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Junior Battles – new video/US tour

In an attempt to infringe on more copyrights and spend less money in two and a half minutes than any other band has dared in the past, Canadian punk quartet Junior Battles has unveiled the video for “Basements.”

Created by members of the the band in one coffee-fueled night of stealing and editing, the video not only spits in the face of trademark law, but also the memory of nearly every movie from my childhood. To view the zero budget greatness, go here.

Beginning next week, Junior Battles will embark on a two week tour of the U.S. with Houston’s O Pioneers!!!. The bands toured together earlier this year and recently shared a Split 7″ on Kiss Of Death Records.

OCT 20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Party Expo w/ O Pioneers, Fake Problems, My Heart to Joy
OCT 21 – Trenton, NJ @ Mill Hill Saloon w/ O Pioneers, Daytrader, The Great Explainer
OCT 22 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ O Pioneers, Tigers Jaw
OCT 23 – Richmond, VA @ Exit 76 w/ O Pioneers, the Riot Before, Red City Radio
OCT 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records w/ O Pioneers
OCT 25 – Atlanta, GA @ 529 w/ O Pioneers, Franz Nicolay
OCT 26 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Shark Tank w/ O Pioneers, The Anchor, Captain We’re Sinking
OCT 27 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982 w/ O Pioneers
OCT 28 – Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery w/ O Pioneers
OCT 29 – 31 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST
NOV 01 – Orlando, FL @ Universal Studios w/ our girlfriends
NOV 02 – TBA
NOV 03 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Mulligans
NOV 04 – Guelph, ON @ Jimmy Jazz w/ The Decay

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN‘s previous work has been praised nearly universally by press worldwide. “If you really want to know (their) songs,” says The New York Times “…you have to listen repeatedly and concentrate” calling them “extreme musical craft.” Names of the latest examples of their craft – tracks off the upcoming OPTION PARALYSIS – is something the band intends to reveal in waves.

“Farewell, Mona Lisa” and “Good Neighbor” are the first two officially announced off the highly anticipated OPTION PARALYSIS, due March 23, 2010.

The critically acclaimed rockers recently finished recording OPTION PARALYSIS, which will be the debut release for their brand new label PARTY SMASHER INC / SEASON OF MIST. The opus was recorded in Orange County, CA with longtime collaborator / producer Steve Evetts (The Used, Glassjaw, Every Time I Die).

Known worldwide for their outrageous live shows, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will kick off a tour with THURSDAY this Friday, December 4th in New York. “Call them insane, call them suicidal, call them out of control, but don’t call The Dillinger Escape Plan lazy. The band’s members put 100 percent into every performance,” says Guitar World.

Upcoming Tour Dates
12/04 – Farmingdale, NY / The Crazy Donkey
12/05 – Syracuse, NY / Lost Horizon
12/06 – Montreal, QC / Foufounes Electriques
12/07 – Toronto, ON / The Mod Club
12/09 – Poplar Grove, IL / Chubby Rain House of Tunes
12/10 – Grand Rapids, MI / The Intersection
12/11 – Covington, KY / The Mad Hatter
12/12 – Sauget, IL / Pop’s
12/14 – Millvale, PA / Mr. Small’s Theatre
12/15 – Baltimore, MD / The Ottobar
12/16 – Richmond, VA / Canal Club Downstairs Lounge
12/17 – Allentown, PA / Crocodile Rock
12/18 – Clifton Park, NY / Northern Lights
12/19 – Cambridge, MA / The Middle East Downstairs
12/30 – Sayreville, NJ / Starland Ballroom


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KISS KISS Announce Pre-Order and Tour Dates!

KISS KISS’ The Meek Shall Inherit What’s Left NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER.

The album is now available for pre-order at The ALL NEW Eyeball Store. The album comes out in stores on July 7th, and these pre-orders will ship first class mail by 7/1 or your money back!

Catch Kiss Kiss on tour with FAKE PROBLEMS starting June 17th!
06.17.09 – Brooklyn, NY • Southpaw w/ Portugal. The Man
06.25.09 – Columbia, SC • New Brookland Tavern w/ Fake Problems
06.26.09 – Atlanta, GA • Drunken Unicorn w/ Fake Problems
06.27.09 – Chapel Hill, NC • Local 506 w/ Fake Problems
06.28.09 – Virginia Beach, VA • The Jewish Mother w/ Fake Problems
06.29.09 – Baltimore, MD • The Ottobar w/ Fake Problems
06.30.09 – Philadelphia, PA • The Trocadero Balcony w/ Fake Problems
07.01.09 – New York, NY • Mercury Lounge w/ Fake Problems
07.02.09 – Cambridge, MA • Middle East Upstairs w/ Fake Problems
07.04.09 – Quebec City, QUE • Le Cercie w/ Fake Problems
07.06.09 – Montreal, QUE • Underworld w/ Fake Problems
07.07.09 – Toronto, ON • Sneaky Dee’s w/ Fake Problems
07.08.09 – Buffalo, NY • Mohawk Place w/ Fake Problems
07.10.09 – Lansing, MI • Mac’s Bar w/ Fake Problems
07.11.09 – Chicago, IL • Beat Kitchen w/ Fake Problems
07.12.09 – Minneapolis, MN • Triple Rock w/ Fake Problems
07.13.09 – Milwaukee, WI • Stonefly Brewery w/ Fake Problems
07.14.09 – Iowa City, IA • Picador w/ Fake Problems

