This September and October, Code Orange and Twitching Tongues will head out across the U.S. and Canada for what it being dubbed The Kings of War Tour. On select dates, special guests joining them will be Nails, Soul Search, War Hungry, Discourse, Axis, and Blistered.
Code Orange are on the cusp of releasing their new album I Am King via Deathwish Inc. on September 2nd. Pre-order it here.
See below for all the dates and line-ups.
Two nights ago after their show in Toledo, OH, Nothing found that their van had been crashed into by some unknown and irresponsible person. They didn’t even leave a note to say sorry. This has caused the band to be stuck in Toledo for the vehicle repairs and cancel two shows so far. It’s obvious for as much as the band tours, this is sour news and events to be facing. To continue their tour, the band will need to rent a van in the meantime and are seeking the help of friends and fans alike to continue. Read below the band’s message and how you can help if inclined to. And you know you want to help.
We have been stuck in Toledo now for three days and so far have had to cancel two shows. Our van was struck in a hit and run while parked overnight when we were sleeping Sunday morning. We had to have it towed to a mechanic and unfortunately it has some suffered some serious damage. To make things worse one of the vital parts needed to get things running is on a national back order for a month, which means we’re going to have to rent a van to continue this tour (on top of the cost of all the parts and labor to fix our current van). As you can imagine this is a pretty big set back considering any band of our size starts every tour in a considerable deficit, not to mention who rely on money at each show to keep things moving forward in general. If this was simply just a case of losing money at the end of a tour it wouldn’t be an issue, playing in this band and punk bands since early teens it has almost become accustom, but as it stands now we simply can not afford to continue on.
So at this point we are going to set up a paypal ([email protected]) for any donation you may be able to afford, so we can do everything in our power to make this awesome tour continue. ANYTHING will be sincerely and greatly appreciated even if it’s just a repost.
Thanks for taking your time to read this all and once again, apologies to Indianapolis and St Louis. We will be back soon.
- Dudes in Nothing
A third pressing of Nothing‘s Guilty Of Everything LP is available now on a pretty nifty red colorway. Two red versions are available from Relapse: Red/Black/Red Stripe limited to 300 copies and a pure Red version limited to 1,700 copies, housed in red colored jackets.
Get ‘em while they’re hot!
Head to the Relapse webstore here to order.
Self Defense Family have announced a run of tour dates in the Fall with Goodtime Boys. No venues announced yet but check out the dates below.
Led by founding member Toby Driver (also of Secret Chiefs 3), Kayo Dot emerged in Boston, MA in 2002 from the ashes of metal group Maudlin of the Well. Since then, Driver has led Kayo Dot through several lineup changes and dramatic stylistic shifts: from traditional metal, to atmospheric, avant-garde metal; and now with their new album Coffins on Io, the bats-in-your-belfry hard rock of Sisters of Mercy meets Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Scritti Politti and early Roxy Music.
In 2013, Kayo Dot demarcated the beginning of a sonic change by releasing their critically acclaimed conceptual double-albumHubardo. Undeniably experimental, but largely unclassifiable, Hubardo received rave reviews: SputnikMusic ranked it among their best albums of 2013, and CVLT Nation called it, “mesmerizing avant garde blackened doom,” and a “towering achievement.”
But when it comes to Kayo Dot, change is the only constant. And like the best pop culture chameleons of the past, Kayo Dot’s evolution is governed by an inscrutable inner-logic. Despite the accessible songwriting of Coffins on Io and the emphasis on vocal melody and electronic percussion, Kayo Dot fans will find the record’s darkness and intensity familiar and relatable. For example: the dark wave of Coffins on Io album-track “Off-ramp Cycle” might be unrecognizable to Kayo Dot’s metal fans. “The sound is kind of like a sexy combination of Type O Negative, Peter Gabriel, Sisters of Mercy,” Driver says. But the track also encompasses the brooding menace of classic Bauhaus as well as current dark wavers Cold Cave and Crystal Stilts: artists young and old who live and die in those unknowable corners where heaviness meets delicacy and sincerity meets theatricality.
Elsewhere, Driver’s penchant for prog rock surfaces in the ethereal “Spirit Photography,” complete with a saxophone melody line—strikingly gentle when compared to Kayo Dot’s brutal back catalog. “Long Time Disturbance on the Miracle Mile” could be a Bryan Ferry-era Roxy Music cut, and “The Mortality of Doves” could be Eno-produced David Bowie.
Driver says there’s also an element of sexuality in Coffins on Io.“Basically the vibe that we’re going for here is inspired by 80s retro-future noir— Blade Runner,” Driver explains. “I wanted to make a good record to put on while you drive across the desert at night under a toxic, post-apocalyptic atmosphere,” he says, adding, “There’s a weird underlying theme of murder, shame and death.”
Coffins on Io is slated for on October 16th release via San Francisco’s Flenser Records.
Kayo Dot is:
Toby Driver: voice, bass, synths, electric percussion, guitars
Ron Varod: guitars
Daniel Means: saxophones, synths, electric percussion
Keith Abrams: drums, electric percussion
Tim Byrnes: rhodes on track 6, organ solo on track 1
Coffins on Io Track Listing:
1. The Mortality of Doves
2. Offramp Cycle, Pattern 22
3. Longtime Disturbance on the Miracle Mile
4. Library Subterranean
5. The Assassination of Adam
6. Spirit Photography
WHIRR, whose new album, Sway, is set to be released on September 23rd via Graveface Records, have released the first single in the form of “Mumble”. The song, which features male vocals this time around, is a more subdued and ambient take on the band’s usual loud as possible sound. Sway is available now for pre-ordering from Graveface now here.
WHIRR will also be heading out on tour this Summer in support of Sway. Check the dates below and don’t miss out.
Listen to “Mumble”:
Whirr Tour Dates:
8/30/2014 San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Shop*
9/1/2014 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
9/2/2014 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo*
9/3/2014 Tempe, AZ @ 51 West*
9/5/2014 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
9/6/2014 Austin, TX @ Red 7
9/7/2014 Houston, TX @ Mangos
9/9/2014 Orlando, FL, @ Backbooth
9/10/2014 Savannah, GA @ Graveface Records^ (tickets)
9/11/2014 Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade Purgatory^
9/12/2014 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 503^
9/13/2014 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter^
9/14/2014 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery^
9/15/2014 Philadelphia, PA @The Barbary^
9/16/2014 New York, NY @ The Studio @ Webster Hall^
9/17/2014 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Upstairs^
9/18/2014 Hamden, CT @ The Space^
9/19/2014 Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal^
9/20/2014 Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s^
9/21/2014 Cleveland, OH @ Mahalls^
9/22/2014 Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar^
9/23/2014 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen^
9/24/2014 St. Louis, MO @ Fubar
9/26/2014 Denver, CO @ 7th Circle Collective
9/27/2014 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
9/28/2014 Boise, ID @ The Crux
9/29/2014 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project#
9/30/2014 Vancouver, BC @ The Electric Owl#
10/1/2014 Portland, WA @ Slabtown#
w/ Sad Actor *
w/ Cloakroom ^
w/ Special Explosion #
SELF DEFENSE FAMILY and IRON PIER are excited to announce the upcoming release of DUETS, the latest EP from the eclectic and prolific New York outfit.
Scheduled for an early Fall release on Iron Pier (Agent, Weed Hounds, Capital), Duets features five stunning new tracks that are as ambitious and as engaging as anything Self Defense Family has created in the past. Frequent collaborator and family member Caroline Corrigan once again lends her talents, but these songs are a more synergetic effort between the vocalist and front man Patrick Kindlon…hence the album title.
Duets will be released on 12-inch vinyl and digital formats and features artwork by Samuel Phipps of I Am Sam Creative Design. The track listing for the five songs – which span nearly 20 minutes – can be viewed below. Duets was recorded by Andrew Duggan and Chris Tenerowicz at Hellmouth, as well as Craig Dutra in his home. it was mastered by Carl Saff (You Blew It!, Speedy Ortiz, Dikembe) at Saff Mastering in Chicago.
Self Defense Family is a band as enduringly interesting as it is musically ambitious. Three years in the making, Duets is the result of a longstanding collaboration between them and Albany singer and family member Caroline Corrigan. Corrigan has fronted the band before, but here she and regular family singer Patrick Kindlon are put together front and center and afforded time and space to work. Duets is five new songs with overlapping themes and a cohesive sound that builds on the band’s own distinctive approach while integrating new elements of alt-country and indie rock. Over the course of the album, Kindlon’s and Corrigan’s voices sing against each other, overlap, double back and break apart, with Corrigan taking the lead on the final song. Duets is tuneful and accessible but just as challenging, interesting and as personally confrontational as the band has ever been.
