Fraternal Twin shares “False Alarm”

For the past several years, Tom Christie has been arranging an ever-twisting and shifting song of his own. Beginning in New York’s Hudson Valley where he grew up, Tom fleshed out the soft and intricate songs that became the first Fraternal Twin album Skin Gets Hot. Released quietly in the spring of 2015, the album passed from fan to fan and developed a cult reputation based on its uniquely intimate display of raw emotion.

Around this time, Christie got together a steady backing band comprised of Max Restaino on drums and David Grimaldi on bass. Together, they formed a much-needed backbone for the songs that Tom was writing while moving back and forth between upstate New York and a newly-adopted home in New Jersey. Before the year was done they were back in the studio at Salvation Recording Co. (New Paltz, NY) with engineer/producer Chris Daly as well as collaborators Leslie Bear (Long Beard), Aaron Maine (Porches) and Silas Reidy (Izzy True) to record the follow-up to Skin Gets Hot.

As it turns out, Homeworlding is an impressively natural progression from their debut. In the span of just under a half hour we hear Fleetwood Mac-indebted pop songs, Tom Verlaine-esque guitar leads, ambient composition and watery folk songs quickly passing by in a way that demands repeat listens in order to fully comprehend the depth of the lyrics and songwriting. And while these components all seem disparate on paper, they’re tied together by a very specific sensibility.

Noisey today premiered the first track from Homeworlding titled “False Alarm”. They write “Falling somewhere between Real Estate and Toro y Moi, “False Alarm” is a lovely little ditty that jangles the shit out of your nostaglic brain and evokes memories of endless summer nights of barbecues and beers and backyards.”

You could call it an astral peace or a zen headspace, but the commonality throughout Homeworlding is the acceptance of the vast world around you and the fact that your own fate is nearly always out of your control. The wind tugs at your arm-or the thing you threw rolls right back.. and all you can do is just let it happen.

Homeworlding is out October 14 on Ghost Ramp.

Tour Dates:

8/1 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Big Eater, Yucky Duster, Sea Ghost

8/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ 603 w/ Crosslegged, Daphne, Field Sleeper

9/30 – Kingston, NY @ BSP w/ LVL UP, Battle Ave

This Will Destroy you celebrate ten-year anniversary of Youg Mountain, tour (2016)

On June 6, 2006, Texas-bred instrumental rock ensemble This Will Destroy You unleashed their debut Young Mountain and never looked back. The album’s soaring guitar-lead dynamism, cascading cinematic passages, and jarring crescendos captured the hearts and minds of independent music listeners immediately upon release and has, a decade later, yet to loosen its grip. As Young Mountain celebrates its ten-year anniversary, a retrospective look at the six-track, thirty-six-minute composition shows quite clearly why it has always been considered a masterpiece by much of the band’s ardent international fanbase and still continues to permeate deeper into global consciousness to this day.

TWDY recently confirmed a short run of live dates this summer from August 23 through August 28 with Minus The Bear as well as four special anniversary shows this November which will celebrate Young Mountain as well as the band’s self-titled studio album, also nearing its ten-year mark. The band will be playing both records in their entirety in November. See all confirmed dates below.

The band will be reissuing Young Mountain on CD and digitally on October 28 and on LP (date TBD) via Magic Bullet Records. The reissue edition will come with an original, never-before-heard bonus track “Sleep.” Preorders will be available in the coming months.

Additionally, they recently launched an eBay charity auction where they auctioned off a special Young Mountain package that included the original drawing of the Young Mountain album cover by Christopher Royal King on a page torn from his geology notebook as well as the original limited cassette tape version of Young Mountain with fake fur casing made in 2005. The set was actioned off for nearly $500 which was donated to the Equality Florida Go Fund Me to benefit the victims of the Pulse Nightclub attacks.

THIS WILL DESTROY YOU w/ Minus The Bear:

8/23/2016 Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA
8/24/2016 Venue – Vancouver, BC
8/26/2016 Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA 2016 Suicide Squeeze 20th Anniversary Show
8/27/2016 Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR

8/28/2016 Knitting Factory – Spokane, WA

Ten-Year Anniversary Shows:

11/04/2016 Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA

11/05/2016 Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA

11/18/2016 Metro - Chicago, IL – Metro

11/20/2016 Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY

Toby Coke shares “Time Negator”

Infinity Cat Recordings recently announced the third year for their Infinity Cat Cassette Series, which is kicking off with a full length tape from Toby Coke!  You can listen to the title track from the tape now.

