For Avery6131 Records
By AJ Phink
Virginia’s Sammi Lanzetta is set to release her debut EP, For Avery, on the 6th October, the EP’s brisk ten minutes wastes no time in introducing her charming collision of raw instrumentation, nervous energy, and confident melodies, marked by the 21-year-old’s ability to communicate a broad range of personality and humanity into concisely catchy tunes. Throughout the EP Sammi Lanzetta‘s dynamic voice darts between soulful, vulnerable and commanding with ease, perfectly complimenting a conversational lyricism that can often go from angry, to humorous, to heartbreaking, all in the space of a single song.
Whilst undoubtedly this is embedded in the world of indie rock the first track Circles carries elements of the energy and spirit of power pop, and Anxiety Olympics carries the same feel, but with the addition of a killer guitar hook and a deadpan vocal delivery. The EP’s title track brings a mellower moment to the EP that is reminiscent of the likes of Mazzy Star and indicates that Sammi Lanzetta has more up her sleeve than upbeat indie rock, further proof of this arrives with the Toothbrush Song that closes the EP with For Avery‘s finest moment, a track that manages to combine overdriven bass and guitars with a deceptively melodic undertone.
With her debut EP Sammi Lanzetta has made more than a promising start to a recording career, For Avery manages to combine the melodic sensibilities of indie with the noisier side of the genre perfectly, and this is achieved without any compromise being given to either side. The For Avery EP is an impressive debut release by anyone’s standards, and it’s one that marks Sammi Lanzetta out as a name that I suspect we’ll be hearing a lot more from over the coming years,
Sammi Lanzetta‘s Facebook page can be found here
Sammi Lanzetta has released a full stream of her debut EP, For Avery, the EP is due out tomorrow, October 6th, on 6131 Records. Sammi Lanzetta will also be on tour in the US in support of the EP with Diet Cig as support this fall. The For Avery EP can be pre-ordered on cassette via 6131 Records here and digitally via Bandcamp here
As a new voice in the crowded world of indie rock, Richmond, Virginia’s Sammi Lanzetta is poised to stand out with her debut EP, For Avery. The EP’s brisk ten minutes waste no time in introducing her charming collision of raw instrumentation, nervous energy, and confident melodies, marked by the 21-year-old’s ability to communicate a broad range of personality and humanity into concisely catchy tunes. Sammi Lanzetta‘s dynamic voice, perhaps her greatest tool, darts between soulful, vulnerable and commanding with ease, perfectly complimenting a conversational lyricism that can often go from angry, to humorous, to heartbreaking, all in the space of a single song.
Frontman David Kelling said the single is “all the stuff you are told you need in life but when it all boils down all you really want is to feel loved and cared for.”
Culture Abuse released their debut album titled Peach through 6131 Records in late 2016.
The band is touring throughout the United Kingdom and other European countries, and will make a stop at Riot Fest upon conclusion. Check out the remaining dates below.
Irish indie punk quartet, The Winter Passing, have released their brand new EP, Double Exposure, via 6131 Records in North America and Big Scary Monsters Records in Europe. To celebrate the release the band have now released a brand new music video for the track Significance.
You can view the video for Significance, and The Winter Passing‘s UK tour dates, below Read More…
6131 Records and LP Records have released new EPs from two of Glagow’s best up and coming bands on cassette in the USA and EU respectively. Porcelain Boy by Codist and Sky Hooks by American Clay are now available for purchase and streaming.
Irish indie-punk quartet, The Winter Passing, are gearing up for a big 2017, the band recently announced their brand new EP, Double Exposure, due out April 21st via 6131 Records in North America and Big Scary Monsters Records in Europe, and they’ve now released a stream of another new track from the EP, the anthemic Paper Rabbit.
You can stream Paper Rabbit here
6131 Records have teamed with LP Records, a brand new label based out of Glasgow, Scotland, to release new EPs from two of the cities best up and coming bands on cassette in North America and the UK/EU respectively, on March 24th the labels will release Porcelain Boy by Codist and Sky Hooks by American Clay. To mark the occasion, streams of two new songs have been released, Perhap by Codist and Points by American Clay.
You can stream the new tracks by Codist and American Clay via CLRVYNT here
Irish indie-punk quartet, The Winter Passing, have announced their upcoming new EP, Double Exposure, will be released on April 21st, via Big Scary Monsters in Europe and 6131 Records in the rest of the world. The band has also released a stream of the first single from the EP, Significance, and have announced a run of Spring UK tour dates to coincide with the release of the EP
Charlotte, North Carolina punks, Late Bloomer, have announced a run of U.S. tour dates slated for mid-February. The recent 6131 Records signees are supporting their 2014 LP, Things Change, and have also been hard at work gearing up for their first proper 6131 Records release, likely to surface later this year. Originally co-released by Self Aware Records, Lunchbox Records and Tor Johnson Records, Things Change packs a unique combination of influences and songwriting unlike any of Late Bloomer‘s contemporaries.
