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Melbourne skate punks Bodyjar have announced the release of their highly successful 2000 album How It Works on vinyl, for the first time. The record will be pressed on orange and blue vinyl, in a limited run of 500 copies. The band has also announced a release show on October 3 at Northcote Social Club, with special guests Clowns. Tickets and record pre-orders available now via 24Hundred.
 
New York hardcore legends Sick of it All have announced a national tour in October. The band will play The Corner Hotel on October 9. The band continues to tour in support of their 2014 album The Last Act of Defiance. Tickets available July 10 from the venue.
 
New York City ska-core pioneers Leftover Crack have reportedly finished recording their as yet untitled new album. Guest musicians on the record are members of Bouncing Souls, Blackbird Raum and Mischief Brew. The album is to be released via Fat Wreck Chords, their first since 2004’s Fuck World Trade.
 
Long running pop-punk icons Descendents are reportedly working on a new record. In a short Facebook post by guitarist Stephen Egerton, accompanied by an image of empty candy wrappers, the band is explained to be working on new material. The band’s last record was 2004’s Cool to be You.
 
In yet another formation of a supergroup – it seems to happen every week these days – Ty Segall, Steven McDonald (Redd Kross/OFF!) and Dale Crover (Melvins) have announced their new band Broken Bat. The band has released a short teaser recording, available online now.
 
Chicago political punks Rise Against have announced a national tour in November. Last here in February supporting Foo Fighters, the band will perform at Margaret Court Arena on December 2. Tickets available June 9 from the usual outlets.
 
Melbourne’s long running metallic hardcore outfit Mindsnare have released various social media posts showing the recording of their as yet untitled new album. Although with no release date or record label announced, the band remains active and is set to play The Bendigo Hotel on August 7. The band’s last release was a 2011 split 7” with Ringworm.