‘Better now’ video from Come The Spring

New video and single from Come The Spring for ‘Better Now’ taken from the CD ‘Echoes’ and also available for digital download.
Check out the video here:


DTDA on Escaping The Ordinary Volume 4

Escaping The Ordinary Volume 4 is out now and it includes (Damn) This Desert Air’s recording of ‘Shovel’ originally written by Quicksand.
The track has been mixed by Brian Virtue and we want to send special thanks to our friend Ty Griffin for hooking DTDA up.
Check out where you can listen to the full track list.
1 Pray for Sound – Decayer
2 The Life and Times – Killing Queens
3 Black Map – Foxglove
4 Nothing More – Funny Little Creatures (Cowritten By Clint Lowery of Sevendust)
5 Coma Recovery – Nox Medicus
6 ÆGES – Sent From Heaven (Rest In Dirt)
7 (Damn) This Desert Air – Shovel (Written By Quicksand)
8 Dead Letter Circus – The Armour You Own
9 ModernMyth – Lights
10 Erstwhile – On My Own
11 The House Harkonnen – Death Rite, Pts. 3 & 4
12 Piece of Mind – Unfulfilled
13 Spotlights – Absenter (Written By Jawbox)
14 To Whom It May – Weight of the Stone
15 Edgewater – Submerged (Previously Unreleased)
16 Kiska – Long Divide
17 Toadies – So Long Lovey Eyes
18 TRAINDODGE – The Thoughts Below
19 Magnet School – British Monuments
20 The Ex-Optimists – The Joe Jackson Self-Destruct
21 CATERPILLARS – Frustrated
22 NeoRomantics – Concentrated
23 The Brothers Moore – Afraid of Us
24 Downward – Choking
25 New Time Zones – Water
26 Future Tapes – Taken Away


LSHF live in Milan

Low Standards, High Fives have been keeping very busy promoting their new album ‘Are we doing the best we can?’ getting rave reviews, lots of shows and the new single ‘Slow Dancers In A Rush Hour’ is getting a lot of radio airplay.
The guys just rocked The Magnolia in Milan so here’s a decent quality live video of them playing ‘Distance By Connection’ for you to enjoy:


A tribute to Björn Mertz

Please take a moment and read this, think about it, and try to get involved / do something. It’s about Bjorn, the drummer of The Satellite Year / Atlanta Arrival and our brother in music.
It will make you stop and think for a moment, maybe help others, inspired by his incredible creativity a passion for the music and life he loved.

“On 17th May, we had to say goodbye to our dear son, brother, uncle, friend and drummer Björn Mertz. He was a fighter and an optimist, always determined to support his beloved ones instead of burdening them with his own stroke of fate. After months of battling cancer, it seemed like a miracle when he left the hospital cancer-free at the beginning of this year – still full of enthusiasm and joy of living. He enjoyed the time with friends and family and poured all his energy into his music, his one true passion. So, after our former band The Satellite Year split up, we composed an album that was supposed to be our next project.
Björn was about to go to a health resort, so we wanted to record the songs afterwards – but as if he had had a vision, he insisted on finishing the recording of the drums before his leave.
And so he did: 9 songs in only 8 hours! At this time there was no way that anybody could have known that he was already developing a number of new tumours. While his friends believed that Björn was at the health resort as planned, really he was staying at the Uniklinik Homburg, a hospital, again fighting a battle against cancer with only his family by his side – and he did fight to the last.
There is no rational explanation for what had happened during the last few weeks of his life or why this even had to happen. Similarly, there are no words for the pain and grief we feel. But should pain, emptiness and misery be the only things left? He himself would not have wanted this.
Therefore, it’s the deepest wish of his family and friends that Björn’s music and with it his unique spirit live on. We finished Björn’s favourite song of the album as well as a music video and kindly ask you to donate whatever you want and can afford to give, in order to support the German cancer foundation”.


You can download a digital version of the song on our bandcamp page and also have the possibility to order the single CD version of the song (limited, only 200 CDs) for 5 € (or more if you like to donate more). All profits will be fully donated.

Donation via paypal:

If you don’t like to use paypal, you can also donate via bank transfer, immediately to the bank account of the German cancer foundation. Please use AK49006741 as a reference.
Bank account:
Kreissparkasse Köln
IBAN DE65 3705 0299 0000 9191 91

We, Björn’s family, friends and band, would like to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for each cent we are able to donate to the German cancer foundation in Björn’s name.



The Hidden Cabins Band

We know HIDDEN CABINS as primarily a two-piece indie-folk-rock group, comprised of Craig Cirinelli (microphone, hand percussion) and Brian Hofgesang (guitar, textures, addt’l microphone) writing melodic songs with a simplified vision yet a complex emotive flair. However for a recent beer-fuelled three show weekend Brian & Craig brought Rich Perry (drums) and Jason DelGuidice (bass guitar) on board for intermittent live performances and now also into the studio to flesh out their next record — a full-band EP aptly titled ‘The Hidden Cabins Band’ for release this autumn 2018 on both Engineer Records as well as Pyrrhic Victory Recordings of New Jersey, USA. We are very excited to be working with them on this release.

Hidden Cabins currently claim dual residence in New Jersey & North Carolina, but they have journeyed outside of the USA on multiple trips to England, Scotland, Spain and Canada.
Their previous releases have all been two or three song EPs, all well worth hunting down to check out.

The Hidden Cabins Band is;
Craig Cirinelli – Microphone, Hand Percussion
Brian Hofgesang- Guitars, Synths, Addt’l microphone
Rich Perry – Drums
Jason DelGuidice – Bass Guitar

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LSHF to support Fine Before You Came in Milan

Low Standards, High Fives have another show coming up on June 14th with Fine Before You Came at Magnolia in Milan.
If you are nearby get along and get rocked.
Here’s the show poster and details:


Engineer Records t-shirts available again



Hail Taxi at the Heart of the City

Hail Taxi played at the Heart of the City Music Festival in Giovanni Caboto Park, Edmonton this weekend.
Here’s a pic of him performing at the free fest supporting local live music.


Come The Spring’s 24 on Entity BMX video soundtrack

Check out this new @entitybmxshop video by @steevcvm_ a great jam featuring 24 by Come The Spring as the soundtrack.
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Years Before to play River Rock Festival

Years Before will be playing the River Rock Fest on Friday, June 22 at the Falls River Square in Cuyahoga Falls. It’s a free event from 5pm-10pm that will also include food, beer and retail vendors.
Thanks to John Burrington with Twin Atomic for putting this together and inviting YB to take part, they’re looking forward to it.
Also, still massively looking forward to playing the Cuyahoga Falls, OH date of the Warped Tour on Wednesday, July 18 on the Full Sail University Stage.