These Hearts from Fargo, North Dakota have signed to Victory Records. The bands new album, Forever Ended Yesterday, was produced by Craig Owens and will be in stores June 21st. Check out the announcement videos below from both the band and Victory Records. [Read more...]
Underoath are streaming their new video for “Paper Lung” on their website. Underoath has also announced tour dates for their upcoming Illuminato[u]r with Times Of Grace, Letlive. and Stray From The Path. Check out the tour dates below.
Illuminato[u]r Tour Dates
Jul 05 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
Jul 06 Crocodile Rock Allentown, PA
Jul 07 Crazy Donkey Bar and Grill Farmingdale, NY
Jul 08 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Jul 10 Webster Theater Hartford, CT
Jul 11 State Theatre Portland, ME
Jul 12 Northern Lights Clifton Park, NY
Jul 13 Sonar Baltimore, MD
Jul 15 Expo Five Louisville, KY
Jul 16 Pops Sauget, IL
Jul 17 Brady Village Tulsa, OK
Jul 18 Riverfront Pavilion Little Rock, AR
Jul 20 Castle Theater Bloomington, IL
Jul 21 Headliners Toledo, OH
Jul 22 Westcott Theater Syracuse, NY
Jul 23 Heavy T.O. at Downsview Park Toronto, ON
Jul 24 Higher Ground South Burlington, VT
Jul 26 The Intersection Grand Rapids, MI
Jul 27 Eagles Club/The Rave/Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Jul 28 Wheelhouse Cedar Falls, IA
Jul 29 Granada Lawrence, KS
Jul 30 Sokol Auditorium Omaha, NE
Aug 01 The Black Sheep Colorado Springs, CO
Aug 03 Backstage Live San Antonio, TX
Aug 04 Rock The Desert Midland, TX
Aug 05 The Warehouse Whitehouse, TX
Aug 06 Ballard Park Tupelo, MS
Aug 07 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA
Aug 09 Rocketown Nashville, TN
Aug 10 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
Aug 11 The National Richmond, VA
Aug 12 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH
After only one release on Columbia Records, Motion City Soundtrack has parted ways with the label and are currently without a label. The band is currently working on their 5th studio release due out later this year. The band posted this message about the split on their tumbler.
Dear Children of the Revolution,
After a brief, but intense whirlwind-like love affair, Motion City Soundtrack and Columbia Records have parted ways. Even though America wanted it to work out, much like the marriage of Ryan Phillipe and Reese Witherspoon, it just was not in the stars. That being said, neither side holds any sort of ill will toward the other. We each gave it our best shot, but due to the ever changing musical climate, as well as other unforeseeable factors, we both felt that this would be in our best interests. So for now, we go it alone. We have been diligently working on Album #5, which we hope to have in your hands soon. What the future holds for us label-wise is anyone’s guess, but we can promise that there will be an onslaught of new material released and with ever increasing frequency. What we’re trying to say is: Hold on to your hats ladies and gents, for we have not even begun to unleash the true fury that is Motion City Soundtrack!
You, Me, And Everyone We Know has announced they will be breaking up, in light of the band’s recent tour cancellation. The band’s final release will be Things Are Really Weird Right Now, which is available for pre-order at Topshelf Records. You can also stream the new song “Sad Bastard Music” here.
The band has written a message to their fans, which you can read below.
So it’s been a while and some things have happened lately that have left some of you guys speculating as to what’s going on with us. Well, let me just cut right to the chase: We (Rico, Augie, Mike, John, and Kyle) have made the tough decision to leave You, Me, And Everyone We Know. The reason for this, without getting into specifics, is that it recently came to light that Ben had made some decisions that directly affected us as people and to the band as an entity throughout it’s existence, and we just felt these issues coming to light were irreparable for us, making it a situation where we couldn’t imagine getting back in the van or writing a song with him. This decision, and I assure you it was not an easy one to make, unfortunately had to be made in haste, as is the nature of our business and more specifically our situation at the time. As most of you know, we had immediate touring plans with other amazing bands and we just couldn’t wait any longer on making this eventual decision. This was done out of respect for these bands, promoters, and to you our fans.
The most saddening part in all of this is thinking about the fans and also the people (fans still included) who worked so hard to get us where we were and put so much faith in us. We had a great team and great fans and it pains us to think that this might reflect poorly on any us as individuals or professionals, but it was just something that we had to do for ourselves. Now, whether this means it’s the end of the band or if Ben will continue on as You, Me, And Everyone We Know is still yet to be seen. If he does continue on, please don’t stop listening. In fact, don’t stop listening at all. We have a decently-sized catalogue of music that is very important to us, especially the latest DOGHOUSE RECORDS release “SOME THINGS DON’T WASH OUT” and one more on the way in our upcoming 7″ / EP on TOPSHELF RECORDS, appropriately named “THINGS ARE REALLY WIERD RIGHT NOW”. None of this means that we don’t still love the songs we wrote for this band, that we didn’t lovingly craft each and every one at the time, or that the essence of the songs is somehow tainted: it’s not. That being said, here’s the obligatory “you haven’t heard the last of us” bit. We all love music and fully plan and staying in it. So we’ll be around, writing, putting out music, touring, etc., we’ll still be here.
