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The Penske File stream new track “Copper Sky”

Burly City natives The Penske File are streaming their latest song “Copper Sky”. No word yet on whether this is a part of a larger project, but coming off the heels of their 2018 masterpiece Salvation, one can only hope. The new track features that maple-coated vocal sound we’ve come to love, as well as the raw guitar sound that can only be acquired through some long, cold nights, floating through the endless misery of a Canadian winter.

Check out the new track below.

As mentioned above, The Penske File’s latest release was Salvation back in 2018. Unlike George Louis Costanza, The Penske File is definitely Penske material, so do yourself a favor and give them a listen.



Western Settings share ‘Spinning World’ from upcoming album

Having recently announced their upcoming new album, Western Settings, from San Diego, CA, have released another new song. ‘Spinning World’ is now streaming via Brooklyn Vegan. The album, ‘Another Year’, will be released September 6 via A-F Records and Gunner Records. The band head out on tour soon with The Penske File.

Check out ‘Spinning World’ and the tour dates below.



The Penske File get their van and all their gear stolen in Montreal

I really, really, really hate writing stories like this, and I’ve had to way too often.

The Penske File, who are incredibly nice dudes not to mention a juggernaut of a live band and whom we just saw lay waste to the Nick Alexander Stage at Frank Turner‘s Lost Evenings III last Friday, had their van stolen outside a club in Montreal yesterday. To make matters worse, all of the trio’s gear – and we do mean all of it – was inside the van when it was parked outside a club BEFORE the band’s performance at Pouzza Fest. Here’s the rundown of what was inside:

List of stolen stuff
– Gibson SG
– Fender Telecaster
– Fender Jazzbass
– Taylor Acoustic Guitar
– Vox AC30
– Fender guitar amp
– Traynor bass head 
– Custom UDrum Drum Kit
– Cymbals
– Snare
– Drum Hardware
– Guitar cables and pedal boards
– Banner
– 3 passports
– $500 USD cash
– Personal bags
– iPad

This is just about the worst case scenario for any band, let alone a band full of DIY road warriors. If you’re able to help, there’s a GoFundMe with some more information here.

The Penske File’s latest album, Salvation, was released last year on Stomp Records.

(CORRECTION: This story initially indicated that the fellas gear was stolen after their gig. This was incorrect, and the result of yours truly misreading a post on another band’s social media. This means that The Penske File had all their shit stolen BEFORE they played at Pouzza, and had to borrow all their gear and play a set under the weight of the fact that literally all of their shit got stolen. Bravo, fellas. Sorry for the error on the first draft.)



One Week ‘Til Manchester Punk Festival: An Interview With The Tree

It’s just one week until a few thousand punks descend on the northern UK city of Manchester for what has fast become an absolute festival-calendar highlight. Returning for its fifth and biggest edition yet, Manchester Punk Festival will play host to more than 130 bands spanning just about every sub-genre of punk.

The festival is the product of three of Manchester’s most-active purveyors of underground sounds – Moving North, Anarchistic Undertones, and TNS Records. Helping them is a vast team of volunteers drafted directly from the UK punk scene. Essentially, it’s about 10 massive DIY gigs running simultaneously, with hundreds of bands, that span three days. It’s fucking great.

With just a few tickets remaining, we put some questions to long promoter Ian “Tree” Robinson (of Manchester’s Anarchistic Undertones and Oasis tribute band-fame) to find out what goes in to putting on an underground slobber-knocker as grand in scale as that occurring next weekend. Below is the result of just that.

 



The Penske File announce European tour

Canada’s The Penske File have announced the dates for an upcoming tour of Europe.  They are touring in support of their album Salvation that came out in April via Stomp Records.  The tour kicks off in September and runs through early October.   See the tour dates below.



The Penske File release video for “Last Chance”

Canadian punk rock band The Penske File have released a new video for their song “Last Chance” off their most recent LP Salvation. Watch the video below.

Salvation was released in April via Stomp Records.



Red City Radio to tour with Pkew Pkew Pkew and The Penske File

OKC-based punk rock band Red City Radio is heading out on tour with Canadian punk rock bands Pkew Pkew Pkew and The Penske File this October. See the tour dates below.

Red City Radio recently released their EP Sky Tigers via Red Scare Industries. Pkew Pkew Pkew’s latest studio album was their 2016 self-titled LP while The Penske File’s latest was Salvation, released in April via Stomp Records.



The Penske File release video for “Golden Futures” from Bridge City Sessions

Ontario-based punk trio The Penske File recently recorded a session with Bridge City Sessions. The first video from that session has been released. “Golden Futures” comes from their recent Stomp Records release, Salvation, which was put out in April.

Watch the video below.



