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Press Release Roundup: August 5

posted August 5, 2013, 8:55 am by Brian Rutherford | Filed Under Editorial, General Interest, Press Release Roundup | comment Leave a Comment


Music journalists get hit with a steady helping of press releases every day. For the music fan without that kind of sensory overload, a lot of music news can pass by without being seen. Every Monday, I will weed through and compile a list of some of the most intriguing press releases to come across my virtual desk.

Taking Back Sunday

August 6, 2013 (LOS ANGELES) – Taking Back Sunday will hit the road this fall for a month-long headlining tour that kicks off on Oct. 11 in Clifton Park, N.Y. and will run until Nov. 7. Polar Bear Club and Transit are billed to support. The tour begins after a handful of Sept. dates, which include a show with Blink-182 on Sept. 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. and a performance at Riot Fest on Sept. 14 in Chicago.

Taking Back Sunday will also play two nights at the newly re-opened Starland Ballroom in New Jersey on Sept. 11 and 12 where they will perform the electric version of Tell All Your Friends in its entirety. The concert on Thursday, Sept. 12 will air on national television exclusively on AXS TV starting at 11pm EST. Fans can get more information on the broadcast by following AXS TV on Twitter @AXSTV and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/axstvconcerts. Use hashtag #axsTBS to follow all the coverage and updates.

In June 2013 the band released TAYF10 Acoustic — a digital-only release that includes live video and audio from the band’s rare acoustic performances of their platinum-selling debut album, Tell All Your Friends. The release is now available for purchase here.

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Taking Back Sunday awho is currently working on their sixth studio album is Adam Lazzara (lead vocals), John Nolan (guitar, vocals), Eddie Reyes (guitar), Shaun Cooper (bass) and Mark O’Connell (drums). The Long Island band have toured with some of the biggest names in rock music (Linkin Park, My Chemical Romance, Green Day) and performed on the main stage of many of the world’s largest festivals including Reading and Leeds (UK), Soundwave (Australia), Summer Sonic (Japan), Bamboozle and Vans Warped Tour (US).

Upcoming Tour Dates
9/8 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun (supporting Blink-182)
9/11 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom (with Get Involved!)
9/12 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom (with Bad Rabbits)
9/14 Chicago, IL Riot Fest

Fall 2013 tour*
-all shows with Polar Bear Club and Transit unless noted
10/11 Clifton Park, NY Upstate Concert Hall
10/12 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom
10/13 Rochester, NY Water Street Music Hall
10/14 Stroudsburg, PA Sherman Theater
10/16 Pittsburg, PA Stage AE
10/17 Columbus, OH Newport Music Hall
10/18 Covington, KY Madison Theater
10/19 Bloomington, IL The Castle Theatre
10/20 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
10/22 Des Moines, IA Wooly’s
10/23 Omaha, NE Sokol Upstairs
10/25 Melbourne, FL FIT Homecoming 2013 / Downtown – Free Show (Support TBA)
10/26 Nashville, TN Marathon Music Hall
10/27 Birmingham, AL Iron City
10/29 San Antonio, TX White Rabbit
10/30 Tulsa, OK Cain’s Ballroom
10/31 St. Louis, MO The Pageant
11/1 Louisville, KY Expo Five
11/2 Myrtle Beach, SC HOB (with The Maine, Anberlin and Polar Bear Club)
11/3 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore (with Anberlin, The Maine and Transit)
11/5 Norfolk, VA The Norva
11/6 Baltimore, MD Rams Head Live
11/7 Long Island, NY The Emporium

Aly Tadros

Since the release of her most recent LP, The Fits, earlier this year, Aly has gained serious momentum and support, with reviews and praise pouring in from the likes of major tastemakers like Interview Magazine, Paste, American Songwriter, and MTV Buzzworthy, not to mention endorsement deals from both Guild and Fender guitars. Now that she’s spent most of the year touring across the world in support of her sophomore release, Aly is ready to be back in New York City with a summer residency at Rockwood Music Hall and her upcoming show at Joe’s Pub in August – one of her biggest shows yet to date.

