Joyce Manner – 40oz to Fresno Out Now

JOYCE MANOR NEW ALBUM

‘40 OZ. TO FRESNO’ OUT NOW 

JOYCE MANOR COLLABORATES WITH SO CAL EATERY BURGERLORDS

US HEADLINING TOUR STARTS THIS AUGUST

ARTWORK

as if Taking Back Sunday had attended the Guided By Voices school of songwriting,” NYT on “Gotta Let It Go”

a hooky, straightforward rock band that can’t seem to miss, with a signature touch you can’t mistake no matter how much they tweak the details.” – Stereogum

 “a refreshing burst of off-kilter rock—whether it’s emo, pop-punk, or indie rock. It’s just an undeniable jam.” – UPROXX on “Don’t Try”

sounds like the Joyce Manor you fell in love with from the very beginning…” – SPIN on “Gotta Let It Go”

Today, Joyce Manor unveil their 6th studio album, 40 oz. To Fresno. Seeing the band return to form after a brief hiatus, it will undoubtedly please fans who have been waiting four years since 2018’s Million Dollars To Kill Me. The much anticipated record has songs that span over the last eight years, yet achieve a cohesion that marks the next chapter of Joyce Manor.  

Vocalist Barry Johnson summarizes,“This album makes me think of our early tours, drinking a 40 in the van on a night drive blasting Guided By Voices and smoking cigarettes the whole way to Fresno.”

LISTEN TO 40 OZ TO FRESNO HERE

In celebration of the release, Joyce Manor have teamed up with local Los Angeles vegan fast food establishment, Burgerlords from the weekend of June 10th through June 12th. Fans and foodies alike can stop by and enjoy a unique vegan burrito created by the band, a branded hot sauce, as well as limited edition t-shirts and only 100 prints of an exclusive vinyl variant with an alternate album cover. Both the Highland Park and Chinatown, Los Angeles locations will be participating while supplies last.

Originally planning to take a break from music, Joyce Manor brought their latest project 40 oz to Fresno to life thanks to singer/guitarist Barry Johnson’s desire to keep writing during quarantine. Produced by Rob Schnapf (Elliott Smith, Tokyo Police Club, Joyce Manor’s ‘Cody’,) mixed by Tony Hoffer (Beck, Phoenix) with Tony Thaxton of Motion City Soundtrack on drums, a sense of liberation lies at the core of this project. It’s strangely fitting that the title was taken from an auto-corrected text message about Sublime. Those types of happy accidents are all over 40 oz. To Fresnoand are worth the subsequent sonic hangover.

Since forming in 2008, the pop-punk group has proved time and time again that they can capture listeners’ attention through catchy yet thought provoking lyrics, and high energy shows. Although they have an established sound that reflects the energetic and gritty nature of the band which fans have come to expect, they push the limits by experimenting throughout the recording process.

40 oz. To Fresno Track Listing

  1. Souvenir
  2. NBTSA
  3. Reason To Believe
  4. You’re Not Famous Anymore
  5. Don’t Try
  6. Gotta Let It Go
  7. Dance With Me
  8. Did You Ever Know
  9. Secret Sisters

