Rising rock band Crown The Empire is on the cusp of major mainstream breakout success with their upcoming album, "Retrograde", which will be released on July 22nd via Rise Records. In anticipation today, the band has premiered a video for a brand new song called “Hologram.” Fans are also invited to pre-order the record now at iTunes and cte.merchnow.com.
Watch the video for “Hologram” now by clicking here
“”Hologram” could only be written after touring 200+ days a year for half a decade. It’s a self-examination of the people we’ve become and the relationships that we’ve carried through this period of growing up while a part of something more than ourselves.” - Andy Leo
The video for “Hologram” follows the band’s recent video and track releases for “Weight of the World” and “Zero,” which have stirred up an abundance of excitement for the record in the last few weeks. The band’s forthcoming record Retrograde is their third studio album and follow-up to 2014’s Billboard Top 10 charting record The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways.
Fans can catch Crown The Empire on the Vans Warped Tour all summer long. Follow the band at https://www.facebook.com/Crowntheempire for updates.
July 15 - Burgettstown, PA - Warped Tour @ First Niagara Pavilion
July 16 - Columbia, MD - Warped Tour @ Merriweather Post Pavilion
July 17 - Holmdel, NJ - Warped Tour @ PNC Bank Arts Center
July 19 - Noblesville, IN - Warped Tour @ Klipsch Music Center
July 20 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH - Warped Tour @ Blossom Music Center
July 21 - Cincinnati, OH - Warped Tour @ Riverbend Music Center
July 22 - Auburn Hills, MI - Warped Tour @ The Palace of Auburn HIlls
July 23 - Tinley Park, IL - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 24 - Shakopee, MN - Warped Tour @ Canterbury Park
July 26 - Milwaukee, WI - Warped Tour @ Marcus Amphitheatre
July 27 - Maryland Heights, MO - Warped Tour @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 28 - Bonner Springs, KS - Warped Tour @ Providence Medical Center Amphitheater
July 30 - Salt Lake City, UT - Warped Tour @ Utah State Fairpark
July 31 - Denver, CO - Warped Tour @ Pepsi Center Arena Lot
Aug 1 - Albuquerque, NM - Warped Tour @ Balloon Fiesta Park
Aug 2 - Scottsdale, AZ - Warped Tour @ Salt River Fields
Aug 5 - San Diego, CA - Warped Tour @ Qualcomm Stadium at Jack Murphy Field
Aug 6 - Mountain View, CA - Warped Tour @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 7 - Pomona, CA - Warped Tour @ Pomona Fairplex
Aug 9 - Las Vegas, NV - Warped Tour @ Hark Rock Hotel & Casino
Aug 11 - Nampa, ID - Warped Tour @ Ford Idaho Center
Aug 12 - Auburn, WA - Warped Tour @ White River Amphitheater
Aug 13 - Portland, OR - Warped Tour @ Portland Expo Center
Enter Shikari have unveiled a live video for recent single ‘Redshift’, recorded at the bands biggest headline show to date at London’s Alexandra Palace.
You can view the video here: https://youtu.be/frj7IR0sMww
Whilst plans were afoot to release the whole show visually in some way or another, technology had other ideas; and so the band members jumped in to salvage what they could, in the DIY fashion that has become their stock-in-trade.
We’ll let frontman Rou Reynolds elaborate :
“After such a spectacle, we decided to cobble together and edit the footage from the jumbotrons on the night. Unfortunately a lot of the crowd footage was warped and unusable, but we were only able to put together one great track rather a whole show, but we hope this'll give you's an idea of the energy on the night. As I edited the video, Rory and our engineer / foxy hunk Tim Morris edited the audio too. Being such a DIY tour - programming the video screen content and 4.1 surround sound mix ourselves, for example - it seems only right and proper that we apply that approach to the documentation of the show too. Victory snatched from the jaws of defeat, and all that”.
Full audio from the show does, however, exist. It is currently at mixing stage and will move into the “what are we doing with it now we have it?” stage very soon.
Enter Shikari are spending the summer appearing at various European festivals (including a one-off 5000 capacity outdoor headline show in Budapest, Hungary), and will end their working year with tours of Japan & Australia, while demoing new material filling in the gaps in the diary.
