Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Get Up Kids Tour Date Info

If you are too young to have enjoyed the first surge of popularity The Get Up Kids experienced back in the day, then it is high time you jump on this bandwagon now. They may be a bit older, but they are far from worse for the wear. If anything, time and experience have made them an even better band today. There are a mass of tour dates covering many places across the globe, but for those of you in LA, we specifically want to point out the August 13th date at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland).



CO-HEADLINE DATES WITH SAVES THE DAY
June 2 Durty Nellies Palantine, IL     Buy Tickets
June 3 The Loft     Lansing, MI Buy Tickets
June 4 Headliners Toledo, OH Buy Tickets
June 5 Mr Small's Theatre    Pittsburgh, PA     Buy Tickets
    June 7    Northern Lights       Clifton Park, NY            Buy Tickets   
June 8 The Crazy Donkey      Farmingdale, NY   Buy Tickets
June 9 Toad's Place        New Haven, CT Buy Tickets
June 10 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel    Providence, RI Buy Tickets
June 11 Starland Ballroom           Sayreville, NJ Buy Tickets
June 12 Crocodile Rock Cafe      Allentown, PA    Buy Tickets

MIDWEST HEADLINE DATES
July 7 The Waiting Room Omaha, NE Buy Tickets
July 8 Blue Moose Tap House    Iowa City, IA Buy Tickets
July 9 Summerfest (w/Dashboard Confessional)Milwaukee, WIBuy Tickets
July 10 Triple Rock Social Club    Minneapolis, MN      Buy Tickets
July 14 Outland Ballroom Springfield, MO Buy Tickets
July 15 The Firebird St Louis, MO Buy Tickets
July 16 Historic Southgate House Newport, KY Buy Tickets 

July 17 Exit/In Nashville, TN         Buy Tickets
(all shows except July 9 with The Globes & The Caves)

PACIFIC RIM 
July 30 Fuji Rock Festival Niigata, Japan Buy Tickets
Aug 5 The Hi Fi Brisbane, Australia Buy Tickets 

Aug 6 The Metro     Sydney, Australia Buy Tickets
Aug 7 Billboard The Venue Melbourne, Australia Buy Tickets
Aug 9 Fowlers Live Adelaide Australia Buy Tickets 

Aug 11 Powerstation  Auckland, New Zealand Buy Tickets

SoCAL PUNK ROCK HEADLINE SHOWS
Aug 13
    The Satellite (AKA Spaceland) Los Angeles, CA    Buy Tickets
Aug 14
Pappy & Harriet's Pioneertown, CA Buy Tickets 

UK & EUROPE
Sept 21   007 Prague, Czech Republic
Sept 22   Luxor Cologne, Ger
many 
Buy Tickets 
Sept 23 Reeperbahn Festival     Hamburg, Germany 
Buy Tickets 
Sept 24   Batschkapp Frankfurt, Germany 
Buy Tickets 
Sept 25 Backstage Halle     Munich, Germany  Buy Tickets 
Sept 27   Universum Stuttgart, Germany 
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Sept 28   Zeche Boch
um, Germany      
Buy Tickets 
Sept 29   Lido Berlin, Germany  Buy TicketsSept 30   Bolwerk Sneek, Netherlands    
 Oct 1 Rockhal Luxembourg 
Oct 2   Melkweg Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 4   Cockpit     Leeds, UK  
Buy TicketsOct 5  Koko     London, UK  Buy Tickets 
Oct 7   Mod Hasselt, Belgium 
Oct 9 Nouveau Casino     Paris, France 
Oct 11   Arean Vienna, Austria
Oct 12 A38 (on a boat)     Budapest, Hungary
Oct 13   Mocvara Zahgreb, Croatia

Oct 14   The Bronson Ravenna, Italy  
Oct 15   New Age Treviso, Italy
Oct 16 Abart Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 19   TBC Bilbao, Spain 
 Oct 20               TBC Lisbon, Portugal  
Oct 21 Sala Live Madrid, Spain 
Oct 22 Estraperlo Club     Barcelona, Spain

Monday, May 30, 2011

"England Keep My Bones" Streaming Live at NME

The new release by Frank Turner, England Keep My Bones, is now streaming on NME in advance of its upcoming release. Now this album went up on our ongoing list of the best albums of the year the minute its release was announced, and it has absolutely borne out our faith. So join us in supporting this excellent artist. Buy the music.


