“take this as an opportunity to discover that talent that hides within a cage” —Absolute Punk Deemed by Alternative Press Magazine as one of the 100 bands to watch in 2010—Deas Vail are ready to let their voice be heard with the release their Mono vs Stereo retail debut Birds & Cages OUT TODAY.  The band will also embark on endless touring this year starting off with an already sold out 20-city trek with Owl City followed by a spring tour with Copeland (dates below).   See the exclusive video premier of ‘Excuses’ today at: http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/   Vail’s Birds & Cages is the second release from the newly revived record label, Mono vs. Stereo, a partnership between Gotee Records and Relient K.

See them live: With Owl City (dates sold out)

1/26          Majestic Theater                 Madison, WI
1/27          20th Century Theater           Cincinnati, OH
1/28          Newport Music Hall              Columbus, OH
1/29          Rector                               Towson, MD
1/30          Norva                                        Norfolk, VA
2/1            Music Farm                         Charleston, SC
2/2            Freebird Live                       Jacksonville, FL
2/3            State Theater                     St Petersburg, FL
2/4            Culture Room                      Ft Lauderdale, FL
2/5            House Of Blues                   Orlando, FL
2/6            The Melting Pot                   Athens, GA
2/8            WorkPlay Theater                        Birmingham, AL
2/9            Varsity Theater                   Baton Rouge, LA
2/10          Revolution Music Room        Little Rock, AR With Copeland
3/2            Cat’s Cradle                        Carrboro, NC
3/3            Recher                               Towson, MD
3/5            Theater of Living Arts          Philadelphia, PA
3/6            Middle East                                Cambridge, MA
3/8            Bowery Ballroom                 NYC, NY
3/9            Music Hall                          Brooklyn, NY
3/11          Mr. Small’s                         Millville, PA
3/12          Musica                               Akron, OH
3/13          Small Planet                       E. Lansing, MI
3/14          Metro                                Chicago, IL
3/15          Varsity Theater                   Minneapolis, MN
3/17          Slowdown                           Omaha, NE
3/18          Granada Theater                 Lawrence, KS
3/19          Gothic                               Englewood, CO
3/20          Murray Theater                    Murray, UT
3/22          El Corazon                          Seattle, WA
3/23          Hawthorne                         Portland, OR
3/25          Glass House                       Pomona, CA
3/26          El Rey                                Los Angeles, CA
3/27          Slim’s                                        San Francisco, CA
3/29          UCSD                                 La Jolla, CA
3/30          Clubhouse                          Tempe, AZ
4/1            Emo’s                                Austin, TX
4/2            The Door                            Dallas, TX
4/3            The Marquee                       Tulsa, OK
4/5            Rocketown                         Nashville, TN
4/6            Square Room                      Knoxville, TN
4/7            Masquerade                        Atlanta, GA
4/8            State Theater                     St Petersburg, FL
4/9            Culture Room                      Ft. Lauderdale, FL
4/10          The Social                          Orlando, FL
4/11          The Social                          Orlando, FL
Summer dates to be announced soon.  




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HM Magazine Turns 35

In 1985, Doug Van Pelt photocopied a letter-sized sheets of paper, bound them together, and handed them out in person on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin. It's all digital now, but, along the way, Van Pelt stirred up quite a few waves, played some seriously heavy music, and made a few friends along the way. Here: A quick look back at the magazine's 35-year history with Van Pelt and new owner, David Stagg.


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Most of these days, the sun rises and sets on a world that feels like it's dying. Across the pond, where Employed to Serve calls home, they're learning how to support their latest record a year into its release. HM contributor Andrew Voigt recently sat down with Justine Jones to learn more about the band, marrying your bandmates, and their outside shot at touring with Rammstein.


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