Rancid is back with a new album "...Honor Is All We Know" out on October 27th. It's been five years since their last album and their second with Utah's own Branden Steineckert, formerly of The Used, on the drums.
In a time where most new music sounds more appropriate as a soundtrack at Whole Foods while picking out organic garlic, it's so f@$king nice to hear a pulse and attitude in music. It's even better that it's Rancid.
There is no tour scheduled yet, but Rancid live is epic, so we have our fingers crossed a tour will be posted soon.
Hit up their website to preorder the album.
Here a sampler of the new music from "...Honor is All We Know."
On Saturday, September 27th thousands gathered at the Gallivan Center in downtown Salt Lake City in the rain. People came a great time and to see some amazing bands: Neon Trees, Phantogram, A Day to Remember, Capital Cities, Broods, The Eeries and amazing performances by local bands The Departure and Ocean Commotion. Here's how it all went down:
Hey, I love rock n' roll artifacts as much as the next guy. I've had a piece of chewing gum someone told me Jack White once chewed stuck in my left armpit for luck and bragging rights. I only paid $700 for that.
On the other hand, I've been hard up for money at times. I have sold bikes, iPods, dignity, clothes and bowls I bought at Pottery Barn (they were on sale, so back off!). I would even sell my Jack White armpit gum for it's weight in sheckles. But this...
...this is something odd. As this post points out: not even Paul laid a hand on this here bass geeetar. At least not that anyone knows of.
Not to downplay the success Imagine Dragons have had either. I love me some Imagine Dragons. They are all over the place and everywhere. When I buy broccoli at Smith's Marketplace - there is "Radioactive." At the pump when I am filling up my whip with 85: "Demons." When I am awakened by my electronic waker: "It's Time." Their songs have transcended time and place.
Dave Lemeke, who used to be in the band doesn't see the problem with the price tag. According to a quote in City Weekly, '"I've had people say I'm crazy," he says. "But I think it's worth it because the band keeps getting bigger and bigger, and so I'm just waiting for the demand to increase ... I'm not cash-strapped or anything."'
I do like the use of the third person in this ad. It justifies at least $25,000 of the price tag.
The ad, of course, wasn't taken down from KSL Classifieds before screenshots and shares could be had across social media. And you know the internets...it's not all nice, but it's funny...mostly.
The most entertaining comments can be found at SLC Music Gear on Facebook.
Chime in...what would you pay for a rock n' roll artifact from your favorite superstar?
First they kidnapped his daughter. Then they kidnapped his daughter and wife. Now they have killed his wife and are trying to kidnap his daughter. "Taken 3" or "Tak3n" as it's spelled in the trailer checks us in with the most dangerous man in the world and those trying to snatch his things.
In this third installment, it appears someone has killed Lian Neeson's character's wife, and get this: framed him for it. This should be old hat for his character by now. If I was this guy I'd be looking around every corner and behind every 7-11 aisle if I so much as thought misplaced the sauerkraut in the fridge.
This trailer makes the movie look like a remake of the remake of "The Fugitive." Right down to Forrest Whittaker playing the Tommy Lee Jones role: a cop with a heart of gold and a hard candy shell.
And yes, I will be going to see it, just like I will be going to another "Transporter" movie if they another one of those. Actually, why isn't anyone remaking "Bloodsport"? Charlie Hunan as Frank Dux? SOLD!
Anyway, crank this up so everyone in the office knows what's coming and that you aren't a little bitch. And shout out, "Oh man, if I find out who took the last donut from my top right drawer in this cubicle, I am taking out the laundry like this mother______!!! NEEEEEEESONNNNNNN!"
Utah's own Fictionist are getting to release their new album, "Fictionist" next Tuesday, December 7th. Today, they debuted their video for their song, "Give It Up" on CMJ.
Fictionist songwriter and guitarist Robbie Connolly said about the video, "I asked my look-a-like nephew to play a 20-year-younger me. I wanted the video to feel a bit like the 1980s world I grew up in. We all grew up on stuff like Star Wars, Monty Python, and other VHS effect-heavy classics and we wanted to capture that nostalgic feel."
Connolly continues, "'Give It Up' was written about that looming feeling you have when you're uncertain about how life is going to unfold in front of you. There's an excitement and fear of the future and it's about finding that resolve inside yourself to keep going."
Preorder the album here.
Ficitonist also has their song, "Free Spirit" featured in the latest video from well-known Utah filmmaker, Devin "Super Tramp" Graham.
Make sure you catch Fictionist on the road:
10/03 - Provo, UT @ Rooftop Concert Series (w/ The Blue Aces) 10/17 - Provo, UT @ Velour Live Music Gallery 10/22 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Living Room - Williamsburg (Big Picture Media Official CMJ Showcase) 10/23 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Rock Shop (CMJ Music Marathon) 10/25 - New York, NY @ Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (CMJ Music Marathon) 10/25 - New York, NY @ Pete's Candy Store (CMJ Music Marathon) 11/3 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Viper Room
Here are all the ways to keep up with them:
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It's going to be a huge end of the year for these guys. X96 is wishing them luck.
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