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PJ Bond – Announces Tour Dates with Maria Taylor (Azure Ray)

By , 23 December, 2013, 1 Comment

PJ Bond Announces Tour Dates In Support of Maria Taylor (Azure Ray)

• PJ Bond Ten Degrees And The Floor 7″ on Black Numbers / Shield Recordings
• PJ Bond You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical LP Repress on Black Numbers

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PJ Bond is following up his recent tour with Austin Lucas with more dates in support of Maria Taylor (Azure Ray) in January. All tour dates are listed below.

PJ Bond is supporting the repress of his full length, You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical, which is available here. Also, Bond is touring on a new 7″, Ten Degrees And The Floor, co-released by Black Numbers and Shield Recordings(Netherlands). The 7″ features two new songs and a complete rework of a favorite from PJ’s recent split, Brother Bones/Baby Bones. The 7″ is available from Shield and at all upcoming shows. You can stream all PJ Bond releases on Bandcamp.

Tour with Maria Taylor 
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JAN 03 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
JAN 05 – Denver, CO @ Larimer Lounge
JAN 07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
JAN 08 – Boise, ID @ The Crux
JAN 10 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
JAN 11 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
JAN 12 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
JAN 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
JAN 17 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
JAN 18 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
JAN 19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
JAN 22 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
JAN 23 – Dallas, TX @ City Tavern
JAN 25 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree
JAN 31 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
FEB 02 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel
FEB 05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle
FEB 06 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
FEB 07 – Boston, MA @ Middle East
FEB 08 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
FEB 09 – Toronto, ONT @ Drake
FEB 11 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

PJ Bond – Announces Tour with Austin Lucas And Allison Weiss / Currently On Tour with Arliss Nancy

By , 10 October, 2013, 1 Comment

PJ Bond To Tour With Austin Lucas And Allison Weiss / Currently On Tour With Arliss Nancy

• PJ Bond Ten Degrees And The Floor 7″ on Black Numbers / Shield Recordings
• PJ Bond You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical LP Repress on Black Numbers

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PJ Bond is hitting the road in Nov/Dec with Austin Lucas and Allison Weiss for the Stay Reckless Tour. Currently Bond is on tour with labelmates, Arliss Nancy, as they head south for The Fest later this month in Gainesville. All tour dates are listed below.

PJ Bond is out in support of the repress of his full length, You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical, which is available here. Also, Bond is touring on a new 7″, Ten Degrees And The Floor, co-released by Black Numbers and Shield Recordings (Netherlands). The 7″ features two new songs and a complete rework of a favorite from PJ’s recent split, Brother Bones/Baby Bones. The 7″ is available from Shield and at all upcoming shows. You can stream/download the EP on Bandcamp.

Stay Reckless Tour – Austin Lucas, Allison Weiss and PJ Bond 
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NOV 29 – St. Louis, MO @ Duck Room (No Allison Weiss)
NOV 30 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Cactus Club (No Allison Weiss)
DEC 01 – Minneapolis, MN @ Nether Bar
DEC 03 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
DEC 04 – Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick Lounge
DEC 05 – Toronto @ Horsehoe Tavern
DEC 06 – Montreal @ Il Motore
DEC 07 – Providence, RI @ Fete
DEC 08 – Boston, MA @ Middle East Up
DEC 10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
DEC 11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy
DEC 12 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java
DEC 13 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose
DEC 14 – Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Tavern

October FEST Tour – PJ Bond and Arliss Nancy 
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OCT 10 – Normal, IL @ The Firehouse
OCT 11 – Kansas City, KS @ Blarney Stone
OCT 12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ OKC Farmer’s Market
OCT 13 – Dallas, TX @ Lola Saloon
OCT 14 – San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven
OCT 15 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
OCT 16 – Houston, TX @ Mango’s
OCT 17 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Mud & Water
OCT 18 – Pensacola, FL @ Sluggo’s
OCT 19 – @ TBA
OCT 20 – Nashville, TN @ Mercury Lounge
OCT 21 – Birmingham, AL @ Transylvania
OCT 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root
OCT 23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
OCT 24 – Raleigh, NC @ Tir Na Nog
OCT 25 – Wilmington, NC @ The Calico Room

NOV 03 – Gainesville, FL – FEST // Lucero Showcase at The Wooly

PJ Bond / Arliss Nancy – Announce October Fest Tour

By , 19 September, 2013, 1 Comment

PJ Bond / Arliss Nancy - October FEST Tour / New Releases On Black Numbers

• PJ Bond Ten Degrees And The Floor 7″ on Black Numbers / Shield Recordings
• PJ Bond You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical LP Repress on Black Numbers
• Arliss Nancy’s Wild American Runners LP out 10/8/13 on Black Numbers
• Arliss Nancy Song Premiere on Absolute Punk

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PJ Bond and Arliss Nancy are teaming up for an October tour down to The Festin Gainesville. And Arliss Nancy will be pulling double duty as PJ Bond’s backing band for the entire tour.

PJ Bond is out in support of the repress of his full length, You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical, which is available here. Also, Bond is touring on a new 7″, Ten Degrees And The Floor, co-released by Black Numbers and Shield Recordings(Netherlands). The 7″ features two new songs and a complete rework of a favorite from PJ’s recent split, Brother Bones/Baby Bones. The 7″ is available from Shield and at all upcoming shows. You can stream/download the EP on Bandcamp.

TRACK LISTING
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01. Nevermind
02. Reasons
03. I’m In A Bad Way (Acoustic Warehouse Version)

Arliss Nancy will be out in support of their upcoming full-length, Wild American Runners on Black Numbers. The LP is now available for Pre-Order with an official release date of 10/8/13 set. You can stream the first single from the record, “Coals”, on Absolute Punk now.

Wild American Runners follows up Arliss Nancy’s 2012 album, Simple Machines, on Loose Charm Records. Also of note, the band’s debut full-length, 2009′s Dance To Forget, is available for free download from Death To False Hope Records.

October FEST Tour – Arliss Nancy and PJ Bond 
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OCT 04 – New Brunswick, NJ @ The Court Tavern
OCT 05 – Boston, MA @ Starlab
OCT 06 – Rochester, NY @ The Shark Tank
OCT 07 – Akron, OH @ It’s A Kling Thing
OCT 08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Howlers
OCT 09 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Sinking Ship
OCT 10 – Normal, IL @ The Firehouse
OCT 11 – Kansas City, KS @ Blarney Stone
OCT 12 – Oklahoma City, OK @ OKC Farmer’s Market
OCT 13 – Dallas, TX @ Lola Saloon
OCT 14 – San Antonio, TX @ Ten Eleven
OCT 15 – Austin, TX @ Holy Mountain
OCT 16 – Houston, TX @ Mango’s
OCT 17 – Baton Rouge, LA @ Mud & Water
OCT 18 – @ TBA
OCT 19 – @ TBA
OCT 20 – Nashville, TN @ Mercury Lounge
OCT 21 – Birmingham, AL @ Transylvania
OCT 22 – Atlanta, GA @ Wonder Root
OCT 23 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
OCT 24 – Raleigh, NC @ Tir Na Nog
OCT 25 – Wilmington, NC @ The Calico Room

NOV 03 – Gainesville, FL – FEST // Lucero Showcase at The Wooly

Black Numbers – Release Free Digital Label Sampler

By , 18 June, 2013, No Comment

BLACK NUMBERS - Releases Digital Compilation For Free Download

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Black Numbers is offering a free digital sampler that includes 11 songs from 11 artists all with releases on the label. To stream/download vist the label’s BandcampHERE.

