Modern Life Is War signs with Equal Vision Records

We are proud to announce that Iowa-based melodic hardcore/punk band, Modern Life Is War, have signed with Equal Vision Records.

“We chose to sign with Equal Vision for a couple reasons,” explains vocalist Jeffrey Eaton. “Number One, because they can give us the support we need to keep touring year round. And number two, because the label is driven by music and not trends, images and marketing schemes like so many other prominent record labels.”

Modern Life Is War are currently at home writing the follow-up to their 2005 album Witness, but will be taking a break in February to preview some new songs on the road with Ambitions and The Geeks. Following the tour, Modern Life Is War has studio time […]

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Dustin Kensrue to perform on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

It’s a rare singer/songwriter that can credibly display dual sides of his musical personality—one who can quite thoroughly and convincingly operate in opposite realms of popular music. With his solo debut Please Come Home (in stores now via Equal Vision Records); Dustin Kensrue joins those elite musical ranks. Known and respected by many as the focal point for critically acclaimed band THRICE, Dustin Kensrue will perform “Pistol” on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on February 15th!

Thursday, February 15th

11:30pm EST/PST (10:30pm CST)

NBC TV – The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

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Dear and the Headlights debut album in stores today!

“The best thing to come out of Arizona since Jimmy Eat World” – Big Cheese Magazine (January 2007)

Small Steps, Heavy Hooves, the debut album from Arizona’s Dear and the Headlights is available in stores and online today!

Buy the digital download from iTunes, and get a bonus track entitled “Telemarket Mishap” that isn’t available on the CD!

Dear and the Headlights are touring with Over It, Monty Are I, and Last Conservative through the end of February, then the band will head out with Plain White T’s, Lovedrug, and Boys Night Out from the end of March through May.

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Dustin Kensrue on The Late Show with David Letterman

On Friday, February 2nd, Dustin Kensrue will be the musical guest on The Late Show with David Letterman! Other guests on the show include David Spade and Alexandra Pelosi.

Tune in on Friday at 11:30pm ET/PT to catch the performance.

Dustin Kensrue will be performing music from his new solo album, Please Come Home, which is now available everywhere.

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New album from Hot Cross in stores February 20th

On February 20th, Risk Revival, the new album from Hot Cross will be available everywhere! Risk Revival is their first full-length in over three years, and is arguably their best record to date. Decide for yourself by listening to “Fatefully” from the new album on the Hot Cross MySpace Page.

Preorder the album to arrive on your doorstep on or before the release date, and you’ll receive a FREE limited edition t-shirt that won’t be available anywhere else.

Hot Cross have confirmed a handful of Risk Revival album release shows in the Northeast.

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Dear and the Headlights post new song, album out Feb 6th

Dear and the Headlights have posted a new song from their upcoming album, Small Steps, Heavy Hooves on their MySpace page.

Visit to listen to “Sweet Talk,” “It’s Gettin’ Easy,” and “Run in the Front.”

Preorder Small Steps, Heavy Hooves and receive a free, limited edition Dear and the Headlights t-shirt.

The band has a series of dates booked in February, before heading out on a nationwide tour in March & April with Plain White T’s, Boys Night Out, and Lovedrug.

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MTVu premieres the new Dustin Kensrue music video

Check out the world premiere of Dustin Kensrue‘s music video for “Pistol” – only at mtvU!

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“Pistol” comes from Dustin Kensrue’s recently released solo album, Please Come Home, which is now available everywhere!

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Olympia posts new song, announces tour

Washington DC’s Olympia have announced a tour with Dance Gavin Dance starting in mid-February. Olympia will be touring throughout the Spring in advance of their debut album, Emergencies, set to release on Hope Division/Equal Vision Records on April 3rd. Dance Gavin Dance will be touring in support of their Rise Records debut, Whatever I Say Is Royal Ocean.

Olympia has also posted a new song entitled “M-80” from the upcoming album, which is currently streaming on their MySpace page.

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The Fall of Troy on DJ Rossstar’s Radio Show

The Fall of Troy will be doing a live, on-air interview on DJ Rossstar’s Radio Show tonight at 7pm PST (10pm EST).

Hear them answer questions about the upcoming record, the recording process, and the current headlining tour with Portugal The Man, Damiera, and Tera Melos.

You can tune in, worldwide at

Send questions to the screen name: Staridobi to be answered on air.

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Damiera’s <i>M(US)IC</i> now available everywhere

Damiera’s M(US)IC now available everywhere

Today marks the release of Damiera’s full-length debut, M(US)IC.

Download M(US)IC on sale at DownloadPunk for only $8.99!

You can also purchase the CD version of M(US)IC from MerchNow and get a free limited edition t-shirt.

Damiera left their hometown of Buffalo, NY last week to hit the road with The Fall of Troy, Portugal The Man, and Tera Melos. Through mid-February, the four bands will be touring together across the United States.

Their new music video for “Via Invested” launched last week, check it out at YouTube.

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