Tag: Five Iron Frenzy

May 13, 2022

Song of the Day: The O.C. Supertones - Adonai

No, The Supertones weren’t the first Christian ska band. The Israelites’ first album pre-dated them by a year. But in the UK, Rev Counta and the Speedoze* (another incarnation of Ishmael United) had released a full-length as early as 1980! And perhaps some Jamaican bands that didn’t fit into the CCM/CBA mold had been active earlier than that, it’s hard to say. However, the Supertones were the first Christian ska band to release an album on a nationally-distributed label, releasing The Adventures of the O.C.Continued →

February 9, 2022

Heart Like War - From Here On Out (Official Music Video)

The So Cal underground kings of Pop-Punk fun, are back with a brand new music video for their track – “From Here On Out”. The song is from Heart Like War’s most recent ep release, “Thoughts On This”. Check these guys out and especially front-man David Camarena’s YouTube channel “Today I Grew Up” which is insanely fun as well. You can catch Heart Like War at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. February 20th, supporting the band Crooked Teeth.… Continued →

December 27, 2021

May 7, 2021

Reese Roper (Five Iron Frenzy) and Joe Yerke (Insyderz) Launch Pickle & Bootshoppe Podcast

Reese Roper and Joe Yerke are up to their old games again. They obliterating our ear drums with a new podcast that will chase friends away and make enemies of family members. This “Pickle & Boot Shoppe Podcast” is the things nightmares are made of. Listen through your favorite podcasting/digital network now. Make Millennials shed snowflake tears with this icy cold, middle aged attempt to grasp at fading youth. Well, you know I do appreciate the music of both their respective bands so I can’t knock this too hard even if they are jaded, sarcastic old guys that reek of grotesque cynicism.… Continued →

April 1, 2021

February 9, 2021

Reese Roper Launches ARCLIGHT MICROPHONES (Through Kickstarter)

A really cool new microphone brand that I just stumbled upon through Kickstarter this morning is being brought to the forefront by none other than Reese Roper of Five Iron Frenzy and Brave Saint Saturn. He also mentions a “New Wave” project by the name of Heartwrench, coming soon (so excited for this). His new microphone company – ARCLIGHT MICROPHONES, has just launched on Kickstarter and they are seeking to raise $10,000 to cover costs of creating this one of a kind new design/concept.… Continued →

January 18, 2021

My Thoughts on the New Five Iron Frenzy Album

Edit: Five Iron Frenzy themselves have posted updated lyrics with corrections made, click here. Also, I left out info on “So We Sing” which is a catchy song in it’s own right but I didn’t mention because it was the first single released a few months back and I assumed most had heard it. Carry on…. Five Iron Frenzy surprised just about everyone by dropping their brand new, electrifying full length album on Friday. It is a complete, total dumpster fire wreck of an album and filled with nothing but pure feces.… Continued →

December 24, 2020

Song of the Day: Five Iron Frenzy - You Gotta Get Up

When Happy Christmas Vol. 1 hit my ears, I was pleasantly and delightfully impressed. It had some of my favorite bands at the time doing their best versions of Christmas classics. One of those songs was “You Gotta Get Up” by Five Iron Frenzy which was originally composed by Rich Mullins (RIP). The song is a playful tune with a bouncy rhythm and plenty of holiday cheer, perfect for the Christmas season. Well placed horn section and Reese’s unforgettable voice, I mean that in the most sincere way.… Continued →

September 27, 2020

September 3, 2020

Five Iron Frenzy - So We Sing (Lyric Video and Watch Out For Angry Grown Ups)

Five Iron Frenzy just dropped their controversial new song with a reference to a donkey. Forgive Reese, he really doesn’t know that he just invited like a ton of grown ups to come chase him down, and maybe their kids too? Yikes! Seriously though, people will be upset (even I have questionable taste) but remember one thing, the more angry you get, the more Reese will write. Please do not give Reese & Co. more reason to write lyrics.… Continued →

