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Ratboys // New Album "GN" Announced, Song Premiere on The Fader, Tour Dates with PWR BTTM & Pet Symmetry

AOID, the debut album from Chicago’s Ratboys, holds a special place in my mental music library. When I first heard it, it wasn’t out yet, and was shared with me via a link through a mutual friend. Even in the sterile environment of a SoundCloud private stream, I became captivated with the storytelling of Julia Steiner’s lyrics and how they pair seamlessly with the exceptional playing and creative leads concocted by Guitarist Dave Sagan. I immediately found myself scrounging the internet for other material from the duo (and was not disappointed). I was emailing them later that day—sometimes you just know.

AOID quickly became one of my favorite albums and Ratboys one of my favorite bands. I now count them among my good friends and have seen them perform dozens and dozens of times all around the world. They’re a truly special band and wonderful people that we’re thrilled to be working with.

Today we’re excited to announce that we will be releasing the band’s new album GNon CD, cassette, vinyl & digitally on June 30th. Pre-orders are available now as well as the first taste of the new album in the form of lead single “Control”—it’s streaming now over on The Fader.

There’s an airy, almost leisurely charm about Ratboys’ music that they’re somehow able to conjure time and time again. GN continues this trend beautifully and we can’t wait to share it with you.

Catch the band on tour (and playing some new songs!) this spring and summer—dates and info are below and tickets are on sale now.

  • 05.26.17 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s %
  • 05.27.17 - Howell, MI @ Bled Fest %
  • 05.28.17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall’s %
  • 05.30.17 - Boston, MA @ Middle East %
  • 05.31.17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right %
  • 06.01.17 - Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle %
  • 06.30.17 - Chicago, IL @ Schuba's (Record release show)
  • 07.25.17 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court #
  • 07.27.17 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird #
  • 07.29.17 - Chicago, IL @ Wicker Park Fest
  • 07.30.17 - Cleveland, OH @ Mahall's #

% = w/ Pet Symmetry
# = w/ PWR BTTM

Thanks for listening!!

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mouse on the keys // European Tour Dates

In just a few weeks, mouse on the keys will be traveling to Europe for a co-headlining tour with Mutiny on the Bounty! Since the release of their EP Out Of Body, the band has been doing some serious touring, covering Canada, the US, and now Europe!

  • April 28 – Luxembourg, LX @ Rotondes
  • April 29 – Liege, BE @ Kultura
  • April 30 – Brighton, UK @ Patterns
  • May 1 – London, UK @ Rich Mix
  • May 3 – Wurzburg, DE @ Cairo
  • May 5 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vera
  • May 6 – Hamburg, DE @ Molotov
  • May 8 – Prague, CZ @ Underdogs Ballroom
  • May 9 – Berlin, DE @ Kantine Am Berghain
  • May 11 – Duisburg, DE @ Grammatikoff
  • May 12 – Mainz, DE @ Schon Schoen

Visit this page for tour info and ticket links.

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No Vacation // West Coast Tour Dates

In a couple months, No Vacation will be doing a run of tour dates with The Bilinda Butchers! This will be the band's first time touring the West Coast, so be sure to catch them on any of the following dates:

  • 5/27 - Davis, CA @ Sudwerks Berwery *
  • 5/31 - Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern *
  • 6/3 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers
  • 6/5 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
  • 6/7 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
  • 6/8 - Santa Barbara, CA @ USSB-KCSB The Courtyard
  • 6/9 - San Francisco, CA @ The Rickshaw Stop

*No Vacation only

Tickets and more info available here.

No Vacation is one of the most recent addition to our roster, and we are so excited to get to share their music with y'all! In case you missed it, they put out a new single at the beginning of the month called "Mind Fields", which perfectly accompanies the warm spring weather. You can stream it on Spotify now.

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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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mouse on the keys // 'Out of Body' Available Today!

Hailing from Tokyo, Japan, mouse on the keys is a band that truly transcends genres. Their latest release is out today – Out of Body is an EP that will redefine how you think of math-rock. When premiering it, The AV Club said, "there’s a simple beauty in the trio’s music, as piano, keys, and drums coalesce into something experimental, yet wholly digestible."

