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Vinnie Caruna (The Movielife) posts full set video

Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am the Avalanche) has posted a full set video of his last set on the Acoustic Basement Tour.  You can watch it in its entirety here.

The man has been a busy little bee.  Check out our review of his first solo album, “City by the Sea” released February 5th, read a Q&A about his solo project, and our interview with him here.  His EP is still available as a full stream for your listening pleasure.


Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche,) A Loss For Words and Koji talk about favorite musicians

Vinnie Caruana of I Am The Avalanche, A Loss For Words and Koji were recently interview by AP. During the interview they talked about their favorite issues of AP and the musicians that inspire them.

You can check it out here.

You can read our interview with Vinnie here.


Interview: Vinnie Caruana talks Acoustic Basement tour and solo EP

Vinnie Caruana is a busy man. Fresh off a successful year with I Am The Avalanche and new material from Peace’d Out, Caruana somehow found time to record his debut solo EP, City By The Sea, released February 5th on I Surrender Records (here’s our review). Caruana is currently out on the road with Geoff Rickly, A Loss For Words, Koji and Brian Marquis for the Acoustic Basement tour, but he found a few minutes for a quick Q&A about his new solo endeavor.

Click here to check it out.

Live From (Your Mother’s) Basement: Warped Tour Acoustic Basement

Bastion of punk and the festival that started it all…or so we punkers like to think, Van’s Warped Tour is ramping up for this summer.  Brian Marquis let slip a list of scheduled bands to play the Acoustic Basement tent on this year’s go around, including famous faces like Craig Owens, Vinnie Caruana, Matt Embree (of RX Bandits) and Ace Enders.

Take a look at the Acoustic Basement tent’s announced list of featured artists, perfect for taking a mosh break.  You can see the full list of bands scheduled for this year’s tour here and this year’s tour dates here.

Vinnie Cauana announcing more solo shows

The Movielife alum and I Am The Avalanche frontman Vinnie Caruana will be announcing some new solo tour dates soon. Look, he said so on Twitter:

Texas solo dates along with many other US dates will be announced within the week!

When we know what the dates are, we’ll let you know. Caruana’s latest album, City By The Sea, was released February 5 on both I Surrender and Run For Cover Records.

Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife) streams solo album “City By The Sea”

The Movielife alum and I Am The Avalanche frontman, Vinnie Caruana, is streaming his new solo album, City By The Sea in full right here.

City By The Sea was released today on both I Surrender and Run For Cover Records.

Album Review: Vinnie Caruana – “City By The Sea”

It’s certainly no secret that business has been booming in the punk/hardcore-singer-goes-solo movement in recent years. Whether motivated by artist maturation or by financial reasons (gas is expensive and people don’t buy records anymore) or some combination of the two, the increasingly crowded waters can be tough to navigate for both artist and consumer alike. Some are out performing essentially unplugged sets of songs they’ve written for their other bands, which is fine and can be done effectively. A smaller group, however, seem to be focused on trying something new, moving  on from old sounds and pulling back the curtain on some of the other music they’ve been influenced by. Vinnie Caruana’s debut EP, City By The Sea, finds him very adeptly planting roots in the latter category.

Better known (for now) as former frontman of pop-punkers The Movielife and currently heading up I Am The Avalanche and Peace’d Out, Caruana’s solo EP has little in common with his better known, band-oriented projects. Pulling from his first-hand experiences in the aftermath of 2012’s Hurricane Sandy, which decimated large portions of his greater NYC stomping grounds, the lyrics are pretty dark and personal, especially “Boy, You’re In Heaven” when taken literally, though I suspect there is more than a little dark sarcasm to be implied.

Sonically, City By The Sea has more in common with the 80’s post-punk influences on Face To Face frontman Trever Keith’s 2008 solo debut, Melancholics Anonymous, than it does to anything you might consider traditionally “punk.” And that’s a good thing. As you might imagine, Caruana’s voice really takes center stage, backed at various times by acoustic and electric guitars, piano, live drums and various programmed loops. The music in some areas is brighter and airier than you might expect given the subject matter, which serves to soften the blow of the stomach-punch lyrics. Case in point; there’s really no way to sugarcoat lines like “I don’t want to die in my car,” yet the mood on album-opener “Somehow The World Keeps Turning” tries to find a glimmer of hope amidst the despair.

It took until the second time through City By The Sea before I really grasped what Caruana was shooting for. I left the album on repeat for a full day in my office thereafter, and it never got old. Catchy and upbeat when it had to be, always engaging and compelling; the signs of brightness on the horizon in Caruana’s budding solo career. Look forward to it.

4/5 stars

City By The Sea is available February 5th on I Surrender Records in the States and Xtra Mile in the UK.

Frank Turner, Samiam, Dave Hause and a ton more added to Groezrock 2013 lineup

What was already arguably the best lineup for any punk-related festival anywhere just got a whole lot more awesome.

That’s right, I’m talking about Groezrock. The lineup for the 2013 edition already including Rise Against, Bad Religion and Pennywise among others.

Today, a ton of new acts were announced. Now performing will be Flag (aka Black Flag), Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls, Dave Hause, Samiam, Vinnie Caruana, Geoff Rickly, Turbonegro, Rocket From The Crypt, Masked Intruder, Into It. Over It., Johnny Two Bags (Social Distortion) and more. Click here for the full, up-to-the-minute lineup.

Groezrock takes place in Belgium April 27th and 28th.

Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche) discusses new solo album, what’s in store for other projects, and more

Vinnie Caruana (of The Movielife, I Am The Avalanche, and (of most recent) Peace’d Out fame) has been branching out with his own solo project for some time, and things are now starting to come to fruition.

Caruana has just announced that he will be releasing his debut solo EP, “City By The Sea”, through I Surrender Records sometime in the near future, and POZ recently had a chance to talk about expectations, influences, and the future.

Check out the full interview here.

Vinnie Caruana streams new song “Boy, You’re In Heaven” off upcoming album “City By The Sea”

The Movielife alum and I Am The Avalanche frontman, Vinnie Caruana, has debuted a new track off of his upcoming solo album, City By The Sea. You can check out “Boy, You’re In Heaven” right here.

City By The Sea will be available February 5th on both I Surrender and Run For Cover Records.