Night Birds – 2018 Tour Dates

09/27/18 Denver, CO at 7th Circle Music Collective
09/28/18 Minneapolis, MN at MortimersBar
09/29/18 Chicago, IL at Cobra Lounge
10/19/18 Brooklyn, NY at Market Hotel w/ Spiritual Cramp, Radioactivity
10/20/18 Baltimore, MD at Ottobar w/ Radioactivity
10/24/18 Ybor City, FL at PRE-FEST
10/26/18 Gainesville, FL at THE FEST 17
11/09/18 Asbury Park, NJ at Asbury Park Brewery w/ Dark Thoughts
11/10/18 Asbury Park, NJ at Asbury Park Brewery w/ Conmen
11/23/18 Philadelphia, PA at Everybody Hits
12/05/18 Los Angeles, CA at Zebulon
12/06/18 Albany, CA at Ivy Room
12/07/18 Portland, OR at Tonic Lounge
12/08/18 Vancouver, BC Canada at SBC Restaurant
12/15/18 Allston, MA at Great Scott w/ Dark Thoughts

CULTURE ABUSE’S BAY DREAM OUT NOW

“Melodic garage-punk […] about letting go of the things that don’t matter.” – NPR 
“Sharp, polished piece of driving, guitar-centric power-pop” – Stereogum
“All the bad vibes are immediately being dashed away, replaced with something cheerier and sometimes downright saccharine.” – Noisey

Today marks the release of Bay Dream, the sophomore album from Culture Abuse. Bay Dream is the band’s first full-length release for Epitaph Records. Listen to Bay Dream at Spotify now.

Bay Dream includes the recently released single “Dip.” In creating the track’s high-concept yet lo-fi video (which premiered on Tuesday), director Ryan Baxley built a human-sized photocopy machine, and essentially turned the clip into an animated zine. Watch the video for “Dip” by Culture Abuse here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVTiKdTTOjE

Having just completed a tour with Turnstile and Touché Amoré, Culture Abuse are on tour now with The Bronx in Europe. Culture Abuse will return to the US in July for three record release shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Oakland, with special guest appearances. In addition, Culture Abuse will join Nothing for a co-headlining tour in the US in September.

CULTURE ABUSE TOUR DATES:

Jun 15 Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock

Jun 16 Hamburg – Logo

Jun 18 Leipzig – Conne Island

Jun 19 Prague – Eternia

Jun 20 Berlin – So 36

Jun 21 Karlsruhe – NCO Club

Jun 22 Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting

Jun 23 Schessel – Hurricane Festival

Jun 24 Neuhausen ob Eck – Southside Festival

Jun 25 Poitou-Charentes – La Mars

Jun 26 Decines-Charpieu – Warm Audio

Jun 29 Antwerp – Sommer Glom @ Kavka

Jun 30 Munster – Vainstream Rockfest

Jul 2 London, UK – Rough Trade East

Jul 3 Bristol, UK – Rough Trade

Jul 4 Nottingham, UK – Rough Trade

Jul 19 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade (Record Release Celebration)

Jul 27 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Record Release Celebration)

Jul 28 Oakland, CA – Good Mother (Record Release Celebration)

Sept 7 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

Sept 8 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Sept 9 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups

Sept 11 Detroit, MI – The Shelter

Sept 12 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Sept 13 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

Sept 14 Kansas City, KS – Record Bar

Sept 15 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Sept 18 San Jose, CA – The Ritz

Sept 19 San Francisco, CA – GAMH

Sept 20 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Sept 22 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

Sept 23 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge

Jun 16, Jun 25, Jun 26 with The Bronx

Jun 18 – Jun 21 with Modern Life is War and Cro-Mags

Sept 7- 23 with Nothing

Culture Abuse – Promo Photo – Credit Dan Monick

For more information on Culture Abuse, visit:

https://cultureabuse.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/cultureabusefanzine/

https://twitter.com/cultureabuse

https://www.instagram.com/cultureabusefanzine

ALKALINE TRIO ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES IN AUGUST AND OCTOBER

[Photo credit: Jon Weiner]

Today, Alkaline Trio announce US tour dates in August and October. The August dates begin August 3 in Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory and go throughout August 26 in Orlando, FL at House of Blues. The second leg picks up on October 4  in Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory and will conclude on October 18 in Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst.

Matt Skiba explains, “Seems like ages since we’ve properly toured and we couldn’t be more excited to get back out and play for the best fans a band could ask for. If people are half as psyched as we are then it’s gonna be a party!”

Fan club ticket pre-sale begins Monday June 11 at 10 am PST at http://alkalinetrio.shofetti.com. Public pre-sale begins Thursday June 14 at 10 am local time.

ALKALINE TRIO TOUR DATES

Aug 03 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory

Aug 04 Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin

Aug 06 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

Aug 08 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

Aug 09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

Aug 10 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

Aug 11 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

Aug 13 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

Aug 14 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!

Aug 16 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Aug 18 Boston, MA – House of Blues

Aug 19 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

Aug 21 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA

Aug 22 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

Aug 24 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

Aug 25 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven

Aug 26 Orlando, FL – House of Blues

Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Oct 06 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre

Oct 08 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

Oct 09 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

Oct 12 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Oct 15 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Oct 16 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

Oct 18 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

All dates with together PANGEA as support

 

For more information on Alkaline Trio, visit:

https://alkalinetrio.com

https://www.facebook.com/alkalinetrio/

https://twitter.com/alkaline_trio

STRUNG OUT TO RELEASE NEW EP, BLACK OUT THE SKY, ON FRIDAY, MAY 11!

FIRST SINGLE, “TOWN OF CORAZON,” NOW STREAMING

STRUNG OUT U.S. & CANADA WITH PENNYWISE ANNOUNCED!

We’re fired up to finally share with you the details of the new Strung Out EP, Black Out the Sky, to be released on May 11th. While Strung Out has made their name on intense, frenetic slabs of metal-influenced tech-punk, there is more to the band than meets the eye. It might come as a shock to learn that the band’s new eight-song release is an acoustic affair, but as vocalist Jason Cruz explains, it’s not nearly as surprising for the band members.

“Every song starts on an acoustic guitar for the most part,” Cruz begins. “If it’s a good song, it can be played acoustic. For about the past five years, I’ve been pushing the band to release a record in this format.”
The result is six brand new songs, as well as two re-worked older songs, “Matchbook” and “UnKoil.” Today, you can hear the first new track from the EP, “Town of Corazon,” over at Brooklyn Vegan. It’s a surprisingly subdued song from a band who is usually anything but that. As if that weren’t enough, Strung Out is touring the US and Canada with Pennywise, which kicks off this week!

Cruz and his bandmates—Kiley, Ramos and bassist Chris Aiken—began working on Black Out The Sky in January 2017 with producer Kyle Black, who they had previously teamed up with on 2015’s blistering Transmission.Alpha.Delta, and who played a role in the band deciding to re-work two older songs, “Matchbook” and “UnKoil,” for the release.

“Kyle is a fan of the band,” the singer says. “I am the kind of person who wants to stray and go out into the unknown when I’m in the studio, but Kyle represents our fans. He didn’t let me stray too far with the melody or the music—just far enough to keep it fresh.”

With no set deadline on the release, the recording process went on for nearly the entirety of 2017, allowing for song arrangements to bloom in ways Strung Out songs never had before. “The songs came out really super-dark, not jingly-jangly acoustic stuff,” Cruz says. “We had to get other musicians involved. Some of it is sparse and intimate, and some of it has a lot going on.”

During the recording process, the band decided they needed to part ways with Jordan Burns, the band’s drummer since 1993. Cruz stresses that this decision was not an easy one to make, but it had to happen for the continued existence of Strung Out. “I think the band needed it,” Cruz admits. “It needed to happen for the band to survive and grow. We got to a point where we were going to break up if it didn’t.”

While in the studio, Strung Out realized some of the acoustic songs still needed drums. So the band enlisted their friend Sean Winchester, an accomplished drummer who has played with Everclear, Buckcherry and more, to fill out their sound. For their upcoming live shows, Strung Out will enlist RJ Shankle of California skate-punk band (and former tourmates) Runaway Kids to man the throne. Cruz is ecstatic about not only the fresh blood in his band, but what it means moving forward.

“Really, the whole theme of this record is rebirth,” he explains. “It’s the rebirth of our brotherhood and being a band. It’s astounding when you can keep a relationship together for three decades. There’s something so special about the music we write. We’re brothers beyond any kind of blood. It vindicates that we’re doing something right.

