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Video: Tim Barry – Running Never Tamed Me

Tim BarryRustic country punk Tim Barry has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Running Never Tamed Me,” from Barry’s recent album, High On 95, available now via Chunksaah Records.

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Video: Tim Barry – The James

Tim BarryRustic country punk Tim Barry has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “The James,” from Barry’s latest album, Lost & Rootless, which dropped November, 2014 via Chunksaah Records.

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Tim Barry – Solid Gone

Tim BarryRustic country punk Tim Barry has premiered a new lyric video.  The video features the song “Solid Gone,” which is set to appear on Barry’s upcoming album Lost & Rootless which is due out November 28, 2014 via Chunksaah Records.

Listen to the track here courtesy Brooklyn Vegan.

 

Tim Barry – Lost & Rootless

Tim BarryRustic country punk Tim Barry has premiered a new lyric video.  The video features the song “Lost & Rootless,” which is set to appear on Barry’s upcoming album sharing the same name and is due out November 28, 2014 via Chunksaah Records.

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World/Inferno Friendship Society - The Anarchy And The Ecstasy

The World/Inferno Friendship Society

The Anarchy And The Ecstasy

Chunksaah Records
By

Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

In a just world, The World/Inferno Friendship Society would be selling out both cabaret theaters and punk venues worldwide – their particular merging of punk, calliope and gypsy-esque leanings have proven, over five albums, to be ridiculously fun. The songs themselves have an incredibly rich swagger that lend themselves perfectly to the extensive theatrics of their live show – they put on an incredibly energetic live performance, generally with nine or ten people on stage at once. Having seen them years ago but having little experience with their earlier works, I have no idea how The Anarchy Or The Ecstasyholds up. Regardless, as a relative newcomer to the band, it’s a hell of a ride.

Punk purists will most likely find very little to like here – the band clearly avoid more “standard” punk instrumentation and arrangements for brief flurries of lounge (“Thirteen Years Without Peter King”) and jazz (“Canonize Philip K. Dick, OK”), with structures heavily reliant on piano, organ, trumpet and trombone. Is’s about as far away from the Cro-Mags as you can get. Still, it’d probably be considered challenging to a lot of punks – if it wasn’t so fun to listen to.

The Anarchy And The Ecstasy is made up to ten songs of Jack Terricloth’s clear vocals layered over confident, raucous music that pays homage to musical histories as much as it emulates them. It’s still punk, but it’s punk filtered through a colander of jazz, folk, lounge and pop. It’s circus music. Fans of, say, Converge would most likely not be impressed, and arguably have little in common with The World/Inferno Friendship Society, but groups like Mischief Brew seem to have borrowed pretty heavily from them, sonically, topically and otherwise.

The downsides here, mostly, is the lack of lyrics – while the majority of lyrics are more than discernable, it’d be nice to have something physical to read along with. Still, that’s a pretty minor complaint. A solid record with a relentless underpinning of fun and joyousness.

Luther - Lets get You Somewhere Else

Luther

Let's Get You Somewhere

Chunksaah Records
By

Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Want to get the attention of a room full of late twenty-something punks?  Name drop some Chris McCaughan (Lawrence Arms) or related acts and the room will fall silent.  That’s exactly what I’m doing for anyone in my demographic reading these words. 

So now that I have my peers’ attention, allow me to introduce you to the new kid on the block, Luther.  He actually moved in a few years back, but he hasn’t really left the safety of his backyard until lately.  But now he’s venturing out into the cul-de-sac with the training wheels off and making friends with just about everyone he meets thanks to his playful wit and relatable charm.

Hailing from Philadelphia, this young pop-punk quartet has been quick to grow their fan base with the advent of their sophomore full length, Let’s Get You Somewhere Else.  Easy to break into and even easier on the way down, the band’s hook laden take on clean pop-rock just feels right.  Opener “The Concrete Sound” tunefully seeps to the fore with the one-two punch of vaguely grainy, peppy vocals and smoothly executed guitar hooks.  Minor differences in tempo afford personality between tracks like the spirited “Heavy Money” and mounting choral strength of “The Glory Bees.”  It all comes together in album high point “A Quiet Stretch Of Weather.”  “I’m not catering to anyone anymore, is it a midlife crisis, I hope I don’t die when I’m forty,” becomes the vocal hook that propels the song well into memory.

The worst that can be said about Luther is that they are a mix of familiar and safe.  They’re plenty good in the moment, but Let’s Get You Somewhere Else sometimes lets its pop side hold the reigns a little too loose.  For instance, “Rattlesnake” and “Sunset, Sugar” fade into the backdrop against more memorable offerings like “An American Gothic.”  Based on their musicianship though, another album or two and these developing buds should blossom into sonic blossoms.

It should be noted that in many respects, Let’s Get You Somewhere Else is your younger brother’s quintessential teenage pop-punk album.  But it’s the type you know you should look down on but end up completely committing yourself to and singing along with while it’s playing (If “The Second Star” doesn’t hook you, you have no soul).  Aside from a few forgivable growing pains already fading with time, Luther knows how to earn smiles from an audience using only dirt simple pop-rock.  No parlor tricks here, just timeless musicianship and catchy tunes.

Chunksaah Records Announce New Releases and Tours From Various Artists

Chunksaah Records has announced that they will be re-releasing albums from various artists including Tim Barry, The Bouncing Souls, Luther, and Dave Hause, and also announcing new tour dates for 2013. 

