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Homeless Gospel Choir announce new album, “Misunderstood And Sweaty”

Well here’s a fun and weird little story. Derek Zanetti, who’s better known as the one-man show that is The Homeless Gospel Choir  has uncovered what he reports is a hard drive containing thousands of off little songs and snippets that he’s determined equate to about six hours of usable, listenable material. He’s going to release them in a series of limited cassette tape releases, and the first of them, called “Misunderstood and Sweaty,” is now available. You can pick up yours here, but they’re limited to 200, so maybe act fast?

 



The Homeless Gospel Choir kicks off tour at a Bernie Rally

Well, this is definitely one way to get your stuff out there. Today, Derek Zanetti, the one man folk-punk act known as The Homeless Gospel Choir played a couple of protest songs at the start of a Bernie Sanders Rally. This stands in the wake of a series of tour dates that will see Zanetti playing across the South-West, alongside fellow folk solo-act Frank Turner. Check out the upcoming dates below.



DS Show Review: Anti-Flag/Such Gold/The Homeless Gospel Choir, NYC, 2/5/15

Show reviewed by Jason Epstein

This did not feel like an everyday punk rock show. It started off with a whiny, somewhat entertaining one-man folk-act, was followed by a punk band, was scaled way back into a conversation between Anti-Flag and two members of Amnesty International, and then turned into a special album plus discography-favorites set. Like I said, it wasn’t your average evening at the punk rock show.

The Homeless Gospel Choir’s name is a bit of a misnomer; it’s not a gospel choir, it’s actually just one bearded trucker-hat-wearing dude in a plaid shirt (aka Derek Zanetti) on an acoustic guitar singing angry, young and poor anthems that speak to the as-far-left-as-you-can-go liberal crowd so directly that it has no hopes of changing any conservatives’ minds (it’d only serve to make them dig in more on their beliefs which I believe there’s a nifty psychological term for that I don’t feel like looking up). The songs were kind of funny, and kind of sad, very impassioned, and pretty bland. But I’m not one for folksy, acoustic-only stuff much, anyway.

Such Gold – an affable group of 20-something dudes who play energetic post-90’s skate punk in the vein of The Loved Ones or older Swellers – followed. They just couldn’t seem to rev up the audience who seemed stunned by the preceding oddity of such a casual act which made it seem more like an open-mic night than a punk rock gathering.

After, Anti-Flag sat down with two multicultural hipsters from Amnesty International and had a fairly interesting discussion about this past year’s, what I’ll lightly call, “race-relation issues.” It was cool to hear that young people have the power to do something about what they feel is wrong in the world, and we were treated to a particularly blistering story of injustice that had a relatively happy ending – because of that very power. It was a rousing call-to-action for those who were already halfway there, but for most it was just a strange segue into the main event of the evening.

The guys came back on a few minutes later and launched into the energetic 13-song punch which is The Terror State, which is as good an album as it was back in 2003. Some of the songs they’ve played a ton, while other they’d never played before this tour. Pretty special stuff, indeed. They went full force, talking mercifully little between songs, and instead choosing to speak through the aggressive mouthpiece of great punk rock. Following the full performance of The Terror State, they let another plaid-wearing beard-having individual address the audience, this time about helping marine life, certainly a noble cause. Anti-Flag soldiered on through almost a dozen more songs, including a brand new jam called “To Hell With Boredom” (totally likable upon first listen) which will be on their upcoming album. One thing’s for sure: It’s great to see a band like Anti-Flag still playing fast and loud nearly 20 years after their first album with a new one on the horizon and no signs of slowing down.

Anti-Flag’s full setlist was as follows:
1. Turncoat
2. Rank-N-File
3. Post-War Breakout
4. Sold as Freedom
5. Power to the Peaceful
6. Mind the G.A.T.T.
7. You Can Kill the Protester, But You Can’t Kill the Protest
8. When You Don’t Control Your Government, People Want to Kill You
9. Wake Up!
10. Tearing Down the Borders
11. Death of a Nation
12. Operation Iraqi Liberation (O.I.L.)
13. One People, One Struggle
14. Fuck the Flag
15. To Hell With Boredom
16. Fuck Police Brutality
17. The Press Corpse
18. Broken Bones
19. This Is the End (For You My Friend)
20. This Machine Kills Fascists
21. 1 Trillion Dollar$
22. Cities Burn
23. Die for the Government
24. Drink Drank Punk



The Homeless Gospel Choir re-releases “Luxury Problems” on cassette

Derek Zanetti, the one man folk-punk act known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, will be re-releasing his album titled Luxury Problems on limited-edition cassette. The album will be released through Indiana DIY label Failure Records & Tape and you will only be able to pick these up at his live shows or right here. If cassettes aren’t your thing, you can pick it up on vinyl right here.

