Tuesday, April 1, 2014

PONY BONES Debut "Clyfford" via Ad Hoc

as seen on Ad Hoc...

"In recent years, Boston has increasingly been making a name for itself as a hub for noisy and damn good guitar rock. The latest release from Pony Bones is no exception. The experimental duo, made up of Kate Hanlon on drums and Matt Robidoux on guitars, vocals, tapes, and keys has just announced the release of their sophomore EP, Pony Bones II. Robidoux's pummeling guitar work should be familiar to fans of his other Massachusetts outfit, Speedy Ortiz. On "Clyfford," the debut single from Pony Bones II, Robidoux is quick to show off his fretboard smashing expertise, but he proves just as adept at taking the reigns as vocalist. The result is a track that is simultaneously catchy and challenging, ramshackle and emotionally resonant.

Pony Bones II will be out on cassette on April 29 via Exploding in Sound. You can preorder the tape HERE.

Thursday, March 27, 2014


Welcome to the tour of a lifetime. Disco Doom and Ovlov are heading out across the East Coast and the Midwest, and it's safe to say it will be an incredible seventeen days. Disco Doom has come from Zurich, Switzerland to drop your jaws and blow your minds. Ovlov too... but you already knew that. Don't miss out. Bring your grandparents then they can tell the grandkids. It won't be quite the same since you were also there, but both you and grandma will know... you witnessed something spectacular. Special guests, LVL UP will be joining the band on six dates along the east coast.

Spring Break Forever. Dreams Come True. Dream Electric. Moth Rock. Rock Yeah.

03/28 - Lowell, MA @ Cumnock Hall at UMass Lowell w/ Kal Marks +

03/29 - Sommerville, MA @ Crane Room at Tufts University w/ Indian Twin +

03/30 - Boston, MA @ Great Scott w/ Pile (7" RELEASE SHOW) & Krill +

03/31 - New York, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Radical Dads & Zula

04/01 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Bad History Month & Leapling

04/02 - New Haven, CT @ Bar (FREE) w/ Bad History Month +

04/03 - Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House w/ Glocca Mora & Ted Nguyent +

04/04 - Haggerstown, MD @ RCM w/ Wish List, Morning Banana Diet & Bishops

04/05 - Harrisonburg, VA @ Macrock w/ Malatese, Pachangacha, Fluffer, You're Jovian, Myrrh Myrrh +

04/06 - Columbus, OH @ Kobo Live w/ Nude Art

04/07 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's 20 Lanes w/ Item, Spirit Guide & Sunmouth

04/08 - Toledo, OH @ Frankies w/ Threading & Ceremony of Senses

04/09 - Grand Rapids @ House of Pancakes w/ Heaters & Real Ghosts

04/10 - Chicago, IL @ Township w/ Ovlov, My Dad & Best Witches

04/11 - St. Louis, MO @ Fubar

04/12 - Cincinnati, OH @ The Comet w/ White Walls

04/13 - Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Roboto Project w/ Nic Lawless, The Gotobeds & Partly Sunny

+ w/ LVL UP

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Geronimo! Debut "Mr. President" via Stereogum + Announce New Album, "Cheap Trick"

as seen on Stereogum...

"Geronimo! have chosen an almost perfect name for what they do. The only way the Chicago punk band’s name could be stylized better is if it were in all caps and with, like, six extra O’s. “Mr. President,” the first single off their upcoming album Cheap Trick, whips jackknifing guitar riffs, screamed-then-plainspoken vocals, and a constant near-motorik drum blast into a froth equal parts psychedelic and psychotic. It’s a hell of a lot of fun, and worth the time of anyone who’s been digging the more jagged EIS bands like Two Inch Astronaut and Pile. Listen to it below and check them out on tour soon.

04/16 - Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ Speedy Ortiz
05/02 - Beloit, WI @ C Haus w/ A Severe Joy
05/03 - Rockford, IL @ Rockford Art Deli w/ A Severe Joy & Bloom
05/04 - Ann Arbor, MI @ Grumpton Manor w/ A Severe Joy, Orphanage, Bobby McManus, & Jo Pie Whyld
05/05 - Grand Rapids, MI @ House of Pancakes w/ Goddammit
05/06 - Kalamazoo, MI
05/07 - Pittsburgh, PA
05/08 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Cottage Jefferson
05/09 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w/ Purling Hiss, Vulture Shit, Lost Boy ? & more
05/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Death By Audio w/ Ovlov, LVL UP & Dead Wives
05/11 - Boston, MA w/ Grass Is Green & Kal Marks
05/12 - Portland, ME @ Bunker Brewing w/ A Severe Joy
05/13 - Lowell, MA @ Wilder Zangcraft w/ Kal Marks
05/15 - Philadelphia, PA @ Dog Morgue w/ Snoozer, Ovlov, LVL UP, LMI
05/16 - Baltimore, MD @ The Crown
05/17 - Columbus, OH @ Tree Bar w/ Speed Governor

Cheap Trick is out 5/13 via Exploding In Sound. Pre-order HERE.

