Friday, September 30, 2011

THE BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERTS - 25TH ANNIVERSARY


For Immediate Release:

REPRISE RECORDS TO RELEASE THE BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERTS — 25TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION DVD AND CD PACKAGES ON OCTOBER 24th
A 3-DVD SET AND A 2-CD COLLECTION BOTH FEATURE RARE, UNPRECEDENTED PERFORMANCES FROM THE PAST 24 YEARS OF LEGENDARY ANNUAL BRIDGE SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERTS, INCLUDING THOSE BY BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, BOB DYLAN, PAUL MCCARTNEY, NEIL YOUNG, PATTI SMITH, DAVID BOWIE, PEARL JAM, BRIAN WILSON, THE WHO, TOM PETTY, AND MANY MORE

September 26, 2011 — (Burbank, CA.) — On October 24th, Reprise Records will release two very special and highly anticipated packages: a three-DVD set and a two-CD collection that feature unique live performances from many of the phenomenal artists who’ve performed at the beloved Annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts over the past 25 years. Some of the biggest names in music are included on The Bridge School Benefit Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition, performing rare, acoustic versions of songs, never heard anywhere else, to benefit The Bridge School, a non-profit, innovative organization educating children with severe speech and physical impairments through the use of augmentative and alternative communication systems and assistive technology. This once-in-a-lifetime collection is sure to become a treasured artifact for generations to come.  View the trailer here.  

Artists featured on the three-DVD set include Bruce Springsteen, Patti Smith, Pearl Jam, David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Paul McCartney, The Who, Tom Petty, Simon and Garfunkel, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, and much more. Neil Young organizes the event each year with his wife Pegi Young. A documentary DVD includes "The Bridge School Story," which gives a special look into this wonderful school and the truly phenomenal services they provide children with advanced physical and communication challenges. Another documentary on the DVD, “Backstage At The Bridge School Benefit Concert,” offers a bird’s-eye view of the event itself, along with special features that include heartfelt interviews with the students and the artists themselves. The two- CD set features exclusive performances from Sheryl Crow, Thom Yorke, Norah Jones, No Doubt, Willie Nelson, Jack Johnson, Dave Matthews, Sonic Youth, and more.

The cover art has been designed by renowned artist Shepard Fairey.

Bridge School co-founder Pegi Young and Executive Director Dr. Vicki Casella explain:
"The success of The Bridge School has been ensured over these many years through the extraordinary generosity of performers, artists and musicians. The funds raised by this benefit have allowed us to have a positive impact on children, families and professionals throughout the world.”

The DVD and CD packages will be released just after this year’s Bridge School Benefit Concerts, which will held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, on October 22nd and 23rd. The Bridge School Benefit is an annual concert that directs all proceeds to The Bridge School. The first concert was held in October 1986, and, with the exception of 1987, the concert has been held every year since. As a practice, the performers use acoustic instruments. Young also personally performs every year.

This pair of must-own packages memorializes the artists' passion and commitment to a worthy cause that links us all together. The Bridge School Benefit Concerts - 25th Anniversary Edition will entertain, enlighten, and inform you on how to become a member of The Bridge School family. For more about The Bridge School, visit www.bridgeschool.org

Click here to find out more information on the release and how to donate directly to The Bridge School. Click here to pre-order the triple DVD package. Click here to pre-order the double CD package.

The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition DVD:
Disc 1:
Bruce Springsteen                                 “Born In The USA”
Patti Smith                                            “People Have The Power”
Pearl Jam                                             “Better Man”
David Bowie                                            “Heroes”
Ben Harper                                            “There Will Be A Light”
Bob Dylan                                            “Girl From The North Country”
R.E.M.                                                   “Country Feedback”
Emmylou Harris & Buddy Miller              “Love Hurts”
Fleet Foxes                                           “Blue Ridge Mountains”
Devendra Banhart                                  “At The Hop”
Bonnie Raitt                                          “The Road Is My Middle Name”
Billy Idol                                               “Rebel Yell”