Black Numbers is a Jersey City, NJ based independent record label. The label has been putting out records since 2007 and have grown leaps and bounds since. After only 3 releases in Black Numbers’ first year, the label is now approaching 50, including veteran bands like Grey Area, No Motiv, Purpose; as well as new bands like Real Friends, Diamond Youth, Pentimento, and more. 2013 is shaping up to be a banner year for Black Numbers, and this sampler is a chance to a get a quick refresher course on what’s come out so far.

The track listing for the digital sampler is below.

TRACK LISTING
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01. Real Friends “Floorboards” from Everyone That Dragged You Here
02. Maker “Shadows” from Self-Titled
03. The Here and Now “Born To Make Believe” from Born to Make Believe Part 1
04. Tiny Moving Parts “Vacation Bible School” from This Couch is Long & Full of Friendship
05. Light Years “Parking Lots” from I Won’t Hold This Against You
06. Banquets “Call It A Comeback” from Self-Titled
07. Pentimento “Almost Atlantic” from Self-Titled
08. Crimes “Something” from Self-Titled
09. Diamond Youth “Sunburn” from Don’t Lose Your Cool
10. Great Lakes USA “Ghosts” from Live Fast, Die Whenever
11. PJ Bond “I’m In A Bad Way” from Brother Bones/Baby Bones

Homelife – Debut LP out on Black Numbers/Bermuda Mohawk / Pay-What-You-Want Download

By , 15 May, 2012, No Comment

HOMELIFETranslation Out Today on Black Numbers/Bermuda Mohawk / Pay-What-You-Want Download

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* Translation Out Today
* Pay-What-You-Want Download Available Now
* “Viewfinder” streaming at Alternative Press
* “Unsteady Hands” streaming exclusively at Stereokiller
* Full Album Stream on Punknews.org

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Lansing, MI’s Homelife is excited to announce their debut full-length, Translation, is available today from Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Luther, PJ Bond) and Bermuda Mohawk (Cheap Girls, Tin Horn Prayer, imadethismistake). For a limited time, Translation is being offered for a Pay-What-You-Want Download here.

The 12″ vinyl for Homelife’s Translation is limited to 500 on black vinyl and is available for Order now. The first two singles from the record are streaming now. You can hear “Viewfinder” on Alternative Press while “Unsteady Hands” is streaming on Stereokiller. You can also listen to a full album stream of Translation on Punknews.org.

Carrying the torch for rugged Midwest bands into the next generation of punk rock, Homelife is expanding upon its forebears with 2012 full-length debut, Translation. Since forming in 2009 in the same rugged plains and college towns around Lansing, MI as like-minded acts such as Small Brown Bike and Cheap Girls, the band’s debut full-length album marks not only a progression for Homelife and its members’ roots in hardcore acts, but for the genre itself.

Translation follows up Homelife’s 2011 split with Bike Tuff as well as their 2009 Demo. Both can be downloaded for free here.

While the members’ hardcore background is still on display in some aspects of Translation (most of the songs clock-in the 2:30 range and sound best played LOUD), the sparkling and sharply-cut dynamics on display have set the ideal background for Weston’s unique delivery and lyrics that throwback to the sincerity of 90’s favorites such as Jawbreaker, Knapsack (whom the band covers here), and The Promise Ring. Taking a number of sonic risks, beyond what its peers may have been comfortable with, represented a monstrous swing from Homelife and a clear homerun with Translation, which is almost certain to gain traction one of the best surprise debut LP’s in punk rock that 2012 will have to offer.

Homelife – Announce Debut LP on Black Numbers/Bermuda Mohawk / Song Premiere / Pre-Order Now

By , 18 April, 2012, No Comment

HOMELIFE – Announce Debut LP on Black Numbers / Bermuda Mohawk / Now Available For Pre-Order
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* Translation to be released 5/15/12
* Pre-Order available now
* “Viewfinder” streaming exclusively at Alternative Press
* Artwork/Tracklisting revealed

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Lansing, MI’s Homelife is excited to announce their debut full-length, Translation, will be released by Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Luther, PJ Bond) and Bermuda Mohawk (Cheap Girls, Tin Horn Prayer, imadethismistake) May 15, 2012.

The 12″ vinyl for Homelife’s Translation will be limited to 500 on black vinyl and is available for Pre-Order now. The first single from Translation, “Viewfinder”, is streaming exclusively on Alternative Press right now!

Carrying the torch for rugged Midwest bands into the next generation of punk rock, Homelife is expanding upon its forebears with 2012 full-length debut, Translation. Since forming in 2009 in the same rugged plains and college towns around Lansing, MI as like-minded acts such as Small Brown Bike and Cheap Girls, the band’s debut full-length album marks not only a progression for Homelife and its members’ roots in hardcore acts, but for the genre itself.

Translation follows up Homelife’s 2011 split with Bike Tuff as well as their 2009 Demo. Both can be downloaded for free here.

While the members’ hardcore background is still on display in some aspects of Translation (most of the songs clock-in the 2:30 range and sound best played LOUD), the sparkling and sharply-cut dynamics on display have set the ideal background for Weston’s unique delivery and lyrics that throwback to the sincerity of 90’s favorites such as Jawbreaker, Knapsack (whom the band covers here), and The Promise Ring. Taking a number of sonic risks, beyond what its peers may have been comfortable with, represented a monstrous swing from Homelife and a clear homerun with Translation, which is almost certain to gain traction one of the best surprise debut LP’s in punk rock that 2012 will have to offer.

TRACK LISTING
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01. Shapeless
02. Unsteady Hands
03. No Direction
04. Nepenthe
05. Paradigm Shift
06. Viewfinder
07. To Elude
08. Forms
09. Coping
10. Lasting Impressions

Ghost Thrower – Pre-Order 10 Songs Vinyl From Black Numbers / SXSW Tour

By , 28 February, 2012, No Comment

GHOST THROWER – Pre-Order 10 Songs LP Vinyl from BLACK NUMBERS
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* 10 Songs LP vinyl to be released 3/20/12
* Pre-Order available now
* Band named one of Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need To Know In 2012
* Dates to SXSW with Such Gold, Mixtapes, Seahaven, etc.

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Ghost Thrower‘s (Boston, MA) 10 Songs is now available from Jersey City label Black Numbers (PJ Bond, Go Rydell, Grey Area, Luther) in the limited LP vinyl format.

For fans of La Dispute, Fucked Up and Refused, Ghost Thrower’s 10 Songs is equal parts desperate and aggressive without sacrificing melody. Featuring ex-members of Therefore I Am, Ghost Thrower was recently named to Alternative Press’ 100 Bands You Need to Know in 2012. 10 Songs was originally released in October 2011 on CD and digitally through Equal Vision.

The 12″ vinyl is limited to 500 pieces on three different colorways, 100 Clear w/ Smoke, 150 Opaque Orange and 250 White. All colors, as well as limited test press packages are available here.

