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Motörhead to enter the studio around January

Posted by ChrisDude on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:33 PM (PST)

In a recent interviewMotörhead bassist/vocalist Lemmy revealed that the iconic British heavy metal band will enter the studio around January to begin recording their next studio album for a tentative late 2015 release. He simply said:

“We’ll probably go in in January to start…We don’t have a plan. Motörhead never has a plan.”

Almost a year has passed since Motörhead released their latest album Aftershock.

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Kansas City rockers Maps For Travelers are offering their latest full-length Change Your Name up for free download, but only for a limited time.  Give the album a listen below, and head over here to snag it in the digital format of your choice.

Change Your Name was released on August 27th, 2013 through No Sleep Records. Our review of the record can be read over here.

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Mariachi El Bronx stream new song “Wildfires”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 11:18 AM (PST)

Mariachi El Bronx, the ‘south-of-the-border’ alter-ego of LA punk outfit The Bronx, are streaming another new song from their upcoming album III.  You can give “Wildfires” a listen below.

III is set to be released on on November 4th through White Drugs andATO Records. It will be the band’s first release in 3 years, serving as a follow-up to 2011′s II

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UK “soul punks” Cement Matters has just published a new music video for their song “I Lie All The Time”.

The track comes off of the band’s upcoming album, “Drinking Seawater”, and you can check it out below.

Cement Matters will be releasing Drinking Seawater on October 7, 2014 through Community Records.

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Baltimore, Maryland rock quartet Have Mercy has just released a new music video for their song “Howl”. The track appears on the band’s upcoming album, “A Place of Our Own”, which is set to be released October 27th through Hopeless Records.

Check out the music video for “Howl” below.

The band has a bunch of US tour dates scheduled to coincide with the album release, which you can view below.

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Full Album Stream: Weezer – “Everything Will Be Alright In The End”

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:18 AM (PST)

Weezer are currently streaming their upcoming album Everything Will Be Alright In The End in it’s entirety on iTunes Radio.  Give it a listen here.

Everything Will Be Alright In The End will be released on October 7th through Republic Records.

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Album Review: Sunshine State – “Pour”

Posted by Carson Winter on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 5:01 PM (PST)

Sunshine State comes from a land of Replacements and Jawbreaker worship. These are punk jams, sure, but they come with baggage of being an adult. Does being an adult mean disavowing the aggression of middle finger politics and whiplash tempos? I don’t know, but I feel like Sunshine State might.. They have a “we’re a rock band first” vibe about them, not too different from the ‘Mats, who distanced themselves from the punk label and somehow took rock to an even more back to basics state. It’s all about the song, first and foremost, and I feel like if Sunshine State is punk, well, it’s only incidental. It’s probably not on their list of things they’re trying to be, and that’s okay.

Pour is their debut full-length, and they have a lot to say. Sunshine State is going to have trouble shaking the famous connections of their drummer, but with each and every release it becomes easier. Warren Oakes is behind the drumkit, yes, but it isn’t Against Me! and isn’t trying to be. It shares a Gainesville-ian sense of punk though, with songwriting up front and center and melody being the dominant driving force. Its not hard to hear some Radon spread out across this collection of songs.

Both “Lunchblood” and “Long in the Tooth” appeared previously on their split with Dead Bars, and here they are re-recorded and both sound punchier. Each song is a stand-out, filled with singable melodies and harmonic instrumentation. “Heroin” is a new song that immediately caught my ear with its jaunty refrain of the title drug. The peppiness of the track in light of the subject matter gives the song a strong irreverence that brings to mind the Ramones’ desire to be sedated. Of course, they aren’t advocating heroin here, but they aren’t giving it a slow, earnest ballad either. They’re tearing through it with energy and a sing-a-long that makes it feel like they are literally attacking the drug and what it can do to lives.

The oddball track on Pour is “Friends of the Deceased,” it comes across as a Joy Division aping, complete with melancholy synth. It’s really not my style, but I can’t help but be a little enamored by how perfectly it all fits together. The synth hook is catchy and dark, and it really could’ve scored a cringey, intimate moment of teen angst in a forgotten John Hughes’ movie. “We Discussed It, We Disgusted” is good beyond its great title. The hook is supplemented by ascending and descending guitar leads and it goes from being big and loud to quiet and intense. The synth reappears here, raising further questions of what Sunshine State wants to be exactly. It all still works, but the synth is an instrument loaded with sonic ties to a time and place and scene that aren’t easy to break free from.

Pour is a solid album with a handful of excellent tracks that succeed on the strength of their songwriting, but its plagued by a lot of the same flaws of its influences. The Replacements’ bland, almost droney rock ‘n roll is in the bones of Sunshine State, although in my opinion they do it better than The Replacements ever could. The riffs feel punchy, and when it all comes to together it can feel positively transcendent. The melodies feel alive, but when the most interesting track on your album is simultaneous frontrunner for worst, there’s an inherent problem. It comes down to the fact that it all feels so safe. I don’t like synth, but when it becomes more prominent on Pour, those are the moments where the album becomes something. Sunshine State do have a great knack for songwriting though, and for a lot of fans of that will be enough– but even with punk bands that aren’t punk, I need a little risk.

3/5 Stars

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Music Video: Weezer – “Back To The Shack”

Posted by hayley on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 2:10 PM (PST)

Weezer has just released the new music video for “Back To The Shack.” Check it out below.

“Back To The Shack” is off the band’s long awaited upcoming album Everything Will Be Alright in the End which will be released on October 7th through Republic Records.

 

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The Gaslight Anthem (L to R): Alex R., Brian, Benny, Ian, Baby Wade and Alex L.

While it may be a little self-serving to admit, news that The Gaslight Anthem were bringing Against Me! out as direct support for the first US leg of the U.S tour in support of Get Hurt quickly made for one of the more eagerly-anticipated concert events in recent memory (save, maybe, for the nostalgia-inducing Summer Nationals tour that featured The Vandals, Pennywise and Bad Religion supporting The Offspring as the latter band celebrated the twentieth anniversary of their breakthrough hit album, Smash). In this lowly writer’s opinion, both Get Hurt and Against Me’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues have been on the short list of Best Albums of 2014 since their very spins on the trusty old record player.

Technically speaking, this writer must offer a mea culpa to Twopointeight: the Swedish punks were first opener on this evening, however the early start time and infamous Boston traffic and parking conundrums meant that, like many people, I was unable to catch the majority of the band’s set. Next time, fellas…next time.

While I haven’t talked to her in order to confirm my suspicions, I strongly believe that while 2014 may have been trying in myriad ways (the least of which include replacing the band’s entire rhythm section and dealing with patronizingly tone-deaf reviews of Transgender Dysphoria Blues by at least one major publication with whom I share a last name), performing the intensely personal new album live alongside longtime friend and bandmate James Bowman appears to have had immense cathartic value for Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace. Grace has made a career of being the type of intense, cut-a-vein-open-and-bleed-out-on-stage performer that the foundation of the protest punk ethos was built upon. And while that intensity is still ever-present, what’s equally obvious is the amount of fun that Grace is having (despite, on this night, seemingly being plagued by a little vocal hoarseness as the night went on). The rhythm section of the great Atom Willard (drums) and Inge Johannson (bass) paced the charge, each playing like a man possessed (the latter an almost comically demonic end, as evidenced in the pictures below) as the band ripped through “Pints Of Guinness Make You Strong” as the opening song. What followed was a fairly decent career-spanning forty-five minute set. Highlight tracks from the Transgender Dysphoria Blues, including the title track, “True Trans Soul Rebel” and “Black Me Out” have a natural home alongside longtime favorites like “I Was a Teenage Anarchist” and “Don’t Lose Touch.” Though the crowd was not perhaps a stereotypical AM! crowd given their opening slot, the bulk of the audience seemed just as energized by Against Me!’s set as they were with the headliners.

