Silaluk tracklist: 01: Silaluk 02: A Portrait of a Young Man Drowning 03: Innocence
The band has book a string of upcoming shows. Apr 13: 25 Watt – Richmond, VA (w/ Suicidas, Nocere) Apr 24: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA (w/ Nearest, Theives of Shiloh, Predation) May 22: 25 Watt – Richmond, VA (Record Release Show) May 23: Static Age Records – Asheville, NC May 26: Mango’s Cantina – Houston, TX May 27: The Lost Well – Austin, TX May 28: The Crown and Harp – Dallas, TX May 29: The Burlington – Chicago, IL May 30: The Precinct – Detroit, MI May 31: Cide Central – Cincinnati, OH
Lincoln, NE hardcore outfit Bent Life has signed with Bridge Nine Records, and are working on their full length recording debut for the label, out later in 2015. Stream “Nail In The Coffin” below.
They formed in 2010, and have previously released EPs on 6131 Records and Lost Time and toured with the likes of Bitter End, Naysayer, and Alpha & Omega among others. Playing a punishing brand of heavy hardcore in the vein of Merauder and Outburst, the band’s next release will be the two-song 7″, Cheat Death on May 1st on Bad Teeth Recordings.
The band is currently on tour with Expire, Rotting Out, Suburban Scum and Mizery.
Mar 20: The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK Mar 21: Walters – Houston, TX Mar 22: South By So What – Grand Prairie, TX (no Mizery)
At first blush, it might seem easy to dismiss The Beautiful Ones as yet another in a long line of current hardcore bands aping late ’80s NYHC conventions. Upon further investigation, a deeper and more genuine aesthetic becomes apparent, as evidenced on their new full length, Jaded Love. The NYHC elements are undeniably present, yet a broader spectrum of influences stand out as well. Clearly the band has been listening to everything from Alice In Chains to Slowdive and have impressively melding them into one cohesive sound all their own. Unafraid to explore their mellower side, The Beautiful Ones recruited Pity Sex vocalist Britty Drake to sing on two of their new songs, including “The Morning” which features Drake handling lead vocal duties. The result is unlike anything heard on records from their contemporaries and nods towards a certain progression for the band. The Beautiful Ones are not the sort of band that sets out to turn things on their head, but with Jaded Love they may be naturally stepping in that direction, and the results are striking.
Album Tracklist: 01. Jaded 02. Preface (Take It All Away) 03. Exhale (Room 312) 04. Transcend 05. The Morning (featuring guest vocals by Britty Drake) 06. Flowercrown 07. Lovers Stomp 08. Bloom & Destroy 09. Stay (featuring guest vocals by Britty Drake) 10. Heart in a Jar 11. Nothing. Existing. Missing.
Irish indie punk act The Winter Passing will be releasing their debut full length A Different Space of Mind on May 26, 2015 via 6131 Records in conjunction with UK label FITA Records. Stream “Fruits of Gloom” here.
Formed in 2012, The Winter Passing stemmed from the vital Dublin DIY scene. The band has spent the past three years touring the UK and Ireland multiple times and releasing a handful of 7″s on various labels. At the heart of the group is brother and sister pair Rob and Kate Flynn, who have been playing music together since they were 14 and 12, respectively. Growing up together the two shared a love of bands such as Get Up Kids, The Anniversary, The Replacements, and Sonic Youth, the influences of which are strongly suggested in their songs. “A Different Space of Mind is a record about survival, about saving yourself from yourself and the realization of the world around you,” explains Rob of the forthcoming album. It was recorded with Bob Cooper (Nai Harvest) in Manchester, England and with Aiden Cunningham in Tullymore, Ireland, who also mixed and mastered A Different Space of Mind.
