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MT. EDDY share debut album, Chroma: Stream

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Jakob Armstrong has been called many things since stepping onto the scene back in 2015. Originally he went by Jakob Danger, then simply DANGER!, and at all times the son of Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong. That’s not exactly a tiny shadow to step out from under, but with his latest band, MT. EDDY, he’s taking a hell of a step in the right direction.

Also consisting of drummer Chris Malaspina and guitarist Enzo Malaspina, with bassist Kevin Judd joining just last year, MT. EDDY is set to release its debut album, Chroma, on June 2nd via Uncool Records. “We’ve been working on these songs and waiting to release this album for a long time,” Armstrong tells Consequence of Sound. “Now that the lineup’s solidified and the record’s done, we are so excited to share this new band with the world.

The world better get ready, because this is not some “son of a rock star” write-off band. Drawing influence from California punk and indie rock, the 10-track collection is perfectly crafted to introduce audiences to the Oakland outfit’s brand of alternative. “Working Title” is a deceptively buoyant surf jam, while “Wilshambe” is a quintessential exploration of untenable romance (“I know you’re itching for love/ Just make me sit and wait quietly/ I know you’re itching for love/ But that’s the way you oughtta be”).

“The Whale Song” punches with nervous punk energy. The title track proves Malaspina is a madman drummer, while closer “Doze Off” puts his brother’s guitar riffage on full display. All the way through, Armstrong keeps things steady on the bass and lets loose with powerful vocals that are halfway between Interpol’s Paul Banks and, yes, his father. But do your best to avoid keeping the singer-songwriter’s lineage in mind when listening to the full Chroma stream below — this album is plenty thrilling on its own merit.

Chroma Album Artwork:

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Chroma Tracklist:
01. Chroma
02. Wilshambe
03. Lovely
04. Working Title
05. Song and Fury
06. Metaphor
07. The Whale Song
08. Leave Me Alone
09. Orange
10. Doze Off

MT. EDDY will support Chroma on the road with a short run of dates this July.

MT. EDDY 2017 Tour Dates:
07/07 – Lancaster, CA @ Anna’s Horn Bar and Grill
07/08 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
07/11 – San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
07/13 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder
07/14 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links
07/15 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective
07/16 – St. Louis, MO @ The Firebird
07/18 – Des Moines, IA @ Lefty’s Live Music
07/19 – Burnsville, MN @ The Garage

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Wavves release new album You’re Welcome: Stream/download

Today, Wavves celebrate the release of their latest album, You’re Welcome. Subscribers of Apple Music and Spotify can stream it in full below.

You’re Welcome marks the sixth album for the Nathan Williams-led pop punk outfit. It follows the band’s pair of 2015 releases, V and the Cloud Nothings collaboration No Life For Me, and last year’s split single with Weezer.

(Read: The 100 Best Pop Punk Bands)

The new record is the first solo Wavves LP issued through the group’s own Ghost Ramp imprint. After putting out their last two full-lengths with Warner Bros., Wavves decided to part ways with the “poorly run” major label. “It was anarchy,” Williams explained. “Nobody knew what they were doing. Turnover rate was like an American Apparel. It was really all cons — unless you’re a cash cow.”

As for the LP’s varied musical inspirations, Williams told DIY Mag: “I kind of jumped around genres and there were a few production tricks. I wanted to do something different.” He added, “It’s never fun doing the same thing over and over again. I wanted to avoid making another pop-punk or garage record.” On hand to help with the more hardcore cuts, such as the blistering, quick-fire “No Shade”, was Fucked Up frontman Damian Abraham.

You’re Welcome Artwork:

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You’re Welcome Tracklist:
01. Daisy
02. You’re Welcome
03. No Shade
04. Million Enemies
05. Hollowed Out
06. Come to the Valley
07. Animal
08. Stupid in Love
09. Exercise
10. Under
11. Dreams of Grandeur
12. I Love You

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Paramore release new album After Laughter: Stream/download

Paramore return today with their new album, After Laughter. Apple Music and Spotify subscribers can hear it in its entirety down below.

After Laughter serves as the band’s fifth full-length overall and the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled LP, which spawned the Grammy-winning hit “Ain’t It Fun”. It was recorded in Nashville’s famed RCA Studio B and co-produced by Justin Meldal-Johnsen (who worked on Paramore) and the group’s own guitarist Taylor York.

