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October 5, 2015

by Rob Sperry-Fromm


Atlanta hardcore band Foundation have been around for almost a decade, with one proper full length and a handful of EPs to their name. Back in April, they announced they'd be breaking up after some final shows, which included festivals such as This Is Hardcore, Wrecking Ball, and the upcoming Not Dead Yet. At Wrecking Ball they also squeezed in an after party with Title Fight, at which both bands reportedly crushed.

Now they're saying their final show will be in their hometown on April 30, 2016, and they've announced tour plans leading up to that. There's no NYC show, but if you live here and want to see them before they call it quits, you can catch the nearby Long island gig on December 11 at a TBA venue with King Nine and Criminal Instinct. All dates are listed below.

They also revealed that before they split, they're putting out one last EP, Turncoat, on Halloween. Its lead single is called "Failure Breeds Failure," and its pretty awesome, a ripping, riff-heavy slab of metallic hardcore fury. It features guest vocals by Anderson Bradshaw (The Promise/Another Victim/Terrible Mistakes Podcast), and you can stream it below.

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Venom Inc Necrophagia

While Cronos still leads his version of Venom, who will play FFF 2015 (their only US show of the year) and MDF 2016, fellow "classic era" members Mantas and Abaddon now have their own version of the band called Venom Inc.. That band have announced they will tour North America this fall with death metal pioneers Necrophagia.

The tour will stop in NYC for a show at The Marlin Room at Webster Hall on November 14. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon.

All dates are listed, with recent live videos from both bands, below...

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Asbury Lanes

Asbury Park, NJ venue Asbury Lanes had a party on Saturday (10/3) which will be their last event until this coming spring (tentatively). The venue is now closed for renovations, which they announced in a Facebook post that also mentioned the cancellation of the Waxahatchee show that would have happened on 10/10. The venue writes:

Sadly, our show with Waxahatchee has to be cancelled...Our renovation schedule for the Lanes got moved up to October 5th, so, we don't want anyone to have to risk life and limb to come to a construction site to see a show...Even know we know that Waxahatchee would make it a wonderful experience nonetheless...We apologize for this.If you bought tickets, you can get a refund from your point or purchase. Go to NYC and see them open for Kurt Vile...We hope you will forgive us! adds:
After Saturday, the "approval and renovation process" will begin, said Brian Cheripka, senior vice president the development for iStar, the owner of Asbury Lanes, via email. "The renovations will be completed in phases, with the exterior improvements taking place over the next several months"

The renovations are expected to last into the spring. iStar will share their initial plans with the city in the coming weeks and those plans include keeping live music at the venue.

"We're committed to keeping it an iconic music venue," Cheripka said.

As the Lanes' announcement points out, you can see Waxahatchee on their tour with Kurt Vile, which hits NYC this week on Tuesday (10/6) and Wednesday (10/7) at Webster Hall. Both shows are sold out.

by Rob Sperry-Fromm

MGLA - Excercises in Futility

Polish black metal greats Mgla have a new album out now. Its called Exercises In Futility and it's a ripper, brutal and surprisingly catchy in equal measure. Stream it below.

Mgla will be going on a US tour in November that includes two days of NYC's Martyrdoom Festival, which goes from November 6 - 10 at Saint Vitus. All Mgla dates are listed below

The first Martyrdoom show they play is 11/6 with Necrophobic, Kommandant, Paroxsihzem and Vorde. Then they play the 11/8 show with their tourmates Mortuary Drape and Sangus, plus Demonomancy, Black Anvil and Phobocosm. The 11/6 show is sold out, but tickets for all other Martyrdoom shows (including the pre-party at Acheron) are still available.

Check out the full Martyrdoom schedule, with Mgla's tour dates and album stream, below...

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by Rob Sperry-Fromm


San Francisco's Vastum traffic in slow, down-tuned death metal about sex. If the first single from their upcoming album Hole Below, out November 6 on 20 Buck Spin, is any indication, this isn't changing any time soon. The song is called "Sodomitic Malevolence," and its a typically gnarled, brutal entry in Vastum's catalogue. Its heavy on the double-bass, grotesque lyrics, and general air of dread that has pervaded everything they've done. It's pretty great, and you can stream it below.

Vastum are going on a quick run of east coast dates that will take them through NYC to play The Acheron on November 5 with Trenchgrinder. That show will also feature support from Infernal Stronghold and Coagula, and they're billing it as a Martyrdoom Fest pre-party. Tickets are on sale now.

Check "Sodomitic Malevolence" and upcoming dates for Vastum and Trenchgrinder below...