Disc 2:
Brian Wilson                                          “Surfin' USA”
Gillian Welch                                         “The Way It Will Be”
The Pretenders                                      “Sense Of Purpose”
James Taylor                                        “Fire and Rain”
Simon and Garfunkel                             “America”
Tom Petty                                             “Shadow Of A Doubt”
Dave Matthews                                     “Too Much”
Neil Young                                            “Crime In The City”
Tom Waits                                            “16 Shells From A Thirty-Ought Six”
Elton John & Leon Russell                     “A Dream Come True”
Paul McCartney                                     “Get Back”
Metallica                                               “Disposable Heroes”
The Who                                               “Won't Get Fooled Again”

Disc 3:
Bridge School Documentaries:
* “Backstage At The Bridge School Benefit Concert”
* “The Bridge School Story”
* Special Feature - Student/Artist Interviews


The Bridge School Concerts 25th Anniversary Edition CD
CD 1:
Bruce Springsteen                                 “Born In The USA”
Dave Matthews                                     “Too Much”
No Doubt                                              “Magic’s In The Makeup”
Jack Johnson                                        “Gone”
Fleet Foxes                                           “Blue Ridge Mountains”
Neil Young & Crazy Horse                      “Love And Only Love”
Sonic Youth                                          “Rain On Tin”
Pearl Jam                                             “Better Man”
Gillian Welch                                         “The Way It Will Be”
R.E.M. & Neil Young                             “Country Feedback”
Willie Nelson                                         “The Great Divide”
Nils Lofgren                                          “Cry Just A Little”


CD 2:
Sarah McLachlan                                   “Elsewhere”
Paul McCartney                                     “Get Back”
Elton John & Leon Russell                     “A Dream Come True”
Band Of Horses                                    “Marry Song”
Metallica                                               “Disposable Heroes”
Thom Yorke                                          “After The Gold Rush”
Sheryl Crow                                          “The Difficult Kind”
Tony Bennett                                         “Maybe This Time”
CSNY                                                   “Déjà Vu”
Norah Jones                                         “Jesus, Etc”
Jonathan Richman                                 “I Was Dancing In The Lesbian Bar”
Brian Wilson                                          “Surfin' USA”
The Who                                               “Won't Get Fooled Again”


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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Be a Part of a Hawthorne Heights Video From Any Location

Be a part of a Hawthorne Heights new video!

We're working on a video for our song "OCEANS" and we need YOUR help.  "OCEANS" is about missing a loved one who has been deployed.  We want to include videos from YOU, our fans.  Send us a short video of you holding up a picture of your friend or family member that's deployed and tell us a little about them and how you miss them.  If you happen to be deployed, send us video of you holding up a picture of your family or loved one back home.

VIDEO GUIDELINES:

-All videos must be shot in HD (iPhone and Android video cameras work good enough for this)
-Videos must be shot horizontally (vertically shot videos will not be used)
-Videos must be shot against a solid and plain background
-Film yourself for 30 seconds - talk for 15 seconds about your loved one and say nothing for the remaining 15 seconds.

Email your video to: cardboardempirerecords@yahoo.com
.

By submitting your video, you give us permission to use your voice and image as part of this video and promotions for our song "Oceans" and our album "Hate".

Thank you!

Hawthorne Heights


Tuesday, September 27, 2011

UH HUH HER: Official Statement Re: Southwest Airlines Incident

UH HUH HER:
Camila Grey and Leisha Hailey statement
We have always promoted tolerance, openness and equality both as a band and as individuals. We both come from loving homes where our parents not only love and accept us, but are also proud of who we are. We believe everyone has the right to live openly in this society as equals. In no way were our actions on Southwest Airlines excessive, inappropriate or vulgar. We want to make it clear we were not making out or creating any kind of spectacle of ourselves, it was one, modest kiss. We are responsible adult women who walk through the world with dignity. We were simply being affectionate like any normal couple. We were on the airplane less than 5 minutes when all was said and done. We take full responsibility for getting verbally upset with the flight attendant after being told it was a “family airline.” We were never told the reason the flight attendant approached us, we were only scolded that we “needed to be aware that Southwest Airlines was a family oriented airline.” No matter how quietly homophobia is whispered, it doesn’t make it any less loud. You can’t whisper hate. We ask this airline to teach their employees to not discriminate against any couple, ever, regardless of their own beliefs. We want to live in a society where if your loved one leans over to give you an innocent kiss on an airplane it's not labeled as "excessive or not family oriented" by a corporation and it’s employees. We find it very disturbing that the same airline who lauds itself as being LGBT friendly has twisted an upsetting incident that happened into our behavior being "too excessive." The above is not an apology and we are in the process of filing a formal complaint with the airline. We hope that when all is said and done a greater tolerance without prejudice will evolve.
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Twin Atlantic Announce US Tour Dates

