January62014

We Are The Union Releases B-Sides from ‘You Can’t Hide The Sun’

Detroit ska-punk act We Are The Union, who announced an indefinite hiatus in February 2013, released today two B-sides that come from the recording sessions for the band’s most recent full-length album, You Can’t Hide The Sun. Released via Paper + Plastick Records in October 2012, You Can’t Hide The Sun was subject to favorable critical reviews as an innovative and interesting take on the ska genre. 

You Can’t Hide The Sun is available in the P+P webstore.

The two B-sides, being coined You Can’t B-Side The Sun, are now available to stream and purchase on the group’s Bandcamp site. The pair of tracks is available for $2. 

Please feel free to post about the new B-sides and email exit384media@gmail.com with any press requests at all. 

We Are The UnionYou Can’t B-Side The Sun
Bandcamp

1. Smash This Machine
2. Debris
November72013

Why Bother? Streams New EP; This Isn’t Very Good Out Tuesday

Nick Steinborn, guitarist/keyboardist/vocalist for The Wonder Years, is now streaming his new solo EP under his Why Bother? moniker, in its entirety. The EP, called This Isn’t Very Good, is set for release on Tuesday, Nov. 12 via Get This Right Records.

Stream / embed via Soundcloud — Why Bother?’s This Isn’t Very Good

The full stream follows song premieres on AbsolutePunk.net, which compared the EP to bands as wide ranging as Hot Snakes, Cave In and Pedro the Lion, and PropertyOfZack.com. It can be preordered via Get This Right Records’ webstore on one-sided 12” vinyl with a screened B-side, or digitally on Bandcamp.

In addition, Why Bother? is launching a contest where fans who preorder can win a test press of the EP. Fans should keep up with Why Bother? on Facebook for more details.

Please feel free to embed the EP stream on your websites and email us at exit384media@gmail.com if you’d like to set up any coverage or request a press copy of This Isn’t Very Good for review. 

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November52013

Seaway Releases Tour/Recording Documentary, Announces New U.S. Tour

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Canadian pop-punk favorites Seaway are riding high on the release of their debut LP, Hoser, which came out last month via Mutant League Records. Not ones to slow down their momentum, the band has released today a video documentary that takes fans through the recording and touring that accompanied the release of Hoser. The documentary features fellow pop-punk acts Knuckle Puck and Bellwether

The video can be seen now on YouTube via filmmakers YEAH! Films: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNk6c7PWjWc 

While tour videos aren’t rare in the independent music community, this 23-minute documentary encapsulates an entire period of Seaway’s life as a band — something that provides fans an opportunity to get in right in the van with the band as they experience their most exciting career period yet. 

Hoser can be streamed in full now.

In addition, Seaway has announced new U.S. tour dates with Bellwether. The two-week trek will take the band around the East Coast and Midwest, beginning November 30 in New York and culminating on December 15 in Ann Arbor, MI. The tour admat can be seen below, along with all the information about Hoser. The album is available for purchase on iTunes and in the Mutant League Records webstore

Please feel free to embed the documentary on your website and post about the new tour dates. If you’d like to arrange any coverage — whether at shows or for a press copy of Hoser — just give us a holler at exit384media@gmail.com. Thank you for supporting the band’s first full-length release!

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November42013

Pentimento Supporting Reggie and The Full Effect Winter Tour

Month-long tour features Dads as well

Pentimento has announced today that it will be the opening support for Reggie and The Full Effect's winter tour, which also features Dads. The tour is slightly over one month long, beginning January 16 in Philadelphia and wrapping up February 22 in Asbury Park, N.J.

Reggie and The Full Effect (Pure Noise Records) originally announced the tour and routing a couple weeks ago. Today’s news about Pentimento being added to the bill comes while the Buffalo, NY-based quartet are wrapping up a full U.S. tour in support of Real Friends

Pentimento will continue to tour on the strength of its just-released Inside The Sea EP, which is a four-track follow-up to their 2012 debut self-titled full-length. Inside The Sea, released Oct. 22 via Paper + Plastick Records, is available on 10” vinyl and digital formats 
in the P+P webstore. It can also be streamed in its entirety at the same link!

