Columbus Punks Drop Debut Album

Columbus, OH, punk rock band, The Plan B’s, have released their debut EP, Catch A Break on Punkerton Records. The release features their first single, “Scrapbook of Scars.” “It’s our first offering,” says the band of the release. “We’re nervous but glad it’s finally out in the world!”

Scrapbook Of Scars” is a short, punchy, punk rock anthem highlighting many of the injuries band members have received at various shows throughout the years. “The EP features songs about everything that happens in the pit,” says the band. “Whether in the pit or dealing with day-to-day life, this ep is about getting the shit kicked out of you, dealing with problems, and coming back for more.” Heavily influenced by the likes of Operation Ivy and NOFX, The Plan B’s Catch A Break is an offering that brings you right back to that classic East Bay punk sound.    

Catch A Break is out now on Punkerton Records.  Listen to “Scrapbook of Scars” on SPOTIFY or on Youtube below:

The Plan B’s formed in July of 2019. With an eclectic mix of old-school pop-punk, punk rock, and a hint of grunge. The Plan B’s bring an energy and sound all their own.

The Plan B’s is: 

Joe Ziadeh – Lead Vocals
Matt Bentley – Bass
Josh Treadway – Guitar and Backing Vox
Scott Marks – Drums

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New Zealand Songwriter Releases New Single

Having relocated from Melbourne, Australia, and settled into an off-the-grid permaculture farm north of Auckland in homeland New Zealand – singer-songwriter Brian Baker has gotten busy setting up a new studio space and recording this new song “Everywhere You Go”. The song has a wonderfully laid-back and sincere sentiment with some excellent guitar work. It deals with separation, that while in these times often we can’t hold our loved ones or be in their physical presence, we hold them in our hearts and minds.  “I left family in Melbourne to set up back home in New Zealand,” explains Brian. “This song is simply an expression of the accompanying emotions and I’m thinking that pretty much everyone can relate to those in some way or another.” Brian has also turned his crafty art skills to creating a simple lyric video with an organic vibe. Suitable for the song and from where it is – straight from the heart.

Listen to the single on Spotify or watch on YouTube below:

Brian Baker is a singer/songwriter/producer with a passion for the environment and Buddhism, themes evident in his songs, music, and videos. He plays guitar, bass, piano, and keyboards, drums, and percussion, sings, and relishes his production duties, on his own songs and other artists’ works.

Brian is passionate about songwriting and is a student and big fan of Pat Pattison. (A professor at Berklee College of Music, teaching lyric writing and poetry.) After moving to Australia from New Zealand in 1980, Brian performed with many Australian bands, securing a Sony recording deal with “The Ones”. Around this time he scored his first song placement on the second UnCanny X-Men album, (Australian rock act) with the song “Colour Your Answer Blue”.  After writing and recording the top 20 single “Heart” with The Ones (released on Sony) he went on to co-write the score for the movie “Rikki and Pete” with Eddie Rayner from Split Enz/Crowded House. Eddie and Brian continued to work together as “The Makers”, releasing 2 CDs through Warner’s East West label, including the hit single  “Big Picture”. Together with drummer Michael Barker, they toured Australia and New Zealand with the B52’s and appeared on TV shows like MTV, Countdown, Hey Hey It’s Saturday, Tonight Live, and The Midday Show.

Brian signed a deal with Fable Music/The Image Label to produce library music which continues to be used worldwide. He’s written and recorded radio and TV jingles, short film, and documentary scores. He has performed at countless shows and is writing and recording songs and music at the highest level of his profession. CONNECT WITH BRIAN BAKER:


Grouplove Premieres “Traumatized” on

August 25, 2016 – (Los Angeles, CA) – Grouplove today unleashed “Traumatized” “Traumatized” is the third song off their highly anticipated third album Big Mess, due for release on September 9th via Canvasback Music/Atlantic Records. In its premier Rolling Stone praised the band’s “thunderous” new song. Fans who preorder the album HERE will receive the song and previously released tracks “Welcome To Your Life” and “Do You Love Someone” as instant grat downloads.
Grouplove also announced The Big Mess Around NY & LA. To celebrate the release of Big Mess, the band will perform a marathon three shows a day in New York City on September 9th, and Los Angeles on September 14th. To kick things off, Grouplove have revealed two intimate record store performances at Rough Trade NYC in Brooklyn at 7:00pm on September 9th, and Amoeba Music in LA at 6:00pm on September 14th. Fans who purchase the album at the stores will receive guaranteed admission to the show + a limited-edition poster. Stay tuned for more information from The Big Mess Around NY and LA. Grouplove will also be treating fans who are in New York City to the premiere listen of Big Mess on September 8th at 6:00pm at the Sonos Store at 101 Greene Street.
“Traumatized” is preceded by “Do You Love Someone” and lead single, “Welcome To Your Life,” which was the number one most added song at alternative radio for three consecutive weeks. Watch the video for “Welcome To Your Life”, directed by Iouri Philippe Paille, HERE. The band recently performed the song to a packed house on the outdoor stage on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Recorded in Los Angeles and Seattle with producers Captain Cuts (Grouplove’s own Ryan Rabin) and Phil Ek (Fleet Foxes, Band of Horses, The Shins), Big Mess features the signature choruses and infectious hooks that first brought the Los Angeles quintet to prominence. No stranger to the worldwide festival circuit, Grouplove has made an album that showcases their richly narrated songs.
To celebrate the release of Big Mess, Grouplove is hosting a fan-generated music video contest through The band will select its favorite submission for each track on the album and reward $3,000 to each of the 11 winners. Fans can currently submit their music videos for “Welcome To Your Life” and “Do You Love Someone” HERE.
Grouplove was honored by the Recording Industry Association of America earlier this summer when tracks “Colours” and “Ways To Go” were both certified as Gold Digital Singles for exceeding 500,000 units sold. Grouplove was previously honored by the RIAA when their breakout single “Tongue Tied” was certified platinum for exceeding 1,000,000 units sold.
This fall, Grouplove will embark on their Big Mess World Tour. One dollar for every ticket sold will be donated to the organization charity: water to help fund water projects like drilled wells, spring protections, and BioSand filters that help provide clean water to communities around the world. More info can be found here: Muna and Dilly Dally will support on select U.S. shows. Please see below for Grouplove’s upcoming tour dates:
9/21 – Amsterdam Paradiso – Netherlands
9/22 – Hamburg Reeperbahn Fest – Germany
9/23 – Cologne Luxor – Germany
9/24 – Paris Les Etoiles – France
9/26 – Manchester Academy 3 – United Kingdom
9/27 – London Electric Ballroom – United Kingdom
10/5 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl*+
10/6 – Oakland, CA – Fox Theater*+
10/7 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium*+
10/10 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom*+
10/13 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre*+
10/14 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile Café*
10/17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex – Grand Room*+
10/18 – Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre*+
10/21 – Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theatre+
10/22 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue*+
10/23 – Madison, WI – Orpheum Theater*+
10/25 – Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre*+
10/27 – Columbus, OH – Express Live!*
10/29 – Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre*+
10/30 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*
10/31 – Montréal, QC – Corona Theatre*
11/1 – Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore*+
11/3 – Boston, MA – House of Blues*+
11/5 – New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom+
11/9 – Washington, DC – Echostage*+
11/10 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva*+
11/12 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom*+
11/13 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues*+
11/15 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues*+
11/16 – Houston, TX – House of Blues*+
11/18 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater*+
*with MUNA
+with Dilly Dally
1. Welcome To Your Life
2. Do You Love Someone
3. Standing in The Sun
4. Enlighten Me
5. Good Morning
6. Spinning
7. Cannonball
8. Traumatized
9. Heart Of Mine
10. Don’t Stop Making It Happen
11. Hollywood
Grouplove first came together in 2009 and were quickly hailed for their standout live performances, both as headliners and at such international festivals as Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Outside Lands, Reading + Leeds Festivals, and Glastonbury.  A year after releasing a self-titled EP in 2010, the band returned with their debut full length “NEVER TRUST A HAPPY SONG” featuring a trio of breakout singles – “Colours,” “Itchin’ On A Photograph,” and the RIAA-certified platinum hit “Tongue Tied” which spent 3 consecutive weeks at #1 on the Alternative radio chart. The quintet’s second full length album – 2013’s “SPREADING RUMOURS” – was met with a raft of acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Los Angeles Times, NYLON, and National Public Radio who called it “ludicrously easy to love.”  As with all of Grouplove’s recorded material, the collection was produced by the band’s own Ryan Rabin, and was highlighted by singles “Ways To Go” and “Shark Attack.”  In 2014, Grouplove contributed the original song “Let Me In” to  “The Fault in Our Stars – Music From the Motion Picture,” the musical companion to the blockbuster film based on The New York Times bestseller. That same year, the band was tapped to create the theme song to the Netflix Original Series “BoJack Horseman.” Last year, vocalist/keyboardist Hannah Hooper collaborated with Volcom for a Lady Grouplove capsule collection of clothing inspired by her personal style and artwork.
Grouplove is: Christian Zucconi (vocals, guitar), Hannah Hooper (vocals, keys), Andrew Wessen (guitar, vocals), Ryan Rabin (drums), and Daniel Gleason (bass).
feature photo: James Marcus Haney

Coheed and Cambria debut new video | release “The Color Before The Sun: Deconstructed Deluxe”

+ upcoming tour w/ Saves The Day and Polyphia
+ “The Color Before The Sun” (Deconstructed Deluxe) available digitally via 300 Entertainment
Coheed and Cambria have released a digital deluxe edition of their eighth studio album, entitled The Color Before The Sun: Deconstructed. The collection was made available August 19 via 300 Entertainment. In conjunction with the rerelease, the band are now premiering a video for one of the two bonus demos, “Bridge and Tunnel.” The clip features stunning views of NYC and it’s skyline, an ode to the city that has had an overwhelming influence on the band.
The 30-track presentation features the original album’s 10 songs, both in the studio, and in their early acoustic demo form, as well as two bonus demos that were never recorded in the studio. The demos, called, “Big Beige/4th St,” were named after band frontman, Claudio Sanchez‘s home, “The Big Beige” in upstate NY as well as his old apartment in Brooklyn, “4th Street” – since he wrote and documented them in each residence. These mostly acoustic demo tracks had previously only been made available to core fans who purchased the band’s Limited Edition Deluxe Box set, which featured a 76 page physical book.  Also included in “Deconstructed” are 7 live “bootleg” tracks pulled straight from the soundboard from various dates on their recent US headline tour, that expose a very raw look at the band.