......I Still Believe


Saturday, May 28, 2011

Devastation in Joplin: How you can help.

As many of you have probably heard, the city of Joplin, Missouri was devastated by tornadoes roughly a week ago. What you may not know, is that Joplin is the home town of a number of people in the music community we cover including Christofer Drew of Never Shout Never fame and Carter Hulsey. Efforts have begun to meet both the short and long term needs of the people of this community, and you can help. All you have to do is text JOMO to 50555 to donate $10 to the relief efforts. This is the fundraiser that Christofer Drew has posted on the Never Shout Never Facebook page.  This $10 will appear on your cell phone bill. You don't need a credit card, or to go to a website, or mail something somewhere. You just use your phone, it's that simple, and you can be a part of helping these people get their lives back.

Friday, May 27, 2011

For The Fallen Dreams: "Back Burner" Review

For The Fallen Dreams “Back Burner”

This record isn’t going to change the world, and probably not even make this band famous. What it is going to do is generate an audience for their live show, which is probably the whole point for a band in this genre anyway. Formed in 2003, they have already lasted longer in the metalcore scene than many, albeit with some serious member changing. With the Rise Records release of “Back Burner” this week,  they have firmly placed themselves in a position to grow their fan base with this disc. The overwhelming impression you get from this disc is “I bet these guys are great live”.

The record was produced, mixed, and mastered by Tom Denney, a recognizable name for his time spent in A Day To Remember. Existing reviews of this album have criticized Denney for moving to clean up and pull the sound in a slightly more commercial and more easily accessible direction, but based on the recent successes of A Day to Remember it is hard to look at these things as a negative. Metalcore/hardcore fans and critics may cringe, but the fact is that this is still a business that exists and grows based on expanding your audience. Scene ideals are worthless if you cannot make a living as a band. Frontman Dylan Richter is tatted to the point that he has limited employment possibilities and is sure to be betting on a future in music.

Structurally, the arrangement of this disc with the switch up to a more mellow song at track 7, “Bottom Feeders” is great placement in the middle of the record as sonic relief. It has become to clich√© to relegate songs like this to the last track of the album so it’s great to see this song in the middle. To name the best track on the disc would be a bit of a toss up between “Don’t Give Up, Don’t Give In” and “Yellow”, also notable for being buried deep in the album rather than leading it off.  This record may not be the breakthrough they are looking for to headline a big tour, but it is certainly competent enough to find them a spate of opening spots while they look for their sound and their fan base.

For Fans Of: Alesana, Silverstein, Underoath, Of Mice & Men

Track listing:
Say What You Will
Deep Down Inside
Complicate The Situation
Only Unopened Arms
My Anthem-Like Symphony
The Big Empty
Bottom Feeders
Don't Give Up, Don't Give In
The Human Collective
Let Go
Yellow
Fist Fight

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Scream It Like You Mean It 2011

For Immediate Release

RockStar Energy Drink Presents: Scream It Like You Mean It 2011 in Association with www.Musicskins.com and www.Merchnow.com!

This Year’s Killer Lineup Features: Breathe Carolina, Chiodos, I See Stars, The Color Morale, Tek-One, The Air I Breathe

Trek Kicks Off July 15 In Seattle, Washington

Tickets Available For Pre-Sale Now @


After a hugely successful launch in 2010, The 2011 Scream It Like You Mean It Tour returns to the US on July 15 with a lineup that is sure to please concertgoers all summer long. Breathe Carolina (Fearless Records) will headline the tour with support from Chiodos (Equal Vision), I See Stars (Sumerian Records), The Color Morale (Rise Records), Tek-One and The Air I Breathe (Velocity/Rise Records). The trek kicks off July 15th in Seattle and winds down in Denver, CO on August 26.

Tickets are available for pre-sale now at: www.ScreamItLikeYouMeanIt.com/Events.


Scream It Like You Mean It 2011 Tour Dates
w/ Breathe Carolina, Chiodos, I See Stars, The Color Morale, Tek-One, & The Air I Breathe
7.15 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
7.17 - Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theatre
7.18 - San Francisco, CA @ Regency Ballroom
7.19 - Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades
7.20 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
7.21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Rock The Block Series/Fremont East
7.22 - Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
7.23 - San Diego, CA @ SOMA
7.24 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
7.26 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
7.27 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr Entertainment Center
7.28 - Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
7.29 - Dallas, TX @ The Door
7.30 - Memphis, TN @ New Daisy Theatre
7.31 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
8.2 - Pompano Beach, FL @ Rocketown
8.3 - St. Petersburg, FL @ State Theatre
8.4 - Orlando, FL @ The Social
8.5 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
8.6 - Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
8.7 - Norfolk, VA @ The NorVa
8.9 - West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
8.10 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
8.11 - Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
8.12 - New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
8.13 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
8.14 - Clifton Park, NY @ Northern Lights
8.16 - Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
8.17 - Toronto, ONT @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
8.18 - Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
8.19 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theatre
8.20 - Detroit, MI @ The Majestic Theatre
8.21 - Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
8.22 - Covington, KY @ Radio Down
8.23 - Indianapolis, IN @ Emerson Theatre
8.24 - Chicago, IL @ The Bottom Lounge
8.26 - Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall












Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Censorship is Alive and Well and Living in Canada: Living With Lions

A punk band doing something considered (by at least some people) to be controversial or in poor taste is hardly news. What is news is when the government of Canada sees fit to step in and basically force them into a position of giving back government grant money. Really? Did they even listen to the record or is this just a knee-jerk reaction to some idiot objecting to the artwork? No matter their rational, it is censorship. While it is great that their government sees fit to support the arts, it is horribly wrong when they step in to dictate what sort of art is or is not acceptable. If people are offended by the sensibilities of this band, then I really don't think they would be inclined to buy the album anyway, and would never even know to be offended. As it stands now I would hope that all of our readers will support this band in any way possible while they cope with the repercussions of this idiocy.

Here is the official statement released by the band:


A statement from Vancouver’s Living With Lions, regarding the recent controversy over the artwork to the band’s new album “Holy Shit” (Adeline Records):

The content of our artwork for our new recording was created out of our passion for satire and absurdist humor. The lyrical and musical content of this record does not contain any commentary on religion, nor does it use a pejorative or malicious voice against any particular group of people (excluding possibly some of our ex-girlfriends).

When the idea came up to simply alter the artwork for HOLY SHIT without having to expedite the repayment to FACTOR (The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings), we chose to entirely return the money so that HOLY SHIT can forever remain true to the original format.

The debate about government funding contributing to potentially controversial art is neither new nor truly resolved; but when the offended public complains, the politicians habitually remind groups like FACTOR, the NEA and the Arts Council that they can pull the plug rather than encourage discourse or scholarly debate.

We would like to thank our fans, friends and family for their continued support.  We'd especially like to thank some of our newer fans in the media whose stance(s) on free speech has been really influential:

"Only a fool would think that censoring and gagging someone is equivalent of changing their mind." - Ezra Levant

"I'm a mad believer in free speech and standing up to those who want to stifle free speech and impose standards of expectations." - James Moore

-          Living with Lions, May 24th 2011

The Ever So Beautiful Ramona

When launching a band does it hurt or help that both your lead singer and lead guitarist look like supermodels that have escaped from the pages of some overly hip fashion magazine? In the case of Karen and Charlie from the band Ramona, one would have to lean towards the opinion that it has helped. There is no greater evidence of this than the band being handpicked by fashion designer Christopher Bailey to participate in Burberry Acoustic, leading up to Karen Anne’s current place as one of the faces of Burberry. This was of course, accompanied by the fanfare of a feature in Elle magazine.

