New bands (Success, Drakulas) and new records in 2015!
2015 is almost upon us and we better start letting you guys know what the plan is! First off, joining the Red Scare family will be Success from Seattle. Thing is, these lads are originally from the very same hilarious cowtown that I (Toby) was born and raised in: Enumclaw, Washington. We’ve been hearing good things about Success for years as they have become a real mainstay in the Northwest punk scene, so after finally seeing them play a couple shows we realized that we need to work with these guys. Before you know it, we hooked the band up with producer Steve Rizun (Flatliners, Junior Battles) and they cranked out their Red Scare debut, Radio Recovery. Should be out by Spring and they’re already confirmed to play Pouzza Fest and Punk Rock Bowling.
Also coming out sometime next year will be our first ever release with a band from… TEXAS. I know, right?! I don’t see any horns on YOUR head. We’re talking about a 4-song EP from Austin rockers, THE DRAKULAS. Word, right? The Drax boast a member of Rise Against and a couple dudes from Riverboat Gamblers, including the bloodiest wildman in the whole Twitterverse, Mike Wiebe. If you know anything about these guys, you know it will be awesome. It sounds like garage-y Texas punk rock, but with good production and fierce melodies. This may be a little different than what you expect from Red Scare, but it won’t kill you nerds to hear something new either! Actually, we can’t promise Drakulas won’t kill you…
In regards to upcoming releases, as you know we have The Brokedowns Life Is A Breeze out now, then on January 20th we’ll have Derek Grant’s solo debut, Breakdown. Nothington is currently banging out a new LP in SF, and Elway will be recording their next record out in their home of Colorado. O’er yon across the Atlantic, our noble poet knight, Sam Russo, will be crafting his Red Scare follow-up in between odd jobs like gutting abandoned homes and stacking bags of manure. We’re also doing the digital-only release for The First Four Seasons on December 16th with our old pals and baseball punks, The Isotopes. Whew, still there?! While we’re at it, we may as well mention that Direct Hit! and The Falcon are writing new records, and we may end up with those assholes too.
So yeah, LOTS of stuff. If you want more frequent updates and hijinx (and YOU DO), follow us on Twitter and “like” us on Facebook. Now, we shall leave you with an image of Success, Enumclaw’s favorite sons…
Schedule for Red Scare 10-Year Weekend!
Okay, first off, all this shit is subject to change. Why? Because that’s how rock ‘n’ roll works. All these band people are maniacs, so we fully expect to be adding or subtracting a band or two. As of now (fingers crossed) this is how it’s looking…
Friday, October 24th @ Gman Tavern
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Saturday, October 25th @ Metro
Doors open at 3:00 pm
The Brokedowns 4:25-4:55
Direct Hit! 5:45-6:15
The Holy Mess 6:25-6:55
Brendan Kelly and the Wandering Birds 7:05-7:35
Teenage Bottlerocket 7:45-8:15
The Sidekicks 8:25-8:55
Enemy You 9:05-9:35
Masked Intruder 9:45-10:15
The Methadones 10:25-10:55
The Lillingtons 11:05-11:45
The Falcon 11:55-?
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Sunday, October 26th @ Gman Tavern
Brendan Kelly (solo)
Cobra Skulls (acoustic)
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Another thing we wanna add is that we will be doing giveaways for people who are there at the start of the Metro show. Some folks are gonna win VIP tickets which will include a table and chairs in the balcony. You will have a waiter/waitress taking your drink order. COME ON! In addition to the VIP seats, we’ll also be giving away some Red Scare relics to the early birds. Cool, right?
Copyrights + 10-Year Comp = Summer Jams!
Seems like 2014 was THE YEAR OF THE COPYRIGHTS. They did an EP on Fat, a couple tours with The Lawrence Arms, a Summer tour with 7Seconds, and even a Euro run. But now their new firework-themed full-length, Report, has arrived and it’s getting some big-time press and some 5-star reviews. Fuck yeah, says we. Be sure and check out the new album and support these downstate droogs. And don’t forget: it’s fireworks plus punk. If you’re gonna blow your fingers off or launch a bottle rocket outta your ass crack, this is your soundtrack.
Up next will be something that we’ve been working on in secret for over a year. Not a hokey “surprise album” like those hacks Timberlake or Beyonce, OH NO, this is like the Manhattan Project meets Flex Your Head meets… Ummm, SURPRISE, guys! It’s called Red Scare Industries: 10 Years Of Your Dumb Bullshit and Punknews posted a buncha info about the compilation. There’s 17 new songs from all your favorite Red Scare buds and you can hear it in September. Vinyl should be ready in time for our big ol’ 10-year bday bash on October 25th in Chicago. This thing took a lot of patience to put together, but we know you’re gonna love it. If you don’t, I fucking quit. Seriously. Okay, just kidding!
And yo, for our next news update we should have some new bands to announce. Far fucking out, man.