Mychildren Mybride Ready To Blow Up Some More
MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE just released their sophomore record, Lost Boy, and the record is already seeing amazing numbers, including a new a debut charting position of #156 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart! Lost Boy also charted at #1 last week on CMJ’s Most Added chart in the Loud Rock category! These numbers are only the beginning of the success that Lost Boy is bound to see! MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE recently released an iPhone and iTouch app. The app is available now on iTunes right now! The app helps you to retrieve the latest MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE news and updates, watch videos, view photos, listen to music, and communicate with other fans. Make sure to catch MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE on the road now with HASTE THE DAY! The band is also headed out with AUGUST BURNS RED, which will take place in early July. To top off this exciting touring news, MYCHILDREN MYBRIDE has announced more dates after their run with AUGUST BURNS RED!
Tour Dates:
6/24 – Corpus Christi, TX
6/25 – Austin, TX
6/26 – Oklahoma City, OK
6/29 – Bloomington, IN
6/30 – Grand Rapids, MI
7/1 – Iowa City, IA
7/2 – Mariette, IL
7/5 – Lansing, MI
7/6 – Toledo, OH
7/7 – Akron, OH
7/8 – Elgin, IL
7/9 – Oshkosh, WI
7/17 – Wilamar, MN
7/28 – Charlotte, NC
7/29 – Lynchburg, VA
7/30 – Berlin, MD
7/31 – Elmira, NY
8/1 – London, ON
8/2 – Windsor, ON
8/3 – Ottawa, ON
8/4 – Trois-Rivières, QC
8/5 – Bucksport, ME
8/6 – Gilford, NH
8/7 – Worcester, MA
8/14 – Lewisberry, PA
9/5 – Frenchtown, NJ

There’s A New Anberlin Album Coming
Universal Republic rockers Anberlin will release their much-buzzed about fifth studio album, Dark Is The Way, Light is a Place,on September 21st. The band recorded it at Nashville’s renowned Blackbird Studio with Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine), who won the GRAMMY® award for Producer of the Year, Non-Classical earlier this year. “Impossible” – the driving lead single that soars with an exhilarating pop Foo Fighters vibe as it captures love’s tug of war – will go to radio in mid-July. “We Owe This To Ourselves,” another track from Dark Is The Way, Light is a Place, will be the main song used on ESPN’s X-Games this summer. The forthcoming record follows Anberlin’s New Surrender, which was the band’s second album to debut in the Top 20 of The Billboard 200. “Feel Good Drag,” New Surrender’s first single, hit No. 1 on the Modern Rock charts and now holds the record as the longest-charting single in Modern Rock history. Named 2009’s “Rock Song of the Year” by FMQB, it will be a featured song on the in-store version of “Guitar Hero 6,” due out this September. Anberlin’s cover of New Order’s “True Faith” appeared on the subsequently released deluxe version of New Surrender and was tapped for the season finale of The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries.” Anberlin, which formed in Winter Haven, FL in 2002, has sold over 700,000 albums and toured the world, sharing stages with American Rejects, My Chemical Romance, Taking Back Sunday, Paramore and many others. Dark Is The Way, Light is a Place – which takes its title from a line in Dylan Thomas’ “Poem On His Birthday” – examines the battle implicit in life and in love. “Love is a friction, a chemistry,” says Anberlin’s front man, Stephen Christian. “We need to fight it out in a good way, not with threats of leaving, but to, in love, find an understanding.” If such an understanding isn’t reached, the consequences can be shattering, as detailed in the hypnotic “The Art of War,” which veers from slow burn to full sonic assault and the heart wrenching “Take Me As You Found Me.”The cathartic “To The Wolves”tackles betrayal head-on while in the gentle, acoustic “Down,” the protagonist puts the blame squarely on himself (”feel like a shell of yesteryear gone by/bad decisions like ghosts that just won’t die”). The way may be dark, but a powerful vision of light permeates the album. The anthemic “We Owe This To Ourselves” is a resounding call to action: “we owe this to ourselves/to fight, to lead/we owe this to ourselves/we just can’t let this go.” This deeply rooted conviction speaks not only to Anberlin’s view of romantic love, but also to the band’s belief that we’re accountable for our relationship with the world at large. To that end, Anberlin has been involved in numerous humanitarian efforts. They’ve spent time in Africa, working with a local charity to meet the needs of a small community, and traveled to Calcutta, India with Faceless International, where they helped to raise awareness about the dangers of human trafficking. Co-founded by Stephen Christian (lead singer), Faceless International aims to defend the plight of exploited people worldwide who have gone faceless and unknown for far too long. The organization raises awareness about social issues happening throughout the global community, providing first hand experience and education through trips around the world and solution-based opportunities through regional resources.

