Friday, August 29, 2014

SycAmour Stream New Album "Indulgence: A Saga Of Lights" In Its Entirety Via Hopeless Records' YouTube Channel


Announce Fall Tour With Foxy Shazam And Masked Intruder

Debut Full-Length, Indulgence: A Saga 
Of Lights, Out September 2 via 
Hopeless Records

Ann Arbor, Michigan rock band SycAmour are thrilled to be streaming their new album Indulgence: A Saga Of Lights, in its entirety before the street date. The album, which is also the band's debut full-length, is set for release on September 2nd via Hopeless Records. Stream Indulgence: A Saga Of Lights now over at Hopeless Records' YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1vTpiyv 
  
SycAmour has also announced that they will be heading on tour with Foxy Shazam and Masked Intruder! The tour kicks off in Pittsburgh, PA on Halloween, and will wrap up in Palatine, IL on November 22nd. A full tour routing can be found below. Tickets are on sale now.

SycAmour recently released the first track off the album, "Calm Down Juliet (What A Drama Queen)." Stream it on the Hopeless Record YouTube channel, here: http://bit.ly/TDYi7U

The second single video, "We're In Hell," premiered on Loudwire. Fans can stream the song here: http://bit.ly/WZFlz6

Check out the lyric video for "Composure feat. Trenton Woodley" over at AltPress: http://bit.ly/YJBbfw 

"We've spent more than 2 years getting this record together; closer to three if we're talking about the entirety. Indulgence is our first genuine venture into the collective story universe we've been developing even prior to Obscure's release in 2012. It's a story about duality and how we, by human nature, contradict our beliefs, perspectives and worldviews; even though we like to think they're perfect and infinite. More specifically though, it's about Love, Revenge, Sex, Drugs, Unity, Sweat & Social Movement; whatever that means to you. Join The Heartwood," said vocalist Jeremy Gilmore on the new album.

Indulgence: A Saga Of Lights is now available for pre-order via iTunes and MerchNow.

MerchNow: SycAmour.com

The album was produced by Johnny Franck, mixed/mastered by Nick Sampson and includes guest vocals by the aforementioned Trenton Woodley (Hands Like Houses) and Phil Druyor (Attack Attack!,  I Am Abomination).

On September 5th, the band will play a hometown album release show at the 89x Chill on the Hill pre-party at The Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac, MI. SycAmour will be joined by special guests The Bad Chapter feat. Phil DruyorGone By SunsetThe Banshee Pilot and Narco Debut for this show. Advance tickets are only $10 and will include a copy of the new album, 
Indulgence: A Saga Of Lights, plus a mask for the masquerade. Tickets can be purchased here: http://fusionshows.com/event/09-05-14/sycamour-album-release-party-crofoot-pontiac-mi

The band will play at 89X's Chill on the Hill festival the following day, September 6th! The two day festival includes performances from label mates Taking Back Sunday and Silverstein as well as A Day To Remember, The Offspring, Bad Religion and many more. Tickets are available here:http://chillonthehillfestival.com/tickets

Indulgence: A Saga Of Lights Track Listing: 
1. The Measure
2. Downpour
3. We're In Hell
4. Calm Down Juliet (What A Drama Queen) 
5. Shut The Fuck Up
6. Brakes
7. Doubt [feat. Phil Druyor]
8. Magnati
9. Composure [feat. Trenton Woodley]
10. Lack Thereof
11. Fine Science

Upcoming Tour Dates
Sep 05    Pontiac, MI @ The Crofoot Ballroom ^
Sep 06    Sterling Heights, MI @ 89X Chill on the Hill Festival at Freedom Hill Amphitheater
Sep 20    Kitchener, ON @ KOI Music Festival

^ Album release show with The Bad Chapter, Gone By Sunset, The Banshee Pilot and Narco Debut

