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Red Kross announce 2020 European/UK tour

Californian legends Red Kross have announced a lengthy European and UK tour for 2020. The month long stint sees them start in Netherlands on April 2nd and finish in London May 2nd. They are touring new LP Beyond The Door.

Full details of the tour are below.

New Video: Bob Mould – “Lost Faith” from upcoming album “Sunshine Rock”

The legendary Bob Mould has got a brand-new solo album coming out in less than a week. It’s called Sunshine Rock, and it marks Mould’s thirteen studio album as a solo artist. The third sneak-peak we get from the album comes by way of a slightly long-form video for the track “Lost Faith,” which finds the songwriter a target of constant, increasing surveillance in his current home country of Germany. It’s pretty well done, if you ask us. Check it out below.

Sunshine Rock is due out February 8th on Merge Records. It marks his first release since 2016’s Patch The Sky.

New Music: Bob Mould – “What Do You Want Me To Do” from upcoming album, “Sunshine Rock”

Not entirely sure how this one slipped under our radar, but better late than never, right? Anyway, the inimitable Bob Mould, as you should know, has an album coming out on February 3rd. It’s called Sunshine Rock, and you can pre-order it right here. Back in October, he debuted the title track from that very album; listen to it here.

Also available is the album’s second “single,” if we’re still calling them that. It’s called “What Do You Want Me To Do,” and you can check it out below.

Starting Valentine’s Day in Washington DC, Mould is heading out on tour in support of Sunshine Rock – head here for details. Sunshine Rock is due out on Merge Records, and marks Mould’s first album since 2016’s Patch The Sky.

Stream the new Fucked Up album “Dose Your Dreams”

Fucked Up released their new album, Dose Your Dreams, today (October 5th) via Merge Records/Arts & Crafts. Find some caffeine and stream it loud below

Dose Your Dreams is the bands’ first full length since 2014’s Glass Boys.

Fucked Up continue to stream more tracks ahead of their new album…

Fucked Up release their new album, Dose Your Dreams, on October 5th (this Friday) via Merge Records/Arts & Crafts. Following the recent “House of Keys“, the band are streaming two more songs, “Dose Your Dreams” and “Accelerate”.

You can have a listen over on Stereogum now.

Fucked Up release new track “House Of Keys”


Fucked Up are streaming another new track, “House Of Keys”, taken from their upcoming album, Dose Your Dreams, out October 8th via Merge Records/Arts & Crafts. 

You can have a listen below. Dose Your Dreams is the bands’ first full length since 2014’s Glass Boys.

Fucked Up release music video for “Normal People”

Canadian harcore act Fucked Up have released a new video for their song “Normal People,” which comes from their upcoming album, Dose Your Dreams, that is set to be released on October 8th via Merge Records/Arts & Crafts. 

You can check it out below.

Dose Your Dreams is the bands’ first full length since 2014’s Glass Boys.

Fucked Up release video for new track “Raise Your Voice Joyce” ahead of album

Canadian harcore act Fucked Up are to release a new album, “Dose Your Dreams”, on October 8th via Merge Records/Arts & Crafts. To mark the announcement, the band have released a video for track two of the album, “Raise Your Voice Joyce”. Full album details and pre-orders are up on Bandcamp. The record is the first full length since 2014’s “Glass Boys”.

You can watch the video below.

Titus Andronicus performs four songs for A Fistful of Vinyl Sessions

New Jersey punk group Titus Andronicus recently stopped by A Fistful of Vinyl to play four songs including “A More Perfect Union” from their 2010 release The Monitor, as well as “Fired Up,” “Dimed Out,” and “Fatal Flaw,” from their latest release The Most Lamentable Tragedy.

You can check out the videos below.

The Most Lamentable Tragedy was released on July 28th, 2015 through Merge Records.

Titus Andronicus release video for “69 Stones” off upcoming album “[email protected] Rock:Five Nights at the Opera”

New Jersey punk group Titus Andronicus have released a new song and an accompanying video. The song is called “69 Stones” and it comes off of their upcoming album “[email protected] Rock: Five Nights at the Opera” which is set to drop July 29th via Merge Records.

You can watch the video below.

Their most recent album “The Most Lamentable Tragedy”, which came out in 2015, was really good and, in my opinion, this one will be even better. We will keep you updated as the date nears but while you wait, click here to watch their video for “Sun Salutation” and “[No Future] Part V”.

Titus Andronicus release double-track live video for “Sun Salutation/No Future Part V”

New Jersey punk band Titus Andronicus have released released the double-track live video for “Sun Salutation” and “[No Future] Part V,” both taken from their rock-opera ‘The Most Lamentable Tragedy’ as well as their forthcoming live album, ‘[email protected] ROCK’. The latter is due on the 29th July via Merge.

You can watch the video below.

Titus Andronicus’ latest album was The Most Lamentable Tragedy, which was released on July 28th, 2015 through Merge Records.

DS Photo Gallery: Bob Mould w/Ted Leo, Boston, MA (5/1/16)

Now that the debut Ramones album has officially celebrated its fortieth birthday, the little corner of the world that we refer to as the punk rock scene as now officially entered its fifth decade. Perhaps more than most subcultures, ours has obviously had its fair share of artists burn out quickly and catastrophically. Some of those that held on did so for a hair (or a decade) too long, continuing to tour as sad or comical shells of their former anarchic selves. But we’ve also got a small-but-growing list of artist whose influence and importance has reached iconic status AND who are still putting out music and performing at such a high level that they’re arguable as vital now as they’ve ever been. If you’re mentally compiling that list in your head and you get through half a dozen names without reaching Bob Mould, you’ve undoubtedly got some serious reevaluating to do.

