Entries tagged with: I Am the Avalanche
by Andrew Sacher
Long Island post-hardcore band Sainthood Reps have announced that they'll release a new album, Headswell, the follow-up to their 2011 debut, on October 22 via their new label home, No Sleep Records (Braid, La Dispute). The opening track/first single, "Shelter," opens up like it's going to be a long lost Nirvana single, but then once the vocals come in, it transitions into total hardcore punk attack. Other elements of alt-rock and and a bit of shoegaze/post-rock fill the track out too, making for an anthemic and diverse recall of the '90s. Check it out below, and if you like what you hear, you can pre-order the record. That's the album art above.
As discussed, Sainthood Reps are also touring this year, and they'll play NYC on October 24 at Knitting Factory with I Am the Avalanche, I Hate Our Freedom, and Sad and French. Tickets for that show are still available.
Song stream and album tracklist below...
by Andrew Sacher
Surrounding their appearances at Gainseville's The Fest, Long Island post-hardcore band Sainthood Reps will be doing some fall tour dates with I Am the Avalanche, including one in NYC and one in NJ. The NYC show happens on October 24 at Knitting Factory, and the NJ show happens on November 4 at Asbury Lanes. Tickets to see them at the Knit go on sale Saturday (8/17) at 10 AM, and tickets to see them at the Lanes are not on sale yet, but you can check ticketweb for updates. All dates are listed below.
Sainthood Reps released their debut full length, Monoculture, back in 2011, and they've since put out a split with Weatherbox earlier this year on Topshelf Records. The newish track, "Deadlines," sees the band pushing their post-hardcore sound further into the '90s alt-rock realm that was hinted at on their album. Stream that track and watch the video for "Monoculture" below.
Meanwhile, Sainthood Reps are kicking off a tour with Brooklyn's A Great Big Pile of Leaves in Baltimore today (8/14). That tour doesn't hit NYC, but you can catch AGBPOL in their home city when they play The Bell House (8/23) with mewithoutYou (tickets) and The Studio at Webster Hall (10/21) with Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin (tickets).
All dates are listed, along with that song stream and video, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Circle Takes the Square (photo by Danin Drahos)
As discussed, Gainesville's The Fest is returning this year from October 31 to November 3, and they've just expanded their lineup to include more artists. Additions includes post-hardcore/screamo giants Circle Takes The Square, who have been reunited for a bit but still only rarely play US shows; Geoff Rickly's United Nations, who are also back, but have not been as active as Geoff's solo project; punk vets ALL; Titus Andronicus (who have multiple NYC-area appearances coming up); Fake Problems and more.
Those recent additions join previously announced names like Torche, White Lung, Bouncing Souls, Ceremony, Braid, Paint It Black, Samiam, Knapsack (reunion), The Draft (reunion), The Menzingers, The Lawrence Arms, Hop Along, Code Orange Kids, Creative Adult, Pity Sex, Mean Jeans, Retox, Lemuria, Greys, Tenement, Tim Barry, Toys That Kill, The Night Marchers and more. Tickets for The Fest are on sale now.
Circle Takes The Square returned in December, 2012 with Decompositions Volume Number One, their first album of new material since reuniting and second overall. It's not the instant masterpiece that their 2004 debut, As the Roots Undo, is, but it's still damn good. Download it in its entirety at bandcamp (name your price) or stream it in its entirety, along with the updated The Fest lineup, below.
Bouncing Souls at Bamboozle 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)
Jersey punks Bouncing Souls, who released their new album, Comet, over the summer, have already played New York and New Jersey a bunch this year, but there are still more chances to catch them in the area. The band have just announced their sixth annual Home For the Holidays shows which will go down from December 26 to 29 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ. Openers will be announced on October 25 and tickets will go on sale the next day (10/26). All dates are listed below.
As mentioned, 'Souls frontman Greg Attonito is also playing an Asbury Park show with his wife Shanti Wintergate as the children's music duo Play Date on October 20 at Asbury Lanes.
In other NYC area punk news, Crime In Stereo, who called it quits back in 2010, have announced via facebook that "two years was long enough" and they plan to return to recording and releasing new music. They also announced that they'll play one show in 2012 and it happens in NYC on November 24 at Gramercy Theatre with I Am the Avalanche. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (10/5) at noon.
In more NYC/NJ area punk news, Geoff Rickly of Thursday and Zena Rd (aka Garrett Klahn of Texas is the Reason) are teaming up (not the first time this year Geoff has teamed with a member of TITR) for a tour of people's houses in the Northeast (that's been big lately too). The tour is with The Black Numbers and Fred Mascherino and you can head to The Black Numbers' website for more details and to request hosting a show in your house. Once all the dates and cities are figured out, the tour announcement and ticket info will be revealed.
As mentioned, Texas is the Reason play two NYC shows this month.
A list of all Bouncing Souls dates and a stream of the opening track on Comet are below.