Firestarter Announce Winter Tour

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NY-based pop punk band, Firestarter, have announced a month-long winter tour with Trophy Wives, Nominee, and Such A Mess

The tour poster and tour dates can be found below.

You can also download the band’s latest EP for free here
For more info on Firestarter: Website | Facebook | Twitter | YouTube

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Tour Dates: 
**More dates to be announced soon**
2.13 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ My Place Pizza *
2.14 – Amityville, NY @ Amityville Music Hall *
2.15 – Baltimore, MD @ Trash Mansion *
2.16 – Richmond, VA @ Canal Club*
2.18 – Charleston, SC @ Upstairs at Joe Pasta *
2.19 – St. Augustine, FL @ Planet Sarbez *
2.20 – Sunrise, FL @ Anonymous Guitars *
2.21 – Orlando, FL @ Backbooth *
2.22 – Odessa, FL @ The Goat House *
2.23 – Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar #
2.24 – Houma, LA @ Spanky’s Music Hall #
2.25 – Houston, TX @ Harrisburg Studio ^
2.26 – Austin, TX @ Gypsy Lounge ^
2.27 – Denton, TX @ J and J’s Pizza #
2.28 – San Antonio, TX @ The Ten Eleven ^
3.1 – El Paso, TX @ The Spot #
3.2 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock +
3.3 – Mesa, AZ @ The Underground +  
3.4 – San Diego, CA @ Woody’s +
3.5 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction + 
3.6 – San Francisco, CA @ Submission Art Space +
3.7 – Bakersfield, CA @ Jerry’s Pizza +
3.8 – Henderson, NV @ Eagle Aerie Hall +

* = w/Trophy Wives
^ = w/Nominee
+ = w/Such A Mess 
#  = Denotes Firestarter Only

Brosef Gordon-Levitt Announce East Coast Tour

Pennsylvania pop-punk band, Brosef Gordon-Levitt, have announced a short East Coast tour running from January 10th to January 17th. 

The tour poster and tour dates can be found below. For more info on Brosef Gordon-Levitt, click here!

Darwin & The Dinosaur Announce New Album

UK based pop-punk band, Darwin & The Dinosaur, have announced details of their upcoming release. Their new album, A Thousand Ships, will be released March 9th, 2015 via No Panic! Records. It will be available for pre-order starting February 16th and will be available on limited edition sea blue 12" vinyl, CD, and digitally.

Below you can find the album art and track listing for A Thousand Ships!

Track listing:
1) Theories
2) Anchors Aweigh
3) Making Friends With Strangers
4) Life At Sea
5) Make Believe
6) Riff Town Population: You
7) Women & Children
8) Hand In Hand
9) Buried In Smoke
10) Change Of Heart

Trash Boat Release Free Download For New Single, “Boneless”

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The UK pop-punk band, Trash Boat, will be releasing their debut EP on June 23rd, titled Look Alive. Until then, the band is treating fans with a free download of their single, “Boneless." 

You can download the track for FREE by clicking here!

For more information on the band: Facebook | Bandcamp 

Review:: What We Signed Up For | July

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July is a perfectly-fitting name for the band July. Redundant statement, yes, but equally accurate. The band’s sound is what you’d expect for and desire after during the sun-drenched summer months.

Pop-punk is a tricky genre. For a sound that is so crucially simple, the potential for a generic outcome is always there. Though, there are the times where sticking to the basics produces the best results. On What We Signed Up For, the group does just that – keeping it simple to yield a strong finished product.

By continuing with the trademark characteristics that define the genre – hooky choruses, [relatively] nasally vocals, quick tempo – July’s latest effort is textbook execution. Following the twenty-second or so introduction (which, to be fully honest, is just filler noise), tracks such as “Right Here for You” and the quick “Eight Nine Eight” are strong, spotlighted performances.

On the concluding “Collapse,” the group unplugs and provides a calm, heartfelt acoustic song that ties the album tightly shut. With the only use of acoustic guitar on the album, July show a contrasted side of themselves before the full band rejoins and the album comes to a close.

As critical as I am about to sound, here goes: don’t look to What We Signed Up For with expectations of it shattering boundaries or moving mountains. That’s not the type of album that it is. But, I’m not saying any of that negatively – the record is solid pop/punk music that doesn’t waste your time with goals that can’t be reached or a band struggling to go outside of their comfort zone. July knows precisely what they’re doing here, and they’re doing it well.

Release Date: November 12th, 2013
Rating: 3.25/5
Runtime: 27:28

Tracklist:
1. “Intro”
2. “What We Signed Up For”
3. “West Coast Pimpin’”
4. “Right Here for You”
5. “Secret Is a Sleazy Word”
6. “Dance, Shuffle, Move Your Feet”
7. “Counting Ducks”
8. “Eight Nine Eight”
9. “Second Best”
10. “To All the Kids”
11. “Collapse”


Written By: Eric Riley