While many in the music scene would immediately dismiss this band for being too beautiful and too lucky to be garnering all this attention without even having released an album, this would be a mistake, based on the material that has come to light thus far. On one end, “New York City” (currently featured on the bands’ Myspace and Facebook page) features beautiful big production value and seems destined for radio, to the other end where the acoustic rendition of “How Long” (featured in the video shot for Burberry Acoustic) reflects their punky edge. There is no escaping it, you can hate them  for being this beautiful if you like, but you can’t help loving them for being so damn talented. Once their album drops internationally later this year we will likely see more of this fledgling band here in the states and I, for one, am looking forward to it.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Biffy Clyro: Live at Wembley DVD

A very special deal has just come available to pre-order the limited edition live cd/dvd tinset of Biffy Clyro's show that was shot live at Wembley last December. This is a must have for any Biffy fan, but you must hurry if you want the limited edition version as there are only 1500 available. They are an excellent live band, so this is a definite must own. Just click HERE to be connected to the order page. If you cannot get the limited edition, then be sure to pre-order the cd/dvd set anyway on one of the usual providers, listed on the same page.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

(I AM) Cassettes at The Wire 5/21/11

While I still have questions about the parentheses, there was no question that headliners (I Am) Cassettes were the overwhelming favorites of the lineup Saturday night at The Wire in Upland. Fronted by Josh Paschke, formerly of local favorites Planes Crash, this highly underrated band ripped through a short yet intriguing set that showcased both their harder and softer sides.  The highlight of the set was without question their ballad “Believe”, that has been the subject of a very well done, yet simply shot music video. It was intriguing to watch Josh apologize to the crowd for playing a slow song, though it may in fact be the song that catapults them to a wider audience.


The band is currently enjoying a measure of notoriety at Hot Topic’s Unsigned Band of the Month for May, so be sure to check out the site and pick up some music and merch from the band. While I still can’t quite figure out whether the Bieber admiration is genuine or ironic (seems to be genuine), it was on clear display via Josh’s guitar, and further evidenced by his somewhat famous Bieber tattoo that even has its’ own Facebook page. (I Am) Cassettes have variously been attributed to being from both Riverside and Ontario, but no matter where you attribute them to, they are dyed in the wool Inland Empire boys, well evidenced by the fact that several of their families were in attendance, and the fact that they play the IE with a great deal of frequency. Such frequency, in fact, that they will be back at The Wire in June on the bill with The Ataris. So be sure to pick up tickets quick.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

The Ataris: June 14th at The Wire

Coming up in June, on the 14th to be exact, you are going to get an amazing opportunity to see The Ataris play acoustic in the tiny venue that is The Wire. If you are too young to remember the heydey of The Ataris, or only remember them for the fame that came their way as a result of their cover of "Boys of Summer", then you truly do not know what you are missing. They have been turning out an amazing body of work since 1995, all of which is worth owning, though you can start with the link to the left.

The last time we photographed the band was a headlining show at The House of Blues, so that gives you the idea of what an opportunity this is. Click the link above to connect to The Wire and get info on tickets now.

Friday, May 20, 2011

I Am Cassettes at The Wire May 21st

Tomorrow night The Wire in Upland plays host to a great lineup of local bands featuring I Am Cassettes from Riverside. Featuring Josh Paschke, formerly of Planes Crash, this will be an excellent way to spend Saturday night. So come on out to this tiny, fabulous venue just north of the I-10 in Old Town Upland.

Location:
The Wire
247 N. 2nd Ave
Upland, CA 91786

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Darlings News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

LA’S
THE DARLINGS
ON TOUR NOW WITH
PUNK LEGENDS FACE TO FACE AND STRUNG OUT

BAND’S LATEST RELEASE “THE NEW ESCAPE” OUT NOW ON GADSEN RECORDS


LA rockers The Darlings have come a long way since their inception in 2005. After beating out hundreds of bands to win this year’s Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands, the Darlings had their song “What Lies Below” picked up by the Anaheim Ducks, who used the track for their 09/10 season promo spots on Prime Ticket. The band’s song “Let’s Roll” has also been in steady rotation on influential LA modern rock station KROQ’s Locals Only show for months. In addition to taking part in the Vans Warped Tour for the third time last summer and securing endorsements from Ernie Ball, they hit the road on tours with Pennywise, Guttermouth, Strung Out and others.

