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The Banner share “Crippling Despair,” play shows (2014)

New Jersey’s The Banner are set to release Greying, their third album, via Good Fight Music on December 9.  The record was produced by Will Putney (The Acacia Strain, Body Count) and is their first new full-length in six years. Stream “Crippling Despair,” off Greying, here. See them at upcoming dates with Sheer Terror, Vision of Disorder [...]

Chumped share “Name That Thing,” tour (2014)

Chumped have won hearts and fans with the release of their latest EP That’s The Thing Is Like…, which showcases their signature crunchy, melodic bummer-punk.  The band is set to release their debut LP Teenage Retirement on November 18 via Anchorless Records and today NPR Music premiered “Name That Thing” a new track from the [...]

Black Clouds share “And Then I Dove”

Collect Records, the independent label founded by Geoff Rickly (Thursday/No Devotion/United Nations), and Washington DC’s Black Clouds have released another song from the band’s forthcoming full-length album titled Dreamcation. Premiering over at NPR Music, “And Then I Dove” is another showcase of the band’s mammoth soundscapes and can be streamed HERE. Produced by the acclaimed [...]

Beauty Pill sign to Butterscotch Records

After over a decade with Dischord Records, the DC-based band Beauty Pill has signed with the new New York-based label Butterscotch Records. Of the label switch, Beauty Pill’s Chad Clark says: “I will always feel love and gratitude toward Dischord. I don’t know where I’d be in my life if it weren’t for Ian MacKaye [...]

Jagjaguwar signs Viet Cong, band tours (2014)

Calgary four-piece Viet Cong will be releasing their much anticipated self-titled debut LP January 20 on Jagjaguwar (and Flemish Eye in Canada). The label is familiar territory and fitting for two of its members, who previously played in the now defunct and much loved art rock band Women. The seven songs that make up Viet Cong are [...]

No Sleep Records sign Somos, band tours (2014)

Huntington Beach based No Sleep Records is proud to welcome rising Boston based rock band Somos to the label’s growing family. After a few years building a solid audience in New England, Somos finally arrived on the scene with their debut album Temple of Plenty in early 2014. Described by Pitchfork “as no-frills and trend-averse [...]

Child Bite ready EP, tour (2014)

Michigan punk/metal misfits, Child Bite, will unleash the noxious fruits of their Strange Waste EP later this Fall via Housecore Records.  Strange Waste serves as the follow-up to the band’s Morbid Hits EP, a collection of Anal Cunt covers with Philip H. Anselmo on vocals, released earlier this year. Despite clocking in at a mere [...]

Gates ready debut, tour (2014)

New Jersey post-rock band Gates has added a handful of new dates to their upcoming fall tour, including shows with Boysetsfire and a headlining run leading up to their tour with Foxing. More dates will be announced soon. Gates will be on the road later this month in support of their upcoming, debut full-length record, [...]

Topshelf and Storm Chaser reissue The Jazz June classic

Topshelf Records and Storm Chaser Records (the label run by Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It.) are teaming up to release The Jazz June’s classic 2000 album The Medicine for the time ever as a double vinyl, gatefold jacket LP with reworked artwork and printed dust sleeves. Each label will have an exclusive variant [...]

Hostage Calm announce break up

Hostage Calm have announce that they have broken up and have canceled all upcoming shows. This from their Facebook: “Hostage Calm has broken up. It’s too soon, it’s too young, and it hurts too much. All planned shows are canceled. We are still figuring out if and when there will be any final shows. I [...]