Fall Tour w/ Foxy Shazam and Masked Intruder
Oct 31                 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small's Theatre
Nov 01                New York, NY @ Webster Hall
Nov 04               Washington D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
Nov 06                Louisville, KY @Mercy Ballroom
Nov 07                Birmingham, AL @ Zydeco
Nov 08                New Orleans, LA @ The Howlin' Wolf       
Nov 10                Corpus Christi, TX @ House Of Rock
Nov 11                 Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald's
Nov 13                 Austin, TX @ Red 7
Nov 14                 Dallas, TX @ Trees
Nov 15                 Little Rock, AR @ Juanita's
Nov 17                 Iowa City, IA @ Gabe's Oasis
Nov 18                Madison, WI @ The Majestic
Nov 20                Bloomington, IL @ The Castle Theater
Nov 21                 Dekalb, IL  @ The House Café
Nov 22                Palatine, IL @ Durfy Nellies

Composed of vocalists Jeremy Gilmore and Tony Sugent, guitarist Zack Ferrell, bassist Charlie McCormick, and drummer Victor Yousof, SycAmour met while residing in the same Ann Arbor, Michigan neighborhood. The band's inspiration is drawn from the imagery-laden, vividly lyrical styles of theatrical-rock forerunners such as Chiodos, Panic! At the Disco and Underoath.
 
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Boston's Grammar share new track in advance of October release!



"Grammar excels in the unexpected, as evidenced by the shimmering cut, “New World.” Audacious lyrics surround the minimalist pop track, but they’re belied by the sly beats that wrap neatly around Lindsay’s textured, dreamy cooing." - Wondering Sound

Grammar is the project of 24-year-old Barrie Lindsay. Lindsay grew up outside of Boston and studied music theory and composition at Wesleyan in Connecticut. She formed Grammar her senior year as part of her thesis, where it took the shape of a 15-piece orchestral chamber pop group.
 

After graduating, Lindsay worked as a studio assistant for the sculptor George Sherwood and continued to write music and score short films. She joined her older brother Jack’s band as a keyboardist. As the band changed members and changed directions, they started playing Barrie’s original songs and became Grammar. She started writing songs geared toward the instrumentation of the band, focussing on electric guitar. After a year, they started playing out in Boston. In June 2014, Lindsay started putting together an EP of new songs, slated for release October 14th.

Grammar’s sound moved towards a darker, dreamier, cerebral pop — always with an emphasis on melody. The texture is warm and full but intentionally sparse.

In live performance, Lindsay sings lead vocals and is backed by a group of four childhood friends, including her older brother Jack Lindsay on drums, Chris Hemberger on guitar and voice, Sammy Stewart on keyboard, and Ryan Boyer on bass and voice.

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The Pineapple Thief offers free download of new track "Simple as That"


The Pineapple Thief is offering fans a free download of the new track "Simple as That" from the band's upcoming 10th studio album Magnolia at:http://emailunlock.com/kscope-burningshed/the-pineapple-thief-simple-as-that#Magnolia is set for a September 16 North American release via Kscope.

"Here's the opening track from the new album for you, the beginning of a deep and varied journey," said songwriter and guitarist Bruce Soord. "I hope you get as much from our new music as we do. Thanks for your support!"

Additionally, a Magnolia instrumental teaser video is streaming on YouTube at:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJrVo9BkURQ.

Fans can also pre-order Magnolia via the following links:

CD & VINYL BUNDLE: http://bit.ly/1kiyM57
T-SHIRT & ALBUM BUNDLES: http://bit.ly/11isAej

Magnolia follows the acclaimed 2012 album All The Wars and marks an important turning point for The Pineapple Thief, as it expands its musical horizons beyond the progressive sphere. Recorded at Snap Studios and mixed at Strongroom Studios in London, Magnoliarepresents the ultimate culmination of Soord's ongoing quest to raise spirits and connect. A devastating yet uplifting collection of 12 beautifully crafted songs, it showcases the band's intuitive chemistry and soulful demeanor, cramming a vast array of emotional shades and inspirational ideas into its 47 mesmerizing minutes. Veering from the strident opening assault of "Simple as That," due to be the first single, through to the cinematic sweep of the closing track "Bond," it marks an important step in the band's story, while skillfully encapsulating everything that has made its musical journey such a relentlessly fascinating one. 

