Vanishing Life ready single for Collect Records

Collect Records will deliver the debut single from Vanishing Life, a new band formed by some well-known faces: Walter Schreifels (Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits), Zach Blair (Rise Against), Jamie Miller (…And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead), and Autry Fulbright (Midnight Masses, …And you Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead).  The group’s first 7” release and Digital EP features “People Running” b/w “Vanishing Life” and is due out on October 14, to be followed by a full-length album set for release on Collect Records in 2015.

The band will make their live debut on October 18 in NYC with two in-stores in one day: 2PM @ Generation Records in NYC and 6PM @ Looney Tunes Records in West Babylon, NY.

Pink Avalanche share “In Empty Spaces,” tour (2014)

Pink Avalanche share the first track from their forthcoming album today via Brooklyn Vegan. The powerful melodic crunch of “In Empty Spaces” is available to hear/share HERE. (Soundcloud HERE.)

Pink Avalanche take to the road in November supporting not one, but TWO bands featuring former members of ‘90s indie rock darlings Unwound: Survival Knife and Hungry Ghost. See complete dates below.

Guitarist/vocalist Che Arthur (ex-Atombombpocketknife) works as a highly sought-after live sound engineer for Bob Mould, Russian Circles, This Will Destroy You, Silversun Pickups and more, and he spends much of his time on the road. But, as Pink Avalanche reunites Arthur with drummer Adam Reach (The Poison Arrows) – the two of whom had previously played together in the Chicago/Alabama trio Universal Life and Accident, as well as on Arthur’s solo albums.

The band began as an in-studio writing project between the pair, tracking basic versions of song as they wrote them. An album quickly began to take shape, and Arthur and Reach began to realize it was time to become a full band. Enter guitarist Kortland Chase (ex-Chatty Cathy) and bassist Pete Croke (Tight Phantomz, Brokeback), their friends and equally seasoned musicians in the Chicago scene.

From that point, Pink Avalanche took its name from a rare variety of lily flowers and released their debut album Wraiths in late May 2013. Many local and regional stints later, the band entered the studio with Arthur engineering in early 2014 to record The Luminous Heart of Nowhere, an album sure to establish Pink Avalanche as heirs to a revitalized era of heartland post-punk.

The Luminous Heart of Nowhere will be available everywhere on LP and download on November 18, 2014 via Past/Futures Records.

11/14  Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *

11/15  Grand Rapids, MI @ Founder’s Brewery *

11/16  Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness *

11/17  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *

11/18  Philadelphia, PA @ The Boot and Saddle *

11/19  Washington, DC @ DC9 *

11/20  Allston, MA @ Great Scott *

11/21  Pawtucket, RI @ The Met *

11/22  Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar * w/ Obits

w/ Survival Knife, Hungry Ghost

Modern Baseball announce U.S. tour with Knuckle Puck, Somos, more (2014)

Modern Baseball will be going on a full U.S. tour in November and December and will be joined by Knuckle Puck, Somos and Crying.  Hostage Calm, Foxing, and Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra will be supporting certain legs of the tour.

Date City Location Bands
11/11 Pittsburgh, PA Rex Theater Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
11/12 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
11/13 Pontiac, MI The Crofoot Ballroom Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
11/14 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
11/15 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
11/16 Lawrence, KS Granada Theater Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
11/18 Denver, CO Marquis Theater Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
11/19 Salt Lake City, UT Loading Dock Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
11/21 Oakland, CA 924 Gilman Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra
11/22 Los Angeles, CA The Roxy Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra
11/23 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra
11/25 San Diego, CA The Epicenter Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Walter Mitty and His Makeshift Orchestra
11/26 Mesa, AZ Club Red Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying
11/28 Dallas, TX The Prophet Bar Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying
11/29 Austin, TX Red 7 Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying
11/30 Houston, TX Walters Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying
12/2 Nashville, TN The End Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Hostage Calm
12/3 Atlanta, GA Masquerade Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Hostage Calm
12/4 Tampa, FL Epic Problems Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Hostage Calm
12/5 Margate, FL O’Mally’s Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Hostage Calm
12/6 Orlando, FL Backbooth Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Hostage Calm
12/7 Jacksonville, FL Underbelly Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Hostage Calm
12/9 Washington, DC The Filmore Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Hostage Calm
12/10 Richmond, VA The Broadberry Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying
12/11 Philadelphia, PA The TLA Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
12/12 New York, NY Gramercy Theater Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
12/13 Hamden, CT The Space Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
12/14 Boston, MA The Paradise Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing
12/15 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg Modern Baseball, Knuckle Puck, Somos, Crying, Foxing

