Joyce Manor ready Cody for Epitaph, tour (2016)

Acclaimed Californian band Joyce Manor have shared a new video for their song “Fake I.D.” at The Fader. The video was directed by Christopher Good and it features the band performing like you’ve never seen them before. The band’s anticipated album Cody arrives in stores this October 7, care of Epitaph. It is the follow-up to the band’s 2014’s critically-lauded record Never Hungover Again.
Here’s the first look at the Joyce Manor video for “Fake I.D.” at The Fader:
While the band’s Epitaph debut Never Hungover Again was recorded in a mere ten days, Cody is the result of two months in the studio with renowned producer Rob Schnapf, credited on classics by Elliot Smith, Guided By Voices, Saves The Day and Rancid among others. The result is a record that dares to be humble, intimate and unapologetically human. Cody is the album where the band moves past simple pop and punk. It’s a moment for clarity and creative renewal. Without losing any of the emotional power fans love, the band is defiantly looking towards the future.

Pre-orders for Cody are available at Joyce Manor will embark on a headlining tour this fall with The Hotelier and Crying as support.


1. Fake I.D.
2. Eighteen
3. Angel In The Snow
4. Do You Really Want To Not Get Better?
5. Last You Heard Of Me
6. Make Me Dumb
7. Over Before It Began
8. Reversing Machine
9. Stairs
10. This Song Is A Mess But So Am I


Oct 05 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
Oct 07 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Oct 09 Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
Oct 10 Missoula, MT – The Badlander
Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby
Oct 12 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
Oct 14 Burnsville, MN – Garage
Oct 15 Chicago, IL – Metro
Oct 16 Detroit, MI – El Club
Oct 18 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
Oct 19 Boston, MA – Sinclair
Oct 20 Boston, MA – Sinclair
Oct 21 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Oct 22 Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church
Oct 23 Baltimore, MD – Otto Bar
Oct 24 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex
Oct 25 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Oct 27 St. Louis, MO – Blueberry Hill
Oct 28 Lawrence, KS – Granada
Oct 29 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street Collective

10/5-10/29 The Hotelier, Crying support

American Football ready LP for Polyvinyl, share “I’ve Been So Lost For So Long”

On October 21 Polyvinyl Records will release American Football. The new self-titled sophomore album from the celebrated band comes seventeen years after their debut. The first single “I’ve Been So Lost For So Long” is available to hear now on SoundCloud, and on all DSPs tomorrow, August 24th. The band will play a series of album release shows in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, and London over the coming months. Tickets go on sale Friday, August 26th, with pre-sale bundles available in the US and the UK on the 24th and 25th respectively- full show details below. American Football will be released in the UK and Europe via Wichita Records.

Stream “I’ve Been So Lost For So Long” via SoundCloud on Pitchfork

Pre-Order American Football on Limited Edition Vinyl and More

via Polyvinyl Records

Not long after Polyvinyl Records released American Football’s self-titled debut album in 1999, the band called it quits, having only played a smattering of Champaign-Urbana college house parties and sets at small clubs like Chicago’s legendary Fireside Bowl before taking their own divergent post-undergrad paths. Such an inauspicious turn of events made what followed all the more incredible. Over time, the record went on to become one of Polyvinyl’s best-selling releases to date, and ended up serving as “one of the single most influential rock records of its time” according to Noisey and many others. “No other flash-in-the-pan band seems to have connected so strongly and with as many people as American Football did,” wrote Stereogum. To most everyone that found them after the fact, the band was no more than an apparition. The record the only artifact left behind as a timeless snapshot of a group of individuals in transition, newly discovered each year by a fresh crop of music fans reaching a similar inflection point in their own lives.

When American Football announced in 2014 that they would play live for the first time in 15 years, the built up appreciation for that eponymous LP physically manifested itself as they sold out 3 nights at Webster Hall in New York City in a matter of hours, and then went on to do the same at venues around the world. A quarter of a lifetime removed, and at times thousands of miles away from the house on the sleepy street in the middle of Illinois depicted on their debut album’s iconic cover, they found themselves playing to sold out crowds that numbered in the thousands in London, Tokyo, Barcelona and beyond.

The forthcoming album American Football finds the band with new material that takes them on a serendipitous detour down a familiar road. It is replete with the swelling emotions that might be spurred on by locked away memories unearthed by a familiar scent or crack in the concrete, or the rush of warm apprehension when coming face to face with a lover left before the fire was close to going out.  “The past still present tense” sings Mike Kinsella on “Home Is Where The Haunt Is”, but while the house on the cover and the title of the album are the same, they are made strange by time and new found perspective. “We’ve been here before,” he declares on album opener “Where Are We Now?”, “but I don’t remember a lock on the door.

