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Jetty Bones Release Full Stream Of ‘Old Women’ EP

Jetty Bones OWTake This To Heart Records have released a full stream of Jetty Bones new EP, Old Women. The Old Women EP will be released October 6th on vinyl, CD and digital formats via Take This To Heart Records. Jetty Bones are currently on tour in support of the new EP with The Wonder Years, Laura Stevenson and The Obsessives

The Old Women EP can be pre-ordered here

You can stream the Old Women EP via Substream here

Telethon TGS

Telethon

The Great Spontanaen, A Tale Told In Five Acts

Halloween Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 
Do you ever worry the world is going to end thanks to some combination of hyper-caffeinated anxiety, extreme internet usage, and a constantly shifting definition of what a “good American” is? well regardless of whether you have Telethon have arrived with the sprawling new punk rock opera, The Grand Spontanean, heralding these fears and bringing a sense of weird, beautiful levity to all those who listen. The Grand Spontanean is a cosmic trip of punk rock filtered through straight up rock n’ roll, anthemic power pop and every other style in which they could meld their sound into that has resulted in a true blue five act rock opera about a self-centred, internet addicted twenty-something realizing the world’s about to end in a storm of noise and chaos.
 
ACT I: Bad Reputation
 
The Great Spontanean is not a regular punk rock release, this is a sprawling punk rock opera that is played out over five acts, The Signal is fine who-esque introduction that bleeds into the epic power pop of Apocalypse When and Succinct The Optimist , the latter of which contains a distinct waft of Weezer. Doctor and He’s Right bring a welcome touch of rock ‘n roll to The Great Optimist and the excellent The Paranoid Blur brings a manic ska influence as the story starts to unfold in earnest. Act I is brought to a close with the melancholy Tiny Rushes and the paranoid psychedelic surreality of The Page At The End Of The Internet.
 
ACT II: Cold Sweat
 
Punctuation! opens Act II with some frantic stripped down punk rock topped off with guitar riffs that invoke the ghost of Thin Lizzy, the epic Wrung slowly builds the pace and across it’s eight minutes. Flatpack brings a piano led element of baroque ‘n roll into The Grand Spontanean, whilst the theatrical A Martyr’s View From The View At The Marriott Marquis segues into a reprise of The Page At The End Of The Internet. When compared to Act I you get the distinct feeling that that Act II is building the narrative and allowing the story to expand, something that is an essential element of any good rock opera.
 
ACT III: Fight Or Fall
 
The dark opening chords and overture of Underture indicate we’re into the meat and bones of this tale, Temporarily kicks back into power pop rock territory before Stillwave initially brings us a touch of heartland rock, it also includes the impossible not to love lyric of ‘beating down the gates of Disneyland’, this just shy of ten minute epic ebbs and flows constantly whilst The Imporable New Sensations continues the country element that has pervaded Act III. Generator, Until The Ball Stops and My Second To Last Monday bring Act III to a close and keep the country feel, but they incorporates punk rhythms and a ska beat into it’s mix, which is not a combination I think I have encountered being blended together before. 
 
ACT IV:Running Back
 
Notches On The Scale opens Act IV with an almost evangelical feel before The Runner’s High brings us back firmly into a punkier moment. The Sudden Walk provides a brief narrative prior to On Companionship providing a brief nod to either Paul McCartney or James Bond, depending on your viewpoint, prior to an earnest build up of country influenced rock. A brief Weezer influenced number, The Weirdness Flows, precedes Act IV’s finale, Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve that builds up to the end of the world with a dark and chaotic blast that takes us into the final act, and towards the end of the world as we know it.
 
ACT V: Remembering
 
A Choice! reveals that the world did not stop spinning and gives you the option of how to end the album, if you let the album spin rather than choosing one of the trio of options you get Firebrand, the pessimistic option, a return to the power pop influenced rock that has characterised my favourite musical elements of this album. Thirty Seconds Of Silence, a track that does exactly what it says in the title punctuates the endings, and Fruitbat, the optimistic option for the end of The Great Spontanean, combines the country and heartland themes that have been a regular fixture of the album
 
Joining Telethon on the record is an impressive list of their friends and idols, including the likes of Laura Stevenson, Chris Farren, Franz Nicolay and Peter Hess of The World/Inferno Friendship Society and Roger Lima of Less Than Jake. Like Green Day‘s American Idiot and Fat Mike‘s Home Street Home before it, The Grand Spontanean is taking punk rock into the theatrical arena, I always get nervous when I hear the words concept album, the thought of the ghost of prog rock rearing it’s ugly head is not something I want to contemplate, thankfully on The Great Spontanean this is not something I have to worry about, yes this is self indulgent in places but what else would you expect from a ninety minute five act punk rock opera?
 
The greatest compliment you can pay to The Grand Spontanean is that the songs are equally at home being buried in a shuffle, although the album asks that the deity of your choice takes mercy on your weary soul if you choose this option, as they are played out as part of this grand punk rock opera. Telethon have unleashed a sprawling five act album that it’s very hard to fault, elements of punk rock sit alongside power pop, ska, psyche, country and a few hard rock flourishes, and pretty much everything else in between, to create and epic and truly original release. The Grand Spontanean is sprawling, ridiculous, eccentric and overblown, and if I’m honest I loved every minute of it.
 
