No Bragging Rights have signed to Pure Noise Records and will be hitting the studio with producer Will Putney in April. Check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below after the jump.
by Becky Kovach, edited by Erik van Rheenen
There’s no hype surrounding Osoosooso. No hearsay, no buzz. However, that’s only because, up until a couple of months ago, there wasn’t much of a band to buzz about. That quiet won’t last long though, not after a winter of intense touring and the release of this sparkling indie rock gem.
Osoosooso opens with “Moving In,” a track that strikes suddenly and without warning. It’s an inspired ambush of hazy guitars, splashy cymbals, and layered vocals, characterized by a hollowed-out, raspy edge.
The warm tones and bright melodies of “Moving In” are pretty typical of the self-titled release from Long Island act Osoosooso, who, much like this track, pretty much appears to have come out of nowhere. Until early January, the moniker – a solo project of State Lines singer Jonathan DiMitri- was seemingly nonexistent. Then came news of a winter tour with The Hotelier and, barely even a day later, the announcement of the debut album.
Armed with seven songs and a DIY indie rock sensibility, Osoosooso tackles the topics of love and life with simplistic grace and ease. DiMitri’s lyrics are eloquent yet informal; the songs on Osoosooso present like a stream of DiMitri’s internal monologue as he sorts through his daily life. In them he talks about struggling to find the right words (“A Bunch Of Things I Don’t Know”), bitterly admits to jealousy (“Neighbors”), and even subtly voices the desire to find love (“Para ‘effin Dise, Baby!”).
When claiming punk at retirement age goes wrong: Ron Reyes was fired by Black Flag on stage in Australia mid-show last November, but Reyes is now claiming that all was well with the band until Greg Ginn allegedly threatened Reyes’ family. Check out a portion of the claim below after the jump.
letlive.'s recent Atlanta show was reportedly cut short due to frontman Jason Butler climbing a balcony at The Tabernacle, which was apparently not acceptable by the venue. Check out a video of Butler climbing below after the jump.
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Paramore have begun writing their fifth record less than a year after the release of their self-titled album. Hopefully we’ll have a new Paramore record in 2015, which would be much less of a gap between LP3 and LP4.
We’re slowly getting more dates for a somewhat-active Death Cab For Cutie. New album coming soon.
Very great news.
RX Bandits are preparing to release their reunion album in July of 2014 with a more set date to come in the near future.
Suicide Silence have posted footage from Soundwave 2014. Watch the video below after the jump.
A full set from a The Hotelier show from late-February can be watched below after the jump.