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As if we needed more reasons to love the boys from SWMRS.

Bands just starting out know all about the struggles of getting the word out about their gigs. It’s frustrating and stressful at times, but SWMRS and the Uncool Records team have started a wicked incentive to help bands connect with fans and spread the word about their upcoming shows.

The Uncool Record Report (@TheUncoolReport on twitter) is managed by SWMRS bassist and Waterloo Teeth vocalist Seb Mueller. The Report is a useful way of not only networking with bands around the world, but also spreading the word about their upcoming gigs.

Getting featured by the Report is easy-peasy; all you need to do is shoot them an email! Make sure you include as much information relating to the show in your email and a show flyer if you have one. Once they receive all the info, your event will be featured on their twitter account. Pretty badass, if you ask us.

Not only does the Report broadcast shows across the world, but they also keep you up to date with Uncool Records artists. So if you’re into Waterloo Teeth and SWMRS (obviously), it’s also another way to discover new music which is a serious advantage.

Resources like the Uncool Record Report are paramount and vital for helping our scene grow and adapt a positive, inclusive environment. We can’t wait to see what these guys have planned next.

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If you have been following Against Me! over the last decade, you know that their musical evolution leading up to 2016’s Shape Shift With Me is one to admire. Laura Jane Grace got it right when she wrote the lyrics to “12:03“, singing “I’ve made a lot of miles this year/But the miles don’t mean much when they always circle me back to you.”

Shape Shift With Me was released on September 16, 2016. The title stems from a lyric in their song “Norse Truth” (my personal favourite track on the album). While 2014’s Transgender Dysphoria Blues focused more on self-identity, discovery and confrontation, Shapeshift takes a step back and pushes into a brutally honest perspective on personal relationships.

The lyrics to “Rebecca” stood out to me on my first listen through the album. With lines like “We don’t have to fall in love/We can just have fun” and “Want you to hit me like a bus/And then I’ll get right the fuck back up/Step out in front of the next coming one” it felt as though nearly every millennial could relate to this scenario. You meet a cool person and have a no-strings-attached relationship. Everything is great and you’re having fun, until…BOOM- feelings? (What am I supposed to do with those?)

SSWMContinuing with the theme of painfully relatable songs, “Boyfriend” takes it up another level. Have you ever been in a relationship where you’ve felt used, or as if they only want you when it’s convenient for them? This song delves into just that. Laura spitefully sings “Lie to me” throughout the song, and backs up her rage with lyrics like “Of all the reasons to feel hateful, you’re the best of them.” Full of resentment, she bitterly sings “Treating me like a boyfriend/Some dumb fucking boyfriend.”

The first time I listened to “Norse Truth”, it instantly became my favourite song on the album. All of the songs are fantastic and absolutely stand their own, but there is something about “Norse Truth” that I am still very excited about. Laura takes a different approach with her vocals on this song. Rather than singing, a majority of the song is viciously spoken-word- and I am so about it. Her forceful voice matches up perfectly with merciless lyrics like “We used to be cocaine and Xanax/Now a kiss isn’t worth the lipstick” and “All the places that we never went/All the times we never had/I want them back now/I want them all back.” Two words- God. Damn.

When it comes to Against Me!, that classic D.I.Y rawness that makes them so special is always at the root of every single album, song and performance. No matter which musical avenues Against Me! ventures down, that classic sound unique to them is consistent in some way or another.

Shape Shift With Me stands out against all the B.S going on in the world, and I am thankful for the refuge this album provides.

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Listen up, dudes. I’m always on the hunt for some stellar local talent, so when I stumbled on to Sure, I knew I hit the jackpot.

Not only is this trio from Toronto, but their music is something that I personally find unique to the local scene. While they only have one recorded song out right now (check it on Spotify!), you can just tell that these guys are on to something big.

