Noam Weinstein
ADDS 7/29/14

...twelve new songs about the innocent, the infantile, and the imitated...

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“Intoxicating.”-No Depression

“Thrilling.”-Nashville Rage

“Utterly unique.”-Performing Songwriter

“Beautiful lyrics & soulful delivery.”-Paste

“If Ben Folds & Jeff Tweedy had a love child…”-Chart

Steven Nistor (Gnarls Barkley, Rick Rubin, Daniel Lanois) on drums
Johanna Warren (Natalie Merchant, Iron & Wine) on harmony vocals
Tyler Wood (Joan as Policewoman, Chester French) on organ & keys
And special guest appearances by Peter Sachon (Rufus Wainwright) on cello, Lou Ulrich (Susan Tedeschi) on bass, the The Soft-Core Horn Stars, and more.

Mixed by Christopher Mara (Brendan Benson, Keane)
Mastered by Kim Rosen (Franz Ferdinand, Pterodactyl)

RIYL: Ben Folds, Jeff Tweedy, Elvis Costello, Okkervil River, J. Roddy Walston & The Business
TRY: #1, 5, 7, 9, 11

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Best Not Broken
Falling In
ADDS 7/29/14

The title of Best Not Broken’s infectious new five track EP Falling In has as much to do with the overriding theme of its songs – many about the twists and turns of romantic relationships -- as it is a declaration about just how far the New England-based band has evolved from its humble roots in 2007.

“Taking cues from classic modern rock, Best Not Broken’s latest EP Falling In is a rich and emotive recording laced with uplifting tones and packed with instantly hummable tunes... Falling In holds its own the whole way through, with the edgy yet familiarity of ‘Listerine’ and hectic aggression of ‘Tell Me That You Want Me’, and closing with the 2-step influenced ‘Anarchy’ that plays to Best Not Broken’s strengths and shows a real versatility in their ability to push their own envelope.” – Skope Magazine

“Tell Me That You Want Me is a sharp and angular track in the vein of The Strokes or Franz Ferdinand. The band expands upon the genre by having smooth and sultry vocals create intense and interesting interplays with this hard-nosed sound...The production on Falling In showcases the sheer confidence of Best Not Broken, ensuring that each of the tracks on Falling In could easily make it to rotation.” – neufutur magazine (8.5/10)

Falling In was produced by Dave Minehan (The Neighborhoods, The Replacements)

RIYL: The Crookes, Young The Giant, Alkaline Trio
TRY: #1, 4, 3

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Divided Heaven
SAY-10 Records
ADDS 7/29/14

Youngblood, the second Divided Heaven full length, marks an arrival. What started as a solo project for Jeff Berman while studying in Europe ten years, tens of thousands of miles, and many sing-alongs ago has come to fruition, both for Berman and his loyal fans. This sophomore effort, produced by Charlie Stavish (Imagine Dragons, Ryan Adams) showcases a resounding progression in style and dynamic that introduces, for the first time, Divided Heaven as a full band.

Make no mistake; Berman and his guitar are still at the forefront and the songs are as honest as their singer. The title track, 'Gin', and 'Mass Ave' maintain the intimacy and thoughtful lyrics that one has come to expect in a Divided Heaven song. Tracks such as 'The Worst', 'Safety-Pinned Heart' and the first single 'Melissa Militia' (produced by Stephen Egerton from ALL/Descendents) bring the new and exciting dynamic of the full band to life.

If Berman looks familiar its probably because you have seen him or heard him somewhere over the past 15 years. The rap sheet is impressive and varied and includes time with Protagonist, The Boils and VPR. On tour constantly Jeff pulls lyrical influence from the cities he has lived in: Lancaster, PA, Washington DC, Berlin, Brooklyn and his current home, Los Angeles.

The 2011 Paper and Plastick Records release of Divided Heaven’s debut album, A Rival City yielded standout tracks that garnered regular play on internet radio as well as music videos for Five and Dime To Hollywood, KeyStone, and Born-Again Non-Believer which premiered on Alternative Press’ website.

Divided Heaven has crisscrossed the US and Europe on multiple tours, played on the Vans’ Warped Tour and has shared the stage with such international artists as Anti-Flag, Less Than Jake, The Flatliners, Kris Roe, Joey Briggs, Sundowner, Into It. Over It, Red City Radio, Blacklist Royals, The Snips, Mark McCabe, and Sam Russo. Also noteworthy, Divided Heaven holds the distinction of being the only band to play Pouzza Fest, Punk Rock Bowling and the FEST in 2013.

It is most likely that Divided Heaven has played your town in the last two years and even more likely they will in the next two.

