Nightbeast share video for “King of Party Castle”



Dayton party alt-rockers Nightbeast can’t stop and won’t stop. Today they premiered the video for their rad dance jam “King of Party Castle,”from the It’s Different, I Guess EP at Ghettoblaster Magazine. The video was directed by Kyle Hartman, shot by Hartman and Luke Barrett and edited by Brian Dors.

The band is coming off a huge Summer that included regional touring and participation in several music festivals, including shows with Buddy Guy, J Roddy Walston and the Business and Mac Sabbath amongst others.

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Midnight Reruns share video for “Canadian Summer,” tour (2015)

Milwaukee, Wisconsin’s Midnight Reruns have teamed with New Noise Magazine to premiere their music video for “Canadian Summer” another cut of timeless guitar music from their upcoming sophomore full length, Force of Nurture, due out October 23 via Dusty Medical Records.

“Canadian Summer” starts subdued and builds to an energetic blast of big guitars and even bigger vocal hooks. The video finds the band taking a nostalgic trip through the practice space of their youth, fittingly accompanied by music that never gets old.

Produced by Tommy Stinson of The Replacements, Force of Nurture takes elements of punk, rock & roll, and power pop andl rolls them up into a charmingly loose package.

Preorders of Force of Nuture are available HERE.

Catch them live here:

10/22 Madison, WI @ Mickey’s
10/23 St. louis, MO @ FOAM
10/25 Knoxville, TN @ Preservation Pub
10/26 Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone Club
10/27 Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot
10/28 Athens, GA @ Go Bar
10/30 Gainesville, FL @ FEST 14
11/02 Richmond, VA @ TBA
11/03 Baltimore, MD @ TBA
11/04 Brooklyn, NY @ The Shop
11/05 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Neck Tie
11/06 Cleveland, OH @ TBA
11/07 Cincinnati, OH @ Cincinative
11/08 Bloomington, IL @ Crush Grove
11/09 Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/14 Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club (Record Release Show)
11/20 Green Bay, WI @ The Lyric Room

Teen Suicide sign to Run For Cover Records, play shows (2015)

Run For Cover Records is excited to announce the latest signing to their label, Teen Suicide.  The label re-issued the band’s debut LP I Will Be My Own Hell Because There Is a Devil Inside My Body and their two EPs DC Snuff Film and Waste Yrself digitally today and they will be available on vinyl on December 11, 2015.  Vinyl is  currently available for pre-order via Run For Cover.  Consequence of Sound ran a long interview with songwriter Sam Ray today detailing the re-issues and shedding new light onto the history of Teen Suicide, their cult following, and what playing this music is like for Ray today.  The band will appear at Run For Cover’s CMJ Showcase on Saturday, October 17th at Palisades.

Read the interview with Sam Ray

Teen Suicide is a band from Baltimore Maryland, initially active from 2010 to 2012, and again from 2014 onward. Originally a solo project of singer Sam Ray, the band has only recently settled into a permanent lineup after years of supporting musicians coming and  going. Their music is difficult to describe succinctly, drawing influence from any scene or style that they find personally interesting and valuable – from punk and nowave to power-pop, indie-rock, metal, country, noise, and various electronic/dance genres. Rather than feeling restless and scattered, these influences are united through a devotion to strong pop-songwriting that makes even their most outré moments feel necessary.

Current band members include – Sam Ray (vocals, songwriting, guitar, production), Sean Mercer (drums, vocals, production), John Toohey (guitar, vocals), & Alec Simke (bass)

Past band members include Sam & Alec, as well as Eric Livingston (drums), Caroline White (viola, vocals), Brian Sumner (drums) & Dexter Loos (drums)

Listen to I Will Be My Own Hell Because There Is a Devil Inside My Body

Listen to DC Snuff Film/Waste Yrself

Tour Dates:
10/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades (Run For Cover CMJ Showcase)
12/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right w/ Yvette, Diet Cig (Record Release Show)

Weyes Blood stream new EP, tour (2015)

Weyes Blood’s new EP Cardamom Times is out this Friday on Mexican Summer, and The Fader is now streaming this immeasurably beautiful collection of songs. From the reverb-soaked “Maybe Love,” the devotional, organ driven “Take You There,” to the much-praised “Cardamom” and “In The Beginning,” the EP is a quietly bold statement by one of folk music’s most adventurous contemporary practitioners. Natalie Mering effortlessly blends traditional styles with progressive production techniques to create music that is by definition timeless.

