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Known for their indie rock scuzz-meets-growling guitar grunge, California X has announced their highly anticipated sophomore album Nights in the Dark. The follow up to their critically acclaimed eponymous debut, the new album will be released January 13, 2015 via Don Giovanni Records. Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Speedy Ortiz) once again helms the engineering deck, ensuring the new record retains all the distorted overdrive of the band’s characteristic fuzzed out, hard guitar-driven sound.

Drawing on influences from 70s rock to 90s alternative, Nights in the Dark not only stimulates the senses but it allowed the quartet to delve deeper into more conceptual work, the contrast between light and dark, contentment and longing. Title track “Nights In The Dark” bursts the record open with power pop hooks and euphoric guitar. “Nights in the Dark” premiered with VICE’s Noisey and is available HERE to post and share!

Heavy on distorted guitar hooks and rhythms, Nights in the Dark finds the quartet exploring both mood and texture.  “Red Planet” is a slow burning jam, gradually introducing percussion rolling into a wailing guitar peak, eventually leaving the embers burning out. The gravitated jam that opens “Blackrazor (pt. 1)” builds to addictive vocal harmonies and then to the manic power of “Blackrazor (pt. 2)”, followed by the gentle tapping build of instrumental cut “Garlic Road,” punctuated by spare piano chords.

Formed by friends Lemmy Gurtowsky and Dan Jones upon relocating to Amherst, MA, California X have crafted a more mature sophomore record, that find solace in a heavy, lush and melodic home with the addition of Zach Brower on guitar and Cole Lanier on drums. An introspective vision is confronted as the band maneuvers, seamlessly as ever, from fuzzy power chords to conceptual ballads.


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Butch Walker has announced his highly anticipated seventh full-length album Afraid Of Ghosts, out February 3 via Dangerbird Records. With his remarkably diverse resume that includes everything from guitar god to GRAMMY and CMA nominated producer, Walker's new LP shows both skill and tenderness. The production was helmed by Ryan Adams at his PAX AM Studios in LA along with friends & special guests Johnny Depp and Bob Mould. With gritty hints of folk, pop and rock, Afraid Of Ghosts weaves a journey through life, love, death and everything in between.

The album opens with title track “Afraid of Ghosts” which finds Walker attempting to come to terms with his demons over spare acoustic guitar notes and accordion chords, while the gentle doo-wop of “How Are Things Love” brings both the artist and the listener back in time. “Bed On Fire” takes things back up a notch as haunting strings and electric guitar build to a chill-inducing distorted crescendo.

First album single “Chrissie Hynde” wistfully recounts the legendary Pretenders frontwoman’s voice coming through the speakers, over a combination of acoustic and electric guitar, piano and a solitary drumbeat, captivating as always with Walker’s effortlessly unique vocals. The track is available to post and share HERE, and on iTunes as an instant-grat MP3 w/ Afraid Of Ghosts pre-order now!

Throughout his career, Butch Walker has always inspired with his infectious yet never over-bearing sense of melody. He joins his friend Ryan Adams on the road this fall for a nationwide tour. Together he & Adams will be one thing: undeniable.


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On the cusp of celebrating 10 years as a band, Screaming Females announces Rose Mountain, the New Jersey DIY-punk trio’s sixth LP due February 24 on Don Giovanni Records. The band self-produced their previous releases (with Steve Albini engineering their 2012 LP Ugly and the 2014 concert album Live at the Hideout) but overturned the long-standing, self-imposed rule this time by bringing in Matt Bayles (Mastodon, the Sword) as a producer. Setting out with a vision so clear that it almost became a studio mantra, the resulting songs are concise, crisp and melodic, in essence creating at once their most complex and accessible record to date.

Upon listening to the blazing guitar and ecstatic percussion on Rose Mountain, the word “restraint” may not initially come to mind. And while melody has always been a central part of the band’s music, the musicians have often layered them into massive thickets of interlocking sound on previous albums. However, on Rose Mountain the band was ready to try something more streamlined with Paternoster’s vocal melodies and lyrical themes being pushed into the forefront, while never skimping on the raw intensity they have become known for.

Taut album opener “Empty Head” leads with a powerful guitar line that will leave fans enraptured on contact. Lovesick ballad “Hopeless” builds to a lush emotive climax while album closer “Criminal Image” takes on a more powerful stance with ecstatic guitar-driven peaks broken up by moments of melancholy. The infectious bass line and powerful arpeggiated guitar line set the stage for sweetly growling vocals on “Ripe”. "Ripe" was revealed with Pitchfork today and is available to post and share HERE.

Formed in 2005, Screaming Females is singer/guitarist Marisa Paternoster, bassist Michael Abbate and drummer Jarrett Dougherty. The band has performed alongside Dinosaur Jr., The Julie Ruin, Titus Andronicus + more and just wrapped up a national tour with PUJOL. Stay tuned for more info and opportunities to experience the band’s ferocity live on stage.


