Weekly US News Round-Up (14/9/2012)

Even though we love our Stateside friends, our main goal here at Already Heard to showcase and highlight the best in established and emerging UK bands.

As a result of this, each week we bring you a concise round-up of news from America.

Nevertheless we will continue to work with bands from overseas in a variety of other ways; reviews, interviews, live photos, acoustic sessions, features and more.

If you have any news to contribute to future US News Round-Up’s, e-mail us at [email protected].

This week’s round-up includes details on new material from My Chemical Romance and The Swellers, whilst Title Fight and State Champs are streaming new releases with Hostage Calm, Storm The Beaches and The Acacia Strain have premiered new songs. Also read on to find out which labels Forever The Sickest Kids and Suicide Silence have joined and much more.

My Chemical Romance will be releasing two previously a month over a 5 month period. ‘Conventional Weapons’ will consists of songs recorded before the bands 2010 album ‘Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys’ with the first two songs set to be released in October.

Forever The Sickest Kids have signed to Fearless Records.

‘Floral Green,’ the new album from Title Fight can streamed in full here.

Storm The Beaches will release ‘Hemisphere’ on October 23rd through Apparition Records. A new song called ‘Full Circle’ can be streamed here.

The Swellers will release an EP entitled ‘Running Out Of Places To Go’ on October 16th via Snowbird Songs. A new song called ‘Making Waves’ can be heard here.

1. Hands
2. Let Me In
3. Bad For Me
4. Making Waves
5. Running Out Of Places To Go

Issues, fronted by former Woe Is Me vocalists Tyler Carter and Michael Bohn, will release ‘Black Diamonds’ on November 13th via Velocity/Rise Records.

The Acacia Strain posted a new song called ‘Victims of the Cave.’Death is the Only Mortal’ is released on October 9 via Rise Records. They will also be touring the US with support from Cruel Hand, I Declare War, Fit For An Autopsy and No Bragging Rights.

As I Lay Dying have premièred a new song titled ‘A Greater Foundation.’

A new song from Hostage Calm, ’May Love Prevail’ can be heard here.

With The Punches and I Call Fives will be touring together from mid-October. Real Friends and Stickup Kid will be supporting on select dates.

Suicide Silence have signed to Nuclear Blast Entertainment. A new album is expected to be released in early 2013.

Shai Hulud, have finished their fourth album and is produced by New Found Glory’s Chad Gilbert who has also provided vocals on the record.

State Champs’ new EP ‘Overslept’ is streaming online.

Transit have posted a video of the band performing a cover of Third Eye Blind’s Motorcycle Drive By.’

Man The Change will release ‘Defeated’ on November 13th through Hooked On Records.

01. Val Killed Her 
02. Journeyman 
03. Skeeter 
04. Keon’s Revival
05. Under Water 
06. Defeated

The EP from The Stereo State, ‘Crossing Canyons’ will be released through Creator-Destructor Records on October 23rd. A song called ‘American Bones’ can be heard here.

Troubled Coast and My Iron Lung will begin a US tour in early October.

Pennsylvania post-hardcore 6-piece I Am King has signed with Velocity/Rise Records. The band will enter the studio later this year to record their label debut with an anticipated release in spring 2013.

Direct Hit! and The Haverchucks will be releasing a split 7" on October 9th via Kind of Like Records and Bright & Barrow Records.

1. Direct Hit! – Operation (cover of The Side Project)
2. Direct Hit! – Fallout Shelter Television
3. The Haverchucks – Winding Down
4. The Haverchucks – (The Girl Gave Me) The Runaround

Pure Noise Records has announced a November 6th release date for To The Wind’s new EP, ‘No More Than This.’

1. Close To Nothing
2. No More Than This
3. To Those Before Me
4. In Regret
5. Victims
6. Once Lost

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