Emma Ruth Rundle / Jaye Jayle
February 15th, 2017

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Emma Ruth Rundle / Jaye Jayle
The Time Between Us
Sargent House
ADDS 2/21/17
DIGITAL ONLY

The Time Between Us is the title of a new 6-song split EP between Sargent House alum Emma Ruth Rundle (Red Sparowes, Marriages) and the label’s newest addition, Louisville’s Jaye Jayle (featuring Evan Patterson of Young Widows). The EP boasts three previously unreleased tracks from each artist.

On the heels of her recently released and widely recognized third album, Marked for Death, Emma Ruth Rundle unveils a follow-up dose of brooding, melancholic rock draped in shimmering guitar and the breathy familiarity of her unmistakable voice. Opening track “The Distance” incorporates the lonely tones and dusty landscapes which are by now a trademark of the Emma Ruth Rundle sound, its lulling swells of reverb punctuated by sparkles of lyrical intensity. “To Fold in England (Hours)”, meanwhile, invokes a stoic kind of restraint, all muted keys and aching strings, a subtle backdrop for Rundle’s delicate fretwork, soon extinguished under the density of her nuanced, layered vocals. The side closes with the original acoustic version of “Hand of God”, a standout track from Marked for Death. Stripped of studio embellishments, Rundle’s haunting voice, accompanied simply by the thrum of her acoustic guitar, takes center stage. A fleeting glint of vulnerability, “Hand of God” exhibits the raw, cathartic nature of Rundle’s art, reduced to its essence.

Though possessing a distinct Southern filter, Jaye Jayle’s stripped-back noir in fact owes more to Krautrock than the blues, while Evan Patterson’s baritone croon brings to mind Angels of Light-era Michael Gira. Jaye Jayle unsurprisingly count Spacemen 3, Neu!, and Lungfish among their varied influences, while arriving at a sound wholly unusual in the American underground. The swampy thump of opener “About Time You Came to Me” is a prime example of what the band describes as its “exercises in tension and restraint”, a slide guitar serenade wallowing in a vaporous sea of otherworldly keyboard sounds and floor tom wallop. The slow-boil grumble of second track “Unnecessarily” finds Patterson channeling his inner Iggy Pop over a rhythm made menacing by its sheer unwillingness to break form. “Hope Faith County”, by comparison, seems as if transmitted from a dream. A timeless meander draped in icy violins, the song concludes Jaye Jayle’s side with Patterson’s reverb-laden voice nonchalantly positing the unexpected query, “Space girl, have you finally found me”? Considering the singular, peculiar nature of the group’s sound, it seems like a reasonable question.

"Her voice sounds otherworldly; there's a mystical quality to her singing that displaces you from wherever you're hearing it. The guitars are understated, strumming sounds that seem to reverberate out into the stars." – CLRVYNT, “The Distance” premiere

“a slow-burner with a creepy vocal delivery from Evan that’s kinda somewhere between Nick Cave and Michael Gira.” – Brooklyn Vegan, “Unnecessarily” premiere

Both are on tour now! Hit us up with any requests!


RIYL: PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Michael Gira
TRY: #1, 3, 4, 5

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

More Info Here:
http://www.sargenthouse.com/jaye-jayle
http://sargenthouse.com/emma-ruth-rundle
https://twitter.com/emmaruthrundle
http://twitter.com/jayejayle
https://www.facebook.com/emmaruthrundle
http://www.facebook.com/jayejayle
https://emmaruthrundle.bandcamp.com
http://jayejayle.bandcamp.com



The Motel Pines
February 15th, 2017

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The Motel Pines
A Sad History
Self-Released
ADDS 2/21/17
CD / DIGITAL

The Motel Pines is kicking off its full-length debut album A Sad History. With a unique indie/alternative/punk sound and recorded with the help of esteemed Dallas producer Salim Nourallah at Pleasantry Lane in Dallas. Songs from the album are already being played at non-commercial and college radio stations around the world.

Formed in Dallas, TX in 2015, after the long musical hiatus of singer and principal songwriter Michael Carrasco, The Motel Pines have come out of their corner swinging making an immediate impression on the independent music scene.

