SET YOUR GOALS’ NEW ALBUM OUT IN JULY

Pop-Punk’s Hottest Band To Release This Will Be The Death Of Us On July 21
June 3, 2009 – Los Angeles, CA – Bay Area pop-punk band Set Your Goals will release their widely anticipated new album This Will Be The Death Of Us on July 21 via Epitaph Records. Produced by Mike Green (Paramore, The Matches), the album features twelve relentless tracks of balls-to-the-wall, infectious non-stop pop-punk.


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Reno Divorce

Reno Divorce’s new album “Tears Before Breakfast”, as gritty, greasy, and down-n-dirty as it gets!
In stores in the US on July 21st!!

Reno Divorce are set to unleash their finest (half) hour yet – the unrelenting punk rock n’ roll hit fest that is their new album, “Tears Before Breakfast”, with 11 melodic punk rock anthems, for the fans of Gaslight Anthems, Social Distortion, Zeke, Agent Orange, The Stray Cats,…

Originally formed in Orlando, FL in 1996 and based out of Denver, CO since 2000, Reno Divorce have built a huge fanbase across North America, toured the US and Europe several times and will continue to do so, starting with a tour of the major European Summer festivals. Reno Divorce has been nominated for Best Punk Band in Denver in Westword magazine in 2005, 2006, and 2008. They also were in the Top 10 Finalists in the 93.3 FM KTCL Hometown For The Holidays contest in 2007 & 2008, shared the stage with Reverend Horton Heat, Henry Rollins, Street Dogs, Agnostic Front, Angel City Outcasts, The Dead Kennedys, Mad Sin and many more…

Make sure to check these guys out because this is probably one of the best punkrock records of the last decade!! Hey, who are we, you don’t have to take our word for it, but still…

Aggrolites Kick Off US Tour

THE AGGROLITES KICK OFF US TOUR IN ANTICIPATION OF NEW ALBUM

Soulful Dirty Reggae Group Embarks On US Tour In Support of Their New Album, IV, Due Out June 9th
“Through sheer force of will (not to mention grooves so enticing you can’t help but fall into them), this quintet simply commands you to buy into their music, which they call “dirty reggae.” It’s rock-steady with a punk-funk edge, with frontman Jesse Wagner’s white-soul vocals and Roger Rivas’ crazy organ lines giving it a party-or-die feel.” – Kevin Bronson, buzzbands.la
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NOFX – Coaster Out Today

Fat Mike has great news to report from across the pond:

Things I learned going to Ireland: Don’t order Bushmills in Dublin.  Don’t order Jameson in Belfast.  Don’t drink too much on the ferry, or too little, cuz either way, you will get sick.

Oh, this is the important news: the NOFX record comes out today.  What’s more important is that it will be priced under $10 in every store in North America.  This is not a sale.  This is how much this CD costs, and not only that, but EVERY CD on Fat Wreck Chords will now be under $10 and most will be under $8.

No, we are not crazy.  We just think that having a very low CD price is a fair way for scene supporting music fans to support their favorite independent bands and labels.  Sound crazy?  I think it sounds reasonable.  We make less profit, but bands hopefully will sell more CDs to more people, which is why we started doing this in the first place.

Ok, I’m off the ferry now, but still seasick.  I think this whole island might be floating.

Cheers,
Mike


*NOFX – COASTER – OUT TODAY!

NOFX have your coffee table in mind today with the release of their 12th full length studio record, Coaster. Not only will Coaster protect your favorite end table from that offending gin and juice cocktail, but music is also included! That’s 12 brand new songs to sip that drink to.

And for all you athletic types, the record is also available on a vinyl 12” Frisbee! Who’s up for a game of golf? Frisbee golf that is. Wheeeee!

Stream the entire record on PunkNews.org here.
Download “The Quitter” and “Creeping Out Sara” from Coaster right now.
Watch a live interview and performance by NOFX at MySpace’s Transmission session here.
Make your own “Creeping Out Sara” music video, submit it to NOFX’s contest right here and win a bunch of free NOFX shit.
NOFX are currently finishing up their European tour with The Flatliners & Pour Habit.  Make sure to check out their summer Warped Tour dates and Fall tour in Australia and New Zealand with Bad Religion right here.

I Scream Records releases Hoods’ “Pit Beast”

I Scream Records releases Hoods “Pit Beast” on June 9th in the US!
One of the most brutal and honest West Coast Hardcore bands ever!!

This record is a must for any hard music fan, featuring 11 brutal, heart felt songs. The music is a call to arms for all those who have grown tired watching Hardcore be exploited and bastardized.

Hoods are a Hardcore institution formed by Mike Hood in 1995. Since that day the band has built a legacy that has outlasted the fakes and pretenders who have infiltrated the Hardcore scene.

Hoods have toured North America and Europe many times and can be considered as one of the hardest working bands out there. They’re on tour in the US right now and will invade Europe in May ’09. So look for Hoods at a festival or club near you soon!!