Additionally, the band will be touring to SXSW, including shows with The Early November, Moving Mountains, Pianos Become The Teeth, Such Gold, Seahaven, and Mixtapes. See below for dates:

TOUR
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MAR 09 – Whitehall PA @ Planet Trog
MAR 10 – Altoona PA @ Altoona Masonic Temple w/ Pianos Become the Teeth
MAR 11 – Toledo OH @ Frankies w/ Such Gold, Mixtapes
MAR 12 – Louisville KY @ Keswick Democratic Club w/ Such Gold, Mixtapes
MAR 13 – Columbia MO @ Mojo’s w/ Such Gold, Mixtapes, Seahaven
MAR 15 – Fayetteville AR @ Rogue w/ w/ Such Gold, Seahaven
MAR 17 – Austin TX @ Red 7 SXSW Alternative Press Party w/ The Early November, Cancer Bats
MAR 23 – Cambridge MA @ TT The Bears w/ Moving Mountains

PJ Bond – East Coast Tour (Feb 03 – 11)

By , 30 January, 2012, No Comment

PJ BOND – East Coast Tour Begins Friday (Feb 03 – 11)

• In support of Ten Degrees And The FloorFree Digital EP
• Touring w/ Billy + Joe (ft. Joe McMahon of Smoke or Fire)

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Beginning this Friday, PJ Bond will once again hit the open road for a week-long tour of the East Coast. The New Brunswick, NJ native and former front man for Outsmarting Simon and Marigold will share the stage with Billy + Joe, which features Joe McMahon of Smoke or Fire and Billy of Vancouver’s Billy The Kid. Additionally, Bond will be playing several solo shows throughout February. Details are below. As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with PJ, drop me a line here.

Bond is touring in support of his latest release, Ten Degrees and The Floor, a digital EP which can be downloaded for free. The songs originally premiered at Alternative Press as three-part series that included accompanying videos for each track. You can view these videos and read detailed descriptions of each song from the always-insightful Bond here.

Expect plenty of PJ Bond updates In 2012, including new music, lots of touring and a hefty dose of all-around goodness from an artist who has never been afraid to explore new and unique avenues. And while you’re waiting to discover what he does next, don’t forget to check out PJ’s previous releases: the 2009 full-length You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical and a more recent 7-song live EP, 22 April: Vienna, Austria. Both are available in various formats from Black Numbers.

TOUR
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FEB 03 – Richmond, VA @ Alex’s Haus w/ Billy + Joe
FEB 04 – Raleigh, NC @ Tir Na Nog w/ Billy + Joe
FEB 05 – Wilmington, NC @ Bottega w/ Billy + Joe
FEB 06 – Charleston, SC @ 60 America St w/ Billy + Joe
FEB 07 – Savannah, GA @ No Control w/ Billy + Joe
FEB 08 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub w/ Billy + Joe
FEB 09 – St. Petersburg @ Fubar, FL w/ Billy + Joe
FEB 10 – Gainesville, FL @ Loosey’s w/ Billy + Joe
FEB 11 – Tallahassee, FL @ Shark Tank w/ Billy + Joe
FEB 15 – Houston, TX @ Fitzgerald’s
FEB 16 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk
FEB 21 – Oklahoma City, OK @ TBA
FEB 23 – Memphis, TN @ Chicken Coup
FEB 25 – Asheville, NC @ Pessimansion

Black Numbers Release 4-Way Split LP with The Copyrights, Grey Area, The Reveling, Luther

By , 14 December, 2011, No Comment

BLACK NUMBERS Announce 4-Way Split LP with THE COPYRIGHTS, GREY AREA, THE REVELING and LUTHER
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* The Copyrights “The New Frontier” streaming exclusively at Alternative Press
* Pre-Order available now
* Artwork/Tracklisting revealed
* Upcoming Winter shows

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Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Luther, PJ Bond) is excited to announce a 4-Way Split release between The Copyrights, Grey Area, The Reveling and Luther.

The 12″ vinyl for the 4-Way Split is limited to 500 on three different colorways (100 clear, 150 transparent red, 250 transparent green) and is available for Pre-Order along with new T-shirt designs and limited sale packages.

The Copyrights “The New Frontier” is streaming exclusively on Alternative Press right now! Alternative Press will be debuting another song from the split tomorrow morning (12/15) as well.

This release follows up The Copyrights’ 2011 album, North Sentinel Island, on Red Scare. This is also the follow up to Grey Area’s split 7″ with Go Rydell, Luther’s Siblings & Sevens 12″ and The Reveling’s Tributaries LP/CD, all released on Black Numbers in 2011. Visit the Black Numbers Webstore for more info on these releases.

Also of note, for a limited time, Luther’s Siblings & Sevens is available for name-your-price download here.

Stay tuned for more exclusive song premieres from this release!

TRACK LISTING
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01. Grey Area – Lucky
02. Grey Area – Bad Anything
03. The Reveling – Trust Me
04. The Reveling – It’s Time to Ride
05. The Copyrights – The New Frontier
06. The Copyrights – Straight to the Office (Scared of Chaka cover)
07. Luther – Sixty-One
08. Luther – The Door is a Penthouse

Also, Grey Area, Luther and The Reveling have some Winter shows upcoming.

UPCOMING GREY AREA SHOWS
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DEC 16 – Providence, RI @ Club Hell w/ Ignite, Reason to Fight, Weak Teeth
DEC 17 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theater w/ Ingnite, Lions Lions, After the Fall, Banquets
DEC 18 – New York, NY @ Studio at Webster Hall w/ Ignite, Banquets, Live Fast, Die Fast

UPCOMING LUTHER SHOWS
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DEC 28 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Home for the Holidays 5 – Stone Pony w/ The Bouncing Souls, The Explosion, The Holy Mess
JAN 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ North Star Bar w/ Smoking Popes, Aspiga

UPCOMING THE REVELING SHOW
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DEC 16 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ House Show

Banquets – New Video Premier at Alternative Press

By , 8 December, 2011, No Comment

BANQUETS – Releases Video For “Sometimes A Wolf”
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* Premiering exclusively at Alternative Press
* Top Button, Bottom Shelf available now
* Upcoming Winter shows

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BANQUETS (Jersey City, NJ) has unveiled the video for “Sometimes A Wolf,” a track from the band’s debut full-length, Top Button, Bottom Shelf, on Black Numbers (Grey Area, Go Rydell, Luther, PJ Bond). The video was directed by Kevin Slack (The Gaslight Anthem, Dave Hause). You can watch the exclusive premier of the video courtesy of Alternative Press.

Top Button, Bottom Shelf is available now. The vinyl was limited to 500 on three different colorways (100 Pink w/ Black Swirl, 150 Blue w/ Silver Swirl, 250 Yellow w/ Blue Swirl). A limited edition CD version is also available here. You can download Top Button, Bottom Shelf for $6 at the Black Numbers’ Bandcamp. Of course, the album is also available digitally from iTunes and other online retailers.

You can still head over to Rock Sound to hear/download “The Sound Of Money”. RCRD LBL has an exclusive mp3 for the track “Fireplug” as well. Additionally, you can also stream the track “Forever Bender” at Punknews.org.

