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  • Pre-Order "Famous for Nothing" Now!!

    The pre-order is finally here! We are incredibly proud to be a part of “Famous For Nothing: A Tribute to Dropkick Murphys,” a charity compilation featuring bands from all over the world. We recorded the pro-Union song "Take 'Em Down," and 100% of the proceeds will be donated directly to the Murphy's own charity, the Claddagh Fund. Thanks to Mike Franey and Chris Aria for all their hard work on this!! 

    Tracklist:

    Nowhere USA (Boston) – Never Alone
    Blackthorn Billy (San Antonio) – A Few Good Men
    BarRoom Heroes (Boston) – Barroom Hero
    East End Radicals (Montreal) – Buried Alive
    Murder State (Ottawa) – Worker's Song 
    Saturday's Heroes (Finspång) – Surrender
    Hoist the Colors (Los Angeles) – Take 'Em Down)
    The Ramshackle Army (Melbourne) – State of Massachusetts
    Penalty Kill (Boston) – On The Attack
    The Lucky Ones (St. Catherine's) – Get Up
    Irish Moutarde (Quebec City) – The Dirty Glass
    Skullians (Toronto) – Heroes From Our Past
    Machine Gun Dolly (Ottawa) – The Torch
    Emscherkurve 77– Fightstarter Karaoke featuring Al Barr
    Brain Damage (Ottawa) – Curse of a Fallen Soul
    The Scally Cap Brats (Ottawa) – Boys On The Docks
    Hex Bombs (Kalamazoo) - Forever

    Pre-Order now at takeashotrecords.bandcamp.com/…/famous-for-nothing-a-tribut… and hear the first unmastered track.

    Official release date February 24th, 2015.

  • Tour Photos Updated

    We've uploaded a ton of pictures from our recent East Coast tour. Check them out here

  • We're back!

    Well, we made it back - a bit fatter, a bit smellier, but in one piece and with some great stories. There were so many people who made this trip unforgettable. To all the people who helped us with shows, gave us a place to crash, or traveled to come see us, we can't thank you all enough.

    We'll be in the studio soon to record our third record, so check back for more updates soon!

    -Hoist

  • Smithwick's Sessions Pub Rock Tour

    Today we are stoked to announce that we are playing on the Smithwick's Sessions Pub Rock Tour! We’ve got a bunch of dates lined up for the East Coast beginning next Thursday in Washington, D.C. Check out www.SmithwicksSessions.com for more details. #SmithwicksSesssions

    Here’s a full list of dates:

    Hoist the Colors Smithwick's Sessions Pub Rock Tour

    Thurs. 9/4 
    Kelly's Irish Times* 
    Washington D.C.

    Fri. 9/5 
    Fado Irish Pub* 
    Philadelphia 

    Sat. 9/6 
    The Black Rose*
    Boston

    Sun. 9/7 
    Otto’s Shrunken Head
    NYC

    Wed. 9/10 
    Garryowen Irish Pub
    Gettysburg, PA

    Thurs. 9/11 
    Fury’s Publick House
    Dover, NH

    Fri. 9/12 
    Mick Morgan’s*
    Sharon, MA

    Sat. 9/13
    Kelly's Irish Times*
    Washington, D.C. 

    Wed. 9/17 
    F.H. Pappy’s
    York, PA

    Fri 9/19 
    British Beer Co.* 
    Walpole, MA

    Sat. 9/20 
    The Dubliner*
    Washington, D.C. 

    * = part of Smithwick’s Sessions Pub Rock Tour

  • Lights, Camera, Cure...

    We are very happy to announce that we will be playing this year’s Lights Camera Cure: The Hollywood Dance Marathon, a 6-hour dance party/charity event at the historic Avalon Theater in Hollywood. This unique event features live bands and DJ’s performing for supporters who have signed up to dance and raise money and awareness for pediatric cancer research and treatment. (Like a charity run - but with more dancing!)

    This year the dance marathon will be on Sunday, March 23rd. Like the Lights Camera Cure Facebook page to learn more about the event and how you can participate. We are honored to be a part of LCC, and hope you can bust out your sweet moves with us to help in the fight against pediatric cancer. See you in the pit!

    https://www.facebook.com/lightscameracure

  • New show! Feb. 8 in San Diego

    Just announced: we're back in San Diego on Saturday 2/8 with The Darlings, Jason Cruz and the Howl, and Amigo at Soda Bar in San Diego. STOKED! 

    Details above.