It's really funny to look back through your inbox and see the progression and growth of an artist. September 2012 was the first time I received an email about Front Porch Step, when he was just a local act. I didn't think much of it then but to see how much he's grown is truly amazing. Now, he's signed to Pure Noise and gaining tons of momentum with his debut record out on iTunes and physical copies hitting stores on Feb. 11th. Today we're premiering the video for "Drown." You can view it in the replies.
Today we're bringing you the second new song from The Weaks' upcoming debut EP, The World Is A Terrible Place and I Hate Myself and Want To Die, which is out on February 11 via our friends at Lame-O Records. The track is called "How To Put An Audience To Sleep In Under Two Minutes" but the joke's on these guys because the song is 10 seconds longer than 2 minutes, and it only took me 30 seconds to fall asleep. But really, it's the most punk-ish track from this release and we think fans of Joyce Manor, Weezer, The Sidekicks, The Ergs and stuff like that will like it. Check out the song in the replies and pre-order the release over yonder.
Throw Texas Is The Reason's Garrett Klahn, Samiam's Sergie Loobkoff, Thrice's Eddie Breckenridge, RX Bandits' Steve Choi, and Peace'd Out's Roger Camero in a room and watch the awesome happen. Forming together as Felled Trees, the guys performed their live rendition of the Dinosaur Jr. classic "Get Me" - we've got it in the replies. In honor of the video, the band has marked their debut 12" down to $10, which you can pick up from the Siren Records webstore.
Can you believe we're coming up on the 8 year anniversary of Rookie Of The Year's The Goodnight Moon? Armed with a renewed sense of vigor and drive, Ryan Dunson has come back to create The Goodnight Moon Part II and we've got the exclusive full album stream + 2 bonus tracks + 2 AP.net exclusive bonus tracks. The best part about all of this? You can download it now for FREE, but this will only last for 24 HOURS, so hurry up now to download The Goodnight Moon Part II. You can check it out in the replies.
Pop-punk has been such a hard genre to define over the past few years. It's taken on many sounds, shapes, and forms but one thing is undeniable - when a band does the genre justice, nothing else matters but the music. Today we're extremely excited to premiere the song "Progression Regression" from New England's Traditions. My initial take was the music of Real Friends meets the vocals of Valencia. The track comes from the band's upcoming EP Cycles out on March 11th. Listen to the track in the replies and it is available for pre-order.
Fueled By Ramen paved the way for a lot of artists. One of those was Chicago's August Premier. The band released Fireworks And Alcohol in 2003 and cemented the band's presence in the scene. Over 10 years later and the band is still going strong. Today we're premiering the track "Day Drinks & Daydreams" which can be found in the replies and is from the band's new EP dropping Feb. 18th on Pacific Ridge Records. The album is available for pre-order.
On February 25th, The Hotelier will release Home, Like No Place Is There, one of our most anticipated albums of 2014, via Tiny Engines. Today, we are excited to premiere a new song from the record, the raucous and relentless "Life In Drag." It's a little different from the songs previously released from the album, but I think it'll get your blood pumping on this cold January morning. The album is available to pre-order and you can check out the band's upcoming dates in the replies along with the new song.
New York hardcore punk act Caught in a Trap's new album, Goodnight New York, comes out on Tuesday, but you can check out a new track titled "Easy Come Easy Go" in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-order the album from Dead City Records.
We're so excited to premiere Season 2 of our Quiet Country Audio Sessions. Kicking it off is a 4 song session with Sainthood Reps that is just absolutely fantastic which captures the raw energy and emotion of the band. You can watch the videos in the replies and grab the audio on Bandcamp. You can watch previous sessions on the website.
Today we are very excited to be able to give you an exclusive first listen to a song taken from Under the Brilliant Lights, the excellent new EP by Hailey, It Happens out January 28th. The song is called "Washington Square" and you can check it out in the replies.
Nothing's better than finding a new song you love. When I heard Belle Noire's "Sleep" the first time, it hit me like a ton of bricks - something along the lines of a catchier Moving Mountains or Circa Survive with hints of Kaddisfly. Check out the song in the replies, and follow the band's Facebook and Bandcamp for more info on their upcoming album, to be produced by Dryw Owens (From Indian Lakes, Culprit).
Adding noodly math rock and strange time signatures to pop-punk has always been Icarus The Owl's mission objective - it's a bizarre marriage that the band's made work for some time. For their self-titled album, the boys teamed with produce Kris Crummett (A Lot Like Birds, Night Verses, Issues) to amp up their catchy, off-kilter fun. Hit the replies for the new song "Black Fish" - Icarus The Owl is due February 7, and can be pre-ordered on their BandCamp.
