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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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

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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).

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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.

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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
Purchase
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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

Ghost Twin Share Pet Ceremony

Pet Ceremony” is a tribute to the unwavering, selfless love of animals. We were thinking about how sad we’ll be when our dog dies (she is still full of puppy energy at 12!).  Animals worm their way into our hearts so easily, possibly more than people can.

Musically we were experimenting with synth-wave and French house textures, and the song evolved organically as a true collaboration between us.
https://ghosttwin.com/   Our upcoming LP, Love Songs for End Times (out June 4th on Artoffact Records), reflects on death and regret among a number of issues. At first listen we’d like for you to want to dance, followed by a good wallow and cry, and then be inspired to care about the world and all the beings that share it.   

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Quicksand Share New Single – Inversion

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“INVERSION”

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QUICKSAND BY ANNETTE RODRIGUEZ

New York City post-hardcore band Quicksand have made their long-awaited return with the new single “Inversion.” The track follows the band’s successful album from 2017, ‘Interiors.’ Thoughtful, driving, and powerful, like the long-lived band itself, the song has an emotional resonance that is only amplified by the events of the past stressed-out, locked-down year.

“The music to ‘Inversion’ was very squatter punk at first,” says frontman Walter Schreifels. “To get something going vocally I started singing in an English Niel Nausea kind of vibe (Nausea are a peace/squatter punk band from the Lower East Side of Manhattan). The lyrics reflect the push and pull of being very connected through technology while at the same time being the most emotionally isolated group of humans to ever walk the planet and fun stuff like that.” 

Today, the band have launched a colorful video with artwork by Japanese artist Tetsunori Tawaraya animated by Los Angeles-based artist Rob Fidel. Check it out here.

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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.

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THE METEORS Celebrate The Release Of Their Newest Album SKULL N BONES

Psychobilly Legends THE METEORS Celebrate The Release Of Their Newest Album SKULL N BONES With A Killer Video For “A NIGHT IN THE TOMBS!”     Los Angeles, CA – Meteors fans have been hotly anticipating the release of the band’s newest full-length album, Skull N Bones, for awhile now, but they’ve been even more eagerly awaiting an opportunity to see the band perform live. After all, The Meteors have built their reputation as one of the most outrageously raucous bands on the planet by putting together a high energy performance at every show, blending their punk rock sensibility and attitude with the swagger and style of rockabilly. Well, today The Meteors are proud to announce that the wait for their new album is finally over as Skull N Bones officially hits the street today, and accompanying the album is a fantastic new video that will at least gives fans a taste of what’s in store for them when the band is able to launch an official, full-scale world tour behind the album. The video for “A Night In The Tombs” consists of brand new footage shot while the members are in quarantine and mixed with excellent live footage of the band from older shows. It’s a genuinely thrilling way to launch the new album and is sure to get the fans clamoring for more!


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Purchase Skull N Bones:https://orcd.co/the_meteors_skull_n_bones


Skull N Bones is part 1 of a planned double album with part 2, entitled The Curse Of Blood N Bones, coming later this year!
 
Track List
SIDE A
1. Chasing Evil
2. A Night In The Tombs
3. Skull N Bones
4. Get Back In The Swamp (And Jump)
5. Changeling
6. Dateless Nights

SIDE B
1. Gary Gilmore’s Eyes
2. We Will Rise
3. The Night Comes With Me
4. Zombie Noise
5. More Demons Than Most
6. Twisted

MANNEQUIN PUSSY ANNOUNCE NEW EP PERFECT OUT MAY 21

MANNEQUIN PUSSY
ANNOUNCE NEW EP

PERFECT OUT MAY 21

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“CONTROL”

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Philadelphia indie punk band Mannequin Pussy will release their new EP Perfecton May 21. The EP is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2019 album Patience which landed the band on End of Year lists for Flood, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Spin, Vogue, and more.

Today, the band share the first look at Perfect with “Control,” with the cathartic music video directed by the band’s vocalist/guitarist Missy.

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At the start of 2020, everything was looking up for Mannequin Pussy. The band had released their third album, Patience, and was touring steadily behind it. After nearly a decade of playing, the band finally had gotten the chance to turn music into a full-time occupation. And then, COVID-19 reached the United States, rescinding life as many people knew it. For a while, it seemed like maybe the lull would be temporary, a brief pause before things could resume as they were. And then the numbers ballooned, and the months stretched on, and memories of rooms packed with strangers started to feel alien, dangerous even in imagination. Mannequin Pussy’s new Perfect EP bursts forth from those sprawling months of social isolation and internet-fueled anxiety.

After spending most of the year apart from each other and everyone else in 2020, Mannequin Pussy decided to book studio time and work together in person again. They brought two pre-written songs into the session, but opted to write new material together on the fly from the excitement of reunion. “We just figured if we forced ourselves into this situation where someone could hit ‘record,’ something might come out,” Missy says. “We’d never written that way before.” What came out of that compressed session time with Grammy Nominated producer Will Yip, are some of Mannequin Pussy’s most furious, incandescent songs yet.

PERFECT TRACK LISTING
1. Control
2. Perfect
3. To Lose You
4. Pigs is Pigs
5. Darling

Mannequin Pussy is Missy (vocals/guitar/keys), Colins “Bear” Regisford (bass), and Kaleen Reading (drums).

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