We’re slowly getting closer to the April 8 release date for OFF!’s brand new album, Wasted Years. It features the first single Void You Out, and will be epic.
The always epic Bayside have finally dropped their brand new album, Cult, through independent heavyweights Hopeless Records. Eleven new songs to hold us over til the NEXT album!
AFI copyists Energy have released a seven song tribute EP to The Misfits, cleverly titled, erm, A Tribute To The Misfits. No, I am NOT making this up.
New Jersey emo/pop-punk pioneers Midtown are reuniting to perform at this years’ Skate And Surf Festival. Here’s hoping they tour!
March 28 sees Ballarat Ramonescore heroes The Savages team up with Geelong/Melbourne hardcore punks Hopes Abandoned for an insane show at the Brunswick Hotel. Forte territory represent, yo! The Murderballs and The Fckups round out the bill!
Geoff Kresge has parted ways with Tiger Army, citing the bands’ inactivity as his primary reason for quitting. The band hasn’t put out a new record since 2007′s Music From Regions Beyond, and stopped touring in 2008, so his frustration is totally understandable. The band has obviously lost a LOT of monentum, so we’ll just have to wait and see if frontman Nick 13 gets sick of being a solo artist and gives Tiger Army another shot…
Andrew Seward (Human Parts, ex Against Me!) now hosts his own web series. For reals! It’s called Sound Off, and will focus on live in-studio performances by hardcore bands. How cool is that? Already lined up for screen time: Deafheaven, OFF!, Youth Code and Rotting Out!
New Jersey Emo rock combo (how many of them ARE there?!) Taking Back Sunday are also back in business with their brand new album, Happiness Is. It’s out through Hopeless Records on March 18.
Los Angeles Pop-punk veterens The Muffs are readying the release of their first new studio album in a decade! Yes, it’s been TEN YEARS since they dropped Really Really Happy! It’ll also be their first record for new label Burger Records.
Weezer will spend the month of April playing a string of club dates around the US following a free show at Univeral Studios on March 29. The bands’ ninth studio album (ninth!) is due later in the year. It seems like just yesterday that they vanished up their own bums in the wake of the release of their ground breaking second album, Pinkerton album. They’ll never top it, but kudos to them for persevering!
Local bands, if you have anything to plug, I’m always down to promote your events and projects! Keep people in the loop, itll be good for you – true story! Get in touch!
Until next time, boils and ghouls, stay cool. Seriously, its been crazy hot lately!
Written by Chris Cruz