Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Architects Release Border Wars Episode II

>> The Architects   have released their long awaited second installment of the Border Wars five-part series, Border Wars Episode II! Fans can once again immerse themselves in the desert noir 6 track EP along with the new comic book with art by Mallory Dorn

>> If you don't have your tickets for the Architect train yet, now is your chance. This may just be the most ass-kicking EP you listen to all year, and you'll have chance to see the guys live and pick up a copy of the comic/EP combo this fall when they hit the road with Agent Orange 

The album is available on Alternative Press for streaming here and is available to purchase on iTunes and Amazon

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Friday, September 5, 2014

The Family Breakfast Does Chicago

>> Breakfast Eaters, TFB is back. Back from a hiatus that rivals that of Blink-182, Fall Out Boy and My Chemical Romance combined, I've returned to bring you the very best in metal, bluegrass, and everything in between if it sits on the jam spectrum. And boy, are we back with a vengeance. 

>> On the way back to the big apple, we've decided to park it for little over a week in Chicago. Ah, Chicago. The drinking town with a sports problem. City of underdogs. Pizza Paradise. The windy hot dog. Where there's always a light on. Birthplace of Cheap Trick. Home of Michael Jordan's Steakhouse. Da bears. You get the idea. 
The first stop on the Breakfast train is...

The Architects

>> Hey guys, we missed you. Remember Border Wars vol. 1? (If you haven't picked up this EP/Comic book triumph by now don't even look at me.) Adam, Brandon, Keenan and Zach are back with Border Wars vol. 2, which is out September 9th and is available to stream with a preview of the comic illustrated by the ever talented Mallory Dorn on Alternative Press. This installment is even more dangerous than the last, and just begs to be played live. We Know We're Lucky, Babe, cause we get to see them play tonight at Reggies celebrating the release of Border Wars vol. 2 alongside Josh Berwanger Band and The Seething Coast. The show starts at nine, and as you know the live Architects show is always worth two in the bush. So don't be the idiot bird getting owned - if you live in Chicago, be there. Be loud. 

next stop...

World Music Festival Chicago 2014 

>> The 16th annual WMF is taking place throughout the city of Chicago September 11-21. The best part is, every WMF show is FREE! This is a chance to really broaden your musical horizons in this multi-venue, multi-borough experience. I'm personally excited to be attending Ragamala: A Celebration of Classical Indian Music which is going to be 12 hours long at the Chicago Cultural Center and features a grip of different classical Indian performers from 9PM to 9AM the next morning. All information including set times and locations for World Music Festival Chicago can be found here.

Last stop...

Riot Fest 2014 
>> That's right folks, it's time for the biggest punk rock smorgasbord of the year featuring a tasty selection of some of TMO's favorite bands. We've got an almost-debut performance from former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frnk Iero &The Cellabration, The Get Up Kids, The Used, Taking Back Sunday, Bouncing Souls, The Murder City Devils, Slayer, The Cure, Cheap Trick...the list goes on and on and we here at The Family B-fast get more and more hungry. Hungry for the rock. The festivities, including a full-on carnival and a Pussy Riot panel hosted by Henry Rollins (!) begins Friday, September 12th and Ends Sunday the 14th and is being hosted in Humboldt Park. To create your own custom lineup and for full Riot Fest details go here. 

>> If you find yourself in Chicago, be sure not to miss any of these insane events. They all promise to be "hella coolguy emoji." We'll be keeping our ears open. Stay fresh. See you out there. 

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Peace, Love and Family Breakfast,

Thursday, September 4, 2014

New Music Video: "Joyriding" by Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration

>> Frank Iero, potentially the nicest guy in the biz, has released a new video for frnkiero andthe cellabration's latest single "Joyriding."  The song comes from the Cellabration's newly released album, titled Stomachaches.  What starts out with a clean cut looking band playing a song soon becomes twisted and, well, messy.  Watch the video below.

>> Frnkiero Andthe Cellabration will be hitting the road soon in support of Stomachaches:  first by playing a few shows with This Good Robot, and then teaming up with Taking Back Sunday and The Used.  The Cellabration's upcoming tour dates can be seen here.

- Kate Russell

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Into It. Over It. Release Video For "The Shaking Of Leaves"

>> Into It. Over It. (Evan Weiss) released a video for "The Shaking Of Leaves," a song from his 2013 album Intersections.  While the video depicts a wonderfully animated story of a dog running away from home with ultimately a happy ending, the song was written about the murder of one of Weiss's friends.  The song itself is soft and sweet with a sense of looming darkness. It's beautifully written to say the least, and the video is able to touch on that darkness without being overwhelmed by it.  You can watch the video for "The Shaking Of Leaves" directed by John Komar and Reza Iman below a message from Evan Weiss.
Over a year in the making, John Komar (the director) and I had been going back and forth perfecting this video for quite some time. The initial storyboard had gone through multiple changes and ideas until we landed on the final theme. The most difficult part was coming up with something for the bridge section of the song — conveying the lyrics (about a very serious and sensitive topic) while still giving the story an optimistic outcome. This song was written for my fallen friend Mitch Dubey. The video was designed and written with him in mind. I think he would have loved it..

- Kate Russell

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

New Music Video: "Black Widow" by Iggy Azalea ft. Rita Ora

>> Iggy Azalea unveiled a new music video for her song "Black Widow" featuring Rita Ora.  The Kill Bill-inspired video features two female assassins, tight jumpsuits, T.I., sword fights, and several dramatic hair flips.  Better yet, there's a cameo from Michael Madsen who played Budd (you know, Bill's brother) in Kill Bill.  This time around, Madsen is being pursued by two musically inclined assassins instead of The Bride.  Intrigued? Watch the video below.

>> The song is one of my personal favorites from Iggy's album The New Classic which came out earlier this year, and making the video for it heavily influenced by a film I've been watching almost non-stop lately?  I'm hooked.

>> While it definitely gets cheesy at points (can we talk about the bacon sandwich exchange?), the mini-narrative in the video definitely compliments the song and its lyrics.  It's a great combination, and it was certainly a good follow-up to Iggy's "Fancy" video which was essentially a recreation of the movie Clueless. 

>> Like what you hear? Tune in to the MTV Video Music Awards on August 24th to catch Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora perform "Black Widow!" 

- Written by Kate Russell

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Thursday, August 14, 2014

Chris Walla leaves Death Cab for Cutie

>> Chris Walla, co-founder and multi-instrumentalist of Washington based Death Cab for Cutie, announced his departure from the band after 17 years. He made an official statement with Seattle newspaper, The Stranger, and it can be read here.

>> Fans can still catch Chris with Death Cab for Cutie during the remainder of their current festival tour dates.

8/15/14 KXT's Summer Cuts - Dallas, Texas
8/16/14 Maha Music Festival - Omaha, Nebraska
8/30/14 X Fest - Calagary, Canada
8/31/14 Sonic Boom Festival - Edmonton, Canada
9/05/14 Hideout Block Party/ Onion & A.V. Fest - Chicago, Illinois
9/07/14 Riot Fest - Toronto, Canada
9/11/14 Rifflandia Music Festival - Victoria, B.C.

You can look forward to Chris's final contributions with Death Cab with their up and coming 8th studio album due out in early 2015.

- Mitchell

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