Some Folks (Limited White Vinyl)
(Street Dogs, Dropkick Murphys)
Pirates Press 097B2-1
Released on October 29, 2013
What would happen if the one of the best and most socially conscious punk bands took a break from the raucous
road to reflect on their lives, reintroduce themselves to their families, and collect their thoughts before writing that
next chapter? Well, for a couple of the STREET DOGS, and their old friend (and original DROPKICK MURPHYS/STREET
DOGS member) Rick Barton, they couldn’t keep the music from flowing. Rather than spit out more punk songs, these
talented musicians decided to shake things up and write what many are considering revolutionary: a humanitarian
(non-religious) gospel Americana (punk) rock record.
Ladies and gentlemen, Pirates Press Records is proud to introduce FM359. While the full-length Truth, Love And
Liberty is only a couple of months away, this advance single highlights two very different and very profound tracks
that we want to share with the world first. Neither the band or these tracks can necessarily be classified as true gospel,
or country, or (punk) rock—it’s truly a unique combination of the three, like nothing before it. You can’t really label
it and you shouldn’t. It won’t fit in a box.
Touching on the best of their classic rock influences, their unbreakable punk roots, and clearly motivated by some
seriously powerful shit going on in their lives, these tunes reach from all over the musical and emotional spectrums
and pull it all back into one cohesive masterpiece.
The title track “Some Folks” captures the spirit of FM359 succinctly and the downtrodden-yet-upbeat, positive, and
empowering message that is clearly the overall goal of this project. While more melodic and perhaps less reminiscent
of their other bands, “A Little Sign” shows the rugged and sincere maturity going on here, not to mention some serious
musical prowess and diversity. These songs are as catchy as serious music can get.
For more than just STREET DOGS and DROPKICK MURPHYS fans, these tunes are going to make people very excited,
and consistently prompt one question: Will FM359 save us all and go on tour, bringing this revival to the streets?