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Citizen stream new track “Jet,” announce album

Citizen are streaming a new track titled “Jet” via the Run For Cover Records YouTube page. You can listen to it below.

With the new track comes the announcement of an upcoming full length album titled As You Please. The album is set to be released on October 6th through Run For Cover, you can find pre-orders here. The album art and tracklist can be found below the track.



Pinegrove (emo) announce fall tour dates

Montclair, NJ based emo act Pinegrove have announced some tour dates for this fall with support from Florist & Lomelda.

You can check out all the dates and locations below.

Pinegrove released their latest album Cardinal in 2016 on Run For Cover Records.



Album Review: Captain, We’re Sinking – The King of No Man

Captain, We’re Sinking’s last album, The Future Is Cancelled, became an era defining record for me – the kind of album with songs that get stuck to a time and place; a friend’s car, an old couch, a city I left – and it was all heralded by the band’s angular, aggressive, and melodic take on punk rock. It was the music of The Menzingers, the Lawrence Arms, Hot Water Music, and Lifetime, but younger, meaner, and more desperate than any and all combined. The Future Is Cancelled was a record destined to be searched for tattooable lines, mined for meaning, and sung loud with open throats. It’s odd to think that it’s been four years since that record came out, and since then, save for a solo album and a B-sides and demos compilation, Captain, We’re Sinking has been relatively quiet. The new album, The King of No Man, is a welcome return for the Scranton punks – and no less an achievement than The Future Is Cancelled, arriving with a more expansive sound and just as cutting lyrics.

Much is made of the fact that singer and guitarist Bobby Barnett is the younger brother of Greg Barnett of the Menzingers, and perhaps rightfully. There are similarities between the bands – both write songs harnessed to real life, with strong emotional imagery laid on top of a foundation of melodic punk. Where they differ is their approaches to these elements. The Menzingers’ new album, After the Party is an incredible record, but you can see the differences in how the Barnett brothers handle their subject matter. The Menzingers tell stories. Their songs have characters, and through these perspectives everything else is rooted. Captain, We’re Sinking tells their stories almost exclusively through themselves, and there is more mood and imagery, mixed in with plaintive calls of rage and heartache. Captain, We’re Sinking’s songs are almost like violent and sad prose poems, only a dream removed from reality – abstracted but not abstract.

The King of No Man thrives in this area of visceral detachment. It’s the separation between the entity and the experience, leaving only the latter as this amorphous blob of bleak human reckoning. Sonically, Captain, We’re Sinking mirrors this by straying further away from the core sound of melodic punk, and to a small degree the sound of their second album. Where big choruses and jangly-chord Springsteen worship has been a hallmark of a lot of their contemporaries, Captain, We’re Sinking take a lot of influence from the edgy, teetering musicality of post-hardcore. It’s actually kind of funny, of all the bands who claim Hot Water Music as an influence, these Scrantonites might be the only ones who kinda sorta sound like them. It’s not an imitation, to be sure – a lot of people take gravelly vocals and singalongs as the only thing Hot Water Music had to offer – but instead it’s the Wollard-esque riffs, like the long stream of hammer-ons at the beginning of “Water,” or even the sharp crunching in the latter half of “The Future is Cancelled Part 2” that reveals their influence.

Another musical element that shows up in The King of No Man is almost an inevitability – the emo revival is here to stay, and Captain, We’re Sinking have clearly taken influence from this outcropping of noodly and contemplative bands. You can hear it in the production, which is a bit cleaner, but not enough to betray the spirit of the band. Clean arpeggios and tapping appear across the album, but in true Captain, We’re Sinking form, they’re utilized as a new tool. The chiming notes that run across “Hunting Trip” still have just an edge of distortions, as if the slightest loss of control could send the track caterwauling into dark and dangerous territory.

Despite all these influences, Captain, We’re Sinking implements them flawlessly. The King of No Man’s strength is that post-hardcore and emo are blended so well into this very songwriting-oriented style so that nothing feels out of place. One of my favorite moments across the entire album is in the opener, “Trying Year,” where they effortlessly break into a bendy rock n’ roll solo between walls of stuttering and chiming riffs. Such are the wide and malleable boundaries of Captain, We’re Sinking’s core sound, it doesn’t even feel odd for them to wail into Single Mothers territory with the fuzzy hardcore of “Don’t Show Bill.”