At a time when reunions have become rote, American Football is decidedly an anomaly. There is no past glory to relive or reignite, nor the burden to branch out and break from a well-worn formula. Seventeen years later everything still feels brand new, because for them it is. They are a band that for one reason or another closed the lid on their creative output just as they were beginning an unforeseeable upswing, and are just now after a stasis returning to uncork it with the benefit of greater maturity and better musicianship. The sound is even more expansive, the lyrics less naive and more world-weary, the songs with greater depths to explore and layers to peel back throughout. “You can’t just forget all the other lives you’ve lived,” Mike Kinsella sings, and every single one of the nearly two decades worth of experiences since they last put pen to paper as American Football seem to bleed through on this record.

American Football is Steve Holmes (guitar), Mike Kinsella (vocals, guitar), Nate Kinsella (bass), and Steve Lamos (drums, trumpet). American Football was recorded this spring at ARC Studios in Omaha, NE and SHIRK Studios in Chicago, IL, and was produced by the band and Jason Cupp.

American Football (2016) Track Listing:

1. Where Are We Now?

2. My Instincts Are the Enemy

3. Home Is Where the Haunt Is

4. Born to Lose

5. I’ve Been So Lost for So Long

6. Give Me the Gun

7. I Need a Drink (or Two or Three)

8. Desire Gets in the Way

9. Everyone Is Dressed Up

Upcoming Tour Dates:


29 – Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre


28 – New York, NY – Terminal 5


11 – London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire

25 – Los Angeles, CA – The Ace Hotel Theatre

Touche Amore ready Stage Four, share video for “Skyscraper,” tour (2016)

Last week, Touché Amoré shared “Skyscraper” featuring guest vocals from singer-songwriter Julien Baker. It is known that Stage Four is an album about the passing of front man Jeremy Bolm’s mother. But more specifically, the song “Skyscraper” is about the time he and his brother took their mother to visit New York City before she was gone. Bolm explains:

“My mother always dreamed of New York City. Whenever I would travel there, she’d demand stories including hyper specific details of the buildings and a new tchotchke of a historic landmark. She had moved from Nebraska to California and was never able to travel east. When she was diagnosed with cancer, I knew I had to make the trip happen. In the spring of 2014, months before she passed, her dream came true. My brother, her and I hit every tourist location imaginable. Aside from the cancer making her weak, she had severe scoliosis which prevented her from being on her feet too long, so we pushed her all over the city in a wheelchair. It got us to the front of every line as if she were royalty to now everyone, not just me. Her eyes lit up in time square, and her mouth never lost a smile on the subway train. “Skyscraper” is a thank you letter to the city that brought her so much joy at a time when joy felt unattainable. Her ashes were buried in her small hometown in Nebraska I’ll likely never see again, but when I’m in New York City I feel her love.”

Stage Four is the band’s follow-up to their 2013 critically-admired album Is Survived By… . It was recorded in Studio City, California with producer Brad Wood. Stage Four will be released on September 16th and pre-orders are available at


Sep 02 Denver, CO – Riot Fest
Sep 08 New York, NY – Terminal 5
Sep 24 Pomona, CA – Fox Theater Pomona
Oct 12 Omaha, NE – Waiting Room
Oct 13 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
Oct 14 Lansing, MI – The Loft
Oct 15 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Oct 16 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
Oct 17 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room
Oct 18 Toronto, ON – Mod Club
Oct 20 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod Beeblebrox
Oct 21 Montréal, QC – Bar Le Ritz
Oct 22 Providence, RI – Met Café
Oct 23 Hamden, CT – The Ballroom
Oct 24 Oneonta, NY – SUNY Oneonta Hunt Union Ballroom
Oct 25 Asbury Park, NJ – House of Independents
Oct 27 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
Oct 28 Virginia Beach, VA – Shaka’s
Oct 29 Wilmington, NC – Ziggy’s
Oct 31 Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theater
Nov 01 Louisville, KY – The New Vintage
Nov 02 St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway
Nov 03 Little Rock, AR – Revolution Music Room
Nov 04 Austin, TX – Sound on Sound

Aug 17-19 with Ceremony
Sep 8 (with Basement) & Sep 24 (with Balance & Composure) co-headline dates with Hum
Oct 12-Nov 3 with Tiny Moving Parts and Culture Abuse

O’Brother share “Burn” studio video, to tour with Dillinger Escape Plan (2016)

Atlanta quintet O’Brother is thrilled to announce that they will be joining The Dillinger Escape Plan on their final tour this fall as main support. The 35-city tour will kick off in Baltimore, MD on October 12th and hit most major cities before wrapping up back on the East Coast in mid-November. O’Brother is touring in support of their latest full-length Endless Light.

