In Shorts #8 📢 Last days of August News Roundup // feat. CONVERGE, GBH, KILLING TIME, METALLICA, and a plethora of DIY bands!

With the summer season wrapping up, more and more new records are popping up right into the final days of August. Here’s a recap of what's interesting and worth your time heading into September.
CHOKE!

Photo: CHOKE by Jacob Richardson (scroll down to see how it sounds)

Jump Start Records is excited to annouce that they have teamed up with Gainesville, Florida’s alt indie punk rockers YOU VANDAL for the release of their sophomore full-length effort I Just Want to Go Back to Hell. The 12 track effort will be released on 180 gram black and yellow limited edition vinyl LP, CD, and digitally on November 17th. I Just Want to Go Back to Hell is the follow up to the band’s 2015 effort Abandon All Hope (Chisel Records), and the band will be making an appearance at Fest 16 as well as hitting the road for in November in support of the Fall release.

Look for a premiere of the first track from I Just Want to Go Back to Hell in the coming weeks!


Czech emotive post hardcore / screamo band ​RUTKA LASKIER unveil songs from their new split with indie post punk act PACINO, whose track have also been release by their local label Stoned To Death Records.


Baltimore hardcore punks TRAPPED UNDER ICE announce European tour with KING NINE and WORLD EATER. New album Heatwave is out now via Pop Wig Records!

10/20 Paris, France @ Le Gibus w/ World Eater
10/21 Lokeren, The Netherlands @ Brakfest w/ King Nine
10/22 London, United Kingdom @ The Underworld w/ King Nine
10/23 Trier, Germany @ Exhaus w/ World Eater
10/24 Zurich, Switzerland @ Werk21 w/ World Eater
10/25 Karlsruhe, Germany @ Die Stadtmitte w/ World Eater
10/26 Dresden, Germany @ Puschkin w/ World Eater
10/27 Erfurt, Germany @ Predigerkeller w/ World Eater
10/28 Warsaw, Poland @ Poglos w/ World Eater
10/29 Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden w/ World Eater


CRO-MAGS (feat. John Joseph) performed live at Cafe 611 in Frederick, MDon August 26th and in Brooklyn, New York City at Saint Vitus Bar one day later. See the full sets video below:

GO HERE to see 3 more


Innerstrength Records has revealed the first track off “WAR”, the upcming record from La Crosse, WI’s heaby hardcore/metal hybrid RIG TIME! The tune is called “Vengeance” and can be heard below.


Grind crust punks HERIDA PROFUNDA release new video “Refugees Welcome”, taken from 7″ split with HELLO BASTARDS, premiered exclusively on IDIOTEQ earlier this Summer.


Canadian melodic hardcore punks NO WARNING have announced their first new album in 4 years. The record is called Torture Culture and will be out October 13th via Bad Actors, Inc. and Last Gang. Check out the debut single “In the City” below.


Spanish melodic punk rockers from WILD ANIMALS have kicked off their French/British tour! Be sure to catch these guys live and check out their guitarist/vcalist’s other project JAMIE 4 PRESIDENT!

August 26th – Lugones (Asturies)@Underpark fest
27th – Capbreton (France)@Veganethik
28th – Angers (France)@Le Heron Carre
29th – Paris (France)@Espace B
30th – Brighton (UK)@The Quadrant
31st – Nottingham (UK)@JT Soar
September 1st – Leeds (UK)@Temple Of Boom
2nd – Cardiff (UK)@Cathays Youth & Community Centre
3rd – Bristol (UK)@Exchange
4th – London@The Shacklewell Arms
5th – Nantes (France)@La Derive6th – Toulouse (France)@Le Ravelin
8th – Madrid@Siroco


