“Fever” in sound and visual formats lends itself to a feel much closer to Cocteau Twins and even The Sundays from Miserable‘s prior outings. It has a dreamy quality that pushes forward Esfandiari’s song crafting in a more upbeat and less melancholic ambience. It’s yet another intriguing facet to Esfandiari’s music and mind and heart.
You can now pre-order Dog Days from Sad Girls Club here.
10/3- Flint, MI @ The Local
10/4- Hamilton, ON @ Club Absinthe
10/5- London, ON @ Rum Runners
10/7- Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees
10/8- Montreal, QC @ Cabaret Underworld
10/9- Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen w/Kevin Devine
10/10- Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
Disposable America, the Boston-based label and home to T1F favorite bands like Funeral Advantage, Caténine, and Orca Orca, have released their first mixtape featuring 19 tracks of previously unreleased songs by DA family and friends. Most of the tracks are unreleased as mentioned, some have been singles, and a few others may see physical release at some point. There’s plenty on here that covers the labels penchant for releasing great lo-fi bedroom recordings and indie pop.
Listen and download below.
And Flowers And Bees: DA Mixtape Vol.1
1. Caténine – I Thought You Were
2. Video Teeth – Delicate Operation
3. Cave Needles – Small World
4. HOUNDSds – Never Comprehending (Demo)
5. Lost Film – I Taught You
6. Kevin King – Crooked Cross
7. The Big Splash – Explode
8. Orca Orca – At Dusk (feat. Winter)
9. Shanghai Beach – A Song For Kimberley
10. Soft Fangs – Birthday
11. Strange Mangers – Guessin
12. Cloud Cover – Mirror Me
13. Lost Tapes – Chances
14. Burglary Years – Ghostwriter
15. Holiday Music – Connect
16. Greatspeaking – Stay Driving
17. Faaroh – Hear
18. Darklands – Collins
19. On The Way Out – Worth The Living
If you attended this year’s DW Fest held and hosted by Deathwish Inc. in Boston, then you got your grubby hands on the label’s 2014: A Summer Of Blood sampler CD featuring tracks by some of the current bands on the roster. A few tracks are a sort of preview of music that is to be released in the coming months as well as a few reminders of killer music of past releases. Despair not then if you did not attend DW Fest and want the sampler as it is available online now to download. And it’s FREE!
Listen below and download here.
2014: A Summer Of Blood
1. Cursed – Intro / Fatalist
2. Punch – Not Sorry
3. Self Defense Family – Cottaging
4. Code Orange – I Am King
5. Coliseum – Give Up and Drive
6. Cold World – The Real Deal
7. Young and In The Way – Be My Blood
8. Wovenhand – Hiss
9. Cult Leader – Skin Crawler
10. Converge – Dark Horse (BBC Live Version)
11. New Lows – Abhorrent Endings
12. Death Of Lovers – Buried Under A World Roses
13. Bossk – Pick Up Artist
14. Harm Wülf – Spectrum Blues
15. Doomriders – Gone To Hell
16. Touché Amoré – Just Exist
17. Modern Life Is War – Health, Wealth & Peace
18. Deafheaven – Dream House (Edit)
19. Oathbreaker – No Rest For The Weary
20. Harms Way – Live To Loathe
Miserable, the more focused as a band solo outfit of Kristina Esfandiari (ex-Whirr, King Woman), will see the release of new material in the form of a 4-track cassette EP titled Dog Days. It should see a release date around August 12th via Sad Girls Club. Preview “leaked” tracks will be forthcoming as well as pre-ordering info.
The Dog Days EP will be a limited edition of 100 cassettes.
Kristina Esfandiari is Miserable again.
Since leaving Bay Area shoegazers Whirr a year ago, Kristina has churned out four releases under the monikers of King Woman and Miserable at a furious pace. Landing somewhere between Beach Fossils and Beach House, Dog Days is a four track EP that finds Kristina challenging herself to create something more upbeat. In doing so, she tackles heavier themes whilst landing on brighter textures. Redolent of pre-Loveless era My Bloody Valentine and even the upbeat elements of Black Tambourine, Dog Days is the official follow-up to last spring’s Halloween Dream EP (released via The Native Sound) and a precursor to her upcoming full-length debut as Miserable.
Keep an eye on the Sad Girls Club webstore/site here for more info and when it goes live.
(The) Melvins will be rolling out a new record on October 14th via Ipecac Recordings. The album, titled Hold It In, was recorded by mainstay members Buzz and Dale and joined by Paul Leary and JD Pinkus of the Butthole Surfers.
The band will also head out on an extensive U.S. tour on October 15th. The line-up for the tour will be Buzz, Dale and JD.
October 15 Sacramento, CA Assembly
October 17 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo House of Music
October 18 Seattle, WA The Showbox
October 19 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
October 21 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
October 22 San Luis Obispo, CA SLO Brewing
October 23 Los Angeles, CA The Troubadour
October 24 San Diego, CA The Casbah
October 25 Phoenix, AZ The Crescent Ballroom
October 26 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
October 28 Dallas, TX Trees
October 29 Austin, TX Mohawk
October 30 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Studio
October 31 New Orleans, LA Voodoo Fest
November 1 Pensacola, FL Vinyl Music Hall
November 2 Gainesville, FL The Wooly
November 3 Jacksonville, FL Jack Rabbit’s
November 4 Orlando, FL The Social
November 5 Ft. Lauderdale, FL The Culture Room
November 6 Tampa, FL Orpheum Theater
November 8 Atlanta, GA The Loft at Center Stage
November 9 Birmingham, AL Zydeco
With the impending released of their new album Old World New Wave, Ides Of Gemini have release a new video trailer for the record. Featuring music from the new album and haunting imagery as directed and produced by Ides‘ Sera Timms, the trailer should whet some of the appetite until the September release date.
Minus the Bear have come out of the gate strong on this Monday by making two big announcements. The band will be a new LP which is a career-spanning collection of songs they’ve recorded over the years titled, Lost Loves, on October 7th via Dangerbird.
The band will also be heading out on an intimate tour this fall in honor of the release of Lost Loves and to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of They Make Beer Commercials Like This. They’ll be joined by Young Widows, o’brother and Mansions.
14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Club Cafe *
15 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus *
16 – Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *
17 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre *
18 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts *
19 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
21 – Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop #
22 – Detroit, MI – Magic Stick #
23 – Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge #
24 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock #
25 – Des Moines, IA – Wolly’s #
27 – Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
01 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile &
20 – San Francisco, CA – Slim’s &
21 – San Diego, CA – Casbah &
22 – Pomona, CA – Glasshouse &
23 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Co &
* = w/ O’Brother
# = w/ Young Widows
& = w/ Mansions
Lost Loves Tracklisting
1 – Electric Rainbow
2 – Surf-N-Turf
3 – Broken China
4 – Walk On Air
5 – Patiently Waiting
6 – Cat Calls & Ill Means
7 – Invented Memory
8 – South Side Life
9 – Your Private Sky
10 – The Lucky Ones
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