The band has also announced their return to Atlanta, where they’ll play this year’s The Stuffing on November 23, marking their first hometown show in support of the new release. This year’s lineup includes curators Manchester Orchestra plus Citizen, Into It. Over It., All Get Out, and more. Tickets and more information can be found here:

To celebrate the announcement, O’Brother release the studio video of “Burn,” a track from Endless Light which perfectly marries their brand of spacey, atmospheric rock and thundering heaviness:

Endless Light is the third full-length album from O’Brother.  Released earlier this year via Triple Crown Records/Favorite Gentlemen, the album was produced by longtime collaborator and supporter Andy Hull (Manchester Orchestra, Bad Books) and Brad Fisher. Endless Light sees the band pushing their sonic boundaries even further, with Red Bull calling the set “…their most haunting yet…” and Noisey remarking it as “thick and rich, and if you close your eyes, it feels like you’re being enveloped into it.”

Catch O’Brother out this fall as main support for The Dillinger Escape plan on their final outing. Check out full dates below and for the most up to date information, please visit

O’Brother Tour Dates Supporting The Dillinger Escape Plan
October 12 @ Soundstage in Baltimore, MD
October 13 @ Fete in Providence, RI
October 14 @ The Chance in Poughkeepsie, NY
October 15 @ Webster Hall in New York, NY
October 16 @ The Waiting Room in Buffalo, NY
October 17 @ Crofoot in Detroit, MI
October 18 @ HOB in Cleveland, OH
October 19 @ The Vogue in Indianapolis, IN
October 20 @ Pops in St. Louis, MO
October 21 @ Granada in Lawrence, KS
October 22 @ Marquis in Denver, CO
October 23 @ Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
October 25 @ El Corazon in Seattle, WA
October 26 @ Dante’s in Portland, OR
October 27 @ UC Theater in Berkley, CA
October 28 @ Brick by Brick in San Diego, CA
October 29 @ Beauty Bar in Las Vegas, NV
October 30 @ Regent in Los Angeles, CA
October 31 @ Marquee in Phoenix, AZ
November 1 @ Tricky Falls in El Paso, TX
November 3 @ Paper Tiger in San Antonio, TX
November 4 @ Trees in Dallas, TX
November 6 @ White Oak in Houston, TX
November 7 @ Southport in New Orleans, LA
November 9 @ Revolution in Ft. Lauderdale, FL
November 10 @ State Theater in Tampa, FL
November 12 @ New Mountain Theatre in Asheville, NC
November 13 @ Concourse in Knoxville, TN
November 14 @ Arizona Peaks in Greensboro, NC
November 15 @ Union Transfer in Philadelphia, PA
November 16 @ Paradise in Boston, MA
November 17 @ Metronome in Burlington, VT
November 18 @ Paramount Theatre in Huntington, NY
November 19 @ Webster Theatre in Hartford, CT

Dysrhythmia share “Severed and Whole” from forthcoming LP

“Severed And Whole” is the explosive new single to be deployed into the public domain from NYC-based instrumental metal tacticians, DYSRHYTHMIA. The new track hails from the band’s seventh studio full-length, The Veil Of Control, which is nearing release through Profound Lore in September.

Metal Injection is hosting the exclusive early stream of “Severed And Whole,” the song paired with an excellent write-up of the album, which includes, “Time in Gorguts, Krallice, Withered as well as solo efforts has Kevin Hufnagel, Colin Marston, and Jeff Eber in an ethos of accomplished musicians that many strive for.” The review proclaims of this new single specifically, “Like any great instrumental band, the track does not leave you wanting vocals. It is an important concept that master musicians like DYSRHYTHMIAare able to capitalize on and it is just one of multiple facets that makes the trio an influential force.”

Delve into DYSRHYTHMIA’s “Severed And Whole” at Metal Injection RIGHT HERE.

The previously-issued “Internal/Eternal” was also issued through Stereogum HERE.

Profound Lore will release The Veil Of Control on September 23.

Since their inception over seventeen years ago, NYC-based power-trio DYSRHYTHMIA has fully established themselves as one of the most notable progressive and unique instrumental metal bands.