Though Against Me!’s current lineup has only been touring as a unit for under a year, they’ve quickly solidified as a tight, dynamic force on stage. When in a support role, this has the effect of keeping the headliners honest, making sure that the main act are primed and loaded for bear.  The Gaslight Anthem responded in kind with all guns blazing, ripping through a tight rendition of Get Hurt opener “Stay Vicious.” As expected, the band’s stellar new album featured prominently in the set (seven of the twenty-one TGA originals). Those familiar with a little of the back story in the Gaslight camp over the past year or so will note that, like Against Me!, the band (and frontman Brian Fallon) have been met with a fair amount of personal and professional tumult. And while Get Hurt can unquestionably be referred to as Fallon’s breakup album, one can’t help but notice that 2014-era Brian Fallon seems to play with a bit of a weight no longer on his shoulders. Indeed, perhaps the only person on stage all night visibly getting more enjoyment out of playing live more than Laura Jane Grace on this night was Fallon, whose smile seemed welded on as a permanent part of his face. His trademark between-song banter was lighthearted (introducing “Blue Jeans And White T-Shirts” as the “most circle-pit inspiring song we have” in response to some good-natured ribbing from an audience member).

There was perhaps a Pearl Jam-esque arena rock quality to the band’s set, though the requisite “for the old school fans” songs like “We Came To Dance” and “1930” fit in nicely amongst a set primarily culled from the band’s post-’59 Sound catalog. While some in the crowd may have questioned the band for closing with a cover, The Who’s classic high-energy, youth rock pre-punk paean (and longtime Pearl Jam live staple) “Baba O’Riley” seemed to accurately capture where the band are a decade into their career. Perhaps we (and I’m including myself in this) can finally knock off the cheap Vedder and Springsteen comparisons and fully appreciate what The Gaslight Anthem are: not only willing but, more importantly, perfectly capable of maintaining the authentic, songwriter-inspired American rock and roll torch for years going forward.

Check out our gallery of Against Me! and The Gaslight Anthem photos from the show below. Click on the actual pictures to see ‘em in all their full-sized glory!

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Weezer is streaming yet another song off their upcoming album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. The fourth single off the record is called “Lonely” and you can stream it below. The group will be going on a U.S. tour in support of the new record.

Everything Will Be Alright in the End will be released on October 7th through Republic Records.

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Little Big League stream new song “Property Line”

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 1:25 PM (PST)

Philadelphia rockers Little Big League are streaming a new song titled “Property Line,” and you can give it a listen below.

The band’s upcoming album Tropical Jinx is set to be released on October 14th through Run For Cover Records.

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Music Video: Aspiga – “Wide Eyes”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, September 25, 2014 at 10:15 AM (PST)

New Jersey’s Aspiga have released a music video for their new single “Wide Eyes”. The track will appear on their upcoming album, What Happened to You?. You can check it out below.

What Happened to You? will be released on October 21, 2014 through Paper + Plastick Records and is a follow-up to 2012′s Every Last Piece. You can pre-order the new album here

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Weezer offer download of new song “The British Are Coming”

Posted by ChrisDude on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:48 PM (PST)

Weezer are offering a download of their new song “The British Are Coming”, taken from their anticipated upcoming album Everything Will Be Alright in the End, which is due for release on October 7th through Republic Records. The song is available for download when you pre-order the the new Weezer album.

Starting next week, Weezer will embark on a U.S. tour in support of Everything Will Be Alright in the End.

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Weezer announce intimate US tour dates

Posted by Shawn-Ray Dalinsky on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:22 PM (PST)

Weezer have announced a string of intimate tour dates to promote their upcoming ninth studio album Everything Will Be Alright in the End. Check out these dates and more below.

Everything Will Be Alright in the End will be released on October 7th through Republic Records.

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Full Album Stream: The Moms – “Buy American”

Posted by milhouse on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 12:57 PM (PST)

Today marks the release of New Jersey rockers The Moms‘ newest album “Buy American”. The album dropped through Paper + Plastick Records, and is available to stream in its entirety.

Check it out below.

The Moms will be heading out on a tour around the United States next month to support the new album. You can take a look at the tour dates below.

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