Setting out to create the most twisted and disgusting pop record ever created, The Body certainly achieved that goal with their latest album, No One ... read more
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Leatherface never achieved the success they deserved. In the late '80s and early '90s, the UK punk band created a sound - marked by gravely ... read more
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Check out our new featured stream, a split EP from Power Take Off (Concord, MN) and Multicult (Baltimore, MD).
The new 7” includes 3 songs from Power Take Off, a dark and noisy affair that features Adam Marx (Seawhores). On the flip side, Multicult are a tad mathier, delivering “Repeating Decimal Point of Trauma.”
The record releases officially on May 25 via Learning Curve Records.
Posted April 28, 2016, 11:30 p.m.
Levitation, the new incarnation of Austin Psych Fest at Carson Creek Ranch, has been cancelled due to severe weather predicted in the already weather-weary state of Texas. The festival organizers are actively trying to organize alternative venues for the major players, but the festival grounds were considered too sketchy for the event to continue.
As someone who has gone to Levitation at Carson Creek Ranch, I can understand their decision. That being said, this is most unfortunate, because the lineup this year at Levitation was ridiculous. I really feel for the people that travelled to Austin only for the event to be cancelled at the last minute. Hopefully, many of the bands will be able to find alternate venues to play at.
That is all, hopefully Austin Psych Fest continues. Cancelling any festival is a major financial hardship, and it certainly is a hardship for the folks running this festival. I consider Levitation to be one of the best events in Austin, and I hope that it will continue going forward.
Posted April 28, 2016, 10:54 p.m.
Dogfish Head Brewing has announced Analog-A-Go-Go 2016. Now in its 6th year, the music and beer festival will take place on Sept. 17 near Wilmington, DE with a musical line-up including Built To Spill, Talib Kweli,Beach Slang, and more.
Full line-up: Built To Spill, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Talib Kweli, Ra Ra Riot, Beach Slang, Fiance
Posted April 27, 2016, 6:26 p.m.
Currently on tour with The Termals, Summer Cannibals have announced the release of Full Of It coming on May 27 through Kill Rock Stars label.
The band, who have two previous releases--including last year's Show Us Your Mind (New Moss Records)--debuted new track "Simple Life" from the new LP.
After their tour with The Thermals the band will set out on a headlining tour in June.
Posted April 27, 2016, 4:49 p.m.
Purgatory will embark on a two week run this summer with support from Heavens Die (select dates), covering the US southeast, east coast, and Midwest, also hittin gup Gateway to the West Fest in September.
The band last released Gospel of War in 2015 (Escapist Records).
Posted April 26, 2016, 2:28 p.m.
Posted April 22, 2016, 10:01 p.m.
Drunken Sailor has three new releasees coming out in the near future: a split 7" from No Ditching and Baby Ghosts, new Spokenest LP Gone, Gone, Gone, and a reissue of Downtown Boys, previously released Sister Polygon Records.
Posted April 20, 2016, 8:10 p.m.
On July 15 Profound Lore will be releasing the second album from New York's Psalm Zero, Stranger to Violence.
The cinematic group last released The Drain in 2014.
Posted April 20, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Masked Intruder, set to release a new EP this July during their run ont he 2016 Warped Tour, have joined Pure Noise Records.
The masked band has previously released records with Red Scare Industries and Fat Wreck Chords.
We would like to take this opportunity to say that any alleged rumors of us being kicked off Fat cause we “allegedly stole” a “bunch of shit” from the “eccentric proprietors of the historic label” are completely and totally unsubstantiated and stupid. We will always love Fat and everyone there, from a distance consistent with the court’s alleged rulings.
Their last full-length was M.I., released in 2014. SPB spoke with the band around that time.
Posted April 20, 2016, 4 p.m.
Dirtnap Records will be releasing the second album from Martha on July 8. Titled Blisters in the Pit of My Heart, the new album releases on July 8 in the US. Fortuna POP! will release the album in the UK.
The band has also released a split EP with Benny the Jet Rodriguez.
Hear "Goldman's Detective Agency" after the jump.
Line-up changes are a scary thought. When it was first announced that vocalist Charlie Fell and guitarist Ken Sorceron were leaving Lord Mantis, it indeed felt like a devastating blow for the band. And the timing was just so depressing, just a little while after the band had released its most complete work in Death Mask? However, Lord Mantis seamlessly bounced back from that in a rapid manner. Guitarist Scott A. Shellhamer (American Heritage) joined the band, as did bassist ...
The Falcon are a curious band: a collection of rogue Chicagoans (now with Dave Hause as well), lead vocalist Brendan Kelly (The Lawrence Arms) seems to get the most attention ...
Coming out of Miami, Wrong rose from the ashes of hardcore/punk band Capsule, who released a couple of great albums, including their self-titled record and Blue, before calling it quits. ...
The future looked very dark for Cobalt, following the release of 2009's Gin. Wunder and McSorley seemed to have perfected their recipe for the black metal outfit, following the release ...
Since 2001 Tim Hecker has been exploring the more adventurous sides of electronic music. The experimental scope of the artist has moved through dark territories, taking on elements of drone, ...
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Endless Mike and the Beagle Club are from Johnstown, PA (about an hour outside of my second home, Pittsburgh), and their album St. Paul (produced by Anti-Flag's Chris Baker, adding ...
Even after a decade, Ignite still managed to put out a record that was the logical step forward from Our Darkest Days. While it's not a "reunion" album, it certainly ...
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Full of Hell remain successful in orbiting the broad domain of hardcore punk without becoming victims of convention or straying from ethic. With the release of Amber Mote in the ...
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Murder by Death The Echoplex Hollywood, CA March 25th, 2016 Murder by Death are currently in the middle of one final tour before settling down and working on their next ... read more
Madonna Allphones Arena Sydney, AUS March 19, 2016 Clickbait is a disease. A virus spreading from self-professed arbiters of taste under the veneer of information. According to the narrative of ... read more
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