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.
I'm delighted to announce that we are premiering "City Lights", the first track off Lame-O Records' The Hundred Acre Woods upcoming EP Cold In The Morning. Made for those who like their folk to know what punk is, The Hundred Acre Woods are one of the best young bands in PA today. In a double whammy of Christmas joy, we're also announcing pre-orders for the upcoming EP, so listen below and pre-order here! Now no-one can say I didn't get you all a Christmas present.
The holidays are just around the corner! To continue to get in the spirit, we are premiering The Orphan, The Poet's version of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Check it out in the replies. The band is currently finishing out the year on the "Tis The Season" tour with Conditions and Lions Lions - dates for that are below, as well. Happy holidays!
We are premiering the official video for Doomtree's stellar “Team The Best Team” this morning. The video features footage from their DVD of the same name released last year (track can be found on No Kings). Starting immediately, Team The Best Team is available for streaming, renting, and downloading via the hip-hop collective's website. In the meantime, check out the video in the replies.
Today we're bringing you a song from The Rocket Summer's upcoming Christmas EP. The song is called "Grapevine Christmas Eve" and can be streamed in the replies. Basically, the idea behind the EP was that Bryce gave himself three days to write the songs - the record all of it himself in a little over a week and a half. Bryce commented to me that he's really proud of it and that it "couldn't sound further from my newer stuff," so be on the lookout for that next year. The EP comes out on December 3rd via all digital retailers. And the band will be playing two Christmas shows on December 18th in California, and December 20th in Dallas.
Boy, do we have a track premiere today that'll snap you out of the winter blues. In the replies, you can stream KDC's "Rutwaltz," a delicious slab of hardcore from the Buffalo three-piece that originated in Puerto Rico. The band's dynamic new album, The Veracity of Solitude, is available tomorrow December 3rd, but it is available to order now. If you're into Comeback Kid or Blacklisted, make sure you check this out immediately.
To celebrate tomorrow's release of the new Schematic (Dave Elkins of Mae) album, Color (n.) Inside The Lines, we've teamed up with Spartan Records to give away three copies of the album on limited edition double vinyl. There will be one winner for each variant - all you have to do is enter to win. For another treat, head to the contest page to hear a new song called "Hide & Seek" that we are premiering with the contest. Good luck and enjoy the track! Be sure to pick up the album tomorrow if you like what you hear.
If you're still trying to shake off yesterday's food coma, Vanna are here to help. The post-hardcore heavyweights will self-release a new 7" titled Preying/Purging on December 17. We're streaming the venomous A-side, "Preying," in the replies. The single is also available for pre-order.
We're back with another Waiting Room session, this time from Stray From The Path, who stopped by Panda Studios to perform the following: "False Flag", "Radio", and "Black Friday". You can pick up their fantastic new album Anonymoushere. You can also catch them on For Today's "Fight The Silence" U.S. headliner in early-2014. Check out the band's session in the replies.
It's been quite the year for Save Your Generation Records and they have one more hit for everyone before 2013 ends, as we have the latest song from Livingston, Michigan pop-punk outfit Hung Up, titled "Like A Dog." It's off the band's upcoming debut EP, A Mind's Way Away, which was recorded with Nick Diener of The Swellers. Check out the new song in the replies - the EP is also available to pre-order.
We're all pretty excited to hear what's next for Some Stranger. The combination of Tym (ex-Daytrader) and Daniel Danger worked wonders on their debut EP, but the new stuff should absolutely destroy the old. The guys are recording with Will Yip (Balance & Composure, Circa Survive, Off The Board) and Gary Cioffi (Transit, Misser) and have added a new drummer to the mix - hit the replies for a studio update that includes footage of Moe beating the living hell out of drums, Daniel playing with a beer bottle slide, and Tym dancing. Remember - nothing is tympossible.
Although it's late into November, you're going to want to roll down the windows and sing along to "Forty Five" from Vancouver's Ellesmere. Taking cues from many 90's So-Cal skate punk bands (If you were old enough to remember), the band plays its brand of pop-punk reminiscent of NOFX and others that would have been staples on Warped Tour. Their EP Bail City comes out Dec. 10th on Dying Scene Records. Listen to "Forty Five" in the replies and leave your thoughts.
We've got another female-fronted group for your ears. Today we're bringing you the U.S. premiere of a new song from Toronto pop-rock group Crystalyne. The band has made their presence known in Canada supporting some of the country's biggest acts including Carly Rae Jepsen, Marianas Trench, and Walk Off The Earth. Listen to "Anchor" in the replies or on the AP.net profile and let us know what you think. It's off of the band's new EP, The Remedy, which will be released next week on November 26th.
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.