Weekly US News Round-Up (7/9/2012) - Already Heard
FESTIVAL PREVIEW: HIT THE DECK 2014 - 10 MUST-SEE BANDS
As the festival season rolls on, this weekend the Hit The Deck Festival returns for its fourth outing. As always with over 40 bands playing across 6 stages, the Already Heard team has picked out 10 must-see bands to see at this weekend’s festival.
FIVES: MUST BUY RECORD STORE DAY 2014 RELEASES
This Saturday the 2014 edition of Record Store Day takes place. With wealth of rare
releases to buy, Already Heard and Jon Tolley of Banquet Records have picked out 5 must by RSD 2014 releases.
INTERVIEW: THE MENZINGERS
Next week Philadelphia indie punks The Menzingers release, 'Rented World,' one of the
highly anticipated records of 2014 so far. In parts, it picks up where 2012's 'On The
Impossible Past' left off but it also shows the bands growth as songwriters and musicians. We recently spoke to Greg Barnett to discuss the album, the pressure of following up 'On The Impossible Past', their forthcoming London show and the Grozerock Festival.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: NEW CITY KINGS
Despite only forming last year, Essex rockers New City Kings have already gathered plenty of attention from their debut EP - 'Change.' Their radio-friendly rock sound that has seen them compared to a range of bands; Foo Fighters, Deaf Havana, and The Gaslight Anthem.
Already Heard spoke to Mark Kovic to find out more about New City Kings.
VERSUS: ALKALINE TRIO - 'FROM HERE TO INFIRMARY' VS. 'MAYBE I'LL
CATCH FIRE'

With their return to the UK imminent, the latest edition of "Versus" sees us putting the
focus on Alkaline Trio. Self-confessed Trio MEGA fan Jay Sullivan tells us why 'From
Here to Infirmary' is the band’s finest work. Whilst Alex Phelan explains how 'Maybe
I'll Catch Fire' is a superb example of musical catharsis.
POP-PUNK A&R: BOSTON MANOR
12 months from releasing their debut EP, we speak to Blackpool pop-punk/emo
quintet Boston Manor to discuss their influences, achievements so far and thoughts on their contemporaries.
ALREADY HEARD RECOMMENDS: EMPLOYED TO SERVE
With their latest EP 'Change Nothing, Regret Everything.', Woking five-piece Employed
To Serve have produced 12 minutes of frantic, unrelenting hardcore that finds the band somewhere between The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Chariot. We spoke to Justine from the band to find out how the band has transitioned from a duo to a quintet and she discussed
being part of the Holy Roar! roster, they chaotic yet contained live shows and more.
ALREADY HEARD TOUR TALES: HORNETS - MARCH 2014 UK TOUR
In the latest edition of our "Tour Tales" feature, Irish doom-punk band Hornets talk us
through their recent UK tour where they played 8 shows in 7 days.
EXCLUSIVE EP STREAM: WALLEATER - WALLEATER
Leeds-based four-piece Walleater are set to digitally release their debut self titled EP next Monday (14th April) through Close To Home Records. We've got the exclusive first play
right here on Already Heard.
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: LEWIS JOHNS (PRODUCER)
In the first edition of our new "Industry Insight" feature, we talk to producer Lewis Johns
to find out his beginnings, his recent work with Funeral For A Friend, and Southampton's
Ranch Production House.


Weekly US News Round-Up (7/9/2012)

Even though we love our Stateside friends, our main goal here at Already Heard to showcase and highlight the best in established and emerging UK bands.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise round-up of news from America.

Nevertheless we will continue to work with bands from overseas in a variety of other ways; reviews, interviews, live photos, acoustic sessions, features and more.

If you have any news to contribute to future US News Round-Up’s, e-mail us at info@alreadyheard.com.

In this weeks round-up, we’ve got new videos from Green Day, Title Fight, The Static Age and The Word Alive, and new material from Billy Talent, Blaqk Audio, and Touché Amoré.

In addition their details on two new signings from No Sleep Records, New Found Glory's 'Sticks And Stones' 10th anniversary tour, The Fest 11 and much more.

The full schedule and list of bands for The Fest 11 has been announced.

Green Day released their new video for ‘Kill The DJ.’ Another new song, ‘Let Yourself Go’ can be heard here.

Broadway Calls have signed with No Sleep Records. The band will release a split EP on October 23rd with Mixtapes. A full length is expected to be released in early 2013.

Title Fight posted the video for 'Secret Society.'