During my first listen of their track “Brittany“, I definitely felt some of those feel good, party-til-your-face-falls-off FIDLAR, Waterloo Teeth vibes that I’ve so recently grown to love (Can we make party-til-your-face-falls-off.mp3 an actual genre?)

Sure currently has two tracks up on their Bandcamp page, one being a live recording of their song “Bored”. I know some people need a few songs before they can really form an opinion on a band or artist, but honestly in this case two songs is all you need. Through “Brittany” and “Bored” you can tell that these guys are having a fun time writing music and performing together, and that is a (major) key.

Not only is “Brittany” a killer track, the music video is one you absolutely cannot miss. If you’re in Canada you probably know about #EatMyFaceSegal. Basically, it’s exactly what it sounds like. Noah Maloney (@zestynoah on twitter) is eating a photo of Jason Segal everyday until the actor eats one of him (this is 100% real. No fake news here. Nope, none at all.) WELL, they got Noah to star in their first music video and let me tell you, it’s wild from start to finish.

Keep up to date with Sure on Facebook and Twitter. You can listen to their music on Bandcamp and Spotify.

Watch the video for “Brittany” down below!

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Uncool Records are the total opposite of uncool, and Waterloo Teeth‘s new EP shows just that.

The Oakland band premiered their first song “Big Green Lawn” earlier this month. The track gave us a taste of what was to come and boy, is it ever good.

The EP features four songs and offers up a unique, feel-good surf grunge sound that will have you tapping your toes and drumming along on your steering wheel.

Waterloo Teeth will be joining Bash & Pop for a few shows along the west coast. Check out the dates here.

You can listen to Waterloo Teeth’s new EP on the band’s Spotify and Uncool Records’ Soundcloud.

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It seems like Lana Del Rey is back from her Honeymoon.

Lana’s newest single “Love” takes you through a journey of (surprise!) young love. The video takes on an interesting retro vibe, showcasing a new-age ’60s space love story. Now that’s quite a mouthful, but trust us when we say it totally works.

“Love” is the first single from Lana’s fifth studio album, which is set to come out later this year.

Lana recently mentioned that her upcoming album is one for the fans. “I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed.”

Lana has also said there will be “exciting guest featured artists” on the album. Will we see another Weeknd collab? Another Father John Misty cameo? The possibilities are totally endless.

Check out “Love” below!

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We’ve had “My Immortal” on loop while we awaited Evanescence‘s return. It looks like we can hit pause now, because Evanescence is back!

With the February 17 release of their vinyl boxset The Ultimate Collection, Evanescence has released a new, early demo version of “Even in Death.” The track was written before the release of their 2003 hit album Fallen.

“Even in Death” is hauntingly beautiful in the way only Amy Lee can capture. Amy’s voice floats over the alluring but eerie piano, gradually growing more powerful and intense as the song goes on.

Vinyl fans can rejoice because The Ultimate Collection will feature FallenThe Open Door and Evanescence on vinylAs if that wasn’t enough, the boxset will also include the previously unreleased demo album Origin.

Evanescence played a few shows last fall, but Amy has been busy with her solo career, having released a children’s album titled Dream Too Much.

You can listen to “Even in Death” below!

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Having lost both Warped Tour and Riot Fest, Ontario seemed like a desolate place for music festivals, but Wayhome is here to save the day (or rather, summer).

Wayhome Music & Arts Festival just announced their 2017 lineup and there are some pretty big names on the bill. Imagine Dragons, Solange and Frank Ocean are just a few of the heavy hitters playing Oro-Medonte this summer.

The massive weekend festival takes place at Burl’s Creek Event Grounds and goes on July 28th-30th.

Schoolboy Q, Tegan and Sara, Dashboard Confessional (!!!) and Royal Blood are just a taste of what’s to come this summer.

Passes go on-sale February 17 at 10 AM EST on Wayhome’s website.

See the entire lineup below!


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Punk rock’s most infamous anarchist sellout Laura Jane Grace appeared on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah Thursday night.

