Pittsburgh, PA hardcore group, Code Orange Kids, are currently streaming a new track entitled ”VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)”. The latest entry in a narrative series of songs, ”VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)” is part of an upcoming four-way split release between Run For Cover and Topshelf Records featuring the likes of Tigers Jaw, The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and Self Defense Family set to be released the 23rd of February, tomorrow. In addition, the Kids are set to perform at a variety of shows, including festival dates as well as support dates alongside Anti-Flag and Circle Takes The Square, full details below. Stream Code Orange Kids’s topically-arranged, narrative series of songs including the most recent “VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)” below and pre-order the split digitally here or via Run For Cover Records or Topshelf Records. Continue reading »
I’ve never wanted to live in Tennessee until now. The 2013 Scion Rock Fest will be held on June 1st of this year in Memphis and the lineup that has been revealed is just orgasmic. Those attending will get to see the likes of the Melvins, Testament, The Causalities, Code Orange Kids, A Life Once Lost, Gigan and many more. Check out the full lineup below and someone, anyone, take with you!
Deathwish Inc have released a free 26 track Spring sampler that features bands from Deathwish’s own roster as well as those of their distributed labels (Black Market Activities, React!, etc). The sampler features the likes of Gaza, Code Orange Kids, Narrows, Heiress, Single Mothers and others. It also features unreleased material from Cold Cave, Loma Prieta, AC4 and more. Take advantage of this offer and download it RIGHT NOW!
Aeon, Agitator, Cattle Decapitation, Chelsea Wolfe, Code Orange Kids, Column Of Heaven, Death Grips, deftones, Departures, Disgrace, Dodecahedron, dying fetus, early graves, Expire, Fever Dreams, Fire And Ice, Gaza, Godstopper, hivesmasher, Homewrecker, Like Rats, Meshuggah, Misser, periphery, pig destroyer, Spawn of possession, The Love Below, Twitching Tongues, War Hound, Xibalba
Similar to the conflicted state of mind the character Jules Winnfield Of Pulp Fiction was in when he decided not to execute the characters of Honey Bunny and Ringo like “fucking fried chicken”, my American Aftermath writership came at a period in my life of transition, a time of both fleeting and returning tastes. In short, my idea of “music” was flipped upside down. What was once a streamlined process of music listening and discovery was overloaded and overridden by my previous months exploration into a multitude of realms and genres previously unexplored, most notable among that being my new found discovery of hardcore and the cascading effects of that discovery, which led to realms from sludge metal to pop punk.
The following thirty album list reflects the few difficultly chosen releases that stuck with me the most throughout both the bombarding ocean of releases this year and the aforementioned musical overturn. Before we actually begin, I’d like to thank the American Aftermath crew especially Ross Gnarly, Lane Oliver, and Josh Huddleston for allowing me to be a part of their team. I would also like to thank the musicians and bands that have created music for me to write about and those that have helped out in interviews and features. Last but not least I want to thank you, the readers, for giving a shit. See you all after the jump.
Hot off the trails of their debut full length, Love Is Love//Return To Dust , the Pennsylvanian hardcore maniacs in Code Orange Kids are poised to support Los Angeles hardcore heavyweights Terror and New York hardcore veterans H2O along with the groovy New York Backtrack for a full 29 date tour across the U.S. The legendary Bane as well as Maine-based metallic hardcore act Cruel Hand are expected to guest on select dates. Peep the full details below. Continue reading »
Code Orange Kids are currently streaming their Deathwish Inc. debut, Love is Love//Return to Dust, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The record doesn’t come out until the 20th but you can go ahead and get your fix of Converge inspired, blistering hardcore! It’s a pretty solid release in my opinion. Check it out and MOSH.
Also, be sure to check out Code Orange Kids on tour with Gaza and Full of Hell.
Toxicbreed’s Funhouse, the premiere underground hardcore blog, is currently streaming its Casa De Diversion Covers Vol. II compilation via bandcamp. Featuring bands like Weekend Nachos covering Jellyroll Rockheads, Disgrace covering Sepultura, and Jungle Juice covering Void, the covers compilation is a thirty track romp showcasing some of the most prominent hardcore acts today and their unique takes on various covers as well as some surprise covers from bands not relatively hardcore at all. Did I mention that the covers comp is slated to be released for free download as well? Stream the awesome comp below.
Code Orange Kids have just released a new music video for the song “Flowermouth (the leech)”. The track will be featured on the band’s upcoming Deathwish Inc full length, “Love Is Love // Return To Dust”.