JOYCE MANOR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES

8/3/22  – Denver, CO – Ogden Theater **

8/4/22 – Omaha, NE – Slowdown **

8/5/22  – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue **

8/6/22  – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall **

8/7/22  – Detroit, MI – Majestic Theater **

8/8/22  – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theater **

8/9/22  – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall **

8/10/22  – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom **

8/12/22  – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel **

8/13/22  – Boston, MA – Roadrunner **

8/14/22  – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer **

8/16/22  – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live **

8/17/22  – Richmond, VA – The National **

8/18/22  – Columbia, SC – The Senate **

8/19/22  – Nashville, TN – Main Stage @ Eastside Bowl **

8/20/22  – Atlanta, GA – Variety Playhouse **

8/21/22  – St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live **

8/3/22  – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live **

8/24/22  – Austin, TX – Far Out Lounge **

8/25/22  – Dallas, TX – Studio @ The Factory **

8/27/22  – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren **

1/7/23 – Long Beach, CA – Long Beach Arena  ~

** w/ Citizen, Prince Daddy & The Hyena and PHONY

~ w/ PUP, Jeff Rosenstock and Slaughterhouse

ABOUT JOYCE MANOR

Joyce Manor is a band from Torrance, CA consisting of Barry Johnson (vocals/guitar), Chase Knobbe (guitar), and Matt Ebert (bass). Johnson and Knobbe started the band in 2008 in the Disneyland parking lot while sharing a bottle of cheap booze. Named after an apartment complex that Johnson would walk past every day, Joyce Manor made their debut as an acoustic two-piece. Quickly they learned that playing loud was much more fun and invited friends to join the lineup. The band has since released five studio albums; Joyce Manor (2011), Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired (2012), Never Hungover Again (2014), Cody (2016), Million Dollars to Kill Me (2018), and Songs From Northern Torrance (2020).  Joyce Manor has toured extensively and has made festival appearances at FYF Fest, Coachella, Riot Fest, and others. Press accolades for Joyce Manor include support from Pitchfork, Stereogum, NPR, The New York Times, Brooklyn Vegan, SPIN, Rolling Stone, The FADER, and more.

The Drowns Announce June Tour

New EP “Lunatics” Available Now

Seattle, WA — May 3, 2022 — Seattle rockers THE DROWNS have announced June tour dates along the west coast in support of their new EP “Lunatics.” The EP is available on Pirates Press Records’ webstore.

The tour begins on June 8th in Albany, California and ends on June 24th with a hometown show at the famed El Corazon in Seattle, Washington. In addition, the band will be playing three shows alongside fellow Pacific Northwest punk act Defiance.

Following this west coast tour, the band will head over to Europe for the Stomp & Shout Tour which will include several festival appearances including Rebellion, Paris Punk Rock Summer Fest, and Back To Future Festival.

“Lunatics” is the follow-up to the band’s recently released 7” “Know Who You Are” and their previous full-length “Under Tension.” For “Lunatics,” The Drowns once again got back into the studio with producer Ted Hutt (The Gaslight Anthem, Dropkick Murphys, The Bouncing Souls) to re-capture the magic they created for “Under Tension.”

The EP showcases incredible growth in The Drowns’ songwriting – revealing an array of influences the band has not showcased in their prior releases.

Catch The Drowns on tour all summer long supporting “Lunatics!”

Catch The Drowns on tour:

06/08/2022 – Albany, CA – Ivy Room
06/09/2022 – Ventura, CA – Gigi’s
06/10/2022 – Long Beach, CA – Alex’s Bar (w/ Defiance)
06/11/2022 – San Diego, CA – Kensington Club (w/ Defiance)
06/12/2022 – Los Angeles, CA – First St. Billiards (w/ Defiance)
06/13/2022 – Tempe, AZ – Yucca Tap Room
06/16/2022 – San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
06/17/2022 – Dallas, TX – Three Links
06/18/2022 – Austin, TX – Sunny’s Backyard
06/20/2022 – Denver, CO – HQ
06/22/2022 – Salt Lake City, UT – Aces High Saloon
06/23/2022 – Boise, ID – The Shredder
06/24/2022 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon

Stomp & Shout Tour 2022:
07/19/2022 – Koln, DE – Sonic Ballroom
07/20/2022 – Hamburg, DE – Indra
07/21/2022 – Glaubitz, DE – Back to Future Festival
07/22/2022 – Winsen, DE – Südwinsen Festival
07/23/2022 – Berlin, DE – Wild at Heart
07/24/2022 – Hannover, DE – Vereinsgaststätte SV Arminia Hannover
07/25/2022 – Bochum, DE – Trompete
07/26/2022 – Aachen, DE – Wild Rover
07/27/2022 – Karlsruhe, DE – Alte Hackerel
07/28/2022 – Zürich, CH – Dynamo
07/29/2022 – München, DE – Import / Export
07/30/2022 – Bocholt, DE – Vogelhaus
07/31/2022 – Oostmaale, BE – Klub Kmalle
08/01/2022 – Paris, FR – Paris Punk Rock Summer
08/02/2022 – Nürnberg, DE – Kantine
08/03/2022 – Leipzig, DE – Conne Island
08/04/2022 – Eisenhüttenstadt, DE – Subculture Holiday
08/05/2022 – Münster, DE – Sputnikhalle
08/06/2022 – Duffel, BE – Brakrock
08/07/2022 – Blackpool, UK – Rebellion Festival

For more information on The Drowns:
https://facebook.com/thedrowns
https://www.twitter.com/wearethedrowns
https://www.instagram.com/thedrowns/

Street Punk Icons THE CASUALTIES Ride The Storm On East Coast U.S. Tour!

