If you would’ve told us like two years ago when we released PUP’s self-titled debut that we’d be here two years later celebrating the release of their impeccable sophomore album The Dream Is Over, well… we would’ve believed you because obviously we signed the band for more than one album lol, but we’d still be pretty shocked at how far they’ve come since then!
It’s been an absolute pleasure watching one person after another get into PUP, and then turn all of their friends onto the band, too. PUP is like this massive, disgusting, sweaty spiderweb of punk rock, and we freaking love it!
Join us in congratulating the band on the release of The Dream Is Over, and encourage your homies to go pick up a copy at puptheband.com today!
Super super cool news that maybeeeeee implies more cool things in the future from these guys– AJJ just announced a handful of west coast shows coming up next month!
June 15 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill
June 17 – Eugene, CA – Hifi Music Hall
June 18 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
June 19 – Portland, CA – Analog Lounge
June 20 – Redding, CA – The Dip
June 22 – Reno, NV – Holland Project
June 23 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theater
June 24 – Lancaster, CA – Moose Lodge
June 25 – Fresno, CA – Strummers
June 26 – Las Vegas, CA – Eagle’s Hall
FORGIVE US FOR THE ALL CAPS BUT WE ARE ALL CAPS EXCITED BECAUSE TODAY ASTRONAUTALIS‘ NEW ALBUM CUT THE BODY LOOSEIS FINALLY OUT EVERYWHERE!!!!
It’s been an absolute blast working with Astronautalis and his team so far. They’re the kind of people you just wish there were more of.
As of right now, 10:21AM PST on release day, Cut The Body Loose is currently #3 on the iTunes Hip Hop/Rap charts and #28 on the iTunes Top 100!
That’s crazy. You guys are crazy. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for supporting a true artist and an independent label. You’ll never know how much that means to all of us.
If you want to grab your copy, easy. Just go to http://astronautalis.lnk.to/CTBL and select your retailer of choice. We got iTunes, Amazon, Google Music, and of course our store 🙂
Listen to CTBL on Apple Music, Spotify, Soundcloud, TIDAL, literally wherever the hell you want. Play it for a friend. Play it for your dog. Tweet about it. Gram your vinyl. Snap your favorite moment on the record. Whatever you do, just keep celebrating this record and tell the whole dang world about it!
Saturday August 27 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo Sunday August 28 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom Of The Hill Tuesday August 30 – Portland, OR – Analog Cafe Wednesday August 31 – Seattle, WA – Sunset Tavern Friday September 2 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court Sunday September 4 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room Wednesday September 7 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace Thursday September 8 – Montreal, ON – Le Petit Campus Friday September 9 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Saturday September 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Black Box Sunday September 11 – Boston, MA – Great Scott Tuesday September 13 – Washington, DC – DC9 WednesdaySeptember 14 – Cleveland, OH – Mahall’s Thursday September 15 – Detroit, MI – Marble Bar
In the time since Violent Soho’s last U.S. performances alongside bands like The Bronx, Dinosaur Jr., Built To Spill and Alice in Chains in 2010, the band has all but wholly reinvented itself, starting with their breakout album Hungry Ghost. Released in September of 2014, Hungry Ghost peaked at #6 on the ARIA Album Chart and made a lasting impact here in the States as well, driving champions like Modern Baseball, Mark Hoppus, and members of All Time Low to sing the band’s praises.
Earlier this year, Violent Soho released their latest album called WACO, which shot straight to #1 on the ARIA Chart in its debut week. Named for the small Texas city that was the site of the Koresh-led Branch-Davidian siege in 1993, WACO is likeHungry Ghost’s older sister – while HG dealt primarily with themes of self-destruction,WACO takes many of those themes and reflects them in a way so as to question our surroundings instead.
After years of playing as a local band in Brisbane, Thurston Moore of iconic indie-rock band Sonic Youth signed Violent Soho to his Ecstatic Peace imprint. Before they knew it, the band’s career was based in Brooklyn, and more black-and-white than they had ever imagined – driving, playing a show, driving, doing an acoustic radio set, repeat. It inevitably broke the band’s spirit, sending them back to Australia for some much-needed reflection. Simply put, things were bleak. Guitarist James Tidswell, needing cash, applied for a job at a local McDonald’s. The day he arrived for his interview was the same day that Violent Soho’s self-titled sophomore album was nominated for an ARIA Award for Best Hard Rock Album. The nomination served as a light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel for the band, and it wasn’t long before they wrote and released their breakthrough album Hungry Ghost.
OH AND AS IF THIS IS NOT ALREADY A VERY EXCITING DAY… Astronautalis kicks off his headlining tour TOMORROW!! Lots of cities are dangerously close to selling out, and we won’t be here to tell you “we told you so” when they do. JK we’ll totally say that.
May 5 – Chicago, IL – Schubas
May 6 – Madison, WI – The Majestic
May 7 – Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
May 11 – New Haven, CT – Bar
May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Boot & Saddle
May 13 – Boston, MA – Great Scott
May 14 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade
May 15 – Washington, DC – DC 9
May 18 – Vienna, Austria – Arena
May 19 – Budapest, Hungary – Dürer Kert
May 20 – Bratislava, Slovakia – A4
May 21 – Zilina, Czech Republic – Stanica
May 23 – Cologne, Germany – Studio 672
May 24 – Dortmund, Germany – Sissi King Kong
May 25 – Berlin, Germany – Badehaus Szimpla
May 27 – Dresden, Germany – Groovestation
May 29 – Nuremberg, Germany – K4
May 31 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Sugarfactory
June 2 – London, UK – Water Rats
June 3 – London, UK – Water Rats
June 6 – Seattle, WA – Barboza
June 7 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios
June 9 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
June 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
June 11 – Fullerton, CA – The Slide Bar
June 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Turf Club (ALL AGES)
June 18 – Minneapolis, MN- 7th Street Entry
July 8 – Trencin, Czech Republic – Pohoda Festival
The four weirdos in Rozwell Kid are currently in the UK/Europe for a month of shows alongside Into It. Over It. and The Hotelier. Not much time to chill when they get home, though, as they’ll be heading right out with ya boys PUP for a full U.S. tour and a run on Motion City Soundtrack’s farewell tour starting late July. Phewf!
And just announced today, Rozwell Kid will be heading to Australia for the FIRST TIME to play Poison City’s Weekender Fest! Pity Sex, The Bennies, Camp Cope, Cayetana… this year’s lineup is STACKED. More info at poisoncityrecords.com/weekender-fest
Wednesday May 4 – Koin, Germany – Underground #
Thursday May 5 – Amsterdam, Netherlands #
Saturday May 7 – Southampton, UK – Joiners #
Sunday May 8 – Bristol, UK – The Thekla #
Monday May 9 – London, UK – Scala #
Tuesday May 10 – Manchester, UK – Sound Control #
Wednesday May 11 – Glasgow, UK – Restless Natives Festival #
Thursday May 12 – Leeds, UK – Brudenell Social Club #
Friday May 13 – Nottingham, UK – Bodega #
Tuesday May 31 – Cleveland, OH – Mahalls
Wednesday June 1 – Detroit, MI – Pike Room %
Thursday June 2 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean %
Friday June 3 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry %
Sunday June 5 – Missoula, MT – Camp Daze
Monday June 6 – Seattle, WA – Vera Project %
Tuesday June 7 – Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge %
Thursday June 9 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop %
Friday June 10 – Los Angeles, CA – The Echo %
Saturday June 11 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar %
Sunday June 12 – Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge %
Tuesday June 14 – Austin, TX – The Sidewinder %
Wednesday June 15 – Dallas, TX – Three Links %
Friday June 17 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade %
Saturday June 18 – Nashville, TN – The High Watt %
Monday June 20 – Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
Tuesday June 21 – Washington, DC – DC9 %
Wednesday June 22 – Philadelphia, PA – PhilaMoca %
Thursday June 23 – Allston, MA – Great Scott %
Friday June 24 – Willimantic, CT – The Eclectic
Saturday June 25 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall Of Williamsburg %
Thursday July 28 – Madison, WI – Barrymore Theatre $
Friday July 29 – Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall $
Saturday July 30 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Intersection $
Monday August 1 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom $
Tuesday August 2 – Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall $
Thursday August 4 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live $
Friday August 5 – Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater $
Sunday August 7 – Richmond, VA – The National $
Tuesday August 9 – Nashville, TN – Cannery Ballroom $
Wednesday August 10 – Charlotte, NC – Fillmore $
Friday August 12 – Fort Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room $
Saturday August 13 – Orlando, FL – House Of Blues $
# = with Into It. Over It., The Hotelier
% = with PUP
$ = with Motion City Soundtrack