Vans Warped Tour - Presented by Journeys

I.M.P. presents

Vans Warped Tour - Presented by Journeys

Asking Alexandria, August Burns Red, Black Veil Brides, Blessthefall, Never Shout Never, The Wonder Years, Attila, Family Force 5, Man Overboard, Memphis May Fire, Miss May I, Pierce the Veil, We Came As Romans, '68, Beartooth, Being As An Ocean, Crossfaith, Escape The Fate, Fit For A King, Hundredth, I Killed the Prom Queen, Mallory Knox, Our Last NIght, Senses Fail, Silverstein, The Amity Affliction, While She Sleeps, Icon For Hire, Mod Sun, Moose Blood, Neck Deep, New Years Day, PUP, PVRIS, Riff Raff, Set it Off, This Wild Life, Transit, As It Is, Beautiful Bodies, Citizen, Handguns, Hands Like Houses, NIGHT RIOTS, Juliet Simms, Lee Corey Oswald, Metro Station, Bebe Rexha, Black Boots, ChrisB, Drama Club, HO99O9, Koo Koo Kanga Roo, Kosha Dillz, Le Castle Vania, M4Sonic, MC Lars, New Beat Fund, SPLITBREED, boymeetsworld, Rivers Monroe, Seaway, Sirens And Sailors, The Dirty Nil, The Karma Killers, Youth In Revolt, Alvarez Kings, Baby Baby, Born Cages, Candy Hearts, Carousel Kings, Corrin Campbell & The Election, Have Mercy, Jule Vera, Kaya, Knuckle Puck, Major League, Palisades Slaves, The Kenneths, Trophy Eyes, Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, American Opera, Brian Marquis, Buttons, Grey Gordon, Koji, Meghann Wright, Onward, ETC, SayWeCanFly

Sat, July 18, 2015

Doors: 11:00 am / Show: 11:00 am

Merriweather Post Pavilion

Columbia, Maryland

$38.50 - $45

This event is all ages

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Vans Warped Tour - Presented by Journeys
Vans Warped Tour - Presented by Journeys
Vans Warped Tour is a "punk rock summer camp" on wheels where music, athletes and lifestyles co-mingle and thrive in an atmosphere dedicated to music fans of punk, alternative, hip-hop, ska, pop punk, electronica, alternative rock, emo, hardcore and more. Now entering its 19th year, the VWT has become America's longest running festival concert tour and reaches more than 600,000 kids every summer. Warped is also responsible for introducing music fans to such artists as No Doubt, Katy Perry, Blink 182, Papa Roach, Sublime, My Chemical Romance, Eminem and Fall Out Boy, among hundreds of others, as well as creating the blueprint for concert tour sponsorship integration that is now used throughout other tours today.


FREE PARENT TICKET IS BACK!
Over our 22 years on the road, the Vans Warped Tour has always tried to adapt and change with our fan base. We are now in the very unique position to be able to have fans as young as 13 and as old as 40-45 (shout out to the '95 vets!)

We have tried to strike the balance, but this year we admit, we tipped too far. So now we are re-working the Parent Program instead of eliminating it entirely.

1 ticket = 1 parent

(1) parent (age 28 and older) will be permitted to accompany a child (under the age of 16) with a PAID TICKET to the event for FREE. This is a

complimentary, non-transferrable

wristband; the tour reserves the right to deny entry.

To get the PARENT WRISTBAND the morning of the show, the PARENT must bring their photo ID, the child they are accompanying, and the PAID ticket to the yellow guest list tent by the main gates
.


NO EXCEPTIONS - if you do not have all 3 items listed above, we will not provide you with a wristband.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:
- No switching parents out halfway through the day
- No older siblings permitted to act as the accompanying adult
- If you have a non-parental appointed legal guardian, please bring any available documentation the day of the show and we will work with you!

ALREADY BOUGHT A TICKET? - If you are a parent that already bought a ticket and are unable to find another use for it (ie. your child's friend); please bring the paid ticket with you to the yellow guest list tent the morning of the show.
If you have specific questions or concerns, please email info@vanswarpedtour.com
Asking Alexandria
Asking Alexandria
Asking Alexandria are an English metalcore band from York, North Yorkshire, formed in 2008. Founded when rhythm guitarist Ben Bruce contacted old friends after moving back to England from Dubai, the current line-up consists of Bruce, vocalist Danny Worsnop, lead guitarist Cameron Liddell, bass guitarist Sam Bettley and drummer James Cassells.
August Burns Red
August Burns Red
There are a galaxy's worth of metal bands active today. But stare at all of those stars long enough and some lines start to
form; everything starts to take shape. The Constellations begin to bloom.
Just two years ago, Lancaster, PA's AUGUST BURNS RED were, to the naked eye, just another young band jockeying for position in the modern metal scene. Then came Messengers, the band's 2007 full-length release for Solid State Records, and a new frontrunner emerged. Without hype, devoid of any smoke and mirrors, the album debuted at #81 on the Billboard charts, going on to ever-so-quietly sell more than 80,000 copies. Fueled only by the honesty and dynamism of the music, fans multiplied exponentially, driving ABR's MySpace plays well past the 17 million mark and flocking to the band's 2008 headlining tour – which included sold-out venues across the country.
Meanwhile, AUGUST BURNS RED kept their heads down, conquering fans at Warped Tour, on the Take Action tour and at destinations from Dubai to Dallas, and increased their profile through placement of their beloved take on "Carol of the Bells" on the movie trailer for "The Spirit." The band also packed up their Phillies T-shirts and ever-present flip-flops and headed overseas for a tour of 12 countries throughout the UK and Europe. The star was shining bright. "It's extremely encouraging to see your band growing," says guitarist and primary songwriter JB Brubaker with characteristic modesty. "It helps keep you motivated and forces you to set the bar higher so that you can continue to grow and put out the best music you're capable of writing."
To that end – the band returned to the studio this past February to record its hotly anticipated follow-up with lauded producer Jason Suecof (SEVENDUST, ALL THAT REMAINS, TRIVIUM). Fans flocked to the band's in-studio Stickam site by the tens of thousands to observe the band recording the album in real time. The result was Constellations, the third full-length offering from AUGUST BURNS RED, set for release on July 14. A crushing metal tour de force, the album pushes ABR's trademark aural blitz into directions previously unexplored by the band. "We spread our creative wings a bit on Constellations," says JB. "But I can say for sure that this record will definitely be as unrelenting as our previous ones." Accenting the blistering guitar work and syncopated breakdowns that AUGUST BURNS RED fans have grown to love are dynamics previously unexplored by the band. Constellations features more diverse tempos and cohesive song compositions than on previous ABR records, as well as the band's maiden voyage to the land of guitar solos.
"We've managed to push ourselves as musicians, as lyricists and performers," says drummer Matt Greiner. "As a whole, I feel like we're expanding, reinterpreting and refining our sound." That kind of sonic wanderlust has pushed AUGUST BURNS RED since the members first united in 2003 while still in high school. Armed with fearless innovation, uncanny technical ability and an innate near-classical songwriting style, the band started turning heads immediately upon the release of its 2005 Solid State debut, Thrill Seeker. The band's 2007 sleeper hit, Messengers, minted ABR as one of the pacesetters of the next generation of metal bands. The band has already proven to be the type that gets kids to put down Guitar Hero and pick up an actual guitar – look no further than the number of bands on MySpace that list ABR as an influence. With Constellations, that swelling army of fans will make sure that there's a racket from day one. "I am probably as excited for Constellations to come out as our most diehard fans," Brubaker exclaims. "I'd like to think there is something for everyone on the new album."
Already one of the year's most anticipated metal albums, Constellations will make good on the promise of the past two years, and will serve as proof-positive that AUGUST BURNS RED's success is no mere solar flare-up. This supernova's here to stay.
Black Veil Brides
Black Veil Brides
"LA’s up-and-coming dark rock sensation, Black Veil Brides, has set a July 20th release date for their highly anticipated debut full-length album, 'We Stitch These Wounds', to be released on Standby Records. Black Veil Brides will hit the road in support of 'We Stitch These Wounds', headlining the Hot Topic Presents: The Sacred Ceremony Tour, along with Vampires Everywhere!, Modern Day Escape, and Get Scared. The six-week trek is set to kick off in San Diego on July 2nd.
Riding the success of “Knives and Pens”, and a brief headlining tour, the band promptly headed into the studio with their manager-turned-producer, Blasko, to begin recording 'We Stitch These Wounds', before hitting the road again as part of the Royal Family Tour, alongside From First to Last, Eyes Set to Kill, and Confide.
The band’s continued success earned them shelf-space in Hot Topic stores nation-wide, where their merchandise has ranked as high as number two in sales. With a thriving and dedicated following of fans (The Bridesmaids), and a highly trafficked MySpace profile (averaging over 10,000 plays a day, peaking in the 9th spot on MySpace’s Top Music Charts in the ‘Metal’ category), Black Veil Brides stand out as LA’s lone breath of fresh air."
Blessthefall
Blessthefall
Blessthefall continue to prove themselves as one of the most respected frontrunners in the metalcore community and have spent years building a strong foundation and legion of devoted fans throughout their impressive career of over a decade -- but they’re not done yet. Since forming in 2003, blessthefall have issued His Last Walk (2007), Witness (2009), Awakening (2011), and Hollow Bodies (2013) which hit #15 on the Billboard Top 200. Performing at their highest level on To Those Left Behind, the band sets the album up to highlight not only the metalcore genre in itself, but quality musicianship as a whole.
While classic hard-hitting tracks like “Up In Flames” and “Against The Waves” provide seamless confections of heavy guitar riffs, flawless screams, and everything fans love about blessthefall, the band take it up a notch when tracks like “Dead Air” and “Condition // Comatose” showcase impeccable songwriting abilities and Bokan’s powerful, bone-chilling vocals.
Known for their explosive live show, blessthefall recently wrapped up their cross-country trek on the Main Stage of the Vans Warped Tour. Wasting no time, the band will hit the road again in October to spend the latter part of their year touring in support of To Those Left Behind with Stick To Your Guns, Emarosa, Oceans Ate Alaska, and Cane Hill - adding to an already impressive touring history that includes runs with As I Lay Dying, Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet For My Valentine, August Burns Red, Every Time I Die, and Asking Alexandria.
Never Shout Never
Never Shout Never
Never Shout Never is the alias of American acoustic pop musician, Christofer Ingle. Ingle began making music as NeverShoutNever! in September 2007. His first exposure came through the internet, where he achieved success on MySpace before issuing the Yippee! EP on July 29, 2008.[10] On July 30, 2008, he was featured on TRL, where he performed his single 'Bigcitydreams'. He toured with Hellogoodbye and Ace Enders in the fall of 2008.

As of November 17, 2008, the official spelling of Ingle's alias became NeverShoutNever! It had previously been listed as Never Shout Never on iTunes and his management company's site. An official statement regarding the reason behind the spelling change has not been made available. In an interview, Ingle revealed that there is no longer an exclamation point after his name and that he will spell NeverShoutNever as one word when he is feeling happy, but three words when he isn't. Warner Bros. Records is spelling his name as "Never Shout Never" for the upcoming release.

Never Shout Never started touring with The Scene Aesthetic, The Honorary Title, and The Bigger Lights in late February 2009 and then toured with bands such as Forever the Sickest Kids, The Cab, and Mercy Mercedes, among others in spring 2009 as part of The Bamboozle Roadshow 2009. He played at both The Bamboozle Left 2009 and The Bamboozle 2009.

The next EP from Never Shout Never was released on June 23, 2009. The first single off the EP was released on iTunes on March 3, 2009.

It was announced on May 29, 2009, that Ingle had signed to Warner Bros. Records, ending a major-label bidding war. As part of the deal, Ingle will run and make releases on his own imprint label, Loveway Records.

The debut full-length album from Never Shout Never is being produced by Butch Walker.

Ingle follows a strict vegan diet. His music career caused him to drop out of his high school, Joplin Senior High, before graduation.
The Wonder Years
The Wonder Years
"Taking its name from the TV show The Wonder Years, the Philadelphia punk pop band was formed by guitarists Matt Brasch and Casey Cavaliere, vocalist Dan “Soupy” Campbell, bassist Josh Martin, drummer Mike Kennedy, and keyboardist Mikey Kelly. The sextet got its start in 2005 when previous combo the Premier split up. Regrouping under the new name, the band began playing shows and released two split singles that year (with Bangarang! and Emergency and I). In late 2007 the Wonder Years self-released an album, the emphatically titled Get Stoked on It!, and quickly caught the eye of California label No Sleep, which signed the band. Their first record for the label was the EP Won’t Be Pathetic Forever, which came out in June of 2008. Following a split single with All or Nothing, Kelly left the band. After a year spent recording its second album, the group released The Upsides in January of 2010. The record made a dent in the lower regions of the Billboard charts and also gained the Wonder Years a deal with the larger indie Hopeless, which reissued the album in September with four bonus tracks. In the time between releases, drummer Kennedy quit the band and was replaced by Nick Steinborn. Kennedy soon returned to the fold and Steinborn bounced over to play keys and guitar." - Tim Sendra, AllMusicGuide
Attila
Attila
You know you want this.

It’s been far too long since a heavy metal band could get the party started the way Attila can. Drinks will be pounded down, blunts will be blown, panties will be thrown, and everyone will have the time of their lives once the Atlanta quintet’s sixth full-length album, Guilty Pleasure [Artery Recordings/Razor & Tie], pipes through the speakers. Hell, you don’t even have to admit you love it—hence the title—but we know you will (or at least your girlfriend will)…

2013 became a landmark year for the group—Chris “Fronz” Fronzak [lead vocals], Chris Linck [guitar], Nate Salameh [guitar], Kalan Blehm [bass guitar, backing vocals], and Sean Heenan [drums]. Their fifth offering, About That Life, snatched #22 on the Billboard Top 200, #5 on the Independent Chart, #4 on the Hard Music Chart, and #5 on the Rock Chart, moving over 14,200 copies first week. In the midst of sold out headline shows around the States, the band began working on what would become Guilty Pleasure at the end of the year. This time around, Fronz possessed a clear vision that included embracing seven-string guitars, adopting lower tunings, and nodding to turn-of-the-century classics from Slipknot, Korn, and Limp Bizkit.

“We’re never going to write the same album twice,” he declares. “We’re always going to maintain our sound and style, but we bring something new to the table for our fans to keep it fresh and interesting. Lyrically, I expanded. It’s not all about partying and being crazy. I touched on some real shit. I dropped some knowledge. I wanted to be more real because I owe it to our audience. The songs are more meaningful.”

Once again, the boys retreated to the studio with Joey Sturgis [Asking Alexandria, Of Mice & Men] in Michigan. Together, they amped up everything across the board.

“It’s a heavier and more fun Attila,” smiles Fronz. “It’s rap metal at its finest. There are elements from our older albums as well as new flavors.”

That’s apparent on the first single “Proving Grounds”. The guys ignite an atomic hook bolstered by succinct riffing and a percussive slam. “’Proving Grounds’ are areas that the government would test nuclear and atomic bombs,” he goes on. “Anyone can relate to this because we all have doubters. You have to take that doubt and leverage it do better. Proving people wrong is the ultimate satisfaction.”

On “Rebel”, Fronz spits incendiary bars over a barrage of chugging jackhammer guitars. Everything culminates on an anthemic refrain that’s equally ballsy and blistering.

“It’s about being yourself, doing what you love, and not giving a fuck about what authorities, parents, or people tell you that you’re supposed to do,” he proclaims. “That’s an important message. You can’t always live by the rules. If you really want to do something, you just have to do it. I want to encourage kids to use their ambition and do what they love.”

