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Joyce Manor Announce Headline Tour

Los Angeles pop-punk outfit Joyce Manor has announced a US headlining tour in support of the new album Never Hungover Again which is out on July 22 on Epitaph Records. Joyce Manor will play FYF Fest in LA as well as supporting select dates with Brand New. Their new single Catalina Fight Song is available on iTunes now.

Joyce Manor was conceived in the back of a car over a cheap bottle of booze in the Disneyland parking lot – the kind of beginning that California dreams are really made of. In 2011, Joyce Manor’s self-titled debut was impactful with its standout anthem Constant Headache. Lauded favourite, Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired, was released in 2012 on Asian Man. Joyce Manor has earned cult status within the punk community and Never Hungover Again is the album that will satisfy those who have waited. It’s the speed and sense of melody of the Descendents, the bittersweet lyricism of Jawbreaker and the heart-on-sleeve honesty of blue-album Weezer. It’s the rare sort of album that redefines a young band.

Never Hungover Again was recorded at the end of 2013 with producer Joe Reinhardt at the Lair in Hollywood and was mixed by Tony Hoffer (Supergrass, Belle and Sebastian, M83, and Phoenix). Never Hungover Again captures a complex feeling in 10 precise songs that is part sadness, part loneliness, part anger even when things seem to be going okay. With some of the saddest lyrics you’d ever shout along to from the front row, Never Hungover Again is heartbroken pop-punk perfection.

You can catch Joyce Manor live on the following dates:
5-Jul   Toronto, ON     Toronto Urban Root Festival
6-Jul   Ottawa, ON      Ottawa Bluesfest
7-Jul   Toronto, ON     Lee’s Palace (supporting Man Man)
23-Aug  Los Angeles, CA FYF Fest
28-Aug  Oakland, CA     Fox Theater
30-Aug  Portland, OR    Crystal Ballroom
31-Aug  Seattle, WA     The Showbox SoDo
1-Sep   Vancouver, BC   Vogue Theatre
3-Sep   Denver, CO      Marquis Theatre
4-Sep   Lawrence, KC    Jackpot Music Hall
5-Sep   St Louis, MO    Firebird
6-Sep   Chicago, IL     Bottom Lounge
7-Sep   Minneapolis, MN Triple Rock Social Club
9-Sep   Grand Rapids, MI        The Pyramid Scheme
10-Sep  Detroit, MI     Magic Stick Lounge
11-Sep  Cleveland, OH   Grog Shop
13-Sep  Danbury, CT     Heirloom Arts Theatre
14-Sep  Boston, MA      The Sinclair
15-Sep  New York, NY    Bowery Ballroom
16-Sep  Washington, DC  Rock & Roll Hotel
17-Sep  Philadelphia, PA        Union Transfer
19-Sep  Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
20-Sep  Atlanta, GA     Mammal Gallery
21-Sep  Jacksonville, FL        1904 Music Hall
23-Sep  Orlando, FL     Backbooth
24-Sep  Tampa, FL        Epic Problem
26-Sep  Houston, TX     Walter’s Downtown
27-Sep  Austin, TX      Red 7
30-Sep  Albuquerque, MN Gasworks
1-Oct   Tempe, AZ       Yucca Tap Room
2-Oct   San Diego, CA   Irenic

Aug 28- Sep 1 supporting Brand New
Sep 3 – Oct 2 The Exquisites supporting

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This Wild Life Release New Single, Roots And Branches (Meant To Be Alone)

This Wild Life recently released their new single Roots And Branches (Meant To Be Alone) off their debut album, Clouded. Clouded will be released on May 27 via Epitaph Records and This Wild Life will also perform all summer on the Vans Warped Tour.

Hailing from Long Beach, CA, This Wild Life is duo Kevin Jordan and Anthony Del Grosso. Jordan and Del Gross grew up in the tight knit DIY punk scene in Long Beach. They quickly became friends after working at the same musical instrument store, bonding over music of their teens. Soon enough, they started their own pop-punk band and made music together as This Wild Life. They played fast, they played loud and they didn’t stand out from the crowd until they did the least “punk” thing possible. It was also bolder than anything in the punk rock rule book: they got quiet and played acoustically.

The music itself connected with fans, even as it surprised them. They take pride in making music based in hardcore and punk rock but with wider appeal. In contrast to the harsh music that This Wild Life grew up on, Jordan finds inspiration for his vocals outside the hardcore punk world: “Sara Bareilles is one of my favourites. Maybe people wouldn’t expect that.” They let their roots show as well covering Bring Me The Horizon’s Sleepwalking with a resulting video that currently has 2.75 million views. When asked about the biggest compliment he can receive, Jordan muses it’s:“You guys sound just like the record when you play live.”

Clouded is their debut full-length and was recorded with Aaron Marsh of Copeland. Clouded maintains the core attributes of their sound – Jordan’s vulnerable, expressive lyrics, Del Grosso’s nimble finger-picking – while pushing themselves towards more ambitious sounds.

This summer, This Wild Life will bring their melodic and acoustic punk-rock to the Vans Warped Tour. Tickets are on sale now. Fans are invited to pre-order This Wild Life merchandise by visiting here.

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The Lawrence Arms Reveal Video For Seventeener (17th and 37th)

The Lawrence Arms have revealed their new video for Seventeener (17th and 37th), directed by Ben Pier. The video was premiered this week at SPIN.com. The video shows the band’s comical attempt at Hollywood fame as they experiment with several genre variations from 80’s metal heshers to a clown makeup-wearing horrorcore outfit as they search for their band’s identity.

Seventeener (17th and 37th) is a track from the band’s new album Metropole which is out on January 28 on Epitaph.

