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

Wrecking Ball: Day 2 – The Masquerade, Atlanta GA

 

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Day 2 of Wrecking Ball didn’t start until after 1 PM, so people had ample chance to recover in spite of the after parties. The early day belonged to bands on the outdoor Music Park Stage and the Heaven Stage. Early bands such as Yuck, and and Basement woke kids out of their stupors. Fans who showed up early got a treat seeing Mutoid Man’sStephen Brodsky pull double duty later on with legends Cave In. Another highly anticipated group was the return of Glassjaw in only their second show back in action. They really brought it back with their set chock full of hits. Other early bands of note included Girlpool, the excellent Appleseed Cast, and screamo legends Thrice. Later on Desparecidos and American Nightmare brought the swelling crowds at witnessing their respective sets to their knees. American Nightmare in particular has been killing it live and tonight was no exception. Finally Coheed And Cambria closed the night in epic fashion. Wrecking Ball, we are already looking forward to next year. Thanks again to Boston Chuck Photograpyfor the great shots from a packed photo pit!

Basement, by Boston Chuck Photography

Basement, by Boston Chuck Photography

Mutoid Man, by Boston Chuck Photography

Mutoid Man, by Boston Chuck Photography

Foundation, by Boston Chuck Photography

Foundation, by Boston Chuck Photography

 

Glassjaw, by Boston Chuck Photography

Glassjaw, by Boston Chuck Photography

Thrice, by Boston Chuck Photography

Thrice, by Boston Chuck Photography

Coheed And Cambria, by Boston Chuck Photography

Coheed And Cambria, by Boston Chuck Photography

Coheed And Cambria, by Boston Chuck Photography

Coheed And Cambria, by Boston Chuck Photography

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Wrecking Ball: Day 1- The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA

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The crowd outside Wrecking Ball, by Boston Chuck Photography

The crowd outside Wrecking Ball, by Boston Chuck Photography

With destination concert events being the next big thing, every city is trying to come up with an even to put them on the map. Atlanta has pulled off an impressive start with the first annual Wrecking Ball at the venerable Masquerade venue. Judging by the success with the lineup and the response from the crowd, we have every reason to believe this fest will be a round for years to come. Even though if you Google the fests name, you still get that silly girl Miley and her video, the fest unironically had their own wrecking ball too, with people doing the Miley pose in jest. And the bands on day one wrecked the stage and had fans from all over wrecking their bodies in the Atlanta summer heat to the mostly punk rock extravaganza. Descendents may be long time veterans of the scene, but they performed with more energy than most bands half their age. Judge brought the old-school beatdown sensability. The heady minds in Failure were an anomaly on the bill, but a welcome one that added to the diversity of it. Their new album The Heart Is A Monster (InResidence) is killer. Back to the punk side of things Modern Life is War, The Get Up Kids, TheMovieLife, SamIAm, and Title Fight all brought it big time. Pianos Become The Teeth is another band that had their own crowd on hand for this show. The outdoor stage added a real specialness to this event, and those bands seemed to really relish the true fest feels. Shot here for Ghost Cult by Boston Chuck Photography, day one of Wrecking Ball more than set the tone for the rest of the weekend. Day 2 coverage coming soon!

 

Descendents, by Boston Chuck Photography

Descendents, by Boston Chuck Photography

Failure, by Boston Chuck Photography

Failure, by Boston Chuck Photography

Judge, by Boston Chuck Photography

Judge, by Boston Chuck Photography

Modern Life Is War, by Boston Chuck Photography

Modern Life Is War, by Boston Chuck Photography

Pianos Become The Teeth, by Boston Chuck Photography

Pianos Become The Teeth, by Boston Chuck Photography

TheMovieLife, by Boston Chuck Photography

TheMovieLife, by Boston Chuck Photography

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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

Coheed and Cambria, Thrice, Descendents, Glassjaw On Wrecking Ball ATL

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The Wrecking Ball ATL has announced their lineup, taking place on August 8-9, 2015 at The Masquerade in Atlanta, GA.

Coheed And Cambria
Descendents
Thrice
Desaparecidos
Glassjaw
The Get Up Kids
American Nightmare
The Lawrence Arms
The Movielife
Title Fight
Judge
Basement
Samiam
Braid
Yuck
The Appleseed Cast
Modern Life Is War
Cave In
Knapsack
Blacklisted
Pianos Become The Teeth
Frankie Cosmos
The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die
Small Brown Bike
Their/They’re/There
You Blew It!
Foundation
Girlpool
Old Gray
The Coathangers
Make Do And Mend
Beach Slang
Cayetana
Brick + Mortar
Criminal Instict
Superheaven
Pet Symmetry
Somos
Mutoid Man
Sorority Noise
Bellows
Adventures
Microwave
Big Jesus
The Weaks
Told Sland
Spraynard
Petal
Slingshot Dakota
Free Throw
Blis.
Halfling
West Point
Northbound

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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.

the flats northbound 2015 spring tour

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