Singer-songwriter Gab De La Vega shares “YYZ”, second video out of the new album “Beyond Space And Time”

YYZ is the new video by Gab De La Vega, who ended 2019 with the release of “Perfect Texture”, first single to reveal the new record “Beyond Space And Time”, his third full length album, which is coming out on January 24th.

The song comes with a music video directed by Jaden D and edited by Bradley James Allen.

The song lyrics are deep, personal and reveal the ability of De La Vega to read his own as well as other people’s life, the world and the time we live in, evoking images that could appear familiar to many.

De La Vega comments:
“YYZ is about feeling lost and disoriented in life. It’s about the need to find your place in the world. The moments in which you have to make decisions that might change everything, without having a clue of what the outcome might be. It’s about the daily struggle to steer your own life and at the same time accept that you don’t have full control of everything that happens to you.
The song lyrics refer to a summer afternoon two years ago. I was walking in downtown Toronto, chasing my thoughts in the alleys of my mind. At one point I looked around and I realized my feet took me astray. I had to figure out where I was. I was kind of lost, literally… and metaphorically.”

The video was shot in Toronto in the summer of 2019. This is what De La Vega had to say about it:

“I decided to tribute the city in the video. I love Toronto, it feels like second home.
Jaden, who directed the video, is my cousin and he’s from Toronto. We had this idea so we went around the city and I started busking, playing the song at some of the most and some of the least busy corners of the city.
There are no actors in the video, only the people of Toronto. They were running late to hop on their train, they were shopping, they were groups of friends or couples chatting, they were regular people caught up in their regular lives on an ordinary summer day. We provided the soundtrack, but they were the protagonists. Some of them stopped to hear me play, even for a few seconds, others liked it and dropped a coin in the case. I tried to go along the flow and become part of the play for that day, impersonating someone whose life is not different from anybody’s. I guess it’s just what we do, we live our lives, we play our scripts.”

The new album “Beyond Space And Time” was recorded and mixed by Simone Piccinelli at La Buca Recording Club in Montichiari and mastered by Grammy-nominated sound engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Jeff Rosenstock, Sun Valley Gun Club, Gouge Away…) at The Atomic Garden Recording Studios in Oakland, California.

Released by Epidemic Records and the German label Backbite Records.

Preorders for Vinyl and CDs are being taken from now at: https://www.smarturl.com/GabDeLaVegaBSAT

To celebrate the album release, De La Vega is announcing a first round of full band shows across Italy, while other full band as well solo shows across Europe are being booked, starting from March.

Solo show
2nd February – Martinengo, Comics bar

Full band – Gab De La Vega and The Open Cages
7th February – Cremona, Circolo Arcipelago
8th February – Brescia, Lio Bar
9th February – Parma, Splinter Club
21st February – TBA
22nd February – TBA
23rd February – Chiuppano, Osteria Al Castello

European shows are being booked by Flix Agency and they will be shortly announced.

Regarde: new single “Small Talks” reveals another piece of their new album.

New single for Regarde, one of the most interesting acts of the Italian underground. A band that has been able to explore themselves and explore different sounds at each release and at the same time create their own distinctive identity in the musical proposals of this country.
The four piece from Vicenza present us “Small Talks”, a song that embodies the energy of the band’s first productions and new melodic paths, in a well balanced mixture. This is the second preview of the new album “The Blue And You”, out on January 24th for Epidemic Records and the German Through Love Records.
“Small Talks” represents, together with the previous single “Wide Awake”, a great taste of the new work coming out. A valuable visual created by Michele Bruttomesso comes along with the song.

The band commented the single:

“Sometimes in your life you feel the need to say out loud everything you have on our mind to whoever is in front of you, wether the listener is actually caring for the message or not.
You ask yourself if you choose the right path, if you are becoming the person you’d wanted to be, or if you are just struggling  through life for some reason.
But there will come a time you’ll realize you just have to talk straight, being aware that some
people will not be able to stand it and that they will rather leave than face the truth.”

“The Blue And You” follows two EPs (the first, self-titled of 2014, the year of birth of the band and Perspectives, released in 2015) and it is the heir to the first beautiful full length Leavers (2018), a real turning point in the life of the band, in which the magma bubbling in the core of the group has also been able to consolidate in structures and compositional architecture, capable of best expressing the great potential of Regarde.
While for Leavers Regarde had flown to Boston to work with Jay Maas, for this new effort the four musicians relied on Bob Cooper, producer based in Leeds, who captured the soft soul of some of the melodic passages of the songs and at the same time enhanced the rhythms, which is always calibrated and never exaggerated, a result that Maurizio Baggio’s mastering exhalted in every detail.

