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Tiny Engines to release Annabel 7″

Annabel 'Here We Are Tomorrow'

Tiny Engines is pleased to announce that it will release Here We Are Tomorrow, the newest 7″ EP from Kent, Ohio’s Annabel.

Slated for an “official” release of December 14th, the EP is now available for pre-order from the label.

Here We Are Tomorrow contains four brand new songs – plus a 5th bonus digital-only track – and will be pressed on blue (300) and maroon (200) vinyl. Packaging will feature printed polybags, hand-screened / numbered inserts and each copy of the 7″ will come with a free mp3 download code.

Annabel is currently streaming the first track from the 7-inch, “The Forgetting Of Names And Faces,” on its myspace page. The song is also available for download as part of Punknews.org’s recent The Fest 9: A Free Compilation (Volume 1).

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Grown Ups – Pre-order ‘More Songs’ now!

The North American re-release of More Songs, the critically-acclaimed full-length from Chicago’s Grown Ups, is now available for pre-order from Topshelf Records (My Heart To Joy, Pianos Become The Teeth, Defeater).

The Midwestern quartet’s debut will see an official Stateside street date of November 9th on both CD and LP formats. Originally issued in May of 2010 by Big Scary Monsters, the British imprint will continue to carry the record as part of its catalog in the UK and Europe

Limited to 500 12-inches on four colorways (100 Coke Bottle Clear / 100 Off White / 100 Clear Gold / 200 Black), Topshelf has several special package deals available and the label will be giving away a test pressing to one random pre-order. Moreover, anyone who ordered the first pressing of the BSM-released More Songs is eligible for a free, exclusive screen-printed poster. Go here for additional info.

To celebrate the pre-order launch and upcoming release, Grown Ups and Topshelf have partnered with Absolutepunk.net for a test pressing contest. To enter, go here.

A U.S. tour in support of the re-release is currently being booked and Grown Ups will be playing this year’s Fest in Gainesville, FL as well. (tour dates to come soon!)

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Carpenter – Canadian/US tour starts today

Vancouver, BC’s Carpenter will embark on a six-week tour through Canada and the United States in support of its newest record, Sea To Sky.

The quartet’s sophomore full-length was released digitally and on CD in Canada last week (09/21) by Goldstock Records, a new imprint created by Carpenter front man Daniel Sioui and Stu McKillop (Daggermouth, In Bear Country). To grab a copy, go here or you can pick one up from the band on tour.

Carpenter recently joined the esteemed roster of Gainesville punk label Paper + Plastick, which will be releasing the album digitally and on 12″ vinyl. The LP will be officially out on October 26th (pre-orders up soon!) while digital should be available at iTunes and other online retailers within the next couple of weeks.

You can stream the first two tracks on Sea To Sky, “Mean Things” and “Common Law,” here.

Formed in 2005 from the ashes of some of Vancouver’s biggest post-punk bands (All State Champion, By A Thread, Daggermouth), Carpenter’s rock n roll assault sprung from singer Daniel Sioui’s obsession with the 1982 John Cougar classic American Fool. Like Mellencamp, Sioui took aim at writing material that was lasting, catchy and heartfelt whilst retaining the intensity and DIY ethics of the members’ punk and hardcore roots.

As the follow-up to the outfit’s acclaimed debut, Law Of The Land, Sea To Sky was recorded with engineer Stu McKillop at Rain City Recorders (Broadway Calls, Living with Lions) and features 10 tracks that embrace its musical roots. Hints of 90s emo and post punk seep into the band’s established rock n roll sound. It’s an evolution that keeps its members inspired to forge ahead and work tirelessly to spread the word of Carpenter.


