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Bomb The Music Industry! documentary “Never Get Tired” released digitally

In 2014, Bomb The Music Industry! launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund a documentary about the band. Almost three years later, the film titled Never Get Tired: The Bomb The Music Industry! Story has received a digital release.

Head over here to get your hands on the documentary. $5 gets you the full film, as well as deleted scenes and commentary by the band.

Bomb The Music Industry! disbanded in 2014. Their final album Vacation was released in 2011.

The Fullblast stream new song “Redemption”

As promised yesterday, Ontario’s, The Fullblast, are streaming their newest single “Redemption” in full over on their SoundCloud page. The new song is set to appear on the band’s upcoming EP, Attack.Sustain.Decay, which is scheduled for release on February 24th, 2017.

You can listen to the new song below.

Enter Shikari announce US/Canada tour

Enter Shikari have announced an extensive US and Canadian tour for March/April 2017. The shows mark the 10th anniversary of “Take To The Skies”.

Tour support is Being As An Ocean. Full dates below.

Pre-sale tickets are up now on the band’s website, in limited numbers.

Coheed And Cambria release a video for “Colors”

Coheed and Cambria have released a tour footage video for “Colors”. The track is from 2015’s “The Color Before The Sun“, the band’s eighth album.

You can watch the video below.

Joyce Manor release “Eighteen” music video

California’s Joyce Manor have released a music video for the song “Eighteen,” which is taken from their latest album Cody. You can check it out below.

Cody was released in October through Epitaph Records. It is the band’s fourth full-length album, and it serves as the follow-up to 2014’s Never Hungover Again.

Stove (Post-Punk) release music video for track “Blank” from upcoming album

Stove, a post-punk band from Newtown, Connecticut formed by Steve Hartlett, former member of Ovlov, have released a new music video for the track “Blank.” You can watch the video below.

The track comes from the band’s upcoming album, titled “Is The Meat That Fell Out,” which is set for release on December 9 via Exploding In Sound Records. You can find the album art to the left, and the tracklist below the video. Their last release was “Is Stupider,” which was released on November 20, 2015.

Joyce Manor and AJJ announce 2017 US tour

California’s Joyce Manor and Arizona’s AJJ have announced they will be touring the US together in early 2017. The tour kicks off with two shows in Los Angeles, and following a quick detour through Mexico, will make its way across the US before wrapping up in Austin, TX.

To see if there’s a show near you, check out the tour dates below.

Joyce Manor’s latest album Cody was released on October 7th through Epitaph Records. AJJ released The Bible 2 on August 19th through SideOneDummy Records.

You Blew It! announce headlining US tour in support of new album “Abendrot”

Florida progressive/emo/whatever band You Blew It! has announced a headlining US tour in support of their new album, “Abendrot,” which was released on November 11 through Triple Crown Records. The tour begins February 3rd, 2017, you can find tour dates and locations below.

You Blew It! will be supported by Nashville emo punks Free Throw and SC emocore group All Get Out. You Blew It! are also streaming their entire new album, “Abendrot,” which you can listen to below the tour dates.

Samiam announce East Coast tour dates

Punk group Samiam are headed out on a short tour starting tomorrow that will take them through Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey, and New York.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Samiam’s last release was a Complete Control Sessions EP for SideOneDummy in 2012.

You Blew It! stream new song “Greenwood”

Florida progressive/emo/whatever band You Blew It! is streaming the second single from their upcoming album “Abendrot.” The track is titled “Greenwood,” and you can give it a listen below.

The EP is set to be released November 11th through Triple Crown Records, and follows their last release, EP “Pioneer of Nothing” which came out January 27, 2015.

All The Weirdos Came Out To Party at Hallowmas

All Photos by Jeff Schaer-Moses
Jack Terricloth relishing in the excitement of his bands annual Halloween hell raising concert at The Warsaw.

Even though Scenic Presents brought World/Inferno Friendship Society and Choking Victim to the Warsaw to play their own separate and distinct shows, this year’s Hallowmas still seemed like day two of one hell of a Halloween weekend festival that Stza and the crack rock steady originators kicked off Sunday night. Many of the people in attendance for Hallowmas had come out the night before, the execution of the music came with the same overall aesthetic, there were members of the previous night’s bands out in the audience, and there were even a few cameo appearances onstage by the previous night’s headliner.

Though the festival feel may not have been a conscious decision by the bands or their promoter, after watching it go down it seems all but inevitable. WIFS’s fanbase is deeply intertwined with Choking Victim’s, and the bands are great friends. The way WIFS frontman Jack Terricloth gleefully called out Leftover Crack for playing on October 30th instead of the real Halloween was like a younger brother catching his older brother listening to Simple Plan and telling his friends about it.

And the family metaphor held strong throughout the evening, because as much as Hallowmas is a concert, it’s also a yearly tradition. Before the bands started playing, there were people chitchatting about how many years in a row they had come and old friends seeing each other for the first time since last year’s World/Inferno Friendship Society extravaganza.

Choking Victim bassist (R) Alec Baillie and Stza (P) along with the rest of Petersen’s friends showing respect to their fallen comrade before ambushing the pit.

