Episode 11: September 12, 2018

- Architects release "Hereafter" off their new full length Holy Hellvia Epitaph Records.

- Listen to Thrice's "The Dark" from Palms, out this Friday!

- Hopeless Records announces benefit compilation Songs That Saved My Life. Listen to Neck Deep's cover of "Torn" and watch the frame-by-frame remake of the video!

- Steady Hands new recordTruth in Comedy comes out November 9th on Lame-O Records. Listen to "Indifferent Belushi".

- Bayside have put out "Sick Sick Sick" off their Acoustic Vol. 2 album. Get your Smartpunk Exclusive here, limited to 300!

- The Distillers have dropped a brand new EP (Apple | Spotify) overnight.

- Become the prime minister of The Aquabats' island. Really.

Episode 10: September 10, 2018

- Kevin Lyman responds to opioid-related deaths.

- New Shook Ones record out this October! Pre-order now!

- Two new Tsunami Bomb songs?!?! Sign us up!!!

- Listen to (or watch) Lorna Shore's "This Is Hell"

- Ex-Rick And Morty bar becomes GWAR pub! This rocks!

- Beartooth release "Manipulation", the fourth song from Disease!

- The 1975 put up pre-orders for their new record A Brief Inquiry into Online Relationships.

Episode 9: September 7, 2018

- blink-182 forced to cancel RiotFest and mini-tour due to Travis's health. Weezer, Run The Jewels, and Taking Back Sunday take their place.

- Seaway and Trophy Eyes announce full US tour, bring along Microwave, Can't Swim, and Hot Mulligan. Tickets available here.

- Every Time I Die and The Starting Line announce their (separate) holiday shows.

- Single Mothers release Through a Wall on bandcamp. Physical options available on Dine Alone records on October 26th.

- Listen to Antarctigo Vespucci's "White Noise" and pre-order the new album, Love in the Time of Email, via Polyvinyl.

- Direct Hit! will drop Crown of Nothing on September 23rd via Fat Wreck. Listen to "Welcome to Heaven" now!

- Typesetter sign to 6131 Records to release Nothing Blues. You can hear the first single "Monogamy I (Gliss Happening)" here.

Episode 8: September 5, 2018

- Pierce the Veil continue to tease.

- Neck Deep bassist leaves the band. The band starts their full US tour tomorrow.

- Stand Atlantic sign to Hopeless Records, debut "Lavender Bones" off Skinny Dipping. Holy shit, this song is catchy as hell.

- Cove Reber (ex-Saosin) starts new band called Dead American. Hear "Ants and Pawns".

- The Bemis Family (Max/Sherri) have announced a Kickstarter to fund FOUR new records. All info here.

Episode 7: September 3, 2018

- Keep Flying has a 2nd pressing of their Walkabout/Follow Your Nightmares LP and a few of bundles to accompany it. The band leaves for their Midwest tour next week.

- Good Charlotte release "Prayers", head out on the Generation Rx North American tour with Sleeping with Sirens and Knuckle Puck in mid-October. Generation Rx comes out next Friday, the 14th.

- Kevin Lyman has entered the hospital for surgery on his knee replacement.

- Hellogoodbye release "Mysterious You" (Apple | Spotify), head out on S'Only Natural fall tour next month.

- Play fantasy football with Hawthorne Heights!

Episode 6: August 31, 2018

- Been listening to the new Alkaline Trio record Is This Thing Cursed? and it may be my AOTY. Let us know what you think about it!

- We Came As Romans have set up the Kyle Pavone Foundation. Be sure to visit www.KylePavoneFoundation.org to check it out, donate to the cause, or pick up a shirt to support.

- Single Mothers have released "Switch Off", but what the hell is this song off of? Either way, it rips!

- Pig Destroyer have put out a very silly video for "Mt. Skull", off Head Cage. The album comes out September 9th via Relapse Records.

- Bring Me The Horizon and Post Malone collab? Possibly!

- What's up with this "unfollow" feature Twitter is coming out with. They need to be releasing a "Follow Smartpunk!" feature. That's the change we want to see in the world...