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Royal Trux @ Beserktown II (photo via @sabmanshar)
Royal Trux at Beserktown II

Neil Hagerty and Jennifer Herrema reformed Royal Trux for California fest Berserktown II. CMJ was there:

Of course efficiency and taught musicianship was never a Royal Trux live show hallmark. Still, loose songs became even looser to the point of falling apart. Red Tiger and Mercury were beautiful disasters. Bad Blood seemed to carry a deeper, more relevant meaning this time around, even though it was written back in the '80's. Toward the middle of the set Hagerty took over primary vocal duties, running through Deafer Than Blind and Let's Get Lost. Herrema asked the lights to be lowered and as the stage turned azul, the band went into Blue Is The Frequency. Hagerty and Herrema finally started to gel on Morphic Resident, then a great version of one of the band's most sentimental songs, Back To School, provided a true highlight to the evening, only to fall back to pieces with especially unfocused versions of Junkie Nurse and Banana Question.
You can watch a couple videos from Royal Trux's Berserktown II performance, below.

For those hoping Royal Trux might do an East Coast show, you get your wish: December 19 at Webster Hall. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday at 10 AM. It's their only announced show at the moment.

Continue reading "Royal Trux playing NYC in December ++ watch video from their Berserktown II comeback performance"

by Bill Pearis

nail polish

Seattle noise punks Nail Polish is the new project from James David Scheall, who you may remember from his other bands Wet Paint DMM and Footwork. The band are gearing up to release a new cassette via Help Yourself Records (who put out the first Chastity Belt and Childbirth releases). We've got the premiere of the shriiing-y, skronky, shouty, overcaffeinated "Neighborhood Watch" and you can listen to that below.

Nail Polish's cassette will be out in early November, around the same time they'll be heading out on a West Coast tour with Steal Shit Do Drugs and those dates are listed below.

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by Andrew Sacher

Matthew Logan Vasquez

Delta Spirit frontman (and Middle Brother member) Matthew Logan Vasquez is going the solo route this year, and self-releasing The Austin EP on November 3. The first single is the hard-rocking "Everything I Do Is Out" which has just about all the swagger, aggression, and lack of restraint that you want from a song like this. Matthew recorded almost the whole EP himself, except for one drum track on "Halfcolt" by ex-Cold War Kids drummer Matt Aveiro. And though this three-minute ripper is all we've heard so far, the EP begins with an 18-minute track that a press release calls a "psychedelic autobiography of sorts." Listen to the new song below and head here to pre-order.

Matthew also has a 10-show residency in California and a couple other West Coast dates. Schedule below...

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by Andrew Sacher

Lyla Foy in Paris (photo by Robert Gil)
Lyla Foy

London's Lyla Foy (fka WALL) released her debut album Mirrors the Sky last year on Sub Pop, and last week she followed it with the UMi EP. She was backed by Oli Deakin (keyboards, bass, guitar), Andy Goodall (drums, percussion) and Hazel Tratt (additional vocals) for the recording, and it's gentle, delicate stuff somewhere between folk and dream pop. We've got the premiere of the video for "River." You can check that out, and stream the whole EP, below.

Lyla is also touring the US, including a stop in NYC for CMJ. She plays the Flower Booking showcase on October 17 at Knitting Factory with The Album Leaf, Diet Cig, Eternal Summers, Stealing Sheep and S. Tickets are still available, and badges will be accepted.

All dates are listed below...

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photos by P Squared; words by Bill Pearis

The Moonlandingz (w/ Sean Lennon) @ Berlin 10/3/2015
The Moonlandingz
The Moonlandingz

The Moonlandingz, featuring Lias and Saul of Fat White Family and Sheffield's Eccentronic Research Council, made their NYC live debut on Saturday (10/3) at East Village club Berlin. Kicking things off with their terrific single "Sweet Saturn Mine" (a minor hit in the UK), Moonlandingz kept the energy up for the whole set -- they're sort of the pop, electro-charged party band version of the Fat Whites. Most of the set was new to everyone -- they spent the week prior working on their debut album at producer Sean Lennon's upstate studio -- but they did also play the equally crazed "The Man in Me Lyf" from their self-titled EP which is getting an expanded release next month. Lennon joined the band for a song at the end of the set, too. Berlin is a tiny room, and it was just packed enough, making this a very fun show.

Fat White Family will have a new album out in January, so stay tuned for details on that and The Moonlandingz album. Meanwhile, check out more pics from The Moonlandingz' NYC live debut below...

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