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Normally when a band emails DS asking us to check out their debut album recorded at their friend's "home studio" I prepare myself for an obligatory 30 second listen of a horribly produced screech fest before I move on to the next email. Let me tell you, in the case of Athens' Fold The Nuts I'm extremely glad I make a point of listening to every single band that emails us, even those with names as bad as "Fold The Nuts". What I discovered was a 6 song gem of a skate punk release. Fantastic guitar solos, great speed, melodic vocals with just enough angst and clearly this friend with a home studio knows what he's doing behind the knobs. Do yourself a favor and check out the band's self-titled debut below. You can thank me later. --------------------------------------
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The fine folks behind Riot Fest have announced that the popular festival will be coming back in 2015. This year Riot Fest will take place in Denver from August 28-30, in Chicago from September 11-13, and in Toronto from September 19-20.
This is only the beginning of what’s sure to be a spring and summer full of Riot Fest-related news, so keep your pants on. We’ll keep you in the loop as acts, set times, and possibly other surprises are announced!
Another new track from UnWed to help round out your Hump Day Evening coverage. The Brooklyn-based five-piece, which features members of Small Brown Bike, Primitive Weapons and, of course, Hot Water Music, has debuted the title track from their upcoming debut full-length, “Raise The Kids.” Check it out here.
“Raise The Kids” will be released via 6131 on April 14th. Pre-orders are available right here.
Unwed’s debut 7-inch was released in January 2014 via No Idea Records.Add to My Radar
“Summer Bones” is due out on March 24th and marks their debut on Pure Noise Records. It serves as a follow-up to their latest release, “Invicta“ from 2012.Add to My Radar
Kentucky-based rock/post-hardcore band Too Close to Touch recently announced details around their upcoming debut full-length album “Nerve Endings”.
Today, the band has premiered a new song entitled “Pretty Little Thing”. Check it out below.
Too Close To Touch last released a four-track self-titled EP last October, also through Epitaph Records.Add to My Radar
Last Friday night, The Gaslight Anthem brought the 2015 leg of their Get Hurt US tour to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. Given that no Boston date appears on this leg, the occasion called for an obscenely long rush-hour drive to The Ocean State on yet another bone-jarringly cold Friday evening in the winter that just won’t end. Yours truly hadn’t been to Lupo’s since it moved from a smaller location elsewhere in Providence damn near a decade ago. The “new” location occupies what used to be the Strand Theater, a hundred-year-old former vaudeville theater that probably hasn’t been architecturally updated a hell of a lot since it first opened (some cool old information here). Much like the city it inhabits, it’s more than a tad rough around the edges, and yet more than a little bit charming (not at all unlike Philadelphia’s Trocadero in both style and context).
Bayonne, New Jersey, street punks The Scandals got the night kicked off in raucous fashion. Perhaps it was the cold, perhaps it was the 8:30 start time, but the crowd (capacity somewhere between 1200 and 1500 depending on where you get your information, though with Lupo’s well-known penchant for over-selling tickets–seriously, check their Yelp! reviews– it’s probably close to the latter) was fairly well filled in by the time the foursome took the stage. Frontman Jared Hart led the attack, blistering through the band’s thirty-minute set in twenty-eight minutes (according to my watch). Jersey and Rhode Island aren’t obscenely far away form one another, meaning that a decent portion of the crowd was familiar with the band’s music and shouted along accordingly. Those unfamiliar also seemed pleased; more than a few near-by concertgoers commented on how the band’s newer tracks “kinda sounded like old Gaslight.” Huh…wonder why.
Northcote followed in full-band fashion. I’d previously only seen Matt Goud as a solo acoustic opener on Dave Hause’s Devour America tour this time last year. In my opinion, it’s not possible to blow Dave Hause off the stage, but I came away from that night thinking that Western Canada’s Goud came as close as possible. He traded the acoustic for a Telecaster for most of the set and was accompanied by a traditional guitar-bass-drum lineup that provided some added punch to Goud’s already exuberant stage presence. “How Can You Turn Around,” off the self-titled Northcote full-length, was a particular highlight, though that may be because it’s one of my favorite songs at the moment.
