Entries tagged with: Old Lines
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Josh Sisk
Baltimore's Old Lines is the current band of Mitch Roemer (ex-Pulling Teeth, Ruiner), and they'll be releasing a new album, No Child Left Behind, on October 14 via No Sleep (pre-order), their first for the label. It follows last year's If You See Something, Say Something EP on Reptilian Records. The album's new single "The Hunt(ed)" is still the kind of blaring hardcore we've come to expect from Old Lines and Mitch's past projects, but this time around they're even more metallic and eviler sounding. Here's what vocalist Matt Taylor has to say about it:
The Hunt(ed) is a gut reaction to the sadness and rage of wolf hunting. Not only have we demonized these animals, creating fear and promoting misinformation, but we have also transformed their systemic slaughter into a tragic display of human imperialism. Our collective desire to "conquer" nature, and infantile need to prove our superiority has only served to separate us from the natural world, and will become one more nail in our coffins when the tables turn.That track makes its premiere in this post and can be streamed below.
All living things in our world deserve a chance to live freely, and we will never find peace of any sort until we realize that.
Old Lines will also be going on a tour which kicks off in NYC on October 24 at The Hideaway (1121 Myrtle Ave). No word yet on other bands or if Old Lines will be playing any other NYC shows while they're here, considering that's the week of CMJ. After that, they'll make their way to The Fest, where they play The Atlantic on 11/1 with Fucking Invincible, Ex-Breathers, Direct Effect and others.
All dates are listed, with the new song stream, below...
Paint It Black in Philly in 2013 (more by Alyssa Tanchajja)
We mentioned earlier today that the reunited Mineral would be playing Gainesville, FL multi-venue punk festival The Fest (10/31 - 11/2), and since then even more artists have been announced. Those include Paint It Black, Iron Chic, Treasure Fleet, The City on Film (full band), Sundials, Hard Girls, American Sharks, Glocca Morra, Adventures, Creepoid, Football Etc., Old Lines, State Faults, PUP, Toys That Kill and more.
Tickets, including 3-day passes, Pre-Fest passes, and Fest + Pre-Fest 5-day passes, are on sale now.
Full list of lineup additions below...
by Doug Moore
Ashencult at Saint Vitus, 2013 (more by Fred Pessaro)
Time is ticking down before Maryland Deathfest 2014, but as ever in the music world, festival lineups are subject to change until the bands actually hit the stage. The festival issued a pretty substantial lineup and logistics update yesterday (4/20) that nixed a few previously announced bands while adding a bunch more.
Let's do the bad news first:
The following bands on Friday at Soundstage have cancelled: ROTTING OUT (due to surgeries that a band member must undergo), ANTISECT (due to a family matter that a band member must be present for), and ENDORPHINS LOST (van broke down and they can't tour now)....The three Soundstage cancellations have been replaced by Impaled, Pneumatic Slaughter, & ACxDC (who have a new album on the way).
Also, on a recent visit to the US embassy, ORATOR was told that they cannot come to the US next month, so they will not be playing on Saturday at the Edison Lot. The band is confident that they'll be able to come here next year, and if so, we will book them then. We will be giving most bands playing on Saturday at the Edison Lot a longer set time and NOT announcing a replacement.
The festival has also announced the lineup for free shows at the nearby Sidebar (218 E. Lexington Street) on every night of the festival, with doors opening for each show at 8pm and bands starting at 9. This means that there are basically 20 more bands on the MDF lineup. Some notable names include Bastard Sapling, Skelptarsis, Ashencult, Old Lines & Yautja (THEY ARE EVERYWHERE). This is all on top of the fest itself and the Misery Index / Immolation / Black Breath / Noisem preshow on Wednesday the 21st. So yeah, you'll have no shortage of metal show options in Baltimore that week.
Check out the full lineup for those free Sidebar shows (organized by date), and the day-by-day schedule for the fest, below...
Montreal punk festival Pouzza Fest is returning to multiple venues in downtown Montreal from May 16-18 to this year. The lineup includes The Hold Steady (who play NYC tonight [2/6]), Dillinger Four, Chixdiggit, The Lillingtons, The Menzingers, The Front Bottoms, Placeholder, Reagan Youth, The Holy Mess, The So So Glos, Gates, Night Birds, SNFU, Tim Barry, Amanda X, Russ Rankin (of Good Riddance), and many more. 3-day passes are on sale now. Full lineup and flyer below.
The Lillingtons (whose members since formed Teenage Bottlerocket and Stabbed In Back) were initially active during the '90s, associated with other Ramones-inspired bands like The Queers and Screeching Weasel. They briefly reunited for a new album in 2006, and finally hit the stage together again at Riot Fest Chicago in 2013. They've also got two Northeast dates before Pouzza Fest, including one in NYC on May 16 at Knitting Factory with related band Stabbed In Back. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (2/7) at 10 AM.