The Darlings, recently signed to Gadsen Records, are currently touring in support of their latest release, “The New Escape” which melds the individual members’ classic rock and alternative influences into a hearty dose of honest and pure, rock and roll that steers clear of trends and posturing.  Stand out songs include "Let's Roll" "Hypnotize" "Untitled" and "Broken Heart Still Beating."

The New Escape” was recorded by at Z Studios and Tao Creations in Los Angeles and was produced/recorded/mixed by Ed Faris. Guest musicians include Donnie Nemarnik of Tiger Army who plays pedal steel guitar on "Head Hunter" and Jason Cruz of Strung Out who provides back up vocals on "Where Do We Go.

The Darlings are on tour now with fellow Southern California punks Face to Face and Strung Out (dates below).



The Darlings Tour Dates (w/ Face to Face and Strung Out)

MAY 18- Best Buy Theatre- New York, NY - 7:00 PM

MAY 19-  Toad's Place- New Haven, Ct. - 7:00 PM

MAY 20-  Starland Ballroom- Sayreville, NJ- 7:00 PM

MAY 21- Trocadaro, Philadelphia, PA - 7:00 PM

MAY 22- Ram's Head Live- Baltimore, MD - 7:00 PM

MAY 23- Black Cat- Washington DC, US - 7:00 PM

MAY 24- The Norva- Norfolk, VA - 7:00 PM

MAY 25- The Orange Peel, Asheville, NC - 7:00 PM

MAY 26- The Masquerade- Atlanta, GA - 7:00 PM

MAY 27- House Of Blues- Lake Buena Vista, FL - 7:00 PM

MAY 28- Revolution- Fort Lauderdale, FL, NUS - 7:00 PM

MAY 29- State Theater- St. Petersburg, FL - 7:00 PM

MAY 30- Free Bird Live- Jacksonville, FL - 7:00 PM

MAY 31- Vinyl Music Hall- Pensacola, FL - 7:00 PM

JUN 1- House of Blues- New Orleans, LA - 7:00 PM

JUN 2- Warehouse Live- Houston, TX - 7:00 PM

JUN 3- La Zona Rosa- Austin, TX- 7:00 PM

JUN 5- Granada Theater- Dallas, TX - 7:00 PM

JUN 6- White Rabbit- San Antonio, TX- 7:00 PM

JUN 7- Minglewood Hall- Memphis, TN - 7:00 PM

JUN 8 - Exit / In- Nashville, TN - 7:00 PM

JUN 9- The Pageant- St Louis, MO - 7:00 PM

JUN 10- Granada Theatre- Lawrence, KS - 7:00 PM

JUN 11- The Summit Music Hall- Denver, Colorado - 7:00 PM

JUN 12- The Aggie Theatre- Ft. Collins, CO - 7:00 PM

JUN 13- The Venue- Casper, WY - 7:00 PM

JUN 14- The Complex- Salt Lake City, UT - 7:00 PM

JUN 15- Knitting Factory- Boise, ID - 7:00 PM

JUN 16- Wonder Ballroom- Portland, Oregon - 7:00 PM

JUN 17- The Showbox- Seattle, WA - 7:00 PM

JUN 18- Wow Hall- Eugene, OR - 7:00 PM

JUN 19- Ace of Spades- Sacramento, CA - 7:00 PM

JUN 20- Knitting Factory- Reno, NV - 7:00 PM

JUN 21- The Catalyst- Santa Cruz, CA- 7:00 PM

JUN 22- Regency Ballroom- San Francisco, CA - 7:00 PM

JUN 23 - House of Blues- West Hollywood, CA - 7:00 PM

JUN 29- SLO Brewing Company- San Luis Obispo, CA - 7:00 PM

JUN 30- Ventura Theater- Ventura, CA, California - 7:00 PM

JUL 1- Nile Theater- Mesa, Arizona - 7:00 PM



What others have said about The Darlings:

