“We really wanted to do something different then we usually do with our videos. We usually take a much more comedic approach but with this one we wanted to make it a bit more serious and tell a little bit of a darker story to drive home the vibe of the song.” – Kait DiBenedetto
“To sum up the concept, “Leeches” is a song about growth and progression towards a better future, a better sense of self no matter the cost. Out with the old and in with the new.”- Tom Kunzman
18th & Addison is an eclectic pop-rock/punk duo consisting of Tom Kunzman and Kait DiBenedetto. Fearlessly blending all of their musical influences from Punk Rock to 80’s New Wave to 90’s alternative and Power Pop, 18th & Addison are creating a style of music to proudly call their own. With their ferociously honest yet poetic lyrical content, unapologetic punch-in-the-gut guitar riffs and powerhouse drumming to drive it all home, they are proving that they are here to stay.
The duo has been releasing music since late 2014 and has produced two EPs and a full-length album independently amidst booking their own regional tours and shows in support of each one.
7/27 – Rock The River – Toms River, NJ
8/24 – Shakers Pub – Oakdale, NY
9/6 The Brighton Bar- Long Branch, NJ (record release show)
Dennis Jagard: songwriter, lead vocal, rhythm guitars;
Scott Hallquist: lead guitars, backing vox, songwriting;
Richie Petrillo: bass, backing vox;
Guillaume Fortin: drums and backing vox
SoCal veteran punk rockers Ten Foot Pole are back with a brand new album entitled “Escalating Quickly”, released on May 10th, 2019 on Thousand Islands Records, Disconnect Disconnect Records(UK), Morning Wood Records (Europe) and Pee Records, Australia.
Escalating Quickly is produced Ryan Greene….. anxious to showcase his skills beyond the iconic 90’s albums he produced (NOFX, Lagwagon, and No Use for a Name, etc.), was going for “The Bohemian Rhapsody of 90’s punk,” adding layers of ear candy and outlandish special guest shredding to the solid new TFP songs.
Ten Foot Pole is pleased to announce their first video featuring the track “Everything Dies” of their album “Excalating Quickly” (live footage from Red Bridge Fest, June 7, 2019 Pont-Rouge, QC) Video production by David Hamel of POPR Media.
Everything Dies: A fun, bouncy, sing-a-long celebration of impending doom. Love, life and even puppies are not safe in this reminder that there is no happily ever after—but maybe that thought can help us let go of our worries and enjoy the moment.
Hard touring band THE RUN UP (Bristol, UK) have announced that their new record will be released in time for their US tour following their popular ‘Good Friends, Bad Luck’ EP which was released in November 2018.
The melodic punks have spent much of the last two years playing across Europe, crafting a name for themselves as one of the most exciting bands in the punk rock scene right now.
There is a plethora of labels releasing the record “It’s amazing to have so many rad labels and people involved with releasing our new record, we are truly honored” says Daniel, bassist. “We 10 long days in York recording with Dave Boothroyd at Reel Recording Studios and it was an amazing experience. Dave is a champion and has became a good friend through the experience. He pushed us and helped the record turn out to be what it is, our best yet by a long way.”
“We spoke to lots of labels, including some huge ones; we listened to our friends and took on all the advice we could. We needed to feel comfortable with how the release was going to be and we are so stoked with the labels involved. Real Ghost Records in the UK, Gunner Records in Europe and our new friends La Escalera Records (CA), Swamp Cabbage (FL), Money Pit Music (GA), Get Party (Canada) and &Vinyl (TN) in North America have all been a dream to work with. All amazing people who we are eternally grateful for for putting their belief in us.”
The official relese date is 3rd October with the band hitting the US for a month-long tour and then head back tour Europe to conitue party with a further 3 weeks of touring.
Stay tuned for more info, singles and videos!
The Run Up Socials:
CJ Ramone, former bass player for the legendary Ramones, built up a cool solo music discography delivering melodic and catchy punkrock. He recently announced that this Europan tour is going to be his last, so it was about time that our sister Irina went to Gala Hala, Ljubljana, Slovenia, to catch up his gig. DeeCracks punkrock band from Austria were playing as a support. Here is the photo report!