In celebration of their sophomore full-length Pleasant Living, out today on Triple Crown Records, Tiny Moving Parts have released a new video for the track “Always Focused”. The Kyle Thrash (Modern Baseball, The Weekend, Filter) directed clip perfectly captures the band’s endless enthusiam, intricate musicianship and optimism, as well as the requisite summer fun element the band’s personality absolutely requires.
Seattle, WA’s Heiress have announced the upcoming release of their new album Of Great Sorrow on November 18th via The Mylene Sheath. For those not in-the-know, Heiress is comprised of members from ground-breaking hardcore and metal bands such as Himsa, Undertow, Jough Dawn Baker and Shift. It goes without saying that this combination of influences and styles have produced an amalgamation of unpredictability and heaviness in not only sound but also emotion and heart. Of Great Sorrow is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2013 debut full length Early Frost released by Deathwish Inc.
Here’s a little history lesson on Heiress from the press release:
Heiress formed in Seattle, WA in 2006 originally with vocalist Adam Paysse, the co-founder of Rome Plow Records. Then in December 2008 John Pettibone, formerly of many Seattle-area bands including Himsa and Undertow, took over Paysse’s place as lead vocalist. With this lineup, Heiress recorded a five-song self-titled EP and self-released it in 2009. Soon after, in 2010, the band signed to Deathwish Inc., an independent hardcore record label that was co-founded by Jacob Bannon of Converge. The group’s first release through the label was a split 7″ with Narrows. In mid-2011, legendary producer Jack Endino (Nirvana, Mudhoney, Soundgraden) produced and engineered new Heiress tracks at Soundhouse Studios. Endino also remixed two previously recorded Heiress songs which were released as the Naysayer EP in 2012. The single featured artwork by Demian Johnston, who previously played with Pettibone in Undertow and Nineironspitfire.Ten of the remaining tracks from this session became Heiress‘ full-length debut album titled Early Frost, released by Deathwish Inc. in early 2013.
That brings us to the present tense and their bone-shattering new full length, Of Great Sorrow, which was recorded with Tad Doyle at Witch Ape Studio (YOB, Lesbian, TAD) and set for release on November 18th via The Mylene Sheath (Pelican, Caspian, Junius). The album was mastered by Chris Hanzsek (Soundgarden, Melvins, Screaming Trees) with artwork once again handled by Demian Johnston. Never content standing still, the band is already tracking a third album with producer Matt Bayles, set for release in 2015, even as the world may not be done absorbing the sonic explosion of Of Great Sorrow for years to come. The time of Heiress is now, and they’re going for the throat.
While you wait for Of Great Sorrow to come out, you can listen now to “Hover”. The song finds Heiress plodding forward in a heavier and much more grunge-inspired sound, surely at the influence of Tad Doyle himself. But don’t fret none. There’s still plenty of melody and dissonance to accompany the sludgy movement of the song. Not to mention Pettibone’s gravel-ladden vocals that are looking to just break out and tear the room apart.
Coming soon from Noisey is a seven-part series ” examining the people and the culture that helped foster bands like DOWN, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Goatwhore and many others. From the crawfish-littered tables of the secluded Anselmo compound to a fishing boat with Eyehategod in the swamps, we’ll discuss the bands, Hurricane Katrina, drugs, suicide, murder, and records that helped shape the New Orleans sound known the world over.” Titled NOLA: Life, Death and Heavy Blues from the Bayou, the series will feature members of DOWN, Pantera, Eyehategod, Crowbar, Corrosion of Conformity, Goatwhore, and Acid Bath amongst others, including Philip H Anselmo, Mike “IX” Williams, Jimmy Bower, Kirk Windstein, Pepper Keenan, and Sammy Duet.
While there is no solid release date for the first episode, a trailer has been premiered that should get fans excited and definitely looking forward to this series. Keep an eye on Noisey’s YouTube page and subscribe there for updates.
From the ol’ inbox:
Barsuk Records is excited to announce the release of the Nada Surf digital rarities collection, B-Sides, on September 23rd. B-Sides consists of previously unreleased tracks and bonus material (track listing below) from the band’s four previous studio albums (Let Go, The Weight Is A Gift, Lucky, and The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy), many of which have never been available digitally in the US.
You can pre-order B-Sides at iTunes now and get “No Quick Fix” instantly, before the September 23rd release date:
Two of the tracks were included on the UK/EU release (“Je T’Attendais” on Lucky and the previously mentioned “No Quick Fix”), but most others only appeared on limited edition physical CDs. The collection includes covers of Peter Perret’s (The Only Ones) “Fools” and Francoise Hardy’s “Au Fond Du Rêve Doré.” Great vocal harmonies can also be heard on “No Quick Fix” by Rachel Haden, “Fools” by Lianne Smith and “I Wanna Take You Home” by Juliana Hatfield.
B-Sides Track Listing:
1. No Quick Fix
2. From The Rooftop Down
4. Concrete Bed (original)
5. Au Fond Du Rêve Doré
6. Whose Authority (acoustic)
7. I Like What You Say (acoustic)
8. I Wanna Take You Home
9. Everyone’s On Tour
10. Je T’Attendais
11. The Future (acoustic)
12. Looking Through (acoustic)
13. When I Was Young (acoustic)
14. Waiting For Something (acoustic)
15. Clear Eye Clouded Mind (acoustic)
From the ol’ inbox:
Tiny Engines is excited to announce the sophomore release from Philadelphia, PA’s Beach Slang is now available for Pre-Order. Following quickly on the heels of their breakthrough debut, the band went right back to the studio in late June to record Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street, a new 4 song 7″, due out this Fall on Tiny Engines. Official digital release is 9/30/14. Official physical release is 10/28/14.
