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Tours: PUP

Pup TDIOCanadian punk outfit PUP has announced that they will be headlining a summer tour.  The band will be supporting their recent album, The Dream Is Over, which dropped previously this year via SideOneDummy Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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Video: Safe To Say – Down In The Dark

Safe To SayToronto’s Safe To Say has premiered a new music video from their next full-length.  The track is titled “Only Rain” and the album, Down in the Dark, is set to drop digitally and in CD formats on July 22, 2016 via SideOneDummy Records.  

Check out the video below.

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Safe To Say Announces New LP

Safe To SayToronto’s Safe To Say has announced the details for their next full-length.  The album will be titled Down in the Dark and is set to drop digitally and in CD formats on July 22, 2016 via SideOneDummy Records.  

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

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Astronautalis Streams Upcoming LP In Full

ASTRONAUTALISMinneapolis MN, USA, Hip-Hop/Indie-Rock/Punk band Astronautalis has premiered a full stream of his upcoming album, Cut The Body Loose, which is due out on May 13 2016 via Cargo Records in the EU and SideOneDummy Records in the US.

Listen to the disc here.  Pre-orders are available here.

Video: Rozwell Kid – Magic Eye

Rozwell KidRozwell Kid has premiered a new music video for the song “Magic Eye” from their Good Graphics EP, which was released with SideOneDummy Records on vinyl for the first time earlier this year. The band continues to support their 2014 album, Too Shabby

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Astronautalis Announce New LP

GDOB2-30CH-001.cdrMinneapolis-based musician/jack-of-all-trades Astronautalis has released a new full-length. The album will be titledCut The Body Loose and was produced by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Modest Mouse, Bill Callahan).  The album will be made available via SideoneDummy Records on May 3, 2016.

Watch a video for the new single, “Running Away From God,” below.

Video: Astronautalis – Sike

ASTRONAUTALISMinneapolis band Astronautalis has premiered a new music video for the song “Sike,” from their upcoming fifth LP, due out later this year on SideOneDummy Records.  The song also currently appears on their recent EP of the same name.

Watch the video below.

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PUP Title New LP

PupCanadian punk group PUP has unveiled the title of their forthcoming full length.  The disc sophomore effort will be titled The Dream Is Over and will be available on SideOneDummy Records later this year.

Watch the video announcement here.

Video: PUP – DVP

PupCanadian punk group PUP has released a brand new music video.  The video features the song “DVP,” which debuted as a new single back in January on SideOneDummy Records debut.

Watch the video below.

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Violent Soho – Viceroy

Violent SohoAustralian band Violent Soho has released a new single.  The track is titled “Viceroy” and serves as the second single from from the band’s fourth LP, WACO, available later this year via SideOneDummy Records.

Check out the song below.

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Tours: PUP / Pkew Pkew Pkew

PupToronto’s PUP has announced that they will be playing a one-off headlining show at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn on Friday February 12. The band will receive support from Pkew Pkew Pkew.  PUP released their self titled effort in 2014.

Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at 10:00AM EST and can be purchased here.

Tours: Meat Wave

Meat WaveChicago based trio Meat Wave will be heading on tour in the new year. The band will be supporting their latest records, Delusion Moon, which dropped back in September via SideOneDummy Records.

Dates can be found below.

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Jeff Rosenstock – The 59 Sound (Gaslight Anthem Cover)

Jeff RosenstockPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock recently sat down for a live session of The gaslight Anthem‘s “The 59 Sound” for SideOneDummy Records.  Rosenstock continues to support his solo debut, We Cool, released back in March.  The album was produced by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven).  Song premiered are expected to follow shortly.

Watch the video performance below.

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Video: Jeff Rosenstock – Hall Of Fame

SideOneDummy RecordsPunk rocker Jeff Rosenstock has premiered a new music video for the song “Hall of Fame” from his recent SideOneDummy Records debut, We Cool, released back in March.  The album was produced by Jack Shirley (Tony Molina, Joyce Manor, Deafheaven).  Song premiered are expected to follow shortly.

Watch the video below.

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Rozwell Kid Sign To SideOneDummy Records

RRozwell Kidozwell Kid has joined forced with SideOneDummy Records.  The band, known for its relentless touring schedule, continues to support their 2014 album, Too Shabby. The band will be making a stop at this year’s Fest ’14 and will meet up for even more dates with Andrew Jackson Jihad and The Get Up Kids.

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Restorations – Tiny Prayers

RestorationsRestorations has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Tiny Prayers” from their new disc, LP3, released last year via SideOneDummy Records.  

