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Out with the old, in with the new. Ending the phase of their 2nd album Gold Fever, alt-rockers little hurricane is releasing the b-sides to bandcamp for a “name-your-price” deal. Looking to the future, they have begun recording material for their 3rd album. Check out the studio picture and bandcamp embed below.
As previously reported, the To Write Love On Her Arms Movie be getting a direct-to-dvd release. The soundtrack will be launched the same day as well on outlets such as iTunes and Amazon. Hidden inside a Q&A section on the film’s website, we now have a tracklisting. Several of the artists are covered here on IVM. The most noteworthy song on this list is Jon Foreman’s previously unreleased “You Don’t Know How Beautiful You Are (Surrender)”. I’ve also attached a…
Thrice have announced that they will be performing at this year’s Skate & Surf Fest (Asbury Park, NJ) in May, Amnesia Rock Fest (Montebello, Quebec, Canada) in June, & HevyFest (UK) in August. Follow the links for more details.
Verlaine have joined up with MP45 Records (Anchor & Braille, The Hawk In Paris, Wesley Blaylock) & will release a new single “St. Marks” will release March 6th. They also just released a new acoustic version of “Seven Hills” which you can listen to below via Bandcamp. As a reminder, the band features Dan Cole (Forever Changed), Jonathan Young (The Myriad), Kevin Woerner (twothirtyeight), and Jonathan Wood (Drypoint).
Abandon Kansas have announced the first round of dates for the upcoming Living Room Tour & you can purchase tickets here. A second batch of 20 dates will be announced on February 27th. The “[s]how includes a full band unplugged set of the new album top to bottom + older songs from the catalog + Q&A with the band + copies of the new cd with us on the road months before it hits stores or comes out online.”
Alt-rock band ’68 will be hitting the road on the 2015 Vans Warped Tour. The band will be playing the tour in its entirety alongside bands such as Jule Vera, Family Force 5, Icon for Hire, and many others. Check out the dates and buy tickets on the Warped Tour website.
Brooks Paschal, frontman of Sullivan, has posted an acoustic performance video for the track “Melanoma Lullaby”. Watch below. The song is on the band’s new album Heavy Is The Head, which is available now on Spartan Records.
According to the wonderful solo talent that is, Josiah James, his recent song (off his last ‘Identity’ ep released in 2014) was re-recorded by Audio Adrenaline in the form of “Love Was Stronger”. The new Audio Adrenaline track will be released to the public tomorrow through all digital networks.
Squeezing in a string of dates between tours, Hearts Like Lions have announced their intentions to tour with Hotel Books in March. This will follow HLL’s That Wimpy Deer? tour and come before Hotel Books’ tour with Defeater. Check out the dates below.
ForeverAtLast will hit the studio next week to begin recording with producer Matt Goldman (Underoath, Anberlin, The Devil Wears Prada, Copeland, & many more). The album will release this summer on Victory Records. View the announcement below.
Good Luck Varsity have released a new track called “Hailsham Pavilion”. Listen & download (Name Your Price) below via Bandcamp. [h/t Jordan]
The dates for the Tour De Compadres have been announced & can be seen below. The lineup features NEEDTOBREATHE, Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors & Colony House on the entire tour, with Ben Rector on Leg 1 & Switchfoot on Leg 2. The ticket pre-sale password will be released tomorrow & Wednesday ticketless VIP upgrades will be available.
The Choir have announced a tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark album, Circle Slide. The band will perform the album live in its entirety as well as other songs. Michael Roe of 77s will play bass for them, as well as opening the shows with an acoustic set featuring songs from the upcoming deluxe anniversary issue of the 77s album Pray Naked. The tour will begin April 17th with dates TBA.
We’re thrilled to announce that Lybecker will release their new EP, Wild Hearts Don’t Stop, on March 24th. Check out the album cover & a music video for the catchy single “Without A Fight” below.
Coming straight from Alabama, here is a brand new pop alternative band called Jule Vera. They are posed for big things this year as they have just been signed to Pure Noise Records, are releasing a new EP called Friendly Enemies, and were just announced to play on Warped Tour. The icing on this cake? Stephen Christian (formerly of Anberlin) has done some co-writes for the band. You can listen to the band’s new track “One Little…
Brooke Fraser has released a video for the single “Magical Machine” which you can watch below. The song appears on her new album Brutal Romantic, which release late last year via Vagrant Records.
Ocean Is Theory released their final album, titled Future Fears, very quietly in 2012. The band ended up breaking up but they want to release that album on vinyl for the first time. Since they no longer tour they need the fans to help. The IndieGoGo campaign is looking to raise $6500 to cover the costs of releasing it via Watchmaker Records.
