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New song from No Blood Spill

Posted Feb. 26, 2015, 10:45 a.m.

No Blood Spill, who will released Heavy Electricity on March 10 via Sargent House, have posted a new song from the album, embedded below. The video is to the song "El Duutro."

The Dublin band previously released the EP Street Meat in 2012.

Artist: No Spill Blood
Album: Heavy Electricity
Label: Sargent House
Release date: March 10th, 2015
Track list:
01. White Out 
02. Back To The Earth
03. Now II
04. El Duurto
05. Harsh Route 
06. Heavy Electricty
07. Thinner
08. Sweet Beans
09. Endless Drift

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Post-punk Shadow Age to release debut EP on 6131

Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 12:21 p.m.
Post-punk Shadow Age to release debut EP on 6131

Christopher DiNitto

6131 Records has announced a new EP on May 19 from Richmond, VA's Shadow Age.

Titled Silaluk, it will be the band's debut release, plaing "cold, darkly melodic post-punk."

Silaluk track list:
1. Silaluk2. A Portrait of a Young Man Drowning3. Innocence Upcoming Shows:04/13 Richmond, VA @ 25 Watt w/ Suicidas, Nocere04/24 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Nearest, Theives of Shiloh, Predation

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Tours Whirr US tour

Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 10:35 a.m.

Whirr have announced a US tour in support of Sway, released last year on Graveface Records. Joining them on various stops will be Adventures, Wildhoney, and Wild Moth. Dates are below.

Bands Lightning Bolt live dates

Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:45 a.m.

Lightning Bolt live dates

Lightning Bolt - Fantasy Empire

Noise-mongers Lightningt Bolt will tour the US in support of new album, Fantasy Empire, which releases March 24 on Thrill Jockey. It is their first new release in 6 years. Joining the band on tour ...

Bands Ilsa updates and new record

Posted Feb. 25, 2015, 9:11 a.m.

Ilsa updates and new record

Washington, DC's Ila has announced The Felon's Claw, out in May on A389 Recordings. The new album is their fourth and features artwork created by drummer Joshy Brettell and put together by Dwid ...

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Records Poison Idea set April 7 release date

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 5:34 p.m. in Records by Loren

Poison Idea set April 7 release date

On April 7, Poison idea will release Confuse & Conquer, their first new album since Latest Will and Testament in 2006. The band has tour dates ...

Jerry A. offers the following statement about the record:

It's a group effort; we all had a part in writing the songs. We've been screwing around for too long. We had to hang back and see whose heart was really in this thing we've been doing for thirty years and who was bullshitting. We have a lot of touring to do next year, to make up for the last one being cancelled due to people with the wrong priorities. Everybody in the band now lives to play and make music; that comes first. It always has, it just took a long time to filter out the flakes, and keep the diehards. So these guys know how to make this ship float. As far as I'm concerned, it feels like being reborn, having a second wind, a hardcore revival, and just discovering meaning, all at the same time. To put it mildly, we're happy, I'm happy, and this is just the start. No stopping from here out.

3/11-14/2015 The Loving Touch - Ferndale, MI @ Berserker Fest II
4/17/2015 Schaubude - Kiel DE
4/18/2015 1000Fyrd - Aalborg DE
4/19/2015 Hafenklang - Hamburg DE
4/20/2015 Little Devil - Tilburg NL
4/21/2015 Willemeen - Arnhem NL
4/22/2015 TBA - Frankfurt DE
4/23/2015 Chez Heinz - Hannover DE
4/24/2015 Wild At Heart - Berlin DE
4/25/2015 Luka - Lodz PL
4/27/2015 Alte Malzerei - Regensburg DE
4/28/2015 Exit Us - Prague CZ
4/29/2015 Explosiv - Graz AU
4/30/2015 Arena - Vienna AU
5/01/2015 Unterhund - Ormoz SL
5/02/2015 Kaleidos - Poviglio IT
5/03/2015 Traffic Club - Rome IT
5/04/2015 Border - Torino IT
5/05/2015 Between - Bregenz AT
5/06/2015 Ondulatoire - Paris FR
5/07/2015 Borderline - London UK
5/08/2015 The Doghouse - Nottingham UK
5/09/2015 The Black Bull - Gateshead UK
5/10/2015 Audio - Glasgow UK
5/12/2015 Adam And Eve Pub - Birmingham UK
5/13/2015 The Exchange - Bristol UK
5/14/2015 The Owl Sanctuary - Norwich UK
5/15/2015 Het Bos - Antwerp BE
5/16/2015 MTC - Cologne DE

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Tours Quintron, Miss Pussycat, and The Nots on tour

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 2:56 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Quintron, Miss Pussycat, and The Nots on tour

New Orleans swamp tech musicians Quintron and Miss Pussycat have announced a May-June US tour with The Nots on most of the dates in support ...