In the past four years as a traveling artist, Tadros has played over 700 stages across North America and Europe, venturing as far as Egypt, Turkey, Canada and Mexico. Accompanied by backing vocalists and a string quartet, there’s no denying that Aly’s live show is a hypnotizing and infectious display of her intelligent songwriting and wistful wanderlust, and an event not to be missed.

Check out Aly Tadros w/ Gabriel Rios & Gina Chavez

Wednesday, August 21st @ Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette (Lafayette/Astor Pl)

The Vaccines

The Vaccines have released a stream of “Do You Want A Man (John Hill and Rich Costey Remix)” in anticipation of the August 13 release of their upcoming EP Melody Calling. The EP was recorded in March at Eldorado Studios with producers John Hill (Rihanna, MIA, Santigold) and Rich Costey (Muse, Franz Ferdinand, Arctic Monkeys). The track can be heard here:

The Vaccines made recent appearances at Governor’s Ball Festival, Bonnaroo and Lollapalooza. Later this month the band will join Mumford and Sons for 12 show across the U.S. After that they’ll play a handful of west coast headline dates before they join Phoenix for a handful of more U.S. dates (full list of date below).

The Vaccines are: Arni Arnason (bass), Freddie Cowan (guitar / vocals), Pete Robertson (drums) & Justin Young (vocals / guitar).

American tour dates:
8/2 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer (headline show)
8/4 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza
8/24 Simcoe, ON Norforlk County Fairgrounds* SOLD OUT (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)
8/26 Toronto, ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre *
8/28 Queens, NY Forest Hills Stadium*
8/29 Burgettstown, PA First Niagra Pavilion*
9/2 Noblesville, TN Klipsch Music Center*
9/3 Milwaukee, WI Marcus Amphitheatre*
9/4 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center*
9/7 Guthrie, OK Cottonwood Flats * (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)
9/9 Pelham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre*
9/10 Atlanta, GA Centennial Olympic Park*
9/11 Simpsonville, SC Charter Amphitheatre*
9/13 Orlando, FL The Social (headline show)
9/14 St. Augustine, FL Francis Field * (Gentlemen of the Road Stopover)
9/21 San Diego, CA The Casbah (headline show)
9/22 Los Angeles, CA Mayan Theatre (headline show)
9/23 San Francisco, CA The Regency Ballroom (headline show)
9/28 Chicago, IL UIC Pavilion **
9/29 Ypsilanti, MI EMU Convocation Center **
10/1 Boston, MA Agganis Arena **
10/2 Brooklyn, NY Barclay’s **
10/3 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion – Outdoor Stage **

Palms & Puscifier

Aug. 7, 2013, Jerome, Ariz. – PALMS’ remix of Puscifer’s “The Weaver” is streaming via Noisey (http://noisey.vice.com/blog/listen-to-puscifers-remix-album-all-re-mixed-up). The full album, accompanied by an interview with Maynard James Keenan, will be streaming via Spin on Tuesday, Aug. 20.

Sir Mix-A-Lot’s remix of “Conditions of My Parole” is streaming via Vibe .

All Re-Mixed Up comes on the heels of an incredibly busy period for the electro-rock outfit. The band recently released the seven-song EP Donkey Punch The Night, which features covers of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” (see the video here: ) and Accept’s “Balls To The Wall” as well as new songs “Breathe” and “Dear Brother.”

“All Re-Mixed Up is the continuation of the Puscifer tradition to release alternate versions, reworks, and remixes of what we consider initial thoughts,” explained Maynard James Keenan of the track-for-track re-mixing of 2011’s Conditions of My Parole. “For instance, Carina Round was nervous about how to approach her version of ‘Telling Ghosts.’ Mat Mitchell put her at ease by asking her to think of it as a song half written, advising her to ‘now write the other half.’ It’s extremely liberating in the digital age to approach composing and creating in this manner. Infinite paths to explore, reinterpret, and re-present.”

