You can watch it below.
You can watch it below.
Friday, June 23, 2017 at 4:21 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
The Isotopes last released 1994 World Series Champions in April through Stomp Records.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 1:30 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Ah, baseball. The classic game that brings families together. Is there anything more iconic of America’s more positive aspects? Perhaps The Simpsons, depending on which seasons you’re talking about. Fittingly enough, The Isotopes (who hail from the Great White North, it should be noted) bring these two American pastimes together. Named after Springfield’s minor league team, The Isotopes write sweet and catchy pop punk tunes about one thing, and one thing only: baseball.
Imagine if the first two Riverdales albums had the same glossy production as Masked Intruder, and you’ve got a pretty good idea of what to expect from The Isotopes’ latest album, 1994 World Series Champions (for those who are too lazy to look it up: the title is a reference to the fact that there was no World Series in 1994, thus there was no team to win the championship). Only one song on the album passes the two and a half minute mark, with only a third of remaining nine tracks breaking two minutes at all. There are several references to the Sandlot, former major league players, and not wanting the season to end. On the punk end of the spectrum, the album begins with a slight Germs reference (“What We Do Ain’t Secret”) and ends with a Black Flag-like chant, if Black Flag weren’t so rigid (“Sandlot Party”).
Is it gimmicky? Yeah, it most certainly is. But that doesn’t stop it from being any less fun. Pop punk is rarely about reinventing the wheel, and is more about catchy sing-along tunes. The Isotopes know exactly what they’re playing at, and they don’t hide it at all.
4 / 5
RIYL: Riverdales, The Hextalls, Masked Intruder
Monday, April 10, 2017 at 8:59 PM (PST) by Double J
The Isotopes recently released a music video for their song “Legend of George Brett”. They are currently in the middle of a European tour, finishing up at the end of this month.
Friday, March 17, 2017 at 4:40 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
This track is taken from the band’s upcoming album 1994 World Series Champions, which is set to release on April 14th through Stomp Records.
Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 3:29 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
Revolving all-star team Isotopes have announced a brand new album. Their baseball themed ‘1994 World Series Champions‘ will be out April 14th through Destiny Records (UK / EU) & Stomp Records (CA / US).
Over the years Isotopes has included members from the Real McKenzies, Exploding F**k Dolls, Vibrators, DOA, Nervous Talk, and Dee Cracks, none of whom have played every show. If you’d like to see one of the line-ups play live in Europe, check below for full tour dates.
Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:20 AM (PST) by villagebrown
Celtic punk legends The Real McKenzies have announced Western Canadian tour dates with Isotopes. The run will begin on March 2nd, 2017 in Victoria, BC and will end on March 25th, 2017 in Grande Prairie, AB. You can view a full list of dates and locations below.
The Real McKenzies’s most recent full-length “Rats in the Burlap” was released in April of 2015 through Fat Wreck Chords.
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 10:00 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Isotopes released Nuclear Strikezone on February 17, 2015 on Stomp Records.
Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 10:15 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
The Isotopes will release Nuclear Strikezone on February 17, 2015 on Stomp Records.
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