Frank Turner Announces New Album 'Tape Deck Heart'

Last year Frank Turner made waves in England and abroad by playing the Olympics pre-show, launching a signature beer, unveiling his hardcore bandMí¶ngí¶l Hí¶rde, and ending the year with a new single called “Four Simple Words.” But just where was the accompanying album?

Enter: Tape Deck Heart. Set for an April 23 release, the album will also have a deluxe edition available.

“There will be two versions – the normal record, and then a special edition with special packaging and an extra six songs.” Turner explained, “I’m pleased as punch with it. Some of you will know some of the songs from us playing them live, but there’s a whole bunch of new stuff on there as well. I hope you like it!”

As successful as 2012 was for Frank Turner, we have a feeling that 2013 isn’t going to be too shabby either. Check out the track listing and artwork after the jump. (more…)

Refused Announce End Of Reunion

That’s right folks. It was fun while it lasted, but the gentlemen in Refused have decided to call it quits again. I guess they just wanted one last taste of the punk rock lifestyle before returning to whatever adult life they live now. According to Pitchfork, the band’s final show will be in their homeland of Umeí¥, Sweden on December 15. Part of the announcement on their facebook page:

“And now it is coming to a close. It’s been kind to us. And that old punkrock golem ‘The shape of punk to come’ has done good. The hatchet is buried, 1998 is not such a terrible memory for us anymore. We’re going home. And we’re doing it in style.”

You can read the rest of the message here. Hopefully some of you got to see Refused this year. Looks like this may be the final goodbye… unless perhaps they decide to give it another go in 2025!

If you like Refused, then you might also like OurStage’s own Throw The Goat.

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It’s always interesting to find out that one of your favorite artists, known for a particular genre, is quite talented in another style of music. Sometimes fans get so used to a person as a specific character fulfilling a familiar role that, at times, it can be a surprise to hear the musician’s alter ego. Often times though, it can be and eye-opening experience, creating crossovers and introducing listeners to a new style of music that they would have otherwise been oblivious to. So, with that in mind, I’d like to acknowledge and pay respect to a few eclectic rockers who have challenged their fanbases with side-projects that are almost polar opposites from their main work. Some you may know, others may surprise you. In the end, you may feel inspired to finally start that pseudo-electronic jazz fusion folk band you’ve been dreaming about for so long. (more…)

Frank Turner's New Hardcore Band Möngöl Hörde Releases Another New Song

British singer-songwriter Frank Turner is fronting a new hardcore band called Mí¶ngí¶l Hí¶rde. They have released a second recording via YouTube called “How The Communists Ruined Christmas.” With a raw, ruthless, “no-shits-given” attitude on these new tracks, the band sounds like a revival of 90s underground hardcore, particularly reminiscent of Refused. In the midst of our constantly changing music industry and the incessant overproduction of rock and roll, Mí¶ngí¶l Hí¶rde might be just what the doctor ordered.

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Folksy Frank Turner Releases Debut Track With New Hardcore Band, Mongol Horde

Earlier this year, English folk/punk singer-songwriter Frank Turner announced that he would be starting a hardcore band. This may have come as a shock to some Frank fans, but to those who remember his post-hardcore band Million Dead, it should be no surprise that the artist is returning to his rugged roots. Even his solo songs are riddled with punk influence and commentary on the hardcore scene. This new side project is called Mongol Horde. Check out their debut song and video “Casual Threats From Weekend Hardmen” below:


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