NPR PREMIERES NEW KAYO DOT TRACK
"The Mortality of Doves" Appears On Coffins On Io, Coming October 14th from The Flenser
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"The Mortality of Doves", the new track from Kayo Dot’s forthcoming album, premiered today on NPR’s All Songs Considered.  Listen to the track here and pre-order the band’s new album Coffins On Io now via Flenser Records before it’s officially available on October 16th.
 
Led by founding member Toby Driver (also of Secret Chiefs 3), Kayo Dot emerged in Boston, MA in 2002 from the ashes of metal group Maudlin of the Well. Since then, Driver has led Kayo Dot through several lineup changes and dramatic stylistic shifts: from traditional metal, to atmospheric, avant-garde metal; and now with their new album Coffins on Io, the bats-in-your-belfry hard rock of Sisters of Mercy meets Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Scritti Politti and early Roxy Music.  In 2013, Kayo Dot demarcated the beginning of a sonic change by releasing their critically acclaimed conceptual double-albumHubardo. Undeniably experimental, but largely unclassifiable, Hubardo received rave reviews: SputnikMusic ranked it among their best albums of 2013, and CVLT Nation called it, “mesmerizing avant garde blackened doom,” and a “towering achievement.”
 
But when it comes to Kayo Dot, change is the only constant. And like the best pop culture chameleons of the past, Kayo Dot’s evolution is governed by an inscrutable inner-logic. Despite the accessible songwriting of Coffins on Io and the emphasis on vocal melody and electronic percussion, Kayo Dot fans will find the record’s darkness and intensity familiar and relatable.  For example: the dark wave of Coffins on Io album-track “Off-ramp Cycle” might be unrecognizable to Kayo Dot’s metal fans. “The sound is kind of like a sexy combination of Type O Negative, Peter Gabriel, Sisters of Mercy,” Driver says. But the track also encompasses the brooding menace of classic Bauhaus as well as current dark wavers Cold Cave and Crystal Stilts: artists young and old who live and die in those unknowable corners where heaviness meets delicacy and sincerity meets theatricality.
 
Elsewhere, Driver’s penchant for prog rock surfaces in the ethereal “Spirit Photography,” complete with a saxophone melody line—strikingly gentle when compared to Kayo Dot’s brutal back catalog. “Long Time Disturbance on the Miracle Mile” could be a Bryan Ferry-era Roxy Music cut, and “The Mortality of Doves” could be Eno-produced David Bowie.
 
Driver says there’s also an element of sexuality in Coffins on Io.“Basically the vibe that we’re going for here is inspired by 80s retro-future noir— Blade Runner,” Driver explains. “I wanted to make a good record to put on while you drive across the desert at night under a toxic, post-apocalyptic atmosphere,” he says, adding, “There’s a weird underlying theme of murder, shame and death.”
 
 
Coffins on Io Track Listing:
1. The Mortality of Doves
2. Offramp Cycle, Pattern 22
3. Longtime Disturbance on the Miracle Mile
4. Library Subterranean
5. The Assassination of Adam
6. Spirit Photography
 
 
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SILVER SNAKES ANNOUNCE WEST COAST TOUR DATES WITH UNITED NATIONS

New Album Year Of The Snake Available Now
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Los Angeles-based Silver Snakes have been confirmed as direct support for the upcoming United Nations west coast tour dates in November.  The shows kick off on November 4th in LA, then route the bands up to Vancouver and back, and end November 15th in San Diego.  Check out the full tour routing below, and look for more Silver Snakes shows to be announced soon.

Silver Snakes’ most recent album, Year of the Snake, is 11 songs of the band’s darkest and most dynamic material yet, and was recorded at Silver Snakes’ own Estrada’s studio The Earth Capital (Nails, Touche Amore, Joyce Manor). Year Of The Snake was then mixed at Salad Days Studios with Brian McTernan (Cave In, Engine Down, Circa Survive) and mastered by Jay Maas at Getaway Recording (Defeater).  Listen to the album in its entirety here and check out the official music video “Grey Wolf Wild” here.  The band also recently premiered a live, acoustic video for the track “All Your Eye” here on YouTube.

Silver Snakes - On Tour

11/4 Los Angeles CA @ Jewels Catch One

11/5 Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory

11/6 Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman

11/7 Portland, OR @ Holocene

11/8 Vancouver, BC @ Korean Hall

11/9 Seattle, WA @ Barboza

11/10 Eugene, OR @ The Boreal 

11/11 Reno, NV @ Fort Ryland 

11/12 Las Vegas, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall

11/13 Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole

11/14 Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock

11/15 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah

WOVENHAND ANNOUNCES U.S. TOUR DATES IN NOVEMBER WITH PONTIAK
New Album Refractory Obdurate Available Now from Deathwish Inc.
"…a spitting, roaring, fiery beast of an album, a remarkably gratifying listening experience that may leave you feeling more whole, more human when it’s over." - Stereogum
 
Wovenhand is a band led by dedicated life-musician and lyricist, David Eugene Edwards. Over the last two decades, his prolific work in both Wovenhand and the legendary 16 Horsepower has influenced and inspired a generation of musicians throughout the expansive alternative music world. Wovenhand cannot be described in traditional terms. Its sound is an organic, weavework of neo-folk, post rock, punk, old-time, and alternative sounds, all coming together as a vehicle for David’s soulful expression and constant spiritual self exploration. Sometimes sad and sorrowed and at other times uplifting, Wovenhand is always unforgettable in spirit and sound. 
 
