Monday, March 7, 2016

RECORDING NEW ALBUM IN MAY - LESS TOURING IN 2016 - TOTALLY CRACKED EP (2009) RE-ISSUE ON VINYL - NEW ONLINE DISTRIBUTION AND INSTAGRAM

hello internet,

here is what's new in DeeCRACKS-Land:

NEW RECORD IN PLANNING
Oh hell yeah, we're gonna hit the studio again this May to record our fourth studio album. Matt wrote a bunch of new songs already and we are trying to reach a number of 75 working titles total. Further, we're aiming to record 25 songs, selecting around 14 of them for the album. So the rough plan. As always we're gonna record with our best buddy MARCO PERDACHER in Klagenfurt, Austria. We're stoked for the outcome and hope for a great result! We'll keep you updated on the progress of course, so stay tuned!

2016 TOURING PLANS
Unfortunately, this year won't see us touring as much as we used to. We'll play shows of course and you can expect some touring once the new record is out! Real life duties will keep us sidelined a bit until then. We'll have a show on April 1st in London which will be a pre-show to the SCREECHING WEASEL/MxPx gig the next day. It also is Paul Coyote's birthday! So come and celebrate with us!

Here are our upcoming shows:

Friday, 1 April @ Montague Arms, London (UK)
w/ MURDERBURGERS, ATOMS, NO MATTER
Monday, 25 April @ DasBach, Vienna (AT) w/ the ISOTOPES
Friday, 17 June @ Arena Beisl Fest, Arena, Vienna (AT)

TOTALLY CRACKED! LP IN THE MAKING
Here is a goodie for vinyl lovers and long time DeeCracks fans. In 2009 we self-released an 8 track EP entitled TOTALLY CRACKED! on CD only for our first ever US-Tour. It earned us 3 nominations at the Punk Rock Night Awards in Indianapolis, IN and won the award for "Best non-local Release" that year. This year BETWEEN THE DAYS RECORDS will release a limited vinyl edition in the USA. It will be a solid LP with all songs from that recording session. It is kind of a missing link between what we were and what we are, as we recorded it as The Cretins back in 2007 right before our former second guitarplayer Marco left the band and before we were forced to change our name to DeeCracks. We're happy this is available on vinyl soon for you all to enjoy!

 
ONLINE DOMINATION
Not touring much gave us some time to catch up on social media and online related things. Aside from the new blog-design, we launched an Instagram account and put our albums up on platforms such as iTunes, Spotify, Amazon MP3, Google Play, Rhapsody and so on. Give us some of your precious money!

PAUL'S THE RATCLIFFS RELEASING NEW RECORD
In other news, our bassplayer Paul is releasing the first full length album with his band THE RATCLIFFS! It's called 'Bubblegum Warfare' and comes out this week on Monster Zero Records! If you happen to be close to Innsbruck, Austria on Saturday, come to the release party at the PMK! We're all gonna be there!

WHAT ELSE? 

Mike did an Interview for a brazilian punk community website called WE LIVE IN HELL. Also, he will be filling in on drums for 7 Years Bad Luck next week and the Isotopes on their European tour in April.

so that's what's up,
good night internet
DeeCRACKS

Thursday, November 19, 2015

MEXICO TOUR DOCUMENTARY ONLINE - WORDS ON CHINA TOUR - OPENING FOR CJ RAMONE IN BERLIN - AND MORE...

hello out there,

as always, we have been busy since the last update.
We toured for four weeks in China followed by a Mini-Tour through Austria with our longtime buds 7 Years Bad Luck. Here is what's new and what happened:

First, we are shocked about the attacks in Paris and our thoughts are with the families and friends of the victims. It's a shame that this cowardly terror and senseless hatred entered the world of music and entertainment. Let's not show fear!
Also, the punk rock scene lost a beloved member, an incredible drummer and a great human being. Brandon Carlisle, drummer of TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET sadly passed away on November 7th. Love to the Carlisle and TBR family! RIP brother, <3!

