Ever wonder how a Flatliners record gets written? Singer/guitarist Chris Cresswell is giving you the chance to find out with his One Week Record. Earlier this year, armed with his acoustic guitar, Chris ventured to San Francisco to record some new tunes for Joey Cape’s new digital-only label, One Week Records. It’s a real treat to hear these ten acoustic songs, which on the surface sound vastly different than anything you would hear from Chris’ full-time gig. But if you imagine a Flatliners song stripped down and slowed down, maybe not so different after all. Just take a listen below and see what you think with “Meet Me In The Shade”. Then, head over to pre-order your copy of the vinyl edition today or grab the digital version here! In case you missed it, the One Week Records tour just kicked off with Joey Cape, Brian Wahlstrom and Chris Cresswell; don’t miss it!
With Lagwagon’s epic new record Hang coming out on October 28th, we knew that you’d want to see the band play the new songs live as much as we do. So the Lagwagon Hang tour will commence on November 6th in San Diego, CA. And to top it off, Swingin’ Utters will be supporting Lagwagon on the entire five-week North American tour! With a new record in tow themselves— Fistful of Hollow, out November 11th—this tour is obviously mandatory! In case you were hanging elsewhere last month, check out some Hang previews. Check back soon for brand new full songs from both bands!
11/06/14 San Diego, CA House Of Blues
11/07/14 Indio, CA The Date Shed
11/08/14 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
11/09/14 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
11/11/14 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
11/12/14 Seattle, WA El Corazon
11/13/14 Vancouver, BC Canada Rickshaw Theatre
11/14/14 Kelowna, BC Canada Level Nightclub / EARLY SHOW!tl
11/15/14 Calgary, AB Canada Flames Central
11/16/14 Edmonton, AB Canada Union Hall
11/17/14 Saskatoon, SK Canada Louis’ Pub
11/18/14 Winnipeg, MB Canada Pyramid Cabaret
11/20/14 Green Bay, WI Green Bay Distillery
11/21/14 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
11/22/14 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
11/23/14 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
11/25/14 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
11/27/14 London, ON Canada Call The Office
11/28/14 Toronto, ON Canada Opera House
11/29/14 Ottawa, ON Canada Ritual
11/30/14 Montreal, QC Canada Olympia Theatre
12/01/14 Quebec City, QC Canada Imperial
12/03/14 Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall
12/04/14 Philadelphia, PA Theatre Of Living Arts
12/05/14 New York City, NY The Gramercy Theatre
12/06/14 Asbury Park, NJ Stone Pony
12/07/14 Washington, DC Black Cat
12/11/14 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Today we want to express our heartfelt thanks to all of the fans worldwide who bought a copy of The Songs of Tony Sly: A Tribute. You have officially raised over $100,000 for the Tony Sly Memorial fund, assuring a bright future for Tony’s daughters. Of course, huge thanks also needs to be given to all of the artists, musicians, producers, engineers, photographers and designers who donated their time and talents to make this unique album a reality. You made this monumental contribution to Tony’s legacy possible. Thank you!
Watch the 3rd preview for Lagwagon Hang coming 10/28/14!
You heard it right! On November 11th, we’ll release a brand new Swingin’ Utters full-length. Packed with 15 songs and recorded by the talented Chris Dugan at JingleTown, Fistful of Hollow is Swingin’ Utters at their very best. The album weaves between classic punk rock and the eclectic mix of sounds that the band has been experimenting and evolving with since Five Lessons Learned, yielding a truly balanced, yet cohesive record. Read what Johnny and Darius had to say about the writing process below:
“For the new record, it just so happened that Miles and Johnny got on a bit of a co-writing tear, which was pretty interesting as Miles has never done any writing for the Utters. Kind of like the Poorly Formed songs that Jack did with Johnny. Jack had never written for us either, but he was a bit more of a known entity to us, if that makes sense. I wouldn’t have been able to tell you where Miles was going to come from, from a composition standpoint. The result was pretty fantastic. I think the four songs they wrote together are highlights of the record, and really give it a unique vibe. I think we’ve made a “different” sounding record for us again, and that’s what we’ve been vying for from day one, so we’re going strong right now, full of ideas and just anxious to keep on with it! I can’t wait for the next one, and we’ve already got some new songs…” – Darius Koski
“This is probably the most excited I have been for a Swingin’ Utters release. On Poorly Formed it was the first time Jack got involved in the song writing. On Fistful of Hollow we got Miles chipping in for the first time. Collaborating on art has got to be one of the most gratifying things for me. I’m surrounded by truly unique and interesting brains in the Swingin’ Utters. Working with Chris Dugan was the glue. He’s such an easy-going dude and he gets us. I can’t wait for the next one.” – Johnny Bonnel
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!