Madison Rising Blast Dee Snider, Tom Morello Over Romney/Ryan Attacks

Patriotic rock band Madison Rising is firing back at rock artists such as Dee Snider of Twisted Sister and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine for their criticisms of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign for Mitt and his running mate Paul Ryan using their music on the campaign trail, suggesting that they are large beneficiaries of the capitalistic system embraced by the Republican ticket that has brought both musicians enormous personal wealth.

“I think American’s are getting really tired of the divisive undertones of all of these musicians and how they constantly attack anyone who supports the system they benefited from so much,” Rich Mgrdechian, Madison Rising’s manager, said in a press release. “It really is ironic how guys like Tom Morello, Bruce Springsteen, Dee Snider and all the other anti-American loudmouths have made an absolute fortune bashing capitalism. They clearly have no shame whatsoever. They’re capitalists, they’re artists, they’re musicians, they’re Americans – and so are we. The only difference is that we don’t try to hide it.”

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The Wedding To Release New Album ‘No Direction’ September 25th

The Wedding band, featuring Matt Shelton, Trevor Sarver, Adam Thron, Matt Jameson and Cody Driggers

The Wedding have signed a deal with Tooth & Nail Records, who will release their label debut ‘No Direction’ on September 25th. The Fayetteville, Arkansas rock band first formed in 2008 and despite a few lineup changes, created a stir with their soaring rock anthems. The band hit its stride when frontman Matt Shelton, formerly of Letter Kills, joined the group.

On the album’s title, Shelton explains, “‘No Direction’ means cutting ties with the idea that you can prepare your life in such a way to keep you from danger. As C.S. Lewis said, it’s an illusion of safety. We are meant to live life unabashed and free, and this can only happen in the face of danger; which to most is the idea of not knowing where you are going. It is when we have No Direction at all and still we press on, trusting that the great unknown will be our rescue and not the demise we are so fearful of. We went into making this record with complete reckless abandon. We tried to write the record that we wanted and needed to hear.”

As for their new label home, Shelton said, “We are stoked to join the family at Tooth & Nail. It’s exciting to get to make the records we want to make with so many good friends.”

‘No Direction’ was produced by Jasen Rauch at Harker House Studios in Springfield, TN, and features guest vocals by Dan Marsala of The Story Of The Year on the track ‘The Lesser Worth’.

The Wedding are Shelton, Trevor Sarver (guitar), Adam Thron (guitar), Matt Jameson (drums) and Cody Driggers (bass).

The Wedding 'No Direction' album cover

‘No Direction’ Track Listing:
1. No Direction
2. The End
3. The Lesser Worth (feat. guest vocals by Dan Marsala of The Story of The Year)
4. The Raconteur
5. Hang on Love
6. The Wildest Ocean
7. Mors Tua Nos Vita
8. Kill Any Excuse
9. Heartbreak In Melody
10. Don’t Let Me Down
11. Young and Dangerous
12. Distance and Resolution

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New Years Day Join The Scene Is Dead Tour

New Years Day band featuring Ashley Costello, Anthony Barro, Russell Dixon, Matthew Lindblad and Jake Jones

New Years Day will be joining Blood on the Dance Floor, Jeffree Star and Davey Suicide on “The Scene Is Dead Tour”, which kicks off October 11th in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The trek will see the music acts hit nearly 50 states in the U.S. A list of dates can be seen below.

Vocalist Ash Costello said, “The fans truly wanted us on tour with Blood On The Dance Floor again and BOTDF have become like family to us. So of course we’re excited to hit road with them this fall! The world isn’t even ready for what’s to come.”

New Years Day recently finished recording their new album with Erik Ron, planning to release the material early 2013.

The Scene Is Dead 2012 Tour Dates:
Oct. 11 – Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theater
Oct. 12 – Tulsa, OK at The Compound
Oct. 13 – Houston, TX at Warehouse Live
Oct. 14 – San Antonio, TX at White Rabbit
Oct. 17 – Orlando, TX at The Beacham
Oct. 18 – Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade
Oct. 19 – St. Petersburg, FL at State Theatre
Oct. 20 – Jacksonville, FL at Freebird Live
Oct. 21 – Greensboro, NC at Greene Street Club
Oct. 24 – Buffalo, NY at Xtreme Wheels
Oct. 25 – Hartford, CT at The Webster
Oct. 26 – New York City, NY at The Studio @ Webster Hall
Oct. 27 – Allentown, PA at Crocodile Rock Café
Oct. 28 – Baltimore, MD at Soundstage
Oct. 29 – Syracuse, NY at Westcott Theater
Oct. 31 – Lancaster, PA at Chameleon Club
Nov. 1 – Columbus, OH at A&R Bar
Nov. 2 – Chicago, IL at Reggies Rock Club
Nov. 3 – Cleveland, OH at Peabody’s
Nov. 7 – Scottsdale, AZ at Azmartini Ranch
Nov. 21 – Las Vegas, NV at Hard Rock Café
Nov. 23 – Salt Lake City, UT at In The Venue
Nov. 24 – Colorado Springs, CO at Black Sheep
Nov. 25 – Denver, CO at Summit Music Hall
Nov. 28 – Ann Arbor, MI at The Blind Pig
Dec. 1 – The Colony, TX at Centennial Hall (Fair Park)
Dec. 5 – Spokane, WA at Northwest Events Center
Dec. 8 – Seattle, WA at Studio Seven
Dec. 12 – Pomona, CA at Glass House
Dec. 13 – Los Angeles, CA at El Rey Theater
Dec. 14 – San Diego, CA at Soma Side Stage
Dec. 15 – Tucson, AZ at The Rock

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Stealing Axion Debut Album ‘Moments’ Out August 27th

Stealing Axion have now revealed the album artwork and track-listing for their debut full-length album, ‘Moments’, which is due out August 27th in Europe and August 28th in North America via InsideOut Music. ‘Moments’ was mixed and mastered by Acle Kahney, who worked closely with the progressive metal band on the sounds and textures of the album.

In regards to ‘Moments’, Stealing Axion frontman Dan Forbrich commented, “We feel this album is a culmination of the different compositional techniques that we’ve experimented with over the last few years. We like to take the basic song structures and let them ferment and slowly add layers to the mix until we are satisfied. Some of these songs have taken a while to fully mature.”

Stealing 'Axion Moments'

‘Moments’ Track Listing:
1. Mirage of Hope
2. Solar
3. Everything or Nothing
4. 47 Days Later
5. Unwanted Gift
6. Eventide
7. Collapse
8. It’s Too Late Now
9. Sleepless
10. Moments Part 1
11. Moments Part 2

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Blaqk Audio Second Album ‘Bright Black Heaven’ Out September 11th

Blaqk Audio - Davey Havok and Jade Puget

Electronic duo Blaqk Audio, featuring Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI, will release their sophomore album ‘Bright Black Heaven’ on September 11th in North America (see international release dates below) via their new imprint, Big Death (distributed by Superball Music). ‘Bright Black Heaven’ follows the pair’s 2007’s Top 20 debut ‘CexCells’. The new album offers twelve songs inspired by their shared love for classic electronic groups and modern era dance music. In anticipation of the release, Davey and Jade have unveiled both the track listing and cover artwork for the album:

Blaqk Audio 'Bright Black Heaven'

‘Bright Black Heaven’ Track List:
1. Cold War
2. Fade To White
3. Faith Healer
4. Deconstructing Gods
5. Everybody’s Friends
6. Let’s Be Honest
7. With Your Arms Around You
8. Bliss
9. Bon Voyeurs
10. The Witness
11. Say Red
12. Ill-Lit Ships

