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May 10, 2017

Vagrant 20 Phase V: Hot Rod Circuit's Sorry About Tomorrow

The next phase of Vagrant 20 has arrived! Grab reissues of Hot Rod Circuit’s Sorry About Tomorrow now, available in exclusive pink, gray, and white marble vinyl.

For a limited time only, Vagrant is offering an exclusive deal on all 20th anniversary vinyl. Buy any 3 LPs and get free shipping on your whole order (U.S. addresses only). This is the perfect time to pick up a few records you've had your eye on, and there are tons great titles from to choose from. This promo won't last long so order now, and check it all out at the Official Vagrant Online Store today.

Next week, Hot Rod Circuit is heading out on the road as the special guests on Bayside and Say Anything’s co-headline trek. On May 28th, the guys will also be hitting Saturn in Birmingham, AL for a headline show. This marks the band’s first tour since 2011, and a full list of dates can be found below.

Hot Rod Circuit on Tour:
5/16 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater ^
5/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Soundstage ^
5/19 – Richmond, VA @ The National ^
5/20 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle ^
5/21 – Charleston, SC @ Music Farm ^
5/23 – Jacksonville, FL @ Mavericks ^
5/24 – Fort Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution ^
5/25 – Orlando, FL @ The Beacham ^
5/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade ^
5/27 – Nashville, TN @ Cannery Ballroom ^
5/28 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn #

^ – w/ Bayside and Say Anything
# – Headline

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May 05, 2017

LP's Lost On You Out Today

Acclaimed recording artist and songwriter LP has released her highly anticipated full length studio album Lost On You, to all physical and digital retailers today. Executive produced by Mike Del Rio [Christina Aguilera, X Ambassadors] with several tracks co-written by Nate Campany [Tove Lo, Carly Rae Jepsen, Martin Garrix], the album includes 5-previously released tracks from the songstress’ critically acclaimed 2016 EP, Death Valley, including the album’s title track and current single “Lost On You”, which has gained critical praise from such outlets as Paste, Noisey and Newsweek, who most recently described LP’s vocals as “reminiscent of the gravelly Johnny Cash”. To date, the track has amassed over 118 million YouTube views, 55 million Spotify streams, and has peaked at #1 in 17 countries around the world including France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Russia, Turkey, and more. Lost On You includes 8 additional cuts released for the first time in the U.S rounding out the album’s full 13-tracks.

On Wednesday, May 3rd, LP gave a praiseworthy performance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and is scheduled for performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden on May 8th and CONAN on May 9th. For viewing times, please check local listings.

A headlining North American Spring tour will kick off May 11th in Vancouver, BC. Scheduled to hit a number of major cities throughout the U.S. including Seattle, Nashville, the Hangout Music Festival in Alabama and Chicago, fans can expect to see what the LA Times has described as “the kind of show-stopping, booming voice that draws standing ovations". Shows in Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C., Chicago, Boston, and Seattle are already sold out.

LP - Lost On You: Available Now

Apr 20, 2017

WATERS Hit Reno In New Video For “Molly Is A Babe”

WATERS’ “Molly Is A Babe”, described by Stereogum as “...a scathing outcry against shitty day jobs, but also somehow a feel-good go out and seize the day anthem”, now has a suitably messy/happy video to accompany it directed by Jonathan Chu.

Lead singer Van Pierszalowski says, “Sometimes it’s hard to come up with an idea for a music video. That was certainly not the case for "Molly Is A Babe." Ever since we all started touring together, we fell in love with Reno and went out of our way to stay there whenever we could. It's such a glorious mess of flashy lights and empty hotel rooms. We've been daydreaming and brainstorming ideas and excuses to shoot a video there for years. Luckily, Reno also inspired our new song, so it was a no-brainer. We spent the night together in Reno and brought a good friend to film it.”

The Californian 5-piece will release Something More! on May 19th, 2017. Pre-order the album below!

Pre-order WATERS’ Something More!: iTunes | Vinyl/CD | Amazon Google Play

Apr 04, 2017

Thrice Share Video for "Hurricane"

Today, Thrice is proud to unveil the official video for “Hurricane,” their standout single from their ninth studio album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. Directed by Y2K, the video chronicles an eerie, yet powerful and passionate love story. Fans may also recognize one of the lead actors from the ”Black Honey” video released last summer.

Thrice - To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify

Mar 27, 2017

Balance and Composure, Mayer Hawthorne and Thrice Announce Record Store Day Titles

Balance and Composure, Mayer Hawthorne and Thrice have announced exclusive releases for this year’s Record Store Day!

Balance and Composure are excited to release Slow Heart, their new two-track 7” featuring a pair of songs from the original Light We Made sessions – “Run From Me” and “Body Language.” Slow Heart will have a limited run of 1,000 7”s for RSD.

Mayer Hawthorne’s Party Of One EP will receive its first physical release! Limited to 1,500 copies, the 12” is pressed on luminescent aquamarine vinyl.

Lastly, Thrice will release a two-track 7” titled Sea Change. Sea Change includes a b-side from last year’s To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere and a live version of “Black Honey.” This release is limited to 2,500.

Record Store Day is April 22, 2017. See the list of participating retailers HERE.

Mar 22, 2017

WATERS Share New Video For "Hiccups"

WATERS have unveiled the video for their power pop single “Hiccups”!