NEEDTOBREATHE is beginning to release information on the upcoming ‘Tour De Compadres’. Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors & Colony House will join them for the entire tour, while Ben Rector appears on Leg 1 & Switchfoot on Leg 2. Dates & locations will be announced on February 2nd. ‘Join’ the Event Page on Facebook in order to receive the pre-sale password on Feb. 3rd before tickets go on sale on the 4th.
Talkie is the band that I always knew I needed to hear. Now you should hear them too. Check out my review of their grungy debut EP.
Surf rock band Switchfoot is the fourth and final band to receive a tour invite from NEEDTOBREATHE. Switchfoot will join Ben Rector, Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, Colony House, and NEEDTOBREATHE on the “Tour De Compadres”. This is shaping up to be one of the greatest tour lineups in recent memory (and better than certain summer festival lineups, in my opinion). Keep an eye out for tour dates soon!
Arson’s Harbor, an alternative rock band out of Lynchburg, Virginia, released their EP titled Grow last October. Stream that album below via Spotify or at least check out the title track! Recently the band signed a management deal with Fortsatte Music Company so look for the band to expand their presence & touring in 2015. RIYL: Manchester Orchestra, Brand New
It appears that Pacific Gold, who just finished the final mixes of their new album, might be working with BC Music for the release. The group, who appeared on BC’s recent compilation titled The Lineup, are also now listed on the band page on Bad Christian’s website along with The Classic Crime, Emery, Abandon Kansas, & more.
’68 have released their new music video for “Track 9” & you can watch below. The song appears on the band’s latest album, titled In Humor And Sadness, which is available everywhere now. The footage was taken by Micah Bearden at a live show in Atlanta. [h/t synn’r sainte jeb’beau]
Pioneer are finally ready to release their new EP, titled Passive Aggression Part 1, on March 31st via Slospeak Records. This is the first album featuring Chad Shirrell on lead vocals & after pushing back the release a few times, “the band is ready to reveal their new sound”. This is the first part of a 2-part EP.
Following their recent signing with Tooth & Nail, I dug up some old news and found a We Are The City sampler on Noisetrade. The songs span several records including their latest album Violent. That album will be re-released by T&N on March 24th. Download Sound Samples, Song Examples in the widget below.
‘Skeleton Key’ is the passion product of a man named Dave. The name “Dave” might sound ordinary and not that interesting. Dave is one of the most common names out there. What could he possibly bring to the table that any other Dave can’t provide to us already? Dave Swanson is actually quite the contrary to that.
Ben Rector has posted a video (see below) of his invitation from NEEDTOBREATHE to join the ‘Tour De Compadres’. Check out the previous post which highlights the announcement videos from Colony House as well as Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors. There is one more to be announced. Any guesses?
Abandon Kansas have announced the two guest vocalists for their upcoming fan-funded new album. Shane Ochsner from Everything In Slow Motion (& Hands) is featured in a track called “Mirror” & Brianna Gaither will appear in “Anniversary”. The band is hoping to release the album in the May/June timeframe. Who else is looking forward to this record?
Indefinite Hiatus have released a brand new album called ‘S/T/E/P/’. You can listen & download for free below via Bandcamp. The duo combines a range of influences featuring glimpses of dance, punk, spoken word, electro, & more into a unique overall sound.
Copeland announced that they will be supporting Paramore on this Spring. Paramore isn’t calling it a “tour” & it will be smaller shows. Check out the poster, dates, & ticket info below.
Some videos have surfaced of various artists receiving packages from the band NEEDTOBREATHE. So far, Colony House and Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors have received said mail. Inside the package is an invitation to join NEEDTOBREATHE on a “Tour De Compadres” alongside some hats, mustaches, and sports gear. Colony House will be touring until the end of March and Drew Holcomb until April. My guess is that this “Tour De Compadres” will be a huge summer phenomenon.…
Tooth & Nail have signed We Are The City out of Vancouver, BC & will re-release the band’s latest album titled Violent on March 24th. Watch the video for “Baptism” below. Our own staff member Josh Hamm talked with the band via Converge Magazine last October, about a film which served as a companion of sorts to this album.
Slospeak Records have been tapped as in-flight entertainment for American Airlines over the next month. For those that wont be flying, Slospeak has put the all acoustic tracks on Noisetrade & you can listen/download below.
Slospeak In The Sky With Diamonds Vol 1 features acoustic sessions from Fever Fever, Talkie, Golden Youth, and Ravenhill. The songs were recorded live at Global Eagle Entertainment.