Then, there’s “Horsepig”. Boasting brash delivery and another sizable groove, it’s a special one for Fronz as it proved to be a family affair. “My three-year-old son actually named that song,” he admits. “One day, I showed him a flashcard of a warthog. He knew what it was, but he wanted to change the name to ‘Horsepig’ since a warthog looks like a horse and a pig. Later that day, we wrote the song, and I had to use the word he invented for its title.”

Along the way, Attila have turned “party metal” into a bona fide art form. Formed in 2005, they’ve continually clawed their way towards heavy music domination. In addition to being a headliner on Warped Tour 2014 and touring alongside everybody from Suicide Silence to Asking Alexandria and Memphis May Fire, these mayhem mavens have sold over 100,000 records to date. They’re preaching a new kind of gospel too…

“Our generation is killing rock ‘n’ roll by writing all of this pussy-ass music,” he leaves off. “This kind of music is about breaking the rules and pushing the limits. That’s what Attila has done and we will continue to do. We’re breaking rules. We don’t give a fuck if people like us or not. We’re doing what we love and having the time of our loves. The world needs that. We’re happy to be your outlet. Have a fucking blast. We’re your Guilty Pleasure.”
Family Force 5
Family Force 5
Family Force 5 is a Party Rock/Dance/Pop Band from Atlanta, Georgia. They have performed on the Vans Warped Tour a whopping 6 times, including performing at the first ever Warped Tour UK last year. The band has toured with Breathe Carolina, Cobra Starship, Secondhand Serenade, 3OH!3, A Day To Remember, Paramore, Gym Class Heroes, Jacks Mannequin, Relient k, Hellogoodbye, and MercyMe. They have released numerous hit songs including the surging hit single "Cray Button (feat. Lecrae)" which will be on their upcoming re-release of "III". Other hits include "Love Addict", "Earthquake", "Zombie", and the dance party anthem "Wobble". They've also headlined festivals like Creation, Awakening, Purple Door, Sonshine, Uprise, and many, many more! The band has millions of hits all across Youtube.

Soul Glow (Solomon Olds), Crouton (Jacob Olds), Phatty (Joshua Olds), Nadaddy (Nathan Currin), Chap Stique (Derek Mount) continue to evolve and create music that take their fans on a journey. FAMILY FORCE 5's latest studio album, III, marks a dynamic shift and takes the group back to their rock roots, resurrecting the heavy guitars and bombastic beats of their debut. Unadulterated energy ties the band's unstoppable genre hopping as FAMILY FORCE 5.

FAMILY FORCE 5 have earned a loyal following culled from their endless touring and chart-topping albums. The group's previous album, 08's Dance or Die, debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #30 and the Modern Rock chart at #8 with 13,000 copies sold in the first week. An Alternative Press magazine cover story followed and the group co-headlined the completely sold-out "Alternative Press Fall Tour." FAMILY FORCE 5 will be performing on "The Vans Warped Tour" as it will be making its first stop in the UK in 13 years of the tour at London's Alexandra Palace November 10, 2012.
Man Overboard
Man Overboard
Consider pop punk defended. Man Overboard, the four-piece outfit out of New Jersey, have made a statement with their debut full length Real Talk that is much harder, faster, and louder than a catchy, often-quoted band mantra. While the band's previous material has been extremely enjoyable, climbing to the most coveted parts of my iTunes play counts, their latest offering is their first real spoonful of pop punk. Dual vocalists Zac Eiestenstein and Nik Bruzzese are more aggressive on Real Talk, and their vocals are paced by dirtier-sounding guitars, contributing to a more punk-influenced style. As an overwhelming initial wave of support shows, I'm in the same boat of thinking as most Man Overboard fans when I welcome the new style. It's the exact direction I was hoping this band would take, and the direction that they needed to take to back up their mantra. It's safe to say that Man Overboard have not only defended the genre, but have exceeded all expectations in the process.
Memphis May Fire
Memphis May Fire
MEMPHIS MAY FIRE have consistently pushed the envelope to redefine both themselves and the various sub-genres they’ve made their mark within. 2009’s “Sleepwalking” full-length yielded no exception as the band ventured into the territory of Post-Hardcore / Southern Rock with no reservations. Their fresh approach to an otherwise stale scene gathered critical acclaim and found “Ghost In The Mirror” f...eatured on the both the Saw VI Soundtrack and DVD/Blu-Ray releases. Subsequent touring with the likes of Asking Alexandria, From First To Last, and Alesana facilitated the delivery of their music to the masses and established a live precedent that the band continues to build on today.



Following well-received releases on both Trustkill & Bullet Tooth, domestic/international touring success (featuring the band’s first visit to Japan) and a tag as one of Revolver Magazine’s “Top 25 Under 25,” we’re left with only one certainty; members Matt Mullins (vocals), Kellen McGregor (guitar), Ryan Bentley (guitar), Cory Elder (bass), and Jake Garland (drums) are headed somewhere fast.



In fact, it’s safe to say that MEMPHIS MAY FIRE are “Sleepwalking” no longer. Their latest effort, “Between The Lies,” boasts an elevated aggression that tastefully combines elements of melodic metal, southern rock, and electronics amidst a platform of carefully crafted songwriting. Existing solely in the digital realm, this EP is clearly an indication of things to come in terms of its unique dynamics & cross-genre experimentation.



Fast forward to 2011 and MEMPHIS MAY FIRE have now partnered with Rise Records as an outlet for their musical creativity. This move continues to broaden the band’s reach and welcomes a new world of possibilities within the scope of their burgeoning career. MMF’s high-octane live show acts as a testament to their ever-increasing identity and always leaves the audience wanting more. Expect their RISE debut to enter your lives later this spring alongside a massive touring cycle that is sure to reach your doorstep. Critics beware; MEMPHIS MAY FIRE are not only here to stay, they’re paving the way.
Miss May I
Miss May I
Hailing from Dayton, Ohio, Miss May I claims a sound that is mature far beyond their years. With no members over the age of 19, they have been breaking out of the Dayton music scene with a sound that is unbelievably fast paced, heavy, and crushing, yet tastefully melodic and catchy. Currently writing for a full length debut with Rise Records, the band is gearing up for a 2009 release thats looking to propel them to the forefront of their genre.
Pierce the Veil
Pierce the Veil
In the past few years, Equal Vision Records has signed some of the punk underground’s most groundbreaking acts including Circa Survive, Fear Before The March Of Flames and Chiodos. The latest edition to this elite group of artists is San Diego, California’s Pierce The Veil, a progressive post-rock quartet whose debut A Flair For The Dramatic incorporates elements of fractured hardcore, prog-rock and metalcore into a unique amalgam of heavy music that’s bound to turn heads and blow minds.

Pierce The Veil’s debut is a labor of love that the band put every ounce of creativity into. “We basically drove our RV up onto Casey’s front yard and stayed there for two months,” the band’s frontman Vic Fuentes explains with a laugh. “I’m the biggest perfectionist and I’ll do a part over and over a hundred times in the studio before it sounds right to me. I’m just glad that Casey was so patient with me,” he adds. “He brought our record somewhere that I never imagined it could go.”

It’s true. From the jaw-droppingly schizophrenic and striking opener “Chemical Kids And Mechanical Brides” to upbeat melodic rockers like “Drella” and acoustically tinged quasi-ballads like “Falling Asleep On A Stranger,” A Flair For The Dramatic incorporates nearly every style from the rock cannon without that sounding hackneyed or clichéd. This unique album is difficult to compare or reference to any other. Your best bet is to just let the music on A Flair For The Dramatic speak for itself.

“Lyrically, this was a very surprising record for me because I never thought I would write songs about relationships,” Vic explains when asked about the overall theme of the disc. “It just kind of so happened that I had a couple things happen recently relationship-wise that just came out in the writing—and I’m really glad it did because every word in every line feels like it has a lot deeper meaning,” he continues, citing his father as his musical teacher and biggest influence when writing the band's debut disc.
We Came As Romans
We Came As Romans
Recorded with up-and-coming producer Joey Sturgis (The Devil Wears Prada, Emarosa, Attack Attack) at his Foundation Recording Studio, the 10-song follow-up to their breakout EP, Dreams, finds the band expanding their blend of pop-infused metal.

Although recorded with the same producer, there is still an intentional difference between the two albums. We Came As Romans didn't let the fact that they are only a six-piece hold them back from achieving a more symphonic sound on To Plant A Seed. "I played the trombone from Elementary school until I graduated high school and I always took the sound of a symphonic band or an orchestra with me," explains Moore of their decision to add orchestral elements to the album such as the violins, brass, and piano interlaced throughout the album's dynamic layers.

Not unlike the EP, the lyrics on To Plant A Seed reflect We Came As Romans' goal of spreading a positive message through their music. The band hopes, "when people hear the album, they might not change the way they think or the way they act right now, but hopefully we've planted that ‘seed', that thought of love, and it can grow."

The theme of the album is carried through to the artwork. Painted by acclaimed artist Paul Romano (Mastodon, Chiodos), the album cover depicts a "very innocent looking boy in which the ‘seed' has been planted in his mind and it grows to his heart, out of his palms and becomes branches," describes Moore.

Read more: http://www.myspace.com/wecameasromans#ixzz0thWyJMU7
'68
In Humor and Sadness, the debut album from '68, demonstrates the loud beauty of alarming simplicity. A guy bashing his drums, another dude wielding a guitar like a percussive, blunt weapon while howling into a mic somehow manages to sound bigger and brasher than the computerized bombast of every six-piece metal band. A splash of roots, a soulful yearning for mid century Americana and the fiery passion of post punk ferocity rampages over a record of earnestly forceful tracks like a runaway locomotive.

Josh Scogin wasn't out of elementary school when the Flat Duo Jets laid their first album down on two tracks in a garage. But the scrappy band's spirit of raw power, punchy delivery, tried-and-true rhythms and urgent sense of immediacy is alive and well in '68.

Heralded by Alternative Press as one of 2014's Most Anticipated Albums, In Humor and Sadness is a snapshot of a fiery new beginning for one of modern Metalcore's most celebrated frontmen. Produced by longtime Scogin collaborator Matt Goldman (Underoath, Anberlin, The Devil Wears Prada), the first full offering from '68 is a broad reaching slab of ambitious showmanship delivered with few tools and fewer pretensions. The scratchy disharmonic pop of Nirvana's Bleach is in there, for sure. And while many associate the setup with The Black Keys, '68 is more like Black Keys on crack.

"I wanted it to be as loud and obnoxious as it can be," Scogin explains. "I want it to be in-your-face. I want people who hear us live to just be like, 'There's no way this is just two dudes!' That became sort of the subplot to our entire existence. 'How much noise can two guys make?' It's obviously very minimalistic, but in other ways, it's very big. I have as many amps onstage as a five piece band. Michael only has one cymbal and one tom on his kit, but he plays it like it's some kind of big '80s metal drum setup. It's minimalistic, but it's also overkill. We get as much as we can from as little as we can."

Like many pioneers, North Carolina's the Flat Duo Jet's blazed a trail for more commercially successful people. They played rootsy rockabilly but with a punk edge. Band leader Dexter Romweber's solo work was a fist-pounding celebration of audacity and disruption, which influenced the likes of The White Stripes, among other bands.

"I got excited when I thought about the distress, the chaos that this two-piece arrangement would create – one guy having to provide all of these sounds, with a bunch of pedals, with certain chords wigging out and missing notes here and there," he says with excitement. "That alone makes up for the chaos of having five people up there."

That idea of less is more, of building something big from something small, persists today at the top of the charts with The Black Keys, just as it's lived and breathed in the bass-player-less eclectic trio Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the rule-breaking early '90s destruction of Washington D.C.'s Nation of Ulysses, and in the two man attack of '68.

"Jon Spencer's records always sound like he's kind of winging it and I love that," declares Scogin, letting out an affectionate laugh. "In my last band, that's how we tried to make our last record feel. The excitement and imperfection is something I love to draw from."

Before paring (and pairing) things down with friend and drummer Michael McClellan, Josh Scogin was the voice, founder and agitprop-style provocateur in The Chariot, who laid waste to convention across a brilliantly unhinged and defiantly unpolished catalog of Noisecore triumphs and dissonant art rock rage. Recorded live in the studio, overdub free, The Chariot's first album set the tone for a decade to come, owing more to a band like Unsane than whatever passes for "scene."

Scogin was the original singer for Norma Jean and left an influential imprint on the burgeoning Metalcore of the late 90s that persists today, despite having fronted the band for just one of six albums. Whether it's the genre-defining heft of Norma Jean's first album or the five records and stage destroying shows of The Chariot, there's a single constant at the heart of Josh Scogin's career: a familiarity with the unfamiliar.

A new Metalcore band would be a safe third act for the subculture lifer, but Scogin isn't comfortable unless he's making himself (and his audience) uncomfortable. "I definitely wanted to flip the script a bit," he freely confesses. "I've always wanted to play guitar and sing in a band, ever since I left Norma Jean. I needed the freedom of not having a guitar onstage, but now having done that for several years, I wanted the challenge."

Creative problem solving has long been the name of the game for Scogin, whether he was hand stamping ALL 30,000 CDs for The Chariot's Wars and Rumors of Wars album or figuring out how to pull off his '68 song title concept in the digital age of iTunes. Each song on In Humor and Sadness was to be titled with simply a single letter, which when put together vertically on the back of a vinyl LP or compact disc, would spell out a word. However, it's problematic to name more than one song with the same letter, which would have been necessary to spell out what he intended.

'68 is the forward thinking progress of an artist who finds satisfaction in the expression of dissatisfaction. There's progression in this regression. Tear apart all of the elements that have enveloped a singer's performance, strap a guitar on the guy and set him loose with nothing but a beat behind him? It's a recipe for inventive, fanciful mayhem.

After a raucous debut at South By Southwest, a full US tour supporting Chiodos and many more road gigs on the horizon, Scogin and McClellan are propelled by the excitement that comes along with the knowledge that '68 is truly just getting started.

"We've just broken the tip of the iceberg. We're really just exploring all the different things we can do," Scogin promises. "I'll get more pedals, we're try different auxiliary instruments, whatever – the goal is to challenge ourselves and challenge an audience."
Beartooth
Beartooth
Collaborative creativity can produce brilliant results, but there’s something almost otherworldly about what emerges from the minds of remarkably talented artists, the types who’ve lived many lifetimes in a short period, left to his/her own devices.

As much as Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, The Cure or Foo Fighters (particularly on that first album) are considered “bands,” they brazenly exhibit the precision focused passion of a specific person; often a person bursting at the seams with something to say. BEARTOOTH began and in many ways continues to be such an artist, bubbling forth from the psyche, soul and complex emotions buried in multitalented instrumentalist and songwriter, Caleb Shomo.

Beartooth shares equal inspiration with brutal metalcore as with old-school punk like The Ramones and the bombastic theatricality of Queen. The end result is a back-to-basics hardcore stomp that would get the crowd moving at a Hatebreed or Terror show, interspersed with a steadfast determination to give equal importance to anthemic choruses.

“I made the whole thing by myself,” Shomo says of Beartooth’s debut album, Disgusting. “The entire record, front to back, is literally a reflection of my thoughts and my mental well-being at the time. The album captures every end of the spectrum musically and lyrically. I know this may sound strange, but I didn’t write these songs for anyone. I wrote just to write. All of the songs came about because I love writing Beartooth songs. That’s it. I won’t record a song unless I love it, unless I believe in it. I won’t do it any other way.”

Beartooth began as a way to blow off steam and add another dimension to Shomo’s genre-hopping creative output. He and his hometown friends started jamming; hanging out in his Columbus, OH basement studio and playing music for fun. They released an EP, Sick, and then hit the road, touring North America and Europe with genre titans August Burns Red, Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive and Of Mice & Men, among others. In between support slots the five-piece headlined everything from basements to club shows, building a strong and devoted following. The EP’s accompanying music videos for “Go Be the Voice” and “I Have a Problem” (both live and traditional) quickly accumulated over 1 million views, and set the stage for the band’s next endeavor, Disgusting.