Coheed and Cambria’s ten song album, The Color Before The Sun was released in October 2015 via 300 Entertainment, marking a bold departure for the NY-based band. It was their first non-conceptual album, pausing the beloved The Amory Wars, a seven-album science fiction saga that also bore a comic book empire, in favor of a more personal outing.  “It’s very much a time capsule of the two years leading up to this recording,” Claudio Sanchez said. “I first created The Amory Wars in 1998 because at the time, I was afraid to share my personal stories. I didn’t want them or the subject matter to be judged, so I translated my personal experiences into these fictitious characters and landscapes so I could hide behind them. With The Color Before the Sun, I figured it was time to pull back the curtain.”
Rolling Stone declared The Color Before The Sun “a dramatic departure,” Noisey said the new album proves “there are no boundaries for a Coheed and Cambria album” and Alternative Press, in a four-star review, added “the album pops and pulsates with signature Coheed wails and riffs.” The Nerdist,who premiered the band’s ode to the ‘80s video for “You Got Spirit, Kid”, said the new music “features much of what has made Coheed and Cambria a force for the last two decades.” The Color Before The Sun was Coheed and Cambria’s 6th consecutive Top 10 Billboard charting album, and their third to debut at #5 on the Billboard top current chart with 32,000 units sold.
Coheed and Cambria will be on the road in The States this Fall, on a massive tour with Saves The Day and Polyphia.  Kicking off in Seattle this September, the tour takes the band through U.S. markets including a sold out show in Sacramento,  Chainfest in Santa Ana, CA (with Portugal the Man and Title Fight), a handful of stops in Canada and closing out with an already sold out show at Starland Ballroom in New Jersey.
The band will also be touring through the UK this August, appearing at Leeds and Reading Festival, with additional dates with La Dispute and mewithoutYou.
“Deconstructed Deluxe is available now via 300 Entertainment and can be purchased on  iTunesAmazon and GooglePlay and is available for streaming via Spotify.
The Color Before The Sun (Deconstructed Deluxe) track list:
1. Island
2. Eraser
3. Colors
4. Here To Mars
5. Ghost
6. Atlas
7. Young Love
8 . You Got Spirit, Kid
9. The Audience
10. Peace To The Mountain
Big Beige / 4th St Demos:
11. Island
12. Eraser
13. Colors
14. Here To Mars
15. Ghost
16. Atlas
17. Young Love
18. You Got Spirit, Kid
19. The Audience
20. Peace To The Mountain
21. Bridge and Tunnel (Bonus Demo)
22. Fangs of the Fox (Bonus Demo)
Soundboard Bootlegs:
23. Island  (Jannus Live – St. Petersburg FL 03/12/16)
24. In Keeping Secrets of Silent Earth (Revention Center – Houston TX 03/17/16)
25. Blood Red Summer (Tabernacle – Atlanta, GA 03/14/16)
26. Devil in Jersey City (Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ 03/21/16)
27. Everything Evil (Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL 03/12/26)
28. Key Entity Extraction V: Sentry the Defiant (Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ 03/21/16)
29. Here To Mars (Jannus Live – St Petersburg, FL 03/12/16)
30. The Audience (Revention Center – Houston, TX 03/17/16)
Upcoming U.S. Tour Dates:
with Saves The Day, Polyphia
09/13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
09/14 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
09/16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades – SOLD OUT
09/17 – Santa Ana, CA – Chain Fest
09/18 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
09/20 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/21 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
09/23 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre – SOLD OUT
09/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/25 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
09/27 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek
09/28 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
09/30 – Gainesville, FL – The Forum
10/01 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – HOB
10/02 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/04 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
10/05 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
10/07 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
10/08 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
10/09 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/11 – Toronto, ONT – Sound Academy
10/12 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/14 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
10/15 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom – SOLD OUT 
photo credit: Manuel Casanova
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The AlliYance, “Cake”. LGBT crew from NYC drops two videos for one single

East coast LGBT rap collective The AlliYance presents the music video for “Cake”, the new EarthTone-produced single from their forthcoming debut EPIntroducing… The AlliYance. Director G. Addison shot two music videos for “Cake”, both of which are included at the Youtube link. Comprised of I.K.P., who recently dropped visuals for “You Know The Drill” (watch), Billy Hood, EarthTone and producer/engineer Swanny River, The AlliYance’s first collaboration was the “I Be On It” single (watch the music video). “Cake” marks the next of a list of various content The AlliYance will drop every Fridaythrough July under the hashtag #JulYance, the first being the “Seltzer Water” single (stream) from the Prequel mixtape which dropped July 1 (stream). “The song is almost like a ‘word game’, like how many different ways can you talk about “cake” in a song? EarthTone had created the track and we all vibed to it instantly. He had the concept and then it kinda became a running inside joke between us so we brought that kind of energy to the record. We wanted people to have just as much with the song as we did making it. All puns intended.”

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Pixies Announce New CD, Bass Player, Tour

Pixies:  L-R:  Paz Lenchantin, David Lovering, Joey Santiago, Black Francis
Photo Credit:  Travis Shinn
Pixies announce that their sophomore “post-reunion” album, Head Carrier, will be released onSeptember 30 (Pixiesmusic/Play It Again Sam/ [PIAS]).  The 12-track collection of the band’s unique aural mix of surrealism, psychedelia, dissonance and surf rock was produced by Tom Dalgety (Killing Joke, Royal Blood) and recorded at London’s Rak Studios from mid-February through to mid-March this year.  Fans can get a taste of the new music by going to and checking out the first single, “Um Chagga Lagga.”  Featuring original artwork by the band’s longtime art director, the legendary Vaughan Oliver, the album will be available in various formats and can be pre-ordered now; go to for details and purchasing.
A special limited edition deluxe box set of Head Carrier will be avaialble exclusively through, and will include the CD, the album on heavy-weight/180 gram black vinyl, and a 24-page, oversized booklet with the song’s lyrics and Oliver’s evocative, original artwork.  Also available only through the band’s website is a special bundle that includes the deluxe box set, special t-shirt, and a special screen printed 12 “x 12” record sleeve-sized poster of Oliver’s album artwork.
“Um Chagga Lagga” Artwork

To support Head Carrier, Pixies will launch the first leg of their 2016 – 2017 global tour with a European run that begins November 15 in Vienna.  Tickets go on sale Friday, July 8.  Confirmed dates are below; go to for ticketing info.

For the first time since their very early days, the Pixies spent a total of six weeks in pre-production, writing, arranging and rehearsing a plethora of songs.  Between the band’s late-80s/early 90s touring schedule and delivering an album once a year, there simply wasn’t time for more than a day or so of fleshing out their music before recording started.
“This was a wonderful luxury, for us to have the time to be able to really work these new songs out,” said Pixies drummer David Lovering.  “By the time we started recording, we all knew the songs backwards and forwards, so it took half as long for us to make this album as it did to make ‘Indie Cindy.’  And it was great working with Tom…he started with us in pre-production and played a big part in keeping us focused on making the best music we could.”
In addition, the band – Lovering, rhythm guitarist/vocalist Black Francis and guitarist Joey Santiago – officially welcome bassist Paz Lenchantin to the Pixies’ permanent line-up.  Lenchantin has been the band’s touring bassist since January 2014, and played an integral part in the recording of Head Carrier.  Her cool and dreamy soprano can be heard singing lead on the track “All I Think About Now.”
“I was very nervous in the beginning when I went to that first rehearsal,” said Lenchantin.  “There were these shoes I felt I had to fill and I tried to do the best I could for the fans, to make the live performances sound true to the originals. I spent three years learning to understand what being a Pixie meant, and now, my heart, spirit, and love for their music is embedded in me and I feel like I have become a Pixie.  We had been more about the history of the Pixies, but now, we are about going forward.”
“Paz is a joy to be around,” added Lovering.  “She’s very funny, and we’re having more fun than we’ve ever had as a band, we all have a blast together, on and off stage.”
All songs were written by the Pixies apart from “All I Think About Now,” which was written by Francis and Lenchantin.  The track listing for Head Carrier is as follows:
Head Carrier
Classic Masher
Baal’s Back
Might As Well Be Gone
Tenement Song
Bel Esprit
All I Think About Now
Um Chagga Lagga
Plaster Of Paris
All The Saints
Confirmed dates for Pixies European tour are:
15   Stadthalle, Vienna, Austria
16   HWS Arena, Poznan, Poland
17   Forum Karlin Hall, Prague, Czech Republic
18   Auditorium Stravinski, Montreux, Switzerland
20   Sant Jordi Club, Barcelona, Spain
21   Coliseum, Porto, Portugal
23   Zenith, Paris, France
25   Lotto, Antwerp, Belgium
27   HMH, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Handsome Ghost returns to Pittsburgh on 7/24 @StageAE

Handsome Ghost is coming through Pittsburgh on July 24th to play Stage AE with Melanie Martinez

Their new single “Eyes Wide,” which premiered earlier this month and already has over 680k streams on Spotify!

