Blast From The Very Recent Past – Oct 3
Been overloaded with news from the web this week? That’s cool, the internet is a weird and wonderful place – let BLUNT be your guide. Here’s five potato gems that we deemed important enough to pop in our weekly news round-up. Get ‘em while they’re hot.
Resist Records Joins the Digital Age
Australian hardcore/punk institution Resist Records has gone digital and opened up a webstore (finally!). This is good news for those of you who don’t live in Sydney or can’t be arsed leaving the house. Stocking CDs, DVDs, vinyl, merch, books, zines, tapes (you hipsters) as well as a bunch of exclusives from all your favourite punx bands, you’ve got no excuse not to shop locally and keep this fine establishment alive. To celebrate the launch of the online store, Resist are offering a 20% discount for all orders made between now and Oct 5th, use the discount code “Resist” at the checkout. Set your browser to shop.resistrecords.com and pick us up an Alexisonfire Crisis double LP will ya?
Mastodon dropped a pretty NSFW (unless you work at the BLUNT Towers) music video for their song “The Motherload” that features lots of scantily clad ladies performing slo-mo twerking. The internet and The Guardian in particular have cried misogyny, the band’s Brann Dailor says it was just a bit of fun, we think it’s not that far removed from an ordinary day of programming over at Channel [V].
…And Out Comes Rancid
New Rancid is on the way! We repeat: New Rancid is on the way! It’s time to dust off the plaid bondage pants and bring the Mohawk out of retirement because everyone’s favourite punx will release their brand spankin’ new one, …Honor is All We Know, on October 24 through Hellcat/Epitaph. Album number eight was produced by Bad Religion guitarist/Epitaph bossman Brett Gurewitz and it’s the first new music we’ve heard since Let The Dominos Fall (2008). For a taste of what’s to come, check out this trio of new songs – “Collision Course”, “Honor Is All We Know” and Evil’s My Friend”. We detect a distinct …And Out Comes The Wolves vibe here.
Meet Vanishing Life: the latest super group off the production line featuring Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Quicksand, Rival Schools, Walking Concert and everything awesome), Zach Blair (Rise Against), Autry Fulbright and Jamie Miller (…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead) combined their superpowers after hanging out at Groezrock Festival in 2013. Check out their debut song “People Running” from their upcoming seven-inch. If you like what you hear, you can preorder the vinyl here. Given the calibre of their collective day jobs, you pretty much can guarantee this is going to rule.
As the week draws to a close, the Joyce Manor stavediving debate is still A Thing anywhere where keyboard opinions are found. We weighed in with our thoughts on Monday, and now a few musicians have weighed in with their view from the stage. Clamouring your way to the stage to jump on people’s heads is all fun and games until someone swallows a microphone and shatters their teeth.