Rockstar Energy Drink Taste Of Chaos Festival Announced


Last year marked the Rockstar Energy Drink Taste of Chaos festival’s return to Southern California after a five year break. Now, for the second year in a row, the festival will return to San Bernadino, CA on Saturday, July 16th at the San Manuel Amphitheater Festival Grounds.

This year’s lineup includes Dashboard Confessional, Taking Back Sunday, Quicksand, The Get Up Kids, The Starting Line, Saosin with Anthony Green, Senses Fail, The Early November, The Anniversary, Hot Rod Circuit, and Reggie and the Full Effect. In addition, the festival will also include food trucks, craft beer, carnival rides, a vendor village and more!

Information regarding tickets can be found below!

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Circa Survive Announce Juturna Re-Issue

Pennsylvania rockers, Circa Survive, have announced a re-issue of their album Juturna in celebration of its 10 year anniversary! The album will be available in CD and digital formats to be released on October 30th with vinyl
expected to be released at the same time or soon after! To pre-order the re-release of Juturna, click here!

For more information on the vinyl release, including the full track listing, see below!

MerchNOW version
This web variant will feature Juturna and an additional 17 tracks, including the Linden House Demos and a special one-sided LP/one-sided etched LP of Juturna
b-sides, in an LP set of olive/cream splatter, orange/cream speckled,
and pinkish red/clear haze vinyl variants – plus four additional digital
bonus tracks and album stems, for a total of 33 songs. The newly added
demos and b-sides will be mixed by Kris Crummett (Closure In Moscow,
Fear Before The March of Flames).

Other versions
The four remaining
variants will be offered as a single LP through retailers (180 gram
black), Hot Topic (gray blue splatter), MerchNOW (orange/white haze),
and with a VIP tour ticket bundle (white).

All vinyl
variants (both single and triple LP) and the double disk CD format
options will include a drop card with a download code for the entire
collection of 33 songs and the album stems. Track listings can be found

Juturna Track listing:
1. Holding Someone’s Hair Back
2. Act Appalled
3. Wish Resign
4. The Glorious Nosebleed
5. In Fear and Faith
6. The Great Golden Baby
7. Stop the Fuckin’ Car
8. We’re All Thieves
9. Oh, Hello
10. Suspending Disbelief *
11. Always Getting What You Want
12. Meet Me In Montauk
*was originally a b-side and has been added to the album

Linden House Demos
1. Holding Someone’s Hair Back
2. In Fear and Faith
3. We’re All Thieves
4. Act Appalled
5. Stop the Fucking Car
6. The Glorious Nosebleed
7. Oh, Hello
8. Wish Resign
9. Suspending Disbelief
10. Always Getting What you Want
11. House of Leaves 

Juturna B-Sides (1 side LP, 1 Side Etching)

1. Julian
2. Buddha
3. Learned Some Shit
4. Portishead Jam
5. Califone
 6. Pearl Jam Jam

Digital Bonus Tracks
1. Handshakes at Sunrise (Josh Jackabowski)
2. This Changes Everything (Josh Jackabowski)
3. Handshakes at Sunrise (Vince Ratti)
4. This Changes Everything (Vince Ratti)

Review:: Descensus | Circa Survive

Circa Survive have spent the better part of a decade doing some great things. In this time, with a handful of albums under their belt, they’ve managed to hold [relatively] close to a strong, distinct sound, while still managing to stray away into uncharted territories. Their ability to consistently deliver a recognizable product without it just feeling like more of the same is impressive, and is one of many aspects that places and holds them in the upper tier.

There are spots on Descensus where we see Circa Survive heavier than we have in a long time, possibly ever. Within the opening seconds of the album’s starter “Schema,” there is a clear sense of the band going further than they previously had. While the speed and intensity rise and fall over the course of the album, the concluding title track ends the album in aggressive, adventurous fashion, with a distorted 9-minute endeavor packed with chugging bass-lines and ambient guitar. Though a bit of a gamble, it’s successful, and proves further that the group is willing to push themselves to new heights.

This doesn’t mean that the album is a total departure from what we’ve loved from Circa Survive. “Always Begin” is a satisfying experience, and “Only the Sun” is trademark Circa – beautiful instrumentation coupled with Green’s soaring vocals. The track fades softly into “Nesting Dolls,” a somber 7-minute croon that, rather than building up to a peak, makes its impact by holding itself back.

Later, “Phantom” is used as a nice buffer between two more audacious tracks. After the bass-heavy “Quiet Down,” it leads in smooth and relaxed, keeping the pace and mood steady. Throughout, a varied display of guitar-work lends background support – briefly taking center stage, but giving a strong showing from start to finish despite the short time it spends as the focal point. On the other end, “Sovereign Circles” kicks in with ambient stuttering guitars.