After an electrifying live performance of CARNIVORE material at this year’s Black N Blue Bowl pre-party, guitarist Marc Carnivore is thrilled to announce that the band will officially re-form as CARNIVORE A.D., with fellow original member Louie Beato and Joe Branciforte (ex-Darkside NYC, ex-Merauder) sharing drumming duties, and introducing Baron Misuraca (ex-Vasaria) on bass, lead vocals and blood curdling screams. Baron’s debut will take place at the band’s recently announced Halloween show, “A Halloween SteeleTacular,” at Bowery Electric (327 Bowery) in New York City on Halloween night (October 31, 2017). The show is 21+, begins at 7:00 PM, and tickets start at $20. Additional monstrous support will be supplied by NJ’s Bloodfeast, the mesmerizing and magical Black Sabbath tribute band Sabbra Cadabra, Legendary L’amour DJ Alex Kayne, and other special guests TBA.

The Bowery Electric bash will mark this year’s final, official celebration of the 30th anniversary of Peter Steele’s thrash-core masterpiece, Retaliation, with provocative tracks, “Jesus Hitler” and “Race War” coming to life to join today’s headlines, just as fresh and topical as the day they were first released in 1987. Official event DJ and longtime friend of Carnivore, Alex Kayne, will create an atmospheric audio-visual tribute to Peter Steele, the early beginnings of Carnivore at L’amour, and of the band’s second rise to prominence during Type O Negative’s golden run.

The show will include an after party with a VIP Meet & Greet available ($40), and feature Kayne spinning danceable heavy tracks by the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Rob Zombie, The Cult, Rammstein, Ministry and more. A “Carnivorous Halloween Costume Contest” will take place, with meaty prizes like Kim Kardashian’s liposuction fat and real live blood from each band member. Rare photographs and “Carnivorous artifacts” (such as Peter Steele’s original handwritten Carnivore lyrics) will be displayed.

The classic “Retaliation line-up” of the band is re-forming as Carnivore A.D., out of great respect to Peter Steele’s legacy while simultaneously distinguishing themselves from past incarnations of the band.

Marc Carnivore states:

“Last May, I was very fortunate to perform Carnivore music live again for the very first time in over 20 years. The jubilant and humbling reception I received confirmed to me that Peter Steele is gone, but his epic legacy is not forgotten. So this Halloween the two remaining original members of Carnivore, myself and Louie Beato, will open up the next chapter in the band’s ever evolving history. We will introduce the mighty Baron Misuraca, who’s stature and beastly growls have already awakened Peter Steele fans across the globe. A new official line-up of Carnivore will be introduced: ‘Carnivore A.D.’, a Carnivore for the 21st century. Everyone is invited to join us in this celebration, and to mark the 30th anniversary of Carnivore’s final LP, Retaliation. I am also very pleased to have the honor of presenting this distinguished performance of Peter and Keith’s music to their own friends and family members here in the greatest city in the world, at New York’s Bowery Electric club. The ‘Carnivorous Negative family scene’ is finally whole once again, and I can’t wait to see what the future brings.”


Birmingham street punk rockers GBH release new song, ‘Momentum’, coming from their 12th studio album, slated for a November 17th via Hellcat Records.


We’ve released a bunch of cool exclusive features this week, including Finnish metallic hardcore band STOLEN KIDNEYS, alt noise rockers from Reunion Island called PAMPLEMOUSSE, Sheffield rockers STEAL THE CITY, indie pop rockers JAMIE 4 PRESIDENT (Jamie from WILD ANIMALS), instrumental progressive doom metallers BRIQUEVILLE, gritty post punk band BLEAKNESS (feat. Nico from AMANDA WOODWARD) folk punk rocker Gab De La Vega, experimental doom / post metal act WYATT E., FGreek crust hardcore punks PROCRASTINATE, and Swedish vegan sXe hardcore punks DISAVOW. GO HERE to see them all and browse for a lot lot more!

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Boston hardcore veterans DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR announce a string of European dates in November, with most of the shows featuring Sofia, Bulgaria’s LAST HOPE.

