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For those who aren’t familiar, the annual Record Store Day is this weekend on Saturday, April the 19th, and us folks here at Fuel The Media hope you’ll join in on the festivities at your local record store.
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The Record Store Day website has all the info you need to plan out an attack for some extra rad vinyl. Find participating record stores here and click here to see a list of what is exclusively getting released that day. 
 
Among the list of releases you’ll see real gems from Paramore, Bastille, Green Day, Bayside, Anamanaguchi, Cage The Elephant,Chvrches, HAIM, fun. the list of great artists goes on and on. There also seems to be an exclusive #RSD14 tee design from Tegan and Sara.
 
So if you’re looking for something to do Saturday, a unique gift for a friend or family member, or a new treasured keepsake from your favorite band, go out and support your favorite artists and local record stores by scoring some limited print vinyl.

P.S: Be sure to check the opening times for the store you might visit. These are limited run records mean your store will have very LIMITED quantities so you’ll want to get in line VERY early before the stores open. Make a game plan. Happy vinyl hunting.

For those who aren’t familiar, the annual Record Store Day is this weekend on Saturday, April the 19th, and us folks here at Fuel The Media hope you’ll join in on the festivities at your local record store.

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Artist: Chiodos Album: Devil Release Date: April 1, 2014
This album is insanely good, especially with Craig Owens back in the reigns of singing vocals. Devil is Chiodos‘ fifth album and has been well awaited.
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The album starts with “U.G. Introduction,” which is a nice piano intro. It then soars into “We’re Talking About Practice,” which has the lyrics, “I got hungry, so I ate the hand after I ate everything it had been feeding me.” The next song on the album is “Ole Fishlips is Dead Now,” which has superb lyrics and a nice outro to the next song. The album takes a different turn with the song “3AM” the vocals mixed with the piano and violin breakdown is simply beautiful. The song “Duct Tape” ends with the lyrics “Come with me into the dark…” then ends with shuffling sounds that make one question if they should follow into the dark to find who they are. The band surprises with the song “Under Your Halo”, which talks about an angel as if it renews hope of something promising; it’s beautiful.
This album has its ups and downs but it soothes you into them. It’s definitely a journey. The vocals, instruments, and lyrics show how the band has matured. It’s an album for the fans, new and old.
Written by: Emily Kovacic

Artist: Chiodos
Album: Devil
Release Date: April 1, 2014

This album is insanely good, especially with Craig Owens back in the reigns of singing vocals. Devil is Chiodos‘ fifth album and has been well awaited.

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The LaFontaines with Hector Bizerk, Lau and Nina Nesbitt
Webster Hall
April 6, 2014 - New York City

Have you ever really understood the definition of a hip-hop, guitar infused band? If not, you’re definitely not alone. Last Sunday I got the opportunity to interview The LaFontaine’s front man Kerr Okan and attend one of their performances as part of Scotland Week in NYC at Webster Hall. Having seen YouTube videos and hearing great reviews of The LaFontaines, I found myself getting excited for a band that I feel will have great success in the future. As part of the Caledonia Collective Show, were other artists on the rise such as Hector Bizerk, Lau and Nina Nesbitt.

Starting out the Caledonia Collective show at the Webster Hall Studio was an industrial alternative hip-hop group called Hector Bizerk, which consists of drummer Audrey Tait and Rapper Louie Seeing these two and there energy was amazing. The rapping ability of Louie was definitely one of the bright spots of the night. The group who have only been around for about 3 years, are known for their social lyrics, which revolve around the social circumstances from Scotland. Some of their influences are from KRS-One and Questlove. The two definitely took it as a huge success to be a part of this show and hope to come back and bring their manifestation of hip hop to the U.S.

Next on the bill was the group LAU, who is internationally acclaimed for their folk music. The three, Kris Drever, Aidan O’Rourke and Martin Green, got together thinking of just bringing their expertise to play folk music with a bit of improvisation. What was then just a thought has turned into a masterpiece. With the soothing sounds of an accordion, fiddle and guitar, you will definitely be in for a treat to see them play live. With not many lyrics, the playing definitely moved the crowd at Webster Hall that night and got everyone like myself on board with their music.

Next up was the quiet but amazing Nina Nesbitt. Haven’t heard of Nesbitt?Trust me you will in the next year or so. 19 year old Nesbitt, who has risen to fame rather quickly in Scotland, is starting to make headway in the US, with her appearance at SXSW last month in Austin, TX. While the crowd definitely enjoyed the acts before Nesbitt, everyone was all eyes and ears for her performance. There was even one mother Skyp-ing Nina’s performance back to her daughter at home. It was quite the experience and definitely brought a different aura to the night. With just her guitar and keyboard on stage she had no problem connecting with the audience and played flawlessly through her set. Nesbitt, who states that Ellie Goulding is one of her influences now, never thought that being in the states would happen so soon. She had thought that once she turned 21, she would make the jump, but with this being her second time in NYC, I can positively say she is on a huge road to success and that the world should be watching out for this artist on rise.

Now for the headliners, with not really ever seeing these guys in person, getting to meet them was super fun and energetic. I have never met such awesome guys that just love being on stage and seeing their dreams come true. With their new single “Under the Storm” coming out April 27th, The LaFontaines, were ready for New York to see them live. I felt the crowd was rocking and that there stage presence was phenomenal. Kerr was the “it” factor for the band that night and commanded the stage like they were already a success in the U.S. Kerr who is the front man and rapper of the group, stated earlier in an interview “that people needed to see it, to believe it.” And from where I sit, I believe it. With songs like “Under the Storm”, Light Up The Background” and a cover “Shark in the Water”, their performance was worthy of closing out a great night at the Webster Hall Studio on April 6, 2014.

For more info on the LaFontaines, check out their music at thelafontaines.co.uk/

Words and photos by: Amanda J. Cain

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Miss May I has released a new track entitled “Refuse To Believe” off of their upcoming album, Rise Of The Lion.
They have also made it free to download! Visit the band’s official website to download now!
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You can pre-order Rise Of The Lion today here.

The band will also be a part of this summer’s Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival with bands the likes of Avenged Sevenfold, Korn, Asking Alexandria, Trivium, Cannibal Corpse, Suicide Silence, Mushroomhead, Texas Hippie Coalition,  King 810, Body Count featuring Ice-T, Upon A Burning Body, Veil of Maya, Darkest Hour, Emmure, Ill Nino, Wretched, Islander, and Erimha. For more information on the tour visit: http://rockstarmayhemfest.com/
MISS MAY I U.S. Tour Dates: 4/29 Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen 4/30 Grand Rapids, MI @ The Pyramid Scheme 5/1 Pontiac, MI @ The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom 5/2 Pittsburgh, PA @ Smiling Moose 5/3 New York, NY @ The Studio at Webster Hall 5/4 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar 5/6 Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary 5/18 Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range
MISS MAY I 2014 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival Performance Dates: 7/5 – CA – San Bernardino – San Manuel Amphitheatre 7/6 – CA – Mountain View (San Francisco) – Shoreline Amphitheatre 7/8 – WA – Auburn (Seattle) – White River Amphitheatre 7/9 – ID – Boise – Idaho Center Amphitheatre 7/11 – AZ – Phoenix – Ak-Chin Pavilion 7/12 – NM – Albuquerque – Isleta Amphitheatre 7/16 – MO – St. Louis – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 7/17 – MI – Detroit – DTE Energy Music Theater 7/19 – IN – Indianapolis – Kilpsch Music Center 7/20 – IL – Chicago – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 7/22 – MA – Mansfield (Boston) – Xfinity Center 7/23 – NY – Saratoga – Saratoga Performing Arts Center 7/25 – ON – Toronto (Canada) – Molson Amphitheatre 7/26 – PA – Burgettstown (Pittsburgh) – First Niagra Pavilion 7/27 – CT – Hartford – Xfinity Theatre 7/29 – NY – Darien Center – Darien Lake 8/1 – NJ – Camden (Philadelphia, PA) – Susquehanna Bank Center 8/2 – PA – Scranton -The Pavilion At Montage Mountain 8/3 – VA – Bristow (Washington, DC) – Jiffy Lube Live 8/5 – GA – Atlanta – Lakewood Amphitheatre 8/7 – OK – Oklahoma City – OKC Air Park 8/9 – TX – Dallas – Gexa Energy Pavilion 8/10 – TX – The Woodlands (Houston) – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

Miss May I has released a new track entitled “Refuse To Believe” off of their upcoming album, Rise Of The Lion.

