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HOPELESS RECORDS BAND ANARBOR RELEASE NEW SONG

LET THE GAMES BEGIN NOW STREAMING ON MYSPACE
FREE YOUR MIND EP TO RELEASE MARCH 10
EP AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-ORDER
BAND CURRENTLY ON TAKE ACTION TOUR WITH CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR, BREATHE CAROLINA, MEG & DIA, AND EVERY AVENUE



Phoenix, AZ pop-rock band Anarbor has just released “Let The Games Begin”, the first track off their upcoming Hopeless Records EP, Free Your Mind. The track is currently available for streaming on the bands MySpace page. Anarbor’s seven-track EP will release on March 10th and is currently available for pre-order online and on tour.

Stream Let The Games Begin
http://www.myspace.com/anarbor

Pre-order Anarbor’s New EP, Free Your Mind
http://smartpunk.com/category.php?page=search&any=anarbor&stype=all

Anarbor is currently on the 2009 Sub City Take Action Tour, Presented by FYE. The 2009 lineup features headliner Cute Is What We Aim For, along with Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia, and Every Avenue. The annual nationwide charity tour, now in its eighth year, raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action.

Anarbor Tour Dates
[Take Action! Tour w/ Cute Is What We Aim For, Meg & Dia, Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue]
2/24/09 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
2/25/09 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery [w/ Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue ONLY]
2/26/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
2/27/09 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
2/28/09 St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
3/01/09 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
3/02/09 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
3/03/09 Gainesville, FL – 1982 Bar [w/ Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue ONLY]
3/04/09 Pensacola, FL – American Legion
3/05/09 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
3/06/09 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
3/07/09 Austin, TX – Emo’s
3/08/09 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
3/10/09 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
3/11/09 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
3/13/09 Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
3/14/09 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
3/15/09 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
3/16/09 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
3/17/09 Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk [w/ Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue]
3/18/09 Sparks, NV – The New Oasis
3/19/09 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
3/21/09 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
3/22/09 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
3/23/09 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
3/24/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater
3/25/09 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
3/26/09 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground [w/ Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue]
3/27/09 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
3/29/09 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club
3/30/09 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
3/31/09 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
4/01/09 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

THE JÄGERMEISTER MUSIC TOUR RAGES ON! PENNYWISE AND PEPPER TO CO-HEADLINE 2009 SPRING TOUR



(New Rochelle, NY) – Stage dive into spring with the Jägermeister Music Tour! Jägermeister is teaming up with legendary American punk band, Pennywise and dub rock trio, Pepper for this year’s spring Jägermeister Music Tour. The tour kicks off on April 13th in Seattle, Washington.

Pennywise (http://www.myspace.com/pennywise) is one of the most significant bands to emerge from Southern California punk’s second wave. The Pennywise current line-up, which has remained constant since 1996, consists of Jim Lindberg (vocals), Fletcher Dragge (guitar), Randy Bradbury (bass) and Byron McMackin (drums). Formed in 1988 in Hermosa Beach, California, Pennywise have released nine-full length studio albums, one live album, two extended plays and one DVD. Their most recent studio album is Reason to Believe, which was released to over 500,000 fans for free through a limited-time offering from their new label, MySpace Records. The critically acclaimed album was also sold physically and digitally the world over. The Western World, the first single from this watershed album, became the most successful single of the band’s storied career.



Pepper will rejoin the Jägermeister Music Tour once again to feature their fifth studio album Pink Crustaceans and Good Vibrations and to support their forthcoming live release, Kona Gold, due in April 2009. Both albums exemplify the band at their most eclectic and capture the essence of the Kona Boys decade of exploits living on the mainland, while exposing them as seasoned veterans of rock. Pink Crustaceans and Good Vibrations is the band’s first endeavor under the umbrella of LAW Records, their own record label, in association with Controlled Substance Sound Labs/MRI distribution. The forthcoming live album, Kona Gold, reunites the band with surf/skate vanguard Volcom Entertainment for the latest release which features Pepper live in August of 2009 at Boulder, Colorado’s intimate Fox Theatre. The Pepper trio consists of Bret Bollinger (vocals/bass), Kaleo Wassman (vocals/guitar) and Yesod Williams (drums/vocals).