Wovenhand released its landmark effort Refractory Obdurate this past April via a partnership between Deathwish Inc. and Glitterhouse Records.  Refractory Obdurateis a moving masterwork that shows Wovenhand exploring louder roots hinted at on prior albums.  The album has been praised in countless publications, including an 8.2 rating from Pitchfork who called the album “brooding, soul scraping” and hailed David Eugene Edwards as “as good as he’d been in years”.
 
Now, Wovenhand is gearing up to play a three-week-long tour of the Western United States with Pontiak (Thrill Jockey) throughout November.  The bands will make a stop at Fun Fun Fun Nites in Austin, TX on November 7th, as well as play an amazing show with a lineup including King Dude and Spencer Moody with DJ Chelsea Wolfe in Los Angeles on November 12th- check out the full routing below.
 
Wovenhand - On Tour With Pontiak
Tue 11/4/2014 Santa Fe, NM- Skylight (no Pontiak)
Thur 11/6/2014 Lubbock, TX- Bash Riprock’s
Fri 11/7/2014 Austin, TX- FFF Nites, Venue TBA // Free Show
Sat 11/8/2014 Dallas, TX- City Tavern
Mon 11/10/2014 El Paso, TX- Lowbrow Palace
Tue 11/11/2014 Phoenix, AZ- Pub Rock Live
Wed 11/12/2014 Los Angeles, CA- Jewel’s Catch One ** ^^
Thur 11/13/2014 Atascadero, CA- Molly Pitcher // Free Show
Fri 11/14/2014 San Francisco, CA- Bottom of the Hill
Sat 11/15/2014 Arcata, CA- The Alibi
Mon 11/17/2014 Portland, OR- Hawthorne Theatre
Tues 11/18/2014 Bellingham, WA- The Shakedown
Wed 11/19/2014 Vancouver, BC 
Thur 11/20/2014 Seattle, WA- Highline **
Fri 11/21/2014 Boise, ID- Neurolux
Sat 11/22/2014 Salt Lake City, UT- The Garage
 
** w/King Dude
^^ w/Spencer Moody, DJ Chelsea Wolfe
 

SARGENT HOUSE PRESENTS FALL TOUR 2014 FEATURING TTNG, MYLETS, AND EMMA RUTH RUNDLE

Dates Span From October 20th through November 22nd in North America

 
Sargent House is excited to present their second annual Fall Tour lineup for 2014 featuring TTNG (formerly This Town Needs Guns) with direct support to be traded off each night between Mylets and Emma Ruth Rundle.  The tour will kick off on October 20th in Santa Ana, CA and will canvas North America, with stops in Montreal and Toronto, through November 22nd where it ends in Los Angeles.  These three bands are a small sampling of the extensive Sargent House roster - check out the full tour routing below.
 
TTNG hail from Oxford, England and have always been known for walking a tightrope line between pop melody and technical precision.  The band released 13.0.0.0.0. last year via Sargent House, which can be streamed now in full here.  Joining TTNG on the road are label mates Mylets, the one-man-band helmed by guitarist extraordinaire Henry Kohen.  Mylets recently wrapped recording his debut full-length that is scheduled for release through Sargent House early next year. His current release, Retcon is an album culled from his  3 EPs all recorded before the age of 17  was released by Sargent House in 2013 and can be heard here.  Splitting opening duties with Mylets is the stunning Emma Ruth Rundle, who released her debut solo album Some Heavy Ocean earlier this summer to great critical acclaim.  Her music video for the single “Arms I Know So Well” just premiered on NPR and she’s joining up with the Sargent House Tour fresh off of a full-US tour with King Buzzo of The Melvins as well as shows with her other Sargent House band Marriages and label mates Boris.
 
More news and additions for the Sargent House Fall Tour 2014 are coming soon. Tickets for all shows below will be on sale by Friday, Sept 12th.
 
SARGENT HOUSE FALL TOUR 2014 
With: TTNG & MYLETS & EMMA RUTH RUNDLE
Oct 20 - Santa Ana, CA  @ The Constellation Room
Oct 21 - Scottsdale, AZ  @ Pub Rock Live
Oct 23 - Dallas, TX  @ Club Dada
Oct 24 - Austin, TX  @ Red 7
Oct 27 - Ybor City, FL @ Crowbar
Oct 29 - Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
Oct 30 - Atlanta, GA  @ The Earl
Nov 02 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
Nov 03 - Washington, DC @ Rock N Roll Hotel
Nov 04 - New York City, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall
Nov 05 - Hamden, CT @ The Space 
Nov 06 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East (Downstairs)
Nov 07 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz (formerly Il Motore)
Nov 08 - Toronto, ON  @ Lee’s Palace
Nov 10 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks
Nov 11 - Grand Rapids, MI@ Pyramid Scheme
Nov 12 - Chicago, IL  @ Subterranean
Nov 13 - St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
Nov 14 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
Nov 15 - Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater
Nov 16 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The Shred Shed
Nov 18 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project
Nov 19 - Portland, OR @ Slabtown
Nov 20 - San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
Nov 22 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo (Early Show)
WRECK & REFERENCE ANNOUNCE SAMPLES PROJECT, PREMIERE VIDEO ON NOISEY
Spill/Fill Coming As Free Bandcamp Download on 9/15

 
 Check out a teaser video for Wreck & Reference’s 75-track / 8-minute samples project now on Noisey.  This samples album will be available via free download via Bandcamp on September 15th, 2014.
 
