Sean Tobin to Release Third Full-Length Album

Ghost of the Arcade

First single release in 2 days!

Kickstarter fundraising info below!

April 20, 2022

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Sean Tobin and the Boardwalk Fire, one of New Jersey’s most veracious up-and-coming rock bands, will release their third full-length album on June 10th, 2022, titled Ghost of the Arcade.

The eleven-song album was recorded in a one-week stint at Audio Pilot Studio in Byram, NJ. Produced by Rob Freeman of pop-punk/post-hardcore renown, Ghost is a country-tinged, folk-rock novel that invites listeners into a world of hard work, redemption and old-fashioned Jersey Shore amusements.

The album will be preceded by three singles to be released on April 22nd, May 6th, and May 20th.

In an effort to fund a support tour, vinyl-pressing and PR, Tobin has launched an already-successful Kickstarter campaign which has raised over $6,000 from the general public. Backers are incentivized with rewards like t-shirts, vinyl records, handwritten lyrics, and even private performances from the band. With a goal of $10,000, Tobin is hopeful that the campaign will allow him to get the album the attention it deserves.

This one was a long time coming,” said Tobin of the upcoming LP. “I’ve been so focused on wanting to be a part of the punk scene that I’ve been fighting my folk roots. Folk songs pour out of me– alt-country and whatnot. And that’s exactly what his record is: a folk album. Some of these (songs) were written three years ago; some were written in autumn. All of them belong on this album. All of them make for an amazing live show.”

Ghost of the Arcade features ten songs and one interlude that tell tales like a written collection of short stories. Tobin’s proficiency in prose and poetry draws parallels to the likes of Steinbeck and Hemingway. His affinity for Americana is almost as obvious as the ever-present Springsteen shadow. “The best and worst advice I ever received was to stop ‘writing cool,’” said Tobin. “I took that and ran with it, and I think I’ve found the perfect middle ground. Somewhere between romance and reality.”

Sean Tobin and the Boardwalk Fire will continue to tour the US through the summer, with current release shows scheduled in New Hope, PA, Jersey City, NJ, and of course, Asbury Park. As they make their way down the road, they’ll bring a little bit of New Jersey grit to every stage they haunt. Their album, Ghost of the Arcade, is out June 10, 2022.

Release Shows:

June 23 - New Hope, PA - John &. Peter's

June 24 - Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint

June 25 - Jersey City, NJ - 902 Brewing

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Businesses interested in partnership or media opportunities can learn more at:

Contact info: Name: Sean Tobin

Phone: 732.618.4448


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