You can catch Late Bloomer on tour in the US in February, see the full list of dates below. Read More…
I’m Glad It’s You have announced they will be touring this winter, beginning December 16th in Oakland, CA. I’m Glad It’s You are touring in support of their debut album The Things I Never Say, out now on 6131 Records.
The Things I Never Say is an album filled with dynamics both lyrically and musically, cathartic and expressive, while also drawing listeners in to something to be cherished and revelled in.
The Things I Never Say6131 Records
By AJ Phink
The Things I Never Say is the debut album from California’s I’m Glad It’s You, and it’s due for release today, November 4th, via 6131 Records. This is an intimate and expressive release, whilst this is their debut full length it is is not their first release, they released the Daydreams EP at the tail end of last year that gave a taste of what was to come on The Things I Never Say.
I’m Glad It’s You kick off The Things I Never Say with their trademark blend of indie, punk, emo and alt rock with The Things We Lose, which a frantic discordant number with a slightly jangly indie feel to the guitar, the album maintains this approach across the ten cuts contained on The Things I Never Say, but whilst the musical style remains a constant across the album the writing style and tempo varies across each track, which stops this from becoming repetitive or formulaic. As you’d expect with any album that has an emo element incorporated into it’s DNA this is a distinctly heartfelt and personal album, the tracks veer between downbeat numbers and those that seem to be possessed by a curious mania, but all the while seeming to be haunted by their own personal demons.
The album keeps it’s pace up with a fuzzy alt rock style that is topped off with yearning lovelorn vocals, for me The Things I Never Say owes a great debt to nineties alternative and indie, in particular to the likes of Dinosaur Jnr, as well as the obvious and much commented on parallels between I’m Glad It’s You and Joyce Manor. I can’t shake the feeling that The Things I Never Say is just missing that final key ingredient that would make it sparkle, as finer album as it is at the end of the final track I’m left with a feeling that that it didn’t quite fulfil it’s potential, but maybe that’s just me. This is a fine album, especially if you’re tastes are towards to emo side of the punk world, if that is the case then you’ll probably want to give this album a listen and keep an eye on this band.
The Things I Never Say can be ordered via 6131 Records here
San Francisco’s rowdiest punks, Culture Abuse, have teamed with CLRVYNT to premiere their music video for Dream On one of the infectious blasts of fun from their debut full length, Peach, out now via 6131 Records. Culture Abuse is that rare band that can throw anything at the wall and make it stick, and Dream On is a perfect example of this ability. The song takes punk, hardcore, grunge, and garage, and blends them into the kind of a surprisingly cohesive mix that permeates Peach.
Peach is available now, and Culture Abuse have announced another lengthy run of tour dates to support the album. The band’s North American tour will see them playing shows with Touché Amoré, Tiny Moving Parts, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Creepoid, Drug Church, and many more.
The video for Dream On and the US tour dates can be viewed below Read More…
Freaky If You Got This Far6131 Records
By AJ Phink
Philadelphia alt rockers, Nona, have returned from their short break up with their new and unexpected EP, Freaky If You Got This Far. Nona, which features members of Spraynard, All Dogs and Year of Glad, may have been inactive recently, but on Freaky If You Got This Far the band proves that they haven’t lost any of their style or swagger whilst they’ve been away. Nona delve deeper into the chunky fuzz driven amalgamation of nineties alternative and punk that was so wonderfully in evidence on their 2014 LP, Through The Head.
Freaky If You Got This Far opens with The World You Know and from the opening chords you know that Nona are back in business, the solid bass line, discordant guitar, riotous drumbeat and saccharine vocals sound like a headlong collision between The Breeders and Daisy Chainsaw. Sad Look is a more restrained affair that boasts a hypnotic drum beat and haunting refrain in the chorus and the epic closing track Water brings this all too short EP to a close and leaves you wanting to hear more. Nona have happily dived into the reservoir of nineties Alt Rock and have surfaced with an EP that very much bears the hallmarks of that style and era, but importantly they haven’t just recreated this sound, they have taken their influences and brought them bang up to date to produce this impressive three track EP.
Freaky If You Got This Far just isn’t long enough, this is just a teasing glimpse of what Nona have to offer second time around. Now that they’ve whetted our appetites I hope they can build on this EP, and their successful reunion show in July, and it won’t be too long before further tour dates and releases are announced. Freaky If You Got This Far is three slices of slick fuzzy alt rock that deserves to be heard, and I think we deserve to hear more.
