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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

* Translation to be released 5/15/12
* Pre-Order available now
* “Viewfinder” streaming exclusively at Alternative Press
* Artwork/Tracklisting revealed


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.


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

Tin Horn Prayer – On Tour

By , 22 February, 2011, No Comment

TIN HORN PRAYER – West Coast / Southwest Tour Begins On Thursday (02/24 – 03/05)

* In support of debut LP Get Busy Dying on Bermuda Mohawk Productions
* Free mp3s, streams, samplers and more!
* New songs recorded with Chris Fogal of The Gamits


Beginning this Thursday (Feb 24) Tin Horn Prayer will embark on ten-day tour of the West Coast and Southwest in support of its new full-length, Get Busy Dying.

Featuring ex-members of The Blackout Pact, Only Thunder, Ghost Buffalo, Love Me Destroyer and Pinhead Circus, the Denver, CO band’s debut effort is now available on both vinyl and digital formats from Bermuda Mohawk Productions. The recently released LP version of the record – which features sweet black-on-black UV jackets – can be purchased from the label here or you can grab a copy from the band on tour.

The concept of combining the gruffness and intensity of punk with Americana and frontier-based folk has been toyed with for many years within the indie rock scene, but very few have blended the two sounds as well as Tin Horn Prayer. Soulful and chalk-full of whiskey-soaked narratives, Get Busy Dying carves out ten unique cuts that nod toward Lucero, Tom Waits and Murder By Death, but also stay true to the band members’ post-punk roots. If you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like if the Lawrence Arms and Uncle Tupelo got into a bar fight, look no further than this amazing record. Get Busy Dying is as much a dark, deeply personal affair as it is a rowdy, undeniably fun time.

Get Busy Dying is currently streaming in its entirety at and Bandcamp. You can also download a free mp3 for the song “1939” here. While you’re at it, check out this great interview (also featuring an album stream) with band member Andy Thomas at AMP Magazine.

Additionally, Bermuda Mohawk recently celebrated its 50th release with a free digital comp featuring 27 songs from Cheap Girls, One Win Choice, imadethismistake, Carpenter and Mixtapes amongst others. Tin Horn Prayer kicks off the sampler with the track “Better Living.” Download all the goodness here.

Finally, it’s worth noting that Tin Horn Prayer just finished recording four new songs at Black In Bluhm Music with Chris Fogal of The Gamits. Fogal also recorded and produced Get Busy Dying. More details regarding the fate of those tracks soon!

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


FEB 24 – Albuquerque, NM @ Low Spirits Live w/ Jenny Invert
FEB 25 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Rogue Bar w/ Snail Quail and Lost in the Sun
FEB 26 – San Diego, CA @ The Ruby Room w/ Howlin’ Woods
FEB 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse Saloon w/ HOTS, Mad Mike and the Pisteleros
MAR 01 – Redding, CA @ Bombay’s
MAR 02 – Portland, OR @ Laurel Thirst w/ Michael Dean Damron
MAR 03 – Seattle, WA @ The Funhouse w/ Klondike Kate and The Howlin’ Hound Dogs
MAR 04 – Hood River, WA @ Trillium Cafe
MAR 05 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Shred Shed w/ I Am The Ocean

It’s raucous, ramshackle and raw, but Tin Horn Prayer has the songwriting sophistication, expert showmanship and musical chops to pull it off. Denver Post
Its charm lies in the raw, unpolished sound and if Tin Horn Prayer were to clean it up any, it just wouldn’t be the same.Nine Bullets
Tin Horn Prayer’s talents abound to make this one of the more diverse and varied sounding albums of the genre. Music Vice