Spill/Fill follows the release of Wreck & Reference’s newest album Want (released in June on The Flenser) which Pitchfork said  “broadens and warps the definition of metal”.  Since the release of Want, Wreck & Reference have toured the U.S. with Deafheaven and Pallbearer, and have played one-off shows with bands like Earth, King Dude, Liturgy, White Suns, Marriages and more.
 
Wreck & Reference formed in California in 2011 by drummer Ignat Frege and instrumentalist Felix Skinner.  They released their demo Black Cassette that same year, which immediately turned heads from critics and fans alike.  The following year, Wreck & Reference released their debut full-length, Y̶o̶u̶t̶h̶, to more critical praise.  Even more dark and mysterious than its predecessor, Y̶o̶u̶t̶h̶ catapulted Wreck & Reference to the forefront of unconventional heavy music.  The band released C̶o̶n̶t̶e̶n̶t̶ EP in 2013 which was called “weirdly heavy and unnerving” by NPR, and their most recent full-length Want was released earlier this summer.  This new samples project will close out the year for Wreck & Reference and more news and tour dates will be coming soon.
 
"Bankrupt" on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQqA4nLf61s&feature=youtu.be
 

*photo by Diana Lee Zadlo
PALLBEARER SELLS OUT SHOWS ACROSS THE GLOBE, ANNOUNCES ADDITIONAL TOUR DATES IN DECEMBER
New Album Foundations Of Burden Out Now, Debuted at #85 on Billboard Top 200

 
Riding the wave of their newly released album Foundations Of Burden, Little Rock AR’s Pallbearer have announced a second leg of their North American headlining tour this Fall/Winter.  The second batch of tour dates start December 2nd and take the band out to the West Coast and back through the Midwest with Solstafir and Mortals as support.  These dates come after Pallbearer’s first string of headline shows (with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar) in October and November, which follow their current European tour as they play sold out shows alongside YOB.
 
Pallbearer’s sophomore full-length, Foundations Of Burden, was released three weeks ago via Profound Lore.   The album debuted at #85 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart its first week and was hailed as “a watermark for the genre” by Pitchfork, “an amazing achievement… timeless and immediate, and maybe even essential” by Pop Matters, and praised by countless other publications.  This new album delves even deeper into Pallbearer’s melodic contexts, adding a new and compelling dimension to music which has long since proven itself to be inexorably captivating.  
 
PALLBEARER - ON TOUR
September 10  Dortmund, DE @ FZW ^
September 11  Groningen, NL @ Vera ^
September 12  Aarhus, DK @ Atlas ^
September 13  Gothenberg, SE @ Truckstop Alaska ^
September 14  Oslo, NO @ Hostsabbat @ Betong ^
September 16  Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia  ^
September 17  Stockholm, SE @ Slakthuset ^
September 18  Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen ^
September 19  Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz ^
September 20  Wroclaw, PL @ Firlej ^
September 21  Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu ^
September 23  Prague, CZ @ Klub 007 ^
September 24  Vienna, AT @ Arena ^
September 25  Innsbruck, AT @ PMK ^
September 26  Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk ^
September 29  Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie ^
October 2 Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz3 ^
October 3  Madrid, ES @ Villamanuela ^
October 4  Porto, PT @ Amplifest ^
October 5  Erandio, ES @ Sonora ^
October 10  Athens, GR @ Kyttaro Club ^    
October 11  Antwerp, Belgium @ Desert Fest ^
October 17  Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
October 18  Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s *
October 19  Champaign, IL @ High Dive *
October 20  Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
October 21  Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
October 23  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
October 24  Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
October 25  Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
October 26  Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
October 27  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus * - SOLD OUT -
October 28  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus * - SOLD OUT -
October 29  Philadelphia, PA @ Black Box *
October 30  Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
October 31  Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
November 1  Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
November 2  Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum *
November 4  New Orleans, LA @ Siberia *
November 5  Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *  
November 7  Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 9  Dallas, TX @ Three Link * 
December 2  Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory #
December 3  Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar #
December 4  Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #
December 5  Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy #
December 6  San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar #
December 7  San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill #
December 9  Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater #
December 10  Vancouver, VC @ Biltmore #
December 11  Seattle, WA @ Barboza #
December 12  Boise, ID @ The Shredder #
December 13  Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
December 14  Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
December 16  Lawrence, KS @ The Riot Room #
December 17  Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock #
December 18  Chicago, IL @ Subterranean #
December 19  St. Louis, MO @ Firebird #
 
 
^ w/ YOB
* w/ Tombs, Vattnet Viskar
# w/ Solstafir, Mortals

STREAM THE NEW CODE ORANGE ALBUM VIA CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND

I Am King CD/LP/DL Available September 2nd from Deathwish Inc.
 
"…pummeling… breathtaking…" - Rock Sound
 
Listen to the highly anticipated new album from Pittsburgh, PA’s CODE ORANGE now on Consequence of Sound.  Titled  I Am King, this full-length album will be available on September 2nd and is available for pre-order now via Deathwish E-Storeand iTunes.
 
