Orchid Tapes, the label which has released physical editions of albums by Ricky Eat Acid, infinity crush, and more, is releasing a vinyl compilation of their artists called Boring Ecstasy: The Bedroom Pop of Orchid Tapes. You can pre-order the record here or wait for the digital pay-what-you-want version available this Tuesday. It includes new music from a number of artist, including Julia Brown and Elvis Depressedly.
Verona Records (Shane Told of Silverstein's label) will be releasing Counterparts debut album, Prophets, on vinyl for the first time. You can pre-order it now. If you pre-order it before May 20th, you'll be entered in a draw to win "Free Guestlist +1 For Life" to all Counterparts shows (excluding festivals; 5 winners total). More details in the replies.
American Football's self-titled full-length has received a deluxe edition reissue. The 19-song tracklisting, which can be seen below, features demos, unreleased songs, live tracks and more. It's available now via Polyvinyl.
1. Never Meant
2. The Summer Ends
4. For Sure
5. You Know I Should Be Leaving Soon
6. But the Regrets Are Killing Me
7. I'll See You When We're Both Not So Emotional
8. Stay Home
9. The One With The Wurlitzer
10. Intro [Live at the Blind Pig, Champaign, IL, 1997]
11. Five Silent Miles [Live at the Blind Pig, Champaign, IL, 1997]
12. Untitled #1 (The One with the Trumpet) [Boombox Practice Session, 1998]
13. Untitled #2...
The Year Fifteen (Billy Duprey of The Republic of Wolves) will release his new album, As A World Entire, on March 23rd. You can stream "It's Been So Hard", "Sweater, Half Open" and "Colours" here, here and here respectively. Be sure to check back on Thursday as we'll be streaming the album in it's entirety.
03) A Thought
04) Sweater, Half Open
05) Evening Conversations
06) Out Of Sync
07) As A World Entire
09) It’s Been So Hard
10) With An English Smile
Julia Brownare currently in the process of recording their follow-up to last year's fantastic mini-LP To Be Close to You. No word on a release date or title yet, but the album is "maybe halfway finished." Unlike the band's previous work--including as Teen Suicide, which included mostly the same people--this album is not being recorded in a lo-fi fashion and it will be significantly longer than previous releases. Read a statement from the group below.
to anyone wondering, we're recording an album. we've been working on writing it for over a year and started recording last summer. some of the songs on it i've been saving for years. one of them i first started thinking about in 2007. i...
Atmosphere will release their new album, Southsiders on May 6th via Rhymesayers. You can stream the duo's new single, "Bitter" in the replies.
01) Camera Thief
02) Arthur's Song
03) The World Might Not Live Through The Night
04) Star Shaped Heart
05) I Love You Like A Brother
08) Mrs. Interpret
10) Kanye West
11) We Ain't Gonna Die Today
12) My Lady Got Two Men
14) January On Lake Street
15) Let Me Know That You Know What You Want Now
San Diego, California's Sledding With Tigers have announced plans to release their debut album A Necessary Bummer on Antique Records on April 15, 2014. Today the band shared the song “Not So Body Posi After All” from the upcoming full-length via PropertyOfZack.
Sledding With Tigers will release their new album, A Necessary Bummer, in April. Track listing and album art are below. Pre-orders launch tomorrow.
1) Never Really Good At Sports
2) “Oasis” by Wonderwall
3) Not So Body Posi After All
4) Handshake (Never Trust Relationship Advice From The Lead Singer In A Pop-Punk Band)
5) National Public Radio
6) Cuddle Punx (The Theme From ECCO: The Dolphin)
7) The Devil And A California Burrito Are Raging Inside Me
8) Oh, Right. Damn, It.
9) I Got The Blues Macaroni and Cheese
10) That One Limp Bizkit Song
La Dispute is auctioning off three test press copies of the band's utterly amazing new record, Rooms of the House. The band will be donating all the money to charity - one test press designated for one of the charities and details can be found in the replies. Rooms of the House hits stores on March 18th.
Sweet Cobra will release their new album, Earth, this summer on a label still to be determined. It was recorded by Matt Talbot (Hum) and Kurt Ballou (Converge). The band is also announcing a series of smaller releases, including a split with Young Widows called Live at Three Floyds that will release in April and a split with Get Rad that will release later this month. The band is also doing a quick tour - dates are below.
