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by Andrew Sacher

Year of Glad
Year of Glad

NONA were one of the more promising bands doing the whole indie rock-leaning pop punk thing, so it was kind of a bummer when they broke up shortly after the release of their debut album. The good news though, is that singer Mimi Gallagher already has a new band, Year of Glad, and today they're streaming their self-titled debut EP. She co-fronts with the band with Chris Diehm of emo revival OGs 1994!, who's also currently fronting Quit and playing guitar in Thin Lips. The lineup's filled out by Mike Harping of Good Luck and Mike Bell of Mike Bell & the Movies, who featured Mimi on a song earlier this year. If you're familiar with any or all of those bands, you pretty much know what to expect from Year of Glad. And if you're not but you like '90s indie rock and punk, this could be right up your alley. The EP comes out next week (6/9) via Lame-O Records and can be streamed below (via Stereogum).

Year of Glad's only upcoming show at the moment is in West Chester, PA on Saturday (6/6) with Marge and others. Let's hope they play NYC soon too.

In related news, now that NONA is over, drummer Pat Ware is back full time with Spraynard, whose new album Mable comes out July 10 via Jade Tree. They just dropped the new single off that, "Applebee's Bar," which you can hear below. Spraynard recently announced a tour with Jeff Rosenstock, Dan Andriano, Pet Symmetry and High Dive, though they aren't billed for the NYC show happening July 31 at the Marlin Room at Webster Hall (tickets).

However, Spraynard have some smaller headlining shows to celebrate the new album with support from Dogs On Acid (ex-Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing), and that run does include NYC. They play here on July 16 at Shea Stadium. Tickets for that one are on sale now. All dates are listed below.

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We were just talking about The Julie Ruin's tour, which includes a sold-out NYC show with Brooklyn/Philly lo-fi pop punks Swearin' on September 3 at Bowery Ballroom. If you missed out on getting tickets for that, but still want to see Swearin' (and in a smaller, more graffitied venue), you're in luck because you can catch them the next day (9/4) at 285 Kent with Shellshag and Honey (ex-Psychic Ills). Tickets for that show are on sale now.

You can also catch Swearin' twice this week. First (if you RSVPed) at House of Vans on Thursday (8/15) with Kid Dynamite (last US show), Joyce Manor, and Red Hare.

Then, on Saturday (8/17) at Silent Barn, Swearin' will take part in the Salinas Records tenth anniversary which also includes singer Allison Crutchfield's previous band PS Eliot (which she drums in and her twin sister, Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield, sings), The Measure [sa], The Ambulars, All Dogs, Radiator Hospital, Little Lungs and more.

In other news, Swearin' recently announced on Facebook that they finished tracking songs for their upcoming second album. Stay tuned for more on that.

Meanwhile, stream their 2012 LP, along with their updated list of tour dates, below...

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by Andrew Sacher


This Saturday (8/17) at Silent Barn, Salinas Records will throw a tenth anniversary party, which is being dubbed "Punk Is Important." Brooklyn/Philly lo-fi pop punks Swearin' and related band Radiator Hospital (fronted by Waxahatchee collaborator Sam Cook-Parrott) are playing, as are Ginger Alford (of Good Luck), Little Lungs (whose Angie Boylan is now in Aye Nako), the now-defunct PS Eliot (whose lineup includes Swearin's Alison Crutchfield on drums and her twin sister, Waxahatchee's Katie Crutchfield, on vocals), the now-defunct (but don't call it a reunion) The Measure [sa] (whose members are now in Pity Party, Worriers, and other bands), the now-defunct North Lincoln (who currently have a member in Wormburner), North Lincoln's also broken-up pals The Gibbons, The Ambulars, The State Lottery, Delay, and All Dogs. Flyer below.

Swearin' also have a bunch of other shows.

If you haven't heard The Ambulars' late 2012 LP, Dreamers Asleep At The Wheel, it's a similar kind of raw pop punk to Swearin' or Radiator Hospital, and should appeal to fans of those bands. Ohio's All Dogs' half of their new split with Slouch is in that realm too (to give you an idea, there's a Muffs cover on it), and that one's also pretty great. (They also have a new 7" on the way.) Stream both of those releases below.

In related news, Salinas Records recently announced they'd be releasing a Guided by Voices tribute with covers by Swearin', Waxahatchee, Screaming Females, and Upset. It's supposed to be out in time for the Screaming Females, Waxahatchee, Tenement tour, which hits NYC on 9/14 at MHOW and 9/16 at Bowery Ballroom. The latter also includes Aye Nako. Tickets for both are still available.

Song streams and Salinas anniversary flyer, below...

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The Fest 11

The Fest is back for round 11 (!) adding bands from across the spectrum of punk rock for the multi-day Gainesville, Florida extravaganza. The Fest announced its initial lineup earlier this month but has doubled that number, bringing the total tally to a whopping 217, and there are more to go! The lineup includes Lagwagon, Naked Raygun, Baroness, Red Fang, Off with Their Heads, Torche, Valient Thorr, 7 Seconds, F.Y.P., Braid, Titus Andronicus, Toys That Kill, Underground Railroad to Candyland, Frank Turner and many more (see below). Tickets are now on sale (and sold out quick last year).

Full lineup is below, expect to see some surprises at The Fest as well; Sleepytime Trio reunited there last year.

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