Nine Inch Nails have released a free video of their complete Tension 2013 concert filmed last month at Staples Center. The 90 minute HD concert film is free to watch and it’s being shown in conjunction with the announcement of an upcoming expanded Blu-ray/DVD/digital release coming in 2014. It will have additional content, 5.1 surround sound, and more. Details and pre-order coming soon, sign up at http://nin.com/tension to be notified as soon as pre-orders are live.
Continuing with prior releases of recordings of their bands performing live at the legendary BBC studios, Deathwish Inc. will be releasing a new 7″ EP of Converge. It’ll be out soon and more info to be releases later.
Converge “Live at the BBC” was recorded live by Simon Askew in the historic Studio MV4 at Maida Vaile Studios at the BBC in London, August 2010. Studio MV4 is the previous home to the legendary John Peel sessions, which birthed legendary recordings from artists like New Order, The Cure, Carcass, Napalm Death and countless others.
The recording boasts live in the studio renditions of “Dark Horse”, “Axe To Fall”, “Damages”, as well as a rare, electrified version of “Hanging Moon” (the original “You Fail Me” recording features only acoustic guitars).
Florida emo revivalists You Blew It! are now streaming a new track their forthcoming LP, Award of the Year Award, online. The song is titled “Keep Doing What You’re Doing,” and you give it a listen for yourself down below.
The record is due out January 14th, 2014 on vinyl, CD, and digital formats courtesy of Topshelf Records. It will be the follow-up to their 2012 release Grow Up, Dude.
Michigan pop-punk band The Swellers have released a video for the track “Got Social”. The song comes from the band’s latest effort, The Light Under Closed Doors, out now on No Sleep Records.
Indie/pop songstress Allison Weiss has released a brand new video for her track “Wait For Me.” The song appears on Weiss’ full-length record Say What You Mean, which was released earlier this year on No Sleep Records. Check it out below courtesy of mtvU:
The cat’s out of the bag. Your favorite black metal shoegaze band, DEAFHEAVEN, have announce that they will be heading out as support with Between The Buried And Me in an U.S. and Canada tour in February and March of 2014. The tour will also feature Intronaut and The Kindred and will hit some cities that the bands have not been to before in recent years.
02/20 West Springfield, VA Empire
02/21 Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
02/22 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
02/23 Boston, MA Royale Nightclub
02/24 Burlington, VT Higher Ground
02/26 Montreal, QC Corona Theater
02/27 Quebec City, QC Imperial De Quebec
02/28 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
03/01 London, ON London Music Hall
03/02 Syracuse, NY Lost Horizon
03/04 Grand Rapids, MI Intersection
03/05 Palatine, IL Durty Nellie’s
03/06 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
03/07 Lawrence, KS Granada Theatre
03/08 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room
03/10 Reno, NV The Knitting Factory
03/11 Oakland, CA Oakland Metro
03/12 Pomona, CA Glasshouse
03/14 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Sports Café
03/15 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
03/16 Grand Prairie, TX Quiktrip Park
03/18 Sauget, IL Pop’s
03/20 Ybor City, FL The Ritz
03/21 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution
03/22 Athens, GA 40 Watt
03/23 Charlotte, NC Tremont Music Hall
Comprised of member of Nothing and More Than Life, SWAN DIVE are a cross-genre band that take the basis of classic shoegaze and add the more loud and dissonant elements of Brit-pop to create something new. And loud.
The band has announced pre-orders for their debut 7″ EP via a co-release between UK’s Fist In The Air Records and Germany’s Day By Day Records. The Fly Toward The Sun EP features four songs that spread SWAN DIVE‘s new take of classic sounds of 90′s alternative music. Listen for yourself below and order from either label. The 7″ EP is available on three different colors each limited.
The band also shot a video for the track “‘Til Your Numb” containing live footage taken during their European tour with Departures. Enjoy.
Philly’s Nothing recently performed at the Red Bull Select music series in New York City at Tammany Hall. At the show, they played a few songs from their upcoming new album Guilty of Everything. One of the new song, “Hymn To The Pillory”, has Nothing taking on a more aggressive sound to their usual newgaze approach. We rather like that.
Social music DJ’ing service Turntable.fm will be shutting down on Dec. 2nd according to the company’s blog. In its place, the company will be turning its focus onto Turntable Live, which it describes as “an interactive way to hold concerts online.” Check out the video below to see how it will work:
Seattle’s Helms Alee are returning with not only a new LP, their third, on Sargent House, but they are paving the way for this massive release with a new track. Sleepwalking Sailors is due out on February 11th, 2014, and here we have a new track to whet our appetites: “Tumescence”. The song finds the band is their heavy and plodding groove mixing a hard-driving sound with an underlying melody and harmonious vocals. And then you get thrown for a loop as it all reaches an apex of heaviness.
Sleepwalking Sailors Tracklist:
1. Pleasure Center
4. 4 Dangling Modifiers
5. Heavy Worm Burden
6. Crystal Gale
7. New West
8. Fetus Carcass
9. Slow Beef V
11. Dodge The Lightning