Various ‎– Raise Your Pints Vol.2 (MacSlon’s Irish Pub Radio)

Tracks on compilation albums are like friends. You can find good friends like Sir Reg, Greenland Whalefishers and The Go Set. There are friends you have lost touch with and need to reconnect with – The Porters, The Killigans and Kilkenny Knights. Friends that you need to get to know better – Mickey Rickshaw and Hoist the Colors and of course friends that you haven’t met until now. Raise Your Pints – Vol.2 is a very good compilation and if you want to know what is going on in the European scene the MacSlon is the man.

Tracks list:

1 The Rogues from County Hell – MacSlon’s
2 The Cloves and the Tobacco – Too Much Trouble
3 Kilkenny Knights – Mick Watson
4 Irish Stew Of Sindidun – One Way Ticket
5 The Killigans – From The Underground
6 The Mullins – 9 To 5
7 The Go Set – Holdfast
8 The O’Reillys & The Paddyhats – Sign Of The Fighter
9 Billy Treacy – Temple Bar
10 Sir Reg – All Saints’ Day
11 Hoist The Colours – Mourners
12 Mickey Rickshaw – Nonprofit Warfare
13 Uncle Bard & The Dirty Bastards – I Only Got One Pint
14 Paddy and the Rats – Lonely Hearts’ Boulevard
15 BalticSeaChild – Fool In The Rain
16 Drink Hunters – Celtic Punks
17 Airs & Graces – 4 Corners
18 The Moorings – Drink Up Fast
19 The Porters – Son Of This Town
20 The Clan – Horns Up And Fight
21 Greenland Whalefishers – The Letter

Hoist the Colors: Miles To Go Before We Sleep

Press Release:

In anticipation of their new album, Hoist the Colors – the seven-piece Irish- and American-folk influenced punk band from Los Angeles – is streaming “Shackles and Chains,” a track off their new record Miles To Go Before We Sleep. The hard-hitting song is an ode to breaking free from the things that hold us down, and its uplifting chorus and soaring gang vocals show off the band’s punk rock roots.

“Shackles and Chains” is streaming here:

Miles To Go Before We Sleep is the band’s debut record for Hardline Entertainment, and is slated for an October 30, 2012 release. The record is currently available for pre-order at the Hardline Entertainment store:


Dance Through the Days
Gordie Lachance
The Curse of Blackbeard Lavoie
Shackles and Chains
Signs and Symbols
Silence and Loss
Sail on Sweet Soul
The Line on the Map
Deuces Wild
A Simple Promise

To celebrate the release of the album, Hoist the Colors is playing a record release show Saturday, October 27 at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA. Tickets are available here:

About Hoist the Colors:

Hailing from the urban sprawl of Los Angeles, Hoist the Colors plays a blend of punk rock, traditional Irish music, Americana, and bluegrass that is as eclectic and original as the city they call home. Their signature sound features a mix of traditional (mandolin, banjo, and fiddle) and rock instruments (drums, guitar, bass) that appeals to fans of punk rock, folk music, and everything in between. The seven-piece band is set to release their second studio album, entitled Miles to go Before We Sleep. Hoist the Colors’ debut album, Second City, is currently available for purchase on iTunes and available for streaming on Rhapsody and Spotify. For fans of The Pogues, Chuck Ragan, and Flogging Molly.