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Violent Soho And Spraynard Release 7″

Violent SohoAustralia’s Violent Soho are releasing a split with Spraynard.  The first track from Spraynard is titled “Back Roads” and can be heard below.  Violent Soho will contribute the song “Tomatito.”  The split will be released by SideOneDummy Records and is limited to 1000 pressings.

Pre-orders are here.  Listen to the track below.

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Allison Weiss

Allison Weiss

New Love

SideOneDummy Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

With the release of her SideOneDummy Records debut, New Love, Allison Weiss has finally fulfilled the immense potential inherent in the plethora of EPs and albums leading up to this moment.  Known for her emotional delivery much in the same pseudo-melancholy vein as indie stalwarts Tegan & Sara, Weiss’ current step is her biggest as an artist.  While she has jumped around from acoustic pop to indie and pop-punk between releases, New Love picks synth-pop and runs with it.  As quickly becomes clear, Weiss has the musical heft to make it in the big leagues without compromising the underlying sincerity defining the reputation she’s gained in her time under the radar.

Opening with the cautious minimalism of “The Sound,” Weiss reminds listeners of the subtle touch that first got her noticed.  Expressing herself at her most exposed, she lands each whispered note with the unmistakable candor that captures the confidence Weiss has made her own over her journey.   After such a delicate entrance, Weiss begins infusing layers of bells, synth and a distant acoustic strum in a light but tight production that feels like Weiss’ natural next step.  “Who We Are” takes little time settling into a joyous pace that mirrors the wide-eyed, fresh-faced chorus call, “let’s go find out who we are.”  As with her past endeavours, Weiss continues to find success in the line between adolescent naivety and emerging maturity.

Weiss has always demonstrated that she can channel a whole lot of heart, and she expertly maintains herself even when the songs enter their catchiest, poppiest arcs.  Such moments burst to life in the lively pulsing synth beats of “Back To Me” and rumbling, undulating bass of “Golden Coast.”  The former even frames the chorus line, “my baby’s coming back to me,” as the type typical of singing along to a “top 40’s pop song” in the driver’s seat.  Some such moments, like “Motorbike,” even achieve similar heights on a solid dose of fuzzed up indie rock.  While song structures typically take on bigger approaches, even the simpler, more subtle moments like “Over You” have little difficulty holding up to their more expressive counterparts.

As far as potential breakouts go, Allison Weiss stands poised to make her mark on the mainstream without turning her back on the subtle charm that she’s built her glowing reputation on.  New Love is the summation of Weiss’ allure as an artist with a nod to her evolving identity and future success.  A big moment for Weiss well worth being a part of.

Allison Weiss Full Album Stream

SideOneDummy RecordsAllison Weiss is has launched a full stream of her new album, Love Now,  which is set to drop on October 2, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.  The LP was be produced by Forrest Kline (Hellogoodbye) and Brad Hale (Now Now, Sombear).  

Listen to the full disc here.

Gogol Bordello Extend ‘Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike’ Tour

Gogol Bordello - Gypsy PunksGypsy punk pioneers Gogol Bordello have announced plans to continue their Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike tour with a series of New Year’s Eve show times.  The newly announced performances include New York City’s Terminal 5 and Washington, D.C.’s 9:30 Club. The tour features full performances of the seminal full length.

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Allison Weiss – Who We Are

SideOneDummy RecordsAllison Weiss is has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song Who We Are” and will appear on her new album, Love Now, due out October 2, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.  The LP was be produced by Forrest Kline (Hellogoodbye) and Brad Hale (Now Now, Sombear).  

Watch the video below.

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Microwave – Thinking Of You

MicrowaveGeorgia noisy punk outfit Microwave has premiered a song from theri upcomginf ull length.  The track is titled “Thinking Of Yout” and will appear on their upcoming new 12″ with Head North, available October 9, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records. The band released their debut full length, Stovall, last year and is currently available for streaming on their bandcamp page.

Listen tothe track here courtesy Stereogum.

Meat Wave Streams Full Album

Meat WaveChicago based trio Meat Wave has premiered a full stream of their upcoming record, Delusion Moon, which is due out on September 18, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.

Listen to the full disc below.

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Allison Weiss – Back To Me

SideOneDummy RecordsAllison Weiss is streaming a brand new track.  The song is a bubbly synth-pop tune titled “Back To Me” and will appear on her new album, Love Now, due out October 2, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.  The LP was be produced by Forrest Kline (Hellogoodbye) and Brad Hale (Now Now, Sombear).  

