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Album Review: The Shell Corporation – “Mandrake”

Looking for one of the biggest melodic-punk sounds that’s gracing the political landscape? Then The Shell Corporation is what you’re trying to find. They mash in skate-punk, post-hardcore and so much more into Mandrake, that it pans out as one of the biggest punk records, in its diversity and prose, to hit the speakers this year. Such a fast-paced, no-nonsense sound can’t be ignored.

“Appetite for Distraction” is the best representation of how they’ve tooled their old skate-sound into a more melodic and grown-up punk vibe. It’s hard-hitting but still derivative of the fists in the air that their old music was built on. They still pay homage to their skate-punk roots with “Trust Us”, another cynical punk beat. It’s vicious and stepped in driving chords and thumping drums. The diversity of this record is not to be underplayed at all.

“Even Bob Villa Couldn’t Fix This Old House” pays homage to Sublime, Less Than Jake and the many ska bands out there doing their thing. It’s bass-ridden yet filled with charm and harmony and sets up a finale that swings all over the place, in a good way. They fool around with so many post-hardcore and post-punk subtleties as well but still find time to lace the vintage punk as well as a neat little treat in acoustic balladeering, seen on “Perfect World”. It’s best described as a Green Day meets Tigers Jaw mix and most endearing.

If you knew the old sound of the band, and then listened to this, you’d be able to spot how much they improved and how much new intricacies are slipped in. They were always good but Mandrake is the most fitting exclamation point!

4.5/5 Stars



The Shell Corporation streaming upcoming album “Mandrake”

California punks The Shell Corporation are streaming their upcoming album “Mandrake” in its entirety and you can give it a listen right here.

“Mandrake” is set to be released on February 25th (April 1st on vinyl) through Paper + Plastick and Solidarity Recordings. The Shell Corporation last released and EP entitled “Time & Pressure,” which is available for free download on Bandcamp, in June of 2012.



Free Download: Various Artists – “Don’t Ever Worry: A Tribute to The Get Up Kids”

The good folks over at Artistic Integrity Records have put together a new tribute compilation titled Don’t Ever Worry: A Tribute to The Get Up Kids. The collection features acts such as The Gunshy, Dogjaw, and Sun Guilt.

You can stream or download the compilation below.

Don’t Ever Worry: A Tribute to The Get Up Kids marks the third Get Up Kids tribute compilation released within the last three months. You can listen to the Pacific Ridge Records tribute here, and the Save Your Generation Records tribute here.



The Shell Corporation debut video for “The Death of Us”

California punks The Shell Corporation have released a new video for the song “The Death of Us” off of the upcoming album titled “Mandrake.” You can check it out below.

“Mandrake” is set to be released on February 25th (April 1st on vinyl) through Paper + Plastick and Solidarity Recordings. The band last released and EP entitled “Time & Pressure,” which is available for free download on Bandcamp, in June of 2012.



The Shell Corporation reveal tracklisting for upcoming album “Mandrake”

California punks The Shell Corporation have revealed the tracklisting for their highly-anticipated upcoming album “Mandrake” and you can check it out below.

Pre-orders for the album have also launched! Head over here if you’d like to pick up a copy.

“Mandrake” is set to be released on February 25th (April 1st on vinyl) through Paper + Plastick and Solidarity Recordings. The band last released and EP entitled “Time & Pressure,” which is available for free download on Bandcamp, in June of 2012.



The Shell Corporation announce details and release promo video for new album “Mandrake”

California punkers The Shell Corporation have finally announced their new album “Mandrake” will be released on February 25th (April 1st on vinyl) through Paper + Plastick and Solidarity Recordings.

They have also put out a promo video for the album and you can check it out below.

The band most recently released their “Time & Pressure” EP, which is available for free download on Bandcamp, in June of 2012.



Dogjaw (sort of) announce new album

Fort Ashby, WV’s Dogjaw has a post up on Facebook semi-announcing a new album.

No idea when you’ll get to hear it, but boy, our new album puts our first one to shame. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF, FIRST ALBUM.

That’s all they said, so we don’t have any release details for you. In the mean time, you can check out “No One Will Ever Believe You,” which they released earlier this year, below.

Dogjaw released their debut album “Pilot” last year on Solidarity Recordings.