Handsome Ghost is the creative project of Tim Noyes, a Boston-native and former high school English teacher in the Bronx. After moving back to Boston to pursue a fulltime music career, Noyes found himself on the Spotify viral charts after one of his early demos “Blood Stutter” quickly racked up over 7 million streams (12 million + to date). Shortly after, Handsome Ghost signed to Photo Finish (MisterWives) and released the Steps EP in 2015, which has over 22 million streams on Spotify.

photo: Dan Silbert


ALL HAIL THE YETI Announces “Haunted & Damaged” North American Headline Tour with Support from FINAL DRIVE

Whiskey-soaked, gritty hardcore metal hybrid ALL HAIL THE YETI are thrilled to announce their upcoming “Haunted & Damaged” North American headline tour with special guests Missouri-native groove thrashers Final Drive. The tour will begin in Tempe, AZ on July 29th and hit 22 cities before coming to an end in Salt Lake City, UT on August 26th. See below for a full listing of tour dates.
ALL HAIL THE YETI vocalist Connor Garritty states, “We are very excited to be back on the road doing what we love. It’s been a while but we want to thank all our fans for being so patient. You will not be disappointed! We signed up Final Drive from St. Louis to directly support us every night. They are a great band with tons of energy! We hope to see all of our followers out there – the storm is coming! HAIL!”
ALL HAIL THE YETI Headline Tour Dates:
7/29/2016 – Tempe, AZ @ Joe’s Grotto
7/30/2016 – Santa Fe, NM @ The Underground
7/31/2016 – Lubbock, TX @ Depot O Bar
8/1/2016 – Fort Worth, TX @ Tomcats
8/2/2016 – Houston, TX @ BFE
8/3/2016 – Austin, TX @ Dirty Dog Bar
8/4/2016 – Tulsa, OK @ Downtown Lounge
8/5/2016 – Kansas City, MO @ Riot Room
8/6/2016 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird (Final Drive headline)
8/8/2016 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Castle Lounge
8/9/2016 – Billings, MT @ The Rail Yard
8/10/2016 – Missoula, MT @ The Dark Horse
8/12/2016 – Edmonton, AB Canada @The Brix
8/14/2016 – Calgary, AB Canada @Distortion
8/15/2016 – Canmore, AB Canada @ Canmore Hotel
8/18/2016 – Vancouver, BC Canada @ Cobalt Hotel
8/20/2016 – Anchorage, AK @ Koot’s (no Final Drive)
8/22/2016 – Seattle, WA @ Funhouse
8/23/2016 – Portland, OR @ Ash Street
8/24/2016 – Boise, ID @ The Shredder
8/25/2016 – Idaho Falls, ID @ The Falls
8/26/2016 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Bar (merging with another tour, NEID headlines)
In other ALL HAIL THE YETI news, the band would like to congratulate bassist Nicholas Diltz on the announcement of his new side project, Day Of Errors, featuring drummer Bill Ward (formerly of Black Sabbath) and guitarist Joe Amodea! Nick is still a full-time member of ALL HAIL THE YETI and will be with the band on this North American “Haunted & Damaged” tour.
This past April, ALL HAIL THE YETI released their long-awaited full-length concept album, Screams From A Black Wilderness, via Minus Head Records. The album is based on classic, spooky horror stories and presents a different story with each track. Screams From A Black Wilderness is produced by Matt Hyde, known for his prior work with renowned groups such as Deftones, Slayer, and Soulfly. You can order Screams From A Black Wildernessnow via Bandcamp, Amazon, or iTunes.
Watch ALL HAIL THE YETI‘s recently released conceptual video series, featuring two new tracks “Daughter Of The Morning Star” and “Before The Flames”, via the links below:
“Daughter Of The Morning Star” (prequel to the Flames story)
“Before The Flames” (Part 1, from Screams From A Black Wilderness)
“After The Great Fire” (Part 2, from 2012’s self-titled album)
ALL HAIL THE YETI current line-up:
Connor Garritty – vocals
Nicholas Diltz – bass
Ryan “Junior” Kittlitz – drums
Alan Stokes – guitar

Daye Jack gets “Raw” in new song + Apple Music’s Juno film


Daye Jack returns with a new track entitled “Raw” which premiered last night on Ebro’s Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio program.  Produced by Mike Elizondo, “Raw” is the latest glimpse into Daye’s forthcoming debut album.

Daye is featured in Apple Music’s “Visions of Harmony,” a short film inspired by NASA’s Juno mission and the link between exploring space and making music.  The Joe Sill-directed piece also features the Juno mission’s principal investigator Scott Bolton, Corrine Bailey Rae, and Quiñ

Since dropping his critically-acclaimed Hello World mixtape from his NYU dorm room, Daye followed-up the buzz with his lush Soul Glitch EP and several stand-alone songs (“Finish Line,” “Rule the World,” “Piggybank”) as previews into his full-length effort which features production from Elizondo, Nosaj, and Max Martin.   The 20-year old has toured with New Orleans’ Pell and Danish pop-soul band Lukas Graham, performed at Lollapalooza and Moogfest, collaborated with Killer Mike (“Hands Up”) and Cardinox (“Doors” remix), and has even written songs and appeared on recent albums for Tori Kelly (“Expensive”) and Ariana Grande (“Sometimes”).   Expect more of his eclectic palette on his full-length debut out later this year which features production fromElizondoNosajMax Martin and more.

Prior to, Daye will hit the road with Watsky this fall for another round of North American tour dates.
FRI 9/2                 Phoenix, AZ                  Club Red
SAT 9/3                Albuquerque, NM           Sushine
SUN 9/4               El Paso, TX                  Tricky Falls
TUE 9/6               Austin, TX                     Emo’s
WED 9/7              Dallas, TX                     House of Blues
THU 9/8               Houston, TX                  House of Blues
FRI 9/9                New Orleans, LA            House of Blues
SAT 9/10              Pensacola, FL                Vinyl
TUE 9/13             Tampa, FL                      The Orpheum
WED 9/14            Tallahassee, FL              Club Downunder
THU 9/15              Atlanta, GA                   The Loft
FRI 9/16               Charlotte, NC                 Neighborhood Theatre
SAT 9/17              Baltimore, MD                Baltimore Sound Stage
MON 9/19             Pittsburgh, PA                Altar Bar (this will more than likely be in a different venue due to Altar’s closing)
TUE 9/20              Philadelphia, PA             TLA
FRI 10/21             New York, NY                 Irving Plaza
SAT 10/22            New York, NY                 Irving Plaza
SUN 10/23           Boston, MA                     House of Blues
TUE 10/25            Portland, ME                   Port City Music Hall
THU 10/27           Toronto, ON                     Opera House
FRI 10/28             Cleveland, OH                 Agora Ballroom
SAT 10/29            Columbus, OH                 Newport Music Hall
TUE 11/1              Detroit, MI                       Majestic
WED 11/2            Chicago, IL                      Concord
THU 11/3             Minneapolis, MN              First Avenue
FRI 11/4                Milwaukee, WI               The Rave II
SAT 11/5              Lawrence, KS                  Granada
SUN 11/6             Lincoln, NE                      Bourbon Theatre
TUE 11/8              Denver, CO                     Cervantes
WED 11/9            Salt Lake City, UT            Complex
THU 11/10           Boise, ID                          Knitting Factory
FRI 11/11             Seattle, WA                      Showbox
SAT 11/12            Vancouver, BC                  Rio Theatre
SUN 11/13           Portland, OR                     Roseland
TUE 11/15            Eugene, OR                     WOW Hall
WED 11/16          Redway, CA                     Mateel Community Center
FRI 11/18             San Diego, CA                 Soma
FRI 11/25             San Francisco, CA            Warfield
SAT 11/126          Los Angeles, CA                Fonda
Keep up with Daye Jack at
I’m the nigga came up cold 
All the shit they must atone
Let my enemies yell at me, hobby for the young bro 
It’s a tragedy when someone black as me get gold 
Time to slaughter, Street Fighter fist, that’s Nintendo 
Told my alma mater gotta send me money, Venmo 
Put us on map, don’t sleep siesta, man, blow
Jack won’t be no nigga serenading with a banjo 
Real reckless dude with a crew, carry ammo
Thought predicting winning would be something so taboo
But now I’m monkeying around with my brothers, baboons
Atlanta in Hollywood, it’s on schedule 
Chef in the bank, been eatin, check my dental
Plenty sugar, suite life, kicked it in the pent, ho 
My sheets all green, they don’t knit me a bando 
And a nice sweater, too fit, seen levels
Floating here, shining, I need me a drum roll
I’m too raw raw raw, I’m a villain, I’m a don 
Mask and cape, somebody ring the alarm
Wild boy boy boy, can’t tame me, nah
Started that flame, somebody ring the alarm
I’m the nigga, hit em quick, right hook, threw the fist,
All the leeches swimming with me getting no benefit 
In the dirty pond, fake homies won’t ever stick 
Hang with real players, my gamers control this shit
Did it for the Internet, choke a youngin by his neck
Hoping some bystanders lookin and filmin  it 
Another Atlanta nigga dead, killed by his best friend 
Said he changed on em, didn’t text back or DM
I’m the nigga represent, I’m your mans till the end
Raise up my kinfolk, take over, that’s the plan 
On a mission, 100 grand, sickness showing symptoms man
Rather be hurting than healthy and not a champ
Nigga I done  been the man, my pillow talk to the bands
Sleep real good when there’s dinner ready for my fam 
I ain’t fucking comfortable, running out, take a stand
Started that fire, I’m a hoodlum in gym pants
Stunt with all the things you got 
Ain’t gon put em in a box 
You ain’t never gon stop
Raise some funds, cop the stocks
Do it til they know your name on the block 
Til you respected, claim your right, you the king of the lot 
I’m Afro Caesar, mean I don’t play with you guys 
No lames in my chariot, no snakes in my ride 
Cruising for days tryna find me the pot 
Of gold, when I do imma feel like…

GZA & NASA Join Forces for New Single “The Spark”

Today, NASA announced a collaboration with Apple, designed to help further enhance the agency’s efforts to inform and excite the public about dramatic missions of exploration like Juno. “Destination: Juno” is a synergy between two seemingly disparate worlds, that of popular music and interplanetary exploration. The result: the dulcet sounds of some of today’s most exploratory musical artists, including GZA,  Brad Paisley, Corinne Bailey Rae, Jim James, Quiñ, Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Weezer, and Zoé, whose works have been inspired by Juno and other NASA missions.

