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TSOL release video for cover of Amerie’s “1 Thing”

Southern California punk legends TSOL have released a video for their surprising cover of Amerie’s 2005 hit “1 Thing”. Frontman Jack Grisham says, “I like go-go music and soul and anything that really moves. I first heard Amerie’s “1 Thing” in 2005, when it was released. Fucking infectious man, the way that groove keeps rolling, and she’s such a great vocalist. The lyrics were your basic relationship trip but then it hit me, this isn’t just a song about some dude, these lyrics read like a song to a system or a government that’d been up to no good. When she sang, “memories keep ringing bells” I was thinking of the state of our union today, the turmoil in our society, and where we’d been before—I was musing on our involvement in the Middle East, Latin America, Vietnam. I was thinking about the dirty deeds that this nation had been up to and then she sang, “why don’t you just admit it” and I realized that no one in power, not in this country, was ever gonna admit that we were wrong.”

You can check out the rousing cover below as well as some tour dates.

The new song will be available on 12″ single. This is the first new music from TSOL since the release of Live At The Observatory last year. You can order the upcoming single here.



DS Exclusive: Zen man saves stories for stage, an interview with T.S.O.L. front man, Jack Grisham

Photo by: Danielle Nicol

 My best buds and absolute American heroes in Noogy just ended a 6-day Texas stretch with legendary punk band, T.S.O.L., who is currently on tour promoting their 2017 release, The Trigger Complex. I hit Andre (Noogy) up wondering if it would be at all possible to set up an interview with the man who has become one of my idols – novelist, singer, and American demon – Jack Grisham. He and Anthony hit me back a few nights later from San Antonio, in between sets of rocking out with Piňata Protest and Dead 77, to let me know it was on. I was already planning to roadie the show at Three Links (Dallas), and the conceptualization of this conversation began to dawn on me. Did you read the book? (American Demon) Jack Grisham’s nuts! I knew right away that we were going to be best friends. Read that story below. [short read: 1 minute/ long read: 20 minutes]



The Offspring/Social D to headline Surf City Blitz, motorcycle racing

“This is an incredible line-up of bands over two days, and combined with Roland Sand’s Moto Beach Classic, this is going to be an awesome show…To be a part of an event like this that’s never been done before is pretty cool. It’s going to be a lot of fun.”

These words from legendary Social Distortion front man Mike Ness, and honestly I couldn’t have said it better myself. This event looks absolutely epic, with two days of kickass bands on the beach including Bad Religion, Rancid, TSOL, Suicidal Tendencies and more… combined with a dirt track right on the sand for drag racing…

The Offspring‘s Dexter Holland “Can’t wait to hang out on the beach with some of our SoCal punk friends and idols when we play Surf City Blitz.”

If you’re going to be anywhere around Huntington State Beach October 27 and 28 then you can set up your itinerary right here, with tickets for single day passes starting at $49.50, and going on sale this Friday, July 20.

Custom bikes. Punk. Art… THE BEACH!!! Better to save the date, and pick up some tickets before their gone.

 



TSOL stream new track “Low Low Low”

CA punks TSOL are now streaming their new track, “Low Low Low.” These guys last released “The Trigger complex” in 2017 off Rise Records.

These guys are also set to release their new album “Live at The Observatory” today, from Hardline Entertainment. Recorded live at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on Jan 5th 2018, the album features all tracks from the bands 1981 S/T EP and “Dance With Me” releases.

Stream their new track here, or order their new album here.



TSOL to release “Live at The Observatory”

California punk veterans TSOL are to release “Live at The Observatory” via Hardline Entertainment on June 22nd. Recorded live at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA on Jan 5th 2018, the album features all tracks from the bands 1981 S/T EP and “Dance With Me” releases. Various vinyl pre-order packages are up for pre-order now.

You can watch a short teaser for the album below.



Brakrock Ecofest announces second wave of bands

Europeans rejoice Brakrock Ecofest has announced the second wave of bands. With Groezrock taking a small hiatus this year Brakrock is more than picking up the slack. Joining the already robust lineup will be The Vandals, The Menzingers, Union 13, TSOL and many more.