Please find the tour routing and admat below, along with information regarding Inside The Sea. Feel free to email us at exit384media@gmail.com if you’d like a copy of the EP to review, or to request any coverage surrounding Pentimento’s upcoming tour dates. 


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Pentimento - Inside The Sea
October 22, 2013
Paper + Plastick Records

Preorder (bit.ly/InsideTheSea)
Full Stream

1. Not So Young
2. Just Friends
3. Any Minute Now…
4. It’s Okay


"The passion, straightforward emotion, and absolute sincerity within these songs ring true to the core of Pentimento." — AbsolutePunk.net

"A perfect stopgap between full-lengths, these four songs show a band hungry and primed for the next level, nudging themselves politely into that sweet space in our music collections." — Alternative Press

Pentimento have taken off the gloves, lost the safety net and are braving the waters of indie-punk in ways unassociated to them before.” — Punknews.org


Tour Dates

With Real Friends, Mixtapes and Forever Came Calling:
Nov 5 | Richmond, VA | The Camel
Nov 6 | New York, NY | Studio at Webster Hall
Nov 7 | Boston, MA | The Middle East
Nov 8 | Philly, PA | Barbary
Nov 9 | Freehold NJ | GameChanger World

With Transit, Misser and Long Lost
Dec. 31st | Amityville, NY | Amityville Music Hall

With Reggie and The Full Effect and Dads

Jan 16 | Philadelphia, PA | The Barbary
Jan 17 | Baltimore, MD | Ottobar
Jan 18 | Richmond, VA | The Canal Club
Jan 19 | Chapel Hill, NC | Local 506
Jan 21 | Jacksonville, FL | Roc Bar
Jan 22 | Orlando, FL | The Social
Jan 24 | Houston, TX | Warehouse Live Studio
Jan 25 | Dallas, TX | Club Dada
Jan 26 | Austin, TX | Stubb’s Bar-B-Q
Jan 28 | Scottsdale, AZ | Pub Rock Live
Jan 29 | San Diego, CA | The Irenic
Jan 30 | Los Angeles, CA | The Satellite
Jan 31 | Santa Ana, CA | Constellation Room
Feb 01 | San Francisco, CA | Bottom Of The Hill
Feb 02 | Portland, OR | Branx
Feb 04 | Seattle, WA | Vera Project
Feb 06 | Salt Lake City, UT | Kilby Court
Feb 07 | Denver, CO | Marquis Theatre
Feb 08 | Kansas City, MO | Record Bar
Feb 09 | St. Louis, MO | Fubar
Feb 11 | Minneapolis, MN | Triple Rock Social Club
Feb 12 | Chicago, IL | Subterranean
Feb 13 | Pontiac, MI | The Pike Room 
Feb 14 | Cleveland Heights, OH | Grog Shop
Feb 15 | Pittsburgh, PA | Altar Bar
Feb 16 | Syracuse, NY | Lost Horizon
Feb 18 | Hamden, CT | The Space
Feb 19 | Boston, MA | Brighton Music Hall
Feb 20 | New York, NY | The Studio at Webster Hall
Feb 22 | Asbury Park, NJ | Asbury Lanes

 

October222013

Nick Steinborn (The Wonder Years) Announces New Solo EP; Why Bother?’s This Isn’t Very Good Out Nov. 12 via Get This Right Records


Title track streaming now on 
AbsolutePunk.net

Hatfield, PA-based Why Bother?, the solo project of The Wonder Years' Nick Steinborn, announced the release of a new EP today. This Isn’t Very Good will be out on November 12 via Get This Right Records, and the title track can be streamed via AbsolutePunk.net.

Listen: Why Bother? – “This Isn’t Very Good”

Completely written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Steinborn, Why Bother? is a solo project in the truest sense of the word. Taking cues from acts that range from Cave In to Hot Snakes to Pedro the Lion, This Isn’t Very Goodis a five-track follow-up to 2012’s self-released Some Songs EP. 

This Isn’t Very Good is available for preorder via Get This Right Records now.

The new EP was written and recorded throughout the course of only three weeks – in between two tours with The Wonder Years. Steinborn says the solo effort is meant to present himself with the challenge of writing songs on a deadline and indulge in a new level of freedom.

