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Dirtnap Records has announced plans for a new LP from Steve Adamyk Band and unveiled the first track which features guest vocals from Colleen Green.

Blame Canada. Or for that matter, Ottawa. The Capital’s kings of punk- power-fuzz are back and better than ever. After a whack of records and worldwide touring, Graceland (out July 29) is Adamyk’s most dynamic and cohesive record to date, without breaking the mould. Colleen Green (Hardly Art) sings on it, Mike Krol (Merge) croons on it and members of Sonic Avenues are now staples in the band.

This time, the band bunkered down in Montreal with engineer Adrian Popivich (Solids, The Dears) to bring Graceland to life. In the meantime, scream along to “Through My Fingers”, or get lost in the depths of “High Mile”; the choice is yours. Mr. Adamyk has been nothing but prolific since coming aboard the Dirtnap roster, this is already his fifth LP, with a sixth is in the planning stage.

“We here at Dirtnap find that his trademark brand of speedy, caffeinated, catchy-but-not-too-wimpy pop perfectly exemplifies that aesthetic that the label strives for,” says Ken Cheppaikode from the label, adding “We’ll keep putting these out as long as he keeps makin’ ’em.”

Colleen Green released a new EP and is going on tour!  Listen to the new EP now, and check out the dates below.

May 19 Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom (with The Thermals)

May 20 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar (with The Thermals)

June 10 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right, (Northside Fest, w/ Childbirth & Diet Cig)

June 11 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie (w/ Childbirth)

June 12 Washington, DC @ Comet Ping Pong (w/ Childbirth and Pouty)

June 13 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery (w/ Chastity Belt)

June 14 Boston, MA @ Middle East  (w/ Chastity Belt)

June 19 Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Explosion

June 20 Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha (w/ Cassie Ramone)

June 21 Detroit, MI @ El Club (w/ Cassie Ramone)

June 22 Ft Wayne, IN @ the B-side,(w/ Cassie Ramone)

June 23 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups (w/ Cassie Ramone)

June 24 Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s Locker Room (w/ Cassie Ramone)

June 27 Brooklyn, NY @ Alphaville (w/ Cassie Ramone)

June 28 Providence, RI @ Aurora, (w/ Cassie Ramone)

July 9 Des Moines, IA @ 80/35 Festival

Preorder Colleen Green’s 6 Song EP

Here is a new six-song EP from LA’s own Colleen Green.  Limited to 350 metallic gold cassettes, Colleen Green’s s/t EP is out May 13 as part of the Infinity Cat Cassette Series, curated by Casey Weissbuch.  You can hear the first single now:

Referred to by Green as “Ramones-Core,” this concise collection evokes the spirit of old-fashioned rock ‘n’ roll, applying a heavy layer of classic punk influence to the songwriter’s well-known pop confections. Allow yourself to be taken back to a simpler time when the Brill Building bustled and teen punks hustled; when pop music was more about craft than commercialism. Green’s penchant for parlaying inspiration into her own distinctive sound is well documented across her discography, but perhaps never as well as on this brand-new offering from Infinity Cat Recordings. If the Ramones are the teacher, then Colleen Green is the student and you are the classroom. Listen up!

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Best Albums (in alpahbetical order):
Blackalicious – Imani Vol. 1
They’re back. Rejoice.

 

Circus Devils – Stomping Grounds
Circus Devils aren’t for everyone. So what?

 

Czarface – Every Hero Needs a Villian
Superheroes, beats and spitting.

 

Andy Gabbard – Fluff
Guitar, brah. Guitar.

 

Colleen Green – I Want to Grow Up
The soundtrack to being 30-something.

 

Mac McCaughan – Non-Believers
Portastatic, Superchunk, Go Back Snowball – whatever the name, I’m in if Mac’s in.

 

Motel Beds – Mind Glitter
Full disclosure: I work for them. Doesn’t change a thing.

 

High on Fire – Luminiferous
The time is nigh. Enter in.

 

Liturgy – The Ark Work
Amazing explorations in black metal.

 

Chelsea Wolfe – Abyss
Devastatingly heavy while simultaneously beautiful.

 

Best Reissue: Leatherface – Razorblades and Asprin
These albums have all been out-of-print and prohibitively over-priced for too long.

 

Best Comic: Descender
Getting impatient waiting for the next issue of Saga? Descender is more then a stop-gap as Lemire remains one of the best writers working today.

 

Best Game: Mysterium
Like Clue for adults. If marketed correctly, this could reach Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride, Carcassonne levels of popularity.

 

Best Show: Difficult People
Billy Eichner’s characters can seem so larger then life, it’s fun to see a more toned down version here. The casting is amazing and so is the writing. Hardly a misstep.

 

Best Podcast: We Watch Wrestling
Matt, Vince and Tom are equal parts ambassadors and sherpas into the world of professional wrestling. They’re really funny too. Sometimes the guys go pretty deep down the rabbit hole of explaining their last trip to PWG, but it’s understandable – seeing PWG live sounds incredible.