The Old Firm Casuals – “Holger Danske”
Another insane package topping our RECORD OF THE WEEK Blog!!!
A record so grand and powerful like THE OLD FIRM CASUALS’ new record Holger Danske deserves the royal treatment! PIRATES PRESS RECORDS and DEMONS RUN AMOK ENTERTAINMENT teamed up to release this album that will surely be on many peoples’ end of the year lists. Fans got their first taste of the new album with the “Motherland” picture flexi that quickly made its way around the world and instantly started building buzz. When the vinyl was released, fans swarmed to try and collect as many versions as possible! The Pirates Press Records versions of “ROYAL BLUE” & BLACK and “BLOOD RED” & BLACK “GALAXY” vinyl were quickly snatched up as well as the FIVE Demons Run Amok variants along with the special CD Digipak with a 12 page booklet! Last but certainly not least, what’s a new record without some killer new merch? The two brand new embroidered polos both available from Pirates Press Records let fans show their support in the best way! Don’t hesitate on picking up any of this up from PIRATES PRESS RECORDS or DEMONS RUN AMOK ENTERTAINMENT!
BAND NAME: Old Firm Casuals (Store / Bandcamp / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube)
LABEL NAME: Pirates Press Records (Website / Store / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter / YouTube) / Demons Run Amok Entertainment (Website / Store / Facebook / Instagram / Twitter)
———————————— Honorable Mentions ———————————————
Formed out of the ashes of hopelessness and toxic friendships, POOL KIDS, led by multi-instrumentalist Christine Goodwyne, displays an impressive technical precision, highlighted by searing guitar riffs and a dynamic lyrical prowess. On the Tallahassee, Florida quartet’s debut full-length, ‘Music to Practice Safe Sex’, the record to dives into themes of betrayal and recovery, highlighted by genre-defying elements of math-rock, art-rock, and an abundance of passion. Check them out at SXSW soon or head over to SKELETAL LIGHTING to grab a copy!
While both artists have had long and solo careers, they both got their start in successful indie bands. JOSH BERWANGER is the former singer and guitar player for The Anniversary and CASEY JAMES PRESTWOOD IS the former lead guitarist for Hot Rod Circuit. Their bands toured together a lot in the early 2000s, solidifying a friendship that’s lasted nearly 20 years. With one side country and the other side rock, you can only get this from LOST BROADCAST RECORDS or try to catch CASEY next month in Texas!
Best known for her work on “Mr. Show,” and insanely popular podcast “My Favorite Murder,” KAREN KILGARIFF has transitioned from classic stand-up comic to acoustic troubadour and is a longtime favorite of those in the know. Her debut album ‘Live at the Bootleg’ captures musical comedy at its rawest and sets a new bar for a genre that is rarely done right. Get it now on ASPECIALTHING RECORDS, a Los Angeles-based independent comedy record label – or catch KAREN out on her podcast tour!
WAR BISON are friends/brothers for 20 years, 2 members actual brothers. Having just got off a west coast “Weapons of MoshDestruction” tour with Ghoul last summer, they released ‘Acre’ last September digitally, but are having a vinyl release Saturday March 9th at the Parkside ion SF. You can get their first full album at their bandcamp or hang tight for a new album later this year!
MERCY UNION formed in New Jersey in 2017. Featuring members from The Gaslight Anthem, The Scandals, and Let Me Run they quickly headed down to Little Eden in Asbury Park to record “The Quarry” with Pete Steinkopf of The Bouncing Souls. Since then they’ve been in the van and recently released their debut LP on their own label, MT. CRUSHMORE RECORDS. With a huge US/Canada tour starting mid March, you have no excuse for not seeing them live!
GOOD FUCK is the byproduct of collaborative conscious alignment. Sometimes jamming, usually late at night after a couple of drinks, never bothering to record. Then they finally packed the car and drove 13 hours to The Millay Colony in upstate New York: an artist’s colony in The Berkshires. Compressed into a single week of uninterrupted isolation. Find out what resulted from this over at JOYFUL NOISE RECORDINGS!
DEAFKIDS embody the true nature of DIY, the ethics and hard work of people struggling against all odds to bring something of worth into the world. These are not easy things to do in our heavy music scene when you are from South America and sing in your native tongue.DEAFKIDS is back with a new album born of experience – ‘Metaprogramação’ is their third full length, but first full length to be released with NEUROT RECORDINGS. While their previous release, ‘Configuração do Lamento’, captured the group as they delved deep into their own musical world of diverse and discordant characteristics ‘Metaprogramação’ takes this blend to entirely new extremes. In a narrative where songs melt and dissolve into one another, electronic pulses blend into the power of rhythmic and percussive fabrics frantically woven to imprint this ‘future-primitive psychic scenario’ into the songs. Difficult to describe or pigeonhole – yet, all the elements which characterize the band’s punk and aggressive aesthetic are present (even if in unpredictable and surprising ways) – barrages of delay and noise, wailing guitars, dancing frenzied rhythms – all culminating in a wild psychedelic journey that’s bound to reach one’s mind through the body while inebriating both.
See you next week!