On “The Spark,” GZA presents a history of the universe, as only he can. Over a hypnotic guitar sample and a live drumbeat, the Wu-Tang legend makes science sound fit for a comic book or kung fu film. “Matter and antimatter, the archrival,” he says. “Met, obliterating each other for survival.” “The Spark” was recorded to celebrate NASA’s Juno Mission, which arrives in Jupiter’s orbit on July 4, 2016. The song was produced by Paul Ryder (Happy Mondays) & Jesse Pritchett and premiered on Beats 1 Radio.

Apple has also captured moments in this journey with a behind the scenes documentary spearheaded by the Juno mission’s principal investigator, Scott Bolton, and scored by Nine Inch Nails frontman and GRAMMY-winning musician Trent Reznor. All content is available now on Apple Music and iTunes. Other Juno-related content, including educational opportunities with Bill Nye on iTunes U and an “Interactive Guide to NASA’s Juno Mission” on iBooks, will roll out over the course of a year and throughout the length of the Juno mission.


Listen to GZA’s “The Spark” on Apple Music:


Purchase GZA’s “The Spark” on iTunes:


Listen to the entire ‘Destination Jupiter’ Playlist on Apple Music:
Listen to the entire ‘Destination Jupiter’ Playlist on Apple Music: iTunes


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Stream Dierks Bentley’s Ultimate 4th of July Mixtape Exclusively on Pandora

“I chose these songs because they remind me of the 4th of July. Whether as a kid growing up watching fireworks, or just now thinking about all the freedoms we get to enjoy thanks to the folks in the military, these songs make me think of the 4th of July.” 
Featuring music from Carrie Underwood, Bruce Springsteen, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, and more…
Pandora is the world’s most powerful music discovery platform – a place where artists find their fans and listeners find music they love. We are driven by a single purpose: unleashing the infinite power of music by connecting artists and fans, whether through earbuds, car speakers, live on stage or anywhere fans want to experience it. Our team of highly trained musicologists analyze hundreds of attributes for each recording which powers our proprietary Music Genome Project®, delivering billions of hours of personalized music tailored to the tastes of each music listener, full of discovery, making artist/fan connections at unprecedented scale. Founded by musicians, Pandora empowers artists with valuable data and tools to help grow their careers and connect with their fans.

Zangba: Hip-Hop, Soul, and R&B

Hip-Hop, Soul, and R&B
Zangba Thomson, musically known as Zangba, is an urban, best-selling novelist and recording artist at Bong Mines Entertainment LLC. He was originally born in Bong Mines, Liberia, and at the tender age of 8, he migrated to Jamaica, a rough and tough neighborhood in Queens, NY; just one block from the famous Coliseum Mall. Zangba and his sister lived in their mother’s studio apartment, next door to the legendary Shirt Kings, known for airbrushing custom designs on t-shirts and sweaters for the likes of LL Cool J, Jam Master Jay, Audio Two, and Just Ice to name a few.

Zangba adjusted well to his new concrete environment, and later became good friends with juveniles from South side, Jamaica. One comrade in particular, Sal Brown, kept Zangba up to speed on everything he needed to know. But when Sal got murdered in cold blood, Zangba felt lost, and spiraled out of control. One day he unexpectedly walked into a video shoot, and seen LL Cool J with his arms around two female models. That up close and personal view, much closer than what Yo’ MTV Raps could have shown him, left such an everlasting impression on Zangba’s mind, that he took a special liking to the emceeing aspect of Hip-Hop. But what really solidified the art form in Zangba’s heart was when he saw Boogie Down Productions’ My Philosophy music video. Immediately, KRS-One became the first emcee that Zangba admired because Kris’ word play, his philosophy, and raps about Africa hit home, and Zangba began writing his own raps, eventually forming a rap group with his good friends, Guerilla Maine and Boo Harv; their first recorded song ended up on Cutmaster C’s “Back To School” mixtape.

Years later, Zangba befriended the late Mazaradi Fox on the same block where he met Large Professor, who ended up recording Zangba’s first demo in his basement. Around that time, Zangba’s late friend Kentele sent Zangba a letter from prison, with instructions, which resulted in Zangba’s pivotal meeting with rap mogul 50 Cent. After that, Zangba recorded Three Black Boys at Hillie Hill’s studio, and later adapted the song into the urban, best-selling novel Three Black Boys: Tomorrow After Supper. The following year, Zangba and Jean Alerte co-wrote “Do Right Do Good”, endorsed by Russell Simmons and Dr. Dennis Kimbro; in 2015, Alerte and Zangba, along with 6 other authors, released the urban, best-selling relationship guidebook “Single Man Married Man”, which received major media attention from ABC, NBC, and FOX; in 2016, Zangba released “Take a Look… There’s Money All Around You!”, a prosperity, life-changing guidebook, which highlights the secret ingredients needed to become a prosperous moneymaking machine; and now, “Hip-Hop, Soul, and R&B”, a lovable, 10-track album with relatable lyrics that will surely take listeners on a joyful ride down lovers’ lane, where true love is the theme and being “in love” is the name of the game.


Savoy Motel @Brillobox June 18: hybrid of glam rock, boogie, soul, dance music and showmanship

What’s Your Rupture’s latest signee Savoy Motel are a Nashville pedigree of power-pop, garage and punk (Members previously of Cheap Time and Heavy Cream).

They’re an intensely orchestrated hybrid of glam rock, boogie, soul, dance music and showmanship… I’ve heard they’re the finest live band in Nashville right now.  Listen and check out their vibe with their past single “Hot One“.  They got a lot of love with their first single the other week from PitchforkStereogum and others.
They’ve just wrapped up a slew of tour dates with Black Lips and are set to play Brillobox on June 18.

Twenty One Pilots Emøtional Røadshøw tour w/ Mute Math, and Chef’ Special- Stage AE Pittsburgh 6/1/16

Twenty One Pilots is set to hit Pittsburgh twice this year and if their first stop at Stage AE is any indication, their return in January to Consol Energy Center will be an all out banger.  With people waiting in line as early as five days before and having to brave the porta-potties left from the Beyonce concert at Heinz Field, the level of commitment from some fans was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.

With lots of dressed up fans,a crazy long merch line, and the audience screaming every single lyric while jumping like mad people, their was more to the show than what was happening onstage.  In six years 21 Pilots has built a quasi-empire in the making.  Last year’s “Blurryface” seemed to have cemented their position as a chart-topping, genre-bending band.

Joseph and Dun combine their antics with huge screens displaying videos, making for an interactive environment that connects with people.  They also have looked at the history of theatrical rock and adapted a page or two from the record books.  Multiple costume changes, jamming with opening band members Chef’ Special and Mute Math, a backflip off a piano, and crew members joining in on the fun in hazmat suits, the boys from Columbus, OH know how to keep the audience coming back for more.  Both band and audience will do just that when they will undoubtedly pack the larger venue on January 27, 2017.

Openers Chef’ Special international hit single “In Your Arms” was named as one of “Tomorrow’s Hits” by Billboard, “In Your Arms,” is currently climbing at Alternative and AAA radio outlets nationwide here in the US. ChefSpecial has built a loyal following in their native Netherlands with their combination of hip-hop, rock, funk, catchy pop and laid-back reggae sound. Formed in 2008 in the Netherlands, ChefSpecial has toured extensively and has built an enormous fan base across Europe. They were named “Best Band” at the 2015 Dutch Public Broadcasting’s NPO 3FM Awards and had previously been named 2014’s “Best Live Act.”  These guys are a definite “must see” so make sure you get their early.

