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Citizen’s Mat Kerekes Announces Hardcore Project; Releases Split With Spitback

Mat Kerekes of Citizen had recently taken to the twittersphere to announce his latest creative outlet: a hardcore band by the name of Power Wrench who have released a split EP with Michigan’s Spitback.

Any fans of Kerekes’ more popular band would have to keep searching if they’re looking for anything that bears resemblance to Citizen in sound, lyrics, and even mood; this new release is chock full of fast, no-nonsense hardcore that doesn’t spare any time in getting to the oh-so-clearly-stated point.

Follow the jump to listen to the EP, which is currently available on a ‘Pay What You …

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Sinai Vessel Sign To Flannel Gurl Records

North Carolinian emo trio Sinai Vessel have officially signed to Flannel Gurl Records and now share a label home with a range of fantastic artists including Dads, The Caution Children, and CityCop. To celebrate the signing, Flannel Gurl will be re-releasing the band’s most recent effort, Profanity, on 500 copies of limited edition vinyl.

Furthermore, Sinai Vessel will be hitting the road for a 19-date tour throughout June and July, so follow the jump to see if they’ll be performing in a city near you.…

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Banner Pilot Premiere New Song “Effigy”

Today, Minneapolis punks Banner Pilot released their new album Souvenir through Fat Wreck Chords.

To see our review of the album, you can click here. Coming from a roster of legendary punk bands, Souvenir has a high standard to hold up to.

The band’s bassist Nate Gangelhoff told Alternative Press that he’s confident that the tracks will cause “defiant fist pumps” to ensue. While talking about the new album on the band’s website, Nate assured fans “We are very stoked about it. If we were bummed about it, I would still lie and tell you we were stoked. But …

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Netflix Adds ‘Trailer Park Boys’ To Original Programming Lineup

Netflix has announced the acquisition of the popular Trailer Park Boys franchise to their growing lineup of original programming.

According to an article on The Verge, Trailer Park Boys is being revived by Netflix for two new seasons, with the first slated to air before the end of 2014. The previous seasons of the show, as well as the two feature length films that followed, will also be added in the months ahead.

Trailer Park Boys was a gigantic hit in Canada, but its run originally concluded in 2007. Fan outcry lead to the release of a feature film, and …

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REVIEW: Finch – ‘What It Is To Burn X – Live At The Glasshouse’

Artist: Finch
Album: What It Is To Burn X – Live At The Glasshouse
Genre: Rock, Screamo

In the Australian summer of 2002, I was a shaggy-haired, punk rock-obsessed kid embarking on a journey to musical and personal discovery. After years spent as a devout follower of all things Fat Wreck, Kung Fu, Nitro, Drive Thru and Epitaph, I found myself searching for bands that combined all my favourite elements into one sound. As luck would have it, a pen-pal of mine (remember those?) who was a street-teamer for Drive Thru, sent me a copy of an album called What

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ALBUM STREAM: The Ramshackle Army – ‘Letters From The Road Less Travelled’

Australian Celtic-Punk troubadours The Ramshackle Army have made their debut full-length Letters From The Road Less Travelled available for download and streaming over at their official Bandcamp page.

The Ramshackle Army broke onto the local scene of Melbourne, Australia in 2010 and quickly set about playing to diverse crowds up and down the East Coast of the land down under, finding themselves equally at home in front of a festival crowd as the dark seedy punk rock shows that they knew and loved. Setting out to create party music, they combined Aussie folklore with personal experience, while drawing inspiration from …

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Betty Who Announces ‘Slow Dancing’ EP, Tour Dates

We knew Betty Who was destined for greatness from the first day we heard The Movement EP, and her deal with RCA that followed in fall 2013 only further solidified that belief. Now, that Berklee School of Music student is hitting the ground running in the new year with plans for a new release, single, and tour in the weeks ahead.

Betty Who embarked on her first nationwide tour in January, and to the surprise of pretty much no one the tour was a runaway success. Her upcoming run, dubbed the Heartbreak Dream tour, will put Who on the road …

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REVIEW: Throwdown – ‘Intolerance’

Artist: Throwdown
Album: Intolerance
Genre: Hardcore

Throwdown have always been one of the more divisive bands in the hardcore scene, attracting a steady stream of passionate detractors who hate on them with a passion, labelling them ‘derivative,’ ‘unimaginative,’ ‘preachy,’ and ‘dated.’ Fortunately for the band, the passion of their detractors has never been a match for that of their fans, who love them with a passion rivaled by few fan-bases in the world; and with the release of the band’s seventh full-length record, Intolerance, those fans’ faith is about to be handsomely rewarded. Make no mistake about it, Intolerance

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Backtrack’s Australian Tour Begins Today

New York hardcore upstarts Backtrack have arrived in Australia and will be kicking off their Australian tour tonight in Brisbane.

The tour which is in support of their crushing new record, Lost In Life (out now through Bridge Nine records), began with a brief trek through New Zealand over the last few days, and sees old friends reunite as Backtrack team up with Australian hardcore legends Iron Mind to tear rooms apart all across the country.

Both bands’ hard riffs and strong work ethic has seen them go from strength to strength in the last few years and 2014 looks …

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New ‘Fast & Furious 7′ Poster Might Make You Cry

UPDATE: Director James Wan says the new poster is a fake. Well played, internet. Original post below:

When most people think of the Fast & Furious franchise their minds are overrun with images of high speed chases and over-the-top explosions, but the latest poster promoting the recently delayed seventh franchise installment takes a far more sentimental approach.

Accompanied by the message “This is where roads part,” the latest poster for 2015′s Fast & Furious 7 features two cars driving down an open road, with one vehicle turning off the pavement in such a way that the combined tire …

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New Trailer For ‘The Raid 2′ Is Even Better Than The Last

Movie trailers are tricky business. On the one hand, you want each preview for your film to be as exciting as possible so that anyone who encounters any of the materials will be likely to seek out your feature. On the other hand, giving away too much up front can lead to people exiting the theater feeling a bit underwhelmed. Finding a balance between these extremes is key, and I think filmmaker Gareth Evans perfected his formula for movie promotion with the latest trailer for The Raid 2.

Premiering at Sundance this week before seeing a limited theatrical release …

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Louis C.K. To Self-Release His 1998 Film Starring Steve Carrell, Amy Poehler

Before Louie was a smash hit on FX, comedian Louis C.K. was mostly known in the world of directing as being the guy responsible for Pootie Tang. While that may have been the directorial effort with the widest release, Louis has actually been responsible for a number of films, and sometime in February a never-before-released feature will finally see the light of day.

Titled Tomorrow Night, the next piece of media to be self-released by Louis C.K. originally premiered at Sundance in 1998. The film, which was the first to be written and directed by Louis, stars then-unknown …