While the Preorder will continue until the release date (24th January) on http://smarturl.com/R-TBAY (for digital and vinyl), the band from Vicenza is warming up their engines for the first dates celebrating the launch of this new work:

24.01 – Bocciodromo (VI) //release party// **
25.01 – Bloom (Mezzago, MI)
01.02 – Arci Dallò (Castiglione delle Stiviere, MN) *
29.02 – Edonè (BG) **
13.03 – Parallel Warehouse (FC)
14.03 – Urban Cultural Sea (MI)
28.03 – Arci Perugina (GE)
18.04 – Gagarin Club (Busto Arsizio, VA)

* w/Gender Roles (UK)
** w/Six Impossible Things

Gab De La Vega: new single “Perfect Texture” announces his new album.

Singer-songwriter Gab De La Vega shares his new single “Perfect Texture” to announce the release of his new album, “Beyond Space And Time”, which is coming out on January 24th 2020.
It’s his third full length album and it’s the first to be full-band arranged. It follows his debut full band effort, “I Want Nothing”, which came out in 2017.

The single comes with a video directed by Bradley James Allen and co-directed by Jaden D and Gab De La Vega, in which a Back To The Future DeLorean appears, in a dreamy surreal scenario that mixes reality and fiction, which boundaries blur into something indistinguishable. What is real and what is fake?


Gab De La Vega comments: “It seems to me that the boundaries between what’s real and what’s fake tend to be undefined nowadays. Everything runs at twice the speed today and it has become so superficial that we don’t even bother questioning if our perceptions are real. This has an impact on everything.

For example, it’s easy to take a quick glance at a person’s life through the lenses of social media and think they are having the greatest of lives, when in fact they are not as shiny as they look.
The comforting flawless surface of this post-truth world we internalize deteriorates the connections to the (real) world and to the people in it. It leads to loneliness, social anxiety, fear of judgment and gets us involved in a perpetual chase for easy distraction and interactions based on instant gratification.

It’s easy to be dragged into this game, but eventually there’s a way out. When the walls around us grow taller and the room around us gets smaller, we just need to reach out for the handle and pull it: there’s another world outside, in which we can truly be ourselves, with flaws and virtues and have healthy interactions with the each other. It is liberty in its purest form.”

Pefect Texture” features Nicola Manzan (aka Bologna Violenta), a multi-instrumentalist and composer who previously worked with many artists such as Il Teatro Degli Orrori, Baustelle, Fast Animals And Slow Kids, Lo Stato Sociale and others. He played the violin and the viola in the song.

The new album “Beyond Space And Time” has been recorded and mixed by Simone Piccinelli at La Buca Recording Club in Montichiari and mastered by Grammy-nominated sound engineer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Oathbreaker, Jeff Rosenstock, Gouge Away…) at The Atomic Garden Recording Studios in Oakland, California.

It’s released via Gab’s own label Epidemic Records and the German label Backbite Records.
Preorders for Vinyl and CDs are being taken from now via their websites.


After years of non-stop touring across most of the European Countries and treks in the US, Canada, Chile and Argentina, i
n 2019 Gab De La Vega toured Europe and Canada and played his first show with a full band line up as Gab De La Vega and The Open Cages, opening for Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls in Brescia, Italy.

This new single throws a glance at what comes next: full band as well solo tours are being booked across Europe by Flix Agency, with an official release party at Lio Bar in Brescia (his hometown in Italy) on February 8th.

2020 already looks busy and tour dates to promote “Beyond Space And Time” will be announced soon. Keep an eye out!

BEYOND SPACE AND TIME – TRACKLIST

  1. Phoenix From The Flames

  2. Story Of A Human Being

  3. YYZ

  4. Perfect Texture

  5. Rosary Of Days

  6. Bomb Inside My Head

  7. As One

  8. We’ve Already Seen All This

  9. Words Unspoken

  10. Something’s Not Ok

  11. I Still Believe


INFO, VIDEOS AND OTHER LINKS:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/gabdelavegamusic

Bandcamp: https://www.gabdelavega.bandcamp.com
Video: I Want Nothing (2017):
https://youtu.be/nlVCF-ftNSk

Video: Against The Grain (2016): https://youtu.be/ItKfkHp0CC4

Video: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind (2015): https://youtu.be/-1fRlzQdsoE

Epidemic Records: https://www.facebook.com/epidemicrecordshc

Backbite Records: https://www.facebook.com/backbiterecords

REGARDE release “Wide Awake”, first single out of their new album “The Blue And You”

Italian Emo/Indie punks Regarde are back with their second full length, “The Blue And You”. The announcement comes with the first single out of the album, called “Wide Awake”.

