Weird announcement to have to make ... but, I just got word that a certain vodka company didn't like the name "ABSOLUTExclusive" and so we're going to have to change it. Seriously. I think it's hilariously stupid, but ... not my call. I spent a few seconds debating if we should just go with something like "GREYGOOSExclusives" or maybe go with a whiskey brand? Since it's obviously alcohol related. Maybe all go buy these shirts in protest? In the end I talked to staff and we decided to just call the section "exclusives." So, we'll be making those changes shortly where we can and I'll be buying my vodka from companies that don't have more money and lawyers than common sense.
And By Love have been working on music with Drew Fulk (Motionless In White, For All Those Sleeping). Today, we are premiering their newest single called "Low." Hit the replies to check it out. Fans of the melodic side of acts like In Fear and Faith should enjoy this one. If you like what you hear, be sure to grab the track on iTunes starting May 6th.
Save Your Generation Records will be releasing a split 7" with songs from Hung Up, The Swellers, Lobby Boxer, and 1876. We are streaming the whole thing today, along with bonus tracks. Hit the replies to check out it out. The pressing is limited to 300 7" red/clear blend vinyl and releases May 20th.
We're excited to be teaming up with Chiodos today to premiere their new video for "Ole Fishlips is Dead Now." The track comes from the band's brand new album, Devil, and if you head to the replies you can check it out right now. Also if you head over to Purevolume you can see two Q&As with the band.
Update: Also the album is now on sale from Amazon for only $5.99.
La Bella Charade recently recorded an acoustic split EP with Scouts Honour that releases next month. Today, we are giving you the first taste of their side of the split with "Homecoming." Hit the replies to check it out. If you like what you hear, keep a look out for the split next month.
Autumn + Colour will be releasing Close Up On The Quiet Ones upcoming 3-song acoustic EP titled Losing Game on May 20th. Today we are premiering the band's new music video for “Stationary,” which appears on the EP. Check it out in the replies. You'll be able to pre-order it on May 6th.
Today we're excited to bring you a stream of a new True Holland song. It's taken from their upcoming The Year of September EP and it ought to appeal to fans of Jimmy Eat World or Weezer. Hit the replies to watch "Always Dying."
Today I'm asking you to pay attention to something on the Internet, but the good news is that it will really only take you about five minutes. Sorority Noise is an indie/emo/punk band that I like from Connecticut and they are going to release a new record called Forgettable on May 15. It's coming out jointly via Storm Chasers Records (the label run by emo mayor Evan Weiss) and Broken World Media (the label run by emo sheriff Derek from The World Is A Beautiful Place etc). Buzzy, right?! Head to the replies to stream a song that is only 1 minute and 39 seconds long from this album called "Still Shrill," which originally appeared on the band's Young Luck EP, but now sounds way better, like...
One of Pure Noise Records' newest signings, Brigades, will be releasing their EP, Crocodile Tears, on May 6th. Today we're lucky enough to premiere one of the tracks from the band's impressive release. Head to the replies to stream"Traditions," and if you like what you hear go pre-order the EP.
Today we're introducing you to New Jersey emo-rock quintet Sleep In, a band whose guitarist, Eric McNelis, was a member of Evan Weiss' former band The Progress. The group will release their debut LP, Settling, on April 29 (digital) and May 27 (vinyl; preorder here) via Hide Away Records and you can stream a new song from the release, "Sleep Sound," in the replies. Check out the song if you're a fan of Topshelf Records emo and enjoy some pop sensibility with your emo; you can also listen to the album-opening "I Do Know and I'm Not Sorry" here if you want another taste.
We have a brand new song premiere from Nashville's Bloom (Luke from Better Off's side project). The track is titled "You Can't Always Be Juggling Blood And Fire" and will undoubtedly draw comparisons to Pedro The Lion, Mansions, and early Death Cab For Cutie. Check out the song in the replies - it's off the band's upcoming new LP, Thousand Yard Stare, which will be available on May 20th and can be pre-ordered now via Broken Circles.
Nebraska's No Tide have announced their new EP, Daydream, which will be released on June 3rd. Take a listen to a new track titled "Where We Went Wrong" in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-orders are available from Take This To Heart Records. The promising, young pop punk act brings to mind the likes of Saves the Day and The Story So Far.
Dr. Manhattan has returned! We spent some time talking with the band about what their plans are for the future -- hit the replies to see our conversation and watch a video announcement that only these guys could make. Welcome back boys.
Northbound started in 2012 as the solo project of Jonathon Fraser of hardcore act Sleep Patterns. Death Of A Slug releases today, featuring 5 full band tracks and 5 acoustic tracks mastered by Mat Kerekes of Citizen. Hit the replies to hear the whole thing.
Unconditional Arms began as a solo endeavor from The American Scene guitarist Jeffrey Wright, but for the new Virtue Circle 7", the project has been expanded to a full band. You can stream the EP in the replies and pre-order the vinyl from Giant MKT. If you're a fan of instrumental post-rock, you won't want to miss this.
