Adding noodly math rock and strange time signatures to pop-punk has always been Icarus The Owl's mission objective - it's a bizarre marriage that the band's made work for some time. For their self-titled album, the boys teamed with produce Kris Crummett (A Lot Like Birds, Night Verses, Issues) to amp up their catchy, off-kilter fun. Hit the replies for the new song "Black Fish" - Icarus The Owl is due February 7, and can be pre-ordered on their BandCamp.
The musicians of Tides Of Man have always been championed. The band's brand of post-hardcore featured a unique vocalist, but was anchored in strong instrumentals far surpassing their peers. That musical backbone is thrust into the forefront with Young & Courageous, the band's first instrumental release. It'd be silly to bemoan what once was when this new direction works so well - it's certainly a steep transition with some learning curve, but a sound Tides pulls off. Today we have "Hold Still", a booming track filled with dynamics and builds - hear it for yourself in the replies, and pre-orderYoung & Courageous before its February 4 release.
Today we are premiering the track Rust Belt Lights' "Pack Up And Let Go" which comes from their upcoming LP Religion & My Ex out on February 24th on Adeline Records (US) and Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK). The Buffalo natives have easily put together their best and most ambitious material to date with this release. Physical preorders are available and you can preorder digitally on Bandcamp. In addition, answer the trivia question in the replies to win Religion & My Ex on vinyl.
Brighton's Signals have something pretty swell going on musically, falling somewhere between Deas Vail, Mae, and Search The City. The band's debut album is releasing on January 21, but we've got "Trumpets" today - go enjoy that in the replies and pre-order their record via BandCamp.
Pleased to premiere "Life Moves", a brand new song from Cardiff, UK's Goodtime Boys, who are signed to Bridge 9, and will release Things I Still Don't Understand on February 25th. For fans of Lower Than Atlantis, Defeater, and Balance & Composure. Head the to the replies to check it out, and if you like what you heard, you can pre-order the record here.
If you're doing hardcore right, you'll have at least one of; menace, grit and ferocity in your armoury. Fortunately for London crew Lay It On The Line, they boast all three. Scroll down for a first look at the band's heavy-hitting video for "Petticoat Lane". The track is taken from recent EP Vigilance, which is streaming on their Bandcamp page.
Today we're premiering a track from the UK based Gnarwolves called "High On A Wire." The track comes from Chronicles of Gnarnia coming out on February 24th via Pure Noise Records. Chronicles of Gnarnia is a compilation of tracks from Gnarwolves’ past three EPs including Fun Club, CRU and Funemployed. Listen to the track in the replies. It's available for pre-order on Pure Noise and Banquet Records.
It's January. There's snow all around, it's freezing cold, and we're all bundled up in heavy jackets, hats, and gloves. San Jose's A Yawn Worth Yelling will melt these problems away with their West Coast-infused summer pop jam "I Can't Say" which comes from their new EP Feral. Listen to the track in the replies and leave your thoughts.
We premiered Heartless Breakers' Prescriptions EP six months ago, so it only makes sense we'd return for the acoustic version. Today we have their new Lighter Doses EP, featuring stripped down versions of their old stuff and a few new tracks. Enjoy the tunes in the replies, and check out the band on their January West Coast run.
Today we're bringing you the first track from Levy & The Oakes, the new project featuring several members of Socratic. While you may be anticipating a classic Drive-Thru sound, the band actually employs a great modern folk sound that you'll enjoy. Listen to "Slowly In The Water" in the replies and keep up to date with the band's happenings on Facebook. Expect a full release this spring.
With a blend of melodic hardcore, pop punk and indie rock, Cleveland, OH's Ages will appeal to fans of everyone from Gorilla Biscuits and Lifetime to Title Fight and Balance and Composure. Their new EP, Rest Your Head, is streaming the replies, and it's worthy of your 12 minutes. The effort is out Tuesday and can be pre-ordered from Mayfly Records.
We've been posting about Tiger Lily for awhile now and it's been great to watch the band grow over time. Today we're premiering a new song called "See Myself" from the band's upcoming EP Won't Let This Kill Me. You can listen to the track from the Oklahoma natives in the replies.
When your first show is playing a date on Warped Tour, you're doing something right. Connecticut's Moving Brooklyn is looking to create an immediate impact and hoping the band's debut EP Intervals does just that. Produced by John Naclerio (Brand New, We Are The In Crowd, The Audition) the band channels a mid to late 2000s sound that we have come to appreciate from acts like Spitalfield, Northstar, and Anberlin. Listen to "Divorce Rock Record" in the replies.
