Anthony Raneri will be missing the final three shows on Bayside's current tour because he is flying home to be a daddy. Members from Motion City Soundtrack, State Champs, and This Is Hell will be helping out the band during Raneri's absence. In the meantime, we'd like to send out our congratulations to Anthony and his fiancee!
Mayday Parade's new album Monsters In The Closet landed the band's biggest first week of their career, debuting at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 and #2 on the Independent Label Chart with over 30,300 copies sold. Congrats to the band and to Fearless Records.
On Tuesday, Kevin Devine released his seventh and eighth full-length albums (check Ryan Dennehy's Bulldozer review and my Bubblegum review). In continuing with our Kevin Devine Week, I am counting down my five favorite KevDev releases and opening up a discussion thread about the man's discography - what are your favorite releases and songs from one of the best songwriters in the scene? So check out my list in the replies and stay tuned for our podcast with Kevin tomorrow.
Triple Crown Records' vinyl pressing of From Indian Lakes' Able Bodies is now available for pre-order, pressed on clear w/ black splatter (/150) and silver. A cassette version, poster, and new shirt are also available.
Manchester Orchestra re-posted a trilogy of videos from a 24-hour drive in a van from their 2007 tour. Featured prominently in the insanity are Kevin Devine and Brand New's Jesse Lacey. The band head out on their first tour in a while very soon, and dates can be seen here. Check out all of the videos in the replies to reacquaint yourself with ManOrch on the road.
Kyle Even has left Breathe Carolina. The band made the announcement in a a video that can be watched in the replies. The band also announced that they would be releasing a new album titled Savages in 2014.
In support of their recently released Record Store Day-exclusive EP, Rise Sing Deliver, The Attack have announced a second string of US tour dates with The Misfits. Check out the tour dates and their new Record Store Day tour documentary in the replies.
The Classic Crime are celebrating a decade of existence, and to celebrate, they're going to record 10 acoustic "re-imagined" versions of songs from the very beginning of their career, all the way to present. To do this, they've started another Kickstarter project, which you can check out here.
Update: The Kickstarter has already surpassed its $15,000 goal in less than a day.
You can stream a new Signals Midwest song titled "308" over at PureVolume. It's off the band's upcoming new album, Light On The Lake, which hits stores October 22nd and is available to pre-order via Tiny Engines. You can also download the album now for $5 on Bandcamp.
I Surrender Records will be releasing Our Voices on November 25th. This will be the first in what the label hopes will become an ongoing series of EPs featuring original solo tracks from the members of some of the biggest and most influential punk and indie bands. The initial EP features brand new music from Adam Lazzara of Taking Back Sunday, Anthony Raneri of Bayside, Chris Conley of Saves The Day, and Vinnie Caruana of I Am The Avalanche. You can stream Raneri's effort, titled "String Me Along," at AltPress. The collection is also available to pre-order.
Miley Cyrus comes in at number one on the charts this week with her new album, Bangerz, selling 270,000. At number two is Panic! At The Disco's new full-length, Too Weird To Live, Too Rare To Die, which sold 84,000. Dropping a spot and landing at number three is Drake's Nothing Was The Same which sold 83,000. More notable sales can be found below. Album sales in the past chart week totaled 4.8 million units, up less than 1% compared to last week, and down 6% compared to the comparable week's sales in 2012. Year-to-date sales are currently at 214.8 million, and that's down 6% compared to the total at this point last year (228.9 million).
On November 12th, two of the UK's most promising acts, Departures and Moose Blood, will release a split 7" via No Sleep Records. Today, we have one of the Moose Blood's contributions to the split, a song titled "Stay Here," which you can stream in the replies. The band's sound harkens back to the days of Deep Elm and 90's emo bands, so check it out. If you dig it, make sure you pre-order it (Euro fans go here).
The Republic of Wolves made some noise around these parts with the 2010 release of Varuna, a weighted, introspective record that came served with some Devil and God-esque leanings and captured much of our attention during the winter of that year. Now the band is following up that LP with their sophomore full-length, No Matter How Narrow, on Dec. 17, and they've said the self-produced record is more concise, more accessible and more light-hearted than its predecessor. If the album's leadoff single, "Spare Key" which you can listen to exclusively in the replies is any indication, that description is spot on. There are still remnants of The Dear Hunter here, but "Spare Key" is purely...