2013's Absolute 100 inductee Infinity Crush has announced their first ever full band tour for the summer. Accompanied by Fun Home and Wish List, they'll be performing along the east coast. Check out the dates in the replies. Also, Infinity Crush's label Orchid Tapes has their entire back catalog for pay what you want on bandcamp, and basically everything they release is phenomenal.
Finch have signed to Razor & Tie Records. The band is currently recording their new record with producer Brian Virtue (Deftones, 30 Seconds To Mars). The band will also be on this year's Warped Tour. You can see the dates and a press release in the replies.
Following Drake's "incident" last week the Toronto Raptors distributed 1,200 free OVO/Drake-branded lint rollers during game five of their playoff series against the Brooklyn Nets last night. Life has begun to parody itself and I'm not sure how I feel about it.
I was reading the Cassinothread from earlier today and someone mentioned that Northstar's Pollyanna is 10 years old now. It was released on April 20, 2004, so we're like 10 days late on this post, but what a great record. I would fly just about anywhere in the U.S. (including Huntsville, Alabama) to see that album played front-to-back. Feel free to reminisce on the album in the replies if you were a fan – if you don't know what I'm talking about, fix that (Spotify, Rdio).
“It just gets worse,” she adds. “Every song on Beyonce’s last album has her basically looking like a slut and she does not need to do that. She’s gorgeous and so fucking talented. And they all take it as women’s liberation!”
Update: Wayman has issued an apology/clarification on her comments via the band's Facebook.
Hotel Books have signed to InVogue Records. The band will release a double EP titled, I'm Almost Happy Here, But I Never Feel At Home, on July 1st. Head to the replies to watch the music video for "Dreaming or Sinking" and stream the track, "Constant Collapse."
This week's Uncle Buck contest can be found in the replies ...
Uncle Buck is back… sorry for disappearing for a bit. But don’t worry, I’m back and I’m here to offer you weekly giveaways. Here is our show list for the week. Just comment below with your name, email, which show you would like tickets to AND your favorite show of all time…
If you're looking for something to listen to today, and need a little break from music, I'd like to recommend this episode of the Debug podcast. The topic is "Sexism in Tech" and I'm totally crossing the streams for my love of technology with my "music blog" or whatever we call this site these days. That said: the conversation and topic absolutely has applications to our music world and how macro and micro aggressions play a huge role in all of our lives.
Being as an Ocean have been making waves (no pun intended) in the post-hardcore scene, so we're excited to be premiering their new music video for "L'exquisite Douleur" in the replies. The track comes from their sophomore album, How We Both Wondrously Perish, which streets on May 6th via InVogue Records and can be pre-ordered here. If you dig bands like letlive and La Dispute, you'll want to check it out.
Cassino released an update on new music on their Facebook. In the comments they say that new music should be released by the end of the year.
Hello all…just thought I would update you on what’s going on in our world. Not a whole lot of shows planned for this summer, but we are going to work on actually finishing up some recorded music. We decided to split this record up into two 6 song E.P.’s, instead of a full length album. We figure we could get the music out a little faster this way. We will eventually put both E.P.’s on a full length vinyl record, but that is later on down the road. Thank you all for the continued support, even though we are not as active as we would like to be.
But let's take Jay-Z's line literally for a second. Is it actually true, as Major League Lacrosse claims, that lacrosse is, as sports go, pretty hard? Are its athletes as fit, on average, as athletes in other sports? Do they have equally strong muscles, or equally impressive aerobic capacities?
These are now avail for all of you digital people that have refused to circle back to the days of waiting for a picture to develop, calling mom from a pay phone, and having to turn a record over after 15 mins to listen to more music
The label came in and said, “I know the bass and drums are basically done with the record, but how about you give us four of five more songs?” And at the time he was saying write four or five more songs, the dude was also saying why don’t you guys re-record Tell All Your Friends so they could make it a double CD? We’re going, “Are you nuts?”
Rise Records has signed Defeat The Low, a DIY post-hardcore quintet from Portland that features Rise Records owner Craig Ericson on rhythm guitar. Their debut LP will be released later this year; you can check out a single called "Turn To Hate" in the replies along with more information from a press release.
Circa Survive will tour the United States this summer, performing in venues that are perhaps a little smaller than they normally play. Check the dates in the replies; no support has been announced as of yet.
Update: A new song called "Slow Come On" is streaming in the replies.
Tigers Jaw have launched preorders for their new album Charmervia Run For Cover Records. A total of 10,000 vinyl units have been pressed. We're also hearing that we should get another new song from the album today, which is out June 3.
R&B auteur The-Dream just released a lyric video for an overtly political new track titled "Black." The video includes imagery from the Donald Sterling controversy and various social movements, and concludes with this written message: "Black isn't just a color. Black isn't just a race anymore. It's a feeling and a place from which one feels isolated by the world of the governing elite. Classism is the new racism. This is what black feels like." There's no announced single or album to accompany the song, but you can watch the video in the replies.