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Videos for a Lazy Sunday: The Starting Line’s ‘Anyways’

The Starting Line have unveiled the video for the title track from their Anyways EP, their first new music since 2007.

The Will Yip-produced EP will be out on February 19 on Downtown Records.

The band took a hiatus to focus on other projects but they were inspired to restart the band after witnessing the new wave of punk bands outside of their hometown of Philadelphia.

“I had stepped out of writing in TSL’s style for quite a while. I think that time gave me ample opportunity to cleanse my pallet. Eventually I started regaining my appetite for punk music.  All of the sudden I was throwing on lots of Cloud Nothings, Desaparacidos and Joyce Manor. I was able to identify what aspects I had always loved about punk music and they reignited my desire to create it. Reproaching the band with this initiative allowed my writing process to flow with no resistance. Lyrically, I was able to vent all of the garbage built up in my psyche through an appropriate channel. I try to keep a peaceful and positive outlook throughout my life. That’s how I’d like to operate all the time, but occasionally life does pan out ideally.  TSL songs have always been my place to vent, in hopes that others might share a similar human experience and perspective,” vocalist/bassist Kenny Vasoli said in a statement.

1. Anyways
2. Quitter
3. Luck


Stream Adventures’ ‘Your Sweetness’ for Free

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Pittsburgh’s Adventures has shared a free stream of ‘Your Sweetness’ from their forthcoming album Supersonic Home, out on February 17, 2015 on Run for Cover Records, via SPIN.

The band recorded the album with Will Yip and the 10 tracks harken back to the 90’s while infusing their sound with a punk rock energy along with the tandem vocals of Reba and Kimi.

01) Dream Blue Haze
02) Heavenly
03) Your Sweetness
04) My Marble Home
05) Pure
06) Absolution, Worth Requited
07) Walk You To Bed
08) Tension
09) Long Hair
10) Supersonic Home

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Hostage Calm’s ‘Your Head/Your Heart’

Connecticut’s Hostage Calm have shared the Max Moore-directed video for ‘Your Head/Your Heart’.

The video spans eras from rock to punk and new wave, keeping with the classic pop elements found in the band’s music. The track is from their upcoming album Die on Stage, out on September 16 on Run For Cover Records, which is run by the band’s guitarist Tom Caruana.

After releasing albums informed by a passion for protest and finding hope in political uncertainty, they celebrate the post-millennial fatalism found in youth culture creating a politically-charged album that offers a critical view of American culture. Will Yip produced the album. Their long-time friend Vinnie Caruana produced the track ‘Raised’.  The band introduced glockenspiel, pianos, organs and bells into their music on Die on Stage.

“I’ve said before that ‘more than being remembered, I’d rather be worth remembering.’ I think this album strives to find that which is worth our precious memory,” lead singer Chris Martin said in a statement. “It is in fact a memorial, a monument to the tumult and disenfranchisement that has become the centerpiece of American childhood. Not to spite it, or preach to it, but to embrace the sheer enormity of it for the sake of our own reveling.

01) When You Know
02) A Thousand Miles Away From here
03) Love Against!
04) Someone Else
05) Fallen Angel
06) Your Head / Your Heart
07) Raised
08) 12/31
09) Darling You
10) Past Ideas Of The Future

Tigers Jaw Announce Third Album

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It would seem that the rumors of Tigers Jaw‘s demise were greatly exaggerated.

The Scranton, Pennsylvania duo announced that they will release their third album Charmer on Run For Cover Records on June 3. To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of ‘Slow Come On’;

The band recorded the album at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA with Will Yip (Title Fight, Circa Survive, La Dispute). The 11 track effort includes a re-recording ‘Distress Signals’ from Run For Cover’s Mixed Signals compilation.

