Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) // "A Keepsake" Music Video
Today, Empire! Empire! (I Was a Lonely Estate) put out their very first music video—and it's amazing. "A Keepsake" premiered via BrooklynVegan, where you can read all about what inspired the style of this incredible video, which was animated by the talented Jeremy Lowther.
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
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.
Today we're excited to announce Joy, Departed, the new record from Sorority Noise, set to be released June 16th. Pre-orders for the album will be available on May 12th, 2015 (sign up here to be notified when they do), alongside the premiere of the first single from the record. You can watch the Joy, Departed teaser video below, where some weird looking members of Sorority Noise talk about the writing process behind this brilliant new record.
The follow up to last year's debut record Forgettable (released by Broken World Media and StormChasers in the US, Dog Knights in the UK and Europe), Joy, Departed is a dynamic and thrilling step forward for Sorority Noise. One year, two music degrees and a whole lot of openness and expression went into the creation of this beautifully crafted record. With an album full of lovely orchestral swells, Weezer-esque guitar solos and cheery pop hits, the band shows off their versatility and talent on throughout the album, creating a perfect front to back record. The incredible sincerity frontman and lyricist Cameron Boucher puts into his songs is impressive — and when backed with this much musical talent, we're really excited to see where this year takes them.
The album's track listing and cover art are up now and the band has a pretty insane run of touring lined up in the coming months with Modern Baseball, Spraynard, The Weaks, Clique, Fireworks, Turnover, Motion City Soundtrack and The Spill Canvas — dates and info are below:
5/22 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar*
5/23 - Howell, MI @ Bled Fest
5/24 - Cleveland, OH @ Beachland Ballroom*
5/27 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary#
5/28 - Amityville, NY @ The Amityville Music Hall#
5/29 - New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall#
5/30 - Cambridge, MA @ The Middle East Upstairs#
6/02 - Ottowa, ON @ Ritual#
6/03 - Toronto, ON @ Hardluck Bar#
6/04 - Buffalo, NY @ The Waiting Room#
6/05 - Lakeland, OH @ Mahall's 20 Lanes#
6/06 - Chicago, IL @ The Beat Kitchen#
6/07 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter#
7/11 - Joliet, IL @ Mojoes^
7/12 - Lansing, MI @ Common Ground Music Festival^
7/14 - Nashville, TN @ Exit In^
7/16 - St. Petersburg, Fl @ The State Theatre^
7/17 - Orlando, FL @ The Beach Theatre ^
7/18 - Wilmington, NC @ Ziggy's By The Sea^
7/20 - Norfolk, VA @ Norva^
7/21 - Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Sound Stage^
7/24 - Westbury, NY @ The Space at Westbury^
7/25 - Hartford, CT @ The Webster Theater^
7/26 - Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall^
7/27 - Clifton, NY @ Upstate Concert Hall^
7/29 - Toronto, ON @ Opera House^
7/30 - Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall^
7/31 - Kalamazoo, MI @ District Square^
8/01 - Peoria, IL @ Limelight Eventplex^
8/02 - Indianapolis, IN @ Deluxe^
* with Modern Baseball, Spraynard, The Weaks & Clique
# with Fireworks & Turnover
^ Motion City Soundtrack Commit This To Memory Tour w/ The Spill Canvas