Doing a cover song is always a huge risk and when you're covering a sentimental iconic emo band like The Get Up Kids, you better make sure you do the song justice. Chicago's Farraday automatically has a unique advantage, utilizing the strong vocals of its powerful frontwoman, Aubyn. Listen to their cover of "Action & Action" in the replies which comes from A Tribute To The Get Up Kids coming out on Pacific Ridge Records.
Today we are proud to premiere the first EP release in the I SurrenderOur Voices collection. The first batch features four original songs from the likes of Adam Lazzara (Taking Back Sunday), Anthony Raneri (Bayside), Chris Conley (Saves The Day), and Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche). You can stream the EP in the replies and if you dig what you hear, you can pre-order it on vinyl or iTunes. The label is also giving away a test pressing of the EP. If you order a copy from the I Surrender webstore, you’ll automatically be entered to win. Last day to enter is December 2nd and a winner will be chosen at randomly on December 3rd. Our Voices will be available on November 25th.
Aerolyn will be releasing their debut album, Revive, in just under a month's time on December 18th. Today, we are premiering their lyric video for single "Killer." Check it out in the replies. Fans of bands like Sleeping With Sirens and Secret & Whisper should enjoy this one.
Everything NK does is way out there - but it's so damn cool. With a pedigree including Envy On The Coast and The Dillinger Escape Plan (and Happy Body Slow Brain, if you're counting live members), the band's eclectic sound shouldn't surprise anyone. Today we have the band's latest performance from Garage Tapes, Vol. 1, the unmistakable "Set A Fire" - check it out in the replies. We're also giving away the band's Triple Crown debut, Nothing To Be Gained Here, via our socialnetworks.
Today we're premiering the track "Logan" from New Jersey's Ampersand. The band is releasing their new EP What Keeps Me Up At Night and fans of Man Overboard and Handguns will surely appreciate this. Head to the replies to hear "Logan."
From Knoxville, Tennessee, Skytown Riot will be releasing their new EP, Soul Or System, tomorrow. Today, we are streaming the whole thing. Fans of more atmospheric material with haunting pianos and elements of Muse should enjoy "Sensational" or even their rendition of "House Of The Rising Sun," while "The Afterglow" could be played on soft rock radio. Even though it only has six tracks, this EP pulls from a lot of places, making it hard to really categorize. Be sure to give it a listen in the replies.
Today we are streaming the new So Many Ways EP Seer coming out on Staple Records. This barn-burner of a release combines pop-punk, shredding metal leads, thrash-y riffs, and much more. Listen in the replies and pre-order your copy now.
After we premiered the first Undesirable People track that garnered a great response, it only made sense to debut another one for you guys. Today we're premiering "Current State" which you'll thoroughly enjoy from the Michigan outfit. Listen to it in the replies and pre-order if you like it.
17 year old Cade Garett is someone to keep our eyes on in the future. Going under the moniker Outliers, the Dallas, TX native is looking to create a great brand of pop-rock that we have come to love from acts like Artist Vs. Poet, older Forever The Sickest Kids, and more. "Left To Let It Go" is a powerful single that you'll want to hit the "repeat" button on. You can listen to it in the replies and available for download.
Andy Elwell recently recorded a new three track EP, Grand, in Ireland - quite a long way from his home in Minneapolis. Today, we are excited to premiere the video for "Buried" off of the EP - it's in the replies. Fans of indie-folk singer songwriters like Damien Rice or Bright Eyes should enjoy this one.
Those Australian rapscallions in Closure In Moscow have returned, and not a moment too soon. It's been a long four years since First Temple and The Penance & The Patience, two fantastic releases that left significant marks on the scene. We've got another three months until Pink Lemonade hits stands, but we'll indoctrinate you into "The Church Of The Technochrist" today via their new music video. Check out the high-tech video in the replies, pick up their sophomore LP in February 2014, and plug in, plug in.
Today we're premiering the video for "Where The Hell Is Douglas" from Cincinatti, Ohio's BoyMeetsWorld. The pop-rock group are young but finding their stride in their songwriting and hopefully we'll see bigger and better things as they grow from their EP Do What's Best For You. You can view the video in the replies.
Last week we streamed a song from Scholar's upcoming debut full-length. Today, we're excited to premiere Choose Adventure in full. It's the kind of music fans of Rufio, Fenix TX, and blink-182 should love. Stream it in the replies and then pre-order it if you like what you hear. You can read our review as well.
Today we are stoked to premiere Close Your Eyes' video for "Frame & Glass" which comes from the band's new album, Line In The Sand. This song is one of my favorite rock tracks this year and new vocalist Sam Ryder gives a powerful performance utilizing his great sense of melody and his unique tone. Watch the video in the replies and pick up the album online.
Avalon Landing are breaking out of Las Vegas with their radio friendly piano-pop tunes. The band recently worked with Bryan Russell (Coldplay, Straylight Run) on their sophomore record, Reside. To celebrate tomorrow's release of the record, we are premiering the album today. Hit the replies or their AP.net Profile to hear it. Be sure to read Greg's review of the album as well.
We debutedBackslashes and Bad Ideas' new single last month, and now we have their entire EP, There's No Place Like Home, for your listening pleasure. Head to the replies to hear it. Listen for a guest spot by Fred Mascherino (Terrible Things, ex-Taking Back Sunday) on the track "Defend Josh's Life." The effort comes out on Tuesday via Harbor Records.
Very excited to premiere the video for "11:22" from thrash pop-punk outfit So Many Ways. The band's new EP Seer is coming out Nov. 19th and is available for pre-order. While the video starts out as a normal performance piece, it quickly becomes a hilarious and, for lack of a better term "trippy," video. You can view it in the replies.
Today we're premiering a new single from Anavae called "Bring Me Down." It comes from the band's upcoming LAB Records release Dimensions. If you're a fan of early VersaEmerge or Paramore, this is for you. Listen to the track in the replies.
Head to the replies to watch Absolute 100 alumni The SpacePimps perform an acoustic rendition of "Party Foul." Even stripped down, the song retains a great energy. The track comes from their latest effort, Eternal Boy. If you haven't heard the album yet, you can still stream it on their AP.net profile; it'll bring you back to the Drive-Thru Records era.
For their contribution to Secret Audio Club's Wax Packs project, Half Hearted Hero re-recorded two songs from their debut EP. You can listen to the band's fresh spin on "Satori" in the replies. The 7" series comes is due out on January 28th.
Last week, we premiered a new track from Foxing's upcoming Count Your Lucky Stars' release, The Albatross. Today we are premiering the entire album, which hits stores on November 12th. It's math-y, it's noodle-y, and I think it's gonna be a hit with a lot of listeners. Listen to it in the replies and don't forget to pre-order.
Koji is one of the most genuine and passionate musicians you'll find in the scene. He's releasing a new EP, Matters, next week on a limited edition cassette tape from The Native Sound, as well as digitally. Listen to a song from the effort, "Matters (of The Heart and Mind)," in the replies. It brings to mind the acoustic approach of his earlier work.
Blameshift have been hard at work on their new album, Secrets, with Erik Ron (VersaEmerge, Panic! At The Disco) - the VersaEmerge influence really shines through. Today, we are excited to premiere their new video for the title track. Hit the replies to watch it. You can stream the album right now at Guitar World. If you like what you hear, be sure to grab the record on iTunes.
If you're not already familiar with July, that's bound to change with the release of their TDR Records debut, What We Signed Up For, which comes out November 12. The Canadian pop punk group were recognized as part of the Absolute 100 in 2012, and they've continued to impress us since. Head to the replies to stream "To All the Kids," a banger that sounds like a cross between All Time Low and Four Year Strong.
Today we are very excited to premiere Thief Club's "Follow You." The solo project of Nick of Hit The Lights, he channeled the style that brought Hit The Lights to prominence - aggressive pop-punk songs with honest lyrics and humongous hooks. This body of work proves why Hit The Lights wrote some of the most influential (and in my opinion underrated) releases in the genre. "Follow You" features site favorite Shane Henderson of Valencia lending his voice on the track. Listen to it in the replies.
We're excited to have the guys from Stick To Your Guns come back and chat with us at 5:15pm PST. They've just started a full U.S. tour with The Story So Far, Rotting Out, SouvenirsCA, and Heart to Heart - dates can be found here. Also, we're excited to premiere a brand new episode of The Waiting Room, a performance series recorded at Panda Studios (Prod. Sam Pura), which can be viewed in the replies.
Today we're premiering the music video from California pop-punk act Seasons Change for their video "Save It." Following in the sonic footsteps of its fellow Californians The Story So Far, Forever Came Calling, and others, this band has a chance to be a player in the genre. Check out the video in the replies.
Today we're premiering the new video for Courage My Love for "Cold Blooded." Filmed and produced completely on their own, it's got a lot of visuals that are appropriate for Halloween. The band just released its new EP Becoming and made an appearance at CMJ. Head to the replies to check out the video along with the band's upcoming US tour dates.
Undesirable People...you are a cool band. You have the twinkly emo parts that make the Topshelf crowd happy, you have the modern pop-punk/alternative parts a fan of No Sleep, Pure Noise, or Run For Cover would be into, and at times you have the soulful vocals that would please fans of Squid The Whale and the like. The band's upcoming release is coming out on South Division Records. Listen to "Alive In Your Grave" in the replies.
It's a Mark Rose-athon around here lately. Last week we had Mark on our podcast, and right before that we teamed up with Swell to premiere some Spitalfield acoustic videos. Well, today, we've again got some acoustic videos filmed by Swell for you to check out. If you head to the replies you'll find Mark performing "Georgiana" and "I Can See You (With My Eyes Closed).
