The trio also head out on the road tomorrow! Check out the dates below..
TS & The Past Haunts Live!
2/1 :: Los Angeles, CA @ Silver Lake Lounge #*
2/3 :: San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside #&
2/4 :: Chico, CA @ Cafe Coda #^
2/6 :: San Diego, CA @ Tin Can Alehouse #
2/7 :: Tempe, AZ @ Long Wong’s #
2/8 :: El Paso, TX @ Garage Tequila Bar #
2/10 :: Dallas, TX @ Double Wide #
2/11 :: FT Worth, TX @ Lola’s #
2/12 :: Austin, TX @ ND Venue w/ Ringo Deathstarr #%
2/13 :: Midland, TX @ Pine Box #
2/14 :: Albuquerque, NM @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge #
# = w/ Heywood
#* = w/ Heywood and X Ray Press
#& = w/ Heywood, Foolproof Four + Highway Patrol
#^ = w/ Heywood, The Shimmies + Good Problems
#% = w/ Heywood and Ringo Deathstarr
Chris No Sleep
“TS & The Past Haunts may be a new ensemble, but the members are no stranger to the scene.” - Filter
“Shettel remains a master of geeky sincerity…” - M Music Magazine
No Sleep Records is proud to announce the release of GONE & GONER, the first full-length album from TS & THE PAST HAUNTS spearheaded by Piebald’s own Travis Shettel. During the first week of March 2010, TS and the husband and wife rhythm section of Ben and Heather Heywood trekked up to Sacramento to track what they presumed was going to be the origins of a new album. With Robert Creek at the board, the album was tracked almost entirely live in a five-day span (only keys, percussion and vocals were overdubbed). There was not a single guitar overdub throughout the entire album, which TS himself has claimed had never happened in his entire recording history (while there is a backwards guitar during the solo of “Janice Hayes”, it was flown in from a different take). The band’s live performance gives the album an energy that doesn’t normally see its way onto conventional studio albums renderingGONE & GONER as one of the best live performances in the long player form.
Themes spread thick throughout GONE & GONER including the eccentricity of jury duty, bus rides in the wee-hours of the morning, living life to the fullest (as well as doing the opposite) and last but not least; unquenchable lust, all of which renders GONE & GONER a complete smasher. What we have here are ten songs of ruinous energy with harmonious overtones. One could reminisce about the past; how TS was the front man of Piebald, how The Duke Spiritserved as the catalyst for TS to get the band off the ground, or how Ben and TS met working at a Vietnamese restaurant in LA… but the past is null and void at this point. So, to a future of Past Haunts, we propose a toast. Turn up the stereo and raise those glasses high.
East Coast run w/ Aficionado
10/19 Brooklyn, NY The Acheron (CMJ)
10/20 Lowell, MA Umass Lowell - Fox Hall
10/21 New Paltz, NY Grimaldi’s Pizza
10/22 Brooklyn, NY Matchless (CMJ)
10/23 Amityville, NY Broadway Bar
10/25 Boston, MA Great Scott
10/26 Pittsburgh, PA The Smiling Moose
10/27 Cleveland, OH The Grog Shop
10/28 Lansing, MI Mac’s Bar
Chris No Sleep
Aficionado have announced their debut Self-Titled full length which will be out July 26th via No Sleep Records.
The new record was produced by AJ Mogis (Bright Eyes, Cursive, M. Ward) in Omaha earlier this year.
Expect pre-orders to be launched next week.