Glasgow’s
Twin Atlantic
Announce U.S. Tour Dates with AWOLNATION and Middle Class Rut;

Band’s Critically Acclaimed Debut Full-Length, Free, Available Now on Red Bull Records

Video for Title Track Streaming at www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TAJ_be8S8A

Free Produced By Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Jimmy Eat World)
Tour Kicks Off November 2



Glasgow’s TWIN ATLANTIC has announced plans for a U.S. tour supporting AWOLNATION along with Middle Class Rut. The trek begins November 2 in Bakersfield, CA and concludes on November 23 in Philadelphia, PA.

The band is out in support of its critically-lauded debut full-length, FREE, which was recorded at Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, CA with legendary producer Gil Norton (Foo Fighters, Pixies, Jimmy Eat World). Free, the follow up to the well-received debut EP, Vivarium, continues to expand upon the band’s signature sound, melding angular riffs with energetic choruses.  Explosive and hard charging, yet melodic and thoughtful, the tracks cut deep and ring true to the listener, leaving a lasting impression.

In describing the batch of songs that make up FREE, front man Sam McTrusty explains, “We wanted there to be a brutal honesty in the lyrics. There are love songs and relationship songs, there are some with a party vibe, and there are some that are weird, heavy and grungy pop songs.” Guitarist Barry McKenna adds, “Personally the only thing I wanted to achieve from this whole process is an album the four of us could stand by and invest ourselves in. We have done that.”

The video for the title track and current U.S. single “Free” was directed by Howard Greenhalgh (Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”) and can be viewed here:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TAJ_be8S8A.  

Fresh off several highly buzzed about festival performances throughout Europe and the UK this summer, Twin Atlantic are excited to get back to the states for their first U.S. tour since the release of Free. Says McTrusty,
“Touring in America is such a great experience; we love the music culture over there and everything that surrounds it. Really looking forward to touring with two bands we love and getting to make new fans and play our new record to the fans we've already made stateside.”

Upcoming Twin Atlantic Tour Dates
11/2 Bakersfield, CA- B Ryder’s
11/3- Los Angeles, CA- The Music Box
11/4- Tempe, AZ- The Marquee
11/7- Colorado Springs, CO- The Black Sheep
11/8- Fort Collins, CO- Aggie Theatre
11/10- Minneapolis, MN- Varsity Theater
11/12- Milwaukee, WI- The Rave II
11/13- Lansing, MI- The Loft (at Harem Lounge)
11/14- Newport, KY- The Southgate House
11/16- Pittsburgh, PA- Stage AE
11/17- Rochester, NY- Water Street Music Hall
11/21- New York, NY- The Bowery Ballroom
11/22- S. Burlington, VT- Higher Ground
11/23- Philadelphia, PA- Union Transfer

Praise for Twin Atlantic’s FREE:



an ambitious and truly spectacular debut… Free is the sound of a band losing the chains...and writing songs that the hairs on the back of their necks adore... Holding nothing back sounds exactly like this, everyone else please take note. 9 out of 10”- Rock Sound

"A record so strong it's hard to single out standout tracks, and even harder to locate points of weakness, and by anyone's standards, this is one hell of an achievement."- Kerrang!

“...densely woven guitars and rattling choruses...Twin Atlantic are doing nothing wrong and much that is right--their future looks bright indeed."- Q Magazine

"A great rock band that will continue to push more doors open for themselves...4 out of 5- Alterthepress


@twinatlantic

Monday, September 26, 2011

COAL CHAMBER Reunion Announced

For Immediate Release
September 25th, 2011

COAL CHAMBER Announces Plans to Reform for Australian SOUNDWAVE Shows

Dez Fafara, co-founder and vocalist of 90’s alt-metal (or “spooky-core” as coined by devout fans) band COAL CHAMBER and current vocalist for DevilDriver, is announcing an upcoming reformation of the band specifically for SOUNDWAVE shows. COAL CHAMBER is highly-regarded for their countless high-energy performances with several of today’s biggest names and selling millions of albums worldwide.

