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November 29, 2011

THE SUMMER SET RELEASE NEW HOLIDAY EP "WHAT MONEY CAN'T BUY"

THE SUMMER SET RELEASE HOLIDAY EP WHAT MONEY CAN'T BUY

Available For Purchase At Bandcamp HERE; All Proceeds Go To The Toys For Tots Charity

Band On Tour With The Ready Set Through December and Will Tour with The Cab in 2012

The Summer Set have released a three track holiday EP, What Money Can't Buy, that will be available for purchase starting today at Bandcamp HERE or visit: http://thesummersetband.bandcamp.com. The minimum donation is $1.00 with a suggested donation of $2.00 with all proceeds going to the Toys For Tots charity. The EP was recorded in Phoenix, AZ this past Fall and is produced, engineered and mixed by Cory Spotts.

What Money Can't Buy Track List:
1. Something 'Bout This Time of Year
2. Love On Our Side
3. Old Mexico

Following the summer release of their highly anticipated sophomore album, Everything's Fine, The Summer Set have been touring on the road with The Plain White T's and are currently out with The Ready Set through December. The band will tour with The Cab in 2012 - tour dates for The Cab/The Summer Set here: www.cabsummerset2012.com

"There's a reoccurring theme in these songs, the importance of being around the ones you love this time of year. All too often people get caught up in materialistic things as every billboard and TV commercial are telling you what you "need," when the truth is, you don't actually need any of it. It's not important. The people you love are what really matter," explains The Summer Set.

Everything's Fine was awarded 4 stars by Alternative Press Magazine and AbsolutePunk raved, "Everything's Fine just takes that bar to another level." Recorded in Los Angeles with super-producer John Fields (Jimmy Eat World, Jonas Brothers, Switchfoot, Andrew W.K.), entered the Billboard Independent chart at #10 in its first week and doubled first week sales of the band's previous studio outing, Love Like This released in September 2009.

The Arizona based The Summer Set is Brian Dales (vocals), John Gomez (guitar), Stephen Gomez (bass), Josh Montgomery (guitar) and Jess Bowen (drums). Formed as teenagers, the band released their first full length album, Love Like This (Razor & Tie) in 2009. The Summer Set has quickly become a phenomenon throughout the independent music scene, being named one of the 100 Artists To Watch by Alternative Press in 2010 with vocalist Dales featured on the cover, and what appeared to be a never-ending two years of successful tours with high profile artists including All Time Low, Never Shout Never, and Cartel, as well as been part of the AP Tour, Vans Warped Tour, Bamboozle and Hoodwink Festival.

November 22, 2011

NORMA JEAN CLOSE OUT THE YEAR WITH "PIZZA RIOT 2011" US TOUR

NORMA JEAN CLOSE OUT THE YEAR WITH "PIZZA RIOT 2011" US TOUR

BAND CURRENTLY WORKING ON FOLLOW UP TO 2010's CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED "MERIDIONAL"

Touring Europe This Winter With The Chariot On "The Evil Tiger Vulture European Tour"

Atlanta's Norma Jean are hitting the road one last time this year with the headlining "Pizza Riot 2011" US Tour. The tour will kick off on November 29th in Savannah, GA and will make stops nationwide before concluding in Asheville, NC on December 18th (tour dates below). The December run will be the last time fans can see Norma Jean in the US for some time. The band will be hitting the studio to record their sixth full length album and taking off on a European tour with The Chariot in February 2012 with "The Evil Tiger Vulture European Tour" - the first time the bands will tour Europe and Russia together.

Norma Jean are currently writing material for the follow up to 2010's critically acclaimed Meridional and will head into the studio with producer Jeremy Griffith in January 2012. "After making 'Meridonal,' we really didn't know what we were going to do next. It's hard to imagine that after coming out of so much work and thought being poured into something, but we're starting to see this new record take shape and all I can say right now is it's going to be nasty," said lead vocalist Cory Brandan. "If anything, 'Meridional' ended up inspiring us to continue moving forward and doing what we love to do. We also moved our writing space out of Atlanta this time for a new atmosphere where I live in Arkansas. We isolated ourselves a lot more and spent a lot of time together. We'll continue working and will be recording in January with Jeremy Griffith again. We're really excited and are having a blast."

