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Lit confirm artwork and track listing for “The View from the Bottom”

Lit have revealed the the cover art and the track listing to their long-awaited new studio album The View from the Bottom. The track listing can be found here, while the artwork can be seen above.

The View from the Bottom drops on June 19th through Megaforce Records and is the follow-up to their 2004 self-titled album. In case you missed out, Lit already streamed a song from the new record called “Same Shit, Different Drink” and you’re welcome to check it out here as well as their new single “You Tonight” at this location.

In order to promote The View from the Bottom, Lit will spend the summer touring with ’90s bands such as Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground. All the dates can be found here.



Show Review: Bad Brains – Brooklyn, New York (4/18/12)

Recently the legendary Bad Brains played two sold out nights in New York City to thrilled fans. The spirit of real music was alive and well at the Brooklyn show I attended, a great reminder of why sociological rock rooted in PMA is so vital for America and the world today.  Seeing them able to tour one night with H20 and another night with GZA reminds you of the scope of their influence as pioneering black musicians and what many consider THE first hardcore band. They even still give love to younger bands as witnessed by bassist Darryl Jenifer taking the amazing act Birdhand under his wing.

I knew I had to write a review for Dying Scene.  To read it click here.



Lit stream another new song “You Tonight”

Lit are streaming another new song from their upcoming album The View from the Bottom. This time it’s “You Tonight”, and you can stream it on their website.

The View from the Bottom drops on June 19th through Megaforce Records and is the follow-up to their 2004 self-titled album. In case you missed out, Lit already streamed a song from the new record called “Same Shit, Different Drink” and you’re welcome to check it out here.

In order to promote The View from the Bottom, Lit will spend the summer touring with ’90s bands such as Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground. All the dates can be found here. As of late, the band is embarking on their own tour, which wraps up in two weeks.



Video: Lyrics to Lit’s new song, “Same Shit, Different Drink”

Recently, we introduced you to the new song by California rockers Lit.  Well now, you can check out the lyrics to “Same Shit, Different Drink” by checking out the video here.

Here’s what Lit lead singer A. Jay Popoff says about the new track:

[It’s] sort of like part two of “My Own Worst Enemy.” It’s a drinking song and it’s signature Lit.

The song is off Lit’s newest album, “The View From The Bottom”.  It’ll be released by Megaforce Records on June 19th .  And this’ll be the guys first album in 8 YEARS, since they decided to take a hiatus.



Lit streams new song “Same Shit, Different Drink”

Fullerton pop-punk / rock act, Lit, are streaming a brand new song titled “Same Shit, Different Drink”. The band states that they “wanted a drinking song that would be a cool party anthem”.

The song will be featured on Lit’s upcoming album, “The View from the Bottom”, which is being produced by Butch Walker and will be their first release since their 2004 self-titled album.

Click here to check out “Same Shit, Different Drink”.

“The View from the Bottom” will be released on June 19, 2012 through Megaforce Records.



Ska isn’t dead, it’s homicidal: band member pulls gun after nobody shows up to gig

I refuse to label this story with a ska pun, but I’m sure you can think of some great ones.

Two touring ska bands, Longbeach Rehab Band (California, feat. members of Smash Mouth, yes, THIS Smash Mouth, Bad Brains, and White Zombie) and The Sindicate (Oregon) got themselves in a little bit of what I’ll just call a “tussle,” however I’m sure others would prefer to describe it as a “felony.” The following incident occurred at The Funhouse in Seattle.

The police report omits identities, so it is unclear which band started what. On April 11th, the suspect’s band refused to play a show due to low turnout. After the show the bands were loading up, and the members of both bands (except the suspect) were having a chat about the suspect’s sh*tty behavior. When he emerged from the venue to see both bands talking about him, the suspect shouted a racial slur at the victim, and grabbed and loaded a gun from his RV. His band then grabbed him and drove away.

Looks like someone’s one their way to becoming Phil Spector!