With a sound as grand as theirs, Circa Survive have always been doing special things. At this point in their career, they could be phoning it in, playing it safe, and recycling the same sounds into a new album every other year. On Descensus, they show themselves actively trying to improve, to go further, higher, heavier. Here, they stay true to what they do best, while finding more weapons to add to their arsenal. Like always, it’s safe to assume there are even better things on the horizon for Circa Survive.

Release Date: November 24th, 2014
Rating: 4.25 /5
Runtime: 49:44
Check Out: “Nesting Dolls,” “Schema,” “Only the Sun”

Track Listing:
01. Schema
02. Child of the Desert
03. Always Begin
04. Who Will Lie with Me Now
05. Only the Sun
06. Nesting Dolls
07. Quiet Down
08. Phantom
09. Sovereign Circles
10. Descensus

Anthony Green – Vocals
Brendan Ekstrom – Guitar
Colin Frangicetto – Guitar
Nick Beard – Bass
Steve Clifford – Drums 

Written by Eric Riley

Interview With:: Mime Game


First off, please introduce yourself and tell us what you do in the band!
Hi! I’m Dillon DeVoe and I’m the painter around these parts. I take ideas from inside my head and aurally preserve them for your listening pleasure. Kind of like your own, musical Bob Ross, just painting happy little trees and lakes all over the inside walls of your mind. For the less abstract, I write the lyrics, sing and play the guitar. 

When recording your EP, Do Your Work, you guys recorded with Rick Parker (Motorcycle Club and Sugarcult) and Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots).  What made you decide to team up with Rick and Scott to record that EP?
Rick is a beautiful and brilliant soul who also did the first Good Old War record. For those unfamiliar, Good Old War has been known to back Anthony Green of Circa Survive on his solo tours. Also, their song “Coney Island” is one of my favorite songs of all time. I was incredibly impressed by his ability to make a bass, drums, vocals and an acoustic guitar into such a masterpiece. Someone who could take such a stripped down formula and make it so compelling seemed like the right guy for the job to me. We never really met Scott Weiland through the recording process, but we did end up doing the drums for our EP at Lavish, his studio in Burbank, and it was really the ultimate experience through and through.

Under the Gun ranked your EP as their number one EP release of 2013 (congrats!!). What album was your favorite release of 2013 and why?
Thank you so much! Under The Gun has been really good to us and we love them dearly. I am in love with The 1975’s debut. It seriously never left my CD player in my car for a month or so. I’m also in love with “Melophobia”, the new Cage The Elephant record. It is so clean.

You guys announced via Facebook that you would be releasing a music video later this month. Can you tell us a little about the music video? (Which song it’s for, what the concept is for the video, etc.)
The video just debuted on on Thursday the 30th of Jan. and it was an awesome success. People really seem to love it. It’s honestly just an introduction to the band. We play, we laugh, we have a good time, it’s tight. The song is called “Do You” and it’s about not succumbing to the pressures of the world that tell you to compromise yourself and change to be able to thrive.

Not only did you guys perform at SXSW last year, but you’ll be returning to perform again this year. What is your view on a showcase like SXSW which features hundreds of bands? What do you think sets you a part from these other artists?
I think that to be heard above the noise at SXSW, you really have to be THAT band for the year. The one that makes everyone talk. Sometimes the stars align and there are some miracle stories and sometimes people just get drunk and have fun and lose their voice. It all depends on how seriously you take it. Having been signed and dropped before and wanting nothing more than to do this for the rest of my life, I’m hoping to go down there and do more than just party. Maybe if the stars align then we can really be that band that breaks out.

Mime Game was initially a side project back in 2007. How do you think Mime Game has grown since then? What made you decide to continue the band after so many years?
Mime Game was more of a manifestation of my musical happenings as a person. Kind of like a diagnosis more than a band name. The moniker seemed to fit because it said, “this is unassuming and this seems kind of fun,” but I really aim to shake the world. Since it was a humble, basement-recorded side project, to the bludgeoning band it now is, the growth has been exponential. I’ve finally found members that feel like a family. The sound evolved from lo-fi freak-folk to a more lush, alternative/rock sound and I’m loving it. Everything about this band just fits like a glove now.

What can we expect next from Mime Game?
Just a lot of fun for awhile. There’s nothing left to fight about when you’re comfortable with yourself. If anyone should so desire to encroach on our peace though, it’s on like Sex Bob-omb Vs. the dragon DJ dudes from Scott Pilgrim. But really, we aim to make an album that you will remember forever in 2014 and we will be touring in the summer and fall so look out for all that and come meet up with us at SXSW!

Thanks for your time! Is there anything else you’d like to add?
Yeah, we love people and we would never really attack them with sound waves. 
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