Norma Jean released their fifth album, Meridional, to critical acclaim in July 2010. The five-piece metal band from Atlanta has previously released four records prior to Meridional, selling over 400,000 albums. The Grammy-nominated band is known for their aggressively artful sound which was once again delivered in their seethingly raw album, Meridional. Alternative Press called the album "Norma Jean's first true masterpiece" and named it one of the Top 10 Essential Albums of 2010 along with naming Brandan Best Vocalist in their MVR's (Most Valuable Rockers) of 2010.

NORMA JEAN TOUR DATES
PIZZA RIOT 2011 US Tour Dates
Nov 29 - Savannah, GA - City Church Savannah *
Nov 30 - Montgomery, AL - Iceberg Lounge *
Dec 2 - Austin, TX - Emo's *
Dec 3 - Corpus Christi, TX - House of Rock *
Dec 4 - Odessa, TX - Dos Amigos *
Dec 5 - El Paso, TX - Tricky Falls *
Dec 6 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse *
Dec 7 - Lancaster, CA - Industry Theater *
Dec 8 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction *
Dec 9 - Fresno, CA - Club Retro *
Dec 10 - Bakersfield, CA - Jerry's Pizza **
Dec 11 - West Hollywood, CA - Key Club **
Dec 13 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Conservatory **
Dec 15 - Chattanooga, TN - The Warehouse **
Dec 16 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade **
Dec 17 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern **
Dec 18 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel **
*Norma Jean with Oh, Sleeper, Close Your Eyes, Stray From The Path, Lower Than Atlantis
**Norma Jean with Oh, Sleeper, Memphis May Fire, Stray From The Path, Lower Than Atlantis

EVIL TIGER VULTURE European Tour
Feb 24 - Stuttgart, Germany - Rohre
Feb 25 - Antwerp, Belgium - Trix
Feb 26 - Cardiff, UK - CF10, University
Feb 27 - Birmingham, UK - O2 Academy2
Feb 28 - Glasgow, UK - O2 ABC2
Feb 29 - Dublin, Ireland - The Village
Mar 1 - Belfast, North Ireland - Limelight
Mar 2 - Sheffield, UK - Corporation
Mar 3 - London, UK - Underworld
Mar 5 - Paris, France - Divian Du monde
Mar 6 - Aarau, Switzerland - Kiff
Mar 7 - Mezzago, Italy - Bloom
Mar 8 - Wien, Austria - Arena
Mar 9 - Budapest, Hungary - Durer Kert
Mar 10 - Munchen, Germany - Feierwerk
Mar 11 - Berlin, Germany - Lido
Mar 12 - Aschaffenburg, Germany - Colos Saal
Mar 13 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Mar 14 - Gothenburg, Sweden - Fangelset
Mar 15 - Oslo, Norway - Sub Scene
Mar 16 - Stockholm, Sweden - Klubben
Mar 18 - Helsinki, Finland - Nosturi
Mar 20 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
Mar 21 - Eindhoven, Holland - Dynamo
Mar 22 - Saarbrucken, Germany - Garage
Mar 23 - Dresden, Germany - Scheune
Mar 24 - Koln, Germany - Essigfabrik
Mar 26 - St Petersburg, Russia - Zal Ojidaniya
Mar 27 - Moscow, Russia - Plan B
Norma Jean with The Chariot, Dead and Divine, Admirals Arms

November 16, 2011

SAVES THE DAY PREMIERE NEW ALBUM DOCUMENTARY, FINDING DAYBREAK, ON AOL'S SPINNER IN US AND KERRANG! IN UK

SAVES THE DAY PREMIERE NEW ALBUM DOCUMENTARY, FINDING DAYBREAK, ON AOL'S SPINNER IN US AND KERRANG! IN UK

Saves The Day Wraps Fall Tour In New York City This Week; Band Will Tour With Yellowcard In Europe This November and December

(New York, NY) - Saves The Day have premiered a documentary for their new album Daybreak (Razor & Tie) on AOL's Spinner in the U.S. and on Kerrang! in the UK. The 22-minute documentary, Finding Daybreak, chronicles the story behind the Daybreak trilogy and making of the final installment and the band's recent release, Daybreak. The documentary was directed by Steve Penta (Innerpartysystem, The Killers, Sum 41).

Watch the documentary HERE: AOL's Spinner & Kerrang!