MEXICO TOUR DOCUMENTARY ONLINE
On our Regeneration Tour in Mexico this past June, we were accompanied by Julian Araya Esquivel aka KID SATIVA, a young documentary maker from Costa Rica. He took some footage of our travels and shows with MALEDUKADOS and MALAS PALABRAS and put together a 75 minute long documentary of it. It gives a good view on the tour and the punk rock scene in Mexico. It also contains subtitles for English and Spanish for the interviews! Check it out:


The Great Wall of China
CHINA TOUR
What an adventure! This September we embarked on our first ever tour in China! Our 2012 stand-in Chinese bassplayer Zhong booked this tour for us and joined us for the ride playing bass for us again. He did a great job organizing the tour, booking 22 shows all over China! Unfortunately, we could only play 18 of those 22, since we faced problems with our visas in the middle of the tour, when we entered Hong Kong. We had to cancel 4 shows, wait it out in Hong Kong and fly to Shanghai to continue the tour. It all turned out fine in the end! Thanks Zhong for making this trip happen and for the great care. Thanks Kalle for taking the time to come along to carry the merch. Thanks to all the chinese fans for coming out! Unforgettable times!


MINI-TOUR WITH 7 YEARS BAD LUCK
A week after the China Tour we hit the road for five shows in Austria with our buddies 7 YEARS BAD LUCK. Great times as always! Thanks to everyone for coming out to the shows! Here is our 30 song 'CAROLINE' played during soundcheck before our show in Innsbruck:

EQUALITY FEST AND 'TOUR SUPPORT FOR CJ RAMONE IN GERAMNY
This Saturday we'll be playing at this years edition of the Equality Fest at GEI in Timelkam, Austria. Our friends WILD EVEL & THE TRASHBONES are also on the bill as well as other good bands. We're sure it will be a party!
Next week we start a little tour in Czech Republic and Germany to follow an invitation to be the official tour support for CJ RAMONE in Germany. Here are the dates:
27 Nov @ Klub Voko, Most, CZ
30 Nov @ BI NUU, Berlin, DE
1 Dec @ Underground, Cologne, DE
2 Dec @ Goldmarks, Stuttgart, DE


30 SECOND WONDERS COMPILATION
30 bands performing 30 second songs, all on one record and we are part of it with our song 'Caroline' (watch the video above!). Italian record label ONE CHORD WONDER Records released this compilation in late September. It's a 12" white vinyl release, with a screenprinted B-side, a nice booklet and it comes with a CD and download code! We have a few copies of it, you can find it on our Merchtable at the upcoming shows. Stream it below:

2ND PREE OF 'BEYOND MEDICATION' IN THE HOUSE
This morning we got the 2nd press of our 2014 album 'Beyond Medication' delivered. Another 500 LPs for those who don't have the record yet, haha. They will be available again at the MONSTER ZERO online store and our merch-distributer STRIPED MUSIC shortly!

GREATEST HITS (CHINA TOUR EDITION) PLUS CHINA 
TOURSHIRT AVAILABLE
DMC Records from China put out a Greatest Hits CD for our China Tour and we also had special shirts printed for this tour. Both are now available online over at our merch distributer STRIPED MUSIC! Place your orders!


Saturday, August 15, 2015

BIG SUMMER UPDATE - CHINA TOUR 2015 - WORDS ON PAST TOURS - NEW MUSIC VIDEOS & MORE

Hello out there,

it's been a while since we threw our last post out here. Five months to be exact, haha, sorry. A lot has happened since then and there is a lot coming up also. Here is an update on what's going on and what has happened...

CHINA TOUR IN SEPTEMBER
Yes, we will be going to China for almost a month from in September/October. Remember our chinese bassplayer Zhong? He did a European Tour with us in fall of 2012. He booked an outstanding China Tour with us and will come along for the ride to play bass and help translating. Our close friend and merchguy/driver Kalle will also be on that trip! Also, we will have special China Tour shirts and there will be another Best-Of CD out for the tour.
Here are the dates and the tour poster: 
Fri 11 Sept @ SCHOOL BAR, Bejing (CN)
Sat 12 Sept @ DMC, Tongzhou (CN)
Sun 13 Sept @ SUB ARK, Xingxang (CN) 
Mon 14 Sept @ 喜堂, Luoyang (CN)
Tue 15 Sept @ 7 LIVE HOUSE, Zhengzhou(CN)
Wed 16 Sept @
光圈, Xi'an (CN)
Fri 18 Sept @ LITTLE BAR, Chengdu (CN)
Sat 19 Sept @ NUTS, Chongqing (CN)
Sun 20 Sept @ 46 LIVE HOUSE, Changsha (CN)
Mon 21 Sept @ BLACK IRON, Nanchang (CN)
Tue 22 Sept @ SD Live House, Guangzhou (CN)
Wed 23 Sept @
红糖罐, Shenzhen (CN)
Fri 25 Sept @ Hidden Agenda, Hong Kong (HK)
Sat 26 Sept @ COAST LINE BAR, Wuhan (CN)
Sun 27 Sept @ ON THE WAY BAR, Hefei (CN)
Mon 28 Sept @LIVE 9, Hangzhou (CN)
Tue 29 Sept @
斑马Live House, Nanjing (CN)
Wed 30 Sept @ Inferno, Shanghai (CN)
 
