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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/


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Edward Herda
Goodnight Jaybird
Self-Released
ADDS 3/28/17
CD / DIGITAL

Since releasing his debut album, The Wondrous Folly of Vaughn Frog, Edward has gone on to tour throughout the U.S., join comedienne Margaret Cho on the road and in the studio, record a song with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy, and write some ditties for a couple indie flicks.

Now, four years after his debut record, the romantic-at-heart Herda gives us Goodnight Jaybird - a love story intertwined with vignettes of self reflection. Featured on the album are some of his closest friends: Trevor Smith, Curran McDowell, Ethan Yeager, Matt Bradford, Leah Kouba, and producer Max Allyn.

Goodnight Jaybird was recorded in Topanga Canyon (CA) at The Outpost. Thanks for listening.


RIYL: Ryan Adams, Josh Ritter, M. Ward
TRY: #1, 3, 6
DIRTY: #4, 8

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

More Info Here:
http://www.edwardherda.com/
http://music.edwardherda.com/
https://www.instagram.com/edwardherda/
https://www.facebook.com/EdwardHerdaMusic
https://twitter.com/edwardherda


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Mister Tom
Party in Survival Shelter 37B
Mint 400 Records
ADDS 3/28/17
DIGITAL ONLY

Party in Survival Shelter 37B is the debut album from Mister Tom, a singer-songwriter currently based out of Los Angeles. Mister Tom has previously appeared on Mint 400 Records releases from The Ashes, The Old Glorys, and Shane-Michael Viduarri, playing a wide variety of instruments under his stage name Tom Hanslowe. Recently, Mister Tom has been heard in a number of apartment complexes playing with his new band The Bits and Pieces.

The songs were written over the course of a year in Somerville, MA, and explore a wide variety of pressing contemporary issues, such as clandestine cookouts, UFO abductions, and post-apocalyptic dance parties. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Jeff Briggs, a visual artist and musician currently residing in Boston. Jeff also lends a hand on electric guitar and keyboards, along with his Nascent bandmate Libor Hadrava on drums.


RIYL: Violent Femmes, They Might Be Giants, The Ashes, The Old Glorys
TRY: #1, 2, 3

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

More Info Here:
http://mint400records.com/
https://twitter.com/mint400records
https://www.facebook.com/mint400records

 

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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


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Last Giant
Memory Of The World
Little One Ate the Big One
ADDS 3/28/17
CD / DIGITAL

On the heels of Last Giant’s 2015 debut record Heavy Habitat, a hard-hitting opus chalked full of bone rumbling rock, comes Memory Of The World, an inwardly drawn collection of 11 electrifying tracks. The album is infused with a deep and nuanced 70’s rock sound with progressive embellishments along the way and Last Giant continues to obliterate the pretty confines of everyday rock in this sophomore release.

While bandleader Ryan Heise (ex-System and Station) isn’t out to make overt political statements with this new album, Memory Of The World is steady while adrift on the seas between the strangeness of the present, and the nostalgia for the past. The sound achieved by the band at Jackpot Studio’s resonates that speculative space. Sonic edges are filed down, and choruses are much more restrained. Mixing engineer Paul Malinowski (Shiner, The Life and Times, Riddle of Steel) and co-producer Larry Crane (Sleater-Kinney, Pavement, Tape Op) proved as prodigious partners in bringing Heise’s vocals out front in the mix, a creatively daring choice that adds a new layer to already delicate material, making songs like “Inventory” that much more visceral, and his noir cinematic songwriting experiments, like “Blood On The Road” feel like audacious artist looking out for a new venue.

On one hand, the album features a heavy dose of straight forward, guitar rock, like “Living In Photographs” the opener which confronts social media’s insidious ability to distort reality, and some tongue-in-cheek satire too, as on “The Comedian.” Whether the current political climate has turned Heise’s lyrical content may be debatable, a few critical songs give Memory of the World a decidedly sharp bite, like “Diamond Decade” which takes its shot right at society’s upper crust, and “Saint Paul” which refers directly to the murder of an innocent Philando Castile at the hands of police officers.

Behind the scenes Last Giant transformed from a Heise solo project into collaboration. After putting a group of touring musicians together to bring Heavy Habitat out on the road, Heise, embraced a fully-fledged band. While he still fronts the outfit on guitar, vocals and keys, he’s teamed up Palmer Cloud on bass and Matt Wiles on drums to bring us the Memory Of The World. The trio honed and arranged 11 songs over a year period, splitting time between touring and the studio.

Last Giant doesn’t treat rock as sedentary form. They are bold. They’ve evolved and Memory Of The World is that bittersweet record, arriving at just the right moment, where facets of our culture seem steady and adrift.

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Thin Lizzy, System & Station, Jane's Addiction
TRY: #1, 3, 4, 10

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

More Info Here:
http://www.lastgiantband.com/
https://lastgiant.bandcamp.com/
https://www.facebook.com/LastGiant/
https://twitter.com/last_giant