Listen to the first single from The Smith Street Band’s new album!

Our newest signing The Smith Street Band have released “Surrender,” the first single from their highly-anticipated new albumThrow Me In The River, produced by Bomb The Music Industry’s Jeff Rosenstock and available digitally in the U.S. on October 28. The song is an impassioned ode to self-worth and serves as a snapshot of the last few years of the band’s hectic lives. Available on all future tour dates, “Surrender” will also be released as a tour-exclusive 7” with an additional b-side from the new record.

Listen to “Surrender” on Noisey here:

TSSB lead singer Wil Wagner explains that the song, which he’s been working on for the last year or so, is about “not wanting to force your vices or negative aspects of your personality onto someone else. It’s about finding hope and meaning in little existence and day-to-day life, instead of just coasting through and being numb.”


Another new signing… meet JAWS!

Some of the best and brightest faces in music have come from the United Kingdom. It’s pretty much impossible to grow up there and not be influenced by the massive sounds that bands like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Sex Pistols and more have created.

Enter Birmingham four-piece JAWS. A barely legal bunch of college friends, JAWSis a direct product of bands like The Cure, New Order and Joy Division but manage to put a modern, vigorous edge on the sound, drawing inspiration from a variety of different bands like Title Fight, Foals and Surfer Blood. Since first forming in 2012, JAWS has released several singles and an EP, all creating a buzz so undeniable that it’s even begun to spread to the United States. This fall, we’ll help with that by releasing the bands debut album, Be Slowly, digitally on September 16!

Check out the exclusive signing announcement on The 405:

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Watch Violent Soho’s “Saramona Said” on SPIN!


One step at a time, the brilliance that is Australia’s Violent Soho is making its way stateside. First, we introduced you to “Covered In Chrome,” the head-banging hymn that took the bands home continent by storm with its louder than life riffage and completely unforgettable hook. Then with the help of The A.V. Club, we brought you “In The Aisle,” a Smashing Pumpkins-esque track off their groundbreaking new record Hungry Ghost, out September 30 and available to pre-order now.Today we’re thrilled to team up with SPIN to present the latest from Violent Soho, “Saramona Said.” A lush and delicate number, the song slowly builds into this furious release as the band repeatedly chants out let’s start a fire, it’s like a big freight train, let’s start a fire, we are defeated…

Watch “Saramona Said” on SPIN:

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Meet THE LEES OF MEMORY! Debut album out 9/16!


Just a few weeks after we first announced the pressing of Superdrag’s quintessential headphone album Head Trip In Every Key on vinyl for the first time ever, now we bring you The Lees Of Memory! Formed by John Davis and Brandon Fisher of Superdrag, The Lees Of Memory is the kind of happenstance project that is born solely of the individual members fusing their creativity together at the exact right moment. We will release the band’s debut LP Sisyphus Says on digital/vinyl September 16, with Burger Records releasing the cassette version the same day.Today, Stereogum is premiering the video for the first offering from the record, an atmospheric wall of sound entitled “We Are Siamese,” which you can watch here:

Pre-order Sisyphus Says on vinyl here:
Pre-order Sisyphus Says on cassette here:

Produced by Grammy-winner Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Alice In Chains, Deftones), Sisyphus Says stands with the best of Davis and Fisher’s past work… and points the way to a very bright future. Sometimes blanketed in a dense fog of swooning Jazzmasters and Jaguars, channeling Twin Peaks with ancient samplers powered by floppy disks, the songs on Sisyphus Says are pierced through with keening melodies and rich with harmonic colors. The lead single “We Are Siamese” is a sterling example. Elsewhere, thick slabs of guitar put down live on the tracking floor with Nick Slack’s drums are layered over with lush organs, synths, pianos, pedal steel, Taurus pedals, 12-strings, a whole kitchen sink of sound anchored by John Davis’ fuzzy electric bass–and topped with a veneer of breathy, heart-on-the-sleeve vocals drenched in reverb.@TheLeesOfMemory

Welcome SUPERHEAVEN to the S1D Family

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In what might be the industry’s worst kept secret, we finally announced that we’ll be working w/ the dudes on their new LP, the highly-anticipated follow up to their smash debut Jar. The band will head to Studio 4 in Philadelphia this October with longtime friend and producerWill Yip to work on their second full length and SideOneDummy debut, due spring 2015. Before that, Run For Cover Records will re-release the bands debut LP Jar in the U.S. and we will do the same in Europe, releasing “Life In A Jar” as a single on 9/1 and the full length on 9/22, just before they embark on their firstEuropean headlining tour with Nai Harvest as support.

Look at all the nice things singer/guitarist Taylor Madison had to say about us:

“We’re excited to have signed to SideOneDummy because it’s something different for us. We just felt like it was the right move. Try out something new and see what happens. The people at the label couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful, so we really look forward to working with them.”Aw, Tay!Screen Shot 2014-08-04 at 9.45.28 AM

Combined with relentless touring across the U.S. and Europe since the band first formed in 2007, Superheaven has spent the last five years honing their dread and despair across four EPs and an impressive debut LP, Jar. Each release showcases their talent for writing both intricately heavy and delicately emotional songs, a pattern that will most certainly continue with power producer Will Yip behind the board again (Title Fight, Balance And Composure, Circa Survive) for their highly anticipated follow up.

Taylor adds: “I think we found our comfort zone with Jar and now that we’re comfortable, we’re trying to go just outside that. Plenty of people will say it’s too much this or too much that but people are morons and will say that no matter what we put out, so we don’t care.”

Sat Aug 9 – The Lamp Post – Wilkes-Barre, PAw/ Basement, Pity Sex:
Thurs Aug 14 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL +
Fri Aug 15 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL  +
Sat Aug 16 – Pike Room at Crofoot – Pontiac, MI ^
Sun Aug 17 – Ottobar – Baltimore, MD ^
Mon Aug 18 – Union Transfer – Philadelphia, PA ^
Tues Aug 19 – Webster Hall – New York, NY ^
Weds Aug 20 – The Sinclair – Cambridge, MA ^+ = Cloakroom
^ = Ovlov

headlining w/ Nai Harvest:
Fri 5 Sept – The Old Blue Last – London, England
Sat 6 Sept – Brundenell Games Room – Leeds, England
Sun 7 Sept – The Flapper – Birmingham, England
Mon 8 Sept – The Exchange – Bristol, England
Tues 9 Sept – Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar – Brighton, England
Weds 10 Sept – La Mecanique Ondulatoire – Paris, France
Thurs 11 Sept – Underground – Cologne, Germany
Fri 12 Sept – Kafee Aloys – Eindhoven, Netherlands
Sat 13 Sept – Café Lorenz – Muenster, Germany
Sun 14 Sept – Rote Flora – Hamburg, Germany
Sun 15 Sept – Bei Chez Heinz – Hannover, Germany
Tues 16 Sept – Cassiopeia – Berlin, Germany
Weds 17 Sept – Beat Club – Dessau, Germany
Fri 19 Sept – Treibhaus Luzern – Luzern, Switzerland
Sat 20 Sept – Juha West – Stuttgart, Germany
Sun 21 Sept – 11er – Frankfurt, Germany
Mon 22 Sept – J H Kavka – Antwerp, Belgium
Weds 24 Sept – The Joiners – Southampton, England
Thurs 25 Sept – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff, Wales
Fri 26 Sept – Victoria Inn – Derby, England
Sat 27 Sept – Stereo – Glasgow, Scotland
Sun 28 Sept – The Star & Garter – Manchester, England
Mon 29 Sept – Fighting Cocks – Kingston-Upon-Thames, England