Cass McCombs
August 24th, 2016

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Cass McCombs
Mangy Love
Anti-
ADDS 8/30/16
CD / DIGITAL

Cass McCombs writes songs for rainy days. Over the last 15 years, he has perfected a specific style of low-key, dusky mood music suited for long, gray weekends spent indoors with the blinds closed. . . his are songs you sing to yourself, wandering around the house, looking for something to do. And judging by ‘Opposite House,’ the first single from Mangy Love, he may be starting to go stir crazy.”- Pitchfork “Best New Track”

Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. It’s a career that’s twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them. His new record, Mangy Love, ventures into realms of experimental soul, twisted psychedelia, and straight-up rock, resulting in a sound that articulates his live show better than ever before. Thematically, it’s far darker, tackling heavy issues through McCombs’ uniquely cracked lens of (often-times hilarious) lyrical wit and acumen toward subtlety. Hip-hop and Beat poetry influences have never been more evident, with several songs employing a speech-style and clever fast-paced wordplay. There are guest appearances by many fellow musicians of his tribe ranging from Angel Olsen to Blake Mills, under the production of veteran Rob Schnapf, and the overall result is his most immediate and up-beat record to date.

Angel Olsen’s vocal contribution to ‘Opposite House’ by Cass McCombs is pretty subtle . . . But the result is gorgeous, and makes perfect sense, since they’ve got a shared knack for crafting heart-wrenching rock music on the traditional end of the songwriting spectrum.” - FADER “Songs You Need In Your Life This Week”

“Count your lucky stars that a world now exists wherein Cass McCombs and Angel Olsen are on the same track: “Opposite House”...” - SPIN “Favorite Songs of the Week”

Noisey Interview: Cass McCombs and the Cosmos


RIYL: Tallest Man On Earth, Angel Olsen, Ariel Pink, Andrew Bird, Iron and Wine, The War On Drugs
DIRTY: #2, 8, 11
TRY: #4, 7, & Clean Edit of #8 (included in DL folder)

Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://cassmccombs.com/
https://twitter.com/cassmccombs
https://www.facebook.com/CassMcCombs/
http://anti.com/artists/cass-mccombs/



Trapdoor Social
August 24th, 2016

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Trapdoor Social
Trapdoor Social
Self-Released
ADDS 8/30/16
CD / DIGITAL

Sunshine is all monster hooks and full-blown chorus, snarled guitars warping anthemic vocal harmonies." - PopMatters

Trapdoor Social’s Merritt Graves and Skylar Funk met in an Environmental program at Pomona College and bonded over a shared concern for the future of the planet. They started off on a journey to make music and do some good along the way.

The duo introduced themselves with the 2012 EP Death Of A Friend, a driving, emotive alt-rock experience. Produced by Curt Schneider, the EP features Death Cab For Cutie’s Jason McGerr on drums. The EP made waves when “Like You Never” became the #1 listener-requested track on KROQ’s “Locals Only” show, and the second single “Away” enjoyed radio play from a number of major market stations around the US (including regular rotation on Q87.7 in Chicago) and a national Discount Tire/America’s Tire commercial for much of 2014-15.

In May 2014, Trapdoor Social released the Science of Love EP, which explored both sides of Skylar and Merritt’s influences as songwriters. As the boys started work on the EP, they decided to channel their music toward an environmental initiative in their community. They partnered with a few great non-profits and used their unreleased EP to raise $35k of solar roofing, which they are donating to Homeboy Industries. The 6.4 kW project represents 100% of the fundraiser’s earnings and will be installed soon.

Trapdoor Social toured 2 laps around the US in the summer of 2014 with new members Eyal Dahan (drums), Louie Gonzalez (guitar), and Patrick Griffen (bass), with Ben Ebert taking over drumming duties since. The following December, the band toured to Colorado Springs to play RXP1039’s Christmas festival. Having discovered that the local high school (Mesa Ridge HS) marching band program was underfunded, the boys decided to record a song with the band to help launch a fundraiser to help keep the program alive and promote the benefits of music and arts education in the public school system.

