Celtic-Punk band The Rumjacks have recently announcing a spring tour on the heels of their third LP, Sleeping’ Rough. The tour beings tomorrow (March 4) with a headlining slot at San Diego’s Get Shamrocked Festival and also includes a stop at SXSW before concluding in Rochester, NY on April 15th. At their heart, The Rumjacks are a live band, whipping crowds into a frenzy with their mix of traditional sounds and punk flare. “Its like growing up with a tear in your eye and a storm brewing in your heart..” said Frankie McLaughlin. “We were raised on the Scottish & Irish music in our parents record collection, before colliding head-on with Punk Rock as we grew older and thought we knew everything.”
For complete tour dates, check out the band’s web-site and check out a live version of “A Fistful O’ Roses” from last year in Poland below.
Austin rock outfit The Cuckoos recently released their latest song “Get It On” reminiscent of ’60s garage-rock and psychedelia. The fuzzy, atmospheric track is anchored by a moody organ and lead singer Kenneth Frost’s Jim Morrison-esque growl. “Get It On” isn’t a mere throwback, but rather updates an old sound and reminds you why that particular style was exciting in the first place.
Their self-titled EP will be released on April 14th. For more information on The Cuckoos check out their Facebook and Twitter and take a listen to “Get It On” below.
Psychedelic outfit Strange Lot recently released the first track,”Have It Your Way” from their forthcoming album Gods and Clods due out this Friday (March 3rd.) The laid-back track begins with a soft bass intro, before sliding into a relaxed and hazy groove. With hints of Tame Impala and My Morning Jacket’s softer explorations, “Have It Your Way” sounds right at home as Winter transitions into the upcoming Spring.
For more info on Strange Lot check them out on Twitter and Facebook.