Friday, May 31, 2013
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ANDREW MCMAHON ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF “JACK’S MANNEQUIN LIVE FROM THE EL REY THEATRE” DVD AND CD PACKAGE AVAILABLE IN STORES JUNE 25TH
Pre Order Available Via AndrewMcMahon.com Today
Los Angeles, CA (May 29, 2013) –Andrew McMahon has announced the release of Jack’s Mannequin’s highly anticipated CD and DVD package “Jack’s Mannequin Live from the El Rey Theatre” set to hit stores June 25th through Be Why and Alternative Distribution Alliance. Filmed over two nights on November 11th and 12th 2012 at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles at last year’s 3rd annual Dear Jack Foundation Benefit Concert, the two shows mark the final performances from Jack’s Mannequin, wrapping their critically acclaimed 7-year run. All net profits from the CD and DVD sales will go to the Dear Jack Foundation. Fans can pre-order the CD and DVD package today starting at 9AM EST at AndrewMcMahon.com.
“With a strong desire to honor the live performances Jack's had become known for, we set out to capture the last two nights of a partnership that spanned seven years, four continents, three full length albums and hundreds of concerts,” said McMahon of the special two evening event. “The two November nights that add up to ‘Live from the El Rey Theatre’ are a celebration of the strange history and myriad threads woven together to create what I now carry in my heart as Jack's Mannequin.”
"The AYA cancer community has largely gone unrecognized over the last 20 years,” stated Dear Jack Foundation Executive Director Steve Smith. “Andrew's personal experience and passion drives us on a daily basis to directly impact the lives of young adults and change the statistics."
The Dear Jack Foundation is a non-profit charity that was founded by McMahon in July of 2006 after his own battle with leukemia. The organization is dedicated to serving the adolescent and young adult cancer community through collaboration, support, and focused initiatives.
McMahon will embark on a summer trek with O.A.R. for the Summer of Sounds tour in support of his new solo EP, THE POP UNDERGROUND beginning June 20th at the Pageant in St. Louis, MO (full routing below). McMahon’s new band is comprised of 6 musicians in total, including former band-mates Jay McMillan and Mike Wagner. Fans can purchase tickets for The Summer of Sounds tour with O.A.R. at Ticketmaster.com. For further purchase information, please visit AndrewMcmahon.com.
O.A.R. Tour Dates:
DATE CITY VENUE
6/20/13 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
6/21/13 Kansas City, MO The Crossroads
6/22/13 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/25/13 St. Paul, MN The Myth
6/28/13 Chicago, IL Charter One Pavilion
6/29/13 Indianapolis, IN White River State Park
6/30/13 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Music Festival
7/1/13 Muskegon, MI Coast West Music Festival
7/6/13 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
7/7/13 Cleveland, OH Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
7/11/13 Pittsburgh, PA Stage AE
7/13/13 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
7/16/13 Myrtle Beach, SC House of Blues
7/17/13 Charleston, SC Family Circle Magazine Stadium
7/21/13 Raleigh, NC The Red Hat Amphitheater
7/25/13 Philadelphia, PA Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
7/26/13 Wallingford, CT Toyota Oakdale Theatre
7/27/13 Boston, MA Bank of America Pavilion
7/28/13 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center
7/31/13 Chesterfield, VA Pocahontas Live
8/1/13 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
8/3/13 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
ABOUT ANDREW MCMAHON:
Long-time resident of southern California, Andrew McMahon is best known as lead vocalist, pianist and primary songwriter for bands Something Corporate and Jack’s Mannequin. Andrew’s blend of vocal and songwriting skills combined with the incorporation of his piano playing, led punk-pop quintet Something Corporate to their first major record label signing under MCA Records, who released the band’s critically acclaimed album Leaving Through the Window in 2002. Shortly thereafter, the band found success on the road with main stage gigs on the Warped Tour and tours overseas. In the summer of 2004, Something Corporate decided to take a break, at which point McMahon found himself writing a batch of confessional piano-driven songs that explored his return home to Orange County and the dissolution of a long term relationship. With the help of several musician friends (which included