The Story Changes share “Politics Behind It”

Yesterday, Under The Gun exclusively premiered “Politics Behind It” the first track off of The Story Changes’ (members of Hawthorne Heights) newest release, Never In Daydream.

Pre-orders have also launched via Little Heart Records, including a screen-printed vinyl versions and merch combos.

Cloudkicker stream live album

Cloudkicker are set to release Live with Intronaut on Tuesday November 24 via Century Media Records.  The CD version is available as a digipack and is streaming now on Cloudkicker’s website.

Check it out here:  http://cloudkickermusic.com/

Bad news for fans on the vinyl front.  The LP has been delayed until January 27.  The CD version is available as a digipack and the vinyl comes in four colors and is limited to 1,500 copies worldwide.

Lucero announce tour dates (2015)

Memphis country punk-rockers Lucero are gearing up to co-headline an unforgettable spring tour with Ryan Bingham, kicking off on Feb 17 in Ashville, NC. Catch them live and experience the raw, foot-stompin’ energy the band brings to the stage. Tour dates run through March, and presale tickets will be available this Wednesday here for Fan Club Members.

Tour dates with Ryan Bingham:

1/15 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall**
1/16 – Louisville, KY – Headliners Music Hall**
1/17 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall**
2/17 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel
2/18 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
2/19 – Charlotte, NC – Visulite Theatre
2/20 – Charleston, SC – Music Farm
2/21 – Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live
2/22 – Tampa, FL – The Ritz
2/24 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre
2/25 – Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre
2/26 – Birmingham, AL – Iron City
2/27 – Jackson, MS – Hal & Mal’s
2/28 – New Orleans, LA – Tipitinas
3/02 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre
3/03 – New Braunfels, TX – Greune Hall
3/05 – Austin, TX – Austin Music Hall
3/06 – Dallas, TX – Southside Ballroom
3/07 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
3/09 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29
3/11 – Richmond, VA – The National
3/12 – Wilmington, DE – The Queen
3/13 – Baltimore, MD -Baltimore Sound Stage
3/14 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
3/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
3/21 Atlantic City, NJ The Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival**
**Non Ryan Bingham Show Dates

 

You Indie Feature: Midwestern Conference Apparel

Midwestern Conference

Midwestern Conference

Cincinnati - "Over the last 10 years the energy in Cincinnati has been incredible. The Queen of the midwest is full of great restaurants (OTR), killer coffee (Coffee Emporium), and the pride of southern Ohio...the Bengals. This coloration is inspired by the energy of the Cincinnati Bengals. Wear this shirt while watching football, walking around OTR, or just hanging out."

Cincinnati – “Over the last 10 years the energy in Cincinnati has been incredible. The Queen of the midwest is full of great restaurants (OTR), killer coffee (Coffee Emporium), and the pride of southern Ohio…the Bengals. This coloration is inspired by the energy of the Cincinnati Bengals. Wear this shirt while watching football, walking around OTR, or just hanging out.”

Troy - " Inspired by one my first LIGHTNING BOLTS of inspiration, Troy OHIO. I've met some of my best friends in this MIDWESTERN gem, based on riverbanks and a city square. We recommend wearing this while watching football, drinking iced chai, and playing pick up basketball with friends."

Troy – ” Inspired by one my first LIGHTNING BOLTS of inspiration, Troy OHIO. I’ve met some of my best friends in this MIDWESTERN gem, based on riverbanks and a city square. We recommend wearing this while watching football, drinking iced chai, and playing pick up basketball with friends.”

Athens - "Settled in the rolling hills of OHIO is the wonderful town of ATHENS. The Mighty Bobcats made a Cinderella run in the NCAA tourney a few years back, and we have a love of underdogs. Spending a lot of time in ATHENS has been a big part of our lives. Getting tattoos, drinking coffee, and having OH Betty's...memories I will always cherish. Wear ATHENS with pride, and dream big."

Athens – “Settled in the rolling hills of OHIO is the wonderful town of ATHENS. The Mighty Bobcats made a Cinderella run in the NCAA tourney a few years back, and we have a love of underdogs. Spending a lot of time in ATHENS has been a big part of our lives. Getting tattoos, drinking coffee, and having OH Betty’s…memories I will always cherish. Wear ATHENS with pride, and dream big.”

