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Frank Turner and Xtra Mile Announce Opening Slot Competition for Lost Evenings – Boston

Well this is a pretty cool opportunity if you’re in the Boston area (because we don’t have enough cool things going on here)!

As you probably know by now, the great Frank Turner will be holding the third installment of his Lost Evenings shows in Boston, Massachusetts, in a couple months. The four-night run of sold-out shows at House Of Blues features a different theme each night. The final night, May 19th, has been dubbed the Xtra Mile Night, and finds Turner teaming up with his long-running UK-based label hosting a handful of Xtra Mile Recordings vets like Against Me!, Skinny Lister and Trapper Schoep as openers. They’ve also announced a contest that will allow a kick-ass opening band a chance to kick the festivities off. Think you’ve got what it takes? Head here to find out how you and your band can enter!

Turner recently wrapped recording sessions for his eight studio album, which will serve as follow-up to last year’s Be More Kind.



Frank Turner finishes new album

Frank Turner recently announced that he has finished recording his eighth studio album with producer Catherine Marks. He tweeted:

“It’s a wrap! Just finished tracking album 8 with the incredible @cjmarks. Keeping the details close to my chest for now, and we have yet to mix, but very excited to have a sprawling experimental bunch of songs in the bag. Should be out later in the year!”

The new album will be the follow-up to Be More Kind, which was released last May via Xtra Mile Recordings.



Ducking Punches announce UK acoustic tour with Harker and George Gadd

Norwich, UK based folk-punks Ducking Punches have announced some UK acoustic tour dates with Harker and George Gadd.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Ducking Punches is getting set to release their new album, Alamort, on February 16th via Xtra Mile.



Frank Turner releases “Don’t Worry” EP

British singer/songwriter Frank Turner has released an EP titled “Don’t Worry”, featuring a single of the same name from his last album “Be More Kind” as well as 2 new tracks. “Bar Staff” is one of those newbies and it’s going to be a Frank Turner classic, mark my words. You can stream the release on Spotify

Be More Kind was released May 4 via Xtra Mile Recordings.



Beans on Toast (Comedy, UK) Streams Video for “Alexa”

UK comedy folk punker Beans on Toast has released a music video for an hilarious tune about internet retail giant Amazon’s voice activated “home assistance” unit, Alexa. The track, also titled “Alexa”, questions the eventual capabilities of such a device monitoring every aspect of people’s lives, culminating in a future in which the sun itself is blocked out by an ominous shadow of Amazon delivery drones.

You can check out “Alexa” below and you definitely should because it’s bloody funny.

The track also appears on Beans on Toast’s 10th studio album, A Bird In The Hand, set for release on December 1st.



Against Me! stream “People Who Died” for Songs That Saved My Life compilation

A few weeks back Hopeless Records and Sub City announced an amazing project called Songs That Saved My Life. The compilation features bands covering songs that have inspired and helped them get through the toughest of times in life. The latest teaser is Against Me! covering the Jim Carroll hit “People Who Died”. When asked why they chose this song Laura Jane Grace had this to say: ““Choosing to cover a song that is filled with death to be featured on a compilation dedicated to the thought that music can save your life seemed completely fitting to me. I’ve always thought music was about taking all the sadness, pain, fear and trouble that you have weighing on you and turning it into something empowering, celebratory and life-affirming.”

You can check out the stirring Against Me! cover below.

A few weeks back Neck Deep released their cover of “Torn” and if these two songs are any sign of what the rest of this album will sound like, we are in for a treat. This project benefits a variety of mental health and suicide prevention organizations. Currently, this project benefits Crisis Text Line, Hope For The Day, The Trevor Project, and To Write Love On Her Arms. As well, last month, the Songs That Saved My Life grant was announced. The $10,000 grant will be awarded to a fan or band partnering with a non-profit organization related to mental health awareness and/or suicide prevention. 



Oxygen Thief release new track “Uncommon People”

Bristol based acoustic punk artist turned rock-trio Oxygen Thief are to release their third album, Confusion Species, via Xtra Mile Recordings on 16th November. Following first advance track “Graffitti; Irony; Lists” the band have followed up with another track “Uncommon People”. Have a listen below.

Album pre-orders are up now.



Oxygen Thief to release new album “Confusion Species”

Bristol based acoustic punk artist turned rock-trio Oxygen Thief are to release their third album, “Confusion Species”, via Xtra Mile Recordings on 16th November. The album is the follow up to “The Half-Life Of Facts”, which came out four years ago.

