Meek Is Murder ready Onward/Into the Sun

Meek Is Murder announced the May 5 release of its third full-length album: Onward/Into the Sun.

Check out Noisey’s exclusive premiere of “Outward,” a track off Onward/Into the Sun, along with a video from the recording session, here. As Noisey’s Brad Cohan warns, it’s a “face-ripping sonic assault of dizzying riffage and bloody-throated screamoidness… Damaged-era Black Flag in a car crash with metallic hardcore merchants Botch.”

Comprised of guitarist/vocalist Mike Keller (ex-The Red Chord), drummer Frank Godla (also of Enabler), and bassist Sam Brodsky, Brooklyn’s Meek Is Murder has cemented itself as one of that city’s new DIY powerhouses. Churning out six releases in six years and playing countless shows with a who’s who of modern-day heavy – Converge, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Retox, Fuck the Facts, Mutoid Man, Cult Leader, Loma Prieta, Old Wounds, and so on – Meek Is Murder is a machine with its controls set to “maximum.” Through a nonstop shedding of blood and sweat, what began as Keller’s bedroom solo project has evolved into a unique beast of a band and perhaps the most formidable live act in town.

Meek Is Murder’s third full-length album, the aptly titled Onward/Into the Sun, sees the band team up with Rising Pulse Records, the label founded by Candiria guitarist and fellow Brooklynite John Lamacchia. Out May 5th on Rising Pulse, the album is a collection of two separate EPs: the brand new Onward and 2012′s Into the Sun Where It Falls Off the Sky.

Onward was recorded by Kevin Bernsten (Full of Hell, Magrudergrind) at Developing Nations, while Into the Sun… was engineered and mixed by Kevin Antreassian (East of the Wall, Gridlink), produced by Jesse Korman of The Number Twelve Looks Like You, and released digitally by the band in 2012. Both EPs were mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Mastodon).

Catch them live here:

March 11 – Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus w/ Mutoid Man

Face To Face announce “Triple Crown” shows (2015)

Following its wildly successful and sold out three-night stand at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA in December 2014, the legendary Southern California punk band Face To Face announce their upcoming front-to-back, “Triple Crown” performances of their first three classic albums Don’t Turn Away, Big Choice and Face To Face in Chicago, IL, Dallas, TX, Denver, CO and New York, NY.

Bringing the “Triple Crown” run to additional markets across the U.S., Face To Face will also be including outtakes, b-sides from the era, fan favorites and songs from its extensive catalog each night on the tour.

Face To Face will be making the following appearances throughout 2015. Dates below.

APRIL
02 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
03 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
04 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
23 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
24 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
25 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill

MAY
01 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
02 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
03 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall
23 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
25 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

Whenskiesaregray ready LP, announce tour dates (2015)

Baltimore screamo/hardcore trio Whenskiesaregray announce tour dates in support of their self-titled LP being released via Mayfly Records on March 31 on vinyl/digital. You can stream Whenskiesaregray at Scene Point Blank and presales have started at Mayfly Records webstore. Tour dates below.

3/12 | Richmond, VA – 1 Minute Bread House
3/13 | Charlotte, NC – The Odd Room
3/14 | Columbia, SC – Queen Punx Palace
3/15 | Gainesville, FL – Loosey’s
3/16 | Panama City, FL – House Show
3/18 | Baton Rouge, LA – The Spanish Moon
3/19 | Houston, TX – Harrisburg Studios
3/20 | Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/21 | Austin, TX (SXSW)
3/22 | Fort Worth, TX – 1919 Hemphill
3/23 | Oklahoma City, OK – G’s Spot
3/24 | St. Louis, MO – Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
3/25 | Chicago, IL – The Friendzone
3/26 | Kalamazoo, MI – The Free Clinic
3/27 | Windsor, Ont – TBA
3/28 | Toronto, Ont – The Cavern Bar
3/29 | Montreal, QC – House Show
3/30 | Quebec City, QC – TBA
3/31 | Manchester, NH – The Modern Gypsy
4/1 | New Brunswick, NJ – The Cooler Ranch

Prurient prepares Frozen Niagara Falls for release

Known as America’s most prominent noise figurehead, for nearly 20 years under the moniker of Prurient, Dominick Fernow has created a sonic entity unlike any other in the realm of experimental, ambient, and noise music respectively.  Throughout a massive repertoire that consists of full-lengths, EP’s, splits, singles, limited cassette runs and 7” releases, etc., Prurient is one of the most important artists to define and reinvent the genre of noise music which in turn has made Fernow one of the premiere visionaries in the entire genre of experimental music.

