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The Felix Culpa release Sever Your Roots/Bury The Axe for $7 on bandcamp

The Felix Culpa released a combination LP/EP on bandcamp. It’s comprised of 17 tracks, and is a hell of a deal for seven bucks.

Check out the stream below and pick up the LP/EP at bandcamp.

New Punk Rock Bowling show announced

A new show has been added to Punk Rock Bowling for Friday, May 25th. The Bronx and Dwarves will headline the Bunkhouse stage, with Fireburn & Sciatic Nerve the inside stage. The Shrine will join the Bunkhouse stage and One Square Mile the inside.

Check out the flyer below for more details!

Tiny Moving Parts on US tour

Benson, Minnesota’s yelly, mathy, super rad Tiny Moving Parts have begun their US tour. The band will be in Hamden, CT tonight, and striking south afterward. Check out the full list of dates below.

The tour will end in early March, and will notably not stop in their home state of Minnesota, which I am totally not mentioning out of resentment stemming from my culturally nurtured Minnesotan passive-aggressiveness.

But in all seriousness, if they’re stopping near you, you should check them out. Their latest album, “Swell,” was released last month.

Album Review: Brian Fallon – ‘Sleepwalkers’

It was obvious to anyone listening to The Gaslight Anthem in 2007 that Brian Fallon was destined to not only make a name for himself in the punk scene but larger rock-centric circles. Sure enough, it was the release of The ‘59 Sound just a year later that cemented him, and the rest of The Gaslight Anthem, as the poster boy(s) for the scene-wide trend of blending a little bit of Americana rock and soul into basement drenched punk rock. (Is it still a trend if bands are still doing it ten years later?). Three Gaslight albums, a couple of side projects, and one solo album later, Brian Fallon isn’t showing any signs of slowing down. Armed with his signature gravelly voice and broken heart, he’s heading into 2018 with his sophomore solo LP, Sleepwalkers.

Brian Fallon is nothing if not consistent and Sleepwalkers shouldn’t be full of surprises for anyone who has followed his career. For all of the experimentation found on Sleepwalkers, the album is still very decidedly a Brian Fallon album. Whether it’s the motown flavor of “If Your Prayers Don’t Get to Heaven,” the Strummer-esque reggae rock of “Come Wander With Me,” or even the rock and roll saxophone featured on the title track- these aren’t things that Fallon has put to tape before- it’s done with the same style and confidence that he does with straightforward rock tributes and acoustic ballads, both of which he’s done plenty in the past, and both of which make appearances on Sleepwalkers.

Lyrics have always been a blessing and a curse for Fallon. No stranger to heartbreak, he knows how to put fears and worries into a three minute song, which is greatly appreciated by the hopeless romantics (or, just the hopeless). “Oh my Lily, if you only knew, I only want to be haunted by you” he sings on “Her Majesty’s Service” while on lead single “Forget Me Not” he laments not “[taking] the time to miss you.” Of course, many are just as quick to roll their eyes at having so little sleeve covering his heart (“And most of my sad life I figured I was gonna die alone” from “Etta James”), and they’re even quicker to scoff at the sheer number of borrowed lyrics (some examples: “I never knew [my father] so I bandaged the hurt, I pretended my daddy was a bankrobber” and “an English song by a band that you love, here comes the sun little darling”). Whether these Fallon-isms sink or swim depends on the listener, but it’s clear that Fallon knows his strengths.

Sleepwalkers never takes any great leaps forward, but much like Painkillers, it is a worthy addition to Fallon’s discography by adding some sonic variety. Mostly, though, it provides 12 new songs to sing while putting a positive lens on past loves and regrets. And that’s what people listen to a Brian Fallon record for in the first place.

4 / 5

RIYL: Dave Hause, Ship Thieves, Counting Crows

Weezer to release “The Black Album”

Just three months after Weezer released “Pacific Daydream”, the band have made an announcement about a new album. “The Black Album” is out on May 25th and was written at the same time as its predecessor.

