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North Alone streams awesome folk-punk cover of NUFAN’s “International You Day” (feat. Jennie Cotterill of Bad Cop / Bad Cop)

Wow. By now I’ve heard enough mediocre covers of “International You Day” coming from our well intentioned punk scene to almost make me skip checking this one out when it appeared in my inbox. Luckily for all of us my dedication is unwavering when it comes to new music/band discovery! Germany’s folk-punk outfit North Alone have done a great job of carrying on the Tony Sly legacy in their take on the famous No Use For A Name song. It even features guest vocals from Jennie Cotterill of Bad Cop / Bad Cop.

Stream the track below and if you dig it you can purchase it for a euro. All proceeds are going to the Tony Sly Music Foundation for Kids.

Frank Turner announces North American tour

Frank Turner is showing no signs of slowing down with another major tour announcement. The folk-punk legend himself will be touring North America next January through February, including some central and western Canadian dates. This tour will begin on January 19th in Silver Spring, MD and will end on February 18th in Boston, MA. You can take a look at the full list of dates and locations below.

Frank Turner last released Positive Songs For Negative People in August 2015 on Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records.

The Ghostwrite streaming new EP “Slarity”

Pennsylvania folk-punk artist The Ghostwrite has made his new EP Slarity available to stream. You can give the 8-song release a listen and find details on his upcoming tour dates below.

Slarity is set to release on October 21st, serving as the follow-up to 2013’s Personal Political.

Hoist The Colors releases lyric video for “Rainier” off new album “Mourners”

Los Angeles folk-influenced punk act Hoist the Colors just celebrated the release of their latest album,”Mourners”, last month, and today the band has premiered a new lyric video for their song, “Rainier”, which appears on the new work.

Have a look below.

“Mourners” was released September 24th through Hardline Entertainment and serves as a follow up to their 2012 release “Miles to Go Before We Sleep”.

Beans On Toast announces new album, releases new video

English folk singer, barefoot troubadour, and cult legend Beans On Toast has announced that he will be releasing a new album, A Spanner In The Works,  on December 1st, 2016 via Xtra Mile Recordings.

He also released a video for the first single, “2016,” which you can check out below.

A Spanner In The Works is the follow up to Beans On Toast’s last album Rolling Up The Hill, which was released on December 1st, 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings.

Rusty Things (Connecticut, folk-punk) allow fans to stream their new EP “Electricoostie Compositions”

Folky, swinging, gypsy-jazz ensemble Rusty Things have  released a new two track EP. “Electricoostie Compositions” is one to dig your dancing shoes out for and should excite any fans of the late Mischief Brew.

You can enjoy “Electricoostie Compositions” below.

Blackbird Raum allow fans to stream new EP “Nevermind the Ballads”

Atmospheric folk-punkers, Blackbird Raum, are allowing fans to stream their latest EP in its entirety. “Nevermind the Ballads” features five gypsy inspired, political jigs and can be enjoyed below.

The Minor Discomfort Band (Folk Punk) stream new song “Careless”

UK Folk Punk act The Minor Discomfort Band are streaming a new song called “Careless.”

You can give it a listen below.

“Careless” comes from the bands’ upcoming debut EP No.1, which is set to be released on November 21st, 2016.

Gallant Ghosts streaming new single “Bad Idea Buddies”

Wisconsin folk-punk act Gallant Ghosts has just released a new single entitled “Bad Idea Buddies”, which you can check out below.

The band’s latest album, “Wheels”, was released back in July, 2015.

Ducking Punches (folk-punk) release music video for “Greedy Bones” (ft Frank Turner)

UK folk punks Ducking Punches have released a music video for their track “Greedy Bones” and you can check it out below.

“Greedy Bones” features guest vocals from none other than Frank Turner and if you’re a fan of the Turner you’re very likely going to dig the tune. The song appears on Ducking Punches’ new album “Fizzy Brain” released last March via Xtra Mile Recordings.

Monday Morning Justice stream debut LP “We Paid for This Firepool”

South African punkers Monday Morning Justice just dropped their debut full-length, We Paid For This Firepool. This LP is 12 tracks politically charged, anti-9-to-5 anthems in the realm of the early Anti-Flag days. If this sounds like your thing, then MMJ will certainly be a hit for the books. Check out the full stream below.