The release will be available digitally and on one-sided, screen-printed 12” vinyl. The album art for This Isn’t Very Good is a painting done by Wonder Years drummer Michael Kennedy, while the screen print art was designed by friend Dan Mugrauer.

Please take a moment to listen to the title track from Why Bothers?'s new release, and if you can fit it into your news streams, post about the song stream and EP information. We have downloads of This Isn’t Very Good available for press advances, and Nick is available for interviews as well. Just shoot an email to exit384media@gmail.com or reply to this press release with any press requests.

Why Bother?This Isn’t Very Good
November 12, 2013
Get This Right Records
Preorder

1. This Isn’t Very Good (STREAM)
2. Pause
3. Parasite
4. Long Road
5. I Exist Alone

"This isn’t very good."AbsolutePunk.net's Jason Tate, commenting on Why Bother?’s Some Songs

More about Why Bother?:
Nick Steinborn is best known for playing guitar and keyboard and singing backup vocals in Philly-based pop-punk act The Wonder Years. Why Bother? is Steinborn’s solo outlet – an avenue to express creative influences that don’t come out in writing for TWY songs. “The whole project is a bit of an experience to challenge myself writing songs under a deadline,” explains Steinborn, who lists Cave In, Hot Snakes and Pedro the Lion as influences in his solo endeavors. Completely written, recorded, produced, mixed and mastered by Steinborn, Why Bother?’s first EP, Some Songs (self-released, April 2012), was about as “solo” as a solo project could get. Over a year later, Why Bother? is set to release a second EP – a five-track, one-sided 12” called This Isn’t Very Good, on November 12 via Get This Right Records. This Isn’t Very Good was totally written and recorded in a three-week span between Wonder Years tours, with Steinborn saying he enjoyed the freedom of writing songs on his own – “including a two-minute instrumental song, just because.”

October142013

Red City Radio Streaming New Album ‘Titles’, Offering Sale Price To Celebrate Release Week!

Oklahoma City-based punk-rock quartet Red City Radio is now streaming its new album, Titles,in its entirety! You can listen to the record via Paper + Plastick Records.
Stream and embed: Red City Radio - Titles (http://bit.ly/RCRTitles)
Titles is the band’s highly anticipated follow-up to their 2011 debut, The Dangers of Standing Still. That record was praised by critics and beloved by the band’s fanbase — and Titles only continues to build on Red City Radio’s legacy.  

The album can be purchased from the Paper + Plastick Records webstore. It’s available on three different colored vinyl variants. For today and tomorrow only, the band is offering downloads of the LP for $5 instead of $10 and vinyl for $12 instead of $14!
Red City Radio will be heading out on a fall tour in support of Big D and The Kids Table, starting in a little less than a week and running until November 9th. The tour will wind through THE FEST in Gainesville, Fla., where Red City Radio will perform once again to a raucous crowd. 
Please feel free to embed the album stream on your websites and link to the preorder page if possible! If you’d like to set up any coverage, please email exit384media@gmail.com. As always, thanks for the support!image

Red City Radio - Titles
October 15, 2013
Paper + Plastick Records

Purchase
Stream

1. Two Notes Shy of An Octave 
2. A Version of Events 
3. Show Me On the Doll Where the Music Touched You
4. Joy Comes With the Morning
5. A Joke With No Words
6. Don’t Be A Hero, Find A Friend
7. Purple Heart Paperweight
8.  I’ll Take A Mile
9. We Know Who We Are
10. The Silence Between

Tour with Big D & The Kids Table:
10/20 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
10/21 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
10/22 Buffalo, NY Waiting Room
10/23 Poughkeepsie, NY The Loft
10/25 Allston, MA Brighton Music Hall
10/27 New York, NY Studio at Webster Hall
10/29 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
10/30 Tampa, FL Pre-Fest
10/31 Gainesville, FL The Fest 12
11/1 Columbia, SC New Brookland Tavern
11/2 Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle
11/3 Virginia Beach, VA The Jewish Mother
11/4 Richmond, VA Kingdom
11/5 West Springfield, VA Empire
11/6 Baltimore, MD Soundstage
11/7 Newark, DE Mojo Man
11/8 Reading, PA Reverb
11/9 Sayreville, NJ Starland Ballroom (w/ Less Than Jake)

October42013

Seaway Streams “The Weight” ft. Shane Told (Silverstein)

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Canadian pop-punk act Seaway is streaming another new song from its upcoming album Hoser; “The Weight” ft. Shane Told from Silverstein can be heard via Mutant League Records’ YouTube Channel. The song can be embedded on your website!

