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Sean Rowe
Madman
Anti-
ADDS 8/26/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Acclaimed singer and songwriter Sean Rowe will release his new album Madman on September 9th. NPR Music is currently premiering the video for the record’s title track.

On his new record, Sean Rowe, who The Wall Street Journal wrote “recalls the ecstatic intensity of late-'60s Van Morrison and stark subtlety of late-era Johnny Cash” has created a beautifully primal work. Madman is deliberately, if not defiantly, simple in both arrangement and composition. It is soul music in the purest and most literal sense, hypnotic rhythms, warmly distorted guitars and Rowe's incredible voice recalling a time, real or imagined, when music and people seemed distinctly more connected.

Watch Sean Rowe’s “Shine My Diamond Ring” video care of Esquire here!


RIYL: Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, The National, Bill Callahan, Iron & Wine
TRY: #1, 2, 3
DIRTY: #8

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

More Info Here:
https://www.facebook.com/seanrowemusic
https://twitter.com/sean_rowe
http://seanrowe.net
http://www.anti.com/artists/sean-rowe/



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A Shoreline Dream
The Silent Sunrise
Latenight Weeknight
ADDS 8/26/14
DIGITAL ONLY

The Silent Sunrise is the fourth full-length album from US based progressive shoegazers A Shoreline Dream and their first release in three years. The recording process was set in an early 20th century barn located in the historic Barnum neighborhood – namesake of circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. This strange collection of buildings and houses provided a unique backdrop to a deep and powerful look into the cosmos of star swept swirling guitars, groove oriented bass lines and emanating vocals. The listener is invited to immerse themselves into the sonic nuances captured in the studio’s recording rooms including castle inspired plaster walls, visions of eye floaters in layered paints and staircases of searing flames. The entire space is littered with restored pinball machines, haunted house effects and carny style oddities. Listen closely and you can hear the character of the space, ambient noises from the studio’s specters and a visit from an often-irate neighbor. The Silent Sunrise is a brand new step in the world of Shoegaze, and an important release from a band many have loved since their collaborations with Ulrich Schnauss.

A band that has appeared alongside many greats in the world of indie music, A Shoreline Dream has been best descibed as a “melodipsych / progressive shoegaze” band combining lush sampled textures, organic instrumentation, and vocals layered like a synth similar in vein to bands such as Ride, Slowdive and Sigur Rós. Originating in Barnum, Colorado they are steadily reaching out to an international fan base, working with infamous producers such as Ulrich Schnauss and Kramer (Ween / Low / Galaxie 500). When they formed in 2005 they all decided to take a stand against the restrictions of a normal label and formed their own (latenight weeknight records).

In the Fall of 2006, A Shoreline Dream released their debut album “Avoiding the Consequences” with a full scale attack using Ryan’s house as collateral, garnering the band attention on several samplers for Landmark Theatres, Urban Outfitters, The Sundance Film Festival, Paste Magazine among others. Critics from Filter Magazine, Paste Magazine, XLR8R, Skyscraper, and Westword helped fuel the fire.

After that debut came many exceptional releases from the band along with countless tours and collaborations. From appearances at SXSW, to festivals such as Monolith and Midpoint, ASD has been doing all they can to get their music to the fans. In 2012 the band reached a new high landing in the top 200 of CMJ. They plan to continue to spread the word with this new release and upcoming touring.


RIYL: Slowdive, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Sigur Rós, Ride, My Bloody Valentine
TRY: #1, 2, 6, 8

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

More Info Here:
http://www.ashorelinedream.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/A-Shoreline-Dream/173485236012279
https://twitter.com/AShorelineDream
http://www.last.fm/music/A+Shoreline+Dream
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Shoreline_Dream



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Worth Taking
Art Imitates Art
Self-Released
ADDS 8/19/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Like many passionate songsters before him, Jerod McBrayer listened to Jimmy Eat World’s Bleed American and it changed his life. His heart pounded, his veins pumped what felt like strawberry syrup, and his body felt like he was in one of those dreams where you try to run but your legs move like marshmallows. He loved it and wanted to create it.

As a creative outlet to his Atlanta punk bands, Jerod began exploring what has become Worth Taking’s sound. He loved the infectious energy of punk music, but was drawn to the way power pop-punk bands sweetened the raw punk sound to create something addictively tuneful. The pop-oriented sound also allowed him to show off his sugary vocals and explore deeper lyrical themes, such as love, hope and our ongoing struggle with morality.

Drawn to the Bay Area for its reputation of spawning countless great bands, Jerod settled on San Francisco. Here he was introduced to Tim Reeder and Chris Self, who both had extensive experience in their respective punk bands, including Chris’ stint playing in the Adeline Records band, Fetish. The group quickly meshed and spent 2012 touring, writing and recording.

While Jerod still wrote all the songs, the band’s second EP, Oddly Pacific, finally featured all four band members. At the end of 2012, the band streamed its first single, “I Like the Movie Version Better,” which Pittsburg Music Magazine called, “a post power punk romp that has the feel of Taking Back Sunday mating with My Freshman Year.” The band followed the single with a fully produced video in January 2013, which received almost 1000 views in its first 24 hours on YouTube.

The rest of 2013 proved to be promising as well. Touring Japan, they offered Oddly Pacific to a crowd left elated and ready for more. Soon enough they returned to the states only to continue working on the first full-length album. That album has been completed, and 2014 will be the year of “Art Imitates Art,” available now.

On tour now! Contact us for any opportunities!


RIYL: Jimmy Eat World, Motion City Soundtrack, New Found Glory, Alkaline Trio, The Wonder Years
TRY: #3, 4, 8

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

More Info Here:
http://worthtaking.com
https://www.facebook.com/worthtaking
https://twitter.com/worthtaking
https://www.youtube.com/user/worthtaking



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Gymnasium
Gymnasium
Self-Released
ADDS 8/12/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Gymnasium brings together seasoned vets from the Boston music scene for a new sound blending the catchy harmonies of power pop with classic rock musicianship. Band members include Rod van Stoli (vocals), Charles Hansen (guitar, backing vocals), John Sheeran (bass guitar), Melissa Gibbs (keys, backing vocals), and Jonathan Screnci (drums).

Songs like “Coast to Coast to Coast" offer unique melodies with big time solos, while still delivering sounds evocative of major influences the likes of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, and David Bowie.

The bandmates have opened for various national and regional acts, including The J. Geils Band, Booker T and the MG’s, Bad Company, The Saints, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, and Mountain.


RIYL: Mean Creek, Spoon, Sloan, Bob Mould, Superchunk
TRY: #6, 1, 2, 5, 8

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

More Info Here:
https://www.facebook.com/gymnasiummusic
https://twitter.com/GYMNASIUMband
https://soundcloud.com/gymnasium-1
http://gymnasium.bandcamp.com



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The Interrupters
The Interrupters
Hellcat/Epitaph
ADDS 8/12/14
DIGITAL ONLY

The Interrupters proudly share their self-titled debut album at Alternative Press.

The ska-punk band's self-titled debut The Interrupters is out August 5 on Hellcat Records and was produced by Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. Tim Armstrong also shares his famous vocals on the track "Family".

The Interrupters sees frontwoman Aimee Interrupter, guitarist Kevin Bivona, bassist Justin Bivona, and drummer Jesse Bivona spitting out lyrics that take on matters as thorny as martial law and Big Brotherism while churning out bouncing rocksteady rhythms and snarly guitar riffs. According to Aimee Interrupter, "we have a lot of things that we’re outraged about and we need to sing about those things, but we make sure to keep it fun."

The Interrupters have built their live act on unstoppable energy and a feeling of easy community that reflects their familial vibe.

On tour now! Contact us with any requests!


RIYL: Rancid, Menzingers, Less Than Jake, Mighty Mighty Bosstones
TRY: #2, 7, 8, 9, 10

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

More Info Here:
https://www.facebook.com/wearetheinterrupters
https://twitter.com/Interruptweets
http://www.hell-cat.com/artists/artist/232/The_Interrupters



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Adebisi Shank
This Is The Third Album From A Band Called Adebisi Shank
Sargent House
ADDS 8/12/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Big Unit is like Wake Up by Arcade Fire, but with that song’s fey indie “woahs” replaced by an audio sample of the Confused.com robot getting waterboarded” - The Guardian (Best Track of the Week)

“Caffeine for your ears.” - Gizmodo

“Fans of Battles' gleeful mathematical precision and the fuzzed-out groove stomp of Death From Above 1979 should find plenty to give their ears a happy.” – Exclaim!

This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank: an explosion of optimism and musical Glasnost, an Arab Spring of instrumental harmony embracing all things awesome. It's the sound of the Berlin Wall falling down. It's the sound of hashtag winning. It's the sound of musclemen with lightbulb heads that rupture from their own perfection (see cover art). In a word, it's the sound of triumph... no matter the consequences.

"We were trying to make something euphoric and huge, a universe of our own imagination that we could escape into," says bassist and masked man Vin. "Our inspirations were more cinematic and fantastical." This Is The Third Album of A Band Called Adebisi Shank bursts with pure rock anthems with undeniably danceable structures. Alongside the band's penchant for unusual instrumentation is their clever use of vocoder-effected vocals which seems to invite listeners to sing along with our robot overlords.

In creating the album's imaginary universe, Adebisi Shank drew on a hodgepodge of inspirations, including ELO, Enya, Mike Oldfield, Pixar animated films, Crash Bandicoot video game and Game of Thrones. In 2013, the Wexford, Ireland trio consisting of guitarist/vocodist Lar Kaye, drummer Mick Roe and bassist Vin relocated to a secluded house in the wilds of county Wicklow, to avoid distractions and let their imaginations run wild. Writing and recording daily, the result is a multiverse of musical possibilities.

Album opener "World In Harmony" begins deceptively like a dying 8-bit robot's version of Queen's "We Are The Champions" before erupting into a full-on anthem filled with stadium chants, digital voices, flavor-blasted guitar riffs, chirping synths and pounding rhythms. Elsewhere, "Mazel Tov" portrays a strangely brave new world wherein early 90s digital funk dance pop meets contemporary indie rock to produce a stompingly catchy tune. Likewise, "Turnaround" is led by a cheery synth melody reminiscent of late-80s pop, while aggressive rhythms and chopping guitars pigpile on top. Unlike the previous album's cavalcade of guest musicians, this recording consists mainly of the core trio writing, performing and producing, with just a few contributions from outsiders - one of which being Lar's father, Leonard Kaye adding accordion to "Turnaround."


RIYL: Battles, Fang Island, Trans Am, Anamanaguchi
TRY: #2, 4, 7, 8

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

More Info Here:
http://sargenthouse.com/adebisishank
https://www.facebook.com/adebisishank
https://twitter.com/adebisishank
http://adebisishank.bandcamp.com
http://adebisishank.tumblr.com



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The Quitters
Contributing to Erosion
SquidHat
ADDS 8/5/14
DIGITAL ONLY

So you want to know about The Quitters?

Well, since you asked…

The Quitters come from the desolate valley of Las Vegas, NV, where old musicians come to die. If you happen to be a fan of Bad Religion, Refused, John Coltrane, and Whitney Houston all rolled into one, then The Quitters are for you.

Originally a power trio of punks consisting of Marq Roqsberg on bass and lead vocals, Tommy AK on guitar and back-up vocals, and Miqah Mayhem on drums and back-up vocals, The Quitters recruited their bro Dizzle to strap on a guitar and scream his lungs out in December of 2011. There was no audition process: it was either Dizzle was playing guitar or the trio would remain a trio.

Since the addition of Dizzle, The Quitters have been getting their sh*t together, opening for bands like Death By Stereo and The Heroine (from San Antonio, TX ya’ll). They remain a mainstay in the Las Vegas punk scene with a growing crowd of loyal “Quitheads” (OK, so nobody calls them that, but it’s funny). In August of 2011 The Quitters received the award for Best Punk Band of Las Vegas at the Vegas Rocks! Magazine Awards show held at the Hilton, which featured many has-been artists such as Vince Neil and Sebastian Bach getting Lifetime Acheivement Awards. Still quite an honor to be able to say that The Quitters are award-winning, right?

The boys are still riding strong on their latest album “No Big Deal” which can be obtained through iTunes and Spotify… so now you have no excuse to not check them out, SON!! Look for The Quitters to be invading your town in the very near future at the end of summer 2012, before the world explodes (which by the way, The Quitters will have a hand in)!!

Check out the video for Hipster here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEgmg34FQmE


RIYL: White Lung, OFF, Pissed Jeans, F*cked Up, Bronx
TRY: #8, 6, 5, 9

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

More Info Here:
http://quitterspunk.com
http://squidhatrecords.com
https://twitter.com/the_quitters
https://www.facebook.com/quitterspunk
https://www.youtube.com/user/quitterspunk



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Mike Doughty
Live At Ken's House
Snack Bar
ADDS 8/5/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Mike Doughty used to be Soul Coughing guy, and now he's just some guy.

Two new albums are coming out in fall 2014: an album produced by Good Goose, STELLAR MOTEL (which we'll send to radio soon!), and a live album called LIVE AT KEN'S HOUSE.

Mike Doughty contains multitudes: Singer. Songwriter. Guitar player. Poet. Author. Playwright. Photographer. Most Improved Camper, West Point Youth Camp, 1982. He's released five solo albums, some EPs, a covers album, a couple of live albums, a bunch of EDM tracks and remixes, a poetry book, and a memoir about that time he was in a band called Soul Coughing and didn't like it and took a lot of drugs. He most recently released "Circles Super Bon Bon...," an album of re-imagined Soul Coughing songs recorded with the hip-hop/house DJ Good Goose, in September 2013.


RIYL: Eels, They Might Be Giants, Camper Van Beethoven, MC Frontalot
TRY: #2, 3, 10, 13, 14
DIRTY #11

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

More Info Here:
http://www.mikedoughty.com
https://www.facebook.com/mikedoughty
https://twitter.com/Mike_Doughty_
http://www.last.fm/music/Mike+Doughty
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Doughty


 

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Chris Staples
American Soft
Barsuk
ADDS 8/5/14
DIGITAL ONLY

There are no casual Chris Staples fans. The man inspires devotion. The turnaround from casual listener to evangelist is nearly instantaneous. Play his music during a road trip with friends and inevitably someone will ask, "Who is this?" And a lifelong fan is born. Such is the unaffected power of these songs, of this voice. Chris Staples fandom is rewarding and lasting (despite his understated approach to promoting his own work, which — as it should be with all artists — seems secondary to the effort he puts into the making of it). We follow where he leads, and our numbers are growing.

A phenomenally dexterous guitarist, Staples has spent much of his career so far as a backing musician for other artists. Over the years he’s played with J. Tillman, later known as Father John Misty, and toured the world as a member of Telekinesis. Never content for long, Staples also travels on his own, never settling, never staid. A seasoned carpenter, he sustains his journeyman lifestyle by working construction jobs wherever he finds himself living. In the spring of 2014, having recently decamped to the Northwest, Chris Staples happened to do some work on the home of Josh Rosenfeld, co-founder and head of Seattle’s renowned Barsuk Records.

One night, Rosenfeld sat down to dinner with Matthew Caws and Michael Benjamin Lerner, members of Nada Surf and Telekinesis respectively. Rosenfeld recalls, “I knew Chris from his days in Telekinesis and told Michael that he was installing a screen door at my house. He and Matthew both told me that I had to hear Chris’s new record, which, thankfully, I did.” The two songwriters raved about the album, and insisted that Barsuk had to release it. Rosenfeld – and the entire staff of the label – agreed heartily, and American Soft became Staples’ debut Barsuk release. Continues Rosenfeld, “The hooks are great – subtle and elegant – and his voice has a soft raspy ease to it that I could listen to all day.”

American Soft is a bicoastal record, written partly in Washington State, the hardworking timberland home to grizzled locals and Midwestern expatriates, and also in Florida, the wild and weird American outland known as much for strange crime and cutting-edge nightclubs as for family theme parks and extravagant retirement communities. Staples wrote portions of American Soft while squatting in his abandoned childhood home, a Pensacola bungalow empty save for an old piano. “I slept on a Coleman cot for two months. The yard was overgrown up to my waist,” Staples remembers. “The neighbor lady across the street used to babysit me. I ran into her one day and she didn’t even recognize me. I hadn’t seen her in 15 years.”

Staples’ songs are, in the tradition of the best songwriters, fantastically economical. No moment is wasted, no idea indulged beyond necessity. Instrumental breaks occur but don’t linger, serving their purpose and slipping quickly back into verses. American Soft features only a single traditional bridge, on the straight-ahead almost-rocker “Needle Park,” which finishes with a short dual-guitar explosion, an explosion which ends suddenly, as suddenly as it began, a fleeting moment that leaves us wanting more, always more, in the best way. Chris Staples has devoted the whole of his life to fostering that illusive magic, to passing it on, to giving and giving ‘til it’s all gone. Fortunately for us, he’s only just begun.


RIYL: Say Hi, Telekinesis, Yo La Tengo, Sun Kil Moon
TRY: #2, 4, 7, 9

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



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Noam Weinstein
Bottlefed
Self-Released
ADDS 7/29/14
DIGITAL ONLY

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

Noam Weinstein is pronounced like No-omb Wine-Stine! Watch the tutorial here!

“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

Featuring:
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

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

More Info Here:
http://enoam.com
https://www.facebook.com/NSongs
https://twitter.com/wNoam
https://www.youtube.com/user/nosongs



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Best Not Broken
Falling In
Self-Released
ADDS 7/29/14
DIGITAL ONLY

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

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

More Info Here:
http://www.bestnotbroken.com
https://twitter.com/bestnotbroken
https://www.facebook.com/BestNotBroken



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Divided Heaven
Youngblood
SAY-10 Records
ADDS 7/29/14
DIGITAL ONLY

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
DIRTY: #3

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

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



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

(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

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

More Info Here:
http://loosebuttonsband.tumblr.com
https://www.facebook.com/SinsoftheLooseButtons
https://twitter.com/SOTLB
https://www.youtube.com/user/SOTLBmusic
https://soundcloud.com/sinsoftheloosebuttons



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Joyce Manor
Never Hungover Again
Epitaph Records
ADDS 7/22/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Joyce Manor's new album, Never Hungover Again, is streaming now via NPR's First Listen.

Never Hungover Again is a collection of ten precisely put-together songs about how things fall apart. There are broken homes, drunken nights, faltering relationships, and the kind of raw emotion that makes you want to feel anything even if it hurts. Singer and primary songwriter Barry Johnson writes some of the saddest lyrics you’d ever find yourself shouting along to. 

Grantland’s Steven Hyden called the record “perfect summer music...the world needs this album now.” 

SPIN praised the band’s "songs that are rich in melody, short in length, and colored with gentle-hearted loneliness". 

Noisey said that Never Hungover Again “will most definitely rule incalculably hard.”

Joyce Manor plays a record release show at Rough Trade in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday July 22 and will follow that with a hometown show at The El Rey in Los Angeles, CA on Friday July 25. The band will then play FYF Fest on Saturday, August 23 in addition to a short run with Brand New.

This fall, Joyce Manor will embark on their first ever North American headlining tour in support of Never Hungover Again. Contact us with any requests!

Check out the video for the first single here via Noisey!


RIYL: Cheap Girls, Pity Sex, Dads, Braid, Balance & Composure, Paws
DIRTY: #1, 8, 9 (Clean version available on downloads page)
TRY: #5, 4, 3, and Clean Edit of #9

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

More Info Here:
http://joyce-manor.com
https://twitter.com/JoyceManor
https://www.facebook.com/joycemanorband
http://instagram.com/joycemanorofficial/



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Pennywise
Yesterdays
Epitaph Records
ADDS 7/15/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Southern California punk legends Pennywise will release their eleventh studio album, Yesterdays, on July 15 via Epitaph Records. Jim Lindberg is back as the front man, and Yesterdays includes songs written by deceased bassist, Jim Thirsk. Pennywise will play two album release shows; July 16 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA and July 18 at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA. Additionally, Pennywise will be on the Summer Nationals tour with The Offspring and Bad Religion July 29 – August 31 with a festival appearance at Aftershock on September 14.

In their 26 years as a band, Pennywise has created a solid foundation as both a politically minded act and one of the most successful independent bands of all time. But it was not always that way. Pennywise got their start playing backyard parties in Hermosa Beach, California, without having any aspirations other than playing as many songs as they could before the police showed up. This side of Pennywise has never been captured until now, and Yesterdays sees the band putting their most nascent material in recorded form.

There have been two major changes in the Pennywise story since their last release, All or Nothing (2012). First, front man Jim Lindberg has rekindled with the band since leaving in 2009. And second, several songs featured on Yesterdays were written by deceased bass player, Jason Thirsk and have been properly recorded in the studio for the first time.

"We always wanted to go back and record these songs because later in our career we started to get more political and angry— that may have turned some people off but that's what we were feeling at the time," Lindberg explains. "In the back of our minds we knew we had these cool, old songs that were more life-affirming, it just took us 25 years to get back to it." Recorded in the band's hometown factory district which is known for its influx of rehearsal studios and surfboard repair shops, Pennywise were conscious give the tracks a hometown feel and preserve their original spirit. “We tracked the whole thing in a few days doing a couple of takes of each song so it's a really raw album in that sense."

Fans of Pennywise will recognize Yesterdays as Pennywise in their purest form. The album is a gift to fans who have supported the band since day one. Yesterdays marks a new chapter for the band, while still staying true to their roots.

Listen to the first cut from the album "Violence Never Ending" in a video reel of classic Pennywise footage: http://youtu.be/8eDTym4HQXQ


RIYL: Bad Religion, NOFX, Menzingers, Anti-Flag
DIRTY: #3, 7, 12
TRY: #4, 1, 2, 10

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