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Former Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue has announced a new solo album titled Carry The Fire, which is set to be released on April 21st through Staple Records and Vagrant Records. Here’s what he had to say about the release:

“This record is a study in contrasts; light and darkness, flame and flood, true love and senseless hatred. What does it mean to ‘carry the fire’ when it so often seems like there is no light or warmth to be found at all? This is the question woven through the fabric of these ten songs.”

You can check out the album’s cover art and tracklist below.

We’ll be sure to keep you posted as more details on Carry The Fire come to light. The record will serve as a follow-up to Kensrue’s 2007 solo debut Please Come Home.

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Music Video: Jeff Rosenstock – “Nausea”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM (PST)

Former-Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock has released a music video for his song “Nausea”. The track is set to appear on Rosenstock’s upcoming LP, We Cool?, although you may recognize the song as one of the bonus tracks from the Summer 7″ released in 2013. You can watch the video below.

We Cool? comes out on March 3, 2015 through Side One Dummy Records. Jeff will be hitting the road with Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band and Chumped for a full U.S. tour this spring.

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Album Review: Derek Grant – “Breakdown”

Posted by Sean Ahern on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 6:24 PM (PST)

 

Derek Grant‘s Breakdown is exactly what the title says- it is about the crumbling realities that plague our interpersonal ecosystems. It is the reflections on breakups and the emotions inherit in them. It makes for a great eight-track LP from the multi-instrumentalist who has backed the rest of Alkaline Trio on drums since 2001.

Upbeat sadness is what I like to say about Breakdown. There is a sadness and the period of mourning for many after personal relationships go sour. That dark feeling that barely gets you out of bed in the late afternoon. What Grant has on this album is the next step in the process of moving on. Upbeat sadness.

“Waiting For The End Of The World” is a critique of that feeling of stale relationships. That time when it’s not that you dislike the person, but is there anyway to chew the bear trap off your limb and get away without violence. “Got A Feeling” has my favorite line of the album: “Fight for your life/fight for your love.” Beautiful.

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that it sounds a bit like Alkaline Trio. Or that Matt Skiba is a shadow in the recording studio, maybe. It does sound like Alkaline Trio, but it’s not as simple as that. You can hear bands that Grant has played with: Face to Face, The Vandals, and, nearly as prominent as Alkaline Trio or The Gaslight Anthem. “Love Is A Bad Dream” knocks you on your ass, because we have all had those dreams. “When I sleep, it makes me want to scream.”

Derek Grant is hurting, but he filters it into themes we can all relate to. This does not dilute his message, but reinforces that those isolating feelings you have creeping into the back of your head are normal. Derek Grant’s Breakdown tells us that it’s okay to hurt, but hurting with a purpose can lead to brighter futures and experiences that renew the soul.

3.5 /5

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While out on tour for One Week Records in October, Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, Chris Cresswell (The Flatliners), and Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios), stopped by Black In Bluhm Music in Denver to record three songs.

Check out acoustic renditions of “Wind In Your Sail,” “Meet Me In The Shade,” and “Curtains” below.

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Former Avail frontman and current folk-rocker Tim Barry has just released a new music video for his song “The James”. The track appears on his latest album “Lost & Rootless”, which was released last November through Chunksaah Records.

Check it out below.

Additionally, Barry is getting ready to head to the UK next month before heading to the West Coast of the US for a run of tour dates. You can check out the full list of dates and locations here.

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Lenny Lashley – Photo by Paul Caufield

Boston-based singer-songwriter (and Street Dog) Lenny Lashley is heading across the pond for his first full solo tour of Europe. The tour starts this week (January 29th) in Germany and features stops in Austria, Czech Republic, Switzerland and Italy. Joining Lenny’s Gang Of One on select dates will be Canada’s Jo Bergeron (One Week Records) and German punks Fallstring. Check out the full rundown below.

