Lord Huron Debut Album ‘Lonesome Dreams’ Out October 9th

Lord Huron

Los Angeles indie rock band Lord Huron are set to release their debut album ‘Lonesome Dreams’ October 9th on the independent label IAMSOUND Records. Lord Huron is a musical and visual project created by lead-singer and Michigan native-turned-Angeleno Ben Schneider. The new record follows the ‘Mighty’ EP. The teaser trailer for the first single ‘Time to Run’, off the new release, can be viewed via YouTube below.

To support the debut, the band will embark on a U.S. tour this fall. The trek kicks off August 24th in Los Angeles, making stops in Detroit, Philadelphia, Denver, Seattle and more before wrapping up November 1st in San Diego.

Lord Huron Tour Dates:
August 24 – Los Angeles, CA at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA
September 21 – Columbia, MO at Mojo’s
September 25 – Detroit, MI at Magic Stick Lounge
September 27 – Cincinnati, OH at Midpoint Music Festival
September 28 – Champaign, IL at Pygmalion Music Festival
September 29 – Nashville, TN at The High Watt
September 30 – Birmingham, AL at The Bottletree
October 2 – Denton, TX at Dan’s Silverleaf
October 3 – Austin, TX at Stubb’s BBQ
October 5 – Atlanta, GA at Drunken Unicorn
October 6 – Chapel Hill, NC at Local 506
October 7 – Washington, DC at Black Cat Backstage
October 8 – Philadelphia, PA at Kungfu Necktie
October 9 – New York, NY at Mercury Lounge
October 11 – Allston, MA at Great Scott
October 12 – Brooklyn, NY at Glasslands Gallery
October 13 – Buffalo, NY at Mohawk Place
October 15 – Chicago, IL at Schubas
October 16 – Minneapolis, MN at 7th Street Entry
October 18 – Denver, CO at Larimer Lounge
October 19 – Salt Lake City, UT at Kilby Court
October 20 – Boise, ID at Neurolux
October 21 – Seattle, WA at Barboza
October 22 – Portland, OR at Doug Fir Lounge
October 24 – San Francisco, CA at The Independent
November 1 – San Diego, CA at Casbah

Mike Shinoda Of Linkin Park Discusses Music OS Software

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Linkin Park have teamed up with Dell to create a special limited Linkin Park Edition PC. This special Linkin Park Edition features exclusive, custom-made Linkin Park Sounds, the full version of Open Labs’ Music OS software, and high performance Dell XPS 17 laptops and 2320 All in One devices.

Mike Shinoda says:

With every album we make, the technology we use in making a song becomes more powerful. In studio I tend to switch from one piece of gear to another, constantly searching for the right sound. When I find that sound I take painstaking care that it’s just right as we record and mix the song. With that said, taking the finished songs to the stage is a challenge. I can’t bring all the gear from the studio out on the road with me. A few years ago I realized I needed a powerful stage system. A PC based system that can run all the specific sounds from all of our albums and switch between them at the touch of a button, and that’s when I found Music OS.

With the Music OS software, musicians can create, perform, and share their own songs, including: Hundreds of sounds, loops and kits from Linkin Park available only with Music OS, touch enabled music creation software from Open Labs and multiple touch enabled Dell PCs to choose from. Additional exclusive sounds will be offered to LP Underground members who purchase the Linkin Park Edition, which will be provided to users during a July 2012 OS software update. A Open Labs/Music OS rep will also conducting a special web chat tutorial exclusively for LPU members.

Watch Mike’s comments via YouTube below.

Transit Release Plugged Version Of ‘Skipping Stone’

Transit band

Boston, Massachusetts indie act Transit has released a full band version of fan favorite ‘Skipping Stone’, which originally appeared as an acoustic track on their most Rise Records LP, ‘Listen & Forgive’. Check out the new version via YouTube below. The track was recorded in March 2012 at Maximum Sound Studios and was produced by Gary Cioffi and Transit. The ‘Skipping Stone 7’, with a new song and bonus track, will be out soon on Rise Records.

Point Of View ‘Sideshow Years’ Available At Bandcamp

Point of View

San Jose, California based punk-rockers Point Of View are now offering their latest full-length record, ‘Sideshow Years’, for pay-what-you-want download via their Bandcamp.

‘Sideshow Years’ sees the band taking after the great pop-punk Lookout! Records bands of the early ’90s, especially Green Day. The DIY sound, concentrated around strong bass lines and scattered drum work, is a tour-de-force reminiscent of other punk-rock power trios like NOFX. A slight reggae and ska vibe in certain songs brings shades of early Less Than Jake as well.

Point Of View will be recording a new 5-song EP release, titled ‘Burner’, after tour dates this summer.