Mute Math, out of New Orleans, are no strangers to touring and have built a lot of their reputation on tremendous live shows.  2007 was their eal outbreak with, “Typical” and the ensuing backward video.  Their newest effort Vitals (2015), continues to see their upward trajectory and their performance last Wednesday was certainly an indication that the best is yeat to come.

setlist for 21 Pilots:

“Fairly Local” (Intro)
“We Don’t Believe What’s on TV” / “House of Gold”
“The Judge”
“Lane Boy”
“Ode to Sleep”
“The Pantaloon”
“Fall Away”
“Johnny Boy”
“Addict with a Pen”
“March to the Sea”
“Kitchen Sink”
“Holding On to You”
“Twist and Shout” (The Beatles cover; with Mutemath & Chef’Special)
“Love Yourself” (Justin Bieber cover; with Mutemath & Chef’Special)
“Jump Around” (House of Pain cover; with Mutemath & Chef’Special)
“Stressed Out”
“Guns for Hands”
“Tear in My Heart”
“Car Radio”
Encore: “Trees”


All photos Danielle Mediate © 2016

Garbage Streaming New Album Strange Little Birds A Week Ahead Of Release Exclusively on Apple Music

Garbage is treating fans to an early listen of their forthcoming sixth studio album Strange Little Birds (out June 10 via STUNVOLUME). Listen to the album in its entirety a week ahead of release exclusively via Apple MusicHERE
In support of the release, Garbage will embark on a US tour this summer. A complete list of upcoming tour dates can be found HERE.
Watch the band’s new music video for “Empty” HERE.
“The alt-rock veterans’ sixth LP recaptures the attitude of their 1995 debut, but they’re not wallowing in nostalgia.” Entertainment Weekly
“A brooding mix of glossy rock, electronic, and pop elements.” Spin
“Excellent sixth studio album.” Nylon
“Harking back to the band’s classic Garbage and Version 2.0 era.” Billboard
“Fear. Love. Doom. Welcome back to the world of Garbage.”  V Magazine
Garbage is Shirley Manson, Duke Erikson, Steve Marker and Butch Vig. After forming in Madison, WI, Garbage released their self-titled debut album in 1995. The band’s unique sound and provocative visual aesthetic, inspired massive worldwide attention and success. Their follow up album, Version 2.0, released in 1998, topped charts all over the world and garnered multiple Grammy Award nominations including Album Of The Year. Garbage went on to release two more albums: 2001’s Beautiful Garbage and 2005’s Bleed Like Me, the latter of which earned the band its highest chart position with a No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. After a 7-year hiatus, the band released their fifth studio album Not Your Kind of People in 2012 on their independent record label, STUNVOLUME. The album was named one of Rolling Stone magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2012 and was hailed as the “alternative to everything,” by Pitchfork. Garbage has sold over 12 million albums worldwide and performed in over thirty-five countries. Last year the band celebrated its 20th anniversary with their SOLD OUT ’20 Years Queer’ world tour and the release of a special 20th anniversary edition of their debut album, re-mastered and featuring previously unreleased material.
band photo:  Joseph Cultice

Pittsburgh natives Josie McQueen to return after relocating to Richmond

NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST Unloads “Religious Mutation” From Selfmadegod-Bound Overkill Commando Debut Album Via New Noise Magazine

Polish grindcore squad, NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST, has unloaded a new single from their impending Selfmadegod Records-bound debut album, Overkill Commando. The deadly strike comes through an exclusive premiere of the record’s “Religious Mutation,” courtesy of New Noise Magazine.
Dispatch NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST’s “Religious Mutation” through New NoiseRIGHT HERE.
NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST, recorded twenty brand new songs for their debut album at local Backyard Studios with producer Pawel “Chudy” Chyla in April and May 2016. Overkill Commando is powerful dose of dirty, old fashioned grindcore heavily influenced by classic bands like Terrorizer, Extreme Noise Terror, and Repulsion, and features cover art by Marcin Studzinski of St. Chaos Art. Overkill Commando will see European release on June 27th, and will see US release on September 9th, the long delay due to a new MVD distribution deal for Selfmadegod Records, this record marking the first title under the new pact.
The album’s “Abominations Of Annihilation” can also be felt via SoundCloud HERE and YouTube HERE.
Comprised of vocalist Bloodseeker, guitarist XXX-Bomber, drummer Overkiller, and bassist Doomtrigger, NUCLEAR HOLOCAUST is a new band born in April 2015 in Świdnik, Poland. Last August they released a demo called Mutant Inferno which met with a very positive response, and the band was subsequently offered shows at Into the Abyss Festival alongside Dead Congregation, Schirenc Plays Pungent Stench, and others, Mini Merciless Festival, a run of shows across Ireland with Dead Goats, and more. In addition to their upcoming Overkill Commando full-length release through Selfmadegod, the Mutant Inferno demo will soon be released as a split cassette through Massacre Distro, a split CD will be released through Defense Records/Mythrone Promotion, and a split 12′ on Devil’s Nun Records is on the way, in each case accompanied by different bands to be announced in the coming months.

Amy Klein (prev. of Titus Andronicus) Shares Poetic Punk Cut “Yes Men”, Debut Solo LP ‘Fire’ Out 6/10

Poetic Punk Cut “Yes Men” Revealed Today

National Tour + Album Release Show
June 23 at Silent Barn in NYC

6/16: New York, NY @ Cake Shop
6/18: Detroit, MI @ El Club
6/23: Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn – Album Release Show
*  with Pecas, Hailey Wojcik, and Mixed Doubles
6/30: Philadelphia, PA @ Ortlieb’s
7/2: Harrisburg, PA @ MakeSpace
7/3: Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
7/6: Atlanta, GA @  TBA
7/7: Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge
7/8: Gainesville, FL @ Hardback Cafe
7/9: Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s

“Yes Men” is the biting follow up to Klein’s lead folk single “American City,” and promises that Fire is aptly titled.”

“an act of uplifting defiance”

“Ms. Klein is a warm and curious songwriter, and her solo work is refreshingly dynamic.”
The New York Times

“… lyricism that locks Klein in step with the Springsteens and Youngs of the world as she tells tales of the hopes and failures structured into the American dream.”
Consequence of Sound

Critically lauded poet and songwriter from New Jersey, Amy Klein, will release her debut solo venture Fire June 10 via Don Giovanni Records. With one foot firmly rooted in perfect punk prose and the other in lush melody, Klein has cut her teeth in fantastic bands such as Titus Andronicus, Leda and Hilly Eye. She recently share lead single “American City” and today “Yes Men” premiered with SPIN. Klein’s powerfully lush form of guitar rock Yes Menharnesses the emotional wound of a disingenuous relationship and is available  HERE.

In addition to Amy on guitar and vocals, Klein’s live band includes Colin Brooks (The New Same, Sea Ray) on drums, Christian Bongers (Hurricane Bells) on bass, and Jeremy Wilms (King Mono, Holly Miranda) on guitar and keys. Catch them live on a national tour which hits Philadelphia, Detroit and NYC’s Silent Barn on June 23 for the Fire record release show.

Pre-order Fire HERE


GHOUL: Hooded Cannibal Splatterthrashers To Release Dungeon Bastards This July Via Tankcrimes; Details Revealed + New Tune Unmasked

Creepsylvania’s favorite hooded, cannibal splatterthrashers, GHOUL, will return with their fifth studio album this Summer. Fittingly titled Dungeon Bastards, the eleven-track audio abduction was recorded and mixed by Scott Evans (Kowloon Walled City) at Antisleep Studios in Oakland, California, mastered by Dan Randall (Impaled, Annihilation Time, Fucked Up, Necrot) at Mammoth Sound in San Francisco, California, and comes adorned in the ghoulightful graphics of Mark W. Richards of Heavy Hand Illustration (Pig Destroyer, The Black Dahlia Murder, Toke, Black Fast). With Dungeon Bastards, the metal punk maniaxe in GHOUL will rip your flesh with speed and riffs… before eating it.


GHOUL‘s Dungeon Bastards will rear its mutinous head from the subterranean bowls of Creepsylvania on July 29th, 2016 on CD, vinyl, and digital formats courtesy of the sound assassins at Tankcrimes Records.


In the meantime, sample first single, “Ghoulunatics,” at THIS LOCATION.


Dungeon Bastards Track Listing:

1. Ghetto Blasters                      
2. Bringer Of War                           
3. Shred The Dead                          
4. Dungeon Bastards                      
5. Ghoulunatics                  
6. Blood And Guts                          
7. Word Is Law                           
8. Death Campaign                      
9. Guitarmageddon                                              
10. Abominox


Dungeon Bastards CD preorders are currently available for just $6.66 this week only (who saysGHOUL doesn’t like bargains?) at THIS LOCATION. The record will also be obtainable as a diehard limited edition gatefold LP (appropriately on splatter vinyl) which opens into the Dungeon Bastardsboard game (full game details to be revealed next week). The diehard edition includes a digital download card (you get “Ghoulunatics,” instantly), four two-sided Dungeon Bastards game chips, a screen-printed character sheet and poster! Reserve your copy today before they are no more at THIS LOCATION. The record will also come in slime green and blood red vinyl options, currently available for preorder HERE. Desirers of the digitals can satisfy their needs HERE.

In conjunction with the release of Dungeon Bastards, GHOUL will level the stages of seventeen venues supporting Carcass and Crowbar this Summer. The One Foot In The Grave Tour 2016 will commence on July 17th and run through August 5th with additional support provided by Night Demon.


