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Slingshot Dakota // 7" and Tour Announcement

Today, Slingshot Dakota premiered a new track entitled "Grudge"! It's part of a two song 7" called Broken to be released on Friday, which will be joint release from us and Specialist Subject Records. You can purchase your own copy now. Slingshot stay true to their meaningful lyrics and catchy instrumentals with this song, which DIY magazine called "melodic and crushing in equal parts, and reaches a thunderous climax, with bucketloads of dissatisfaction being spat out."


Additionally, the band will be heading oversees in May for a run of UK dates with Petal!

  • May 6: Bristol - Deadpunk Special
  • May 8: Manchester - Retro Bar
  • May 9: Glasgow - Hug & Pint
  • May 10: Leeds - Wharf Chambers
  • May 11: Nottingham - JT Soar
  • May 12: Southampton - Joiners
  • May 13: London - DIY Space For London
  • May 14: Brighton - The Hope

Purchase tickets and get more info here.

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Del Paxton // "Koolwink" Song Premiere

Stereogum just premiered "Koolwink" by Del Paxton, which they said "combines the smooth melodic sensibilities of mid-’90s emo with the more hook-minded approach."

Check out this first single from the band's upcoming full-length, All Day, Every Day, All Night.

Pre-orders are available through our storehere.

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Heat // "Lush" Music Video + Tour Dates

The music video for "Lush" by Heat premiered on Clrvynt and Chart Attack today!

Heat is also doing a bunch of tour dates early next year!

  • Feb. 2 — Montreal, QC @ Ritz PDB
  • Feb. 4 — Quebec, QC @ L’Anti
  • Feb. 8 — Ottawa, ON @ Dominion Tavern
  • Feb. 9 — Toronto, ON @ Baby G
  • Feb. 10 — London, ON @ NZK Palace
  • Feb. 11 — Guelph, ON @ Hillside Inside Festival
  • Feb. 12 — Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
  • Feb. 24 — Sherbrooke, QC @ La Petite Boite Noire
  • Mar. 4 — Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Zaricot
  • Mar. 8 — New Haven, CT @ BAR (w/ Navy Gangs)
  • Mar. 9 — New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge (w/ Mercury Girls + Navy Gangs)
  • Mar. 10 — Baltimore, MD @ The Windup Space (w/ Mercury Girls + Navy Gangs)
  • Mar. 11 — Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 (w/ Navy Gangs)
  • Mar. 14 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • Mar. 15 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • Mar. 16 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • Mar. 17 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • Mar. 18 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • Mar. 19 — Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • Apr. 18 — St John, NB @ Callahans Pub
  • Apr. 19 — Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning
  • Apr. 20 — Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern
  • Apr. 21 — Fredericton, NB @ Flourish Festival
  • Apr. 22 — Moncton, NB @ Claude’s House

Tickets and more info

Pre-order their debut full-length.

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CLIQUE // Wishful Thinking Music Video

Today The Key WXPN premiered CLIQUE's video for "Wishful Thinking" which was filmed and edited by Good Boy Audiovisual (another project of bassist Travis Arterburn).

They also have the following Philly shows coming up:

  • December 15th @ Everybody Hits
  • December 29th @ The Pharmacy
  • January 26th @ Johnny Brenda’s

Tickets and more info here.

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Melt // Riffer Cassette

Riffer by MELT will be the 11th installment of our Cassette Series! Check out the full album streaming on GoldFlakePaint today before its official release this Friday.

You can pre-order the cassette on our US store now.

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Heat // Album Announcement + Tour Dates

We are so excited to be working with Heat to release their debut LP, Overnight on January 20th! BrooklynVegan is streaming the single, "Lush" today and said, "the LP finds them expanding their atmospheric VU/JAMC-influenced postpunk sound into poppier territory."

