Teenage Bottlerocket are co-headlining a tour with the Queers in February and March of 2013 and will be bringing Masked Intruder along too! Power Pop mayhem! Read what Ray had to say about the tour below:
If someone would have told me we were going on tour with the The Queers in 1995, I probably would have cried (happy tears). Now its 2013, TBR is going on tour with the Queers, and I’m just as stoked! Why? Because not only will we be playing with the Queers in Feb/March, but Masked Intruder will be on all the shows as well. Monsters of Pop Punk Tour! We are looking forward to 2013 and this is a great way to start out the year. Come and party with us.
02/21/13 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbits w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
02/22/13 Miami, FL Churchill’s w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
02/23/13 St. Petersburg, FL Local 662 w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
02/24/13 Orlando, FL Will’s Pub w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
02/26/13 Charlotte, NC The Milestone w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
02/27/13 Richmond, VA The Camel w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
02/28/13 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
03/01/13 Baltimore, MD The Metro Gallery w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
03/02/13 New York, NY Santo’s Party House w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
03/03/13 Boston, MA Church- Boston w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
03/05/13 Rochester, NY Bug Jar w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
03/06/13 Toronto, ON Canada HorseShoe Tavern w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
03/07/13 Hamtramck, MI Magic Stick w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
03/08/13 Cleveland, OH Now That’s Class w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
03/09/13 Morgantown, WV 123 Pleasant St. w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder
03/10/13 Newport, KY The Southgate House w/ The Queers, Masked Intruder, The Dopamines
Teenage Bottlerocket have a new video! “Cruising for Chicks” is a real rocker from their latest full length, Freak Out! Head over to The Onion’s A.V. Club to watch the premiere. TBR are currently on tour with NOFX and head to Europe with Dropkick Murphys in 2013. Check the dates here!
As promised, we’ll be releasing the new Swingin’ Utters full length in early 2013! Get ready to redefine just who the Swingin’ Utters are, since they’re not a band who’s ever made the same record twice. And while the tones and arrangements set this record apart from their recent work, there’s still plenty of piss ‘n’ vinegar along with all the other hallmarks of a great Swingin’ Utters record: catchy melodies, diverse instrumentation, and intelligent, heartfelt lyrics. If you haven’t picked up their latest 7”, The Librarians Are Hiding Something, do so now as the title track is the lead song off Poorly Formed, and you can hear it by heading over to our media player. Read below as Darius describes just what went into this new record:
“Our new record was written pretty quickly, more so than anything we’ve done in the past. One of the reasons, I think, was that Jack had several songs in various stages of completeness, but once he decided to give Johnny the music, and have Johnny write the lyrics and vocal melody to his instrumentation, things started to fly… So there are several of these Johnny/Jack songs on the record (which marks the first songs Jack’s written with us). In that way, it was a brand new writing process for us, so it was pretty exciting, and we’re really happy with the way all of these songs came out in the end. Mixing with Chris Dugan was an added bonus, and we really hope we can work with him again! We’ll be on the west coast in March, as well as a few NoCal record release shows in late February. We’re planning on hitting everywhere else in the US (and Canada too!) by the end of the summer. We’re going to Australia with Frank Turner and the Dropkick Murphys for a few days in early April (our first time on that continent!), and heading to Europe in July. Hopefully Japan sometime in the fall.”
Today marks the official release date of the first new slab of Snuff vinyl in just about a decade. In the Stocks is a classic single in all the essential ways: Number one, clearly, is that it is not a CD; it is a 45 RPM 7” vinyl record. Two, the A-side is a hit, a genuine Snuff classic in all senses, destined to be a mandatory part of every Snuff live show from now on (all ONE of them). Three, you get something extra on the B-side, an acoustic version of the Demmamussabebonk classic “Sunny Places”, recorded specifically for this single. And a bonus number four for you rarity-obsessives out there, this single version of “In the Stocks” is a completely different mix from the one that appears on the forthcoming 5-4-3-2-1-Perhaps? album! So if you haven’t already, go order your copy now.
APB! We’re happy (and somewhat afraid) to announce that Fat will be bringing you the self-titled debut full length from Masked Intruder. We’d love to tell you where they’re from and all that other happy stuff, but intel on these hoods is very murky. The record was originally released a couple months ago by our friends at Red Scare, but they called us in for back up. And lemme tell, it’s a real crime scene. What we do know is that these thugs have been on tour with our buds Teenage Bottlerocket and people describe their music as “Descendents meets Jersey Boys”. That’s all the leads we have for now, but the gumshoes down at Alternative Press have been on the case and have a story about the signing. So lock your doors, shutter the windows, and go pre-order the CD or LP. This is the first time this thing has been on vinyl, so pick it up if you know what’s good for ya, bub.
face to face are heading to Mexico for a few days in July!
Direct Hit’s Wasted Mind reviewed on Fuck Yeah Pop Punk!
Los Angeles! If you can breathe your brown air well enough tomorrow, get over and see Dead To Me!
San Diego Punk (yeah, you know the guy) got Mean Jeans drunk and interviewed them.
Hey American West! Bad Cop/Bad Cop is ready to rock for you over the next week!
Leftover Crack is ready to rock Canada this week!
New interview with Direct Hit frontman Nick Woods.
How do you say “Party” in Swedish? We’re guessing this interview Mean Jeans has the answer.