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Brakrock Ecofest (Belgium) announces first bands (The Bennies, The Dopamines, Pears)

We see this more and more these days: festivals announcing their line-up very early. The Belgian festival Brakrock Ecofest is certainly no exception. They announced their first three bands for their 2019 edition: The Bennies, The Dopamines and Pears. The latter played the festival in 2017. Brakrock Ecofest will take place on August 2-3 in Duffel, Belgium.

Belgium is no strange place for punk rock festivals, with Groezrock as the most well known example. Brakrock Ecofest is a festival with a lot of growth the last few years. The line up has always been stellar and eco-friendly peeps will love the fact that the festival takes the environment very seriously: this is probably the only festival in the world where you will not see trash on the ground.



PEARS release video of “Camptown Races” for monthly “Public Domain” video series

New Orléans based punk rockers PEARS have released a video for the song “Camptown Races” for the monthly “Public Domain” video series. Each month a band selects a song that is considered public domain. The series has run for three years now and it took that long for a band to choose the 1850, Stephen Foster classic. You may remember Foster as the man who also wrote the hits: “Oh! Susanna” as well as “Beautiful Dreamer”. Clearly PEARS saw the line between folk-Americana and modern punk rock and they decided to dive over that line. There is also something to be said about a dude wearing a Black Flag t-shirt while belting out this wicked tune.

So head on below to hear “Camptown Races” like you’ve never heard it before.



PEARS announce US tour dates

PEARS have announced a US Fall tour this fall! Check out where you can find the New Orleans based soon-to-be-punk-legends below.

PEARS last released new music via a split with Direct Hit! titled “Human Movement”, which was released on Fat Wreck in November, 2017



Exclusive: Long lost PEARS Interview with Brian Pretus from early post-“Green Star” golden days

Oh my God. Did I really get wasted while running the merch booth for Pears?

What was I thinking? Those guys are the most amazing people ever. They paid me seventy bucks to spill beer all over their merchandise. I was supposed to be slangin’ the goods!

In my defence, it was somewhat overwhelming. Pears is loaded! I hope I didn’t accidentally embezzle too many funds. I vaguely remember commenting on Zach Quinn’s Ugg Boots.

I am such an asshole.

I’m also irresponsible. Dude, Pears is fucking loaded!

…a few months before all that (over a year or so, now, and long before I was a writer at DyingScene) I had a very pleasant chat with Brian Pretus, Pears’ guitar player at Three Links over a couple large glasses of Horchata. Read through that conversation below.



La Escalera Records announce La Escalera Fest 7, stream fest sampler

California punk label La Escalera Records has announced the full lineup for the 2018 edition of its annual festival set to take place in San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico from May 17th-20th.  Bands playing include PEARS, Pity Party, Success, Western Settings, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Rayner, and much more.

You can check out the full list of bands above, as well as a sampler featuring 36 of those bands below.



Joey Cape to play California acoustic shows

Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape has announced a handful of acoustic shows in California slated for next February. These dates will also feature Brian Wahlstrom of Scorpios, PEARS singer Zach Quinn, and Donald Spence from Versus The World. See if there’s a show near you below.

Cape’s latest solo album One Week Record came out earlier this year.



Stream the new Direct Hit!/PEARS split

PEARS and Direct Hit!‘s new split “Human Movement”, which has just been released on Fat Wreck, is streaming now. You can listen to the album, which is 6 songs from each band, below.

The album is available on various formats now.

 

 



PEARS and Direct Hit! cover each others songs

PEARS and Direct Hit!! had a chat with the folks over at New Noise Magazine today. They spoke about their lives, their music and the upcoming split Human Movement. They also covered each others songs; Direct Hit! played PEARS’ song “You’re Boring” while PEARS cover Direct Hit!’s “The World Is Ending (Sorta)”. You can give it a read and listen to the tracks here.

Human Movement is due out on November 3rd via Fat Wreck Chords.