No Boxes. 
No Boundaries. 
No Fear. 
I Am King. 
 
I AM KING 
1. I Am King 
2. Slowburn 
4. Unclean Spirit 
5. Alone in a Room 
6. My World
7. Starve 
8. Your Body is Ready….
9. Thinners of the Herd
10. Bind You 
11. Mercy 
 
CODE ORANGE - ON TOUR
September 4  Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome 
September 6  Denver, CO @ Mutiny Information Cafe
September 7  Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
September 10  Camarillo, CA @ Rock City *
September 11  San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside *
September 12  Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theatre *
September 13  Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
September 15  Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos *
September 16  Mesa, AZ @ The Underground ^
September 17  Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks ^
September 19  Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown #
September 20  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
September 21  Austin, TX @ Red 7 #
September 23  Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem ^^
September 24  Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda ^^
September 25  Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar ^^
September 26  Birmingham, AL @ The Forge **
September 27  Nashville, TN @ The End **
September 28  Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen **
September 29  Minneapolis, MN @ Ballentine Post 246 VFW **
September 30  Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme **
October 1  Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick **
October 2  Lakewood, OH @ Foundry **
October 3  Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo ^ RECORD RELEASE SHOW
October 4  Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room ^
October 5  Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s ^
October 6  Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa ^
October 7  Cambridge, MA @ Middle East ##
October 8  Haverhill, MA @ Anchor’s Up ##
October 9  Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground ##
October 10  Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades ##
October 11  Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage ##
October 12  Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ##
 
* w/ Twitching Tongues, War Hungry
^ w/ Twitching Tongues
# w/ Nails, Twitching Tongues
^^ w/ Twitching Tongues, Blistered, Axis
** w/ Twitching Tongues, Discourse
## w/ Twitching Tongues, Soul Search
 
* photo by Kimi Hanauer
 
LISTEN TO A NEW KAYO DOT SONG ON BROOKLYN VEGAN
New Album Coffins On Io Available October 16th from The Flenser

 
Listen to the first single from Kayo Dot’s new album now on Brooklyn Vegan.  Titled “Library Subterranean”, this song appears onCoffins On Io, which will be available on October 16th from Flenser Records and is available for pre-order now.
 
Led by founding member Toby Driver (also of Secret Chiefs 3), Kayo Dot emerged in Boston, MA in 2002 from the ashes of metal group Maudlin of the Well. Since then, Driver has led Kayo Dot through several lineup changes and dramatic stylistic shifts: from traditional metal, to atmospheric, avant-garde metal; and now with their new album Coffins on Io, the bats-in-your-belfry hard rock of Sisters of Mercy meets Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, Scritti Politti and early Roxy Music.  In 2013, Kayo Dot demarcated the beginning of a sonic change by releasing their critically acclaimed conceptual double-albumHubardo. Undeniably experimental, but largely unclassifiable, Hubardo received rave reviews: SputnikMusic ranked it among their best albums of 2013, and CVLT Nation called it, “mesmerizing avant garde blackened doom,” and a “towering achievement.”
 
But when it comes to Kayo Dot, change is the only constant. And like the best pop culture chameleons of the past, Kayo Dot’s evolution is governed by an inscrutable inner-logic. Despite the accessible songwriting of Coffins on Io and the emphasis on vocal melody and electronic percussion, Kayo Dot fans will find the record’s darkness and intensity familiar and relatable.  For example: the dark wave of Coffins on Io album-track “Off-ramp Cycle” might be unrecognizable to Kayo Dot’s metal fans. “The sound is kind of like a sexy combination of Type O Negative, Peter Gabriel, Sisters of Mercy,” Driver says. But the track also encompasses the brooding menace of classic Bauhaus as well as current dark wavers Cold Cave and Crystal Stilts: artists young and old who live and die in those unknowable corners where heaviness meets delicacy and sincerity meets theatricality.
 
Elsewhere, Driver’s penchant for prog rock surfaces in the ethereal “Spirit Photography,” complete with a saxophone melody line—strikingly gentle when compared to Kayo Dot’s brutal back catalog. “Long Time Disturbance on the Miracle Mile” could be a Bryan Ferry-era Roxy Music cut, and “The Mortality of Doves” could be Eno-produced David Bowie.
 
Driver says there’s also an element of sexuality in Coffins on Io.“Basically the vibe that we’re going for here is inspired by 80s retro-future noir— Blade Runner,” Driver explains. “I wanted to make a good record to put on while you drive across the desert at night under a toxic, post-apocalyptic atmosphere,” he says, adding, “There’s a weird underlying theme of murder, shame and death.”
 
 
Coffins on Io Track Listing:
1. The Mortality of Doves
2. Offramp Cycle, Pattern 22
3. Longtime Disturbance on the Miracle Mile
5. The Assassination of Adam
6. Spirit Photography
 
 
Kayo Dot is:
Toby Driver: voice, bass, synths, electric percussion, guitars
Ron Varod: guitars
Daniel Means: saxophones, synths, electric percussion
Keith Abrams: drums, electric percussion
Tim Byrnes: rhodes on track 6, organ solo on track 1
LISTEN TO A NEW DEAFHEAVEN TRACK ON PITCHFORK
"From The Kettle Onto The Coil" Appears On Adult Swim’s Singles Series, Available 8/25
 
*photo by Max Herman for Stereogum @ Pitchfork Festival Chicago
 
Listen to the worldwide premiere Deafheaven’s new track “From The Kettle Onto The Coil” now via Pitchfork.  This track will appear on Adult Swim’s 5th Singles Series which will be available via free download on August 25th.  “From The Kettle Onto The Coil” is the first new track to surface since Deafheaven’s 2013 release Sunbather, which was the best reviewed album of 2013.  Check out a sneak peek of the band’s own artwork for “From The Kettle Onto The Coil” below and stay tuned for more release info coming soon.
 
