Entries tagged with: Circa Survive
photos by P Squared Photography; words by Andrew Sacher
Torche / Nothing's crowd
Torche put out their killer new record Restarter on Relapse last month, and last night (3/26) they brought their tour with Nothing and Wrong to NYC for a sold-out show at Saint Vitus. The new album is Torche's heaviest since In Return and possibly their most psychedelic ever, and that came across even more so at last night's show. The droning quality of much of the new record was in full effect, and Torche were in total attack mode. We got almost all of the new record, but also plenty of older favorites too including "Healer," "Kicking," "In Return" and a handful of others.
Before Torche, their Relapse labelmates Nothing put on an equally awesome set, opening with one of their heaviest songs yet, the sludgy/grungy "July the Fourth" off their recent split with Whirr. Tons of favorites from last year's Guilty of Everything LP followed ("Bent Nail," "Dig," "Get Well," etc) and they had the front half of the room in a wild mosh pit the whole time. Opening was Wrong (ex-Capsule, Kylesa, and featuring Torche's drummer), whose Helmet-y jams were a fine start to the night. Pictures of all three bands are in this post.
Torche, Nothing and Wrong are all on the upcoming Nirvana tribute, Whatever Nevermind, which Robotic Empire is putting out on April 18. That comp also includes La Dispute (who play NYC tonight), Boris, Cave In, Touche Amore, Thou, Young Widows and more. The only song that's out from it at the moment is Circa Survive's cover of "Drain You," which you can stream below.
Torche also just put out the video for "Annihilation Affair" off their new album. That video and more pictures and setlists from the Vitus show, also below...
photo: Built to Spill at BV-SXSW 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
It was already announced that Brand New and Desaparecidos would be playing pre-Coachella shows together, and they've since expanded their itinerary to include an LA show in between the two Coachellas, which excitingly is also with Built to Spill. Brand New have other newly-added Coachella-time dates (with Circa Survive) and Built to Spill are touring on their own around then too. Both BN and BTS also play Shaky Knees Fest. Updated dates are listed below.
Desparecidos have also added an in-between-Coachella LA show with Touche Amore and Joyce Manor, happening ahead of the San Francisco show those three bands play together. Updated lists of their dates below too.
Brand New, Desaparecidos, Built to Spill, Touche Amore and Joyce Manor all play the Sundays of Coachella (with Drake, St. Vincent, Jenny Lewis, OFF! and more). Built to Spill and Joyce Manor also both play Treefort Music Fest.
Lists of dates below...
Coachella 2015 happens April 10-12 and April 17-19 this year in Indio, CA. The lineup was just announced and includes AC/DC, Jack White, Drake, Ride, Drive Like Jehu (!), St. Vincent, Tame Impala, Interpol, Steely Dan, Belle & Sebastian, Brand New, Alabama Shakes, Alt-J, Azealia Banks, Flying Lotus, Bad Religion, SBTRKT, FKA twigs, Father John Misty, The War on Drugs, Ryan Adams, Lykke Li, Caribou, Raekwon & Ghostface Killah, Swans, Todd Terje, Action Bronson, Sylvan Esso, Vic Mensa, Cloud Nothings, Ab-Soul, Run the Jewels, Toro y Moi, Parquet Courts, Antemasque, Perfume Genius, Jenny Lewis, Desaparecidos, Mac Demarco, Built to Spill, Panda Bear, OFF!, Touche Amore, Joyce Manor, Sturgill Simpson, The Cribs, Angel Olsen, Philip Selway, Sloan and many more. Tickets will be sale soon.
Larger poster HERE. Full lineup below...
Beach Slang @ BV-CMJ at Baby's All Right 10/25/14
Mimi Hong shot a bunch of shows for us this year, and now that 2014 is coming to a close, she's gone through her pics and submitted a list of her 14 favorite photos she took in 2014. That's one above, and you can check out the rest (along with her favorite LPs) below...
photos by Mimi Hong
Title Fight @ Best Buy Theater - 11/11/14
Title Fight signed to ANTI- and have a new Will Yip-produced album on the way (most details still TBA), but ahead of that they've been on a tour opening for Circa Survive which hit NYC this past Tuesday (11/11) at Best Buy Theater. TF played a 15-song set, mostly focused on favorites from 2012's Floral Green like "Secret Society," "Numb, But I Still Feel It," "Lefty," "Head in the Ceiling Fan" and more, as well as a couple from their 2013 EP and a few earlier cuts too.
Math rockers Tera Melos opened the show but unfortunately we missed them. More pictures of the other two bands, plus TF's setlist and a couple videos from their set, below...
Nick Reinhart, guitarist/vocalist for math rockers Tera Melos, is celebrating Halloween with Scary Sounds II, the spooky-sounding guitar-only followup to last year's similarly themed Scary Sounds. Every sound you hear on the album was made with a guitar, and it definitely lives up to its name. You can download it at bandcamp for $6.66 and stream it in full below.
