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The Penske File (folk-punk) premiere new song “Damned”, sign to A-F Records

Ontario folk punk group The Penske File have premiered “Damned”, a brand new song off their upcoming album “Burn Into The Earth.” It comes in the form of a lyric video and you can check it out along with the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

Burn Into The Earth is slated for a June 2nd Canadian release on Montreal’s Stomp Records and the band has just announced that A-F Records will be handling the release in the US.

The band’s latest release was 2013′s A Restless Symphony via Young Heart Music.



New Music: Bryan McPherson debuts “Burn It Down” from upcoming album “Wedgewood”

Sorta slept on this one at the end of last week, but there’s no time like the present, right?

Boston-turned-California folk troubadour Bryan McPherson has debuted a brand new song called “Burn It Down.” It appears on his forthcoming album, “Wedgewood,” and you can check it out here. As you may recall, McPherson talked at length about some of the album’s recurring themes (namely smoke and fire and burning) in our recent interview.

“Wedgewood” is due out June 10th via McPherson’s own OFD Records. Pre-orders are still available here. His last album, 2012′s “American Boy / American Girl,” was released by State Line Records.



Ramshackle Glory launch GoFundMe page to replace stolen van

As you may be aware already, Arizona-based anarcho/folk-punkers Ramshackle Glory just recently had their tour van stolen right out from underneath them…almost literally. The band had parked the van in front of the place they live since last summer, and had no problems until now…right as their about to go on tour with Mischief Brew. Here’s what the band had to say:

Some more background on the van theft, err, liberation. So, it got stolen from in front of one of our houses where it had been parked since last summer. Of course it got stolen at the worst possible time, as opposed to say, six months ago.

We did begrudgingly try to file a police report for insurance reasons and in case it turns up anywhere, but the cop didn’t want to let us report it as stolen without agreeing to assist in the prosecution if someone gets caught. Since we refuse to do this, the cop put it down as “suspicious activity.” So, we don’t really expect to hear from them if the van does get found. But, you know, what would we do without them?

To help them cover the costs of purchasing a new van and embarking on tour, the band launched a GoFundMe page. You can help them out by clicking and donating here. If all goes according to plan, tour is slated to kick off June 4th in Phoenix. Click here for the tour rundown.

Ramshackle Glory last released Live The Dream in 2012 via Plan-It-X Records.



Mischief Brew announce additional tour dates

Folk Punk act Mischief Brew have announced a new set of tour dates for July which follow their west coast tour with Ramshackle Glory. You can see the full list of dates and locations below.

Mischief Brew is getting ready to release a brand new album called This Is Not For Children on May 23, 2015 through Alternative Tentacles Records. This is the band’s first full-length album since 2011′s The Stone Operation although they’ve been regularly releasing new music since then. The latest EP titled O, Pennsyltucky! came out last year.



Ash Williams stream new album “Danzegg”

San Diego folk punk rockers Ash Williams have released their new album “Danzegg”, and you can stream it in its entirety below.

If you dig the album, you can snag a “name your price” download of it on their bandcamp.

Ash Williams used to go by the slightly longer moniker Ash Williams And The Horde and previously released their debut album “…And The Beat Goes On” in April 2014.



Music Video: Rob Lynch – “I’m Positive, I’m An Optimist”

English folk-punk troubadour Rob Lynch has released a video for his song “I’m Positive, I’m an Optimist.”

Check it out below.

Lynch released his debut full-length, All These Nights In Bars Will Somehow Save My Soul on September 23rd 2014 via Xtra Mile Recordings.



Tim Vantol (Acoustic Punk) announce summer festival dates

Dutch acoustic punk troubadour Tim Vantol has announced some upcoming appearances at two UK festivals, the Isle of Wight Festival on June 12th and the 2000 Trees Festival on July 11th.

If you aren’t familiar with Tim Vantol’s music, you can check out a video for his song “Bitter Morning Taste” below.

Tim Vantol last released If We Go Down, We Will Go Tegether in 2013.  You can give that a listen here.



DS Photo Gallery: Drag The River, Adam Faucett, Matt Charette and the Truer Sound & Dan Webb and the Spiders @ The Middle East, Cambridge

The upstairs concert space at the legendary Middle East Nightclub in Cambridge last Tuesday served as temporary home for one of the best bills in the alt-country/folk-punk scene in this writer’s recent memory. Headlined by the often-imitated, never-duplicated Drag The River, the bill featured support from two of the best local acts in the game (Dan Webb & The Spiders and Matt Charette & The Truer Sound) as well as an appearance by Little Rock, Arkansas’ Adam Faucett, himself in the midst of crisscrossing the country on his own US tour. To say that there were beards and ‘gansetts aplenty would be to radically understate the evening.

Dan Webb and his band o’ Spiders kicked the evening off in raucous, garage-rock fashion. Appearing as a three-piece on this particular evening, the band fired through a set that cast doubt on all of those who didn’t vote for them as winners of their night of the preliminary round of the recent Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble. That evening’s eventual winners, Dirty Bangs, must be wizards. Check out more Dan Webb & The Spiders here.