Pepper has sold over 400,000 records independently and enjoyed two top 20 singles- Give it Up –(Dirty Hot Sex) from 2002’s Kona Town, and No Control from 2007’s No Shame. Their music has appeared in many movies, television and video game soundtracks and they have a number of album tracks appearing on the Billboard “Hot Modern Rock Tracks” chart.

“I grew up listening to Pennywise in Kona because they would always be featured on Taylor Steele surf videos,” says Yesod Williams, drummer for Pepper. “It was our soundtrack we’d listen to while heading to the beach. Co-headlining this tour with them is a milestone, then you get Jägermeister involved and the party will never end!”

“After 15 years of paying for Jägermeister shots, it will be nice to finally get a couple on the house” said Fletcher Dragge, guitarist for Pennywise.

“Jägermeister is thrilled to be once again to be working with Pepper,” said Bill Henderson, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Advertising for the Sidney Frank Importing Company. “Having both Pennywise and Pepper on the same bill is something we’ve been dreaming about for a long time.”

The Tour will rock through the end of May and each show will be rounded out with a local Jägermeister sponsored band. On the road since 2002, The Jägermeister Music Tour, now produced by GMR Entertainment, has become THE rock show to see. For less than $30 a ticket, fans not only have the opportunity to experience a great show, but also have a chance to snag some great Jägermeister prizes and giveaways like JägerMusic compilation CDs, as well as plenty of Jägermeister shirts, hats and more. Other prizes provided by Tour sponsors include custom items from Schecter Guitars, and Peavey Electronics and JVC Mobile Entertainment.*

4/13/09 Showbox SoDo Seattle, WA
4/14/09 Roseland Theater Portland, OR
4/16/09 In The Venue Salt Lake City, UT
4/17/09 The Fillmore Auditorium Denver, CO
4/18/09 Beaumont Club Kansas City, MO
4/19/09 Pop's Sauget, IL
4/20/09 The Blue Note Columbia, MO
4/22/09 Verizon Wireless Theater Houston, TX
4/23/09 Palladium Ballroom Dallas, TX
4/25/09 Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheatre Austin, TX
4/27/09 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
4/28/09 House of Blues North Myrtle Beach, SC
4/30/09 House of Blues Lake Buena Vista, FL
5/2/09 Jannus Landing Saint Petersburg, FL
5/3/09 Plush Jacksonville, FL
5/13/09 9:30 Club Washington, DC
5/14/09 The Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA
5/15/09 Starland Ballroom Sayerville, NJ
5/16/09 Terminal 5 New York, NY
5/17/09 House of Blues Boston, MA
5/19/09 Agora Theatre Cleveland, OH
5/20/09 The Crofoot Ballroom Pontiac, MI
5/21/09 House of Blues Chicago, IL
5/22/09 The Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI
5/23/09 Myth St. Paul, MN

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday February 24th, 2009:

Black Lips - 200 Million Thousand
B-Real (of Cypress Hill) - Smoke N Mirrors
JJ Cale - Roll On
Company of Thieves - Ordinary Riches
Defeater - Travels
Green River Ordinance - Out of my Hands
Hatebreed - For the Lions
Chris Isaak - Mr. Lucky
Jonas Brothers - Music from the 3D Experience
Kinky - Barracuda
K'Naan - Troubadour
Lamb of God - Wrath
MC Lars - This Gigantic Robot Kills
School Boy Humor - S/T
Stereotyperider - Songs in the Keys of F and U
Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) - Insurgentes

Hopeless Records Band Anarbor Announce Upcoming Release

Free Your Mind EP To Be Released March 10
Available Now for Pre-order

Band Currently on Take Action Tour with Cute Is What We Aim For, Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia & Every Avenue



Phoenix, AZ pop-rock band Anarbor (www.anarbor.net ) is announcing the release of their upcoming EP, Free Your Mind. The seven-track EP will be released on March 10th and is currently available for pre-order online and on tour.

Pre-order Anarbor’s New EP, Free Your Mind

http://smartpunk.com/category.php?page=search&any=anarbor&stype=all

Free Your Mind extends beyond the cut-and-paste albums being churned out, instead infusing dynamic guitars behind the soul-shaking howls and relatable melodies from frontman Slade Echeverria. Crafted in Los Angeles by producer Mike Green (Paramore, Good Charlotte) over a four-week span in Los Angeles, Free Your Mind's formation came from a desire to break out from the "fad band" chokehold and delve into what was real.