(Read: The Top 100 Pop Punk Bands

In a recent interview with the New York Times, singer Hayley Williams revealed that she didn’t think Paramore would ever release a new album after 2013. “You can run on the fumes of being a teenager for as long as you want, but eventually life hits you really hard,” she explained, referencing the trio’s tumultuous lineup changes over the last few years.

“I didn’t even know if we were going to make another record. There was a moment when I didn’t even want it to happen. Then it was like, I want it to happen, but I don’t know how we’re going to do it.” Not only have they done it, but Paramore are also set to bring their latest LP on the road for one of the most anticipated tours of the summer.

After Laughter Artwork:

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After Laughter Tracklist:
01. Hard Times
02. Rose-Colored Boy
03. Told You So
04. Forgiveness
05. Fake Happy
06. 26
07. Pool
08. Grudges
09. Caught in the Middle
10. Idle Worship
11. No Friend
12. Tell Me How

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Peter Hook & The Light share complete live recordings of four Joy Division and New Order albums: Stream

Since forming in 2010, Peter Hook & The Light have brought fans of Hook’s former outfits, Joy Division and New Order, utter delight by delivering full-album performance after full-album performance. He’s fine tuned the presentation so much that some say he’s arguably putting on better concerts than the current incarnation of New Order themselves. This Record Store Day, you’ll be able to bring Hook’s epic live shows home with the release of four stunning live albums via Let Them Eat Vinyl.

Each of the four titles features Hook and his band ripping through an entire Joy Division or New Order album — in sequence — enhanced with additional singles, demos, and rarities not on the studio releases. First up is a November 29th, 2012 performance of Joy Division’s debut, Unknown Pleasure. Captured at Leeds’ Cockpit, the concert featured renditions of “Transmission” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart” as well as the never-recorded “Ceremony” in addition to the complete 10-song tracklist.

The second two-disc collection features Hook & The Light delivering Closer sandwiched between a number of one-off singles, EP or compilation entries like “Dead Souls”, “Warsaw”, “Novelty”, and more. The recording comes from a May 18th, 2011 concert in Joy Division’s hometown of Manchester, UK.

Kicking off the New Order recordings is a performance of Movement at The Academy in Dublin back on November 22nd, 2013. Fan favorites like “Cries and Whispers” and “Procession” were also played during the set. Finally, the live recording of Power, Corruption & Lies comes from the very same Dublin concert, and the album is padded with versions of “Blue Monday”, “Temptation”, and more.

In addition to the limited edition deluxe colored vinyl versions being released for RSD (April 22nd), Westworld Recordings will be putting out each collection on CD and digitally come May 5th. (Pre-orders for the non-RSD releases are going on here.) Before any of that, however, Consequence of Sound is proud to present early streams of all four live albums. Take a listen to all the post-punk glory below.

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Closer Live in Manchester:

Movement Tour 2013:

Power, Corruption & Lies:

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Mykele Deville unveils powerful new mixtape, Peace, Fam: Stream

Mykele Deville is nothing if not prolific. The Westside raised MC has dropped three full length projects in the last 12 months, each written and recorded in less then a one month span. Peace, Fam marks an ascension from the down and dirty apartment floors and closets where he recorded his first two projects, 2016’s Super Predator and Each One, Teach One. The increase in production value lets his voice to breathe and blend with the production in a way that elevates the music’s message above any sonic anomaly.

Peace, Fam in Deville’s words, is a call for people of color to take up space with intention, to dig deep and find their own well of peace. Being able to draw from within, not without, is a necessary ability in a world that constantly reminds us who it is set up to benefit. Through the 10 tracks Deville explores love, loss, mental health, unity, and an array of other topics with the deft lyrical acumen he’s become known for.

Joined by a chorus of dozens, the anthemic hook of the album’s title track reads, “Peace fam peace fam, gonna take these chains off me, do the same for my family, spread the love so we can all get free”. This album has a lot to dig through, but Deville crystalizes his message nicely.

The project comes ahead of his performance at Consequence of Sound’s Red Bull Sound Select show at Chicago’s Chop Shop this evening.

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Pile premiere their new album, A Hairshirt of Purpose: Stream

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Boston favorites Pile will release A Hairshirt of Purpose, their fifth album in 10 years of existence, on March 31st via Exploding in Sound. Like each of their previous efforts — including 2015’s You’re Better Than This — the new record finds the band evolving beyond the expectations of what came before as they toy with the high and lows of indie, post-punk, and noise rock.

