Xerxes (photo by Mary Burks)

As discussed, Xerxes are releasing a new album, Collison Blonde, on October 21 via No Sleep and also playing their label's CMJ showcase (BV co-presents) that same day. Since we last spoke, they released another song from the LP ("A Toast") and played two others from it in an Audiotree session ("Use As Directed" and "Nosedive"). You can watch the Audiotree video and stream "A Toast" below. They also added more tour dates around that showcase, including a run with Coliseum surrounding both bands' appearances at The Fest. All of their dates are listed below as well.

The No Sleep/BV CMJ showcase, which is free and happens October 21 at The Paper Box, also includes Aviator, Rescuer, The Felix Culpa, John Nolan, Run Forever, Maps For Travelers and more. It starts at 6 PM, and those who show up early will receive No Sleep's 2014 12" vinyl sampler (limited to 150 copies), which includes new and unreleased music from Xerxes, The Felix Culpa, Aviator, Run Forever, Maps For Travelers, Old Lines, Puig Destroyer, Lee Corey Oswald and more. Those in attendance will also have a chance to win a No Sleep 2014 Vinyl Subscription, an Orbit Basic Turntable from U-Turn Audio, a gift certificate from Keep Company, and a snowboard and outfits from Glamour Kills.

Full tracklist for the No Sleep sampler, and the Xerxes dates/streams, below...


Xerxes - "A Toast"

Xerxes - "Use As Directed" / "Nosedive" (Audiotree Live)

Xerxes -- 2014 Tour Dates
Oct 17 The Hideaway Johnson, TN
Oct 18 Lunchbox Records Charlotte, NC
Oct 19 Strange Matter Richmond, VA
Oct 20 Amityville Music Hall Amityville, NY
Oct 21 The Paper Box Brooklyn, NY (No Sleep/BV CMJ)
Oct 22 The Fire Philadelphia, PA
Oct 23 Mahall's Lakewood, OH
Oct 24 Double Happiness Columbus, OH
Oct 31 The Firehouse Birmingham, AL*
Nov 1 The Fest Gainesville, FL
Nov 3 97 Estoria Atlanta, GA*
Nov 4 Stone Fox Nashville, TN*

* - w/ Coliseum


No Sleep Records' CMJ Exclusive 12" Vinyl Sampler Track List:
Side A
01. '68 - Three Is A Crowd
02. Chris Farren - Eagle Eyes
03. Xerxes - Chestnut Street
04. The Felix Culpa - Locked Groove 78**
05. Aviator - Untitled**
06. Run Forever - Lost The Feeling
07. Rescuer - Smile**
08. In Between - Locustvale
09. Foreign Tongues - Luxury

Side B
10. Maps For Travelers - Good Life
11. Seasons Change - Hope This Stains
12. Major League - Pillow Talk
13. Old Lines - Traps
14. Moose Blood - Anyway
15. Puig Destroyer - Mike Trout
16. Grey Gordon - Target
17. Lee Corey Oswald - Progress

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