Alternative Press is premiering the brand new Real McKenzies song “Yes” off their upcoming full length: Rats In Burlap, out on April 7th. The song is a response to the 2014 referendum that asked Scottish voters whether Scotland should be an independent country. The McKenzies’ were firmly in favor of independence, so when the measure was voted down the song “Yes” was an outlet for their ire. Paul McKenzie states "It’s painfully apparent the skulduggery and cheap tricks that once again played out. We as the Real McKenzies wish to let our fans and the world know how we stand on this. Scotland belongs to the Scottish….period.” With that, turn the volume up, raise your glass of Scotch and if you haven’t pre-ordered the album, you can do so today! Don’t miss these gadabouts on tour kick off next month!
The release date (March 24th) for STRUNG OUT’s new full length, Transmission.Alpha.Delta is slowly creeping closer, but we’ve got a little something to tide you over until then. Red Bull is premiering the second new track from the album, “Spanish Days”. It’s a punchy blast with a soaring chorus that’ll leave you itching for more. Luckily for you the album is already available for pre-order. As if all that weren’t enough, the Transmission.To.The.Nation tour commences next month. Don’t miss it!
Steady yourself! Today, after a nine year wait, Noisey is premiering a brand new song from Good Riddance! “Dry Season” is an explosive first taste of their scorching new full-length, Peace in our Time, out April 21st. Vocalist, Russ Rankin expounds “This song is about the volatility and clash of deeply rooted belief systems in the Middle East, and the habit of the west to keep interfering in the region, with obviously questionable results.” Stay tuned, as we’ll be posting the pre-order soon but in the meantime, view their upcoming tour dates and prepare for GR’s ripping live show.
Launch into Tuesday with two powerhouse releases: The Flatliners and Western Addiction!
First up, we have The Flatliners 7", Resuscitation of the Year, a double A-side single which includes an unreleased song from the Dead Language sessions called “Fangs”. Since The Flatliners are headed to Europe on an epic tour, they put together a video of live footage and paired it with “Resuscitation of the Year”. Head to New Noise to watch them in action. Then, grab your copy today!
Next up, Western Addiction’s brand new three song 7", I’m Not the Man That I Thought I’d Be. Clatter and Hiss , which we premiered last week, is a demo of a song that will appear on their forthcoming album, and it marks the first appearance of bassist Tony Teixeira on a WA recording. If this has you frothing in eager anticipation for more, you’re in luck because they’re recording this fall! To get you even more pumped, read a new review over at punknews and then head over to Revolver to listen to the title track which features Dara from the band Serpent Crown.
Europe! Both bands are headed your way this week with Lagwagon to unleash an all-out blitz of punk rock. Get stoked!
Head over to New Noise Magazine for Western Addiction’s second European tour journal!
Check out all the new Get Dead tour dates!
Watch Bad Cop/Bad Cop perform unplugged over at Punks In Vegas!
Less Than Jake are heading out on the second leg of their tour with Reel Big Fish this May and June!
Lagwagon was just added to the NOFX shows in United Kingdom with Alkaline Trio playing too. Making it one of the best tours of the year!
New review of Western Addiction’s I’m Not the Man That I Thought I’d Be on Dying Scene.
Check out Jason Hall from Western Addiction’s European tour journal with The Flatliners and Lagwagon.
Read another stellar review for Strung Out over at New Noise Mag.