Top Button, Bottom Shelf blows all expectations and pre-conceived notions out of the water. The ten songs that make up the band’s debut full-length build and hold the momentum for an incredibly rewarding and all too short 25 minutes. Waiting for some lull or filler to catch your breath is fruitless as the band delivers gem after gem. Of course you can talk of the band’s pedigree, Banquets lead singer Travis Omilian was the original singer for Let Me Run and other members have played in bands such as Outsmarting Simon, Static Radio NJ, The Stand In and The Banner, but all that undersells just how quickly Banquets have grown into their very own exciting entity. No doubt the past experiences served them well but Banquets have upped the ante for all melodic pop/punk rock with Top Button, Bottom Shelf.

Banquets has four shows on the horizon with Ignite, Grey Area, Saves The Day, Senses Fail and Ensign.

 

UPCOMING SHOWS
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DEC 17 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Center w/ Ignite, Grey Area, After the Fall
DEC 18 – New York, NY @ Webster Studio w/ Ignite, Grey Area
DEC 23 – Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ Saves The Day, Senses Fail
JAN 28 – Newburgh, NY @ Pub 151 w/ Ensign, Incendiary

PJ Bond – Song Premier @ Alternative Press / European Tour

By , 14 November, 2011, No Comment

PJ BOND – Song Premier: Video / Download at Alternative Press

Watch live video / Download mp3 forI’m In A Bad Way
• Two additional tracks to debut @ Alternative Press in coming weeks
• Currently touring Europe, UK (11/13 – 12/20)

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The well-traveled PJ Bond has teamed up with Alternative Press to premier a brand new song, “I’m In A Bad Way.” You can watch PJ and his brother, Brian Bond, perform the track live in Lynchburg, Virginia on a stopover during their recent tour to the FEST in Gainesville, FL. The song can also be downloaded in mp3 format here.

This new offering – which will likely appear on a TBD 2012 vinyl release from Black Numbers – is one of three new songs that will make their debut at Alternative Press over the course of the next two weeks. Check back to the magazine’s website on November 19th and 26th for video / mp3 premiers of “Nevermind” and “Reasons.”

Included with the premier of “I’m In A Bad Way” are the lyrics and a written intro from the always-insightful Bond as he discusses playing music, traveling the world and the overwhelming generosity of the folks he’s met along the way. He also gives a detailed description of the songwriting process and how it came to fruition. It’s an engaging read from a man whose lifestyle and choices not only embody the true nature of Punk Rock but who is always searching for new and creative ways to connect with music fans and people in general.

On that note, Bond is once again circling the globe, this time playing shows across Europe and the UK for the next five weeks. Tour dates are below and as always, if you’d like to attend a show, talk to PJ or maybe give him a couch to crash on, email me here or contact PJ directly here.

PJ Bond is the former front man for Outsmarting Simon (Triple Crown Records) and Marigold, and the New Brunswick, NJ native has also played in The Color Fred and Communipaw. His last two releases – the 2009 full-length You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical and a more recent 7-song live EP, 22 April: Vienna, Austria – are available in various formats from Black Numbers. Bond’s homespun brand of indie rock and Americana is a lush and organic affair, punctuated by strikingly honest lyrics that are deeply personal yet touch on universally understood themes. If you’re able to catch him live, you’ll be treated to a heartfelt slice of creaky, back porch Americana tossed against a perfectly catchy pop backdrop. Still, Bond tosses in a bit of everything, from rustic, uptempo alt-country rockers to haunting, melancholy acoustic offerings and sweetly infectious indie numbers. For fans of Rocky Votolato, Neutral Milk Hotel, Whiskeytown and Elliott Smith.

TOUR
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NOV 14 – Antwerp, Belgium @ de Kleine Hedonist
NOV 15 – Hasselt, Belgium @ Carpe Diem
NOV 16 – Zele, Belgium @ JC Juvenes
NOV 17 – Beverwijk, Netherlands @ House show (email pjbondmusic@gmail.com for address)
NOV 18 – Detmold, Germany @ Alte Pauline
NOV 19 – Hillentrup, Germany @ Papiermuhle
NOV 20 – Bielefeld, Germany @ Fair Trade Merch Store
NOV 21 – Nuremburg, Germany @ Mono Bar
NOV 22 – TBA (Need Help)
NOV 23 – Vienna, Austria @ Replugged
NOV 24 – Wr Neustadt, Austria @ Entro P’s
NOV 25 – Graz, Austria @ Sub
NOV 26 – Regensburg, Germany @ Zimmer 4
NOV 27 – Enkirch, Germany @ TOMs Enkirch
NOV 28 – Oberburg, Switzerland @ Restaurant Bahnhof
NOV 29 – Saanen, Switzerland @ Oeyetl
NOV 30 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Kontiki Bar
DEC 01 – Geneva, Switzerland @ Le Cabinet
DEC 02 – Lausanne, Switzerland @ TBC
DEC 03 – Lyon, France @ The Beers
DEC 10 – Cardiff, UK @ The Full Moon
DEC 11 – Swansea, UK @ Mozarts
DEC 13 – Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
DEC 14 – Manchester, UK @ Well Wisher house (email pjbondmusic@gmail.com for address)
DEC 15 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Captain’s Rest
DEC 16 – Girvan, UK @ Z1 Youth Vlub
DEC 17 – Edinburgh, Scotland @ The Banshee’s Labrynth
DEC 18 – Leeds, UK @ House show (email pjbondmusic@gmail.com for address)
DEC 19 – Lincoln, UK @ The Red Room
DEC 20 – Nottingham, UK @ The Maze

The Reveling – Nervous Energies Session Posted

By , 7 September, 2011, No Comment

THE REVELINGNervous Energies Session Posted
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• Featuring two songs from Tributaries (out on Black Numbers)
Test Pressing Contest: win limited-edition vinyl & more
• SIRIUS XM Takeover on Faction’s DIY Radio (9/18)
Record release show this Thursday (9/8)

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The Reveling (Brooklyn, NY) recently teamed up with Nervous Energies to film an acoustic performance of two new songs from its debut full-length Tributaries. The session, which features the tracks “Charlotte Thompson” and “Unglued,” are now posted on the site and can be viewed here.

Released by Black Numbers (Grey Area, Static Radio NJ, Go Rydell, PJ Bond) earlier this summer, Tributaries was pressed on both CD and 12″ vinyl formats, with the latter being limited to 500 on three colorways (100 x clear / 150 x green / 250 x blue) and featuring gatefold jackets and an mp3 download card. The record is also available digitally from Bandcamp, iTunes and other online retailers. For more information or to grab a copy, go here.

On that note, The Reveling is currently sponsoring a contest for limited, hand-numbered vinyl test pressings of Tributaries, as well as the CD version of the record. Enter now and the band will choose three random winners on September 12th.

In other news, at 8pm on September 18th, The Reveling will host DIY Radio on Faction (SIRIUS XM Channel 41). The band’s guest spot will feature an hour of great independent and punk music, including songs from RVIVR, Dead To Me, Make Do And Mend, Grey Area, Red City Radio, Banquets and many more.

Finally, the official record release show for Tributaries is happening tomorrow (9/8) in NYC at The Local 269. Details below. As always, if you’d like to attend the show or speak with the band, drop me a line here.

