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

"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

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

More Info Here:
https://www.facebook.com/armynavyband
https://twitter.com/justinarmynavy



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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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Dead Fingers
Big Black Dog
PIPEANDGUN/Communicating Vessels
ADDS 7/15/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Since 2012′s eponymous debut on Big Legal Mess Records, Dead Fingers have had some time to take a step back and take stock of all of the dynamic changes their lives have undergone over the past few years. Having taken a much needed moment to adjust to the new realities of being first time parents, Kate and Taylor have added a whole new perspective to their road weary travelogues and broke beat folk/country/blues hybrid, that speaks as much to their growing maturity as artists as it does to their innate ability to put their lives squarely in the fabric of their songs. Having fostered their songwriting skills through years of hard won apprenticeships in late night bars and dingy rock clubs, sweating out 12-bar guitar runs and sweet harmonies over air thick with second-hand smoke and tired hangers-on waiting for the sun to rise, there’s little that has missed these two as they made their way through the ranks of indie-rock reality checks both with each other and on their own.

From Taylor’s earliest days as a lo-fi axe slinger shredding J. Mascis-by way of-Johnny Thunders riffage on You Know That Summer’s Comin’, to his time spent touring with Conor Oberst and the Mystic Valley Band wrangling cosmic American music out of Mexican moorings, and Kate’s lifelong tutelage in one of the most gifted musical families the Magic City has ever produced alongside her siblings Maria and Macey Taylor, it’s easy to see why they needed some time away from the stage to think about a life removed from rock and roll.

And yet the clarion call couldn’t have been more clear for a new album. Having soaked up the insights attained by gracefully growing older away from the grind and gruel of headlining tours and hotel parking lots, it seems Dead Fingers have finally settled into a life that fits into their future as a family and a sound that speaks to their place in the world at large. Having added drummer Alan Rosser as a permanent fixture to the band, the trio’s tight-knit arrangements and shuffling twang have only deepened their communal vibe and helped set the stage for their resurgence as both a popular live act and endearing love song to the romantically afflicted rocker in all of us.

From penning acoustic remedies for heartbroken scribes like the elegant “Pomp & Circumstance,” to the playful pretzel wordplay of “Twisted,” and the metaphysical longing of “Still Haven’t Been Satisfied,” there’s enough existential wisdom for people twice their age to revel in- along with the standard Dead Fingers six string whiplash- to make this one of the most exciting albums in either of their respective catalogs. Documenting their peculiar form of domestic bliss in tracks like “Shoom Doom Babba Labba” and “Free Tonight,” Big Black Dog stands as a new chapter in the careers of two of Birmingham’s most talented musicians and their struggle to find a balance between their art and home life and all of the mixed up semiotics that lies between the two. And although the road will always call them back, their search for peace of mind and time with their family has become a new source of inspiration and music to once again light their creative fires.


RIYL: Deer Tick, Treetop Flyers, Conor Oberst, Field Report, She & Him
TRY: #3, 2, 1, 7

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

More Info Here:
http://www.deadfingers.com
https://www.facebook.com/alabamadeadfingers
https://twitter.com/deadfingersband



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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

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

More Info Here:
http://pennywisdom.com
https://twitter.com/pennywise
https://www.facebook.com/pennywise
http://www.epitaph.com/artists/artist/56/Pennywise



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The Phenomenauts
Escape Velocity
Silver Sprocket Bicycle Club
ADDS 7/8/14
DIGITAL ONLY

"These guys aren’t like anything you’ve seen or heard before...I saw Phenomenauts play in both New York City and San Francisco; each time the place was jam-packed with people chanting 'Science and honor!' A few dozen were dressed as robots, and endless streams of chicks looked like they’d just landed in from an R-rated Jetsons episode. Fanfare of that sort doesn’t happen by coincidence." - Thrasher Magazine

Escape Velocity is the speed needed to break free from the gravitational attraction of a massive body, such as the Earth. The Phenomenauts felt it was a fitting title for an album that encourages people to break free of their own limita- tions, taking off on a boundless journey fueled by their unstoppable rhythms, inventive melodies and nimble lyrics.

