Friday, March 14: Fresno, CA @ Selland Arena
Saturday, March 15: Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood
Sunday, March 16: San Diego, CA @ Valley View Arena
Monday, March 24: Austin, TX @ Cedar Park Center
Tuesday, March 25: Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Thursday, March 27: Phoenix, AZ @ US Airways Center
We generally don’t succumb to rumors and hearsay about bands unless we get something official from said band(s) or their label. But being that both Code Orange Kids and their label Deathwish Inc. have started the teasing themselves, we figured it was worthy of mention now. Based on the image tweeted and posted on their Facebook, and the accompanying hashtag of #King2014, it looks like the Pittsburgh, PA hardcore and everything else band are to release something new, more than likely a new album. Is it titled King? King 2014? Or is that a song title? Or maybe they’re just messing with us.
In any event, it’s awesome to see the band working on something new to pick up where Love is Love // Return to Dust left us all decimated.
Philly’s noise newgazers NOTHING have announce a tour to celerate the release of their new album Guilty Of Everything, due out on March 4th via Relapse Records. They’ll be hitting some major cities in March with Weekend joining them on some of the dates. The band has stated that a full U.S. and Europe tour will be in the works for later in the year.
3/2 – Philadelphia *
3/3 – D.C. *
3/4 – Richmond *
3/5 – Asheville *
3/6 – Savannah *
3/7 – Atlanta *
3/8 – Birmingham *
3/10 – New Orleans *
3/11 – Baton Rouge *
3/12 – 31/5 – SXSW
3/16 – Dallas *
3/17 – Oxford
3/18 – Chicago
3/19 – Baltimore
( * Dates w/ Weekend. Venue info more as it becomes available)
Listen to the new track “Bent Nail” below.
Noise-pop machine stalwarts Torche have joined forces with Relapse Records to release their new album, a follow-up to Harmonicraft. The band is currently in the process of recording the new album which will be mixed by Converge‘s Kurt Ballou.
Official press release:
Torche, the Florida-meets-Georgia quartet whose album Harmonicraft, was proclaimed “one of the strongest guitar-rock records 2012 will yield” by Alternative Press, have signed with Relapse Records.
“We’re looking forward to working with a label that has stood the test of time while continuing to expand their diverse roster.” Explained Jonathan Nuñez, adding, “Releasing this record on Relapse lined up pretty well since it contains some of the heaviest songs we’ve written to date.”
Torche are often cited for their masterful combination of melodic songwriting and heavy music, with Spin dubbing their music “sludge-pop” and Filter saying the band proves “a heavy-rock band can be optimistic and sincere-without sacrificing any of the edge.”
The band is currently recording at Pinecrust Studio in Miami with Nunez serving as producer and Converge’s Kurt Ballou mixing the album. The as-of-yet untitled album is expected to come this summer.
Torche have also announced a celebratory, post-recording show, Feb. 26 at St. Vitus Bar in New York.
Feb. 25 – Los Angeles – Scion A/V Metal Rock Show
Mar. 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Grumpy’s Bar & Grill
Mar. 6 – Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room
Mar. 8 – Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room
Mar. 10 – Norman, OK – Opolis Production LLC
Mar. 11 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Mar. 13 – Austin, TX – Record Label Rummage Sale
Mar. 16 – Little Rock, AR – Stickyz Rock N’ Roll Chicken Shack
Mar. 17 – Memphis, TN – Hi-Tone
Mar. 20 – Louisville, KY – Zanzabar
Mar. 21 – Indianapolis, IN – Radio Radio
Mar. 22 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
Mar. 23 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
Minor Alps, the collaborative vision of Nada Surf‘s Matthew Caws and Juliana Hatfield, have premiered the Emilie and Sarah Barbault directed music video for “Waiting for You,” the latest song off the duo’s debut album Get There, out now on Barsuk Records. Shot in the Bastille area of Paris, the video features the actors Julie Gayet and Philippe Rebbot as two wanderers, always seen in the same places, but never together until….
Over the last two decades, both Caws and Hatfield have carved out long-lasting – and strikingly independent – careers within a dependably fickle music business, Caws with his now 20-year-old New York City group Nada Surf, and Hatfield with the Boston-reared Blake Babies, the Juliana Hatfield Three, Some Girls, as well as a number of releases under her own name.
Hatfield and Caws not only share lead vocals and co-writing credit on each of the eleven songs that comprise Get There; aside from some drumming and programming by Parker Kindred (Jeff Buckley, Antony and the Johnsons) and Chris Egan (Solange, Computer Magic), the pair plays every instrument and conjures every sound – from primitive electronic dub pulse (‘Buried Plans’)– to straight-up rock hook (‘I Don’t Know What To Do With My Hands’) to stripped-down electric guitar punch (‘Mixed Feelings’) to eerie trance-allure (‘Radio Static’) to hypnotic guitar drone (‘Waiting For You’).
More on Minor Alps, check out their FB page.
4/29 Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
5/1 Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
5/2 Los Angeles, CA @ Nokia Theater
5/3 Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
5/7 Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue
5/8 Chicago, IL @ The Riviera Theater
5/9 Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
5/12 Buffalo, NY @ The Town Ballroom
5/13 Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
5/15 New York, NY @ Terminal 5
5/16 Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
5/17 Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory
5/18 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
Fresh off the recent release of their new split 7″ with Joie De Vivre, Prawn have announced a fresh batch of tour dates for February and March. They’ll be hitting up much of the East Coast and parts of the Midwest with You Blew It!, Crying, Special Explosion, Old Gray, Sorority Noise, and the aforementioned Joie De Vivre on different segments of the routing.
Check out the sick tour poster and all the dates below:
w/ You Blew It!
2/4/2014 – Annadale On Hudson NY @ Bard College
2/5/2014 – Purchase, NY @ SUNY Purchase
2/6/2014 – New Britain @ Pulaski Club Downstairs
w/ You Blew It! & Crying
2/7/2014 – Cambridge Elks Lodge @ Cambridge Elks Lodge
2/8/2014 – Brooklyn @ Shea Stadium
2/9/2014 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire
w/ Special Explosion
3/3/2014 – College Park, MD @ Hostage House
3/4/2014 – Richmond, VA @ Gallery 5
3/5/2014 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Chapel Hill Underground
3/6/2014 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonderroot
w/ You Blew It! & Special Explosion
3/7/2014 – Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s w/ Dikembe & Frameworks
3/8/2014 – Tampa, FL @ Mojo Record and Books
3/9/2014 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth w/ Dikembe & Frameworks
3/10/2014 – Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
3/11/2014 – Jackson, MS @ Rampage Extreme Park
3/16/2014 – Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
3/17/2014 – Norman, OK @ Industrial Skate Park
3/19/2014 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome
3/20/2014 – Chicago, IL @ Audiotree Live
w/ Joie De Vivre
3/22/2014 – Chicago, IL @ Township * no Joie de Vivre
3/23/2014 – Grand Rapids @ The House of Pancakes
3/24/2014 – Toledo, OH @ Frankies
3/25/2014 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Mr. Roboto Project
3/26/2014 – Buffalo, NY @ The Lair
3/27/2014 – Ithica, NY @ The Haunt
w/ Old Gray & Sorority Noise
3/28/2014 – Amnityville, NY @ Amnityville Music Hall
3/29/2014 – Albany, NY @ The Icehouse
3/30/2014 – Montclair, NJ @ The Bat Cave
In August of 1990, SLINT recorded their second album Spiderland at River North Recorders in Chicago. Over the course of only 4 days, the four young musicians created what would come to be regarded as one of the most important and influential records of the past thirty years. Adding to the mystique surrounding SLINT, they disbanded shortly before Spiderland was released on Touch and Go Records in April of 1991. There was no tour to support the album. There were no interviews with the band members. Just one eerie, now-iconic photo of the band members’ heads breaking the surface of the water and an album of six taut, menacing, and haunting songs.
Twenty-three years later, and five years in the making, Touch and Go Records will once again release the album Spiderland in April of 2014 – this time as a deluxe limited edition remastered box set. Pressed on 180 gram vinyl and packaged in a gatefold jacket, the entire Spiderland album has been remastered from the original analog master tapes by Bob Weston at Chicago Mastering Service. The box set includes 14 previously unreleased outtakes and demos mastered by Bob Weston and pressed on 2 additional 180 gram vinyl albums packaged in a gatefold LP jacket.
Pretty cool, huh? And all three LPs sound amazing!
But, wait, WAIT! …there’s more.. so much more!
Also included in the box set:
* For your voyeuristic pleasure, the band have decided to share 100 never-before-seen personal photos documenting SLINT’s entire history in a 104-page book, which includes never-before-printed lyrics to all the songs on Spiderland and a forward by longtime friend and iconic Spiderland cover photographer Will Oldham.
* Satisfy your digital needs with a download coupon? NOPE. Not this time. Instead, inside a third gatefold LP jacket you will find 2 CDs and 1 DVD: one CD containing the entire remastered Spiderland album and the second CD with all 14 bonus tracks on one disc. Stick that in your computer and play it! (or don’t. It’s common knowledge vinyl sounds so much better.)
* Finally, solve the mystery and learn the real story of SLINT with Breadcrumb Trail – a new never-before-seen 90 minute DVD documentary about SLINT before, during, and after the making of Spiderland. Directed by Lance Bangs! Interviews with ALL the members of SLINT (Ethan Buckler, too!) as well as Steve Albini, Corey Rusk, James Murphy, David Yow, Ian Mackaye, Jason Noble, and many more friends and peers from the band’s past (including Britt’s parents!). Hear first hand accounts! See archival footage! Find out if the rumors are true!
We should probably mention:
SPIDERLAND (REMASTERED) BOX SET IS LIMITED TO 3,138 copies WORLDWIDE.
All boxes are hand-numbered to reflect that vital information.
Once they are gone. They are gone. Forever.
You can PRE-ORDER your copy today from Touch and Go Records here.
*** From now until March 8th, all Touch and Go Records website PRE-ORDERS for the SPIDERLAND (remastered) Box Set will receive a replica of the 1989 Slint tour t-shirt (of which only 45 were ever made). Using the original 1989 silk screen, we have created a new screen from which to print your very own limited edition Slint tour t-shirt. A pocket tee with “Slint” and the Slint logo printed on the pocket and the orginal design on the back – the t-shirts are as close to the original 1989 version as possible.
**** FOR A LIMITED TIME: The 104-page book inside of all SPIDERLAND (remastered) Box Sets that are PRE-ORDERED from the Touch and Go Records website will be signed by all four of the SLINT members who performed on the album.There are a limited number of books autographed by the band. These signed box sets are ONLY available with PRE-ORDERS from the Touch and Go Records website and only until we run out of the signed copies.
Watch the official video for the box set:
Northampton, MA-based quartet Potty Mouth have debuted a new video for “Black and Studs”. The song off their recently-released full-length debut album, Hell Bent, showcases the band’s perfect blend of indie pop and punk. To say that their music is infectious would be an understatement.
Potty Mouth Upcoming Tour Dates
1/31 Medford, MA – Crafts House at Tufts University
2/8 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY – Bard College
2/9 Philadelphia, PA – Kungfu Necktie
3/2 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right w/ Vivian Girls
3/8 Allston, MA – Great Scott
3/14 Austin, TX – Hole In The Wall
3/9-3/16 Austin, TX – SXSW