Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Blue Man Group Creator Announces Camp Wanatachi!


CAMP WANATACHI is a spirit-soaked, hormone-charged new musical comedy about two 13-year-old girls who fall in love at Christian summer camp.

(New York City, New York) Produced by the star of Disney - ABC's Legend of the Seeker, Bridget Regan, and Ian Pai, co-founder of The Blue Man Group and drummer of Fischerspooner, this genre-mashing new musical tackles faith and sexual identity with thick beats and weird humor. Written and composed by performance artist Natalie Weiss (of Unicornicopia), CAMP WANATACHI is an official selection of Playbill when it opens at the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival - FringeNYC.

Largely autobiographical, CAMP WANATACHI is the story of two young girls, a bulimic slut, Titi, (played by nightlife impresario Biet Simkin), and Jana: angsty, earnest and religious. Their relationship develops surrounded by an ensemble of eccentric characters, including a recently converted pot-head (played by Natalie Weiss), a hick swimming instructor (played by Calvin Kline taste maker Lauren Bahr), a homesick goth, a catty gymnast and a pair of queer hobo-punks who haunt the woods surrounding the camp.

With beats by glitch-hero Machinedrum, video effects by Chad von Nau (Animal Collective's My Girls video), and a lush live orchestra, CAMP WANATACHI features songs like the mind-blowing electro-spiritual "We All Need Jesus in Our Lives," and the mysterious, epic and exultant "Let's Ride Bareback." Visually hip and stylized, this nostalgic musical is super futuristic.

Praise for other productions helmed by Ian Pai:

“One of the most delightful performance pieces ever staged in NYC Theatre.”- NEW YORK TIMES

“Blue Man Group is perfect entertainment... so much fun it has to be experienced to be believed.” - CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Praise for Machinedrum:
“Street-smart, book-smart, beat-smart genius. [9 out of 10].”- PITCHFORK


About Ian Pai (Producer):
Ian Pai is a Grammy Award nominated songwriter, producer, and musician from Brooklyn, New York. He is one of the founding members of Performance Art sensation Blue Man Group. He has worked with artists such as Philip Glass, Dave Matthews, Moby, Jill Scott and Carina Round. His current projects include the third album release of electro-pop band Fischerspooner, a theatrical production with Fischerspooner and The Wooster Group, performing on the Blue Man Group “How To Be A Megastar” tour.

About Bridget Regan (Producer):
Bridget Regan is a film, television and stage actress originally from Carlsbad, California. Her film credits include the upcoming “The Best and the Brightest” starring Neal Patrick Harris and Amy Sedaris, and “Sex and the City: The Movie.” She originated the role of Cecile Leroux on Broadway in the comedy “Is He Dead?” and is a graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts. Bridget presently lives in New Zealand where she is shooting the second season of “Legend of the Seeker,” the epic action adventure fantasy television series produced by ABC Studios and Sam Raimi.

About Natalie Weiss (Creator):
DJ/Composer/Playwright /Performing Artist Natalie Weiss creates music under the moniker Unicornicopia. Her eclectic Unicornicopia performances are as well received at Performa Biennial and P.S. 1 as they are at The Knitting Factory and Joe's Pub. She collaborates extensively with costume designer riderhood and prominent music producers such as Joe McGinty (Psychedelic Furs), Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, Will Oldham). She also duets with Ann Magnuson (of Bongwater) on the new Fischerspooner single “A Modern World.” Natalie has written, composed, directed, designed and produced three full-length musicals and is icurrently in the midst of developing her 4th original musical – CAMP WANATACHI. As a DJ Natalie has shared a stage with everyone from Psychic TV to Steve Martin, and she promotes CassetteNYC, the most popular experimental electronic party in New York.

CAMP WANATACHI At The New York Fringe Festival!
Saturday, August 15th 1:30pm *
Sunday, August 16th 11:00pm *
Tuesday, August 18th 7:00pm *
Friday, August 28th 8:15pm *
Saturday August 29th 3:15pm *

* = All shows will be held at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie St., Manhattan)
Tickets: $15. For tickets visit or call 866.468.7619

To hear songs from CAMP WANATACHI, and for more information, visit:

Monday, July 27, 2009

Russian Circles Announce New Album, "Geneva," out October 20th on Suicide Squeeze!