Toby Coke was born out of the time and isolation brought by relocating to a new city and his debut album Time Negator is rich, diverse, and driving, echoing themes of deprivation, reconciliation, addiction, and humanity at the point of the technological singularity.  The Time Negator full length cassette as a whole is a tightly wound offering of noise and rock & roll, thoughtful and anxious, but never losing hope. It’ll be out July 22nd on translucent red cassette, limited to 350.

Of course, the best way to guarantee you get your paws on Toby Coke’s debut tape is by subscribing to the Infinity Cat Cassette Series. If you’re new to the Cassette Series, here’s how it works: every other month, we release a new album by a band we love on limited edition cassette, with 50 tapes reserved for Cassette Series subscribers, who also get a secret bonus item with each tape. In the past, bands have given out handwritten postcards, signed polaroids, rubber duckies, condoms, handmade bracelets, even made a whole different cassette with a hidden song on it. Never know what you’re gonna get! Previous artists include Guerilla Toss, Colleen Green, Jaill, Rozwell Kid, Left and Right, Music Band, Daddy Issues, and more - looks pretty good, huh?

Once again, the Cassette Series is curated by the great Pizza Casey Weissbuch, features six of your new favorite bands, and is limited to 350 tapes total. Subscriptions tend to sell out pretty fast, so don’t say we didn’t warn you.  Subscribe here.

 

 

Thee Oh Sees share “The Axis,” tour (2016)

Thee Oh Sees have shared a new track from A Weird Exits, “The Axis” at The Fader, who say “the solemnly groovy ‘The Axis’ takes the album to a fuzzy end — a solid example of how Thee Oh Sees’s prolificness is matched by consistent quality.” In addition, they’ll be touring through November, all dates are below.

Upcoming Thee Oh Sees EU & US 2016 Tour Dates:

07-30 Denver, CO – Underground Music Showcase
08-05- 08-07 Happy Valley, OR – Pickathon Festival
08-14 Helsinki, Finland – Flow Festival
08-16 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser
08-18 Paredes, Portugal – Paredes de Coura Festival
08-19 Hasselt, Belgium – Pukkelpop
08-20 Berlin, Germany – Columbia Theatre
08-21 Biddinghuizen, Netherlands – Low Land Festival
08-23 Praha, Czech Republic – Futurum Music Bar
08-24 Zurich, Czech Republic – Mascotte*
08-25 Geneva, Switzerland – Palp Festival *
08-26 Asolo, Italy – Amo Festival
08-27 Ravenna, Italy – Hana-Bi
08-31 Tel Aviv, Israel – Arena
09-02 London, United Kingdom – Coronet !*
09-3 Leeds, United Kingdom – University Stylus !*
09-04 Dorset, United Kingdom – End of the Road Festival
09-06 Biarritz, France – Atabal *
09-08 Valada, Portugal – Reverence Festival
09-09 Granada, Spain – Planta Benja
09-10 Benidorm, Spain – Fuzzville
09-12 Barcelona, Spain – Apolo *
09-13 Toulouse, France – Bikini *
09-14 Paris, France – La Cigale *
09-15 Lille, France – Aeronef *
10-08 Miami, FL – III Points Festival
10-14 Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze 2016
10-15 Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze 2016
10-16 Joshua Tree, CA – Desert Daze 2016
11-01 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
11-02 El Paso, TX – Lowbrow Palace
11-04 Sherwood Forest Faire, TX – Sound on Sound Festival
11-05 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jack’s #
11-06 Memphis, TN – The Hi Tone Cafe #
11-07 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge #
11-09 Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall #
11-10 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts ^
11-11 New York, NY- Bowery Ballroom
11-13 Brooklyn, NY – Warsaw ^
11-15 Providence, RI – Aurora ^
11-16 Montreal, Quebec – La Tulipe
11-17 Toronto, Ontario – Danforth Theater
11-18 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
11-19 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
11-23 Missoula, MT – Stage 112
11-25 Seattle, WA – Neumos %
11-26 Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw Theatre %

# Amplified Heat
^ Straight Arrows
% Alex Cameron
* Magnetix
! Blind Shake

Lifted Bells to release Overreactor via Run For Cover Records

Chicago’s Lifted Bells, featuring members of Braid, Their / They’re / There, Stay Ahead of the Weather and more, are streaming their upcoming four-song 12″ Overreactor on Billboard today, in advance of its July 15 on Run For Cover Records.

