After years of fronting popular indie punk act I Am The Avalanche and formerly hardcore punk band The Movielife, accomplished New York songwriter Vinnie Caruana is announcing plans to release his debut solo EP out early 2013 on I Surrender / Run For Cover Records.
"We are not for the faint of heart. I call us an experience 'cause that's what a Brick + Mortar show is." Clearly Brick + Mortar's Brandon Asraf (bass guitar, vocals) is not one to shy away from making a statement. But this should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the unconventional Asbury Park, NJ-based indie rock duo whose brash, gritty, whip-smart sound foregoes guitar in favor of bass, drums, and electronic samples and a live show that's been described as an "interactive frenzy". After multiple CMJ dates, this week marks the official beginning of the band's fall US tour as they take their experience on the road with Austin's Quiet Company (tour dates below).
Talk Normal will release their sophomore LP Sunshine on October 23 via Joyful Noise Recordings. Spin is running an exclusive album stream and a Q&A with the band. The Brooklyn-based duo chatted about the recording process (five different studios in two states) and inspiration for the record (including Big Freedia and Merchant of Venice). Talk Normal has a NYC album release show scheduled for October 26 at Secret Project Robot and will tour this fall in support of Sunshine with Future Islands. All shows are listed below.
The UR1 Music & Art Festival will cross-pollinate music, art, performance and design for a once in a lifetime experience this December in Miami. The festival’s promoters are set to bring the world’s best DJs, indie and established acts, and performance and visual artists together for one weekend. Set to take place December 8 & 9, 2012 at Bayfront Park in Downtown Miami, UR1 will feature multiple stages over the 32-acre property during the 11th annual Art Basel Miami Beach.
McAllen, TX indie rock outfit Sick/Sea have announced a string of new dates around the October 16 release of their Autumn + Colour Records label debut EP, Moral Compass.
Andy Burrows will release his stunning solo album, Company, (out October 23rd on America), co-produced by Burrows with Tim Baxter. In celebration, Andy has also made the title track ‘Company’ available as a free download .
Capitol Records releases 'Pines,' a new record from singer-songwriter A Fine Frenzy today on the iTunes as a one-week exclusive before releasing wide to all retail partners on October 16th (www.iTunes.com/AFineFrenzy). Check out the new track 'Now Is The Start' as iTunes ‘Free Single of the Week’ (www.iTunes.com/NowIsTheStart).