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Brian Fallon streams new song “A Wonderful Life” off upcoming album ‘Painkillers’

Brian Fallon (You know, the frontman of The Gaslight AnthemThe Horrible Crowes, and Molly and the Zombies) has released a stream a new song titled “A Wonderful Life.” The song is the first single released from Fallon’s highly anticipated solo LP, Painkillers. Backing Fallon on this track are Molly and the Zombies bassist Catherine Popper, Mark Zepro (Ben Kweller Band) on drums, and Butch Walker (who also acted as producer) on guitar.

You can give “A Wonderful Life” a listen here.

Painkillers will be released on March 11, 2016 through Island Records.



Lower than Atlantis release new album, “Black Edition”

British punks Lower Than Atlantis have released their new album Black Edition today, and you can buy the album here.

The band chose to re-release their entire self-titled album, so the new release is actually 2 discs, which also includes 15 bonus tracks, plus a couple of live versions and covers.  You can find the track listing for Black Edition below.



Brian Fallon talks about ‘Painkillers’

As you may have heard, Brian Fallon (You know, the frontman of The Gaslight Anthem, The Horrible Crowes, and Molly and the Zombies) has a solo LP, Painkillers, in the works. Fallon recently sat down with Kerrang and revealed a few details on the project, including who played on the album and what kinds of sounds to expect on the album:

“I’m not playing everything – we have a guy named Mark Stepro playing drums, I’m doing a lot of the guitars, Butch is doing a lot of the guitars, Cat Popper is coming in to play bass. And I think friends of ours are just going to pop in that are in the area! But the bulk of it is Mark playing the drums, and me and Butch doing everything else.”

“It’s tough to use words to describe music, but everything starts out with drums, bass and an acoustic guitar. […] I’m kind of tapping into my upbringing early on with American folk music and American rock’n’roll music from before the ‘70s – before rock became like, ‘ROCK AND ROLL!’ It’s song-based, really.”

You can read the full interview here.

The Gaslight Anthem announced over the summer that theywill be going on an indefinite hiatus, but if you still want to get your fill of Fallon’s soulful melodies, you can catch him on tour through the month of January; dates are here.



Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) announces solo LP, Tour

Brian Fallon, the (former?) frontman of The Gaslight Anthem, has announced a solo LP in the works! The LP is called “Painkillers” and is set to drop sometime in early 2016; we will keep you posted.

Though this is Fallon’s first solo project, it is not his first side project. He has spent some time touring with The Horrible Crowes and Molly & The Zombies in recent years.

The Gaslight Anthem announced over the summer that they will be going on an indefinite hiatus following their latest European tour, but if you still want to get your fill of melodic punk you can catch Brian Fallon on tour through the month of January; dates are below



Sum 41 to headline next year’s “Kerrang Tour”

Canadian pop-punk legends Sum 41 have announced they will be headlining the “Kerrang Tour”, which will take place in February and include only UK shows. The dates and locations are in the poster above.

Sum 41 launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the release of a follow-up to 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder last July. It will be the band’s first album with Dave “Brownsound” Baksh on guitar since 2004’s Chuck, and their first release with Darrin Pfeiffer from Goldfinger on drums.



Lower Than Atlantis release video for “Get Over It”

Lower Than Atlantis have released a video for their song “Get Over It” and you can watch it here.

“Get Over It” appears on Lower Than Atlantis’ self-titled album, which was released on October 6, 2014.



Brian Fallon demoing debut solo album

Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) at House of Blues – Boston

Well that didn’t take long…

According to the latest post on Brian Fallon’s recently rekindled Instagram account, the (former?) Gaslight Anthem frontman is hard at work demoing material for what will apparently become his debut solo album.

Fans of the band will recall that TGA recently announced an indefinite hiatus that went into effect upon completion of their latest European tour. Fans with particularly long memories will recall that Fallon has previously announced plans to work on a solo release, only to regroup his Gaslight compadres. Something tells us this one will come to fruition, though. Stay tuned!



Watch: The Gaslight Anthem and Frank Turner perform “Great Expectations” last night in London

The Gaslight Anthem: Alex R., Brian, Benny, Ian, Baby Wade and Alex L.

Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem are wrapping up the tail end of their pre-hiatus run of shows across the Atlantic Ocean.  They band played their last headline set at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night, and were joined onstage by the great, and unexpectedly tall, Frank Turner for a slow-burn rendition of TGA’s song “Great Expectations.” Watch the video below.