WATERS’ lead singer Van Pierszalowski says of the vivacious video, directed by Jonathan Chu of POP ETC, “It reflects the idea that life is inherently stacked against you, and the only way to get through it all is to embrace the fuck-ups, face-plants, and failed dreams as part of the journey. We wanted to make sure the video reflected the weird and fun nature of things while being aware that you will probably fail a ton on the way."

Pre-order WATERS’ Something More!: iTunes | Vinyl/CD | Amazon | Google Play

Mar 14, 2017

LP Announces North American Tour, New US Album Due Out In May

Acclaimed recording artist and songwriter LP has announced dates for her headlining North American Spring tour which kicks off May 11th in Vancouver, BC. Scheduled to hit major cities throughout the U.S. including Seattle, Nashville, Alabama at this year’s Hangout Music Festival, New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, the multi-city trek will support LP’s highly anticipated, forthcoming new album Lost On You, which is scheduled for release in early May.

The new album and tour announce on the heels of last year’s critically praised U.S. EP Death Valley, which spawned the hit single “Lost On You.” To date, the track has amassed over 91 million YouTube view as well as 44 million Spotify streams. What’s more, “Lost On You” has peaked at #1 in 17 countries around the world including France, Germany, Greece, Spain, Russia, Turkey, and more.

Tickets for LP’s upcoming North American Spring tour will go on-sale this Friday, March 17th beginning at 10AM local time. A fan pre-sale will begin Wednesday, March 15th at 10AM local time and end Thursday March 16th at 10PM local time. For all on-sale purchase info, head HERE.

Mar 01, 2017

Bad Suns Premiere "Heartbreaker" (Aqua Remix)

Bad Suns have revealed the brand new Aqua remix of their single, “Heartbreaker.” Produced by Nicholas ‘Aqua’ McCarrell and featuring additional bass & guitar by Todd Wisenbaker, the track offers a New Wave take on “Heartbreaker” that will appeal to multiple generations.

In time with the release, Bad Suns’ ‘Heartbreaker’ North American headline tour kicked off last night at The Complex in Salt Lake City. This summer, the band will also embark on their ‘Outskirts of Paradise’ trek, which includes a hometown show at the Fonda Theatre in Los Angeles on June 16th. In addition, the guys will play Houston’s Free Press Summer Fest the weekend of June 3rd-4th.

A full list of dates and links to purchase tickets can be found HERE.

Bad Suns – Disappear Here: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify

Feb 21, 2017

Balance and Composure Announce Spring US Tour

Today, Doylestown, PA’s own Balance and Composure announced that they will be back on the road this spring, headlining shows across the U.S. in support of their third studio album, Light We Made. After a trek across Australia and a performance at Santa Ana’s When We Were Young Festival, the band will head up to Amityville, NY on April 20th to kick off this leg of dates. The tour ends in Pittsburgh, PA on May 21st and features From Indian Lakes and Queen of Jeans as the support acts.

Light We Made, produced by Will Yip (Nothing, Pity Sex), showcases Balance and Composure toning down their hardcore, punk-rock roots and presenting a record dominated by soothing, harmonic tracks. Lauded as “catchy, groovy and pensively melodic” (Exclaim!), as well as their “most dynamic and ambitious release to date” (The Prelude Press), the album fulfills “its mission to broaden the band’s sound and discard any notions of close-mindedness” (Alternative Press).

Balance and Composure – Light We Made: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify

Feb 17, 2017

WATERS Announce New Album Something More!

WATERS have a new album! The Californian 5-piece will release Something More! on May 19th, 2017. First single, “Hiccups”, an energetic guitar driven power-pop ode to figuring things out, is out today.

Something More! is the band’s first release since 2015’s acclaimed What’s Real. Written and recorded over the past year in LA, following big-time touring runs with the likes of Weezer, Tegan and Sara, and Matt and Kim, the album came together after the five-piece band returned home and were forced to confront the day-to-day realities of everyday life.

Frontman Van Pierszalowski sees Something More! as both a gut-punch and a wake-up call to his younger self. “I wanted to make a record that was communicating with my teenager self, as if to say "It's always gonna be the same shit just in slightly different contexts.”...I wanted to make a mixtape, scribble notes all over the paper sleeve, get into the DeLorean, find high-school Van, and say "LISTEN TO THIS."” With that concept in mind, the band wrapped the record in some influences that the awkward teenage version of Van could listen to.

And while lead single “Hiccups,” produced by Tim Pagnotta (Walk The Moon), sounds euphoric on first listen - all chant-along vocals, adolescent angst and rowdy riffs - it finds Pierszalowski bellowing “I ain’t got no regrets…all my fuck-ups, all my hiccups, only brought me to you.” “I wanted to express that the fuck-ups and the mistakes are a necessary part of the struggle to figure shit out. Don't beat yourself up about it so damn much,” he says of the Pinkerton-inspired cut.

To that end, the bulk of the songs that comprise Something More! speak to feelings of restlessness and being alone, as well as having uber-intense issues with lovers, friends and family. But, as Pierszalowski says in explaining how in spite of this the album contains some of the most raucous, hook-driven songs of the band’s career, “These songs are pop songs. They sound fun on the surface. But they are dark songs in disguise.”

Pre-order Something More!: iTunes | Vinyl/CD | Amazon Google Play