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Flatfoot 56 Premieres New Video for Folk Version of “Cain”

Veteran Celtic punks, Flatfoot 56 just released an incredible video for their uber-stripped down version of the fan-favorite “Cain” from the new EP The Vancouver Sessions If you’ve heard the original version, which premiered on the epic LP Jungle of the Midwest Sea released back in ’07, you’re probably not even going to recognize this one. It’s far more mellow and has a fantastically folksy, rustic sound to it. When we asked frontman Tobin Bawinkel about the new video, he told us: “(It) was a blast to shoot. We shot it on a Sunday afternoon in about three hours. A whole group of us carried all our gear into a local forest preserve and proceeded to get as dirty as we could. We were a site for all the people walking by as we slapped each other with mud. We loved the way the video turned out. The producer (Jordan Saylor from JLS Collective) did a great job editing it up. We hope you enjoy it as well.” So, check it out below!



DS Exclusive: Flatfoot 56 premiere new EP, “The Vancouver Sessions”

DyingScene is excited to bring you Flatfoot 56‘s new EP, “The Vancouver Sessions!”

The EP is a collection of the band’s traditionally driving, anthemic songs that have been given a melodic, even soulful, overhaul, along with a new track in the same style, “I Believe It.” The recording includes more traditional instruments such as Irish whistle, accordion, Uillleann bagpipes, and Irish bones. The result is a relaxed, but no less powerful departure from the band’s normal aggressive sound. Check it out for yourself in the stream below.

The EP will be out on Sailor’s Grave Records tomorrow, May 25th.

Flatfoot 56’s last album was 2017’s “Odd Boat.”



Flatfoot 56 stream new song “How Long” off upcoming EP “The Vancouver Session”

Celtic punk rock band Flatfoot 56 are streaming a brand new song called “How Long.” The track appears on their upcoming EP, The Vancouver Sessions and is the only brand new original song on the release. Campfire jams are one thing, but Flatfoot 56 takes it to another level with this new tune.

Here is what the band had to say about the song:

“This is the only brand new song on The Vancouver Sessions EP. The song includes back up vocals by our singer’s wife Vanessa, and also includes a first for Flatfoot in that it utilizes the brighter sounds of a high string guitar. The song’s lyrics talk about the yearning for something more than all of the chaos the world seems to be throwing around. Consistent with many of Flatfoot 56’s lyrical themes, this one leaves the listener hoping and looking for something more.” 

You can check it out here. You can also pre-order The Vancouver Sessions here.

The full EP will be out on May 25. For now, head over to RiotFest, where they have also premiered the track “Cain.”



Flatfoot 56 (Celtic, IL) Stream Track From Forthcoming Acoustic EP “The Vancouver Sessions”

Chicago-based Celtic punk rock band Flatfoot 56 are streaming a song from a forthcoming EP. The Vancouver Sessions will see the group take on four tracks from their back catalogue and one new effort with a fresh set of ears. Using traditional folk instruments such as the Irish whistle, Uilleann bagpipes, and the Irish bones, the band have re-imagined their earlier material into pieces that are “thoughtful—and tender, at times—reminders of what life can be if we slow down and take lyrics in”, according to vocalist Tobin Bawinkel.

The full EP will be out on May 25. For now, head over to RiotFest, where they have premiered the track “Cain.”



Flatfoot 56 release video for “Odd Boat”

Chicago Celtic punks Flatfoot 56 have premiered a new video for “Odd Boat”, the title track from their recently released album, out on Sailor’s Grave Records. The footage for the video was filmed during the band’s recent tour with Agent Orange.

You can watch the video below.



Flatfoot 56 premieres new video for ‘Forward’

Chicago Celtic punks Flatfoot 56 premiered a new video for their track ‘Forward’, taken from their recently released album Odd Boat. You can check out that one here.

Flatfoot 56 is also heading out on a lengthy tour in support of Odd Boat. Head down below to see if the band is stopping anywhere near your city.



Flatfoot 56 streaming new album “Odd Boat”

Chicago Celtic punks Flatfoot 56 released their new album Odd Boat today through Sailor’s Grave Records. You can listen to the entire 12-song record below.

Odd Boat is the band’s first album in nearly 5 years, following 2012’s Toil. Head over here to grab a digital or physical copy of the record.



DS Exclusive: Flatfoot 56 premieres music video for “Stutter” from upcoming LP “Odd Boat”


Windy City Celtic punkers Flatfoot 56 have returned with a new album, out via Sailor’s Grave Records on April 28th. But we got a guy and this time, he hooked us up with something even better than a track to premiere. Today, in celebration of St. Patty’s Day, the boys sent us the first music video from the LP, exclusively for ye lads and lasses! 

“Stutter” is the second track from the twelve track LP Odd Boat (pre-order here), which was produced by Matt Allison at Atlas studios in the band’s hometown of Chicago. When asked about the premiere, frontman/guitarist Tobin Bawinkel said “It’s a song about having tenacity and grit when the world seems to pile up on you. We hope you enjoy it! Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone! ” Check it out, along with tour dates/stops, below!



Flatfoot 56 stream new track “Curtains”

Celtic punks Flatfoot 56 are streaming another track from their upcoming “Odd Boat” album.  Following the release of first single “Penny” last month, the band are now streaming “Curtains”. You can listen to the track below.

“Odd Boat” is released on April 28th via Sailor’s Grave Records



Flatfoot 56 premiere new song “Penny,” announce tour dates

Chicago Celtic punks Flatfoot 56 have premiered a new song from their upcoming album Odd Boat, and announced tour dates in support of the record.

Give “Penny” a listen and see if there’s a show year you below.

Odd Boat releases on April 28th through Sailor’s Grave Records. It will be the band’s first album in nearly 5 years, following 2012’s Toil.



Flatfoot 56 partner with Sailor’s Grave Records to release new full-length “Odd Boat”

Chicago celtic punks Flatfoot 56 have announced that they will be partnering with Pennsylvania punk label Sailor’s Grave Records for the release of their 7th album, Odd Boat. The album is scheduled for release on April 28th and will be the first fnull-length in 5 years.

Guitarist and vocalist Tobin Bawinkel says:

Flatfoot 56 is excited to be partnering with Andy King and the Sailors Grave team for the release of our new album “Odd Boat”. Andy and Duane have been friends of ours for many years and have always been a source of encouragement through the ups and downs of touring band life. These are salt of the earth guys that have loved and supported punk and hardcore for a very long time. They do it because they love it. We are honored to be working with them on the distribution and promotion side of this release.

Andy King of Sailor’s Grave Records also commented:

We at Sailor’s Grave Records have been avid fans of Flatfoot 56 for over a decade now. We’ve always been moved by the hardcore tinged celtic punk they consistently deliver with heart, sweat, and toil. We are honored to partner with the band to help deliver the next chapter of their legacy to the world with the release of ‘Odd boat’

Odd Boat will serve as a follow-up to 2012’s, Toil. 



DS Show Review: Motoblot 2016 – featuring Flatfoot 56 and Naked Raygun

Eric MacMahon of Flatfoot 56 performs at Motoblot 2016

Two of Chicago’s most popular bands, both with  fervent U.S. and international fan bases, Flatfoot 56 and Naked Raygun, were among the many acts performing at Motoblot 2016. Both took the outdoor stage, set up outside of  Cobra Lounge, Saturday June 25th, with the legendary Naked Raygun headlining.The Flatfoot 56 set began with “Brother, Brother” from Toil, a song name seemingly appropriate for the southsiders’ recently slightly revised lineup. Two, not three, Bawinkel brothers, Tobin Bawinkel on lead vocals and guitar and Kyle Bawinkel on bass and vocals, remain as official members of the quintet. Drummer Justin Bawinkel exited the group to focus on his studies and fatherhood as he and his wife welcomed their first child within the last year. Conrad Allsworth is the new drummer. Eric McMahon (bagpipes, guitar), Brandon Good (mandolin, guitar) round out the line-up.

Tobin Bawinkel (L) and Kyle Bawinkel of Flatfoot 56

Flatfoot 56 are known for their high-energy, to the point of near exhaustion, sets. Some highlights of their Motoblot performance included : “The Rich, The Strong and The Poor” and “I Believe It”  both also from Toil; “Chinatown Jail Break,” from  Jungle of the Midwest Sea; and “We Grow Stronger” from Black Thorn.

Flatfoot 56 closed their set out the way they often do, with one of the classics hymns of which they have recorded covers. “I’ll Fly Away” has been described as one of the most recorded gospel songs and has been utilized by several different Christian denominations. And to some, as of yet unfamiliar with FF56, it might seem a curious choice to be covered by a punk band. Yet their version maintains the power;  and as with their version of  “Amazing Grace,” movingly transforms their always very active circle pit into a fellowship session akin to a Revival, with punks, skins and every other conceivable description of fan, regardless of  personal religious beliefs or lack thereof, joyously singing along in unity about life, love and the Hereafter.

