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Album Review: Real Friends – ‘Composure’

You know the phrase, “It’s about to get real,” right? Well, Real Friends just released a brand-new record. For real. This is real life. Friday, July 13th, the Chicago pop punkers released their third record, Composure, via Fearless Records. The joke’s on you if you think Composure is anything but gimmicky though. The record has quite the tumultuous backstory, with lead singer Dan Lambton’s anxiety, depression and recent bi-polar diagnosis. He even took a break from the band in its entirety, after manic episodes, panic attacks and breakdowns. The band…

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WATCH: The American Scene Tease New Album

The American Scene have posted a video with hints about their third album. You can watch the video after the jump. The album is expected to be released later this year on Pure Noise Records and will be the follow up to the band’s second album Safe For Now. You can catch The American Scene supporting Balance And Composure on their headlining tour at a number of dates starting next month. To catch them live, buy concert tickets here. For more music from The American Scene, you can purchase a…

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Balance & Composure Frontman Will Miss Two Shows; Shows Will Go On With Friends’ Help

Due to a family emergency, Jon Simmons (the frontman of Balance & Composure) will be missing two shows. However, the band has announced that they will still be playing those shows thanks to the help of some friends. Check out exactly what they had to say about it below, after the jump. Want to catch Balance & Composure live? Buy concert tickets here! And you can purchase a CD of their music here. Please follow and like us:

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Indie News Rock 

WATCH: Manchester Orchestra & Kevin Devine Weezer Covers

Recently while on tour, Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine covered Weezer’s songs “Tired of Sex” and “Say It Ain’t So.” Matt Sharp, the original bassist for Weezer, was there along with them, playing bass for the songs. Weren’t there to see these covers in person? Don’t fret! You can watch videos of them below, after the jump. To get in on the action and see Manchester Orchestra and Kevin Devine (along with Balance + Composure) live on tour, buy concert tickets here. In addition, purchase a CD of Manchester Orchestra’s…

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Indie News 

Kevin Devine Announces Europe & UK Summer Tour

Kevin Devine has announced that he’s going to heading across the pond to Europe and the UK to play some shows this July and August. Check out the dates, venues, and information regarding tickets below, after the jump. Before he heads over there, he’ll be playing on a tour with Manchester Orchestra and Balance + Composure in the US. Buy concert tickets for that tour here. Want to listen to some of Kevin Devine’s music as you’re getting pumped up to see him live? You can purchase a CD here….

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Manchester Orchestra, The Mowgli’s, Brick + Mortar Announce Shows

This summer, Manchester Orchestra, The Mowgli’s and Brick + Mortar will be playing two shows together! Take a look at the venues and dates below, after the jump. If those two dates don’t suit your schedule, but you’d still like to see Manchester Orchestra live, you can buy concert tickets for their tour with Kevin Devine and Balance & Composure here. And for more music from Manchester Orchestra, you can purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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VAULT INTERVIEW: Coheed & Cambria

Back in 2013, we had the pleasure of interviewing Travis Stever of Coheed and Cambria. With the audio a little wonky, we were hesitant to release, but with such an overwhelming (not to mention flattering!) demand from fans, we’ve made the decision to release this one from the vault. Now, we are proud to finally reveal that audio, and let fans inside Stever’s mind as we discuss everything from fads of the industry (hint: Rock Band) to the band’s previous tour with Balance and Composure. Claudio’s dog even makes an…

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Balance & Composure “Tiny Raindrop”

As a thank you to their fans, Balance & Composure released the final b-side to their new album, The Things we Think We’re Missing. It is a stripped down version of the very popular “Tiny Raindrop” found on the album. It can be downloaded and streamed below. You can purchase a CD here, and buy concert tickets here. Please follow and like us:

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No Sleep Records Release ‘No Sleep Till The Holidays 2’

No Sleep Records has released their annual holiday album ‘No Sleep Till The Holidays 2’. This compilation features  bands that are apart of the No Sleep Records family like, Maps For Travelers,State Faults, Daisyhead who recently joined the No Sleep family, and more. No Sleep Records is an independent record label founded in 2006 by Chris Hansen and based out of California. No Sleep is most known for releasing albums by Balance and Composure, Into It. Over It, La Dispute and The Wonder Years. They’re also known for offering tons of…

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STREAM: Balance And Composure “Keepsake”

Balance And Composure, with help from Circa Survive’s Anthony Green, have released a new song entitled “Keepsake” for free stream. Check it out here and buy concert tickets here. Purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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