Record Release Show
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SEP 08 – New York, NY @ The Local 269, 269 E Houston St, 7pm, $7, 21+ w/ Luther, Nightmares For A Week, William Manning

Recorded by Alex Newport (Frank Turner, At The Drive-In, Rival Schools, Samiam) at Big Blue Meenie and Futureshock Studios, and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Dead Milkmen, Piebald, Sebadoh), Tributaries features 10 tracks of propulsive, highly infectious working-class punk rock that is as catchy and immediate as it is textured and nuanced. Much like The Reveling’s well-received 2009 EP, 3D Radio, this new full-length is anchored by a punchy rhythm section and plenty of throw-your-fists-in-the-air anthems. Still, Tributaries finds the band in top songwriting form, tighter and more cohesive than ever, with an even greater emphasis on the soaring harmonies that made The Reveling so irresistible in the first place.

Listen to “Chasing My Tail” (free mp3)

The Reveling – Tributaries LP Out Today / Exclusive Album Stream

By , 21 June, 2011, No Comment

THE REVELING – Debut Full-Length Tributaries Out Today
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LP / CD / Digital available from Black Numbers
Exclusive album stream from Punknews.org
Artist Insight feature @ ReviewRinseRepeat.com

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Tributaries, the debut full-length from The Reveling (Brooklyn, NY), is officially out today from New Jersey punk label Black Numbers (Grey Area, Static Radio NJ, Go Rydell, PJ Bond).

Pressed on both CD and 12″ vinyl formats, the latter is limited to 500 on three colorways (100 x clear / 150 x green / 250 x blue) and features gatefold jackets and a free mp3 download card. Of course, record will also be available digitally from Bandcamp, iTunes and other online retailers. For more information, go here.

To celebrate today’s release, The Reveling and Black Numbers have teamed up with Punknews.org to offer an exclusive stream of the entire album. To listen to Tributaries in its entirety, go here.

As a compliment to the stream, the band has taken the time to dig deeper into all ten songs on the record, explaining the lyrics and ideas behind each and generally piecing Tributaries together track-by-track. Check out the Artist Insight feature at ReviewRinseRepeat.com.

And don’t forget – you can still download an exclusive mp3 for the song “Chasing My Tail” courtesy of RCRD LBL.

Recorded by Alex Newport (Frank Turner, At The Drive-In, Rival Schools, Samiam) at Big Blue Meenie and Futureshock Studios, and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Dead Milkmen, Piebald, Sebadoh), Tributaries features 10 tracks of propulsive, highly infectious working-class punk rock that is as catchy and immediate as it is textured and nuanced. Much like The Reveling’s well-received 2009 EP, 3D Radio, this new full-length is anchored by a punchy rhythm section and plenty of throw-your-fists-in-the-air anthems. Still, Tributaries finds the band in top songwriting form, tighter and more cohesive than ever, with an even greater emphasis on the soaring harmonies that made The Reveling so irresistible in the first place.

- Taking cues from Gaslight Anthem and Lagwagon, w/ hints of Face to Face, The Reveling lays a solid foundation for what’s to come.Exclaim!
- The Reveling take influence from 80′s hardcore punk, whilst dropping just the right dose of melody to soften the blow.Pure Grain Audio
- Powerful working-class punk rock that is well-played without forgetting to be a little bit raw.Can You See The Sunset?
- No-frills rock & roll with the urgency and sweat of punk, a combination you can’t really go wrong withAllmusic.com
- This is genuine, straight-up punk rock without any gimmicks or pretension; it’s refreshing, and also catchy.Assault
- The Reveling have delivered an enjoyable debut that shows some promise for the band’s future.ThePunkSite.com
- If you’re one for good all out rock with no gimmicks, you might want to give this a spin.Verbicide

The Reveling – Pre-Order Debut LP Now

By , 7 June, 2011, No Comment

THE REVELING – Debut Full-Length Now Available For Pre-Order
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Tributaries LP / CD to be released on 06/21/11 from Black NumbersRCRD LBL premiers “Chasing My Tail” (exclusive mp3 download)

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Tributaries, the debut full-length from The Reveling (Brooklyn, NY), is now available for pre-order from Black Numbers (Grey Area, Static Radio NJ, Go Rydell, PJ Bond). The album will see an official street date of June 21st from the New Jersey punk label.

Pressed on both CD and 12″ vinyl formats, the latter is limited to 500 on three different colorways (100 x clear / 150 x green / 250 x blue) and features gatefold jackets. Of course, Tributaries will also be available digitally from Bandcamp, iTunes and other online retailers. For more information, go here.

To celebrate the pre-order, The Reveling and Black Numbers have teamed up with RCRD LBL to premier “Chasing My Tail.” To download an exclusive mp3 for the song, go here. And don’t forget that “Left At Forkright” is still streaming at Absolutepunk.net as well.

Recorded by Alex Newport (Frank Turner, At The Drive-In, Rival Schools, Samiam) at Big Blue Meenie and Futureshock Studios, and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Dead Milkmen, Piebald, Sebadoh), Tributaries features 10 tracks of propulsive, highly infectious working-class punk rock that is as catchy and immediate as it is textured and nuanced. Much like The Reveling’s well-received 2009 EP, 3D Radio, this new full-length is anchored by a punchy rhythm section and plenty of throw-your-fists-in-the-air anthems. Still, Tributaries finds the band in top songwriting form, tighter and more cohesive than ever, with an even greater emphasis on the soaring harmonies that made The Reveling so irresistible in the first place.

- Taking cues from Gaslight Anthem and Lagwagon, w/ hints of Face to Face, The Reveling lays a solid foundation for what’s to come.Exclaim!
- The Reveling take influence from 80′s hardcore punk, whilst dropping just the right dose of melody to soften the blow.Pure Grain Audio
- Powerful working-class punk rock that is well-played without forgetting to be a little bit raw.Can You See The Sunset?
- No-frills rock & roll with the urgency and sweat of punk, a combination you can’t really go wrong withAllmusic.com
- This is genuine, straight-up punk rock without any gimmicks or pretension; it’s refreshing, and also catchy.Assault
- The Reveling have delivered an enjoyable debut that shows some promise for the band’s future.ThePunkSite.com
- If you’re one for good all out rock with no gimmicks, you might want to give this a spin.Verbicide

BLACK NUMBERS to Release Debut Full-Length from THE REVELING

By , 12 May, 2011, No Comment

BLACK NUMBERS to Release Debut Full-Length from THE REVELING
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Tributaries LP / CD out June 21, 2011
• Recorded by Alex Newport
• First single streaming exclusively @ Absolutepunk.net

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Brooklyn, NY’s The Reveling has officially joined Black Numbers (Grey Area, Static Radio NJ, Go Rydell, PJ Bond) and will release its debut full-length, Tributaries, with the New Jersey label on June 21, 2011.

Recorded by Alex Newport (Frank Turner, At The Drive-In, Rival Schools, Samiam) at Big Blue Meenie and Futureshock Studios, and mastered by Jeff Lipton (Arcade Fire, Dead Milkmen, Piebald, Sebadoh), Tributaries features 10 tracks of propulsive, highly infectious working-class punk rock that is as catchy and immediate as it is textured and nuanced. Much like The Reveling’s well-received 2009 EP, 3D Radio, this new full-length is anchored by a punchy rhythm section and plenty of throw-your-fists-in-the-air anthems. Still, Tributaries finds the band in top songwriting form, tighter and more cohesive than ever, with an even greater emphasis on the soaring harmonies that made The Reveling so irresistible in the first place.

