Punk & Hardcore
With Joe Hansen
CJ Ramone has announced the upcoming release of a new studio album. Entitled American Beauty, the album will be out on Fat Wreck Chords on Friday March 17. It has been confirmed that Ramone’s backing band will continue to feature Adolescents members Steve Soto and Dan Root on guitar.
Crossover thrash punks Iron Reagan have announced the upcoming release of their third studio album. Entitled Crossover Ministry, the album is to be released Friday February 3. The band has also released a video for their new single Bleed the Fifth taken from the upcoming album.
Massachusetts hardcore veterans Bane have released a trailer for a documentary on the band. After breaking up after their farewell tour in 2016, the documentary will feature the band’s history, final tour and final show. Bane released their final album Don’t Wait Up in 2014.
Trash punk rockers Pissed Jeans – who are totally rad and should be on your stereo nonstop if you’re into cool rock‘n’roll – have released a new single from their upcoming album Why Love Now. The full length will be out Friday February 24 on Sub Pop.
Melbourne’s Camp Cope have announced an upcoming national tour joined by fellow Melbourne post-punks Cable Ties. The band will play an all ages show at NGV as part of the NGV Summer Series event on Sunday February 26.
Bad Religion frontman and university professor Greg Graffin has announced the release of his upcoming solo album, Millport. Graffin has released a single taken from it called Making Time. The album will be released Friday March 10 on Anti Records.
The Smith Street Band frontman Wil Wagner has announced a national solo tour this February. With great supports from Laura Stevenson, Ian Graham and Iona Cairns, all four will play the Melba Spiegeltent on Wednesday February 22, Thursday February 23 and Friday February 24.
Chicago noise punks Meat Wave have announced the upcoming release of their second full length album. Entitled The Incessant, the album was recorded with fellow Chicago native and legendary producer Steve Albini. The record is due for release on Friday February 17.