Hoist The Colors Release Lyric Video for “Rainier”


Hoist the Colors have released the lyric for video for “Rainier” (watch it below), the second video from their newest album, Mourners, out now on Hardline Entertainment.

The video features footage from their recent tour with the Dropkick Murphys in celebration of the band’s 20th anniversary, with stops at the Marquee in Tempe, AZ, the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, and the Senator Theatre in Chico, CA.

Although “Rainier” is a love story, the clip is meant to suggest a second layer of meaning. Jeff Murphy, the band’s guitarist explains:

“As the name suggests, this song is a love story set in the Pacific Northwest. But the images we chose for this lyric video give the song a new twist – it could just as easily be interpreted as a reflection of our love for playing music. Music is essential to us. It’s a passion, at times a curse, and as necessary as breathing. We think the clip does a good job of capturing that.”

The track expands on the band’s trademark punk-folk sound, building from a simple thumping acoustic pattern and sparse mandolin line to open, rousing choruses.

About Hoist the Colors-

Hoist the Colors is a five-piece folk-influenced punk band from Los Angeles, CA. The band first gained notoriety with their 2012 label debut Miles To Go Before We Sleep, a record that earned recognition from both punk and alt-country taste-makers, and the admiration of underground music fans across the U.S. Hoist was named an artist to watch by Alternative Press magazine later that year. Their latest effort finds the band expanding on their trademark mix of folk traditions and punk energy, exploring new sounds and focusing on songcraft. For fans of The Pogues, Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Lucero, and Chuck Ragan.

More info at www.hoistthecolors.com
Mourners is available now at HardlineEnt.com



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Hoist the Colors Release “Mourners” Music Video


September 27, 2016 — Los Angeles — Today Hoist the Colors released their video for “Mourners,” the title track off their newest album, Mourners, out now on Hardline Entertainment.

The Band Celebrates New Album with Dates with the Dropkick Murphys

The clip was directed and edited by Travis Miller and shot all over Los Angeles, from Downtown LA to Dockweiler State Beach near the band’s hometown in El Segundo, CA.

The video tells the story of a man haunted by remembrances of things past. A found letter propels him on a bleary eyed, midnight adventure around the city of LA, searching for something he can’t quite name.

Josh Linden, the band’s lead singer and mandolin player, explains:

“With this video, we tried to touch on the major themes from the album – loss, memory, and searching to find a place in this world. Much of your life can be spent in the dark, trying to find a light at the end of the tunnel. If you look long enough, there always comes some point of redemption. That’s what we tried to communicate with the video for this song.”

The video comes hot on the heels of the release of Mourners, the band’s third full length for label Hardline Entertainment. The twelve tracks on this new record are brought to life by soulful melodies, driving punk rhythms, and a heavy dose of twang. Country influences – mandolin, acoustic guitar, lapsteel, and spanky telecaster lines – abound.

In celebration of their album release, Hoist the Colors has been added to 3 dates with the Dropkick Murphys for the west coast leg of their 20th anniversary tour. Tour dates are as follows:


  • 9/29 – Tempe, AZ at the Marquee w/ Dropkick Murphys

  • 9/30 – Los Angeles, CA at the Hollywood Palladium w/ Dropkick Murphys

  • 10/1 – Chico, CA at the Senator Theatre w/ Dropkick Murphys


About Hoist the Colors

Hoist the Colors is a five-piece folk-influenced punk band from Los Angeles, CA. The band first gained notoriety with their 2012 label debut Miles To Go Before We Sleep, a record that earned recognition from both punk and alt-country taste-makers, and the admiration of underground music fans across the U.S. Hoist was named an artist to watch by Alternative Press magazine later that year. Their latest effort finds the band expanding on their trademark mix of folk traditions and punk energy, exploring new sounds and focusing on songcraft. For fans of The Pogues, Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, Lucero, and Chuck Ragan. More info at www.hoistthecolors.com and www.hardlineent.com.



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Hoist the Colors Honor Former Pennywise Bassist Jason Matthew Thirsk

Hoist the Colors Honor Former Pennywise Bassist Jason Matthew Thirsk with Acoustic Version of Pennywise’s “I Can Remember”

Los Angeles-based folk-punk band Hoist the Colors today released an acoustic version of Pennywise’s “I Can Remember.”

The song was recorded on the 20th Anniversary of the Musician’s Passing and can be streamed and is available for free download here.


