Strung Out’s brand new album, Transmission.Alpha.Delta, is available for pre-order now! In addition to the band working tirelessly to create a career-defining album, singer Jason Cruz worked tirelessly to create an original painting for each song on the album. In a special bundle available now, you can get a set of quality 12”x12” prints, suitable for framing, of all 13 paintings to go along with your album. Record nerd alert: we have two different color vinyl variants available, one with the bundle and one on its own.
It’s finally official, a new Good Riddance album is ready to be unleashed upon the world! We could not be more fucking excited to present to you: Peace in Our Time. The first Good Riddance album in nine years, it rips all expectations to shreds. Packed with everything you’ve ever loved about Good Riddance, Peace in Our Time is essentially the very best of GR distilled down to one LP. Packed with massive, memorable riffs from guitarist Luke Pabich, blistering Chuck Platt bass madness (and screams!), lightning fast, precision-guided drumming from Sean Sellers, and infectious melodies as only Russ Rankin can sing, every song on this album is an immediately classic GR punk anthem. Reuniting with Bill Stevenson and Jason Livermore (Descendents, The Blasting Room), the team captured the essence of what has made Good Riddance one of the best bands in hardcore punk rock for the last twenty years. Tour dates soon! Read what Russ had to say about the new record:
After five years of not playing together, followed by two years of amazing shows around the world, we finally succumbed to the inevitable itch to write new music. The resulting collection of songs is something we’re very proud of, and we absolutely cannot wait for our fans to check it out!
In 2010 I had a few songs which I demoed on my own, and when I played them for the rest of the Good Riddance guys, they were stoked and wanted to make them GR songs. Luke had some really cool riffs and ideas he had been working on as well, so that when the writing process began for this album, a lot of the material came together very quickly. The rest was fleshed out during hours of rehearsal and some help from our friend Bill Stevenson.
We hope our longtime fans enjoy the new songs, and we are excited to share them with a whole new generation of Good Riddance fans!!
Get ready Europe! Banner Pilot is heading your way this April with their new guitarist, Jeff Matika. Check out the dates and read what bass player, Nate Gangelhoff had to say about the upcoming tour and plans for 2015:
We are super excited to get back to Europe, both to play some of our favorite cities and festivals in the whole world, and to be able to play in new countries we’ve never been to before. Can’t wait. Also really looking forward to playing our first shows with Jeff Matika on guitar. We have some Midwest shows coming up shortly after that and will be figuring out the rest of our US tour plans for 2015 soon. In the meantime we’re having fun plugging away at our next record.
We announced Strung Out’s highly anticipated full-length, Transmission.Alpha.Delta last week and today, we are announcing a MASSIVE North American tour! The first leg kicks off on April 2nd in Santa Barbara, CA with label mates Masked Intruder. The tour tackles the West Coast and weaves in and out of the Midwest and Canada where they conclude the first leg in Green Bay, WI on April 21st. The second leg commences on April 22nd in Minneapolis, MN with Red City Radio jumping on board. The tour circles around the Midwest, East Coast and Canada, drawing to a close in their home state of California (more dates to be announced soon!). La Armada will be opening the tour on both legs.
Drum roll please! At long last, the album of songs from Fat Mike’s musical, Home Street Home is out today, and you can order it now! Last Wednesday, Stereogum debuted a full album stream, and now you can check it out on Spotify! Head to Alternative Press to read an in-depth feature with Fat Mike on writing the musical; then pop over here to read a brand new review! Home Street Home will be performed live at San Francisco’s Z-Space starting February 20th. Head here to grab tickets while they last!
In the meantime, the cast and band are hard at work rehearsing and you can watch a high energy Sitzprobe at their newly launched, Home Street Home website! There will be loads of exciting news, daily updates and exclusive content with the cast, crew and creators so be sure to check back often!
Yotam from Useless ID has some solo shows coming up. Head on out and support him!
Strung Out added a few more US tour dates!
LESS THAN JAKE are jumping the pond this week! Did you get your tickets?
Holler! Less Than Jake join Snoop Dogg, Billy Bragg and more at this years Kendal Calling!
The Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour starts today!
Hang tough! The Dwarves have announced a slew of dates!
Read a new interview with Johnny from Old Man Markley about working on Home Street Home!
Wanna be in a Night Birds video? Grab a ticket here.