Geneva Tracklist
Hexed All
When The Mountain Comes to Muhammad

Russian Circles Live:
October 30th @ The Fest in Gainesville, FL w/ Torche, Young Widows and many more

Clutch's "Strange Cousins..." Debuts in Billboard Top 40!

Clutch's "Strange Cousins From The West" has debuted in the Billboard Top 40!

Congratulations to the entire Clutch and Weathermaker team. In celebration, the band has also made a new, non-album track, available for free download here!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rolling Stone "Breaking" - Maylene and The Sons Of Disaster!

Breaking: Maylene and the Sons of Disaster

Who: Birmingham, Alabama’s Maylene and the Sons of Disaster come by their thunderous, southern-fried hard rock honestly. Frontman Dallas Taylor honed his roar with Christian metalcore outfit Underoath before splitting with that band in 2003. Noting he was “ready for a change,” the singer left his hometown of Ocala, Florida, and headed to Birmingham, where a chance hang at his roommate’s band practice planted the seeds for MATSOD. “I didn’t think I’d pay music for a long time. I just wanted to have fun for the evening,” Taylor says. But the one-night stand became a committed relationship, one born in classic rock, tempered in metalcore and screamo and boasting a deeply spiritual core. Taylor weaves tales of redemption, justice and final judgment into the band’s lyrics, but with a light touch. “We have our beliefs, but we’re not out here to ram them down people’s throat,” Taylor says.

(((Read the full story and watch the new video for "Step Up (I'm On It)" here!)))

The Village Voice Talks Torche + Harvey Milk in New York!

Torche+Harvey Milk+Pollution
Tuesday, July 21st 2009 at 3:43am

Torche and Harvey Milk are the twin totems of sludge-pop, two bands who’ve ushered Melvins-style bludgeon into exciting new arenas of woofer wreckage. Torche use doom-metal textures to make Beach Boys harmonic pop—a joyous, major-key, heavens-gazing bombast that takes on a religious quality when blasted out into a writhing sea of the faithful. Harvey Milk have been at it since the early '90s, a metal band as quick to jettison into Polvo-style angularity as they are into bummed out Leonard Cohen covers. With Pollution.

(((Check out the article here!)))

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

RX Bandits Release and Stream "Mandala" Today!

Stream all of "Mandala" here!

Mandala Tracklisting
My Lonesome Only Friend
It’s Only Another Parsec...
Hope Is a Butterfly, No Net It’s Captor... (Virus of Silence)
Hearts That Hanker For Mistake
Mientra La Veo Soñar
March of the Caterpillar
White Lies
Breakfast Cat
Bled to be Free (The Operation)
Bring Our Children Home or Everything is Nothing

Album Credits - Produced and Mixed by: Chris Fudurich
Artwork by Sonny Kay

* RX Bandits Live! *

w/ Dredg and Zechs Marquise
Jul 22 2009 Culture Room Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Jul 23 2009 Freebird Live Jacksonville, Florida
Jul 24 2009 Jannus Landing Saint Petersburg, Florida
Jul 25 2009 Criminal Records - Acoustic Instore Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 25 2009 Masquerade Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 26 2009 Cat’s Cradle Carrboro, North Carolina
Jul 28 2009 Recher Theater Towson, Maryland
Jul 29 2009 Theater Of The Living Arts Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

w/ Dredg and As Tall As Lions
Jul 30 2009 The Fillmore New York at Irving Plaza New York, New York
Jul 31 2009 Bowery Ballroom - SOLD OUT New York, New York w/ Dredg & Zechs Marquise *
Aug 1 2009 Paradise Rock Club Boston, Massachusetts
Aug 2 2009 Foufounes Electriques Montreal, Quebec
Aug 4 2009 Opera House Toronto, Ontario
Aug 5 2009 St. Andrews Hall Detroit, Michigan
Aug 6 2009 Bottom Lounge Chicago, Illinois
Aug 7 2009 Pops Sauget, Illinois
Aug 8 2009 Peoples Court Des Moines, Iowa
Aug 9 2009 Station 4 Saint Paul, Minnesota
Aug 11 2009 Gothic Theatre Englewood, Colorado
Aug 12 2009 Murray Theatre Murray, Utah
Aug 14 2009 Neumos Seattle, Washington
Aug 15 2009 Wonder Ballroom Portland, Oregon
Aug 17 2009 Empire Events Center Sacramento, California
Aug 26 2009 Fillmore San Francisco, California
Aug 29 2009 Velvet Jones Santa Barbara, California
Aug 30 2009 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California
Aug 31 2009 El Rey Theatre Los Angeles, California

w/ Wild Orchid Children
Sep 22 2009 House of Blues Las Vegas Las Vegas, Nevada
Sep 24 2009 Modesto Virtual Modesto, California
Sep 26 2009 Downtown Brewing Co San Luis Obispo, California
Sep 27 2009 Karma Victorville, California

* no As Tall As Lions

For more information, visit:

Monday, July 20, 2009

Metal Sucks Gives Away New Cave In 12" !!!!!!!


The folks at Hydra Head Records have been kind enough to hook us up with 3 limited edition vinyl copies of Planets of Old to give away to ya’ll. Each 12″ is on a color of vinyl called “All Natural Vanilla Pistachio Ice Creams,” a color that’s exclusively available either via this contest or at Vacation Vinyl.

Click to enter the contest here! * Stream "Planets of Old" here!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Torche on Headbangers Ball Tomorrow * Scion Metal Show w/ Big Business!

As our friends from Florida tour the States with metal legends Harvey Milk, Miami's TORCHE have just announced their phenomenal new video for "Healer" will premiere this Saturday night on MTV2's Headbanger's Ball at 2am EST. We'll be sure to send this around to the masses once we can.

In the meantime, TORCHE have also announced they'll be performing an upcoming Scion Metal showcase w/ label-mates Big Business taking place on August 5th at The Knitting Factory in Los Angeles!

Torche Live!

w/ Harvey Milk!
7/17 Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre w/ Young Widows, Ice Nine, Coliseum
7/18 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean w/ Young Widows
7/19 Columbus, OH @ Ravari Room
7/20 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
7/21 Buffalo, NY @ Tralf Music Hall
7/23 Toronto, ON @ Lee's Palace
7/24 Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
7/25 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs w/ Cable
7/26 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Pollution
7/27 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
7/28 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Nitroseed
7/30 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
7/31 Atlanta, GA @ EARL
8/1 Athens, GA @ 40 Watt Club
8/2 Tampa, FL @ Czar w/ House of Lightening and Averkiou **
8/5 Hollywood, CA @Knitting Factory w/ Big Business **
8/22 Henrico, VA @ Hadads Lake (Best Friend's Day) **

* = no Harvey Milk

Native on X1FM Tonight!

Sargent House newest signing, Indiana band Native will be playing live TONIGHT - July 17th on San Diego's radio station X1FM it will be broadcast online, both video and audio at 7pm PST for everyone to watch.

If you live in San Diego you can also go see it for real at the Radio station - it's free and all ages- first come first serve up to 100 people to watch in person.
2434 Southport Way, Ste. A
San Diego, CA 91950

"It lands somewhere between a pissed off Minus The Bear and a caged up Botch" - Surfing Magazine

"To me, this is creativity incarnate. I think it goes without saying that their new record is highly, highly anticipated."- Absolutepunk

"Native, is making noise even before their first full-length. Their self-released debut EP, We Delete; Erase, has been recently unleashed and their fresh, confident sound is filling their listeners with hope for some great things to come." - CMJ

"For a band just a little more than a year old, Native play with the confidence and prowess of a group of lifers." - Alternative Press

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Clutch Premiere Video for "50,000 Unstoppable Watts!"

