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No Bragging Rights has announced they will release a new full length record titled The Concrete Flower September 23rd on Pure Noise Records. The Concrete Flower was engineered and produced by Will Putney (The Amity Affliction, For Today, Stray From The Path) with pre-order details coming soon.

No Bragging Rights will also be supporting Senses Fail on their Let It Enfold You 10th Anniversary Tour this fall. A full track listing and all tour dates can be seen below.

Mike Perez, vocalist of No Bragging Rights, had the following to say about their new record:

The Concrete Flower is us at our best. We found our identity in Cycles, which made it fun to tastefully experiment and push that sound even further.  I take a lot of pride in the lyrics I wrote and the subject matter is something we feel very strongly about. We’re really happy to be sharing these songs and their messages.”

Read more about the album here.

Bad Cop / Bad Cop have announced they’ll be heading to Europe this August and September. The band will be supporting their recent release Boss Lady, now available through Fat Wreck Chords here:

We premiered their track “My Life,” which you can listen to here.

Tour Dates:
8/28/14 Nurnberg, Germany at Bela Lugosi
8/29/14 Koln, Germany at MTC
8/30/14 Luxembourg, Luxembourg at Skate Punk
8/31/14 Rotterdam, Netherlands at V11
9/01/14 Osnabruck, Germany at Substanz
9/02/14 Hamburg, Germany at Pocca Bar
9/03/14 Kiel, Germany at Hansa 48
9/04/14 Copenhagen, Denmark at Underwerket
9/05/14 Berlin, Germany at Cassiopeia
9/07/14 St. Gallen, Switzerland at Grabenhalle
9/08/14 Milano, Italy at Rock’n’Roll
9/09/14 Bologna, Italy at Freakout Club
9/10/14 Turino, Italy at tba
9/11/14 Zurich, Switzerland at Klubi
9/12/14 Ludwigsburg, Germany at Rock N Roll Bar
9/13/14 Gunzburg, Germany at On The Rocks

Formed in 2009, To Kill A King is one of the most exciting new bands to reach America from “across the pond.” Their debut full-length Cannibals With Cutlery has won critical acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic, a perfectly blended mix of modern post-punk and indie, featuring finely tuned, visceral lyrics and imagery. In the U.K., the band has received praise from Mojo and The Guardian, while fast picking up steam in the U.S., after a seven-week tour supporting longtime friends Bastille.

Just one day after returning home from Nashville on their first tour of the States, vocalist, guitarist and songwriter Ralph Pelleymounter talks with us about the band’s fast found acceptance outside their home country.

Read the interview here.

Boris – Noise (5/5 stars)

Amatorski – From Clay To Figures (4.5/5 stars)

7Horse – Songs For A Voodoo Wedding (4/5 stars)

Cold Colours – MMXIV (4/5 stars)

Boston’s Topshelf Records have added 6 new dates to the first ever Topshelf Records Tour, headlined by Brooklyn, NY indie rock outfit A Great Big Piles of Leaves, with support from label mates Diamond Youth, Prawn and Field Mouse. See dates below.

A Great Big Piles of Leaves’ most recent LP You’re Always On My Mind was released in 2012 and debuted at #8 on Billboard’s Alternative New Artist Chart. The album marked the band’s first time using outside help in the studio, with Ed Ackerson (Limbeck, Soul Asylum, Polara, The Replacements) producing and Roger Seibel (Deathcab for Cutie, Andrew Bird, Bon Iver) mastering.

Topshelf Records will be re-releasing A Great Big Pile Of Leaves’ first full length, 2010′s Have You Seen My Prefrontal Cortex?, as a 2xLP vinyl set on September 23rd.

Baltimore, MD alt-rockers Diamond Youth just wrapped up a UK with Citizen and Headroom. The band’s most recent releases include the Shake EP and the Orange LP.

New Jersey emo saviors Prawn are gearing up for the August 12th release of their new LP Kingfisher, which was produced by Gregory Dunn (Moving Mountains). The band played select dates with Into It. Over It. earlier this summer and will kick off a tour with The Hotelier and Foxing next week.

Dreamy Brooklyn indie rock quartet Field Mouse released their highly buzzed-about debut LP Hold Still Life on July 22.

Tickets for the Topshelf Records Tour are on sale now!

Tour Dates:
Sep 16- Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary [
Sep 17- Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery [tickets]
Sep 19- Orlando, FL @ The Backbooth [tickets]
Sep 20- Tampa, FL @ Epic Problem [tickets]
Sep 21- Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade [tickets]
Sep 23- Nashville, TN @ The End [tickets]
Sep 24- St. Louis @ The Firebird [tickets]
Sep 26- Chicago @ Beat Kitchen [tickets]
Sep 27- Pontiac, MI @ Pike Room [tickets]
Sep 28- Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose [tickets]
Sep 30- Allston, MA @ Great Scott [tickets]
Oct 01- Pawtucket, RI @ The Met [tickets]
Oct 02- New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall [tickets]
Oct 03- Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes [tickets]

Our editor Lisa Root is featured on the Anxious and Angry podcast, and the episode can be listened to here:

Anxious and Angry is ran by Ryan Young of Off With Their Heads.

Reeling in overt sarcasm and wit, Jar’d Loose’s second full-length, Turns 13, is a heavy, groovy record that manages to touch on sounds from the last four decades of commercial rock radio, while maintaining an allegiance to the AmRep scene and other bile spewing noise mongers. Every track is a twisted, strange and wonderful platform for vocalist Eddie Gobbo’s tongue-in-cheek lyricism and the confrontational, unhinged approach the band adopt as their modus operandi.

Produced by Pete Grossman (Harm’s Way, Weekend Nachos) and mastered by Today Is The Day’s Steve Austin (Converge, Unsane), Turns 13 dropped via the Path Less Traveled Records (CD and digital) and Threshold of Pain Records (vinyl) in late May, reintroducing the brave to this troubled troop of extremely likeable creeps.

Read the interview here.

"You may not instantly recognize the name Chris Shary, but you have seen his work."

Check out the spotlight here.

Photos: Alice Cooper at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA

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Photos by Alan Snodgrass