Local singer-songwriter Matt Charette, accompanied by his full five-piece band, The Truer Sound. I’ve seen Charette on a number of previous occasions, though this marked the first time I caught him with the full band. Charette’s a dynamic enough performer to more than hold his own when accompanied only by an acoustic guitar and a harmonica, but it was a treat to see him backed by bass, drums, keys and, of course, pedal steel. The set featured a couple as-yet-unnamed tracks that the band are recording for an upcoming 7-inch; stay tuned for that…I can confirm that they’re real, real tight!

Adam Faucett provided direct support, backed by his two-piece band, The Tall Grass. Faucett toured solo in support of Chuck Ragan on the latter’s Winter 2014 northeast US tour, and is currently traversing most of the eastern US on a three-week tour. Faucett’s got one of the premier soulful voices in the game to go along with his dynamic, bluesy guitar playing. The fact that he’s not more of a household name seems criminal. Check out more of Adam Faucett right here.

Drag The River sets have a tendency to be a bit of an adventure. The Chad Price (ALL) and Jon Snodgrass (Armchair Martian, Scorpios) led four-piece are presently touring with Dave Barker on drums and pedal steel and fellow Fort Collinsian Kyle Oppold of Arliss Nancy fame on bass. The increasingly Jameson-fueled set flowed rather freely, adhering to no strict setlist guidelines. Watching Drag The River, you always get the sense that you’re just hangin’ with your buddies as they play a loose, kinda sing-alongy set in your living room. That can tend to create an evening that teeters on the brink either of sloppy, drunken disaster or way-too-long freeform jam (by the band’s own admission), but this evening was nothing of either sort. An early-set Snodgrass broken string forced Price and Barker into audible-calling mode, and they slowed things down for a few, allowing Barker to man the pedal steel, and Snodgrass to change his string. From there,the band seemingly made the setlist up as they went along, taking cues from both the crowd and each other, but never really spiraled out of hand. The result was one of the funner, more engaging shows in recent memory.

Check out our full photo gallery below.



Introducing Acoustic Folk-Punk Act: Five Minute Major

If you’re a fan of the acoustic folk punk stuff in the vein of Fat Wreck act Get Dead then here’s a new band you should check out.  Montreal’s Five Minute Major have been churning out acoustic folk punk anthems since 2013 and last month they released a new full length album titled “Black Sheep” which I recommend you stream below.  Enjoy!



Freya Wilcox and the Howl stream “Bareknuckle Love” EP

Brooklyn-based blues/punk band Freya Wilcox & the Howl are streaming their debut EP entitled “Bareknuckle Love”. The EP has five songs, four of which were originally on Wilcox’s solo acoustic EP, “Dirt Music”. You can give the EP a listen below.

The band is wrapping up their tour with Eli Whitney & The Sound Machine including an appearance at Pouzza Fest, but if you missed it, you can catch them next weekend in Brooklyn, New York with InCircles, Mumblr, Manic Pixi, and Tall White Asian Girl.



Video: Frank Turner plays new song “The Opening Act of Spring”

At long last, Frank Turner has given us another taste of his long-awaited new album! A video of Turner playing an awesome sounding new track titled “The Opening Act of Spring” has surfaced, and you can check it out below.

While no official release date has been announced for Frank’s new album Positive Songs For Negative People, it has been rumored the record will hit store shelves in July. His last full-length Tape Deck Heart was released in 2013 through Interscope Records.



Full Album Stream: Nowherebound – “All We Got Is Everything To Lose”

Texas folk-punkers Nowherebound have just released a brand-new album. It’s called “All We Got Is Everything To Lose.” They recorded and mixed the album earlier this month, and now they’ve made the entire album available for free streaming for your listening pleasure. Check it out below. Like what you hear? You can buy the damn thing for ten measly bucks.



Mischief Brew and Ramshackle Glory announce west coast tour dates

Folk Punk acts Mischief Brew and Ramshackle Glory have announced some west coast tour dates to take place this June.  You can see the full list of dates and locations below.

Mischief Brew is getting ready to release a brand new album called This Is Not For Children on May 23, 2015 through Alternative Tentacles Records. This is the band’s first full-length album since 2011′s The Stone Operation, but the  band have been regularly releasing new music since then, the last being an EP titled O, Pennsyltucky!, last year.  Ramshackle Glory last released Live The Dream in 2012 via Plan-It-X Records.



Free Music: Condition Oakland (folk punk) – ‘Nervous Ghost’ EP

Pennsylvania folk-punk group Condition Oakland are giving you a free/name your price download of their latest EP, Nervous Ghost. Listen and download below.

The EP is a collection of four old songs, now given the full-band treatment. Give it a listen and toss some monies their way if you like what you hear (or even if you don’t).

Condition Oakland last released Kinperson, a split EP with Tedd Hazard, in November of 2014. You can download their half of the split for free/name your price here.



Frank Turner reveals cover art for upcoming album “Positive Songs For Negative People”

Frank Turner has revealed the cover at for his forthcoming sixth studio album, which we now know will be titled Positive Songs For Negative People. You can check it out below.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on Turner’s upcoming record come to light. His latest album Tape Deck Heart was released in 2013 through Interscope Records.