Tag Archive: “Dine Alone Records”

Having been a fixture in Canada’s garage/punk scene, the attention on New Swears continues to grow each day since forming in 2012.  Touring/playing dates with bands like Diarrhea Planet, Black Lips, and PUP has also elevated their exposure.

Today, Ghettoblaster is proud to debut to video for “Halos in Hell”, coming off their album and the Magic of Horses.  

Here’s what band member Sammy J. Scorpion had to say about this epic video: “Benny died but we still had shows to play. The following is a documentary about how we brought him back to life so we could finish the rest of our tour dates.”

and the Magic of Horses is out now via Dine Alone Records.

New Swears are also hitting the road for a slew of dates, shown below:

July 27 @ Claude’s House – Moncton, NB

July 28 @ Seahorse Tavern – Halifax, NS

July 29 @ The Capital – Fredericton, NB

July 30 @ Baba’s Lounge – Charlottetown, PEI

August 02 @ AS220 –
Providence, RI

August 04 @ Our Wicked Lady – Brooklyn, NY

August 07 @ Slash Run – Washington, DC

August 12 @ Wolfe Island Music Festival – Wolfe Island, ON

Sept 09 @ Amigos – Saskatoon, SK

Sept 11 @ The Needle – Edmonton, AB

Sept 12 @ SAIT – Calgary, AB

Sept 15 @ The Cobalt – Vancouver, BC

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The One With Nice Songs and Politics

On this episode: Brian starts the episode by giving Luke an update on his butt for some reason, the dear cousins get into some deep topics touching on the Philando Castile verdict, the forgotten America, Art and its impact on empathy and the Patriarchal system of power currently in place worldwide, they also touch on pool parties, Rammstein and how much they disagree about Bon Iver (again). All while playing the eight best songs you’ll hear all week!

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.


Songs Played on The One With Nice Songs and Politics

alt-J – In Cold Blood from Relaxer out now on Infectious Music

Twinsmith – Boji from Stay Cool out July 14th on Saddle Creek

Francis and the Lights feat. Chance the Rapper – May I Have This Dance (Remix) from Farewell Starlite out now on GOOD Music

Mr. Lif and Akrobatic (The Perceptionists) – Hose Down from Resolution out July 28th on Mello Music Group

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit – Last of My Kind from The Nashville Sound out now on Southeastern Records

INVSN – Immer Zu from The Beautiful Stories out now on Dine Alone Records

Son Little – Blue Magic (Waikiki) from New Magic out September 15th on Anti-

Iron & Wine – Call it Dreaming from Beast Epic out August 25th on Sub Pop

BRONCHO have released their new single “Señora Borealis,” a hypnotizing track that finds the Oklahoma quartet settling into the heavy, smoky groove that defines their forthcoming new album Double Vanity.

Broncho’s Double Vanity is out May 27 on Dine Alone Records. Pre-orders will receive an instant download of “Señora” and previously released track “Fantasy Boys.”

Catch BRONCHO on tour throughout May and June:


