Hulloh, friends! I guess we gotta do this here and now. We are no longer a band. Bum Out City, USA. We had a great time, doh! We are still the best of friends and we aim to keep it that way. Probably about half the reason why we are no longer going to continue with this band. We can’t thank YOU ALL enough for the support, kind words, shows, conversations, floors to sleep on, food to eat and general shenanigans! We are all continuing with music with each other and without. We’re very happy with what we’ve done with these 10 plus years as Captain, We’re Sinking, but it’s time to stop.
This spring The Caskett Lottery will be playing shows to help celebrate the rerelease of their first three LPs Choose Bronze (1999), Moving Mountains (2000), and Survival Is For Cowards (2002) on Boston label Run For Cover Records. The now-classic, long out-of-print albums are being repressed in limited quantities and will be available individually and in a box set available on Record Store Day 2018.
A limited pre-sale from Run For Cover Records will be available from January 12th at 10am here
The Caskett Lottery‘s US tour dates can be viewed below Read More…
Indie/alt country band Pinegrove has premiered a new song. The track is titled “Intrepid” and will appear on their forthcoming album. The Montclair, NJ band are currently continue to support their previous LP, Cardinal, which is out now on Run For Cover Records.
Tour dates are below.
As You PleaseRun For Cover Records
By Cole Faulkner
Southern Michigan / Northwest Ohio post-punk act Citizen saw their biggest transformation with the release of their debut full length, Youth. The band veered towards the Brand New camp with elegance and poise, channeling their best Jesse Lacey impression into something they could comfortably call their own. The band followed with Everybody Is Going To Heaven, which explored both a heavier, more ominous sound and amidst a clear tweaking of alignment towards Manchester Orchestra. Now on their third album, As You Please, Citizen makes yet another modest realignment as part of their album-to-album evolution.
This time around, Citizen takes a slight step in the direction of the alt/indie camp, while pivoting towards an emo influenced periphery. Opener “Jet” kicks off with what serves as a catchy mid-tempo single, bolstered by crunchy but distinct guitars and lulls of subdued vocals to match the artistic choral highs. The track, which lands somewhere functionally between Able Baker Fox and Prawn, serves as a forceful introduction to the highs and lows embedded within As You Please. Follow-up “In The Middle Of It All” introduces a complement of Arcade Fire-drawn falsetto vocals, strategically landing with a poet’s tact. This track embodies a level of elegance that clearly contrasts with the heavier post-punk influences inherent in tracks like “Medicine,” which ooze with raw emotional aptitude.
Similar stylistic disparities arise between the edgy structure and delivery of tracks like “Fever Days” and the soft, City & Colour-like ambience underlying those like “Discrete Routines.” Citizen strives to strike balance amidst such sonic diversity, which is reflected in the clear ebb and flow of As You Please’s tracklisting. The only downfall is that while there is plenty of stylistic variance across the album, tracks emulating similar styles tend to come across collectively familiar in execution.
Overall, Citizen continues to move in a productive direction as As You Please confirms the band’s commitment to stylistic growth with each passing release. As You Please strikes a wise balance between an extrovert offensive and introvert reflection. Fans of post-punk will enjoy the swelling build up, while the alternative and indie faithful will embrace the structured approach underlying most songs.
Citizen has premiered a stripped-down version of “Flowerchild,” from their upcoming LP, As You Please. The live video was recorded in Will Yip’s Studio 4. The album is out now on Run For Cover Records.
Check out the video below.
Deep at the heart of Makthaverskan‘s new album Ill lies a burning desire, a longing to find compassion against a global backdrop where love in all its forms feels as if its being sucked from our lives. Led by vocalist Maja Milner‘s barbed wail, Ill is Makthaverskan turning their sights on the world at large, chasing hope and understanding in a time when it can seem impossible to find either. Makthaverskan are now streaming their third full-length, Ill, via Bandcamp in advance of the album’s October 20th release on Run For Cover Records and Luxury Records. Physical pre-orders for Ill are now available and the album can be purchased digitally for $5 via Bandcamp ahead of the album’s release. US tour plans will be announced shortly.
You can pre-order and stream Ill via Bandcamp here
Deep at the heart of Makthaverskan‘s new album Ill lies a burning desire, a longing to find compassion against a global backdrop where love in all its forms feels as if its being sucked from our lives. Ill is Makthaverskan turning their sights on the world at large, chasing hope and understanding in a time when it can seem impossible to find either. Makthaverskan have now released a stream of Comfort, the third single from their forthcoming album.
Ill is now available for pre-order via Run For Cover Records here
You can stream Comfort here
Following the release of their recent single In My Dreams, Makthaverskan have now released a stream of a new track, Eden. The song is taken from from their recently released album, Ill, the third full-length from the Swedish post punk legends that was released via Run For Cover Records and Luxury Records last month.
Makthaverskan will announce tour dates in support of their new album shortly.
The band will be touring in support of the album this Fall. Tour dates are below.
Citizen has premiered a new music video and track. The track is titled “Jet” and will appear on the upcoming album, As You Please, which is due out on Run For Cover Records on October 6th, 2017. The band released their latest full length, Everybody Is Going To Heaven, in June 2015.
Watch the video below.
Indie/alt country band Pinegrove has announced that the will be heading on tour this Fall and Winter. The Montclair, NJ band are currently riding high on the success of their latest LP, Cardinal, which is out now on Run For Cover Records.
Tour dates are below.