Read about the conception of the album on Australian site Double J.

The Bronx announce North American tour, release new music video

The Bronx have just announced a North American tour for the spring, and released a new music video for their song “Night Drop At The Glue Factory”. You can check out all that stuff below.

The band’s latest album V came out in 2017 through ATO Records.

The Gaslight Anthem announce UK shows for ‘The ’59 Sound’ 10th anniversary

The Gaslight Anthem have announced a tour in June/July to perform ‘The ’59 Sound’ in its entirety, celebrating the album’s 10th anniversary. The tour sees the band perform in North America, UK and Europe.

A full list of dates so far is up on the band’s website, with pre-orders tomorrow and normal release this Friday (2nd February).

Mind Spiders stream upcoming album “Furies”

Fort Worth psych-rockers Mind Spiders are streaming their upcoming album, Furies, in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Furies is set to be released on January 26th via Dirtnap Records.  It follows Prosthesis, which was released on March 12th, 2016, also through Dirtnap Records.

Mind Spiders stream new song “Furies”

Fort Worth psych-rockers Mind Spiders are streaming the title track off of their upcoming album Furies, which is set to be released on January 26th via Dirtnap Records.

You can give it a listen below.

Mind Spiders last released Prosthesis on March 12th, 2016, also through Dirtnap Records.

Andrew W.K. streams “Music Is Worth Living For” off upcoming album “You’re Not Alone”

Party expert extraordinaire Andrew W.K. will be releasing a new album titled You’re Not Alone on March 2nd. The first single “Music Is Worth Living For” is streaming now, and you can check it out below.

This is his first studio album in over 8 years, following 2009’s 55 Cadillac.

The Gaslight Anthem to play Governors Ball Festival

59 Sound Gaslight

The Gaslight Anthem have been on a slight hiatus for a few years, but have just announced they will be returning to the stage for the Governors Ball in New York City from June 1-3.

For a special celebration of their hit album The ’59 Sound‘s tenth birthday, the boys will be returning to the spotlight.

Scope out the festival’s full lineup here.

Aspiga release new track “Open Up”

Collingswood, New Jersey’s Aspiga have released a new track, “Open Up”. The song is featured on the annual Arbor Christmas compilation and is the band’s sixth contribution to the series, which aims to pay homage to the South Jersey/Philly music scene.

You can stream the track below. The compilation is available on Bandcamp now.

Brendan Kelly (Lawrence Arms, Falcon) recording new Wandering Birds album

Good news, everyone! Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms, The Falcon, and (obviously) Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds fame, is recording a new Wandering Birds album.

Kelly made the announcement via his Twitter account.

Fuck yeah.

Davey Havok (AFI) releasing his book “Love Fast Los Angeles” February 6th

Any big readers out there? AFI vocalist Davey Havok is releasing his new book, “Love Fast Los Angeles” February 6th. Check out the book trailer below.

Davey had this to say about the novel: ““Initially I’d considered Score’s older brother to be the protagonist and the setting to be Los Vegas,” tells Havok. “When I recognized the unique character of the young party photographer, I knew Alvin had to voice this tale. I felt it would be fun to tell a modern love story below a harsh spotlight. With LFLA, as with Pop Kids, I’ve repeatedly experienced its moments come to life around me, if not identically, very close – it’s rather unnerving. In fact, just yesterday I was told of a young lady about town who speaks with Sky’s exact faux accent. This is already happening again in the very early stages of writing the third novel. No matter how extreme, life seems to match or outdo my characters.”

Hello Creepy Spider release pop-punk cover of “Merry Christmas Everyone”

Glasgow’s Hello Creepy Spider have released a Christmas single on their Bandcamp. They have covered “Merry Christmas Everyone” to mark the festive season; it’s the follow up to October’s EP “Inoperable”.

You can listen to the track below.