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Days N Daze perform two songs for Bridge City Sessions

Houston’s Days N Daze recently performed their songs “Wholesome Failure” and “Day Gaunts” for Bridge City Sessions.

You can check out that video below.

Days N Daze last released Crustfall on March 23rd, 2017.



Tragical History Tour release music video for “Old Worlds”

Scottish folk punk act Tragical History Tour has released a video for their song “Old Worlds.”

You can check it out below.

“Old Words” is the title track from the band’s latest EP, released on Aaahh!! Real Records



Beans On Toast (folk) release video for single “Jamie & Lilly”

British folk crooner Beans On Toast aka “Drunk Folk Singer” or if you prefer “Barefoot Troubadour” has released a lovely video for his single “Jamie & Lilly”. The video gives us a glimpse into the lives of a nurse and a teacher, it’s a story of the testament to the strength of love. For those lucky enough to find love we smash through the day no matter how tough just to get home to see the one person who puts a smile on our face. I think the lyrics “love stays true, while the world goes crazy” sums up the song and the video perfectly.

You can enjoy the video below.

The new single/video comes off the upcoming album from Beans On Toast “Cushty”. As usual the new album drops on his birthday December 1st on Xtra Mile Recordings. The new record will be the ninth release for the London based folk singer, his first since 2016’s “A Spanner in the Works”.



Tim Loud and Revenge of the Psychotronic Man release collaborative EP

Leeds folk punk Tim Loud and Manchester punks Revenge of the Psychotronic Man have teamed up to release a three song EP on TNS Records (UK) and No Time Records (US). Under the guise of ‘Tim Loud and the Psychotronic Man’, the collaboration has released “Some of these people have come from Stoke”, available as a download and on cassette.

You can listen to the EP below.



Slaughter Beach, Dog (Ex-Modern Baseball) stream new full length album “Birdie”

Slaughter Beach, Dog (the folk project of Jake Ewald of Modern Baseball) is streaming his newest full length release Birdie. You can listen to it below.

Birdie was released on October 27th via Lame-O Records. You can check out his November NA tour dates here.



Wayne Kennedy (acoustic-punk) streams new EP “God’s Rejects”

Canadian acoustic-punker Wayne Kennedy is streaming his latest EP, God’s Rejects, over on Bandcamp. This is his 3rd release, one that encompasses the same energy and emotion of his previous releases, with a next-level musical recording. It is 5 songs of pure fun, hectic, and personal tracks, songs that Wayne says are some of the best he has ever written.

The acoustic-punk act has a modest goal of 500 downloads for this EP, which is being offered for free on digital platforms. You can listen to the whole thing and grab your copy below.

God’s Rejects serves as a follow-up to 2016’s Train Wrecks. 



Album Review: Human Kitten – “Velvet Waltz”

Human Kitten, the project of Ocean City, Maryland based folk punk artist Elijah Llinas, last released a 16 track album titled I’m Afraid of Everything on October 31, 2016 and hinted that it may be the last release under the Human Kitten moniker. But there was certainly more to be said, a detailing of the relatable grey state of youth shadowed by mental illness in the form of Velvet Waltz.

Originally this release was planned to be a duo of companion EPs, playing off each other and showing two sides of things. This core idea is still present in the mirroring of the album, such as “Stuck Neverlasting” to “Luck Everlasting.” The latter presents a similar state of mind, but swings to a more positive outlook and the feeling of change within reach. Two other companion tracks “Bedroom at Midnight” and “Living Room at Noon” mirror each other in structure. “Bedroom” starts out as a slow and melancholic look at life and builds into an angry determination, whilst “Living Room” starts as upbeat but still vitriolic and moves down into that depressively real side.

The strong vocals followed by a shaky voice barely holding it together perfectly encapsulate the emotions behind the album. The wails of ‘Nothing at all‘ on “Sensory Deprivation” and ‘…a person who you truly believe has earned love‘ on “Living Room at Noon” show a growth in Elijah’s vocals, and the togetherness of the release show his growth as a songwriter. The album has an overall theme of youth and depression, stagnation and realization, growth and loss, and feels like a natural progression from I’m Afraid of Everything with a more cohesive structure.

Velvet Waltz is a look into a relatable depression in the modern day, everyday life, and an occasional lighthearted take on metaphor within a darker construction. Elijah covers everything from social expectations to introversion and video games, with a lot of incredibly well fitting lines such as ‘24 years old I’m still afraid of the telephone.’ The album has some Ghost Mice vibes in the power and the instrumentals, albeit with less tempo, but on a personal level rather than the societal level Ghost Mice discuss frequently.