GHOUL w/ Carcass, Crowbar, Night Demon:
7/17/2016 Granada Theater – Lawrence, KS
7/19/2016 Bluebird Theater – Denver, CO
7/20/2016 The Complex – Salt Lake City, UT
7/22/2016 Ace Of Spades – Sacramento, CA
7/23/2016 The Observatory – Santa Ana, CA
7/24/2016 The Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
7/25/2016 Club Red – Mesa, AZ
7/26/2016 Tricky Falls – El Paso, TX
7/27/2016 Sunshine Theater – Albuquerque, NM
7/29/2016 New Daisy Theatre – Memphis, TN
7/30/2016 Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
7/31/2016 Park Street Saloon – Columbus, OH
8/01/2016 Baltimore Soundstage – Baltimore MD
8/02/2016 The Broadberry – Richmond, VA
8/03/2016 Underground Arts – Philadelphia, PA
8/04/2016 Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
8/05/2016 Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT

ORYX: Denver Sludge/Doom Duo Books Massive Immune To Light US Summer Tour

Denver-based duo, ORYX, will take their piledriving sludge/doom metal out to fans all over the country this Summer, having issued the itinerary for their massive Immune To Light Tour 2016. The bruising venture will see the twosome delivering their bruising tunes to at least forty-one cities between June 30th and August 21st, with the final venues and cities being locked up now.
The Immune To Light Tour 2016 will see ORYX delivering the tunes from their split with Languish, which was released via Battleground Records in April of this year. Drummer Abbey Apple and guitarist/vocalist Tommy Davis deliver a full backline’s worth of damage on their half of the split, including an uncannily brutal Corrupted cover, their all-encompassing hymns swelling with dynamic excursions through the slow-motion realms of demolition. ORYX floods the listener with a deluge of downtuned amplification, polluted quicksand, toxic garbage, and broken hopes, bringing to mind the works of Grief, Electric Wizard, Corrupted, Ufomammut, and the like.
ORYX’ tracks from the split LP with Languish can be streamed HERE and the band’s video for “The Singularity” is playing HERE.
The ORYX/LANGUISH split LP is available through Battleground Records in a run of 300 copies on 180-gram black wax including a digital download, available HERE.
ORYX’ The Immune To Light Tour 2016:
6/30/2016 Replay Lounge – Lawrence, KS
7/01/2016 PMD – Columbia, MO
7/02/2016 Springwater – Nashville, TN
7/03/2016 TBA – Memphis, TN
7/06/2016 The Jinx – Savannah, GA
7/07/2016 Space Station – Orlando, FL
7/08/2016 Kreepy Tiki – Ft. Lauderdale, FL
7/09/2016 The Atlantic – Gainesville, FL
7/10/2016 Shantytown – Jacksonville, FL
7/11/2016 Woodshop – Baton Rouge, LA
7/12/2016 Siberia – New Orleans, LA
7/13/2016 Hi-Tones – San Antonio, TX
7/14/2016 The Lost Well – Austin, TX
7/15/2016 Three Links – Dallas, TX
7/16/2016 The Sandbox – El Paso, TX
7/17/2016 Mods Bar – Tijuana, MX
7/18/2016 Merrow Bar – San Diego, CA
7/19/2016 Deth Haus – Las Vegas, NV
7/20/2016 Que Sara – Long Beach, CA
7/21/2016 Golden Bull – Oakland, CA
7/22/2016 Starlite – Sacramento, CA
7/23/2016 Double Treble – Portland, OR
7/24/2016 Highline Bar – Seattle, WA
7/25/2016 Obsidian Bar – Olympia, WA
7/26/2016 Wastelander Studios – Boise, ID
7/28/2016 Babe House – Laramie, WY
7/29/2016 Spigot – Lincoln, NE
7/30/2016 Wisco Pub – Madison, WI
8/03/2016 Shakespeare’s – Kalamazoo, MI
8/04/2016 New Dodge Lounge – Detroit, MI
8/05/2016 Skeletunes Lounge – Ft. Wayne, IN
8/06/2016 Starbar – Columbus, OH
8/08/2016 Bug Jar – Rochester, NY
8/09/2016 Alternative Gallery – Allentown, PA
8/12/2016 Shred Shed – Philadelphia, PA
8/14/2016 TBA – Winston Salem, NC
8/15/2016 TBA – Asheville, NC
8/17/2016 The Hideaway – Johnson City, TN
8/18/2016 Highlands Bar – Louisville, KY
8/19/2016 Lost Cross House – Carbondale, IL
8/21/2016 The Elbow Room – Wichita, KS
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The Dan Ryan’s Psychedelic Debut Album Streaming in Full via PureVolume

Psychedelic Debut Album Streaming in Full viaPureVolume

The Dan Ryan LP Now Available via Cosmic Dreamer Music

“[A] delightful slice of psych rock, with the seven songs encompassing the album twisting and turning in an exciting new direction.”PureVolume

“[A]pproaches psychedelic rock from oblique angles, the better to cut through the subgenre’s traditional haze and fuzz, on a solid debut long-player.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

“[I]t’s a re-imagining of folk music, a la Devendra Banhart, though imagine that being recorded inside a bubble or beneath water”Austin Town Hall

“[F]eels like a downstream float through a rainbow river.” FLOOD Magazine

“[Y]ou could zone out to on a transcendental quest to all night long”Impose

“[T]he perfect dose of laid back psych infused folk rock.”The Revue

Stream The Dan Ryan Here

Today, The Dan Ryan’s swirling psychedelic self-titled debut is streaming in full viaPureVolume. The Austin-based project of Nathan Dixey is also the first official release of Venice, CA label Cosmic Dreamer Music. The seven diverse tracks flow seamlessly to create a dreamy, kaleidoscopic sonic landscape. You can now stream the album in its entirety viaPureVolume and Cosmic Dreamer.

If the Grateful Dead of 1977 started collaborating with the Grateful Dead of 1966 under George Harrison’s supervision in 2014, the result would sound similar to The Dan Ryan. Sonically, the LP is unique, blending pop sensibilities and electronic textures with tender vocals. Experimental and deeply personal, the songs bear a chapter of change with deep lyrical content, yet the music never becomes too dark or overbearing.

The Dan Ryan LP is also the first release from new record label Cosmic Dreamer Music, based in Venice, CA. Cosmic Dreamer is a platform for artistic expression. Founded by visual artists who play music, the label believes in the power of connecting with others through sight, sound, and experience. Future releases include those from Onsen and Allelujah.

Formed in 2011 as a side project of Hospital Ships’ Nathan Dixey in Lawrence, KS, The Dan Ryan is now based in Austin, TX, where the debut LP was home-recorded between December 2013 to July 2014. Psychedelic and deeply personal, these songs bear a chapter of change and evoke the fleeting nature of one’s perspective on life.

The Dan Ryan stretches eleven miles through the south side of Chicago. A clogged artery, the expressway slowly churns its commuters from the city’s heart to the ghettos, outskirts, and suburbs out beyond Northwest Indiana.  Trains shuffle through its enormous median to 95thStreet.  Great iron edifices deliver passengers east and westbound, roaring seventy feet above the freeway’s concrete floor. Tucked in the city’s southwest corner lays a patch of forest bearing the same name.  Carved by glaciers, The Dan Ryan Woods boast Chicago’s highest vantage point.  Climb its light towers to admire her big, broad, shimmering shoulders.  Linger under its giant maples to escape the whirr of the city streets. The Dan Ryan represents the imminent collision between tranquility and transition; an acknowledgement that regardless of ones stature, seat, or disposition, you’re still along for the ride.

Stream the Full Album Here

Summer Cannibals Make National TV Debut, ‘Full Of It’ LP Out Today via Kill Rock Stars, Nat’l Spring Tour

3rd Full-Length LP, Full Of It, Out Today via Kill Rock Stars
Hear It Streaming In Full

National TV Debut Appearance
On Last Call with Carson Daly Last Night
Performing “Full Of It” and “Simple Life”!

Launch June Headlining Dates Following
National Tour with The Thermals

“Summer Cannibals got its name from a song by Patti Smith and Fred “Sonic” Smith. Like Patti and Fred, the band does not shy away from tackling big issues in its work.”
NPR All Songs Considered

Recent Kill Rock Stars signees Summer Cannibals expertly balance flame-belching Mad Max riffage with lyrics frankly exploring questions of codependence and need.

“The album’s title track is exemplary of that control, with alternating sections of calm and mayhem reminiscent of early Sleater-Kinney. It’s a jagged, blistering three and half minutes of intertwining, rhythmic bass and electric riffs and smashing drums.”
— Stereogum

“There are shades of late 90s Sleater-Kinney in the loud-quiet-loud of it all, not least in Boudreaux’s voice, snarling at all the right moments.”
— Noisey

“The band’s latest zooms in with a series of robust guitar chugs, sharpening its already metallic edge.”

“ …refine the fuzzy garage-pop of its debut into something sharper, tighter, and much more difficult to shake off.”
Entertainment Weekly

Today, Portland rock band Summer Cannibals release their 3rd full-length LP,Full Of It, on the legendary independent label Kill Rock Stars. This week marked their national television debut on Last Call with Carson Daly, performing “Full Of It” and “Simple Life”. The band set stages ablaze on their national tour withThe Thermals which wrapped up last week. But fear not! Summer Cannibals kick off a headlining tour next week, giving audiences across the country more chances to catch them live. Tickets are currently on sale HERE.

Led by guitarist/vocalist Jessica Boudreaux and aided by a powerhouse rhythm section of drummer Devon Shirley, bassist Jenny Logan and guitarist Marc Swart, the eleven songs spark with that perfect mix of snotty attitude, unbounded energy, and window rattling volume. On Full Of It, the four musicians keep their collective foot on the gas pedal. An immediate earworm of distorted guitar, growling bass and irresistible vocal licks, the album is available to stream withLadygunn Magazine.

The new album Full Of It is the band’s defining statement to date. Recorded at the amazing analog recording studio The Dock with producer Chris Woodhouse (Thee Oh Sees, Wild Flag), the LP is one of those massive leaps forward that has defined the Summer Cannibals sound. Be sure to catch the band on tour & stay tuned for more exciting news coming soon!

