06.16 · Dayton, OH – South Park Tavern
06.17 · Memphis, TN – The Buccaneer
06.18 · Raleigh, NC – Slims
06.30 · Pittsburgh, PA – Gooski’s
07.01 · Chicago, IL – Memories Bar
07.02 · Hamtramck, MI – The Belmont
07.03 · Philadelphia, PA – The Fire
07.30 · Passaic, NJ – The Loop
Neal Agneta wrote in The Big Takeover of the band’s 2008 self-release Linden Calling, “…pummelling, heavy- duty power-pop prodigiously informed by The Descendents/ALL, and more acutely, the phenomenal ‘90s era bands that ‘descended’ from them, like Armchair Macourtian, Pollen, and Game Face. A zillion times over more smarter and more sincere than the latest batch of ersatz flakes hogging the limelight.” Clever lyrics peppered with references to hometown haunts, and a healthy dose of self deprecation are “the type of blue-collar pop and punk-influenced rock-and-roll that drives parties all over the country (well, the good parties at least),” noted Stephen Carradini for independentclauses.com. New songs like “St. Cloud,” with its irresistible sonic surge, keep the party going with more than just a geographical nod to The Replacements and Husker Du. “Bish Dub” riffs on the band’s 2005 release “Ode To Bush,” deftly channeling Bad Brains and Clash-era dub.
Stuyvesant’s creds read like a who’s-who of college rock. Ralph, formerly of Footstone, went to high school with J. Colangelo (American Standard, Underdog, Murphy’s Law), Matt Sweeney (Chavez), and Ted Leo. Sean was a founding member and singer of Friends, Romans, Countrymen who taught himself guitar when their original guitarist quit. FRC notably played with Pavement, Sunny Day Real Estate, Doughboys, and Dead Milkmen. Brian Musikoff played in FRC with Sean back in the day, and is a noted cartoonist, having designed animation for greats such as Scharpling & Wurster, Patton Oswalt, Brian Posehn, and Andy Shernoff. Pete Martinez, sole proprietor of Hoboken’s first and only drum shop, The Drum Den, toured extensively with NYC’s Coffin Daggers.
Check out the phenomenal new video for “Duly Noted”, via My Old Kentucky Blog, or click on the image below. Cartoon amps by Pat Moriarity. Animation by John Kuramoto. Editing and compositing by Beel Hamilton. Funny faces and direction by Brian Musikoff