* Clutch "50,000 Unstoppable Watts" appears on the band's new album, "Strange Cousins From The West," out Today on Weathermaker Music!

Bergraven's "Till Makabert Väsen" Praise Continues!

read more here!

TinyMixTapes Talks to Jesu's Justin Broadrick

"I’m quite accustomed to alienating my ‘fans.’"

I was introduced to Jesu when they released Conqueror in 2007, and I was immediately sucked into the hazy, heavy-but-spacious ambience. The simple melodicism of Justin Broadrick’s vocals set atop gorgeously brutal stoner-metal is surprisingly accessible. Jesu knows how to properly craft an elegant pop hook and launch it into the great beyond with sheer metal destruction and patient, patient songwriting. The actual guitar parts are not overly complicated, and they allow plenty of room for Broadrick’s soft and inviting voice, but the aesthetic and execution are crushing. I can think of several bands that attempt to mesh pop simplicity with the sonics of metal, but very few actually succeed at capturing the essence of both, and none so well as Jesu.

(((Read the full interview here!)))

AOL Noisecreep Talks to Clutch About Releasing Their Own Album!

Clutch Are Done With Labels They Don't Run

Clutch are just like whisky. They get better with age and they both have their roots firm in blues, rock, funk and metal. Today sees the release of 'Strange Cousins From the West,' the bands ninth studio release, and as is expected Clutch brings their big, riffy slap and this time they left the keyboards from 'From Beale Street to Oblivion' behind so the sound is open for the guitars to scream and the groove to dominate.

(((Read the interview here!)))

Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground Recorded a Daytrotter Session

thanks to our friends @ Daytrotter, we heard this went awesome and will post more information as soon as this goes live!

Friday, July 10, 2009

BrooklynVegan Previews Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground in New York!

Kay Kay & His Weathered Underground, We are Wiley & more in This Week in Indie (part 1)

Philadelphia's Mewithoutyou and Atlanta's The Dear Hunter (not Deerhunter) and on tour together and are playing tonight (7/9) at Music Hall of Williamsburg and tomorrow (7/10) at Bowery Ballroom. But I'm not hear to talk about them. Opening for both shows are Seattle's Kay Kay and His Weathered Underground who are one of the city's best bands though maybe you've never heard of them as they don't play outside of their hometown too often. A musical collective that expands and contracts anywhere from 10 to 15 depending on the show, Kay Kay are led by Kirk Huffman and Kyle O'Quin who have other many bands on thier own. (Huffman in particular stays very busy.) Their self-titled debut is clearly in love with the lush, baroque pop of the late '60s and early '70s: think The Zombies (or Colin Blunstone's first solo album), The Left Banke, and Harry Nilsson. If you wanted more recent comparisons, Jellyfish, Jason Falkner or The Format. It holds up to those comparisons pretty well too, as you can hear on their highly-recommend self-titled debut, which was released on vinyl and digitally last year and came out on CD in May of this year. It's too bad they aren't doing a headling date of their own somewhere, but who knows when they'll make it back this way?

(((Click to read more and download the song "He Momma" here!)))

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Clutch Featured in New Decibel Magazine!

Clutch just fucking do it themselves with STRANGE COUSINS FROM THE WEST

Clutch singer Neil Fallon wields the kind of authority that your underappreciated, overworked and oft-ignored mother would kill for. Onstage and on-record, when Fallon parts his mighty beard to open his mouth, the voice that emerges is so arresting, it puts your tits in a vice and your ass on lockdown before you have a chance to pull your finger out of your nose. His passion is so great, his bark so unwavering, he’s comparable to a Baptist minister on the day of reckoning.

But there’s a big difference between Fallon and a preacher. More than half the time Fallon’s at the mic, it’s damn near impossible to comprehend what he’s going on about. In the past, he’s spouted incredibly profound lyrics about the state of humanity in one breath and followed them up with mentions of kittens, bake sales and robots.

(((Read more here!)))

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

MetalSucks Talks New Cave In Material!


