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MEWITHOUTYOU’S seventh album is out now on RUN FOR COVER RECORDS. For eighteen years, the Philadelphia band has been a banner name for fans across genres because of their kinetic and truly original style. On their latest [Untitled] album, the band continues to create the same intensity that has captivated fans for almost two decades. The intense two year writing process included a stay at a 150 year old barn in Western Pennsylvania. This process has proven to create some of the band’s finest work to date – while elements of the band’s signature sound still remain, there are new aspects at work. As a surprise, they also released The [untitled] EP, a seven song collection just ahead of the album. Where the full-length album brings out some of the most intense and heavy music the band has ever written, the [untitled] e.p. shows a softer side. The tracks are the band’s most melodic and experimental since 2009. Go pick up either the album or the EP from RUN FOR COVER now before your favorite color is gone!!!
BAND NAME: mewithoutYou
LABEL NAME: RUN FOR COVER RECORDS
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CHAD PRICE, frontman for All, Drag the River and A Vulture Wake, just released his ONE WEEK RECORD! The album is full band, includes Dave Barker on drums/pedal steel, Brian Wahlstrom on piano and Lief Sjostrom on cello. If you didn’t already know, ONE WEEK RECORDS are generally produced by Joey Cape in his home studio – 10 songs in 7 days is the goal. However, Chad Price was the first One Week Record produced by a guest producer, Chris Fogal. Chris has been part of the One Week family since the beginning, as he’s mastered every record to date. Stay tuned as there are rumors of CHAD going on tour in the near future!
BAND NAME: Chad Price (Website / Facebook / Instagram)
LABEL NAME: One Week Records (Website / Facebook / Instagram)
THE MUCKERS was formed by Emir Mohseni, who moved to New York in 2016 from his home town Tehran, Iran. Anthony Azar (Bass) was one of the first to join the New York line-up. In March 2017 THE MUCKERS went on their first US tour playing festivals such as Savannah Stopover, SXSW and Treefort Fest. Shortly In 2018 the band signed with MODERN SKY USA RECORDS and just released their party EP, ‘It’s Better Without You’. Get some before it’s too late!
BAND NAME: The Muckers
LABEL NAME: Modern Sky USA
THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL are an American rock band from Palm Desert, California. Mustached, rock and roll minstrel Jesse Hughes and some very special guests help weave his blue grass metal with a whole lot of cover songs. THE EAGLES OF DEATH METAL PRESENTS PIGEONS OF SHIT METAL contains ten tracks – all covers from such acclaimed heavy metal and alternative bands such as Guns N Roses, AC/DC, the Ramones, the Pixies, Love and Rockets, Queens of the Stone Age, the Distillers and more with Hughes and crew performing unique interpretations of these classic songs as only the PIGEONS OF SHIT METAL can!
BAND NAME: Pigeons of Shit Metal
LABEL NAME: Last Hurrah Records
Tragic themes and a folk-tinged Southern Gothic Americana sound form the basis of “The Devil Is My Friend” the haunting full-length solo debut by HENRY DEREK ELIS. In a marked stylistic departure from his persona as frontman for heavier rock acts, HENRY has crafted a poetic and deeply personal solo debut, steeped in memories of his childhood in Milledgeville, GA, the same place Blind Willie McTell and Flannery O’Connor made their death beds. Dynamic rock arrangements reflect Henry’s encyclopedic knowledge of dark folk, classic country, traditional blues and classical music, resulting in an atmospheric, apocalyptic landscape, where lonely sonic highways are littered with the detritus of misfortune and the soft glimmering of something that might be hope. “The Devil Is My Friend” is now available!
Band Name: Henry Derek Elis (Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram)
Formed out of Boston in 1989, ONLY LIVING WITNESS is one of the 90s criminally underrated bands. As Blabbermouth put it, OLW “married burly riffs and emotional, melodic vocals long before anyone thought it was a good idea”. It’s been 25 years since ‘Prone Mortal Form’ was first released in 1993, but it’s influence can still be heard today with bands like Turnstile blowing up in the hardcore scene. ‘Prone Mortal Form’ is being released on vinyl as it’s own LP for the very first time – limited to only 1,000 copies worldwide. Includes liner notes from Jonah Jenkins and Craig Silverman, and can only be found at THINK FAST RECORDS!
BAND NAME: Only Living Witness
LABEL NAME: Think Fast Records
See you next year!