new music friday

Little Vicious releases back catalogue via GrindEthos, premieres new video

New Noise premiered Little Vicious new music video for “Hold Ya” the first single off of a new, yet unreleased album Dark Country produced by Pete Steinkopf of the Bouncing Souls. In preparation, the band has re-released two albums from their back catalogue their self-titled full length and a three song EP Super Number One Party Music Time.

The New Jersey power trio delivers electrifying live shows, frontwoman Marguerite King shreds lead guitar and delivers powerful rock vocals. FFO Bass Drum of Death, QOTSA, and Ruby the Hatchet.

GrindEthos Records Launches August 31st

GrindEthos Records launched August 31st with the first single from bilingual hardcore band Los Bungalitos’ politically-charged new album Nueva Inglaterra. The full length dropped September 7.

 

“Carved in Time”, the title track from Stonecutters new album was released August 31st as well. The full length hits retailers and streaming services November 2.

No Depression Premieres BEiTTHEMEANS Full EP, Out Friday via CORNELIUS CHAPEL RECORDS

BEiTTHEMEANS' breakout EP Alabama Calling is the jewel crowning 15 years of crafting triumphantly authentic rock'n'roll. Recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios, the album has a rock solid radio quality showcasing the Alabama trio's dynamic blues-infused yet melodic metal songwriting with lyrics and aesthetic flowing effortlessly from working-class blues to the occult. They procure austere yet dark, southern rock-n-roll in a black metal vein. A true power trio that stays on the road and has been paying their dues for over a decade picking up voracious fans along the way.

"'The Black (2018)' was recorded on a Neve, it's the best we’ve ever sounded in a studio. I wanted to make the strongest album I could imagine. You could hear this song on the radio, but it’s not cheesy. Strong so you couldn’t refuse it. A stepping stone to get people to go back in time and check out what we’ve done for years and years." The band adds. “I want people to make what they want of the songs, I hope they don’t take where they come from or even where they live for granted because it’s something special. Being in a band you’re just going off hope that something works. I got the idea to write “Alabama Calling” when I was driving home from tour and “Sweet Home Alabama” came on and I just wanted to write about how it made me feel… No matter who you are you’ll miss home. With "Blue Collar", it's kinda a working-class song. Seems like everything's coming at you constantly. We realize that none of us are more important than the song. We’re gonna die and be forgotten about. But the song is gonna live on. Those things are always gonna be here. In between now and then just chasing the neon rainbow living the honky tonk dream. I’m just a nobody trying to be somebody. If it’s in your blood you just gotta do it.”

Do it, and do it well. It's about time there's been a broken mold in the chasm. BEiTTHEMEANS combines sonic forces for a refreshing take on power blues and down-home, power-driving rock'n'roll. A mere cycle through the EP below explains that in droves, far better than any hack writer sitting at a keyboard. Y'all enjoy...

 

Out 8/31 on Cornelius Chapel Records, get some here! Catch them on the road starting next week with like-minded Swedish metal gods Mustach.

 

LOS BUNGALITOS Official Music Video and Album Pre-order Live Now

LOS BUNGALITOS just premiered their new music video for "Inconsequential Words" via Metal Injection. Get this track instantly when you PRE-ORDER the new full-length album digitally, "NUEVA INGLATERRA", for just $8 or more (Name Your Price).

Available on Vinyl and Digital formats on September 7th, 2018. Track LOS BUNGALITOS' shows near you. 

BEiTTHEMEANS drops new video for "The Black (2018)" via New Noise Mag

Watch the new music video directed by VIDEO RAHIM (Mastodon, P. Diddy) for BiTM new single "The Black (2018)"

The track is taken from the band’s forthcoming EP Alabama Calling, which is scheduled to be released on August 31, 2018 through Cornelius Chapel Records. You can pre-order the EP here.

The band will be hitting the road this fall with Mustasch for 30 dates.

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BEiTTHEMEANS breakout EP Alabama Calling is the jewel crowning 15 years of crafting triumphantly authentic southern rock and roll. Recorded at Sonic Lounge Studios by Joe Viers (Marshall Tucker Band, Lydia Loveless), the album has a solid radio rock quality showcasing the Alabama power trio’s dynamic blues-infused melodic metal songwriting and electrifying performance. With lyrics and aesthetic flowing effortlessly from working class blues to the occult, they’ve been described as “Tom Petty and Clutch writing songs together” (Marty McCoy, Bobaflex), and have been featured on the hit FX drama Sons of Anarchy.

For fans of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Black Sabbath, SRV, 16 Horsepower, QOTSA, Kings of Leon, and Mastodon.

Connect with the band: Official Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Spotify

AUSTIN LUCAS Premieres new single via American Songwriter

On August 17, Austin Lucas will release a new album, Immortal Americans. Following 2016’s Between The Moon And The MidwestImmortal Americansmarks Lucas’ first release since parting ways with label New West Records, and also follows major life events like Lucas’ finding sobriety and helping his partner get through cancer.

Lucas co-produced Immortal Americans with Will Johnson, known for his work both as a solo artist and with the band Centro-matic. The famed Steve Albini recorded and mixed the album.

