It’s time for our annual Winter residency at the Empty Bottle in Chicago! 5 years running this is one of our favorite traditions!
Got a bunch of nice press this year. Thought we’d look back on some kind words…
“For years, Chicago-based musician Al Scorch has been the living embodiment of how punk’s spirit has crossed over into other genres of music.”
“Chicago singer/songwriter Al Scorch has a sound influenced by old timey country and bluegrass but also raw driving punk. It sometimes sounds like a more bluegrass version of Neutral Milk Hotel.”
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Hope everyone had fun on the bike tour! Hope to do it again soon. Biking is one of the best ways to keep cities clean and to be environmentally friendly. Check out this article on it here.
“Circle Round The Signs is a fun, deeply alive folk punk album that could easily pass in instrumentation and spirit for the bluegrass and country folk on The Anthology of American Folk Music a la “I Wish I Was A Mole In The Ground” and any Alan Lomax compilations. The accordion, fiddle, guitar, and banjo arrangements here are in exactly that kind of fast, rhythmic style that connects punk, honky tonk, and folk in a tradition of crowd-pleasing ecstatic joy. ”
–Read the whole article here on Punk News.
Cover art by the immensely talented native Chicagoan Damarak the Destroyer!
Can’t wait till May13th to hear Circle Round The Signs? A.V. Club has the entire album streaming on their website.
Now that you love it pre-order your own copy in the store
Come ride bikes with us next Saturday! Al Scorch’s Record Store Bicycle Tour! Saturday May 14th Al will be leading a free bicycle tour to five amazing Chicago record stores for five special in-store performances. Ride along to all of them or pick a show in your neighborhood to celebrate the release of ‘Circle Round the Signs!’
1:30 Recklessrecords (Broadway),
4:30 Bucket o Blood
6:00 Logan Hardware (with BBQ!)
Bring your bikes, your friends, your ears, and your party pants.