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DS Photo Gallery: Typesetter, Rebuilder and Save Ends At O’Brien’s In Boston

Though appropriate venues might be fewer and farther-between as gentrification rages ever forward throughout the 21st century, the underground punk scene continues to be alive and well at places like O’Brien’s Pub, a quintessential dive bar in the Boston neighborhood of Allston. Case in point: Chicago’s Typesetter brought their US tour through “Obie’s” last Tuesday night for what was a fun, spirited, and — most-importantly– three-band bill which should really be the rule rather than the exception on mid-winter weeknights such as this. But I digress.

Save Ends and Rebuilder provided local support on this particular evening. The former have been staples of the local scene, particularly since the release of their killer 2013 album Cold Hands, Warm Hearts (and, obviously, its 2017 follow-up A Book About Bad Luck). Though they’ve been playing out and about for going on a full decade now, we somehow hadn’t shot them at a show before. Save Ends are a pretty sweet band with killer harmonies and super sharp, heavy-hearted emo punk stylings, which proved a perfect choice to kick off the evening’s festivities. The latter, meanwhile, have obviously been favorites of ours for years, and for good reason. Now appearing as a keyboardless quartet, Rebuilder have been working on a follow-up to 2017’s Songs From The Massachusetts Turnpike for a little while now, and they peppered the middle of their set on this night with a trio of brand-spanking new tracks that were heavy on the early-Blink-style melodies we’ve come to love from them. In an interesting twist, the set’s closing track found drummer Brandon Phillips and guitarist/co-frontman Sal Ellington switched places as Phillips took the reins on a blistering cover of Nirvana’s “Breed” in honor of the eve of what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 52nd birthday.

Typesetter closed things out, and holy hell were they a visceral sonic experience. There’s a lot going on in a Typesetter live show: layers of guitar and keys and samples that’s at times shoegazey and at times all-out bombast. One of the standout live performances I’ve seen in quite some time, particularly when it comes time to try to draw parallels to other band’s for comparison’s sake.

Head below for our full photo rundown, and be sure to catch any of these bands when they’re in your respective neck of the woods. Help keep the scene alive!



Black Numbers releasing Fest 16 sampler for name your price, you can stream it now

You know what you need? Sixteen songs from sixteen bands from Fest 2016. Sixteen.

Black Numbers is releasing their Fest 16 sampler on Friday for name-your-price on their bandcamp page. You can stream the whole thing below, right now!

Bands on the sampler include Make War, Static Radio NJ, Typesetter, and thirteen more.



Typesetter announce tour dates to/from Pouzza Fest

Chicago punks Typesetter announced a two week run of tour dates that revolve around their appearance at Montreal’s Pouzza Fest. Check out the full string of dates below.

Typesetter released their debut album, Wild’s End, on October 14, 2014 through Black Numbers.



Typesetter premiere video for new song “Death Cycle”

Chicago’s Typesetter have released a video for a previously unreleased track, titled “Death Cycle,” featuring tour footage. You can check out the video below.

Typesetter released their debut album, Wild’s End, on October 14, 2014 through Black Numbers.



Typesetter announce European tour

Chicago’s Typesetter have announced a run of European tour dates this fall. Some dates will be with Petrol Girls.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Typesetter released their debut album, Wild’s End, on October 14, 2014 through Black Numbers.



Typesetter announce US tour dates with The Howl

Chicago’s Typesetter have announced a run of US tour dates supported by The Howl.

Check out the full list of dates and locations below.

Typesetter released their debut album, Wild’s End, on October 14, 2014 through Black Numbers.



Music video: Typesetter – “Sunday Best”

Chicago’s Typesetter have premiered the video for their song “Sunday Best”, which appears on their latest album Wild’s End and you can check it out below.

Typesetter released their debut album, Wild’s End, on October 14, 2014 through Black Numbers.



Typesetter announce US spring tour

Chicago’s Typesetter have announced a tour around the US this coming spring. The tour includes Festival dates at both Death to False Hope Fest and Pouzza Fest.  You can check out the list of dates and locations below.

Typesetter released their debut album, Wild’s End, on October 14, 2014 through Black Numbers.



Typesetter announces US tour

Chicago’s Typesetter have announced a small run of US tour dates leading up to the band’s appearance at this year’s SXSW, as well as some after. You can check out the list of dates and locations below.

Typesetter released their debut album, Wild’s End, on October 14, 2014 through Black Numbers.



Album Review: Typesetter – “Wild’s End”

Chicago’s Typesetter feels made for comparison with many other bands. The Gaslight Anthem, Nightmares For A Week and Against Me! – to name a few. They follow a flushed narrative with a perpetually mature rock n’ roll sound that throws back to one record and one band most of all though. That’s Restorations’ LP2. If Restorations were more punk you’d have these dudes. The dearth of whoa-ohs and the huge, expansive guitar-driven atmosphere give so much credence to this statement which makes Wild’s End one of the most fun records of the year.

“So What’s Your Future” and “Sunday’s Best” best sum up the Restorations comparison. What strikes home even more is Typesetter feels more free and unrestrained than most bands I mentioned above. The solo-laden and liberal jams identify this a lot. They mix it up so well too. Things feel grungier as well on “Settling” but what really works is that amid the band’s thick, crunchy and curse-worded disposition, there’s so much melody and harmony in a versatile novel which no doubt helps paint Chicago the same way Joe Loudon brings Philly to life.

“Nietzsche in Florida” is one of the slower jams and as much as it feels ripped from the ’90s, it still connects as a modern post-rock jam which establishes why Typesetter shouldn’t be ignored. This time around, they’re more indie-punk and more loose-lipped to help map a musical drive that really knows no bounds. At times, some tracks meander or feel to long and worn but overall, Wild’s End has a certain allure. It’s one of those records that encapsulates life and will trap you. I chalk most of this down to the cutting, distorted guitars but ultimately, their varied sound makes one attribute so hard to pin down. All-round, Wild’s End delivers and I can see Typesetter definitely earning a big spot on many 2014 wow-lists.

4/5 Stars



Typesetter streaming debut album “Wild’s End” in its entirety; upcoming US tour

Gruff punk act Typesetter is getting ready to release their debut album, “Wild End”, next week (October 14th) through Black Numbers.

Fans won’t have to wait until then however, as the album is now available to stream in its entirety. Check it out here.

Typesetter has a slew of Midwest and East Coast tour dates to promote the new work. Have a look below at all dates and locations.



Music Video: Typesetter – “Settling”

Gruff punk act Typesetter have released a video for their song “Settling”, which you can check out here.

“Settling” comes from the band’s upcoming debut album Wild’s End, which is set to be released on October 14, 2014 via Black Numbers.



Music Video: Typesetter – “Summer Storms”

Chicago’s gruff punk act Typesetter have released a video for their song “Summer Storms,” which you can check out here.

“Summer Storms” comes from the bands’ upcoming debut album Wild’s End, which is set to be released on October 14th via Black Numbers.



Typesetter sign to Black Numbers, release music video and announce tour

Chicago’s gruff punk act Typesetter has announced that they have signed with Black Numbers for their upcoming debut album, Wild’s End. To help promote the release, the band has released a music video for the album’s first single “Lapsed Asshole”, which you can check out here.

The band will also embark on a tour this fall to support the new album. Dates and locations can be found below.

Typesetter will release Wild’s End this October. Pre-orders are expected to be available soon.