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Annabel Release New Album Teaser Video

AnnabelOhio’s Annabel will see the release of their new album Having It All in Spring 2015 via Tiny Engines. The band recorded the new album with Evan Weiss of Into It. Over It. in the Summer of 2014.

A teaser video has been released by the band that just hints and what new sounds the album will bring.

Tours: Code Orange with Harm’s Way and Eternal Sleep

80ww_harmswayflyerDeathwish Inc. label mates Code Orange and Harm’s Way have announced a batch of tour dates in March, with Eternal Sleep as support.

March 13 Columbus, OH @ Skully’s
March 14 New Albany, IN @ New Albany Production House
March 15 Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
March 17 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
March 18 Austin, TX
March 19 Austin, TX
March 20 Austin, TX
March 21 San Antonio, TX @ The Korova
March 22 Dallas, TX @ South By So What
March 23 Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar
March 24 Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
March 25 Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern
March 26 Raleigh, NC @ Southland Ballroom
March 27 Richmond, VA @ United Blood

Video: Milk Teeth – “Melon Blade”

Milk-TeethWe’ve recently gotten hooked on Milk Teeth. The band hails from Bristol, England, already has an EP out since their formation in 2013. They’re gearing up for the release of a new EP, Sad Sack, which has blown our socks off. You can check out our review of it here.

The band has premiered a video for the song “Melon Blade” which finds the group all decked out in proper prep school uniforms and yet still being able to rock out in their very unique style of grunge-influences noise pop. We couldn’t ask for more from this very wonderful band.

And if you’re wondering as you watch the video. They seem to be creating a new genre of music: shy-core.


Coliseum Announce Tour Including West Coast Run with Old Man Gloom

From the ol’ inbox:

Coliseum have announced a run of tour dates this Spring in building anticipation for their forthcoming album for new label home Deathwish (home of Deafheaven, Touche Amore). The Midwestern trio are renowned for their whip tight, dynamic performances that bridge the parallel worlds of anthemic post-punk and impassioned hardcore. The bulk of the dates are comprised of a west coast run with post-metal supergroup Old Man Gloom (featuring members of Converge, Cave In), marking Coliseum’s first trip to the area in well over a year. Additionally the group will be making a number of stops in Midwest on their way to Austin’s SXSW.

Details about the band’s fifth full length, recently recorded by J. Robbins (Jawbox, Burning Airlines), are expected soon.


HEIRESS Premiere New Song “Silent Hooves” and Launch LP Pre-Orders for ‘Of Great Sorrow’

HeiressWe love Heiress around here. They’re one of those bands that although gets overshadowed by its members’ pedigree in hardcore and metal bands, they’re an entity unto themselves creating their own unique sound that sets them apart from the rest. So when news came out that they’re be releasing a second album, we were ecstatic. Of Great Sorrow is set to drop on February 10th via The Mylene Sheath, a solid label themselves. The new album finds the band treading familiar ground already and yet going beyond their metal-tinged hardcore. It’s one of those records that makes you question what exactly you’re listening to. Is it hardcore? Is it metal? Is it some doom-driven and groove-oriented heavy and aggressive sound that I am now falling in love with? Yes on all accounts.

You can already get your grubby hands on Of Great Sorrow by pre-ordering it here. As always with The Mylene Sheath, there are plenty of snazzy variants of the vinyl LP to tickle your fancy. Some more limited than others, so better act quick!

While you hurry your butt to ordering, listen to a new song. Heiress have premiered “Silent Hooves” and as it fits in the overall spectrum of their sound, it’s quite an amalgamation of what they’re pushing towards: aggressive music that stirs you and hits you right between the eyes.

Review: Milk Teeth – Sad Sack

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Sad Sack
Venn Records

Something has to be said about this recent, the last two years or so, proliferation of bands reaching back to the 90’s grunge and indie pop/alternative sound and twisting it up for today’s scene. Among the great plenitude there are quite a few standouts that manage to retread the familiar sounds successfully while putting their own spin on things. And these bands are not concentrated to the U.S. Thankfully.

