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Cartel won't be releasing Collider until March 26th, but today we're giving you a small taste of what's to come on arguably the best album of the band's career. The track we're premiering is "Uninspired," a mid-tempo rocker that showcases vocalist Will Pugh in total control. He and the rest of the band will also be joining this thread to discuss the song, the upcoming album, and anything else, so stick around for that as well. So check out "Uninspired" in the replies (or the band's AP.net profile) and hang out with the band.
Ladyfinger (ne) will release their third album Errant Forms on Saddle Creek next week, but why wait until then to listen? You can now exclusively stream this upcoming album on their AP.net profile. If you enjoy indie-rock (or a "mix of classic rock bombast and punk grit" as the band likes to describe themselves), and fellow label mates Cursive, then this comes highly recommended. So go take a listen and let us know what you think! If you like what you hear, make sure to grab a copy of their LP, which is limited to 500 copies, here. Enjoy.
You may remember Kut U Up from Riding in Vans with Boys, a documentary about the band's opening stint on the Pop Disaster Tour with Blink 182 and Green Day. (Spoiler alert: drunken hilarity ensues.) The guys are still at it, and you can stream a new song titled "Fine Columbians" on their AP.net profile. The track comes from Unsigned/Unrest, a benefit compilation featuring new and previously unreleased material from Socratic, Mike Felumlee, Over It, House of Fools and more. It comes out February 12th via Broken Heart Records and can be pre-ordered here.
The Atlantic may be relatively new to the scene as a band, but on their own they have had their ties. Whether it be Dave drumming for The Best Week Ever or Jessica singing on Sleeping With Sirens' latest acoustic EP, the duo are making a name for themselves. You can stream/download a new track entitled "Wasting Time" featuring Xander of SECRETS on the band's AP.net profile. The song was recorded with Erik Ron (Four Year Strong, Panic! At The Disco, Foxy Shazam) out in California a few months back. Give the track a listen and leave your thoughts in the replies. And if you missed it, the band premiered another track yesterday on our sister site Purevolume.
Today we're premiering the title track from Farewell, My Love's upcoming record called "Mirror, Mirror." The Standby Records act has been building a name for itself since 2011 in the Phoenix music scene and is ready to take on the world with its own brand of self-proclaimed theatrical rock. The song “Mirror, Mirror” chronicles the haywire circumstances surrounding someone who is pulled in multiple directions and questioning their very identity. Listen to the track on the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
The Ally Coalition was founded by the members of fun. and designer Rachel Antonoff to take action for LGBTQ equality. California pop punkers Heart to Heart have teamed up with the organization to create a public service announcement. Head to the replies to view the video. This is an issue close to the band, as drummer Stuart Stock publicly came out last year. Heart to Heart also put out a killer self-titled album in October, which is still streaming on their AP.net profile.
It's not often that I'm impressed by covers, or anything Bruno Mars related for that matter, but Gareth Bush makes both sound pretty damn good. His cover of "Young Girls" is incredible, and it's no surprise that he is quickly becoming one of Ontario's hottest up-and-coming acts, gaining attention worldwide. Without further ado, take a look at the video in the replies, and let us know what you think. If you like what you hear, make sure to support him by buying his new EP This Is For Keeps. Enjoy.
Squid The Whale are a talented band in their own right, but the Detroit Four have shown a knack for bringing your favorite vocalists back. Last time we premiered a Squid track, You, Me, and Everyone We Know's Ben Liebsch showed up for a verse - this time, it's Nic Newsham of Gatsby's American Dream grabbing the mic. Hit the replies to hear "How Do I Show These Cowboys I'm Alive?," the final song from Squid The Whale's new EP, Four More.
Today we're bringing you a brand new lyric video from electro-tinged metalcore act The Animal in Me. Hit the replies to check out the video for a song from their recent EP Instincts entitled "Riddles".
