Today we're streaming "Three Whole Years" from Junior Battles' second full-length record Rally, which will be released on Tuesday via Paper + Plastick. Listen to the song in the replies, let us know what you think and if you like what you hear pre-orders are still available. You should also read our interview with guitarist/vocalist Sam Sutherland if you haven't yet.
We decided if we were going to do this record we were going to indulge all of our dumb shit, which means loving Limblifter, loving the Constantines and loving this insanely dumb idea of ‘And you will score the winning goal because you are very good at sports.’
People in Cars used to be the solo project of Etay Pisano. Now a trio comprised of Pisano, Mike Toohey (bass) and Jesse Hangen (drums), the band is getting ready to release a self-titled seven inch this June. Today we're excited to premiere the A-Side to the single, entitled "Let Go." It's a spacious alt-rock track perhaps in the vein of some Anberlin music. Listen to it in the replies and pre-order here.
Sad and French consists of Jose Prieto, Edwin Santacruz and Greg Taylor. The band's press release tells me that the trio "writes songs about girls and booze," which is right up my alley. Today, we're premiering "Second Floor," a raucous and twangy number that'll get you tapping your feet. The song is off the band's upcoming self-titled debut, which will be available on May 27th via Black Numbers (pre-order now). Check out the song in the replies.
Massachusetts' pop punk group Half Hearted Hero are currently hard at work on their new album for Animal Style Records. Although the effort does not yet have a title or release date, we were able to get our hands on a new song. Head to the replies to hear "Dreams," which marks a further progression from last year's Whatever.
Today, we're premiering a brand new Muscle & Bone song titled "XO," which is off the band's upcoming new LP, Peace & Light, which will be available next Tuesday, May 27th, via Black Numbers. The song is a delicious slice of 90's alt-rock with a splash of contagious melody thrown in for good measure - if you liked Weezer back when they were good, then this track is for you. Check it out in the replies and then scoop it up by pre-ordering it.
Hit the replies to view our premiere of Tied To Machines' video for their new single, "Tampa Bay Mutiny". "Tampa Bay Mutiny" is the raging follow-up single to the Belfast-based hardcore punk band's critically-acclaimed debut album, Carla. The track is a sonic call to arms from a band very much at a crossroads in their journey. If you're looking for two minutes of rage and anger to kick off this fine Wednesday, the band are at your service. The track is available to download on their Bandcamp.
Today we're excited to bring you the official music video for Seacats' new single "anxiety (dumb things)." The video is the band's "attempt at an art film that is an interpretation of the creator's inner anxiety." Check it out in the replies
Two of our favorite up and coming bands, Tiny Moving Parts and Old Gray released a split 7" today and you can stream it in the replies. It's one of the better splits you'll hear in 2014 and if you dig it, make sure you pick up the split immediately.
Connecticut pop-punk act The Tired And True are releasing a live cassette tape later this month. In addition to nine original songs, the album also includes a rendition of Hot Rod Circuit's "At Nature's Mercy." You can stream the cover in the replies. The hand-numbered tape is available for pre-order (with digital download) from Broken Rim Records.
The second volume in Broken Heart Records' Two Sides to Every Story split 7" series features Mike Felumlee and P.K. Workman. You'll know Felumlee as the former drummer of Alkaline Trio and Smoking Popes as well as his budding solo career, while Workman is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter out of Utah. The split features two songs from each artist, as well as a digital bonus track collaboration. Stream it in the replies and pre-order it from Broken Heart Records.
Pilot For A Day will release a deluxe version of Better Air on July 1st, featuring three acoustic tracks. We are premiering the acoustic version of "Take This Chance." Hit the replies to give it a listen. The album was produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Ludo, Hit The Lights) and should appeal to fans of the softer side of bands like You Me At Six.
Today we are bringing you an exclusive premiere of Echosmith's brand new video for "Come With Me." Check the replies for the video. Lead vocalist, Sydney Sierota, had this to say about the video's concept:
We loved the miniature photography concept for this web video. We thought it was such a unique way to represent the songs message of when you have someone special to love it makes life's journey an adventure
Visitors features members of Heartless Breakers, Dustbloom, and Downpoor. The band will release a new EP called Blueshift on May 20th. We are giving you an early taste of it with a new song called "Springtides." Hit the replies to hear it and watch an accompanying lyric video. This is one of the heavier tracks on the EP, with the heavier moments reminiscing Drop Dead, Gorgeous or even letlive, while the melodic parts have a heavier Circa Survive vibe. You can also grab a free download of another new song called "Ages" and pre-orderBlueshift.
St. Louis trio Lobby Boxer are releasing a self-titled EP today via Save Your Generation Records, and we're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the entire thing. Plus if you like what you hear, the whole thing is available for free download here. Fans of Circa Survive should dig on this.