Tues 5th - Czech Republic - Rock For People
Fri 15th - Romania - Electric Castle
Sat 30th - Russia - Amber Beach
Thur 11th - Latvia - Kubana
Fri 19th - Ukraine - Zaxidfest
Sat 20th - Germany - Rock Am See
Mon 22nd - Austria - And There Come The Wolves
Wed 24th - Hungary - Budapest Babanegra Track (headline show)
Thur 25th - Poland - Czad Festival
Sat 3rd - Italy - Home Festival
Tues 6th - Japan - Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Thur 8th - Japan - Osaka (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Fri 9th - Japan - Nagoya (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Sat 10th - Japan - Tokyo (w/ Crossfaith + Beartooth + Noisemaker)
Mon 19th - Australia - Melbourne (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Tues 20th - Australia - Brisbane (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Wed 21st - Australia - Sydney (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Thur 22nd - Australia - Adelaide (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Sat 24th - Australia - Fremantle (w/ Hacktivist + Stories)
Latvia’s Tesa operate with evident conviction, and their flourishing, distinct sound is the epitome of how grand and graceful guitar-driven music can be. Since 2005, the trio of Karlis Tone, Davis Burmeisters and Janis Burmeisters have created a mature, rapturous vision of heavy music without the constraints of genre, reverting to their trusted intuition to create the glorious movements that can challenge any of the founding figures of long-form rock with depth.
"Ghost" their latest LP formed of five segments for each letter, will see physical release (in CD and 2xLP format) through My Proud Mountain on 5th August, and it is a phenomenal demonstration of the band’s gripping adaptive approach. With the assistance of James Plotkin’s mastering (he who has worked with Sunn O))), Electric Wizard, Earth, Michael Gira, Tim Hecker and many more), "Ghost" sounds loud and important played at any volume, and the palpable passages of suspense and subsequent devastating releases give the record a momentum that endures all 40 minutes.
Most spectacular is the apparent ease in which all three members, working together so closely, supply heaving riffs, emotionally exhausting melodies and soundscapes, and heroic lively tempo, creating a sound that cannot be named but can be intensely felt. This capacity of theirs to stun has won them the attention of the similarly singular Neurosis, with whom they toured Europe with in 2013 and will tour again with in August (dates below), and "Ghost" should surely elevate them to a larger plane of exposure that their music can expand in to.
“At some point, when you've kind of earned some recognition and there's a general idea in people's mind, what you do, and what to expect form you as a band, it's really easy to just stay in a comfort zone, musically. But I think that we actually tried to step outside a bit form that, and at some level, try to do something different than people expect from you. Maybe it's more brutal at some parts, more direct and harsh. We try to escape the so-called post-rock thing.” - Janis Burmeisters on "Ghost"
Los Angeles artful indie post hardcore band Touché Amoré have announced a new album, "Stage Four", to be released September 16 on Epitaph. A new song “Palm Dreams” is premiering today via NPR.
Listen to “Palm Dreams” at NPR
“I don’t open up to people too much in regular life, but when I’m writing songs, I want to be as open and as honest as possible,” Bolm confesses. Touché albums have always served as an emotional outlet for Bolm. So when the time came to write "Stage Four" there was no question that it would be about passing of Bolm’s mother in late 2014. "Stage Four" was recorded in early 2016 in Studio City, CA with producer Brad Wood. Cathartic in delivery, highly sentimental, and sonically triumphant, "Stage Four" is an emblem of a band both living its dream and marred by loss. And with "Stage Four", Touché Amoré has unmistakably made the biggest, boldest, and most artistic statement of their career.
Info coming soon on tour dates for Touché Amoré.
Boy Better Know’s very own Solo 45 unleashes the ferocious remix to his infamous ‘Feed ‘Em to the Lions’, which premiered on BBC Radio 1 Xtra yesterday.
On the remix Solo has enlisted an all-star cast of Grime heavyweights - Stormzy, Lethal Bizzle, Tempa T, Fekky and The Godfather of Grime himself, Wiley, plus a little help from Enter Shikari’s Rou Reynolds. From mosh pits to stage invasions, ‘Feed ‘Em To The Lions’ has been causing nothing but chaos at clubs and festivals around the world since it was first released in 2015, it’s now shaping up to become an unofficial anthem for the forthcoming UEFA Euro 2016.
Rou comments; "Big up Solo for pushing the boundaries and recruiting me for the remix. Was an honour to shout the hooks on such a legendary track."
‘Feed ‘Em To The Lions’ was protected within BBK’s Serengeti, first recorded in 2012, and entrusted by only two DJ’s, BBK’s own Preditah, who produced the track, and Maximum. Back in 2014, Solo 45 performed ‘Feed ‘Em To The Lions’ for the first time on BBK’s stage at Red Bull Music Academy’s Culture Clash, to a huge 20,000 strong crowd, which was streamed worldwide.
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