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I Guess You Could Say I Enjoyed Some Music in 2014

This year, I’m throwing convention to the wind. I tend to spend too much time deliberating, trying to narrow things down to a set amount of this or that. For 2014, much like any other year, I’m sharing a [very] large collection of what I enjoyed most in the world of music, except these lists will feature no valued ordering and no limitations such as the obligatory and ubiquitous ‘top 10.’

As noted, all the releases below are in no particular order. They’re simply the records and videos I enjoyed the most and spent the most time with this year. …

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REVIEW: Cave People – ‘Older’ EP

Artist: Cave People
Title: Older EP
Label: Stereophonodon Records
Genre: Emo, Indie/Punk

How tired are you of hearing how deeply permeated with good breakout bands Philadelphia has been this year? Not too tired, I hope. That city definitely takes the cake for quality music’s prime habitat as of late. The efforts of David Tomaine, also known as Cave People, courageously attempts to join the aforementioned cluster with this new five-track EP, entitled Older.…

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VINYL REVIEW: Tigers Jaw – ‘Charmer’

Artist: Tigers Jaw
Album: Charmer
Label: Run For Cover Records
Release Date: June 3, 2014

I was admittedly late to the game on Tigers Jaw. “Hum,” their single from late last year, was my first real experience with the band, and from the moment that track finished streaming, I immediately began kicking myself. I ventured back and listened to their past three albums, various splits and singles, and their excellent contribution to Will Yip’s Off The Board compilation. I was hooked, and as a result, I was eagerly awaiting Charmer to drop this month.

I pre-ordered the album as …

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REVIEW: Tigers Jaw – ‘Charmer’

Artist: Tigers Jaw
Album: Charmer
Label: Run For Cover Records

Scranton, Pennsylvania’s Tigers Jaw are a rare breed of band. Masters of introspective lyricism, this much-vaunted quintet possess a unique ability to create music that is both hauntingly beautiful and unashamedly heartfelt, yet still maintains a rollicking energy rooted deep in its punk rock soul. The band’s firm grasp of this duality is displayed to devastating effect on their latest studio album Charmer. The fourth full-length offering from the band, Charmer finds Tigers Jaw at their emotive best, utilizing the full power of their impressive songwriting chops to deliver …

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Tigers Jaw Release ‘Charmer’ Early Following Album Leak

Album leaks seem to become more prominent with each year that passes and hardworking bands suffer more and more from irresponsible and disrespectful persons putting their material out before it’s to be officially released. Scranton, PA’s Tigers Jaw were set to release their newest effort, Charmer, on June 3 but the album was leaked online just recently. According to the band’s label, Run For Cover Records, this leak “is NOT the final version of the album, and is missing songs.”

Those of us that pre-ordered Charmer received our digital downloads yesterday and I haven’t stopped listening to it since. …

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Tigers Jaw Unveil “Hum” Music Video

So far, Tigers Jaw have graced fans with several tracks off their upcoming record, Charmer, which hits shelves June 3 via Run For Cover Records. Earlier this morning, the outfit continued to hype their forthcoming release by giving their single, “Hum,” a music video.

The clip finds the duo playing some very uncooperative instruments inside a dimly lit house, which could be mistaken for the same home Billy Joel ran around in the 1982’s “Pressure.” Check it out by following the jump below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

If “Hum” …

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 4/27-5/3

Welcome to this week’s edition of Weekly Wax!

If you’re still playing catch-up on the great pop punk and emo releases of past few years, then you’re in luck. This week saw a number of repressings from No Sleep Records and Run For Cover Records, as well as a number of classic punk reissues like Shop Radio Cast‘s pressing of Sum 41‘s Chuck.

In terms of new releases, the big story this week was the launch of pre-orders for the new Tigers Jaw LP, Charmer. The album received a massive first pressing, but copies are …

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Tigers Jaw Stream New Song, “Slow Come Down”

In anticipation of their fourth full length, Charmer, out June 3 via Run For Cover Records, the Scranton-based duo Tigers Jaw have begun streaming a new song titled “Slow Come On.” Check it out after the break.

This is the second glimpse we’ve got of the outfit’s forthcoming effort, following the release of “Nervous Kids” back in March.

In the coming months, you’ll be able to catch Tigers Jaw as they tour the country this summer with Touche’ Amore’ and Dads. Head here for a full list of dates; tickets go on sale tomorrow (May …

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Three Man Cannon Premiere Music Video, ‘Pretty Many People’ Out May 27

It won’t take you more than thirty seconds of Three Man Cannon‘s new single, “Patiently,” too see how far they have come since their 2013 split with Lee Corey Oswald. The Pennsylvania group, which includes two former members of Tigers Jaw, have turned up the atmosphere and lo-fi aesthetics to produce a subtle and quietly infectious track that is tailor made for fans of Pity Sex, Turnover, and the Tiny Engines roster. Check out a music video for the song after the break.

“Patiently” will appear on Three Man Cannon’s new full-length, Pretty Many People, out May 27 …

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Touché Amoré Announce Summer Tour With Tigers Jaw, Dads

Touché Amoré have announced they’ll be spending this summer on the road with support from Tigers Jaw and Dads

The tour kicks off June 27 in Pomona, Calif. and wraps up in St. Louis, Mo. Head after the jump to check out the full tour routing as well as the tour poster. The band will be hitting up venues throughout the United States and into Canada.

Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. Check out the band’s events page for any future updates on the tour.…


Tigers Jaw Announce Summer Tour Dates

We found out late last week that Tigers Jaw will be releasing a new album, titled Charmer, on June 3. Now the band have announced the first leg of their summer tour in support of the release.

The tour will be hitting up cities throughout the United States and Canada on its run through June. The line-up includes Pity Sex, Loose Planes, Petal and Wild Moth, with certain bands only playing select dates.

View the tour poster and full list of dates after the jump. Find ticket information for each date here.…

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Tigers Jaw Announce New Record ‘Charmer,’ Streaming New Song

After months and months of waiting, Tigers Jaw have finally announced that their new record is titled Charmer and will be out on June 3. The band has released a single from the album called “Nervous Kids” over at Pitchfork, which you can listen to after the jump.

After losing members last year which caused some confusion about the future of the band, Tigers Jaw have continued steadily playing shows and promising new material. The band released “Hum,” the first single from the new album last October, but it is unclear whether that song made the final tracklisting.

The …