Psycho California announces 2015 lineup

Psycho California, formerly known as Psycho de Mayo, returns for 2015 with three days (May 15, 16 and 17) at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Calif. The festival is quickly becoming North America’s preeminent outing for fans of doom, heavy psych and sludge.

The current lineup for Psycho California is:

Russian Circles
Orange Goblin
Stoned Jesus
Old Man Gloom
Cave In
Acid Witch
Electric Citizen
Eagle Twin
True Widow
Lord Dying
Death By Stereo
Radio Moscow
Ancient Altar
Samsara Blues Experiment
The Well
Wo Fat
Destroyer of Light
Slow Season
Crypt Trip
Lords of Beacon House
Tumbleweed Dealer
Sinister Haze
Red Wizard

While headliners will be announced on Jan. 15, the already stunning collection of bands includes Bedemon’s debut live performance as well as both Conan’s and Samsara Blues Experiment’s first California shows. Festival interludes will be provided by Housecore Records’ artist Author & Punisher and vinyl DJ set from Bob Lugowe/Relapse Records.

Attention Dayton: Dark Backward, Tiger Sex and Jasper The Colossal at Oregon Express



Rad show alert: Dark Backward, Tiger Sex and Jasper The Colossal will play Dayton, Ohio’s Oregon Express (who have amazing pizza) tomorrow night.  This is one of the first shows Jasper The Colossal have played since returning from a brief hiatus.  I highly recommend you check this out.

La Dispute announce tour dates with Title Fight (2015)

La Dispute have announced a co-headlining spring U.S. tour with Title Fight, with The Hotelier to open (all tour dates below). Tickets for all shows will be on-sale this Friday, December 12 at 10am local time.

3/21 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
3/23 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
3/24 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
3/25 – Washington, DC @ Howard Theater
3/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
3/27 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
3/29 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
3/31 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/01 – Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix Theater
4/03 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot
4/05 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro

Heiress announces shows with XTRMST (2015)

Heiress, a band that features members of Himsa and Undertow have announced a couple of dates with XTRMST.  Heiress’ Of Great Sorrow drops February 10 via The Mylene Sheath.

January 15th, 2015 @ The Roxy in Los Angeles, CA w/ XTRMST (feat Davey Havok + Jade Puget of AFI)
January 30th, 2015 @ The Slidebar in Fullerton, CA w/ The Witch Was Right + Seizures

This Will Destroy You announce tour dates (2014, 2015)

This Will Destroy You have today announced a North American tour with Cymbals Eat Guitars. The band will play a run of dates along the west coast, as well as additional dates in Austin, Dallas and NYC this winter. A full run of dates can be found below.

The tour comes in support of their latest and acclaimed album Another Language, which came out this fall on Suicide Squeeze Records.

12.31.14 – Holy Mountain, Austin, TX

01.23.15 – Granada Theatre – Dallas, TX ^

02.26.15 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

02.27.15 – Saint Vitus – Brooklyn, NY

03.18.15 – The Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ *

03.19.15 – Casbah – San Diego, CA *

03.20.15 – Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA *

03.21.15 – Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA *

03.23.15 – Doug Fir Lounge – Portland, OR *

03.24.15 – Neumo’s Crystal Ball – Seattle, WA

03.25.15 – Electric Owl – Vancouver, BC

03.27.15 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT *

03.28.15 – Mariquis Theater – Denver, CO *

^ w/ Pure X

* w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars

Enabler to tour with Call of the Void (2015)

Ohio-based hardcore/metal outfit Enabler will be touring North America next year as co-headliners with Call of the Void. See below for all upcoming dates.

Feb. 6, 2015 – Columbus Ohio – Carabar *
Feb. 7, 2015 – St. Louis, MO – The Demo
Feb. 8, 2015 – Memphis, TN – Hitone
Feb. 9, 2015 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
Feb. 10, 2015 – Houston, TX – Walter’s
Feb. 11, 2015 – San Antonio, TX – TBA
Feb. 12, 2015 – Austin, TX – Red 7
Feb. 13, 2015 – Albuquerque, NM – House show
Feb. 14, 2015 – Mesa, AZ – 51west
Feb. 15, 2015 – San Diego, CA – Tower Bar
Feb. 16, 2015 – Tijuana, MEX – You Revolution Bar
Feb. 17, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA – 5 Star
Feb. 18, 2015 – Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s Pizza
Feb. 19, 2015 – Sacramento, CA – The Blue Lamp
Feb. 20, 2015 – Berkeley, CA – Gilman St
Feb. 21, 2015 – Portland, OR – High Water Mark
Feb. 22, 2015 – Vancouver, CAN – 333 w/ THE DRIP
Feb. 23, 2015 – Seattle, WA – Highline w/ THE DRIP
Feb. 24, 2015 – Spokane, WA – The Hop w/ THE DRIP
Feb. 25, 2015 – Boise, ID – Shredder
Feb. 26, 2015 – Salt Lake City, UT – TBA
Feb. 27, 2015 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive
Feb. 28, 2015 – Omaha, NE – West Wing *
Mar. 1, 2015 – Peoria, IL – Encounter *
Mar. 2, 2015 – Chicago, IL – Cobra Lounge *
*=ENABLER only

