At The Drive In - Diamante

At The Drive In


Rise Records

Rating: 4/5




It’s been a successful year for At The Drive In, following their recent reformation they launched themselves into 2017, a year which saw them complete a successful world tour in the wake of the release of in • ter a • li • a, their critically acclaimed new album that marked their first new material in almost two decades. At The Drive In are now seeing out a memorable 2017 in style with the release of a brand new EP, Diamanté, that will be released on ten inch vinyl via Rise Records for the Record Store Day Black Friday event that takes place today, Friday November 24th.

Amid Ethics kicks things off with dark distortion heavy riff, and it opens the latest release from At The Drive In in fine discordant style, Despondent At High Noon continues the dark and more experimental style that pervades the Diamanté EP, and ensures that the EP offers something different, yet at the same time remaining reassuringly familiar, from At The Drive In. To underscore this feeling the final track, Point Of Demarkation, is a much more atmospheric number that carries a slower grinding menace than the tracks that preceded it, meaning that Diamanté is a release that ensures At The Drive In are finishing 2017 in style, before they kick off 2018 with a UK Spring tour.

If you actually want to get something worthwhile from Black Friday, rather than the usual array of discounted and outdated stock that is labelled as a bargain, then this should be an essential purchase for fans both old and new of At The Drive In, as Diamanté is the perfect companion release to their impressive full length, in • ter a • li • a, that was released earlier this year. Diamanté will only be available via your local independent record store on Record Store Day‘s Black Friday event that takes place today, Friday November 24th.

You can locate your local participating record store here

Circa Survive Release New Album ‘The Amulet’

Circa Survive TACirca Survive‘s adventurous new album, The Amulet, is out today on Hopeless Records. Circa Survive sound as vital as ever on their sixth full length, stretching their brand of intricately appealing post-hardcore into intense new territory. The Amulet finds Circa Survive continuing to push their unconventional sound, proving exactly why they’re still one of alternative’s most exhilarating bands.

You can stream The Aumlet via Spotify here

The Amulet can be purchased here and details of a Record Store Day exclusive can be found here

The Duke Spirit To Release ‘Serenade’ EP For Record Store Day

duke-spirit-serenadeThis Saturday is Record Store Day‘s 10th birthday and The Duke Spirit have announced they will be issuing an exclusive release of the Serenade EP on 180gsm Pink Robot Vinyl and at 6pm they will also be playing a live set at London’s Flashback Records.

The Duke Spirit‘s website, where you can purchase their latest album Kin, can be found here

The Punk Site review of Kin can be read here

You can read more about Record Store Day here

Frank Turner Releases Limited Edition Double A-Side For Record Store Day

Frank TurnerFollowing his Wembley Arena all dayer on April 13th, Frank Turner will be releasing a special single for Record Store Day. A limited edition double A-side 7″ of I Still Believe / Somebody To Love will be hitting stores on April 21st 2012. I Still Believe is taken from Frank’s best selling album, England Keep My Bones and Somebody To Love is a cover of the classic Queen song, first performed at the Reading and Leeds festivals.

Somebody To Love will also be released as a digital single on April 30th.

Record Store Day Releases: Flogging Molly, The Horrible Crowes, Dave Hause

SideOneDummy RecordsFor the 5th annual Record Store Day, SideOneDummy Records will be releasing 7″ records from Flogging Molly, The Horrible Crowes, and Dave Hause

The Flogging Molly 7″ will feature an original version their song “Drunken Lullabies” and a live acoustic recording of the track A Prayer for Me In Silence from their latest record, Speed of Darkness

The Horrible Crowes release will contain 2 live tracks from an in store performance the band did in Long Beach, CA back in September. 

Dave Hause‘s record is from a series The Loved Ones frontman will be releasing in congruence with various record labels in which Dave will be covering songs by bands from each label. 

The SideOneDummy 7″ will feature covers from Flogging Molly and Audra Mae as well as 2 Dave Hause originals.  

Record Store Day takes place on April 21st.