Rancid Returns to the Studio

RANCID SIGNALS RAUCOUS RETURN WITH ESSENTIAL NEW ALBUM LET THE DOMINOES FALL (JUNE 2 – HELLCAT/EPITAPH), THEIR FIRST IN SIX YEARS AND MOST TOPICAL TO DATE

GET THE RANCID WIDGET; BE THE FIRST TO HEAR THEIR NEW SINGLE “LAST ONE TO DIE”: http://www.myspace.com/rancid

SUMMER TOUR WITH RISE AGAINST KICKS OFF JUNE 4

Seminal punk band Rancid – Tim Armstrong (guitar/vocals), Lars Frederiksen (guitar/vocals), Matt Freeman (bass/vocals), and Branden Steineckert (drums) – have set June 2nd for the release of Let The Dominoes Fall (Hellcat/Epitaph), their first studio album in six years. The platinum-selling band recorded at George Lucas’ Skywalker Sound Studio, with production by Epitaph Records founder/Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz. Let The Dominoes fall features nineteen new songs, all written by Rancid. Special guest and Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Booker T contributes Hammond B3 organ on one track, “Up To No Good.”
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Black President Hits The Road

BLACK PRESIDENT SET TO HIT THE ROAD WITH BOUNCING SOULS

DRUMMER DAVE RAUN JOINS BAND AS FULLTIME PLAYER

DEBUT CD OUT NOW ON COBRA MUSIC

“BLACK PRESIDENT is a band founded on the belief that the human race is angry, greedy, simple & ugly. We believe in educating ourselves, treating the world & people around us with the same respect we would take from it. We are not “politically correct”, we’re just not ignorant”. Black President self-titled debut out now on Cobra Music.

After filling in as guest drummer on dates with TSOL Dave Raun will be joining the band full time replacing drummer Roy Mayorga. “Dave is a badass… We stayed at his house when our van broke down in Fresno on the Warped Tour and it just clicked. He came in, killed it on the TSOL tour, and has brought a whole new energy to the band. Roy is an old friend and amazing drummer who will definitely be missed. We wish him all the best and there are no hard feelings. Losing Roy for Dave is a quality problem that we can’t really complain about! We can’t wait to hit the road again in April.” States Christian Martucci


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Skarhead and I Scream Records ink worldwide deal

We are very excited to announce the signing of Skarhead for the release of their long awaited new record “Drugs, Music and Sex”.

Skarhead was founded in 1995 by Lord Ezec and released the EP “Drugs, Money, Sex” that same year.
In 1999 their follow up album, “Kings At Crime” took the worldwide hardcore scene by storm and instantaneously became one of the all time classic hardcore records.

Today 10 years after the release of “Kings At Crime” Lord Ezec is back as frontman of the worlds most infamous hardcore bands.
“Drugs, Music and Sex” is recorded and mixed by Dean Baltulonis (Sick Of It All, Madball, Agnostic Front) and produced by Lord Ezec. The album features guest appearances by some of hardcore’s greatest such as Freddy Cricien, CIV, Jorge Rosado, Jamey Jasta, Armand & Craig from Sick Of It All, Vinnie Stigma and more.

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Shirts for a Cure Set Times

shirts_4a_cure Shirts for a Cure Announces Set Times For SXSW Free Show With The Bouncing Souls and Dillinger Four

Shirts for a Cure presents a FREE SXSW showcase on Friday, March 20th at Red 7. Doors open at high noon.

The A.K.A.’s 12:30 – 1:00
Ruiner 1:20 – 1:50
Darkest Hour 2:20 – 3:05
Dillinger Four 3:25 – 4:25
The Bouncing Souls 4:45 – 6:00

First come, first served – get here early for guaranteed admittance

Hoods Sign to ISR

Hoods sign worldwide deal with I Scream Records

I Scream Records is very proud to welcome Hoods to the family.
Hoods founded in Sacramento, CA, in 1995 by Mike Hoods have grown into a Hardcore institution. Their music is a call to arms for all of those who have grown tired watching Hardcore be exploited and bastardized. Mike Hood has used his years of experience to craft one of the most brutal and honest West Coast Hardcore bands ever.
Hoods have released several albums on a number of independents and now the long-awaited new album “Pit Beast” is set for release in May 2009.

“14 years and we’re still here. Still playing Hardcore, still having fun and bringing the mosh. I had no idea when I started Hoods if we would even last a year. With so many ups and many more downs we definitely made our mark. Not only for West Coast Hardcore but all over the world. I live, eat and breathe this music”. Mike Hood

Laurens says: “We are excited to join forces with Hoods in the year I Scream Records is celebrating its 15th anniversary. They’re one of the hardest working bands out there and a great addition to our roster”

Hoods are on tour in North America in April 2009 and will invade Europe in May 2009. Make sure to check ’em out at a venue near you.

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