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.
The Republic of Wolves is one of the my favorite bands, and today is the release of the very first ever vinyl pressing of their debut EP, His Old Branches. To celebrate, each copy of the EP comes with a digital download of His Black Teeth - an alternate version of His Old Branches featuring reimagined versions of each song from the EP. We're excited to bring you "Between His Black Teeth," the new version of "For His Old Branches," in the replies. If you like what you hear, you can pick up a copy of His Old Branches at the Simple Stereo webstore.
Colorado punk group Elway is gearing up to release its third Red Scare full-length record on Friday so today we're giving you a little taste by premiering a new song, which also happens to be one of the best ones on that release. Instead of heading back to Chicago to work with Matt Allison the band decided to stay home in Fort Collins to capture a sound that's much more raw than what you hear on Leavetaking. If you like gruff vocals, catchy guitar riffs and depressingly upbeat songs then give "Lunatic Thirteens" a listen in the replies. If you like you can pre-orderBetter Whenever and don't forget to tell us what you think in the replies.
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I adore this song. That about sums up my feelings on Twinsmith's "Said and Done" for which we're premiering the official video (below) today. It's like the band decided to check every box on the "summer anthem" list and make an irresistible tune. The feel and atmosphere of the video could not bring the song to life any more perfectly - it's youthful, fun and intriguing. Much like the single, their new album Alligator Years, is the kind of indie-rock you want to listen to continuously in this beautiful weather. Luckily, the record is now out on Saddle Creek Records, so go give that a spin after the video. Enjoy.
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Last month we premiered the new Well Kept Things EP, Homegrown, which is out now via Antique Records. Today we are debuting the new video for "Great White North." The vocals on this track really remind me of what I loved about Just Surrender, so definitely give it a watch below. If you're liking the song, be sure to grab the EP.
For Shy Technology, music wasn't a hobby, but a necessity. Back in December 2008, frontman David Coulson's life changed in the blink of an eye when he received a call from his mother, informing him that she had been diagnosed with stage-3 breast cancer. After quitting his job, dropping out of school, and driving all alone from Phoenix, Arizona back to his home in Villa Park, Illinois, Coulson made the decision to reconnect with old friends, start a band, and channel his struggles and stories into visceral indie rock music.
After six and a half years, two EPs and one full-length, a few lineup changes, and a successful cancer battle for Coulson's mom, Shy Technology are...
The Obsessives are a young band from the Washington, D.C. area, and probably at least partially because they are young and full of general angst, they are the type of band that puts recordings of voicemail messages in the middle of their songs. This is an essential rite of passage for many emo bands, a category The Obsessives are fairly placed into: Their new single, "Bored," which is in the replies, sounds like when you're driving to your parents' house from college and it's very, very late because you left too late, but you obviously have to stay awake and it's a matter of life or death that you don't fall asleep. The track is only two minutes and eleven seconds long, of which only...
It would be easy to sell you on Fit For Rivals by telling you that frontwoman Renee Pheonix is an inspiring feminist and activist, but I'd rather let their killer music do the talking. Head to the stream their new EP, Sugar, which drops today. The Jacksonville band melds Foo Fighters-esque rock with pop sensibilities, electronic flourishes and raspy, punk vocals reminiscent of Joan Jett and Brody Dalle.
We Hold Hands and We Jump will release their debut album, The Wonderful Things I'll Do, next month via NDE Records. The Pennsylvania duo play a style of folk that brings to mind Bright Eyes - but fronted by someone a bit quirkier, like Max Bemis. It's something a lot of AP.net regulars might enjoy, and we've got the band's very first single streaming. You can listen to "How to relax" over at the band's AP.net profile. Preorders will be up next week, so look out if you enjoy the song.
Last month, we introduced you to new Roadrunner Records signees More to Monroe. While the video we premiered is indicative of the post-hardcore stylings you'll find on their upcoming EP, Appalachia (out September 15th), the band also has a softer side. Head to the replies to watch the quartet perform a stripped-down cover of The 1975's "Sex."
Altoona, PA's Post Season are releasing a split with fellow pop-punkers Such a Mess, titled Greetings From, on August 28th through Common Ground Records. Head to the replies to watch a lyric video for a new song titled "Backroads." Boasting more hooks than your grandad's tackle box, the group fits in perfectly alongside the new crop of pop punk. Recommended if you like The Story So Far and Knuckle Puck.