The two of them discussed everything from Against Me! signing with a major label to her memoir Tranny: Confessions Of Punk Rock’s Most Infamous Anarchist Sellout.

Laura notes she “understands” fans’ frustrations regarding Against Me! signing to a major label. “I’ve definitely had bands that, as they got bigger, I felt like my ownership of them was lost,” she says. “Especially with the scene my band came from, the DIY punk scene, that’s staunchly anti-Capitalist.”


When talking about Tranny, which came out last fall, Laura explained why she decided on that specific title for the book.  “As an artist, as a writer, words that have power are always going to be interesting to me. I’m going to want to explore them.”

When speaking about her own personal experience, Laura says that there is a lack of education around transitioning. “If you think back to school, what a joke sex-ed was. There is no gender identity class—the difference between gender identity and sexual identity. It never was really explained to you,” she says. “So if that wasn’t explained by your parents, their parents or their parents, how can you expect most people to have an understanding of gender?”

Check out part of Laura’s interview with Trevor down below.

Against Me!’s latest album Shape Shift With Me came out in September and they will be joining Green Day on tour this spring. You can buy Tranny here.

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Following yesterday’s Juno Award nominations, pop-duo Tegan and Sara aren’t too pleased with the lack of female nominees.

While Tegan and Sara are nominated for three awards (Group of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Pop Album of the Year for their album Love You to Death), they were quick to take note of the lack of female representation among the nominees.

The sisters posted a statement to their social pages thanking the Canadian Academy of Recordings Arts and Sciences (CARAS) for the nominations, but didn’t hold back regarding the lack of gender diversity among the nominees. “In 8 categories no women were recognized at all, and in over 12 additional categories, only 1 in 5 of the nominees included a woman.”

They noted specific categories like production and engineering were the most male-dominated among nominees, saying it was “discouraging” not to see a single woman represented.

They mention that steps should be taken in order for the industry to move forward and fix these sort of issues. “The demographic breakdown of Juno nominations reflects the structural confines of our society and industry,” they wrote. “We must do better as it sends an outdated message to the next generation about whose art and voice and message is valuable.”

The duo ended the post on a hopeful note. “We write this message today in the hopes that we can all work towards balancing the scales for women, people of colour, and LGBTQIIA artists and bands in our country in the years to come.”

You can read their full post here.

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Listen….today has been an awful day for our wallets, but a great day for tour announcements! From Lady Gaga to Blink-182 and Frnk Iero and the Patience, we thought we’ve seen it all. We were totally wrong.

Rise Against just announced that they would be hitting the road this summer for a co-headlining tour with Deftones.

This massive tour starts off in Chicago on June 9 and they will be getting some killer opening acts along the way. Thrice, Frnk Iero and the Patience and Three Trapped Tigers will be making opening appearances throughout the tour. See the poster below for more info!


Rise Against posted the announcement to their Facebook page, saying “Every once in awhile you get to share the stage with a band so powerful they make you work harder. After conspiring for years, we’re excited to finally share the road with such an epic band. We can’t wait to put Deftones & Rise Against fans under the same roof in 2017.”

Tickets go on sale February 10 at local time.

06/09- Chicago, IL – FirstMerit Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
06/10- Sterling Heights, MI – MI Lottery Theater at Freedom Hill
06/11- Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
06/13- Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
06/16- Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
06-17- Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
06/18- Raleigh, NC – Red Hat Amphitheater
06/20- Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/22- Tampa, FL – MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
06/23- Miami, FL – Bayfront Park Amphitheater
06/24- Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Amphitheatre
06/26- The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
06/27- Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
06/28- Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater
06/30- Denver, CO – Pepsi Center
07/01- Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
07/03- Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheater
07/06- Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion
07/07- Chula Vista, CA Sleep Train Amphitheatre
07/08- Las Vegas, NV – Downtown Las Vegas Events Center
07/09- Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion

This is a stellar lineup, how excited are you for this tour?

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