"After finishing work on our new album, Daybreak, we got together with director Steven Penta over a weekend in July to shoot a music video and a documentary. Daybreak is about coming back to life, laying down all arms, and learning to be at peace with the ever changing tide of our times. In the spirit of letting go of our cares and surrendering to who we are in our hearts, we decided to make the documentary, Finding Daybreak, as a way to drop the veil and let our fans see the real people behind the music. This documentary tells our story of perseverance, and gives our fans a glimpse of who we really are, why we make music, and why they are the reason we will never give up," explains Chris Conley of Saves The Day.

Saves The Day are wrapping their co-headline US tour with Bayside, making their last stop in New York City this week with two back to back shows at Irving Plaza. The band will then head to Europe to tour with Yellowcard in November/December (Tour Dates HERE).

Forerunners of the emo scene since their inception in 1997, Saves The Day are one of the few that have survived the test of time for almost fifteen years. Produced by Marc Jacob Hudson (Two Tongues, Chiodos) and Saves The Day, the much anticipated Daybreak is the final piece of a three album concept trilogy that started with the 2006 release Sound The Alarm and the 2007 release Under The Boards. Alternative Press has already declared Daybreak is "The most honest collection yet... Conely's voice continues to be the Benjamin Button of punk rock, sounding younger with every release." The magazine has given the album four stars proclaiming the band is "ready to once again bask in the light."

Saves The Day formed in 1997, releasing their debut album Can't Slow Down in 1998 and followed by Through Being Cool in 1999. 2001's Stay What You Are spawned the memorable "At Your Funeral" as the band continued to evolve and grow. 2003's In Reverie peaked at #27 on the Billboard Top 200, becoming the third Saves The Day album to chart on the Billboard Top 200. In 2006, the band began its concept trilogy, which is now being completed in 2011 with Daybreak. Saves The Day is Chris Conley (Vocals/lead guitar), Arun Bali (Guitar), Rodrigo Palma (Bass) and Claudio Rivera (Drums).

SAVES THE DAY TOUR DATES HERE

November 10, 2011

VANESSA CARLTON TO RELEASE NEW DIGITAL EP, HEAR THE BELLS, ON NOVEMBER 21ST

VANESSA CARLTON TO RELEASE NEW DIGITAL EP, HEAR THE BELLS, ON NOVEMBER 21ST

EP Includes Two Holiday Songs And The First Ever Re-Record Of Her Smash Hit "A Thousand Miles"

LISTEN TO "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" HERE (OK TO POST)

Carlton to Perform on The CBS Saturday Early Show December 3rd

Latest Album Rabbits On The Run Out Now To Rave Reviews

(New York, NY) - Vanessa Carlton will release a four song digital EP, Hear the Bells (Razor & Tie), on November 21st. The EP will include two holiday classics, "Do You Hear What I Hear," John Lennon's uplifting classic, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)," an acoustic recording of "Hear The Bells" (from her latest album, Rabbits on the Run) and the first ever acoustic re-recording of her mega-hit, "A Thousand Miles."

Listen to Vanessa Carlton's version of the Lennon classic "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" HERE or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRhD5IlqD-A (OK TO POST). Carlton is also confirmed to perform on the CBS Saturday Early Show on December 3rd. She will perform her new single off of Rabbits on The Run, "I Don't Want to Be a Bride." This second single off her album will have a music video directed by acclaimed director Marc Klasfeld (Katy Perry, Jay-Z, Kid Rock, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters) for release in early 2012.

Vanessa recently wrapped up a national tour (opening for Matt Nathanson) in support of her critically acclaimed new album, Rabbits on the Run (Razor & Tie). Released this past summer, the album has received rave reviews and Carlton appeared on host of television programs including The Tonight Show, The Today Show, Conan, Chelsea Lately and was featured on NPR's Weekend Edition.

Rabbits on the Run is the most honest and uncompromising album of Vanessa Carlton's career, revealing a striking departure and an exciting snapshot into the evolution of this exquisite storyteller and inventive musician. The album was recorded in the UK at Peter Gabriel's world-renowned Real World Studios with producer Steve Osborne (U2, B-52's, KT Tunstall, Doves). The album finds Vanessa returning to music-making in its most organic form to create ten intimate, evocative songs, recorded directly to tape with her close-knit team of collaborators which also included Patrick Hallahan (My Morning Jacket), and Ari Ingber (The Upwelling) both playing on the album. Partly inspired by two books, Richard Adams' Watership Down and Stephen Hawking's A Brief History of Time, Rabbits on the Run is 10-song set of gorgeous, haunting melodies and finely-crafted stories.

Vanessa Carlton- Hear The Bells EP, 11.21.11

1. Do You Hear What I Hear
2. Hear the Bells
3. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)
4. A Thousand Miles (Acoustic)

November 09, 2011

ALL THAT REMAINS AND JASTA SPLIT 7 INCH VINYL AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 11.25.11

ALL THAT REMAINS AND JASTA SPLIT 7 INCH VINYL AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY ON RECORD STORE DAY BLACK FRIDAY 11.25.11

All That Remains' Latest Single "The Waiting One" Number One Most Added Song At Active Rock Radio This Week

Band Currently On "Share The Welt Tour" with Five Finger Death Punch

(New York, NY) - All That Remains and Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed/Kingdom Of Sorrow) are releasing a limited edition split 7 inch blood red vinyl available exclusively on Record Store Day's Black Friday event on November 25th 2011 at participating stores. The split 7 inch vinyl features two songs "Some of the People, All of the Time" off All That Remains' latest album, For We Are Many, and "Mourn The Illusion" from Jamey Jasta's solo album, Jasta. The record is limited to a pressing of only 1,000 copies available exclusively on Record Store Day's Black Friday. All That Remains' For We Are Many is currently available for $7.99 at iTunes through November 14th as part of the iTunes Metal sale.

"We come from the metal underground, and as such, when we were presented with the idea of doing a split with Jamey Jasta, who also comes from the underground, we were extremely excited about the idea," said Phil Labonte (vocalist, All That Remains). "There's lots of people who still buy vinyl to collect, so it's cool to be able to do some vinyl with a band who is from our area and who is from the same scene." Jamey Jasta added, "I'm a huge fan and supporter of indy record stores. They've always supported my music and I wanted to make sure we gave fans something special. Doing it with our friends in All That Remains makes it even sweeter."

All That Remains' third single "The Waiting One" was the number one most added song out of the box at Active Rock Radio this week, with stations such as KUPD/Phoenix, WCCC/Hartford, and national programming including Sirius/Octane and Hard Drive. The band's previous single, "The Last Time," peaked at #6 on Active Rock Radio. This was their third Top 10 hit single and fourth consecutive hit single at Active Rock radio. The band's latest release, For We Are Many, also spawned the hit "Hold On," which spent nearly 7 months on the Active Rock charts with 3 1/2 months in the Top 10 before eventually peaking at #7. Both singles released off the band's 2008 album Overcome, were mainstays in the Active Rock Top 15. The band's latest video for their second single "The Last Time" can be viewed HERE.

All That Remains are currently on the road as main support to Five Finger Death Punch on the "Share The Welt" nationwide tour, with additional support from Hatebreed. They have also announced separate co-headlining dates with Hatebreed throughout the tour (all tour dates below). This run will be the last time fans can catch All That Remains on tour in support of their 2010 release For We Are Many. ATR has been keeping up with their fans while on the road with an exclusive RevolverMag.com tour diary - click to view the latest entry HERE.

All That Remains has spent over a year on the road touring behind their 2010 release, For We Are Many, playing over 240 shows including a headlining tours as well as tours with Asking Alexandria, Buckcherry, Black Label Society and Hollywood Undead as well as a few major radio and international festivals. Massachusetts hard rockers All That Remains latest release, For We Are Many debuted at #10 on the Billboard Top 200 chart last October and has already sold over 141,000 albums. All That Remains have sold over 820,000 albums and 1,100,000 tracks to date. Outburn recently declared, "If there was ever any question as to whether ATR deserved to be considered among the melodic metal elite, For We Are Many will dispel any lingering doubts once and for all."

SHARE THE WELT TOUR DATES

Nov 9 - Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion @ Concrete Street
Nov 11 - Lubbock, TX - Lonestar Pavilion
Nov 12 - Dallas, TX - The Palladium Ballroom
Nov 13 - Lafayette, LA - Grant Street Dancehall **
Nov 14 - Atlanta, GA - The Tabernacle
Nov 15 - Greensboro, NC - Greensboro Coliseum Complex
Nov 16 - Greenville, SC - Bi-Lo Center - Pepsi Pavilion
Nov 18 - St. Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live!
Nov 19 - Orlando, FL - Hard Rock Live
Nov 20 - North Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues SC **
Nov 21 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live
Nov 22 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Nov 23 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater
Nov 25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE
Nov 26 - Wilkes-Barre, PA - Mohegan Sun Arena
Nov 27 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Nov 28 - Richmond, VA - The Hat Factory **
Nov 29 - Niagara Falls, NY - Rapids Theatre
Nov 30 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Dec 2 - Wallingford, CT - Toyota Presents the Oakdale Theatre
Dec 3 - Lewiston, ME - The Colisee
Dec 4 - Montreal, Quebec - Metropolis
Dec 6 - Toronto, ON - Sound Academy
Dec 7 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion
Dec 8 - Louisville, KY - Expo Five **
Dec 9 - Waterloo, IA - McElroy Auditorium
Dec 10 - Council Bluffs, IA - Mid America Center
Dec 11 - Springfield, MO - Shrine Mosque
Dec 13 - Fargo, ND - The Venue
Dec 14 - St. Paul, MN - MYTH
Dec 16 - Plymouth, MI - Compuware Sports Arena
Dec 17 - Ft. Wayne, IN - Piere's
Dec 18 - Chicago, IL - Riviera Theatre
**Co-Headline dates with Hatebreed

November 08, 2011

VANNA ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINING TOUR

VANNA ANNOUNCE EUROPEAN HEADLINING TOUR

US TOUR WITH THE CHARIOT KICKS OFF TODAY NOVEMBER 4TH

(New York, NY) - Vanna are heading back to Europe this winter on a headlining tour with support from Hundredth and The Greenery. The tour will kick off on February 3rd in Stuttgart, Germany and will make stops throughout Europe before concluding in Trier, Germany on February 25th (tour dates below). Vanna heads out on tour with co-headliners The Chariot on a nationwide US tour beginning today November 4th in Birmingham, AL, concluding in Atlanta, GA on December 17th. On November 12, Vanna will headline a hometown show at the Palladium in Worcester, MA, and will be filming the entire set for a future release. Eighteen bands in total will be performing that day, including The Chariot, Oceano, MyChildren MyBride and more.

"In February we will be at it once again headlining for our overseas family, and couldn't be more stoked on the support bands coming out with us. Hundredth is killing it with their new record and we are excited to watch those dudes tear it up," said vocalist Davey Muise. "Opening the tour will be our long time dudes, The Greenery. Some of our best friends, hailing out of Long Beach California, these dudes are gonna tear Europe and UK a new one! Hope everyone over there are ready to rage with us in February! Check the dates on facebook and tell your fucking friends!"

Vanna's latest full length album, And They Came Baring Bones debuted at #8 on the Billboard New Artist Chart and #22 on the Billboard Hard Music Chart. AltPress.com exclusively premiered the first video off the album, "Scarlet Shroud" - view HERE.

And They Came Baring Bones, Vanna's first full length Artery Recordings album, was produced by Matt Goldman (Underoath, The Chariot). Alternative Press says, "Vanna could well be on their way to the pinnacle of hardcore success" while AbsolutePunk.net says of the album "And They Came Baring Bones is without a doubt Vanna's best effort to date." The Boston based band is Davey Muise (vocals), Nick Lambert (guitars), Evan Pharmakis (guitars, clean vocals), Shawn Marquis (bass), Chris Campbell (drums).

Artery Recordings is the label home to The Artery Foundation and an imprint of independent label Razor & Tie, whose roster now includes Chelsea Grin, Vanna, Attila, I Declare War, A Bullet For Pretty Boy, Close To Home, The Crimson Armada and Casino Madrid. A management company since 2004, The Artery Foundation has a knack for finding diamonds in the rough and nurturing them into worldwide prominence. Some of their recent artists flooding the Billboard charts have included Top 40 releases with The Devil Wears Prada and Attack Attack!, Top 100 releases with Alesana and Breath Carolina and additional artists such as Asking Alexandria, Jonny Craig and Dance Gavin Dance.

VANNA TOUR DATES
FALL US TOUR DATES

Nov 4 - Birmingham, AL - The Firehouse
Nov 5 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern
Nov 6 - Greensboro, NC - Greene Street
Nov 8 - Richmond, VA - Kingdom
Nov 9 - Baltimore, MD - Sonar
Nov 10 - West Chester, PA - The Note
Nov 11 - New York, NY - Gramercy Theater
Nov 12 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium (VANNA DVD SHOOT)
Nov 13 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Loft
Nov 14 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
Nov 15 - Montreal, Canada - Underworld
Nov 16 - Toronto, Canada - The Annex Wreck Room
Nov 17 - Greensburg, PA - 42nd Street Rock House
Nov 18 - Grand Rapids, MI - MXTP
Nov 19 - Chicago, IL - Bottom Lounge
Nov 20 - Portage, IN - Camelot Arena
Nov 22 - St. Louis, MO - Fubar
Nov 23 - Springfield, MO - Outland Ballroom
Nov 26 - Denver, CO - Marquis Theater
Nov 27 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kirby Court
Nov 28 - Boise, ID - The Venue
Nov 29 - Spokane, WA - Aclub
Nov 30 - Seattle, WA - Studio Seven
Dec 1 - Portland, OR - Hawthorne Theater
Dec 2 - Orangevale, CA - The Boardwalk
Dec 3 - San Diego, CA - Some Sidestage
Dec 4 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Dec 5 - Mesa, AZ - Underground
Dec 6 - El Paso, TX - Open Gate Church
Dec 7 - Lubbock, TX - Jake's Sports Cafe
Dec 8 - San Antonio, TX - White Rabbit
Dec 9 - Austin, TX - Red 7
Dec 10 - Dallas, TX - Fair Park
Dec 11 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
Dec 13 - Pensacola, FL - Handlebar
Dec 14 - Gainesville, FL - Double Down Live
Dec 15 - Orlando, FL - The Social
Dec 16 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
Dec 17 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
*The Chariot with Vanna, The Crimson Armada, Former Thieves, Listener
EUROPEAN 2012 TOUR DATES
Feb 3 - Stuffgart, Germany - Juha West
Feb 4 - Koln, Germany - MTC
Feb 5 - Wiesbaden, Germany - Schlachthof
Feb 6 - Dessau, Germany - Beat Club
Feb 7 - Krakow, Poland - TBA
Feb 8 - Wien, Austria - Arena
Feb 9 - Graz, Austria - Explosiv
Feb 10 - Rome, Italy - Traffic Club
Feb 11 - Cesena, Italy - Vidia Club
Feb 12 - Zurich, Switzerland - Planet 5
Feb 13 - Munchen, Germany - Feirwerk
Feb 14 - Berlin, Germany - Comet
Feb 15 - Hamburg, Germany - Hafenklang
Feb 16 - Prague, Czech Republic - 007
Feb 17 - Braunschweig, Germany - B 58
Feb 18 - Hasselt, Belgium - Muziek-o-drome
Feb 19 - London, UK - Underworld
Feb 20 - Leeds, UK - The Well
Feb 21 - Glasgow, UK - Ivory Blacks
Feb 22 - Manchester, UK - Moho Live
Feb 23 - Reading, UK - Face Bar
Feb 24 - Dordrecht, Netherlands - Popcentrale
Feb 25 - Trier, Germany - Ex-Haus
*Vanna with Hundredth and The Greenery
November 03, 2011

NONPOINT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM & PUBLISHING DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

NONPOINT ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM & PUBLISHING DEAL WITH RAZOR & TIE

New Studio Album Slated For 2012 Release

(New York, NY) - Razor & Tie is pleased to announce the addition of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida rockers Nonpoint to its label and publishing rosters. The band has been on a major roll recently, having wrapped up a two year tour in support of their album Miracle with a triumphant show in front of 6,000 fans at Wisconsin's at Taste of Madison. The Miracle tour also saw other exciting benchmarks for the band, including performances at the Metal Hammer Awards, U.K's Download Festival and Australia's Soundwave Festival where they were the recipients of an MTV Soundie Award (courtesy of MTV Classic Australia). Nonpoint also re-established themselves at Active Rock radio with their hit "Miracle" breaking into the Top 15.

Nonpoint is already deep into writing their forthcoming new album having demo'd over two dozen songs. The new album is currently slated for a spring of 2012 release.

"We couldn't be happier or more excited about our up-coming new partnership with Razor & Tie. Their aggressive staff and fresh plan of attack has us excited to get this record on the shelves and on the airwaves because I know they will reach for greatness and are as proud of being a part of this project as we are. We're very much looking forward to the next album cycle," comments Elias Soriano of Nonpoint.

Formed in 1997, Nonpoint has since released eight full-length albums and one live album selling over 750,000 albums in North America. With over a decade of extensive road work under their belts, the band has toured with All That Remains, Mudvayne, Papa Roach, Sevendust, Disturbed, Flyleaf, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Stone Sour, and Hell Yeah and graced the stages of Ozzfest, Rock On The Range and Summerfest. Additional career high marks include "Bullet With A Name" peaking at #22 on the Mainstream Rock charts as well as being featured on the game "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007" and in the 2007 film The Condemned. The band's cover of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" was the theme song for the movie Miami Vice and also landed them on the Mainstream Rock charts.

Nonpoint is managed by Izzy Zivkovic (Split Media) and represented for touring by Tim Borror and Anthony Paolercio for The Agency Group.

Nonpoint is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie's expanding Rock roster that includes such artists as All That Remains, For Today, P.O.D., Such Gold, Chelsea Grin, Shadows Fall, Norma Jean, Attila, Saves The Day, Hit the Lights, and many more. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

LINKS:
www.nonpoint.com
www.facebook.com/nonpointworld
www.twitter.com/nonpoint

November 02, 2011

KEVIN DEVINE TO BE FEATURED ON NBC'S LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY THIS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

"If The Boss himself isn't the Springsteen of our generation, it's surely Kevin Devine." - Boston Globe

"Kevin Devine aka musical genius." - URB

"Unique and enthralling." - Rolling Stone

KEVIN DEVINE TO BE FEATURED ON NBC'S LAST CALL WITH CARSON DALY THIS THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3RD

DEVINE LENDS HIS MUSIC AND VOICE TO OCCUPY BOSTON

In Store Performance At Looney Tunes NY This Thursday November 3rd / Performance Confirmed at 2nd Annual Favorite Gentlemen "The Stuffing" November 23rd with Cage The Elephant and White Denim

Music and Videos Available To Post (See Below)

(New York, NY) Brooklyn singer-songwriter Kevin Devine has had a whirlwind of a Fall following the release of his sixth solo album, Between the Concrete & Clouds (September 13th, Favorite Gentlemen / Razor & Tie). Kevin recently filmed a "Snapshots" segment while down at DeLuna Fest for NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly to be aired this Thursday, November 3rd.

Never afraid to shy away from his political beliefs, Kevin took part in Occupy Boston where he performed in Dewey Square to fellow protestors as well as fans. Watch the video of Kevin performing HERE. He played a show later that night at the Royale where Boston Globe / Boston.com compared him to Bob Dylan, saying of his performance, "Like a less abrasive, infinitely more humble Dylan, Devine lets his masterful lyrics speak for him."

After the wildly successful DeLuna fest, Devine returned to New York for a sold out CMJ show at Highline Ballroom (also the official launch event for MECA/inBloom). Kevin teamed up with Musician's Energy Conservation Alliance (MECA) to become the first musician to use their new app, inBloom, designed by Andy Ross of OK Go and Eytan Oren. (More info on app available HERE).

Kevin will perform at Looney Tunes in West Babylon, New York this Thursday November 3rd. Devine has also been added to "The Stuffing" lineup, the 2nd annual Thanksgiving celebration put on by Manchester Orchestra and Favorite Gentlemen Recordings. The Stuffing will take place on November 23rd in Atlanta, and will include artists such as Manchester Orchestra, Cage The Elephant, The Dear Hunter, White Denim and more.

DOWNLOAD AND POST KEVIN DEVINE ASSETS BELOW:

Video for "Off-Screen" - http://www.vevo.com/watch/kevin-devine/off-screen/USRZR1130811?source=ap (featuring the haunting puppets of esteemed artist Diana Schoenbrun)

"11-17" Remix By White Sea (Morgan Kibby of M83) MP3 (Approved To Post): http://razorandtiepublicity.com/kevindevine/WhiteSeaRemix.mp3

In-Studio acoustic videos with Morgan Kibby of M83 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85BfpIhVoaU

"My collaboration with Kevin at Rob Schnapf's was an incredibly inspirational music moment for me, and served as a strong reminder of why we collaborate as artists," said Morgan Kibby of M83. "Subsequently remixing Kevin's work was daunting... I had to throw all caution to the wind and commit to giving him something unexpected; he was totally game and I'm thrilled he liked the outcome."