It’s been a hell of a ride, and as sad as it is to say goodbye for now (and as much as I hate to put another cliche in here), here’s to new beginnings. Your support has meant more to us than you’ll ever know!
See ya real soon!
-Rico, Augie, Mike, John, and Kyle
I’m very sorry to everyone i’ve let down with my actions that led to this news. I respect the guys decision to move on, I can’t blame them really, and I do wish them the best with all of their future endeavors. As far the band as an entity is concerned, well im not too sure. Im hoping that with some time and effort, these wounds may heal and we may one day play some shows with (at the very least) some of this lineup. I don’t know how I feel about continuing on at this point under this name otherwise (it’s pretty banged up at this point). I suppose only time will tell. For now, im going to focus on staying sober and getting some help fixing the parts of me that make such bad decisions. Thank you all for your time and patience. I hope to see you all again someday soon.
Thank you for everything!
Swimming With Dolphins will release their debut album, Water Colours, on May 17 via Tooth & Nail. The ambient synth-pop singer/songwriter, Austin Tofte, formally of Owl City, is currently on tour with Family Force 5 in support of the compelling disc, which was greatly inspired by the ocean and fond childhood memories of America’s largest lakes. The album’s first single, “Sleep To Dream,” will be digitally released April 26 and is available to stream at on the band’s Facebook page, today.
Produced by Aaron Sprinkle (Anberlin, The Almost) and Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount (Cartel, Mayday Parade), Water Colours expands upon Tofte’s contemporary synth-pop, which he previously explored on 2008′s Ambient Blue EP, boasting heartfelt lyrics and a vibrant sonic palette. The disc represents two-plus years of songwriting by Tofte and has a deeply organic, human feel. Check out the bands upcoming tour dates below along with the album for for Water Colours. [Read more...]
Farewell Continental are streaming a new song titled “Capybara” over on AltPress.com. The song comes from the bands new album, ¡Hey, Hey Pioneers!, due out May 10th on Paper + Plastick records. Farewell Continental is fronted by Motion City Soundtrack‘s Justin Pierre. The band will be hitting the road this spring, check out the tour dates below. Also check out the album art and track listing for the album below.
May 11 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
May 12 – Altoona, PA @ The Archway Center
May 13 – West Chester, PA @ The Note
May 14 – Hoboken, NJ @ Maxwell’s
May 15 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
May 17 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
May 18 – Allston, MA @ Brighton Music Hall
May 19 – Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
May 20 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
May 21 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot – Pike Room
June 2 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
June 7 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
June 8 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
June 10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
June 11 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
June 12 – Upland, CA @ The Wire
June 13 – Silver Lake, CA @ The Satellite
June14 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Martini Ranch
June 16 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
June 17 – Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
June 18 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
June 19 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas
1) Seasoned Veterans
3) Who’s The Boss?
4) The Greatest of All Time (How You Feelin’ Now?)
5) Dagger, Dagger: Terror, Terror
6) A Story From The Bottom Of The Sea
8) New Tile Floor
9) Radio, Radio: Are You Getting This?
10) The Explorer Settles Down
11) Mad Operator
12) I Feel Everything (Can You Feel It As Well?)
13) The Reflecting Skin
14) Tiger Claw
Fireworks are currently out on their co-headlining Manscout Jamboree Tour with The Wonder Years, Such Gold, Make Do And Mend, and Living with Lions. Check out the tour dates below.
Also check out the album art for Gospel below. [Read more...]
Taking Back Sunday have set June 28th as the release date for their new self-titled album. The self-titled release marks a return to the band’s original line-up from their 2002 debut Tell All Your Friends: vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist Eddie Reyes and drummer Mark O’Connell have reunited with vocalist/guitarist John Nolan and bass player Shaun Cooper, who departed in 2003. Tell All Your Friends has sold over one million records worldwide, spawned breakthrough anthem “Cute without the ‘E’ (Cut from the Team)” and launched the band as one of the most influential of its generation.
Recorded in Los Angeles with producer Eric Valentine (Queens of the Stone Age, All American Rejects), Taking Back Sunday is the New York Band’s fifth studio album, three of which have been certified gold. The first song off the album, “El Paso,” has already become a fan favorite, and debut single “Faith (When I Let You Down)” will be available starting May 3rd.
A special pre-order will be available to fans starting today only at www.takingbacksunday.com. The limited-edition package includes the new album as well as a second bonus disc with six additional demo tracks and an instant MP3 download of “El Paso”. The pre-order also includes 11 1′x1′ posters with unique art inspired by each song off the album, with copies of lyrics handwritten by Adam on the back of each poster. Each package will be signed by the band.
The track listing and album art can be seen below.
Taking Back Sunday track listing:
Faith (When I Let You Down)
Best Places to be a Mom
Who Are You Anyway?
Money (Let It Go)
This Is All Now
It Doesn’t Feel A Thing Like Falling
Since You’re Gone
You Got Me
Call Me in the Morning