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Bogtrotters Union (folk punk) streaming new song “Arrogant Bastard”

Reno folksters or folkers Bogtrotters Union are streaming the song “Arrogant Bastard” off of their upcoming album “Chapter 1: Playing the Fool”. The new album is scheduled for release on February 4th.

Check it out below.

This will be the third release from Bogtrotters Union, the last being 2017’s “Old Songs & Stories Vol. 1”. This song definitely reminds me of the SNUFF so if you like SNUFF (who doesn’t?) go on do yourself a solid and check these guys out.



The Blood Feud Family Singers and Travis James & The AAA stream “Cover Your Tracks”

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Travis James & the Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists at The Trunk Space in Summer of 2014

Travis James of Travis James & the Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonists has always sung loudly the praises of his fellow Phoenix folk punk Daryl Scherrer, and the adoration has always been mutual, a fact held most evident by the frequency with which Scherrer’s The Blood Feud Family Singers pop up on Acrimonious Assembly of Arsonist shows. Of course, the two bands do compliment each other very well, but this musical te ta tet goes deeper than just two bands who sound good one after the other.

Scherrer and James are kindred spirits musically who both come at the art of making folk-punk from a highly romantic standpoint and idolize their musical creations above all others. That’s not said to call them cocky men, or say they are full of themselves, however one of them did release a 30-song record about his divorce entitled Crapheart and the other literally named his band after himself, but I say it more to illuminate the passion which goes into every song they write, even more so the ones they choose to release, and in this case the ones they have chosen to cover.

On January. 17 the two bands released Cover Your Tracks a two-song split EP where TJAAA covered The Blood Feud Family Singers folk-noir masterpiece “Let Me Down and Lay Me Down.” While Scherrer and his BFFS took a swing at James’s high energy punk rock – show tune “Everybody Dies (The Night I Almost Died) of James’ 2014 full-length Overdressed and Under Arrest.

Of The Blood Feud Family Singers handling of his track, James said: “it’s like, how my writing brain works but slowed down and broken up for all the elements to shine.” While Scherrer said, “I often forgot that you, not I, wrote it. In those moments where I forgot it wasn’t my song, I was very proud of what a good song I’d written. And then I’d remember, with a certain amount of disappointment, that I didn’t write it, and I’d think, ‘Well, dammit. Good job, Travis.'”

The EP is on Bandcamp for the low price of free and streaming below.



Long Neck (Folk/Power Pop) stream new song “10,000 Year Old Woman”

NJ/NY Folk/Power Pop act Long Neck are streaming a new song called “10,000 Year Old Woman.”

You can give it a listen here.

“10,000 Year Old Woman” comes from the bands’ upcoming album, Will This Do?, which is set to be released on January 26th via Tiny Engines.



“Punks in Pubs” Podcast Episode 4 featuring Frank Turner

Liam Bird’s new must hear podcast “Punks in Pubs” is streaming episode 4, which features none other than Frank Turner. Liam and Frank discuss their mutual love of NoFX, Black Flag and Meatloaf. Yes, Meatloaf (I am assuming it’s the singer, but I would be intrigued if it was the food).

You can check out the podcast below or catch up with episodes you may have missed here.



Gogol Bordello stream acoustic version of “Seekers And Finders”

Gogol Bordello are streaming an acoustic version of the title track from last year’s “Seekers and Finders” album. The stripped down rendition features Regina Spektor on guest vocal duties.

You can have a listen to the track below. A reminder of the band’s West Coast dates are below too.



Crywank (anti-folk/folk-punk) stream new album “Egg on face. Foot in mouth. Wriggling Wriggling Wriggling.”

Manchester, England based anti-folk/folk-punk act Crywank is now streaming their brand new full length album titled Egg on face. Foot in mouth. Wriggling Wriggling Wriggling. You can listen to it below.

The album was released on December 21st, and follows the band’s last full length titled Don’t Piss On Me, I’m Already Dead which was released on July 20th, 2016.



Long Neck (NY/NJ folk/power pop) premiere new song “Elizabeth” off upcoming album

Take a break from the holiday nonsense and chill out with two songs from Long Neck. They just premiered “Elizabeth” from their upcoming album, “Will This Do?” It’s due out January 26th on Tiny Engines.

