Get ready to trip out to another wild new Direct Hit video! Directed by Bobby Ziraldo and Andrew Swant from Special Entertainment, “Was it the Acid?” is premiering now at Alternative Press. If you haven’t pre-ordered your copy of Direct Hit’s upcoming album, Wasted Mind, grab it now! Be sure to catch them live this summer. Dates and info, here!
With a boatload of FAT bands setting sail for the Old World, Europe is the place to be this summer. Next up, Lagwagon are heading over and joining forces with Useless ID in July and August. Useless ID will be on tour supporting their upcoming full-length, State is Burning, out July 1st. Stay tuned for a new song later this week! For all the dates and info, head here.
EUROPE! We hope you’re ready because The Flatliners land on your shores this August! For all the dates and info, head here!
Looks like our parents weren’t kidding when they told us not to take candy from a stranger. Case in point, Direct Hit’s new video. “Paid in Brains” is premiering over at Bloody Disgusting right now! It features all the warning signs that should joggle your brain to walk away. Creepy guy wearing a lab coat who never stops smiling? Check. Psychedelic lights that are bound to give you a seizure? Check. All your friends tossing their cookies? Check. Best to experience the mayhem of Direct Hit live, so be sure to catch them later this month and throughout July. Dates and info here! If you want to grab a copy of Wasted Mind, out June 24th, pre-order it now! In a couple weeks we’ll have a super deluxe vinyl package for all of you who require a larger dose.
Contrary to the title, Get Dead’s latest full-length, Honesty Lives Elsewhere, is one of the most honest albums you’ll ever find. No shtick. No posturing. Just straight up, from the heart, punk rock. With multiple releases under their collective belt, Get Dead have really honed their trademark blend of raw punk and acoustic folk into a seamless style that feels completely natural. The lyrics and temper of Honesty Lives Elsewhere are instantly relatable, drawing on the experiences and tribulations of scraping through the day to day. Though their full-length isn’t out until July 29th, you can listen to abrand new song—“Silence”—over on our YouTube channel today! Then, check out what vocalist Sam King had to say below:
We are extremely proud of this new record. We got to work with a bunch of our friends again as well as some new ones. Josh Garcia once again gave up his sleep and sanity to orchestrate the chaos. Fat Mike returned to help produce it and contribute to some late night psychotic behavior. We had Miles from toyGuitar play some instruments that we can’t pronounce and Joey from OMM come through and bless us with some world class piano playing. It’s a fast, fun record and we can’t wait to unleash it.
We will be kicking things off in Japan at the beginning of August. Then a greater West Coast tour in mid-August before we head out to the East Coast. From there it’ll be Spain, UK and a grip of European shows, ending back in Florida for The Fest! We will have a few naps, then it’s off to Australia!
We are very sad to report the passing of Bad Astronaut’s drummer, Erik Herzog, an exceptionally talented musician and lifelong member of the Santa Barbara music scene. Our deepest condolences to Erik’s family and to our friends in Bad Astronaut: Joey, Marko, Todd, Angus, and Thom.
Don’t miss Zach Quinn from PEARS crooning to the masses on his solo tour! Dates here!
New interview with Jay from Frenzal Rhomb.
Mean Jeans are playing Portland tomorrow night!
TILT is playing day 1 at The Lookouting: A Celebration of Lookout Records at Gilman!
There’s a bunch of Fat bands on the Watch Dogs 2 game soundtrack! Give it a listen on their Spotify playlist.
Fat Mike talks to CBC News in Canada about the US Elections.
Stacey Dee from Bad Cop/Bad Cop talks with Dying Scene.