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Kevin Bogart (folk, Boston) streams EP “Fireworks”

Former Trophy Lungs members have started a side project. Released under vocalist Kevin Bogart‘s name, the band are allowing fans to stream their debut EP, entitled Fireworks. Expect violins, harmonicas, and a whole lot of heart-felt strumming.

You can listen to Fireworks below, entirely for free. Check it out and show the group some support if you’re enjoying it.

Trophy Lungs (Boston) announce European tour with You Nervous? (Belgium)

Boston punk rockers Trophy Lungs have announced a two week European tour with Belgian skatepunkers You Nervous?.

The full list of dates can be viewed on the tour poster below.

State Line Records releases “Boston’s Burning – Vol. One” compilation (The Ducky Boys, Rebuilder, Trophy Lungs and more)

Pretty awesome new compilation is now available from the good folks (folk, really) at State Line Records. It’s called Boston’s Burning – Vol. 1, and it features a bunch of bands that call Boston’s underground scene home. Music from The Ducky Boys, Rebuilder, Trophy Lungs, The Warning Shots, Diablogato, The Old Edison, Blood Stained Brindle and a bunch more are included. And the best part? You can download it for whatever price you feel is right, though the disclaimer on the site actually encourages you to pay nothing. Who doesn’t like nothing?!?

Check out Boston’s Burning – Vol. 1 below!

DS Photo Gallery: The Falcon, The Scandals, The Lippies and Trophy Lungs, Cambridge, MA (3/31/16)

It didn’t make it into the interview we published a little over a month or so ago, but when The Falcon frontman Brendan Kelly and I were chatting about his band’s then-anticipated run of US tour dates and yours truly mentioned that he would be at the Cambridge/Boston stop, the inimitable Kelly remarked in his inimitably tongue-planted-firmly-in-cheek style: “that’s the first night of tour…that’s going to be the real dick-in-the-mud show!”

And so it was with those comically tempered expectations that the presently solidified  incarnation of the at times historically fluid four piece “supergroup” lineup (we’re allowed to call Brendan Kelly, Dan Andriano, Neil Hennessy and new recruit Dave Hause a supergroup, right? That meets the criteria?) strode to the stage of the upstairs room at the legendary Middle East club in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to begin their first run of non-Chicago shows. What followed, though, was a performance that was anything close to worthy of the “dick-in-the-mud” label that Kelly predicted.

Anchored by the criminally underrated backbone (can you use “anchor” and “backbone” in the same descriptor for a drummer or is that lazy? It’s lazy, right?) that is Neil Hennessy on drums, Kelly and his wingmen ripped through an impressively lengthy setlist (18-ish songs by this writer’s count) that covered all of the band’s releases, paying particularly close attention to the brand-spankin’-new Gather Up The Chaps (released March 18th on Red Scare Industries). There was a certain amount of depravity and comic relief, to be sure; it’s punk rock and it’s The Falcon after all, so not taking one’s self to seriously is written in to the job description. (One particularly comedic between-song exchange found Andriano mocking Hause’s customized denim jacket, to which Hause returned fire with a comment about taking fashion advice from a guy who dressed like a bat for fifteen years.) And though the music is occasionally designed to sound a bit like a multi-car pileup at freeway speeds, the sheer number of years of professional musicianship on stage kept the tempo up and the melodies tight and kept matters from hurling themselves too far into the abyss. It’s worth noting that watching The Falcon live, one could easily be fooled into thinking that the project had been doing this together for quite some time. It’s also worth noting that they seemed to be having enough fun that maybe, just maybe, the problem will remain a fairly regular project going forward. (Also, as a bit of a related aside, Hause, who has made a career out of crafting tight, catchy rhythms and personal, heartfelt lyrics absolutely shreds on guitar, applying layer after layer of tone and texture to the milieu; seriously…who knew?)

Direct support on the evening came by way of The Scandals, who, in spite of hailing from New Jersey, continually receive a hometown welcome in the greater Boston area. Jared Hart and his cronies (drummer Paulie Yaremko, for what it’s worth, is single-handedly this writer’s favorite drummer to photograph) wasted little time and energy with small talk and banter, however, and filled their half-hour-ish set with their group singalong-heavy brand of street punk. It really is genuinely impressive to watch a non-hometown band fill an opening slot at a sold out show with such a high level of uptempo audience participation (including a guest spot from Burning Streets’ Drew Juliano who took Hart’s guitar so the latter could launch himself into the audience himself).

Grand Rapids-based four-piece, and Falcon Red Scare labelmates The Lippies were second out of the gate on the evening. Led by frontwoman Tonia Broucek, the self-described feminist pop punk act served as a bit of a welcome change of pace on the evening, with a style that has drawn obvious comparisons to such influential bands like The Avengers and mid-90s riot grrrl acts like Bikini Kill. Sadly, for time reasons that were not of their own making, the band’s set got cut one song short at the last minute in unfortunate anticlimactic fashion.

Boston’s own Trophy Lungs kicked the evening off, and if you’re going to look for a Boston-area melodic punk band to kick off a show for a national touring act, you could do a hell of a lot worse than the now four-piece band (drummer Brendan Guerin and co-frontmen Kevin Bogart and Kelly McGuire are now joined by second guitarist Dave Isolender, playing only his second show with the band on this particular evening). It’s been fun to watch the buzz build for these dudes, who finally put out their debut full length, Day Jobs, toward the end of last year, and continue to garner positive acclaim, based in large part on their tight, high-energy live show.

Head below to check out our photo album from the legitimately memorable evening.


Trophy Lungs announce CD release of “Day Jobs”

Trophy Lungs released their stellar album Day Jobs a month ago on vinyl and digital formats a month ago through Antique Records. The Boston-based pop punk trio have now teamed up with the dudes at Bearded Punk Records for an exclusive CD release of the album.

Click here to get your own copy; be advised that it’s a European site, but if you contact the email address that pops up in the order window, they’ll gladly ship to the United States. Jump on this one, since Day Jobs isn’t actually being released on CD stateside!

Trophy Lungs streaming new album “Day Jobs”

Boston pop-punk trio Trophy Lungs are streaming their new album “Day Jobs” in full.

You can check it out here.

The band’s new debut album, Day Jobs. The album came out October 16th via Antique Records. Grab a copy right here.


Trophy Lungs debut music video – “Bathroom Graffiti”

Boston pop-punk trio Trophy Lungs have a brand new music video out for their song, “Bathroom Graffiti”, and you can watch it below.

The track is off the band’s upcoming debut album, Day Jobs. The album is due out October 16th via Antique Records. Grab a copy right here.



Trophy Lungs finalize Midwest US tour dates

Boston pop-punk band Trophy Lungs have finalized the early fall Midwest tour plans that they hinted about in our recent chat with the band. The run starts in Brooklyn on September 18th and circles back to Albany on September 30th (with a homecoming show on October 1st to officially close things out), with stops in places like North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan and Illinois along the way. Head below for the full rundown.

Trophy Lungs’ are slated to release their debut album, “Day Jobs,” on September 18th via Antique Records.

Two Fisted Law, The Turbo ACs, Trophy Lungs & more added to Upstart Fest 2015 lineup

Two Fisted Law, The Turbo ACs, Trophy Lungs, American Television, Ray’s Occult, Hopeless Otis, and Enziguri have been added to this year’s Upstart Fest lineup. Previously announced performers include Avenue RockersCry Havoc!Two Man Advantage, Posers, Hudson FalconsOC45Lost in SocietyA Minor Revolution, Legally Fucked, Kyle TrocollaThe VibratorsThe Obvious, InCircles, and Iron Chin.

The tour runs between Portland, ME and Baltimore, MD in late September/early October. You can check out the full list of dates and locations here and we’ll be sure to keep you updated as more bands are announced.

Interview: Kevin Bogart of Trophy Lungs talks about tour, new album, and nicknames


Boston’s Trophy Lungs has a big fall ahead of them, with an upcoming tour of the Midwest and a new album coming out on Antique Records.  I recently got to catch up with singer/guitarist Kevin Bogart to ask him all about the band and what they’ve got on the horizon.  You can read it all below.

The band’s latest release, Day Jobs, will be released on September 18th.  If you want to get in line early, you can pre-order the vinyl here.

Trophy Lungs stream new song “Books And Statues”

Boston pop-punk band Trophy Lungs are streaming a new song of their upcoming debut album Day Jobs.  The song is called “Books And Statue,” and you can give it a listen here.

Day Jobs is set to be released on September 18th via Antique Records.

Trophy Lungs detail new album, stream new song

Boston pop-punk band Trophy Lungs have released some more details on their upcoming debut album Day Jobs.  The album art can be seen to the left and the track list is below.

The band is also streaming the first song from the album.  You can listen to “Bathroom Graffiti” here.

Day Jobs is set to be released on September 18th via Antique Records.

Trophy Lungs announce Northeast/Canada tour

It’s a busy news week for Boston pop-punk band Trophy Lungs. Just yesterday we announced their signing to Antique Records, and today the band shared a set of tour dates for the Northeast and Canada. They’ll will be playing sets with Warm Needles, Fucko, and After The Fall.

Trophy Lungs is set to release their upcoming debut album, Day Jobs, sometime this Spring. Look out for a sample of the album later this week, and check out those tour dates and a few of their show posters below.

Antique Records releases teaser video of 2015 releases

Boston’s Antique Records recently signed 3 new acts, and they want you to know all about them in this teaser/sampler video.   The label, which has previously put out reissues of already-existing albums, will be releasing brand-new albums this year from acts such as Sledding With Tigers, Bobby Meader MusicWell Kept Things, and Trophy Lungs.

The video is just a teaser of things to come from Antique Records in 2015, so check back here for release dates and more info.

Trophy Lungs announces signing to Antique Records; prepares for debut album

Boston pop-punk band Trophy Lungs has just announced their signing to Antique Records. The label will be handling the release of the bands’ upcoming debut album, “Day Jobs”, which is expected for release this Spring.

Here’s what the band had to say about the signing,

We couldn’t be more stoked to be a part of Antique Records. Over the past year we’ve put our entire lives into Day Jobs and we’re incredibly excited to release a record that comes from the heart of the working class. This record would of never happened without the support of our scene, and this band would be nothing without our friends so thank you.

Stay tuned for more updates as they become available, including a little sample from the upcoming album later this week!