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Hands Like Houses Release New EP

Australia’s critically acclaimed Hands Like Houses are currently streaming their sonically creative, stripped-down EP, Reimagine, via Alternative Press. The five song EP offers new versions of songs from their sophomore album, Unimagine, which is available now. Reimagine is available for purchase by going here.

Removing themselves from the hustle and bustle of of the modern world by writing their new EP in a small farmhouse in rural Australia,  the new EP revisits five beloved songs in a unique, deconstructed way. Each song has been rewritten to create new, alternative versions of some their most fan-adored favorites. The album was recorded this past April in Los Angeles, California at Grey Area studios with producer Erik Ron, who has worked with bands like Panic! at the Disco, Saosin, Chiodos and more.

Hands Like Houses are renowned for their eclectic blend of technical and effects – heavy songwriting, inspired lyrics and explosive live performances. After signing to Rise Records in 2011 and boasting a dedicated and fast-growing international following, their YouTube channels have since seen over 11 million views. The band continues to gain massive support among both critics and fans and are showing no signs of slowing down in 2014.

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Transit Set To Release New Album, Joyride

Boston’s sonically adventurous quintet, Transit, is set to release a brand new, full-length album, Joyride via Rise Records on October 21 2014. Joyride marks the fifth full-length record from the well-known band. Fans are invited to pre-order Joyride by going HERE and can also preview new music by going HERE.

Growing leaps and bounds since their 2013 release of Young New England, Transit has turned a page in their musical evolution with their most inspiring album to date. By incorporating elements of their beloved post-hardcore and emo-heavy past with modern indie – pop and alternative rock sound,  Transit has created a unique musical amalgamation that is bound to please old fans and new converts alike.

Vocalist Joe Boynton commented on the group’s creative process for Joyride: “We created each song with a lot of excitement and momentum; everything happened much more organically than previous albums. Words can’t describe how excited we are to share this piece of ourselves with the outside world. I hope you enjoy the ride.”

Transit will head out across the U.S. supporting Four Year Strong beginning November 1 in Chicago.

Prior to the Four Year Strong run, Transit will headline a string of dates in October with support from Such Gold & Driver Friendly.

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Introducing…Teenage Kicks

Toronto’s most anticipated rock band, Teenage Kicks, is making their US video debut via Alternative Press with the premiere of Curse Words.  The raw and infectious rock anthem comes from their album Spoils of Youth which was released this past April via Universal Music Canada. The band is also gearing up to hit the road starting September 11 in Trenton, NJ. With their latest record in tow, Teenage Kicks is poised to be the next big thing.

“We’re really thrilled to be on U.S. soil in September with a new record,” says guitarist and lead singer Peter van Helvoort. “There are a lot of great music cities on the tour and a lot of new faces we’re excited to play for. If you manage to make it through the new video for Curse Words without having a seizure you should come and see it live. If you don’t make it through the video unharmed, please don’t sue.”

Teenage Kicks’ latest album Spoils of Youth was made to make you feel. The sibling duo, brothers, Peter and Jeff Helvoort, have been playing in bands together for over a decade and have created the ultimate rock album that can only come from years of enduring countless conflicts and strife. Filled with ten tracks of heavy power rock riffs, honest lyrics and raw emotion, the finished album is the sum of multiple factors including failed relationships, lost members, bad timing/worse luck and a hard dose of reality. The result is one of the years most prolific albums.

Known for their incredible live performances, Teenage Kicks will hit the road this summer taking on the US for the first time since early 2013. Their not-to-miss tour kicks off on August 19 in Canada and makes it’s way to the US on September 11 in Trenton, NJ at the Millhill Basement.

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Night Verses Release Video For New Single, Celestial Fires

The bi-coastal quartet, Night Verses,  have  unveiled a new music video for Celestial Fires, a typically heady cut from their critically lauded 2013 album Lift Your Existence.

Following two successful tours in the UK with letlive. and Norma Jean over the past year, Night Verses will be returning to the states for another round of back to back tours starting August 1 with Norma Jean & The Prestige.

Guitarsit Nick DePirro says: “Norma Jean have continued to progress in both their song writing and their live performance throughout the years. They are an inspiring band to tour with and we very much look forward to sharing the stage with them and The Prestige across the United States and Canada this August.”

Consistently breathtaking in their musicianship, Night Verses are a must-see live act.

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Hands Like Houses Release New Video For Single, A Tale Of Outer Surburbia

Australia’s sonically adventuresome six piece, Hands Like Houses, is pleased to announce the music video premiere for their new song, A Tale of Outer Suburbia taken off their latest album, Unimagine – available through Rise Records. The video is far from your typical music video; rather it takes an ordinary tale and uniquely interprets it into something quite extraordinary, through an inspiring and achingly powerful artistic performance. The band is currently on tour with Chiodos and will hit the road this May on a headline tour with Slaves, Miss Fortune and Alive Like Me.

The band’s guitarist, Matthew Cooper gives insight on the creation: “We have been waiting quite a while to be able to work on a clip with Josh. He’s an amazing director that we grew up with in Australia and someone that we knew we could create something a little outside of the box with.

“It’s always interesting approaching video clips with the intention of creating something unique and captivating, separate from the song though as well as complimentary. We absolutely love the final product and it’s definitely one of the coolest projects we’ve been part of.“

To support the release of their new single and video, Hands Like Houses have announced a string of headlining shows. The sextet will head out on a national tour bringing their powerful live shows across the county. Don’t miss your chance to see Hands Like Houses perform in your city starting May 23 2014 in Boston, MA.
 
