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Taking Back Sunday part ways with founding member Eddie Reyes


Taking Back Sunday have announced that founding member and guitarist Eddie Reyes has departed from the pioneering emo band. In a statement issued via Facebook, the group offered no explanation beyond “personal reasons.”

“Guitarist Eddie Reyes and Taking Back Sunday have parted ways due to personal reasons,” the statement reads in part. “Eddie was a founding member of the band and his contributions can be felt all along the way. John, Shaun, Mark, and Adam love Eddie, wish him well in his future endeavors.”

(Read: The 100 Best Pop Punk Bands)

Reyes co-founded TBS with current Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey in 1999. The current lineup now includes lead vocalist Adam Lazzara, guitarist John Nolan, bass guitarist Shaun Cooper, and drummer Mark O’Connell.

TBS will be touring Mexico, the UK, and Germany starting this month before co-headlining a 28-date US tour with Coheed and Cambria this summer (grab tickets here). Their most recent album is 2016’s Tidal Wave.

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Princess Nokia drops new mixtape, A Girl Cried Red: Stream


Today marks the release of a brand new mixtape from New York City rapper Princess Nokia (née Destiny Frasqueri). Titled A Girl Cried Red, it arrives courtesy of Rough Trade Records. Listen to it below.

Her first release since last year’s 1992 Deluxe, the self-described “emo mixtape” was announced on Nokia’s Instagram account last night. And by “emo,” Nokia doesn’t just mean “emotional.” A press statement says the mixtape “draws on influences as varied as the introverted acoustic sounds of Elliott Smith to the bombastic pop-punk energy of Paramore.

And you can hear it in the mixtape’s lead single, “Your Eyes Are Bleeding”, which finds the singer adopting the nasally, yearning vocal affectations of the emo sect. The lyrics, too, are about as Taking Back Sunday as they come. “Smash my heart in pieces, it looks so good on the floor,” she sings. “Now I really hate you, and I wanna hate you more.”

Nokia and Milah Libin directed the funny, self-aware clip, which finds Nokia alternating between a melancholy car ride and a White Castle as tour footage from the past few years interjects like so many warm memories. Check it out below.

You can hear the rest of it via your digital platform of choice, or below.

On the heels of 1992 Deluxe, Nokia launched a GoFundMe relief page to assist with post-hurricane rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico. After playing Coachella this weekend, Nokia will hit the road for a tour of North America and Europe. Along the way, she’ll play festivals such as Miami’s Rolling Loud, Dublin’s Longitude, and Germany’s Melt! Festival, among others.

See the mixtape’s artwork and tracklist below, as well as her full tour itinerary.

A Girl Cried Red Artwork:

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A Girl Cried Red Tracklist:
01. Flowers and Rope
02. Your Eyes Are Bleeding
03. For The Night
04. Look Up Kid
05. Interlude
06. Morphine
07. At The Top
08. Little Angel

Princess Nokia 2018 Tour Dates:
04/15 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/20 – San Francisco, CA @ 1015 Folsom
04/22 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival
04/29 – Chicago, IL @ The Metro
05/5 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
05/6 – Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere
05/12 – Miami, FL @ Rolling Loud Festival
05/25 – Barcelona, ES @ Secret Location TBA
05/26 – Madrid, ES @ Tomavistas Festival
05/27 – A Coruna, ES @ Inn Club
05/31 – Athens, GR @ Piraeus 117 Academy
06/01 – Copenhagen, DK @ Distortion Festival
06/02 – London, UK @ Field Day Festival
06/16 – Richmond, CA @ FEELS 6 @
07/07 – Turku, FI @ Ruisrock
07/08 – Zamárdi, HU @ Balaton Sound Festival
07/13 – Dublin, IR @ Longitude Festival
07/14 – Dour, BL @ Dour Festival
07/15 – Berlin, DE @ Melt! Festival
07/19 – Benicassim, ES @ Benicassim Festival
07/ 20 – Lisbon PT @ Super Bock
07/21 – Seyðisfjörður, IS @ LungA Art Festival
08/18 – Hamburg, DE @ Dockville Festival
08/20 – London, UK @ O2 Forum
08/21 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall



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Kid, Feral – Live And Let’s Die [Review]


Artist: Kid, Feral

Title: Live And Let’s Die

Release: Vinyl

Year: 2018

Label: Dog Knights Productions.