Conrad Allsworth of Flatfoot 56

Upcoming for Flatfoot 56, per Tobin and Kyle: “We hit Atlas Studios to record a new album with Matt Allison. We are looking to track at least 14 songs. This will be the first full length album that will we will have written with our new drummer Conrad. It’s going to be an amazing record. We are also planning a west coast tour in September.”

Post-Punk legends Naked Raygun capped the night to a frenzied crowd. Pierre Kezdy, Jeff Pezzati, Eric Spicer, Bill Stephens, and Fritz Doreza gave the crowd what they wanted, classic songs such as “Vanilla Blue”, “Rat Patrol”, and “Home of the Brave”.

Naked Raygun’s Jeff Pezzati. NR headlined Motoblot 2016 in Chicago

Naked Raygun, formed in 1981, has been cited as the primary inspiration for many bands to follow. Dave Grohl has famously recalled Naked Raygun as his first concert experience, at The Cubby Bear, and repaid them for their inspiration by having NR join Foo Fighters’ 2015 bill at a venue in close proximity to The Cubby Bear: Wrigley Field.

Jeff Pezzati of Naked Raygun

At numerous points during their set, Lead Singer Jeff Pezzati, stepped away from continuously stalking the stage and stepped halfway onto the barricade, which had been pulled close to the stage, to give the fans an assist on the vocals. This was especially effective on “Home of the Brave” and “Rat Patrol”, with the frenetic, swaying crowd, grasping for the mic, to join in on “Whoa oh oh oh oh oh, Whoa oh oh oh oh oh” on the latter song.

Bill Stephens and fellow members of Naked Raygun headlined Motoblot 2016 in Chicago,IL

In what was the easily the most fun moment of the strong set, Naked Raygun dedicated Coldbringer to their close friend Steev MF Custer and teasingly jumbled the name of Custer’s band, asking if it was Death IN Memphis? Death OR Memphis and various other possibilities.  Custer, who makes no secret of the fact that Naked Raygun is his all-time favorite group and inspiration, (and on at least one occasion stepped in on guitar  with Naked Raygun) was spotted grinning widely at the side of the stage, seemingly in partial disbelief. This moment was especially fun for the crowd as well, as many are also fans of Death and Memphis and present for their rollicking set just a few hours earlier. Naked Raygun is scheduled to headline at The Smooth Fox in Elgin, IL on Saturday July 23rd, with support by the Biscaynies, The Bungdoons, and The Usuals.



Such Gold (melodic hardcore) announce European tour dates with 6 Foot 10 and Flatfoot 56

We already told you about New York melodic hardcore band Such Gold‘s U.S. tour dates this August, and there’s still more to come as the band has announced a round of European dates.  Such Gold will tour with Flatfoot 56 and folk/punk act 6 Foot 10 starting in November.  Check out all the dates below.

Such Gold most recently released The New Sidewalk last November through Razor & Tie Records.



Flatfoot 56 and 6’10 announce split 7″

Chicago Celtic punks Flatfoot 56 have announced they will be releasing a special split 7″ with frontman Tobin Bawinkel’s folk-punk side-project 6’10 this September. Each band will contribute 3 songs to the EP which will be their first collaborative release.

Check out the cover art for the split 7″ below, and stay tuned for more details.

Flatfoot’s latest album Toil was released in June of 2012 through Paper + Plastick Records, and 6’10 put out their debut full-length The Humble Beginnings of a Rovin’ Soul last December.



DS Exclusive: An interview with Tobin Bawinkle of Flatfoot 56 and 6’10

When last we heard from Tobin Bawinkle, the Flatfoot 56 frontman was launching a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the debut full-length for his new project, 6’10.

Fast-forward a few months and the album, “The Humble Beginnings of a Roving Soul,” is not only complete, but due out in a couple weeks (December 9th, to be exact). For those outside “the know,” 6’10 is the Celtic-punk-rocker-by-day’s folk/bluegrass endeavor. We caught up with Bawinkle to discuss his new album, the motivation for starting a new, different-sounding project, and how he’s able to balance those gigs with regular jjobs in his home town of Chicago. Oh, and there’s a pretty cool gear discussion. Check it out below!