January 23, 2015

Video: Sorority Noise – Wesleyan’s Best Dressed

Sorority NoiseHarford, CT’s Sorority Noise has premiered a new music video.  The music video features the song “Wesleyan’s Best Dressed,” the latest single off of their 2014 split with Somos that was released via Bad Timing Records.  

Watch the video here courtesy AltPress.

Since the split, the band has signed with Topshelf Records and has made known that they are in the midst of self-producing their follow up to last year’s Broken World Media debut LP, Forgettable

Hotel Books Touring With Defeater, Counterparts & More

Defeater tour posterHotel Books, the spoken word project lead by Cam Smith has been announced as a support act for Defeater’s upcoming US tour. The shows will also feature Canadian melodic hardcore band Counterparts and southern California’s Capsize. Hotel Books will be on the road in support of their upcoming album, due for release in the spring via InVogue Records.

Check out the full list of dates below.

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Hinder Confirm New Vocalist, Announce New Album

HinderOklahamo alt-rock band Hinder have announced that the replacement for original vocalist Austin Winkler will be longtime writing partner and producer Marshal Dutton. The band have released a statement confirming the news:

“We are proud to introduce our newest member of Hinder, vocalist Marshal Dutton. As our loyal and beloved fans know, we have been searching to find the perfect fit and recently came to realize that it was right under our nose the entire time. We have been the best of friends for many years and we couldn’t be more excited for the future!”

Hinder’s fifth full length, and first with Dutton on vocals, When The Smoke Clears, is due for release in the spring via The End Records/ADA.

The Mountain Goats Announce New Record, Stream ‘The Legend of Chavo Guerrero’

The Mountain GoatsIndie/Folk outfit The  Mountain Goats have announced that their latest record, Beat The Champ, will be released on April 13th via Merge Records. This is a concept album of sorts, with every song an ode to professional wrestling, and ahead of the official drop date, the band are streaming lead single, The Legend of Chavo Guerrero.

Pre orders are available here, and the stream of The Legend of Chavo Guerrero can be checked out below.

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Beans On Toast Announces New UK Dates

Bending over backwards tour poster-1UK drunk folk artist Beans on Toast has announced a series of shows across the UK in support of his most recent record, The Grand Scheme of Things. The album, his sixth, was released back in October last year via Xtra Mile Recordings.

Check out the full list of dates below.

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Video: Sleeping With Sirens – ‘Go Go Go’

Sleeping With SirensOrlando, FL post punks Sleeping With Sirens have posted a video for their track Go Go Go. The song is taken from their upcoming full length, Madness, due for release on March 17th (US). The record is the band’s follow up to 2013′s Feel and first release since signing on with Epitaph Records back in November last year.

Pre orders for Madness are available here and you can check out the video for Go Go Go, below.

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Asking Alexandria Frontman Quits The Band

asking_alexandriaDanny Worsnop, the vocalist for York, UK metalcore outfit Asking Alexandria has quit the band with immediate effect. He will now be focusing on (what was) his side project, We Are Harlot. He has released a statement explaining his reasons for leaving the band:

To all of my friends and fans: I would like to let you know that Asking Alexandria and I are moving forward in separate ways. Over the last eight years together we’ve done some amazing things and created something truly special. I now, same as then, want what’s best for the band and at this point in time, that isn’t me. Asking Alexandria will continue to tour throughout the year and will be working on a new album. I will always support and love Asking Alexandria and cannot wait to see what the future holds for them. I am excited for the next chapter of my life with We Are Harlot and will see you all on the road!


Franz Nicolay Streams New Album

Franz NicolayBrooklyn based multi instrumentalist Franz Nicolay is streaming his new record, To Us, The Beautiful, which dropped earlier this week via Xtra Mile Recordings (UK) /Silver Sprocket (US). The record is the first new material since 2012′s Do The Struggle and the title is an excerpt from a traditional Ukranian toast “To us the beautiful, and to those who disagree, may their eyes fall out.

LIsten to the full disc here.

January 22, 2015

Win Tickets To See Mad Caddies in Vancouver!

Mad CaddiesCalifornia’s ska-punk legends The Mad Caddies are currently in the middle of a West Coast tour with none other than The Aggrolites and The Bunny Gang (featuring Nathan Maxwell of Flogging Molly).

This Sunday, January 25th, will see the ska tour hit one of two Canadian dates on the tour as they play The Imperial in Vancouver, British Columbia.

The band was kind enough to set aside a pair of tickets to the show for one lucky winner. Fill out the form below to win.

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Less Than Jake Full 7″ Stream

Less Than JakeLess Than Jake is streaming their freshly dropped new 7″ release.  The 7″ is titled American Idle and was released on January 20th, 2015 via Fat Wreck Chords.

Listen to both sides of the 7″ here.