Prydein – Run Run Away The Mahones – The Hunger & The Fight The Placks – Rebellious Son The Placks – The Mountain Men Clovers Revenge – Old Hag, You Have Killed Me-Dinny Delaney Clovers Revenge -The Merry Misadventures Of Sister Mary Margaret The Tosspints – Blood or Whiskey Neck – Psycho Ceilidh Mayhem Set Biblecode Sundays One Step Beyond Devil’s Advocates – Taneytown
The Privateer is the 4th full length from Saginaw, Michigan based three piece The Tosspints. Nothing too different from the band’s last album, Have You Been Drinking? that we reviewed awhile back – maybe a little less of a folk influence to the music though a new nautical theme is found throughout the album. Haven’t heard The Tosspints before then think MC5, Hudson Falcons or even Social D., with a Celtic/Americana influence and as much blue-collar authenticity as the dirt under the nails of a West Virginia coal miner (and even if they do the odd pirate song).
One song I wanted to give a shout out to was the almost sixteen minute long The Privateer and yeah, I remember what I wrote about seventeen minute epics but this is sixteen and is structured like three – with a folk introduction that builds to a rock epic and never drags or sounds self indulgent.
Looking for authentic working class rock’n’roll then go no further.
Have You Been Drinking? is the third full-length from The Tosspints, a Celtic-punk band from Saginaw, Michigan, a struggling industrial city that the American dream long ago turned into a nightmare. The Tosspints are two brothers and a drummer, with brother Don a US Army combat veteran and brother Zack a union school teacher, the drummer is John. The music reminds me of the $wingin’ Utter$ but maybe a little more focused on the Celtic influences while the lyrics deal with the experiences of living in the rust belt – working class life, brotherhood, loyalty, the Union and the military and of course boozing and fighting. In all a very impressive release and the band to watch. Highlights include: Genocide is Painless, Your Name, Blood or Whiskey