Basement Reveal Title and Artwork for 2nd LP

UK indie rockers Basement have released the title and artwork for their 2nd LP, Colourmeinkindness. It is being produced by is being produced/recorded by Sam Pura and will be released this fall on Run For Cover Records.

Basement is playing Sound and Fury Festival then touring America (July 20-Aug 9)with Dead End Path, Daylight and Soul Search. Check out the album art and tour dates after the jump.

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Music Video: Seaway – Sabrina The Teenage Bitch

Us in the States may give our neighbors to the north some grief every once in a while for Justin Bieber but there is more to the music scene up there than him. Take Counterparts for example! They’re from Ontario and they rock.

Speaking of things from Canada that you should check out (including Niagra Falls) here’s the new video from pop-punk band Seaway. Sure the party music video is a tired and true method but this is a pretty good take on it and the song is catchy as hell! Though the opening riff sounds exactly like one from Dynamite Shovel by The Wonder Years. I have no idea if that is intentional or not (though the rest of the song doesn’t). Check these dudes on facebook and buy the song here.

Did I mention they’re from Canada?

Seriously, check these dudes out.

Fan dies at Warped Tour Toronto

(via Property of Zach)

Reports on twitter and tumblr are coming in that a fan passed away during the Toronto Warped Tour date on July 15th, 2012 just a few hours ago. It was also confirmed by local news agencies.

Details are still sketchy but multiple sources are saying that a woman in her mid-20s collapsed around 12:40pm. Bystanders called 911 and attempted CPR but when Paramedics arrived the woman was pronounced dead on scene. There are conflicting reports whether to it was dehydration or heart related. The Monster Energy stage was closed down due to the incident.

For those of you attending Warped Tour please be sure to stay hyrdrated and keep an eye on your fellow attendees.

Our thoughts are with this woman’s family and friends.

On a side note I read a few of the tweets in regard to this event and I have this to say: I get that in this age of social media everybody tweets everything; but sometimes you should just refrain from tweeting.

UPDATE: Warped Tour has confirmed that a statement regarding these events will be released soon

Show Information: The World Is…/Turnover/Dads/more TBA in Virginia on 8/9

When: August 9th, 2012 at 5pm

Where: Little Man’s Garage, Alexandria VA (more info on the Facebook event)


  • The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die (CT Emo aka The World Is)
  • Dads (two dudes with a drumset and a guitar from Jersey, just put out a full length)
  • Turnover (that pop-punk band that put out an amazing split with Citizen)
  • More TBA

What you should do: GO, SERIOUSLY

More information can be found here on the event page. I will update this post when I find out more.

But seriously, don’t sleep on this if you’re in the DC Metro area; this show is sure to be great.


The GK Tour

Okay, I’ve been really busy lately so this mini write up of The GK Tour is a little bit late.

If I can sum up the GK Tour in one word: amazing and sweaty. Okay, two words. By the end I was setting profusely and was covered in more than a few bruises even though I was just taking photos at the show. Aside from some bumping around I had a great time. First up was The Story So Far; a band I have really gotten into recently but had never seen live. Well I saw them live this night and while they weren’t as energetic as some of the other bands (not a lot of movement) they were still very good live. A few stage divers and a crowd surfer or two and a good mix of old and new and they were done. Will see again.

Next up was one of two Boston area pop-punk bands on the tour: A Loss for Words. I’ve seen these guys a bunch of times and they never fail to deliver. Matty (the lead singer) was really into it. Every song bouncing around the stage, jumping, giving the mic to people in the crowd; just what I’d expect from them. At one point he even jumped off the stage (there were no barriers) and right into a crowd where a circle of die hard fans sang their hearts out around him. At one point the mic was lost in the crowd and someone crowdsurfed right into it; annoying a few fans who weren’t used to pop-punk shows apparently. At the very end Joe Boynton of Transit came on stage and did some guest vocals with AL4W. This is a pretty common occurrence when they tour together; though usually it’s the other way around. All in all, great set.

Next up was my favorite band on the tour: Transit (sorry TWY fans). Yes their sound has changed over the past year though I’d say it has become more evolved, more mature. While I still enjoy the harder hitting older albums their new sound is still something that I can enjoy over and over again. Anyways. Transit beat out A Loss for Words and The Story So Far in terms of crowd intensity; not to be seen again until The Wonder Years took the stage. Mic grabs, stage dives, crowd surfing, angry finger pointing, you name it. Transit really knows how to put on an amazing show. They did something this evening that I have rarely seen them do: they jumped. Like yeah Tim will pogo up every once in a while and Joe will bounce around stage but very rarely will Transit get any air. The first time I saw them do it was during the Holiday show in December. Not negative, just very interesting. At the very end they played Stay Home (you know, keep running, keep shining on) and Matty came on stage to do guest vocals. The crowd went nuts (as usual) and Joe ended it with the infamous two finger point into the air which he usually does for Please Head North. Overall my favorite set but only because I love Transit so much.

