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Bueonos Treehouse (Pop-Punk, UK) release video for new single “Somewhere”

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



Zach Quinn (PEARS) and Brian Wahlstrom (Scorpios) form punkiest non-punk band Bandaid Brigade

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.



New Music: The Hold Steady debut “Denver Haircut” from upcoming album “Thrashing Thru the Passion”

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!



Laura Jane Grace and The Devouring Mothers release video for “The Hotel Song”

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.



The Dollyrots release new lyric video for “In Your Face”; announce summer tour

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.



Mercy Union have van broken into, gear/belongings stolen before first EU/UK tour show

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
-strymon timeline
-strymon bigsky
-solodallas storm pedal
-earthquaker speaker cranker
-peterson strobostomp
-voodoo labs pedal power 4×4
-sans amp
-2 pearl kick pedals
-telefunken m80 microphone
-senheiser 838 microphone
-samsonite rolling suitcase filled with merch (tshirts and records)

Personals
-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.

 



The Dollyrots (pop punk) release ‘In Your Face’ from upcoming album

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 announce summer tour

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.



New Music: The Bad Signs cover Laura Jane Grace’s “The Airplane Song”

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.



Mercy Union (members Gaslight Anthem, Scandals, Let Me Run) begin UK/EU tour next week

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.



Cheap Gunslingers (Garage Punk, FLA) Announce Self-Titled Album on Rum Bar Records

Florida rockers Cheap Gunslingers have just announced that they will release their self-titled debut album on June 21. Helping the band with the release will be Boston-based  Rum Bar Records. 

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.



Lucero announce October/December US tour dates

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).



The Vansaders (punk) announce spring tour dates

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.



Stream The Dirty Nil “You’re Welcome 1” EP

The Dirty Nil will be spending the summer releasing digital singles of cover songs, in a series titled, “You’re Welcome”. The first volume is out now, featuring covers of “So Busted” by Culture Abuse and “Head On” by the Jesus And Mary Chain.

The single is now available and streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.



DS Photo Gallery: Lucero Family Block Party 2019 (w/Austin Lucas, Will Hoge, Ben Abney and Blackberry Smoke)

If you’re a fan and follower of Lucero, you’re no doubt aware that the chance for inclement weather surrounding the band’s Family Block Party, an annual day-long outdoor festival held at Minglewood Hall in their hometown of Memphis, Tennesee, is generally somewhere in the neighborhood of 100%. In fact, the trend dates back to pre-Block Party years, when they held a similarly themed Family Picnic in frontman Ben Nichols’ birthplace of Little Rock, Arkansas. And so it was no surprise when a daily check of the weather forecast last week devolved from “hey, this doesn’t look too bad,” to “oh well, bring a poncho” to “oh my god, we might get a tornado” in the lead-up to Saturday’s festivities. And while no tornadoes touched down in Memphis (the closest did, however, make a deadly appearance a couple hour drive down the road into Mississippi), Saturday did bring with it a deluge and thunderstorm of nearly Biblical proportions, causing more than a few game-time decisions, a bunch of mad merch-table dashes, and an altered venue and lineup that made for perhaps the most unique – and most classically-Lucero – Block Party to date.

Local musician Ben Abney and his band, The Hurts, were due to kick off festivities in the mid-afternoon on the stage set up in Minglewood Hall’s adjacent parking lot amidst the myriad merch tents and craft beer and food vendors, and they did just that to a crowd that was admittedly thin as a result of weather-phobic late arrivers that may or may not have included yours truly. It was from here that all hell proceeded to break proverbially loose, as the rain continued to fall harder and harder and was accompanied by frequent local thunder and lightning. There are rules surrounding lightning strikes and electrical equipment, and I’m not going to pretend to be enough of an electrical engineer to understand them. What I do know is that there was a stage full of instruments and backline equipment and the venue’s main PA and soundboard equipment were sitting in the middle of a parking lot that was rapidly turning into a pond. All of it, due to the severity of the storm, was untouchable. So as the vendors and merch crews broke down their displays and lugged everything inside at breakneck speed, the actual “show” people came to see had stalled out; more tickets had been sold than the 1600 capacity indoor venue could accommodate, and there was no real sound equipment from which to hear anybody anyway, so the next ninety-or-so minutes consisted of a club’s worth of people wondering what, exactly, would happen next.

