MY FAVORITE CONCERT MEMORY: Joel Quartuccio of Being As An Ocean

Being As An Ocean just released their slamming new album Proxy: An A.N.I.M.O. Story! and are currently getting ready for a month of dates for their new European tour kicking off on November 1st. Joel Quartuccio has checked in with not one, but two of his favorite concert memories ever in a guest post for Ghost Cult! Continue reading

Audio: mewithoutyou – D-Minor + Red Cow

mewithoutYou. Photo Credit: Amie Santavicca

mewithoutYou. Photo Credit: Amie Santavicca

mewithoutyou is streaming “D-Minor” and “Red Cow” off of their upcoming album Pale Horses, out June 16, 2015 via Run For Cover Records below.

Tracklist:
01: Pale Horse
02: Watermelon Ascot
03: D-Minor
04: Mexican War Streets
05: Red Cow
06: Dorothy
07: Blue Hen
08: Lilac Queen
09: Magic Lantern Days
10: Birnam Wood
11: Rainbow Signs

The band has an upcoming tour with dates posted below.

Jun 11: Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 12: Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 13: Gabe’s Oasis – Iowa City, IA ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 14: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 16: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO (w/ Foxing, Lithuania
Jun 17: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 18: Neurolux – Boise, ID ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 19: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 20: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 23: Strummers – Fresno, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 24: The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 25: The Independent – San Francisco, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 26: The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 27: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 28: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 30: Club Dada – Dallas, TX ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jul 01: Red 7 – Austin, TX (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jul 02: Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jul 04: The Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL ( w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 05: The Social – Orlando, FL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 06: Masquerade – Atlanta, GA
Jul 07: The Saturn – Birmingham, AL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 08: Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 10: The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 11: Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 12: Common Grounds Festival – Lansing, MI
Jul 13: Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN ( w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 14: Musica – Akron, OH ( w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 15: Southgate House Revival – Covington, KY ( w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 16: Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC ( w/ Foxing, TBA)
Jul 17: Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY ( w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 18: The Sinclair – Boston, MA (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)

Audio + Tour: mewithoutYou – Red Cow + Upcoming North American Tour Dates

mewithoutYou. Photo Credit: Amie Santavicca

mewithoutYou. Photo Credit: Amie Santavicca

mewithoutYou is streaming “Red Cow” off of their upcoming album Pale Horses, out June 16, 2015 via Run For Cover Records. The album was produced by Will Yip (Title Fight, Tigers Jaw, Circa Survive). The band will be venturing on tour with Foxing, Lithuania and Field Mouse as support.

Tracklist:
01) Pale Horse
02) Watermelon Ascot
03) D-Minor
04) Mexican War Streets
05) Red Cow
06) Dorothy
07) Blue Hen
08) Lilac Queen
09) Magic Lantern Days
10) Birnam Wood
11) Rainbow Signs

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Tour Dates:
May 15: Spring Fling – Cleveland, OH
May 16: Skate and Surf Fest – Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 11: Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 12: Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 13: Gabe’s Oasis – Iowa City, IA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 14: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 16: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 17: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 18: Neurolux – Boise, ID (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 19: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 20: Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 23: Strummers – Fresno, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 24: The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 25: The Independent – San Francisco, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 26: The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 27: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 28: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 30: Club Dada – Dallas, TX (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jul 01: Red 7 – Austin, TX (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jul 02: Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jul 04: The Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 05: The Social – Orlando, FL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 06: Masquerade – Hell – Atlanta, GA (w/ Foxing, TBA)
Jul 07: The Saturn – Birmingham, AL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 08: Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 10: The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 11: Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 12: Common Grounds Festival – Lansing, MI
Jul 12: Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 14: Musica – Akron, OH (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 15: Southgate House Revival – Covington, KY (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 16: Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC (w/ Foxing, TBA)
Jul 17: Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 18: The Sinclair – Boston, MA (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)

The Fest 14 Confirm Lineup

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The Fest 14 will be happening in Gainesville, FL on the weekend of October 30, 31 and November 1, 2015. Confirmed bands include:

Lagwagon
Desaparecidos
The Menzingers
Mustard Plug
Tim Barry
Off With Their Heads
Teenage Bottlerocket
mewithoutYou
The Jazz June
PUP
Young Widows
Modern Baseball
Defiance Ohio
Iron Reagan
Night Birds
Sonic Avenues
Beach Slang
Prawn
The City On Film (Full Band)
Crusades
Kepi Ghoulie
Mikey Erg
Chris Gethard
Foxing
Jeff Rosenstock
Restorations
Banner Pilot
The Copyrights
The Hotelier
Drug Church

Prior to the fest, Big Pre-Fest In Little Ybor will be happening on October 28 and 29, 2015 in Ybor City area of Tampa, FL. Confirmed acts will be announced at a later date.

