Bay Area hardcore/punk/post-punk/whatever band Ceremony announced today the release date for their new LP. Set for a May 19 2015 release once again thru Matador Records, The L-Shaped Man is a literal, metaphorical, and metaphysical quantum leap from their early days and even just from their last album Zoo.
Read on after the break for the details including pre-ordering info and tour dates:
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One of the best current post hardcore/shoegaze/art rock bands in the United States, CITY OF SHIPS, released their third full length record Ultraluminal today. Many an interviewer is quick to point out the influences in this band’s sound; namely HUM’S galactic bombast, and SWERVEDRIVER’S calculated guitar motifs. However, it should really be said that CITY OF SHIPS know the value of first rate songs and their new album is front to back, just that. I spoke to vocalist/guitarist Eric Jernigan about their new record Ultraluminal.
Super Unison, the new post-hardcore outfit featuring ex-Punch vocalist Meghan O’Neil, are currently streaming a new track from their upcoming debut 7″(no release date as of yet) on their Bandcamp. The track, titled “Recognize You”, will pummel you with its immediate crushing riffs, melodic yet scathing verses and O’Neil’s consistently brash and powerful vocals. Feel free to stream the jam after the break.
I don’t know a lot about Rolo Tomassi, but Lane has told me numerous great things about the band, so when they released a new track, I was interested in hearing it. Well, I was beyond blown away at the power this band has. And they’ve been around for ten years! Well, the band will unleash their new album Grievances in June and the band is currently streaming their new track “Stage Knives.” Its incredible. Check it out below. Seventeen times. Continue reading
[photo by Sean Rayford]
South Carolina’s eclectic hardcore outfit Burnt Books have announced the release of their sophomore full length record and follow up to their 2013 self-titled debut. The new record, which was produced by Phillip Cope (Kylesa, etc), will be titled Where There’s Smoke There’s Fire and will be released through Retro Futurist on CD and digital formats on March 20, with vinyl and cassette formats to be released in the summer. The album’s artwork and track listing, as well as the band’s forthcoming tour dates, can be seen after the break.
CVLT Nation have premiered the first single from the record, titled “Stupid Game”. You can find a stream of the track after the break as well.
Youth Funeral‘s new chaotic EP, See You When I See You, can now be streamed in full over at Alternative Press. The six-track, jarring and emotional effort is officially out today via Twelve Gauge Records and can be purchased at this location. While you’re spending your hard-earned money, stream the record at this location. The next 11 minutes is going to be wild.
I fucking adore Cancer Bats. They are one of my all-time favorite bands and are also one of the major reasons I love the country of Canada (right next to Hockey, poutine and Harley Morenstein’s beard). The band will be unleashing their new album Searching For Zero in March and the band has released a music video for their track “True Zero.” You can check out that video below. Continue reading
photo by Reid Haithcock
Youth Funeral have premiered a new track from their forthcoming EP, See You When I See You, over at Noisey. The new track, titled “Weak But Warm”, cycles back and forth between serene, clean guitar strums and hyperactive barrages of knife-sharp riffs in its short, 84-second duration. Stream the track for yourself at this location.
See You When I See You will be released on January 27.
Circa Survive, Balance And Composure will be hitting the road alongside Chon this spring for a pretty hefty tour. The bands will kick off the tour in mid-March and it will run through until early May. I’m not too familiar with Chon, but seeing Circa Survive and Balance And Composure should be enticement enough. Check out all of the dates below. Continue reading
San Diego post-hardcore/sludge hybrid Griever have announced the release of their debut full length and follow up to their 2011 Inferior EP and 2013 three-way split between VYGR and At Our Heels. The new record will bear the title Our Love Is Different and will be released on February 24 via Vitriol Records. The album was recorded by Tommy Garcia and Alex Jacobelli, mixed by Jacobelli and mastered by Nick Zampiello (Converge, Coliseum, etc), and will feature nine new bottom-heavy anthems in the vein of Torche, Karp and the like. The album’s artwork and track listing can be found after the break along with a stream of the Inferior EP.
I have loved Funeral For A Friend for years now and I can’t wait to hear the bands new record Chapter And Verse, but to tide me over, the band has released a music video for their song “Pencil Pusher.” The video was directed by Ryan Mackfall and it’s not only really well made, it’s really funny. This band does so much good, I don’t think they’ll let me down now. Continue reading
French metallic post-hardcore/noise rock hybrids Death Engine have announced the release of their debut full length record and follow up to 2013 debut EP, Amen. The new record will bear the title Mud and will be released through Throatruiner and Apocaplexy Records on March 2nd. The band have released the first taste of the record, the track “Still”(with accompanying music video), which can be streamed after the break.
A stream of their debut, Amen, can be found below as well.
Michigan post-hardcore/emo heavyweights La Dispute have announced a handful of spring co-headlining tour dates with Pennsylvanian punks Title Fight. The 11-date trek will commence on March 21st in Houston and will see the bands supported by The Hotelier on all dates. You can check out the touring schedule after the break.
La Dispute‘s most recent effort, Rooms of the House, is available now.