In April I reported the imminent Cave In reunion and wondered aloud what new material would sound like. Wonder no more. The new album Planets of Old will be released on 12″ only on July 28th via Hydra Head, and the new single “Retina Sees Rewind” is now available for purchase on iTunes.

So nevermind the facts; is it any good?

(((Read more here!)))

AOL Music Streaming Clutch's "Strange Cousins From The West" This Week Only!

listen here!

"Strange Cousins From The West"
available July 14th on Weathermaker Music

*** Watch Headbanger's Ball this Saturday night to see the world premiere of the new video for "50,000 Unstoppable Watts!"

Alternative Press Talks to Poison The Well!

POISON THE WELL have been wowing post-hardcore audiences since the release of their first album, 1999's The Opposite Of December. Having spent the better part of the past decade touring the world and building a rampant fanbase for their visceral metalcore, PTW just released what they believe to be their most honest and mature full-length, The Tropic Rot, a melodic, aggressive and personal look into the band members' lives.

(((Read the full interview here!)))

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Cave In Announce "Planets of Old" Out July 28th on Hydra Head!

CAVE IN, the insurmountable Hydra Head all-star traveling team has... yep, you guessed it... officially un-disbanded! Unless you're the type to follow a band's wikipedia page closely enough to notice an update the moment it occurs, this news is of the breaking variety... and what's more, Hydra Head has got 4 brand new CAVE IN tracks for those of you, who after four years of radio silence, still wear your now rusted-over Jupiter pins with pride...

The entire 4 song E.P, "Planets of Old," will be made available only as a limited 12," (well... for now anyway) on July 28th. BAD NEWS: this one-hundo-eighty gram specimen is guaranteed to enter the endangered rankings upon inception... GOOD NEWS: the band will have many a twelve inch on their persons at their upcoming performance in Allston, MA (details below)... So you know what they say (or maybe we just overheard some asshole kid who eventually became an intern say this in San Diego) "One for me, one for ebay." I think he thought it rhymed...

* "Retina Sees Rewind," one of four new tracks from the band, has been made available as a digital single TODAY via iTunes, click here to download!

Planets of Old-Tracklisting:
1. Cayman Tongue
2. Retina Sees Rewind
3. The Redtrail
4. Air Escapes

Cave In Live!
7/19 Allston, MA @ Great Scott's w/ Disappearer, Phantom Glue

Absolutepunk Talks To Poison The Well!

Poison The Well - 07.02.09

There are several reasons why Poison The Well deserves respect. The first being that they're likely more fierce than you, but that's no matter. We're fluff balls too. The real reason they deserve respect, and get it too, is for snippets like this quote: "Fuck money, fuck fame, fuck trends and go into it with aspirations of creating music and art with meaning and integrity." Or maybe this one too: "This band has always done whatever it wants, and it's going to continue like that."

(((Read the interview here!)))

Native Announce Debut Album Out This Fall on Sargent House!

It lands somewhere between a pissed off Minus The Bear and a caged up Botch - Surfing Magazine

To me, this is creativity incarnate. I think it goes without saying that their new record is highly, highly anticipated.- Absolutepunk

Native, is making noise even before their first full-length. Their self-released debut EP, We Delete; Erase, has been recently unleashed and their fresh, confident sound is filling their listeners with hope for some great things to come. - CMJ

For a band just a little more than a year old, Native play with the confidence and prowess of a group of lifers. - Alternative Press

The youngest addition to the Sargent House roster, Native was born in the Summer of 2007 in the fields of Northest Indiana. Since then, they've managed to self-release an acclaimed EP, 2008's We Delete; Erase (eventually re-released in the UK on Big Scary Monsters and Sargent House in the States), have toured non-stop building an admiral following in a short amount of time through their unforgettable live shows and well executed musicianship, and have also already landed themselves spotlights in high profile publications such as NME, Alternative Press, Surfing Magazine and countless others.

