Modern Baseball & I Am The Avalanche

Syracuse Shows Presents

Modern Baseball & I Am The Avalanche

Beach Slang, Trespassers

Sunday, September 7, 2014

5:00 pm

The Lost Horizon

$12.00 - $14.00

Off Sale

This event is all ages

Modern Baseball
YOU'RE GONNA MISS IT ALL
http://runforcoverrecords.bandcamp.com/album/youre-gonna-miss-it-all
http://modernbaseball.shopfirebrand.com/
Philadelphia, PA
I Am The Avalanche
I Am The Avalanche
"This band has a nervous energy, an urgency that each of us feel every second of our lives, and this album captures that. We're brothers, we're family. The music we make together binds us together and gets us through all the hard times, together. I feel like all five of us will be able walk with less weight on our shoulders now that we've finished this album after years of writing and recording. And now it's time to perform these songs everywhere, alongside some of my best friends." – Vinnie Caruana

AVALANCHE UNITED is the album I Am the Avalanche and their fans have been waiting on for over six years. The title "AVALANCHE UNITED" also embodies the resilient spirit of this band, and their deep bonds with their families, friends and fans who have supported and sustained I Am The Avalanche through thick and thin.

Vinnie Caruana (vocals), Brandon Swanson (guitar), Michael Ireland (guitar), Brett "The Ratt" Romnes (drums) and Kellen Robson (bass) formed I Am the Avalanche in the fall of 2004 and quickly released their debut self-titled album in 2005. Over the course of the next two years IATA toured the world relentlessly in support of this album, which quickly became a cult favorite among fans and the band's peers. Prior to forming IATA, Caruana had fronted the beloved and influential band The Movielife. His popularity as one of the most respected singers in the punk rock community helped the word spread quickly about his new band's incredible live shows. Before long IATA had established their own intensely dedicated following around the globe.

In 2006, IATA began writing and demoing new music for their follow-up album, and while the band continued to play rare performances and tour briefly over the next several years, they also came to the realization that they wanted and needed to return to their DIY roots and start anew. Self-managed, self-booked and almost completely on their own at that stage, the members of IATA became laser-focused on writing the best album of their careers.

Thus, six years after the release of their debut album, IATA returned to the studio to record their second: AVALANCHE UNITED. Set for release on October 11 on I Surrender Records, and produced by the band, and executive produced and engineered by their prolific drummer Brett "The Ratt" Romnes and mixed by Machine (Fall Out Boy, Every Time I Die, Four Year Strong), AVALANCHE UNITED is addictively melodic and blisteringly raw to its very core. Featuring 12 anthemic songs and absolutely zero filler, the album includes "Brooklyn Dodgers," the defiant "Holy Fuck", the epic and somber "Dead Friends" and "The Gravedigger's Argument," featuring Anthony Raneri from Bayside. Throughout, Caruana's distinctive voice drips with defiance, humor and proud vulnerability as he sings about hope, heartbreak, death, defying adversity and the bonds between family, lovers and friends.

And just seconds into first listening to AVALANCHE UNITED, it'll be immediately clear that I Am the Avalanche are back with one of punk's most powerful albums in years, unbroken and unbowed.
Beach Slang
Guitar, bass and drums. Played loudly, by James Snyder, Ed McNulty, JP Flexner. You read that right, this band not only features James from WESTON, but also R5's 3rd most immature staff member of all time, Ed McNulty! I wonder if he will help us mop at the end of the night?
Venue Information:
The Lost Horizon
5863 Thompson Rd.
Syracuse, NY, 13214
http://www.thelosthorizon.com