Deafheaven recently returned from an extensive European tour where they played festivals like OFF (Poland), Way Out (Sweden), Pukkelpop (Belgium), and more, as well as club shows with Chelsea Wolfe and others.  Now, the band is gearing up for FYF Festin Los Angeles this weekend before heading out for even more North American shows in September.  Deafheaven is scheduled to appear at Basilica Festival in Hudson, NY,  Downtown Festival in Minneapolis,  Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, Pygmalion Festival in Central Illinois, and Via Festival in Pittsburgh.  Deafheaven will play club shows with Indian Handcrafts and No Joy in between festivals, which also includes Deafheaven’s first pair of headline shows in Canada.  Their extensive tour schedule continues into October for Corona Capital (Deafheaven’s first ever appearance in Mexico) and Fun Fun Fun Fest in November.
 
 
"From The Kettle Onto The Coil" 
Artwork By Jesse Draxler
 
 
 
DEAFHEAVEN - ON TOUR
August 24  Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
September 13  Hudson, NY @ Basilica Sound Scape 14
September 14  Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
September 16  Hamden, CT @ Ballroom at the Outer Space #
September 17  Pawtucket, RI @ The Met Cafe #
September 18  Buffalo, NY @ Traff Music Hall #
September 19  Toronto, ON @ Opera House #
September 20  Montreal, QC @ Il Motore #
September 21  Burlington, VT @ Showcase Lounge #^
September 23  Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #^
September 24  Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #^
September 26  Minneapolis, MN @ Downtown Festival @ Skyway Theater
September 27  Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
September 28  Urbana, IL @ Pygmalion Music Festival
October 1  Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
October 2  Pittsburgh, PA @ Via Festival
October 3  Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
October 11-12  Mexico City, Mexico @ Corona Capital Festival
November 9  Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
 
# w/ No Joy, Indian Handcrafts
#^ w/ No Joy
PALLBEARER’S FOUNDATIONS OF BURDEN OFFICIALLY AVAILABLE TODAY
European Tour Supporting YOB Starts 9/3; North American Tour Starts 10/17
 
Foundations finds a band firing on all cylinders, and surpassing what seemed like a watermark for the genre… the music here is timeless.” - Pitchfork
"pushes their melodic, expansive, higher-than-the-sun sound way beyond its logical conclusions" - Stereogum
"…an amazing achievement… timeless and immediate, and maybe even essential." - Pop Matters
"Modern metal doesn’t get much better than this." - Consequence Of Sound
 
Pallbearer’s highly anticipated sophomore release, Foundations Of Burden, is officially available today via Profound Lore.   The band’s record release show will happen this coming Friday in Little Rock, AR at the Rev Room, shortly before they depart for their European run supporting YOB in September and October.  Pallbearer will kick off their U.S. headlining tour in support of Foundations Of Burden on October 17th with Tombs and Vattnet Viskar in tow, which will span through the first part of November.  Check out their full routing below as they tour the globe in support of “one of the year’s best and most magnetic albums” (Wondering Sound).
 
Formed in 2008 by Joseph D. Rowland (bass) and Brett Campbell (vocals/guitars), Pallbearer grew from the fertile underground metal scene of Little Rock, AR.  A year after their formation, the band released their first three-song demo (with guitarist Devin Holt), which garnered well-deserved attention.  Pallbearer went on to release Sorrow & Extinction in early 2012 on well-respected Canadian indie label Profound Lore, and instantly made waves among listeners and critics who found the band’s compositional paradox of vulnerability and might unparalleled in the metal world.  Sorrow & Extinction proved to be an unequivocal masterpiece in any genre of music and compelled Pallbearer to reach even further creatively for what would come next.
 
In February of 2014, Pallbearer headed to Portland, OR (with drummer Mark Lierly) to Type Foundry Studio with legendary producer/engineer Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Melvins, Sleep, Swans) to lay down six tracks that would become Foundations Of Burden.  This new album delves even deeper into Pallbearer’s melodic contexts, which adds a new and compelling dimension to music which has long since proven itself to be inexorably captivating; if Sorrow and Extinction created massive waves in the metal scene, Foundations Of Burden will create the stuff of legends.  
 
