Minnesota’s Tiny Moving Parts have announced a slew of new headlining tour dates today, alongside their previously announced Fall tour with Touche Amore and Culture Abuse. The new dates include support from Microwave, Movements, My Iron Lung, and A Will Away. Their tight, mathy post hardcore pop punk combination shows their skills in spades, their live show is frenetic, their musical prowess is impressive and the complexity of their songs makes it difficult to believe there are only three of them onstage.
Listen to the song below.
“”Learn To Leave” is about growing as an individual and deciding that it’s time to take care of your personal needs and move on from any toxic situation you might be involved in.”
San Diego post-hardcore outfit My Iron Lung have dropped their new EP S.O.S. via Pure Noise Records. The EP contained record includes two new tracks; Set of Stairs and Bulletin, with the latter now streaming thanks to the good folks over at New Noise Magazine. The S.O.S. EP marks the first new material from the band since their 2014 full length, Relief.
Check out the stream of Bulletin here.
Canadian post hardcore outfit Silverstein have announced a tour to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of their seminal album Discovering The Waterfront (Victory Records). Support will be provided by Columbus, OH hardcore band Beartooth (featuring former Attack! Attack! vocalist Caleb Shomo), Australian rockers Hands Like Houses, New Jersers punks Major League and San Diego’s My Iron Lung.
Check out the full list of dates below.
ReliefPure Noise Records
By Cole Faulkner
I’ve listened to my fair share of albums built on the heated anguish of emotional outbursts. The reference point always comes back to The Saddest Landscape and La Dispute, but typically each artist comes through with a unique selling feature. From memory, Octaves sent chills down my spine with their raw instrumental anguish and Troubled Coast spun a narrative style that jolted each personal tragedy to life. But after repeated listens, I haven’t been able to discern that “wow” factor for San Diego screamo outfit My Iron Lung. Their sophomore effort, Relief, carries all the markings of a weathered emotional exposition, but without the character befitting their peers.
The key reference point lives in the throaty angst accompanying each otherwise varied note. Listeners will find themselves pelted by screams across every iota of each chorus, verse and note in between. Opener “Commonwealth” may ease in with ten seconds of jangled chords, but once My Iron Lung’s vocalist unloads into the mic his steadfast tone overrides much of the instrumental interest therein. A track later in “Conflict Of Interest” they enlist cleaner chords vaguely in line with contemporary Pure Noise Records artists like Fireworks. Yet the band buries this potential for diversity under unyielding screams. True, tracks like “The Darkest Past” and “Hard Season” yield for momentarily lulls with moody reverb, but rather than mirror the mood with haunting vocals circa Troubled Coast, they simply rev the engine and shift back into a familiar gear. In short, the disc plays like a continuous track that drowns out most lyrical relevance by drowning most tracks in a vocal numbness.
That being said, the band’s vocalist commands a mean set of pipes, and his throaty calls are exactly what folks frequenting the guttural corner of the screamo community love most. While tracks like “In Defense Of Drowning” and “Monument” won’t do much for those on the prowl for a well-paced endeavor, it might be enough for fans that revel in displays of raw, bloody emotionalism.
My Iron Lung stands up with its peers, but doesn’t offer much to stand out from the crowd. In a climate where La Dispute and The Saddest Landscape are no longer novelties and have inspired a fresh generation of screamo bands to follow suit, emulating one’s ancestry doesn’t quite hold up when in the midst of evolving it. Relief may satisfy fans, but it will be a short lived and easily replaced come the next likeminded product.
Cornwall, UK’s Vales have released the first song, “Scripted,” from their recently recorded debut full length, due out via 6131 Records this coming Summer. The song can be streamed or downloaded for free here. The album was recorded and produced by Alex Estrada (Touché Amoré, Joyce Manor) and mastered by Bill Henderson (Balance & Composure, Incendiary, Hostage Calm). Don’t miss the remainder of their U.S. tour with My Iron Lung.
Tour dates can be found below.
North Carolina’s TroubledCoast has teamed up with their Southern Californian counter part My Iron Lung for an upcoming tour. The tour falls under the banner of the “Awake and Empty Tour” and kicks off on October 1, 2012 in Murrieta, CA. Troubled Coast continues to support their new full length Awake and Empty, while My Iron Lung sill be supporting their new Grief 7″ (Pure Noise Records).
Full tour dates can be found below.
San Diego, CA’s My Iron Lung has announced details about their debut 7″. The vinyl will be titled Grief and is set for a September 4, 2012 release via Pure Noise Records. Sam Pura and Scott Goodrich engineered the disc at The Panda Studios.
Track list and album art can be found below.
The band will be supporting the album with a summer and fall tour.
Pure Noise Records has signed San Diego, CA’s My Iron Lung to its family. The band’s label debut is due out in late summer digitally and in 7″ late this summer. The album is titled Griefwas recorded wit Sam Pura at The Panda Studios. The band’s EP, titled Grief.
Existing media can be found here.