Wednesday 30 August 2017

THE MOMS Resurface with New Album and New Label


New Jersey punk rock trio THE MOMS has resurfaced with a new album, new record label, and a more refined sound. Doing Asbestos We Can is set for an October 13th release via seminal indie label Bar/None Records.

“The meaning behind the album title is two-fold,” explains frontman Joey Nester. “Firstly, we rehearse in our basement where all of the steam pipes are insulated with asbestos. Secondly, in the interim period between albums we’ve been doing our best to juggle playing shows, writing music, and working enough to pay rent.”

Doing Asbestos We Can was recorded at Barbershop Studios in Lake Hopatcong, NJ. It was produced and engineered by Brett Romnes (Brand New, Sorority Noise, Seaway) and Gary Cioni. From a plea to reconnect with someone great that you care about but the timing isn’t right (“When We’re Older”) to being unfaithful and the emotional fallout from such an encounter (“Heartless”) to addressing the people of the earth about temporary nature of their stay which was inspired by Mark Twain’s Letters from the Earth (“Soup Song”) to the up-tempo horn-infused ditty about passing up opportunities and getting back on track (“Fortunate Former”) featuring The Front Bottoms’ Ciaran O’Donnell – The Moms has created a cohesive collection of songs.

Living the D.I.Y. dream since 2011, The Moms is a hard charging trio from Morris Plains, NJ. Not only are they masters of the mosh pit – they also deliver memorable hook-filled songs often below the 2-minute mark. They’ve covered ground in the United States, Canada, and Japan including Skate & Surf Festival and three annual appearances at The Fest.

The Moms is Joey Nester (vocals, guitar), Jon Stolpe (bass), Matty Stolpe (drums). Doing Asbestos We Can will be released on October 13, 2017 via Bar/None Records.

TOUR DATES: SEP 14 Township Chicago, IL SEP 15 Buzzbin Art & Music Shop Canton, OH SEP 16 Founders Brewing Company Grand Rapids, MI SEP 23 The North Jersey Indie Rock Festival @ Cathedral Hall Jersey City, NJ

Tuesday 29 August 2017

THE ROCKET SUMMER Announces 10 Year "Do You Feel" UK Tour

THE ROCKET SUMMER has announced a special U.K. run of shows with his band celebrating the 10 year anniversary of their breakthrough album DO YOU FEEL. This follows a successful full U.S. Do You Feel 10th-anniversary tour that they embarked on this summer. The run of shows begins 30 October in Bristol at Fleece and concludes 6 November in London at The 02 Islington.

Sometimes, to see how far you’ve come, you have to look back at your beginnings. For multi-instrumentalist, BRYCE AVARY of The Rocket Summer, his evolution into the powerpop/indie rock powerhouse that he is becoming has origins in his dynamic and explosive entrance into the mainstream ten years ago with his breakthrough album DO YOU FEEL. Before he embarks into his evolution forward, Avary will be stepping out of the studio where he is working on new music to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of a special album for TRS fans by performing the album for the first time ever in its entirety.

Celebrating the album which earned them the cover of Alternative Press who hailed him as “merging Cheap Trick’s hard pop hooks with Dashboard Confessional’s earnestness”, Avary will be playing Do You Feel along with an additional set of fan favorites from Hello, Good Friend, Of Men and Angels, Calendar Days, Life Will Write The Words, and Zoetic and spiking it with some brand new material that he's working on.

Check out the dates below and be sure to catch The Rocket Summer’s UK Do You Feel 10 Year Tour when it comes to a city near you!

THE ROCKET SUMMER UK Do You Feel 10 Year Shows: 30.10 Fleece Bristol, UK 31.10 02 Academy2 Birmingham, UK 2.11 Cathouse Glasgow, UK 3.11 Club Academy Manchester, UK 4.11 Key Club Leeds, UK 6.11 02 Academy Islington London, UK

Monday 28 August 2017

DEAD LORD release new album "In Ignorance We Trust"

Swedish hard rockers DEAD LORD celebrate the release of their new album “In Ignorance We Trust”! To celebrate the album release, DEAD LORD will be kicking off their headline European tour on Wednesday 30 August in Hamburg, Germany with fellow countrymen Night as special guests. To warm up for the tour, watch the band's "Kill Them All" video which was filmed on the road earlier this summer: