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Sep 12, 2016

School of Seven Bells Share Video for "Signals"

School of Seven Bells have premiered their new video for “Signals” at Noisey! “Signals” appears on the band’s final album, SVIIB, which released earlier this year. The video is directed by Daniel Ryan. You can find behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot HERE.

School of Seven Bells – SVIIB: iTunes | Vinyl and CD

Sep 07, 2016

Frank Iero and the Patience's New Album Parachutes Arrives October 28th

FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE are set to release their second album 'Parachutes' on October 28th! The record was produced by the legendary team that is Ross Robinson & Steve Evetts in California earlier this year. "It's a team that had been on my mind for a while. I heard stories about Ross that scared me to death... but honestly nothing could have prepared me for the reality of what it is like to work with him" says singer Frank Iero. "It was the most heartbreaking yet uplifting, depleting yet inspiring experience I have ever had. I found out things about myself and the songs I was writing that changed me forever. I am so proud of this record, it really took everything I had, and I know I could not have made it with anyone else." The album is available for preorder HERE.

As with any new album, the band has a chance to grow and evolve into something else, to challenge all perceptions and become a new version of what it once was, and as such comes a name change - FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE. "When I first started this journey I brought a band along that filled in the gaps of what I lacked. I was uncomfortable in my position so I brought a celebration or a cellabration to distract from my awkwardness. Now in my life I need to learn how to slow down and love where I am. I need the patience to appreciate the now." says Frank Iero.

FRANK IERO and the PATIENCE are excited to take this record to the US fans via an extensive tour, kicking off on October 28th in Sayreville, New Jersey. The US tour runs through November 27th and includes a November 9th stop in Los Angeles at the Troubadour. The full dates are included HERE.

A message from Frank Iero

"Parachutes are life saving devices. We rely on them to bring us back from the brink of death. Whether we fall or jump they are the only things keeping us alive. Such as with life, we are all just falling or plunging to an eventual end, but the love of my family and my ability to create art and music has always been my parachute.

The act of living can be random and strange, beautiful and ugly at the same time and the only thing that is undeniably certain is eventually we are all gonna hit the ground. Some of us plummet at an incredible rate and it’s over in a flash, but some of us get saved and are able to enjoy the view for a little while….

This album is one of my parachutes. xo frnk."

Frank Iero and Evan Nestor will play a very special acoustic show at All Saints Church in Kingston, UK later this week on Saturday 10th September which will be followed by a fan Q&A hosted by Matt Stocks.

Frank Iero and the Patience – Parachutes: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify

Aug 25, 2016

Balance and Composure Premieres New Single "Afterparty"

Balance and Composure have premiered their next Light We Made track "Afterparty" on Flaunt!

“Afterparty” is available as an instant grat track when you pre-order Light We Made on iTunes. Check out the pre-order options for the album below. Light We Made arrives October 7, 2016.

Balance and Composure – Light We Made: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify

Aug 22, 2016

Bad Suns Premiere New Song "Heartbreaker" on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Show

Ahead of the release of their sophomore album, Disappear Here, Bad Suns have released a brand new song, “Heartbreaker,” with a premiere from Zane Lowe on Beats 1 as today’s #WorldFirst. Fans that missed the radio debut can check out the track below.

“Heartbreaker” is pulled from Disappear Here, which is set to be released on September 16th. Get the track today when you pre-order the album on iTunes.

Bad Suns – Disappear Here: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify

Aug 19, 2016

Benjamin Francis Leftwich's New Album After The Rain Out Now

Today, Benjamin Francis Leftwich releases his second album After The Rain! In the lead up to the release Leftwich has shared a track a week across all streaming platforms with the final two tracks “Frozen Moor” and “Just As I Was Waking Up” revealed today, completing the album.

To celebrate the release of the album Leftwich is playing a series on free, acoustic in-stores around the UK, starting today in London. He will then head out on a second run of headline dates following the success of his Spring / Summer tour. Starting in September this extensive tour takes in the UK, Europe and the US with tickets on sale now.

Following the release of his 2011 acclaimed debut album Last Smoke Before the Snowstorm, a record which has gone on to sell over 100,000 copies worldwide and had over 150 million global Spotify plays, Leftwich’s life was thrown into an unexpected path when he went through one of the hardest things in life, the loss of a parent and his number one source of inspiration, his father.

Coming at the peak of Ben’s success and stuck between tours and caring for his father, Ben invited producers to his hometown in an attempt to work on new material, to muted results. “I just knew that I needed to not do this for a while,” he admits of his mental state following his father’s passing. “For me, I just needed to live outside of music.”