The Great Spontanean can be pre-ordered here
 

Telethon To Release ‘The Grand Spontanean’ This Friday

Telethon TGSTelethon‘s 90 minute, 30 song, 5 act concept album, The Grand Spontanean, will be released this Friday, September 29 via Halloween Records, and features guest spots by Laura Stevenson, Chris Farren and members of The Hold Steady, Less Than Jake and TV On The Radio. The Grand Spontanean is a cosmic trip of punk rock filtered through straight up rock n’ roll, power pop and every other style in which they could meld their sound into. It resulted in a true blue rock opera about a self-centred, internet addicted twenty-something realizing the world’s about to end in a storm of noise and chaos. Digital pre-orders are now available, along with a limited edition CD box set with extensive liner notes and more, you can pre-order The Grand Spontanean here

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Jetty Bones Release Stream Of ‘Innocent Party’

Jetty Bones Promo Aug 17Jetty Bones have released the track Innocent Party from their upcoming EP, Old Women, and the band are hitting the road later this month with The Wonder Years, Laura Stevenson and The Obsessives. Think of an older Paramore mixed with Tiny Moving Parts and you can almost get a grasp on what Jetty Bones is all about. Old Women will be released on October 6th on CD and digital formats via Take This To Heart Records.

You can stream Innocent Party via Gold Flake Paint here

The Old Women EP can be pre-ordered here and Jetty Bones tour dates can be viewed below Read More…

Telethon Release Video For ‘Succinct, The Optimist’

Telethon TGSTelethon will release an ambitious new concept album titled The Grand Spontanean: A Tale Told In Five Acts, on September 29 via Halloween Records. The Grand Spontanean is a cosmic trip of punk rock, rock n’ roll, power pop and every other style in which they could meld their sound into. The result is a true blue rock opera about a self-centered, internet addicted twenty-something realizing the world’s about to end in a storm of noise and chaos. The sprawling, thirty track LP also features appearances by Laura Stevenson, Chris Farren and members of The Hold Steady and Less Than Jake. You can pre-order The Grand Spontanaen on CD and digital formats via Bandcamp here

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Jetty Bones Release Stream Of ‘No Lover’ From ‘Old Women’ EP

Jetty Bones Promo Aug 17Take This To Heart Records have announced that they have signed Jetty Bones and will be releasing their brand new EP, Old Women, on October 6th. The band will also be hitting the road next month with The Wonder Years, Laura Stevenson and The Obsessives, and you can now stream their blistering new single, No Lover, think an older Paramore mixed with Tiny Moving Parts and you can almost get a grasp on what Jetty Bones is all about. The Old Women EP will be released October 6th on vinyl, CD and digital  formats via Take This To Heart Records and you can pre-order the EP here

No Lover can be streamed here and Jetty Bones tour dates can be viewed below Read More…

The Obsessives Announce Fall Tour

Obsessives Fall Tour 17The Obsessives have just announced a tour this fall with The Wonder Years, Laura Stevenson and Jetty Bones. The tour begins on September 24th in Detroit and runs through to the 8th October in New York. Tickets will be available Friday, August 4th at 10 AM local time, The Obsessives are touring in support of their self titled album that was released earlier this year.
 
The Obsessives is available here (US), here (UK), here (AU) and digitally here
 
You can view the video for You’re My God, and The Obsessives tour dates, below

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Telethon To Release ‘The Grand Spontanaen’ On September 29th

Telethon TGSTelethon will release an ambitious new concept album, The Grand Spontanean: A Tale Told In Five Acts, on September 29 via Halloween Records. The Grand Spontanean is a cosmic trip of punk rock filtered through straight up rock n’ roll, anthemic power pop and every other style in which they could meld their sound into. The result is a true blue rock opera about a self centred, internet addicted twenty something realizing the world’s about to end in a storm of noise and chaos. The sprawling thirty track LP features appearances by Laura Stevenson and Chris Farren as well as by members of The Hold Steady and Less Than Jake. Digital pre-orders will soon be available on Bandcamp, along with a ltd edition CD box set and you can stream the tracks On Conpanionship here and Punctuation! here. A Trailer for The Grand Spontanaen can viewed below Read More…

Tours: Jeff Rosenstock / Laura Stevenson

jeff-rosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has announced that he will be touring with Laura Stevenson this Summer.  He is supporting this latest album, Worry, and was released back in 2016 via SideOneDummy Records.

Tour dates are below.

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The Lion And The Wolf Confirm UK Tour With Kevin Devine

Kevin Devine Jan 17 TourFollowing the release of his second album, The Cardiac Hotel, which is out now through Xtra Mile Recordings and Grand Hotel Van Cleef, The Lion And The Wolf will take to the road with Kevin Devine in two weeks time. The run of six shows also features Laura Stevenson and will see the three artists visit Bristol, Nottingham, Manchester, Glasgow, Leeds and London.

The Lion And The Wolf‘s sophomore album, The Cardiac Hotel, can be purchased here

Tickets are now on general sale and the tour dates can be viewed below Read More…

Laura Stevenson Full Album Stream

Laura Stevenson & The CansLaura Stevenson has debuted a full full albums stream of her next album.  The twelve song disc is titled Wheel and is due out April 23, 2013 via Don Giovanni Records.  

Give it a spin below (region restricted).

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