Household joins B&I family!


HOUSEHOLD has joined the Blood & Ink family and will be releasing their debut EP later this year!

Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, HOUSEHOLD has unleashed a raw yet mature blend of modern, melodic hardcore. Just barely out of high school, these five have already learned what it means to work hard and make a name for themselves in the Minneapolis scene. With no concern for the status quo, their take on punk/hardcore is passionate, intense and simply refreshing. Comparisons to the likes of Killing the Dream, Shai Hulud and Sinking Ships seem fitting yet HOUSEHOLD provide enough of their own take on the sound to create their own brand of melodic hardcore. Keep an eye out for these guys in the coming year!

Strengthen What Remains to tour with Colossus + Conveyer!

Strengthen What Remains have extended their summer tour plans to include dates alongside Colossus and Conveyer! Dates are below. Go check these guys out!


7/7/14 Madison, WI @ City Church
7/8/14 La Crosse, WI @ Warehouse
7/9/14 Indianapolis, IN @ Irving Theater
7/10/14 Rockford, IL @ Frontline
7/11/14 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose
7/12/14 Sioux Falls, SD @ Encore
7/13/14 Grand Rapids, MN @ Pierced Festival
7/14/14 Duluth, MN @ The Encounter
7/15/14 Mounds View, MN @ North Star Room
7/16/14 Fargo, ND @ The New Direction
7/18/14 Wilmar, MN @ Sonshine Festival
7/19/14 Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, ND @ Destination Native

Strengthen What Remains announce summer dates!

Following a non-stop tour schedule earlier this year, Strengthen What Remains have announced their summer2014 tour plans which include dates alonside Cold Hearted and Remembering Never and festival stops at Audiofeed Festival, Creation Fest and Mosh For Paws.

For more information on these dates and more, visit the bands Facebook page or

Strengthen What Remains Tour Dates:

06/06/14  Valdosta, GA @ Elder House
06/07/14  Columbus, GA @ Summer Side Show
06/08/14  Chattanooga, TN @ Cloud Springs Deli
06/09/14  Nashville, TN @ House Show
06/11/14  Pensacola, FL @ The Handlebar*
06/12/14  Birmingham, AL @ The Forge*
06/13/14  Warner Robins, GA @ The River*
06/14/14  Tampa, FL @ Florida Rules Fest**
06/20/14  Valrico, FL @ Thug Mansion***
06/20/14  Orlando, FL @ Uncle Lou’s***
06/23/14  Roanoke, VA @ The Big Gay Mansion
06/25/14  Union, PA @ Creation Festival (HM Stage)
06/26/14  Philadelphia, PA @ The Ducky
06/27/14  Brooklyn, NY @ The Place (Mosh For Paws)
06/28/14  Atlantic City, NJ @ The Boneyard (Mosh For Paws)
06/28/14  Rockaway, NJ @ Backroom Studios (Mosh For Paws)
06/30/14  Greencastle, PA @ The Breathing Room<
07/01/14  Mansfield, OH @ House Show
07/03/14  Grand Rapids, MI @ Take Hold Church
07/04/14  Champaign, IL @ Audiofeed Festival
07/06/14  Herrin, IL @ HITTS

*w/ Cold Hearted
**w/ Blistered, Cold Hearted
Call to Preserve, With Increase + more!
***w/ Remembering Never


Safekeeper is available to order from
iTunes • Bandcamp • B&I Webstore

COMRADES could just as easily be called adventurers as opposed to a band. Since forming in 2009, the trio – with married couple Joe and Laura McElroy at their core – have traversed North America countless times, exploring many off the beaten path locales and playing their unique brand of mostly instrumental music for anyone willing to listen. In 2013 alone, COMRADES played an impressive 112 shows, mostly in DIY venues from one end of America to the other. Throughout all their travels, building relationships with those they encounter has been at the forefront, resulting in a large network of friends they hold dear.

With their latest musical creation, the band’s first proper full length Safekeeper, COMRADES revisit their trademark sound while breathing new life into their songwriting. The intricate and highly articulate guitar work that has previously served as their “voice” of sorts is now supplemented in greater part by Laura’s pristine vocals, as well as more aggressive vocal contributions by drummer Ben Trussell. The resulting sound serves as testimony to their merging of various influences, experiences, and ideals into one cohesive opus.

Safekeeper is available today via Blood & Ink Records!

STREAM NOW: Comrades “Safekeeper”

You can now stream and purchase Comrades “Safekeeper” at our bandcamp!