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The Penske File announce fall tour

Ontario punk group The Penske File are getting set to hit the road in Canada with a few stops in the US in support of their current album “Burn Into The Earth.” You can find the full list of tour dates belowJoining them along the way in Canada will be label mates The Creepshow and Fire Next Time while Arms Aloft will be sharing the stage for the US dates.

Rumour has it that a new album is in the works for a 2018 release.



New Video: The Penske File perform “Party Time Liars” for Live! From The Rock Room

Ontario punk group The Penske File are the latest act to be featured from a on Live! From The Rock Room after recently stopping by the Illinois-based studio run by Mike Felumlee of Smoking Popes/The Bigger Empty fame. Check out their performance of the song “Party Time Liars” below.

“Party Time Liars” comes off the band’s latest album Burn into the Earth which was released in June 2015 through Stomp Records.



The Penske File release music video for “Bedroom Angels”

Ontario punk group The Penske File have released a music video for their song “Bedroom Angels” and you can check it out here.

“Bedroom Angels” comes off the band’s latest album Burn into the Earth which was released this past June through Stomp Records.



The Penske File (melodic folk punk) release music video for “I’ve Been Thinking”, announce tour dates

Ontario melodic folk punk group The Penske File has just released their music video for their single “I’ve Been Thinking”. You can check the video out below.

In addition to releasing a new video, the group has just announced an upcoming tour in the United States in Canada. Locations and dates for their tour are listed below.

The band’s latest release was 2013’s A Restless Symphony via Young Heart Music. The Penske File is currently focusing on a new album which is still in the works.



The Penske File release music video for “Chorus ‘o Time” and “Battered Boat,” announce winter tour

Ontario punks The Penske File have released an awesome two-song music video and announced plans to hit the road for a few weeks of tour dates this winter!

You can watch the video and find details on the aforementioned tour below.

The band’s latest album “A Restless Symphony” was released back in April through Young Heart Music. Our review of the record can be found here!



Album Review: The Penske File – “A Restless Symphony”

I wasn’t sure what to expect from The Penske File when I was starting my first listen of A Restless Symphony. Based on their name, I could tell that they were fans of the sitcom Seinfeld, but that doesn’t really give any hints as to what they sound like. After all, both Night Birds and None More Black make Seinfeld references in their songs and neither band really sounds alike (Could you imagine if Seinfeld-core was a real thing though?) As it turns out, The Penske File plays melodic punk rock not unlike a lot of 90’s punk rock bands, but with a dash of folk-punk (a la Chuck Ragan). The band makes it work although, truth be told, A Restless Symphony could stand to benefit from a larger dose of folk-punk.

The album starts with the 1-2 punch of “Chorus of Time” and “Battered Boat”. The former acts more as an introduction to the album, slowly building from a simple shout along to full band instrumentation. As the track begins to hit its stride, it explodes into “Battered Boat”, which is where the album really starts, showcasing the band’s ability to mesh fast, clicking drums, distorted guitars, and snarling shouts. Track 3, “The Valley”, not only contains all of the same elements as its predecessor, but also throws in a blues harp for good measure. Outside of folk punk and Gorilla Biscuits’ “Start Today”, it’s not too often to hear punk bands embracing the harp but The Penske File not only embraces it- they use it to add another layer to the song, strengthening the track. Unfortunately, “The Valley” is only one of two songs that takes advantage of the harmonica element (the other being “Paintbrush Eyes”). It’s true that overexposure of the instrument might come off as gimmicky, but if you’ve got a secret weapon you’ll still want to use it a couple of times.

The majority of the album follows in the same vein as “Battered Boat”. Which isn’t a bad thing, but it’s somehow less exciting just knowing that there could’ve been that added ingredient of the harmonica. Tracks like “Black Leather Wallet” and “This Is It…” are both finely crafted songs, but with just a little touch of the harp these songs could’ve been boosted up to a higher tier. It’s amazing to think that such a little tweak could make such a big difference, but without it the tracks never surpass that initial sound established at the very beginning of the album. Again, it’s not a bad thing, but it does give a very “samey” feel to the songs without it. Not every track needs it, the mid-tempo “Steve the Stone” or the acoustic “Wild Youth” both work excellently the way they are.

Overall, The Penske File has created an enjoyable album that sometimes falls flat if only because you know that it’s capable of being so much more. Still, considering that A Restless Symphony is the band’s debut album, it shows a lot of promise for the future. Fans of the Fat Wreck skatepunk sound won’t want to miss out on these guys, everyone else might just want to check out “The Valley”.

3.5/5

PS: You can stream the whole album right here.



Full Album Stream: The Penske File – “A Restless Symphony”

The Penske File are streaming their entire upcoming album “A Restless Symphony” right here.

The album is being officially released April 26th through the newly formed Young Heart Music label and you can catch the band on tour through Canada starting the same day.  Dates and locations here.



The Penske File (punk) sign to newly formed Young Heart Music, release music video

The Penske File has announced that they have signed to the newly formed Young Heart Music label. Their first act with the label was to release a music video for the band’s current single, “The Valley”. The song is set to appear on the band’s upcoming album, A Restless Symphony.

You can watch the video, as well as check out the band’s upcoming tour dates in support of A Restless Symphony, right here.

The Penske File and Young Heart Music will be releasing A Restless Symphony physically on April 26th, with a digital release following on April 30th.