Kal Marks Debut "The Fucking Ocean" Video via Impose

as seen on Impose Magazine...

"Have you ever wondered about what the life of the yellow-coated sailor on the front of Gorton's fish stick boxes might be like? Well the Boston drone-rockers Kal Marks have, and according to the story they created for the bearded seaman in the video for their latest single, “The Fucking Ocean,” Gorton has seen some serious shit. Obviously distraught with the death of a friend, the sailor goes mad encountering his lost friend in his attic turning the video into a 5-minute Stephen King-esque thriller. What seems like a crazy concept fits perfectly with the band’s only instrumental track as the all-encompassing wall of sound washes over like a riptide.

“The Fucking Ocean” is from Kal Marks' latest LP Life Is Murder, out now via Exploding In Sound/Sophomore Lounge/Midnight Werewolf Records."

Directed by Mike Sampson and Suja Ono.

Sunday, March 2, 2014


Exploding In Sound is truly thrilled to announce that we're going to be in Austin, TX during this year's SXSW and this time, we're not coming alone. Pile, Grass Is Green, Two Inch Astronaut, Disco Doom, Palehound, Krill, and Bad History Month will all be heading down, so plan your schedules accordingly. Check out all the dates they are playing along the way on our tour page. We're doing three showcases and we'd absolutely love if you would invite your friends...

Wednesday, March 12th: Austin Imposition (IMPOSE's annual party) at The Longbranch Inn [RSVP COMING SOON]
Thursday, March 13th: EIS BBQ at Todd's Mansion (house show!!) [RSVP HERE]
Friday, March 14th: The Glorious Hole Party at Hole in the Wall [RSVP HERE]

Much more information can be found below, but before that, check out where you can find all of the Exploding In Sound Records' artists in Austin...


03/12 - Austin, TX @ Longbranch Inn [9:30 PM]
03/13 - Austin, TX @ Todd's Mansion [7:50 PM]
03/14 - Austin, TX @ The New Movement Theater [5:00 PM]
03/14 - Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall [8:15 PM]
03/15 - Austin, TX @ House Show [details TBA]


03/11 - Austin, TX @ Cheer-Up Charlie's [2:00 PM]
03/12 - Austin, TX @ Longbranch Inn [11:45 PM]
03/13 - Austin, TX @ Todd's Mansion [7:15 PM]
03/14 - Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall [10:45 PM]


03/12 - Austin, TX @ Longbranch Inn [10:15 PM]
03/13 - Austin, TX @ Todd's Mansion [4:20 PM]
03/13 - Austin, TX @ The Owl [8:45 PM]
03/14 - Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall [12:50 AM]
03/15 - Austin, TX @ KVRX Music [1:45 PM]
03/15 - Austin, TX @ House show [details TBA]


03/12 - Austin, TX @ Longbranch Inn [11:00 PM]
03/13 - Austin, TX @ Todd's Mansion [3:10 PM]
03/13 - Austin, TX @ The Liberty [7:00 PM]
03/13 - Austin, TX @ The Owl


03/11 - Austin, TX @ Spider House Ballroom [6:00 PM]
03/11 - Austin, TX @ Metal & Lace SXSW Showcase [9:00 PM]
03/12 - Austin, TX @ Longbranch Inn
03/13 - Austin, TX @ The Liberty
03/13 - Austin, TX @ Todd's Mansion [5:30 PM]
03/14 - Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall
03/15 - Austin, TX @ Lux Museum


03/11 - Austin, TX @ Spider House Ballroom [5:30 PM]
03/11 - Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall
03/12 - Austin, TX @ Half Step [9 PM, Frenchkiss Label Group official SXSW show]
03/12 - Austin, TX @ Longbranch Inn
03/13 - Austin, TX @ Todd's Mansion
03/14 - Austin, TX @ The New Movement Theatre [2 PM]
03/14 - Austin, TX @ Hole in the Wall


03/13 - Autin, TX @ Todd's Mansion [3:45 PM]
03/13 - Autin, TX @ The Owl
03/14 - Autin, TX @ Hole in the Wall [9:55 PM]



In all this excitement, we also released a brand new sampler highlight the releases of 2013 and 2014 and introducing the EIS audience to many of our upcoming releases including Pony Bones, Geronimo!, Mattress Financial / Fond Han, Baked, LVL UP, and so much more. We will have much more information and proper announcements for all that soon, but for now, enjoy the sampler and share it with your friends. I can't recommend checking this sampler out enough and suggest listening in order... we put a lot of thought into it and it plays straight through pretty damn well. Get it HERE.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Porches. "Being Alone" 2011 Tour Documentary Coming Soon + Tour Dates


Filmmaker/photographer Heather Craig's long awaited and highly anticipated PORCHES. tour documentary, Being Alone, is set for a release this Spring. Check out a brand new trailer for the incredible film above. There's a new Facebook page for the documentary as well, be sure to go "like" it to stay up to date on everything, including screenings and purchase info.