producer Jim Wirt and Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee), McMahon began recording Everything in Transit under the moniker Jack’s Mannequin which released in August of 2005 under Warner Brothers’ Maverick Records. McMahon went on to release another studio album with Jack's Mannequin titled The Glass Passenger, under which he toured with the likes of The Fray and Weezer. People and Things was the final release from Jack’s Mannequin which was released in the fall of 2011 and charted at number 9 on the Billboard album charts. The band played their two final sold out shows on November 11th and 12th 2012 at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles. In July 2006, McMahon founded a non-profit charity, entitled “The Dear Jack Foundation” which advocates for and supports initiatives that directly benefit adolescents and young adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer. McMahon released a documentary titled "Dear Jack" in November of 2009 which chronicled his own battle with leukemia, his treatment and recovery. On April 30th, 2013, McMahon released his first solo EP, The Pop Underground, which marks the first project under his own name. For more on Andrew McMahon please visit: AndrewMcmahon.com
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
THE SWELLERS JOIN NO SLEEP RECORDS; REISSUE OF ‘RUNNING OUT OF PLACES TO GO’ EP OUT NOW
Los Angeles, CA – Beloved Flint, Michigan punk rock band The Swellers has officially signed with burgeoning Huntington Beach based independent label No Sleep Records. Wasting no time at all, the label will be re-releasing the band’s EP, Running Out Of Places To Go, with two additional bonus acoustic tracks and has plans to release a new album by The Swellers later this year. Fans can pick up a copy Running Out of Places To Go on CD athttps://store.nosleeprecords.
The Swellers join a growing, tight knit, eclectic family of bands and artists at No Sleep Records that include Balance and Composure, Mixtapes, Broadway Calls, Sainthood Reps, La Dispute and Allison Weiss among many other notable acts.
“I’ve been a friend/fan of the Swellers for a long time,” says No Sleep president Chris Hansen. “We could not be happier to call them family and we are excited for the world to hear their new record.”
"We've always been fans of No Sleep Records' roster and presence in our music scene,” The Swellers’ drummer Jonathan Diener adds. “While we were on other labels we secretly wished we could sign over, but knew it wasn't possible. To be completely honest, Chris would hit us up every year and tell us to sign, but we'd both laugh it off until we became an independent band. Finally the stars aligned and we just went with our gut instinct. We want to fully embrace our newfound mentality of keeping things in the family and there's no better choice than our close friend's awesome record label, No Sleep Records."
"Very excited to be working with No Sleep,” guitarist/vocalist Nick Diener continues. “I think our friends and fans know why this team makes perfect sense. We self-released our EP Running Out Of Places To Go last year, but No Sleep felt the record deserved to reach a bigger audience so they're helping us re-release it this summer!"
Needless to say, people are stoked!
For those who’ve been hiding under a rock, The Swellers got their start in 2002 when brothers Nick and Jonathan Diener and a friend got together and recorded some demos in their basement. Next thing you know the band is playing shows around Flint and word of their performances starts spreading like wildfire around the the region and eventually the country.
By 2009, The Swellers inked a deal with Fueled By Ramen and began touring with Paramore, Less Than Jake, Motion City Soundtrack, Bayside, The Vans Warped Tour and more. They released their first full-length album, Ups and Downsizing, later that year, which put the guys on the international map with critical acclaim and a rigorous worldwide touring.
The band followed up with an incredible second studio album, Good for Me, which was produced by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag, Rise Against) and also received vast praise from the media. Soon after the release the guys left Fueled By Ramen and released a 7” vinyl, Vehicle City Blues, with friends at SideOneDummy Records.
Years of nonstop touring and music industry blunders lead to embracing their free-agent status and the self-release ofRunning Out Of Places To Go in late 2012. The 5-song EP was recorded mostly in Nick's house with help from a few friends and was a therapeutic release after a year of trial and error.
