Jersey Beat reviews Summer People – “energetic and raucous, tender and delicate, and everything in between.” http://bit.ly/cnvX8
Lighten Up & Summer People reviewed @ Evil Needles! – http://evilneedles.blogspot.com/2010/03/cd-reviews-april-2010.html
* The Plains out June 29, 2010
* Featuring members of Elliott, Falling Forward, Mouthpiece, The Enkindels, Stay Gold
* Full-length CD / LP to be released late 2010 (ARRCO / No Sleep)
The newest vehicle for Elliott / Falling Forward front man Chris Higdon, Frontier(s) also features Matt Wieder (guitar) of Mouthpiece / The Enkindels and drummer Eagle Barber of Stay Gold. The two songs on The Plains were recorded by Elliott / Wax Fang drummer Kevin Ratterman ( Coliseum, Bridge And Tunnel, Breather Resist, Black Cross ) at The Funeral Home in the band’s home town of Louisville, KY.
Limited to a pressing of 1000 on green, white and black colorways, the 7″ will come packaged in a tri-fold letter press jacket and include a free download card. Stay tuned for information regarding the vinyl’s pre-order at the end of April.
In other news, Frontier(s) will be releasing it’s debut full-length, There Will Be No Miracles Here, on Arena Rock Recording Co. in late 2010. No Sleep will be tackling the 12″ LP version while Arctic Rodeo will handle the album’s European release. Currently the band is streaming a track from the record on its Myspace page.
The aforementioned song, “Abul Abbas,” is available in mp3 format as well as part of No Sleep’s most recent free downloadable digital comp, No Sleep Till Death, which also features tracks from The Wonder Years, Balance And Composure, Into It. Over It. and La Dispute.
GROWN UPS – Tour Updates, More
* UK / EU Tour w/ Into It. Over It. announced (May 14 – Jun 13)
* US Tour begins on Wednesday (Apr 07 – 18)
* In Support of More Songs CD / LP on Big Scary Monsters (out May 18)
* New song streaming on myspace
With the May 18th release date for More Songs (Big Scary Monsters) growing closer, GROWN UPS (Chicago, IL / Furnessville, IN) has announced a month-long tour of The UK and Europe in support of its upcoming debut full-length. The four piece begins its overseas adventures on May 14th and will be joined on all shows by Into It. Over It..
First though, Grown Ups will embark on a short ten-day tour of the East Coast starting this Wednesday. The band will share the stage with the likes of 1994!, Pianos Become The Teeth, Snowing and Algernon Cadwallader. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with Grown Ups, drop me a line here.
Featuring six brand new songs and four re-recorded / reworked tracks from the 2009 EP, Songs, The aptly titled More Songs was produced by Matt Allison ( Lawrence Arms, Alkaline Trio, Less Than Jake, Rise Against ) and will be available from Big Scary Monsters on both vinyl and CD formats, the latter of which the band will have for sale at shows.
In related news, Grown Ups is streaming yet another new track from the record on its myspace page. Click here to listen to “Six More Weeks Of Winter,” as well as “Weed Science” and “Pears.” Additionally, the band has teamed up with If You Make It to give away a digital copy of the previously mentioned EP, Songs. To download free of charge, go here.
APR 07 – Buffalo, NY @ The Last Stand w/ 1994!
APR 08 – Syracuse, NY @ Noumenon House w/ 1994!
APR 09 – Cambridge, MA @ Record Hospital Fest w/ 1994!, US Girls, more
APR 10 – Windsor, CT @ Chris Z’s House w/ Pianos Become The Teeth, We Were Skeletons
APR 11 – Kingston, RI @ URI Coffee Shop w/ 1994!
APR 12 – Amherst, MA @ Dad City w/ 1994!, Chalk Talk
APR 13 – Brooklyn, NY @ Bushwick Music Studios w/ 1994!, Fellow Project
APR 14 – Philadelphia, PA @ The OX w/ 1994!
APR 15 – Montclair, NJ @ The Meatlocker w/ 1994!, Algernon Cadwallader
APR 16 – Richmond, VA @ Charlie Mansion w/ 1994!, Snowing
APR 17 – Baltimore, MD @ Philly Invades Baltimore Fest @ CCAS w/ 1994!, Algernon Cadwallader, Snowing, Pyramids
APR 18 – Akron, OH @ It’s A Kling Thing
MAY 14 – Brighton, UK @ Great Escape Fesival @ Pav Tav w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 15 – Southampton, UK @ Goblets w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 16 – Guildford, UK @ Boileroom (matinee show) w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 16 – Kingston, UK @ The Fighting Cock (evening show) w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 17 – London, UK @ TBA Special Release Party w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 18 – Derby, UK @ Big Blue Coffee Shop w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 19 – Leeds, UK @ Royal Park Cellars w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 20 – Manchester, UK @ Tiger Lounge w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 21 – Nottingham, UK @ The Chameleon Arts Cafe w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 22 – Cardiff, UK @ Clwb Ifor Bach w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 23 – The Flapper – Birmingham, UK w/ Into It. Over It.
