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ALBUM REVIEW: Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6

punk goes pop volume 6The newest installment of the Punk Goes… series, Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6, was released this week and to say it is the best installment of the series in a while would be a complete understatement. For the first time in a long time, we are treated to a 13-song compilation that delivers quality as well as ingenuity.

My idea of a successful cover is when the artist changes it up enough so it’s not instantly recognizable as a cover, but not so much that the song loses what made fans fall in love with it in the first place. I think that quite a few bands have difficulty finding that balance, thus resulting in forgettable covers and, for the Punk Goes… series, unsuccessful compilations. Finally though, with the sixth volume of pop song covers, bands seem to have found that balance.

WATCH: Major League New Acoustic Song “Montreal”

Major League 2 2014Major League have released a new acoustic song called “Montreal.” No Sleep Records will feature the song on the compilation album A Comp For Mom, which you can pre-order here.

Major League will also feature “Montreal” as a full-band effort on their upcoming album, which will be released via No Sleep Records.

For more music from Major League, purchase CD here.

And to see them live on tour, buy concert tickets here.

Daisyhead Covers Jimmy Eat World Song “Work”

daisyheadDaisyhead covered Jimmy Eat World’s song “Work,” as it was streamed on AbsolutePunk yesterday.

The song will be featured on No Sleep Records’ compilation release Comp For Mom. The compilation record will be released on August 5. You can stream the song on AbsolutePunk here.

War Games To Hand Out Free Compilation CDs At Warped Tour

Warped Tour 2014The members of War Games have created a compilation CD featuring their favorite local bands from Southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. War Games bassist Andrew Calheta and singer Kyle Therrien will join others at the SelfMade Co. tent during the Vans Warped Tour this summer to hand out CDs and help sell merchandise.

You can buy concert tickets for Warped Tour 2014 here and be sure to stop by the tent to pick up a free compilation CD and check out the track listing after the jump.

Compilation: Rancid Tribute Record ‘Hooligans United’

RancidDetails have been announced about the upcoming compilation in honor of East Bay punk rockers Rancid.  The album is already in the works, with at least 25 songs already in the mixing process and more to come.  With varied acts such as Left Alone, Street Dogs, The Phenomenauts, Mustard Plug, Koffin Kats, Big D and the Kids Table, Deals Gone Bad, Kepi Ghoulie, Anti Flag, The Briggs, and Denver’s own Potato Pirates, this compilation certainly promises to be much better than most tribute albums that have been released in the past (rumor has it Hellcat might even have a hand in the project).

The compilation will also be released on vinyl, although complete details as far as the release date have not been announced.  You can check out the website for the project here.

While Rancid isn’t currently touring, they did tour last year and graced the Riot Fest stages last Fall. You can purchase a CD here. You can buy concert tickets from each band’s website.

 

Check out the  29 bands in on the project so far and the tracks they are covering below as well as some music from the original East Bay punks below.

WATCH: Mayday Parade “Comedown” Cover Lyric Video

mayday paradeMayday Parade has released a lyric video for their cover of “Comedown,” originally performed by Bush, for the upcoming Punk Goes 90s Volume 2 compilation.

You can watch the video after the jump.

Be sure to snag one of the Punks Goes 90s Volume 2 pre-order bundles, which are available now, here. If you pre-order the album on iTunes, you will receive Mayday Parade’s cover, as well as Asking Alexandria’s cover of “Closer,” originally by Nine Inch Nails, instantly.

The newest installment of the Punk Goes series is set to be released April 1.

In addition, you can purchase CD of Mayday Parade’s other music here. And to see them live on tour, you can buy concert tickets here.

Lucy Out Loud Releases Free Winter Compilation Ft. NGHBRS, Fritz Montana, Stages & Stereos & More

Lucy Out Loud Tracks in the SnowLucy Out Loud has released their third compilation in conjunction with Amplified Magazine. Aptly titled, Tracks In The Snow, the comp features a slew of free tracks from 10 artists including  NGHBRS, Fritz Montana, Stages & Stereos and July! Check out the full track listing below, and grab your free download here, and accompanying digital booklet here

Punk Goes 90s Volume 2 Pre-Orders Available

punkgoes90vol2-1Pre-orders for the upcoming Punk Goes 90s Volume 2 compilation are now available. There are six bundles available. Bundles range from digital and physical copies of the new album to limited edition vinyls and cassettes. Each bundle includes a Fearless Records sampler.

You can purchase a CD here. The album will be released in Europe on March 31, and in the states on April 1.

You can watch two lyric videos released from the compilation, “My Own Worst Enemy” by Get Scared and “Closer” by Asking Alexandria, below.

Warped Tour Announces Next Five Bands

WarpedTour2014Warped Tour has announced the next five bands that will be playing this years festival. The new bands are The Devil Wears Prada, The Color Morale, The Ready Set, Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! , and NiT GriT.