Episode 5: August 29, 2018

- Debt Neglector announced The Kids are Pissed. All pre-orders by 9/30 will be entered to win 2 passes to Gainesville's THE FEST. Listen to "Go Fund Yourself."

- Alkaline Trio dropped "Demon and Division" off Is This Thing Cursed?

- For a limited time, you can get discounted tickets to shows on the Mayday Parade "Welcome to Sunnyland" Tour using code "SUMMER". Supporting the band will be This Wild Life, William Ryan Key (formerly of Yellowcard), and Oh, Weatherly.

- Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers release "Apocalypse Now (& Later)". Bought To Rot comes out November 9th on Bloodshot Records.

- Gouge Away will be supporting Culture Abuse on tour on the East Coast and in the UK in October, then doing a co-headliner with Drug Church in November. Listen to "Ghost"

- Valencia's "We All Need A Reason To Believe" 10-year anniversary show will be 12/28 at Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA. Tickets on sale now.

- With Confidence announce co-headlining tour with Broadside, Sleep On It, and Small Talks, with tickets on sale this Friday. Our #SmartpunkExclusive of WithCon's new record is running low!

Episode 4: August 27, 2018

- New Atreyu album In Our Wake available for pre-order. Listen to "Anger Left Behind" and "In Our Wake".

- Hellogoodbye's Fancy Outfit EP is available on Spotify or Apple Music.

- Valencia's We All Need a Reason To Believe is ten years old, and the band has something to say about it.

- Metal supergroup The Damned Things may, "possibly", have a new record. Hear Scott Ian's take on it:

- Bayside announce a full band acoustic tour. Grab the super limited #SmartpunkExclusive of Acoustic 2 here!

- The passing of Kyle Parove from We Came As Romans has left us all with heavy hearts. Read the band's statement.

Episode 3: August 24, 2018

- Fall Out Boy released the Lake Effect Kid EP (Spotify | Apple), start M A N I A tour next week!

- Crooked Teeth put out "Honey" on Spotify. This chorus rips!

- Light Years released "Back Then" (and a video for it, too). Their new album, Afterlife, will be out 11/30/2018.

- Antarctigo Vespucci sign to Polyvinyl, tour this November.

- The 1975's A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships...maybe coming out 11/30/2018?

- Counterparts release "Selfishly, I Sink" off their EP Private Room, coming out September 7th on Pure Noise.

- The Wonder Years to tour the US and Canada with Have Mercy, Oso Oso, and Shortly. Tickets can be purchased here.

- The Fever 333 put out a video for "Made An America", start touring the US in September. Hell yes!

Episode 2: August 22, 2018

- Happy 23rd birthday ...AND OUT COME THE WOLVES. Don't worry, we'll still like you now that you're 23...

- boygenius - S/T pre-order. Some songs available here. Check out Julien Baker/Phoebe Bridgers/Lucy Dacus on tour this fall.

- Bring Me The Horizon - Amo pre-order. Listen to "Mantra" here. Tickets for their tour available here (use code "STARTACULT").

- The Story So Far - Proper Dose pre-order. Fall tour tickets available 8/24/18 here. Listen to "Take Me as Your Please".

- Mercy Union - The Quarry pre-order. Listen to "Chips And Vics". The Gaslight Anthem Smartpunk Exclusive on sale now!

- Enema of the State still rocks.

- blessthefall - Hard Feelings Smartpunk Exclusive on sale now! Read Matt Traynor's statement.

Episode 1: August 20, 2018

- Most importantly: The Machete Method.

- mewithoutYou's new EP can be heard here (Spotify link) and pre-order their new album here.

- Tilian Pearson - The Skeptic pre-order (Watch the video for "Cocky")

- Super American - Tequila Sunrise pre-order (Listen to "Coconut Shrimp")

- Goodbye Say Anything: A Novella in PDF format (Listen to "Daze")

- Beartooth - Disease pre-order (Listen to "You Never Know")

- The Story So Far - Proper Dose pre-order (Listen to "Upside Down")

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