You can listen to the 11 track record below.
Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 4:56 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Greg Graffin, frontman from legendary punk band Bad Religion, has announced a handful of tour dates in support of his upcoming album, “Millport.” In addition to still-unannounced appearances at Austin’s SXSW Festival in March, Graffin will play a half-dozen shows late next month. Head below for details.
“Millport” is due out March 10th via ANTI- Records, and finds Graffin backed by three-quarters of the current Social Distortion lineup: Johnny Wickersham on guitar, David Hidalgo Jr. on drums, and Brent Harding on bass. Stay tuned for more on this one as release day approaches.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 12:20 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
You can listen to the single below.
Divided Heaven, the project of Jeff Berman, is finishing up the recording of a new album with Charlie Stavish. He last released Youngblood in March 2014.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 3:14 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
WORRY was released in October, 2016 through SideOneDummy Records.
Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10:25 AM (PST) by Gina Skidz
He will be joined for all the dates by Reverend Todd Seely of the Bruisers and Jeremy Zombii of Zombii. In addition, some friends and label mates from Altercation Records will join him for some of the dates, including members of American Pinup and The Jukebox Romantics.
Trocolla’s debut release, The Stranger, was released on Altercation Records in 2015.
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 5:07 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Set to release on February 17th through Equal Vision and Rory Records, Memento Mori will be Pryor’s fifth solo album. He will be touring the US with Dan Andriano on Alkaline Trio in the coming months.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 11:21 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
Jake Clarke, former guitarist and vocalist for Superheaven before their indefinite hiatus, is currently streaming a brand new track from his current solo venture. The track is titled “Yellow Gown,” and you can listen to it below.
The last release from Jake Clarke was “4 Song E.P.” released August 5, 2015, which you can find on his Bandcamp page here. Jake is set to play a run of three upcoming shows, two with Spur and one with Alcoa. You can find the dates and locations beneath the track.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:31 PM (PST) by Cyco Loco
Produced by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz, Millport will be Graffin’s first solo album since 2006’s Cold as the Clay, and features three of the current members of Social Distortion (Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham, Brent Harding and David Hidalgo Jr.). The album’s track listing can be found below, along with a stream of the track “Making Time”.
Last October, we reported that Bad Religion were going to begin writing a new album, which will be their first since 2013’s True North, and is due for release later this year.
Following the announcement of new album “Bury Me In Philly”, Dave Hause has announced that he will do a small run of U.S. club dates to coincide with the album’s February 3rd release.
Various pre-order packages are also available now.
The list of dates is below.
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10:26 PM (PST) by GellmanB
“Worst Tribute Ever” is a year-long pop punk tribute to The Simpsons from Australian singer-songwriter Dan Cribb.
Cribb has released his third song in his quest to release one each month. He plans to be joined by a special guest vocalist on every song.
Stream the first three tracks below.
Matt Pryor (The Get Up Kids) and Dan Andriano (Alkaline Trio) are to embark on a length US tour next that stretches from February through to May.
Full list of dates below.
One would be hard-pressed to find another singer-songwriter as prolific as Joey Cape. Already under his belt are eight Lagwagon albums, three Bad Astronaut albums, LPs by The Playing Favorites, Scorpios, and Joey Cape’s Bad Loud, not to mention his role in a whole bunch of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes releases, as well as countless seven-inch and compilation appearances.
And here’s another. Joey Cape’s One Week Record, on his own label, One Week Records, kicks off the same way Lagwagon kicked off Hang, with the one-minute acoustic “Burden of Proof” introducing “Reign”. The two albums begin similarly enough that at the conclusion of “Burden” the listener isn’t positive which album he’s listening to until it either takes off at blistering speeds, as with Hang, or, as is the case here, continues as if performed by a guy on a street corner wearing a “Joey Cape is Bullshit” t-shirt with his guitar case opened to invite coins.
The idea of One Week Records is to produce ten songs in seven days, all within the comfort of Cape’s home. The limited schedule is designed to eliminate the temptation to overproduce and let the songs “give an honest representation of the artist’s creativity.” Membership to One Week Records is available, making it feel more like a club than a typical record label. Cape had previously recorded five songs, available as a bonus only to those with membership to the label. He has since expanded his five-song One Weekend Record to a full ten-song album. Because it is his label, his studio, and his house, one can’t help assuming Joey cheated a little and spent more than seven days recording it – evidenced by guest appearances by One Week artists Walt Hamburger, Yotam Ben Horin, Brian Wahlstrom, and Laura Mardone, all of whom have recorded albums with Cape – but when you’re the owner, you can do what you want.
