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Thousand Islands Fest Announces Lineup

Thousand Islands Records have partnered up with Pouzza Fest to bring their second instalment of Thousand Islands Fest. It’s set to take place at Le Centre D’Art La Petite Eglise de Saint-Eustache near Montreal, QC on July 21st.

The event will benefit L’Écluse Des Laurentides, whose mission “is to help people who are socially disruptive or experiencing problems of social exclusion, isolation, poverty, marginalization or any other problem affecting their quality of life.”

You can check the whole lineup out below.



Album Review: The Penske File – “Salvation”

The Penske File don’t play folk punk, so much that they play punk for, well, folks.

You know, the riff-raff, people like you and me who work shitty jobs, earn what they can, and live their life under-the-radar. Blue collar, working class, salt-of-the-earth. Their new album Salvation is a refreshing reminder of what the genre can do with earnest earthiness. This is punk rock, electric and loud, made from a working class perspective that drops the cosplay and goes for the gut. There’s no posturing here, Salvation is authentic folk punk, whatever you want that to mean.

“Kamikaze Kids” opens the album with a catchy guitar line and an even more arresting opening lyric, “It’s nice to be here, and it’s cool to meet you, shaking off the dirt, that’s just something we do.” It underlines the resilience and pride inherent in their perspective while giving the kids something to shout along to. Some might take that as a throwaway compliment, but I think the song’s singability, as well as its accessibility, is actually a virtue destined to be taken for granted. It’s loud and proud and meant for the people, a piece of art composed to glue a group together with words that’ll feel good slipping from their lips. For me, that’s what a lot of this kind of music misses. The Penske File get that the roots of rootsy music is community.

And the songwriting is strong enough to cement a community. Sticky melodies, dramatic drum builds, and  tasty fretwork pop up all across Salvation. The Penske File are a talented band with excellent command over every stage of songwriting, from composition to arrangement to performance. “Lakeshore” shows some country influence, but it comes from an old well, one not often drank from. The big countrified harmonies evoke, but also transcend, Appalachian townships; hidden away from the modern world, not to be lionized, but real all the same. When the Penske File indulge in some of these more obvious folk affectations (the harmonica on “American Basements” deserves mention as well), they risk pushing themselves into a corner—or worse, an inevitable downward spiral that ends in a“Wagon Wheel” cover. Fortunately, the Penske File keep their music rooted in catchy punk rock, and the stylistic additions don’t feel like Salvation playing dress-up, but rather as a gap being bridged between two genres of commoner art.

Fans of the Penske File no doubt already know the band as formidable songwriters in a genre with an eternal hunger for songcraft. Salvation shines a spotlight on the common ground that is music, what we share between urban and rural. For the Penske File, rock ‘n roll is the new folk, and they treat punk rock as a springboard for communion, and from the path of communion, the Penske File bring salvation. 

 

4.5/5

 



The Penske File stream new album “Salvation”

Canadian punks The Penske File are streaming their new album, Salvation, in full. The album is officially out everywhere today via Stomp Records so head on below and stream it till your heart is content.

Salvation serves as a follow-up to 2017s Come What May EP.



First shot at The Penske File new music: “Last Chance”

In an era of trade wars and tariffs, the Great White North remains unafraid to export some truly good punk rock. The Penske File proudly crash over the boarder, guitars blazing and Kraft dinners aglow to ignite your stereo.

The Canadian punk rockers are streaming the new single “Last Chance” off their upcoming release Salvation, out April 8th on Stomp Records. The band previously released the EP Come What May back in October, 2017.

The new track is buoyant, raucous and infectious. It’s a great song to kick off your spring. Check it out below, and let us know what you think.



The Penske File announce North American tour

Burly City punks The Penske File have announced that they are going on a North American tour. The tour kicks off March 23rd and runs until mid May and they will be joined by Decent Criminal and Arms Aloft.

If you haven’t heard The Penske File you’re late to the party, these guys have a new album coming out April 6th and have been tearing it up around Ontario for several years now. They are finally starting to get the love they deserve. Having saw them live I’m telling you go see them, without a doubt one of the tightest band’s you’ve never heard of.

For a full list of tour dates check out below.



The Penske File (punk) announce new album “Salvation”, stream new song “Kamikaze Kids”

Canadian punks The Penske File have announced that on April 10th they’ll be releasing their new album, “Salvation” via Stomp Records in North America and Gunner Records in Europe. To get you properly pumped up they’ve premiered the new track “Kamikaze Kids”, which you can stream below.

“Salvation” will serve as a follow up to their ‘Come What May’ EP, which was released on October 6, 2017. The Penske File released their latest full-length LP ‘Burn Into The Earth’ in 2015.



The Penske File (Canada) announce winter EU tour

Canadian punks The Penske File have announced an EU tour that starts in mid-January and will run through early February.

The band will be promoting their latest album, “Burn Into the Earth,” which was on Stomp, AF, and Bearded Punk Records.

Check out the dates below!



The Penske File (punk, Canada) Head to Europe in 2018

Ontario melodic punk band The Penske File are hitting the road this coming January. The three piece will be heading out to Europe for around three weeks and hitting stops in Germany, Italy, France, Belgium and Austria. You can check out a full list of dates below.

The band’s latest collection of songs was the 2015 full-length Burn Into The Earth.



The Penske File release live video of “Come What May”

Ontario punks The Penske File have just released a live video of “Come What May” from The Rock Room.

Come What May was released on October 6, and the band are currently on tour across Canada. Their last release was album Burn Into The Earth which was released on June 2, 2015 via Stomp Records.

Scope it out below.



The Penske File stream new single “Come What May”

Ontario punk group The Penske File are currently streaming their new 2 track single titled Come What May via their Bandcamp page. You can listen below.

Come What May was released on October 6, and the band are currently on tour across Canada. Their last release was album Burn Into The Earth which was released on June 2, 2015 via Stomp Records.



Mobina Galore (punk) announce North American tour dates

Punks from the Peg, Mobina Galore have announced a whole slew of North American tour dates. The band will be hitting the road starting in October and the tour will run until November 11th. Joining Mobina Galore on tour will be the Burly Cities own The Penske File. Be sure to catch these guys if they happen to stop near you, you will not regret it.

Check out the latest video from Mobina Golore below.



The Penske File announce fall tour

Ontario punk group The Penske File are getting set to hit the road in Canada with a few stops in the US in support of their current album “Burn Into The Earth.” You can find the full list of tour dates belowJoining them along the way in Canada will be label mates The Creepshow and Fire Next Time while Arms Aloft will be sharing the stage for the US dates.

Rumour has it that a new album is in the works for a 2018 release.



New Video: The Penske File perform “Party Time Liars” for Live! From The Rock Room

Ontario punk group The Penske File are the latest act to be featured from a on Live! From The Rock Room after recently stopping by the Illinois-based studio run by Mike Felumlee of Smoking Popes/The Bigger Empty fame. Check out their performance of the song “Party Time Liars” below.

“Party Time Liars” comes off the band’s latest album Burn into the Earth which was released in June 2015 through Stomp Records.



Music Video: The Penske File – “Home”

Ontario punk group The Penske File have premiered a music video for their track “Home,” and you can watch it below.

The song comes from their latest album “Burn Into The Earth” which was released on June 2, 2015 via Stomp Records.



The Penske File announce US/Canada tour dates

Ontario punk group The Penske File are taking another trip south of the border this summer. Check out their list of US/Canada tour dates below.

The band recently wrapped up a string of dates with Boston’s Rebuilder. This time, San Diego punks Caskitt will join the band for for their California dates.

The Penske File last released Burn Into The Earth in June 2015 on Stomp Records.