“The distinctive sound we are reaching for is rock and roll. We don't record any instruments in our songs that we don’t play live, we are going for a very raw and real sound for this record,” Kitlas said.

Anarbor is currently on the 2009 Sub City Take Action Tour, Presented by FYE. The 2009 lineup features headliner Cute Is What We Aim For, along with Breathe Carolina, Meg & Dia, and Every Avenue. The annual nationwide charity tour, now in its eighth year, raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action.

Free Your Mind Cover Art



Free Your Mind Track Listing

1. Let The Games Begin
2. The Brightest Green
3. Where The Wild Things Are (Monsters)
4. Halfway Sober
5. You and I
6. Passion For Publication
7. Always Dirty Never Clean


Anarbor Tour Dates

[Take Action! Tour w/ Cute Is What We Aim For, Meg & Dia, Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue]

2/18/09 New York, NY – Fillmore at Irving Plaza
2/20/09 Baltimore, MD – Ram’s Head Live
2/21/09 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
2/22/09 Washington DC – 9:30 Club
2/23/09 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
2/24/09 Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall
2/25/09 Raleigh, NC – The Brewery [w/ Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue ONLY]
2/26/09 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
2/27/09 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
2/28/09 St. Petersburg, FL – The State Theatre
3/01/09 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
3/02/09 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House of Blues
3/03/09 Gainesville, FL – 1982 Bar [w/ Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue ONLY]
3/04/09 Pensacola, FL – American Legion
3/05/09 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
3/06/09 San Antonio, TX – The White Rabbit
3/07/09 Austin, TX – Emo’s
3/08/09 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
3/10/09 Tucson, AZ – Rialto Theatre
3/11/09 Tempe, AZ – Marquee Theatre
3/13/09 Hollywood, CA – House of Blues
3/14/09 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
3/15/09 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
3/16/09 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
3/17/09 Orangevale, CA – Boardwalk [w/ Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue]
3/18/09 Sparks, NV – The New Oasis
3/19/09 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
3/21/09 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
3/22/09 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
3/23/09 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
3/24/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Murray Theater
3/25/09 Englewood, CO – Gothic Theatre
3/26/09 Omaha, NE – Sokol Underground [w/ Breathe Carolina, Every Avenue]
3/27/09 St. Paul, MN – Station 4
3/28/09 Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Club
3/30/09 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
3/31/09 Columbus, OH – Newport Music Hall
4/01/09 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday February 17th, 2009:

A Day To Remember - Homesick
...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead - The Century of Self
Appleseed Cast - Sagarmatha
Architecture in Helsinki - That Beep
Cloak/Dagger - Surf Song
Emanuel and the Fear - S/T
Fake Problems - It's Great to be Alive
HalfDown Thomas - Beautifully Strange
Living Things - Habeas Corpus
Morrissey - Years of Refusal
Sam Roberts - Love At The End Of The World
The Sleeping - What It Takes
Strung Out - Prototypes and Painkillers
Thursday - Common Existance
Abe Vigoda - Reviver
M. Ward - Hold Time
William Elliott Whitmore - Animals in the Dark
Chris Wollard and The Ship Thieves - Chris Wollard and The Ship Thieves

HOPELESS RECORDS AND SUB CITY NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION ANNOUNCE NYC CHARITY EVENT TO BENEFIT TEENS FOR JEANS

THE 2009 SUB CITY TAKE ACTION TOUR PRESENTED BY F.Y.E. NOW UNDERWAY
THE TAKE ACTION VOLUME 8 COMPILATION CD/DVD IN STORES TODAY
RAISING AWARENESS AND BENEFITING DOSOMETHING.ORG
TOUR LINEUP INCLUDES CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR, BREATHE CAROLINA, MEG & DIA, EVERY AVENUE AND ANARBOR
TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT TAKEACTIONTOUR.COM

February 17, 2009— The 2009 SUB CITY TAKE ACTION TOUR, PRESENTED BY F.Y.E., kicked off last Wednesday in Sauget, IL! The 2009 lineup features headliner CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR, along with BREATHE CAROLINA, MEG & DIA, EVERY AVENUE, and ANARBOR. The annual nationwide charity tour, now in its eighth year, raises funds and awareness for youth involvement in charitable action. For the second straight year Take Action has chosen not-for-profit organization DoSomething.org to benefit from the funds raised and to help spread the message of action to young people across the country. DoSomething.org is a national not-for-profit that believes that young people have the power to make a difference. They inspire, empower and celebrate a generation of doers: young people who recognize the need to do something, believe in their ability to get it done, and then take action.

