The Amity Affliction Hit The Studio/4.22 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar

The Amity Affliction returned to the studio this week to begin recording their fourth studio album, the follow-up to 2012’s Chasing Ghosts. The band also posted a video update to let fans know what’s going on with them, and you can watch it right now on our site!

The Amity Affliction will be on tour with Blessthefall, Silverstein, Secrets and Heartist in April and May—dates are as follows:

4.8 El Paso, TX Tricky Falls
4.9 Lubbock, TX Jakes
4.10 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
4.11 Houston, TX Fitzgerald’s
4.12 Dallas, TX The Door
4.14 Lawrence, KS Granada
4.15 Nashville, TN Rocketown
4.16 Atlanta, GA Masquerade
4.17 St. Petersburg, FL State Theater
4.18 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Culture Room
4.19 Jacksonville, FL Freebird Live
4.20 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
4.22 Pittsburgh, PA Altar Bar
4.23 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
4.24 Philadelphia, PA TLA
4.25 New York, NY Irving Plaza
4.26 Boston, MA The Paradise
4.27 Montreal, QC La Tulipe
4.29 Toronto, ON Opera House
4.30 London, ON Rum Runners
5.1 Detroit, MI St. Andrews
5.2 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom
5.3 Chicago, IL House of Blues
5.4 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
5.6 Denver, CO Summit Theater
5.7 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
5.9 Seattle, WA Studio Seven
5.10 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theater
z 5.11 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge
5.13 Anaheim, CA House of Blues
5.14 San Diego, CA SOMA
5.15 Mesa, AZ Nile Theater

Hopeless Records Celebrates 20 Years

On December 4th, 2013, Hopeless Records – the home to bands such as All Time Low, Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years, The Used, We Are The In Crowd and many more – will celebrate its 20year anniversary as an independent record label.

 

Label founder and president Louis Posen remarks:
“There is a proverb that says, ‘If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.’ We recognize these past 20 years have everything to do with the fortune and opportunity to work with amazing fans, co-workers, artists, managers, agents, distributors, retailers, media outlets, individuals and organizations. There aren’t words to describe the level of gratitude and appreciation we feel for all those who have supported Hopeless Records and Sub City these first 20 years.  We hope we have given to you as much as you have given to us.”

Founded in 1993, Hopeless Records has had much to celebrate in its 20 years. In two decades, the label has been transformed from small beginnings as the punk-centric hobby of Posen into one of the largest independent record labels in the world according to market share, while releasing music spread across a valley of genres.

 

Hopeless first gained recognition in the 1990’s with releases from 88 Fingers LouieDillinger FourAtom and His PackageMustard Plug, The Weakerthans, Samiam, The Queers, Fifteen, the Cinema Beer video compilation seriesthe Hopelessly Devoted compilation series and more.

The second decade of the label’s history kicked off with the first two releases from multi-platinum artist Avenged Sevenfold and genre-defining legends Thrice. In 2005 Hopeless Records scored its first gold record with Avenged Sevenfold‘s “Waking The Fallen” and its first gold single in 2011 with All Time Low‘s popular song “Dear Maria, Count Me In”.

 

Recently, Hopeless has developed the careers of young bands like The Wonder YearsWe Are The In CrowdAir DubaiNeck Deep and many others. The label has released albums from established acts like YellowcardThe UsedSilversteinEnter Shikari and All Time Low. Meanwhile, Hopeless continues to attract iconic established artists like Taking Back Sunday and Bayside.

 

The label’s 501(c)(3) charity arm Sub City was established in 1999. It has raised over 2 million dollars for over 50 non-profit organizations by connecting bands and fans to causes they are passionate about. Sub City has been recognized for its efforts by the 110th U.S. Congress, the California Senate, the Los Angeles City Council, the National Association of Retail Merchandisers (NARM), Billboard magazineAlternative Press Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and many other publications.

 

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, Hopeless Records will be holding a private event at legendary venue, The Troubadour in West Hollywood, CA on December 14th, 2013.

 

The event will also help raise awareness for Sub City’s first benefiting charity, the Foundation Fighting Blindness – a charity founded in 1971that is dedicated to funding innovative research to find preventions, treatments, and cures for inherited retinal degenerative diseases that lead to blindness and affect more than 10 million people in the United States.

 

Limited edition, commemorative 20th anniversary merchandise (including t-shirts and snapbacks) will be available soon via the Hopeless Records web store and at the event. Proceeds from these purchases will be donatedto the Foundation Fighting Blindness.

For more information on Hopeless Records

www.hopelessrecords.com

wwww.facebook.com/hopelessrecords

@hopelessrecords (twitter & instagram)

For more information on Foundation Fighting Blindness

http://www.blindness.org/

https://www.facebook.com/FoundationFightingBlindness

@fightblindness (twitter)

 

Silverstein and Divided By Friday Release New Albums // The KickDrums Premiere Video For “Atonement”

 

“This Is How The Wind Shifts: Addendum” by Silverstein Out Now

Silverstein released This Is How The Wind Shifts: Addendum today! The album is a four song expansion of their highly acclaimed 7th studio full-length. You can purchase it here.

The band also premiered a music video for the track “A Better Place” with AbsolutePunk.net yesterday. Watch the video now!

You can still catch Silverstein on tour in the US with We Came As Romans, Chunk! No Captain Chunk!, The Color Morale and Dangerkids. Tickets are available here.

Divided By Friday Release “Modern Memoirs” Today!

 

Today Divided By Friday released their latest EP, Modern Memoirs. You can purchase it here.

Listen to the full EP over on the Hopeless Records Youtube channel now!

Watch the video for “Free Tonight” here.

The KickDrums Premiere New Music Video For “Atonement”

 

Following the release of their album Thinking Out Loud last week, The KickDrumspremiered a music video for “Atonement” on mtvU this Monday.

Check it out here.

You can purchase the album Thinking Out Loud here!

Hopeless Webstore

AUGUST BURNS RED to release Record Store Day exclusive split with SILVERSTEIN

Limited to just 500 copies

Featuring cover songs by both bands

Currently at work in the studio crafting their upcoming fifth album, AUGUST BURNS RED are pleased to announce a limited edition release for diehard fans in the form of Four Minutes Being Cool – a Record Store Day exclusive split 7-inch with friends and former tourmates SILVERSTEIN.

The release is limited to just 500 copies on burnt orange colored vinyl and will be available at participating indie record stores on Record Store Day, April 20th.
This limited vinyl release features a cover track by each band, with ABR channeling SAVES THE DAY while SILVERSTEIN pays homage to THE GET UP KIDS.
Four Minutes Being Cool Track List:
Side A- SILVERSTEIN “Coming Clean” (Originally by The Get Up Kids)
Side B – AUGUST BURNS RED “You Vandal” (Originally by Saves The Day)

More information about participating stores can be found at www.recordstoreday.com.
 
AUGUST BURNS RED’s yet-untitled fifth album is due later this summer on Solid State Records. The band will be hitting the road as a mainstage act on this summer’s Vans Warped Tour, marking their third appearance on the venerated annual event, where they were last seen in performing in support of their 2011 album, Leveler.

With four successful albums under their belts and their fifth album – which guitarist JB Brubaker has described as the band’s “most ambitious album yet” – forthcoming, AUGUST BURNS RED have successfully earned veteran status. One of the leading forces in the modern metal scene, the Manheim, PA-based quintet has breathed new life into the metalcore genre over the course of their almost decade-long career, successfully transitioning from shake-up-the-field upstarts to one of the biggest names worldwide in the genre.

For more information, please visit:
www.augustburnsred.com
www.solidstaterecords.com
www.blacklodgepr.com