Today we are premiering "Sad Planet," a new single from Happy Diving's upcoming new LP Big World (produced by Jack Shirley), which will be available on October 21st via Father/Daughter. The San Francisco band brings out some vibes reminiscent of Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, and the like. Check out the new song in the replies and then pre-order it.
Bad Timing Records have signed San Diego's Future Crooks (featuring Weatherbox frontman Brian Warren on guitar). The band's debut full-length is called Future Crooks In Paradise and it will be out on October 7, 2014 digitally as well as limited to 500 pieces of 12” vinyl. A new song and pre-orders will launch Tuesday (September 9) but in the mean time check out a teaser video in the replies and follow the band on Facebook and Twitter.
A Social State's sophomore full-length, How to Get to Heaven, comes out this Saturday. The Scranton, PA, four-piece play "alternative rock" that ought to appeal to fans of bands like Anberlin. You can stream the album in the replies, and be on the lookout for our review.
Remember The Crimson Armada? They were a metalcore band that was gaining some steam a few years back, until vocalist Saud Ahmed decided to go in a new direction - The Holy Guile is that new direction. Today, we're premiering a new song from the band, "California Gold", a tribute to Mitch Lucker, who passed away in a motorcycle accident in November of 2012. The song is from the band's upcoming album OG (mixed by Joey Sturgis), which drops September 30th.
Quiet Country Audio is kicking off a new season with Sleepy Hahas. The Buffalo, NY-based "psychedelic glam gospel synth pop" group took a break from working on their new album to perform four new tracks.
Grey Gordon will release his debut full-length album, Forget I Brought It Up, on September 2nd via No Sleep Records and today we are premiering the album in its entirety. Check it out in the replies and then make sure you pre-order it.
Brolly will release their second EP, Wolfe, on September 23rd. Today, we are streaming a new song from it called "Ghost Town." The band has ambient elements that take influences from both Coldplay and From Indian Lakes, which isn't surprising since Dryw Owens (From Indian Lakes, Culprit, Consider the Thief) helped the band produce the album. Give it a listen in the replies.
Boston indie-rock band The Color And Sound recently signed to Black Numbers; a 2013 EP was re-issued as an introduction to new fans, but the real excitement for the pop-friendly, boppy act begins right now (right now!!) with the September 16 release of a new EP called Peace of Mind (pre-order here). In the replies, we're premiering a lyric video for the first tune to be released from that EP, titled "Cigarettes," in the form of a lyric video that looks like a karaoke machine. Here's the thing; well, here's two things: 1. How have I never seen a lyric video done like this before?? and 2. It's damn, damn good and catchy as all hell. Check it out, or else why did you bother meandering to...
Shadow of Whales are releasing their self-titled EP today via INgrooves/Fontana distribution of Universal. To commemorate the release, we are streaming the whole thing. Fans of The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, and Empires should find something they like here. Check it out below.
All the way from Australia, What's Left Is Yours play an old-school, fast-paced style of pop-punk. We are offering their song "Mexico" up for free download today. The track comes from their new self-titled EP. Fans of Dude Ranch-era Blink-182 and the like should enjoy this one.
Louisville's The Foxery will be releasing their new record Unless on September 9th via Spartan Records and today we are premiering a new song from that record titled "Patmos." You can check the song out in the replies and pre-order the record as well.
Wolfs is a young hardcore band from Toronto, Canada. Their debut full-length, Glory, is out tomorrow via Savage Youth Records - and we've got an exclusive stream of the record right in the replies. Check it out if you're a fan of fast, aggressive hardcore music.
Two up-and-coming midwestern emo acts - Oklahoma's Fossil Youth and Indiana's Wickerwolves (featuring Grey Gordon) - are teaming up for a split. It features two new tracks from each band, both putting their own spin on the genre. The effort streets September 16th from Take This to Heart Records. You can hear a new track from each band in the replies.
If you've been following my Twitter at all over the past few months, you'll already know how much I've been gushing over Moose Blood's upcoming full-length, I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time. This album is going to be a big deal here and I couldn't be more excited to premiere the band's new video for "Swim Down." Check it out in the replies, get stoked, and then pre-order the record. It'll be in stores October 7th.
Steady Hands is the seven-piece folk-punk side project of Modern Baseball drummer Sean Huber. The band's new EP, Brandy of the Damned, drops tomorrow via Lame-O Records (check out preorders), and today we have the entire release streaming in the replies for you to check out early! Listen if you're a fan of Frank Turner and that sort of punk-turned-acoustic-folk type genre -- if you are, this is right up your alley.
Get excited about this one, folks. Tomorrow, Broken World Media will be releasing Petals, the debut full length from Austin, TX post-rock/metal band Funeralbloom. Petals is a 4 track, 47-minute LP recorded by Ryan Richie and mastered by Jamal Ruhe (Misfits, Diarrhea Planet) - a record that'll take your ears on an incredible journey through various soundscapes. Check it out in the replies (especially if you dig Deafheaven.)
Today we are premiering Aviator's exciting new album, Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt. It's the Boston band's No Sleep Records debut and it's another fantastic release from the Huntington Beach record label. The album hits stores tomorrow and is available to be purchased in a variety of formats.
Guess what? I have one more exclusive song premiere for you all today. If you haven't heard by now, Let It Happen is releasing their debut full-length, Cause + Effect, on September 9th via InVogue Records. We are streaming the second single, "Burst and Bloom," in the replies. Check it out and pre-order the record.
There is no doubt in my mind that Free Throw will become your new favorite band. The emo quintet hails from Nashville and will be releasing its utterly fantastic Count Your Lucky Stars Records debut, Those Days Are Gone, on September 16th. Today, we are very excited to premiere the first single from the album, "Two Beers In," in the replies. Cathartic and melodic, the song will cut right into your core and will refuse to leave your head. Check out the song in the replies and pre-order the record immediately.
Today we are premiering a new Cassavetes song titled "So Loud" in the replies. It's off the Philadelphia band's upcoming Black Numbers debut, Oh So Long, which you can pre-order now. Equally heavy as it is soothing, Cassavetes melodic rock and roll is suited for the basement as well as the arena.
Light Years is stuck in a hype-y pop-punk genre that, to be perfectly honest, it doesn't quite fit in. Its members are older than most of their peers, and they don't play the type of Tumblr-friendly songs that lead bands to high Billboard chart positions. That's okay though -- because what Light Years does best is deliver honest, straightforward punk rock tracks presented with excellent guitar work, catchy melodies and thoughtful craftsmanship. You can stream the title track from their forthcoming Animal Style Records EP, Temporary, in the replies -- and when you're done enjoying it, you can preorder the 12" here.
From Long Island, The Walking Tree recently performed some live renditions for the Swan Sessions, filmed in their practice space. We are premiering the live version of new single "Stones" - watch it below. If you like what you hear, you can watch the band perform "We Are Free" from the same sessions via Substream. The sound is similar to that of HRVRD and From Indian Lakes.
We have an exclusive premiere of Teen Death's new video for "Dent". The song is off the band's upcoming EP release Crawling, which will be out on September 16th via 6131 Records on 7". Digital and preorders are coming soon, so in the meantime check out the video in the replies.
Today we're bringing you a brand new song from The Copyrights' latest record Report. Head to the replies to hear "Worlds On Fire" and let us know what you think. The record was produced by Mike Kennerty from the All-American Rejects and will be released through Red Scare digitally on August 19/physically on August 26. Pre-orders are still available if you like what you hear.
Anton Kellner & The Lone Stars recently released their new album, You Were The Fire. Today, we are premiering the second single off the album - "Josephine" featuring Elle Puckett of Poema. The album was engineered, mixed and mastered by Perry (The Mighty Fine) with additional mastering by Eric Boulanger (One Republic, Plain White T's, Colbie Callait). Fans of folk-rock should enjoy this one.
Cross Check is a five piece pop punk band from Fishkill, New York. Today we're excited to stream their latest single, "You're Killing Me, Smalls." Check that out in the replies and if you like it, you can download it for free on their bandcamp.
Living With Lions is currently writing a new full-length record and to hold people over in the meantime the guys have recorded a cover song by Osker, one of their favourite bands. Head to the replies to hear the LWL version of "Disconnect Disconnect" originally off of Idle Will Kill and let us know what you think in the replies.
Buffalo, NY's The Traditional will release their debut full-length, How To Live Without Blood, this fall via Anchor Eighty Four. Head to the replies to hear your first taste of the album, "Do You Miss Me Yet?" Melding pop-punk, emo and indie rock, the band is recommended for fans of The Wonder Years, Balance and Composure and Tigers Jaw.
Singer-songwriter Matthew Heller's been pumping out folky rock songs for two years, and we're excited to premiere the newest of those today. Hit the replies to check out the music video for his latest single "Tragedy Town."
Michigan pop-punk boys Get Stoked are gearing up to put out their Washington Street EP, and today we're excited to premiere the third single, "Actions Speak Louder Than Words." It's some fast, loud stuff sort of like early Transit or The Story So Far. You can check that out in the replies, along with some tour dates.
Teenage Swoon will soon be putting out their debut EP No Hymns on cassette via Trends Die Records. We're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the EP today, which can be downloaded for free on their bandcamp. Hit the replies or the band's profile for some lo-fi, abrasive post-hardcore.
Hampshire is the side project of Fireworks' drummer Ted Roberts. They'll be releasing a self-titled 7" this fall via Save Your Generation Records, and today we're got an exclusive stream of the A-side, "Perfect Enough." Check that out in the replies.
Love Brooklyn’s debut EP, All or Nothing, releases on August 5th. Today, we are streaming a new song called "Alone," along with offering it for a free download for the day. Check it out in the replies. If you like what you hear, check Substream on Saturday to hear the full EP. Listeners looking for a simple pop-rock song should like this one.
We're excited to premiere a brand new music video from Five Iron Frenzy for their song "Into Your Veins". It is without question one of the best songs the band has written, leaving no doubt that these guys can still bring it hard. Head to the replies to check it out, alongside a brief interview with drummer Andy Verdecchio. You can pick up the band's latest album, Engine of A Million Plots for $5 on iTunes.
Washington, DC, duo The Obsessives play a style of catchy indie rock sort of like Dowsing. Today, we're excited to bring you a stream of their new EP, Manners. Stream it in the replies, and pick up a digitla copy on bandcamp.
Up-and-coming Massachusetts pop punk act Traditions have released their new music video for "Eyes of a Man," which is premiering in the replies. The track comes from their impressive debut EP, Cycles, which was put out earlier this year via Take This to Heart Records. Check them out if you're a fan of Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years or The Swellers.
Tokyo-based screamo band Blue Friend will release their debut full-length I Will Be Your Friend in September via Dog Knight Records. It's twenty-five minutes of dissonant, harsh screamo in the vein of classics like Beau Navire or modern groups like Old Gray. Today we're got an exclusive stream of the track "Kowai." Hit the replies to check it out, and then you can pre-order the LP via Dog Knight's site.
Dahling are getting ready to release their Near to Wanting EP on August 4. It's four tracks of nice and fuzzy indie rock. You can stream the full thing in the replies, and then you can check out their tour dates with Teenage Swoon right below that. The EP will be released physically by Trends Die Records and digitally by Texas Is Funny Records.
Living in Gainesville for four years taught me lots of things, and one of them was that there existed in Central and Northern Florida a hotbed of talented punk and emo bands. I watched groups like Gainesville's Dikembe and Orlando's You Blew It! play house shows before they signed to Tiny Engines and Topshelf Records, respectively, and I discovered Orlando's Henrietta when they put out a split with Tallahassee's Echo Base (who they will hit the road with this summer - dates in the replies) and South Florida's Gillian Carter. Henrietta, which will release its debut LP, The Trick Is Not Minding, on August 28 via Animal Style, had a few older EPs which I then checked out at the time - and...
Bear Hands have had some great success with their single "Giants" off their album, Distraction. So we're lucky to bring you the premiere of the band performing the single stripped down for AltarTV. Head to the replies to check it out.
Boardroom Heroes are releasing a new EP called New Wage on August 19th via Sinking Ship Records. It was produced/engineered by Brian McTernan (Polar Bear Club, Balance and Composure). Today, we are streaming the title track - it's in the replies. If you're looking for a loud punk rock jam, this one's for you. Like what you hear? You can pre-order the 10" vinyl.
01) Safe Words
02) New Wage
03) Here & Now
04) Waste the Nights
05) Never Ready
Backslashes and Bad Ideasrecently signed to Imminence Records, and now they're getting ready to put out a new 7", entitled Sad Is the New Black, on GiantMTK. We're excited to bring you the B-side title track to the 7". If you're a fan of bands like The Wonder Years or Transit (and this is AP.net, so you almost certainly are), you can hear the track in the replies or on the band's profile page.
We're back with another premiere from Montréal metalcore band, The Prestige - head to the replies to check out their brand new music video for "Freefall", off their debut album Ecotone, which you can check out here. They will also be touring in Canada, supporting Norma Jean and Night Verses - dates are also in the replies.