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Tumbledown: “St. Peter”

Tumbledown Tumbledown, the alt-county project from MXPX frontman Mike Herrera, recently recorded a live basement rendition of “St. Peter.” The track is culled from the band’s sophomore full-length, Empty Bottle.

Click below to watch. The group will be kicking off a tour with a New Years Eve date in Seattle, WA before heading to Japan, California, Mexico, Nevada and Arizona in January and February.
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Tours: Hightide Hotel posts new album for download, hits the road

Hightide Hotel have made their debut LP Nothing Was Missing, Except Me available as a pay-what-you-want download. Check it out here.

The album was produced by Joe Reinhart of Algernon Cadwallader and boasts nine brand new tracks as well as two reworked songs from the band’s previous EPs. They’ll be on the road supporting the album beginning tonight in West Chester, PA.
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Hot Water Music, The Bouncing Souls, Dave Hause collaborate onstage in Brisbane

Brisbane, Australia-based podcast D.I. Wireless has posted a bevy of videos from the Brisbane stop of the Hot Water Music / Bouncing Souls / Dave Hause tour down under that wrapped up earlier this month. The three acts collaborated on live renditions of “Jane,” originally performed by Hause’s group The Loved Ones, the Souls’ classic “True Believers,” and “Wayfarer” and “Trusty Chords,” both originally performed by HWM.

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Armenian police targeting “emo kids”

Armenian police forces have begun a concentrated effort to single out alleged “emo kids,” according to this report. The efforts came about after the recent suicides of two teenagers rumored to be fans of emo music and according to the report, officers have visited schools, searched the belongings of kids wearing distinctive clothing that might be classified as “emo,” set up surveillance where young people gather and even have detained some teenagers for questioning despite a lack of evidence or legislation for doing so.

In a recent newspaper interview, Armenian Chief of Police Alik Sarkisian made the claim that emo could “damage our gene pool.” Sarkasian went on to say, “We should fight against such phenomena because they are morally harmful to our people.”

Armenia is a former republic of the Soviet Union, establishing an independent democracy in 1991.
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Punknews Podcast: The week of December 27, 2010

Podcast It might be the slowest news week of the year, but not even a flurry of inactivity in the world of Punknews can deter your trusty editors from unplugging their mics and shutting up for the sake of everyone’s sanity. No, sir! This week, news editor Bryne Yancey is joined on the roundtable by managing editor Adam White and social media editor Justin August to discuss Paramore‘s lineup changes, the upcoming LP from Rise Against and the band’s relevance in the scene, and in what has to be a Punknews Podcast first, we break the fourth wall and talk a bit about the ethos of year-end lists and the sometimes puzzling reactions they provoke, hopefully in a manner that isn’t too ham-handed.

On top of all that, we bring you new tunes from Dead to Me, Stay Ahead of the Weather and Atlas.

You can click Read More to stream and/or download the show, or subscribe via RSS or iTunes. Don’t forget to give us your feedback in the comments section or via e-mail. If you want to relive the glory of our previous intellectual conquests or just subject co-workers to more inane Punknews musings, past episodes are right here.
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