Waypoint to Release New EP “Creature of Habit” on November 18th

We’re excited to announce that we’ll be releasing the new EP from Waypoint, “Creature of Habit,” on November 18th!  The EP is available for pre-order now on limited edition 10” vinyl and comes complete with a die-cut sleeve and uncoated 10” insert.

Listen to the brand new song “Translation” exclusively at Absolutepunk.net and pre-order the EP on one of three different variants here!

Hailing from the Jackson, MS, Waypoint is a four-piece band made up of Justin Moreira (vocals/guitar), Cody Bass (drums), Travis Bass (guitar) and Salar Almakky (bass). The band got their start in 2009 and soon after released their debut record Good and Well, which helped  them as one of most progressive and experimental post-rock bands in the south. After releasing a follow-up EP, Hollow Ground, in 2012 the band gained a national following through tours with the likes of As Cities Burn and Sainthood Reps among others.

Fast forward to 2014, Waypoint has returned with a groundbreaking EP, Creature of Habit, that explores the farthest reaches of their sound. Inspired by the noisemakers of the late 90’s and early 00’s (Deftones, Foo Fighters, Tool), Moreira describes as the EP “heavy, dark, pretty, atmospheric, noisy, dynamic, and above all…unique.” When asked about the sonic intentions of the record, the band simply stated that they “wanted each instrument, note, and word to speak.” In a single listen, it’s abundantly clear that this mission has been accomplished. Creature of Habit is a complete work - a single narrative unified on all fronts by an ear-crushing musical backbone.

“We wanted to make something that we were proud of — something we could look back on and say, ‘we did the best we could,’” says brothers Cody (drums) and Travis Bass (guitar). “In terms of the tone of the EP, [the darkness] is something that we have always been attracted to,” Moreira adds. “We are not depressed or overly emotional people, but we understand the realities of dark times. When life delivers dark moments, it often helps to cling to that feeling for a little while in order to empathize within that moment — until you finally escape it. We hope that Creature of Habit can do that for people.”

With Creature of Habit, Waypoint has further established their own unique style within their scene and joins the ranks of credible bands like O’Brother, ††† (Crosses) and Palms as the torch bearers for a new wave of ambient, dark post-rock bliss.

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Listen to Barren Womb’s “Will you be God’s art or Satan’s graffiti?” Remix at Absolutepunk.net

Head over AbsolutePunk.net to hear an exclusive remix of the Barren Womb song “Will you be God’s art or Satan’s graffiti?” The remix is available now at iTunes and other digital retailers and also comes as a bonus download when you order the band’s latest album, The sun’s not yellow, it’s chicken, on any format at the Spartan store!

Debut Ourlives Full-Length Album “Den of Lions” Out Today!

The debut US full-length album from Icelandic indie-rock duo Ourlives is available now at digital retailers worldwide and on vinyl and picture disc!  Download the album at iTunes or Amazon MP3 or stream the album in its entirety at Spotify or Rdio.  Fans of vinyl can pick up a copy of the album on limited edition vinyl and picture disc at the Spartan store, Bandcamp, and Amazon.com.

Hailing from Reykjavik, Iceland, Ourlives is made up of Jón Björn Árnason and Leifur Kristinsson, who have spent nearly the last decade of their lives writing, demoing and recording their debut album. Den of Lions features twelve blissful soundscapes that walk the line between remarkable ballads and cathartic anthems, as heard on tracks like "Blissful Ignorance" and "Blurry Eyes." 

Follow Ourlives on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional news, tour dates, and updates.

Barren Womb European Tour

Barren Womb kicks off their European tour today in Rennes, France! Over the next two weeks they’ll be making stops in France, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands. If you live somewhere close, go get pummeled!