10.11. Roeselare – De Verlcihte Geest (Belgium) + LAST HOPE
11.11. Treize Septiers – In Your Face Fest (France)
16.11. Marseille – Molotov (France) + LAST HOPE
19.11. Zürich – Ebrietas (Switzerland) + LAST HOPE
20.11. Köln – Jungle Club (Germany) + LAST HOPE
21.11. Saarlouis – JUZ (Germany)
22.11. Vienna – Viper Room (Austria)
23.11. Brno – Melodka (Czech Republic) + LAST HOPE + AGNOSTIC FRONT
24.11. Wegeleben – JUZ (Germany) + LAST HOPE
25.11. Dresden – MAD Fest (Germany)


Australian Central Coast metallic hardcore band CHOKE release an outstanding new 7” called “Desire”, full of meaty riffs and beats, packed with some of the most defiant energy we’ve seen this year. The record is out now on Resist Records.

This record relates to the importance of acknowledging self-destructive behaviours and attempting to self-correct and improve. Until this is done nothing can change.

Composed between and throughout bouts of physical and mental duress Desire is a story told in four parts. Desire thematically revolves around realisation and acceptance and is a glimpse into the often complicated and challenging process of personal growth.

Desire is musically more metallic and heavier than previous Choke releases. Tinges of death and thrash metal combine with the band’s previous powerviolence and punk influences to form an even bleaker and grinding musical landscape than the one found on 2016’s ‘Left With Nothing’ LP.

To achieve the desired audio assault the band enlisted Taylor Young (Nails, Twitching Tongues, Xibalba) to mix, Dan Randall (Left For Dead, Magrudergrind, 86 Mentality) to master and Luke Dolan (The Dead Walk!, Life.Love.Regret, Arms Reach) to provide a guest vocal appearance.

Desire brings to a close almost two years of trying to get better. Getting better by accepting the past, letting go and moving forward.


Thrash / heavy metal legends METALLICA will reissue their 1986 masterpiece Master of Puppets this November in a rich remastered edition, to be released in a number of different physical and digital formats. Watch the video below and go here to see all the details.


Berlin noise punks LIFE FUCKER (they toured Poland last year) release new aptly named song “Filth”:


Melodic hardcore punk rockers SUCH GOLD have released their new song, ‘Ceiling Stare’, taken from their new EP, ‘Deep in a Hole’, which will be released on September 8th via Bird Attack Records.


Italian hardcore punk RAKE-OFF (featured on IDIOTEQ last year) team up with Samall from SLANDER to release a new song called “Weapon Of Choice”, a powerful new single from the upcoming album “Feeding the Fake”!


French melodic hardcore punk rockers HIGHTOWER release new tracks “The Party” and “Tournesol”, teasing their new record “Club Dragon” (KROD Records), a follow up to their 2015 LP “Sure. Fine. Whatever.” (Knives Out Records).


Florida vegan metallic hardcore pack NO RESTRAINT release new 2-track single Separation / Grasping. They will be doing 3 shows in September – see the details below:


Philadelphia’s CARACARA have just announced their debut album Summer Megalith, set to be released on Flower Girl Records on September 22nd. The band is now premiering their new song from the album “Crystalline” via The Alternative. Pre-orders for Summer Megalith can be found via Flower Girl Records. We featured the band with another great tune earlier this Summer – go here to check it out.

Caracara is a product of conversations. It began as a collaboration between Carlos Pacheco Perez and Sean Gill of Square Peg Round Hole and William Lindsay and George Legatos who had recently closed up shop as W. C. Lindsay. The idea was to make dynamic music that whispers as much as it screams. Harsh and dense mid ranges, blaring horns, romantic strings. Everything was a back and forth- George and I have always played by feel and written by ear, while Carlos and Sean come from strict traditional conservatory backgrounds. We wanted our band to serve as a conversation between our respective histories.

