Chastity Shares New Single “Summer All Over Again

See them on tour in North America with
Fucked Up this summer.

Photo by: Chris Payne.

Brandon Williams makes resonant songs that
capture isolation and resilience. As the songwriter
behind Chastity, the Whitby, Ontario musician has
made three unrelentingly perceptive albums,
which culminated in the limited edition Trilogy
3xLP set that includes Death Lust, Homemade
Satan and Suffer Summer.

Now, Chastity is following that up with another
standalone single titled “Summer All Over
Again.” Of the single, Williams comments,
“Summer used to feel yellow, now it feels blue, it’s
like damn Winter 2. This song’s about that quiet
melancholy, like when you’re outside on a perfect
day, and you miss your cue to be happy.”

The single precedes Chastity’s North American
tour supporting Fucked Up this July + September
— check out the dates listed below.

Listen / share / playlist “Summer All Over Again” on DSP’s

Watch / share “Summer All Over Again” on Youtube

 

Chastity, on tour:

July 12 Hamilton, ON @ Pier 4 Park ^
July 14 St. Catharines, ON @ Warehouse
Concert Hall ^
July 15 Windsor, ON @ Meteor ^
July 16 London, ON @ Palasad Socialbowl ^
July 17 Hamilton, ON @ Bridgeworks ^
July 18 Philadelphia, PA @ Ukie Club ^
July 19 Hamden, CT @ Space Ballroom ^
July 21 Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar ^
July 22 Cleveland, ON @ Grog Shop ^
July 23 Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups ^
August 8 Bala, ON @ The KEE to Bala
September 12 Oshawa, ON @ The Biltmore
Theatre ^
September 13 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes
Electriques ^

September 14 Ottawa, ON @ The 27 Club ^
September 17 Winnipeg, MB @ The Park
Theatre ^
September 18 Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music
Club ^
September 19 Edmonton, AB @ The
Buckingham ^
September 20 Calgary, AB @ Modern Love ^
September 21 Kelowna, BC @ Reverly ^
September 23 Victoria, BC @ Capital Ballroom ^
September 24 Nanaimo, BC @ The Queen’s ^
September 25 Vancouver, BC @ The Pearl ^
October 25 Gainesville, FL @ The Fest
[Heartwood Soundstage]
^ w/ Fucked Up

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ALEXISONFIRE

Announce Full-Length LP
LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON

To Be Released Digitally On June 27

PRE-SAVE HERE

Limited Edition Vinyl Available For Pre-Order

Stream “Little Girls Pointing and Laughing – Live” Here

BORN & RAISED FESTIVAL

Returns to Montebello Park, St. Catharines on July 5 & 6, 2024 

 

(June 11, 2024) – Today, Alexisonfire is excited to announce a new live album, LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON. The LP is a compilation of 17 tracks spanning the band’s award-winning catalogue captured over two unforgettable nights in the summer of 2022 during the band’s hometown, inaugural Born & Raised Festival. The album will be available digitally as of June 27 here

The first single from the new LP is a live rendition of “Little Girls Pointing and Laughing,” the very first song Alexisonfire wrote as a band over 22 years ago, notably just down the street from the festival grounds in Montebello Park. Stream “Little Girls Pointing and Laughing – Live” Here.

Fans can also look forward to pre-ordering Standard and Limited Edition vinyl variants here. Additionally, a special Festival colour variant, limited to just 500 copies and hand-signed by the band, will be exclusively available to lucky attendees of this year’s Born & Raised Festival in St. Catharines. Details on each variant and the full tracklist can be found below.

The live album features the beloved track, “Jubella”, from Alexisonfire’s debut self-titled album, released in late 2002. This marks the first time the band has ever performed the song live, making this release a must-have for fans.

Says Alexisonfire’s George Pettit, “St. Catharines was a perfect breeding ground for young independent bands. There was no shortage of venues where you could play or promote a show. So in the early 2000s, Alexisonfire learned a lot of what we needed to know coming up in St. Catharines. Coming back and playing a massive festival in Montebello Park was not only fun but served as an opportunity to give something back to the city that taught us how to be a band.”

LIVE Born & Raised 2022, St Catharines ON

Standard: Black 2×12” LP w/ gatefold packaging – release date July 8

Ltd Edition: Yellow/Green 2×12” LP w/ gatefold packaging, limited to 1,300 – release date July 8

Festival Edition: Yellow/Green Splatter 2×12” LP w/ gatefold packaging, signed and numbered, limited to 500 – exclusively available in-person on July 5 & 6 at Born & Raised Festival

Tracklist

1. Committed to the Con – Live

2. Accept Crime – Live

3. .44 Caliber Love Letter – Live

4. Accidents – Live

5. Boiled Frogs – Live

6. Sweet Dreams of Otherness – Live

7. A Dagger Through the Heart of St. Angeles – Live

8. Waterwings (And Other Poolside Fashion Faux Pas) – Live

9. Jubella – Live

10. Little Girls Pointing and Laughing – Live

11. We Are The Sound – Live

12. Rough Hands – Live

13. Young Cardinals – Live

14. The Northern – Live

15. This Could Be Anywhere in the World – Live

16. Dogs Blood – Live

17. Happiness by the Kilowatt – Live

Born & Raised, the festival, is a celebration and homecoming for Alexisonfire bandmates Dallas Green, George Pettit, Wade MacNeil, Chris Steele, and Jordan Hastings. The festival pays homage to the Alexisonfire track bearing its name, serving as a tribute to the hometown that witnessed the humble origins of Alexisonfire, City and Colour, Dine Alone Records, and Bedlam Management. Alexisonfire rose up out of the St. Catharines, Ontario underground in late 2001. Green’s City and Colour’s Platinum certified solo album Sometimes debuted a few short years later in 2005. 