Without liner notes accompanying the digital download it’s difficult to know for sure who is doing what, though sometimes it’s obvious: that’s Laura Mardone’s sweet voice lending some interest to an otherwise boring arrangement of Lagwagon’s post-hiatus favorite “E Dagger.” Brian Wahlstrom, Cape’s Scorpios bandmate and frequent guest keyboardist on punk albums, is heard tinkling the ivories on nearly every track, most prominently in “Laymens Terms”, what with his instrumental introduction and, later in the same track, some pretty nifty harmonies. Too, Joey opts to leave the guitar out entirely during the first minute-plus of “Sick” with only Wahlstrom’s keys accompanying his voice until the downbeat of the first chorus.
We may still call him “Joey”, but Joey Cape is getting old – he just turned 50, for crying out loud! Needless to say, he’s not singing about girls too often these days. Instead, his friends are dying. “Days of New” is a tribute to Bad Astronaut and original Lagwagon drummer Derrick Plourde, and “One Last Song” features a shout out to Cape’s best bud, the late great Tony Sly. Joey clearly misses them both dearly, but, rather than somber funereal ballads, both tunes are upbeat to better convey celebrations of their lives, and their impact on Cape’s own.
No new songs here, this is an album of Cape-fronted band covers: one Bad Astronaut song (opener from Twelve Small Steps, 2006) and another from Joey’s least talked about side project, the Playing Favorites (“Waiting”, from I Remember When I was Pretty, 2007). The remaining eight were all originally Lagwagon songs, including three from Lagwagon’s latest full-length, Hang. “Obsolete Absolute” is a rare example of a fast punk song being longer in duration than its slow acoustic version, and is one of the strongest tracks on each album. Cape softly plucks the strings of his acoustic guitar, outlining the opening chords, providing the impression that the guitar is in the background even as the only sound present, before his voice presents the opening melody. A piano is added halfway through the first verse, and then light gang vocals and vocal harmonies to embellish the chorus. Fan-tastic.
These One Week and One Weekend records are digital releases, though PEARS’ Zach Quinn’s One Week Record was given a limited vinyl pressing through Fat Wreck Chords, so perhaps something similar will happen with Cape’s album.
Find another example of a songwriter providing so many alternate versions to previously recorded songs; not live recordings from acoustic sets, but – between two split albums with Tony Sly, a split album with Jon Snodgrass, six songs between Cape’s first two solo albums, Bridge and Doesn’t Play Well With Others, as well as numerous standalone tracks scattered here and there – actual studio recordings. I can’t think of anyone, at least not in the punk world, the only sect of pop music I feel qualified to discuss. Any punk fan ought to appreciate what Joey Cape has brought to the genre, and most would enjoy this album. Joey Cape’s One Week Record is not as polished as the splits with Tony Sly, nor do I think is it as strong. For a Lagwagon fan, however, it’s a must-have.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at 3:41 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Dave Hause has announced he will be releasing his third solo album Bury Me In Philly on February 3rd, 2017 through Rise Records. He has also premiered the lead single “With You,” and announced a European tour in support of the LP.
You can give the new song a listen and find more details on the album and tour below.
Bury Me In Philly will serve as the follow-up to Hause’s 2013 full-length Devour. Head over here to get your pre-orders in for the album.
Monday, December 5, 2016 at 8:03 PM (PST) by The Grace of Laura Jane
Kepi takes vocal duties on “Straight To Hell” and Hervé sings “Lover’s Rock”. The 7″ comes with two inserts, including art by Kepi and Stardumb Records’ Stefan Tijs.
The 7″ will be out Dec. 31st, but if you pre-order now you’ll receive an exclusive Kepi postcard set as a bonus! You can pre-order it here.
Grand Rapids' The Bloody Lips play lo-fi, female fronted, hardcore music that is guaranteed to make you want to smash every piece of furniture in your living room or slam dance in a pit until your own lips are bloody. The band consists of Kole and Taylor from The Lippies and Josh from The War Between/Cosmonaut and his wife Krystal on vocals. They recently released their debut full-length "B-Side Noise" and its definitely worth a listen. Do so here.