The Today's Mixtape Festival is going down this weekend in Long Island, so today we're giving away two day passes for Saturday - which features Transit, The Story So Far, Hostage Calm, Pentimento and like a zillion other awesome bands. However, this contest is twice as awesome because everybody gets a free song download from Bellwether as well! Download the free Bellwether song, "Roots," right here. If you are near Long Island and would like to be entered to win two day passes, just screenshot an image of yourself listening to the song in iTunes along with the full names of you and your guest and email it to this email address. You can purchase tickets to Friday and Sunday of the...
Make Do And Mend released one of our favorite records last year, so we're stoked to announce the band's upcoming co-headlining tour with Cheap Girls this May. The two bands will be directly supported by Diamond Youth, making it one of the must-see tours of 2013. You can see all the tour dates and venues in the replies and stay tuned to the site for ticket information.
Everyone deserves a second chance and Random Holiday are a prime example of this mantra. Unbeknownst to them, I had the chance of seeing them live awhile back and thinking there was a lot of room for improvement. Improve they did...tenfold. Space To Grow is the band's upcoming debut LP and these high schoolers have channeled influences from recent pop-punk heavyweights like Forever Came Calling to put together an impressive full-length. Listen to "17" in the replies and leave your thoughts as well.
Seattle's To The Wind are gearing up for their debut LP, Empty Eyes, coming out this spring on Pure Noise Records. Produced and engineered by Sam Pura (The Story So Far, The American Scene) at The Panda Studios in Fremont, CA, the hardcore outfit will be sure to follow right in the steps of contemporaries such as The Ghost Inside, Stick To Your Guns, and more. Listen exclusively to the track "Hollow" in the replies.
Captain, We're Sinking will be releasing its new record, The Future Is Canceled, on May 14th via Run For Cover. We have a small taste of that upcoming LP for you today, as we're premiering the first song off it, titled "Here's To Forever." If you miss Tigers Jaw or love pumping your fist to The Menzingers, then you'll love this. Check out the song either in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. Pre-order information and a new tour announcement will be coming later this week.
Today we've got an exclusive premiere of Jamie Woolford's (The Stereo, Let Go) new video for "This Isn't Goodbye" -- you can check that out in the replies. Like what you hear? Pick up the album from Get Well Records.
The fellas in Late In The Playoffs have been grinding through the mid-west scene for quite some time, but now it's their chance to hit the national spotlight. The band is releasing a new album called Alive & On Your Own soon and we've got the exclusive first look at the band's music video for the single "Golden Years." You can watch them play this song live on tour in May with dates to be announced soon. Watch the video for "Golden Years" in the replies and leave your thoughts.
Today we are premiering the first video in a series of three of Bridge 9 act Goodtime Boys Black Lodge sessions. This is a band that our very own Ryan Gardner was raving about at SXSW. Check out our video of the band performing its song "Breathe" in the replies.
I'm so excited to introduce you guys to Darkhorse, a post-hardcore project from Rochester, NY. The band will be releasing its debut LP The Engineer later this year, which was produced by A Wilhelm Scream's Trevor Reilly and Mike Supina. Combining hard-hitting riffs and powerful vocals from Ian Mclean, this is for fans seeking the aggressive nature of Thrice, the technicality of A Wilhelm Scream, and the heaviness of Deftones. Listen to "I Saw The Devil" in the replies.
Today we're bringing you a brand new single from Strawberry Girls, "Negro Spiritual", the first off their upcoming record French Ghetto, out Spring 2013. Head to the replies to check out the song, and the final tracklist.
We have our own version of March Madness this week, as we have another great premiere following up yesterday's fun. One of this site's favorite bands, Transit, will be releasing its new album, Young New England, next week. As we inch closer to April 2nd, we'd thought we give you another small taste of the Boston quintet's second album on Rise Records. The song is "Weathered Souls," and it's one of my favorite tracks on the new LP. Featuring Joe Boynton's always-honest lyrics and needling guitar riffs that won't leave your head, this song is bound to be a new fan favorite. Check it out in the replies and don't forget to pre-order Young New Englandhere. Also, don't forget that...
