Author Archives: National Underground

Andrew Jackson Jihad to Tour with Frank Turner

On the heels of their brand new full-length release Knife ManAndrew Jackson Jihad will embark on a six-week tour of the U.S. and Canada opening for Frank TurnerKnife Man, the band’s fourth full-length album, was released by Asian Man Records September 20th.

The first single from Knife Man, “Hate, Rain on Me,” can be streamed at Alternative Press.

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Broadway Calls Announce New EP, US Tour

Rainier, Oregon’s Broadway Calls have annoucned they will release a new EP entitled Toxic Kids to coincide with a US tour to and from this year’s Fest 10. Recorded with Comadre‘s Jack Shirley, the six song, 12″ EP marks the band’s first release since 2009’s Good Views, Bad News, and will be released on All For Hope Records in the US and Banquet Records in the UK. Despite the recent announcement, the album will be available at all of the band’s upcoming dates with The Bouncing Souls, Living With LionsThe Menzingers, and The Flatliners.

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Wavelets Join Tiny Engines

Tiny Engines is stoked to welcome Gainesville, FL’s Wavlets to its growing family of bands. Wavelets is known around for being emotionally charged indie rock that is jam packed with noodle-riffic, angular guitar riffs. They will be releasing their debut full length, titled Athaletics, on October 25th, 2011.

You can download the track “My Dad The Manatee” from Topshelf Record’s 2011 sampler or stream the track “We’re Really Jazzed About The Gig” from AbsolutePunk.

Tiny Engines will be doing a preorder for Athaletics at the end of September.


Chuck Ragan: “Get What You Give”

credit-scott-toepferIn preparation for the release of his new album Covering GroundChuck Ragan has teamed up with Rolling Stone to offer afree download/stream of the track “Get What You Give.” Ragan commented on the theme of the song saying:

“There is always a struggle finding balance doing what we love. Above all, holding true to that original passion rather than sinking into a self-absorbed world which is addicted to self-gratification, attention and spotlight. In the end, it comes down to a single choice of how we decide to treat people and ourselves. What goes around comes around; and sooner or later whether we like it or not, we will get what we give.”

Covering Ground will hit stores on September 13th.


Timeshares Announce Bearable; Post New Song

New York based Timeshares have announced they will release their debut album Bearable on October 25th through Kind Of Like Records and Kiss Of Death Records. Recorded in Natoli’s home studio, Dickbutt Studios (Spraynard, Sundials, Cattle Drums), alongside singer/guitarist Jon Hernandez, Bearable will be available in vinyl and digital formats, and will feature 8 brand new songs alongside 4 re-recorded and reworked songs from their previously released demo and 7″ split with Captain, We’re Sinking.

To coincide with the announcement, the band has posted the track “Too Many ELO Days” off the forthcoming album on theirwebsite.

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Shores Leak First Track From Second Album

From the Grand Rapids of Michigan, comes the first leak from Shores‘ upcoming sophomore release. The new track is entitled “Faith Hill”and will be found onTo Volstead, which will be released by No Idea Records on October 4th, 2011.

“Faith Hill” can be heard on Alternative Press’sexclusive stream.

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Cutman Streaming New Song From First Full Length

Gainesville’s own posthardcore rifflayers Cutman have their first full length album, titled “Universal Laws”, coming out on Underground Communique Records. The album’s release show will be at The Fest 10 and has an official street date of November 1st, 2011.

Underground Communique has posted the song “Bad Party” on their bandcamp for your streaming pleasure and will be doing a preorder for the album in about Mid to Late October.


Joyce Manor Join Asian Man Records

Asian Man Records has announced that they have signed Torrence, CA’s Joyce Manor, and will be releasing the follow up to their much acclaimed debut self-titled full length in early 2012. Owner Mike Park had this to say about the new addition to his label’s roster:

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Bands You Need To Know- Turnover

Demo, Shows, Record, Tour. Turnover has made it through the gauntlet of goals that claims the lives of so many other bands. With a sense of community and lack of bitterness for the world, these barely legal VA beachers are in the mindset of a fully developed idea. This is very apparent on their S/T debut forBroken Rim Recs. A 5 song EP about uncertainty of the real world and the girls that rule it, these songs speak to both pop punk and hardcore kids alike. Keeping the new wave of melodic punk alive while still contending with bands like Crime In StereoTitle Fight, and Protagonist these kids are coming up! Before clenching a couple high school diplomas, Turnover plan on going out on a couple weekend benders as well as a three week winter tour. A Split LP is also on the horizon and can be expected early next year. Its hard to say where these kids will end up after gaining legal status but, its always mind blowing to see when such a young group of friends can get it together and be on the same page.


Bridge and Tunnel Streaming New Song

Bridge and Tunnel will be releasing a new full length this year with No Idea Records on September 20th. The album will be titled Rebuilding Year and was produced and recorded by J. Robbins.

To promote their sophomore release, Bridge and Tunnel will be doing a short tour of Australia and have allowed forBombshellZine to stream the song ‘Synchronized Swimming’‘.

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