Back for its second year, the two-day event will once again take over Montebello Park in the artists’ cherished hometown of St. Catharines, Ontario on Friday, July 5 and Saturday, July 6, 2024. Tickets for this all-ages event are available at ticketmaster.ca

Born & Raised Festival has partnered with PLUS1 so that $1 per ticket goes to supporting Indspire and their work investing in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada.

Says AOF guitarist and vocalist Wade MacNeil, “If you see me at 7-11 on Lake Street. Just come up and say hello. Don’t send me a DM on Instagram like a weirdo. It’s cool.”

 

Friday, July 5, 2024

City and Colour

Metric 

Sloan

Dooms Children

Saturday, July 6, 2024

Alexisonfire

The Used

Counterparts

Ekkstacy 

Photo credit: Vanessa Heins @vanessaheins

 

About Alexisonfire

Alexisonfire rose up out of the Southern Ontario underground in late 2001 to become one of the most successful independent bands to come out of Canada. The post-hardcore luminaries have sold over 1 million records and released five hugely successful studio albums, with four achieving Platinum-certification: Alexisonfire (2002), Watch Out (2004), Crisis (2006), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals (2009). Crisis debuted at #1 on the Top 200 Soundscan (Canada), and Old Crows / Young Cardinals debuted at #2, and charted at #9 on the US Billboard Independent Album chart. Watch Out helped garner a New Group of the Year JUNO (2004). The band has performed to hundreds of thousands of fans on iconic stages worldwide, and graced notable music magazine covers internationally. Their long-anticipated 5th studio album, and first full-length album in over 13 years, Otherness, was released in 2022 to international acclaim, garnering a 2023 JUNO award for “Rock Album of the Year”.

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For Alexisonfire press Inquiries, contact:

 

Listen Harder Music Publicity

Cristina Fernandes | cristina@listenharder.com

 

Alexisonfire: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

RESPIRE RELEASES “KEENING” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM, 

HIRAETH (JULY 26, DINE ALONE RECORDS)

LISTEN HERE

ALBUM PRE-ORDERS AVAILABLE NOW

June 13, 2024, TORONTO – Respire, who recently announced the July 26 release of their fourth album, Hiraeth (Dine Alone Records) have shared a second track from the 10-song collection with today’s arrival of “Keening and a companion visualizer. 

The Toronto-based band previously explained that Hiraeth is a reflection on the immigrant experience, and now share how “Keening” is reflective of that overarching theme: “’Keening’ is a farewell to the past selves we left behind when we moved across the world in search of hope and a new life, an intense nostalgia and longing for memories that are now out of reach. It’s about the attempt to find connection through expression of music and music, even when there doesn’t seem to be anyone listening. ‘Keening’ is one of our densest orchestral arrangements, an ode to solemn chamber music presented in an aggressive, heavy package.”

The band previously released the song “Distant Light of Belonging” and an accompanying video featuring candid footage of the band that spans their time together. Brooklyn Vegan said the track “swirls together harsh screamo, melodic emo, metallic fury, uplifting horns, and more, and it’s a very triumphant first taste.”

Crafted over four years through a continuous exchange of demos and sheet music, Respire spent six months producing Hiraeth, with the invaluable contributions of recording engineer Sean Pearson and mixing and mastering engineer Jack Shirley, and numerous collaborators. 

Album pre-orders are available now with Hiraeth available on limited-edition vinyl, and digitally.

Respire tour dates:

August 1  Toronto, ON  The Royal Theatre

September 14  Richmond, VA  The Broadberry / Dark Days, Bright Nights

Hiraeth tracklisting:

1. Keening

2. The Match, Consumed

3. Distant Light of Belonging

4. First Snow

5. Home of Ash

6. Voiceless; Nameless

7. The Sun Sets Without Us

8. We Grow Like Trees in Rooms of Borrowed Light

9. Do the Birds Still Sing?

10. Farewell (In Standard)

Photo credits: Riley Taylor & Alison Marlborough

Respire has been a pioneering force in the Canadian underground scene for ten years, building a cult-like following over their three critically acclaimed LPs: Black Line (2020), Dénouement (2018), and Gravity and Grace (2016). The seven-piece band is Egin Kongoli (vocals/guitar/synthesizer), Rohan Lilauwala (vocals/guitar), Darren Scarfo (vocals/guitar), Travis Dupuis (vocals/drums), Ben Oliver (bass guitar), Eslin McKay (vocals/violin/viola), and Emmett O’Reilly (vocals/trumpet). Respire pushes the boundaries of heavy music, intertwining intricate, uplifting orchestral arrangements with the intensity and urgency of emotional hardcore and the desperation of black metal. 

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