Northbound Re-Releasing Death Of A Slug via Animal Style Records


Photo Credit: Elliott Ingham

Photo Credit: Elliott Ingham

Boca Raton modern punkers Northbound (Jonothan Fraser) will be releasing a reworked version of their 2014 album Death Of A Slug in June via Animal Style Records. He will be doing a number of upcoming solo tour dates, which are posted below.

Dec 10: The Shed – Dothan, AL
Dec 11: Auburn Guitar Shoppe – Auburn, AL
Dec 12: The Masquerade (Purgatory) – Atlanta, GA
Dec 13: House Show – Charleston, SC
Dec 14: Nowhere Space – Gainesville, FL


Stanley and the Search Releasing Hell EP on August 7th


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Los Angeles pop punkers Stanley and the Search will be releasing Hell EP on August 7, 2015 via Animal Style Records. They recorded Hell with producer Kyle Black (New Found Glory, State Champs, Hit The Lights). Black’s crisp, hard-hitting production style accents the music perfectly. Hell sounds absolutely massive and is brimming with energy – something any musician knows is no easy task to achieve in a studio setting. They are currently out on a co-headlining tour with This Legend, Dear You and Bad Luck.

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May 26: Sons of Herman Hall – Dallas, TX
May 28: The Underground – Mesa, AZ

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Hell – Track Listing
01: Hell
02: Faith and Folly
03: The Will of Fire
04: The Winds
05: Fickle


Stanley and the Search Confirm May North American Tour


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Los Angeles emotional pop punkers Stanley and the Search will be touring with This Legend, Dear You and Bad Luck on a May North American Tour. The band will be issuing a new EP this summer via Animal Style Records. In the meantime, visit the stream/pay-what-you want for the band’s previous EP below.

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May 01: Malones – Anaheim, CA
May 02: Oakland Metro (Side Room) – Oakland, CA
May 03: Analog Café – Portland, OR
May 04: El Corazon – Seattle, WA
May 05: Stage 112 – Missoula, MT
May 07: Biggs – Sioux Falls, SD
May 08: Warehouse – Lacrosse, WI
May 09: The Fallout – Minneapolis, MN
May 10: Fizz – Chicago, IL
May 11: The Outpost – Kent, OH
May 12: Hard Luck Bar – Toronto, ON
May 13: Foufones – Montreal, QC
May 14: Simons 677 – Providence, RI
May 15: Coco 66 – Brooklyn, NY
May 16: Planet Trog – Allentown, PA
May 17: Empire – Springfield, VA
May 18: Bobcat Music – Charleston, SC
May 19: Backbooth – Orlando, FL
May 20: Vertigo – Ocala, FL
May 21: The Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
May 24: Bottleneck – Lawrence, KS
May 25: The Conserv – Oklahoma City, OK


Audio: Northbound – Slug


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Boca Raton, FL based post punkers Northbound is streaming “Slug,” off of a re-worked version of their 2014 release Death Of A Slug, out June 30, 2015 via Animal Style Records. Stream it here.

Death Of A Slug – Track Listing
01: Lucky Sentimental
02: Leech
03: Everyone But Me
04: 6am Beer Man
05: The Effort Is Never Worth The Outcome
06: Actor
07: Caffeine And Nicotine
08: Dropout
09: Kiss
10: Slug
11: Half Drunk Fully Alone
12: I Want To Hate The World

Northbound Flats Tour

They have announced an upcoming tour with The Flats. Dates are posted below.

Northbound Spring Tour with The Flats
Apr 24: Masquerade – Hell – Atlanta, GA
Apr 25: Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Apr 27: Shakas Live – Virginia Beach, VA
Apr 28: The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 29: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
Apr 30: Cusine En Locale – Boston, MA
May 01: Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
May 02: TBA – Freehold, NJ
May 03: The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
May 04: Mahalls Baement – Cleveland, OH
May 05: The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
May 06: Frankies – Toledo, OH
May 07: Donatos Basement – Columbus, OH


Music Video: Heartless Breakers – Carbon Copy


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Salt Lake City post rockers Heartless Breakers are streaming their music video for “Carbon Copy,” off of their debut full length album The Great Give Back, out now via Animal Style Records. They are currently on a tour with Sundressed, with dates posted below.