Thu 1 Oct @ 迷宫 Livehouse, Changzhou (CN)
Fri 2 Oct @ , Jinan (CN)
Sat 3 Oct @
地下丝绒, Shijiazhuang (CN)
Sun 4 Oct
@ SCHOOL BAR, Bejing (CN)

MAINLY UK TOUR WITH NOT SCIENTISTS
Since the last update in March we had a nice tour through Belgium, France, UK and the Netherlands with NOT SCIENTISTS from Lyon. Bjarke Knudsen of the 20 BELOWS joined us on bass for that tour and became the 10th bassplayer in DeeCracks history. He had one week to learn all of our songs and did a hell of a job! Thanks again buddy for doing this! Great times! It was a nice tour, being on the road with good friends like Bjarke and Not Scientists is always a blast! Great memories!
Here is Bjarke playing his first show with us at Crossbonefest in Belgium:
 

CANADA & MEXICO TOUR
In May we embarked on an oversea tour. Our almost full bandmember Paul Coyote was with us on bass for that. First, we did a nice 2 and half week run throughout Québec and Ontario in Canada with touring-buddies LOST LOVE. Thanks again for taking us out on this tour guys, it was a blast!
         Live at Pre Pouzza-Fest Party in Montréal                      Live in St. Luis Potosí, Mexico
The last week of this tour we spend in Mexico, playing 6 shows touring with MALAS PALABRAS from Costa Rica and MALEDUKADOS from Mexico. Thank you all for your dedication and for working your ass off for this tour! We love you guys! Special shout out to Mormi and Rulo for all their work! It was a tough tour, but an incredible experience. We will never forget this adventure!

FESTIVAL BEAT, RADIO BIRDMAN & MONSTER ZERO SUMMER MASH
In June and July we played only 3 shows, all of which in Italy. We were part of the famous FESTIVAL BEAT in Salsomaggiore. It was the 25th edition of this festival and were playing at Devil's Den in the evening before the festival started on the main stage with the MONSTERS and RADIO BIRDMAN headlining that night. he next day we had the honor to open for the legendary Radio Birdman in Bologna. Great weekend! On July 31st we played at the MONSTER ZERO SUMMER MASH at Edoné in Bergamo. We love to party in Italy!

NEW MUSIC VIDEOS 'STROLL THE STREETS' & 'DON'T RELY ON ME'
Olivier Theriault does not only play a mean guitar in Lost Love, he is also a very talented videographer. He had his camera on and ready on our Canada tour this May and used the material to cut two music videos out for us. Check them out:


TOTE BAGS NOW AVAILABLE AT STRIPED MUSIC

Andrea Manges put some DeeCracks tote bags in our official store at STRIPED MUSIC and they look great! Order them there and fill the order with some records, cause that's what the bag is for. We also got a few of them, so look for them on our merchtable at our upcoming shows!


NEW MONSTER ZERO WEBSITE & STORE
Our home record label MONSTER ZERO got a new website monsterzerorecords.com! It also features an all new store. Check it out and check out all the other bands on the label. Good stuff!

MIKE GOT INTERVIEWED BY NOISEY
Recently, Mike sat down with VICE's online music magazine NOISEY talking about touring worldwide as an Austrian punk band. It's all in German, but if you are interested, put it through the online translating generator of your choice, and have a read. You can find the interview by clicking HERE.


that's it...

enjoy the rest of summer everyone!
cheers

DeeCRACKS

Thursday, March 5, 2015

BACK FROM MINI-TOURS - SPLIT 10" OUT SOON - NEW VIDEO - MAINLY UK-TOUR STARTS SOON - CANADA AND MEXICO TOUR IN MAY! and more...

hey hey hey,

time for another update on what's going on in DeeCracks-land! Here we go...

