Cut Teeth share “Christmas on Easter Island,” prepare Night Years for Topshelf

Chicago’s Cut Teeth are premiering a new song (“Christmas on Easter Island”) today on BrooklynVegan.

The track appears on the band’s upcoming LP Night Years which will be released on October 28 via Topshelf Records.

“Night Years” was recorded at Bricktop Studios with Pete Grossman (who tracked bass and drums) and drummer/engineer Matt Jordan (Stay Ahead of the Weather, You Blew It!) at his studio in Crystal Lake, IL. Jay Maas at Getaway Recording (Defeater) mastered the album. The artwork (see below) was done by the talented Les Herman.

Pre-orders are now up here.

Night Years is the band’s long awaited debut LP which follows on the heels of their well-received debut EP, Televandalism, which Topshelf re-released in the summer of 2012.

Upcoming show:

10/17 @ Beat Kitchen (Chicago) w/ Felix Culpa and others (No Sleep Records Tour).

Young Statues ready sophomore record, tour (2014)

Philadelphia’s Young Statues make the sort of ethereal indie rock that has the ability to catch the casual listener off-guard.  Earnest and introspective without being cloying, it’s easy to be swept away in the tracks without realizing just how intricate each of them are.  What began as an impromptu road trip to a studio in Athens, Georgia in 2010 for lead singer and songwriter Carmen Cirignano soon developed into Young Statues as the promise he and others saw in those early sessions became apparent.

Run For Cover Records will release The Flatlands Are Your Friend, the band’s sophomore full-length on October 21.  For this record, Young Statues returned to Chase Park Transduction Studio, the site of their first demos, to record with Andy LeMaster (Saddle Creek) and local studio staple Drew Vandenberg.  The result is 11 richly intricate, textured  tracks that are arguably the best songs yet from the quartet.   Lush and brooding, The Flatlands Are Your Friend sees the group challenging themselves in new ways, with a result that is as impressive as it is rewarding for the listener.

The Flatlands Are Your Friend follows their critically-acclaimed, 2013 Ace Enders-produced EP Age Isn’t Ours on Run For Cover Records and their eponymously titled 2011 full-length debut.

Catch them live here:

10/22 – New York, NY @ CMJ
10/23 – Long Island, NY @ Amityville Music Hall w/ Little Big League, Dryjacket
10/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Dryjacket

Hemingway shares video for “Northwest”

Portland, Oregon’s Hemingway have shared the music video for their song ”Northwest” on AbsolutePunk.  The track comes from the band’s upcoming debut full length, Pretend To Care, due out September 30 via 6131 Records.

The quirky, Twin Peaks-inspired video compliments Hemingway’s catchy brand of emotional alternative rock, and reminds us that a band can be melancholy without losing their sense of humor.  From the chunky opening chords to the crashing, climactic closing swell, “Northwest” and it’s accompanying video are a great snapshot of the dynamic and affable band featured on Pretend To Care.

Watch the music video for ”Northwest” on AbsolutePunk at the link below.

Watch “Northwest” via AbsolutePunk

Catch them live here:

10/05 Portland, OR @ Yamhill House w/ Walter Mitty And His Makeshift Orchestra, Blowout

Gates share video for “Not My Blood”

New Jersey alternative, post-rock band Gates has debuted a breathtaking new video for their song “Not My Blood” today with, and The song is featured on the band’s upcoming album, Bloom & Breathe, which is due out on Pure Noise Records on October 21. Starting today, fans can pre-order the new record in a variety of bundles at

Watch Gates’ new video for “Not My Blood” now at

Gates will be performing dates this fall. Follow the band at for updates.

Old Lines debut new track, tour (2014)

Baltimore based hardcore band Old Lines has debuted a new track called “The Hunt(ed)” today with The track is featured on the band’s upcoming record, No Child Left Behind, which is due out on October 14 via No Sleep Records. Fans can pre-order the record now at

Stream “The Hunt(ed)” now at

Catch the band live here:

Oct 24 – Brooklyn, NY – The Hideaway

Oct 25 – Montclair, NJ – The Meatlocker

Oct 26 – Philadelphia, PA – TBA

Oct 27 – Richmond, VA – Empire

Oct 29 – Columbia, SC – Foxfield

Nov 2 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest @ The Atlantic (15 N. Main St.)

Nov 3 – Tallahassee, FL – TBA

Nov 4 – New Orleans, LA – TBA

Nov 5 – Austin, TX – The Annex

Nov 6 – El Paso, TX – Grynde Bar

Nov 7 – Phoenix, AZ – Yucca Tap Room

Nov 8 – San Diego, CA – Che Cafe

Nov 9 – Los Angeles, CA – TBA

Nov 10 – Oakland, CA – Bibbles House

Nov 11 – Reno, NV – Fort Ryland

Nov 12 – Portland, OR – Slabtown

Nov 14 – Twin Falls, ID – TBA

Nov 15 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kaffeneio

Nov 16 – Denver, CO – Mutiny Info Cafe

Nov 17 – Kansas City, MO – Art Closet

Nov 18 – Minneapolis, MN – Rat Hole

Nov 19 – Madison, WI – TBA

Nov 20 – Chicago, IL – TBA

Nov 21 – Evansville, IN – PG

Nov 22 – Nashville, TN – Cafe COCO

Nov 23 – Lakewood, OH – The Foundry

Nov 24 – Pittsburgh, PA – The Roboto Project

Teen Death stream EP, tour (2014)

Richmond, Virginia’s Teen Death have teamed with New Noise Magazine to stream the band’s upcoming EP, Crawling, out this Tuesday, September 16 via 6131 Records.