Freaky If You Got This Far is available digitally via 6131 Records here
Philadelphia’s favourite alt rockers, Nona, have returned from their short break up with a surprise EP, Freaky If You Got This Far. Nona, which features members of Spraynard, All Dogs and Year of Glad, may have been inactive recently, but on Freaky If You Got This Far the band proves that they haven’t missed a step. On the EP’s three tracks, Nona dives deeper into the chunky fuzz-driven amalgam of 90s alternative and hooky punk that they explored on their 2014 LP, Through The Head. The 90s elements are more present, with Corgan-esque guitars leading the charge, perfectly complimenting Mimi Gallagher’s saccharine vocals and infectious melodies. To celebrate the release, Nona will be performing a reunion show at the Double Decker / Square of Opposition Anniversary Fest in Allentown, PA alongside Pissed Jeans, Iron Chic, and many more.
Freaky If You Got This Far is available digitally via 6131 Records here
Brooklyn hardcore mob Go Deep has premiered a new music video. The video features the song “Slumberland” from their new full length debut, Influence, available via 6131 Records.
Check out video below.
Portland emo/grunge outfit Hemingway have announced that they will be heading on tour. The band will be supporting their debut LP, Pretend to Care, released prior via 6131 Records.
Tour dates are below.
By AJ Phink
There a few finer things in life than discovering an excellent album on a lazy sunny Saturday morning, and I’m glad to report that San Francisco’s Culture Abuse have done just that. The infectious hook laden punk inspired garage rock contained on Peach is as welcome as my first cup of coffee, and even my first cigarette of the day.
The opening three tracks Chinatown, Jealous and Dream On would be a perfect start to any album, all three are uptempo bouncy and delicious, this trio of songs alone make the album worth your time and money but there is so much more goodness to come. By their own admission this is a band that likes to have a good time and this attitude really comes across throughout Peach. The bio on their bandcamp states they are “kinda grunge, kinda punk, kinda hardcore, definitely a good time. yes, we like to party.” and I can’t think of a better way of summing up this Californian sextet. Culture Abuse seem to channel the poppier sensibilities of the first wave of punk and combine them with the harder edge of Grunge and Hardcore, but somehow remain upbeat and melodic the whole time.
Yuckies is the stand out track for me, a song that firmly wedges itself in your subconscious and one which has had been played repeatedly this morning, it’s an anthem for just letting people live the lives they want to live, and what finer sentiment could there be? The only track on the album that didn’t grab me is the brief confused intermission of Living In The City but this is so short it’s over before you’ve made your mind up whether to get up off the couch and skip to the next song, so it’s only a brief blip in what is a near perfect debut album. The production on Peach sounds a little rough and ready and has a slightly claustrophobic feel to it but this works so well with the material that I can only assume this was intended.
This is a rare beast as Peach has a timeless quality, it wouldn’t have sounded out of place in any of the scenes that punk spawned over the last four decades and I can only imagine it will continue to sound as good. this is an aptly named release as this is an absolute Peach of a debut album
You can purchase Peach, and to be honest I think you should, here.
Pennsylvania quintet Youth In Bloom has joined the 6131 Records family. Coinciding with the announcement, the band has detailed their upcoming EP, Shell, which features the band’s 2014 EP with a pair of previously unreleased songs: “Feed My Dreams (Demo)” and an acoustic version of the EP’s “Crescent Waves”.
“Feed My Dreams” can be heard here courtesy Strerogum.
San Francisco punk outfit Culture Abuse are streaming their full upcoming LP, Peach. The band’s debut full length is due for release on April 8th via 6131 Records.
Listen to the disc in its entirety here courtesy Noisey.
San Francisco punk outfit Culture Abuse are streaming Turn it Off, the latest track to be featured from their upcoming full length, Peach. The band’s debut full length is due for release on April 8th via 6131 Records.
Check out the stream of Turn it Off and the band’s upcoming shows below.
Richmond, VA punks Teen Death have announced details of their upcoming West Coast US tour alongside Meat Wave, New Gods, and labelmates I’m Glad It’s You. The band’s latest release was their Drag / Dark Life single released last year via 6131 Records.
Check out the full list of dates below.
Brooklyn hardcore mob Go Deep has premiered a new music video. The video features the song “Palms” from their new full length debut, Influence, available via 6131 Records.
Check out video below.
Brooklyn hardcore mob Go Deep are streaming their their upcoming full length debut Influence. The LP is due for release on November 6th via 6131 Records.
Check out the stream of Slumberland below.
Richmond, VA punks Teen Death have released a digital single and have offered it at a pay-what-you-want price via the 6131 Records bandcamp. The single features 2 new tracks, Drag / Dark Life and is the band’s first new original material since last year’s Crawling EP.
Check out the stream or purchase the Drag / Dark Life digital single here.
Brooklyn hardcore mob Go Deep are streaming Slumberland, the latest track to be featured from their upcoming full length debut Influence. The LP is due for release on November 6th via 6131 Records.
Check out the stream of Slumberland below.
Irish indie punks The Winter Passing have posted a new video. It features Flowerpot, a track taken from their debut LP, A Different Space of Mind, released last month via 6131 Records / FITA Records. The band are also currently on a co-headlining tour with Teen Death.
Check out the video for Flowerpot and the full list of tour dates below.