Jeff Rosenstock signs to SideOneDummy, tours (2014)

Jeff Rosenstock has officially signed to SideOneDummy Records. Today he unleashes his first new solo material since 2012, an undeniably catchy, all-up-in-your-face song called “Hey Allison!” The single will be available as a tour-exclusive 7’’ this fall as the singer/songwriter/all around great guy hits the road down to The Fest in Gainesville, FL. Fans and newbies alike can expect a nonstop hit parade when Jeff releases his brand new solo album, produced by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven), sometime early 2015.

Stream “Hey Allison!” on Noisey here:
http://noisey.vice.com/blog/jeff-rosenstock-hey-allison-song-premiere

CATCH JEFF IN MANY FORMS THIS FALL!
Monday October 6 – New Paltz, NY – SUNY New Paltz (solo)
Wednesday October 22 – Brooklyn, NY – Death By Audio (full band)
Sunday October 26 – Oneonta, NY – Oneonta Theatre (solo)
Sunday November 2 – Gainesville, FL – The Fest (full band)

Antartico Vespucci w/ Hard Girls:
Monday November 3 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
Tuesday November 4 – Atlanta, GA – Wonderroot
Wednesday November 5 – Nashville, TN – Café COCO
Thursday November 6 – Columbus, OH – Double Happiness
Friday November 7 – Lansing, MI – Mac’s Bar
Saturday November 8 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Sunday November 9 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop
Monday November 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Roboto Project
Tuesday November 11 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
Wednesday November 12 – Washington, DC – DC 9
Thursday November 13 – Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
Friday November 14 – Philadelphia, PA – Golden Tea House
Saturday November 15 – Brooklyn, NY – Palisades
Sunday November 16 – Boston, MA – Middle East Upstairs
Monday November 17 – Hamden, CT – The Space

Meghan O’Neil leaves Punch

Meghan O’Neil, vocalist of Punch, has left the band. She stated via the group’s Facebook:

“Punch crew- I want to confirm that I, Meghan, have left Punch. Thank you all so much for your support over the years. For most of my life I have been extremely shy, and writing lyrics and performing really helped me grow as a person. Thank you to anyone who ever told me what our band and my lyrics meant to you, you all mean so much to me. Thank you.”

The band released They don’t have to believe earlier this month.

Goatsnake ready album for Southern Lord, play shows (2014. 2015)

Los Angeles, California’s Goatsnake is back in a big way. Having spent the Summer at Rock Falcon Studios in Franklin, Tennessee, the band is gearing up to release their first new full-length album since 2000′s Flower Of Disease.

The new album, due for a release on Southern Lord next year, will feature the familiar faces of Greg Rogers (The Obsessed, Sonic Medusa), providing drums, Greg Anderson of Sunn O))) taking care of the riffs, Pete Stahl (Scream, Wool, Earthlings?) on vocals, and new bassist Scott Renner (Sonic Medusa, Sourvein). Joining them again on production duties is Nick Raskulinecz, who, since being introduced to Dave Grohl during the recording sessions of Flower Of Disease, has gone on to work with seminal artists such as Rush, Alice in Chains, Deftones and Ghost, and has won Grammys with the Foo Fighters. United again, he and the band are sure to serve a menacing cut of the time-honored ultra-heavy rock they are infamous for.

More details of the upcoming album will be announced soon. Fans will be able to catch the band live at several confirmed live events, including the upcoming Southern Lord showcase in LA on October 15 with Excel, Xibalba, Obliterations, Baptists and Torch Runner, followed by a Friday night headlining set at Southwest Terror Fest III: The Western Front, on October 17, joined by Godhunter and labelmates Eagle Twin and Pelican. They have also confirmed new 2015 live actions including a spot at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, performing Sunday, May 24 with Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Demilich, Inverloch, Neurosis, Primordial, Prosanctus Inferi, Skepticism, Tombs and Winter, as well as taking part in Temples Festival in Bristol, UK taking place May 29 through the 31, alongside acts including Sunn O))), Today Is The Day and Martyrdöd.