Mould is presently touring in support of his latest release, Patch The Sky, which marks not just his twelfth solo album since the late-80’s breakup of Husker Du, but the third album in what’s been billed as a bit of a late-season resurgence for Mould and his career. Following 2012’s Silver Age and 2014’s Beauty & Ruin, all released on Merge Records, Patch The Sky features Mould and his current power trio lineup (Jason Nardusky on bass, Jon Wurster on drums) firing on all cylinders for the third time with another dozen blistering, emotionally charged anthems that have been Mould’s trademark for more than a quarter-century.

The Patch The Sky tour came through Boston’s Paradise Rock Club on May 1st and found Mould and company somehow able to blitz through close to two dozen songs (twenty-three, to be precise) in just a hair over 70 minutes. Aside from introducing the band, there was very little stage banter involved, meaning that the songs followed each other in rapid-fire succession, with barely a tuning or water break to be had. Half of the setlist (which you can see here) came from Mould’s three most recent releases, with three-quarters of Patch The Sky making appearances. A handful of Sugar songs naturally made the setlist, and the main set naturally finished with four Husker Du songs. While the tracks from Mould’s previous bands may qualify as the “crowd favorites,” there really isn’t much of a dropoff, as his solo material fits in quite seamlessly in both musical and lyrical intensity.

A quick break brought the band back out to the stage, accompanied by show-opener Ted Leo manning the drumkit, moving Wurster to frontman status for a rousing rendition of the Ramones’ classic “Beat On The Brat,” in honor of the aforementioned 40th anniversary of Ramones. The evening closed with the Husker Du rendition of “Love is All Around You,” perhaps better known as “the theme from Mary Tyler Moore,” and, of course, “Makes No Sense At All.” Catching Bob Mould live circa 2016 is a bit of a surreal experience on some levels. While there is a bit of well-earned “living legend” status bandied about by fans of Mould’s, the man himself seems to be nowhere near ready, willing or able to rest on his laurels, instead opting to play just as loud and frantic as ever.

As mentioned above, support on this night came from Ted Leo, performing solo on this particular run. Leo, primarily through is Ted Leo And The Pharmacists project, has always been one of those indie darlings that been just a hair below the mainstream radar for whatever reason. Leo is no doubt best known for his Pharmacists or, more recently, The Both projects (the latter with Aimee Mann), so it was fun to watch him perform as a one-man act, filling the instrumental voids with his own vastly underrated guitar abilities.

Check out our photo gallery below.

Titus Andronicus announce tour with Craig Finn of The Hold Steady

New Jersey prog-punk band Titus Andronicus have announced that they will be touring this March with The Hold Steady front man Craig Finn.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Titus Andronicus’ latest album was The Most Lamentable Tragedy, which was released on July 28th, 2015 through Merge Records.

New Video: Titus Andronicus – “No Future Part IV: No Future Triumphant”

New Jersey prog-punk band Titus Andronicus have unveiled the official music video for their track “No Future Part IV: No Future Triumphant.” Check it out below.

“No Future Part IV: No Future Triumphant” appears on the band’s latest masterpiece album “The Most Lamentable Tragedy,” which was released on July 28th, 2015 through Merge Records.

Album Review: Titus Andronicus – ‘The Most Lamentable Tragedy’

Titus Andronicus have always made rock exposition cinematic and theatrical through the most artistic, creative veins of freedom and expression a band could carve out. Their jarring storytelling is one of the key drivers with lyrics that unfold as the most intertwining and testing of chapters. Safe to say, they’re quite an experience. The Most Lamentable Tragedy follows suit and continues to expound on how they see the world. Is it their best to date? No. But it fits perfectly with the enormous catalog of stories they craft time after time, touching on so many threads from existentialism to death to rebirth, which definitely makes them worth appreciating.

As usual, it’s an eclectic mix with varying sounds mashing together. Titus have always been sleekly versatile without never really losing their essence. In doing so, most of their songs per record feel differentiated from each other and it’s this clever assembly/arrangement that reels you in, engrossing you in a band that’s never dwarfed by any influences but are still paying just tribute to what grooms their sound. “Lonely Boy” and “Stranded (On My Own)” are the melodic, raspy, indie-anthems you’d come to expect. Very motivated and focused. Patrick Stickles maintains his frantic, anxious and highly urgent sensibility on the mic to keep the tension painted on the wall, which makes something like “Look Alive” pop even more. Sure, it’s a Hüsker Dü tribute, but as with so many of their music, they totally make it their own.

Some of the tracks are too long. But that’s expected given how they love to flesh things out. It drops at a good time also, with mewithoutYou’s recent record sure to bring in comparisons. Both are worth it, I might add. Titus Andronicus’ however, has more of an emblematic feel and more of a signature, which smartly caps their body of work. Some tracks feel boring but overall, this is another intuitive record that feels like a piece of literature that they constantly peddle at your doorstep. Open the door and let them in. Flawed? Yes. But much more positives at hand.

3.5 / 5 Stars