Damiera re-form with lineup changes

Damiera re-form with lineup changes

After a brief two-month hiatus, Damiera have returned to writing and performing music with a brand new lineup.

Back in April, three fourths of Damiera left the band to pursue other goals. The departing members were “seeking satisfaction elsewhere,” says continuing member and vocalist Dave Raymond, “they wanted to take another road for now… without having to be committed to a group setting.”

The new members consist of guitarist Steve Downs and drummer Josh Sparks, formerly of the Iowa-based band Spirit of the Stairway, and bassist Jayson Dezuzio, a long time professional producer whose resume includes work with Coheed and Cambria, My Chemical Romance, and more. Dezuzio also produced the latest Damiera album, M(US)IC, which was released in January.

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Modern Life Is War complete Midnight In America

Modern Life Is War have completed work on their forthcoming album, Midnight In America, with legendary indie-rock producer J. Robbins (Against Me!, Murder By Death).

The band, which calls Marshalltown, Iowa their home, will be touring this summer with Southern rock/Post-hardcore bands He Is Legend and Maylene & The Sons of Disaster. They will be joined by House of Fools on the first half of the tour, and Paulson on the second.

Expect Modern Life Is War to be carrying a two-song sampler of Midnight In America on the road with them featuring the songs “Stagger Lee” and “The Motorcycle Boy Reigns” from the new album.

Midnight In America will be released on August 21st.

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AOL Music’s PopEater features Dear and the Headlights

Surf on over to PopEater on AOL Music to read a great feature on Dear and the Headlights that says their new album, Small Steps, Heavy Hooves is “the best album we’ve heard all year.”

Dear and the Headlights recently finished up a tour with Plain White T’s and Lovedrug, and will be hitting the road in August with Mae. Stay tuned for more details!

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Final Boysetsfire shows this weekend

Boysetsfire will be playing their final two shows this weekend at The Trocadero in Philadelphia. Come out to bid farewell to such an amazing and influential band.

Friday, June 8th – 7:00pm
The Trocadero
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
w/ I Am The Avalanche, Dear Tonight, The Look Machine

Saturday, June 9th – 7:00pm
The Trocadero
1003 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
w/ Tim Barry, The Sleeping, Walleye

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Chiodos in-store next week in Kentucky

Chiodos in-store next week in Kentucky

While Chiodos is down in Lexington, KY recording their new album Bone Palace Ballet, they wanted to take a break to do a special in-store signing for y’all!

Saturday, June 16th (1:00pm – 5:00pm)

Fayette Mall
3401 Nicholasville Road
Lexington, KY 40503-3611

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Circa Survive playing MySpace Secret Show this weekend!

This Sunday, June 3rd, Circa Survive is playing a free MySpace Secret Show in Baltimore, MD with their friends Cages and Except After Sea.

Sunday, June 3rd – 6:00pm
701 South Bond Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Price: FREE!!!

Entry is limited so get there early to ensure success! THIS IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED, so get there early and stay in line. Please arrive early, show will start immediately.

Circa Survive’s new album, On Letting Go was released on this week. Don’t forget to pick it up at your local Best Buy, Target, or FYE – or download it through iTunes.

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Circa Survive On Letting Go in stores today!

Today marks the release of Circa Survive‘s second album, On Letting Go! This weekend you could preview the whole album through MySpace, now pick it up from your local record store and discuss the album on the band’s official message board.

Circa Survive are playing two record release in-store shows this week – tonight in Fords, NJ at Vintage Vinyl, and Thursday, 5/31 in West Babylon, NY at Looney Tunes. For more information, click here.

– iTunes
– DownloadPunk

– Best Buy
– Newbury Comics

– MerchNow
– Interpunk
– Smartpunk
– RevHQ

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Circa Survive album premiere on MySpace!

All weekend long you can stream the entire new Circa Survive album, On Letting Go, exclusively on MySpace!

Don’t forget, the album hits stores this Tuesday, May 29th. Either go to your local music retailer, order online from MerchNow, or download the album from iTunes.

CLICK HERE to listen to On Letting Go at MySpace.

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Preorder the new The Sound of Animals Fighting album

Starting right now you can preorder Tiger & The Duke, the new album from The Sound of Animals Fighting, from their official web store at MerchNow! Click here to view the preorder packages!

This re-issue of their debut 2005 EP features fully remixed and remastered versions of the original songs, new interludes between each track, and original artwork created by Drew Roulette of Dredg. Also included on the disc are alternate versions of eight songs from the group’s 2006 full-length, Lover, The Lord Has Left Us…, that have been completely remixed by Portugal The Man, Technology, Evol Intent, and more.

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The Fall of Troy featured in Rock Sound Magazine (UK)

The Fall of Troy is featured in the new issue of Rock Sound Magazine, on sale in the UK now. In it the trio talks to us candidly about Manipulator, with Andrew saying: ” We definitely wanted a more poppy sound; we love good pop.”

Subscribe to Rock Sound by clicking here.

Read their review of Manipulator.

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