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Dylan Higgins of Sleepy Turtles releases new book

Dylan Higgins of Sleepy Turtles Releases New Book; Out August 28th, 2012

The epic tale of the Lambent twins continues in Stirring: ‘Book Two of The Emblem & The Lantern’, available from Hill Harrow Books on August 28th, 2012 through all major online book retailers.

Synopsis:
Ethan and Eisley Lambent have been on an adventure wrought with danger! The monstrous Smarr is imprisoned but the mysterious creatures called Ancients have warned the twins that Smarr will not be held captive for long. Even more mysterious is the Ancients‘ revelation that the Lambents will play a larger role in the coming events! Now that light has come to the once darkened land of Gloam, Eisley wants to go to the Gloamers. Ethan is considering a decision that would lead him down a different path than his sister!

Reviews:
“This could prove to be one of the major fantasy works of our time!” ~Forrest W. Schultz, Southside Book Reviews
“A book for everyone, childlike but never childish, stirring the heart and exciting the dormant adventurer in us all.” ~David Thomas, Artery Bloggage
J.K. Rowling meets C.S. Lewis in J.R.R. Tolkien world!” ~Michael C. Sherrard, Author and Musician

Noteworthy:
‘Stirring: Book Two of The Emblem & The Lantern’ features several songs from Sleepy Turtles‘ new EP, ‘Summer, Hither’ — available now from Autumn + Colour Records through all major online music retailers.
http://emblemandlantern.com
http://sleepyturtlesmusic.com

My Fictions Release Always Trapped 7”/EP August 14 on Topshelf Records; Check Out The Teaser Video Band Announces New Tour Dates Aug. 10-27

My Fictions have announced a run of dates kicking off August 10 in Bethlehem, PA. The Lowell, MA based hardcore act will release their upcoming Topshelf Records 7”/EP, ‘Always Trapped’, on August 14th. Check out the teaser video here:

http://goo.gl/T1km

Upcoming My Fictions Tour Dates:
8/10: Bethlehem Secret Space in Bethlehem, PA
8/11: I Got Brains Fest in Blacksbug, VA
8/12: TBA in Raleigh, NC
8/13: Unit One Art Space in Columbia, SC
8/14: TBA in Savannah, GA
8/15: The Peacock Room in Orlando, FL
8/16: TBA in Tallahassee, FL
8/17: Transition Art Gallery in Tampa, FL
8/18: The Carter in Jackson, MS
8/19: Walter’s in Houston, TX
8/20: 1088 in Austin, TX
8/21: TBA in Dallas, TX
8/22: Bad Granny Bazaar in Oklahoma City, OK
8/23: The Manheimen in Kansas City, MO
8/24: The DAAC in Grand Rapids, MI
8/25: Simple Days Cafe in Chesterton, IN
8/26: The Roboto Project in Pittsburgh, PA
8/27: TBA in Brooklyn, NY

http://topshelfrecords.com

About My Fictions:
Cut from the same cloth of today’s most influential hardcore, My Fictions are a force to be reckoned with. They are unapologetically heavy. Deliberately tense. Manically varied. Though their influences number among acts like Pg. 99, Converge and American Nightmare, the family My Fictions has been born into is one that is revolutionizing the genre today. Since forming in Massachusetts’ Merrimack Valley in 2010, the band has shared stages with Circle Takes The Square, Loma Prieta and The Saddest Landscape over the course of a summer tour and several weekends. 2012 will see an added release to their discography (‘I Want Nothing’, a split with Aviator and a 2011 demo). In the age of hardcore’s reinvention, My Fictions is among the frontlines.

Praise for My Fictions:
“Lowell, Massachusetts progressive hardcore quartet My Fictions are another band intent on pushing the boundaries of the term ‘hardcore’.”-For The Love Of Punk
“[I Want Nothing is] intense but also makes sure to get across that this is a band of musicians.”-Mind Equals Blown
“As a whole this material is certainly more crisply recorded and tightly performed than most bands that flirt with a “screamo” type of aesthetic.”-Aversion Online
“Most heavy bands are going for some sort of precise, technological, coordinated strike; like a smart bomb. But how many times do you want to watch the same grainy footage, of some far-off, sudden destruction (powerful as it may be in theory)? My Fictions are more like a van full of dudes in goggles, each with a ball-peen hammer in either hand. The building’s coming down either way, but their crime-of-passion method is way more fun to watch.”-The New Scheme

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