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Jeff Rosenstock just announced a headlining US tour for this summer with former bandmate Laura Stevenson. It will follow Rosenstock through his slot at Chicago’s Pitchfork Festival, with some dates in Canada and Mexico en route.
Tickets go on sale tomorrow (May 3rd). Scope the dates out below.
His latest album Worry was released in 2016 through SideOneDummy.
Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 8:50 PM (PST) by iamtheflood
Jeff Rosenstock has blessed us. Seriously. “Dramamine” is a killer track that I’ve listened to no less than a dozen times by now. It will be in my head for days. Solo projects catch a lot of flack, but Mr. Jeff clearly has the formula down and knows his way around song structure. If this song hooks you, check out last year’s album WORRY, out via SideOneDummy.
Listen to this track. Listen to it a lot. Listen to it below.
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:38 AM (PST) by Goldfinger
English solo act Louise Distras (melodic-punk) is streaming her new single “Outside of You”. The song comes off the yet to be named album which serves as a follow up to 2013’s release of the highly acclaimed “Dreams from the Factory Floor”.
Check out the song below along with her upcoming summer tour dates across England.
Monday, April 24, 2017 at 9:12 PM (PST) by Double J
Australian pop-punk rocker Dan Cribb is currently streaming his new song “Garbage Man” (off of his Simpson’s cover album “Worst Tribute Ever”) featuring Ball Park bassist and vocalist Jen Boyce. You can listen to it below.
The album is a year long project, with a new track (featuring a new guest musician/vocalist) being released each month. “Worst Tribute Ever” is available for free download.
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 4:14 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
“Still Beating” comes from Chris Farren’s latest album Can’t Die, which was released on September 2nd through SideOneDummy Records.
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:45 PM (PST) by iamtheflood
Yotam Ben Horin, whom you might recognize as the bassist and vocalist for Useless ID, has released a new seemingly-self titled (I looked everywhere, couldn’t find it) acoustic album, produced by Joey Cape and released via One Week Records. Based on the album art, this record looks like a lot of fun. Or nostalgic. Or both, if you’re into fun and nostalgia. You can pick the album up here.
Yotam was last heard on his 2015 album California Sounds, released on Hardline Entertainment.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 1:57 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
The Lockjaw Media hosted Alright? Okay. Fest has announced its full line-up. The festival will take place Friday April 28 and Saturday April 29 throughout three venues in Philadelphia: HH Ranch, The Pharmacy, and Cat House.
A portion of the proceeds from the festival will be donated to Punk Talks. The organization aims to provide free mental health assistance to people involved in music as well as educate and raise awareness of mental health and self-care.
New Jersey-based singer/songwriter Sammy Kay is just about to release a brand new album. It’s technically untitled, and it is due out this coming Friday (April 7th). In anticipation of the release, however, the album is available for streaming in all its glory, check it out here.
This is what Sammy Kay himself had to say about the album: “I wanted to keep the past in the past, and to not forget that I’m forever changing as a songwriter, growing and constantly pushing myself forward. I feel the songs on this record show exactly that. Me and the boys are real excited to get back on the road and are really stoked to show you all the new songs. We’re all so proud of LP3, and can’t wait for you all to hear it.”
Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 4:37 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Queensland indie-pop rocker Jeremy Neale is the latest talent to contribute vocals to Dan Cribb‘s (former The Decline) year-long punk rock tribute to The Simpsons, joining the WA artist on a musical journey through the Betty Ford Center on “You’re Checking In”. Give it a listen below.
In ’97 when the Simpsons made their way to New York, Marge, Bart and Lisa went to see musical Kickin’ It, which featured the hit You’re Checkin’ In – an original number that won an Emmy award, among others.
Of the song, Cribb says:
“While You’re Checkin’ In’ isn’t too well known compared to some of The Simpsons’ other hits – all of which I will get to in this project – it has some insanely catchy melodies and lends itself perfectly to becoming a punk rock tune. The song has a pretty wide vocal range that Jeremy nailed. His voice is magic and he’s a super nice dude.”
You’re Checkin’ In is the sixth track on Worst Tribute Ever and sees Neale join the likes of Alex Lahey, Tyler Richardson (Luca Brasi), Jesse Coulter (Grenadier) and more who have also contributed to Cribb’s project.
Monday, March 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM (PST) by jaystone
A couple Fridays ago (March 10th, to be precise) Greg Graffin released a stellar new album, Millport (ANTI- Records). It marks the first time in more than a decade that the Bad Religion frontman has pressed the “pause” button on his punk rock day job in favor of a more traditional, folksy Americana vibe. Millport features not only a core lineup that should seem very familiar to fans of both punk and Americana: Social Distortion‘s Jonny “Two Bags” Wickersham, Brent Harding, and David Hidalgo Jr., but it also includes production credit from Brett Gurewitz, long the musical yin to Graffin’s yang.
