Scott Murphy of Allister and Takeshi Hosomi of Ellegarden have started a new band called Monoeyes. The group's debut record, A Mirage in the Sun, is out now via Universal Japan. Hit the replies for two music videos for the album's singles.
So Rivers Cuomo (Weezer) and Scott Murphy (Allister) recently got together to form the band Scott and Rivers. They released their debut LP on iTunes today. Oh, and it's all in Japanese. You can stream the song "Homely Girl" in the replies.
Allister will release their new record, Life Behind Machines via Universal Japan on October 3rd, 2012.
1. 5 Years
2. A Thousand Miles Away
4. Stuck Powered On
6. Pretty Damn Close
7. Tehered to the Wall
8. Something Better
9. If You Didn't Mean It
10. Live Fast Die Young
11. Perfect Harmony
12. Loco-Motion (Cover)
Little Heart Records is now taking pre-orders for a new 7" from Allister titled You Still Can't Do That on Vinyl. The band will also be headlining the labels' 5th Anniversary show in Louisville, KY on January 8th.
As one of Drive-Thru Records' initial signees, Allister had the distinction of being one of the first in a long line of bands that assisted in introducing the new era of the indie-label craze that SoCal pop-punk helped create (we all remember Epitaph's early success). Their debut, Dead Ends and Girlfriends, is a classically-themed pop-punk album that paid homage to both pioneers like Descendants and modern-day prophets like blink-182. Before their 2007 demise, Allister continued to grow as snot-nosed pop-punkers who loved to play loud & fast, sang about girls (and why they suck) and even alcoholism. If you were a fan, come share your memories with us, and if you're new to Allister, feel...
The Get Go (Ex Mest, Allister, Home Grown and Showoff) will be playing their first home town Chicago show on July 25th at the Beat Kitchen (2100 West Belmont) the same week as the final Allister show (7/20 @ The Metro). Tickets are now on sale here.
Allister will be playing their last show ever at Chicago's The Metro on July 20th. Tickets will go on sale to the public on June 16th, but the Ticketmaster website will probably be activated Friday of this week or so for tickets to be purchased. Supporting the band will be Punchline, The Fold and One Black Tooth.
Allister will be touring the mid-west / east coast with Self Against City on September 20th through October 9th. The Transit War will be joining the second half of the tour which begins on September 30th. All of the tour dates will be announced shortly.
Allister will be heading out on a week long midwest run with William Tell (featuring William Tell ex-Something Corporate, and Brian Ireland currently in Somethintg Corporate) in tow. These dates will be your last chance to see Allister in the United States for a while due to overseas commitments! Dates are posted below: