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Stream Alden Penner + Michael Cera's new song "Meditate" @ Pitchfork
Download "Meditate" at Penner's Bandcamp page HERE!
Following the release of his new "JUNE 04" demos EP late last year, celebrated Canadian songwriter Alden Penner (The Unicorns, Clues, The Hidden Words) has premiered his new single "Meditate" exclusively at Pitchfork.com.
Featuring acclaimed actor Michael Cera and 12-year old Felix Tymoshenko, "Meditate" is the first single from Alden Penner's upcoming album set for release in June.
Watch the video for "Oh How The Day" by Alden Penner and Video Marsh @ NOISEY.com
SPLIT/RED Named "10 New Artists You Need to Know: October 2014" by Rolling Stone Magazine
On the heels of their debut release, titled "Serious Heft," out now on Midwest experimental label New Atlantis Records, Philadelphia and Chicago-based pummeling punk troupe SPLIT/RED are spending the weekend celebrating their new album with upcoming weekend performances in Washington, DC and Philadelphia.
Currently in the midst of receiving critical acclaim from the likes of Rolling Stone, NOISEY, Magnet Magazine, BrooklynVegan, Impose and other punk rock and taste-maker publications nationwide, the band is already set to release the follow-up to their debut release, tentatively set for release in Spring 2015, also courtesy of New Atlantis Records.
For more information, visit:
www.splitredmusic.com | twitter.com/split_red
In support of each band's new and upcoming albums, out this Fall and in 2015, New Jersey and New York rising punk bands The Moms and Everything Ever are announcing a round of upcoming Fall US tour dates, taking the bands to both coasts and most major markets in between.
The Moms + Everything Ever US Tour Dates:
10/24 Whippany, NJ - Whippanny VFW THE "BUY AMERICAN" RELEASE SHOW
10/25 Troy, NY - Ground Zero Basement
10/26 Norfolk, VA - The Munster House Shows
10/27 Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
10/28 Wilmington, NC - Reggies 42nd Street Tavern
10/29 Myrtle Beach, SC - Rockin' Hard Saloon
10/31 Gainesville, FL - THE FEST
11/2 Gainesville, FL - THE FEST(acoustic)
11/3 Marietta, GA - Swayze's Venue
11/4 Tupelo, MS - GOOD TIME CHARLIES
11/5 Little Rock, AR - Vino's Pizza-Pub-Brewery
11/6 Tulsa, OK - Downtown Lounge Tulsa
11/7 Forth Worth, TX - 1919 Hemphill
11/8 Austin, TX - The Annex
11/9 San Antonio, TX - Café Rev
11/10 Tucson, AZ The Rock
11/11 Mesa, AZ - Lo Fi Coffee
11/12 San Diego, CA - The Merrow
11/13 Murrieta, CA - The Dial
11/14 Fresno, CA - Chinatown Youth Center (CYC)
11/15 Van Nuys, CA - White Oak Music and Arts
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT - The Shred Shed SLC
11/18 Denver, CO - Lion's Lair
11/20 St. Louis, MO - The Demo STL
11/21 Rockford, IL - Hipster House
11/22 Bloomington, IN - Stoop Kids Stoop
11/23 Detroit, MI - PJ's Lager House
11/24 Canton, OH - Buzzbin Art & Music Shop
11/25 Philadelphia, PA - Chill Collins
11/26 Staten Island, NY - Mother Pug's Saloon
THE MOMS tread the thin line between shameless idiocy and dark humor, at times seeming to test the boundaries of the first amendment. The NJ drunk-punk trio’s first full length record “Buy American,” is a testament to that fact, and has premiered courtesy of Paper & Plastick Records on September 23rd.
The genre-bending album’s socially charged prose, featured in such high profile alternative publications as Rock Sound, Property of Zack, New Noise Magazine and others, touches upon subjects such as prescription drug abuse, private bomb brokers, joining the navy, and the potential for a better post-apocalyptic U.S.A. With the release of “Buy American,” The Moms will be touring, promoting their loud blend of sweat and satire, as well as a penchant for live performance and drunken debauchery.
Stream The Moms’ debut album “Buy American” HERE!
EVERYTHING EVER is a punk rock band from Staten Island, NY and Haworth, NJ consisting of members John Trotta (bass/vocals), Andrew Paladino (vocals/guitars), and Zach Sandel (drums). The band's relentless and melodic assault has been compared to No Use For A Name's groundbreaking "Leche Con Carne" album or Lagwagon's "Duh," all while incorporating the experimentation of contemporaries Portugal. The Man with the pop sensibilities of RVIVR and Bomb The Music Industry. In November, the band will be releasing their new "Doing Nothing" Limited Edition 7-inch, available now digitally through iTunes and other digital retailers via Secret Audio Club, with details of their upcoming full-length album “Solid Ground” (featuring vinyl mastered by New York’s James Plotkin) forthcoming.
Watch the video for Everything Ever's new single "Doing Nothing" HERE!
STREAM "SYLPHID VITALIZERS" FROM BRANDON SEABROOK HERE!
