Have a listen to “Livewire” below – and check out the band’s upcoming UK dates.
Have a listen to “Livewire” below – and check out the band’s upcoming UK dates.
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 10:51 PM (PST) by dropkickeith
Minnesota’s Tiny Moving Parts have a new album, Breathe which is due out September 13 via Hopeless Records, and they are planning a tour of the UK and a headlining tour of the US. They also have a music video for the album’s first single “Medicine”.
Check below for the tour dates and to check out the music video.
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 5:15 AM (PST) by Mike Scott
Nottingham, UK based pop-punk/rock quartet Buenos Treehouse have released a video for new track “Somewhere”. The track is the second single since they released their debut album “Capsized” back in 2017.
Have a watch below.
Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 4:08 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Bandaid Brigade is a brand new musical project from Zach Quinn (PEARS) and Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios, Gods of Mount Olympus) intent on ripping up, setting fire to, and consigning to history the genre rulebook, with their eclectic and decade-spanning approach to songwriting.
The duo have just announced their debut single, ‘Travel Light’, the first track to be taken from their forthcoming debut album, I’m Separate. Further details of the full-length’s release are yet to be revealed, but you can watch the hilarious video for the lead single below.
“Both Brian and I wrote different sections for this song independently during different years, on different sides of the country,” says Quinn of the single. “Two unused chord progressions found their counterparts, and it was f*cking magical. As far as the video goes, I figured I’d let the camera crew in so they could film some of my spin class that I teach when the gym can afford my rates…”
Recorded at Black in Bluhm Studios in Denver, CO, and co-produced with Chris Fogal (The Gamits), the album features drummer Paul Rucker (Street Dogs, Drag the River). Quinn and Wahlstrom stretch beyond their punk roots on this project with ambitious songwriting, polished arrangements, and a throwback sound that draws some detectable influences from early progressive rock. The heavy ‘80s disco groove of lead single ‘Travel Light’ is light on the distortion, instead opting for a heady mix of Sprinsteen’s attitude, Elton John’s artistic balladry, and classic pop rock disco grooves echoing ABBA and Earth Wind & Fire.
“The thing that I kept thinking about the whole time was how much it reminded me a lot of a post-first-album The Clash,” says Quinn on the inspiration for the new project, “but then, I also thought to myself, ‘This is also way easier to listen to than Sandinista! ever was.’ We had the advantage of being able to look retrospectively over decades of rock and pop, and we were kind of able to pull from all of that—all the good stuff, and leave all the bad stuff out. You know, one band that kept coming up as we were making the record is Genesis, but Genesis songs are sometimes eight minutes long. We were like, ‘Well, that’s not necessary. We don’t need to do that.’ I feel like there were elements of that, all different examples of that.”
As for the band itself’s genesis, Quinn made his name fronting critically acclaimed New Orleans-based hardcore punk band PEARS, whilst Wahlstrom is a classically trained opera singer and pianist whose touring and recording career is rooted firmly in punk rock, and has included frequent collaborations with Joey Cape (Lagwagon). The duo connected on a tour produced by Cape’s label, One Week Records, which brings artists into a high energy, week-long write-arrange-record process that culminates in a completed album and follow-up touring. The pairing fully leverages the combination of Quinn’s raw edge, Wahlstrom’s finesse, and the lyrical power of dual songwriters.
Stay tuned, as tour dates for 2019 will be announced soon.
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at 8:25 PM (PST) by jaystone
Happy Wednesday, boys and girls! This one took us by pleasant surprise.
The Hold Steady have announced plans for a brand new album! It’s called Thrashing Thru The Passion, and it consists of five brand-new songs and five songs, like “Entitlement Crew,” that have only been digitally released in piecemeal fashion over the course of the last year. The new album is due out August 16th, but pre-order bundle options are available now right here.
To whet your appetite, the band released the brand new single “Denver Haircut” today, and you can check it out below!
The Hold Steady’s last full-length, Teeth Dreams, was released back in 2014 on Vagrant Records. In the years since, Franz Nicolay has rejoined the band, so this’ll be THS’s first full album as a six-headed monster!
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at 11:33 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers have released a video for “The Hotel Song”, which came from the band’s début album Bought To Rot. The video features all the comforts of a modern-day motel room, animated to keep it fresh. Laura Jane Grace had this to say about the song: “’The Hotel Song’ is my tribute to hotel and motel rooms across the world,” Grace says. “Regardless of bed sheet thread count, shampoo and conditioner quality, or Wi-Fi speed, I am thankful to all the rented rooms that have offered me refugee & rest over the years while touring across the world.”
You can check out the video below.
As mentioned above, Bought To Rot is the début record for Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers. The band is also headed over? down? to Australia for a string of shows, which you will find below the new video.
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 4:59 PM (PST) by Rachael Clifford
The Dollyrots‘ new album, Daydream Explosion is out July 12 via Wicked Cool/The Orchard, but you can see a video for the second single from the album, “In Your Face” today. The album is available for pre-order here, and “In Your Face”, as well as “Everything” – the first two singles – are instant downloads for anyone who orders the album.
You can watch the video, as well as catch up on the band’s summer tour dates, below.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 8:08 PM (PST) by jaystone
I feel like we need a dedicated “stolen gear” category under which to start filing stories, because here we go again. This time, the victims are longtime friends of not just ours, but lots of people in the scene: Jersey’s Mercy Union.