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All Re-Mixed Up track listing and remixers:
1. Monsters (Deconstruct) remixed by Mat Mitchell
2. The Green Valley (Verde River Maestro 507 mix) remixed by Rani Sharone (Stolen Babies)
3. Monsoons (JLE Motorik mix) remixed by Josh Eustis
4. Telling Ghosts (Giorgia O’Queef mix) remixed by Carina Round
5. Horizons (Dream of a Lie remix) by John Fryer (This Mortal Coil)
6. Man Overboard (11AD remix) by Alain Johannes
7. Toma (Burn Out remix) by Five Knives
8. The Rapture (JLE Needs Service mix) by Josh Eustis
9. Conditions of My Parole (F.U.B.A.R. remix) by Sir Mix-A-Lot
10. The Weaver (Virtual Vacuum remix) by PALMS
11. Oceans (Green Mussel Mix) by Zac Rae
12. Tumbleweed (Delusions of Grandeur mix) by The Beta Machine

Puscifer, who are known for their all-encompassing live performances that integrate a variety of on-stage props and pre-recorded video pieces, performed at Coachella 2013, and made their first international outings at Australia’s Soundwave Festival and enthralled South American crowds at Lollapalooza Brazil and Chile.

SOiL

SOiL’s sixth studio album, WHOLE, will be released August 20 via Pavement Entertainment. It’s the band’s first 100% independent release. “We wanted to call all the shots on this album and, for the first time ever, hold our future in our own hands,” explains bassist Tim King.

“Shine On” is the album’s first single

WHOLE is the first album with original frontman Ryan McCombs since 2004’s RE.DE.FINE (after which he became Drowning Pool’s lead singer). It sees SOiL returning to its classic sound that fans have come to admire, calling it the album “that could have come directly after the SCARS album in 2001.”

Following the release of their first-ever live DVD in 2012, “Re-LIVE-ing The Scars,” SOiL began writing new material and entered the studio in February 2013 with producer Ulrich Wild (Pantera, Breaking Benjamin) to begin recording.

“This was by far the most comfortable and natural recording process we have ever experienced,” says guitarist Adam Zadel. “From the writing, pre-production, and through the main tracking and mixing, everything was smooth and fluid.”

Songs featured on WHOLE include “The Hate Song,” “Loaded Gun,” “Way Gone,” and “Shine On,” which is dedicated to the SOiL fans for standing by the band throughout the years. Another track, “Amalgamation,” sees McCombs taking song titles from both the SOiL and Drowning Pool releases he was a part of and weaving them into verses of the song.

“I think lyrically speaking, those that are familiar with the work I’ve done are going to get the next chapter that they would expect,” Ryan McCombs describes about the lyrical process. “Words from a heart and mind that has lived them. One of the greatest things I experience as a lyricist is when people come up and share with me how a song, or a specific verse or line from a song, got them through a hard time or times in their lives. It reminds me of the times music did that for me and how powerful music and/or a lyric can be in a person’s life.”

Drums and percussion on WHOLE were performed by Will Hunt (Black Label Society, Evanescence, Device). “Will added a whole new dimension to the songs,” states bassist Tim King. “He added a monstrous and aggressive vibe to the album.” A guest guitar solo on “Wake Up” was also performed by longtime friend, Mike Mushok of the band Staind.

In touring news, SOiL will hitting the road on June 19 for a show in Bowling Green, KY at The Rustic Room along with Pop Evil. The band is currently lining up shows for the entire summer, which will be announced in the coming weeks. One of the upcoming tour stops includes an appearance as part of the second annual Monster Energy’s Aftershock Festival on September 15 in Sacramento, CA at Discovery Park, along with Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Megadeth, Volbeat, A Day To Remember, HIM, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Falling In Reverse, Device, Steel Panther, P.O.D., and many others.

Track listing for WHOLE:
1. Loaded Gun
2. The Hate Song
3. Ugly
4. Way Gone
5. Psychopath
6. Shine On
7. Wake Up
8. Amalgamation
9. My Time
10. Little Liar
11. One Love

Kings of Leon

Apparently “Supersoaker” received a deservingly ‘lukewarm’ reception, cause KOL is now promoting a different single off Mechanical Bull, their new album due next month. It’s a bit tastier indeed, but still nothing to write home about.

Miss May I

Troy, OH metal act Miss May I will head into the studio on August 14th with Terry Date (Pantera, White Zombie, Deftones) to begin work on their fourth studio album, the follow up to 2012’s At Heart, which hit #32 on the Billboard Top 200 in its first week. The album will be mixed by Colin Richardson (Machine Head, As I Lay Dying) and is currently slated for a spring 2014 release on Rise Records.

Bassist Ryan Neff, says, “Miss May I has been a wild ride for all of us since the beginning. From starting out in a basement in a small Ohio town, listening to our favorite bands, and just trying to play shows, all the way up to now, about to record our fourth full length album. As a long time fan, I am ecstatic to announce that we will be working with Terry Date on our next record. Growing up jamming Deftones, White Zombie, and Pantera, it’s a dream come true to be working with the man who helped capture some of their greatest work. As if that wasn’t amazing enough, we have Colin Richardson in to mix the record who is also a legend in the metal world. So you can all expect some heavy riffage coming your way next year!”
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Miss May I will follow up their recently wrapped stint as direct support on Killswitch Engage’s North American with another direct support slot on Five Finger Death Punch’s The Wrong Side of Heaven Tour, which starts September 17 in Medford, OR and runs through October 27.

Miss May I is
Levi Benton – vocals/lyrics
Justin Aufdemkampe – guitar
BJ Stead – guitar
Ryan Neff – bass/vocals
Jerod Boyd – drums

www.facebook.com/MissMayIMusic

Upcoming Tour Dates:
Sep 15 Aftershock Festival Sacramento, CA
Sep 17 Armory Medford, OR
Sep 18 McDonalds Theater Eugene, OR
Sep 20 Toyota Center Kennewick Kennewick, WA
Sep 21 Greyhound Park Post Falls, ID
Sep 22 Wilma Theater Missoula, MT
Sep 23 Enmax Centre Lethbridge, Canada
Sep 25 Prince George CN Centre Prince George, Canada
Sep 26 EnCana Events Centre Dawson Creek, Canada
Sep 28 Mac Ewan Hall Calgary, Canada
Sep 29 Credit Union Centre Saskatoon, Canada
Sep 30 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton, Canada
Oct 02 Brandt Centre Regina, Canada
Oct 04 Concert Hall at the Venue Fargo, ND
Oct 05 Eagles Ballroom Milwaukee, WI
Oct 06 Orbit Room Grand Rapids, MI
Oct 08 Fillmore Detroit, MI
Oct 09 Niagra Falls, NY Rapids Theatre
Oct 11 Lupo’s Providence, RI
Oct 12 New York, NY Best Buy Theatre
Oct 13 Freedom Hall, Lancaster, PA
Oct 15 The Ritz Raleigh, NC
Oct 17 Century Tel Arena Bossier City, LA
Oct 18 Brady Theater Tulsa, OK
Oct 20 SHRINE MOSQUE Springfield, MO
Oct 22 Concrete Street Corpus Christi, TX
Oct 23 Pharr Event Center Pharr, TX
Oct 26 Lonestar Amphitheater Lubbock, TX
Oct 27 City Auditorium Colorado Springs, CO

