The track comes off a split with Michigan punk group Bong Mountain. You can hear that band’s side of the split over here. It’s available via digital only, or digital on a USB skull over here at Paper + Plastick.
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Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 4:51 PM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 11:45 AM (PST) by jaystone
Dying Scene is stoked to be premiering a cool new release for you. It’s from Brogues, which started as a solo project for Shawn Gardiner, formerly of Morning Glory. Brogues’ debut album, “Heart + Song,” will be released due out tomorrow (May 20th) through Paper + Plastick Records. Here’s what Gardiner says about the album:
“‘Heart and Song’ has a theme that definitely dictates the order of the songs. It’s all of the ups and downs emotionally that I’ve dealt with within a span of a year. This began as a solo/songwriting project with no real genre which is why I coined it ‘Loner’s Rock’ - the collection of unique songs and melodies felt internally when you’re alone that have no barrier or limit on emotion or style.”
Stream “Heart + Song” in its entirety below!
Friday, May 13, 2016 at 10:20 AM (PST) by Jonathan Lyte
Milan, Italy based punk band I Like Allie are streaming a new song called “Guerrero.” This track is set to appear on their upcoming EP, The Wounds You Leave, as part of the 3rd instalment of Paper + Plastick’s The Sound of the Skull series.
Guitarist and vocalist Renato Treves made mention of the song’s deep and emotional sentiment as well as his own coming of age tale:
“My abuela played a huge role during my childhood. I would spend hours in awe listening to her tell stories about growing up without a father and helping her mother raise her siblings. She made these stories seem as if they were great adventures. But as an adult I realized how difficult it must have been for her. The song is about this amazing lady and about how she continues to be so strong in front of whatever obstacle life throws her way.”
You can stream the new song below.
This is I Like Allie’s debut release since becoming a full band.
Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 11:05 AM (PST) by Malamute
Milan, Italy’s I Like Allie is going to be the next band to get Paper and Plastick’s Sound Of The Skull treatment. Their upcoming album “The Wounds You Leave” will be coming out on Friday, but you can hear “Forever Gone” below.
This is I Like Allie’s debut full-length since becoming a full band.
I never got into the Sainte Catherines, they were always on my radar but they never quite sunk my battleship. In recent years though, I have become a big ‘ol obnoxious fan of gruff-palm-muted-punk heroes Leatherface. They are one of those rare mergings of interesting music, hooks, and lyricism that turns you to a zealot. Medictation reached my ears by virtue of being the last project of the late Leatherface guitarist Dickie Hammond, who, joined with members of the Sainte Catherines form the lineup for this one-off supergroup.
Warm Places serves as a wonderful, but perhaps unintended tribute to Hammond, because, by virtue of its overall similarities to the Sainte Catherines sound, his guitar playing is the sole, and soul, takeaway. Its the contrast that makes this a new entity. Otherwise, it is a pretty standard tread through modern punk territory, without songwriting that is distinguished enough to make it rise above what the rest of the genre has to offer.
The album begins with “Memories of Youth,” which is actually one of the best songs on Warm Places. It has a cool discordant riff that opens it up before alternating into chugs and arpeggios. The music itself is one of the strongest elements of the album, with plenty of dynamic changes. It very rarely feels like a trek through samey verses and choruses. “Fishing” is another cool song, with another cool riff coupled with jittery energy.
If it was all sonics, Warm Places could be a lifetime favorite. Of anything I’ve heard recently, the sound is immediately interesting and makes a receptive listener out of even the most passive music fan. Fantastic arrangements and great playing throughout aren’t enough in the face of lifeless melodies. Perhaps necessarily, the fretwork is the only element of this album that really pops.
Warm Places is one of those albums that is going to be purely for fans, for others it’ll be curio, or a prominent goodbye to a great punk musician. Those who love it will love the Sainte Catherines as much as Leatherface, and effortlessly put in the time for the hooks to come alive and the words to assume meaning. For others, it’ll be a good album that didn’t have the nerve to be great.
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 9:14 PM (PST) by jaystone
Cool new release coming down the ‘pike, kiddos. It’s from Brogues, which started as a solo project for Shawn Gardiner, formerly of Morning Glory. Brogues’ debut album, “Heart + Song,” will be released on May 20th through Paper + Plastick Records. It’s not yet available for pre-order, but stay tuned.
In the meantime, Brogues are streaming the new track “Heartbeat RPM” on Paper + Plastick’s bandcamp page right here; in addition to appearing on “Heart + Song,” the track appears on P+P’s 2016 Spring Summer Sampler, which is available for free download right here.
Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 12:07 AM (PST) by ChrisDude
Southern California pop punk veterans The Ataris have announced a five-date Australian tour, where they will play songs from their 1999 classic Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits and 2003 album So Long Astoria. The dates and locations are in the picture above, and ticket details are available here.
The Ataris have reportedly been finishing up their long-awaited new album The Graveyard of the Atlantic, which will be their first since 2007′s Welcome the Night. It is not known when it will be released, but we’ll keep you posted as more details come to light.
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 3:08 PM (PST) by MikeAmuse
Mike Wiebe, singer of the Texas native punk band Riverboat Gamblers, attempted a “trust fall” at the band’s recent SXSW performance. Unfortunately things didn’t work out (seriously no one caught him). Wiebe suffered from broken ribs and a collapsed lung. This of course didn’t stop the singer. He finished the rest of the set before making a trip to the hospital. All future shows have been cancelled but the band will resume playing once the singer is healed.
A video of the incident can be seen below.
The band’s most recent release was Future On Fire, which came out in 2014 through Paper + Plastick Records.
Friday, March 4, 2016 at 4:58 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
The album was released as part of Paper + Plastick Records‘ new Sound of the Skull series, and you can find out more about that here. The band actually wrote the songs 6 years ago, and Fallen From The Sky’s Ryan Loughney had this to say about the effort:
“It’s been a long time coming, but these songs mean the world to us. We recorded them almost 6 years ago, and it’s amazing for them to finally see the light of day. Recording with Shaun Lopez (Far, Crosses, Deftones) was an incredible experience, and he really brought the best out of us. Even now, we feel these songs stand up to the test of time and hope the world feels the same.”
As the name suggests, the album is a collection of b-sides, and Textbook’s Rick Uncapher comments: “Some of these songs date back to the beginning, and others are more recent, but this collection is a great introduction to the band. We’ve been doing it a long time and we’re thrilled that Paper + Plastick is breathing new life into the songs.”
Paper + Plastick is releasing this album as part of their new series, The Sound of the Skull. The label will combine digital releases, limited edition resin skulls, and USB drives. You can get your hands on all the goodies here.
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 8:20 PM (PST) by jaystone
The Bennies will be touring in support of their latest album, Wisdom Machine: A Journey Into The Mind Of…The Bennies, which is set to be released on March 25th via Paper + Plastick Records.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 2:33 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
“Drifting” comes from the bands upcoming release Rebuilder, Vol.1 , which is set to be released on March 4th via Paper + Plastick Records. It will be the second release in the labels “Sound of the Skull” series.
Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at 2:18 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Aussie ska-punk band The Bennies have released a video for their song “Detroit Rock Ciggies.”
Check it out below.
“Detroit Rock Ciggies” comes from the bands’ upcoming album Wisdom Machine: A Journey Into The Mind Of…The Bennies, which is set to be released on March 25th via Paper + Plastick Records.