MECKA RELEASE DEBUT SINGLE “PROTOTYPICAL”
Mecka have released their debut single, titled “Prototypical.”
The Los Angeles-based rock/post-hardcore band have been teasing this new single over the past couple of days and dropped it this morning, along with its accompanying music video.
Watch the music video for “Prototypical” below.
WE WERE SHARKS ANNOUNCE TOUR
We Were Sharks have announced a tour.
The band are going on tour in Feburary with Sink The Ship. Belmont and Boys Of Fall are also supporting them on this tour on select dates.
Check the dates below to see if they're coming to a city near you!
**With Boys Of Fall
***With Belmont & Boys Of Fall
2/2/2018 - Flemington, NJ at All Star Music Empire**
2/3/2018 - Long Island, NY at Revolution Music Hall**
2/5/2018 - Brooklyn, NY at Gold Sounds**
2/6/2018 - Rochester, NY at Montage Music Hall**
2/7/2018 - Kent, OH at The Outpost**
2/8/2018 - Ferndale, MI at The Loving Touch***
2/9/2018 - Kalkaska, MI at The Alley***
2/10/2018 - Downers Grove, IL at Evolution Music***
2/11/2018 - Indianapolis, IN at Hoosier Dome***
2/12/2018 - Atlanta, GA at Masquerade*
2/13/2018 - Florence, AL at Underground Art and Sound*
2/15/2018 - Gainsville, FL at Durty Nellie's*
2/16/2018 - Orlando, FL at Falcon Bar*
2/17/2018 - Hudson, FL at What We Live For Studios*
2/18/2018 - Jacksonville, FL at Nighthawks
YOUNG CULTURE ANNOUNCE TOUR WITH BROKEN FIELD RUNNER AND RIVIERA
Young Culture have announced another tour.
The band are touring the US in February and March of 2018 in support of their new EP, “Blue.”
Riviera and Broken Field Runner are the direct support acts on select dates. Check the dates below to see if they’re playing a show near you!
+With Broken Field Runner
2/17/2018 - Rochester, NY at Vineyard Community Space*
2/18/2018 - Louisville, KY at The Cure Lounge*
2/19/2018 - St. Louis, MO at The Firebird*
2/20/2018 - Omaha, NE at Dr. Jacks*
2/21/2018 - Denver, CO at The Marquis Theater*
2/23/2018 - Los Angeles, CA at The Vibe+
2/24/2018 - Lake Forest, CA at Rushbar
2/25/2018 - Santa Ana, CA at 4th Street Market
2/26/2018 - AZ (Venue TBA)
2/27/2018 - Albuquerque, NM at The Jam Spot
2/28/2018 - OK (Venue TBA)
3/1/2018 - Indianapolis, IN at Hoosier Dome
3/2/2018 - Cleveland, OH at Euclid Tavern
3/3/2018 - Erie, PA at Basement Transmissions
3/4/2018 - Albany, NY at The Hollow
NORTHSHORE RELEASE NEW SINGLE “FATHER”
UK pop punk band Northshore released their debut “Alternative Futures” this past summer. A few months later, they began hinting that they would be releasing a new single. That single, titled “Father,” was released today.
Read what the band had to say about the single below:
”This is a song that holds a lot of weight and a lot of meaning for most of us in the band. It talks about wanting better for those who come after you, family, friends, than what you’ve had. It talks about personal growth and the need to constantly better yourself. We recently left our label and this is our first time “venturing out on our own”. So your support right now means more than it ever has. This is a Northshore you didn’t know existed and I’m excited to show you what we’ve been working on and how we’re moving forward into 2018. Cheers.” -via Instagram, Instagram.com/nrthshre
You can watch the music video for “Father” on YouTube.
WATERPARKS ANNOUNCE UK & EUROPE HEADLINING TOUR
Waterparks have announced that they are going on tour in the UK and Europe in early 2018. Support acts for this tour have yet to be announced.
This tour is in support of their upcoming album, "Entertainment," which comes out on January 26th, 2018 via Equal Vision Records.
Read the dates below and see if the band is coming to a town near you!