Songs were inspired by the arcane rhythms of intergalactic space and a wide variety of Earth music. “Theme For Oakland” is an anthem in honor of Earth’s Capital, Oakland, California, driven by a big, glittering British backbeat and a simple exuberant chorus of “Hey Hey Heys.” There’s a taste of do-wop in “1 in 7 Billion Girl.” Clashing acoustic and electric guitars, growling bass, and the funky, skewed rhythms of Major Jimmy Boom’s drums will make your hips shake and your head talk. Angel Nova and special guest, Kepi Ghoulie (Groovie Ghoulies), trade vocals on “When Greed Nearly Destroyed The World,” a sci-fi narrative that presents a vision of utopia, and what it cost to get there, in little more than three minutes. Chugging guitars, staccato power chords, electronic drum flourishes, new wavey synthesizers and a soaring chorus present a hopeful scenario that looks compassionately back on our tortured past.

String metal band Judgment Day, featuring Anton Patzner’s violin and the sonorous tones of Lewis Patzner’s cello, adds a classic flourish to “Just One Earth.” AR7 plays a stately R&B piano as the song builds to a glamorous prog-rock climax, full of soaring sustained notes delivered by Angel Nova’s guitar. It’s a love song to the Earth that invites us to look out and marvel at the universe surrounding us: “Four billion years old as measured from / Uranium 238 gamma radiation / Evolving from cells / and divergent mutation / To intelligent life / Who dreams of the stars / Finding a tear in space / A wormhole in the dark / A chance to explore / What lies beyond our sight.”


RIYL: Devo, They Might Be Giants, The Briefs, The Aquabats, David Bowie, XTC
TRY: #9, 8, 6, 1 & 10 (XTC Cover)

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

More Info Here:
http://www.silversprocket.net
http://www.phenomenauts.com
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Phenomenauts/207203911998
https://twitter.com/thephenomenauts
http://www.last.fm/music/The+Phenomenauts
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phenomenauts



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Sink Tapes
Mattress Cowboys
Mint 400 Records
ADDS 7/8/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Originally pressed as a 7" only, Mint 400 Records has released Sink Tapes "Mattress Cowboys" EP everywhere MP3's are sold and streaming on Spotify. Enjoy this amazing but somewhat overlooked release by what could be NJ's next big band. 

"Need yet more proof that Central Jersey/Philly is now the new home of any form of indie and punk rock music that really matters right now? Just check out Mattress Cowboys, the latest 7” from New Brunswick, NJ-based Sink Tapes. Over five tracks, the four-piece manage to perfectly meld early Against Me! with The Replacements playing acoustic guitars. Each song builds nicely onto the next, without a weak track in the mix, resulting in a nearly flawless EP. The only downside is the length of the songs here: the longest is under three-minutes and two check in at under two-minutes. A little moody at times, but so were the dudes in The Church and The Smiths and they made some amazing records. The world needs a full-length by this band, and soon." - New Noise Magazine: (John B. Moore) 4 Stars


RIYL: Cloud Nothings, Sebadoh, Yuck, The Replacements, Lilys
TRY: #1, 3, 5

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

More Info Here:
http://mint400records.com
https://www.facebook.com/SinkTapes
https://twitter.com/sinktapes
http://sinktapes.bandcamp.com


 

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Boris
Noise
Sargent House
ADDS 7/1/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Boris don't hold back at all, and at long last an identity begins to form in their sound, exhilarating even in its familiarity...After dozens of albums, it's a strong indicator that Boris can surprise, where before it could only stun.” – NPR, First Listen

“The Japanese trio have earned a seat at the pantheon of heaviness: the alchemy by which the act of listening to loud rock music is transformed into an encounter with the sublime.” – Pitchfork, Review [7.8]

“Noise is a staggering, cathartic masterpiece that won’t have much competition in terms of quality in 2014.” – Line of Best Fit, Review [8.5]

BORIS has always demolished expectations of what a band can do musically and aesthetically. In keeping with that tradition, they again flip the script for the band’s first official release in three years by serving up their most all-encompassing effort to date. Noise is an amplification of BORIS’ endless pursuit of musical extremes while moving aggressive, intense rock into new territories.

