San Pedro punk rockers Toys That Kill will be releasing a new album. it’s called Sentimental Ward and will be out July 1 via frontman Todd Congelliere’s own Recess Records. The album was also recorded at Congelliere’s own Clown Sound Studios in San Pedro. They’ll also be kicking off a supporting USA tour on July 19. See the track list and tour dates below.
Sonic Youth have announced the release of some archival material. The band will release their 1986 Spinhead Sessions. The material was recorded while the band was working on the soundtrack to Ken Friendman’s film Made in the U.S.A. The release is out June 17. The band also debuted “Theme with Noise”. See the tracklist and single below.
D.O.A. have released a new version of their classic tune “Fucked Up Ronnie” via Dangerous Minds. The reworked version is called “Fucked Up Donald” and puts the squeeze on Donald Trump. Check out the tune below.
On this episode of the Best Midwestern podcast, Greg and Scott pay tribute to the late Minnesota native Prince, as well as review new albums by power pop veterans Cheap Trick (Rockford, IL) and shoegaze group Pity Sex (Ann Arbor, MI). Perhaps as a nod to Prince’s Dirty Mind album cover, the guys end the age-old debate: boxers, briefs, boxer briefs… or none of the above?