"All I ever wanted was to write catchy songs that stay with people," commented Soord, explaining how this record represents an important evolutionary phase for The Pineapple Thief. "The striking thing is that there are no long tunes... all I care about now is writing a good song. I don't think about whether it's rock or progressive or commercial or anything like that. As time went on, I discovered I could say everything I wanted to say within a shorter period of time." 
 
New drummer Dan Osborne, also heavily involved in the production of Magnolia, brought fresh energy and ideas to The Pineapple Thief, strongly contributing to steer the band in a new direction. Completing the line-up are solid bassist Jon Sykes and keyboard maestro Steve Kitch. While string arrangements are courtesy of regular collaborator Andrew Skeet of The Divine Comedy, the stunning final mix was crafted by mix engineer Adam Noble, who has previously worked on albums from the likes of Placebo, Guillemots, Paul McCartney, Robbie Williams and Belgium alt rock band dEUS. The artwork for Magnolia was created by French artist Patrick Gonzales (http://www.patrickgonzales.net).


1. Simple as That (04:01)
2. Alone at Sea (05:21)
3. Don't Tell Me (03:35)
4. Magnolia (03:47)
5. Seasons Past (04:14)
6. Coming Home (03:06)
7. The One You Left to Die (04:19)
8. Breathe (02:35)
9. From Me (04:31)
10. Sense of Fear (04:31)
11. A Loneliness (03:22)
12. Bond (04:31)

Formed in 1999 by founder and chief songwriter Bruce Soord as an experimental bedroom project, The Pineapple Thief has since continued to evolve and refine its sound. The group is seen by many as one of the most interesting and innovative rock bands the U.K. has produced in recent years. Previous albums like Someone Here Is Missing (2010) and All The Wars (2012) have made The Pineapple Thief's reputation and fan base stronger, resulting in interest from a wider audience. Bruce Soord also collaborates with other Kscope artists, joining forces with Jonas Renkse of Swedish band Katatonia on their critically acclaimedWisdom Of Crowds project. Along with this collaboration, we saw Soord join Katatonia on their recent "Dethroned & Uncrowned - Unplugged & Reworked" acoustic European tour.  

With a new, blossoming sound, Magnolia has all the potential to bring The Pineapple Thief to the masses. This, the band's 10th record, could not only be a milestone, but also a mainstream breakthrough for the band. With Magnolia, The Pineapple Thief has created 12 musical gems that defy all classifications - anthemic, catchy, intense, honest and straight from the heart.

Stay tuned for more information on The Pineapple Thief and Magnolia.
 
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The Neighbourhood and Danny Brown Present Hate Machine


THE NEIGHBOURHOOD AND DANNY BROWN 
DEBUT NEW TRACK
"HATE MACHINE"
 
This is from The Neighbourhood's upcoming mixtape, #000000 & #FFFFFF
 
 
 

 

ALTERNATIVE PRESS STREAMS MERIDIAN’S ‘THE AWFUL TRUTH’ (8/29)

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Alternative Press proudly presents the complete album stream for MERIDIAN’s upcoming Victory debut, The Awful Truth.

For the entire weekend anyone can stream, for free, MERIDIAN’s genre bending, emotionally and harmonically gripping, infectiously melodic hardcore album, The Awful Truth.

Head to Alternative Press for MERIDIAN’s The Awful Truth.

The single, “Everything That Kept Me Moving” has already made believers out of Sirius/XM Faction, catapulting the track to the top of their charts last week. The music video debuts in the next two days.

Juan Espinosa, guitarist, shares, "We are pleased to finally share this album with you guys. We put our hearts and minds into creating a product we are really proud of. Come check us out at one of our upcoming tours."

The Awful Truth will be in stores and available everywhere digitally on September 2nd.

COLOMBIAN NECKTIE: West Coast Sludgecore Merchants Stream "Kevin's Song" At Skulls 'N' Bones; Twilight Upon Us Full-Length Out Now


Today Los Angeles sludgecore merchants, COLOMBIAN NECKTIE, are pleased to reveal "Kevin's Song" to the masses via Skulls 'N' Bones. The emotionally-driven hymn comes by way of the band's new full-length, Twilight Upon Us, self-released earlier this month.

