Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Photo Finish Record Store Day Exclusives

>> Photo Finish Records will be releasing some exclusive 7" records for Record Store Day this Saturday, April 19th.  Visit to find a participating record store near you!

Photo Finish RSD Exclusives:

- Kate Russell
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Monday, April 14, 2014

Hit The Lights Sign to Pure Noise Records

>> After announcing their upcoming Skip School, Start Fights Tour, Hit The Lights have signed to Pure Noise Records.  The band plans to release a new album produced by Kyle Black (Comeback Kid, Set Your Goals) in the fall.

>> Nick Thompson of Hit The Lights had the following to say about their signing, "We couldn't think of a better place to be than with the Pure Noise crew for our new record. We’re proud to be a part of the roster and excited to make more music!

>> Don't miss HTL on their upcoming Skip School, Start Fights tour with Major League and more!  Check the dates below and get your tickets here.

Skip School, Start Fights Tour (w/ Major League, Light Years, Brigades, July)
May 30 – Asbury Lanes – Asbury Park, NJ
May 31 – The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
June 1 – The Palladium (Upstairs) – Worcester, MA
June 2 – The Space – Hamden, CT
June 3 – Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
June 4 – Altar Bar – Pittsburgh, PA
June 5 – The Foundry – Lakewood, OH
June 6 – Magic Stick – Detroit, MI
June 7 – Subterranean – Chicago, IL
June 8 – Woodland Tavern – Columbus, OH


Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Music Obsession Featured on Haulix

>> Hello everyone!  Something exciting happened earlier this week, and I figured I'd share with everyone.  James Shotwell from a great site called Haulix asked me some detailed questions about how I got the idea for this site, what I've done with it so far, what I want to do with it in the near and distant future, and more.  If you've ever wanted to know more about my early days as a music fan or what drove me to put my love for music into writing, or about the specific platform I use and what I plan on doing as technology advances, this is the best way to learn.  I've posted a small bit of the content below, but you can see the full feature at .

H: Having a passion for music discovery and discussion is one thing, but taking steps towards establishing a corner of the internet dedicated to your interests is another level of commitment altogether. When did you realize your love of music was a bit more extreme than everyone else?

K: When I started finding bands that weren’t as “mainstream,” music based conversations became harder. I’d ask friends if they had heard of this one band and when they hadn’t, where could I go with that? After having that failed attempt at a conversation numerous times, I started realizing that this was more important for me than it was for the people around me. Music became my cause and I wanted to pursue it and give a voice to those bands nobody had heard of yet, but that deserved to be heard. I was a little crusader for the smaller bands because of endless conversations where nobody knew what I was talking about. That’s how this whole thing started. I realized my ‘obsession’ with music was stronger than most people’s, and I felt I needed to do something with it.

- Kate Russell

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Conditions Announce Final Shows

>> Conditions  announced details for their last shows as a band on their Missing Hours Tour.  They will be playing three shows in June with A Loss For Words and Alive in Standby.  A quick message from the band and the show dates can be seen below.

We are happy to announce our LAST SHOWS EVER! It’s going to very bittersweet, but we hope to see as many of you as we can! Thanks for 8 great years, let’s end it right. 
6.5.14 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
6.6.14 - New York, NY @ The Marlin Room at Webster Hall
6.7.14 - Richmond, VA @ The National

- Kate Russell
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Friday, April 4, 2014

Hit The Lights Announce "Skip School, Start Fights" Tour

>> Recently, Hit The Lights have been performing their album Skip School, Start Fights in its entirety at a few sporadic shows.  To spread the love, the band will be heading out on tour to share the album show experience with fans in various cities.  Starting May 30th, Hit The Lights will head out with Major League, Light Years, Brigades, and July through June 8th. The full list of dates can be seen below, and tickets are available here.

Skip School, Start Fights Tour Dates:
5/30 - Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes
5/31 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
6/01 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium (Upstairs)
6/02 - Hamden, CT @ The Space
6/03 - Rochester, NY @ Montage Music Hall
6/04 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Altar Bar
6/05 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry
6/06 - Detroit, MI @ Magic Stick
6/07 - Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
6/08 - Columbus, OH @ Woodlands Tavern

- Kate Russell
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Monday, March 31, 2014

Nightbox Premiere "Burning" Video

>> Toronto-based Nightbox just premiered their new video for "Burning," the lead song from their forthcoming EP, on  The song plays like Owl City with a punch, and the video is full of raw energy.  Don't just take my word for it - watch the video and enjoy "Burning," an instant cure for a case of the Mondays.

>> Nightbox will be releasing their new EP, 'The Panic Sequence,' on April 22nd, 2014 through Rare Beef.  The track listing and artwork for the EP can be seen below.

'The Panic Sequence' 
Track Listing:
  1. Burning
  2. The Panic Sequence
  3. In The Rural
  4. Wonderworlds
  5. Wash

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- Kate Russell