The members of Philadelphia's Pulling Punches grew up on '90s hardcore and punk bands like Refused, Grade, Strike Anywhere and Kid Dynamite. They've blended those influences with their own original style to create a hard-hitting yet melodic sound, as showcased on their new EP, The Old Colors Are Dead, which is releasing this week via Creep Records. You can stream a new song titled "With Stolen Words" in the replies.
Austin, TX-based pop-punk act Thieves are releasing a covers EP, appropriately titled Two Covers, on February 26th. Head to the replies to hear the band's enthusiastic take on Weezer's "Buddy Holly." The effort was mixed by The Swellers' Nick Diener and also features a cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends."
Star Wars Headspace has been announced, and is "a new compilation of original electronic dance music infused with Star Wars sound clips and effects." It is produced by Rick Rubin and is set to release digitally on February 19th, and physically March 18th.
Real Friends have announced The $5 Tour with support from Movements. They'll be playing intimate venues with all tickets priced at $5. Dates are in the replies. Tickets are on sale now and selling fast.
The Star Wars franchise has released several character themed Spotify playlists, which you can find by visiting the franchise's Spotify profile. Fittingly, considering the character's portrayal, Anakin Skywalker's playlist is filled with basically the most generic emo kid playlist imaginable. Check it out by clicking here.
The Black Dahlia Murder will perform their debut album, Unhallowed, in its entirety on their upcoming tour with Fallujah and Disentomb. Dates are in the replies. Brandon Ellis will join the band as touring guitarist to replace Ryan Knight, who has amicably parted ways with the group.
The Monkees are having their 50th anniversary this year. To celebrate, they setting out on a tour, and releasing a brand new album called Good Times, which features songs co-written by Noel Gallagher, Rivers Cuomo, and Ben Gibbard.
Beyonce just dropped a new single, "Formation," that you can stream in the replies and get a free download of from Tidal. She will be appearing alongside Coldplay at the Super Bowl's halftime show tomorrow.
Andrew Bird will release his new album, Are You Serious, on April 1st via Loma Vista Recordings. You can hear the first single entitled, "Capsized" in the replies.
2. Roma Fade
3. Truth Lies Low
5. Chemical Switches
6. Left-Handed Kisses
7. Are You Serious
8. Saints Preservus
9. The New Saint Jude
10. Valleys Of The Young
I think the culture we're in right now, it's never been easier to be discouraged. It's never been easier to be made fun of or to be hurt by what people think. I'm talking bands or even just regular people. There's almost like this license to bash everybody and to say the meanest, most intense stuff online. You're behind your keyboard and you feel like you can say anything you want. I think people don't realize that maybe it affects people. We definitely went through that on this album. But then you have to realize that you build something that's worth protecting, something that's worth it to keep going, something that's worth the effort....
Parquet Courts will releaseHuman Performance on April 8th. A new video and tour dates are in the replies.
02 Human Performance
04 I Was Just Here
06 Captive Of The Sun
07 Steady On My Mind
08 One Man, No City
09 Berlin Got Blurry
10 Keep It Even
11 Two Dead Cops
12 Pathos Prairie
13 It's Gonna Happen