Good news! For those of you that weren’t able to get to a record store on April 16th to pick up Rise Against’s Join the Ranks picture disc, you have another opportunity. No, we aren’t now selling the exact same thing on the internet as seems to be the trend with RSD stuff. That picture disc is long gone and was ONLY available at stores. What we’ve got now is a 70-gram 7” (heavyweight vinyl akin to a 180-gram LP) in a regular sleeve and available everywhere, with of course a limited amount on colored vinyl through Fat mailorder (also on 70-gram). Pre-order now! (Also, check out the last Rise Against 7", on sale now!)
Swingin’ Utters Here, Under Protest is out today! This marks the release of the band’s first new full length album in 8 long years. If you’re as hungry as we were to hear it, you can check out a full album stream by clicking here. Additionally, we’re giving away a track titled “Taking The Long Way” and you can download it for free right now! Here, Under Protest is available for purchase on CD, LP and digital. Read this new review and take a peek at their tour dates below.
Check out their current tour dates
You heard it right, we’re reuniting with the Star Fucking Hipsters for their next release! All is cool with Alternative Tentacles but these drifters like to move around, and we’re stoked to have them. This marks their third proper full length and we’re looking for a fall release. Stay tuned for details, and check out what Sturgeon had to say below:
On the eve of detention:
S.F.H. destined to make Star Fucking History. All basic tracks & Nico vox have been tracked at Motor studios earlier this year with prolific drummer/singer/song-writer Mikey Erg! (from every band you’ve ever heard of…) & full on guest spots by the likes of Boots Riley from The Coup, Blackbird Raum from Santa Cruz & Intro5pect from So. Cal. Recording S.F.H.‘s highly anticipated Vol.III for Fat records (en?)titled “From the Dumpster to the Grave” will recommence at the end of May with new addition to the band Kelsey from the Oakland/Vallejo “super-group” Chump-Change! Expect at least 13 tracks of “Bubble-Gum Crust” & “Crack Rock Steady-isms”. At least four ska tunes says band talking head “Sturgeon/Stza Crack”. More guests’ TBA & a fall release to be sure. Expect art from Fly, Eric Drooker, Beau Coulon, Alyssa Tanchaka & Paul Barron to name a few. S.F.H. love & want to sex you all up unless you’re under-age in which case they will “wait” until your 18th birthday (16 in Europe…).
Get ready to have a new favorite band as Fat Wreck Chords has signed Ellwood! If you’ve been missing the Mad Caddies, Ellwood is for you. Chuck, singer from the Mad Caddies formed Ellwood in a tiny farming community where there was nothing to do but get some dudes together and play music. The result is Lost in Transition, Ellwood’s debut on Fat Wreck Chords, due out on June 21st, 2011. Stay tuned as we’ll be debuting a track, and listing tour dates soon!
Dead To Me, Off With Their Heads and Riverboat Gamblers are heading out this summer on a massive tour. The tour is a shared co-headlining bill with the bands rotating positions, so you’ll need to check your local listings for the line-up. Check out Dead To Me drummer & artist Ian Anderson’s tour poster below.
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.