The band had the opportunity to play a memorial for former Pennywise bassist and songwriter Jason Matthew Thirsk on the 20th anniversary of his passing. The show was held at the Standing Room in Hermosa Beach, CA, and featured performances by south bay punk legends Pennywise and 98MUTE.

“We closed our set with ‘I Can Remember,’ a song that we love and that seemed fitting for the occasion,” said singer and mandolin player Josh Linden. “Afterwards, we really wanted to capture our version of this amazing song as a tribute to Jason and Pennywise.”

Linden elaborates: “We never knew Jason personally, but we were inspired by his music. His memory lives on, not just in those who knew and loved him, but in the countless punk rock kids across the country who heard his songs, and either felt something, or – like us – picked up instruments and started writing songs of our own. We are honored to be a small part in preserving his legacy.”




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Hoist The Colors to release “Mourners” via Hardline Entertainment!

Southern California’s own folk-influenced punk band Hoist The Colors are set to release their 3rd full length record titled “Mourners” set to release September 24th via Hardline Entertainment. Pre Sale is live now!



First 100 copies will be signed and numbered by the band and includes mp3 Download Card.



1) Little Rebel
2) No One Lives Here
3) Mourners
4) Muse
5) Dancing With Ghosts
6) Rainier
7) So It Goes
8) All Quiet On The Western Front
9) Bullseye
10) Stowaway
11) Mariposa
12) Something More Than This

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About Hoist The Colors

A city like Los Angeles, where so many musicians are trying to be the “Next Big Thing,” can chew bands up and spit them out.

Hoist The Colors has navigated the rough waters of this city they call home by staying true to themselves, creating music they feel passionate about while accepting the inevitable evolution of their lives and their art.

Change is something the members of Hoist The Colors fully embrace. This idea rings true with their newest effort, entitled “Mourners”, their second release on Hardline Entertainment. And while the five piece are proud of where they are, they are even more excited about what lies ahead.

“We started in my living room”, explains singer and mandolin player Joshua Linden, “This band was never meant to do much more then play a few pubs and get some free drinks. But once we started playing around LA, we developed a following as well as a love for what we were doing.”

With the spark lit and a unique take on folk-influenced punk, the band released their first full length themselves, entitled Second City”.  A year later, they found themselves back in the studio, this time signed to independent Hermosa Beach label Hardline Entertainment and recording their second LP, Miles to Go Before We Sleep”. Artistically, this proved to be a turning point for the band, as they had finally found their sound, blending a mix of Americana and Irish folk, while leaning heavily on their punk rock roots.

Soon after the album’s release, the band hit the road, playing up and down the west coast and spending a month back east, sharing the stage with acts ranging from Death By Stereo to Old Man Markley, and once again proving they could play with any band from any genre of music.

Two years after Miles to Go Before We Sleep”, the band began writing for a new album. Major obstacles hit the band, but with the upcoming release of “Mourners”, Hoist The Colors is feeling stronger and more confident than ever. “Mourners” is the most honest music the band has ever written, as the sound is solidified by soulful melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a heavy dose of twang.

“I think on “Mourners”, we focused hard on spotlighting what we do best,” states lead guitarist Jeff Murphy. “None of us claim to be virtuoso musicians. We don’t have a gimmick or an over the top stage personas. But we can write a song. And we take songwriting extremely seriously.”

Although darker than the first two albums, ultimately “Mourners” offers hope and a message that some things must not be given up, especially one’s passion for the things that make life worth living. “Mourners”  is available for pre sale now and will be available for purchase on September 24th 2016 on iTunes and at HardlineEnt.com, and streaming on Spotify and Rhapsody.

Joshua Linden – Lead Vocals, Mandolin
Jeff Murphy – Lead Guitar
Fabian De La Torre – Bass, Backing Vocals
Ivan De La Torre – drums
Sean Brandlin – Acoustic Guitar, Backing Vocals

Website- http://hoistthecolors.com

Facebook- https://www.facebook.com/Hoistthecolors.music/

Instagram- @hoistthecolors




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Hoist The Colors & Templeton Pek on Punk Rock Christmas Comp!


Hardline recording artists Hoist The Colors and Templeton Pek have been included on Cleopatra Records latest Punk Rock Christmas Comp along with a slew of other great artists!

Track listing below!

