Ballyhoo! are nearing the end of their 40+ date co-headlining tour with Authority Zero that began May 31st. Today we have part four of our tour diary series with frontman Howi Spangler. Catch up on part one, part two, and part three if you missed them. We will have on last "wrap up blog" coming in two weeks. Their new record, Pineapple Grenade, is now available.
On July 23rd, California hardcore outfit HRBRS will release its debut full-length, Always Holding On. Today we're giving you an early taste by premiering the entire album in the replies and the band's AP.net profile. The album's ten tracks absolutely rip, so check it out. You can also pre-order the album here and check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies as well.
Are you looking for some fantastic instrumental music that likens to Gates, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and more? Well, look no further as we are premiering NJ-based Vasudeva's new LP Life In Cycles. Listen to it in the replies.
Today we're premiering what's bound to be another fantastic release from Count Your Lucky Stars Records. Denton, Texas' Two Knights will be releasing its new EP, A Lot of Bad Things Happened, But We're Still Here, on July 30th and I'm totally stoked on this. The Texas duo chaotic brand of this indie-punk sound we all love right now is unleashed over the course of the EP's seven tracks. It's raw, vulnerable, and catchy and you absolutely need to check it out in the replies (or over at the band's AP.net profile). You can also pre-order it on 10" vinyl here.
We're proud to bring you the full album stream from The Sheds' new album I'll Be Fine. The west coast ska/punk band has no doubt created their best music to date and this release should undoubtedly bring the band to the next level. Listen to I'll Be Fine in the replies and pre-order it on iTunes here.
Today we're premiering a new song from Dead Boots called "Wrecking Ball." The band features Joe Perry's (Aerosmith) two sons Tony and Adrian. Head to the replies to strem or download the song. The band's new album, Verónica, is available tomorrow.
William Beckett has been a crowd pleaser all summer long in the Acoustic Basement on this summer's Warped Tour. Today we have a handful of live videos of him performing some fan favorites. Check the replies to watch the videos and don't forget that his Equal Vision debut, Genuine & Counterfeit, is in stores August 20th.
Today we're streaming the full EP from Stanley And The Search's upcoming EP Weight that will be released on August 6th through Lead Astray Records. The California group has taken considerable leaps in songwriting since we first covered them on the site late last year. Listen to the band's new EP in the replies and leave your thoughts there as well. You can pre-order the CD here.
Bobby Vaughn's brainchild, The Promise Hero, will be releasing its new album, Déjà Vu', on August 13th via TDR Records. Today we're giving you a small peak into the album with the premiere of "End Of The World." It's a delightful piece of indie-pop that'll get your toes tapping. You can stream it in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. And if you dig the tune you can pre-order the record here.
Hell Or Highwater will be releasing its new EP on August 6th. It's five tracks in length and was produced by Fred Archambault (Avenged Sevenfold, Death By Stereo). Today, we're premiering one of those five tracks. Check out "Wrong" in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile.
It's been a long time since I rock n' rolled - good thing NGHBRS will carry me back. The New York quartet jams in all the right ways on their debut full-length, Twenty One Rooms, a record that churns old rock sounds into modern day hits. We're bringing you "Dead Man's Reprise," a track full of rock, bounce, and swing that'll make Japandroids, The Gaslight Anthem, and Basement fans come knockin'. Check out the song in the replies, and pick up Twenty One Rooms next Tuesday.
Ballyhoo! are still on their 40+ date co-headlining tour with Authority Zero that began May 31st. Today we have part three of our tour diary series with frontman Howi Spangler. Part four will be up next Thursday. Part three is in the replies. Catch up on part one and part two if you missed them. Their new record, Pineapple Grenade, is now available.
Tomorrow marks the release the debut EP release from one of No Sleep Records' latest signings - Baltimore's In Between. But today you get an early taste of "Still," a five-song EP that melds post-hardcore aggression with pop-punk buoyancy. It's a killer release that'll most definitely get your feet moving. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. You can pre-order the album here.
Today we've got an exclusive stream of The Heights' upcoming new EP, Drag Race on The Moon. The Toronto quartet specializes in the kind of pop-rock that made bands like Jack's Mannequin and Angles and Airwaves a hit with fans. The EP is available for purchase tomorrow, but you can stream it early in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile.
