Head over to Alternative Press to listen to a brand new CJ Ramone song! “Let’s Go” is the lead track off his new album, American Beauty, out March 17th and available for pre-order now! You can also pick it up at our European webstore and our Australian webstore. Don’t miss him on tour. Dates and info here.
Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar are teaming up to head to Europe this April. Both bands will close out their European run by performing at the legendary Groezrock festival. Check out their tour dates, and info here!
Need a playlist for your special lover today? Western Addiction has you covered with not one but 2 Valentine’s Day Spotify playlists! ♥
Here’s Jason from Western Addiction setting up his playlist:
“I realize that a list of “love songs” may sound unusual coming from us considering I’m usually screaming at people, but I’ve actually been thinking about this playlist for quite some time. The only two criteria for the selections were that they would have to resonate with someone who has a working knowledge of punk and it has to elicit a certain “feeling.” Maybe that’s love, who knows. There is some old, some new, and some necessary clichés. Play this for someone special and let me know what I forgot. We wrote our first “love song” called “Red Emeralds” that’s on the new record and we can’t wait for you to hear it.
WA vous aime,
Chad from Western Addiction on his playlist: “Love songs don’t need to be soft and cheesy, though. Here’s a punk rock V-Day playlist”.
Make sure you check out Western Addiction’s new album – Tremulous – OUT ON March 10th!
The Bombpops’ debut full-length, Fear of Missing Out, is out today! Head to Bandcamp, Spotify, or Apple Music to listen to the entire album. Then, snag your copy here! Or better yet, grab one from the band at one of their California record release shows. Read a stellar review or two, then dive into an interview with co-frontwomen Jen and Poli, who give the rundown on how they arrived at FAT. Now, let’s bring it all home by watching their infectious, vivacious, and downright energetic video for their first single “CA in July.”
Direct Hit fans, get pumped!!! On April 14th, we’ll be re-releasing the band’s debut album, Domesplitter. After countless emails, tags, and comments, we’ve heeded your call, and repressed their very first full-length album, complete with brand new (much improved) art! Front-man Nick Woods gives you the rundown:
Domesplitter is the first full-length album we put out. It’s an ‘album’ in the sense that it runs for about a half hour, but really it’s just a compilation of 10 tunes we’d already posted on the internet in the couple years leading up to its original release. The handful of people who knew and cared about our band at the time picked the tracklist out by voting on these slips of paper we mailed with SASEs before we’d even put out a real record. So really, this wasn’t even ‘original’ when it first came out, which makes it pretty fucking derivative now. But if you’re looking for wholly pioneering and groundbreaking punk rock from DH at this point, something’s probably wrong with your brain. Either way, after we signed up with Fat a lot of people started asking us if we’d ever put these tunes back on vinyl again. So that’s what we’re doing here. I still think a lot of these songs hold up. The rest make for great embarrassment fodder when we’re onstage. Show how cool you are by yelling “Living Dead” at us instead of “Free Bird.” We will never play it.Direct Hit are rolling out with Bowling For Soup this April. Don’t miss it!
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!