What happened next could have been…well…ugly. The bars were open and the food was located outside and across the parking lot from the venue. Couple that with a lack of discernible information about how things were going to proceed and you had an equation that could have gone rather poorly. Slowly but surely, however, the night turned pretty special. The Mighty Souls Brass Band, who’d been slated to make a few between-set appearances strolling through the outdoor grounds, brought their New Orleans-via-Memphis brass sound indoors to help keep the crowd fired up on the music at hand. Finally, Austin Lucas, who’d been slated to play the outdoor stage next up, accompanied by a full band, grabbed an acoustic guitar, made his way to the front of the stage area in the main concert hall at Minglewood, and belted out a handful of tunes not only unplugged but un-mic’d, accompanied by only the crowd that had started to gather once they realized something was happening. It’s worth mentioning that Lucas had played a full-band show in the UK the night before, hopped a flight back to the States, and made it to Memphis about an hour before he was supposed to play. Had the show gone as planned, his performance would have been impressive; as it turned out given the circumstances, it was downright Herculean.

While Lucas was playing on the floor, the venue’s staff was plugging in mics and lights on the stage in an effort to make the best with what they had around them. Lucero’s lead guitar player Brian Venable took the stage and filled in the faithful that, while they still couldn’t access the sound equipment that was still outside the venue, there’d be stripped down sets from the shows performers on the big stage for the rest of the night. What would have been an outdoor Family Block Party was now going to be, essentially, an indoor Family Lock In. Lucero frontman Ben Nichols kicked things off by running through a few tracks on his own before calling Lucas back out where they shared vocal duties on the Lucas-requested Lucero track “Slow Dancing.” Lucas then played another of his own songs, the title track from his latest album Immortal Americans.

Will Hoge followed with his unique brand of rabble-rousing, country-tinged songwriter fair. Hoge is a Tennessee native who’s made a living challenging not only the status quo in Nashville, but challenging a series of long-held cultural beliefs about just what it means to be a white man living in the Bible Belt. Hoge has been called the “Tennessee Troublemaker” for good reason, making a career out of asking difficult and sometimes uncomfortable questions of his listeners. While he was also supposed to play with a full band on the big outdoor stage, getting the chance to see him on just acoustic guitar gave his handful of songs a little extra poignancy. Charlie Starr of Georgia rock band Blackberry Smoke followed. His band were due to be main support for this episode of the Lucero Family Block Party, but the above-mentioned circumstances found Starr also playing solo acoustic style on the indoor stage. While Blackberry Smoke’s normal sound is steeped in modern Allman Brothers/Skynyrd Southern grooves, hearing Starr play solo and unaccompanied gave more of a Laurel Canyon/Neil Young vibe to the festivities. Ben Abney also returned for a bit of an encore, getting the opportunity to play on a stage that was A) dry and B) in front of hundreds of people unlike his full-band, rain-soaked set earlier in the day. Abney has a punk rocker’s past, and as a solo artist has got a penchant for writing tear-jerking soul-filled folk songs, all of which were perfect for a Lucero crowd.

Introduced by Lucero bass player/”spirit animal” John C. Stubblefield, Ben Nichols took the stage again for what would be the event’s headline set, a bit of a seat-of-your-pants ninety-ish minute set that included both Nichols’ solo work and a bunch of Lucero staples. The set kicked off with Nichols accompanied by his trusty sidekick Rick Steff on accordion for songs like “Nights Like These,” “Davy Brown,” and the gut-wrenching “Darby’s Song,” the latter of which I don’t think I’d heard live before. Nichols brought out Mighty Souls’ Jason Yasinsky (trombone) and Jim Spake (saxophone) – the latter of who appeared as the centerpiece of Lucero’s horn section for a number of years – for a handful of tracks that included “Sixes & Sevens,” “On My Way Downtown” and “Can’t You Hear Them Howl.” Nichols leaned heavily on audience requests as the night progressed, and frequently made mention of his respect for the audience for hanging in there in spite of the less-than-ideal circumstances that the weather created. And so while those in attendance didn’t have the opportunity to catch some of their favorite full bands outside under the Memphis sky, those that stuck it out were eventual witness to an event that was uniquely special in its own right.

Check out our full photo rundown below!