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Video: The Smith Street Band play “I Don’t Wanna Die Anymore” live on Little Elephant Sessions

During their recent US tour, Australian rockers The Smith Street Band stopped by Little Elephant in Toledo, Ohio, to play their song “I Don’t Wanna Die Anymore” in-studio. Check out a video of the awesome performance below.

The band’s new album Throw Me In The River was released in October of 2014 through SideOneDummy (US), Uncle M Music (EU), Poison City Records (AU), Banquet Records (UK). They embark on a short run of UK shows with Gnarwolves tonight.



Album Review: Timeshares – “Already Dead”

In 2010, my (now defunct) band Bizarro Me played a show opening for Timeshares at a venue dubbed “Fort Smiles” in the quiet college town of New Paltz, NY. It was a fun time, and it was notable for being Bizarro Me’s first show where we had demos to hand out. One of the dudes from Timeshares got his hands on one of those demos, and, according to Bizarro Me’s drummer, had some less-than-nice words to say about my guitar tone and my ability to tune. (For the record, my guitar was tuned properly. I was just dumb and played the completely wrong chord progression on one song.) I decided then and there to never listen to Timeshares again. And I never did.

At least until I put on Already Dead. And damn… who needs to hold on to high school-esque grudges when you could be listening to albums like this?

Timeshares’ debut album, Bearable, was compared to Latterman on several occasions and for good reason: the shouted vocals were very bearish and there was an explosive quality to the song structures. On Already Dead, Timeshares expands upon that groundwork, adding in new elements and sounds, and in the process they come off as more seasoned and well-traveled. Early press releases have thrown Lucero’s name into the mix, but while Already Dead gets twangy as times, it’s not exactly cowpunk, and there are still plenty of gruff pop punk hooks. One thing is for sure: this is a confident record, with tight musicianship and lyrics that take a more personal approach.

“Stateline to Stateline” starts the album off on a semi-mellow note, helping to introduce the sonic shift to listeners, before kicking things up a notch with track two, “Tail Light.” That aforementioned guitar twang is there, but this time it’s backed up to the brim with some good old fashioned punk energy. These two songs kind of act as a guide of what to expect for the rest of the album: a laid-back vibe from tunes like lead singles “The Bad Parts” and “Spend the Night” interspersed with heavy hitting tracks like “Heavy Hangs,” “(Corner of) Park and Park,” and “Sister.” It might not be the first album to meld these kinds of sounds together, but that doesn’t stop it from being any less fun to listen to.

Releasing an album that deviates from a previously established sound can be tricky for artists, especially when it comes to playing punk rock (put us into large groups and we’re a fickle bunch, don’t deny it). Luckily for Timeshares, their back discography isn’t very extensive, so releasing an album like Already Dead can’t be seen as changing their sound so much as it should be seen as them defining it. Timeshares have grown in numerous ways, and Already Dead deserves the attention of everyone. Even that of people they may have insulted years ago.

4 / 5

RIYL: The Draft, The Replacements, Bangers



Flogging Molly announce 2016 “Salty Dog Cruise” ft. Rancid, Frank Turner, Fishbone, and more

Hot on the tail of this years event, Flogging Molly has released the lineup for next year’s “Salty Dog Cruise,” which includes RancidFrank TurnerThe TossersFishboneBeans On ToastStreet Dogs,  Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn BandThe SlackersSkinny ListerThe Bunny GangAuthority ZeroLarry And His Flask, Punk Rock Karaoke and more.

The cruise spans March 18th – 21st in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, departing from Miami, Florida, with stops in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Tickets are on sale now with more information available here.



Joe Sib announces new standup comedy EP “Don’t Call Me Dude, Bro”

Cool news from SideOneDummy Records co-founder Joe Sib. As you may or may not be aware, Sib has also taken to the stand-up comedy circuit over the last handful of years. Today, he announced plans for a brand-new EP of spoken-word material. It’s called “Don’t Call Me Dude, Bro,” and you can see the Nicolas Guenzler-designed cover art up above.

“Don’t Call Me Dude, Bro” is a follow-up to 2012′s “True Stories and Bad Ideas.” Stay tuned for more release information, though we here it’s due out next month.



