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.
New Jersey's Hoderarecently released their debut EP, Reset to Default, and we are streaming it today - it's in the replies. The songs have a raw yet mid-tempo rock feel, not unlike some of The Gaslight Anthem's material, just with some more emo influence.
The Oversight is gearing to release their Far From Gone EP tomorrow - a pop-rock treat for fans of Go Radio and You Me at Six. The title track features The Dangerous Summer's AJ Perdomo. We're excited to exclusively premiere the entire release today; check it out in the replies.
Today we're bringing you the exclusive premiere of Dr. Manhattan's "Dance the Vibes Away" lyric video. Hit the replies to check that out. The band's upcoming EP, Bolo Yodo, will be coming out tomorrow.
Koji's Some Small Way EP is now available on vinyl for the first time from our friends at The Native Sound. It includes live versions of "Eating Lemons" and "Like We Do" as digital bonus tracks. The songs were recorded on Koji's recent tour and serve as a precursor to his upcoming Spring Song Vol. 2 live record. Stream them in the replies.
Tampa, FL thrash/punk act Illuminate Me released their debut album, I Have Become a Corpse, on Tuesday via Tragic Hero Records. Vocalist Christopher Murray has provided us with a track-by-track explanation, which you can read in the replies. If you haven't heard the album - which features guest spots from Garret Rapp (The Color Morale), Landon Tewers (The Plot In You) and Jerry Roush (Glass Cloud) - you can stream it in the replies as well.
Moose Blood will release their hotly anticipated full-length debut, I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time, on October 7th. Today, we are premiering an exclusive in-studio video of the band recording the album. Check it out in the replies and make sure to pre-order the record from No Sleep Records.
Schematic - the solo project of Mae frontman Dave Elkins - recently released a music video for "Stand." Now you can go behind the scenes of the shoot with a making-of video in the replies. Color (n.) Inside the Lines is out now via Spartan Records.
In 2012 we decided to walk away from We Are The Union. We were frustrated. We felt like there wasn't a place in the music scene for us. This is our return, our rebellion. This is us with our middle fingers up, proud to push against the grain and be different. See you in Pittsburgh.
Out of St. Louis, Get At Me recently worked with Mike Hart and Tyler Smyth (Dangerkids) on their new single "Wanderer." Today, we are premiering the lyric video for the song. If you're looking a light-hearted pop-rock tune for summer, head to the replies for the video.
He Is Legend are gearing up for the release of their first new album in five years, Heavy Fruit, due out August 19th via Tragic Hero Records. Stream a new song titled "ABRACADABRA," one of my personal favorites from the record, in the replies. Be sure to pre-order the album if you dig it.
On July 22nd, Four Year Strong will finally release their long-awaited EP, Go Down In History. Today, we're bringing you a brand new track off the EP, titled "Living Proof Of A Stubborn Youth" - head to the replies to check it out. You can also check out the band on the Warped Tour through August 3rd over at the Kia Electric Soul main stage.
One of the hottest acts this summer on Warped Tour has been K. Flay. Today, we're premiering a video of the Bay Area hip-hop artist talking about her recent album, Life As A Dog (stream it and purchase it). Make sure to catch her the rest of the summer playing the Beatport Stage on Warped Tour and check out the exclusive video in the replies along with her new video for "Thicker Than Dust."
Yesterday we posted about Less Than Jake's collaboration with Vannen Watches, which drops today at noon ET. Now we're excited to deliver some more details about the watch! First off, it'll be limited to only 150 pieces, with the packaging of each piece autographed by the whole band. If you head to the replies, you can see the first reveal of the watch itself, with artwork done by Richard Minino (aka Horsebites). It'll cost $70 and will be available via Vannen and LTJ at noon ET, as well as at Less Than Jake's merch booth on Warped Tour.
A Will Away and Head North are releasing a split EP pressed in two variants via Giant MKT. We are streaming a song from each band - "Transparent People" from A Will Away's side and "In The Water" from Head North's side. Fans of bands like Forever Came Calling and The American Scene should enjoy these tracks. The split releases July 22nd - you can pre-order it. They'll also be heading out on a co-headlining tour this summer. Check out the songs and tour dates below.
Side A - A Will Away
2) Transparent People
Side B - Head North
1) In The Water
2) Poor Posture
Out today is I Want More, the brand-new EP from Roger Lima's new side project, Greenhorn. We premiered the first single from the Less Than Jake vocalist / bassist's new band a couple months back, and now you can stream the entire six-song EP in the replies! Roger's sugary vocal melodies blend with co-vocalist Jen Vito brilliantly on these songs, as Greenhorn has managed to produce one of the more memorable pop-punk releases of the year so far. I Want More is available on 10" vinyl via Anchorless Records and in the UK via Saint November.
Back in April, we debuted a song from Nebraska pop-punk act No Tide titled "Where We Went Wrong." Since it was so well-received, we're now premiering the band's music video for the track. Head to the replies to watch it. If you like what you hear, you can pick up their new EP, Daydream, from Take This to Heart Records.
Driver Friendly are all set to release their fantastic new album, Unimagined Bridges, on July 15th through Hopeless Records. We are excited to premiere "Twenty Centuries Of Sleep," the record's penultimate track. It's a great example of how many packed choruses the record has, so check it out in the replies. The band will soon be heading out on tour with Stickup Kid, Seaway, and Candy Hearts - be sure to catch them on the road. Preorder the album here and here.
We're excited to bring you "Overthrow", the first single off Sleeping Giant's brand new record, Finished People, which comes out August 19th on Century Media Records. The track also features guest vocals from Brook Reeves from Impending Doom. Hit the replies to check it out.
Vinny Vegas released their album The Big White Whaleon vinyl yesterday, but I'd be lying if I said that the album hasn't been dominating my iTunes for weeks. Reminiscent of the music I grew up loving here on AP.net, The Big White Whale is an emotionally charged and nostalgic album that's relatable throughout. Take a listen to the entire album here and head to the replies to watch an exclusive acoustic video of "Last of the Lung Benders." Enjoy!
Loose Planes is the latest band to bring back the attitude of '90s alt. The Detroit quartet also has a knack for creating music that's equally powerful as it is catchy. Today, we're bringing you the band's new self-titled EP in its entirety, which can be streamed in the replies. Loose Planes is available on July 8th and can be pre-ordered via 6131 Records.
With the news of Jimmy Eat World's Futures anniversary tour, I feel like there's no better time to premiere this. We've got an exclusive stream of Daisyhead's (excellent) cover of "Work" off the upcoming No Sleep RecordsComp for Mom. Check out the track in the replies and then pre-order the comp off their site.
You may remember Haverford's split last year with State Lines, who the band will be supporting on tour for a short stint. Well, the band recently wrapped up a new EP called Alaskan Summer. Today, we are streaming the whole thing. Hit the replies to check it out - it will be name your price on July 3rd.
Pittsburgh-based act The Homeless Gospel Choir will be releasing a new album, I Used To Be So Young, on July 15th via A-F Records. Today, we are premiering the band's new video for "Armageddon," which you can view in the replies. The unique singer-songwriter/folk-punk act is about coming face-to-face with adulthood and has no desire to participate, and cleverly tackles topics of social and political matters with utmost honesty. If you dig it, make sure to pre-order the LP.
On July 8, Pacific Ridge Records will be releasing volume four of its annual The Scene compilations. Today we're premiering a track by post-hardcore act The North, titled "If the Suit Fits." Check that out in the replies, and if you like it, pre-order the comp.
Earlier this month, Everley dropped their debut The Tyger and the Lamb. It's a great album in the vein of Circa Survive, but heavier. Today we'e excited to premiere the video for their single "Daggers of Self-Doubt." Check that out in the replies, read our review, and then order it on their bandcamp.
Trapdoor Social recently released their new EP, Science of Love. You may remember their 2012 EP, Death Of A Friend, which featured Death Cab For Cutie’s Jason McGerr on drums. Today, we are premiering a live in studio performance of "Angel City" off of it. Fans of pop-rock with piano hints should enjoy this one.
But we are. Everyone is the same. Whether it's a boy or girl singing on stage or someone walking down the street or in a classroom, no one should have to deal with being touched or sexually assaulted. For some reason musicians on stage are viewed as some kind of approachable sex symbols. And I'm sure a lot of people have seen a girl get on stage and hug a lead singer and not thought twice about whether or not they wanted to be hugged. But I certainly wouldn't walk up to a girl on the street I thought was cool or attractive...
To celebrate the release of Love, Robot's new album, B.A.D., we are streaming the whole thing today. This should be right up the alley of fans of an edgier We Are The In Crowd and VersaEmerge. Check it out in the replies, and be sure to pick it up if you like what you hear.
Dakota Drive is a indie rock collective gearing up to release their new two-song EP To Anyone, For Anythnig. Today we're happy to bring you a stream of "Brothers & Sisters" off that EP. It's a nice little acoustic track, and Andrea O'Connor's vocals have often been compared to Adele's. Yeah. So you should stream "Brothers & Sisters" in the replies, and if you like it, be sure to pre-order.
Today we have a brand new song from Philadelphia's Reward. The song is titled "Seep" and it's off the band's upcoming Mutant League Records' EP, Painted Desperation, which hits stores on June 24th. If you're into bands like Title Fight, Balance and Composure, and the like, then you need to check this out in the replies. If you dig it, the EP is available to pre-order.
Speaking in Shadows is gearing up to release their new EP The Lies We Lead in late July, and today we're excited to premiere the video for the first single, "Technicolour Trainwreck." The song contains hints of bands like Transit and Gameface, be sure to check this out.
We have an exclusive lyric video premiere of My Iron Lung's new song "In Defense of Drowning," which you can watch in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming Pure Noise Records release, Relief, which hits stores on July 8th (pre-order).
In support of their upcoming stint on the Acoustic Basement at Warped Tour, Light Years recorded acoustic renditions of three tracks from their latest LP, I Won’t Hold This Against You. Stream them in the replies below. You can grab the Acoustics digital EP from Paper + Plastick for a buck to help the band out this summer, and be sure to catch their set if you go to Warped.
Today, we're premiering Trophy Wives' new live music video for "I'm Gonna Make You Famous", a fan favorite from their first EP Letting Go, self produced in 2012. They are currently writing their first full length record with high hopes to debut in 2015. Stay tuned for a chance to catch them on the Vans Warped Tour in Mansfield, MA via the Ernie Ball BOTB.