“Fine On My Own” was released on April 20th, 2015 and has been on high rotation in Colorado and played in other major markets. The song attained “Hall of Fame” Status on Las Vegas’s X107.5 nightly contest “The Beatdown” by winning ten times in a row. Trapdoor Social toured to Colorado in May 2015 and promoted the fundraiser by organizing and performing a benefit show with the marching band. The fundraiser brought in over $7K for the school.

The band's "Sunshine" single is already seeing success around the country, including being voted #1 on KROQ's "Locals Only" show and winning the KXTE "Beatdown" contest ten nights in a row, qualifying the track for the station's 2016 "Hall of Fame".


RIYL: Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie, Young The Giant, Arcade Fire
TRY: #4, 1, 3, 5, 13

Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.trapdoorsocial.com/
https://www.facebook.com/TrapdoorSocial/
https://www.youtube.com/user/TrapdoorSocial
https://twitter.com/TrapdoorSocial
https://trapdoorsocial.bandcamp.com/
https://soundcloud.com/trapdoorsocial
https://www.instagram.com/trapdoorsocial/



Valery Trails
August 3rd, 2016

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Valery Trails

Chameleon Bones

Self-Released



ADDS 8/9/16

CD / DIGITAL

"Reminiscent in many ways of the late ’80’s sound of Fender Jazzmasters and some fuzz (think a toned-down My Bloody Valentine or a poppier Dinosaur Jr.), it’s a crisp gathering of songs that have melody and throttle." - Popdose

“... Second song ‘Cordless’ matches the Athens’ band sense of grief with a guitar riff that weeps like J Mascis during his ’90s pomp, while ‘Doesn’t Have To Live Here Anymore’ may slightly pilfer the heart-on-sleeve sleekness of Toad the Wet Sprocket, but it matches it with harmony-heavy lyrics that lilt and plead like an Out of Time offcut. Closer ‘Change My World’ similarly has the unmistakable burr of Stipe and Peter Buck’s roughed-up jangle. When The Valery Trails cut loose, it’s just as refreshing, particularly on the sludgy stomp of ‘Fall Around’, which brings to mind Bandwagonesque-era Teenage Fanclub. . It’s the best R.E.M. album since Reveal” – Louder Than War

“The members of the Valery Trails are spread out between Brisbane, Australia, and Houston, Texas, but “OK” makes them sound perfectly connected, a natural and addictive rock tune that kicks off Chameleon Bones with some loud optimism.” - Magnet

“Their sound, well, it’s going to take you back to classic 90s radio sounds, filled with a solid melody and distorted guitars. ... Think of bands like REM or maybe a happier Dinosaur Jr and you’ll know right where this group stands.” – Austin Town Hall

“Chameleon Bones‘ first single “OK” is comprised of an anthemic hook paired with a jangling alt country/alt rock sound — in other words, slightly fuzzy guitars fed through subtle effects pedals, thunderous and propulsive drumming along with a throbbing bass line in a song that sounds as though it was channeling Big Star, The Smithereens, Murmur-era R.E.M., Dinosaur, Jr., The Church and others, complete with a radio-friendly, arena rock friendly air. But what distinguishes The Valery Trails from those familiar sources is that this particular single also manages to channel shoegazer rock and 90s Brit Pop in a way that puts a subtle new twist on a beloved sound.” – The Joy of Violent Movement


RIYL: Bob Mould, The National, Guided By Voices
TRY: #1, 2, 5, 9




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.thevalerytrails.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thevalerytrails

https://twitter.com/TheValeryTrails

http://thevalerytrails.bandcamp.com/


Field Mouse
August 3rd, 2016

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Field Mouse

Episodic

Topshelf Records



ADDS 8/9/16

CD / DIGITAL

"...pulses with a frustrated energy, radiating a sharp bitterness about being mistreated." - NPR

“ …an awesome fast-burner that sees vocalist Rachel Browne straining her voice in the best way.." - Stereogum

Spin: Album of the Week

NPR: Songs We Love

If 2014's Hold Still Life was the fruition of Field Mouse's evolution from a fiery two-piece into a fully-fledged band, then new album Episodic (August 5, Topshelf Records) is the letting go; the abandonment of past persuasions for something altogether more untamed. Where the band's initial work was self-recorded by founding members Rachel Browne and Andrew Futral, the new record signifies the first time that the quintet has composed an album together from start-to-finish - and the result is a record that feels altogether more defined.