Frozen Niagara Falls, Prurient’s first full-length album since the 2011 game changer Bermuda Drain, sees Fernow deliver the most ambitious and massive Prurient album to date.  A double-album clocking in at a near 90-minutes, this new Prurient album is set to define Fernow even more as a master within all the genres the band tends to crossover into.

In what encompasses moments familiar from the entire Prurient catalog along with creating something entirely new and different from what Prurient has previously done, Frozen Niagara Falls (in which its journey began to manifest in late 2013 and was finally completed on Valentine’s Day 2015) could very well be recognized as the Prurient magnum opus.

Watch the official album trailer here.

UnWed share “Raise the Kids,” play shows (2015)

UnWed recently announced their debut LP, Raise the Kids (out April 14 via 6131 Records) and now the band has returned with a new track and set of shows around the release.  The band, consisting of Neltie, Arty Shepherd, Jason Black, Matthew Kane, and Jeff Gensterblum, has also unveiled a track from the album (see Revolver debut)….

Listen/Post “Raise the Kids”

Although their members have made names for themselves for nearly 20 years in other musical endeavors, Brooklyn New York’s UnWed reaches far beyond anything in their combined history. Instead, the band bring their punk and indie roots to the table, amalgamating these influences with more traditionally heavy rock elements to create their unique sound. Add to the mix vocals provided by their powerful female singer and the overall result is undeniably interesting.

Following the release of their debut EP via No Idea Records, UnWed set out to write and record their first proper full length. The quintet teamed with an accomplished group of engineers, including Paul Leavitt, Ryan Jones, Brian McTernan, Will Beasley, and Travis Bacon, each with considerable resumes of their own. The end result, entitled Raise The Kids, captures a band bridging the gaps between hard rock, anthemic punk, and alternative with splendid precision.

Catch them live:

April 17th: Lansing, MI – Mac’s

April 18th: Chicago, IL – Reggie’s

April 19th: Pittsburgh, PA – Mr Roboto

April 30th: Brooklyn, NY – St Vitus (w/ As Friends Rust)

May 2nd: Boston, MA - TT The Bear’s Place

Groundwork reunite for show!

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Groundwork is reuniting for a show with Crudos, Dayton’s Cold Sore, and more.  Get the deets here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1374792186174519/permalink/1377709995882738/

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Trail of Dead announces tour dates (2015)

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, are celebrating their 20th anniversary of Source, Tags and Codes this year and have just announced a tour in celebration. The North American leg will be with Boyfrndz and Canada’s Your Favorite Enemies.

Here are the dates:

Mar 03 Club Dada – Dallas, TX *
Apr 24 Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK *
Apr 25 Ready Room – St Louis, MO *
Apr 26 The HI-FI – Indianapolis, IN *
Apr 27 Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL *
Apr 28 The Loving Touch – Detroit, MI *
Apr 29 Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Canada *
Apr 30 Mr. Smalls – Pittsburgh, PA *
May 01 Music Hall of Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY *
May 02 Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY *
May 03 Brighton Music Hall – Boston, MA *
May 04 Underground Arts: Black Box – Philadelphia, PA *
May 06 Rock N Roll Hotel – Washington, DC *
May 10 Gasa Gasa – New Orleans, LA *
May 11 Fitzgeralds – Houston, TX *
May 12 Korova – San Antonio, TX *
May 14 Holy Mountain Austin, TX *
May 15 Hole In The Wall Austin, TX *
May 28 The Marble Factory Bristol, United Kingdom
May 29 Der Ring – Grüne Hölle Rock Nürburg, Germany
May 30 Camden Rocks Festival London Borough Of Camden, United Kingdom
May 31 Rockavaria Festival Munich, Germany
Jun 02 Paddock – performing Source Tags & Codes Madrid, Spain
Jun 03 La 2 de Apolo – performing Source Tags & Codes Barcelona, Spain
Jun 05 Plisskën Festival Athens, Greece
Jun 07 Futurum Prague, Czech Republic
Jun 08 Arena Klosterneuberg, Austria
Jun 09 Rockhouse Grouarl, Austria
Jun 10 Culture Factory Zagreb, Croatia
Jun 11 Circolo Mane Padova, Italy
* w/ Your Favorite Enemies,Boyfrndz

My Goodness announce tour dates (2015)

Seattle’s burgeoning rock band My Goodness has announced a spring U.S. tour in support of their critically heralded new album, Shiver + Shake. The run of dates will include performances at the Treefort Music Fest in Boise, Canadian Music Week in Toronto and the Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, WA. Tickets are on sale NOW!

