Transit Reveal Album Title, Artwork and Track listing For New LP

Transit - Young New England

transitTransit will release their new LP, Young New England, on April 2nd via Rise Records. The band has also revealed the cover art and track listing for the album, which was recorded with Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Flogging Molly) and Gary Cioffi (“Listen & Forgive”) in MA.

Listen to the lead track “Nothing Lasts Forever” by watching the lyric video below and pre-order the new album now.

Transit will embark on a national spring headline tour featuring support from Seahaven and Young Statues, starting April 5 in Hamden, CT and finishing in Montreal, QC on May 17. The band is scheduled to co-headline the second night of Today’s Mixtape Festival with The Story So Far and label mates Man Overboard on April 6 in Patchogue, NY and is confirmed to play the return of Skate and Surf Festival on May 18 in Freehold, NJ, as well as Pouzza Fest in Montreal, May 19 and Slam Dunk Festival in the UK, May 25-27 (see dates below.)

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The Early November Set Release Date; Announce Tour

The Early November Tour Poster

The Early NovemberThe Early November have set July 3rd as the release date for the new album, In Currents, due out on Rise Records. Check out the album art below and pick up one of the newly announced pre-order bundles.

You can also pick up one of the pre-order bundles that includes tickets to the bands spring headlining tour with The Wonder Years, The Swellers, and Young Statues. Check out the dates for the tour below. [Read more...]

The Early November Sign To Rise Records

The Early November

The Early November has announced their signing to Rise Records. The band is currently locked away at The Living Room Studio in Hammonton, NJ working on their first new record in six years, set to be released in the spring of 2012.

In a joint statement the band says,

“We are pleased to announce that after a few years of rest and even longer since last recording, The Early November will be making another record to be released by the fine folks at Rise Records. Our very own Ace Enders will be recording and producing and even in these early stages, we are all incredibly excited and happy. Look for it and much more of The Early November in 2012. From the bottom of our collective heart, thank you all for the support all these years. It’s truly overwhelming.”

Lead singer and guitarist Enders also had this to say regarding the band’s decision to sign with Rise:

“When we decided to make this album we thought really hard about where to release it. Since so much has changed in the music business we were afraid that we wouldn’t find a place that allowed us the artistic integrity that our label did in the past. After talking with Rise we were really happy to find that support and excitement from them so we can make the record that we want to make for the long time fans.”

The band has just released a signing video which can be viewed below:

The Early November has announced some more dates so be sure to see them live!

December 26th – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club – w/ Man Overboard & Hostage Calm – Tickets
December 28th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Alter Bar – w/ Man Overboard & Hostage Calm – Tickets
December 29th – Towson, MD @ Recher Theater – w/ Man Overboard & Young Statues – Tickets
December 30th Vineland, NJ @ Hanger 84 (on sale 11/30 @ 12pm EST) – w/ Man Overboard, Young Statues, Shotgun Bang

Before Their Eyes – Untouchable

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Artist: Before Their Eyes
Album: Untouchable
Label: Rise Records
Purchase: iTunes
Release Date: March 9th, 2010

Overall: 8.0
Music: 8.0
Lyrics: 8.5
Production: 8.0

For the many people that know who Before Their Eyes are, there are plenty more that have never heard them before. The band has just released their third album entitled Untouchable, and it seems now more then ever, are looking to find more people to listen to them and become fans.

The main difference that kept Before Their Eyes from reaching that pinnacle of success and exposure has always been a lack of one extremely catchy song. Their past albums have been solid, but didn’t have that extra push of a special song that would hook people in immediately. This album has one in the form of “Sing To Me”, which has a very catchy rising chorus and airy harmonies to round it all out. This song would be a perfect start to hear from this band, and could find its place on radio fairly easily.

Untouchable’s first half is also different for the band, with less focus on the screaming side of their sound. While the band has always been able to, and still can incorporate screaming with regular singing, they can pull off one without the other quite well. “Love Is Misery” and “Start With Today” are both examples of how well they can do this, as they lay off the chunkier side of their music.

When they do rock though, Before Their Eyes are very good at what they do. Amongst the monster guitar riff in the middle of “My Match, Your Fire” and the growls of “Hell Or High Water”, one could equate them to the crunchy hardcore of Cancer Bats. That is until they break out into falsetto melodies where they set themselves apart from the rest (“Rick Vs Nick” shows off the back and forth of melodies and screaming to a T).

Before Their Eyes have taken their sound to a new place, where they can experience success while still remaining true to their original sound. They are a band that can shred with the toughest, while still pen a charmingly sweet ballad (“Start With Today”). While the melodies can sometimes be to nasally, and they aren’t necessarily reinventing their genre, there is more good then bad which makes this a pretty strong affair.

Breathe Carolina Sign With Rise Records

Breathe Carolina has signed with Rise Records. The electronic techno pop dynamic duo will release their debut CD, It’s Classy, Not Classic on September 16th.

Breathe Carolina are currently touring and previewing music from their self-produced forthcoming CD, It’s Classy, Not Classic.  The band recently performed at the Bamboozle in East Rutherford, NJ and this month, they are touring with such artists as The White Tie Affair, A Cursive Memory, The Medic Droid, and The Millionaires. Touring will continue through-out the summer.