Sorority Noise
March 21st, 2017

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Sorority Noise
You're Not As ____ As You Think
Triple Crown
ADDS 3/28/17
CD / DIGITAL

"Sorority Noise know brutal honesty can be uncomfortable, but they employ it so well on their latest album, a rafter-reaching emo record about the raw stages of grief and loneliness." - Pitchfork: Review (8.0)

You're Not As _____ As You Think, Sorority Noise's third album, is out now via Triple Crown Records. The album, produced by Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday), is an emotional bulldozer - an unfiltered, inward look at the last year of the band’s life that’s filled with intimate, visceral details yet remains universally relatable. But even amidst weighty subject matter, Sorority Noise want to give you a sense of resilience: “No matter what I feel, it’s going to be OK,” Boucher says. “Things are going to be tough, but it’s going to be fine in the end – and you have to keep going because you just have to. This is how it’s going to be. You’ve just got to do it.”

Fader: Interview

Stereogum: Album of the week

Billboard: Interview

The A.V. Club: Interview

Brooklyn Vegan: Tour Announcement

Paste: Review (8.9)

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Modern Baseball, Pinegrove, The Hotelier, Brand New
TRY: #1, 4, 5, 6, 7
DIRTY: #2

Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
https://sororitynoise.bandcamp.com/
https://twitter.com/sororitynoise
https://www.facebook.com/sororitynoise/
http://www.sororitynoise.com/
http://www.triplecrownrecords.com/



Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
March 21st, 2017

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Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits
Fat Wreck Chords
ADDS 3/28/17
CD / DIGITAL

For the uniformed Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, consisting of NOFX frontman Fat Mike, Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, (foo fighting) Chris Shiflett, Lagwagon drummer Dave Raun, and the unparalleled silky vocals of Spike Slawson, have been banging out other peoples’ hits for over two decades now.

So, what is really left to say about punk super-group and cover band extraordinaire Me First and the Gimme Gimmes? After 7 studio albums, a live record and too many singles to count, they’ve tackled just about every genre under the sun. Be it Motown, Country, show tunes, Japanese Pop (sung in Japanese!), these seasoned punk rock pros have triumphed on every occasion in a way only the Gimmes could. With such an extensive and wide-ranging catalog, where does one begin?

Lucky for you, they’ve done that work for you. Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits, finally compiles all the best hits onto one disc! From perpetual favorite “I Believe I Can Fly” to the classic Country tune “Desperado”, to the diva sensation “Straight Up”, the hits just keep a-comin’! They’ve even thrown in some deeper cuts for the Gimmes’ most fervent enthusiasts with “City of New Orleans” and “Hats off to Larry”. With 17 of only the very best hits, Rake It In is sure to satisfy Gimmes fans from all reaches of the globe.

• Previous Airplay @ KROQ, Live105, Q101, WROX, WXDX, KEDJ, KFSD, KPOI, KROX, WBER, WEDG and more!

• Contains rare, non-studio album Gimmes tracks: The Times They Are a-Changing, City of New Orleans, Hats off to Larry, Lady

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: NOFX, Lagwagon, Bob Dylan, Lionel Richie, R. Kelly, The Beatles
#1, 3, 12, & 14 - not previously available on Me First and the Gimme Gimmes studio albums
DIRTY: #9, 11

Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/16
https://www.facebook.com/gimmegimmes/
https://twitter.com/GimmeGimmeDivas
https://gimmegimmes.bandcamp.com/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_First_and_the_Gimme_Gimmes



Imaginary Tricks
March 1st, 2017

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Imaginary Tricks

Skommel

Friendship Fever



ADDS 3/7/17

CD / DIGITAL

“Get utterly lost in its sun-dappled beauty.” - FOR THE RABBITS

“‘Bird’ is a head-nodding, slow-building rock song that feels soft and pretty despite Visser’s impassioned vocal and the steady rhythmic pounding that carries it along. There’s also a rad guitar solo.” - STEREOGUM

“The lead single from his debut album is ‘Bird,’ which is, well, just fantastic. The song is classic indie fusion in the Brendan Canning / Broken Social Scene mould.” - REVUE MAGAZINE

Skommel is the debut album from Queens, New York’s Imaginary Tricks, available March 24, 2017 from Friendship Fever. Building upon a lifelong a air with guitar noise and love for buttery R&B classics, these songs are reflections of psych-tinged rock and pop obsessions, abused by years of a relentless search for something stranger, stronger, and free.

