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New Music From Frank Turner


 
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New Frank Turner

It’s probably easiest if I just come right out and confess to it…

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…I have a man crush on Frank Turner.  My father would never understand it, but it’s nothing to be ashamed of.  Turner is a gifted and entertaining musician who has evolved into one of my favorite artists gracing today’s rock music landscape.

He’s still a spry 33, but the tattoo-sheathed rocker has already led two distinct careers.  He has nimbly transformed from the edgy front man of aggressive punk rockers Million Dead to the intelligent, witty singer song-writer who penned the 2013 Album of The Year, Tape Deck Heart. As I offered on the Tape Deck Heart review: “he’s the perfect melding of the strumming folk troubadour and the fervid punk rocker.”

Before we get to the big Frank Turner news, check out a few of our earlier links:

Tape Deck Heart Album Review
Frank Turner Live Concert Review
2015 Can’t Miss Bands
2013 Album of the Year
2013 Song of the Year

Yeah, don’t give me any crap, I confessed it earlier in this article… mancrush…

So, why the deep dark confession?  Well, Turner just announced the release date for his new album, Positive Songs For Negative People on Xtra Mile Recordings/Polydor UK/Interscope. The album was produced by the tremendously talented Butch Walker, and finds Turner recording again with his trusted backing band The Sleeping Souls.

Frank Turner - photo by RARAsFArm.com
Frank Turner – photo by RARAsFArm.com

“I feel like this record is my definitive statement, a summation of the first five records,” Turner says. “When a band makes a debut record, there’s a freshness and excitement to it that bands often lose as time goes by. I wanted to make a record with that young, exciting feel.” The lbum was recorded in Naskville over a breakneck nine-day period. “Pretty much all of it is live. The end result is everything I wanted it to be.”

I personally have not heard the album yet, but hope to review it soon. In the meantime, You can pre-order the album here:

And to provide a little taste of what to expect, here’s the video for his rollicking new single
“The Next Storm.”


 
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Rock On!
Cretin

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Tour Dates
09/19 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls
09/20 Toronto, ON Riot Fest
09/22 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
09/23 Burlington, VT High Ground
09/25 Boston, MA House of Blues (Sold Out)
09/26 Boston, MA House of Blues
09/28 New York, NY Irving Plaza (Sold Out)
09/29 New York, NY Irving Plaza (Sold Out)
09/30 New York, NY Irving Plaza
10/02 Philadelphia, PA The Fillmore
10/03 Baltimore, MD Ram’s Head Live
10/04 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
10/06 Chicago, IL House of Blues
10/07 Minneapolis, MN The Varsity Theatre
10/09 Denver, CO The Ogden Theatre
10/10 Boulder, CO The Boulder Theatre
10/12 Salt City City, UT Urban Lounge
10/13 Boise, ID Knitting Factory
10/15 Seattle, WA The Neptune
10/16 Spokane, WA Knitting Factory
10/17 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
10/19 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
10/20 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
10/22 Los Angeles, CA The Mayan
10/23 San Diego, CA House of Blues
10/24 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
10/25 Phoenix, AZ The Press Room
10/27 Austin, TX Emo’s
10/28 Dallas, TX House of Blues
10/29 Houston, TX House of Blues
10/30 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Music Festival

 
Here’s a little treat for reading the whole thing – Rock On!

 

 

PJ Bond Offers Up The Better Option

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The Better Option Single Review

Xtra Mile Recordings just might boast the most talented artist roster in the rock industry these days. The label boasts RARAsFarm favorites Frank Turner, Against Me!, A Silent Film and Larry And His Flask, and a few dozen other talented rock acts. One of those acts is PJ Bond.

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Bond’s new single “The Better Option” is a delicious slice of Americana. He’s a songwriter with a comfortable yet distinctive sound, delivering heartfelt lyrics on the back of captivating lyrics on this excellent offering off of his soon to be released Sophomore album Where Are You (out May 4th).

The music is folksy rock delivered with a bit of an edge. The songs explodes with a killer acoustic riff and boasts that same instant familiarity that I feel when listening to Jeff Tweedy or The Old 97’s. The mixture of guitar offerings throughout the song makes the song even more interesting than similar offerings from the aforementioned contemporaries. The heavily distorted guitar spotlighted in the middle of the song is pure 70’s genius and almost as good as the wilting guitar that carries the song to it’s excellent finish.

Snag it here on iTunes: Where Were You?
Or, Preorder the album below.

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Cretin

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