Street Punk Icons THE CASUALTIES Ride The Storm On East Coast U.S. Tour!
Los Angeles, CA – When last we caught up with street punk legends, The Casualties, they had just released a brand new “live in the studio” album recorded in 2019 called Until Death – Studio Sessions on which the band unleashed their fury on some of the biggest songs from their extensive catalog, songs such as “Unknown Soldier,” “We Are All We Have,” “Punk Rock Love” and more! The band then followed that up with a nationwide tour with Strung Out just before the world was engulfed in the COVID-19 pandemic. But you can’t keep a good punk down so the band regrouped at the end of 2021 and launched a new tour called All Out Tour, which was rapturously received by the pit-starved punk rock faithful.
Now, The Casualties have returned for the inevitable sequel! Bigger and better than the previous iteration, All Out Tour II features a rested and rejuvenated Casualties line-up plus two special guests, Rotten Stitches and Stolen Wheelchairs. Whereas the first All Out Tour focused primarily on the western half of the U.S., Part II finds the Four Horsemen of the Punk Rock Apocalypse galloping deep into the eastern states. So get ready to join the pit – it could be your last!

TOUR DATES:
Feb 08 – Mercury Lounge – Tulsa, OK
Feb 09 – 1867 Bar – Lincoln, NE
Feb 10 – Lefty’s Live Music – Des Moines, IA
Feb 11 – Sounds Of The Street Festival – Chicago, IL
Feb 12 – The Sanctuary – Detroit, MI
Feb 13 – Legends – Cincinnati, OH
Feb 15 – Now That’s Class – Cleveland, OH
Feb 16 – Mohawk Place – Buffalo, NY
Feb 17 – Empire Underground – Saint Albans, NY
Feb 18 – First Unitarian Church – Philadelphia, PA
Feb 19 – QXT’s Night Club – Newark, NJ
Feb 20 – Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, NY
Feb 22 – The Bunker Brewpub & Cadence Hall – Virginia Beach, VA
Feb 23 – The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Feb 24 – 1904 Music Hall – Jacksonville, FL
Feb 25 – Las Rosas – Miami, FL
Feb 26 – The Orpheum – Tampa, FL
Feb 27 – Will’s Pub – Orlando, FL

Order CD/Vinyl of Until Death – Studio Sessions:https://cleorecs.com/store/?s=casualties+until+death&post_type=product

SOUL GLO ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM DIASPORA PROBLEMS

SOUL GLO
ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM

DIASPORA PROBLEMS
OUT CD/DIGITAL MARCH 25 VIA EPITAPH
& ON VINYL VIA SECRET VOICE
SHIPPING LATE 2022

SHARE NEW TRACK
“JUMP!! (OR GET JUMPED!!!)((BY THE FUTURE))”

WATCH | LISTEN

ON TOUR WITH CIRCA SURVIVE
BEGINNING FEBRUARY 6

ARTWORK

Revolutionary Philadelphia hardcore band, Soul Glo is thrilled to announce their fourth studio album Diaspora Problems due out digitally on March 25. The album will be available on vinyl via Secret Voice, expected to ship late 2022. Pre-orders are available now, here.

Today, the band shares the first glimpse of the forthcoming album with “Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future)),” a hardcore whirlwind of justified rage, spinning like a verbal circle pit with a steady drumbeat and swirling guitars. Lyrically, Soul Glo examine the disposability of Black art and its creators and the mental anguish of having “big big plans” in a time when a future is not guaranteed. “Many artists feel as though time is a consistent adversary when it comes to the production of their work, but there is a population of people within this group who fear even more the probability of their time permanently coming to a close before they can enjoy the fruit of their labor,” explains the band. “Many Black artists who reach superstar status do so posthumously or have a limited amount of time to establish their legacy.” Throughout the track, Soul Glo breakdown genre walls blending hip-hop, hardcore, and punk channeling the flow of Migos and Three 6 Mafia mixed with the hardcore likings of Warthog, Converge’s You Fail Me-era, and screamo cacophony akin to City of Caterpillar.

CHECK OUT “JUMP!! (OR GET JUMPED!!!)((BY THE FUTURE))” NOW
WATCH | LISTEN

Conceptualized over the course of 2016 to 2021, Diaspora Problems was recorded in an unfinished warehouse and the band’s practice space during the hottest parts of summer 2021.

