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New Go Deep

Posted Sept. 28, 2015, 8:27 a.m.
New Go Deep

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Go Deep has announced their debut full-length, Influence, is to come out onNov. 6 on 6131 Records.

Formed in 2013, the band released the Counseling EP shortly thereafter.

Influence track list: 1. Slumberland2. Products3. Wrong Side of Town4. Antidote5. Designated6. Gentleman's Club7. Mediocrity8. It's Ending Soon9. Murder Suicide10. Under My Skin11. Palms

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Mondo Generator to hit the road with Peter Pan Speedrock

Posted Sept. 27, 2015, 8 p.m.
Mondo Generator to hit the road with Peter Pan Speedrock

artwork by Jack C. Gregory

Mondo Generator and Dutch band Peter Pan Speedrock have scheduled a US tour in the month of October.

The tour marks the latter band's return to the US after a thriteen year hiatus between records. They recently released Buckle Up And Shove It!.

10/9 - North Star (Philadelphia, PA)
10/10 - Wonder Bar (Asbury Park, NJ)
10/11 - Bowery Electric (New York, NY)
10/12 - Ottobar (Baltimore, MD)
10/14 - Hard Rock Cafe (Pittsburgh, PA_
10/15 - Small's (Hamtramck, MI)
10/16 - Brauerhouse (Lombard, IL)
10/17 - Rock Island Brewing (Rock Island, IL)
10/19 - The 5th Quarter (Indianapolis, IN)
10/21 - Larimer Lounge (Denver, CO)
10/24 - Shredder (Boise, ID)
10/25 - El Corazon Lounge (Seattle, WA) 

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Records New EP form The Rentiers

Posted Sept. 27, 2015, 7:55 p.m.

New EP form The Rentiers

The Rentiers - Black Metal Yoga

Joel Tannenbaum (Plow Untied) project The Rentiers will release a new 7" on Nov. 17 titled Black Metal Yoga. The new EP was recorded by Seth Kauffman.

MP3s Wasted Blood premiere song off new record

Posted Sept. 26, 2015, 11:15 a.m.

Wasted Blood premiere song off new record

Ashtabula, OH's Wasted Blood have leaked the song "Born from Regret" at Toilet Ov Hell. The song comes from their upcoming full-length, titled Void, which releases on Nov. 6 via Escapist Records. It will ...

Records Operator EP, new song

Posted Sept. 25, 2015, 8:44 p.m.

Operator EP, new song

Puzzlephonics I

Set to release their debut EP, Puzzlephonics I, on Oct. 9, Brooklyn's Operator are streaming a new song named "Requirements." The band has several shows booked across Brooklyn next month in line with the ...

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MP3s Atmosphere release "Finer Things"

Posted Sept. 25, 2015, 11 a.m. in MP3s by Loren

Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere have releasedd a new single titled "Finer Things." The single, included below, features deM atlaS (also on Rhymesayers) and comes in ...

Upcoming Tour + Festival DatesSeptember 25th – Las Vegas, NV – Life Is BeautifulSeptember 30th – London, UK – Electric BrixtonOctober 1st – Brighton, UK – The ArchOctober 2nd – Manchester, UK – GorillaOctober 4th – Glasgow, UK – GarageOctober 5th – Bristol, UK – The FleeceOctober 7th – Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg (The Max)October 8th – Brussels, BE – BotaniqueOctober 9th – Zurich, CH – Rote FabrikOctober 10th – Paris, FR – BellvilloiseOctober 12th – Cologne, DE – Club Bahnhof EhrenfeldOctober 13th – Munich, DE – Hansa 39October 14th – Berlin, DE – Columbia TheaterOctober 16th – Copenhagen, DK – PumpehusetOctober 17th – Oslo, NO – Parkteatret

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Bands 1QI: Boysetsfire, Axis, Caustic Casanova, Neon Shudder

