‘California Grrls’ by Shark? Is Featured in Grand Theft Auto V

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In the brand new and highly anticipated version of the classic video game, Grand Theft Auto, Old Flame’s very own, Shark?, has landed a sweet music feature. Set in Southern California, the game was recently described as being, “the most immersive spectacle in interactive entertainment,” by The New York Times, which totally rules for Shark? and their aptly titled track, ‘California Grrls.’ So now you can drive around like a total bad-ass whilst rocking out to some fuzzy rock tunes.

Be sure to check out the new GTA V and to pre-order, Savior Shark?’s upcoming album, due out on October 1st!

Consequence of Sound Premieres ‘Wither’ By Shark?

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As the October 1st release date for their LP, Savior, inches closer, Brooklyn rockers, Shark?, are enjoying the continuous support from the music publication world. Premiering the newest single, ‘Wither’ from their record, Savior, Consequence of Sound spoke about the track as being, “an acoustic riff that could’ve been born in the bedroom of some indie songwriter in the 90s or early aughts.”  They went on to talk about how, Wither’ is a great removal from Shark?’s often loud and electric sound and that, ”it’s an earnest lost-love track with a golden hook, proving the diverse Shark? isn’t solely about fuzzed-out bites.”

Be sure to pre-order, Saviorbefore it’s too late and try to catch one of their sweet shows with some awesome bands.

  • 10.1- Brooklyn (Death By Audio) w/ Tyvek, Darlings, Juan Wauters
  • 10.3- Philly (King Fu Necktie) w/ Shocked Minds
  • 10.4- Toronto (Parts & labour) w/ Gay, Cellphones
  • 10.5- Toledo, OH w/ Hot Love, Board
  • 10.6- Chicago w/ SW/MM/NG, Life Partners
  • 10.7- Rock Island, IL (Daytrotter)
  • 10.7- Ann Arbor (On Campus) w/ SW/MM/NG
  • 10.8- Bloomington, IN (The Bishop) w/ Sleeping Bag
  • 10.9- Cleveland, OH (Mahall’s 20 Lanes) w/ Kid Tested, SW/MM/NG
  • 10.10- New Brunswick, NJ (House Show) w/ Ex-Wives
  • 10.11- Somerville, MA (Radio) w/ Earthquake Party

Noisey Premiers ‘Summit’ Video By Distant Correspondent

The newly formed band or as Noisey called them, “super group,” Distant Correspondent, is well on their way to a successful release of their late October debut record via Old Flame and Hot Congress Records. Premiering Distant Correspondent’s video for, ‘Summit’ a while back, Noisey described the video as being a, “sorrowful four and a half minutes of aching wistfulness, turned into a gorgeous desert Noir film- So you can still feel like a badass while you sob into your chamomile.”

Distant Correspondent is out on October 22nd.

Mean Creek to Release Record in January

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We are thrilled to announce that we’ll be putting Mean Creek’s next record, ‘Local Losers’ in January of next year! The Boston band has been praised for their edgy garage-punk aggression with a seriously emotional and personal touch. Coming off a win at the 2012 Boston Music Awards for Best Album with, ‘Youth Companion,’ Mean Creek has been hard at work writing and recording their newest record.

The four members of Mean Creek all grew up together in Massachusetts. Listening to similar sounds from the area, they come from a long tradition of Massachusetts bands who also embraced punk inspired rock music; Mission Of Burma, Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., The Lemonheads- all of these bands left a lasting impact on the members of Mean Creek.

“Local Losers” is the latest offering from the band. Eight tracks that go by at break neck speed, played with the kind of desperation & force only a young, hungry rock band can bring; A true reflection of their energetic live show. These are songs about love, confusion, loneliness, and heartbreak. Throughout all of life’s ups and downs, two things have always held true for these four, their music and friendship. It’s the sounds, ideas, and emotions that they create when they are in a room together, and that is what this album is all about.

Single, ‘Cool Town’ is available for streaming on Impose Magazine, where the album was announced. Mean Creek will be playing a handful of fall dates across the Northeast in the coming months, so keep an eye out!

  • 9/15 – Worcester, MA @ START Festival
  • 10/11 – Providence, RI @ Dusk
  • 10/07 – Northampton, MA @ Sierra Grille
  • 10/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
  • 10/09 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott
  • NPR First Listen: ‘Hell Bent’ By Potty Mouth

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    In anticipation for the release of their debut, LP, ‘Hell Bent’, NPR Music has offered an exclusive pre-release stream, First Listen, of the album in its entirety. Saying that, “[Pheobe] Harris’ guitar riffs are some of the catchiest of 2013,” NPR went onto to mention that, ‘Hell Bent’ is, “one of the best rock records of the year. For real.”

    Be sure to pre-order ‘Hell Bent’ before it’s too late and try to catch Potty Mouth on tour with Bleached later this month! ‘Hell Bent’ out on limited edition colored vinyl on September 17th!

