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@CMJ Interview with Black City Lights; Another Life out NOW! @BLKCTYLGHTS @THESYNDOTCOM

Wellington, New Zealand’s Black City Lights’ debut EP Parallels and current album, Another Life, on Stars and Letters Records, has already garnered the group critical acclaim, and put the group on stage with some of the most popular acts of the day (Grimes, anyone?) Their stellar output also saw them receiving (2) grants from the […]

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MANALIVE (EX. KILL YOUR IDOLS, ENSIGN, NORA) NEW EP STREAMING/OUT NOW! @manalivenj @bittermelodyrec

New Jersey hardcore collective Manalive are releasing their new EP No Profit in Suicide today. The five song EP, which is currently streaming on the band’s bandcamp page (link below) is available as a 7” on vinyl as well as on cassette via Bitter Melody Records (US) and Goodwill Records (GER). Listen to Manalive’s new EP No Profit In Suicide here: manalivenj.bandcamp.com

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@CMJ Interview with Happy Fangs; Self-Titled EP available NOW! @happyfangs @thesyndotcom

Comprised of Rebecca Gone Bad from My First Earthquake and Mr. Michael Cobra from King Loses Crown, San Francisco, California garage-pop duo Happy Fangs made their way to NYC to be a part of the grand spectacle that is CMJ. By all accounts, CMJ is self-destructive blend of everything the music industry is about: Half […]

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THE MISSION UK ANNOUNCE SILVER CD/DVD PACKAGE FOR OCT 22nd 25th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES W/ ORIGINAL LINEUP @thesyndotcom

THE MISSION UK ANNOUNCE SILVER CD/DVD PACKAGE FOR OCT 22nd 25th ANNIVERSARY PERFORMANCES W/ ORIGINAL LINEUP Slimstyle Records has announced an October 22nd U.S. release date for The Mission UK’s Silver.   Celebrating the 25th anniversary of alt-rock/Goth Rock legends, Silver includes two-DVD’s and an audio CD documenting The Mission UK’s 2011 performances in London, Cologne and Frankfurt. These shows re-unite original members Wayne Hussey(singer/guitarist), Craig Adams (bassist) and Simon […]

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ANDREW W.K. TO PUBLISH THE PARTY BIBLE BOOK @andrewwk @thesyndotcom

ANDREW W.K. TO PUBLISH THE PARTY BIBLE BOOKTHROUGH SIMON & SCHUSTER New York, NY, Thursday, September 26, 2013 – Andrew W.K. announced today that his first book about partying, The Party Bible, will be published by Simon & Schuster. The announcement, first broken on The A.V. Club, is accompanied by a video of the “Party Hard” rock icon’s physical and mental preparation […]

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THE BLUES AND GREYS DEBUT EP, BRIGHT LIGHTS, OUT OCT. 15 @thesyndotcom

Growing up in rural Northern California, The Blues and Greys’ Lindsey Waldon was raised as the daughter of a working jazz singer. “At an early age I watched my mother perform. I remember being fascinated with how that style of music allowed her to express so many different emotions. It was complex and beautiful all […]

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CITY RIOTS (AUS) RELEASE LP FOR U.S., SEA OF BRIGHT LIGHTS @thesyndotcom

“It’s the sound where the poetry is found: hypnotic and pretty” – Rolling Stone Australia  “Choruses that sneak their way into your subconscious until you’re humming them along involuntarily – 4.5/5” – Sputnik Music  “It was more important for us to make songs that work as a cohesive album that a few big singles and […]

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ACTIVATOR (NYHC) TO RELEASE SELF-TITLED LP ON SEPTEMBER 17th CO-PRODUCTION BY JIM WILLIAMS (MAXIMUM PENALTY)

Boasting a sound that captures the raw hardcore meets galloping thrash metal of 80’s NYHC cross-over, Activator is coming! Side-stepping the modern metal-core era, the New York based quartet reference such iconic bands as Leeway, The Crumbsuckers, The Cro-Mags and Absolution in their approach. While Activator has existed for several years and has played stages […]

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Download Grandfather and Eminence’s new albums right here, right now! @eminenceband @thesyndotcom

From Brooklyn to Brazil, Live High Five has got you covered! Right now, you can download and/stream new album by one of the best bands to come out of NYC in a while, GRANDFATHER’s In Human Form. And while we’re at it, why not cop yourself a copy of Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s maniac metalheads, EMINENCE’s new […]

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CLASSROOM BATTLES PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO WITH VIRGIN RED ROOM; “CALL TO ARMS” SINGLE OUT NOW @thesyndotcom

CLASSROOM BATTLES PREMIERE MUSIC VIDEO WITH VIRGIN RED ROOM  “CALL TO ARMS” SINGLE OUT NOW Virgin Red Room has the world premiere of Classroom Battles’ music video for the song, “Call To Arms.” Balancing punchy pop-synths with soulful vocals, the group (whose members reside between Ireland, France and The U.S.) are making a serious play for your […]

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WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER album GOLDKINDER out 8/13th @thesyndotcom @wbtbwbofficial

Still loving the name of this band, and the single is heavy as shit! Check it out at their website and cop the full album on 8/13! WE BUTTER THE BREAD WITH BUTTER NEW ALBUM, GOLDKINDER, AVAILABLE IN U.S. (AUGUST 13th) “We had about 80 songs recorded during this time, but we kept throwing away recordings […]

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Check out the new video, “FAMOUS,” from Brazil’s BLACK DRAWING CHALKS! @sxsw #brazil #rockandroll

Cool! My first post about a band from Brazil! Black Drawing Chalks, hailing from Goiania, is perfect for all of you QOTSA-types, with a fuzzy blend of straight forward Rock n Roll, and have already shared bills with every act to make me drool incessantly. GnR, RATM, Motorhead? These guys have done it. Now, they’re […]

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Interview with Sandro Schiena from UK’s TURNPIKE GLOW, who’re making Indie Pop fun again! @thesyndotcom @turnpikeglow

London, England quartet Turnpike Glow are every indie-popper’s dream… Fun, bouncy, energy-laden tunes to rile up the audience and put a smile on your face. Catchy and infectious, Turnpike Glow already are what every band in Williamsburg band wishes they could be… Worthy of that solid 5.5 write up from those pretentious and never-happy-unless-it’s-Kanye types […]

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