Imaginary Tricks takes an experimental approach to delivering a familiar thump. It’s a heartbeat, with multiple layers of complex sounds, mired in soul and hidden lyrical depth. Welcome to the world of Mike Visser, the world of Imaginary Tricks.


Broken Social Scene, Dirty Projectors, Jeff Buckley, Sam Cohen
TRY: #6, 3, 4




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.imaginarytricks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/imaginarytricks/

https://www.instagram.com/ImaginaryTricks/

http://www.friendshipfever.com/artist/imaginary-tricks


Del Paxton
March 1st, 2017

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Del Paxton

All Day, Every Day, All Night

Topshelf Records



ADDS 3/7/17

DIGITAL ONLY

"An earnest, driving eleven-track punk record packed out with great hooks and even some surprises along the way" - Uproxx

"An effervescent rocker that recalls The Promise Ring circa Nothing Feels Good, whimsical backing harmonies and all." - The AV Club

"Koolwink confidently demonstrates the way the Buffalo-based trio combines the smooth melodic sensibilities of mid-’90s emo with the more hook-minded approach that would come to define the genre in the subsequent decade." - Stereogum

Active since winter 2013, Del Paxton self-released their first EP, a collection of six songs titled Worst. Summer. Ever. later that year. In April 2014, Worst. Summer. Ever. was released as a 12" EP by the now defunct upstate NY indie label Secret Audio Club. Shortly thereafter, Del Paxton paired up with Topshelf Records to release a split 7" with their Canadian friends in Gulfer.

All Day, Every Day, All Night, the Buffalo band's debut album, is a collection of material written between 2013-2015, a reflection on their upstate NY punk scene upbringing, drawing nostalgic influence from bands they grew up watching like Polar Bear Club and Fire When Ready while still retaining a contemporary feel.

All Day, Every Day, All Night will be released March 3, 2017 via Topshelf Records.

On Tour Now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Braid, Mock Orange, The Promise Ring
TRY: #2, 3, 4




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.topshelfrecords.com/roster/del-paxton

https://www.facebook.com/delpaxtonbuffalo/

https://twitter.com/delpaxtonmusic

https://www.instagram.com/d3lpaxt0n/

https://delpaxton.bandcamp.com/


Western Addiction
March 8th, 2017

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Western Addiction

Tremulous

Fat Wreck Chords



ADDS 3/14/17

CD / DIGITAL

The A.V. Club premiere

Western Addiction broke onto the scene with unyielding fury over a decade ago with their hardcore debut Cognicide. 12 years and two EPs later, Western Addiction is back with a brand-new album brimming with the same hardcore explosive fervor they have become known for. Despite the time and distance between albums, Tremulous picks up right where Cognicide left us. Older, wiser, but still just as pissed off. The progression of the band is evident in the closing (five-and-a-half minute!) track ‘Your Life Is Precious’; a harmonious tribute to the late Enemy You front man David Jones. With the help of producer Joey Cape (Lagwagon), the 11 tracks that comprise Tremulous reach a new melodic hardcore level; on full display on songs like ‘Ditch Riders’ and the single ‘Taedium’. With additional input from original Western Addiction bassist (and Dead To Me frontman) Tyson Annicharico, as well as guest vocals from Propagandhi’s Todd Kowalski; Tremulous delivers the punch that long-time Western Addiction fans have been yearning for. At long last it can be said: Western Addiction is back!

• Produced by Joey Cape of Lagwagon
• Mixed by Matt Bayles (Mastodon, Botch, Isis, From Ashes Rise)
• Guest vocals on 2nd single Taedium by Todd Kowalski of Propagandhi
• Features Members of: Dead To Me, Cobra Skulls, Enemy You

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Propagandhi, Dead To Me, Cobra Skulls, Enemy You, Descendents
TRY: #4, 5, 2, 1, 11




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
https://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/51

https://westernaddiction.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/WesternAddiction/

https://twitter.com/WSTRNADDICTION


Cameron Avery
March 8th, 2017

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Cameron Avery

Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams

Anti-



ADDS 3/14/17

CD / DIGITAL

Pitchfork announcement

NPR Music World Cafe Next

Cameron Avery has arrived as a new breed of nocturnal crooner, a train-wreck romantic creating timeless, ambitious music for the modern age. Utilizing his soulful wit, shrewd arrangements, and a deep, husky baritone, Avery harnesses the dark power and humor of artists like Nick Cave, Scott Walker, and Tindersticks to expertly walk the fine line between vulnerable and venerable.

