Say Anything are streaming a lyric video for their new single “Say Anything” which you can see below. The song comes from the bands new album, Anarchy, My Dear, due out March 13th on Equal Vision Records.
Say Anything have signed with Equal Vision Records and will begin recording their fourth studio album with producer Tim O’Heir [Say Anything, All-American Rejects] in August 2011.
“Once we found our label, we knew there was only one producer who could bring the kind of ambitious, freethinking, over-the-top approach to the recording process that we were looking for,” Bemis explains. “We are proud to announce that for the first time in the better part of a decade, we will be returning to the studio with Tim O’Heir, the super-sick producer who helped us shape Say Anything‘s “¦Is a Real Boy into what it is.”
Check out more information and a video announcement from Max Bemis below. [Read more…]
Equal Vision Records is pleased to welcome Texas In July to its roster. With their two youngest members walking across the graduation stage this year, Texas In July are about to charge headfirst out of Ephrata, P.A. and into living out their dreams full-time. Balancing their sensitive expressions of faith with some of metalcore’s most ferocious and in-your-face vocals and breakdowns, the band has already proven that they have what it takes to put small-town-Pennsylvania on the map.
Supporting their 2009 full-length release, I Am, members Logan Maurer (guitar), Ben Witkowski (bass), Alex Good (vocals), Adam Gray (drums) and Christian Royer (guitar) have just wrapped up a U.S. tour with An Early Ending and are currently overseas on their first European tour. Upon returning, the band will tour throughout the U.S. and Canada, remaining on the road through mid-October.
Additional Fall dates will be announced soon!
European Tour Dates
Jul 08 London, UK @ Purple Turtle
Jul 09 Coventry, UK @ John Taylor’s House
Jul 10 Stapelmoor, DE @ Free for all Festival
Jul 10 Lommel, BE @ Leverage of Chaos Festival
Jul 11 Utrecht , NL @ DB’S
Jul 12 Essen, DE @ Sounds
Jul 13 Prague, CZ @ Klub 007 Strahov
Jul 14 Tokaj, HU @ Hegyalja Festzival
Jul 15 Vienna, AT @ Shelter
Jul 16 Klagenfurt, AT @ Volxhaus
Jul 17 Bologna, IT @ Blogos
Jul 18 Aosta, IT @ No Comment
Jul 19 Zizers, CH @ Event Stage
Jul 20 Konstanz, DE @ Kulturladen
Jul 21 Numberg, DE @ Z-Bau
Jul 22 Trier, DE @ ExHaus
Jul 23 Paderborn, DE @ Kulturwerkstat
w/With Life in Mind [through Aug 11]
Jul 28 Amsterdam, NY @ Amsterdam Elks
Jul 29 Rochester, NY @ Waterstreet Music Hall
Jul 30 Danbury, CT @ Tuxedo Junction
Jul 31 Horseheads, NY @ iMatter Festival
Aug 01 West Oshawa, Canada @ The Groove Lounge
Aug 02 Mississauga, Canada @ Rehearsal Pro
Aug 03 Kitchener, Canada @ The Schwaben Club
Aug 04 Sarnia, Canada @ The Eagles Club
Aug 05 London, Canada @ Moon Over Marin
Aug 06 Windsor, Canada @ The Chubby Pickle
Aug 07 Brantford, Canada @ Club NV
Aug 08 Burt, NY @ The Farley House
Aug 09 Fredericksburg, VA @ The Refuge
Aug 10 Jermyn, PA @ Eleanor Rigby’s [w/My Children, My Bride]
Aug 11 Spotswood, NJ @ Spotswood VFW
Aug 12 Bloomsburg, PA @ Phillips Emporium
Aug 14 Lewisberry, PA @ Purple Door Music Festival [HM Stage]
Aug 26 Montrose, PA @ Montrose Theatre
Aug 27 Virginia Beach, VA @ Club Relevant
Sep 04 Frenchtown, NJ @ Revelation Generation Festival
[Main Stage w/ The Devil Wears Prada, August Burns Red & more]
After a few years, and a couple side projects, Circa Survive are back with their highly anticipated third album Blue Sky Noise. Following their previous record On Letting Go, it seemed like the only place to go was up for the band, but does the new album live up to the expectations that the band set themselves up too?
One of the complaints that could have been made about Circa Survive’s previous records was that they didn’t stray far from the alternative rock sound, playing with the same old ideas of needling guitars and drawn out melodies. It was something they were (and are) great at, but it could only be done so many times. Blue Sky Noise takes a different turn with the bands sound, with a much more decidedly rock vibe to it. Whether it be the intense (and I do mean intense) screams on “Get Out” or the rocking guitars of “Fever Dreams,” the expansion of their sound is a welcome edition to their catalogue.
That’s not to say though that the entire album is all new, there is still plenty of the old Circa Survive that people have loved since day one. A song like “The Longest Mile” really calls to the bands earlier material, or the haunting echoing sounds of “Glass Arrows.” Blue Sky Noise is as different as it is the same, and many diehard listeners will most likely respect this from the band.