“I always ask myself, ‘What nerve do I have to get in front of a microphone?’” Cruz continues. “The fact that I kept this relationship together for 30 years says we worked through some shit. In our darkest times, we always came out with something beautiful because of it. In my mind, that gives me the right to get in front of that microphone.”

On Black Out The Sky, Cruz continues to dig deep internally, exploring parts of himself he’s yet to fully understand, taking the listener along for the ride, no matter how bumpy it may get.

“When we were kids, we all said, ‘Fuck God, fuck religion, fuck the government, let’s destroy it all,’” the frontman states. “Great. We did that. Punk rock did that. What are you gonna replace it with? Black Out The Sky is all about looking inward and finding what’s always been there, that intuition, that something to all of us. I don’t know what it is, but it’s the journey to find it and acknowledge it.”

Musically, the EP careens from songs that could be ported to full-band electric arrangements easily (“Requiem,” the title track) to mid-tempo grunge indebted to Alice In Chains (“The Architect”) to a full-on rollicking country song (“Duke Of Sorrow”). Cruz’s favorite number is “Town Of Corazon,” a surprisingly fragile song from a band who is usually anything but that. “’Town Of Corazon’ has the most balls we’ve ever displayed because it’s sweet and tender,” he admits. “It brings reference to spring and a new awakening. I’m so tired of screaming, the same riff, the same breakdown… I can’t stomach it anymore. Slipping in a sweet melody is the punkest thing we could do.”

Nearly three decades in, Strung Out is not driven by trends but instead by each other. As Cruz relays, “There is no ‘me’ in this band. It’s us. Whatever we think of, we’re gonna do it. Sometimes, people want to maintain a youthful aura about their band. That’s gone. We’re old dudes. But we’ve learned a thing or two. There’s nothing wrong with being an old dude. Lemme show you a road that I found; come with me.”

STRUNG OUT  Tour Dates:

03/09/18 Boise, ID at Knitting Factory w/ Pennywise
03/10/18 Bend, OR at Midtown w/ Pennywise
03/11/18 Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory w/ Pennywise
03/13/18 Victoria, BC Canada at Capital Ballroom w/ Pennywise
03/14/18 Vancouver, BC Canada at Commodore w/ Pennywise
03/16/18 Costa Mesa, CA at OC Fair & Event Center Musink w/ Descendents, Blink 182
03/17/18 Edmonton, AB Canada at Union Hall w/ Pennywise
03/19/18 Saskatoon, SK Canada at O’Brians Event Center w/ Pennywise
03/20/18 Winnipeg, MB Canada at Garrick w/ Pennywise
03/22/18 Des Moines, IA at Woolys w/ Pennywise
03/23/18 Omaha, NE at Sokol w/ Pennywise
05/18/18 Los Angeles, CA at Regent Theater w/ Strife, La Armada, Twilight  (Record Release Show)

BLACK  OUT THE SKY  track listing:

1. The Architect
2. Black Out the Sky
3. Town of Corazon
4. Unkoil (from An American Paradox)
5. Requiem
6. Duke of Sorrow
7. Matchbook (from Twisted by Design)
8. Presidio

Jeff Rosenstock Releases Video for “Melba”

Jeff Rosenstock Releases Video for “Melba”

POST- Out Now on Polyvinyl & Quote Unquote Records
Winter Tour Dates

“The magnetic Jeff Rosenstock stays fully armed with his power-pop anthems, as full of indomitable hooks as they are of paralyzing doubt and cynicism.” –Ian Cohen, Pitchfork

“His most accomplished album yet.” –Greg Kot, Chicago Tribune

“A record that feels like a generous gesture, an invigorating beacon of hope amid so much despair.”
Steven Hyden, Uproxx

“Ultimately Jeff Rosenstock is an avowed pessimist constantly surrendering to creative optimism.”
-Ken Tucker, NPR’s Fresh Air

Jeff Rosenstock certainly knows how to start 2018 the right way – by surprise releasing his brand new album POST- on New Year’s Day for free download/donation on Bandcamp via Quote Unquote Records. He also announced his new label home – Polyvinyl Record Co. – who will give POST- a physical release on vinyl, cassette and CD on March 23, 2018. Pre-order is currently available.