Overall a more melancholic mood surrounds the album than other Human Kitten releases, with moments of biting anger and pits of crushing dejection. An emotive folk-punk experience that’s just as easy to relate to as it is to sing along, a story of mental illness, introversion, and the desire to grow beyond that and find a better place to stand.

Velvet Waltz is set to be released on October 31st, but you can listen to the first track “Stuck Neverlasting” below to get ready, and pre-order the album digitally on the Human Kitten Bandcamp page.



Blacklist Royals stream track “I Don’t Care”

Nashville punks Blacklist Royals are now streaming their track “I Don’t Care” which is off of their new album titled Model Citizen (releasing later this month) through Paper + Plastick Records. 

This will be the band’s first full-length release since 2014’s Die Young With Me.

Check it out here.



Frank Turner announces new album “Songbook”, premieres new song “There She Is”

Folk-punk hero Frank Turner has announced he is releasing a new album titled “Songbook” on November 24th. It seems the album will be a slight retrospective release featuring reworked classics and one new track titled “There She Is” which you can check out below.

Speaking on the release, Turner states:

“I wanted to release a document of what I’ve done so far, including my favourite recorded songs, 10 new alternative versions of older songs, and one new track. It’s a moment of reflection and celebration of my work as a songwriter to date.”

This will be Turner’s first new album since 2015’s Positive Songs For Negative People released on Xtra Mile Recordings / Interscope Records.



Sincere Engineer (folk-punk) release video for “Corn Dog Sonnet No.7”

Windy City based folk-punk act Sincere Engineer has released a video for the song “Corn Dog Sonnet No. 7”.

You can see the new video below.

The song comes off the upcoming album “Rhombithian” slated to be released October 20th via Red Scare Industries. Rhombithian will be the debut album from Sincere Engineer.



Bobby’s Oar (punk-bluegrass) streaming song “Jealous” off new album

Seattle based country-punks Bobby’s Oar are streaming the song “Jealous” off their upcoming album “Not What I’m Looking For”.

You can give the new song a listen below.

“Not What I’m Looking For” will be the second release from Bobby’s Oar, and if you enjoy Morgan or the Raygun Cowboys you will not be disappointed. 



Tragical History Tour releases “Old Words EP”

Scottish folk punk Tragical History Tour has released a new, four song EP on Cambridge based label Aaahh!! Real Records. The “Old Words EP” is out digitally now, with a CD press run to follow.

You can listen to “Old Words” below.



Album Review: Coffee Project – ‘Wasted Love’

If you’re not familiar with Coffee Project, let me give you a quick introduction. The duo hail from Gainesville and include Buddy from Less Than Jake and Jake who used to be in Rehasher. Imagine catchy and fast pop punk on an acoustic guitar, then add a trombone. Then imagine that every terrible band you’ve ever heard try something like this wasn’t terrible and were actually awesome. That’s basically Coffee Project. Their bandcamp says they “play upbeat catchy singalong acoustic songs that feel more like a punk rock show and less like a coffee shop gig” and that description is pretty accurate it seems.

That said, Coffee Project is truly one my favorite bands I feel I don’t hear enough from. Their new 7”, Wasted Love, which is out now on A-F Records (the label owned by Anti-Flag) comes off as a simple break up record upon seeing the artwork and hearing the title track. But I’m not sure that’s a fair analysis.

See, what I like about this record is that it reflects a breakup from multiple angles, not just the direct heartbreak and sad songs. It talks about frustration with social media, handling anxiety, and how the rest of the world may be perceived from someone who has just lost love, not just one’s inner feelings of grief.

It’s not my favorite thing the band has ever done, but there’s not a ton for me to analyze with only four short songs. They do a good job, as usual, of combining folk elements with punk energy without sounding like a typical folk punk band. It doesn’t feel like a release I can compare to their others, it just sounds like a continuation of what Coffee Project does.

Regardless, I’m going to give this a 3.5/5, (can I give them a 75%? C?) but that doesn’t mean it’s bad. I just wish it was longer and I had more to digest.

Go see Coffee Project at Fest this year, you won’t regret it. Listen to Wasted Love below, and please consider supporting the band and label.



Phoenix folk-punk Ghost in the Willow release first single from upcoming EP, “Missing Persons”

Ghost in the Willow have released “Favourite Company,” their first single from their second EP, “Missing Persons.”

The EP will be released on October 13th. In the mean time, you can check out “Favourite Company” below, and head over to their bandcamp page listen to their first self-titled EP.



Blacklist Royals announce new album “Model Citizen”, stream title track

Nashville punks Blacklist Royals have announced plans to release a new album titled Model Citizen through Paper + Plastick Records.

You can give the title track a listen below.

This will be the band’s first full-length release since 2014’s Die Young With Me.