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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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This Week's Releases: 03/03/2015
Next Week's Releases: 03/10/2015
To celebrate (what is hopefully) the end of winter, No Sleep Records has released their first compilation of the year. Best of all, it’s free to download! The 18 track compilation features songs by a diverse range of No Sleep artists such as Grey Gordon, Moose Blood, Puig Destroyer, Lee Corey Oswald, Somos, and more.
You can snag your free copy right here.Add to My Radar
Another Wednesday brings with it another announcement from the Dave Hause camp. The Philly-by-way-of-California songwriter announced another batch of tour dates that’ll find him staying busy on the road for most of the month of April. Head below for the full rundown, including previously announced shows in Colorado and the greater New England area,and a special one-off fundraiser event that’ll feature his old band getting back together. No, not The Loved Ones…The Curse!
Hause’s last album, Devour, was released on Rise Records in October 2013, and was the favorite album of the year for a couple of your friendly neighborhood Dying Scene old-timers, myself included.Add to My Radar
Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock will be heading out on a lengthy tour starting March 18th with headliners Andrew Jackson Jihad, The Smith Street Band, and Chumped. Check out the dates below.Add to My Radar
Boston-based singer-songwriter (and Street Dog) Lenny Lashley has just wrapped up his first ever solo European tour. Lashley traveled throughout Germany, Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, and Switzerland promoting his newest album, “Illuminator”, which was released through Pirates Press Records and Panic State Records in 2013.
Additionally, right before tour embarking, Lashley released a seven-inch “Live Like Lions”, with B-side “Bruiser” (a dedication to his dog that passed away). While on tour, Lenny recorded a music video for “Bruiser” in Bern, Switzerland, which you can also check out below.
You can check out a little tour video Lenny put together, with “Live Like Lions” as soundtrack. Check it out below.Add to My Radar
Franz Nicolay (formerly of World/Inferno Friendship Society and The Hold Steady) is currently streaming two new songs from his upcoming 7″. Check out “Low Bridge, Everybody Down,” and “Home Is Where They Take You In” below.
Franz Nicolay will release his 7″ March 14th via Make-That-A-Take Records. The 7″ features Andrew Seward (ex-Against Me!) on bass, Ara Babajian (Leftover Crack) on drums, and Yoni Gordon on guitar, serving as an appropriate follow-up to Franz Nicolay’s January 19th release of “To Us, The Beautiful”, which featured the same artists in its tracks.Add to My Radar
So, it turns out Tom DeLonge wasn’t planning on releasing new music today (March 1st) after all. What he did have in store for today, however, was the announcement of a new solo album featuring “demos, odds, and ends”. To The Stars is set to be released on April 20th, with the first three songs premiering on March 9th, March 23rd, and April 6th. Pre-orders are available here.
In case you’re wondering why DeLonge is putting out a new solo album and not working on Blink 182 stuff, it’s because he’s no longer a part of the band. Those who are out of the loop can find more info here, here, and here. And future updates on To The Stars can also be found on our fine website.Add to My Radar
“The release of this record has got to be one of the highlights of my life so far. I’ve always written songs like this (in a genre other than punk rock), but the only outlet I’ve had for them has always been maybe a song or two on Utters, or Filthy Thieving Bastards records. I have a lot of material that’s just been sitting around for 25 years, with no outlet, and it’s been frustrating. None of the songs on “Sisu” are quite that old, but there are a few that I know I wrote around ’99. I’ve wanted to do this my whole life—I’ve always wanted to be a solo artist, so this really is a lifelong dream of mine. There are so many good vibes and strange positive energy in the last few sentences that now I think I’ve given myself a headache and need to drink some beers, to get back in my own head…”
Fat Wreck has already made a song from the album available for streaming. It’s titled “Listen!” and you can check it out below, alongside the tracklist for Sisu, and info on the solo tour Koski will be playing this April.Add to My Radar
Alcoa, the side project of Derek Archambault of Defeater, has released a video premiere for their new single “All Dolled Up” via AVClub Music. The track appears on the band’s new LP, “Parlour Tricks”, which was released earlier this month. You can watch the video below.
This is Alcoa’s second album, coming after their album “Bone & Marrow”, both via Bridge Nine Records.
Along with the new video, Alcoa will also be hitting the road in March. The tour will take them from New England out to Michigan and back, including a stop in Toronto. Following that, they will hit the UK and Germany in May before returning to the states for a set at this year’s “Skate & Surf Festival”. Check out the full list of tour dates below.Add to My Radar
Tyler Carter, vocalist of Issues, released a new music video for “Fine Me”. The track can be found on Tyler’s most recent solo release, “Leave Your Love”, released by Rise Records. The video stars actor, Gavin Casalegno, who starred alongside Russell Crowe in the 2014 movie, “Noah”.
“Leave Your Love” can be ordered here. Tyler Carter can be heard on Issues’ latest release “Diamond Dreams”, which was released in November through Rise Records.
Check out the video below.Add to My Radar
Switzerland’s Migre Le Tigre (solo project of ex-Rentokill’s Rufi) has released a music video for his song “Waves of Change”. The song will appear on the his upcoming 7-inch record, “Where Did Mom and Dad Go So Wrong?”, and you can watch the video below.
Migre LeTigre last released “Heed the Call” on December 6, 2013 through Ashes Records.Add to My Radar
Chad Bandit, an acoustic punk singer-songwriter hailing from Portland, OR, is streaming 3 new songs off his debut studio album The Morning After. Bandit has also released a music video for the album’s first official single, “Monster”. You can listen to the songs and check out the music video for “Monster” below.
Bandit will release The Morning After on March 9, 2015 through his Bandcamp page.Add to My Radar
If you can remember as far back as a week ago, you’ll recall us keeping you posted that in addition to playing the SideOneDummy Storytellers show in LA last night, Dave Hause was slated to appear on “Last Call With Carson Daly.” Forgot? Couldn’t stay up that late? DVR was already recording “Vanderpump Rules” and “Cougar Town” reruns? You’re in luck; check out the whole appearance below. I’ve gotta say, I think it’s cool that it wasn’t just Dave performing on a soundstage (though that would have been the best episode of “Last Call…” ever too).
Dave Hause is in Los Angeles working on the follow-up to his sophomore solo album, “Devour,” released back in 2013 on Rise Records.Add to My Radar