Think Fast! Records

Think Fast! Records Signs Worldwide Distribution Deal with Trustkill Entertainment

Up and coming rising hardcore label Think Fast! Records has signed a worldwide distribution deal with Trustkill Entertainment. The label’s bands and releases will be in good hands with Trustkill’s global network of executives and marketing/distribution partners in the physical, digital, and mobile landscape.

“We’re very excited to have a label like Trustkill get behind our distribution efforts. Our new deal will allow a growing hardcore/punk label like Think Fast! to be spread on a larger scale and on a global level” comments Think Fast! co-owner, Ryan O’Connor.
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Os Mutantes


NEW OS MUTANTES SONG PREMIERES ON STEREOGUM TODAY
NORTH AMERICAN TOUR KICKS OFF AUGUST 28

Revered Tropicália band Os Mutantes have emerged after thirty-five years to record a sumptuous new album entitled Haih or Amortecedor due out 09-08 on Anti Records. The new songs are the result of an astonishing collaboration between band leader Sergio Dias and Tom Zé, renowned Brazilian musician and fellow instigator of the Dadaist influenced cut and paste Tropicália movement. The result is an album which both captures the classic Os Mutantes sound while moving it distinctly forward.

When the first new song “Teclar” debuted in July, Pitchfork remarked: “Lead Mutante Sergio Dias isn’t trying to sound like a kid anymore, something more veteran figures should probably try when they record new stuff. The track is slower and more languorous than the Os Mutantes of old. Hints of Eastern melodic scales and pastoral British folk creep in alongside the mix of traditional Brazilian music and Beatles-informed psych that first brought this band into the game.”

The Mutantes are now set to premier a second song off their anticipated new album today at www.stereogum.com. Like most of the new songs, “Anagrama,” is collaborative composition between Dias and Zé. The result is an enthralling mix of modern psychedelia and sensuous folk pop.

“When I first wrote this song it was too personal but I loved the melody,” Diaz explains. “So underneath there are lines of some other lyrics that I am singing. It’s a very poetic love song but it was just too personal, so Tom Zé did this really amazing thing where he cut off the last syllable of every word so you would have to figure them out in your head. There is a telephone voice referencing the other lyrics. The music is kind of a here there and everywhere, a bossa nova with a bit of Loving Spoonful in the guitar.”

The band will embark on an extensive North American tour beginning August 28th in Los Angeles.
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Phantom – The New Piracy

LOS ANGELES ROCK OUTFIT PHATHOM
RELEASE 2 MORE TRACKS FROM THEIR NEW CD
‘THE NEW PIRACY’
VIA FREE MUSIC DOWNLOAD CAMPAIGN

Here all tracks release here:
http://hardlineent.com/phathom/the_new_piracy/

Los Angeles based band, Phathom-Matthew Sikora (Vocals, Guitar), Jason Stone (Guitar, Vocals), Yannick d’Assignies (Bass, Vocals) and Anton Tilgren (Drums) are ready to give away two more tracks from their latest CD ‘The New Piracy’. Instead of your tradition street date release the band has opted for an ongoing online campaign where they will give away 2 new songs each month as free downloads. The first 4 songs have already hit the Internet produced by Charlie Paulson of Goldfinger/Black President and co-produced and recorded by Mike Sutherland (Pennywise, Pepper, as well as Phathom’s “Zombie Love”). This month’s tracks are titled, “Bliss” and “House Of Glass”.

Since the band’s formation and in the spirit of DIY Phathom has remained independent of any record label aid and currently resides with Hardline Entertainment under the management of Ken Seaton.

The Phathom online campaign has the support of Rockstar Energy Drink’s site www.RockStar69.com and www.Gibson.com, www.TheInterlude.com and www.addicted2shows.com who will also be posting the songs for free download.