Fans of the band will remember that they almost pulled the plug a couple of years ago prior to the recording of their latest album, “Get Hurt,” which was released in August 2014 on Island Records. Their last US show was in Bridgeport, CT, last month, effectively guaranteeing that the hiatus won’t be a permanent thing…



Deryck Whibley talks about Sum 41’s reunion with Dave “Brownsound” Baksh

In light of the announcement that Darrin Pfeiffer from Goldfinger had joined Sum 41 as their new drummer, frontman Deryck Whibley spoke to Alternative Press about the band’s reunion with original guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh, who left in 2006, but rejoined last month. He says:

“It definitely feels like that. And it just feels really good. [It feels] right, that’s what the word for me is. It feels right, because it happened naturally. There were no meetings about “How should we do this? What would we do on the next record? What’s going to be different about us?” It was just like, “Okay, this is happening. These opportunities are presenting themselves.” Either you can roll with it, or not. And it just felt too good to not.”

Sum 41 launched a crowdfunding campaign to support the release of a follow-up to 2011’s Screaming Bloody Murder last month. It will be the band’s first album with Brownsound on guitar since 2004’s Chuck, and their first release with Darrin Pfeiffer on drums.



The Gaslight Anthem announce pending hiatus

Unfortunate, though not exactly unexpected, news from The Gaslight Anthem camp today.

In a post on their Facebook page, the band announced today that they’re taking a break from being a band upon completion of their upcoming European tour. Here’s the statement in full:

Hello all!
We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We’re all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we’d like to step away from the band until we decide what we’d like to do next.

We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record. We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our band for the last eight years and we’ll see you down the road!

With love and respect,
Brian, Benny, Alex and Alex.

Fans of the band will remember that they almost pulled the plug a couple of years ago prior to the recording of their latest album, “Get Hurt,” which was released in August 2014 on Island Records. Perhaps the album wasn’t quite the shot in the arm the foursome (plus Ian) were hoping it would be. In any event, we’ll keep you posted on any new projects from the guys (new Horrible Crowes? new Bottomfeeder?) as it becomes available.



Sum 41 on their reunion with Dave “Brownsound” Baksh

Last week, we reported that Sum 41 had reunited with their original guitarist Dave “Brownsound” Baksh, who left the band in 2006. On Facebook, the band was asked if Baksh has rejoined Sum 41 on a permanent basis and will appear on their long-awaited new album. Their response was that “all options are open right now” and “there’s no yes or no answer to that.”

Sum 41 released their last album, Screaming Bloody Murder, in 2011 through Island Records. Their last album with Baksh on guitar was 2004’s Chuck.



Brian Fallon performs “Honey Magnolia” and “Steven McQueen” at Newport Folk Festival

Over the weekend, The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon stopped by the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island and performed some of his sweet soulful music.

Fallon unleashed on the world two new songs entitled “Honey Magnolia” and “Steven McQueen”, which you can listen to below.

Fallon’s latest release with The Gaslight Anthem was the band’s August 2014 full-length, “Get Hurt”, which was released through Island Records.



Sum 41 launch crowdfunding campaign for new album

After a few years of some line-up changes and health issues, Sum 41 are finally ready to get back in action. The band has started a PledgeMusic campaign to help them fund the new album, with plenty of perks for fans to choose. Here’s a snippet of what the band has to say about the project:

“Words can’t describe how good it feels to be back, so I’ll just let the music do that instead. It’s been a crazy few years for all of us in one way or another, but with this much needed break and a new lease on life Sum 41 is back and stronger and more excited than we have been in a long time. It’s time to make a fucking great record!”

You can find out more about the campaign right here.

Sum 41 released their last album, Screaming Bloody Murder, in 2011 through Island Records.



Deryck Whibley and The Happiness Machines announce California shows, playing Sum 41 songs

Apparently Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has a side-project called ‘Deryck Whibley and The Happiness Machines’ now, and they are going to be playing a short run of club shows in California early next month. All the promotional materials say the band will be “playing Sum 41 songs,” but based on the fact that this isn’t being branded as a Sum 41 tour, I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess Jason McCaslin and Tom Thacker aren’t in the mix.

Either way, these will be Deryck Whibley’s first on-stage appearances since his recovery from alcoholism, so if you’re interested in seeing him and a couple random dudes playing Sum 41 songs, you can find more info on when and where that will be happening below.

Sum 41 released their last album Screaming Bloody Murder in 2011 through Island Records. They have been working on a new record as of late, in addition to searching for someone to take the place of drummer Steve Jocz, who parted ways with the band two years ago.



Lower Than Atlantis announce headline UK tour

UK punk/hardcore band Lower Than Atlantis have announced that they will be going on a headlining tour of the UK in December of this year. The tour is scheduled for 7 dates including appearances at Slam Dunk and Radio 1’s Big Weekend. This run of shows will be the group’s final round of dates in support of their 2014 self titled album – their most successful release to date. Supporting bands and full lineups remain unknown but for now, check out the list of dates as well as a statement from singer Mike Duce below. Tickets for this tour will go on a pre-sale this Wednesday, May 27th at 9AM and to the general public on Friday, May 29th at 9AM.

Lower Than Atlantis was released in 2014 via Sony Music Entertainment and served as a follow-up to their 2012 album Changing Tune, which was released on Island Records.