Duets Track Listing
1. The Way Out Is Back
2. Been Passed On
3. Location Scout
4. Incoming Calls
5. Cancel Man
In the darkness of night while everyone was sleeping (at least in the Eastern Timezone), Deathwish Inc. launched pre-orders for the new Punch They Don’t Have To Believe LP and Coliseum‘s Deluxe Reissue 2xLP. Both available now in limited vinyl colors, they’re surely to go quick.
The estimated ship date for both is 8/12/14 and you’ll be able to download each full album on the release date of 8/19. But pre-ordering now will get you an immediate download of Punch‘s “Worth More Than Your Opinion” and Coliseum‘s “Give Up and Drive”, respectively.
To pre-order either release, or both, head on over to Deathwish Inc.’s e-store here.
We are proud to announce the release of “They Don’t Have To Believe” from Punch. Recorded by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studios (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, etc.) “They Don’t Have To Believe is a monster of an album. Fifteen songs that blue the lines of hardcore and grind. All of them personal, political, and uniquely unapologetic. Buzzing with an electricity that is rare to experience in today’s world of heavy music. No polish, just pure rage.
They Don’t Have To Believe TRACK LISTING:
01. Worth More Than Your Opinion
02. Making Room
03. Not Sorry
04. Waiting Game
07. They Don’t Have To Believe…
08. Personal Space
11. Promises Kept
12. Missing Piece
13. What’s In A Name
15. Self Help
Founded by Louisville musician Ryan Patterson and including Kayhan Vaziri and Carter Wilson, power trio Coliseum have grown to become one of today’s quintessential contemporary punk bands. Successfully melding progressive musicianship, hardcore fervor, and vital social awareness into one constantly evolving artistic vision.
Over the last decade Coliseum have released music on a host of labels including; Temporary Residence, Relapse, Level Plane, Auxiliary (Ryan’s own label), and even Deathwish (“True Quiet / Last Wave” 2009).
And now, 2014 brings Coliseum and Deathwish together again as their permanent label home. “We have a long and storied history with Deathwish and their family of bands,” says Patterson. “Not only did we work with the label on the ‘True Quiet’ 7”, we’ve toured around the world with Deathwish bands, released a split with Doomriders early on, and I’ve been fortunate enough to design a number of Deathwish releases. While Coliseum officially joining the label’s roster is a new chapter for us, it feels like a homecoming.”
To celebrate Coliseum’s 10th anniversary, we are proud to present the “Coliseum” Deluxe Reissue: A twenty song collection featuring their classic self titled debut album (out of print since 2006) paired with eight essential bonus tracks from their primordial years. Originally recorded by Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh and now fully remixed by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, the release also features new deluxe packaging, insightful liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness.
Deluxe Reissue TRACK LISTING:
02. Children Of Our Own Creation
03. Hostage Of Privilege
04. Burn Out Bright
06. In Time
07. This Mind Locked Inside This Body
09. Claim Control
10. Give Up and Drive
11. Pretty Situation
12. The Simple Answer Is
13. No Salvation
14. Born To Hang
15. I Don’t Care About
16. Judy Is A Punk
17. Detached (Demo)
18. This Mind (Demo)
19. In Time (Demo)
20. Pretty Situation (Demo)
Having recently completed a tour across the U.S. supporting Deafheaven, Little Rock AR’s Pallbearer are excited to announce their own headlining run this coming October with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar in tow. The tour will kick off shortly after Pallbearer‘s European tour with YOB and will take the band from the South up through the Midwest and into Canada for shows in Toronto and Montreal. Then, Pallbearer will tour down the East Coast to eventually end up in Texas for Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin – check out the band’s full tour routing below.
Pallbearer will be on tour in support of their monumental new album, Foundations of Burden, which is scheduled for release on August 19th on Profound Lore Records. The band recently premiered a new track “The Ghost I Used To Be” via NPR’s All Songs Considered and the track was hailed as “more confident, more diverse, and more immersive” by Stereogum and “modern metal doesn’t get much better than this” by Consequence Of Sound.
Formed in 2008 by Joseph D. Rowland (bass) and Brett Campbell (vocals/guitars), Pallbearer grew from the fertile underground metal scene of Little Rock, AR. A year after their formation, the band released their first three-song demo (with guitarist Devin Holt), which garnered well-deserved attention. Pallbearer went on to release Sorrow & Extinction in early 2012 on well-respected Canadian indie label Profound Lore, and instantly made waves among listeners and critics who found the band’s compositional paradox of vulnerability and might unparalleled in the metal world. Sorrow & Extinction proved to be an unequivocal masterpiece in any genre of music and compelled Pallbearer to reach even further creatively for what would come next.