Swing on by Absolutepunk.net to hear an exclusive stream of the first single from the record, Left At Forkright.

A complete track listing is below. Stay tuned for pressing / pre-order info, as well as plenty more news from The Reveling and Black Numbers!

TRACK LISTING
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01. Revival
02. Charlotte Thompson
03. Chasing My Tail
04. Left At Forkright
05. Plaster Saints
06. Ironbound
07. Black And Tan
08. Unglued
09. Last Act
10. Invitations To Alleyways

3D RADIO EP – PRESS QUOTES
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- Taking cues from Gaslight Anthem and Lagwagon, w/ hints of Face to Face, The Reveling lays a solid foundation for what’s to come.Exclaim!
- The Reveling take influence from 80′s hardcore punk, whilst dropping just the right dose of melody to soften the blow.Pure Grain Audio
- Powerful working-class punk rock that is well-played without forgetting to be a little bit raw.Can You See The Sunset?
- No-frills rock & roll with the urgency and sweat of punk, a combination you can’t really go wrong withAllmusic.com
- This is genuine, straight-up punk rock without any gimmicks or pretension; it’s refreshing, and also catchy.Assault
- The Reveling have delivered an enjoyable debut that shows some promise for the band’s future.ThePunkSite.com
- If you’re one for good all out rock with no gimmicks, you might want to give this a spin.Verbicide

Beartrap Bands @ FEST 9

By , 20 October, 2010, No Comment

BEARTRAP PR Bands Are FEST-ing!
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• Catch our bands as they tour to FEST 9 in Gainesville, FL (Oct 29 – 31)
• Real question remains, “How many soused, bearded punks can one city hold?”

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It’s that time of year again, where what feels like half the Beartrap Roster asks Will and I, “Can you send out a press release regarding our tour to the FEST?”

So instead of saying “yes” 18 separate times, we decided to compose one all-encompassing FEST 9 press release. It not only highlights when and where our bands are playing during the upcoming Halloween weekend, but all the shows surrounding these three debauched days in Gainesville, FL as well. It’s basically just a friendly heads up for anyone attending the No Idea-sponsored festival or living in towns through which the bands are touring.

Check out the relevant information below for these bands: After The Fall, Annabel, Banquets, Bars Of Gold, Billy Wallace, Campaign, Carpenter, Charles The Osprey, Franz Nicolay, Go Rydell, Grown Ups, imadethismistake, Junior Battles, One Win Choice, Pianos Become The Teeth, PJ Bond, Static Radio NJ and The Great Explainer.

If you’d like to speak with any of the bands or have any guest list requests, drop me a line here.

On a semi-related note, a handful of these outfits (Annabel, Banquets, Campaign, Junior Battles, One Win Choice, and PJ Bond) have contributed previously unreleased and rare material, demos and exclusive tracks for the the Pastepunk 12th Anniversary MP3 Compilation. Featuring 17 songs from the Beartrap PR roster, the comp is available for free download for the next month. Grab it here.

BEARTRAP FEST SCHEDULE

AFTER THE FALL (Albany, NY)
• New full-length Eradication out now from Mightier Than Sword
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OCT 22 – Brooklyn, NY @ Party Expo w/ Thieves & Assassins, Coughing Fit
OCT 23 – Albany, NY @ Valentine’s w/ Defeater, Make Do and Mend
OCT 30 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / The Venue (side stage), 10:20pm
NOV 12 – Montreal, QC @ Katacomes w/ The Saint Catherines
NOV 13 – Quebec City, QC @ Scanner w/ The Saint Catherines
DEC 08 – San Jose, Costa Rica @ Club Peppers w/ Unrestrained
DEC 12 – San Jose, Costa Rica @ Punk Fest w/ Millencollin, A Wilhelm Scream
DEC 17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Party Expo w/ The Saint Catherines
DEC 18 – Albany, NY @ TBA w/ The Saint Catherines

ANNABEL (Kent, OH)
• New 7″ out soon!
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OCT 22 – Kent, OH @ The Rathskellar
OCT 30 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Common Grounds, 3:30pm

BANQUETS (Jersey City, NJ)
This Is Our Concern, Dude 7″ out now from Black Numbers
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OCT 29 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Bar 1982, 8pm
NOV 05 – Goshen, NY @ Cravings
NOV 06 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Little Richard’s

BARS OF GOLD (Detroit, MI)
• Debut full-length Of Gold out now on Friction Records
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OCT 28 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse
OCT 29 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Bar 1982, 9:40pm

BILLY WALLACE (Roanoke, VA)
• Stream songs from The Road Spit Me Out
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OCT 31 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Boca Fiesta, 7:30pm

CAMPAIGN (Atlanta, GA)
• Download It Likes To Party EP
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OCT 15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl w/ Swingin Utters
OCT 28 – Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn w/ Smoke or Fire
OCT 30 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Rum Runners, 11:20pm

CARPENTER (Vancouver, BC)
• New CD Sea To Sky out now on Goldstock Records
• 12″ vinyl coming soon from Paper + Plastick
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OCT 19 – London, ON @ Call The Office w/ Cheap Girls
OCT 20 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah w/ Cheap Girls
OCT 21 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s w/ Cheap Girls
OCT 22 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Cheap Girls, Two Cow Garage
OCT 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa Nightclub w/ Bomb the Music Industry, Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson, Everyone Everywhere
OCT 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Artspace w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 26 – Richmond, VA @ The Tighthouse w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 27 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 29 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Jeff’s Deli, 8pm
NOV 01 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Warehouse
NOV 02 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
NOV 04 – Midland, TX @ Pine Box Collective
NOV 05 – El Paso, TX @ The Percolator
NOV 06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
NOV 07 – San Diego, CA @ The Ruby Room
NOV 10 – Sacramento, CA @ The Press Club
NOV 11 – Chico, CA @ Cafe Flo
NOV 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Fusion Cafe

CHARLES THE OSPREY (Grand Rapids, MI)
• New LP Consider out now on Friction Records
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OCT 31 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Bar 1982, 8:10pm

FRANZ NICOLAY (New York, NY)
• New full-length Luck And Courage out now on Team Science
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OCT 19 – New York, NY @ Pianos w/ Das Racist, Fenech-Soler
OCT 21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coco 66, CMJ: InDigest Showcase
OCT 25 – Atlanta, GA @ The 529 w/ O Pioneers, Junior Battles
OCT 26 – Charlotte, NC @ The Milestone
OCT 27 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery
OCT 28 – Gainesville, FL @ Wayward Council
OCT 31 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Boca Fiesta, 5:50pm
NOV 03 – Normal, IL @ Firehouse w/ Two Cow Garage
NOV 04 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency w/ Two Cow Garage
NOV 05 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club w/ Two Cow Garage
NOV 10 – Buffalo, NY @ House Show
NOV 26 – Minneapolis, MN @ Cedar Cultural Center w/ Stornoway
NOV 27 – Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall w/ Stornoway
NOV 28 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s w/ Stornoway
NOV 29 – Gambier, OH @ Horn Gallery at Kenyon College w/ Stornoway
NOV 30 – Toronto, OH @ El Mocambo w/ Stornoway
DEC 02 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom w/ Stornoway
DEC 03 – Boston, MA @ TT the Bear’s w/ Stornoway
DEC 04 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas w/ Stornoway
DEC 05 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage w/ Stornoway
DEC 18 – New York, NY @ Postcrypt Coffeehouse at Columbia University