Apr 16: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 17: Seventh Circle – Denver, CO
Apr 18: Duke City Sound – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 19: Mesa Music Hall – El Paso, TX
Apr 20: Gary’s Place – Tucson, AZ
Apr 21: Secret Venue – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 22: White Oak Music – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 23: DBA 256 – Pomona, CA
Apr 24: Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
Apr 25: Milk Bar – San Francisco, CA
Apr 26: The Boreal – Eugene, OR
Apr 27: Analog Café – Portland, OR
Apr 28: The Shredder – Boise, ID
Apr 29: Why Sound – Logan, UT


Northbound Releasing Reworked Death of a Slug


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Boca Raton rockers Northbound, featuring Jonothan Fraser, will be releasing a reworked version of their 2014 album Death of a Slug via Animal Style Records. Stream their back catalog below.

Fraser, also known as Northbound, comes from a different world than most of his pop-punk peers. After years of DIY touring in the punk and hardcore scenes, Fraser has a very hands-on approach to everything he does, and this has allowed him to be impressively prolific since he began releasing music under the Northbound moniker in 2012. Though it started out as an acoustic solo project, Northbound quickly evolved to its current hybrid state between acoustic and full band. This allows Fraser the flexibility to tour even if touring bandmates Cody Badgley and Kevin Lopez are unable to join him.

Northbound’s flexibility is not limited to the live show, however. The project is currently gearing up to re-release a heavily reworked version of 2014’s Death Of A Slug. The original version of the record was ten songs in length, five of which were acoustic. For this updated version, Northbound replaced all of the acoustic tracks with full-band versions and added two brand new songs. Far from a phoned-in re-release, Fraser has truly turned Death Of A Slug into a proper full-length – and it feels like the way it was always meant to be.

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The band has booked an upcoming tour with The Flats.

Northbound Spring Tour with The Flats
Apr 24: Masquerade – Hell – Atlanta, GA
Apr 25: Local 506 – Chapel Hill, NC
Apr 27: Shakas Live – Virginia Beach, VA
Apr 28: The Barbary – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 29: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
Apr 30: Cusine En Locale – Boston, MA
May 01: Studio at Webster Hall – New York, NY
May 02: TBA – Freehold, NJ
May 03: The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
May 04: Mahalls Baement – Cleveland, OH
May 05: The Pike Room – Pontiac, MI
May 06: Frankies – Toledo, OH
May 07: Donatos Basement – Columbus, OH


Heartless Breakers Streaming The Great Giveback In Entirety


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Salt Lake City post rockers Heartless Breakersstreaming their new album The Great Give Back in its entirety with a track by track commentary, out March 10, 2015 viaAnimal Style Records, here.

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The band will be heading out on an April tour with Sundressed in April.

Heartless Breakers Spring Tour
Apr 16: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 17: TBA – Denver, CO
Apr 18: Duke City Sound – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 19: Sector 7 – El Paso, TX
Apr 20: Gary’s Place – Tucson, AZ
Apr 21: Secret Venue – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 22: White Oak Music – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 23: Flyaway at Fox – Pomona, CA
Apr 24: Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
Apr 25: Milk Bar – San Francisco, CA
Apr 26: The Boreal – Eugene, OR
Apr 27: Analog Cafe – Portland, OR
Apr 28: The Shredder – Boise, ID
Apr 29: Why Sound – Logan, UT


Light Years Touring With Bonfires and Dryjacket


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Cleveland rockers Light Years will be touring with Bonfires and Dryjacket on their upcoming Spring tour. Stream “My Whole Life” here.

