Foxing stream new song “The Magdalene”

Foxing

Foxing has teamed up with NPR to stream Dealer‘s lead single, titled “The Magdalene.” Of the song, frontman Conor Murphy tells NPR he was raised in Catholic school stating, “When I lost my virginity, I felt like it was less about love and more about sin. I have really never let go of or dealt with that guilt, which made it dark to write about. I think of ‘The Magdalene’ as a retrospective diary entry after losing my virginity.” Bassist and backing vocalist Josh Coll added, “For my contribution to ‘The Magdalene,’ I wanted to touch upon something I felt was fairly universal for people who were raised in the church — the idea that physical intimacy can so easily be clouded or obscured by this internal fear that spirits are in the room witnessing ‘sin’ in action,”

Foxing also released the track listing and artwork that you can check out below. The new album, entitled Dealer, features 11 tracks and will be released on October 30 through Triple Crown Records. Pre-orders for the album are available now. You can catch Foxing on a co-headlining tour with The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die.

Dealer

Dealer track list:

1. Weave
2. The Magdalene
3. Night Channels
4. Laundered
5. Indica
6. Winding Cloth
7. Redwoods
8. Glass Coughs
9. Eiffel
10. Coda
11. Three On A Match

Tour Dates w/ TWIABP, TTNG, Brightside

11/2 – Tallahassee, FL – Club Downunder *
11/4 – Newport, KY – The Southgate House Revival
11/5 – Columbus, OH – The Basement
11/6 – Grand Rapids, MI – The Pyramid Scheme
11/7 – Chicago, IL – Subterranean
11/8 – Minneapolis, MN – 7th Street Entry
11/10 – Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
11/11 – Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
11/12 – Reno, NV – The Holland Project
11/13 – Portland, OR – Analog Theater
11/14 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore Cabaret
11/15 – Seattle, WA – The Vera Project
11/17 – San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Shop
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA – Roxy Theatre
11/20 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
11/21 – El Paso, TX – Mesa Music Hall
11/23 – Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N Grill
11/24 – Austin, TX – Sidewinder
11/25 – Houston, TX – Walters
11/27 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
11/28 – Nashville, TN – The End
11/30 – Richmond, VA – The Camel
12/1 – Morgantown, WV – 123 Pleasant St
12/2 – Baltimore, MD – Ottobar
12/3 – Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
12/4 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
12/5 – Ithaca, NY – The Haunt *
12/6 – Boston, MA – The Sinclair *

* no TTNG

Former Neck Deep Guitarist Attempting To “Clear His Name”

Neck Deep

A report from North Wales, U.K.’s Daily Post,  claims that former Neck Deep guitarist Lloyd Roberts has taken the recent allegations placed against him to the police and intends to “clear his name.“

Read more: Neck Deep Guitarist Leaves After Allegations

“Last weekend there were some very serious allegations made against myself and other band members of Neck Deep,” he reportedly told the Post. “I was horrified and sickened by these accusations. I have now instructed lawyers and contacted the police, in order to clear my name and to be proactive in confronting these allegations. I took the immediate decision to take a break from the band, which was a gut-wrenching decision, as we have all worked so hard to get where we have and I do not want to let any of our fans down. I hope our fans understand.”
Neck Deep shared a statement, shortly after acknowledging the situation, announcing that Roberts would be leaving the band.

Neck Deep released their sophomore album, Life’s Not Out To Get You, this month on Hopeless Records. It has sold over 18,000 copies in the U.S. in the first week.

Refused announces set of U.S. West Coast tour dates

Refused

The Swedish hardcore/punk band Refused announced a short run of West Coast dates in the U.S. to take place this November. The tour will begin November 23 at Fox Theater in Pomona, CA, and wrap up in Seattle on November 28.  The tour will be 5 shows that will all take place on the west coast. Refused released Freedom earlier this year after being inactive for almost two decades.

The band will be doing meet and greets along side all five shows with the proceeds of that going to Migrant Offshore Aid Station, an organization that is “dedicated to preventing loss of life at sea by providing assistance to migrants who find themselves in distress while crossing the Mediterranean Sea in unsafe vessels.”

Tickets are available now.

Refused Tour

Meet & Greet

 

Modern Baseball Cancels Shows Due To Vocalist’s Health

Modern Baseball

Modern Baseball canceled their upcoming appearances at Reading, Leads, and their tour with Iron Chic that were supposed to happen next week. Vocalist, Brendan Lukens, stated that “it’s time to put everything else aside to focus on making steps towards positive mental health.” It is unclear what these cancellations will mean for their tour with PUP, Jeff Rosenstock and Tiny Moving Parts, which begins on October 27. It seems as though they’re focusing their efforts on Lukens’ health for the time being and will move forward when they feel they are all capable of doing so.

You can read their statement from Modern Baseball‘s Facebook page below:

“Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to thank everyone for being so understanding and supportive during this time.

It is with much difficulty to announce that we unfortunately have canceled our upcoming plans of playing Reading and Leeds as well as our upcoming Australian tour with Iron Chic.

