Mansions’ debut full-length, New Best Friends – which is 5 years old today – is being reissued via Bad Timing Records with alternative artwork designed by frontman Chris Browder. The label is also releasing a never-before-pressed 7” with “The Biggest Lie” and “Tangerine,” two songs that came on a promo EP before NBF’s original release. The release date is tomorrow, March 4, and copies will go on sale at 1pm EST tomorrow as well. The vinyl is limited to 500 units – it’s long been out of print – with 300 on “dirty snow” (white with black color-in-color, see the photo) and 200 on black with white haze.
The Horrors will release their new alum Luminous on May 5th via XL Recordings. A new track titled "I See You" will be premiered on Zane Lowe's BBC Radio 1 show tonight but in the meantime you can check out the artwork in the replies.
Update: You can now check out the official lyric video for "I See You" in the replies too.
There's good news and the bad news. We've been quite quiet for a short while but not slacking. The last few months have been spent writing, recording, then rewriting and rerecording demos for a load of new songs. This brings us onto the good news. We're going into the studio next week to record some of these songs which we'll be releasing as an EP with the beautiful people at Beach Community (UK) and Uncle M Records (GER). WE'RE FINALLY GOING TO HAVE SOME NEW SONGS!
As we like to keep everything balanced there is unfortunately some bad news. We are extremely sad to say...
1. Glowing Crosses
2. Bed Sores
3.The Back Window's Down
4. Flies on Tape
6. Play God Only Knows At My Funeral
7. One More Creature Dizzy With Love
8. The Only Thing That Haunts This House is Me
9.The Sound of Young America
10. Run, Brother, Run
11. The Hotbed of Life
Cheap Girls will release their fourth LP, Famous Graves, on May 13 via Xtra Mile Recordings. This is the first Xtra Mile international release (they're a UK-based label). The first single from the album, "Knock Me Over," can be streamed on A.V. Club or in the replies, and the band's tour dates supporting Against Me! and The Hold Steady are in the replies as well.
Jaye Jayle (Evan Patterson of Young Widows) will release a new 7" titled The Road To New Mexico on March 4th via Hawthorne Street Records. Check out the title track in the replies. This 7" single is part of a series, with each record containing a couple of songs from an eleven song album. In support of the upcoming release, Patterson has announced an upcoming release show on this Friday, February 21st at 8AM in Chicago. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order it.
Recently formed rock group Get Involved!, featuring Tucker Rule of Thursday, Todd Weinstock of Glassjaw, Brian DeNeeve of From Autumn to Ashes, Marcus Russell Price on bass, and vocalist Derrick Karg-Zamudio are releasing their Ross Robinson produced EP Silk Cuts via New Jersey based MorseCode Recordings which will be available digitally on March 3rd 2014.
Home, Like Noplace Is There, the stunning new record from The Hotelier, is available for purchase and instant download for only $6 right now via Bandcamp. You also can pre-order it on vinyl, but hurry because there are only fifty copies of the first pressing left. All vinyl pre-orders come with an instant digital download. Do it now, this record is fantastic. The album hits iTunes 2/25. Also be sure to check out my review of the album here.
One of our "Most Anticipated" artists for 2014 and ex-Portico Quartet member, Nick Mulvey, has announced details of his debut album. First Mind will be released on May 12th and can be pre-ordered here where you will instantly receive a free track titled "Ailsa Craig".
Track Listing 1) First Mind
2) Fever To The Form
6) Ailsa Craig
7) Meet Me There
10) I Don't Want To Go Home
11) The Trellis
12) The World To Me
Little Dragon will release their new album, Nabuma Rubberband on May 13th, 2014 via Loma Vista Recordings. You can now pre-order the album on iTunes. Head to the replies to check out the group's new music video for "Klapp Klapp."
02) Klapp Klapp
03) Pretty Girls
05) Cat Rider
08) Nabuma Rubberband
09) Only One
10) Killing Me
11) Pink Cloud
12) Let Go
Despite a hiatus announcement back in December, Thee Oh Sees have made it clear they're still recording music, just not touring as fervently. Today the band announced that they'll have a new album called Drop coming out on April 19th; you can check out the track list and typically awesome album art below.
Green or Blue have finally released their new album, A Shot Below The Moon via Bandcamp. The album was produced by Mike Watts at Vudu Studios (As Tall As Lions, The Dear Hunter, As Cities Burn, Emanuel) and was funded via Kickstarter. This is definitely worth checking out.
Animal Style Records owner Matt Medina got married last month and made a 7" consisting of four cover songs to commemorate the occasion. Now, that 7" is available on Bandcamp for $4, and all proceeds will go to FreedomToMarry.org.
We got married on January 19, 2014, and with the help of our friends in Mixtapes, Born Without Bones, We Are the Union and Wolves at Bay, we released a 7" to commemorate the occasion. We feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to celebrate our marriage with our family and friends, but we recognize that not everyone in our country is so fortunate. We want to make the songs available to a larger audience and donate the proceeds to freedomtomarry.org...
Long Island, NY pop punk band, Bellwether, will be self-releasing a 5-song acoustic EP on February 18th. The EP will have 3 songs from But I Have To…, a brand new song, and a special cover song. The EP will be streamed in full on Property of Zack on February 11th.
For its five year anniversary, A Loss For Words have repressed their debut album, The Kids Can't Lose on vinyl with the help of Pure Noise Records. The pressing is limited to 500 and you can order it on Merchnow.