While he’s still a very young guy, Shomo has lived a lifetime in music already. He had already dabbled in a project with Escape The Fate cofounder Max Green and Craig Mabbit (Blessthefall/The World Alive/Escape The Fate) when he was called up to play keyboards for Attack Attack! at the tender age of 15. The band incited polarizing dialogue around the world, as some jaded critics mocked the group’s “crabcore” while a new generation of fans followed the band’s every move. Shomo found himself thrust into the front man role following a series of lineup changes. The band’s self-titled sophomore effort debuted at #1 on Billboard’s independent chart.

Shomo was handling all of the vocals, programming and production duties by the time the third Attack Attack! album, This Means War, broke into the Top 10. The record sold 17,000 copies in its first week, debuting at #8 on the Billboard Top 200.

Battling the same type of depression, anxiety and overindulgence as many of his fans, Shomo bowed out of Attack Attack! to get himself together, and the songs on Disgusting reflect that struggle.

The closing track, “Sick and Disgusting,” is so personal that Shomo has trouble listening to it. It an intense exploration of the mental health issues he’s struggled with, not dissimilar from the raw truth found on Korn’s eponymous debut, or Reznor’s open confessions of drug addiction scattered throughout NIN. It’s a song where Shomo just hit “record” and let it all pour out.

“I almost didn’t put it on the record because I felt embarrassed about people hearing it,” Shomo confesses. “It is really intense for me personally. It’s hard to explain but suffice it to say, it’s a song about a lot of mental health things I’ve dealt with. If people listen to it and understand where I’m coming from and respect it, great. If other people think I sound like an idiot because I start crying in a song, I really don’t care. I know how much I put into that song emotionally. It’s one straight take, all the way through. I realized I’d be shorting myself if I didn’t put it on the record.”

Alternatively, a track like “Beaten in Lips” is written from Caleb’s experiences outside his own world: he wrote it from the perspective of abused kids with nowhere to turn. “I was just thinking about it one day, about how absolutely ridiculous it is that some parents abuse their children,” he explains.

The album’s opening track, “The Lines,” hits a lighter note. “We have been playing that song live before the record comes out. It’s just a fun jam. I wanted to write riffs that people can jump around and get wild to. People can sing at shows and have fun. I want people to sing along so they feel as much a part of the show as we are. I love doing house shows, shows without barricades, floor shows.”

There’s a beautiful authenticity in Beartooth’s music, which is the result of Shomo’s simple intention: to write songs for the sake of writing songs. There is nothing calculated, nothing crafted for mass appeal. It’s simply the truth of his experiences and emotions.

“Red Bull has been backing whatever I want to do musically which has been really refreshing,” Shomo says. “There isn’t any pressure to write certain types of songs or to have a certain sound. I don’t go into my basement thinking, ‘OK, I’ve got to write a pop song’ or ‘I’ve got to write a heavy song.’ The songs are what they are and are allowed to be whatever comes out of me. Beartooth ends up having a lot of dynamics that way, a lot of diversity. I never want to make a record that becomes boring.”
Being As An Ocean
Being As An Ocean
Being As An Ocean is an American Post-Hardcore band from Alpine, California. The band was founded by its current members in January 2012, and works with producer Brian Hood in Nashville, Tennessee. They are signed with InVogue Records and distributed by Warner Music Group. Their debut record "Dear G-d…" charted at #27 on Billboard Heatseekers, supported by tours both in the US and the UK.
Crossfaith
Crossfaith was formed in November of 2006 and the current lineup is Vocal/ Koie, Gt/ Kazuki, Ba/ Hiroki, Dr/Tatsu, Program, Vision/ Teru. Crossfaith is a band that evolutes Metalcore/Hardcore based aggressive songs with introducing strings and electronic sound effects to add catchy melody and unique structures of the songs. With this originality and the great live performance, it didn't take time for them be well known by kids as they played with many big bands from oversea such as Machine Head, Hatebreed, Bleeding Though, August Burns Red, Asking Alexandria, Bless The Fall, Alesana, Greeley Estates, Pierce The Veil, Confide, to name a few.

In April 2009, their 1st album "The Artificial theory for the Dramatic Beauty" was released in Japan from ZESTONE RECORDS and it has been a long seller album since then. This album sparked Japanese Screamo / Metalcore music industry which had never existed before. Crossfaith has been on endless tour and experienced many big festivals in Japan including the biggest Japanese metal festival, Loud Park in October 2009. Among the greats, they proudly performed in front of huge audience and it was the day that they launched a movement toward revolution of the new generation.

In 2010, their unstoppable impetus became worldwide and their 1st album was released all over Europe from Gan-shin records. In the mean while, the band kept writing new songs and recorded new album "The Dream, The Space" with Andrew Wade ( as known as producer of A Day To Remember ) which was released in Japan on 20th of April 2011 from ZESTONE RECORDS. After releasing their 2nd
album, they were on road and played many shows including a tour with Funeral For A Friend, and the biggest rock festival in Japan "Summer Sonic" and played in front of almost 10000 audience.

As they are getting bigger and bigger in Japan, the band's high potential crosses the seas. "The Dream, The Space" was released in the USA on 13th of September from Tragic Hero and getting positive reactions from kids in the USA. The band currently has experienced t tour outside Japan with Parkway Drive in China and in South East Asia with Alesana.

Crossfaith is the rare and genuine Japanese rock band that can be rated high internationally and their quest of artistic imagination goes on and on.
Escape The Fate
Escape The Fate
Notorious Sin City rockers, Escape The Fate, resume their battle to the top in 2010 by unleashing a deluxe edition of their fan coveted breakout album This War Is Ours on April 27.

Fans will get a virtual all access pass to rock's hottest band with new music and never-before-seen video footage. The two disc collection will include the standard album with two new unreleased tracks, "Bad Blood" and "Behind The Mask," an acoustic version of "Harder Than You Know" and an unreleased remix, "This War Is Mine," by Clown of Slipknot, as well as a DVD containing an explosive new music video for "This War Is Ours (Guillotine Part II)," fan favorite videos for "Something," "10 Miles Wide" and "The Flood," a world tour documentary and a behind the music feature.

The deluxe edition of This War Is Ours is only the beginning for Escape The Fate in 2010, as the band has already begun writing music for their face-melting follow-up which is due out in the fall.

Catch Escape The Fate at Extreme Thing, Bamboozle and Rock On The Range this spring!
Fit For A King
Fit For A King
There is a common phrase amongst sportscasters that certain athletes "play the game the right way" - their fundamentals are so sound, their skill set so honed that they could be considered a case study in the most proper way to approach the sport they represent.

Tyler, Texas based newcomers FIT FOR A KING just might represent how that metaphor applies to a band. By forging ahead on their own path, making music well beyond their years, making it from the heart, and laying waste to their peers in the process, FIT FOR A KING have created a thing to marvel at - an impressive independent campaign that exemplifies the way "the game" should be played by an upstart band.

The hotly tipped metalcore band has been elbowing its way onto the national scene as a full-time touring outfit, cultivating fans at an alarming clip with a crushingly heavy, artful take on the genre that gives subtle tips of the hat to bands as diverse as THE ACACIA STRAIN, CIRCA SURVIVE and LINKIN PARK. The band's passionate music, coupled with an explosive live show, has made FIT FOR A KING a sensation in the independent music scene.

Following several years of relentless DIY touring and a well-received, independently released album (2011's Descendents), FIT FOR A KING are reaping the benefits of their hard work. Last July the industrious group was signed by Solid State Records, who quickly ushered the band into the studio to record their label debut Creation/Destruction, and take their already surging career to new heights.

Recorded with esteemed producer Andreas Magnusson (OH, SLEEPER, HASTE THE DAY, BLACK DAHLIA MURDER), Creation/Destruction is at once the fulfillment of a longtime dream for FIT FOR A KING, and just the first step in what is sure to sure to be an incredible journey for a band with massive potential.

"Words cannot even express how excited we are to join the Solid State family," vocalist Ryan Kirby says. "We grew up listening to Solid State bands and for us to actually be on this label is the best feeling we've had as a band. We'd been waiting and holding off on labels for so long until we felt we had the right one, and we absolutely do."

"We can definitely feel the momentum starting to build. Our fans were super excited for us and we have seen a big increase in the growth of our fan base in the past six months," Kirby continues. "Longtime fans can expect a more energetic, hard hitting album with the same passionate lyrics that we like to bring to the table. And what some fans may not expect is just how heavy and dark this album gets lyrically and musically."

Like a future-star athlete ready to prove his worth after a high draft position, FIT FOR A KING are ready to deliver with the release of Creation/Destruction. Sports metaphors notwithstanding - this is a band that knows how to play the game the right way and one that will be converting fans nightly.

Start filling out those Rookie of the Year ballots now.
Hundredth
Hundredth
HUNDREDTH | OUR LATEST EP "REVOLT" IS OUT NOW VIA MEDIASKARE & NO SLEEP RECORDS.
I Killed the Prom Queen
I Killed the Prom Queen is an Australian melodic metalcore band which formed in 2000 with mainstays JJ Peters on drums and Jona Weinhofen on guitar. The band featured prominently on the Australian live music scene and toured the USA, Japan and parts of Europe several times. They issued two studio albums, When Goodbye Means Forever... (2003) and Music for the Recently Deceased (2006) – the latter reached the top 30 on the ARIA Albums Chart. The group split up in April 2007 when Weinhofen joined United States band Bleeding Through and Peters founded Australian hardcore punk group Deez Nuts. I Killed the Prom Queen reformed to play a farewell tour in mid-2008 and released a live album and DVD, Sleepless Nights and City Lights, which peaked in the top 50. In May 2011, the band reformed for the Destroy Music Tour and indicated plans to work on a third studio album.
Our Last NIght
Our Last NIght
The best art, music, cinema and other mediums forsake commerce for commerce's sake, delve deep to forge real connection between artist and audience and explore the balance between accessibility and integrity. Opening up a kinetic dialogue with each note, filled with big melodies, intense energy and truly passionate depth of feeling, comes Our Last Night and their defining work, The Age of Ignorance.

Our Last Night has perfected the mixture of melody and might. Not content to rest on the laurels of scene ornamentation or status quo presentation, Our Last Night have worked hard to capture the spirit of song-craft that drove their initial inspiration to get themselves on the road. The Age of Ignorance springs forward with the radio-ready-meets-fist-shaking bombast of Rise Against, the earnest power of Taking Back Sunday, the immediate urgency of Underoath and the instantly memorable catchiness of New Found Glory.

The heavy power cherished by Our Last Night supporters who discovered them on The Ghost Among Us (2008) and We Will All Evolve (2010) remains throughout this new set of songs while the band progresses forward with new bravery into increasingly broadminded territory.

Lead vocalist Trevor Wentworth has developed a set of pipes worthy of his brother, Matt, the band's principal songwriter who previously handled the clean vocals by himself. The brotherly duo are in their finest form yet on The Age Of Ignorance, powering forward with confident, exuberant and empowering vocals that soar and soar.

Guitarist Colin Perry, bassist Alex "Woody" Woodrow and drummer Tim Molloy are all in top form as well as Our Last Night weave songs together that twist and turn in only the smartest and most sensible of ways. These aren't random riffs thrown together to show off with a bunch of unintelligible bellowing on top. It's quite the opposite. Our Last Night operates with deliberate, delicious purpose.

Our Last Night manages that elusive band's dream: exceeding their fan's expectations while chasing their own creative muse. And producer David Bendeth (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore, Set Your Goals), who mixed the their last album and handled all production on this one, elicited topnotch performances with his mentorship.

Tracks like "Fate" and "Liberate Me" burn with a fire to incite any crowd into dance floor pandemonium while the record alternately explores heavy duty electronics and acoustics to dazzling effect. Certainly fans of melodic post-hardcore like Saosin or Finch will find something to admire as they explore the Our Last Night catalog.

It's not often one would associate Vans Warped Tour and Linkin Park in the same sentence but Our Last Night manages to straddle that delicate line with grace and skill throughout their third album. It's not so much a shift away from their past as it is a full embracing of the strongest elements of their tried and true sound through the exploration of the furthest reaches of each extreme. The melodies are bigger and brighter than ever while the intensity level is also raised in equal measure at the same time.

So many truths are hidden from view in modern life. Government secrets, medicinal cures, the keys to sustainable living, you name it. Locked away and tightly guarded these simple but essential building blocks remain obscured. It's a time when human connection can be so hard to achieve just as it's become more important than ever. The Age Of Ignorance overall is acutely aware of this lyrically and in terms of vibe, tackling the bigger questions head-on with the title track, drawn from late nights documentary viewing. This is a heady band with vision and forethought who hearken back to the days when a lyric sheet was really worth ponder and study.

That Our Last Night hails from the somewhat culturally isolated state of New Hampshire is certainly worth noting. Not many bands have made it to a national level from their scene. They were able to interconnect with neighboring New England locales but it's still something of a minor miracle how far the quintet has come in just a few short years. One of the keys to their success has been their steadfast refusal to surrender to easy formulas or tired scene clichés.

Our Last Night puts a focus on songwriting as a craft and the resulting achievement is 36 minutes of pure expression that is The Age of Ignorance. It is as much to be heard as it is to be experienced. The band's aim is nothing short of a total connection with the crowd. When the listener truly feels something, the goal has been reached.
Senses Fail
Senses Fail
Listening to a new Senses Fail album is a lot like reconnecting with an old friend—although there’s a comforting, indefinable familiarity within all of the New Jersey-based post-hardcore quintet’s records, each new creation is a fleeting snapshot of the lives of its makers, indelibly capturing the things that meant the most during your mutual time apart. The band’s third full-length release, Life ...Is Not A Waiting Room, is no exception. Having the unenviable task of following 2006’s crushing Still Searching, the album showcases the face-melting musicianship and soul-baring lyricism that define Senses Fail. Once again produced by helmsman Brian McTernan (Thrice, Circa Survive) and recorded in Baltimore, MD, at his Salad Days studio, Life boasts a towering sound akin to a roundhouse kick to the skull. “This is the most fun we’ve ever had as a band,” says singer James “Buddy” Nielsen. “I think we were feeling a lot less pressure this time around, but you’ve always got to do your best.” The New Jersey-based group formed six years ago and released their debut EP, From the Depths of Dreams, in 2002. 2004's Let It Enfold You—their first full-length—was followed by Still Searching, which debuted at 15 on the Billboard Top 200 chart. To date, Senses Fail have performed multiple worldwide tours and their catalog sales have reached over 850,000, yet the band continue to evolve. Although in many ways Life picks up seamlessly where Searching left off, the new album has very distinct, unique qualities, most notably its lyrical content. While Searching wrestled with issues regarding religion and depression, Life is centered squarely on a crumbling relationship, and the desire to see meaningful change. “A lot of this record is written about the recent break up I had with a long-time girlfriend, the first person I have ever been in love with, and someone I spent a lot of time and shared my transition from kid to adult,” explains Nielsen. “The other elements of the record consist of regrets and how they can leave a burning hole in your soul; how the past is something you can’t change….There are also bright moments where I find myself coming to terms with those very facts, and in knowing the problem you can then be proactive and change.” Life also marks the addition of new bassist Jason Black (formerly of Hot Water Music), who replaces the departed Mike Glita. Meanwhile, guitarists Garrett Zablocki and Heath Saraceno (formerly of Midtown) have grown into one of the most scorching six-string tandems around; Life features more of the nimble harmonies showcased on Searching, but this time the duo took it one step further, with some truly shred-a-riffic leads, such as those heard on “Lungs Like Gallows” and “Garden State.” Another rocker, “Wolves At The Door,” was so intense that it even garnered a coveted spot within the soundtrack for the best-selling Madden NFL ‘09 video game. Kicking off with the rich, moody “Fireworks At Dawn,” Life roars and pummels its way through the album’s 12 tracks without the slightest pause for filler, delivering an absolute haymaker just four tracks in with “Family Tradition,” which features the band’s signature blend of dark and melodic. Nielsen’s words are as insightful as they are meaningful. “I find myself at times doing things to live up to other peoples’ expectations, or cutting myself down because I assume that will make me look more humble to the world,” says Nielsen. “So this song is one part a reaction to that, and also about following the footsteps of a family member you don't really know, but who has had a huge influence on you.” Perhaps the most heart-wrenching moments of all come via the two-part song cycle of “Yellow Angels” and “Four Years,” which were inspired by a terminally ill fan named Marcel, who befriended Nielsen at an SF show in Dallas, TX. Nielsen remained in contact with the 18-year-old, who was stricken with cancer of the soft tissue of his face, and endured many painful surgeries and treatments in order to attempt to fend off tumors that were growing in vital areas such as his eyes, nose and throat. When Marcel’s mother notified Nielsen of her son’s worsening condition, the singer flew to Texas, where he spent a great deal of time with this incredibly courageous young man, during the final days of his tragically short life. “It was one of the most intense and stirring times in my life. The sheer pain this 18-year-old boy was in was mind blowing, yet his optimistic outlook and sense of humor was steadfast,” Nielsen recalls. “This kid changed my life and although he is no longer with us, he lives on everyday in the pictures I took with him, to remind myself that life is never as bad as you think it is. So ‘Yellow Angels’ is my reaction to meeting Marcel and how I needed to live in the moment and love myself and life. ‘Four Years,’ on the other hand, is about being influenced by such a life-changing [experience] and having to make new decisions about my relationship and what it really was.” The album’s title is a succinct, encapsulating statement as to its thematic thrust. Life Is Not A Waiting Room is just as much revelation as it is reflection; the sum total of every ounce of pain, fear, hope and joy that the record exudes. “I felt I had been living as if I was waiting for something to happen, but I know that is the wrong way to live—it just doesn't promote any sort of happiness,” Nielsen concludes. “The title sums up the direction I want to go in, and what I want to get away from, and it’s a cry to everyone else to stop living like I have.” Just like the rest of us, Nielsen’s struggle is far from over. But one thing is certain: SF have once again delivered their message with both passion and fury. All one has to do is listen with their ears and heart open—just as an old friend would.
Silverstein
Silverstein
Formed in 2000 in Burlington, ON Canada, Silverstein has become as close to a household name as you can get in the post-hardcore scene. After 5 full length albums, 3 EP's, a live album, mini album, and numerous 7" singles and collections, Silverstein have sold more than 1 million albums worldwide. The lineup has remained largely the same over their 12 years on the scene and features Shane Told (vocals), Paul Koehler (drums), Josh Bradford (guitar), Billy Hamilton (bass) and Paul-Marc Rousseau (guitar).

Silverstein has played more than 1500 shows in 34 countries, and have been a staple on many festivals and tours. They have been a part of Vans Warped Tour, Take Action!, Taste of Chaos, Rock Am Ring (Germany), Soundwave (Australia), Give it a Name (UK), and also co-founded the Scream It Like You Mean It tour in 2010.

Since 2003, Silverstein has remained consistent releasing full length albums every 2 years. They burst on the scene with When Broken Is Easily Fixed (2003) which would shape the scene to come with its dynamic approach of mellow clean tones contrasted with screaming and heavily distorted riffs. In 2005, their sophomore and best selling release Discovering The Waterfront was critically and fan acclaimed with more structure and melody, but still keeping the emotion Silverstein had become known for.

In 2007, the band worked with legendary producer Mark Trombino and released Arrivals & Departures. Sticking to a more stripped down rock sound that went against the slick sampled tones of many bands at the time, the album had 2 of their biggest songs, and a video in heavy rotation on MTV. 2009 brought back 'Discovering' producer Cameron Webb and a return to the bands early sound with A Shipwreck In The Sand, a high concept album that also tackled some political topics for the first time. The album brought a number of guest vocalists including Liam Cormier (Cancer Bats), Lights, and Scott Wade (Comeback Kid).

After a departure from Victory Records in 2010, the band came right back in 2011 with their 5th full length Rescue on indie giant Hopeless Records. With new producer Jordan Valeriote at the helm, the album featured some of the bands best performances and songs ever, with songs like "Forget Your Heart", "Burning Hearts", "The Artist" and "Sacrifice" all being successful singles.

Never a band to rest for long, Silverstein also released Short Songs in early 2012, a "mini album" featuring 11 original songs and 11 covers all under 90 seconds long. This release took the band back to their punk rock and hardcore roots and was a huge critical success garnering extremely positive reviews.

With a new full length release and lots of touring planned in 2013, SIlverstein shows no signs of slowing down.
The Amity Affliction
While many bands can claim to have a large fanbase, it's rare to find a group with a following as incredibly dedicated as The Amity Affliction. Their fans travel the country, get lyrics and band art tattooed, and make their love for the band known as often as they can (the band and their records constantly top media polls). It's why they sell out shows across their home country of Australia to deafening roars and why they are constantly one of the top bands on all social media networks. Most recently, their new album Youngbloods debuted at #6 on the Album Charts in Australia and went on to get unprecendented nominations for Best Hard Rock Performance at both the ARIA and IMA Awards – surprising the entire industry and proving that a real fanbase wins over media hype and radio play. Following extensive touring overseas and an early evening slot on Soundwave 2011, the band returned to headline Australia in late May, selling over 15,000 tickets in 8 shows, including 4500 tickets at their Brisbane homecoming at the outdoor Riverstage arena. Youngbloods was voted Best Album of 2011 on Triple J's Short Fast Loud program and in Blunt Magazine, where they are set for their third cover in 18 months this coming October 2011.

So what is it that has made people lose their mind over a heavy band that originated 6 years ago in a small town in Queensland, Australia? Well part of it is hard work, with the band being a mainstay of the touring circuit for their entire existence. They also understand small towns and make an effort to constantly tour places that many bands can't be bothered with.
But that's only part of the chemistry that made this band what it is today. The truth it's the stories and personalities of the members themselves that has set Amity apart from the pack and made them one of the most loved and respected acts in Australia.

Behind the cheeky song names and party atmosphere the guys carry around on tour, The Amity Affliction is a band with a message and a story. In a recent blog to fans Joel Birch explained a lot of the album – about the struggles of the past year in the lead up to it's release, and always delivering the positive message that no one is alone, and everything is fixable. The entire album is delivered in the same tone from the opening track "I Hate Hartley" and its gang chant of "I Won't Die Defeated" right down to the finale "Fuck the Yankees" – which Birch offers as a thank-­‐you to his mother for all she's given him. The music and the message are both delivered with impact and experience – this is a band full of people who have fought for everything they have, and a band of people who are encouraging young people to do the same.

In a day and age where few heavy bands of any substance cross over to a greater audience, The Amity Affliction are using their voices to deliver a message as powerful as their music.
While She Sleeps
All of the greatest bands to ever plug into an amplifier wanted to change the world. Be that by their socially or politically charged lyrical narrative, their musical power and aggression standing tall to rebel against the tidal wave of shit dominating the airwaves or creating something totally unique due to the frustration and stagnation of what their peers around them are serving up. Meet Sheffield's While She Sleeps. How do they want to change the world? By channeling all of the above into their phenomenal debut full-length album, 'This Is The Six'.

"We want this to be an album that people can grow up to," says guitarist and founding member, Mat Welsh. "We've grown up to landmark albums by Slipknot, Thrice and bands that meant the world to us and we want this album to mean the world to people. 'The six' means 'Sleeps'; there's 6 letters in the word sleeps. We've all got a 6 tally chart tattooed on us. We want this to be a cult that people can join and believe in and seeing the 5 grouped together next to the one is a reminder that you're never alone. We wanted to say 'This is While She Sleeps' to the world."

Since the release of their mini-album, 'The North Stands For Nothing', in the summer of 2010, While She Sleeps have been on a trailblazing path that has seen them become one of the fastest rising bands on the UK hard rock and metal circuits for some years. From a sold out headline tour, their tent-swelling set at last year's Sonisphere festival, venues on this year's prestigious Kerrang! tour having queues of people snaked around the block so that fans could get in to see Sleeps open the bill, critical acclaim across the pages of Kerrang! Metal Hammer and Rock Sound and regular plays on Radio 1, Scuzz and Kerrang! TV, the Sheffield natives have rapidly and justifiably become one of the highest regarded rock bands in Britain.

"It feels like we're building an army and that the people that have started following us are as much a part of this as we are," says Mat. "We've felt like respect's been building and the crowds are getting bigger and people telling us songs have helped them get through tough times reassures you why you do this and we want to take it to as many people as we can."

If things feel as though they're reaching boiling point at present, things are set to go supernova following the release of 'This Is The Six'. A tour de force of everything that's great from across the landscapes hard rock and metal, it's a genre-defying masterpiece that draws from the contemporary intensity and unshakeable authenticity of post-hardcore, the progressive song-structure and unrelenting aggression of metal, a keen ear for melody and a raw impenetrable passion that makes it relatable to anyone with a love for guitar driven rock music.

"We're trying to open people's eyes to the genre problems within the rock music scene," explains vocalist Lawrence Taylor. "People are strict about putting things in a certain box and we've made an effort to make something that can't be defined in that way. If people think we're hardcore, there'll be a piano out of nowhere. People will think it's metal and then it'll get super melodic and stripped down. I want it to be an eye opener and for people to like it no matter what musical tribe they're from." Not only is the album rich with musical diversity and a sound that is uniquely While She Sleeps, it comes with a voice that refuses to be silenced. Addressing issues that currently plague Britain, from the frustration of disenfranchised youth and staunch political issues to stirring feelings of patriotism and the work of their forefathers, it's an album that spits in the face of the notion that rock music is boneheaded and applies a fierce bite missing amongst so many of their peers. "Rather than have an album that screams about tearing people's heads off and standard rock clichés, we want to use this platform to have a voice and say things that hit home to people," enforces Lawrence.

"It's not just saying that the country's shit, we're trying to provide solutions and challenge people to step up and change things," adds Mat. "The lack of respect shown by people for the country we live in and the things our forefathers fought for runs deep throughout the album."

Fuelled by a militant DIY punk rock ethic (the band design their own artwork and t-shirts, send their own merch by hand and insisted that only the members of the band performed every last note on the record), while success has been forthcoming at a staggering rate in Britain, Sleeps have already got an eye on world domination. "I want this to be an eye-opener for America," says Mat. "I don't think there's a band in America that are doing anything like what we've captured on this album so I want this to be a fresh take on heavy music for people all over the world to get into. This is the band we want to show the world that we are."

"I've got a problem with bands that come from an area but don't reflect where they're from," adds Lawrence, proud to plant the flag for British rock on whatever continent the band find themselves. "I know a lot of bands that will sing with American accents but we want to reflect that we're not representing anything but exactly who we are. We're British, we've got an album that we really think can shake things up and we've got a sound that's ours and that we want to take and make successful all over the world." With a record of this quality, only a fool would bet against them.
Icon For Hire
Icon For Hire
Icon For Hire's debut album, Scripted, marked a milestone in Tooth & Nail Records history as their highest charting debut album. The album debuted on the Billboard 200 Album chart, peaked at #4 on the iTunes Rock chart, and charted at 19 overall. Their videos for "Make A Move" and "Get Well" have received over 6 million views on YouTube.

The self-titled, sophomore album made a big impact on the Billboard charts on street week with Icon For Hire at #11 on the Top Independent Albums chart, #19 on Top Rock Albums, and at #65 on the overall Billboard 200. These are high-water marks for Icon For Hire on all three charts.
Mod Sun
Mod Sun
MOD SUN's mission statement is very clear, choose to be happy. He refers to his genre of music as "Hippy Hop" and describes his sound as an audible smile. "Movement on dreams stand under none, even my name stands for something," says 24-year-old MOD SUN. This independent artist, whose motto is "no fans, just friends," has truly solidified his name in the hip-hop scene over the past three years.Mod drastically turned heads in 2011 when he was chosen by Rolling Stone magazine as 1 of the top 16 unsigned artists in the world. He was than entered into a contest to become the first unsigned artist to ever appear on the coveted cover of the magazine. That year Mod's music video for his song, "Same Way", exploded on YouTube earning more than 350,000 views. Mod has shared the stage with a dozens of national acts including Shwayze, Chiodos, Breathe Carolina and even rap legends Wu Tang Clan.Growing up in Bloomington, Minnesota he was never a stranger to the music business. Mod began touring nationally at 17 and by age 21 he had already toured the world playing drums for two successful rock bands, Scary Kids Scaring Kids and Four Letter Lie. In the peak of these bands success, Mod decided to pursue a career as a fulltime emcee. In a span of 3 years MOD SUN has released over 100 songs and all but 10 of them for free. His latest mixtape "Blazed By The Bell" hosted by DJ ill Will & DJ Rock Star received over 40,000 downloads in its first month of release. The project featured artists such as The Ready Set, Nipsey Hussle, ScHoolBoy Q, & even an appearance by the real "Mr. Belding" Dennis Haskins. MOD SUN is a walking talking affirmation to the power of positive thinking. Right now he is somewhere smiling and he wants the same for you.
Neck Deep
Neck Deep
From small acorns... Well, you know the rest. But the old adage couldn't be more applicable in the story of NECK DEEP, a band who have evolved over the course of just one year from 'a bit of fun' to one of the most exciting young names in today's UK scene.

Even for those that have traced the quintet's rise, it might be hard to fathom that it was only September of 2012 in Wrexham, North Wales, when hometown friends Ben Barlow and Lloyd Roberts recorded and uploaded a handful of tracks and a quickly shot video to YouTube.

At that time, Roberts was a guitarist with melodic hardcore band Spires, whilst Barlow was a local skater kid and bedroom musician; the project that the twosome dubbed as 'Neck Deep' was intended as a piece of casual fun, a musical homage to the likes of New Found Glory, Blink 182 and Sum 41 - the classic pop punk they had both grown up with.

Neither could have expected what came next.

Online praise for the songs snowballed while play-counts rocketed, and it was clear to Barlow and Roberts that Neck Deep needed to be more than an online enigma. So, after picking musicians from the lineup of Roberts' band Spires and from within the local music scene, Neck Deep - the band - was born, with guitarist Matt West, bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans and drummer Dani Washington fleshing out this real world incarnation.

By the time the band played their London debut at Camden's Barfly in December 2012 (their second ever show), the quintet already found themselves facing crowd singalongs that surpassed any reaction they could have ever anticipated. Meanwhile, online attention for their self-recorded debut mini album Rain In July had spread internationally, with anthemic lead track A Part Of Me inspiring particular acclaim from an ever increasing, worldwide pool of fans.

Neck Deep kicked off 2013 as they meant to go on, releasing a three track E.P, A History Of Bad Decisions, for free download, and hitting the road in its support. Respected media outlets were now catching on too, with the likes of BBC Radio 1 to Rock Sound magazine, and from Kerrang! Radio to Alternative Press (who dubbed them as ones to watch and made them 'band of the week'), excited to throw their hats in the ring in support for the band. And, after a last minute band holiday to the US to visit Florida's amusement parks saw the band playing an impromptu house show and a near sold out headline show (with only 48 hours notice) to crazed audiences of fans singing every last word, it was clear that Neck Deep had rapidly become much more than a flash in the pan, one hit wonder.