“…infectious melodies and chanting choruses…”- See Magazine

“…Social Distortion influenced punk rock…”- OC Weekly

“Redondo Beach band The Darlings also put on a stellar set. By set's end it was obvious that the group  had won over a good chunk of the audience,  Vocalist and guitarist Buddy Harris is a captivating frontman with terrific range and a commanding stage presence. And his band is pure rock ’n’ roll in the vein of Social Distortion -- the songs are straightforward and well-written, the stage setup is simple, and these guys know how to put on a good show.”- Orange County Register

The Darlings introduced their brand of catchy pop punk and it had the audience frenzied and dancing along. They unleashed a high-energy performance that impressed even the straight-faced behemoths standing in the back of the bar. “Let’s Roll,” “Fight Alone” and “Where Do We Go” came loaded with infectious sing-along chorus lines and riveting guitar riffs. The Darlings definitely had the audience’s attention.”- The Owl Mag




Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Launch of Horris Records



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 17, 2011
MC LARS Launches HORRIS RECORDS!
To Become The Official Home of
"DIY/Punk Culture-Based Indie Rappers"

Debut Release WEERD SCIENCE's SICK KIDS Out Today!


Weerd Science with MC Lars
Photo Credit: Marianne Harris
Click for hi-res
Brooklyn, NY – As the music-industry-at-large begins to shrink dramatically, the music underground is beginning to surge again. Seeing the dearth of attention given to the burgeoning indie rap culture growing within the punk world, world-renowned post-punk laptop rapper MC LARS has launched his very own label HORRIS RECORDS to help build and nurture the growing indie rap scene. "The goal with Horris is to help as many talented, like-minded, DIY / punk culture-based indie rappers have as many self-sustained careers as possible," explains the 'indie rap entrepreneur'. To launch the label, he has enlisted close friend/confidante/peer WEERD SCIENCE (a.k.a. Josh Eppard, ex-Coheed & Cambria/current drummer for rock band Terrible Things) to have the debut album to bear the Horris Records imprint. "I couldn't have signed a more amazing artist and I am going to help him blow up because I love him and his work so much." Weerd Science's SICK KIDS comes out today, May 17, 2011.
A very tangible and encouraging indication of support MC Lars has with his fans and the indie rap culture is the incredible success of his Kickstarter campaign he launched in April 2011. With the initial goal of raising $5,000 to fund "video production, touring, mixing, mastering and sick merch," Lars raised a whopping total of $23,282 - close to five times his goal (his original amount was shockingly doubled in the first 48 hours alone). "It's crazy," he says excitedly. "Who needs the inefficiency, bureaucracy, and general ineptitude of a label when you can reach out to your fans on the internet and get a $23,000 advance for your next album based on your reputation alone?"
Named after a character from a classic 1987 movie called Monster Squad, Horris Records symbolically reflects Lars' own life (for accuracy sake, the film character's name was spelled "Horace"). "In Monster Squad, Horace gets bullied throughout the whole movie, but at the end, he whips out his gun and says, 'My name is Horace,' and no one messes with him anymore. It's a perfect metaphor for my experience in the once elusive and exclusive hip-hop game," explains Lars about the affront he experienced being a punk-based white rapper. "Weerd Science has a similar background and goals as me - a rock kid who played in bands but truly wanted to make hip-hop since that is his real love. I've been a fan of his since 2005."
Debut Horris Records Release
SICK KIDS
by Weerd Science
Click for hi-res
With Weerd Science making the "artist introduction", Lars will be releasing a mixtape in June as a "label introduction," featuring KRS-One, Sage Francis, Grieves, Sole, MC Frontalot, Rittz, Scroobius Pip, Weerd Science... and his father. "The mixtape is the first in what I hope to be a series of free projects that highlight the diversity and my ability to network within our subgenre of rap," he says. "All of the rappers featured are people I reached out to directly and they all bring a different take to my 'post-punk laptop rap' style. The project features a bunch of collabs, including one with my dad, a California poet and spoken word artist known as MC Bob Nielsen."
With one release out today and the mixtape out next month, Lars is already strategizing and planning ahead. "The short term goal is to help Weerd Science brand himself as one of the dopest MCs in the game; the long term goal - notoriety for many years to come," he laughs. "I'm dropping my third official studio album, LARS ATTACKS! this Summer and plan to put out many more albums. I'm also putting together a pilot this Fall for a hip-hop themed kids' TV show, featuring artists' friends as guests. It's going to be Pee-Wee's Playhouse meets Yo Gabba Gabba meets Sesame Street with a whole new twist. I'm stoked and I know you're going to love it!"
Horris Records' debut release Sick Kids by Weerd Science is out now. MC Lars and Weerd Science are currently touring the UK together and will be performing on the 2011 Vans Warped Tour all Summer long. Information on the mixtape, LARS ATTACKS! and future releases to come shortly!