10/15/2014 Los Lobos – Los Angeles, CA @ Southern Lord Showcase w/ Excel, Xibalba, Obliterations, Baptists, Torch Runner
10/17/2014 The Rialto Theatre – Tucson, AZ @ Southwest Terror Fest w/ Godhunter, Eagle Twin, Pelican

5/24/2014 Maryland Deathfest – Baltimore, MD w/ Amorphis, Anaal Nathrakh, Inverloch, Neurosis, Primordial, Winter, more

5/29-31/2015 Temples Festival – Bristol, UK w/ Sunn O))), Today Is The Day and Martyrdöd

Wormwood ready self-titled debut

Magic Bullet Records will deliver one of the most corrosive sludge/doom releases of the year with the somewhat unexpected self-titled debut and incurably bleak and sinister awakening and introduction to the world of Boston’s newest heavy music titan, Wormwood.

In 2005, band members Chris Pupecki and Chris Bevilacqua represented one half of the progenitors of Black Thunder, the debut album from Northeast perennials, Doomriders. Pupecki played guitars and Bevilacqua handled drums. Nine years later, the duo have come back together to unleash a sound and a vision much, much farther out on the plains of annihilation than either had gone prior. Recorded 100 percent analog by Alex Garcia, you will simply not be hearing the sounds of Wormwood on Apple commercials, in romantic comedies, or overhead while walking through the mall.

Wormwood will see worldwide release through Magic Bullet on digital and LP — the first pressing on smoke, black and red variations — on October 14. Additionally, a CD run including a limited woven patch will be released by Patac Records, and a super limited run of cassettes will be released on Negative Fun Records.

Dark Blue share “Sound Like Hell On Earth,” play shows (2014)

Philly super trio Dark Blue give us another taste with “Sound Like Hell On Earth” from their debut LP Pure Reality which is out October 7 via Jade Tree. Dark Blue consists of John Sharkey III (Clockcleaner, Puerto Rico Flowers) Andrew Mackie Nelson (Ceremony, Paint it Black, Puerto Rico Flowers) and Mike Sneeringer (Strand of Oaks, formerly from Purling Hiss, Puerto Rico Flowers). They hit the road this week with Pleasure Leftists and Dick Diver including gigs in Brooklyn, Philly, Austin, LA, SF and more! Full list of dates below.

LISTEN TO “SOUND LIKE HELL ON EARTH” VIA SOUNDCLOUD HERE

LISTEN TO “HANGING FROM A CHANDELIER” VIA SOUNDCLOUD HERE

9/26: Death By Audio – Brooklyn, NY #
9/27: Boot & Saddle – Philadelphia, PA #
10/2: Beerland – Austin, TX
10/3: Jewels Catch One – Los Angeles, CA ^
10/4: 1-2-3-4-Go! – Oakland, CA ^
10/5: Hemlock – San Francisco, CA ^

# – w/ Dick Diver
^ w/ Pleasure Leftists

Team Sleep reunite, plan special performance

Team Sleep, the influential group featuring members of Deftones, Crosses, Death Grips and more, is reuniting to record the long-awaited follow up to their self-titled 2005 debut. In a unique opportunity for fans, the band is offering an exclusive look at the recording process. On October 17 and 18, Team Sleep is inviting fans to Applehead Recording in Woodstock, NY as part of the Woodstock Sessions series for a listening party of the new material, a Q&A session with the band, a live performance, a meal with the band and much more. Fans will receive recordings of the live performance both digitally and on vinyl, a CD of previously unreleased material, exclusive merchandise and more. Tickets are now available here.

Throughout the fall, Team Sleep record new material to be released in the coming year, with more details to be revealed soon. To hold fans over in the meantime, the band has unveiled two previously unheard snippets of tracks entitled “No” and “Dreamland,” available for stream here.

American Football cover Elvis Costello, tour (2014)

As American Football gear up for their upcoming reunion shows, kicking off this weekend at The Pygmalion Festival, The A.V. Club has released their recent Undercover Sessions recording of Elvis Costello’s classic “Alison”. Over the coming months the revered and influential band will go on to play sold-out shows in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. Upcoming show schedule below.

Watch American Football cover Elvis Costello’s “Alison”

http://www.avclub.com/video/american-football-covers-elvis-costello-209495

September 28th – Champaign/Urbana, IL – The Pygmalion Festival (thepygmalionfestival.com)

October 10th – New York, NY – Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)

October 11th – New York, NY – Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)

October 12th – New York, NY – Webster Hall (SOLD OUT)

December 11th – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

December 12th – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore (SOLD OUT)

December 13th – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre (SOLD OUT)

December 14th – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre