When vocalist Mike McColgan isn’t busy working with the Boston Fire Department as a 911 dispatcher, he’s bringing joy to people by writing and performing with his punk rock outfit STREET DOGS. The band is gearing up for the release of their anthemic sixth studio album Stand for Something or Die for Nothing on 22 June 2018 via Century Media.
“The dumbing down of America is a reason to write songs in 2018,” vows McColgan. “The theme is wake the f*ck up and the working class needs to unite across all colors, creeds, nationalities, genders and realize that we are being pitted against each other by snake oil salesmen and autocrats.”
Stand for Something or Die for Nothing is a punk rock album for the new era. “Punk, to me, is people living how they want to not how they are told to,” insists McColgan. From freedom of speech (Stand for Something or Die for Nothing) to living The American Dream (Working Class Heroes) to getting back on track (The Comeback Zone) – Stand for Something or Die for Nothing raises political awareness and injects optimism into those who have doubts about their future and the current administration.
The album was recorded at Woolly Mammoth Studios, Sugarland Studio, and Q Division Studio with bassist Johnny Rioux in the producer’s chair, mix master Sean Cahalin at the desk, and mastering ace Jeff Lipton navigating.
STREET DOGS is Mike McColgan (vocals), Johnny Rioux (bass), Pete Sosa (drums), Lenny Lashley (guitar), and Matt Pruitt (guitar). Stand for Something or Die for Nothing will be released on 22 June via Century Media.
In support of the new record, STREET DOGS will tour the US in June and July followed by several European gigs in August and November. More dates will follow soon!
STREET DOGS live:
17.08.2018 Vyškov (CZ) Pod Parou Festival
18.08.2018 Dębica (PL) Czad Festival
19.08.2018 Berlin (DE) SO36
23.08.2018 Lindau (DE) Club Vaudeville
24.08.2018 Sulingen (DE) Reload Festival
26.08.2018 Saarbrücken (DE) Flogging Molly & Friends – Open Air
31.08.2018 Hamburg (DE) Monkey’s Music Club
02.11.2018 Eindhoven (NL) Sound of the Revolution
10.11.2018 Vitoria-Gasteiz (ES) Gasteiz Calling