Point of View 'Sideshow Years'

‘Sideshow Years’ Track Listing:
1. The On Going Two Faced Dilemma
2. The F.D.A. Steals Your Personality
3. Steady Demise of the American Drunk
4. My Name is Petey, But You Can Call Me Skip
5. Johnny Lost His Mind
6. Sideshow Years
7. Buy Me A Boyfriend
8. All The Kings Men
9. Wealth Is A Crime

Reactions Release ‘Archetypes’ EP


Reactions’ new Archetypes EP is out now, and it’s streaming in its entirety at Soundcloud. The EP is now available for purchase on iTunes as well.

The Tempe, Arizona rock band has also finally released its faces to the public. Previously all press photos were with their faces covered, but check out the brand-new promo photo above.

Reactions 'Archetypes'

‘Archetypes’ Track Listing:
1. The Shadow
2. The Missing
3. The Anima
4. The Self
5. The Persona
6. The Animus

Echo Base Releases New EP For Free On Bandcamp

Echo Base

Tallahasee, Florida two-piece Echo Base has released its debut EP, ‘Keep Your Expectations Reasonable’, on Bandcamp for pay-what-you-want download. All donations with downloads will go toward the band pressing the EP on vinyl. Echo Base are Spencer Wills and Miguel Vasquez.

Echo Base 'Keep Your Expectations Reasonable'

‘Keep Your Expectations Reasonable’ Track Listing:
1. 11
2. Ben Kenobi
3. I Told You So
4. No, Yeah…
5. Long Live Bella Vue

Continents Sign With Victory Records


Victory Records announced the addition of Welsh metal band Continents to its roster. Watch the full announcement video via YouTube below.

“We’ve always tried to put our own passion for our music before external influence, the most important thing for us is that we enjoy the music we play, and if other people enjoy it too then that’s awesome,” said Vocalist, Philip Cross. “We like to mix elements of our favorite styles and influences, and then put our own perspective on things to see where it takes us.”

Continents will be performing later today at Leeds University for Europe’s biggest indoor metal/hardcore festival, Ghostfest 2012. They will be joining the likes of Emmure The Black Dahlia, Comeback Kid, Defeater and others.

Continents feature Philip Cross on vocals, Darryl Sweet on guitar, Duncan Hamill on drums, Tom Weaver on guitar and Dominic Turner on bass.

Run For Cover Records Signs Pity Sex, On Tour Now

Pity Sex

Run for Cover Records has signed Pity Sex to their roster. Hailing from Ann Arbor, Michigan, Pity Sex have a sound that converges with Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth and Hum.

Their newest EP, ‘Dark World’, is available to stream and download via bandcamp.com below. It will available on vinyl in the coming weeks via Forward Records. The band has also begun writing their debut full-length for Run For Cover.

Pity Sex is currently on tour in California and the western half of the U.S.

Pity Sex Summer Tour Dates:
June 30 – Portland, OR at Laughing Horse Books
July 2 – Salt Lake City, UT at The Underground
July 3 – Rapid City, SD at Romans Imperial Inn
July 5 – Minneapolis, MN at Hell’s Kitchen
July 6 – Milwaukee, WI at MJDSA
July 7 – Chesterton, IN at Simpledays
July 8 – Ann Arbor, MI at Launch Skateshop

Happy Body Slow Brain ‘Dreams Of Water’ Vinyl Out July 21st

Happy Body Slow Brain

San Jose, California band Happy Body Slow Brain have announced that their 2010 debut ‘Dreams of Water’ will be released on 2xLP vinyl thru intheclouds records on July 21st in a custom water packaging. Each jacket is made of a pvc gatefold jacket that’s filled with blue liquid and sparkles. Inside both covers there is a built-in pocket that holds both 12″ vinyls, cut at 45 RPM.

After being released from Taking Back Sunday (who decided to return to their original line-up), guitarist Matt Fazzi turned his focus to a new full-time project Happy Body Slow Brain. Their plan was simple: create a fresh album more true to their personal influences. The result was their debut ‘Dreams of Water’, produced by Marc J. Hudson (Saves The Day, Two Tongues) at his home studio Rancho Recordo in Fenton, Michigan.

‘Dreams of Water’ Track Listing:
1. Everything You Know
2. Move At Different Speeds (On The Road)
3. Never Loved
4. Time.
5. We’re Strangers Now
6. Drag This On And On (Rain Song)
7. The Flight
8. Up Late
9. What About Us?
10. Emperor
11. Empty Ocean (Deepest Blues)
12. You Won’t If You Don’t Want
13. The Bridge

IAmDynamite ‘Stereo’ Video

I Am Dynamite

IAmDynamite have released the music video for the single ‘Stereo’. The song is the first single from the Detroit, Michigan rock duo’s debut album ‘Supermegafantastic’, out now on Brando Records. Watch it via YouTube below.