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Chris Farren announces new album, streams new video

Chris Farren has announced he will be releasing his new album, Born Hot, on October 11th via Polyvinyl Records.

To give you an idea of what to expect from the album, check out the video for “Search 4 Me” below.

Chris Farren last released Can’t Die in 2016.



Dylan Disaster (punk) releases music video for “Milestone”

Texas punk act Dylan Disaster has released a music video for his song “Milestone,” which comes from the upcoming album, Remission, that is set to be released on August 31st via Travel Well Records, Stars at Night, and Ring of Fire Records.

You can check it out below.

Dylan Disaster last released Self Titled in 2015.



New Music: Sammy Kay – “Thoughts And Prayers”

If you read this site on the regular, you probably saw that Sammy Kay recently wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign in advance of his new full-length album, civil/WAR. There’s a song on the new album called “Thoughts & Prayers,” and as you might imagine, it’s Kay’s take on the seemingly never-ending state of affairs in our nation right now.

You can check out “Thoughts And Prayers” here and pick up your own digital copy as a “pay-what-you-can” single. But here’s the thing; there’s also going to be a going to be an extremely limited edition, lathe-cut seven-inch backed with another civil/WAR track, “Forgotten Ones.” All proceeds from the single will be donated to The Brady Campaign and Everytown or Gun Safety.

The Pete Steinkopf-produced civil/WAR is due out in October on Say-10 Records. You can pre-order it here. Also, tickets for his record release show at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ, are available here; Kay will be opening for the inimitable John Moreland that night!



Jeff Rosenstock releases new single “Monday At The Beach”

Solo project Jeff Rosenstock has just released a new single titled “Monday AT The Beach” and you can stream and/or download it for free here.



New Music: Sammy Kay unveils “Sweet Cecilia” from upcoming album, “CIVIL/WAR”

Sammy Kay recently wrapped up a successful Kickstarter campaign in advance of his new full-length album, civil/WAR. Now, he’s released the first single into the wild for your listening pleasure. It’s called “Sweet Cecilia” and you can check it out below.

The Pete Steinkopf-produced civil/WAR is due out in October on Say-10 Records. You can pre-order it here. Also, tickets for his record release show at Crossroads in Garwood, NJ, are available here; Kay will be opening for the inimitable John Moreland that night!



Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife) announces new EP “Aging Frontman” and UK tour dates, and streams new single “Better”

Vinnie Caruana has announced a new EP “Aging Frontman”, which is out on 4th October via Big Scary Monsters. The Movielife frontman has also announced a UK tour and released the first track from the release, “Better”.

“This is as personal as I’ve ever been with the listener. The people who listen to my music know me. I’ve personally met most of them at shows and we have a relationship. This is just another layer. I’m still looking for answers. We all are. We have to keep finding the beauty in life, no matter how hard life can sometimes make it for us. I want to keep being the best version of myself until I die.”
 
The EP was produced and mixed by Brett Romnes and recorded at Barber Shop Studios in New Jersey. 

Check out “Better” from the release and his UK dates below.



Stream new Joey Cape album “Let Me Know When You Give Up”

Lagwagon singer and acoustic extraordinaire Joey Cape has released his new solo album Let Me Know When You Give Up and you can stream the entire thing below. Don’t miss the song “I Know How To Run.”

The album hit “shelves” July 5th through Fat Wreck Chords, and is Joey’s first solo release since 2015’s Stitch Puppy.



Coffin Salesman stream new EP “Misadventure”

Coffin Salesman, the acoustic side project of Boston-based musician Aria Rad (of The RadicalsLive Nude Girls) are streaming their new EP, Misadventure, which was released on June 28th.

You can give it a listen below.

Coffin Salesman last released Nicrophorous Americanus in November 2018.



Billy Liar releases new album “Some Legacy”

Scottish folk punk Billy Liar has released his new album, Some Legacy, which came out via Red Scare. The Scottish folk punk mainstay has got together a band for this one and it’s available to order on vinyl or CD.

You can have a taste of the record below.



DS Photo Gallery: Craig Finn And The Uptown Controllers with Laura Stevenson, Boston, MA

The current leg of Craig Finn‘s tour in support of his latest solo album, I Need A New War, found the singer/songwriter (and The Hold Steady frontman) and his stellar backing band, The Uptown Controllers, landing at the Sinclair in Cambridge, Massachusetts, last Tuesday evening. It was a bit of an intimate affair – the presence of rows of chairs on the main floor was unexpected and limited the venue’s capacity from its normal SRO heights, but created a bit of a unique lounge/theater vibe in what is already the best room of its size (normal capacity is 525) within a hundred mile radius.