Caracara, our songs and our recordings could also not have come about without conversations between myself and Jacob Ewald. Jake and I traded off book and music recommendations, I was living in an old apartment of his, an early version of caracara was jamming and writing in The Metal Shop, Jake’s Philly studio. He helped me come to terms with the ending of a project I had put 5 years of my life into. Many of the lyrical sketches that eventually became Caracara songs were inspired by books that I had given jake, and the impetus to drop everything and dive fully into this new band came from books jake had recommended to me. When it came time to record, he was our obvious choice for producer. (this part should be vague since we haven’t announced an LP) We basically moved into his studio for a week of sweltering august sessions, during which the varying influences at play pushed us all well out of our comfort zones and into a new way of thinking about what we were creating. The time feels like a blur to me, I’ve never focused so hard on anything in my life.


Influential NYHC band KILLING TIME turn 30 this yea. The band announced a special anniversary show to celebrate this fact. it will be held on November 24 at Brooklyn Bazaar with OUTBURST and KRIMEWATCH. They will be also repressing their classic 1989 debut called “Brightside” plus their debut demo under the RAW DEAL banner. Go here to see more details on that and watch their performance at this year’s This Is Hardcore Fest below:


Australian melodic hardcore punks DEAD TIES release new video for their song First Light, taken from their new record ‘Beauty Is Everywhere’. Watch below and check out another new song “Beauty Is Everywhere”:


Alt emo indie rockers CITIZEN release new single and music video called ‘In the Middle of It All’. The band’s third album, ‘As You Please’, will be released on September 8th via Run for Cover Records.


Swedish metal/hardcore hybrid GOD MOTHER drop new track “De Ovälkomna”; a prime slice of the band’s “audio violence,” the song appears on upcoming new album Vilseledd, out September 29th on Party Smasher Inc.:

On new album Vilseledd, God Mother packs hardcore, grind, sludge, and noise into lethal projectiles, fueled by bilingual lyrics denouncing society’s ignorance, in both Swedish and English. The sound is electrifying – inspired as much by the grinding speed of Nasum and Rotten Sound as by the almighty weight of the Melvins.

Frontman Sebastian August Campbell explains the song, which features guest vocals by Jonas Holmberg and Patrik Andersson of fellow Swedes This Gift Is A Curse:

“The idea of the lyrics came from one of our tours in northern Sweden during the winter, where the days are short and the night is always looming. Some days, even farther up north, the sun doesn’t show face at all. Winter depression is a real factor in Scandinavia. This song is a praise for the crawling chaos behind the veil of civilized human society that lives after the sun’s hours.”


Vancouver, BC blood-brother rock duo SMASH BOOM POW drop a cool, raw garage rock tune called “Way Too Much”

The new song ‘Way Too Much’ from Vancouver, BC blood-brother duo Smash Boom Pow showcases their ability to hide raw hooks inside a nest of razor blade overdrive and pounding drums. The track is the first from their upcoming sophomore EP which is due out later this year. The alt-pop project is already gaining traction with the release of their debut EP last year and plan on continuing the momentum with the new EP and an LP in the works. Listening to the track is like watching a grainy 8mm picture, primitive in form, but there’s a vibrant world found in the details. The new offering distills frenetic energy into a hook filled garage pop number, making sure ‘Way Too Much’ invades your brain as you pump your fists to the heavens.

 

Here’s vocalist Ulysses’ thoughts on the track:

It was cathartic and therapeutic all at once, as well as satisfying for me as an indie rock fanboy. When I sing “you’re asking way too much of me” it’s not about an unreasonable labour request, but rather unfair emotional demands and the psychic damage they can inflict. My personal experience of this conflict was confusing to say the least. On one hand you have love for someone and are inclined to compromise for the sake of the relationship, on the other you’ve gotta be true to your experience and set the record straight. I’m not about living a lie.


German emotive indie pop punk rockers THE DEADNOTES premiere new track and video “1.20”. Watch and see their upcoming live dates below.