Ahead of Immortal Americans‘ release, Lucas has shared the album’s title track. “Immortal Americans” begins as a slow lament for outsiders and underdogs, before eventually building to a melodic anthem that celebrates those who transcended their outsider statuses to find community with like-minded, compassionate folks.

“This song is dedicated to the outsiders and ‘freaks’ who grew up in small towns and the rural countrysides of America, the folks who discovered themselves and suffered for it when their identities fell outside of the mainstream,” Lucas says. “Hated at school, misunderstood at home, singled out by cops, chased through alleyways, and attacked by classmates and neighbors—too many of us experienced an alienating, anxious, and oftentimes scary childhood. However difficult these early experiences were, many of us were fortunate enough to find like-minded people. We created lifelong bonds, weathered numerous trials, lifted each other up, and became stronger, more compassionate human beings. I wrote this song for us.”

- American Songwriter

GrindEthos welcomes rock trio LITTLE VICIOUS \m/

Gnarly garage-rock trio LITTLE VICIOUS blasted onto the New York scene a couple of years ago and have been gaining street cred for their outrageously fun live shows and killer jams. Their new album set to drop late 2018 will rock your socks off. Stay tuned for news, shows, and tracks.  FACEBOOK  INSTAGRAM  BANDCAMP  YOUTUBE   \m/

Meghann Wright Releases New Single "California" via Blacktop Records

Founder Meghann Wright released new single "California" Friday February 23 via Blacktop Records.

Meghann was on tour and just coming out of a tumultuous toxic relationship when she met her friend Zac Maloy, seasoned Nashville songwriter. Meghann and Zac wrote "California" within 15 minutes of meeting each other and it took about 30 minutes all together.

Listen or buy wherever you like to jam new tunes:

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2017 GrindEthos Wrap Up

This year GrindEthos turned a year old! Big thanks to all of our artists and staff for making 2017 a killer year. 

HIGHLIGHTS

Bask released Ramble Beyond via Self Aware and This Charming Man to critical acclaim and shot a Gear Gods Weekly Riff at Chicago Music Exchange on their U.S. tour with Pallbearer

Tatiana Moroz self-released her liberty album Keep The Faith and traveled the world teaching artists about cryptocurrency 

Austin Lucas toured the US and EU and recorded two albums - Field Recordings on his own in a chapel in Wisconsin, and Immortal Americans with Steve Albini and Will Johnson, both to be released in 2018

Wreath of Tongues and Merchant Mariner both released debut albums to critical acclaim

The Morning Sea recorded two albums to be released in 2018 and played countless shows in New York

Stonecutters toured the U.S. sharing stages with GWAR, Obituary and more, as well as funded their upcoming 2018 studio album through a successful pre-sale campaign, also featured on Gear Gods

Founder Meghann Wright self-released "Heroes" and Blacktop Records released her song "California" alongside Lisa Loeb, Jonah Matranga. Both songs were produced by Zac Maloy in Nashville TN. She also facilitated The City & The Heart's 4th compilation album release featuring independent female-identifying singer-songwriters in NY benefitting Safe Horizon

The roster continues to grow with new artists like Los BungalitosSally Morgan and Old Heavy Hands who you will be hearing more from in 2018.

Last but not least, GrindEthos welcomes Dani Mari to the team!

Thanks for making 2017 rad, hears to a rockin' 2018!

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AUSTIN LUCAS new studio album with STEVE ALBINI, WILL JOHNSON

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Stars align. Be it cosmic or divine intervention, there comes a time when the chips fall in your favor, the light shines in the shadows or even on a dog’s hindquarters. For newly energized folk/punk mainstay Austin Lucas, that time is now. The singer/songwriter just entered Electrical Audio in Chicago with everyone’s favorite jumpsuit-clad audio genius, engineer extraordinaire Steve Albini.

The cantankerous Shellac and Big Black frontman, who also boasts studio credits with the likes of Nirvana, the Pixies, PJ Harvey and the Stooges (among manyothers), will guide the process with accompanying artistry from former Centro-matic main man Will Johnson, as well as Lucas’ family members, most notably Austin’s father Bob, a multi-instrumentalist/songwriter/producer known for his work with Alison Krauss. Todd Beene (Lucero, Glossary, Chuck Ragan) will be handling pedal-steel duties as they all team up for (and as) Immortal Americans.

“In my estimation, there isn’t a single human being alive who has been responsible for recording more music that I love (than Albini),” says Lucas. “As I can say with certainty that I’ve never poured more of myself into a collection of songs, I can’t think of anyone who I’d prefer to have at the engineering helm. This project has been a long time in the making, and I’m excited to finally be headed into the studio with so many amazing people. This album will be a new direction for me, in a way only hinted at before on (2009’s) Somebody Loves You.”

2018 promises to be a big one for Last Chance Records, as the label announces an acoustic Lucas LP, Field Recordings, followed later by Immortal Americans. When asked if having Albini, Johnson and Co. involved in the making of Immortal Americans means that things will be getting loud and fuzzy or, instead, a bit more laid back, Lucas responds, “Yes.”

As you digest that, here’s an added bonus for your listening pleasure: a stripped-down, acoustic version of one of the songs from Field Recordings that will be revamped and fleshed out for Immortal Americans: “Killing Time.” Enjoy it here.

—Scott Zuppardo