Pre-order the new Mad Caddies album — Dirty Rice—now! It’s their first album in seven years, and having had the pleasure of listening to it, we think it was worth the wait. And speaking of long wait times, as a special bonus to you dedicated Caddies vinyl fans, we’re pressing up their last album—Keep It Going—on vinyl for the first time ever, and you can pre-order that now as well!
It’s official, Joey Cape’s full back catalog is out today! Order Joey’s first two proper solo albums, Bridge and Doesn’t Play Well With Others. His collaboration with Jon Snodgrass (Drag the River) on acoustic covers of their respective bands’ songs, Liverbirds. Joey’s full-band take on a selection of previously acoustic songs, Joey Cape’s Bad Loud: Volume One. And lastly, his final collaboration with Tony Sly, Scorpios, also featuring Snodgrass and Brian Wahlstrom. You can order the Joey Cape bundle here, or individual records here.
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.
Achtung Deutschländers! Here’s a new review for CJ Ramone’s Understand Me? 7"!
Spike Slawson and Joey Cape of Me First and the Gimme Gimmes talk Riot Fest and Getting Booed Off Stage.
Nice Masked Intruder review at the Scene Point Blank site!
New interview with Russ Rankin from Good Riddance where he discusses activism, recording a new record and WHAT’s on his iPod!
The Flatliners added more dates after their tour with Hot Water Music!
Read a new interview with Bill Stevenson of the Descendents here!
Masked Intruder won over Lucerne, Switzerland!
Good Riddance show report from last week in Long Beach!
Alternative Press knows what’s up! STRUNG OUT made their “Bands You Absolutely Must Watch At Riot Fest” list. Check it out here!