Derek Archambault of Alcoa is about to embark on a string of upcoming North American shows. They are touring in support of Parlour Tricks, out now via Bridge9 Records. Stream “Dolled Up” here.
ALCOA – ON TOUR Mar 05: DV8—Providence, RI Mar 06: Fulton St. Arts Co-op—Lancaster, PA Mar 07: California Brew House—Rochester, NY Mar 08: Parts & Labour—Toronto, ON Mar 09: Mac’s Bar—Lansing, MI Mar 10: Smiling Moose—Pittsburgh, PA Mar 11: Barbary—Philadelphia, PA Mar 12: Gamechangerworld—Freehold, NJ Mar 13: Webster Hall—New York, NY Mar 14: Amityville Music Hall—Amityville, NY Mar 15: Middle East—Boston, MA Mar 22: 3S Art Space—Portsmouth, NH **RECORD RELEASE SHOW** May 03: Academy 2 Islington—London (UK) May 04: Underground—Koln (DE) May 05: Juha West—Stuttgart (DE) May 06: Conne Island – Leipzig (DE) May 16: Oceanfront Skate & Surf Fest—Asbury Park, NJ
Las Vegas, NV’s Caravels follow up their pensive 2013 full-length, Lacuna, with two more tracks of earthy, enveloping post-hardcore, all effects pedals and clouded brooding. Their two songs roll along tense faultlines with shouted lyrics that exert impossibly firm control over its metaphorical imagery and personality deconstructions. The band will be premiering these shortly before the release in January. The band has toured and played shows with the likes of Touche Amore, Seahaven, The Jazz June, and Drug Church.
Octaves formed in a warehouse in West Baltimore in the Fall of 2008, and released their B9 debut Which Way The Wind Blows in April 2013. The band has since toured the USA with the likes of HORSE the Band, Shai Hulud, and countless others in support of this release. These two new EP tracks mark the first new music since their debut, with more to come soon.
Track Listing: Caravels 1. Moody Miles 2. Slick Rick Octaves 3. Tom Petty Cash 4. AM Traffic Control
War On Women is streaming “Servilia” here, off of their debut full length CD out February 10, 2015 via Bridge Nine. War On Women was recorded with J. Robbins at the Magpie Cage (Against Me!, Coliseum, Lemuria).
Jan 02: The Social – Orlando, FL (w/ Propagandhi, RVIVR) Jan 03: State Theatre – St. Petersburg, FL (w/ Propagandhi, RVIVR) Jan 15: Soundstage – Baltimore, MD (w/ Municipal Waste, Night Birds, Old Lines)
War On Women – War On Women Track Listing: 01. Servilia 02. Say It 03. Meathead 04. Second Wave Goodbye 05. Swagger 06. Roe V. World 07. Glass City 08. Jordan 09. Pro-Life? 10. YouTube Comments 11. Diana La Cazadora
BoySetsFire is releasing a vinyl edition of their 2006 release The Misery Index: Notes from the Plague Years on January 13, 2014 via Bridge9 Records. Originally released on Equal Vision Records in North America and Epitaph imprint Burning Heart internationally, the record appeared on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers and Top Independent Albums charts and expanded the band’s sonic palette (piano, string instruments, horn sections) beyond their already adventurous, aggressive and melodic sound.
THE MISERY INDEX: NOTES FROM THE PLAGUE YEARS TRACK LIST: 1) Walk Astray 2) Requiem 3) Final Communique 4) The Misery Index 5) 10 and Counting 6) Falling Out Theme 7) Empire 8) So Long…And Thanks for the Crutches 9) With Cold Eyes 10) Deja Coup 11) Social Register Fanclub 12) Nostalgic for Guillotines 13) A Far Cry
Both bands will be on a brief Euro tour together in January.
Octaves & Caravels – On Tour: Jan 14: Oetinger Villa – Darmstadt (GER) Jan 15: Taptab – Schaffhausen (CH) Jan 16: PMK – Innsbruck (A) Jan 17: C.s.a. Arcadia – Schio (Vicenza) (IT) Jan 18: EKH – Vienna (A) Jan 19: Divadlo Pod Lampou – Pilsen (CZ) Jan 20: Tiefgrund – Berlin (GER) Jan 21: AC17 – Chemnitz (GER) Jan 22: T-Keller – Goettingen (GER) Jan 23: ACU – Utrecht (NL) Jan 24: Emporium Galorium – Rouen (FR) Jan 26: Edge On The Wedge – Portsmouth (UK) Jan 28: The Black Heart – London (UK) Jan 30: JH Zenith – Dendermonde (BEL) Jan 31: Privat – Cologne (GER)