Facedown Records Debuts In the Midst of Lions Album
In the Midst of Lions will be releasing their debut Facedown album The Heart of Man on August 3rd and you can pre-order the album. In the Midst of Lions has also posted a song from their upcoming album. You can hear The Heart of Man and have a look at their fresh Myspace profile here.

Mae Announces Reunion And Tour
In 2007, Mae released their first and only major label album entitled SINGULARITY. Shortly thereafter, the band announced the departure of longtime keyboardist, ROB SWEITZER and bassist, MARK PADGETT. After three full length albums, both critical and fan acclaim, worldwide touring, and over a half million album sales, the music world breathed a collective gasp — as for the first time ever the future of the band lay in question. Embattled, the remaining three members, lead vocalist DAVE ELKINS, guitarist ZACH GEHRING, AND, drummer JACOB MARSHALL soldiered on as determined as ever with a newfound purpose, new hope, and a new set of goals. The start of 2009 marked the beginning of the band’s “12 SONGS. 12 MONTHS. 1 GOAL. MAKE A DIFFERENCE.” campaign and over the course of the year, the band embarked on a year-long journey to help those less fortunate and raise awareness about important humanitarian issues. Giving away all profits from digital downloads on the band’s website, the band raised over $65,000 in donations to fully fund the construction of a home for a family in need in Newport News, VA in conjunction with Habitat For Humanity and partnered with DonorsChoose.org to fund educational projects in all 50 states. Not content with the status quo and unabashedly not afraid of change, Mae is proud to announce the reunion of the quintet most known for their seminal releases, DESTINATION: BEAUTIFUL (2003), THE EVERGLOW (2005), and SINGULARITY (2007). DAVE ELKINS, ZACH GEHRING, JACOB MARSHALL, ROB SWEITZER and, MARK PADGETT, will reunite for the “Goodbye, Goodnight Tour” this fall. Says ELKINS about the reunion, “Life is cyclical and all about the way we cope with change. The MAE that has been for the last 2 and half years has been quite an accomplishment on it’s own merit, but ever since Rob and Mark’s departure it seemed that every accomplishment was still incomplete. This reunion is a way for MAE to get back to what we were always meant to be – Rob, Zach, Jacob, Mark, and myself. Finally, we are back to what MAE needed most, each other.” The “Goodbye, Goodnight Tour” will kick off in early October and run through the end of November. The band’s first performance together in over 3 years took place in Singapore on June 19th and while the long term future of the band beyond this tour is unclear, the “Goodbye, Goodnight Tour” will mark the band’s indefinite farewell. The band plans to announce openers and tour dates in the weeks to come. Says SWEITZER “I am looking forward to playing music live with Zach, Jacob, Mark and Dave again. It did not take long during rehearsals to see that we have chemistry as a band even after being apart for 3 years. It is already apparent that there is a renewed energy and enjoyment in playing live together again.” GEHRING adds, “Despite all the change that we’ve been through, both personally, and as MAE, the underlying creative current is still refreshingly strong.” And for the future? Says ELKINS, “The future is as unpredictable as it has always been. We will take advantage of this tour to express our gratitude to our fans and enjoy the bond that we’ve grown and are growing again among the five of us.”

David Crowder Band Release New EP
David Crowder*Band is releasing a four song EP today exclusively on iTunes titled Summer Happiness. The EP features acoustic versions of Church Music favorites “Oh, Happiness,” “How He Loves,” “Alleluia, Sing” and “Shadows”. The latest studio album from the band, Church Music, is currently on sale at iTunes for $7.99. David Crowder*Band will also present the first ever “Crowder’s Fantastical Church Music Conference” this fall. The conference whose stellar line-up includes Louie Giglio, Rob Bell, Matt Redman, Francis Chan, Matt Maher, Jars of Clay, Leeland, Gungor, Derek Webb and more will take place on Sept. 30 through Oct. 2 in Crowder’s hometown of Waco, TX.
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Josh Scogin Solo Tour Dates
Supporting the release of his debut album as A Rose By Any Other Name, Josh Scogin has announced his first string of tour dates for this solo project. While widely known for his work in heavy music (The Chariot/Norma Jean) this is the world’s first look at his acoustic rock/alt-country compositions. Confirmed dates below:
Tour Dates:
7/16 – Douglasville, GA
7/17 – East Ridge, TN
7/18 – Ft. Smith, AR
7/19 – Lindale, TX
7/20 – Plano, TX
7/22 – Waco, TX
7/23 – Austin, TX
7/25 – The Woodlands, TX