To mark the announcement, you can have a listen to lead single “Graffiti; Irony; Lists” below (along with upcoming tour dates). Pre-orders are also up.



Andrew Seward rejoins Against Me!

Five years after parting ways with Against Me! after serving as the band’s bass player for more than a decade, Andrew Seward is back in the fold!

In a statement that accompanied the above picture (taken by Joe Leonard) on her Instagram page, band leader Laura Jane Grace reported the news that had been rumored since Seward sat in on a surprise show in Detroit late last month:

As some people may have noticed there’s been some change happening within @againstme recently and the shows we played in Detroit, Cleveland and Lansing a week ago were Andrew’s first shows back with the band in over 5 years. I don’t really know how to succinctly explain the reasons behind this happening so I’m going to pass on trying. All I want to say is that I love Inge, am forever thankful for our time playing together and what I learned from it and wish him nothing but the best in life. Been going through a period of great change in general lately and this is probably not the last time this year I’m going to have to ask that people be understanding of a choice made, there’s no maliciousness behind my intentions, I just gotta go after what I want.
We head back out on tour again last week of July and 1st week of August.

For his part, now-former bassist Inge Johansson, also issued a statement with a similar tone via Instagram:

PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT: After 5 years, 2 albums and 515 shows I’m no longer a member of Against Me! I had a good run! I was a fan of the band before I joined, and I will always support them. I wish them good luck in the future, and I want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you fans who showed me so much love from day one. I never took that for granted. A lot of you people have reached out to ask me if I’m ok and I appreciate that, but haven’t had time to get back to you all. Life changes, but the music is still in my soul and my heart is always to the left so I consider myself to be in a good place. Much love and respect to you all and I hope to see you soon again!

Against Me! have been busy working on a follow-up to their last full-length, 2016’s Shape Shift With Me. Seward last appeared on 2010’s White Crosses and it’s 2011 follow-up Black Crosses.



Frank Turner announces tour of the United States


British singer/songwriter Frank Turner will be touring the United States in support of his latest album Be More Kind. He’ll be touring with his backing band The Sleeping Souls and supporting him on the tour will be Lucero and The Menzingers.  Check out the dates and locations below.

Be More Kind was released May 4 via Xtra Mile Recordings.



Laura Jane Grace releases new song “Park Life Forever”

Against Me!‘s Laura Jane Grace has released a new song called “Park Life Forever,” which she wrote about her summer adventures with her daughter Evelyn.  Here’s what she had to say about the song:

“This past summer my daughter learned to ride a bike which was a lot of fun. Everyday we would wake up and ride our bikes to the park, and on the way we would stop and get coffee and lemonade. She would play on the playground for hours and I would read in the grass. Then we would eat ice cream. It was the best. As the summer was ending, I started working on this song. It’s been a long winter. I’m ready for summer again (I think everyone is), so I thought this would be a fun song to share with everyone and help usher in those summertime vibes!”

You can stream the song below, and then check out the video where Laura goes into more detail about it.



Against Me! announce West Coast Spring Tour

Punk veterans Against Me! have announced that they will be heading out on a tour of the West Coast this spring. The 14-date tour will start on May 11th in Bellingham, WA and ends on May 28th in Las Vegas, NV for their appearance at Punk Rock Bowling.

They will be accompanied by Chris Farren, Paper Dolls, A Giant Dog, and Turbonegro (co-headline) on select dates. You can view a full list of dates and locations/support below. Tickets and all other information can be found here.

Against Me! released their latest album, Shape Shift With Me, via Total Treble.



Frank Turner streams the title track from upcoming album “Be More Kind”

Frank Turner is streaming the title track from his upcoming album “Be More Kind”. The full length is out May 4th via Xtra Mile RecordingsPre-orders are up now. 

The song follows recent single, “1933“. You can have a listen to it below.



Against Me! and Turbonegro switching performance days for Punk Rock Bowling

Due to complications in scheduling, Against Me! and Turbonegro are switching performance days for this year’s Punk Rock Bowling. Turbonegro will be performing on Sunday, May 27th at 7:25, and Against Me! will perform on Monday, May 28th at 7:25. You can check out the updated flyer below.



Frank Turner releases video for new track “1933”, details album and tour

Frank Turner has released an animated video for “1933”, taken from his upcoming album “Be More Kind”. The full length is out May 4th via Xtra Mile Recordings. Pre-orders are up now. “1933” follows on from the first advance track from the album, “There She Is“.

The video, album tracklist info and details of a lengthy North American tour, are below.