Today we're bringing you the stream of a self-titled split from Lille, France's Icons Down! and Winnipeg, Canada's Clipwing. Check the replies to listen to the release, which is filled with 8 awesome punk songs that should appeal to fans of bands such as The Flatliners. It will be officially released through The Newform Label/30 Hour Drive Records on July 30th and vinyl pre-orders are still available if you like what you hear.
01) New North-Side Air
02) Spinning Thread
03) A Curse Worth Believing
04) Spatial Exploration
05) Favor & Fiction
06) The Shaking Of Leaves
07) Upstate Blues
08) No Amount Of Sound
09) A Pair Of Matching Taxi Rides
10) Obsessive Compulsive Distraction
11) Your Antique Organ
12) Contractual Obligation
Move Out West will be releasing an acoustic EP called goodnight noise on July 29th. Today we are premiering the first track on the EP, "dare to be alone." Hear it on their AP.net Profile or in the replies. Fans of acoustic material from The Scenic or The Maine should enjoy these guys.
01) dare to be alone
02) god damn
03) magic eight ball
04) whiskey and words of encouragement
Everyone loves a good guest spot - there's just something so fun about a surprise vocalist sneaking their way onto track you wouldn't expect. When I The Mighty needed a female set of pipes for Satori, they called in The Material's Colleen D'Agostino to fill out "Four Letter Words," a stand out track on a damn good record. We reunited the band with their guest at the House Of Blues, grabbing an acoustic rendition of the song - check it out in the replies.
Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Will Swan, A Lot Like Birds drummer Joseph Arrington and bassist Michael Littlefield, Hail The Sun vocalist Donovan Melero, and Stolas guitarist Sergio Medina have formed a new band: Sianvar (pronounced sea-en-var). The band is writing in Sacramento, prepping 5 songs to record with producer Josh Benton (Secret Band, Hail The Sun), to be released as soon as they can. The band is yet to determine whether the EP will be a self-release or label release.
Close Your Eyes have announced Sam Robinson as their new vocalist. The band is currently in the studio with producer Cameron Webb (Alkaline Trio, Silverstein). Their new album, Line in the Sand, is due out in October via Victory Records.
We are very excited to finally be able to share with everyone that Sam Robinson is the vocalist of Close Your Eyes. I’m already blown away by the new material that we have been working on - his voice is a very strong addition to the CYE family. He is an incredible vocalist and a great guy that shares our vision and purpose. We cannot wait for everyone to hear the new songs and to be back on tour again. Come hang out and say what's up to Sam!
When the 2013 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival rolled through Mansfield, MA on July 16th, it was about 90 degrees out, humid, with no breeze and barely a cloud in the sky. A bright, sunny day doesn't exactly scream "metal" (although I suppose you could equate the heat to the fires of Hell). No matter how you put it, it was oppressively hot - but the climate didn't stop the bands nor the fans from giving their all.
FastCoLabs has a cool piece on touring musicians' favorite apps - find out what Anberlin, Good Old War, Sleeping At Last, and more use to stay connected, write music, and do all their daily musician tasks. What are your essential apps, music or otherwise?
Yesterday was the ten year anniversary of Yellowcard's breakthrough album, Ocean Avenue. On August 13th, the band will be releasing a special acoustic album featuring all thirteen Ocean Avenue tracks. Today, we're premiering the first video from Ocean Avenue Acoustic of the song that changed everything for the band - "Ocean Avenue." I've been listening to the acoustic album for a little while now and each song is incredibly well-done, with this track being one of the standouts. You can also pre-order Ocean Avenue Acoustic on iTunes for only $7.99 and it comes with an instant download of this song. If you're a vinyl guy like me, you can also pick this up on wax here. The band is...
Nothing's better than watching a new band move full steam ahead, especially one teeming with potential. Featuring ex-Daytrader guitarist Matt Mascarenas, Heartless Breakers are those guys - anxious to work their asses off while showcasing skills both classic and unique for pop-punk. Their Prescriptions EP certainly hits that energy and angst of a Taking Back Sunday or The Wonder Years, but channels the musicianship of Bayside or older Transit. We could keep spitballing comparisons, or you could hit the replies and listen to their EP in full. Grab Prescriptions from the band's merch store, iTunes, and most other online retailers/streaming services.
Comedian Kyle Kinane and some of his friends (among which is musical guest Brendan Kelly of The Lawrence Arms) put together a self-proclaimed 'love letter to Chicago' comedy show a few months ago, and the general public is finally able to purchase it starting today. Entitled 'Dancing Around the S*** Fire,' it highlights Kinane's "return to a sold out crowd to confess his hilariously true stories and hijinks of living in the ‘Windy City’." You can check out the purchase optionshere.