Longing for the family environment of like-minded bands and support staff that actually appreciate and get their music, The Swellers took up No Sleep Records’ president Chris Hansen’s long standing offer to join the label, which has become one of the scene’s most revered labels in the last several years and home to some of punk, post-punk, hardcore, singer-songwriter and metal’s most forward-sounding bands around.
The Swellers will re-release their new EP, Running Out Of Places To Go, with two additional bonus acoustic tracks digitally and for the first time on CD on May 24th with a repress of the 10” vinyl version coming out soon. They’re also planning to release a new album, that’s already been written, recorded and currently being mixed by Marc Hudson (Saves The Day, Taking Back Sunday), later this year.
Follow The Swellers now at https://www.facebook.com/
theswellers for additional news and information.
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Monday, May 27, 2013
Picture Me Broken has premiered an epic new video for their hard-hitting anthem, “Torture,” today on RevolverMag.com. The new video comes in anticipation of the band’s upcoming, month long trek supporting Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson on their “Shock Therapy 0123 Tour.” – Los Angeles, CA – Emerging Los Angeles rock band
Watch the new video for “Torture” now, exclusively at RevolverMag.com: http://bit.ly/17gVpQ9
Directed by Patrick Fogarty (Black Veil Brides, Gypsyhawk), “Torture” shows the musical and creative vision of the multi-talented 20-year-old frontwoman Brooklyn Allman, and the power of this rare two guitar, four piece band that was chosen to support one of this summer’s biggest, darkest and loudest rock tours.
"Lyrically, "Torture" allowed me to create a vision for a video with a strong message as the lyrics are so personal and true to me,” says Allman. “Many directors told me I couldn't possibly execute that vision with the budget I was working with, but Patrick came to me eager and excited to make it happen one way or another. And the finished product came out even more thorough and elaborate than expected."
"Torture" is featured on Picture Me Broken’s fiery new EP, Mannequins, which was produced by Multi-Platinum producer David Bendeth (Papa Roach, Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage), and is available now on iTunes.
Pick up a copy of Mannequins today and catch the band this summer on rock’s loudest tour!
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Picture Me Broken Tour Dates:
- San Diego, CA - House of Blues (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Los Angeles, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Tucson, AZ - AVA Amphitheatre (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- El Paso, TX - UTEP/Don Haskins Ctr. (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Grand Prairie, TX - Verizon Theatre at Grand (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Buffalo, NY – Outer Harbor Concert Site (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Reading, PA - Sovereign Performing Arts (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun Arena (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- St. Charles, MO - Family Arena (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Bonner Springs, KS - Capitol Federal Park (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Rockford, IL - BMO Harris Bank Center (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Mt. Pleasant, MI - Soaring Eagle Casino (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- St. Paul, MN - The Myth (w/Alice Cooper & Marilyn Manson)
- Omaha, NE - Sokol Auditorium (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Chicago, IL - Congress Theater (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere’s (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Nashville, TN - War Memorial Auditorium (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Richmond, VA - The National (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Norfolk, VA - The NorVa (w/Marilyn Manson)
- North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Charlotte, NC - Fillmore Charlotte (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live (w/Marilyn Manson)
- St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Landing (w/Marilyn Manson)
- Miami, FL - Fillmore @ Jackie Gleason (w/Marilyn Manson)
Friday, May 24, 2013
LONG LOST TO RELEASE DEBUT ALBUM IN AUGUST
May 23, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – Indie/Alternative-pop band Long Lost has announced plans to release their debut full-length album, Save Yourself, Start Again, on via No Sleep Records. The band, which is fronted by vocalist Joe Boynton of beloved indie/pop punk band Transit, has premiered the first new track, “Want,” from the album today atAltPress.com. Fans are invited to pre-order the new album from No Sleep now at https://store.nosleeprecords.