Track Listing: 01) The Fever 02) Penny Chains 03) Flowerpot 04) Nowhere Still 05) Creak 06) Daisy 07) Grazed Knees 08) Fruits of Gloom 09) Bottle Green 10) A Different Space of Mind
Richmond, VA post punkers Shadow Age is streaming “A Portrait of a Young Man Drowning,” off their debut EP Silaluk, due out May 19, 2015 via 6131 Records, here.
They have emerged from Richmond, Virginia, playing cold, darkly melodic post-punk, and offering an astoundingly cohesive debut EP that owes more to the sounds of Manchester’s industrial sprawl than Richmond’s southern charms.
While Shadow Age are certainly indebted to the UK post-punk classics, the band’s debut release originates from an even more unlikely place than where they call home. While spending a harsh winter working on a fishing boat in Alaska, singer/guitarst Aaron Tyree was injured. He then spent four harrowing days waiting out an ice storm so that he could be flown out of Dutch Harbor for medial attention. During this time Tyree wrote the title track of their debut EP, Silaluk.
Taking it’s name from the Inuit word for storm, Silaluk is three uncompromisingly dark tracks that swallow the listener in shimmering guitars, pulsating synths, and haunting vocals. Tyree’s affecting voice paints a desperate picture that is perfectly layered amongst the sheets of reverb and angular guitar lines. Shadow Age offer more than just intense atmosphere, though. The band is adept at crafting a hook and despite the EP’s brooding tone, some of the driving beats found on Silaluk are arguably danceable. With disparate influences converge with stunning cohesion, Silaluk is an impressive debut that hints at their potential.
Silaluk tracklist: 1. Silaluk 2. A Portrait of a Young Man Drowning 3. Innocence
Upcoming Shows: Apr 13: 25 Watt – Richmond, VA (w/ Suicidas, Nocere) Apr 24: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA (w/ Nearest, Theives of Shiloh, Predation)
Brooklyn hardcore punks Go Deep have signed with 6131 Records and will be releasing their forthcoming full length recordings this summer. The band has been making waves since the release of their 2013 EP, Counseling, with their unique brand of early 2000s influenced hardcore and thought provoking lyrics.
In the meantime, Go Deep will be touring in March, including select dates with labelmates Teen Death and an appearance at SXSW 2015.
Tour Dates: Mar 08: The Grand Victory – Brooklyn, NY Mar 11: Green Bean – Greensboro, NC (w/ Teen Death) Mar 12: The Odditorium – Asheville, NC (w/ Teen Death) Mar 13: Frankie Avalon Place – Murfreesboro, TN (w/ Teen Death) Mar 14: TBA – Memphis, TN (w/ Teen Death) Mar 15: The Fur Shop – Tulsa, OK (w/ Teen Death) Mar 16: 1919 Hemphill – Fort Worth, TX (w/ Teen Death) Mar 18: Primal Skateshop – Abilene, TX Mar 19: Sweetwater – Austin, TX Mar 23: Fubar – St. Louis, MO Mar 24: PG – Evansville, IN Mar 25: Roboto Project – Pittsburgh, PA
Suburban Scum with Will Putney – Photo Credit: Sean Sullivan
New Jersey hardcore outfit Suburban Scum will be releasing their upcoming release this summer via Closed Casket Activities. The album was recently tracked by Will Putney at The Machine Shop (Body Count, Vision Of Disorder, The Acacia Strain) and takes the straightforward, hungry hardcore energy of their previous recordings to a dynamic new level of ferociousness.
Since 2010 Suburban Scum has released a solid pile of recordings, including their debut Infernal War EP with Ride The Fury Records, the 2012-released Hanging By A Thread EP on 6131 Records, a split with Incendiary via Closed Casket Activities and most recently a split 12″ with Xibalba also on Closed Casket released last year. Their clear-cut delivery is elementally hardcore to the bone; completely enraged and outspoken, with enough metal to make its presence known and not overthrow the core of the songs, their lyrics streetwise but realistic, not overly dramatic. Having made their presence known on tour with the likes of Expire, Rotting Out, Backtrack, Harm’s Way, Bitter End, Downpresser and many others, and their energetic performances at major festivals including This Is Hardcore, Sound & Fury, United Blood, Rain Fest and more have been well-documented with Youtube visual evidence and mass reports of bodily harm during performances.
The band has announced their upcoming tour and dates are posted below.
Suburban Scum Tour Dates: Mar 03: Korova – San Antonio, TX Mar 04: Electric Banana – El Paso, TX Mar 05: Launchpad – Albuquerque, NM Mar 06: Nile Underground – Mesa, AZ Mar 07: The Echo – Los Angeles, CA Mar 08: Metro Sideroom – Oakland, CA Mar 09: RBU Davis University – Sacramento, CA Mar 10: Holland Project – Reno, NV Mar 11: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT Mar 12: Marquis Theater – Denver, CO Mar 13: Vaudeville Mews – Des Moines, IA Mar 14: Minehaha Freespace – Minneapolis, MN Mar 15: The Borg Ward – Milwaukee, WI Mar 16: The Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL Mar 17: The Foundry – Cleveland, OH Mar 18: Legends – Covington, KY Mar 19: The Demo – St Louis, MO Mar 20: The Conservatory – Oklahoma City, OK Mar 21: Walters – Houston, TX Mar 22: QuikTrip Park – Grand Prairie, TX (South By So What?!) Apr 10: Game Changer World – Howell, NJ (w/ No Warning, Breakdown, Foundation, Think I Care, King Nine) Apr 18: The Palladium – Worcester, MA (New England Metal & Hardcore Fest) May 16: Webster Hall – New York, NY (Black N’ Blue Bowl)
Culture Abuse are a wild pack of animals that have been stirring things up along the West Coast since Fall 2013. Their amalgamation of hardcore / punk with an almost psychedelic rock vibe is unlike anything ever heard before, feeling both vitally important and on the brink of disaster all at once.
Following the digital release of their debut EP, The Day Dreams of Nothing, 6131 Records quickly jumped at the chance to work with this incredible band. In Fall 2014, Culture Abuse recorded three new songs, two for this single (teasing an album to come later in 2015) and one included on a 12″ vinyl reissue of their debut. The songs on this Spray Paint The Dog 7″, “Nicotine” and “Perfect Light”, demonstrate their ever-evolving style, moving deeper into a pop-driven aesthetic. Culture Abuse are channeling the drugged-out, melodic sounds the Bay Area delivered in the late ’60s, yet are still remarkably refreshing.
Feb 17: Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA Feb 19: The Hemlock – San Francisco, CA Mar 14: Thee Parkside – San Francisco, CA (w/ Sabertooth Zombie, Creative Adult & more) Apr 17: Los Globos – Los Angeles, CA
At first blush, it might seem easy to dismiss The Beautiful Ones as yet another in a long line of current hardcore bands aping late ’80s NYHC conventions. Upon further investigation, a deeper and more genuine aesthetic becomes apparent, as evidenced on their new full length, Jaded Love.
The NYHC elements are undeniably present, yet a broader spectrum of influences stand out as well. Clearly the band has been listening to everything from Alice In Chains to Slowdive and have impressively melding them into one cohesive sound all their own. Unafraid to explore their mellower side, The Beautiful Ones recruited Pity Sex vocalist Britty Drake to sing on two of their new songs, including “The Morning” which features Drake handling lead vocal duties. The result is unlike anything heard on records from their contemporaries and nods towards a certain progression for the band. The Beautiful Ones are not the sort of band that sets out to turn things on their head, but with Jaded Love they may be naturally stepping in that direction, and the results are striking.
Album Tracklist: 1. Jaded 2. Preface (Take It All Away) 3. Exhale (Room 312) 4. Transcend 5. The Morning * 6. Flowercrown 7. Lovers Stomp 8. Bloom & Destroy 9. Stay * 10. Heart in a Jar 11. Nothing. Existing. Missing. * featuring guest vocals by Britty Drake