www.mclars.com/horris_records

Monday, May 16, 2011

Select Start: The New Atlantic Coming Out May 20th

SELECT START
UNVEILS COVER ART AND TRACKLISTING FOR UPCOMING EP
THE NEW ATLANTIC
SET FOR RELEASE ON MAY 20

BAND ON TOUR NOW WITH GO RADIO, SPARKS THE RESCUE AND THIS CENTURY

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW AT WWW.DISTRICTLINES.COM/SELECT-START  


Tampa, FL’s Select Start is thrilled to announce the May 20 release of their EP, The New Atlantic

The New Atlantic is the six-piece pop rock band’s second EP and a testament to the musical growth they’ve undergone since their 2008 debut The Rotary. Produced by Lee Dyess (Mayday Parade, From First To Last, Go Radio) the seven track EP combines singer Daniel Lancaster’s stunning vocal prowess with the band’s ingenious ability to compose soulful tracks with an organic feel. From upbeat riffs and catchy choruses to a six part harmony a capella finale, The New Atlantic is a perfect example of everything contemporary pop music should be.

Select Start / The New Atlantic Track List
1. A Man Amongst Gentlemen
2. Hands to the Ceiling
3. Read Black and White
4. Only You
5. The (Pretty) Good Life
6. Hold Your Ground
7. So Far

Sneak a view of Select Start's quirky sense of humor and charisma through their frequently updated YouTube blog, www.youtube.com/selectstarttv. The band has also just posted a new teaser video for the new EP. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ec-pCO0tg0&feature=youtu.be&hd=1.

“Not only is their music catchy, stage performance tight, energetic and on point, they are fun to have because they make every show feel like a house party.”
- Kevin Burns, owner of The Talent Farm

After the long journey through evolving from three piece garage punk to four piece pop punk to five piece synth-infused power pop, Select Start has finally found their true calling and sound as a six piece alternative rock and indie pop wonder. Based in Tampa, Florida the crew spent seven years touring and releasing music independently before signing to Unrivaled Management (Go Radio). Named one of the “Top 21 Unsigned Artists” by tastemaker site Purevolume, the boys have toured consistently with acts such as Mayday Parade, School Boy Humor, The Dangerous Summer, The Scenic and many others.

Currently, Select Start is pushing forward, hitting the road harder than ever, and bringing their infectious blend of power pop to anyone in their path. The band recently completed a supporting stint on Mayday Parade’s headline tour and their latest tour with Go Radio, Sparks the Rescue and This Century winds down May 28 in Tallahassee, FL.

Select Start is Daniel Lancaster (Vocals/Guitar), Joe Guerra (Vocals/Guitar), Jason Polo (Guitar), Matt Reisinger (Keyboards/Vocals), Adam Loper (Bass), Patrick Guyer (Drums). 

Select Start has launched a special pre order featuring special bundle options at: http://www.districtlines.com/Select-Start.




Upcoming Select Start
Tour Dates:

The District Lines Tour with Go Radio, Sparks The Rescue, and This Century

05/16/2011 – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
05/17/2011 – S. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
05/18/2011 – Brewer, ME @ Dinos
05/20/2011 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
05/21/2011 – Charleston, SC @ The Oasis
05/23/2011 – Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
05/24/2011 – Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
05/24/2011 – Birmingham, AL @ WorkPlay Theatre
05/26/2011 – Pensacola, FL @ Seville Quarter
05/27/2011 – Gainesville, FL @ Common Grounds
05/28/2011 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Engine Room