I’ve talked a lot about Captain, We’re Sinking’s relationship and influence from other music, but one of the other things The King of No Man has to offer is a sly connection to their past. The King of No Man shares traits, themes, and even riffs with The Future Is Cancelled, as if the albums were meant to run parallel to each other. My favorite song on the album, “Books,” shares hospital imagery with first album banger “Annina, We Will Miss You” and questions of faith with second-album closer, “Shoddy Workmanship.” “Books” will live on in live sets for years to come, as the line: “hands skillfully guide machines” becomes an audience-crooned favorite.

There’s also the most obvious argument for The King of No Man being a companion piece to The Future Is Cancelled, with “The Future Is Cancelled Part II.” The song continues the leitmotif from the previous album, but it’s darker and bassier, murkier than before, filling out the space between howled lyrics. It can represent the parallelity of experience; a divided by years, but the cycle remains sort of thing. Or it can be a true sequel, a bookmark of now referencing the bent corner of chapter two – either way, it’s an interesting stylistic choice that adheres these two albums together as canon.

The King of No Man is the kind of record you want your favorite band to release. Captain, We’re Sinking have made a work of art that references their past while spinning it into something entirely contemporary. It is an incredibly satisfying way to grow, especially for a punk band, a notoriously difficult genre to mature in. But, in the face of age and time, new trends and old tendencies, Captain, We’re Sinking have managed to create a powerful, raw, tough, and sincere collection of new songs that shine in their quiet parts, so they can burn in their loudest.

5/5 stars



Captain, We’re Sinking streams long-awaited new album ‘The King of No Man’ in full

Scranton punks Captain, We’re Sinking have premiered their long-awaited new full length. ‘The King of No Man’ won’t be out until the 23rd of June, but you can already give it a listen below.

If you dig it, you can pick up a copy via the Run For Cover webshop.

‘The King of No Man’ is the band’s first release since their amazing 2013 album ‘The Future Is Cancelled’.



Turnover stream new track “Super Natural” from upcoming full length

Virginia Beach emo quartet Turnover are currently streaming a brand new track titled “Super Natural.” You can listen to it below.

“Super Natural” is taken from the band’s recently announced upcoming album release, Good Nature. The album is set to be released on August 25 via Run For Cover Records. You can find the album art above, and the tracklist below the video.



Captain, We’re Sinking stream track “Water” off upcoming album

Scranton punk four piece Captain, We’re Sinking are now streaming another track off their upcoming album, The King of No Man.

The track “comes from a deeper, more art-rock angle,” with the entire album set for release on June 23, 2017. 

The quartet last released the 2013 studio album, “The Future is Cancelled.”

Stream “Water” below.



Tigers Jaw stream new album “spin.”

Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Tigers Jaw are currently streaming their entire new album “spin.” You can listen to it below.

“spin.” dropped on May 19 via Will Yip’s Black Cement Records. “spin” marks the band’s first release since 2014’s “Charmer,” which was released by Run For Cover Records.



Tigers Jaw stream new track “Escape Plan” from upcoming album

Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Tigers Jaw are currently streaming the latest track from their upcoming full length, titled “Escape Plan.” You can listen to it below.

“Escape Plan” is taken from the band’s upcoming album, which will be titled “spin.” The album is set to drop on May 19 via Will Yip’s Black Cement Records. “spin” marks the band’s first release since 2014’s “Charmer,” which was released by Run For Cover Records.



Captain, We’re Sinking stream “Trying Year” off upcoming album “The King of No Man”

Scranton, PA punks Captain, We’re Sinking are now streaming the opening track to their upcoming album, “The King of No Man” which is due for release on June 23 via Run For Cover Records. 

The four piece act last released the 2013 studio album, “The Future is Cancelled.”

You can stream the track below.



Tigers Jaw stream new track “June” off upcoming full length

Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Tigers Jaw are currently streaming the latest track from their upcoming full length, titled “June.” You can listen to it below.

“June” is taken from the band’s upcoming album, which will be titled “spin.” The album is set to drop on May 19 via Will Yip’s Black Cement Records. “spin” marks the band’s first release since 2014’s “Charmer,” which was released by Run For Cover Records.



