Johnny Foreigner have officially invaded the US. The band has signed to Lame-O Records. To introduce themselves to Americans with what the band has done, they have compiled a "greatest hits" mixtape entitled, Worse Things Happen At Sea, to catch everyone up. You can watch a short video announcement in the replies as well.
Places To Hide have signed to Tiny Engines. The label will be releasing the band's new Wild N Soft 7" this fall with a LP scheduled for 2015. You can stream a new song called "Nowhere Bound" on Stereogum.
Stepfriends have signed to intheclouds to release their debut album All We've Got. Since the album's artwork is not finished, you can send a photo of yourself to firstname.lastname@example.org - read a message from the band about that in the replies. In addition, they've posted a new song, "Strangers, Friends, and Pictures," on their bandcamp.
Light Years have signed to Animal Style Records and will release a new EP called Temporary in September. Pre-orders launch in July and a new song releases soon. The band will soon be on the road on Warped Tour's Acoustic Basement.
Columbia Records, the Sony Music subsidiary run by chairman Rob Stringer, has signed the twosome, a rep for the label confirms, marking She & Him's exit from independent label Merge Records. A new album is expected in the fall.
According to sources, Stefani, 44, and No Doubt, the band she fronts, were being courted by multiple managers before inking with Azoff. The singer and No Doubt recently parted ways with Jim Guerinot's Rebel Waltz Management, their manager since 1998. Azoff's other clients include the Eagles, Christina Aguilera, Steely Dan, Van Halen, Chelsea Handler, and Cassadee Pope, in addition to the many comics signed with Levity.
Mike Gitter has been promoted to senior director of A&R at Razor and Tie. Full press release in the replies.
Gitter joined Razor & Tie in 2012 and has signed a variety of acts including rising rock outfit Starset and established legends such as HIM and Finch. He was also instrumental in the signing of Chiodos. Gitter continues his A&R responsibilities that encompass not only identifying talent but all-around aspects of A&R including artist relations and recording.
Paper + Plastick Records has signed Minneapolis-based rock act And We Danced (featuring former Cadillac Blindside frontman Zaq Zrust and former guitarist for The Stereo and The Jealous Sound, Jeremy Tappero). The band will release their debut seven-song release, Back To The Middle, on July 1 via the label and a new song called "Goodnight Toronto" can be streamed in the replies. Check out more information and the 12" vinyl preorder in the label's webstore.
Secret Voice (Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré's label) will be releasing the debut 7” EP from Oakland, CA’s No Limbs. The band recorded the EP with Jack Shirley at The Atomic Garden (Deafheaven, Comadre) in January and delivers seven blistering fast in and out songs in eight minutes. The record is set for a September release. For now enjoy a song off their latest cassette tape Belch called “Mind Vise."
United Nations has signed to Temporary Residence Ltd. and will release a new LP, The Next Four Years, on July 15th.
1. Serious Business
2. Meanwhile On Main Street
3. Revolutions At Varying Speeds
4. False Flags
5. United Nations Find God
6. Between Two Mirrors
7. Fuck The Future
8. Stole The Past
9. United Nations Vs. United Nations
11. Music For Changing Parties
Run For Cover Records has signed Camera Shy, which includes Nick Bassett of Whirr and Nothing along with former Whirr vocalist Alexandra Morte. Stream the band's first single, "Spin Me," which premiered on Noisey, in the replies.
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."