Pre-order 'Overnight'

In addition to the M for Montreal Festival in their hometown, the band will be touring Canada and heading to SXSW early next year:

  • 11.19.16 – Montreal, QC @ Matahari (M for Montreal)
  • 02.02.17 – Montreal, QC @ Ritz PDB
  • 02.04.17 – Quebec, QC @ L’Anti
  • 02.08.17 – Ottawa, ON @ Dominion Tavern
  • 02.09.17 – Toronto, ON @ Baby G
  • 02.10.17 – London, ON @ NZK Palace
  • 02.11.17 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Inside Festival
  • 02.12.17 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah
  • 02.24.17 – Sherbrooke, QC @ La Petite Boite Noire
  • 03.04.17 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Zaricot
  • 03.14.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.15.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.16.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.17.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.18.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 03.19.17 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
  • 04.18.17 – St John, NB @ Callahans Pub
  • 04.19.17 – Sackville, NB @ Thunder & Lightning
  • 04.20.17 – Halifax, NS @ Seahorse Tavern
  • 04.21.17 – Fredericton, NB @ Flourish Festival
  • 04.22.17 – Moncton, NB @ Claude’s House

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DANGERS // New Music Video + East Coast and European Tour Dates

After recently releasing their newest full-length, The Bend in the Break, DANGERS just put out a video for "Kiss With Spit". It was directed by Ricky Lesser and Mitch Wells and BrooklynVegan said it "matches the song’s pissed-off vibes."

The band also just announced East Coast and European dates:

EAST COAST:
12/26: NYC @ Shea Stadium
12/28: Montclair, NJ @ The Meat Locker
12/29: Wallingford, CT @ WAMLEG
12/30 (evening): Worcester, MA @ Distant Castle and
12/30 (night): Boston, MA @ Middle East
12/31 (matinee): Brooklyn, NY @ Gold Sounds

EUROPE w/ Swain:
1/2: London, UK @ Black Heart *just DANGERS
1/3: Cologne, DE @ Privat
1/4: Antwerp, BE @ Den Eglantier
1/5: Utrecht, NL @ Ekko
1/6: Berlin, DE @ Jugendklub Linse
1/7: Darmstadt, DE @ Oettinger Villa

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Happy Diving // Album Premiere via Heartbreaking Bravery, On Full US Tour Now

We are ~officially~ releasing Electric Soul Unity by Happy Diving on August 19th, but Heartbreaking Bravery has an advance stream of the entire album which they describe as "a record that examines the human condition in dire moments, yet recognizes that there’s so much more than some small modicum of life-giving moments that also comprise those stretches." The album's in stock on all formats and shipping now.

Happy Diving just started their first ever US Tour — dates and info below:

  • July 23, 2016 - Oakland, CA @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • July 24, 2016 - Santa Rosa, CA @ Arlene Francis Center for Spirit, Art, and Politics - get tickets
  • July 25, 2016 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Hi Hat - get tickets
  • July 26, 2016 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar - get tickets
  • July 27, 2016 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress - get tickets
  • July 28, 2016 - Albuquerque, NM @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • July 29, 2016 - Oklahoma City, OK@ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • July 30, 2016 - Fort Worth, TX @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • July 31, 2016 - Houston, TX @ Vinyl Edge Records - get tickets
  • August 02, 2016 - Nashville, TN @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 04, 2016 - Richmond, VA @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 05, 2016 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook - get tickets
  • August 06, 2016 - Baltimore, MD @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 07, 2016 - Philadelphia, PA @ Lava Space - get tickets
  • August 08, 2016 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium BK - get tickets
  • August 10, 2016 - Providence, RI @ Tommy's Place - get tickets
  • August 11, 2016 - Allston, MA @ Great Scott - get tickets
  • August 12, 2016 - Amherst, MA @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 13, 2016 - Montreal, QC @ Poisson Noir - get tickets
  • August 14, 2016 - Toronto, ON @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 15, 2016 - Detroit, MI@ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 16, 2016 - Milwaukee, WI @ Hi Dive - get tickets
  • August 17, 2016 - Bloomington, IN @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 18, 2016 - Eau Claire, WI @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 19, 2016 - Duluth, MN @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 20, 2016 - Minneapolis, MN@ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 21, 2016 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Total Drag Records - get tickets
  • August 24, 2016 - Calgary, AB @ Tubby Dog - get tickets
  • August 26, 2016 - Vancouver, BC @ Antisocial Skate Shop - get tickets
  • August 27, 2016 - Seattle, WA @ Neumo's - get tickets
  • August 28, 2016 - Olympia, WA @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 29, 2016 - Portland, OR @ Unknown venue - get tickets
  • August 30, 2016 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill - get tickets

