It’s been a bit since I listened to The Casualties and today I was reminded why I dig them so much thanks to a new video of “We Are All We Have” that posted on MySpace. Having been a huge fan of theirs for years I really have no solid reason why I have not been keeping tabs on their releases. 2004’s On The Front Line has been and will be one of my favorite punk albums to listen to probably for the rest of my life as it just stuck to me.
The NYC street punk band had always stood out over other bands to me primarily due to their dedication to keeping their musical style more like the 80’s punk. I seriously could listen to this band all day.
Street punk, gutter punk, punk punk – call it what you want. These boys know how to dish it out.
Their new album We Are All We Have dropped in stores late summer (and apparently is available at Target???) and sadly I still have yet to check it out but after seeing the video below I want to check it out more than ever now. Looks like I am off to Target.
Looks like The Casualties are back. Granted they have pretty much been touring non-stop since 2006’s Under Attack, there has not been any new material recorded. The street punkers are stated to be in the studio this morning to push out a new release still to be named under SideOneDummy Records. The band has also announced a summer tour.
I have always liked these guys. They remind me of the harder punk rock of the eighties like The Exploited and The Subhumans as well as hardcore punkers Discharge. Having only seen them a couple of times live I have enjoyed their material since I first heard 2001’s Die Hards. From there I checked out their entire catalog and have been a fan since.
THE CASUALTIES ARE PLANNING A NEW RECORD FOR LATE SUMMER AND WILL HIT THE ROAD IN JUNE AND JULY
Los Angeles, April 8, 2009 – The Casualties are headed back to the Blasting Room in Fort Collins this month to record a new album with producer Bill Stevenson. The album is yet to be titled and will be the follow up to Under Attack (2006). The release date is tentatively set for August 4, 2009 on SideOneDummy. The band will also be doing a short run of shows in June and July. Here are the dates.
Thur. June 11 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
Fri. June 12 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
Sat. June 13 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
Sun June 14 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
Tue. June 16 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Wed. June 17 Jacksonville, FL – Plush
Thur. June 18 Orlando, FL – The Backbooth
Fri. June 19 Orlando, FL – The Backbooth
Sat. June 20 Pensacola, FL – Sluggos
Sun. June 21 New Orleans, LA – Dragons Den
Tue. June 23 Houston, TX – Java Jazz
Wed. June 24 Corpus Christi, TX – House of Rock
Thur. June 25 San Antonio, TX – White Rabbit
Fri. June 26 Austin, TX – Red 7
Sat. June 27 Dallas, TX – The Door
Sun. June 28 Oklahoma City, OK – The Conservatory
Wed. July 1 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
Thu. July 2 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre