Entries for August, 2013

From The Horse’s Mouth: Agata and Yako (Melt Banana) on fetch

Japan’s speediest purveyors of experimental but melodic grindcore Melt-Banana are releasing their 10th album, fetch on October 1. Fetch scrapes glam shimmers off punk’s outermost fringes and forges them into a technical and intense dreamscape.  Agata’s guitar riff’s are bright and fractured and the whip-like crack of Yako’s signature staccato vocals and impossible to memorize lyrics [...]

Cobra Skulls announce shows (2013)

Cobra Skulls have announced some shows on their way to The Fest in Gainesville. This is the first announcement of dates since they said in January that they’d be taking a break from touring to focus on writing and recording. Date City Venue Support October 25, 2013 Sparks, NV The Alley La Plebe, Beercan   [...]

Burnt Books ready self-titled debut for cassette, LP, tour (2013)

Following its digipak/digital release in January via At A Loss Recordings, this week the label releases the info for the pending LP and cassette versions of the self-titled debut full-length from Columbia, South Carolina’s Burnt Books.  Both new formats are set to hit on September 24, the first pressing of the wax will be made [...]

Courtesy Drop premiere track, ready Animal Style debut

Nashville, TN’s Courtesy Drop have announced an October 15 release date for their upcoming Animal Style Records debut, Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love To. Frontman and chief songwriter Paul Chalos describes the record as written from three different perspectives: depression, complacency, and reflection. Brooklynvegan is premiering a track off the forthcoming release [...]

Guttermouth announces tour dates with Agent Orange (2013)

Guttermouth and Agent Orange will be touring together beginning next month. Here are the dates: Date Venue City Sept 20 Backstage Bar Las Vegas, NV Sept 21 Burt’s Tiki Lounge Salt Lake City, UT Sept 22 Neurolux Boise, ID Sept 24 The Shakedown Bellingham, WA Sept 25 El Corazon Seattle, WA Sept 26 Dante’s Portland, [...]

Death Cab For Cutie to release Transalanticism Tenth Anniversary Edition

It’s been 10 years since Death Cab for Cutie delivered the Transatlanticism LP, but a recent press release confirms that Barsuk will issue the Transatlanticism Tenth Anniversary Edition on October 23 on vinyl and as a digital download. This will be the first pressing of the LP proper in years. The vinyl edition remains the [...]

From The Horse’s Mouth: Cory Brandan (Norma Jean) on Wrongdoers

Atlanta-based, Grammy-nominated hardcore act Norma Jean are veterans of the scene, having sold over 416,000 combined units in the United States.  More importantly, they are esteemed for their aggressively artful sound which has garnered critical praise around the world as evidenced by the overwhelmingly positive press that greeted the band’s previous Razor and Tie album [...]

State Faults prep LP for No Sleep Records

Northern California post-hardcore band State Faults has announced plans to release their sophomore studio album, Resonate/Desperate, via No Sleep Records on November 12.  In anticipation, the band has debuted a new track called “Meteor” today at AltPress.com and has launched a pre-order for the upcoming record at http://nslp.co/statefaultspo. Stream State Faults’ new song “Meteor” now [...]

A Loss For Words reveal deets of new LP, tour (2013)

Boston rock band A Loss For Words has revealed details for their new LP, Before It Caves, which will be released on October 8 via Velocity/Rise Records. ALFW will be supporting the record on this fall’s The Lost Boys Tour, along with co-headliner Handguns. The trek, presented by New Noise Magazine and Loud & Obnoxious [...]

Heart Sounds announce east coast dates in support of third album (2013)

Bay Area punk band Heartsounds has announced a short run of East-Coast tour dates in support of their upcoming, third full-length album which is scheduled for release on October 15 via Creator-Destructor Records.  Follow https://www.facebook.com/heartsoundsband for upcoming news and information about the new album.  Oct 24 – Allston, MA – O’Brien’s Pub (w/No Trigger) Oct 25 – [...]