Crowned "scary sick" by Decibel Magazine, Twilight Upon Us was produced by Erol "Rollie" Ulug (Graf Orlock) at Bright Lights Studios and has been flooring fans and critics alike with its meticulous hardcore/sludge fusion. AngryMetalGuy commends COLOMBIAN NECKTIE's, "heavy, muddy, and chunky riffs," and "no-bullshit song-writing approach," furthering that, "COLOMBIAN NECKTIE are great for getting right to the point and not teasing you or leading you on. Song writing is definitely the band's main focus on Twilight Upon Us, and that's where they shine." In a 4/5 rating, Stereokiller calls the record, "violent and impressive...," Wonderbox Metal dubs it, "highly recommended listen for all connoisseurs of heaviness," while Echoes And Dust adds, "if you're looking for some intense music that brings together some of your old favorites - Dystopia, Mohinder,Pg. 99 or even Cave In, check out  Twilight Upon Us."

As devouring as the record is however, much of Twilight Upon Us is rooted in tragedy as evidenced in ten-minute opus "Kevin's Song," written in honor of their late former bandmate. "As soon as I heard [guitarists] Ben [Daniels] and Juan [Hernandez-Cruz] playing the riffs for what would become 'Kevin's Song,' I knew we had something," relays vocalist Scott Werren. "Lyric-wise, all I could think of at first is the feeling of pain and loss but also this vision of Kevin just moving past a physical form and exploring the galaxy. So I made it like silver surfer riding through the universe giving us a report back on his findings."

Hear "Kevin's Song," now playing at Skulls 'N' Bones, at THIS LOCATION.

And if you missed it, sample "Guiding Light," still streaming at Decibel Magazine at THIS LOCATION as well as "Sleepwalking" available at Metal Insider at THIS LOCATION.

Named in honor of a song by iconic noise rockers Big Black but more commonly known as a method of murder where the victim's throat is slashed and the tongue is pulled through the open wound,COLOMBIAN NECKTIE has earned a reputation for their punishing riffs and maniacal DIY work ethic. Though clearly rooted in hardcore, tracks like the syncopated, sludgy death march of "Play The Game" and midtempo thrash of "Drought," complete with squealing synths, add a welcome dose of variance to an album that's uncompromising in its aggression.

Twilight Upon Us is out now independently. Order your copy today HERE.

Aphex Twin Syro International Listening Events

This is the flyer


This is the information
Beginning next Friday, over the course of several days there will be one off events internationally where fans will be able to hear Aphex Twin’s first new record in 13 year in its entirety before the release on September 23. RSVP ticket lottery begins on Sunday, August 31 at 4amPST/7amEST/12pmGMT/1pmCET and closes Tuesday, September 2 at midnight in each time zone.

These are the cities where they are happening

London, UK
New York City, US
Los Angeles, US
Chicago, US
Toronto, CA
Paris, FR
Brussels, BE
Utrecht, NL


This is where you out find more about rsvping for specific listenings:
http://smarturl.it/syro-listening

Thursday, August 28, 2014

THE FUROR - Black/Thrash/Death attack from Australia


This is gnarly, vehement Black/Death/Thrash Metal from a country that knows how it's to be done. Riffing and music takes precedence over anything else and the result is overwhelming. One-man army Disaster/Louis Rando is just going for the kill. This is instantly reminiscent of early Destroyer 666Angelcorpse/Order from ChaosMorbid AngelHate Eternal and of course Impiety. The raging intensity is comparable to the adrenaline-pumped Brazilian bands like Krisiun and its peers, whereas the thrashy edge is vicious, toxic and lethal. The drumming is unreal, Dizazter's main talent. The Furor is a byword for intensity and the band releases what's evidently its best and most accomplished album yet. 

