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I Am The Avalanche Announce Summer U.S. Tour

Brooklyn pop punks I Am the Avalanche have announced a U.S. Tour this summer. The band will cover the entire east coast to promote their new album “Wolverines,” and they’ll be supported by Somos and Rust Belt Lights. You can check out the tour dates below

“Wolverines” was released March 18th via I Surrender Records. You can listen to the album here.



Cover Art Battle (February 25th): The Shell Corporation, Gnarwolves, Rust Belt Lights & more

   

In this week’s Cover Art Battle, we have brand new releases from The Shell Corporation, Gnarwolves, Rust Belt Lights, Creative Adult, and Twin Forks.

Check out all of the artwork for these releases and cast your votes in the poll below!

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Rust Belt Lights streaming upcoming album “Religion & My Ex”

Buffalo, NY pop-punks, Rust Belt Lights are streaming their upcoming album “Religion & My Ex” in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Religion & My Ex is due out February 24th via Adeline Records. The band released their debut full-length “These Are The Good Old Days” on December 15th, 2010 through Paper + Plastick Records.



Rust Belt Lights streaming “Parkside” off upcoming album “Religion and My Ex”

Buffalo, NY pop-punks, Rust Belt Lights are streaming a new song entitled “Paarkside” off their upcoming album Religion & My Ex.

You can stream the track below.

Religion & My Ex is due out February 24th via Adeline Records. The band released their debut full-length “These Are The Good Old Days” on December 15th, 2010 through Paper + Plastick Records.



Rust Belt Lights streaming “Pack Up and Let Go” off upcoming album “Religion and My Ex”

Buffalo, NY pop-punks, Rust Belt Lights are streaming their song “Pack Up and Let Go” off their upcoming album Religion & My Ex.

You can stream the track below.

Religion & My Ex is due out February 24th via Adeline Records. The band released their debut full-length album “These Are The Good Old Days” on December 15th, 2010 through Paper + Plastick Records.



Maker, Rust Belt Light, Second To Last announce tour dates

Massachusetts punk band, Maker has just announced tour dates featuring support from Rust Belt Lights and Second to Last. Check the dates out below.

Maker last released their self-titled EP through Asbestos Records and Black Numbers in November 2012.



Rust Belt Lights stream “Dead Letters” off upcoming album “Religion and My Ex”

Buffalo, NY pop-punks, Rust Belt Lights are streaming their song “Dead Letters” off their upcoming album Religion & My Ex.

You can stream the track here.

Religion & My Ex is due out February 24th via Adeline Records. The band released their debut full-length album “These Are The Good Old Days” on December 15th, 2010 through Paper + Plastick Records.

 



New Song: Rust Belt Lights – “Old Ghost”

Buffalo, NY pop-punks, Rust Belt Lights have released the first song, “Old Ghost” from their upcoming album “Religion & My Ex,” set to be released sometime next year.

In the mean time you can check out “Old Ghost” below.

The band released their debut full-length album “These Are The Good Old Days” on December 15th, 2010 through Paper + Plastick Records.



Rust Belt Lights finish recording new album

Buffalo, NY pop-punks, Rust Belt Lights, have finished recording their their upcoming full-length album.

We’ll keep you updated as more details surface.

The band released their debut full-length album “These Are The Good Old Days” on December 15, 2010 through Paper + Plastick Records.

 



Free Download: “Apocalypse Now!” – fast pop/punk compilation (feat. Set Your Goals, Such Gold, Rust Belt Lights, more)

The good folks over at skatepunkers.net have taken the time to put together a pretty rad looking (and even radder sounding) “fast pop/punk compilation.”

Entitled Apocalypse Now!, the comp features bands like Set Your Goals, We Are The Union, Such Gold, Rust Belt Lights and a dozen-or-so more. Check it out here and get your own copy.



Paper + Plastick Records having “$4-foot-long” spring cleaning sale

Paper + Plastick Records is moving locations within the next month and are trying to tighten up inventory for the move. They’ve dubbed it the “$4-foot-long” sale. It’s a one-time sale, (starting March 9th at midnight) where select LPs are as low as $4 while 7 inches and 10 inches can be as low as $2. A statement from the label can be read below.

