Welsh rock quartet Attack! Attack! U.K. will be releasing their new album, The Latest Fashion, in the U.S. via Rock Ridge Music on June 21. Attack! Attack! UK delivers blistering modern rock tunes that seem engineered to sear themselves right into your brain. The Latest Fashion was recorded in Cardiff, Wales, in the summer of 2010 with acclaimed producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motörhead, Funeral For A Friend, Bullet For My Valentine) and follows the band’s 2008 self-titled debut.
Day Is The New Night is the third album by Moonlight Towers, a band from Austin that takes its name from the city’s tall vintage streetlights. The guys in Moonlight Towers cherish the three minute pop rock song and hope this third release is the charm. In their own words, they enjoy “writing, recording and playing real rock’n’roll with a hearty pop kick, and being a genuine band. It’s really that simple.”
Although they formed as early as 1994, the novelty pop punk band Bowling For Soup didn’t strike it big until nearly a decade later with their commercial breakthrough A Hangover You Don’t Deserve. Driven by the smash single “1985”, Bowling For Soup made a big splash. The band has released a few more moderately successful records, and they’ve appeared on tons of soundtracks, but a follow up hit as big as “1985” has been elusive.
While the very concept of the “Tribute” album has over the years become quite a scary one, the Beatle Tribute can strike downright terror into the hearts of any who still value their sensibilities, let alone that hitherto-durable 214-song catalog. Yes, as far back as William Shatner’s 1968 stab at “Lucy In The Sky,” John, Paul, George and even Ringo have had their melodic legacies sliced, diced, half-baked, botched and certainly butchered by those both well-meaning and, well, just plain mean. Truth to tell, these days I find it increasingly hard to sit through that Bee Gee/Frampton Sgt. Pepper movie even with tongue deep in-cheek.