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Southern Lord signs Jesus Piece

Posted July 15, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
Southern Lord signs Jesus Piece

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Jesus Piece, currently supporting Darkest Hour and Havok on a US tour, have signed with Southern Lord.

The hardcore band has previously released EPs, one self-released, another on Bridge Nine, and will issue their first full-length on Southern Lord in 2018.

Tour dates are below.

JESUS PIECE Tour Dates:7/15/2017 Dingbatz - Clifton, NJ w/ Darkest Hour, Havok 7/16/2017 Shaka's - Virginia Beach, VA w/ Darkest Hour, Havok 7/18/2017 Ground Zero - Spartanburg, SC w/ Darkest Hour, Havok 7/19/2017 Backbooth - Orlando, FL w/ Darkest Hour, Havok 7/20/2017 O'Malley's - Margate, FL w/ Darkest Hour, Havok 7/21/2017 Crowba - Tampa, FL w/ Darkest Hour, Havok 7/22/2017 Masquerade (Hell) - Atlanta, GA w/ Darkest Hour, Havok 7/23/2017 Drunk Horse Pub - Fayetteville, NC w/ Darkest Hour, Havok

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Start-up Dodgeball Records forms

Posted July 10, 2017, 9:09 p.m.
Start-up Dodgeball Records forms

Chris Messer of Showoff and his wife Dani have launched new Chicagoland record label Dodgeball Records, with help from longtime friend Mike Felumlee (Smoking Popes/Alkaline Trio/Live From The Rock Room) on board.

"Our goal is basically to build a brand that represents our core values. Those values are integrity, honesty, transparency (which is not very label-like if you have ever been on one- especially major labels), loyalty, treating each other like a functional family and having everything we do be a labor of love instead of it being done for the love of money," says co-founder Chris Messer.

"Mostly for us, we’d like to build the community back to where it was when I was playing in Showoff in the 90’s, by nurturing relationships with independent record stores, other artists and other labels with similar values. A community that helps one another, isn’t part of the “ME” culture and is more about an “us” culture.. I’m hoping that extends to the communities around us, our artists and our fans," he adds.

The label's first release with be by Indianapolis' Amuse on August 4, followed by a new LP from Showoff in the fall.

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Labels God Mother join Party Smasher

Posted July 10, 2017, 6:40 p.m.

God Mother join Party Smasher

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Sweden's God Mother have announced that they've signed to US label Party Smasher, founded by Ben Weinman of Dillinger Escape Plan. Weinman states: "For some reason, out of all the European countries producing ...

Labels Deafkids join Neurot

Posted July 1, 2017, 5:49 p.m.

Deafkids join Neurot

Neurot Recordings has agreed to release Configuração Do Lamento from Deafkids on October 6. The release will be on 10" vinyl and on CD. "I first read about Deafkids when I saw a headline ...

Labels Muskets join No Sleep

Posted April 28, 2017, 9:16 p.m.

Hailling from Brighton, UK, Mustkets have joined No Sleep Records for the release of their next record. Check out a video for the song "17 Years" here:

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Labels Racquet Club (Knapsack, Samiam) join Rise

Posted April 15, 2017, 10:31 a.m. in Labels by Loren

Racquet Club (Knapsack, Samiam) join Rise

Rise Records has announced that Racquet Club will join the label with plans to release a self-titled album later this year. The band includes guitarist ...

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Labels tricot now on Topshelf

Posted March 27, 2017, 10:12 p.m. in Labels by Loren

tricot now on Topshelf

Kyoto's tricot, an alt-rock trio described as "melodic post-rock-inspired sounds and jazz-influenced instrumental breaks," will release a new album on Topshelf Records in the ...

Track Listing1. Tokyo Vampire Hotel2. Wabi-Sabi3. Yosoiki4. DeDeDe5. Sukima6. Pork Side7. Pork Ginger8. Echo9. 18,1910. Namu11. Munasawagi12. Setsuyakuka13. Melon Soda

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Labels Pure Noise Records announces new Weekday Records

Posted March 26, 2017, 9:01 p.m. in Labels by Loren

Pure Noise Records announces new Weekday Records

Pure Noise Records is joining efforts with Sony Music on a new label, Weeday Records, which will focus on non-punk bands that strike the ownership ...

Labels New EPs on 6131 Records

Posted March 19, 2017, 12:26 p.m. in Labels by Loren

New EPs on 6131 Records

6131 Records has announced two new EPs coming out next week on March 24. The label will co-release Codist's Porcelain Boy EP and American ...

Labels Author & Punisher jump to Relapse

Posted March 17, 2017, 8:14 a.m. in Labels by Loren

Author & Punisher jump to Relapse

photo by Thomas Mazerolles

Tristan Shone's solo project Author & Punisher is coming to Relapse Records. With five releases under his belt already, including a band new EP here ...

AUTHOR & PUNISHER TOUR DATES:
Mar 24 Vancouver, BC The AstoriaMar 25 Portland, OR Ash Street SaloonMar 27 Seattle, WA BarbozaMar 30 San Francisco, CA Thee Parkside *Mar 31 Oxnard, CA Oxnard Club FalloutApr 01 Los Angeles, CA The Complex *
* w/ Sanford Parker and Bruce Lamont
Apr 07 Brussels, BE AprApr 08 Antwerp, BE Het BosApr 09 Utrecht, NL dB’sApr 11 Cologne, DE UndergroundApr 12 Dresden, DE ChemiefabrikApr 13 Berlin, DE DroneburgApr 14 Hamburg, DE DroneburgApr 15 Manchester, UK Fat OutApr 17 London, UK UnderworldApr 23 Tilburg, NL Roadburn FestivalApr 24 Paris, FR Espace BApr 25 Clermont-Ferrand, FR Raymound ClubApr 27 Bologna, IT Freakout ClubApr 28 Milano, IT LigeraApr 29 Rome, IT Acrobax

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Labels The Bigger Empty to release on La Escalera

Posted Feb. 8, 2017, 8:01 p.m. in Labels by Loren

The Bigger Empty to release on La Escalera

Chicago's The Bigger Empty have announced the upcoming Lakes & Oceans Vol 1: Michigan, the first of four EPs to be released quarterly on La ...

Track Listing:1. By Its Own (So What)2. All Mixed Up3. Sleepy Head4. Take My Heart with You5. Parachute

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Labels Cutting Through to release on New Age

Posted Jan. 10, 2017, 8:18 a.m. in Labels by Loren

Cutting Through to release on New Age

Portland's Cutting Through have joined New Age Records for a 12" EP to be recorded soon and released later this summer. The band includes ...

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