Want to grab a copy of your own? Head over to any of these places and treat yourself with an EP that's anything but boring.

Out of Body will be available on vinyl this Friday. Use this link to locate a record store in your area that carries it.

mouse on the keys will also be touring North America throughout the upcoming months. Tickets and more info are available now.

  • Feb 16 - St-Hyacinthe, QC @ Le Zaricot
  • Feb 17 - Sherbrooke, QC @ Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke
  • Feb 22 - Jonquière, QC @ Café-Théâtre Coté-Cour
  • Feb 23 - Québec, QC @ Le Cercle
  • Feb 24 - Shawinigan, QC @ Maison de la culture Francais-Brisson
  • Feb 25 - Trois-Rivières, Qc @ Centre culturel Pauline-Julien
  • Mar 1 - Rimouski, QC @ Espace Scène da la salle de spectacles Desjardins-Télus
  • Mar 2 - Carleton, QC @ Quai des arts de Carleton - Maximum 90
  • Mar 4 - Cap-aux-Meules, QC (Iles de la Madeleine) @ Pas Perdu
  • Mar 7 - Saint Catharines, ON @ Robertson Theatre | FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
  • Mar 8 - Toronto, ON @ Harbourfront Centre Theatre
  • Mar 9 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Bebblebrox
  • Mar 10 - Montréal, QC @ L’Astral (Montréal en Lumière)
  • Mar 11 - Joliette, QC @ La Mitaine
  • March 13, 2017 - Detroit @ The Loving Touch *
  • March 14, 2017 - Chicago @ Lincoln Hall *
  • March 16, 2017 - Baltimore @ Baltimore Soundstage *
  • March 17, 2017 Philadelphia @ Boot & Saddle *
  • March 18, 2017 - New York @ (le) posisson rouge *
  • March 19, 2017 - Boston @ The Sinclair *

*with LITE

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Heat // 'Overnight' Out Now!

We are absolutely thrilled to finally get to share Heat's debut LP, Overnight, with the world! It is officially out everywhere today and the feedback has already been amazing. Co-produced by the talented Alex Newport (Death Cab, ATDI), it has gained the attention of Bandcamp, who selected it as their "Album of the Day" on January 9th, saying, "every song on Overnight is immaculately constructed; big, pealing guitars kick out unapologetically melodic leads, basslines roam anxiously among thumping percussion, Sharma seethes and sneers; every element joins forces for soaring, Pretty in Pink choruses."

You can grab your copy through any of these retailers:

In case you missed it, Heat is taking off on a North American tour in a couple weeks – tickets are available now and check out the dates below.

  • 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 @ Foam Dome ~
  • 02.11.17 – Guelph, ON @ Hillside Inside Festival
  • 02.12.17 – Hamilton, ON @ Casbah ~
  • 02.24.17 – Sherbrooke, QC @ La Petite Boite Noire
  • 02.25.17 – Alma @ Cafe du Clocher
  • 03.03.17 – Trois-Rivières @ Cafe Frida
  • 03.04.17 – Saint-Hyacinthe, QC @ Zaricot
  • 03.08.17 – New Haven, CT @ BAR ^
  • 03.09.17 – New York, NY @ Mercury Lounge *
  • 03.10.17 – Baltimore, MD @ Windup Space *
  • 03.11.17 – Raleigh, NC @ Local 506 ^
  • 03.13.17 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 ^
  • 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 #

~ w/ Twist
* w/ Mercury Girls + Navy Gangs
^ w/ Navy Gangs
# w/ Jon McKiel

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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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Oyama // Tour Dates with Foxing

In March-April of 2017, Oyama will be accompanying Foxing for 6 European tour dates!

  • March 13th: Glasgow UK @ Stereo
  • March 14th: Manchester, UK @ Deaf Insitutue
  • March 15th: Leeds, UK @ Brudenell Social Club
  • March 16th: London, UK @ Scala
  • March 17th: Leicester, UK @ Firebug
  • April 12th: Reykjavik, IS @ Hurra

Tickets and more info can be found HERE.

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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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