Fast forward to February of 2014 as Pallbearer headed to Portland, OR (with drummer Mark Lierly) to Type Foundry Studio with legendary producer/engineer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins, Sleep, Swans) to lay down six tracks that would become Foundations Of Burden. This new album delves even deeper into Pallbearer’s melodic contexts, which adds a new and compelling dimension to music which has long since proven itself to be inexorably captivating; if Sorrow and Extinction created massive waves in the metal scene, Foundations Of Burden will create the stuff of legends.
PALLBEARER – ON TOUR
September 3 Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli de helling ^
September 4 Bristol, UK @ The Fleece ^
September 5 Manchester, UK @ Roadhouse ^
September 6 Glasgow, UK @ Audio ^
September 7 Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club ^
September 8 London, UK @ The Underworld ^
September 10 Dortmund, DE @ FZW ^
September 11 Groningen, NL @ Vera ^
September 12 Aarhus, DK @ Atlas ^
September 13 Gothenberg, SE @ Truckstop Alaska ^
September 14 Oslo, NO @ Hostsabbat @ Betong ^
September 16 Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia ^
September 17 Stockholm, SE @ Slakthuset ^
September 18 Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen ^
September 19 Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz ^
September 20 Wroclaw, PL @ Firlej ^
September 21 Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu ^
September 23 Prague, CZ @ Klub 007 ^
September 24 Vienna, AT @ Arena ^
September 25 Innsbruck, AT @ PMK ^
September 26 Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk ^
September 29 Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie ^
October 2 Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz3 ^
October 3 Madrid, ES @ Villamanuela ^
October 4 Porto, PT @ Amplifest ^
October 5 Erandio, ES @ Sonora ^
October 10 Athens, GR @ Kyttaro Club ^
October 11 Antwerp, Belgium @ Desert Fest ^
October 17 Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
October 18 Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s *
October 19 Champaign, IL @ High Dive *
October 20 Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
October 21 Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
October 23 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
October 24 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
October 25 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
October 26 Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
October 27 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
October 29 Philadelphia, PA @ Black Box *
October 30 Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
October 31 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
November 1 Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
November 2 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum *
November 5 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *
November 7 Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 9 Dallas, TX @ Three Link *
* w/ Tombs, Vattnet Viskar
^ w/ YOB
6131 Records is excited to announce that they will release I’ll Be the Tornado, the sophomore full-length from Dads in October 2014. Recorded by Neil Strauch (Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Iron & Wine, Owen) at MinBal Studio in Chicago, IL and mastered by Carl Saff (Dinosaur Jr., Guided By Voices, Speedy Ortiz), I’ll Be the Tornado is the follow-up to the duo’s acclaimed 2013 Pretty Good EP. Cover art and full tracklisting for the album are available below.
Dads and 6131 Records have teamed up to share a new track, “But” off the upcoming album. It is now available for streaming and free download via Bandcamp. Dads are currently touring North America with Touché Amoré and Tigers Jaw, and have plans to appear at Riot Fest Chicago, Riot Fest Denver and The Fest 13 this fall (all tour dates below).
Listen to “But”
07/02 Fresno, CA @ Strummers *
07/03 Las Vegas, NV @ Hard Rock Live *
07/05 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole *
07/06 Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
07/07 Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory *
07/08 Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Café *
07/09 Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco *
07/10 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern *
07/11 Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend *
07/12 Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry *
07/13 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar *
07/15 Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall *
07/16 Providence, RI @ Met Café *
07/17 Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall *
07/18 Quebec City, QC @ L’Agiteé *
07/19 Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
07/20 Ottawa, ON @ Ritual *
07/21 Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
07/22 Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar *
07/23 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave Bar *
07/24 Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage *
07/25 Des Moines, IA @ Woolys *
07/26 St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird *
09/12 – 09/14 Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/20 Denver, CO @ Riot Fest
10/29 Tampa, FL @ Pre-Fest
10/31 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
* w/ Touché Amoré, Tigers Jaw
I’ll Be the Tornado Tracklist:
01. Grand Edge, MI
02. Chewing Ghosts
03. The Romantic Ocean
04. Fake Knees
05. Sold Year
07. You Hold Back
09. Sunburnt Jet Wings
10. Take Back Today
11. Only You