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Vinnie Caruana announces co-headlining tour with Geoff Rickly

Pop punk champion Vinnie Caruana (I Am the Avalanche, the Movielife) has announced a co-headlining tour with friend Geoff Rickly (Thursday). Vinnie will be supporting his debut solo EP “City by the Sea.” Check out the dates here.

“City by the Sea” was released February 5th via Run for Cover.



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.

 



I Am The Avalanche planning new album

At a solo show the other night in Cambridge, MA Vinnie of I Am The Avalanche stated that the band would be heading back into the studio in May to record a new I Am The Avalanche album.  We’ll keep you posted as more details surface.

I Am The Avalanche released their latest album, “Avalanche United,” in 2011 on I Surrender Records.



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.

 



This Is Hell stream upcoming 7-inch “The Enforcer”

Long Island hardcore act This Is Hell are streaming their upcoming 7-inch “The Enforcer” in full right here.

“The Enforcer” is due out via I Surrender Records on February 19th.

The 7″ is limited to 500 copies (300 red 200 clear), and is available for pre-order today in the I Surrender Records webstore. The remaining copies will be available at This Is Hell shows and in select record stores.

This Is Hell released their fourth studio album, Black Mass, in October 2011 on Rise Records.



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.



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.



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.



This Is Hell announce new 7-inch “The Enforcer”, stream title track

Long Island hardcore act This Is Hell will release a new limited 7″ single titled “The Enforcer” on I Surrender Records on February 19th. The title track “The Enforcer” can be streamed here.

The 7″ is limited to 500 copies (300 red 200 clear), and is available for pre-order today in the I Surrender Records webstore. The remaining copies will be available at This Is Hell shows and in select record stores.

Guitarist Rick Jimenez on why these songs are different than previous This Is Hell releases:

“We continuously evolve as a band and THE ENFORCER is just another step in that evolution. These songs push the boundaries of what we’ve done before just as BLACK MASS did and WEIGHT OF THE WORLD before that. The riffing is on a level we haven’t been to yet, and this is just the beginning for us. Every record we do is different from the last. THE ENFORCER has different vocal approaches, different song writing structures, guitar techniques, etc than anything prior for This is Hell.”

This Is Hell released their fourth studio album, Black Mass, in October 2011 on Rise Records.



Full EP stream: Shane Henderson And The Future Perfect (Valencia)- “Control”

Shane Henderson, former Valencia frontman, is streaming the full EP from his latest endeavor, Shane Henderson And The Future Perfect. The new side project includes Trevor Leonard and Will Noon (Fun.)

You can listen to all six tracks from “Control” right here.

Valencia initially announced their indefinite hiatus over a year ago.



Vinnie Caruana streams “Somehow The World Keeps Turning” off upcoming solo album

The Movielife alum and I Am The Avalanche frontman, Vinnie Caruana, has debuted the first track off of his upcoming solo album, City By The Sea. You can check out “Somehow The World Keeps Turning” right here.

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



Shane Henderson and The Future Perfect debut new music video for “Wasting Time”

Shane Henderson, former Valencia frontman, has released the first song from his newest endeavor, Shane Henderson and The Future Perfect. The new side project includes Trevor Leonard and Will Noon (Fun.)

You can watch the music video for “Wasting Time” here.

Valencia initially announced their indefinite hiatus over a year ago.