With The Veil Of Control, DYSRHYTHMIA’s Kevin Hufnagel, Colin Marston, and Jeff Eber have once again created a new expression within their boundary-pushing repertoire. Conceived and executed within the confines of Menegroth, The Thousand Caves, in Queens, recorded, mixed and mastered by Marston, with artwork by Marston and Hufnagel, The Veil Of Control delivers six intense but seamless and expansive new works totaling nearly thirty-six minutes of instrumental technical metal perfection. The album sees Hufnagel solely using a twelve-string guitar on the LP, a facet that will go unparalleled within the niche genre of “instrumental progressive music”, demonstrating again the band’s importance within the scene.

Bad Sports ready 12″ for Dirtnap Records

Denton, Texas punks, Bad Sports, recently announced a new 12″ for Dirtnap Records and now they are back with a new track from the album.

While the band hasn’t released anything in a couple of years, the individual members have been anything but idle during that time. Orville Neely continues his slow takeover of the world with rock juggernauts OBN III’s (who have released 2 albums in the past 2 years) while Daniel Fried and Gregory Rutherford’s band Video got signed to Jack White’s label Third Man Records, and has been touring ever since. The pair have also been touring a ton as 1/2 of Radioactivity, who of course released the stunning Silent Kill LP on Dirtnap last year.

Originally conceived as a series of three singles, the band and label at one point realized that the individual 7 songs that were recorded worked very well as a piece, and decided to release them all together on a 12″ EP.

Living With Secrets represents another definite step forward for Bad Sports. Moving away from both the ebullient punk/power pop of 2011′s Kings Of The Weekend, and the anything-goes grimy punk of 2014′s Bras, this 12″ shows the band at their darkest, most powerful, and occasionally weirdest. The tone is dark, the lyrics are bleak and desperate, but the music is more dangerously catchy than ever. We always say this, but this truly is their strongest material yet.

All Get Out ready Nobody Likes A Quitter, tour (2016)

All Get Out has just announced they will be releasing their new record Nobody Likes A Quitter this fall via Bad Timing Records and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. The Nobody Likes A Quitter Tour begins October 27 and features Gates and Microwave. More information can be found at All Get Out’s website. A full list of dates can be found below.

Tour Dates:
10/27 – Nashville, TN – The End*
10/28 – St. Louis, MO – The Duck Room*
10/29 – Chicago, IL – Shubas Tavern*
10/30 – East Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar*
11/01 – Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
11/02 – Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Necktie
11/03 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East Club Upstairs
11/04 – New York, NY – The Studio At Webster Hall^
11/05 – Virginia Beach, VA – Young Veteran’s Brewing Company
11/06 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room
11/09 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theater
11/10 – Asheville, NC – Asheville Music Hall
11/11 – West Columbia, SC – New Brookland Tavern
11/12 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
11/13 – Orlando, FL – Back Booth*
11/15 – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown
11/16 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Jr.
11/17 – San Antonio, TX – Jack’s Patio Bar
11/18 – Dallas, TX – Three Links

* = no Microwave
^ = no Gates

SubRosa ready LP for Profound Lore, tour (2016)

Salt Lake City experimental doom band SubRosa are preparing for the August 26 release of their most triumphant and enveloping album to date; For This We Fought the Battle of Ages (Profound Lore).  The band has premiered another song off of the album – “Killing Rapture” – which is streaming now on Stereogum, who said, “SubRosa specialize in wistful, cinematic evocations of sorrow, but they can also put together a hell of a driving build-and-release setpiece, as evidenced by this tune’s second half.”

Continuing the momentum from 2013’s More Constant Than the Gods, which saw year-end acclaim in metal and mainstream outlets, For this We Fought The Battle of Ages brings a new awareness to SubRosa as one of the most prominent progressive metal bands from America today.  The band’s crushing monolithic sound canvas consists of a devastating mix of soul-crushing doom, innovative chamber music (solidified by the band’s two electric violin players) and balladry all filtered through the veil of American gothic tragedy. For This We Fought the Battle of Ages will push the band further as they prepare to unveil their most important and crucial album in their repertoire.

SubRosa will tour the globe extensively in support of For This We Fought the Battle of Ages – check out the band’s touring schedule announced for September through November, in the U.S., Europe and UK, below.