‘Bright Black Heaven’ Release Dates:
North America: Tuesday, September 11
Germany / Austria / Switzerland / Norway: Friday, Sept 21, 2012
UK / Benelux / France / Greece / Denmark / Portugal / Rest Of Europe: Monday, Sept 24, 2012
Spain / Italy: Tuesday, Sept 25, 2012
Sweden / Finland / Hungary: Wednesday, Sept 25, 2012
Australia / New Zealand: Friday, Sept 28, 2012

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Mutemath Announce Fall Headlining Tour

Mutemath rock

Mutemath have announced a headlining fall tour that kicks off September 13th in Phoenix, Arizona and runs through October 25th. Civil Twilight will support. Tickets are on sale now. Band members Paul Meany, Roy Mitchell-Cárdenas, Todd Gummerman and Darren King are touring in support of their 2011 release ‘Odd Soul’.

Before heading out on their own, Mutemath will join Linkin Park and Incubus for this year’s annual Honda Civic Tour. The tour kicks off on August 11th in Virginia and will crisscross the U.S. before wrapping up in San Diego on September 10th.

Mutemath upcoming tour dates:
Aug. 6 Cleveland, OH at Jacobs Pavillion (with Jane’s Addiction)
Aug. 8 Syracuse, NY at Landmark Theatre (with Jane’s Addiction)

Honda Civic Tour (with Linkin Park and Incubus):
Aug. 11 Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live
Aug. 12 Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena
Aug. 14 Boston, MA at Comcast Center
Aug. 17 Camden, NJ at Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 19 Atlanta, GA at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 Detroit, MI at The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 22 Cincinnati, OH at Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 24 Chicago, IL at First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 25 Indianapolis, IN at Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 27 Dallas, TX at Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 28 Houston, TX at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 30 Denver, CO at Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Sept. 4 Vancouver, BC at Rogers Arena
Sept. 5 Tacoma, WA at Tacoma Dome
Sept. 7 Mountain View, CA at Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sept. 10 San Diego, CA at Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre

Headline Dates:
Sept. 13 – Phoenix, AZ at Marquee Theatre
Sept. 14 – Albuquerque, NM at Sunshine Theater
Sept. 15 – Colorado Springs, CO at Black Sheep
Sept. 16 – Lawrence, KS at Granada Theatre
Sept. 18 – Des Moines, IA at Wooly’s
Sept. 20 – Madison, WI at Majestic Theatre
Sept. 21 – Boomington, IL at Castle Theatre
Sept. 22 – Lansing, MI at The Loft
Sept. 23 – London, ONT at Music Hall
Sept. 25 – Toronto, ONT at Phoenix Concert Theatre
Sept. 27 – Ottawa, ONT at Bronson Centre
Sept. 28 – Montreal, QB at La Tulipe
Sept. 29 – Pawtucket, RI at The Met
Sept. 30 – Burlington, VT at Higher Ground
Oct. 02 – New Haven, CT at Toad’s Place
Oct. 04 – Buffalo, NY at Town Ballroom
Oct. 05 – Pittsburgh, PA at Altar Bar
Oct. 06 – Baltimore, MD at Rams Head Live
Oct. 08 – Charlottesville, VA at Jefferson Theatre
Oct. 09 – Raleigh, NC at Lincoln Theatre
Oct. 10 – Chattanooga, TN at Track 29
Oct. 11 – Athens, GA at 40 Watt Club
Oct. 13 – Mexico City, Mexico at Corona Capital Festival
Oct. 14 – San Antonio, TX at Backstage Live
Oct. 16 – Waco, TX at Common Ground
Oct. 18 – Springfield, MOat Gillioz Theatre
Oct. 19 – Memphis, TN at Minglewood Hall
Oct. 20 – Birmingham, AL at WorkPlay Theatre
Oct. 21 – Knoxville, TN at Bijou Theatre
Oct. 23 – Baton Rouge, LA at Varsity Theatre

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Blaqk Audio Announce September West Coast Tour Dates

Blaqk Audio music featuring Davey Havok and Jade Puget

Electronic super duo Blaqk Audio, featuring Davey Havok and Jade Puget, announced that they will be playing a handful of headlining West Coast dates this September. This will be the band’s first tour around Bright Black Heaven, and their first U.S. tour in nearly five years.