Hailing from the late 2000’s-era Perth, Australia, a healthy scene of hard-hitting garage rock bands, including a long stint as the drummer of Pond, Avery found his musical footing while playing with friends but sought the reward of his own outfit. Encouraged by his friend Kevin Parker of Tame Impala to record on his own, Avery started The Growl as his solo project in 2007, making an EP and an album of aggressive, distorted psychedelic rock and roll. When Parker asked him to join Tame Impala as its touring bassist in 2013, Avery jumped at the chance and rose with that band to the top of the psych-rock heap, but all the while remained focused on carving out his singular identity as an artist and following his own muse.

On a break from touring, Avery decided to head to the US to work on his album. He would settle in Los Angeles at the behest of Jonathan Wilson, the Echo Park musician and producer who also encouraged Avery to shine a spotlight on his baritone singing voice, unlike the snarling, obscured vocals of The Growl. It was a lofty idea, but one to which Avery aspired, encouraged by the challenge.

Melancholic machismo is written into the very DNA of Ripe Dreams, Pipe Dreams. From the classical, finger-picked guitar on the opener “A Time and Place” and the orchestral vamping of “Do You Know Me By Heart?” to the bombastic, self-assured swagger of “Dance with Me.” He takes an emotive page from the Leonard Cohen songbook-of-longing on “Big Town Girl” just as naturally as he thumbs an aggressive note of Bad Seed strut and Cramps rut on “Watch Me Take It Away.” And by the time he purrs that earnest refrain of “Baby, it’s you” on the album’s closer “C’est Toi,” Avery has surely mastered that drunken tightrope dance. Now a resident of New York City, Avery looks to continue his search for the ultimate sensations from a fresh vantage point.


RIYL: Tame Impala, Father John Misty, Cass McCombs, Fleet Foxes
TRY: #4, 3, 5, 8




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://cameronavery.com/

http://www.anti.com/artists/cameron-avery/

https://twitter.com/cameronavery

https://www.instagram.com/cameron__avery/

https://www.facebook.com/CameronAveryMusic/


CJ Ramone
March 14th, 2017

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CJ Ramone

American Beauty

Fat Wreck Chords



ADDS 3/21/17

CD / DIGITAL

Out of seven billion or so people on the planet, only seven have been lucky enough to be gifted the Ramones surname. CJ got the nod in 1989 when he expertly stepped in for Dee Dee, and played with the legendary punk quartet until they disbanded in 1996. CJ sang lead vocals on “Strength To Endure”, and even wrote two tracks for Ramones’ farewell album ¡Adios Amigos!. With all of this under his belt, CJ seems to just be getting started.

Since 1996, CJ has continued to make music. CJ Ramone’s debut album Reconquista was unleashed unto the world in 2012, followed by Fat Wreck Chords debut Last Chance to Dance two years later. 2017 brings new fans and the Ramones faithful CJ Ramone’s strongest material to date in American Beauty. Featuring Steve Soto (Adolescents), Dan Root (Adolescents), and the addition of Street Dogs drummer Pete Sosa; American Beauty continues the sound and style true to the Ramones. The spirit of ’77 shines bright on tracks like “Yeah Yeah Yeah” and “Girlfriend In A Graveyard”, while being unafraid to slow things down with “Before The Lights Go Out” and “Tommy’s Gone” (a delicate 90-second acoustic tribute to Tommy Ramone). With a packed tour schedule throughout 2017, fans can rest assured their Ramones fix will be satisfied. Closing track “Pony” features the horn section from Mariachi El Bronx

On Tour Now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: The Ramones, Adolescents, Rancid, NOFX
TRY: #2, 5, 4, 6, 7