Midwestern Conference is a project, launched by three friends who all shared a common idea of home…the elegant, non-coastal MIDWEST.  Based on the love of times shared with family and friends, their Midwestern Conference apparel line is built on the simple themes of hardwork, pride and family.As friends and partners, they knew that they wanted to do something that didn’t fall into the typical music meets fashion branding of a clothing line (as partner JT Woodruff is the frontman for Hawthorne Heights).  They wanted to do something that was more lifestyle oriented, but a theme that they all had in common. That theme ended up being their love for athletics and traveling.

Each shirt design and color theme is based on conversations involving their favorite cities in the Midwest.  The great times they had with friends and family, their favorite sports teams, or even a tiny town with a great coffee shop have all become inspirations for the looks so far.

Above all, the partners agreed it was important to showcase their hard work and dedication by hand printing each of the products in small town Ohio, USA.  It’s common place in the Midwest to work as hard as you can to support whatever it is you love, and they wanted to honor that tradition by doing all the work themselves.  With the modus operandi, “It’s OK to be different, as long as you are being yourself,” Midwestern Conference is poised for success.

You Indie recently caught up with one of the three partners, Nick Corns, to discuss the endeavor.  This is what he told us about it.

As well-travelled people I imagine you’ve seen parts of the world that have inspired you, touched your hearts and changed you but what is it about those Midwestern roots that feels good and shapes you at your core?

Yeah we have all travelled all over the world and seen a lot of beautiful and amazing places, but we always come back home.  The Midwest will always be our home because this is where we are surrounded by friends and family, the people we love and cherish; these people and memories are what have shaped us to our core.

Midwestern Conference represents more than just our personal experiences though… It’s an ode to simpler times, when loyalty, determination, and hard earned success were a priority. We want that to be an inherent message in our brand; one that can be received by anyone, anywhere who shares the same values. The MIDWEST IS RELENTLESS and we always come up on top.

How did the project graduate from an idea kicked around between friends to a real undertaking?

We have been talking about doing something like this for years; finding a way to represent this special family we’re part of and the values we share, in a way that allows us to invite the world to experience it with us. Right now it’s just about seizing the opportunity we have finally been afforded, since we’re all finally back home.     

Were you ever hesitant about doing business with friends?

No not for a second. These people are my friends for a reason. That’s what separates the Midwest from everywhere else; our bonds can’t be broken; our friendships could never be compromised by a business, and that will never change. So, going into business we never had any reservations on that front. We trust each other with anything, so I wouldn’t want it any other way. 

How is this project different than the typical “music meets fashion” clothing line?  On the flipside how has music inspired or enabled this business?

Of course we’re all inspired by and share a passion for music, but we really want to separate our musical endeavors from this project. Our purpose here is to represent the most raw values that bind us, those that people from the Midwest live by; it all comes back to working hard for the things you’ve earned, taking pride in those accomplishments, and sharing them with people who understand that sacrifice the most.

Of course music plays a huge role in our lives and has given us the opportunity to travel the world and meet some amazing people, and we have learned a lot from it.     

What are the catalysts that inspires the individual designs?  How does a design go from the drawing board to a finished product?

It’s a throw back to our pasts. The colors and designs remind us of our childhood. We’re inspired by our favorite sports teams, signs from local hangouts, anything reminiscent of the places and experiences that have influenced who we are today. Our parents and grandparents always worked hard to give us the best lives possible; It may not have been impressive to the rest of the world, but our small town was all we needed to feel invincible. We just want to embody these notions, which made the Midwest such a great place to be raised. 

Are these clothes manufactured in the Midwest or domestically?

All of our supplies from the clothes to the ink are bought in the Midwest.  We do all the printing ourselves in Troy, Oh.  So we take great pride in doing the work ourselves.  Each print is special and unique and hand printed with care.        

What are you hoping the experience of wearing these clothes is like for the consumer?  Who are you hoping will enjoy these?

We just want our consumers to be happy, proud and feel comfortable in what they wear. “Always remember to be yourself”, is kind of the motto around Midwestern Conference. We want to encourage people to remain true to themselves and their dreams, no matter what the surrounding circumstances. Midwestern Conference values pride and respect, for yourself and each other. Being yourself will always land you in a good place.

We hope to reach as many people as possible, of course.  We aren’t limiting ourselves to the Midwest; we definitely don’t want to exclude anyone outside of the Midwest. The values we urge can be found anywhere in the world, wherever hardworking, ambitious people can be found. In the short couple weeks we have been selling, we have already sold coast to coast and overseas.  We are excited about the future.

Do you wear the clothes and what has your experience been?  Is there a best practice for washing, ironing, wear that you’ve discovered?