Direct Hit! and PEARS release dual video for “Blood on Your Tongue” and “Arduous Angel”

Fat Wreck newcomers and future heavyweights Direct Hit! and PEARS have broken convention and released a dual video for Direct HIt’s “Blood On My Tongue” and PEARS’ “Arduous Angle”, both tracks off the bands’ upcoming split “Human Movement.” It plays like a gory feature film and we highly recommend you check out the masterpiece below.

The two vocalists had this to say about the song/video:

“This is a weird video about two groups of people who hate each other, but recognize a common evil and fight against it together,” says Direct Hit’s Nick Woods. “On one side, you have this heroine who orchestrates a kidnapping and drugging to turn this smitten henchman into a weapon. And on the other, you have this kind of weird cleanup crew who paves the way for it to happen. In the end, the people at the top of the chain end up dead, and it’s the middleman tool who gets fucked over.”

“Part of this song is about being a kid who hears their parent fight,” says PEARS vocalist Zach Quinn. “Divorce for some is traumatic, for others, it is a lifesaver. Additionally, I think this is PEARS’ first song with a standard pop structure, which doesn’t happen all too often.”

“Human Movement” is slated for release November 3rd via Fat Wreck Chords.



Direct Hit! and Pears releasing full-length split “Human Movement”, stream 1 new track from each band!

OMG! OMG! On November 3, Fat Wreck Chords will release “Human Movement”, a split album from Direct Hit and PEARS. This 12 track scorcher features five new songs from each band, plus one cover of their counterpart’s material. You can get your first taste today by streaming “Blood On Your Tongue” by Direct Hit, and “Ardous Angel” by PEARS below.

For more on the release, check out what front-man Nick Woods from Direct Hit, and Brian Pretus from PEARS had to say about joining forces:

Nick Woods: “We’re really proud of how this record turned out, not only because all the tunes on it are rippers, but because we got to collaborate on it with some of our best friends. Splits like these rarely work with everyone involved playing to the others’ strengths. I’m really glad the stars aligned here in a way where the whole thing came together as a unified release, from one of the coolest record labels in the biz right now.”

Brian Pretus: “We’ve been talking about doing this for a long time, since like one of our first tours, which was with Direct Hit. It’s pretty surreal that we finally got to make it happen, and I couldnt be happier with how both sides of this thing turned out.”

If you pre-order the album from iTunes or Bandcamp, you’ll get an instant download of a song from each band.



KNRD Fest: A hidden gem in the Franconian Forest

I had the pleasure of travelling with the fine folks of The Overjoyed to a little festival in the east of Germany. You can read what I thought of it below.



Rise Against announce European tour with PEARS and Sleeping With Sirens

Rise Against have announced they will be touring Europe this fall, and our friends in New Orleans’ PEARS will be tagging along. Sleeping With Sirens will be there as well.

Check out the tour dates below to see if there’s a show near you.

Rise Against’s new album Wolves was released on June 9th.



Memphis Punkfest 5 announces lineup: The Queers, PEARS, Bombflower & more

Memphis Punkfest has released the lineup for this year’s festival. The 5th installment of the festival will feature more than 50 bands and runs June 1-4th. The festival will take place at 8 different venues and will include a food truck metal fest, a food drive and more.

This years bands feature The Queers, Pears, El Escapado, Bombflower and many more. You can check out the full lineup in the poster above.

 



Dummerfest 2017 announces lineup

Milwaukee’s Dummerfest has announced its lineup for this year’s show. Held in June, 2017 the event will host: Off With Their HeadsNegative ApproachPEARS, TypesetterDirect Hit!Brokedowns, AvenuesThe Copyrights, plus many more who will be announced in the coming weeks.

If you’d like to get a ticket for the show, just visit the festival’s event page for all the necessary details.

 



PEARS announce European tour

New Orleans punks PEARS have announced they will be touring Europe this summer. The tour kicks off in Denmark on July 21st and will wrap up on August 13th in Italy.

Check out the dates and locations below to see if they’re stopping near you.

PEARS’ sophomore album Green Star came out in 2016 through Fat Wreck Chords.