Warped Tour is the longest running traveling festival in the world today. It’s the perfect opportunity to see your favorite bands and discover new ones. Not only is warped perfect for discovering music it’s great for meeting new people and having a really good time.

New bands are announced every Wednesday on Fuse TV’s Warped Roadies, the show that invites you to see what it’s like behind the scenes of warped tour. You can see the full list of announced bands and buy tickets below after the jump.

View tour dates and buy concert tickets here. Purchase a CD of the 2013 Warped Tour compilation album here.

Alexisonfire Tease Boxset

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In a standard turn of music events, Alexisonfire called it quits a while back after several years in the scene. Thankfully, fans were given a farewell tour from the group and a formal announcement to give everyone time to prepare. However, Alexisonfire are not finished giving fans ways to say goodbye. The band announced recently they will be putting out a box set of their best work. It seems the group have decided on releasing the set soon. Scope a tweet from ex-bassist and vocalist Wade MacNeil after the jump. You can purchase a CD here.

 

 

 

My Chemical Romance Announce Greatest Hits Album Title

My Chemical RomanceAfter confirming a greatest hits compilation album was going to be released in January of next year, former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way revealed the cover art and title for the upcoming album. The album will be titled May Death Never Stop You. Check out the artwork after the jump.

There’s been no information on pre-orders for the compilation yet, but their old material is still available to buy. You can purchase a CD here.

WATCH: The Front Bottoms “Maps” Fan Cover Compilation Video

The Front BottomsThe Front Bottoms have searched YouTube and created a video for their song, “Maps,” using only fan covers of that song. The concept is quite unique and gives back to those extremely dedicated fans. You can watch the video after the jump.

The Front Bottoms are also gearing up to head out on tour with Manchester Orchestra and O’Brother. You can buy concert tickets here and you can purchase a CD here.

 

WATCH: Travis Barker (Blink-182) Tour Video Compilation

Blink-182Travis Barker, drummer for Blink-182, has posted a compilation video that showcases his incredible talent behind the skins. The footage was taken from the band’s recent summer tour. Check out the video after the jump.

The boys recently announced that they will begin recording demos for a new album by the end of the year and plan to hit the studio by early 2014. You can purchase a CD and buy concert tickets here.

 

‘Punk Goes Christmas’ To Be Released This Year

punk goes christmasEveryone’s favorite cover album Punk Goes… will be releasing a holiday compilation, Punk Goes Christmas, on November 5. When this post gets 2500+ shares, Fearless Records will unveil the track list. The album follows fan favorites such as Punk Goes Pop and Punk Goes Acoustic. We are sure this will be everyone’s soundtrack this holiday season!

STREAM: The Killers “Shot At Night”

the killersThe Killers are currently streaming their new single, “Shot At Night.” The track is just one of many songs compiled into the band’s greatest hits album. The album, Direct Hits, is made up of songs from the band’s four studio albums, as well as some new material. Direct Hits will be released on the band’s 10th anniversary, November 11. Check out the track list below. You can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here. Stream the track after the jump.

WATCH: Rise Against “Lanterns” Music Video

rise againstRise Against have released a music video for “Lanterns.” The single is part of the band’s Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers 2000-2013 compilation. “Lanterns” was a bonus track on their sixth album, Endgame. Check out the video after the jump. You can purchase a CD here and buy concert tickets here.

Franz Ferdinand “Evil Eye” Music Video

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Franz Ferdinand premiered a new and disturbing music video for song “Evil Eye” off of their album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Actions. The compilation of morbid clips that remind you of an old school horror movie is not for the weak stomached. Watch the video after the jump.

You can purchase a CD and buy concert tickets here.

 

The National To Release Grateful Dead Tribute Album

The+NationalTo a new generation of Deadheads. The National has announced that they will be releasing a tribute album to the Grateful Dead sometime in 2014. Vampire Weekend, Bon Iver, Kurt Vile, and The War On Drugs are all signed up to take part in the compilation, which will donate proceeds to the AIDS non-profit, Red Hot Organization. You can purchase a CD from The National and buy concert tickets here.

Matt Cameron, Janet Weiss And Zack Hill Create Band: Drumgasm

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Drumgasm  (a compilation band by Matt Cameron, Janet Weiss, and Zack Hill, from Soundgarden, Wild Flag, and Hella, respectively) has released an album that is available for streaming here. You can also purchase an CD here. The band is not reported to be touring currently or in the near future.

The Clash Pop-Up Store To Open In London

The+ClashA pop-up store honoring the work of  The Clash is set to open in London next month. The new store, appropriately named The Black Market Clash, will mark the release of the remastered ‘Clash Hits Back’ compilation and the ‘Sound System’ box set, which contains all of the band’s studio albums.  The pop-up will also display items from the Clash archive, including instruments, stage wear, rare memorabilia and original manuscripts.
The store will be open from September 7-22 at 75 Berwick St. in Soho. On September 6, the  members of the band will be at the store for an exclusive launch event.

You can purchase a CD for The Clash here.

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