1.9. Lucerne – Treibhauseffekt Festival
02.09. Freiburg – The Great Räng Teng Teng
13.09. Wiesbaden – creative factory
14.09. Münster – Baracke
15.09. Cologne – Tsunami
16.09. Leipzig – Ostsicht Festival
20.09. Hamburg – Astra Stuben
21.09. Lübeck – Blue Angel
22.09. Oberhausen – pressure air
27.09. Stuttgart – Juha West
28.09. Braunschweig – claw
29.09. Dresden – Katy’s garage
30.09. Quantities – Revolution Rock Festival


Hostage Records announced the return of Huntington Beach punk rock band LOVE CANAL, the founding fathers of OC punk. The band will release a new 12-track record that marks their first album in 30 years! Listen below and go here to learn a lot more.


Instrumental post rock act THE NEW GEOMETRY release new video for their track “Singularity“, released earlier this year.


Montreal Psychobilly punk rockers THE BRAINS (People Like You Records) are kicking off their European tour in mid September:

16.09. Montreux – Montreux Tattoo Convention (Switzerland)
19.09. Köln – Sonic Ballroom (Germany)
20.09. Weinheim – Café Central (Germany)
21.09. Essen – Don’t Panic (Germany)
22.09. Leipzig – Hellraiser (Germany)
27.09. Eindhoven – Blue Collar Hotel (Netherlands)
28.09. Berlin – Wild At Heart (Germany)
29.09. Hamburg – Monkeys (Germany)
30.09. Copenhagen – High Voltage (Denmark)
02.10. Pfarrkirchen – Bogaloo (Germany)
06.10. Osnabrück – Bastard Club (Germany)
07.10. Frankfurt – Das Bett (Germany)


D-beat hardcore punks DISCHARGE (Nuclear Blast Records) announce a handful of shows in September and November. See the details below and listen to their older tunes at this location.

28.09. Stockholm – Klub Dead Rhytm (Sweden)
29.09. Örebro – Scenit Kulturhuset (Sweden) NEW VENUE
11.11. Vitoria-Gasteiz – Gasteiz Calling Fest (Spain)
12.11. Madrid – True Blood Club (Spain)
24.11. Karlstad – Nöjesfabriken (Sweden)


CONVERGE announce tour dates with PILE & GIVE; ‘The Dusk In Us‘ album available November 3rd!

In other news, PILE have shared their new Adric Giles directed music video for “Texas” taken from their latest album A Hairshirt of Purpose.

CONVERGE dates

CONVERGE dates:

12/08 – Brighton, MA – Brighton Music Hall
12/09 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
12/10 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus
12/11 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage
12/12 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel
12/13 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall
12/14 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
12/15 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry
12/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

PILE dates:

09/20 – Buffalo, NY @ 9th Ward
09/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Funhouse
09/22 – Louisville, KY @ Cropped Out
09/23 – Cincinnati OH @ Midpoint Music Fest
09/24 – Columbus, OH @ Double Happiness
09/26 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
09/27 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen w/ Bad History Month & Longface
09/28 – Dekalb, IL @ House Cafe
09/29 – Madison, WI @ University of Madison WI
09/30 – Lincoln, NE @ Lincoln Call
10/02 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
10/03 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s
10/04 – Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola
10/05 – Burlington, VT @ Club Metronome
10/06 – Portsmouth, NH @ 3s Artspace w/ Rick Rude & Greed Island
12/08 – Brighton, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
12/10 – Brooklyn, NY – St. Vitus *
12/11 – Baltimore, MD – Soundstage *
12/12 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel *
12/13 – Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall *
12/14 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade *
12/15 – Richmond, VA – The Broadberry *
12/16 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
* with Converge


Metallic hardcore beast ALL PIGS MIST DIE post a vicious teaser of their new record “Hostage Animal”, to be released on October 27th through Southern Lord.


East Bay punk rockers RANCID performed their new song “Ghost of a Chance” live on Conan O’Brien show on August 24th. Their 9t6h studio album rouble Maker was released in June through Hellcat/Epitaph Records.