Follow the band now at  https://www.facebook.com/MyGoodness for additional updates.

My Goodness Tour Dates:

March 26 – Boise, ID – Treefort Music Fest

April 30 – Denver, CO – Marquis

May 2 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar

May 3 – Omaha, NE – Reverb Lounge

May 4 – St. Louis, Mo – Demo

May 6 – Cincinnati, OH – Motr

May 7 – Detroit, MI – Pike Room

May 8 – Toronto, ON – Canadian Music Week

May 11 – Chicago, IL – Schubas

May 12 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St. Entry

May 14 – Billings, MT – Pub Station

May 15 – Missoula, MT – Palace Lounge

May 24 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Music Festival @ The Gorge

Anti-Flag share American Spring details

Historically, Pittsburgh-based punk stalwarts Anti-Flag have always had important, socially conscious messages to convey and musical statements they’ve been driven to make. That ethos remains intact with their new album, American Spring, which is their Spinefarm Records debut and is due out on May 26.

“The songs of American Spring are an aggressive critique of the global social and political climate of 2015,” Anti-Flag explained. ” The entire American Spring package includes essays, personal liner notes, and further information behind the driving forces of each song, detailing ways for us all to take action against injustice in the world. The American Spring is now.”

On March 31, the first track of the album, “Fabled World” will be premiered worldwide.   Full album tracklisting is as follows:

AMERICAN SPRING

1)Fabled World

2)The Great Divide

3)Brandenburg Gate

4)Sky Is Falling

5)Walk Away

6)Song For Your Enemy

7)Set Yourself On Fire

8)All of The Poison, All of The Pain

9)Break Something

10)Without End

11)Believer

12)To Hell With Boredom

13)Low Expectations

14)The Debate Is Over (if you want it)

Self Defense Family ready splits with Creative Adult, Touche Amore, tour (2015)

Self Defense Family are one of today’s most prolific punk bands. Through countless releases and many musical contributors (they have had more than ten active members at any given time), their collective has grown in both sound and vision. Next Tuesday, the band will release two 7inch EP’s – one, a split with Creative Adult and the other, a collaborative release with Deathwish label mates Touche Amore – and the latter EP, titled Self Love, is streaming now in its entirety via VICE.  Listen here.

Self Love was created by 15 musicians working together as one band, all eventually captured by engineer Will Yip (Blacklisted, Title Fight) at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, New Jersey.   A-Side “Circa 95” is an upbeat combination of Touche Amore’s explosive emotional leanings and Self Defense Family’s trademark cynicism. As the song twist and turns, it peels and curls to reveal layers of guitars and dueling percussion. All while lyrically paying subtle homage to hardcore legends Unbroken. While B-Side “Low Beams” begins with a contagious jangle before erupting into an catchy sonic finale. Telling the story of nomadic displacement; the highs, lows, and in between that many who travel the open road experience.

Also to be released on March 10, via partnership with Deathwish Inc. and Run For Cover Records, Self Defense Family and California’s Creative Adult have penned a two-song split 7inch.  This album features the new SDF song “Somertron”, which is an experimental tangle of swirling guitar melody while vocalist Patrick Kindlon’s unmistakable storytelling swells into a beautiful, fracturing crescendo.  Creative Adult goes on to explore noisy, sometimes psychedelic sounds with an undeniable Dischord-styled edge and their song, “Americans”, meanders and builds as if were an ’85-era punk anthem.

Catch them on tour:

March 4 Brooklyn, NY @ St. Vitus #

March 5 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle #

March 6 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *

March 7 Storrs, CT @ Congregational Church *

March 8 New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall *

March 9 Washington, DC @ DC9 *

March 11 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter *

March 12 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 *

March 13 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade *

March 14 Gainesville, FL @ The Atlantic ^

March 16 McAllex, TX @ Galax Z Fair – Cine El Rey ^

March 24 Albuquerque, NM @ The Works %

March 25 Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room %

March 26 San Diego, CA @ The Hideout %

March 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Jewels Catch One %

March 28 San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill %

March 30 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court %

March 31 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater %

April 1 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown %

April 3 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar %

April 4 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen %

# w/ Creative Adult

* w/ Makthaverskan, Creative Adult

^ w/ Makthaverskan

% w/ Makthaverskan, Solids