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Why I Love Dead Broke Rekerds…

Weeks ago I placed a healthy order of multiple vinyl goodness from Dead Broke Rekerds.  I received one order quite fast and the other was delayed and I was aware why – the company was waiting on record sleeves for the limted edition Explosivo! glow-in-the-dark LP I snagged

Today while earning my keep at the paying gig I realized that I still had not received my original order that included a copy of Explosivo! LP. 

I decided to hit up the website and try and find out what was going on as it has been a couple of weeks since I handed over my money for the goods. 

The moment I got onto the Dead Broke Rekerds website I see a post:

YOUR ORDERS ARE SHIPPING!!!Sorry for the delays but Paypal multi-order shipping was being an asshole, but rest assured all Explosivo Kickstarter orders, Pre-orders and every other order is shipping tomorrow and all through this week. Thanks you for your patience.

I did not need to send 1000 emails to find out what the heck was going on…yet.  I just thought it was cool the moment I hit up the site I found exactly what I was looking for.

I am sure the LPs will be at my doorstep in no time and I know I will continue to hand over my cash to this awesome online punk rock music store.

Nice job guys.  Keep up the good work.

Frank Turner Premieres New Song

Mark your calendars folks.  Frank Turner is releasing his highly anticipated fourth album on June 7th entitled England Keep My Bones.

Would you like to hear a new song from the upcoming release?

Head over to NME.com today to check out “I Am Disappear”.  It is an awesome song. 

Turner also released the track listing (read below) and album cover today:

I can not even tell you how excited I am to hear this release.  Turner has impressed me over the years with his folk/punk/rock sounds.  June can not come soon enough.

From Epitaph.com:

Rising singer-songwriter Frank Turner will be releasing his much anticipated fourth album entitled England Keep My Bones this coming June 7thvia Epitaph Records/Xtra Mile Recordings. 

The new album was produced by Tristan Ivemy and recorded within the stunning confines of Church Studios at Crouch End. The end result is a more thematically introspective affair for Turner, with lyrics addressing topics of mortality, relationships and religion in what proves to be a both brave and emotionally powerful record.
Turner will be showcasing songs from England Keep My Bones this coming April when he takes to the road for a special solo tour, playing intimate venues on both coasts of North America. It will be an ideal opportunity to catch this ascending star up close and personal before he spends the summer inspiring massive festival crowds throughout the world.
England Keep My BonesTrack Listing:
Eulogy – 1:34
Peggy Sang The Blues – 3:33
I Still Believe – 3:45
Rivers – 4:34
I Am Disappeared – 4:47
English Curse – 2:17
One Foot Before The Other – 3:26
If Ever I Stray – 2:54
WessexBoy – 3:34
Nights Become Days – 4:26
Redemption – 4:48
Glory Hallelujah – 4:3
North American Tour Dates:
2011-04-28  Knitting Factory  New York    NY    – Sold Out
2011-04-29  Red Palace  Washington  DC    – Sold Out
2011-04-30  The Bamboozle     East Rutherford   NJ   
2011-05-02  Beat Kitchen      Chicago     IL    – Sold Out
2011-05-04  Bottom of the Hill      Oakland     CA   
2011-05-05  Hotel Cafe  Los Angeles CA    – Sold Out

DIY Punk Rockers Explosivo! Given A Second Chance…

Once upon a time there was a melodic punk/indie/rock band called Explosivo!.

Hailing from the quiet town of Long Island, N.Y., the band featured a group of guys who you can now find in acts like Iron Chic, Wax Phantom and Small Arms Dealer.  They were good, they were damn good.   

Dead Broke Rekerds described them as a mix of  “Piebald & Pantera hanging out at Guns ‘N Wankers house.”  Sadly they broke up in 2001 so finding anything by them has been quite the challenge.

Lucky for us Dead Broke Rekerds & Limited Pressing were nice enough to re-release a hidden gem of a DIY album.  Released digitally on  BandCamp (see below) as well as vinyl, it is almost like Explosivo! has been given a second chance to be heard by anyone who might have missed them long ago.

If you are a vinyl fanatic like I am hurry up and grab onebefore they sellout.  Act even faster and you might score yourself a glow-in-the-dark version that is limited to 50.  At $10 you can bet your grits I already grabbed one!  Plus the rest of the Dead Broke Rekerds store is full of awesome swag and shipping is only $4!

Want to hear some Explosivo! now?  Enjoy:

The Horrible Crowes

Hey to all you Gaslight Anthem fans out there.  This is for you…

Apparently Absolute Punk found out a little secret about Mr. Brian Fallon of Gaslight Anthem fame.  It would appear that Fallon is working on a little side project called The Horrible Crowes.

Last week Fallon admitted finally to the rumor that he and bandmate Ian Perkins would be working on more of a “Night Time Music” album. 

Fallon has this to say on his blog Cassettes In The Mailbox:

I remember I used to have to set myself on fire to get somebody to find out about my band, either that or play with Bruce Springsteen! (wink) so I’m pumped people care enough to find out before I even told anybody outside my little circle. So thanks for caring about what I’m up to, I appreciate that a lot.

Anyway, so here’s the deal… the “night time music” is myself and Mr. Ian Perkins, and what we’re doing is writing songs and making demos at the very moment. We hope to put out a full length record sometime this year, before it gets cold again, I don’t know with whom, or when exactly it will come out. But the point is, it’s coming out. We’re calling ourselves The Horrible Crowes.

The name comes from a poem called the Twa Corbies, which means, “two crows.”

I am sure you have guessed it already, I am stoked.  Not to mention Fallon also talked about a new Gaslight record that they will be working on.

2011 is shaping up to be a good year for releases.

The Awesome: Those Darlins Share “Be Your Bro” For All To Hear

I am not sure where you are from, but I hale from Ohio and the weather SUCKS here today!!!!  Seriously, it is raining ice.  It looks like someone kicked over a gigantic Slushie machine and all the ice covered the area.  The roads are horrible, I am stuck inside and am getting restless.

So what do I do?  I sit at my computer and look for distractions.  I go through countless emails about nothing special and suddenly I saw this – a message from Those Darlins:

We finally get to share with you some music off our new LP Screws Get Loose.
We want to feel your excitement as we unleash all that we have worked so hard on.
Hope it turns you on.

I stopped everything I was doing and checked out the song.

Suddenly I am forgetting about how craptastic it is outside and I am not worried about how long it will take me to get to work in the morning (who am I kidding, yes I am).  I love their new sound and have the feeling that this is the release that will skyrocket this kick-ass foursome into the spotlight they oh so deserve.

The new album drops in March and I can not wait to hear it. If you are as crazy as I am about Those Darlins, you can pre-order your copy today!

Screws Get Loose drops on 03/29/2011