I’ve spent most of my life struggling with anxiety and depression, and after the last few months it’s evident that it’s time to put everything else aside to focus on making steps towards positive mental health. Like I said before, thank you to everyone who has been so understanding through all of this, the continuous support Modern Baseball and myself have received since 2011 is so amazing; and I (we) could never thank you all enough. We promise to make it to the UK and Australia soon, until then keep doing what you’re doing yall.

Love,
Bren”

Neck Deep Guitarist Leaves After Allegations

Neck DeepNeck Deep guitarist, Lloyd Roberts, has left the band after allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor surfaced on Tumblr. Recently a 17-year-old claims that Lloyd asked for nude photographs and sent the girl explicit messages and photos. She claims the events happened two years ago when she was 15 years old.

Other claims have been made against the band but mostly are focused on guitarist Lloyd Roberts and bass player Fil Thorpe-Evans and consist of explicit messages/photos between the girls and themselves. Roberts initially tweeted a response yesterday saying “If any one thinks I’ve done something wrong, please tell the police. I’ll be more than happy to help,” and “My previous statement still stands, until the point I hear otherwise I’m going to carry on with my life. Outside the internet.” but has since deleted his twitter.

We cannot verify the authenticity of these accusations now.

Neck Deep doesn’t expect having to cancel any shows now but we will keep you all updated on the situation when anything arrises.

Read Neck Deep‘s response below.

CHVRCHES Vocalist Responds to 4chan Misogynists

CHVRCHES

Lauren Mayberry, of CHVRCHES, took to Twitter to call out a misogynistic 4chan thread, saying, “Dear anyone who thinks misogyny isn’t real. It is and this is what it looks like.”

The chain refers to Mayberry and select scenes from her band’s recently released music video for “Leave A Trace.” The thread contained several gross and vulgar comments that objectify her.

This isn’t the first time that Lauren Mayberry has spoken out against misogyny against women in the music scene. In 2013 she wrote an op-ed with The Guardian on the abuse she has received since being in the band. She said, “Being part of a band born on the internet means a daily sift through a barrage of sexually explicit abuse, Why are female musicians expected to put up with this?” Earlier this year she responded to online threats she had received saying, “These people never learn that violence against women is unacceptable. But they also never learn that women will not be shamed and silenced and made to disappear. I am not going anywhere. So bring it on, motherfuckers. Let’s see who blinks first.”

Underoath to reunite at Self Help Fest

Underoath

There have been a lot of reunion rumors surrounding Underoath in the past few years. It started when some of the members confirmed their willingness to reconvene and the release of Tired Violence, a documentary about their farewell tour. Then on July 31, a mysterious sound clip and image that read “rebirth is coming” was shared via the Underoath’s social media. This led to rumors and speculation that the band might be returning. For what? No one could really guess. An our to all of our questions came in an video posted on their website and in an interview with Alternative press Aaron Gillespie and Spencer Chamberlain confirm that Underoath will reunite to take the stage at Self Help Fest in San Bernardino, California. Performing that night will be Aaron Gillespie (vocals/drums), Spencer Chamberlain (vocals), Tim McTague and James Smith (guitars), Grant Brandell (bass) and Chris Dudley (keyboards/programming). It is unclear if this is a permanent return or just a one-off reunion show but I image more will come to light soon.

You can find ticket information for Self Help Fest here

You can read the interview here where they talk more about the show and the reasons behind the reunion.

Dez Cadena, former Misfits guitarist, diagnosed with cancer.

After leaving the Misfits earlier this year Dez Cadena has revealed that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. Dez Cadena had toured with the group since its 2001 25th anniversary tour, until he left the band earlier this year. He was also a member of bands such as Black Flag, DC3, Vida, Ella & The Blacks, Redd Kross, and Flag. Earlier this year, Cadena had a malignant tumor removed from his larynx, leaving him briefly unable to sing, though he could still speak. A GoFundMe page has been set up to help with medical bills.

The page reads:

“Dez has just finished debilitating radiation treatments, and is confident he will return to active performance again within a year. So Dez has had to take a long break from touring and recording and he had no other income to pay for the quite expensive treatments and doctor’s bills. We ask you today to donate funds to help Dez’s cause, as this friendly man has given so much to the music community, and he is literally a living punk rock legend, having played on some of the classic records of the genre, and remains one of the most beloved members of the scene.”

We’ll keep you update when we get more information.

Fat Mike of NoFx Offered a Fan $100 to Leave Show.

Fat Mike of NoFx called out a fan for wearing a tie-dye shirt and looking like a hippie then offered him $100 to leave the show(via ConsequenceOfSound). Fat Mike then offered the man $20 for his shirt and the show continued. Watch exactly what happen in the video below.
This isn’t the first incident where many believe he has crossed a line, earlier this year he kicked a fan in the face after the fan ran on stage and put his arm around Fat Mike while he was playing. He claims it was reactionary because of pain in his back and has since apologized by letting the fan kick him in the dick.

Do you think this was just Fat Mike joking around and all in good fun or was he being a jerk intentionally? Let us know in the comments!