MORNING GLORY’s new 7" “Born to December” is out today! The a-side is culled from last year’s full length, Poets Were My Heroes and is backed with two songs exclusive to this EP, and you can order it now! Ezra, singer for Morning Glory had this to say, “While Born is a 6 ½ minute epic, the two B-sides are never-before-heard rockers which were tracked during the same sessions in early 2012.” Lucky for you we’re streaming the entire EP over at New Noise Magazine AND running a contest! If you missed their also-epic video for “Born to December”, you can watch it right here. Check out what’s been going on in the Morning Glory camp from bassist Metal Chris:
Our first European tour ended a few weeks ago and we saw there was so much fun to be had that we found ourselves poring over maps, making all kinds of plans for more places to play. We realized we were only scratching the surface of some wild touring. Then unexpectedly though perhaps fortuitously, our drummer departed, which has briefly anchored us here in New York City. This is where we take a deep breath, cough out some black stuff and get back to work in the studio to finish up the new material we’ve been writing. I’m not ashamed to say it’s some damn good stuff. Hold tight, we’ll be pulling those maps out soon enough.
Swingin’ Utters kick off a hefty tour at the infamous Punk Rock Bowling on May 25th with a slew of other killer bands. They’ll be supporting their latest offering, Poorly Formed and you can download the title track for free right here! The Utters’ will tackle most of the Midwest, Canada and the East Coast before heading off to Europe. Be sure to check their tour dates, scope them out on the lanes, and check out a video of their recent performance at the Fat Record Store below.
NIGHT BIRDS’ brand new EP Maimed for the Masses is out today and you can order it here! These guys are making the most of their year with no signs of slowing down. We’ve already premiered “Maimed for the Masses” and these East Coast surf punks have their entire EP streaming over at Alternative Press right here, right now. AP also included a nice run down from vocalist Brian Gorsegner like this fine quote “We have all chipped plenty of teeth, gotten bruised up, sliced up, even a busted rib along the way. There is something about that 30 minutes when you’re playing where your well being just doesn’t seem to matter.” We love existentialism. So, what are you waiting for? Order your copy, check their tour dates, and get ready for their upcoming full length; Born to Die in Suburbia, to be released by Grave Mistake Records on July 9th!
Holy smokes, we’ve got another goodie for you: Fat will be releasing the next Sundowner record! Sundowner is the solo outlet of Chris McCaughan, the songwriter, vocalist and musician from Chicago, Illinois who also happens to be the guitarist and co-lead vocalist of The Lawrence Arms. Sundowner, whose studio albums feature Lawrence Arms bandmate Neil Hennessy, debuted in 2007 with the release of Four One Five Two on Red Scare, followed in 2010 by We Chase the Waves on Asian Man. Chris says, “Both records were different and needed to be on different labels, this one follows the pattern.” On writing the record Chris reflects “It was all written and recorded in Chicago, and in a lot of ways the record is about the city.” While we’re not quite ready to debut a track you can get reacquainted with Sundowner via Chris’ soundcloud player here. Read what Chris had to say about signing to Fat below:
Fat Mike called me up to talk about the new Sundowner record and I said, “I really didn’t think you’d like it…” and he said something like, “Yeah, I didn’t think so either. I was kinda surprised. It’s a pretty good record. Good songs.” And, well… here we are. Got lots of love for the Fat Wreck crew and I’m extremely stoked to be teamin’ up with them to release this new album. Furrr sure. -Chris
The release of Get Dead’s debut Fat full-length, Bad News is all set for July 23rd! Bad News features 12 punk infused tracks showcasing their diversity from rock and roll riffs to introspective acoustic numbers. Recorded at Motor Studios and produced by Fat Mike, you can read what vocalist Sam King had to say about the band’s experience below:
All of us in the Get Dead camp are obviously really excited to have Fat behind us. I slept in a park like a hobo so I wouldn’t miss our first recording session for the Bad News album at Motor Studios in SF. Fat Mike helped with production, heckles, and beer when needed which was appreciated. Our bass player Tim also had the birth of his first child, Franki Lou, which made things that much more awesome. We will be touring Europe in July and hopefully a U.S. Tour sometime around September.
07/19/13 Dulmen, Germany School’s Out For Summer Open Air
07/20/13 Wagersrott, Germany Enzo Festival
07/21/13 Tabor, Czech Republic Might Sounds Festival
07/22/13 Tabor, Czech Republic Orion
07/23/13 Prague, Czech Republic Cross Club
07/24/13 Brno, Czech Republic TBA
07/25/13 Altenburg, Germany Irish Pub
07/26/13 Berlin, Germany Wild At Heart
07/27/13 Bausendorf, Germany Riez Open Air
08/03/13 Luxembourg, Luxembourg Soul Kitchen
08/08/13 Dusseldorf, Germany TBA
08/22/13 Aulendorf, Germany Irreal
Mean Jeans Midwest tour starts tonight in Chicago!
Direct Hit recommends their tips for touring! Watch it here.
Western Addiction just got added to the Descendents show in Santa Cruz!
Bombpops are interviewed on Inertia. Have a look!
Tomorrow is Dillinger Four’s St. Patricks Day Massacre in Minneapolis!
Get Dead start their West Coast tour with The Bouncing Souls tomorrow night!
CJ Ramone American Beauty comes out Friday! Read this interview with him while you wait for the release to arrive on your doorstep.