Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Big Business Stream New "Quadruple Single" EP

New Big Business EP - "Quadruple Single" (stream it here)

Big Business welcomes their Quadruple Single EP via their own Gold Metal Records. The offering is the band's first with Scott Martin (Crom / 400 Blows) and is streaming in full below! Meanwhile, the Big Biz/Torche/Helms Alee triple threat is ongoing. Full tour schedule is below.

07/27/11 Indianapolis, IN The Hoosier Dome*
07/28/11 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge*
07/29/11 Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock*
07/30/11 Omaha, NE The Waiting Room-Street Stag*
07/31/11 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater*
08/02/11 Salt Lake City, UT Club Vegas*
08/03/11 Boise, ID Neurolux*
08/04/11 Seattle, WA Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room*
08/05/11 Portland, OR Hawthorne Theatre
08/06/11 San Francisco Slim's**
08/07/11 Los Angeles The Troubadour**
08/08/11 San Diego, CA Casbah**
08/09/11 Scottsdale, AZ Martini Ranch**
08/10/11 Albuquerque, NM Launchpad**
08/12/11 Dallas, TX Club Dada**
08/13/11 San Antonio, TX Korova**
08/14/11 Austin, TX Red 7**
*w/ Helms Alee
**w/ Thrones

(((Read more and stream "Quadruple Single" here!)))

Monday, July 25, 2011

Årabrot Announces New Album "Solar Anus" Out September 13th on Fysisk Format

Haunting The Chapel:
Årabrot – “Madonna Was A Whore” (Stereogum Premiere)

Norwegian noise-rock instigators Årabrot’s Bataille-referencing fifth album Solar Anus follows last year’s Bible and porn-influenced Revenge. Vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Kjetil Nernes expounds upon the collection’s concept:

"Gold indicates the sun as we hail Bataille’s take on the subject of abjection. Solar Anus betokened the Golden Calf — juxtaposed between utmost evil and greater sanctity. Such as the eternal radiance of heaven or the egregious iniquities of the abyss. Or the alchemist of The Holy Mountain converting faeces into gold."

(((Read more and download new song "Madonna Was A Whore" here!)))

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Prurient Releases "Bermuda Drain" on Hydra Head * Announces West Coast Dates w/ Cold Cave

Exclusive full-album stream: Prurient, Bermuda Drain

As you might have gathered from our review today, we love Prurient’s new Hydra Head Records full-length, Bermuda Drain. The brainchild of veteran noise manipulator Dominick Fernow, it’s a harrowing, faint-hearts-be-damned masterpiece that’s sure to be in contention for our year-end list.

Prurient Live
7/25 San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall *
7/26 San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
7/27 Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Ukrainian Center *^
9/8 Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Fest %

* = w/ Cold Cave and Austra
*^ = w/ Cold Cave, Austra and Soft Moon
% = w/ Cold Cave, Oxbow, and more

(((Stream "Bermuda Drain" here!)))

Monday, July 18, 2011

The Icarus Line Performs Live on Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit"

WATCH: The Icarus Line "All The Little Things" Live on The Daily Habit

400 Blows Announce Dates w/ Butthole Surfers! New Album "Sickness and Health" Out August 23rd

Butthole Surfers w/ 400 Blows: US Tour

Following the news of their new album Sickness and Health out August 23 on ORG Music, LA noise-punk heroes 400 Blows have announced plans to set out on a series of US tour dates supporting the legendary Butthole Surfers. The shows will kick off in late August around the bands' upcoming appearance at Sunset Junction in Los Angeles, and bring them along the West Coast and into the Rocky Mountain portions of the US.

400 Blows Live w/ The Butthole Surfers!
Aug. 26 - San Diego, CA - 4th & B
Aug. 27 - Los Angeles, CA - Sunset Junction
Aug. 28 - Las Vegas, NV - The Pearl @ Palms Casino
Aug. 30 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
Aug. 31 - Reno, NV - Knitting Factory
Sep. 2 - Eugene, OR - McDonald Theatre
Sep. 3 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Sep. 6 - Missoula, MT - Wilma Theatre
Sep. 7 - Boise, ID - Egyptian Theatre
Sep. 11 - Austin, TX - Emo's East

Friday, July 15, 2011

Sainthood Reps Announce Dates w/ Brand New * Premiere New Music off Upcoming Album "Monoculture"

DOWNLOAD: Sainthood Reps - Monoculture

Boy grows up in a suburb listening to local punk bands and picks up his own instrument. Boy makes demos and brings these to his usual partner in crime. The two realize they're onto something and find two more. So goes the story of Long Island's Sainthood Reps... "Monoculture," the title track from the group's upcoming LP, features a pointed distortion that ends up the driving force of its songs. Grab the record August 9 on Tooth & Nail.