They have also made it free to download! Visit the band’s official website to download now!

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The Downtown Fiction released a new lyric video for the track “Kiss My Friends”, which is featured off of their upcoming album that is set to release June 17th via Fearless Records, Losers & Kings.

When you pre-order the new album you will receive an instant download of the new track. Pre-orders are now available here.
The band has also started posting studio updates. Below is the first update.

The Downtown Fiction released a new lyric video for the track “Kiss My Friends”, which is featured off of their upcoming album that is set to release June 17th via Fearless Records, Losers & Kings.

When you pre-order the new album you will receive an instant download of the new track.
Pre-orders are now available here.

The band has also started posting studio updates. Below is the first update.

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Watch the new music video, “Chasing Hearts”, from Breathe Carolina featuring Tyler Carter of Issues. The single is from the band’s latest release Savages, which is now available on iTunes.

Watch the new music video, “Chasing Hearts”, from Breathe Carolina featuring Tyler Carter of Issues. The single is from the band’s latest release Savages, which is now available on iTunes.

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Check out the new lyric video “Bright Lights” from Thirty Seconds To Mars.  The single is featured off of the band’s latest release Love, Lust,  Faith + Dreams

They will soon be on tour starting in August with support from Linkin Park and AFI on the Carnivores Tour. For more information on the tour click here.

Check out the new lyric video “Bright Lights” from Thirty Seconds To Mars.  The single is featured off of the band’s latest release Love, Lust,  Faith + Dreams

They will soon be on tour starting in August with support from Linkin Park and AFI on the Carnivores Tour. For more information on the tour click here.

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You Me At Six announced today via Twitter that they will be rescheduling their North American Tour to later this year around September due to suffering vocal conditions of lead singer Josh Franceschi. The tour was set to take off in California next week and run through the month of May. The new dates will be announced next week.

NORTH AMERICA PLEASE READ: YOU ME AT SIX FORCED TO POSTPONE NORTH AMERICA TOUR - DATES RESCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER http://t.co/DX7afFAU5M
— You Me At Six (@youmeatsix) April 15, 2014


For more updates, keep up with the band’s official twitter account.
The band’s latest release, Cavalier Youth, is now available on iTunes.

You Me At Six announced today via Twitter that they will be rescheduling their North American Tour to later this year around September due to suffering vocal conditions of lead singer Josh Franceschi. The tour was set to take off in California next week and run through the month of May. The new dates will be announced next week.

For more updates, keep up with the band’s official twitter account.

The band’s latest release, Cavalier Youth, is now available on iTunes.

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La Dispute has parted ways with guitarist Kevin Whittemore. Sources from Alternative Press mention there has still yet to be an official statement from the band.

The band’s latest release, Rooms Of The House, is now available on iTunes.

La Dispute has parted ways with guitarist Kevin Whittemore. Sources from Alternative Press mention there has still yet to be an official statement from the band.

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The band’s latest release, Rooms Of The House, is now available on iTunes.

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The Amity Affliction announced their new album, Let The Ocean Take Me, will be released on June 10th via Roadrunner Records.

Pre-orders are now available here.

Track-listing:

01. Pittsburgh
02. Lost & Fading
03. Don’t Lean On Me
04. The Weigh Down
05. Never Alone
06. Death’s Head
07. FML
08. My Father’s Son
09. Forest Fire
10. Give It All

You can now download the first track and single “Pittsburgh” on iTunes.

Watch the music video for “Pittsburgh” below

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