Philadelphia indie rock act Dogs On Acid have announced U.K. tour dates.
You can check out the tour dates below.
Their self-titled LP album came out August 28th through Jade Tree Records.
Spraynard is the type of band a lot of people are going to call pop-punk. They’re not, but they have the same melodic sensibilities. At its heart its too weird, too adult to be labeled pop-anything. This is the kind of grownup pop punk we all call melodic punk and pretend is a different beast altogether. Spraynard sounds like an overweight and funny friend that wears thigh length shorts. Its post-hipster malaise given a voice through song. Like the guy with an ironic mustache and pop culture knowledge aplenty woke up as a twenty-nine year old with a bald spot and asked, “What the fuck am I doing with my life?” Mable is their latest album after a break, and it sounds like someone waking up as an adult after years of skateboarding and house shows and TV watching, realizing that they’re not a kid anymore and not the adult they want to be.
“Applebee’s Bar” might win my award for Most Evocative Title of the year. Its corporate and sad, rustically dressed and stuffed with blue-collar decor, and so far removed from authenticity. I wonder if the phrase is a self-deprecating shot at their own music. Catchy and melodic, with just enough of a confessional nature to be taken seriously. Does Spraynard think they’re posers at heart? “Applebee’s Bar” is filled with great couplet after great couplet, its opening of “I am every person that you’ve ever ignored, I am the flaming bag of dog shit on your porch” comes across almost as a self-loathing mission statement. Its the kind of lines that makes me hope that Spraynard isn’t just another Applebee’s bar, that it’s not just a sophisticated approximation of sincerity, that beneath the facade there is a real beating heart.
Mable is actually stuffed with a great tracks, and one of the best things about it is that they aren’t afraid to cover the self-deprecating material no one else will. How many punk rock songs have you heard from a male artist that talk about body shame? “Pond” isn’t afraid to go there. The best songs out there are the ones that cut through social standards and make you cringe, the ones that say something so personal that you almost wish it was left unsaid. Almost.
The musical element is never left behind in the mass of open sores, and it’s what make Mable transcend others of its type. Listen to “Bench” and its slow riffs that roll like crashing waves. The music is always in step with the lyrical content. Nothing feels out of place, it all works together to deliver a feeling and at the end, whether pretty or not, its as good as any painting of a sunset or a grove of trees, only louder.
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 12:24 PM (PST) by milhouse
Florida progressive/emo/whatever band You Blew It! is streaming a new track entitled “Punker Than Thou”.
The song is previously unreleased, and will premiere on A.V. Club’s latest “Singles Club #6” 7-inch series.
Have a listen below.
Additionally, the band will be heading out on tour with Sorority Noise and Microwave around the Southeast and East Coast of the US, dates and locations of which can be seen here.
You Blew It!’s last release was EP “Pioneer of Nothing” which came out this past January on Jade Tree Records.
Friday, July 17, 2015 at 1:29 PM (PST) by Gina Skidz
Pennsylvania pop-punks Spraynard released a new album called Mable last week, and they now have a new video up for the track “Buried.” You can check it out below. The well-produced video shows lead singer Pat Graham bummin’ out at work, where he caters to a bunch of jerky customers. But never fear–by the end of the video, punk saves the day as Graham defies his boss and plays a show at work.
Mable came out on July 10th via Jade Tree Records. Spraynard last released the 7-inch Bench in May.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 at 1:35 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Philadelphia’s Socialite have signed to Jade Tree with plans to release a new 7″ titled I See You/I Don’t Care on July 24th, and a full-length album further down the line.
Give the EP’s second track “Chained To The Grave” a listen below, and stay tuned as more info on that LP comes to light.
Pennsylvania punk trio Spraynard are streaming their upcoming full length album Mable in its entirety.
You can give it a listen here.
Mable is due out on July 10th via Jade Tree Records. Spraynard last released the 7-inch, Bench, in May.
Spraynard last released the 7-inch, Bench, in May. You can also buy a copy of that here.
Thursday, June 4, 2015 at 9:16 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Pennsylvania punks Spraynard are keeping themselves quite busy in 2015, including work on a new album. The band has just released details surrounding the new work, which is entitled “Mable”.
Spraynard have also added a few shows to their tour schedule. Check out the updated list of dates/locations here.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 8:33 AM (PST) by Midwest Punk
Pennsylvania punks Spraynard are keeping themselves quite busy in 2015, including work on a new album. Now we’re hearing a bit of what that album will sound like, with a new song, “Bench.” Listen below.
The song will be on the band’s Jade Tree Records debut, on which we still don’t have any details. But first, the track will be on their new 7-inch, Bench. That’s due out May 19th via Jade Tree, and you can pre-order it right here.
Spraynard have also added a few shows to their tour schedule. Check out the updated list of dates/locations below the music.
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 1:49 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Orlando, FL/Philadelphia, PA hardcore act Direct Effect have signed to Jade Tree Records with plans to begin recording a new record following their upcoming European tour. Check out the dates below, and stay tuned for more details on the album.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 5:05 PM (PST) by jaystone
Philadelphia indie rock act Dogs On Acid (ft. members of Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader) announced today that they’ve signed to Jade Tree Records. Not only that, but the band are said to be hard at work on their debut full length, which Jade Tree will release this summer. Stay tuned!
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 5:07 PM (PST) by writeofpassage
You Blew It! are definitely evolving by the release and Pioneer of Nothing shows exactly why. Given their twinkly nature and emo-flagship disposition, there’s nothing vastly new on this three-tracker, however, the way the balancing act with clean productions and rough-scratchy sounds that feel like demos come unbound, you can sense that these guys are ready to stop giving a fuck what haters think…and keep doing what they’re doing.
They’re more assured in their sound – wispy, sincere a la Keep Doing What You’re Doing but still so underground and accessible a la Grow Up, Dude. “Lanai” and “Bedside Manor” are melodic jingles that exemplify this balance and as catchy as they get, there’s still an underlying tension. In the ballad “Your Side” which closes off things, there’s a lot of cynicism here that also shows no matter how crooning they get, You Blew It! aren’t the juvenile kids you loved in 2012. There’s something much more real and in their evolution, the musical sense of urgency in each chord comes out.
For fans of Into It. Over It. and American Football, if you wanted to hear the long-lost love-child of Cap’n Jazz, then this is the band you should be listening to.
Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 1:55 PM (PST) by kimofhearts
The group just released a new song called “Haulin’ Oats,” which you can check out here. The track is their contribution for Lame-O Records 6-way split, Strength in Weakness, which features Modern Baseball, Beach Slang, Marietta, The Weaks and Hurry. The album benefits United Cerebral Palsy and you can order it here.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 10:14 AM (PST) by Midwest Punk
The song is off the band’s upcoming EP, Pioneer Of Nothing, which is due out next week (January 27th) on Jade Tree Records.
I'm not sure if it's the vocals reminiscent of the original singer from UK punk act Drones, or very early days Davey Havok, but something about the new EP from Milwaukee hardcore act Mud Dog is really grabbing my attention. It might be the gang vocals on title track "Strike Back" or the change ups with secondary singers on a few of the songs. Or all of the above. The point is "Strike Back" is worth a listen for any hardcore punk fans, all the more so since it's up for free download on bandcamp.