BACK FROM MINI TOURS IN ITALY AND GERMANY

We started this year with a short run of three shows in northern Italy. All of which we played with our friends and labelmates TEENAGE BUBBLEGUMS, and one show also had the RICCOBELLIS on the bill. It was a fun weekend with great shows and lovely people! Thanks Save and Mario for making this happen!
  
Last weekend we did four shows in Germany with our dear friends ZATOPEKS. This was in support to our Dee Dee King tribute split 7" 'BEHIND THE SPOTLIGHT' released in December last year. We finished the tour at the RAMONES MUSEUM on Sunday, as the 7" was released by the museum. Good times!


SPLIT 10" WITH THE WINDOWSILL OUT SOON
The first release this year will be a split 10" record called 'RECONSIDER FISTO' with the WINDOWSILL from the Netherlands. It will be released on March 16th on SHIELD RECORDINGS and will feature four new and unreleased songs by each band. Three versions will be available: Solid Silver, Transparent Green and Black vinyl. The split can be ordered HERE! Release-show for this split will be this years CROSSBONEFEST in Belgium on March 20th/21st!
 

NEW VIDEO 'NOTHING MATTERS'
Speaking of Crossbone Fest, the last time we played there was in March 2013 and we had our friend Max Kienreich with us. He recorded the show and made a little video out of the footage for our song 'NOTHING MATTERS', taken from our 2014 LP 'BEYOND MEDICATION'. Check it out...

 

MAINLY UK-TOUR WITH NOT SCIENTISTS
The release show of the Windowsill split at Crossbone Fest will also mark the beginning of our 10 day tour with NOT SCIENTISTS from France. This will be a fun tour for sure. We have not been to the UK in almost four years, so we are very much looking forward to returning! Also, we are happy to announce that Bjarke from the 20 BELOWS will play bass for us on that tour!
These are the dates:

Fri 20 Mar @ CROSSBONEFEST, Houthalen (BE)
Sat 21 Mar @
Bar de l'Horloge, Boulogne sur Mer (FR)
Sun 22 Mar @ Drummonds, Worcester (UK)
Mon 23 Mar @ The Shed, Leicester (UK)
Tue 24 Mar @ Le Pub, Newport (UK)
Wed 25 Mar @ Underground, Plymouth (UK)
Thu 26 Mar @ The Montague Arms, London (UK)
Fri 27 Mar @ The George, Petersfield (UK)
Sat 28 Mar @ Boothill Saloon, Amersfoort (NL)
 


CANADA AND MEXICO TOUR IN MAY
WHO NEEDS THE USA?! Right?!?!? Yes, we are still banned from the United States, but we can still fly to Canada and Mexico to tour! So that's what we are doing. To all you American DeeCrack-heads out there: decide wheather to travel north or south! haha
We will be part of the POUZZA TOUR 2015 with LOST LOVE from Montréal, playing a two week tour in Quebec and Ontario, including a show at this years POUZZA FEST! Check the Dates-section for a list of shows.




















Right after Canada we will fly to Mexico for a week of shows with MALAS PALABRAS from Costa Rica and MALEDUKADOS from Mexico. This tour is called REGENERATION TOUR MEXICO 2015 and it will be our first time there! This will be a big adventure and we are very excited for it! Here is a little promo video they put together:



OTHER NEWS
We open a new section here on the website where you can find all LYRICS to all of our releases, including the lyrics to the upcoming split 10" with the Windowsill already. Learn the words and sing along!

We have currently some shows lined up in Austria in March and April. Every now and then it's also time to play here of course, haha. The MEAN JEANS will be coming to Vienna on March 31st with NANCY and we're on the bill as well. That will be a good party! More dates can be found in the DATES section.

Our official online store STRIPED MUSIC recently had some DeeCracks hoodies made! Check our online store HERE to see all they have to offer.

See you out there,
DeeCRACKS

Saturday, December 20, 2014

DEE DEE KING SPLIT WITH ZATOPEKS OUT NOW! - OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE LAUNCHED - MONSTER ZERO MASH 2014 - PLANS FOR 2015

What's up party people?

Need some new tunes to cheer your party up, well, there you go.

