Buckcherry To Release New Album

Multi-platinum-selling rock band, Buckcherry, will be releasing their seventh studio album, Rock ‘n’ Roll, on August 21st via F-Bomb Records/Caroline! Singer, Josh Todd, recently spoke about the album stating, “There’s been so much talk about how rock ‘n’ roll is dead and all of this bullshit,” says Todd. “The funny thing is, that’s been going on since we put out our first record in 1999. We wanted to call the new album Rock ‘n’ Roll, because this is what we’ve been doing our whole lives. We focused on making a record that encompasses all of what we are. You get every flavor of Buckcherry.”

Below you can find the album art and track listing for Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Track Listing:
1.     Bring It On Back
2.     Tight Pants
3.     Wish To Carry On
4.     The Feeling Never Dies
5.     Cradle
6.     The Madness
7.     Wood
8.     Rain’s Falling
9.     Sex Appeal
10.   Get With It

My Goodness Announce New Tour Dates

Seattle rockers, My Goodness, have announced a batch of new tour dates for this Spring! Their tour will kick off on April 30th in Denver and wrap on June 6th in Los Angeles. 

Catch My Goodness’ tour dates, listed below!

Tour Dates:
April 30 – Denver, CO – Marquis
May 2 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
May 3 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge
May 4 – St. Louis, MO – Demo
May 6 – Cincinnati, OH – Motr
May 7 – Detroit, MI – Pike Room
May 8 – Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week
May 11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
May 12 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry
May 14 – Billings, MT – Pub Station
May 15 – Missoula, MT – Palace Lounge
May 16-17 – Everett, WA – Fisherman’s Village Music Festival
May 24 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival @ The Gorge
June 2 – Portland, OR – White Eagle *
June 4 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop *
June 5 – San Diego, CA – Hideout *
June 6 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo *

* – with July Talk

Review:: American Dreamer | Jeremy & The Harlequins

New York band, Jeremy & The Harlequins channel an “All-American” rock n’ roll flare possessing an authentic, old school sound to shake up the mainstream music scene. The boys deliver a revival of the classic bluesy rock n’ roll genre with hopeless and poetic love songs. Their album, American Dreamer, written in just one week, is a result of a fun spirited compilation of 10 tracks that is sure to bring out everyones inner beach bum and badass.

Elvis serves as a striking example of resemblance, physically and stylistically, in vocalist Jeremy Fury. This band transports your mind into a different era of what life would be like growing up in the 1950’s and 60’s. As opposed to the modern indie rock that listeners have now come accustomed to as the norm, Jeremy & The Harlequins are a quirky breath of fresh air.

The track “Right Out of Love” is a prime example of their staple
of relaxing, upbeat vibes deriving from the guitar and dreamy vocals; it just puts you in a good mood, like you’re teleporting through time while “Cam Girl” is a lighthearted and playful coming-of-age song. The band does an immaculate job with balancing and maintaining a consistent, simple sound and music style throughout the album that reads as classic and timeless.

“Sunlight in the Rain” shows their tender side slowing it down with a whimpering love song exaggerated by quirky vocals that pair beautifully with the chords of the guitar. They tend to embrace a subtle island feel reminiscent of the Beach Boys through their pleasing guitar chords heightened with a badass flare.

Jeremy & The Harlequins have mastered the ability to disguise their more somber lyrics and mask them with a contagious ditty as heard on the tracks, “Some Days” and “You’re My Halo”. Some tracks are fun, flirty and even a little immature at times in their lyrics, but it is intentional; this is what makes the overall album so authentic because they are intentionally putting their own youthful spin on classic rock n’ roll. Each song is crafted wonderfully and thoughtfully to exude the imagery of love in all of its phases in ones life.

Being a new band, I find it too early to tell exactly how they will go about making their mark in music, especially in the mainstream spotlight. However, I have a strong inkling that they will have no problem gaining a devoted fan base.

Regardless of your music taste, one can respect their organic musical talent that is captured when listening to their album as it sounds as if they were doing a live show, free of musical manipulations that a recording studio environment brings. Their album rewrites the rules in defining the classic, vintage feel of rock n’ roll that today seems to be less prevalent in the current generation; needless to say, it will make you want to boogie down like a dancing fool.

Release Date: Feb 10th, 2015
Rating: 3/5
Run time: ~30 minutes

Track listing:
1. Trip Into The Light
2. Heart Of Stone
3. Cam Girl
4. Right Out Of Love
5. Some Days
6. Moonlight
7. White Star Bright Love
8. Settle Down
9. You’re My Halo
10. Sunlight In The Rain

Jeremy and The Harlequins Announce Debut Full Length

NYC-based band, Jeremy and The Harlequins, have released information about their debut full length! The album, American Dreamer, will be released February 10th and these rock ‘n’ rollers definitely need to be on your radar! If these guys sound familiar it might be because their single, “Trip Into The Light,” was featured in Tom Cruise’s Edge of Tomorrow. Can you say badass?

Below you can find the artwork and track listing for American Dreamer

Track listing:
1. Trip into the Light
2. Heart of Stone
3. Cam Girl
4. Right out of Love
5. Some Days
6. Moonlight
7. White Star Bright Love
8. Settle Down
9. You’re My Halo
10. Sunlight in the Rain

Show Review:: Tauk 4/11

Tauk & Mr. F
Red Square – Albany, NY
Friday, April 11th 2014

Capturing an audience’s attention can be a difficult task, especially for an opener. Because it’s usually a safe bet to say that the crowd isn’t there for you, and you’re standing in between them and the band they came to see. When you combine this with a small stage in the back of a bar and a late show, it could be a potential disaster. Potential.

Or, for Tauk, it could be a wild success, and another notch in their growing popularity.

Opening for Mr. F, who were releasing their newest record that night, Tauk set the pace of the night wonderfully. Whether those in attendance had heard of the group before or not (or were aware of their lack of vocals or not), it didn’t take long for them to become fans. The small-capacity room became steadily packed, nearly filling up by their set’s halfway point.

Like I said before, sometimes it can be hard to gather a room’s attention. But if you have some catchy lyrics that can be learned quickly, the crowd can join in on a chorus or two. However, as an instrumental band, the guys in Tauk don’t have that luxury.

Then again, based on crowd reactions and the feel of the room, the New York quartet didn’t seem too concerned. During their forty minutes on stage, the group rumbled through a near-endless set, picking up steam the entire way and coming to a close on the receiving end of roars of applause.

Friday’s show was one that I nearly had to miss due to a scheduling conflict. But, when some things fell through, my night opened up. And with that, I was lucky enough to watch a band that is doing some seriously great things. With their unique blend of pop, jazz, funk, and old rock n’ roll, Tauk has created their own brand of musical fusion that shouldn’t be missed.

Photos and written by Eric Riley