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News: The Bigger Empty sign to La Escalera Records

La Escalera Records have today announced they have added Chicago’s The Bigger Empty to their growing family. The plan so far is to release a collection of four EPs titled Lakes & Oceans. They’ll be kicking off the series with Lakes & Oceans Vol 1 : Michigan which is set for a February 24th release. A new volume will be released quarterly throughout 2017. Mike Felumlee had this to say about the releases: “The overall theme of this project is about …

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Stream: The Chinchees – “Hey Boy”

The Chinchees

Minnesota’s The Chinchees, are streaming a new song called “Hey Boy” off their upcoming self-titled record. Here’s what the band had to say about the song: “The song deals with moving from small towns into the nightmarish hellscape which is suburban sprawl. In this case moving from Northern Minnesota to the suburbs of Minneapolis as a kid, but really it can be any suburb anywhere. I think we all know the drudgery of the dull sprawling parking lots and chain …

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Stream: The Bombpops -“Jerk”

The Bombpops

California’s, The Bombpops, are streaming a new song called “Jerk” off their upcoming album Fear of Missing Out. Here’s what the band had to say about the song: “With ‘Jerk’ we really wanted to channel a sleazy, grungy, ‘90s feel… plus it’s basically a song about being a dick, which we think everyone can relate to on one level or another.” Stream “Jerk” below: TOUR DATES: 02/09/17 San Diego, CA The Tower Bar w/ Caskitt & Squarecrow 02/10/17 Los Angeles, …

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Premiere: Class of 86 – ‘Volition’ EP

Class of 86

Today we are pleased to premiere the new EP from Minnesota’s Class of 86. Class of 86’s Volition EP is the follow up to their 2014 full length, Future On Fire, released on Paper+Plastick Records. Available now through Bandcamp, a 7″ is set for release in the spring on Bird Attack Records. You can pre-order the vinyl now and get the instant digital download with the vinyl starting to ship around late March or April of 2017. Listen to and …

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Premiere: Davey Dynamite – “380 Times”

Davey Dynamite

Today we are proud to premiere a track from Chicago Folk-Punk artist, Davey Dynamite. The song “380 Times” will appear on the upcoming album Holy Shit and is backed by Dying Scene Records digitally and Don’t Panic Records on vinyl. The release is already up for pre-order which you can check out below and will officially be out on December 20th, 2016. Davey explains the song: “Very simply, this song is based off of a 2012 article stating that the average CEO …

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Stream: Ben Elliott (The Decline) – “MFH”

Ben Elliott

The Decline vocalist/guitarist, Ben Elliott, is streaming “MFH” off his upcoming solo EP No Restrooms For The Wicked. Stream “MFH” below:   No Restrooms For The Wicked is due out December 16, 2016.  You can pre-order the record using the button below. 50% of all money made from EP sales will be donated to Australian not-for-profit organization The Black Dog Institute. The Black Dog Institute is a world leader in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mood disorders such as …

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