Update: The chat is now over! Thanks so much to the band for hanging out for a couple hours and to all of you for sticking through our technical difficulties today. It means a lot to us, the band and Hopeless Records. Be sure to check back here for more TWY news as their album release cycle continues!
Welcome to The Greatest Monday. Today we are endlessly excited to share with you all the first song from The Wonder Years' upcoming album, The Greatest Generation. You can now stream "Passing Through A Screen Door" in the replies and check out a lengthy interview I did with frontman Dan Campbell as well. In addition, the record can now be preordered and "Screen Door" will be...
Today we're so excited to stream the debut EP from Boston up and coming act Paris. The self-titled EP from the young act shows an extreme amount of poise which is all lead by the incredibly dynamic Lynn Gunnulfsen fronting the band. Guitarist Alex Babinski creates hard hitting and spacy guitar leads while Brian MacDonald (Bass) and Brad Griffin (Drums) provide the backbone for the band. This is recommended for fans of Conditions and Circa Survive and I promise you this band will be making waves very soon. The EP drops tomorrow but you can stream it now on the band's AP.net profile.
Before you get all excited about what we have coming later today, we're pleased to be bringing you a taste of possible pop-punk heavyweights of tomorrow Hot Damn. The South Wales outfit's new mini-album Sleep Alone is streaming below. The record is out tomorrow on We Are Triumphant and details of the band's upcoming shows with Man Overboard and Transit are in the replies.
With Daytrader's sudden demise, I feared we'd lost one of the scene's most promising vocalists. Silly me - Tym had a plan all along. Teaming with visual artist/guitarist Daniel Danger, the duo formed Some Stranger and went to work. The band will digitally release their debut EP on April 2, along with a vinyl pressing via Robotic Empire on April 30 (pre-orders available here). Enjoy their new song "On and On" in the replies, as well as the full press release and album art.
Today we're bringing you a brand new music video from Betrayal, "The Good Die Young", off their album Abandonment. The video was edited by Daniel Wagner. The band's aggressive brand of hardcore can be compared to bands such as Bury Your Dead, Stick To Your Guns, and The Ghost Inside. The video was filmed live at the band's performance at The Cobalt Cafe in Canoga Park, CA. At the show, the band sold a benefit t-shirt in which all proceeds went to the victims of the Sandy Hook shooting. Head to the replies to check out the video.
If you dig the chill and laid-back stylings of bands like Minus The Bear and Real Estate, then you should spend the next three minutes checking out our premiere of Belgrade's new song, "Protest." Featuring former members from bands like Restorations and The Progress, this little indie jam will certainly have you tapping your feet. Check it out in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. The song is off the band's upcoming new album, which will be released in April.
This spring, Rock For Justice will be releasing Songs For Justice, a compilation in which all the proceeds will go to fight global poverty and social injustice via our partnership with Speak Up Productions. We are premiering the first song from the compilation - William Beckett's cover of "Come Pick Me Up," featuring some additional vocals from Cara Salimando. You can stream in the replies or at Will's AP.net profile. We've also included a teaser video about the project in the replies.
There's a sour stench on cover songs these days. Ever since the Punk Goes series threw atrocious screams on pop gold, the appeal of reinterpretations has dwindled significantly. Fortunately for us, Mandolyn Mae is flipping the script, offering sweet renditions of scene hits from Underoath, Further Seems Forever, and more. Today we're premiering her version of "Second & Sebring" from Of Mice & Men's debut album - check it out in the replies, along with the full tracklist for her Cover to Cover EP.
If you're a fan of Lydia or Copeland, you're going to love Cardova. The Atlanta, Georgia based indie rock band are set to release their debut album in the upcoming months and I'm predicting it'll quickly become a favorite on the site. Recorded at Marigolds + Monsters Studio (The Cinema, All Get Out), the record features eleven tracks produced by Jeff Malpass and mixed by Matt Malpass. Listen to "Open Doors" on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies, and leave your thoughts as well.