We finally released our Dee Dee King tribute split 7" with the ZATOPEKS to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Dee Dee Ramone's Standing in the Spotlight LP. The 7" is called Behind the Spotlight and features two cover versions from each band, us covering 'Brooklyn Babe' and 'Poor Little Rich Girl' and Zatopeks covering 'Mashed Potato Time' and 'Baby Doll'. The download code will also get you The MANGES version of 'Emergency', previously released on their 2006 album Go Down.



The 7" is limited to 500 handnumbered copies and is the first ever RAMONES MUSEUM BERLIN release with exclusive distribution by STRIPED MUSIC in Italy, run by Andrea of the Manges. The crazy good artwork was done by the talented Manuel Cassu (Manges) with graphic designs by Mass Mosrite (Manges). Grab a copy at the Museum, the bands merch tables or order it online at Striped -> HERE! The official release acoustic show at the museum will be on March 1st, 2015!

OFFICIAL ONLINE STORE LAUNCHED
We are proud to announce, that we now have our new official online store over at STRIPED MUSIC in Italy. You can find all our still available records on vinyl and CD as well as T-Shirts and other merchandise. Go over and take a look and find more merchandise from other great bands!

MONSTER ZERO MASH 2014
Last weekend we played at this years Monster Zero Mash at the Rock Palace in Madrid, Spain. Lucy Spazzy was with us again to play bass on that party. We had a great time there with the whole Monster Zero family and all the bands and the best party people from all over Europe. Always nice to play at the Mash. Here is a video of us playing 'I Wanted It All'.
 

PLANS FOR 2015
We already booked shows for 2015 of course and will continue doing so. We will have a weekend trip to Italy at the end of January and some in Austria in February and March. Together with the ZATOPEKS we will do a Mini-Tour through Germany to promote our Dee Dee King 7" in Feb/March.
At the end of March we will embark on a UK and Benelux tour with NOT SCIENTISTS from France. An awesome band, check em out if you don't know them!
CHECK THE DATES SECTION FOR DETAILS.
We have big plans for April and May, but it's too early for an announcement just yet!
Stay tuned!

in the meantime...
fuck x-mas and have a crappy new year
Mike / Matt // DeeCRACKS

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

EURO-TOUR WITH KINGONS AND LUCY SPAZZY ON BASS - VAN BROKEN INTO IN ITALY - 7" RELEASES COMING UP - SPAIN TOUR IN DECEMBER - 2015?

Ahoy-hoy,

so this month we had the pleasure of touring in Europe with our japanese friends THE KINGONS. A sensational band! Also, we could welcome non other than LUCY CANNONBALL SPAZZY from Australian legends the SPAZZYS on bass for this trip. We had a great time and an absolutly crazy tour. Thanks to Thib' from WILD CARD BOOKING for making it happen! Thanks Kébap Le Tronc for the poster-art!

We played the following tourdates:
01.10 IT - Castiglione Delle Stiviere @ Arci Dallo
02.10 IT - Tencarola (PD) @ Bar Alla Piazza
03.10 IT - Imperia @ Arci Camalli
04.10 FR - Valence @ Mistral Palace
05.10 CH - Genève // CANCELED !!!
06.10 IT - Bergamo @ Joe Koala
07.10 AT - Innsbruck @ PMK
09.10 DE - Essen @ Panic Room
10.10 BE - Nijlen @ SUMMER IN OCTOBER FEST
11.10 DE - Nürnberg @ CANDY POP FEST #2 *DeeCRACKS only
VAN BROKEN INTO IN ITALY

The tour was good fun, but we had to face some troubles right on the second day. We went for a pizza at noon in Desenzano at the lake Garda, we parked the van on a parking slot that had signs saying there is video surveillance, but there were no cameras. It was just the sign to scare robbers away, or how we see it, to fake safety. Anyway, we came back one and a half hours late and had our side window smashed in and all our bags stolen. Luckily, all of our gear was still there. But they grabbed all the bags they could find. So Mike lost his passport and drivers license, Matt lost his passport and all his clothes and the tourmoney was gone. Lucky Lucy didn't lose anything, our driver Kalle just had his backbag stolen, with luckily nothing important in it.
Unfortunately, the Kingons lost their passports and a lot of clothes and money as well. It was really hard to get it all sorted out for them. Italian police didn't give a shit really and it was hard to communicate with all parties. We were forced to cancel the show in Geneva, Switzerland because we couldn't get in without the passports and had to drive back to Milano to get new ones at the Japanese Embassy. Sorry Geneve, we'll make it up to you at some point!
There is a list of people we have to thank for helping us out:
Simone Riccobelli for being there on the spot and helping translate with police and all!
Cycy and Petr at backline.sk for being helpful and understanding, thanks for the trust!
The mysterious lady at the Austrian foreign ministry for helping us out and guiding us through it!
John Galt for helping translating at the garages to get the van fixed!
Franz at OTIS Tours and John Terrible at Radio BAM! for setting up an awesome last minute show for us in Bergamo!
Thanks to everyone coming to the shows and for bringing us clothes and high-fives!