Vocalist Havok commented:
We cannot express how thrilled we are to soon be coming to you to share some pieces of Bright Black Heaven. It’s been too long. See you on the dance floor.

A full list of dates can be seen below.

Sept. 6 – San Diego, CA at The Casbah
Sept. 7 – Las Vegas, NV at Hard Rock – Club Vinyl
Sept. 8 – Long Beach, CA at Alex’s Bar
Sept. 10 – Sacramento, CA at Ace Of Spades
Sept. 11 – San Francisco, CA at Great American Music Hall
Sept. 12 – San Jose, CA at The Blank Club
Sept. 14 – Los Angeles, CA at The Roxy

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Certain People I Know Self-Titled Debut Out Soon

Certain People I Know

Certain People I Know is the latest project fronted by the legendary Bob Nanna. The Chicago band’s previous works include Braid, Hey Mercedes, The City on Film, and The Bomb. This band picks up where Hey Mercedes left off, while still bringing their own unique sound. The band is rounded out by Damon Atkinson, Jeff Dean, Lauren LoPiccolo, and Matt Schuessler.

Certain People I Know’s self-titled LP will be available soon on Count Your Lucky Stars via vinyl, CD, and digitally, and can be pre-ordered at now. Check out the track listing and stream of the album via Soundcloud below.

Certain People I Know

Certain People I Know EP Track Listing:
1. Neverlasting
2. Our Lady of Guadalupe
3. Strongsuit
4. All You Gotta Do Is Show
5. NYE
6. King of Shots
7. Rowdy / Pivotal
8. Make It Up
9. How Was The Show? (Politics)

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No Doubt ‘Settle Down’ Video

No Doubt

No Doubt have released the music video to their new single ‘Settle Down’. The song is taken from the Anaheim, California rock band’s sixth studio album ‘Push and Shove’, out September 25th on Interscope Records. ‘Push and Shove’ is the first album from the group since 2001’s ‘Rock Steady’.

“I think Tony came up with the idea that we should do something with trucks,” the video’s director Sophie Muller tells, referring to the band’s bassist Tony Kanal. “The idea is they are all driving to meet after having had their separate lives over the last 10 years.”

Muller also praised the effort of singer Gwen Stefani in the process of creating the video. “You could feel her absolute love for making videos and her total commitment to every single scene that she does,” Muller said. “It’s just lovely.”

Watch it via Vevo below.

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football, etc. Announce Tour Dates

football etc.

football, etc. just returned from their second UK tour with label-mates Joie de Vivre, and the Count Your Lucky Stars Records act are now gearing up for a run of dates in America. The Houston, Texas-based indie rockers just released a new split tape with fellow Texans Square Business.

The band’s debut LP, ‘The Draft’, is also available in the Count Your Lucky Stars Records online store.

The tour will be football, etc.’s first since the addition of new drummer, Ed Reisner. He joins frontman Lindsay Minton and bassist Mercy Harper.

football, etc. Dates:
July 30 – Denton, TX at TBA
July 31 – Memphis, TN at TBA
August 1 -St. Louis, MO at Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center
August 2 -Chicago, IL at Swerp Mansion
August 3 – East Lansing, MI at Hariet Brown
August 4 – Kent, OH at Stone Tavern
August 5 – Bethlehem, PA at Secret Art Space
August 6 – Somerville, MA at Starlab
August 7 – Worcester, MA at Starship: Next Generation
August 8 – New Brunswick, NJ at Cooler Ranch
August 9 – Alexandria, VA at Little Man’s Garage
August 10 – Blacksburg, VA at I Got Brains! Fest
August 12 – Atlanta, GA at WonderRoot

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