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Stream “Nicrophorus Americanus” the new full-length from folk-punk act Coffin Salesman

Back in 2012, when I had a lot more time on my hands, I released a folk-punk compilation album called “Took Folk To Punk (still available for free download).” It featured a handful of up and coming folk-punk bands that I thought seriously deserved more attention. Since then punk frontmen-gone-solo acts seem to have overshadowed the sub-genre, and the lazy genre groupings of punk media organizations (guilty) probably didn’t help shaping perceptions of what a folk-punk band actually might sound like.

Enter Coffin Salesman, a side project of Boston-based musician Aria Rad (of The RadicalsLive Nude Girls). Fiddles, violins, organs and pianos meet electric guitar and punk rock angst. It’s what I would consider “true” folk-punk and had they been around in 2012 they very likely would have wound up alongside Mischief Brew, The Fucking Buckaroos, and all the others on “Too Folk To Punk.” Their new album “Nicrophorus Americanus” was released yesterday and if you dug at all the bands on “Too Folk To Punk” you’re going to want to stream it below.



Coffin Salesman stream new track “New Age Swinger” off upcoming album “Nicrophorous Americanus”

Photo: Zana Callahan.

Coffin Salesman, the acoustic side project of Boston-based musician Aria Rad (of The RadicalsLive Nude Girls) is now streaming a new track “New Age Swinger” off of the upcoming album “Nicrophorous Americanus.” 

The album is expected to officially release November 2.

Check out the new track below!



Boston punks raise funds for charity with “Miracle on Comm Ave.” compilation

It’s time to get in the holiday spirit with a brand-new comp from some of Boston’s best punk bands, streaming below.  Produced by Squallie Greenthumb (ex-The Old Edison), Miracle on Comm Ave. features 16 tracks from Boston’s own Energy, Mark Lind (The Ducky Boys), Matt Trainor (Losers CircleThe Radicals), Live Nude GirlsCoffin Salesman, and more. All proceeds go to Child’s Play, a charity that provides toys and video games to terminally ill kids in over 140 hospitals around the world.

If you like  music, helping kids, and new takes on some Christmas tunes (some originals, some covers), you can buy the comp for $5 (or more, if you’re feeling generous) right here. You can also learn more about Child’s Play here.



Coffin Salesman releases debut album, “Disappearing Acts”

Coffin Salesman, the acoustic side project of Boston-based musician Aria Rad (of The RadicalsLive Nude Girls) has released a debut album that you can listen to below.

Coffin Salesman is “on a mission to make a good time out of a bad time and a bad time out of a good time,” and Rad describes this release as “only a little miserable.” The tongue-in-cheek honesty carries through the album with lyrical vignettes that are essentially character studies that you just might find a bit of yourself in.  But hopefully not, because some of these people sound a bit fucked.

The 8-track album is available as a name-your-price download here.