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/118

http://cjramone.com/

https://cjramone.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialCjRamone

https://www.instagram.com/theecjramone

https://twitter.com/theecjramone


Sean Rowe
March 14th, 2017

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Sean Rowe

New Lore

Anti-



ADDS 3/21/17

CD / DIGITAL

NEW LORE - THE ALBUM: I’ve always been tied to the idea of having each record sound different from the one before it, and there’s no exception with this one. My writing on this one is really reflective of the story that I’ve been living out over the past few years--as a musician, a father, and a human trying to navigate this crazy world. It’s also the stories that we all share: the everyday stuff, and the big stuff. As always, I poured my heart into these songs. When I came across the opportunity to link up with an internationally acclaimed producer who I have long admired, I knew he would be able to add some deep mojo to the recordings. Matt Ross-Spang (Grammy-Winning engineer of Jason Isbell’s Something More Than Free, one of my favorite records of last year) is a musical Willy Wonka, and his Chocolate Factory is the legendary Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis, TN. This place has an unmatched soul and a vibe that stems from the history of Memphis as a haven for many of my musical heroes. I’m incredibly honored and excited to have worked with Matt and the team at Sam Phillips to make this record the best that it can be. - Sean Rowe

Sean Rowe has received rave reviews from major outlets from NPR to the Wall Street Journal, comparing him to masters such as Van Morrison and Bruce Springsteen.

On Tour Now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Tom Waits, Tim Buckley, Leonard Cohen, Van Morrison
TRY: #1, 2, 6
DIRTY: #8




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.anti.com/artists/sean-rowe/

https://www.facebook.com/seanrowemusic

https://twitter.com/sean_rowe

http://www.seanrowe.net/


Me First And The Gimme Gimmes
March 21st, 2017

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Me First And The Gimme Gimmes

Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits

Fat Wreck Chords



ADDS 3/28/17

CD / DIGITAL

For the uniformed Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, consisting of NOFX frontman Fat Mike, Lagwagon frontman Joey Cape, (foo fighting) Chris Shiflett, Lagwagon drummer Dave Raun, and the unparalleled silky vocals of Spike Slawson, have been banging out other peoples’ hits for over two decades now.

So, what is really left to say about punk super-group and cover band extraordinaire Me First and the Gimme Gimmes? After 7 studio albums, a live record and too many singles to count, they’ve tackled just about every genre under the sun. Be it Motown, Country, show tunes, Japanese Pop (sung in Japanese!), these seasoned punk rock pros have triumphed on every occasion in a way only the Gimmes could. With such an extensive and wide-ranging catalog, where does one begin?

Lucky for you, they’ve done that work for you. Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits, finally compiles all the best hits onto one disc! From perpetual favorite “I Believe I Can Fly” to the classic Country tune “Desperado”, to the diva sensation “Straight Up”, the hits just keep a-comin’! They’ve even thrown in some deeper cuts for the Gimmes’ most fervent enthusiasts with “City of New Orleans” and “Hats off to Larry”. With 17 of only the very best hits, Rake It In is sure to satisfy Gimmes fans from all reaches of the globe.

• Previous Airplay @ KROQ, Live105, Q101, WROX, WXDX, KEDJ, KFSD, KPOI, KROX, WBER, WEDG and more!

• Contains rare, non-studio album Gimmes tracks: The Times They Are a-Changing, City of New Orleans, Hats off to Larry, Lady

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: NOFX, Lagwagon, Bob Dylan, Lionel Richie, R. Kelly, The Beatles
#1, 3, 12, & 14 - not previously available on Me First and the Gimme Gimmes studio albums
DIRTY: #9, 11




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/16

https://www.facebook.com/gimmegimmes/

https://twitter.com/GimmeGimmeDivas

https://gimmegimmes.bandcamp.com/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Me_First_and_the_Gimme_Gimmes


Sorority Noise
March 21st, 2017

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Sorority Noise

You're Not As ____ As You Think

Triple Crown



ADDS 3/28/17

CD / DIGITAL

"Sorority Noise know brutal honesty can be uncomfortable, but they employ it so well on their latest album, a rafter-reaching emo record about the raw stages of grief and loneliness." - Pitchfork: Review (8.0)

You're Not As _____ As You Think, Sorority Noise's third album, is out now via Triple Crown Records. The album, produced by Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday), is an emotional bulldozer - an unfiltered, inward look at the last year of the band’s life that’s filled with intimate, visceral details yet remains universally relatable. But even amidst weighty subject matter, Sorority Noise want to give you a sense of resilience: “No matter what I feel, it’s going to be OK,” Boucher says. “Things are going to be tough, but it’s going to be fine in the end – and you have to keep going because you just have to. This is how it’s going to be. You’ve just got to do it.”

