While most people I know are hitting the festival circuit or lapping up the latest electro hipster fad band, most folk round these parts seem to be more stoked for the upcoming Lawrence Arms and Frank Turner (and in my case, Banner Pilot) releases. But don’t despair, there’s plenty to keep y’all going in the meantime…
American Steel’s latest album, “Dear Friends and Gentle Hearts” drops this week, and it’s well worth a listen. For the uninitiated, the band have a couple of tracks from the album up on their Myspace profile. As does the aforementioned Mr. Turner.
Also, if you haven’t checked out the new Cobra Skulls and Dear Landlord album streams on Punknews, you should rectify that. The Cobra Skulls one doesn’t seem to be the full album, but it’s still well worth a listen.
Those truly at a loss for music-related timewasting can follow the progress on the Banner Pilot album on their Twitter page, or decipher Lawrence Arms news amidst the colourful rantings on Brendan Kelly’s blog.
Oh- and Passion Pit aren’t all that bad really. Can I still have my anti-hipster punk points though?