Over the past 18 months Camp Cope have become a force in modern music, a wholly independent band who only do things on their terms and refuse to compromise on their values, now Boston’s Run For Cover Records have announced Australia’s Camp Cope as their latest signing and they will now join the ranks of bands such as Pinegrove, Modern Baseball and Tigers Jaw. The label will team with Australian label Poison City Records to release Camp Cope‘s debut self titled album for the first time in North America on September 8, 2017 and Camp Cope will be embarking on their first US tour in July.
You can view the video for the track Done, and Camp Cope‘s US tour dates, below Read More…
Captain We’re Sinking have always had a story to tell, for the decade they’ve been a band their songs have always confronted life’s hardships in a way that feels lived in and authentic. On The King Of No Man the band present a punk album that is resilient in every sense of the word, now the band have released a stream of the track Water ahead of the album’s release.
The King Of No Man will be released on Run For Cover Records on June 23rd 2017.
Scranton punks Captain We’re Sinking are back with their first album in four years, The King of No Man will be released on Run For Cover Records on June 23, 2017. The band have released a stream of Trying Year that is the first track from the album. Captain We’re Sinking have announced a record release show On June 23rd at Everybody Hits in Philadelphia and will announce more tour dates shortly, including dates with The Menzingers.
King Of No Man can be pre-ordered via Run For Cover Records here
UK quintet Basement has premiered a new music video for the song “Promise Everything, from the deluxe version of their 2016 full length, Promise Everything. The album is avaiable through Run For Cover Records.
Listen to the song below.
In the wake of repeated harmful speech and actions by the Trump administration, Boston-based Run For Cover Records is announcing their commitment to fighting back with the Rally For Change initiative. Run For Cover Records has released this statement
We feel compelled to use the platform our community has afforded us to fight back, to protect the rights of marginalized people, raise awareness of injustice, and defend human rights in any way possible.
Over the past year, the label, which includes artists such as Pinegrove, Modern Baseball, Turnover, Tigers Jaw, Citizen and Basement, has raised $30,000 for organizations including Planned Parenthood, Finex House, and the ACLU. Today Run For Cover Records is has announced their commitment to fighting back with Rally For Change. Read More…
Elvis Depressedly announced that they will be touring the UK and Europe this April. Elvis Depressedly most recently released the Holo Pleasures / California Dreamin’ LP on Run For Cover Records last summer, which is both a re-issue of their 2013 Holo Pleasures EP and a new EP of unreleased material on the B-side, California Dreamin’.
Tour dates are below.
On Inauguration Day, indie/alt country band Pinegrove released a live EP, titled Elsewhere via Bandcamp, with all sales to be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. The Montclair, NJ band are currently riding high on the success of their latest LP, Cardinal, which is out now on Run For Cover Records.
Pinegrove have detailed how they plan to use their music to resist Trump’s agenda over the next four years in an interview with mic.com here
Elsewhere can be streamed and purchased here
Elvis Depressedly announced a west coast tour today with support from Erik Phillips, formerly known as Cat Be Damned, tickets for all dates are on sale now. Elvis Depressedly most recently released the Holo Pleasures / California Dreamin’ LP on Run For Cover Records last summer, which is both a re-issue of their 2013 Holo Pleasures EP and a new EP of unreleased material on the B-side, California Dreamin’.
Holo Pleasures / California Dreamin’ can be purchased via Run For Cover Records here
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Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball have announced a spring headlining US tour today, with support from Kevin Devine, Sorority Noise and The Obsessives. Tickets for all shows will be on sale to the general public this Friday, January 6th at 12pm EST but limited pre-sale tickets for the shows are now available here
You can stream and purchase Modern Baseball‘s Holy Ghost Album here
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Run For Cover Records artist Petal have shared a new video today for Chandelier Thief, a track taken from their debut album, Shame, that was released in late 2015. The melodically driven, indie rock record was recorded and produced by Will Yip and draws influence from Death Cab For Cutie and Pedro The Lion.
Petal are currently on tour with Kevin Devine and Pinegrove, and will be playing Asbury Park, New Jersey with Brian Fallon.
You can view the video for Chandelier Thief, and the tour dates, below Read More…
In light of recent events, Run For Cover Records has generously announced that their entire digital catalogue will be available on their Bandcamp page for pay what you want through to Sunday, November 13th and all money raised will support Planned Parenthood.
The Boston based independent record label have guaranteed that 100% of the proceeds raised will be donated to Planned Parenthood, in addition to this Run For Cover Records have stated that they will match the donations raised via their Bandcamp up to $5000.
The Run For Cover Records Bandcamp can be found here
Baltimore’s Teen Suicide has launched a full dull stream of their upcoming Bonus EP. The EP is set to drop on November 11, 2016 via Run For Cover Records and will follow their recent double LP, It’s the Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the Honeypot.
Listen to the full disc here courtesy Fader.
Baltimore’s Teen Suicide has announced the release of their upcoming Bonus EP. The EP is set to drop on November 11, 2016 via Run For Cover Records and will follow their recent double LP, It’s the Big Joyous Celebration, Let’s Stir the Honeypot.
Watch the video below.
Watch the video below.
MewithoutYou have been abducted by aliens in their wild new video for the song Watermelon Ascot, created for the band by bizarre and prolific video auteur Phil Thomas Katt of The Uncharted Zone. Watermelon Ascot is off the band’s sixth album and most recent release, Pale Horses. This year marks MewithoutYou‘s 15th year of being a band, and they kick off a fall US tour with support from Into It. Over It. and Yoni Wolf next week.
The tour dates and the video for Watermelon Ascot can be viewed below Read More…