Recorded in Philadelphia with Hop Along's Joe Reinhart, and written through a twelve month period which delivered sudden family illness and a deteriorating relationship, Episodic is fashioned from ten feverish bouts of guitar-pop; led by Browne's fearsome and fearless vocal and informed by an instrumental backing that underpins the entire record with a vibrant concoction of guitar, drums and keys.

Showcasing the band's ability to switch between mood and tone, the record shifts from the spiky immediacy of tracks such as 'Accessory' and 'A Widow With A Terrible Secret', to the more spacious moments, such as monumental center-piece 'Beacon', without ever losing sight of the scuzzy, melodic pop songs that remain Field Mouse's distinct forte.

Featuring guest turns from Sadie Dupuis (Speedy Ortiz), Allison Crutchfield (Swearin'/Waxahatchee) and Joseph D'Agostino (Cymbals Eat Guitars), Episodic is the sound of a fully-realized band truly coming in to their own; honest, direct and immensely powerful.


RIYL: Hop Along, Speedy Ortiz, Lemonheads, Courtney Barnett
TRY: #5, 6, 8, 10
DIRTY: #1, 2, 4




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.topshelfrecords.com/roster/field-mouse

http://fieldmouse.bandcamp.com/

http://fieldmousemusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/fieldmousemusic

https://twitter.com/fieldmousemusic

https://www.instagram.com/fieldmousemusic/


Chris Staples
August 10th, 2016

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Chris Staples

Golden Age

Barsuk



ADDS 8/16/16

CD / DIGITAL

“So happy to find out how great this record is." - Robin Hilton / NPR Music

American Songwriter - "Golden Age" Video Premiere

For some time, Chris Staples was longing for things to return to the way they had been. The way they were before he was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes and his pancreas failed. Before his bike accident and the resulting hip surgery. Before the dissolution of a long-term relationship. He had been left to pick up the pieces, but for a long time couldn’t bring himself to. “I felt for a several years like I was mourning. Mourning a happier time in my life, or a time when I was more youthful. Everything was different for me after that period in my life.”

But the myths we build about our past are often gilded: we believe things were innocent, that they were whole. Staples, after feeling the seductive pull of that illusion for years, had enough of it. He was going to tear it down. As he began to pick up the pieces of his life, and coincidentally began to write music for a new album to follow his acclaimed 2014 Barsuk debut American Soft, his songs pivoted forward, becoming the new record, Golden Age.

"One of Robin Hilton's favorite artists, Chris Staples has been through a lot, from health problems to a bicycle accident and a long-term relationship coming to an end. In the process of putting himself back together, Staples wrote Golden Age, which refers to a past often over-idealized." - NPR All Songs Considered

Chris Staples will be touring extensively, with over 30 dates opening for Rocky Votolato in North America in September and October and then an entire European tour in November.


RIYL: Say Hi, Yo La Tengo, Low, Tallest Man On Earth, Andy Shauf
TRY: #2, 4, 9, 12




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.chrisstaplesmusic.com/

https://www.facebook.com/chrisstaplesmusic

https://twitter.com/chrisrstaples

https://www.instagram.com/chrisstaplesyo/

http://www.barsuk.com/w3.cgi?vwy=artists/chrisstaples


Russian Circles
August 10th, 2016

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Russian Circles

Guidance

Sargent House



ADDS 8/16/16

CD / DIGITAL

"There's an organic and unforced feel to the latest album by Chicago-based post-rock trio Russian Circles, as if songs were allowed to grow wild rather than carefully cultivated." - Pitchfork (Album Review - 7.5)

Guidance is moody, dense and dynamic, the gripping soundtrack to an un-filmed drama.” - Rolling Stone

“A rare mastery of the balance between beauty and heaviness” - Stereogum

Russian Circles have risen to become one of America's preeminent loud-as-hell bands, decadent in texture and volume.” – Noisey

With their sixth album Guidance, Russian Circles carry on in their quest to conjure multi-dimensional dramatic instrumental narratives and to scout out new textures from their respective instruments. Songs aren’t constructed out of highbrow concepts; they’re forged out of gut instinct and base emotional response. Nor was the band—as is often the case with artists later in their career—interested in testing their fans’ patience or securing a new broader audience with a radical reinvention. Instead, Russian Circles use Guidance to continue examining the polarity of quiet and loud, complexity and simplicity, ugliness and beauty. Every Russian Circles album has had its share of new sonic vistas, and Guidance finds the band still searching out new sounds while continuing to play to the collective strengths of guitarist Mike Sullivan, drummer Dave Turncrantz, and bassist Brian Cook.