The self-produced albumexplores an artist and individuals’ self-doubt and self-hate, past traumas that can only be worked out in adulthood, financial instability and how it affects an artist, the effects of institutional and state violence, and the power of community that delivered Soul Glo through each struggle the band has endured from their inception and before. Soul Glo’s lyrics are uncompromising, written to raise awareness of social justice issues, and designed to make you look inward.

Diaspora Problems is only the beginning of what will undoubtedly be a bright future for Soul Glo, as well as a forecast for what the band is capable of musically. Hardcore punk is at the precipice of a sonic revolution as a higher variance of people find room for themselves and the expression of their lived experience within the genre. More and more people will be injecting a cultural identity and offering a narrative previously unheard and/or underappreciated by punk rockers and kindred spirits the world over. Diaspora Problems is not aiming to be the only album like it that exists, but instead one of many entries in a new dawn for rock music.

Soul Glo is Pierce Jordan (vocals), Ruben Polo (guitar), GG Guerra (bass, vocals, programming), and TJ Stevenson (drums).

DIASPORA PROBLEMS TRACKLIST
1. Gold Chain Punk (whogonbeatmyass?)
2. Coming Correct Is Cheaper
3. Thumbsucker
4. Fucked Up If True
5.Jump!! (Or Get Jumped!!!)((by the future))
6. Driponomics (ft. Mother Maryrose)
7. (Five Years And) My Family
8. The Thangs I Carry (ft. Bearcat)
9. We Wants Revenge
10. John J (ft. Kathryn Edwards and Zula Wildheart)
11. GODBLESSYALLREALGOOD
12. Spiritual Level Of Gang Shit (ft. Mckinley Dixon and Lojii)

Soul Glo will hit the road with Circa Survive and Tigers Jaw in North America starting February 6 in Fort Lauderdale, FL. January 7 – February 5 dates have been postponed, reschedule information coming soon. 

SOUL GLO TOUR DATES
with Circa Survive & Tigers Jaw

2/6                   Ft. Lauderdale, FL                  Revolution
2/8                   St Petersburg, FL                   Jannus Live
2/9                   Orlando, FL                             House of Blues
2/11                 Atlanta, GA                             Masquerade
2/12                 Charlotte, NC                          The Fillmore
2/13                 Richmond, VA                        The National
2/15                 Nashville, TN                          Cannery Ballroom
2/16                 Louisville, KY                          Mercury Ballroom
2/18                 Cincinnati, OH                        Bogarts
2/19                 Detroit, MI                               The Majestic
2/20                 Toronto, ON                            Opera House
2/22                 Montreal, QC                          Fairmont Theatre
2/23                 Albany, NY                             Empire Live
2/25                 Boston, MA                             House of Blues
2/26                 Hartford, CT                            The Webster
2/27                 Brooklyn, NY                          Brooklyn Steel
3/1                   Pittsburgh, PA                        Stage AE
3/2                   Baltimore, MD                         Rams Head Live
3/4                   Philadelphia, PA                     Union Transfer
3/5                   Philadelphia, PA                     Union Transfer

SOUL GLO BY MITCHELL WOCJIK

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The Interrupters ‘Live in Tokyo!’ Out Now + Documentary Film Premiere June 24

Hellcat Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2021
Contact: michele@epitaph.com

THE INTERRUPTERS
LIVE IN TOKYO!
OUT NOW DIGITALLY & ON VINYL
CD AVAILABLE JULY 9


LIVE IN TOKYO – THIS IS MY FAMILY!
FILM PREMIERE
6/24 @ 6PM PT/9PM ET

BAND ON THE HELLA MEGA TOUR THIS SUMMER
Supporting Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer

PHOTO CREDIT: MITCH IKEDA

Los Angeles-based band The Interrupters have just released Live In Tokyo! via Hellcat Records. The live record, produced by guitarist Kevin Bivona, is taken from the band’s 2019 performance at Tokyo’s Summer Sonic Festivalin support of their latest album, Fight the Good Fight(2018).

CHECK OUT LIVE IN TOKYO! NOW

The past few years have been pivotal for The Interrupters. Fight the Good Fightdebuted #1 Heatseekers, #5 Current Rock, and #5 Current Alternative Album on the Billboard charts. The lead single, “She’s Kerosene” charted #5 at Alternative Radio in US, #1 Alternative in Canada, and #1 Rock in Canada making The Interrupters the first female-fronted band with an Alternative Radio hit since No Doubt. The follow-up single, “Gave You Everything”charted #19 at Alternative Radio in US, and #2 Rock in Canada. In addition, the band made their US TV debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and were featured as iHeartRadio’s On The Verge Artist (Fall 2018).