In writing Noise, BORIS was intent upon condensing all that the band had explored over the years, in order to create something more bold, streamlined and powerful. And, upon completion, the band considers Noise its most defining effort, stating, “If we had to suggest just one album for those unfamiliar with BORIS’ music, we will pick this for sure.” That’s a bold statement from a band having released over 20 albums covering a vast array of sounds. Yet somehow throughout the album’s 8 song, 58 minute duration, the band masterfully intermingles sludge-rock, blistering crust punk, shimmering shoegaze, epic thunderous doom, psychedelic melodies and just about everything else they’ve ever done. Throughout, Noise is an exploration of the free-spirited experimentation that made the band an International cult legend.

Over the course of BORIS’ three previous Sargent House albums (Heavy Rocks, Attention Please and New Album) the band sought to expand its musical vision ever further.

The results helped redefine the band’s already iconoclastic sound. However, in early 2013 they decided to return to their classic trio lineup moving forward: drummer/vocalist Atsuo, guitarist/vocalist Wata and bassist/guitarist/vocalist Takeshi. Having been able to explore many new ideas as a quartet in recent years, the band was concerned about logistics, until their very successful residency shows and tour in the U.S. convinced them that BORIS could return to the simpler, solid trio without sacrificing artistic growth. Now, having rebuilt the classic trio’s “equilateral triangle” they’re heavier, louder, more confident and incisive than ever before.


RIYL: Sunn O))), The Sword, Swans, Baroness, Young Widows, Red Fang
TRY: #2, 4, 5, 1

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

More Info Here:
http://sargenthouse.com/boris
https://www.facebook.com/borisheavyrocks
https://twitter.com/borisheavyrocks
http://borisheavyrocks.com



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Young Liars
Tidal Wave
Nettwerk Records
ADDS 7/1/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Vancouver band Young Liars have earned a loyal audience, forged by a reputation for explosive live shows, performing alongside Minus the Bear, CSS, and STRFKR and headlining showcases at Rifflandia festival and NXNE.

“With an elevated sense of passion and drive, Young Liars have shown that they have grown off their previous experience with their latest release…. They are the kind of group that show every sign of being on the verge of breaking through.” – Earmilk 

"...a terrific number that’s bound to be on heavy rotation for us this summer. ‘Young Again’ by Canadian dream pop quartet Young Liars will get stuck in your head immediately with its woozy synths, triumphant drumbeats, and crooning vocals." - The Wild Honey Pie

“...the band is certainly due to make a splash in 2014.” - Indie Shuffle

"a heady dreamy slice of pop sweet enough to tide me over until the weather (hopefully) turns warm and sunny." - Don't Need No Melody

“…what should be a sure thing, summer anthem...” – Alt Citizen (re “Young Again”)

“…an uplifting ode to teenage romance.” – All Things Go (re “Night Window”)

“Since the band’s humble punk-dance beginnings, Young Liars have gradually reshaped their sound into an infectious indie-electro hybrid that is suitable for just about every occasion thinkable.” – hhhhappy

Tidal Wave is about passion, how it defines you and how it can destroy you and how sometimes it is so worthwhile you can't help but stick to it, no matter what it means.


RIYL: STRFKR, CSS, Gemini Club, Savoir Adore, Capital Cities, Generationals
TRY: #2, 6, 1

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

More Info Here:
http://youngliars.ca
https://www.facebook.com/YoungLiars
https://twitter.com/bandyoungliars



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Say Hi
Endless Wonder
Barsuk Records
ADDS 6/24/14
DIGITAL ONLY

“Hi, I’m Dr. Eric Elbogen.” (actor portrayal, not actually a doctor). “I created Endless Wonder for one reason: to make the world a less weary place.” Since founding Say Hi labs in 2002, Elbogen and his team of slightly flawed and persistently-flat clones have been proving to humanity that synthesizer music doesn’t have to lack a sense of humor and that drum machines can still swing and shuffle like the jazz great ones. But it wasn’t until the team began working on Endless Wonder in late 2011, when all rock and roll bands were required to trade in their Warlock guitars for step sequencers and self-oscillating sweepable low pass filters, that they knew they were on the brink of something crucial: the probable savior of humankind itself.