2018 has just begun for the Swedish screamo scene. A few upcoming bands have come to take a new turn for the better, and that is with Kid, Feral to be exact. They just have put out their debut LP 12″ through Dog Knights Productions.

Kid, Feral is literally a more enraged counterpart of Suis La Lune. Speaking of which, SLL leans more on melodramatic atmosphere, while on Kid’s side it is more of a rather riveting, uncontrollable rage. Lo-fi fury ingrained in reverbed vocals amid walls of sound of dancey passionate punk rock, with the exception of chilly two interludes, who are just in the way of clearing away the tensions.

Kid, Feral has just got started with this LP and they deserve much of connections to those with broken dreams and broken hearts, especially those still cursed with skinny jeans and fringe hairs. So dance off your skinny jeans, swing away your fringe haircut and overall cry on the floor.



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The Get Up Kids are preparing to release their first new music in seven years


The Get Up Kids are gearing up to release their first new music in seven years. Today, the emo pioneers announced their signing to Polyvinyl Record Co., which will serve as the home for their follow-up to 2011’s There Are Rules.

(Read: The 100 Best Pop Punk Bands)

Alongside the announcement, the Kansas City band shared a brief clip teasing the new material. Check it out below.

In 2008, The Get Up Kids played a reunion show after a three-year breakup to commemorate the 10th anniversary of their seminal sophomore album, Something to Write Home About, and followed up with a national tour. 2010 saw the release of their Simple Science EP, which led to the aforementioned full-length, There Are Rules.



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Jawbreaker is working on new music


Jawbreaker just wrapped up a string of reunion tour dates, but the emo pioneers aren’t content to stop there. During a recent appearance on the Going Off Track podcast, lead vocalist and guitarist Blake Schwarzenbach revealed the band is preparing to work on new music. Jawbreaker’s last proper album is 1995’s Dear You.

(Read: The 100 Best Pop Punk Bands)

“Our summer is just going to be trying to write, jam,” Schwarzenbach stated. “[1992 album] Bivoac era is how we’re trying to feel… What we really want to do is riff out and see what comes [of it].”

“I’m spending the next month writing at home,” he elaborated. “Then we’re going to converge in San Francisco and go in the studio and see what happens.”

Schwarzenbach also teased doing shows abroad by deadpanning, “who wants to be in the U.S. right now?” As of now, the band’s only  band confirmed date is at Seattle’s Upstream Music Fest and Summit in early June.

Check out photos from Jawbreaker’s recent New York show with Charly Bliss at Brooklyn Steel here.



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Here’s who’s playing the final Vans Warped Tour


Vans Warped Tour, the long-running emo/punk touring festival, will hold its final edition this summer. After 24 years, “an evolving summer festival industry, a shrinking pool of bands, and declining ticket sales amongst its teenage demographic” has led Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman to end the festival.

The lineup for the final Warped Tour was unveiled today, and appropriately, many past performers are returning to bid the festival adieu. That includes Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, The Used, Less Than Jake, Reel Big Fish, Underoath, All Time Low, Frank Turner, Bowling For Soup, Silverstein, Everytime I Die, The Maine, Mayday Parade, Knuckle Puck, The Amity Affliction, and Motionless In White.

Vans’ Warped Tour consists of 38 dates spanning from June 21st to August 5th. See the full itinerary, including their respective lineups, here. And grab tickets here.

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Remo Drive announce new EP, Pop Music, share energetic song, “Blue Ribbon”: Stream


Epitaph Records, home of NOFX, Rancid, and The Offspring, has signed up-and-coming emo/pop punk outfit Remo Drive. To coincide with the announcement, the label has reissued the band’s debut album, last year’s Greatest Hits. Remo Drive have also revealed plans to drop their first-ever Epitaph release, an EP titled Pop Music.