Stream Weyes Blood’s Cardamom Times EP at the Fader

Mering also recently released a performance filmed for La Blogotheque’s Takeaway Show, where she performs “Bad Magic” with harpist Mary Lattimore and plays “Cardamom” on the beach at dusk. Watch it HERE.

Weyes Blood will be opening a string of dates with Waxahatchee starting this weekend in support of the Cardamom Times EP.  Mering just came off a celebrated performance at Basilica Soundscape and dates with Little Wings.

Weyes Blood Tour Dates (all w/ Waxahatchee):

Oct. 11 – Baltimore, ND – Ottobar

Oct. 12 – Charlottesville, VA – Southern

Oct. 13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

Oct. 14 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In

Oct .15 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop

Oct. 16 – Louisville, KY – New Vintage

Oct. 17 – St. Louis, MO – Off Broadway

Oct2 18 – Lawrence, KS – Jackpot Music Hall

Oct. 20 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room

The Saddest Landscape play shows in support of new LP

Topshelf Records is set to release a new LP from The Saddest Landscape this month. Darkness Forgives is officially out on October 23 and is now available for Pre-Order. Digital pre-order on Bandcamp. The LP is proceeded by the Souls Worth Saving 7″ containing one album track and one non-album track. The 7″ is sold out but the digital is available now.

You can hear the second single from Darkness Forgives right now. The “Til Our Ears Bleed” video is premiering exclusively on Noisey along with a band interview.

The first single from Darkness Forgives and 7″ A-Side, “Souls Worth Saving” previously premiered on The AV Club.

You can hear the B-side from the Souls Worth Saving 7″ as well. “A Season Of Goodbyes” premiered on Brooklyn Vegan. You can also win tickets to the NYC Show courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan here.

The Saddest Landscape will be playing a trio of weekend dates in October and November to support the upcoming album. The band rarely plays outside of the Northeast so these shows are not to be missed! On the West Coast the band will be supported by State Faults. In the midwest, support comes from Empire! Empire! (i was a lonely estate). Boston and NYC shows supported by Vattnet Viskar. Full release shows itinerary below.

The Saddest Landscape is a long-running post hardcore act from the North Eastern United Sates. With passionate vocals and pummeling musical soundscapes, the band never relents nor wavers as they drag you through a maelstrom of emotion.

Since forming more than a decade ago in 2002, the band has accumulated an extensive discography of over 25 releases that include seminal splits with scene-favorites like Funeral Diner and Trophy Scars. After a brief respite in 2006 the band reconvened for a few European dates in 2008 which was followed by a self-released vinyl discography (All Is Apologized For. All Is Forgiven.) and the full-length You Will Not Survive on Panic Records.

Despite its members living hundreds of miles apart, time and distance has only enhanced The Saddest Landscape’s aggressive vitriol and drive. You Will Not Survive was followed up by splits with Pianos Become the Teeth and We Were Skeletons, 2012′s After The Lights LP, 2013′s Exit Wounded EP, a collaborative split release with label mates and friends My Fictions, and now- Darkness Forgives- the band’s 5th studio LP recorded over the summer of 2015 by Defeater’s Jay Maas.

Release Shows

w/ State Faults

OCT 23 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
OCT 24 – San Diego, CA @ Che Cafe
OCT 25 – La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY

w/ Empire! Empire! (i was a lonely estate)

NOV 06 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
NOV 07 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
NOV 08 – Lakewood Heights, OH @ Mahall’s Basement

w/ Vattnet Viskar*

NOV 13 – West Haven, CT @ The Crunch House
NOV 14 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs*
NOV 15 – New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall*

Radioactivity tour in support of Silent Kill (2015)

Radioactivity released a new album this summer called Silent Kill, and now they are heading back out on tour for a set of west coast dates.

