by Chris Coutsoukis
Memphis May Fire is back and ready to remind fans what they're all about. The band has just released a new video for "Carry On" the first single from the band's upcoming 4th studio album, This Light I Hold. Front-man Matty Mullins describes, “I feel like we took a giant step forward with this album. Having time off to write and not being rushed in the studio made such a massive difference. Musically, lyrically, sonically, this is my favorite Memphis May Fire album. We can’t wait to share with you This Light I Hold!” (Loudwire).
Fans can pick up the new album October 28th, via Rise Records, at this link.
By Chris Coutsoukis
As summer reaches a close, Yellowcard fans are bracing for the bittersweet release of the band's final self-titled last album on September 30, 2016 and farewell world tour. To further prepare fans, the band has just released a video for the “The Hurt Is Gone.”
"'The Hurt Is Gone' is thematically about taking chances and accepting change in order to grow, no matter how painful. The theme mirrors the position in which the band is themselves, as they get ready for the next step in their own lives."
Yellowcard will be released on September 30, 2016 via Hopeless Records and was self-produced by Ryan Key and guitarist Ryan Mendezwith long-time ally and close friend Neal Avron as Executive Producer.
US farewell dates:
Oct. 6 San Antonio, TX The Aztec Theater
Oct. 7 Austin, TX Scoot Inn
Oct. 8 Dallas, TX Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
Oct. 9 Houston, TX House of Blues
Oct. 11 Albuquerque, NM Sunshine Theater
Oct. 12 Tempe, AZ The Marquee Theatre
Oct. 14 Las Vegas, NV Brooklyn Bowl
Oct. 15 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
Oct. 16 San Diego, CA House of Blues
Oct. 18 Los Angeles, CA The NOVO
Oct. 19 Ventura, CA Majestic Ventura Theater
Oct. 21 Santa Cruz, CA The Catalyst
Oct. 22 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom
Oct. 23 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Oct. 25 Portland, OR Roseland Theater
Oct. 26 Seattle, WA The Showbox
Oct. 28 Salt Lake City, UT The Complex
Oct. 29 Denver, CO Summit Music Hall
Oct. 31 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
Nov. 2 Milwaukee, WI The Rave
Nov. 3 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Nov. 4 Chicago, IL House of Blues
Nov. 5 Detroit, MI The Fillmore Detroit
Nov. 7 Boston, MA House of Blues
Nov. 9 New York, NY PlayStation Theater
Nov. 11 Huntington, NY The Paramount
Nov. 12 Philadelphia, PA Electric Factory
Nov. 13 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom
Nov. 15 Baltimore, MD Baltimore Soundstage
Nov. 17 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
Nov. 18 Jacksonville, FL Mavericks at The Landing
Nov. 19 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade – Heaven Stage
Nov. 20 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Revolution Live
Nov. 22 Lake Buena Vista, FL House of Blues
by Jordan Lindley
English altrock group Dinosaur PileUp show off their punk side with the release of their new single, “Nothing Personal,” off of their upcoming album Eleven Eleven. The song opens with a guitar lick that sounds like a mixture of legendary groups Queens of the Stone Age, Wavves, and Nirvana, and after the 16bar intro, it kicks into high gear as the drums and bass join in. Lead singer Matt Bigland describes the song as “an out and out shredder,” and reminisces on the studio time, saying “I remember kind of being worried about trying to put it down in the studio, because the energy of the song was so high, and it was relentlessly fast.” What’s even more impressive after multiple listenings is that, in Bigland’s words, “The version you're listening to is the first take, no more no less.”
Eleven Eleven, due out August 26th via SO Recordings,brings with it the promise of a heavier and more energetic Dinosaur PileUp than we’ve heard in the past. Bigman has been quoted saying “What’s really exciting for us about this record is it's the first time we've ever been able to capture the energy and flow that we have live,” since they were able to record the band all at once a way of recording which aides the band to play authentically. The album covers difficult-to-tackle topics such as anxiety, empowerment, and nihilism, while staying true to a heavy punk sound.
Dinosaur PileUp has toured with the titans of altrock and punk such as Weezer, Pixies, Royal Blood, and Brand New. This is most definitely a band that should not be passed up on. You can listen to “Nothing Personal” here, and can pre-order Eleven Eleven on iTunes or on Amazon.
by Jordan Lindley
Hard rock trailblazers and epic writers Coheed and Cambria have officially announced the upcoming release of a “Deconstructed Deluxe” version of their 2015 album The Color Before the Sun. Still rocking Coheed and Cambria’s unique sound, the redux of their eighth studio album features 30 tracks, including the original ten, twelve extra demos, and eight “soundboard bootlegs” of selections from live shows the band has played earlier in 2016.