Starting with the meditative restraint of album opener “Asa”, Guidance sets off on a path of metallic savagery (“Vorel”, “Calla”), arpeggio tectonics (“Mota”), mercurial anthems (“Afrika”), somber segues (“Overboard”), and seismic Americana noir (“Lisboa”). With the help of engineer/co-producer Kurt Ballou (Converge) and his God City Studio, Russian Circles were able to capture this broad tonal palette and wide array of emotional motifs into a cohesive journey through the tumultuous corners of human existence.

Life itself is a struggle with the unknown and a search for meaning, and the creative process for Russian Circles has mirrored that pursuit. The radical dynamic shifts and straightforward production of Enter, the lockstep metallic attack and pensive comedowns of Station, the symphonic grandeur of Geneva, the grit and grime of Empros, and the oscillation between melancholy and wrath on Memorial were all incremental steps towards an ideal, and Guidance brings the band that much closer to that realization. In the interim between albums, a veteran handed off an envelope of war photos to the spouse of a band member. The photos depicted a man being led to his execution. There was no context for the traumatic scenes, no history, no background. Yet the dignity this anonymous figure exuded in his fatalistic march resonated with the band. Here was someone that knew his fate and marched boldly towards his destiny. The band used these photos for the Guidance album art, knowing that we all march towards our own conclusions, and we can only hope that we face our futures with the same honor and nobility. If the band’s fourth album Empros (Greek translation: Onward) was a statement of perseverance, Guidance became a statement of striding into the future undeterred by what lies ahead.

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Mogwai, Explosions In The Sky
TRY: #3, 4, 2, 6




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://russiancirclesband.com

http://sargenthouse.com/russian-circles

http://facebook.com/russiancirclesmusic

http://twitter.com/russiancircles

http://instagram.com/russiancircband


Young The Giant
August 17th, 2016

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Young The Giant

Home Of The Strange

Fueled By Ramen



ADDS 8/23/16

CD / DIGITAL

"Home of the Strange, boasts an appropriate title as it sees the band exploring a softer side of rock, as best heard on the latest single from the album "Titus Was Born." - Consequence of Sound

"arguably one of the most underrated bands" - Baeble Music

"Ultimately, Home of the Strange is all about inclusion: Meticulously crafted songs that double as roof-raising anthems invite close listening, which is step one down the road to understanding." - The Boston Globe

NPR Weekend Edition interview!

The wildly adventurous Home of the Strange, the band's third, was produced by Alex Salibian (Elle King, Mikky Ekko) with 2016 Grammy winner for Producer of the Year Jeff Bhasker serving as the album's Executive Producer.

In support of their forthcoming album Home of the Strange, the band brings their captivating live show across North America, with marquee stops at the world famous Radio City Music Hall in New York on Saturday, September 17th, the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles on Friday, October 21st and Aragon Ballroom in Chicago Friday November 4th. Full tour dates listed below, and more info can be found here.

Home of the Strange is the follow up to 2014's Mind Over Matter, which was both a commercial and critical success. In addition to scoring a Top 10 debut on the Soundscan/Billboard 200 chart and Top 5 Alternative Radio hit with "It's About Time," the album received a raft of praise from Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, and The New York Times who not only raved about how "...the group gobbles up bits of several segments of rock history - prog-rock, boogie metal, Southern rock, soft rock, new wave, dance-rock, and more - and claims ownership of them" but also declared frontman Sameer Gadhia as "one of the great contemporary rock voices." Young the Giant first broke through with their 2010 self-titled debut album, which featured the RIAA-gold certified smashes, "My Body" and "Cough Syrup."