Between Daytrader, Some Stranger, and his own material, our affection for TYM is well-documented. The golden-voiced frontman delivered us a great live video of his song, "Tilting At Windmills" - you can check that out in the replies. As if that wasn't enough, in honor of his EP's launch on BandCamp, he's giving it to our community for $1 with code "absolutepunk" - so go throw a gymbag full of nickels at that. Right now. Go. Do it.
We're very excited to premiere a track from Philadelphia instrumental band Mohican. For fans of Mogwai and Russian Circles, the band is releasing their new EP The Abuse Is Character on January 16th. The EP was recorded 100% live to fully capture the large atmosphere and layers of the band's music which seamlessly translates to their live show. Listen to "Self-Propelled Organism" in the replies.
Solid State' newest members in The Ongoing Concept released their chaotic debut album, Saloon, last August. Today, we are excited to premiere their video for "Failures & Fakes," which comes from that record. If you're into an eccentric brand of some type of metal, hit the replies to check out the video. If you like what you hear, you can grab Saloonon sale for $5.
We're extremely excited to bring you a stream of Lost In Life, the brand new full-length album from New York hardcore band Backtrack. They're easily becoming one of the most notable bands in the hardcore scene, and you'd really ought to keep an ear out for when they're hitting your city on their tour supporting Comeback Kid. Head to the replies to check out the album, as well as upcoming tour dates.
Christopher Minor of Time Will Tell recently recorded a new song called "The Watchful" with Rob Freeman. He then worked with director John Komar on a short-film video for the song. Today, we are excited to premiere the video - it's in the replies. The track is a stark departure of his work with Time Will Tell - the pop-punk sound is now replaced with a dark, atmospheric, and experimental vibe that works very well for him.
With members of Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Hail The Sun, and Stolas, you'd assume Sianvar's debut EP would play as some safe amalgamation of their resumes. Turns out it's anything but - the boys stretched far past their day bands' comfort zones and set a standard for 2014 post-hardcore excellence akin to early Circa Survive or The Fall Of Troy. Today we're streaming the band's debut EP in full, out January 5 via Blue Swan Records - check the record in the replies, pre-order on their BandCamp, and catch Sianvar on tour with A Lot Like Birds, Stolas, and The Venetia Fair this month.
Today we are very happy to stream The Venetia Fair's The Venetia Fair...Basically Just Does Karaoke. It's always risky to do a an official release of covers, but in true The Venetia Fair fashion, the band doesn't just do it well, they do it with a style and grace that surpasses expectations the theatrical rock outfit set with previous releases. Listen to it in the replies.
Today I am ecstatic to premiere the full length from Speak Low If You Speak Love. The solo endeavor from Good Luck Varsity member Ryan Scott Graham, this release will more than satisfy those looking for new music in the vein of Into It Over It, City And Colour, and Daphne Loves Derby. This is going to be an artist that you'll want to keep your eye on in 2014. Make sure to listen all the way through because every track has its own unique identity. This has been on repeat for me. Head to the replies to listen to Everything But What You Need. The album comes out tomorrow.
Blind Mice is a new band out of New Bedford, MA featuring former Ra Ra Riot drummer Michael Ashley and current Half Hearted Hero guitarist AJ Mills. Their debut EP, Come Down, is due out in early 2014. We are streaming the first track from the effort, "Step On My Neck," in the replies. Check it out if you're a fan of '90s alternative rock a la Third Eye Blind, Weezer and Foo Fighters.
If you're channeling Thrice and Defeater as much as early 2000's rock like 10 Years or Tool, I'm interested - which is why I'm happy to premiere Matter's latest tune. We have "A Voice", the first song from their upcoming sophomore album, Teraphim. In the coming days, the band will seek crowd-sourcing to help finish the record with producer Erik Ron (I The Mighty, Get Scared, Panic! At The Disco) - so check out the song, and follow their Facebook to find out when you can donate. Then, donate.
Unconditional Arms was conceived by The American Scene guitarist Jeffrey Wright as a gift to his then-unborn son. After releasing his ambitious debut, Kinship, earlier this year, Wright has returned with another whirlwind of ambient instrumentation. "No Nerves" is a song inspired by love, courage and perseverance. Listen to it in the replies.
If you dig the vibe from bands like Deftones, Circa Survive, or even Thrice, you may dig New Jersey's A Balance Between. Today, we are premiering the band's new video for the song "Negative Space," which you can watch in the replies. The band's upcoming EP of the same name will be released in January 2014 via Broken English Records and can be now.
Today we're premiering Count To Four's new video for "I Hope Not." The pop-punk band made references to "Say Anything…", "Ferris Beuller’s Day Off", and "Better Off Dead," so how can you go wrong? Watch the video and read a text commentary in the replies. The album is available for purchase on Bandcamp.
The holidays are just around the corner, so here's another holiday song. This time it's the indie-pop duo Golden Youth's live session of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Hit the replies for the video. You can also downloadQuiet Frame; Wild Light and a Christmas song for free all month. Happy holidays!
Today we're premiering a new track from Connecticut's A Will Away called "The Masochist's Daughter." The band has a new EP called Cold Weather coming out on Giant MKT Records. This song lives in a world that's between the likes of Pentimento and Forever Came Calling. Listen to the song in the replies.
It's that time of year again where new album releases come to a halt. However, The Republic of Wolves have that rare mid-December release in store for us. Today, we are excited to stream their upcoming album, No Matter How Narrow, which releases tomorrow. Hit the replies to hear it. If you like what you hear, be sure to pick it up.
After several single streams from Undesirable People that were veryreceptive, it only made sense to stream the full EP too. Stream Former Self / Current State in the replies along with their tour dates.
Anti-Flag and A-F Records have announced Volume 3 of the Split 7-inch series with Akron, OH's Worship This!. 20 Years of Hell: Vol. 3 features two re-recorded and re-envisioned Anti-Flag tracks as well as two re-mastered tracks by Mass Giorgini from the Worship This! A-F Records debut LP, Tomorrow, I'll Miss You. You can stream the re-recording of Anti-Flag's "Wake Up," which originally appeared on Anti-Flag's 2003 LP, The Terror State. You can still purchase a subscription to the vinyl series as well.
We are collaborating with Made of Chalkagain with MoC's live video series Chalk TV. This video captures Max Bemis (of Say Anything) performing "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too," with the concert goers perspective making their way to one of Chicago's premiere venues Lincoln Hall. Head to the replies to watch it. Be sure to catch Bemis on tour now.
I mean, I could describe Sianvar with music writer's toolbox of buzzy adjectives, but listing the line-up should suffice. You've got Dance Gavin Dance's Will Swan, A Lot Like Birds' Joe Arrington and Michael Littlefield, Hail The Sun's Donovan Melero, and Stolas' Sergio Medina; five guys with signature sounds, teaming up for something that accentuates their individual talents while creating something a bit different than you'd expect. Their self-titled EP releases January 5, but we've got "Chest Pressure" today - take a listen in the replies, pre-order the EP on their BandCamp, & catch the band on tour with A Lot Like Birds, Stolas, and The Venetia Fair next month.
Today we're excited to premiere a live, professional recording of Blue Of Colors' track "Coordinates." Filmed by AltarTV in Pittsburgh, the album version features the Magik*Magik Orchestra, known for their work with Death Cab For Cutie on "Codes and Keys" and Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood but this is comprised of local Pittsburgh talent to fill the orchestra. You can view the video in the replies.
South Jersey's Eric Goldhahn is releasing his debut EP Keep An Open Mind soon and we've got the exclusive debut for the single/video "Follow The Line." Head to the replies to watch it. For fans of Dustin Kensrue, Vinnie Caruana, and The Ataris.
St. Louis' La Bella Charade will be releasing their new EP Sleepwalkers in the new year. Today we're bringing the debut single "Midwestern Heat" from the unsigned pop-punk outfit's latest effort. You can listen to it in the replies.
Young Fox's debut EP, Predecessors, will be available digitally this Tuesday, December 10, but you can stream it early in the replies. The band includes Zao bassist Marty Lunn, but they're an entirely different beast. You'll be reminded of '90s alterantive rock like Hum, Deftones and Smashing Pumpkins.
Illusions' new single, "Cowards," is debuting in the replies via a lyric video. The track features a guest spot from Palisades vocalist Lou Miceli. The Orlando, FL post-hardcore group will release their debut EP, Origins, on January 7 through Harbor Records.
Today we are excited to premiere Fever Fever's new video for "Hallucinate." Not your normal indie-rock/pop band, these guys use instrumentation techniques to craft their sound for this track, including ukuleles and xylophones. Watch it in the replies. The video is part of Mug & Brush Sessions, a new YouTube music series that features national and local bands playing stripped down versions of their music in the vintage, intimate setting of the Mug & Brush barbershop located in Columbus, Ohio. The Mug & Brush Sessions is a collaboration between the Mug & Brush barbershop owner Jim Morris, audio engineer Keith Hanlon, and FWD: Video & Social Branding.
Today we're premiering Liferuiner's video for "H A R V E S T / F A M I N E." The pulse-pounding track is complemented by a video of equal intensity - utilizing quick cuts and lots of motion to keep the adrenaline pumping. Watch the video in the replies.