Jeff Rosenstock releases music video for “You, In Weird Cities”

On Sunday March 8 former-Bomb The Music Industry! frontman Jeff Rosenstock  performed five record release shows in one day – one show in each of the five boroughs of New York City. Hundreds of fans flocked to the DIY art spaces, record stores and venues that played host to Jeff’s ALL CITY! ALL AGES! extravaganza. While photos can give us a hint of the madness that went down that day, it was truly one of those “you had to be there” moments in time… until now!

Watch as Jeff and his band trek through Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan in the brand new video for “You, In Weird Cities” below.

“You, In Weird Cities” appears on Rosenstock’s new LP, We Cool?, which was released March 3, 2015 through Side One Dummy Records.



New Music: Timeshares – “Heavy Hangs” off upcoming album “Already Dead”

New York punks Timeshares just released a new song from their upcoming album “Already Dead”.

The track is entitled “Heavy Hangs” and you can check it out here.

“Already Dead” is Timeshares second full-length album, will be released on April 28 through SideOneDummy Records, right before the band embarks on a headlining European tour that will take them through France, Germany, Austria, Italy, the UK and more, including two weeks supporting Astpai and a stop at Belgium’s longstanding punk festival, Groezrock.

Timeshares’ debut album “Bearable” was released in 2011 through Kind of Like Records and Kiss of Death Records.



Chris Farren (Fake Problems) streaming upcoming EP “Where U Are”

Florida singer/songwriter and Fake Problems will be releasing a 3 song EP titled “Where U Are” on April 7th and you can stream the whole EP here.

The EP was produced, Recorded and Mixed by Chris Farren mostly at home in Naples, FL – Pullman Square Hotel in Brisbane, Vibe Hotel in Sydney and Casey’s living room in Laurel Canyon, CA.Juicy Tidbit: Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem is a special guest on the track “Permanent For Me”.

Chris Farren’s latest Christmas album was released at the beginning of December last year.



Flogging Molly add dates to US and European tours

Flogging Molly have announced some more US and European tour dates surrounding their upcoming run with Gogol Bordello and Mariachi El Bronx. Info on all of the band’s upcoming shows can be found below.

Flogging Molly has reportedly been working on a new album, which will be their first since 2011′s The Speed of Darkness.



Skinny Lister release new song “This Is War”

London based folk band, Skinny Lister, has just released a new song “This Is War” which is featured off the upcoming album “Down On Deptford Broadway.” Check out “This Is War” below.

“Down On Deptford Broadway” will be released April 21st via Xtra Mile Recordings.



Superheaven announce new album; release music video for “I’ve Been Bored”

Pennsylvania’s Superheaven (formerly known as Daylight) have announced that they will be releasing their sophomore album, Ours Is Chrome on May 4, 2015. To get fans psyched for the new album, the band has released a music video for the album’s first single, “I’ve Been Bored,” and announced a late spring/early summer tour around the United States (and one date in Canada). You can watch the video and check out the tour dates and locations below.

Ours Is Chrome will be Superheaven’s first album recorded for SideOneDummy Records. It is the follow up to their debut LP, Jar, which was (re)released on September 22, 2013 as a joint released between Run For Cover Records and SideOneDummy.



Timeshares debut video for new track “Spend The Night”

New York punks Timeshares released another new music video, this time for the track “Spend The Night.” The track appears on the band’s newest upcoming work – their second full-length record entitled “Already Dead”. Check it out here.

“Already Dead” will be released on April 28 through SideOneDummy Records, right before the band embarks on a headlining European tour that will take them through France, Germany, Austria, Italy, the UK and more, including two weeks supporting Astpai and a stop at Belgium’s longstanding punk festival, Groezrock.

Timeshares’ debut album “Bearable” was released in 2011 through Kind of Like Records and Kiss of Death Records.

 



Live Video: Chuck Ragan – “The Boat”

German/Canadian filmmaker Gabi Kislat recently put together a pretty kick-ass live video of Chuck Ragan performing his song, “The Boat,” and you can watch it below.

While the video includes Ragan’s performances in New York, Ottawa, Montreal, and Toronto, a lot of the focus of this video is the fans singing their hearts out. It’s pretty damn cool, and I suggest checking it out, even if you’re not a fan of Chuck Ragan (but really, you should be anyway).



