|| PITY SEX RELEASE “WIND UP” MUSIC VIDEO! ||—
TIGERS JAW UK TOUR VIDEO
The band will be releasing a new album via Run For Cover Records. More news is expected to be released on Twitter about the band and upcoming tour. Stay posted!—
09/20 @ Bottom Of The Hill – San Francisco, CA
09/21 @ Hawthorne Theater – Portland, OR
09/22 @ El Corazon – Seattle, WA
09/24 @ In The Venue – Salt Lake City, UT
09/25 @ Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
09/27 @ The Firebird – St. Louis, MO
09/28 @ Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL
09/29 @ Peabody’s Downunder – Cleveland, OH
09/30 @ The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI
10/01 @ Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
10/02 @ Empire – West Springfield, VA
10/04 @ Upstairs @ The Palladium – Worcester, MA
10/05 @ The Note – West Chester, PA
10/06 @ Highline Ballroom – New York, NY
10/08 @ Kingdom – Richmond, VA
10/09 @ Greene Street Music Hall – Greensboro, NC
10/10 @ The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
10/11 @ Jack Rabbits – Jacksonville, FL
10/12 @ The Social – Orlando, FL
10/13 @ The Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL
10/15 @ Warehouse Live – Houston, TX
10/16 @ Red 7 – Austin, TX
10/17 @ Trees – Dallas, TX
10/18 @ La Vivid Grenada – El Paso, TX
10/19 @ The Rock – Tucson, AZ
10/20 @ Pub Rock – Scottsdale, AZ
10/22 @ Roxy Theatre – West Hollywood, CA
10/24 @ Soma Sidestage – San Diego, CA
10/25 @ The Glass House – Pomona, CA
10/26 @ Ace of Spades – Sacramento, CA
TWITCHING TONGUES - IN LOVE THERE IS NO LAW
Twitching Tongues releases new song from their upcoming album “In Love There Is No Law” the new album will be available in August.
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Taking Back Sunday
wsg: Polar Bear Club & Transit
Fall 2013 tour (all shows with Polar Bear Club and Transit unless noted)
10/11 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
10/12 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
10/13 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
10/14 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
10/16 Pittsburg, PA Stage AE
10/17 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/18 Covington, KY Madison Theater
10/19 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
10/20 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
10/22 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/23 Omaha, NE Sokol Upstairs
10/25 Melbourne, FL FIT Homecoming 2013 / Downtown - Free Show (Support TBA)
10/26 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Hall
10/27 Birmingham, AL Iron City
10/29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
10/30 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
10/31 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11/1 Louisville, KY Expo Five
11/2 Myrtle Beach, SC HOB (with The Maine, Anberlin and Polar Bear Club)
11/3 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore (with Anberlin, The Maine and Transit)
11/5 Norfolk, VA The Norva
11/6 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
11/7 Long Island, NY The Emporium
NEW MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE!
Valour - “Triumphs”
My good friends from the UK just released their debut single “Triumphs”
Please please please support this band and “like” their Facebook page and stay tuned to what this band has to offer in the future.
MGMT RELEASES NEW VIDEO FOR “YOUR LIFE IS A LIE”
The band’s new self-titled album is scheduled to be released on September 17th.
THE WONDER YEARS ALBUM REVIEWS
by: Ashley Rivera
When you think of a small suburban town in Philadelphia, you might not think of a talented band named The Wonder Years unless you’ve been with them since the release of their wildly popular sophomore album curiously named “The Upsides.” Being a seasoned fan of The Wonder Years since the release of their newest album, “Suburbia, I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing,” it’s safe to say that this album was a far jump from any of their previous work. With the release of “Suburbia,” The Wonder Years have made the change from another pop punk band to a truly full-fledged band practically made to sing the albums of anthems for thousands of teenagers.
The Wonder Years started off as a group of guys just messing around, writing songs about everything from girls to zombies and ninjas. Now, the band has toured worldwide as both a headliner (on the recent US Glamour Kills tour) and a supporting act for iconic punk bands such as New Found Glory, Good Charlotte, Saves the Day, and Four Year Strong. With this sort of success, one might wonder if the band itself has changed over time. The answer is that they haven’t, and probably never will.
It was one fateful day in a summer that the guys from The Wonder Years decided to hole themselves up for the rest of the summer in a friend’s basement and write what is now known as “The Upsides.” With “The Upsides” came the anthems for hopeless known as “My Last Semester” and “Logan Circle.” With the unforgettable “I’m not sad anymore, I’m just tired of this place” defining almost their whole idea as a band of remaining tough despite life’s obstacles, it’s unsurprising that The Wonder Years had big expectations to live up to for “Suburbia”, expectations that they did not fail to meet by any means.
"Suburbia, I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing" is an album that is everything an album about a suburban town is supposed to be. With the amazing, positive tracks like "Came Out Swinging", "My Life As a Pigeon", and "Local Man Ruins Everything" spouting out the inspiring lyrics that are the core of this album ("It’s not about forcing happiness/It’s about not letting sadness win"). These songs, mixed in with surprisingly melancholy tunes such as "Summers In PA", "Coffee Eyes", and "And Now I’m Nothing", "Suburbia" can very much be considered a maturer version of "The Upsides." Going beyond complaining about high school and poser douchebags, "Suburbia" describes the real struggle with life beyond what was placed in front of us growing up, discussing issues such as religion, depression, and insecurity.
One of the most controversial tracks off of “Suburbia” is “I Won’t Say the Lord’s Prayer.” Many people say that it is almost inappropriate the way The Wonder Years portrayed their views on religion as a whole (“You’ll stop progress if it contradicts what you’re told to believe”). I personally the song is a brave feat on the band’s behalf, the honest lyrics truly showing that they’re completely unafraid of what people have to say about them (“If we’re all just Christians or lions/I think I’d rather be on the side with sharper teeth”), something that is becoming rarer and rarer to see in this industry where many crumble under other’s expectations. The Wonder Years don’t go about being ignorant with their statements, going so far as to having their lead vocalist and main lyricist, Dan “Soupy” Campbell defend the song with the honest statement, “We get onstage and say “F*ck homophobia” and “F*ck racism,” but we don’t say, “Religion is stupid and you shouldn’t believe.”
With this sort of mentality, it’s hard not to respect The Wonder Years not only as a band, but as individuals. With such a new, refreshing approach to evoking a reaction from our generation’s youth, they bring a lot more to the table than many other artists do. As heard in “Hoodie Weather,” The Wonder Years have seemed to grasp the concept of growing up and not being totally confident about where you’re going quite gracefully (“Growing up means/Watching my heroes turn human in front of me”). As a band with nothing but a positive message for dealing with life’s woes, The Wonder Years are a band to envy for their success and ability to connect to all people.
"Suburbia, I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Nothing" may very well be considered one of the greatest albums ever made. With their constant touring, The Wonder Years intend to return with a vengeance for their new album soon, and I’m sure it will do nothing but impress. All their success was certainly well earned at this point.—
Abandon all Life - Nails
This is one of the heaviest albums I’ve heard this year. It swept over me like a raging, unrelenting river. The album is filled with blast beats, breakdowns, and incredibly dissonant guitars. Everything is fast, loud, and heavy, but there’s certainly nothing wrong with that, and in fact is exactly what I want in my grindcore. In all honesty I have no idea what any of the album is about and I only know one lyric throughout the album “fucking shit.” My favorite song on the album has to be Wide Open Wound, which is one of their longer songs and features one of the most brutal and invigorating riffs. I love this album for the consistency and riff work, and rate it among the top metal/hardcore albums for the year.