Entries tagged with: Run Forever
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
Touche Amore @ Revolution in July (more by Mimi Hong)
No Sleep Records is putting out a new compilation this week, A Comp For Mom, which is a tribute to label founder Chris Hansen's mom who recently passed away. Here's what Chris had to say about it:
A Comp For Mom is a special project i planned over the past month of my mom's life, to release in her honor and to help raise funds for her medical bills. Now it will be released in memory of her. 100% of the proceeds will be going towards any medical bills/other expenses incurred after her passing, after that 100% of the proceeds will go into a Linda Hansen Memorial Fund.The comp features rare and unreleased tracks by La Dispute, Into It. Over It., Now, Now, Run Forever and more, as well as covers such as Allison Weiss taking on The Beatles' "In My Life," Daisyhead doing Jimmy Eat World's "Work" and, recorded special for this compilation, Touché Amore's version of The National's "Available" that they played at Revolution last month. The song, which is a digital-only bonus track, mostly features singer Jeremy Bolm using clean vocals until the song's end when he brings back his trademark scream.
I love you Mom, say hi to Dad for me.
You can pre-order A Comp For Mom now. A full stream of the compilation premieres in this post and can be listened to below.
As discussed, two Pittsburgh punk bands, Adventures (who share three members with Code Orange Kids) and Run Forever are releasing a split 7" this week (1/28) via No Sleep. You've already heard one track from each band, and now a stream of the entire thing makes its premiere in this post. Check it out below.
The two bands are doing some previously discussed release shows, including one in NYC happening this Saturday (2/1) at Suburbia with The Hotelier and osoosooso. Admission for that show is $5 at the door.
7" stream below...
by Andrew Sacher
Pittsburgh punks Adventures share three members with Code Orange Kids but favor melodic indie rock-tinged punk over the vicious post-hardcore of their other band. They recently announced that they'll be releasing a split with fellow Pittsburgh band Run Forever, who take a bit of influence from the big, grungy riffs of '90s alt-rock. The split's due out on January 28 via No Sleep, but you can stream one track from each band now, below.
Adventures and Run Forever are also playing a few release shows for the split this month, including one in Brooklyn on February 1 at Suburbia (330 Melrose). That show also includes Pitchfork-approved pop punk band (and Run Forever's Tiny Engines labelmates) The Hotelier (formerly The Hotel Year) and their tourmates osoosooso. That show is $5 at the door.
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.
by Andrew Sacher
Ann Arbor, MI four-piece Pity Sex may have ties to the emo scene (they're about to tour with The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and they're on Run for Cover Records), but their new album, Feast of Love, which is due out on June 25, is straight up shoegaze/dream pop in the realm of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and it may very well win over fans of that scene. No music has been revealed from the new album yet, but you can check out a video of them playing one of its songs, "Drown Me Out," along with "Coca Cola" from 2012's Dark World EP at Brooklyn's Suburbia this past October along with a stream of the whole of that EP, below.
Pity Sex are about to wrap up a tour with Run, Forever which hits Long Island tonight (5/20) for a show at Zebra Club in Copiague, NY, and in June they'll kick off that tour with The World Is A Beautiful Place and Dads which hits Brooklyn on July 20 at Suburbia. Daylight are on that show and a few others too.
UPDATE: The band just released the first single from the record, "Wind Up," which you can listen to below (via Stereogum).
All dates are listed, along with that video, below...