 
PALLBEARER - ON TOUR
August 22  Little Rock, AR @ Rev Room *record release show*
September 3  Utrecht, NL @ Tivoli de helling ^
September 4  Bristol, UK @ The Fleece ^
September 5  Manchester, UK @ Roadhouse ^
September 6  Glasgow, UK @ Audio ^
September 7  Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club ^
September 8  London, UK @ The Underworld ^
September 10  Dortmund, DE @ FZW ^
September 11  Groningen, NL @ Vera ^
September 12  Aarhus, DK @ Atlas ^
September 13  Gothenberg, SE @ Truckstop Alaska ^
September 14  Oslo, NO @ Hostsabbat @ Betong ^
September 16  Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia  ^
September 17  Stockholm, SE @ Slakthuset ^
September 18  Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen ^
September 19  Leipzig, DE @ UT Connewitz ^
September 20  Wroclaw, PL @ Firlej ^
September 21  Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu ^
September 23  Prague, CZ @ Klub 007 ^
September 24  Vienna, AT @ Arena ^
September 25  Innsbruck, AT @ PMK ^
September 26  Winterthur, CH @ Gaswerk ^
September 29  Lausanne, CH @ Le Romandie ^
October 2 Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz3 ^
October 3  Madrid, ES @ Villamanuela ^
October 4  Porto, PT @ Amplifest ^
October 5  Erandio, ES @ Sonora ^
October 10  Athens, GR @ Kyttaro Club ^    
October 11  Antwerp, Belgium @ Desert Fest ^
October 17  Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
October  18  Lexington, KY @ Cosmic Charlie’s *
October 19  Champaign, IL @ High Dive *
October 20  Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
October 21  Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick *
October 23  Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop *
October 24  Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
October 25  Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
October 26  Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
October 27  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus * - SOLD OUT -
October 28  Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus *
October 29  Philadelphia, PA @ Black Box *
October 30  Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery *
October 31  Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
November 1  Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
November 2  Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum *
November 4  New Orleans, LA @ Siberia *
November 5  Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s Downstairs *  
November 7  Austin, TX @ Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 9  Dallas, TX @ Three Link * 
 
* w/ Tombs, Vattnet Viskar
^ w/ YOB
 
Foundations Of Burden Track Listing:
1. Worlds Apart
2. Foundations
3. Watcher In The Dark
4. The Ghost I Used To Be
5. Ashes
6. Vanished
 
 
 
 *photo by Diana Lee Zadlo 
NPR PREMIERES EMMA RUTH RUNDLE “ARMS I KNOW SO WELL” VIDEO
Song Appears on Some Heavy Ocean, Available Now from Sargent House 
"…a sort of old-souled wisdom, conjuring the vastness of a sea." - Pitchfork
 
Emma Ruth Rundle released her debut solo album Some Heavy Ocean earlier this summer on Sargent House to great critical acclaim.  The AV Club called it “stunning”, while Stereogum called it “intense, hypnotic folk”.  Today, NPR has premiered the first music video from the album.  Titled “Arms I Know So Well”, this video was directed by Tom McMahan and is a conceptual study of isolation and searching for familiarity, shooting in situations highlighting the solitude that is living alone with oneself.  Watch Emma Ruth Rundle’s video for “Arms I Know So Well” now via NPR Music.
 
In support of Some Heavy Ocean, Emma Ruth Rundle just recently completed a full U.S. tour supporting King Buzzo of the Melvins and now she’s out on the road with her band Marriages as they support label mates Boris on their West Coast tour.  Check out Marriages’ full tour routing below.
 
Emma Ruth Rundle got her start in 2007 and the following year, she was drafted into the monolithic post-rock supergroup Red Sparowes.  Touring the world playing the Sparowes’ epic brand of instrumental heaviosity sparked a fruitful musical connection with fellow Sparowes guitarist Greg Burns.  When that band commenced a well-deserved hiatus in 2011, she and Burns (on the invitation of Russian Circles), instigated a new group, Marriages, who released a stunning debut mini-album, Kitsune.  Meanwhile, Rundle and friends as The Nocturnes reconvened briefly in 2011, issuing a full-length album, Aokigahara, while solo she recorded an album of experimental guitar compositions.  What followed was a “dark, difficult time”, marked by family problems and personal struggles which, though exhausting emotionally, also incubated Rundle’s conviction to use their inherent misery as fuel for expression.  And with that, in May of 2014 Some Heavy Ocean was born.  
 
EMMA RUTH RUNDLE IN MARRIAGES – ON TOUR
Aug 16 -  Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile  # ^
Aug 17 -  Vancouver, BC @ Rickshaw Theatre # ^
Aug 18 -  Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge # ^
Aug 20 -  San Francisco, CA @ The Independent #
Aug 21 -  Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium #
Aug 22 -  San Luis Obispo @ SLO Brew #
 
# w/ Boris
^ w/ Master Musicians of Bukkake 
 
Some Heavy Ocean Track Listing:
1.  Some Heavy Ocean
2.  Shadows of My Name
3.  Your Card the Sun
4.  Run Forever
5.  Haunted Houses
6.  Arms I Know So Well
7.  Oh Sarah
8.  Savage Saint
9.  We Are All Ghosts
10.  Living With The Black Dog
 
Emma Ruth Rundle Press Assets.
 
Emma Ruth Rundle / Sargent House.
 
Order Some Heavy Ocean from iTunes and Hello Merch.
 
WATCH COLISEUM’S NEW MUSIC VIDEO ON BROOKLYN VEGAN
Coliseum’s Deluxe Reissue Available August 19 from Deathwish Inc.
 
"one of the most interesting, least compromising hardcore bands of the 21st century" - A.V. Club
 
Watch the brand new music video for “Detached”, directed by Joe Watson, now on BrooklynVegan.com.  This track appears on Coliseum’s forthcoming Deluxe Reissue: A twenty song collection featuring their classic self titled debut album (out of print since 2006) paired with eight essential bonus tracks from their primordial years. Originally recorded by Jason Loewenstein of Sebadoh and now fully remixed by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust, the release also features new deluxe packaging, insightful liner notes, and cover artwork by John Baizley of Baroness.  The album is also streaming in its entirety over at AV Club.com.
 