Dez affirms, “COAL CHAMBER is playing SOUNDWAVE Down Under! These reunion shows are for the fans that want to see us again as well as all the people that never got to see COAL CHAMBER. It is and always will be a very special part of my life, so these few shows are for those people and for us. If you’re not from Australia, better get a ticket now to come see this event!”

“Australia has never seen us, nor have we seen them,” adds guitarist Meegs Rascón. “It will be an extraordinary exchange of energy and adrenaline. Hello Aussies, nice to meet you!”

Formed in 1993 by Dez and Meegs, COAL CHAMBER was busy selling out venues like The Roxy in West Hollywood, bringing out bands like System of a Down and Static X, and launching a new genre of metal in Los Angeles before they were even signed to Roadrunner Records in 1995. After what seemed like endless touring, the band recorded and released their debut self-titled album in February 1997. The album went RIAA Certified Gold in the United States. The band went on to tour several times with Pantera, Black Sabbath, and soon broke out in the UK while on tour with Machine Head and Napalm Death. During the first album cycle, Sharon Osbourne began managing the band.

Following the band’s headline run with Machine Head as direct support and Slipknot as opener (whom the band also helped bring to the masses), COAL CHAMBER released their next album, Chamber Music, in 1999. The album charted at #28 on the Billboard Top 100 chart and yielded a hit track, ‘Shock The Monkey’, featuring Ozzy Osbourne.

In 2002, the band followed-up with their third and final album, Dark Days, which landed at #34 on the Billboard Top 100 chart. COAL CHAMBER released a compilation of several demo tracks and alternate studio recordings in 2003, entitled Giving The Devil His Due, and shortly after broke up due to personal reasons. Vocalist Dez Fafara went on to form his current band, DevilDriver.

“This reunion will mark a decade since we last played together, so staring at my brothers on stage face to face will be an emotional rollercoaster for me,” says Meegs. “Tears of joy would be an understatement to say the least. You know, all of us have gone through our separate journeys in life, but we’re coming back to rekindle this and throw the past in the past and put the future in our hands.”

Drummer Mike Cox adds, “Of all the great achievements COAL CHAMBER made in the past, getting back together after all we’ve been through will be the greatest achievement to date.”

“We've all grown up and put the personal past behind us now and are moving forward with these few shows in a spirit of friendship through music,” states Dez. “You must remember where you came from in order to know where you are going.”

For more information on COAL CHAMBER, please visit http://coalchamberofficial.com/.


Saturday, September 24, 2011

TRENCHTOWN Announces 2011 Fall Tour w/Authority Zero

TRENCHTOWN ANNOUNCES 2011 FALL TOUR with AUTHORITY ZERO
and VIDEO PREMIERE on Myspace.com
Trenchtown proudly announces their 2011 Fall Tour along with Authority Zero for a string of dates starting October 7th in support of their new album release “Against The Sun” on October 4th, 2011. Today the first single "Waves" premieres exclusively on MySpace.com
Album Cover.jpg
**FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE**
Los Angeles, CA – Sept 24th, 2011 – Hermosa Beach band Trenchtown (www.trenchtownmusic.com) has officially announced that they will be joining forces with Authority Zero for a nationwide tour that has the band leaving for tour with a kickoff show taking place September 29th. The tour spans across the nation hitting numerous venues and culminating back in Anaheim on November 5th.
The band will be touring in support of their new release titled “Against the Sun” which was produced by Billy Graziadei of Biohazzard at Fire Water Studios in Los Angeles, CA. The album features 13 songs and 2 videos.
The first video "Waves" premieres today, September 24th, on homepage on MySpace.com and MySpace Music. The album will then be released on October 4th, 2011 and available for exclusive streaming on AOL Music and Spinner.com
The live show consists of high intensity in your face beats mixed with four part harmonies and four different singers all at some point sharing the lead mic. Their electrifying performances are known to end with five percussionists climaxing the show with a drum ensemble. One of the stops on the tour will be the bands home base of Detroit, MI. The last time the band was able to play in Detroit they returned for an event at Comerica Park thrown by 2K Sports. Trenchtown songs were chosen to be featured on a recently released videogame, MLB 2K11. The soundtrack includes 13 tracks with Trenchtown receiving the honors for 2 of them, Unpaid Holiday and Pourin Rain.
“We’ve worked extremely hard preparing for the release of this album and now we are stoked to get out and share it with the people. Authority Zero is a great band and we are happy to have the opportunity to share the stage with these guys”. Said Eric Wagler, bass player for Trenchtown.
Trenchtown’s blend of Rock is heavily infused with Reggae and Pop which creates a unique mix and has been hailed as the lovechild of Green Day and Sublime.
*** For media inquiries and interview requests with Trenchtown, please contact andrea@ac-mgt.com
 