On top of this success, The Interrupters toured extensively worldwide including sold out headlining dates as well as appearances at Coachella, Punk Rock Bowling, Warped Tour (Main Stage), Hang Out, Epicenter, Sonic Temple, Aftershock Festival, Slam Dunk, Download, Hellfest, and support runs with 311 & The Dirty Heads, and Rancid to name a few.

If you’ve been fortunate enough to attend an Interrupters show, you know that it is not just your typical concert, it is an event. It is a big energy sing-a-long where everyone feels like family. “You want to go to a show to feel better, put your arm around your friend, and dance, and sing, and have a release,” notes Aimee Interrupter. “Celebrate life and forget about your problems. We want to participate in that whole exchange”

In celebration of the release, the band will premiere their documentary film Live in Tokyo – This Is My Family! on June 24 for North & South America at 6pm PT/9pm ET. The film features the live performance from Summer Sonic, behind the scenes footage, and exclusive interviews. The film will rebroadcast twice on June 25; the first being 6pm JST/7pm UTC for Asia & Australia and the second at 6pm BST/7pm CEST for UK, Europe, and Africa. Tickets will be $10 and can be purchased
via https://www.momenthouse.com/theinterrupters. During the premiere and rebroadcasts, fans will have a chance to purchase exclusive merch items.

LIVE IN TOKYO TRACK LISTING
1.    Intro / A Friend Like Me (Live)
2.    By My Side (Live) 
3.    Take Back The Power (Live) 
4.    Title Holder (Live) 
5.    She Got Arrested (Live) 
6.    Bad Guy (Live) 
7.    Gave You Everything (Live) 
8.    On A Turntable (Live) 
9.    She’s Kerosene (Live) 
10.  Family (Live) 

The Interrupters will appear as special guests on the Hella Mega stadium tour supporting Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit www.hellamegatour.com.

THE HELLA MEGA TOUR NORTH AMERICAN DATES:
7/29          Houston, TX                Minute Maid Park
7/31          Jacksonville, FL          TIAA Bank Field
8/1            Miami, FL                    Hard Rock Stadium
8/4            Flushing, NY               Citi Field
8/5            Boston, MA                 Fenway Park
8/8            Washington, DC         Nationals Park
8/10          Detroit, MI                   Comerica Park
8/13          Hershey, PA               Hersheypark Stadium
8/15          Chicago, IL                  Wrigley Field
8/17          Columbus, OH            Historic Crew Stadium
8/19          Pittsburgh, PA             PNC Park
8/20          Philadelphia, PA         Citizen’s Bank Park
8/23          Minneapolis, MN         Target Field
8/25          Denver, CO                 Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
8/27          San Francisco, CA     Oracle Park
8/29          San Diego, CA            PetCo Park
9/1            Milwaukee, WI            Summerfest
9/3            Los Angeles, CA         Dodger Stadium
9/6            Seattle, WA                 T Mobile Park

The Interrupters are Aimee Interrupter (vocals) and the Bivona brothers (guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, drummer Jesse Bivona).

ARTWORK

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Omnigone Premiere “Rather Be Alone”

It’s certainly a good morning knowing that there is a new Omnigone song for everyone to enjoy.

As announced a few weeks back, Omnigone is a new ska-punk project helmed by Adam Davis (Link 80/Desa) that picks up where Link 80 left off. Davis collaborates with a rotating cast of musicians from bands such as: Rx Bandits, Link 80, We are the Union, Kitty Kat Fan Club, Ogikubo Station, and more! Their debut LP, No Faith, releases on September 13th via Bad Time Records. Today, you can stream “Rather Be Alone” on Rebel Noise. The track steps outside of the ska-punk realm in favor of a more traditional ska groove and features former Rx Bandits member, Steve Borth, on sax & keys.