“Basically, we are going to be moving out of our current warehouse space within the next month or so and when you move, it makes sense to try to tighten up the ship a little bit. We want to do a “spring cleaning” sale where we give fans of the label and our bands a chance to buy many of the titles in our back catalog for much cheaper than you can normally get them. It can help fill in some holes in your collection and simultaneously help us relieve a little strain on our backs when we’re moving boxes into the new P+P HQ in a few weeks. We’re going to sell older LPs for $4, newer ones for $5, and 7″s and CDs will go for $2. If you order over $50 of stuff, we’ll throw in another free 12″ as a thank-you. Rock on.”

The sale includes music from The Swellers, We Are The Union, Rust Belt Lights, and Bomb The Music Industry. You can check out the list of everything being sold here. Check out the record labels website to snag these deals.



“Invisible Children” benefit compilation announced (Frank Turner, Daytrader, Rust Belt Lights, etc)

Robbed The Bank Records will be releasing a benefit compilation in which 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Invisible Children, an organization that implements and maintains education programs and economic initiatives in Central Africa.

Contributing artists include Frank Turner, Daytrader, Rust Belt Lights, Koji, Lemuria, Pentimento, Banquets, and more (check out the track list and contributing artists here).

The label is expecting a late November release date.



Album Review: Rust Belt Lights – “These Are The Good Old Days”

2011 was a pretty good year for me to crawl out from the rock under which I had been living  to reacquaint myself with the world of up-and-coming punk music. Latest on the list of bands that I’m ashamed to say I only recently opened my eyes to is Buffalo, New York’s Rust Belt Lights. The five-piece outfit play a high-energy, pop punk that is not unlike early New Found Glory with enough of a modern post-hardcore undercurrent to keep it from sounding old. In fact, “These Are The Good Old Days” is an album that has consistently gotten better with each and every listen (which means an awful lot of listens at this point, since it was released in 2010 on Paper + Plastick Records).

What Rust Belt Lights does well, it does VERY well. “I Can’t Stay Home,” “Guilt Trip” and “Home, Sweet Home” are probably the best examples of all Rust Belt Lights in a nutshell:  high energy tracks with plenty of tempo changes, melodic guitar layered over chunky power chords and group-chant backing vocals that support frontman Zach Dietsch’s tales of disappointment, rejection and alienation (not in the macro, societal since, but in the micro, interpersonal sense). The unfortunately-titled “You’ve Been Smoochin’ Wit Everybody” is the album’s shortest track (fifty-nine seconds) but is somehow successful at cramming a lot of those styles in as well.

Rust Belt Lights’ rhythm section is pretty tight and plays with such energy that at times it feels like a lesser band would be sent spiraling  frantically out of control (“fortyfive” and “Welp…See You At Eight” have an abundance of those moments), yet .  “Chutes and Ladders” stands as probably the album’s quintessential pop-punkiest track. I was initially going to say that Rust Belt Lights reminds me a lot of recent releases from Black Numbers bands Banquets and Luther, but given that RBL’s album was released last year and the latter two albums were released this year, perhaps it’s the other way around.

The only real miss of the album is the sort of shoe-gazey “oh captain, my captain” middle section of “Sleep Tight,” which works better in theory than in practice, but the song regains its focus by the extended outro. It’s not enough to spoil an otherwise strong track, but is perhaps an example of the band biting off more than they can chew on this release. Though I suppose you’ve got to applaud a younger band for taking some chances, so it’s all good.

4/5 stars



FREE Download: Rust Belt Lights/Maker/Still Rings True release tour compilation

A couple of weeks ago, we reported that musical acts Rust Belt Lights, Maker, and Still Rings True are uniting for a little winter tour.

You can view the dates for that tour here.

To get you in the spirit, we also have a little pre-tour compilation featuring the touring musicians. Oh, and did I mention it’s free?

Check it out here.



Tour: Maker, Rust Belt Lights, and Still Rings True (U.S.)

After wrapping up a fairly lengthy autumn tour in October, Maker have announced new dates for a end of 2011/beginning of 2012 U.S. tour with Rust Belt Lights and Still Rings True. Click here to view the dates.

Maker released their debut full-length “Mirrors” this June on 6131 Records.