Direct Hit kicks off their Midwest tour with Tenement tomorrow! Get pumped by heading to the Riot Fest site to watch the new video for “Villain Alcoholic,” from their debut FAT full-length, Wasted Mind. Read what vocalist/guitarist Nick Woods had to say about the song below:
We haven’t done a full tour of the Midwest since my wife got pregnant. So I’m mostly excited to see long-distance pals that I haven’t seen in almost two years. “Villain Alcoholic” is the saddest song on our new album. It might be the saddest one we’ve ever written. Because unlike most of our material, it’s about actual feelings and relationships, no matter how unrealistic they are, and how they fall apart.
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are jumping the pond next February with Masked Intruder. Head here for the dates and info.
face to face kicked off their 25th anniversary year with a bang—reuniting with FAT for their ninth album, Protection —and it’s not over yet. We’ve been basking in the glow all year, and realized when perusing their back catalog, that there was a major (label) problem: two classic face to face albums aren’t available on vinyl and haven’t been for at least 20 years! Therefore, on December 16th, in cooperation with face to face main man Trever Keith’s Antagonist imprint, FAT will reissue the band’s first three albums: Don’t Turn Away, Big Choice, and Face to Face. In addition to being back in print on vinyl, each album has been brilliantly remastered by Joe Gastwirt. As if that’s not enough, each record contains two rare bonus songs, culled from the album’s original recording sessions. You also may notice that we’ve returned Don’t Turn Away to its original navy blue artwork, and added a touch of silver to each cover, a nod to the band’s 25 years. Check back soon, as we’ll be announcing the pre-order shortly! In the meantime, catch face to face live across Canada and the Midwest over the next two weeks.
Dead To Me’s killer new EP is officially out today! Listen to I Wanna Die In Los Angeles in its entirety on Noisey, Bandcamp, iTunes, or Youtube (above). Order your copy today! Then, read a new review or two. Don’t miss DTM live…they’ve just announced a flurry of dates, which include a run in the Mid-West, with more dates on the way. If you’re making the annual pilgrimage to Gainesville for FEST, we’ll see you there! Dead To Me plays on Saturday, October 29th at 12:40 PM (early afternoon), so set your alarms! Check out the full schedule here!
We are only days away from the October 21st release of Dead To Me’s awesome new EP, I Wanna Die In Los Angeles! However, today, you can hear the entire EP over at Noisey! Then, check out their upcoming tour dates, which include a recently announced run in the Mid-West. If you haven’t grabbed your copy of I Wanna Die In Los Angeles, do so today!
Direct Hit! is playing a show with Rise Against on Friday in Chicago!
Me First and the Gimme Gimmes – Rake It In: The Greatestest Hits just came out. Check out this review on Paste Magazine
Volume up, pedal down. Swingin’ Utters and toyGuitar European tour is happening now! Don’t miss it.
Chicken from Dead To Me was interviewed on Is This Music podcast. Give it a listen!
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The Bombpops have been on an absolute tear since they released their latest effort, Fear of Missing Out. With record release shows in the bag, they are heading out again this May. Scope out their tour dates and then read a brand new interview with the band here!