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Ohhhhhh snap. A new release from Forge Again Records. Two in one year? Wow, make that THREE because we have another one coming in the fall. Be nice about this one though, dudes, since I am also IN this band. Details below! Any questions? Shoot! ENGINES is a five piece noisy indie/punk rock band from Chicago. Originally conceived as a solo project for Philadelphia-based songwriter Craig Woods (TOWERS, ELDER, PETER AND CRAIG, TWO PIECE FEST) under the moniker HOT BAGELS, Woods moved to Chicago in 2014 and soon recruited fellow east coast transplants Lee Zickwolf (RIBBONHEAD, COSTANZA) and Jeff Twietmeyer (ALMOST ARGYLE) and Chicago native Justin Wexler (STILLWELL, FORGE AGAIN RECORDS) as permanent fixtures of the band. After two years of performing and writing as a four piece, they decided to add a full-time vocalist to the mix. Emily Jancetic (HOLY ROMAN EMPIRE, LONGDISTANCERUNNER), once lovingly described as the "Kelly Clarkson of post-hardcore" by All Music Guide, joined in 2016. And thus ENGINES was born. ENGINES plays a brand of indie/punk rock that is is loud but not lacking in dynamics. Noisy, but beautiful, Chaotic, but calm. Dissonant, yet melodic. Obsolete is the complete expression of all of these elements spread out over twelve songs that stand alone but also flow into one another over the course of thirty-six minutes. Recorded and mixed by Neil Strauch at Shirk Studios (with additional recordings by Pete Grossman and Andy Nelson at Bricktop as well as Craig Woods at Kildare and his home). Mastered by Carl Saff, with amazing artwork by Shawn Knight. This is a split release between Forge Again Records, Be Happy Records, Middle Man Records, Killer Tofu Records, and 4UBRO Records. First press LP is limited to 280 copies on mixed random colored vinyl and 20 Wax Mage copies TBD. Wax Mage copies are super limited and as of writing this, there are only 3 available to the public right now (2 sold already, band, labels, and crucial industry insiders are probably snagging the other 15). Pre-orders will begin shipping in early August. I of course prefer you pre-order it from Forge Again, but whatever, get it any way you can. All the labels are slinging copies. Stream some of the tracks now and pre-order here: http://forgeagainrecords.bandcamp/com/album/obsolete Upcoming ENGINES shows: 08.05 Chicago, IL @ Quenchers 08.12 Chicago, IL @ Secret Record Release BBQ Early Show (in Logan, near Township, but if you really want the address hit me up - BYO stuff to BBQ, booze, show is FREE) 08.17 Cleveland, OH @ Now That's Class (tentative) 08.18 Philadelphia, PA @ The Pharmacy 08.19 Richmond, VA @ TBD 08.20 South Bend, IN @ TBD
Because we like throwing money away, we're putting out a limited to 20 hi-fi-stereo 12" lathe cut of a non-active band's non-active side project. That's right, the sophomore album from Chicago's PINK GUYS is out TODAY on all of your favorite streaming services. We started recording this in 2014 and finally finished it in 2018. Better late than never, right? Anyhow, you can pre-order the lathe cut NOW. It's gonna be a one-sided clear 12" that will sound and look fantastic. Full color art. Full lyrics and root chords in the liner notes so you can play along. Limited to just 20 copies and selling for less than you can buy a run of the mill 12" at your local record store (or hell, even from most record labels these days). No, we are not related to that PINK GUY who gets all the hits on YouTube. And we were around first, so fuck that guy. This is a pop/punk side project from members of Pink Eyes, Engines, Towers, Stillwell, Peter and Craig, etc. etc. Not some dude in a pink suit. 13 songs in 19 minutes. Songs about our cats, our practice space circa 2014, our pure hatred of tonic water (we had a song about how much we love seltzer on our first album), our friends, a nude painting we found in the garbage, etc. If you like pop, punk, or pop punk, maybe you'll like it? I dunno. Stream/buy here (or find it on Spotify, YouTube, etc. etc.): https://forgeagainrecords.bandcamp.com/album/1471 OR https://pinkguys.bandcamp.com/album/1471
For anybody into dumb limited releases that are cool but don't sound great (aka people who buy lathes), check out these ones that we just cooked up over at Forge Again Records. Stream/buy them both NOW at http://forgeagainrecords.bandcamp.com PINK GUYS - 2343 10" clear lathe - 12 songs, 19 minutes of pop punk goodness. limited to 27 copies with full color foldover sleeves, full lyrics and chords on the inside so you can play along. Includes nice high quality stereo download to go with your mono mosher hunk of plastic. Gotta take a better picture of this, but just imagine a 10" record on clear vinyl with full color labels that look like the cover. PINK GUYS "GIMME SELTZER" B/W" "HOLD THE TONIC" 5" clear square lathe - 2 songs, our hit single "Gimme Seltzer" on the A-side with a sneak peek at our next album 1471 with "Hold the Tonic" on the B-side. This comes in hand-made seltzer box packaging (we drank the seltzer at practice, and then some. Let's just say we could have pressed more than 26 of these). This guy is FREE if you see us in person or included for free if you buy the 10". Download is free too!
PINK GUYS are a DIY punk band from Chicago that started in the year 2014 as a side project to their other more famous punk band while their guitarist dug up dinosaur skeletons and Jesus scrolls in Peru. This supergroup trio plays short melodic catchy punk songs and drink a whole hell of a lot of seltzer. Potential fans would include people who are nostalgic about their not so joyous 1990's memories and 30 something year old, pop punk, heart throb, jaded, sad, unhip, losers. Come be friends with the guys, or just sit back and think about all But please listen, be a Pink Guy with the PINK GUYS. the debut 12 song full length cassette titled "2342" will be available in August as a split cassette release from Be Happy Records and Cold Slither Tapes. Stream/DL/purchase here: https://pinkguys.bandcamp.com/album/2343 Tapes will be ready this weekend. Gotta screen the shells still. Also, come see us play live! https://www.facebook.com/events/333305016846737/ Not vinyl, but if someone wants to put it out, holler at us!