Their music is noticeably influenced by the punk-rock background of Carrasco but is tempered by the backbone of the rhythm section: bassist John Rowland and drummer Mark Starling. Rowland’s influences cross the gamut of early ‘90s alternative to Texas Country and Roots Rock. Starling also has a wide variety of influences, but his first bands were all in the alternative genre. Guitarist Ben Gaither adds mood and texture to what would otherwise be raw punk songs. This mix of influence really gives The Motel Pines a sound that is all their own.

Gaining momentum from their debut album, The Motel Pines are currently playing the festival circuit - already securing spots at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival in Dallas, as well as Indie Music Fest in Austin during famed SXSW. Look for them to maintain a heavy schedule of local and regional shows, with future plans for an upcoming tour.


RIYL: Lucero, Hot Water Music, Against Me!, Drag The River
TRY: #1, 3, 5

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

More Info Here:
https://themotelpines.com
https://www.facebook.com/themotelpines
https://twitter.com/themotelpines
https://instagram.com/themotelpines
https://themotelpines.bandcamp.com



Less Than Jake
February 1st, 2017

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Less Than Jake

Sound The Alarm

Pure Noise



ADDS 2/7/17

CD / DIGITAL

"Gainesville, Florida ska-punk veterans Less Than Jake have been around the block a few times, but never disappoint" - AltPress: Album Premiere!

Twenty years into its pioneering journey, Gainesville, Fla., natives Less Than Jake – comprised of lyricist/drummer Vinnie Fiorello, vocalist/guitarist Chris DeMakes, vocalist/bassist Roger Manganelli, saxophonist Peter "JR" Wasilewski, and trombonist Buddy Schaub – have had their fair share of moments. For a band obsessed with interacting with its fans, both online and after shows; for a band that is so concerned with making sure the fan gets the perfect experience, with well-known hijinks in every live performance; for a band with seemingly unlimited creativity in the form of physical products, from custom-made cereal boxes to unique vinyl packaging; and for a band that is so passionate when writing new music, 20 years begins to seem like an even longer amount of time. A lot of moments add up over two decades – teenagers grow into men over two decades – dare we say, things change?

"At its core, Sound The Alarm is a feel-good album, and why wouldn’t it be? Twenty-five years in the making, Less Than Jake are still churning out creative, introspective and most importantly, catchy as hell songs like the seven tracks found on this EP, and we wouldn’t have it any other way." - Prelude Press (5/5)

"‘Sound The Alarm’ is a reminder that Less Than Jake’s qualities are as enduring as they are trend-defying." - Rock Sound

On Tour Now! Contact us for any opportunities!


RIYL: Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Reel Big Fish, NOFX, New Found Glory, The Suicide Machines
TRY: #3, 1, 5, 7




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

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

https://twitter.com/LessThanJake

https://www.instagram.com/lessthanjake/

https://www.facebook.com/lessthanjake


Menzingers
February 1st, 2017

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The Menzingers

After The Party

Epitaph



ADDS 2/7/17

CD / DIGITAL

After the Party is the follow-up to the Philadelphia-based band’s widely acclaimed Rented World.

Produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Balance & Composure, Pianos Become the Teeth), After the Party taps into the Menzingers’ everyman romanticism to reflect on getting older but not quite growing up.

Throughout the album, singer/guitarists Greg Barnett and Tom May, bassist Eric Keen, and drummer Joe Godino offset that deeply nuanced songwriting with anthemic harmonies, furious power chords, and larger-than-life melodies.
 

“We spent our 20s living in a rowdy kind of way, and now we’re at a point where it seems like everyone in our lives is moving in different directions,” says May of the inspiration behind After the Party. Adds Barnett: “We’re turning 30 now, and there’s this idea that that’s when real life comes on. In a way this album is us saying, ‘We don’t have to grow up or get boring—we can keep on having a good time doing what we love.’”

“Bad Catholics” follows the release of After the Party’s lead single “Lookers,” which premiered on Noisey in August.

