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Joe McMahon (Smoke Or Fire) announces debut solo album, streams first single

Smoke Or Fire frontman Joe McMahon has announced he will release his debut solo album Another Life this September 2nd.

Smartpunk will release the record in the US, while Gunner Records will handle its European release. Pre-orders are available here and here, respectively.

If you want a taste of Another Life, the album’s first single “It All Went Black” is available to stream below.



Mat Kerekes (Citizen) announces debut solo album, premieres new video

Citizen frontman Mat Kerekes has announced that he will be releasing his debut solo album Luna & the Wild Blue on August 26th, 2016.

Along with the announcement of the new album, Mat Kerekes has released a video for a new song, “The Clubs / The Peoples Attention.”  You can check that out below, along with all of his upcoming tour dates.

Mat Kerekes’ last solo release was his self-titled EP released in August 2014.



Chris Farren announces new solo album “Can’t Die,” releases music video for single

Chris Farren (Fake ProblemsAntarctigo Vespucci, etc.) has announced he will be releasing a new solo album titled Can’t Die on September 2nd through SideOneDummy Records. Additionally, he has released a music video for the LP’s first single “Say U Want Me.”

You can check out the music video alongside the album’s tracklist and cover art below. Once you’ve done that, head over here to pre-order Can’t Die.

Farren last released a 7″ titled Where U Are in April of 2015.



Dan Andriano In the Emergency Room announces US tour

Dan Andriano In The Emergency Room has announced a string of US tour dates scheduled for this October. Check out the dates and locations below.

Better known for his work with Alkaline Trio, Dan’s side project’s last release was the 2015 full-length Party Adjacent.



Brogues (ex-Morning Glory) release “Cruel World” music video

Brogues (ft. former Morning Glory members Shawn Gardiner and Early Graves) have released a new music video for their song “Cruel World.” Check it out below.

The track is taken from the band’s new album Heart & Song, which came out on May 20th through Paper + Plastick Records.



Jeff Rosenstock releases new track “Festival Song” (free download)

Jeff Rosenstock has released a new track titled “Festival Song,” and you can give it a listen below. To download the song for free, head over to his Bandcamp page.

The former Bomb the Music Industry! frontman has not specified if this track will appear on the album he began recording a few months ago, but we’ll keep you posted as more details are revealed. Rosenstock last released We Cool in 2015 on Side One Dummy Records.



Vinnie Caruana extends US solo tour

Vinnie Caruana of The Movielife and I Am The Avalanche has added a ton of dates to his current US solo tour. The newly announced shows will also feature Aaron Gillespie and Ace Enders. Check out all of the upcoming tour dates below.

Caruana is touring in support of his debut solo album Survivor’s Guilt, which released on May 27th through Equal Vision Records.



Brendan Kelly strips down for Punks in Vegas, plays previously unreleased Wandering Birds song

Brendan Kelly of The Falcon, The Wandering Birds and Lawrence Arms recently unplugged for a Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Session. The singer/songwriter played three songs acoustic in the back of the Beauty Bar in Las Vegas before The Falcon’s tour kickoff show; “Dead Rose,” “Unicornography” and previously unreleased Wandering Birds song “Hugs.”

Check out the video along with Brendan’s upcoming tour dates below.

The Falcon released “Gather Up The Chaps” earlier this year via Red Scare Industries.



Chad Bandits streams new album “Black Heart”

Acoustic-punk solo artist Chad Bandit is streaming his entire upcoming album, Black Heart right here.

Bandit will release Black Heart on July 14, 2016. It will be the follow up to his debut, The Morning After, which was released in March 2015.



Louise Distras announces European tour dates

British folk/punk singer-songwriter Louise Distras has announced some European tour dates coming up at the end of the month, with more to be announced soon.  You can find the first string of dates, including a kick-off in Germany with War on Women,  below.

Distras most recently played the U.S. at Punk Rock Bowling, and you can read the recap of that here.  She most recently released the album Dreams From the Factory Floor last year on  Pirates Press Records.



Fat Wreck Chords stream new ‘unplugged’ compilation “Mild in the Streets”

Fat Wreck Chords just released a new compilation titled Mild in the Streets: Fat Music Unplugged, which is “a collection of songs from punk bands and singers who trade in their blaring amps and distortion pedals for acoustic guitars and minimalist arrangements.”

Some highlights include Matt Skiba doing an acoustic rendition Alkaline Trio’s “Continental,” a new song from Russ Rankin called “Seven Hours,” and that awesome orchestral cover of NOFX’s “The Decline.”

Give Mild in the Streets a listen below, and grab a copy on the label’s webstore.



