Bad Luck Announce Florida Tour

(Daytona Beach, FL) -Punk band Bad Luck has announced a new tour in Florida with fellow state-mates Reveal Renew and Old Again. The eight day trek starts on April 10th.


Bad Luck recently signed to Tragic Hero Records who will be releasing an updated version of the band’s previous record Cold Bones this summer, but you can head over to AltPress.com now to hear the new version of their song “Willoughby.”

For the new version, Bad Luck brought back previous producer I Am the Avalanche drummer Brett Romnes and added platinum producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Something Corporate) to the mix.
 
“We’re all really excited and thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the label,” says drummer Jake Kneer. “We can’t wait to move forward.”
 
 
 
About Bad Luck:
Punk band Bad Luck from Daytona Beach, FL have a gritty sound all their own. Comprised of brothers Dom and Joe Fox, Evan Blaine, and Jake Kneer, the group captured the attention of Tragic Hero Records who signed the band in 2014. Bad Luck entered the studio with Brett Romnes (drummer for I Am the Avalanche) and platinum producer Jim Wirt (Incubus, Hoobastank, Something Corporate) to record the re-issue of their critically acclaimed release Cold Bones. “We’re all really excited and thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the label,” says drummer Jake Kneer. “We can’t wait to move forward.”
 
The new version of Cold Bones will be out in the summer of 2014
 

Finch Release What It Is To Burn X, Full Stream on Tragic Hero YouTube

(Temecula, CA) – What It Is To Burn X, from the post-hardcore band Finch, debuted today on iTunes at No. 91 and continues to climb, currently at No. 57 on the Rock Album charts. In celebration, Tragic Hero Records has made the entire DVD portion available via their YouTube Page

“This live record proves not only nostalgic but also, a stark reminder that some bands do have that magic in them to come back years later and pay proper tribute to an album, which in my arcane era, was considered a landmark,” says music critic Renaldo Matadeen Finch delivers the energy and passion here that made their music resonate back in the day…”

What It Is To Burn X is a live CD/DVD celebrating the ten year anniversary of Finch’s landmark album. It was filmed and recorded at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA where the band performed their full-length in its entirety. In addition to iTunes, the album is also available on BandCamp and Spotify.
ABOUT FINCH
Formed in Temecula, CA in 1999, the quintet of Nate Barcalow, Alex Linares, Randy Strohmeyer, Alex Pappas and Derrek Doherty known as Finch, are labeled as the fore-fathers of the “screamo” and post hardcore genre. Influenced by the hard leanings of bands like Deftones and Hum, and the pop sensibilities of Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182, Finch began a sonic revolution in popular music that still echoes today.
 
The band signed to Drive-Thru Records in 2001 after guitarist Strohmeyer sent out a demo to owners Richard and Stephanie Reines while he was working on the label’s street team. Drive-Thru saw something in the Southern California band and decided to take a risk on a sound that was more aggressive than their current range of artists. Their first EP, Falling into Place sold more than 6,000 copies within the first few months and gave them the momentum they needed to create their groundbreaking first album What It Is To Burn. Recorded in the winter of 2001, What It Is To Burn was released the following spring. The album produced three radio hits, charted Number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 99 on the Billboard Top 200.
 
They spent years touring in support of What It Is To Burn, sharing the stage with the likes of Glassjaw, The Starting Line, Yellowcard, and Blink-182, among others. In 2005, they decided it was time for a follow up, and went in a more artsy direction with Say Hello To Sunshine. Drummer Alex Pappas left the band and was replaced by Marc Allen. After years of heavy touring, the band went on a short hiatus, rejoining one another in 2007 with new bassist Daniel Wonacott to record their self-titled EP. Critics hailed the EP as a return to glory while still adding to their old sound. Finch would tour off the release for a few years until deciding on another break in 2009.
 
