From The Horse’s Mouth: Aurelio Valle on Acme Power Transmission

Acme Power Transmission is the debut solo album from erstwhile Calla frontman Aurelio Valle. Self-produced, the album was recorded in Valle’s apartment under an elevated subway line in 2013 after five years of private, contemplative musical experimentation carried on while he worked day jobs in motorcycle repair and in a tailor shop respectively. Acme Power Transmission is being released by … More »

Wovenhand share stream of Refractory Obdurate

Check out Wovenhand’s forthcoming full-length Refractory Obdurate streaming in its entirety now on Pitchfork Advance. The album is scheduled for an April 29 release via a partnership between Deathwish Inc. and Glitterhouse Records. Wovenhand is a band led by dedicated life-musician and lyricist, David Eugene Edwards. Over the last two decades, his prolific work in both Wovenhand and the legendary … More »

Touche Amore to tour with Tigers Jaw, Dads (2014)

Los Angeles’ Touche Amore has had a whirlwind year; the band released its landmark third LP Is Survived By, supported punk/hardcore stalwarts AFI on tour with stops at Riot Fests Denver and Chicago, headlined almost all of Europe with Self Defense Family, and completed a co-headliner of North America with mewithoutYou.  Now, Touche Amore is excited to announce a summer … More »

X-Ray Acres

Song Premiere: Me Time, “Slow Hurry/Laurie”

On Record Store Day, Dayton, Ohio based label Gas Daddy Go! released a cassette compilation featuring the likes of Motel Beds, Oh Condor, The 1984 Draft, Kris N., and more.  One of the standout efforts was from Me Time, a band consisting of of Andy Smith (writing/singing/shitty guitar playing), Kyle Melton (good guitar playing), Elliot Ward (drums) and Josh Wickersham … More »

Silent Lions

From The Horse’s Mouth: Matt Klein (Silent Lions) on The Compartments EP

Conceived in Toledo, Ohio with a home base in sister city Detroit, Silent Lions are  sinister twosome armed with heavy-soul. Dean Tartaglia (formerly of The Sights) simultaneously plays affected octave bass, sampled synths, and manipulated atmospheric vocals, all while drummer Matt Klein grooves and thrashes beside him, often providing soulful singalong melodies and harmonies. The duo’s live shows sound as thick and creamy as they do … More »