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Quicksand Announces First New Album In 22 Years

QuicksandRecently reformed band Quicksand has announced plans for their first new album in 22 years.  The album is titled Interiors and is set to drop on November 10, 2017 via Epitaph Records, and was produced and engineered by Will Yip (The Menzingers, Title Fight, Pianos Become the Teeth).

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Cosmonauts,” which can be heard below.

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Dead Heavens Release Full Stream Of ‘Whatever Witch You Are’

Dead Heavens WWYANew York City’s Dead Heavens, the psych-rock project of guitarist and frontman Walter Schreifels, that boasts ex members of Vanishing Life, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools, Quicksand, Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, Psychotica, Youth of Today, Bold, Into Another and Cults, have released their new album Whatever Witch You Are today in the UK via Dine Alone Records. Whatever Witch You Are possesses sharp angular sounds and psych inflections and melodies that seem wrought out of rebar, strong, pared down, and purposeful at every point. If anything, their musical origins have permitted Dead Heavens to approach blues and psych rock without nostalgia, arriving at an audibly honest sound, stripped of any of the tassels or affectations. 
 
You can stream Whatever Witch You Are here and download the album via iTunes here
 
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Dead Heavens

Whatever Witch You Are

Dine Alone Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

New York City’s Dead Heavens is the latest project of the prolific Walter Schreifels, whose pedigree includes Vanishing Life, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools and Quicksand, the band also includes members of Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, Psychotica, Cults, Youth Of Today, Bold and Into Another. When you consider Dead Heavens extensive hardcore, punk and post hardcore credentials you probably think you’ve got a handle on what to expect, well you’d be wrong as this latest release sees Walter Schreifels remaining as unpredictable as ever and heading off into a new and unexpected direction.

Dead Heavens stand apart from the aforementioned projects Walter Schreifels has been involved in, Whatever Witch You Are takes us off into a decidedly headier psyche influenced direction. Rainbow Of The Ohm Chart eases you into album before Basic Cable, a blues influenced slab of psychedelic rock, confirms that this is a move away from Walter’s punk rock roots. But it’s not a complete turn around, Away From The Speed offers a proto punk influenced blast that is reminiscent of Vanishing Life, but for the most part this a laid back album of modern psychedelia that embraces blues influences alongside the lysergic elements

Whatever Witch You Are is closer to the blues and psychedelia of classic albums such as Disraeli Gears or Electric Ladyland rather than the comparisons you’d expect from a release from Walter Schreifels, but despite the shift in style he manages to incorporate the distinctive hallmark of his previous releases. The result is an album that somehow manages to be simultaneously completely different from anything he’s previously released whilst being an album that couldn’t have been released by anyone else, for me Whatever Witch You Are is the equal of Walter Schreifels previous releases and confirms his status as one of the most original and unpredictable stalwarts of the punk scene.

Whatever Witch You Are will be released tomorrow, June 16 2017, via Dine Alone Records and will be available on vinyl, with purple and purple and black splatter variants, CD, cassette and digital formats and is now available for pre-order from Dine Alone Records here

Dead Heavens Release Stream Of ‘Adderall Highway’

Dead Heavens WWYADead Heavens is the psych-rock project of guitarist and frontman Walter Schreifels, best known for Vanishing Life, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools and Quicksand to name but a few, who along with members of Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, Psychotica, Youth of Today, Bold, Into Another and Cults, have recorded the album Whatever Witch You Are and have now released the first song from the album, Adderall Highway.

Whatever Witch You Are is due out on June 16th on Dine Alone Records.

You can stream Adderall Highway here and pre-order Whatever Witch You Are here

Dead Heavens To Release ‘Whatever Witch You Are’ LP

Dead Heavens WWYADead Heavens is the psych-rock project of guitarist and frontman Walter Schreifels, best known for Vanishing Life, Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools and Quicksand to name but a few, who along with members of Youth Gone Mad, White Zombie, Psychotica, Youth of Today, Bold, Into Another and Cults, have recorded the album Whatever Witch You Are and have now released the first song from the album, Adderall Highway.

Whatever Witch You Are is due out on June 16th on Dine Alone Records.