After receiving rave reviews almost everywhere imaginable (NPR, Pitchfork, Uproxx, The Ringer, Stereogum, MTV, VICE, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune, Paste, BrooklynVegan, Billboard, AV Club, the list goes on…), Jeff is dropping a new video today for the song “Melba” off POST-. Directed by Ben Epstein and David Combs, the video packs the kinetic, off-kilter, destructive punch that’s everything you’d expect in a Jeff Rosenstock video.

Co-director David Combs says of the concept, “Jeff wanted to make a video featuring a character who, consequence free, carelessly destroys everything around them. The idea of such a character reminded me of how often the abuse of power is a thoughtless exercise for those who hold it, so we decided to expand on the idea and make it a commentary on how abusive patterns get replicated — where the effects are passed downward hierarchically and the people with the least power experience the consequences most intensely. You know, also it’s fun to watch people smash shit, so we tried to have a good time with that too.”

Upcoming tour dates (tour starts today!) and a full bio on Jeff and the record can be found below. Get ready for more exciting news – 2018 promises to be a big year for Jeff.

Fuck white power, fuck the NRA, viva punk rock, viva Jeff Rosenstock!

POST- Tracklisting:
01) USA
02) Yr Throat
03) All This Useless Energy
04) Powerlessness
05) TV Stars
06) Melba
07) Beating My Head Against A Wall
08) 9/10
09) Let Them Win

2018 Tour Dates:

02/15 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge %^

02/16 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room %^

02/17 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA San Diego @ You’re Going To Hate This Fest

02/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom %^ [SOLD OUT]

02/22 – San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall @ Noise Pop %^

02/24 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium %^

03/06 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger #$

03/07 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #$

03/08 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda #$

03/09 – Houston, TX @ Secret Group #$

03/10 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa @ Community Records Block Party

04/07 – Las Vegas, NV @ Emerge Music & Impact Conference

04/18 – Washington, DC @ Union Stage !&

04/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw !&

04/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw !& [SOLD OUT]

04/21 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club !&

04/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer !&

04/24 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s !&

04/25 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch !&

04/26 – Chicago, IL @ Logan Square Auditorium !& [SOLD OUT]

04/27 – Minneapolis, MN @ University of Minnesota !&

04/28 – Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo – Back Room !& [SOLD OUT]

04/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway !&

05/01 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups !&

05/02 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall !&

05/26 – 05/28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch! Music Festival

 

% w/ ROAR
^ w/ Lemuria
# w/ Chris Farren
$ w/ Laura Stevenson
! w/ Bad Moves
& w/ Martha

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EPITAPH RECORDS SIGNS THE FRIGHTS

Epitaph Records is pleased to welcome surf-punk band The Frights to its roster. The San Diego-based band features Mikey Carnevale (vocals/guitar), Richard Dotson (bass), Marc Finn (drums) and Jordan Clark (guitar).

Today, The Frights share their new song “Valentine’s Sux.” With its sticky melody and bouncy rhythm, the sing-along-ready breakup anthem touches on everything from bummer dinners at Benihana to bad barber-shop-quartet-related life decisions.

“‘Valentine’s Sux’ was really fun to write mainly because I was in the middle of writing our next record,” says Carnevale. “I’d been on that every day for a long time, so it was a good break to write something funny. Is this what is feels like to be Weird Al? Just constantly happy? So sick.”

On February 14, The Frights will headline The Fonda Theatre in L.A. for a special Valentine’s Day show celebrating the release of this track. Thee Commons will join as support.

Formed in 2012, The Frights made their debut with 2013’s Dead Beach EP and released their self-titled full-length later that year. Their sophomore album You Are Going To Hate This arrived in 2016, debuting on the CMJ Top 200 chart. Produced by FIDLAR’s Zac Carper, You Are Going To Hate This earned acclaim from outlets like Brooklyn Vegan (who praised the title track as a “super catchy blend of Weezer, SoCal pop punk, and Burger-y garage rock”).

“We couldn’t be more excited to start a new path with Epitaph,” says Carnevale. “Some of our favorite bands have been on this label and it seems pretty bizarre that we’re joining them. Super, super stoked.”