7" RELEASES COMING UP
We couldn't get our split 7" with the KINGONS out before the tour, but it will see the light of day soon! More infos coming soon.
Also, our long planned DEE DEE KING Tribute Split with the ZATOPEKS is almost ready and will come out before X-Mas this year! A RAMONES MUSEUM BERLIN special release with 2 songs of each band and a song by the MANGES as a bonus on the download-code. Artwork is done by the great Manuel Manges! A limited fun release! We are looking forward!

SPAIN TOUR IN DECEMBER
YES! We are gonna come back to Spain this year for a short run of shows with Barcelona's own F.A.N.T.A. ! We will play in Castéllon, Madrid and Barcelona. The show in Madrid will be at the MONSTER ZERO MASH 2014! A huge party guaranteed and we will bring LUCY SPAZZY back for this short trip! QUE PASAAAAAAAAA!!!!

2015? So, we definitely have a lot planned for 2015 already, but it's too soon to announce anything. But we will do the same as every year, which means touring our asses off and bringing a party to your town! So watch out!!

later,
Mike / Matt // DeeCRACKS

Sunday, July 27, 2014

SUMMER UPDATE - WORDS ON PAST 3 EUROPEAN TOURS - OPENING FOR THE DICTATORS - PLANS FOR FALL

hey crack-heads,

alright alright alright... we've been a little lazy updating here, sorry about that. We had a shitload of shows since our last update, released a new LP and a 7", toured a lot in Europe and made new plans for the future. Here is what was up:

WEIRDOS ON PARADE TOUR WITH SONS OF BUDDHA (April)
We did a 2 1/2 week tour with our french buddies Sons Of Buddha in Switzerland, France and Spain in April. Paul from the Ratcliffs (Innsbruck, Austria) was playing bass for us on that tour and did a great job! thanks buddy! Thanks to Thib' at Wild Card Booking for the shows and thanks SOB for being such great friends!


EUROPEAN TOUR WITH THE CAPITALIST KIDS (May/June)
After only a little over a week break we went on a 30-show long Euro-Tour in May and June. We flew our american bassplayer Eric from the Jetty Boys, Spruce Bringsteen and countless other bands in for the fun. It was f'n great having him over!! The first leg of the tour we did together with the Capitalist Kids from Texas. Thanks for the fun guys and for being cool tour buddies! Check em out if you don't know em! The second leg we finished on our own. It was a long and exhausting tour, but we are amn happy we did it and didn't miss out on all that fun! Thanks Kasper at Panther Booking for the tour!


SARDINIA MINI-TOUR (June)
Next up was a mini-tour in Sardinia, Italy right after the long Euro-tour. Eric was still with us. We played 2 shows on the island with The Colvins, who also invited us over! Thanks guys!!








GERMINI-TOUR WITH THE ZATOPEKS (July)
In the mid of July, right around the football world cup final, we had a great weekend of shows in Berlin, Nordenham and Leipzig Germany with the best people, the ZATOPEKS. Thanks to Cortina Bob Berlin, Fonsstock e.V., ASTPAI and D.A.M. Booking for making the fun happen! Take a look at what Pete from the Zatopeks was able to put together in that video!! Well done, sir!



OPENING FOR THE DICTATORS IN VIENNA
On July 27th we also had the priviledge of opening for true legends, the DICTATORS (NYC) at the Arena in Vienna. We really enjoyed the show and it was great meeting those guys!