Purchase Here-https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/punk-rock-christmas/id1043215227

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Track List:
1. The Suicide Machines – You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch
2. Slaughter and the Dogs – Run Rudolph Run
3. The Vibrators – Merry Xmas Everybody
4. Unwritten Law – Please Come Home For Christmas
5. UK Subs – Hey Santa Claus!
6. Gash – Santa Claus Is Cummin’ (To Town)
7. Anti-Nowhere League – Let It Snow
8. Reel Big Fish – Little Drummer Boy
9. Eddie and the Hot Rods – It Feels Like Christmas
10. The Members – Silent Night/Hallelujah Chorus
11. Battalion Of Saints – Jingle Bells
12. 45 Grave – The Snow Miser Song
13. Smash Mouth – Snoopy’s Christmas
14. Bankrupt – I Want You For Christmas
15. Sihasin – Winter Wonderland
16. Batfoot! – All I Want For Christmas Is You
17. Hoist The Colors – O Holy Night
18. Templeton Pek – Driving Home For Christmas
19. Iggy Pop – White Christmas



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HOIST THE COLORS Smithwick’s Sessions Pub Rock Tour


Hoist The Colors will be touring the east coast for the Smithwick’s Sessions Pub Rock Tour. Catch the band at any of the shows below! More details at the links below!

9/4 Washington DC @ Kelly’s Irish Pub*

9/5 Philadelphia, PA @ Fado Irish Pub*

9/6 Boston, MA @ The Black Rose*

9/7 New York, NY @ Otto’s Shrunken Head

9/10 Gettysburg, PA @ Garryowen Irish Pub

9/11 Dover, NH @ Fury’s Publick House

9/12 Sharon, MA @ Mick Morgan’s*

9/13 Washington, CD @ Kelly’s Irish Times*

9/17 York, PA @ F.H. Pappy’s

9/19 Walpole, MA @ British Beer Co*

9/20 Washington, DC @ The Dubliner*

*= Part of Smithwick’s Pub Rock Tour





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Download Free Music From Authority Zero, Hoist The Colors, The Darlings,
The Bunny Gang, Nations Afire, Versus The World, Neo Geo and more!


Burgeoning Hermosa Beach independent record label Hardline Entertainment has announced the release of their semi-annual music sampler called Hardline Entertainment Music Comp 3, which is available for FREE download now! Hardline has teamed up with Girl Skateboards and Chocolate Skateboards to share the comp with the masses.


Hardline Entertainment Music Comp 3

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD  https://hardlineent.com/downloads.


The spring Music Comp will include music from the label’s eclectic lineup of bands like Authority Zero, Hoist The Colors, Neo Geo, Nations Afire (feat. Chris Chasse ex-Rise Against, Nik Hill and Brett Rasmussen of Ignite), The Sparring, Templeton Pek, Yotam Ben Horin (of Useless ID), Donald Spence and Versus The World (feat. Mike Davenport of The Ataris, Chris Flippin of Lagwagon) as well as sneak peeks at upcoming 2014 releases by Chaos Delivery Machine (feat. Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise, Justin Thirsk and Jason Page of 98 Mute), The Bunny Gang (feat. Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly), The Darlings and Litchfield.


Follow Hardline Entertainment at https://www.facebook.com/HardlineEntertainment for news and updates regarding upcoming 2014 releases.


Hardline Entertainment Music Comp 3 Track List:

1. What Are You Waiting For – Templeton Pek

2. Signs and Symbols – Hoist The Colors

3. Lift One Up – Authority Zero (Sean-Good Riddance)

4. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – Neo Geo

5. Into The Blues – Yotam Ben Horin (Yotam-Useless ID)

6. Get Outta Your Own Way – The Darlings

7. The New Testament – Chaos Delivery Machine (Fletcher-Pennywise/Justin & Jason-98 Mute)

8. Sirens Through The City – The Bunny Gang (Nathan-Flogging Molly)

9. One Perfect Day – Nations Afire (Chris-Ex Rise Against/Brett & Nik-Ignite)

10. The Late Shift – Donald Spence (Donald-Versus The World)

11. Face Down – The Sparring

12. Money – Litchfield

13. We Were Alive – Versus The World (Mike-The Ataris/Chris-Lagwagon)


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New HOIST THE COLORS Halloween Video!

Video Premiere – Hoist the Colors, “The Curse of Blackbeard Lavoie”
Clip Captures Annual Halloween Night Performance

Today Hoist the Colors – the folk-influenced punk band from Los Angeles on Hardline Entertainment – is releasing a new video for the song “The Curse of Blackbeard Lavoie” from their album Miles To Go Before We Sleep. 

