Artist Of The Week - Anchor & Braille

It's been about three years since we've gotten an album from Anchor & Braille, the indie side project of Anberlin's Stephen Christian, but this week, on July 31st, the band's sophomore album will be released. The Quiet Life is a collection of haunting melodies and catchy percussion, certainly a maturation of sound since 2009's Felt. The Quiet Life is available now in stores and online through Tooth & Nail Records.


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New Studio Album Slated For Release In 2012

For Today Confirmed On Fall/Winter Tour With The Devil Wears Prada (Also Featuring Whitechapel and Enter Shikari)

 (New York, NY) - Razor & Tie is pleased to announce the addition of Christian metalcore juggernauts For Today to its expanding label and publishing rosters. The Sioux City, Iowa based band will hit the road this fall / winter with The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, and Enter Shikari for a national U.S. tour (dates below). The band is already in the writing stages for its forthcoming new studio album which will be released in 2012.

"We can't even begin to explain how excited we are to join the Razor and Tie roster.  The label has shown tremendous confidence in their ability to continue developing us as a band, and to build on the foundation we've set," said For Today lead singer Mattie Montgomery.  "Anyone who follows our band should know, this changes nothing about our commission or our passion.  This means that, as we continue to proclaim the nearness of hope for the nations of the earth, from this point forward, we will do so with greater force, presence, and prominence than ever before."

John Franck, Senior Vice President of Marketing for Razor & Tie comments, "We're thrilled to welcome For Today to the R&T family. The band's incredible energy and positive message is a well needed breath of fresh air."

For Today formed in 2005 and has since released one EP and three full-length albums: Your Moment, Your Life, Your Time EP (Self-Released 2006), Ekklesia (Facedown Records, 2008), Portraits (Facedown Records, 2009),  Breaker (Facedown Records, 2010).  Having played over 1000 shows in five continents, For Today has toured with Emmure, We Came As Romans, Winds of Plague, The Devil Wears Prada. The band headlined the Scream The Prayer Tour 2010 with Maylene and The Sons of Disaster and also was on the Motel 6 Rock Yourself to Sleep Tour with We Came As Romans this past year. To date, For Today has sold over 65,000 albums in North America.

The hardcore-influenced metal band is known for their non-stop touring, high energy live performance, and unrelenting message. As forthcoming about their faith as they are about their musical prowess, For Today have become widely known as one of modern metal's most technically proficient bands.  For Today is Mattie Montgomery ( lead vocals), Ryan Leitru (lead guitar, vocals), Brandon Leitru (bass), Michael Reynolds (rhythm guitar), and David Morrison (drums, percussion). The band is managed by Shawn Keith of Sumerian Entertainment and represented for touring by Matt Andersen of The Pantheon Agency.

For Today is the latest addition to independent label Razor & Tie's expanding Rock roster that includes such artists as All That Remains, Norma Jean, Chelsea Grin, Attila, Saves The Day, and many more. The New York City-based label is one of the fastest growing independent record companies in the United States, and has garnered both Platinum sales and Grammy awards in its 20-year history.

For Today - Tour Dates with The Devil Wears Prada, Whitechapel, and Enter Shikari
Nov 3 - Milwaukee, WI - The Rave
Nov 6 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues
Nov 7 - Minneapolis, MN - Epic
Nov 8 - Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
Nov 10 - Edmonton, AB - Edmonton Events Centre
Nov 11 - Calgary, ALB - MacEwan Ballroom
Nov 13 - Vancouver, BC - Rickshaw Theatre
Nov 14 - Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
Nov 15 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theatre
Nov 17 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom
Nov 18 - Santa Cruz, CA - The Catalyst
Nov 19 - San Diego, CA - Soma
Nov 20 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia
Nov 21 - Tempe, AZ - Marquee Theatre
Nov 23 - Magna, UT - Saltair
Nov 25 - Denver, CO - The Summit Music Hall
Nov 26 - Oklahoma City, OK - Diamond Ballroom
Nov 27 - Dallas, TX - House Of Blues
Nov 28 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Nov 29 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live Ballroom
Nov 30 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Dec 2 - Tampa, FL - The Ritz Ybor
Dec 3 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution
Dec 4 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House Of Blues
Dec 5 - Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Dec 7 - Charlotte, NC - Amos' Southend
Dec 8 - Richmond, VA - The National
Dec 9 - Silver Spring, MD - The Fillmore - Silver Spring
Dec 10 - Philadelphia, PA - Electric Factory
Dec 11 - Sayreville, NJ - Starland Ballroom
Dec 13 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theatre
Dec 14 - Worcester, MA - The Palladium
Dec 15 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis
Dec 16 - Toronto, ON - Kool Haus
Dec 17 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
Dec 18 - Cincinnati, OH - Bogarts   

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