Rise Records has signed Only Crime, featuring Russ Rankin (Good Riddance), Aaron Dalbec (Bane, Converge), Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Descendents, All), Dan Kelly (The Frisk, Tegan And Sara) and Matt Hoffman (Modern Life Is War). Their new album, Pursuance, will be released on May 13; check out a teaser in the replies.
1. We Are Divided
3. In Blood
4. One Last Breath
7. No Truth In Love
8. Find Yourself Alone
9. Life Was Fair
10. See It Die
11. Emptiness And Lies
12. Bred To Fail
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.
Sunny Day Real Estate will release new recorded music for the first time since 2000 on a split with Circa Survive. The song is titled "Lipton Switch" and Circa's is "Bad Heart," recorded after the release of Violent Waves. The split will be limited to 2,500 vinyl records and is due out on Record Store Day (April 19th). Check out the art in the replies.
Hit the replies to watch the new video "Eyes" by Kids Without Instruments. The LA based duo were recently signed with Benjamin Groff of Kobalt Music Publishing (Grimes, The Lumineers, Bonobo) and they will be releasing an EP later this year.
Kurt Ballou had always intimidated the living shit out of me, so I was overjoyed when the decision was made to record our next record with him at GodCity and I mean that sincerely. I've been a fan of his work for over a decade. His records are terrifying and moving and they sound like they were written and recorded under great duress, which is exactly how this style of music should be made. This month we join the pantheon. I couldn't be more excited to see what he helps us learn about our own band that we didn't realize for the past 15 years.
Today we're happy to be streaming the new EP from Something You Whisper called From The Other Side. The Canadian metalcore act has paved its way through the scene and is hoping 2014 will be the group's breakout year as its contemporary influences like We Came As Romans and The Word Alive continue to grow. Listen to the EP in the replies.
The Oscar broadcast is starting as I type these words. Do you think Gravity will win Best Picture, or will the Academy go for something more traditional like 12 Years a Slave? Will Bono try to cure world hunger during U2's performance? Share your predictions in the thread, or just stop by and enjoy the show with us.
Head to the replies to check out Aloe Blacc performing his new single, "The Man" in the Red Bull Studio. His major label debut, Lift Your Spirit will be released on March 11th via XIX/Interscope Records.