In reviewingForever Came Calling's debut LP Contender in 2012, I wrote that the California-based pop-punk act wrote the best straightforward album in the genre that year. With so many pop-punk acts making sure to not bend the rules of the genre, you have to be particularly good to stand out if you go that route, and Forever Came Calling did it well. That description is still applicable in regards to the band's new album, What Matters Most (which you can stream in the replies), but the group has learned on LP2 that they don't have to shy away from their greatest strength: Delivering catchy-as-hell pop hooks. These aren't really hooks for the sake of hooks, either; What Matters Most ebbs...
Waypoint's new EP, Creature of Habit, releases November 18th via Spartan Records. We are premiering a new song called "Translation." Check it out in the replies. Fans of early 2000s alt-rock or more recently bands like O'Brother should like this one. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it.
A trio comprised of two brothers and their cousin, The Rebel Light recorded vocals for their new music in a bathroom and drums in a woodshed. How's that for DIY? Today, we are premiering a new song called "Strangers." Check it out if you're looking for some indie-pop music fit for summer beaches. Fans of recent Hellogoodbye with more of a Beach Boys influence should enjoy this one.
You can check out a remix of the Barren Womb song "Will you be God's art or Satan's graffiti" in the replies. The original track appears on the band's latest album, The sun's not yellow, it's chicken, which is available now via Spartan Records.
"After finishing up the recording of "The sun's not yellow, it's chicken", Ole (Spangrud of Neptune Surf Club, MÝrkemakt) floated us the idea of doing a remix of one of the tracks. We of course accepted in a heartbeat and what we got was this awesome Big Beat banger, simply dripping of early 90's nostalgia. Enjoy!"
Major League will release their sophomore full-length, There's Nothing Wrong with Me, on November 4 via No Sleep Records. Hit the replies to check out the album's third single, "Recovery," and then pre-order the album.
Kingdom Of Giants will be releasing their brand new record Ground Culture on 10/21 through InVogue Records, and today we're bringing you a lyric video for their song "Endure", featuring Ricky Armellino. Head to the replies to check it out. You can pre-order the record here.
Courtesy Drop's new EP Stabilize will be released on October 28 via Animal Style Records. Today we are premiering a new song off the EP titled "Beauty is in the Eyes of the Imperfect." Enjoy the band's style of melodic post-hardcore in the replies and pre-order the record today.
If the name Topher Mohr sounds familiar to you, it might be because he's spent the last few years working with the great Mayer Hawthorne. Or perhaps you came across his incredible debutPhlotilla. 2014 finds Topher Mohr working on his solo project yet again, which, unsurprisingly, is as good as you'd expect. Today we're premiering the song "Do You" (in the replies), a smooth R&B track with a hook that will probably leave you wanting more. Luckily, Mohr is currently working on a new EP, so keep an eye out for that in the foreseeable future... and enjoy this great track for the time being!
We've teamed up with our friends over at Soundsupply to offer a curated "drop" -- a collection of 10 handpicked albums by our staff for only $15. We've got albums from Patent Pending, Half Hearted Hero, The Caterpillars, Junior Battles, Free Throw, and even more on here. So, head over to their site and check it the whole collection, stream some of the songs, read the blurbs written by staff members -- and pick up the drop.
John Nolan wrote the new song "Here Comes the Wolf" for the upcoming film Bridge and Tunnel. The song has already won Best Original song at the Long Island Film Expo, was nominated for the same award at festivals in Maine and Long Beach and is nominated for the same award in this weekendís Venice Beach Festival. We've got the song streaming for you in the replies. The soundtrack to the film is also now available on iTunes. When describing the difference between writing a song for his solo work or a movie, John said:
It was pretty similar to what I would have done [when writing a song] on my own. Except when I was putting the music together I was maybe thinking of making something a...
Former Bury Your Dead singer Myke Terry has taken traded in breakdowns and mosh pits for a throwback funk/soul sound on his solo material. The result will appeal to fans of Michael Jackson, Prince and Justin Timberlake. Head to the replies to hear the title track from his debut EP, Red Handed, which is due out later this year.
If you hit the replies we've got a stream of Somos' "Letters From An Absent Future" -- the first song to be released from the band's 7" split with Sorority Noise, which will be out on November 4th via Bad Timing Records.
Illinois heavy hitters Villains asked fans to take a picture of themselves holding a sign saying what they missed. They compiled the results for a lyric video for their new single, "Like Father//Like Son." You can watch it in the replies, where you'll also find their upcoming tour dates. The band will self-release their debut album, Freudian Slip, on November 11.
New Jersey-based rockers The Blithedale Romance filmed a really cool music video for "State of Fear," which we're premiering in the replies. The song appears on their upcoming EP, Wanderer, which drops next Tuesday. Recommended for fans of Rise Against, Foo Fighters and At the Drive in.
Heart Attack Man recently signed to Mayfly Records, and we're excited to premiere their label debut Acid Rain in full. Check it out if you're in the mood for some Weezer-influenced pop-punk. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order the EP.