Creating A Hairshirt of Purpose in the sunny The Record Co. studio in the band’s hometown allowed it to become a “more focused and deliberate record,” as frontman Rick Maguire put it in a press release. Delving into the concept of finding joy in solitude, Pile explored a ton of new sounds during the recording process. Violas and violins moan on single “Dogs” and create gripping tension on “Rope’s Length”, while pianos haunt tracks like the drunken, sad swagger of “Making Eyes” and the thick climb of “Milkeshake”. Listen closely and you might even hear a synth or banjo adding to the textures.

Though the songs jump genres as often as they blend them, A Hairshirt of Purpose may be Pile’s most cohesive and accessible album to date. “I tried to be a little bit more thoughtful with the lyrics and acquiesced to some friends’ requests to have the vocals mixed higher,” Maguire explains to Consequence of Sound. “We experimented with some different instrumentation and even though the songs are pretty stylistically disparate, it feels like a more focused record to me. Overall, I think we’re all pretty proud of this record, and things don’t always turn out that way.”

Ahead of the official release, stream the album in its entirety below, and pre-order it via Exploding in Sound. Pile will support the record with a string of US tour dates this spring.

A Hairshirt of Purpose Album Art:

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A Hairshirt of Purpose Tracklist:
01. Worms
02. Hissing for Peace
03. Rope’s Length
04. No Bone
05. Milkshake
06. Leaning on a Wheel
07. Texas
08. Hairshirt
09. I Don’t Want to Do This Anymore
10. Dogs
11. Making Eyes
12. Slippery
13. Fingers

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Fucked Up share epic new 12-inch EP, Year of the Snake: Stream

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Fucked Up have never been ones to shy away from epically lengthy tracks, and their latest is no exception. While some punk bands can make an entire album last 24 minutes, the Canadian hardcore powerhouses clock that in one song. “Year of the Snake” is the eighth single in the band’s Zodiac Series, following 2015’s “Year of the Hare” and 2014’s “Year of the Dragon”, and it makes up the majority of the Year of the Snake 12-inch EP.

As thrashing as the track’s first eight minutes are, the rest of it is actually a meditative piece inspired by band member Mike Haliechuk’s trip to Nepal. “It’s about how to die, or how to think about dying,” Haliechuk told Noisey. “Well, it’s kind of about how the process is within life. How you are constantly thinking about it and living it. Like how you are being reborn, reshaped, and how you can go thru something and come out the other end as something else.”

The Year of the Snake 12-inch EP is available for pre-order here. You can stream the full single, as well as its B-side “Passacaglia”, below. Physical versions come with a 12-inch bonus flexi disc of “Year of the Snake (Container Remix)”.

Year of the Snake EP Artwork:

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Bleached release new Can You Deal? EP: Stream/download

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Today, Bleached return with a brand new EP called Can You Deal?. Apple Music and Spotify subscribers can stream it in its entirety below.

Due out through Dead Oceans, the four-track effort follows their sophomore album, 2016’s well-received Welcome the Worms. According to the Los Angeles pop punk three-piece, the material on Can You Deal? is fueled by all the “insulting and reductive” gender-based labeling that Bleached have had thrown their way over the years.

Singer/guitarist Jennifer Clavin elaborated in a press statement:

“I create music and art because I need to. To express, to bond, to reconcile, and to connect. And to use my voice. To have it received with such a generic labeling as ‘girl band’ and consistently referenced as ‘female fronted’ is insulting and reductive. The title track to this EP, ‘Can You Deal?’ is about this experience. Last year we released a deeply personal full length album titled Welcome The Worms. It was a record about being in an emotionally abusive relationship. It was a record about getting spun out on drugs and alcohol. It was a record about totally losing myself in order to find myself. It was also our most ambitious body of work yet, with guitar work and guitar sounds and production we had only dreamed of until then. And yet to this day I am still fielding interview questions that have more to do with my gender than with the art I am creating. Somehow the conversation usually derails into some variation of the following question: ‘What is it like to be a girl in a rock band?’. And the ensuing story will define us based on our sex. Why is gender pointed out in nearly all coverage of our band? Labeling me as a woman in a band just puts me in a box, and doesn’t allow everything else I am to be seen and heard. It’s 2017, Can You Deal with women playing rock and roll yet?”

Update: Bleached have shared a video for the EP’s title track.

