Bad Cop/Bad Cop have been hard at work over the last six months writing, rehearsing, and recording their incredible new album, Warriors. Besting personal demons, processing the election, and coming together as a band like never before, Bad Cop/Bad Cop condensed these struggles and emotions into a powerful, 11-song statement of purpose. Warriors—out June 16th—bleeds with catchy hooks, strong melodies, attitude, and strength, all with honest, heart-felt lyrics. Today, head to Noisey to listen to the first single, “Womanarchist.” Then, pre-order Warriors today! After hearing this album, you’ll definitely want to see the new songs performed live. Fortunately for everyone, Bad Cop/Bad Cop are pretty much subletting their rooms for the rest of 2017. Check out their upcoming dates in May, which include Punk Rock Bowling and Pouzza Fest. Then, catch them on the (literally) hottest tour across North America, Vans Warped Tour!
About the songwriting on Warriors, singer/guitarist Stacey Dee had this to say: “The election had a big impact on us. We were really hurt and sad. It felt like we needed to take a stand and say something. I had never really dug into anything super-serious about fairness, equality, or justice in my songwriting before…it was all about honesty, celebrating our differences, and letting our power come together naturally.”
We are only a week away from the April 28th release of The Dirty Nil’s awesome new singles album, Minimum R&B. However, today, you can hear the entire album over at Brooklyn Vegan! If you haven’t secured your copy, head here to do so. If you live outside the U.S., Dine Alone has you covered. Heads up: The Dirty Nil have a ton of tour dates on the docket. Go here to see when they hit your town.
The time has come for another leap across the Atlantic, to attend Groezrock in Meerhout, Belgium! We’re bringing a ton of cool vinyl from our warehouse, from our record store, and for the first time ever – special FAT EURO STORE pressings of a few newer releases. These are limited to just 100 copies and only available in Europe. But that’s all we’re going to tell you. You’ll have to come out to Groezrock and see us in the festival market next Saturday (April 29th) and Sunday (April 30th). Get tickets now! Until then, listen to our Groezrock edition Spotify Fat Club Playlist!
face to face’s brand new video is premiering over at Uproxx Music! Click here to watch the video for “Say What You Want,” a standout track from last year’s stellar Protection album and the title track off their upcoming 7-inch, available for pre-order now. But if you prefer to buy it in person, you’re in luck. face to face is hitting the road next month on their Econolive ’17 Tour – don’t miss it!
“’Say What You Want’ is a song about how speech is often protected to be exclusionary of people who have divergent opinions from the accepted social norms. You really can’t say what you want.” – Trever Keith
Direct Hit’s Domesplitter is officially out today! Head here to listen to the entire album. If you missed the video premiere of the lead track, “Snickers or Reese’s (Pick up the Pieces),” you can watch it here! Then, check out their upcoming dates which includes a run to Canada where they’ll not only play the legendary Bovine Sex Club, but Pouzza Fest as well!
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!
Break On Through: Four Things That Made The Dirty Nil Juno Award Winners.
The Bombpops have been on an absolute tear since they released their latest effort, Fear of Missing Out. With record release shows in the bag, they are heading out again this May. Scope out their tour dates and then read a brand new interview with the band here!