Known for his acoustic musings Kevin Devine's latest release, Between the Concrete & Clouds debuted at #5 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart. Without losing his lyrical density, Kevin explored the technical side of creating structurally more traditional pop songs, evident in the shorter tracks on BTC&C.

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November 01, 2011

HIT THE LIGHTS "INVICTA" EP AVAILABLE TODAY

HIT THE LIGHTS' INVICTA - EP AVAILABLE TODAY

FULL LENGTH NEW ALBUM INVICTA SET FOR RELEASE ON JANUARY 31ST 2012

Band Kicks Off US Headline Tour This Week

(New York, NY) - Ohio pop-punk quintet Hit The Lights' Invicta - EP (Razor & Tie), is available now on iTunes. The EP features three songs that will also be on the band's full length album, Invicta, set for release on January 31st 2012. Using iTunes' "complete my album," fans will who purchase the EP will receive a discount on the full length album. Invicta was produced by Machine (Four Year Strong, Armor For Sleep, Cobra Starship) and Mike Sapone (Brand New, Taking Back Sunday, Crime in Stereo).

Hit The Lights kicks off a US headline tour this week with support from Such Gold, The Story So Far, and Divided by Friday (tour dates below). The bonus song "Liars and Cheats" will be available on a physical version of the EP sold exclusively by the band on tour this fall.

Hit The Lights recently signed a multi album and publishing deal with Razor & Tie. Formed in 2003, the band has released two full length albums This Is a Stick Up... Don't Make It a Murder (2006) and Skip School, Start Fights (2008) and two EPs Coast to Coast (2009) and Until We Get Caught (2005). Having played nearly one thousand shows, Hit The Lights has toured with Paramore, New Found Glory, All Time Low, Motion City Soundtrack, Cobra Starship, Bayside, and Chiodos. The band was featured on the Alternative Press Tour with 3!oh3, The Maine, and Family Force 5 as well as two successive summers on the Vans Warped Tour, once as headliners of the Smartpunk stage. To date, Hit The Lights has sold over 112,000 albums in North America. Nick Thompson (lead vocalist) has been featured on the cover of Alternative Press and the magazine raved about the band on their last EP "Hit The Lights on their way to becoming one of the genre's brightest stars, while at the same time helping hone the band's blend of heavier-but-still-melodic pop-punk." Hit The Lights has had videos featured on the various MTV Networks and music used in advertising for Nokia (UK) as well as on such popular television shows as MTV's Real World, the Video Music Awards and more. Additionally, Hit the Lights played the ESPN Winter X Games in Aspen as winners of Taco Bell's "Feed the Beat" Contest. Hit The Lights is Nick Thompson (Vocals/Guitar), Omar Zehery (Guitar), Dave Bermosk (Bass/Vocals), Kevin Mahoney (Guitar) and Nate Van Dame (Drums).

TOUR DATES
Nov 1 - Detroit, MI - The Shelter
Nov 2 - Chicago, IL - Reggie's Rock Club
Nov 3 - Indianapolis, IN - The Emerson Theater
Nov 4 - Madison, WI - The New Loft
Nov 5 - Des Moines, IA - The Vaudeville Mews
Nov 6 - Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall
Nov 8 - Boulder, CO - Club 156
Nov 9 - St George, UT - The Electric Theater
Nov 10 - Anaheim, CA - Chain Reaction
Nov 11 - Fresno, CA - Neighborhood cafe
Nov 12 - Victorville, CA - Victorville Events
Center
Nov 13 - Mesa, AZ - The Underground
Nov 15 - Austin, TX - Emo's
Nov 16 - Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
Nov 17 - Dallas, TX - The Prophet Bar
Nov 18 - Little Rock, AK - Downtown Music
Nov 19 - Nashville, TN - The End
Nov 20 - Birmingham, AL - Zydeco
Nov 22 - Greensboro, NC - Greene Street
Nov 23 - Vienna, VA - Jammin Java
Nov 25 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary
Nov 26 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom *supporting The Early November
Nov 27 - New York, NY - The Studio @Webster Hall
Nov 29 - Hamden, CT - The Space
Nov 30 - Cambridge, MA - Middle East
Dec 1 - Syracuse, NY - Lost Horizon
Dec 2 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk Place
Dec 3 - Pittsburgh, PA - Altar Bar
Dec 4 - Akron, OH - Musica
*all with opening acts Such Gold, The Story So Far, and Divided by Friday