In 2013, Finch reunited to its nearly original lineup and announced that they would embark on the What It Is To Burn Ten Year Anniversary tour. The group performed the full-length in its entirety with a few extra bonuses for fans along the way. One concert in particular in Pomona, CA was filmed and recorded and will be released via Tragic Hero Records on 02/25/14. With no bad blood and everything firing on all fronts, it’s hard to tell what will come next for Finch, but one thing remains certain: all eyes are watching to find out.

Finch Releases New Video, Announces Plans for Warped Tour and a New Album

(Temecula, CA) – Post-hardcore band Finch surprised fans last night with two huge announcements. They posted a short video stating that they would be performing at this summer’s Vans Warped Tour and ended the video by confirming that they will be putting out a new album in 2014. No additional information is available at this time.

Today, the group wants you to see the official live video for their song “Worms Of This Earth,” from What It Is To Burn X. The song originally appeared on the Underworld soundtrack in 2004 and has since become a staple in the band’s live show.

What It Is To Burn X is a live CD/DVD celebrating the ten year anniversary of Finch’s landmark album. It was filmed and recorded at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA where the band performed their full-length in its entirety. It will be released on March 25th, 2014.

Music critic Ali Carson who reviewed the record said “What It Is To Burn X gives fans a priceless treasure. The crowd cheers, applauds, and sings along throughout the entire record, making listening to the anniversary album an exciting treat.”

 
Pre-orders for the disc and exclusive merch can be placed now at the Tragic Hero MerchNow Store.
ABOUT FINCH
Formed in Temecula, CA in 1999, the quintet of Nate Barcalow, Alex Linares, Randy Strohmeyer, Alex Pappas and Derrek Doherty known as Finch, are labeled as the fore-fathers of the “screamo” and post hardcore genre. Influenced by the hard leanings of bands like Deftones and Hum, and the pop sensibilities of Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182, Finch began a sonic revolution in popular music that still echoes today.

The band signed to Drive-Thru Records in 2001 after guitarist Strohmeyer sent out a demo to owners Richard and Stephanie Reines while he was working on the label’s street team. Drive-Thru saw something in the Southern California band and decided to take a risk on a sound that was more aggressive than their current range of artists. Their first EP, Falling into Place sold more than 6,000 copies within the first few months and gave them the momentum they needed to create their groundbreaking first album What It Is To Burn. Recorded in the winter of 2001, What It Is To Burn was released the following spring. The album produced three radio hits, charted Number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 99 on the Billboard Top 200.

They spent years touring in support of What It Is To Burn, sharing the stage with the likes of Glassjaw, The Starting Line, Yellowcard, and Blink-182, among others. In 2005, they decided it was time for a follow up, and went in a more artsy direction with Say Hello To Sunshine. Drummer Alex Pappas left the band and was replaced by Marc Allen. After years of heavy touring, the band went on a short hiatus, rejoining one another in 2007 with new bassist Daniel Wonacott to record their self-titled EP. Critics hailed the EP as a return to glory while still adding to their old sound. Finch would tour off the release for a few years until deciding on another break in 2009.

In 2013, Finch reunited to its nearly original lineup and announced that they would embark on the What It Is To Burn Ten Year Anniversary tour. The group performed the full-length in its entirety with a few extra bonuses for fans along the way. One concert in particular in Pomona, CA was filmed and recorded and will be released via Tragic Hero Records on 02/25/14. With no bad blood and everything firing on all fronts, it’s hard to tell what will come next for Finch, but one thing remains certain: all eyes are watching to find out.

Strawberry Girls Premiere New Song on AltPress

(Salinas, CA) – Aggressive groove rock trio Strawberry Girls are back with a new song called “Egypt.” The group is teaming up today with AltPress (who recently named them one of the “100 Bands You Need To Know”) to premiere the official music video that features some great dance moves and a performance in a public restroom. The entire thing was filmed and edited by the band themselves.