The Menzingers formed as teenagers in their hometown of Scranton in 2006, then later relocated to Philadelphia. The band made their Epitaph debut with 2012’s On The Impossible Past, which was voted Album of the Year by Absolute Punk and PunkNews. Released in 2014, Rented World was praised as “packed with clever songwriting” by The New York Times and “a colossal fist-pumper” by Stereogum.

"After The Party is a whiskey-soaked, beer-can-smashing punk rock record with catchy melodies hanging off of it like clothes on a line. It’s made for singing drunkenly with your friends, singing at the top of your voice when you’re home alone or blasting at full volume when you’re driving in the summer with the windows down. It’s reflective and deeply personal, while still being relatable and able to be enjoyed by anyone who likes the sound of a guitar and a voice. Even the most stalwart hater of rock music would be hard-pushed to deny that Greg Barnett‘s delivery is so uniquely weathered that these songs, which would have been great even in the hands of another vocalist, are made all the better by being sung by a man who’s voice is so distinct and above all so believable." - MOSH

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Jeff Rosenstock, AJJ, Beach Slang, Joyce Manor, Rozwell Kid
TRY: #2, 3, 8, 9
DIRTY: #4




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

More Info Here:
http://themenzingers.com

https://twitter.com/themenzingers

https://www.facebook.com/themenzingers

https://www.instagram.com/themenzingers/


The Bombpops
February 8th, 2017

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The Bombpops

Fear of Missing Out

Fat Wreck Chords



ADDS 2/14/17

CD / DIGITAL

After two buzz-building EP’s, SoCal punk quartet (and newest member of the Fat Wreck Chords family) THE BOMBPOPS are finally delivering with their highly-anticipated debut full-length, Fear of Missing Out. A handful of lineup changes over the past few years delayed progress, but co-founders and frontwomen Jen Razavi and Poli van Dam finally secured their dream rhythm section and haven’t looked back since. The current iteration of the band finally allowed Jen and Poli to go full steam ahead and unlock the massive potential that’s been tantalizing BOMBPOPS fans all along. Fear of Missing Out unleashes a sharp mix of intensity and poppiness, from the infectious harmonies of “CA in July” to the shotgun blast drive of “Brake Lights” and “I Can’t”. The album’s blend of catchiness and energy is off the charts. THE BOMBPOPS teamed up with Chris Fogal of legendary pop-punk band The Gamits as producer, elevating their songs even further with his shine and polish. Although it was a long road to completion, this charged up pop-punk masterpiece was certainly worth the wait. The lyrics to "Be Sweet" were written by the late Brandon Carlisle of Teenage Bottlerocket.


RIYL: Bad Cop/Bad Cop, The Regrettes, The Coathangers
TRY: #3, 4, 5, 8
DIRTY: #2, 6, 7




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

More Info Here:
http://www.fatwreck.com/band/index/130

http://thebombpops.com/

https://twitter.com/thebombpops

https://www.facebook.com/TheBombpops/

https://www.instagram.com/thebombpops/


Tinariwen
February 8th, 2017

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Tinariwen

Elwan

Anti-



ADDS 2/14/17

CD / DIGITAL

NPR: First Listen

The new album Elwan by Tinariwen could well have been called Exile on Main Street. Others have already thought of that, but the idea is apt. As is the painful paradox, if you consider that while Tinariwen were criss-crossing the globe on their recent triumphant tours, the frontiers that encircle their desert home were closing and forcing them into exile to record their new album Elwan.

In recent years, Tinariwen's homeland, a Saharan mountain range between north-eastern Mali and southern Algeria, has been transformed into a conflict zone. While the songs on the new record evoke those cherished deserts of home, they were recorded a long way away in two distinctive bursts.

In 2014 the band stopped at Rancho de la Luna studios in the desert of California’s Joshua Tree National Park. While location proved particularly propitious in terms of creativity, the human climate was just as favorable, as musicians dropped by to add their own touch. Guitarist Matt Sweeny (Johnny Cash, Bonnie Prince Billy and Cat Power), Kurt Vile, musician Alan Johannes, who produced Queens of the Stone Age, a band with whom Mark Lanegan, the other guest has been a singer. All of it honed by engineer Andrew Schepps, who has worked with the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Johny Cash, and Jay Z. Two years later in M’Hamid El Ghizlane, an oasis in southern Morocco, near the Algerian frontier, the band set up their tents to record, accompanied by the local musical youth and a Ganga outfit (a group of Berber ‘gnawa’ trance musicians).