Stanley and the Search will be releasing Weightless on July 15th via Take This To Heart Records. The album is a re-mastered version of their first EP, Weight, with 3 bonus songs. Today, we are premiering one of the new songs called "Anatomy" with an accompanying lyric video. Hit the replies to hear it. Fans of pop-punk/rock kind of in vein of The Swellers should enjoy this. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album.
Virginia Beach pop-punk band Battleghost are gearing up to release their new EP this Thursday. Today we're bringing you their new track "Contentions," which should please fans of The Story So Far. Hit the replies to check out the new song, and pre-order the Transient EP if you like it.
Pillage & Plunder are one of the those bands I think you should just hit the replies and push play to fully experience. It's got this rockabilly-jazz-punk vibe that I think is pretty damn fun. The track comes from the band's upcoming album, The Show Must Go Wrong, which is due out August 5th.
The New Classic's brand new video for "Reset," from the band's self-titled album, is now streaming in the replies. The band is heading out on tour (dates also in the replies) and if you like the tune the new album is out now.
Count to Four vocalist Mike Hayden's been doing this cool project called "Cover Sessions," covering popular and beloved songs. Today we're bringing you the video for his cover of OneRepublic's "Counting Stars," which can be found in the replies, along with the band's tour dates.
We've got a brand new Shellshock Lullaby track for you today, and we couldn't be more excited. The track, entitled "The Look in Your Eyes," sounds like a cross between old Midtown and Somos. Stream it in the replies.
The latest Quiet Country Audio session showcases an explosive performance from '68. The duo features former The Chariot frontman Josh Scogin on vocals and guitar, so you know it's worth watching. Head to the replies to see them perform "Three is a Crowd," "Third Time is a Charm" and a cover of Nirvana's "Tourettes."
Bands that are fun loving and kind of chill are always talked about in conjunction with the seasons, which is bogus. Because really, the only thing less interesting than talking about the weather is writing about it, so we won't do that. Instead what we'll do is introduce you to the laid-back hazy-pop cool dudes in No Nets. Their new album, Affable & Ready For Small Talk drops on May 20th, but right here this very moment we have the organ-tinged, beautiful people indie grunge of "Bonnie Tyler." (It really is quite amazing how good I am at describing music in a way that is both simple and makes sense!) Take a listen in the replies and make sure to pick up the band's album when it's...
Brendan Kelly and Sam Russo are teaming up for a 7" called Split the Tip, which will be released digitally through Red Scare Industries on May 13 and physically on May 20. Today we're bringing you a stream of "Frangelico Houston", which is one of Brendan's songs that you can hear in the replies. According to him it's written about the time he hung out with Peter Murphy and he was drunk in the morning. Lines in the song are lifted from actual conversations that they had. If you like the song pre-orders are currently available.
Today we're taking a moment to introduce you to a brand-spanking-new band called Greenhorn. It's the new side project from Roger Lima of Less Than Jake fame, and Roger is accompanied by Jen Vito from NoMore on co-lead vocals. Their debut EP, I Want More, will be released on July 8 via Anchorless Records and you can check out the first new song, titled "I Hit The Wall," exclusively in the replies. Also in the replies is a blurb about the band written by Brendan Kelly; as Brendan puts it, the six-song EP is full of "hearty pop-punk," with Roger and Jen combining for some instantly memorable memories. If you dig the song, preorder the 10" vinyl here and here if you're in the UK.
We're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of Sudden Suspension's sophomore EP, titled Basement Songs. Self-described as " a pop-punk band who likes to play songs and jump around," Sudden Suspension's brand of pop-punk will please fans of Real Friends or This Time Next Year. The EP can be pre-ordered on their bandcamp.
We're premiering a brand new Jesse Denaro song titled "Break Your Heart," which you can check out in the replies. It's off his upcoming new album, Dear, Love, which is being self-released on May 13th. Fans of City and Colour and the like should check this out.
"This song is about how sometimes you have to break your own heart to grow from a situation, like a bad relationship or something. It's very honest and clear, that was my goal with this track."
Being as an Ocean have been making waves (no pun intended) in the post-hardcore scene, so we're excited to be premiering their new music video for "L'exquisite Douleur" in the replies. The track comes from their sophomore album, How We Both Wondrously Perish, which streets on May 6th via InVogue Records and can be pre-ordered here. If you dig bands like letlive and La Dispute, you'll want to check it out.
Today we're excited to bring you a song off of Only On Weekends' debut EP, Light Years and Heavy Lifting. "The Prince of East 187th Street" is a mid-tempo, 90s influenced pop-punk jam sure to win over fans of Fireworks or Turnover. The EP is to be released on May 30th and the new song can be streamed in the replies.
Last summer, Light Years' released their debut album, I Won’t Hold This Against You. The song "Deadlines" reflects a sense of nostalgia and the need grow up, and the video shows just that with its '90s influences. Hit the replies to check out our premiere of the new video. If you like what you hear - or see - grab the album for $5 digitally from Paper + Plastick Records.
Weird announcement to have to make ... but, I just got word that a certain vodka company didn't like the name "ABSOLUTExclusive" and so we're going to have to change it. Seriously. I think it's hilariously stupid, but ... not my call. I spent a few seconds debating if we should just go with something like "GREYGOOSExclusives" or maybe go with a whiskey brand? Since it's obviously alcohol related. Maybe all go buy these shirts in protest? In the end I talked to staff and we decided to just call the section "exclusives." So, we'll be making those changes shortly where we can and I'll be buying my vodka from companies that don't have more money and lawyers than common sense.
And By Love have been working on music with Drew Fulk (Motionless In White, For All Those Sleeping). Today, we are premiering their newest single called "Low." Hit the replies to check it out. Fans of the melodic side of acts like In Fear and Faith should enjoy this one. If you like what you hear, be sure to grab the track on iTunes starting May 6th.
Save Your Generation Records will be releasing a split 7" with songs from Hung Up, The Swellers, Lobby Boxer, and 1876. We are streaming the whole thing today, along with bonus tracks. Hit the replies to check out it out. The pressing is limited to 300 7" red/clear blend vinyl and releases May 20th.
We're excited to be teaming up with Chiodos today to premiere their new video for "Ole Fishlips is Dead Now." The track comes from the band's brand new album, Devil, and if you head to the replies you can check it out right now. Also if you head over to Purevolume you can see two Q&As with the band.
Update: Also the album is now on sale from Amazon for only $5.99.
La Bella Charade recently recorded an acoustic split EP with Scouts Honour that releases next month. Today, we are giving you the first taste of their side of the split with "Homecoming." Hit the replies to check it out. If you like what you hear, keep a look out for the split next month.
Autumn + Colour will be releasing Close Up On The Quiet Ones upcoming 3-song acoustic EP titled Losing Game on May 20th. Today we are premiering the band's new music video for “Stationary,” which appears on the EP. Check it out in the replies. You'll be able to pre-order it on May 6th.
Today we're excited to bring you a stream of a new True Holland song. It's taken from their upcoming The Year of September EP and it ought to appeal to fans of Jimmy Eat World or Weezer. Hit the replies to watch "Always Dying."
Today I'm asking you to pay attention to something on the Internet, but the good news is that it will really only take you about five minutes. Sorority Noise is an indie/emo/punk band that I like from Connecticut and they are going to release a new record called Forgettable on May 15. It's coming out jointly via Storm Chasers Records (the label run by emo mayor Evan Weiss) and Broken World Media (the label run by emo sheriff Derek from The World Is A Beautiful Place etc). Buzzy, right?! Head to the replies to stream a song that is only 1 minute and 39 seconds long from this album called "Still Shrill," which originally appeared on the band's Young Luck EP, but now sounds way better, like...
One of Pure Noise Records' newest signings, Brigades, will be releasing their EP, Crocodile Tears, on May 6th. Today we're lucky enough to premiere one of the tracks from the band's impressive release. Head to the replies to stream"Traditions," and if you like what you hear go pre-order the EP.
Today we're introducing you to New Jersey emo-rock quintet Sleep In, a band whose guitarist, Eric McNelis, was a member of Evan Weiss' former band The Progress. The group will release their debut LP, Settling, on April 29 (digital) and May 27 (vinyl; preorder here) via Hide Away Records and you can stream a new song from the release, "Sleep Sound," in the replies. Check out the song if you're a fan of Topshelf Records emo and enjoy some pop sensibility with your emo; you can also listen to the album-opening "I Do Know and I'm Not Sorry" here if you want another taste.
We have a brand new song premiere from Nashville's Bloom (Luke from Better Off's side project). The track is titled "You Can't Always Be Juggling Blood And Fire" and will undoubtedly draw comparisons to Pedro The Lion, Mansions, and early Death Cab For Cutie. Check out the song in the replies - it's off the band's upcoming new LP, Thousand Yard Stare, which will be available on May 20th and can be pre-ordered now via Broken Circles.
Nebraska's No Tide have announced their new EP, Daydream, which will be released on June 3rd. Take a listen to a new track titled "Where We Went Wrong" in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-orders are available from Take This To Heart Records. The promising, young pop punk act brings to mind the likes of Saves the Day and The Story So Far.
Dr. Manhattan has returned! We spent some time talking with the band about what their plans are for the future -- hit the replies to see our conversation and watch a video announcement that only these guys could make. Welcome back boys.
Northbound started in 2012 as the solo project of Jonathon Fraser of hardcore act Sleep Patterns. Death Of A Slug releases today, featuring 5 full band tracks and 5 acoustic tracks mastered by Mat Kerekes of Citizen. Hit the replies to hear the whole thing.
Unconditional Arms began as a solo endeavor from The American Scene guitarist Jeffrey Wright, but for the new Virtue Circle 7", the project has been expanded to a full band. You can stream the EP in the replies and pre-order the vinyl from Giant MKT. If you're a fan of instrumental post-rock, you won't want to miss this.