“This new song sums up our sound for our upcoming record, American Graffiti,” says drummer Ben Rosett. “Maintaining groove while musically wandering all over the place. We’re not really into being ‘random’, as math rock can sometimes be, but we do like to throw in surprises. We are experimenting a lot more with melodies, modulations, dynamics, time signatures, and scales…simultaneously trying to keep it simple and memorable so you’ll be humming it to yourself in bed.”

Guitarist Zachary Garren (formerly of Dance Gavin Dance) will be live on Flawk.to today an 6pm PST where he will be answering questions from fans and talking more in depth about the new song “Egypt.”

About Strawberry Girls:
When an eclectic group of individuals comes together with an idea to create something fresh, the results can often be outstanding. Such is the case with the experimental rock trio Strawberry Girls. These guys from California (who could even make noise sound groovy) were founded by ex-Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Zachary Garren after he crossed paths with drummer Ben Rossett and bassist Ian Jennings. Although the band has worked with guest vocalists, they have remained an instrumental three piece. The album French Ghetto includes vocal appearances by Kurt Travis (A Lot Like Birds, ex Dance Gavin Dance), Nic Newsham (Gatsbys American Dream), Shane Smit, Kathleen Mae, and Gavin Mulkey. “Our sound was originally built from a desire to practice and play as much as possible, without being restricted by the schedules of many different band members,” says Garren. However, what originally began as an invention out of necessity, became much more than that. Strawberry Girls take a simplistic, yet sometimes technical approach to songwriting by mending parts together that get stuck in your head and compel you to listen to them over and over again.

Invent, Animate Finish New Album with Jesse Cash

(from left to right: Jesse Cash, Trey Celaya, Ben English, Brian Hood, and Kevin Newland.)

(Port Neches, TX) – Texas metalcore band Invent, Animate, who have recently signed to Tragic Hero Records, just put the finishing touches on their debut full-length album. The record was engineered and produced by Brian Hood (ERRA, Being As An Ocean) at 456 Recordings. The band received some additional help from ERRA guitarist and label-mate Jesse Cash.

“It was a very fluid process between myself and the band,” says Cash. “There was an immediate chemistry, so the “work” aspect of the process was that much simpler. Those dudes write great material and progress so much with each release, so given these factors along with their young age, I see them going up and gaining a lot of stoked fans over time.”

“It’s our fourth time working with Brian, and there’s a reason for that,” says Invent, Animate vocalist Ben English. “He is so good at what he does and he brings so many awesome ideas to the table. He absolutely killed it. Also, his new tracking engineer, Kevin was so awesome to work with. Jesse came in and learned from us, what we wanted from the record, and steered it that direction. We couldn’t have asked for a better producer. He had a huge effect on the catchiness and the flow of this record, and the overall team we had made this thing exactly what we wanted. Very excited for this.”

With a summer release scheduled, the band has put up a two song mini EP to tie fans over. The songs “Native Intellect” and “Courier” are available via the Tragic Hero Records Merch Site along with an exclusive t-shirt design. The songs were also released on iTunes today with “Native Intellect” debuting at #145 on the Metal Charts.
About Invent, Animate:
“With so much metalcore out these days, the best thing to do is be fresh. Invent, Animate does this,” says music critic Mike Bohn who reviewed the band’s first EP Waves. “They do a lot more than other bands out there and they do it well.”

Creating an idea and bringing it to life is what inspired the progressive metalcore band Invent, Animate to pursue their passion for spreading positive messages through their music. The group was formed on the cloudy Christmas Eve of 2011 in a small town east of Houston called Port Neches, Texas. Ben English (vocals), Logan Forrest (guitar), Keaton Goldwire (guitar), Caleb Sherraden (bass), and Trey Celaya (drums) came together through their mutual love of bands like Deftones, Underoath, and Norma Jean. They are heavily influenced by what these bands have to say and the way they carry themselves as musicians.

