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Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties Release EP

The new EP from Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties, Bittersweet, is out now! The next chapter in the concept album series about the  the life and times of Aaron West features three tracks. 

The band describes this release as a transitional period for the character, moving on from his previous  experiences in the American South in 2014's debut album from the band, We Don't Have Each Other. The EP is a set up for future full-length releases from Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties. 

You can order limited physical copies of the album at Hopeless Records and on the band's website. 

Here is the track-list for Bittersweet:
1. '67, Cherry Red
2. Goodbye, Carolina Blues
3. Green Like the G Train, Green Like Sea Foam

The band is going on tour, being supported by Allison Weiss, Can't Swim & Cold Collective.






Tickets are currently on sale for these dates!
May 28- Howell, MI - Bledfest*
May 31- Boston, MA - The Sinclair
Jun 01- New York, NY - The Studio @ Webster Hall
Jun 02- Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts
Jun 03- Syracuse, NY - The Lost Horizon
Jun 04- Buffalo, NY - The Studio @ Waiting Room
Jun 05- Cleveland, OH - Mahall's
Jun 07- Chicago, IL - Subterranean
Jun 08- St. Louis, MO - The Firebird
Jun 09- Nashville, TN - The End
Jun 10- Charlotte, NC - Visulite Theatre
Jun 11- Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Jun 12- Orlando, FL - Backbooth
Jun 14- San Diego, CA - House of Blues
Jun 15- Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Jun 16- Oakland, CA - Oakland Metro House
*Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties only

Follow Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties for news about the future of the band, links below!

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties: Website // Facebook // Twitter

Faithless Town Releases Single

Self-proclaimed, "shoe-gaze/americana" group, Faithless Town just released a brand new track for listeners!

The rock band is led by singer-songwriter Gene Owens, and was formed back in 2008 in Atlanta, GA! Faithless Town has consisted of several line-ups drawn specifically from the Atlanta indie music scene.

The current line-up consists of Owens (lead vocals, guitar), Matthew Smith (guitar, backing vocals), Geoff Goodwin (keyboards), Tyler Sant (bass guitar), and husband and wife Padrick (drums) and Kristine Handley (backing vocals, percussion).

"Waste Away" is the first single off of their anticipated album, Empires. The official music video for the track is posted below for you to check out! It's some really rad and interesting stuff, so peep the video!

Branching out from their Americana Rock roots, Faithless Town’s new record, Empires, is a genre bending album, which ranges in music styles as diverse as 80’s Pop and New Wave all the way to Folk and Grunge.

For more on Faithless Town and what they're up to, check out their social media below!

Faithless Town: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud // Bandcamp // Instagram

Super Unison Announces Partnership With Deathwish Inc.

Punk trio Super Unison, from Oakland, CA, have announced that they are teaming up with Deathwish Inc. to release their first full-length debut LP later this year!

Super Unison formed in 2014 and released their self-titled EP last year as a physical vinyl and cassette release. The band consists of bassist and vocalist Meghan O'Neil Pennie (from PUNCH), drummer Justin Renninger (from Snowing), and guitarist Kevin DeFranco. The band is making an impact on the scene for their energetic and frantic live show performances. 

They are currently about to embark on an East Coast tour throughout the month of May, so if you're near one of the stops, make sure to go and check them out. 

SUPER UNISON TOUR:
May 4 Belchertown, MA @ Cold Spring Hollow
May 5 Lancaster, PA @ Single File
May 6 Richmond, VA @ Sour Haus
May 7 Washington, DC @ 16th St. House
May 8 Philadelphia, PA @ Philamoca

Information about the full-length album is sparse as of right now. We know that the album was recorded this year back in February, and there will be twelve tracks. Make sure to keep an eye out for further announcements. 

Follow Super Unison on Facebook and check out their Bandcamp while you wait for more info! 

Greaver Releases Album

Today, the Durham, North Carolina post-hardcore quintet Greaver released their debut full-length album!

The Faun was released through Cardigan Records. However, kind guys as they are, they streamed it ahead of time for your listening pleasure! It is a riveting listen front to back!