We Paid For This Firepool was released on October 3rd, 2016 via We Did This Records.

Jake And The Jellyfish release music video for new song “Killing Time”

Leeds folk-punks Jake And The Jellyfish have released a music video for a new song titled “Killing Time.” You can check it out below, alongside details on their upcoming shows.

The band’s latest full-length album Dead Weight was released in April, 2015.

Music Video: Hoist The Colors – “Mourners”

Los Angeles folk-influenced punk act Hoist the Colors just celebrated the release of their latest album,”Mourners”, and we featured a full album stream which is available here.

Today, the band has premiered a new music video for the album’s title track “Mourners”, which you can check out below.

“Mourners” was released September 24th through Hardline Entertainment and serves as a follow up to their 2012 release “Miles to Go Before We Sleep”.

DS Photo Gallery: Lucero close out the Copenhagen Beer Celebration (Boston, MA)

God bless the City of Boston for continually trying to breath life, by way of art and music, into the embarrassingly decrepit portion of town that is City Hall Plaza. To paraphrase (read as: steal verbatime) myself from an older story about the Boston Calling Music Festival, City Hall Plaza is, for the non-New Englanders among us, a barren, steaming brick-and-concrete turd located adjacent to a number of otherwise vibrant areas, and has been criminally under-utilized over the years, a literal eyesore for the fifty years since it opened. Boston Calling brought more than a handful of acclaimed national and international performing artists, but it’s since shrunk from biannual to once a year, and has moved away from City Hall entirely. The same team that put it on, however, managed to lire the Copenhagen Beer Celebration to the States for the first time, and provided a pretty eclectic lineup of musical acts to go along with the even more eclectic lineup of microbreweries.

Unlike Boston Calling and other festivals in the past, the focus on the Copenhagen Beer Celebration was beer, not music. And so, in spite of the fact that the stage was located immediately inside the venue’s entrance, most people bypassed the musical festivities for most of the weekend (one session Friday night, two sessions Saturday, all different lineups at each) and opted to hang up the hill at the brewery and food tents. That all changed in time for Lucero, however. As we’ve acknowledged, Lucero are one of “those bands” for people, and engaging with a great number of people Saturday night revealed that the Venn diagram of “people there for the beer” and “people there for Lucero” was, for the most part, a largely concentric circle.

Though the scale might have been larger than most of Lucero’s shows (at least in this area) and because the setting involved the band being fairly separated from the crowd (and despite the fact that it was cold and windy by the end of the 85-minute set), the show still had the feel of a Lucero show. Operating as a five-piece (no horn section for the fly-in/fly-out gig) gave the bulk of the band’s setlist a more raw, stripped-down feel that, while it certainly falls in line with the bulk of the first half of Lucero’s history, has not necessarily been par for the course over the last half-dozen years. Age and the wisdom that comes from spending years as one of the hardest working bands in this or any genre have dulled some of the more intense partying, borderline trainwrecky nature of early Lucero shows, and that’s probably a good thing. I’ve always thought that Roy Berry and John Stubblefield composed one of the steadier and underrated rhythm sections out there, allowing Rick Steff (keys, accordion), Brian Venable (lead guitar) and, of course, frontman Ben Nichols the freedom to wander and take chances and stray pretty far, at times, into the sonic ether. The lack of horn section pushes that issue to more of a forefront, particularly on nights like this that were still peppered with occasional false starts and equipment failures (Venable was relegated to losing his guitar and, as fate would have it, his shirt by the end of the night due to a faulty amplifier).

It was fun to see the band a little bit outside their element for this part of the country, only to then realize that with a band as varied and influential as Lucero, there really isn’t any getting outside their element, as they seem to be their own element, having outlasted myriad bands across genres and carving out their own niche and their own sound.

Check out our full photo gallery from the evening below. While you’re at it, check out our 15th anniversary Lucero retrospective pieces here and here.


Moon Bandits (folk) stream new song “I Don’t Want To Drink, I Don’t Want To Die”

Los Angeles 3-piece folk band Moon Bandits are streaming a brand new song called “I Don’t Want To Drink, I Don’t Want To Die.”

This tracks is off a split they spontaneously released with Pat The Bunny, appropriately titled, Surprise. Check it out below.

This song follows the band’s 2015 album Property Damage: A Love Story.