The Great Explainer will release its self-titled debut full length on October 27th via Panic State Records. You can check a new song, aptly titled "Untitled," from said record in the replies. If you dig the band's vibrant and enthusiastic punk vibes (think early Polar Bear Club), you can pre-order the record now.
I'm excited to share a brand new song from Favorite Weapon, a brand new band on Velocity/Rise Records. "Thorn" is arguably one of my own personal favorites off the band's debut record, Sixty Saragossa, and I'm confident that a lot of you will like it as well. Hit the replies to check it out. If you liked this or the band's last couple of songs, "Hollow" and "Let's Shake On It", then be sure and pre-order the record, which drops October 14th. You can currently see Favorite Weapon as part of The Amity Affliction's U.S. headlining tour, remaining dates are below. You can check out the first part of my interview with vocalist Hance Alligood and guitarist Alex Heroes tomorrow.
I'm very excited to share a brand new music video from one of my new favorite bands, Souvenirs. From the small hidden oceanside city of Carpinteria, Souvenirs have been quickly making a name for themselves all over Southern California since their conception in 2011, and they're officially joining the Other People Records family. Drawing influence from bands like Sunny Day Real Estate, Mineral, and Braid these boys have dug up this corpse of a genre and brought it back to life in their own unique way. This is your favorite band you haven't even heard of yet. Head to the replies to check out their video for "A Mile High", off their debut album You, Fear And Me out December 16th via...
Out October 7 via Animal Style Records is Wolves At Bayís latest EP, When Iím Dead, and you can stream the release in its entirety in the replies. The band lists Thursday as an influence, and I think thatís a fair comparison ó they also take cues from the gruff vocal stylings of acts like Hot Water Music and Polar Bear Club, and generally walk the familiar ground of fiery, loud, intense music written by angry, angsty young people. Itís a cool EP, and you can preorder it digitally here and on cassette here.
Nominee are releasing their debut EP called I Woke Up on October 14th. Hit the replies to hear a brand new song off it called "Without You In Front of Me." Frontman Chris Mclelland previously played guitar for I Call Fives, and this sound leans toward the pop-punk realm as well. The guitars and vocals are nice and loud. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the EP, produced by Joseph Milligan and mixed by Paul Leavitt.
3. Without You In Front of Me
7. Converging Light and Matter
Come Wind have been working on a few new songs recently. We are premiering a live recording of a new one called "Not This." The live version has a different sound than their past material, learning more toward the softer side of bands like Manchester Orchestra. Give it a listen in the replies. The band has two more singles they will release later this year - one of which will be on their forthcoming album in 2015.
Today, we're bringing you a brand new track from Heart In Hand, "Poison Pen Letters". It can be found on the band's upcoming record, A Beautiful White, out digitally November 4th via Century Media Records. If you're a fan of Hundredth, No Bragging Rights, or Counterparts, you'll definitely want to check this out. Head to the replies to check it out. If you're in the U.K./Europe, be sure and check them out when they play support to The Amity Affliction on their upcoming headlining tour.
Below is the brand new song ďVirusĒ by Vitaform. They will be releasing their brand new self-titled EP in October independently. Please check the replies for the song streaming via Vitaformís YouTube, and head over to their bandcamp to check out their previous EP as well.
There was a time when I owned newfoundglory2.com and updated it with news about the band because I didn't think their official site had enough information or media on it. I think that was sometime around 1999. I checked once after I let the domain expire and it was redirecting to some spam site; however, I believe it's now officially dead and gone. While I doubt that I'll be playing necromancer on it anytime soon, I can use this site to premiere a track from New Found Glory's upcoming album Resurrection. If you hit the replies you can stream "Stubborn" and be pulled back in time to when pop-punk and AOL Instant Messenger went hand in hand. Like what you hear? Make sure you've got the...
This week's Quiet Country Audio session is a doozy. Florida twinkle daddies Dikembe jam on "Hood Rat Messiah," "Donuts in a Six Speed," "I Watch a Lot of Jackie Chan Movies" and "Scottie Spliffen." Watch the performance in the replies.
Dead Leaves is an emo/indie rock trio from Cleveland, OH featuring former members of Call It Fiction. Their self-titled EP will be out this fall, but we have their first single, "I Was Once an Extrovert," streaming in the replies right now.
Today I'm particularly pleased to premiere Sorority Noise's version of Buddy Holly's wonderful "Everyday." The cover song comes from the band's upcoming split with Radiator Hospital, out September 30th through Soft Speak Records. Preorders can be found here. Oh, and even cooler, is that all proceeds from the split go to V-Day, a charity dedicated to ending violence against women. Check out the Noise Boys' take on such a historic song, and learn a little bit more about V-Day, in the replies.
Microwave's debut album, Stovall, came out last month, and it's great. Today we're bringing you the video for the album's latest single, "Trash Stains." You can check that out in the replies, and be sure to check out our review.
