Entries for January, 2014

From The Horse’s Mouth: Kyle Melton (Smug Brothers) on On the Way to the Punchline

In 2012 Smug Brothers set to work on the follow up full-length to their 2011 EP Treasure Virgins.  With then bassist Shaine Sullivan and guitarist Brian Baker, Smug Brother founders Don Thrasher and Kyle Melton recorded sever songs over the past few years for On the Way to the Punchline.  The Smugs engaged in a [...]

Bridge Nine Records sign Dead Ending

Bridge Nine Records have welcomed Chicago’s Dead Ending to their roster.  Featuring members of Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Articles of Faith and All Eyes West, Dead Ending is a no-frills, ‘80s influenced hardcore/punk band.  Dead Ending boasts two releases already under their collective belt – 2012′s S/T EP and Dead Ending II the following year, [...]

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead to perform Source Tags & Codes at shows

…And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead will be performing their 2002 album Source Tags & Codes and other select tracks from their discography on a tour set to kick off in late March. La Femme and Midnight Masses will appear as special guests on select dates. 03/26 Philadelphia, PA – Underground [...]

Reformed Black Flag announces that Mike Vallely is singer

Black Flag was reformed by founding member Greg Ginn in 2013.  Today the band announced its new lead singer after the sudden departure of vocalist Ron Reyes, who was also the band’s second singer during the band’s original run. According to Rolling Stone, Mike Vallely is now Black Flag’s lead singer and the band intends [...]

Rolling Stone shares new Jessica Lea Mayfield song

A new Jessica Lea Mayfield song, “Oblivious”, premiered on Rollling Stone. Her new album, Make My Head Sing…, will be out on April 15 via ATO Records. Click here to listen: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/jessica-lea-mayfield-makes-her-head-sing-song-premiere-20140131

On The Road Again: John Robinson of Turf War

Atlanta’s Turf War are currently on the road bringing their Southern-tinged slacker punk sounds to the masses. The band makes high-powered, catchy, sweat-soaked rock ’n’ roll similar to their brethren Deer Tick and Black Lips.  But perhaps more than either of those aforementioned acts, Turf War makes the kind of unapologetically aggressive and urgent pop [...]

Slint to release deluxe box set of Spiderland in April

On April 15, seminal Louisville band SLINT will release a deluxe box set version of Spiderland on Touch and Go Records.   Spiderland (Remastered) Box Set is now available for pre-order.  The box set (see track listing below) will include: Slint’s 1991 album, Spiderland, remastered from the original analog master tapes by Bob Weston and pressed on 180 [...]

Bleeding Rainbow share “So You Know” video, tour (2014)

Philadelphia’s Bleeding Rainbow have shared a music video for their latest single “So You Know”.  The video, directed by Japhy Riddle, works to capture the emotions of the song and explores the realm of “what if” through the investigation and manipulation of old photographs in a way that’s reminiscent of Michaelangelo Antonioni’s Blow-Up.  “So You [...]

Reptile Youth share “JJ”

Copenhagen-based Reptile Youth are excited to reveal a new single today titled “JJ.” The track will be released on February 11. “JJ” was recorded by Jens Benz (Iceage) and Simon Littauer. It was mixed by Brian Thorn (Arcade Fire) and mastered by Joe Lambert (Animal Collective, The National).  “JJ” is just under 5 minutes of [...]

Fireworks to release Oh, Common Life in March

Fireworks will be releasing their new album, Oh, Common Life, on March 25 via Triple Crown Records.  More information on the release as it becomes available.