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REVIEW: Captain, We’re Sinking – The Future is Cancelled

Artist: Captain, We’re Sinking
Album: The Future is Cancelled
Genre: Punk
Label: Run For Cover

They’re not particularly outspoken about their principles, but if we trace the progress of Captain, We’re Sinking we find a band that has grown whilst making few compromises along the way. The recording is cleaner and the arrangements are stronger, but The Future is Cancelled is brimming with their trademarks of lengthy, drunken tales of desperate characters; almost story-songs but a bit more down to earth.…

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STREAM: Citizen – “The Summer”

Michigan rock outfit Citizen have released a stream of their brand new song “The Summer.”

This song is coming off of their forthcoming album, Youth, which has a drop date of June 11 through Run For Cover Records.

Guitarist Nick Hamm told MTV, “We thought ‘The Summer’ was a good meeting of Mat’s and my writing styles. It ended up being one of my favorites on the record because of that. Mat’s lyrics touch on the repercussions of losing someone you care about, which make it both a personal song, yet one anyone can relate to.”…


KOJI Announces Summer Tour with Turnover, Have Mercy, and Ivy League

Well this is a Summer tour worth going to: KOJI announced today he will be hitting the road with his labelmate Turnover, Topshelf Records’ Have Mercy, and 6131 Records’ Ivy League. This tour hits most major markets in the United States, so you really don’t have an excuse not to hit one of the best lineups you’ll see all Summer.

All these artists have new albums either out or coming out, so make sure you head out to these shows to hear some new material.

You can check out the tour dates after the break, but let …

Daylight Promo

Daylight’s Frontman Discusses Band’s Recent Change Of Direction recently had an interesting chat with Taylor Madison of Pennsylvania’s Daylight where the vocalist/guitarist gave in his take on how the band is receiving criticism for giving their sound a 90′s style facelift on their latest album, Jar. Follow the jump to read the complete snippet of the interview.

I didn’t know people accused us of that. If they do, fuck ‘em. We’re pretty ‘do whatever the hell we want’ individuals, so if people think that, I don’t give a shit. What band doesn’t want more people to like their band? But


Daylight Release ‘Jar’ Three Weeks Early To Help Battle Piracy

Daylight and Run For Cover Records have made the band’s new album, Jar, available digitally three weeks ahead of the original release date in an effort to combat piracy.

Released along with a message from the label, Jar has been one of the more anticipated RFC releases of the year. Early praise for the album has been deafening, but it seems a member of the press NOT ASSOCIATED WITH UTG leaked a low quality rip of the album and now the band and label are scrambling to minimize the amount who first experience the album via leak. You can …


STREAM: Koji – “In The Line”

Here we are, less than one month away from the release of Koji‘s debut LP, Crooked In My Mind, and as of today we finally have an official lead single from the record. “In The Line” shows a lot of maturity in comparison to this Run For Cover artist’s past material. Included in the announcement of the stream was also the unveiling of the record’s pre-order packages.

What really makes this packaging strategy stick out among others is that along with the typical products and bundles like t-shirts, beanies, and the always worthwhile 3xLP deal, a portion of the …


Koji Announces Debut LP, ‘Crooked In My Mind’

Koji has recently announced the upcoming release of his debut full length record, Crooked In My Mind.

With quite a few splits and EPs under his belt, he recorded his full length with Will Yip, who has worked with the likes of Blacklisted, Circa Survive, Daylight, and Title Fight in the past.

One of the songs to be featured on the record, “Distance/Divide”, was previously made available exclusively on a tour press 7” vinyl while Koji was on the Vans Acoustic Basement Tour from January through February. As of right now, Crooked In My Mind, is set to release …

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Turnover Premier New Song “Bloom”

Virginia Beach rockers Turnover have partnered up with AltPress to premier the stream of their new song “Bloom.”

This song will come off of the band’s forthcoming album, Magnolia, which has a release date of April 16 through Run For Cover Records.  Be sure to catch the band on tour with Diamond Youth and PJ Bond starting today, and we can guess they will be playing this new material at their shows. So if you like the newest song, you should make sure to check them out because they are touring with some really awesome bands.

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REVIEW: Vinnie Caruana – City By the Sea

Artist: Vinnie Caruana
Album: City By the Sea
Label: Run For Cover Records
Genre: Punk/Acoustic

If you like pop-punk music and don’t know who Vinnie Caruana is, you’re probably really young, and that’s not really your fault. For those who don’t know, Vinnie Caruana has been in the pop-punk scene for a while now, first becoming famous for fronting the iconic band The Movielife. Now as the singer of I Am the Avalanche, Vinnie is slowly but surely making his way back into the ears of kids all over the punk scene. However today, I’m not reviewing either …

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Modern Baseball Signs To Run For Cover Records, Plans Second Pressing Of Debut Album ‘Sports’

News has just broken that Philadelphia, Pennsylvania based punk act Modern Baseball just signed with Boston indie/punk label Run For Cover Records. Congrats guys!

Quick question, can someone tell me why so many good bands are coming out of the eastern end of the Keystone State? Snowing, Literature, Tigers Jaw, Title Fight… seriously, what are they treating the water with down there?

Which isn’t to say that Modern Baseball doesn’t have a sound of their own. Imagine a less Canadian Weakerthans chock full o’ youthful energy and you’d be close. Also, on a few songs, including …

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STREAM: Vinnie Caruana – “Boy, You’re in Heaven”

Punk icon Vinnie Caruana (of I Am the Avalanche and The Movielife fame) is streaming a new song “Boy, You’re in Heaven” with our good friends at AbsolutePunk. The song is the second track that has been released to the internet from his debut solo EP, City By the Sea. His debut EP comes out via Run For Cover Records on February 5, and is most certainly one of the most anticipated releases of the year.

You can check out the new song by heading over to AbsolutePunk’s website here, but let us know in the comments what …

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WATCH: Dan “Soupy” Campbell From The Wonder Years Talk Tattoos And Getting Mobbed In South Asia Malls

Record label Run For Cover just released the latest installment of their Small Talks series, this time profiling Dan “Soupy” Campbell of The Wonder Years. For those of you not in the know, the Small Talks interviews provide fun, vignette-y views into the lives of some of the label’s favorite artists.

Campbell’s Small Talks is no different. It sounds like band life has been mighty good to The Wonder Years’ frontman; the first question of the feature is, “So now you’re not sad anymore, what’s good?”

Between the anecdotes of botched tattoos, pigeon thanksgiving dolls, and getting swarmed by …