The resulting album is called Elwan (‘The Elephants’), not Exile On Main Street, though it fits nicely into that ‘road record’ category. In American cinema, a road movie always unfolds the same way. Characters travel in search of some truth or revelation. But they always end up reconnecting with their own past. Of course, it’s an impossible return, because that past has been erased. It’s the same for this record, so musically powerful and yet poignant: every song evokes a land that can no longer be found, with all that this implies in terms of emotional range, from nostalgia for a joyous past to the tragic recent loss of a territory, and of the dream that it nourished.


RIYL: Ali Farka Toure, Amadou & Mariam, Fela Kuti, Goat, Baaba Maal, Afrocubism
TRY: #2, 6, 9




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

More Info Here:
http://www.anti.com/artists/tinariwen/

http://tinariwen.com/

https://www.facebook.com/tinariwenmusic/

https://twitter.com/TINARIWEN

https://www.instagram.com/tinariwen/

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


The Motel Pines
February 15th, 2017

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The Motel Pines

A Sad History

Self-Released



ADDS 2/21/17

CD / DIGITAL

The Motel Pines is kicking off its full-length debut album A Sad History. With a unique indie/alternative/punk sound and recorded with the help of esteemed Dallas producer Salim Nourallah at Pleasantry Lane in Dallas. Songs from the album are already being played at non-commercial and college radio stations around the world.

Formed in Dallas, TX in 2015, after the long musical hiatus of singer and principal songwriter Michael Carrasco, The Motel Pines have come out of their corner swinging making an immediate impression on the independent music scene.

Their music is noticeably influenced by the punk-rock background of Carrasco but is tempered by the backbone of the rhythm section: bassist John Rowland and drummer Mark Starling. Rowland’s influences cross the gamut of early ‘90s alternative to Texas Country and Roots Rock. Starling also has a wide variety of influences, but his first bands were all in the alternative genre. Guitarist Ben Gaither adds mood and texture to what would otherwise be raw punk songs. This mix of influence really gives The Motel Pines a sound that is all their own.

Gaining momentum from their debut album, The Motel Pines are currently playing the festival circuit - already securing spots at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival in Dallas, as well as Indie Music Fest in Austin during famed SXSW. Look for them to maintain a heavy schedule of local and regional shows, with future plans for an upcoming tour.


RIYL: Lucero, Hot Water Music, Against Me!, Drag The River
TRY: #1, 3, 5




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

More Info Here:
https://themotelpines.com

https://www.facebook.com/themotelpines

https://twitter.com/themotelpines

https://instagram.com/themotelpines

https://themotelpines.bandcamp.com


Emma Ruth Rundle / Jaye Jayle
February 15th, 2017

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Emma Ruth Rundle / Jaye Jayle

The Time Between Us

Sargent House



ADDS 2/21/17

DIGITAL ONLY

The Time Between Us is the title of a new 6-song split EP between Sargent House alum Emma Ruth Rundle (Red Sparowes, Marriages) and the label’s newest addition, Louisville’s Jaye Jayle (featuring Evan Patterson of Young Widows). The EP boasts three previously unreleased tracks from each artist.

On the heels of her recently released and widely recognized third album, Marked for Death, Emma Ruth Rundle unveils a follow-up dose of brooding, melancholic rock draped in shimmering guitar and the breathy familiarity of her unmistakable voice. Opening track “The Distance” incorporates the lonely tones and dusty landscapes which are by now a trademark of the Emma Ruth Rundle sound, its lulling swells of reverb punctuated by sparkles of lyrical intensity. “To Fold in England (Hours)”, meanwhile, invokes a stoic kind of restraint, all muted keys and aching strings, a subtle backdrop for Rundle’s delicate fretwork, soon extinguished under the density of her nuanced, layered vocals. The side closes with the original acoustic version of “Hand of God”, a standout track from Marked for Death. Stripped of studio embellishments, Rundle’s haunting voice, accompanied simply by the thrum of her acoustic guitar, takes center stage. A fleeting glint of vulnerability, “Hand of God” exhibits the raw, cathartic nature of Rundle’s art, reduced to its essence.