Sainthood Reps Live

w/ Brand New
September 7th @ The Showbox Seattle, WA
September 9th @ Senator Theatre Chico, CA
September 10th @ The Regency Ballroom San Francisco, CA

(((Read more and download the title track to "Monoculture" here!)))

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Aficionado Announce Dates w/ Tim Kasher of Cursive, Premiere New Music @

MP3: Aficionado Fakes Their ‘Inspiration’ On New Track (FILTER Exclusive)

Nestled neatly in between the punk, hardcore, thrash, Troy-core, and pop-punk genres that make up the Albany, NY music scene, you will find Aficionado. Part indie, part rock, and a little bit of experimentation, Aficionado are set to release their new full-length on the world and we have a new track to premiere for you.

Tour Dates:

22 RECORD RELEASE SHOW @ Valentine's Albany, NY
23 RECORD RELEASE SHOW @ The Pine Box Rock Shop Brooklyn, NY

19 Pontiac, MI The Croofoot &
20 Columbus , OH Double Happiness &
21 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop &
22 Rochester, NY Bug Jar &
23 Boston, MA Great Scott &
24 New York, NY Mercury Lounge &
25 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's &
26 Washington, DC Red Palace &
27 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506 &
28 TBD
29 Atlanta, GA The Earl &
30 St Augustine, FL Café Eleven &
31 Orlando, FL The Social &

01 Tallahassee, FL Club Down Under &
02 Birmingham, AL Bottletree &
03 Memphis, TN Hi Tone &
04 Little Rock, AR TBD &
06 Austin, TX Mohawk &
07 Dallas, TX The Loft &
08 Oklahoma City, OK The Conservatory &
09 Lawrence, KS Jackpot &
10 Omaha, NE Waiting Room &

& w/ Tim Kasher

(((Read more and download new song "Falsified Inspiration" here!)))

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Helms Alee Kickoff US Tour w/ Torche and Big Business * Release New Album "Weatherhead"

Helms Alee "Weatherhead" (Hydra Head Records)

This Seattle-based trio fronted by Ben Verellen, formerly of sludgy rumblers Harkonen, can get heavy when they feel like it, but just as often, if not more so, they drift into more psychedelic, shoegazey spaces. Verellen is supported by bassist Dana James and drummer Hozoji Matheson-Margullis, each of whom also sing. In fact, the two women sing more than he does, and not just because he mostly barks and roars. James’ voice has a cool detachment that recalls Kim Gordon’s vocals on Sonic Youth’s “Shadow Of A Doubt,” and the women’s sometimes woozy, sometimes edgy harmonies are crucial to the band’s expansive, dreamy sound. When James and Verellen harmonize, on the other hand, it can be like the second coming of John Doe and Exene Cervenka of X. Ultimately, Weatherhead (the second Helms Alee full-length, following 2008’s Night Terror) sits comfortably somewhere in the neighborhood of Kylesa, Totimoshi, recent Melvins and even (maybe most of all) Baroness. There are riffs and vocal melodies on this album that could have been cribbed straight from Blue Record. This is one of the best heavy alternative rock albums of the year, combining ’90s throb with ’70s stoner riffs and thick coatings of fuzz, swirling it all into something that’s recognizably of a specific subgenre (see the work of all the bands cited above) and yet unique and heartfelt. Highly recommended.

Helms Alee Live

w/ Torche and Big Business
7/07 Houston, TX @ Walter’s on Washington
7/08 Baton Rouge, LA @ Spanish Moon
7/09 Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree Cafe
7/11 Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
7/12 Miami, FL @ Churchill's
7/13 Orlando, FL @ The Social
7/14 Atlanta, GA @ EARL
7/15 Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
7/16 Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel
7/17 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
7/19 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
7/20 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
7/21 Cambridge, MA @ Middle East Downstairs
7/22 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
7/23 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop
7/24 Newport, KY @ The Historic Southgate House
7/25 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme
7/26 Detriot, MI @ Magic Stick
7/27 Indianapolis, IN @ The Hoosier Dome
7/28 Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
7/29 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club
7/30 Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
7/31 Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater
8/02 Salt Lake City, UT @ Club Vegas
8/03 Boise, ID @ Neurolux
8/04 Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s

Stream "Weatherhead" here!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Greg Attonito of The Bouncing Souls Releases Solo Debut "Natural Disaster" on Chunksaah Records

"After more than two decades as the lead singer of Jersey punk kings the Bouncing Souls, Greg Attonito will move into uncharted territory this summer when he releases his first solo album, 'Natural Disaster,' Tuesday."

(((Read Attonito's interview w/ Jersey Shore Metromix and The Asbury Park Press here!)))

