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Listen: Battle Lines – “Colonies”

Battle Lines

Alternative pop quartet Battle Lines, just unveiled their new track “Colonies” from their upcoming 7″. Following the success of their first release Hearts, they returned to the studio and recorded their next single which you can stream below. The blistered lullaby is replete with wistful paradoxes of emotional and sexual indifference; echoing distaste with the hypnotizing line, “You mean nothing to me” repeated throughout by vocalist Carly Humphries.

The forthcoming limited 7″ features the titular track as well as a new song entitled “Push.” Interestingly enough, the artwork for this release was created by Nick Steinhardt of Touché Amore. Pick up the 7″ via No Sleep Records here. or more information check out their Facebook and catch them at SXSW in Austin, Texas later this month.

Tour Dates:
Mar 13 – Austin, TX – SXSW (British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30 – 3:00PM)
Mar 15 – Austin, TX – SXSW (Esther’s Follies – 9:00PM)
Apr 17 – Brighton, UK – Green Door Store †
Apr 18 – London, UK – Birthdays †
Apr 19 – Bristol, UK – Hit The Deck Festival †
Apr 20 – Nottingham, UK – Hit The Deck Festival †
Apr 22 – Glasgow, UK – 13th Note †
Apr 23 – Manchester, UK – The Star And Garter †
Apr 24 – Birmingham, UK – The Flapper †
Apr 25 – Leeds, UK – Cockpit 3 †
Apr 26 – Southampton, UK – Unit †
† w/Seahaven, Nai Harvest

Stream: Touché Amoré – “Just Exist”

Touché Amoré by June Zandona
Touché Amoré are currently streaming their new song, Just Exist, on Youtube. The song introduces the band’s upcoming release Is Survived By to be released on September 24th through Deathwish, Inc.. Check out the stream for the song below! You can pre-order Is Survived By on iTunes here and receive an instant download of Just Exist. Stream their new song below!

Tour Dates:

09/12: Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theatre w/ AFI, Coming
09/13: Detroit, MI @ St. Andrews Hall w/ AFI, Coming
09/16: Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues w/ AFI, Coming
09/18: St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant w/ AFI, Coming
09/19: Lawrence, KS @ Granada Theatre w/ AFI, Coming
10/07: Boston, MA @ Royale w/ AFI, Coming
10/08: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club w/ AFI, Coming
10/10: New York, NY @ Webster Hall w/ AFI, Coming
10/11: Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of Living Arts w/ AFI, Coming
10/12: Sayerville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom w/ AFI, Coming
10/14: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Zoo w/ AFI, Coming
10/15: Cincinnati, OH @ Bogarts w/ AFI, Coming
10/17: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live w/ AFI, Coming
10/18: Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/ AFI, Coming
10/20: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre w/ AFI, Coming
10/23: San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues w/ AFI, Coming
10/26: Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues w/ AFI, Coming
10/28: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst w/ AFI, Coming
10/29: Reno, NV @ Knitting Factory w/ AFI, Coming
10/31: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre w/ AFI, Coming
11/01: Seattle, WA @ The Showbox at the Market w/ AFI, Coming
11/02: Vancouver, BC @ The Commodore Ballroom w/ AFI, Coming

Stream: Hesitation Wounds – “A. Smith (The Death Of A Teenager)”

Hesitation Wounds
Jeremy Bolm of Touché Amoré has started a new band with Jay Weinberg (ex-Against Me!), Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy), and Stephen Lacour (ex-Trap Them) called Hesitation Wounds. The band is set to release a self-titled 7-inch on Secret Voice Records, and is streaming a new song called A. Smith (The Death Of A Teenager). Check out the stream here or below! Preorders of the digital EP and 7″ are available on Secret Voice’s website.

Bolm released this statement regarding the background and formation of Hesitation Wounds:

“Hesitation Wounds is the combined sound of different backgrounds and 5 hours of song writing. In May of 2012, the idea was to combine friends (some of whom had never met) from different bands and see what could happen in one afternoon. Jeremy Bolm, vocalist of Hesitation Wounds (and Touché Amoré), commented, “I told Neeraj Kane (The Hope Conspiracy, Suicide File, Holy Fever), Jay Weinberg (ex-Against Me!), and Stephen ‘Scuba’ LaCour (Ex-Trap Them, True Cross), ‘Let’s write as many songs as we can on Sunday and record them on Monday.’ Jay was in town and Scuba agreed to come out from Arizona for the weekend. What we came up with was three songs and an intro. We recorded them Monday afternoon with long time friend and always-available-for-my-stupid-shit, Alex Estrada. Lyrically, the songs are about witnessing the murder of a friend, the life and death of the inspirational underdog folk singer Phil Ochs, and the overall reality of life. Sonically, it’s an abrasive / no strings attached outpouring of fast and heavy hardcore not far off from the bands we’re already responsible for. We’re proud of the outcome and we hope you enjoy.”

La Dispute Offer Full Discography for Charity

For Christmas, the post-hardcore band La Dispute, who recently released their newest LP, Wildlife, have their entire discography on a free/donation basis on their Bandcamp page. Starting at midnight EST time tonight and lasting until midnight EST tomorrow (the whole of Christmas day), you can grab all ten of the band’s previous releases. All donations made through the Bandcamp page will be donated to 826michigan, “a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students aged 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. 826 opened its doors in June of 2005. Since then, it has been blessed with students, tutors, and volunteers overflowing with enthusiasm.”

If you’re completely new to the band, I recommend starting with Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair, which in my opinion is their best release so far. If you’re more into punk and not lyrically up for fables about love and broken hearts, download Wildlife, which is their matured more punk-esque sounding sophomore release. Their split with Touché Amoré and their Untitled 7″ are also good listens, which you should definitely consider as they contain some of my personal favorite tracks. Just a reminder though before downloading, La Dispute are an acquired taste, with Jordan Dreyer’s emotionally driven vocals coming out as wails at times, combined with spoken-word poetic lyrics. Be sure to try this band out though because all the donations go towards a good cause!