August 31, 2020

Five Iron Frenzy Return With First New Album Since 2013

Five Iron Frenzy have suited up in their super punk rock suits once again to battle time in their pursuit of world domination. Ok, maybe that’s a little dramatic but the band is back in action and ready to drop a kickstarter campaign TOMORROW. You’ve seen the hints, you’ve seen the activity, now head over to kickstarter right here and “save” the campaign so you’ll be the first to take part when it does launch, tomorrow.… Continued →

August 18, 2020

Five Iron Frenzy Request Your Immediate Attention

They say the word on the street Is “something’s going down”… When the revolution comes. That’s right friends, the 8 piece band of legends known as Five Iron Frenzy are dropping massive hints around social media and online about (potential) future plans. You should probably follow them through the interwebz. I do know more and probably shouldn’t. An interview has been written from myself and is in their hands. When the timing is right hopefully you’ll all get to read more, learn more, yell, laugh, Carry on.… Continued →

March 23, 2020

November 8, 2019

September 26, 2019

Leanor from Five Iron Frenzy Launches Podcast

Leanor Ortega Till of the band Five Iron Frenzy (otherwise known as Jeff the Girl) has just launched her very own podcast titled “Too Punk to Be a Hippie”. You can find the first episode on the official website right here. What do you think? I know the scene has gotten overrun with podcasts to the point of over-saturation but having a punk rock woman’s voice in the mix can never be a bad thing.… Continued →

August 8, 2019

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Article: What is Wrong With This World?

Preface: I just want to put it out there that this is a personal opinion and my opinion alone. I am in no way advocating for a particular position and political party. / I am no expert on American Politics nor do I pretend to have all the answers. Things irritate me, positions annoy me, politics is a game. I am just so sick of it all. It’s sad when all sides of the spectrum play us as pawns in this carefully constructed game of chess, creating this madness and big budget Hollywood style extravaganza we call modern media.… Continued →

Song Of The Day: The Insyderz - Sinner's Songbook

Today’s song of the day comes in the form of some punk-ska from our friends in Michigan based band – The Insyderz. I was a fan of this band dating back to 1997 when I heard their debut full length, “Motor City Ska”. The band released 3 full lengths, 2 worship/praise albums, and this final (?) full length in 2012. The song that meant the most to me and had me spinning it again was “Sinner’s Songbook”.… Continued →

May 21, 2019

Five Iron Frenzy Hits So Cal Again With Their Mayo-Ska-Rock Supreme

Five Iron Frenzy are back to rock all your faces off right here in Southern California on July 13th with none other than those pop-punk powerhouse, Slick Shoes. Both bands will play epic, earth shattering, global warming causing, face melting, a swift kick to the _____ – rock n’ roll, right here in sunny Southern California. So if you have a penchant for (old school) rock with horns and world renown pop-punk, then you’ll want to direct your butts and legs directly to The Glasshouse on July 13th.… Continued →

March 12, 2019

Who Is This God Person Anyway?

Lee Brown who was a writer and prominent member of the IVM family here (not to mention a Pastor), has written his second book and it is available via Amazon right here. The book is titled “Who Is This God Person Anyway?”. The forwards of this book were written by Leanor Ortega Till of Five Iron and Seth Hecox formerly of Becoming The Archetype. I think you’ll all find something of great depth here in this book and some challenging questions that are raised.… Continued →

February 5, 2019

Freeto Boat Are Back!!!

Well, not really, but this late 90's Ska/Melodic/Skate/Punk band have just made their entire catalog available for a name your price on bandcamp. These gents will appeal to fans of Must Build Jacuzzi, Five Iron Frenzy, May Weather, Face Value, Shop 11 Phoenix, and MxPx.

