Blending pop punk, melodic hardcore and rock influences, New Orleans' Variants could appeal to fans of anyone from Emarosa to Make Do and Mend to A Loss for Words. We're premiering their new music video for "Understand" in the replies. The track appears on their upcoming Jay Maas-produced EP, Commonwealth, which comes out on October 23rd.
Come Wind will be releasing their new album Move In Place on November 20th. The album was fully fan funded via Kickstarter, and the band exceeded their goal. We have premiered a song or video for them every year since 2012, and we are keeping that up today with their new single "Clarity." Hit the replies to watch the video for the new song. Per usual, the song should definitely appeal to those of you who really miss The Graduate with some vibes from The Dear Hunter. If you like what you hear, be sure pre-order the album.
Trophy Lungs are releasing their new album Day Jobs on October 16th via Antique Records. The record is about the moment when someone encounters the realities of life and the internal battle faced to keep his or her spirits alive when times get tough. We are premiering the new video for "Bathroom Graffiti," which you can watch below. The song clocks in at just over two minutes, being a rapid speed pop-punk track that reminds me a lot of Forever Came Calling's Contender. If you like the track, be sure to pre-order the record.
Chicago pop-rock outfit Ship Captain Crew's new EP, The Ocean Floor, is streaming in the replies. The band will self-release the effort this Friday, October 9th. Its six songs run the gamut of pop-rock influences, ranging from The Maine to The Starting Line to Minus the Bear.
After yet another successful summer on the Warped Tour, The Amity Affliction are getting ready for another U.S. headlining tour, featuring support from Chelsea Grin, Secrets, Cruel Hand, and The Plot In You - you can find all dates/tickets here. Being on tour always means long drives and lots of music to pass the time. I had the opportunity to check in with bassist/vocalist Ahren Stringer, as well as one of my favorite tour managers, Gino Scarim, and find out their favorite songs to listen to while on the road. Hit the replies to check it out!
So you may not know this but Smartpunk is back and they are putting out punk rock records. Today we have a premiere from one of the newest signees, Boca Raton, Florida's Protagonist. The band's new EP is titled Jean Jackets in June (available October 23rd) and the song is titled "Let's Get It." It'll bring back warm memories of early Rufio and Saves The Day. Check out the tune in the replies and then pre-order these jams via Smartpunk.
Phoenix's Sundressed will release their second EP of the year, The Same Condition, on October 23rd via Take This to Heart Records. We're streaming a new track from the effort titled "Good as You" in the replies. The indie punk sound is elevated by a huge hook reminiscent of vintage Boys Like Girls or Cute Is What We Aim For.
If you like acoustic tunes that are a little more folk than punk you might want to check out Sam Russo, a singer/songwriter all the way from the U.K. who is releasing his sophomore full-length, Greyhound Dreams, next week on October 9 via Red Scare Industries. Listen to "Western Union" in the replies and let us know what you think. If it's your thing you can pre-order the record and if you live in the U.K. you can catch him in November on tour with Dan Andriano from Alkaline Trio.
"I wrote it with my friend James Hull from Leagues Apart. It's written from a load of scrambled notes and memories about being down and out in New York City and Holloway, London. We sat down and...
It's no secret that Topshelf Records continually kills it with its new roster additions. So it shouldn't be shocking that recent signees Pretend follow the trend with its upcoming debut album, Tapestry'd Life (in stores October 9th). Today we are premiering the gorgeous seven-minute track "Through The Snow," which is an excellent example of intelligent post-rock that'll take your senses through sweeping soundscapes. Check it out in the replies and then pre-order the ten track LP from Topshelf HQ.
Massachusetts rockers ZERO HOLDS are putting out their new EP The Struggle on October 2nd. We're incredibly pleased to be able to stream the EP in its entirety with everyone in advance of it's release. Hit the replies to give The Struggle a listen. The EP is a pulverizing and emotional listen, reminiscent of the very best of Manchester Orchestra, while still retaining the punk ethos of bands like Alkaline Trio. The EP's title is especially fitting considering it's subject matter revolves around fighting through the toughest of life's moments, progressing despite struggles that threaten to hold you back. ZERO HOLDS will also be doing an EP release show this Friday, on the night of the...