Tera Melos was also added to the first leg of the Circa Survive / Title Fight tour. (Pianos Become the Teeth, who just played NYC, are on the second.) That includes the NYC show happening on November 11 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show are still available.
Tera Melos also play a Halloween show in Houston tonight. All of their dates are listed, with the new LP stream, below...
Title Fight at Coachella 2014 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Title Fight recently announced that they've signed to ANTI- for their anticipated third full-length album, and though details are still forthcoming on that, they've now just announced a lengthy tour for this fall. They'll be supporting Circa Survive on a run that hits NYC on November 11 at Best Buy Theater. Tickets for that show will be on sale soon via Ticketmaster. Many of the dates are also with the great Pianos Become the Teeth (whose new album should also be coming soon), but unfortunately not the NYC stop. All dates are listed below.
Riot Fest Chicago 2014 is set to take place from September 12-14 throughout Humboldt Park. The 10th anniversary of the festival features Jane's Addiction, Slayer, The Offspring, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Mastodon, The Murder City Devils, Failure, Title Fight, The National, The Flaming Lips, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, The Cure, Weezer, Social Distortion, Primus, Patti Smith, and many more across seven-stages. The fest has now shared daily lineups, which you can scope out at the bottom of this post. Three-day and two-day passes are still available, and single-day tickets are on sale now.
RFC 2014 daily lineups lie after the jump...
Chicago has The Cure, Jane's Addiction, The National, Weezer, The Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Descendents, Tegan & Sara, Metric, the reunited Samhain (!), Cheap Trick, Pussy Riot (Nadya Tolokonnikova & Masha Alekhina), Patti Smith, Taking Back Sunday, Mastodon, Afghan Whigs, Naked Raygun, Cock Sparrer, Superchunk, Lucero, Murder City Devils, Mudhoney, Failure, Hot Snakes, Thurston Moore, Get Up Kids, Kurt Vile, Wavves, ALL, Mineral, Title Fight, Samiam, Menzingers, Front Bottoms, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers and many more. Tickets are on sale now.
Denver also has The Cure, The National, Weezer, Social Distortion, The Flaming Lips, Slayer, Wu-Tang Clan, Taking Back Sunday, Lucero, Failure, Hot Snakes, ALL, Mineral, Menzingers, Pianos Become the Teeth, Bouncing Souls, Buzzcocks, Gogol Bordello, Stiff Little Fingers plus Primus, TV on the Radio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Violent Femmes and more. Tickets are on sale now.
Full Chicago and Denver lineups below...
Riot Fest is happening in Toronto, Chicago and Denver again this year, and the lineup for Toronto was just announced. It happens on September 6 & 7 and features The National, Flaming Lips, Social Distortion, Death Cab for Cutie, Death From Above 1979, Brand New, Paul Weller, Stars, Metric, The Head and the Heart, Tokyo Police Club, The New Pornographers, Taking Back Sunday, Afghan Whigs, Alkaline Trio, Glassjaw, Bob Mould, Thurston Moore, Buzzcocks, Clutch, Manchester Orchestra, Lucero, Title Fight and many more. Full initial lineup below. Tickets go on sale Saturday (5/10) at 10 AM.
As mentioned on BV Chicago, the Chicago fest happens from September 12-14 this year, and Denver from September 19-21. Stay tuned for those lineups.
Full initial Toronto lineup below...
Emo vets Sunny Day Real Estate haven't released any new music since their 2000 LP, The Rising Tide, and they've been pretty quiet since reuniting in 2009, but we'll finally get to hear the first new SDRE song in 14 years this Record Store Day (4/19). The song, titled "Lipton Witch," will come out on a split 7" with Circa Survive. That's the artwork above, by Chris Thompson, who also designed 1998's How It Feels to Be Something On.
SDRE aren't the only veteran emo band to announce long-awaited new material though. The Jazz June, who reunited at CMJ 2013, will put out their first song since 2002's Better Off Without Air this year too. Their song, titled "Over Underground," comes out on a split 7" with Dikembe this May via Tiny Engines/Topshelf. The Jazz June's only upcoming date at the moment is in Philly on 4/12 (tickets).
Both of these announcements also come only days after The Van Pelt announced they'd be digging up unreleased material for Record Store Day as well.
Jazz June/Dikembe artwork and some old live videos below...
Tickets to the Chuck Ragan show at Irving Plaza go on Live Nation and Music Geeks presales (password: "musicgeeks") starting today at 10 AM.
Matt Pond PA play Rough Trade on May 4 and Bowery Ballroom on May 5. Tickets for both shows go on sale Friday (2/21) at noon with an AmEx presale for the Bowery Ballroom starting today at noon.
Maximo Park, whose synthy new album Too Much Information just came out, will play Irving Plaza on May 23. Tickets to that show go on presale today at 10 AM (password is "earlybird").
After reviving NJ punk (or pop punk) festival Skate & Surf in 2013, it returns again this year on May 17 & 18 at Middletown Sports Complex. The lineup includes The Early November, Pianos Become the Teeth, Black Breath, Tiny Moving Parts, a few reunions like Midtown, Hidden In Plain View and Saosin with Anthony Green, plus DMX, and more. 2-day passes are on sale now and single day tickets go on sale March 18.
