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Punknews is absolutely thrilled to debut the new video by Crazy and the Brains.
In case you didn’t know, Crazy and the Brains are four dudes that make spastic, wild, wacky, punk that sometimes dips into surprisingly dark waters. They also have a xylophone in the band and it is great. The video for “Syreita” opens with frontman Chris Urban getting a glass bottle smashed in his face and then somehow segues to ski-masked ballet dancers storming a rooftop party. That is the perfect visualization for this band’s music.
The track is off
Good Lord [EP], out on Baldy Longhair. Check it out.
So this was a varied week on the Punknews Podcast featuring Adam White, John Gentile and Ricky Frankel. We had an edition of our periodic vinyl chat to discuss some new finds, we took a look at the drama surrounding Geoff Rickley’s Collect Records and their unexpected association with dirty pharma dollars, and we took a look at the recent Pussy Riot news from Dismaland.
Oh, and in the wake of his big US tour and upcoming record we got the Pope on the line to play him some Rudimentary Peni, as one does.
The reconstituted and insanely influential Ontario band Constantines played a concert at Toronto’s historic Massey Hall earlier this year. As with most of the recent performances in the Live at Massey Hall series, footage of the band’s set was professionally captured and a portion of the performance is now available to watch on YouTube.
Refused posted yesterday that they will be canceling their upcoming West Coast tour dates that were set for this November due to an “unforeseen scheduling conflict.” The initial post was then followed by a post written by the band as an apology and explaining why they were forced to cancel. Tickets for these shows will be refunded at the point of purchase. Refused released
in 2015. You can click read more for the Facebook post.