RIYL: Sundowner, Frank Turner, Tim Barry, Chuck Ragan
TRY: #9, 7, 6, 5, 1

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Loose Buttons
AM Arcade
Moon Crawl Records
ADDS 7/29/14

(Formerly named Sins of the Loose Buttons)

Loose Buttons are from New York City. AM Arcade is the band's debut EP. We're bringing it to you this summer in advance of the forthcoming Damage Gallery EP which will be out this fall!

"Loose Buttons might be young, but the Manhattan rockers are hardly strangers to the music scene. Having released their debut EP AM Arcade just last year, the band’s second EP Damage Gallery is set for release in September. Frontman Eric Nizgretsky, Zack Kantor and Manny Silverstein played their first Manhattan club gigs in 2007, at the early age of 14. And having recruited drummer Adam Holzberg, another New York native, at University of Miami’s Frost School of Music, there’s no doubt that the 21-year-old musicians have a passion for their craft. Since releasing AM Arcade, the band has headlined New York City’s coveted Brooklyn Bowl, played festivals including their hometown CMJ Music Marathon and Northside Festival and supported Grizzly Bear and My Morning Jacket in Times Square." - Paste

Watch the video for 'I Love Lucy' here

RIYL: Magic Man, Minus The Bear, Deleted Scenes, Soft Swells, Portugal. The Man
TRY: #1, 2, 4

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Army Navy
The Wilderness Inside
The Fever Zone Records
ADDS 7/22/14

"Army Navy has established itself as a modern-day torchbearer of power-pop." - Paste (8.3)

"Crushed Like A Car" might be his most honeyed, melancholy midtempo sigh yet, buoying his sweet-sad voice gently aloft." - Pitchfork

“Pure pop for now people” – SPIN, 8 out of 10

"A poisoned Valentine dripping with equal parts beauty and scorn; imagine a Vulcan mind-meld between Teenage Fanclub's Bandwagonesque and Marvin Gaye's Here, My Dear and you're there.""- eMusic

Los Angeles-based indie-pop band Army Navy are excited to announce their brand new full length album titled The Wilderness Inside. Produced by longtime friend and notable producer Adam Lasus (Yo La Tengo, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah) at Fireproof Recording, The Wilderness Inside expands on the band’s signature, sparkling guitar-driven power-pop complimented by frontman Justin Kennedy’s wounded lyrics. With help from their fans, using the Indiegogo crowd finding site, Army Navy were able to finish their fantastic new 3rd LP. As with the band’s previous albums, The Wilderness Inside was released on the band’s own The Fever Zone Records on Tuesday, July 15.

Army Navy was born in the bedroom of Justin Kennedy, who in his early days played with Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) in Seattle’s Pinwheel. Having relocated to Los Angeles after Pinwheel broke up, Kennedy began focusing on his new project and started assembling members for Army Navy. Multi-instrumentalist Louie Schultz joined swiftly after hearing Kennedy’s home demos. Without a permanent sticks man at the time of recording the first album, Army Navy’s album boasted drumming by the legendary Pete Thomas of Elvis Costello and The Attractions, who had been a longtime fan of the band. Army Navy soon found their permanent drummer Douglas Randall.

The past few years were very exciting for the independent band. Army Navy released their first (Lasus produced) album on their own Fever Zone Label in 2008 and quickly garnered great admiration from fans and in the press. The quartet’s first single “My Thin Sides,” which was paired with a hilarious video featuring Paul Scheer of Human Giant took the 'net by storm. The second single “Saints” which Blender Magazine called “a lovely indie-rock swoon” was the prestigious Single Of the Week on iTunes Australia and was released on the UK’s Fierce Panda’s Club Fandango Label. Stateside, it gained radio rotation on tastemaker stations like KEXP and KNRK and satellite radio’s indie-leaning XMU station. Their second album boasted the hit single “Ode to Janice Melt” whose video went huge online which featured Jason Ritter’s intense affair with his hand. The new records single “World’s End” features a hilarious 60’s pop TV show flashback video featuring Martin Starr of Freaks and Geeks and Silicon Valley.

Over the past few years the band have taken their dynamic live show on the road supporting such groups as: The Lemonheads, Arctic Monkeys, The Dodos, The Soft Pack, The Features, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Cut Copy; as well as explosive shows at SXSW and CMJ and the UK’s Truck festivals. The band was even asked to be musical guests on the short-lived Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien!

RIYL: Teenage Fanclub, Vampire Weekend, Spinto Band, Spirit Kid, The Clientele
DIRTY: #9 (Clean version on downloads page)
TRY: #1, 2, 3, 6

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