Today we're featuring the post-hardcore band Giver from San Jose, CA. Sam Pura at Panda Studios manned the boards for the band's new release, so can you ever go wrong when he's involved? Citing influences as Norma Jean, Botch, and Converge, listen to the track "12" in the replies and you can grab a few songs for free on Bandcamp.
Although VERY young in age, Sudden Suspension have a bright future ahead of them. Taking cues from modern pop-punk bands like Real Friends, The Wonder Years, and more, these young kids from Chicago can certainly carve a niche for themselves. Listen to "Fields and Fences" in the replies and check out their Bandcamp.
I recently wrote an article about the joy of emo music, my passion for The Get Up Kids'Something To Write Home About and a few sentimental things about believing in your dreams and whatnot. Have a read of it here.
That's only present in you because you're 14 years old. For some people, 14 is the age that they retreat in to their basements for the rest of their lives to make an existence out of Mountain Dew and 4Chan. For others, 14 means finding new bands and discovering the beautiful world of the genres that Billboard doesn't cover. For me, 14 meant discovering The Get Up Kids. Something To Write Home About, to be precise.