March 1st, 2018 - Birmingham, England at The O2 Institute
March 2nd, 2018 - Dublin, Ireland at The Academy
March 3rd, 2018 - Leeds, England at Stylus
March 4th, 2018 - London, England at Koko
March 6th, 2018 - Glasgow, Scotland at O2 ABC
March 7th, 2018 - Manchester, England at O2 Ritz
March 8th, 2018 - Cardiff, Wales at Y-Plas
March 9th, 2018 - Southampton, England at Engine Rooms
March 10th, 2018 - Brighton, England at Concorde 2
March 12th, 2018 - Cologne, Germany at Luxor
March 13th, 2018 - Eidenhoven, Netherlands at Dynamo
March 14th, 2018 - Karlsruhe, Germany at Die Stadtmitte
March 15th, 2018 - Munich, Germany at Feierwerk
March 17th, 2018 - Pinarella Di Cervia, Italy at Rock Planet
March 18th, 2018 - Milan, Italy at Legend Club
March 19th, 2018 - Luzerne, Switzerland at Treibhaus
March 20th, 2018 - Paris, France at Nouveau Casino
TRACK AND FIELD RELEASE NEW SINGLE “DROWN,” ANNOUNCE NEW ALBUM “NATURAL LIGHT”
Track and Field released their new single “Drown” over the weekend. Along with this release, the band have also announced their upcoming album, titled “Natural Light,” is coming out on November 10th, 2017.
Read the band’s announcement below:
“‘Drown' is the new single taken from our forthcoming album 'Natural Light' out 10/11/17.”
- via Facebook, Facebook.com/tracknfieldmusic
Watch the video on their Facebook and buy the song on a 7” vinyl here.
AS LIONS ANNOUNCE LOCAL SUPPORT FOR UPCOMING TOUR
Not too long ago, UK rock band As Lions announced their headlining UK tour with Greyhaven. They also held the Nine Lives competition for local bands to enter to win a slot to play one of the dates on this tour.
The winners (announced today, October 23rd) are:
My Legacy: playing November 14th in Leicester
Lightscape: Playing November 15th in Norwich
Defences: Playing November 16th in London
Winchester: Playing November 18th in Bridgend
October Ends: Playing November 19th in Newcastle
We Came From Wolves: Playing November 20th in Glasgow
Construct: Playing November 22nd in Stoke
As Sirens Fall: Playing November 23rd in Manchester
The King Is Dead: Playing November 24th in Leeds
Read As Lions’ statement below:
“Thank you all for your submissions. We had a blast hearing all your incredible music. Below are the winners of the Nine Lives competition for our UK headline tour, and the dates they will be joining us! Grab tickets at aslionsband.com/live” - via Facebook, Facebook.com/AsLionsBand
AUTUMN RUIN RELEASE NEW SINGLE “I’LL SHOW YOU”
Autumn Ruin may have been a bit quiet as of late in regards to new music until recently when they announced the release of a new single.
FFO: Trash Boat, Like Pacific, Such A Mess
Credit: Daniel Hadfield
Rarity, hailing from Hamilton, Canada have announced something special at Supercrawl. They're releasing a new album which will come sometime in 2018. Below is an interview w/ Rarity, what they've been up to, and special details on the album.
So, there's been a bit of a hiatus for the past 6 months or so. Since then, has Rarity been working on anything in that time span?
Oh for sure, we’ve been writing a record. It’s all we’ve been doing for the past 6 months. The band hit a sort of rough patch on our way out of 2016. There were only 3 of us and we didn't really know how to come back from it. We decided new music was the answer and for a while we didn't have the courage to commit to anything. Our confidence had been shaken and it wasn't until we finished this one very specific song that we sort of came back to life. We’re very thankful to have had that time off to put ourselves back together.
With a new guitarist becoming part of Rarity, has this new addition been super helpful to you guys?
Aha oh yea. Corbin has been a long time friend of the band. He was there through all our biggest accomplishments. We’ve always supported everything he's done musically and he has always returned the favour. He filled in for us on a tour about a year ago, and once we were in the thick of writing he always seemed to be around. We’d ask him “what do you think of this?” or “what do you think would work here?” and he'd always know exactly what to say. It just made sense to bring him in for real.
I've heard that there's news of a new album in the works. Is there any information you’d like to disclose on the album?