The Color Before the Sun met widespread praise from Rolling Stone, Noisey, and Alternative Press, among many others. Furthermore, it was Coheed and Cambria’s sixth consecutive record to hit the Top 10 Billboard list, making number 5 in the lineup. All in all, this is a release that is certain to pique and rock fan’s interest, and make any Coheed and Cambria fan giddy with joy.
Coheed and Cambria will be trekking out on a long and exciting tour through North America this coming Fall, joined by Saves The Dayand Polyphia.With two shows already sold out before the fact, this tour promises to spread the Coheed love, from Seattle, WA to Gainesville, FL. Check the tour dates and locations below to snatch up some tickets for your city!
09/13 – Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
09/14 – Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
09/16 – Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades – SOLD OUT
09/17 – Santa Ana, CA – Chain Fest
09/18 – Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre
09/20 – Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
09/21 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater
09/23 – Lincoln, NE – Bourbon Theatre
09/24 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
09/25 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall
09/27 – Austin, TX – Stubb’s Waller Creek
09/28 – New Orleans, LA – The Civic Theatre
09/30 – Gainesville, FL – The Forum
10/01 – North Myrtle Beach, SC – HOB
10/02 – Asheville, NC – The Orange Peel
10/04 – Knoxville, TN – The Mill & Mine
10/05 – Athens, GA – Georgia Theater
10/07 – Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom
10/08 – Grand Rapids, MI – Orbit Room
10/09 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater
10/11 – Toronto, ONT – Sound Academy
10/12 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre
10/14 – Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
10/15 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom –SOLD OUT
By Jordan Lindley
Bird Attack Records and NY-based punk band Such Gold have joined together to reissue the band’s 2010 EP Pedestals, featuring the original six tracks alongside selections from splits with solo act Into It. Over It. and punk band A Loss for Words. Remixed by Vince Ratti, who has worked with the likes of Brand New, August Burns Red, and Braid, the reissued Pedestals EP will be available on CD, vinyl, and digitally via Bird Attack Records on September 9, 2016 and can be preordered here.
By Jordan Lindley
UK-based band Enter Shikari have officially announced that they will be appearing in Mexico for the first time, joining the lineup for this year’s Knotfest weekend, and playing alongside highly-praised acts such as The Offspring, Slipknot, and the Deftones. Rou Reynolds, Enter Shikari’s frontman, spoke on the band’s appearance: “We can't wait to finally play Mexico. Over the years we've met so many people who've traveled to see us around the world from there, and it's always felt that there is such a genuine passion for our music in there and we've never been able to experience it,” adding, to the benefit of fans, that “…this is just the beginning.”
With the resonance of Reynolds’ words, Enter Shikari is additionally due to set out on a tour through the UK, as the four-piece band dives into headlining spots in large venues. Until Mexico, the band will be finishing out the summer with a handful of European shows, including a headlining spot at Barba Nagra Track, in Budapest, and then a line of Australian shows.
The content train doesn’t stop at headlining shows, as Enter Shikari has recently released a 30-minute mini-documentary of their recent tour, The Mindsweep Tour. It follows the band’s rehearsal process, band member interviews, and culminates in a sold-out, 9,000 capacity show at London’s Alexandra Palace. Enter Shikari is a band everyone ought to keep an eye on, as they take the world by storm in the coming year. The Mindsweep Tour – Documentary can be viewed here.
30th - Amber Beach Party Festival – Russia
11th - Kubana Festival - Latvia
19th - Zaxidfest Festival - Ukraine
20th - Rock Am See festival - Germany
22nd - Here Come The Wolves Festival - Austria
24th - Barba Negra Track, Budapest - Hungary
25th - Czad Festival - Poland
3rd - Home Festival - Italy
6th - Tokyo, Japan
8th - Osaka, Japan
9th - Nagoya, Japan
10th - Tokyo, Japan
19th - Melbourne, Australia
20th - Brisbane, Australia
21st - Sydney, Australia
22nd - Adelaide, Australia
24th - Fremantle, Australia
16th - Knotfest - Mexico