Summer Cannibals Headlining Tour Dates:

5/29: George, WA @ Sasquatch // Tickets
6/2: Missoula, MT @ Old Beck VFT (Summer Daze) // Tickets
6/5: Madison, WI @ The Frequency // Tickets
6/6: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean (downstairs) // Tickets
6/8: Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
6/9: Norman, OK @ Opolis Production
6/10: Austin, TX @ Sidewinder // Tickets
6/11: Dallas, TX @ The Foundry // Tickets
6/12: Houston, TX @ Satellite Bar // Tickets
6/13: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger // Tickets
6/15: El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow // Tickets
6/16: Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress // Tickets
6/17: Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar // Tickets
6/19: Oakland, CA @ 1-2-3-4 Go! Record
6/21: Reno, NV @ Holland Project // Tickets

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Experimental Hardcore Artists MODERN COLOR Reveal New Track ‘Chromesthesia’ via Alternative Press “AP Discover” Spotify Playlist

Experimental, hardcore, shoegaze, heavy rock and everything in between – that is what you’ll get with Redondo Beach, CA’s MODERN COLOR. The up-and-coming four piece is set to release their brand new full-length album,Chromesthesia, this summer, and are providing an early listen to the album’s title track today via Alternative Pressofficial “AP Discover” Spotify playlist. The playlist offers fans a listen to new music, hand-selected by Alternative Press staff. Visit the Alternative Press Spotify playlist homepage here and select “AP Discover” to take a listen:
‘Chromesthesia’ is the first track released from the band’s upcoming album of the same name – you can download the track via their Bandcamp page.MODERN COLOR explores cerebral, thought-provoking themes within their songwriting, and this track offers a great introduction. This track in particular explores the idea of varying human perspectives and expressions.
The members of MODERN COLOR state, “The name is taken from a rare human condition in which people experience a variety of colors triggered by different sounds and tones they hear. Although none of us have the condition, the idea really stuck with us and we loosely based the album on how we express ourselves through our own sound and color. This track is the most focused of that idea.”
MODERN COLOR‘s previously released two track demo, Somewhere Else, is also available via Bandcamp hereThe demo features the track ‘Pale’, which the band released a music video for earlier this year:
MODERN COLOR is currently planning a tour set to take place this summer and will release more new music soon. You can discover more aboutMODERN COLOR at the links below:
Fleming Valenzuela – guitar & vocals
Vince Nguyen – drums & vocals
Chris Martinez – bass
Chad Leaf – guitar

Pittsburgh’s ‘The Black Six’ Come Up with “Dirt & Bones”

American rock band, The Black Six, are about to release their first full-length debut album, “Dirt & Bones.”  They’ll kick things off with a record release show mid summer (self-release imid-Julyly) and spend the next two months on and off the road promoting the album.

Check out “God Save The Queen” here

The Black Six are a gritty rock group featuring Camden Leeds (guitar/vocals), Clark Johnson (guitar/vocals), Noland Jenkins (Bass), and Matt Gray (drums). The American band formed in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 2010, (originally called Of An Empire) and recorded a handful of buzz-worthy demos between 2010 and 2014, which resulted in a self-titled full-length debut album at the end of 2014.  The first material from the next album, mastered by Paul Logus, appears in the form of the riff-based single, “God Save the Queen.” Dirt & Bones, the accompanying full-length, is slated to release in July of 2016.


06/26 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Vine Rewind

07/09 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Deutschtown Music Festival

MISTUR: In Memoriam Full-Length Streaming At Decibel Band Unites Past And Present Members Of Vreid, Windir, Galar, And More

In Memoriam is the latest full-length from MISTUR. Their first record since 2009’s lauded Attendeoffering, In Memoriam sees MISTUR return with a masterpiece fielding long and layered arrangements, clever melodies and progressive elements mixed with its signature brand of “Sogna metal.” Already issued in Europe late last month via Dark Essence Records, the label will unleash In Memoriam in North America tomorrow, May 27th, 2016
In celebration of its release, Decibel Magazine is streaming the record in full

To order In Memoriam, go to THIS LOCATION
Forged in Sogndal, Norway by Espen Bakketeig and Andre Raunehaug, and joined shortly thereafter by Stian Bakketeig (Vreid, ex-Windir, ex-Cor Scorpii), MISTUR recorded just one demo, before landing a deal with Einheit Produktionen, who would release the band’s critically-adored Attende debut in 2009. Apart from some festival shows and a tour however, the band fell dormant for a short time, before the work on the follow up album started.
With new vocalist Oliver Øien and new drummer Tomas Myklebust, MISTUR is back and more potent than ever before. In Memoriam was captured in Conclave and Earshot Studios as well as the band’s private studio, produced by MISTUR mainman Espen Bakketeig, and mixed by Bjørnar E. Nilsen (Black Hole Generator, Vulture Industries). With In Memoriam, MISTUR brings new elements into the “Sogna metal” style without losing its unique core. The album is a must for all fans of Windir, but will certainly appeal to devotees of Amon Amarth, Insomnium, and Månegarm.
In a near-perfect 4.5/5 score, Sea Of Tranquility notes, “If your love of black metal leans towards the progressive, symphonic, epic, and adventurous spectrum, you have to check out In Memoriam… it’s that simple… a seriously good album, and a welcome return from a truly talented band that are firing on all cylinders.” In a 4/5 review, Sputnik Music elaborates, “the ‘bigger is better,’ or in this case, the ‘grandeur is grander, attitude has been taken into account in more ways than just one with MISTUR‘s latest… Every motif, every change of direction, every placement, all points towards a larger image. The unknown, impending doom induced by MISTUR‘s ruinous forays is magnificent. It may not extend its arms into the realms of pure ingenuity, but In Memoriam is 2016’s Brobdingnagian king.” In an 8/10 rating, Soundscape Magazine concurs, “In Memoriam is a great album, and one you’ll keep wanting to come back to. A highly recommended listen, particularly for those who are fans of Windir,” while Eternal Terror notes in a 5.5/6 verdict, “The dark vocals are superb, while the clean version adds to the national-romantic feel of the music, add flawless sound and production, and MISTUR is definitely a force to be reckoned with, and a serious contender to album of the year.” Adds No Clean Singing of the track “Distant Peaks,” specifically, “The song really does sound like the majestic soundtrack to a mythic saga – it’s panoramic, sweepingly powerful, and warlike, and the guitar and keyboard hooks are sharp as scalpels. When the storming pace slows, the music becomes heart-aching, but no less compelling. The tale told in the lyrics fires the blood, too.”

Marco Benevento – Fri. 6/3 @ Rex Theatre

w/ special guests, Superhuman Happiness

Touring in support of his new album, THE STORY OF FRED SHORT



Doors at 8pm / Show at 9pm

“[Marco] continues a rewarding effort to straighten his twisted sound into the guise of an indie-rock singer-songwriter, harnessing his inventive sonic palette into rewardingly bite-size pop songs that touch on disco and soul” – LA Times

“Music that disregards genres, and the new album definitely carries on that omnivorous approach” – All Music

“The keyboardist’s finest compositional achievement thus far” – Relix

“A swirling pastiche of deep grooves, buoyant pop filigrees and grinding old-school psychedelic reveries” – Boulder Weekly

For more than a decade pianist Marco Benevento has been amassing an extensive body of work. His studio albums and live performances set forth a vision that connects the vast space between LCD Soundsystem and Leon Russell, pulsating with dance rock energy, but smart, earthy songwriting to match. It has led to numerous high profile appearances, ranging fromCarnegie Hall to Pickathon, Mountain Jam to Bonnaroo, while headlining shows coast to coast.

Marco Benevento’s latest LP, The Story of Fred Short, is some of his finest and most adventurous work to date—a maestro making “bold indie rock” says Brooklyn Vegan.  The collection is the follow-up to 2014’s Swift, which found Benevento singing for the first time and honing his psych rock and late night dance party sensibilities. The Story Of Fred Short is a continuation of this exploration with Benevento citing everything from Harry Nilsson, Manu Chau and Gorillaz as inspiration.

Divided into two sides, The Story Of Fred Short oozes with Benevento’s relentless creative spirit in songwriting, performance and production.  Side A is stuffed with mesmerizing dance rock gold.  Marco doubles down on the groove using a rare Casio drum machine that’s become a recurring muse, in addition to a live drummer. The B Side tells the story of Fred Short in seven chapters of wild, heavy rock n’ roll.  Fred Short was a Native American man known for throwing musical bacchanals on the property Marco now lives on in the Catskills.

As anybody who’s seen Marco Benevento perform can attest, with eyes closed, smile wide across his face and fingers free-flowing across the keys, he’s a satellite to the muse. With a devout and growing fan-base, Benevento is an artist whose story is only beginning to unfold.

Watch Marco Benevento “Dropkick” (Official Video)

Watch Marco Benevento “In The Afternoon Tomorrow (Official Video)

Listen to Marco Benevento “In The Afternoon Tomorrow (Spotify)

Listen to Marco Benevento “All The Other Dreams” (Soundcloud)

VIRUS: Norwegian Avant-Garde Rock Unit Reveals New Video For “Rogue Fossil” Via Stereogum

In advance of the release of their fourth full-length, Memento Collider, Norwegian avant-garde rockers/recent Karisma Records signees, VIRUS, today issue the official new video accompaniment to the track “Rogue Fossil” via Stereogum.


The twisted, animated clip was created by renowned Romanian multi-media artist Costin Chioreanu, who says of his new creation for the pioneering experimental rockers, “I went beyond all my boundaries and I have a feeling I touched a bit of insanity. You know that it’s going to be something unique.” Having made his mark not only as a graphic artist, but also as a stage artist, musician, animator, and movie maker at a relatively young age, Chioreanu’s visual manifestation for VIRUS is the latest in a series of collaborations with artists from Karisma Records, and its sister label Dark Essence Records.