RIYL: Band of Horses, Bastille, Foals, Silversun Pickups
TRY: #1, 2, 6, 8




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.youngthegiant.com/

https://www.facebook.com/youngthegiant

https://twitter.com/youngthegiant

https://www.instagram.com/youngthegiant/


Carl Broemel
August 17th, 2016

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Carl Broemel

4th of July

Stocks in Asia/Thirty Tigers



ADDS 8/23/16

CD / DIGITAL

Pitchfork premiere!

Carl Broemel (pronounced BRAY-mel) is a member of indie rock stalwarts My Morning Jacket and an accomplished musician in his own right. His new solo album 4th of July is slated for release on August 19 via Broemel's newly formed label Stocks in Asia alongside Thirty Tigers. Co-produced by Teddy Morgan, Bo Koster and Tom Blankenship of My Morning Jacket both appear on the record, with Koster co-writing a few tracks. Guest appearances also include Neko Case, Laura Veirs, Russ Pollard, Shelly Colvin, Richard Medek and Jordan Caress.

Broemel worked on the record between album and tour cycles in Nashville. Without an imposed deadline, he was able to engage his creative impulses within a space absent of all expectation. Lyrically, the album serves as a kind of journal noting thoughts that had been going on in Broemel’s mind while out on tour, but not on stage. The result is an album that examines the passage of time marveling at how different our lives look now from the engrained images of ourselves that we’ve held onto from the past. Lead single "Sleepy Lagoon" was originally conceived while Carl sought sleep on a Transatlantic flight, but floated in a half-sleep dreamlike state, and the outcome is a track that Consequence of Sounds calls “a slow rolling psychedelic number, rocking like a swaying porch swing”.

In addition to 4th of July and My Morning Jacket, Broemel is currently on tour as a member of Ray LaMontagne's band with a full solo tour coming soon.


RIYL: My Morning Jacket, Wilco, Dr. Dog
TRY: #1, 2, 6
(Edits of #1 + #2 available on downloads page below)




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.carlbroemel.com

https://twitter.com/carlbroemel

https://www.facebook.com/carlbroemel/

https://www.instagram.com/carlbroemel/


Trapdoor Social
August 24th, 2016

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Trapdoor Social

Trapdoor Social

Self-Released



ADDS 8/30/16

CD / DIGITAL

Sunshine is all monster hooks and full-blown chorus, snarled guitars warping anthemic vocal harmonies." - PopMatters

Trapdoor Social’s Merritt Graves and Skylar Funk met in an Environmental program at Pomona College and bonded over a shared concern for the future of the planet. They started off on a journey to make music and do some good along the way.

The duo introduced themselves with the 2012 EP Death Of A Friend, a driving, emotive alt-rock experience. Produced by Curt Schneider, the EP features Death Cab For Cutie’s Jason McGerr on drums. The EP made waves when “Like You Never” became the #1 listener-requested track on KROQ’s “Locals Only” show, and the second single “Away” enjoyed radio play from a number of major market stations around the US (including regular rotation on Q87.7 in Chicago) and a national Discount Tire/America’s Tire commercial for much of 2014-15.

In May 2014, Trapdoor Social released the Science of Love EP, which explored both sides of Skylar and Merritt’s influences as songwriters. As the boys started work on the EP, they decided to channel their music toward an environmental initiative in their community. They partnered with a few great non-profits and used their unreleased EP to raise $35k of solar roofing, which they are donating to Homeboy Industries. The 6.4 kW project represents 100% of the fundraiser’s earnings and will be installed soon.

Trapdoor Social toured 2 laps around the US in the summer of 2014 with new members Eyal Dahan (drums), Louie Gonzalez (guitar), and Patrick Griffen (bass), with Ben Ebert taking over drumming duties since. The following December, the band toured to Colorado Springs to play RXP1039’s Christmas festival. Having discovered that the local high school (Mesa Ridge HS) marching band program was underfunded, the boys decided to record a song with the band to help launch a fundraiser to help keep the program alive and promote the benefits of music and arts education in the public school system.

“Fine On My Own” was released on April 20th, 2015 and has been on high rotation in Colorado and played in other major markets. The song attained “Hall of Fame” Status on Las Vegas’s X107.5 nightly contest “The Beatdown” by winning ten times in a row. Trapdoor Social toured to Colorado in May 2015 and promoted the fundraiser by organizing and performing a benefit show with the marching band. The fundraiser brought in over $7K for the school.