Radioactivity’s first LP was rightly hailed as a sort of sequel to the Marked Men’s remarkable run through the first decade of the millennium, and while Silent Kill bears the unmistakable hallmarks of that band’s tightly wound “Denton sound,” Radioactivity can now lay claim to a sonic territory of their very own.  Frontman and chief songwriter Jeff Burke (the Marked Men, the Reds, the Potential Johns) has certainly done more than enough to earn pressure to follow up each release. But Silent Kill, which finds Burke backed by Marked Men compatriot Mark Ryan and two-thirds of Bad Sports (Daniel Fried and Gregory Rutherford), does more than merely match the virtues of its self-titled predecessor and has already won the band praise from the likes of Pitchfork, Billboard, Rolling Stone, NPR, Noisey, Impose, Ad Hoc, Dallas Observer, and more.  Admirers of Burke’s legacy will be not only satisfied, but pleasantly surprised.  Silent Kill is out now on Dirtnap Records!

See them on tour:

10/8 Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge

10/9 Vancouver, BC @ Cobalt

10/10 Victoria, BC @ Wheelie’s Motorcycles

10/11 Portland, OR @ Panic Room

10/13 Santa Rosa, CA  @ The Arlene Francis Center

10/14 San Francisco, CA @ the Hemlock Tavern

10/15 Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go

10/16 San Pedro, CA @ San Pedro Brewing Co

10/17 Pamona, @ VLHS

10/18 San Diego @ Soda Bar

Topshelf Records signs CLIQUE

Topshelf Records has signed Philadelphia’s CLIQUE to the label. Releasing their self-titled debut last year and playing alongside Modern Baseball, Sorority Noise, Hop Along, and Spraynard, CLIQUE will return to The Headroom, the studio owned by Joe Reinhart (Algernon Cadwallader, Hop Along) and Kyle Pulley (Dangerous Ponies, Thin Lips) in November to record their TBA sophomore album.

CLIQUE joins Nai Harvest, Donovan Wolfington, Wildhoney, Infinity Girl, Solids, and Lizard Kisses on Thursday, October 15th for Topshelf’s CMJ Showcase at Shea Stadium. The show is free, all ages, and is first-come, first-served. RSVP at

H2O stream Use Your Voice, tour (2015, 2016)

In advance of its October 9 release date, H2O have premiered the entirety of their new album Use Your Voice.  The band sat down with Tim Timebomb (Rancid) on his show on Sirius XM last night to chat and play the album, and now they are excited to stream the album online here on Bandcamp.  Additionally, if you missed the Sirius interview, it’ll re-air on Thursday, October 8 at 9pm PST / 12am EST and Sunday, October 11 at 9am PST / 12pm EST.

Use Your Voice is H2O’s first proper full-length in seven years, since 2008′s critically-acclaimed Nothing To Prove.  Recorded by Chad Gilbert (Producer, Nashville [who recorded vocals]) and Paul Miner (Engineer, Orange County, CA [who recorded music]), Use Your Voice is 11 songs of high-energy, high octane melodic hardcore punk that is sure to please any fan of the H2O’s impressive back catalog (which includes their 1996 self-titled debut, 1997′s Thicker Than Water [Epitaph], 1999′s F.T.T.W. [Epitaph], 2001′s Go [MCA], and landmark 2008 release Nothing To Prove [Bridge Nine]) and modern punk in all shapes and forms. On this new album, frontman and lyricist Toby Morse continues to deliver his direct and personal manifestos, with subjects spanning fatherhood (“Father Figure”), romantic relationships (“True Romance”), music fandom (“Popage”), social media philosophy (“#NotRealLife”) and more.

Following the release of Use Your Voice, H2O will embark on a 12-show European tour, followed by batch of U.S. tour dates in November and December, as well as a European jaunt in January on the Persistence Tour.  And lastly, if you haven’t seen their music video for “Skate!”, featuring skateboarding legend Steve Caballero, do that here.