ZZ Ward

August 6, 2013 (Burbank, CA) – After a successful run with “Put The Gun Down,” off her full-length album Til The Casket Drops, ZZ Ward recently debuted her new single, “365 Days” with a rousing performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The song (written by Ward) showcases her soulful voice, keyboard prowess and echoes a sentiment of empowerment as a bad relationship fizzles, making the song not only relatable but a fan favorite. The video, which shows a poised Ward as the relationship spirals (literally) to its end, can be seen here: youtu.be/m6YkSItejP4

zzwardyearcoverIt’s been a whirlwind 365 days for ZZ as she’s gone from an underground mixtape to critically acclaimed album release, sold out tours, appearances on Conan, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Last Call with Carson Daly and given buzzworthy performances at SXSW, Firefly, Wakarusa and Sasquatch, sharing the stage with the likes of The Lumineers, Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend, and more. Not to mention, ZZ designed her own line of fedoras for Broner hats and saw her music featured in Nashville, Pretty Little Liars, The Voice and We’re The Millers.

Later this month ZZ will continue her summer coast-to-coast run performing at Live On The Green, the Harley Davidson Festival, Bumbershoot and Music on the Half Shell in Roseburg, OR where she was raised — a true homecoming moment for ZZ who once sold her CD’s in the parking lot at the local mall. The summer run will be followed by the kick-off of her fall headline tour, The Down and Dirty Shine Tour 2013 (dates below.)

An eclectic and innovative performer, ZZ’s mix of backporch blues and gritty hip-hop beats has been resonating with both fans and critics alike. Said the New York Times recently, “[ZZ Ward’s] energy evokes Tina Turner’s, her chops Aretha Franklin’s, and her soul Etta James’s,” while the Village Voice notes, “Ward’s voice…stands alone like a force of nature.”

FESTIVAL DATES:
8/08/13 – Nashville, TN @ Live On The Green
8/10/13 – Burnaby, BC @ Burnaby Blues & Roots
8/11/13 – Spokane, WA @ The Centre of Spokane
8/13/13 – Roseburg, OR @ Music On The Half Shell
8/30/13 – Milwaukee WI @ Harley Davidson Anniversary
8/31/13 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival

THE DOWN AND DIRTY SHINE FALL HEADLINE TOUR
9/2/13 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
9/4/13 – San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
9/6/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues (West Hollywood)
9/7/13 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
9/8/13 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
9/10/13 – Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
9/11/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
9/13/13 – Telluride, CO -@Telluride Blues & Brews Festival
9/14/13 – Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
9/16/13 – Austin, TX @ The Parish
9/17/13 – Dallas, TX @ Cambridge Room at House of Blues
9/18/13 – Houston, TX @ Bronze Peacock at House of Blues
9/20/13 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
9/21/13 – Columbia, MO @ Roots N’ Blues
9/23/13 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
9/24/13 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
9/27/13 – Charlotte, NC @ Visulite Theatre
9/28/13 – Washington DC @ 9:30 Club
9/30/13 – New York, NY @ Irving Plaza
10/1/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of Living Arts
10/2/13 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/4/13 – Cleveland, OH @ Cambridge Room at House of Blues
10/5/13 – Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
10/6/13 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter
10/8/13 – Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe at Old National Centre
10/11/13 – Kansas City, MO @ The Midland
10.12.13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Skyway Theater
10/14/13 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird
10/15/13 – Chicago, IL @ House of Blues

For more info, please visit:
http://www.zzward.com/
https://twitter.com/zzward
https://www.facebook.com/ZZWard

Naked and Famous

New Zealand quintet The Naked and Famous has premiered a new video for their first single ‘Hearts Like Ours’ on VEVO. Taken from their recently announced sophomore album, In Rolling Waves, the song was introduced to the world by Zane Lowe last week as the Hottest Record In The World Today by BBC Radio 1 and quickly caught on worldwide, going #1 on Hype Machine overnight. The video for ‘Hearts Like Ours’ is directed by Campbell Hooper, of Special Problems, who has previously made videos for Young Blood and Punching in a Dream with creative partner, Joel Kefali. In Rolling Waves, will be released via Republic on September 17th, 2013. Pre-order the album here.