The Homeless Gospel Choir last released I Used To Be So Young, in July 2014 through A-F Records.



The Homeless Gospel Choir announces winter tour dates with Listener

Derek Zanetti, the one man folk-punk act known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, has just announced a string of winter tour dates featuring Listener. Check out the full list of dates below.

The Homeless Gospel Choir last released “I Used To Be So Young,” on July 15th through A-F Records.



The Homeless Gospel Choir releases lyric video for “Slow Down The Time”

Derek Zanetti, the one man folk-punk act known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, has released a lyric video for his song “Slow Down The Time,” and you can check it out below.

The track is from his newest album “I Used To Be So Young,” which was released on July 15th through A-F Records.



Full Album Stream: The Homeless Gospel Choir – “I Used To Be So Young”

Derek Zanetti, the one man folk-punk act known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, is streaming his new full-length album I Used To Be So Young in its entirety, and you can give it a listen below.

I Used To Be So Young releases today, July 15th through A-F Records. Head over here to pick up a copy of the record if you like what you hear.



Homeless Gospel Choir streaming full album “I Used To Be so Young”

Derek Zanetti, the one man folk-punk act known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, is streaming his new album, I Used To Be So Young.

Check it out below.

I Used to Be So Young will be released on July 22, 2014 via Anti-Flag‘s label, A-F Records.  Pre-order information be found here. You can also catch The Homeless Gospel Choir this summer on tour.



DS Exclusive: The Homeless Gospel Choir streams new track “Holiday Song”

Derek Zanetti, the one man folk-punk act known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, is gearing up to release his debut full-length I Used To Be So Young on July 15th through A-F Records. To hold you all over ’til then, we’re exclusively streaming a brand new song from the album!

Give “Holiday Song” a listen below and, if you like what you hear, be sure to head over here and check out the pre-order options for I Used To Be So Young.



Music Video: The Homeless Gospel Choir – “Armageddon”

Pittsburgh one-man folk act The Homeless Gospel Choir has released a music video for his song “Armageddon.” The track is set to appear on the act’s upcoming debut album, I Used to Be So Young. You can watch the video below.

I Used to Be So Young will be released on July 22, 2014 via Anti-Flag‘s label, A-F Records.  Pre-order information be found here. You can also catch The Homeless Gospel Choir this summer on tour.



Music Video: The Homeless Gospel Choir – “Black Friday”

Pittsburgh one-man folk act The Homeless Gospel Choir has released a music video for his song “Black Friday”. The track is set to appear on the act’s upcoming debut album, I Used to Be So Young. You can watch the video below.

I Used to Be So Young will be released on July 22, 2014 via Anti-Flag‘s label, A-F Records.  Pre-order information be found here. You can also catch The Homeless Gospel Choir this summer on tour.



The Homeless Gospel Choir will release new album on July22nd

Pittsburgh one-man folk act The Homeless Gospel Choir is set to release I Used to Be So Young” on July 22nd via Anti-Flag‘s label, A-F Records.  You can stream “Untitled” off the new album right here.

You can check out some of the new tracks live this summer, as The Homeless Gospel Choir will be hitting the highways on the dates below.



The Homeless Gospel Choir announces summer tour w/ Listener & ’68

Derek Zanetti, the one man folk-punk act known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, will be touring the east coast and the midwest this summer with Listener and ’68.

Details on when and where the tour will be stopping can be found below.

The Homeless Gospel Choir recently signed to A-F Records with plans to release a follow-up to 2012’s Luxury Problems. While you wait for that, you can stream/download all of Zanetti’s prior releases on Bandcamp (2 of the 3 are free!).



The Homeless Gospel Choir (folk-punk) signs to A-F Records; announces spring US tour

Derek Zanetti, the one man folk punk act known as The Homeless Gospel Choir, the one man folk punk act, has announced that he has signed with A-F Records. The acoustic solo project will release his debut album for the label later this year, and is currently about to hit the road on a short tour throughout the US.

You can check out the dates below.

If you unfamiliar with The Homeless Gospel Choir, you can check out his previous releases, Luxury ProblemsYou Work So Hard…, and Some People Never Go Anywhere on Bandcamp.