Info: Members of Street Dogs and Continental combine gospel, country, and (punk) rock.
What would happen if the one of the best, and most socially-concious 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.
"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?