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Episode 31: November 16, 2018

November 16, 2018: - Emarosa have announced their new album Peach Club coming out through Hopeless Records on February 8th. Listen to/watch "Givin' Up" now! - Valenciaput out a new song called "Fall Before I Fold". I'm trying to keep my chill... - MTV is bringing back some classic TV shows!?!? - Daughters are headed out on a full US/Canada tour in February. The new album rips. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 30: November 14, 2018

November 14, 2018: - Check out this incredible compilation put together by Wiretap Records. 100% benefitting ACLU. - Hot Water Music announces some 25 years of celebration shows where they're playing Caution and No Division in full on back-to-back nights, - One of the best bands in the world, The Interrupters, are going on their Fight The Good Fight tour next year. Tickets on sale Friday! - Chvrches has announced a new EP titled Hansa Sessions featuring reworked songs from their latest...


Episode 29: November 9, 2018

November 9, 2018: - Bad Omens drops off the Senses Fail/Amity Affliction/Belmont tour for their name being too small on the flyer. - Kevin Devine and John K. Samson will be releasing a split 7" on November 30th. You can hear Samson cover "Saturday Night On Utopia Parkway" now. - Hear a new track ("Burn It") and pre-order the new record (Strength in Numb333rs) from The Fever 333. - Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers are hitting the road in March/April! - Capstan sign to...


Episode 28: November 7, 2018

November 7, 2018: - A new #SmartpunkExclusive! We have 300 copies of Mustard Plug's "Evildoers Beware!" on a condiment tri-color split. - Debt Neglector have posted a cover of The Clash's "I'm So Bored With the USA", with proceeds from all donations going to ACLU. - The Amity Affliction and Senses Fail are going on a co-headlining North American tour with Bad Omens and Belmont opening. - Telethon released "Ur Schedule" off of Modern Abrasive, out this Friday! - A new Mae song has been...


Episode 27: November 5, 2018

November 5, 2018: - Watch SlipNeck (Neck Deep) perform "Duality" at their Halloween show last week! - Ozzy Osbourne goes on tour with Megadeth. \m/ - A new Mineral song, Listen to "Aurora", the first in 20 years, and check out the band on their anniversary world tour. - MAE has announced a new record, out November 30th. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 26: November 2, 2018

November 2, 2018: - Check out the video for Alive In Barcelona's "The Fight". The video also features a mini-documentary with the band about their personal struggles and finding #HopeThroughHardship. - This new Copeland song called "Pope" is just what I needed to get me into the fall season. - Envy is back with some new music! Check out "Dawn and Gaze" and "Marginalized Thread". - A new Whitechapel record called The Valley will be coming to us early next year. Hopefully it all sounds...


Episode 25: October 31, 2018

October 31, 2018: - New Pedro The Lion? Pre-ordered a copy of Phoenix already. Listen to "Yellow Bike" now! - Thursday announced new tour dates where they'll be playing Full Collapse and War All the Time in full. - Basement will be going on tour with Weezer and The Pixies. Oh yeah, Beside Myself still rips. - New music videos from Tiny Moving Parts ("Feel Alive"), Real Friends ("Me First"), and August Burns Red ("Dangerous"). - State Champs will be going on their Living Proof tour...


Episode 24: October 29, 2018

October 29, 2018: - Heads up! There's a new pressing of Debt Neglector's Atomicland and we signed Spokane, WA's Alive In Barcelona! Hell yea! - A new AFI EP is coming to us, but you can hear "Get Dark" now. - Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers drop "Reality Bites" off of Bought To Rot. - boygenius has surprise dropped their EP, and the trio is going on tour together (though, not as boygenius). - Can't Swim released a song/video combo of “Sometimes You Meet The Right People At...


Episode 23: October 24, 2018

October 24, 2018: My buddy Brandon came into the record store today, so I figured we'd make him do the podcast. - Debt Neglector's new EP The Kids Are Pissed is available to stream on idobi radio! - Expert Timing's Glare came out yesterday and it kicks ass! - Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds dropped "Black Cat Boy" from his new record Keep Walkin' Pal. - Silverstein announced the second leg of dates for their When Broken is Easily Fixed tour with Hawthorne Heights, As Cities Burn,...


Episode 22: October 19, 2018

October 19, 2018: - I mean really, how many times can I talk about The 1975? Well, they have a new song out. (Spotify) - All Get Out have a fun nature-themed video for "Value" off of No Bouquet. The band is also about to embark on the best tour of the year. - A new Bad Religion song makes us happy. Check out "The Profane Rights of Man". - The Wonder Years want to know what YOU think their perfect setlist is, and they'll give you free merch if they agree! Also, Sister Cities still...