Mansions’ debut full-length, New Best Friends – which is 5 years old today – is being reissued via Bad Timing Records with alternative artwork designed by frontman Chris Browder. The label is also releasing a never-before-pressed 7” with “The Biggest Lie” and “Tangerine,” two songs that came on a promo EP before NBF’s original release. The release date is tomorrow, March 4, and copies will go on sale at 1pm EST tomorrow as well. The vinyl is limited to 500 units – it’s long been out of print – with 300 on “dirty snow” (white with black color-in-color, see the photo) and 200 on black with white haze.
The Horrors will release their new alum Luminous on May 5th via XL Recordings. A new track titled "I See You" will be premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show tonight but in the meantime you can check out the artwork in the replies.
Update: You can now check out the official lyric video for "I See You" in the replies too.
There's good news and the bad news. We've been quite quiet for a short while but not slacking. The last few months have been spent writing, recording, then rewriting and rerecording demos for a load of new songs. This brings us onto the good news. We're going into the studio next week to record some of these songs which we'll be releasing as an EP with the beautiful people at Beach Community (UK) and Uncle M Records (GER). WE'RE FINALLY GOING TO HAVE SOME NEW SONGS!
As we like to keep everything balanced there is unfortunately some bad news. We are extremely sad to say...
1. Glowing Crosses
2. Bed Sores
3.The Back Window's Down
4. Flies on Tape
6. Play God Only Knows At My Funeral
7. One More Creature Dizzy With Love
8. The Only Thing That Haunts This House is Me
9.The Sound of Young America
10. Run, Brother, Run
11. The Hotbed of Life
Cheap Girls will release their fourth LP, Famous Graves, on May 13 via Xtra Mile Recordings. This is the first Xtra Mile international release (they're a UK-based label). The first single from the album, "Knock Me Over," can be streamed on A.V. Club or in the replies, and the band's tour dates supporting Against Me! and The Hold Steady are in the replies as well.
Jaye Jayle (Evan Patterson of Young Widows) will release a new 7" titled The Road To New Mexico on March 4th via Hawthorne Street Records. Check out the title track in the replies. This 7" single is part of a series, with each record containing a couple of songs from an eleven song album. In support of the upcoming release, Patterson has announced an upcoming release show on this Friday, February 21st at 8AM in Chicago. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order it.
Recently formed rock group Get Involved!, featuring Tucker Rule of Thursday, Todd Weinstock of Glassjaw, Brian DeNeeve of From Autumn to Ashes, Marcus Russell Price on bass, and vocalist Derrick Karg-Zamudio are releasing their Ross Robinson produced EP Silk Cuts via New Jersey based MorseCode Recordings which will be available digitally on March 3rd 2014.
Home, Like Noplace Is There, the stunning new record from The Hotelier, is available for purchase and instant download for only $6 right now via Bandcamp. You also can pre-order it on vinyl, but hurry because there are only fifty copies of the first pressing left. All vinyl pre-orders come with an instant digital download. Do it now, this record is fantastic. The album hits iTunes 2/25. Also be sure to check out my review of the album here.
One of our "Most Anticipated" artists for 2014 and ex-Portico Quartet member, Nick Mulvey, has announced details of his debut album. First Mind will be released on May 12th and can be pre-ordered here where you will instantly receive a free track titled "Ailsa Craig".
Track Listing 1) First Mind
2) Fever To The Form
6) Ailsa Craig
7) Meet Me There
10) I Don't Want To Go Home
11) The Trellis
12) The World To Me
Little Dragon will release their new album, Nabuma Rubberband on May 13th, 2014 via Loma Vista Recordings. You can now pre-order the album on iTunes. Head to the replies to check out the group's new music video for "Klapp Klapp."
02) Klapp Klapp
03) Pretty Girls
05) Cat Rider
08) Nabuma Rubberband
09) Only One
10) Killing Me
11) Pink Cloud
12) Let Go
Despite a hiatus announcement back in December, Thee Oh Sees have made it clear they're still recording music, just not touring as fervently. Today the band announced that they'll have a new album called Drop coming out on April 19th; you can check out the track list and typically awesome album art below.
Green or Blue have finally released their new album, A Shot Below The Moon via Bandcamp. The album was produced by Mike Watts at Vudu Studios (As Tall As Lions, The Dear Hunter, As Cities Burn, Emanuel) and was funded via Kickstarter. This is definitely worth checking out.