Hot Dog! The Lawrence Arms have wiped their blurry eyes and have recorded a brand new EP titled Buttsweat and Tears to be released on vinyl and digitally via ITUNES on October 27th. Check back soon on how and when you can get your limited edition color vinyl. In the mean time, check out what Brendan Kelly had to say about the EP:
When my band, the Lawrence Arms, first started, we had this idea for a seven inch. We had the title picked out and we even knew what the cover was gonna be. We promised ourselves that our first seven inch would have this name and this cover. Well, we never did a seven inch (except for one that was part of a label series, which meant that the cover and the title were sort of more beholden to the big picture rather than our dumb ideas) and the whole thing kind of languished, and now, ten years later, in conjunction with our ten year anniversary show and subsequent west coast run (the first run in over 2 years), weâve got our first real seven inch on our hands. And guess what? We fucking named it the name that we thought up ten years ago. Thatâs right, assholes. When we decided what our first seven inch was gonna be called, âa digital releaseâ sounded like some sort of futuristic way to blow your load using your computer, and yet this fucking record is gonna be released digitally with an extra song. Thatâs, again, right, asshats. You guys wanna know what itâs called? Do you? Itâs called Buttsweat and Tears. Why? Well, for one thing, theyâre the two most secreted liquids from the three of us over the last decade, but of course we didnât know that would be the case when we thought up the title. We just thought it sounded tough, you know?
As reported earlier in the week, Chris Rest of Lagwagon fame has joined No Use For A Name! To celebrate the occasion the band is doing a one off show in San Francisco at Thee Parkside on October 7th before heading to Japan. Tony Sly had this to say:
We are totally stoked to have Chris in the band. I have always thought he was a shredder, so when I found out he was available I called him right away. Itâs also kind of cool to get someone from one of our peer bands because we all sort of grew up doing the same things. Heâs very easy to get along with and I think he will add to our sound.
10/07/09 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside
10/23/09 Niigata, Japan Lots
10/24/09 Koriyama, Japan Sharp 9
10/25/09 Sendai, Japan Club Junk Box
10/27/09 Mito, Japan Light House
10/29/09 Tokyo, Japan Blitz
10/30/09 Tokyo, Japan Blitz
11/02/09 Nagoya, Japan Club Quattro
11/03/09 Osaka, Japan Big Cat
11/05/09 Fukuoka, Japan DRUM
11/06/09 Hiroshima, Japan Namiki Junction
The wait is over, Paint It Blackâs debut EP on Fat Surrender is out today on vinyl and digitally via ITUNES! Though we sold out of the red vinyl within minutes, rest assured you can procure a green copy by attending a Paint It Black show while supplies last. If you are like Ron Burgundy, stay classy with black vinyl by clicking here. Click here to read what Dan Yemin had to say about the first track âSacredâ which you can hear streaming right now!
Paint It Black tour dates:
09/10/09 Philadelphia, PA First Unitarian Church
09/11/09 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
09/12/09 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall Of Williamsburg
09/13/09 Hoboken, NJ Maxwellâs
09/18/09 Kingston, UK The Peel
09/19/09 Leeds, UK Josephâs Well
09/20/09 Glasgow, Scotland Ivory Blacks
09/21/09 Manchester, UK The Star & Garter
09/22/09 Birmingham, UK The Swinging Sporran
09/23/09 Brighton, UK The Freebutt
09/24/09 Plymouth, UK White Rabbit
09/25/09 Southampton, UK Hamptons
09/26/09 London, UK The Fly
09/27/09 Newport, Wales Le Pub
Banner Pilotâs debut record on Fat Wreck Chords is out Sept. 1st! You can download the second track âSkeleton Keyâ by clicking here, and then pre-order your copy of Collapser:
09/04/09 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue Record release show
09/05/09 Chicago, IL Ronny’s
True to their roots, Paint It Black once again deliver a memorable and thoughtful hardcore performance on their Fat debut EP titled Surrender. You can hear the first track âSacredâ right here, right now! For an in-depth look at âSacredâsâ lyrics, read what Dan Yemin had to say below. Enjoy!
Whatâs up punks? Thanks for taking a couple of minutes out of your busy day to check out this song. Itâs about getting older and feeling more vulnerable, physically and emotionally, and about the self-imposed delusions people sometimes create to keep from experiencing that vulnerability. I feel like weâve written at least 20 songs about how hard it is for us humans to learn from our mistakes. This is yet another one. I guess we should get over it already.
I used to feel safe, oblivious to the mess I left in my wake. Now I try to give more than I take. But thereâs more at stake than the nights I spent awake. It turns out Iâve got a selfish streak, and I repeat the same mistakes.
Seconds, hours, minutes, days. I feel it slipping away.
Did I mention that Iâm fucking scared? I can feel the decay, but I canât say it caught me unawares. New bruises, new pills. Fate will not fight fair; the clock will not stand still. âAsk me why & Iâll spit in your eye.â Weâre all still ill.
Today I felt the time slipping away. Weâll push the fear out of the way.
Paint It Black embark on an East Coast run and head overseas, be sure not to miss them.
Strung Out added a few more US tour dates!
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Holler! Less Than Jake join Snoop Dogg, Billy Bragg and more at this years Kendal Calling!
The Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour starts today!
Hang tough! The Dwarves have announced a slew of dates!
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Wanna be in a Night Birds video? Grab a ticket here.
New podcast interview features two Ramones interviews. Check out CJ’s part here!