Entries for September, 2015

Attention Dayton: Communivale returns this weekend

Communivale, the annual music picnic, is happening in Springfield, Ohio. It’s free and friendly. Deets are below: Poptek presents Communivale Saturday October 3, 2015 5 PM Free All-ages The Scaglia Compound 4675 Upper Valley Pike Springfield, Ohio 45502 ** Use 4691 Upper Valley Pike in Google Maps and Waze. 4675 Upper Valley maps correctly in [...]

Pup record new LP

Pup have posted a picture of themselves in the studio. They have announced that they are currently recording their new LP. They released PUP in 2014.

State Champs ready Around The World and Back, tour (2015)

Albany, NY’s pop rock heavyweights, State Champs, have teamed with Substream Magazine to premiere the title track from their highly anticipated sophomore album, Around The World and Back, due out October 16 via Pure Noise Records. “Around The World and Back” proves that State Champs know their way around a huge hook even without their typical distorted guitars. The mostly-acoustic [...]

Martin Kearns of Bolt Thrower dies

British death metal pioneers Bolt Thrower have announced the passing of drummer Martin Kearns, who died in his sleep on Monday at age 38. Here is a statement from the band: “With the heaviest of hearts, and still numb from shock, we have to share the very sad news that on Monday 14th September Bolt [...]

Mal Blum shares “Robert Frost,” tours (2015)

Mal Blum’s fifth studio album You Look a Lot Like Me is slated for release October 2 via Don Giovanni Records. In anticipation, the band reveals the second teaser track “Robert Frost” today via BrooklynVegan featuring airy vocals and an ecstatic guitar driven growl, playing touchingly against the emotive and fittingly poetic lyrics about depression, [...]

Good Fight Music adds Bottomfeeder to roster

Good Fight Music welcomes Bottomfeeder to its family of bands. Representing Jersey City, from Good Fight’s home state of New Jersey, Bottomfeeder is the newest incarnation of some longtime friends of the label, including drummer Benny Horowitz of The Gaslight Anthem and members of Let Me Run, Gates, and Jaguar Shark. Good Fight will release Bottomfeeder’s new EP, titled II, this winter. On II, the band drives [...]

Birds In Row share video for “Weary” from forthcoming Personal War

Blurring the lines between hardcore, punk, and related sub-genres, Birds In Row (from Laval, France) offer something of substantial weight to their listeners. Collectively carrying somber hearts and poignant souls, they navigate through melancholic seas to shape beautifully hook-laden songs unlike anything else out there today. Personal War is the new seven-track outpouring from Birds [...]

Dusk shares “(Do The) Bored Recluse,” plays shows (2015)

Amos Pitsch of critically acclaimed Appleton, WI band, Tenement, just can’t slow down when it comes to making new music. Having already released an expansive double album and a surprise EP this year with Tenement, the prolific musician has now teamed with Forward Records to release (Do The) Bored Recluse b/w Too Sweet, the debut single from DUSK. [...]

Northern Faces share video for “Cops Come,” play shows (2015)

Northern Faces have premiered the official video for “Cops Come”, the lead track from their self-titled debut full-length out now on Equal Vision Records. Fittingly, as the band is currently on a headlining tour, the video places particular emphasis on the band playing live. Well known for their explosive shows, this video aims at, and [...]

Night Birds share video for “Mutiny at Muscle Beach

New Jersey punks Night Birds shared the video for their upcoming album’s title track “Mutiny at Muscle Beach” via Bloody-Disgusting.  Directed by rising horror filmmaker Chris LaMartina, best known for his 2014 film Call Girl of Cthulhu, the video features exactly the short of bloodshed you’d expect from the horror-influenced punks. Mutiny at Muscle Beach [...]