Browse our 'Tickets On Sale' tag for more recently announced NYC shows.
by Andrew Sacher
Jason Shevchuck w/ Kid Dynamite at House of Vans (more by David Andrako)
Producer Will Yip has become a go-to guy in the punk scene, sitting behind the boards for Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pity Sex, Sainthood Reps, Citizen and many others, and on October 8, he'll release a compilation titled Off The Board: A Studio 4 Family Compilation (pre-order) with previously unreleased songs from those artists and a number of others he's worked with. Proceeds from the album will go towards funding his partnership at Studio 4.
One of the songs on the compilation, which makes its premiere in this post, is "That Thing That Separates Em," the first new song in years by None More Black, the band fronted by Jason Shevchuk of the once-again defunct Kid Dynamite. Check it out, in all its scrappy punk glory, along with the comp's album art and tracklist, below.
The Rockstar Energy Drink UPROAR Festival tour is happening this summer with Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed and Cambria, Circa Survive, Middle Class Rut, and others. It hits the NYC-area on August 10 at Comcast Theatre in Hartford, CT, August 17 at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, NJ, and August 18 at Nikon at Jones Beach Theater. Tickets for those shows go on sale today at noon.
Rush Midnight and Rioux are playing Mercury Lounge on May 3. Tickets for that show go on sale today at noon.
Minus the Bear at Webster Hall in 2010 (more by Matthew Eisman)
Minus the Bear released their most recent album, Infinity Overhead, last year and they're continuing to tour in support of it this year with Circa Survive and Now, Now (who have other upcoming dates including a NYC show with Bob Mould). That tour doesn't exactly hit NYC but it will be in the area for shows at Poughkeepsie's The Chance on March 17 and Long Island's The Paramount on March 19. Tickets for the Paramount show go on venue presale today (1/17) at 10 AM (password: "PULSE") and general on-sale starts Friday (1/18) at noon. There's also a presale for the whole tour available at Minus the Bear/Circa Survive's wavesoverhead.com but the two NYC area presales are sold out.
Minus the Bear also just performed on Live from Daryl's House, the web-to-cable series of Daryl Hall (as in, Daryl from Hall & Oates). They hung out with Daryl, did some interviews, cooked, ate dinner, and played some songs while they were at it too. You can video from that below and check out footage of the entire event HERE.
Those videos and a list of all dates below...
Touche Amore at House of Vans, August 2011 (more by BBG)
Los Angeles' Touche Amore have just announced a U.S. tour that will hit NYC at Terminal 5 on September 14th. The T5 show, like the rest of the tour, will be supporting Circa Survive with opening acts Balance and Composure and O'Brother along for the ride as well. Tickets for the show go on AMEX presale on Wednesday (6/27) at noon and regular sale on Friday (6/29).
Touche Amore will embark on a European tour in the weeks leading up to the U.S., tagging festivals including Reading/Leeds, Pukkelpop, and more. A month prior, they'll join H20 (who play House of Vans soon), Black Breath (who play Acheron next week), Rival Mob, Ceremony (who played Northside), and many more as part of Sound & Fury which happens in Santa Barbara, CA on July 20-22. Tickets for the latter are still available, and you can check out the lineup for the fest along with a listing of all tour dates AND a new Touche Amore stream from the BBC below.
Tickets for the NYC shows are already on presale. password?
Other bands scheduled to play Stubb's in Austin on the evening of Saturday, March 20th include The Drums, The Like, Circa Survive (who are touring with Torche and Coheed & Cambria), and Minus The Bear.
Muse are rumored to be playing Stubb's during SXSW too, but that's looking like it would happen Friday, one night earlier.
SS dates re-listed below...
Steve of Torche, riding the (fat) waves (more by Justina Villanueva)
Over the coming weeks, we'll be announcing details of some of our (many) day & night shows happening in Austin during SXSW this year. Emo's on March 17th is the first of these shows, and mark my words, it will be utter pandemonium. Proof? The first announcement of more than twelve bands slated for the free gig is Torche. Stay tuned for more announcements, but until then, save the date.
Later that night we move over to Club DeVille for an official showcase featuring Serena Maneesh, Califone and more TBA. Then on Friday, we've also just revealed, that we'll be hanging out at Club DeVille again for another day party with Lucero and many more TBA there too.
The Wednesday BV Day Party is one of a handful of Austin dates for Torche before the band takes a breather, only to reignite for a string of dates with Coheed & Cambria and Circa Survive that include May 26th at Rumsey Playfield (aka Central Park Summerstage). Ticket info is forthcoming.
In related news, Torche will team up with Boris to domestically release Chapter Ahead Of Being Fake for Hydrahead. No word on an exact release date. Torche's Steve Brooks is getting his old band Floor back together. Robotic Empire will release a mega-mega-mega boxset for the band. Preorder it here.
A new-ish video for "King Beef" and full Torche dates are below.