Once again, we are joining forces with the illustrious Spike Slawson on his new project: UKE-HUNT! We’ll release their debut 7", The Prettiest Star on April 29th and release a full length later in the year. The single is the first taste of Spike’s latest cover band featuring Joe Raposo (Lagwagon/RKL) on upright bass and Randy Burk (Filthy Thieving Bastards) on percussion. What started as Spike simply learning and arranging some of his favorite classic songs for the ukulele on his own, eventually evolved into added musicians and a layered patchwork of ukulele, saxophone, glockenspiel, stylophone, organ, standup bass, and all manner of percussive elements. The Prettiest Star features two songs: the A-side is from the upcoming full length and the B-side, “Ben” (Michael Jackson), is exclusive to this 45. Spike adds, “The album track is a love letter from David Bowie to Marc Bolan, or so I recently heard. Our rendition is my love letter to myself. While I fear and despise rodents, I love the B-side and cry like a little girl whenever I hear it. R.I.P. Michael.”
Noisey/Vice is premiering a brand new Banner Pilot song: “Modern Shakes”. Culled from their new album Souvenir, out April 15th, bassist and songwriter Nate Ganglehoff describes the song as “a good introduction to the rest of the album-both in lyrical themes and in the music itself.” Guitarist, vocalist and lyricist Nick Johnson adds, “The song is about missing a person who has moved on. Sometimes when your life intersects with someone, it can leave an impression that sticks with you, even if your time together was brief.” This May, Banner Pilot will headline a string of long-anticipated shows. Tickets are on-sale now and moving fast! Head here to pre-order Souvenir today.
Pre-order Boss Lady, the debut Fat 7" from L.A.’s Bad Cop/Bad Cop, right now! And give these badass women your support and come out to one of their record release shows to be announced here soon!
Morning Glory’s latest full length, War Psalms, is out today and you can order it here! Watch a brand new video for “Standard Issue” over at Verbicide, then read Ezra’s top 10 war songs to celebrate War Psalms.
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