With their boy/girl harmonies, Tigers Jaw manage to make the seemingly disparate influences of Fleetwood Mac and Saves the Day work with their shimmering organs and chunky guitars. Catch them on the following dates;

6/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
6/17 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East (Downstairs)*
6/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg*
6/19 – Toronto, CAN @ Hard Luck^
6/20 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean^
6/22 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre%
6/23 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court%
6/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill%
6/26 – Torrance, CA @ Center for the Arts Eagle Rock%
6/27  Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse#
6/28  Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse#
6/29  Camarillo, CA @ Rock City#
6/30  Oakland, CA @ Oakland Metro#
7/01  Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Clubs#
7/02  Fresno, CA @ Strummers#
7/03  Las Vegas, NV @ S. Nevada Sports Centre#
7/05  Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole#
7/06  Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad#
7/07  Oklahoma City, OK @ Conservatory#
7/08  Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe#
7/09  Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco#
7/10  Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern#
7/11  Charlotte, NC @ Amos’ Southend#
7/12  Richmond, VA @ Broadberry#
7/13  Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar#
7/15  Long Island, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall#
7/16  Providence, RI @ Met Cafe#
7/17  Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall#
7/19  Quebec City, QC @ L’Agitee#
7/20  Ottawa, ON @ Ritual#
7/21  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop#
7/22  Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar#
7/23  Milwaukee, WI @ Rave Bar#
7/24  Minneapolis, MN @ The Garage#
7/25  Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s#
7/26  St. Louis, MO @ Firebird#

* = w/ Pity Sex, Petal, Loose Planes
^ = w/ Pity Sex, Loose Planes
% = w/ Pity Sex, Wild Moth
# = w/ Touché Amoré, Dads

01) Cool
02) Frame You
03) Hum
04) Charmer
05) Nervous Kids
06) I Envy Your Apathy
07) Divide
08) Slow Come On
09) Teen Rocket
10) Softspoken
11) Distress Signal
12) What Would You Do

LA Dispute Announce New Album

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LA Dispute have announced that they will release their latest effort Rooms of the House on March 18 via their new label Better Living in partnership with Staple Records.

To celebrate, they’ve shared a free stream of the track ‘Stay Happy There’.

In addition to the digital release, they’re also offering limited-edition vinyl in three colours; blue swirl on clear (1000 copies), blue (1000 copies), and black. The albums will also come from a free download of ‘Stay Happy There’. Pre-order is available here. For digital pre-order, head here. A portion of the proceeds of the album will go to three charities the band supports, 826 NationalGirls Rock Camp Alliance and Teenage Cancer America. Fans can choose the charity they donate to when they pre-order the album.

Will Yip produced the album with the band at Studio 4 in Philadelphia. Yip also recorded and mixed the album. To create the book, the band decamped to a isolated cabin on Michigan’s upper peninsula in the hope that leaving their comfort zone would allow them to create their strongest record yet.

“The area where we were was pretty remote so we could focus on playing and not much else,” bassist Adam Vass explained in a statement. “It was just the five of us working on writing every single day for a month and pretty much the entire album came out of those sessions.”

LA Dispute also created a 48-page companion book titled Yesterday’s Home that chronicle the making of the album as well as a special presentation of the album’s lyrics.

The band is also heading out on the road in support of Rooms of the House.

3/14 – Greensboro, NC @ Green Street Club
3/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
3/16 – Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
3/18 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Culture Room
3/19 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
3/21 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
3/22 – Dallas, TX @ The Door
3/23 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
3/25 – Mesa, AZ @ The Nile
3/26 – Pomona, CA @ Glasshouse Concert Hall
3/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Exchoplex
3/28 – Santa Cruz, CA @ Catalyst Atrium
3/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Slims
3/31 – Portland, OR @ Branx
4/01 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
4/04 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage
4/05 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
4/06 – Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom
4/07 – Toronto, CAN @ Opera House
4/08 – Montreal, CAN @ Sala Rosa
4/09 – Boston, MA @ The Sinclair
4/10 – New York, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
4/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
4/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
4/13 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid
4/14 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop


02) First Reactions After Falling Through the Ice
03) Woman (in mirror)
05) For Mayor in Splitsville
06) 35
07) Stay Happy There
09) Woman (reading)
10) Extraordinary Dinner Party
11) Objects in Space