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Gainesville's annual punk festival The Fest returns in 2015 for its 14th year (hence Fest 14) from October 30 to November 1, and like in previous years, a handful of the bands play Pre-Fest in Little Ybor from October 28-29. This year's initial lineup was just announced and it includes Desaparecidos, The Menzingers, mewithoutYou, Tim Barry, The Jazz June, Drug Church, Pup, The City on Film, Kepi Ghoulie, Beach Slang, Frameworks, Foxing, Iron Reagan, Crocodiles, Cult Leader, Young Widows, Xerxes, Jeff Rosenstock, Restorations, Modern Baseball, The Hotelier, Chumped, The Sidekicks, Mikey Erg, Night Birds, Tiltwheel, Lagwagon, Off With Their Heads, Teenage Bottlerocket and many more.

Tickets are set to go on sale via The Fest's website June 1.

It's a great year for punk festivals between this, Asbury Park's Skate & Surf, and Atlanta's Wrecking Ball. Full initial Fest 14 lineup, and a video recap of Fest 13, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Big Dick

Canadian bass/drum duo Big Dick have announced that they'll release the followup to their 2013 debut LP this year. It's called Disappointment, and it's due out on February 24 via Dirt Cult Records. They've already put out one single, "Let Down," and we've now got the premiere of a second new track, "Crawl." Like their last album, the songs sound somewhere between Death From Above 1979 and METZ, and they're about as ripping as that sounds. Listen to both below.

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by Andrew Sacher


Ottawa post-hardcore duo Big Dick (Named after the NoMeansNo song) released their self titled debut LP earlier this year, and after already making a video for "Colours," they've now got one for "Witchcraft." It's one of the album's heaviest tracks (and arguably its best), pummeling along with distorted bass that would make DFA1979 proud as we get a vocal delivery that actually sounds like some vocal cords were torn during the recording process. You can watch the video below, and download the track for free at bandcamp, where it will be available until Sunday at midnight.

Big Dick also have some dates coming up in the US and Canada, including on in their hometown this weekend (8/17), and Gainesville's The Fest. No NYC shows yet though.

All dates are listed, along with the new video, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)

As discussed, Gainesville's The Fest is returning this year from October 31 to November 3, and they've just expanded their lineup to include more artists. Additions includes post-hardcore/screamo giants Circle Takes The Square, who have been reunited for a bit but still only rarely play US shows; Geoff Rickly's United Nations, who are also back, but have not been as active as Geoff's solo project; punk vets ALL; Titus Andronicus (who have multiple NYC-area appearances coming up); Fake Problems and more.

Those recent additions join previously announced names like Torche, White Lung, Bouncing Souls, Ceremony, Braid, Paint It Black, Samiam, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Hop Along, Code Orange Kids, Creative Adult, Pity Sex, Mean Jeans, Retox, Lemuria, Greys, Tenement, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Night Marchers and more. Tickets for The Fest are on sale now.

Circle Takes The Square returned in December, 2012 with Decompositions Volume Number One, their first album of new material since reuniting and second overall. It's not the instant masterpiece that their 2004 debut, As the Roots Undo, is, but it's still damn good. Download it in its entirety at bandcamp (name your price) or stream it in its entirety, along with the updated The Fest lineup, below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Big Dick

Ottawa punk duo Big Dick released their excellent self titled debut LP earlier this year via Dirt Cult Records. It was an album that brought to mind other Canadian bands like Death From Above 1979, METZ, and Japandroids, but was still entirely its own. We've now got the video for one of its tracks, "Colours," making its premiere in this post. It combines visuals of boxing/wrestling matches with clips of the band playing in various, often snowy locations. Check it out below. You can also download that track for free at bandcamp.

Big Dick have some Canadian dates scheduled, and they're working on doing a Northeast US tour this August, but dates for that are still TBA. All currently announced dates are listed, along with the new video and a stream of their LP, below...

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by Andrew Sacher

DOWNLOAD: Big Dick - "Schoolyard Violence" (MP3)

Big Dick

It's hard to talk about Ottawa, Ontario bass/drum duo Big Dick (named after the song by post-hardcore wizards NoMeansNo) without referencing another Canadian bass/drum duo, Death From Above 1979. They share DFA1979's relentless energy, stabbing rhythms, and distorted bass riffage, but they do it punkier and noisier, not unlike fellow Canucks METZ (who they've shared bills with). And they do it with a Japandroids-style 2-piece-that-sounds-like-a-5-piece level of power. If you're fans of any of the aforementioned bands or any type of melodically abrasive post-punk and noise rock, do yourself a favor and give Big Dick a listen. Their self titled debut full length comes out next week (2/19) via Dirt Cult Records and it's one of the most impressive debuts I've heard this year so far.

You can stream the entire album ahead of its release over at Scene Point Blank, and grab one of its tracks, "Schoolyard Violence," for free at the top of this post. You can also listen to that track below, along with streams of two other album cuts, "Wolves" and "Colours," and a live session video of another, "Medic." The album art and tracklist are below too.

Big Dick have an upcoming record release show with Neon Windbreaker and Boyhood in their hometown this Saturday (2/16), but no not many other tour dates to report of at the moment. Update: They also play Toronto on Friday (2/15) (thanks Eric).

Streams, video, album art and tracklist below...

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