Tour Dates:
9/13 @ 924 Gilman – Berkeley, CA w/ Dan P. (Mu330) and Kill Lincoln

Bio:
Omnigone may be a new name in the East Bay CA ska punk scene, but they’re certainly no strangers to the genre. Twenty years ago Adam Davis joined Link 80, a band that seamlessly combined ska rhythms with aggressive and politically charged hardcore punk, leaving a legacy and a sound that would change the meaning of “ska punk” indefinitely. While Link 80 is no more, Adam (Guitar/Vocals) has picked up the torch and is lighting the way with Omnigone. Joined by Barry Krippene (Link 80/Blast Bandits) and a rotating cast of players including: Brent Friedman (We Are The Union), Steve Borth (Rx Bandits / Link 80), Justin Amans (Kitty Kat Fan Club/Ogikubo Station), Jeremy Hunter (Skatune Network/We Are The Union), Bootie Pook (Beat the Red Light), Aaron Carnes (Flat Planet) & Reece Noble, Omnigone recorded thirteen tracks that make up their debut full length No Faith. No Faith hits you quick band doesn’t let up, weaving aggressive anthems across genres to make up a fun, intense, but ultimately dynamic record. Whether you’re a fan of hardcore, punk, or ska there is something for everyone on this promising debut.

Release Date: September 13th, 2019
Label: Bad Time Records
Formats: CD/Vinyl/Digital
Purchase: http://badtimerecords.limitedrun.com/products/648396-omnigone-no-faith-12-vinyl-digital
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/0MNIG0NE/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/0mnig0ne/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/0mnig0ne

Night Birds – 2018 Tour Dates

09/27/18 Denver, CO at 7th Circle Music Collective
09/28/18 Minneapolis, MN at MortimersBar
09/29/18 Chicago, IL at Cobra Lounge
10/19/18 Brooklyn, NY at Market Hotel w/ Spiritual Cramp, Radioactivity
10/20/18 Baltimore, MD at Ottobar w/ Radioactivity
10/24/18 Ybor City, FL at PRE-FEST
10/26/18 Gainesville, FL at THE FEST 17
11/09/18 Asbury Park, NJ at Asbury Park Brewery w/ Dark Thoughts
11/10/18 Asbury Park, NJ at Asbury Park Brewery w/ Conmen
11/23/18 Philadelphia, PA at Everybody Hits
12/05/18 Los Angeles, CA at Zebulon
12/06/18 Albany, CA at Ivy Room
12/07/18 Portland, OR at Tonic Lounge
12/08/18 Vancouver, BC Canada at SBC Restaurant
12/15/18 Allston, MA at Great Scott w/ Dark Thoughts

CULTURE ABUSE’S BAY DREAM OUT NOW

“Melodic garage-punk […] about letting go of the things that don’t matter.” – NPR 
“Sharp, polished piece of driving, guitar-centric power-pop” – Stereogum
“All the bad vibes are immediately being dashed away, replaced with something cheerier and sometimes downright saccharine.” – Noisey

Today marks the release of Bay Dream, the sophomore album from Culture Abuse. Bay Dream is the band’s first full-length release for Epitaph Records. Listen to Bay Dream at Spotify now.

Bay Dream includes the recently released single “Dip.” In creating the track’s high-concept yet lo-fi video (which premiered on Tuesday), director Ryan Baxley built a human-sized photocopy machine, and essentially turned the clip into an animated zine. Watch the video for “Dip” by Culture Abuse here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bVTiKdTTOjE

Having just completed a tour with Turnstile and Touché Amoré, Culture Abuse are on tour now with The Bronx in Europe. Culture Abuse will return to the US in July for three record release shows in New York, Los Angeles, and Oakland, with special guest appearances. In addition, Culture Abuse will join Nothing for a co-headlining tour in the US in September.

CULTURE ABUSE TOUR DATES:

Jun 15 Nickelsdorf – Nova Rock

Jun 16 Hamburg – Logo

Jun 18 Leipzig – Conne Island

Jun 19 Prague – Eternia

Jun 20 Berlin – So 36

Jun 21 Karlsruhe – NCO Club

Jun 22 Belgium – Graspop Metal Meeting

Jun 23 Schessel – Hurricane Festival

Jun 24 Neuhausen ob Eck – Southside Festival

Jun 25 Poitou-Charentes – La Mars

Jun 26 Decines-Charpieu – Warm Audio

Jun 29 Antwerp – Sommer Glom @ Kavka

Jun 30 Munster – Vainstream Rockfest

Jul 2 London, UK – Rough Trade East

Jul 3 Bristol, UK – Rough Trade

Jul 4 Nottingham, UK – Rough Trade

Jul 19 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade (Record Release Celebration)

Jul 27 Los Angeles, CA – The Echo (Record Release Celebration)

Jul 28 Oakland, CA – Good Mother (Record Release Celebration)