On May 7th, Banquets will be releasing its self-titled follow-up to 2011's Top Button, Bottom Shelf. Today, we're bringing you an early taste of the Jersey punks upcoming LP with a new song titled "Fade From Gold." You can stream it in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. If you're a fan of The Loved Ones or The Gaslight Anthem, you'll probably really dig this. If you like what you hear, you'll be able to pre-order the album sometime in early April via Black Numbers.
Today we're bringing you an exclusive stream of Tear Out The Heart's new song, "Coffin Eyes" which features Dan Marsala of Story of The Year. You can stream the song on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. The band's Victory Records debut, Violence, drops on March 19th. If you dig what you hear, be sure to go check the guys out on their new tour starting on the 22nd!
If The Get Up Kids impregnated Saves The Day in the early 2000s, Thousand Oaks, CA, pop-punk band The Braces would be their illegitimate lovechild. They recently signed with Paper + Plastick Records, and they are one of my favorite new young bands of 2013. The band will be releasing its P+P debut, Two Years, digitally on April 9th (with vinyl coming later in the year), but we're giving you an early taste with an exclusive stream of a new song, titled "Scratches." Check it out in the replies or at the band's AP.net profile. If you dig it, you can digitally pre-order it for $7 here.
Today we're streaming a track and offering a free download from Ramsey called "You've Got A Lot Of Heart, Kid" which is the title track from the band's upcoming EP on SwitchBitch Records. The Boston, MA pop-punk outfit has a great knack for writing a good tune for the genre while creating its own sound. Listen to the track on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies and download the song here.
Today, we have two exclusive videos of Senses Fail talking about the songs on its upcoming album, Renacer. In the replies, you can watch Buddy and Dan go behind the scenes of "Mi Amor" and "Closure/Rebirth." Remember, the band's new album hits stores on March 26th. You'll be able to catch the remaining videos on PureVolume, PropertyOfZack, and Punk News.
Vanna will release their new album The Few and the Far Between on March 19th, but today we're bringing you a brand new stream of the band's song, "Please Stay." You can check that out on the band's AP.net profile, or in the replies. Like what you hear? Pre-order the album.
Today we're pleased to be bringing you a new song from Swansea, UK punk outfit The Arteries. Head to the replies to stream the storming "Spare Ribs," which is taken from the band's new EP Restless; out March 18th through Specialist Subject and up for pre-order here. The band are in the middle of a UK tour right now, dates are also below.
We're excited to bring you The Story So Far's new music video for "Empty Space" directed by Kyle Camarillo. The track is from the band's upcoming sophomore release, What You Don't See, which drops on March 26th, 2013 via Pure Noise Records. Don't forget to pre-order the album through the band's webstore or iTunes if you haven't already. Last but not least, be sure to catch the guys on the road with Man Overboard on the "Suppy Nation Tour."
Tiny Engines is quickly becoming one of my favorite indie labels around, so I'm excited that we get to announce their latest signing - Philadelphia's Little Big League. This female-fronted quartet is a bit shoegazy, a bit indie-pop, but totally worth checking out. And check them out you can, as we're also exclusively premiering the band's single, "My Very Own You," in the replies (or over at the band's AP.net profile). Drawing comparisons to Sleater-Kinney and Now, Now, the band will release its debut, These Are Good People, this summer. You can pre-order the band's 7" here.
