Anchor, the debut record from Man Without Wax, is the fervent heartbeat of the reborn Seattle music community. Immediate, deliberate and anything but forgiving. these ten songs compel listeners towards action with their vibrant mix of Muse and Alkaline Trio aesthetics and the more contemporary vocal deliveries of My Chemical Romance and Say Anything. As students in the grand tradition of over-the-top-rock, MWW teamed up with star producer, Casey Bates (Chiodos, Portugal The Man, Foxy Shazam, The Number Twelve Looks Like You) to produce this collection of dark but ultimately contagious rock songs.
Their first single “Kansas City Shuffle” is a shoe in for this years underdog anthem, dripping with the most memorable melody imaginable sauntering over reach-for-the-rafters guitar lines and pile-driving drum parts. Anchor’s first track, “You Pull Me Through Time” feels like a chamber choir on acid after having listened to Queen’s “A Night At The Opera”. Needless to say, this record is an eclectic one.
If you can’t imagine ever mustering the hope and constitution to even dream of toppling the status quo, don’t worry – Man Without Wax has it covered. And if it is true as their manifesto contends that “Ideals alone do not change a country,” than we take solace in knowing that at least someone has decided change is necessary. Anchor will be in US stores on September 9th, 2008. ORDER IT NOW!
08.15.08 – Redmond, WA – The Old Firehouse
08.18.08 – Sacremento, CA – Club Pow @ The Press Club 21
08.19.08 – Fresno, CA – The Starline
08.20.08 – San Francisco, CA – Elbo Room
08.21.08 – Hollywood, CA – The Knitting Factory
08.22.08 – La Jolla, CA – Che Cafe
09.13.08 – Bellevue, WA – Ground Zero CD RELEASE!
We’re giving away quite a few goodies from the band MOCK ORANGE. Details below. First email with your full name to Alexa@estrellaonline.com will win!
A copy of Mock Orange’s upcoming record, Captain Love (due out September 9th on Wednesday Records), Poster, Buttons, and TWO TICKETS to see them at their upcoming Baltimore show at the Talking Head – Sunday, September 28th! (Must have own transportation)
The fourth album from A Static Lullaby, “Rattlesnake!” is available for pre order today through Interpunk, Smartpunk, and Merchnow.
A Static Lullaby goes head to head with Britney Spears on the band’s not so bubblegum-pop cover of her hit song, “Toxic”. After the popularity of their cover of Frou Frou’s “Let Go”, A Static Lullaby went back into the studio to give fans an addicting new bonus track. Everyone who pre orders the album before its street date will receive this Britney Spears cover of “Toxic” from A Static Lullaby as an MP3 download the same day.
If you can’t wait until September 9th for the CD, you can listen to the “Rattlesnake!” sampler, now playing on their Myspace page. The sampler plays clips from every track off their upcoming album.
To hear your favorite tracks, be sure to catch A Static Lullaby this summer co-headlining on the Party Star Tour with Dance Gavin Dance, Four Letter Lie, Secret and Whisper and Lower Definition. You can also see A Static Lullaby this fall with Maylene and The Sons of Disaster, Showbread, Confide, and Attack Attack! The tour kicks off on September 26th in Memphis, TN and ends on November 15, 2008.
On September 9, 2008, Mock Orange will release their latest offering, Captain Love, on Wednesday Records.
July 15, 2008, we will be kicking off a pre-sale of the record. Copies can be purchased in the Wednesday Records’ store. All pre-orders come with a Mock Orange 11 x 17 poster and one-inch button featuring the album’s ace artwork, which was provided by Kathleen Lolley (My Morning Jacket’s Z). All pre-orders will ship two weeks before the release date. In addition, on July 29, 2008, there will be an exclusive advance digital release of the record on eMusic.
Following the release, Mock Orange will head out on a national tour with Phoenix, Arizona’s Minature Tigers (Modern Art/Epic). The tour dates will be announced shortly.
Captain Love contains twelve (12) tracks, including the bonus track, and fan favorite, “Beauty of a Scar.” The track list is as follows:
1. Captain Love
2. Song In D
3. Smile On
4. World Of Machines
6. Ms. Brown’s Morning Cup
8. Motel Man
9. Relax And Degrade
10. Majestic Raincoat
11. Old Movies
12. Beauty Of A Scar (Bonus Track)
You can enjoy a free download of the album’s first single, “Song In D,” here.
By fusing dynamic elements of alternative, new-wave and grunge, THE SILENTS have surfaced with a fresh blend of high energy, visceral and intelligent rock. On September 9, 2008, the Chicago four-piece outfit will release their debut album SLEEPWALKER.
As an album two years in the making, SLEEPWALKER represents not only a distinct span of time, but also a vast array of personal and musical influence. Personal narratives lie in the subtext of lyrics that flow over stylistically transient music—pulling hints of gothy post-punk that meets melodically charged and grungy rock. Pop sensibilities keep each track engaging with sweet hooks and sensible harmonies, while chords tread minor and dark and return bright all over again. THE SILENTS will bring the live experience of the new album to hometown fans in Chicago on Friday, August 8 with an appearance at Metro.
The first single from SLEEPWALKER, “Dream On Empty,” fills the void between new-wave and modern alternative, taking cues from the likes of both Joy Divison and The Killers. The song is streaming online now on Myspace at www.myspace.com/thesilents.