James Durbin will be hitting a town near you in the new year! Check out the newly announced tour dates in full over at http://durbinrock.com/tour-dates
The SnoCore Tour, a celebration of music and winter sports, is back after a two-year absence. The tour has spanned more than fourteen years, running annually from 1996 to 2010 and was established as a way to fill the musical void during the winter months which was traditionally overlooked by other tour packages that are focused on spring and summer. In its first year, SnoCore showcased such bands as Sublime and Less Than Jake, over the years everyone from Blink-182 to Incubus to Everclear to System of a Down graced the SnoCore stage. Now, after a brief hiatus, Wind-up Records and TKO are proud to be uniting to bring SnoCore back to the winter 2014 music scene and back to its roots.
“We are thrilled to be re-launching SnoCore!” says Ed Vetri President and CEO of Wind-up Records. "This tour has been a fan favorite since it began and has always featured both established and up and coming amazing live bands. We are looking forward to making this THE winter music event for many years to come.”
The Pretty Reckless is headlining, Heaven’s Basement, The Letter Black, Crobot plus one band chosen from the international artist platform, ReverbNation, will also play in each market. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased here. Tour dates and more information is listed below.
The Pretty Reckless will release their sophomore studio album Going To Hell this March via Razor & Tie. The band formed in 2009 and released their debut album Light Me Up in 2010 as well as a follow-up EP Hit Me Like A Man in 2012. After two years on the road supporting Light Me Up, the band has risen through rock ‘n’ roll’s ranks to become a polarizing presence. Over the course of their debut and EP, the quartet has sold over one million combined albums and digital singles and have supported Evanescence, Guns N’ Roses and Marilyn Manson on tour in addition to headline runs in both the U.S. and abroad. Momsen and her bandmates delivered nothing short of killer performances on their just-wrapped headlining North American “Going To Hell Tour” and the band will support Fall Out Boy on tour in Europe March 2014 after SnoCore wraps. Watch the Fan Instagram video for the current single “Heaven Knows”, about to break the Rock Radio Top 20, and view the music video for “Going To Hell”, both tracks from the forthcoming album.
Heaven’s Basement have been making a name for themselves via their relentless touring and fiery live show plus music that features huge guitar riffs, killer melodies and an arena-rock sound. Formed in the East Midlands in England, Heaven’s Basement have toured with the likes of The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Papa Roach, Shinedown, Halestorm, Seether and more. Kerrang declared, “Heaven's Basement play as if their lives depend on it. They should already be a big name - bristling riffs and jagged, riotous hooks are their poison and exceptional is not too strong a word.” The band’s debut album, FILTHY EMPIRE, is in stores now via Red Bull Records; the first single from the album, “Fire, Fire,” cracked the Top 10 on the Active Rock Radio chart. Heaven’s Basement’s new single, “Nothing Left To Lose,” is set to impact at Active Rock in January; the video can be seen here. Heaven’s Basement is Aaron Buchanan (vocals), Sid Glover (guitar), Rob Ellershaw (bass), and Chris Rivers (drums).
The Letter Black burst onto the alternative rock landscape with their EP followed by the full-length debut, Hanging On By A Thread, in 2010 - now one of label Tooth & Nail’s top selling debuts in recent memory. The Letter Black has also had radio success with four radio singles from their debut, “Best of Me” (CHR No. 17), “Hanging On By A Thread” (CHR No. 23, Rock No. 6), “Believe” (Rock No. 4) and “New Fire” (Rock No. 17). Media have also gravitated to this heavy-hitting band as they have been covered in Revolver, AOL Noisecreep and AOL RadioBlog. Tooth & Nail Records’ Pennsylvania-based rockers released their sophomore project, Rebuild in November 2013. The band is vocalist Sarah Anthony, guitarist Mark Anthony, bassist Matt Beal and drummer Taylor Carroll.
Central Pennsylvania band Crobot recently signed to Wind-up Records. The band is currently in the studio with famed producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes) to work on their 2014 Wind-up album release, the follow-up to their self-released debut album, The Legend of the Spaceborne Killer. Crobot embodies a mixture of groove-heavy riff-rock that will want to make you bang your head and shake your ass. Think of them as Wolfmother’s American cousins on acid who smell like leather and whose music scorches your ears like hot sauce to the taste. You can't help but feel that you are taken into another dimension and back again with the songs of Crobot. Crobot will be on tour in select cities across the United States in 2014 with Clutch and The Sword before heading out with SnoCore. Crobot is Brandon Yeagley (Lead Vocals, Harmonica), Chris Bishop (Guitar, Vocals), Jake Figuroa (Bass) and Paul Figuroa (Drums).
Using ReverbNation’s state-of-the-art reviewing dashboard, SnoCore will choose an up-and-coming artist to play in each market. Over three million musicians and bands use ReverbNation to manage their online presence and advance their careers through strategic industry opportunities. ReverbNation artists can submit to be selected through the opportunity listings in their free online profile here from January 29 through February 23.
For more information about SnoCore or any of the artists on the tour, please go to the SnoCore website.