Listen to Overreactor

Lifted Bells is Bob Nanna, Matthew Frank, Matt Jordan, Kyle Geib, and Seth Engel. Overreactor is currently available for pre-order via Run For Cover Records.

Though Overreactor isn’t the first release from Lifted Bells, the EP serves as a perfect introduction to the band for all of those unacquainted. The band’s first EP on Run For Cover Records is the third in their small-yet-impressive catalog. Overreactor is a demonstration of carefully crafted mathy-emo instrumentals, paired with the familiar emotion & insight that vocalist Bob Nanna has been working through for decades in various projects like Braid, Hey Mercedes & The City on Film.

Vinnie Caruana announces tour with Aaron Gillespi and Ace Enders (2016)

Vinnie Caruana has just announced a solo acoustic tour this fall with Aaron Gillespie (Underoath, The Almost) and Ace Enders (The Early November, I Can Make A Mess Like Nobody’s Business). Vinnie Caruana will be touring in support of his debut solo LP Survivor’s Guilt, out now in North America on Equal Vision Records and in the UK and Europe on Big Scary Monsters. Survivor’s Guilt is available now via Equal Vision Records and Big Scary Monsters.

Caruana will also begin his full band headlining tour down the West Coast July 12 in Seattle, WA. Tickets for this tour are available HERE. A full list of dates can be found below.

Tour Dates:
07/12 – Seattle, WA – The Funhouse
07/13 – Portland, OR - The Hawthorne
07/15 – San Francisco, CA - Thee Parkside
07/16 – Santa Cruz, CA - Catalyst Atrium
07/17 – Bakersfield, CA - B-Ryders
07/19 – Fullerton, CA - Slide Bar
07/20 – Los Angeles, CA - Los Globos
07/21 – San Diego, CA - Soda Bar
09/19 – Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall*
09/21 – Pawtucket, RI – The Met*
09/22 – New York, NY – The Studio at Webster Hall*
09/23 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at The Fillmore*
09/24 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Smiling Moose*
09/25 – Toronto, ON – The Hard Luck*
09/27 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot*
09/28 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen*
09/29 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness*
09/30 – Richmond, VA – The Canal Club*
10/01 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade*
10/02 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth*
10/15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Billboard Live*
10/16 – Denver, CO - Marquis Theater*
10/18 – Houston, TX – Walter’s Downtown*
10/19 – Austin, TX – Fine Southern Gentlemen*
10/20 – San Antonio, TX – Korova*
10/23 - Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge*
10/24 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues*
10/25 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room*
10/26 – Orangevale, CA – The Boardwalk*
10/28 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater*
10/29 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project*

* = w/ Aaron Gillespie and Ace Enders

Johnny Foreigner release Mono No Aware via Lame-O Records

Johnny Foreigner released their new album Mono No Aware on July 8 on Lame-O Records in the U.S. and Alcopop Records in the UK. Pre-orders are available now via Lame-O Records and Alcopop Records.

Johnny Foreigner will be touring the UK this July and Japan this September. A full list of dates can be found below.
07/15 – Steventon, UK – Hill Farms
09/20 – Shibuya, Japan – O-nest

Mozes and the Firstborn to release Great Pile of Nothing on Burger Records

Mozes and the Firstborn are to release their second record Great Pile of Nothing on Burger Records. The Dutch four-piece came out with their debut album on Burger Records two years ago. After that they toured extensively through Europe and the United States. Since its foundation in 2010, Mozes and the Firstborn has played almost 500 shows.