Listen to the song here.  Upcoming tour dates are below.

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Tours: Andrew Jackson Jihad / Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts / Rozwell Kid.

Andrew Jackson JihadSide One Dummy recording artists Andrew Jackson Jihad will be hitting the road for a North American run this November with Jeffrey Lewis & Los Bolts and Rozwell Kid. Last year Andrew Jackson Jihad released their fifth album, Christmas Island

Tour dates are below.

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Video: Meat Wave – Cosmic Zoo

Meat WaveChicago based trio Meat Wave has premiered a new music video from their upcoming record, Delusion Moon, which is due out on September 18, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.

The video features the track “Cosmic Zoo” and can be viewed here courtesy NerdList.

Restorations Perform Acoustic Session

RestorationsRestorations recently performed an acoustic set for NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts sessions.  The band last released LP3 in 2014 via SideOneDummy Records.

Watch the full session below.

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Safe To Say

Safe To Say

Hiding Games

SideOneDummy Records/New Damage Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

When a press release spits out likenesses to At The Drive In, Brand New and Crime In Stereo, you have my undivided attention.  But you better make good on the promise.  From experience, such assertions end up setting the bar too high and most often lead to undue disappointment.  So when SideOneDummy Records trumpeted the signing of Ontario post-hardcore band, Safe To Say, referencing all of the above and more, all sorts of red flags and alarms went off in my head.  Of course there was still that nagging sense that this time could be different, but my defenses were up.

I’ve never been happier to be dead wrong. 

Safe To Say is one of the few bands that are truly cut from the same cloth as At The Drive In, Brand New and Crime In Stereo.  Not just mirroring sonic similarities, but communicating an understanding that transcends mere mimicry, Safe To Say’s debut EP, Hiding Games, feels as if the quartet has been in the post-hardcore business for years.

Right from the opening notes, the band taps into a haunting essence sure to send chills down your spine.  “Summer Sickness” offers a directness that doesn’t shy away from Brand New-esque bass distortion and a crawling, eerie rhythm with Jesse Lacey style near-whispers.  From this dark stylistic descent next rises “Bracelets” shining highs.  Propelled by harsh guitars that take a nod from Crime In Stereo, the band soars intensely on the wings of Grad Garcia’s agonizing vocals.  Striking lyrics quickly reveal themselves as a rallying point for Safe To Say’s ominous soundscapes. “I want to hurt all the ones I love,” chimes Garcia as the duality of “When I’m Not Here’s” dark menacing passages and big gut wrenching cries erupt in a volley of explosive guitars.  “Near Enough” ends the disc on a slightly grungy note (Superheaven), that artfully balances heavy and light elements.

But “Lull (Heaven Knows)” stands as defining highlight.  Played with skeletal simplicity, the eerie, deadpan deliverance of the line, “Tell me did you kill your friends, poison them like I did,” sends shockwaves in its minimalism.  The isolating, soft-speak moves between singular, echoing guitar and hollow percussion via drummer JJ.  The later addition of a lone piano bridge fits for dramatic effect, exacerbating further lines like “hell’s digging a grave in my head.”  “Lull (Heaven Knows)” is a fulfillingly vacant track that nails the sense of hopelessness that Brand New has built their career from.

Only “Zoey” makes me question Safe To Say’s potential.  The track sticks out like a sore thumb against the myriad of complexities composing Hiding Games.  It doesn’t sound “bad,” just really typical of the genre – lacking creative tempo, song structure and vocals of its brethren.

SideOneDummy Records did good on signing Safe To Say.  Hiding Games is a fantastic introduction to what is one of the most genuine up and coming post-hardcore acts around.  With this kind of first impression, Safe To Say have their work cut out ahead of them, but if Hiding Games is any indication, they’re more than up for the challenge.

Meat Wave – Cosmic Zoo

Meat WaveChicago based trio Meat Wave has premired a new track from their upcoming record, Delusion Moon, which is due out on September 18, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records.

The track is titled “Cosmic Zoo” and can be heard here courtesy Consequence Of Sound.

 

Video: Meat Wave – Delusion Moon

Meat WaveChicago based trio Meat Wave has premired a new music video for the title track of the upcoming record, Delusion Moon, which is due out on September 18, 2015 via SideOneDummy Records

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Tours: Timeshares

TimesharesNY’s Timeshares has announced that they will be heading on tour this August.  The band will be supporting their sophomore full-length, Already Dead, released this past Spring via SideOneDummy Records.  

Listen to the full disc here courtesy SPIN.

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