"A big factor in this was beginning this tour immediately after an extremely intense period recording our new album, which had already left us burnt out and mentally / physically exhausted. Simply said - we have nothing left in us after the extremely long year we have had thus far. We have hit a brick wall and desperately need a break to be home, get healthy and clear our minds for the remainder of the year.
"We haven't taken this decision lightly. We make it carrying a great deal of guilt for letting down the bands we're on tour with and the fans that have bought tickets, and to them we are sorry. This is the first time in 8 years of touring that we've ever had to do anything like this and it makes us feel extremely uncomfortable. This is also a not a financially motivated
decision, exiting this tour means we lose out on a good amount of money, but somethings are more important. Protest is of course going on with the tour and they will announce our replacement soon.
"Again, we are deeply sorry to everyone we have let down. We will be back next year, revitalised and with a brand new album."
Bare The Traveler perform their "Indie Folk Punk" cover of Glassjaws Ape Dos Mil.
Ian Watkins, of Lostprophets fame, has pleaded guilty to a number of child sex offenses, including attempted baby rape.
I'm sure man are familiar with Chino Moreno's side project ††† (Crosses), so I don't need to inform anyone that everything debuted so far off their upcoming album has been nothing short of spectacular, including this video...
Check out German metal outfit Always Wanted War getting fit in their video for "Derry." The trio's low-budget video probably took just a little inspiration from OK Go.
Check out Franco and Rogen in "Bound 3," which honors the masterpiece that was Kanye West's video for "Bound 2."
And here's a cover. Vocals by Brian Storm, instrumentals by Andrew Baena. It's very A Day to Remember-ish.
For those of you who dig instrumental math rock, Patchwork Natives play the tappy, twinkly flavor. Check out their single "High Fives All Round!" and let the math run through you.
Official press release:
November 12, 2013
To our fans and friends,
"The recent shows we played around and including the Riot Fests in Colorado and Chicago were such a great time for us and we wanted to thank you all for the response, once again, to our erratic and spontaneous show scheduling. We had so much fun. So much, in fact, that we all decided we would like to do a few more shows before the end of the year. And since we have been working on some new material, we decided that it would be fun to try to go back and play all of our previous material.
That's right, all of it.
So we have booked 4 shows, 2 on the east coast and 2 on the west (sorry middle America), and we will play two complete albums each night. Since we want to cover everything, we are going to try to include all B-sides relating to each album as well on their corresponding nights.
The shows will be December 9th and 10th at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California, December 20th at The Paramount in Huntington, NY, and December 21st at Starland Ballroom in Sayreville, New Jersey. This should be a pretty fun venture, and we hope you guys will join us for the fun.
Today at 12pm Eastern, and then Pacific time a ticket pre-sale will go live on Ducatking. General tickets will go on sale this Thursday.
We hope you are all well, and we will see you soon.
- Jesse, Vin, Garrett, and Brian."
Official press release:
"Equal Vision Records alumni outfit The Sound of Animals Fighting, which features Anthony Green (Circa Survive), Matt Embree and Chris Tsagakis (Rx Bandits) and Rich Balling (formerly of Rx Bandits), will unite in March 2014 for a series of shows. This will be the band’s first time performing together in over seven years and will see the band performing on the East Coast for the first time ever.
The ever-evolving experimental outfit, who has carved out an incredibly unique niche in the modern musical landscape with their distinct style, shifting pool of guest artists and unique production methods, last performed in 2006 with a run of shows in San Diego, Las Vegas, Hollywood, and Anaheim – their only shows ever, until now. The magical artistic experience of the band’s previous Anaheim show was captured on film and later released as a live DVD called We Must Become The Change We Want To See.
