We’re ecstatic to announce the premiere of the second single from The Bombpops’ debut full-length, Fear of Missing Out. The track is called “Jerk” and you can find it over at Alternative Press. This song is probably not what you’re expecting from The Bombpops: “With ‘Jerk’ we really wanted to channel a sleazy, grungy, ‘90s feel… plus it’s basically a song about being a dick, which we think everyone can relate to on one level or another,” says the band. Fear of Missing Out drops February 10th and is available for pre-order today! Check their upcoming tour dates.
American Beauty is CJ Ramone’s third solo album and was recorded with the stellar backing band of Steve Soto (Adolescents), Dan Root (Adolescents), and Pete Sosa (Street Dogs). Out March 17th, the 12-song effort crackles with the spirit of ’76 and a sound and style true to the Ramones. CJ and his band have been on the road a lot since we released his last album, Last Chance to Dance, in 2014. Playing shows with the new generation of bands hasn’t been lost on CJ. He lent backing vocals to a track on the last Night Birds album, and now, on his own record, gets contributions from Big Eyes frontwoman Kate Eldridge and the horn section of Mariachi El Bronx! We’ll be premiering a brand new song shortly, so stay tuned! And now, a word from the man himself, CJ Ramone:
American Beauty is the record I’ve been working towards since I started putting out records as CJ Ramone. My songwriting has definitely grown up some, but the raw energy is still there. Steve Soto, Dan Root, and Pete Sosa helped me drive every track home in a way that only veterans of the business can do, with engineer/co-producer Paul Miner throwing gas on the fire every step of the way. I don’t think I could have made this record any better. 2017 is set to be my busiest year yet, starting with a coast to coast US/Canada tour, followed up by an extended trip to Europe this summer. Fall and Winter we’ll be spending in South America and we are working on a trip to Japan and, fingers crossed, Australia. It’s going to be a good year. Hope to see y’all on the big road.
As we mentioned, we’re releasing The Bombpops debut full-length, Fear of Missing Out, on February 10th! You can pre-order the album right now on Bandcamp and iTunes, and in doing so, you’ll get to download the first single—"CA In July"—immediately. Pretty snazzy. Once you have the lyrics memorized, be sure to catch them live next month at one of their record release shows, including dates with Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Get Dead, and The Bouncing Souls! All of the dates and info can be found here! Check back soon for the vinyl pre-order.
Let’s kick off 2017 with some good news. Direct Hit joins Anti-Flag and Reel Big Fish on their Winter 2017 North American tour, starting today! They’ll support the duo for the first leg of the tour (January 4th through 26th). Check out the dates here. If you need a refresher, listen to Direct Hit’s latest effort and FAT debut, Wasted Mind, in its entirety over at Youtube, Bandcamp or Spotify.
Chicken from Dead To Me is interviewed on Razorcake’s podcast. It’s a good one!
Mean Jeans Midwest tour starts tonight in Chicago!
Direct Hit recommends their tips for touring! Watch it here.
Western Addiction just got added to the Descendents show in Santa Cruz!
Bombpops are interviewed on Inertia. Have a look!