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Melbourne folk-rockers The Smith Street Band have announced a national tour for September surrounding their already sold out appearance at 170 Russell on the Poison City Weekender. Tour supports include Phoenix, AZ anti-folk heroes Andrew Jackson Jihad, Ohio indie rockers The Sidekicks and Melbourne’s The Sugarcanes.
 
Melbourne rehearsal studio Goatsound have released a covers album of Black Flag’s 1981 debut LP Damaged. Recorded in one day, fifteen bands including The Kill, Party Vibez, Acid Vain and Flour each contributed a track to the album, reinterpreting the record in various styles. The album is available as a pay-as-you-feel download on Goatsound’s Bandcamp, with proceeds donated to Sea Shepard Australia.
 
Melbourne blackened noise punk genre benders High Tension have released a new single Killed By Life off their upcoming second LP Bully, due out July 10. The band have announced an accompanying album release tour, with a Melbourne show on July 11, supported by I Exist, Outright and YLVA.
 
Coinciding with their Poison City Weekender appearances, Philadelphia pop punkers Modern Baseball and New York orgcore heroes Iron Chic have announced a co-headlining national tour in September. The bands will perform at Northcote Social Club on September 7. Tickets available now via Moshtix.
 
Canadian punk rock legends SNFU have announced a national tour in August, their first Australian headline tour since 1996. The band will perform at The Bendigo Hotel on August 15. Joining them on all dates will be Melbourne animal welfare punks Wolfpack. Tickets available now via OzTix and The Drunk Promoter.
 
Toronto’s Fucked Up have announced the next instalment of their Zodiac series with Year of the Hare to be released on June 16 via Deathwish.
 
Texan street punk revivalists Lower Class Brats have announced a national tour in September, with the band performing at The Bendigo Hotel on September 12 and Bar 12 in Frankston on September 13. Tickets available now via The Drunk Promoter.
 
Melbourne noise punks Batpiss have announced a release show for their upcoming LP Biomass. The band will play Howler on July 17. Tickets available now via Moshtix.
 
Melbourne punks Daybreak have announced pre-orders for their new LP Question Everything; available now through Arrest Records.
 
California skate-punk pioneers NOFX have announced a follow up to their 2009 documentary series Backstage Passport. Backstage Passport 2 will feature the band’s tours of South America, Eastern Europe and Australia, to be released on August 21 on Fat Wreck Chords.
 
Propagandhi guitarist David ‘Beaver’ Guillas has announced he’ll be leaving the band after playing in the Canadian outfit for ten years. The band has put out a press notice inviting potential replacements to email them at info@propagandhi.com.