October 10  San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheater – It’s Not Dead Fest

October 16 Lille, France @ Enchanteurs

October 17 Aachen, Germany @ Musikbunker

October 18 Eindhoven, Netherlands @ Dynamo

October 19 Paris, France @ Petit Bain

October 20 Lyon, France @ Warm Audio

October 21 Milano, Italy @ Decibel Club

October 22 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ Galahala

October 23 Budapest, Hungary @ A38

October 24 Krakow, Poland @ Fabryka

October 25 Bydgoszcz, Poland @ Estrada

October 26 Prague, Czech Republic @ Futurum

October 27 Maburg, Germany @ KFZ

November 12 Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s *

November 13 Detroit, MI @ Majestic Cafe *

November 14 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *

November 15 Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room *

November 17 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft *

November 18 Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground *

November 19 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs *

November 20 Howell, NJ @ GamechangerWorld *

November 22 New York City, NY @ Santos Party House *

December 3 Jacksonville, FL @ 1904

December 4 Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar

December 5 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth

December 6 Margate, FL @ O’Malley’s

January 14 Berlin, Germany @ Astra ^

January 15  Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit 36 ^

January 16 Oberhausen, Germany @ Turbinenhalle ^

January 17 Torhout, Belgium @ De Mast ^

January 19 Pratteln, Switzerland @ Z7 ^

January 20 Saarbrucken, Germany @ Garage ^

January 21 Munchen, Germany @ Backstage ^

January 22 Wiesbaden, Germany @ Schlachthof ^

January 23 Dresden, Germany @ Event Werk ^

January 24 Utrecht, Netherlands @ Tivoli ^


*w/ Angel Du$t and GIVE


Western Settings to tour with Gentlemen Prefer Blood (2015)

Western Settings and Gentlemen Prefer Blood have announced they’ll be touring the West Coast this winter (see dates below).

Western Settings will be supporting their album Yes It Is, while Gentlemen Prefer Blood will be jamming their latest release Used Books and Guns. Both albums can be streamed in full on the La Escalera Records Bandcamp here.

In addition to the upcoming tour, both bands will be playing at Fest 14 in Gainesville at the end of this month. All details can be found here.

December 02 - San Diego – The Tower Bar
December 03 - Oakland – The Golden Bull
December 04 - Portland, OR – Warehouse show
December 05 - Seattle, WA – The Kraken
December 06 - Seattle , WA – House show
December 07 - Bremerton, WA – The Charleston
December 08 - Tacoma, WA – TBD
December 09 - Portland, OR – Twilight Cafe
December 10 - San Francisco – The Hemlock
December 11 - Los Angeles, CA – Eagle Rock All Star Lanes
December 12 - Tijuana, Mexico – Moustache Bar/1250 Bar

For more details, check the tour’s Facebook event page.

Sound Check Chat interviews Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa

The 25th Sound Check Chat podcast with Joe Bonamassa, is live. The podcast is sponsored by Earthquaker Devices (, Ghettoblaster Magazine, and Frame Jump Music Videos.  The podcast is available here:

Although 38 year old bluesman Joe Bonamassa has 13 albums and a mountain of accolades under his belt, he’s surprisingly honest when it comes to his self-doubt and personal uncertainty when it comes to the future blues craft that he’s dedicated his life and career to. When the world lost B.B. King in May, Bonamassa acknowledges that the blues lost a great ambassador whose continued participation in the craft provided a litmus test for the genres strength and health. He, like many others, asks, “Who will carry that torch forward?”

Though this question has no simple answer, Bonamassa is putting a considerable foot forward, recently having wrapped recording on his latest LP, and undertaking the Three Kings Tribute show, which celebrates the music of his former tour mate B.B. King, as well as Freddie and Albert King.

Previous podcasts included interviews with Beach Slang, Boys Life, Afghan Whigs, Mineral, Grieves, The Jazz June, Lazer/Wulf and more.