Direct Linkhttp://youtu.be/BOYYfywNsxk

Shot on Halloween night 2013 at Saint Rocke in Hermosa Beach, CA, the video captures the spirit of the band’s raucous annual Halloween performance, and the passionate fans who dress up and sing along year after year.

The clip was produced and directed by Let ‘Em Have It! Productions, the Southern California production house best known for its work with Street Dogs, Alien Ant Farm, and Hawthorne Heights.


Song: “The Curse of Blackbeard Lavoie

ArtistHoist the Colors

AlbumMiles To Go Before We Sleep

LabelHardline Entertainment

Directed by: Clint Gregory for Let ‘Em Have It! Productions


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. Miles to go Before We Sleep is their second studio album and their first for Hardline Entertainment. For fans of The Pogues, Chuck Ragan, and Flogging Molly.


About Let ‘Em Have It! Productions

Let ‘Em Have It! is a gathering of creative minds to obtain the nearly forgotten cinematic genius and artistry intended by the pioneers of film. We are here for a revolution, guerrilla underground and raw on all fronts. www.letemhaveitproductions.com/



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HOIST THE COLORS Announce West Coast Tour Dates!


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Download Hoist The Colors’ Song “Gold” For Free From Hardline Entertainment

June 12, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Los Angeles based celtic punk band Hoist The Colors has announced a west coast tour in support of their most recent album, Miles To Go Before We Sleep, that will kickoff on June 27th in Las Vegas and culminates on July 13th in El Segundo.  In anticipation, Hermosa Beach independent label Hardline Entertainment is giving away the band’s song, “Gold,” for free.
Download Hoist The Colors’ song “Gold” now at https://hardlineent.com/store/hoist-the-colors-gold/.
Named one of Alternative Press’ “100 Bands You Need To Know” for 2013, Hoist The Colors is a seven piece melting pot of music and culture from Los Angeles.  Armed with mandolins, banjos, guitars, drums and fiddles, the band’s unique amalgam of punk rock, traditional Irish music, American folk and bluegrass is upbeat and refreshing.
Hoist the Colors got their start when singer/songwriter Josh Linden started learning Irish rebel songs and Pogues covers on a bunch of instruments they didn’t really even know how to play.  That was 2007.  Fast forward to 2013 and the band has two incredible albums, 2011’s “Second City” and 2012’s “Miles To Go Before We Sleep”, and has shared the stage with the likes of Ignite, Authority Zero, The English Beat, The Black Pacific, The Young Dubliners and many more.
The band’s Hardline Entertainment debut, “Miles To Go Before We Sleep”, put the band on the map nationally, garnering rave reviews from critics across
the country with songs like “Gold,” “Dance Through the Days”
Hoist the Colors will perform those songs and more from “Miles To Go Before
We Sleep” on their upcoming west coast tour.  Don’t miss out!
Hoist The Colors Tour Dates:
June 28 – Las Vegas, NV – Hennessey’s Tavern
June 29 – Salt Lake City, UT – Piper Down Pub
June 30 – Boise, ID – Pengilly’s Saloon
July 2 – Portland, OR – Slabtown Bar
July 5 – Seattle, WA – The High Dive
July 6 – Cottage Grove, OR – Axe & Fiddle
July 8 – Oakland, CA – Eli’s Mile High Club
July 9 – Sacramento, CA – Luigi’s Fun Garden
July 10 – Oakland, CA – The Uptown
July 11 – San Francisco, CA – Ireland’s 32
July 12 – Santa Cruz, CA – Rosie McCann’s
July 13 – El Segundo, CA – The Tavern
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Download The New & Free Hardline Music Comp!

Hardline Entertainment Music Comp 2

The track listing for the 2012 Hardline Entertainment Music Comp 2 is as follows:

1- Authority Zero “Brick In The Wave”

2- Versus The World “Mason Grace” (feat. members of The Ataris/Lagwagon)

3- The Darlings “Obsession Road”

4- Death By Stereo “Harmonic Divisor”

5- Neo Geo “Superstar?”

6- the Manic Low “I’m Free” (feat. Jack Grisham from TSOL/Joykiller)

7- Thousand Watt Stare “World Of Scars” (feat. members of Dee Dee Ramone Band/Unwritten Law)

8- AllurA “Your Mistake”

9- Phathom “Death Of Me”

10- Hoist The Colors “Sail On Sweet Soul”

11- Lionize “Killers And Crooks” (feat. David Hinds/Selwyn Brown of Steel Pulse

12- Musket “Bubble”