Album Review: Flogging Molly 'Life is Good'

Life is Good
Flogging Molly
Vanguard Records

"We woke up, we woke up... and we won't fall back to sleep."- Flogging Molly 

Aye yes, indeed lads and lasses Life Is Good as it has been six years since our ears have been favored by a studio album from our beloved Flogging Molly. On June 2nd, Life is Good via Vanguard Records will be hitting the airwaves.

Life is Good was produced by Grammy Award Winning Joe Chiccarelli of U2, White Stripes, and Beck. Recorded in Dublin, Ireland, this brings Flogging Molly fans something exceptional and highly anticipated as their music is like a smooth Irish Whiskey.

Founded by Dublin-born frontman Dave King and fiddle-playing Bridget Regan, Flogging Molly has long been known and heralded for their powerful lyrics of resistance, history, and conflicts all while clasping the stories to be told in high-spirited songs and boisterous rowdy punk intermingled with traditional Irish music.

Maybe it was a long wait, and perhaps our cups have been a bit dry, and our pub's wooden dance floors empty... but the wait has been worth it. Like the sweetheart waiting for her beloved sailor to return from the seas, or the blighter who is parched from days of no warm whiskey touching his lips, Flogging Molly has returned to reclaim her status. Fans can now breathe and quench their musical thirst as only the birthplace from the powerfully filled hills of Ireland can. She brings Flogging Molly back to her heartfelt pounding shores and has raised her flag again to sail the seas of Irish Punk'dom.

Life is Good- it is crisp, honest, filled with anthems, dreams and wailing bagpipes and stinging fiddle playing. There are 12 tracks that will satisfy your soul and recall the days of raising toasts, laughter with friends, and a bit of rebellion against the powers that be.

Life is Good, damn good indeed.- Allyson Song River Jaynes

Flogging Molly - "Reptiles (We Woke Up)" (Lyric Video)

There’s Nothing Left Pt. 1
The Hand of John L. Sullivan
Welcome to Adamstown
Reptiles (We Woke Up)
The Days We’ve Yet to Meet
Life is Good
The Last Serenade (Sailors and Fishermen)
The Guns of Jericho
Crushed (Hostile Nations)
The Bride Wore Black         
Until We Meet Again

Flogging Molly Tour Dates

The White Buffalo to support to support U.S. dates May 4-June 3 EXCEPT May 14 and May 16
May 4th  Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
May 5th – Portland, OR Roseland Theater
May 6th – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
May 7th – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
May 9th – Spokane, WA – The Knitting Factory
May 10th – Boise, ID – The Knitting Factory
May 12th – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
May 13th – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
May 14th – Omaha, NE – Sogol Auditorium
May 16th – St. Paul, MN – Palace Theatre
May 18th – Northfield, OH – Hard Rock Live
May 19th – Morgantown, VA – The Morgantown Ampitheater
May 20th – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
May 21st – New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
May 23rd – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 24th – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
May 26th Boston, MA House of Blues
May 27th Portland, ME – State Theater
May 28th –Montreal, QC – Metropolis
May 30th – Toronto, ON – Rebel Complex
June 1st – Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
June 2nd – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
June 3rd – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
June 2nd-4th – Cincinnati, OH – Bunbury Music Festival
June 16th  Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund
June 17th –  Copenhagen, Denmark – Komuz Festival
June 23rd   Schussed, Germany – Hurricane Festival
June 24th – Neuhausen Obeck, Germany – Southside Festival
June 25th –  Strasbourg, France – Artefact Festival
July 1st –  Wurzburg, Germany – Mission Ready Festival
July 2nd – Athens, Greece –  Rockwave Festival
July 11th – Sesto San Giovanni, Italy – Carroponte Spazio Mil
July 14th – Dresden, Germany –  Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
July 15th –  Berlin, Germany –  Dresden Open Air w/The Broilers
August 26th – Indre Osterbro, Denmark –  Parken
August 28th – Monchengladbach, Germany –  Sparkassepark
August 30th   – Thun, Switzerland –  Stockhorn Arena
September 1st – Graz, Austria –  Messe Graz
September 5th  Eindhoven, The Netherlands –  Strijp-S