Marissa Nadler readies Strangers, tours (2016)

Marissa Nadler has announced an extensive headlining tour of the U.S. this summer following the release of Strangers May 20 on Sacred Bones. She will be performing with a full band. Nadler’s previously announced West Coast dates with Black Mountain begin tonight in Bellingham, Washington, and she will be performing live on KEXP tomorrow at 4 pm Pacific. She will be playing a sold out album release show May 18 at Union Pool in Brooklyn.

Marissa Nadler also appears on the cover of The Wire this month, which is out now. More info HERE.

April 25 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room *

April 26 – San Diego, CA – The Casbah *

April 27 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery *

April 28 – Los Angeles, CA – Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery *

April 29 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent *

May 18 – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool (Sold Out)

July 5 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge

July 6 – Boise, ID – Neurolux

July 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court

July 9  – Denver, CO – Lost Lake Lounge

July 10 – Omaha, NE – Reverb

July 11 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

July 12 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle

July 13 – Detroit, MI – El Club

July 14 – Toronto, ON – The Drake

July 15 – Montreal, QC – La Salla Rossa

July 16 – Hudson, NY – Half Moon

July 19 – Boston, MA – Great Scott

July 20 – Providence, RI – Aurora

July 21 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom

July 22 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s

July 24 – Washington, DC – DC9

July 25 – Raleigh, NC – Cat’s Cradle Back Room

July 26 – Atlanta, GA – The Earl

July 27 – New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa

July 29 – Austin, TX – The Sidewinder

July 30 – Denton, TX – Rubber Gloves

August 1 – Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar

* – w/ Black Mountain

Creepers share “Lost,” tour with No Joy, PC Worship

Creepers have released a new song “Lost” on Soundcloud in preparation for their upcoming East Coast tour dates featuring shows with No Joy and PC Worship.

Creepers is a band from the San Francisco Bay Area that formed in 2010. Originally consisting of Shiv Mehra (Deafheaven) on guitar and vocals and Daniel Tracy (Deafheaven) on drums, the duo performed around the Bay playing their own brand of surreal psychedelic rock. Eventually, they would recruit guitarist Chris Natividad (Golden Drugs, Useless Eaters) and bassist Varun Mehra to complete their lineup. Their first LP Lush was released on All Black Recording Company in 2014.  In 2016, Andrew Oswald (Recorded Fell Voices, Ash Borer, Black Spiritual, +more) replaced Varun Mehra on bass and Ross Peacock (Mwahaha, Clipd Beaks) was added on synths and electronics. They are currently working on a release slated for next year.

For more information, check out Creepers on Facebook and follow All Black Recording Company here.

4.30 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ No Joy, Cool Angels

5.1 Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ No Joy, Sad Actor

5.2 Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint w/ tba

5.3 Allentown, PA @ The Alternative Gallery w/ Planning for Burial

5.4 Pawtucket, RI @ Machines with Magnets w/ Twin Foxes, Snowplows

5.5 Jamaica Plain, MA @ Deep Thoughts w/ New England Patriots, PC Worship

5.6 Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Bar

REPS to release Poisoned Youth

Hailing from Rochester, New York, the Hardcore clan REPS incorporate raw elements of Metal, Rock, Post Harcore, and Punk genres to infuse a sound all of their own. Just last month, REPS unveiled new details of their forthcoming debut album, Poisoned Youth, a masterful 10 track album due out April 29, filled with lessons for today’s youth, songs that speak from the heart, and showcase their thoughts and emotions through fast paced songs, thundering riffs and a commanding form of structure. Today, the band is partnering with Heavy Blog is Heavy to showcase their debut track “Dead In The Water.” An emotional track about how generations need to make positive changes for the betterment of future generations, that today’s youth holds the keys to making an impact. The band dives more into this concept with the following:

“This song is where the record’s title comes from. It seems like every generation in some way repeats all of the previous generation’s mistakes, and inherits most of, if not all of their vices. War, Racism, Sexism, Homophobia the list could go on. It seems crazy that after all mankind has gone through and learned, that these all exist. In many ways, the world we live in now is far more terrifying than it ever was for our parents when they were our age. All of us are close to the age where we could be starting families of our own, but the thought of doing that in these times often induces immediate fear and anxiety. No matter how much we learn from the mistakes of our elders, and how many opportunities we have to be better; we still fall prey to the same vices. We are the product of our ancestors and failed ambitions to be better. We are the poisoned youth.”