Founded by Louisville musician Ryan Patterson and including Kayhan Vaziri and Carter Wilson, power trio Coliseum have grown to become one of today’s quintessential contemporary punk bands. Coliseum successfully melds progressive musicianship, hardcore fervor, and vital social awareness into one constantly evolving artistic vision.   Over the last decade Coliseum have released music on a host of labels including; Temporary Residence, Relapse, Level Plane, Auxiliary (Ryan’s own label), and even Deathwish (“True Quiet / Last Wave” 2009).  And now, 2014 brings Coliseum and Deathwish together again as their permanent label home.  Look for the Deluxe Reissue August 19th and stay tuned for more Coliseum/Deathwish news and releases coming soon.
 
 COLISEUM DELUXE REISSUE TRACK LISTING:
1. Detached
2. Children Of Our Own Creation
3. Hostage Of Privilege
4. Burn Out Bright
5. F.F.P.
6. In Time
7. This Mind Locked Inside This Body
8. Mire
9. Claim Control
10. Give Up And Drive
11. Pretty Situation
12. The Simple Answer Is
13. No Salvation
14. Born To Hang
15. I Don’t Care About
16. Judy Is A Punk
17. Detached (Demo)
18. This Mind (Demo)
19. In Time (Demo)
20. Pretty Situation (Demo)
 
COLISEUM Tour Dates:
8/16/14 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
8/17/14 - Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme
8/18/14 -  Hamilton, ON @ Doors Pub
8/19/14 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar w/ Burning Love
8/20/14 - Detroit, MI @ PJ’s Lager House
11/2/14 - Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
TOUCHE AMORE ANNOUNCES ‘LIVE ON BBC RADIO ONE: VOL. 2’ 
Coming September 30th on 7”EP & Digital Formats from Deathwish Inc.

"an excellent band continuing to be excellent" - Pitchfork

 
Since their inception, Touche Amore have been touring relentlessly, playing their brand of emotional hardcore/punk everywhere from dingy basements to sprawling arenas. While traveling in the UK in 2013, they were invited to record at the legendary BBC Studios for “The Punk Show” with host Mike Davies for a second time (the band released their “Live on BBC Radio 1 Vol .1 in 2012 on Deathwish). Again, Touche Amore worked with acclaimed engineer Simon Askew (Pulp, PJ Harvey, Foo Fighters) and assistant Phil Deacon during a half day of recording. 
 
Touche Amore “Live on BBC Radio 1” Vol. 2 offers heartfelt renditions of recent “Is Survived By” anthems “Just Exist”, “Harbor”, and “Non Fiction”, as well as “Gravity, Metaphorically”, originally on their split w/ Pianos Become The Teeth. 
 
Also on September 30th, Touche Amore will re-press the TA/Title Fight split 7” EP on Secret Voice Records.  This EP was originally released via Sealegs as a Record Store Day 2013 exclusive, and features Touche Amore covering Title Fight’s “Crescent-Shaped Depression” while Title Fight covers Touche Amore’s “Face Ghost”.  
 
Pre-order info and more Touche Amore news coming soon.
 
TOUCHE AMORE - LIVE ON BBC RADIO 1: VOL. 2 TRACK LISTING:
01. Just Exist (BBC Live Version)
02. Gravity, Metaphorically (BBC Live Version)
03. Harbor (BBC Live Version)
04. Non Fiction (BBC Live Version)
 
TOUCHE AMORE - ON TOUR NOW
08/15: Leipzig, Germany @ Highfield Festival 
08/16: Hasselt, Belgium @ Pukkelpop Festival 
08/18: St. Petersburg, RU @ Waiting Room 
08/19: Moscow, RU @ Plan B 
08/21: London, England @ Scala w/ La Dispute
08/22: Reading, England @ Reading Festival 
08/23: Leeds, England @ Leeds Festival 
09/09: St. Paul, MN @ Myth w/ Rise Against, Radkey
09/11: Chicago, IL @ Aragon Ballroom 
09/16: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern 
09/17: Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern 
09/18: La Jolla, CA @ RIMAC Arena w/ Rise Against, Radkey
09/19: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater w/ Rise Against, Radkey
09/22: Kansas City, MO @ Uptown Theater w/ Rise Against, Radkey
09/23: St. Louis, MI @ The Pageant w/ Rise Against, Radkey
09/25: Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavillion w/ Rise Against, Radkey
09/26: New York City, NY @ Best Buy Theater w/ Rise Against, Radkey
09/27: Hamden, CT @ The Space 
09/29: Boston, MA @ House of Blues w/ Rise Against, Radkey
09/30: Montclair, NJ @ The Wellmont Theatre w/ Rise Against, Radkey
10/01: Upper Darby, PA @ Tower Theatre w/ Rise Against, Radkey
10/03: Atlanta, GA @ The Tabernacle w/ Rise Against, Radkey
10/04: Orlando, FL @ House of Blues w/ Rise Against, Radkey
10/05: St. Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Live w/ Rise Against, Radkey
10/11: São Paulo, Brazil @ Clash Club 
10/23: Nagoya, Japan @ Club Upset 
10/24: Osaka, Japan @ Pangea 
10/26: Tokyo, Japan @ Unit
 
CODE ORANGE PREMIERE NEW VIDEO ON FANGORIA.COM
"Dreams Of Inertia" Video Directed by Max Moore; Track Appears on I Am King LP

Watch Code Orange’s new video for “Dreams Of Inertia” now exclusively via FANGORIA.  This track appears on the band’s forthcoming new album, I Am King, which is set for a September 2nd release via Deathwish Inc. 

