Albums In Stores Tomorrow 11-20-07

Here are some albums hitting stores tomorrow. Let us know which ones you’ll be picking up.

Copeland – Dressed Up & In Line
Anberlin – Lost Songs
Taking Back Sunday – Louder Now: Part Two CD/DVD
NOFX – They’ve Actually Gotten Worse Live
Dead Poetic – The Finest
Chase Pagan – Oh, Musica!
Tooth & Nail – Dominate, Volume One DVD

Albums In Stores Today

Here are some albums in stores tomorrow.

Dead Poetic – Vices
Copeland – Eat, Sleep, Repeat
Casket Salesmen – Sleeping Giants
Deftones – Saturday Night Wrists
Scars Of Tomorrow – The Failure In Drowning
Prize Fighter Inferno – My Brother’s Blood Machine
Aiden – Rain In Hell CD/DVD
Demon Hunter – Triptych (Deluxe Edition) CD/DVD
Endwell – Homeland Insecurity
Four Letter Lie – Let Your Body Take Over
Moros Eros – I Saw The Devil Last Night And Now The Sun Shines Bright

Dead Poetic – Vices

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Dead Poetic Vices

Artist: Dead Poetic
Album: Vices
Label: Tooth and Nail Records
Purchase: Interpunk
Release Date: October 31st, 2006

Overall: 9.5
Music: 8.9
Lyrics: 9.9
Production: 10.0

Dead Poetic is a band that has evolved from this screaming, underground band into a band that seems to have found their style in which they [appear to be] are very comfortable. Straight up rock would be the best category to place this release into, and it may just be me but that category has seemed to be lacking this year and thus this record hits a sweet spot of musical goodness.

Musically, Vices is full of energy and aggression. The opening song â┚¬Ã…”Cannibal vs. cunningâ┚¬? starts with quick drums then right into the crunchy guitars that create a wall of sound. â┚¬Ã…”Self-destruct and dieâ┚¬? starts slower but before you know it, itâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢s up to speed with the others. â┚¬Ã…”Paralyticâ┚¬? starts with a cool spacey feeling, and mellow vocals that then become distorted. The song has slow verses but then breaks into these big choruses. The song hits hard about 2:40 into the song and doesnâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢t let up till the end, definitely ranking high on my favorites on this record.

The word vice comes from the Latin word vitium, meaning “failing or defect”. I got that from Wikipedia, and as soon as I read that, I knew why the newest Dead Poetic record is called Vices. Lyrically, this record is all about our defects and having to deal with the things that every person struggles with. The record is a seemingly dark one, with song titles like â┚¬Ã…”Self-destruct and dieâ┚¬? and â┚¬Ã…”Crashing downâ┚¬? and the lyrics â┚¬Ã…”The fire burns like cancer, the scarring lasts foreverâ┚¬Ã‚¦Ãƒ¢Ã¢”š¬?. Although the CD may feel dark at times, I see this record as more of one that is full of hope. The songs, while dealing with deep issues, still have a positive outlook that shines through. This album takes all the things in life that no one likes to talk about and faces the issues head on, which can best be summed up with the lyrics from the song vices â┚¬Ã…”Iâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢ve got vices like any other manâ┚¬Ã‚¦Vices that will make you think less of meâ┚¬?.

This is a different, yet not foreign, Dead Poetic than we have seen before, but I think they shine like we havenâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢t seen them do so before. And while I donâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢t think this new style will alienate any previous dead poetic fans, I think they will be gaining more after Vices hits stores on Halloween.

Track listing
1 Cannibal Vs. Cunning
2 Lioness
3 Self-Destruct And Die
4 Narcotic
5 In Coma
6 Long Forgotten
7 Pretty Pretty
8 Sinless City
9 The Victim
10 Paralytic
11 Animals
12 Crashing Down
13 Copy Of A Copy
14 Vice

New Music From Tooth & Nail

Tooth And Nail is filling our ears this week with new music from seven of their bands. You can stream new songs from Jonzetta and Destroy The Runner and more are to come in the following days. Check each bands MySpace page this week for the new songs.

Sunday, August 27th – Jonzetta
Monday, August 28th – Destroy The Runner
Tuesday, August 29th – Norma Jean
Wednesday, August 30th – Dead Poetic
Thursday, August 31st – MewithoutYou
Friday, September 1st – He Is Legend
Saturday, September 2nd – 12 Gauge Valentine
Sunday, September 3rd – Anberlin (exclusive download)

Tooth & Nail Podcast

Tooth & Nail have launched their Inaugural Podcast. You can read the press release and subscribe below.

Seattle, WA – In the over 12 year history of Tooth & Nail Records, the label has made a mark for their brand of up-and-coming musical groups. With over 450 releases through the roster of Tooth & Nail and its offshoot labels, the Seattle based company has only kept growing since its inception in 1993. With bands like Underoath, Anberlin, and Emery leading the current score of groups, todayâ┚¬Ã¢”ž¢s Tooth & Nail roster has been gracing the covers of magazines, hitting the airwaves, and some of the largest tours in the country.

To keep fans on the cusp of their latest news and music, Tooth & Nail is now launching their first ever podcast, hosted by Tooth & Nail founder and President, Brandon Ebel.

â┚¬Ã…”I am incredibly excited to launch of the first Tooth & Nail Podcast,â┚¬? Ebel explains. â┚¬Ã…”We are going to keep our fans directly informed about upcoming Tooth & Nail releases by providing digital previews of each one. Additionally, we will provide narration to accompany to podcast with the hope of connecting on a more personal level, and giving our fans a little taste of the personality behind the company.â┚¬?

The monthly podcast will give listeners a chance to hear their favorite Tooth & Nail acts as well as check out brand new bands to the label and previously unreleased tracks. The inaugural podcast, for instance, will feature brand new songs from Jonezetta, whose album, â┚¬Ã…”Popularityâ┚¬? streets October 3rd; Starflyer 59, whose album, â┚¬Ã…”My Islandâ┚¬? streets September 12th; and Dead Poetic, whose album â┚¬Ã…”Vicesâ┚¬? streets October 31st.

To subscribe to the podcast, visit:

http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=166660910