We're hosting the premiere of Versus the World 's music video for "We Were Alive" in the replies. The Santa Barbara punk group features Lagwagon guitarist Chris Flippin and former The Ataris bassist Mike Davenport. Their sophomore album, Drink. Sing. Live. Love., is available now on Viking Funeral Records.
Stepfriends are a band out of Buffalo, NY that have a sound that contains influences of bands like Circa Survive, Armor For Sleep, and more. To give you a sample of what their upcoming full length sounds like, we are premiering a three song preview. Hit the replies to check it out. All We've Got will release in late spring/early summer.
All the way from Pittsburgh, Instead Of Sleeping have shared the stage with everyone from fun. to The Dear Hunter to The Fall of Troy. Today, we are excited to premiere a new song called "Insatiable." Check out out in the replies. Young Lungs releases May 28th and was produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Bad Religion, letlive).
Connecticut quartet Patch Kit was forged from the ashes of former Unsigned Spotlight act The New & Very Welcome. The introspective, female-fronted group brings to mind the likes of Rainer Maria and Lemuria. Head to stream a new song titled "Sleeping With Socks On." Their debut EP, I Think I'm Going To Throw Up, will be available next month digitally and on cassette via Broken World Media (run by Derrick of The World Is...).
Hawthorne Heights will release The Silence In Black And White (Acoustic) in celebration of the album's 10 year anniversary. It'll will be out April 15th digitally, the CD will be released on May 20th, and a vinyl release will follow on July 1st -- all via InVogue Records -- you can pre-order the album now. Also, we're premiering the acoustic rendition of the band's biggest hit "Ohio Is For Lovers," which you can stream in the replies.
I'm very excited to premiere a new track from pop-punk up-and-comers Firestarter. "Woodlawn" is the second single from the band's upcoming EP Forget The Past which is set for release on May 13th and available for pre-order. The Albany, NY outfit has been hustling since its inception in 2012 with relentless touring which has been building the band a strong underground fanbase. Listen to "Woodlawn" in the replies.
We're super excited to announce that Handguns will release their new album, Life Lessons, on July 8th via Pure Noise Records. The band's new single, "Heart Vs. Head," can be found in the replies with the album artwork and the band's upcoming tour dates with All Time Low. If you dig the track, be sure to go and purchase it off iTunes.
02) Sleep Deprived
03) Highway Robbery
04) Heart vs. Head
05) I Can't Relate
06) The Loved Ones Who Hate Us
08) Give and Take
09) Waiting for Your Ghost
10) New Years Resolution
Check out a new song titled "Through The Fire" from Michigan alt-rock band Signals. It's a stripped down re-imagining of the track, which initially appeared on the band's self-titled EP earlier this year. If you dig the sounds of Mae or Copeland, then give this a listen in the replies.
We're excited to premiere a short (but awesome) song from Angel Du$t, fronted by Trapped Under Ice vocalist Justice Tripp. Consider "Stepping Stone" to be small taste of what you can expect from the band's upcoming debut full length record, A.D., set to be released this summer on both Reaper Records & React! Records.
Denton, Texas' Two Knights will be releasing its debut LP, Shut Up, on April 8th and it's fantastic. The Texas duo's chaotic brand of this indie-punk sound we all love right now is unleashed over the course of the album. Today, we're premiering a new song off the album titled "Dear God, This Parachute is a Knapsack." Check it out in the replies and then pre-orderShut Up immediately via Count Your Lucky Stars.
It's 2014 and I'm writing "Fairweather album stream." And that's not a bad thing, that's a good thing. In fact, it's a GREAT thing. The Washington DC quintet haven't lost a step despite a 10 year lapse between releases. Powerful, charged with emotion, and utterly fantastic, Fairweather prove that age is just a number for a band. Listen to the band's new self-titled album in the replies. It is available for pre-order from Equal Vision.
Today we are very excited to bring you a track from Montreal's Gulfer as well as announce some upcoming tour dates. The track is taken from a four-way split with Lions, My First Castle, and Odd Dates and can be streamed in the replies, where the tour dates can be found as well. Pre-order the split here.
Today we're so excited to premiere the full live album stream from Finch's What It Is To Burn X Live coming out tomorrow on Tragic Hero Records. These live recordings only further prove how phenomenal of a band Finch is and how What It Is To Burn stood the test of time. Listen to the full stream in the replies.
Today we're happy to stream The Year Fifteen's debut album, As a Wold Entire. It's the side project of The Republic of Wolves' Bill Duprey, and ought to appeal to fans of their newest record No Matter How Narrow.
Sledding With Tigers is a band to watch in 2014. The San Diego group has that "folk-but-really-not-folk" kind of sound and if you're down with bands like Modern Baseball or The Front Bottoms, you'll be down with this. Check out the band's new song, "Handshake (Never Trust Relationship Advice From The Lead Singer In A Pop-Punk Band)," in the replies (we've also made it available as a free download). It's off Sledding With Tigers upcoming new album, A Necessary Bummer, will be available digitally on April 15th and on vinyl via Antique Records in May.
