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.
The brand new 7" release from Make Do And Mend and The Flatliners is available today (you can purchase it here). We are exclusively streaming it on the site today, which you can check out in the replies or at each band's respective AP.net profiles (here and here).
Bad News Bears, the moniker for Philadelphia native Mike Sacchetti, has been developing a name for himself over the last few years but his new release, Battle Scars should bring much more attention now. Sacchetti recruited Nicholas Steinborn of The Wonder Years to play drums and mix the record while self-producing the full-length and releasing on his imprint Faded Youth Records. Listen to "Bloodsucker" in the replies. You can pre-order the LP here.
I wasn't kidding when I said we got mad love for Count Your Lucky Stars Records. Today we premiering Mountains For Clouds' new album, Maybe It's Already Everywhere, in its entirety. The Chicago quartet specializes in that jingle-jangle indie-rock that'll get your toes tapping and your head bobbing. You can check it out in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. You can also pre-order the LP here.
We Still Dream will release their sophomore album, Something to Smile About, on August 6th via Anchor Eighty Four Records. Check out their new lyric video for "Sanity (Growing Up)" in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-order the record here. Recommended if you like Fireworks, Hit the Lights or Fall Out Boy.
Today we're lucky enough to premiere Providence natives, Sleep City's new song, "So Close," off their upcoming album, Distance & Age, set to be released on July 9th via Tragic Hero Records. Head to the replies to give the track a listen and let us know what you think!
Today we're premiering a new song from Junior Astronomers called "Touching War" from the band's upcoming full-length Dead Nostalgia. The North Carolina based band has been hustling for several years with self-released EPs until they caught the attention of Broken Circle Records who will be releasing the band's debut LP. Listen to "Touching War" in the replies.
Matthew Vincent, most known for being the singer/bassist of The American Scene, is releasing a split 12" on July 9th with Alexander Correia of The Tower and The Fool. Today we're premiering one of Vincent's new songs, "Muslin," which you can listen to in the replies. Catch Vincent at the Acoustic Basement on this year's Warped Tour.
It's no secret that we love us some Count Your Lucky Stars. Therefore, I'm very stoked to premiere a brand new song from Kalamazoo's The Reptilian. The trio will be releasing its new album, Low Health, at the end of this month and we're here to give you the first taste. If you're into stuff like You Blew It! and Dikembe but prefer some gruffer vocals, then you'll adore this. Check out "DK Mode" in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. You can also check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies and pre-order info will be available soon.
On June 25th, Mixtapes will be releasing Ordinary Silence, its second LP for No Sleep Records. It's a marked improvement over the band's 2012 album and one of my favorite pop-punk releases of the year thus far. Today, we're giving you a tasty morsel from the record, a brand new song titled "C.C.S." You can check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. You can pre-order Ordinary Silencehere. On Friday, the band will be taking over our Instagram account as well as chatting on the site next week Tuesday.
Today we're bringing you a new song from Elway called "Patria Mia (Room 20)" and it's off of Leavetaking, which will be released June 25th digitally and July 2nd physically through Red Scare Industries. This catchy album closer (which you can find in the replies) is one of my personal favourites and if you're into bands such as The Menzingers you'll probably enjoy this. I also spoke with vocalist/guitarist Tim Browne about the record and you can check out that interview here.
Leavetaking is a little bit different, when we made the record we intentionally wanted to focus more on lyrics and song writing rather than making big huge anthems and sing alongs. God willing ...