The band's "Sunshine" single is already seeing success around the country, including being voted #1 on KROQ's "Locals Only" show and winning the KXTE "Beatdown" contest ten nights in a row, qualifying the track for the station's 2016 "Hall of Fame".


RIYL: Arctic Monkeys, Death Cab for Cutie, Young The Giant, Arcade Fire
TRY: #4, 1, 3, 5, 13




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://www.trapdoorsocial.com/

https://www.facebook.com/TrapdoorSocial/

https://www.youtube.com/user/TrapdoorSocial

https://twitter.com/TrapdoorSocial

https://trapdoorsocial.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/trapdoorsocial

https://www.instagram.com/trapdoorsocial/


Cass McCombs
August 24th, 2016

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Cass McCombs

Mangy Love

Anti-



ADDS 8/30/16

CD / DIGITAL

Cass McCombs writes songs for rainy days. Over the last 15 years, he has perfected a specific style of low-key, dusky mood music suited for long, gray weekends spent indoors with the blinds closed. . . his are songs you sing to yourself, wandering around the house, looking for something to do. And judging by ‘Opposite House,’ the first single from Mangy Love, he may be starting to go stir crazy.”- Pitchfork “Best New Track”

Over the past decade, Cass McCombs has established himself as one of our premier songwriters. It’s a career that’s twisted and turned, from style to subject, both between records and within them. His new record, Mangy Love, ventures into realms of experimental soul, twisted psychedelia, and straight-up rock, resulting in a sound that articulates his live show better than ever before. Thematically, it’s far darker, tackling heavy issues through McCombs’ uniquely cracked lens of (often-times hilarious) lyrical wit and acumen toward subtlety. Hip-hop and Beat poetry influences have never been more evident, with several songs employing a speech-style and clever fast-paced wordplay. There are guest appearances by many fellow musicians of his tribe ranging from Angel Olsen to Blake Mills, under the production of veteran Rob Schnapf, and the overall result is his most immediate and up-beat record to date.

Angel Olsen’s vocal contribution to ‘Opposite House’ by Cass McCombs is pretty subtle . . . But the result is gorgeous, and makes perfect sense, since they’ve got a shared knack for crafting heart-wrenching rock music on the traditional end of the songwriting spectrum.” - FADER “Songs You Need In Your Life This Week”

“Count your lucky stars that a world now exists wherein Cass McCombs and Angel Olsen are on the same track: “Opposite House”...” - SPIN “Favorite Songs of the Week”

Noisey Interview: Cass McCombs and the Cosmos


RIYL: Tallest Man On Earth, Angel Olsen, Ariel Pink, Andrew Bird, Iron and Wine, The War On Drugs
DIRTY: #2, 8, 11
TRY: #4, 7, & Clean Edit of #8 (included in DL folder)




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://cassmccombs.com/

https://twitter.com/cassmccombs

https://www.facebook.com/CassMcCombs/

http://anti.com/artists/cass-mccombs/


Guttermouth
July 20th, 2016

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Guttermouth

Got It Made

Rude Records / Bird Attack Records



ADDS 7/26/16

DIGITAL ONLY

Southern California punk rock veterans Guttermouth have officially released their Got It Made EP through Rude Records and Bird Attack Records.

With their first new material in ten years, Guttermouth has added a new chapter to their legacy as one of punk rock's seminal acts. Known for their short, fast and loud songs, outrageous antics and offensive lyrics, Guttermouth has attracted plenty controversy over the years. In other words - They are punk rock as it's meant to be.

Formed in Huntington Beach, California in 1988, Guttermouth was heavily influenced by the Southern California punk rock scenes of the 1980s which spawned bands such as the Adolescents, The Vandals, Social Distortion, Fear, Descendents, Angry Samoans, Bad Religion and Black Flag.

The band took these influences and developed their own style of fast, punk tempos with humorously sarcastic and offensive lyrics coupled with equally outrageous and offensive behavior, developing a reputation for chaotic live shows.


