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Floridian quartet Amely are excited to announce that they will be releasing new digital EP Live Under Lights on April 19.

The band, who has just been named by Alternative Press as one of their 100 Bands You Need To Know 2011, will be touring with The Downtown Fiction, He Is We and Cady Groves to coincide with the EP release.

Live Under Lights contains live acoustic versions of their tracks “Hello World”, “Sing To You” and “Come Back To Me”, plus brand new acoustic track “I’m Not Missing You”. The EP also features the video for their acoustic performance of “Sing To You”. The EP comes ahead of their debut album, slated for a fall 2011 release.

“It was exciting to take a new approach on our songs in order to make them fit a live acoustic environment,” notes Amely singer Petie Pizarro. “There is also a brand new song on the EP entitled “I’m Not Missing You”. The song was recorded in Raleigh, North Carolina, where we have secluded ourselves from the rest of the world in an effort to write our first full-length record. We will come out of hiding in April, when we begin our tour with The Downtown Fiction. We just might even perform a new song or two!”

Tour dates are as follows:

Amely w/ The Downtown Fiction, He Is We, & Cady Groves
4.19.11- St.Louis, MO @ The Firebird
4.20.11- Evansville, IN @ Boney June’s
4.21.11- Columbus, OH @ The Basement
4.22.11- Richmond, VA @ The Canal Club
4.23.11-Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
4.25.11- Allentown, PA @ Crocodile Rock
4.26.11- Rochester, NY @ Water Street Music Hall
4.27.11- Albany, NY @ Valentine’s
4.28.11- Manchester, NH @ Rocko’s
5.3.11- Akron,OH @ Musica
5.4.11- Lansing, MI @ The Loft
5.5.11- Toledo, OH @ Frankies
5.6.11- Tinley Park, IL @ Mojoe’s Rock House


Welsh post-hardcore kings FUNERAL FOR A FRIEND and AOL’s are pleased to debut a brand new track entitled, ‘Spinning Over the Island’, cut from their upcoming full length release Welcome Home Armageddon, set to hit stores stateside on March 15th, 2011. Head to this link to hear the track! Fans can pre-order the new album at the Good Fight Music merch store. The band just released their new video for the single ‘Sixteen’, and it can be viewed at BlankTV. Welcome Home Armageddon will be released on the band’s new label, GOOD FIGHT MUSIC, and will reconnect them with the original label team that released the band’s first two major pieces of music, Seven Ways to Scream Your Name EP (2003), and Casually Dressed & Deep in Conversation (2003). This is their first offering of music since 2008’s Memory and Humanity, and promises to be a new musical direction for the band.


1. This Side Of Brightness
2. Old Hymns
3. Front Row Seats To The End of The World
4. Sixteen
5. Aftertaste
6. Spinning Over The Island
7. Man Alive
8. Owls (Are Watching)
9. Damned If You Do, Dead If You Don’t
10. Medicated
11. Broken Foundation
12. Welcome Home Armageddon

New York City-based rock quartet The Cringe has inked a label deal with Rock Ridge Music, who will release the band’s forthcoming fourth album in the fall.  Says band lead singer John Cusimano of the signing:  “We’ve wanted a label that is going to put the same amount of care and thought into the release of the record as we put into making it. We are all genuinely thrilled to have signed to Rock Ridge, who represent the very best of what the post-digital music business ought to be, and we’ve already begun strategizing with them on launching a successful and, we hope, notable record release.”

Says Rock Ridge Music President Jason Spiewak of the signing:  “We’re proud to have added The Cringe to the roster at Rock Ridge!  The Cringe put on an incredible live show, and any time you have an opportunity to sign a band that connects so well to their audience you have to go for it.  The band are truly hitting their stride creatively and we could not have started our working relationship at a more opportune time.”

The Cringe is currently hard at work on their fourth album, a process which has proven to be the band’s most collaborative, full-band effort to date on the songwriting side of things.  Recording is taking place for the first time at Cusimano’s home studio in upstate New York in the woods 200 miles north of Manhattan (previous releases were recorded at commercial studios in New York City). “In addition to allowing us to ice skate on a frozen pond between takes,” says Cusimano, “it’s given us plenty of time to wield an audio scalpel on these new tunes, flesh out and tweak arrangements, and engage in healthy, even heated debate over how to make the songs as rich, rocking and substantive as possible.”  Joining the band again in the engineer seat is Steve Hardy (Vertical Horizon, The Upwelling), with the band self-producing the effort.