Next up was Polar Bear Club; which is a band I don’t listen to very much but I really should. Energetic is an understatement for Jimmy Stadt, the lead singer. Bouncing around stage, into the air, swinging the mic cord all around. All while wearing glasses; even Joe takes his off when he plays. Jimmy really got into the crowd, rarely being away from the front of the stage. I wasn’t really a huge fan of PBC before hand but their live performance certainly changed my mind on that.

Last, but certainly not least, was the band that everybody was there to see: The Wonder Years. I shot about half of the first song from the crowd and then decided to scurry away to the balcony to finish shooting the set. This was a very good idea as I was getting some dirty looks from the girls in the crowd who didn’t seem to notice my big honking camera and that I was there in a semi-official capacity. As usual they were insane live and the crowd was in turn quite crazy. Their fans go a little bit crazy, crowd surfing during every single song, singing along to every song (though I did this too). The highlight of the night was a friend of mine crowd surfing with a bag of Sour Patch Watermelons and giving them to Soupy during Won’t Be Pathetic Forever. Speaking of older songs they did play a mix of old and new though Soupy was not very keen on taking suggestions from the crowd.

Overall I throughly enjoyed this show, even if it was a last minute decision on my part to go. If you missed the GK Tour then you missed out. A gallery can been seen after the jump and more photos can be seen here.

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Joe from Transit crowdsurfs on a boogie board

As some of you are (well) aware Transit is easily one of my favorite bands and has been for a while. They are playing Warped Tour this year and I am incredibly stoked to go see them when Warped hits Maryland.

You should see Transit as well and stay for their entire set whether you listen to them or not. They have such an insane amount of energy and are very very good live. Want more reasons? Check the video below. Joe (the lead singer) straight up crowdsurfs and stands on a boogie board during Stay Home. And Matty of A Loss for Words joins in for guest vocals.

Alexisonfire Confirm Farewell tour

(via PropertyOfZack)

Well this makes me happy. One of the bands I am a pretty big fan of broke up before I got to see (or photograph them).

But never fear! It has been confirmed by Wade McNeil (in a tweet you can see below) that Alexisonfire is doing a farewell tour.

More info when I get it

Album Review: The Word Alive – Life Cycles


Summary: The Word Alive brings some new aspects to their original sound but otherwise it’s the same TWA that delivers a well-produced album with soaring choruses, and breakdowns that make you want to break a lot of stuff.


The Phoenix Arizona natives have come a long way from originally being a side project of Craig Mabbit (ex Blessthefall, current front man of Escape the Fate). After being taken over by Tyler “Telle” Smith (former Greeley Estates, and In Fear and Faith) they have been another heavy hitter in the metal core genre. They are known for inspirational choruses, and standing up for friends and family, while expressing extreme hatred for those who choose to wrong them. If you want a really good example listen to 2012 from their previous album, or Wish master on this album. This along with the new Memphis May Fire album was one of my most anticipated albums of 2012. So I was more than excited to do a review of this album, unfortunately summer classes and Fourth of July Picnics interfere and I apologize for being a couple days late.


Pros- The album is well produced their choruses soar and their breakdowns hit hard. Truly akin to The Word Alive most of the songs are well put together (very catchy lyrics with intricate and creative instrumental sections). Songs like Dragon spell, Ambitionary, Evolution, and Smoke monster  have some unique synth intros and breakdowns that really set them apart. The drums also stand out very well on this album,  he knows when to let the other instruments shine, but when it’s his turn he rips. This is a band that definitely has found their calling and style.


Favorite songs:

  • Dragon Spell
  • Wish Master(personal favorite)
  • Evolution
  • Hidden Lakes
  • Ambitionary
  • The Conscience
  • Smoke Monster (starts off with an asian theme oddly enough)

Cons: This album is not without it’s faults. The first listen through this album the only thing that really differentiated things for me, were some of the intros as well as some separate breakdowns a lot of the rest just kind of mushed itself together. Don’t get me wrong they are great writers but in my opinion they had a much bigger variety of material on Deceiver.  It is also my impression that Telle uses the same rhythm/phrasing for most of the verses and choruses on this album.


Overall 3.5/5 This album is enjoyable, if you can overlook some of the generic aspects.

New A Loss For Words Video – Raining Excuses

New video from Boston pop-punkers A Loss For Words has dropped. Watch it below and see if you can spot the special guests

Crucial Dudes Breakup

It is with a heavy heart that I am reporting the breakup of the pop-punk band Crucial Dudes. A statement from the bands Facebook is below.

As much as this pains us to say, we have to cancel our entire U.S. tour for the month of July. A member of the band informed us today (6 days before the tour begins) that he wouldn’t be able to do it with us. We didn’t want to go out without them and feel as if we were playing half assed shows throughout the whole tour. Nobody is or ever could be as bummed out about this as much as we are. We want to say thank you and also apologize to everyone who has helped us put this tour together. With that being said, we will no longer continue as a band. Thanks for all your love and support over the last 5 years. Rest In Shit.

Crucial Dudes

You should listen to Crucial Dudes all day. I know I am


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