You can hear the first single from Cheap Thrills On A Dead End Street now. “American Girls And French Kisses” below.
The band will be hitting the road with Modern Baseball and I Am The Avalanche starting this weekend. Those dates are listed below. The band will also be playing The Fest in Gainesville. More October and November tour dates to be announced soon!
Beach Slang have been the talk of the scene this year making a big splash with their powerful debut EP, Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken?. A supergroup of sorts, featuring James Snyder of Weston, JP Flexner of Ex-Friends and Ed McNulty, formerly of Nona, currently of Crybaby, Beach Slang‘s seamless mix of indie, emo and pop/punk is the perfect punk rock soundtrack.
SEP 05 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Night Bazaar w/ Modern Baseball & I Am The Avalanche
SEP 06 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Stone Pony w/ Modern Baseball & I Am The Avalanche
SEP 07 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon w/ Modern Baseball & I Am The Avalanche
SEP 08 – Montreal, QC @ Le Petit Olympia w/ Modern Baseball & I Am The Avalanche
SEP 09 – Ottawa, ON @ Mavericks w/ Modern Baseball & I Am The Avalanche
SEP 10 – Toronto, ON @ Hard Luck Bar w/ Modern Baseball & I Am The Avalanche
SEP 11 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter w/ Modern Baseball & I Am The Avalanche
SEP 12 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
OCT 31 – NOV 02: Gainesville, FL (The Fest!)
Some musicians are born workaholics when it comes to always and consistenly creating music and art. In this pantheon of non-stop art machines is Aaron Turner. Even before the untimely end of ISIS, Turner was deeply involved with Mamiffer (along with wife Faith Coloccia), House of Low Culture, and Split Cranium (with members of Circle). Along the way to the present, Old Man Gloom was resurrected and another new album is in the works.
And now we have SUMAC. Turner has teamed up with Nick Yacyshyn (Baptists) for a new group whose sound we have no idea as of yet. The two musicians sought assistance from Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch) to work on the upcoming album which is set to be released in February 2015 via Profound Lore and SIGE.
Here’s all the info and details so far from Turner himself:
Sumac is a new band, the core membership consisting of myself and Nick Yacyshyn (also of Baptists). We have completed our first record “The Deal” which will be released via Profound Lore (CD), and SIGE Records (LP) in Feb 2015. Bass on the album was done by Brian Cook (Russian Circles, Botch, etc), who will hopefully join us as an auxiliary/intermittent member for live performances when possible. We are pursuing this as a fully functional band rather than side project, with plans to play live in the coming year and continue with further writing/recording thereafter.
The album was recorded by Mell Dettmer at Litho and Aleph in Settle, with additional recording done at home. It was mixed by Kurt Ballou at God City, Salem, MA. Artwork is underway, a collaborative process between Faith Coloccia and myself – previews of that and audio clips to come in the next month or so.
Track titles are as follows:
1. Spectral Gold (03:26)
2. Thorn in the Lion’s Paw (09:04)
3. Hollow King (12:26)
4. Blight’s End Angel (10:19)
5. The Deal (13:34)
6. Radiance of Being (05:25)
We’re pretty pumped for this.
Harassor are one of our favorite bands to come out of the hellhole that is L.A. They are not afraid to take all they know about Black, Doom, Grind, and Death Metal and force it down your throat. They won’t care if you like it. They’d probably prefer that you’re terrified of them after listening to their music. Especially their newly-released Into Unknown Depths via Dais Records.
From that intensely ode to everything that is horrible with the world and the “to hell in a handbasket” attitude that we all should jump into, here’s the video for the song “Strangulated”. The video, as shot and directed by Amanda Siegel, finds the band in their darkest self crawling out of the proverbial pits of hell and bludgeoning you with their brand of crusted black metal. If we had been told that this video was on an old VHS tape found back in 1992 under the charred remains of Ormøya Church in Oslo, we’d believe it.
BoySetsFire have announced a slate of shows celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band. They’ll play their beloved record, After the Eulogy, all the way through at each gig – check out the dates below. After the Eulogy was originally released in 2000 on Victory Records and reissued the next year by Wind-Up Records and features some of the band’s most enduring material to date, like the opening one-two wallop of the fierce title track and desperate “Rookie”, the nearly balladic “My Life in the Knife Trade” and the pulsating “Twelve Step Hammer Program”.
BOYSETSFIRE – ON TOUR
Oct 22 Amityville, NY / Amityville Music Hall
Oct 23 Asbury Park, NJ / Asbury Lanes
Oct 24 Allston, MA / Great Scott
Oct 25 Philly, PA / First Unitarian Church
Oct 26 Brooklyn, NY / St. Vitus
From their upcoming second album in almost 16 years, Reset, Atari Teenage Riot have rolled out a video for the track “Modern Liars”. The song finds the group treading some mellower ground than their usual harsh and in your face digital hardcore. There’s even some melodies and a sense of pop. But fret not, the message of bucking the system and standing up for your individual rights in this modern age is still there.
The Reset EP is due out on October 16th.