Holy blades of glory! When Mean Jeans sent their new video over, we were all like, ‘’whoa!’’ Not only are Billy Jeans, Jeans Wilder and Junior Jeans decked out in full-on neon spandex, but zooming around on ROLLER BLADES?! These dudes clearly love the ‘90s. Witness their nimble moves over at Redeye Chicago who’s premiering the fantastic new video for “Croozin,’” off their latest effort, Tight New Dimension. Then, dust your blades off, try to not end up like these folks, and go see them on tour! They kick off their Midwest run tomorrow.
We have a new FAT comp! Mild in the Streets: Fat Music Unplugged will be released on July 1st. This is a collection of songs from punk bands and singers who trade in their blaring amps and distortion pedals for acoustic guitars and minimalist arrangements. Jammed with 16 soulful songs, including 5 previously unreleased, this comp is a great listen front to back, and just what we need to get the day rolling. Capped by a bonus track of a full symphony recording of NOFX’s “The Decline,” this new comp is a unique must-have. Check out the tracklist here. And a big thanks to all the Fat Record Store fans who appear on the cover! Find your face and tell your friends, you’re on the cover of a FAT record!
Lagwagon returns to Europe this summer with label-mates, Useless ID! Check the dates, and ticket info here. For those residing int he U.S., you’ll have to make your way to Virginia as Lagwagon will be playing at the annual GWAR-B-Q!
CJ Ramone is heading to Europe this summer (dates here), and it’s your last chance to catch him supporting his latest record, the stellar Last Chance to Dance. Why? Because CJ is in the studio with his incredible backing band—including Steve Soto and Dan Root of the legendary Adolescents—recording a brand new album! Details and all of that fun stuff to be revealed soon. In the meantime, if you live in the U.S. be sure to catch CJ Ramone on tour this month with Broken Gold.
Useless ID’s brand new, back-to-their-roots album, State Is Burning, will be out on July 1st! State Is Burning marks Useless ID’s return to fast, energetic, galloping, youthful punk rock—hardcore punk rock—the music they originally fell in love with and what formed the basis for starting the band in the first place. About the new album, guitarist/vocalist Ishay Berger says, “With our new album, we wanted to share our world as we see it: four punks who have been through it all together, coming from such an unusual place as us, State Is Burning is a love letter to punk rock. It’s our ‘Fuck Off’ to the closed minded, racist, orthodox state of mind. It’s also our statement against greedy, hateful, harmful and criminal politicians that still walk proud and in power.” Armed with fifteen blistering tracks, Useless ID returned to the legendary Blasting Room with producers Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore (Descendents, Rise Against, NOFX). The result is a welcome blast of melodic hardcore punk rock, faster and more to-the-point than the band’s more recent, introspective output. Fans of Bad Religion and Good Riddance, you’ll want to pay attention to this record! Stay tuned for a brand new song premiere and pre-order soon!
Useless ID’s brand new EP, We Don’t Want the Airwaves, is out today! This EP’s title track band’s tribute to the Ramones—is about as catchy as a Ramones-influenced punk rock song can be, and a real standout on their kicking new album. All three additional EP songs are exclusive to this release, and since the 7” is limited to only 500 copies, get yours while you still can! Listen on Bandcamp or Spotify now.
Then, check out their upcoming dates (lots more to be announced next week) including a record release show in their home town of Tel Aviv, Israel!
Hey Southern California. Good Riddance and Western Addiction are coming your way in April. Screw 32 will be joining them as well.
Toronto! Lagwagon will perform in your awesome city on May 19th!
The Bombpops were featured on The Nerdist!
The Bombpops with another great review in New Noise Magazine!
Hey Texas, Night Birds are headed your way this weekend! Get stoked.
Western Addiction just added a show with Cock Sparrer & Off With Their Heads!