Darius KoskiDarius Koski (Swingin’ Utters) has announced plans for his first solo record.  The fifteen track album is titled SISU and is expected to drop on April 7, 2015 via Fat Wreck Chords.  Darius Koski explains what fans can expect:

“The release of this record has got to be one of the highlights of my life so far. I’ve always written songs like this (in a genre other than punk rock), but the only outlet I’ve had for them has always been maybe a song or two on Utters, or Filthy Thieving Bastards records. I have a lot of material that’s just been sitting around for 25 years, with no outlet, and it’s been frustrating. None of the songs on “Sisu” are quite that old, but there are a few that I know I wrote around ’99. I’ve wanted to do this my whole life—I’ve always wanted to be a solo artist, so this really is a lifelong dream of mine. There are so many good vibes and strange positive energy in the last few sentences that now I think I’ve given myself a headache and need to drink some beers, to get back in my own head…”

Darius Koski will be hitting the road in April with multi-instrumentalist Ryan Davidson, who has contributed to the album.