Listen to “Want” now at AltPress.com: http://altpress.com/features/
What began as an acoustic side project between the Transit vocalist Joe Boynton and guitarist Vinny Comeau in 2010 between touring has lead to a full-time band over the course of the last year. The duo signed with No Sleep Records in late 2012 and entered the studio with co-producer Gary Cioffi, Jr. (Transit, Misser) in early 2013 to record their first full-length with drummer Aviv Marotz, guitarist Mat Morin and Bassist Mike Moschetto in tow.
Once in the studio Comeau departed the band, leaving the rest of the guys primary reign over the songwriting and direction of the new material, resulting in a bright and airy collection of ten beautiful indie-pop tunes that exhibit a range of styles and moods, from upbeat power-pop to solemn folk, which any fans of bands like Death Cab For Cutie, Circa Survive, Maps & Atlases and Rilo Kiley will undoubtedly adore.
“It's been a long time coming and I can't wait to share these songs with everyone,” says Boynton.
“We entered the studio with just some simple acoustic tunes, but left with a record that's bigger, better and more varied than we'd imagined,” adds Moschetto.
Long Lost has premiered the first new song, “Want,” their second officially released song to date, from their upcoming album today. The song is a simple, heartfelt ballad that starts with Boynton’s inimitable vocals backed by an acoustic guitar and abounds with catchy verses and a memorable chorus that will surely be a fan favorite.
"It's hard to pick favorites from the record, but in trying to make a first impression, I think we all had 'Want' in mind,” says Moschetto. “I think we're all in top form on this one."
Follow Long Lost at https://www.facebook.com/
LongLostMA for more information regarding the upcoming release.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Maine has digitally released a new documentary entitled‘Behind Forever Halloween’ which follows the band during the making of their forthcoming album Forever Halloween. Take an inside look at their trip to Nashville, TN as they embark on a recording journey unique to anything they had ever experienced before. The Maine’s fourth studio album, Forever Halloween, is scheduled for release on and is available for pre-order now at http://wearethemaine.net/. – Los Angeles, CA – Phoenix, Arizona’s
Watch ‘Behind Forever Halloween’ now at www.8123.me/documentary.
The new album, produced by Brendan Benson of The Raconteurs, will be the band’s second consecutive self-funded release following their departure from Warner Bro. Records. "To be seen and treated as an equal by someone you hold in high regard is a gratifying and refreshing feeling” says frontman John O’Callaghan on working with Benson. “[He] opened his studio doors, did that and much more which helped provide the platform to create an album we can now all stand behind."
In support of the new record, The Maine will embark on a US tour from June through July. They will be headlining the first ever 8123 tour and share the stage with friends A Rocket To The Moon, This Century, and Brighten. Look for The Maine’s new album Forever Halloween on www.wearethemaine.net for more information. and check out
The Maine is John O'Callaghan, Garrett Nickelsen, Pat Kirch, Kennedy Brock, and Jared Monaco.
The Maine Tour Dates:
- Tempe, AZ - Tempe Marketplace (Free Album Release Show)
- Anaheim, CA - House of Blues
- San Francisco, CA - Great American Music Hall
- Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades
- Seattle, WA - El Corazon
- Vancouver, BC - The Rio Theater
- Calgary, AB - The Den
- Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theater
- Winnipeg, MB - Garrick
- Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theatre
- Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
- Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
- Des Moines, IA - Wooly’s
- Detroit, MI - Crofoot Ballroom
- Toronto, ON - Phoenix Theatre
- Montreal, QC - La Tulipe
- Portland, ME - Port City Music Hall
- Boston, MA - Paradise Rock Club
- Wilton, CT - Trackside
- New York, NY - Irving Plaza
- Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
- Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
- Washington, DC - Club
- Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
- Cleveland, OH - Peabody’s
- Columbus, OH - A&R Bar
- Nashville, TN - 3rd & Lindsley
- Birmingham, AL - Workplay
- Atlanta, GA - The Loft
- Jacksonville, FL - Freebird
- Orlando, FL - Beachum Theatre
- New Orleans, LA - House of Blues
- Houston, TX - Fitzgerald’s
- Austin, TX - The Parish
- Dallas, TX - Trees
- Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
- Tucson, AZ - The Rock
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