In support of the album, The Lawrence Arms have announced a long-awaited US tour with dates in February and March. Fans can purchase tickets now by visiting: facebook.com/thelawrencearms.

Metropole is the Chicago band’s sixth studio album and their inaugural Epitaph release for Brendan Kelly (vocals/bass), Chris McCaughan (vocals/guitar) and Neil Hennessey (drums). After an eight year break, the album was recorded at Chicago’s Atlas Studios with co-producer Matt Allison who has also worked with punk-scene veterans Alkaline Trio. The new venture takes the band’s gritty punk rock and fiery spirit to reveal a new passion of the band for storytelling-through-songwriting on their most dynamic release to date.

The Lawrence Arms have never had any agenda apart from just having fun and making good music. And according to Kelly “…If we didn’t have that then we’d just rather not make a record, ‘cause fuck it.”

Fans are invited to pre-order Metropole at epitaphstore.com.

You can catch The Lawrence Arms live on the following dates:
Feb 14 Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock Live
Feb 15 San Diego, CA – Casbah
Feb 16 Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
Feb 17 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
Feb 20 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
Feb 21 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
Feb 22 Denver, CO – Summit Music Hall
Mar 03 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair
Mar 04 Pawtucket, RI – The Met
Mar 05 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Mar 06 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of the Living Arts
Mar 07 Asbury Park, NJ – Asbury Lanes
Mar 08 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage

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I Killed The Prom Queen Sign To Epitaph Records

Trailblazing Australian metalcore outfit, I Killed The Prom Queen is back and have officially signed to Epitaph Records worldwide. They will release their long-anticipated, third studio LP in 2014.

Catch up on hardcore history and reacquaint yourself with I Killed The Prom Queen and watch their teaser video now (below).

Following his stint with Bring Me The Horizon, songwriter and guitarist Jona Weinhofen returns to his role in I Killed The Prom Queen and he states: “We are absolutely ecstatic to join the Epitaph Records family. Having worked with the label previously with Bring Me The Horizon, I knew exactly what Epitaph was capable of and that it would be the perfect home for I Killed The Prom Queen. Epitaph is already the home to so many of our heroes such as Converge, Refused, Pennywise and Every Time I Die and has helped launch our good friends Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Day Of Contempt, Letlive and more. To say that we are a part of this family is truly an honour.”

The band has just finalised the recording process in Gothenburg, Sweden with Fredrik Nordström (Bring Me The Horizon, At The Gates, In Flames, Dimmu Brogir, Architects UK), with plans to release the new material in 2014. Jona Weinhofen continues: “We are dying to get this album out and into the hands of old and new I Killed The Prom Queen fans everywhere. To me this record feels as though I Killed The Prom Queen never took a break and is a natural progression of the band. You will hear hints of our side projects and new influences but make no mistake, this is an I Killed The Prom Queen record through and through. Its fast, melodic, heavy, catchy and we have added a couple of new elements which really bring it up there with the level of music being created these days.”

I Killed The Prom Queen is also making plans to tour in 2014 in support of the new album. Stay tuned for further details.

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Limited Edition Dropkick Murphys’ LP Box Set Out Now

The limited edition Dropkick Murphys LP box set is out now via Epitaph. The Boston legends have put together a collection of every studio album they have released from 1998’s Do Or Die to 2013’s Signed and Sealed in Blood. The LP is available for purchase at selected retailers, www.dkmstore.com, or www.epitaphstore.com.

The must-have LP collection of only 2,000 pressings will include all of Dropkick Murphys’ studio albums plus The Singles Collection Volume 1 and 2 available for the first time on a special double LP for this box set only. Do Or Die, The Gang’s All Here, Sing Loud, Sing Proud, Blackout, The Warrior’s Code, The Meanest Of Times, Going Out In Style, Signed and Sealed in Blood (2x LP), Singles Collection, Vol. 1 (2x LP), Singles Collection, Vol. 2 (2x LP) are packaged in a beautiful hardbound box and pressed on black or transparent green vinyl.

In addition, all box sets will include a Dropkick Murphys 36” x 60” Pirate flag. As a perfect gift for vinyl fans, collectors, and Dropkick Murphys’ fanatics alike, the LP box set is limited edition and is selling out fast.

Formed in Boston in 1996, Dropkick Murphys started in the basement of a barbershop in Quincy, Mass. The Celtic punk band signed to Hellcat Records in 1998 and went on to release a slew of crucial punk albums. Over the course of seven studio albums the band has sold more than four million records and sell out venues on every continent. They’ve also become true home-town heroes, playing the Boston Pops’ annual 4th of July concert in front of over 250,000 and updating the turn-of-the-century Red Sox fight song Tessie which became the theme song for the first Red Sox World Series win in 86 years in 2004. On their own label Born & Bred Records since 2007, Dropkick Murphys are truly at home wherever they go whether it’s a punk club in Rome, raising hell at the top of a European festival bill or on stage with the finest classical musicians in the world.

In 2010, their single I’m Shipping Up to Boston became the soundtrack to the climax of the Martin Scorsese Academy Award-winning film The Departed and quickly went platinum. Dropkick Murphys’ 2011 concept record Going Out in Style featured guest vocals from Bruce Springsteen and debuted at number 6 on the Billboard Top 200. Their latest album, Signed and Sealed in Blood, returned the band to their rough ‘n’ tumble Celtic punk roots and spawned the first-ever Christmas song to make the Modern Rock radio chart in the US. Every second of the new album is evidence of one thing: Dropkick Murphys aren’t just loud and brash, they’re at the top of their game as songwriters.

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