For up-to-date news check out:

www.PHATHOMSOUND.com

Skinlab – The Scars Between Us

Skinlab’s upcoming album ‘The Scars Between Us’ is now streaming in its entirety at http://tunelab.com/2009/08/12/album-stream-skinlab-the-scars-between-us/

The album stream is only available for a 72-hour period, and TuneLab.com is the only place you can hear the entire album. ‘The Scars Between Us’ hits US stores on September 15th via Stand Up and Deliver Records.

It Dies Today – Free Download

IT DIES TODAY
DEBUT NEW SONG DOWNLOAD AT THE GAUNTLET.COM
BAND SET TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM “LIVIDITY”
ON TRUSTKILL SEPTEMBER 15TH
HEADLINE TOUR WITH VANNA AND
ARSONISTS GET ALL THE GIRLS STARTS SEPT. 10TH
The wait is over and Trustkill band IT DIES TODAY are set to release their long awaited album LIVIDITY, out September 15. Look for the band to kick off a tour with Vanna and Arsonists get all the girls on September 10 in support.

Free download of a brand new track now at The Gauntlet.com.

Hailing from Buffalo, NY IT DIES TODAY formed in 2001. The group creates a blend of brutal riffs and punishing breakdowns that are coupled with huge anthemic and driving melodies. This dichotomy within their sound has gained them fans across the metal, hardcore and rock scenes. At their formation, most band members were only 16 years old and although now only in their early 20s this is a band who has already accomplished more than bands twice their age and they have only just begun.
Look for the true strength, ability and resolve of this band to explode with “Lividity” on September 15.

Live with Vanna and Arsonists Get All The Girls
September 10 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
September 11 – Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
September 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Loft
September 13 – South Hackensack, NJ @ School Of Rock
September 14 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
September 16 – Jacksonville, NC @ Hooligan’s
September 17 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
September 18 – Spartanburg, SC @ Ground Zero
September 19 – Mobile, AL @ Alabama Music Box
September 23 – Houston, TX @ The Java Jazz
September 24 – San Antonio, TX @ Scout Bar
September 25 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
September 27 – Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theatre
September 28 – Farmington, NM @ Gator’s
September 30 -=2 0Tempe, AZ @ The Sets
October 1 – Los Angeles, CA @ Whisky A Go Go
October 6 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep
October 10 – Detroit, MI @ Harpo’s
October 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
October 15 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
October 16 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place
October 17 – Toronto, CA @ Wreck Room

www.myspace.com/itdiestoday
www.trustkill.com/artist/It+Dies+Today
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Memphis May Fire Tour

MEMPHIS MAY FIRE ON TOUR NOW

TRUSTKILL RECORDS FULL LENGTH DEBUT
‘SLEEPWALKING’ – AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE – JULY 21

DOWNLOAD THE SINGLE NORTH ATLANTIC VS NORTH CAROLINA AT TRUSTKILL.COM

http://www.trustkill.com/memphismayfire/NorthAtlanticVsNorthCarolina/

Hailing from Dallas, TX — Matt Mullins, Kellen McGregor, Jeremy Grisham, Ryan Bentley and Cory Elder are Memphis May Fire. Their debut full length CD “Sleepwalking” produced by Casey Bates (Chiod os, A Skylit Drive) will hit the street July 21. Look for nonstop touring into 2010 in support of new CD, for up-to-date tour news check out www.killertours.com.

Get a free download of the track “North ATLANTIC VS North CAROLINA” from SLEEPWALKING now at:
http://www.trustkill.com/memphismayfire/NorthAtlanticVsNorthCarolina/

“heads straight for the adrenal gland before unleashing an unexpectedly melodic chorus…what follows pretty much ploughs the same furrow, they really do know how to wield a killer riff and supercharge their melodies, making them impossible to ignore”
–Kerrang!