Due out March 9th, the project features three songs, including today’s buoyant offering “Blue Ribbon”, which can be heard below. The EP said to follow in the footsteps of its Greatest Hits predecessor, channeling “’90s grunge and classic rock to create their own dynamic and deeply catchy sound.”

“It’s always going to be about loud guitars and big drums,” the group’s Erik Paulson notes in a statement. “The best thing for us to do is not worry so much about aesthetic and focus on whatever feels natural with the overarching idea of being a rock ’n’ roll band.” The Minnesota-bred band cite Title Fight, or more specifically, “older kids who smoked weed and listened to Title Fight,” as influences.

Pop Music Tracklist:
01. Blue Ribbon
02. Song of the Summer
03. Heartstrings

To celebrate Pop Music’s release, Remo Drive will kick off a US tour alongside Sorority Noise.

Remo Drive 2018 Tour Dates:
03/08 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit Hall
03/09 – Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop
03/11 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
03/12 – University City, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
03/14 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
03/15 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
03/17 – Portland, OR @ The Analog
03/18 – Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
03/20 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
03/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Troubadour
03/25 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
03/26 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda
03/28 – Orlando, FL @ The Abbey
03/29 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
03/30 – Raleigh, NC @ Kings
03/31 – Richmond, VA @ Capital Ale House
04/01 – Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
04/03 – Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom
04/04 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
04/05 – New York, NY @ Bowery
04/06 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
04/07 – Washington, DC @ Rock and Roll Hotel



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Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday announce US co-headlining tour


Paging the early 2000s: Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday have just announced a US summer co-headlining tour.

The joint trek launches in July and runs through mid-August. Over the course of 28 dates, the two acts will stop in cities such as Miami, Nashville, Boston, Brooklyn, Minneapolis, Chicago, Denver, Austin, and Las Vegas. Pop punk outfit The Story So Far will serve as opener throughout the itinerary.

(Read: The 100 Best Pop Punk Bands)

Coheed and Cambria’s last album came in 2015 with The Color Before the Sun. Taking Back Sunday put out Tidal Wave in 2016.

Coheed and Cambria and Taking Back Sunday 2018 Tour Dates:
07/06 – Miami, FL @ Bayfront Park Amphitheater
07/07 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre
07/08 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
07/10 – Atlanta, GA @ Chastain Park Amphitheater
07/11 – Nashville, TN @ Ascend Amphitheater
07/13 – Raleigh, NC @ Red Hat Amphitheater
07/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Pier Six Pavilion
07/17 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/19 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center
07/21 – Brooklyn, NY @ Coney Island Boardwalk
07/22 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
07/23 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live! Outdoor Amphitheatre
07/25 – Minneapolis, MN @ Armory
07/26 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
07/27 – Sterling Heights, MI @ Michigan Lottery Amphitheatre
07/29 – Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion
07/31 – Rogers, AR @ Walmart AMP
08/02 – Sugar Land, TX @ Smart Financial Centre
08/03 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheater
08/04 – Irving, TX @ The Pavilion
08/06 – Denver, CO @ Sculpture Park
08/07 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Event Center
08/09 – Berkeley, CA @ The Greek Theatre
08/10 – Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint
08/11 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Amphitheatre
08/12 – Phoenix, AZ @ Comerica Theatre


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Tiny Moving Parts – Swell


Band: Tiny Moving Parts
Album: Swell
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Release date: January 2018
Sounds like: Sending applause to your heartstrings. A rapid detachment.

“Scan an open road, distort the traffic/Never getting used to these second guesses…”

Due to mishearing lyrics, I thought that on Malfunction, track 8 from the new Tiny Moving Parts album, Swell, vocalist Dylan Mattheisen said “I got dizzy right before the vapid detachments.” I thought “hell, that’s a terrific band name, The Vapid Detachments*!” However, I’m reliably informed that the word is rapid, which is still decent, if not better? Probably?