Lenny Lashley is touring in support of 2013′s “Illuminator” (Panic State Records / Pirates Press Records), though he’s got a tour exclusive seven-inch that’ll be available at the European dates.

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Derek Grant streams new solo album “Breakdown”

Posted by Johnny X on Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 9:37 AM (PST)

Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant is streaming his solo album Breakdown in its entirety below.

The album was released on January 20, 2015 via Red Scare Industries.

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Full Album Stream: Franz Nicolay – ‘To Us, The Beautiful’

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 10:00 AM (PST)

Franz Nicolay (formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady) is streaming his new full-length, To Us, The Beautiful, in full.  The album features Andrew Seward (ex-Against Me!) on bass, Ara Babajian (Leftover Crack)on drums, and Yoni Gordon on guitar. You can give it a listen below.

To Us, The Beautiful was released on January 19th, 2015 via Xtra Mile Recordings. It serves as a follow-up to Nicolay’s 2012 album Do The Struggle. 

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Dave Hause premieres music video for “Same Disease”

Posted by Johnny X on Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 8:28 AM (PST)

Dave Hause has premiered the official music video for the track “Same Disease” from last year’s stellar album “Devour”.

Check it out below.

“Devour” was released last October through Rise Records.

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Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio) streams new song “Got a Feeling”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 11:00 AM (PST)

Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant has premiered another new song off his upcoming solo album Breakdown. Stream the song, “Got a Feeling” here.

Breakdown will be released on January 20, 2015 via Red Scare Industries.

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Dan Andriano recording new Emergency Room album with Jeff Rosenstock

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 4:58 PM (PST)

The recording process for the long-rumored sophomore release from Alkaline Trio‘s Dan Andriano’s side project, Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room, is finally under way.

The as-yet-untitled release is being produced by none other than Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb The Music Industry!), and features Andriano playing alongside Mike Huguenor (Hard Girls) and Kevin Higuchi. Stay tuned for details.

Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room’s debut album, “Hurricane Season,” was released back in 2011 via Asian Man Records, who’ll also be releasing the new one.

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New Music: Alcoa – “All Dolled Up”

Posted by jaystone on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at 3:32 PM (PST)

Alcoa, the side project of Derek Archambault of Defeater fame, is premiering a brand new track. It’s called “All Dolled Up,” and you can check it out here.

“All Dolled Up” is scheduled to appear on Alcoa’s sophomore album, “Parlour Tricks, which is due out February 24th 2015 via Bridge Nine Records.

Check out the full list of dates for Alcoa’s first US tour, featuring Have Mercy and Head North, among others, right here. Alcoa released their debut album, Bone & Marrow on February 26, 2013, also via Bridge Nine.

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Derek Grant (Alkaline Trio) streams new song “Good Long Look”

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 4:42 PM (PST)

Alkaline Trio drummer Derek Grant has premiered another new song off his upcoming country-tinged solo album Breakdown. Stream the song, “Good Long Look” here.

Grant will also embark on a short solo tour (mainly around Illinois) to promote this album. The dates can be viewed below.

Breakdown will be released on January 20th via Red Scare Industries.

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Music Video: 6’10 – “Backpack”

Posted by The Torchbearer on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 9:11 AM (PST)

6’10, the folk punk side-project of Flatfoot 56 frontman Tobin Bawinkel have released a new video for their song “Backpack.”

Check it out below.

“Backpack” comes from the bands debut full length The Humble Beginnings Of A Rovin’ Soul, which was released in December, 2014.

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frnkiero andthe cellabration announces UK tour

Posted by Hopeless Romantic on Monday, January 12, 2015 at 8:20 AM (PST)

frnkiero andthe cellabration, the new project from former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, has announced spring tour of the UK. The band will be touring in support of their debut album, Stomachaches.

You can check out the list of dates and locations below.

frnkiero and the cellabration released Stomachaches on October 28, 2014 via Staple Records.

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