You can stream Adderall Highway here and pre-order Whatever Witch You Are here

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Vanishing Life

Surveillance

Dine Alone Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Vanishing Life are an alternative and punk supergroup that features …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead‘s Autry Fulbright and Jamie Miller, the latter of which is also the sticksman for Bad ReligionWalter Schreifels, formerly of Quicksand, Gorilla Biscuits and Rival Schools, and Zach Blair, from Rise Against, which is a combination that should tantalise anyone who has a love of music from the noisier side of the street. Vanishing Life release their debut album, Surveillance, today, November 25th, via Dine Alone Records, if you were expecting some straight up punk rock, based on the former bands of the majority of the members, then you’ll be in for a surprise, as this is not the album you’d have been anticipating.

From the outset Surveillance is a pounding collection of stripped down fuzzed up garage punk, the second single from the album, The Realist, kicks things off with a grungy hook laden riff, that you’ll find stuck in your head for hours after you’ve listened to the album. Despite the rigid approach to the dark distorted style the songwriting carries enough variety to stop the album ever becoming repetitive. From the upbeat and relentless tracks Painter and Exile, the first single off the album, to the fucked up fuzz of Pretty Ruined and Seven Pointed Star  through to the dark and frantic nature of the title track and People Running, Surveillance is a pulverising forty minutes of fuzzy punk rock

The whole of Surveillance has a lo-fi appeal and resembles the lovechild of a chance meeting between the Mudhoney and Jane’s Addiction after a heavy night out. The album is punctuated by two brief unnecessary instrumentals, that for me don’t fit alongside the rest of the material, but this slight fault aside this is an unpredictable barrage of dark fuzz that defies any preconceptions that you may have had about Vanishing Life, and what more could you ask for from a debut album?

 Surveillance will be available for pre-order on all formats from Dine Alone Records here

Vanishing Life Announce Debut Album ‘Surveillance’

vanishing-lifePunk quartet Vanishing Life, that features members of Rise Against, Quicksand, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Gorilla Biscuits and Bad Religion, have announced their debut album, Surveillance, will be released on November 11th via Dine Alone Records. The album features the new single, The Realist, as well as the previously released single, Exile, and twelve more fuzzed out, hard hitting punk rock jams. Vanishing Life distil the hard charged energy and spirit of their punk and hardcore histories into a stripped down, urgent sound that’s reflective of their unique individual talents, but the furthest thing from a retread. The first two singles are available via iTunes and the full album pre-orders will launch on October 14th.

Surveillance will be available for pre-order on all formats from Dine Alone Records here

Converse Announces Five Day Free Concert Series in San Fran

ConverseConverse Inc. have revealed plans for their second free concert series with this one taking place in San Francisco after their successful run at the 100 Club in London previously.

The five-day concert series begins on June 23rd and features 20 bands including Hot Chip, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Quicksand, Mastodon, Suicidal Tendencies, Rocket From The Crypt, Juicy J, Blackalicious, DIIV, Deltron 3030, Metz and more.

The festival is a build up to the grand opening of the Converse San Francisco retail store on June 28.

Fans can register today for a chance to win tickets to attend one of the five Converse Represent shows. Submissions to win tickets closes June 18 at noon (PST) and winning ticket holders will be notified by email.

You can register here.

Quicksand’s 1993 Major Label Debut ‘Slip’ To Be Re-issued

Dine Alone RecordsOn September 11, 2012, ShopRadioCast will release the first official vinyl re-issue of Quicksand’s major label debut, Slip, since its original pressing in 1993. The album from the 90’s NYC post-hardcore band fronted by Walter Schreifels (Gorilla BiscuitsYouth of Today, Rival Schools) was re-mastered for vinyl at Sterling Sound. The gatefold jacket contains new photos not on the original pressing and can be viewed here. While the first pressing of Slip has sold out, the second pressing will ship on October 2nd , 2012 on 180 gram red vinyl. Pre-order the second pressing here. Vinyl Colors first pressing include 180 Gram Red/ Black Swirl (LTD 500) – Shop Radio Cast Exclusive, 180 Gram Green/ Yellow Swirl (LTD 500) – Shop Radio Cast Exclusive, and 180 Gram Black (LTD 500) – Dine Alone Records Exclusive.

Slip track listing can be found below.

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