Man Mountain is headed out on a west coast tour with Bozeman, MT's Ranges this fall! The band will be out in support of their debut full-length, Infinity
Mirror, which which is available everywhere now. Don't miss your chance to see the band on the West Coast for the first time ever!
Enter to win a custom Fender guitar used during the recording of Dearist's new album Sonder, a copy of the record, and a bunch of merch! There are ten different ways to enter and the more you do, the better chance you’ll have of winning. Read the story of the guitar and enter to win here! Contest ends June 8th!
Stream Hidden Hospitals' new album Liars in its entirely before it comes out this Friday exclusively at Billboard and join them tomorrow for Reddit#AMA at 4 PM EST.
The band will celebrate the release of Liars with a special record release show at the Burlington Bar in Chicago on Friday evening.
Secret Stuff's new song "2828" is a very special collaboration with our friends in Square Peg Round Hole. It's a story about loss and how the power of music can help us rebuild and move forward. Listen now at The Alternative and look for the single tomorrow at digital outlets everywhere.
Stuff's Michael Pfohl says, "I wrote 2828 directly after losing
something very important to me, the house venue I spent over 3 years of
my life growing. After we got the news, I had to pack everything that I
owned into a storage locker and leave the very next day for a tour. With
all of those emotions swirling around in my head, this song was the
only positive thing I could make out of the situation."
Chapman of Square Peg Round Hole adds, "We were honored when we got
asked to collaborate on a new Secret Stuff single. Since we are an
instrumental band, and since the song Michael had written was already so
strong, it was a fun challenge for us to assume new roles as purely
accompaniment. All of our parts were created to compliment existing
vocal lines, chord progressions, and rhythms. To match with Michael’s
primarily acoustic sounds, we opted for the more organic side of our
sound palette, using brushes on the drums and an upright bass bow on the
vibraphone. This was a blast to work on and we are thrilled for it to
finally get released!"
Upcoming Secret Stuff Tour Dates:
5/18 • Akron, OH • Bless This Mess
5/19 • Columbus, OH • Middle Earth
5/20 • Nashville, TN • The Spice Rack
5/21 • Memphis, TN • The Hi Tone
5/22 • St. Louis, MO • Foam
Conspiracy theorists believe that our civilization will meet its
ultimate demise today when the mystical planet Niribu makes impact with
the Earth. Scientists everywhere have debunked this theory as a hoax,
and whether it’s true or not, there is one thing we can confirm with
certainty. Today marks the end of Kiska
- and they are going out in a blaze of glory with a brand new and final
song…aptly titled "Nibiru." Get the song at digital outlets
everywhere now...and may god help us all.
Our Record Store Day sale is on! All weekend long, save 25% off everything storewide (except pre-orders and distro items) when you use the discount code RSD2018 at checkout. Additionally, you can get 3 mystery LP’s for only 25 bucks and all orders will include a free Spartan tote bag and free vinyl! Happy shopping!
Dearist's new song "Beaches" is premiering now at Punktastic.
The song comes from the band's new album Sonder which is out
everywhere April 27th. Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to get an
instant download of three new songs now and the band's newly remastered
debut album, This House Has No Windows.
The new album from Austin, Texas' math rock masters, Honey and Salt, is out everywhere now! On their self-titled album, the band demonstrates the remarkable ability to turn highly intricate music into something incredibly accessible and they deftly use everything from Kinsella-esque guitar lines, to post-rock dynamics, to hardcore ferocity — all while packing an emotional resonance straight out of DC’s Revolution Summer. Get it on limited edition vinyl or wherever you get digital music here and look for the band on tour now!
Wolverhampton, UK rockers Dearist are debuting the music video for their latest single "Fool's Heart" at New Noise Magazine. The song comes off their upcoming sophomore full-length Sonder which will be released on April 27th. Pre-order the album on limited edition vinyl to receive an instant download of the new songs “Drowning” and "Fool's Heart" as well as the band's newly remastered debut album This House Has No Windows.
Front man Adam Binder says:
“At the time of coming to write lyrics for the song, a
family member of mine was pretty ill and it was on my mind a lot, so the
lyrics came out about that. The words “My fool’s heart’s fading” is
about losing that innocence - that thought that nothing bad can happen
to you and your loved one and realizing it can happen at any moment."
Austin math rock masters, Honey and Salt,are gearing up to release their self-titled full length this Friday! We've teamed up with Substream Magazine to share a preview of the album with their explosive and melodic new single, "Oyster." Substream called the track a "math-rock anthem" that "...exemplifies all that Honey and Salt can be with their new album."
"Oyster" is one of the most dynamic cuts from Honey and Salt. The track ebbs and flows through intricate Kinsella-esque guitar work, atmospheric interludes, and an absolutely tremendous chorus that highlights the band's ability inject huge hooks into technical music. Lyrically the song deals with the central philosophical themes of the album as vocalist/guitarist, Wade Allen, wrestles with the pull of nihilism in the face of insurmountable global issues versus the innate desire to care deeply for the world around him.
The band has also announced a run of U.S. tour dates, which start this week with their record release show in Austin. Check out the band on tour all throughout April!
04/06 - Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder 04/07 - Denton, TX @ Backyard on Bell 04/08 - Dallas, TX @ Three Links 04/10 - Norman, OK @ Red Brick Bar 04/12 - Springfield, MO @ The Outland 04/13 - St. Louis, MO @ Foam 04/14 - Urbana, IL @ Ghost Planet 04/15 - Chicago, IL @ The Courtroom 04/18 - Ruston, LA @ Well-Built Stage 04/19 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa 04/20 - Houston, TX @ Spruce Goose: Social Flyers Club 04/21 - McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura 04/25 - Austin, TX @ Waterloo Records In-Store 04/26 - Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall
Austin, TX’s Honey and Salt are set to
release their self titled album on April 6th and we're stoking appetites
with a live in-studio recording of "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting." Watch it now at Fecking Bahamas. A
blend of math textures, punk aesthetic, and pop-inspired design, the new
single has hooks to spare.
Filmed on the campus of UT Austin, the video captures the band's
signature live sound – a stylistic choice that remains an important
motif, even in their studio recordings. At once complex and undeniably
danceable, "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting" captures the essence of Honey
and Salt; bursts of emotive lyricism, tightly wound passages, and catchy
crescendos glowing. Pre-order the band's self-titled album on limited edition vinyl now to get an instant download of two songs!
The upcoming self-titled album from Austin's Honey and Salt will be released everywhere on April 6th! We've teamed up with Post-Trash to premiere the the raucous opening track "A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting." Along with an in-depth interview, Post-Trash praised the album saying, "the record is full of dazzling math-rock workmanship, but it mains a pop spirit underneath it all, turning songs of technical wizardry into something you can hum along with." Listen to the song here and pre-order the album to get an instant download of two new songs now!
"A Nihilist Takes Up Knitting" is something of a mission statement for the
new album. The track highlights the band's ability to blend
Kinsella-esque guitar work and intricate melodies with the grit and
lyrical depth of DC's Revolution Summer. Honey and Salt
hasn't just inherited the sounds of those Dischord halcyon days, the
band's lyrics pack a sociopolitical punch as well. The album finds Honey and Salt wrestling with
the chaotic climate of today and searching for the means to stay
optimistic despite national and global issues that can appear
insurmountable. Throughout the album's lyrics, vocalist/guitarist Wade
Allen (a former philosophy teacher) asks difficult questions about our
humanity and the pull of complacency in times of despair, as well as the
power of art for solace and inspiration.