Fader: Interview

Stereogum: Album of the week

Billboard: Interview

The A.V. Club: Interview

Brooklyn Vegan: Tour Announcement

Paste: Review (8.9)

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Modern Baseball, Pinegrove, The Hotelier, Brand New
TRY: #1, 4, 5, 6, 7
DIRTY: #2




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
https://sororitynoise.bandcamp.com/

https://twitter.com/sororitynoise

https://www.facebook.com/sororitynoise/

http://www.sororitynoise.com/

http://www.triplecrownrecords.com/


Menzingers
February 1st, 2017

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The Menzingers

After The Party

Epitaph



ADDS 2/7/17

CD / DIGITAL

After the Party is the follow-up to the Philadelphia-based band’s widely acclaimed Rented World.

Produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pianos Become the Teeth), After the Party taps into the Menzingers’ everyman romanticism to reflect on getting older but not quite growing up.

Throughout the album, singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino offset that deeply nuanced songwriting with anthemic harmonies, furious power chords, and larger-than-life melodies.
 

“We spent our 20s living in a rowdy kind of way, and now we’re at a point where it seems like everyone in our lives is moving in different directions,” says May of the inspiration behind After the Party. Adds Barnett: “We’re turning 30 now, and there’s this idea that that’s when real life comes on. In a way this album is us saying, ‘We don’t have to grow up or get boring—we can keep on having a good time doing what we love.’”

“Bad Catholics” follows the release of After the Party’s lead single “Lookers,” which premiered on Noisey in August.

The Menzingers formed as teenagers in their hometown of Scranton in 2006, then later relocated to Philadelphia. The band made their Epitaph debut with 2012’s On The Impossible Past, which was voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk and PunkNews. Released in 2014, Rented World was praised as “packed with clever songwriting” by The New York Times and “a colossal fist-pumper” by Stereogum.

"After The Party is a whiskey-soaked, beer-can-smashing punk rock record with catchy melodies hanging off of it like clothes on a line. It’s made for singing drunkenly with your friends, singing at the top of your voice when you’re home alone or blasting at full volume when you’re driving in the summer with the windows down. It’s reflective and deeply personal, while still being relatable and able to be enjoyed by anyone who likes the sound of a guitar and a voice. Even the most stalwart hater of rock music would be hard-pushed to deny that Greg Barnett‘s delivery is so uniquely weathered that these songs, which would have been great even in the hands of another vocalist, are made all the better by being sung by a man who’s voice is so distinct and above all so believable." - MOSH

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Jeff Rosenstock, AJJ, Beach Slang, Joyce Manor, Rozwell Kid
TRY: #2, 3, 8, 9
DIRTY: #4




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://themenzingers.com

https://twitter.com/themenzingers

https://www.facebook.com/themenzingers

https://www.instagram.com/themenzingers/


Tinariwen
February 8th, 2017

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Tinariwen

Elwan

Anti-



ADDS 2/14/17

CD / DIGITAL

NPR: First Listen

The new album Elwan by Tinariwen could well have been called Exile on Main Street. Others have already thought of that, but the idea is apt. As is the painful paradox, if you consider that while Tinariwen were criss-crossing the globe on their recent triumphant tours, the frontiers that encircle their desert home were closing and forcing them into exile to record their new album Elwan.

In recent years, Tinariwen's homeland, a Saharan mountain range between north-eastern Mali and southern Algeria, has been transformed into a conflict zone. While the songs on the new record evoke those cherished deserts of home, they were recorded a long way away in two distinctive bursts.

In 2014 the band stopped at Rancho de la Luna studios in the desert of California’s Joshua Tree National Park. While location proved particularly propitious in terms of creativity, the human climate was just as favorable, as musicians dropped by to add their own touch. Guitarist Matt Sweeny (Johnny Cash, Bonnie Prince Billy and Cat Power), Kurt Vile, musician Alan Johannes, who produced Queens of the Stone Age, a band with whom Mark Lanegan, the other guest has been a singer. All of it honed by engineer Andrew Schepps, who has worked with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Johny Cash, and Jay Z. Two years later in M’Hamid El Ghizlane, an oasis in southern Morocco, near the Algerian frontier, the band set up their tents to record, accompanied by the local musical youth and a Ganga outfit (a group of Berber ‘gnawa’ trance musicians).

The resulting album is called Elwan (‘The Elephants’), not Exile On Main Street, though it fits nicely into that ‘road record’ category. In American cinema, a road movie always unfolds the same way. Characters travel in search of some truth or revelation. But they always end up reconnecting with their own past. Of course, it’s an impossible return, because that past has been erased. It’s the same for this record, so musically powerful and yet poignant: every song evokes a land that can no longer be found, with all that this implies in terms of emotional range, from nostalgia for a joyous past to the tragic recent loss of a territory, and of the dream that it nourished.


