The Michigan native hardcore band True Love has joined the ranks of Mayfly Records, and will print their debut, A Floral Note, later this summer on 7″ vinyl. It is currently streaming (and also available for download) on Bandcamp.
The band features current and former members of Face Reality, Damages, and Freedom, and should appeal to fans of American Nightmare, The Hope Conspiracy, and Carry On.
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.
Hailing from Sacramento, Calif., the two-piece rockers Dog Party have recently signed with Asian Man Records. Through this label, the band will release their upcoming full-length titled Lost Control due out this summer.
Dog Party is made up of two young sisters, Gwendolyn and Lucy Giles, whose music is influenced by bands such as The Ramones, The White Stripes and X. Listen to their song I Can’t Waithere.
Chicago, IL’s Into It. Over It., has signed with Triple Crown Records. The label has announced plans to release a new full-length this September and the band is currently recording with Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Iron & Wine). Evan Weiss discusses the decision:
“With the new year, it came time to turn a page. Not only was Triple Crown excited about what I wanted to make and how I wanted to make it, but they gave me the tools to do so. It’s been a brand new process for me. Uncharted territory. They have been supportive above and beyond to help me be able to be the musician I really want to be. To craft the record I really wanted to make. I couldn’t think of a better home.”
Fat Wreck Chords have signed Sundowner, the side project of The Lawrence Arms‘ Chris McCaughan. His first solo album,Four One Five Two, was released in 2007 on Red Scare, followed in 2010 by We Chase the Waves on Asian Man.
A title and release date have yet to be announced but are expected to be revealed soon. McCaughan commented on the signing saying:
Fat Mike called me up to talk about the new Sundowner record and I said, “I really didn’t think you’d like it…” and he said something like, “Yeah, I didn’t think so either. I was kinda surprised. It’s a pretty good record. Good songs.” And, well… here we are. Got lots of love for the Fat Wreck crew and I’m extremely stoked to be teamin’ up with them to release this new album. Furrr sure.
DC hardcore band Nervous Impulse are the latest addition to the Bridge Nine family, and Bridge Nine will be re-releasing the debut Nervous Impulse LP on May 28th. The LP was originally released via guitarist Dave Stone’s label, Undercurrent Records in 2011, but a release on Bridge Nine signifies a new start for the band, who have reformed after a brief hiatus and several line-up changes and are now currently writing new material.
Montreal’s Dig It Up have signed with STOMP Records with plans to release their first proper album, Manners, on May 21st.
Manners, an eleven track album recorded with producers Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Career Suicide, Alexisonfire) and Marc-Andre Beaudet (The Sainte Catherines), is their debut full length after releasing one one EP, a split 7”, and a few compilation appearances.
The band, who has named in Alternative Press‘r annual 100 bands you need to know issue in 2012 has toured the states and Canada and have performed at both FEST 8 and FEST 10 in Gainesville, Florida as well as performing sold out shows at NXNE.
New Jersey’s Dads has signed on with 6131 Records. The band had the following message regarding their new home:
“We can’t even begin to thank everyone that has been along with us for this ride we call Dads, but we can say that we can’t wait to see where else it takes us. Especially with the new family we are growing into at 6131. Joey and Sean have made us feel like they are a great match for what we plan to do with our lives and more importantly, we felt as if they were life-long friends upon meeting them. After talking for a couple minutes we could tell that they have a genuine interest and care about helping us be the best us we can be. We are excited to start unfolding some stuff; later on this month we will be releasing a new song from Pretty Good. Keep your eyes peeled and your ears open and welcome to the next chapter of our story! Thank you for still being a part of it.”
The label plans to release the new EP, Pretty Good, later this year.
Rise Records has announced that metalcore act For The Fallen Dreams has re-signed with the label. The band released their first three records with Rise before their departure to Arty Recordings for the 2012 release of Wasted Youth.
The band plans to release the brand new single, “Substance” this week.
Less Than Jake have announced that they have reunited with Fat Wreck Chords for the release of their next album. The band is currently aiming for a fall release date. Drummer Vinnie Fiorello expressed his excitement:
“When we first talked to Mike about repackaging our limited EP’s into Greetings & Salutations, it was a casual conversation about our new songs and direction. Then we started to write songs for a new record. Working with Fat feels right and with that said we are happy to be headed into the studio in May knowing that Fat will be handling the next record…”
The band last released the compilation double EP Greetings & Salutations with the label last year, with a reissue of Borders & Boundaries.
Singer-songwriter Grey Gordon has joined No Sleep Records. The label plans to release Gordon’s third EP, Still At Home Here, via No Sleep Records on May 28, 2013. To mark the signing, the first song from the disc, “500 Miles,” from the upcoming record can be heard at here. Gordon comments:
“Truthfully, I couldn’t be more shocked when Chris approached me about signing to No Sleep, but I’m obviously beyond ecstatic to be putting out this upcoming EP with them… It’s an incredible honor to get to be involved in something I’ve appreciated as an onlooker for the last few years. No Sleep is doing incredible things, and I honestly could not be more excited to be working with them, hopefully well into the future.”
Light Years has joined the Paper + Plastick Records family. To mark the occasion, the band has released a new song entitled “Parking Lots” along with a music video, with the song appearing on the band’s three-song Parking Lots EP, out now digitally.
Dying Scene Records has announced that they have signed Alberta, Canada melodic punk act Chimp Change. The label plans to release their sophomore full length Type Zero Civilization on June 18, 2013. The label is streaming three songs from their new full length, ”Temporary”, “No Tomorrow” and “July 12.”
No Sleep Records has welcomed Baltimore based rock band In Between to the label’s roster. In Between guitarist Mike French comments on the signing:
“We never really thought we’d be a part of something quite like No Sleep so we’re extremely excited and honored to join their family… Chris and No Sleep come from a similar place as us and they appreciate musical diversity the same way we do.”
The quintet has written and recorded new music, which is expected out later this year.
Chicago’s Gunnerʼs Daughter has joined the Dang!Records family. The band is planning to head to Atlas Studios this summer to record their debut full length Flowers & The Earth which follows the band’s three previous EPs.