Though I'm Alone, the sophomore full-length from Greensboro, NC's, Barrow is now available for pre-order from Mayfly Records . In addition you can stream the full album exclusively on Absolute Punk . Also, "You Can Probably Find It In Norfolk" is the first single and is currently streaming on Property of Zack . The National Rifle have released the first video , directed by Brian Carroll, from their album Almost Endless for the song "Coke Beat." Ireland's multiple award-nominated breakout trio Adebisi Shank have released [...]
Metalcore act Underøath has released a video for "Sunburnt," directed by the band's own Daniel Davison. Check out the track "Asshole Rules the Navy" by Iggy Pop and Hawk and a Hacksaw off the highly anticipated Hal Willner produced Son of Rogues Gallery, out February 19th. Black metal threat Koldbrann are streaming 'Vertigo' in its entirety at Hails and Horns.com! 'Vertigo' is out now. Run, Forever has teamed up with the fine folks at Absolutepunk.net to premiere a video for [...]
Autumn Owls are excited to announce their first US tour since appearing at last year's CMJ when they released their debut album Between Buildings, Toward The Sea which Magnet called "that rarest of birds: an album able to evolve and surprise track by track." The tour kicks off at the Rock Shop in Brooklyn on February 27th and features an appearance at Savannah Stopover Festival (March 9th) before wrapping up in Austin at SXSW. Joining them for the US tour is New York's The End Of America, a folk band with a DIY punk ethos featuring members of Call [...]
Atlanta, GA's Burners have announced that its debut, Feast, will be released on February 12, 2013, via the band's own Money Pit Media . The six-song EP will be available in digital format as a free / pay-what-you-like download. Featuring ex-members of Campaign , Jena Berlin , Mose Giganticus - as well as Atlanta underground DIY heroes Benard and Die Benny - Burners tears through 13 minutes of high-octane, thrash-inspired punk that elicits comparisons to bands such as Propagandhi, Title Fight and even Slayer. Feast never relents in tempo [...]
After months of silent anticipation, Swedish blackened punks Death Wolf are finally ready to give fans their first taste of the band's new album, II: Black Armoured Death! While their new effort still features Danzig-influenced material in the vein of songs found on Death Wolf's self-titled debut album, the first track to be launched from II: Black Armoured Death, "World Serpent," is a thrashy romp fueled by raw, bestial aggression.
This fall Maserati released their critically acclaimed album Maserati VII via Temporary Residence. Pitchfork said, "Their sense of dynamics and compositional flow is right in line with Mogwai, Explosions in the Sky...it powers sleekly along on economical drumming, taut, delay-heavy riffs, and chugging bass, a little like Trans Am with more focus." Rock-A-Rolla raved, "Their heavy, unfaltering grooves are as potent as ever." Maserati has just announced a month-long European tour, their first in support of the release. The tour kicks off in Athens and will make stops all across Europe, with a number festival appearances including Roadburn, [...]
Guided By Voices have announced a new album. The fourth album from the reunited "classic" line-up of Robert Pollard, Tobin Sprout, Greg Demos, Mitch Mitchell and Kevin Fennell, English Little League is scheduled for release on April 30th from GBV, Inc.
This Valentine's Day, The Irrepressibles release their sophomore album: Nude. It combines dark electronica with organic orchestration and is - in their words - an attempt to explain "the rich complexity of life." A raw, elements-inspired work with a focus on the passing of time and memory, NUDE is expansive and atmospheric. It features powerful melodies and arrangements that fuse together European electronica and orchestration with Lynch-like American iconography.
San Diego duo Heavy Hawaii is pleased to announce their Goosebumps LP and their first single "Airborne Kawasaki." Matt Bahamas, lead songwriter of the band, describes the track: the title came from a T2 trading card, where the T1000 is bursting through a window three floors up. The lyrics are lazy and carefree." The track is a progression from the bands previous work, but retains the originality and discord for which the band is known. Goosebumps is out March 19 via Art Fag Recordings. Download the track courtesy of FILTER .
Savannah Stopover Music Festival has announced its final lineup and schedule. The latest additions to the festival are BRAIDS, HAERTS, Prince Rama and Kopecky Family Band. These bands will be joining over 100 acts set to perform March 7th-9th, 2013, in Savannah, GA.