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12/17/2014, Screaming Females Live Video Dir. By Lance Bangs (Nirvana, Slint, Pavement), Tour Dates + LP Out 2/24!
12/17/201412/17/2014, Screaming Females Live Video Dir. By Lance Bangs (Nirvana, Slint, Pavement), Tour Dates + LP Out 2/24!
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On the cusp of celebrating 10 years as a band, Screaming Females’ sixth LP Rose Mountain is slated for release February 24 on Don Giovanni Records and is available to pre-order now. MORE» More»

On the cusp of celebrating 10 years as a band, Screaming Females’ sixth LP Rose Mountain is slated for release February 24 on Don Giovanni Records and is available topre-order now. Setting out with a crystal clear vision to create songs both concise and melodic, the band explores a more streamlined sound, pushing vocal melodies and lyrical themes to the forefront but never sacrificing their signature raw intensity.
 
Nowhere is this intensity more apparent than in Screaming Females live performance, with their presence and precision almost shockingly apparent, especially when considering the massive sound is created by only three musicians. The trio display their virtuosity and energy in the live video take of “Ripe,” directed by the legendary Lance Bangs (Sonic Youth, Nirvana, Kanye West) at 94 Jewel Street Studios. The “Ripe (Live at 94 Jewel)” video transforms the massive riffs of the album single into an epic live experience that fans will surely want to catch on tour.

Formed in 2005, Screaming Females is singer/guitarist Marisa Paternoster, bassistMichael Abbate and drummer Jarrett Dougherty. The New Jersey DIY-punk trio self-produced their previous releases (with Steve Albini engineering their 2012 LP Ugly and the 2014 concert album Live at the Hideout) but overturned the long-standing, self-imposed rule this time by bringing in Matt Bayles (Mastodon, the Sword) as a producer.

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12/17/2014

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12/17/2014, California X Drop "Hadley, MA" w/ CoS, Announce National Tour, Sophomore LP out 1/13
12/17/201412/17/2014, California X Drop "Hadley, MA" w/ CoS, Announce National Tour, Sophomore LP out 1/13
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12/17/2014
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12/17/2014
California X’ highly anticipated sophomore album Nights in the Dark will be released January 13, 2015 via Don Giovanni Records. MORE» More»

California X’ highly anticipated sophomore album Nights in the Dark will be releasedJanuary 13, 2015 via Don Giovanni Records. The new record not only stimulates the senses but it allowed the quartet to delve deeper into more conceptual work, the contrast between light and dark, contentment and longing. A follow up to their critically acclaimed eponymous debut, Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Speedy Ortiz) once again helms the engineering deck, ensuring the new record retains all the distorted overdrive of the band’s characteristic fuzzed out, hard guitar-driven sound.
 
Drawing on influences from 70s rock to 90s alternative, “Hadley, MA” is an epic ballad with emotive lyrical harmonies and tremendous guitar solos. Yet another example of the indie rock scuzz-meets-growling grunge that the band is revered for, “Hadley, MA” premiered with Consequence of Sound and is available to post and share HERE.
 
Formed by friends Lemmy Gurtowsky and Dan Jones upon relocating to Amherst, MA, California X have crafted a more mature sophomore record, that find solace in a heavy, lush and melodic home with the addition of Zach Brower on guitar and Cole Lanier on drums. An introspective vision is confronted as the band maneuvers, seamlessly as ever, from fuzzy power chords to conceptual ballads.

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12/17/2014

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12/17/2014, Asaf Avidan's New Album Gold Shadow to be Released February 3
12/17/201412/17/2014, Asaf Avidan's New Album Gold Shadow to be Released February 3
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Israeli singer-songwriter and musician Asaf Avidan is due to release his sophomore full-length album on February 3. The record is a perfect combination of Asaf’s pop sensibility, complex melodic arrangements, captivating lyrics, and signature voice. MORE» More»

Israeli singer-songwriter and musician Asaf Avidan has been involved in a variety of artistic pursuits since entering adulthood. However, his heart lies in music and in both bands and as a solo artist he has found worldwide success and recognition. Having toured all over the globe he has built up a devoted following as well as a reputation for a legendary live show.
 
His sophomore full-length album is entitled Gold Shadow and is slated for a worldwide release on February 3. The record is a perfect combination of Asaf’s pop sensibility, complex melodic arrangements, captivating lyrics, and signature voice.
 
Already receiving love, the album’s debut single “Over My Head” premiered on All Songs Considered and is now accompanied by a beautiful music video. Bob Boilen, who has raved about Avidan in the past, also had the singer be a part of his Tiny Desk Concerts series. Boilen described the performance by saying, “The Tiny Desk Concert with just him and guitar was spellbinding.”
 