Lydia's debut album, This December; It’s One More and I’m Free, officially released 10 years ago yesterday. We are incredibly excited to announce that Bad Timing Records will be pressing it to vinyl for the first time, which you can pre-order starting Wednesday the 30th at 2 EST. It will release on November 13th, and you can find the pressing variants below. While the band is still going strong today - Run Wild just released - many fans consider this record and Illuminate to be the band's classics. To celebrate the anniversary and news, we would also like to dedicate this thread to fans reminiscing on the record, as we always have great 10 year discussions around here.
We're premiering No Tide's new music video for "Sunday Morning" in the replies. The song appears on the Nebraska pop-punk outfit's full-length debut, Death of the Sun, which is still streaming here. Recommended for fans of The Story So Far, Saves the Day and The Menzingers.
Today, we’re excited to premiere a brand new song from Absolute 100 inductees The Blithedale Romance titled “Brainwaves.” The song’s release comes in the form of a live studio session with WTSR Underground. Their groovy brand of mathy noise rock is reminiscent of some of the more chaotic moments of The Fall Of Troy, while still maintaining the melodies of Envy On The Coast, and the unpredictable nature of The Sound Of Animals Fighting. Hit the replies to hear “Brainwaves” and make sure you check out the rest of the session which will drop tomorrow.
Before Banquets call it quits, they're releasing one last album, Spit at the Sun, on October 9th via Black Numbers. We're premiering a new song from the effort titled "Lucky Lighter" in the replies. As you'll hear, the New Jersey group have pushed their melodic punk sound to explore emo and post-rock influences. Clearly, they're looking to go out with a bang.
Head to the replies to watch Fable Cry's new music video for "You Ain't My Baby No More," which was shot in a single take. Inspired by classic songs of heartache, the track sounds kind of like The Vandals covering Foxy Shazam at the circus. It appears on the "theatrical scamp rock" group's new album, We'll Show You Where the Monsters Are, which is out now.
Last week, we brought you a Live Session of The Spill Canvas performing One Fell Swoop in its entirety. When that show sold out, frontman Nick Thomas added a second show at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA on August 24th, in which he played (most of) the band's debut album, Sunsets and Car Crashes. You can watch the full set in the replies.
Blacklist Royals have started an ongoing series of free covers to pay tribute to bands they love. The first installment - Dead Time Vol 1: Songs of The Cure - finds the Nashville rockers putting their spin on three The Cure classics: "Plainsong," "A Forest" and "Pictures of You." Head to the replies to stream and download the EP.
Around this time last year we premiered a Nothernmost song called "All Smiles." Today, we are premiering their whole new EP, Pinedale, a day before the release via Rude Fox Records. The EP reminds me a lot of what I loved about Head North's Bloodlines and A Will Away's Bliss earlier this year. Opener "Greenbrier" has a slow build aided by the drums, while "Afterglow" is the loudest song here, resembling Balance & Composure as the vocals build around the guitars. I have a feeling a lot of you will enjoy this one - give it a listen below.
Dead Ahead (featuring former members of Autopilot Off and With The Punches) will be releasing their self-titled new album on October 9th via Panic State Records. Today we're bringing you a premiere of the new song "Exit Letters" -- which you can check out in the replies. If you like what you hear, make sure to pre-order the new album.
No one told Pentimento about the sophomore slump. We've been covering the band since their earlydays, and they have yet to disappoint as they've progressed. Their forthcoming album, I, No Longer, is their most nuanced and cohesive effort to date. Head to the replies to hear their new single, "My Solution Is in the Lake," which infuses a Jimmy Eat World vibe into their signature sound. Produced by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer), I, No Longer will be released on October 23rd via Bad Timing Records.
Mountain Man's debut album, 2011's Grief, comprised of 17 tracks in 24 minutes. Their forthcoming sophomore LP, Rumination, is a mere five songs but clocks in at nearly 29 minutes. Needless to say, it's the Massachusetts collaborative's most ambitious work to date. Testing their limits paid off, as Rumination is one of the best hardcore records of the year. Hit the replies to listen the unforgiving effort, which drops September 22nd via End Result Productions. Recommended for fans of Code Orange, American Nightmare and Defeater.
Gloe features members of Salt Lake bands Visitors, Rile, Grass, and Dustbloom. The band recently recorded their debut EP, Vestige, with Dryw Owens, so fans of his work with From Indian Lakes shouldn't feel far from home here. We are premiering a new song called "Professional Avocation," along with the video - check it out in the replies. As expected, the song has a lot of similarities to From Indian Lakes mixed with the more ambient vibes of Circa Survive, all intertwined with some progressive guitar work.
Remember in 2009 when Weatherbox the totally underrated yet totally rad The Cosmic Drama. Well, in the year of our Lord 2015, Topshelf Records is re-issuing a remastered version of the album, set for release this Friday, September 18th. Even cooler is the fact that we are streaming the entire thing right now in the replies. So listen to that immediately and then pre-order the damn thing.
The Spill Canvasrecently wrapped a tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of One Fell Swoop, and I captured the August 23rd stop at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA for our Live Sessions. Head to the replies to watch frontman Nick Thomas lead the group for nearly 90 minutes, performing the album in its entirety as well as an encore with other fan favorites.
Sledding With Tigers recently released a Space Jam themed album - yep - called Come On and Slam via Antique Records. We are premiering their new video for "Retirement," which features the band performing inside of a bouncy castle. Needless to say, the band is highly entertaining. Give the video a watch below, especially if you're a fan of Modern Baseball or The Front Bottoms.
Today, we're bringing you an exclusive music video premiere from an up and coming metal band, Jynx, for their song "Homewrecker". The song comes from the Taker EP, which drops 10/30 via their YouTube channel. If you're a fan of bands like Volumes, Bury Your Dead, and Northlane, make sure you check out the song in the song in the replies.
This one of my favorite premieres I've been a part of. The San Francisco, CA, band ourfathers. will be releasing an EP called Movements soon, and we're streaming the first single in the replies. Now, ourfathers. are quite the dynamic group, with "III" pulling influences from all sorts of bands, with hints of Brand New, Moving Mountains, Pianos Become the Teeth, Thrice, From Indian Lakes, and everything in between - it's like the band mixed a bunch of this site's favorite artists and threw them together into one massive song, all produced by Dryw Owens of the latter group. The point is that you should listen to it, which is good, because it's sitting right there in the replies for you to...
Cleveland's Dead Leaves and Ottawa's PINE are teaming up to release a split 7" on November 6 via Take This to Heart Records. Head to the replies to hear one of Dead Leaves' contributions, "I'm Sorry, Darling." The contemplative song evokes the likes of Brand New, Balance and Composure and Citizen.
After receiving a great response to the Home Movies (formerly Stanley and the Search) song we debuted in June, we're happy to premiere the band's new music video for "Faith and Folly." Reminiscent of Make Do and Mend, Polar Bear Club and Hot Water Music, the song appears on the Los Angeles act's new EP, Hell, which is out now on Animal Style Records.
City of the Weak is a band to get familiar with, especially if you're a fan of either bands like Tonight Alive or like New Years Day. They recently released an EP called Disclosure, and to help you get a bit more familiar with them, we're premiering the video for the EP's single. Hit the replies for some in-your-face, catchy as heck alternative rock to end your weekend on the right note.
Post Modern are releasing their debut EP, entitled The Current today August 25th. It's currently up for purchasing via iTunes, Amazon Music, and Bandcamp. You can hear a taste of Circa Survive with a bit of a post-hardcore new age twist. Post Modern has a unique sound that will intrigue people who enjoy many different genres. You can check out the entire EP right here. The EP is found below in the comments section.
There's lots of good newer punk bands making music in Winnipeg right now and one of the best ones is Elder Abuse. This goofy quintet just released a record called Born to Lose last year and today we're premiering a brand new song from an upcoming split 7" that they''ll be releasing with a Californian punk band called Anchorless. If you love gruff punk in the vein of Dillinger Four and Hot Water Music these guys should be worth your time. And since I know there's still some Daggermouth fans on this site I think it's worth mentioning Dan Don is currently drumming for this band. Listen to "Bye House" in the replies, let us know what you think and if you dig it pre-orders are now...
In Writing will release their debut album, While You Were Away, next Friday. But this Friday, we've got a nice treat so you can start your weekend off right.Head over to their profile where you can check out their single "Chelsea," which is a poppy emo song falling somewhere between The Promise Ring's Nothing Feels Good and Into It. Over It.'s Proper. Which means it's good. After listening be sure to preorder and then you can pick up a CD copy via All Sounds or a limited edition cassette via Superjazz Tapes.
This Friday, Lost Film will be releasing its new album, Imago, via The Native Sound. We're unwrapping that present a little early today by streaming the new album in its entirety, so check out the low-key pop from Jimmy Hewitt in the replies. And if you dig these catchy tunes then make sure you can pre-order it physically or digitally.
Funeral Advantage will be releasing its new album, Body is Dead, later this month and we are premiering a new slice from the indie-pop release today. Check out the dreamy, luscious "Should Have Just" in the replies and then pre-order it via The Native Sound. It'll be hitting outlets on August 28th.
Today, we're proud to premiere a brand new episode of Walking the Floor, a podcast from none of than Foo Fighter Chris Shiflett (also of Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants). In this episode, Chris sits down with Mike Ness of Social Distortion. Listen/download in the replies and head here to check out past episodes with Dwight Yoakam, Matt Skiba and others.
How about a little aggression to wake you up on a Monday? Today, we have a brand new song premiere from the Minneapolis melodic punk outfit Household. The song is titled "Undertow" and it's off the band's upcoming album, Time Spent (out September 25th), which you can pre-order via Blood & Ink Records. Produced by Jay Maas, the song will be a treat for anyone looking for a little more kick in their daily pop-punk routine. Check it out in the replies.
You may recall the intense live session with Arrowhead we shared a few months ago. Now we're streaming a new studio track from the Boston hardcore act, titled "Stay," in the replies. It's the first single from their full-length debut, A Collection of What You’ve Lost, which will be self-released on September 4th. Combining traditional post-hardcore and melodic hardcore elements with ambient, post-rock influences, the band should appeal to fans of Pianos Become the Teeth, Defeater, Touche Amore and The Saddest Landscape.
Milwaukee pop-punks Direct Hit! have re-recorded a bunch of old songs with their current line-up and today we're streaming the new version of "Werewolf Shame" in the replies. If you want to compare the two we actually also premiered the music video for the original version way back in 2010. If you like what you hear Red Scare Industries is releasing More Of The Same (Satanic Singles 2010-2014) digitally on August 14th and physically on August 21st. Pre-orders are also available. We've been digging this band for awhile and we're sure that you will too.
Fresh off the heels of last year's underappreciated Alex I Am Nothing, Museum Mouth are gearing up to release a split with indie rock band Naked Naps. The band's messy, lo-fi punk-ish styles fit together well, as fans of one should find a lot to like in the other. If you're not familiar with either...imagine a Dikembe meets Joyce Manor meets Cloud Nothings sort of thing, except that it makes more sense than that description probably did. Today we're lucky to premiere one of Museum Mouth's tracks, "Wave Emoji," which can be streamed in the replies. If you like that, preorder the split via Too Far Gone.
Today, we’re working with Louder Noise to premiere a short clip featuring Escape The Fate vocalist Craig Mabbit and guitarist Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft, shot at a recent stop of the Vans Warped Tour. Louder Noise is a brand new lifestyle YouTube channel launching on August 6th, featuring a wide-spectrum of artists in the alternative music scene, including: H20, Miss May I, Motley Crue, We Came As Romans, and much more. Hit the replies to check out the short clip, in which Mabbit talks about his dog named “Bieber”. If you’d like to keep up with Louder Noise, you can check it out here.
We premieredThis Good Robot's full-length debut, The Light is Taking Me to Pieces, back in April. Now we're debuting their music video for the album's new single, "Get That Money," in the replies. The video captures the frantic nature of the music, as swirling visuals accompany the experimental pop-rock instrumentation. The genre-bending Long Island group is fronted by former Patent Pending vocalist Michael Ragosta.
Queen Moo is a young Connecticut-based punk act with members that have played or currently play in Two Humans and Sorority Noise. Incidentally, bands like Sorority Noise and Modern Baseball serve as good comparisons for Queen Moo's new song "Have It," which you can stream exclusively in the replies. Don't fret if there are aspects of those bands you dislike, though: Queen Moo is best characterized by their unique blending of group vocal melodies and interesting chord progressions. Their self-titled LP is out August 10, and a pre-order will be live soon.