Who said side projects are never successful? Adventures, the traditional-emo-tinged band featuring members of Code Orange Kids, Lilith and Breach, has announced its signing with No Sleep Records to release its debut 7-inch EP. Adventures illustrates a middle ground between the members' other bands: not as heavy as Code Orange Kids but heavier than Lilith. The band's sound hearkens to middle America's wave of emo from the 90's, similar to Rainer Maria, The Get Up Kids, and other bands that paved the way for the style on Saddle Creek Records.
Details of the release are sparse, but No Sleep promises the EP to be released soon. In the meantime, check out "Reach Out To You" below.
Today's installment of MP3 Monday comes from Philadelphia-via-Pittsburgh rapper Plots (aka Rich Anthony). Also a member of The 1s And 2s, Anthony has recently released a solo album with production from Romanian producer Jammineye called Pay Attention. Check out "The Bright Lights" below.
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Editor's note: Unfortunately, we just got wind that Alaska Thunderfuck procured enough of the aforementioned spaceship items and will no longer be in attendance. Some Tweetbot spread her twitter handle all about the interwebs and she instantaneously collected enough followers to make her spaceship run once again. We may get to see her in another dimension. Fingers crossed.
While the country is busy debating over whether or not gay marriage should be legal, Pittsburgh is going to celebrate the gay community by partying until the sun comes up. To close the first week of Pride and essentially begin the second, a new techno collective, aptly named Honcho, will be throwing what's sure to be a banger of a soiree on Saturday the 9th.
Housed in an undisclosed warehouse downtown,
Honcho will feature the likes of Alaska Thunderfuck, who, based on the description on Facebook, can only be hours of entertainment. She’s a glamazon from another planet and, according to the aforementioned description, is “trying to attain enough weave bond, cigarettes, and Twitter followers to repair her spacecraft and make it back to her home planet once again." Come for the spectacle if nothing else.
On a more serious dance music note, Mike Servito of Ghostly International, a mainstay at the Movement Electronic Music Festival, will be behind the decks. Despite his New York City roots, he’s had the privilege of gracing the Made in Detroit Stage in years past and this year was one of the hardest working DJs in the city playing a handful of after-parties that went until 9am, or something ridiculous like that. Clearly, the man is perfectly qualified to take the party ‘til all hours of the night with a quality selection of both old and new house and techno.
Also on the bill are DJ Ben Manzone, an up-and-coming producer from NYC, as well as some of our local favorites DJs: Edgar Um, Dad Time! and Aaron Clark.
There will also be quality visuals presented by VIA featuring artists Scott Andrew and Jonathan Armistead. And for all you tech-geeks out there, Komputer Kontrolled will be providing an LED light installation, ya know, just in case this event wasn’t enough of a sensory overload.
Whether you’re gay, straight or totally not sure, visit the Facebook event page for more details and to stay posted on where exactly the top-secret warehouse is located. And if for some crazy reason you have to miss this one, fear not, this is to be the kick-off of the Honcho party series. These guys are not about to stop mixing drag queens with techno and light displays, the elixir is just too damn good.
1,2,3 has premiered its new video for "Scared But Not That Scared", directed by Sue-Ling Braun. The track comes from the band's 2011 album New Heaven, released by Frenchkiss Records. The band features former members of local indie-rock staples The Takeover UK. Check out the video below.
Local hardcore band Code Orange Kids have recently entered God City Studios in Massachusetts to record its debut full-length album for Deathwish, Inc. The Kids are laying down tracks with Kurt Ballou (guitarist of Converge) at the helm, who has been responsible for instant hardcore classics by Converge, Have Heart, Modern Life Is War, and more.
Vocalist and drummer Jami Morgan states, "We are very, very excited to be here. Kurt has made tons of our favorite records and we respect him as an engineer and musician immensely, as many others do."
The band will be recording ten tracks for the as-of-yet-untitled album. After the Kids return home, the band will venture to Europe for the first time with Boston hardcore group Defeater for a two-week tour. The band will also make its first appearance at the This Is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia this August.
Local rapper Ray Dawn, self-billed as "your favorite law school dropout [turned] rapper," is currently in a heated battle in the final round to play the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival. Dawn is up against fellow rappers Ciph Boogie and Red Pill & Hir-O for the slot on the June 21st showcase for the festival.
Today is the final day to vote, so click here to do so!
If you're unfamiliar with Ray Dawn, check out the video for "Won't Slip" below.
Today's installment of MP3 Monday comes from local post-hardcore group Red Hands. The song is "Give Again" from the band's new EP, In The End..., which was released in early May. Red Hands also features former A Voice Like Rhetoric bassit Justin Campbell. Check out "Give Again" below.
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