That's all you need to know. Superchunk are doing a new lp! There's a little teaser at the link below.
Braid, proclaimed as "post-hardcore kings" by the influential punk journal "Rock Sounds", are playing some more gigs where you get to see them play Frame & Canvas. Kind of hope they might now have a laugh and play Frankie Welfare Boy at one of these, just not the one I am going to, ok?
24 - LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
25 - MANCHESTER NQ Live
26 - GLASGOW Stereo
27 - LONDON Garage
28 - KINGSTON Peel
Retiredmo veterans Texas is the Reason are coming to the UK, and playing 3 times. This is when and where:
02 Glasgow Classic Grand
03 Manchester Manchester Academy 3
04 London Electric Ballroom
Surely they could have figured out something that meant they played with Braid?
Sound Supply is doing a month long series of Mini Drops (5 albums, sold together for $10). They're launching a new one every Monday in April and are building them around a theme or a genre. The first one is available now, featuring 5 hardcore albums for $10. It'll be available for this week only. Here's the lineup:
1. Early Graves "Red Horse" No Sleep Records
2. Jowls "Cursed" Tiny Engines
3. Circle Takes The Square "Decompositions: Volume Number One" Gatepost Recordings
4. Rescuer "With Time Comes Comfort" Rise Records
5. Goodtime Boys "What's Left To Let Go" Bridge Nine Records Share & Score Bonus: Frameworks "Small Victories EP"
Two new brutes from Parade Of Spectres: a split 5" featuring Human Junk and Lich (quoth the label: "silly fast music, silly small format") and a more sizeable 12" effort from Germanic screamo veterans June Paik.
So if you are 21 and use twitter / facebook you already know this, but if you are old and only get your punk rock news from places that never post much news, then this is the first you'll have heard. Of course, if you are 21, then you are already queuing up for a ticket (virtually), and if you are old, you saw them in 1998 and they were amazing and you'd kind of like to go but a load of people there will be super into it and you'll be more than a little drunk and being nostalgic and it'll seem weird because you're enjoying it but not as much as those people that idolise Braid and are seeing them for the first time. Needless to say, I want to go, I just hope they are better than when I saw the Get Up Kids in 2009 and got more than a little drunk and they had that guy playing keyboards and they played some "new material" and they were fucking terrible. Details about the Braid show at the link below.
Following last year's LP for No Idea, Californian punx Stop Breathing bring us this five-track 7" featuring four originals and a Void cover.