Track Listing -
1. Hammer Hierarchy          
2. Inferno Fortificaion           
3. Summoned Obscurity      
4. Seven Trumpets (Ceaseless Armageddon)          
5. Corpse Eclipse      
6. Diabolic Liberation           
7. Black Sorcerer of Sadism           
8. Show No Mercy     (Slayer cover)
9. The Pentagram Prevails          

Total Playing time - 43:53


The Furor Bandcamp http://thefuror.bandcamp.com/


Label - Self Released

GHOUL: Creepsylvanian Marauders Prepare To Soil The US Supporting Skeletonwitch And Black Anvil


The masked mutants in GHOUL are preparing to terrorize the US next month on a live intrusion supporting blackened thrash headliners, Skeletonwitch, and black metal tyrants, Black Anvil! The caravan of chaos will begin September 5th in Chicago and sully nearly two dozen municipalities before coming to a mutinous close on September 24th, 2014 in San Francisco.

Says guitarist/vocalist Digestor:"Greetings, Numbskulls! Once again GHOUL is coming to your rotten country to murder and devour your lard-assed, chicken-fried, imbecilic citizenry! We are currently hiding in empty pickle barrels in the hold of a tramp steamer on its way to one of your American ports. Luckily the pickle barrels have Wi-Fi, so I can not only send out this message, but I can tweet about all the things that enrage me on a daily basis. What an exciting time we live in! Anyhooooo, come out to our shows with the mighty Skeletonwitch and Black Anvil, and kiss your ass goodbye! And as always, live for metal, DIE FOR GHOUL!"

GHOUL w/ Skeletonwitch, Black Anvil:
9/05/2014 Double door - Chicago, IL
9/06/2014 Agora Ballroom - Cleveland, OH
9/07/2014 The Waiting Room - Buffalo, NY
9/08/2014 The Sinclair - Boston, MA

9/09/2014 St. Vitus - Brooklyn, NY ** Noisey Presents: GHOUL, Mutant Supremacy, Grudges
9/10/2014 Underground Arts: Black Box - Philadelphia, PA
9/11/2014 Mr. Smalls - Pittsburgh, PA
9/12/2014 The Empire - Springfield, VA
9/13/2014 The Broadberry - Richmond, VA

9/14/2014 Tin Roof - Charleston SC *
9/15/2014 The Orpheum - Tampa, FL
9/16/2014 Masquerade - Atlanta, GA
9/17/2014 Siberia - New Orleans, LA *
9/18/2014 Fitzgerald's - Houston, TX
9/19/2014 Trees - Dallas, TX
9/20/2014 Red 7 - Austin, TX
9/22/2014 Club Red - Phoenix, AZ
9/23/2014 Roxy Theatre - Los Angeles, CA
9/24/2014 DNA Lounge - San Francisco, CA

*No Skeletonwitch
** No Skeletonwitch/Black Anvil

In related news, GHOUL recently penetrated Creepsylvanian National Television with the new rogue installment of their "Burning Questions" video series. Watch Cremator roast their inquisitive fanbase and other vats of humankind's fallout with Burning Questions HERE.

Additionally, GHOUL announced a new addition to their maggot-infested back-catalog, with the vinyl manifestation of their debut album, We Came For The Dead!!! Initially released in 2002, We Came For The Dead!!! was an instant cult classic in the most putrid depths of the metal underworld, delivering a slick, punk-infused style of American goregrind from an unidentified tomb in the depths of Creepsylvania, where they've since waged war on mortals from with full anonymity. Having brainwashed countless souls since with a plethora of disturbing musical platters, GHOUL now offers up We Came For The Dead!!! on vinyl which includes a GHOULish rendition of Megadeth's "Skull Beneath The Skin."

We Came For The Dead!!! will be available for public consumption September 9th,2014 via Tankcrimes on three gruesome color variants: a "More Blood" red edition in a run of 666, the ultra-limited "Torch" pressing in a tri-color yellow/orange/bone scheme, and the Die Hard edition, which bears a "Blood Spill" red inside clear vinyl, foil stamped jacket, flexi postcard w/ bonus track "We Are Creepsylvanians" by Igvar Shmeltzy and the Turnips. All vinyl editions include an instant download. Get gritty on this action HERE. And for the CD and digital format junkies, the album comes paired up with GHOUL's ghastly follow-up to We Came For The Dead!!!Maniaxe, as a nifty two-for-one album deal available now. Who says GHOUL doesn't like bargains. Order the CD HERE (or in stores worldwide) or the digital version HERE.

