We’ll be in Richmond next Saturday as part of Fall Line Fest! Our showcase is at Strange Matter and also features Fairweather, Tiny Moving Parts, Teen Death, and Lilac Daze.
Stoked to finally announce that Animal Style Records will be releasing our next album!
We get to be back in Richmond in a little over two weeks! It’s also our first show a matter of months, so we’re stoked on that as well. Get tickets to Fall Line Fest to see this show! Death, The Hold Steady, Close Talker, and tons of other rad bands are playing as well.
Farewell, and thank you for everything you offered to this world.
Please friends, if you are suffering from depression and considering taking your own life, call a friend, a family member, or a suicide hotline (1-800-273-TALK or Trevor Project: 1-866-488-7386). I’m no expert on this issue, which is really not a black and white issue at all, but each member of this band has lost someone to suicide. I think most of us have. Let’s be there for each other and support each other the best we can. It may not be enough in every case, but it’s always worth it to let someone know you are there.
#fall line fest
#fall line fest 2014
#the hold steady
#tiny moving parts
Very excited to be returning to Richmond, VA in a month for FALL LINE FEST! Featuring Real Estate, The Hold Steady, Death, Tombs, J. Robbins, Weedeater, Kite Party, Potty Mouth, Tiny Moving Parts, and our friends Close Talker and Teen Death.
Get tickets here: http://2014.falllinefest.com/
We fight to the top, but our deeds
have followed us there.
We’re not victims, we just don’t care.
We chase money, but we run from our fate.
The Violator, the beast from our waste.
Collected a bunch of bright-as-hell records in CT this summer. #oldflings #selfawarerecords
Damn, check out Adam Hamilton’s collection. Thanks man, can’t wait to make it bigger!
Derek Archambault: New EP for Hip Replacement →
Derek from Defeater / Alcoa has launched a Pledge Music fundraising campaign to help with the cost of a hip replacement surgery. Derek has had significant issues with his hip for some time now, which has prevented him from touring. After consulting multiple doctors, insurance companies and so on, Derek’s left with paying for a hip replacement out of pocket, as the only solution. Derek and Alcoa have recorded a new EP, entitled, “Thank You,” which is available digitally for a minimum donation of $5. Other exclusive items available include a limited edition Alcoa T shirt, a physical CD version of the “Thank You’ EP in custom, handmade packaging, created by Derek and limited to 200 copies and 50 hand screened posters featuring lyrics from Defeater’s “Letters Home,” album, handwritten by Derek.
#fbf to March 2013 when we toured to Florida and back. Not only were we lucky enough to have friends at almost every stop, but we got to spend three dates with our RVA brothers in Springtime and Brief Lives as well. Many new friends were also made! We love and miss our Richmond and Florida friends, old and new. #brieflives #springtime #oldflings
#tbt to the weekend we first hung out (and fell in love) with Family Cat and Burners. A super weird weekend with Fam Cat that ended with a killer show set up by Burners. We packed 7 people in our van for some of the most uncomfortable rides ever. Would do it all over again, too. I love and miss all of these friends.
Regram from @grantbittermelody. The 3rd press of Spite has been selling really well in just a short amount of time, but both #bittermelodyrecords AND #selfawarerecords have some of the cosmos/starburst variants left, so go gitcha sum.
Regram from @jthurnes7, one of the best guys ever. Go to his Instagram and look at the luxurious golden hair he used to have.
Straight edge cant have sex either ? Can you explain everything exactly about edge please it would be nice.
Straight edge is actually pro-sex. Sex is healthy, and part of a healthy life.
But edge is born of a time when sexual conquest often meant date rape, so yeah, fuck date rape.
Here is a quote from Ian Mackaye on the subject:
What I was clearly discussing was abusive quest oriented, manipulative sex. People who were not interested in other people’s feelings, but only in getting off.
I saw as a teenager that peoples energies were so squarely caught up in getting laid that a lot of pain and and hurt came out of it. I knew women who were raped by people who did not care for anything other than getting off. And I just thought that this kind of obsession was not healthy….
I thought I’d speak out against it, and I got a rise out of a lot of people. I am pro-sex, I certainly have no problem with sex between people who want to have sex. But I felt that so much energy in our scene was spent on selfish aims…
— Ian MacKaye On Sex and Straight edge from Sober Living For the Revoluton. (via mortuisvitam)
nessainky, straight from the horse’s mouth