Say Hi isn’t for everyone. Those with chronic back pain shouldn’t listen to Say Hi, as they may find it difficult to avoid boogie-woogie-ing until the cows come home. Similarly, those with obnoxious Yelp accounts and haters in general should avoid Say Hi, lest another human being might actually glimpse you having a good time.

Say Hi is just coming off of a 6 week tour with the Australian band Big Scary. He danced and played new songs off of Endless Wonder to tons of fans who couldn’t keep their booties standing in one place.

"Such A Drag points to a more bombastic release. Moving from brittle drums and glaring synths to sections of skronky guitars it goes all over the map while still keeping a tight structure." - Stereogum / Track Premiere

The AV Club premiere!


RIYL: Generationals, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Telekinesis
TRY: #2, 3, 9

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

More Info Here:
http://ilikesayhi.com
https://twitter.com/ericelbogen
https://www.facebook.com/umuhoh
http://instagram.com/ericelbogen
http://www.barsuk.com/w3.cgi?vwy=artists/sayhi



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Mean Creek
Local Losers
Old Flame Records
ADDS 6/24/14
DIGITAL ONLY

"Local Losers is Mean Creek’s most cohesive album. Style-wise they’ve settled into a frenetic jangle—full speed ahead. And at just eight songs, it doesn’t stray too far from the narrative. It’s frustrated, f*cked-up and fun. We’ve all been there—here’s the soundtrack." – Paste Magazine

"Buzzsawing melodic post-punk bruisers Mean Creek nods to its 80s Massachusetts roots with insane catchiness, peppering its noise-drenched yet harmonious pop beast with the influence of Amerindie pioneers like Dinosaur Jr, PIXIES and Buffalo Tom. Guitarist/singer Chris Keene even sports the same haircut as The Jesus & Mary Chain, circa 1985. Like Old Flame Records label-mates Potty Mouth, Mean Creek dazzle with poppy hooks and salvos load, enough to make heads spin. On the recently dropped Local Losers, they pack enough chunks of fist-pumping anthems into 21 minutes that would make ol’ Bob Pollard cry tears in his iced pail of Bud Lite." - Noisey

"Look, it’s not rocket science. You knock out a big, meaty, bouncy riff, and you play it loud. You come up with a simple but elemental chorus. You get two people — a guy and a girl, say — to howl that chorus at each other like the sound of each other’s voices was the only thing keeping them alive. You play all this hard, with purpose, like the music coming out of your throats and your instruments actually matters. And you get in and get out; you don’t let things cross the three-minute mark. Boom: Instant car-radio singalong. Bands have been doing it for years — for decades — and when they can muster the motivation, they can still do it. Hopefully, they can keep doing it like this forever." – Stereogum


RIYL: The Replacements, So So Glo’s, The Lemonheads
TRY: #1, 2, 4 & Clean Edit of #5 included in DL Folder!
DIRTY: #3, 5

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

More Info Here:
http://meancreek.bandcamp.com
https://www.facebook.com/meancreekband
http://meancreek.tumblr.com
https://twitter.com/MeanCreek
http://oldflamerecords.com



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The Antlers
Familiars
Anti-
ADDS 6/17/14
DIGITAL ONLY

“the intoxicated, lonely lurch allows you to envision him on his worst behavior...An appropriately sinister and alluring tribute to therapeutic value of hotel living [of Hotel]” - Pitchfork

“Hotel trades on the Antlers’ strengths: drowsy horns, twin- kling keyboard bits, muted guitar, and lyrics that confront mortality” - SPIN

The Antlers make music more for the heart and the brain than the feet. This cut from the Brooklyn-based band is a gorgeous, soaring ode to innocence [of Palace].” - NPR

