Entries tagged with: Treasure Fleet
by Andrew Sacher
photo: Iron Chic at Europa in 2012 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Though the Gin Blossoms now often find themselves on the kinds of '90s nostalgia tours that we kinda wish stayed in the '90s (like with Sugar Ray), it's no secret that like the Goo Goo Dolls, the Gin Blossoms have influenced a handful of quality modern punk and indie rock bands too. Cheap Girls were never shy about their Gin Blossoms influences, and Iron Chic reference the band too. So it's pretty cool to hear that Iron Chic and fellow Long Island punk band Timeshares (whose killer new record drops this week) are opening for the Gin Blossoms in their hometown on July 10 at The Paramount. Tickets are on sale.
Iron Chic have other dates, including the Long Island stop of Treasure Fleet's tour and a tour with Spraynard leading up to NJ's Skate & Surf festival in May. Timeshares do too, including two other shows in the area. One is an album release in-store at West Babylon, NY's Looney Tunes on Tuesday (4/28), and the other is the The Movielife's NJ festival in June. Other Gin Blossoms dates here.
Stream Timeshares' new album, a track from Iron Chic's last LP, and Gin Blossoms' videos for hits "Hey Jealousy" and "Til I Hear It From You," below...
photo: Treasure Fleet in Chicago in 2013 (more by Lindsey Best)
Punk-meets-psych-pop supergroup Treasure Fleet (mems of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and Smoking Popes) are heading out on a two-week US tour this May. It begins with two hometown Chicago shows, hits the NYC-area three times, and ends back in Chicago for Do Division Fest.
The NYC shows happen on
May 22 at Cake Shop and a Sunday matinee on May 24 at Saint Vitus, and there's also a TBA Long Island show (5/23) right in between. Other bands and more info on the Cake Shop show TBA, but the Vitus show will have them joined by local DIY vets Shellshag, melodic punks Big Eyes, and Past Life. Tickets are on sale for that one. List of all dates and the tour flyer, below.
UPDATE: The May 22 NYC show is actually at Mercury Lounge, not Cake Shop as originally announced, and The Shackletons and Concreatures open. Tickets go on sale 5/1 at noon with an AmEx presale starting 4/29 at noon.
UPDATE 2: The Long Island show happens May 23 at Mr. Beery's with Iron Chic, The Fad, Broadcaster and Vape. That's $8 at the door.
Big Eyes also just played their first of two BV-curated Red Bull Sound Select shows with The Menzingers at NJ's Court Tavern on Saturday (4/11). More on that soon. The second one happens Tuesday (4/14) at Baby's All Right in Brooklyn, with Crazy & the Brains also on the bill and BV's Andrew Sacher DJing between sets. Admission is $3 with RSVP, $10 without. Get there early.
Treasure Fleet dates and a couple song streams below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Katie Hovland
Treasure Fleet, the Chicago band featuring members of The Arrivals, The Lawrence Arms and The Smoking Popes who put their punk spin on '60s mod/psych pop, will release the followup to 2012's Future Ways this year. It's called The Sun Machine and is due on February 10 via Recess Records (pre-order). Its new single "Max Consumption" is most likely named after The Kinks' "Maximum Consumption" (and it quotes some of its lyrics, as well as quoting Harry Nilsson's "Coconut" and Queens of the Stone Age's "Feel Good Hit of the Summer"), but it sounds more like a punked up take on The Village Green Preservation Society. That song premieres in this post and can be listened to below.
The album also functions as the soundtrack to their sci-fi film of the same name, which premiered at London's Raindance Film Festival last year. The film trailer (aka the music video for another track, "The View from Mt Olympus"), also below...
Paint It Black in Philly in 2013 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
We mentioned earlier today that the reunited Mineral would be playing Gainesville, FL multi-venue punk festival The Fest (10/31 - 11/2), and since then even more artists have been announced. Those include Paint It Black, Iron Chic, Treasure Fleet, The City on Film (full band), Sundials, Hard Girls, American Sharks, Glocca Morra, Adventures, Creepoid, Football Etc., Old Lines, State Faults, PUP, Toys That Kill and more.
Tickets, including 3-day passes, Pre-Fest passes, and Fest + Pre-Fest 5-day passes, are on sale now.
Full list of lineup additions below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
Treasure Fleet (photo by Katie Hovland)
Treasure Fleet sound like they've been in a time capsule, and I mean that with the utmost respect. The band's sugary-sweet mix of 60's mod pop-psych mixed with a dash of punk rock seems almost as if it has forgone any influence from bands in the past thirty years to craft their debut for Recess Records. Comprised of members of The Arrivals, Lawrence Arms, Smoking Popes and Sass Dragons, the band's latest LP Future Ways is due on 11/30 and you can stream it in full for the first time below. Order yours at the label, reccommended.
So far no NYC shows scheduled for TF, but the Chicago band has a couple scheduled in their native Midwest. Check out a list of tour dates, that stream and a video below.
by Andrew Sacher
LA band Joyce Manor, who we just mentioned are playing Generation Records on Record Store Day, released their sophomore LP, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, this week (4/17) via Asian Man Records and kicked off a tour with folk punk outfit Andrew Jackson Jihad and Treasure Fleet the same day. That tour comes to NYC on Friday (4/20) at Knitting Factory for two shows. The early show is already sold out but tickets for the late show are still available, and the Saturday RSD show is free. After that tour ends, Joyce Manor will do a quick west coast run with Touche Amore before playing Chaos in Tejas. All dates are listed below.
Like we saw Cloud Nothings do earlier this year, Joyce Manor are blurring the lines between '90s emo and indie rock on both this year's Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired and their 2011 self titled debut. The band approaches Jawbreaker-like emo with an Archers of Loaf styled lo-fi delivery and production. Only two songs on the 9-song album break the two-minute mark (the whole thing is just above 13 minutes) eschewing the time-wasting embellishments that have come to accompany "emo" as the word grew more and more dreadful. Instead, we're given quick blasts of catchy, stripped down, no-frills punk, or dare I say, pop punk. Stream the new album in full at Spinner and stream the track, "Violent Inside," below. The album artwork and tracklist are also below.