Billy Talent are streaming their new album, ‘Dead Silence.’

Touché Amoré have released a new song titled ’Whale Belly’, which can be streamed hereThe track is taken from the band’s upcoming split release with The Casket Lottery.

The Static Age released their video for Lady Now.’

Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche, The Movielife), Steve Choi (RX Bandits), Casey Deitz (The Velvet Teen) and Roger Camero (No Motiv, The Warriors) have been revealed as the members for Peace’d Out.

Shop Radio Cast will release Angels and Airwaves'Love Part I and Part II' as a 4-LP vinyl set. Product is expected to ship around October 25.

Blaqk Audio's new album, ‘Bright Black Heaven’ is streaming online here.

The music video for 'Entirety' by The Word Alive can be viewed here.

New Found Glory have announced the long awaited dates of their 'Sticks And Stones' 10th anniversary tour. Support will come from The Story So Far (all dates), Seahaven (11/24-12/3) and Candy Hearts (12/5-12/16).

Sat 11/24 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Sun 11/25 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour
Mon 11/26 Pomona, CA Glass House
Tue 11/27 Las Vegas, NV Hard Rock Café
Thu 11/29 Denver, CO Bluebird Theater
Fri 11/30 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
Sat 12/1 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
Sun 12/2 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Mon 12/3 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Wed 12/5 Pawtucket, RI The Met
Thu 12/6 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Fri 12/7 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Sat 12/8 New York, NY Irving Plaza
Sun 12/9 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts 
Tue 12/11 Towson, MD The Recher Theatre
Wed 12/12 Greensboro, NC Greene Street
Thu 12/13 West Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
Fri 12/14 Orlando, FL The Social
Sat 12/15 Orlando, FL The Social
Sun 12/16 Fort Lauderdale, FL Culture Room

Major League have joined No Sleep Records and will release their full-length album ‘Hard Feelings’ on November 13th. The first single 'Walk Away' can be streamed here.

1. Hard Feelings
2. Walk Away
3. Twenty Seven
4. Nightmares
5. Arrows Crossed
6. Landslide
7. Because Heaven Knows
8. Pull Me Out
9. Home Wrecker
10. Final Thoughts

Candy Hearts premièred a new song called ‘Bad Idea.’ ‘The Best Ways To Disappear’ is released November 6th via Violently Happy Records/Bridge 9.

A new song from HRVRD, ‘Cardboard Houses’ can be streamed here.

We Were Skeletons will release 'Blame & Aging' on October 22 via Topshelf Records.

Troubled Coast posted a new song called ‘Northwest.’

Victory Records have signed French metalcore outfit As They Burn.

Glass Cloud released the video for 'If He Dies, He Dies.'

Creative Adult (featuring members of All Teeth, Lifelong Tragedy, Purple Mercy and No Sir) will release a new EP 'Dead Air' in October on the band’s own label, Broke Hater. A song called 'Forbidden Fruit' can be heard here.

That’s Outrageous! posted their new single, 'The New York Chainsaw Massacre Pt. II.'

'Hobo's Lament' the new EP from Larry and His Flask is set to be released on September 25 via Paper + Plastick Records. Listen to ‘Closed Doors’ here.

Into The Flood have joined Century Media. The video for 'The Destroyer' can be viewed here.

Three-piece New Jersey punk-rockers Aspiga have announced a new full-length record, 'Every Last Piece' and will be released on vinyl and digital via Paper + Plastick Records on November 20th.

Animal Style Records have signed Raindance. The label will release the band’s ‘New Blood’ digitally, and on vinyl as a 1-sided 12” limited to 500 copies (100 red, 200 pink, 200 purple) on October 30th.

Sick/Sea will release ‘Moral Compass’ on October 16 via Atlanta-based Autumn + Colour Records.

1. Parasite
2. Robot
3. Master Splinter
4. Mermaid
5. Blinked

Indian School launched a Kickstarter so fans can them get a van for their winter tour.

Affiance and Modern Day Escape will co-headline a US tour this Fall with special guests Deception Of A Ghost and Picture Me Broken.

Ex-Friends have announced a new 7”, 'No Wonder We Prefer The Dark' and will contain one extra bonus track ('The Legend of The Holy Drinker') on the digital verison of the EP. A release is expected on September 18th via Paper + Plastick Records.

1. The Legend of the Holy Drinker
2. Ex Friends
3. So Many Kisses
4. Waimanalo Confidential
5. Archaeologists of the Future (digital only

Foreign Tongues released the video for 'You.' 

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