOKYO – THIS IS MY FAMILY!
FILM PREMIERE
6/24 @ 6PM PT/9PM ET

BAND ON THE HELLA MEGA TOUR THIS SUMMER
Supporting Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer

PHOTO CREDIT: MITCH IKEDA

Los Angeles-based band The Interrupters have just released Live In Tokyo! via Hellcat Records. The live record, produced by guitarist Kevin Bivona, is taken from the band’s 2019 performance at Tokyo’s Summer Sonic Festivalin support of their latest album, Fight the Good Fight(2018).

CHECK OUT LIVE IN TOKYO! NOW

The past few years have been pivotal for The Interrupters. Fight the Good Fightdebuted #1 Heatseekers, #5 Current Rock, and #5 Current Alternative Album on the Billboard charts. The lead single, “She’s Kerosene” charted #5 at Alternative Radio in US, #1 Alternative in Canada, and #1 Rock in Canada making The Interrupters the first female-fronted band with an Alternative Radio hit since No Doubt. The follow-up single, “Gave You Everything”charted #19 at Alternative Radio in US, and #2 Rock in Canada. In addition, the band made their US TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and were featured as iHeartRadio’s On The Verge Artist (Fall 2018).

On top of this success, The Interrupters toured extensively worldwide including sold out headlining dates as well as appearances at Coachella, Punk Rock Bowling, Warped Tour (Main Stage), Hang Out, Epicenter, Sonic Temple, Aftershock Festival, Slam Dunk, Download, Hellfest, and support runs with 311 & The Dirty Heads, and Rancid to name a few.

If you’ve been fortunate enough to attend an Interrupters show, you know that it is not just your typical concert, it is an event. It is a big energy sing-a-long where everyone feels like family. “You want to go to a show to feel better, put your arm around your friend, and dance, and sing, and have a release,” notes Aimee Interrupter. “Celebrate life and forget about your problems. We want to participate in that whole exchange”

In celebration of the release, the band will premiere their documentary film Live in Tokyo – This Is My Family! on June 24 for North & South America at 6pm PT/9pm ET. The film features the live performance from Summer Sonic, behind the scenes footage, and exclusive interviews. The film will rebroadcast twice on June 25; the first being 6pm JST/7pm UTC for Asia & Australia and the second at 6pm BST/7pm CEST for UK, Europe, and Africa. Tickets will be $10 and can be purchased
via https://www.momenthouse.com/theinterrupters. During the premiere and rebroadcasts, fans will have a chance to purchase exclusive merch items.

LIVE IN TOKYO TRACK LISTING
1.    Intro / A Friend Like Me (Live)
2.    By My Side (Live) 
3.    Take Back The Power (Live) 
4.    Title Holder (Live) 
5.    She Got Arrested (Live) 
6.    Bad Guy (Live) 
7.    Gave You Everything (Live) 
8.    On A Turntable (Live) 
9.    She’s Kerosene (Live) 
10.  Family (Live) 

The Interrupters will appear as special guests on the Hella Mega stadium tour supporting Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.hellamegatour.com.

THE HELLA MEGA TOUR NORTH AMERICAN DATES:
7/29          Houston, TX                Minute Maid Park
7/31          Jacksonville, FL          TIAA Bank Field
8/1            Miami, FL                    Hard Rock Stadium
8/4            Flushing, NY               Citi Field
8/5            Boston, MA                 Fenway Park
8/8            Washington, DC         Nationals Park
8/10          Detroit, MI                   Comerica Park
8/13          Hershey, PA               Hersheypark Stadium
8/15          Chicago, IL                  Wrigley Field
8/17          Columbus, OH            Historic Crew Stadium
8/19          Pittsburgh, PA             PNC Park
8/20          Philadelphia, PA         Citizen’s Bank Park
8/23          Minneapolis, MN         Target Field
8/25          Denver, CO                 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
8/27          San Francisco, CA     Oracle Park
8/29          San Diego, CA            PetCo Park
9/1            Milwaukee, WI            Summerfest
9/3            Los Angeles, CA         Dodger Stadium
9/6            Seattle, WA                 T Mobile Park

The Interrupters are Aimee Interrupter (vocals) and the Bivona brothers (guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, drummer Jesse Bivona).