Not ones to waste momentum, the band returned from these few months of live activity creatively supercharged, and set about writing and recording the material that would become their debut full-length album. Initially, the ever pro-active quintet had plans to self-release their full length, but when Hopeless Records came knocking, the band knew there was no other choice to make; this was a label that embodied many of the values the fivesome held close as individuals and creatives, and boasted a roster the young musicians not only admired and respected, but which they had grown up enjoying as fans.

After a long, hot summer slaving away in the home studio of frontman Barlow's older brother, Seb Barlow - the very same studio where the band tracked Rain In July and A History Of Bad Decisions - the Neck Deep debut album, Wishful Thinking, was born.

A record that simultaneously belies their youth and yet radiates it from every audio pore, Wishful Thinking offers the listener a relentless array of anthemic hooks, intelligent songwriting and Barlow's trademark sharp witted, introspective and determinedly honest lyricism.

In little over 12 months, Neck Deep have won a lot of people over. Suffice to say - with Wishful Thinking set for a January 14, 2014 release - this is only the very beginning. Just think where they could be in another 12 months.
New Years Day
New Years Day
New Years Day formed in 2005 after bassist Adam Lohrbach left the band Home Grown. Home Grown's final EP, 2004's When it All Comes Down, had diverged from the band's previous style of humorous pop punk and incorporated many emotional elements that Lohrbach carried over into New Years Day. Meeting with vocalist Ashley Costello and guitarist/keyboardist Keith Drover, the three began rehearsing songs that Costello and Lorhbach had written. These songs were heavily influenced by the members' shared emotional experiences, as Lohrbach and Costello had both recently been through difficult relationship break-ups.

The group soon added guitarist Mike Schoolden (formerly of Wakefield) and drummer Russell Dixon and took the name New Years Day.
The band began building a reputation through promotion and posting songs on the MySpace social networking website, and were featured on the MySpace Records Volume 1 compilation CD and in the soundtrack of the video game Saints Row. After considering an offer from the Pete Wentz-run Decaydance Records label, the band signed to TVT Records and released a debut self-titled EP in 2006. Originally referred to as the Razor EP, it was primarily a digital release made available through download services such as iTunes, though CD copies were also available at the band's performances. They also performed at the South by Southwest music festival that same year.

From 2006–2007 New Years Day self-financed and self-produced their debut album My Dear, recorded over an eight-month period at the home of producer Eugene Perreras.[3] The album was released on May 8, 2007 and includes collaborations with members of Reel Big Fish and Motion City Soundtrack. The band's debut music video for the lead single "I Was Right" won an MTVU "Freshman Face" poll and was added to the channel's playlist.

The band started writing new material in early 2009. Around September 2009, NYD posted two new songs on their MySpace page.[8] When asked about a new EP, vocalist Ashley Costello said, "The EP is in its demo phase right now and we are still writing for it and recording it at the same time. The EP should be out in the spring of 2010."

On March 12, 2010, Alternative Press announced that New Year's Day have been added on the Warped Tour's summer dates. New Year's Day released their Japanese debut album called "Headlines & Headstones" on July 2nd, 2010 under Spinning Inc. The album contains music from their first EP, their first LP "My Dear", a Lady Gaga cover and new songs from their upcoming 2nd full-length US album.
PUP
They're called PUP. They're from Toronto. They play loud music. You'll like it. Or maybe you won't.

"It's a tricky balance between aggression and pop, and they get it just right" -STEREOGUM "40 BEST NEW BANDS OF 2013"

"Catchy, anthemic, and raw as hell" -BROOKLYNVEGAN

"Fiery tracks packed with scorching guitars and hooky melodies" -EXCLAIM!

If you need to know more, you can read their full bio here:
http://bit.ly/PUP-bio

But honestly, you don't need to know anything else. They're 4 dudes who play punk rock. That's all. Listen and love it / hate it / whatever.
PVRIS
“Get acquainted with the mysteriously awesome PVRIS before they become the biggest thing in rock. For fans of The Neighbourhood, CHVRCHES, and Paramore, PVRIS are the best thing since sliced bread.” That’s what MTV said about the Boston-based trio of vocalist Lynn Gunn, guitarist Alex Babinski and bassist Brian MacDonald and the band is certainly living up to the hype: they kicked off 2016 with a performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” were spotlighted on “Last Call with Carson Daly,” hit the road with Fall Out Boy and Awolnation for a North American arena tour and were featured on the cover of Alternative Press. That followed a year in which they hit No. 1 on Billboard’s “Emerging Artists” and “Trending 140” charts, played to packed-house crowds around the world and racked up over 12 million total YouTube views and 15 million total streams in the US alone.

Led by 21-year-old vocalist Lynn Gunn, who the Huffington Post described as “a force that cannot be denied,” they stole the show on last summer’s Warped Tour (founder Kevin Lyman called them the tour’s breakout act) before joining the likes of Mumford & Sons, Kendrick Lamar and Deadmau5 on the Reading and Leeds festivals. This June they’ll join Florence & The Machine, Ellie Goulding and Disclosure on the Firefly Music Festival.

They’re supporting debut album White Noise and its plethora of hot tracks, including “My House” (which has over 7 million views and 5.5 million YouTube views), “St. Patrick” (which has more than 6.6 million streams and 3 million YouTube views), “Holy,” (over 4 million streams), “Fire” (a BBC Radio 1 “Track of the Day”) and many more. They’re amplifying the album by releasing a special two-disc deluxe version that includes new tracks “You and I” and “Empty” and a DVD featuring all 10 of their videos, including the recently released “You and I” clip.

The band made White Noise by smashing all constraints and dreamt up a whole new hybrid of punk, electronic music and gorgeously crafted pop. “Early on we tried to fit into this very heavy sound, but eventually the idea of boxing ourselves in just completely flew out the window,” says Gunn, who connected with guitarist/keyboardist Alex Babinski and bassist/keyboardist Brian MacDonald through the local punk scene in Lowell, Massachusetts. “Our mentality now is to make whatever kind of music we want, and never try to limit what we can do.”

www.pvris.com
Riff Raff
Riff Raff
The shamelessly eccentric Houston-born rapper and pop culture icon, Riff Raff, will join the ranks of Bonde do Role, Bosco Delrey, Po Po, Dillon Francis, Rusko, Maluca, Zebra Katz and head honcho, Diplo as the newest artist to sign to Mad Decent! After climbing up the media ranks, Riff Raff is gearing up to record material for Mad Decent for his highly anticipated 2013 studio album debut. His incomparable drawl and massive viral presence have led to standout
collaborations with Soulja Boy, Kid Sister, Chief Keef, Action Bronson and most recently Kitty Pryde.
Set it Off
Since their formation in 2008, Set It Off has already released three EPs, signed to Equal Vision Records, toured non-stop, and shared the stage with the impressive likes of My Chemical Romance, A Day To Remember, Say Anything, Against Me! and We Came As Romans.

And now they're ready for more.

The Tampa, FL-based quintet, comprised of Cody Carson [vocals], Dan Clermont [guitar], Zach DeWall [guitar], Austin Kerr [bass], and Maxx Danziger [drums], will release Cinematics, their debut full-length record on Equal Vision Records, on September 18, 2012. The 12-track album was recorded over the course of four weeks with Zack Odom and Kenneth Mount [All Time Low, Cartel, Mayday Parade] at Vintage Song Studios in Alpharetta, GA.

In a recent interview with Alternative Press, Carson explains that the new album features Set It Off's signature sound of orchestra-infused pop with a new sense of heaviness, diversity and intensity in the album, both lyrically and musically. He states, "What's really present on this album…we're very theatrical when we present our story. If it's a darker subject, there is a lot of angst and neurosis that goes into that song…In fact, in one song, Zack and Ken think I sound like the Joker from The Dark Knight. Not that I'm going for that, I just really try to get into character for each song as far as the mood goes. It has that diversity, but it still sounds like Set It Off."

In a separate interview, Carson further expounded on the band's experience in working with Zack and Kenneth recalling, "Our favorite phrase they would use is 'You can beat that.' They allowed us to become better musicians and individual writers…in the vocal booth, they helped drive my darker side out of me when it needed to show. Through bringing it out in the studio every day, it allowed me to bring "him" out on stage too. It's like therapy for me."

For their first full-length ever, Set It Off ambitiously set out to take their signature sound to the next level and pushed themselves further than ever before in every possible way – technically, musically, lyrically and emotionally in the writing and recording process. "Musically I feel like we are the strongest we've ever been. All the touring we've done in the past year has made us night and day tighter for our live performances and working and meeting other musicians on that next level has forced us to push our skills musically in all aspects from playing to writing," explains Clermont.

Danziger notes that, "Once we got in to the swing of things though, it started coming together very naturally…we liked what we did with Horrible Kids and you can definitely hear that sound in this new record." He continues, "But a lot has happened in the past year. We've made new

friends, faced new challenges, had new experiences, and from that we've all grown up a lot. I think the new album reflects how we've changed as people. It has a similar feel to our most recent EP, but is more mature and polished."

In August 2011, the young band made their label debut with the re-release of their third EP Horrible Kids, which garnered widespread praise in the press from the likes of mtvU, Alternative Press, Guitar World, Rock Sound, Outburn Magazine and more, launched them into countless tours around the US, and ultimately prepared them to write and record their first full-length record. Horrible Kids debuted at No. 63 in the 100 Alternative Albums on iTunes, with their music video for "@reply" featured as an iTunes "Hot Music Video" and the music video for "Breathe In, Breathe Out" receiving great accolade on its own, as it was added to rotation on mtvU after winning the station's The Freshmen challenge.

Horrible Kids was recorded at Red Sparrow Studios in Wilson, NC with Brandon "B-Real" Ham and John Harrell and mastered by Paul Leavitt [VersaEmerge, The Dangerous Summer]. The EP blends contagious, driving melodies and hard-hitting choruses with genuine sincerity and a powerful message, creating an emotional concept album referencing the troubles of being bullied growing up and importance of being yourself and embracing who you are no matter what.

The band's new album takes the same energetic and passionate approach, but strays from a specific theme, allowing the band to touch on a broader spectrum of topics. "Lyrically, Horrible Kids was me digging deep into my past. With the new album, you're getting to jump inside my head and think how I think, feel what I feel, and really understand how human we all are." Carson confesses openly. "We are human - we have good times, we have bad times, we think pure thoughts, and we think impure thoughts. As far as how I describe these situations, I want you to feel like you are sitting down for a short film…and if I'm not evoking any sort of emotion from you then I'm not doing my job."

"We are very proud of our last release, Horrible Kids EP, but this album is just on a different level, and we're very, very excited about it," concludes Danziger. "This is a new era of Set It Off, and we're ready for it. "
This Wild Life
This Wild Life
This Wild Life is an acoustic duo from Long Beach, CA. Writing songs that hail to the past emotions of Dashboard Confessional and the new feelings of City and Colour, they have created a sound, vibe, and presence that sets them apart from their stripped down acoustic peers.

Oddly enough, both Kevin Jordan (Vocalist) and Anthony Del Grosso (Guitar) were raised as drummers from a very young age. Anthony moved out to Long Beach from his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA to pursue a career in drums. After meeting Kevin and starting a pop punk band, they realized that their true talent laid in their acoustic renditions and performances. Between Kevin's melodic vocals and Anthony's beautiful fingerpicking, they discovered a sound that began to find it's way to fans worldwide through organic and viral promotion. Releasing two EP's and several singles independently, their fans have been instrumental in spreading the music and creating a buzz anticipating a full length record.

Listeners have identified with the band on an emotional and personal level, connecting with the self reflective and sincere lyrics touching on topics such as regret, unconditional love, being raised by a single parent, and hope in tough times. Without gimmicks or advertising, the band has been able to accrue tens of thousands of fans, millions of video views, and over 20,000 digital downloads to date. More impressive is the relationship they have built with their fans by constant interaction by means of social networks and touring. Making themselves constantly available to fans is something the band has taken pride in, and it shows in all of the platforms the band participates in.

Due to overwhelming support for the band, This Wild Life just entered the Vanguard Room in Lakeland, Florida to begin recording their debut full length with Aaron Marsh of Copeland. Enlisting Aaron was an important decision for the band as they aimed to create a record that captured the tone, color, and raw emotion of the new material the band has been creating. Coinciding with this release is an ambitious video effort to enhance the delivery and experience of each and every song, so be sure to keep up to date with the band by subscribing to their YouTube channel and Email List.

This Wild Life is a breath of fresh air to the scene, yet hearkens to familiar sounds of past acoustic songwriters. Aiming to up their tour schedule by the end of 2013, they are sure to find more and more support as they release new music and earn the respect and loyalty of fans far and wide.
Transit
Transit
"I know you're good at keeping secrets.
Well I'm better at wearing them out for the world to see."
"Music is about connecting with people, and that's what we focus on more than anything else," says Transit's vocalist Joe Boynton. Hailing from north shore Boston, Transit is a band that expresses an arresting degree of honesty and individuality in their music. While clearly drawing inspiration from seminal groups such as Saves The Day, as well as the Northeast US pop-punk scenes that all five members grew up in, Transit has swiftly evolved into a group with a more alternative, indie rock sound. "We all grew up listening to a wide variety of music, but bands like Archers of Loaf, Braid, Osker and American Football demonstrated to us that there are always refreshing ways to create a new style and feel," explains guitarist Tim Landers. Illustrating Transit's artistic evolution from one release to the next, early descriptions of the group compared them to Taking Back Sunday and Brand New, and now, more recently, to bands like Death Cab For Cutie and Modest Mouse.



The band's prolific output is also impressive by any measure, having put out seven releases over the last four years. Transit's highly acclaimed LP, "Keep This To Yourself", released in August 2010 on Run For Cover Records, inspired ABSOLUTEPUNK to rave: "Good luck keeping Transit's passionate and infectious tunes a secret. Once you hear the first chords of opener "Dear Anyone," you'll immediately go out and tell all your friends about the best pop-punk album of 2010." Transit also released an acoustic EP, "Something Left Behind" in February and a limited edition Record Store Day 7", "Promise Nothing", was released this past spring and sold out in advance. ALTERNATIVE PRESS, in a glowing review of "Promise Nothing", praised the band's meteoric creative growth, comparing them to Jimmy Eat World and Moneen.



Named one of the "Bands To Watch in 2011" by ALTERNATIVE PRESS, Transit has played throughout North America and overseas alongside Four Year Strong, The Wonder Years, Less Than Jake, Bayside, Man Overboard, Senses Fail and many others. The band—whose members also include Torre Cioffi (guitars), PJ Jefferson (bass) and Daniel Frazier (drums)—has just finished tracking its first full-length on Rise Records, LISTEN & FORGIVE. The album, which ALTERNATIVE PRESS just named as one of the "Top 20 Must-Hear Fall 2011 Releases", is set to drop in the US and around the world in early October.



To mark the release of LISTEN & FORGIVE, Transit will be touring this Fall around the US with Saves The Day, Bayside and I Am The Avalanche, before heading to the UK and Europe in December with Title Fight and Balance and Composure. From that point onwards, fans can expect to see the band touring extensively around the globe throughout 2012 and beyond.
As It Is
The transatlantic pop-punk quintet hails from Brighton, UK consisting of Patty Walters (vocals), Benjamin Biss (vocals, guitar), Andy Westhead (guitar), Patrick Foley (drums), Alistair Testo (bass). The band has established a devout fan following with their heart-on-sleeve, honest and relatable lyrics, charged with pop-rock melodies. Managed by KMGMT (home of other Fearless acts such as Tonight Alive and The Summer Set), As It Is has molded their craft, steadily building their reputation as one of UK's brightest new names.

"I haven't found a way yet of wording how surreal and wonderful it feels, signing to one of my favorite record labels. Fearless and their artists have played a huge role in my life, inspiring me massively, giving me something to aspire to reach," states lead singer Patty Walters. "To be able to say something as immense as 'My band was the first UK band that ever signed to Fearless Records,' is mind-blowing to me."

