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Suburbia Announces 7-Inch Box Set

SuburbiaSuburbia, a DIY venue located in the Bushwick neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York, has announced the upcoming release of an exclusive 7-Inch Box Set.  The set will featuring four split 7-inches containing brand new songs from Pet SymmetryThe Saddest LandscapeTimesharesLuther,BroadcasterBy SurpriseHalf Hearted Hero and Earworms, the Suburbia Box Set.  

Go here pre-order the box set or the individual splits.

The set is limited to 100 copies on clear vinyl and includes a koozie and sticker. Each 7-inch set comes in a screen-printed box that features live photos from the bands playing at the house. The logo of the box set was crafted by Richard Minino of Horsebites Design.

 

Luther - Lets get You Somewhere Else

Luther

Let's Get You Somewhere

Chunksaah Records
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Want to get the attention of a room full of late twenty-something punks?  Name drop some Chris McCaughan (Lawrence Arms) or related acts and the room will fall silent.  That’s exactly what I’m doing for anyone in my demographic reading these words. 

So now that I have my peers’ attention, allow me to introduce you to the new kid on the block, Luther.  He actually moved in a few years back, but he hasn’t really left the safety of his backyard until lately.  But now he’s venturing out into the cul-de-sac with the training wheels off and making friends with just about everyone he meets thanks to his playful wit and relatable charm.

Hailing from Philadelphia, this young pop-punk quartet has been quick to grow their fan base with the advent of their sophomore full length, Let’s Get You Somewhere Else.  Easy to break into and even easier on the way down, the band’s hook laden take on clean pop-rock just feels right.  Opener “The Concrete Sound” tunefully seeps to the fore with the one-two punch of vaguely grainy, peppy vocals and smoothly executed guitar hooks.  Minor differences in tempo afford personality between tracks like the spirited “Heavy Money” and mounting choral strength of “The Glory Bees.”  It all comes together in album high point “A Quiet Stretch Of Weather.”  “I’m not catering to anyone anymore, is it a midlife crisis, I hope I don’t die when I’m forty,” becomes the vocal hook that propels the song well into memory.

The worst that can be said about Luther is that they are a mix of familiar and safe.  They’re plenty good in the moment, but Let’s Get You Somewhere Else sometimes lets its pop side hold the reigns a little too loose.  For instance, “Rattlesnake” and “Sunset, Sugar” fade into the backdrop against more memorable offerings like “An American Gothic.”  Based on their musicianship though, another album or two and these developing buds should blossom into sonic blossoms.

It should be noted that in many respects, Let’s Get You Somewhere Else is your younger brother’s quintessential teenage pop-punk album.  But it’s the type you know you should look down on but end up completely committing yourself to and singing along with while it’s playing (If “The Second Star” doesn’t hook you, you have no soul).  Aside from a few forgivable growing pains already fading with time, Luther knows how to earn smiles from an audience using only dirt simple pop-rock.  No parlor tricks here, just timeless musicianship and catchy tunes.

Tour: The Draft / Cheap Girls / Luther

The Draft, three-founds of post-punk legends Hot Water Music, have announced Cheap Girls and Luther as support for most of their upcoming Eastern US tour dates. The upcoming two week run of shows will be the first shows that The Draft have played in almost 5 years. The tour will kick off in Washington D.C. on July 17th and end on July 28th in St. Louis, MO.

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Chunksaah Records Announce New Releases and Tours From Various Artists

Chunksaah Records has announced that they will be re-releasing albums from various artists including Tim Barry, The Bouncing Souls, Luther, and Dave Hause, and also announcing new tour dates for 2013. 

Check out the list of artists and the tour dates below.

