Kite Party - Come On Wandering LP Out May 6th / Stream New Track
Following their 2011 debut, Baseball Season, Kite Party will release their long awaited sophomore album Come On Wondering on May 6th via Animal Style Records. Today, Stereogum are sharing the LP’s first single, “Halflife,” calling it, “A warm introduction to the Philly band’s dreamy, wondrous music, but it’s also tinged with melodies and vocal inflections that cut with an intense melancholy. It’s sparklingly pretty music, acting like an inhibitor to the wounded sentiments just below the surface.”
Stream Halflife at Stereogum
Kite Party vocalist/guitarist Russell Edling elaborated on “Halflife” sharing, "Why does this feel off?" is a sentiment that pops up in several places throughout Come on Wandering. The song Halflife focuses on how "off" you can feel when you are a 20-something and you still feel like you're sucking your thumb.”
The Philadelphia based quintet has come a long way in the three years since their debut, blending new sounds and ideas into the radiant Come On Wandering at every turn. The record swirls with nuanced indie rock, warm and shimmering shoegaze, delicate brushes with dream pop, and subtle hints of a youth spent listening to punk.
Come On Wandering will be pressed in a variety of vinyl options. Pre-orders are now available. Click here to pre-order
Pre-Order Courtesy Drop - Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love To LP ///
We're pleased to launch pre-orders for Courtesy Drop's debut LP, Songs to Drive to; Cry, and Make Love To. Frontman and chief songwriter Paul Chalos describes the record as written from three different phases of the same perspective; the phases being depression, complacency, and reflection.
Brooklyn Vegan is premiering "Goodbye, Fairline Drive" from forthcoming release right here.
To pre-order: store.animalstylerecords.com.
The LP copy includes 13 tracks and will also include 5 bonus instrumental songs with the digital download.
Young Turks - Where I Rise 7"/Digital out Nov 5
We're pleased to continue working with our Portland, OR brothers Young Turks. On November 5 we'll release Where I Rise on 7" and digitally. Stay tuned for new music, pre-orders, and tour information.
Where I Rise is a declaration of life moving forward, while trying to let go of the past. Stand out track "Zone K" begins, "About 364 days a year, I'm not thinking about you." Clearly vocalist Matt Koenig has moved forward from Where I Lie but not without a painful reminder of what once was. The former themes of betrayal and hopelessness have been exchanged for the strength to overcome and the will to endure.
Returning to D-Wreck Studios in Portland, Oregon, YOUNG TURKS were able to capture the unique sound and feel of northwest hardcore. Enlisting Alex Estrada of Earth Capital Studios (Touché Amore, Joyce Manor, Silver Snakes) to mix, the final product walks the line between a polished studio effort and the raw energy of a live performance.
Welcome Save Your Breath /// 'There Used To Be A Place For Us' LP/CD/Digital Out Oct 8 (US) / Oct 7 (UK)
We couldn't be more delighted to welcome Save Your Breath to our ever growing family. The Welsh pop punks group will release their new album, ‘There Used to Be a Place For Us’ in the US on October 8 and in the UK on October 7. Produced by up-and-coming Welsh producer, Gethin Pearson, and mixed by Stuart Richardson, the record represents our first international release!
Initially introduced to U.S. audiences via their first proper release – the ‘Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy’ EP – which was released in America via Billie Joe Armstrong’s Adeline Records, the band followed that up with their 2011 full-length, ‘Vices”.
Check out a new lyric video for “Lessons”, the lead track off the upcoming LP, here: www.youtube.com/saveyourbreathtv
Save Your Breath will kick off their fall UK tour supporting The Story So Far and Seahaven, with a headline album release show in Cardiff on October 7.
Pre-order and pressing info for ‘There Used to Be a Place For Us’ will be announced soon.
Welcome Courtesy Drop // Debut LP "Songs To Drive To; Cry, And Make Love To" Out Oct 15
We've signed Nashville, TN post hardcore band Courtesy Drop. The band’s LP, Songs To Drive To; Cry, And Make Love To, will be released on vinyl and digitally on October 15 (pressing info TBA).
A stream of two tracks from the record, "Science is a Liar Sometimes" and "Mineral Extracts" is now available at www.courtesydrop.bandcamp.com. The band kicks off its summer tour on July 3rd with a hometown show at Nashville’s The Owl Farm.
Courtesy Drop Tour
07/03 - Nashville, TN @ The Owl Farm
07/05 - Crossville, TN @ The Complex
07/06 - Decatur, AL @ Ex Calibur
07/07 - Birmingham, AL @ The Forge
07/08 - Atlanta, GA @ Under The Couch
07/09 - Augusta, GA @ TBA
07/10 - Charlotte, NC
07/11 - Wilmington, NC
07/12 - Richmond, VA @ The Gene Pool
07/13 - Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Art Space
07/14 - Philadelphia, PA
07/15 - New Haven, CT
07/18 - Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar
07/19 - Pittsburgh, PA
07/20 - Detroit, MI @ TBA
07/21 - Chicago, IL @ TBA
07/22 - Minneapolis, MN @ TBA
07/23 - Fargo, ND @ The New Direction
07/25 - Terre Haute, IN @ That Building Where All The Shows Are At
07/26 - Huntsville, AL @ TBA