Though possessing a distinct Southern filter, Jaye Jayle’s stripped-back noir in fact owes more to Krautrock than the blues, while Evan Patterson’s baritone croon brings to mind Angels of Light-era Michael Gira. Jaye Jayle unsurprisingly count Spacemen 3, Neu!, and Lungfish among their varied influences, while arriving at a sound wholly unusual in the American underground. The swampy thump of opener “About Time You Came to Me” is a prime example of what the band describes as its “exercises in tension and restraint”, a slide guitar serenade wallowing in a vaporous sea of otherworldly keyboard sounds and floor tom wallop. The slow-boil grumble of second track “Unnecessarily” finds Patterson channeling his inner Iggy Pop over a rhythm made menacing by its sheer unwillingness to break form. “Hope Faith County”, by comparison, seems as if transmitted from a dream. A timeless meander draped in icy violins, the song concludes Jaye Jayle’s side with Patterson’s reverb-laden voice nonchalantly positing the unexpected query, “Space girl, have you finally found me”? Considering the singular, peculiar nature of the group’s sound, it seems like a reasonable question.

"Her voice sounds otherworldly; there's a mystical quality to her singing that displaces you from wherever you're hearing it. The guitars are understated, strumming sounds that seem to reverberate out into the stars." – CLRVYNT, “The Distance” premiere

“a slow-burner with a creepy vocal delivery from Evan that’s kinda somewhere between Nick Cave and Michael Gira.” – Brooklyn Vegan, “Unnecessarily” premiere

Both are on tour now! Hit us up with any requests!


RIYL: PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Michael Gira
TRY: #1, 3, 4, 5




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

More Info Here:
http://www.sargenthouse.com/jaye-jayle

http://sargenthouse.com/emma-ruth-rundle

https://twitter.com/emmaruthrundle

http://twitter.com/jayejayle

https://www.facebook.com/emmaruthrundle

http://www.facebook.com/jayejayle

https://emmaruthrundle.bandcamp.com

http://jayejayle.bandcamp.com


The New Up
January 11th, 2017

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The New Up

Tiny Mirrors

Self-Released



ADDS 1/17/17

CD / DIGITAL

Every so often, a band comes along with a collection of music that transcends the present moment with sharp, poignant songwriting and vibrant soundscapes. For San Francisco’s The New Up, it's their upcoming release Tiny Mirrors. The album is more than just another collection of rock songs (though these songs undoubtedly rock). Instead, it is a collection of carefully crafted tracks meant to be as thought-provoking as they are infectiously catchy. Engineered and mixed by Sean Beresford (Chuck Prophet, The Donnas, Vanessa Carlton) and produced by Jack Frost (Antarctica/BlackRock NYC), Tiny Mirrors is out on February 3, 2017.

Staying true to their DIY approach, The New Up blend genres and sprawl from gritty garage riffs to sharp electronic beats, with their philosophical lyric musings calling to mind Tame Impala. Meanwhile, lead singer Emily Pitcher’s sultry vocals (and occasional snarl) recall fellow badass female-fronted Yeah Yeah Yeahs and The Kills, managing to capture a wide range of genuine emotion. Lead single “Future Is Now” melds a graceful melody with an unnerving narrative, while “Almost Human” delivers the universal longing connection, ever the more prevalent in this day and age, set in contrast to its jagged beats and heavy guitar tones. Then there’s the stunning “Black Swan,” a tale of rebellion against loneliness.

The New Up have turned out three self-released EPs (Gold, Better Off, Broken Machine) and one full-length (Palace of Industrial Hope). When it came time to start working on Tiny Mirrors, the band decided to launch an Indiegogo campaign to obtain the gear needed to create their own recording studio – which was essential to their realizing their creative vision for the album. After surpassing their crowdfunding goal, The New Up used those funds to construct a studio in their home (which included converting a closet into an isolation booth and executing some innovative microphone placement), as well as transform a secluded barn in a seaside Mendocino town into a state-of-the-art recording facility and finish up the producing and mixing process at engineer Beresford’s redwood-ensconced home.