Listen and embed now: Seaway - “The Weight” ft. Shane Told

"The Weight" is the third song released from Hoser, which is out on October 15th — it follows “Too Fast For Love” and “Shy Guys,” the latter of which was a music video premiere via VEVO. Hoser can be preordered from Mutant League Records’ merch store and iTunes

"It’s a solid punch of pop-punk goodness…" — PropertyOfZack.com on Hoser

Seaway just wrapped up a Canadian tour with long-time friends Bellwether and is gearing up for a busy end to 2013 and an even stronger 2014. We have advance review copies available for all publications interested in reviewing the album — just shoot us an email!

Please feel free to post "The Weight" featuring Shane Told on your website. If you do, and can link to the preorder page, that would be greatly appreciated. All other necessary info is below. Thank you for the support!

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September162013

Seaway Releases “Shy Guys” via Music Video Premiere on VEVO

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Canadian pop-punk quintet Seaway is streaming the second-released song from its upcoming album, ‘Hoser’! “Shy Guys” was released today via a music video premiere on VEVO.
'Hoser' can be preordered now in the Mutant League Records webstore. Additionally, Seaway is in the midst of a tour with long-time friends Bellwether. The 10-date Canadian tour routing can be seen below, along with the album art and tracklist from ‘Hoser.’

"Shy Guys" continues on the road that first-released song "Too Fast For Love" paved. That song was streamed on PropertyOfZack.com recently. With two tracks released now, fans are starting to get a good picture of what the Canadians will offer with their debut full-length album. 

Recommended If You Like: Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals, early The Wonder Years

Drummer Ken Taylor offered the following statement with the new song release: “Shy Guys” is a fast, poppy jam that is just all about having fun. It’s light, relatable and honest and the video portrays that. What you see is what you get, and in this case, it’s a bunch of 20-something year olds playing in a park like a bunch of kids, but with the intensity of a bunch of hormone-fuelled teens. That, and Canadian babes.

Please feel free to embed the music video for “Shy Guys” on your website. If you do, and can link to the preorder page, that would be greatly appreciated. All other necessary info is below. Thank you for the support!

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August302013

VICE’s Noisey Music Blog Premieres New Ex Friends Music Video for “Dirty Ben Franklin”

Song taken from new digital single featuring two songs from new LP, ‘Rules For Making Up Words’

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Philadelphia-based punk rockers Ex Friends have released a new music video for “Dirty Ben Franklin” via VICE’s Noisey Music blogThe track is taken from the band’s newly announced debut full-length release, ‘Rules For Making Up Words.’

The full-length will be out via Paper + Plastick Records closer to the end of 2013, with a release date not yet announced, but the band has released a 
digital single featuring “Dirty Ben Franklin” and another new song from ‘Rules For Making Up Words’ titled “Let’s Get Old.” The two-song single can be purchased now in the Paper + Plastick webstore for $1

As Noisey points out, Ex Friends is made up of members of pop-punk legends Plow United. The group previously released an EP titled ‘No Wonder We Prefer The Dark’ via Paper + Plastick. The new song is a 1-minute-and-30-second blast of awesome punk rock that will please fans of RVIVR and Restorations. Joel Tannenbaum has a grittier delivery than Plow’s vocalist, Brian McGee, and when it’s combined with Audrey Crash’s high-pitched vocals, provides for a refreshing departure from familiar pop-punk. 

Please post about the
 new music video — an embed code for which can be found here — and link to the digital single purchase page in Paper + Plastick’s webstore. If you would like a copy of the digital single for press purposes, or want to set up an interview with Ex Friends, please email exit384media@gmail.com. Thank you for your support!

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August282013

New Seaway song, “Too Fast For Love.”

Preorder Hoser via Mutant League Records: http://www.victorymerch.com/merch/label/mutantleaguerecords

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