The new video is directed by the same guy who did their last video My Body Is A Well. Much like this band’s music, the new video is not too dissimilar from their last, but I actually think it’s much better. I really really like this video. It’s fantastically shot (even though I have no idea what the visuals are supposed to represent). The song is solid too so that always helps.
These youngster are making quite the impact on the scene right now. They are receiving a lot of praise and a lot of hate. Share your thoughts on COK in the comment section.
P.S. If you like these guys, make sure to check out these bootlegs I filmed of them from SXSW.
– Josh Huddleston
Gaza have announced an extensive US headlining tour in support of their phenomenal new record, No Absolutes in Human Suffering. Supporting the Utah chaotic hardcore act on this trek are Code Orange Kids and Full of Hell. Awesome lineup I know! The tour will run from November 13th though December 14th. If you want your senses to be annihilated then go see Gaza live, you will not regret it. Check out the dates below.
This young (and by “young”, I mean the members are just out of High School) Pittsburgh band has recently making a name for themselves in the hardcore world. Code Orange Kids’ catalog of EP’s and 7″ singles have provided enough quality content to get fans practically begging for a full length record. Well, beg no more peons! Deathwish Inc will release the Kurt Ballou produced Love Is Love // Return to Dust full length debut from Code Orange Kids on November 20th. To double your excitement, the band has released a track from the upcoming record which can be streamed at this location. ”Liars // Trudge”‘s initial ten seconds is a barrage of violent hardcore bursts that leads into a slow building bass laden section. Vocals are screamed in the background while swirling guitar feedback and noises slowly fade in and finally give way to a mid-tempo dirge of delicious heaviness. Basically this track is a ripper. It will definitely rattle your bones. Check it out now damn it!
Adventures, the indie/emo group featuring three/fourths of Code Orange Kids, are currently streaming a new track off of their debut self-titled EP, set for release the 11th of September via No Sleep Records. “Like Seed” takes a slower approach than the previous released track by the band, “Reach Out To You”, albeit with the inclusion of more dynamic and melodic elements to the band’s overall soundscape. Stream “Like Seed” above and pre-order Adventures S/T EP here.
In addition, be sure to check out Adventures on the remaining dates of their tour with Run, Forever! below.
Aug 20 – Wallingford, CT – Secret Location
Aug 21 – Allston, MA – Trouble Ahead
Aug 22 – Lowell, MA – The Ant Cellar
Aug 23 – Providence, RI – Blood Drive Co Op
Aug 24 – Syracuse, NY – TBA
Aug 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose (w/Tigers Jaw)
Aug 26 – Ashtabula, OH – West End Art Space
Featuring three fourths of the Pittsburgh hardcore outfit Code Orange Kids, indie/emo band Adventures have recently released a teaser track for their upcoming debut 7″ due out soon on No Sleep Records. While I’m no aficionado of this particular style of music, I can say that I personally dig the track a hell of a lot and am looking forwards to the release. Check out the track below and look out for preorders.
This interview was conducted by American Aftermath commenter and soon-to-be contributor Eric Ngyuen. Eric has been a fan of the site for a long time and has chosen to interview Full Of Hell guitarist Spencer Hazard as his try-out to become a full-time American Aftermath contributor. The interview went off flawlessly and I am proud to welcome Eric to the Aftermath Family. Read on to see what Eric talked to Spencer about. [Read More]
According to a recent Facebook post, Code Orange Kids have finished tracking their first full length LP with Converge’s Kurt Ballou. This is what the band had to say:
“well. our first lp is finished. this has been one of the most amazing experiences of all our lives. thank you so much to everyone to has supported us up to this point. we know you didnt have too and we genuinely thank you so much. means more then anything else. we are really fucking proud of this thing and when it drops in a few months we will see every single one of you all over the world. to all our friends, bands, labels, promoters, everyone. thanks. see you soon as fuck for long as fuck – kids”
I can’t wait for this thing to drop. If you haven’t listened to these guys (and gal) then bang your feeble head to “My Body is a Well” below.
Featured above is a video of Code Orange Kids performing Coast at SXSW this past year. The odd part about the showcase in the video above is that it wasn’t a hardcore show… COK’s were playing with Hellogoodbye and Great Big Pile Of Leaves… What the fuck, right? Well they did end up destroying the place and pushing all the indie hipsters and little girls into the other room. It was rad.
The video below is COK’s final show at SXSW. It’s a collective of songs from two of their albums. Shit ruled. Check it out -
– Josh Huddleston