Death metal / hardcore hybrid DEATHRITE (Prosthetic Records) announce a string of live dates with grind masters NAPALM DEATH:

26.08. Nucknitz – Nukstock Open Air (Germany)
13.10. Weimar – Zwiebel Assault Festival (Germany)
14.10. Mainz – Path Of Death VI (Germany)
28.10. Aurich – Schlachthof (Germany)
02.12.2017 – Prague-Fatal (Czech Republic) + NAPALM DEATH
05.12.2017 – Valencia – Sala Moon (Spain) + NAPALM DEATH
06.12.2017 – Valladolid-Porta Caeli (Spain) + NAPALM DEATH
07.12.2017 – Vitoria-Gasteiz – Jimmy Jazz (Spain) + NAPALM DEATH
08.12.2017 – Oviedo – Sir Laurents (Spain) + NAPALM DEATH
09.12.2017 – A Coruña – Playa Club (Spain) + NAPALM DEATH
10.12.2017 – Porto – Hard Club (Portugal) + NAPALM DEATH
11.12.2017 -Lisboa – RCA Club (Portugal) + NAPALM DEATH
12.12.2017 – Sevilla – Fanatic (Spain) + NAPALM DEATH
13.12.2017 – Murcia – Garage Beat Club (Spain) + NAPALM DEATH
14.12.2017 – Madrid – Mon Live (Antigua Penélope) (Spain) + NAPALM DEATH
15.12.2017 – Zaragoza – López (Spain) + NAPALM DEATH
16.12.2017 – Barcelona – Razzmatazz2 (Spain) + NAPALM DEATH


Canadian punk rock band MANDSBRIDGE release their debut LP debut LP ‘Juxtapose’. These guys combine lyrical themes of struggle, anger, and reflection with a backdrop of melodies and harmonies that can melt butter on bread. The unique dualling chord-work of both guitarists is stitched together with a rhythm section that keeps it lean and mean. This record asks the questions “has the digital advancement in the way we express and consume art changed our ability to have a lasting emotional attachment to a memory? Has this clouded our judgement to only envision instant success and then just give up? What can bring us back from being an emotional automaton? Where is my goddamn coffee?”

Sept 9 – Timmins, ON @ Working Class
Sept 12 – Lethbridge, ON @ Moose Lodge
Sept 13 – Calgary, AB @ Ship and Anchor
Sept 14 – Calgary, AB @ Vern’s
Sept 15 – Abbotsford, BC @ Carport Manor
Sept 16 – Vancouver, BC @ Pub 340
Sept 17 – Prince George, BC @ The Legion
Sept 20 – Red Deer, AB @ TBA
Sept 21 – Edmonton, AB @ Buckingham
Sept 22 – Regina, SK @ Ohanlons
Sept 23 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Cavern
Sept 25 – Sault Ste Marie, ON @ TBA
Sept 26 – Toronto, ON @ The Bovine
Sept 27 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah
Sept 28 – St. Catherines, ON @ The Green Room
Sept 29 – Ottawa, ON @ TBA
Sept 30 – Montreal, QC @ TBA


Quebec City melodic punk rockers GO GREAT GUNS are excited to announce the release of their debut self-titled album. Scheduled for release on September 15th, the 8-track album will be available via Thousand Islands Records on all digital and streaming platforms, as well as on compact discs. The band is currently streaming not one but four tracks from it, give the album opener “Collateral” below.

Pre-orders for both digital and CD are available on Bandcamp. Go Great Guns will be sharing the stage on release day with highly acclaimed spanish shredders Adrenalized, details HERE.

In the spring of 2015, shortly after he found an old demo he had composed and self-recorded under de strange pseudonym Matt-Ô-Batt, Mathieu started seeking for other musicians interested in forming a rock band in Quebec city. Within weeks, Jeff (bass), Alex (vocals, guitars) and PL joined Mathieu (guitars) and founded Go Great Guns. They quickly found out they shared a lot of influences, like 90’ punk rock or bands like Thrice, Rise Against and Alexisonfire, to name only a few. After spending some time working on covers and songs from the demo, they soon felt the need to create new material. Two years after its foundation, Go Great Guns is proud to present its debut album, characterised by a heavy sound, fast and engaging rythms, shredding guitars and catchy vocal melodies.