Baeble Music have just premiered the U.S. debut of Lowlakes ' video for "Song for Motion." Brooklyn duo Chalk and Numbers have announced their upcoming Parade EP (available March 12th) and released the first single "Boy." Nico Vega , have partnered with the RollingStone.com to exclusively premiere the band's latest EP, Fury Oh Fury . The EP will be available to purchase online February 5th through Five Seven Music. Electric Guest 's Asa Taccone's quirky dance moves have always been a highlight [...]
Iron and Wine makes its Nonesuch Records debut with Ghost on Ghost in the U.S. on April 16th (April 15th on 4AD in Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand). Ghost on Ghost is the fifth release from singer-songwriter Sam Beam, using the pen name Iron and Wine. The album was produced by Beam's longtime associate Brian Deck (Modest Mouse, Califone, Fruit Bats) and follows 2011's Kiss Each Other Clean, which debuted at #2 on the Billboard chart to critical acclaim. Iron and Wine will support the new release with tour dates throughout 2013, to be announced soon.
Bye Bye 17, the anticipated new album from acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann), is set to be released April 23rd on Cult Records. This is Tillmann's fifth full-length release as Har Mar Superstar and follows his critically acclaimed 2009 release, Dark Touches. Of the release, the BBC heralds, "Dark Touches is a hook-packed, skillfully produced guilty pleasure of a record that it's almost impossible not to enjoy," while the Cincinnati CityBeat declares, "simply further proof of Sean Tillmann's astonishingly broad-yet-laser-guided sense of humor and flawless musical bag of tricks."
Internationally-renowned metal goliaths Gojira are currently on a North American headlining tour in support of their highly-acclaimed latest album, L'Enfant Sauvage. Supporting Gojira on their first North American run of headlining dates of L'Enfant Sauvage, are The Devin Townsend Project and The Atlas Moth.
"As an avid gamer myself I was honored to be asked to work on this project," says Combichrist mastermind Andy LaPlegua, regarding his latest project No Redemption, his soundtrack to the Capcom video game DmC Devil May Cry. "I had a lot of fun digging myself into Dante's psyche in order to create music to match the battle scenes and am equally as excited to license existing Combichrist music." Not quite the follow-up to 2010's Making Monsters nor far removed either, No Redemption is a brutal and unrelenting musical excursion into a nightmarish videogame world. It [...]
The Asphodells, Andrew J. Weatherall and Timothy J. Fairplay, have announced the upcoming release of their new album. Entitled "Ruled by Passion, Destroyed by Lust," the album is set for release on February 12th by Rotters Golf Club. The album will be available as a CD, LP and download. Andrew Weatherall's extraordinary twenty-five year career in music has been characterised by a series of unique partnerships. Before even touching on his nineteen albums, thirty or so EPs and singles plus more than two hundred and fifty remixes we should hark back to the early days of acid house [...]
Henry Wagons last week released his first between-band-albums solo recording, Expecting Company?, on Thirty Tigers in the U.S. and Six Shooter in Canada. The release follows the artist's critically acclaimed U.S. debut effort, Rumble Shake & Tumble, with his band, Wagons. With favorable reviews starting to gather, Henry will head to the U.S. for a short tour in February and March including several appearances during SXSW week. Six of the seven tracks are duets featuring six stellar guests: Alison Mosshart (The Kills, The Dead Weather), Sophia Brous, Canada's Jenn Grant, Robert Forster (The Go-Betweens), Patience Hodgson (The [...]
Raleigh, NC-based singer/songwriter Kenny Roby has announced the release of Memories & Birds due April 2nd on Little Criminal Records. The eight song effort is the first new album in over six years and fourth overall from the founding member of the acclaimed '90s alt-country/indie rock band, Six String Drag. Co-produced by Jason Merritt (Chatham County Line, Tift Merritt), Memories & Birds was recorded over six months and incorporates 12 musicians to create the album's often lush and evocative orchestrations.
Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band has announced the Big Damn Blues Revolution Tour, which will take the band throughout the U.S. this spring with special guests Jimbo Mathus and Alvin Youngblood Hart. With a reputation for their incendiary live shows, it seemed only natural for The Big Damn Band to hit the road again in support of Between the Ditches, their latest album. But this time, The Rev, Breezy & Cuz will unleash their ferocious blues explosion to the masses alongside some of their favorite artists for what is sure an unforgettably raucous affair.
Rising "newgrass" band Old Man Markley will join Boston punk band Dropkick Murphys on a U.S. tour beginning February 21st in Cleveland, OH. The LA based septet will be touring in support of their recently announced, sophomore album, Down Side Up, which is scheduled for release on March 5th via Fat Wreck Chords .