Invent, Animate are a highly energetic band that puts an unsullied look on the metalcore market. Their work is multi-dimensional and shows their ability to be very dynamic. Never fearful to be chaotic and crazy one minute, but then decelerate and bring a softer, more beautiful aspect the next. “We’re not afraid to slow it down, experiment with different vocal styles, and maybe even sing in a few parts,” says vocalist Ben English. In addition to performing at the South By So What?! festival, the group has shared the stages with Oh, Sleeper, Of Mice & Men, and Architects.
 

Invent, Animate recently signed with Tragic Hero Records and have plans to release their debut full-length in 2014.  It’s still so surreal to me,” says English. “Growing up, some of my favorite bands were a part of Tragic Hero, and I’m super excited to be a part of the family. The record that we’ve been pouring ourselves into for months is really going to be unlike anything we’ve done before. We’re branching out and doing things that we’ve never done, and the outcome is really sounding incredible and we’re super excited for everyone to hear it.”

For fans of: Architects, ERRA, Northlane, and Reflections.

Finch Premiere Live Video for “Grey Matter” on Idobi Howl

(Temecula, CA) – Idobi and Post-hardcore band Finch have teamed up to premiere the live video for “Grey Matter.” The video is from their upcoming release What It Is to Burn X, which will be available via Tragic Hero Records.

What It Is To Burn X is a live CD/DVD celebrating the ten year anniversary of Finch’s landmark album. It was filmed and recorded at The Glasshouse in Pomona, CA where the band performed their full-length in its entirety.

Music critic Brenton Harris who reviewed the record said “What It Is To Burn X sounds exactly like what a live record should sound like, with the combination of a perfect mix, a raucous hometown crowd and an energetic performance making it feel like you are at show.”

 
Pre-orders for the disc and exclusive merch can be placed now at the Tragic Hero MerchNow Store.
ABOUT FINCH
Formed in Temecula, CA in 1999, the quintet of Nate Barcalow, Alex Linares, Randy Strohmeyer, Alex Pappas and Derrek Doherty known as Finch, are labeled as the fore-fathers of the “screamo” and post hardcore genre. Influenced by the hard leanings of bands like Deftones and Hum, and the pop sensibilities of Jimmy Eat World and Blink-182, Finch began a sonic revolution in popular music that still echoes today.

The band signed to Drive-Thru Records in 2001 after guitarist Strohmeyer sent out a demo to owners Richard and Stephanie Reines while he was working on the label’s street team. Drive-Thru saw something in the Southern California band and decided to take a risk on a sound that was more aggressive than their current range of artists. Their first EP, Falling into Place sold more than 6,000 copies within the first few months and gave them the momentum they needed to create their groundbreaking first album What It Is To Burn. Recorded in the winter of 2001, What It Is To Burn was released the following spring. The album produced three radio hits, charted Number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers chart and 99 on the Billboard Top 200.

They spent years touring in support of What It Is To Burn, sharing the stage with the likes of Glassjaw, The Starting Line, Yellowcard, and Blink-182, among others. In 2005, they decided it was time for a follow up, and went in a more artsy direction with Say Hello To Sunshine. Drummer Alex Pappas left the band and was replaced by Marc Allen. After years of heavy touring, the band went on a short hiatus, rejoining one another in 2007 with new bassist Daniel Wonacott to record their self-titled EP. Critics hailed the EP as a return to glory while still adding to their old sound. Finch would tour off the release for a few years until deciding on another break in 2009.

In 2013, Finch reunited to its nearly original lineup and announced that they would embark on the What It Is To Burn Ten Year Anniversary tour. The group performed the full-length in its entirety with a few extra bonuses for fans along the way. One concert in particular in Pomona, CA was filmed and recorded and will be released via Tragic Hero Records on 02/25/14. With no bad blood and everything firing on all fronts, it’s hard to tell what will come next for Finch, but one thing remains certain: all eyes are watching to find out.