Psychobilly Legends THE METEORS Celebrate The Release Of Their Newest Album SKULL N BONES With A Killer Video For “A NIGHT IN THE TOMBS!” Los Angeles, CA – Meteors fans have been hotly anticipating the release of the band’s newest full-length album, Skull N Bones, for awhile now, but they’ve been even more eagerly awaiting an opportunity to see the band perform live. After all, The Meteors have built their reputation as one of the most outrageously raucous bands on the planet by putting together a high energy performance at every show, blending their punk rock sensibility and attitude with the swagger and style of rockabilly. Well, today The Meteors are proud to announce that the wait for their new album is finally over as Skull N Bones officially hits the street today, and accompanying the album is a fantastic new video that will at least gives fans a taste of what’s in store for them when the band is able to launch an official, full-scale world tour behind the album. The video for “A Night In The Tombs” consists of brand new footage shot while the members are in quarantine and mixed with excellent live footage of the band from older shows. It’s a genuinely thrilling way to launch the new album and is sure to get the fans clamoring for more!
Sacri-Political sent me a copy of their new single, Shove It Up Your Ass!, and well, fuck yeah. It rocks in an old school way that reminds me of the snottiness of Wasted Youth’s “Fuck Authority”.
There’s, of course a very compelling reason there’s such an “old school” sound. They’ve been around for a couple minutes. According to the band’s bio:
‘Sacripolitical (1982 – 1993, 2019 – present) is a punk rock band from Marin County, CA. The name Sacripolitical refers to the band members’ attitude toward politics. Just as a person who is sacrilegious is irreverent toward the sacred, Sacripolitical plays songs, like “Peace: Under our Supervision,” “The Nihilist Void,” and “Napalm Baby,” that are politically and philosophically irreverent.’
The track is both irreverent and finger wagging, opening a view into what I think a lot of people have felt during the pandemic. It is kind of the idea that everything is pretty fucked, because everybody (politicians, corporations, racists, zealots) keep fucking everything up. Everything is fucked. It’s your fault, and you can, well, shove it up your ass.
The music itself is a mid-tempo 3-chord banger. Very straight forward 4-piece punk rock with a little bit of a shuffle to it. It’s not out to pave new roads, but fits nicely in the well worn grooves in the asphalt.
The B-side, “Gogol’s Nose” is in a little more of a DK vein, but with some horn parts dropped in. At any rate, I dig it. Check it out. Support local music any way you can.
Philadelphia indie punk band Mannequin Pussy will release their new EP Perfecton May 21. The EP is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2019 album Patience which landed the band on End of Year lists for Flood, NPR, Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Spin, Vogue, and more.
Today, the band share the first look at Perfect with “Control,” with the cathartic music video directed by the band’s vocalist/guitarist Missy.
At the start of 2020, everything was looking up for Mannequin Pussy. The band had released their third album, Patience, and was touring steadily behind it. After nearly a decade of playing, the band finally had gotten the chance to turn music into a full-time occupation. And then, COVID-19 reached the United States, rescinding life as many people knew it. For a while, it seemed like maybe the lull would be temporary, a brief pause before things could resume as they were. And then the numbers ballooned, and the months stretched on, and memories of rooms packed with strangers started to feel alien, dangerous even in imagination. Mannequin Pussy’s new Perfect EP bursts forth from those sprawling months of social isolation and internet-fueled anxiety.
After spending most of the year apart from each other and everyone else in 2020, Mannequin Pussy decided to book studio time and work together in person again. They brought two pre-written songs into the session, but opted to write new material together on the fly from the excitement of reunion. “We just figured if we forced ourselves into this situation where someone could hit ‘record,’ something might come out,” Missy says. “We’d never written that way before.” What came out of that compressed session time with Grammy Nominated producer Will Yip, are some of Mannequin Pussy’s most furious, incandescent songs yet.
PERFECT TRACK LISTING 1. Control 2. Perfect 3. To Lose You 4. Pigs is Pigs 5. Darling
Mannequin Pussy is Missy (vocals/guitar/keys), Colins “Bear” Regisford (bass), and Kaleen Reading (drums).
Ska-punk pioneers The Mighty Mighty BossToneS will release their 11th studio record When God Was Greaton May 7 via Hellcat Records.
Co-produced by longtime collaborator Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys) and Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong (Transplants, Jimmy Cliff), When God Was Great is the culmination of their extensive and all-embracing career and sees the band bringing back friends, tourmates, and bandmates from the past for a sonic celebration that stresses the power of perseverance and human connection during tumultuous times. The album features 15-tracks that initially arose out of a collective sense of loss.
“We were lightly writing songs before the insanity without any sort of timeline in mind. All of a sudden, the world changed and benchmark events in a very long career that we were looking forward to, such as playing with the Madness at the Greek Theatre, were taken away from us,” explains frontman Dicky Barrett. “With all of this time on our hands, we started writing at a quickened pace and we were really inspired. As grim as everything around us was in the outside world, this was the most fun we ever had making a record.
WHEN GOD WAS GREAT TRACK LISTING 1. DECIDE 2. M O V E 3. I DON’T BELIEVE IN ANYTHING 4. CERTAIN THINGS 5. BRUISED 6. LONELY BOY 7. THE KILLING OF GEORGIE (PART III) 8. YOU HAD TO BE THERE 9. WHEN GOD WAS GREAT 10. WHAT IT TAKES 11. LONG AS I CAN SEE THE LIGHT 12. THE TRUTH HURTS 13. IT WENT WELL 14. I DON’T WANT TO BE YOU 15. THE FINAL PARADE
Since their formation in 1983, the BossToneS have been credited as one of the forefathers of ska punk and the creators of its subgenre, ska-core. With a career spanning over 30-years Boston’s best dressed band has built and continued to build a devoted following with their unique brass-infused brand of punk rock. To date they have released ten studio records; Devil’s Night Out (1989), More Noise and Other Disturbances (1992), Don’t Know How to Party (1993), Question the Answers (1994), Let’s Face It (1997), Pay Attention (2000), A Jackknife to a Swan (2002), Pin Points and Gin Joints (2009), The Magic of Youth (2011), and While We’re at It (2018).