 

Tour Dates

March 9 Las Vegas, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall

March 10 Phoenix, AZ – Flying Burrito Fest

March 12 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole

March 13 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace

March 14-16 Austin, TX @ SXSW

March 17 Dallas, TX – Trees

March 19 New Orleans, LA – Republic NOLA

March 21 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock

March 22 McAllen, TX – Yerberia Cultura

March 24 Houston, TX – In Bloom Festival

The Frights – Press Photo – Credit Rowan Daly

 

For more information on The Frights, visit:

http://thefrights.com

https://www.facebook.com/frightsband/

https://twitter.com/thefrights

https://www.instagram.com/thefrights

https://dafrights.bandcamp.com/

THE LAWRENCE ARMS TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS OF THE WORLD, ON FRIDAY, MARCH 30!

FIVE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS UNEARTHED FROM THE RECORDING SESSIONS OF THE BAND’S 2006  ALBUM, OH! CALCUTTA!

HEADLINING TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED

Formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1999, The Lawrence Arms have remained unchanged since day one. Sure, the band’s brand of anthemic punk has evolved over their nearly two decades together, but at the core of it all, they’re still just three guys who like to play music together. In honor of the band’s 19 years in the game, on March 30, Fat Wreck Chords will release We Are The Champions Of The World, a 29-song best-of album that chronicles the band’s steady evolution over the past two decades.

Culled from the band’s entire discography, which includes their releases on Asian Man Records, Epitaph Records, and FAT, We Are The Champions Of The World serves as both a retrospective and an introduction to the Chicago institution. The tracklist was handpicked by the band—bassist-vocalist Brendan Kelly, guitarist-vocalist Chris McCaughan, and drummer Neil Hennessy—in order to show how these three friends went from making gritty, lo-fi records to becoming some of the sharpest songwriters in all of punk.

Oh, and just so we’re totally clear here, it’s not a greatest hits album.

“I think you have to have hits to make a greatest hits,” says Kelly, “So we approached the song selection in an attempt to be indicative of our evolution, rather than focus on our ‘hits,’ of which, frankly, there are none.” Instead, We Are The Champions Of The World showcases every part of the band’s storied career, from their 1999 debut album A Guided Tour Of Chicago, all the way up to 2014’s Metropole. “In the end, I’m super grateful for the collective experience and history of being in this band with two guys I have known forever and love dearly and are my fam,” says McCaughan. “I guess that’s what this record kind of means and reaffirms for me.”

With liner notes written by both Kelly and McCaughan, the pair reflect on how each song came to be, sharing anecdotes about what inspired them to put pen to paper. But of course, they aren’t trying to tell you what the songs are actually about, because what’s the fun in that? “I don’t think that it’s cool to be prescriptive in song meanings because that leads to the erroneous conclusion that the song has one meaning: the songwriter’s intent,” says Kelly. “In truth, songs have no meaning until a listener connects with it and imbues it with what it means to them. I did offer a few of my interpretations of Chris’s songs, and vice versa, because even though I play and sing on his songs, I didn’t write em, so I’m interpreting them along with any other listener.”

McCaughan shares that perspective, noting that the band wanted to shed light on their creative process without ruining the mythology fans had built up. “I’ve never been able to really explain or pinpoint exactly what songs I’ve written are about anyway—so I guess that lowers the risk of potential disappointment for people who like our band reading the liner notes and being like ‘Damn, I used to love that song but it’s actually about Tide Pods or the Milwaukee Bucks,’” says McCaughan.

But the biggest perk for diehard fans of The Lawrence Arms will be the five previously unreleased songs included on We Are The Champions Of The World. Taken from recording sessions that spawned the band’s classic 2006 album Oh! Calcutta!, these five songs have been in the vault for over a decade. “They didn’t make the cut because they just didn’t fit in the structure of that album, which ended up being very focused and thematic,” says Kelly. Some of these songs never made it past the demo stage, but even so, they show how tightly focused the band was during this period, with even the scraps left behind sounding vital and potent. “I hadn’t heard these songs in over ten years,” says McCaughan. “I’d basically forgotten they existed at all, so listening back to a few of them was initially like stepping into some strange portal—then as soon as I heard them again my memory filled out.”