Yeah we wear the clothes all the time.  I always get interest and positive feedback when I wear Midwestern Conference in public. There is no technique required with regard to washing or ironing; the most important practice is putting it on every day, feeling proud, and enjoying it!         

What can you tell us about the designs in your debut collection?

We wanted the final products to be clean, classic and simple. Timeless, like the Midwest.

Where can people find you on the internet and social media?  How does one place an order?

midwesternconference.com

facebook.com/midwesternconference

@midwesternconference – Instagram        

As the project grows would you ever consider visiting the Shark Tank for an investment?  If so, who would your ideal venture capitalist investor be?

NO! We want to go all the way with this line; we want the world on board, but we would never risk diminishing the spirit of Midwestern Conference by handing over the reins to someone chasing dolla billz.

Elephant Stone cover Tom Petty’s “Into The Great Wide Open”

Elephant Stone have covered Tom Petty.  “Into The Great Wide Open” via SoundCloud, Spotify and iTunes.

SHARE: via SoundCloud

Elephant Stone’s new album Three Poisons is out now and available to stream via Spotify or rdio as well as iTunes and vinyl/cd at http://www.elephantstonemusic.com/

Ty Segall shares “What’s Inside Your Heart,” readies live LP

Ty Segall band have premiered a live version of “What’s Inside Your Heart” on Pitchfork.  The song will appear on a new live LP that will be out on Castle Face’s Live in San Francisco Series on January 26.

Listen to “What’s Inside Your Heart” on Pitchfork

Stars tour in support of No One Is Lost

Stars are out on tour supporting their latest, No One Is Lost.  Here are the dates:

November 13, 2014 / Washington DC / 9:30 Club w/ Hey Rosetta!
November 14, 2014 / Raleigh, NC / Lincoln Theatre w/ Hey Rosetta!
November 15, 2014 / Atlanta GA, / The Loft – Atlanta w/ Hey Rosetta!
November 16, 2014 / Nashville TN / Mercy Lounge w/ Hey Rosetta!
November 18, 2014 / St Louis MO / Old Rock House w/ Hey Rosetta!
November 19, 2014 / Minneapolis MN / First Avenue w/ Hey Rosetta!
November 21, 2014 / Chicago IL / Vic Theatre w/ Hey Rosetta!
November 22, 2014 / Detroit MI / Majestic Theatre
November 23, 2014 / Buffalo NY / The Tralf (Music Hall)
January 10, 2015 / Dublin Ireland / Workman’s Club
January 11, 2015 / Belfast United Kingdom / Limelight 2
January 12, 2015 / Glasgow United Kingdom / King Tut
January 13, 2015 / Manchester United Kingdom / Sound Control
January 15, 2015 / London United Kingdom / Scala
January 16, 2015 / Paris France / Flèche D’Or
January 17, 2015 / Amsterdam Netherlands / Bitterzoet
January 19, 2015 / Frankfurt Germany / Zoom
January 20, 2015 / Cologne Germany / Luxor
January 21, 2015 / Hamburg Germany / Knust
January 22, 2015 / Berlin Germany / Nuu
January 23, 2015 / Munich Germany / Strom
January 24, 2015 / Bologna Italy / Covo Club
February 3, 2015 / Kingston ON, Canada / Grand Theatre w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 5, 2015 / Montreal QC, Canada / Metropolis w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 6, 2015 / Quebec City QC, Canada / Imperial w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 7, 2015 / Ottawa ON, Canada / National Arts Center w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 8, 2015 / Guelph ON, Canada / Hillside Inside – River Run Centre w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 11, 2015 / London ON, Canada / London Music Hall w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 12, 2015 / Toronto ON, Canada / Danforth w/ Hey Rosetta! SOLD OUT
February 13, 2015 / Toronto ON, Canada / Danforth w/ Hey Rosetta! SOLD OUT
February 14, 2015 / Toronto ON, Canada / Danforth w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 21, 2015 / Winnipeg MB, Canada / Burton Cummings w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 23, 2015 / Saskatoon SK, Canada / O’Brians Event Centre w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 24, 2015 / Calgary AB, Canada / MacEwan Hall w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 25, 2015 / Edmonton AB, Canada / Winspear w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 27, 2015 / Vancouver BC, Canada / Vogue w/ Hey Rosetta!
February 28, 2015 / Vancouver BC, Canada / Vogue w/ Hey Rosetta!
March 1, 2015 / Victoria BC, Canada / Royal Theatre w/ Hey Rosetta!
March 3, 2015 / Seattle WA / Neptune
March 4, 2015 / Portland OR / Aladdin
March 5, 2015 / San Francisco, CA / Fillmore
March 6, 2015 / Los Angeles CA / Fonda Theatre
March 29, 2015 / Phoenix AZ / Crescent Ballroom
March 31, 2015 / Salt Lake City UT / Urban Lounge
April 1, 2015 / Denver CO / Bluebird Theater
April 4, 2015 / Austin TX / The Belmont
April 5, 2015 / Houston TX / Fitzgerald’s: Upstairs
April 7, 2015 / New Orleans LA / Republic
April 8, 2015 / Athens GA / Georgia Theatre
April 9, 2015 / Asheville NC / The Orange Peel
April 11, 2015 / New York, NY / Webster Hall

