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.
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.
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.
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.
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.