I'm excited about this one. Time Spent Driving recently reunited and will be releasing Passed & Presence on July 21. It's their first release since 2007's I'm Your Stab in the Back. We're lucky enough to premiere "Blame the Valley" today - you can check that out on the band's profile. If you can't remember, their indie/emo style is reminiscent of bands like Brandtson, Benton Falls, and Pop Unknown. Give "Blame" a listen and then preorder the album if you like what you hear.
My Cardboard Spaceship Adventure will release their new album, Seeker, next week. Last month, we premiered "I Lost Again." Today, we're excited to bring you a full stream of Seeker. Fans of Cartel and Acceptance, don't sleep on this one. Preorder it here, if you so desire, and keep your eyes peeled for a review this week. In the meantime, hit SoundCloud for some summery pop-rock.
We Take Fire have a new EP coming out, entitled Movies Where the Dog Dies. It's currently up for preorder via More Than Me records. It's math rock a la Tera Melos or even TTNG, only it's a bit catchier than both. Fans of either group should find something to love here. Luckily for them, we're streaming the whole thing. Check out the EP on the band's AP.net profile.
Our good friend Ryan Russell has a great acoustic performance series titled Nervous Energies, and we’re big fans of it here on AbsolutePunk. Today, we’re premiering part of a session Ryan did with acoustic singer/songwriter Grey Gordon, who is currently out on the Vans Warped Tour, performing at the Acoustic Basement all summer long. Performed on a nylon stringed guitar, “Grace” details Gordon’s frustration with someone who has inflicted pain on those around them. You can check the song out as part of his split with Chris Farren. Head to the replies to check it out.
Recently-reunited post-hardcore favorites From Autumn to Ashes sadly had to drop off their upcoming tour, but we have a special Live Session from the band to make up for it. The hour-and-a-half set was captured at the Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA on June 18th. Despite it being the first date of their run, the group showed no sign of rust as they played songs from their entire discography. A highlight includes the 10-minute opus "Short Stories with Tragic Endings" performed in its entirety.
Once in a while, I come across a new band I can't get enough of. Narrow / Arrow falls in that category. The first time I heard "Savior Talk" from their upcoming EP Middle Children, I couldn't wait to hit repeat - the melodies and Cody Nicolas' incredibly emotive vocal bursts at the end of the song make the listener yearn for more. I'm happy to be sharing this song on AP.net today (below), so take a listen and let us know what you think. While the band shares common elements with the likes of American Football and TTNG, Narrow / Arrow are set to leave their own mark in the scene and I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeve in the coming years.
Buffalo, New York punk rock pretty much sums up Thundercloud Kid. The band will release their new EP called Songs About the Hopeless and Mourning on August 28th. We are premiering a new song called "Bad News for Blue Eyes" today. The song really harkens back to old school '90s Fat Wreck bands or more recently a band like Red City Radio. If you're looking for a punk rock song to kick off your holiday weekend, this is it. Give it a listen in the replies.
We've been working on putting together this year's Absolute 100 feature over the past month (it won't go up until August, but this year's class is shaping up to be awesome), and while searching out the bands I want to pick for the feature I came across this Italian pop-punk band called NOW.HERE. Usually I'd sit on this pick until the feature goes up, but their new four song EP, New Perspective, is coming out July 7th and it's the first pop-punk EP I've actually found myself coming back to in a long time. It doesn't make sense to not talk about them over the next month when they've got new shit out. So, I reached out to the band to set up an exclusive stream of their new EP here on the...
Mallcops will release the The Funniest Joke You've Ever Told EP on July 28. It's coming out via NDE Records, a new label started by members of the NDE (Non Denominational Emo) Facebook group which donates 100% of all profits to RAINN.org. "Ambulances" is the first song Mallcops have ever listened, and I can't be more excited to share this band's very first material with you. It ought to appeal to fans of pop rock like Anberlin and Cartel. You can stream "Ambulances" in the replies and be on the lookout for more from Mallcops.
Brooklyn trio Safety will be releasing their new EP called Congratulate Me, I've Lost My Mind and it will be out via Community Records on August 14th. Today we are premiering a new track titled "A Wealth of Sorrows in a Few Words" in the replies. It's a solid slice of punk rock blended with indie sensibilities - it'll be a big hit with those who enjoy Into It. Over It. and even Jimmy Eat World's more aggressive side. It's pretty dope and if you dig what you hear make sure you pre-order it on black wax.
Bowling for Soup recently wrapped the first leg of their tour celebrating 21 years as a band. In that time together, the Texas quartet has cultivating one of the most entertaining live shows. Our latest Live Sessions is the band's full hour-and-a-half performance from Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA on June 17th. If you've never seen them in concert before - or if you simply want to relive the fun - head to the replies now. The set includes all the hits, some deep cuts and even a cover of Fountains of Wayne's "Stacy's Mom."
Escape The Fate is currently on the road right now on the Vans Warped Tour (on the Monster Energy stage), and we're currently featuring a blog from the road each week from members in the band. Hit the replies to read the first blog in the series, by guitarist Kevin "Thrasher" Gruft.
You may know Shane Crump as the bassist for Alesana, but he recently branched out with a solo project under the monicker The Ivory. Crump shows his softer side on his debut EP, Gloom, which comes out this Tuesday, June 30th. You can stream it in the replies now. His piano-pop style gives a serious Coldplay vibe.
Back in April, we gave you the first taste of No Tide's full-length debut, Death of the Sun. Today we have the whole album streaming ahead of its June 30th release on Take This To Heart Records. Head to the replies to listen. Produced by Jay Maas, the effort is equal parts Saves the Day, The Menzingers and The Story So Far.
The Winter Brave gained attention back in 2013 when Dave Grohl mentioned the band during his Reddit AMA. Drawing influence from the likes of The Black Keys, Cage the Elephant and Silversun Pickups, Boston brothers are releasing a new EP, The Hand You Never Seem to Lend, on July 28th. We're streaming a track from the effort titled "Taken" in the replies. With Grohl's stamp of approval, how could you not take a listen?
Burglary Years is a band from Boston that you could probably tag with a "dream-pop" label, but that doesn't stop the group from spending about half of its new six-minute single "Hatch" rocking out in a pretty heavy way. "Hatch," which you can find in the replies, is a song that lends itself to the listener as a perfectly adequate backdrop for zoning out and falling into its hazy melodies, but it's clear that the songwriting here is well thought out. Burglary Years will release 100 Roses this July via Boston-based label Disposable America, and the record has taken the group years to finalize; the result, if "Hatch" is proper indication, will be an LP worth listening to for its unique...
If Cute Is What We Aim For hooked up with Motion City Soundtrack and had a baby, it would sound a lot like Treason This. The Wisconsin band will self-release their new EP, Always Perfect, on June 30th, but you can stream it now in its entirety in the replies. It's infectiously catchy with just enough uniqueness to make it stand out.
One of the best parts of Warped Tour is discovering bands you've never heard before, so we're excited to introduce you to London's own TAT. Check out their new single, "Anxiety," in the replies. Frontwoman Tatiana DeMaria channels Joan Jett with her raspy-yet-melodic voice and punk rock ethic. The trio are rocking Warped's Beatport stage this summer, then finishing up their sophomore album for an early 2016 release.
Back in April of 2014, we hosted a stream of Northbound's Death of a Slug. Today, we're premiering the new and improved version of the album, which comes out on June 30th via Animal Style Records. For the re-release, the Florida group has replaced the 5 acoustic songs with full-band versions and recorded two new tracks. Head to the replies to listen to it, especially if you're a fan of Into It. Over It., Citizen or Modern Baseball.
Imagine if Ellie Goulding sang for an indie rock band and you have a pretty good idea of what Auction for the Promise Club sounds like. The British trio are releasing their new single, This May Hurt, this Friday, June 26th. Head to the replies to watch their music video for the B-side, "Instincts." The stop-motion video was inspired by Terry Gilliam.
If you were to put Third Eye Blind, Jimmy Eat World and Polar Bear Club in a blender, the result would sound a lot like Blind Mice. We're debuting the Massachusetts-based band's new music video for "Home Movies" in the replies. Featuring former and current members of Half Hearted Hero and Ra Ra Riot, Blind Mice's new EP, Sunday Songs, is out now on Animal Style Records.
Daylight are among Barcelona's most popular pop-punk bands, and it's only a matter of time until they invade the US as well. We're debuting their music video for "Kickbacks" from their most recent record, One More Fight, in the replies. The high-energy track brings to mind genre heavyweights like New Found Glory, Four Year Strong and Set Your Goals.