In an effort to make a difference throughout the tour, Take Action along with DoSomething.org have organized a series of charity events that will allow both bands and fans to participate. The first of the events will take place in New York City on February 19th from 4-6pm and will benefit the Teens for Jeans campaign. The event will feature a very special meet & greet with all the 2009 Take Action Tour artists as well as an acoustic performance from headliner Cute Is What We Aim For. In order to gain entrance and the address to this special event, fans will need to RSVP to the below email (space is limited) and also bring a pair of gently worn jeans to donate. Take Action and DoSomething.org will make sure the jeans get donated to a local teen shelter or charity. Teens for Jeans is a national campaign, launched by Aéropostale and Do Something, empowering young people to collect jeans for homeless teens. Details on the additional charity events will be available soon.

RSVP for the Teens for Jeans Event
takeaction@dosomething.org

Find more info about Teens for Jean Campaign
http://www.teensforjeans.com

The charitable tour coincides with the annual Take Action benefit compilation that releases today! The CD/DVD compilation will be available on tour and in stores and will include unreleased tracks from Meg & Dia, The Spill Canvas, and Four Year Strong, as well as unreleased videos from Rise Against and All Time Low. 5% of the suggested retail price for each Take Action! Volume 8 unit sold is donated to DoSomething.org.

To date, Sub City- a registered 501c3 organization, has raised over $1.5 million for various charitable organizations; much of that a result of Take Action. Proving to music fans that yes, we can help bring forth change, making a difference can be as fun and easy as buying a concert ticket or a CD/DVD.

For more information see TakeActionTour.com MySpace.com/TakeActionTour, and DoSomething.org.

F.Y.E. PRESENTS THE 2009 SUB CITY TAKE ACTION TOUR DATES:

Feb 17 – Boston, MA @ The Palladium
Feb 18 - New York, NY @ The Fillmore at Irving Plaza
Feb 20 – Baltimore, MD @ Ram's Head Live
Feb 21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts
Feb 22 – Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
Feb 23 – Norfolk, VA @ The Norva
Feb 24 – Charlotte, NC @ Tremont Music Hall
Feb 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
Feb 27 - North Myrtle Beach, SC @ House of Blues
Feb 28 - St Petersburg, FL @ The State Theater
Mar 1 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
Mar 2 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
Mar 4 – Pensacola, FL @ American Legion
Mar 5 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
Mar 6 - San Antonio, TX @ The White Rabbit
Mar 7 – Austin, TX @ Emo's
Mar 8 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
Mar 10 – Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
Mar 11 – Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
Mar 13 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 14 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 15 - Las Vegas, NV @ House of Blues
Mar 16 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues
Mar 18- Sparks, NV @ The New Oasis
Mar 19 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
Mar 21- Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater
Mar 22- Seattle, WA @ El Corazon
Mar 23- Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory
Mar 24 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Murray Theater
Mar 25 – Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre
Mar 27- St Paul, MN @ Station 4
Mar 28- Milwaukee, WI @ The Eagles Club (The Rave)
Mar 30- Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
Mar 31- Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
Apr 1- Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s


Take Action would like to thank the generous sponsors who help the tour make a difference: f.y.e., MySpace Music, MySpace Impact, Alternative Press, PureVolume.com, AbsolutePunk.net, Live Nation, House of Blues, Guitar Center, Epiphone, Hopeless Records, Fueled By Ramen Records, Warner Brothers Records, Rise Records, and Fearless Records.

Please visit...

CuteIsWhatWeAimFor.com
MegAndDia.com
MySpace.com/BreatheCarolina
MySpace.com/EveryAvenue
Anarbor.net
FYE.com
DoSomething.org
Music.MySpace.com
Impact.MySpace.com
Altpress.com
PureVolume.com
AbsolutePunk.net
Livenation.com
HOB.com
Guitarcenter.com
Epiphone.com
HopelessRecords.com
FueledByRamen.com
WarnerBrosRecords.com
RiseRecords.com
FearlessRecords.com

[FROM: EARSHOT MEDIA]

FACT To Release Their Self-Titled US Debut on April 14

FACT, a five-piece rock band from Japan, will release their self-titled US debut on April 14 through Vagrant/Maximum 10. The 16-track set was recorded with producer Michael “Elvis” Baskette (Incubus, Story of the Year) and was mixed by Chris Lord Alge (Green Day, My Chemical Romance).