Sept 7 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel

Sept 8 Cleveland, OH – Grog Shop

Sept 9 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups

Sept 11 Detroit, MI – The Shelter

Sept 12 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall

Sept 13 Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry

Sept 14 Kansas City, KS – Record Bar

Sept 15 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater

Sept 18 San Jose, CA – The Ritz

Sept 19 San Francisco, CA – GAMH

Sept 20 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent

Sept 22 San Diego, CA – Soda Bar

Sept 23 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge

Jun 16, Jun 25, Jun 26 with The Bronx

Jun 18 – Jun 21 with Modern Life is War and Cro-Mags

Sept 7- 23 with Nothing

Culture Abuse – Promo Photo – Credit Dan Monick

For more information on Culture Abuse, visit:

https://cultureabuse.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/cultureabusefanzine/

https://twitter.com/cultureabuse

https://www.instagram.com/cultureabusefanzine

ALKALINE TRIO ANNOUNCE US TOUR DATES IN AUGUST AND OCTOBER

[Photo credit: Jon Weiner]

Today, Alkaline Trio announce US tour dates in August and October. The August dates begin August 3 in Dallas, TX at The Bomb Factory and go throughout August 26 in Orlando, FL at House of Blues. The second leg picks up on October 4  in Santa Ana, CA at The Observatory and will conclude on October 18 in Santa Cruz, CA at The Catalyst.

Matt Skiba explains, “Seems like ages since we’ve properly toured and we couldn’t be more excited to get back out and play for the best fans a band could ask for. If people are half as psyched as we are then it’s gonna be a party!”

Fan club ticket pre-sale begins Monday June 11 at 10 am PST at http://alkalinetrio.shofetti.com. Public pre-sale begins Thursday June 14 at 10 am local time.

ALKALINE TRIO TOUR DATES

Aug 03 Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory

Aug 04 Austin, TX – Emo’s Austin

Aug 06 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant

Aug 08 Royal Oak, MI – Royal Oak Music Theatre

Aug 09 Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom

Aug 10 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall

Aug 11 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom

Aug 13 Millvale, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre

Aug 14 Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live!

Aug 16 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Aug 17 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Steel

Aug 18 Boston, MA – House of Blues

Aug 19 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory

Aug 21 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA

Aug 22 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

Aug 24 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

Aug 25 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade – Heaven

Aug 26 Orlando, FL – House of Blues

Oct 04 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Oct 05 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

Oct 06 San Francisco, CA – Warfield Theatre

Oct 08 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom

Oct 09 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo

Oct 11 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex

Oct 12 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium

Oct 14 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl

Oct 15 San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Oct 16 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre

Oct 18 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst

All dates with together PANGEA as support

 

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STRUNG OUT TO RELEASE NEW EP, BLACK OUT THE SKY, ON FRIDAY, MAY 11!

FIRST SINGLE, “TOWN OF CORAZON,” NOW STREAMING

STRUNG OUT U.S. & CANADA WITH PENNYWISE ANNOUNCED!

We’re fired up to finally share with you the details of the new Strung Out EP, Black Out the Sky, to be released on May 11th. While Strung Out has made their name on intense, frenetic slabs of metal-influenced tech-punk, there is more to the band than meets the eye. It might come as a shock to learn that the band’s new eight-song release is an acoustic affair, but as vocalist Jason Cruz explains, it’s not nearly as surprising for the band members.

“Every song starts on an acoustic guitar for the most part,” Cruz begins. “If it’s a good song, it can be played acoustic. For about the past five years, I’ve been pushing the band to release a record in this format.”
The result is six brand new songs, as well as two re-worked older songs, “Matchbook” and “UnKoil.” Today, you can hear the first new track from the EP, “Town of Corazon,” over at Brooklyn Vegan. It’s a surprisingly subdued song from a band who is usually anything but that. As if that weren’t enough, Strung Out is touring the US and Canada with Pennywise, which kicks off this week!

Cruz and his bandmates—Kiley, Ramos and bassist Chris Aiken—began working on Black Out The Sky in January 2017 with producer Kyle Black, who they had previously teamed up with on 2015’s blistering Transmission.Alpha.Delta, and who played a role in the band deciding to re-work two older songs, “Matchbook” and “UnKoil,” for the release.

“Kyle is a fan of the band,” the singer says. “I am the kind of person who wants to stray and go out into the unknown when I’m in the studio, but Kyle represents our fans. He didn’t let me stray too far with the melody or the music—just far enough to keep it fresh.”