The Gaslight Anthem took the stage at around 10:30pm. This particular night marked the second night of this month-long jaunt, and was sandwiched curiously between two New York dates (one at the Webster Theatre, one at Terminal 5). TGA frontman Brian Fallon sauntered on stage looking perhaps a little worse for the wear after what may have been a hard and heavy night number one. In fact, he started with his typical between-song banter early, commenting on how he liked the venue and that Providence was cold that day and that he’d just woken up before leading the band into set-opener “The ’59 Sound.” What followed was a two-ish hour jaunt through the band’s almost decade-old catalog. Sure Get Hurt was well represented (not only by the giant upside-down heart set backdrop that filled what had seemed like a cavernous stage area) but by a handful of tracks ranging from the sing-along chorus of “1,000 Years” to the slow burn of bonus track “Sweet Morphine.”
Slow burn was a recurring theme on the evening. A fair amount the set seemed to be down a few beats-per-minute from the standard tempo. Perhaps that’s by design. The slightly, maybe-not-even-noticeable, slower tempos allowed the band to pace themselves as they stretched out a set to more than two dozen songs. There are many, perhaps even within the band’s circle, who view the The Gaslight Anthem as the heirs apparent to the throne of Next Big American Rock Band that Pearl Jam picked up from Springsteen a couple decades earlier. While the uptempo punk-tinged “hits” from throughout their catalog breathe fire into the set and work the audience into a crowd-surfing frenzy, the standard down-tempo songs (“She Loves You,” “Red At Night,” slowed down versions of “Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?” and “Great Expectations”) allowed the music itself to breathe a little bit; for Alex Rosamilia’s guitar runs to weave their way into the atmosphere while still being rooted to the earth by the more rhythmic guitar stylings of Fallon and Ian Perkins. Check out the full setlist here, and check out our photo gallery of all three bands below.Add to My Radar
Comedy punk legends Green Jellÿ (otherwise known as Green Jellö) have announced that they will enter the studio in May to begin recording a new album, entitled Green Jellö Nursery Crimes, which, according to founder Bill Manspeaker, will ”feature a collection of narrated twisted fairy tales which will be accompanied by a variety of animated shorts.”
No release date for the new Green Jellÿ record has been set, but we’ll keep you posted as more details on it come to light. The band’s latest album, Musick to Insult Your Intelligence By, was released in 2009 on Rotten Records.Add to My Radar
British rock ‘n’ roll legends Motörhead are back in the studio with producer Cameron Webb recording their 22nd studio album, which is expected to be released later this year. A couple of new video clips and photos from the sessions can be seen here.
We’ll keep you posted as more details on the Motörhead album come to light. The band’s latest studio album, Aftershock, was released in October 2013.Add to My Radar
Salt Lake City rock act Heartless Breakers (featuring former Daytrader guitarist Matt Mascarenas) are streaming a new song titled “Presence Unknown”. The track is set to appear on the band’s debut album, The Great Give Back, and you can give the tune a listen here.Add to My Radar
SideOneDummy Records kicks off “20th Anniversary Reissue” series with The Gaslight Anthem’s “Live at Park Ave”
Joe Sib and Bill Armstrong and the gang at SideOneDummy Records are celebrating their twentieth anniversary in style!
To mark the completion of their second decade in the game, S1D have unveiled a “20th Anniversary Reissue” series that’ll feature nine of the label’s quintessential releases freshly repressed on limited edition vinyl. Kicking things off is The Gaslight Anthem’s “Live at Park Ave.” The six-song EP was originally released back in 2009, and is now being repressed on “Coke bottle green” or translucent blue vinyl. Check out order options here…though it appears they may have already sold out.
Following “Live at Park Ave” will be The Gaslight Anthem‘s “The ’59 Sound,” Flogging Molly‘s “Swagger” and “Drunken Lullabies,” Gogol Bordello‘s “Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike,” Bedouin Soundclash‘s “Sounding A Mosaic,” Big D & The Kids Table‘s “Strictly Rude,” Swingin Utters‘ “More Scared” and, of course, 22 Jacks’ “Bob.” More details as soon as they’re available!Add to My Radar
The release features two tracks from each band, including a Jackson Browne cover from Have Mercy, and an acoustic version of a song from each band. The split is out today on No Sleep Records, and you can pick it up on colored vinyl here.
Both Have Mercy and Somos are headed out on their own tours. You can see the dates/locations of both below.Add to My Radar
“Eaten Alive” is off the band’s most recent release “Right Between The Eyes” which was released in March 2014. The band is currently working on a new full length.Add to My Radar
New Bedford, Massachusetts rock act Blind Mice (featuring Half Hearted Hero guitarist AJ Mills and former Ra Ra Riot drummer Michael Ashley) are streaming a new song titled “Nervous.” You can check it out here.
“Nervous” is off the band’s upcoming EP “Sunday Songs” which will be released on March 17th through Animal Style Records.
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