This is not a drill. Yep, Frenzal Rhomb, the most hospitalized band in the world — seriously, everything from broken drumming arms and detached guitar-playing retinas to an actual pig-borne tapeworm in the lead singer’s brain — are releasing their ninth full-length record. Out May 26th, Hi-Vis High Tea, is the band’s first new material since 2011’s resurgent Smoko at the Pet Food Factory. Recorded once again by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag) and Jason Livermore at The Blasting Room, Hi-Vis High Tea, features 20 songs in just over 30 frenetic minutes. Since we’re decent, thoughtful Frenzal fans just like yourselves, we won’t leave you hanging. Today, you can get your first taste of their catchy, punk rock antics, with this must-see video, complete with another lovely, freshly-coined term for its title: ‘’Cunt Act.’’ Watch, and then pre-order your copy today! Europe, go here. Australia, snag yours here. Then, check out the Australian-sized tour they have planned!
Well, 2015 has come and gone, and we still need…roads. Also, time machines still aren’t a thing! However, our ongoing Original Demos Series allows you to travel back in time …back to when some of your favorite bands recorded demos of some of their best songs.
We are thrilled to reveal that No Use for a Name will be our fourth installment in this 7” vinyl series, coming at you on May 5th! The two song 7" features a never-before-heard demo of “Justified Black Eye” from Leche Con Carne, coupled with an extremely rare demo of “Sidewalk” from the Making Friends album. We found these songs on 20-year-old reels in our tape archive and knew we couldn’t keep them to ourselves. This release will be vinyl only, no digital, so pre-order your copy today!
Next up, another blast from the past, Hi-Standard! Last year, Pizza of Death released Another Starting Line, their first release of new material in 16 years. We’re always looking to expand our vinyl catalog, so when the band asked if we would press up their new EP, complete with a brand new throwback record cover, we jumped at the chance! This vinyl-only 7" release is also out on May 5th and you can pre-order it here.
Lastly, you can pre-order the brand new face to face 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 didn’t quite fit on the Protection album. Don’t miss them on their Econolive tour —a throwback to the band’s epic 1996 tour—which commences this May.
CJ Ramone’s American Beauty is out today! Head to Bandcamp, Spotify, or Apple Music to listen to the entire album. Read an in-depth interview with CJ, check out a review, then scope out CJ’s city guide to NYC. New Yorkers: tonight, CJ Ramone’s record release show with Big Eyes will be going off. Be there! For the rest of us, CJ will be making the rounds on a full North American tour, with Big Eyes supporting. Then, he’ll set sail for a full European Tour! All the dates and info can be found here.
Western Addiction’s new album, Tremulous, is officially out today! Head to Bandcamp, Spotify, Brooklynvegan, or Apple Music to listen to the entire album. Read an extensive interview with singer/songwriter, Jason Hall. Then, check out a trio of reviews: here, here, and here! If you haven’t procured your copy yet, grab it today! Or better still, check out their upcoming tour dates and snag a copy from them in person. Bay Area peeps, be sure to catch Western Addiction at their record release show, this Saturday at Bottom of the Hill, with labelmates, toyGuitar.
The Real McKenzies’ brand new video is premiering over at Exclaim! Click here to watch the video for “Seafarers,” the anchor track from their latest full-length, Two Devils Will Talk. Out now, you can grab your copy today! (Canadians: order yours here). Then, be sure to catch them live, as they set sail on their North American tour today.
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!