Jun 15 The Vibe Lounge Rockville Centre, NY w/ Daybreaker, Mansions
Jun 16 Hanger 84 Vineland, NJ w/ Daybreaker, Mansions
Jun 21 The Meatgrinder Rochester, NY w/ Daybreaker, Lapse, + Endangered Youth
Jun 22 Gomorrah AKA The Church Cleveland, OH w/ Daybreaker
Jun 23 Howell Opera House Howell, MI w/ Daybreaker
Jun 24 The Smiling Moose Pittsburgh, PA w/ Daybreaker
Jun 25 Sherman Theater Stroudsburg, PA w/ Daybreaker
Jun 26 The Barbary Philadelphia, PA Tickets w/ Daybreaker
Jul 01 Fitzies Pub Binghamton, NY w/ Summer People + Twin Killers
Jul 22 RECORD RELEASE SHOW @ Valentine’s Albany, NY
Jul 23 RECORD RELEASE SHOW @ The Pine Box Rock Shop Brooklyn, NY
Aug 27 Restoration Festival @ St Joseph’s Albany, NY w/ A Hawk and A Hacksaw, The Music Tapes + More!
Chris No Sleep
The Wonder Years Suburbia I’ve Given You All and Now I’m Available Today! Exclusive color available ONLY at Hot Topic!
The Wonder Years third full-length is available in stores and online today! We of course did the vinyl version of the new record and Hopeless did the CD/Digital.
If you have not heard the record yet, head over to The Wonder Years’ website now to check it out, you will NOT be disappointed. I am for one beyond proud of the guys and what they have done with this record. And YES they did one up The Upsides w/ Suburbia I’ve Given You All And Now I’m Nothing.
Head into your local Hot Topic store to pick up a copy of the vinyl on Orange, ONLY available via Hot Topic! Get on it! Literally EVERY copy of this color pressed were sent to Hot Topic, i don’t even have one yet!
Pre-orders are beginning to ship this week as the vinyl came in late yesterday, we are missing about 260 of the Split color currently, but hope it comes in vary soon! Copies still available on Gray and Black from NoSleepStore.com
Thanks again as always for the support of our bands and No Sleep!
Chris No Sleep
We are excited to officially announce “Separation,” the debut Full Length from Doylestown, PA’s Balance and Composure. The new record will be available May 10th, 2011 in both CD/Vinyl format. Be ready. More details to be announced soon!
Also don’t forget about the recently announced tour in May w/ Dredg and The Dear Hunter!
w/ Make Do and Mend
March 11th- Plains, PA: Unnamed Venue w/ Tigers Jaw
March 12th- Baltimore, MD: Charm City Art’s Space w/ Pianos Become The Teeth
March 13th- Cleveland, OH: Now That’s Class
March 14th- Cincinnati, OH: Fogarty’s
March 15th- Nashville, TN: Rocketown
March 18th - Austin, TX / SXSW The Scoot Inn (Thrasher Magazine Party)
March 19th - Austin, TX / SXSW Emo’s (Alternative Press Magazine Showcase)
w/ Dredg + The Dear Hunter
Tue 5/3 Los Angeles, CA Roxy
Wed 5/4 Los Angeles, CA Roxy
Thu 5/5 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Fri 5/6 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Sat 5/7 Sacramento, CA Ace of Spades
Tue 5/10 Salt Lake City, UT Avalon Theatre
Wed 5/11 Denver, CO Marquis Theatre
Fri 5/13 St. Louis, MO The Firebird
Sat 5/14 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
Sun 5/15 Pontiac, MI The Eagle Theatre
Mon 5/16 Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop
Wed 5/18 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
Thu 5/19 New York, NY Highline Ballroom
Fri 5/20 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero
Sat 5/21 Baltimore, MD Bourbon Street
Mon 5/23 Atlanta, GA The Masquerade
Wed 5/25 New Orleans, LA House of Blues
Thu 5/26 Houston, TX The Studio @ Warehouse Live
Fri 5/27 Austin, TX Emo’s
Sat 5/28 Dallas, TX Granada Theatre
Chris No Sleep
Aficionado are about to embark on a US tour (including SXSW dates), and will start recording their debut full length this Spring w/ AJ Mogis (Cursive, Tim Casher, The Faint) in Omaha at ARC Studios. I personally am very excited for this record, the new demos are awesome, so be stoked!
For full details and more check out the press release below.