The just announced dates will include performances of songs off of the band’s Equal Vision Records’ releases Tiger & The Duke and Lover, The Lord Has Left Us…, as well as never-before-performed songs off of their 2008 release The Ocean And The Sun [Epitaph Records]. In the signature spirit of The Sound of Animals Fighting’s always unique ventures, fans can again expect a one-of-a-kind experience at the upcoming tour dates, complete with intimate vignette solo performances by the likes of Embree, Green, and C-Gak as they enter the shows.
The Sound of Animals Fighting will be joined by Kansas post-rock practitioners The Appleseed Cast on the West Coast shows and supported by ensemble Unwed Sailor on the East Coast dates.
A special discounted bundle of The Sound of Animals Fighting’s We Must Become The Change We Want To See and Lover, The Lord Has Left Us is available now through equalvision.merchnow.com as the Equal Vision Records’ Deal of the Week.
Tickets for all shows will go on sale Friday, November 15 at 12pm local time, here: http://www.thesoundofanimalsfighting.com."
All upcoming tour dates can be found in the comments below.
City of Ifa have debuted "I Might" from their upcoming self-titled full-length. Highly recommended listen. A nice mixture of This Town Needs Guns-esque math rock and A Lot Like Birds-esque shouty, progressive post-hardcore.
Kathleen Mae, who lent vocals to five tracks on Strawberry Girls' French Ghetto, is readying a solo album of her own. "Fairest Nightmare" is the second song she's released, and you can peep it right beneath these words.
Those Mockingbirds have debuted a video for their single "How to Rob a Bank." Cheggit below.
In case you missed the other day's blurb, Sianvar is a band featuring Will Swan of Dance Gavin Dance, Donovan Melero of Hail the Sun, Joe Arrington and Michael Littlefield of A Lot Like Birds, and Sergio Medina of Stolas. Their debut self-titled EP will be out on January 5, but you can check their lead single "Sick Machine" below. If you couldn't tell by the line-up, expect mad guitar effects, breakneck tempo shifts and vocals that will piss off your granddad.
Donovan Melero - Vocals
Will Swan - Guitar
Sergio Medina - Guitar
Joe Arrington - Drums
Michael Littlefield - Bass
Official press release:
† † † (Crosses) are preparing for the release of their eagerly anticipated eponymous full-length debut, due out February 11 2014 via Sumerian Records. The 15 track CD will consist of songs from the band's previously released EP† and EP†† alongside five unreleased songs, including their new single "†he epilogue".
Spin.com is exclusively streaming another new track, "bi†ches brew".
The yet to be titled album will be available to pre-order digitally and physically on November 26. "†he epilogue" single will be released on iTunes and all streaming services on November 11 in the United States and on November 19th in Canada.
Florida based progressive metal act Cynic have confirmed their plans to release their next album on February 14, 2014. The
effort will be titled Kindly Bent To Free Us. Check out the comments to see artwork.
Closure in Moscow have debuted "The Church of Technochrist" from Pink Lemonade, their long-awaited follow-up to First Temple. It's.... funky, at least?
Sumerian Records seemingly endless roster of talent) have just released one of the tracks off their upcoming album Wolves Within
Ma Jolie, Bear vs. Shark-styled punk rockers out of Philly, are streaming "Kansas Slam" from their new LP Polars, due out next week.
Here's a regrettably short teaser for Sianvar, a band featuring Will Swan of Dance Gavin Dance, Donovan Melero of Hail the Sun, Joe Arrington and Michael Littlefield of A Lot Like Birds, and Sergio Medina of Stolas. For some of you, this is a godsend. For others, its the beginning of the end for good music.
French blackened post-hardcore beasts Celeste return with their first new music in three years with Animale(s). You can stream the whole dang thing right here.
I'll admit, I'm a From First to Last early years fan-boy, "Ride the Wings of Pestilence" and "Note to Self" will forever be engraved in my memories.
Matt Good has recently been generating some buzz on the interwebs with news of "a very cool announcement" he posted via Twitter.
Could Skrillex step back into "the scene" once again to become reclaim the Sonny legacy? Stay Tuned