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Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds premiere music video for song “The Ballad ofBuffalo Bill”

Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds (Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms) recently premiered a brand new music video for their song, “The Ballad of Buffalo Bill.” The track is one off of their new album, Keep Walkin’ Pal. 

You can take a look at the full clip below.

Keep Walkin’ Pal was released on November 23rd, 2018 via Red Scare Industries.



Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) announces solo tour

Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms has announced a solo tour, and it’s a windy road, if it were. There’s a couple dates on the East Coast before a short stint through the Midwest and into California. Check the dates below to see if you’re one of the lucky ones!



Sincere Engineer shares video of Paul Simon cover

Chicago’s own, Sincere Engineer has shared a video of her cover of the Paul Simon classic “You Can Call Me Al”. Sincere Engineer does a great job of channeling her inner Paul Simon and this is a pretty awesome cover, if we could only get Paul Simon to cover “Corn Dog Sonnet No. 7”.

Check Sincere Engineers take on “You Can Call Me Al” below.



Stream the new Brendan Kelly And The Wandering Birds album “Keep Walking Pal”

Brendan Kelly And The Wandering Birds (side project of Lawrence Arms frontman) are releasing a new album titled “Keep Walking Pal” on Black Friday 11-23 via Red Scare Industries.

This album is electric, and upbeat, with an oddly funky pop punk sound instead of the darker tones of his previous one. It’s definitely not your normal “solo guy” record.

Check it out below.



Album Review: The All Brights – “The White Album EP”

So earlier this ear, the mysterious beach punks known as The All Brights put out their second EP on Red Scare Industries. It’s called The White Album EP and it totally ruled, but we got kinda side-tracked with all of the iced coffee chugging and great white dodging that we are standard operating procedure during Massachusetts summers, so we kinda spaced reviewing the album. But then the leaves changed color and Halloween came and went and we started to get the seasonal affective-related doldrums that pop up when it starts getting dark at like 3:30 in the afternoon. So we plugged in our light boxes and fired up The White Album EP and now it’s like July all over again!

The EP contains six epically radical tracks that tackle most of society’s present ailments head-on, pulling few-if-any punches in the process. Kicking things off is “Maximum Hangtime,” a sub-two-minute rager about always making sure you save time to put your bros before your woes (editor’s note: I paraphrased and/or flat-out stole parts of that line from the album press release, but it’s goddamn perfect). “One Last Blue Text” follows, and finds our narrators telling a soul-crushingly real tale of a once-requited love that’s started to trend in a southerly direction, a victim of some of the complexities that plague us in 21st century America, specifically when one realizes that the object of their affection has switched from an iPhone to an Android device. The struggle, as we all know, is real. “Midwest Fuck Me” closes out the proverbial first side, and finds our protagonists again struggling macro issues, specifically with the state of higher education in the US. The song plays like a modern-day retelling of 1960’s classic “Hello Muddah Hello Faddah,” only our narrator isn’t lamenting being away at summer camp, he’s instead lamenting a decision to move to Ohio for college, a thousand miles away from the surf and avocados and reggae music in his native California.

“Side Two” gets things started with “The Ballad Of Me And My Funds,” is a rousing, working-class anthem for the children of the top one-percent-of-the-one-percent crowd, sure to be blasting from the speakers of your all of the Blohm + Voss’s in your neighborhood for decades to come. “Stand Up Pat L. Board” follows, and is a feel-good story about a young Arizonan who overcomes adversity and tackles the bullies in his new-found home town. This track, sung by the band’s inspirational bass player, who’s somewhat coincidentally also named Pat L. Board, will undoubtedly do for paddleboarding what Daniel LaRusso and Karate Kid did for the martial arts in the 1980s and what Mitchell Goosen and Airborne did for Rollerblading in the 1990s. Finally, The White Album EP closes out with “I’m Buying A Boat,” a heart-warming, ukulele-and-steel-drum driven ode to trading in your ladyfriend for a younger, hotter version, only WAIT, SHYAMALAN TWIST COMING, your ladyfriend reveals that she’s been nailing your best friend all along AND he’s got a bigger schmenzer than you. We’re pretty sure that’s the plot of Under The Tuscan Sun, right?

Anyway, if you’re still feeling the post-FEST blues or need a little pick-me-up while you’re digging the shovels out of the toolshed and tuning up the snowblower, fire up The White Album EP to cure what ails ya!

4.5/5 Stars



Brendan Kelly (Lawrence Arms, Falcon) and the Wandering Birds release lyric video for “Black Cat Boy”

Brendan Kelly’s project ‘Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds‘ have released a lyric video for the song ‘Black Cat Boy’.

Give it a listen below.

The first release from the band since 2012 was released on October 26 via Red Scare.



Nothington announce final European tour dates

Nothington announced back in April that they’re calling it quits at the end of the year. Before that though, the band take in a lengthy European and UK tour.

Full details of dates are below.



Tightwire (ffo: The Queers, Teenage Bottle Rocket) stream video for new single, “Six Feet Deep”

Tightwire is a Minneapolis pop-punk band that has been gracing Mid-West stages since 2016. Their debut album, “Six Feet Deep” drops this Friday, (10/16/18) on Red Scare Industries, who have played host to bands like The Lillingtons, The Copyrights and TBR. They’ve hooked-up with Dying Scene for the scoop on the band’s new title-track music video.