Tigers Jaw debut new track, “Guardian,” off upcoming album “spin”

After a pretty tumultuous couple years, York, Pennsylvania’s Tigers Jaw have re-emerged in a pared down version of their former selves. Gone are 60% of the former lineup, but the remaining duo, Ben Walsh and Brianna Collins, have announced details of a brand new album. It’s called “spin,” and it marks the first release on Will Yip’s Black Cement Records.

To whet your appetite for “spin,” the band have released a new single called “Guardian.” Check it out below.

“spin” is due out May 19th, the same day they duo are slated to kick off a short US tour. Dates are available down below the new music. “spin” marks the band’s first release since 2014’s “Charmer,” which was released by Run For Cover Records.



Basement sign to Fueled By Ramen, stream new version of “Promise Everything”

UK punk rockers Basement have dropped a bombshell (a good bombshell) on fans today with the announcement that they have signed a deal with Fueled by Ramen Records.

This new deal will see the band release a reissue of 2016 album, Promise Everything, which was originally released by Run For Cover Records. The deluxe reissue will be released digitally on March 3rd, CD on March 17th, and vinyl on March 19th. Given time constraints, the band couldn’t record all of the songs the way they wanted to, however, they re-recorded the title track for this reissue and have released it for streaming – a preview of things to come.

A lengthy statement from the band reads:

There’s been a lot going on behind the scenes with Basement as of late and we’re excited to finally share some of that with you all. In December, we took a chance and signed a new record deal with the people at Fueled By Ramen. We can’t pretend that this was an easy decision to make because up until this point, we owe so much of everything that’s happened to Run For Cover. That being said, time is short and even more so in the world of music and when you’re presented with an incredible opportunity such as this, you have to give it a shot. Thank you to RFC for always supporting us and a MASSIVE thank you to FBR for taking a chance on us. We are very excited for the future. 

We will be releasing a deluxe version of “Promise Everything” via FBR on March 3rd. When we recorded the album Promise Everything we didn’t have the luxury of time. The concept of sitting on songs and making sure we were happy with their arrangement was alien to us. With the re-release of the record we felt it was the perfect opportunity to go back to the song we thought was the strongest and make it as good as we could. Here’s the new version of the song “Promise Everything” we came up with! Thanks for checking it out.

You can stream the newly revamped song below. You can also pre-order the album here, which will get you 4 bonus tracks!



Pinegrove release live album “Elsewhere,” announce upcoming tour

Montclair, NJ based midwest emos Pinegrove are streaming a live collection of songs under the title “Elsewhere.” You can listen to it below.

The album was recorded during their tour with Kevin Devine, Petal and Julien Baker, and was released on January 20. The album is available for pay-what-you-want, and all profits will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. On the release, Evan Stephens Hall said: We recorded these songs towards the end of our tour with Kevin Devine, Petal, & Julien Baker—the last run of a year in which we played almost 200 shows! This release is intended as a thank you letter to everybody who supported us in any way. It was a challenging year, but So rewarding to meet so many wonderful people, & to learn a little more about what this good country is really like. We have found it to be beautiful the whole way through, populated by excellent people everywhere. We thank you sincerely for your help, your love, & your generosity. This tour took us across the United States through the days leading up to the 2016 US election, election day, & the aftermath. We felt consequently that it’s an especially good time to do what we can to promote love & equality. As a small gesture of commitment to the cause, this album is available for free or donation, & all profits will be donated to the Southern Poverty Law Center. Thanks again.

The band has also announced a run of shows in the coming months, and you can find tour dates and locations below the stream.



Modern Baseball stream new song from split with The Superweaks & Thin Lips

Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball have premiered a new song titled “This Song is Gonna Buy Brendan Lukens a New Pair of Socks.” You can give the track a listen below.

This song is taken from their split 7″ with The Superweaks and Thin LipsThe three bands will be touring Europe together later this month.



Basement announce UK tour

Basement have announced their first tour of 2017 is to be a UK tour – with two nights in each of five major UK cities. The band released “Promise Everything” back in early 2016.

Tour support is from Leeds’ Higher Power.