Bad Religion are streaming their new album, The Dissent Of Man, on their MySpace page. Pick up The Dissent Of Man next Tuesday, September 28th in stores and online.
Epitaph is having a summer sale on iTunes. 18 albums (listed below) are currently going for only $7.99 on iTunes. Also pick up Epitaph’s compilation New Noise: Vol. 1 for the insanely low cost of $2.99, which features fourteen tracks from artists/bands like Alkaline Trio, Every Time I Die, Escape The Fate, Frank Turner, Parkway Drive and more.
$7.99 Epitaph Album Sale
Alkaline Trio ““ This Addiction
Bad Religion ““ All Ages
Bad Religion ““ New Maps of Hell
Bring Me The Horizon ““ Suicide Season
Converge ““ Axe To Fall
Escape The Fate ““ Dying Is Your Latest Fashion
Escape The Fate ““ This War is Ours
Every Time I Die ““ New Junk Aesthetic
Frank Turner ““ Poetry of the Deed
Hearsounds ““ Until We Surrender
I Set My Friends on Fire ““ You Can’t Spell Slaughter Without Laughter
New Found Glory ““ Not Without A Fight
Off With Their Heads ““ In Desolation
Our Last Night ““ We Will All Evolve
Rancid ““ Let The Dominoes Fall
Set Your Goals ““ This Will Be The Death Of Us
Sing It Loud ““ Everything Collide
Veara ““ What We Left Behind
Pop Punk group Veara has signed with Epitaph Records. The Augusta, GA based band recently wrapped recording on their new studio album, which is expected for release this spring. A new track title “We Have A Body Count” can be heard on the bands MySpace page. Check out more information below as well as some videos from the studio.
“Signing with Epitaph is something that we used to dream of,” says guitarist Bambrick. “We cannot express how stoked we are to be signing with a label that we have been fans of for years. Epitaph has put out many timeless albums, and we are stoked to be a part of an awesome family.”
Epitaph has signed Alkaline Trio. The band will release their new album in 2010. Get all the details over on Spinner.com
Farewell‘s new album, Run It Up The Flagpole, is set for release on September 1st. The bands first single, “Devoid (That’s What I Think About It),”is available for streaming here. Check out the track listing and album art below.
Run It Up The Flagpole Tracklisting
1. We All Fall Down- 3:16
2. Devoid (That’s What I Think About It)- 3:16
3. A Collect Call To Arms- 2:37
4. Rock On The Radio- 2:39
5. Sucker Bait- 3:03
6. Before I Wake- 2:54
7. Catch-As-Catch-Can- 3:10
8. Priorities Intact- 3:26
9. Drop Dead- 3:21
10. Expect The Worst- 2:39
11. Take It From Me- 3:17
The Higher have set June 23rd as the release date for their new album, It’s Only Natural. The bands cover of “¨Ne-Yo’s “Closer” can now be heard on their MySpace page.
Produced by Mike Green (Paramore, The Matches), It’s Only Natural features twelve tracks that ooze hormones and heartbreak for a fun, sexy album that’s filled with songs like the irresistibly dancey “It’s Only Natural,” the pool-side anthem “Undertaker” and a seductive cover of Ne-Yo’s “Closer,” (available for stream here) which will be wearing grooves from dance floors to backseats all summer long. Prepare to fall in love with Vegas’ hottest attraction.
“I’m really excited for the release of this record,” says exuberant frontman Seth Trotter. “It’s gonna incorporate the same R&B/Pop vibe that The Higher always bring, and it also brings back some of the guitar and rock that the old Higher fans might miss. It’s the kind of record that has songs that everyone will enjoy, no matter what kind of music you listen to.”
The Higher Tour Dates:
Apr 30 ““ Knitting Factory ““ Los Angeles, CA
May 1 ““ The Crossing ““ Palmdale, CA
May 16 ““ Electric Theater ““ St. George, UT
May 22 ““ Soma ““ San Diego, CA
May 27 ““ Club Underground ““ Reno, NV
May 28 ““ The Venue ““ Los Gatos, CA
May 29 ““ The Boardwalk ““ Orangevale, CA
May 30 ““ Brighthouse Networks Amphitheatre ““ Bakersfield, CA
June 23 ““ The Rock ““ Tucson, AZ
July 25 ““ Fuji Rock Festival ““ Niigata, Japan
Thursday is the kind of band that was a front-runner in the scene for the longest time, constantly churning out genre defining albums that one would have assumed would make them a household name. While they received positive reception by everyone across the board, and amassed a devout following of people, Thursday was one of those bands that were constantly on the verge of breaking big while just not sky-rocketing to the heights people expected of them. So around May 2007, they dropped all touring plans and left their label in search of something more. After one sort of live album, Kill The House Lights Thursday are back in full force, with a new record label (Epitaph) and a new record, Common Existence.
“Resuscitations of a Dead Man” pounds right through the beginning of Common Existence, with wails of urgency courtesy of Geoff Rickely this song sets the tone for the entire release. Echoes of urgency, danger and intensity throughout makes this a great introductory track.
Something Thursday have mastered, almost to the point where it is an art form is the scream. A well placed scream can be everything for a track, it can propel the intensity from a two to a ten in a matter of seconds. Songs such as “Circuits of Fever”, with it’s ambient vocals followed by slightly muffled scream, along with some of the best instrumentals on Common Existence, make this track stand out. This is easily one of the best examples of a well-placed scream in music today.
Another great example of Thursday’s musical prominence, is the powerful, acoustic song “Time’s Arrow” which is held up with powerful lyrics and strong production, which make it a moving track. This shows that Thursday are just as skillful at slowing is down, as they are at turning it up that extra notch (see: “Unintended Long Term Effects”)
Common Existence is a remarkable tour-de-force of powerful lyrics, clever instrumentation and devotion for music. Each track echoes with meaning, passion and catchiness. Whether it be the dark screams in “You Were The Cancer”, or the light “ooo’s” of “Circuits of Fever” that catapult this album into a league of it’s own and push Thursday into becoming even more prolific then they already are.
1. Resuscitation Of A Dead Man
2. Last Call
3. As He Climbed The Dark Mountain
4. Friends In The Armed Forces
5. Beyond The Visible Spectrum
6. Time’s Arrow
7. Unintended Long Term Effects
8. Circuits Of Fever
9. Subway Funeral
10. Love Has Led Us Astray
11. You Were The Cancer
“To be given the opportunity to start anew after existing for over ten years in an environment that has chewed up and spit out most bands in a quarter of that time is nothing short of a miracle” says vocalist Keith Buckley. “We are extremely honored and humbled by the faith that our new family at Epitaph has placed in us to continue writing music that is true to ourselves and true to our supporters. While most bands are looking for their 15 minutes of fame, Every Time I Die knows that Epitaph is the ONLY label where the soil is fertile enough for punk/rock bands to thrive on the ethics that got them started and we are proud to hang our hats within their walls. Our first Epitaph release will be recorded this spring with Steve Evetts and thus far is proving to capture the excitement of our new lease on life and the aggressive energy we are notorious for. See you in hell, otherwise known as the road. ETID”