The New Up is: ES Pitcher (vocals, guitar), Noah Reid (guitar, vocals), Hawk West (automation), Nick Massaro (bass) and Art McConnell (drums).


RIYL: Garbage, The Kills, Yeah Yeah Yeahs
TRY: #4, 3, 2




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

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

https://www.facebook.com/thenewup

https://twitter.com/thenewup

https://www.instagram.com/thenewup/


Regrettes
January 11th, 2017

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The Regrettes

Feel Your Feelings Fool!

Warner Bros. Records



ADDS 1/17/17

CD / DIGITAL

The Regrettes have found themselves earmarked as the next big thing.” – Indie Shuffle

“Their music sounds like a lively blend of lo-fi surf rock meets The Strokes with a strong female lead – a combination sought by many but well executed by few” – Vogue

"an attitudinal, guitar-laced bop with retro sensibilities and catchy melodies." – Stereogum

"tongue-in-cheek garage-pop uses humor and nuance to transform ’60s pop into soul-baring, therapeutic rock songs." - Rookie Mag

"While The Regrettes are still fairly new, it’s clear that Night and her crew are a swiftly developing force to be reckoned with" - NOISEY

"Punk outfit The Regrettes confront their critics on new song “Seashore” ... An anthem for anyone who's ever been discounted because of their gender" - Consequence of Sound

Supported Sleigh Bells, Tacocat and Cherry Glazerr in 2016

Supporting The Frights in Early 2017

Perfectly imperfect – that’s one way to describe LA based punk act, The Regrettes. Writing songs that proudly bear a brazen and unabashed attitude in the vein of acts Courtney Barnett or Karen O – with a pop aesthetic reminiscent of 50’s and 60’s acts a la the Temptations or Buddy Holly – the LA based four piece create infectious, punk driven tracks.


RIYL: Bleached, Courtney Barnett, Karen O, Hinds
DIRTY: #4, 5, 8, 10, 14 (Clean edits included in DL folder)
TRY: A Living Human Girl (#2), Hot (#4-edit), Seashore (#5-edit), Juicebox Baby (#6) and Pale Skin (#8-edit)




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

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

https://www.facebook.com/regrettes

https://twitter.com/regrettesband

https://www.instagram.com/theregrettesband

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyoxpN8nempUXYiZkbPtfXA


Heat
January 18th, 2017

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Heat

Overnight

Topshelf Records



ADDS 1/24/17

CD / DIGITAL

“Equal parts hooks, melody and attitude” - Brooklyn Vegan

"One of the most exciting bands we've heard all year." - NME

One only needs to take a quick glance at the bands that Montreal quintet Heat have been compared with to get a firm grasp on the visceral, wholesome noise they produce. From the brash pop of Echo & the Bunnymen to the post-punk leanings of Psychedelic Furs, this is a band that proudly take their place in the great alt-rock lineage, delivering rousing, thrilling anthems for the disenfranchised. Initially starting as “as an excuse to get together and drink”, Heat has grown in to something far more significant - and new record Overnight offers their most notable work to-date.

Recorded at Montreal’s Breakglass Studio, the recording process was something of a rocky road for the band but the resulting record is a vehement leap forward, and one that looks set to cement Heat’s status as one of Canada’s most formidable exports. Led by the band’s three founding members, Susil Sharma (Vocals, Guitar, Synth), Matthew Fiorentino (Guitar, Synth), and Raphael Bussieres (Bass), Overnight feels resolutely solid; old-school aesthetics delivered with a defiantly fresh-faced outlook.

Showcasing the bands shadowy undertones, lead single “Lush” is a heavy-hearted meeting of dark sentiments and inventive instrumentals, while closing track “Chains” offers something altogether more sparkling; a wildly ambitious seven-minute trip that matches Sharma’s slurring, hangover-ridden vocal with colorful washes of spaced-out, guitar-led soundscapes that sits alongside the likes of Preoccupations and DIIV at the forefront of the current alternative scene.

Co-produced by Grammy Award winner Alex Newport, who has worked with the likes of Death Cab and At The Drive In, Overnight is another significant milestone in Heat’s turbulent, tempestuous journey, but it’s a record that sees the band thriving in their current predicament. Ragged, raging, and unrestrained – they’ve simply never sounded better.

Overnight will be released on January 20th 2017, via Topshelf Records (US) / The Hand Recordings (CAN) / Rallye Records (JP).


RIYL: Echo & The Bunnymen, Merchandise, Velvet Underground, Preoccupations, DIIV
TRY: #3, 2, 4, 8




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

More Info Here:
http://www.topshelfrecords.com/roster/heat

http://www.heat-band.com/

https://twitter.com/fuckingheat

https://www.facebook.com/bandheat

https://www.instagram.com/heatband/

https://heatband.bandcamp.com/

https://soundcloud.com/heat-band


Delicate Steve
January 18th, 2017

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Delicate Steve

This Is Steve

Anti-



ADDS 1/24/17

CD / DIGITAL

Delicate Steve Wants to Bring Joy to the World - Noisey Premiere

This is Steve, DELICATE STEVE’s first new record in 4 years, and first for the ANTI- imprint, is an articulation of his spirit. Joy. Love. Positivity. Perseverance. Meditation. A general communion with the people and world around him. Easy to call such things hackneyed in this cynical time, but in Steve’s case, it’s very hard to separate the person from the art. It’s real. It’s pure. This, is Steve.

Melody begins with the needle drop on This is Steve, and it’s this hallmark as a songwriter on display in tune after tune that has defined all of DELICATE STEVE’s work. It’s his incredible capacity to write wordless songs that are impossible not to sing along to. He works in no genre, there are no words, but there is never a question as to what he is saying.

DELICATE STEVE (aka Steve Marion) had cornered the status of ‘your favorite band’s favorite band’, as Steve himself became a fixture in and an on-demand collaborator among disparate scenes, players, and bands, making some of the most celebrated and forward thinking music today: Co-signs and work with David Byrne, Dirty Projectors, tUnE-yArDs, Mac DeMarco, Dr. Dog, and most recently, providing guitar on Paul Simon’s new record. Likely the only guitarist alive who will cut records with Sondre Lerche and Death Grip’s Zach Hill.

Steve produced and played all the instruments on this record. He created it as an introduction from himself to you, and named it appropriately. If there is a question as to who This is Steve’s creator is, you’ll find it imbued in these ten songs. As he has done from the start, Steve lets the music speak for itself. Without a word.

Delicate Steve will be embarking on a North American tour starting this February. Contact us with any requests!


TRY: #2, 3, 4, 1




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

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

https://delicatesteve.bandcamp.com/

https://www.facebook.com/DelicateSteve/

https://twitter.com/delicatesteve


Angelica Garcia
January 25th, 2017

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Angelica Garcia

Medicine For Birds

Warner Bros. Records



ADDS 1/31/17

CD / DIGITAL

Garcia’s songs take unexpected swoops. Sometimes it’s the music, which is steeped in country-rock and blues, with flickers of indie-rock desolation; sometimes it’s her voice, which is sure and conspiratorial, bendy and grounded. Most often, though, it’s her words, which come together in surprising patterns, a blend of old-timey formalism and magical storytelling.” – The New York Times

Emerging singer-songwriter Angelica Garcia will join Lydia Loveless as direct support on a nationwide tour kicking off January 19 in Nashville. The 17-date tour will make stops in New Orleans, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Portland, Seattle, Denver and more, before wrapping up in Lawrence, KS on February 13. Check out the full tour here and contact us for any opportunities around the tour dates!

Garcia has received overwhelming buzz since the release of her debut album Medicine for Birds this fall, earning critical acclaim from The New York Times, NPR, Paste, American Songwriter and more. Most recently, her song “Orange Flower” was featured in NPR’s Top 100 Songs of 2016, who proclaimed it “a raucous blues rock track with perfectly sarcastic lyrics you won’t be able to get out of your head,” and Paste Magazine branded her “Best of What’s Next,” praising her “unique hybrid of West Coast bohemia and rural Americana.”

