Author: Dom Vigil

Dallas, TX’s Crown The Empire had a major first week with the release of their sophomore Rise Records effort, The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways.With the help of their loyal fans dubbed “Runaways”, the album landed at #7 on Billboard’s Top 200 and took the #1 slot on the Rock, Hard Music and Independent charts. The LP also came in at #5 on the Digital charts.Produced by Dan Korneff (Pierce The Veil, Paramore), mixed by Kris Crummet (ISSUES, A Lot Like Birds) and mastered by Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Of Mice & Men), The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways is the follow up…

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The new documentary film, BEYOND THERE, which was directed by Michael Raines, documents the Album Leaf’s first ever tour of China and other parts of Asia. You can watch the trailer for the doc here. The film is available today via iTunes, and will be available via Netflix and Amazon in the near future.Filmed during their last international tour, acclaimed indie band The Album Leaf treks across Asia in a final attempt to gain traction in the changing landscape of music distribution. BEYOND THERE features stunning live performances and a rarely seen, intimate glimpse at the anti-rockstar side of a band on the precipice of…

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San Francisco pop punk trio Terry Malts announce a new 7″ on Slumberland Records entitled the ‘Insides EP.’ The release will follow up their 2013 sophomore LP ‘Nobody Realizes This Is Nowhere.’ Hear the first track on the forthcoming EP “Let You In” on Noisey. Tour Dates: 08/22 Portland, OR – Bunk Bar **08/23 Seattle, WA – Barboza **08/25 Bellingham, WA – The Shakedown **08/27 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar Music Hall **08/28 Los Angeles, CA – Los Globos **08/30 San Diego, CA – Awesomefest** with Girl Tears

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NY dark pop trio LIVING DAYS’ latest offering is a remix of their single “Thrill Anybody?”by electronic music duo MNDR. Stream the remix over at SPIN. Listen to the original track on SoundCloud and check out the official music video on YouTube. Tour Dates: 08/20 Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool *08/29 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands #* = w/ Midnight Masses# = w/ The Great Void

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Singer-songwriter David Rosales has teamed up with The Boot to premiere his new video “Too Young to Know Better” today! “Too Young to Know Better” is the visual counterpart to a track that originally released off of Rosales’ EPAlong The Way onJune 17th. Reminiscent of artists such as Ryan Adams, Amos Lee, and Brett Dennen, Rosales shakes things up with a broad sonic palate rooted in American folk, blues and country. Watch “Too Young to Know Better” on The Boot, here: http://bit.ly/1qNuX7f.Rosales’ sophomore solo EP, Along the Way, was recorded with the help of NightOwl Recorders’ producing partners, musicians and friends, Matt Grundy & Paul Clark (Donavon Frankenreiter). The EP begins with…

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LA duo Vow are premiering a cover of Lana Del Rey’s “Pretty When You Cry” on Clash Music.Vow’s “Make Me Yours” EP will be released on August 12 via The Native Sound. To pre-order on iTunes click here. To pre-order the EP on vinyl clickhere.Consisting of vocalist Julia Blake, and instrumentalist Andrew Thomas, Vowhave been known to dance along the genre lines of synth-pop, dream-pop, dark wave and post punk. Driven by drum machines and rich bass lines, Julia’s soulful, and melodic alto vocals ooze on top of the analog pulsing synths and dreamy pads.The EP finds the band transitioning from the darker textures of their debut,…

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Ridgewood, NJ’s Prawn are streaming a new song titled “First as Tragedy, Second as Farce” on Topshelf Records’ website.The track appears on the band’s forthcoming LP, Kingfisher, out August 12.Prawn spent the early part of this month playing select dates with Into It, Over It and will wrap up their run with The Hotelier and Foxing next week. On September 16 the band embarks on the first ever Topshelf Records Tour, along with label mates A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Diamond Youth and Field Mouse.Pre-order Prawn’s Kingfisher on iTunes or on the Topshelf records website.Tour Dates:7/30/2014 Montreal Il Motore w/ Foxing and The Hotelier7/31/2014 New Britian, CT Pulaski Club w/…

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“I think that it’s human nature to want to help those in need,” says Anthony Raneri of Hopeless recording artists BAYSIDE. “We are lucky enough to have a platform that we can use to help.” It is with this platform that Bayside are happy to join forces with Equality Rocks and Human Rights Campaign (http://www.hrc.org), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality, and present the “Bayside Pride” t-shirt. A portion of the profits garnered from the sales of these t-shirts will be donated to HRC to aid in their fight to attain equality.”Bayside is not only adding their unique punk rock voice…

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Derek Archambault (Defeater, Alcoa) is in the midst of a crowd funding effort to raise money for a much needed hip replacement surgery. While almost 75% of the money needed to fund the surgery has been raised, the goal is still far from reached. Along with knowing you are helping someone get back on his feet, both literally and figuratively, and get back to what they love, by donating you also get something in return. Archambault has recorded four cover songs and a new version of a fan favorite on his Thank You EP. People have been donating blindly without hearing much from…

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Titans of metal August Burns Red have released a new video for their song “Beauty In Tragedy” today. The band’s newest single can be found on their latest record, Rescue & Restore, which is available everywhere now, including digitally at iTunesand a limited edition Deluxe LP Box Set from Solid State.Shot over a week of shows in the UK, including Manchester, Cardiff, Bristol, Portsmouth, London, Brighton and Colchester, this past February, the new video for “Beauty In Tragedy” is a furious frenzy of circle pits and break-neck mosh pits. Night after night ABR slayed the crowds with a powerful dose of the heaviest guitar riffs, ripping solos…

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