In this special edition of Live Sessions, we're happy to present The Starting Line performing Say It Like You Mean It from front to back at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, MA on December 27th. In addition to playing the entire classic album in celebration of its tenth anniversary, the band also does an encore of other favorites. Whether you couldn't make it to the tour or you want to relive the fun, head to the replies to watch the entire set.
Former Spitalfield frontman Mark Rose released his new solo EP, The Sound of a Turnaround, earlier this month. In case you missed it, you can stream the lead single, "Georgiana," in the replies. As an added bonus, we're also giving away a free download of the track. If you enjoy it, pick up the album here.
Polyenso (formerly Oceana) have been impressing people left and right with their new sound over the past couple weeks. If you haven't been one of those people, now it's your chance. We're premiering the track "Push" off the band's debut full length, One Big Particular Loop which drops tomorrow. You can stream the song on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. You can also find a short documentary of the band with the song as well. If you dig what you hear, you can pick pre-order the new album on Bandcamp.
Chicago punk rock royalty Mike Felumlee may be best known as the former drummer of Alkaline Trio and Smoking Popes, but he also fronts a solo project that isn't a far cry from his previous bands. Head to his AP.net profile to hear a new track, appropriately titled "Your Favorite Song." It comes from Broken Heart Records' Unsigned/Unrest, which is due out on February 12th. The benefit compilation features new and previously unreleased material from Socratic, Over It, House of Fools, Kut U Up and more. Pre-order it here.
Matt Pond will release The Lives Inside The Lines In Your Hand on February 5th, which is easily his best effort to date. Can't wait until then? You're in luck, because today, we're premiering the live video for his song "Love To Get Used," which you can watch in the replies. If you like what you hear, then make sure to support him by pre-ordering this wonderful album here. Enjoy.
We have a brand new song from Philadelphia's Ex Friends, the side project for Joel Tannenbaum (bassist/songwriter for Plow United). The song is "Rainy Season" and it's off the band's upcoming EP Twisted Around. It's really raw punk with a hint of melody. You can check out the track over at the band's AP.net profile or in the replies.
Today we are bringing you an exclusive stream of Fur Of Heaven's new EP A Year Without Teeth. The 4-track EP features guest vocals from Ed Tullett and if you're a fan of chaotic post-hardcore, then you'll be a big fan of this. You can stream A Year Without Teeth over at the band's AP.net profile and you can pre-order it on cassette through Antique Recordshere.
This is our last song premiere today (I promise!) and it's a good one. We've teamed up with Hopeless Records again to bring you a new jam from recent signees Driver Friendly. The song is titled "Shark Cave" and will be available tomorrow for purchase on major online retailers like Amazon and iTunes. You can stream it right now at the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. Let us know what you think!
Silverstein's second release for Hopeless Records - This Is How The Wind Shifts - is the band's finest effort to date. The record's core concept is each track has a parallel track that tells the story in a different light - what would have happened if things were different due to a single event, thus the album's title. Today we are thrilled to premiere one piece of that concept, the infectiously catchy "Massachusetts." You can stream the song at the band's profile or in the replies. If you dig what you hear, This Is How The Wind Shifts is available for pre-order here. The band's upcoming headlining tour kicks off on January 25th and you can check out the dates and pre-order your...
Southern California's Cloud People suffer that same affliction most bands face - they're singerless. Between the Anthony Green impersonators, the 13-year-old YouTube screamers, and those who simply suck, the odds are against all bands these days. With a sound Circa Survive, Moving Mountains, Boys Night Out, and Periphery fans will gravitate towards, we wanted to help the guys find that perfect fit - hit the replies to stream/download instrumental demos and find out how to audition.
As frontman of The Movielife and I Am the Avalanche, Vinnie Caruana has been involved in the music scene for more than 15 years now. After all that time, he will release his debut solo EP, City by the Sea, on February 5th via I Surrender/Run For Cover Records. You can stream a new track from the effort, "Boy, You're In Heaven," on his AP.net profile. It's an acoustic number that incorporates hand claps, violin and keyboard. Pre-order the EP on CD or vinyl.