In April 2009, Native began recording their debut full-length, "Wrestling Moves," with producer Chris Common (Pelican, Mammifer, These Arms Are Snakes) at Red Room Studios in Seattle, WA. The album will see the light of day this Fall and has already drawn comparisons to 90's post-hardcore acts The Van Pelt, Braid, At The Drive In, and more.

* Native kicks off a Summer-long US tour starting tonight, and have posted a new song streaming now on their Myspace page. Scroll below for more information!

Tracklist for Wrestling Moves:
1) Backseat Crew
2) Legoland
3) Mason Jars
4) Ponyboy
5) Five Year Payoff
6) Shirts and Skins
7) Pocket Jingle
8) Members List
9) Marco Polo
10) Wrestling Moves

Native Live!
Jul 6 2009 Station 4 Saint Paul, Minnesota w/ Lungs
Jul 7 2009 Red Raven Espresso Bar Fargo, North Dakota w/ Tiny Moving Parts
Jul 9 2009 Cretin Hop Spokane, Washington
Jul 11 2009 5116 NE 23rd Ave. Portland, Oregon
Jul 12 2009 The Space Salem, Oregon w/ Oh No It’s Birds
Jul 13 2009 The Downtown Eatery Redding, California
Jul 14 2009 The Java Lounge Sacramento, California
Jul 15 2009 Retox Lounge San Francisco, California
Jul 16 2009 The Warehouse Clovis, California
Jul 17 2009 X1 FM - Open Door Sessions X1FM San Diego, California
Jul 18 2009 Modern Cultures Yuma, Arizona
Jul 21 2009 Modified Arts Phoenix, Arizona
Jul 24 2009 10713 Briarglen Circle Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Jul 25 2009 The Mosaic Omaha, Nebraska
Aug 12 2009 Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center St. Louis, Missouri
Aug 15 2009 1919 Hemphill Fort Worth, Texas w/ Lautrec
Aug 17 2009 Dragon’s Den New Orleans, Louisiana w/ Lautrec
Aug 18 2009 Atlantic Gainesville, Florida w/ Lautrec
Aug 19 2009 New World Brewery Tampa, Florida w/ Lautrec
Aug 21 2009 1008 1/2 House Melbourne, Florida w/ Lautrec
Aug 22 2009 The Drunken Unicorn Atlanta, Georgia w/ Lautrec and Cinemechanica
Aug 23 2009 1370 grove st Greensboro, North Carolina w/ Lautrec
Aug 24 2009 The Blue Nile Harrisonburg, Virginia w/ Lautrec
Aug 25 2009 Miracle on 34th College Park, Maryland w/ Lautrec
Aug 27 2009 The Stomping Grounds Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Aug 29 2009 Cabana House South Bend, Indiana w/ Merchant Ships
Sep 12 2009 Skull Alley Louisville, Kentucky w/ Mountain Asleep and Antilles

For more information, visit:

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

G R E Y M A C H I N E Announce Debut Album!

Announce Debut Album, "Disconnected," out August 4th on Hydra Head!

GREYMACHINE is, without a shadow of a doubt, the most realized collaborative effort between Justin Broadrick (Jesu, Godflesh, Napalm Death, Final, Techno Animal, Head of David, God, Curse of the Golden Vampire etc..), Dave Cochrane (Head Of David, God, Ice), Diarmuid Dalton (Jesu, Godflesh) and Aaron Turner (ISIS, House of Low Culture, Mamiffer, Jodis, Old Man Gloom, Lotus Eaters, Drawing Voices, The Hollomen, Union Suit etc..) ever! If you’re a fan of Godflesh, or have even a fleeting interest in the band, this bud's for you; if you subscribe to The Aural & Visual Art of Aaron Turner this shit's a pool party.

Disconnected, the album in question, is at once jarring and ethereal.... which is, as you may already know, the kind of combination that results in entire city blocks bobbin' their heads to dis... In summation, GREYMACHINE sounds like a serious case of cyberbullying through the mind of an extremely autistic child living in an ever-shifting hadean landscape thronged with mindless militants, dilapidated cityscapes and ephemeral phantoms... so to summarize the summation, Disconnected is haunting and modern sounding... In a good way.