Hands Like Houses are renowned for their eclectic blend of technical and effects – heavy songwriting, inspired lyrics and explosive live performances. After signing to Rise Records in 2011, and boasting a dedicated and fast-growing international following, their YouTube channels have since seen over 10 million views. In 2013 the band released their sophomore album, Unimagine, which reached number 37 on the Billboard 200 charts.  The band continues to gain massive support among both critics and fans and are showing no signs of slowing down in 2014.

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Intervals Premiere New Video For Latest Track, Moment Marauder

Progressive powerhouse Intervals have debuted a brand new video for their track, Moment Marauder. The new video debuts on the heels of the release of the band’s highly anticipated full-length debut, A Voice Within, their first release adding vocals to the mix with former bassist Mike Semesky moving to the microphone. The black and white video eloquently highlights the song’s technically complex and atmospheric sound and is out now via Alternative Press.

Bassist turned vocalist, Mike Semesky said: “I’m extremely proud and excited for the launch of our music video for ‘Moment Marauder. This was the very first Intervals song written with the addition of my vocals so it’s a very special one for all of us.”

Guitarist Aaron Marshall added: “As Mike mentioned, this is the first song we wrote featuring his vocals and we’re excited for it to be the first visual release from the record.” With roots firmly planted in metal and inspiration ranging from fusion to electronic, the four-piece wields a gripping sonic aesthetic while their new album establishes the band as one of the most exciting progressive metal forces of 2014.

Intervals have received an explosive response across North America and Europe. Their powerful songs, energetic performances and tasteful musical skill have gained major support from both fans and critics. With two EPs, The Space Between and In Time, and numerous international tours under their belts, Intervals are playing their first shows in North America with Protest The Hero, Battle Cross, Safety Fire and Night Verses.

You can catch Intervals live, as the main support for Protest The Hero with Battlecross, Saftey Fire, and Night Verses, on the dates below:

Fri Mar 14 SPOKANE WA – THE HOP
Sat Mar 15 BOISE ID – KNITTING FACTORY
Sun Mar 16 RENO NV – KNITTING FACTORY
Mon Mar 17 SACRAMENTO CA – ASSEMBLY
Tue Mar 18 ANAHEIM CA – HOUSE OF BLUES
Wed Mar 19 TUCSON AZ – 191 TOOLE (SKRAPPYS)
Fri Mar 21 LUBBOCK – JAKES BACKROOM
Sat Mar 22 AUSTIN TX – RED 7
Sun Mar 23 LITTLE ROCK AR – JUANITAS
Mon Mar 24 BATON ROUGE LA – VARSITY THEATER
Wed Mar 26 TAMPA FL – STATE THEATER
Thu Mar 27 FT LAUDERDALE FL – CULTURE ROOM
Fri Mar 28 JACKSONVILLE FL – JACK RABBITS
Sat Mar 29 WILMINGTON NC – ZIGGYS BY THE SEA
Sun Mar 30 RALEIGH NC – LINCOLN THEATER
Tue Apr 1 CHARLOTTE NC – TREMONT MUSIC HALL
Wed Apr 2 WASHINGTON DC – ROCK & ROLL HOTEL
Thu Apr 3 HARTFORD CT – WEBSTER THEATER
Fri Apr 4 ROCHESTER NY – MONTAGE MUSIC HALL
Sat Apr 5 CAMBRIDGE MA – THE MIDDLE EAST (downstairs)
Sun Apr 6 AMITYVILLE NY – REVOLUTION
Tues Apr 8 – MONCTON, NB – THE OC NIGHTCLUB
Wed Apr 9- HALIFAX, NS- THE PAVILION
Thu Apr 10- HALIFAX, NS- THE MARQUEE
Fri Apr 11- FREDERICTON, NB- LAVA VODKA BAR
Sat Apr 12- QUEBEC CITY, QC- DAGOBERT
Mon Apr 14- LAVAL, QC- STUDIO THEATRE
Tues Apr 15- CORNWALL, ON- VU NIGHT SPOT
Wed Apr 16- ST. CATHARINES, ON- MICHUN NIGHTCLUB
Thurs Apr 17- LONDON, ON- LONDON MUSIC HALL
Fri Apr 18- WINDSOR, ON- THE DOMINION HOUSE
Sat Apr 19- GUELPH, ON- VINYL

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Hands Like Houses To Play At Self Help Festival This Month

Australia’s sonically adventuresome six piece, Hands Like Houses, are set to perform at the first-ever Self Help Festival alongside A Day To Remember, Bring Me The Horizon, Of Mice and Men, letlive. and more. The one-day festival takes place this March 22 in San Bernardino, CA en route of their current tour with Memphis May Fire. The band has also released a brand new live performance video for their anthemic song, Introduced Species.

Hands Like Houses are renowned for their eclectic blend of technical and effects – heavy songwriting, inspired lyrics and explosive live performances. After signing to Rise Records in 2011, and boasting a dedicated and fast-growing international following, their YouTube channels have since seen over 10 million views. In 2013 the band released their sophomore album, Unimagine, which reached number 37 on the Billboard 200 charts. The band continues to gain massive support among both critics and fans and are showing no signs of slowing down in 2014.

The hot and heavy Aussie’s are currently ravaging audiences across North America with Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive, A  Skylit Drive and Beartooth. Tickets for all events are on sale now.

Hands Like Houses Tour Dates:
March 12 – Joliet, IL @ Mojoes
March 14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Mill City Nights
March 16 – Denver, CO @ The Summit Music Hall
March 18 – Spokane, WA @ The Knitting Factory
March 19 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
March 20 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
March 21 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
March 22 – San Bernardino, CA @ NOS Events Center (Self Help Fest)
March 23 – San Diego, CA @ SOMA
March 26 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues – Sunset Strip
March 27 – Mesa, AZ @ Nile Theater

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