Teenage Bottlerocket return to Australia next week in support of their latest effort, Stealing the Covers. Then, they’ll be working on their tans, learning the hula, and playing a couple shows in Hawaii. Get all the dates and info here!
On November 3, FAT will release Human Movement, a split album from Direct Hit and PEARS. This 12 track scorcher features five new songs from each band, plus one cover of their counterpart’s material. You can get your first taste today! Just pre-order the album from iTunes or Bandcamp, and you’ll get an instant download of a song from each band. We can’t wait for you to hear Direct Hit’s latest single, “Blood on Your Tongue,” a song oozing with sugarcoated pop melodies. Then, strap yourself in and listen to a brand new PEARS track, “Arduous Angel,” layered with soaring choruses and punchy hooks. Both songs are premiering on our YouTube channel. You can also pick up Human Movement at our European webstore and our Australian webstore. Or grab the awesome skateboard in our webstore! For more on the release, check out what front-man Nick Woods from Direct Hit, and Brian Pretus from PEARS had to say about joining forces:
Nick Woods: “We’re really proud of how this record turned out, not only because all the tunes on it are rippers, but because we got to collaborate on it with some of our best friends. Splits like these rarely work with everyone involved playing to the others’ strengths. I’m really glad the stars aligned here in a way where the whole thing came together as a unified release, from one of the coolest record labels in the biz right now.”
Brian Pretus: “We’ve been talking about doing this for a long time, since like one of our first tours, which was with Direct Hit. It’s pretty surreal that we finally got to make it happen, and I couldnt be happier with how both sides of this thing turned out.”
Darius Koski’s new album, What Was Once Is By And Gone, comes out on November 3rd, and is up for pre-order now! The first 50 cd and first 50 LP orders get a signed copy! To celebrate his second solo effort, we are premiering a brand new song titled, ‘’Because He’s Beautiful.’’ Koski had this to say about the first single on his new record:
I’ve had this song lying around for several years now. I always liked it a lot and was saving it for the right time. Sometimes it’s hard to properly record a song that you’re attached to, after you’ve had this crappy home demo for years — I’ve had so many personal favorites that never quite captured that initial feeling when it came time to record in a real studio. This one really worked out, though, and I’m glad it busted out of its home-demo prison!
You’ll be able to witness Darius Koski’s dynamic song writing in person, as he’ll be pulling double duty, opening (and closing) the upcoming Swingin’ Utters tour this November. Now that’s dedication! Here’s more from Darius on his upcoming album:
I still believe the full length album, especially the LP, is the most authentic, honest, and vital way to express yourself in music. For this album, I feel like I paid even more attention than usual to the overall feel and flow of the songs and how they work together. It’s definitely not a concept album, but I’d like it to take you on a little trip, maybe into a fairy tale or a little film.
Starting next weekend (September 15th), come see us at Riot Fest in Chicago! We’ll be there slinging a bunch of music and merch. We’re bringing our fourth annual Riot Fest Flexi Pack, containing six songs on three flexis, including a couple of previously unreleased tunes! Trust us, you’ll Want the special bonus two song flexi that will be included with every pack…that’s right, four flexis total! Leave your Chesterfields at home and get to Riot Fest and grab a flexi pack!
We’ve got Mad Caddies playing the festival as well as Fat Wreck Chords alumni The Lawrence Arms and The Flatliners.
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