There were even two separate tributes to a fallen family member, folk punk poet laureate Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew, whose widow Denise Lynn was in attendance. Opener Guignol played their band’s collaboration with Mischief Brew “Fight Dirty”, and toward the end of the evening six people led by Stza and Choking Victim bassist Alec Baillie carried jack-o-lanterns out into the moshpit that spelled E-R-I-K-P in lights.

However somber the cast lent by Petersen’s midsummer loss, Hallowmas was not a night of regret so much as one to celebrate the family that remains. Minutes before WIFS took the stage their faithful audience began cheering in unison “Tonight / we’re gonna / fuck shit up,” and seconds before the eight-piece folk performance collective arrived the insatiable crowd began informing Terricloth and his co-hooters that “We know” — to which one audience member who has haunted more than their fair share of World/Inferno shows (and even once got ejected from a WIFS show while wearing a pinstripe suit) responded, “I had no fucking idea.”

How often do Frida Kahlo and Andrew W.K. get together for one party?

Regardless of whether that World/Inferno ghost was being sarcastic or not, I had no fucking idea that WIFS was about to put on one of the most energetic two-hour performances I have ever seen. I have been present and counted at some truly memorable concerts in my life, whether it was Radiohead headlining Coachella, Pretty Lights’ first Bonnaroo, or that one time I caught the Flaming Lips while tripping my face off on some of the best LSD I’ve ever tried. And I tell you catching the World/Inferno Friendship Society on their home turf at the Warsaw on their big night Hallowmas can go toe-to-toe with any of those events.

Terricloth was in rare form, all decked out in a tuxedo, leading his band of weirdos in front of a crowd of even bigger weirdos. The crowd moshed, waltzed, mosh-waltzed, and stage dived while the ghoulish crooner threw everything he had at them; no matter how hard he went, all the crowd wanted was more. And more was just what they got when Stza jumped onstage to sing backup vocals for the grand finale.

Guignol might not perform often but when they do they do it well.

Guignol went on just before World/Inferno, and for a band that hasn’t gotten on a stage in years they sounded terrific. The night’s opener was Philly-based pop-punkers Teenage Halloween.

Lemuria celebrating debut album’s 10th anniversary with reissue & US tour

Lemuria have announced Asian Man Records will be reissuing their debut album Get Better in honor of its 10th anniversary. The LP comes with a bonus 7″ featuring two previously unreleased tracks from the album’s recording sessions.

You can listen to one of those songs (“Big Gold Adults”) below, and get your pre-orders in here.

In addition to this reissue, Lemuria’s also announced a Get Better 10th anniversary tour with Mikey Erg. The 2017 tour will see the band playing the album in its entirety in cities across the US from mid-January through early March. Tour dates can be found below.

The Saddest Landscape premieres new track “Kissed By Strangers”

Boston act The Saddest Landscape has just released a brand new song entitled “Kissed By Strangers”, which you can listen to here.

The track will appear on the band’s upcoming vinyl box set entitled “Declaring War On Nostalgia”, which will be released November 11th.

The Saddest Landscape last released “Darkness Forgives” on October 23, 2015 through Topshelf Records.

Album Review: Joyce Manor – “Cody”

Joyce Manor have hemmed in a formula — no, wait. An essence. Yeah, that’s more like it. An essence that redefines the notion of what we think we know, or who we think we know, as the best punk act around. Forget the sub-genres. The melodic. The skate. The hardcore. The pop. When it comes to punk, maybe you’d like it with a little crust, but personally, the sweeter it is…the more digestible.

Never Hungover Again WAS their best work until this. Phenomenal in how Epitaph polished them up, smoothened out their rough (yet awesome) edges and put them out there for the world to bask in. Pop-punk at its best. Cody, however, dials things slightly back to an era away from young adulthood and to the wonder years of young teens — where you’re even more uncertain and awkward about yourself and life in general. Cody emphasizes that Joyce Manor is our generation’s Weezer. Appealing to the mainstream with simple, melodic and catchy rhythms. “Fake ID” is just one of these songs as they unleash another army of foot-tapping singalong anthems. The bouncy “Angel In The Snow” is another with the lead singer of fun. in Nate Ruess on back-up vocals. Ambitious, right? He knows what’s up.

Joyce Manor show you’re never too old to make teenage music and even music about loving Kanye West.So yeah, they still don’t take themselves too seriously. And they convey so much in these two-minute bursts but rest assured, they don’t play it safe. “Stairs” is a four minute jam of self-deprecation for fans of Jimmy Eat World, in the band’s longest disc to date, and they mix it up even more with “Do You Really Want To Get Better?” — which sees vocalist Barry Johnson pour his heart out acoustically. Even the downtrodden strumming on “Last You Heard Of Me” adds new layers, depth and dimension to their game — and it should because it’s a bass-heavy emo-punk gem. Same can be said for the unconventional, buzzy “Make Me Dumb.” These tracks contrast what you think would unfold. Enough of me praising this album. That’s seconds wasting away where you’re not taking in a masterpiece. Cody is undoubtedly my record of the year, surpassing expectations and the high bar this band consistently sets.

5/5 Stars

Lilac Daze stream new self-titled album

Frederick, Maryland-based post-alternative shoegaze punks Lilac Daze are streaming their new self-titled album in its entirety.

Check it out below.

Lilac Daze was released on October 14th via Black Numbers.