Led by that charismatic crooner of an international sports enthusiast John Sharkey III (Clockcleaner, Puerto Rico Flowers) and backed by Andrew Mackie Nelson (Ceremony, Paint it Black, Puerto Rico Flowers) and Mike Sneeringer (formerly from Purling Hiss, Puerto Rico Flowers), the Philadelphian super group Dark Blue serve up two fistfuls of velvet lined vitriol for the terrace chanting masses on their debut single for the Jade Tree label. The A Side, Just Another Night With The Boys – an ode to an evening of soccer hooliganism – sonically harkens back to a time in the early 80s when U.K. boot boy bands such as Blitz and Angelic Upstarts shied away from their rough ‘n’ tumble comfort zone to cover Joy Division and Bowie tunes. The flip is a somewhat faithful rendering of ‘Hungry for Love’, the opener from John Cale’s confounding and obscure-as-hell 1984 ‘beach pop’ album Caribbean Sunset. These two tracks recorded by noted Philadelphian producer Jeff Zeigler (Kurt Vile, The War on Drugs, Purling Hiss) are here to whet your appetite for the forthcoming Jade Tree full length. Bon appetit!
Order Just Another Night With The Boys 7″ online
Upcoming Dark Blue Shows:
5/30 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron w/ Lower
5/31 – Cleveland, OH @ The Happy Dog w/ Pleasure Leftists
6/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Doc Martens Shop FREE SHOW
6/27 – Philadelphia, PA @ Space 1026 w/ Rat Fist
7/5 – Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery
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Paint it Black can be pretty elusive these days, but if you’re in the right place at the right time, you might be lucky enough to catch Dr. Dan and crew in their natural habitat. Check out this batch of photos from PIBs recent Noisey show with Hop Along, Night Birds, and Bad Canoes in Brooklyn.
CHECK OUT THESE SICK PHOTOS OF OUR SHOW WITH PAINT IT BLACK, HOP ALONG, NIGHT BIRDS, AND BAD CANOES [Noisey]
Kid Dynamite played their last US shows this past August and a fun time was had by all were lucky enough to be there. And a few of those people were also lucky enough to pick up both Kid Dynamite LPs at the band’s merch table for only $10. For those who weren’t there and never had their own copies of these records, we’re happy to give you another chance to pick them up. Both Kid Dynamite and Shorter, Faster, Louder are now on sale in the Jade Tree store for $10 each. The sale lasts all weekend. Enjoy.
Kid Dynamite (Multi-Cam Full Set) from hate5six on Vimeo.
The LA Weekly has published a thorough list of the “Top 20 Emo Albums” including both Cap’n Jazz and The Promise Ring among some fiends of the label. Take a look:
Top 20 Emo Albums in History: Complete List [LA Weekly]
The Promise Ring Nothing Feels Good
The Promise Ring 30˚ Everywhere
Cap’n Jazz Analphabetapolothology (Includes Shmap’n Shmazz)
Girls Against Boys have announced plans to release their first new material in over a decade (the last of course being You Can’t Fight What You Can’t See on Jade Tree). On September 24, The Ghost List will be released digitally via Epitonic and on LP and CD by the band. Not only that, but GVSB will embark on tour featuring David Yow starting September 10th. Those dates are listed below. For now, check out the new track “60 Is Greater Than 15″ below.
Sept 10 Boston, MA @ Great Scott w Coliseum in support
Sept 11 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w Coliseum in support
Sept 12 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s w Coliseum in support
Sept 13 Washington, DC @ Black Cat (with special guest appearance by David Yow, Black Cat 20th anniversary party w Gray Matter, Ted Leo, and others* )
** ALL ABOVE SEPT DATES : special guest appearance by DAVID YOW)
Dec 01 ATP Cambersands, UK (End of an era curated by ATP and Loop
Dec 03 London, UK @ Electric Ballroom (w/ Superchunk)
Dec 06 Vienna, AT @ Arena
Dec 07 Zagreb, HR @ Mochvara
Dec 08 Prague, CZ @ Lucerna
More dates to be announced*
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