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Olga Bell at Rough Trade in May (more by Chris La Putt)
Olga

NYC's annual CMJ Music Marathon (Oct. 21-25) already announced one batch of artists and they've now revealed many more, including some whose shows were previously announced like A Place to Bury Strangers, DIIV, James, and more. Other additions include The A-Bones, Adult Jazz, Amanda X, Beliefs, The Beverleys, Bishop Nehru, Blue Hawaii, Dilly Dally, The Dirty Nil, Doug Gillard, Dusted, Ex-Breathers, Fielded, Girlpool, Guy Blakeslee, Heavenly Beat, HSY, J Fernandez, Jack & Eliza, Krill, Lia Ices, Literature, Nude Beach, Olga Bell, Paul Collins Beat, Pinact, Popstrangers, Radical Dads, Residual Kid, Run Forever, September Girls, She Keeps Bees, Shilpa Ray, Solids, Weyes Blood and a bunch of others.

Full list below...

Continue reading "CMJ 2014 adds a ton of more artists"

by Andrew Sacher

Cut Teeth

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...

Continue reading "Cut Teeth (Stay Ahead of the Weather, Felix Culpa) releasing debut LP on Topshelf (stream a new track)"

by Andrew Sacher

Foreign Tongues

The reunited Felix Culpa released a split with newer band Foreign Tongues last month (August) on No Sleep (order yours), and now there's a video for one of Foreign Tongues' contributions, "Luxury," premiering in this post. Foreign Tongues singer Cameron Moretti sounds more than a little influenced by Conor Oberst, and though Foreign Tongues are a bit more polished than early Bright Eyes, their sad folky indie rock should appeal to fans of the Collection of Songs - Lifted era. You can check out the new video below.

Foreign Tongues also have a short Northeast tour coming up in October, which kicks off with the previously discussed FREE No Sleep CMJ Showcase (co-presented by BrooklynVegan) happening on October 21 at The Paper Box (17 Meadow St in Brooklyn) with John Nolan, Run Forever, Xerxes, Rescuer, Aviator, Maps For Travelers, The Felix Culpa and more. After that, they'll hit Cambridge, Hamden, CT and Philly. All dates are listed below.

Continue reading "Foreign Tongues made a video for "Luxury" from their Felix Culpa split, touring, playing No Sleep/BV CMJ (dates)"

by Andrew Sacher

Xerxes
Xerxes
No Sleep

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...

Continue reading "Xerxes releasing an LP (song stream), playing No Sleep CMJ w/ John Nolan, Rescuer, Run Forever, more (BV co-presents)"

by Andrew Sacher

photo by Ethan Hansen
Aviator

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...

Continue reading "Aviator releasing debut LP, touring w/ Rescuer and The Felix Culpa (dates & new song/video)"