Goes Cube Premiere Video For New Song "Thunderheads" @ AOL's

Goes Cube Bring Metal Flavor to 'Thunderheads' -- Video Premiere

Genre tags have no place in the world of Goes Cube. The Brooklyn-based power trio's riff-heavy, brash and unforgiving, material appeals to everyone from forward-thinking metalheads to snobby hipsters, but good luck trying to find a category to file them under. Stereogum came closest when they cited the band's "sledgehammer assault."

Friday, July 1, 2011

Controlled Bleeding Announce East Coast Dates in Support of New Album "Odes To Bubbler"

Controlled Bleeding releasing 'Odes to Bubbler' (song premiere), playing shows (dates)

Controlled Bleeding have stayed away from the studio for the past five years, but have returned with Odes to Bubbler, the band's new LP out NOW on Winged Disk/Soleilmoon Recordings. Check out the song "Controlled Bleeding", streaming below. It makes its premiere here.

Controlled Bleeding Live!
Saturday, July 23rd Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
Saturday, August 13th Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron
Saturday, August 20th Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn
Saturday, August 27th Boston, MA @ The Great Scott

(((Read more and download "Controlled Bleeding" here!)))

O'Death Announce September US Tour Dates + Premiere Video for New Song "Bugs"

"This raw and ragged New York band draws from the starkness and spiritual purity of Appalachian folk, the menace of punk and the rowdy theatricality of Tom Waits, jumbling sacred and profane." - Ben Sisario, The New York Times

In late July of 2010, New York quintet O'Death - Singer/guitarist Greg Jamie, Gabe Darling on banjo and ukelele, drummer David Rogers-Berry, bassist Jesse Newman, and violinist Robert Pycior - returned to the stage after a year-long hiatus to play a critically-acclaimed set at the Newport Folk Festival. In many ways it was the perfect start to a new era in the band's existence, and a logical precursor to their upcoming third LP, Outside. After endless touring on the rollicking one-two punch of their debut Head Home (Ernest Jenning) and sophomore barnburner Broken Hymns, Limbs and Skin (Kemado), the band was sidelined in the midst of their 2009 tour when Rogers-Berry was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma. Ten months of chemotherapy and a shoulder replacement later, the group returned to the studio with a new outlook on life, and began work on their most fully conceived project to date - an affirmation of sorts.

In the past, O'Death has been most visible via their chaotic live shows, but the band was determined to add more depth to their catalog. "I think we were interested in making something more personal, and trying to write songs that are melodically engaging and not just the crazed ravings of mad men," says Rogers-Berry of the process behind Outside. Jamie continues, "None of these songs were played live before recording, which is a first for us. I think that's important to why the album sounds the way it does. We gave ourselves the chance to explore sound in a way that is not concerned with a high-energy live show." The result is a record that lives up to its name with spacious and cinematic arrangements, layers of subtle percussion, and at times an impenetrable wall of found sound.

O'Death recorded the album over a two-month period, easily the longest they've ever spent on a production. Producer/Engineer Billy Pavone, who was also behind the board for Head Home, came along for the ride. The extended recording time allowed the band to write in studio, as well as cultivate the organic noise for the record in an intimate setting. As Pavone observed, "Creating the album in the recording, and not in the mix, was a leap of faith for me. It was challenging to let go and allow the album to breathe a bit, and be its own creation– unique and very different from some of the sounds we hear so often in the world of digital manipulation.

The result is a record that is both the most subtle and massive accomplishment of the band's career, a darkly triumphant and free-flowing album that represents exactly where the songwriters have found themselves in this moment. As Pycior notes, "I love the dynamic disparity in the album: the fragile parts of 'Bugs,' 'Ourselves,' and 'Don't Come Back...,' the huge endings in 'Alamar,' 'Look at the Sun,' and 'Pushing Out.' and the demented final tone of 'The Lake Departed.'"

Watch the video for "Bugs" here!

O'Death Live
8/31 Red Palace Washington, DC
9/1 The Pinhook Durham, NC
9/2 The EARL Atlanta, GA
9/3 Muddy Roots Music Festival Nashville, TN
9/4 Hi Tone Memphis, TN
9/6 The Bottletree Cafe Birmingham, AL
9/7 One Eyed Jack's New Orleans, LA
9/8 TBA Baton Rouge, LA
9/9 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
9/10 Mohawk Outside Austin, TX
9/11 Rubber Gloves Denton, TX
9/13 Off Broadway St. Louis, MO
9/14 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
9/15 Musica Akron, OH
9/16 The Crooked I Erie, PA
9/17 The Bug Jar - Rochester Indie Music Fest Rochester, NY
9/18 Space Gallery Portland, ME
10/8 The Bell House Brooklyn, NY

"Outside" Track List:
01. Bugs
02. Ghost Head
03. Alamar
04. Black Dress
05. Ourselves
06. Look At The Sun
07. Howling Through
08. Don't Come Back
09. Pushing Out
10. Back Of The Garden
11. The Lake Departed

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