 
I Am King was recorded at God City Studios with Kurt Ballou.  Title track “I Am King” shifts from heavy to hard to define through the use of unorthodox guitar work and percussion with chaotic structure.  While songs “Dreams In Inertia”, “Starve”, and “Bind You” all wear an art-rock crown while claiming a metallic throne.  It’s not just melodius experimentation, though; “Unclean Spirit”, “My World” and “Thinners of the Herd” show Code Orange re-imagining what aggressive music can be.
 
"Be no longer hopeless mission 
For everything or none at all
See the world with code orange vision 
Carve the words into your skull.”
 
I AM KING 
1. I Am King 
2. Slowburn 
4. Unclean Spirit 
5. Alone in a Room 
7. Starve 
8. Your Body is Ready….
9. Thinners of the Herd
10. Bind You 
11. Mercy 
 
Pre-order now from DEATHWISH INC.
 
CODE ORANGE - ON TOUR
September 4  Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome 
September 6  Denver, CO @ Mutiny Information Cafe
September 7  Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
September 10  Camarillo, CA @ Rock City *
September 11  San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside *
September 12  Portland, OR @ Alhambra Theatre *
September 13  Seattle, WA @ Vera Project *
September 15  Los Angeles, CA @ Los Globos *
September 16  Mesa, AZ @ The Underground ^
September 17  Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks ^
September 19  Houston, TX @ Walter’s Downtown #
September 20  Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
September 21  Austin, TX @ Red 7 #
September 23  Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem ^^
September 24  Lake Worth, FL @ Propaganda ^^
September 25  Jacksonville, FL @ Burro Bar ^^
September 26  Birmingham, AL @ The Forge **
September 27  Nashville, TN @ The End **
September 28  Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen **
September 29  Minneapolis, MN @ Ballentine Post 246 VFW **
September 30  Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme **
October 1  Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick **
October 2  Lakewood, OH @ Foundry **
October 3  Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo ^ RECORD RELEASE SHOW
October 4  Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room ^
October 5  Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s ^
October 6  Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa ^
October 7  Cambridge, MA @ Middle East ##
October 8  Haverhill, MA @ Anchor’s Up ##
October 9  Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground ##
October 10  Brooklyn, NY @ Palisades ##
October 11  Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage ##
October 12  Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ##
 
* w/ Twitching Tongues, War Hungry
^ w/ Twitching Tongues
# w/ Nails, Twitching Tongues
^^ w/ Twitching Tongues, Blistered, Axis
** w/ Twitching Tongues, Discourse
## w/ Twitching Tongues, Soul Search
NOISEY STREAMS NEW PUNCH ALBUM, ‘THEY DON’T HAVE TO BELIEVE’
Coming August 19th from Deathwish Inc.

"Speedy and fist-raisingly badass instrumentation… They Don’t Have to Believe has that for days.” - Noisey

 
Punch is a socially conscious hardcore band from San Francisco, CA.  They carry a recognizably fast, heavy sound with pulverizing breakdowns, intelligent song structures and absolutely plastering vocals.  Their debut EP, Eyeless (2008), Self-Titled LP (2009) and second LP Push Pull (2010) were joint releases on record labels 625 Thrashcore and Discos Huelga.  Their 2011 EP Nothing Lasts was released by a partnership of 625 Thrash, Discos Huelga, and Deathwish Inc.
 
Now, Punch will release their new album They Don’t Have To Believe on Deathwish Inc. on August 19th.  They Don’t Have To Believe was recorded by Jack Shirley at Atomic Garden Studios (Deafheaven, Joyce Manor, etc.) and is a monster of an album.  Fifteen songs that blur the lines of hardcore and grind; all of them personal, political, and uniquely unapologetic, buzzing with an electricity that is rare to experience in today’s world of heavy music.  No polish - just pure rage.
 
They Don’t Have To Believe is now streaming in its entirety now via Noisey - give it a listen now and pre-order from the Deathwish E-Store.
 
 
PUNCH - ON TOUR
September 7th- Brooklyn- @ Death by Audio 
September 8th- Boston @ Cuisine En Local
September 9th- New Brunswick @ Circuit City
September 10th- Philly @ The Golden Tea House
September 11th- Pittsburg @ Certain Death 
September 12th- Chicago @ Ex-Mt. Happy
September 14th- Richmond @ Strange Matter
September 15th- DC @ The Rocketship
September 18th- Oakland @ 1234 Go!  *Record Release show*
September 19th- Oakland @ 1234 Go!  *Record Release show*
 
PUNCH - THEY DON’T HAVE TO BELIEVE TRACK LISTING:
1. Worth More Than Your Opinion
2. They Don’t Have To Believe…
3. Personal Space
4. Denial
5. Shame
6. Promises Kept
7. Making Room
8. Missing Piece
9. Not Sorry
10. What’s In A Name
11. Anxiety
12. Self Help
13. Waiting Game
14. Displacement
15. Unconditional