Bryan McPherson was born and raised in Dorchester, MA, an Irish-Catholic neighborhood of Boston known for its tough demeanor and sometimes narrow world view. He grew up exploring music through Boston's punk rock scene, which often reflected the values fostered by his hometown. When it came time to pursue music of his own, however, Bryan found his own road to walk. While his friends bought second-hand half stacks, he got an acoustic guitar. Dorchester's Street Dogs and Pug Uglies often sing about the trials of growing up in that neighborhood. Bryan's lyrics also reflect his upbringing, but from a broader perspective as he explores his place in this world and the struggles of the human race. Bryan's road brought him to folk music: the music of the people.
On Bryan McPherson’s second album, he finds himself in California continuing the story that started in Boston. In American Boy American Girl, Bryan explores the dark underbelly of the American dream. From factories to farmlands, riots to prisons, mountains to dark city streets, Bryan explores this narrative and spits rage in the face of those who oppress, those who would have us be afraid, those who control for their own selfish means. He paints humanity as one group, with “no creed, no class, no nation.” The songwriting reveals his punk rock foundation through a lens shaped by Dylan and Guthrie. American Boy American Girl displays Bryan's range and talent, and hints at a future of limitless potential.
Bryan McPherson's songs are protest music at its best. He rails against injustice and inequality, and government in any form that would make subjects of its citizens. Fittingly, American Boy American Girl will be released on April 17, 2012: tax day.
The Roadside Bombs debut 7″ brings you firing streetpunk from Santa Rosa Ca. with veterens from the Sonoma County punk scene for the last 2 decades, Featuring ex-members of The Randumbs, The Bodies, The Feelers just to mention a few. This is the shit hands down one of the best to come out of Santa Rosa for a long time!
Workin’ Stiffs – Liquid Courage LP
SF’s contenders to the Street Punk throne, THE STIFFS are back with the follow-up to their debut Dog Tired full-length. Produced by Darius Koski of the SWINGIN’ UTTERS. This is the LP that put TKO on the map!
Has it really been a decade? After a few break ups, a couple hibernation periods along with a few sporadic releases here and there, the Fuhrers of the new wave are finally back with their first full length in l0 years. These twelve brand new unreleased songs, pick up right where domesticviolenceland left off, and are filled to the brim with their patented OC suburbanite beach punk fury. Not much more to say – its SMOGTOWN and the Beach City Butchers are back with a bang!
LP is limited to 650 total copies….150 x Surfwax mailorder editions…..500 x regular…
CD is limited to 500 total copies….99 x CD7 series mailorder editions….401 x regular….
A-side: Ignored news
I wanna fuck my chick in the skate ditch
If we all have guns, we can melt all the love
Penchant for screwing up
Subdivision end product
B-side: Hear nothing see nothing say nothing
Lets string up the new marketers
Waste of breath
Keeping bullets out of the roof of my mouth
1 Rise of the Undead
2 Long Blond Hair
4 Die Zombie Die
5 My Girlfriend
6 Get Away
7 Vampire’s Sorrow
8 Mad Mad Dad
9 Waking Without You
11 Police On My Back
13 I Want U Dead