US Tour Dates
Thurs 5-14 Lafayette, LA – Blue Moon Saloon
Fri 5-15 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
Sat 5-16  Austin TX – Red 7 Outside *
Sun 5-17 Lubbock, Tx- Depot District Obar *
Mon 5-18 Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits*
Tues 5-19 Phoenix, AZ- The Valley Bar*
Wed 5-20 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar *
Thurs 5-21 Los Angeles, CA – Jewels Catch One *
Fri 5-22  - Weather Warlock
Sat 5-23 San Francisco, CA- The Elbo Room*
Sun 5-24 Santa Cruz, CA – The Crepe Place*
Mon 5-25 San Francisco, CA – Weather Warlock
Tues 5-26 Eureka, CA – The Shanty *
Wed 5-27 Portland OR- Weather Warlock
Thurs 5-28 Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios*
Fri 5-29 Seattle, WA- Sunset Tavern *
Sat 5-30 Vancouver, BC - The Fox Cabaret *
Mon 6-01 Calgary, AB - Palomino Social Club*
Tues 6-02 Missoula, MT - Stage 112 *
Wed 6-03 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge *
Fri 6-05 Denver, CO - Oriental Theater *
Sat 6-06 Lincoln, NE - Vega *
Mon 6-08 Kansas City, MO - Record Bar *
Tues 6-09 or Wed 6-10 Tulsa- TBD
Thurs 6-11 Memphis, TN - Hi Tone *
Fri 6-12 Nashville, TN- The Stone Fox
Sat 6-13 Atlanta, GA - The Earl
* w/  Nots

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Labels SideOneDummy at 20

Posted Feb. 24, 2015, 2:24 p.m. in Labels by Loren

SideOneDummy at 20

Celebrating 20 years of releases, SideOneDummy will be reissuing several classics on vinyl in 2015, The first is Live at Park Ave on 10" from ...

Records New from City of Ships

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 4:36 p.m. in Records by Loren

City of Ships will release a brand new album on April 21, with cd/digital releases handled by Translation Loss Records and the vinyl on ...

Bands 1QI: Seven Sisters of Sleep, Dead Bars, Modest Midget, Alexeï Kawolski

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 2:23 p.m. in Bands by Cheryl Prime

1QI: Seven Sisters of Sleep, Dead Bars, Modest Midget, Alexeï Kawolski

Welcome to our almost daily quickie Q&A feature: One Question Interviews. Follow us at facebook or twitter and we'll post one interview every ...

Brian Thomas (Seven Sisters of Sleep)
SPB: What do you think of cassettes?
Brian: Tapes are cool--cooler when it says “Megadeth” on it and you shoplifted it from a Kmart in 1994, and totally got away with it.
As they stand today, they sound like shit compared to other formats, they have a limited lifespan, and break way too easily. All that said, tapes have an undeniable charm to those of us old enough to remember why CDs coming out was a big deal.
John (Dead Bars)
SPB: What does your name mean?
Dead Bars: It comes from a long history of drinking by myself at bars with no one in them.
Lionel Ziblat (Modest Midget)
SPB: Which music by classical composers do you think has held up the best into the 21st century? Lionel: Great question! Since it's also a great passion of mine to write for Classical instances (choirs, orchestras and chamber), I try to keep in touch with contemporary Classical music as well. You'll be amazed how much good music was written since Purcell (17th Century) ‘til Ligeti (end of 20th Century).
I think that Classical music plays a much bigger role in our lives than many people realize. There are the few very famous tunes that everybody knows like the theme from Beethoven's 9th, which is one of the most popular tunes out there still(!) although most people don't even realize it. But there are also other influences that more modern composers like Stravinsky & Ravel have had on Hollywood film scoring throughout the 20th Century.
Still, I feel that nowadays well-crafted music, whether it's classical, jazz or anything else, is too often overlooked and neglected. Because we are enslaved to some amazing technology now in a way that our focus on details and on spiritual quality is getting very poor.
Alexeï Kawolski
SPB: Is today's EDM scene hurting electronic music as a whole?
Alexeï: English is not my first language, I hope my answer makes sense...
I'm maybe naïve, but I don't think EDM scene is really hurting electronic music as a whole and I don't see it as a threat to experimental electronic music.
EDM is mainly focused on being entertaining and making people dance, it responds to a legitimate need. Other music fulfil other needs. I don't see music genres as exclusive or as competing against each other. I like to think that some part of the audience that got interested in electronic music by EDM will dig further toward other electronic music genres. The same person can listen to Deadmau5, Alva Noto, and Richard Devine depending on the context.
Perhaps someday people will get tired of EDM. Maybe it is an ephemeral trend that will be replaced or maybe it will last. Anyways, the need for experimentation and innovation will always be. EDM only challenges other electronic music genres in a positive way; more than ever, they need to be inventive to stay relevant and to avoid to be shadowed.

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Records new why+the+wires

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 2:01 p.m. in Records by Loren

new why+the+wires

why+the+wires will be releasing a new LP this ummer on Jetsam-Flotsam and One Percent Press. The LP is titled Flame Failures and follows ...

Videos AATS premiere new video for Cloak & Dagger

Posted Feb. 23, 2015, 1:42 p.m. in Videos by Aideen

AATS premiere new video for Cloak & Dagger

The Cloak & Dagger Remix EP cover art

Minneapolis trio AATS, formerly known as Aaron & The Sea, have released a new video for "Cloak & Dagger". The song is taken from the synth-pop band ...

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