Cloakroom ready Further Out, share “Starchild Skull”

Cloakroom are sharing “Starchild Skull,” the first single from the band’s sophomore LP, Further Out via Vice. Set for release January 20 on Run For Cover Records, the Northwestern Indiana based trio continue to expand their sound with stunning elements of muscular shoegaze and midwestern post-hardcore.

Listen to Cloakroom – “Starchild Skull” on Vice:

Stream/embed Cloakroom – “Starchild Skull” on Soundcloud:

Cloakroom had a busy year touring with Whirr, Nothing, and Basement, as well as recording Further Out, the band’s upcoming full length record at Earth Analog Studios with Matt Talbott (Hum/Centaur) set for release on January 20, 2015.  Cloakroom and Talbott recorded the album 100 percent analog, from recording to mixing to mastering to creating the vinyl parts.

Catch them live here:

12/12 – Tolono, IL @ Loose Cobra w/ Sweet Cobra & Matt Talbott
12/19 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ OWLS
12/20 – Toledo, OH @ The Ottawa Tavern w/ Citizen

Like Pacific share “Suffering,” tour (2014)

Bay Area independent label Pure Noise Records announced the signing of rising Toronto based punk band Like Pacific. The band will be releasing a new, self-titled EP on January 20 in the U.S. with Pure Noise and in anticipation has partnered with today to stream the record’s first new song “Suffering.” Fans can pre-order the record now at

Stream “Suffering” now at

Catch the band live here:

Jan 16 – Kitchener, ON – The Outpost

Jan 17 – Hamilton, ON – Club Absinthe

Jan 21 – Buffalo, NY – The Waiting Room

Jan 22 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose

Jan 23 – Greenville, SC – Radio Room

Jan 24 – Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern

Jan 25 – Greensboro, NC – Shiners

Jan 26 – Stanhope, NJ – Stanhope House

Jan 27 – Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theatre

Jan 28 – Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall

Jan 29 – Manchester, NH – Jewel Nightclub

Jan 30 – Worcester, MA – The Palladium

Jan 31 – Hartford, CT – Webster Underground

Tiaras ready LP, play shows (2015)

San Francisco-based weirdo power-pop super-group Tiaras release their self-titled LP on January 14 via Mt St Mtn. Tiaras continue the efforts of San Francisco’s long legacy of refugee freaks writing pop music. Influences range from The Cars, Wire, The Dwight Twilley Band, Big Star, and yes, even echoes of Tears For Fears, the self-titled release features 10 guitar driven power-pop songs doused with supernatural melodies. Often going bright, the LP bubbles out harmonic echoes that balance sultry nostalgia while ruminating on what’s next for the dreamers who value big hooks and soaring chorus’ to bring it all home. In essence, S/T captures the sentiment of the unadjusted through intricate and sparkling sonic medleys.

Tiaras are partially composed of former members of the “sinister sunshine” group, Ganglians. Ryan Grubbs (vocals, guitar, and keys) and Kyle Hoover (lead guitar) started Tiaras as a bedroom project. Joined by Antonio Gualco (drums) of Fine Steps, Adam Finken (guitar) of Blasted Canyons, and Ryan Hansen (bass), these dudes came out the gate a well-seasoned outfit from their first show and only get better with each live performance.

Listen to “Thought I Could Know”
Watch the video for “Anyone And Everyone” courtesy of Impose Magazine.

Catch them at these upcoming shows:

1/7 – Hemlock Tavern, San Francisco w/ Vasas, Part/Human
1/8 – El Rio, San Francisco w/ Hibou
1/31 – The Night Light, Oakland w/ Mall Walk, Stalls

GARDENS stream Death In The Family

Chicago indie rockers GARDENS are streaming their new album Death In The Family on Propertyofzack  Death In The Family was recorded with Ryan Ellery (Self Defense Family) at The Panda Studios and was mastered by Piper Payne at Michael Romanowski Mastering.