Today we're streaming a new track called "This Is Your Brain On Love" from Houston, TX duo Fox & Cats. This is the title track from the group's upcoming EP set for release July 23rd, and trying to think of a way to describe them became sort of a challenge for me, although one I enjoyed because the song is a solid listen. Imagine pop song structure but with the influence of The Front Bottoms and Weatherbox. The song is also available for free download. Listen to it in the replies.
2) This Is Your Brain On Love
3) Write It Off
4) Terrible Things
5) Fair Share
6) Broken Glass
Sparrows are all set to release their debut record, Cold Ground, on July 30th via Broken Heart / Kat Kat Records. They just finished up the video for "Belly Full Of Hell," and we are excited to premiere it. Check it out in the replies. Fans of something like a mix of older Thrice, the new Night Verses record, and the melodic nature of Moneen should enjoy this one. The album was recorded with Jay Maas (Defeater, Polar Bear Club, Title Fight). If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order it.
One of my favorite new artists over the past couple of years, Born Without Bones, are set to release their new LP, Baby, later this month. The band chose to have J Robbins man the boards and there could not have been a better pick. The new record channels some of frontman Scott Ayote's favorite bands and the song we're premiering today, "Sync," definitely has an older Weezer vibe. You can listen to the song in the replies and you can pre-order the record here.
From Indian Lakes and Tallhart are hitting the road together starting this Sunday. To celebrate this, the bands that covered one another's songs and we have both of them exclusively for you to stream. Check them out in the replies and don't miss out on the tour.
Today we're bringing you a brand new song from new UK-based band, Nobody, Ever. Inspired by the indie-pop glory of Weezer and Jimmy Eat World, the quartet's new song, "The Last Good Thing," is bound to get your head bobbing. It's off the band's upcoming EP, This Wall Is Dedicated To Liam And His Mates, which will have pre-order information soon. In the meantime, check out the song in the replies or over the band's AP.net profile.
Arlington, TX's Mouth Of The South is releasing their new album Transparency and we've got the first full listen for you guys. Although by definition a Christian metalcore band, don't let that deter you from giving this a listen. The band packs a serious punch and has a bright future ahead of them. Listen to Transparency in the replies and you can buy it here.
We have a last minute special exclusive today - a new song from Long Lost's upcoming No Sleep debut, Save Yourself, Start Again. What started as an acoustic side project between Transit vocalist Joe Boynton and guitarist Vinny Comeau has turned into a full-band adventure. The song is titled "This Love Will Grow" and it's an upbeat indie gem that's perfect for the summer. You can stream the song in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. Also, don't forget to pre-order the upcoming LP here - it hits stores on August 6th.
Like many of us, The SpacePimps were raised on early-2000s pop punk. The Pittsburgh trio brings to mind the likes of New Found Glory, The Starting Line, Yellowcard and Fall Out Boy. Their latest album, Eternal Boy, comes out tomorrow, but you can stream it now by heading to the replies or their AP.net profile. Ignore the silly band name and give it a listen for some perfect summertime music.
After releasing material on Fearless Records and Rise Records, Lonely Kings' fifth album, American Heartache, will be out September 3rd on Epochal Artists Records. You can get your first taste of the record, "Mind of a Killer," in the replies or on the band's AP.net profile. It was produced by Michael Rosen (AFI, Less Than Jake, Dredg).
California's The Sheds are one of the most exciting young bands to emerge from the pop-punk scene recently. Playing with the intensity of Boys Night Out along with the melody of a band like The Wonder Years, this quintet will turn heads with its new full length, I'll Be Fine, in stores July 23rd via Mediaskare. While we will be streaming that album in full in the coming weeks, today we're giving you a delicious taste with the premiere of "Writer's Block." It's my personal favorite on the album and will definitely get your feet moving. Check it out in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. After you dig the song, make sure you pre-order it here.
Today we're streaming Late In The Playoffs' new album Alive And On Your Own. The Windy City natives have been hard at work to create their best record to date and you'll hear vast improvements over their earlier work. This record is for fans that grew up on The Get Up Kids but have adopted the sound to a more modern pop-rock sound. Listen to it in the replies.