Boston, MA garage punks BLACK BEACH are set to release Play Loud Die, Vol. II in September, an EP that they recorded with Paul Kolderie (Dinosaur Jr., Hole, Pixies) and the follow up to the band’s recent split with Nice Guys. The trio have pulled back from their “always at 10” approach to blown out fuzz, opting for more dynamics while making their sound all the more visceral in the process. One of the Boston underground’s best and most explosive new bands, Black Beach have added nuance to their menace, and they are only getting better in doing so. Adhoc magazine shared, “their new video for “Nothing’s Golden,” the final track off their upcoming release, Play Loud, Die Vol. 2, echoes the song’s minimalist approach, all while harking back to the genre’s trademark loud-soft dynamics … The track’s understated verses explode into propulsive choruses, accompanied by images of worms crawling around in the caved-in skulls of baby dolls.” Get spooky.

The band’s Ben Sementa shared:

“The video and song kinda explains that initial shock of learning that something isn’t as good as it appears on the surface, and the way people tend to either be naive to how things actually are or choose to ignore them. The video was inspired by some old Dinosaur Jr videos, like “Freak Scene,” and some horror movies. It’s like a spooky “Freak Scene.”

BLACK BEACH live dates:

09/02 – Frederick, MD @ Slayground
09/03 – Akron, OH @ The Overlook
09/04 – Cincinnati, OH @ 3117 Warsaw
09/06 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Far House
09/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus w/ Sextile & Surfbort
09/09 – Somerville, MA @ Starlab Fest w/ Baby, Laika’s Orbit & more
11/09 – Somerville, MA @ ONCE Ballroom w/ The Proletariat & Seige
11/10 – Fall River, MA @ Narrows


Ohio indie rockers THE NATIONAL are about to release their seventh studio album ‘Sleep Well Beast‘ on September 8, 2017 on 4AD label.They have recently unveiled a new upbeat single called “Day I Die.” Listen below.


MASTODON announce new EP, ‘Cold Dark Place’, featuring previously unreleased songs, recorded at sessions for 2014’s ‘Once More Round the Sun’ and the band’s latest album ‘Emperor of Sand’. It will be released on the 22nd September via Reprise Records. The band have released a new video for ‘Steambreather’, a track from ‘Emperor of Sand’.


Vancouver indie pop artists PEACH PIT have just announced their new record Being So Normal, set to be released September 15th on Kingfisher Bluez. The band is now premiering a music video for their new song “Drop The Guillotine” via The Four Oh Five. The Four Oh Five call Peach Pit “the most exciting band you will hear this year.” Saying they “have one of those timeless sounds that can offer infinite joys.” Pre-orders for Being So Normal are available now physically and digitally via Kingfisher Bluez. iTunes pre-orders come with an instant download of “Drop The Guillotine

The band is on tour now. Their full list of dates, including shows on the west coast of the US and throughout Canada, can be found below. Peach Pit also have dates coming in the US and Europe in 2018. More information will be announced soon.

08/29 – Sacramento, CA
08/30 – San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
08/31 – Portland, OR – Bunk Bar
09/01 – Seattle, WA – Bumbershoot
09/09 – Vancouver, BC – Waldorf Hotel Parking Lot
09/16 – Victoria, BC – Rifflandia Festival
09/28 – Revelstoke, BC – Last Drop
09/29 – Calgary, AB – Niteowl
09/30 – Edmonton, AB – Naked Cyber Cafe
10/02 – Thunder Bay, ON – The Foundary
10/07 – Montreal, ON – The Bog
10/08 – New York, NY – Baby’s Alright
10/12 – Toronto, ON – The Rivoli
10/13 – St Catharines, ON – Warehouse Concert Hall
10/14 – Thornbury, ON – The Crow
10/18 – Fort Frances, ON – The Grind Up
10/19 – Winnipeg, MB – The Handsome Daughter
10/20 – Saskatoon, SK – Amigos
10/22 – Jasper, AB – The Whistle Stop

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