OCT 02 – Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
OCT 06 – Revelstoke, BC @ Outabounds Nightclub
OCT 07 – Banff, AB @ The Devil’s Gap
OCT 08 – Calgary, AB @ Broken City
OCT 09 – Edmonton, AB @ Filthy McNasty’s
OCT 09 – Leduc, AB @ Burnsy O’Flannagans
OCT 10 – Saskatoon, SK @ Amigos
OCT 11 – Regina, SK @ The Exchange
OCT 12 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Royal Albert
OCT 13 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Black Pirates Pub
OCT 14 – Sudbury, ON @ Myths and Mirrors
OCT 15 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion w/ Cheap Girls, Cobra Skulls
OCT 16 – Ottawa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf w/ Cheap Girls, Cobra Skulls
OCT 17 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques w/ Cheap Girls, Cobra Skulls
OCT 19 – London, ON @ Call The Office w/ Cheap Girls
OCT 20 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah w/ Cheap Girls
OCT 21 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s w/ Cheap Girls
OCT 22 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place w/ Cheap Girls, Two Cow Garage
OCT 23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa Nightclub w/ Bomb the Music Industry, Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson, Everyone Everywhere
OCT 25 – Baltimore, MD @ Charm City Artspace w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 26 – Richmond, VA @ The Tighthouse w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 27 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse w/ Cheap Girls, Laura Stevenson
OCT 28 – Athens, GA @ Go Bar w/ Fake Problems, Cheap Girls, Bomb the Music Industry, Laura Stevenson, more
OCT 29 – Gainesville, FL @ THE FEST
NOV 01 – Baton Rouge, LA @ The Warehouse
NOV 02 – Austin, TX @ Red 7
NOV 04 – Midland, TX @ Pine Box Collective
NOV 05 – El Paso, TX @ The Percolator
NOV 06 – Phoenix, AZ @ Yucca Tap Room
NOV 07 – San Diego, CA @ The Ruby Room
NOV 10 – Sacramento, CA @ The Press Club
NOV 11- Chico, CA @ Cafe Flo
NOV 13 – Seattle, WA @ The Fusion Cafe

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Cheap Girls announce North American tour dates

Cheap Girls recently unveiled two strings of tour dates that will take the band from coast-to-coast, and will also bring the band through Canada for the first time. The first run of dates takes the band to the fourth annual Awesome Fest in San Diego on September 5th, while the October dates mark Cheap Girls’ first tour through Canada down to Gainesville’s The Fest later that month. Along the way, the band will be playing with Lightning Bolt, Japandroids, Sundowner, Carpenters and Cobra Skulls, to name a few.

My Roaring 20’s is available from Paper + Plastick Records on white, clear/orange dust, and clear/orange drop vinyl, which includes a CD and a limited edition promo poster. Also available is the band’s debut, Find Me A Drink Home, on white wax and includes a CD version of the album.

08/22 – Flint, MI @ Woobie’s Bar
09/01 – Normal, IL @ Firehouse Pizza & Pub
09/03 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Triple Nickel Tavern
09/04 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rogue Bar – PHX
09/05 – San Diego, CA @ Awesome Fest
09/07 – Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction
09/08 – Stockton, CA @ Plea for Peace Center with Sundowner
09/11 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW with Japandroids
09/13 – Missoula, MT @ The BSMT
09/15 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
10/09 – Kalamazoo, MI @ The Strutt with Lightning Bolt
10/15 – Kingston, ON @ The Mansion with Cobra Skulls, Carpenter
10/16 – Ottowa, ON @ Cafe Dekcuf with Cobra Skulls, Carpenter
10/17 – Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques with Cobra Skulls, Carpenter
10/18 – St. Catherines, ON @ Mansion House
10/19 – London, ON @ Call The Office with Carpenter
10/20 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah with Carpenter
10/21 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dee’s with Carpenter
10/22 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place with Two Cow Garage, Carpenter
10/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Europa Night Club with Bomb The Music Industry, Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire with Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/26 – Richmond, VA @ Exit 76 with Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/27 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffee House (Duke University) with Laura Stevenson & The Cans, Carpenter
10/29 – The Fest 9
10/30 – The Fest 9
10/31 – The Fest 9

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Beginning on Sunday and through the month of November, PJ Bond (New Brunswick, NJ) will be touring the U.S., covering most of the East Coast and parts of the Midwest.

The ex-Outsmarting Simon front man – fresh off a two week trek across the U.K. – is playing shows in support of his latest full-length, You Didn’t Know I Was Alphabetical … not to mention the homeless / life on the road experiment formally known as the Year Of A Thousand Roommates. You can read about PJ’s daily nomadic adventures here.

Alphabetical is being released by Black Numbers in LP and CD format on November 10th, but you can pre-order a copy now or pick one up directly from PJ on tour.

It’s also worth mentioning that Bond has hitched a ride with label mates Static Radio NJ and The Arteries as they tour their way to The Fest for the weekend’s festivities. While he doesn’t have an “official” show, you can count on PJ playing the street corners of Gainesville or making an appearance at a house party or two.

NOV 01 – Waterbury, CT @ Lil Tommy J’s
NOV 02 – Providence, RI @ Chris’s Pad
NOV 04 – Burlington, VT @ TBA
NOV 05 – Plattsburgh, NY @ The Coffee Camp
NOV 06 – Troy, NY @ Shela’s
NOV 07 – Upstate NY @ Need Help!
NOV 08 – Oneonta, NY @ Hyrle Castle Basement
NOV 09 – Ithaca, NY @ The Shop
NOV 10 – Syracuse, NY @ House Show
NOV 11 – Oswego, NY @ Raven’s
NOV 13 – Rochester, NY @ Muddy Waters
NOV 14 – Jamestown, NY @ Labyrinth Press Co.
NOV 15 – Ohio @ Need Help!
NOV 16 – Columbus, OH @ House Show
NOV 17 – Ann Arbor, MI @ TBA
NOV 18 – Rochester, MI @ The Factory
NOV 19 – Ann Arbor, MI @ ABC
NOV 20 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Josh’s
NOV 21 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Kelly’s
NOV 22 – Chicago, IL @ The Elbo Room
NOV 23 – Indiana @ Need Help!
NOV 24 – St. Louis, MO @ Cicero’s
NOV 25 – Louisville, KY @ Derby City
NOV 27 – Charlotte, NC @ TBA
NOV 28 – Richmond, VA @ Need Help
NOV 29 – State College, PA @ 797 Lounge

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08/09 New Bedford, MA @ New Wave Café
08/20 Prague, Czech @ Lucerna Music Bar w/ Mad Caddies & The Flatliners
08/21 Osijek, Croatia @ Pannonian Challenge Skateboard/Music Festival
08/22 Nyirbator, Hungary @ Azfeszt
08/23 Ljubljana, Slovenia @ TRN Festival
08/25 Trier, Germany @ Exhause
08/26 Schaffen, Belgium @ JC Smurf
08/27 Peterborough, UK @ The Park w/ The Flatliners
08/28 Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival
08/29 Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
08/30 Leper, Belgium @ Leper Festival
08/31 Leicester, UK @ The Shed
09/01 Manchester, UK @ Moho Live
09/02 Derby, UK @ Rockhouse
09/03 Newcastle, UK @ Trillians
09/04 Bristol, UK @ The Croft
09/05 London, UK @ Underworld w/ Polar Bear Club 9/06 Southampton, UK @ Joiners
09/09 Glasgow, UK @ King Tuts w/ Failsafe
09/10 Belfast, Ireland @ Spring & Airbrake
09/12 Dublin, Ireland @ The Village
09/25 Toronto, ON @ REVERB
09/26 Montreal, QC @ Underworld
09/27 Quebec City @ Imperial
09/28 Ottawa @ Mavericks
10/01 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
10/05 Fort McMurray, AB @ Reckless Bar
10/13 San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside
10/16 Hollywood, CA @ The Knitting Factory
10/21 San Antonio @ Rock Bottom
10/22 Austin, TX @ Emos
10/23 Dallas, TX @ The Door
10/24 Houston, TX @ The Meridian
10/29 Orlando, FL @ Backbooth
10/30 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest (venue TBD)

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One Win Choice – Vinyl / Tours

ONE WIN CHOICE has just announced that their upcoming three-song 7-inch will be released by Jump Start Records in early 2009. The band should have copies in late October though, just in time for their show at The Fest in Gainesville, F.L.

A total of five songs were recorded in September by Mike Rummel at Below Sea Level. Rummel has worked with The Bouncing Souls, Spanish Bombs, Pitch Black Blonde and Gimme Drugs. Three of the tracks will appear on the 7-inch while the remaining two will be available exclusively as digital downloads. Of course, anyone who purchases the vinyl will receive mp3s for all five songs.

The band has also planned a fair share of touring for the next two months, beginning today with a nine-day trip through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan and Indiana with American Armada.

In October and November, One Win Choice will be hitting the road for three weeks with label mates Antillectual. Jump Start will be releasing the U.S. vinyl version of the Belgium band’s latest full-length, Testimony, on October 21st. More on those dates soon, but as previously mentioned, both bands have been confirmed for The Fest.

SEP 19 – Punxsutawney, PA @ The Rad Tav w/ American Armada
SEP 20 – Akron, OH @ The Mullet House w/ American Armada
SEP 22 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar w/ w/ American Armada, The Riot Before
SEP 23 – Michigan City, IN @ The Creephole w/ American Armada
SEP 24 – Indianapolis, IN @ 1511 House w/ American Armada
SEP 26 – Athens, OH @ Brown Town w/ American Armada
SEP 27 – Cleveland OH @ The Womb w/ w/ American Armada, Two Hand Fools
SEP 28 – Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose w/ American Armada

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Static Radio NJ – On Tour


Static Radio NJ kicks off a tour of the East Coast today in support of their debut full-length, An Evening Of Bad Decisions. The album was released earlier this week – September 9th – via Black Numbers.

To coincide with the release and tour, the band has posted two new songs on their myspace page for your streaming pleasure. Check it here. Additionally, the record continues to stream in its entirety at Punknews.org.

