It’s finally official, a new Good Riddance album is ready to be unleashed upon the world! We could not be more fucking excited to present to you: Peace in Our Time. The first Good Riddance album in nine years, it rips all expectations to shreds. Packed with everything you’ve ever loved about Good Riddance, Peace in Our Time is essentially the very best of GR distilled down to one LP. Packed with massive, memorable riffs from guitarist Luke Pabich, blistering Chuck Platt bass madness (and screams!), lightning fast, precision-guided drumming from Sean Sellers, and infectious melodies as only Russ Rankin can sing, every song on this album is an immediately classic GR punk anthem. Reuniting with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore (Descendents, The Blasting Room), the team captured the essence of what has made Good Riddance one of the best bands in hardcore punk rock for the last twenty years. Tour dates soon! Read what Russ had to say about the new record:
After five years of not playing together, followed by two years of amazing shows around the world, we finally succumbed to the inevitable itch to write new music. The resulting collection of songs is something we’re very proud of, and we absolutely cannot wait for our fans to check it out!
In 2010 I had a few songs which I demoed on my own, and when I played them for the rest of the Good Riddance guys, they were stoked and wanted to make them GR songs. Luke had some really cool riffs and ideas he had been working on as well, so that when the writing process began for this album, a lot of the material came together very quickly. The rest was fleshed out during hours of rehearsal and some help from our friend Bill Stevenson.
We hope our longtime fans enjoy the new songs, and we are excited to share them with a whole new generation of Good Riddance fans!!
Get ready Europe! Banner Pilot is heading your way this April with their new guitarist, Jeff Matika. Check out the dates and read what bass player, Nate Gangelhoff had to say about the upcoming tour and plans for 2015:
We are super excited to get back to Europe, both to play some of our favorite cities and festivals in the whole world, and to be able to play in new countries we’ve never been to before. Can’t wait. Also really looking forward to playing our first shows with Jeff Matika on guitar. We have some Midwest shows coming up shortly after that and will be figuring out the rest of our US tour plans for 2015 soon. In the meantime we’re having fun plugging away at our next record.
We announced Strung Out’s highly anticipated full-length, Transmission.Alpha.Delta last week and today, we are announcing a MASSIVE North American tour! The first leg kicks off on April 2nd in Santa Barbara, CA with label mates Masked Intruder. The tour tackles the West Coast and weaves in and out of the Midwest and Canada where they conclude the first leg in Green Bay, WI on April 21st. The second leg commences on April 22nd in Minneapolis, MN with Red City Radio jumping on board. The tour circles around the Midwest, East Coast and Canada, drawing to a close in their home state of California (more dates to be announced soon!). La Armada will be opening the tour on both legs.
Drum roll please! At long last, the album of songs from Fat Mike’s musical, Home Street Home is out today, and you can order it now! Last Wednesday, Stereogum debuted a full album stream, and now you can check it out on Spotify! Head to Alternative Press to read an in-depth feature with Fat Mike on writing the musical; then pop over here to read a brand new review! Home Street Home will be performed live at San Francisco’s Z-Space starting February 20th. Head here to grab tickets while they last!
In the meantime, the cast and band are hard at work rehearsing and you can watch a high energy Sitzprobe at their newly launched, Home Street Home website! There will be loads of exciting news, daily updates and exclusive content with the cast, crew and creators so be sure to check back often!
What’s that glaikit look on your face? Snap out of it because TODAY we are thrilled to announce that we’ll be releasing a brand new Real McKenzies full-length— Rats in the Burlap—on April 7th! These vagabonds have already lined up extensive tours of North America and Europe! Canadians: Stomp Records will be your source of this finely distilled recording on CD & Digital. We’ll be announcing our pre-order soon AND dishing out a new song or two but in the meantime, read what Paul McKenzie has to say about his clan’s latest offering:
Ahoy there. On behalf of The Real McKenzies and myself (Paul McKenzie) we are pleased as punch & haggis to announce the release of our latest album Rats in the Burlap. This album is chocked full of new songs that we just know will appeal to all. The lads and I are proud to have completed this latest endeavour along with the help of Little Joe and Fat Mike. With Josh Garcia at the helm and great cover art, we are confident and enthralled to have had the opportunity to have had released another masterpiece. Let the tours begin!!!
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