Totally Slow Debuts New single, ‘Dead Skater,’ Companion Video; Fest 19 Performance Planned

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Independent punk rock band Totally Slow premiered the video for its latest single this week.

The band debuted the video for its new single, ‘Dead Skater’ Tuesday. The song — which is available to stream and download through Spotify and Apple Music — and its video are the second from the band’s forthcoming album, Casual Drag, which is scheduled for release June 4 through Refresh Records. The band premiered the album’s lead single, ‘Found Factions’ and its video last month.

The video for ‘Dead Skater’ is a black and white presentation that features the band performing its new single in a studio setting. Various fade effects are used in regards to its visuals to help make the presentation interesting.

The musical arrangement featured in ‘Dead Skater’ is a high-energy composition that will appeal to most punk purists. The driving, guitar-centered composition will appeal to fans of bands, such as Jawbox, Hot Snakes, and Adolescents through its overall presentation. The lyrical content featured in the song is something of an existential theme according to front man Scott Hicks.

Hicks talked about the song’s lyrical theme during a recent interview with No Echo.

“‘Dead Skater’ was a name I tossed onto a riff demo and then found myself writing lyrics around because I liked the way it hit,” said Hicks. “Beating myself up for complaining when everything’s ok, and wondering if I’ll look back and keep hating myself about it when my time’s up.

In other news, Totally Slow is scheduled to take part in the Fest 19 concert festival in October. The festival is scheduled to take place Oct. 21-31. Among some of the other bands schedule to perform at the festival are acts, such as Hot Water Music, Teenage Bottlerocket, and A Wilhelm Scream.

More information on Totally Slow’s new single and album is available along with all of the band’s latest news at https://www.facebook.com/TotallySlow.

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Less Than Jake Guitarist Chris DeMakes Welcomes Chuck Ragan On Latest Podcast Episode

This week’s episode of Chris DeMakes’ podacast Chris DeMakes A Podcast features punk legend and equally famed folk singer Chuck Ragan.

Ragan discusses Hot Water Music’s song ‘Remedy’ in this week’s episode. The song focuses on Ragan’s experiences during his upbringing. The song is feature in Hot Water Music’s 2002 album Caution. The album was released through Epitaph Records.

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Ragan said in part about the song during his interview, “I grew up in a great home, two wonderful loving parents, but at the same time they were very conservative. A Southern Baptist household and I was a punk rocker. That’s pretty much that story.” 

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Teenage Bottlerocket Premieres New Video, Announces New Tour Dates

Courtesy:  Rise Records

Courtesy: Rise Records

Punk rock band Teenage Bottlerocket premiered the video for its latest single ‘They Call Me Steve’ this week. The video can be viewed online right now via the band’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqLAkjRyiJU. It boasts an old school computer generated look that will have audiences laughing just as hard as its nonsensical lyrics. The song is taken from TBR’s latest upcoming album–its eighth full length studio effort–Tales From Wyoming.

Courtesy:  Rise Records

Courtesy: Rise Records

Along with the debut of its new video, Teenage Bottlerocket also announced this week a new slate of headlining tour dates that kicks off May 29th and runs through June 24th. The Copyrights will open for TBR on a handful of dates with Pears coming on board as a supporting act from March 31st to April 10th. Currently, Teenage Bottlerocket is on tour alongside fellow punk rock bands Pennywise and A Wilhelm Scream. That tour includes a performance at the Drunk Horse Pub in Asheville, NC on March 31st. The band’s current tour schedule is listed in full below:

Tour Dates:

(Through March 30 w/ Pennywise and A Wilhelm Scream)

Mar 19 Metro Chicago, IL

Mar 20 St Andrews Hall Detroit, MI

Mar 21 Danforth Music Hall Toronto, Canada

Mar 22 Now That’s Class Cleveland, OH

Mar 24 Middle East Downstairs Cambridge, MA

Mar 25 Bogie’s Albany, NY

Mar 26 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ

Mar 27 Irving Plaza New York, NY

Mar 28 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA

Mar 29 The Filmore Silver Spring, MD

Mar 30 PEABODYS Virginia Beach, VA

(Headline Dates w/ Pears)

Mar 31 Drunk Horse Pub @Mickey’s Fayetteville, NC

Apr 01 Loosey’s Gainesville, FL

Apr 02 Local 662 St Petersburg, FL

Apr 03 Respectable Street West Palm Beach, FL

Apr 04 Will’s Pub Orlando, FL

Apr 05 Syndicate Lounge Birmingham, AL

Apr 06 Exit/In Nashville, TN

Apr 07 The Demo St Louis, MO

Apr 08 RECORD BAR Kansas City, MO

Apr 09 Triple Nickle Colorado Springs, CO

Apr 10 Aggie Theater Fort Collins, CO

European Dates

Apr 24 Club Vaudeville Lindau, Germany

Apr 25 Loudfest at Komplex Zurich, Switzerland

Apr 26 Honky Tonky Milan, Italy

Apr 27 Warmaudio Lyon, France

Apr 28 Batofar Paris, France

Apr 29 Ekko Wieldrecht, Netherlands

Apr 30 Uncle M Festival 2015 Munster, Germany

May 01 Tube Düsseldorf, Germany

May 02 Groezrock Meerhout, Belgium

May 03 Iduna Drachten, Netherlands

May 04 Lux Hannover, Germany

May 05 Beta Copenhagen, Denmark

May 06 Pirate Satellite Festival Hamburg, Germany

May 07 Pirate Satellite Festival Berlin, Germany

May 08 Pirate Satellite Festival Wiesbaden, Germany

May 09 Pirate Satellite Festival Stuttgart, Germany

May 10 Pirate Satellite Festival Munich, Germany

May 15 Pouzza Fest 2015 Montreal, Canada

(New Headline Dates w/ The Copyrights)

May 29 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock

May 30 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

May 31 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

Jun 2 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill

Jun 3 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globas

Jun 4 Orangevale, CA – Ace of Spades

Jun 5 Portland, OR – Analog Cafe

Jun 6 Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Jun 7 Vancouver, WA – Venue

Jun 9. Edmonton, AB – The Pawn Shop

Jun 10 Calgary, AN – Ship and Anchor

Jun 11 Regina, SK – McNallys Tavern

Jun 12 Saskatoon, SK – Amigo’s Cantina

Jun 13 Winnipeg, MB – The WIndsor Hotel

Jun 15 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club

Jun 16 Milwaukee, WI

Jun 17 Oklahoma, OK – The Conservatory

Jun 19 Dallas, TX – Three Links

Jun 20 Austin, TX – Red Seven (Inside)

Jun 21 Corpus Christi, TX – House Of Rock

Tales From Wyoming will be available Tuesday, March 31st via Rise Records. It was recorded by Bill Stevenson (Rise Against, Descendants, Alkaline Trio, Hot Water Music) and can be pre-ordered online now via MerchNow and iTunes. More information on Tales From Wyoming is available online along with all of the latest news and tour updates from the band at:

Website: http://www.teenagebottlerocket.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/teenagebottlerocketofficial

Twitter: http://twitter.com/teenbottlerock

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