Lemuria Recording New 7 Inch

LemuriaLemuria is in the studio recording with J. Robbins two new songs for a special 7 inch for Record Store Day.

 Lemuria drummer Alex Kerns commented:

“We are all fans and supporters of our own local record stores, and fully support the mission of ‘Record Store Day’. This year, everything seemed to work out timing-wise for us to contribute our own release, so we jumped eagerly at the opportunity! We entered the studio in Baltimore with J Robbins yesterday to record two songs for a very limited, very special RSD only release. The songs will be the first recorded to feature our new bass player, and the record itself will feature artwork from our friend Sarah Abbot. You can help by requesting your local record store to carry this release, and by buying our 7″ and other limited records on April 21st!”

Record Store Day takes place on April 21st, 2012.

The band released Pebble last year on Bridge Nine Records.

Record Store Day: Title Fight To Play In Store Gig

To celebrate Record Store Day, Title Fight will be playing a free acoustic gig in their hometown’s local record store. You can catch the band at this all ages gig in Gallery of Sound, Wilkes-Barre, PA on Record Store Day April 16th.

The band are currently in the middle of an extensive tour, a full list of dates can be found here

Record Store Day Latest: Husker Du/Green Day Split

Husker DuThe latest release to be announced in celebration of Record Store Day this April 16th, will be a special 7 inch vinyl split from Husker Du and Green Day.

Side A will feature the Husker Du classic Don’t Want To Know If You Are Lonely from their 1986 album Candy Apple Grey, while the B side will be Green Day’s cover of the same song, which they recorded back in the 90’s for MTV as part of their ‘Influences’ show.


A Day To Remember Record Store Day Releases

A Day To RememberA Day To Remember are the latest band to announce plans for a limited edition vinyl release to coincide with Record Store Day on April 16th. They will be releasing their single ‘All I Want’ as a 7” single with bonus acoustic version and B-Side etching for the day.

The limited edition colored 7” will be released in the US as a clear purple pressing (limited 2,000) and internationally throughout Canada, the UK, the Netherlands, and Australia as a mint green pressing (limited 1,000).

Rise Records Celebrates Record Store Day With Two Exclusive Vinyls (Piebald; Transit)

Rise RecordsRise Records has announced that the label will be celebtrating this year’s Record Store Day with two special vinyl releases.  The first is a special triple gatefold 12″ vinyl from Piebald including what the label is calling their “best three” releases, When Life Hands You Lemons, If It Weren’t for Venetian Blinds It Would Be Curtains for Us All and We Are the Only Friends We Have.  The other release comes from Boston’s Transit in the form of an exclusive two song 7″ limited to 1000 copies (300 green/gray  –  700  blue/clear).

A preview graphic for both releases can be found below.

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Bouncing Souls: Live At Generation Records LP

Bouncing SoulsNew Jersey’s The Bouncing Souls will release a new, live vinyl record in celebration of this year’s Record Store Day. Called Live at Generation Records, the 12-inch vinyl only release showcases 11 tracks from the band’s celebrated acoustic performance at New York’s Generation Records on Record Store Day 2009. It includes fan favorites like “Lamar Vannoy,” “Quik Chek Girl,” “Joe Lies,” “Gasoline” and a special cover of Sick Of It All’s “Good Lookin’ Out.

The record is a one-time, limited edition vinyl pressing of 1500 copies and will exclusively distributed by the Independent Label Collective. It will be available April 16th.

The artwork, track listing and a live video from the event can be seen below.

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Hold Steady Release Limited Edition Vinyl for Record Store Day

The Hold SteadyGigwise has announced that The Hold Steady will release a limited edition run of their new album – Heaven Is Whenever – on vinyl in celebration of Record Store Day.  Each special edition of the album will feature custom screen printed artwork.

The “highly limited” copies will only be available in independent record stores participating in Record Store Day, which takes place on April 17.

Heaven Is Whenever’ was produced by Dean Baltulonis, who also engineered the band’s 2004 debut ‘Almost Killed Me‘. The record will be officially released on May 4th through Vagrant Records.