This current tour will take Static Radio NJ up and down the East Coast for the next month, playing shows with Polar Bear Club, O Pioneers!!! and Smoke or Fire among others. They’re currently booking additional East Coast dates in October, as well as a few Canadian and Midwest shows with The Ergs on their way to Riot Fest in Chicago and…what else? The Fest in Gainesville, FL, of course.

SEP 12 – Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
SEP 13 – Island Park, NY @ Island Park Ale House w/ Quarter Life Crisis
SEP 14 – Trenton, NJ @ Championships
SEP 18 – Richmond, VA @ Nara Sushi
SEP 19 – Raleigh, NC @ The GSS House
SEP 20 – Wilmington, NC – NEED HELP!
SEP 21 – Chattanooga, TN @ JJ’s Bohemia w/ O Pioneers!
SEP 22 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ Polar Bear Club
SEP 23 – Charlotte, NC @ Lunchbox Records
SEP 24 – Atlanta, GA @ TBA w/ Polar Bear Club
SEP 25 – Tallahassee, FL @ The Shed w/ DEA
SEP 26 – Tampa, FL @ Springs Theatre w/ Gatorface
SEP 27 – Orlando, FL @ Black Box Colletive w/ Gatorface
SEP 29 – Gainesville, FL @ 1982 w/ Gatorface, Dirty Money
SEP 30 – South Carolina – NEED HELP!
OCT 01 – Danville, VA @ The Tesla
OCT 02 – Newark, DE @ Ewing Room – Perkins Student Center
OCT 03 – Philidelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ Smoke Or Fire
OCT 04 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis
OCT 05 – Rahway, NJ @ Rahway Stage and Cafe w/ I Am The Avalanche, Sakes Alive
OCT 06 – Albany, NY @ Valetines w/ After The Fall
OCT 07 – Rochester, NY @ TBA
OCT 08 – Albany, NY @ TBA
OCT 09 – Montreal, Quebec @ TBA w/ The Ergs!
OCT 10 – Toronto, Ontario @ TBA w/ The Ergs!
OCT 11 – Michigan @ TBA w/ The Ergs!
OCT 12 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater / RIOT FEST
OCT 13 – Columbus, OH @ TBA w/ The Ergs!
OCT 14 – Louisville, KY – NEED HELP!
OCT 15 – Columbus, OH – NEED HELP!
OCT 16 – Western PA – NEED HELP!
OCT 17 – Toms River, NJ @ The Shed w/ Antillectual, One Win Choice
OCT 31NOV 02 – Gainesville, FL @ The Fest

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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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Polar Bear Club is about to embark on tour. Check out the band at the following places!


Polar Bear Club will follow up their September dates with an October U.S. tour to include West Coast and Texas markets, culminating at the The Fest in Gainesville, Florida over Halloween weekend. The band will be touring with good friends Broadway Calls, Crime In Stereo and The Swellers (line-ups will vary). More details and dates soon.

AUG 27 – Toronto, ON @ Reverb w/ The Swellers, The Artist Life
AUG 28 – London, ON @ The Salt Lounge w/ The Swellers, The Artist Life
AUG 29 – Guelph, ON @ The Shadow w/ The Swellers
AUG 30 – Montreal, QC @ Hemisphere Gauche w/ The Swellers
AUG 31 – Winooski, VT @ The Monkey House w/ The Swellers
SEP 12 – New Brunswick, NJ @ Rutgers University w/ The Gaslight Anthem, The Ergs
SEP 13 – Columbus, OH @ Bernie’s Distillery w/ The Gaslight Anthem, American Steel
SEP 14 – Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter w/ The Gaslight Anthem, American Steel
SEP 15 – Rochester, NY @ The Club at Water Street Music Hall w/ The Gaslight Anthem, American Steel
SEP 16 – Albany, NY @ Valentines w/ The Gaslight Anthem, American Steel
SEP 18 – Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis w/ The Gaslight Anthem, American Steel
SEP 19 – Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club w/ The Gaslight Anthem, American Steel
SEP 20 – Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506 w/ The Gaslight Anthem, American Steel
SEP 21 – Nashville, TN @ Exit / In w/ The Gaslight Anthem, American Steel
SEP 22 – Louisville, KY @ Skull Alley w/ Static Radio NJ
SEP 26 – New Orleans, LA @ House Of Blues w/ The Gaslight Anthem, O Pioneers!!!
SEP 27 – San Antonio, TX @ Rock Bottom w/ The Gaslight Anthem, O Pioneers!!!
SEP 28 – Dallas, TX @ Prophet Bar w/ The Gaslight Anthem, O Pioneers!!!
SEP 29 – Little Rock, AR @ Vino’s w/ The Gaslight Anthem, O Pioneers!!!

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