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Swingin’ Utters talk new album, give away download of “Kick It Over”

The Greatest Rock Show Ever recently caught up with Darius Koski of the Swingin’ Utters and asked him a few questions about “Here Under Protest” and how growing up has affected the band as musicians. You can watch the interview here.

The band is also giving away a free download of “Kick It Over,” a track from “Here Under Protest.” You can download it here.

“Here Under Protest” released in April via Fat Wreck Chords.



Swingin Utters anounce U.S. tour with Reverend Horton Heat, offering free song download

Seminal punk band, Swingin’ Utters, have announced a U.S. tour with The Reverend Horton Heat.

You can check out the dates and locations here.

In addition, the band is offering a free download of their song “Kick it Over” here. The song appears on “Here Under Protest” which was released April 26th via Fat Wreck Chords.



Free song download: Swingin’ Utters – “Taking The Long Way Home”

You can snag yourself a free download of “Taking The Long Way Home,” a track off the new Swingin’ Utters album “Here Under Protest” right here.  While you’re there you can read a track by track breakdown of the album.

“Here Under Protest” was released April 26th via Fat Wreck Chords.



Swingin’ Utters announce U.S. tour dates with Have Nots

Seminal punk band, Swingin’ Utters, have announced a handful June tour dates with Boston ska/punk outfit Have Nots. You can check out those tour dates here.

Swingin’ Utters released “Here, Under Protest” on April 26th via Fat Wreck Chords, while Have Nots released their latest album, “Proud,” earlier this month via Paper + Plastick.



Swingin’ Utters headed to Europe in the Fall

Swingin’ Utters, hot off the release of their latest effort “Here, Under Protest” have announced a run of dates in Europe this fall starting in September.

You can check the dates here to see if they are coming through your town.  As previously announced, the band will also be touring the US of A this summer and you can find the details here.

“Here, Under Protest” was released April 26 on Fat Wreck Chords.  Read our full review of the long awaited album on Dying Scene.



Swingin’ Utters streaming full album “Here, Under Protest”

This has gotta be my favorite news of the day!  San Francisco’s longstanding punk rock heroes the Swingin’ Utters are now offering a full album stream of their new record “Here, Under Protest”.  Do yourself a big favor and go listen to it!

Once you’ve had a chance to listen to the album, you can also check out a Dying Scene review of it right here.

“Here, Under Protest” is the first full length album from the Swingin’ Utters in eight years!  Comprised of 14 songs in total, the album will be released tomorrow, April 26th, on Fat Wreck Chords.



Album Review: Swingin’ Utters – “Here, Under Protest”

For the past 20 years Fat Wreck has been the premier punk label. Sure Epitaph was great and Nitro had its moments, but the house that Fat Mike built has remained at the top. The “classic” Fat bands include names such as Lagwagon, Propaghandi, No Use for a Name, and Swingin’ Utters. Over the last few years these bands have either left or become a lot less active than they were in their heyday, and a new wave of bands like Teenage Bottlerocket, the Flatliners, and Cobra Skulls have started taking the spotlight (and deservedly so). Every so often, though, one of the classic bands awakens to deliver something that schools even the best of these newer bands. The Utters’ “Here, Under Protest” does just that.

Eight years is a long time. It’s the amount of time that we waited for George W. Bush to leave office, it’s how many years you’ve been in college still trying to figure out what you wanna do, and it’s how many years it took me to learn how to do laundry properly (laziness played into this a lot) . It’s also the length of time that has elapsed since Swingin’ Utters put out a studio album. The previous mentioned classic Fat bands were the ones that I grew up with and loved, so I get a little extra excited when there is some activity from one of these staples.

In this writer’s opinion, Swingin’ Utters have been the best band on Fat for years now. The gap of eight years between records has been noticeable: I believe the Utters knew this next one had to be great to keep the long-waiting fans happy. What they came up with is one of the best records that Fat Wreck has ever put out.

The album starts off blazing with the track “Brand New Lungs.” As soon as the first few chords are struck you know you’ve found something special. An uplifting song about not looking to the past and getting your shit together and giving yourself a fresh start. The following track, “Take The Long Way Home,” is among the best songs the Utters have ever made. Super catchy, perfect melodies and the dueling vocals of Mr. Johnny Peebucks and guitarist Darius Koski. Other highlight tracks include “Reds And Blues And Beggars,” the Beatles-inspired “Bent Collector of 1,000 Limbs,” and the pit starting “Give It All To The Man.” There isnt a weak track on this album: it’s one of those rare records that you can listen all the way through and not get bored. Seventeen tracks of punk rock perfection.

