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Blaine And His Keyboard stream debut self-titled EP

Lansing, Michigan pop punk solo act Blaine And His Keyboard is streaming his self-titled debut EP.

You can give it a listen below.

Blaine And His Keyboard was released on October 26th via GTG Records.



Stream the new Dave Hause EP “September Haze”

September Haze, the new EP from Dave Hause was released on Friday and you can stream the entire thing on spotify. It’s mellower than most of his previous material Hause enthusiasts will still dig it.

This EP is a follow up to Dave’s full length Burt Me In Philly which came out last year.

 

 



New Music: Dave Hause – “Lemon Hill”

If one Dave Hause story on a Monday is good, two mush be outstanding, right? Right!

Earlier today, we told you that the singer/songwriter is releasing a new EP, September Haze, this coming Thursday (November 1st). Well, you can now get a taste of what’s to come, by way of a new track called “Lemon Hill.” The track is a reference to the Philadelphia park where Hause would drink as a kid and would walk to reflect as he got sober a few years ago. Check out the lyric video below.

September Haze will be available digitally in a couple days. Pre-orders are available here. It’s the first Hause solo release since his early 2017 sophomore full-length, Bury Me In Philly.



Dave Hause to release new EP “September Haze”

Photo credit: Jen Maler Photography

Dave Hause is to release a new, five song EP. “September Haze” is out digitally on November 1st and pre-orders are up now. 

The EP is the follow up to album Bury Me In Philly, which was released in early 2017 through Rise Records.



Justin Courtney Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack) announces debut solo album, tour dates, video

Motion City Soundtrack front man Justin Courtney Pierre has released his debut solo album, In The Drink, which came out October 12th via Epitaph Records.  Justin has also released a music video for the song “Undone” and has announced a few months worth of tour dates starting November 1st.  You can check out the video and tour dates below.



Wish You Were Here (Jess Barnett) releases new single “Come Find Me”

Jesse Barnett (frontman of Stick To Your Guns) has a new acoustic based project, Wish You Were Here. He has released a single, “Come Find Me”, ahead of an upcoming, as-yet-undetailed debut album. The track is being backed up with a European tour.

Check out the laid back track, along with the tour dates, below.



DS Photo Gallery: Brian Fallon and Craig Finn “Songs From The Hymnal Tour,” Boston, MA

Just shy of seven years ago, I had the opportunity to weasel my way in to a Northeastern University student-only show at what was basically a slightly oversized Starbucks in that institution’s student center. The show was a one-off that featured support from Matt Pryor of The Get Up Kids (amongst others) and headliner Brian Fallon, then still very-much active in The Gaslight Anthem. It was very much a unique experience – I’m still not entirely sure how it came together – as Fallon wasn’t really doing the “solo performer” thing at that point. Accompanied only by an acoustic guitar, he came without a setlist and essentially took requests all night. Oh, and he told stories. Boy, did he tell stories; funny, insightful, spontaneous stories. Lots of stories. At one point, Fallon even caught himself realizing he was talking a lot, joking that he was going to stop playing songs and just talk because, let’s face it, it was a free show, so nobody had actually paid to be there (to which an audience member fired back the fact that it cost $45,000 a year to go to Northeastern at the time).

Boy have things changed in the seven years since that one-of-a-kind event

. Gaslight would go on to produce two more albums, go on hiatus and recently reunite for a run of The ’59 Sound 10th Anniversary shows. Divorce and children and remarriage and being interviewed by me and all of the things that come with being in your mid-30s happened. Fallon has gone on to produce two solo albums of his own: 2016’s Painkillers and this February’s Sleepwalkers. Finally, this week marked the first dates on what’s being called the Songs From The Hymnal tour, an international run that features opener Craig Finn (himself on his third solo album to go along with a successful decade-long run as frontman for Minneapolis-cum-Brooklyn rock band The Hold Steady) and headliner Fallon appearing sans backing bands. Just two men, a couple acoustic guitars, a Korg, and a collective several decade’s worth of stories.

Night one of the US run took place last Tuesday at Royale in Boston, a venue that’s got a capacity approximately 500% larger than that student center cafe at Northeastern (though it also has 100% fewer working Starbucks within its walls). Finn kicked things off with a 45-minute set culled mostly from his past solo efforts: 2012’s Clear Heart, Full Eyes, 2015’s Faith In The Future and last year’s stellar We All Want The Same Things, with an old Hold Steady song and a couple of new solo tracks thrown in for good measure. Though he’s long been publicly affiliated with both Minnesota and, more recently, Brooklyn, Finn was born a short cab ride away from the Royale in Boston’s Allston neighborhood, a place he’d return when it was time for college (Finn went to BC). No matter what project he’s spearheading, Finn’s songwriting style has largely focused on storytelling anyway, having created characters and scenes and interactions and feelings that mirror the struggles of trying to get by in the world. To that end, a performance like this was right in Finn’s wheelhouse. One of his new tracks, “Magic Marker,” is one of the most compelling tales I’ve heard performed in a live setting, grabbing the listener and forcing her/him to pay attention to the story. The most relatable moment I have to compare it to was the first time I heard Dave Hause’s “Autism Vaccine Blues,” which was a new song he’d been woodshedding on the road prior to recording 2013’s “Devour.”