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TRENCHTOWN & AUTHORITY ZERO 2011 FALL TOUR:
Sep 29th, 2011 Lighthouse*   -  Hermosa Beach, CA
Oct 08, 2011 The Note West  -  Chester, PA
Oct 09, 2011 Jammin Java -  Vienna, VA
Oct 11 , 2011 Grog Shop  -  Cleveland, OH
Oct 12, 2011 The Pyramid Scheme  -   Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 13, 2011 Reggies Rock Club  -   Chicago Chicago, IL
Oct 15, 2011 Old Rock House  -   St Louis, MO
Oct 16 , 2011 First Avenue  -  Minneapolis, MN
Oct 19, 2011 Aggie Theatre  -  Fort Collins, CO
Oct 20, 2011 Marquis Theater  -  Denver, CO
Oct 21, 2011 Bar Deluxe  -   Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 22 , 2011 Cheyenne Saloon   -  Las Vegas, NV
Oct 25, 2011 The Shore*  -   Hermosa Beach, CA
Nov 05, 2011 House of Blues*    -   Anaheim, CA
*Trenchtown solo-show
 
 
OFFICIAL TWITTER: @TrenchtownUSA
OFFICIAL FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/trenchtownusa



Thursday, September 22, 2011

The Return of LYDIA

For Immediate Release

The return of LYDIA

Beloved AZ Indie Rockers
Announce October 4 Release Date For
Paint It Golden
Band’s First New Full-Length Since 2008

Cover Art & Track Listing Revealed

Tour Kicks Off October 6


Beloved Gilbert, AZ indie rockers LYDIA have announced an October 4 release date for their highly-anticipated new release, Paint It Golden.

The band led by front man, Leighton Antelman, has also unveiled the cover art and track listing for the record that marks their first new full-length since 2008’s, illuminate. An EP titled, Assailants was released in 2010, which served as the catalyst for what was supposed to be LYDIA’s farewell tour. After a string of sold out shows that found them playing to rapturous audiences every night, the band members realized it was not yet time to call it quits and officially announced they would be continuing on, ultimately recording Paint It Golden this past summer with producer Matt Malpass (Copeland, All Get Out).

I am overly excited to put out this new record. I have been holding onto a lot of these songs for years now and I didn't even know if I'd ever release them. I am truly blessed to be able to share my thoughts and ideas with so many people around the world,” says Antelman.

A tour in support of Paint It Golden will kick off on October 6th (see dates below).

 Lydia will be premiering the music video for the track, “Dragging Your Feet In The Mud” shortly. More details on the premiere will be announced shortly.

About LYDIA:

There are moments in the underground music community, when a band becomes something beyond its creator. It can communicate to an audience, deeper than any one person's verbal explanation or interpretation. It's something personal, and becomes something sacred. Great art is never literal, and usually left open for interpretation. With Lydia, that is exactly what has kept the phenomena alive....Lydia is not a person, but a feeling. They communicate in a dialect that defines the soundscapes they paint. The connection to their audience is a bond that can't be broken or dismissed. When Lydia found themselves at a crossroads in 2010, their fan base is what brought the project back together, and pushed them forward. Swarms of fans with Lydia tattoos, showed up to their sold out farewell tour. Something special had happened, beyond what anyone expected.

Leighton Antelman started Lydia in 2003, and after years of growth, experimentation, and discovery, they were finally ready to release their first record. The band had released This December, It's One More and I'm Free in September of 2005 on local indie, HourZero Records. Lydia spent a few years fine tuning their line up and writing what would be their most critically acclaimed release, illuminate recorded and produced my Matt Malpass (Copeland, All Get Out). The record was originally released by Linc Star Records in 2008. The buzz and online marketing caught the attention of Universal/Motown Records. Six months after the storm that was illuminate, the band signed a deal with the major label. After running through the machine, Lydia found themselves at another crossroads. The band had been in the studio working on their follow up to illuminate, and discovered they were heading in different directions creatively. As the tensions mounted, band members decided to leave due to these creative differences, leaving Lydia with 3 members, Leighton Antelman, Steve Mcgraw, and Craig Taylor. Lydia parted ways with Universal/Motown in late 2009 and wasn't sure what to expect. All they knew was that they had new material, and didn't want to disappoint their fans. 