    • September 14 – Easthampton, MA – Flywheel – w/ California X, Blessed Sate, Fleabite
    • September 21* - Lexington, KY – Boomslang
    • September 24* - Bloomington, IN – The Bishop – w/ Bleached
    • September 25* - Cleveland, OH –  Beachland Ballroom w/ Bleached
    • September 26* - Cincinnati, OH - MidPoint Fest
    • September 27* - Madison, WI – University of WI
    • September 28* - Champaign, IL – Pygmalion Fets

    * = w/ Bleached

    Mean Creek’s ‘Sweet Thing’ in CBS’ ‘Under The Dome’

     

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    ‘Sweet Thing’ by Mean Creek will be featured tonight (8/19) in CBS’s new hit drama, Under The DomeIt will be played towards the end of the episode to add extra emotion to the closing moments of,  ”The Fourth Hand.”

    Stereogum Premieres ‘This Is Living’ By Shark?

    With the release of Shark?’s newest work, Savior, lurking in the near future, Stereogum has just premiered the fifth track from the record, ‘This Is Living.’ Stereogum compared the new track to Shark?’s previous single, ‘California Grrls’ for being, “fuzzed out,” but described it as “deeper, musing about repetition and stream-of-consciousness lamenting on television.”

    Savior is out on October 1st via Old Flame.

    -Pre-Order: http://oldflamerecords.bigcartel.com/product/shark-savior-vinyl-lp-pre-order

    Nylon Premieres ‘The Spins’ Video by Potty Mouth

    2013-08-14_1135Showcasing the growing talent sprouting out of the small city of Northampton, Mass, Nylon, recently named Potty Mouth a ‘Band Crush’ as they premiered their new video for, ‘The Spins.’ Chatting with the girls about their music and  their growing popularity, Nylon described ‘The Spins’ as, an upbeat burner that melds everything from the fist-pumping party ethos of Andrew W.K. to the punk-pop hum of Green Day.”

    Potty Mouth’s debut LP, Hell Bent, is out 9.17 via Old Flame. Potty Mouth will also be playing a handful of early fall dates with, Bleached, across the Mid-West.

    Pre-Order Hell Bent LP here: http://oldflamerecords.bigcartel.com/product/potty-mouth-hell-bent-lp-pre-order

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    Spin Premieres ‘Discovery Zone’ By Gross Relations

    On Thursday, Spin Magazine premiered the new single, ‘Discovery Zone’ from Gross Relations upcoming self-tilted debut record. Spin described ‘Discovery Zone’ as a, “garage-pop gem” and a, “distorted fist-pumper.” Gross Relations, will be out digitally and on limited edition cassette tapes via Old Flame,  August 20th.

    Gross Relations Dates

    • August 24 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
    • August 28 – Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium
    • September 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Muchmore’s

    Lost Boy ? Announces Tour Supporting Titus Andronicus

    Old Flame artist, Lost Boy ?, has just released dates for their fall tour with Titus Andronicus. Starting in upstate New York, Lost Boy ? will play shows across the mid-west, Rockies as well as up and down the West Coast and into Canada in support of the New Jersey indie/punk outfit, Titus Andronicus.

    Lost Boy ? 2013 Autumn Tour Dates w/ Titus Andronicus

      • 8/26- Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo, NY)
      • 8/27- Now That’s Class (Cleveland, OH)
      • 8/28- Lincoln Hall (Chicago, IL)
      • 9/29- House Cafe (Dekalb, IL)
      • 8/30- Majestic Theater (Madison, WI)
      • 8/31- 7th Street Entry (Minneapolis, MN)
      • 9/1- The Aquarium (Fargo, ND)
      • 9/3- Ole Beck VFW post 209 (Missoula, MT)
      • 9/4- Vera Project (Seattle, WA)
      • 9/5- Media Club (Vancouver, BC)
      • 9/7- Eugene, OR
      • 9/8- Great American Music Hall (San Francisco, CA)
      • 9/9- Catalyst Atrium (Santa Cruz, CA)
      • 9/10- SLO Brew (San Luis Obispo, CA)
      • 9/12- Center for the Arts Eagle Rock (LA)
      • 9/13- Irenic/San Diego Music Thing (San Diego, CA)
      • 9/14- Crescent Ballroom (Phoenix, AZ)
      • 9/16- Kilby Court (Salt Lake City, UT)
      • 9/17- Wyoming
      • 9/18- Larimer Lounge (Denver, CO)
      • 9/19- Lincoln Theater (Lincoln, NE)
      • 9/20- Sweatshop (Omaha, NE)
      • 9/21- Gabe’s Oasis (Iowa City, IA)
      • 9/22- The Highdive (Urbana, IL)
      • 9/23- The Bishop (Bloomington, IN)
      • 9/24- Southgate House Revival Room (Newport, KY)
      • 9/25- The Southern (Charlottesville, VA)