GO RYDELL (Orlando, FL)
• New LP / CD The Golden Age out now on Black Numbers
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OCT 28 – Orlando, FL @ Hoops Tavern
OCT 31 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Rum Runners, 4:20pm
NOV 01 – Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth

GROWN UPS (Chicago, IL)
More Songs North American LP / CD re-release – Nov 09 from Topshelf Records
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OCT 28 – Birmingham, AL @ Magic City Wholesale w/ Dolarhyde
OCT 30 – Gainesville, FL @ FEST 9 / Run Runners, 2pm
NOV 01 – Augusta, GA @ 226 Richmond Ave w/ Boyfriends
NOV 03 – Charlotte, NC @ 433 Faison St w/ Boyfriends
NOV 04 – Richmond, VA @ TBA
NOV 05 – Bloomington, IN @ TBA
NOV 06 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Dojo

IMADETHISMISTAKE (Providence, RI)
Bow & Quiver out now on Bermuda Mohawk Productions
• Discography available for Free Download
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OCT 29 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Spin Cycle, 7:20pm

JUNIOR BATTLES (Toronto, ON)
Self-Titled 7″ out now on Square Up Records
• New Video for “Basements
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OCT 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Party Expo w/ O Pioneers, Fake Problems, My Heart to Joy
OCT 21 – Trenton, NJ @ Mill Hill Saloon w/ O Pioneers, Daytrader, The Great Explainer
OCT 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ O Pioneers, Tigers Jaw
OCT 23 – Richmond, VA @ Exit 76 w/ O Pioneers, the Riot Before, Red City Radio
OCT 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records w/ O Pioneers
OCT 25 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ O Pioneers, Franz Nicolay
OCT 26 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Shark Tank w/ O Pioneers, The Anchor, Captain We’re Sinking
OCT 27 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982 w/ O Pioneers
OCT 28 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery w/ O Pioneers
OCT 31 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Bar 1982, 7:20pm
NOV 01 – Orlando, FL @ Universal Studios w/ our girlfriends
NOV 03 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligans
NOV 04 – Guelph, ON @ Jimmy Jazz w/ The Decay

ONE WIN CHOICE (Toms River, NJ)
• New full-length Conveyor coming soon from Jump Start Records
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OCT 23 – Philadelphia, PA @ Broad St Ministry
OCT 30 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / The Venue (side stage), 8pm
NOV 03 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire

PIANOS BECOME THE TEETH (Baltimore, MD)
• New LP / CD Old Pride out now on Topshelf Records
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OCT 24 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Former Thieves, Into It.Over It.
OCT 25 – Asheville, NC @ The Edge Frat w/ Former Thieves, Into It.Over It.
OCT 26 – Greenville, SC @ Suite 8 w/ Former Thieves, Into It.Over It.
OCT 27 – Summerville, SC @ The Legion w/ Former Thieves, Into It.Over It., Defeater, Make Do and Mend, All Teeth, Living With Lions
OCT 28 – Melbourne, FL @ The Cassettes House w/ Former Thieves, Into It.Over It.
OCT 31 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 9 / Bar 1982, 4:50pm

PJ BOND (New Brunswick, NJ)
You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical LP / CD out now from Black Numbers
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OCT 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Manhattan Room w/ Rocky Votolato
OCT 30 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST 9 / Big Lou’s Pizza, 6:30pm

STATIC RADIO NJ (New Brunswick, NJ)
• New 7″ split w/ The Arteries coming soon from Square Up Records
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OCT 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Dad’s Haus w/ The Arteries
OCT 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Golden West Cafe w/ The Arteries
OCT 24 – Richmond, VA @ The Tighthouse w/ The Arteries
OCT 25 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJ Bohemia’s w/ The Arteries
OCT 26 – Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Firehouse w/ The Arteries
OCT 27 – Orlando, FL @ Hoops Tavern w/ The Arteries
OCT 28 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery w/ The Arteries
OCT 29 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Common Grounds, 9:10pm
NOV 17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ The Great Explainer

THE GREAT EXPLAINER (Trenton, NJ)
• New 10″ The Way Things Swell out now from Chunksaah Records
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OCT 20 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ The Riot Before, Red City Radio
OCT 21 – Trenton, NJ @ Mill Hill Saloon w/ Pacer, O Pioneers, Junior Battles, Daytrader
OCT 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Dad’s Haus w/ Pacer, Static Radio, The Arteries
OCT 23 – West Chester, PA @ House Show w/ Pacer, Spraynard, Iron Chic, Sister Kisser
OCT 24 – Wilmington, DE @ Bar Code w/ Pacer, Tit Patrol
OCT 25 – Herndon, VA @ So Addictive Lounge w/ Pacer
OCT 26 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall w/ Pacer
OCT 30 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST / Rum Runners, 1:20pm
NOV 17 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Static Radio NJ
NOV 20 – Trenton, NJ @ Mill Hill Basement

Download Pastepunk’s 12th Annual MP3 Compilation

By , 14 October, 2010, No Comment

PASTEPUNK.COM – Celebrates The Tween Years!
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* Venerable webzine commemorates perseverance / survival with Pastepunk 12th Anniversary MP3 Compilation
* Free Download of 17 upcoming, unreleased, rare and demo songs from the Beartrap PR roster

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The spirit of independent creation has never seemed so strong. I’m amazed at what artists and labels continue to do as technology and consumer habits change in a tumultuous manner. DIY is everywhere – from digital to vinyl to original merch ideas and so forth, all of it is inspiring and sometimes overwhelming. We didn’t want to just be documenters of all of this, so we’re back with another free compilation featuring bands that like myself, hope to get in a few good shots at breaking through the noise.- Jordan Baker, founder of Pastepunk.com

First, can we all agree that maintaining anything punk rock-related for a dozen years is kinda impressive? Considering today’s fluctuating musical climate, simply reaching the five year milestone earns you “ancient relic” status within in the scene, while hitting double digits should at the very least prompt self-congratulation and celebratory fist bumping with anyone who may have helped out along the way.

Of course, reaching that point is only a fraction of the game. Staying relevant (and entertaining) in a constantly evolving, high-tech environment is the true challenge … although great bands never seem to be short on providing the inspiration for exactly that.

On that note, well-respected, long-running webzine Pastepunk.com is celebrating its 12th anniversary by teaming up with Beartrap PR to offer a free MP3 compilation containing 17 songs of previously unreleased and rare material, demo recordings for upcoming releases and several exclusive tracks recorded specifically for the comp.

The Pastepunk 12th Anniversary MP3 Compilation features songs from some of the best young, up-and-coming bands in punk, hardcore and indie rock today, including One Win Choice, Lipona, Annabel, Ludlow Lions, Banquets, Campaign, Solar Bear, Everyone Everywhere, Junior Battles, PJ Bond, Ghost Robot Ninja Bear, Museum Mouth, Animal Names, The Reveling, The Saddest Landscape, Only Thieves and Thinking Machines.