The infinitely-talented Laura Stevenson was the opener for this brief run of shows. Armed with only a guitar, the minimalist performance allowed Stevenson’s deadliest weapon – her voice – to shine. It’s a voice that can seemingly effortlessly wander from fragile to ferocious; haunting but with a sweetness to it that makes for a powerful and sometimes funny and occasionally awkward-but-in-a-good-way start to the evening. (Oh, an she opened with “Lay Back, Arms Out,” and that might be my favorite Laura Stevenson song so that was awesome).

Finn and his band took the stage next – shoutout to two-band bills on a weeknight, by the way – and by the time they did most of the floor’s seats were occupied and a few stragglers had filled in standing room spots around the edges. It was one of the first few shows that this particular group had played as a six-piece (Parker Shper whose name is somehow not misspelled on keys, Stuart Bogie on sax and clarinet among other things, James Richardson on guitar, Will Berman on bass and Falcon Valdez on drums with the occasional pop-up appearance by Stevenson on vocals) but as consummate veterans of around a collected 700 other bands over the last twenty years, the parts seemed to fit together magically already, which is no easy task; the muted tones and subtle layers provide a lot of room for the potential stepping-on of toes between musicians, but there wasn’t much of that at all to the naked ear.

Finn occasionally played guitar, but his preeminent role in these full-band solo shows is that of storyteller. Sure it’s a rock show, but in many ways what Finn and the Uptown Controllers are conveying feels more than a little bit like a night at the theater. Through his work with The Hold Steady, Finn has long made a history of telling stories as a songwriter that eschew the traditional verse-chorus-verse-chorus-bridge-repeat structures. His solo storytelling, particularly on the most recent trio of albums (2015’s Faith In The Future, 2017’s We All Want The Same Things and this year’s stellar I Need A New War), ups that ante, and in a live performance, Finn doesn’t just tell stories with his lyrics but with his actual performance, tying songs together, explaining characters in a way that really inserts them into all of our lives.

Head below to scroll through our full photo gallery from the evening!

 



Mike Herrera (MxPx) records new version of ‘Don’t Walk Away’

Mike Herrera, frontman of MxPx, has shared a new version of the song ‘Don’t Walk Away’. The original version of the song first appeared on the 2003 studio album ‘Before Everything and After’. Mike and his wife Holli were recently featured on the tv show ‘Fixer Upper’ where work was done on their home in Texas. A plaque was installed in the kitchen with the lyrics to this song, this can be seen at the beginning of the video.

Check out the video for the new, stripped back version below.



Sammy Kay launches Kickstarter for new album, “civil/WAR”

Sammy Kay has got a new album (hopefully) coming out soon, and he needs your help to make it happen.

The New Jersey-based singer/songwriter has launched a Kickstarter campaign for a brand-new full length. It’s entitled civil/WAR, and it was written in response to some changes that he noticed in himself and other people once the touring cycle for his last album, untitled, wrapped up a year ago. The touring life of a solo singer/songwriter can be a weird place, and it can also make for a real transition back to “real life,” and much of the album deals with that concept through a series of different lenses: depression, anxiety, addiction, and the themes of empathy and understanding.

Yours truly has had the great pleasure of hearing different pieces of the album at different stages of its recording, and allow me to say without giving up any secrets that it’s thoughtful, poignant, soulful and catchy-as-hell in all the right places. In order to entice people to help kickstart the project, Kay came up with a bunch of unique merch ideas including t-shirts, pins, exclusive vinyl, and a couple really sweet Black 35 guitars. He’s also got a pretty sweet tattoo idea cooked up which is a little bit crazy if you ask us!

Head here to check out the Kickstarter page! Kay’s last album, untitled, was released back in April 2017 on Stomp Records.

 



Mikey Erg streaming new single, “Clueless or Cruel?”

Mikey Erg, one of the busiest men in punk rock, is about to release a new album, Waxbuilt Castles on July 26, 2019. To get you excited for the release, he is currently streaming the first single from the album, “Clueless or Cruel?”  This pop-punk gem can be heard below.



Billy Liar (folk punk) releases lyric video for “The Righteous & The Rats”

Scottish folk punk Billy Liar has released a lyric video for his new song “The Righteous & The Rats.”

You can check it out below.

“The Righteous & The Rats” comes from Billy Liar’s upcoming debut album, Some Legacy, which is set to be released on June 21st via Red Scare.



Chuck Ragan, Dan Andriano, and Dave Hause to play An Evening of Revival

If you were at all into folk, punk, or Chuck Ragan between 2008-2013, then you probably remember The Revival Tour.  For those of you who don’t remember, it’s when Ragan would take like minded people from the punk and alternative worlds and bring them on the road with just their acoustic guitars and their heart felt lyrics.

While it’s been nearly seven years since the last tour, they have announced a sort of revival of The Revival Tour, in the form of a one night show featuring Ragan along with Dan Andriano, and Dave Hause.  An Evening of Revival is set to take place on July 7th at Belly Up in Solana Beach, CA, with proceeds from the event gong to CastHope, a nonprofit organization benefiting the youth of California and Western Nevada through free fly fishing programs.