Check out the list of artists and the tour dates below.

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Luther Release New Album

Luther have been busy recently. From premiering songs on Huffington Post to upcoming tours with Timeshare and The Bouncing Souls they are pretty tough to miss. On top of all that, their debut album Let’s Get You SOmewhere Else comes out on Chunksaah Records October 9. The album can be pre-ordered here.

In addition to  the release of the album, Luther will be touring across the United States and Canada with acts like The Bouncing SoulsThe Smoking Popes, and Dave Hause of The Loved Ones.

A complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

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Luther Announce Debut Full Length

Philadelphia’s Luther has announced details for their upcoming debut full length.  The album is entitled Let’s Get You Somewhere Else and is due out October 9, 2012 via Chunksaah Records.  The album was recorded and produced by The Bouncing Soul‘s guitarist Pete Steinkopf in his Little Eden Studios and mastered byNick Zampiello and Rob Gonnella at New Alliance East (Torche, Against Me!, Piebald).

Album art and track listing can be found below.

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Video: The Bouncing Souls – Ship In A Bottle

The Bouncing SoulsSeminal punk act The Bouncing Souls has debuted a brand new music video.  The video features the song “Ship In A Bottle” which comes from their brand new full length, Comet, released last month via Chunksaah Records/Rise Records.

Watch the full, stop-motion style video below.

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Bouncing Souls Stream New Full Length

The Bouncing SoulsPunk veterans Bouncing Souls have launched a full album stream of their freshly dropped full length, Comet, out today via Rise/Chunksah Records.

Give it a spin here.

Greg Attonito Of The Bouncing Souls Debuts Video For Volcano

Greg AttonitoGreg Attonito of The Bouncing Souls debuted his new video for the single Volcano off of his solo-album Natural Disaster.  

Natural Disaster  is available  on 10″ Vinyl from Chunksaah Records

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Video: Tim Barry – Amen

Tim BarryTim Barry has released a brand new music video.  The video features the track “Amen,” which is set to appear on his projected 2012 record, 40 Miller, due out on Chunksaah Records.  The album will follow 2010’s 28th & Stonewall (Suburban Home Records).

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Stream: Hot Water Music – The Fire, The Steel, The Tread

Hot Water MusicThe Huffington Post have posted a new song off the upcoming Hot Water Music 7″ EP called “The Fire, The Steel, The Tread“.

Digital versions of the EP will be available for download August 2nd, while vinyl preorders will start August 15th via No Idea, Chunksaah, and Hot Water Music.

Stream the track here. (Scroll down a tad)

Pacer Releasing Digital/Vinyl EP On Chunksaah

UK punkers Pacer have announced that they will be releasing a seven song EP through Chunksaah Records this September.  The EP will be titled Rediscovering The Telephone, and will be available both on vinyl and digital retailers.

Check out two of the album’s tracks here.


The Great Explainer Pre-Order and Stream

The Great ExplainerThe Way Things Swell, the debut EP for Chunksaah Records’ newest roster addition,The Great Explainer, is now available for pre-order from the New Jersey punk label.

Recorded, mixed and produced by The Bouncing Souls‘ Pete Steinkopf, the four-song effort will be pressed on 10″ vinyl and includes a free download code for all the tracks. The EP will be limited to 550 copies: 250 lemon / lime – available only through Chunksaah mail order – and 300 coke bottle blue, which can be purchased in stores. However, an extremely limited number of the blue 10-inches will available through the label’s mail order as well, here.

The official release date for The Way Things Swell is July 13, 2010. Pre-orders will ship on July 9th.

Two new songs from the EP – “Codeine … Bourbon” and “I Finally Found My Dreamboat” – are currently streaming on The Great Explainer’s myspace page. Listen here.

Bouncing Souls and Youth Brigade

The Bouncing Souls and Youth Brigade

Bouncing Souls: Greg Attonito, Pete 'The Pete' Steinkopf, Bryan 'Papillon' Kienlen Youth Brigade: Shawn Stern, Mark Stern

Chunksaah Records and BYO Records
By on October 2nd, 2009 at Starlite Room - Edmonton, Alberta

 

 

2009 was a big year for The Bouncing Souls and for Youth Brigade as the bands celebrated twentieth and twenty-fifth anniversaries respectively. They helped mark the occasion with a tour together – something they’ve been doing together for years and years. We decided it would be nice to get the friends together and talk about what has happened over the past two decades in their own band, the punk scene and the music industry as a whole. From their impeccable fashion sense that got them featured in a fashion magazine to the good things in punk that will never die, the guys in Bouncing Souls and Youth Brigade touched on a wide variety of subjects, joking and laughing all the while. We started the interview with Pete Steinkopf and Shawn Stern but were soon join by Greg Attonito, Bryan Kienlen and Mark Stern one by one, with each adding a new dynamic to the conversation. As was stated numerous times in the interview, the noise in the room constantly grew throughout the interview which meant I missed a few words here and there, but nothing too obtrusive.

At the end of the interview I think Pete summed it up best: “We’ve sat around a lot of tables like this for a lot of years and we plan to keep doing that.” The two bands are friends, clearly happy with what they’re doing and enjoying the fact that they’ve been able to do it for so long. Read More…