face to face kicked off their 25th anniversary year with a bang—reuniting with FAT for their ninth album, Protection —and it’s not over yet. We’ve been basking in the glow all year, and realized when perusing their back catalog, that there was a major (label) problem: two classic face to face albums aren’t available on vinyl and haven’t been for at least 20 years! Therefore, on December 16th, in cooperation with face to face main man Trever Keith’s Antagonist imprint, FAT will reissue the band’s first three albums: Don’t Turn Away, Big Choice, and Face to Face. In addition to being back in print on vinyl, each album has been brilliantly remastered by Joe Gastwirt. As if that’s not enough, each record contains two rare bonus songs, culled from the album’s original recording sessions. You also may notice that we’ve returned Don’t Turn Away to its original navy blue artwork, and added a touch of silver to each cover, a nod to the band’s 25 years. Check back soon, as we’ll be announcing the pre-order shortly! In the meantime, catch face to face live across Canada and the Midwest over the next two weeks.
Dead To Me’s killer new EP is officially out today! Listen to I Wanna Die In Los Angeles in its entirety on Noisey, Bandcamp, iTunes, or Youtube (above). Order your copy today! Then, read a new review or two. Don’t miss DTM live…they’ve just announced a flurry of dates, which include a run in the Mid-West, with more dates on the way. If you’re making the annual pilgrimage to Gainesville for FEST, we’ll see you there! Dead To Me plays on Saturday, October 29th at 12:40 PM (early afternoon), so set your alarms! Check out the full schedule here!
We are only days away from the October 21st release of Dead To Me’s awesome new EP, I Wanna Die In Los Angeles! However, today, you can hear the entire EP over at Noisey! Then, check out their upcoming tour dates, which include a recently announced run in the Mid-West. If you haven’t grabbed your copy of I Wanna Die In Los Angeles, do so today!
Direct Hit has announced a 2-week U.S. tour with Tenement this fall! They’ll be playing all the hits, including songs from their debut FAT album, Wasted Mind. Head HERE for all the dates and info. Then, read what vocalist/guitarist Nick Woods had to say about their upcoming tour below:
I’ve always watched Tenement from afar, kind of – I listened to their album Napalm Dream a lot, and spent a lot of time with Predatory Headlights on my car stereo. But they obviously fall outside the usual scene we play in, and the kind of music that’s influenced our band. So I was pleasantly surprised that they actually agreed to come and hang with us in November. We’re still figuring out our 2017, so this’ll be a great last trip to take before we close out the year.
Have you ever pondered what Zach Quinn, singer of PEARS, is like in his quiet moments? Does he even have quiet moments? When he isn’t stomping holes in a stage, he’s always moving. That motion continued from the PEARS stages to a more contemplative path, when he partnered with Joey Cape to produce and release his solo album over at One Week Records. As Zach explains, “This was the most fun I’ve had making a record. I showed up with a bunch of stuff that was unfinished, and we fleshed it out in the studio. It was like going to songwriting summer camp. The One Week concept only works because Joey has such good taste and clear vision, and there’s nothing more exciting for me than working with someone from whom there is so much to learn. The Caper is unparalleled. I’m super proud of this one.” Zach Quinn’s debut solo album was released digitally back in May on One Week Records. FAT will be releasing the vinyl edition on November 11th. If you haven’t heard a track yet, head to New Noise to listen to “Infinite Sigh,” then pre-order your copy of the vinyl edition, or grab the digital version here!
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