There’s not much we can say except that we are going to record it this October with Sam Guaiana. The songs do have a bleakness and a sometimes spooky vibe that I think is a very cool texture, especially since we’ll be recording them over Halloween. They're harsh and punchy in that classic Rarity way, but I think we did a better job writing the songs this time around. We blended our influences a bit more cohesively. All of us are literally counting the seconds until we can hold it in our hands.
Are there possible plans of touring with this album? If so, do you have anyone in mind you'd tour with?
Absolutely! We want to play these songs live! Europe and the UK have been in our crosshairs for some time now. We just miss our friends you know? Any shows with Boston Manor, Like Pacific, BAAO, Seaway or Silverstein would be a riot.
Will the album differ from past music you've created? If so, how will it differ?
Yea I think so. Every band evolves a bit when they have to make a new record. The members are listening to different artists, the producers change. I think the worst thing a band can do is put out the same record over and over again. Bands need to take risks. With that said, I do think we honed in the I Couldn’t Be Weaker sound a bit. We took our favourite moments from that record and thought about what we weren’t able to say or do on it. It’s all about moving forward, not erasing the history our band has worked so hard to create.
Do you believe Rarity’s sound and progression has changed effectively? If so, how?
I mean I like to think it’s changed in a more flattering way? Aha. We’re older now. We think about things differently. We know what we want and we’re making steps to achieve that. We’ve always been a bunch of moody guys making punk songs with a pop-sensibility. We tread dangerously over that line every time we write a song. What’s exciting is seeing what new ideas come from that process. We don't ever want to do something that pushes us back into the grey or makes us blend in. If anything’s going to be different about this record, its going to be that we know our strengths and we’re writing songs to accent those strengths.
How has your writing process changed overtime?
Like I said earlier, at the end of 2016 it was the 3 of us and our confidence was shaken. We thought “how are we going to make up for what they brought to the songs”. That was the wrong way to think about it. It only held us back. Once we got into the thick of it we were discovering that we shared a very common vision of the band and the music we made. That’s what brought us out of our slump. We energized each other. It still took a while to feel confident again, but its good to feel like we’re on top again. the confidence is back. We still write songs the same: sometimes it comes from a drum idea, sometimes a guitar riff. Our drummer Evan actually learned a lot of guitar over the past year trying to be a bigger part of that half of the writing. It became a lot less of “the guitarists write the guitar, the drummer writes the drums…”. With the 3 of us and now 4 of us, it became more like song writing pow-wows aha. A lot of the music began as acoustic songs, and I think thats really cool.
Since your album release of “I Couldn't Be Weaker,” has it changed your career in any way?
100% it has. We have connected with people all across the world because of that album. And thats why we do it. Our family gets bigger and bigger each day and that’s amazing. We’ve played huge shows and very personal shows and we couldn’t have asked for more. We’re excited to release a new record and keep the Rarity train chugging along!
Do you have a favorite specific song you’ve written? If so, why?
Yea actually, that first song that gave us the confidence to write the rest of the album. It’s my favourite song we’ve ever written. It has a lot of sentimental value and plus it bangs hard. We were staying in this small town in Quebec last year. It was right on a lake and super romantic. We walked around at sunset and found food together in a place that spoke no English. We hung out all night and started writing the beginnings of the song that would eventually spearhead this new record for us. So yea, that’s my favourite Rarity song.
Finally, what can people expect from Rarity in the future?
TOURS. A NEW RECORD. MAYBE PICTURES OF US? WE’LL DEF SHOW YOU WHAT IT WAS LIKE RECORDING THE RECORD. ADAM WILL BUY SHOES. EVAN WILL EAT BURRITOS. LOEDEN WONT EAT MOST THINGS ON A HAMBURGER. ITS A GOOD TIME TO BE RARITY I TELL YA. MUSIC MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND. HOW GOOD IS THE OFFICE? MAN!
San Diego emo/pop punk band Short Stories have announced the release of their brand new EP titled All Too Familiar.
The EP, which can be pre ordered via Bandcamp, comes out on August 18th.
Along with the announcement, the band have released the lead single off of the EP titled "Serendipity," which you can listen to on YouTube or Bandcamp.
Read the band's official announcement below:
"Surprise! We have a new EP coming out August 18 titled "All Too Familiar". Here's the first song we're calling "Serendipity".
You can preorder the new EP over at https://shortstoriessd.bandcamp.com/album/all-too-familiar"
-via Facebook, Facebook.com/shortstoriesSD