June 28, 2018

Pick It Up - Ska In the 90's Film

Some awesome people have come together to make an awesome movie and dare I say, it looks AWESOME! Seriously, a lot of us here in Southern California grew up with this Ska stuff and these influential bands truly had something remarkable to say not to mention the actual music that set a precedent for what was to come. This new film called “Pick it Up – Ska in the 90’s” is currently being filmed and will document everything cool that took place during the heyday of Third Wave Ska in the 90’s across the country.… Continued →

April 20, 2018

Five Iron Frenzy Electric Boogaloo 2 Gets the Vinyl Treatment

SMLXL Vinyl is back with another awesome pressing. This time it is the well loved (well at least by me anyway) Five Iron Frenzy album “Electric Boogaloo 2” and it is currently available in 2 color options (Black and Yellow Splatter limited to 300). Check out the store here and while you’re browsing look at the 7″ Box Set by Relient K, Switchfoot “Vice Verses” and “Hello Hurricane”, Chasing Victory, Maylene & The Sons of Disaster, House Of Heroes, and loads more.… Continued →

April 19, 2018

April 13, 2018

Mainframe & No Lost Cause Now Available on All Digital Networks +IVM News

Mainframe “Burn The Boats” and No Lost Cause “Slow It Down” are both now available through all Digital Networks. You can also grab Mainframe “Burn The Boats” on CD from IVM right here or here. CDs ship next week. Don’t forget to check out the new Heart Like War single “What We Do” with Leanor Ortega Till of Five Iron Frenzy on sax, through all digital networks. Next week Small Wars “Small Wars” 4 song ep/7″ will be out through IVM.… Continued →

March 28, 2018

October 18, 2017

Pre-Orders for Two Classic Five Iron Frenzy Releases on Limited Colored Vinyl, Now Available!

Two of Five Iron Frenzy’s classic releases, “Quantity Is Job #1” Ep and “All The Hype That Money Can Buy” are both available on unique colored vinyl from SMLXL Vinyl right here. Read below for pressing info. Be like me and throw your money at one of the worst bands possible. This vinyl sucks so bad that the vile stench of garbage will pour forth from your record player upon first spin. Seriously, FIF smells so bad that not even the fire department can douse these flames of crap.… Continued →

September 10, 2017

The Best of 1997: Favorite Hits From 20 Years Ago

Yep, the list you’ve all been waiting for (not really) is finally here. Feel free to offer up some laughs and critical remarks for the music I listened to the most 20 years ago. You’ll notice a heavy T&N presence and I just couldn’t help myself. There were a lot of albums and releases I found myself spinning back then and still getting plays today. I think that’s where this list falls in place, it’s the albums that had the longest lasting impact with me and had a catchy sound that I just couldn’t get enough of.… Continued →

August 9, 2017

April 21, 2017

Five Iron Frenzy "Our Newest Album Ever" and Switchfoot "Hello Hurricane" Vinyl Pre-Orders at SMLXL Vinyl

Update: The “Red Smoke” FIF Vinyl of “Our Newest Album Ever” is now sold out. SMLXL Vinyl is on a roll lately with their fantastic vinyl releases. Today it has been announced that Five Iron Frenzy’s 2nd full length “Our Newest Album Ever” which released in fall of 1997 on 5 Minute Walk Records and includes my favorite song of all time, “Every New Day”, as well hits like “Handbook for the Sellout”, “Blue Comb 78”, “Banner Year”, “Oh Canada”, and “Most Likely to Succeed” is getting the vinyl treatment for the first time.… Continued →

April 18, 2017

Five Iron Frenzy Joins MxPx for Their 25th Anniversary Shows in Seattle July 7th

Five Iron Frenzy will be joining Slick Shoes for the 25th anniversary of the band MxPx in Seattle, WA. July 7th. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am. This will be one show you won’t want to miss out on. Speaking of FIF, have you ordered their vinyl press of “Upbeats and Beatdowns” yet? I hear the rest of their discography is getting pressed at some point by the fine folks at SMLXL Vinyl.… Continued →