The Briggs to release new EP this May

Los Angeles punk rockers The Briggs have announced that they will release a new EP in May:

Question: Our new 7″ is coming out in May, would it be interesting to anyone if we were to release it on CD? Take those 4 songs plus Panic and make it an EP or is vinyl and digital good enough for you all?

The Briggs last released Come All Ye Mad Men in 2008 on SideOneDummy Records.



Album Review: Jeff Rosenstock – “We Cool?”

I was in High School when I first heard Bomb the Music Industry!

I didn’t get it.

The explosive synths, rapid tempo changes, and experimentalism were too much. Back then I also didn’t get screamed vocals, so the notion that music was something that could be dismantled and reformed was still far beyond me. It took years for Bomb the Music Industry! to grow on me, but when it did, it was as if it was just another necessary organ in my own undulating sack of flesh. Jeff Rosenstock became my musical messiah, teaching me that music can be resonant and emotional while never losing its progressive edge. Suddenly I found myself as someone who loved music, not just punk.

Which feels weird for me to say, because in my mind, there is no one more punk. Rosenstock is a reminder that punk ideals didn’t die with Fugazi and that to be a Fugazi, you don’t have to be cold and dogmatic. Bubbling through the frenzied instrumentation and unabashedly pop melodies there was a sense of fun. Songs about drinking and being a sadsack twenty-something could lead to a poignant statement about DIY.

We Cool? is like Vacation in a lot of ways, and could perhaps be seen as a continuation. The influences are different, or perhaps a little more dialed in this time around– less an affectation, more organic. Its pop music viewed from a wonky punk lens that distorts and broadens its scope. There’s still synth and tremolo guitar solos, but the focus is on the fundamental building blocks: the songs.

The thematics of We Cool? can be summed up in the first line of “Get Old Forever”: “When your friends are buying starter homes with their accomplishments, drinking at a house show can feel childish and embarrassing.” The album balloons with a sense of quarter-life angst, where friends grow and change and life becomes about more than just hanging out. Rosenstock battles this with his music, like an aged road warrior who knows only one thing, and knows it to be his salvation. Music brings strength and closes distances on “You, In Weird Cities.” The song opens as a bass heavy punk song with earworm melodies, before transforming into a massive singalong with the refrain of “when I listen to your records, its like I’m hanging out with you.” When the moment comes, it feels cathartic and triumphant, a reminder that art can shape and bend perspective.

Rosenstock merges his themes with slice of life imagery to keep them relevant and resonant. The details of “Nausea,” a piano-jam reminiscent of something off Scrambles, make the chorus of “I got so tired of discussing my future, I’ve started avoiding the ones that I love,” feel soaked in anxiety and desperation. It gets more heart wrenching with “I’m Serious, I’m Sorry,” which guts the listener with visceral imagery of grief and how traumas shape our lives. In the context of We Cool?, it shows how adulthood comes to us whether we want it to or not. No matter what walls we put up, skinny jeans or hoodies, it spreads to our nearest and dearest.

It all culminates with “Darkness Records.” On it, Rosenstock sings: “Burn my Mona Lisa, I’d like another chance. To put stars in her eyes, fire pipes in the sky, and brass knuckles on her hands.” Its a beautiful opening that begins a tread through what the disjointed pair art and reality make of us. When the screeching melody kicks in from “You, In Weird Cities” it says all that needs to be said about why we listen and why we create. I’d like to believe the final line is a winking allusion to that, where a drug addicted child can “breathe through the cheeks of the tauntaun.”

A reminder that when you’re being choked by change and suffocated with self, a song can be as good as a tracheotomy.

5/5



Timeshares releases music video for “The Bad Parts” off upcoming album “Already Dead”

New York punks Timeshares just released a new music video for their song “The Bad Parts”. The track appears on the band’s newest upcoming work – their second full-length record entitled “Already Dead”.

Check it out below.

“Already Dead” will be released on April 28 through SideOneDummy Records, right before the band embarks on a headlining European tour that will take them through France, Germany, Austria, Italy, the UK and more, including two weeks supporting Astpai and a stop at Belgium’s longstanding punk festival, Groezrock.

Timeshares’ debut album “Bearable” was released in 2011 through Kind of Like Records and Kiss of Death Records.