After a standard length set changeover, Fallon strode downstairs to the stage, picked up his acoustic, and strummed his way into a subdued version of “Forget-Me-Not,” the lead single from Sleepwalkers. Normally an up-tempo sing-along, this version was a more delicate (almost unrecognizably so) ode to his relationship with his wife. The setlist from there was a bit more structured than the Northeastern show seven years prior, but not by a lot. Where Finn’s set seemed thought out and his stories were focused, Fallon seemed to opt for more of a “rough outline” approach, seemingly allowing his stories to meander and to feed off some of the spontaneous feedback from the crowd. Some of Fallon’s stories are raw and painful, particularly when dealing with death or with his break-up (which wasn’t necessarily mentioned specifically, except with a nod to the crowd who “have been around a while, most of you know the story at this point.” Some of the stories were funny, especially when the razor-witted Fallon was riffing off-the-cuff. I’m not going to divulge many of the specific details, because I feel like that takes away from the experience for those who haven’t seen a show on this tour yet.

But in case you were wondering, the set was comprised of songs from Fallon’s solo career obviously, plus a handful of Gaslight favorites (“Great Expectations,” “Film Noir”) that came with particularly insightful oral histories. “Ladykiller,” from Fallon’s The Horrible Crowes side project with Ian Perkins also made an appearance. There were a handful of songs from the written setlist (3 of the original 19 tracks) that didn’t appear, as it would appear Fallon ran out of time because some of his stories took some lengthy side roads. It was a fun and memorable and compelling night that allowed both songwriters lyrics to take on new weight and gravity due to the stripped down musical accompaniment. While both men have storied careers fronting high-powered rock bands, both are equally capable of commanding a stage with little additional support. Go see this tour. Seriously.

Head below for our photo recap!

 

 



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!



Extra Arms stream two new songs from upcoming album “Headacher”

Extra Arms (formerly Ryan Allen and His Extra Arms) are streaming two new songs from their upcoming album, Headacher, which is set to be released on October 12th via Get Party! Records.

You can give them a listen below.

Extra Arms last released Basement Punk in September 2016.



Chad Price (ALL, Drag The River, A Vulture Wake) shares new song “Ice”, and his new album is released today

Punk rock legend Chad Price (ALL, Drag The River, A Vulture Wake) has released a new acoustic record. Being released through Joey Cape’s One Week Records this will be the second solo release for Chad Price.

To hear a sneak peek of what you might find on the album check out the video below.

If you want to pick up your own digital copy of the new record scoot on over to One Week Records site to grab yours.



Chuck Ragan documentary “Landsick” wins “Best Story” award

Big congratulations are in order for Chuck Ragan and the entire team of Landsick!

Chuck Ragan notes, “For our film Landsick to be recognized and win Best Story at the Drake Film Awards was certainly an achievement that wasn’t even in our scope. We all just did what we do and documented it along the way.  To have an honor such as this given to us, it has eased the pain a bit of the endless nights, close calls and time away from family on the road.  Peter Vandergrift and Matt Devlin worked insanely hard at pulling the piles of content together to weave the story that made Landsick the film that it is.”

According to Ragan, “At home, I work as a fly fishing guide and instructor so in so many ways I’m leading a double life going from ‘waking up at 4:30am‘ as opposed to ‘lying down at 3am‘.  Our recent film that’s been showcasing at The Fly Fishing Film Tour depicts that balance between touring, guiding and fatherhood.  It’s far from easy to find much balance but I’m getting closer and learning more about myself from a toddler than I’ve learned from anyone in my 43 years on this planet.”

Landsick will be screened across the country. Times and dates can be found here!



Jeff Rosenstock share new video for “All This Useless Energy”

Solo project Jeff Rosenstock has just shared a new video for “All This Useless Energy” which comes off of the latest release of Post in January of this year.

According to Jeff Rosenstock, “This is our fourth video that we’ve shot in DC and we love all the people who are in it. [Tourmates] Martha and Bad Moves make cameos. It reminds me of a classic video I would see on MTV when I was younger, but also kinda like that sick Grimes video where she’s at the football game with the boombox and the headphones.”

Check out the vid below!



Divided Heaven stream new album “Cold War”

Folk punk outfit Divided Heaven are now streaming their new album “Cold War.”

As stated previously by Jeff Berman, “Cold War is (and was) meant to be different, all around. It was recorded differently, written differently, and presented differently. It’s less singer-songwriter and more full-band; less a collection of songs and more of a cohesive group of songs. I simply can not waiting for people to hear it and feel it.”

Check out the new album below.



Due to popular demand Brian Fallon adds more UK tour dates

With shows in Newcastle, Edinburgh, Manchester, London and Brighton now sold out, Brian Fallon has announced additional dates for his UK tour. Second shows have been added in both London and Manchester.

Craig Finn of the Hold Steady, who is co-headlining the US tour, has been announced as the main support for all the UK dates.

Tickets are currently on sale and apparently moving very quickly.  Check out the updated tour dates below.



Brian Fallon announces an acoustic tour of the UK for 2019

Brian Fallon has announced he is returning to the UK with an eight date acoustic tour that includes a stop at London’s Union Chapel. Which is listed as a Grade 1, meaning that it is a building of exceptional interest and would make a interesting venue to catch Brian’s brand of Americana rock and roll.

Tickets are already on sale.  Check out the tour dates below.