RIYL: Ali Farka Toure, Amadou & Mariam, Fela Kuti, Goat, Baaba Maal, Afrocubism
TRY: #2, 6, 9




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.anti.com/artists/tinariwen/

http://tinariwen.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tinariwenmusic/

https://twitter.com/TINARIWEN

https://www.instagram.com/tinariwen/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinariwen


The Motel Pines
February 15th, 2017

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The Motel Pines

A Sad History

Self-Released



ADDS 2/21/17

CD / DIGITAL

The Motel Pines is kicking off its full-length debut album A Sad History. With a unique indie/alternative/punk sound and recorded with the help of esteemed Dallas producer Salim Nourallah at Pleasantry Lane in Dallas. Songs from the album are already being played at non-commercial and college radio stations around the world.

Formed in Dallas, TX in 2015, after the long musical hiatus of singer and principal songwriter Michael Carrasco, The Motel Pines have come out of their corner swinging making an immediate impression on the independent music scene.

Their music is noticeably influenced by the punk-rock background of Carrasco but is tempered by the backbone of the rhythm section: bassist John Rowland and drummer Mark Starling. Rowland’s influences cross the gamut of early ‘90s alternative to Texas Country and Roots Rock. Starling also has a wide variety of influences, but his first bands were all in the alternative genre. Guitarist Ben Gaither adds mood and texture to what would otherwise be raw punk songs. This mix of influence really gives The Motel Pines a sound that is all their own.

Gaining momentum from their debut album, The Motel Pines are currently playing the festival circuit - already securing spots at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival in Dallas, as well as Indie Music Fest in Austin during famed SXSW. Look for them to maintain a heavy schedule of local and regional shows, with future plans for an upcoming tour.


RIYL: Lucero, Hot Water Music, Against Me!, Drag The River
TRY: #1, 3, 5




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
https://themotelpines.com

https://www.facebook.com/themotelpines

https://twitter.com/themotelpines

https://instagram.com/themotelpines

https://themotelpines.bandcamp.com


Emma Ruth Rundle / Jaye Jayle
February 15th, 2017

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Emma Ruth Rundle / Jaye Jayle

The Time Between Us

Sargent House



ADDS 2/21/17

DIGITAL ONLY

The Time Between Us is the title of a new 6-song split EP between Sargent House alum Emma Ruth Rundle (Red Sparowes, Marriages) and the label’s newest addition, Louisville’s Jaye Jayle (featuring Evan Patterson of Young Widows). The EP boasts three previously unreleased tracks from each artist.

On the heels of her recently released and widely recognized third album, Marked for Death, Emma Ruth Rundle unveils a follow-up dose of brooding, melancholic rock draped in shimmering guitar and the breathy familiarity of her unmistakable voice. Opening track “The Distance” incorporates the lonely tones and dusty landscapes which are by now a trademark of the Emma Ruth Rundle sound, its lulling swells of reverb punctuated by sparkles of lyrical intensity. “To Fold in England (Hours)”, meanwhile, invokes a stoic kind of restraint, all muted keys and aching strings, a subtle backdrop for Rundle’s delicate fretwork, soon extinguished under the density of her nuanced, layered vocals. The side closes with the original acoustic version of “Hand of God”, a standout track from Marked for Death. Stripped of studio embellishments, Rundle’s haunting voice, accompanied simply by the thrum of her acoustic guitar, takes center stage. A fleeting glint of vulnerability, “Hand of God” exhibits the raw, cathartic nature of Rundle’s art, reduced to its essence.

Though possessing a distinct Southern filter, Jaye Jayle’s stripped-back noir in fact owes more to Krautrock than the blues, while Evan Patterson’s baritone croon brings to mind Angels of Light-era Michael Gira. Jaye Jayle unsurprisingly count Spacemen 3, Neu!, and Lungfish among their varied influences, while arriving at a sound wholly unusual in the American underground. The swampy thump of opener “About Time You Came to Me” is a prime example of what the band describes as its “exercises in tension and restraint”, a slide guitar serenade wallowing in a vaporous sea of otherworldly keyboard sounds and floor tom wallop. The slow-boil grumble of second track “Unnecessarily” finds Patterson channeling his inner Iggy Pop over a rhythm made menacing by its sheer unwillingness to break form. “Hope Faith County”, by comparison, seems as if transmitted from a dream. A timeless meander draped in icy violins, the song concludes Jaye Jayle’s side with Patterson’s reverb-laden voice nonchalantly positing the unexpected query, “Space girl, have you finally found me”? Considering the singular, peculiar nature of the group’s sound, it seems like a reasonable question.

