RED COLLAR: Welcome Home LP Pre-Order Available Now On TINY ENGINES
* Welcome Home Out 6/12/12
* Stream tracks on Punknews.org and Alternative Press
* Band named one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012
* Upcoming shows with Less Than Jake, Restorations, Signals Midwest + The Fest
Welcome Home, the sophomore full-length from Durham, NC rock band Red Collar, is now available for pre-order from Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations). The 12″ LP will see a June 12, 2012 release date. Also worth noting, all vinyl pre-orders come with an instant mp3 download for the 10-song album. The album is also available for early digital purchase here.
The Welcome Home 12″ vinyl is limited to 500 pressed on three colorways (75 White w/ black swirl 180 gram vinyl / 150 Clear w/ black smoke 180 gram vinyl / 275 Black 180 gram vinyl). All pre-orders will be entered to win a test pressing of the record. There are also vinyl combo packs and vinyl + tee packages available.
You can hear a brand new song, “Choices” on Punknews.org. Also, “American Me” can be heard on Alternative Press as well. The band was recently named as one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know in 2012 along with fellow Tiny Engines labelmates, Signals Midwest (Issue #285).
Three years in the making, Red Collar’s Welcome Home fulfills the promise of the band’s acclaimed debut full-length, 2009’s Pilgrim. Welcome Home continues the tradition of heart pounding indie punk & roll from the Durham, NC quartet but expands the palette with dynamic results. Red Collar combine the jagged rhythms of DC punk along with the soulful, working class spirit and lyrical bend of bands like The Hold Steady and The Gaslight Anthem. Never shying away from their influences, the band proudly displays the earnestness of Springsteen, the boldness of The Replacements and the swagger of The Clash firmly on their sleeves. All that you know and love about Red Collar remains but Welcome Home opens up into hauntingly beautiful songwriting territory that touches on the timelessness of Americana roots. Red Collar is back and they are better than ever! Welcome home indeed.
Red Collar will be playing Treasure Fest in Charlotte, NC later this month sandwiched in between a show with Less Than Jake and their LP release show in Durham with labelmates Restorations and Signals Midwest. The band will also be playing Death To False Hope Fest in June and are confirmed, once again, for The Fest in Gainesville in October.
MAY 16 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall w/ Less Than Jake
MAY 18 – Charlotte, NC TREASURE FEST @ Snug Harbor w/ Restorations, Signals Midwest, Jr. Astronomers & more
MAY 19 – Durham, NC LP RELEASE SHOW @ Motorco Music Hall w/ Restorations, Signals Midwest, Maple Stave
JUN 29 – Durham, NC DEATH TO FALSE HOPE FEST @ Motorco Music Hall w/ The Holy Mess, Mixtapes, Elway, Banquets, The Fake Boys & more
BEST PRACTICES: The EP LP 12″ Pre-Order Available Now On TINY ENGINES
Tiny Engines (Tigers Jaw, CSTVT, Look Mexico, Restorations) welcomed Providence, RI’s Best Practices to its expanding roster earlier this year. The label is excited to announce the band’s debut, The EP LP, is now available for pre-order on one-sided 12″ vinyl. The 12″ will see a June 19, 2012 release date. Also worth noting, all vinyl pre-orders come with an instant mp3 download for the 9-song album. The album is also available for early digital purchase here. You can stream the entire record on Bandcamp.
The The EP LP 12″ vinyl is limited to 500 pressed on three colorways (75 Yellow / 175 Black w/ screened B-side / 250 Translucent Green). All pre-orders will be entered to win a test pressing of the record. There are also vinyl combo packs and vinyl + tee packages available.
Featuring current/former members of Light The Fuse And Run, Wow, Owls!, Weak Teeth and Jesuscentric, Best Practices is a return to the fundamentals of punk rock. On the band’s Tiny Engines debut, The EP LP, the quartet lets loose a whirlwind of (garage power pop) punk fury. Recorded with Will Killingsworth (Orchid, Ampere) at Dead Air Studios, Best Practices pummel their way through 9 songs in 12 glorious minutes. The band comes close to careening off the edge at points but never seem to overtake themselves. Chock full of razor sharp hooks Best Practices lays down a furious gauntlet that is as catchy as it is exhausting. All your left with as The EP LP fires towards the finish line is the feeling that you just want to do it all over again.
Best Practices have some confirmed hometown shows upcoming and will be swinging South down to VA and back up through Philly in August (details to come). The band has also been confirmed for The Fest in Gainesville in October. Also, the band will be heading back into Dead Air Studios in late June/early July to record new material. Stay tuned!
MAY 23 – Providence, RI @ AS220 w/ Peace Be Still, Greys
JUN 06 – Providence, RI @ Squid Amps w/ Homelife, Eyes Wide
JUL 02 – Providence, RI @ Dusk w/ You Blew It, The World Is A Beautiful Place…