Here’s how the band’s frontman Jared Hart explains what happened on the very first day of their first EU/UK tour:
We’ve been in less London for less than 24 hrs and I’m writing the same post I wrote in 2011. We decided to go to Camden to get lunch quick before loading into the first show. We parked across the street in a Morrisson’s supermarket with 24/7 cctv, backed up to a fence, and a wood divider between the cabin and gear. We were gone for about 45 minutes. When we came back someone had removed a piece of the back door and pooped the back door open. They took gear, personal belongings, and merch. If anyone can share this or keep an eye out for any of the thing in these pictures or on this list, it would be greatly appreciated. We’re going to attempt to do these shows the best we can. Thanks in advance.
-Sommatone branded telecaster- black on back, sunburst on front. Tortoise shell pickguard in gator hardcase
-1978 Fender Pbass Sunburst, pink strap in skb hard case w/stickers
-marshall jcm 900
-ampeg portaflex solid state head
-pedal board in “Grenade” rolling bag
-boss Tu-2 tuner x2
-boss Blues driver
-jhs klon klone
-ehx holy grail reverb
-empress tape delay
-waleus aetos power supply
-solodallas storm pedal
-earthquaker speaker cranker
-voodoo labs pedal power 4×4
-2 pearl kick pedals
-telefunken m80 microphone
-senheiser 838 microphone
-samsonite rolling suitcase filled with merch (tshirts and records)
-black jansport backpack
-amazon brand rolling carry on bag
-late 2013 macbook pro 15”
-2012 macbook pro
-sony aplha a6000
-1 US passport
The band’s first show did take place earlier tonight after the event, and they’re doing their best to piece things together going forward. If you’re interested in kicking in to the GoFundMe page that’s been started on their behalf, you can do so right here.
Mercy Union’s ripper of a debut album, The Quarry, was released late last year.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 1:21 PM (PST) by Chris Doughty
Ahead of the release of their album ‘Daydream Explosion’ on July 12th, The Dollyrots have made another new song available. ‘In Your Face’ is a fun pop punk jam in the same vein as recently released single ‘Everything’. As well as the new album, you can catch them on tour this summer with the The Pink Spiders.
This upcoming album will be the bands’ first full release since ‘Whiplash Splash’ in 2017. Check out the new song below.
The Dollyrots release their new album Daydream Explosion on July 12th, which includes recent single “Everything“. They’ve now announced a tour to promote the album, with live dates running from June until August. Most dates are with power-pop trio The Pink Spiders.
Check the dates below.
Friday, May 17, 2019 at 3:29 PM (PST) by jaystone
Well here’s a fun story to close out your work week!
Nashville “goth-country” trio The Bad Signs (featuring singer/songwriter Samantha Harlow and Nat and Rob Rufus from Blacklist Royals) have been hard at work on pre-production for their debut full-length album for a little while now. They’ve been soliciting fan requests in the process, and have posted a pretty cool one today. It’s for “The Airplane Song,” which appears in its original form on Laura Jane Grace and the Devouring Mothers‘s 2018 debut full-length, Bought To Rot. Check out their unique rendition of it below!
The Bad Signs’ forthcoming full-length album will serve as the follow up to their 2017 Record Store Day EP, Black Magic Moments.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 1:51 PM (PST) by Chris Doughty
Mercy Union, which features members of The Gaslight Anthem, The Scandals & Let Me Run, will be heading to the UK and Europe next week. Benny Horowitz, the Gaslight drummer spoke recently about forming this band on the This Was The Scene Podcast. If you haven’t checked out the album they released last year ‘The Quarry’, it’s well worth a listen.
The tour dates along with ticket links and a stream of the album can be found below.
Monday, May 13, 2019 at 8:09 AM (PST) by rick delaney
To get you lot in the mood for the release, the band have been good enough to put out a track early. You can listen to “Good Time” by Cheap Gunslingers below.
Good news, Lucero fans. The Memphis five-piece are heading back out on the road for a pretty lengthy run in October, plus a couple three-night East Coast and West Coast stints to bookend Christmas week.
The bulk of the touring festivities kick off with two night stay in St. Louis on October 2nd and 3rd, and runs through October 27th in Pensacola. Support comes from such varied acts as Vandoliers, Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, and Rhode Island’s The Huntress And Holder Of Hands, the spell-binding band that joined Lucero on the road on their recent run of shows opening for Flogging Molly. All of that is followed by a long weekend in Boston from 12/19 to 12/21, and a long weekend in Mill Valley, CA, that runs 12/27 to 12/29. Check out the full rundown below.
Lucero are still touring in support of their stellar 2018 album, Among The Ghosts (Thirty Tigers).
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at 12:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Asbury Park rockers The Vansaders have announced some upcoming spring tour dates.
You can check out all those dates and locations below.
The Vansaders last released Standstill on January 15th, 2019.
It’s the end of a work week; it’s raising a fist; it’s screaming your lungs out—it’s diving headfirst into a hundred sweaty bodies. South Carolina’s Longshot Odds captures the energy and abandon of a raging pit, a marriage of iron-heavy chords and honey-thick leads—the kind of music where the bruising comes with the chorus. Their new EP, Circle the Drain, is a six-song EP from an exciting new voice in punk rock—but what they bring to the table is more than the same old sounds. From the metallic “Challenger,” to the grandiose and cinematic “Movin’ On,” all the way to the bouncey folk of “Blood and Asphalt”—Longshot Odds bring a diversity to their sound practically unheard of in today's skate punk scene. But above all this, Circle the Drain promises deliverance through rock ‘n roll, and Longshot Odds fight tooth and claw to deliver. The EP, out now on Dying Scene Records, can be streamed here.