Fat Possum has just revealed “Never Wanted To Know”, a new song from Tommy Stinson’s Bash & Pop. The song is a tight, riff-heavy romp from the new album that Tommy recorded with Steve and Joe the day that Prince passed away. The song seems to have been inspired by watching too much CNN in 2016 with such lines as “Shot down, bleeding from his back in the rain / Some kid, they didn’t even know he was eight.”
Also, Tommy Stinson’s Bash & Pop are happy to announce West Coast dates for 2017 in support of their new album ‘Anything Could Happen’. The tour kicks off in Seattle, heading down the coast via LA’s legendary Troubadour, and then over to Austin for SXSW. Anything Could Happen, the long-awaited follow-up to the band’s 1993 debut, Friday Night Is Killing Me, will be in stores January 20th via Fat Possum Records. Additionally, Sire/Reprise will release the first ever vinyl pressing of Friday Night Is Killing Me on January 24th.
Tommy has roped in a few of his friends who helped make much of the new BASH & POP to hit the road with him – lead guitarist Steve “The Sleeve” Selvidge (The Hold Steady), Joe “The Kid” Sirois (Mighty Mighty BossTones) on drums and Justin “Carl” Perkins (Screeching Weasel) on bass guitar.
The tour starts out next week where the band began – at the legendary 7th St. Entry in Tommy’s hometown of Minneapolis – and makes its way east for a sold-out show at NYC’s Mercury Lounge.
The first video from the album, “On The Rocks”, was revealed at the beginning of November and features clips from the band’s last couple of years, starting on January 23, 2015 when Tommy first brought Luther Dickinson, Cat Popper and Frank Ferrer into the studio to begin what would become Anything Could Happen, and culminating in their boisterous live experiences showcased in the “On The Rocks” video and in a pizza pajamas-filled encore from St. Paul, MN last year that was just uploaded to the band’s socials.
Anything Could Happen is out January 20th via Fat Possum Records.
BASH & POP LIVE SHOWS:
Thu. January 12th – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – 7th Street Entry $
Fri. January 13th – MILWAUKEE, WI – Cactus Club $
Sat. January 14th – CHICAGO, IL – Cobra Lounge $
Sun. January 15th – COLUMBUS, OH – Big Room Bar $
Mon. January 16th – CLEVELAND, OH – Now That’s Cllass $
Tue. January 17th – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
Wed. January 18th – NEW YORK, NY – Mercury Lounge © SOLD OUT
Fri. January 20th – ASBURY PARK, NJ – The Saint
Sat. January 21st – ALLSTON, MA – Great Scott $
Tue. February 28th – SEATTLE, WA – Chop Suey
Wed. March 1st – PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir
Fri. March 3rd – SACRAMENTO, CA – Harlow’s
Sat. March 4th – SAN JOSE, CA – The Ritz
Sun. March 5th – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Swedish American Hall
Tue. March 7th – LOS ANGELES, CA – Troubadour
Thu. March 9th – SAN DIEGO, CA – Casbah
Mon. March 13th – AUSTIN, TX – SXSW (details forthcoming)
$ – w/ The So So Glos
© – w/ Mikey Erg Band
Feb 28-Mar 9 – Support TBA