Posted Sept. 25, 2015, 8:40 a.m. in Bands by Cheryl

1QI: Boysetsfire, Axis, Caustic Casanova, Neon Shudder

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

Nathan Gray (solo, Boysetsfire)
SPB: Can you like a musician whose politics you disagree with?
Nathan: Can you? Yes. Should you? Well, that is up to the individual. There are many hymns that I rather enjoy, but do not agree at all with the content. I am also not a huge fan of limiting ones musical experience due to questionable lyrics or ideology. What would the world of classical music be without the brilliance of Richard Wagner, and how would we possibly even have envisioned the amazing forward thinking paths that Black Metal has taken, if we were not first inspired to take the golden bits, and leave the shit. In short, "you could learn a lot from a dummy."
Tyler Forsythe (Axis)SPB: What was your first musical instrument? How old were you?Tyler: I started playing bass when I was 11 and it was the first instrument I had ever really had an interest in playing. My older brother had already been playing for years so it was somewhat easy for me to feel motivated to learn. He brought home an old P-bass copy that got left at his practice space along with his old amp for me to plug into. The next few years of my life were spent not really doing or caring about anything else because all I wanted to do was learn how to play my favorite Rage Against the Machine and Blink-182 records from front to back.
Francis Beringer (Caustic Casanova)
SPB: Do you get nerves before you play a show?
Francis: Sometimes yes, sometimes no. I used to get nerves before every show, now it happens only once in a while. There are different kinds of nerves - the "no one is here" nerves, the "there are so many people here" nerves, and the "the microphones/monitors in this venue do not work" nerves. For me, those nerves manifest themselves in tightness and stiffness in the hands for the first song, but that goes away once we get going.  When we're on tour and have been playing for weeks I rarely get phased by anything or nervous before a show.
Neon Shudder
SPB: It seems like there would be a temptation when working within the world of cyberpunk to make soundtracks to situations presented in pre-existing games, books, or movies.  Do you find yourself doing that, or do you try to represent your own imaginary worlds and situations with your music?  
Neon Shudder: The name "neon shudder" was actually taken from William Gibson's novel Neuromancer ("Beyond the neon shudder of Ninsei" was the line) so right from the start I was definitely rooted in cyberpunk media/imagery with my vision for this project. If you go all the way back to my first EP the track “neurohexazine” was greatly inspired by Michael McCann's gorgeous Deus Ex: Human Revolution soundtrack. Listening to his soundtrack, and artists like Danger and Buck-Tick, I knew I wanted to do something that had a real “cyberpunk” feel to it, but I didn't want to base my work around other people's creative endeavors.
I didn't specifically set out to make a “soundtrack” to anything, but it was always in the back of my mind to explore something original musically. For a long time I had a cyberpunk/post-cyberpunk story I wanted to write but had no idea how to really execute it.  Eventually when deciding what to do with my first full-length album I realized this could be my outlet for that story. I'm currently working on an EP titled O-8015that will be released on 10/13/15 centered around a corrupted android who becomes dangerously obsessed with their human counterpart, but not in a way you'd expect.  Each of the 5 songs will have corresponding art and story components that come with the EP. After that I'll be working on Cadence, a full-length 20 track album with matching chapters and art just like O-8015. I don't want to give away much of the plot just yet but it explores massive fictional city of Cadence and people inhabiting it. It will be set in the same universe as the O-8015 EP. Seeing as my music is mostly instrumental I'm hoping this can add more substance to my work beyond dark synths and pounding drums.
The real temptation with the music is to stay safely within the boundaries of synthwave. I really enjoy the genre but it's easy to get caught up wanting to be the next Perturbator or Carpenter Brut: to find something that works and keep repeating the formula. I definitely admire those artists a great deal but I've been trying to slowly push away from the genre and do something a little different, and a little more “me.” Hopefully this really shows in O-8015 and Cadence.

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Videos Night Birds drop video off new record

Posted Sept. 24, 2015, 9:40 p.m. in Videos by Loren

Night Birds drop video off new record

photo by Keith Marlowe

With a new record, Mutiny at Muscle Beach, coming out next month on Oct. 2 (Fat Wreck Chords), Night Birds have released a video from ...