The Faun Track-List:
1. Last Breath
2. A Poisoned Well
3. Southfield
4. November Skin
5. Third Eye
6. Earth Rune
7. Moonlight, Snow
8. Grief Seeds
9. First Touch
10. Hang Up

For their debut album, Greaver- which features Michael Rozier and Micheal Townsel on guitars/vocals, Sean McNaught on guitar, Eli Wray on bass/vocals, and Travis Hall on drums/vocals- took quite the ambitious route. Throughout its ten tracks, The Faun spins a tale of a truly tragic nature.

Michael Rozier states: “The concept on ‘The Faun’ is a murder story that touches on racial turmoil. Leon is one of the album’s main characters and is the spirit that narrates the tracks ‘A Poisoned Well’ and ‘Earth Rune’. Leon’s memories act as ‘The Faun’ (much like the faun in Pan’s Labirynth), guiding every decision that Morgan (the female main character) makes.” 

Stylistically, the band incorporates the intense urgency, emotional weight, and narrative elements of new-age screamo in the vain of Touche Amore, Defeater, and Pianos Become The Teeth as well as the heaviness of first-wave acts such as Pg. 99 and Orchid. Every mysterious, ink-stained layer of their music feels as though it was crafted intentionally, contributing to the overall well-structured and consistently engaging nature of their music. 

The band also announced a line of tour dates spanning the East Coast, starting at the end of May. The band will be out with post-pop outfit and fellow NC natives Youth League. 

Be sure to follow Greaver on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-date info and other goings-on. 

Tour dates posted below!

Van Damsel Releases Debut Album

Pop/Rock act Van Damsel has recently released their self-titled full length album!

The band, consisting of bassist Matthew “Renny” Rennehan, drummer Matthew Barron, guitarist Rich Bregoliss, and singer Sebastien Ste Marie. They've performed with acts such as Tokyo Police Club, Mother Mother, and Yukon Blonde! The group is known for their energetic and electric live performances.

Filled with 80's-influenced synth pop and different styles and tones, Van Damsel has something for everybody! Their singles are memorable and infectious, taking influence from popular bands such as Phoenix, The 1975, and PHASES with their retro sound. This is a band you want to keep your eyes on!

You can check out the Van Damsel track list below!

VAN DAMSEL - Tracklist
1. Foreword
2. Domino
3. Caught
4. Best Of Everything
5. Sophia
6. The 21st Century
7. Circular Symphony
8. Jericho
9. People In The City
10. Post Script
11. Sentences



Van Damsel are supporting this release with a Canadian tour throughout the months of April and May - check those dates below!

Van Damsel On Tour:
April 28 - Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music Club
April 29 - Winnipeg, MB @ West End Cultural Centre
May 4 - Sudbury, ON @ The Asylum
May 5 - Toronto, ON @ The Cave
May 6 - Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Week
May 7 - Montreal, QC @ Hemisphere Gauche
May 12 - Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert
May 14 - Moncton, NB @ Tide and Boar
May 19 - Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox
May 20 - Sault Ste Marie, ON @ Loplops
May 27 - Kamloops, BC @ Cactus Jack's
May 28 - Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club

The album is available on Spotify and iTunes for listening!

For more on Van Damsel and what they're up to, we have their links below!

Van Damsel: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud

Wilson Harwood Releases EP

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Wilson Harwood's new EP, Roll Away The Day, has been released! Harwood
is a folk/bluegrass/Afro-punk artist who specializes in Americana Pop!

In 2010, Harwood formed the Americana rock band Rocktin. They have
played among groups such as American Authors, Marshall Tucker Band,
Collective Soul, and Particle. Now, Wilson Harwood has begun his solo
career with two singles from this EP released in October 2015, and
February 2016.

You can check out the music video for the title track below!

This EP took 8 months to finalize the 5 song track list, being
recorded in both home studios and professional environments. The album
was mixed by Justin Peacock at The Hook Factory in Denver, CO and
mastered by Brian Gardner in Los Angeles, CA.

Roll Away The Day Tracklisting:
1. Shenandoah
2. Saturated in Sunshine
3. Lines of Chances
4. Roll Away The Day
5. Saved But Sold









Check out the new EP below and follow updates and connect with Wilson
Harwood on social media!

Wilson Harwood: 
Website // Facebook // Twitter // Bandcamp // Instagram

Nails Announce Tour Dates

Fresh off tearing it up at Choosing Death Fest right here in Philly this Saturday AND releasing their debut single from their upcoming full-length You Will Never Be One Of Us, Cali powerviolence boys Nails keep the momentum going by announcing a number of Northeast and Canadian tour dates with fellow shredders Full Of Hell, God’s Hate, and Eternal Sleep!