MAY 24 – London, UK @ BSM Showcase @ The Social w/ Into It. Over It.
JUN 01 – Krakow, Poland @ Imbir w/ Into It. Over It.
JUN 03 – Vienna, Austria @ Fluc w/ Into It. Over It.
JUN 06 – Wiesbaden, Germany @ Kreativfabrik w/ Into It. Over It.
JUN 07 – Aachen, Germany @ AZ w/ Into It. Over It.
JUN 10 – Marseille, France @ O’bundies w/ Into It. Over It.
JUN 11 – Vidreres, Spain @ H – Titud Fest w/Into It Over It
THE SADDEST LANDSCAPE – Recording / New Releases / European Tour
* Recording for new full-length begins this weekend
* Split 9″ with Pianos Become The Teeth
* June European tour
The Saddest Landscape will be heading into the studio this weekend to begin work on its first full-length record since 2003. The band is currently weighing its label options but the record should see a late Summer / early Fall 2010 release.
You might not know who The Saddest Landscape is but you should. Originally formed in 2002, the Boston-based band quickly made a name for itself in the screamo underground with multiple releases and splits with greats like The Pine and Funeral Diner.
After being dormant for 2006 and 2007, the band reconvened to play a few European shows in 2008, which would eventually lead to The Saddest Landscape’s reemergence in 2009 and the band’s first new release since 2005, a split 7″ with Trophy Scars on Bear Records. Also of note, in the Winter of 09 the band released a 2xLP vinyl discography, All Is Apologized For. All Is Forgiven., on its own Cover Your Heart Records.
The Saddest Landscape is also excited to announce Just Say No! Records will be releasing a split 9″ (yes, 9″!) with the great Pianos Become The Teeth this summer. The band will contribute songs to “Connections Vol II” as well, which is an international compilation from Sweden’s Moment of Collapse featuring six bands from six different countries.
And if that wasn’t enough, The Saddest Landscape will be heading back to Europe in June. Among the dates to be announced, the band will be headlining the legendary Cry Me A River Festival in Germany.
Featuring four new tracks from each band, plus a bonus digital-only offering from Balance And Composure, the split was recorded by Vince Ratti (The Wonder Years, Circa Survive, Valencia) and will officially be released on May 11, 2010. Right now you can pre-order the CD version from No Sleep here, while Run For Cover’s 12″ vinyl version (200 green, 300 brown, 500 black) can be secured here.
As for the two Pennsylvanian bands, both have debuted more new songs on their respective myspace pages. Go here to listen to “Rope” from Balance And Composure and to stream “Lodging” from Tigers Jaw, click here.
In other news, Balance And Composure will spend much of April and May touring the East Coast and Midwest. As always, if you’d like to attend or speak with the band, drop me a line here.
Balance And Composure – Tour
APR 16 – Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s w/ A Loss for Words, Man Overboard
APR 17 – Garden City, NY @ The Ethical Humanist Society w/ A Loss for Words, Man Overboard
APR 18 – Pittman, NJ @ The Wounded Healer w/ A Loss for Words, Man Overboard
APR 20 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club w/ A Loss for Words, Man Overboard
APR 21 – Zanesville, OH @ The Shotshot w/ A Loss for Words, Man Overboard
APR 22 – Saginaw, MI @ Snuggly Mug w/ A Loss for Words, Man Overboard
APR 23 – Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room w/ A Loss for Words, Man Overboard
APR 24 – Cleveland,OH @ The Rat w/ A Loss for Words, Man Overboard
APR 25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Warsaw Arena w/ A Loss for Words, Man Overboard
APR 26 – Kingston, PA @ The Black Lodge w/ A Loss for Words, Man Overboard
MAY 08 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space w/ Everyone Everywhere
MAY 14 – Wilkes Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis w/ Tigers Jaw
MAY 15 – Chalfont, PA @ CUMC w/ End of a Year, Tigers Jaw, more
MAY 16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church w/ The Wonder Years