Standing out as ‘representatives,’ REPS, are not afraid to call out the evils and deceptions of people in power, racism, greed, and hate. Stemming off of their debut EP, Own Your Mind, which was released in early 2015, the band used extensive lyrical topics of war, protest, free­thinking and self-­sustained destruction while encouraging people to gain strength and push forward with their lives. Continuing the story, Poisoned Youth, will infuse a multitude of genres and offer a raw and untamed sound as a vessel to shed light on these transgressions. The album was recorded and produced by REPS’ own guitarist Jordan Foehner and bassist Mike Till, along with friend and fellow engineer Jason Thompson. The album was then mixed/mastered by Steve Sopchak at The Square Studio in Syracuse, New York.

CLIQUE share video for “Top Field,” tour (2016)

Hailing from Philadelphia, and comprised of PJ Carroll (Vocals/Guitar), Brandon Shipp (Guitar/Vocals), Tom Anthony (Drums) and Travis Arterburn (Bass), CLIQUE are a melodic indie-rock band who are sure to catch the ear of any fan of the early heart-on-sleeve alternative scene.

Formed from the ashes of various other bands – singer/guitarist PJ played in Girl Scouts and The Hundred Acre Woods, while Travis played drums in Ted Nguyent – influences from these previous punk, math-rock and even indie-folk projects combined into a new project, CLIQUE, over which hangs a much more pressing darkness thanks to gloomy guitar riffs, world-weary vocals and strong, steady basslines.

Naming their musical influences as Pedro The Lion, Duster and Bedhead, their debut self-titled LP was released in September 2014, and led to them signing with Topshelf Records, as well as playing shows with leaders of the rising U.S. indie-punk scene like Modern Baseball and Sorority Noise.

The band’s upcoming second album, Burden Piece (May 27, 2016, Topshelf Records) was produced by Travis Arterburn (the bass player) at The Headroom, Philadelphia over 8 days in November –he also produced their self-titled there in the fall of 2014 – and perfectly hits that spot in the middle of your chest with warm showers of twinkling guitar, calming vocals and languid riffs throughout.

Lyrically, uncomfortably raw subject matter is delivered tranquilly in songs like “Usage” – ‘No I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with me / A hollow shell of the things I hoped that I could be / Sometimes I wish I’m someone else / Cus I have no control of myself’ – while others like “Mess” and “Boundaries” assess the existential crises of the twenty-something; waking up late and wondering why anything matters –  or if it even does.

05.05.16 – Boston, MA  @ O’Briens *
05.06.16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades *
05.07.16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie *
05.08.16 – Washington, DC @ Songbyrd *
05.09.16 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Black Forge *
05.10.16 – Columbus, OH @ Big Room Bar *
05.11.16 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
05.12.16 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar *
05.13.16 – Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha *
05.14.16 – Montréal, QC @ Ritz PBD *

* = w/ Solids, Stove

Thin Lips to tour (2016), ready debut for Lame-O

Thin Lips are now streaming their new single “My Mouth Is Skinned Like An Apple” via The AV Club. The song comes off of the band’s debut record Riff Hard, out April 29 via Lame-O Records. Pre-orders for Riff Hard are available now digitally and on vinyl.

Stream “My Mouth Is Skinned Like An Apple” now via The AV Club.

Thin Lips is the brain heart baby of Chrissy Tashjian, Kyle Pulley, Christopher Diehm and Mikey Tashjian. Their debut EP Divorce Year was released in 2015, giving us a sweet blend of indie rock guitar riffs and punk rock energy. This EP was recently pressed to 7″ vinyl via Lame-O Records. With their new album Riff Hard, named after the tattoos on Chrissy’s knuckles, Thin Lips bring their guitar shredding, high energy indie rock to a whole new level.

Thin Lips have recently announced their upcoming tour with Modern Baseball and Joyce Manor beginning in May. A full list of dates can be found below.

Thin Lips have also recently released a music video for their first single “Never Again.” The video, described by Chrissy Tashjian as the band’s “homosexual Blink 182 video” was directed by Adam Peditto. You can watch that video HERE.