Disconnected Track Listing
1. Wolf At the Door
2. Vultures Descend
3. When Attention Just Ain't Enough
4. Wasted
5. We Are All Fucking Liars
6. Just Breathing
7. Sweatshop
8. Easy Pickings

For more information, visit:

The Bouncing Souls Celebrate 20 Year Anniversary!

Stream New Song, "Ghosts On The Boardwalk," * Announce New York and Philadelphia Performances w/ Lifetime and 7 Seconds * Two-Week Stint on Vans Warped Tour * + Canadian Tour w/ Youth Brigade and Off With Their Heads!

2009 has been an extremely busy year so far for New Jersey punk legends, The Bouncing Souls, as they continue to celebrate their 20 year anniversary!

Starting in January, The Bouncing Souls, and their label, Chunksaah Records, announced they'd release a brand new song to their fans on the first of every month (seven new tracks to date as of this week), premiered an amazing new video for March's new song, "Airpoirt Security," performed at this year's SXSW Music Marathon, toured the States with good friends Dillinger 4, The Loved Ones, Black President, The AKAs and more, showed homage to Record Store Day with an in-store acoustic performance at Generation Records in New York City, flew to play Alaska for the first time where Mount Redoubt's first eruption in 20 years (coincidence?) left the band temporarily stranded, toured South America for the first time ever, and are currently finishing up a European tour.

Now, taking us into the second half of 2009, The Bouncing Souls are poised to take part in even more unforgettable festivities, as they prepare for a series of celebratory shows coming to the New York and Philadelphia area w/ special guests Lifetime, 7 Seconds, and more this August, a two-week stint on the Vans Warped Tour, another late Summer European tour, and a recently announced Fall tour of Canada w/ Youth Brigade and Off With Their Heads, all in conjunction with their current series of new releases (available at their label's website,, and streaming on the band's Myspace and Facebook pages).

Starting today, you can stream the band's new song for the month of July, entitled, "Ghosts On The Boardwalk." Says Souls bassist Bryan Kienlen of the new song, "Once again the Jersey Shore has invaded the lyrics of a Souls song. Really, it's a song about breaking out of the negative clouds that tend to gather around our heads. Sometimes just looking at your immediate surroundings, but from a different perspective, can change everything. In our case, it was the basic elements that make up our little corner of the world, where the city meets the sea. We love the Jersey shore. Have we mentioned that lately? Stream "Ghosts On The Boardwalk" here!

Watch the video for "Airport Security" here!

For the past 20 years, The Bouncing Souls have been considered by many to be one of the leading and greatest bands in the post-Ramones / Misfits era of punk rock. Making a name for themselves with amazing albums such as The Good The Bad and The Argyle, Maniacal Laughter, Hopeless Romantic, How I Spent My Summer Vacation, Anchors Aweigh, and The Gold Record, and high profile tours with the likes of Alkaline Trio, Green Day, Strike Anywhere, Dropkick Murphy's, Against Me, My Chemical Romance, Hot Water Music, Flogging Molly, Social Distortion, NOFX, Rancid, Youth Brigade, and many more, The Bouncing Souls are one of the most exciting and celebrated bands in the history of punk rock music.

* The Bouncing Souls will take part in four headlining performances taking place from August 20th - August 23rd at New York's Webster Hall, and Philadelphia's Trocadero Theater. Joining the band will be long-time friends Lifetime, 7 Seconds, None More Black and Avail frontman Tim Barry (check out the band's complete tour itinerary below).

Click to stream The Bouncing Souls 20 Year Anniversary songs January - July here!

Tracklist for 20 Year Anniversary (so far)
Gasoline (released in January)
We All Sing Along (released in February)
Airport Security (released in March)
Dubs Says True (released in April)
I Think That The World (released in May)
Mental Bits (released in June)
Ghosts On The Boardwalk (released today for the month of July!)

The Bouncing Souls Live!