Bleach Blonde has given us an exclusive stream and free download of an acoustic version of "Sea Mint Pastel." One of the newest additions to the Rise Records family, the band is finishing up its debut full-length in Portland. Stream the acoustic version of "Sea Mint Pastel" on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies and download the track for free here
I read in a recent Old Gray thread that a fan wished his/her friends loved this band as much as they did. Bummer, because this shizz is perfect for all us scene-o nerds. The New Hampshire trio have evolved as much as they've stayed true to their chaotic, heart-on-sleeveless-tee emo sound. And now, with the release of their first proper full-length, An Autobiography, the band has figured out the right mixture of melody and mayhem - which sounds so f**king press release-y but whatever. Take a moment to hear some dudes who play every song like it's their last. Hit the replies (or the band's AP.net profile) to hear "Coventry", and to learn how you can get the album on March 11th.
Today we're lucky to bring you the debut title track from Surrogate's new album, Post-Heroic. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered all by the band themselves and will be released on April 5th, 2013. You can stream/download the song on the band's AP.net Profile. If you like Copeland, The Format or any great indie pop, I suggest giving this a listen.
We've got a bunch of great news today from So Cal pop-punkers Stanley And The Search. The band has signed to Lead Astray Records and will be releasing a new EP on CD in June and vinyl in August. In addition, the group has had several member changes including adding new vocalist Dominic Padilla and guitarist Andretti Amalel. We're exclusively premiering "Calendar" which features the new members. You can listen to it on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies.
We have another great exclusive on the site today, as we're streaming a brand new song from Philadelphia punk band, Restorations. The song is "Quit," and it's a chunky, slow-burn type of song that shows off Jon Loudon's deep vocals. It's off the band's upcoming Side One Dummy debut, LP2. You can stream the song over at the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. I have a feeling that if you really dug the vibes of The Menzingers in 2012, then you'll really enjoy this band and album. If you like the song, make sure to pre-order the album here.
Today we're premiering a new song called "Drugs" from the hard-working pop-punk act Second To Last. The band will be releasing a split with Starters. Listen to "Drugs" on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies. Pre-orders for the split entitled Changing Tides for US can be found here and for Europe here.
Meet Essex, UK boys Giants. Mixing a blast of melodic hardcore with a dash of skate punk, these guys go hard, so we're more than pleased to bring you their new video for "Won't Be Told." The track is taken from the band's recent mini-album These Are The Days and is available for free download here. Giants head out on a short tour with Dead Harts tomorrow, dates are in the replies.
When Aaron Marsh puts his stamp of approval on a project, that's when you know you should pay attention. In the case of Chicago's Valaska, the moniker for the Windy City's Dave Valdez, you should get to know this guy...and fast. Channeling the likes of Analog Rebellion, Sleeping At Last, and Deas Vail, Valaska brings a ukelele and electronic laden track that's got lots of different feels to it. Listen to the single "Golden Age" on his AP.net profile or listen in the replies.
We have a special treat for your ears today, as we're premiering a song from one of my favorite albums of 2013 thus far - CaravelsTopshelf Records' debut, Lacuna. The band's blend of melody and hardcore is evident in "Having Had & Lost Some Infinite Thing," and fans of Pianos Become The Teeth and the like will enjoy this immensely. You can stream the song in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. If you like what you hear (and you will), make sure you pre-order the album, which hits retailers on March 26th.
We Are The Wild Things is an upstart pop/rock group hailing from Canada. The band's sound falls right into the mix of early The Maine, Artist Vs. Poet, and other great acts that feature sugary hooks and great pop sensibility without losing its authenticity. The group's new EP, Amour, comes out March 12th but you can stream "Quit Running Away" on the band's AP.net profile or in the replies.
How about some new hardcore to start your Tuesday? Today, we are premiering a brand new song from NJ hardcore outfit, The Mongoloids. The song is titled "All I Am" and is off the band's upcoming new album, Mongo Life. You can stream it in the replies or over at the band's AP.net profile. The album hits stores on April 2nd.
Today we are premiering Everlyn brand new album, A Ticket To The Moon. The album is available on March 12th, but you can get an early taste of the Madrid, Spain, quintet's pop-punk stylings over at the band's AP.net Profile. For fans of Paramore, The All-American Rejects, and the like. If you're digging the tunes, you can pre-order the album here.