“I’m not sure if you even can adequately prepare someone for VIRUS, any more than you can verbally explain the experience of seeing the Grand Canyon in person for the first time,” offers Stereogum of the latest track, further elaborating of “Rogue Fossil,” “Its nervous shuffle and up-the-ribcage guitar clatter will immediately inform you that you are now in unfamiliar country, and Costin Chioreanu’s nightmare-fuel storybook of a music video deepens the impression. But even [vocalist/guitarist] Czral’s [Carl ‘Czral’ Michael Eide] deadpan croon somehow does not stop ‘Rogue Fossil’ from immediately registering as a song – not a ‘piece’ or ‘suite’ whatever, but a song – and a damn fun one at that. VIRUS‘ music often evokes dreamy introspection, but ‘Rogue Fossil’ showcases their springy, sardonic side. It is highly unusual for music this weird to offer such immediate delights.”


Watch “Rogue Fossil,” courtesy of Stereogum, at THIS LOCATION.  


You can also hear “Steamer,” still streaming at Decibel at THIS LOCATION.   


Set for release on Karisma Records on the 3rd of June, Memento Collider was recorded at the Amper Tone Studios in Oslo and includes a guest appearance from Voivod’s Dan Mongrain. It is, without a doubt, an album that demonstrates the true essence of progressive rock. To preorder Momento Collider on CD or vinyl go HERE. For digital orders, go HERE.


For over a decade now, VIRUS has maintained their status as one of the most unique bands to have emerged from Norway’s burgeoning progressive music scene. Memento Collider sees the band returning to their original three-piece lineup of Czral on guitars and vocals, Petter “Plenum” Berntsen on bass, and Einar “Einz” Sjursø on drums. Their otherworldly sound, replete with flowing bass lines, experimental riffs, and groovy rhythms, is still the epitome of all that is contained in the definition of “progressive” and “experimental,” and with this, their fourth full-length release, VIRUS have come storming back with an album that is also catchy and melodic.


Sonic assailants Death From Above 1979 is coming through Pittsburgh on a tour with AWOLNATION atStage AE on Thurs, July 7th

Death From Above 1979 Live From Third Man Records was released last month.  

Check it out here…


The first whispers of Death From Above 1979 occurred late last century when Jesse F. Keeler was busy playing punk rock music in Euro squats, while Sebastien Grainger took acid in Montreal then watched his friend Evan put on women’s clothing to the tune of Deep Purple’s In Rock and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Jesus Christ Superstar, Original Cast Recording. Following a brief obsession with the technological apocalypse known as “Y2K,” the Western world started asking interesting questions again and these questions led to answers. These answers, in the Socratic style, were also questions; “Hey, What happened?” and “What is the internet, really?” These questions, in turn, were answered with yawns. Then in June 2000, when everyone was still waking up from the dream/nightmare known as The Nineties, Jesse and Sebastien bumped shoulders while stretching out at a Sonic Youth show in Toronto. What followed was a brief yet fertile courtship; countless nights driving around Toronto listening to Robert Johnson and Mobb Deep, the Rolling Stones and Daft Punk—anything but “heavy music.” Soon, they found themselves behind their instruments, Jesse and Sebastien both playing hard and loud because it felt good. Their rehearsals were punctuated by absurdist conversation and postadolescent shenanigans. At this time, “free beer” meant walking around a bar drinking the ends of other people’s bottles. This age of innocence lasted roughly until the Canadian national holiday of All Hollow’s Eve in 2004, when our two heroes released their debut long-playing record, “You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine.” What followed was an inhumane amount of touring. Together in a battered baby blue van, they affectionately named “Vangina,” they sprouted up from the soil of hardcore and punk rock to the bright lights and smoke machines of the rock ‘n’ roll stage. Soon, tensions began to rumble beneath; a secret UFC-style battle of egos, alcohol and other famed indulgences. But the two spry bucks maintained solidarity and all frustration and explicit emotions were locked away in a blackened cast iron kettle in the pits of their bellies. One day, those two kettles screeched with the steam song of the industrial revolution, and thus, the band broke up. After that day, a force divided, the two men toiled in the fields of dance music and rock ‘n’ roll for five years without a word muttered between them. For a time, that was the end. In 2010, with a decade-long divide, Jesse and Sebastien met again, not unlike the first time. Their reunion was sparked by an overwhelming demand from an un-satiated public to see this force of humanity perform. In 2011, the narrative resumed with a year-long reunion tour that cemented not only their place in the current cultural landscape, but also their legend. The excitement of playing live again drove them to that old, Socratic Method that often leaves more questions than answers. Questions beget questions, and what came next is where we are: the present. Its 10 years later and we’re still writing our own bios, still playing too loud and still punctuating it all with absurdity. In the fall of 2014, we will release our first record together in a decade. Our epic proposal, entitled “The Physical World” was written and recorded between 2012 and 2014 in some real life Rorschach test where the past and present are perfectly symmetrical and equally terrifying. We hope you enjoy.

Sebastien and Jesse


FISTULA: Ohio Kings Of Sludge-Fueled Miserycore To Release Longing For Infection Full-Length; New Track Streaming + Preorders Available

Long-running Ohio volume abusers, FISTULA, will self-release their Longing For Infection full-length this Summer. The scathing follow-up to the band’s critically-adored 2014 sludge opus, Vermin Prolificus, Longing For Infection was recorded and engineered by Dave Johnson (Midnight, Incantation, Soulless) and features the return of FISTULA founding member Bahb Branca on second guitar, furthering the band’s already torrid brand of sonic violence.
Set for mass contamination on July 15th, 2016, the first pressing of Longing For Infection will be limited to one-thousand copies housed in digipak packaging bathed in the abysmal artwork of Jason Barnett. Preorders are currently available at THIS LOCATION.
In the meantime, get demoralized with the suffocating sounds of opening psalm, “Too Many Devils And Drugs,” currently streaming at the band’s BandCamp page HERE.
Longing For Infection Track Listing:
1. Too Many Devils And Drugs
2. Morgue Attendant
3. The Big Turnout
4. Destitute
5. Smoke Acid Shoot Pills
6. Loyal To The Foil
7. Detox
Ohio’s FISTULA was forged in 1998 by musical partners-in-crime Corey Bing and Bahb Branca. Over the years, FISTULA has released a seemingly endless barrage of studio albums and split EPs through numerous lineup changes featuring the creative talents of bands such as -(16)-, Sloth, Hemdale, The Disease Concept, Accept Death, and so many others. FISTULA is a band that is impossible to categorize, combining elements of remedial sludge, hardcore and a proverbial “bad case of the Mondays.” Nearing two decades of ear bleeding, FISTULA remains the kings of doomed-out “miserycore.”
2015 saw the band at its creative peak, headlining the Het Patronaat stage at Roadburn Festival and recording the Destitute demo as well as the new full studio album Longing For Infection. In addition to Roadburn, FISTULA recently played the Haunted Hotel 13th Anniversary Fest as well as the Berserker III Fest. FISTULA will return to Europe (Bloodshed Festival) in October 2016 to bring their ultimate onslaught of pure, unbridled hatred, and negativity. FISTULA will release another full-length this Fall coinciding with the tour on Totem Cat Records. Entitled The Shape Of Doom To Cumm ))), the record will feature guest guitarist David Szulkin from Blood Farmers and Church Of Misery. Stand by for details.
Personnel response for all that racket:
Corey Bing – guitar/backups
Bahb Branca – guitar/backups
Dan Harrington – vocals
Buddy Peel – bass
Jeff Sullivan – drums


Legendary Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos has released a second track from his forthcoming solo album, Greeting From Bunezuela!, due out onJune 24, 2016.

Bun E.’s version of The Who’s “Armenia City in the Sky” features vocals from John Stirratt (Wilco, The Autumn Defense) and premieres today via Ultimate Classic Rock. Listen here.

The album preorder is also available today. Fans who purchase the album will receive “Armenia City in the Sky” and “Do Something Real” as instant grat tracks. Purchase the album here.

In addition to Stirratt, the album also features Robert Pollard (Guided By Voices), Xeno (original Cheap Trick vocalist), Hanson, Alejandro Escovedo, Dave Pirner (Soul Asylum), John Stirratt (Wilco), Nicholas Tremulis, Alex Dezen (Damnwells), Rick Rizzo (Eleventh Dream Day), and members of Candy Golde and the Monday Night Band.

Do Something Real,” a cover of a Robert Pollard song featuring Pollard on vocals, was released right before Carlos’ April induction into the 2016 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with longtime band Cheap Trick.

Tracklisting for “Greetings From Bunezuela!” (order subject to change):

  1. Do Something Real (Robert Pollard) – feat. Robert Pollard 
  2. Armenia City In The Sky – (The Who) feat. John Stirratt 
  3. Him Or Me (Paul Revere & The Raiders) – feat. Hanson
  4. I Love You No More (The Blackstones) – feat. Alex Dezen 
  5. Tell Me (The Rolling Stones) – feat. Alejandro Escovedo 
  6. It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry (Bob Dylan) – feat Dave Pirner 
  7. Let The Mystery Be (Iris DeMent) – feat. Xeno 
  8. Idea (The Bee Gees) – feat.  Robert Pollard 
  9. Les Cactus (Jacque DuTronc) – feat. Nicholas 
  10. I Can Only Give You Everything (Them) – Rick Rizzo 
  11. Slow Down(Alejandro Escovedo) feat. Alejandro Escovedo
  12. Count On Me (Fra Lippo Lippi) feat. Xeno
  13. I Don’t Mind (Alex Dezen) – feat. Alex Dezen