New Empire Signs To Tooth & Nail Records

New Empire

Tooth & Nail Records has signed Australian foursome New Empire. Hailing from Cronulla Beach in Sydney, Australia, New Empire is excited to take their music around the world.  Celebrating their label signing, Tooth & Nail Records is giving away the band’s song “Relight The Fire.” Click here to get the single and watch the music video below.

“We love to create music and sounds that listeners can get lost in and explore,” shares frontman Jeremy Fowler. “We aim to create songs that encourage, inspire and can be a part of a persons journey through life. We know that partnering up with Tooth & Nail Records will be a great experience to help grow our fan base and share our music with new fans.”

New Empire is Jeremy Fowler (Lead Vocals, Guitars, Piano), Nathan Cairns (Bass, Vocals), Kyle Lane (Lead Guitar) and Kale Kneale (Drums, Vocals). Before New Empire was born, Jeremy and Kale played together in High School as well as a hard rock band. They grew up with musical influences such as the Beach Boys, The Eagles, Fleetwood Mac, Toto The Beatles, as well as newer artists like Coldplay, Phoenix, Bon iver and Jonsi.  New Empire aims to create songs and tell stories that are honest and add a sense of encouragement and hope to listeners. They want their music to become a soundtrack to people that makes a difference in their everyday journey.

The band will release their Tooth & Nail debut later this spring – release date TBA.  Connect with New Empire and their journey by following them on Twitter ( @NewEmpireBand) and on Facebook ( http://www.facebook.com/newempireband).

Icon For Hire Announce Album Pre-Order and Start Tour

Icon For Hire

Icon For Hire will release their new self-title album on October 15th. The band has setup a preorder on iTunes and through Tooth And Nail’s website.

Check out a 30 second teaser of one of Icon For Hire’s tracks, “Watch Me.”

Of the tour, Ariel says: “We designed ‘An Evening With Icon For Hire’ to connect with our fans in the most intimate setting we could think of. We’ve put a lot of work into making sure this is the most special tour we’ve ever done. It’s a dream!”

AN EVENING WITH ICON FOR HIRE DATES:

9/19 | St. Petersburg, FL @ Local 662
9/20 | Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl
9/21 | Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
9/22 | Springfield, VA @ Empire
9/27 | Merriam, KS @ Aftershock
9/28 | Urbana, IL @ Canopy Club
9/29 | Columbus, OH @ The A&R Bar
10/3 | Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
10/4 | Murray, UT @ The Murray Theater
10/5 | Las Vegas, NV @ Vinyl
10/6 | Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre
10/9 | Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
10/10 | Portland, OR @ The Hawthorne Theatre
10/11 | Orangevale, CA @ The Boardwalk

The Wedding Sign To Tooth & Nail Records; New Album in September

The Wedding

The WeddingThe Wedding have signed with Tooth & Nail Records and will release their label debut No Direction on September 25th.

The Wedding first formed in 2008 and despite a few lineup changes, quickly created a stir with their soaring rock anthems.  The band finally hit its stride with the addition of front man Matt Shelton (formerly of Island Records’ Letter Kills.)

On the album’s title, Shelton explains, “No Direction” means cutting ties with the idea that you can prepare your life in such a way to keep you from danger.  As C.S. Lewis said, it’s an illusion of safety. We are meant to live life unabashed and free, and this can only happen in the face of danger; which to most is the idea of not knowing where you are going. It is when we have No Direction at all and still we press on, trusting that the great unknown will be our rescue and not the demise we are so fearful of. We went into making this record with complete reckless abandon. We tried to write the record that we wanted and needed to hear.”

“We are stoked to join the family at Tooth & Nail. It’s exciting to get to make the records we want to make with so many good friends,” says Shelton.

Consisting of 12 tracks, No Direction was produced by Jasen Rauch (Breaking Benjamin) at Harker House Studios in Springfield, TN, and features guest vocals by Dan Marsala of The Story Of The Year on the track “The Lesser Worth.” [Read more...]

Anchor & Braille Stream “Goes Without Saying” Lyric Video

Anchor And Braille

Anchor And BrailleAnchor & Braille are streaming a lyric video for their new song “Goes Without Saying.” The song will be on their new album, The Quiet Life, due out July 31st on Tooth & Nail Records. The Quite Life is now available for pre-order. Stream the video after the jump.

Anchor & Braille is a side project of Anberlin‘s lead singer Stephen Christian.

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Rocky Loves Emily Set Release Date; Premiere Video

Rocky Loves Emily - Secretes Don't Make Friends

Rocky Loves EmilyRocky Loves Emily will release their long-awaited debut LP, Secrets Don’t Make Friends on April 24 via Tooth & Nail Records. The follow up to their 2010 EP, American Dream, Secrets Don't Make Friends, was recorded in Phoenix, AZ with producer Matt Grabe (The Main, The Summer Set).  The cover art for Secrets Don’t Make Friends can be seen below.

Rocky Loves Emily’s new music video for the album’s title track can also be seen below. You can download the song for free by sharing it on Facebook or Twitter. [Read more...]