Interviews: Ev Gold (Cinema Cinema)

Posted by johng on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM (EDT)
Image Cinema Cinema is one bad-ass duo. Guitarist/vocalist Ev Gold stomps around the stage, swinging his guitar like an axe while he screams, growls, and hisses nasty things into the microphone. Meanwhile, Paul Claro, who is Gold's cousin, hits the drums so hard that they literally shimmy across the stage as he plays. It sounds sort of like heavy metal played as hardcore punk -- vicious, energetic and with a little bit of swing.

The group just released their new album A Night at the Fights and finished a really, really long tour opening for Black Flag. So, features editor John Gentile spoke to Gold about the new album, boxing, reincarnation and generally being nice to people.

You can click read more for the interview.

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New Review Update: September 17, 2014

Posted by johng on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EDT)
Image John G back again. We've got a fair amount of Riot Fest coverage for you, and today we're kicking it off. Was Samhain good? What band did Fat Mike dis? Read on to find out! Also, it's Wednesday so it's time for another Wednesday Trivia Time! What young punk rocker is pictured here?

Today's reviews are:
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Videos: Hostage Calm: “A Thousand Miles Away From Here”

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:30 PM (EDT)
Hostage Calm Hostage Calm have released the music video for the track "A Thousand Miles Away From Here" off of their latest record Die On Stage.

Hostage Calm will be heading to Europe with Man Overboard, Roam and Front Porch Step in November.

You can click Read More to watch the video.

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Media: Barrakuda McMurder: “California Won/Leave Me Alone/No, Seriously, Leave Me Alone/Oh Vivien”

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Image Barrakuda McMurder, featuring Grath Madden of The Steinways and House Boat, has posted a new song titled "California Won/Leave Me Alone/No, Seriously, Leave Me Alone/Oh Vivien" from the new EP A Cigarette Meet Date. You can click Read More to listen.

Barrakuda McMurder last released Slow Crawl in 2009.

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Media: Self Defense Family: “Been Passed On”

Posted by kira on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Self Defense Family Self Defense Family has premiered their new song "Been Passed On" over at Stereogum. The song will appear on their forthcoming album Duets, due out September 23, 2014 via Iron Pier. The band also recently announced tour dates that you can revisit here.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Streams: The Great Explainer: “Defeated”

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
The Great Explainer Today's stream comes from Trenton, NJ-based The Great Explainer. We've got a stream of a new song titled "Defeated" off of their upcoming self-titled record that is due out October 27, 2014 via Panic State Records. Vocalist Sean Bystrzycki describes the meaning behind the song:

Defeated is about how people will blindly accept someone's stance on anything as valid, without taking into consideration that a person's viewpoint is always slanted and subjective. People can also be led to believe that the causes or struggles of those believed to be important are paramount to individuals' wants or concerns. Basically what I'm trying to convey is that people should take their own beliefs and opinions into account before siding or identifying with a larger outside group.

Pre -orders are available here. You can find it on their Punknews.org Profile

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Tours: Tim Barry / Cory Brannan / Sam Russo (UK)

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 3:30 PM (EDT)
Tim Barry Tim Barry is headed to the UK in 2015 where he will embark on a tour with singer/songwriters Cory Brannan and Sam Russo. Barry will be touring in support of his forthcoming effort Lost & Rootless which is due out November 28, 2014 via Chunksaah Records.

Tim Barry will be performing at The Fest 13 in Gainesville, FL. He makes an appearance on the Chunksaah compilation Everyone Knows I Play Favorites and Like 10's which will be available exclusively at the festival.

You can click Read More to view the dates.

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Media: Restorations: “Misprint”

Posted by kira on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 3:00 PM (EDT)
Restorations Stereogum has premiered a new song by Restorations called "Misprint" which will appear on their forthcoming album LP3, due out October 28, 2014 via Side One Dummy Records.

You can click Read More for the song.

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Media: Mineral lead singer streams new song, band's van broken into on tour

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 2:30 PM (EDT)
Image Zookeeper, the project from Mineral lead singer Chris Simpson, is streaming a new song titled "Conclusions." The track comes from his upcoming release Pink Chalk, which is due out October 14, 2014 via Count Your Lucky Stars. Pre-orders are available here. You can listen to "Conclusions" here courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan.

In other, less fortunate news, Mineral's van was recently broke into after a show in St. Louis.

After our show this evening in St Louis at the Firebird we went to celebrate Chris' birthday by going bowling at Flamingo Bowl. Shortly after 1am our van was broken into and all of our belongings were stolen. Thousands and thousands of dollars in personal electronics, a cash box with several shows worth of merch sales, clothing, invaluable intellectual property, and many many other items. Our rear cargo hold with most of the gear was thankfully left safe. The van was locked, we specifically paid to park in a well lit lot with an attendant. When we came out 30 min later, attendant was gone, locks popped off, and belongings gone. Please if anyone in the area has any information email us at mineral@officialmineral.com. There have been many burglaries targeting band vehicles and clubs in the St Louis area, please repost/share and help spread the word so other traveling bands are more aware and alert of their surroundings and decision making.

Mineral are currently on tour with Into It. Over It.

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Tours: Rational Anthem / The Murderburgers

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
ImageA spooky pop punk tour is invading the eastern US featuring Florida's Rational Anthem and the UK's The Murderburgers. The Spooky Ghost Ectoplasm tour is still working out some tour dates but you can view the confirmed ones below.

Rational Anthem will be supporting their latest release Emotionally Unavailable while The Murderburgers will be supporting 2013's These Are Only Problems.

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Media: The Dismemberment Plan to reissue 'Change'

Posted by brittany on Wednesday, September 17, 2014 at 1:30 PM (EDT)
Dismemberment Plan The Dismemberment Plan are reissuing 2001's Change on vinyl. The J. Robbins-produced record has been out of print for several years but will see a release date of November 4, 2014 via Partisan Records. It will be pressed on 180-gram vinyl accompanied by a 12-page booklet. Vocalist Travis Morrison reflects on how the album came to be their last release before their break up:

Looking back, I can see where the gas ran out. In the timeline of the songwriting, it was a struggle to get it over the finish line. The last song we finished was 'Ellen And Ben,' and I think it's last on the record for a reason. Listening to it now, it sounds very much like the romantic equivalent of what was happening emotionally in the band, where people were getting to that late-20s/early-30s part of your life when you realize college really isn't coming back and you're a grown up. It's a dicey time for a lot of artists, especially rock musicians... I think we captured some of those emotions very vividly. I can hear the band having those thoughts making the record and I can feel to a certain extent the band sputtering out because of those natural emotional conditions. I think the best songs on the record are about that theme.

Pre-orders are available here.

The Dismemberment Plan have three upcoming shows on the east coast. You can view them below as well as listen to "Time Bomb" off of the record.

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