Brakrock takes place on the 3rd and 4th of August 2018 in the beautiful town of Duffel. Head over here to the festival website for a an overview of the full line-up.

 

 



T.S.O.L., Voodoo Glow Skulls, Reagan Youth & more playing Punk Against Trump Festival

A festival simply called the Punk Against Trump Festival has been announced. It will take place June 9-10 at the Glass House in Pomona, CA. The lineup includes T.S.O.L., Voodoo Glow Skulls, Reagan Youth, The Dwarves, and Lower Class Brats, among others.

OC Weekly says the festival will also be “bringing together a number of grass roots organizations to attendees to educate festival attendees on everything from DACA to voter registration”.

Tickets are available here.



DS Photo Gallery: Bouncing Souls with TSOL and Rebuilder, Cambridge, MA (12/7/17)

The Bouncing Souls kicked off a quick, long weekend run of shows in the northeast by playing a sold-out show at the Sinclair in Cambridge’s Harvard Square. It was the Jersey punk rock veterans’ third time to the Bay State this year, but their first time headlining here in a couple years (editor’s note: the Souls supported Frank Turner at a one-off show back in February and the Rancid/Dropkick Murphys “From Boston To Berkeley” tour in August), bringing their devoutly loyal fanbase out in full force.

The quartet came right out of the gate firing on all cylinders, ripping straight into the one-two punch of crowd favorites “Hopeless Romantic” and “The Gold Song.” If you follow our Instagram feed, you may recall that I posted mid-set that it was the third time I’ve seen the Souls this year — I missed the Rancid/DKM show but I was at the Frank Turner gig and I finally made the trek to Jersey for Stoked For The Summer — and it was hands-down the best sounding show of all. Save for a couple technical difficulties primarily during “Satellite,” — see the confused look on frontman Greg Attonito’s face in the picture above — that remained the case throughout. The other two shows were enjoyable, for sure, but there’s something about how an uptempo, melodic four-piece punk band’s sound translates better in the confines of a 500-ish capacity club than in a hockey arena or an outdoor beachfront stage.

It’s tough whittle down a couple of highlights from a set that didn’t really have an low points. Bassist Bryan Kienlen and new-ish drummer George Rebelo play just about as tight and heavy as anybody in the business while guitarist Pete Steinkopf’s trademark Les-Paul-through-Marshall-stack sound somehow plays much bigger than one might expect a single-guitar attack to resonate. Attonito has always been the type of frontman that leaves the mic stand behind and relentlessly paces the bulk of the stage, and the fact that he’s a new parent — his first son was born just five weeks ago — didn’t seem to leave him any worse for the wear. There was a near non-stop parade of crowd surfers throughout the Souls’ hour-plus set (including at least a dozen trips over the barricade by one particular shirtless, luchador-masked patron), which was not a foregone conclusion at the beginning of the evening given that particularly greyish-haired nature of many of the fans — myself included first and foremost — of the band who are rounding the corner on their thirty year anniversary soon. Particular high points included the opening one-two punch, “These Are Quotes From Our Favorite ’80s Movies,” Attonito trying to dig for Boston-area locations in a site-specific version of “East Coast Fuck You,” a spot-on and unexpectedly surprising cover Avail’s “Simple Song,”the goosebump-inducing singalong that “Gone” has become, and a guest appearance on vocals from Street Dogs frontman Mike McColgan on the classic “True Believers.”

California punk veterans TSOL were provided direct support on each of the three dates on this particular jaunt of shows. Much like how I said above that the Bouncing Souls sound translates better in a venue like Sinclair than it does in a larger hockey arena, the squelching-guitar led early 80s hardcore sound that TSOL helped pioneer probably translates better in a smaller club setting without a barricade between the stage and the fans, much like it did when they played here last year at the Middle East. Frontman Jack Grisham has always had one of the more outspoken, dark humored personalities in the scene – look no further than perhaps the band’s biggest hit, the ode to necrophilia that is “Code Blue” – though I will admit that some of his trademark off-color banter sounds not only incredibly dated but, frankly, uncomfortable in the current climate, not unlike rewatching classic stand-up bits by Andrew Dice Clay might. The core of the band still sounded tight, as you’d imagine given that Ron Emoy and Mike Roche have been Grisham’s wingmen for the better part of the nearly four full decades of their existence (editor’s note: total ignorance on my part, but I’m not sure who’s playing drums now that Chip Hanna isn’t involved). The bands fans — and there were more than a few in attendance — totally still dig the classic sound and seemed to warm up as the set went on.