In Rolling Waves follows the band’s lauded debut Passive Me, Aggressive You. With global sales of over 500,000, the album spawned a US Gold single, ‘Young Blood,’ and took the band’s YouTube and Vevo views beyond 25 million. Praised by the NME, it was “A classic case of lovely and beautiful: TNAF’s passive melodicism and aggressive innovation clash in a dazzling blaze of psych/sonic fireworks” and Rolling Stone magazine described ‘Young Blood’ as one of the year’s “best singles.”

Fronted by Alisa Xayalith (vocals/keyboards) and Thom Powers (guitar/vocals), The Naked and Famous lit a fire under an online fan base, with a video subculture built through YouTube and into radio. M83 invited TNAF to remix a single and a Tiesto remix transformed ‘Young Blood’ into a club smash. Agencies fell into The Naked and Famous slipstream, and theirs became the go-to soundtrack for gaming, Hollywood and TV shows mining a zeitgeist of young and interesting. Twelve months previously, the band, including David Beadle (bass guitar), Jesse Wood (drums) and Aaron Short (keyboards), had been writing and recording songs in bedrooms on Auckland’s North Shore.

By June 2012, The Naked and Famous had played to more than 600,000 people in 24 countries, but the band chose to hit pause and embark on a second album. After two years of near-constant touring, the New Zealand five-piece set up home in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles to begin work on the twelve track album. The resulting album, In Rolling Waves, produced by Powers and Short, along with Justin Meldal-Johnsen (M83, Beck and NIN) with co-production on two tracks, delivers darkly nuanced, intricately rocking electro gems once again born in bedroom studio sessions, then demoed in studios in Wales and Australia ahead of recording at Sunset Sound in Hollywood.

In 2013, The Naked And Famous are matured and determined to deliver new music to their fans as soon as possible. The band will commence a North American tour in late September before heading to Europe and arriving in the UK late November. Dates below.

Campfire OK

Deeply rooted in Seattle, Campfire OK announces the release of their sophomore album, When You Have Arrived through Fugitive Records on September 17th and will feature “Wishing You The Best” as the first single. The essence of the 12 track alternative album establishes a dark psychedelia sound with unassailable harmonies and catchy melodies.

WATCH: Official Video for “Wishing You The Best”

Campfire OK delivers a unique sound that the band so proudly claims as their own swiftly entering the Seattle music scene by performing at festivals such as Doe Bay, Bumbershoot, and The Capitol Hill Block Party.

Track Listing:
1. 2&3
2. My Dear Friends
3. Wishing You The Best
4. Fireworks at Night
5. New Tradition
6. Pretty and Kind
7. Whereabouts
8. Orange Grove
9. Wooden Queen (feat. Melodie Knight)
10. When You Have Arrived
11. Smoke Out Your Eyes (feat. Melodie Knight)
12. Our Hearts Beat Light (To An Orange Grove)

Campfire OK consists of Mychal Cohen (vocals/piano/guitar), Andrew Eckes (banjo/guitar/trumpet), Brandon Milner (drummer), Aaron Huffman (bassist, formerly with Harvey Danger), and Zarni De Wet (vocals and piano). The songs from the album, When You Have Arrived present themselves in a sprightly, electro-pop manner, some tracks introducing romantic and vulnerable lullabies, while others dance between rhythmic intonations.

The Melvins

Aug. 5, 2013 – The Melvins are set to release Tres Cabrones, a 12-song release that finds Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover reuniting with original drummer Mike Dillard, on Nov. 5 via Ipecac Recordings.

