Archive for December 21st, 2013

Abandon All Ships

Abandon All Ships Announce New Album And Stream New Song

Abandon All Ships have made a slew of announcements in the last 24 hours. They will be releasing their third studio album, titled Malocchio, on February 11 via Rise Records. To support the release of the album, the band has also announced a headlining tour that will take place early next year. They will be […]

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WATCH: Kendrick Lamar Releases “Sing About Me” Video

In a follow up to the No. 16 Video of the Year “Bitch, Don’t Kill My Vibe,” Kendrick Lamar has released a video for the song “Sing About Me” off of the album good kid, m.A.A.d city. The video was directed by Darren Romanelli (Wilco’s “Dawned On Me”) and features Lamar drifting around Compton until he […]

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LIVE REVIEW: Brand New @ The Paramount

When Brand New announced, out of nowhere, that they would be playing all of their discography at four shows–two on the west coast and a two on the east–fans flipped out exactly how you would expect them to. The internet exploded, the tickets sold out in minutes, and most everyone was half furious, half depressed […]

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MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug’

Film: The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Directed By: Peter Jackson Starring: Ian McKellen, Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage First of all, a word to the naysayers: “Desolation of Smaug” refers to the area around Erebor which has been smote by the dragon. It doesn’t, contrary to apparently popular belief, refer to his inevitable downfall, so […]

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Bane Recording Final Album

Massachussetts hardcore act Bane have begun work on their fourth full-length album and first since 2005’s The Note. The album will be titled Don’t Wait Up, and it is being recorded at Getaway Studios with Jay Maas of fellow northeast hardcore powerhouse Defeater. Along with the news about the start of recording, Bane also announced […]

The Republic Of Wolves

The Republic Of Wolves Stream New EP Titled ‘Empty Vessels’

Not even a week after releasing No Matter How Narrow, the long awaited follow-up to 2010’s Varuna, The Republic of Wolves have released a new acoustic EP titled Empty Vessels, which can be streamed in full at the bottom of this post. Empty Vessels features six beautiful acoustic and alternative versions of songs off of […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 12/15-12/21

It’s a well-known feeling among vinyl collectors: Just when you thought all of your Christmas shopping was done and all your loose ends were wrapped up for the year, a new pre-order pops up that you just have to grab. A lot of people were probably feeling that this week with the reissues of scene […]

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REVIEW: Michael Cullen – ‘Love Transmitter’

Artist: Michael Cullen Album: Love Transmitter Genre: Synth Pop, New Wave “For awhile, putting one foot in front of the other was all I could manage.” Michael Cullen‘s Love Transmitter is the result of a marriage in shambles, the subsequent near-nervous breakdown, and a much-warranted depression; 35 minutes spanning 10 melancholic tracks of gothic new […]

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REVIEW: Slack Armada – ‘Slack Armada’ EP

Artist: Slack Armada Album: Slack Armada EP Genre: Ambient, Post-Rock James Hrabak’s debut effort under the moniker of Slack Armada is a brief foray into the depths of the subconscious. At nearly 23 minutes spanning its 4 tracks, Slack Armada provides you with a soundtrack to lose yourself in. With subtle backing grooves led by […]

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Watch The Full Trailer For ‘Transcendence’

Cinematographer Wally Pfister will be releasing his directorial debut, Transcendence, April 17, 2014. A frequent collaborator with Christopher Nolan, (Pfister did the cinematography for all Dark Knight films) Pfister’s debut will be produced by Nolan. Up until this point we have only had a teaser to tide us over, but now we have a full, […]

Paradise Fears

STREAM/DOWNLOAD: Paradise Fears – “Battle Scars” (Acoustic)

The Vermillion-based group known as Paradise Fears released an album earlier this year titled Battle Scars. The title track from the album is a fan favorite, so the group decided to record an acoustic version of the song. You can check out the re-imagined version of the song by taking a look below. If you […]

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Animals As Leaders Announce Headlining Tour

Animals As Leaders are planning on releasing a new album sometime in 2014. Though the band hasn’t revealed any album details on that album, they’ve decided to announce their headlining tour to support the album. In the last week of February they will head out on the road with After The Burial, Chon and Navene-k. […]