The tour will commence on June 17th following the release of the album that same day, and it will go until the 25th. You can view tour dates below:

The band, which consists of vocalist/guitarist Todd Jones, bassist John Gianelli, and drummer Taylor Young, streamed the song “You Will Never Be One Of Us” on April 15th, releasing the music video for it later that day. Says Todd of the music video: “...we believe this video not only stands out as far as quality and expression, but represents us in the best possible way that a music video could. It conveys the emotions that you might experience from us if you come to one of our shows. This video shows what we are, doing what we do in this band. No pretence, no overblown image, no bullshit, no gimmicks, no artificial/cheap attention grab. This video IS NAILS. Fucking period.” You can read his description of the song at length here.

Watch the video below!

Nails has some great things going on right now, so be sure to keep up with all of it at their Facebook and Twitter. You can preorder their album here. We’ll see you in the pit!

Unwritten Law Streams Album Early

Punk legends, Unwritten Law worked in tandem with Kroq to stream their latest deconstructed album a day early!

Acoustic is Unwritten Law's most recent work, was available for stream on March 1st, and was just released yesterday - everywhere! The album features Scott Russo (Vocals/Guitar), Chris Lewis (Guitar, currently in Fenix TX), Jonny Grill (Bass), and original drummer Wade Youman; produced by Jim Perkins and Scott Russo, Additional production by Chris Lewis and Joe Marlett, Mixed by Joe Marlett, and Mastered by Tom Baker of Baker Mastering.

The album features two completely brand new tracks, as well as acoustic versions of fan favorites. Featuering 13-tracks, the album is not only acoustic versions of fan favorites, but each has been re-recorded from popular Unwritten Law albums such as Unwritten LawElvaHere's To The MourningSwan, and The Hit List.

Unwritten Law is also currently on tour! Check out their tour dates below!

Tour Dates:
Apr 2 - New York City, NY @ Marlin Room (Webster Hall)
Apr 4 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
Apr 5 - Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop
Apr 6 - Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar
Apr 7 - Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall
Apr 8 - Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
Apr 9 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre
Apr 10 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
Apr 11 - Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
Apr 12 - Reno, NV. @ PB & J's
Apr 13 - Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar
Apr 14 - Long Beach, CA @ The Federal (No Fenix TX)
Apr 15 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Ritz (No Fenix TX)
Apr 16 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst (No Fenix TX)

Go ahead and check out Acoustic now, available everywhere!
For more info on Unwritten Law & what they're up to, check out their links!

Unwritten Law: Website // Facebook // Twitter

Hiding Out Announces EP


We're excited to share that New Jersey's Hiding Out has announced the details of their upcoming EP!

The news comes after their most recent release in January, "Light Me Up." A tangy, catchy song that makes the jersey come out in anyone, especially me. The song is reminiscent of warm summer nights in the salty air, and impressively totes lyrics, vocals, and instrumental coordination that listeners can easily get lost into. If you aren't listening to it, you should be listening to it - bottom line.

After its release, the single became available on Spotify to stream, as well as for purchase on iTunes. "Light Me Up" received a great deal of success from listeners, and if it proves anything about Hiding Out it proves that their upcoming EP, Vena Cava, is going to be a collection of tracks you need to be on the look out for.

Track listing:
1. Dry Heat
2. Light Me Up
3. Vena Cava
4. Ghosts In The Backseat

Vena Cava is expected to drop on April 1st, and will contain 4 tracks, one of which being "Light Me Up." You can check out the tracklist above for the inside scoop on the tracks! Expect waves to be made with this release, and we're already itching with anticipation.

Hiding Out is comprised of Joe Dicamillo (guitar), Bryan Little (bass), John McManus (vocals), and Kevin Sardy (drums). The group has been quickly gaining momentum thanks to "Light Me Up," and will also be playing a ton of gigs and amping up fans in preparation for their debut EP - and I have "Light Me Up," on repeat until then!

For more info on Hiding Out, or what they're up to, check out their social media plugs below! Meanwhile, keep checking back on Halfbeat for complete coverage of these talented guys.

Hiding Out: Facebook // Twitter // Youtube // Instagram