Alaska's hardest rocking export, 36 Crazyfists, will release 'Collisions and Castaways' on July 27 via Ferret Music. The album was written and recorded between October 2009 and May 2010, with guitarist Steve Holt handling production duties. The band, which has been a unit for an impressive 16 years, is currently a three-piece, with longtime guitar tech Brett 'Buzzard' Makowski filling in on bass for the departed Mick Whitney, who split from the band to spend more time with his family.

"I guess we still love creating music together and have been friends so long and gone on all these wild adventures across the world together," vocalist Brock Lindow told Noisecreep about the band's longevity. "When this becomes unfun, I guess that will be the time to walk away from all this."

With 'Collisions and Castaways,' Lindow set about putting stuff to rest, lyrically. He said, "The topics on this new album are reflections of my younger self, where I have come from those days and what is still on the mend. The struggles, the energy put into willing yourself past negative spaces, behavior and reaching a place of peace in yourself."

Lindow suggests any potential visitors to Alaska put one destination on their to-do list. "Visit the richest salmon fishery in the world, the mighty Kenai River," Lion said. Lindow is also a big hockey fan, most notably of Stanley Cup losers the Philadelphia Flyers. "I am proud of my boys," he said. "Chicago is a great team, and they deserved to win it. Our time is coming soon, Broad Street for life."