We're excited to bring you the EP stream from Winnipeg, Canada's Sights And Sounds. Signed to Pure Noise and Distort Records, the band will certainly be making new fans on their UK tour with Bring Me The Horizon and Pierce The Veil. Silver Door will satisfy the post-hardcore and punk palette and I am confident this band will be making an impact in 2014 and beyond. Listen to it in the replies.
We're streaming a new Such Gold song titled "Choosing Cages" in the replies. It continues on the melodic hardcore path the band carved out on their last effort, Misadventures. The track will appear on an upcoming split with Placeholder as part of Secret Audio Club's Wax Packs project. The 7" series comes packaged like baseball cards, and they're due out January 28th.
Today we're streaming a brand new song from a Philadelphia punk band called Ma Jolie. It's called "Kansas Slam" and it's off of Polars, which will be released on November 12th through Lame-O Records. Listen to the song in the replies, let us know what you think and pre-order the record if you like what you hear. The band's also playing Fest this weekend so try to catch their set if you can.
Old Flame and Ready Set Reset are releasing a split titled Two Sides to Every Story tomorrow via Broken Heart Records, but you can stream it in the replies right now. Old Flame is an indie pop/rock group featuring former members of Houston Calls and Paulson, while Ready Set Reset is an up-and-coming pop punk act out of Detroit.
Foxing are set to release The Albatross in just a few weeks on November 12 on Count Your Lucky Stars, continuing a streak of quality releases for the label. I'm excited to bring you the first taste of that record, the plaintive math-y indie tune "The Medic." The band has upped the ante for bands slapped with the loose application of "emo" these days, incorporating the noodly guitar tone into a larger atmosphere, instead of allowing it to dominate the conversation with the song. It's a tantalizing tease from a promising debut LP, and you can check it out in the replies.
Crusades is a Canadian punk band that will issue its second LP, and first for No Idea Records, on November 5. The album has a really long title. It's Perhaps You Deliver This Judgment with Greater Fear Than I Receive It and we've got an exclusive stream of "The Expulsion" in the replies. The record has a long name for a reason – according to the band, it's a concept album centered around the life of philosopher, heretic and antichristian martyr Giordano Bruno as an archetype for the modern atheist, freethinker, artist, poet and lover. Listen to the track in the replies and let us know at what exact timestamp your mind explodes.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we're giving away a free download of Rival Tides' single "Out Of Body" from their recent self-titled EP. In addition to the song, the band has released a Fight Cancer shirt, of which all proceeds to go The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Grab the shirt via their webstore and grab your stream/free download of "Out Of Body" in the replies - recommended for fans of I The Mighty, Anberlin, and Conditions
Light Years is releasing today a three-song covers EP calling Trying to be… and today we're exclusively streaming the band's cover of blink-182's "Every Time I Look For You" along with the other two songs from the EP. You can listen to that in the replies and the EP can be downloaded for free via the Paper + Plastick Records webstore. The EP is a thank-you to the band's fans for supporting their debut LP, I Won't Hold This Against You, which is also available via P+P.
If you enjoy the indie-folk stylings of Fleet Foxes and Anathallo, then you're going to want to check out The Hand in the Ocean. We are premiering the band's new song, "White Noise," in the replies - it's gentle yet powerful; full of emotional vocals. The Detroit trio will be releasing its new album, Tree/Forts, on November 5th via Save Your Generation Records but you buy it now digitally and pre-order it on vinyl at their Bandcamp.
Over the weekend, I interviewed former Misfits guitarist Doyle, who is currently on tour with Danzig. Although details are scarce, Doyle revealed that he recorded a new song with Danzig earlier this year. Check back for the full interview later this week.
Is there any chance of you recording anything with Danzig?
We actually did something. I think we did it in April of this year. Some song he wrote, we recorded it. I don't know the name of it, I have not heard the lyrics. He made me play something, and I was just like, "What? What is this?" Then we got half way through it, and he's like, "Okay, that's half the song. Do you want to do it again or do you want me to just fly it...
Tomorrow, Bear Girl's debut 3-song EP, Psychodrama, will release. Today, we are premiering the EP in full, which you can stream in the replies. The EP is releasing via Autumn + Colour Records and it's a progressive indie-rock album in the vein of Minus The Bear and Circa Survive. It's pretty dope and if you like what you hear, you can pre-order it via iTunes.
Tiny Moving Parts are rapidly drawing attention to themselves in the Midwest and Northeast, and we're bringing to you today a couple of remastered song streams from the Minnesota-based emo trio. New versions of "Old Maid" and "Coffee With Tom," which are being released in a 7" single via Skeletal Lightning Records on October 29, can be heard in the replies. Think of slightly mathy Midwestern emo with vocals that bring to mind Jordan Dreyer from La Dispute. You can also check out their tour dates in the replies, and preorder the 7" via the label's webstore.