[U.S.] New Release --> Code Orange Kids -- 'Love is Love // Return to Dust'
Code Orange Kids are gearing up to release their debut full length, Love is Love // Return to Dust, in November through Deathwish Inc. It was recorded earlier this year at GodCity with Converge's Kurt Ballou.
[U.S.] Nails to Record New Full Length This Winter
Southern California’s Nails will enter the studio this winter to record a new full-length. Specifically, the band will enter GodCity in Salem, Massachusetts in late-December to commence tracking with producer/engineer Kurt Ballou. Titled Abandon All Life, the album will be available next spring via Southern Lord.
Legendary band, Dag Nasty are re-uniting for a one off show at Washington D.C.’s Black Cat. You can get yourself tickets by supporting the forthcoming documentary, Salad Days - a film which focuses on the 1980’s D.C. punk scene.
Sergie Loobkoof from the band said: "I [discovered some] demos and stuff for [two] Samiam records. I guess that isn’t stupendously interesting, but within them were six songs I only the vaguest memory of writing, rehearsing or recording. lost songs from the decade before last, I emailed them to the other guys (of that era) and they didn’t remember either. I’m sure it’s 17 years ago…but you’d think we would go, “oh yeah that shitty song….’ They aren’t that great quality, but one of the Clumsy songs (called “Issues’) was an actual studio song from that session, unmixed and discarded…similar to the song, “I want more’ that went on our Orphan Works compilation record. Then there is a ‘YAFMO’ rehearsal room recording (called ‘lie to me’) that is better than most of the songs that went on that record. stuff like this isn’t going to win fans…but I think samiam peoples would love to hear….it’s a wierd thing to uncover.”
Next month, German psychedelic rockers Zodiac will release their acclaimed debut album, A Bit of Devil, in North America via Prosthetic. The band, which was formed by Long Distance Calling drummer Janosch Rathmer and guitar wizard Nick van Delft, originated in 2010 after Rathmer and van Delft joined forces with Rocketchief members Stephen Gall (guitars) and Robert Kahr (bass/organ) to create the unique blues-driven, classic rock-inspired sound that is Zodiac. The four musicians combine extensive experience in the game with a common will to create interesting music. You can hear the influences of the classics: Zeppelin, Sabbath, Thin Lizzy and Maiden, just to name a few. Zodiac's first EP received outstanding feedback, including being named Demo of the Month in Germany's Rock Hard magazine. The band have also been hailed by Classic Rock magazine as a "serious candidate for the title ‘Newcomer of the Year.’"
The band commented, "We are really happy to be a part of the Prosthetic family. The label has always stood for high-quality heavy music and we are grateful that they are such open-minded people, giving us the chance to be able to bring our music to everyone out there!”
Recently, Zodiac has been seen sharing the stages with like-minded acts such as Graveyard and Church of Misery; they’ll continue to tour in and around their native country in the coming weeks, including a performance alongside Pentagram and Trouble offshoot The Skull at the Hammer of Doom festival. Stay tuned in the coming weeks to find out more details about their upcoming debut!
You can also check out his forthcoming tour dates to launch the album below. Along for the ride will be Melbournite and label-mate, Jamie Hay, who will also have a new album in tow - more details on that one, very soon.
[U.S] Bridge Nine Partner With Chad Gilbert's New Imprint Label, 'Violently Happy'
Massachusetts-based Bridge Nine is excited to announce a partnership with New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert's Violently Happy. This new Bridge Nine imprint will be releasing albums on CD, vinyl, digital formats and more, with their first release together being a new EP from the band Candy Hearts on November 6.
Bridge Nine owner Chris Wrenn continued, "I’ve known and worked with Chad for years on New Found Glory stuff and so on, so it’s a real honor to have his label be an imprint of B9. Chad has tons of great ideas and a cool outlook on independent music today, so this is going to be a really fun collaboration for everyone involved.”
Violently Happy has its first release planned for November 6 when the label will release a new EP from NY’s Candy Hearts on digital, CD and vinyl formats. The band is set to tour North America in November in support of The Best Ways to Disappear EP alongside Citizen and State Champs followed by an East Coast run with New Found Glory.
Check out what Gilbert has to say about the whole deal after the bump, below.
From Spin.com: The third album from Massachusetts post-rock cosmonauts Caspian is a gorgeous 57-minute float through ghost choirs, Earth-ly desert ambles, guitars beamed from the Envy school of decimation, and, of course, builds, builds, builds. It’s been a hot minute since we went completly gaga over a post-rock album — was Wavering Radiant? really three years ago? — and Waking Season hits that majestic, hypnotic sweet spot, making room for Tim Hecker-fried drones, Joshua Tree-era U2 atmosphere and voices skipping like they were controlled by DJ Rashad or the Books. It’s due out next week on Triple Crown, and they’ll be blowing Minus the Bear off stage for the rest of September, but you can get lost in Waking Seasonright now.
With the new studio full-length from Neurosis set to erupt in late October, today the first track of the massive Honor Found in Decay to be made publicly available has been set loose via National Public Radio. The pyroclastic surge of At the Well coalesces the emotive and expansive elements of the act into a ten minute hymn, which helps reaffirm why Neurosis remain one of the most important heavy acts in existence.