Into It. Over It. covers Neko Case, tours (2014, 2015)

As Into It. Over It.’s Evan Weiss prepares to close out the year on the road with Lemuria this November and December, he’s also looking ahead to 2015.  This coming February Into It. Over It. will embark upon an intimate acoustic tour with friends Kevin Devine and Laura Stevenson. Tickets for all dates (listed below) are on sale now via intoitoverit.com/tours.

Stream Into It. Over It.’s cover of Neko Case’s “Deep Red Bells”

https://soundcloud.com/bshq/1-08-deep-red-bells

* = With Lemuria

# = With Kevin Devine, Laura Stevenson

NOVEMBER 2014

21 – McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey *

22 – Corpus Christi, TX – The Nasa *

23 – Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s (Upstairs) *

26 – San Antonio, TX – 1011 *

28 – Austin, TX – Red 7 (Inside) * (Fun Fun Fun Nites Show)

29 – Albuquerque, NM – Gasworks *

30 – Phoenix, AZ – Rhythm Room *

 

DECEMBER 2014

01 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar *

02 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *

03 – Fresno, CA – Strummers *

04 – Oakland, CA – New Parish *

05 – Portland, OR – The Alhambra Theatre *

06 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon *

07 – Boise, ID – The Crux *

08 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court *

09 – Denver, CO – Hi Dive *

10 – Lincoln, NE – VEGA *

 

FEBRUARY 2015

04 – Washington, DC – Sixth & I Synagogue #

05- New Haven, CT – Center Church on the Green #

06 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair #

07 – Philadelphia, PA – First Unitarian Church Sanctuary #

08 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry #

10 – Durham, NC – Duke Coffeehouse #

11 – Atlanta, GA – Vinyl #

12 – St. Petersburg, FL – Local 662 #

13 – Orlando, FL – The Social #

14 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder #

15 – Birmingham, AL – Bottletree #

17 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt #

18 – Newport, KY – Southgate House Revival #

19 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom #

20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache At The Intersection #

21 – Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall #

22 – Bloomington, IN – The Bishop #

Ex-Cult share “Cigarette Machine,” play shows (2014)

Ex-Cult have premiered “Cigarette Machine” on Fader.  The Cigarette Machine EP will be release on February 9 via Castle Face.

Listen To ‘Cigarette Machine’ On FADER

Catch the band on tour here:

Nov 12 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
Nov 14 – St. Augustine, Fl – Nobby’s
Nov 15 – Atlanta, GA – 529
Nov 22 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Dec 5 – Memphic, TN – Murphys

Chumped tour (2014)

Brooklyn’s Chumped are fun, in an undeniably brash, easy way.  The pop-punk quartet transcends their genre, creating party-ready, razor-sharp jams helmed by the distinctively strong vocals of guitarist Anika Pyle.  Their debut album Teenage Retirement is set to be released on November 18 via Anchorless Records, and the band has already won accolades from NPR, Stereogum, Vice, Wondering Sound, BrooklynVegan, The AV Club, Flavorwire, New York Magazine and a whole host of other places.  They are currently in the midst of their first national tour (all remaining dates below) and will play a weekend of record release shows in December.

11/13 – Fort Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
11/14 – Denver, CO @ Hamsterdam
11/15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ The Blue Note
11/16 – Columbia, MO @ Cafe Berlin
11/17 – St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
11/18 – Bloomington, IN @ Ducks in a Stack
11/19 – Columbus, OH @ Ace Of Cups
11/20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
11/21 – Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
12/12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot and Saddle*
12/13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia*
12/14 – Long Island, NY @ TBA*

* = record release show