* w/ Cage The Elephant

5/06: Deltaplex – Grand Rapids, MI*

5/07: Masonic Auditorium – Detroit, MI*

5/08: International Centre Arrow Hall – Mississauga, ON*

5/10: Bell Center – Montreal, QC*

5/11: Times Union Center – Albany, NY*

5/12: Mann Center – Philadelphia, PA*

5/15: Merriweather Post Pavilion – Columbia, MD*

5/16: Central Park Summer Stage – New York, NY*

5/17: Central Park Summer Stage – New York, NY*

5/19: Ascend Amphitheatre – Nashville, TN*

5/20: Infinite Energy Arena – Atlanta, GA*

5/26: Rudyards – Houston, TX

5/27: Trees – Dallas, TX

5/28: Sidewinder – Austin, TX

6/02: Valley Bar – Phoenix, AZ

6/03: Casbah – San Diego, CA

6/04: Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA

6/05: Constellation Room – Santa Ana, CA

6/06: Catalyst Atrium – Santa Cruz, CA

6/07: Independent – San Francisco, CA

6/09: Mississippi Studios – Portland, OR

6/10: Chop Suey – Seattle, WA

6/11: Cobalt – Vancouver, BC

6/13: Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

6/14: Walnut Room – Denver, CO

6/16: 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN

6/17: Beat Kitchen – Chicago, IL

6/18: Wicker Park Green Music Festival – Chicago, IL

6/22: Great Scott – Boston, MA

6/26: Strange Matter – Richmond, VA  6/30: Outland – Springfield, MO

Sometimes a name is just simply that: a name. In Diarrhea Planet’s case, it just doesn’t matter. The band has toured relentlessly and have built a base of incessant fans. The gravitational pull of Diarrhea Planet is strong; once you get caught in the orbit of its stadium-sized riffs and blistering solos, it’s hard to escape. The Nashville six-piece has been melting faces since its debut 7″Aloha first started making waves outside the leafy campus of Belmont University, where its members first met. What started as a dorm room dick joke between two friends bored by the music-business ladder-climbing of their classmates has grown into one of the biggest-and loudest-rock acts to come out of Nashville since their big bros and labelmates in JEFF The Brotherhood. As they toured the country behind their critically acclaimed 2013 LP I’m Rich Beyond Your Wildest Dreams, the critics have taken notice.

On their upcoming LP for Infinity Cat Recordings, Turn to Gold, the Planet boys worked with Vance Powell, the Grammy-winning engineer and Jack White confidant. Powell used his expertise in recording live sound to capture some of the energy of the Diarrhea Planet live experience-they tracked the main guitar and drum tracks live, in the same room, for a record that’s both massive and frenetic. It’s easily the most sophisticated and complex music they’ve ever made, but still carries the joyous irreverence that minted thousands of RAWK fans across the country.

Diarrhea Planet on tour!
4/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echo*
4/12 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar*
4/14 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre*
4/15 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep*
4/16 – Ft. Collins, CO @ Surfside 7*
5/5 – Detroit, MI @ The Shelter+
5/6 – Toronto, ON @ Canadian Music Week (Dine Alone/SiriusXM Canada Showcase)+*
5/7 – Buffalo, NY @ Studio At The Waiting Room+
5/8 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop+
6/2 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
6/3 – Nelsonville, OH @ Nelsonville Music Festival
6/4 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bunbury Music Festival
8/28 – Portland, OR @ Project Pabst
* w/ Music Band
+ w/ JEFF The Brotherhood



The Dirty Nil’s debut LP, Higher Power, out February 26, 2016 is the band’s first LP with the esteemed Dine Alone Records. Higher Power follows the release of a handful of 7-inch singles, mixtapes, EPs, and limited edition lathe cut records. Explaining Higher Power, the band said they view the record as “Finally the chance to assemble a dynamic and unified set of songs, this is us right here and now. A chance to stretch our legs and explore new pastures of distortion. Here we are, raggedly in the red. Higher Power than your band.” The album was produced by the band, with Shehzaad Jiwani and Adam Bentley, mixed by John Goodmanson (Sleater Kinney, Death Cab for Cutie, Unwound), and mastered by Troy Glessner (Anberlin, Neck Deep).

Hailing from Dundas Ontario, The Dirty Nil consists of Luke Bentham (Guitar/vocals), Kyle Fisher (Drums), and Dave Nardi (Bass/vocals). The band works as a cross section of the most essential parts of rock and roll. Windmill heroics and smoke guitar theatrics sit side by side with uncompromising noise, feral energy, and deranged enthusiasm.

12/27 – Hamilton, ON @ The Casbah

01/21 – London, UK @ The Black Heart

01/27 – Berlin, Germany @ Musik & Frieden*

01/28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Rock Cafe*

01/30 – Bremen, Germany @ Tower*

01/31 – Cologne, Germany @ MTC*

02/02 – Dortmund, Germany @ FZW Club*

02/03 – Weinheim, Germany @ Cafe Central*

02/04 – Stuttgart, Germany @ 2010*

02/05 – Munich, Germany @ Strom*

* = w/ Hard Action


Yukon Blonde head out next month in support of their third and hard-hitting album, On Blonde which is out now via Dine Alone Records.  Highlights include an east coast stint with Arkells with shows in Brooklyn, Philadelphia, SF, LA, Chicago and more.

