Boston punk group Choke Up have released a stream of a brand new song titled “KC”. The track is set to appear on the band’s upcoming debut album, Bad Coffee, Bad Habits, and you can give it a listen right here.
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Tuesday, December 30, 2014 at 10:54 AM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Frederick, Maryland-based post-alternative shoegaze punks Lilac Daze have announced some winter tour dates that start this Friday. Support will be provided by Family Bike, which features Karl Kuehn from Museum Mouth.
Check out the full list of dates and locations below.
Lilac Daze last released Sedated on July 12th via Black Numbers.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 12:21 PM (PST) by milhouse
Today, the band has made a new track from the album available to stream. It is entitled “Thicket and Vine” and you can listen to it here.
Choke Up last released an EP entitled “Pilot Passenger/Joaquin Murietta” back in 2013.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 10:21 AM (PST) by The Torchbearer
The cover art for the album, which is set to be released in February 2015, can be seen above. You can also check out the tracklisting below.
Choke Up last released an EP titled Pilot Passenger/Joaquin Murietta in October, 2013.
Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 5:15 PM (PST) by writeofpassage
Chicago’s Typesetter feels made for comparison with many other bands. The Gaslight Anthem, Nightmares For A Week and Against Me! – to name a few. They follow a flushed narrative with a perpetually mature rock n’ roll sound that throws back to one record and one band most of all though. That’s Restorations’ LP2. If Restorations were more punk you’d have these dudes. The dearth of whoa-ohs and the huge, expansive guitar-driven atmosphere give so much credence to this statement which makes Wild’s End one of the most fun records of the year.
“So What’s Your Future” and “Sunday’s Best” best sum up the Restorations comparison. What strikes home even more is Typesetter feels more free and unrestrained than most bands I mentioned above. The solo-laden and liberal jams identify this a lot. They mix it up so well too. Things feel grungier as well on “Settling” but what really works is that amid the band’s thick, crunchy and curse-worded disposition, there’s so much melody and harmony in a versatile novel which no doubt helps paint Chicago the same way Joe Loudon brings Philly to life.
“Nietzsche in Florida” is one of the slower jams and as much as it feels ripped from the ’90s, it still connects as a modern post-rock jam which establishes why Typesetter shouldn’t be ignored. This time around, they’re more indie-punk and more loose-lipped to help map a musical drive that really knows no bounds. At times, some tracks meander or feel to long and worn but overall, Wild’s End has a certain allure. It’s one of those records that encapsulates life and will trap you. I chalk most of this down to the cutting, distorted guitars but ultimately, their varied sound makes one attribute so hard to pin down. All-round, Wild’s End delivers and I can see Typesetter definitely earning a big spot on many 2014 wow-lists.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:30 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Despite boasting former members of hardcore and powerviolence acts, Puddle Splasher plays a brand of alternative rock that owes a lot to the early 90’s emo and college radio rock. In fact, the band’s debut EP, Poor Planning, is pretty much entirely indebted to that entire era. Whether that’s a good or a bad thing really depends on how you feel about the post-grunge emo boom of twenty years ago.
Credit where it is due: if you were to tell a kid that Puddle Splasher was around to play alongside the likes of Mineral and Jawbreaker, there’s a good chance that they would believe up right up until they looked up the band’s Facebook page. Unfortunately, while that trait is one of Puddle Splasher’s strongest, it is also their weak spot. Plenty of bands these days take influence from that era and will openly express their desires to be like their heroes, and Puddle Splasher isn’t any different. The band faithfully reproduces the sounds of their heroes but they don’t ever really take the time to nail down anything to make the music distinctly theirs.
Poor Planning isn’t exactly a bad release so much as it is just… is. The songs on here certainly aren’t awful songs (the title track in particular stands out above the rest), but it’s also all been done before, both much better and much worse. If you’re bored by Sunny Day Real Estate’s post-Diary albums, or if Mineral’s complete discography just isn’t big enough for you, then you might want to give Puddle Splasher a shot. Everyone else might want to wait on them for a bit until they’ve refined their sound to call their own.
2.5 / 5 – Stream it below!
RIYL: Sunny Day Real Estate, Mineral, Title Fight
Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 1:17 PM (PST) by milhouse
Philadelphia, PA’s Cassavetes (made up of current and former members of Paint It Black, The Holy Mess, Sore Saints, Kill The Man Who Questions) begin a string of Midwest and East Coast tour dates today, starting in Chicago.
The band will be touring with The Menzingers, Pilot to Gunner, and Spraynard, and you can check out a complete list of tour dates and locations below.
Cassavetes released their debut album, “Oh So Long”, this past August through Black Numbers.
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 12:57 PM (PST) by milhouse
Fans won’t have to wait until then however, as the album is now available to stream in its entirety. Check it out here.
Typesetter has a slew of Midwest and East Coast tour dates to promote the new work. Have a look below at all dates and locations.
“Settling” comes from the band’s upcoming debut album Wild’s End, which is set to be released on October 14, 2014 via Black Numbers.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 11:55 AM (PST) by The Torchbearer
“Summer Storms” comes from the bands’ upcoming debut album Wild’s End, which is set to be released on October 14th via Black Numbers.
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:57 AM (PST) by vivalalexy
Philadelphia, PA’s Cassavetes (made up of current and former members of Paint It Black, The Holy Mess, Sore Saints, Kill The Man Who Questions) are streaming a new song called “Extra Clear”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming debut album, Oh So Long. You can give the track a listen right here.
Cassavetes will release Oh So Long on August 26, 2014 through Black Numbers.
Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:15 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Philadelphia, PA’s Cassavetes (made up of current and former members of Paint It Black, The Holy Mess, Sore Saints, Kill The Man Who Questions) are streaming a new song called “So Loud”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming debut album, Oh So Long. You can give the track a listen right here.
Cassavetes will release Oh So Long on August 26, 2014 through Black Numbers.
Thursday, August 7, 2014 at 11:16 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
Chicago’s gruff punk act Typesetter has announced that they have signed with Black Numbers for their upcoming debut album, Wild’s End. To help promote the release, the band has released a music video for the album’s first single “Lapsed Asshole”, which you can check out here.
The band will also embark on a tour this fall to support the new album. Dates and locations can be found below.
Typesetter will release Wild’s End this October. Pre-orders are expected to be available soon.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 at 10:31 AM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Philadelphia, PA’s Cassavetes (ft. Paint It Black guitarist Josh Agran, The Holy Mess frontman Steve O, John Murphy of Sore Saints, and former Kill The Man Who Questions member Patrick McCunney) are streaming a new song called “Tied Down.”
You can give the track a listen below.
“Tied Down” comes from the bands upcoming debut album Oh So Long, which will be released this fall through Black Numbers.
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 4:01 PM (PST) by jaystone
Frederick, Maryland-based post-alternative shoegaze punks Lilac Daze are the newest addition to the ever up-and-coming Black Numbers roster. the band and their new label home are teaming up to release a brand-new EP, “Sedated.” To get you ready, they’re also streaming the brand new track “Knives” right here.
“Sedated” is due out on July 12th. Pre-orders are available now right here.