FUTURE PLANS
What's next? So, we have a tour planned in Europe with the KINGONS from Japan for October 2014. We will also release a split 7" with them. Then, we will play some shows with 7YearsBadLuck in November/December supporting their new album release and we are booked to play the Monter Zero Mash 2014 on Dec. 12th/13th in Madrid and will most likely so a short Spain tour around it. And! Finally true, we will release our Dee Dee King themed split 7" with the Zatopeks soon. They finally came around recording their Dee Dee King covers! It's about bloody time you guys!
That's it I guess...

see you out there
Mike / Matt // DeeCRACKS

Friday, March 7, 2014

NEW ALBUM 'BEYOND MEDICATION' OUT APRIL 1ST - 'ADDERALL' 7" OUT APRIL 4TH - WEIRDOS ON PARADE TOUR

Our new record BEYOND MEDICATION is coming, oh it's coming... on April 1st, no fooling here!!
15 brand new DeeCracks tracks will be out on Monster Zero Records on April 1st, 2014. It will be available on LP, CD and Tape. The CDs are co-released with DUMB Records in Japan and Vienna based Turbo Tapes are co-releasing the Tapes. The amazing artwork was done buy the talented Steve from Screen Addicts, as always, the secret bandmember.
We will also release a 7" single off the albums song ADDERALL on Delete Your Favorite Records in France. The 7" will also feature an unreleased song of the recordings for Beyond Medication as well as two live recorded tracks at Warm Audio studios in Lyon, France from 2012, including an acoustic version of our song BEACH 90.
Listen to ADDERALL here:


WEIRDOS ON PARADE TOUR
We will be touring Switzerland, France and Spain with Sons Of Buddha in April celebrating our new album. Check the DATES Section for dates! Updates will come soon!
Check out the awesome poster our friend Remz Di Maggio did for this tour:

















see you out there!
Matt / Mike // DeeCRACKS

Monday, December 30, 2013

YEAR IN REVIEW - YEAR IN PREVIEW


HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 EVERYONE!

A turbulent and busy year 2013 is over! A year full of ups and downs, canceled tours and cool tours around the globe, health issues and our 10th anniversary, cool support shows and delays... but hey, nobody said being in a rock'n'roll band is easy, so let's cut the crap and do some retrospection...
As every year, we approached 2013 pretty motivated and had a shitload of plans. We had some cool single shows in the first 2 months, including one with The Vibrators and released two 7 inches. A split with The New Rochelles called 'THE SMILE OF THE TIGER' on Swamp Cabbage Records and our 'CALL IT A DAY' 7" on Monster Zero Records.
We toured Europe in March, a really cool tour, which ended in all of us returning with different illnesses, a heavy cold or different kinds of anginas. However, the tour was a blast!
In May we had the pleasure of playing with the Riverboat Gamblers before entering the studio to record 21 new songs for a new album. We recorded with Marco Perdacher again. He's been our 2nd guitarplayer back when we were TheCRETINS and stuck with the band for recording duties ever since.

BANNED FROM THE USA
We couldn't wait for our North America tour in June/July with Direct Hit and The Jetty Boys. The tour schedule was the best we ever had out there and all shows looked promising. We couldn't wait to meet all of our friends our there again and make new ones, but apparently it was too good to be true. After some awesome shows in Canada, including Ottawa Explosion Festival, we were sent home after only 4 shows by US boarder patrols trying to get back in the USA without the right permits. Read full story HERE, if you want. This was by far the biggest upset of the year for us and the biggest hit both emotionally and financially we ever took as a band. We are still working on making it back to the USA someday! Fingers crossed!


After we got back home we were devastated and kinda lost. Luckily we had some good plans for the rest of the year. In summer we got booked to play support for Bad Religion on their club show at the Poolbar in Feldkirch, Austria, which was a fun show and got us back on track.
Infested Records put out a tribute CD to the Methadones in July and we were part of it with our version of 'I'm About To Crack'. A nice comp full of great songs.
August marked our 10th anniversary and so we organised a big party in our original hometown Klagenfurt, Austria! It was great celebrating with so many friends, bands and fans. Thank you! A week later we shared the stage with the living legend CJ Ramone at the Arena in Vienna, Austria. An unforgettable night.
WORLD TOUR?
Our biggest adventure this year happened in October. We toured Russia and Japan for the first time and had the time of our lives. Russia was awesome and Japan was simply unbelievably great! The Cretin Boys from Moscow were super sweet hosts and touring buddies in Russia and Nasu from DUMB Records can't be thanked enough for bringing us over! Dumb also released a Best Of DeeCRACKS CD called  'DeeCRACKS MANIA' for the tour. We would still like to know what's written in the booklet, haha. It's fun fact that we toured the whole northern hemisphere in 12 months. USA, Canada, Europe, Russia and Japan... it's crazy!
In November we did some more shows in Europe. Mike broke his left middlefinger before the tour, but he kept going. We played some fun shows with The Movement in Germany and had one stop in Belgium to be precise. The year ended with a short tour through Austria in December with Sons Of Buddha leading up to the Monster Zero Mash 2013 in Innsbruck. The show also marked Manu's departure from the band. He will not be touring with us anymore, thank you and best of luck with the new job buddy!

