Entries tagged with: Rescuer
by Andrew Sacher
Chicago's Cut Teeth formed back in 2011 by Matt Jordan of the great Stay Ahead of the Weather (one of Evan Weiss' many bands), Dustin Currier of the recently-reunited Felix Culpa, Dan Yingling of '90s/early '00s screamo band Forstella Ford (and a few others), and Kyle Johns of '00s emo band Monday's Hero. They self-released their debut EP, Televandalism, the following year, and it was later re-released by Topshelf who is now putting out their first full length, Night Years, on October 28 (pre-order). We've got the premiere of its brand new single, "Christmas on Easter Island," a post-hardcore ripper with some shades of Murder City Devils and Hot Snakes. Check it out below.
Cut Teeth's only upcoming show at the moment is the Chicago stop of the Felix Culpa / Rescuer / Aviator tour happening October 17 at the Beat Kitchen (tickets). That tour hits NYC a few days later for the free No Sleep CMJ showcase (co-presented by BV) which includes other bands like Foreign Tongues who put out a new video this morning.
Stream the new Cut Teeth track below...
by Andrew Sacher
Louisville post-hardcore rippers Xerxes are set to release the followup to their 2012 debut LP, Our Home Is A Deathbed, with a new album titled Collision Blonde on October 21 via No Sleep. We've got the premiere of its brand new single, "Exit 123," which is a terrific track that fans of this kinda stuff should dig. Here's what vocalist Calvin Philley had to say about it:
I cooked at a restaurant in southern Indiana about 50 hours a week for about a year leading up to the recording of collision blonde. I got fired during the recording process but that's a different story. Exit 123 is the first exit after you cross the bridge over the ohio river from Louisville to New Albany on I-64 west and the route I took to work. I have severe anxiety about driving and it only gets worse as things pile up in my life with girls, money, work and anything else. Once I just panic attacked all the way to work, thought I was dying and all that. I fantisized about running through the guardrail in my shitty Chevy SUV. That's it. I got myself fired in April and haven't been back to Indiana since.The album was produced by emo renaissance man Evan Weiss. Listen to the new song below.
Xerxes are also on board for this year's No Sleep CMJ showcase which is also their record release show and which BrooklynVegan is proudly co-presenting. We already mentioned the showcase doubles as a tour stop for Aviator, Rescuer and The Felix Culpa; and it also includes Taking Back Sunday's John Nolan, '68, Fake Problems' Chris Farren, Run Forever, In Between, Foreign Tongues and Maps For Travelers. The show happens October 21 at The Paper Box (17 Meadow St in Brooklyn), it's FREE to the public (no badges required) and starts at 6 PM. 18+.
BV has TBA CMJ showcases too so stay tuned for that. Stream the new Xerxes track below...
by Andrew Sacher
photo by Ethan Hansen
Boston's Aviator are yet another fine example of modern bands keeping alive '90s/'00s screamo and melodic hardcore -- see also Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, Defeater, Frameworks, State Faults, etc etc etc. Their debut full length album, Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt, follows EPs, splits and a demo dating back to 2010 and comes out August 19 via No Sleep (pre-order). Its new single "There Was A Light (It Went Out)" (a Smiths reference?) greatly proves what they're capabale of. Vocalist TJ Copello sings a lot on the new album, but it's all screamed/shouted vocals on this single. The track opens with some big riffs, and once those vocals come in the band transition into post-rock atmospherics, then to pounding indie rock and finally to crushing post-hardcore. Here's what drummer Aviv Marotz had to say about it:
Between heavy riffing and some rock-god moments, this song is one of our favorites to play live. I'm really happy with the way [video director] Erik Rojas pulled out the emotion of this song, accurately displaying feelings of anxiety and stagnation. Amen.The video premieres in this post. Check it out, with the album artwork and tracklist, below.
Aviator also have many tour dates coming up, including a run with Taking Meds that hits NYC on August 25 at The Studio at Webster Hall with Au Revoir and For Everest (tickets). After that, they'll go on a fall run with two of their labelmates, the likeminded Rescuer and the recently reunited Felix Culpa. The tour hits NYC on October 21 for No Sleep's CMJ showcase. Stay tuned for venue and the rest of the lineup for that. Both Aviator and Rescuer also play The Fest.
All dates are listed, with the new video and LP info, below...
by Andrew Sacher
Two Florida post-hardcore bands, Rescuer and Direct Effect, will be heading out on a tour together this year. Direct Effect just put out their newest record, Sunburn (via Tiny Engines), an album of Fucked Up/Paint It Black-style rippers. Rescuer's newest, Anxiety Answering, comes out June 3 via No Sleep and is more in the Touche Amore/Pianos Become the Teeth vein (we recently heard its excellent single). These are two pretty exciting bands at the moment, so this tour should be one to look forward to.
The tour brings Rescuer and Direct Effect to NYC for a show on May 22 at Suburbia (330 Melrose) with likeminded band The Saddest Landscape and Capacities. Later in the year, both bands play The Fest, which just added more bands.
All dates are listed, with streams from both bands' new albums, below...
Touche Amore at Santos in 2011 (more by Rebecca Reed)
Gainesville punk mecca The Fest recently announced its 2014 lineup and now many additional artists were announced, including Hot Water Music, Screaming Females, Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, Modern Baseball, Tiltwheel, The Sidekicks, Rescuer, Spraynard (reunion), Worriers, Three Man Cannon, Two Knights, Ben Nichols, Restorations, Placeholder, Enabler, The Weaks and more. Full list of additions below, and stay tuned for yet another announcement on April 21.
The new additions join previously announced bands Descendents, Lifetime, The Menzingers, The Marked Men, Modern Life Is War, Into It Over It, You Blew It!, Circle Takes the Square, Self Defense Family, Lemuria, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, and more. Tickets go on sale on Sunday (4/20) at 4:20 PM.
Lineup additions below...
by Andrew Sacher
The last record from Tampa's Rescuer, 2013's With Time Comes the Comfort (Rise Records), was melodic hardcore (think Modern Life Is War, Defeater, Comeback Kid), but they've changed things up for its followup, Anxiety Answering, which comes out on June 3 via new label home No Sleep. Not to say they aren't still a heavy band, but they've toned down the thick, aggressive riffs in favor of the type of contemporary post-hardcore/screamo made by Touche Amore, Pianos Become the Teeth, and others of that style. They've expanded their sound to include greater dynamic variety and prettier, more complex guitar parts, and have done so without sacrificing the sheer power of their earlier work. The production is nicer here too, courtesy of Jack Shirley, whose work with Deafheaven, State Faults, Frameworks and others proves he's got a pretty good knack for this sort of thing.
You can get your first taste of the album from its first single, "Out of Focus," which features Andy Nicholl (of Frameworks) and his wife Madeline, and premieres in this post. If you were to turn the song off after 30 seconds, you might think you just got your hands on a Floral Green b-side, but then busy drumming and harsh vocals enter, taking the song for a complete 180. Here's what vocalist JP Marra had to say about it:
"Out of Focus" is about growing apart from the people that you grew up with. My favorite thing about this song is that our friends Andy (of Frameworks) and Madeline Nicholl drove down from their wedding in Seattle and recorded some vocal parts on this song. It's like our weird wedding gift to them.Check it out, along with the Anxiety Answering artwork and tracklist, 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.