Speaking of, The Queers will be in NYC soon too. All dates are listed, with some streams and the Pouzza lineup, below...
by Doug Moore
We mentioned a few weeks back that Philly hardcore act Cop Problem were preparing for both an eastern US tour and a new EP release. We've debuted a stream of that EP, Buried Beneath White Noise, over at Invisible Oranges. From the IO writeup:
Cop Problem play a metal-leaning style of hardcore that often gets tagged as "crust", but that doesn't sound especially crusty -- it's of the hard-charging but melodic Tragedy / Catharsis variety. The band evidently recorded Buried Beneath White Noise in just two days. Good decision. This type of music does not benefit from excessive polish. The tones on this 4-song EP are clear but live-sounding, as punk recordings should be. Urgency and despondence come in equal measure: guitarist Randon Martin's melodies are sometimes so bright that they sound naïve, especially over Joshua Cohen's occasional blasts. Eventually, though, they always return to earth.You can check out the full writeup over at IO.
Cop Problem's tour hits Brooklyn's Acheron on Saturday, 12/7, along with Passage, Capacities, Lords of Death, and Old Lines (who are also touring). Tickets are available. Stream all of Buried Beneath White Noise and check out the full run of Cop Problem dates below.
by Andrew Sacher
Cop Problem (photo via Bora Chung)
Two crust/D-beat bands -- Philly's Cop Problem and Baltimore's Old Lines (featuring Mitch Roemer of Pulling Teeth and Ruiner) -- are going on tours this year and crossing paths for a few shows together along the way. One of those dates happens at Brooklyn punk venue Acheron on December 7. Advance tickets for that show are not on sale at the moment, but you can check Ticketfly for updates. All dates are listed below.
Cop Problem just announced that they'll release the followup to their 2012 EP with a new one, Buried Beneath White Noise, on October 24 (it's being self-released digitally and will be out later in the year on 7" vinyl via The Compound). The EP was produced by Philly's go-to punk producer Will Yip, who's worked with Paint It Black, Title Fight, and just put out a compilation with a bunch of the bands he's recorded. Much like last year's release, the EP's first single, "American Spring" is punishing riffy d-beat, and thanks to singer Deb Cohen's vocals, it's actually kinda catchy. You can listen to that over at Pitchfork. Check out the EP artwork, tracklist, and the video for "Monuments" from their 2012 EP, below.
Old Lines are also releasing a new 7", If You See Something, Say Something, on October 22 via Reptilian Records (pg.99), which follows their late 2012 EP. Unlike Cop Problem, who have a melodic side, Old Lines are pretty much in brutal, growly attack mode the whole time, as you can hear on the EP's new single, "Stratford." You can stream that, along with the artwork and tracklist, below.
Old Lines' dates include a release show in their hometown as part of U+N Fest (10/18 - 10/19) which also includes Pissed Jeans, Roomrunner, Ex-Cult, Hunters, Jaill, Ed Schrader's Music Beat and more.
All dates are listed, along with all streams and more, below...
by Fred Pessaro // BBG
In the wake of the sell-out of A389 2013 in Baltimore, the label has expanded the two-day fest into a full extended weekend! A389 Anniversary will kickoff with a pre-fest show at Ottobar on 1/17/13 featuring Integrity, Withdrawal, Vilipend and Dead Gods , then come to a close with a Sunday matinee on 1/20/13 at Charm City Art Space with Left for Dead, Iron Reagan, God's America and Eddie Brock.
In addition to the previously discussed Friday/Saturday shows at Ottobar, Saturday (1/19) will now feature a matinee at Sidebar with Despise You, Gehenna, Dead in The Dirt, Ancient Shores and WarXGames AND an afterparty with Nothing (who recently toured). None of the newly announced shows will have advanced ticketing; you can only buy them at the door. Full show details are below.
Catharsis has only one show during A389 festival, so what does that mean? Could a tour be in the works?
In other A389 news, the label will release Devoid of Everything, which collects Left for Dead's entire 1996-97 studio output remixed from the original 1/4" multi-track reels. Check out the art above and you can stream a track below. Left for Dead members went on to play in bands like Cursed, Haymaker, Pick Your Side, Burning Love, and many many more. This rare one-time reunion (I was assured!) is not to be missed. Check out some thoughts on the reunion via Chris Colohan here.
If you're wondering who Iron Reagan is, the band is prepping to release their 20-track debut Worse Than Dead via A389 in 2013. The band features half of Municipal Waste and members of Darkest Hour and you can stream their demo below alongside details of the A389 festivities.
Primitive Weapons at Mercury Lounge (more by BBG)
Dissonant mid-paced hardcore meets sludge and psychedelia on the new Primitive Weapons LP The Shadow Gallery, which hits via Prosthetic Records on March 13th. The band will hit the road with Cancer Bats and Ringworm (who is playing the BV/Southern Lord/Power of The Riff mega-show at Scoot Inn), and eventually make their way back to NYC to play a record release party atSaint Vitus on March 24th. Tickets are on sale.
Sannhet, Bad Biology, and one more "special guest" will also be on the bill at Saint Vitus, as well as Old Lines, the new project featuring ex-members of Pulling Teeth. Check out the new Old Lines demo below. The show is one of four together for Bad Biology & Old Lines, all of which are listed below.
All tour dates and some video below...