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 Man’s 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.
Atlanta, GA natives The Funeral Portrait recently signed to Revival Recordings (owned by Alesana singer Shawn Milke) for the release of their debut EP. For the Dearly Departed drops September 23rd, and we have a lyric video for a new song tilted "Wax Romantic" in the replies. The unique group is kind of like Set It Off, The Venetia Fair, Chiodos or My Chemical Romance.
Typesetter will be releasing its Black Numbers debut, Wild's End, on October 14th. Today we have a video premiere of the band's new song "Summer Storms," which you can view in the replies. And after you do that, you should pre-order it.
Aspiga will be releasing its full-length What Happened To You? on October 21st via Paper + Plastick. Today we are premiering a new track titled “Chino Needs To Feel Big" which you can stream in the replies. Pre-order details will be announced soon.
A few days agoTigers on Trains revealed that they would be releasing a new album this fall. Today we're excited to pair up with the duo to reveal that the group's new album will be titled Antarctica in Color and premiere the first track from the record. Jump to the replies to check out "Broken Dart" and let the guys know what you think.
On September 23rd, Gnarwolves will be releasing one of the most fun records of 2014. Today, we are premiering "Day Man," a new song off their upcoming self-titled Pure Noise Records release. Check it out in the replies and then hit up the pre-order.
We recently premiered Hampshire's "Perfect Enough, from their soon-to-be released self-titled 7". Today we're excited to bring you a stream of both sides of single. Hit the replies to check out "Perfect Enough" and "Happy Fucking Halloween," and if you like what you hear, pre-order that ish.
Heavyweights will release their new EP, Keep Your Friends Close, on September 9. We're premiering a new track from the EP, entitled "Bunkbeds," which features Mike Hayden. Stream the track in the replies, and pre-order it on bandcamp.
Today we are premiering "Sad Planet," a new single from Happy Diving's upcoming new LP Big World (produced by Jack Shirley), which will be available on October 21st via Father/Daughter. The San Francisco band brings out some vibes reminiscent of Japandroids, Cloud Nothings, and the like. Check out the new song in the replies and then pre-order it.
Bad Timing Records have signed San Diego's Future Crooks (featuring Weatherbox frontman Brian Warren on guitar). The band's debut full-length is called Future Crooks In Paradise and it will be out on October 7, 2014 digitally as well as limited to 500 pieces of 12” vinyl. A new song and pre-orders will launch Tuesday (September 9) but in the mean time check out a teaser video in the replies and follow the band on Facebook and Twitter.
A Social State's sophomore full-length, How to Get to Heaven, comes out this Saturday. The Scranton, PA, four-piece play "alternative rock" that ought to appeal to fans of bands like Anberlin. You can stream the album in the replies, and be on the lookout for our review.
Remember The Crimson Armada? They were a metalcore band that was gaining some steam a few years back, until vocalist Saud Ahmed decided to go in a new direction - The Holy Guile is that new direction. Today, we're premiering a new song from the band, "California Gold", a tribute to Mitch Lucker, who passed away in a motorcycle accident in November of 2012. The song is from the band's upcoming album OG (mixed by Joey Sturgis), which drops September 30th.
Quiet Country Audio is kicking off a new season with Sleepy Hahas. The Buffalo, NY-based "psychedelic glam gospel synth pop" group took a break from working on their new album to perform four new tracks.
Grey Gordon will release his debut full-length album, Forget I Brought It Up, on September 2nd via No Sleep Records and today we are premiering the album in its entirety. Check it out in the replies and then make sure you pre-order it.
Brolly will release their second EP, Wolfe, on September 23rd. Today, we are streaming a new song from it called "Ghost Town." The band has ambient elements that take influences from both Coldplay and From Indian Lakes, which isn't surprising since Dryw Owens (From Indian Lakes, Culprit, Consider the Thief) helped the band produce the album. Give it a listen in the replies.
Boston indie-rock band The Color And Sound recently signed to Black Numbers; a 2013 EP was re-issued as an introduction to new fans, but the real excitement for the pop-friendly, boppy act begins right now (right now!!) with the September 16 release of a new EP called Peace of Mind (pre-order here). In the replies, we're premiering a lyric video for the first tune to be released from that EP, titled "Cigarettes," in the form of a lyric video that looks like a karaoke machine. Here's the thing; well, here's two things: 1. How have I never seen a lyric video done like this before?? and 2. It's damn, damn good and catchy as all hell. Check it out, or else why did you bother meandering to...
