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Andrew Seward rejoins Against Me!

Five years after parting ways with Against Me! after serving as the band’s bass player for more than a decade, Andrew Seward is back in the fold!

In a statement that accompanied the above picture (taken by Joe Leonard) on her Instagram page, band leader Laura Jane Grace reported the news that had been rumored since Seward sat in on a surprise show in Detroit late last month:

As some people may have noticed there’s been some change happening within @againstme recently and the shows we played in Detroit, Cleveland and Lansing a week ago were Andrew’s first shows back with the band in over 5 years. I don’t really know how to succinctly explain the reasons behind this happening so I’m going to pass on trying. All I want to say is that I love Inge, am forever thankful for our time playing together and what I learned from it and wish him nothing but the best in life. Been going through a period of great change in general lately and this is probably not the last time this year I’m going to have to ask that people be understanding of a choice made, there’s no maliciousness behind my intentions, I just gotta go after what I want.
We head back out on tour again last week of July and 1st week of August.

For his part, now-former bassist Inge Johansson, also issued a statement with a similar tone via Instagram:

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: After 5 years, 2 albums and 515 shows I’m no longer a member of Against Me! I had a good run! I was a fan of the band before I joined, and I will always support them. I wish them good luck in the future, and I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you fans who showed me so much love from day one. I never took that for granted. A lot of you people have reached out to ask me if I’m ok and I appreciate that, but haven’t had time to get back to you all. Life changes, but the music is still in my soul and my heart is always to the left so I consider myself to be in a good place. Much love and respect to you all and I hope to see you soon again!

Against Me! have been busy working on a follow-up to their last full-length, 2016’s Shape Shift With Me. Seward last appeared on 2010’s White Crosses and it’s 2011 follow-up Black Crosses.



Frank Turner announces tour of the United States


British singer/songwriter Frank Turner will be touring the United States in support of his latest album Be More Kind. He’ll be touring with his backing band The Sleeping Souls and supporting him on the tour will be Lucero and The Menzingers.  Check out the dates and locations below.

Be More Kind was released May 4 via Xtra Mile Recordings.



Laura Jane Grace releases new song “Park Life Forever”

Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace has released a new song called “Park Life Forever,” which she wrote about her summer adventures with her daughter Evelyn.  Here’s what she had to say about the song:

“This past summer my daughter learned to ride a bike which was a lot of fun. Everyday we would wake up and ride our bikes to the park, and on the way we would stop and get coffee and lemonade. She would play on the playground for hours and I would read in the grass. Then we would eat ice cream. It was the best. As the summer was ending, I started working on this song. It’s been a long winter. I’m ready for summer again (I think everyone is), so I thought this would be a fun song to share with everyone and help usher in those summertime vibes!”

You can stream the song below, and then check out the video where Laura goes into more detail about it.



Against Me! announce West Coast Spring Tour

Punk veterans Against Me! have announced that they will be heading out on a tour of the West Coast this spring. The 14-date tour will start on May 11th in Bellingham, WA and ends on May 28th in Las Vegas, NV for their appearance at Punk Rock Bowling.

They will be accompanied by Chris Farren, Paper Dolls, A Giant Dog, and Turbonegro (co-headline) on select dates. You can view a full list of dates and locations/support below. Tickets and all other information can be found here.

Against Me! released their latest album, Shape Shift With Me, via Total Treble.



Frank Turner streams the title track from upcoming album “Be More Kind”

Frank Turner is streaming the title track from his upcoming album “Be More Kind”. The full length is out May 4th via Xtra Mile RecordingsPre-orders are up now. 

The song follows recent single, “1933“. You can have a listen to it below.



Against Me! and Turbonegro switching performance days for Punk Rock Bowling

Due to complications in scheduling, Against Me! and Turbonegro are switching performance days for this year’s Punk Rock Bowling. Turbonegro will be performing on Sunday, May 27th at 7:25, and Against Me! will perform on Monday, May 28th at 7:25. You can check out the updated flyer below.



Frank Turner releases video for new track “1933”, details album and tour

Frank Turner has released an animated video for “1933”, taken from his upcoming album “Be More Kind”. The full length is out May 4th via Xtra Mile Recordings. Pre-orders are up now. “1933” follows on from the first advance track from the album, “There She Is“.

The video, album tracklist info and details of a lengthy North American tour, are below.



Ducking Punches stream another new track, “Distant Shadows”

Norwich, UK based folk-punks Ducking Punches are streaming another new track, “Distant Shadows”. The song is taken from upcoming fourth album “Alamort”, out on February 16th via Xtra Mile and follows last month’s video, “Smoking Spot“.

You can listen to the track below.



Ducking Punches (punk, UK) Stream Video for “Smoking Spot”

The UK’s Ducking Punches are streaming a video for their tune “Smoking Spot”. It’s been taken from their soon-to-be-released record called Alamort which is due to drop on February 16, 2018. The release is being handled by London-based Xtra Mile Recordings.

In addition, the band have a run of live dates to round off the year with and a few scheduled for 2018. We’ve listed these and posted the video for “Smoking Spot” below.



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”.



Against Me! cover Squidbillies theme song

Against Me! are the most recent band to cover a TV show theme song on Adult Swim. The band recently covered the Squidbillies theme, with Laura putting her positive spin on the tune. You can check it out below.

Adult Swim is an adult cartoon network dedicated to racy/crude humour.

Against Me! last released the “Stabitha Christie” 7-inch earlier this year via Total Treble Records.



Against Me! covers Tom Petty’s “Runnin’ Down A Dream”

Against Me! recently paid tribute to the late great Tom Petty at their stop in Cleveland on their current tour.  Check out the video below to hear Laura Jane Grace speak about the influence Tom Petty had on her before the band tears through “Runnin’ Down A Dream.”

Against Me! last released the “Stabitha Christie” 7-inch earlier this year via Total Treble Records.



Frank Turner releasing new album in 2018

When responding to criticism of his posh “Campfire Punkrock” event, Frank Turner confirmed he will be releasing a new album in 2018. Turner stated that this is “just one small event among everything else I’ll be doing next year – releasing a new record, with the usual run of tours, festivals and benefit shows that comes with that.”

So if paying thousands of dollars to eat hors d’oeuvres and have campfire singalongs isn’t your thing, at least you have a new Frank Turner album to look forward to next year.

Stay tuned for more details on the follow-up to 2015’s Positive Songs For Negative People.



Full schedules announced for Fest 16 and Pre-Fest 5

The full schedules for this year’s Fest and Pre-Fest have been announced!

Pre-Fest 5 takes place October 25th and 26th in Tampa, FL, and will feature Against Me!, The Lillingtons, 88 Fingers Louie, and many more. The full schedule can be viewed here.

Fest 16 takes over Gainesville October 27th-29th. Its extensive lineup features most of the same bands, plus Hot Water Music, The Flatliners, and countless others. Check out the schedule here.

Head over here to grab tickets.



Against Me! announce Fall tour

Against Me! have announced a lengthy Fall headline tour, with support from Bleached and The Dirty Nil. Tickets go on sale from the band’s website on Friday.

Full details of the tour are below.