Our very own Midwestern punk rapper does his rendition of The Pagans’ “Dead End America” as his first release of 2018. The track is a B-side to Juiceboxxx’s coming “Freaked Out American Loser” single. He took to our studios last summer with Aaron Espinoza (Earlimart, Arthur King) and The Thunder Zone Band to record the cover, reminiscing on his dedication to his craft and the midwestern punk roots.

I was saddened to hear about the passing of Pagans singer Mike Hudson. Coming from the Midwest, I can’t help but think of this thread of punk rock as heartland music, born in rustbelt basements and dive bars out of desperation and boredom. Freaking out to stay alive.

I once heard a DJ refer to this song as folk music. They weren’t wrong. – Juiceboxxx via The 405



Juiceboxxx March US Tour Dates

07 March – Empty Bottle; Chicago, IL

08 March – Brass Rail; Fort Wayne, IN

09 March – 123 Pleasant Street; Morgantown, WV

10 March – Charlie’s American Cafe; Norfolk, VA

11 March – The Reel Cafe; Wilmington, NC

16 March – SXSW; Austin, TX

17 March – Valley of the Vapors Festival; Hot Springs, AR

19 March – Black Sheep Cafe; Springfield, IL

20 March – Cactus Club; Milwaukee, WI


“Dead End America (Pagans)” is out everywhere now.