For This We Fought the Battle of Ages Tracklist (pre-order):

1.  Despair Is A Siren

2.  Wound of the Warden

3.  Black Majesty

4.  Il Cappio

5.  Killing Rapture

6.  Troubled Cells


August 26  Las Vegas, NV @ Psycho Las Vegas *Record Release Show*

September 2  Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro *Record Release Show*

September 22  Berlin, Germany @ Urban Spree ^

September 23  Wroclaw, Poland @ Asymmetry Festival ^

September 24  Prague, Czech Republic @ Modra Vopice ^

September 25  Wien, Austria @ Viper Room ^

September 26  München, Germany @ Feierwerk ^

September 28  Milano, Italy @ Lo-Fi ^

September 29  Bologna, Italy @ Freak Out ^

October 1  Nijmegen, Netherlands @ Merleyn ^

October 3  Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklang ^

October 5  Oslo, Norway @ Bla ^

October 9  Koln, Germany @ Underground ^

October 10  Paris, France @ Espace B ^

October 11  London, UK @ Underworld *

October 12  Birmingham, UK @ Rainbow *

October 13  Manchester, UK @ Rebellion *

November 12  San Diego, CA @ Hideout

November 13  Glendale, CA @ Complex

November 14  Oakland, CA @ Golden Bull

November 15  Sacramento, CA @ Starlite

November 16  Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios

November 17  Vancouver, NV @ Cobalt

November 18  Seattle, WA @ Highline

November 19  Boise, ID @ Neurolux

December 10  Denver, CO @ Black Sky Fest

^ w/ Sinistro

* w/ Darkher

Peaer ready LP for Tiny Engines, play shows (2016)

Tiny Engines recently welcomed Purchase, NY’s Peaer to their roster. The label will issue the band’s new Self-Titled full-length in September of 2016. The album is now available for Pre-Order on LP or CD.

You can stream the first single from Peaer’s Self-Titled right now. “Pink Spit” is premiering exclusively on Stereogum.

Peaer has some upcoming shows. Current dates listed below. More to come soon.

Performing with a rotating lineup of musicians, Peaer is an object set in motion, staying in motion. Songwriter Peter Katz (formerly of Fugue, Poverty Hollow, Suns) has an understanding of dynamics, amplitude, and melody as they interact as physical bodies, pushing, pulling, peaking and falling. Consequently, Peaer produces songs about communication as a force on a linguistic and kinetic level communication between individuals, between yourself and other self, between your heart and your brain.

Peaer Self-Titled is Peaer’s second record, following the release of the home recorded debut the eyes sink into the skull in September of 2014. the eyes sink into the skull offered songs ranging from contemplative, melancholic slowcore to sparkling and intricate math rock. Peaer Self-Titled, however, recognizes and references these motifs, but pushes them further. Performed and recorded with the help of Max Kupperberg (Bruise, ex-Palehound) on drums and Michael Steck on bass guitar, Peaer offers higher energy, shorter form, stronger hooks, with emphasis on economy, cohesion and balance.

AUG 27 – New Haven, CT @ Lyric Hall (solo)

SEP 03 – Troy, NY @ TBA
SEP 04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Summers End Festival

Kindling release Everywhere Else via No Idea, play shows (2016)

Easthampton, MA’s Kindling (featuring members of Ampere) will released their debut LP on No Idea. Titled Everywhere Else, the LP will follow up the band’s 2015 EP, Galaxies, also on No Idea.

You can stream Everywhere Else in full right now exclusively on Spin.

Everywhere Else: A vague sense of want, of escape, or of resignation. Reconciling the limitations of your surroundings with the endlessness of earthly potential. Kindling has made their home in this space: between the dirt and the stars, conscious of the weight of life’s anchors, trying to outpace and shed them. Building on the foundation of 2015′s Galaxies EP, the band has zoomed out on the map to present a fuller view of their topography: the succinct punk-influenced noise-pop of Galaxies refocused into what is at turns scorchingly anthemic and quietly understated fuzzed-out bliss on Everywhere Else. The band – led by Stephen Pierce and Gretchen Williams – spent a week at Sonelab in rural Easthampton, MA with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Pixies, Speedy Ortiz, Sonic Youth, etc.), resulting in a dynamically layered monolith of towering guitar noise & wistfully hazy vocals, balancing deafening heaviness with a lightness and beauty; a pop sensibility rarely found when the volume and attack ends up this far in the red.

From the opening barrage of Coma through the droning guitar outro of Became, Everywhere Else is a geography of peaks and valleys, demonstrating dramatic growth in the short months between it & the Galaxies EP. With their most clearly defined and ambitious set of songs to date, Kindling has taken a leap forward, exploring far beyond the outer reaches of the blueprints laid out thus far, at once cloaked in shadow and drenched in sunlight, celestial but distinctly of this world.

Upcoming Shows

SEP 16 – Asbury Park, NJ @ New Alternative Music Festival w/ California X, PS Eliot, Longings, Dyke Drama, Ought, Screaming Females, Tenement, etc
SEP 17 – Queens, NY @ Footlight w/ Dirty Dishes, Infinity Girl, Wild Pink