Darian Renee is an up-and-coming pop singer from Boise, Idaho. The Other Side of Someday, her latest EP, is out tomorrow, and, luckily for you, we've got a stream of the whole thing up right now. You can check it out in the replies or on her AP.net profile.
Today we're introducing you to Tea & Water, the solo project from Fireworks frontman Dave Mackinder. The act has a brand-spanking-new digital EP that you can "pre-order" on Bandcamp -- it's a digital download that comes with a cool hand-made download card. In the replies, we're streaming the first song from the release, titled "Change Your Mind," and you can also check out a very short Q&A with Dave that provides a bit more background behind the new project. The EP was recorded with Citizen's Mat Kerekes and you should check it out if you enjoy the poppier parts of Fireworks.
Today we are premiering Courage My Love's upcoming Skin and Bone remix EP in advance of it's official release on Tuesday September 23rd. The Canadian band is heading out on their first US headline tour in November and is gaining a lot of traction. Check it out in the replies and if you dig these jams, make sure to pre-order it.
Today we're premiering a brand new song, "Hit The Wave", from Marmozets, a band that has been making a lot of noise in the U.K., as well as being one of the most talked about acts on the latter half of this summer's Vans Warped Tour - hit the replies to check that out. They're set to release their debut album, The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets, digitally on September 30th in the U.S. on Roadrunner Records, which you can pre-order here. They're also heading out on Issues U.S. headlining tour (10/31-11/29), in which we're giving away two tickets to each date they're performing on - to enter, hit the replies and tell us what song you're most excited to see them play, along with what date...
Hawk & Son will be releasing their full-length, ATK, on November 18 via Save You Generation Records. We're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the seven-track album's closing title track - hit the replies if you're a fan of Tokyo Police Club or Silversun Pickups.
Future Crooks (featuring Weatherbox frontman Brian Warren on guitar) will release Future Crooks In Paradise on October 7th via Bad Timing Records. We are streaming a new song called "The Deep End" in the replies. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order it on vinyl or digitally.
It's been a few years, but you may remember the hardcore band Too Tall Grizzly from 2010 before they broke up. Well, we are excited to announce that they're back together and have a new album ready to go called Bitter Banter, which will release later this fall. We are streaming the first track on the album - hit the replies to hear "Box Cutter." Fans of heavy bands with a punk influence should enjoy this one.
01) Box Cutter
02) Bitter Banter
03) Dead Last
04) Buzz Killer
05) No Likes
08) Blunt Fury
09) Vulture Culture
10) You Can't Hang
Atlanta, GA, "twinkle daddies" Topbunk will be releasing their debut full-length, Ruin a Good Thing, early next year via Known Pleasure Records, Holy Hell and Paperweight Records. We're premiering the first single, "Get Better," which should appeal to fans of lo-fi emo and Dads. Check it out in the replies, and keep your eyes peeled - preorders go up next month.
Graveyard Club will release their debut album, Nightingale, on September 30th. We are premiering one of the songs called "Into The Dark." The band draws evident influences from bands like The Cure and The Smiths and even cites Dead Manís Bones as another inspiration.
Tom Thacker (Sum 41, Gob), Anthony Bleed (Die Mannequin), and Darrin Pfeiffer (Goldfinger) recently joined vocalist Andrew Conroy to create an old-fashioned pop band called Rain City Rockers. We are premiering their debut album, Mayday. Sound interesting? Well, here's another kicker - it was recorded live in one take. Conroy's keen interest in 60s and 70s music definitely surfaces on the album, evident both vocally and musically. Check it in the replies. If you like what you hear, be sure to grab it on September 16th via Flashlight Music Group.
Dear You recently released their new song "Castles." Today, we are giving it away for free download. Check it out below if you're a fan of pop-punk. Their new EP, I Can Only Blame Myself, releases in October.
Hightide Hotel will be releasing its anticipated new album, Naturally, on September 30th via Count Your Lucky Stars. You can stream a brand new song titled "Vertigo Chamber" in the replies. After having the best time of your life checking it out, make sure you pre-order it immediately.
Today we're premiering the brand new video from Gates for their song "Not My Blood." Hit the replies to check out the song from their upcoming album, Bloom & Breathe, which is in stores on October 21st.
New Jersey indie rock duo Brick + Mortar perform a cool set for this week's Quiet Country Audio session. Head to the replies to watch them play "Move to the Ocean," "Locked in a Cage," "Heatstroke" and "Bangs."
We premiered a Dakota Drive song a little while ago, and it was pretty well received. Today we've got another one for you - "He's Got Something Nobody Else Has" in the replies. It's a bit different from "Brothers & Sisters," as it's got no guest musicians, but it's just as good.
6131 Records is putting out one of the better aggressive records on September 30th with Hemingway's new record, Pretend To Care. Laced with just enough melodic pop within its emo melancholy, the Portland band is emerging as one of the best new bands you need to check out. And it just so happens that we are premiering their new video today, so you have no excuse but to check them out. Watch "Northwest" in the replies and then pre-order it on vinyl.