Tiny Moving Parts then, completed by the brothers Chevalier (Matt on bass, Billy on drums) are back with the follow up to 2016’s Celebrate and their second release through the Big Scary Monsters imprint. It’s quite an impressive move by BSM main man, Kevin to sign these dudes a few years back – they tick a lot of boxes and overlap into several others. Twiddly-math-emo styles? Check. Huge punk rock choruses that feel like a bone-crunching hug of joy? You betcha. An impassioned and earnest vocal lead that makes your heart…er…swell? Thumbs up.

Opening track Applause, asks for veritable ovation be sent to your heartstrings. There’s an edge of darkness in this though, whilst the twinkling guitars, math-punk riffs, scattered percussion and plethora of tambourines litter this, Mattheisen’s cries of “I want to give up” and the line “struggle with every single breath” seem to hold some desire to overcome and breakthrough a period of sadness. Luckily, the cry of “applause my lungs still breathing” on every single one of this song’s damn hook-laden choruses makes the glass seem half-full.

Building bridges is the topic of the soaring Smooth It Out – a track that seems to be about improving a relationship, talk of missteps and “smoke breaks” (taking time out) and offering to be the “weight on your shoulders” hey, it’s about love everyone! Aw. Mattheisen and the Chevalier boys carve out a crackling slab of spirited up-tempo heartland rock, which bursts with even more vigour thanks to the rising background strings/(keys?) and subtle gang-vocal melodies.

The jagged, punchy guitars on the aggravated Feel Alive, give the track a crisp, yet busy feel, whilst Mattheisen’s breathless and erratic vocals compliment the title incredibly well (fella really does want to feel alive it seems). Bloody love the underused additional vocals from Kelc Galluzzo and her call-and-response of “I still miss you.” Kind of makes me think of the additional vocals on High Speed from the Single Mothers album from last year; i.e. not used enough – more of this please.

Caution could well be your favourite single of 2018 and we’ve not even made it through February yet! That mathy-guitar 40 seconds in will do it, or even the massive chorus hook of “I’m still waiting…FOR A SLIGHT BREAK!” or maybe it’s the brilliant video? Whatever it is, this is indeed, love.

Someday we’re all going to die…but not tonight!” shouts Matthesien on the discordant but emo-rock-tastic Wildlife, showcasing how Tiny Moving Parts are striving to create huge fucking slogans to be shouted during their live shows, and all power to them for it. There’s a jagged urgency to the stumbling and frantic Whale Watching, whilst the riff-laden scuzz of Malfunction sets a more aggressive tone, especially the lyrics, with cries of frost filling Matthesien’s head and the repeated scream of “it’s a message” which you can see hordes of fans at their shows bellowing back at the band – superb. Warm Hand Splash starts with an apology and launches headfirst into regret. Should we be happy? It asks for forgiveness, and brims with venting and rending gusto and some lush horn sections adding to the punchy and flamboyant emotional conclusion. The Hotelier are probably taking notes.

Tiny Moving Parts couldn’t have picked a better title for this collection of songs really. These 10 tracks on Swell are fit to burst with impassioned beauty, melancholy, tales of loss and re-connection; from their erratic time changes to the heady blasts of breakneck punk rock and contemplative, brooding lyrical couplets. Sure, it might be cheesy in places, but sometimes that’s what you need in order to feel and care a little too much.

You can purchase Swell by absolute top lads Tiny Moving Parts from Big Scary Monsters. Or stream below.

 

Top tracks: Swell It Out, Caution, Malfunction, Warm Hand Splash

Links

Tiny Moving Parts
Tiny Moving Parts Webstore
Big Scary Monsters

*Also, The Vapid/Rapid Detachments will be releasing their debut album in 2020.

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Tiny Moving Parts – Swell


a2334147848_10Band: Tiny Moving Parts
Album: Swell
Label: Big Scary Monsters
Release date: January 2018
Sounds like: Sending applause to your heartstrings. A rapid detachment.