Now, 5 years after the release of his debut album, Leftwich returned earlier this year with the news of the Charlie Andrew (Alt-J, Money) produced new album. Written during those months which saw him at his lowest, the record is a creation that exists between light and dark; one that is delicate yet grand, melancholic yet optimistic, whilst remaining utterly timeless.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – After The Rain: iTunes | Vinyl/CD | Spotify

Aug 18, 2016

Balance and Composure Premieres New Video for "Postcard" via Pitchfork

Balance and Composure have released a new video for "Postcard," the first single from their third album, Light We Made (out October 7th). The video was directed by Jason Michael Roberts who created an interesting visual concept utilizing special effects, which he explains:

"Working with Balance and Composure was an amazing experience. They had a pretty broad idea for 'Postcard,' but I want the audience to feel like tourists on a hallucinogenic, safari floating ride from room-to-room in an surreal world, observing the exotic imagery."

Light We Made, which was produced by Will Yip (Nothing, Pity Sex), marks a celebration of growth for the band, with a new ebb and flow sound dominated by soothing, harmonic tracks, which complements their previous body of work.

Balance and Composure will bring their live set on the road this fall for a North American headline tour, plus will make an appearance at this year's Riot Fest in Chicago, and will open for Hum on September 24th in Pomona, CA. All tour dates listed HERE.

Balance and Composure – Light We Made: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify

Aug 10, 2016

Bad Suns Share Video for "Disappear Here," Announce Fall Tour

Today, Bad Suns have premiered the video for “Disappear Here”

The band has also announce a fall headline tour with support from Coin! The tour runs from October 19th to November 18th. See the list of dates below and grab tickets HERE.

Bad Suns – Disappear Here: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify

Aug 03, 2016

Benjamin Francis Leftwich Announces North American Tour

Benjamin Francis Leftwich has today announced a new headline tour for North America! Taking in 26 dates throughout November and December, the Fall tour follows his recent sell out run across North America and will come shortly after the release of his highly anticipated second album After The Rain - out August 19th. Tickets for the tour go on sale at 10am local time on Friday 5th August.

Benjamin Francis Leftwich – After The Rain: iTunes | Vinyl/CD | Spotify

Jul 29, 2016

Death Spells Release Nothing Above, Nothing Below

Today, Death Spells release their debut album, Nothing Above, Nothing Below. The album was recorded and produced by James Dewees and Frank Iero and is available now at digital retail outlets, including iTunes and Amazon. The album is also available to stream on Spotify.

“Death Spells is very different from anything we have done in the past collectively,” says Dewees. “It's noisy, it's angry, it's beauty, it's the monster you don't want to look at yet can't look away.”

“This Death Spells record has been something I've wanted for 4 years,” said Iero. “The initial band started back in 2012 in an apartment in North Hollywood California, and because life sometimes gets in the way it has taken a back seat to other projects James and I have been working on. But I knew I could not go any further until these songs were revealed, and now death spells' time has finally come.”

Beginning Tuesday, August 9, Death Spells will be performing six headline shows across the globe in just eight days. Tickets are on sale now for all dates, including a newly added New Jersey show on August 18 and both Denver and Chicago Riot Fest dates.

Death Spells – Nothing Above, Nothing Below: iTunes | Amazon | Spotify

Jul 25, 2016

Balance and Composure Sign to Vagrant, Announce New Album Light We Made

We’re stoked to welcome Balance and Composure to the Vagrant family. Today the band has announced their third album, Light We Made, will be released on October 7th. Fans who pre-order the album now will instantly receive the project's lead track "Postcard". Special pre-order bundles of Light We Made will also launch today (July 25th) at 3pm ET with multiple limited-edition color variations of the LP artwork and merch.

Light We Made, which was produced by Will Yip (Nothing, Pity Sex), marks a milestone for the band, as this time around they've toned down their hardcore and punk-rock roots, to present a body of work that is dominated by soothing, harmonic tracks. The LP's coherent mood of transcendent moments are driven by the band experimenting with new sonic elements - weaving in dreamy synth chords, melodic guitar riffs, and atmospheric bass grooves and drum beats to hit home the delivery of the songs' emotional lyrics.

"This album is the culmination of the last 3 years, and how musically the band wanted to be more creative than ever before. We took time off to experience life, pushing ourselves to try things that we previously hadn't, which in return inspired us to record something that would stand out. This LP is a sonic progression for us, and we're excited to share it with everyone."

In support of the new LP, Balance and Composure will bring their live set on the road this Fall for a North American headline tour, plus will make an appearance at this year's Riot Fest in Chicago, and will open for Hum on September 24th in Pomona, CA. Tickets for the Balance and Composure headline tour go on sale this Friday, July 29th. Head HERE for more information, and see all tour dates.

Balance and Composure – Light We Made: iTunes | Vinyl/Bundles | Spotify