Double your pleasure with two brand new albums out today!
Darius Koski’s debut Fat record, Sisu, is filled with catchy melodies, dynamic songwriting and a slew of instrumentation that weaves it’s way through blues, country and much more. We’ve been doling out songs and doing our best to describe it, but in case you missed the full album stream, you can listen to Sisu by heading to Substream Magazine. Then, read a stellar review or two and grab your copy today! Or, better yet, purchase a copy from the man himself as his tour kicks off this week, winding up and down the west coast. Don’t miss it!
Our favorite highlanders, The Real McKenzies, return with a brand new full-length Rats in the Burlap! The album opens with a rousing anthem and maintains the boot-stomping passion and traditional Scottish elements the band has made a career perfecting. There is no question that they’ve mastered the call of the wild, interlacing their Scottish heritage with street-punk standards making Rats in the Burlap a fast paced, ultra-riffy punk classic. Just check out their latest video ‘’Catch Me’’. It beautifully illustrates the love of their homeland, their punk sensibilities, and their fun-loving sense of humor. Then, bring the whole experience home by listening to the album in full over at Spotify and purchase your copy today. Well, what are you waiting for? Throw on your kilt, throw down some whiskey, and catch them live while they’re still stateside, or when they take over Europe later this month!
Yesterday morning, the Punk Rock world lost another one. We are crushed over the loss of our friend Heiko Schrepel from One Man Army and The Revolts. We’ll miss seeing him in his Captain’s Cap, flashing a gold tooth around San Francisco at various venues, bars, and shows. We will think of him fondly playing the last One Man Army show in the middle of the day at a move out party in a beautiful Victorian in the Western Addition. We are thankful that we were able to release a record with him playing on it for the Fat Club 7” series. To understand how much Heiko will be missed by the community, read what his close friend Lisa Brownlee said about him below, and go easy, step lightly, and stay free Heiko.
It is with broken hearts we say goodbye to our dear friend Heiko Schrepel. As we all mourn his passing, it’s important to remember that Heiko was a rebel in every sense of the word. Perhaps to a fault, but he was a true friend to everyone he knew and he will always be remembered for his immeasurable, style, swagger, and kindness. There was never a dull moment around him. Another good one leaves us to go hang out with legends like Arturo Vega, Joe Strummer, Joey Ramone and Tony Sly to name a few. Wherever they all are, you know there is punk rock music, love and laughter, which should help comfort us all. You will be forever missed Heiko, but never forgotten. Enjoy some peace now..you deserve it.
Photo By: Juan Puente
Happy Good Friday! Want to make it GOODER? Listen to the new Darius Koski full length, Sisu over at Substream Magazine! Many of you know Darius from the Swingin’ Utters and the Filthy Thieving Bastards, but this album will give you a full view of Darius’ eclectic capabilities. The GOODEST news is that he’ll be taking the show live up and down the West Coast, so get your copy today and scope his tour dates out below.
04/08/15 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst (Atrium)
04/09/15 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
04/10/15 Long Beach, CA Alex’s Bar
04/11/15 Pomona, CA Character’s
04/12/15 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
04/13/15 Fullerton, CA Slidebar
04/14/15 Chico, CA Duffy’s Tavern
04/15/15 Eugene, OR Old Nick’s
04/16/15 Bend, OR Astro Lounge
04/17/15 Seattle, WA El Corazon
04/18/15 Portland, OR Analog Cafe
Waffles? Frites? Stella? Chocolate? Brussel Sprouts? Fuck that, the Smurfs have met their match, because we’re coming to Belgium for Groezrock 2015! Find some time between the killer line-up (Lagwagon, Good Riddance, Banner Pilot, Masked Intruder, The Dwarves, Against Me!, The Real McKenzies, Frenzal Rhomb, Teenage Bottlerocket and The Loved Ones!) to come see us at our merch booth where we’ll be bringing the Fat Wreck Record Store to Europe for the first time! We’ll have Groezrock exclusive items as well as records that are usually only available at our store in San Francisco! See ya May 1st and 2nd in Meerhout!
Ahoy! UKE-HUNT is heading out on tour this spring with a bunch of new dates. The trek kicks off on May 27th in Cincinnati and weaves into Canada, down to NYC, and finishes on June 13th in Spike Slawson’s hometown, Pittsburgh, PA! So throw on your best ascot and get ready to soak up UKE-HUNT’s eclectic lounge/soul twist on classics ranging from the Carpenters, to Bowie, to our favorite, Depeche Mode’s’’Enjoy the Silence’’. This is the first time UKE-HUNT are hitting these cities, so don’t miss it! Seriously, when’s the last time you witnessed a guy play a glockenspiel, stylophone, and musical saw all in one night?
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