It’s been a week, so here’s what we missed!
Canadian band The Arkells have announced a new album, Rally Cry, accompanied by a single and music video, “People’s Champ”:
The Gaslight Anthem played three shows in Asbury Park at The Stone Pony. Currently their last scheduled shows for the foreseeable future. The AP Yacht Club also had a pop-up sale of old and exclusive merchandise. You can catch up with a lot of that through the Dimestore Saints twitter feed.
One of my all-time favorite albums, Car Wheels On a Gravel Road, turned 20 years old this year, and it’s author, Lucinda Williams, is going to be touring as a celebration. The tour includes a stop in Collingswood, NJ.
Singer-songwriter Jared Hart and Gaslight Anthem drummer Benny Horowitz have joined forces to form a new band, Mercy Union. Their debut album, The Quarry, is set for October 19. Here’s the first song, “Chips and Vics”:
Ruston Kelly has already released four songs from his upcoming debut, Dying Star, and now there’s two more plus a non-album track available for download at NoiseTrade. The album will officially arrive on September 7.
Aston Martin Club 1913 in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA will be hosting Nate Ruess’ first concert in a long time. The former Format and fun. frontman released a solo album, Grand Romantic, in 2015 and took some time off to focus on his daughter.
And finally, here’s a bunch of new country songs:
“The Runaway Dorothy Gale” by Jason Sinkhorn
“Dancing Away With My Heart” by Dillon Carmichael
“Giving Up” by Logan Brill
“Didn’t You Know” by Michigan Rattlers