The Shell Corporation announce west coast tour dates

California punk rockers The Shell Corporation have announced west coast tour dates. Vague details on when and where they’ll be playing can be found on the flyer above.

The Shell Corporation plan to release their upcoming album “Mandrake” sometime soon. It will serve as the follow-up to their “Time & Pressure” EP, which came out last June through Solidarity Recordings.



Live Video: The Shell Corporation perform acoustic cover of Propagandhi’s “Anti-Manifesto” at Fest 12

California punk rockers The Shell Corporation performed an acoustic cover of Propagandhi‘s “Anti-Manifesto” at Fest 12 and you can watch a video of it below.

The Shell Corporation will release their upcoming album “Mandrake” sometime soon, and it will be the follow- up to the “Time & Pressure” EP, which came out last June through Solidarity Recordings.



Video: The Shell Corporation perform acoustic set at Fest 12

California punk rockers The Shell Corporation performed an acoustic set at Fest 12.

You can watch the set here.

They are currently on tour with Stabbed In Back  and D-Cent Jerks. The Shell Corporation will release their upcoming album “Mandrake” sometime soon, and it will be the foll up to the Time & Pressure EP, which came out June 2012 through Solidarity Recordings.



The Shell Corporation announce U.S. tour dates with Stabbed In Back and D-Cent Jerks

California punk rockers The Shell Corporation have announced U.S. tour dates with Stabbed In Back  and D-Cent Jerks. Dates they are playing can be found above (sadly, no venues are listed).

The Shell Corporation will release their upcoming album “Mandrake” sometime soon, and it will be the follow-up to the Time & Pressure EP, which came out June 2012 through Solidarity Recordings.



Solidarity Recordings to re-issue The Ghost’s “This Pen Is a Weapon” on vinyl; stream album

The fine folks over at Solidarity Recordings are gearing up to re-issue The Ghost‘s sophomore album, This Pen Is a Weapon on 12-inch vinyl. The album, originally released in 2004 on Some Records, follows Solidarity’s 2009 re-release of The Ghost’s debut album, This Is a Hospital (originally released in 2002).

While you impatiently wait for the October 9th release date, you can listen to a stream of This Pen Is a Weapon right here.

The Ghost broke up in 2004. Frontman Brian Moss has gone on to front several bands since then, most notably Hanalei and Great Apes.



Solidarity Recordings streams “Our Lips Are Sealed – A Tribute To The Go Go’s”

The wonderful people at Solidarity Recordings are streaming their new Go Go’s tribute compilation “Our Lips Are Sealed” in its entirety.

You can check it out right here.

The comp features Go Go’s covers from Masked Intruder, Dan Vapid and The Cheats, Cobra Skulls, Vacation Bible School, and many other great bands. Head over to the Solidarity Recordings webstore if you’d like to pick up a copy of it.



Solidarity Recordings details upcoming Go Go’s tribute album

Solidarity Recordings has revealed the tracklisting for their upcoming Go Go’s tribute compilation “Our Lips Are Sealed,” which is set to be released on July 3oth.

This release features bands such as Masked Intruder, Cobra Skulls, The Shell Corporation, The Mighty Fine, and more.

Here is what label owner/founder Randy had to say:

I wanted to do something special for Solidarity’s 50th release, well here it is! Our Lips Are Sealed – A tribute to THE GO GO’s! This idea popped in my mind on a cold day in January 2012 while watching VH1 Behind the Music – The Go Go’s. I have always been a fan, why hadn’t their been a “pop/punk/whatever you wanna call it” tribute to this band?! Their songs would translate so amazing to the “genre”. I started reaching out that day and there were actually some people who had never even heard of The Go Go’s?! What?! Blasphemy! So many folks were on board instantly and super excited. Some of my favorite bands, and so many nice folks and new friendships formed just from this tribute! After hundreds of emails, phone calls, texts, here it finally is. I hope you dig it as much as I do, this was a real pleasure to put together!

You can purchase the compilation here and view a full track listing, click here.



The Shell Corporation announce North American tour w/ The Ghostwrite

California punk rockers The Shell Corporation have announced they will be hitting the road for a North American tour with The Ghostwrite in a couple of weeks.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations on the tour right here.

The Shell Corporation will release their upcoming album “Mandrake” sometime later this summer via Solidarity Recordings. The Ghostwrite last released an EP entitled “Personal Political,” which you can download for free right here, on May 2nd.