Review: Dads – I’ll Be The Tornado

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Dads – I’ll Be The Tornado

Released October 14 on 6131 Records (buy here)

It took maybe a little too long to get this review posted, but better late than never or whatever forever. We don’t follow the rules here at Abandon Hip.

I’ll Be The Tornado is the second full-length released from Michigan punk duo Dads (they aren’t actually dads), and it’s a bit of a split from their earlier work. I’m only a recent convert to fatherhood (is that what it’s called when you’re a Dads fan?), but I think this record is a positive move for these guys. I’ve had a tough time listening to anything else but I’ll Be The Tornado since its release. There’s little regard for any genre here, and every track has its own particular vibe. Uncomplicated, heartfelt lyrics and more mature songwriting make this an overall stellar record (continued below).

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The only new music that matters this week

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It’s New Music Tuesday, kids. Today we are providing you with a link to what is sure to be one of the best releases of the year. If you haven’t already (and if you haven’t, what are you even doing?) stream Pianos Become the Teeth’s new album Keep You  HERE at PitchforkKeep You will be released on October 28th on Epitaph Records and follows 2011’s The Lack Long After.

The general Descensus is that we’re ready for a new Circa Survive album

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Am I the first one to make this pun? No?

ANYWAY, Circa Survive have just announced that they will be releasing their fifth LP Descensus via Sumerian Records on November 24 with a new song premiering October 27 (this is also the date pre-orders begin). Check out a clip of the song below along with a sampling of the album art. Front man Anthony Green stated that this is the first record he’s written while being completely sober. We’re ready.

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Yessssssss: Cursive to Reissue The Ugly Organ

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*distant sounds of joyful wailing*

Cursive have announced that they will be re-issuing their classic (and perfect) album The Ugly Organ on 2xCD and 2xLP, originally released in 2003 by Saddle Creek Records. Now titled The Ugly Organ (Deluxe Edition) [Remastered], this reissue will include remasters of the record’s original twelve tracks plus eight other tracks originally intended for the album. Extensive liner notes loaded with exclusive photos and handwritten lyrics sheet will be included with both the CD and LP versions. I need them all now.

Pre-order here via Saddle Creek. Available November 24. Check out the re-mastered version of “Art is Hard” below and wallow in it.

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New Song Round-Up…Sort of.

Seems that there hadn’t been too much going on this week in terms of new songs from upcoming releases, but fear not, sweet summer child, because a cornucopia of new releases dropped just today. Check below for streams of Self Defense Family’s new 7″ and Dads new LP, plus a bonus track from Little Big League. Enjoy the aural pleasure.

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Review: Minus the Bear – Lost Loves

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Minus The Bear – Lost Loves

Released October 7, 2014 on Dangerbird Records

By now, people know what to expect from Seattle indie rockers Minus the Bear, and it would seem as though they always deliver. The thing is, they always deliver just that: the expected. Lost Loves is a collection of various B-sides and rarities from 2007 (two years after the release of their great Menos el Oso) given a bit of a spit-shine and re-branding. Minus the Bear prove that they’re still one of the most musically and vocally talented acts out there with some killer, classic MTB-sounding tracks full of sophisticated and impeccable musicianship, but lacking any real innovation or divergence from their norm.

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The Smiths, Kraftwerk, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Nominated for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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Some of our favorites here at Abandon Hip have been nominated for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Check out the full list of nominees below and cast your votes here. The top 5 artists voted by fans will make up a fans’ ballot to be tallied along with other votes to choose the 2015 inductees. We humbly suggest casting several(thousand) votes for The Smiths (currently number 6). Green Day probably doesn’t need your help.

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Top 10 Albums of the Year (so far)

by Katherine Szabo

Hello and welcome to Abandon Hip! Let’s skip all the niceties and kick off our first post with Katherine’s (that’s me) favorite albums of the year so far. It’s been a dope-ass year for music so far, so let’s celebrate.

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