Episode 21: October 17, 2018

October 17, 2018: - Saves The Day release "Side By Side" off of 9. Also, they're touring a lot. - Radar State have signed to Wiretap Records and will release Strays on January 11th, followed by a brief tour. In related news, The Get Up Kids did a cool little session. - Seaway cover The Cars, and it rocks! - A new Copeland track titled "Pope", live and with a symphony, no less! - Architects have released a 20-minute documentary accompanying their new record Holy Hell. - The 1975 release...


Episode 20: October 15, 2018

October 20, 2018: - Check out how pretty the new Ice Nine Kills record is! - Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers release "The Airplane Song", the second single off Bought To Rot. The band has a few tour dates in November, as well. - New Hopeless Records signing Hold Close premiere "Breath" off Time, which will be out January 18th. The band is on tour with WSTR and PVMNTS. - FIDLAR dropped a single called "Can't You See" off their new record Almost Free, available everywhere...


Episode 19: October 12, 2018

October 12, 2018: Jordan here again! Here's some news for ya! - Weezer finally brings us The Black Album, listen to "Can't Knock The Hustle" now! - A new EP from MXPX, called Best Life...surprise! Check out the title track here. - Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon) has announced his second solo record under Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds called Keep Walkin' Pal, and you can listen to "Shitty Margarita". The album is out October 26th digitally and November 23rd...


Episode 18: October 10, 2018

October 10, 2018: Special host, Jordan Shroyer! - Against Me! cover "People Who Died" for Hopeless Records compilation. - Taking Back Sunday announce 20-year tour and album. - The Menzingers announce holiday show. Tickets on sale now! - Keep Flying announce Texas tour with Nominee, DozerTX, and Gold Steps. - Cal Jam Recap: Video 1 and Video 2 (Video 3 coming later this week!) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit


Episode 17: October 5, 2018

October 5, 2018: - Can't Swim announce This Too Won't Pass, their 2nd LP, and drop "My Queen". Catch the band on tour later this year with Trophy Eyes, Seaway,Microwave,and Hot Mulligan. - Basement release "Be Here Now" off the album Beside Myself, out on 10/12. - The busiest band in thrash, Iron Reagan have a new song out. "The Devastation" comes from the Dark Days Ahead EP, also out on 10/12. - Circa Survive announce deluxe version of The Amulet, which contains a 7" of two new songs...


Episode 16: October 3, 2018

October 3, 2018: - Architects drop "Royal Beggars" and UK tour dates with Beartooth. - Bearings release a video for "Blue in the Dark", off the album of the same name. Catch them on the Hopeless Noise tour! - Sunsleeper drop "Soften Up" and will be on tour this fall with Homesafe, All Get Out, and Household. Don't (Sun)sleep on this band! - Titus Andronicus secretly release a 3-song EP called Home Alone on Halloween and also have a limited edition orange 12" to go along. - All Get Out...


Episode 15: October 1, 2018

October 1, 2018: - Harm's Way had their trailer stolen. Help them out, will ya?! Also, catch them on tour. - Silverstein release an acoustic EP. Some copies of the #SmartpunkExclusive of Dead Reflection still available. - The Fever 333 are going on tour with Bring Me The Horizon. Hell yea! - Dashboard Confessional drops off remaining dates of the Summer Ever After tour. All Time Low and Gnash will still appear. - Expert Timing release a video for "Never See Me Again". Pre-order Glare...


Episode 14: September 21, 2018

September 21, 2018: - New albums by The Story So Far and Joyce Manor are killer. Also, Debt Neglector's "New White Roses" is available for streaming everywhere! - Restorations are streaming their new record LP5000 at NPR. The album comes out 9/28 on Tiny Engines. - Microwave have released a new EP called keeping up, featuring the title track and a cover of Ray Charles' "Georgia On My Mind". - No Bouquet by All Get Out will be released on Equal Vision, but watch the video for "Self...


Episode 13: September 19, 2018

September 19, 2018: - La Dispute sign to Epitaph Records. - Avenged Sevenfold release "Mad Hatter", a new song for COD: Black Ops 4, announce new EP Black Reign. - You can hear "Tilt" on Spotify from Hands Like Houses 3rd LP, Anon, out 10/12 on Hopeless Records. - Is Midtown teasing us with these pictures?! - Stream "Night Blind" from Shook Ones new record, Body Feel. - A new Debt Neglector single is streaming on Punktastic. Pre-order the CD or LP to enter to win 2 free FEST weekend...


Episode 12: September 14, 2018

September 14, 2018: - Expert Timing release "Classic Case of Narcissism" off their Death Protector Collective debut Glare. - The 1975 release their 4th single off A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships called "Sincerity is Scary". Yep, I'm stoked!!! - Pussy Riot member Peter Verzilov hospitalized and placed in toxicology ward. Freaky shit, and friends seem to think he was poisoned. - We have a new #SmartpunkExclusive! Check out Ice Nine Kills' The Silver Scream, limited to 300!...