Joyce Manor and Toys That Kill announce split, tour (2014)

Today Joyce Manor and Toys That Kill have shared tracks from their upcoming split 7″, out December 9 on Recess Records.  The bands have also announced a west coast tour in support of the release.

12/12 – Camarillo, CA @ Rock City

12/13 – Sacramento, CA @ Midtown Barfly

12/15 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project

12/16 – Vancouver, BC @ Koran Hall

12/17 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre

12/19 & 20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill

Youth Funeral ready EP, share “When It Pours”

Twelve Gauge Records kicks off the new year with the January 27 release of Youth Funeral’s new EP, See You When I See You.

The San Francisco label released a pair of gems last year – the debut LPs by Nervous and No Sir – and now makes its return with one of the first essential records of 2015.

Youth Funeral’s See You When I See You was engineered, mixed, and mastered by Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere, Magrudergrind) at Dead Air Studios. The New Hampshire band paint in colors familiar to fans of screamo’s old guard – the full-throttle blasts of Jeromes Dream and Usurp Synapse, the melodic detours of Saetia and Off Minor – but these kids own their sound. No tribute act, Youth Funeral know their history but this music is theirs. From the chaotic to the serene, they play it like they mean it.

And, wow, can they play. Emotion counts for more than musicianship amongst many bands in the genre; Youth Funeral are that rare bunch that possess heart and technique, both. When they’re going hard, they’re frantic and dizzying. When they’re gentle, they’re lulling us with the iciest interludes.

Stream Youth Funeral’s “When It Pours,” off See You When I See You, exclusively via BrooklynVegan.

Twelve Gauge Records will release See You When I See You as a limited pressing of 500 vinyl 7″ EPs and as a digital download.

Sense Field’s Tonight and Forever gets reissue on vinyl

Seattle based independent label Spartan Records has announced plans to release influential post-hardcore/emo band Sense Field’s landmark album, Tonight and Forever, on vinyl for the first time ever on December 16. The limited edition vinyl will be available exclusively at Spartan Records’ website on hot pink (200), hot pink/sea blue swirl (100), milky clear with hot pink, purple, orange and electric blue splatter (100) and hot pink in dark purple in milky clear (100). Pre-orders are available now at


Pallbearer announce tour dates (2014)

Pallbearer’s sophomore full-length, Foundations Of Burden, was released this past August and delves even deeper into Pallbearer’s melodic contexts, adding a new and compelling dimension to music which has long since proven itself to be inexorably captivating.

Pallbearer just wrapped up the first leg of their North American headlining tour (primarily East Coast dates and an appearance at Fun Fun Fun Festival in Austin, TX), but will head right back out on December 2 to canvas the Midwest and West Coast. Check out the full tour routing below, which features Solstafir and Mortals supporting Pallbearer on this run.

December 2  Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory #

December 3  Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar #

December 4  Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #

December 5  Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy #

December 6  San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #

December 7  San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill #

December 9  Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater #

December 10  Vancouver, VC @ Biltmore #

December 11  Seattle, WA @ Barboza #

December 12  Boise, ID @ The Shredder #

December 13  Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #

December 14  Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #

December 16  Lawrence, KS @ The Riot Room #

December 17  Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock #

December 18  Chicago, IL @ Subterranean #

December 19  St. Louis, MO @ Firebird #


# w/ Solstafir, Mortals

Brass Bed release 7″, play shows (2014)

Following on the heels of their highly acclaimed 2013 LP, The Secret Will Keep You, Brass Bed’s newest 7″ is out now on MA’AM Records.  Fans can purchase it on limited vinyl at Bandcamp and / or stream “Be Anything” b/w “Mind The Gap” here:

Sweating their way through tour fever, exhaustion, and the last round of shows supporting 2013’s The Secret Will Keep You, Brass Bed entered The Loading Dock studios in Sacramento’s fruit-packing district with Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Ty Segall) to blast out a three song set on a chance collaboration.  Woodhouse’s breakneck tracking speed and explosive guitar treatments collided with a Brass Bed line-up well-honed in dynamic, incandescent performances from nearly a year on the road. The result was an unlikely marriage of aesthetics boiled quickly in a summer heat that resulted in a raw, unsettled, lunging, leaning, and skuzzy version of a band heretofore known for its song craft and precision, all captured live to 16 tracks of two-inch tape.

While the three-song session would serve as the cornerstone of the band’s upcoming fourth LP (much of which was also recorded with Chris at the Dock) the material as it sat right on the tape, mixed in a fury of caffeine and beer, was just too good to languish on a reel. Recorded with the shortest distance from sweaty performance to wax, and presented in its purest form, the band shares “Be Anything” b/w “Mind the Gap” and a glimpse of what’s to come.

Here are a couple of shows the band have announced:

11.21.14 – Lafayette, LA @ Blue Moon Saloon
11.22.14 – New Orleans, LA @ Publiq House

Don’t miss their incredible performance at NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert series from last winter.

Unwed Teenage Mothers share “Nothing Will Ever Get Any Better”

Mississippi up-and-comers Unwed Teenage Mothers have released a new single titled “Nothing Will Ever Get Any Better” – the first track revealed from the band’s debut LP Goodnight Girls, due out on January 13, 2015 via Bleed 101 Records. referred to the band’s sound as having a “good-times power pop vibe,” and also compared them to Texas punkers The Marked Men.

The new album Goodnight Girls was recorded live by Andrew Ratcliffe at Tweed Recording in Oxford, MS over the course of three days. In addition to releasing a new album, the band has also landed an impressive number of sync placements with nationally acclaimed TV shows like The Fosters and About a Boy, and with major brands like Vans Shoes.

For more information on Unwed Teenage Mothers, be sure to follow the band on Facebook and Tumblr.

“Nothing Will Ever Get Any Better” on Soundcloud:

Kill Brand launches Winter/Holiday line

Kill Brand has launched its 2014 Winter/Holiday line. Check out the look book here and then go behind the scenes and hang with the models at the holiday line photo shoot in this new video.

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Joe Dennis shares “Black Carl in the snow”

Our homey Joe Dennis from Akron’s Ultrasphinx (and formerly of Party of Helicopters and The Man I Fell In Love With) has released a new song to Soundcloud.  Enjoy “Black Carl in the snow” here:

Andrew Bryant shares “Lose Your Shit” from forthcoming record

Andrew Bryant, who some may recognize from Water Liars, has shared a song from his forthcoming solo record.  This Is the Life drops via Sleep Recordings on January 27, 2015. Keep an eye out for tour dates as well, as Andrew will be touring in support of the new album in December and early 2015.

Total Control share video for “Flesh War”

Melbourne’s Total Control hit us with a new video “Flesh War” from their latest gem, Typical System. Released earlier this year on Iron Lung Records, their second full length received mass critical acclaim and is their hardest hitting album yet.


Total Control emerged from Australia’s dynamic punk scene in ’08, releasing a succession of 7″s that developed from an aggressive post-punk band sound to studio forays into electronic forms from minimal wave to house. Subsequently, they have released four very different records: a split 12″ with Thee Oh Sees, a 7″ single on Sub Pop, a house remix 12″ and 2011′s Henge Beat. Typical System develops on the incongruent demands of their debut LP and ensuing releases – a further development on their continually evolving sound.