“The band started out being a metallic hardcore band, but then started developing from there,” explains guitarist Kazuki. “We kept adding new sounds to it; bringing in elements of dance music, electronica, synths, and a lot of poppy, catchy tracks, and having all that come together. We’re trying to do something a little bit different than your typical band.”

In 2006 FACT released their first full-length in Japan, Never Turn Out The Light To Keep Myself, on the punk label Bullion. FACT has lent their music to several compilations that were released worldwide, including Immortal Records’ A Santa Cause compilation and the AC/DC tribute album Thunder Tracks.

FACT will be touring the states beginning in Plano, Texas on March 14 (see dates below) with Iwrestledabearonce, Greeley Estates, and Memphis May Fair, but don’t expect to recognize them. In photos, the band always appears masked.

“One aspect of the masks is to try to have people listen to the music rather than looking at us and seeing we’re just another Japanese band,” Kazuki explains. “Another aspect is it’s a traditional Japanese mask, so people will know we’re a Japanese band, but still won’t know what we’re all about, so they have to listen to the music to find out what it is. It’s a way to accept we’re Japanese, but also that we’re here for the music, not looks, or things like that.”

FACT is: Takahiro (guitars, vocals), Tomohiro (bass, vocals), Eiji (drums, vocals), Hiro (lead vocals), and Kazuki (guitar, vocals)


FACT track listing:

01. Paradox
02. Los Angeles
03. A Fact of Life
04. Chain
05. Reborn
06. Purple Eyes
07. Lights of Vein
08. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence [original by Ryuichi Sakamoto]
09. CO3
10. Snow
11. Stretch My Arms
12. 45 Days
13. Why...
14. 1-2
15. Rise
16. A Fact of Life (Boom Boom Satellites remix)


FACT on tour:
Mar 14 – Plano, TX @ Plano Centre
Mar 15 – Tulsa, OK @ The King of Clubs
Mar 16 – Abilene, TX @ The Key
Mar 17 – San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
Mar 18 – Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
Mar 19 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 20 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
Mar 21 – Waco, TX @ Art Ambush
Mar 22 – Albuquerque, NM @ The Compound
Mar 23 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Clubhouse Music Venue
Mar 25 – Victorville, CA @ Karma
Mar 26 – Visalia, CA @ All Pro Pizza
Mar 27 – Los Gatos, CA @ The Venue
Mar 28 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon
Mar 29 – Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven
Mar 30 – Boise, ID @ The Venue
Mar 31 – Logan, UT @ Studio 600
Apr 01 – Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep
Apr 03 – Belton, MO @ Cactus Jacks
Apr 04 – Louisville, KY @ Bulldog Café
Apr 05 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabody’s Downunder
Apr 06 – Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheelz
Apr 07 – Scranton, PA @ Tink’s Entertainment Complex
Apr 08 – Manchester, NH @ Rockos
Apr 09 – Allentown, PA @ Masquerade Club @ Crocodile
Apr 10 – Annapolis, MD @ Knights of Columbus
Apr 11 – Raleigh, NC @ The Brewery
Apr 12 – Charleston, SC @ tba
Apr 13 – Jacksonville, FL @ tba

All dates with: Iwrestledabearonce, Greeley Estates, Memphis May Fire

# # #

www.factjapan.com
www.myspace.com/factjapan
www.vagrant.com

[From: EARSHOT MEDIA]

THE HUMAN ABSTRACT TO LAUNCH U.S. HEADLINING TOUR APRIL 30

BAND SET TO EMBARK ON OVERSEAS TOUR WITH PROTEST THE HERO THIS MONTH

SOPHOMORE RELEASE, MIDHEAVEN, AVAILABLE NOW ON HOPELESS RECORDS



February 12, 2009—The Human Abstract, fresh from completing separate tours with Trivium, All That Remains, Japanese rockers Dir En Grey, and most recently, having just wrapped this week, As I Lay Dying, is now preparing to embark on yet another jaunt, this time a series of European dates with Protest the Hero, and The Chariot.

The Human Abstract will then head out on a U.S. headlining tour in the spring with Oh, Sleeper, Iwrestledabearonce, and Vanna opening; tour kicks off April 30 in Anaheim, California at Chain Reaction.