Six Feet Deep is a woeful love ballad… kind of, except it clocks in at a-minute-and-a-half long. It goes well with The Queers’ classic, Debra Jean, and is for anyone with a broken-hearted “DNR” tattoo.

While I can’t boast one of those, I can say that I know the feeling well, and this is easy listening music on any lonely Saturday night.  It’s old-fashioned pop-punk for wallflowers and left-overs, skeezers, steezers, and sleazers. They’ve got a few rad dates coming up with Kung-Fu Necktie, Teenage Bottle Rocket, Dillinger 4, and OWTH, to check out if they come through your town. Be sure and pick up the album when it drops on Friday and peep the first-take of Tightwire’s new video for “Six Feet Deep” with those show dates below.



Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds release lyric video for “Shitty Margarita”

Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds have released a lyric video for their new song “Shitty Margarita,” which comes from the bands’ upcoming album Keep Walkin’ Pal, which is set to be released digitally on October 26th, and on all physical formats on November 23rd via Red Scare Industries.

You can check out the video below.

Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds last released I’d Rather Die Than Live Forever in 2012.



Tightwire (punk) release music video for “Draggin Me”

Minnesotan punks Tightwire have released a music video for their song “Draggin Me.”

You can check it out below.

“Draggin Me” comes from the bands’ upcoming debut album, Six Feet Deep, which is set to be released on October 19th via Red Scare Industries.



Guerrilla Poubelle announce tour for next month with Lost Love

Paris punk staples Guerrilla Poubelle have just announced that next month they’ll be landing in the US and going on to Canada for tour! The guys will be heading off on tour with Montreal’s Lost Love for support.

Guerrilla Poubelle have most recently released “La nausée” which hit the streets in November of 2017. Lost Love have most recently released “Good Luck Rassco” which hit the public in May of this year.

Check out the tour dates below, and pick up some tickets here!



Tightwire sign to Red Scare Industries, announce debut album “Six Feet Deep”

Minnesotan punks Tightwire have just announced that they’ll be releasing their debut album “Six Feet Deep” through Red Scare Industries! According to the band regarding the new digs:

“We recorded the full record in our practice space using the cheapest recording gear imaginable and then handed it off to the great, Matt Allison. He made us sound like we totally know what we’re doing here. Thanks Matt!”

On the new addition to the family, Toby from Red Scare notes:

“So no shit, Erik from D4 texts me with a link to some music and I’m like, ‘Dammit, this is the 3rd demo today…’, then I listen and of course I love the shit out of the songs and feel like a real asshole all over again. But just to be clear, we don’t need any more submissions. We found the ONE good demo out there [laughs].” 

The album is expected to hit the public on October 19th which you can pre order here. Check out the track list below!



Elway performs “Better Whenever” at Live From the Rock Room

Colorado-based punk band Elway stopped by the Live at the Rock Room studio recently and performed “Better Whenever.” The song comes from their recent LP For the Sake of the Bit in April via Red Scare Industries.

Watch the video below.



Album Review: Elway – “For The Sake Of The Bit”

Elway return with their fourth full length release with the chaps opting for quality over quantity, delivering 25 minutes of mid-western tinged punk rock over 8 tracks.  The album is self produced and released by the mighty Red Scare Industries who seem to have handled all of their output since 2011’s Delusions.

For The Sake Of The Bit starts brightly with Inches, a mid tempo lambasting of music critics (gulp!) which suggests those who share their opinion online “GET FUCKED”.  From here, we dive straight into Hold On, the albums only real fast paced ripper and it’s a beauty. Next track, Crowded Conscience, slows things down a bit but builds to a beautifully crooned chorus which you’ll find yourself singing to anyone who’ll listen until they roll their eyes at you and walk away – or is that just me?  Selfish Masochistic Psychic Trauma starts with a jangly little intro which leads into a chugging, heavy chord progression drenched in melancholy and we are deep in classic Elway territory. The instrumentation dials back to let Tim’s vocals take centre stage and the song builds to a resounding chorus which impressively includes the name of the song in the lyrics.  Eating Crow and Perfect Silence continue the theme, mixing touches of melancholy with big, sing along choruses that keep the album ticking along nicely. Paper Guitars is a bit of an odd one for me, it’s a decent enough song and in keeping with the rest of the album but the final minute and a half is an instrumental with an inaudible woman’s voice talking over it. Interesting enough I guess but I don’t quite get the point of it, either make the talking understandable or don’t bother…but what do I know. The album finishes with Nobody Goes Into Meteorology For The Sunny Days which rounds things off nicely, walking the tightrope between positivity and pensiveness in the way Elway do best.

At this point these guys have crafted their own sound and are not really directly comparable to many others, however if you’re into Red City Radio, The Lawrence Arms or The Menzingers you are probably going to dig the fuck out of this.

4/5



Nothington announce European Festival tour dates

Nothington has announced that they will be playing a few European Festivals, which include stops at Brakrock, Punk Rock Holiday and Italy’s Bay Fest. Be sure to catch them on what is most likely their farewell tour as they continue to break the hearts of punk rock fans worldwide.

Check the dates below.