Infamous metalcore band Killwhitneydead have returned with a vengeance. Their first album in seven years, Suffer My Wrath, will be released on June 10 via Tribunal Records. Head to the replies to stream a new song titled "Sugartooth (Mundus Vult Decipi - Part I)," which continues to celebrate the lost art of movie samples in songs. The band's pre-order campaign is live until March 31, so act fast.
There must be something in the water up in the northeast, because the area is absolutely swarming with amazing new talent. The latest to add to the list is Connecticut's Life On The Sideline. Take the aggression and grittiness of Misser and combine with the pop sensibility of The Early November and you have a recipe for success. In the replies, listen to the band's single "Everything I Lost" from its upcoming LP Honesty Is A Dying Breed. You can pre-order it now from Take This To Heart Records before it drops on April 22nd.
Today we're premiering up and coming act Marina City's new music video for "The Lost Boys." If you dig what you hear, be sure to head over to the band's Indiegogo and help donate towards their new EP, Chimera. People who donate will get an immediate download of the single. Fans of Squid The Whale or Gatsbys American Dream, you should dig these guys. Head to the replies to check it out.
You can check out a video of Blind Mice performing "Laugh Yourself Sick" live at Maximum Sound Studios In Danvers, MA, in the replies. The band's debut EP, Comedown, is out next week via Antique Records and is available to pre-order.
I'm blown away by this week's Quiet Country Audio Session with Buffalo, NY's Cedar Kites. The band is damn fantastic and for fans of Balance & Composure and Title Fight. I bet good money this band will become a site favorite in due time. You can grab the audio on Bandcamp. Check out the videos in the replies.
Today, we're premiering a brand new song from heavy-hitters ...Of Sinking Ships (featuring former members of Hopesfall and HRVRD). "Shifting Only With The Winds" is a graceful post-rock anthem off of the band's upcoming album, The Amaranthine Sea. Check it out in the replies and pre-order it at Broken Circles.
Today we're excited to premiere the video for Fourth And Goal's single "Chutes And Ladders." It comes from the upcoming 4-way split with Knockout Kid, No Tide, and Traditions. The humorous and satirical video pokes fun at 80's hair metal videos so check it out in the replies. The split is available for purchase.
We're excited to premiere a brand new track from unsigned Seattle, WA band (and former Absolute 100 selection), Moneta. They're set to release their new album, The Only Constant on March 18th, produced by Jim Wirt (Jack's Mannequin, Hoobastank, Incubus) and mixed by Casey Bates (Pierce The Veil, Memphis May Fire). Head to the replies to check out one of my personal favorites off the record, "The Hardest Thing" - If you enjoy it, you can pre-order the record here.
Somos will be releasing one of our favorite punk rock records of the year on March 25th. Today, we are premiering a new track titled "Distorted Vision," which is off the stellar album Temple of Plenty. If you've been missing the vibes from bands like Name Taken and Armor For Sleep, then this jam will be right up your alley. Check it out in the replies and then pre-order it from Tiny Engines.
Today we're bringing you the newest music video from Fire and The Romance for their song, "She's A Devil." The band's sound is a unique take on modern music combined with subtle hints of soul. Head to the replies to check it out.
We're very excited to bring you the exclusive debut of Dance Gavin Dance's animated video for "Death of the Robot with Human Hair." The epic video proves time and time again that the band hasn't lost a step in its creative genius. In addition to the video, we're giving away 3 pairs of tickets to the band's upcoming tour with Capture The Crown, Palisades, and Bleach Blonde. You only have to correctly answer ONE of the questions to win a pair of tickets. Head to the replies to see the video and the trivia questions.
Somewhere In Time are taking the old saying 'a penny for your thoughts' to heart for their debut 3 song EP entitled Pay To Play. Email your paypal address to firstname.lastname@example.org and the band will send you a penny on March 18th along with a link to download the release. Today, we're premiering the track "Diploma Candidate" and you can listen to it in the replies. This is the band's debut track and make sure to catch them at Mixtapes Festival on March 29th and Skate & Surf Festival on May 18th. Fans of Transit and The Wonder Years will enjoy this.
In this day and age, there is an abundance of music to choose from, in literally any genre, for music fans. In my experience, this has been a blessing and a curse at the same time -- finding new artists to truly connect to is an indescribable feeling, but one that has ceased to be special as it used to be by the sheer fact that there is so much wonderful music to explore. However, once in a while, an artist comes by who makes a lasting impression because their music simply blows you away. And that's exactly what happened when I first heard East Forest's music: I felt the same overwhelming feeling that few similar artists, such as Balmorhea and The Album Leaf, made me feel years ago. And...
You're going to have to set the clock back a few years for this one. At one point, Canada's Fighting For Ithaca was part of a large core of bands doing the Four Year Strong-style songwriting. Flash forward several years later and the band is still going strong, albeit now they're one of the few remaining doing the style. Listen to the band's new track "Better Off" in the replies.