Over My Head” was written during a sleepless night in Paris a few years ago; Asaf explains that it was inspired by the relationship he has with his life partner. "It was the night when I put my old demons to sleep, and decided to choose life. ‘Till this day I'm amazed that she had the patience for my stupidity, and this is my way to say thank you ... thank you for leaving the door open."
 
First entering the music industry through his group Asaf Avidan & The Mojos, he proved himself to be an incredibly adept front man, destined for the largest stages. The band’s recordings achieved platinum status across Europe as well as topping Best of the Year lists in various countries. As a solo artist he has proved himself to be just as capable a performer and writer.
 
Thanks to the breakout success of his track “One Day / Reckoning Song” he has been able to propel his solo career to new heights. The single hit number one in fourteen countries as a remix by a Berlin DJ called DJ Wankelmut. The DJ took the delicate acoustic lament and dressed it up for the dance floor with synthetic beats and voice distortion. So far it’s ranked up nearly 145 million views on YouTube.
 
In 2012 Asaf released his debut solo album entitled Different Pulses. Gaining huge amounts of acclaim overseas, but never being officially released in the United States, he toured constantly throughout the next few years. Having performed in some of the biggest venues worldwide, Asaf took a break and penned his newest release.
 
Gold Shadow will be released on February 3 and Asaf will be embarking on a nationwide tour in the beginning of that month. Check out the tour dates below.

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12/15/2014, Legendary Post-Punk Trio Erase Errata Announce 4th Studio Album, 1st Single "My Life In Shadows"
12/15/201412/15/2014, Legendary Post-Punk Trio Erase Errata Announce 4th Studio Album, 1st Single "My Life In Shadows"
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Following a 4-year hiatus, legendary San Francisco post-punk trio Erase Errata is has announced their fourth studio album Lost Weekend, set to be self-released on January 20 via the band’s own label Under The Sun and distributed by Revolver. MORE» More»


Following a 4-year hiatus, legendary San Francisco post-punk trio Erase Errata is has announced their fourth studio album Lost Weekend, set to be self-released on January 20 via the band’s own label Under The Sun and distributed by Revolver. Notorious for clocking in songs at 60 seconds, the new album packs the same raw punch while also reflecting the band’s sonic growth with meatier songs.  Erase Errata is Jenny Hoyston on vocals, guitar, trumpet, Ellie Erickson on bass and Bianca Sparta on drums.
 
Frantic percussion and booming bass hammer over Jenny Hoyston’s signature lush vocals on “Don’t Sit/Lie” delivering simple lyrics with a politically charged message. A nod to the angular, no wave sound of the band’s first record Other Animals, album opener “History of Handclaps” is a playful foray that distinguishes itself from the rest of the album. Background vocalists on the song, include alt-country troubadour William Elliot Whitmore and Rob Spector, singer of Not Not Fun dark wave trio Bronze. With a sound inspired by Surfside Beach and the Texas Gulf, the moody lead single “My Life In Shadows” is an understated emancipation anthem to ward off toxicity with a positive acquisition of control.
 

Peculiar tension, relentless energy, and a kind of thoughtful rage on Lost Weekend set the stage for what is an undeniably catchy new record.  The ripping maelstrom is sure to satisfy fans who have been craving more from the band for years. Stay tuned for more on Erase Errata coming soon!

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12/15/2014

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12/15/2014, Goodnight Records to Release KNTRLR's First LP "The Great Filter"+ Non-Ebola Gutter Dates
12/15/201412/15/2014, Goodnight Records to Release KNTRLR's First LP "The Great Filter"+ Non-Ebola Gutter Dates
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The LP expands their sound just as well as it expresses their maturity, both in music and in life experience. The men behind KNTRLR have evolved, but their backgrounds may belie some of the pensive lyrical storytelling of their best songs. MORE» More»

The LP expands their sound just as well as it expresses their maturity, both in music and in life experience.  The men behind KNTRLR have evolved, but their backgrounds may belie some of the pensive lyrical storytelling of their best songs.  From love and death to loss and family, the sum of the band’s life experiences has created a darker collection of songs. Michael is raising children, and the untimely passing of their close friend and The Great Filter initial sound engineer Jim Bentley has no doubt affected the songwriting. “XXX” is the first single from their new record, and the strong confidence in the sound they’ve built is obvious; the life experience has served KNTRLR’s music well.
 
If The Walkmen joined with Death Grips and toured brothels, we have something like the sound of KNTRLR’s debut LP The Great Filter.

In NYC? Catch them making up for their Ebola cancelled Gutter show, Dec. 20th. KNTRLR, there for you.

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12/15/2014