Today we are happy to team up with Rise Records in announcing that the label has signed the Tampa Bay, Fla.-based Rescuer. The band is very young, forming only in late 2011. Their sound is reminiscent of early 2000's screamo and melodic hardcore, but with the passion and drive of bands like Envy and Pg.99, and you can now stream the song "Birds of Prey" on their AP.net Profile and in the replies. The song comes from the group's debut album, With Time Comes the Comfort, which will be released later this year. We also interviewed vocalist JP Marra about Rescuer's debut release, signing to Rise Records, and working with Memphis May Fire's Kellen McGregor in the studio. Leave your thoughts...
Update: We know it's not Mest now - we'll update this post if there's any confirmed info. Rise will announce it next week.
Rise Records recently tweeted that they are announcing a new signing this upcoming week. Shortly after, Mest vocalist Tony Lovato retweeted an AltPress news story saying "Rise Records announcing new band MEST next week" - but since then, AltPress' news story has had the Mest part edited out. Mest also recently toured with Rise Records bands Attack Attack! and Secrets, so the signing doesn't seem too out-of-this-world. Either way, we'll find out next week.
You can listen to a new Memphis May Fire song called "Prove Me Right" in the replies. The song comes from the band's upcoming record, Challenger, which is set for a June 26 release date via Rise Records.
Although they weren't noted in the chart we posted earlier, SoundScan is reporting in its official counts that Hot Water Music sold just over 10,000 copies in first-week sales of Exister, their first record in eight years - good for an opening at the No. 33 position on the charts. Congratulations to the band and to Rise Records.
Preorders for Make Do and Mend's new record, Everything You Ever Loved, are now up on MerchNow. The vinyl options are a tri-color wedge, limited to 200 units, available in a $60 bundle with two t-shirts and a photo book, 300 ultra clear vinyl, 500 deep purple vinyl, and 500 gold vinyl. You can also see their music video for "Lucky" in the replies.
Rise Records just posted on Facebook that they will be re-releasing Transit's Listen and Forgive this summer with some bonus songs, including a "rock" version of "Skipping Stone." The band will be recording a music video for that same song while they're touring England.
A brand-new Make Do and Mend song was premiered today on BBC Radio 1. Right now, you can stream the song right here if you fast forward to 1:26:05. The new track is titled "Lucky" and it's the eighth song on the group's Rise Records debut full-length, Everything That You've Ever Loved. If the link changes, we'll try to update it as soon as we can.
Make Do and Mendwill be releasing a new song on Daniel Carter's BBC Radio 1 rock show tonight. This will be the first track from the band's Rise Records debut full-length, Everything You Ever Loved. We'll post a link to the song when it is available to stream. You can also check out two acoustic song performances in the replies.
This Is Hell vocalist Travis Reilly has posted a blog right before the band embarks on a 3 week tour of the East Coast/Midwest. Check out the blog here, and be sure and pick up the band's latest album, Black Mass, out now on Rise Records.
2) Boy, You're Gonna Hurt Someone
3) State of Grace
4) Drown In It
5) Drag My Body
8) Wrong Way
9) Take No Prisoners
10) Pledge Wore Thin
11) No End Left In Sight
12) The Traps
13) Paid In Full
I've heard some people call Rise Records the new Victory Records, and I guess I get the comparison from a certain standpoint - but I gotta admit: the emails I get after I crack a joke about a Rise Records' band on the homepage are always lighthearted and good spirited. When I used to make jokes about Victory stuff, the emails were basically threatening. Gotta give Rise a lot of credit. Plus, they're in my neck of the woods, are signing a lot of really good bands, and bringing in Matthew Gordner to do A&R work has been brilliant.