Entries for January, 2017

Beach Slang shares cover of The Adverts’ “Bored Teenagers”

Hot on the heels of sophomore full-length, A Loud Bash of Teenage Feelings, Beach Slang returns with the second installment of its covers mixtape series. The five tracks will be available on February 10 via Polyvinyl Records. The mixtape features five songs originally by The Jesus & Mary Chain, The Adverts, The Modern Lovers, Tommy [...]

Signals Midwest announce tour dates (2017)

Signals Midwest announced upcoming tour dates including a March run of dates with Festival appearances at Push Back Fest in January, Brite Winter Fest in February and Pouzza Fest in May. Full list of dates below. JAN 20 – Lakewood, OH @ Push Back Fest (Mahall’s 20 Lanes) FEB 17 – Elyria, OH @ Blank [...]

Pile share “Texas,” ready A Hairshirt of Purpose for Exploding In Sound Records

Boston, MA’s Pile have released “Texas,” the lead single from their upcoming fifth full-length album, A Hairshirt of Purpose. NPR, who premiered the song today, are saying it “the band balances the acrobatic and the annihilating as it shifts between gnarled melodies and heavy thrashing. While Pile’s music often dwells in extremes, even its heaviest [...]

WHY? share “Proactive Evolution” (featuring mewithoutYou’s Aaron Weiss), tour (2017)

WHY?’s sixth album, Moh Lhean, is due out March 3 via Joyful Noise Recordings. A follow-up to 2012′s Mumps, Etc., it’s the first fully home-recorded WHY? album since the project’s 2003 debut, made mostly in Yoni Wolf’s studio and co-produced by his brother Josiah. The band gave fans a first taste of the album with opener “This Ole King,” and , [...]

Minus the Bear ready VOIDS for March release, tour (2017)

Minus the Bear to announced their new album VOIDS, due out March 3. VOIDS is the Seattle band’s sixth full-length album, and first new LP in half a decade. It also marks the band’s return to their original label home, Suicide Squeeze Records, a longtime pillar of the Emerald City’s vaunted indie rock scene. Fans [...]

Homewrecker announce tour dates (2017)

Homewrecker stage-dives right into 2017 with a slew of live dates with Expire as part of their final tour, slots on Midwest Blood Fest, Modified Ghost Fest, and 71 Grind Fest, shows with Nails, and more. Homewrecker will record its new album this year with Andy Nelson at Bricktop Recording in Chicago, to be released on Good Fight Music. Latest EP Extinction by [...]

Sarah Bethe Nelson readies Oh, Evolution for Burger Records

Sarah Bethe Nelson has a new album called Oh, Evolution coming February 24 on Burger Records, and it’s unbelievable — a big step forward for the label. Oh, Evolution shows just that — a massive growth from Nelson’s solo debut, Fast Moving Clouds (Burger, 2015). The catchy-yet-artful melodies are still there, but the arrangements are much more muscular and driving. Her Hope Sandoval [...]

Wear Your Wounds ro release WYW via Deathwish, Tour (2017)

Wear Your Wounds is the product of years of lo-fi solo recordings by Converge founder Jacob Bannon. On this debut release, WYW (out April 7 on Deathwish), Bannon is joined by guest musicians Kurt Ballou (Converge), Mike McKenzie (The Red Chord, Stomach Earth, Unraveller), Chris Maggio (Sleigh Bells, Trap Them, Coliseum), and Sean Martin (Hatebreed, [...]

Big Surr share “At The Bi-Rite,” ready In Business for release

In the center of landlocked Tennessee there is a basin at the bottom of which sits Nashville, where humidity settles in on the city like a sweatbox and Big Surr dream of beaches. Borne in an Ohio basement and raised below the Mason-Dixon line, this ebullient five piece, led by frontwoman Helen Van, has been [...]

Austra streams Future Politics, tours (2017)

Austra, the recording project led by Canadian vocalist and producer Katie Stelmanis, will release their third full length album Future Politics on January 20. The new album is streaming exclusively via NPR First Listen. Stream Future Politics HERE. Austra will embark on a North American and European tour in support of Future Politics, commencing in [...]