In the midst of the recording process, The Cringe plans to head down to Austin, TX, during South By Southwest and are confirmed to play several unofficial sets during the course of the music festival.  In addition to performing at Rachael Ray’s annual Feedback Party at Stubbs on Saturday, March 19th, the band is also slated to appear at the 12th annual Heart of Texas Rockfest outdoor stage (at 5th and Colorado) and the Music Gorilla Fest.  The band plans also to hit the road very soon with dates across the U.S. to field-test the new songs further in front of audiences.

The Cringe has been bringing their music to fans across the country since 2004, and their forthcoming album is the follow-up to last year’s “Play Thing.”  The New York City band (lead singer John Cusimano, lead guitarist James Rotondi [ex-Air, Mr. Bungle], bassist Jonny Matias [ex-Crash Moderns] and drummer Shawn Pelton [“Saturday Night Live” Band, Bruce Springsteen]) have been lauded both for their incendiary performances and top-flight musicianship: “Cusimano’s infectious and insightful songwriting is the foundation for the band’s dynamic mix of artful, harmonic power pop and raw, aggressive punk garage-band energy,” said All Music Guide of their music.  Electronic Musician calls their sound “smart, poppy rock,” while The Pulse Magazine says the band “blaze[s] forth with a sense of rock that hearkens back to the days when combining genres was fresh and exciting.”

Sheffield, England’s WHILE SHE SLEEPS is pleased to announce a new single entitled “Be(lie)ve”, set for worldwide digital release by GOOD FIGHT MUSIC. The track is being released for purchase in the UK and mainland Europe on Monday, March 14th and in the U.S. on Tuesday, March 15th. The track will be available then on iTunes and other digital stores. “Be(lie)ve” was self-recorded and mixed by guitarist Mat Welsh in January 2011 in order to keep in tune with the band’s DIY ethics and style. A video has been recorded for the track and should also hit the internet in the beginning of March.

“Be(lie)ve” is a track that sets to bridge the gap between the band’s last album, The North Stands for Nothing, and a new, currently untitled album that the band is presently writing. As for the meaning behind the track, ‘Be(lie)ve’ sheds light on everything wrong that we see around us day after day in society, and how we rebel against it. The track reflects the passion and drive that is WHILE SHE SLEEPS.

WHILE SHE SLEEPS released their digital-only album, The North Stands for Nothing on GOOD FIGHT MUSIC in November.

Winning over the hearts of critics at the LA Times, NPR, USA Today, Billboard,, AOL Spinner and Stereogum, all-female Belgian rock choir sensations Scala & Kolacny Brothers continue their US breakthrough with the release of their full length self-titled debut and a North American tour this spring. The album, out March 15 on ATCO, features imaginative reinterpretations of songs from Radiohead, Kings of Leon, Depeche Mode, Nirvana and others, as well as the three haunting original compositions by Scala & Kolacny Brothers.

After a performance at SXSW, Scala & Kolacny Brothers will kick of their North American tour April 7 in Vancouver, BC. The group will hit major cities across the US and Canada, playing renowned rock venues, such as New York’s Webster Hall and Los Angeles’ El Rey Theater, while also debuting at Coachella on April 15.

Led by pianist/composer Steven Kolacny and his brother, conductor Stijn Kolacny, Scala & Kolacny Brothers “brilliantly haunting” (EW) version of Radiohead’s “Creep” underscored the trailer for ‘The Social Network’ to great acclaim (viewed by 4-million-plus on YouTube alone), and the group has continued to build buzz and fans stateside ever since. The LA Times praises their “sweet songbird attack,” and USA Today raves that their takes on rock classics “Creep” and “Smells Like Teen Spirit” are “even more haunting than the originals.”

Scala & Kolacny Brothers North American Tour Dates
Fri-Mar-18 Austin, TX Stubbs BBQ (SXSW)
Thu-Apr-7 Vancouver, BC Commodore Ballroom
Fri-Apr-8 Seattle, WA The Showbox Sodo
Sat-Apr-9 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre
Mon-Apr-11 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Tue-Apr-12 San Francisco, CA The Independent
Thu-Apr-14 Los Angeles, CA El Rey Theatre
Fri-Apr-15 Indio, CA Coachella
Wed-Apr-20 Boulder, CO Boulder Theatre
Fri-Apr-22 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue
Sat-Apr-23 Chicago, IL Park West
Mon-Apr-25 Washington, DC 9:30 Club
Tue-Apr-26 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Wed-Apr-27 Boston, MA House of Blues
Thu-Apr-28 New York, NY Webster Hall
Sat-Apr-30 Toronto, ON The Opera House
Sun-May-1 Montreal, QC Club Soda