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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

Feb 07, 2017

Dustin Kensrue Announces Co-Headline Tour With Manchester Orchestra's Andy Hull

Dustin Kensrue is excited to announce his spring solo tour with Manchester Orchestra frontman Andy Hull. The co-headline stint begins March 22nd in Louisville, KY and wraps March 30th in Houston, TX. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

The Fan Club presale begins today, and tickets can be purchased HERE. The general public on-sale starts Friday, February 10 at 12:00pm local time, with tickets available on Kensrue’s website.

For this past year’s Record Store Day, Kensrue released More Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood, a two-track 7” featuring a pair of unreleased covers from the original Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood recordings – Mumford and Sons’ “Sigh No More” and Imogen Heap’s “Hide and Seek.” Fans can purchase More Thoughts HERE.

Thrice and Manchester Orchestra will also play a sold out co-headline show at the House of Blues Anaheim on March 7th.

Dustin Kensrue On Tour:
3/22 – Louisville, KY @ Mercury Ballroom
3/23 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
3/24 – Macon, GA @ Cox Capitol Theatre
3/25 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
3/26 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
3/28 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Varsity Theatre
3/29 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/30 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall

Dustin Kensrue - Thoughts That Float On A Different Blood: iTunes | Amazon | CD & Vinyl

Feb 06, 2017

Thrice, Frank Iero and the Patience Announce Summer Tour With Rise Against and Deftones

Thrice and Frank Iero and the Patience have just announced that they will be the special guests on Rise Against and Deftones’ North American tour this summer! Thrice will be direct support for the tour, performing at each stop. Frank Iero and the Patience will be the opening acts for select dates.

The general public on-sale will take place Friday, February 10th at 10:00am local time. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Jan 31, 2017

Mayer Hawthorne Shares New Video For "Time For Love"

Mayer Hawthorne has debuted a new video for his single, “Time For Love,” shot at Los Angeles’ YouTube Space. The video encourages fans to “dance like nobody’s watching” and perfectly captures Mayer’s classic vibe: groovy, fun, and always soulful.

The track appears on Mayer’s latest EP, Party of One, a follow up to his 2016 studio album, Man About Town.

Mayer Hawthorne – Party of One: iTunes | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play | Soundcloud

Jan 30, 2017

Bad Suns Unveil "Outskirts of Paradise" Summer Tour

In continued celebration of their second studio album, Disappear Here, Bad Suns are pleased to announce their “Outskirts of Paradise” summer headline tour. Following their first leg of shows, the guys will be back in May playing across North America with support from HUNNY. A full list of dates can be found below, along with on-sale information.

Artist Presale: Tuesday, January 31 @ 10am local (password: BUENALUNA)
Spotify Presale: Wednesday, February 1 @ 10am local (password: HEARTBREAKER)
General On-Sale: Friday, February 3 @ 10am local

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

Jan 09, 2017

Vagrant 20 Phase IV: A Trio of Alkaline Trio Represses

Our trio of Alkaline Trio #Vagrant20 represses are here! These exclusive split colorways are only available in our webstore and are limited to 1500 copies. Fans can grab them HERE.

In addition, 180g black copies of each title will be available at indie retailers. Check your local record store for availability.

Dec 19, 2016

CRUISR Announces February Tour

Today, CRUISR announced a set of February tour dates! Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

Dec 14, 2016

Bad Suns Announce Spring Heartbreaker Tour

California’s own Bad Suns are excited to follow up their sold out fall headline tour by announcing their spring headline dates in support of their sophomore release, Disappear Here. The 14 date Heartbreaker Tour kicks off February 28th in Salt Lake City, UT and wraps March 20th in Tucson, AZ. Fans can purchase presale tickets via the general on sale beginning at 10:00am local time on Friday. A complete list of dates can be found HERE, and fans can pick up a limited edition Heartbreaker t-shirt via the band’s merch store.

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

Dec 07, 2016

PJ Harvey Announces North American Tour

Following yesterday’s Best Alternative Music Album nomination from Recording Academy / GRAMMYs for The Hope Six Demolition Project, PJ Harvey will embark on her most extensive North American headline tour in more than ten years.

April 13 - Toronto, ON - Massey Hall & Roy Thomson Hall
April 15 - Montreal, QC - Le Métropolis de Montréal
April 17 - Boston, MA - House of Blues Boston
April 20 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Steel
April 21 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore Philadelphia
April 22 - Richmond, VA - The National
April 24 - Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
April 27 - Dallas, TX - The Bomb Factory
April 28 - Austin, TX - Stubb's Austin
April 29 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center
May 2 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore Auditorium
May 5 - Seattle, WA - WaMu Theater
May 7 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
May 9 - San Francisco, CA - The Masonic
May 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Greek Theatre

Pre-sale tickets will be available on Thursday, December 8th. General on-sale will commence on Friday, December 9th at 10am ET with the exception of Brooklyn and San Francisco dates which will go on sale Friday, December 16th. For full details visit

PJ Harvey – The Hope Six Demolition Project: iTunes | Spotify | Amazon | Google Play