Touring in support of Midheaven, The Human Abstract has found critical praise from several noteworthy tastemakers.

“The Human Abstract is here to stay, rocking out and showing the scene what a modern metal record should sound like.” Absolute Punk.net

“Many memorable melodies that you will wait for and sing to when playing this album front to back.” Abort Mag

“The songs on Midheaven are epic and cinematic.” Metalsucks.net

For more information on The Human Abstract see www.myspace.com/thehumanabstract. .


The Human Abstract with Protest the Hero, and The Chariot UK Tour Dates:

2/27/09 Karlsruhe, Germany – Stadtmitte
2/28/09 Koln, Germany – Underground
3/01/09 Hamburg, Germany – Hafenklang
3/02/09 Hasselt, Belgium - Muziekodroom
3/03/09 Plymouth, UK – White Rabbit
3/04/09 Leeds, UK – Rios
3/05/09 Glasgow, UK – Ivory Blacks
3/06/09 Sheffield, UK – Corporation
3/07/09 Nottingham, UK – Rock City
3/08/09 Milton Keynes, UK – The Pitz Club
3/09/09 London, UK – Underworld
3/10/09 Nijmegen, Holland – Doornroosje
3/11/09 Paris, France – Batofar
3/12/09 Lyon, France – Double Six
3/13/09 Barcelona, Spain – Rocksound
3/14/09 Madrid, Spain – Ritmo Y Compas
3/15/09 Lisboa, Portugal – Music Box
3/16/09 Basque, Spain – TBA Venue
3/17/09 Colmar, France – Le Grillen
3/18/09 Aarau, Switzerland – KiFF
3/19/09 Rome, Italy – Init
3/20/09 Bologna, Italy – Estragon
3/21/09 Henndorf bei Salzburg, Austria – Wallerseehalle [Spring Metal Fest]
3/22/09 Prague, Czech Republic – Futurum
3/23/09 Munchen, Germany – Feierwerk
3/25/09 Berlin, Germany – Magnet
3/26/09 Riga, Latvia – Melna Piektdiena
3/27/09 Tallinn, Estonia – Tapper
3/29/09 Helsinki, Finland – Nosturi [w/ The Chariot ONLY]

The Human Abstract U.S. Headlining Tour Dates:

4/30/09 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
5/01/09 San Diego, CA – Soma Sidestage
5/02/09 Phoenix, AZ – Phix Gallery
5/03/09 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad
5/05/09 Dallas, TX – The Door
5/06/09 Houston, TX – The Java Jazz
5/07/09 Metairie, LA – High Ground
5/08/09 Orlando, FL – The Social
5/09/09 Douglasville, GA – The 7 Venue
5/10/09 Charlotte, NC – The Casbah at Tremont Music Hall
5/12/09 Baltimore, MD – The Ottobar
5/14/09 Farmingdale, NY – The Crazy Donkey
5/15/09 Montreal, QC – Underground
5/16/09 Toronto, ON – Reverb

5/17/09 Pontiac, MI – Mill Street Entry
5/19/09 Tinley Park, IL – Mojoes Rock House
5/20/09 St. Louis, MO – FUBAR
5/22/09 Denver, CO – Marquis Theatre
5/23/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Avalon Theater
5/25/09 Modesto, CA – Modesto Virtual
5/26/09 Bakersfield, CA – Jerry’s
5/27/09 Fresno, CA – The Exit
5/28/09 Hollywood, CA – Knitting Factory Hollywood

[From: EARSHOT MEDIA]

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday February 9th, 2009:

2002 - A Word In The Wind
Lily Allen - It's Not Me It's You
Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys' singer/guitarist) - Keep It Hid
Alex Cline (brother of Wilco guitarist Nels Cline) - Continuation
Nels Cline (Wilco guitarist) - Coward
Warren G - The G Files
India.Arie - Testimony Vol 2 Love & Politics
Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane/Hot Tuna) - River of Time
Ben Lee - The Rebirth Of Venus
The Lonely Island (the comedy trio of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) - Incredibad
Napalm Death - Time Waits for No Slave
O Pioneers!!! - Neon Creeps
OWL (featuring The Cult's Chris Wyse and Dan Dinsmore of The Clay People) - OWL
Scatterbox - Enemies
Trouble Andrew - S/T
Bobby Valentino - The Rebirth

Breathe Carolina.

