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.
‘Keep Your Expectations Reasonable’ Track Listing:
2. Ben Kenobi
3. I Told You So
4. No, Yeah…
5. Long Live Bella Vue
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 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
New Jersey indie rockers Prawn are headed out next month with west coast brethren Calculator. Prawn’s new EP ‘Ships’ is now available for pre-order now. Ships was recorded and mixed by Greg Dunn of Moving Mountains and will be out July 17th on Topshelf Records.
Prawn And Calculator Tour Dates:
July 24th – Philadelphia, PA at Myspace House
July 25th – Baltimore, MD at Charm City Art Space
July 26th – Hoboken, NJ at Maxwell’s
July 27th – Brooklyn, NY at Suburbia
July 28th – New Haven, CT at The Horse’s Mouth
July 29th – Boston, MA at Democracy Center w/ My Fictions
July 30th – Montreal, QC at Casa Del Popolo
July 31st – Ottawa, ON at Basement
August 1st – Toronto, ON at ARE Gallery
August 2nd – London, ON at Call The Office
August 3rd – Grand Rapids, MI at DAAC w/ Jowls
August 4th – Chicago, IL at GNARFEST w/ Jowls, Algernon Cadwallader, Joyce Manor
August 5th – Chesterton, IN at Simple Days w/ Jowls
August 6th – Akron, OH at Kling Thing House w/ Jowls
August 7th – Pittsburgh, PA at Mr. Roboto Project
Portland, Oregon math rockers, Duck. Little Brother, Duck! are currently on a U.S. summer tour. Topshelf Records will release the bands’ new LP titled, ‘Don’t Take Our Filth Away’ on July 3rd.
The album will be the band’s first LP to get a physical release (in addition to digital) and is the follow up to their 2010 self-released digital full length ‘Survival Is Not a Workout’. The record was self recorded, mastered by Carl Saff, and will be available in July 2012.
June 30 – Athens, GA at The Globe w/ Nurture
July 1 – Nashville, TN at Cafe Coco w/ Gnarwhal
July 3 – Roanoke, VA at TBA
*July 5 – Baltimore, MD at The Ottobar
*July 6 – New Brunswick, NJ at The Chocolate Factory
*July 7 – Danbury, CT at Heirloom Arts Theater w/ Fugue and Suns
*July 8 – Willimantic, CT at The Handsome Woman w/ Fugue
*July 9 – Boston, MA at The Wacky Kastle w/ Fugue
*July 10 – Portland, ME at Poland Street House
*July 11 – Plattsburgh, NY at ROTA Gallery
*July 12 – Montreal, QC at L’Absynthe
*July 13 – Toronto, ON at The Garage w/ Animal Faces
*July 14 – Grand Rapids, MI at DAAC w/ You Blew It!
*July 15 –Kalamazoo, MI at The Milhouse w/ The Reptilian and William Bonney
*July 16 – Chicago, IL at Swerp Mansion w/ My Dads and Spanyurd
July 17 – Louisville KY at The Chestnut House
July 18 – Kansas City, MI at FOKL
July 19 – Denver, CO at Blast-O-Mat w/ Orphans
July 20 – Salt Lake City, UT at The Shred Shed
* = Date with Octaves
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
5. We’re Strangers Now
6. Drag This On And On (Rain Song)
7. The Flight
8. Up Late
9. What About Us?
11. Empty Ocean (Deepest Blues)
12. You Won’t If You Don’t Want
13. The Bridge
Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate has signed a worldwide recording contract with Inside Out Music. “I’m very excited to join forces with InsideOut Music,” Tate said about of his multi-album deal. “They are very committed to progressive music and care deeply for their artists, working together with them to bring music lovers worldwide some of the most compelling rock music available.”
As the frontman of Queensryche, Tate has sold more than 20 million records and received four Grammy nominations. The band’s landmark concept album ‘Operation: Mindcrime’ thrust their unique social consciousness, expertly crafted lyrics and progressive style into the national spotlight in 1988, and was followed by ‘Empire’ in 1990, the album that delivered the band to arena-headlining status and sold more than three million albums on the back of hit singles ‘Silent Lucidity’ and ‘Jet City Woman’. Queensryche have released 12 studio albums. Tate’s only prior solo album was a self-titled release in 2002 on Sanctuary Records.
“Obviously, we at the label have been fans of Geoff for a long time,” Inside Out Music founder Thomas Waber said. “We are looking forward to working with such a renowned musician – welcome to the InsideOut Music family!”
Tate is finishing production on his first Inside Out Music release. The album is planned for release this fall, with details to be announced in the coming weeks.
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Being As An Ocean has signed with InVogue Records and will release their debut album ‘Dear G-d’ on September 18th. The San Diego rock group finished recording the record with producer Brian Hood. InVogue Records is an independent label based out of Findlay, Ohio owned and operated by Before Their Eyes frontman Nick Moore.
“I am beyond stoked for people to hear the new Being As An Ocean record, its absolutely amazing. This band offers a completely different style to my line up and I’m lucky to have them”, Moore said about the roster addition. Catch the band on the ‘Despite All My Fears’ Tour through July.
Swedish death metal legends Grave will release their tenth studio album ‘Endless Procession Of Souls’ on August 27th in Europe and on August 28th in North America via Century Media Records. Recorded at Studio Soulless, ‘Endless Procession Of Souls’ features ten tracks of uncompromising death metal.
To give fans their first preview of ‘Endless Procession Of Souls’, the band has now revealed the track-listing and cover artwork for their new album. The art was once again made by Costin Chioreanu, who worked with Grave on the two preceding studio albums. Costin also did some extra art for the inside of the CD booklet and the vinyl.
‘Endless Procession Of Souls’ Track Listing:
2. Amongst Marble And The Dead
3. Disembodied Steps
4. Flesh Epistle
5. Passion Of The Weak
6. Winds Of Chains
7. Encountering The Divine
9. Plague Of Nations
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 Vevo below.