Two for TUESDAY! First up: Anti-Flag’s career-spanning collection—A Document of Dissent: 1993-2013—is out today! Comprised of 26 tracks, culled from nine full-length albums and spanning six labels, it is THE essential Anti-Flag release. Curious to hear a track? Well, today Esquire is presenting the re-mastered classic, “Underground Network,” and you can hear it here! After you’ve listened, check out a new interview with bassist Chris #2, view their tour dates and order your copy today!
Up next we have the brand new 7" from the boys of the heartland, The Copyrights! It’s pop-punk at its finest; with instant hooks and catchy melodies, No Knocks is a must have. Don’t believe us? Well, watch the video for the title track and then grab your copy of wax here. Don’t forget to catch them on tour as they’ll be tearing up the States all summer!
What do punk rockers and craft brewers have in common? Apparently a lot! Check out Champion Brewery getting cozy with NOFX and Against Me!
“The optimal balance of maturity and immaturity is right there in the title, so throw on Never Hungover Again when you’re still looking to get into dumb shit, but you just want to be smarter about it.” - Pitchfork
“California's Joyce Manor drop pearls of pop-punk wisdom: songs that are rich in melody, short in length, and colored with a gentle-hearted loneliness.” - Spin
‘With albums shorter than it takes to watch an episode of Space Ghost Coast to Coast; the punk band can pack an emotional wallop with as much as a yelp.” - NPR
“The world needs this album now.” - Grantland
Joyce Manor plays a record release show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY TODAY and will follow that with hometown shows on Thursday July 24 at Amoeba Records (Hollywood) and a SOLD OUT show at The El Rey in Los Angeles, CA on Friday July 25 with support from Tony Molina and Winter Break. To get into today’s record release show in Brooklyn, NY at Rough Trade you must purchase the new album at the store. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 7pm show.
Never Hungover Again was recorded with friend and producer Joe Reinhardt in Hollywood's Lair studio and mixed by Tony Hoffer who is known for his work with Supergrass, Belle and Sebastian, M83 and Phoenix. If there’s a feeling to Never Hungover Again, says Barry, it’s a feeling he can’t quite pin down—some complex thing that’s part anger and part sadness. It's the loneliness when you’re surrounded by people and that lostness when everything you’ve wanted seems to be right in front of you. And if there’s a single moment that defines Never Hungover Again, it’s the way “The Jerk” ends with feedback and a chord ringing over Barry’s last shout of “It all goes wrong!”—because despite the confusion and sorrow and resignation, it somehow sounds so right.
Joyce Manor will play FYF Fest on Saturday, August 23 in addition to a short run with Brand New. Then the band will embark on their first ever North American headlining tour in support of Never Hungover Again.
Joyce Manor Tour Dates
Jul 22 Brooklyn, NY - Rough Trade
Jul 24 Los Angeles, CA – Amoeba Records
Jul 25 Los Angeles, CA - The El Rey (Record Release Show – SOLD OUT)
Aug 23 Los Angeles, CA - FYF Fest
Aug 28 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
Aug 30 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
Aug 31 Seattle, WA - The Showbox SoDo
Sept 01 Vancouver, BC - Vogue Theatre
Sept 03 Denver, CO - Marquis Theatre
Sept 04 Lawrence, KC - Jackpot Music Hall
Sept 05 St Louis, MO - Firebird
Sept 06 Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Sept 07 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock Social Club
Sept 09 Grand Rapids, MI - The Pyramid Scheme
Sept 10 Detroit, MI - Magic Stick Lounge
Sept 11 Cleveland, OH - Grog Shop
Sept 12 Toronto, ON - Hard Luck
Sept 13 Danbury, CT - Heirloom Arts Theatre
Sept 14 Boston, MA - The Sinclair
Sept 15 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
Sept 16 Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel
Sept 17 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer
Sept 19 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
Sept 20 Atlanta, GA - Mammal Gallery
Sept 21 Jacksonville, FL - 1904 Music Hall
Sept 23 Orlando, FL - Backbooth
Sept 24 Tampa, FL - Epic Problem
Sept 26 Houston, TX - Walter's Downtown
Sept 27 Austin, TX - Red 7
Sept 30 Albuquerque, MN - Gasworks
Oct 01 Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
Oct 02 San Diego, CA - Irenic
Aug 28-Sep 01 supporting Brand New
Sep 03-Oct 02 The Exquisites supporting
Old Man Markley is taking a well-deserved break after touring nearly non-stop following the release of last year’s sophomore album, Down Side Up. While on their travels, they stopped at the infamous annual Punk Rock Bowling festival in Las Vegas and filmed a video for “Train of Thought.” A contemplative song whose sentiment really captures the life of a road worn and weary touring band, you can watch the video at Vice/Noisey right now. Make sure to follow Old Man Markley on Instagram and Twitter as they’ll be keeping everyone updated on what they have in store for 2015! Read what Old Man Markley had to say about their video below:
The song “Train of Thought” seemed appropriate to film at PRB… With so many activities to pull you in any direction – bowling, shows, pool parties and things we shouldn’t mention here. In this video we captured anyone that crossed our “trains” path and included them in the filming! This song was written by Joey Garibaldi and Todd Fenton, who aptly describes the song: “Control is an illusion, except when you’re out of it. Same could be said for perception. The mistakes of the past and pressures from the future are what make us the same, not different.” We hope the video reflects the chaos and serendipitous nature of crossing paths with people and being open to the experiences that follow such interactions.
NOFX reflect on 20 years of Punk In Drublic in this Alternative Press piece!
Two things you can always rely on from Morning Glory: compelling, engaging music and innovative, boundary-pushing videos. They’ve outdone themselves on their latest video, which is more like a short film set to music. Directed by Christopher J. Aran and culled from their latest album War Psalms, “I Am Machine Gun” is premiering at Big Cheese Magazine. Morning Glory is currently bringing their eclectic brand of punk rock around Europe; don’t miss them! And if this is your first time watching a Morning Glory video, do yourself a favor and check out their past videos.