Bradley Hathaway Announces New Album
Spoken word poet turned folk singer songwriter Bradley Hathaway has digitally released his fourth album entitled A Thousand Angry Panthers. The four song EP is a quick emotional glimpse into the recent life of Hathaway. Loss, love, searching and faith intertwine themselves throughout Panthers all the while we enjoy the soft twang of Hathaways contagious voice. We live in a world that is suffering from the epidemic of distraction. Constantly we are being beckoned to have our attention and thoughts pulled away from that which is pivotal to life, existence, and eternity. Inevitably we enter a sort of drowsiness, brought on by the barrage of necessity and amusements around us, all of which slowly chip away at our passions, our consciences, and ultimately, our souls. A function of art is to remind, to awaken, and to bring back into clarity that which matters most. In a sense, great art is the cold water that startles us, the loud noise that rattles us out of this sort of daze. As David Dark once shared, revelatory art is the foundation of the id ea of apocalypse. That is, that the greatest art is that which breaks through the illusions and facades of the status quo or the way things are, thus enabling us to experience restored vision once again. In these four songs, Bradley seeks to do just that by unveiling the deeper realities that surround and penetrate our lives. Whether it is the tragedies and darkness that infect the world or the brutalities that stay latched inside a home, he challenges us to enter into this collection of songs and to emerge with new eyes and intent ears. Bradleys writing has never been more acute, more personal, and more focused on waking us out of our stupors and into revelation. Welcome to apocalypse. Hathaway has previously toured the world with the likes of mewithoutYou, Blindside, The Chariot, As Cities Burn and more. You can catch him this summer on the main stage of the Cornerstone festival in Illinois where you can pick up a physical copy of A Thousand Angry Panthers. After six straight years of touring, playing over 200 shows a year all over the world, Hathaway is taking a much needed break to go back to school in Arkansas but he assures his fans, this is not the end: “I’m just taking a much needed breather, but I’ve every intention to keep writing and hit the road full time again in the near future. I just want to drive the same streets, see the same people, sleep in the same bed, and eat the same foods for a time. In the meantime everyone enjoy my recorded albums and I’ll see them again soon.”

T&N Signs Swimming With Dolphins
Tooth & Nail Records would like to welcome Minneapolis, Minnesota’s Swimming With Dolphins to their artist roster. Formerly of Owl City, frontman Austin Tofte has created ambient electronica pop inspired by the ocean and fond childhood memories of America’s largest lakes. The band will head into the studio this summer to record their Tooth & Nail debut. “I’m more than excited to announce Tooth & Nail as the home of Swimming With Dolphins,” shares Tofte about the recent signing. “I grew up inspired by so many T&N artists. It’s a great honor now to be a part of this family.” Independently releasing “Ambient Blue EP,” Swimming With Dolphins have already attracted a huge fanbase, which has only grown thanks to tours with the likes of Owl City, Lydia, We Are The In Crowd and Places and Numbers. In addition, AbsolutePunk.net has raved about the band and commented, “To say that Swimming With Dolphins have potential is an understatement.”
For more information on Swimming With Dolphins, visit:

The Burial Signs To Strike First
From South Bend, IN comes a band fervent in their ministry and unequivocal in their message. The Burial have been making a name for themselves in the midwest and beyond since 2005. After several DIY tours and a release on Sancrosanct Records, The Burial are poised for solid growth with their Strike First debut, The Winepress. The Burial plays finely executed metal inspired by Becoming the Archetype, Black Dahlia Murder, and Living Sacrifice, and they’re not inhibited about the substance of their music. “There is a war for your mind and soul, whether you believe or not; an enemy who will stop at nothing to destroy you. At the heart of our music is the worship of a Holy God, and a call to aggressive spiritual warfare.” The Winepress will be available on Strike First Records August 17th.
For more information on The Burial, visit:

As Hell Retreats Summer Tour
Strike First Records’ As Hell Retreats is heading out in July with The Advocate for a summer tour. As Hell Retreats is touring in support of their 2010 release, Revival.
Tour Dates:
7/4 – Freeburg, IL
7/5 – Evansville, IN
7/7 – Elkhart, IN
7/8 – Kokomo, IN
7/9 – Chillicothe, OH
7/10 – Huntington, WV
7/11 – Lynchburg, VA
7/12 – Hickory, NC
7/13 – Lancaster, SC
7/15 – Dacula, GA
7/16 – McDonough, GA
7/17 – Fayetteville, GA
7/18 – Douglasville, GA
7/19 – Cookeville, TN
7/20 – Nashville, TN
7/21 – Greenbrier, TN
7/22 – Clarksville, TN
For more information on As Hell Retreats, visit:

Cool Tour VIP Packages Available
Heads up! Sales of the COOL TOUR VIP “Cooler Packages” ends June 28th. The exciting packages include: 1 COOL TOUR Atticus T-shirt, 1 autographed COOL TOUR poster, and 1 souvenir laminate for $20 plus the cost of the ticket. You can buy these packages through the ticketing page for each event, which can be found here. 2010 witnesses the inaugural year of COOL TOUR, in association with Metal Blade Records, Atticus Black by Atticus Clothing, and Musician’s Institute College of Contemporary Music, and features AS I LAY DYING, UNDEROATH, BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME, BLESSTHEFALL, THE ACACIA STRAIN, ARCHITECTS, CANCER BATS, and WAR OF AGES. COOL TOUR is brought to you by Ibanez, Ding, Alternative Press, altpress.com, Invisible Children, Facedown Records, Mesa Boogie, Ampeg, Live Nation, The Agency Group and Good Fight Entertainment. COOL TOUR 2010 begins on July 12th in Orlando, FL, and comes to a halt in San Francisco, CA on August 1st. Tickets are on sale now, and are available through all Ticketmaster locations and online at www.ticketmaster.com, unless otherwise noted. The anticipation is building, so make sure to get your tickets soon for COOL TOUR 2010; sure to be a tour you don’t want to miss!

Amber Pacific Post New Video
AMBER PACIFIC has teamed up with TEEN.COM for the exclusive premiere of their brand new music video for “Three Words”. “Three Words” is the first single off of AMBER PACIFIC’s new album, Virtues. The video can be seen here. Seattle-based Amber Pacific is fueled by a desire and yearning that has been the driving force in their career since day one. The current line up seems to be the strongest and most talented yet. Members Jesse Cottam on Vocals, Will Nutter and Davy Rispoli on Guitar, Greg Strong on Bass and Dango on Drums have a fresh start on a new label and couldn’t be more ready to take on the world. “We’re all really excited to be on Victory. We expect a lot of good and very big things to happen,” says Will Nutter. Originally known under the name Follow Through, an expired version of the band enjoyed a run of fame when participating in the Vans Warped Tour from 2004-2007 and sharing a string of dates with Matchbook Romance on the Sub City Take Action Tour in the spring of 2006. Amber Pacific proved that the “sophomore release curse” was a myth when they challenged it head on, releasing Truth in Sincerity in 2007. The title landed itself a deserving number 64 on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts. However, it wasn’t all smooth sailing on the success wave. In February of 2008, lead vocalist Matt Young left Amber Pacific to pursue a career in public education. Luckily, after feverish searching, the remaining members stumbled upon “neighbor – to – the – north” Canadian singer Jesse Cottam. “We set up an audition system via email account,” says Nutter. “There were about 250-300 submissions and out of that, there were only three people who were maybe good enough to do it.” After weeks of frustration, Nutter turned to YouTube, searching for homemade videos of radio hits, in hopes that maybe someone would grab his attention. “I was entertaining the idea of maybe having a girl singer, so I typed in ‘Katy Perry – I Kissed a Girl’ and Jesse’s video popped up. At first I wasn’t sure what to expect, but after watching, I immediately reached out to him about flying in for an audition.” Present day finds Amber Pacific with a breath of fresh air. Having added a vocalist that gives the band an extra boost, they’ve written what can be called their best record to date; Virtues is available now on Victory Records.
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