The last thing about this album, and the most controversial, would Anthony Green’s voice. It’s really a love/hate affair with all listeners, and this album will only spark more debates over whether he has a place in music. His voice has easily gotten more gruff and it’s harder to hit those really high notes heard on previous affairs, but it does add to the intensity of their sound. While at other times, when Green is singing in his lower register, it amounts to some of the best songs on the album (most notably “Frozen Creek” and “Spirit Of The Stairwell” which are both beautiful). His voice is most definitely an acquire taste, but those who like it will love it this time around.
All in all, Blue Sky Noise is a welcome addition to the Circa Survive’s discography. This album won’t grab you right out of the blue the moment you hear it if you are a casual listener, but you’ll find it growing on you listen after listen. The band has acquired a certain explosive, yet subdued sound, that most other bands don’t have (or can’t control) which makes them very special in their own right.
This Time Next Year and Equal Vision Records are giving fans the oppurtunity to choose their own price on the bands new album, Road Maps and Heart Attacks. Fans can “choose your own price” – from $0 to $1,000,000 it is it up to the fan to decide what to pay for the music. Fans also have options in what types of files to download – mp3, AAC, FLAC, or Apple Lossless. To choose your own price & download go here.
Equal Vision Records has signed Indie/new wave act, The Dear & Departed. The band recently wrapped up recording with New Found Glory guitarist, Chad Gilbert (H2O, Fireworks), and will release the new material as a digital EP and 7″ later this year and tour to support.
“EVR have always supported us and after constant frustration with other labels, we feel it’s a great decision,” expressed vocalist, Dan Smith (aka Dan Under). “That’s all you can really ask for these days, honest support. We have all been fans of EVR bands since we were young and its nice to have that history and nostalgia with a label, even though so much has changed over the years.”
Equal Vision Records is proud to welcome THIS TIME NEXT YEAR to its roster. The band – vocalist Pete Dowdalls, guitarist/vocalist Brad Wiseman, guitarist Denis Cohen, bassist Tony Allio, and drummer Aaron Seminoff – is set to record their debut full length with producer Brian McTernan (Circa Survive, Senses Fail, Thrice) at the top of 2009.
Listing Saves The Day, New Found Glory, and The Movielife as major influences, THIS TIME NEXT YEAR has released two EPs – A Place For You in 2007, The Longest Way Home in 2008 – on indie DIY labels Escapist Records and Run For Cover Records (respectively). With several full US tours under their belt, the five-piece has shared the stage with many of the scene’s current pop-punk heavyweights including Cartel, Set Your Goals, and Four Year Strong.
On the decision to sign with Equal Vision Records, Wiseman explained “EVR believes in us as much as we believe in ourselves and that’s all we can ask for. Since day one they have shown a strong sense of belief in this band and have welcomed us with open arms into what we are proud to call our new home. We are extremely grateful of all they have done so far and all that’s to come in the new year.”
The band has prepared a video regarding the announcement available for viewing below.
12/05 – Livermore, CA @ Burnin Burro w/Fight Fair, First To Leave, Hear The Sirens
12/06 – Oakland, CA @ The Metro w/Set Your Goals, Trash Talk, Comadre & Among The Living
12/07 – Santa Cruz, CA @ 418 Project w/Hear The Sirens, Among The Living
12/20 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/2*Sweet
Damiera has set June 24th as the release date for their new album, Quiet Mouth, Loud Hands. Check out the album art and track listing below.
2. Quiet Mouth Loud Hands
4. Image and Able
5. Teacher, Preacher
6. Weights for the Waiting
8. Blind Sir Bluest
11. Trading Grins
Equal Vision Records has signed Cinematic Sunrise, the pop-rock sensation side project of Craig Owens and Bradley Bell vocalist and keyboardist (respectively) of Chiodos.
Cinematic Sunrise is Craig Owens, vocals; Bradley Bell, keyboards; Bryan Beeler, guitar; Marcus Vankirk, bass; and Dave Shapiro, drums recorded the 6-track set themselves with Beeler in the role of producer/engineer. The debut EP (title TBA) is set for a May 13, 2008 release. Check out the album art and tour dates below.
Headlining w/My American Heart, Daphne Loves Derby
May 15 Tinley Park, IL Mojo’s Rock House
May 16 Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall
May 17 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
May 18 S. Hackensack, NJ School Of Rock
May 19 Philadelphia, PA World CafÃƒ Live
May 20 Troy, NY Revolution Hall
May 21 New York, NY Blender Theatre at Gramercy
May 23 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
May 24 Dallas, TX The Door
May 25 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad
May 27 Tempe, AZ The Clubhouse
May 28 San Diego, CA Soma Sidestage
May 29 Anaheim, CA Chain Reaction
May 31 W. Hollywood, CA The Troubadour
w/Vans Warped Tour SmartPunk Stage
Jul 10 Orlando, FL Central Florida Fairgrounds
Jul 11 St. Petersburg, FL Vinoy Park
Jul 12 Miami, FL Bicentennial Park
Jul 13 St. Augustine, FL St. Johns County Fairgrounds
Jul 14 Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 15 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul 16 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion