Boston post-hardcore band Actor|Observer will release their second EP, Circular Mill, on August 2nd. You can listen to the blistering opening track, "Deliver Me From Clever Art " featuring Dylan Massucco of American Verse, in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile. Pre-order the EP here.
We're thrilled to be premiering the first song and title track off of Dowsing's upcoming new album, I Don't Even Care Anymore. The Chicago-based emo group have matured and refined its sound on its second LP for Count Your Lucky Stars, so take two minutes out of your day today to check out the band's rad new song in the replies. If you dig it, you can pre-order the record here.
Today we're bringing you the new single from Burlington, VT's Bombardier To Pilot. "Moving" is a new song from the band's upcoming EP Brighter and fans of Transit and Misser will be sure to love this. Listen to the song in the replies and leave your thoughts as well.
I'm beyond excited to be premiering one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite albums of 2013. In the replies, you can stream "Miles Apart," one of the highlight tracks from The Dangerous Summer's upcoming stellar album, Golden Record. This is a special song and I think it'll end up being a lot of fans favorite TDS song to date. After you check it out, make sure you pre-order the record here (if you haven't already). The band is also heading out on a headlining tour soon and you can pick up tickets here (tour dates in the replies). I think Golden Record is the band's best effort to date and you can check out my thoughts on that in my official review. So let us know what...
Today, we're excited to bring you a premiere of a brand new Reverse The Curse song. "Deliverance" is from the band's forthcoming full length Existent, out on August 27. The band has drummed up comparisons to the likes of Thrice, Brand New, and Gifts From Enola, and "Deliverance" does these comparisons complete justice with unique songwriting and emotive vocals that fans of those bands will be sure to love. You can check out the song in the replies, and be sure to pre-order the record here via Paper + Plastick.
Head to the replies to watch the U.S. premiere of recent No Sleep Records signees Moose Blood's new music video for "Boston." The track appears on the UK emo group's latest 7", Boston/Orlando. Not only is the song great, but it also contains a reference to Brand New's Deja Entendu to which most of us can probably relate.
Today we've got another fantastic Quiet Country Audio Session, with this week featuring Captain, We're Sinking. The Scranton, PA punk act rips through "Brother" and "Beer Can" and you can view these videos in the replies. You can purchase the audio from the live sessions here.
Today we're bringing you the stream of a self-titled split from Lille, France's Icons Down! and Winnipeg, Canada's Clipwing. Check the replies to listen to the release, which is filled with 8 awesome punk songs that should appeal to fans of bands such as The Flatliners. It will be officially released through The Newform Label/30 Hour Drive Records on July 30th and vinyl pre-orders are still available if you like what you hear.
Move Out West will be releasing an acoustic EP called goodnight noise on July 29th. Today we are premiering the first track on the EP, "dare to be alone." Hear it on their AP.net Profile or in the replies. Fans of acoustic material from The Scenic or The Maine should enjoy these guys.
01) dare to be alone
02) god damn
03) magic eight ball
04) whiskey and words of encouragement
Everyone loves a good guest spot - there's just something so fun about a surprise vocalist sneaking their way onto track you wouldn't expect. When I The Mighty needed a female set of pipes for Satori, they called in The Material's Colleen D'Agostino to fill out "Four Letter Words," a stand out track on a damn good record. We reunited the band with their guest at the House Of Blues, grabbing an acoustic rendition of the song - check it out in the replies.
Yesterday was the ten year anniversary of Yellowcard's breakthrough album, Ocean Avenue. On August 13th, the band will be releasing a special acoustic album featuring all thirteen Ocean Avenue tracks. Today, we're premiering the first video from Ocean Avenue Acoustic of the song that changed everything for the band - "Ocean Avenue." I've been listening to the acoustic album for a little while now and each song is incredibly well-done, with this track being one of the standouts. You can also pre-order Ocean Avenue Acoustic on iTunes for only $7.99 and it comes with an instant download of this song. If you're a vinyl guy like me, you can also pick this up on wax here. The band is...
Nothing's better than watching a new band move full steam ahead, especially one teeming with potential. Featuring ex-Daytrader guitarist Matt Mascarenas, Heartless Breakers are those guys - anxious to work their asses off while showcasing skills both classic and unique for pop-punk. Their Prescriptions EP certainly hits that energy and angst of a Taking Back Sunday or The Wonder Years, but channels the musicianship of Bayside or older Transit. We could keep spitballing comparisons, or you could hit the replies and listen to their EP in full. Grab Prescriptions from the band's merch store, iTunes, and most other online retailers/streaming services.
We premiered a Fox & Cats track a few weeks ago, and now we're streaming the band's new EP This Is Your Brain On Love in the replies. It was released today and you can get it on Bandcamp.
"It's been almost a year since we first began working on our debut EP, and even longer since the songs first started to take shape and grow. We could not be more excited to finally release this music to your ears. We hope you will all enjoy these songs, which come straight from our hearts, as much as we do. If not then we'll probably be super butthurt and sad."
Today we're premiering the newest music video from Oh No Fiasco for their song "Down." We're also pleased to announce that the band will be releasing their new EP, No One's Gotta Know, on September 10th on Five Seven Music. Head to the replies to check out the female fronted pop goodness.
Today we're premiering the video from Chattanooga, TN's Rigoletto. Signed to South Division Records, the alternative rock act should be primed for big things very soon. If you're a fan of The 1975 and that whole scene, this will be for you. Watch the video for "Northern" in the replies.
Back when Andy Jackson of Hot Rod Circuit got married, Say Anything frontman Max Bemis gifted him with a cover of the band's "At Nature's Mercy." The parties have agreed to share the track with fans as a bonus track on the vinyl re-issue of Hot Rod Circuit's 2007 album, The Underground Is A Dying Breed. You can listen to the cover right now in the replies, and then order a copy of the record when they go on sale today at 1:30 from Enjoy the Ride Records. Thunderbeard Records will also have their own variant.
Denver, CO, pop-rock outfit Ashtree will be releasing its new single, "Heart Attack," on iTunes next Tuesday. But we're giving you a first listen a few days early in the replies. If you dig the piano-rock style of bands like The Rocket Summer, Relient K, and The Morning Of, then this song is your perfect cup of sunshine. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile.
Six songs, six minutes, all inspired by #66. If you haven't heard Puig Destroyer (featuring members of Thrice, Curl Up And Die, and Kowloon Walled City) yet, then today's your lucky day. We are stoked to be premiering a new song titled "Stop Fucking Bunting." It's 57 seconds of pure anti-bunting fever and it's off the band's new EP, which is available here. You can also pre-order it on 7" vinyl via The Ghost Is Clear Records here. In the meantime, brush up on Yasiel Puig and check the track out in the replies.
All Time Low will be appearing on the July 19th episode of Guitar Center Sessions at 9 PM ET/10 PM PST exclusively on DIRECTV’s Audience Network. We have an exclusive clip of the band performing "Dear Maria, Count Me In." Check it out in the replies and make sure to tune into the episode to see the rest of the performances.
Farewell Fighter are gearing up to release their new album, Challenges, on August 6th via Easy Killer Records. Today we have an early taste of it with the premiere of single "Bridges," produced by Josh Cain. Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it. Fans of bands in vein of Panic! At The Disco and Divided By Friday should enjoy this one.
"This record is so important to us. Each song tells a different story about how hard it can be growing up in a world where there's so much pressure to 'be something' or to figure out where you belong. Not everyone figures that out right away. Our hope is that these songs can help someone out there feel a little more at ease about who they...
During my chat with guitarist John 5 at the Mansfield, MA stop of Mayhem Festival, he revealed that Rob Zombie will be recording and releasing their first-ever live DVD later this year. Check back tomorrow for the full interview.
This is big news. I haven't talked about this. 30 years, Rob Zombie, White Zombie - never done a live DVD. We're doing one this year. The show's so big. It can't get much bigger, so I'm like, "We better record this!"
Continuing with our weekly Quiet Country Audio Sessions, this week we have Young Statues. The band performs "Eraser" and "So You Wait" from their new EP Age Isn't Ours. Watch the masterful performances in the replies and you can purchase the audio from the sessions here.
Ballyhoo! are nearing the end of their 40+ date co-headlining tour with Authority Zero that began May 31st. Today we have part four of our tour diary series with frontman Howi Spangler. Catch up on part one, part two, and part three if you missed them. We will have on last "wrap up blog" coming in two weeks. Their new record, Pineapple Grenade, is now available.
On July 23rd, California hardcore outfit HRBRS will release its debut full-length, Always Holding On. Today we're giving you an early taste by premiering the entire album in the replies and the band's AP.net profile. The album's ten tracks absolutely rip, so check it out. You can also pre-order the album here and check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies as well.
Are you looking for some fantastic instrumental music that likens to Gates, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and more? Well, look no further as we are premiering NJ-based Vasudeva's new LP Life In Cycles. Listen to it in the replies.
Today we're premiering what's bound to be another fantastic release from Count Your Lucky Stars Records. Denton, Texas' Two Knights will be releasing its new EP, A Lot of Bad Things Happened, But We're Still Here, on July 30th and I'm totally stoked on this. The Texas duo chaotic brand of this indie-punk sound we all love right now is unleashed over the course of the EP's seven tracks. It's raw, vulnerable, and catchy and you absolutely need to check it out in the replies (or over at the band's AP.net profile). You can also pre-order it on 10" vinyl here.
We're proud to bring you the full album stream from The Sheds' new album I'll Be Fine. The west coast ska/punk band has no doubt created their best music to date and this release should undoubtedly bring the band to the next level. Listen to I'll Be Fine in the replies and pre-order it on iTunes here.
Today we're premiering a new song from Dead Boots called "Wrecking Ball." The band features Joe Perry's (Aerosmith) two sons Tony and Adrian. Head to the replies to strem or download the song. The band's new album, Verónica, is available tomorrow.
William Beckett has been a crowd pleaser all summer long in the Acoustic Basement on this summer's Warped Tour. Today we have a handful of live videos of him performing some fan favorites. Check the replies to watch the videos and don't forget that his Equal Vision debut, Genuine & Counterfeit, is in stores August 20th.
Today we're streaming the full EP from Stanley And The Search's upcoming EP Weight that will be released on August 6th through Lead Astray Records. The California group has taken considerable leaps in songwriting since we first covered them on the site late last year. Listen to the band's new EP in the replies and leave your thoughts there as well. You can pre-order the CD here.
Bobby Vaughn's brainchild, The Promise Hero, will be releasing its new album, Déjà Vu', on August 13th via TDR Records. Today we're giving you a small peak into the album with the premiere of "End Of The World." It's a delightful piece of indie-pop that'll get your toes tapping. You can stream it in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. And if you dig the tune you can pre-order the record here.
Hell Or Highwater will be releasing its new EP on August 6th. It's five tracks in length and was produced by Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold, Death By Stereo). Today, we're premiering one of those five tracks. Check out "Wrong" in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile.
It's been a long time since I rock n' rolled - good thing NGHBRS will carry me back. The New York quartet jams in all the right ways on their debut full-length, Twenty One Rooms, a record that churns old rock sounds into modern day hits. We're bringing you "Dead Man's Reprise," a track full of rock, bounce, and swing that'll make Japandroids, The Gaslight Anthem, and Basement fans come knockin'. Check out the song in the replies, and pick up Twenty One Rooms next Tuesday.
Ballyhoo! are still on their 40+ date co-headlining tour with Authority Zero that began May 31st. Today we have part three of our tour diary series with frontman Howi Spangler. Part four will be up next Thursday. Part three is in the replies. Catch up on part one and part two if you missed them. Their new record, Pineapple Grenade, is now available.
Tomorrow marks the release the debut EP release from one of No Sleep Records' latest signings - Baltimore's In Between. But today you get an early taste of "Still," a five-song EP that melds post-hardcore aggression with pop-punk buoyancy. It's a killer release that'll most definitely get your feet moving. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. You can pre-order the album here.
Today we've got an exclusive stream of The Heights' upcoming new EP, Drag Race on The Moon. The Toronto quartet specializes in the kind of pop-rock that made bands like Jack's Mannequin and Angles and Airwaves a hit with fans. The EP is available for purchase tomorrow, but you can stream it early in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile.
Today we're streaming a new track called "This Is Your Brain On Love" from Houston, TX duo Fox & Cats. This is the title track from the group's upcoming EP set for release July 23rd, and trying to think of a way to describe them became sort of a challenge for me, although one I enjoyed because the song is a solid listen. Imagine pop song structure but with the influence of The Front Bottoms and Weatherbox. The song is also available for free download. Listen to it in the replies.
2) This Is Your Brain On Love
3) Write It Off
4) Terrible Things
5) Fair Share
6) Broken Glass
Sparrows are all set to release their debut record, Cold Ground, on July 30th via Broken Heart / Kat Kat Records. They just finished up the video for "Belly Full Of Hell," and we are excited to premiere it. Check it out in the replies. Fans of something like a mix of older Thrice, the new Night Verses record, and the melodic nature of Moneen should enjoy this one. The album was recorded with Jay Maas (Defeater, Polar Bear Club, Title Fight). If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order it.
One of my favorite new artists over the past couple of years, Born Without Bones, are set to release their new LP, Baby, later this month. The band chose to have J Robbins man the boards and there could not have been a better pick. The new record channels some of frontman Scott Ayote's favorite bands and the song we're premiering today, "Sync," definitely has an older Weezer vibe. You can listen to the song in the replies and you can pre-order the record here.
From Indian Lakes and Tallhart are hitting the road together starting this Sunday. To celebrate this, the bands that covered one another's songs and we have both of them exclusively for you to stream. Check them out in the replies and don't miss out on the tour.
Today we're bringing you a brand new song from new UK-based band, Nobody, Ever. Inspired by the indie-pop glory of Weezer and Jimmy Eat World, the quartet's new song, "The Last Good Thing," is bound to get your head bobbing. It's off the band's upcoming EP, This Wall Is Dedicated To Liam And His Mates, which will have pre-order information soon. In the meantime, check out the song in the replies or over the band's AP.net profile.
Arlington, TX's Mouth Of The South is releasing their new album Transparency and we've got the first full listen for you guys. Although by definition a Christian metalcore band, don't let that deter you from giving this a listen. The band packs a serious punch and has a bright future ahead of them. Listen to Transparency in the replies and you can buy it here.