Embracing the digital revolution, this collection of tracks commands your attention and begs to be shared with friends. Seriously – share this link. These 17 songs are free but will only be available for the next month, so grab it now. For more information, go here, or directly download a zip file (including cover art and detailed information about every song) here. And a special shout out to York and Russ from Campaign, who designed the compilation’s artwork.

Pastepunk’s mission all along has been not only to entertain on a daily basis, but do so with thought-provoking commentary, discerning tastes and a bit of humor. In the words of the site’s creator:

After 12 years of running Pastepunk, the only thing I can conclude is that I should have started a consumer technology blog instead.

Preach on, brotha. Preach on …

TRACK LISTING
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01. One Win Choice – “Frame Your Favorite Pictures” (from upcoming full-length, Conveyor)
02. Lipona – “The River” (from upcoming full-length, Networks)
03. Annabel – “Decisions, Decisions” (from upcoming split 10″ on CYLS)
04. Ludlow Lions – “Utah Utah, I” (unreleased)
05. Banquets – “Teddy, My Pal, and His Panama Canal” (from German release of Nothing is Fucked Here)
06. Campaign – “Your Old Mess” (from upcoming EP, Blood Sweat and Beers)
07. Solar Bear – “The Lurking Class” – (Pastepunk exclusive)
08. Everyone Everywhere- “Turn and Go and Turn” (exclusive track for Japanese release of Self-Titled LP)
09. Junior Battles – “Ghostin’ (Con El Lobo Adolescente)” (demo for upcoming 2011 full-length)
10. PJ Bond – “Darling, I’ve Been Drinking Nights” (demo for upcoming 2011 full-length)
11. Ghost Robot Ninja Bear – “The Curtain Call” (from upcoming Self-Titled full-length)
12. Museum Mouth – “Egghead” (Pastepunk exclusive)
13. Animal Names – “Not The Best Hat” (unreleased b-side from Ballet Bones)
14. The Reveling – “Unglued” (demo for upcoming 2011 full-length)
15. The Saddest Landscape – “Raisans” (unreleased Dinosaur Jr. cover)
16. Only Thieves – “Song for Jimmy Boom Boom” (b-side from Heartless Romantics)
17. Thinking Machines – “Sora” (b-side from Work Tapes)

PJ Bond – On Tour (UK / Europe)

By , 15 March, 2010, No Comment

PJ BOND – Touring UK / Europe (March 16 – 29)
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* In support of You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical
* PJ tackles the Pink Couch

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New Jersey native PJ Bond – who for the past year has spent the majority of his days living out of his car, playing shows, crashing on couches and generally making a lot of new roommates – will embark on a month-long tour of the U.K. and mainland Europe beginning on Tuesday, March 16th.

Bond continues to tour in support of his latest full-length, You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical, which was released in late 2009 by Black Numbers in LP and CD format.

The ex-Outsmarting Simon front man has played in bands such as The Color Fred, Marigold and Communipaw, but in comparison to previous endeavors, Alphabetical is a decidedly more organic, homespun affair. It’s a heartfelt slice of creaky, back porch Americana tossed against a perfectly catchy pop backdrop. Still, Bond throws a little bit of everything into the mix, from rustic, up tempo alt-country rockers to haunting, melancholy acoustic offerings and sweetly infectious indie numbers.

Listen to “You, Too” (free mp3)

- A brilliant collection of songs ranging from Matt Pond PA to early Wilco folk-rockers. The whole album ebbs and flows from one emotional chord to another with ease. Verbicide
- Bond’s eloquence and clarity approaches Paul Westerberg / Elliott Smith standards in terms of making the mundane sound essential, and vice versa.No Depression
- Bond combines compelling storytelling sensibilities with sobering reflections, underpinned by lush melodies and more than a hint of melancholy.Rock Sound

On a related note, Bond recently partook in the famed Pink Couch Sessions for the inimitable IfYouMakeIt.com. You can watch him perform the song “Baby Bones” here.

As always, if you’d like to attend a show or speak with PJ, drop me a line here.

Tour
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MAR 16 – London, England @ The Library
MAR 17 – Nottingham, England @ Chameleon Arts Cafe
MAR 18 – Manchester, England @ The Sweatbox
MAR 19 – Girvan, Scotland @ Z1 Youth Club
MAR 20 – Glasgow, Scotland @ The Black Sparrow
MAR 21 – Inverness, Scotland @ Madd Hatter’s
MAR 22 – Aberdeen, Scotland @ TBA
MAR 23 – Dunfermline, Scotland @ PJ Molloy’s
MAR 24 – Leeds, England @ Whiskey Wednesday / Santiago Bar
MAR 25 – Birmingham, England @ Stokholm House
MAR 27 – Wednesbury, England @ Addistock
MAR 28 – Swansea, England @ Mozart’s
MAR 29 – Cardiff, England @ TBA
MAR 31 – Bristol, England @ The Croft
APR 01 – Brighton, England @ Sanctuary Cella
APR 08 – Antwerpen, Belgium @ De Peylkoker
APR 09 – Holland @ TBA
APR 10 – Hillentrup, Germany @ Papiermuhle
APR 16 – Wiener Neustadt, Austria @ Triebwerk
APR 17 – Pollau, Austria @ Club 81
APR 19 – Graz, Austria @ Forum Stadtpark
APR 20 – Budapest, Hungary @ TBA
APR 21 – Vienna, Austria @ Loft
APR 22 – Vienna, Austria @ House Show
APR 23 – Regensburg, Germany @ Alte Malzerei

PJ Bond on If You Make It’s Pink Couch

By , 15 March, 2010, No Comment

PJ Bond & Billy Wallace On Tour

By , 4 February, 2010, No Comment

PJ Bond and Billy Wallace have joined forces to head out on the road starting today. Of course Billy Wallace is formerly of The Wading Girl and self-released The Road Spit Me Out on his own label, Uneasy Records last year. PJ Bond is formerly of Outsmarting Simon most notably as well as Marigold and Communipaw. He released You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical late last year as well on Black Numbers.

Feb. 4th – St. Louis, MO @ The Fubar w/ PJ Bond
Feb. 5th – Peoria, IL @ The Brass Rail w/ PJ Bond
Feb. 6th – Chicago, IL @ The Horseshoe w/ PJ Bond
Feb. 7th – Grand Rapids, MI @ Kelly’s Place w/ PJ Bond
Feb. 8th – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ Dave Hause (The Loved Ones) and PJ Bond
Feb. 9th – Springfield, OH @ McMurray’s w/ PJ Bond, Seton Brown
Feb. 10th – Cincinnati, OH @ Baba Budan’s w/ PJ Bond, Moriah Haven Lawson
Feb. 11th – Cleveland, OH @ The Soggy Dog House w/ PJ Bond
Feb. 12th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artworks w/ PJ Bond
Feb. 13th – New Brunswick, NJ @ The Court Tavern w/ PJ Bond
Feb. 14th – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ PJ Bond
Feb. 15th, 16th – Taking a break; hanging with friends in Brooklyn.
Feb. 17th – Roanoke, VA @ The Bazaar w/ Extinctions, Just Marshall
Feb. 18th – Richmond, VA @ Six Burner w/ Nick Coward and the Last Battle