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.

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This week’s US News Round-Up includes details of new releases from Deftones, My Chemical Romance, Slingshot Dakota, and Citizen. While there are new music videos from I Call Fives, Homelife, Joyce Manor, State Faults and Single Mothers.

In addition Man Overboard, Never Shout Never, The Acacia Strain, Veil of Maya, The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and The Motel Life have announced new tour dates.

Read on to find out more about all of this and more.

Green Day’s new album ‘¡Uno!’ is streaming here.

My Chemical Romance have revealed details of their ‘Conventional Weapons’ collection.

Title: Number One
A-side: Boy Division
B-side: Tomorrow’s Money
Release date: October 30, 2012

Title: Number Two
B-side: Gun.
Release date: Black Friday, November 23, 2012

Title: Number Three
A-side: The World Is Ugly
B-side: The Light Behind Your Eyes
Release date: Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Title: Number Four
A-side: Kiss The Ring
B-side: Make Room!!!!
Release date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Title: Number Five
A-side: Surrender The Night
B-side: Burn Bright
Release date: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Deftones will release ‘Koi No Yokan’ on November 12th. A free song called ‘Leathers’ can be downloaded from

1. Poltergeist (Roller Derby)
2. Romantic Dreams
3. Leathers
4. Swerve City
5. Entomb (Dazzle)
6. Graphic Nature
7. Tempest
8. Gauze
9. Rosemary
10. Goon Squad
11. What Happened To You? (Flashback)

New Found Glory guitarist Chad Gilbert has joined with Bridge Nine Records to form a new imprint label called Violently Happy Records. The labels first release will be ‘The Best Ways to Disappear’ EP by Candy Hearts.

I Call Fives released the video for ‘Late Nights.’

Bad Books posted a new song called ‘It Never Stops.’ Bad Books will release ‘II’ on October 9th through ia Triple Crown Records and Favorite Gentleman.

Pentimento have joined Paper + Plastick Records and will release a Self-Titled album on November 13th. Black Numbers will be handling the CD and cassette release of the album. The video for ‘Circles’ can be viewed here.

IWrestledABearOnce will be releasing a horror film called ‘A Beary Scary Movie’ on November 6th. The official trailer can be viewed here.

The music video for ‘Unsteady Hands’ by Homelife can be viewed here.

Slingshot Dakota’s new record, ‘Dark Hearts,’ will be released on November 6th via Topshelf Records.

Citizen will re-release ‘Young States’ EP through Run For Cover Records on October 23rd. It will be available on vinyl for the first time, whilst the CD and digital will include bonus tracks.

01. Untitled
02. Young States
03. I Still Shut My Eyes
04. Detached
05. Right Through
06. Drown
07. I’m Sick Of Waiting
08. Drown (Acoustic)
09. I’m Sick Of Waiting (Acoustic)
10. I Still Shut My Eyes (Acoustic)

State Faults’ video for ’Sleeptalker’ has been released.

Placeholder have joined Broken Rim Records. A new 7" titled ‘Thought I Would Have Been Somebody By Now’ will be released on October 16th.

Animal Style Records will be re-pressing Transit’s debut album ‘This Will Not Define Us’ on vinyl.

Joyce Manor released two music videos; ‘Drainage’ and ‘If I Needed You There.’

A Lot Like Birds’ debut album, ‘Conversation Piece’ is set to be released on limited deluxe edition cassette through Doghouse Records/Antique Records.

1. Orange Time Machines Care
2. Think Dirty Out Loud
3. Vanity’s Fair
4. Properties Of Friction
5. Truly Random Code
6. Abbr.
7. The Blowtorch Is Applied To The Sugar
8. A Satire Of A Satire Of A Satire Is Tiring
9. Sesame Street Is No Place For Me
10. Tantrum (Far From The Tree, The Apple Grew Rotten)
11. What Didn’t Kill Me Just Got Stronger
(Bonus Tracks)
12. A Satire Of A Satire Of A Satire Is Tiring (F3RAL Remix)
13. A Satire Of A Satire Of A Satire Is Tiring (Spencer Faber Remix)
14. Tantrum (Far From The Tree, The Apple Grew Rotten) (ZACHYG Remix)

Man Overboard will be touring with Never Shout Never.

Nov. 20th – Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
Nov. 21st – Chicago, IL @ House Of Blues
Nov. 23rd – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4
Nov. 24th – Madison, WI @ The Loft
Nov. 25th – Toledo, OH @ Headliners
Nov. 27th – Syracuse, NY @ Lost Horizon
Nov. 28th – South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
Nov. 29th – Pawtucket, RI @ The Met
Nov. 30th – Stroudsburg, PA @ Sherman Theater
Dec. 1st – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony

Glocca Morra will release a new EP titled ‘An Obscure Moon Lighting An Obscure World,’ on October 16th on Kind of Like Records.

The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die and Slingshot Dakota will be touring together from mid-October.

Oct 17 Boston MA @ Northeastern University
Oct 18 Lowell MA @ Hookslide Kelly’s w/ Oiser Bed (No Slingshot)
Oct 19 Brooklyn NY @ Suburbia (Topshelf CMJ Showcase)
Oct 20 Purchase NY @ SUNY Purchase w/ Sirs, Ape Up
Oct 21 Hartford CT @ Webster Underground w/ IIOI, Make Do and Mend, Hostage Calm,
Oct 22 Richmond VA @ Strange Matter w/
Oct 23 Carolinas @ Columbia SC @ Unit One Art Space
Oct 24 Atlanta @ Under The couch w/ Laura Stevenson & The Cans, The Wild
Oct 25 Gainesville FL @ The Laboratory w/ You Blew It!, Wavelttes, Run Forever,
Oct 26 Gainesville FL @ THE FEST
Oct 27 Gainesville FL @ THE FEST
Oct 28 Birmingham AL @ The Forge
Oct 29 Louisville KY @ Nelligan Hall
Oct 30 Akron OH @ It’s a Kling Thing
Oct 31 Washington DC @ Casa Fiesta w/ Saintseneca, Emperor X
Nov 1 Philadelphia @ The Barbary w/ Saintseneca, Emperor X, Glocca Mora
Nov 2 Montclair NJ @ The Meatlocker

The Motel Life will be touring next month.

The Acacia Strain have announced a co-headline tour with Veil of Maya.

11/24 – San Bernardino, CA @ California Metalfest VI
11/25 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
11/26 – Lancaster, CA @ Cedar Center
11/27 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock
11/29 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls
11/30 – Lubbock, TX @ Jake’s
12/01 – Dallas, TX @ Unsilent Night Festival
12/02 – McAllen, TX @ Cine El Rey Theater
12/04 – Metairie, LA @ The Cypress
12/05 – Jacksonville, FL @ Roc Bar
12/06 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
12/07 – Douglasville, GA @ The 7 Venue
12/08 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street
12/09 – Springfield, VA @ Empire
12/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Ironworks
12/12 – Toledo, OH @ The Omni
12/14 – Chicago, IL @ Mojoes
12/16 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

The video for ‘Baby’ from Single Mothers is now online.

Ex Friends have released their new EP ‘No Wonder We Prefer The Dark’ via Paper + Plastick and is streaming on Soundcloud.

Sparks The Rescue‘s Mike Naran posted a cover of fun.’s ‘Some Nights.’

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