The musicians of Tides Of Man have always been championed. The band's brand of post-hardcore featured a unique vocalist, but was anchored in strong instrumentals far surpassing their peers. That musical backbone is thrust into the forefront with Young & Courageous, the band's first instrumental release. It'd be silly to bemoan what once was when this new direction works so well - it's certainly a steep transition with some learning curve, but a sound Tides pulls off. Today we have "Hold Still", a booming track filled with dynamics and builds - hear it for yourself in the replies, and pre-orderYoung & Courageous before its February 4 release.
Today we are premiering the track Rust Belt Lights' "Pack Up And Let Go" which comes from their upcoming LP Religion & My Ex out on February 24th on Adeline Records (US) and Disconnect Disconnect Records (UK). The Buffalo natives have easily put together their best and most ambitious material to date with this release. Physical preorders are available and you can preorder digitally on Bandcamp. In addition, answer the trivia question in the replies to win Religion & My Ex on vinyl.
Brighton's Signals have something pretty swell going on musically, falling somewhere between Deas Vail, Mae, and Search The City. The band's debut album is releasing on January 21, but we've got "Trumpets" today - go enjoy that in the replies and pre-order their record via BandCamp.
Pleased to premiere "Life Moves", a brand new song from Cardiff, UK's Goodtime Boys, who are signed to Bridge 9, and will release Things I Still Don't Understand on February 25th. For fans of Lower Than Atlantis, Defeater, and Balance & Composure. Head the to the replies to check it out, and if you like what you heard, you can pre-order the record here.
If you're doing hardcore right, you'll have at least one of; menace, grit and ferocity in your armoury. Fortunately for London crew Lay It On The Line, they boast all three. Scroll down for a first look at the band's heavy-hitting video for "Petticoat Lane". The track is taken from recent EP Vigilance, which is streaming on their Bandcamp page.
Today we're premiering a track from the UK based Gnarwolves called "High On A Wire." The track comes from Chronicles of Gnarnia coming out on February 24th via Pure Noise Records. Chronicles of Gnarnia is a compilation of tracks from Gnarwolves’ past three EPs including Fun Club, CRU and Funemployed. Listen to the track in the replies. It's available for pre-order on Pure Noise and Banquet Records.
It's January. There's snow all around, it's freezing cold, and we're all bundled up in heavy jackets, hats, and gloves. San Jose's A Yawn Worth Yelling will melt these problems away with their West Coast-infused summer pop jam "I Can't Say" which comes from their new EP Feral. Listen to the track in the replies and leave your thoughts.
We premiered Heartless Breakers' Prescriptions EP six months ago, so it only makes sense we'd return for the acoustic version. Today we have their new Lighter Doses EP, featuring stripped down versions of their old stuff and a few new tracks. Enjoy the tunes in the replies, and check out the band on their January West Coast run.
Today we're bringing you the first track from Levy & The Oakes, the new project featuring several members of Socratic. While you may be anticipating a classic Drive-Thru sound, the band actually employs a great modern folk sound that you'll enjoy. Listen to "Slowly In The Water" in the replies and keep up to date with the band's happenings on Facebook. Expect a full release this spring.
With a blend of melodic hardcore, pop punk and indie rock, Cleveland, OH's Ages will appeal to fans of everyone from Gorilla Biscuits and Lifetime to Title Fight and Balance and Composure. Their new EP, Rest Your Head, is streaming the replies, and it's worthy of your 12 minutes. The effort is out Tuesday and can be pre-ordered from Mayfly Records.
We've been posting about Tiger Lily for awhile now and it's been great to watch the band grow over time. Today we're premiering a new song called "See Myself" from the band's upcoming EP Won't Let This Kill Me. You can listen to the track from the Oklahoma natives in the replies.
When your first show is playing a date on Warped Tour, you're doing something right. Connecticut's Moving Brooklyn is looking to create an immediate impact and hoping the band's debut EP Intervals does just that. Produced by John Naclerio (Brand New, We Are The In Crowd, The Audition) the band channels a mid to late 2000s sound that we have come to appreciate from acts like Spitalfield, Northstar, and Anberlin. Listen to "Divorce Rock Record" in the replies.
Between Daytrader, Some Stranger, and his own material, our affection for TYM is well-documented. The golden-voiced frontman delivered us a great live video of his song, "Tilting At Windmills" - you can check that out in the replies. As if that wasn't enough, in honor of his EP's launch on BandCamp, he's giving it to our community for $1 with code "absolutepunk" - so go throw a gymbag full of nickels at that. Right now. Go. Do it.
We're very excited to premiere a track from Philadelphia instrumental band Mohican. For fans of Mogwai and Russian Circles, the band is releasing their new EP The Abuse Is Character on January 16th. The EP was recorded 100% live to fully capture the large atmosphere and layers of the band's music which seamlessly translates to their live show. Listen to "Self-Propelled Organism" in the replies.