The band decided in 2010 that they would formally disband. They chose to release an EP of new material, titled Assailants, and head out on a farewell tour. With past members unable to tour, Leighton and Craig decided to put together a band to take out on their last run. Leighton decided to pick up the guitar again and pushed forward with the tour that appeared to be entirely sold out. Lydia independently released Assailants on this tour, and discovered that their fan base had grown immensely. The reception they received and the quality of the performances outweighed the gloom of it being their "Farewell". After witnessing a very strong reception from crowds on the other side of the Pacific in Australia, Leighton realized this would be a very difficult thing to leave behind. 

Leighton and Craig returned home from Australia, and began working on new songs. After much debate, realization, and late nights they decided to bring Lydia back to life.... They went back into the studio in the summer of 2011 with Matt Malpass, and started to record their follow up to Assailants, titled Paint it Golden.

Sometimes it's difficult to let go of something that is personally sacred- when you have the energy of thousands of people unwilling to let go, you realize that you can't either.


Paint It Golden Track Listing:

  1. Hailey
  2. Dragging Your Feet In the Mud
  3. Eat Your Heart Out
  4. Get It  Right
  5. Best Nights
  6. I’ll Bit You
  7. Seasons
  8. Ghosts
  9. Skin + Bones
  10. Birds



Tour Dates (with All Get Out 10/8-10/15):

Oct 06            The Conservatory   Oklahoma City, OK
Oct 07            Emo's Austin, TX
Oct 08            Jack's Patio Bar       San Antonio, TX (with All Get Out)
Oct 09            The Loft        Dallas, TX (with All Get Out)
Oct 11  Back Booth  Orlando, FL (with All Get Out)
Oct 12  1982 Bar       Gainesville, FL (with All Get Out)
Oct 13 Vinyl Atlanta, GA (with All Get Out)
Oct 14 Sector 7G      Augusta, GA (with All Get Out)
Oct 15 Blind Tiger   Greensboro, NC (with All Get Out)
Oct 16 Talking Head Lounge        Baltimore, MD
Oct 18 Jammin' Java          Vienna, VA
Oct 19 North Star Bar        Philadelphia, PA
Oct 21 Middle East Club    Cambridge, MA
Oct 22            Ollie's Point Amityville, NY
Oct 23            Maxwell's     Hoboken, NJ
Oct 25 Grog Shop Cleveland Heights, OH
Oct 26  The Pike Room at The Crofoot   Pontiac, MI
Oct 27 Beat Kitchen            Chicago, IL
Oct 28            Blue Moose Tap House     Iowa City, IA
Oct 29            7th St. Entry            Minneapolis, MN
Nov 01 University of Colorado: Club 156            Boulder, CO
Nov 03 Launchpad  Albuquerque, NM
Nov 04 Martini Ranch        Scottsdale, AZ
Nov 05 The Roxy     Los Angeles, CA

LAMB OF GOD'S Mark Morton Gives Back

For Immediate Release
September 21st, 2011

LAMB OF GOD Guitarist Mark Morton and Victory Junction Kick-Off Signature Jackson Dominion Guitar Auction Today


LAMB OF GOD lead guitarist Mark Morton is auctioning one of his stage guitars played during the band's performance at D-Tox Fest on June 17th in Montebello, Quebec.  The guitar, a Mark Morton Signature model Jackson Dominion from Morton's personal collection, is autographed and will come with photographs from the performance and a personal letter of appreciation and authenticity from Morton.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit Victory Junction, a camp for chronically ill children in Randleman, NC.  More specifically, the funds generated by the auction will allow a child to experience Victory Junction for the first time.  

During a recent visit to the camp, Morton and his family spent time with staff and campers, including 16-year old Brian Walker, a LAMB OF GOD fan, music lover and Victory Junction camper.  “Victory Junction is amazing,” explained Morton.  “One of the highlights for me was getting to hang out with Brian.  Hearing first-hand about how special this camp is to these kids and learning about all the liberating experiences they pack into a week made me that much more thrilled about our auction.  Not only will the winning bidder get a beautiful instrument, they will also receive the joy of knowing that their generosity gave a special child, like my buddy Brian, a week at camp that they will surely never forget!”

