I had the pleasure of spending some time in the studio with Rochester, NY's Scholar while they recorded their full-length debut, which is due out in July. The up-and-coming pop punkers are reminiscent of Rufio, Slick Shoes and old Blink 182. I filmed their recording process and teamed up with the band to create a lyric video to share with you all. Head to the replies to check out "A Hot Dog for Your Buns." If you enjoy it, you can download it here.
The Awareness just put out their new EP, The Original Sound Recordings, which was executive produced by former Cauterize frontman Jesse Smith. Head to the replies to listen to the lead track, "Tar." If you like what you hear, you can check out the rest of the EP here. The Canadian rockers' sound falls somewhere between Foo Fighters, Anberlin and The Jealous Sound.
After taking a couple years off, Bronx, NY's Daly's Gone Wrong are currently working on a new EP titled Finding Your Heart. Head to the replies to listen to their first song since returning, "Ayy Cicci! Where's the Fuckin Wings?!" In an effort to create music they want to hear, the band combines elements of pop punk, ska and hardcore. "Let's sing it loud like we used to..."
The New & Very Welcome will release her final album, House Fires of the Modern Age, on December 4th. Listen to a track from the effort, "A Song to Sing Stefan to Sleep," in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-order the cassette. She writes eloquently sad songs like a female Conor Oberst, so check it out if you're fan of Bright Eyes.
Echo Base (RIYL: You Blew It!, Algernon Cadwallader), Henrietta (RIYL: As Cities Burn, From Indian Lakes) and Gillian Carter have released a three-way split. It can be streamed and downloaded for pay-what-you-want on the Die Young Records Bandcamp page and it can purchased on CD format here.
Forever My Love are currently unsigned, but that certainly won't last long. The Long Island metalcore/post-hardcore band is gearing up to release an EP produced by Andrew Wade (A Day to Remember) and Kris Crummet (Dance Gavin Dance). Head to the replies for the first listen of a brand new song entitled "Mirrors." Recommended for fans of We Came As Romans, The Devil Wears Prada and Bring Me the Horizon.
After playing in local Massachusetts bands over the years, Dallas Higgins will release his debut solo EP, End of Days, digitally on November 27th. Head to the replies to listen to the catchy opening track, "Swallow the World."