Hailing from Bristol, England, Milk Teeth has been blazing a noisy trail since their inception in 2013. And now with their second release in the form of the Sad Sack EP, the band proves even more that they’re not only the kindred spirits to the 90’s grunge movement but with a noisy edge that is fitting for today’s music fan that has grown tired of whatever may be of trend. The EP opens up in a very noisy and fuzzed out manner with “Vitamins”. Musically it’s an unrelenting song that seems to get louder and cacophonous as it progresses but it’s melodically being held under control by bassist & vocalist Becky’s (no last names needed here) soft-spoken and echoing vocals. There is an almost inherent pain to her delivery as if she’s trying her damndest to contain the chaos from spilling out. The guitar interplay between Josh and Chris hints at the dissonance that is a landmark of any self-respecting shoegaze noise band. And it all clicks together with Olly’s manic drumming rhythms holding the pace down.

“Melon Blade” keeps the pace of swirling guitars and melodic vocals that start to emerge as Milk Teeth’s sound stamp. But it’s with “Linda” that a new facet to the band emerges courtesy of Becky’s vocals taking a more upfront position and although the music itself slows down and remains a washover of noise, the male backing vocals add a grit that counterbalances the music. While “Bagels” places the vocal focus on Josh this time around, the music is still noisy and fuzzed out and just pummeling. The same can be said with “No Fun” as the back-and-forth between Becky and Josh reach a peak of frustration and anxiety, especially with Josh screaming his lungs. Then the song screeches to a halt ending in a lonely strummed guitar.

EP closer “Trampoline” best epitomizes what the all the previous songs have been all about. By jumping back and forth and in between all the noise and guitars and melodies and subtle tones, the song encompasses all that Milk Teeth are. They’re a noisy band that while paying respectful homage to scenes and sounds of past, they’re still snarky punks that want to have a good time with all of us. That’s what great music is supposed to be about and that oftentimes gets lost in the new breed of bands. At their heart, Milk Teeth are teeming with a punk attitude and making noisy and fuzzed out pop. And that is the best combination to have.

WILDHONEY Debut Track Off New Album ‘Sleep Through It’

WildhoneyBaltimore’s dream pop / newgaze outfit Wildhoney will be releasing their debut full-length Sleep Through It on January 20th much to the eagerness of fans. For the time being, the band has premiered the title track now. “Sleep Through It” shines as Wildhoney push the boundaries and stretched beyond whatever thoughts you may have had of them from their previous 7″ EP releases. The music is still deeply entrenched in dream pop and shoegaze but there’s a slicker and shinier sound now. And it’s wonderful to hear.

You can already pre-order Sleep Through It from Deranged Records here and Forward Records here.

King Woman Debut New Song “Burn”

King WomanFrom King Woman‘s debut EP Doubt, the Bay Area quartet led by Kristina Esfandiari, a new song has been debuted. “Burn” finds King Woman treading some new and emotionally-charged music staying close to the drone-influenced noisy newgaze that the band has been pushing for some time now.

Doubt will see its release on February 17th via The Flenser.

ARCHIS Set To Release Debut Album on February 23rd

ArchisArchis, the collaborative band effort of Dia Frampton (Meg & Dia) and composer Joseph Trapanese (various film & TV projects) will see their debut album released on February 23rd. The duo have been working on the album and project for quite some time now and the fruits of their labor will see an independent release.

The band posted:

We are so excited to finally announce that the new ARCHIS record will be released on FEBRUARY 23rd. We couldn’t be more proud and excited to share this new music with you. We must apologize…we tried very hard to get it to release in January like we promised, but unforeseen circumstances would not have it so we had to push it back 3 weeks. Thank you for your understanding & patience! This has truly been an incredible journey for us, and We cannot wait to share. You guys are amazing. Thank you for allowing us to do what we do. February 23rd couldn’t come soon enough! There will be 2 EP release shows in LA a couple days before the release.

To get an idea of the sound that Archis are pushing, listen to and watch the video for the track “Blood” below.

Back in 2012 Kelly Clarkson Covered Mazzy Star’s “Fade Into You”

kelly_clarksonWe recently stumbled on this video of Kelly Clarkson covering Mazzy Star‘s “Fade Into You” during one of her concerts. The 1993 very successful single takes a different angle as handled by Clarkson.