Dropkick Murphys released its new album Signed and Sealed in Blood yesterday, but we still have a couple more exclusive videos from the band discussing the songs from the album. Over the course of the next week, we, along with our AbsoluteVoices sites and our friends at PureVolume, will be premiering two video features a day. Today, we are have the album's eighth track "Don't Tear Us Apart," which you can find in the replies. PureVolume has the seventh track "The Battle Rages On" here. They are also streaming the new album here.
Head over to Socratic's AP.net profile to hear a new song entitled "A Better Place Is Waiting." It's one of two new tracks from the band that will appear on Broken Heart Records' Unsigned/Unrest. The compilation features new, rare and previously unreleased material from such artists as Over It, House of Fools, Mike Felumlee, The Agony Family, Kut U Up and more. It will be released on February 12th. All proceeds are being donated to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, so pre-order the CD here.
I can't say enough about how impressed I am with Owel's debut album. It's definitely a stand out and great way to start 2013. We're lucky enough to bring you a premiere of another song from the band. It's called "Burning House" and you can stream it on their AP.net profile and in the replies. If you like Sleeping at Last, Gates or Athletics, this will be right up your alley. Give the song a listen and let us and the band know what you think in the replies.
Dropkick Murphys are set to drop its new album Signed and Sealed in Blood on January 8th. Over the course of the next week, we, along with our AbsoluteVoices sites and our friends at PureVolume, will be premiering two video features a day. Today, we are have the album's second track "Prisoner's Song," which you can find in the replies. PureVolume has the opening track "The Boys Are Back" here. Each video is accompanied by video commentary from the band as well. Check out the songs and let us know what you think.
This is a good one, you guys. When I first heard Half Hearted Hero's upcoming album Whatever a few months ago, I was floored. I don't listen to a ton of pop-punk anymore, but this album had me instantly hooked. So I'm incredibly happy that we're exclusively premiering the album today, which you can stream here. It's bound to be one of 2013's early surprises - it's hard for me to compare it to any band, but I would imagine many of you will dig this, especially if you're a fan of The Wonder Years and the like. The album is set to release on January 15th via Animal Style Records, and you can pre-order it here. Let us know what you think the album in the replies.
Happy New Year! Kick off 2013 by checking out our exclusive premiere of a new Lovelectric jam called "Live Again." Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it. The track comes from their latest EP, An Ovation For Innovation, which is officially available today. Fans of the latest work from Boys Like Girls and Every Avenue should dig this one.
It's New Year's Eve, so we might as well close out the year with one last awesome exclusive for 2012. Today, I'm very excited to premiere a brand new The Appleseed Cast song titled "North Star Ordination," which you can stream in the replies. It's a part of an upcoming 7" that's a part of the Graveface Charity Series, which you can read about here. We also have the exclusive scoop on the band's upcoming 8th LP - it's titled Illumination Ritual and will hit stores on April 9th via Graveface Records, which is something to definitely get excited for in 2013. So check out the new track and let us know what you think in the replies.
Today we're debuting a new Knockout Kid song called "Wake Me Up When We're Underwater." As a Christmas present, the band is giving it away for free today only on Bandcamp. The band's new EP, The Callback EP, will be released via THC Music/INgrooves Fontana on January 8th. Head to the replies to check out the track and leave your thoughts as well.
It appears From Indian Lakes never stops - and we're not complaining. The band released their Able Bodies Acoustic Sessions today, and we've got a stream of "Below" - but why stop there? We gave away their holiday tune "I'll Be Home For Christmas" last Friday; your second chance for a free download is in the replies. Enjoy and let us know what you think.
Our friends in From Indian Lakes wanted to give you a little Christmas ditty; grab a free download of their holiday tune, "I'll Be Home For Christmas," in the replies. We're also pleased to announce their Able Bodies Acoustic Sessions, an EP to be released next Monday for free/donations via Bandcamp. Check out the artwork in the comments and come back Monday to hear yet another new song.