Solid State' newest members in The Ongoing Concept released their chaotic debut album, Saloon, last August. Today, we are excited to premiere their video for "Failures & Fakes," which comes from that record. If you're into an eccentric brand of some type of metal, hit the replies to check out the video. If you like what you hear, you can grab Saloonon sale for $5.
We're extremely excited to bring you a stream of Lost In Life, the brand new full-length album from New York hardcore band Backtrack. They're easily becoming one of the most notable bands in the hardcore scene, and you'd really ought to keep an ear out for when they're hitting your city on their tour supporting Comeback Kid. Head to the replies to check out the album, as well as upcoming tour dates.
Christopher Minor of Time Will Tell recently recorded a new song called "The Watchful" with Rob Freeman. He then worked with director John Komar on a short-film video for the song. Today, we are excited to premiere the video - it's in the replies. The track is a stark departure of his work with Time Will Tell - the pop-punk sound is now replaced with a dark, atmospheric, and experimental vibe that works very well for him.
With members of Dance Gavin Dance, A Lot Like Birds, Hail The Sun, and Stolas, you'd assume Sianvar's debut EP would play as some safe amalgamation of their resumes. Turns out it's anything but - the boys stretched far past their day bands' comfort zones and set a standard for 2014 post-hardcore excellence akin to early Circa Survive or The Fall Of Troy. Today we're streaming the band's debut EP in full, out January 5 via Blue Swan Records - check the record in the replies, pre-order on their BandCamp, and catch Sianvar on tour with A Lot Like Birds, Stolas, and The Venetia Fair this month.
Today we are very happy to stream The Venetia Fair's The Venetia Fair...Basically Just Does Karaoke. It's always risky to do a an official release of covers, but in true The Venetia Fair fashion, the band doesn't just do it well, they do it with a style and grace that surpasses expectations the theatrical rock outfit set with previous releases. Listen to it in the replies.
Today I am ecstatic to premiere the full length from Speak Low If You Speak Love. The solo endeavor from Good Luck Varsity member Ryan Scott Graham, this release will more than satisfy those looking for new music in the vein of Into It Over It, City And Colour, and Daphne Loves Derby. This is going to be an artist that you'll want to keep your eye on in 2014. Make sure to listen all the way through because every track has its own unique identity. This has been on repeat for me. Head to the replies to listen to Everything But What You Need. The album comes out tomorrow.
Blind Mice is a new band out of New Bedford, MA featuring former Ra Ra Riot drummer Michael Ashley and current Half Hearted Hero guitarist AJ Mills. Their debut EP, Come Down, is due out in early 2014. We are streaming the first track from the effort, "Step On My Neck," in the replies. Check it out if you're a fan of '90s alternative rock a la Third Eye Blind, Weezer and Foo Fighters.
If you're channeling Thrice and Defeater as much as early 2000's rock like 10 Years or Tool, I'm interested - which is why I'm happy to premiere Matter's latest tune. We have "A Voice", the first song from their upcoming sophomore album, Teraphim. In the coming days, the band will seek crowd-sourcing to help finish the record with producer Erik Ron (I The Mighty, Get Scared, Panic! At The Disco) - so check out the song, and follow their Facebook to find out when you can donate. Then, donate.
Unconditional Arms was conceived by The American Scene guitarist Jeffrey Wright as a gift to his then-unborn son. After releasing his ambitious debut, Kinship, earlier this year, Wright has returned with another whirlwind of ambient instrumentation. "No Nerves" is a song inspired by love, courage and perseverance. Listen to it in the replies.
If you dig the vibe from bands like Deftones, Circa Survive, or even Thrice, you may dig New Jersey's A Balance Between. Today, we are premiering the band's new video for the song "Negative Space," which you can watch in the replies. The band's upcoming EP of the same name will be released in January 2014 via Broken English Records and can be now.
Today we're premiering Count To Four's new video for "I Hope Not." The pop-punk band made references to "Say Anything…", "Ferris Beuller’s Day Off", and "Better Off Dead," so how can you go wrong? Watch the video and read a text commentary in the replies. The album is available for purchase on Bandcamp.
The holidays are just around the corner, so here's another holiday song. This time it's the indie-pop duo Golden Youth's live session of "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas." Hit the replies for the video. You can also downloadQuiet Frame; Wild Light and a Christmas song for free all month. Happy holidays!
Today we're premiering a new track from Connecticut's A Will Away called "The Masochist's Daughter." The band has a new EP called Cold Weather coming out on Giant MKT Records. This song lives in a world that's between the likes of Pentimento and Forever Came Calling. Listen to the song in the replies.