THIS WILL HAPPEN IN 2014
We will release the new record in March. Details will go online soon, just stay tuned! There are a lot of tours in Europe and UK scheduled before summer. We will be on the road almost constantly from April to mid of June. A Tour with Sons Of Buddha in Switzerland, France and Spain and a tour with The Capitalist Kids in UK and Europe are being booked as well as us touring alone around Europe inbetween and after, including punk rock festival appearences. As always feel free to get in touch about shows HERE!

Happy New Year 2014
Matt / Mike // DeeCRACKS

Friday, November 8, 2013

BACK FROM TOURING RUSSIA/JAPAN - EURO-TOUR CHANGES - FUTURE PLANS

привет / やあ / hello out there...

We are back from one of the most exciting and funniest tours ever. We had a blast touring both Russia and Japan for the first time! So many great new experiences, so many nice people, so many new friends, so much weird but good food.

RUSSIA
We were kinda afraid at first of touring Russia. We heard some very good and some very bad stories from bands that we are friends with about touring there prior to the tour, so we really didn't know what to expect. We knew there were people waiting for us to play and we knew Bagi from the Cretin Boys, which was the Russian band we toured with, so we thought we're gonna be talking care of. And that was exactly what was happening! the Cretin Boys were not only a super nice and cool band to be on the road with, they were awesome hosts too! Thank you Bagi, Stas, Alex, Pasha and our driver Vlad for showing us around and all those funny moments! The 8 shows we played were all great... well, Pskov was kinda lame, but whatever. All the other shows were really fuckin' cool! Thanks for showing up Russian party people! пиздец!!!!


DeeCRACKS - Live in Moscow:


JAPAN
Right after touring Russia, we flew over to Tokyo from Moscow for 7 shows in Japan. The time in Japan was simply amazing! Japanese people are probably the nicest people on the planet and we had the best of them taking care of us as well. We played kick-ass shows with so many great bands and had our best of CD entitled 'DeeCRACKS MANIA' realesed on Dumb Records for the tour. Thank you Nasu, Chiba, Takuya, Rika, Eisuke and everyone else for the great times we were having! Japan is very beautiful, it's super clean, everybody is friendly, it's nothing like back home! Thanks to all the nice people coming to our shows and for buying our stuff. Unforgetable times!!






  










EURO-TOUR CHANGES
So we had some shows lined up in Europe this November, but we had to reschedule most of them. Manu always said he can't get time off work for this tour, so we wanted our US bassplayer Eric to play the tour. We were ripped apart in July after we got kicked out of the USA, so having him fly over is the only way to get to hang out now. This was a good plan until he broke his leg and ankle. He is forced to stay home and will be able to walk again come December. So he was no option anymore and we didn't know what to do.

Now, our former 2nd guitarplayer Marco, who has been mixing, mastering and now also recording with us since he left the band, will fill in on bass for the tour. A perfect fit, but he can't do the full tour. So we postponed most of the shows to 2014 and only play a mini-tour of 5 shows now!
Here are the dates: 
13 Nov @ Alte Mälzerei, Regensburg (DE)
14 Nov @
Zentralcafé K4, Nürnberg (DE)
15
Nov @ Freak Show Bar, Essen (DE)

16 Nov @ JH Staminee, Vorselaar (BE)
17 Nov @ Baracke, Münster (DE)

FUTURE PLANS
We also have some shows with our French friends Sons Of Buddha in December leading up to our record labels annual Monster Zero Mash. We will be finishing our latest recordings and get a new album ready for March 2014. We are also in the middle of booking shows for 2014, so if you wanna have us play your town contact us - deecracks@gmail.com - or our booking agency - Panther Booking !

cheers,
Matt/Mike/Manu // DeeCRACKS