The auction will begin on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, and last for 10 days ending on Saturday, October 1st.  To participate in the auction visit: http://myworld.ebay.com/victoryjunction.

Victory Junction is a year-round camping environment for children ages six to 16 with chronic medical conditions or serious illnesses.  Founded by Kyle and Pattie Petty in honor of their son Adam, the camp is located in Randleman, NC, with a second location opening soon in Kansas City, KS.  Victory Junction offers programs for a range of disease groups and maintains strong relationships with more than 30 partner hospitals. Victory Junction's mission is to provide life-changing camping experiences that are exciting, fun and empowering, in a safe and medically-sound environment.   As a non-profit organization, the camp operates solely through the support of generous individuals, groups and corporations to provide this experience at no charge to children and their families.  For more information or to donate, visit www.victoryjunction.org.


Wednesday, September 21, 2011

All Get Out Release "The Season"

For Immediate Release


All Get Out’s The Season
Out Today On Favorite Gentlemen Recordings

“Like” Band On Facebook for a Free Download of the Title Track

Full Album Streaming Now on Spinner!

Tour Kicks Off September 23rd

  

 
Charleston, SC indie rockers All Get Out release their long awaited debut album The Season today via Favorite Gentlemen Recordings, the label/artist community founded by members of Manchester Orchestra and home to artists like Kevin Devine and O’Brother.

The Season is available digitally, as a CD and as a very limited edition 2x LP orange vinyl set that is being sold in the Favorite Gentlemen web store (http://favoritegentlemen.cinderblock.com) as well as at the band’s upcoming shows. All CD and vinyl orders come with a free digital download of the record. CD and vinyl orders will ship on October 3rd.




Head over to the band’s Facebook page now (www.facebook.com/allgetout) for a free download of the title track, “The Season.”

The album is also now streaming in its entirety on Spinner: http://aol.it/eQucDi and at http://soundcloud.com/allgetout/sets/the-season.  

“Loud and personal,” is one of the ways that lead singer/guitarist Nathan Hussey describes All Get Out.  One might add the term road tested, lest anyone think they haven’t earned the buzz that’s been building around their band. "We sound like we've been on tour for three years. We've been smoking and driving, and we don't smell too good,” adds Hussey.

Just as All Get Out accidentally ended up spending the formidable part of their ‘20s counting mile markers, so did The Season unintentionally transform itself into a pop record when the band began tracking with producer Matt Malpass (Lydia, Copeland). Still visceral and soul-bearing as ever, The Season stretches All Get Out into the frequencies beyond reactionary abrasions.

Consisting of newer songs as well as some that were written as far back as 2007, the new album is “a book on the history of our band,” explains Hussey. “While touring is fun and a dream, there were times where all of us wanted a wall to punch and cry and wished we were home, or had a home.” Writing in the moment, truly unfiltered, each track displays specific moments of disarray the band found themselves in: broken friendships, fights, and empty wallets. In the end The Season is about moving past it all so you can keep on driving.

Which is exactly what the guys intend to do. All Get Out will be back out on the road starting this week with Favorite Gentlemen label mates A: The Color and Junior Astronomers, after which they will launch select dates with Now Now (No Sleep Records) and Lydia.

All Get Out tour dates:

9/23 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade %
9/24 - Columbia, SC @ New Brook Land Tavern
9/29 - Athens, OH @ Ohio University
9/30 - Akron, OH @ Musica $
10/1 - Lansing, MI @ The Loft $
10/2 - Chicago, IL @ Schubas $
10/3 - St. Louis, MO @ Firebird $
10/5 - Columbia, MO @ Mojo's $
10/6 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory #
10/7 - Austin, TX @ Emo's #
10/8 - San Antonio, TX @ Jack's #
10/9 - Dallas, TX @ The Loft #
10/11 - Orlando, FL @ Back Booth #
10/12- Gainesville, FL @ 1982 Bar #
10/13- Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl #
10/14- Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G #
10/15- Greensboro, NC @ The Blind Tiger #
11/19- Greenville, SC @ Radio Room (headline show)

 % with Junior Astronomers
 $ with Now, Now
 # with Lydia, Look Mexico

Additional dates to be announced soon.