“Scan an open road, distort the traffic/Never getting used to these second guesses…”

Due to mishearing lyrics, I thought that on Malfunction, track 8 from the new Tiny Moving Parts album, Swell, vocalist Dylan Mattheisen said “I got dizzy right before the vapid detachments.” I thought “hell, that’s a terrific band name, The Vapid Detachments*!” However, I’m reliably informed that the word is rapid, which is still decent, if not better? Probably?

Tiny Moving Parts then, completed by the brothers Chevalier (Matt on bass, Billy on drums) are back with the follow up to 2016’s Celebrate and their second release through the Big Scary Monsters imprint. It’s quite an impressive move by BSM main man, Kevin to sign these dudes a few years back – they tick a lot of boxes and overlap into several others. Twiddly-math-emo styles? Check. Huge punk rock choruses that feel like a bone-crunching hug of joy? You betcha. An impassioned and earnest vocal lead that makes your heart…er…swell? Thumbs up.

Opening track Applause, asks for veritable ovation be sent to your heartstrings. There’s an edge of darkness in this though, whilst the twinkling guitars, math-punk riffs, scattered percussion and plethora of tambourines litter this, Mattheisen’s cries of “I want to give up” and the line “struggle with every single breath” seem to hold some desire to overcome and breakthrough a period of sadness. Luckily, the cry of “applause my lungs still breathing” on every single one of this song’s damn hook-laden choruses makes the glass seem half-full.

Building bridges is the topic of the soaring Smooth It Out – a track that seems to be about improving a relationship, talk of missteps and “smoke breaks” (taking time out) and offering to be the “weight on your shoulders” hey, it’s about love everyone! Aw. Mattheisen and the Chevalier boys carve out a crackling slab of spirited up-tempo heartland rock, which bursts with even more vigour thanks to the rising background strings/(keys?) and subtle gang-vocal melodies.

The jagged, punchy guitars on the aggravated Feel Alive, give the track a crisp, yet busy feel, whilst Mattheisen’s breathless and erratic vocals compliment the title incredibly well (fella really does want to feel alive it seems). Bloody love the underused additional vocals from Kelc Galluzzo and her call-and-response of “I still miss you.” Kind of makes me think of the additional vocals on High Speed from the Single Mothers album from last year; i.e. not used enough – more of this please.

Caution could well be your favourite single of 2018 and we’ve not even made it through February yet! That mathy-guitar 40 seconds in will do it, or even the massive chorus hook of “I’m still waiting…FOR A SLIGHT BREAK!” or maybe it’s the brilliant video? Whatever it is, this is indeed, love.

Someday we’re all going to die…but not tonight!” shouts Matthesien on the discordant but emo-rock-tastic Wildlife, showcasing how Tiny Moving Parts are striving to create huge fucking slogans to be shouted during their live shows, and all power to them for it. There’s a jagged urgency to the stumbling and frantic Whale Watching, whilst the riff-laden scuzz of Malfunction sets a more aggressive tone, especially the lyrics, with cries of frost filling Matthesien’s head and the repeated scream of “it’s a message” which you can see hordes of fans at their shows bellowing back at the band – superb. Warm Hand Splash starts with an apology and launches headfirst into regret. Should we be happy? It asks for forgiveness, and brims with venting and rending gusto and some lush horn sections adding to the punchy and flamboyant emotional conclusion. The Hotelier are probably taking notes.

Tiny Moving Parts couldn’t have picked a better title for this collection of songs really. These 10 tracks on Swell are fit to burst with impassioned beauty, melancholy, tales of loss and re-connection; from their erratic time changes to the heady blasts of breakneck punk rock and contemplative, brooding lyrical couplets. Sure, it might be cheesy in places, but sometimes that’s what you need in order to feel and care a little too much.

You can purchase Swell by absolute top lads Tiny Moving Parts from Big Scary Monsters. Or stream below.

 

Top tracks: Swell It Out, Caution, Malfunction, Warm Hand Splash

Links

Tiny Moving Parts
Tiny Moving Parts Webstore
Big Scary Monsters

*Also, The Vapid/Rapid Detachments will be releasing their debut album in 2020.

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