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Ivy League stream “Cave” off upcoming Such Gold/Maker/Turnover split

On March 4th, Broken Rim Records will be releasing a 4-way 7-inch split between Such GoldMakerTurnover, and Ivy League. Ivy League’s new track from the split, “Cave” can be streamed here.

Head over here to check out pre-order options for the split.



Such Gold streaming “Framed” from Maker/Turnover/Ivy League, TX split

On March 4th, Broken Rim Records will be releasing a 4-way 7-inch split between Such GoldMakerTurnover, and Ivy League, TX. Such Gold has their new track entitled “Framed” streaming over here.

Head over here to check out pre-order options for the split.



Ivy League TX release music video for “Void”

Midland, Texas punks Ivy League TX have released a music video for their song “Void.”

You can check it out right here.

“Void” appears on the band’s latest album “Transparency,” which was released on June 11th through 6131 Records.



Album review: Ivy League TX – “Transparency”

It seems like every mention of Ivy League TX’s new LP “Transparency” opens with the sentiment “Title Fight 2.0!”

That’s not an entirely fair statement.  While some songs do sound like something Title Fight could have easily collaborated on, other songs are purely a creation of Ivy League Tx’s own communal mind.   The album as a whole doesn’t have much creative or ground breaking material; instead, it’s a half hour of fast-as-you-can drums, introspective lyrics, and wailed singing.  Because of this, there isn’t anything truly bad, but it’s not very memorable either.  With this as my only contact to Ivy League Tx, I’m left without a solid idea of who they are and what they are working towards (besides “Play Faster! Be Louder!”)

Opener “Canopy” is an interesting song; after about thirty seconds, the drums and vocals become so pounding it’s difficult to hear.  “I don’t want to be alone, but I’m afraid that’s all I know” Huff spits out in a gravelly voice that sounds like it’s on the edge of blowing out.  “One final way to fix my own mistakes, right in front of you.”  The obvious emo-yearning of the lyrics is minimized by crashing drums, and roots in 90’s alternative.

“Daily Pt. 2” sounds unfinished.  Vocals are stumbled over in a way that seem out of pace with the rest of the music.  As a result, the song feels awkward. Lyrics about the “voices in my head” and “you can carry on alone but I’ll always have your soul” lack originality and sound a bit laughable.  “Pt. 2” is followed by “All My Skeletons” which sounds more sincere in its loneliness.   Complete with guest vocals by Letlive’s Jason Butler, the song sounds almost anathematic.  “Help me understand why death comes earlier than planned” they sing.  While songs such as “Pt. 2” sound clunky and rushed, it’s redeeming moments like “All My Skeletons” that make me want to see what this band does next.

“Egress” is one of those songs that excite me.  2 minutes, and without any vocals, the music ebbs and flows in a way that invokes dreaming.  It’s a great jewel mid-album to prove how truly skilled the band is at their instruments.

“My Mercenary” sounds, unfortunately, like so many other songs.  Lyrics of “You can have what’s left of me” descend into screams and wails over steadily building music.  While there isn’t anything wrong with the song per se, it’s also not a unique song.  For a closing track it is sadly, unmemorable.

Overall, this album feels a bit half baked.  There is clearly talent at work, however many of the songs aren’t as strong as they could be, or frankly should be, given the amount off praise tossed Ivy League’s way.   Perhaps production was rushed, or perhaps it’s was just the wrinkles of working with new producers and a new label.  Either way, someone needs to stick this one back in the oven for a bit.

3/5 Stars



HD Video: Ivy League full set at Chain Reaction (June 23, 2013)

Midland, Texas punks Ivy League recently played a show at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, California and somebody recorded the whole thing in high video/audio quality.  You can watch the whole set right here.

The band released a new album titled “Transparency” June 11th through 6131 Records.



Ivy League TX stream “Transparency” in its entirety

Ivy League TX are streaming their new album Transparency in its entirety. Go here to check it out.

Transparency will be released on June 25th on 6131 Records, and you can pre-order the album here.



Ivy League stream new song “Void” from upcoming album “Transparency”; head out on tour

Midland, Texas punks Ivy League will be releasing a brand new album titled “Transparency” June 11th through 6131 Records.

To give you a taste of what’s to come you can stream the new song “Void” right here.

The band will be heading out on a big US tour starting in June, dates and locations of which can be found here.

Ivy League released an EP, Summer Sessions via 6131 Records in 2011.



Ivy League stream new song “Losing Sleep” from upcoming album “Transparency”

Midland, Texas punks Ivy League will be releasing a brand new album titled “Transparency” June 11th through 6131 Records.  To give you a taste of what’s to come you can stream the new song “Losing Sleep” right here.

Ivy League released an EP, Summer Sessions via 6131 Records in 2011.



Ivy League announce May tour dates

Midland, Texas punks Ivy League have announced a West Coast/Midwest tour this May with Handguns and Kills and Thrills. They’ll be making stops in CA, AZ, UT, CO, NE, OH and MO. To see the dates click here.

Ivy League released an EP, Summer Sessions via 6131 Records last fall.



Ivy League streaming new song “Daybreak” from upcoming EP

Recent 6131 Records signees Ivy League from Midland, Texas are now streaming a new song called “Daybreak” off their upcoming EP.  Check the song out right here.

Ivy League will be out on the road for the rest of October, and you can check out their tour dates here.

Ivy League released their self-titled debut EP on April 9th.



Ivy League signs to 6131 Reocords, releasing new EP “Summer Sessions”

Texas punk act Ivy League has just signed to 6131 Records where they plan to release a new EP called “Summer Sessions” in the coming months.

If you’re unfamiliar with the band you can stream (and pay-what-you-want for a download of) their self-titled EP here.