Breathe Carolina has released its debut video for the song "Diamonds" which is taken from the duo’s highly successful debut album, "It's Classy, Not Classic".
Be sure to check them out on this year’s Take Action Tour (www.takeactiontour.com) also featuring Cute Is What We Aim For, Meg & Dia, Every Avenue and Anarbor. "It's Classy, Not Classic" is in stores now and available through Rise Records.

Link to video: http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=51669990



FYE Presents The 2009 Sub City Take Action Tour, kicking off Feb 11 in Sauget, IL.

Tour Dates:
Feb 11 2009 8:00P Pop’s w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Sauget, Illinois
Feb 12 2009 8:00P House of Blues w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Cleveland, Ohio
Feb 13 2009 8:00P Diesel w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Feb 14 2009 8:00P Phoenix Concert Theatre w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Toronto, Ontario
Feb 15 2009 8:00P Webster Theartre w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Hartford, Connecticut
Feb 17 2009 8:00P The Palladium w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Worcester, Massachusetts
Feb 18 2009 8:00P The Fillmore at Irving Plaza w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR New York, New York
Feb 20 2009 8:00P Ram’s Head Live w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Baltimore, Maryland
Feb 21 2009 8:00P Theatre of Living Arts w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Feb 22 2009 8:00P 9:30 Club w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Washington DC, Washington DC
Feb 23 2009 8:00P The Norva w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Norfolk, Virginia
Feb 24 2009 8:00P Tremont Music Hall w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Charlotte, North Carolina
Feb 25 2009 8:00P The Brewery w/Every Avenue & Anarbor Raleigh, North Carolina
Feb 26 2009 8:00P Masquerade w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Atlanta, Georgia
Feb 27 2009 8:00P House of Blues w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR North Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Feb 28 2009 8:00P The State Theater w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR St Petersburg, Florida
Mar 1 2009 8:00P Revolution w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
Mar 2 2009 8:00P House of Blues w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Mar 4 2009 8:00P American Legion w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Pensacola, Florida
Mar 5 2009 8:00P Warehouse Live w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Houston, Texas
Mar 6 2009 8:00P The White Rabbit w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR San Antonio, Texas
Mar 7 2009 8:00P Emo’s w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Austin, Texas
Mar 8 2009 8:00P House of Blues w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Dallas, Texas
Mar 10 2009 8:00P Rialto Theatre w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Tucson, Arizona
Mar 11 2009 8:00P Marquee Theatre w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Tempe, Arizona
Mar 13 2009 8:00P House of Blues w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Los Angeles, California
Mar 14 2009 8:00P House of Blues w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR San Diego, California
Mar 15 2009 8:00P House of Blues w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 16 2009 8:00P House of Blues w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Anaheim, California
Mar 17 2009 8:00P The Boardwalk w/Every Avenue & Anarbor Sacramento, California
Mar 18 2009 8:00P The New Oasis w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Sparks, Nevada
Mar 19 2009 8:00P The Fillmore w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR San Francisco, California
Mar 21 2009 8:00P Hawthorne Theater w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Portland, Oregon
Mar 22 2009 8:00P El Corazon w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Seattle, Washington
Mar 23 2009 8:00P Knitting Factory w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Spokane, Washington
Mar 24 2009 8:00P Murray Theatre w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 25 2009 8:00P Gothic Theatre w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Englewood, Colorado
Mar 27 2009 8:00P Station 4 w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR St Paul, Minnesota
Mar 28 2009 8:00P The Eagles Club (The Rave) w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Mar 29 2009 6:00P People’s Court w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Des Moines, Iowa
Mar 30 2009 8:00P House of Blues w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Chicago, Illinois
Mar 31 2009 8:00P Newport Music Hall w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Columbus, Ohio
Apr 1 2009 8:00P Bogart’s w/CUTE IS WHAT WE AIM FOR Cincinnati, Ohio

CHECK OUT BREATHE CAROLINA ON THIS YEARS VANS WARPED TOUR AS WELL.


[From: Earshot Media]

NEVERSHOUTNEVER!