SnoCore Tour Dates (Routing Subject To Change):
01/29 Lincoln, NE Bourbon Theatre
01/30 Des Moines, IA Wooly's
01/31 Minneapolis, MN Mill City Nights
02/01 Milwaukee, WI The Eagles Hall
02/02 Joliet, IL Mojoes
02/04 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
02/05 Toronto, ON Phoenix Concert Theatre
02/07 Rochester, NY Montage Music Hall
02/08 Worcester, MA The Palladium
02/09 Albany, NY Upstate Concert Hall
02/11 Baltimore, MD Sound Stage
02/12 New York, NY Irving Plaza
02/13 Allentown, PA Maingate Nightclub
02/14 State College, PA Levels
02/15 Lancaster, PA Chameleon
02/19 Denver, CO The Summit Music Hall
02/21 Las Vegas, NV Vinyl - Hard Rock Hotel Casino
02/22 Santa Ana, CA The Observatory
02/23 W. Hollywood, CA House of Blues
Wind-up Records is proud to announce the signing of Central Pennsylvania band Crobot. The band is currently in the studio with famed producer Machine (Clutch, Lamb of God, Cobra Starship, Gym Class Heroes) to work on their 2014 Wind-up album release, the follow-up to their self-released debut album, The Legend of the Spaceborne Killer.
Of the signing singer Brandon Yeagley said “Crobot has found the mother caravan in signing with Wind-up Records who will keep our stones from growing moss. After all, you can take the heart out of a gypsy, but you can't take the gypsy out of a heart."
Crobot embodies a mixture of groove-heavy riff-rock that will want to make you bang your head and shake your ass. Think of them as Wolfmother’s American cousins on acid who smell like leather and whose music scorches your ears like hot sauce to the taste. You can't help but feel that you are taken into another dimension and back again with the songs of Crobot. Get to know the band better through their insightful new series, Crobot TV here.
Crobot will be on tour in select cities across the United States in 2014 with Clutch and The Sword. The 15-date tour begins on January 2 in Asheville, NC. Crobot is Brandon Yeagley (Lead Vocals, Harmonica), Chris Bishop (Guitar, Vocals), Jake Figuroa (Bass) and Paul Figuroa (Drums).
Tour Dates With Clutch, The Sword:
1/2/2014 The Orange Peel Asheville, NC
1/3/2014 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
1/4/2014 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC
1/5/2014 Freebird Live Jacksonville Beach, FL
1/7/2014 Iron City Birmingham, AL
1/9/2014 Club Fever South Bend, IN
1/10/2014 The Town Ballroom Buffalo, NY
1/11/2014 The Capitol Theatre Port Chester, NY
1/12/2014 Higher Ground Burlington, VT
1/13/2014 Pearl St Albany, NY
1/15/2014 Levels State College, PA
1/16/2014 Jefferson Theatre Charlottesville, VA
1/17/2014 World Café Live Wilmington, DE
1/18/2014 V Club Huntington, WV
1/19/2014 The Machine Shop Flint, MI
Today, Viceroy released their remix of Strange Talk's "Climbing Walls" on Soundcloud. Check it out below!
Strange Talk just announced their newest remix song and winner #2 from the Strange Talk Remix contest via The Clink blog! Congratulations to Stimulant for the sweet remix of "Cast Away!" Check it out HERE
We here at Wind-up Records pride ourselves on being at the forefront of new technology in the music world - and are happy to announce we'll be partnering for this month's "Speakeasy: A Music & Tech Mixer" at Hi-Fi bar in NYC on Tuesday, December 10th from 7-10pm. Come join us and RSVP below to grab a drink and talk nerd with us, Bands In Town, Sneak Attack Media, Tunezy, and The Most Definitely!
The first winner of the Strange Talk Soundcloud Remix Contest has been announced! Congrats to Elektromekanik for his remix of "Climbing Walls," which is now premiering over at Blah Blah Blah Science! Check it out at http://blahblahblahscience.com/track-reviews/premiere-strange-talk-climbing-walls-elektromekanik-remix
Special music and merch bundles available this weekend only! Get a Wind-up tee when you purchase select albums! Head to http://www.winduprecords.com/store
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Big news! Today you can pre-order my new album, CELEBRATE, and get some awesome and exclusive merch bundled with it – like autographed Cds, limited edition apparel, jewelry, even photo canvases! Even better, the TSA T-shirt pre-order bundle does some extra good - $5 from every sale goes directly benefit the National Tourette Syndrome Association! All pre-orders come with an instant download of my new song 'Parachute' AND you automatically get early info and access to VIP opportunities when I'm in your town. Head to durbinrock.com to check it all out!
James Durbin's new single, "Parachute," is officially out now! Check it out below:
Wind-up Records recently completed a deal to sell its legacy master recordings to The Bicycle Music Company, the Concord Music Group and their affiliates. The library includes master recordings, albums and multimedia produced by Wind-up and its artists over a 16-year period, including seventy-six RIAA gold, platinum, multi-platinum and diamond award certifications from artists that include Creed, Drowning Pool, Evanescence, Finger Eleven, Seether and many more.
"Today is a great day for Wind-up and our amazing group of artists,” said Wind-Up CEO & President Ed Vetri about the move. “Our roster of platinum, multi-platinum and diamond artists will now be able to call Concord and Bicycle their new home. I am confident with the experience of their staffs and scale of the combined companies our artists will find continued growth and achieve even greater levels of success. The future of Wind-up is diverse, exciting and strong. We continue to build our strength as an artist-driven independent label with our growing roster of amazing new talent with the goal of developing career artists."
Wind-up Records currently has a roster of over fifteen acts including Civil Twilight, Jillette Johnson, The Griswolds, The Virginmarys, Young Guns, Strange Talk, The Revivalists, James Durbin, Five for Fighting, Scott Stapp, The Darkness, Crobot, Filter, Genevieve and Aranda. The company now owns countless masters copyrights; it also includes a management company with a dozen clients, a publishing operation and a merchandising company.
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