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Death To False Hope Fest Announces First Bands

DeathToFalseHopeAmbitious free digital punk music label Death To False Hope Records has announced the first selection of bands for their annual music festival, Death To False Hope Fest. Announced bands include American Steel, Blacklist Royals, Mixtapes, Banquets, Red Collar, Luther, Arliss Nancy, Hold Tight!, Gunner’s Daughter, Worship This!, The Scandals, Downbound City, Old Flings, This Is Your Life, Almost People, Drag Your Chains, Museum Mouth, The Radio Reds, and Ascetic Parade.

The event will take place in Durham, NC on May 10th and 11th at Motorco Music Hall.

Luther Release New Album

Luther have been busy recently. From premiering songs on Huffington Post to upcoming tours with Timeshare and The Bouncing Souls they are pretty tough to miss. On top of all that, their debut album Let’s Get You SOmewhere Else comes out on Chunksaah Records October 9. The album can be pre-ordered here.

In addition to  the release of the album, Luther will be touring across the United States and Canada with acts like The Bouncing SoulsThe Smoking Popes, and Dave Hause of The Loved Ones.

A complete list of tour dates can be seen below.

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Luther – The Glory Bees

Philadelphia’s Luther has debuted the brand new song “The Glory Bees.”  The song comes from their upcoming new album, Let’s Get You Somewhere Else, and due out October 9, 2012 via Chunksaah Records.  The album was recorded and produced by The Bouncing Soul‘s guitarist Pete Steinkopf in his Little Eden Studios and mastered byNick Zampiello and Rob Gonnella at New Alliance East (Torche, Against Me!, Piebald).

Listen to the song here.

   

Video: Bouncing Souls – Coin Toss Girl

Bouncing SoulsPunk rock legends The Bouncing Souls released a music video for the single “Coin Toss Girl.” It comes off of the band’s ninth full length studio album Comet, which came out in June on Rise Records.

The band will be heading on a short Canadian run with Dave Hause of The Loved Ones and Luther. Dates can be viewed below.

 

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Luther Announce Debut Full Length

Philadelphia’s Luther has announced details for their upcoming debut full length.  The album is entitled Let’s Get You Somewhere Else and is due out October 9, 2012 via Chunksaah Records.  The album was recorded and produced by The Bouncing Soul‘s guitarist Pete Steinkopf in his Little Eden Studios and mastered byNick Zampiello and Rob Gonnella at New Alliance East (Torche, Against Me!, Piebald).

Album art and track listing can be found below.

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Tours: The Bouncing Souls / Dave Hause / Luther (Canada)

Bouncing Souls

Fresh off their recently completed Canadian tour, New Jersey’s The Bouncing Souls have announced plans to return to the Great White North this October in support of their latest album, Comet.

Joining them on the tour will be Dave Hause and Luther, the dates are below.

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Tours: Bouncing Souls / Menzingers / Luther (North America)

Bouncing Souls

New Jersey’s pop-punk veterans The Bouncing Souls have released the full schedule for their North American summer tour alongside The Menzingers and Luther.

The tour kicks off on June 12th in Washington, DC and wraps up on August 4th in Boston.

The dates are below.

The tour is in support of their ninth studio album Comet due out on June 12th, 2012 through Chunkasaah Records.

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Luther SXSW Tour

Indie rockers Luther will be hitting the road next week to head down to SXSW for their “SHIRTS FOR A CURE SHOWCASE” with Hot Water Music and Braid among others.  

Dates to and from SXSW are posted below:

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Inaugural Road To Ruin Fest Lineup Announced

The first ever Road To Ruin Fest will be taking place this year April 20-22 in Philadelphia, PA, featuring performances by The Menzingers, Iron Chic, Luther, Tigers Jaw, The Holy Mess, and many more.  Additionally the festival will be hosting pro wrestling events sponsored by CHIKARA.

More information on the event can be found on the official blog here, or on the event’s facebook page.

The full lineup may be viewed below.

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Black Numbers 4-Way Split Streams & Release Shows

Black Numbers RecordsBlack Numbers recently released a 4-Way Split featuring The Copyrights, Grey Area, The Reveling, and Luther

The full album is currently streaming over at Punknews.