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New York’s KISS KISS have recently announced new tour dates in support of the band’s upcoming sophomore album, The Meek Shall Inherit What’s Left (out July 7th on Eyeball Records). Warming up for the tour with a gig supporting Portugal. The Man at Brooklyn’s Southpaw on June 17th, the 4-week tour with Fake Problems kicks off on June 25th in Columbia, SC.

w/ Portugal. The Man
Jun 17 Southpaw (18+) Brooklyn, NY

w/ Fake Problems
Jun 25 New Brookland Tavern Columbia, SC
Jun 26 Drunken Unicorn (18+) Atlanta, GA
Jun 27 Local 506 (18+) Chapel Hill, NC
Jun 28 The Jewish Mother Virginia Beach, VA
Jun 29 The Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Jun 30 Trocadero Balcony Philadelphia, PA
Jul 01 Mercury Lounge (21+) New York, NY
Jul 02 Middle East Upstairs (18+) Cambridge, MA
Jul 04 Le Cercle Quebec, QC
Jul 06 Underworld Montreal, QC
Jul 07 Sneaky Dee’s (19+) Toronto, ON
Jul 08 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
Jul 10 Mac’s Bar Lansing, MI
Jul 11 Beat Kitchen (17+) Chicago, IL
Jul 12 Triple Rock (18+) Minneapolis, MN
Jul 13 Stonefly Brewery Milwaukee, WI
Jul 14 Picador Iowa City, IA
Jul 21 Stephen Talkhouse Amagansett, NY

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Look Mexico – U.S. Tour / New Digital EP

Look Mexico (Tallahassee, F.L.) hits the road today for a month-long tour of the U.S.

The band’s newly converted veggie oil-powered bus will take them westward for a week of shows in Texas and Oklahoma with Bear Colony before joining up with Fake Problems and Cobra Skulls for eight days of Left Coast shenanigans. Finally, the boys will conclude their national expedition in the Southeast playing shows with The Winter Sounds.

In early October, Look Mexico will take a short break before heading back out for two additional weeks of touring along the East Coast. Eventually, they’ll end up where all Beartrap bands seem to be ending up on Halloween weekend: at The Fest in Gainesville, F.L. More info on those dates soon.

The national tour coincides with Lujo Records digital release of Gasp Asp, the band’s newest four song EP. You can pick it up from iTunes here.

For a limited time, you can grab a free mp3 from Gasp Asp. Check out the first track, “You’re Not Afraid Of The Dark Are You?” here.

Earlier this year, Lujo released The Crucial Collection and is also responsible for unleashing Look Mexico’s awesome debut full-length, This Is Animal Music, upon the world in 2007.

Gasp Asp will be receiving the vinyl treatment very soon as well; a three song seven inch version of the EP will be available in early October. Stay tuned for a pre-order news, as well an announcement regarding the stupid label responsible for this inevitable plastic disaster…

SEP 02 – Pensacola, FL @ The Red Door Venue w/ Bear Colony, The Gills
SEP 04 – Houston, TX @ The Free Press w/ Bear Colony
SEP 05 – San Antonio, TX @ The Warhol w/ Bear Colony, Through Her Vibe
SEP 06 – Austin, TX @ Red 7 (Patio) w/ Bear Colony, Old Coyotes, Ladies
SEP 07 – Dallas, TX @ The Prophet Bar w/ Bear Colony
SEP 08 – Tulsa, OK @ The Marquee w/ Bear Colony
SEP 10 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 12 – Reno, NV @ Tonic Lounge w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 14 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 16 – Mountain View, CA @ Red Rock Coffee w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 18 – Pomona, CA @ The Glasshouse Record Store w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 19 – Riverside, CA @ Back To The Grind w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 20 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls
SEP 21 – San Diego, CA @ O’Connells w/ Fake Problems, Cobra Skulls, Frank Turner
SEP 22 – Scottsdale, AZ @ Chyro Arts w/ Teejay Sundance
SEP 26 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Festival w/ The Dark Romantics, Pomegranates, Mouse Fire
SEP 27 – Dayton, OH @ The Oregon Express w/ The Winter Sounds
SEP 28 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ The Winter Sounds
SEP 29 – Nashville, TN @ Springwater w/ The Winter Sounds
OCT 03 – Greenville, SC @ Mellow Mushroom w/ The Winter Sounds, The Dirty Eighties
OCT 16 – Auburndale, FL @ Bloodhound Bash
OCT 17 – Asheville, NC @ New French Bar w/ The Dark Romantics
OCT 26 – Virginia Beach, VA @ The Jewish Mother w/ Fake Problems
OCT 28 – Columbia, SC @ New Brookland Tavern w/ Fake Problems
OCT 31NOV 02 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest

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Ryan Russell wants you to know the following:
* Massive site update
* Exclusive – on tour with Against Me!, Paramore video shoot, Underoath in the studio
* Plus new pics of Death Cab For Cutie, Foo Fighters, Jimmy Eat World, Torche, Fake Problems, Harvey Milk, Pelican, Henry Rollins.

Please check out his fine work at www.ryanrussell.net.

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