Despite their short time as a band, Teen Death is quickly clawing their way through the Richmond music scene and making a name for themselves as a band to watch.  Combining flavors of Bleach, Pinkerton, and old-school punk rock to concoct their chaotically infectious grunge-punk sound, the band’s debut EP, Crawling, offers something for just about everyone looking to scratch their itch for loud, energetic music.

Stream Crawling EP Via New Noise Magazine

Catch them live here:

09/22 Washington, DC @ The Pinch
09/23 Pittsburgh, PA @ The Sickhouse
09/24 Cleveland, OH @ Candlekeep
09/26 Chicago, IL @ TBA
09/27 New Haven, IN @ The Den
09/28 Louisvile, KY @ Magnolia Bar
09/29 Nashville, TN @ Exponent Manor
09/30 Johnson City, TN @ The Hideaway
10/01 Roanoke, VA @ TBGS
10/05 Richmond, VA @ Haus Addy w/ Radiator Hospital, Sundials, Cross Eyed

Kittyhawk share “Welcome Home,” tour (2014)

Chicago four-piece Kittyhawk play the sort of wry, dryly sweet pop songs that call to mind early 2000s bands such as Rainer Maria and The Anniversary.  Trading bass guitar for a Farfiza organ, the band is anchored by the charming l harmonies of singer Kate Grube, whose narrative lyrics push their songs forward, inviting listeners to lean in a little closer.

After the release of several split releases and a self-titled EP, the band is ready to release their debut full-length Hello, Again on Count Your Lucky Stars Records on October 14. Pre-order is now available via the Count Your Lucky Stars online store.

Noisey premiered a new track from the record today, “Welcome Home”, saying “The Chicago band is such a wonderful break from the proliferation of the sad emo boy’s club. Kate Grube’s earnest vocal work recalls bands like Rainer Maria, the Anniversary, and the Rocking Horse Winner. But that’s not to say Kittyhawk is another band simply regurgitating the music of scenes past. The band has its own distinct identity that sometimes punches you up hard and other times lulls you gently down. Really, we need more bands like this.”

Listen to “Welcome Home”

Kittyhawk will embark on a short run of tour dates this fall, including dates with Count Your Lucky Stars alum Into It. Over It. and Foxing as well as Nai Harvest (all tour dates below).

09/19 – Chicago, IL @ Wire Lounge&
10/03 – Flint, MI @ The Local*
10/04 – Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe*
10/05 – London, ON @ Rum Runners*
10/07 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees*
10/08 – Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Underworld*
10/09 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen#
10/10 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft*
10/12 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall^
10/13 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase^
10/14 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose^
10/15 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness^
10/16 – Chicago, IL @ Township%
11/01 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 13

& = w/ The Lemonheads & Owen
* = w/ Into It. Over It. & Foxing
# = w/ Into It. Over It, Foxing & Kevin Devine
^ = w/ Nai Harvest & Foxing
% = w/ Nai Harvest

Gnarwolves stream new album, tour (2014)

In anticipation for their upcoming release and U.S. tour, UK skate punk band Gnarwolves has premiered a stream of their new album at The self-titled record is slated for release on September 23 via Pure Noise Records and can be pre-ordered now at

Stream Gnarwolves new record now at

Gnarwolves will head to the U.S. in October for a tour with The Wonder Years, The Story So Far and Modern Baseball. Dates are listed below.

Follow the band at for additional news and updates.

Sep 26 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades

Sep 28 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theater

Sep 30 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre

Oct 1 – Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theatre

Oct 2 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

Oct 3 – Providence, RI – Lupo’s

Oct 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Self Help Festival @ Festival Pier

Oct 6 – Patchogue, NY – The Emporium

Oct 7 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa

Oct 8 – Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore

Oct 9 – Birmingham, AL – Zydeco

Oct 10 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

Oct 12 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater

Oct 13 – Tucson, AZ – Club XS

Oct 15 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones

Oct 17 – San Diego, CA – The Epicentre

Oct 18 – Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

Oct 19 – Pomona, CA – The Fox Theater

Oct 21 – Las Vegas, NV – Hard Rock Live Las Vegas

Oct 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Club Sound @ In The Venue

Oct 23 – Cheyenne, WY – Atlas Theater

Oct 24 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre

Oct 25 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room

Oct 26 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave

Oct 28 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection

Oct 29 – Dayton, OH – Bogarts

Oct 31 – Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Event Center

Nov 2 – Gainesville, FL – Fest 13

Doomsday Student (ex-Arab On Radar) shares “Lifeboat Blues,” tours (2014)

Providence, RI quartet Doomsday Student (ex-Arab On Radar, Chinese Stars) shared the first track from their forthcoming album via Impose Magazine. The song “Lifeboat Blues” is available to stream/share HERE. Direct Soundcloud link HERE.

Doomsday Student also take to the road in October, touring the west coast with

Retox and Hot Nerds. Please see dates below.

10/03   San Diego, CA @ The Hideout *
10/04   Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room *
10/05   San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge *
10/06   Portland, OR @ Slabtown *
10/07   Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge *
10/08   Sacramento, CA @ Press Club *
10/09   Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium *
10/10   Ventura, CA @ The Garage *
10/11   Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell *

* w/ Retox, Hot Nerds

Little Big League ready Tropical Jinx for Run For Cover

Little Big League are excited to announce Tropical Jinx, their highly anticipated sophomore album will be released on October 14 through Run For Cover Records. The Philadelphia based quartet are sharing the album’s first single and title track, “Tropical Jinx,” today via SPIN.

Stream/embed “Tropical Jinx” HERE []

Tropical Jinx was produced by Little Big League, Dan Angel & James Ryskalchick and mixed by Dob & Jake at the Sex Dungeon in Philadelphia. Mastered by Alex Santilli at Spice House Sound.