Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs
Burger Records / Dine Alone Records
Toronto’s Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs are delivering their latest blast of punk influenced power pop with their latest self titled album, a release that follows on from their 2014 debut full length, Gates Of Hell. Their latest release represents a step up in many ways, whether this is due to fact they are now reaching out far beyond their native Canadian borders, or the fact that this is the first time they’ve moved away from the DIY home recordings of their previous releases and into the studio, whatever the reason Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs have produced an ambitious sophomore album that maintains their commitment to remaining true to their roots.
The opening track Talk 2 Her is a slice of power pop that’s close to perfection and just hooks you straight into the album, this is followed by the heavier and distinctly meaner feel of Tough, that seems to hark back to the sound of Thin Lizzy, with all the hooks of that bands classic singles. Voicemail takes things off at another tangent and brings a high tempo new wave influenced number, before we return to another slab of exquisite power pop with Judy, the first half of this eclectic album closes out with Pressure, that brings an intense blast of punk rock into the mix. The second side of the album is mainly taken up with the themed trilogy of Ragnarok, Teenage Release and PhD, that manages to combine all the elements of the first side into an anthemic three partner, and this is topped off perfectly by the album’s closing track, You Don’t Have To Be Nice.
Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs is the sound of a band who clearly love music and are determined to produce music that is influenced by bands and the scenes they love, this self titled sophomore album manages to have snapshots of everyone from The Who to Ruts DC incorporated into their sound without ever sounding like they are derivative, instead Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs come across as a band that wear their influences proudly on their sleeves. This impressive sophomore release appears to have benefitted from the switch to a studio and it feels like a natural evolution from the previous DIY releases. Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs will be released in just a few short days on the 28th July via Burger Records and Dine Alone Records.
Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs self titled album can be pre-ordered digitally here and on physical formats here
Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs have shared a new song off their upcoming self titled LP, out July 29th via Burger Records and Dine Alone Records, the new track, Ragnarok, is part of a trilogy on the back half of the new record. According to Sam Coffey it’s about finding your true self and coming to understand your place in the world, which, given his previously disclosed passion for the fantasy is couched in the language and concepts of the genre.
You can pre-order Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs self titled LP here
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Toronto’s Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs have released an illustrated video for their new song, Talk 2 Her. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming self titled debut album that will be released on July28th via Burger Records and Dine Alone Records. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs just wrapped up their tour with label mates The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil, and will play more dates this June as well as future summer dates which will be announced soon
Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs debut album is available for pre-order here
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Toronto’s Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs have released a stream of, Judy, the lead single from their self titled Burger Records and Dine Alone Records debut album which is due for release on the 28th July. The band have also announced Canadian tour dates through May and June with The Flatliners and The Dirty Nil in addition to headline shows at the end of April
You can stream Judy via Soundcloud here
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Montreal’s Elephant Stone have been building a reputation with their captivating live performances, fans are now being treated to the opportunity to enjoy a live performance from the comfort of their own home with their new live EP, Live At The Verge, which is now available via Burger Records for download and steaming.
You can stream and purchase Live At The Verge here
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Today Toronto’s Sam Coffey And The Iron Lungs have announced their signing to Burger Records and Dine Alone Records for the release of their forthcoming self titled LP with the album’s first single, Talk 2 Her. The song is a fitting introduction to the band’s unbridled power pop, bringing considerable bombast and a mountain of hooks with a song that Coffey describes as being about the importance of communication and emotional honesty. Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs will be released on Burger Records and Dine Alone Records on July 28th.
You can stream Talk 2 Her via the AV Club here
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Somewhere between the fuzzy acid drenched vibes of 60’s garage rock and the more recent garage rock resurgence lie Pink Mexico, this is their sophomore album, following up 2013’s Pnik Mexico. Apparently this album was written in a windowless ten by ten rooms from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, fueled by hangovers, coffee and cigarettes. Personally I can’t help wondering if anything else was consumed in those rooms, and just how long they spent in there, as this has an incredibly authentic feel about it.
Opening track Buzzkill launches the album with a fuzzy upbeat guitar riff with a vocal delivery reminiscent of the 60s garage bands, the album carries on in this vein and delivers low fi fuzzy goodness with more than distinct nod to the bands that emerged out of the garages in the mid 60’s clutching Vox Phantom’s and a handful of suspicious pills. This is probably the closest thing I’ve heard to authentic record of that era since The Fuzztones, whereas those self proclaimed guru’s of garage directly recreated the look and sound of the era, I get the feeling that Pink Mexico is a much more organic affair, rather than a contrived attempt to recreate the sound of a previous era.
The relentless barrage of upbeat fuzz stops rarely relents, except for the downbeat number Darkness Is My Sherbert and the untitled, and unnecessary, jarring final track, the rest of Fool is a rather joyous snotty chunk of garage rock. Most of the tracks contained on this album wouldn’t sound out of place alongside the bands that eventually populated the wonderful Pebbles compilations. I in no way think Fool is just a retro album, but it is so heavily influenced by the garage rock of the 60s it’s hard not to think of it in those terms, maybe contemporary retro garage is a thing? regardless, this is a damn fine album and one I think will be a fine addition to the collection of anyone who appreciates their garage rock with a primitive edge.
Visit the Burger Records website to order Fool here
Swimmers (formerly known as Emily’s Army) has premiered a new song. The track is titled “Silver Bullet” and is set to appear on their upcoming new EP, Palm Trees/Silver Bullet, which is set to drop on March 30, 2015 via Burger Records.
Listen to the track below.
The Lees Of Memory has premiered a new song. The band was formed by John Davis and Brandon Fisher of Superdrag. The track is titled “Not A Second More” and will appear on their debut LP, Sisyphus Says, due out on digital/vinyl September 16, 2014 on SideOneDummy Records with Burger Records releasing the cassette version the same day.
Listen to the song here.
The Lees Of Memory has signed on with SideOneDummy Records. The band was formed by John Davis and Brandon Fisher of Superdrag. The band will be releasing their debut LP, Sisyphus Says, on digital/vinyl September 16, 2014 with Burger Records releasing the cassette version the same day.
The first track from the album, “We Are Siamese,” can be heard here.
Burgerama 2013, a North American tour featuring a multitude of Burger Records artists have announced their first wave of dates and bands. So far the tour will feature The Growlers, Cosmonauts, Gap Dream and Together Pangea (with more to follow).
Dates below (but check back to www.burgerrecords.com/burgerama.htm for more details).
Fullerton CA punk band Audacity have released a stream of Hole in the Sky, a track from their upcoming album Butter Knife, which is set for release on 29/10 via Suicide Squeeze Records (LP/CD) and Burger Records (Cassette).
Check out Hole in the Sky here.
New York based, all girl post punk group Habibi are heading out to the US west coast for the first time. Their self titled album will be available on cassette only during the tour, with vinyl arriving “soon” via Burger Records.
The video for Habibi’s track Tomboy, can be viewed here. Full tour dates below.
A kickstarter funded documentary film charting the history of the mighty cassette tape has just released its first public trailer online. The film features many punk luminaries, including Henry Rollins (of course!) and record labels such as Burger Records. The film is working through its edits for a 2014 release. If you backed the project on Kickstarter, then you will get an early screening, possibly before the end of this year.
Check out the trailer here.
Wet Spots, a pop punk collective featuring members of Panty Raid and Gris Gris have released a cassette only EP via Burger Records. Only 150 copies have been pressed, so fans should get one while they are still available.
You can hear Leeching Out, a track from the EP on the Burger Records Soundcloud page here.