Local favorites Rebuilder kicked off the show in fine fashion. Plans for their first-ever European tour might have gone belly up last spring, but it’s still been a pretty great year for the five-piece; they released a stellar EP, Songs From The Massachusetts Turnpike, on Panic State Records a couple months ago, toured the west coast for the first time, played a bunch of shows back this way with Dead Bars, did a session for Mike Felumlee’s “Live From The Rock Room,” and continued to grow their fanbase by sharing the stage with acts like Dropkick Murphys, Frank Turner, Bombpops, and Red City Radio. The Souls show proved to be a pretty great cap on the year, and in their typical good-natured, tongue-in-cheek fashion, they made sure to include “Le Grand Fromage,” their middle-finger to the Souls’ home state of New Jersey, right smack in the middle of their set.

Head below for the full photo gallery from the evening!



TSOL announce 2018 west coast tour

California punk veterans TSOL will be touring the west coast in early 2018. The two-week run will see the band supported by Downtown Brown. Check out the tour dates below.

TSOL’s latest album The Trigger Complex was released in January on Rise Records.



TSOL announce California shows, set to play first EP and “Dance With Me”

California punk band TSOL have announced some January shows in California in which they will be playing all the songs from their first EP as well as from their classic album Dance With Me.

You can check out those dates and locations below.

TSOL last released The Trigger Complex on January 27th, 2017 via Rise Records.



T.S.O.L. release music video for “I Wanted to See You”

California punk legends T.S.O.L. have released a music video for “I Wanted to See You,” taken from their new album The Trigger Complex. You can check it out below.

The Trigger Complex came out on January 27th through Rise Records. It is the follow-up to 2009’s Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Free Downloads.



T.S.O.L. releases lyric video for “Satellites”

California punk legends T.S.O.L. have released a lyric video for their new song, “Satellites,” and you can check it out below.

The song will appear on the band’s new album, The Trigger Complex, which comes out tomorrow (January 27th) via Rise Records.  This will be T.S.O.L.’s first album since 2009’s Life, Liberty and the Pursuit Of Free Downloads.



New Music: T.S.O.L. – “Satellites” from upcoming album, “The Trigger Complex”


So Cal punk legends T.S.O.L. are streaming another new track from their upcoming album, “The Trigger Complex.” It’s called “Satellites,” and you can check it out here.

“The Trigger Complex” is the band’s eleventh studio album, and their first release since 2009’s “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Free Downloads.” It’s out on Rise Records this coming Friday (January 27th); pre-orders are still available here.



T.S.O.L. sign to Rise Records, stream new song “I Wanted To See You” from upcoming album “The Trigger Complex”

So Cal punk legends T.S.O.L. have announced plans for their long-awaited 11th studio album. It’s called  “The Trigger Complex,” and it’ll mark not only their first release since 2009’s “Life, Liberty & The Pursuit of Free Downloads,” but their first-ever release on their new label home, Rise Records. Here’s iconic frontman Jack Grisham on the album, rather apropos of recent political events:

“It’s a great time to be making music; to have a voice that can be heard. I’m glad that things look bleak. Political turmoil breeds strength as well as strife. This record allows us to remind people that they aren’t alone. We’re here.”

“The Trigger Complex” will hit the streets on January 29th, but you can pre-order it right here. To whet your appetite, you can take a listen to the brand-new track “I Wanted To See You” below!



TSOL on tour with The Scandals

TSOL and The Scandals have just embarked on a tour that started yesterday. At least, The Scandals have; TSOL joins the tour tomorrow. You can check out all of the dates below.

TSOL’s last release was 2009’s “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit Of Free Downloads” and the Scandals’ last release was 2014’s “The Sound Of Your Stereo” which was recently put out on vinyl for the first time by Say-10 Records.