Zola Jesus Premieres New Video For "Dangerous Days"


Video still taken from her new video, directed by Tim Saccenti

WATCH "DANGEROUS DAYS" HERE

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS OCTOBER 8TH


"TAIGA" OUT OCTOBER 7TH, 2014


“Nika Danilova’s voice is an elemental, powerful thing.” (Best New Music) – Pitchfork

“Zola Jesus’ most profound, accessible release to date.” – BILLBOARD Magazine

“A beautiful electro-pop gem, and the only thing dangerous about it is how freaking addictive it is.” – NYLON

“Elegant synth-pop banger” – SPIN Magazine

“Danilova has a full-on anthem on her hands with this one.” – Flavorwire

NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
10/8 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s
10/9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
10/16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/17 – Washington, DC – Hirshhorn Museum
10/19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
Tickets available at www.zolajesus.com

Zola Jesus today unleashed her new video for “Dangerous Days” directed by contemporary visionary artist Tim Saccenti who has created an awe-inspiring backdrop for this anthemic song. Saccenti explains, “The song is a pure emotional plea, a future primitive call to arms. To create a moment of light in these dark times was our hope. Eschewing a heavy narrative we let the images of the Earth, filmed in wide screen and mixed with a tense unnatural presence, wash over the viewer while Nika communicates her powerful message.” Nika describes the video making process, “Working with Tim was effortless. His creative ambition to turn the abstract into a tangible feel is a rare treasure.” The video premiered today here on Vogue.com. Watch and share the video for “Dangerous Days” here.

Zola Jesus’s TAIGA is due for release October 7th, 2014 on Mute (pre-order here: http://found.ee/taigadigital). First single“Dangerous Days” is available for download on iTunes and Amazon and to stream on Spotify. Nika’s record release tour begins in San Francisco on October 8th, hitting major US cities, before the UK and Europe. Full list of dates is below, and tickets are on sale nowhere.  Watch the tour trailer here.

Nika is the 25-year-old behind Zola Jesus’ creative incarnations as sole singer and songwriter. Influenced by her time in Iceland, Vermont, and British Columbia, TAIGA was written on Vashon Island, WA and conjures all these places while creating a sonic space of its own that each listener can travel to, explore, hide in, and celebrate. Nika tracked and mixed the album in Los Angeles with co-producer Dean Hurley (David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse).

At once challenging and accessible, TAIGA is a transition for Zola Jesus. Undeniably branded with what Nika terms a “piercing ambition,” the album is best described by the artist herself: “The music on the record is massive, with big brass and beats, crystal clear vocals…It’s the most accessible music I’ve ever made, but also the most earnest and passionate. I gave everything for this record, more than ever before.” 


TAIGA TRACKLISTING
Taiga
Dangerous Days
Dust
Hunger
Go (Blank Sea)
Ego
Lawless
Nail
Long Way Down
Hollow
It’s Not Over
TAIGA PRE-ORDER:
CD | Digital | LP


EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
10/29 – Bristol, England – Colston Hall
10/30 – Leeds, England – Belgrave Music Hall
10/31 – Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo
11/1 – Manchester, England – Manchester Cathedral - Columns
11/4 – Paris, France – Badaboum
11/5 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
11/6 St Gallen, Switzerland - Palace
11/7 Geneva, Switzerland – l’Usine
11/8 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie
11/10 – Köln, Germany – Gebäude 9
11/11 – Berlin, Germany – Berghain
11/12 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel and Gefährlich
11/13 – Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
11/14 – Brussels, Belgium – La Nuit Botanique
11/15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
11/18 – London, England - KOKO
Tickets available at www.zolajesus.com

STREAM "DANGEROUS DAYS" HERE

LISTEN TO MAPS REMIX OF "DANGEROUS DAYS" HERE