It’s an intringuing song, emotional and melodic; a catchy tune which finds its perfect balance in the harmonies of its guitars and the long-paced rhythm of the drums, while the soft vocals resonate in the echoing rooms of this killer single.
This preview gives a taste of the hard work in the songwriting and the care for details in the studio process, which sees Bob Cooper, music producer from Leeds, UK as a director of this “orchestra”.

The single opens the Preorders for the vinyl edition, which is coming out in January. A cooperation between Italy’s Epidemic Records (previously at work with Regard with “Leavers”, an LP which demonstrated the great talent of this band) and the German label Through Love Records is making “The Blue And You” available in two different colors, for all music lovers and collectors.
Preorders can be done here: http://bit.ly/EpidemicPreorder or here: https://bit.ly/37qyX8S

“The Blue and You” is a 10-tracks record that talks about the unavoidable struggle within yourself, those moments when you finally face the “Blue” buried deep inside of you. Anxiety, concern and sickness are part of who you are, a projection of your being. Even if sometimes its weight is unbearable, the “Blue” keeps growing inside you, shapeshifting itself into the face reflected in your mirrors, polluting every corner of the places you live in, until you finally get face to face with it, embracing who you are.

Sound wise the record is all about vibe. A perfect bass driven vibe combined with beautiful guitar melodies and catchy hooks. Imagine 2015s Turnover (“Peripheral Vision”) combined with the drive of Title Fight and much of Italian “anima and amore” added and you get the sound of Regarde.

A great return from this young band, which has already built its own beautiful identity.

#PunksForRojava: 25% of Epidemic Records releases and merch donated to humanitarian aids in Rojava.

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY ACTION FOR ROJAVA!
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We join the collective effort of many other labels of friends and partners from all over the World in support of the population of Rojava.
All orders from Today until Saturday 26th, 1 full week.
Here’s a collective statement from all the labels involved.

PUNKS FOR ROJAVA! Solidarity is a weapon!

The current level of brutality in the world is shocking and leaves us speechless. As incomprehensible as it all may be, we cannot let ourselves fall into a state of shock. We need to transform our speechlessness into cries of protest. It is time to give voice to our rage and fight the conditions in the world that are making us sick and leaving others dead. It is time to take a stand!

We cannot lose our solidarity in this cold world because it is our weapon in the fight for a humane existence.

In order to help break the silence and to show solidarity with the people and the revolution in Rojava, we – a collective of DIY Record Labels from all over the world – will be donating 25% of our proceeds in the coming week to the humanitarian aid organization Cadus and the Jinwar Free Woman’s Village. Because ours is a collective struggle.

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FIERCE announce new album with the single The Ruins Of A Dying Kingdom.

FIERCE, metal band based in Trieste, Venice and Padova (Italy) announce their debut full lenght.
The album, titled “Eclipsed From The Duat”, follows a demo (2016, Reabsorption) and an EP (2017, Ashes).
This new work is going to be released by Epidemic Records, Shove Records (both from Italy) e the danish Rakkerpak Records.
They unveiled a first piece of this new work in the summer, with the single “V.I.T.R.I.O.L.” and now Fierce is asking the single  “The Ruins Of A Dying Kingdom” to represent the sounds of this new album.
The band comment:
“The Ruins of a Dying Kingdom is about the realization that all the things we thought defined us, like our education, values, social position, personality and so on are just a product of what is expected from us and what we’ve been told to be in this life. The bewilderment that follows could be devastating, because we no longer know where to turn to find ourselves and what to do to give a meaning to our existence. If we had enough courage to leave these safe ruins behind and insist in our quest in the outer darkness though, we could be lucky enough to catch a small glimpse of that light that will act as a beacon, making us understand that the destruction happened at the beginning was the best thing that could ever happened to us and the only way to start becoming what we really are.”

The single comes out as a lyric video, which is warming up the arena for the official album release: October 25th it wil be available digitally and the preorders for the vinyl edition (to be available in December) will start on the same day.

On top of what already appears as one of the best metal releases of the year, an amazing album artwork by ViewFromTheCoffin.

Fierce has for shows coming up in November:
1/11 Lubiana (Slovenia) – Orto Bar
2/11 Pula (Croatia) – Monteparadiso
8/11 Perugia (Italy) – TBC
9/11 L’Aquila (Italy) – Garbage Live Club

LINK FIERCE: https://www.facebook.com/nobeastssofierce/

GAB DE LA VEGA on tour in Canada

Singer Songwriter Gab De La Vega is touring Canada for the second time.
One year and a half after his first visit with Greg Rekus (from Winnipeg), he’s got dates are around Ontario and Quebec this June.