"Whatever the measure of volcanic heat Mr. Seabrook typically brings to his guitar and banjo playing, he doubles it on “Sylphid Vitalizers,” his experimental and maniacally focused new solo album." - THE NY TIMES
"An apocalyptic, supersonic general of the banjo (yes, the effing banjo), the ubiquitous Seabrook raises shreddage hell on a regular basis in his Brooklyn home base and beyond... Now, he's offering the obligatory yet essential solo record, further enriching his already vast oeuvre in the form of Sylphid Vitalizers, an epically dense lesson in brain-frying dynamics, fret-stomping virtuosity and banjo annihilation." - SPIN
"...Seabrook is in just-OD’d-on-speed-mode, deliriously zipping from Mick Barr-like metallic klassi-killing fingerage, Glenn Branca/Rhys Chatham/Sonic Youth dissonant guitar army textures and explosions and mind-blowing prog-rock complexities - all at mind-numbing breakneck speed." - NOISEY
"...he plays four-string banjo, but he's no folksy wannabe. He shreds the hell out of an electric guitar in search of circular micro-patterns, but he's not Mick Barr. He composes out-there avant-garde, but his music has a direct impact. His M.O. is to set expectations askew, changing the perspective just enough to discover new territory in places once thought to be extensively mapped and codified." - BROOKLYN VEGAN
Sylphid Vitalizers is the new full-length album from New York-based banjo/guitar shredder, Brandon Seabrook. Named "NYC's Best Guitarist of 2012" by the Village Voice, his work has been profiled by NPR, The Wall Street Journal, Fret Board Journal, and the UK avant-music magazine, Wire. Seabrook's work typically reflects the energy, dissonance, and hardworking ethos of the creative rock underground, without falling victim to the aesthetic constraints of scene or genre. Sylphid Vitalizers is no exception, harnessing hyperreal technique and impeccable articulation to stratify ecstatic cacophony, bridging the realms of extreme rock and the classical avant-garde.
Recognized by the New York Times as "a man apparently hellbent on earning the title of World's Least Rustic Banjo Player." Seabrook’s aggressive punk appropriation of the four-stringed banjo is abundantly evidenced on Sylphid Vitalizers. Album opener 'Ballad of Newfangled Vicissitudes' opens with a series of multi-tracked, dissonant modulations, somewhat reminiscent of the classic guitar orchestras of Glenn Branca and Rhys Chatham, before cresting the heavens and laying waste to the stratosphere. The tune is constructed on a framework that bookends expanses of wide-open texture with dissonant, startlingly fast runs, punctuated by pummeling drums. The guitar work is equally formidable, rendering terms like 'shred' and 'speed picking' laughably inchoate. 'Cabeza Spams & Aural Championships' opens with chromatic flurries in lockstep with the programmed drums before transfiguring into a set of stacked chords, blossoming in both intensity and surreal beauty, manifesting an hallucinatory landscape. 'Mucoidal Woolgathering' is another blistering piece for banjo, marrying a prolapsing, tumbling pentatonic run to layers of gnarled droning banjo before spiraling out of orbit. Even when the music is at the peak of density and freneticism, the music is executed with inhuman precision and dexterity.
Brandon's work treads a broad swath through contemporary underground music, dealing in everything from avant-jazz with Gerald Cleaver's Black Host and trumpeter Peter Evans' groups, to klezmer with Naftule's Dream, and collaborations with legends like Anthony Braxton and Elliott Sharp. His own vehicle, Seabrook Power Plant, have released two self-titled albums, fittingly titled Seabrook Power Plant I (2009) and Seabrook Power Plant II (2011), released on Brooklyn’s Loyal Label. On June 24, 2014, cosmic sound imprint New Atlantis Records will release his solo guitar/banjo debut, Sylphid Vitalizers, and the bar for solo electric guitar/banjo composition and performance may never be set higher.
STREAM "IRON RAIN" from ILLUSTRATIONS @ NOISEY.COM!
"The track barrels out of the gate with a gritty, chunky riff ready to stomp out anyone in their path with a fervor. That smoldering rift carries the punch of death 'n’ roll like Entombed’s Wolverine Blues, though it doesn’t rely on its guitar tones to carry it. Each kick and hit of the drum grooves in the midst of the thunderstorm of a riff, providing a crunchy dichotomy. Speaking of dichotomies, the song isn’t all kicks and stabs. Before you even realize it, the track hums down to a haunting piano piece to destabilize the structure of the song. It’s a little beguiling since the song doesn’t stay pretty for long, with Illustrations grabbing the piano hook and slamming it right back into the listener’s ears on a chariot of thundering guitars." - Noisey.com
Following the news of their new EP "Acts of God" out later this Summer, San Antonio based punk-infused hardcore band ILLUSTRATIONS have premiered the first track off the new release, titled "Iron Rain" streaming exclusively at Vice Magazine's Noisey.com.
The new release will serve as one of a handful of new releases out this year, and will be followed by upcoming August US tour dates (more information and new music coming soon!).
In support of their debut album "Let Me Go" released Fall 2013 on Baldy Longhair Records, New Jersey garage-pop-punk phenoms CRAZY & THE BRAINS have premiered their new videos for "NYC" and "Say My Name" at Vice Magazine's NOISEY.COM and The Onion's AV CLUB respectively.
Watch these and other new videos from Crazy & The Brains HERE!