We’ve noticed a trend of people co-opting pop punk to mean whatever the shit they want it to mean. And here’s the thing: we get that punk is supposed to be all-inclusive and it’s open to interpretation. But if we can’t set up at least some broad musical boundaries, the genre is meaningless and everything is pop punk and we can include Dr. Dre’s The Chronic.
Belle & Sebastian will release The Third Eye Centre: a deluxe LP of rarities, collectibles and non-LP tracks from the last decade of Rough Trade albums - Dear Catastrophe Waitress, Life Pursuit and Write About Love on 26th August (UK, Rough Trade) and 27th August (US, Matador).
New Found Glory were kind of like the Walmart version of Blink-182. But they did manage to produce that song “My Friends Over You,” which if you can believe it or not has gone on to inspire a whole crop of new pop punk bands, like Set Your Goals and The Wonder Years, so that’s pretty cool.
According to questions answered on Run For Cover Record's tumblr, Tigers Jaw finished their fourth full length prior to announcing their hiatus. They also hinted that an announcement regarding it may be made sometime in the near future.
01) When I Rust I Rust
02) Dirty South
03) Life on the James
05) No Leash
07) Brothers Turned Strangers
08) Island Time
10) Soak It Up
11) Fish Ain't Bitin'
12) Draw 4
Pale Angels (ex-Noisettes, The Ergs, Static Radio NJ) will release their debut album, Primal Play, on August 13th via Kiss Of Death Records. Listen to three songs from it on their Bandcamp. Peep the art and track listing below.
2) Awful Son
3) Wasted On You
4) Slow Dance
6) Slow Jangle
7) In The Sunset
8) Quiet Nowhere
9) Bed Bugs
Little Big League's upcoming album, These Are Good People, now available for pre-order via Tiny Engines. You can also use the code "LBL20" to save 20% on your order. And you get an immediate download of the album too. If you aren't into physical products, you can pick it up over at Bandcamp for $5. This album is one of the best I've heard all year. Seriously pick it up now. If you need convincing, check out the song "Dark Matter" in the replies.
Search The City will release their new album, Flight, on September 3rd. You can find the band's new song, "Light The Fire," album artwork and album teaser in the replies. You can also pre-order the album on Bandcamp
01) My Secrets Have Secrets Too
02) Syndicated Reality
04) Whispers And Memories
05) The Runaways
06) Young Hearts
07) Light The Fire
08) A Beautiful Mess
09) Rewrite The Ending
10) One Last Lullaby
11) Get A Grip
12) Watch The Stars Fall
The Dismemberment Plan will release their new album, Uncanney Valley, on October 15th via Partisan Records. Additionally, the group will be performing at Riot Fest this year.
01) No One's Saying Nothing
04) White Collar White Trash
05) Living in Song
07) Daddy Was a Real Good Dancer
08) Mexico City Christmas
09) Go and Get It
10) Let's Just Go to the Dogs Tonight
Call Me Anything have finished recording their new album with producer Christian Medice. Hit the replies to watch a studio update.
“Don’t get me wrong, it’s still pop but the new music is much more universal. With “Celebrity” we had a very targeted demographic, and in turn, a very targeted audience heard it. With this one, we're expanding to a much wider set of listeners. Instead of having a record that only your younger sister might listen to, we made a record that everyone might like driving in the car. It's gonna kill it. I'm beyond stoked.”
MGMT will release their self-titled album on September 17th via Columbia Records.
01) Alien Days
02) Cool Song No 2
03) Mystery Disease
05) Your Life Is a Lie
06) A Good Sadness
08) I Love You to Death
09) Plenty Of Girls in the Sea
10) An Orphan of Fortune
01) The 1975
02) The City
07) An Encounter
08) Heart Out
09) Settle Down
13) She Way Out
16) Is There Somebody Who Can Watch You?
UK brothers, Drenge, will release their self-titled debut album on August 19th via Infectious. Hit the replies to check out the artwork and the videos for "Bloodsports" and "Backwaters".
01) People In Love Make Me Feel Yuck
03) I Want To Break You In Half
06) Gun Crazy
07) Face Like a Skull
08) I Don't Want To Make Love To You
10) Bye Bye Bao Bao
11) Let's Pretend
The Architects have announced BORDER WARS, their upcoming combination album and graphic novel. Episode One, BORDER WARS will be released on July 16th. Check out the cover art below.
Equal parts epic album, visual artistic expression, and heavy storytelling, BORDER WARSis a breathtaking series of five connected episodes told through a collection of comic book stories and their accompanying soundtrack releases. The concept album is the culmination of nearly two years of blood and sweat-sodden labor, consuming tens of thousands of cigarettes and thousands of midnight hours to bring fans the biggest, coolest experience possible. Set to release in five episodic forms, the band was able to...
01) Britney Spears - Ooh La La
02) G.R.L. - Vacation
03) Becky G - Magik 2.0
04) Owl City - Live It Up
05) Sophia Black - Everything Breaks
06) Cady Groves - Forget You
07) Kiana Brown - Hey Chica
08) Nelly Furtado - High Life
09) Buckwheat Zydeco - Tutti Frutti
10) Right Said Fred - I'm Too Smurfy
After countless issues out of the band's control, From Indian Lakes have resolved all issues with their vinyl pressing of Able Bodies. All purchases from the original pre-order will ship today, and the record will be available online for purchase soon. More info in the replies.
NGHBRS' debut full-length, Twenty One Rooms, is now available for pre-order - check out bundles on their official website & a digital pre-order on Paper + Plastick (vinyl will come later this year). Watch an album teaser in the replies.
Collective Confusion Records has released a new compilation album for Hurricane Sandy Relief called "Call To Arms". It features new and unreleased material from John Nolan, Geoff Rickly, The Republic Of Wolves, Miracle Of '86, and more. You can donate $4 or more to get the album plus 3 bonus tracks here .
01) Miracle of ’86 – We Keep You Honest (2003 Demo)
02) The Bothers – Beverly (Live At Arlene’s)
03) The Motel Life – Alva (Acoustic)
04) The Ugly Club - All I Have To Do Is Dream (Cover)
05) Les Vinyl - Excavate
06) Geoff Rickly - New Sympathies
07) John Nolan - I Don't Believe You (Demo)
08) Brendan Rivera - See You Around
09) The Republic of Wolves - Turning...
01) We Ain't Leavin' Till You're Bleedin'
02) Over My Dead Body
04) Condemned When You Were Born
05) Fuck Compromise
06) Live Fast… Never Die
07) Break Every Chain
08) This Is Progress
10) Your Shallow Grave
11) False Prophet
12) A Forest (Of Kegs)
Oathbreaker will release its new album, Eros|Anteros, on August 20th via Deathwish. You can view the album art in the replies and the track listing below.
02) No Rest for the Weary
04) As I Look Into the Abyss
05) The Abyss Looks Into Me
06) Condor Tongue
07) Offer Aan De Leegte
10) Clair Obscur
Chelsea Wolfe will release her new album, Pain is Beauty, on September 3rd via Sargent House. You can find the album artwork and an album teaser in the replies.
01) Feral Love
02) We Hit a Wall
03) House of Metal
04) The Warden
05) Destruction Makes the World Burn Brighter
09) Ancestors, the Ancients
10) They'll Clap When You're Gone
11) The Waves Have Come