NeverShoutNever!, the brain child of singer/songwriter/guitarist Christofer Drew of Joplin, Missouri, is keeping busy in anticipation of its self-titled debut release this May. Preparing to embark on a U.S. headlining tour with The Scene Aesthetic, The Honorary Title, and The Bigger Lights February 26 in Evansville, Indiana, NeverShoutNever!, (singer/guitarist Drew, and touring musicians bassist Taylor McFee and drummer Nathan Ellison), already has 26 million MySpace plays, over 15,000 EPs and 125,000 tracks sold on iTunes, all as an unsigned artist.
Having just wrapped a full U.S. tour with Hellogoodbye, NeverShoutNever! will be on the Bamboozle Road Show Tour beginning April 4 in Irvine, California along with We The Kings, and Forever The Sickest, among others.
Turning down multiple record label offers, NSN!’s Christofer Drew instead opted to release the record on his own. Working with Hellogoodbye’s Forrest Kline as producer at his new Phantom Tollbooth Studios in Long Beach, CA, expect the release of the band’s video for “Bigcitydreams” (shot in Red Hook, Brooklyn) soon.
With features already run in Alternative Press, Billboard Magazine, and AMP Magazine, as well as Internet coverage on AbsolutePunk.net, AOL, and The Daily Chorus, not to mention a highly visible performance on MTV’s “TRL” over the summer, 2009 is shaping up to be a very exciting year for the band. NeverShoutNever! is looking forward to performing at numerous showcases at SXSW in Austin, TX in March; shows to include a Billboard showcase, Purevolume showcase, Photofinish Records showcase, and To Write Love On Her Arms showcase. This summer, the band will be playing the SmartPunk Stage on the Vans Warped Tour July 20 – August 9.



NEVERSHOUTNEVER! TOUR DATES:
Feb 14 - Springfield, Missouri @ Gallery Sound
Feb 26 - Evansville, Indiana @ Boney Junes
Feb 27 - Orland Park, Illinois @ Mojoes
Feb 28 - Madison, Wisconsin @ The Loft
March 1 - Grand Rapids, Michigan @ The Intersection
March 3 - Erie, PA @ Foward Hall
March 4 Buffalo, NY @ Xtreme Wheels
March 5 - Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
March 6 – Hartford, CT - Webster Underground
March 7 - Altoona, PA @ Jaggard UMC
March 8 – West Springfield, VA @ Jaxx
March 10 – Greensboro, NC @ Greene Street Club
March 11 – Augusta, GA @ Sector 7G
March 12 – Metrairie, LA @ The High Ground
March 13 – Houston, TX @ Java Jazz
March 14 - San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit
March 15 - Dallas, TX @ The Max
March 17 – Waco, TX @ Art Ambush
March 18 - Pharr, TX @ Pharr Convention Center
March 31 - Oklahoma City, OK@ The Conservatory
April 2 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Phix

BAMBOOZLE ROAD SHOW TOUR:
April 4 - Irvine, CA @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
April 5 2009 - Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre
April 7 - Dallas, TX @ House of Blues
April 8 - San Antonio, TX @ Rabbit
April 9 - Houston, TX @ House of Blues
April 10 - Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
April 11 - St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
April 12 - Nashville, TN @ Rocketown
April 14 - Saint Petersburg, FL @ Jannus Landing
April 15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ Revolution
April 16 - Lake Buena Vista, FL @ House of Blues
April 17 - Jacksonville Beach, FL @ Freebird Live
April 18 - Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
April 20 - Indianapolis, IN @ Egyptian Room
April 21 - Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave
April 22 - Chicago, IL @ House of Blues
April 23 - Pontiac, MI @ Clutch Cargo’s
April 24 - Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues
April 25 - Alfred, NY @ Alfred University
April 26 - Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre Of The Living Arts
April 28 - Towson, MD @ The Recher Theatre
April 29 - Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
April 30 - Farmingdale, NY @ The Crazy Donkey

For more information see www.myspace.com/nevershoutnever.

[FROM: EARSHOT MEDIA]

Noteworthy New Releases Tuesday February 3rd, 2009:

The Bad Plus - For All I Care
Dierks Bentley - Feel That Fire
Cannibal Corpse - Evisceration Plague
The Fray - S/T
Heartless Bastards - The Mountain
Ben Kweller - Changing Horses
Ladyfinger - Dusk
The Loved Ones - Distractions EP
P.O.S - Never Better
Red Jumpsuit Apparatus - Lonely Road
The Von Bondies - Love, Hate, and Then There's You
Young Dubliners - Saints and Sinners