It’s official, Joey Cape’s full back catalog is out today! Order Joey’s first two proper solo albums, Bridge and Doesn’t Play Well With Others. His collaboration with Jon Snodgrass (Drag the River) on acoustic covers of their respective bands’ songs, Liverbirds. Joey’s full-band take on a selection of previously acoustic songs, Joey Cape’s Bad Loud: Volume One. And lastly, his final collaboration with Tony Sly, Scorpios, also featuring Snodgrass and Brian Wahlstrom. You can order the Joey Cape bundle here, or individual records here.
Once again, we are joining forces with the illustrious Spike Slawson on his new project: UKE-HUNT! We’ll release their debut 7", The Prettiest Star on April 29th and release a full length later in the year. The single is the first taste of Spike’s latest cover band featuring Joe Raposo (Lagwagon/RKL) on upright bass and Randy Burk (Filthy Thieving Bastards) on percussion. What started as Spike simply learning and arranging some of his favorite classic songs for the ukulele on his own, eventually evolved into added musicians and a layered patchwork of ukulele, saxophone, glockenspiel, stylophone, organ, standup bass, and all manner of percussive elements. The Prettiest Star features two songs: the A-side is from the upcoming full length and the B-side, “Ben” (Michael Jackson), is exclusive to this 45. Spike adds, “The album track is a love letter from David Bowie to Marc Bolan, or so I recently heard. Our rendition is my love letter to myself. While I fear and despise rodents, I love the B-side and cry like a little girl whenever I hear it. R.I.P. Michael.”
Noisey/Vice is premiering a brand new Banner Pilot song: “Modern Shakes”. Culled from their new album Souvenir, out April 15th, bassist and songwriter Nate Ganglehoff describes the song as “a good introduction to the rest of the album-both in lyrical themes and in the music itself.” Guitarist, vocalist and lyricist Nick Johnson adds, “The song is about missing a person who has moved on. Sometimes when your life intersects with someone, it can leave an impression that sticks with you, even if your time together was brief.” This May, Banner Pilot will headline a string of long-anticipated shows. Tickets are on-sale now and moving fast! Head here to pre-order Souvenir today.
Pre-order Boss Lady, the debut Fat 7" from L.A.’s Bad Cop/Bad Cop, right now! And give these badass women your support and come out to one of their record release shows to be announced here soon!
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!
Tomorrow is Dillinger Four’s St. Patricks Day Massacre in Minneapolis!
Get Dead start their West Coast tour with The Bouncing Souls tomorrow night!
CJ Ramone American Beauty comes out Friday! Read this interview with him while you wait for the release to arrive on your doorstep.
Get your tickets to Dillinger Four: St. Patricks Day Massacre NOW!