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EQUAL VISION RECORDS AND PURE NOISE RECORDS ANNOUNCE SXSW 2014 DOUBLE LABEL SHOWCASE
PERFORMERS TO INCLUDE: THE STORY SO FAR, GAMEFACE, BEING AS AN OCEAN, A LOT LIKE BIRDS AND MORE
Indie labels Equal Vision Records and Pure Noise Records will team up for a combined day party / double label showcase at SXSW 2014 in Austin, TX on March 13 in the G-Pen Annex (Red River & 6th Street). The free, all-ages show, presented by Sound Rink, is open to the public and will take place from 12-6pm. Doors will open at 11:45am.
Performers include a mix of artists from both Equal Vision Records and Pure Noise Records, as well as two special guests. The eclectic lineup features The Story So Far, Gameface, Being As An Ocean, The American Scene, A Lot Like Birds, To The Wind, My Iron Lung, and From Indian Lakes.
Performing as direct support to The Story So Far is Southern California’s pop punk pioneers Gameface, who will release their sixth full-length studio album, Now is What Matters Now, on March 18. This will be the band’s first release on Equal Vision Records and their first new album in over a decade. SXSW will also be the band’s first performance since their 2012 reunion, which included Revelation Records’ 25th Anniversary Shows. They will follow up their SXSW performance with a special hometown CD release show on March 22 at Alex’s Bar in Long Beach, CA.
Now is What Matters Now features the musicianship of Gameface’s Every Last Time (1999) and the heart of Three To Get Ready (1995) while lyrically focusing on letting go of the past, forgetting regret and moving forward to make the most of ‘now’. To date, the band has premiered two tracks from the forthcoming album including “Come On Down”, which premiered on RollingStone.com and “Swing State”, which recently premiered on VICE’s Noisey Blog. Pre-orders for the new album can be found HERE.
Equal Vision Records’ A Lot Like Birds will also perform on the bill, in support of their stunning new album, No Place, which takes listeners on an eerie roller coaster of beautiful chaos, with arching cinematic interludes laced between destructive gut-wrenching, chill-inducing masterpieces. Thematically the album revolves around a single concept, exploring the emotions behind rooms in a home. The band recently recorded an intense live session for Daytrotter that can be heard HERE and also recently unveiled a spectacular new animated music video for “Connector” that can be seen HERE.
Following two back-to-back headline tours, the band will next hit the road, en route to SXSW, supporting Being As An Ocean – who will also perform at the showcase as a special guest. This summer, A Lot Like Birds will head out on the first half of the 2014 Vans Warped Tour.
The complete artist lineup and set times can be found below.
EQUAL VISION RECORDS AND PURE NOISE RECORDS DAY PARTY/SHOWCASE: March 13, 2014 - G-Pen Annex (Red River & 6th Street) 12:05 - 12:30 From Indian Lakes + 12:40 - 1:05 My Iron Lung ^ 1:15 - 1:40 To The Wind ^ 1:50 - 2:15 A Lot Like Birds * 2:30 - 3:00 The American Scene ^ 3:15 - 3:45 Being As An Ocean + 4:00 - 4:40 Gameface * 4:55 - 5:45 The Story So Far ^
* Equal Vision Records ^ Pure Noise Records + Special guest
A Lot Like Birds is on tour forever, basically. And I am perfectly okay with that! Check out all of their upcoming tour dates:
A Lot Like Birds w/Sianvar, Stolas, The Venetia Fair Jan 31 Seattle, WA @ Vera Project Feb 01 Portland, OR @ Branx Feb 02 Chico, CA @ 1078 Gallery
Being As An Ocean w/A Lot Like Birds, My Iron Lung, Idlehands, This Wild Life Mar 08 Mesa, AZ @ The Underground Mar 09 Albuquerque, NM @ Blackwater Music Mar 10 El Paso, TX @ The Spot Mar 11 San Antonio, TX @ White Rabbit Mar 12 Mcallen, TX @ Las Palmas Mar 13 Austin, TX @ SXSW Mar 16 Dallas, TX @ QuikTrip Park Mar 18 Des Moines, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House Mar 19 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre Mar 20 Salt Lake City, UT @ Brickyard Mar 21 Spokane, WA @ The Hop Mar 22 Seattle, WA @ Studio Seven Mar 23 Portland, OR @ Branx Mar 24 Sacramento, CA @ Assembly Mar 25 San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brewing Company Mar 26 Fresno, CA @ Strummer’s Mar 27 Anaheim, CA @ Chain Reaction Mar 28 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues (side room)
A Lot Like Birds w/2014 Vans Warped Tour Jun 13 Houston, TX @ Reliant Center Parking Lot Jun 14 San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center Jun 15 Dallas, TX@Gexa Energy Pavilion Jun 17 Albuquerque, NM@Isleta Amphitheater Jun 18 Mesa, AZ@Quail Run Park Jun 19 Las Vegas, NV@Luxor Lot Jun 20 Pomona, CA@Pomona Fairplex Jun 21 Mountain View, CA@Shoreline Amphitheatre Jun 22 Ventura, CA@Seaside Park Jun 25 Chula Vista, CA@Sleep Train Amphitheatre Jun 26 Wheatland, CA@Sleep Train Amphitheatre Jun 28 Southeast Auburn, WA@White River Amphitheater Jun 29 Portland, OR@Portland Expo Center Parking Lot Jul 02 Maryland Heights, MO@Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Jul 03 Noblesville, IN@Klipsch Music Center Jul 04 Toronto, ON, CAN@Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Jul 05 Montreal, QC, CAN@Parc Jean Drapeau Jul 06 Holmdel, NJ@PNC Bank Arts Concert Center Jul 08 Darien Center, NY@Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Jul 09 Scranton, PA@Toyota Pavilion Jul 10 Mansfield, MA@Xfinity Center Jul 11 Camden, NJ@Susquehanna Bank Center