“Here, Under Protest” wields strong country, bluegrass and even blues influences, all wrapped up in the unique UK77-meets-classic-90s-Fat sound that the Utters have honed over the years. Singer Johnny Peebucks has one of the most distinctive voices in punk rock: rasp meets sincerity, the perfect sound of optimism while still being pissed off. The band is tight. Darius Koski is one of the most talented guitarists in punk rock and shines on this album. Though Spike Slawson is perhaps better known for his singing with Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, his bass playing is impeccable.

This record will be on many best of 2011 lists and will likely be the best that Fat releases this year (assuming Lagwagon doesn’t have a gem like this waiting). The mixture of genres and heartfelt lyrics give this album staying power. I can see looking back on this in a decade like I do with a classic like 1998’s “Five Lessons Learned.” Swingin’ Utters make the type of music that avoids the current trends of the punk rock scene yet always stays relevant. Here’s to another eight years. Maybe I’ll learn to cook by the time we get the next album. “Here, Under Protest” is beef burgers.



Late-night shows announced for Punk Rock Bowling weekend

If you’re going to Punk Rock Bowling and looking for something to do in the evenings after the festival, there will be a bunch of shows in downtown Vegas. Fishbone, Guttermouth, Buck-O-Nine, Swingin’ Utters, Skatalites, Cobra Skulls, and a whole lot more awesome bands will be playing. Check out the list here.

PRB takes place Memorial Day Weekend, May 27th through the 30th, in Downtown Las Vegas, Nevada.  Head on over to the official event website for all the details you could ask for.



Swingin’ Utters perform on Daytrotter Sessions

Folk-punkers Swingin’ Utters recently performed their songs “Brand New Lungs,” “Taking The Long Way,” “Five Lessons Learned” and “Windspitting Punk” on Daytrotter Sessions.

You can check it out here.

The band’s new album Here, Under Protest is due out April 26, 2011.



Swingin’ Utters unveil track list for new album

Seminal punk band, Swingin’ Utters, have released the track list for their upcoming release, Here Under Protest. Check it out here.

Here Under Protest comes out April 26th, 2011 on Fat Wreck Chords. The album will be a follow-up to “Taking the Long Way” which was released last November.



Swingin’ Utters announce West Coast tour with The Reverend Horton Heat

Seminal punk band, Swingin’ Utters, have announced West Coast tour dates with The Reverend Horton Heat.

Click here for dates and locations.

Swingin’ Utters will  release their new album “Here Under Protest” on April 26th.



Swingin Utters announce new album “Here, Under Protest”

Seminal punk band, Swingin’ Utters, have announced that their new album “Here, Under Protest” will be released on April 26th, 2011.

Mixing is winding down… going to mastering soon. release date is April 26.”

The album will be a follow-up to “Taking the Long Way” which was released last November on Fat Wreck Chords.



Swingin’ Utters streaming entire new EP “Taking The Long Way”

Seminal punk band, Swingin’ Utters, are streaming all 3 songs from their brand new digital 7-inch “Taking the Long Way” on their MySpace page.

The album was released November 23rd on Fat Wreck Chords and features two songs from their upcoming full length and one exclusive to the 7”.



Swingin Utters releasing digital 7-inch “Long Way Home”

Seminal punk band, Swingin’ Utters, will release a new 7” titled “Taking the Long Way”November 23rd on Fat Wreck Chords; featuring two songs from their upcoming full length and one exclusive to the 7”.

The 7” will be available digitally and for a limited time on color vinyl so stay tuned for our pre-order announcement. Take a peek at the art work below designed by singer, Johnny Bonnel! <=



“Music 4 Cancer” compilation details announced, streaming sampler tracks

“Music 4 Cancer: the cause” is shaping up to be a really sick compilation album.  Details have been slowly surfacing and more will surely come but it looks like the contributors have more or less been settled.  The release will contain 1 acoustic CD and 1 punk/ska CD with unreleased or rare tracks from the likes of Less Than Jake, Swingin’ Utters, Bigwig, Hot Water Music, The Black Pacific, Millencolin, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Tony Sly (No Use For A Name), Joey Cape (Lagwagon), Jason Devore (Authority Zero) and a bunch more.  Just check out the full list here.

You can also stream a sampler for each disc on the band’s MySpace page.

Music 4 Cancer is a non-profit organization. All the profits of the sell of the Comp Albums will be given to The Canadian Cancer Society.