Download “Do Nothing, Be Nothing” by Aficionado here!
After releasing their debut EP, When It Comes To Creation, last Fall on No Sleep Records, Albany-based post-hardcore troupeAficionado have announced a slew of upcoming US tour dates, taking the band to Austin’s SXSW marathon and throughout the majority of the country, where they’ll perform alongside friends Summer People, Nightmares For A Week, and more.
The band has also announced plans to begin recording their yet-to-be-titled debut full length album due out later this year, also on No Sleep Records. The recording will begin in the middle of the band’s upcoming tour, and will take place at Conor Oberst and Mike Mogis’ ARC Studios in Omaha from March 26th - April 10th with AJ Mogis (Cursive, Tim Kasher, Criteria, The Faint). The new album is set for release in Fall 2011.
What the press is saying:
Aficionado take those classic-rock influences—dig those incredibly Who-esque keys—and wed them with a punk-rock aggression and abandonment that sounds more celebratory than anything… Impressively creative - Alternative Press
A surprisingly cohesive unit that brings together the best of In/Casino/Out AT THE DRIVE-IN and the theatrical/carnival-addled WORLD INFERNO FRIENDSHIP SOCIETY. - Pastepunk
When It Comes to Creation is a fantastic release by one of the most inventive acts around today. - Delusions of Adequacy
Boys singing, girls singing, punk, rockabilly, cabaret - it’s all here - RCRD LBL
Albany, NY-based Aficionado conjure visions of a Polyphonic Spree with a post-punk twist. - Exclaim!
Ennergetic, spirited fun. - Treblezine.com
There is no excuse for missing out on this band, and the loyal listener will find satisfaction in the multiple layers to be uncovered…
You must get this now. - Alter The Press
3/3 @ Hudson River Coffee House, Albany, NY *
3/4 @ Emerald City, Brooklyn, NY *
3/5 @ Deadset Collective, 20 Plum St., Lancaster, PA *
3/6 @ TBA, Baltimore, MD *
3/7 - Virginia Beach/Richmond, VA *
3/8 @ Wilmington, NC *
3/9 @ Suite 8, Greenville, SC *
3/10 @The Wonderroot, Atlanta, GA *
3/11 @ God’s Butt, Birmingham, AL *
3/12 @ 1126 House, Hattiesburg, MS *
3/13 @ The Warehouse, Baton Rouge, LA *
3/14 @ Super Happy Fun Land, Houston, TX *
3/15 @ Triple Crown, San Marcos, TX *
3/16 - SXSW @ The Mellow Mushroom $
3/17 - SXSW – TBA
3/18 - SXSW – TBA
3/19 - SXSW - TBA
3/20 - SXSW - TBA
3/21 @ Pinebox, Midland, TX *
3/22 @ Whiskey Dix, Lubbock, TX *
3/23 @ 114 W. Main , Norman, OK *
3/24 @ Smoke & Barrel, Fayetteville, AR *
3/25 @ Scion Lab, Kansas City, MO
3/26 - 4/10 OMAHA, NE - RECORDING
4/11 - @ Vaudeville Mews, Des Moines, IA
4/12 - @ House Show, Waterloo, IA
4/13 - Rock City, IL
4/15 - Chicago, IL
4/16 @ The Dojo, Indianapolis, IN &
4/17 @ The Marburg Collective, Cincinnati, OH &
4/18 @ Kobo, Columbus, OH &
4/19 @ It’s a Kling Thing House, Akron, OH &
4/20 @ 222 Ormsby, Pittsburgh, PA &
4/21 @ Sugar City, Buffalo, NY &
4/22- @ The Bug Jar, Rochester, NY &
4/23 @ 34 Jarvis, Binghamton, NY &
4/24 @ The Basement, Kingston, NY &
* = w/ Summer People
$ = w/ Look Mexico and Zlam Dunk
& = w/ Nightmares For A Week
Chris No Sleep