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About Anthony Glaser

Anthony Glaser is a writer, blogger, and journalism major from Long Island, New York. Formerly the interviews editor at National Underground, he contributes to Substream's web and print editions. He spends the average day working, writing, playing video games, listening to Converge, and watching The Sopranos. He likes cats. Follow him on Twitter.

La Dispute Raises Donations to Benefit Michigan Writing Center

La DisputePost-hardcore outfit La Dispute, in conjunction with No Sleep Records, is encouraging listeners to raise donations for 826 Michigan, a Michigan-based non-profit writing and tutoring center, by purchasing from the band’s digital discography on Bandcamp.

La Dispute will donate the proceeds raised from all of today’s Bandcamp purchases to 826 Michigan. The band requires no minimum donation, and donations will be raised for twenty-four hours Christmas day.

Through the work of tutors and volunteers, 826 Michigan is an organization dedicated to developing students’ creative and expository writing skills.

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Caravels – Floorboards

Floorboards is technically a reissue of an album that was released last year. In the updated version, however, it is paired with 2008’s The Earthling Sessions, a three-song EP comprised of the band’s early material. Merging the two releases was a logical decision on label Topshelf Records‘ part, as the record retains the feel of a cohesive full-length. The Earthling Sessions is not simply a tacked-on demo, but an essential piece of the Caravels discography that complements its full-length counterpart both stylistically and thematically. Here, the two become a potent combination. Continue reading

Interview: Caravels

Near the start of a lengthy fall tour, the members of Caravels found themselves in a discouraging predicament when their van suddenly broke down in New Mexico. They chose to persevere, however, following the subsequent outpouring of support. Anxious fans sent e-mails and offered donations, so the band decided to press on. It is this spirited sense of enthusiasm that probably best characterizes Caravels’ approach to life on tour. On November 6th, they played two house shows within the span of twelve hours, both of which featured an entirely unique set of dynamic post-hardcore. I spoke to singer Michael Roeslein in Willimantic, Connecticut shortly after the band played to a small number of people in a cold, musty basement. Continue reading

Pianos Become the Teeth Detail Upcoming Full-Length, Fall Tour

Pianos Become the Teeth has revealed the track list and artwork for The Lack Long After, the band’s upcoming full-length on Topshelf Records. The album will be released November 1st, and is currently available for pre-order.

Stream “Spine,” a track from The Lack Long After, at the Siq Shit blog here.

Pianos Become the Teeth will tour this fall with Touché Amoré and Seahaven, along with Circle Takes the Square for select dates.

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The Saddest Landscape Sign to Topshelf Records

Boston-based screamo band The Saddest Landscape have signed to Topshelf Records. The band will enter New Alliance Studios with producer John Taft November 5th to record their next full-length album, which is to be released early next year. Taft collaborated with The Saddest Landscape on 2010’s You Will Not Survive.

Fat Wreck Chords Announces Fest-Exclusive Compilation

Fat Wreck Chords has announced an upcoming compilation entitled Fat Music for Fest PeopleThe compilation will be available at Fest 10 during the Fest flea market. The 10″ record is limited to 1,000 copies, and will be sold exclusively at the Fest. It will feature previously-released material from each of the ten Fat bands performing at Fest, including Dillinger Four,Dead to Me, and Banner PilotRichard Minino, also known for designing past Fest memorabilia and art, designed the cover.

Fat Wreck Chords will be hosting, for the first time, a table at the Fest flea market.

Bands You Need to Know- We Were Skeletons

If Ampere decided to find some middle-ground between having a regular tempo and no discernible tempo at all, the result might have been remarkably similar to We Were Skeletons, a chaotic three-piece screamo band from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The band adds a mathy twist to many of their songs, and it’s always smartly integrated, briskly played, and typically utilized as a series of transitions into angry, full-on blasts or subdued moments of restraint. Dual vocals often overlap in a tag-team manner reminiscent of early Twelve Hour Turn.

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