05/25 – Nashville, TN – Exit/In*
05/27 – Houston, TX – House Of Blues*
05/28 – Austin, TX – Emo’s*
05/29 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey*
05/31 – Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom*
06/01 – San Diego, CA – House Of Blues*
06/02 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory*
06/03 – Pomona, CA – The Glass House*
06/04 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex*
06/05 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore*
06/07 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre*
06/08 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox*
06/10 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex*
06/11 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall*
06/12 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theatre*
06/14 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights*
06/15 – Milwaukee, WI – The Rave*
06/16 – St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room*
06/17 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s*
06/18 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom*
06/19 – Toronto, ON – Opera House*
06/21 – Pontiac, MI – Crofoot Ballroom*
06/22 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar*
06/23 – Boston, MA – House Of Blues*
06/24 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
06/25 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
06/26 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore*
06/28 – Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage*
06/29 – Richmond, VA – Broadberry*
06/30 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*
07/01 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham*
07/02 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution*
07/03 – Tampa, FL – The Orpheum*

% w/ The Max Levine Ensemble, Katie Ellen
& w/ The Max Levine Ensemble, Worriors
^ w/ The Front Bottoms, Magic Mike
* w/ Modern Baseball, Joyce Manor

Prayers share “Black Leather” (featuring Kat Von D)

San Diego’s iconic electronic/rock duo, Prayers, are back with new single “Black Leather” premiering via Zane Lowe’s Beats 1.

Fueled by pulsating synthesizers, metallic percussion and oscillating bass with frontman Rafael Reyes’ trademark howl, the hook-driven track explores themes of angst and alienation in the band’s post-industrial-electronic, cholo-goth signature style. Kat Von D also features on the single.

The first new music since the band’s acclaimed studio album Young Gods released in 2015, “Black Leather” marks the beginning of a busy 2016 to come.

The Anniversary reunites for tour (2016)

Right on the heels of the announcement that beloved indie-emo band The Anniversary are reuniting this summer to play the Taste of Chaos Festival in San Bernadino, CA on July 16, the band has announced plans for a September run of dates (all dates below).

9/08 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
9/09 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts
9/10 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
9/12 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
9/13 – Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
9/14 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
9/15 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
9/17 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck

Gone Is Gone to release EP via Rise Records/BMG

A new experimental rock band called Gone Is Gone has been formed by revered musicians Tony Hajjar, Mike Zarin, Troy Van Leeuwen and Troy Sanders. The collaborative group plans to debut an EP later this summer through their own imprint label via Rise Records/BMG. In anticipation of the impending release, Gone Is Gone has unveiled a clip of a new song and will be performing their first show ever at the Dragonfly in Los Angeles on April 27.

Read’s full Q&A with Tony Hajjar and Troy Sanders here:

What was once thought a distant idea, is now reality.  It began when members Tony Hajjar and Mike Zarin were writing music for film trailers and they realized they had created a sound that needed a life outside of that medium.  It needed a band. Fast forward through some phone calls and drinks: Troy Van Leeuwen was in. The trio met and wrote an EP within the first several sessions, but were still in need of the right vocalist.  Upon first listen, Troy Sanders understood the vision and flew to Los Angeles to write and record vocals on the spot. Introducing, Gone Is Gone.

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Yeesh sign to Tiny Engines, tour (2016)

Tiny Engines welcomed Chicago, IL’s Yeesh to their roster. The label will issue the band’s sophomore LP, Confirmation Bias, in July of 2016. You can sign up for pre-order notification here. Yeesh has some upcoming shows including a few with new labelmates, Haybaby. Full dates listed below.

May 20 – Chicago, IL @ Auxilliary Arts Center w/ Pool Holograph
May 21 – Bloomington, IN @ The Void
May 22 – Louisville, KY @ The Cure Lounge w/ Rarebit, Skintone
May 23 – Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet w/ Pinkwash
May 24 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers w/ Calyx
May 25 – Washington DC @ Union Arts DC w/ Polyon, Rom, Dove Lady
May 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ TBA w/ Left & Right
May 27 – New York, NY @ Palisades w/ Haybaby, Bueno, Sic Tic

The Everymen share “Co-Dependent’s Day”

Ernest Jenning Record Co. announced These Mad Dogs Need Heroes, the long-awaited new album from New Jersey’s reigning kings of the road and preeminent party rockers The Everymen. The album, which was recorded in Muscle Shoals, AL with Ben Tanner of the Alabama Shakes, will see a release on May 27. To ring in the announcement, the group has shared the album’s opener “Co-Dependent’s Day.” The track premiered via Consequence of Sound, who called it “a soulful, melodic rocker that nods to doo-wop’s heyday.”

Preorders for the record are available now, and the first 50 LPs preordered through The Everymen’s Bandcamp page will come with a very limited-edition bonus album cover, hand-drawn and numbered by The Everymen’s Mike V. Additionally, celebrated street artist SacSix has created 30 hand-painted album covers for These Mad Dogs, which are also available via the Everymen’s Bandcamp page. The group has also announced an album release show to take place at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on May 25.