Joey Cape’s long awaited new solo album, Stitch Puppy, is out today! Check out a review or two, then pop over to Brooklynvegan to hear the album in its entirety. Get ready to see the songs performed live on the upcoming Stitch Puppy tour featuring One Week Records artists Brian Wahlstrom, Walt Hamburger, Jo Bergeron and Betty and the Boy! What is a Stitch Puppy? Head over to New Noise to read the latest interview with Joey Cape who describes how the doll became the muse for his album, lyrically and visually. If you missed Joey Cape’s directorial debut, you can watch Stitch Puppy come to life in the clever and surreal video for "This Life IS Strange.” If you haven’t ordered your copy, you can do so today! Listen on Bandcamp or Spotify.
A few months ago we signed PEARS, the first band since Night Birds that both blew us away with their live show and had a killer record to back it up. Not wanting to wait until 2016 to get some new tunes out there, PEARS ripped out a couple new ones in the studio a couple months ago, and those two are on this brand spanking new 7”, Letters to Memaw. It comes out in just two weeks, on September 18th, and you can pre-order it right now! PEARS get home from their current tour this weekend, and then head right back out with Teenage Bottlerocket on September 14th with the new record in tow, and continue through the Fall with Lagwagon. Check out what Zach has to say about Letters To Memaw:
“These are two songs from a quick session in April that subsequently got re recorded for the next full length. They were the first two written for our follow up, Snowflake is loosely about struggling to identify one’s own power, and Anhedonia is loosely about a joyless life versus oblivion. We’ll be touring with our buddies Teenage Bottlerocket through September/October, playing the fest, and then touring with our new friends in Lagwagon in October/November. New record in February. Stay tuned. This is about to get interesting.”
We pressed a super limited amount of color vinyl to celebrate the 15th anniversary of Swingin’ Utters S/T release. Pick it up here !
You love Lagwagon’s Hang, now prepare yourself to love Joey Cape’s latest effort, Stitch Puppy! This is his first solo record in five years and comes out this Friday! Head over to BrooklynVegan to hear the album in its entirety right now! Then, pre-order your copy today. Don’t miss Joey Cape bringing Stitch Puppy on tour this month, featuring One Week Records artists Brian Wahlstrom, Walt Hamburger, Jo Bergeron, and Betty And The Boy. If you want to try your hand at winning a pair of tickets, head over to Substream Magazine to enter.
09/15/15 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
09/16/15 Seattle, WA Sunset Tavern
09/17/15 Vancouver, BC Canada The Cobalt
09/18/15 Kelowna, BC Canada Habitat
09/19/15 Edmonton, AB Canada The Buckingham
09/20/15 Calgary, AB Canada Broken City
09/22/15 Winnipeg, MB Canada West End Cultural Center
09/23/15 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
09/24/15 Chicago, IL Beat Kitchen
09/25/15 London, ON Canada London Music Hall
09/26/15 Toronto, ON Canada Horseshoe
09/27/15 Laval, QC, Canada Bar Le Repaire
09/29/15 Providence, RI The Parlour
09/30/15 New York, NY The Bowery Electric
10/01/15 Washington, DC Black Cat
10/02/15 Charlotte, NC The Milestone Club
10/03/15 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
10/04/15 Charleston, SC Tin Roof
10/06/15 Nashville, TN The End
10/07/15 St. Louis, MO The Demo
10/09/15 Denver, CO Larimer Lounge
10/11/15 Tucson, AZ Club Congress
10/13/15 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
10/14/15 San Diego, CA Brick By Brick
10/15/15 Santa Ana, CA Constellation Room
10/16/15 Santa Barbara, CA Velvet Jones
10/17/15 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
Night Birds absolutely destroyed at our Fat 25th Anniversary weekend in S.F. Pumped on their manic energy, we knew you’d be craving another new song. Go to The Nerdist for the premiere of “Blank Eyes” off Night Birds’ shredding new album, Mutiny at Muscle Beach! Don’t miss them on tour starting in October!
Joey Cape’s brand new album Stitch Puppy, his first solo record in five years, comes out next week! Today, head to Noisey to watch an incredibly creative video for “This Life Is Strange.” Produced, directed and edited by Joey himself and containing amazing stop-motion sequences by his daughter Violet, this video is a surreal glimpse into Stitch Puppy’s world. German fans watch here.
Direct Hit’s Wasted Mind reviewed on Fuck Yeah Pop Punk!
Los Angeles! If you can breathe your brown air well enough tomorrow, get over and see Dead To Me!
San Diego Punk (yeah, you know the guy) got Mean Jeans drunk and interviewed them.
Hey American West! Bad Cop/Bad Cop is ready to rock for you over the next week!
Leftover Crack is ready to rock Canada this week!
New interview with Direct Hit frontman Nick Woods.
How do you say “Party” in Swedish? We’re guessing this interview Mean Jeans has the answer.