Check out “Elizabeth” and “Mine/Yours” in the stream below. You can preorder the digital album or [defeated sigh here] cassette at their bandcamp page.



Gasoline Lollipops (Folk) stream new song “Montreal”

Colorado folk act Gasoline Lollipops are streaming their new song “Montreal”

You can give it a listen here.

“Montreal” comes from the bands’ upcoming album Soul Mine, which is set to be released on December 15th.



Jake & The Jellyfish stream new track “Reading List” ahead of new album

Leeds, UK folk punk band Jake & The Jellyfish are to release a new album next month. The follow up to 2015’s “Dead Weight” is titled “Long In Winters” and is out January 26th. Full tracklisting and pre-order links are up on Bandcamp now.

You can listen to advance track, “Reading List”, below.



Tom Aylott (folk punk) releases new EP “Against A Gentle Wind”

UK based folk punk Tom Aylott has released a new, five song EP. “Against A Gentle Wind”. The self-released affai is up on his Bandcamp now, with downloads by donation. The EP is the follow up to June’s “Stay Awake For Me“.

You can listen to the EP below.



Ducking Punches (punk, UK) Stream Video for “Smoking Spot”

The UK’s Ducking Punches are streaming a video for their tune “Smoking Spot”. It’s been taken from their soon-to-be-released record called Alamort which is due to drop on February 16, 2018. The release is being handled by London-based Xtra Mile Recordings.

In addition, the band have a run of live dates to round off the year with and a few scheduled for 2018. We’ve listed these and posted the video for “Smoking Spot” below.



Music Video: Frank Turner – “I Am Disappeared”

Folk-punk hero Frank Turner has released a brand new music video for his 2011 hit, “I Am Disappeared.” Originally off of his 2011 record, England Keep My Bones, the song has since been re-worked with pianos and a new vocal delivery as part of Turner’s latest release, Songbook.

As Turner puts it, “‘I Am Disappeared’ remains one of the songs in my catalogue I’m most proud of. Somehow the song is still slightly elusive to me, it’s meaning changes in time, and I’m always finding new ways through it.”

The video, mainly comprised of footage from Turner’s 2000th (and coincidentally his biggest US show to date), was shot in Boston earlier this year. You can check it out here.

Songbook was released on November 23rd and serves as a follow up to 2015’s Positive Songs For Negative People, both released on Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records.



Off The Yard (folk) streaming new album “Empty Spot”

Lyon folksters Off The Yard are streaming their latest release “Empty Spot”. The album features some very melodic folk tunes, and has a very toe tapping rhythm.

Give in to your inner hipster and check it out here.

The new release is the second from Off The Yard, the first being the 2016 release of “We Say We Don’t Care But We Do”. If you enjoy Bad Astronaut or Toh Kay these guys kind of fall in the middle so be sure to give them a listen.



The Smith Street Band release music video for “Passiona”

The Smith Street Band just released a music video for another song off their latest album More Scared of You Than You Are of Me. Check out the video for “Passiona” below.

More Scared of You Than You Are of Me was released in April through SideOneDummy Records.



Album Review: Tim Barry – “High On 95”

Tim Barry seems to age like a fine wine. The new record, High On 95, brings a softer more laid back Tim Barry; the same thought out lyrics we’re used to, but with a softer delivery. There’s a good balance of folk with just a tinge of punk angst.

When comparing this to past albums you can hear the maturity come through in the songwriting and delivery. It is a good testament to Barry’s growth as a solo artist. The track “O&DP” gives us the catchy punk driven sound we love Tim Barry for. The lyrics “I do a lot of walkin’ and thinkin’, it never really makes much sense. If you’re wantin’ to talk you’ll have to wait till I’m done thinkin'” just sort of resonate. With an underlying punk attitude but delivered in a more mature refined manner it’s a place where punk meets sophistication. Likewise, the same could be said of “Riverside”, whose fairly aggressive lyrics are delivered in a soothing calm way that sounds perfect coming from Tim Barry.

All in all, in this writers opinion this is a great listen. Top to bottom it’s a well written album, every song tells a story. The music behind each story slides along like butter on a warm skillet. High On 95 delivers a softer but more complete and mature Tim Barry. It’s a perfect album for a warm fall day; do yourself a favor and give it a listen.

High on 95 was released September 8th via Chunksaah Records. Get yours here.

4/5 Stars