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mewithoutYou Post Album Teaser, Confirm Summer Tour

mewithoutYou. Photo Credit: Amie Santavicca

mewithoutYou. Photo Credit: Amie Santavicca

mewithoutYou has posted an album teaser for their forthcoming sixth album Pale Horses, out June 16, 2015 via Run For Cover Records. Stream it below. The album was produced by Will Yip. The band will be out of tour with Foxing, Lithuania and Field Mouse.

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May 15: Spring Fling – Cleveland, OH
May 16: Skate and Surf Fest – Asbury Park, NJ
Jun 11: Abbey Pub – Chicago, IL ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 12: Triple Rock Social Club – Minneapolis, MN ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 13: Gabe’s Oasis – Iowa City, IA ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 14: Riot Room – Kansas City, MO ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 16: Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 17: Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 18: Neurolux – Boise, ID ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 19: The Crocodile – Seattle, WA ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 20: Hawthorne Theatre – – Portland, OR (w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 23: Strummers – Fresno, CA ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 24: The Boardwalk – Sacramento, CA ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 25: The Independent – – San Francisco, CA ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 26: The Roxy – Los Angeles, CA ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 27: Soda Bar – San Diego, CA ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 28: Crescent Ballroom – Phoenix, AZ ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jun 30: Club Dada – Dallas, TX ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jul 01: Red 7 – Austin, TX ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jul 02: Fitzgerald’s Upstairs – Houston, TX ( w/ Foxing, Lithuania)
Jul 04: The Local 662 – St. Petersburg, FL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 05: The Social – – Orlando, FL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 06: Masquerade – Hell – Atlanta, GA ( w/ Foxing, TBA)
Jul 07: The Saturn – Birmingham, AL (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 08: Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 10: The Vanguard – Tulsa, OK (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 11: Off Broadway – St. Louis, MO (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 12: Emerson Theatre – Indianapolis, IN (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 14: Musica – Akron, OH (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 15: Southgate House Revival – Covington, KY (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 16: Rock and Roll Hotel – Washington, DC (w/ Foxing, TBA)
Jul 17: Bowery Ballroom – New York, NY (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)
Jul 18: The Sinclair – Boston, MA (w/ Foxing, Field Mouse)

mewithoutYou Releasing New Album This Summer, Tour With Dr. Dog

mewithoutYou. Photo Credit: Amie Santavicca

mewithoutYou. Photo Credit: Amie Santavicca

mewithoutYou will be releasing their sixth unnamed full length album to be released this summer via Run For Cover Records. Produced by Will Yip, the album is a carefully focused and personal album that spans mewithoutYou’s impressive career. From the frightened intensity of Catch Us For the Foxes and [A -> B] Life to the subdued and urgent Ten Stories, the band has truly created an album in their new LP that compliments and expands on their incredible 15 year existence. Watch the new album teaser video below.

The band is on tour with Dr. Dog with dates posted below.

Mar 23: The Depot – York, PA (w/o Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou headlining)
Mar 24: Rumba Café – Columbus, OH (w/o Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou headlining)
Mar 25: Mercury Ballroom – Louisville, KY
Mar 26: The Orange Peel – Asheville, NC
Mar 27: Ryman Auditorium – Nashville, TN
Mar 28: Track 29 – Chattanooga, TN
Mar 29: The Lyric Oxford – Oxford, MS
Mar 31: Varsity Theatre – Baton Rouge, LA
Apr 01: House of Blues – Houston, TX
Apr 02: House of Blues – Dallas, TX
Apr 03: Stubb’s Outdoors – Austin, TX
Apr 04: Korova – San Antonio, TX (w/o Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou headlining)
Apr 06: Cain’s Ballroom – Tulsa, OK
Apr 07: The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE (w/o Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou headlining)
Apr 08: Liberty Hall – Lawrence, KS
Apr 09: The Pageant – St. Louis, MO
Apr 10: Thalia Hall – Chicago, IL
Apr 11: House of Blues – Chicago, IL
Apr 12: The Loft – Lansing, MI (w/o Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou headlining)
Apr 13: Lee’s Palace – Toronto, ON (w/o Dr. Dog, mewithoutYou headlining)
May 15: Spring Fling – Cleveland, OH
May 16: Skate and Surf Fest – Asbury Park, NJ

Native Lights Streaming “La Rosa”, Upcoming Shows

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Tulsa, OK’s Native Lights is streaming “La Rosa” off their debut full length Self Titled, out Mark 17, 2015 via Passive Recordings, here.