All the way from Brazil, Lisabi are all set to release their upcoming EP, Acts, on July 2nd via Sinking Ship Records. In preparation for the release, we are excited to premiere a new song from the EP called "Hostage, Pt. 2." You can hear it in the replies or on their AP.net Profile. Fans of The Mars Volta and Tera Melos should enjoy this one, as they seem like prime influences.
1) Senseless Acts of Violence
2) Hostage pt. I
3) Hostage pt. II
4) Arma de Tchekov
We've got another fantastic Quiet Country Audio Session, this week featuring New Jersey's Candy Hearts. The band rips through two fan favorites, "Bad Idea" and "Miles and Interstates." Watch the videos in the replies and you can buy the audio recordings here.
On August 6th, Prosthetic Records will release Last Chance To Reason's new album, Level 3. Today, we're premiering a new song from the album titled "Rebirth." You can check it out in the replies and you can pre-order the album here.
Today we're premiering the title track from Relient K's upcoming album, Collapsible Lung. It's my favorite track off the album, as it carries that emotional resonance we've come to expect in Relient K's music. You can stream it in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. The new album is in stores next Tuesday, July 2nd, and you can pre-order it here.
Today we're bringing you Shapes & Colors' awesome cover of Michael Jackson's "P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing). The cover is in remembrance of the King of Pop's passing four years ago today. The band features Travis Bobier of Search The City handling the vocal duties. Jump to the replies to give it a listen and download it then let us know what you think!
Awhile back, we premiered the first taste of Dear You's upcoming EP with "Black and White." Well, today we are excited to premiere their new video for "If Worries Were Weights," which is in the replies. If you're into pop-punk/rock, you'll like this one. Also, their EP, Faith, Fear, and Hope, has been pushed up to August 13th, so be excited for that.
Blue of Colors is the solo project of Punchline frontman Steve Soboslai. His debut album, Small Little Pieces, is out today, and you can stream it in the replies or on his AP.net profile. If you like what you hear, pick up a physical or digital copy. Punchline supporters are sure to be delightfully pleased, as will fans of Death Cab for Cutie and Rilo Kiley.
Today we're bringing you a full EP stream from Austin, TX's Brothers Or Not. Citing influences from Recover to Foo Fighters, the southern alt rock act is definitely one to keep an eye on. It won't be long until they're mentioned in the same breath as many of the site favorites like Say Anything, Anberlin, and more. Listen to the band's EP in the replies and you can pre-order it here.
Today we're streaming the opening track "My Life My Grave" to Wilson's upcoming full-length Full Blast Fuckery. Set for release on July 9th on Easy Killer Records, Wilson is an in-your-face rock n roll band that is reminiscent of Every Time I Die. Listen to "My Life My Grave" in the replies. You can pre-order the record here.
Ballyhoo! are still in the early weeks of their 40+ date co-headlining tour with Authority Zero that began May 31st. Today we have part two of our tour diary series with frontman Howi Spangler. We will continue posting these every other Thursday throughout the tour. Part two is in the replies; catch up on part one if you missed it.
Over the next few weeks and months, we'll be exclusively premiering studio sessions and fantastic old concert footage from our friends in Quiet Country Audio. Today we've got a session with the incredibly talented Allison Weiss, as she performs "I Was An Island" and "Making It Up." This will be a series you don't want to miss, so I suggest you come back every Thursday to see what we've got. You can view Allison's session in the replies.
I don't care for pop-punk...but I think this is pop-punk. Either way, I'm pretty damn excited for what Heartless Breakers are serving. Featuring ex-Daytrader guitarist Matt Mascarenas, the band's brand of high-energy tunes is anchored by great musicianship - there's definitely strategy here, and the end product is killer. We're happy to premiere their new music video, "Daily Restraint," as well as announce their debut EP - Prescriptions will be available on July 23. Check out the music video and tracklist in the replies - for fans of Misser, Taking Back Sunday, Bayside, and The Wonder Years.
Massachusetts' Arrows Over Athens is getting to release its new EP Myths, Monsters & The Maker next month and we're streaming a new track called "Thirty Years Peace" which you can listen to in the replies. The band's unique combination of breakneck pop-punk combined with a powerful frontwoman in Mimi Herrick creates a standout product. You can preorder the EP here.