The past two years the band have been busy crafting new songs. A fresh musical direction was initiated earlier this year with the Power Ranger EP and a European tour alongside long-time Burger buddies together PANGEA. The new material is less garage rock oriented and has a more 90’s alternative high school rock vibe to it. The band recorded the album over a three-month period in the winter of 2015/2016 with drummer Raven Aartsen as producer. “It’s a pretty contemplative album”, says singer Melle Dielesen.

Both musically and lyrically the record explores a wide variety of emotions and atmospheres. Slacker banger ‘OC/DC’ is a tongue-in-cheek track about a rockstar afraid to leave the house because of his obsessive-compulsive behavior. “Crawl” is a hypnotic grunge jam that delves deep into the dark heart of sexuality. And Guided by Voices shouldn’t be ashamed to cover “Crybaby”, a powerpop gem about the little whining child that’s deep inside all of us. The record will be put out digitally, on CD and of course on vinyl, with beautiful artwork by Wolf Aartsen (brother of drummer Raven). After the release Mozes and the Firstborn will tour the Netherlands, United Kingdom and Europe.

Following the announcement of the album in early June, the band has shared the dark, “spaced out” “All Will Fall to Waste” via Gold Flake Paint, who say of the track, “It’s a darkly-woven atmosphere perpetuated by the steady, rhythmic pace of its five-minutes. An almost colourless passing of time, the track weaves sometimes-spirited vocals in to the underlying bed of bristling guitars and swampy percussion to make for a spaced-out jam that never really feels like its revealing its true intentions but feels all the more compelling because of it.”

Great Pile of Nothing will be released September 9, 2016 via Burger Records.

Refused donate money to Migrant Offshore Aid Station, tour (2016)

Refused has donated 100 percent of proceeds from their VIP / Meet & Greet tour packages to MOAS (Migrant Offshore Aid Station). The packages were sold on the band’s recent North American tour with Plague Vendor and The Coathangers; over $3k was raised and donated to the charity.

Refused Tour Dates:

Aug 2 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Aug 3 Baltimore, MD – Pier Six Concert Pavilion
Aug 5 Brooklyn, NY – Coney Island Amphitheater
Aug 6 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
Aug 7 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug 9 Boston, MA – Blue Hills Pavilion
Aug 10 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Amphitheatre
Aug 13 Toronto, Canada – Arrow Hall
Sept 16-18 Chicago, IL – Riot Fest

Aug 2-13 w/ Deftones

White Lung covers Guns N’ Roses, tours (2016)

Canadian punk band White Lung continue their ascent, with critical acclaim for their recent fourth album Paradise still rolling in, and a hefty U.S. tour is in route.

White Lung’s Mish Barber-Way recently performed a cover of Guns N’ Roses ‘Used To Love Her’ during the band’s SiriusXMU session. Listen to the cover HERE.

July 13 || Austin, TX – The Sidewinder*

July 14 || Dallas, TX - Club Dada*

July 16 || St Louis, MO - The Firebird*

July 18 || Bloomington, IN – Bluebird %

July 19 || Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom*

July 20 || Detroit, MI – El Club*

July 22 || Oro-Medonte, ON – WayHome Music & Arts Festival

July 24 || New York, NY – Panorama Music & Arts Festival

July 29 || Montreal, QC – Osheaga Festival

July 30 || Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall ^

August 1 || Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle ^

August 2 || Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel ^

Aug 3 || Pittsburgh, PA - Club Cafe ^

August 4 || Columbus, OH – Big Room Bar ^

Aug 5 || Milwaukee, WI - Turner Hall Restaurant ^

August 6 || Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club ^

August 8 || Winnipeg, MB – The Good Will ^

August 10 || Calgary, AB – Commonwealth ^

August 12 || Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios ^

August 13 || Seattle, WA – Neumos ^

August 15 || San Francisco, CA – The Independent ^

September 4-6 || Denver, CO – Riot Fest & Rodeo

September 16-18 || Chicago, IL – Riot Fest & Carnival

October 7-9 || Edmonton, AB – Up + Downtown Music Festival

* – w/ Plague Vendor

% – w/ Unknown Mortal Orchestra

^ – w/ Greys