Guitarist/Vocalist Bryce Chambers (Ester Drang) and Bassist Johnathon Ford (Unwed Sailor) form the core of Native Lights. The two musicians have contributed their fair share of captivating sounds in their various musical projects for 20+ years. Native Lights’ array of lush, hearty, sincere songs are indebted to the pioneering sounds of the infamous Slowdive, the 4AD instrumental outfit Dif Juz, shoegaze heavyweights My Bloody Valentine, and the dark, angular sounds of 90s rockers Codeine and The Jesus Lizard.

After releasing a 7” single titled “Blackwater,” featuring the self titled single and an Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark cover, the band recorded their debut album in the dark corridors of an abandoned cattle auction facility found somewhere in the outskirts of rural Hominy, Oklahoma. The facility’s worn facade, crumbling walls and caving ceiling felt like the perfect place to track the group’s vast, cinematic brand of shoegaze-bent discordant dream-pop.

Native Lights have booked a string of upcoming shows.

Upcoming Shows
Mar 14:Garfield Galleria – Phoenix, AZ
Mar 15: Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX (w/ Wray)
Mar 16: Lost Horse Saloon – Marfa, TX (w/ Wray)
Mar 17 – 20: SXSW Festival – Austin, TX (SXSW Festival)
Mar 21: Valley Of The Vapors Festival – Hot Springs, AR
Apr 02: Three Links – Dallas, TX
Apr 04: The Korova – San Antonio, TX (w/ mewithoutYou)
Apr 07: The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE (w/ mewithoutYou)

Native Lights Streaming “Black Wall Street”

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Tulsa, OK rockers Native Lights will release their debut self titled full length record on March 2015 via Passive Recordings. Stream “Black Wall Street” here. Stream the first single “Blue Star” here.

Guitarist/Vocalist Bryce Chambers (Ester Drang) and Bassist Johnathon Ford (Unwed Sailor) form the core of Native Lights. The two musicians have contributed their fair share of captivating sounds in their various musical projects for 20+ years. Native Lights’ array of lush, hearty, sincere songs are indebted to the pioneering sounds of the infamous Slowdive, the 4AD instrumental outfit Dif Juz, shoegaze heavyweights My Bloody Valentine, and the dark, angular sounds of 90s rockers Codeine and The Jesus Lizard.

After releasing a 7” single titled “Blackwater,” featuring the self titled single and an Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark cover, the band recorded their debut album in the dark corridors of an abandoned cattle auction facility found somewhere in the outskirts of rural Hominy, Oklahoma. The facility’s worn facade, crumbling walls and caving ceiling felt like the perfect place to track the group’s vast, cinematic brand of shoegaze-bent discordant dream-pop.

The guerrilla approach of going into a dilapidated building and recording an album brought about untold options for cavernous untamed sounds. The band brought along a minimal recording setup, rigged up some electricity and adapted the old facility into a makeshift tracking room. For a long week in the dead of winter the band recorded by day and slept in the freezing compound at night, taking solace in the warmth of a bonfire on the front steps.

After the recording process was completed, the band travelled to Louisville, KY to mix the album with Kevin Ratterman (Young Widows, My Morning Jacket, Maserati) at his famed La La Land Studio. The end result is a hallowed somberness, painted by the sounds of Native Lights, expelled in the form of swooning leads, hollow resonance, shimmery beats, and a mournful medley of lost voices. Thus the first Native Lights full-length record was born.

Mar 03: Lucky’s Everyday – Wichita, KS
Mar 04: The Walnut Room – Denver, CO (w/ Wray)
Mar 05: ALLEGED – Ogden, UT (w/ Wray)
Mar 06: Crazy Horse – Boise, ID (w/ Wray)
Mar 07: Kelly’s Olympian – Portland, OR (w/ Wray)
Mar 09: The Rendezvous / Jewelbox Theater – Seattle, WA (w/ Wray)
Mar 11: Leo’s – Oakland, CA (w/ Wray)
Mar 13: The Handbag Factory – Los Angeles, CA (w/ Wray)
Mar 15: Lowbrow Palace – El Paso, TX (w/ Wray)
Mar 16: Lost Horse Saloon – Marfa, TX (w/ Wray)
Mar 21: Valley Of The Vapors Festival – Hot Springs, AR
Apr 02: Three Links – Dallas, TX
Apr 04: The Korova – San Antonio, TX (w/ mewithoutYou)
Apr 07: The Waiting Room – Omaha, NE (w/ mewithoutYou)