In seven years together, Brooklyn’s The Antlers have created a quiet revolution in thought and sound with their harrowing and often haunted tales of love unmoored, human frailty and emotional evisceration. On Familiars, their fifth album, and first for new home ANTI-, The Antlers – vocalist / guitarist Peter Silberman, multi-instrumentalist Darby Cicci, and drummer Michael Lerner – have resumed the journey they began with 2009’s Hospice and continued over the next two albums Burst Apart and Undersea, which found the trio picking their way through a labyrinth of fear, doubt, love and loss against a backdrop of layered textural songs that were as deeply atmospheric as they were anthemic. More hopeful in mood than its predecessors, the new album emanates a palpable release of despair and an almost operatic verve on nine songs that took shape over the past year and a half. “We became really obsessed with Alice Coltrane’s journey in Satchidananda, Charles Mingus’ The Black Saint and The Sinner Lady, and Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew,” says Cicci. “We wanted to connect to the humanity of music from the past,” adds Silberman. “To capture grace and the heart within those performances.” So this time around The Antlers made a soul record in the truest sense of the word. Sure, they inundated themselves with Al Green, Nina Simone, and The Memphis Boys, but really they were making music about that mysterious and ineffable part of yourself. The metaphysics behind the physics: they found that they had made a record that was able to express the unseen.

The Antlers are on tour now, contact us for opportunities!


RIYL: Beach House, Rhye, Youth Lagoon, Sigur Rós, The National
DIRTY: #3, 4, 7 (Clean of #3 on DL page!)
TRY: #1, 5, and clean edit of #3

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

More Info Here:
http://www.anti.com/artists/the-antlers/
http://antlersmusic.com
https://www.facebook.com/TheAntlers
https://twitter.com/theantlers



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This Wild Life
Clouded
Epitaph
ADDS 6/17/14
DIGITAL ONLY

Hailing from Long Beach, CA, This Wild Life is duo Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso. Jordan and Del Grosso grew up in the tightknit DIY punk scene in Long Beach. They quickly became friends after working at the same musical instrument store, bonding over music of their teens. The conversations were about hardcore, punk and screamo bands such as Thursday, The Used, and Senses Fail. Soon enough, they started their own pop-punk band and made music together as This Wild Life. They played fast, they played loud and they didn’t stand out from the crowd until they did the least “punk” thing possible. It was also bolder than anything in the punk rock rulebook: they got quiet and played acoustically.
 
The music itself connected with fans, even as it surprised them. They take pride in making music based in hardcore and punk rock, but with wider appeal.  In contrast to the harsh music that This Wild Life grew up on, Jordan finds inspiration for his vocals outside the hardcore punk world. “Sara Bareilles is one of my favorites. Maybe people wouldn’t expect that. Or maybe they would,” he laughs. 
 
A big part of who they are as a band is to remain true to their DIY punk ethic. After shows are played, tweets responded to and comments acknowledged online. The band put in the work to gain the support of their fan base. Now, This Wild Life has an army of 80K YouTube subscribers with videos of over 2.75 million views.
 
Clouded is their debut full-length and was recorded with Aaron Marsh of Copeland. Clouded maintains the core attributes of their sound – Jordan’s vulnerable, expressive lyrics, Del Grosso’s nimble fingerpicking – while pushing themselves towards more ambitious sounds. “We tried out a string section, pianos, different kinds of guitars, we didn’t want to limit ourselves,” Jordan notes. 
 
Clouded is the triumphant result of years marked by small triumphs, big struggles and countless floor shows, bringing This Wild Life’s heartfelt, melodic and acoustic punk-rock to a bigger audience they’ve earned. 

AltPress review (4.5/5)

This Wild Life is on Warped Tour all summer, contact us if you'd like to see them/request an interview/etc.


RIYL: City and Colour, Dashboard Confessional, Mayday Parade, Copeland
TRY: #2, 3, 7
DIRTY: #1, 4, 5, 6
Clean version available on downloads page!

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

More Info Here:
http://thiswildlifeband.com
https://www.facebook.com/thiswildlife
https://twitter.com/thiswildlife
http://www.youtube.com/ThisWildLife
http://www.epitaph.com/artists/artist/305/This_Wild_Life