Bad Brains announce SXSW showtimes for their documentary

Punk legends Bad Brains will be premiering a new documentary, “Band in DC,” at South by Southwest next month. The band announced the show times for the film on their Facebook page. Check them out here.

After SXSW, the band will be heading out on a short East Coast tour with H2O and GZA, which you can read about here. Their last record, “Build a Nation”, came out in 2007 on Megaforce Records.



Bad Brains announce mini-East Coast tour in April

Hardcore legends and rasta men Bad Brains have announced four shows on the East Coast this April, with support from H2O and GZA. Check out the tour poster here for the dates.

The band’s last record, “Build a Nation”, came out in 2007 on Megaforce Records.



Bad Brains documentary to be premiered at SXSW 2012 Film festival next month

It has been announced that “Band in D.C.”, the upcoming documentary on the legendary hardcore punk band Bad Brains, will begin premiering at the SXSW 2012 Film festival next month. The documentary was directed by Mandy Stein and Benjamen Logan and you can check out a teaser of it here.

In regards to the documentary, SXSW wrote:

“Bad Brains are one of the most important and influential American bands still working today. They melded punk and reggae into an innovative style that has yet to be copied. Their impact and influence can be heard in groups like Beastie Boys, No Doubt, Nirvana, Jane’s Addiction and countless more. Despite the troubles of an eccentric front man they have stayed together for 30 years without ever reaching the level of success so many think they deserve. Using rare archival footage and original comic illustrations the film re-constructs Bad Brains’ rich and complicated history.”

Almost exactly a year ago, Bad Brains began work on a new album that was supposed to be released last summer, but never arrived. When more information surfaces (including the title, release date, artwork, etc.), we’ll post it here. The band’s last record, Build a Nation, came out in 2007 on Megaforce Records.



Music Video: A Punk Charlie Brown Christmas

This video just popped up on the Facebook wall of punk vets Angry Samoans.

The clip is of a Charlie Brown Christmas special  with the Bad Brains‘ song, “Pay To Cum” dubbed over the original.

Check it out.



Bad Brains announce US tour dates

Punk legends Bad Brains have announced a handful of tour dates in the southeast US in September. Check them out here.

There had been word of a new album dropping this summer, but we still haven’t heard an official release date. When we have more info we’ll let you know. The band’s last record, “Build a Nation,” came out in 2007 on Megaforce Records.



Bad Brains announce three US shows

Fresh off their SXSW performance, legendary punks Bad Brains will be playing a few U.S. shows in April. Check here for the locations.

The group is also planning to release a new album this summer. The band’s last record, Build a Nation, came out in 2007 on Megaforce Records.



Bad Brains working on new album to come out this year

The legendary Bad Brains are working on a new album.

In addition to their appearance at SXSW on March 16, the band has been holed up in New York working on new material.

No official detail about a name or release date are available yet, but the record is supposed to drop some time in 2011 – likely in the summer – on Megaforce Records.

The band’s last album, Build a Nation, came out in 2007, also on Megaforce.



Interview: Blank TV talks with HR of Bad Brains (more like HR talks to himself)

Since Bad Brains‘ formation in the mid-late 70s as Mind Power, the band has released eight studio and four live albums, toured extensively, and has cemented themselves in punk rock’s iconic history. But, do you think you know Bad Brains? Sure, we’ve all rocked out to Banned in DC or Pay to Cum, but do we really know Bad Brains? I resolve…no.

However, we can get little snippets into the life of the lead singer HR in this most recent with our friends over at BlankTV. Interviewer Joel courageously gets in a room with HR to discuss such topics as the origins of the group, rumors on the actual production of Sacred Love, HR’s run-ins with the law, the band’s views on homophobia,  and much more. This edge-of-your-seat interview is capped off with HR performing an acoustic song entitled, We Belong Together. Watch the entire interview here.

Bad Brains currently has a couple of tour dates scheduled, so head here to find out more info on dates and locations.