Author: Dom Vigil

French Exit have released a song titled “It’s Not, I’m Not” through their Bandcamp page as a “Name Your Price” download. The track was originally slated to be included on a compilation. Vocalist/guitarist Tim Stasica elaborates:”We wrote this song right after we finished our LP. We recorded it along with our covers EP in our drummer’s garage, and it was supposed to be on a 4-way split that still hasn’t materialized. Since we’ve been playing it live occasionally for a few months, we wanted to just get it out there to kind of clear the slate for more new stuff!”French Exit released their full-length Guts…

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Plug In Stereo has announced a September 2 release for a new 10 track, self-titled album, the final release before retiring the project and moving on to a new solo project.Plug In Stereo mastermind/multi-instrumentalist Trevor Dahl explains:This album explores just about everything in my life that has happened since I started Plug In Stereo. I wrote “Better Off Alone” when leaving high school, I wrote “Give It Up” when my girlfriend and I broke up, I wrote “Hey There Little Bird” when I felt like giving up, etc, So the album is really going to let people know more about my personal life.…

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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 3. Dreams in Inertia 4. Unclean Spirit 5. Alone in a Room 6. My World7. Starve 8. Your Body is Ready….9. Thinners of the Herd10. Bind You 11. Mercy CODE ORANGE – ON TOURSeptember 4 Indianapolis, IN @ Hoosier Dome September 6 Denver, CO @ Mutiny Information CafeSeptember 7 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby CourtSeptember 10 Camarillo, CA @ Rock City *September 11 San Francisco, CA @…

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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…

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Following a summer spent on the entirety of the Vans Warped Tour, Nick Santino is showing no signs of slowing down. His next run will be across the UK and into Europe (his first time as a solo artist) followed immediately by a headlining run back home on American soil. The Long & Winding Roadshow heads out across the US and into Canada this November, with stops in many of the major cities along the way. The acoustic tour, headlined by Nick Santino features support from This Century, Brian Marquis, Austin Gibbs, William Beckett, and other special guests yet to be announced. No stranger to the road, Santino will…

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*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…

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InVogue Records is proud to welcome Michigan based The Bad Chapter featuring Phil Druyor (Ex-Attack! Attack! / I Am Abomination). The band is entering the studio September 6th with producer Nick Ingram (Before Their Eyes, City Lights, Front Porch Step) to record their debut full length album that is due out this winter. The band will be playing a show right before entering the studio on September 5th in Pontiac, MI.

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Photo: Ron Haviv/VII | Art: Kazoo Studios Quirky singer-songwriter, Tamar Haviv has teamed up with Culture Collide to premiere her new video,”The Good Has Won” today! “The Good Has Won” features Damien Echols, renowned author and one of the West Memphis Three who spent more than 18 years on death row for a crime he did not commit. Now living in NYC, Echols celebrates the message of “The Good Has Won” alongside Tamar in this inspirational new video. Watch “The Good Has Won” on Culture Collide, here: http://bit.ly/1pHhZIV or below!”The Good Has Won” originally released off of Tamar’s debut album You and Me Without Pajamas, which came out on July…

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On August 26th, THE WHITE BUFFALO will make his late night TV performance debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live, in support of his latest albumShadows, Greys, and Evil Ways (Unison Music Group). NPR All Songs Considered has called songwriter Jake Smith “an amazing storyteller” and the album traces the life story of Joey White, a small town outsider who goes to war and returns home only to find more violence as he struggles to readjust to a life away from the front lines and reconcile with the girl he left behind. The album (released in September of 2013) debuted in the Top 10 on Billboard’s New Artist Chart and has spawned multiple singles and placements…

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Matt MacKelcan From Where I Stand

Review by Shannon Shumaker While it took a couple of songs for me to really fall in love with Matt MacKelcan’s From Where I Stand, this album is definitely worth a listen. Every track on From Where I Stand is soft and simple and very easy to listen to, making it a perfect album to listen to on warm summer afternoons, spending the day at the lake or taking a drive through the mountains. It’s honestly just happy music – a perfect blend of indie, rock and country that will leave you wanting more. One thing that really stood out…

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