The 22-year old Richmond-based songstress was born in Los Angeles, but moved to Accomac, VA as a teen when her stepfather traded a career in the music industry for the Episcopalian priesthood. Garcia’s family lived in a 200-year-old gothic brick home encircled by magnolia trees. Isolated and alone, Garcia locked herself in the parish house and fashioned a musical world that veers between ghostly gorgeous countrified blues and sly swamp Americana. With a childlike whimsy, quirky sense of humor, and dynamic delivery, it could easily soundtrack an apparitions’ ball in some Faulknerian mansion.

Medicine for Birds was recorded by Charlie Peacock (The Civil Wars, Switchfoot) in Nashville. “It’s like the songs grew up at that moment,” Garcia says. “Charlie showed me how big and crazy they could be. I felt like a hermit coming out. He was the ambassador to this sonic realm I didn’t know about it. The music became limitless.”


RIYL: Lydia Loveless, St. Vincent, Aida Victoria, Nina Diaz, Sad13, Margaret Glaspy
TRY: #1, 3, 5




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

More Info Here:
http://www.angelicagarcia.net/

https://www.facebook.com/angelicagarciamusic

https://twitter.com/angelicagarcia

https://www.instagram.com/AngelicaGarcia/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUfYVXpvIFk-LnuMrpH9t1Q


Japandroids
January 25th, 2017

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Japandroids

Near To The Wild Heart Of Life

Anti-



ADDS 1/31/17

CD / DIGITAL

"If Celebration Rock was two guys' way of romanticizing the messiness of a dramatic past — real and rediscovered — then Near To The Wild Heart Of Life is its natural sequel, re-envisioning youth as a passageway to a new and better place." - NPR (First Listen)

"The group’s first LP in almost five years, Near To The Wild Heart of Life, is a minor miracle, marking a definite progression from Celebration Rock without sacrificing what made Japandroids so magical in the first place. It’s the rare follow-up to a classic release that evolves just enough." - Uproxx

After playing the last of their 200 shows in more than 40 countries in support of their critically acclaimed 2012 album Celebration Rock, Japandroids took a much needed break to rest and recover after their last show in November of 2013. The band would not play again for three years. This month, they made their triumphant return to the stage, playing intimate shows in Vancouver, LA, Toronto, London and NYC, in which they treated fans to their favorites from Celebration Rock and Post-Nothing, and previewed a handful of new, unreleased songs. And today, the band has announced their much anticipated third album, Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, out worldwide on Anti- this January 27, 2017.

Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, was written clandestinely throughout 2014 and 2015 in Vancouver, Toronto, New Orleans, and Mexico City. It was (mostly) recorded by Jesse Gander (who had previously recorded both Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock) at Rain City Recorders in Vancouver, BC (September-November, 2015). One song, True Love And A Free Life Of Free Will, was recorded by Damian Taylor during an exploratory recording session at Golden Ratio in Montreal, QC (February, 2015). The album was mixed by Peter Katis at Tarquin Studios in Bridgeport, CT (May, 2016) and mastered by Greg Calbi at Sterling Sound in New York, NY (July, 2016).

Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album is 8 songs. This is because 8 songs is the standard template for a great rock n roll album: Raw Power by The Stooges, Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen, Marquee Moon by Television, IV by Led Zeppelin, Horses by Patti Smith, Paranoid by Black Sabbath, Remain In Light by Talking Heads, Master Of Puppets by Metallica, etc.

Like Post-Nothing and Celebration Rock, the album was sequenced specifically for the LP. On Near To The Wild Heart Of Life, side A (songs 1-4) and side B (songs 5-7) each follow their own loose narrative. Taken together as one, they form an even looser narrative, with the final song on side B (song 8 ) acting as an epilogue.


RIYL: Cloud Nothings, Titus Andronicus, Cymbals Eat Guitars, No Age, Thermals, Yuck
TRY: #1, 7, 3, 4
DIRTY: #2, 5, 8
(Clean edit of #2 will be on downloads page soon!)




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

More Info Here:
http://www.anti.com/artists/japandroids/

http://japandroids.com/

https://www.facebook.com/japandroids

https://twitter.com/japandroids

https://www.instagram.com/japandroids/


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!