Yukon’s On Blonde was produced and mixed by Tony Hoffer, (M83, Beck, Foster the People, Air, Depeche Mode) and gazes wistfully away towards the more shadowy elements of pop production, soft synthesizers, punching bass lines, crushed drums, ’80s cosmic pop compositions, and saturated psychedelic guitar effects.  It’s more dynamic, more visceral, instantly accessible, and sonically denser than its predecessors – an ambitious, fully realized psychedelic pop record from a band truly in its ascendancy.

10/6: Great Scott – Allston, MA #

10/7: Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY #

10/9: Jammin’ Jave – Vienna, VA #

10/10: Milkboy – Philadelphia, PA #

11/1: Troubadour – Los Angeles, CA

11/2: Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA

11/4: Crocodile – Seattle, WA

11/14: Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN

11/15: Lincoln Hall – Chicago, IL

# – w/ Arkells

LA-based slacker punk duo Sego, debuted last year with their wildly inventive EP Wicket Youth via the French taste-maker label Kitsune. Now the band have signed to Dine Alone Records and will release a 7 track EP, Long Long Way From The Fringe this Friday,  September 11. The band just kicked off their U.S. tour with El Ten Eleven last night in Arizona and will hit New York, Chicago, LA and many more cities in both the U.S. and Canada in the next month.

Recently CMJ premiered the track “Townland” from the EP and  BlahBlahBlahScience featured the second single off the EP, a track titled “Fool Around.” “The L.A. twosome ably blend pop primacy and a keen feel for rhythm and song construction on “Fool Around” which we’ve been bumping on the reg,” said BSCI. Previously, Indie Shuffle premiered title track “The Fringe” calling it an “indie dance party waiting to happen.”

Sego is oft compared to DFA’s or LCD Soundsystem, though the Utah born duo play everything live with a penchant for classic instrumentation, perhaps more reminiscent of Mellow Gold era Beck or Pavement. Their stream of consciousness lyrical style often muses on the mundane in life- using word play, witticisms and slacker criticisms of the world they see around them.

Long Long Way From The Fringe was recorded in large part in the band’s Chinatown warehouse space that operates as recording studio, living quarters, underground party space and art studio.  Interview Magazine took a trip to the space last month to interview the band, check it out here. The EP will be released on September 11th. For more information and tour dates visit www.segoband.com

*w/ El Ten Eleven

Sept 11 – Trees – Dallas, TX*

Sept 12 – Mohawk – Austin, TX*

Sept 13 – Warehouse Live Studio- Houston, TX*

Sept 16 – Crowbar – Tampa, FL*

Sept 17 – The Social – Orlando, FL*

Sept 18 – Masquerade – Atlanta, GA*

Sept 19 – Orage Peel – Asheville, NC*

Sept 23 – Le Poisson Rouge – New York, NY*

Sept 24 – The Sinclair – Boston, MA*

Sept 25 – Black Cat – Washington DC*

Sept 26 – Johnny Brenda’s – Philadelphia, PA*

Sept 30 – Blind Pig – Ann Arbor, MI*

Oct 1 – Basement – Columbus, OH*

Oct 2 – Lincoln Hall, Chicago, IL*

Oct 3 – Triple Rock – Minneapolis, MN*

Oct 7 – Fortune – Vancouver, BC CANADA*

Oct 8 – Nuemos – Seattle, WA*

Oct 9 – Wild Buffalo – Bellingham, WA*

Oct 10 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*

Oct 11 – HiFi – Eugene, OR *

Oct 14 – Catalyst (Atrium) – Santa Cruz, CA*

Oct 16 – Teragram Ballroom – Los Angeles, CA*

Oct 17 – Casbah – San Diego, CA*

Oct 18 – Casbah – San Diego, CA*

Dine Alone Records announced that they have signed Australia fuzz punk trio Dune Rats.  To celebrate the signing and Dunies’ upcoming tour with FIDLAR (all tour dates below), Dine Alone will release the Dune Rats s/t LP with three bonus tracks on September 4 in North America for the first time.