"Her voice sounds otherworldly; there's a mystical quality to her singing that displaces you from wherever you're hearing it. The guitars are understated, strumming sounds that seem to reverberate out into the stars." – CLRVYNT, “The Distance” premiere

“a slow-burner with a creepy vocal delivery from Evan that’s kinda somewhere between Nick Cave and Michael Gira.” – Brooklyn Vegan, “Unnecessarily” premiere

Both are on tour now! Hit us up with any requests!


RIYL: PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Michael Gira
TRY: #1, 3, 4, 5




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.sargenthouse.com/jaye-jayle

http://sargenthouse.com/emma-ruth-rundle

https://twitter.com/emmaruthrundle

http://twitter.com/jayejayle

https://www.facebook.com/emmaruthrundle

http://www.facebook.com/jayejayle

https://emmaruthrundle.bandcamp.com

http://jayejayle.bandcamp.com


R. Missing
February 22nd, 2017

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R. Missing

Unsummering

Self-Released



ADDS 2/28/17

DIGITAL ONLY

Unsummering, the first release under their new moniker R. Missing, expands on The Ropes’ previous palette of Morrissey tinged lyrics and darkwave. Unsummering manages to be even more isolated lyrically than their famously nihilistic previous work, fully embracing complete detachment. Musically, fraught guitar and synth textures paint an image of an unstable world, held together only by tightly quantized electronic drum beats. 


RIYL: The Knife, Chelsea Wolfe, Austra, Velvet Underground, Morrissey
TRY: #1, 2, 5




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://rmissing.com

https://www.facebook.com/rmissingmusic

https://www.instagram.com/r.missing

http://soundcloud.com/rmissing

https://twitter.com/rmissingmusic


Peter Silberman
February 22nd, 2017

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Peter Silberman

Impermanence

Anti-



ADDS 2/28/17

CD / DIGITAL

PETER SILBERMAN IS THE LEAD SINGER/FOUNDER OF THE ANTLERS

While Impermanence is Peter Silberman’s first solo album, it could easily be thought of as a continuation of the emotional-spiritual odyssey begun through his work in The Antlers over the past decade. It travels some of the thornier terrain of the trio’s previous albums Hospice, Burst Apart, and Familiars, while carrying the conversation further down the path.

What distinguishes Impermanence from its forebears can be attributed to an unexpected injury, as Silberman developed a hearing impairment in his left ear that resulted in a temporarily total hearing loss, extraordinarily loud tinnitus, and an excruciating sensitivity to everyday noises.

“Writing Impermanence became my effort to meditate on what had happened, and grasp what it had taught me: about my mortality, compassion, and change. There’s no remedy for the unpredictable, and I want this record to reflect that, to offer an alternative way to think about changing circumstances.” explains Silberman.


RIYL: Bon Iver, The Antlers, Grizzly Bear, Neutral Milk Hotel
TRY: #2, 5, 6




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.petersilberman.com/

https://twitter.com/PSilb

https://www.facebook.com/psilb/

http://www.anti.com/artists/peter-silberman/


Pirate! Karaoke Party @ CMJ 2015
October 6th, 2015


RSVP here!

Both Douglas and Steve from Pirate! will be on panels this year! You can read more about both of them here!

You can also pre-submit questions for the college-day panels here!

Pirate! 11th Annual CMJ Day Party
October 10th, 2014



Join us at Fontana's (105 Eldridge b/w Broome & Grand) on October 22nd from Noon-6pm in NYC for the 11th annual Pirate!/Anti-/Epitaph Party during CMJ!

Please RSVP here and feel free to spread the word!

Live music from:
The Hush Now
Archie Powell & The Exports
The Crookes
Son Little
YAWN

Party will start at noon and go til 6pm.
Drinks will be available to those that come early.
Free stuff will also be available to those that come early.

Extra special thanks to all of our sponsors:
Anti- / Epitaph
Modern Outsider
Old Flame
Backbone

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Your friends @ Pirate!
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