To coincide with the EP, the group is also putting out a zine of “shared experiences on this subject through essay, visual art, poetry, lyrics and more” from artists like Tegan Quin of Tegan and Sara, Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz, Hayley Williams of Paramore, EMA, Liz Phair, Julien Baker, Mish Way of White Lung, Hinds, and Lizzo. All proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood. For more info, head here.

Can You Deal? Tracklist:
01. Can You Deal?
02. Flipside
03. Turn to Rage
04. Dear Trouble

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Brooklyn’s Baked share their sophomore record, Farnham: Stream

Despite only having released one record, Baked’s been around the block. The members have close connections to the DIY scene, having worked at Brooklyn’s beloved underground venue Shea Stadium and performed with the likes of Lost Boy ? and Titus Andronicus. It was with 2014’s Debthowever, that the band really began making a name for themselves.

That album was a mindfully crafted collection of songs that eschewed genre restrictions while remaining tightly and confidently Baked. Two years later, it’s clear the now-five-piece hasn’t lost that open-minded edge as they present their sophomore album, Farnham.

The 12-track effort dips into proto-punk (“‘You Know San Francisco, Don’t You?’”), swirling shoegaze (“Stuck at Iron Mountain”), and even outlaw country balladry (“Two-Thousandths”). Sometimes it all happens at once, as on the standout “Stay”. Whatever genre they’re messing around in, though, they do it with an unhurried care that allows the heavy layers of sound to build atop each other without collapsing under the weight.

Take a listen below.

Speaking of the album’s aesthetic and themes, vocalist/guitarist RJ Gordon said,

“Farnham is the last name of a friend of mine (Ken) who passed away some years back. We were close friends and roommates back when we were freshman and sophomores in college at SUNY Purchase. Back in 2008/2009 he was diagnosed with brain cancer at a young age. We would go to visit him in his hometown (Tonawanda, NY) and try to keep up as much as possible. He was a talented artist and made a print 8 or 9 years ago that became the two dead mice on the cover of the album. Also the droopy monster face on the liner notes. He was a very very talented artist and I wanted to pay homage to his work and his name with the record. A lot of the record has songs that I wrote originally during and after that tough time and it felt right to pay a little tribute to him.”

Pre-orders are going on here. See the album artwork homage below.

Farnham Album Artwork:

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Farnham Tracklist:
01. A.A.
02. Wolf
03. Amy Rots
04. Stay
05. Stuck At Iron Mountain
06. Them
07. Midnight Junkie
08. Danelectroladyland
09. “You Know San Francisco, Don’t You?”
10. I Win
11. Two-Thousandths
12. Tolex

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Ty Segall gets intimate with his latest self-titled album: Stream

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On January 27th, the ever-profilic garage rocker Ty Segall will release his new, self-titled album through Drag City Records. In anticipation, it’s streaming in full beow via NPR.

His ninth solo effort to date follows last year’s Emotional Mugger and the debut record from his garage punk side-project GØGGS. “Transparency is the name of the game,” according to the album’s press release, and that’s exactly what this album offers, what with the heavy rock of “Break A Guitar” to the behind-the-music approach of “Papers” to the heartfelt wails of “Orange Color Queen”.

Pre-orders for the album are ongoing. Consult the full tracklist below in addition to Segall’s recently updated tour itinerary, which will find the rocker bringing the album to life alongside guitarist Emmett Kelly, bassist Mikal Cronin, drummer Charles Moothart, and keyboardist Ben Boye.

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Ty Segall Tracklist:
01. Break a Guitar
02. Freedom
03. Warm Hands (Freedom Returned)
04. Talkin’
05. The Only One
06. Thank You Mr. K
07. Orange Color Queen
08. Papers
09. Take Care (To Comb Your Hair)
10. Untitled

Ty Segall 2017 Tour Dates:
01/27 – San Diego, CA @ Belly Up Tavern
02/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
02/03 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
02/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ Teragram Ballroom
02/27 – Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
03/01 – Portland, OR @ Aladdin Theater
03/02 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
03/03 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
05/08 – Albuquerque, NM @ Sister Bar
05/10 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
05/11 – Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theater
05/13 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/14 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
05/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
05/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
05/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
05/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero Theater
05/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Small’s Theater
05/22 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
05/25 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge
05/26 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jack’s
05/27 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
05/29 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Pressroom
08/03-6 – Happy Valley, OR @ Pickathon Music Festival
08/18 – Biddinghuizen, NE @ Lowlands Festival
08/24 – Berlin, DE @ Astra
08/31 – Miranda De Ebro, ES @ Ebrovisión Festival

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