CJ Ramone’s new full-length, American Beauty, comes out on March 17th! American Beauty is CJ’s third solo album and was recorded with his stalwart backing band: Steve Soto (Adolescents), Dan Root (Adolescents), and Pete Sosa (Street Dogs). The 12-song effort percolates with the spirit of ‘76, and a sound and style true to the Ramones. You can pre-order the album right now on Bandcamp and iTunes, and in doing so, you’ll receive an immediate download of all three singles, including album-closer “Pony,” which debuts today! This is one of our favorite tracks on the album; a heartfelt, Ramones-style cover of the Tom Waits gem, taken to another level by a contribution from the Mariachi El Bronx horn section. Don’t believe us? Listen to it here! Then, get ready to check out CJ Ramone live, because he has a ton of dates coming up. New Yorkers, don’t miss him on March 17th at his record release show at the Bowery Electric. Then, he’ll embark on a full North American tour with Big Eyes supporting. After that, he sets sail for Europe, where he’ll spend a month making the rounds. All the dates and info can be found here.
Comin’ in Hot! The Real McKenzies, Two Devils Will Talk, is out today! Head to Bandcamp, Spotify, or Apple Music to listen to the entire album. Then, read a killer review, or two. Next, be sure not to miss these scallywags as they have a slew of tour dates booked across North America and Europe. Watch their video for “Due West,” and if you haven’t ordered your copy of Two Devils Will Talk, snag it below!
Canada: Stomp Records for CD & Digital, Fat Webstore for Vinyl
Australia/New Zealand: Fat Webstore hosted by Artist First for Vinyl
Europe: Fat Webstore hosted by Kingsroad for Vinyl
USA & everywhere else: Fat webstore for CD, Vinyl & Digital
Western Addiction’s third single and epic closing track from their new album, Tremulous, is out today. “Your Life Is Precious” and its accompanying video were a labor of love for the band, as they explain in the premiere at CLRVYNT. Tremulous comes out next Friday, March 10th.
In 2016, face to face kicked off their 25th anniversary with a bang! They reunited with FAT for their ninth album, Protection, and then released remastered editions of their classic first three albums, long out of print on vinyl. 2017 is shaping up to be another exciting year for face to face fans. On May 5th, we’ll be releasing a new 7”, Say What You Want, a double A-side single containing a previously unreleased song from the Protection sessions called “I, Me, Mine.” This song is a classic single track—an absolute barnburner—that just didn’t fit the vibe of the Protection album. Additionally, face to face has decided to return to their roots with an intimate North American tour. Billed as “Econolive 17”, the tour will see the band hit smaller clubs across the nation, with lots of special fan opportunities.
Trever Keith elaborates, “20 years ago, we jumped in a van and performed in very small clubs across the U.S. on a tour we called, ‘Econolive.’ This May, we are setting out to recreate this experience with ‘Econolive 17.’ This tour is all about getting up close and personal with our fans in a way we haven’t done for a couple of decades. There’s nothing quite like punk rock shows in a small club. You get the energy, volume, and sweat all in your face. You can’t help but be a part of the action. The tour celebrates the release (May 5th) of the seven-inch single for ‘Say What You Want’ from the record Protection."As part of the Econolive 17 Tour, they will offer VIP packages:
Tickets go on sale March 1st and you can procure your VIP placement here!
We are only days away from the March 3rd release of The Real McKenzies’ fantastic new album, Two Devils Will Talk! Today, however, you can hear the entire album over at Brooklynvegan! Then, check out their upcoming tour dates, which include Canada, America, and every corner of Europe! Watch their video for “Due West,” and if you haven’t ordered your copy of Two Devils Will Talk, snag it HERE.
Greetings, P.K. McKenzie here. Just wanting to drop a couple of lines concerning our epic new 25th anniversary release, "Two Devils Will Talk.” We all are very happy with this new album in terms of writing and performing, and the technical crew did a stellar job. I am listening to it constantly, trying to hear any flaw and as yet, one cannot be found. This makes us very happy. All of what we have done and what we do is for you, our fans. It has been a pleasure to have entertained all of you over the last 25 years, and we look forward to 25 more. On behalf of The Real McKenzies and myself, it has been an honor to be given yet another world tour. We shall see you all soon, and please don’t be too shy. Come to the merch booth for a beer with us. xox
TMZ caught up with Joey Cape?!
Western Addiction were interviewed for the latest Razorcake podcast!
Direct Hit! is playing a show with Rise Against on Friday in Chicago!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits just came out. Check out this review on Paste Magazine
Volume up, pedal down. Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour is happening now! Don’t miss it.
Chicken from Dead To Me was interviewed on Is This Music podcast. Give it a listen!