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Honey Forever Fire Out Now

Honey Forever Fire Out Now

A very Happy Record Release Day to Honey. The Philadelphia based thrash-metal group, fronted by Jay Laughlin (Turning Point / Godspeed), play it fast and heavy in the vein of early Sepultura and the beloved Powertrip. Forever Fire marks their first album with Trenton indie-label Hellminded Records. Vinyl pre-orders are available at Hellminded Records and include three vinyl variants, a very limited repressing of the bands first EP, and a shirt.

STREAM: FOREVER FIRE

Bio:  Originally, Honey wasn’t conceived as a full band project. It was more of a solo project to serve as “therapy” for singer / guitarist, Jay Laughlin (Turning Point, Godspeed). As Jay puts it, “I’ve been playing in bands non-stop since the 8th grade (1986). In 2017, I had a couple of back-to-back shitty situations which put me into a seriously dark depression. I thought maybe it was time to take a step back from playing in a band and book some studio time to make a record for myself… by myself.” These sessions would take Laughlin back to his roots — the heavy metal and hardcore music that first caught his ear and possessed him to pick up a guitar and write songs in the first place.

Towards the end of the recording sessions that became the self-released “Nightmare Come to Life” EP, it was clear that this project should become Laughlin’s next band. Jay explains, “The plan was to play everything myself, but as I was getting deeper into the recording process, I became more and more excited about how things were coming together. So, I decided to bring my friend and old bandmate, Chris Hunter in to play some lead guitar parts to complete the songs. He’s the best guitar player I’ve ever played with, and we were both struck by how much we liked the songs. So, we thought it’d be a great idea to find a drummer and a bass player so we could play these songs live.” Miles Ziskind (drums) was brought to Jay’s attention by his brother-in-law, who said, “I have a friend who’s an amazing metal drummer — you should get him for your band!” So, when the time came, Miles was the first and only drummer Jay reached out to. “Turns out my brother-in-law was absolutely right!” says Jay. Laughlin was introduced to Greg Karlowitsch (bass) by a mutual friend, “This is metal Greg, you two should start a band.” So, it was a no-brainer, Greg joined up too, and Honey (the “therapy” project) became a full band. As Jay puts it, “It seemed like it was meant to be. Miles and Greg blew me away the first time we jammed together.”

Fast-forward to early 2020. Honey is a proper band with an EP on the verge of release and live shows are booked, and then… well, we all know what happened next. The world shut down! Live music is gone for the foreseeable future. “The depression that inspired this project in the first-place kicked in all over again.” Jay laments. But there is a silver lining — Honey has since had the good fortune to sign a deal with New Jersey’s, HellMinded Records and are set to record a debut full-length album, which is scheduled for release in the early May of 2021. Jay and the band are excited for the future. Jay sums it up this way, “As much as 2020 has been doing its best to keep everything I love on hold, I couldn’t be more excited to make a record with this band at this time. Playing music that’s loud and fast with my friends will always be the best therapy!”

FFO: Power Trip, Enforced, Mindforce, Iron Reagan
 

Release Date: 5/28/21
Label: Hellminded Records
Formats: Digital | Vinyl
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Album Credits: Jay Laughlin – Vocals/Guitar
Miles Ziskind – Drums
Chris Hunter – Lead Guitar
Greg Karlowitsch – Bass All songs written by Jay Laughlin except Relentless, written by Jay Laughlin and Chris Hunter All lyrics by Jay Laughlin.
Produced by Jay Laughlin and Pete Rydberg.
Engineered and Mixed by Pete Rydberg at 1934 Studios, Philadelphia, PA 2020
Mastered by Arthur Rizk

Cover painting by Adam Burke / Nightjar Illustration

Photo:
Dave Laughlin