“Tres Cabrones is as close as we’re willing to get to the Melvins 1983 line-up,” explained Osborne. “The best part is it’s all new songs. I specifically wrote tunes that would be good for these guys to play and it worked out great. We had no interest in rehashing tunes we wrote 30 years ago and chose instead to simply create NEW songs. It worked out perfectly.”melvinsnewcover

“Making the Tres Cabrones record was a real treat indeed. It’s a trip down memory lane complete with debauchery and ultra violence, ” said Dillard, who left the band in 1984 only to be replaced by Crover.

“After 30 years we release a record with the (almost) original line-up of the band,” added Crover. “I’ve always felt that drummer Mike Dillard was one of us. It’s great that he’s still a piece of the puzzle! Plus, I get to see what it’s like being the bass player in the Melvins! Tres Cabrones indeed!”

The Melvins annexed Big Business band members Coady Willis and Jared Warren in 2006 for (A) Senile Animal and the quartet has remained in this incarnation for four additional releases including Everybody Loves Sausages, a covers album released this spring. Not ones to relax, the Melvins introduced Melvins Lite, a version of the band that teams Osborne and Crover with Trevor Dunn (Tomahawk, Mr. Bungle). Melvins Lite released their debut album, Freak Puke, in 2012 and subsequently embarked on a 51 date/51 State (including DC) tour of the United States.

The Melvins are currently in the midst of their 30th Anniversary Tour in their ongoing four-piece iteration (father-to-be Jared Warren is on paternity leave with Butthole Surfers’ bass player Jeff Pinkus filling in). The band plays The Loft at Center Stage in Atlanta this evening.

30th Anniversary Tour (Honky opens all dates except FYF Fest):
August 5 Atlanta, GA The Loft at Center Stage Atlanta
August 7 New Orleans, LA One Eyed Jack’s
August 8 Houston, TX Warehouse Live – Studio
August 9 Austin, TX Mohawk
August 10 Dallas, TX Trees
August 13 Salt Lake City, UT Club Sound
August 14 Boise, ID Neurolux
August 16 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
August 17 Seattle, WA Neumo’s
August 18 Bellingham, WA Wild Buffalo Hall of Music
August 19 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
August 20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom
August 22 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
August 23 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
August 25 Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest
August 26 San Diego, CA Casbah
August 27 Pioneertown, CA Pappy & Harriet’s

T. Hardy Morris

As we mentioned last week, T. Hardy Morris is definitely making waves. Now with indie legends R.E.M. pushing their new video on their site, they’re hotter than most. Here is the video…and check out last week’s PRR for more info on Morris touring

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE

August 6, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – After months of anticipation, avant-garde metal band IWRESTLEDABEARONCE has released their long-awaited third full-length album, Late For Nothing, today via Century Media. The album is currently streaming at Loudwire.com and available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon.com, iwabostore.com and at local indie retailers.

Stream Late For Nothing now at Loudwire.com:

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE has also released an epic new video for their song “Boat Paddle” from Late For Nothing at Youtube.com. Known for their unique sense of humor, the band’s latest video finds the band being called on to save the Earth from an alien with a massive death ray. Armed with brutal riffs, tumultuous rhythm and ferocious vocals, the costumed heroes’ sonic assault stops the impending doom in its tracks…

Late For Nothing features twelve crushing tracks including “Carnage Asada” (ft. Steve Vai), “Firebees,” “Thunder Chunky” and “I’d Buy That For A Dollar.”

IWRESTLEDABEARONCE is currently on the road in the U.S. on The All Stars Tour 2013 with Every Time I Die, Chelsea Grin, Veil of Maya, Terror and more through the end of August.

Follow the band for news and updates

Tour Dates:
Aug 5 – Mesa, AZ – The Nile Theater
Aug 8 – Dallas, TX – The Door
Aug 9 – San Antonio, TX – Backstage Live
Aug 10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues
Aug 12 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
Aug 13 – Raleigh, NC – Lincoln Theatre
Aug 14 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
Aug 15 – New York, NY – Irving Plaza
Aug 16 – Reading, PA – Reverb
Aug 17 – Hartford, CT – The Webster

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