Guitarist and vocalist Benjamin Biss adds, "One of the things I've always loved about Fearless is that they have a relatively small roster but I know every single one of those bands. Chances like this don't come around too often, especially for UK bands in a genre that is mainly dominated by American acts; so we want to help prove that the UK can hold their own in the scene."

Next week, the band will go into the studio with producer James Paul Wisner (Paramore, Dashboard Confessional) to record their Fearless debut, to release in 2015. The new album will follow their latest release This Mind Of Mine, which was funded completely through their loyal fanbase.
Beautiful Bodies
Beautiful Bodies
When guitarist Thomas Becker approached singer Alicia Solombrino about playing music together, one small thing stood in their way: 4,500 miles to be specific. Becker, a Harvard-educated lawyer, was living in Bolivia, where he was suing the former president for human rights violations, and Solombrino was in Kansas City, making music with bassist Luis Arana.

Despite the distance, the three began writing songs together, sending rough recordings back and forth. Quickly, they realized that the chaotic blend of punk, dance, new wave, and rock they were creating clicked, so Becker put his law career on hold and joined the band. Within only a few months, the band released a single that received regular rotation on modern rock and college stations in the Midwest, and they were sharing the stage with groups like Smashing Pumpkins and My Chemical Romance. Becker moved back to the U.S., and the band has been barreling forward ever since.

Known for their "charismatic" (HITS Daily Double), "hard rocker" (USA Today), "high energy" (Kansas City Star), even "orgiastic" (Pitch Magazine) live shows, Beautiful Bodies have played with an array of artists ranging from Jane's Addiction to Paramore to TV on the Radio, making converts of concertgoers everywhere they play. Solombrino's magnetic – and at times, mischievous – personality has conjured up comparisons to Blondie, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the Runaways. Their music – a combination of habit-forming hooks and blisteringly loud guitars – has been featured on television programs and at professional sports games and New York Fashion Week. The band recently got off tour with Reel Big Fish, and the band was crowned the winners of Ernie Ball's Warped Tour Battle of the Bands, which included 32,000 bands. The band heads to LA this spring to record a full-length album with John Feldmann (Panic at the Disco, The Used, Neon Trees). Expect fantastically chaotic results.
Citizen
Citizen
Citizen is a punk/indie band that hails from Toledo, Ohio. With some of their members still in high school, to date they've released "The Only Place I Know", a split EP with local friends The Fragile Season [Either/Or Records], which was met with great reviews. Their song "Tracking Time" was included on the compilation "Vs The Earthquake", released after the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan in early 2011.

The band released their debut EP, entitled "Young States" (recorded by Jay Maas at The Getaway Recording Studio), digitally on September 1st, 2011 and will be releasing the 12″ LP in January 2012 via Either/Or Records and UK-based City Of Gold Records.

Signing to Mightier Than Sword at the end of 2011, Citizen will also be entering the studio in mid-January to record two tracks for an upcoming split with Virginia Beach, VA-based Turnover, to be released Spring 2012 via Mightier Than Sword/Broken Rim Records. With infectious melodies and a passionate live show, Citizen is poised to be a name you won't soon forget.
Handguns
Handguns
Whats up we are a pop punk band from Harrisburg Pa. We believe in hard work and having fun. We don't have famous friends we are not critically acclaimed and no one in this band was ever in some famous band who's name we could drop or coat tail we could ride. But we will get up earlier than you and work longer and harder. That has to count for something. If it doesn't then at least we had a hell of a good time trying and made some amazing friends along the way.
Hands Like Houses
Hands Like Houses
Hands Like Houses are a fresh and explosive 6 piece from Canberra, Australia. With a rapidly expanding international fanbase, the band has captivated audiences with their electric blend of technical, effects- heavy songwriting with post-hardcore passion and stage presence. Driven by rich lyricism and melodic, emotive vocals in the vein of Emarosa and The Getaway Plan, the band presents a complex and finely crafted mix of guitar and electronics, drawing from a broad range of influence including Thrice, The Receiving End of Sirens and Closure in Moscow.

The closing of 2011 saw the band sign to American record label Rise Records, with their highly anticipated debut album 'Ground Dweller' subsequently announced to be released worldwide on March 13th.

HLH traveled to the USA in 2010 and 2011 to record 'Ground Dweller' with Cameron Mizell of Chango Studios (Woe, Is Me, Sleeping With Sirens, Oceana). The subsequent single releases, 'This Ain't No Place For Animals', and ʻLion Skin (feat. Tyler Carter and Jonny Craig)' earned the band over 5,000 independent single sales via iTunes during 2011, and their most recent single 'Antarctica', released on Youtube through Rise Records, has amassed almost 200,000 views in its first month. Along with the band's self-produced acoustic versions of 'Lion Skin' and ʻThe Sowerʼ, their YouTube channels have seen over three quarters of a million views, growing daily.

Boasting a dedicated and fast-growing international fanbase, built through years of personally managing their social networks and independent promotion and touring, Hands Like Houses will release their hotly anticipated debut album 'Ground Dweller' on March 9th in Australia (March 13th worldwide through Rise Records). Buoyed by exceptional online pre-order numbers for a debut release, the record is well on track to break into the Billboard Top 200 and Heatseeker charts in the US in its first week.

To date, the band has supported a number of notable acts from Australia and around the world, including The Getup Kids (USA), As Tall As Lions (USA), The Getaway Plan (AUS), Dream On Dreamer (AUS), Break Even (AUS), Hopes Die Last (ITA) and Tonight Alive (AUS). Their 2011 touring schedule saw the band play 50+ shows across Australia and Europe, impressing audiences with a sound and stage presence beyond their standing.

Since forming in 2006 between high school friends, the band has evolved and grown to a dedicated and close-knit group. As So Long Safety, the band was nominated for 2 MusicOz awards in 2008, in the Schoolies and Music Video categories. Their singles 'Lion Skin' and 'Antarctica' have seen weekly rotation on Triple J, Australia's largest alternative radio station, as well as regular play on local and internet stations including Western Australia's The Pit FM.

2012 will see Hands Like Houses add to their list of local, national and international supports, beginning with Pushover 2012 in Melbourne Australia in support of Parkway Drive, Tonight Alive, 360 and others, before embarking on their first leg of US touring in the northern Spring/Summer to promote the release of 'Ground Dweller'.
NIGHT RIOTS
NIGHT RIOTS is setting the alternative underworld ablaze as swift and smartly as their brooding, melody rich and timeless songs have already endeared them to critics. The Southern California based band has a unique melodic sensibility – delivering transcendent pop music that is both modern and timeless; as well as both sinister and romantic, with the downbeat flare of new wave, '80s movie soundtracks.

Frontman Travis Hawley spent five years in England before moving to a small coastal town with only one traffic light, where he met guitarists Nick Fotinakes and Matt DePauw, bassist Mikel Van Kranenburg and drummer Rico Rodriguez. Now heralded by the likes of Rolling Stone, Billboard, MTV, FUSE, Huffington Post, Earmilk, KROQ, NYLON, AV Club, KCRW, Filter and more, Night Riots just wrapped up their Fall Tour with K.Flay and Step Rockets, and have shared the stage with a diverse group of bands including Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon, Meg Myers, OK Go, The Mowgli's, Wild Cub, Driver Friendly, Youngblood Hawke, The Front Bottoms, Angels & Airwaves and many more.
After the tremendous success of their debut EP, Young Lore, Night Riots signed on with Sumerian Records for the release of their latest EP, Howl. Released on January 20th, 2015, the Eric Palmquist-produced (Bad Suns, Trash Talk, Waaves, Mars Volta) EP just debuted at #17 on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart, and lead single "Contagious" is climbing the radio charts – skyrocketing to #5 on SiriusXM Alt Nation's Alt 18 Countdown and breaking into the Top 50 at Alt Radio.
Juliet Simms
After moving back to Los Angeles from Tampa at age 17 and making the demo and performance rounds, the California native signed with Sony by age 19, releasing the Recover EP exclusively to Hot Topic in 2008, followed by 2009's self-titled iTunes EP. Along the way,Juliet and Automatic Loveletter logged in countless miles on the road, sharing the stage with Secondhand Serenade, All Time Low, Cute Is What We Aim For, From First To Last, Say Anything, Between the Trees and Craig Owens, plus prominent performances at Bamboozle and Bamboozle Left and the Vans Warped Tour.

"We started touring in two separate cars with all the instruments packed in and we were literally sleeping on keyboards," the ferocious front woman recalls. "From there, we moved up to a Ford Excursion, then to a van pulling a trailer and eventually got some tour support. We started making actual fans and getting on major tours, which allowed us to earn our stripes and see our dreams come true."

Not only is Truth or Dare the ultimate testament to that perseverance, but it finds Simms entering her 20s with more experience under her belt than many seasoned veterans. Prior to the record, Automatic Loveletter embarked on a club tour alongside Matthew Good Band and will reprise a slot on Warped throughout the summer of 2010. All the while, audiences have swelled beyond measure, bridging generations and scenes thanks to an unrelenting onslaught of no holds barred rock n' roll rebellion.

"It's seriously all over the map, to young girls and young guys, to everybody in their 20s," Simms observes. "But then my most recent tour with Matthew found us playing at a lot of 21 and over venues, which meant the crowds were older, sometimes even in their 40s and 50s, but we were able to win them over and sell tons of merch. We can play for everybody because the goal behind the songs was to be timeless from the start."

Such is the case throughout the dozen tracks packed therein, including the jarring and candidly autobiographical "Story of My Life," the growling "Let It Ride" and the pleading alt-pop powerhouse "Don't Let Me Down." "Fade Away" is one of Simms' personal favorites, if only because she vulnerably vents her fears and insecurities, in turn, encouraging fans of all ages to do some soul searching and come out with increased assertiveness. Add in the pummeling lead single "Heart Song," complete with its militant guitars and call and response chorus, and Truth or Dare doesn't just expose Simms' diary to the most revealing extent, but will surely cause fans to reflect on their own existence.

"I want the reaction to be automatic whenever you hear the songs come through the stereo speakers," Simms sums up of the group's moniker, which was originally inspired by the lyrical love letters she wrote to ex-boyfriends. "I just love writing songs and I look forward to it like a fat kid looks forward to the chocolate cake in the fridge! I can't stop thinking about it to the point where I wake up in the middle of the night with a melody in my head and I can't fall back asleep until I get it down. I'm exactly who I am on stage as I am off stage and I basically eat, breathe and sleep music to the point where I want to create it for the rest of my life."
Lee Corey Oswald
"Regards" out August 5th on No Sleep Records!!!
Metro Station
Metro Station
Metro Station is an American Pop Rock / Electronica band formed in Los Angeles, California by guitarist and lead vocalist Mason Musso. In early 2006 Metro Station released their first song "Seventeen Forever" on their MySpace Music website. The group's popularity on MySpace Music grew quickly, propelling Metro Station to the top of the MySpace Music Unsigned Band's charts.
Later that year, the band signed a recording contract with Columbia Records and RED Ink Records. In the July 2007 issue of music magazine Alternative Press, Metro Station was listed as one of the "22 Best Underground Bands (That Likely Won't Stay Underground for Long)."
Metro Station released their self-titled debut studio album in September 2007. The album had two singles released, "Kelsey" and "Control". In mid-2008 the band released the single "Shake It," which provided a significant amount of commercial exposure, and the song peaked in the top-ten of three US charts. The song peaked at No. 3 on Hot Digital Songs, No. 9 in the Pop 100, No. 10 in the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at No. 20 in the Hot Dance Airplay chart. The album charted at No. 39 in the Billboard 200, No. 1 Top Electronic Albums and No. 2 in the Top Heatseekers.
The band first toured in 2007 opening up for Motion City Soundtrack along with Anberlin and Mae. In 2008 they opened for Good Charlotte and Boys Like Girls in the Soundtrack of Your Summer Tour as well as headlining their own tour Disco Balls & Blow Up Dolls with Cash Cash, White Tie Affair and Tyga as the opening acts. In 2009 Metro Station toured in the Believers Never Die Part Deux Tour with Hey Monday, All Time Low, Cobra Starship and Fall Out Boy as well as opening for Miley Cyrus on her Arena tour. That same year, Metro Station contributed a song to the Alice In Wonderland soundtrack Almost Alice titled, "Where's My Angel."
On May 31, 2011, Musso released a new song, "Ain't So High", on YouTube. Soon after, he followed up with another new song, "Closer and Closer," produced by Blake Healy. Metro Station continued to perform throughout 2011, helping kick off the American Music Awards, as well as at various charity events, including "Why Hunger" campaign at Universal City Walk, and the 3rd Anniversary of the NOH8 campaign at the Los Angeles House of Blues.
Metro Station finished touring and playing a variety of venues at Sundance and SXSW in 2012 to make a return to the studio. Metro Station is set to release a new single, EP, and full-length album in 2013.
Bebe Rexha
Music fans may still be getting familiar with Bebe Rexha's name, but they've already grown to love her sound. She's the songwriter behind a monster hit and has upcoming collaborations with some of the biggest names in music. With the release of her single, "I Can't Stop Drinking About You," a song that MTV calls a "certifiable smash," 2014 is shaping up to be the year Bebe Rexha takes center stage. Bebe is a first-generation Albanian-American from Brooklyn. Her major break into the music industry was as the front-woman for Pete Wentz's Black Cards project, where she honed her talents opening up for acts like Travis McCoy, Panic at The Disco and Bon Jovi. In 2012, Wentz decided to fold the project to refocus his attention on his group Fall Out Boy, and Bebe found herself doubting her direction. She channeled those emotions into "Monster Under My Bed," a dark, hypnotizing track produced by Frequency. "It was a breakthrough for me because I felt like I was accepting myself, my anxiety, the panic, all my flaws," Bebe says. Eminem remade "Monster Under My Bed" into "The Monster," featuring Rihanna. The song spent five weeks at #1 and sold a massive 3 million copies. Fans soon discovered Bebe's original demo online, and the buzz around her has been building since. Fresh off her songwriting success, Bebe released "I Can't Stop Drinking About You," an EDM-driven anthem about drinking through a breakup that Billboard describes as a "beguiling solo debut." With online streams of the audio and video in to the millions, "I Can't Stop Drinking About You" has all the makings of a chart-topping hit. Bebe draws from her experiences with romance, family difficulties and personal challenges to create electrifying tracks that are a combination of toughness and vulnerability. Her sound is as versatile as her subject matter. A self-professed EDM addict, with influences ranging across the genres of Alternative and Pop, Bebe has written with a slew of producers on her upcoming album, including Fraser T. Smith, Busbee and Stargate to name a few, and is a featured vocalist on the latest David Guetta and Pitbull albums. She most recently made a Billboard appearance writing for and singing on Cash Cash's dance hit "Take Me Home," that has spent over 13 weeks on the US Hot 100, and peaked at #5 and the UK singles chart. Singles like "I Can't Stop Drinking About You", produced by the The Monsters & Strangerz, are just one reason why in early 2014, Billboard named Bebe an artist that will define the year. She's keeping focused on the future as she works with Warner Bros. Records on her debut album. "If you chase mainstream radio you're already too late," she says. "I want to do something fresh and unique." With her authentic songwriting ability and unforgettable voice, Bebe Rexha is set to redefine pop music for years to come.
Black Boots
BLACK BOOTS co-conspirators Lightknife and Mikey Francis first joined forces in the summer of 2011 in a small apartment in the heart of Las Vegas. What started as a simple idea has rapidly evolved into a large-scale effort to give the emerging electronic dance music scene something different—timeless songs with substance, purpose and emotion.

"Signing with Ultra made the most sense for us," says BLACK BOOTS. "It's a big label with an independent spirit that gives us the opportunity to expose our music and vision to the world without compromising our art."