The album is currently available for pre-order in a 12″ vinyl pressing limited to 500 on the Black Numbers webstore

Grey Area, Luther and The Reveling are set to headline two release shows in Brooklyn and Philadelphia. The dates and venues are listed below: 

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The Copyrights, Grey Area, The Reveling and Luther 4 Way Split

Grey Area Copyrights Reveling Luther SplitBlack Numbers Records has announced 4-Way Split release between The CopyrightsGrey AreaThe Reveling and Luther.

The 12″ vinyl for the 4-Way Split is limited to 500 on three different colorways (100 clear, 150 transparent red, 250 transparent green) and is available for Pre-Order along with new T-shirt designs and limited sale packages.

The Copyrights “The New Frontier” is streaming exclusively on Alternative Press right now.

This release follows up The Copyrights‘ 2011 album, North Sentinel Island, on Red Scare. This is also the follow up to Grey Area‘s split 7″ with Go Rydell, Luther’s Siblings & Sevens 12″ and The Reveling‘s Tributaries LP/CD, all released on Black Numbers in 2011. 

Also of note, for a limited time, Luther’s Siblings & Sevens is available for name-your-price download here.

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Luther Streaming New EP

Black Numbers RecordsPennsylvania’s Luther has launched a stream of their entire debut EP over on Punknews.org.  The 12″ vinyl is titled Siblings & Sevens and is set to drop tomorrow, August 16, 2011 on Black Numbers Records.

Give the full seven-song disc here.

 

More Bands Confirmed For The Fest 10

Fest 10Organizers for The Fest 10 have added a ton of new bands to the roster for the sold out Gainsville, Florida event, taking place October 28, 29, and 30, 2011. 

New additions include Monikers, Kyle Kinane, The Emotron, The Forthrights, Scum of the Earth, Worlds, Rivernecks, Alligator, Mouthbreather, John-Micheal Bond, Billy Wallace, Greys (Canada), Pujol, Kite Party, Teenage Softies, Wet Witch, The Fucking Wrath, Arms Aloft, Despite Everything (Greece), the Ex-Boogeymen, Over Stars and Gutters, Unfun (Canada), Liquid Limbs, Nato Cole and the Blue Diamond Band, Sister Kisser, Dig It Up (Canada), Luke Fields, Chicken Little, Charles the Ospery, Nightmares For A Week, Hold Tight, Vena Cava, Timeshares, Rose Cross, Post Teens, Nightlights, Douglas Shields and the X-Factors, Saint Alvia, Die Hoffnung, Chotto Ghetto, Sister Kisser, Evan Rocha, Luther, Party Drag, International Dipshit, Young///Savage, Kevin Seconds, Mauser, Wavelets and  Creepiod.

Previously announced bands include Hot Water Music, Against Me, Less Than Jake, Bouncing Souls, Lifetime, Dillinger Four, Samiam, and Youth Brigade to name a few.

The event is giving away the first volume of Fest 10 compilation freebies over on bandcamp, which can be downloaded here.

Vinyl News: Luther – Siblings & Sevens

Black Numbers RecordsPennsylvania’s own Luther has joined Black Numbers Records and is gearing up for the August 16th release of their 12″ vinyl EP Siblings & Sevens.

The EP will highlight the band’s natural blend of melodic indie rock, but will also hint at each of the member’s punk rock roots.

For a taste of Siblings & Sevens, check out the track “The Communion” here.

Vinyl News: Luther – Siblings & Sevens

Black Numbers RecordsPennsylvania’s own Luther has joined Black Numbers Records and is gearing up for the August 16th release of their 12″ vinyl EP Siblings & Sevens.

The EP will highlight the band’s natural blend of melodic indie rock, but will also hint at each of the member’s punk rock roots.

For a taste of Siblings & Sevens, check out the track “The Communion” here.