While Graffin and his Millport session colleagues rank as some of the most legendary names in punk rock, a project like this allowed them to let go of the traditional constraints of trying to hone a singular sound. “The great thing about this project is that you’re hearing unconstrained love of the songs, and unconstrained love of creating something that we felt was a blend of many genres and therefore something that’s truly creative,” says Graffin, though he quickly points out that none of that is to say that crafting a new Bad Religion album is formulaic; it’s just a different standard. “It’s one of the great challenges as artist is to maintain the tradition of his or her prior work. That’s hard to do. It normally takes (Bad Religion) two years to put out an album. Why has it taken us four year to release an album after True North? Well, True North was such a great album — and we owe it to our fans to take it seriously as a great album — that to do another one is going to take a lot more work.”
Graffin and company holed up at California’s Studio 606 and Big Bad Sound for ten days of creating and recording last April, in what he says was basically akin to “hitting record and having a party.” The result is an album that’s the strongest and most cohesive of his solo career, with sounds that range from folk to bluegrass to 70’s rockers that would make Neil Young and Crazy Horse proud. Perhaps the album’s most upbeat singalong is “Time Of Need,” with it’s “Hey Man!” chorus that draws heavily on traditional Gospel hymnals, a bit of a curious decision for someone who’s spent close to four decades fronting a band called Bad Religion. He explains: “One of the greatest things about religion — if it can be said from a guy in Bad Religion — there’s something good about it and it has nothing to do with theology or the philosophy of it, but it has a lot to do with the music. The music is what is handed down through the generations, and punk rock is a kind of roots music now.”
Instead of focusing on the lure of paradise and an eternal afterlife, “Time Of Need” places the responsibility for making things better squarely on the shoulders of the listener, and of humanity. “In the old days,” says Graffin, “the Gospels would sing about how hard times were and how God is going to deliver us. What I’m trying to say is that God’s not going to deliver us. We have to be responsible ourselves for this changing environment and changing surroundings. No religion can help this time of need.”
We caught up with Graffin over the phone during a recent late winter blizzard that blanketed much of the Northeast with some of the biggest snow totals of the season. As you might imagine, we talked quite a bit about Graffin and Gurewitz’s long history as collaborators, and just how the solo, Americana projects inspire the two punk rock icons in ways we might not have expected. We also touched on just what the Social D trio brought to the project, and how Graffin hopes to balance solo and Bad Religion material going forward while raising the bar in both areas.
Head below to read our full Q&A!
Former Groovie Ghoulies frontman Kepi Ghoulie has released a new solo album titled Lost and Lovin’ It through Eccentric Pop Records. Check out two of the tracks below, and head over here to grab the LP.
Lost and Lovin’ It is Kepi’s first full-length in half a decade, following 2011’s I Bleed Rock & Roll. The album features guest appearances from Dan Potthast of MU330, Jimmy Boom of the Phenomenauts, and more.
Jeff Rosenstock has announced a slew of upcoming European tour dates. The month-long jaunt kicks off at Groezrock on April 30th and runs through May 27th in Brighton, UK. Check out the full rundown below.
Rosenstock is still touring in support of his latest release, last year’s stellar “WORRY.” which was put out via SideOneDummy.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 8:46 PM (PST) by jaystone
Useless ID frontman Yotam Ben Horin, who’s taken to going simply by Yotam professionally, has just released a mini documentary. It’s called True Traveller, and it chronicles his May 2016 tour of Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. The 12-ish minute video is pretty compelling, particularly in light in light of recent sociopolitical events in that region; watch it below.
Yotam is just about to kick off another tour of Russia, Israel and select European cities. Check out the full rundown below the video.
Yotam remains touring in support of his stellar latest album, “California Sounds”, which was released back in October of 2015 on Hardline Entertainment.
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 at 12:20 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Wear Your Wounds, the solo project of Converge front man Jacob Bannon, are gearing up to release their self-titled debut album via Deathwish Inc on April 7th. The album was recorded with guest musicians including Kurt Ballou (Converge), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller), Chris Maggio (Sleigh Bells, Trap Them, Coliseum), and Sean Martin (Hatebreed, Cage, Kid Cudi, Twitching Tongues). On the album, the band focuses on the slower and more experimental style found on Converge releases. To give you a taste of what to expect, the band is streaming the song “Fog,” which you can check out below.