Shadow of Whales are releasing their self-titled EP today via INgrooves/Fontana distribution of Universal. To commemorate the release, we are streaming the whole thing. Fans of The Killers, Franz Ferdinand, and Empires should find something they like here. Check it out below.
All the way from Australia, What's Left Is Yours play an old-school, fast-paced style of pop-punk. We are offering their song "Mexico" up for free download today. The track comes from their new self-titled EP. Fans of Dude Ranch-era Blink-182 and the like should enjoy this one.
Louisville's The Foxery will be releasing their new record Unless on September 9th via Spartan Records and today we are premiering a new song from that record titled "Patmos." You can check the song out in the replies and pre-order the record as well.
Wolfs is a young hardcore band from Toronto, Canada. Their debut full-length, Glory, is out tomorrow via Savage Youth Records - and we've got an exclusive stream of the record right in the replies. Check it out if you're a fan of fast, aggressive hardcore music.
Two up-and-coming midwestern emo acts - Oklahoma's Fossil Youth and Indiana's Wickerwolves (featuring Grey Gordon) - are teaming up for a split. It features two new tracks from each band, both putting their own spin on the genre. The effort streets September 16th from Take This to Heart Records. You can hear a new track from each band in the replies.
If you've been following my Twitter at all over the past few months, you'll already know how much I've been gushing over Moose Blood's upcoming full-length, I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time. This album is going to be a big deal here and I couldn't be more excited to premiere the band's new video for "Swim Down." Check it out in the replies, get stoked, and then pre-order the record. It'll be in stores October 7th.
Steady Hands is the seven-piece folk-punk side project of Modern Baseball drummer Sean Huber. The band's new EP, Brandy of the Damned, drops tomorrow via Lame-O Records (check out preorders), and today we have the entire release streaming in the replies for you to check out early! Listen if you're a fan of Frank Turner and that sort of punk-turned-acoustic-folk type genre -- if you are, this is right up your alley.
Get excited about this one, folks. Tomorrow, Broken World Media will be releasing Petals, the debut full length from Austin, TX post-rock/metal band Funeralbloom. Petals is a 4 track, 47-minute LP recorded by Ryan Richie and mastered by Jamal Ruhe (Misfits, Diarrhea Planet) - a record that'll take your ears on an incredible journey through various soundscapes. Check it out in the replies (especially if you dig Deafheaven.)
Today we are premiering Aviator's exciting new album, Head In The Clouds, Hands In The Dirt. It's the Boston band's No Sleep Records debut and it's another fantastic release from the Huntington Beach record label. The album hits stores tomorrow and is available to be purchased in a variety of formats.
Guess what? I have one more exclusive song premiere for you all today. If you haven't heard by now, Let It Happen is releasing their debut full-length, Cause + Effect, on September 9th via InVogue Records. We are streaming the second single, "Burst and Bloom," in the replies. Check it out and pre-order the record.
There is no doubt in my mind that Free Throw will become your new favorite band. The emo quintet hails from Nashville and will be releasing its utterly fantastic Count Your Lucky Stars Records debut, Those Days Are Gone, on September 16th. Today, we are very excited to premiere the first single from the album, "Two Beers In," in the replies. Cathartic and melodic, the song will cut right into your core and will refuse to leave your head. Check out the song in the replies and pre-order the record immediately.
Today we are premiering a new Cassavetes song titled "So Loud" in the replies. It's off the Philadelphia band's upcoming Black Numbers debut, Oh So Long, which you can pre-order now. Equally heavy as it is soothing, Cassavetes melodic rock and roll is suited for the basement as well as the arena.
Light Years is stuck in a hype-y pop-punk genre that, to be perfectly honest, it doesn't quite fit in. Its members are older than most of their peers, and they don't play the type of Tumblr-friendly songs that lead bands to high Billboard chart positions. That's okay though -- because what Light Years does best is deliver honest, straightforward punk rock tracks presented with excellent guitar work, catchy melodies and thoughtful craftsmanship. You can stream the title track from their forthcoming Animal Style Records EP, Temporary, in the replies -- and when you're done enjoying it, you can preorder the 12" here.
From Long Island, The Walking Tree recently performed some live renditions for the Swan Sessions, filmed in their practice space. We are premiering the live version of new single "Stones" - watch it below. If you like what you hear, you can watch the band perform "We Are Free" from the same sessions via Substream. The sound is similar to that of HRVRD and From Indian Lakes.
We have an exclusive premiere of Teen Death's new video for "Dent". The song is off the band's upcoming EP release Crawling, which will be out on September 16th via 6131 Records on 7". Digital and preorders are coming soon, so in the meantime check out the video in the replies.