What sets BLACK BOOTS apart in today's electronic music world is their intricate backstory and vision. Imagine a dystopian landscape void of freedom. You can't say what you want. You can't emote how you want. You can't listen to the music you choose. It's an alternate reality ruled by an oppressive government clad in white uniforms and dominating with an iron fist. However, there is a symbol of hope on the horizon.

Enter two musical rebels known only as BLACK BOOTS. They are here for one reason alone, and that is to carry their message to the masses. They come armed with explosive big room anthems, punk rock attitude, orchestral breakdowns and massive pop melodies. They deliver an unforgettable performance. They offer an escape. With revolution in their hearts and on their minds, they're about to stomp right through modern electronic dance music.

"We're building a bridge here," declares Lightknife. "BLACK BOOTS has got an electronic body, but a rock 'n' roll soul. At the same time, the songwriting is genuine and organic. It's written with feeling."

"BLACK BOOTS encourages chaos, sexuality, expression, and independence," affirms Lightknife. "We're freedom, and we're lawless." On the topic of electronic music, he states, "It's not coincidental that dance music has risen to its current point of success. In times like this, people turn to the things that allow them to lose themselves. We aim to fuel that sentiment."

Live, they certainly do. In fact, the onstage experience reflects the larger-than-life story at the core of the music as Mikeysings his heart out and Lightknife orchestrates the production in real-time via midi controllers, sequencers and synthesizers. Mikey elaborates, "We want people to tap back into their primal selves and experience something organic and real. If people walk away from our show with an experience, they'll remember it for the rest of their lives."

Ultimately, BLACK BOOTS are fostering a connection that is as timeless as it is innovative, and this is only the beginning of their story. "We want everyone to walk away with something that affects them emotionally," the two architects agree. It's romantic. It's dangerous. It's energetic. It's new.

It's BLACK BOOTS.
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Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Koo Koo Kanga Roo
Koo Koo Kanga Roo is an interactive live show unlike anything you have ever experienced. With the carefree simplicity of your kindergarten days, a Koo Koo Kanga Roo party is a dance extravaganza for all ages! The undeniable urge to move your body will lead you to the dance floor as you hear their catchy pop melodies and infectious dance beats. Their live show is jam packed with zany sing-alongs and choreographed group dancing that is guaranteed to have the crowd on their feet and engaged in the fun! Koo Koo Kanga Roo's ideas and dreams are firmly based around creating fun and interactive moments that will connect with everyone and last in their memories. Koo Koo Kanga Roo has even been described as a combination between the Beastie Boys and Sesame Street. How can you not be excited for that?

The live show is really where the music comes to life and what the band is most passionate about. Each song has its own style of participation, some feature sing-alongs like "LMNOP" where the crowd joins in, singing about the best sounding letters in the alphabet or "No Crust" a passionate pièce de résistance about enjoying your PB&J sandwich just the way you want it, without the crust! Other songs feature simple dance moves that are taught throughout the song and are performed with the entire crowd. "Dinosaur Stomp" has the room stomping their feet and chomping with their arms like the jaws of their favorite dinosaur, and the audience will be shuffling side to side, arms outstretched during "Cody The Coyote". Each chorus in "What's That You Say?" showcases a new dance move (Robot, Airplane, Slo-Motion Run, Disco Dance, Freeze in Place) that Koo Koo Kanga Roo will teach you as the song progresses. As with everything Koo Koo Kanga Roo creates, simplicity is key. If the crowd participation element cannot be explained to the audience in the eight bar intro, it does not pass the Koo Koo Kanga Roo stamp of approval.

Neil and Bryan's hyperactive stage presence and warm personalities are the driving force onstage as the ringleaders of this circus-like extravaganza of FUN! They have a strong commitment to creating an accessible experience that will change your opinion on the limits of live entertainment. No more standing in the corner and watching the music, it time to get out on the floor and join in!

You can download all of Koo Koo Kanga Roo's music on their website for FREE because, for Koo Koo Kanga Roo, their desire to perform for their fans live and have them participate outweighs it all. Koo Koo Kanga Roo also wants to encourage a strong fan community where videos, remixes, artwork and sharing are a huge part of everything they do so get to work and share your creativeness with us!
Kosha Dillz
Kosha Dillz
Kosha Dillz has received major attention for his dedication to success. Cited by Source Magazine as "the hardest working man in hip hop" the New Jersey/Israeli MC has played every kind of gig, ranging from shows with Rza of the Wu Tang Clan, Matisyahu, and Asap Rocky to Macklemore to street performances outside Hollywood's Chinese Theatre. Think Don't Mess with the Zohan mixed with a Basketball Diaries story for a former Division I Wrestler.

That is Kosha in a nutshell.

Dillz' latest album Awkward in a Good Way, embraces the tougher side of his life story, from depression and addiction on songs like "Let Go" to the self embraced of "We are different" featuring Murs. Versatility and cultural can best be used to describe his stage show, where you'll hear raps in Hebrew, Spanish and English. He tells the jokes of his 2012 Bud Light Super Bowl commercial, his interesting appearance in the BET Awards, and how he became a playable video game character in NBA 2k. If you cant understand how that is Awkward in a Good Way, you should just show up to the front row and experience it for yourself. You will certainly learn something new.
Le Castle Vania
Le Castle Vania
Atlanta based and internationally known, Le Castle Vania, commonly known as Dylan Eiland, quickly escaped the local trappings of his hometown in Georgia to play music around the world. Atlanta's burgeoning music scene allowed him to develop his passion for music and nightlife, and he soon gained notoriety with his riotous DJ sets and penchant for production, which made him a household name in the dirty and distorted, indie-electro scene.

Since the summer of 2006, Le Castle Vania has toured nonstop, taking his catchy electro dance beats on the road. He blurs the lines between cultures and cliques, from Mexico City to London Town, with his own signatory sound. He has DJed along side some of today's hottest acts, such as Justice, MSTRKRFT, Simian Mobile Disco, Busy P, Uffie & Feadz, Kavinsky, Soulwax, Surkin, Para One, The Presets, Steve Aoki and Crystal Castles. However, Dylan prides himself on more than simply pushing vinyl for the masses. He's also an avid producer and engineer; when not on the road he's locked in the studio writing tracks from scratch and remixing his favorite bands. The attention he received from his remix of "Black Eyes" by Indie darlings Snowden (Jade Tree Records), quickly put Dylan on the map, the track continues to rock dance floors worldwide.

His signature sound blends grinding disco punk with strong electronic beats and catchy synth leads, resulting in banging electro music that is dark and dirty but somehow equally uplifting and dancey. New mixes to check out include Tigertron, an original work off of his first non-remix release, "Troubletron EP," and remixes of "Come Out" for 120 days (Vice Records) and "Bombs" for Scanners (Dim Mak Records), which have all received critical appraisal from the indie electro world.

URB Magazine included Le Castle Vania in their Next 100 for 2008, NYLON and Jane Magazine absolutely demand he play at their events. Fader, Flavorpill and BigStereo have all "raved" about his remixes.

His most recent creative endeavor is one part musical production, one part DJ performance, one part Blake Miller of Moving Units/Weird Science notoriety, and numerous parts of innovation…namely Lies In Disguise. After finding a home at So Sweet Records and cranking out some original tracks and remixes for Partyshank and Toxic Avenger, these two have gained notoriety as the up-and-comers to keep your eye on. They are currently working on remixes for Shinichi Osawa and Late of the Pier and are gearing up for a DJ tour to Mexico and Europe.
MC Lars
MC Lars
MC Lars, real name Andrew Nielsen, (born October 6, 1982 in Berkeley, California) is an American rapper. He is the self-proclaimed originator of "post-punk laptop rap". He has recorded for Truck Records in the UK and his Laptop EP is licensed to Sidecho Records in the USA. He was formerly known as MC Lars Horris but changed his pseudonym to MC Lars in 2004 for the sake of simplicity.
New Beat Fund
New Beat Fund
New Beat Fund birthed when a piggy bank with the words "New Beat Fund" encrypted on it was catapulted into the facade of a corporate building. No joke. Somewhere in that transaction it became apparent a jar full of "fuck you's" and "I owe you's" would no longer lend it's help to an artist. So we started our own fund; no debts to the bullshit, just a direct deposit from your's truly and the people who vibe what it is we're doing. And what exactly are we doing? We're letting our music run free, streaking down the beach, nuts hangin' in the Cali breeze, smokin' Cali trees. We shimmy shimmy to the sounds of the Timby, some Red Chili, Slim Shady, and one Foxy ass Lady. Reppin' real music flowin' from an honest place. Keepin' true to who we are, how we're feeling, what we're seeing around us and the way we react to it. Everything New Beat Fund is done 100% by New Beat Fund. Burnie Baker, Fat Snapz Lalib, Buttonwill McKill, and Silky Johnson. No need for specificity. So vibe some tunes, whether you're coolin' with your gurl or partying with your friends, this is for you. Have a good time, that's what we're doing. Thanx for donating. Peace. NBF $($)$
SPLITBREED
Splitbreed are the embodiment of their name. A trio of members: the native Hawaiian brothers Kalani and Taui Moe and the east coast based Kyle Cunningham not only sport diverse blood-lines, but their fusion of EDM and Hip/Hop also proves true to name.
Astounding accomplishments of the talented trifecta include the number one glitch-hop track on Beatport of 2013 with over one million plays, only two years after the group's inception. One of multiple chart busters, Splitbreed has also collaborated with the likes of: Pegboard Nerds, Excision, Barely Alive, Tut Tut Child, Astronaut, Varien, Dodge & Fuski, and many more.
The aforementioned releases have spanned multiple labels from Monstercat to Play Me, and even including Ultra and Sony Music Europe.
Showing no signs of slowing down, Splitbreed boasts the support of nearly every major electronic music blog as well as several prominent promotion networks. Between the energy in their live performances and the continued tradition of quality releases, upcoming LP "Mile High" is set to obliterate any and all competition while establishing this trio as the best in EDM rap music.
boymeetsworld
Forget the 90's coming of age television sitcom that comes to mind with the name, BoyMeetsWorld. BoyMeetsWorld, the band, is here to erase those thoughts and show you that drive and belief in your self is everything you need to succeed.

This musical powerhouse tackles the obstacles of growing up, setting sights on your future and having a little fun while doing so.
Rivers Monroe
Rivers Monroe
Rivers Monroe -- an extremely energetic, driving, and mainstream brand of music, flavored with a fresh, new, rock/pop/pop-punk mixture.
Seaway
We are a pop-punk band of 5 friends from Oakville, ON Canada who play the music we grew up on and continue to love. Influenced by Blink-182, Sum-41 and New Found Glory, we aren't trying to re-invent the style but instead push it forward. Download the debut EP for free.
Sirens And Sailors
Sirens and Sailors is an American metalcore band from Rochester, New York, that was formed in 2005. They have released two EPs and two LPs; their most recent is entitled Skeletons, which was released on October 29, 2013 via Artery Recordings and Razor & Tie. The band was formerly represented by Tragic Hero Records during 2012 as reported by Alternative Press.Sirens and Sailors have shared the stage with numerous national acts including Hundredth, Stray From the Path, My Ticket Home, The Crimson Armada, and Ice Nine Kills.Sirens and Sailors is currently managed by Cory Hajde of The Artery Foundation.The band signed to Artery Recordings and Razor & Tie on June 4, 2013. Sirens and Sailors is often depicted as Sirens & Sailors, S&S, or simply, SandS.
The Dirty Nil
The Dirty Nil play rock and roll. Loud, distorted, and out of control, they play like it's a fever they're trying to sweat out. Reveling in the din of distorted guitars, pounding drums, and desperately howled vocals, the Hamilton Ontario three-piece makes music for turntables and hi-fi's - music for dive bars and house parties - for beer drinking and joint smoking - for road trips and barbecues - for fighting and yelling and shouting and singing and screaming and howling - for sweating and bleeding - trying and failing and trying again anyways. Gravel-in-your guts, spit-in-your-eye, staggering, bloodthirsty rock and roll. They have two 7"s available that capture the snarl and destructive noise they create. The Dirty Nil play rock and roll - cause they couldn't do a damn thing else if they tried.
The Karma Killers
Bands form and bands dismantle. It's a cycle, which much like a revolving door, never ends. Except every now and then a group of people with the same passion, the same sense of direction, and the same love of music come together to break the cycle. After countless trials and errors in other outfits, Mikey James (Vocals//Guitar), Steve Kopf (Guitar//Vocals), Mango (Bass), and Ettore Fritz (Drums) stepped through the revolving door together and crossed to other side as The Karma Killers.

The undeniable chemistry between the band had them instantaneously getting down to work, but also letting the creative process take them where it may. "The worst thing you can do as a musician is force a song or a feeling. Great ideas are inside everyone, the hardest part is learning to be patient enough to let them come out," comments Kopf. With that in mind, The Karma Killers scrounged up every penny they could find and left New Jersey to record in Hollywood. During the few months of their west coast adventure, they took to writing and really crafting a genuine sound to offer up. The final product of their efforts wasn't exactly what the band had hoped it would be. Rather than throwing in the towel, they took it as a lesson to be learned in whom to trust and decided to put forth even more of an effort into their craft upon returning home.

To show for their commitment and continued perseverance, is the band's single "I'm Okay" and the playful video that accompanies it. A video, that was surprisingly shot through their own efforts by grabbing their instruments and a bottle of wine, and just doing what they do best. The gritty rock sound that The Karma Killers lace with nothing more than honesty, is sure to transcend from these first efforts into forthcoming material. And new sounds aren't far off, as the band is set to hit the studio with Shep Goodman and Aaron Accetta to begin crafting their next release. All of this is surely just the beginning for The Karma Killers, as they have finally found the perfect elements, in each other and their music, to be a band that stands the test of time.
Youth In Revolt
Youth in Revolt is a band of 5 based out of Howell, NJ. Starting in late 2012, Y.I.R. consists of 5 talented musicians. With an explosive start to this new band, they look to continue the hype and take this world by storm. Get ready for your new obsession. Get ready for Youth in Revolt.

We love all you guys helping us live our dreams and we love nothing more than providing a soundtrack for your life and hope to always be a part of it. ♥
Alvarez Kings
Alvarez Kings
Famed for their energetic live shows and charismatic performances the self acclaimed PROGRESSIVE POP band have been tipped by many as the next big thing to break out of Yorkshire. It is this live show that has garnered them nationwide media attention,
with NME describing them as having "bucket-loads of attitude with cut-throat guitar riffs and a gritty charm" and The Guardian saying "Sheffield's Alvarez Kings are a must see. Their energetic progressive pop sound will get everyone dancing."
Baby Baby
Baby Baby
"At first glance, the motley crew of Fontez Brooks (Vocals, Guitar), Kyle Dobbs (Bass), and Grant Wallace (Drums), along with newcomer Colin Boddy (Percussion) do not seem like serious musicians. It might be the fact that they are constantly shirtless, wearing only fluorescent colored short-shorts. Maybe it's the tribal face paint that they sport at shows. Or it could be that they named their last album something as nonsensical as Wabadabadaba. Whatever the case may be, one thing is for certain, Baby Baby is very serious - about having fun.

"We don't look serious, but in fact we are serious, we just have a very unusual way of showing it," drummer Grant Wallace explains. "When we go to shows, we want to have a good time. Most of the time, the majority of the people are not having fun. We are here to help the audience enjoy it and have a better time." Colin chimes in, "It's like a pep rally!"

Baby Baby's inception can be attributed to the bad attitudes and overall humdrum of one too many musical acts. The boys vowed to fill the gaping void in their hometown music scene with their own disjointed blend of pop / indie / rock that eschews pompousness for awesomeness." (Joshua Bottomley / Performer Magazine)
Born Cages
Indie/alt rock band signed to Washington Square. Blending the past and future to make the present. Debut album coming Spring 2015.

