On September 17th, we’ll be releasing Dead Language, the fourth studio album from our favorite Torontonians, THE FLATLINERS. Dead Language is the follow-up to the band’s acclaimed 2010 album Cavalcade. Recorded by long-time producer Steve Rizun, Dead Language is the band’s most personal and invigorating record to date. The album features 13 new tracks filled with intelligent songwriting, arena-sized choruses, big guitars and a distinct musical fluidity that comes from playing together as a band for over 10 years. Vocalist Chris Cresswell had this to say, “Dead Language is the culmination of 10 years of hard work – our first album in 3 years and our 4th overall. We were finally able to capture our sound and energy as a touring band on record, having recorded the majority of these songs live off the floor. This was easily the most fun we’ve ever had recording and I think that comes through in these songs.” Known for putting on a killer live show, THE FLATLINERS will bring their “perfect concoction of break-neck guitar rhythms, complementary solos, sing-along lyrics and danceable interludes” to a slew of cities over the next few months. Check the awesome cover art below designed by Richard Minino of Black Axe/Horsebites design.
Masked Intruder, our newest pop-punk crimelords, are being put to work. Yep, 6 weeks of hard labor. Masked Intruder headline the Red Scare Across America tour, hitting both coasts! Along with support from Elway and Sam Russo, you might catch special guests like Sundowner, Nothington, or The Copyrights. A very nifty tour, and it’ll be the first time Masked Intruder is hitting many of these towns, so be on alert! View the tour dates below.
7/8- Chicago, IL @ Gman Tavern (acoustic tour kickoff party!)
7/10- Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club (w/ The Manix!)
7/11- Moline, IL @ Bier Stube
7/12- Madison, WI @ The Frequency
7/13- Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen (w/ Brendan Kelly!)
7/14- Detroit, MI @ Small’s
7/15- Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
7/16- Harrisburg (Lemoyne), PA @The Champ
7/17- Baltimore, MD @ Sidebar
7/18- Boston, MA @ Middle East
7/19- New York, NY @ Santo’s House Party
7/20- Brooklyn, NY @ Suburbia
7/21- Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire (w/ Timeshares!)
7/22- Durham, NC @ Motorco
7/23- Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
7/24- Pittsburgh, PA @ 222 Ormsby
7/25- Cincinnati, OH @ Southgate House
7/26- St Louis, MO @ Firebird (w/ The Copyrights!)
7/27- Omaha, NE @ Sokol Underground
7/28- Denver, CO @ The Marquis
7/29- Ft. Collins, CO @ Surfside 7
7/30- Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed
7/31- Boise, ID @ Sammy’s
8/1- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
8/2- Longview, WA @ Chinese Gardens (early matinee show!)
8/2- Portland, OR @ Backspace (w/ Sundowner!)
8/3- Berkeley, CA @ 924 Gilman Street (w/ Druglords of the Avenues!)
8/4- Sacramento, CA @ Luigi’s
8/5- Modesto, CA @ Hero’s
8/6- Santa Cruz, CA @ Blue Lagoon
8/7- San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill (w/ Nothington!)
8/8- Ventura, CA @ Zoey’s Cafe
8/9- Los Angeles, CA @ Five Star Bar (w/ Vultures United!)
8/10- Pomona, CA @ VLHS (w/ The Bombpops!)
8/11- San Diego, CA @ The Void (w/ The Bombpops!)
8/12- Tempe, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
8/13- Albuquerque, NM @ Gasworks
8/14- Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory
8/15- Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar
8/16- Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza
8/17- Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club
We released Propagandhi’s classic first album How to Clean Everything back in 1993 and are celebrating the 20th anniversary with a new edition on August 20th! Guitarist Chris Hannah explains his reasoning for it, “Maybe it’s the bath-salts talking, but I have come believe that there is value in having something that haunts you until you are dead. I give you… How To Clean Everything, the 20th anniversary edition.” The reissue includes the full album (duh), the 3 outtakes that Fat Mike cut from the record, and a super rare 4-song HTCE demo. Of course the album was re-mastered from the original analog reels AND, this is the neat part, we are offering an exclusive Tab Book for the entire album! With both guitar and bass transcribed by Chris himself, the book will be available bundled with the reissue. 20 years on and these gents are still hard at work. You can catch them on tour in Europe and once a month you can listen to Chris and Derek Hogue’s (from G7) Escape Velocity Radio, a monthly podcast that dips into such subject matter as science, philosophy, history and origins of consciousness. The podcast has nothing to do with this release of course but it reminds us of the journey these guys have taken and continue to be as relevant today, as they were 20 years ago when they released their breakout record How To Clean Everything.
L.A. bluegrass punks Old Man Markley just embarked on a summer tour with the Dropkick Murphys in support of their latest offering, Down Side Up. Just to get you pumped up for the upcoming dates the band put together a ton of footage from their winter tour with DKM. Live shots, backstage antics, snowball fights, ping pong, tour van tomfoolery… it’s all in there. And it’s set to 6 songs from their latest album! Not that there was any question, but these kids know how to have a good time, on and off stage. Enjoy!
Holy, where does time go? It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years since the release of RISE AGAINST’s landmark album Revolutions Per Minute. We’re stoked to celebrate the 10th anniversary with the release of RPM10, out today! This enhanced edition of Revolutions Per Minute features 10 bonus tracks of demos along with the originally recorded album and expanded packaging, including personal accounts from the band members about the creation of the album. RPM10 is the perfect nod to an album that defined a genre and hasn’t lost a bit of steam over the past 10 years. Head over to Alternative Press and read a track by track by singer Tim McIIrath. Then go to SPIN where they’re premiering the demo version of Heaven Knows!
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