Direction and Cinematography by: Heather Craig
Edited by: Erin Whitson

Aaron Maine
Kevin Farrant
James Ryan
Seiya Jewell
Matt Gaffney

And the American music underground that been rising up as of late.

Heather added: "Thank you to everyone for your amazing support as well as to PORCHES! Please contact me to schedule a screening! Distribution to be determined. I love you for your patience."

ICYMI: In very related news, Porches. are going on tour in March. Complete dates are...

03/01 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right w/ DRGN King & Frankie Cosmos
03/13 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium (Tour Kickoff)
03/14 - Red Hook, NY @ Smog (Bard College)
03/15 - Waltham, MA @ Chums Coffeehouse (Brandeis College)
03/16 - Burlington, VT @ Monkey Bar
03/17 - Bennington College VT
03/18 - Albany, NY @ The Low Beat
03/19 - Purchase, NY @ The Stood (SUNY Purchase)
03/20 - Skidmore College
03/21 - Ithaca, NY @ Water Margin (Cornell College)
03/22 - Rochester, NY @ Bug Jar w/ Summer People, Del Paxton, Attic Basement
03/23 - Buffalo, NY
03/24 - Cleveland TBA
03/25 - Michigan TBA
03/26 - Chicago, IL @ Connies Plank House
03/27 - Bloomington, IN @ Rachaels Cafe
03/28 - Gambier, OH @ Horn Gallery (Kenyon College)
03/29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Fun Home
03/30 - Philadelphia, PA @ Golden Tea House

Krill Release "Steve Hears Pile..." + "Lucky Leaves" Repress!! On Tour NOW!!

A message from Krill...

"friends 'n' enemies, bros 'n' sissies, 3 krucial krill kommunikations (err) today:


~~ the glorious & unvanquishable Exploding in Sound Records has re-pressed our 2nd album, Lucky Leaves, & if you want to you can snag one on TOUR or online which would be cool!! it's on mixy wixy vinyl & has a sique-ass insert & everythin THANK YOU EXPLODINg OH also we got lucky leaves tapes c/o of BUFU RECORDS but those for now are only tour items (see below) ~~ if we don't sell em all you can get 1 after tour if you ain't on our warpath


~~ also c/o of master pals at EXPLODING IN SOUND, we released this EP last week on black'n'white vinyl about some stuff that i can't explaine here but it's good and fun and you could get it on tour or online


~~ ok this one is xtremely timely ::: we are AS WE SPEAK, AS I WRITE FROM MY MOM N DAD'S HOUSE IN ILLINOIS, on tour w/ the brainbustin Ava Luna who are also touring on a new and insanely good album called Electric Balloon ~~ you can come to our shows over the next five whopping weeks with alll tour dates 'n' info here (and below).

ok yall

sorry 2 be so strictly business this time around

hope to see ya on this fatass tour

email us if u like to

cuz we like to

peace upon all u

we need new tshirt design if u wanna think of 1 maybe we would use it no promises


02/23 Milwaukee, WI – Riverwest Public House w/ Blonder, Joshua Breakfast, Sat Nite Duets, @hkarnutz
02/24 Minneapolis, MN – Kitty Kat Club w/ Tickle Torture
02/25 Fargo, ND – Aquarium
02/27 Spokane, WA – The Bartlett w/ the Thermals
02/28 Seattle, WA – Black Lodge *KRILL ONLY*
02/28 Seattle, WA - Victory Lounge *AVA LUNA ONLY*
03/01 Olympia, WA – The Northern w/ La Luz, King Dude
03/02 Portland, OR – Valentines w/ Half Shadow
03/04 San Francisco, CA – The Knockout w/ Dude York, Chastity Belt
03/05 Isla Vista, CA – BIKO Garage
03/06 Los Angeles, CA – Bootleg Bar w/ Sam Flax
03/07 Phoenix, AZ – VIVA PHX Festival w/ Pinback, Blackalicious, Sir Mix-a-Lot (not a joke)
03/08 Albuquerque, NM – The Sister
03/12 Austin, TX – SXSW EIS/Impose Showcase
03/13 Austin, TX – SXSW Western Vinyl Showcase
03/13 Austin, TX – SXSW Father/Daughter / Inflated Records Showcase
03/14 New Orleans, LA – Tulane
03/14 New Orleans, LA – Siberia w/ Caddywhompus, Native America
03/15 Tallahassee, FL - Office Lounge w/ Torment
03/17 Atlanta, GA – Mammal Gallery w/ Hello Ocho, Warehouse
03/18 Charlotte, NC – Snug Harbor w/ Bo White
03/19 Durham, NC – Pinhook
03/20 Richmond, VA – Gallery 5
03/21 Washington, DC – The Dunes w/ Laughing Man
03/22 Baltimore, MD – The Crown w/ Ed Schrader's Music Beat
03/23 Philadelphia, PA – Golden Tea House w/ Laser Background
03/25 Brooklyn, NY – Silent Barn *AVA LUNA ALBUM RELEASE* w/ Jerry Paper, Railings, Ashcan Orchestra