09/09 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater*

09/10 – Lawrence, KS @ The Bottleneck*

09/11 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews

09/12 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Icon Lounge

09/14 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater*

09/15 – Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room*

09/16 – Columbia, MO @ Mojo’s*

09/18 – Newport, KY @ Thompson House*

09/19 – Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch*

09/21 – Toronto, ON @ The Silver Dollar Room

09/22 – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount*

09/24 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*

09/26 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*

09/27 – Trenton, NJ @ Mill Hill Basement

09/28 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat*

09/29 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle*

10/01 – Charlotte, NC @ Snug Harbor

10/02 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Hell*

10/03 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive*

10/04 – St. Petersburg, FL @ The Bends

10/05 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder*

10/06 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks*

10/08 – Houston, TX @ The Studio at Warehouse Live*

10/09 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada*

10/10 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk

10/11 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight

10/13 – Oklahoma City, OK @ 89th Street Collective*

10/15 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad*

10/16 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom*

10/17 – San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park*

10/19 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex*

10/20 – Boise, ID @ Reef

10/22 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*

10/23 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox*

10/24 – Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt

10/27 – Sacramento, CA @ The Press Club

10/28 – San Francisco, CA @ Slim’s*

10/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theatre*

10/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theatre*

* = w/ FIDLAR

All Signs Point To Yes? is the first solo release from Tokyo Police Club bandleader Dave Monks. Made up of six songs, the EP was released this summer via Dine Alone Records and is available for purchase now on iTunes.

Dave has now shared his second music video from the EP for the track “The Rules.” Premiering on Paste today, the video was directed by Chris Schoonover who described the creative process by saying, “When we started working on this video, Dave and I had discussed a few different story lines, but nothing seemed quite right. Since the album shoot was 60’s inspired, we decided to look at promotional music videos from that time. Most of them are b-roll, live shows and footage from recording dates slapped together. We decided to go in that direction, but with a performance cut in to hold it all together. It was important to us that Dave act like himself in this video. I think one can see all the different types of Dave: Good times Dave, Stylish Dave, Pensive Dave, Musical Dave, and Dad-joke Dave. The video makes you want to hang out with Dave Monks in an undetermined location and time.”

The Rules” is now available to watch and share on YouTube.

Despite all its sincerity and intimacy, A?ll Signs Points To Yes s?till manages to avoid being too wistful or overly serious while still giving us a very real look into the life of its singer. It i?s a small record with a big heart, a snapshot of a man in a new time and new place who is learning to expand his reach, all while stripping away the superfluous and concentrating on connecting through trust, humor, and sincerity.

Catch him live:

9/22 in Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground*

9/23 in Portland, ME @ The State Theatre*

9/24 in Providence, RI @ Lupos*

9/25 in New Haven, CT @ Toad’s Place*

* w/ Lord Huron

Miami Horror premiered their latest video “Cellophane (So Cruel)” today on Paper, who describe it as “pure weirdness — like watching stock photos on acid.” The surreal still life-esque video (directed by Lachlan Dickie) focuses on the tangle of multiple relationships via giant spaghetti-like limbs. “Cellophane (So Cruel),” which features guest vocals by Aaron Miller of BASECAMP and LA disco-pop singer Gavin Turek, is on Miami Horror’s second LP All Possible Futures, released earlier this year on Haven Sounds/Dine Alone Records.

Fresh off a sold-out North American tour, Miami Horror will be returning to their native Australia next week for a run of dates throughout August. Check out the Australian tour dates here.


Watch Miami Horror’s “Love Like Mine” video