Jul 1 2009 Alter Stadtbanhoff Scweinfurt
Jul 2 2009 Universum Stuttgart
Jul 3 2009 Vainstream Festival Munster
Jul 4 2009 Vainstream Festival Weisbaden
Jul 5 2009 With Full Force Festival Roitzjora
Jul 6 2009 Rock For People Festival Hradek

USA / Vans Warped Tour
Jul 22 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Virginia Beach, Virginia
Jul 23 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Charlotte, North Carolina
Jul 24 2009 Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, Florida
Jul 25 2009 Cruzan Amphitheatre Miami, Florida
Jul 26 2009 Vinoy Park St. Petersburg, Florida
Jul 28 2009 Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta
Jul 29 2009 Riverbend Amphitheatre Cincinnati, Ohio
Jul 30 2009 Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Jul 31 2009 Comerica Park Detroit, Michigan
Aug 1 2009 First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre Chicago, Illinois
Aug 2 2009 Canterbury Park Minneapolis, Minnesota
Aug 3 2009 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis, Missouri
Aug 4 2009 Capitol Federal Park At Sandstone Kansas City, Kansas
Aug 7 2009 Idaho Center Amphitheatre Boise, Idaho
Aug 8 2009 Utah State Fairgrounds Salt Lake City, Utah
Aug 9 2009 Invesco Field Denver, Colorado

USA / Special New York and Philadelphia Shows
Aug 20 2009 WEBSTER HALL New York, New York w/ Lifetime and None More Black
Aug 21 2009 WEBSTER HALL New York, New York w/ 7 Seconds and Tim Barry
Aug 22 2009 TROCADERO THEATRE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ 7 Seconds and None More Black
Aug 23 2009 TROCADERO THEATRE Philadelphia, Pennsylvania w/ Lifetime and Tim Barry

Aug 27 2009 Uergrou Cologne
Aug 28 2009 Reading Festival Reading
Aug 29 2009 Academy Dublin
Aug 30 2009 Leeds Festival Leeds
Sep 1 2009 Cafe La Peche Paris
Sep 2 2009 Entrepot Brugges
Sep 3 2009 Backage Munich
Sep 4 2009 2 Days a Week Festival Wiesen
Sep 6 2009 Rock Planet Pinarella
Sep 8 2009 Music Box Lisboa
Sep 9 2009 Sala Live Madrid
Sep 10 2009 Sala KGB Barcelona

Canadian Tour w/ Youth Brigade, Off With Their Heads and more!
Sep 23 2009 - Montreal, QC - Foufounes Electrique
Sep 24 2009 - Ottawa, ON - Ritual
Sep 25 2009 - Guelph, ON - Vinyl
Sep 26 2009 - London, ON - Call The Office
Sep 27 2009 - Toronto, ON - Opera House
Sep 30 2009 - Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid Cabaret
Oct 1 2009 - Regina, SK - Riddell Centre
Oct 2 2009 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite
Oct 3 2009 - Calgary, AB - MacEwan Ballroom
Oct 4 2009 - Banff, AB - Wild Bills
Oct 6 2009 - Victoria, BC - Sugar Nightclub
Oct 7 2009 - Vancouver, BC - Richards On Richards

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BrooklynVegan Talks New Keelhaul Album!

Keelhaul - new MP3, a NYC show w/ Minsk & STATS (aka the BBG editon of Show No Mercy in August), other dates

Due via Hydra Head on August 18th, Triumphant Return (is what I am calling it) marks their fourth LP in their ten years as a band, and their first LP since 2003's Subject To Change Without Notice.

Keelhaul, who recently played a string of dates with Isis (that also included Tombs & Pelican at points), is currently streaming two new songs at their Myspace page.

* Keelhaul perform @ Brooklyn's Public Assembly on August 2nd w/ Minsk and STATS @

(((Click to read more and download the new song, "Pass The Lampshade," here!)))

Clutch Retrospective in Revolver Magazine!

Read it here!

(((Click image to read the amazing 4-page Clutch retrospective in the latest issue of Revolver Magazine! Click "Next page" to scroll through the story.)))