Mutant League Records is giving away a test press from their upcoming vinyl reissue of The Movielife album Forty Hour Train Back To Penn. Enter for a chance to win this rare pressing (only 11 tests were made) by following Mutant League on their Instagram. One lucky winner/follower will be chosen at random on February 25th. Pre-orders are available for purchase.
Update: Mutant League Records has posted on Facebook that "The gold variant was pressed exclusively for Drive-Thru Records, and is unavailable for purchase. Pick up one of the other two limited variants before they're gone!"
As frontman of The Movielife and I Am the Avalanche, Vinnie Caruana has been involved in the music scene for more than 15 years now. After all that time, he will release his debut solo EP, City by the Sea, on February 5th via I Surrender/Run For Cover Records. You can stream a new track from the effort, "Boy, You're In Heaven," on his AP.net profile. It's an acoustic number that incorporates hand claps, violin and keyboard. Pre-order the EP on CD or vinyl.
Pacific Ridge records' The Movielife tribute compilation, A Tribute to The Movielife, is streaming on bandcamp. It features Shane Henderson and the Future Perfect, Bright and Early, This Time Next Year, I Call Fives, That's Outrageous and more.
After years of fronting popular indie punk act I Am The Avalanche and formerly hardcore punk band The Movielife, accomplished New York songwriter Vinnie Caruana is announcing plans to release his debut solo EP out early 2013 on I Surrender / Run For Cover Records. Between writing the new album for his full-time project I Am The Avalanche, Caruana has recently entered the studio with RX Bandits member Steve Choi at Bright Mountain studios in California where he'll remain until October 27th.
Miss The Movielife's final show tonight? Me too. Sounds like it is a great one too. Brand New's opening (adding to my jealousy of those there). Here's to one of my favorite bands growing up ... I'm breaking out the old tunes for you.
Vinnie Caruana played a new I Am The Avalanche song at the recent Barbary show in Philadelphia. He said it "may be" on the new record before playing the song, then said that the new album is too up tempo for this song. Head to the replies to see a video. Vinnie also asked the crowd if anyone would be seeing their The Movielife show next month in May and that there "may be" more shows after that. Kenny Vasoli also played a new The Starting Line song and Brandon Reilly played a new Nightmare of You song.
In a new interview, Vinnie Caruana confirms that I Am The Avalanche are working with "50 songs" and are aiming at a summer/fall release. He also comments on Brandon Reilly's willingness to reunite The Movielife for Bamboozle and solo shows.
You can check out a review I wrote of the acoustic show I attended last Sunday featuring Anthony Raneri (of Bayside) & Vinnie Caruana (of I Am The Avalanche) right here. As always, check the replies for pictures and videos of the event!
Later this month, Bayside will be playing two acoustic shows. The second will be with Vinnie of I Am The Avalanche, where they will be playing both The Movielife and IATA songs. The special guest(s) for the first show have not been announced yet.