Happy Friday! As promised, AltPress is premiering the brand new Swingin’ Utters full length, Poorly Formed! Once it seeps into your brain, head over to read a track-by-track commentary from Johnny and Darius about what went into writing this latest offering. The fun doesn’t stop there because these gents plan to spend A LOT of time on the road this year. They kick things off with a record release show this Saturday in Santa Cruz, CA, then on to the rest of the west. Get Poorly Formed now!
Head over to Alternative Press to dip into the minds of Johnny and Darius who deliver a track by track of just what went into writing Poorly Formed. You can listen to three brand new songs over at our soundcloud player. Stay tuned for a full album stream next week!
Swingin’ Utters tour dates
Pee-free and punch-free, Fat returns to Austin’s South by Southwest Music Festival.
Less than 2 weeks until the release of the brand new Swingin’ Utters record, Poorly Formed! We love the lo-fi grooves and classic punk twangs that circulate throughout the album. Last week, fans got another taste of it with the dynamic and catchy Stuck in a Circle. Today, Revolver Magazine brings you “Brains”, an all-downstroked, dark yet hopeful Johnny/Jack composition, and another example of the diversity contained on Poorly Formed. Swingin’ Utters kick off their tour in February in North America and continue on to Australia with Dropkick Murphys at the end of March. Read what singer Johnny Bonnel had to say about the song below:
Jack wrote the music, I wrote the lyrics. This was my favorite music Jack sent me to write a song to. When we (Jack and I) went in to record a rough demo for this it was originally titled “He Must Respect The Chemistry” and needed some tweaking. “Brains” was inspired by my wife, Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning,” The Cure and The Walking Dead. It’s never just one thing!
If you’ve been able to attend a few Masked Intruder shows, I’m sure you left with your pockets significantly lighter. They have sticky fingers after all and have spent countless hours honing their skills in the clink. Due to prison overcrowding these misfits were released and have been trying to keep their noses clean by writing some new material. Details on that later because today is the official release day for these career criminals’ first album on Fat. No one likes the word “release” like these guys so we’re giving away “25 to Life” from their self-titled debut full length, originally released in 2012 on Red Scare, now on Fat and on vinyl for the first time. In a couple weeks, Masked Intruder join the mighty Teenage Bottlerocket and The Queers for a slew of U.S. shows and then extradite themselves to Europe this summer. All dates here.
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!