Already known for their emotionally volatile live show the band puts their heart and soul into delivering a set that leaves attendees stunned and begging for more night after night. The wait is over, and they mean it when they say they’re her e to stay

See them live: (Go to KillerTours.com for all show details)
With Before Fear, Oceana and Of Machines:
7/15 The Crossing Palmdale, CA
7/17 Clubhouse Tempe, AZ
7/19 Bricktown Live Oklahoma City, OK
7/20 Art Ambush Waco, TX
7/21 Rock Bottom San Antonio, TX
7/22 Java Jazz Houston, TX
7/24 Music Box Mobile, AL
7/25 7 avenue Douglasville, GA
7/27 Lucky’s Pub Wilmington, NC
7/29 Eleanor Rigby’s Jermyn, PA
7/30 602 Lounge Patchogue, NY
7/31 Rocko’s Manchester, NH
8/1 Hanger 84 Vineland, NJ
8/2 Chicken Coop Buffalo, NY
8/3 Peabody’s Cleveland, OH
8/4 Static Age ;Romeo, MI
8/6 Mojoes Rock House Orland Park, IL
8/7 Long Memorial Hall Farmington, MI

Look for more dates to be announced soon.

http://www.myspace.com/memphismayfire
www.trustkill.com

Blink-182 Limited Edition Shirts

blink-182 has teamed with photographers Jered Martin http://jeredscott.com and Lisa Johnson http://www.myspace.com/lisajohnsonphoto to create special limited edition t-shirts for each stop on the tour. The shirts will be limited to 182 pieces per night. Once they are gone they are gone. The screens and film will be destroyed and never printed again.

Youth Brigade & Off With Their Heads

Youth Brigade will be supporting the upcoming release of the BYO Records 25th Anniversary Boxed set with shows on the East Coast. Touring with them will be Minneapolis’ own, Off With Their Heads. The two bands share key interests that include a penchant for punk rock with more hooks than a fisherman’s tackle box and a love for each other’s bands! A third band will be joining them starting the September 17 date and will be announced in the coming weeks.

The full-length documentary Let Them Know: The Story of Youth Brigade and BYO Records will screen in select cities in conjunction with these tour dates. More details on the release and movie screenings to come. This is only one leg in Youth Brigade’s planned touring which will extend into winter of ’09.

In the meantime, check out the recently launched website www.letthemknowthemovie.com for more on what’s coming up.

For more info on Youth Brigade: www.byorecords.com
For more info on Off With Their Heads: www.myspace.com/offwiththeirheads

9/14/09 Detroit, MI @ Small’s Bar
9/15/09 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s
9/16/09 Pittsburgh, PA @ Belvedere’s
9/17/09 Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar
9/18/09 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
9/19/09 Brooklyn, NY @ Europa
9/20/09 Boston, MA @ Middle East
9/21/09 Pittsfield, MA @ Hall

Playing Catchup

I know the volume of reviews has been low as of late. In the interest of restoring the natural balance and harmony to the world, the next batch of reviews may be decidedly brief and for that I apologize.

On another note, Danny from the North Side Kings and his family have been the victims of a house fire. They lost everything. If you can help out at all, please click here to make a donation.

And finally, The Peacocks (Switzerland) are playing at the Radio Room in San Diego tonight. It should be a damn fine show. I’ve been wanting to see them for years and now I finally can.

Cheers,
Jerry Actually

Trustkill band Soldiers to release new CD in 2009

Long Island’s SOLDIERS are feverishly writing for their follow up album to 2008’s “End Of Days”. Singer and songwriter Rick Jiminez checked in with Trustkill to say, “We’ve had some time this spring and summer between the activity of all of our other bands and started writing some new shit. It’s been a while since we had written and released “End Of Days” so we approached this from a totally refreshed perspective. The stuff is still as pissed and frustrated as ever.”

Speaking more specifically on some new songs, Rick said, “The past year and a half have built up quite a bit of cynicism and rage in me and the music also reflects that. “Black Scar” is a new song that switches the perspective of how I usually approach a song. Instead of focusing my attention towards how I observe others and their actions, I’ve used the song to express what I’ve become because of the filth I see and am sometimes forced to be surrounded by.”

For up-to-date information check out: http://www.trustkill.com