They are in support of their newest release the Temporary EP, out now via Animal Style Records. The EP is a one-sided 12″ with screenprinted B-side. You can purchase digital and hear the EP in its entirety on Bandcamp.

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Pop-punk may be a young person’s game most of the time, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for growth – or for grown-ups. Light Years are here to prove that. The band have graduated from the teenage angst that fuels most of their peers, instead turning their focus to the problems that face them in their mid-20s. I Won’t Hold This Against You, their 2013 debut LP released via Paper + Plastick Records, dwelled on the inescapable past while looking for ways to heal the scars incurred while coming of age.

Now working with Animal Style Records, Light Years will release a new five-song EP titled Temporary. The EP, recorded with Will Yip, is a quick, 16-minute blast of blisteringly paced punk-rock showcasing the band sinking their teeth into evolving musicianship and offering up a meaty effort full of hooky choruses, full-bodied guitars and a pounding rhythm section. Temporary is bound to please fans of blink-182, Fenix TX and New Found Glory who are looking for a new undertaking to completely submerge themselves into, rather than a quick listen to forget about later.

Light Years Spring Tour with Bonfires and Dryjacket
Apr 07: Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL
Apr 08: The Hoosier Dome – Indianapolis, IN
Apr 09: The Basement – Columbus, OH
Apr 10: Madison Live – Covington, KY
Apr 11: Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
Apr 12: North Star Bar – Philadelphia, PA
Apr 14: Cuisine En Locale – Somerville, MA
Apr 15: Gamechanger – Freehold, NJ
Apr 16: Amityville Music Hall – Amityville, NY
Apr 17: Suburbia – Brooklyn, NY
Apr 18: Studio Waiting Room – Buffalo, NY
Apr 19: Mahall’s Locker Room – Lakewood, OH


Heartless Breakers Book Upcoming Tour With Sundressed


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Salt Lake City rockers Heartless Breakers will be releasing their debut full length The Great Give Back on March 10, 2015 via Animal Style Records. Stream “Presence Unknown” here.

Stream “Carbon Copy” here, and “Everything I Can’t” here.

Two years, two tours, two EPs, and two cities to call home. The story of Heartless Breakers starts with the demise of guitarist Matt Mascarenas’ former band, Daytrader. Following the breakup and living on the east coast, Mascarenas returned to Salt Lake City where he teamed up with vocalist Chase Griffis and drummer Bryan Lee to form Heartless Breakers. Upon his return the trio began working right away and penned their debut release – the Prescriptions EP. Following its release in mid 2013, the band quickly followed the EP with Lighter Doses a short half-year later. Heartless Breakers then hit the road for two tours of the west coast and Midwest. When they returned home, guitarist Sean Jurewicz joined the band, turning the trio into a four-piece.

Now, two years after the band’s inception, Heartless Breakers is ready to show the world what they’re made of with a full length titled The Great Give Back. The ten-song record is just long enough to give listeners a taste of the band’s style without being too lengthy or intimidating. The result is an easily digestible and exceptionally enjoyable listening experience. The band cites influences such as Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, and The Juliana Theory, but there are touches of Brand New to be found throughout The Great Give Back as well.

The band will be heading out on tour with Sundressed in April. Dates are listed below.

Apr 16: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
Apr 17: TBA – Denver, CO
Apr 18: Duke City Sound – Albuquerque, NM
Apr 19: Sector 7 – El Paso, TX
Apr 20: Gary’s Place – Tucson, AZ
Apr 21: Secret Venue – Phoenix, AZ
Apr 22: White Oak Music – Los Angeles, CA
Apr 23: Flyaway at Fox – Pomona, CA
Apr 24: Jerry’s Pizza – Bakersfield, CA
Apr 25: Milk Bar – San Francisco, CA
Apr 26: The Boreal – Eugene, OR
Apr 27: Analog Café – Portland, OR
Apr 28: The Shredder – Boise, ID
Apr 29: Why Sound – Logan, UT