Track listing:01. (I'm) Wired02. Life Is Not Amusement For Me03. Blank Eyes04. Lapsed Catholics Need Discipline05. In the Red / In the Black06. Golden Age of TV07. Mutiny at Muscle Beach08. Son of Dad09. Off the Grid10. King Kong11. Miskatonic Stomp12. Left in the MiddleTour Dates:10/02 - Chicago, IL @ Double Door^10/03 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird^10/04 - Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon^10/09 - Philly, PA @ First Unitarian Church*10/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Williamsburg Hall of Music*10/11 - Brooklyn, NY @ St Vitus*10/17 - Warren, NJ @ Warren American Legion w/ Executors, Hot Blood, No Parole10/24 - Toronto, ON @ Not Dead Yet Fest10/30 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 1410/31 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest 1411/20 - Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar w/ Ravagers, Advlts, Flying Faders11/21 - Richmond, VA @ Hardywood Craft Brewery11/27 - Brattleboro, VT @ Headroom Stages w/ Negative Approach, Dropdead, Child Bite11/28 - Boston, MA @ Middle East w/ Casanovas in Heat12/03 - Seattle, WA @ Black Lodge w/ Angry Snowmans, VHS, The Loss, Wolfgang Fuck12/04 - Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria w/ The Jolts, Angry Snowmans12/05 - Portland, OR @ Black Water
^ = w/ Dillinger Four, The Brokedowns* = w/ Dillinger Four

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Tours Baroness schedules winter dates

Posted Sept. 24, 2015, 8:42 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Baroness schedules winter dates

photo by Jimmy Hubbard

With the upcoming release of Purple set for Dec. 18, Baroness will hit the road in support of their soon to be fourth full-length. Baroness ...

Dates for the band’s forthcoming U.S. tour are listed below, tickets are on-sale now.November 27 Columbus, OH Ace of CupsNovember 28 Chicago, IL Beat KitchenNovember 29 Madison, WI FrequencyDecember 1 St. Louis, MO The DemoDecember 2 Lawrence, KS Jackpot Music HallDecember 4 Oklahoma City, OK 89th Street CollectiveDecember 5 Dallas, TX Double WideDecember 6 Austin, TX MohawkDecember 8 Houston, TX Rudyard’sDecember 9 New Orleans, LA Gasa GasaDecember 11 Gainesville, FL 8-BIT BarDecember 12 Savannah, GA The JinxDecember 13 Atlanta, GA The EarlDecember 15 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506December 16 Richmond, VA Strange MatterDecember 18 Baltimore, MD Metro GalleryDecember 19 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’sDecember 20 Brooklyn, NY Saint Vitus Bar

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Tours Gang of Four tour

Posted Sept. 24, 2015, 4:31 p.m. in Tours by Loren

Gang of Four tour

Fresh off a new record this year titled What Happens Next, their first without Jon King on vocals, Gang of Four will be touring the ...

Records New from The Saddest Landscape

Posted Sept. 24, 2015, 12:23 p.m. in Records by Loren

New from The Saddest Landscape

The Saddest Landscape is returning this fall with the new Darkness Forgives LP, dur out on Oct. 23 via Topshelf Records. It will be preceeded ...

Upcoming Showsw/ State Faults
OCT 23 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside OCT 24 - San Diego, CA @ Che CafeOCT 25 - La Puente, CA @ Bridgetown DIY
w/ Empire! Empire! (i was a lonely estate)
NOV 06 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's BarNOV 07 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen NOV 08 - Lakewood Heights, OH @ Mahall's Basement
w/ Vattnet Viskar*
NOV 13 - West Haven, CT @ The Crunch House NOV 14 - Boston, MA @ Middle East Upstairs*NOV 15 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall*

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Records Total Abuse announce Excluded

Posted Sept. 24, 2015, 9:19 a.m. in Records by Loren

Total Abuse announce Excluded

Total Abuse, formed in 2007, will drop a new LP named Excluded next month.  Releaesd by Deranged, the new record is the band's fourth ...

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