Old Man Markley is taking a well-deserved break after touring nearly non-stop following the release of last year’s sophomore album, Down Side Up. While on their travels, they stopped at the infamous annual Punk Rock Bowling festival in Las Vegas and filmed a video for “Train of Thought.” A contemplative song whose sentiment really captures the life of a road worn and weary touring band, you can watch the video at Vice/Noisey right now. Make sure to follow Old Man Markley on Instagram and Twitter as they’ll be keeping everyone updated on what they have in store for 2015! Read what Old Man Markley had to say about their video below:
The song “Train of Thought” seemed appropriate to film at PRB… With so many activities to pull you in any direction – bowling, shows, pool parties and things we shouldn’t mention here. In this video we captured anyone that crossed our “trains” path and included them in the filming! This song was written by Joey Garibaldi and Todd Fenton, who aptly describes the song: “Control is an illusion, except when you’re out of it. Same could be said for perception. The mistakes of the past and pressures from the future are what make us the same, not different.” We hope the video reflects the chaos and serendipitous nature of crossing paths with people and being open to the experiences that follow such interactions.
Two things you can always rely on from Morning Glory: compelling, engaging music and innovative, boundary-pushing videos. They’ve outdone themselves on their latest video, which is more like a short film set to music. Directed by Christopher J. Aran and culled from their latest album War Psalms, “I Am Machine Gun” is premiering at Big Cheese Magazine. Morning Glory is currently bringing their eclectic brand of punk rock around Europe; don’t miss them! And if this is your first time watching a Morning Glory video, do yourself a favor and check out their past videos.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are thrilled to announce that we’ve signed San Francisco’s toyGuitar for their very first album! toyGuitar’s singer and guitarist (and good friend) Jack Dalrymple needs no introduction, and his new band caught our attention last year with their addictive EP on Adeline Records that even Rolling Stone was smart enough to cover. Loaded with catchy hooks, driving guitars and Jack’s soulful singing, a toyGuitar record is true joy to listen to. The band is entering JingleTown Recording TODAY to begin work on their full-length with producer Chris Dugan. You can track their progress by following toyGuitar on Instagram and Twitter!
Double 7" release day! Up first, Mad Caddies keep things rolling following Dirty Rice —their first album in seven years—with a 7” release of that album’s first single, Brand New Scar! Not only are they ‘keeping it going’ via new releases, they’re hitting the road in Europe starting next week!
Up next we have a 7" EP from San Francisco’s own Get Dead! Bygones is the perfect companion to a sing along to while drinking with your buddies. Or alone, we don’t judge! Featuring four killer songs including the brand new hit song and title track “Bygones,” and their stellar NUFAN cover, “Pre-medicated Murder,” originally available on The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute. Pick up the 7" now while there are still a few color copies left.
Today, NOFX decided to reinvent themselves and have met with Janessa Slater (media coach to the stars) to get them on the fast track to success. Check out the video below to see what changes you can expect from NOFX before you see them out on tour!
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