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Slingshot Dakota // New Music Video Premiering on NPR, On Tour Now with Dikembe

Slingshot Dakota have a couple more dates left on their tour with Dikembe, as well as playing Musikfest in Bethlehem, PA:

  • July 28, 2016 - Gainesville, FL @ Loosey's - get tickets
  • July 29, 2016 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub - get tickets
  • August 8, 2016 - Bethlehem, PA @ Musikfest - get tickets

In addition to these, Slingshot will also be playing both Fest and Pre-Fest in Florida!

NPR just premiered the official video for Slingshot Dakota's "Paycheck" off their latest album, Break! They had some really nice things to say about this lovely, colorful, energetic video: "Paycheck" is an anthem for small-town punks; it's meant to be heard in basements, which makes this video fitting. It's music you're supposed to mosh to, getting out every last emotion as you deal with the comedowns that happen while "trying to make it."

Little Elephant is one of our very favorite DIY live session squads! They just put up a great video of Slingshot Dakota's song, "Yes", and we know you're gunna dig it.

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Bellows // "Fist & Palm" On Cassette, Song Premieres on NPR and The Fader, Tour with PWR BTTM & Lisa Prank

I should preempt everything here in saying that, to date, Bellows' new album Fist & Palm is my favorite of this year. It's a fantastic record that takes me through the gamut of emotion. From grandiose soaring pop highs to introspective sullen lows, the album's eleven tracks are ambitious in scope, sonic palette and execution. Fist & Palm is at once familiar but constantly expanding ever slightly into new territory creating something fresh that — for me, personally — invokes the excitement I recall feeling when discovering K acts like Mirah or The Blow paired with the euphoria of M83's Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. It's an exciting combination we're truly proud to be involved with in any capacity.

We'll be releasing Fist & Palm September 30, 2016 as part of our monthly cassette subscription series (Double Double Whammy are handling digital, vinyl & CD). You can pre-order an individual cassette copy of the album or pick up our entire subscription now.

NPR's All Songs Considered released "Thick Skin" earlier this summer saying at the heart of the song "is the message that one of the most freeing parts of life is the search for satisfaction, not the arrival of satisfaction itself" and that it has an "absolutely lovely, intimate quality." Yesterday The Fader shared album standout "Orange Juice".

Bellows are also embarking on a US tour with PWR BTTM and Lisa Prank this summer. All dates below.

  • 10/22 - Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace ^
  • 10/24 - Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar Room ^
  • 10/25 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s ^
  • 10/26 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen ^
  • 10/27 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry ^
  • 10/28 - Omaha, NE @ Milk Run ^
  • 10/30 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge ^
  • 11/1 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^
  • 11/2 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux ^
  • 11/3 - Walla Walla, WA @ Billsville West ^
  • 11/4 - Vancouver, BC @ 333 Clark ^
  • 11/5 - Seattle, WA @ The Vera Project ^
  • 11/6 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios #
  • 11/7 - Eugene, OR @ The Boreal ^
  • 11/9 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop ^
  • 11/11 - Los Angeles, CA @ Bootleg Theater ^
  • 11/12 - Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge ^
  • 11/14 - Austin, TX @ The Mohawk ^
  • 11/15 - Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ^
  • 11/16 - Jackson, MS @ Big Sleepy’s ^
  • 11/17 - Nashville, TN @ The End ^
  • 11/18 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade ^
  • 11/20 - Durham, NC @ The Pinhook ^
  • 11/21 - Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
  • 11/22 - Philadelphia, PA @ PhilaMOCA ^
  • 11/23 - Somerville, MA @ ONCE Somerville ^

^ w/ PWR BTTM & Lisa Prank

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