And for fans who have been aching to see the band play live again, We Are The Champions Of The World will see the band touring in support of the album throughout 2018. Not only will they be hitting parts of the United States they haven’t been to in years and they’ll even be heading back to Europe for some festival dates this summer. It’s been a while since The Lawrence Arms have hit the road, and We Are The Champions Of the World is the catalyst for the band to get back in the van and spread their unique brand of merriment. And maybe, if all goes well, a new Lawrence Arms record will follow. “I think I speak for all of us when I say it’s pretty astounding that people still care that we do this,” says Kelly. “And as long as that’s the case, we’ll keep making new music.”But for now, We Are The Champions Of The World serves as a celebration for The Lawrence Arms, a band that’s never tried to fit in one specific box and, as a result, have succeeded on their own terms. “We just do our best to do us—be human, transparent, and not take ourselves too seriously,” says McCaughan. “At the core, this is what I love about our band.” That’s the reason why The Lawrence Arms are champions of the world, even if they’ve still yet to write an actual hit.

THE LAWRENCE ARMS 2018 Tour Dates:
4/4 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
4/5 – Garwood, NJ @ Crossroads
4/6 – Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
4/7 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage
4/8 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
4/9 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
4/10 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
4/11 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
4/12 – Chicago, IL @ Metro (w/ Banner Pilot)

4/27 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/28 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
4/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/1 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
5/3 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
5/4 – San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
5/5 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
5/6 – Denver, CO @ Oriental Theater

All shows with Red City Radio and Sincere Engineer.  (Except Chicago which has Banner Pilot instead of RCR)

We Are the Champions of the World tracklisting:

1. On with the Show
2. Great Lakes/Great Escapes
3. Alert the Audience!
4. 100 Resolutions
5. The Devil’s Takin’ Names
6. Beautiful Things
7. Quincentuple Your Money
8. The Slowest Drink at the Saddest Bar on the Snowiest Day in the Greatest City
9. Are You There Margaret? It’s Me, God.
10. Right as Rain Part 2
11. Seventeener (17th and 37th)
12. Chapter 13: The Hero Appears
13. The Ramblin’ Boys of Pleasure
14. Light Breathing (Me and Martha Plimpton in a Fancy Elevator)
15. Like a Record Player
16. You are Here
17. Boatless Booze Cruise Part 1
18. Brick Wall Views
19. Sixteen Hours
20. Turnstiles
21. An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstance
22. The Northside, the L&L and Any Number of Crappy Apartments
23. Porno & Snuff Films
24. Demons
25. The Rabbit and the Rooster
26. Catalog *
27. Black Snow *
28. Laugh Out Loud *
29. Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent) *

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Photo credit: Ben Pier

Oso Oso Sign To Triple Crown Records

Long Island’s Oso Oso have just signed to Triple Crown Records! Triple Crown will be reissuing the indie punk band’s critically acclaimed 2017 album The Yunahon Mixtape, which can be heard now on Spotify, Apple Music, and across all streaming platforms. The band has also just released a music video for their song “Reindeer Games” off of that record. The video can be seen now via Triple Crown Records.

 

Oso Oso is on tour now with Tiny Moving Parts and Mom Jeans. A full list of dates can be found below.

Oso Oso is the latest project of Jade Lilitri out of Long Beach, New York. After a couple of early records, the band self-released their first fully realized album The Yunahon Mixtape on Bandcamp in early 2017. Despite this low key release, the album quickly gained traction across the scene, winning over both fans and critics with it’s diverse, recognizable knack for memorable choruses and instantly relatable lyrics. In 2018 the band was signed by Triple Crown Records, who plan to reissue The Yunahon Mixtape in advance of new music coming soon.

A quote from Jade Lilitri on signing to Triple Crown Records can be found below.

“Can you even believe it? As a fan of music, it’s super exciting to be working with a label that not only has a collection of so many releases I love, but is also engaged and working with exciting young bands who are doing it today. As an artist, it’s beyond exciting to have this kind of backing to allow you to grow/explore and just reach a new potential in what Oso Oso can create. I’m generally stoked on all ends.”

The Yunahon Mixtape Tracklisting
1. The Cool
2. Reindeer Games
3. The Walk
4. The Bearer Of Truths
5. Get There (When You Get There)
6. Great Big Beaches
7. Shoes (The Sneaker Song)
8. The Slope
9. The Secret Spot
10. The Plant Mouth
11. Out Of The Blue

Praise For The Yunahon Mixtape

“Lilitri is as much of a student of his influences as he is a fan, understanding the exact methods that make the sound of this music hit a certain way at a certain age and linger in the years to come.” – Pitchfork

“The best old-school ’00s indie album of 2017” – Uproxx

” that perfect balance between words, wisdom, and musical endeavour” – GoldFlakePaint