Album Review: Nigel Barnes – ‘The Clearing’

If you are wise in the ways of the current English pop punk scene you should be aware of the band Don Blake, a four piece based in Manchester who play their own brand of Ramones-core pop punk. They released their debut album Pocket Universe last year to much acclaim and it’s certainly worthy of any discerning pop punk fan’s attention. One thing you’ll quickly learn, if you’re ever fortunate enough to see Don Blake in person, is that they are extremely tight live, and one thing that makes this so is their drummer, he’s called Nigel.

Now out from behind the sticks, Nigel Barnes has released his own debut album The Clearing, a ten track offering that is a distinct departure from Don Blake’s rapid pop punk style. The album was recorded and mixed by Barnes with Manchester recording engineer Bob Cooper taking over mastering duties.

The album begins with ‘My Future Self’, a gorgeous slice of folk pop that begins with Barnes lamenting over an inviting acoustic intro that soon fleshes out into an extremely memorable piece of power pop. The track itself narrates a conversation that the present day Barnes is having with his future self, detailing the pit-falls of negative thinking and living each day expecting the worst. It is a cautionary tale with the future Barnes trying to offer some guidance to his present day persona: ”You’re always dwelling on the past that’s been and gone, and you keep on looking to the things that might go wrong”. It’s a great pop song and a terrific start to The Clearing!

Things get a little more punky on second and title track ‘The Clearing’, a song about life experiences, both good and bad, and how they can mould you into the person that you see looking back in the mirror. The song frustrates in the sense that it’s over just as it gets going, but if you are to find any negativity in this album’s write up then that’s the height of it!

Third track ‘Sun, Come Back’ is another acoustic track and is about that big black cloud that so many walk under: depression! Despite the difficult subject matter it is an optimistic song with Barnes self reassuringly stating: ” You know that you’re not alone and this feeling will go”. It is a well written track that truly unfurls after a few repeat listens!

As you make the journey through each track on The Clearing you find that proceedings never grow stale nor do they ever start to bore, at no time does a song allow itself to pass you by. Barnes is clearly adept at utilising various different musical styles to vessel his song-writing and stirring sense of melody. For so many different styles to form such a cohesively crafted album is an refreshing feat!

‘No Stars’, another track that starts off slowly then builds, this time with Barnes flexing his bluesy rock chops, has a chorus that will replay over in your consciousness for a good while; ‘Papercuts’, is a succulent acoustic ballad that comes complete with its own string section. Things even go a little bit ska on the excellent ‘Confessions Of A Scalliwag’.

From the ten songs that make up The Clearing, nine are originals with one being a cover of Regina Spektor’s ‘All The Rowboats’, from her 2012 album ”What We Saw From The Cheap Seats”, which Barnes more than does justice to! And while it may read like a random cover choice that might stick out from the rest, it actually nestles in quite comfortably amongst Barnes’ own songs; someone oblivious to Spektor’s work would be forgiven for assuming it another of Barnes’ own!

There is nothing quite like being taken aback by an album. The expectation was there to fully enjoy ‘The Clearing‘, but it was the extent to which the album’s songs wove their way into the brain fabric that was most striking! Every listen leaving a residual and reverberating yearn for another!

It is an album full of sorrow, balanced out with hope and recognition that positivity is sometimes all you’ll have to carry you to where you need to go, but you will get there, simply knowing that being half the battle! For this album to be Barnes’ debut is tricky to comprehend; as a body of work it is rich, fresh and full of moments of wonderful acoustic pop rock goodness!


						

Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms announce new album “Basement Punk”

Ryan Allen (ex-Thunderbirds Are Now, and current member of Destroy This Place) has announced that he will be releasing his third album, Basement Punk, under his solo project Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms.

The new album will be released in September on Save Your Generation Records.

Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms last released Heart String Soul on March 25th, 2015.  You can give that a listen here.



Hilarious Video: Henry Rollins breaks down Dr. Suess’s ‘Oh, The Places You Will Go’

Black Flag and punk rock legend Henry Rollins has done a deep deconstruction of Dr. Suess’s Oh the Places You’ll Go!, diving into its twisted tale of American economics and class. By the five minute mark I knew this was going to be priceless, and by the ten minute mark I was in stitches. You’ve got to love Rollins for his wit and intelligence.

Check the video out below.



Kevin Seconds streaming new solo song “Please Write A Song Of Hope”

Kevin Seconds of 7Seconds fame is streaming a new song called “Please Write A Song Of Hope.”

You can give it a listen below.

Kevin’s latest solo album Off Stockton came out on February 18th through Rise Records. 7Seconds’ new album Leave a Light On was released on May 27th through Rise Records.