RIYL: Descendents, Bad Religion, NOFX
DIRTY: #1, 4, 5
TRY: #3, 2, 6




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://xxx-guttermouth-xxx.com

http://www.facebook.com/Guttermouth

http://www.instagram.com/guttermouthofficial

http://twitter.com/guttermouthxxx

http://www.ruderecorz.com

http://www.birdattackradio.com


Boris
July 20th, 2016

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Boris

Pink (Deluxe Edition)

Sargent House



ADDS 7/26/16

DIGITAL ONLY

"Before Deafheaven’s Sunbather ended up in iPhone ads, another rose-colored metal album crossed over in surprising and significant ways. Ten years ago, Boris released Pink — a wild and stunning amalgamation of the Japanese trio’s previous decade — to U.S. audiences. Pink was prescient in how metal would rethink what it meant to be heavy, with metallic shoegaze butting up against feedback-sick drone and glittery punk. But Pink was mostly just a ruthless rock ‘n’ roll record, banging on MC5’s hard blues and revving High Rise’s motorcycle-guitar with catchy hooks and flashy guitar solos." - Lars Gotrich, NPR Music

"To celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their excellent album Pink, Japanese metal band Boris are reissuing a deluxe edition of the LP. It will come with a bonus album of previously unreleased songs that were recorded at the same time as Pink." - Pitchfork

Boris Pink (Deluxe Edition) is out now. The deluxe version comes with custom packaging in both 3xLP and 2xCD formats, as well as “Forbidden Songs”, a full album’s worth of previously unreleased material. Boris will be touring North America and playing Pink in its entirety. Earth will join them for all US dates.


RIYL: Swans, Baroness, Young Widows, Deafheaven, Envy
TRY: #13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 2, 9




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
http://sargenthouse.com/boris

http://www.borisheavyrocks.com/

https://www.facebook.com/borisheavyrocks

https://twitter.com/Borisheavyrocks

http://boris.bandcamp.com/


Happy Diving
July 27th, 2016

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Happy Diving

Electric Soul Unity

Topshelf Records



ADDS 8/2/16

CD / DIGITAL

" ...[W]hether it's the walloping riff in the verse or the jarring step down in the chorus, Happy Diving demonstrate a knack for hooks that escapes most 90s revivalists stuck on the sound.” - Pitchfork

"...Matt Berry is a straightforward sort of lyricist, penning words that blow straight to the gut with hardly any effort at all." - Impose Magazine

"Happy Diving blend sledgehammer-to-the-stomach guitars with a pleading, heart-on-sleeve melodic sensibility." - Wondering Sound

"'Head Spell' opens with a guitar riff so clean it’s downright startling. It ends up working like Happy Diving’s version of a ballad, bringing back those huge, fuzzed-out guitars as a way of punctuating the song’s delicate refrain. It may be a new look for Happy Diving, but it’s one that suits it." - The A.V. Club

"On their 2014 debut LP Big World, Happy Diving practiced the art of raw, sludgy rock, and on their follow-up — the upcoming full-length Electric Soul Unity — it seems like they’ve mastered it" - Stereogum

On tour now, contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Dinosaur Jr., Protomartyr, Cloud Nothings
TRY: #4, 5, 6, 7




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
https://happydiving.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/happydivingca/

https://twitter.com/happydiving

http://www.topshelfrecords.com/roster/happy-diving


Descendents
July 27th, 2016

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Descendents

Hypercaffium Spazzinate

Epitaph Records



ADDS 8/2/16

CD / DIGITAL

"On their latest comeback album, iconic punks show they're (still) in no hurry to grow up." - Consequence of Sound, Album Review (B)

"Punk Veteran Milo Aukerman of the Descendents on the Music of His Life" - Pitchfork

First Listen: Descendents, 'Hypercaffium Spazzinate' - NPR

Descendents' first Epitaph release since Everything Sucks in 1996, Hypercaffium Spazzinate, began taking shape after the band ended an extended hiatus to play live in 2010. Though still tight, they lived apart: singer Milo Aukerman -- whose cartoon rendering famously serves as the band's logo -- was now living in Delaware, bassist Karl Alvarez and founder and drummer Bill Stevenson were in Colorado, and guitarist Stephen Egerton had settled in Oklahoma. So the album came to life over three years as the band sent tracks back and forth, occasionally meeting up in Karl and Bill's adopted hometown of Fort Collins. Adopting such a protracted process meant not having to rush things, allowing for some of their sharpest songwriting yet.

