As promised, today, you’ll get your first taste of the new Lawrence Arms album, We Are The Champions Of The World. Head to Noisey to listen to the closing track now! “Warped Summer Extravaganza (Turbo Excellent),” is one out of five previously unreleased songs discovered from their 2006 recording session for Oh! Calcutta! Out March 30, the 29-song, best-of album chronicles their steady evolution over the past two decades. Pre-order is up, or better yet, grab the album directly from the band. You’ll be able to catch The Lawrence Arms live, as they’ll be touring in support of their latest effort, throughout 2018. Not only will they be hitting parts of the United States they haven’t been to in years — alongside Sincere Engineer and Red City Radio — they’ll also be heading back to Europe for some festival dates this summer. Don’t miss them.
Mean Jeans Jingles Collection is officially out today! Why a jingle? Mean Jeans explains it all over at the Portland Mercury. If that interview doesn’t do the trick, head to The Inertia, where they discuss their love for Rancid and macaroni tattoos! Mean Jeans performs in the Pacific North West, starting today. Check out the dates here!
face to face and Less Than Jake are teaming up this spring on a co-headlining U.S. tour! Pre-sale tickets go live Thursday, and general tickets go on sale this Friday. Head here for the dates and info. If you need a refresher, listen to face to face’s latest effort, Protection, in its entirety, over at YouTube, Bandcamp, or Spotify.
Jingles Collection, Mean Jean’s fourth album and second for FAT, is coming out this Friday! Today, you can listen to a sneak preview of their new record over at Brooklyn Vegan! After you’ve allowed these pop-punk power jingles to sink in, you’ll want to read the accompanying interview, which delves into Billy Jean’s brain. Pacific Northwest: heads up! Mean Jeans are performing a few dates later in the month. Don’t miss it.
Y’all ready for a new Last Gang song? Today, we’re excited to present the second new song from The Last Gang’s fantastic new album, Keep Them Counting. The song is called “Strange Fruit,” and you can take a listen over at New Noise Magazine. TLG’s new album will hit the streets on March 2nd, and you can pre-order it now! Keep your eyes peeled, as they’ve announced a flurry of shows, which include dates with GOOD RIDDANCE and PROPAGANDHI! All of the dates and info can be found here. Then, scope out what The Last Gang had to say about their song below:
So, we went into the studio late last August to record a B-side for the Sing For Your Supper 7-inch. We ended up scrapping the song we had originally set out to record that day and wrote this little number on the spot in the studio. We didn’t know what the label would think of it, but we were fucking stoked on what we had created on that stressful time-crunched day at Maple Sound Studios. Apparently, the lovely folks at Fat Wreck Chords were stoked too, because “Strange Fruit” ultimately bumped our song “Turn The Record Over“ to the B-side for the 7-inch, while this track was saved for our upcoming full length, Keep Them Counting. Hope you all enjoy it!
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