Tour Dates:
JAN 25 – St Paul, MN – Amsterdam Hall
JAN 26 – Madison, WI – University of Wisconsin
JAN 27 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall
JAN 28 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
JAN 30 – Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
JAN 31 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
FEB 1 – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
FEB 2 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s
FEB 3 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
FEB 5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
FEB 6 – Richmond, VA – Camel
FEB 7 – Washington, DC – Rock N Roll Hotel
FEB 8 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
FEB 9 – New York, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
FEB 10 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair
FEB 11 – Hamden, CT – Ballroom at the Outer Space
FEB 13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
FEB 14 – Orlando, FL – The Abbey
FEB 15 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s
FEB 16 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
FEB 17 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
FEB 18 – Nashville, TN – The End
FEB 20 – Dallas, TX – Dirty 30
FEB 21 – Austin, TX – Barracuda
FEB 23 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
FEB 24 – Los Angeles, CA – Hi-Hat
FEB 25 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
FEB 27 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
FEB 28 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project
MAR 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
MAR 3 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater
MAR 4 – Kansas City, MO – Bottle Neck

Straightline (Germany) and Blind Man Death Stare Australian Tour March 2018

Straighline

German thrash tinged Melodic Skate Punk act Straightline are touring Australia for the very first time in March with Melbourne punks Blind Man Death Stare. Straightline recently released the excellent full length “Vanishing Values” through US label Bird Attack Records. The record is full of razor tight playing, melodic hooks, and a positive social message reminiscent of acts such as A Wilhelm Scream, Strike Anywhere and Municipal Waste.

Straightline have toured Europe, Japan and Latin America extensively and played massive festivals such as Groezrock, Punk Rock Holiday and Mighty Sounds. The infectious, melodic and insanely energetic live show from Straightline will be a rare treat for Australian audiences.

Blind Man Death Stare

Melbourne punk rockers Blind Man Death Stare (BMDS) have been on an unstoppable rampage since the release of their debut full length “It”ll Grow On Ya” through Arrest Records in July. The band recently completed a 40 date tour of Australia, NZ and Asia, taking in five countries in the space of 3 months.

Strip searches at customs, spiked drinks and a hunger for the chaos of the road seems to be par for the course at BMDS HQ, with the band showing no signs of slowing down. They are currently wrapping up yet another national tour with Guttermouth. The extensive 12 date tour kicks off in early March.

https://birdattackrecords.bandcamp.com/album/vanishing-values

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https://blindmandeathstare.bandcamp.com

PROPAGANDHI ANNOUNCE 2018 TOUR DATES

A driven, feverish, splutteringly angry rock album about living in a world where the prevailing climate has become so anti-human, so apocalyptically bleak, that it’s all you can do to scream into a pillow sometimes.” – Stereogum, Album of the Week

Canadian punk band Propagandhi have announced 2018 North American tour dates. Propagandhi are touring in support of their seventh album Victory Lap (September 29 via Epitaph). La Armada and Iron Chic will open the show. Tickets go on sale December 8 at 9am local time. For more information visit https://propagandhi.com/

Since forming in Manitoba in 1986, Propagandhi have brought an emphatic anti-fascist message to their music. Along with addressing a number of personal losses suffered in recent years, Victory Lap finds the band facing a landscape in which fascism is—among a certain crowd—suddenly trendy.

The band’s first full-length in five years, Victory Lap arrives as the follow-up to 2012’s acclaimed Failed States. Victory Lap also marks Propagandhi’s first album with new guitarist Sulynn Hago, who joins Samolesky, frontman Chris Hannah, and bassist Todd Kowalski. Replacing longtime guitarist David Guillas (who appears on several tracks on Victory Lap), Hago was added to the lineup after Propagandhi put out a call for audition tapes and received over 400 responses.

TOUR DATES
3/1       Minneapolis, MN         Fine Line Music Café
3/3       Chicago, IL                  Metro
3/4       Detroit, MI                   Magic Stick
3/5       Pittsburgh, PA             Rex Theater
3/7       Newport, KY               Southgate House Revival
3/8       St. Louis, MO              The Ready Room
3/10     Nashville, TN              Mercy Lounge
3/11     Atlanta, GA                 Masquerade

 

PROPAGANDHI – PRESS PHOTO – CREDIT AVRINDER DHILLON

For more information on Propagandhi, visit:
https://propagandhi.com/
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