Brine and Bastards
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Brine and Bastards

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May
14
Brine and Bastards @ asbury lanes

asbury park, New Jersey, USA

asbury park, New Jersey, USA

May
01
Brine and Bastards @ maxwells

hoboken, New Jersey, USA

hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Apr
26
Brine and Bastards @ cafe bada bing

Port Jefferson station, New York, USA

Port Jefferson station, New York, USA

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New Jersey punk veterans Brine + Bastards are set to plunder the world of rock with the release of their much anticipated debut record “Set Sail For Sodomy,” featuring 13-tracks teeming with blarney, swagger, and a heaping spoonful of awesome.

Yeah, B+B dress like pirates, and they’re best known for their drunken sea chanteys, but this record manages to eschew the corniness completely. Instead we are treated to track after track of meticulously produced rock classics. “Songs of the Siren” might be—hands down—the best punk song of 2008. Screaming, singalongs, and one catchy as all hell chorus—what more could you ask for? “Down, down, down,down/Into the water,” beckons singer Shawn Dillon.

The real meat of “The Pilot” clocks in at just over one and a half minutes, but it’s epic in heart. Every riff is on point, punctuated by the stunning bass and drum work, and the listener is left begging for more. “Beneath the Waves,” an ancient Brine number, has been reconditioned sans banjo, but guitarist Pirate George does a fantastic job cranking up the metal licks and transforming this spunky number into a massive rock anthem. “Prayer (for a Homesick Sailor)” is a drunken ballad that draws on the Pogues until the place blows apart with an uptempo punk jig to close the record off.

The world has waited for years and the day has finally come—Brine + Bastards have released a proper album and it’s everything we’ve been waiting for. Catch them live if you can and don’t forget to buy them a drink.

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Set Sail for Sodomy LP

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In August of 2004, vocalist “Skipper” Shawn “Short Dong” Dillon (The Rodneys), bassist “Handsome” John “Miserable” McGuire (Pencey Prep), and guitarist George “The Fisherman” Collazo (Nancy Drew, Dead Go West), formed punk rock pirate band, Brine & Bastards. Merging their love of punk rock, sea shanties and nautical lore, New Jersey’s premiere purveyors of filth and fury gave birth to a fun, kick ass stage show.

On their maiden voyage, Brine & Bastards sold out the seminal Loop Lounge. From there, they went on to play with circus-themed World Inferno Friendship Society and Cartoon Network sensation, MC Chris; all while sailing a perilous sea of line-up changes, even breaking Spinal Tap’s drummer record. Shortly thereafter, the drummer Dan “The Navigator” Peacock (Theee Bishops) joined the crew, finalizing the rhythm section.

Retooled and repurposed, Brine & Bastards took a 6 month furlough to refit and record their debut album. The scurvy slime named the record Set Sail For Sodomy, a reference to the oft Churchill attributed quote, “The only traditions of the Royal Navy are rum, sodomy and the lash.”

Today, Brine & Bastards sallies forth, joined by “The Mad Alchemist” Matt Dallow on accordion and “Dead Eye” Dave Trainer on guitar. The crew plants its dread flag through venues like Maxwell’s, Otto’s Shrunken Head and Asbury Lanes, slaying mediocrity and soiling the Garden State’s indie rock and emo graves.