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La Escalera Records Confirm Full Line-Up For Fest 6

Fest 6 Jan 17Today La Escalera Records have announced the daily line-ups for Fest 6, along with daily wristbands which can now be purchased along with a limited amount of weekend bundles. The punk rock festival celebrates the six year anniversary of the label and takes place in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico from April 14th to 16th, 2017.

Wristbands and bundles for La Escalera Fest 6 can be purchased here

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Western Settings And Caskitt Commence West Coast US Tour

western-settings-tour-dec-16La Escalera Records labelmates Western Settings and Caskitt will kick off their US tour this week, which will see the bands hitting the entire length of the West Coast, from San Diego to Vancouver, with Problem Daughter joining the tour for over half the dates. Western Settings are touring in support of their Old Pain EP, Caskitt will be supporting their recent full length release, Old Fires New Frontier, whilst Problem Daughter will be celebrating a year since the release of their Fits Of Disorganized Boredom album.

You can RSVP to the Facebook event page, where you can find event pages for each stop, here

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La Escalera Records Announce Line Up For Fest 6

Fest 6 Jan 17La Escalera Records have announced the line up for La Escalera Fest 6, which celebrates the six year anniversary for the label. Fest 6 will take place in San Diego, California and Tijuana, Mexico from April 14-16, 2017. The current line up includes Allweather, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Beside Myself, Black Dots, The Bombpops, Burn Burn Burn, Caskitt, Civil War Rust, Despero, DFMK, Divided Heaven, Gentlemen Prefer Blood, Hoist The Colors, Hot Bods, The Lucky Eejits, Lysolgang, New Way On, Problem Daughter, Russian Girlfriends, Signalman, Squarecrow and Western Settings with some additional bands to be announced later.

Fest 6 early bird wristbands, and wristband bundles with shirts, are available here

Western Settings, Caskitt And Problem Daughter Confirm US Tour

western-settings-tour-dec-16La Escalera Records label-mates Western Settings and Caskitt have announced February 2017 tour dates that’ll see them hitting the entire West Coast, from San Diego, California to Vancouver, Canada, Problem Daughter will be joining the tour for over half the dates.

Western Settings are touring in support of their Old Pain EP, while Caskitt will be promoting their recent full-length release, Old Fires New Frontier and Problem Daughter will be celebrating a year since the release of their album Fits Of Disorganized Boredom.

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Wiretap Records Release ‘Attention’ Compilation

wiretap-recordsThe Wiretap Records Attention Fall 2016 Compilation is live, it features tracks from Wolves & Wolves & Wolves & Wolves, Talk Show Host, Surf Dads, Blowout, Casual Friday, Kamikaze Girls, Same – Band, Get Married, Daydream, Turnaways, Letdown, The Brass Action, Hot Knife, Fourth And Long, Caskitt, Facial, Awkward Age, Lilac Daze, Fossil Youth, No Better, Just Friends, Cedar Spring Motel, Prince Daddy And The Hyena, Forfeit, Stay Wild, Arkless, Sibling, Fox Wound, Spanish Love Songs and Layden And The Lion. Stream it all day long or Pay What You Want for thirty solid tracks. If you discover at least one new band from this comp, the label will have reached their goal. Go support the bands individually, buy their entire album, buy their merch, buy from their store, but also support the indie label that put out the record. 

You can stream and download the Wiretap Records Compilation here 

Caskitt Release Stream Of New Album In Full

Caskitt OFNWCaskitt‘s new album Old Fires New Frontier was officially released yesterday and is available through La Escalera Records. The album is available to purchase with merchandise bundles but only until the 19th September

You can stream, and purchase, the album via Caskitt‘s Bandcamp here

Merchandise Bundles can be purchased from La Escalera Records here

You can read The Punk Site review of Old Fires New Frontiers here

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Caskitt OFNW

Caskitt

Old Fires, New Frontier

La Escalera Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Caskitt is are a Californian punk trio, they are led from the back from the back by drummer and lead vocalist Matt Caskitt, up front they have Steffen Long, guitar, and Jesse Hernandez, bass, both of whom chip into the vocal duties with harmonies and even taking over lead vocal duties from time to time. Old Fires, New Frontier is their sophomore release, it follows on from last years impressive debut, This Machine Kills Sadness. If their previous release killed sadness then Old Fires, New Frontier appears to be gleefully dancing on it’s grave.

Caskitt have lost none of their fire, the energetic compositions encompass punk, hardcore and even a tiny pinch of pop punk in what is a frantic and highly enjoyable album from start to end. Don’t be put off by the fact I’ve mentioned pop punk, I’m aware that term can send some people running to the hills, but it only applies to the accessible way in which the relentless speedy punk riffs are delivered. This isn’t just a relentless barrage, there are break downs and quieter moments amongst the frenetic earnest numbers, notably the brief instrumental Crimes that, unlike many interludes in albums, fits perfectly alongside the rest of the material.

To my ears there’s a distinct influence by Propagandhi and Against Me! on their sound and that is by no means a bad thing, they haven’t copied those bands but rather they’ve incorporated elements of those bands style into their armoury without being derivative. Old Fires, New Frontier is an album that’s firing on all cylinders and it seems that they have focused and refined their sound into an impressive album that doesn’t disappoint on any level.

Old Fires, New Frontier is released today and you can purchase or stream the album here

You can also purchase bundles, including coloured vinyl, that can be ordered from La Escalera Records here

Caskitt Stream Title Track From New Album

Caskitt OFNWCaskitt have released the stream of the title track from their new album Old Fires New Frontier, which is scheduled for release on La Escalera Records and FTLP Records on September 16th 2016.

You can now pre order the album here or bundles, including coloured vinyl, can be ordered here

You can stream Old Fires New Frontier here and view the Blinders Video below

 

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Caskitt Announce New Album And Release ‘Blinders’ Video

Caskitt OFNWLa Escalera Records alumni Caskitt have announced the release date for their new album Old Fires New Frontier, which is scheduled for release on La Escalera Records and FTLP Records on September 16 2016. In anticipation of of the release the new album, Old Fires New Frontier, the band has released a video for the song Blinders

Pre-orders for Old Fires New Frontier will be available on August 16th

The video for Blinders can be viewed below

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