Every Descendents album is an event. Formed in 1978, the band's first releases have proven historic, and all the ones since have only further refined the Descendents concept. Punk, pop, buzzing, summery, heartfelt, defiant, adolescent, and wise all at once -- the Descendents. Twelve years have passed since there's been new Descendents music.

Descendents have also announced a fall tour, kicking off September 25 in Minneapolis at First Avenue before capping off November 12 in Portland at Roseland Theater. Additionally the band will perform at the Riot Fest Denver, Riot Fest Chicago, and Picnic in Pozo on September 24.


RIYL: All, Bad Religion, Off!, Face to Face
DIRTY: #6 - TRY: #2, 3, 4, 7, 15




Download full album here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/downloads/

More Info Here:
https://twitter.com/descendents

http://descendents.tumblr.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thedescendents/

http://epitaph.com/artists/descendents

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Descendents


Pirate! Karaoke Party @ CMJ 2015
October 6th, 2015


RSVP here!

Both Douglas and Steve from Pirate! will be on panels this year! You can read more about both of them here!

You can also pre-submit questions for the college-day panels here!

Pirate! 11th Annual CMJ Day Party
October 10th, 2014



Join us at Fontana's (105 Eldridge b/w Broome & Grand) on October 22nd from Noon-6pm in NYC for the 11th annual Pirate!/Anti-/Epitaph Party during CMJ!

Please RSVP here and feel free to spread the word!

Live music from:
The Hush Now
Archie Powell & The Exports
The Crookes
Son Little
YAWN

Party will start at noon and go til 6pm.
Drinks will be available to those that come early.
Free stuff will also be available to those that come early.

Extra special thanks to all of our sponsors:
Anti- / Epitaph
Modern Outsider
Old Flame
Backbone

Whether you are there or not follow along with what we're doing via our Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook


Thanks!
Your friends @ Pirate!
#pirateplayground
#cmj2014




Pirate! heads to SXSW
March 5th, 2014



Going to Austin? Wondering where we'll be? We are adding to our SCHED daily which you can find here:
http://austin2014.sched.org/piratepirate

Also, three of the labels that we send you everything from are having official showcases which you should check out:

Modern Outsider Showcase (WED 3/12):
https://www.facebook.com/events/655863204472406/

Anti- Showcase (THU 3/13):
https://www.facebook.com/events/263797483782270/

Old Flame Records Showcase (FRI 3/14):
https://www.facebook.com/events/425137327589760/

Be sure to call or write if you are going too so we can all hang out, all our info is right here:
http://www.piratepirate.com/wp/contact/

And whether you are going or not, follow along with all the action here:
http://www.twitter.com/piratepirate

http://pirateplayground.tumblr.com

http://www.facebook.com/piratepromotion


Thanks!
Your friends @ Pirate!




Pirate!, Anti- and Epitaph present our 10th annual CMJ Party on Oct 16th @ Fontana’s
September 25th, 2013



Pirate! Party at CMJ!

Join us at Fontana's (105 Eldridge b/w Broome & Grand) on October 16th from Noon-6pm in NYC for the 10th annual Pirate!/Anti-/Epitaph Party during CMJ!

Please RSVP here and feel free to spread the word!

Join us for drinks, music, and a celebration of us turning 10 years old as a company!

Live music from:
Son of Stan (1:00pm)
Juliette Commagere (1:45pm)
Them Swoops (2:30pm)
Yamantaka // Sonic Titan (3:15pm)
The Melodic (4:00pm)

Party will start at noon and go til 6pm.
Drinks will be available to those that come early.
Free stuff will also be available to those that come early.

Whether you are there or not follow along with what we're doing via our twitter, tumblr, or facebook feeds:

http://www.twitter.com/piratepirate

http://pirateplayground.tumblr.com

http://www.facebook.com/piratepromotion


Thanks!
Your friends @ Pirate!
#pirateplayground
#cmj2013