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.
You may have been wondering what's been going on with Socratic. Well, today we're premiering the band's new song, the painfully honest lullaby entitled "My Girl's First Baby." This is the group's first studio release since the band's self-titled release, which was released last year (available on iTunes). Post Drive-Thru Records fallout, Duane Okun, Lou Panico, Vincent Damico, Tom Stratton, and Chris Grzan continue to create, collaborate, and perform. The band will soon be releasing a statement regarding their future plans and projects. In the meantime, check out "My Girl's First Baby" in the replies and let us know what you think.
If you're a fan of early Taking Back Sunday, you may want to take a listen to Staten Island's Backslashes and Bad Ideas. Head to the replies to hear their new single, "No Matter What Happens, Don't Ask Who." The track comes from their new EP, There's No Place Like Home, which is due out on November 12 via Harbor Records.
On November 12th, two of the UK's most promising acts, Departures and Moose Blood, will release a split 7" via No Sleep Records. Today, we have one of the Moose Blood's contributions to the split, a song titled "Stay Here," which you can stream in the replies. The band's sound harkens back to the days of Deep Elm and 90's emo bands, so check it out. If you dig it, make sure you pre-order it (Euro fans go here).
The Republic of Wolves made some noise around these parts with the 2010 release of Varuna, a weighted, introspective record that came served with some Devil and God-esque leanings and captured much of our attention during the winter of that year. Now the band is following up that LP with their sophomore full-length, No Matter How Narrow, on Dec. 17, and they've said the self-produced record is more concise, more accessible and more light-hearted than its predecessor. If the album's leadoff single, "Spare Key" – which you can listen to exclusively in the replies – is any indication, that description is spot on. There are still remnants of The Dear Hunter here, but "Spare Key" is purely...
When pop-punk and metal combine, you get So Many Ways. The Chicago-based band has been grinding it out but with the release of their upcoming SEER EP on Staple Records this should shoot them to new heights. Listen to "Roraima" in the replies.
Today, Lydia released the deluxe edition of its latest album, Devil. We are premiering one of the b-sides from that album, titled "We'll Never Die," in the replies. Let us know what you think and don't forget to purchase the collection at iTunes.
Today we're streaming Gates' album You Are All You Have Left To Fear which will be available on October 22nd via Pure Noise Records. Gates' album has been remixed and mastered by Mike Watts at Vu Du Studios and includes a bonus track titled "Skyline." It is available for purchase at the label's webstore and you can listen to the album in the replies.
Today we're giving you a full album stream of Next To Nothing's new album Stories We’ve Never Told. The unsigned pop-rock group hailing from Maryland shows promise in their sound and fans of Mayday Parade and The Downtown Fiction should like this. Listen to the album in the replies. It can be ordered on iTunes.
I really enjoy the brand of post-hardcore that City Of Ghosts is selling - it's much more down the Alexisonfire or Therefore I Am route than those garbage autotune clean/scream bands that are wreaking havoc right now. Today we're premiering their Easy Killer Records debut, The Calm In The Current - check out the EP in the replies, then pre-order over here.
This past February, Silverstein released one of our favorite albums this year, This Is How The Wind Shifts. Tomorrow the band will be releasingThis Is How The Wind Shifts: Addendum, which features four new and additional tracks. To mark this occasion, we're premiering the band's new video for one of the best songs on the album, A Better Place. Check it out in the replies and pre-orderAddendum.
After a six-year wait, we're finally getting a new LP from New Bedford's A Wilhelm Scream. Lucky for us, the wait was well worth it. All Partycrasher does is prove that A Wilhelm Scream is the best technical punk band in the world right now, so we're extremely happy to be bringing you an exclusive stream of a new song from the record. It's almost unfair how this band can effortlessly blend some of the most interesting musicianship in punk rock with furiously fast tempos and anthemic choruses to boot, but "Devil Don't Know" does this perfectly – stream the track in the replies right now and preorder the album from No Idea Records if you like what you hear.
Let's throw a little pop-punk on your Friday. Today we have Second To Last's new single "Blaze," off their debut full-length, Nobody Cares. Check out the song in the replies, and grab the record on November 12.
After ten weeks, we are excited to present the conclusion of Vanna's The Few and the Far Between: The Movie. The final chapter is set to the album's closing track, "His Heels," as the story wraps up. You can watch it in the replies, along with all of the previous installments in case you were waiting to marathon them. The band deserves a lot of credit for pulling off such an ambitious project, and we are happy to have been involved.
Broadcaster's brand new full-length, A Million Hours (recorded with J Robbins), is a concise, fully-realized display of the catchy, fuzzy energy that the band has made its own. The Long Island based three-piece will be right up your alley if you're into classics like Jawbreaker, Superchunk, and The Weakerthans. Today, we're premiering the band's new video for "The Current," so check that out in the replies along with the band's upcoming tour dates.
AP100 artist Vela Ceras is poised to be an upcoming favorite among AP.net's community. Today we're premiering their first single "New Providence" off their upcoming album Losing Touch, out sometime this winter and produced by Roy Mitchell-Cardenas of Mutemath. It should come as no surprise that there are huge Mutemath vibes, be they in the funky percussive lines, the strut of sweet guitar riffs, or some fat bass tones. Did I mention a few Mutemath members guest feature their piano and organ playing talents? To add onto that, the single is the first to introduce a pop-oriented direction in rhythm and structure that calls to mind a mix of Two Door Cinema Club and Phantogram, marking a new...
Today we're so excited to premiere a new Forever Came Calling track "Endangered Innocent" which comes from their split with Family Thief. Frontman Joe Candelaria has always had a knack for writing poetic and gut-wrenching lyrics, and he doesn't let up on his beautiful lyrics on this track. The split is set for release on Nov. 19th on Pure Noise and is available for pre-order. Head to the replies to listen to the track.
Head to the replies to hear our exclusive premiere of Felled Trees' (Thrice, Samiam, No Motiv) cover of Dinosaur Jr.'s "I Ain't Sayin." Blair Shehan from The Jealous Sound sings this track, which comes from their cover-to-cover rendition of Dinosaur Jr.'s album, Where You Been. You can pre-order Felled Trees' version, entitled Where We Been, here.
There's some buzz swarming around Nashville's Daisyhead. The band will release its debut 7" I Couldn't Face You via Spartan Records on November 5th (available for pre-order) and will be playing a hometown "record release" show with Balance and Composure and Courtesy Drop on November 7th. Today, we are premiering a new song from that EP titled "Numbing Truth" The complexity and energy on this song is palpable and if you dig bands like B&C and Daylight, then this is for you. Check it out in the replies.
After playing for over a decade in The Scarlet Ending, Kayleigh Goldsworthy is looking to release her debut solo record, Burrower. To help out, she recruited everyone from Jay Weinberg (Against Me!) to Kiel Feher (Selena Gomez) to Jani Zubkovs (Sainthood Reps), amongst others. Today, we are excited to premiere "Tennessee," which can be heard on her AP.net Profile or in the replies. She has spent the last year sharing the stage with bands ranging from Against Me! to Lights. Burrower releases on November 5th.