With no set deadline on the release, the recording process went on for nearly the entirety of 2017, allowing for song arrangements to bloom in ways Strung Out songs never had before. “The songs came out really super-dark, not jingly-jangly acoustic stuff,” Cruz says. “We had to get other musicians involved. Some of it is sparse and intimate, and some of it has a lot going on.”

During the recording process, the band decided they needed to part ways with Jordan Burns, the band’s drummer since 1993. Cruz stresses that this decision was not an easy one to make, but it had to happen for the continued existence of Strung Out. “I think the band needed it,” Cruz admits. “It needed to happen for the band to survive and grow. We got to a point where we were going to break up if it didn’t.”

While in the studio, Strung Out realized some of the acoustic songs still needed drums. So the band enlisted their friend Sean Winchester, an accomplished drummer who has played with Everclear, Buckcherry and more, to fill out their sound. For their upcoming live shows, Strung Out will enlist RJ Shankle of California skate-punk band (and former tourmates) Runaway Kids to man the throne. Cruz is ecstatic about not only the fresh blood in his band, but what it means moving forward.

“Really, the whole theme of this record is rebirth,” he explains. “It’s the rebirth of our brotherhood and being a band. It’s astounding when you can keep a relationship together for three decades. There’s something so special about the music we write. We’re brothers beyond any kind of blood. It vindicates that we’re doing something right.

“I always ask myself, ‘What nerve do I have to get in front of a microphone?’” Cruz continues. “The fact that I kept this relationship together for 30 years says we worked through some shit. In our darkest times, we always came out with something beautiful because of it. In my mind, that gives me the right to get in front of that microphone.”

On Black Out The Sky, Cruz continues to dig deep internally, exploring parts of himself he’s yet to fully understand, taking the listener along for the ride, no matter how bumpy it may get.

“When we were kids, we all said, ‘Fuck God, fuck religion, fuck the government, let’s destroy it all,’” the frontman states. “Great. We did that. Punk rock did that. What are you gonna replace it with? Black Out The Sky is all about looking inward and finding what’s always been there, that intuition, that something to all of us. I don’t know what it is, but it’s the journey to find it and acknowledge it.”

Musically, the EP careens from songs that could be ported to full-band electric arrangements easily (“Requiem,” the title track) to mid-tempo grunge indebted to Alice In Chains (“The Architect”) to a full-on rollicking country song (“Duke Of Sorrow”). Cruz’s favorite number is “Town Of Corazon,” a surprisingly fragile song from a band who is usually anything but that. “’Town Of Corazon’ has the most balls we’ve ever displayed because it’s sweet and tender,” he admits. “It brings reference to spring and a new awakening. I’m so tired of screaming, the same riff, the same breakdown… I can’t stomach it anymore. Slipping in a sweet melody is the punkest thing we could do.”

Nearly three decades in, Strung Out is not driven by trends but instead by each other. As Cruz relays, “There is no ‘me’ in this band. It’s us. Whatever we think of, we’re gonna do it. Sometimes, people want to maintain a youthful aura about their band. That’s gone. We’re old dudes. But we’ve learned a thing or two. There’s nothing wrong with being an old dude. Lemme show you a road that I found; come with me.”

STRUNG OUT  Tour Dates:

03/09/18 Boise, ID at Knitting Factory w/ Pennywise
03/10/18 Bend, OR at Midtown w/ Pennywise
03/11/18 Spokane, WA at Knitting Factory w/ Pennywise
03/13/18 Victoria, BC Canada at Capital Ballroom w/ Pennywise
03/14/18 Vancouver, BC Canada at Commodore w/ Pennywise
03/16/18 Costa Mesa, CA at OC Fair & Event Center Musink w/ Descendents, Blink 182
03/17/18 Edmonton, AB Canada at Union Hall w/ Pennywise
03/19/18 Saskatoon, SK Canada at O’Brians Event Center w/ Pennywise
03/20/18 Winnipeg, MB Canada at Garrick w/ Pennywise
03/22/18 Des Moines, IA at Woolys w/ Pennywise
03/23/18 Omaha, NE at Sokol w/ Pennywise
05/18/18 Los Angeles, CA at Regent Theater w/ Strife, La Armada, Twilight  (Record Release Show)

BLACK  OUT THE SKY  track listing:

1. The Architect
2. Black Out the Sky
3. Town of Corazon
4. Unkoil (from An American Paradox)
5. Requiem
6. Duke of Sorrow
7. Matchbook (from Twisted by Design)
8. Presidio