“When we started writing this record, I think we all kind of knew we had to change and really step out of our box and change it up,” drummer Nathan Young, primary composer of the musical end of “Self-Starter,” tells Billboard. “We’re a rock band, but we’ve got to progress with a sixth album. We wanted to keep it to that rock thing but just change it up.” Frontman Stephen Christian, meanwhile, says “Self-Starter” perfectly fit into the “vision” he had for the album.
A Loss For Words have announced some fall tour dates including support for the NE dates on Chiodos’ fall tour. The band will also be headlining a short string of U.S. dates before heading over to Russia and Europe for a headline tour, which will see them performing at Warped UK on Nov. 10 in London.
Upcoming Tour Dates:
Aug 24 Irving Plaza New York, NY (with Chiodos)
Aug 25 Trocadero Philadelphia, PA (with Chiodos)
Aug 26 Royale Boston, MA (with Chiodos)
Sep 04 The Loft Poughkeepsie, NY
Sep 06 Lost Horizon Syracuse, NY
Sep 07 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH (with City Lights)
Sep 08 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 20 Junkyard Nashua, NH
Sep 21 Gracie Theatre @ Husson College Bangor, ME
Oct 14 Zasidka Kiev, Ukraine
Oct 15 Zhara Kharkov, Ukraine
Oct 16 Podzemka Rostov Na Donu, Russian Federation
Oct 17 Tarantul Voronezh, Russia
Oct 18 Two Fingers Oriol, Russian Federation
Oct 19 DK Ryazan, Russian Federation
Oct 20 Plan B Moscow, Russian Federation
Oct 21 Port Vladimir, Russian Federation
Oct 24 Dushe Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation (w/ Save Your Breath)
Oct 26 Asylum Birmingham, United Kingdom
Oct 27 Fighting Cocks Kingston, United Kingdom
Oct 28 Waterfront Studio Norwich, United Kingdom
Oct 29 Rock City Nottingham, United Kingdom
Oct 30 Cockpit 2 Leeds, United Kingdom
Oct 31 Ivory Blacks Glasgow, United Kingdom
Nov 01 Moho Live Manchester, United Kingdom
Nov 02 Croft, The Bristol, United Kingdom
Nov 03 Joiners Southampton, United Kingdom
Nov 05 Blue Shell Cologne, Germany
Nov 06 Cassiopeia Berlin, Germany
Nov 07 Ex-Haus Trier, Germany
Nov 08 Club ZwÃ¶lfZehn Stuttgart, Germany Tickets
Nov 10 2012 Vans Warped Tour London, United Kingdom
The Early November are excited to announce their upcoming October headline tour. Beginning on October 5 in Danbury, CT, the tour will take in ten evenings in the Midwest and on the East coast of the U.S., including stops in Philadelphia, PA, on October 6, New York City on October 9, Cambridge, MA, on October 10 and Chicago, IL, on October 19. The Early November will be touring with special guests Cartel in support of its latest full-length album, In Currents, which was released by Rise Records on July 10.
“When we all sit around like old men, reminiscing about our favorite shows from the bands history, there’s always one common thread: they we’re always some of the smallest, sweatiest, most intimate shows of any given tour,” said guitarist Joseph Marro. “It’s how we saw our favorite bands growing up. I’ve had some of the most amazing nights of my life, packed into a church basement with 400 other kids going nuts for bands like Saves The Day or The Promise Ring. That was as big as bands got to us. So when The Early November started, that’s where the bar was set. If the things that excited you 10 years ago are still exciting you now, then they must be something truly special. That’s what this tour is all about.
The Early November will be making the following appearances throughout October with Cartel. Tour dates below.
05 – Danbury, CT – Heirloom Arts Theater *
06 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
09 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theater *
10 – Cambridge, MA – Middle East *
11 – Vienna, CA – Jammin’ Java *
16 – Indianapolis, IN – The Emerson Theater *
17 – St. Louis, MO – The Firebird *
18 – Akron, OH – Musica *
19 – Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge *
20 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme *
* = w/ Cartel
Boys Like Girls have announced they’ll embark on a coast-to-coast co-headlining national tour with The All-American Rejects, kicking off September 13 in Hampton Beach, NH. On the tour will also be special guests The Ready Set and Parachute.
Three songs from the LP “Be Your Everything,” “Life Of The Party” and “The First Time” can be heard now as the Crazy World EP is exclusively available on iTunes.
“I’ve always been a big fan of The All-American Rejects and couldn’t be more delighted to be sharing the stage with them this fall,” BOYS LIKE GIRLS front man MARTIN JOHNSON says. “I think it’s going be a great time for both the fans and bands alike. Looking forward to a really great couple of months.”
About the song “Be Your Everything,” JOHNSON says, “It’s a great transition from where the band was. We came from a wall of guitars, and the sound has evolved.” He adds: “The only time I really express my feelings is when I’m writing music. That’s how it’s been since I was a little kid. This song is about the moment when it becomes okay to say, I love you.”
“Crazy World takes you to a different place,” JOHNSON explains. “That was the point. Everything is so hyperactive and the digital distractions can be overwhelming. Step aside in this Crazy World and experience the things that truly matter.”
Thu 9/13 Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom Hampton Beach, NH
Sat 9/15 XFINITY Live! Philadelphia, PA
Wed 9/19 Starland Ballroom Sayreville, NJ
Fri 9/21 Best Buy Theater New York, NY
Sat 9/22 House of Blues Boston, MA
Sun 9/23 Rams Head Live Baltimore, MD
Tue 9/25 Amos’ Charlotte, NC
Wed 9/26 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
Thu 9/27 Marathon Music Works Nashville, TN
Mon 10/1 Mahalia Jackson Theatre New Orleans, LA
Tue 10/2 House of Blues Houston, TX
Wed 10/3 House of Blues Dallas, TX
Fri 10/5 Emo’s Austin, TX
Tue 10/16 The Egyptian Room Indianapolis, IN
Sun 10/21 Summit Music Hall Denver, CO
Thu 10/25 Club Centenario Blackfoot, ID
Sat 10/27 Showbox SODO Seattle, WA
Sun 10/28 Crystal Ballroom Portland, OR
Wed 10/31 Regency San Francisco, CA
*More dates to be announced.
VersaEmerge have announced the title of their new album, Another Atmosphere. The album will be released on Fueled By Ramen and you can hear a preview of it on iTunes starting on Tuesday, July 31st. The preview will include three new songs from the full album. Listen to one of the songs titled ‘No Consequences’ and view the chords and lyrics in the player below. Also check out the track listing for the preview below. [Read more...]
Matt and Kim will release their new album, Lightning, on October 2nd. Written and produced by Matt and Kim, Lightning was recorded by the Brooklyn duo in their Grand Street apartment and features ten outstanding tracks written in true Matt and Kim fashion.
Drawing from their powerful live shows, while still adhering to their minimal two-person studio approach, Matt and Kim set out to create their most diverse, realized, and at times raw release to date with Lightning. There’s the summertime beat of “Let's Go,” available now on iTunes the relentless drive of “Now,” the dance anthem “It’s Alright,” and the more contemplative album closer “10 Dollars I Found” featuring vocals by Kim.
Check out the track listing and album art below.
Number One Gun are streaming a lyric video for their new song “Disappear” featuring Stephen Christian of Anberlin. The song will be on the band’s new album, This Is All We Know, which the band is currently running a Kickstarter for.
Check out the video below and be sure to back the band’s album on Kickstarter and get in on some of the great deals. [Read more...]