Thousand Islands Fest Announces Lineup

Thousand Islands Records have partnered up with Pouzza Fest to bring their second instalment of Thousand Islands Fest. It’s set to take place at Le Centre D’Art La Petite Eglise de Saint-Eustache near Montreal, QC on July 21st.

The event will benefit L’Écluse Des Laurentides, whose mission “is to help people who are socially disruptive or experiencing problems of social exclusion, isolation, poverty, marginalization or any other problem affecting their quality of life.”

You can check the whole lineup out below.



Album Review: The Penske File – “Salvation”

The Penske File don’t play folk punk, so much that they play punk for, well, folks.

You know, the riff-raff, people like you and me who work shitty jobs, earn what they can, and live their life under-the-radar. Blue collar, working class, salt-of-the-earth. Their new album Salvation is a refreshing reminder of what the genre can do with earnest earthiness. This is punk rock, electric and loud, made from a working class perspective that drops the cosplay and goes for the gut. There’s no posturing here, Salvation is authentic folk punk, whatever you want that to mean.

“Kamikaze Kids” opens the album with a catchy guitar line and an even more arresting opening lyric, “It’s nice to be here, and it’s cool to meet you, shaking off the dirt, that’s just something we do.” It underlines the resilience and pride inherent in their perspective while giving the kids something to shout along to. Some might take that as a throwaway compliment, but I think the song’s singability, as well as its accessibility, is actually a virtue destined to be taken for granted. It’s loud and proud and meant for the people, a piece of art composed to glue a group together with words that’ll feel good slipping from their lips. For me, that’s what a lot of this kind of music misses. The Penske File get that the roots of rootsy music is community.

And the songwriting is strong enough to cement a community. Sticky melodies, dramatic drum builds, and  tasty fretwork pop up all across Salvation. The Penske File are a talented band with excellent command over every stage of songwriting, from composition to arrangement to performance. “Lakeshore” shows some country influence, but it comes from an old well, one not often drank from. The big countrified harmonies evoke, but also transcend, Appalachian townships; hidden away from the modern world, not to be lionized, but real all the same. When the Penske File indulge in some of these more obvious folk affectations (the harmonica on “American Basements” deserves mention as well), they risk pushing themselves into a corner—or worse, an inevitable downward spiral that ends in a“Wagon Wheel” cover. Fortunately, the Penske File keep their music rooted in catchy punk rock, and the stylistic additions don’t feel like Salvation playing dress-up, but rather as a gap being bridged between two genres of commoner art.

Fans of the Penske File no doubt already know the band as formidable songwriters in a genre with an eternal hunger for songcraft. Salvation shines a spotlight on the common ground that is music, what we share between urban and rural. For the Penske File, rock ‘n roll is the new folk, and they treat punk rock as a springboard for communion, and from the path of communion, the Penske File bring salvation. 

 

4.5/5

 



The Penske File stream new album “Salvation”

Canadian punks The Penske File are streaming their new album, Salvation, in full. The album is officially out everywhere today via Stomp Records so head on below and stream it till your heart is content.

Salvation serves as a follow-up to 2017s Come What May EP.



First shot at The Penske File new music: “Last Chance”

In an era of trade wars and tariffs, the Great White North remains unafraid to export some truly good punk rock. The Penske File proudly crash over the boarder, guitars blazing and Kraft dinners aglow to ignite your stereo.

The Canadian punk rockers are streaming the new single “Last Chance” off their upcoming release Salvation, out April 8th on Stomp Records. The band previously released the EP Come What May back in October, 2017.

The new track is buoyant, raucous and infectious. It’s a great song to kick off your spring. Check it out below, and let us know what you think.



The Penske File announce North American tour

Burly City punks The Penske File have announced that they are going on a North American tour. The tour kicks off March 23rd and runs until mid May and they will be joined by Decent Criminal and Arms Aloft.

If you haven’t heard The Penske File you’re late to the party, these guys have a new album coming out April 6th and have been tearing it up around Ontario for several years now. They are finally starting to get the love they deserve. Having saw them live I’m telling you go see them, without a doubt one of the tightest band’s you’ve never heard of.

For a full list of tour dates check out below.



The Penske File (punk) announce new album “Salvation”, stream new song “Kamikaze Kids”

Canadian punks The Penske File have announced that on April 10th they’ll be releasing their new album, “Salvation” via Stomp Records in North America and Gunner Records in Europe. To get you properly pumped up they’ve premiered the new track “Kamikaze Kids”, which you can stream below.

“Salvation” will serve as a follow up to their ‘Come What May’ EP, which was released on October 6, 2017. The Penske File released their latest full-length LP ‘Burn Into The Earth’ in 2015.



The Penske File (Canada) announce winter EU tour

Canadian punks The Penske File have announced an EU tour that starts in mid-January and will run through early February.

The band will be promoting their latest album, “Burn Into the Earth,” which was on Stomp, AF, and Bearded Punk Records.

Check out the dates below!