A Social State's sophomore full-length, How to Get to Heaven, comes out this Saturday. The Scranton, PA, four-piece play “alternative rock” that ought to appeal to fans of bands like Anberlin. You can stream the album in the replies, and be on the lookout for our review.
I find myself being extremely picky with music festivals in my old age, but the ridiculous(ly awesome) lineup at Riot Fest Toronto left me no choice but to make plans to attend. Over the past few weeks, I have been trying to finalize a schedule so I can make sure to catch every band I’m eager to see, but it took me only a few minutes upon starting on an actual list to say “Screw it, I’m just going to roam around, enjoy good music as I go, and have some delicious food and beer.” That seems about as solid of a plan as it gets with my experience at festivals, except there are 5 bands at this year’s Toronto Riot Fest that I will most definitely make sure to see — rain or shine. Head to the replies to check out my picks!
Remember The Crimson Armada? They were a metalcore band that was gaining some steam a few years back, until vocalist Saud Ahmed decided to go in a new direction - The Holy Guile is that new direction. Today, we’re premiering a new song from the band, “California Gold”, a tribute to Mitch Lucker, who passed away in a motorcycle accident in November of 2012. The song is from the band’s upcoming album OG (mixed by Joey Sturgis), which drops September 30th.
Dan Campbell just posted a photo of The Wonder Years' new practice space with the caption “Since our last practice spot was condemned by the board of health, we’ll be writing our next record in this new luxurious practice space… until it too gets condemned by the board of health.” It seems as though they’ll be getting to work on LP4 sooner rather than later.
Counting Crows have an excellent new album out today and we have a special interview with Adam Duritz talking about it. Check it out here.
I dont think anyone knows what sells records. There is literally no one who thought our first record was going to sell that many. Theres no way. Nobody did. It just happens sometimes. You cant manipulate popular culture. Well, I guess sometimes you can, but were not in that business. The smartest thing we always seemed to do was do what we wanted to do, since thats what got us there in the first place. Our best records were always going to be made by us, so we just made the records we wanted to make. Theres a certain truth in that that bears out to your audience, too, and to the people watching you.
Copeland have revealed the track listing for their upcoming album, Ixora. Don’t forget to pre-order the album as well, Halloween will be here before you know it.
01) Have I Always Loved You?
03) I Can Make You Feel Young Again
07) Like A Lie
09) World Turn
10) Like I Want You
11) In Her Arms You Will Never Starve
The Quesadilla Factory in Centralia, WA held their last show last Friday night, and The Story So Far flew out to play an hour-long set at this 300 cap restaurant. Head to the replies to see them play their closer, “Mt. Diablo”, as well as “High Regard” and “Quicksand”. You can also check out photos from Future-Breed and Jesus Martinez.
David Weiss over at SonicScoop writes about the decision to allow no artificial reverb on La Dispute's Wildlife.
Like many feats of engineering, the no reverb rule came not by design but as a matter of natural course, starting at the initial sessions in Chicago. We had miked the drums in the live room, and the room mics that were in there were set up for talkback, Pedulla recalls. Then the guitarist was in there to be next to his amp, and we started realizing, This sounds cool. The parts needed this ambience, and sounded really good with that sound that you dont get from close mics.f
Thats just how it came across to me. Its the sort of baseline assumptions that one can make. Its sort of like MileyIm going to get a lot of shit for thisbut its just like what Miley Cyrus is doing right now. We dont really know whats in her head or why shes doing this. But we can assume shes trying to grow up and expand her image and no longer be a teeny-bopper icon, and shes trying to be dangerous and sexy and hip. So thats our assumption that may be miles from whatever shes actually thinking about.
Riot Fest is set to hit Chicago for its 10-year anniversary next weekend, on September 12-14. If you somehow haven’t been keeping up with our coverage of the festival, here’s everything we’ve posted about it so far. We’re happy to be giving away two pairs of general admission, three-day passes today in this thread. This includes only entry into the festival, so if you enter to win the passes, you have to be sure that you can attend. To enter, just paste the best sports-related GIF that you can find on the Internet in this thread. I will choose two winners to receive a pair of passes each on Thursday! Riot Fest tickets for Toronto (Sept. 6-7), Chicago (12-14) and Denver (19-21) are available over yonder.
Here are the albums that are in stores today. Pick up anything good? What do you recommend? If we missed anything, please add it to our calendar. We recommend Rdio or Spotify for album streams of new releases and check out our review section to see what our staff thought of the albums.
#futures10 collaboration beer for charity will be available at the Tucson Rialto and Tempe Marquee gigs! All profits go to @mssociety and @littlekidsrock We are working with @arizona_wilderness to create an indigenous saison recipe that supports a bright future by incorporating locally grown heritage grain from @haydenflourmills and hand picked prickly pear fruit we found at our neighbors house with a bunch of other cool stuff from @agritopiafarm too! Stay tuned for more info.
I hope everyone has a great Labor Day. Stay safe and enjoy (hopefully) the day off.
Through the years the nation gave increasing emphasis to Labor Day. The first governmental recognition came through municipal ordinances passed during 1885 and 1886. From these, a movement developed to secure state legislation. The first state bill was introduced into the New York legislature, but the first to become law was passed by Oregon on February 21, 1887. During the year four more states Colorado, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York created the Labor Day holiday by legislative enactment. By the end of the decade Connecticut, Nebraska, and Pennsylvania had followed suit. By 1894, 23 other states had adopted the holiday in honor of workers, and on June 28 of that year, Congress passed an act making the first Monday in September of each year a legal holiday in the District of Columbia and the territories.
Well, here we are. wed like to welcome our new singer Laurel Zarcilla to Smalls. after a couple of months of planing we were finally able to get together once tour came to an end. Gus came in contact with her through her YouTube channel where she had a pretty good following.