06.19 – Toronto, ON – The Boat
06.20 – Guelph, ON – TBC
06.21 – Ajax, ON – Rotilicius
06.22 – Cambridge, ON – The Krusty Burger
06.23 – Oshawa, ON – The Atria
06.24 – Peterborough, ON – Red Dog
06.25 – Montreal, QC – Barfly
06.26 – Levis, QC – Anthony’s Warped Salon
06.27 – Trois Rivieres, QC – Le Stage
06.28 – Sherbrooke, QC – Le Murdoch
06.29 – Ottawa, ON – Cafe Dekcuf

Gab De La Vega’s latest release is “I Want Nothing”, which video was filmed between Toronto and New York in 2017. B-side to it is an acoustic rendition of “Some Kinda Hate” by the Misfits.

He’s just recorded a new album in the winter, which hasn’t seen the life yet, but he’s playing songs from it on this tour.
On a recent interview with Idioteq.com, he confirmed that he’s also going to start playing shows and touring with a new full band set, while he’s also continuing playing acoustic solo shows.

His first full band show has just been announced: it’s going to be as an opening act to Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls in Brescia, on August 20th.
The full band tours and shows will appear under the name “Gab De La Vega and The Open Cages”.

Details about the tour will be available at https://www.facebook.com/gabdelavegamusic

Order Shipping Postponed, please read!

PLEASE NOTICE: Orders between June 4th and July 15th will be processed, packed and shipped out from July 16th!
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Keep an eye out for discounts and promotions!
Disavow Preorders are due to be shipped out after that date anyway, so keep them coming!
The E-store and the label will still be 100% active, of course, only the shipping date for your orders is going to be postponed. Thanks for your patience!
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DISAVOW: new full lenght: preview and preorder.

Disavow.

Since the beginning Disavow has been about a desperate need to express themselves, choosing hardcore as the vehicle for their message.
Their debut 7” Half Empty (Epidemic Records, 2017 – you can find it here!) was followed by an intense live activity.
If you loved them with Half Empty, you’re probably going crazy for this first full length!

PREORDER: https://www.epidemicrecords.net/store/20-preorder

NEW SINGLE PREVIEW:

Additional vocals on ‘See Through Me’ by Chris Colohan.

Additional vocals on ‘Abstain’ by Andrea Cengic.

Recorded and mixed by Ulf Blomberg at Hobo Rec/The End Studios.

Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios.

Artwork by Isabell Kirstinä.

Released by: Epidemic Records, Refuse Records, Useless Pride Records.
For Fans of: No Tolerance, Trash Talk, Rotting Out.

 

LA ARMADA European Tour dates announced

Melodic hardcore punk metalheads La Armada from Chicago are coming to Europe this summer.
They have just announced a bunch of shows in July and August, with appearances at  some of the main events and festivals.
They are ready to bring their signature latino infused hardcore punk sounds to the Old World, along with their outspoken and clever political message.
Their album “Anti-Colonial Vol. 1, out via Creep Records (US) and Epidemic Records (Europe), is a call for resistance in reaction to increased visibility and power in the hands of the “alternative right”, religious extremists and white supremacists in the United States and worldwide.
La Armada is a mix of wild, sharp and heavy riffs, angry vocals, irresistible breakdowns; a thrash / hardcore / punk crossover with politically meaningful lyrics.
An explosive sound, ready to detonate. Europe: get ready!

These are the dates that have been announced so far:
July 13th Nuremberg, DE @ KNRD Fest
July 14th Zwiesel, DE @ Jugendcafe Zwiesel
July 15th Prague, CZ @ Cross Club
July 16th Berlin, DE @ Franken
July 17th Hamburg, DE @ Menschenzoo
July 18th Groningen, NL @ Lola
July 19th Koln, DE @ Sonic Ballroom
July 20th Naaldwijk, NL @ De Flaat
July 23rd Darmstadt, DE @ Oetinger Villa w/ Get Dead
July 24th Geneva, CH @ Le Trou
July 27th Valencia, ES @ Magazine Club
July 28th Zaragosa, ES @ TBA
July 29th Oviedo, ES @ Lata De Zinc
July 30th Vitoria, ES @ Jimmy Jazz w/ Propagandhi & Adrenalized
July 31th Madrid, ES @ Sala Mon Live w/ Propagandhi & Adrenalized
August 2nd Duffel, BE @ Brakrock Ecofest
August, 4th, Vicenza, IT @ Osteria al Castello
August 6th Tolmin, SLO Punk Rock Holiday
August 7th Cesena, IT @ Magazzino Parallelo
August 8th Brescia, IT @ Festa di Radio Onda d’Urto, Tenda Blu
August 9th Vilmar, DE @ Tells Bells Festival

More shows are going to be confirmed and announced.

Link to their album:
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Link to their video “Fire”: https://youtu.be/Ec1U7QXqEpE

Link to their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/armadahardcore/

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