The indie/alt rock band from New York City thrives on creatively seeking freedom, whether it's in the studio or on stage. There's no rulebook or template, simply unhindered art in its purest form when Vlad Holiday [vocals/guitar], Matt Maroulakos [bass/keys], and Dave Tantao [drums] converge.

Forming in 2011, Born Cages has shared bills with a bevy of acts such as Hockey, Magic Man, X Ambassadors, Gold Fields, Royal Teeth, Said The Whale, Donald Cumming (of The Virgins) and Har Mar Superstar. They were even handpicked by Guns N' Roses to be the sole support band on two sold out GN'R club shows.

Their latest single "Rolling Down the Hill" hit Top 10 at Alternative Specialty radio, with its music video winning mtvU's The Freshmen competition and a remix reaching #2 on Hype Machine's popular remix chart.

Born Cages' shared boundless mentality (a delicate alchemy of raw guitars and shimmering electronics) powers I'm Glad I'm Not Me, their forthcoming full-length debut. Produced by Jon Kaplan (Cage The Elephant, Walk The Moon) and Oliver Straus (Arctic Monkeys, Metric, Matt & Kim), I'm Glad I'm Not Me will be released this coming spring on Washington Square/Razor & Tie. For now, Born Cages offers a taste of what's to come with The Sidelines EP.
Candy Hearts
We are Mariel, Kris, Christian, and Christina. We like taking long drives, playing shows, touring, sleepovers, junkfood, and hanging out with our best buds.
Carousel Kings
Carousel Kings
We're a pop-punk band from Lancaster, PA. We want to engage our fans, make new friends, and eat as much pizza as possible, in that order. If you like pop-punk and fun, say hello at a show, we'll be sure to get along. Like a good neighbor, Carousel Kings is there.
Have Mercy
In the case of Baltimore's Have Mercy, what wins out-and what ultimately astounds-is raw, unfiltered passion. The band's debut LP, The Earth Pushed Back, was one of the most honest records of 2013-an album that fans of punk and emo from Brand New to Tigers Jaw to Taking Back Sunday simply couldn't afford to miss out on.

Produced by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer, many more), A Place Of Our Own is a refined, more muscular version of what they did well on The Earth Pushed Back - as if they trimmed the fat on some aspects of their sound while showing major growth across the board. It's an organic, sometimes subtle and sometimes very noticeable type of growth. Everyone simply sounds better from an instrumental perspective, and Swindle's gritty vocals have become only more defining this go-round.

Since forming in 2011, Swindle feels the band truly has "grown up as musicians and people and cannot wait for everyone to hear A Place Of Our Own."
Jule Vera
Jule Vera is a young female-fronted Indie Pop Rock band from Auburn, Alabama. Influences like The Pretty Reckless, The Killers, and No Doubt help the raw, poppy melodies and emotional lyrics fit in an artsy rock groove.
The three teenagers that make up Jule Vera met in 2010 and formed a group with a few other members to play local shows, one of which was a Battle of the Bands contest judged by the grammy nominated band After Edmund. The band won the contest because of the originality of one of their songs, which put them into contact with After Edmund frontman Mitch Parks, of Taken Productions. The band went on to record an EP with Parks, which brought three specific members of the group together, forming a totally new band with a better sound and better songs. The three decided to call the new band Jule Vera, and started playing shows from their upcoming EP in April 2013. Jule Vera's debut EP will release Fall 2013.
Knuckle Puck
Dad shorts. Taco bell. Pizza. Skateboards. JAIL.
Major League
Major League
OFFICIAL WEBSTORE: http://smarturl.it/mlmerch

"HARD FEELINGS" OUT NOW - http://nosleepstore.com/artist/major-league

"The Truth Is...Available on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp
"Variables" Available for download on iTunes and Bandcamp
"Cities and States" Split with Giants at Large can be found at
citiesandstatessplit.bandcamp.com


Website - http://smarturl.it/mlmerch or http://www.majorleague.limitedrun.com/
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/majorleaguenj
Tumblr - http://www.majorleaguepoppunk.tumblr.com/
Bandcamp - http://www.majorleague.bandcamp.com/
American Opera
American Opera
American Opera is a musical project consisting of John Bee and his friends. Hailing from Saginaw, Michigan and transplanted to New York City, American Opera draws comparisons to artists ranging from Modest Mouse to the Avett Brothers, Rilo Kiley to Iron and Wine. John's trademark voice stops conversations and draws immediate attention. The depth of his vocal delivery couples with his introspective and deeply personal lyrics to make a connection with anyone within earshot.

In the three years of American Opera's existence, he has released three EP's, including 2013's "Your Songs", an EP written based on fan-submitted true stories. He has toured incessantly, with nearly 200 live shows under his belt, including stops on the Acoustic Basement stage on the Vans Warped Tour, and dates with The Avett Brothers, Josh Ritter and the Royal City Band, Murder By Death, Owen, Cursive, and William Elliott Whitmore.

American Opera will enter the studio with producer Matt Goldman (Copeland, Anberlin, Underoath) this spring to begin work on his debut full-length album.
Brian Marquis
Brian Marquis
Brian Marquis, previously known as the guitarist/vocalist for the post-hardcore band Therefore I Am, was born and raised in New England; splitting time growing up between the Northwest hills of Connecticut and Boston, Massachusetts. Marquis served as a member of various bands before joining Therefore I Am in 2006. Despite scant radio airplay, the band developed a strong fan following on the strength of their ferocious live shows, and their 2006 EP, "You Are Connected." After successful years of touring with highlights on Vans Warped Tour and Rockstar Taste of Chaos Tour, the band was designated as one of the "Top Unsigned Bands of the Year" by Alternative Press Magazine. By 2009 the band was signed to Equal Vision Records and touring extensively with entire runs on Vans Warped Tour and in support of major post-hardcore acts, Alexisonfire, La Dispute, The Receiving End of Sirens, From First To Last, and Vanna. Therefore I Am announced their decision to break up in 2010, and this prompted the solo career of Marquis.

Marquis began performing solo in the summer of 2011 and by November he had formed his own record label, Harbinger Music Group, and released his debut EP 'Snow Damage' on CD, vinyl and digital. According to Alex DiVincenzo on AbsolutePunk.net, "Marquis has always been a skilled guitarist and provided pleasant backing vocals in Therefore I Am, but I was unaware of the true finesse of his voice prior to hearing his solo material." In addition to vocals and guitar, Marquis also played harmonica, lap steel, percussion and piano on the EP.

Upon moving from Boston to Los Angeles shortly before his EP release in the fall of 2011, Marquis approached Vans Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman with the idea of an all-acoustic stage at the Vans Warped Tour. The idea of having a dedicated acoustic stage run by a fellow musician and Warped veteran prompted Lyman to hire Marquis as Producer of the stage which Marquis had dubbed: The Acoustic Basement. In early 2012 Marquis was supporting Anthony Raneri (Bayside), A Loss for Words, Koji and immediately after his debut EP, Marquis followed up with a 6-song covers EP, "Beneath the Cover is Earth." That summer Marquis was featured on the entire 2012 Vans Warped Tour on the Acoustic Basement stage with acts like Chuck Ragan (Hot Water Music/The Revival Tour), Into It. Over It., Transit, Anti-Flag, Kris Roe (The Ataris), and Yellowcard.

The beginning of 2013 saw Marquis taking his idea of the Acoustic Basement out on it's own run as The Acoustic Basement Tour hitting intimate club performances around the US with Geoff Rickly (Thursday) and Vinnie Caruana (The Movielife & I Am the Avalanche). Major touring followed with another full run on the Vans Warped Tour Acoustic Basement Stage in 2013, The Revival Tour, and multiple shows with peers like The Dear Hunter.

The end of 2013 has been eventful for Marquis, entering the studio with producer Doug Grean (Scott Weiland/Sheryl Crow/Velvet/Tim McGraw) for his freshman full-length. Marquis has continued to tour with dates across the country and looks to have his full-length completed in late 2013. He has already been booked on the 2014 Acoustic Basement Tour and the entire 2014 Vans Warped Tour Acoustic Basement Stage.
Buttons
Buttons is the acoustic project and brainchild of singer songwriter Hutton Baird, a kid from San Diego with a big heart and a passion for music. Hutton writes as an outlet, each song conveying deep meaning and telling his story- the struggles, addiction, and overcoming personal demons.

In 2012, Button's first EP Little Dark, Little Grey was released. The songs were all written from a dark place, touching on the despair and hopelessness of an alcoholic. Underneath the upbeat melody, the words speak the truth of what a heartbreaking time it was.

In 2013 Bent and Broken was released as the last EP written under the influence of alcohol released shortly after Hutton began his life of sobriety.

Before spending the summer on the Vans Warped Tour, Buttons recorded a third EP titled War Stories that talks about getting sober and the pieces of himself that he found along the way. War Stories was available as a summer exclusive on the Vans Warped Tour, and will not be released online.

The Vans Warped Tour yielded great success for Buttons. In addition to averaging nearly 300 CD sales daily, the project was moved up from the Acoustic Basement Stage to the Kevin Says Stage and finished out playing on the Kia Electric Soul Main Stage. With sales through the roof, Buttons more than doubled it's fan base and set the stage for many upcoming tours.

Buttons has since re-located to Orlando, Florida and intends to begin writing and recorded a brand new LP for spring release.
Grey Gordon
Hailing from Fort Wayne, IN, Gordon got his start performing as a solo act in July of 2011. After a string of demos, he recorded his debut EP, Outgrowing Hope, which he released as a free download for fans. Over the next two years, Gordon continued to build a name for himself with additional free demos and eventually a follow-up EP, Sleepless, in 2012, which caught the attention of No Sleep president Chris Hansen.

"Truthfully, I couldn't be more shocked when Chris approached me about signing to No Sleep, but I'm obviously beyond ecstatic to be putting out this upcoming EP with them," says Gordon. "It's an incredible honor to get to be involved in something I've appreciated as an onlooker for the last few years. No Sleep is doing incredible things, and I honestly could not be more excited to be working with them, hopefully well into the future."

The heavily tattooed singer identifies as vegan and straight edge, which both factor into his musical ideology, along with topics ranging from depression to more overtly political content. He draws influence from artists such as Kind of Like Spitting, Elliott Smith, Superchunk, and a large contingent of the Midwest emo movement of the 90s.
Koji
Koji
"I think the good in people is never lost," Koji said. "And it's never gone from music. Music is an art form that celebrates potential. If you're looking for it, you're going to find it." - February 20, 2012 interview with Gaining Ground Media.Andrew Koji Shiraki is an American artist and activist from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA. He can be seen advocating with organizations such as Resolve and Invisible Children on behalf of the child soldiers being used by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in central and east Africa as well as Humility Now to help raise awareness about the homeless right here in the United States. His concerts feature a combination of music, storytelling, media and visual art, all aimed at empowering youth to create positive, lasting change and build community.In 2010, Koji released 4 records, each a unique effort. Seaside Sessions was a raw demo tape that came together in one day with producer Gabe Liberti at Seaside Lounge in Brooklyn. That spring, he hit the road with his demo in tow and almost immediately after upon returning home, Koji landed a deal with Run For Cover Records. In August, RFC released Spring Song Vol. 1 - a full-length live record tracked at intimate house shows on Koji's spring tour, followed by Some Small Way - Koji's first full band release. In October, No Sleep Records released a full-length 12" vinyl split with Chicago's Into It. Over It., entitled IIOI/KOJI, which was lauded by the Associated Press as one of 2010's Most Overlooked Albums, alongside artists like Mumford and Sons, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Gucci Mane.Last year, Koji was named one of Alternative Press magazine's "100 Bands To Know in 2011," and word of his talent is spreading fast. His latest release is his 12" vinyl-only split with long time friends, La Dispute, entitled Never Come Undone, which came out via No Sleep Records. The record was released amidst Koji's "Resolve Tour," where he performed in addition to sharing video and photography, collecting petition signatures and letters to congress seeking funding for the endangered LRA Strategy (it was eventually funded because of the youth advocacy community), and conducting community round table discussions to drive further into the issue of the LRA in central Africa, America's role in creating peace, and the power of an individual's voice to make change on this and any issue. His side of Never Come Undone features the song "Peacemaker" as well as Koji's take on Ted Leo's Biomusicology and was dedicated to fellow activist, Nate Henn, who was killed in 2010's World Cup bombing in Uganda.Koji's journey continues and 2012 is destined up to be a landmark year as he works tirelessly on two new studio efforts while also traveling for tapings of intimate DIY shows for a second installment of the Spring Song series. His concert tours and advocacy projects will take him all around the world several times over this year. And it remains Koji's commitment to his craft and his community that continue to drive the fervent support for his work in both music and activism.
Meghann Wright
Brooklyn-based Singer/Songwriter
Onward, ETC
Onward, etc. is a musical project put together by Rosco Wuestewald. Leaving the midwest at an early age, he started a journey traveling around the world which has developed into a project known as Onward, etc. The project connects musicians located throughout the country, enabling each tour and show be completely unique based on the different band members and the location of the stage. As with anything alive with electricity, permanent members have been picked up along the way. Wuestewald met violin player, KC Olsen, on an excursion in Hawaii in 2009. KC joined Rosco for a gig that evolved Onward, etc. into an unfaltering duo. Their live performances proved to be captivating as Wuestewald's voice carried out his heart wrenching lyrics accompanied by his punk rock roots and Olsen's stage jumping antics. The pair found themselves in the state of Washington and in the company of percussionist, Tom Pearson in 2011. Pearson's ability to match style with soul awakening sound of Onward, etc. earned him a permanent position and retired Wuestewald's suitcase percussion. The Onward, etc. project has been successful as the trio has acquired components and companions in Alaska, the Dakotas, Montana, Minnesota, New York City, Los Angeles, Oregon, and Hawaii. They have played with a dream-come-true list of bands featuring: Larry and His Flask, Skinny Lister, Lucero, Flogging Molly, Dropkick Murphys, The Goddamn Gallows, Reverend Horton Heat, and many more. They have been a part of Coachella and played Vans Warped Tour, SE Alaskan State Fair, and venues both intimate and rowdy throughout the U.S. This caught the eye of DC Jam Records who signed them in 2013. Onward, etc. lives by their name as they forge onward making a new album with DC Jam Records and Derek Obrien, gearing them up for another U.S. tour.

"it is hard to grasp how a body in constant motion can be a unifying force. These guys are an example of such a force. Spinning through the world, half musicians, half tornadoes, they carry with them a uniquely contagious will to live. Not in the sense of staying alive - far from it - but rather in living each day fearlessly, creatively, spontaneously and generously. I was fortunate enough to spend two weeks on the road with them this year, and continue to find inspiration in their music."
SayWeCanFly
SayWeCanFly is a one-man acoustic act from a small town in Ontario, Canada. Frontman Braden Barrie has devoted his teenage y ears to playing shows across Canada and the US, building his following and writing relatable music for his fan base. He shows listeners that no matter what struggles we face, we always have the power to make it through. Braden writes lyrics based around his strong belief that the world is falling away from love and emotional connection and wants to re-establish that bond between people through his art. "At the end of the day, we are all skin & bones with a beating heart, and that in itself should be enough to create a spark of love between everyone sharing this earth" Braden says. SayWeCanFly has been featured in Alternative Press Magazine, PureVolume, BryanStars YouTube Channel, and has also played dates of the Vans Warped Tour. Braden has been touring under the name SayWeCanFly for three years now, playing throughout North America. From humble DIY beginnings to quickly rising above many of those in the industry, SayWeCanFly represents the journey of turning a passion into a career.
Venue Information:
Merriweather Post Pavilion
10475 Little Patuxent Parkway
Columbia, Maryland, 21044
http://www.merriweathermusic.com/