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Street Dogs Return to the Studio for “Rabble Rousing” New Album

Punk rock proponents for social
justice, Street Dogs, have announced plans to return to the studio in
February to record their fifth studio album and follow-up to their
critically acclaimed 2008 Hellcat debut State of Grace.  The band will
be recording with bassist Johnny Rioux as producer and Rick Barton
(original Dropkick Murphys guitarist) co-producing at the infamous
punk rock studio the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado which was
built by members of Descendents, All and Black Flag.

Punk rock runs deep in the veins of Street Dogs, with former Dropkick
Murphys singer Mike McColgan’s uncompromising lyrics alongside bassist
Johnny Rioux, guitarists Marcus Hollar and Tobe Bean III and drummer
Paul Rucker’s fist pumping street punk anthems.  The band burst onto
the scene in 2002 and has released a string of classic albums
including 2008’s State of Grace, which critics called “a raucous and
purposeful working man’s ride” (Dallas Morning News) with “the kind of
political streak rarely heard since the Clash” (Cleveland Scene).

After incessant tours around the world alongside bands like The
Offspring, Alkaline Trio, Anit-Flag, Reverend Horton Heat and
headlining tours in US and UK in support of State of Grace, Street
Dogs will enter the studio in February ready to shake the system and
rally the people like never before on their fifth studio album.

“Every time we go into the studio we are trying to make our finest
record,” says McColgan. “So on February ninth when we enter the
Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado that is the goal to make our
best record.  Also this record will be more of a rabble rousing punk
record than our previous records and have more of an edge and an
attack on it.  We will work to all of our strengths on this effort and
we are very excited to have Rick Barton co-producing the record.”

“Our next and fifth record will capture the purest form of the band to
date,” adds Rioux.  “We are making it as if it were our first record.
The punk and hardcore songs will be MORE punk and hardcore.  Our
Celtic influence and songs will be more Celtic, the folk, folkier and
so on.  It’s almost as if we are making records in the reverse of most
bands. Ending up back at square one, and square one never sounded
better.  Basically, we want to make our new favorite record.”


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