Orlando, Fla. veterans The New Lows have premiered a new music video. The video features the song “Pilgrim” from their new album, I Couldn’t Sleep, which is due out in mid-June on vinyl via Kiss Of Death Records. The band plans to tour in June and July.
Tour dates and the video can be found below.
The New Lows originally released the new album of their own back in November 2012. It’s still available at their Bandcamp page, as well as iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and Grooveshark.
Rise Records have signed the legendary hardcore band 7 Seconds to their roster.
Forming in Reno, NV in January 1980, 7 Seconds was the originator of the West Coast Hardcore sound that has had untold influence on the punk landscape as they were one of the first to do the positive hardcore attitude. Unlike many bands from that era, the band still has its original 3 members from 1982: Kevin Seconds, Steve Youth and Troy Mowat, plus Bobby Adams, who has been with the band since 1986.
The band will be recording new material this summer in Sacramento with plans to release a new 7″ record followed shortly thereafter by a new full length album. Kevin Seconds expanded:
We have about 20 new songs that we’ll record the best 13 songs from. This new record will be all about the energy and drive we still very much possess as a hardcore band. It’s been 9 long years since we’ve recorded a new album so there’s a great deal of urgency in them, with just the right mixture of both fast and mid-tempo tunes for people to sink their teeth into.
There is also talks of re-releasing back catalog for a special edition vinyl box-set and possibly recording their first 20 songs written in 1979 in which only 3 were recorded using a hand held tape recorder.
Galactic Cannibal, the new project from Direct Hit!‘s Nick Woods and his brother Peter J Wood, have released a new song on New Noise Magazine. The track, Slave Song, is set to appear on their debut full length album We’re Fucked and can be heard here.
Hawthorne Heights has revealed new album details for their forthcoming full length, Zero, which is due out June 25, 2013 via Red River Entertainment/ Sony/ RED and was recorded with producer Brian Virtue (30 Seconds To Mars, Chevelle, Audioslave). Drummer Eron Bucciarelli explains the album’s direction:
“Just to give everyone a bit of insight on the concept behind the record - Zero, at its core, is a story of good and evil… The setting is a dystopian future where a totalitarian corporation has risen to power in the wake of a disaster, “The Fires”. Zero is an account of the events from the perspective of the main character in the story, “Baker”. The album’s track listing is based upon those events.”
Album art, track listing, and a brand new teaser video can be found here courtesy AltPress.
A Loss For Words frontman Matt Arsenault has released a new song under his R&B moniker CLASS OF ’92. The track is titled “My Oh My” and was tracked and produced by Chris Curran (A Loss For Words, Vanna, Lions Lions). Arsenault comments:
“It was great to be working on this Class Of ’92 project and get some ideas out there that I’ve had for a while that just make no sense for A Loss For Words. Really excited to play these new tracks on my first tour in the UK. Be on the look for an EP this summer!”
will be releasing their next LP, I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, via Infinity Cat Recordings later this summer. The LP was recorded in December last year at Marcata Recordings in upstate New York and the band plan on touring extensively this summer in support of the record.
The first single from the LP, ‘Separations’, is currently streaming over on the band’s Soundcloud
Central Oregon’s punk and bluegrass mix Larry and His Flask will release their sophomore album By The Lamplight on June 25, 2013. The record will drop via Cascadian Records, with US distribution by Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club and worldwide by Frank Turner’s Xtra Mile Records.
By The Lamplight follows the band’s 2012 EP titled Hobo’s Lament. Pre-order the new full-length at Xtra Mile Recordings or Amazon.
Larry and His Flask are currently on a world tour. Check out the rest of the dates below.
The Starting Line has announced that their 2005 full length Based on a True Story will be getting the vinyl treatment. The classic album will be released on vinyl on June 25 via Shop Radio Cast in a double LP format in three different variants. An exclusive clear/white smoke version available in Hot Topic stores.
Senses Fail has announced that they are adding five new tour dates to their strip to Australia this summer. The tour begins in August in Brisbane. The band continues to support of their latest full-length, Renacer, which was released back in March on Wise Records in Australia and Staple Records. Singer Buddy Nielsen:
“We love Australia… and we are extremely excited to make it back to the country. This will be our third trip down and we consider it to be our favorite international destination. It’s always a pleasure and this time should be no different.”
Tiny Moving Parts, a three piece based out of Minnesota, have released a video for their song “Vacation Bible School” off of their debut full length This Couch Is Long And Full Of Friendship. In addition to the video, pre-order information for the debut album and tour dates have been released. The full length is currently available on iTunes and can be pre-ordered on vinyl through Kind Of Like Records and on CD through Black Numbers.
Milwaukee metal band Misery Signals has announced plans for their first new full length in five years. The album will be titled J Absent Light and is due out on July 25th. Guitarist Ryan Morgan says comments:
“We were floored by the excitement from the people supporting the album,” “It’s a good feeling to have an audience matching the enthusiasm we are putting into it’s creation – and they haven’t even heard it yet! It’ll all come together when they get to hear how insane this album is.”
Pure Noise Records has announced they the label will be sponsoring the 2013 edition of Nitty Gritty Fest. The festival takes place at the Nitty Gritty in Rancho Cucamonga, CA on July 27th. Bands included are To The Wind, Troubled Coast, My Iron Lung, Heart to Heart, Sleeping Giant, Rotting Out, and No Bragging Rights to name a few.
Huntington Beach, Calif., indie record label No Sleep Records launched a new series called Warehouse Sessions where the label films intimate acoustic performances in their warehouse.
The first Warehouse Session featured Jon Simmons, singer and guitarist for Pennsylvania-based rock band Balance and Composure. Simmons performed three songs on a van bench in the label’s warehouse. The performance can be seen below.
No Sleep Records will continue premiering Warehouse Sessions in the coming months. Subscribe to the label’s YouTube channel to catch the upcoming sessions.
Ohio indie-punk quartet Mixtapes has debuted a brand new song. The track is titled “Everything’s Eventual” and is set to appear on their upcoming new album, Ordinary Silence, due out on June 25, 2013 via No Sleep Records.
And finally we hit up the East Coast as our resident Toronto photographer got some images of Riot Fest Toronto last year featuring the likes of NOFX, Descendents, Andrew WK, Lawrence Arms, Hot Water Music and Less Than Jakehere.