10.10 Rennes, FR @ Le Terminus w/ Remote
10.11 Toulouse, FR @ Les Pavillons Sauvages w/ Remote, Brutal Blues, Freddy the Dyke
10.12 Madrid, ES @ New Capac w/ Remote, La Letra Pequeña
10.13 A Coruña, ES @ La Casa Tomada w/ Remote, Ronhä
10.14 Porto, PT @ Metalpoint w/ Remote, Miscarriage
10.15 Cascais, PT @ Stairway Club w/ Remote
10.16 Málaga, ES @ Métrica Club w/ Remote
10.17 Lyon, FR @ Les Capucins w/ Remote, Lesion Etrange
10.18 Paris, FR @ Le Cirque Électrique w/ Remote, Bagarre Générale
10.24 Enschede, NL @ The Loch w/ AttackRobotAttack
10.25 Groningen, NL @ Lola w/ AttackRobotAttack

Entertainment Weekly Premieres New Ourlives Song “Blurry Eyes”

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In anticipation of Ourlives' upcoming debut full-length album, Den of Lions, we’re premiering a new song entitled “Blurry Eyes” today exclusively at EW.com. The album will be available this Tuesday, October 14th and can be pre-ordered now at iTunes and on limited edition vinyl at the Spartan store.  All pre-orders include an instant download of the band’s song “Blissful Ignorance.”

Stream “Blurry Eyes” now at EW.com.

"Blurry Eyes" is a song we wrote about addiction," bassist Jón Björn Árnason tells EW.com. "It’s about addition being an easy escape from the everyday life - and about being afraid to face each day and the duties that come with it. It’s a song that is very close to our hearts. We put in a lot of work to make it sound like we wanted and tried a few different versions to get the right feel. The hard work payed off in the end. With a lot of help from our producer Flex Arnason, we were able to get it sounding like we wanted it to. We co-wrote this song with our friend Garðar Borgþórsson who plays with us in the live band."

Árnason and vocalist/guitarist Leifur Kristinsson have been steadily building a dedicated audience over the last several years with consistent radio airplay and accolades in their home country, dozens of musical licenses in the U.S. and increasing word of mouth around the world as people continue to discover their music.

Over nine years in the making, Den of Lions is a breathtaking musical journey that conjures intense emotions with delicate textures and driving guitars and drum work that find a unique balance between intimate ballads and soaring anthems. The record features twelve cathartic tracks like “Blurry Eyes” and the recently released “Blissful Ignorance” that showcase a talent that will be at the forefront of indie-rock music for years to come.

Make sure you are following Ourlives on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest news and updates.

Ourlives “Blissful Ignorance” Lyric Video

Watch the new lyric video for Ourlives' “Blissful Ignorance” now on YouTube. The song appears on the band’s forthcoming album Den of Lions which will be available at digital retailers and on limited edition vinyl on October 14th. Get an instant download of the song when you pre-order the album at iTunes or on vinyl at the Spartan store!

The Foxery’s Debut Album “Unless” Available Now!

The debut album from Louisville’s avant-garde indie-rock band The Foxery, Unless, is available now at digital retailers worldwide and on limited edition vinyl!  Listen to the album in its entirety at AltPress.com and then download your copy at iTunes or wherever you buy digital music — or pick up the album on limited edition, hand-numbered vinyl at the Spartan store, Amazon, or Bandcamp!

With today’s release of Unless, fans and critics are quickly discovering Louisville’s best kept secret. As AltPress.com recently said, “the album moves mountains as a whole, one 47-minute monolith that contains many peaks and valleys.” Confounding arrangements, complex songwriting and bizarre personalities help separate the band from their peers and if their debut is of any evidence, The Foxery are here to stay.

Follow the band on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional news, tour dates, and updates…and thank you so much for your support!

Watch Young Fox Perform “Diet of Worms” (Live in “The Foxhole”)

Go inside the Young Fox practice space, aka “The Foxhole,” and watch them perform the song “Diet of Worms.” The song comes from the band’s debut EP, Predecessors, which is available now at digital retailers everywhere! Watch the video below and then download the EP at iTunes or the Spartan store!

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