Vinny Vegas released their album The Big White Whaleon vinyl yesterday, but I'd be lying if I said that the album hasn't been dominating my iTunes for weeks. Reminiscent of the music I grew up loving here on AP.net, The Big White Whale is an emotionally charged and nostalgic album that's relatable throughout. Take a listen to the entire album here and head to the replies to watch an exclusive acoustic video of "Last of the Lung Benders." Enjoy!
Loose Planes is the latest band to bring back the attitude of '90s alt. The Detroit quartet also has a knack for creating music that's equally powerful as it is catchy. Today, we're bringing you the band's new self-titled EP in its entirety, which can be streamed in the replies. Loose Planes is available on July 8th and can be pre-ordered via 6131 Records.
With the news of Jimmy Eat World's Futures anniversary tour, I feel like there's no better time to premiere this. We've got an exclusive stream of Daisyhead's (excellent) cover of "Work" off the upcoming No Sleep RecordsComp for Mom. Check out the track in the replies and then pre-order the comp off their site.
You may remember Haverford's split last year with State Lines, who the band will be supporting on tour for a short stint. Well, the band recently wrapped up a new EP called Alaskan Summer. Today, we are streaming the whole thing. Hit the replies to check it out - it will be name your price on July 3rd.
Pittsburgh-based act The Homeless Gospel Choir will be releasing a new album, I Used To Be So Young, on July 15th via A-F Records. Today, we are premiering the band's new video for "Armageddon," which you can view in the replies. The unique singer-songwriter/folk-punk act is about coming face-to-face with adulthood and has no desire to participate, and cleverly tackles topics of social and political matters with utmost honesty. If you dig it, make sure to pre-order the LP.
On July 8, Pacific Ridge Records will be releasing volume four of its annual The Scene compilations. Today we're premiering a track by post-hardcore act The North, titled "If the Suit Fits." Check that out in the replies, and if you like it, pre-order the comp.
Earlier this month, Everley dropped their debut The Tyger and the Lamb. It's a great album in the vein of Circa Survive, but heavier. Today we'e excited to premiere the video for their single "Daggers of Self-Doubt." Check that out in the replies, read our review, and then order it on their bandcamp.
Trapdoor Social recently released their new EP, Science of Love. You may remember their 2012 EP, Death Of A Friend, which featured Death Cab For Cutie’s Jason McGerr on drums. Today, we are premiering a live in studio performance of "Angel City" off of it. Fans of pop-rock with piano hints should enjoy this one.
But we are. Everyone is the same. Whether it's a boy or girl singing on stage or someone walking down the street or in a classroom, no one should have to deal with being touched or sexually assaulted. For some reason musicians on stage are viewed as some kind of approachable sex symbols. And I'm sure a lot of people have seen a girl get on stage and hug a lead singer and not thought twice about whether or not they wanted to be hugged. But I certainly wouldn't walk up to a girl on the street I thought was cool or attractive...
To celebrate the release of Love, Robot's new album, B.A.D., we are streaming the whole thing today. This should be right up the alley of fans of an edgier We Are The In Crowd and VersaEmerge. Check it out in the replies, and be sure to pick it up if you like what you hear.
Dakota Drive is a indie rock collective gearing up to release their new two-song EP To Anyone, For Anythnig. Today we're happy to bring you a stream of "Brothers & Sisters" off that EP. It's a nice little acoustic track, and Andrea O'Connor's vocals have often been compared to Adele's. Yeah. So you should stream "Brothers & Sisters" in the replies, and if you like it, be sure to pre-order.
Today we have a brand new song from Philadelphia's Reward. The song is titled "Seep" and it's off the band's upcoming Mutant League Records' EP, Painted Desperation, which hits stores on June 24th. If you're into bands like Title Fight, Balance and Composure, and the like, then you need to check this out in the replies. If you dig it, the EP is available to pre-order.
Speaking in Shadows is gearing up to release their new EP The Lies We Lead in late July, and today we're excited to premiere the video for the first single, "Technicolour Trainwreck." The song contains hints of bands like Transit and Gameface, be sure to check this out.
We have an exclusive lyric video premiere of My Iron Lung's new song "In Defense of Drowning," which you can watch in the replies. It's off the band's upcoming Pure Noise Records release, Relief, which hits stores on July 8th (pre-order).
In support of their upcoming stint on the Acoustic Basement at Warped Tour, Light Years recorded acoustic renditions of three tracks from their latest LP, I Won’t Hold This Against You. Stream them in the replies below. You can grab the Acoustics digital EP from Paper + Plastick for a buck to help the band out this summer, and be sure to catch their set if you go to Warped.
Today, we're premiering Trophy Wives' new live music video for "I'm Gonna Make You Famous", a fan favorite from their first EP Letting Go, self produced in 2012. They are currently writing their first full length record with high hopes to debut in 2015. Stay tuned for a chance to catch them on the Vans Warped Tour in Mansfield, MA via the Ernie Ball BOTB.
Zero Platoon recently filmed a couple acoustic performances of Driver Friendly. Today, we are excited to premiere an acoustic performance of "Everything Gold," a new song off the band's upcoming fantastic album, Unimagined Bridges. Check out the video in the replies, along with the newly released album version. The album releases July 15th via Hopeless Records, and be sure to catch the band on tour. If you're interested in more of these types of videos, Zero Platoon is an organization that works with touring bands through video interviews and live performances to encourage and bring hope to young members of the military who struggle with depression.
Today we're proud to premiere the brand new video for And We Danced's "The Ring." In case you missed the first post about this band, it features Zaq Zrust (formerly of Cadillac Blindside) and Jeremy Tappero (formerly of The Stereo and The Jealous Sound). The song comes from the band's upcoming album Back to the Middle which is available for pre-order right now on Paper + Plastick Records. Less reading, more listening.
Want to hear a new song from Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!? I thought so. Head to the replies to check out "Good For You", which can be found on the band's re-issue of their latest record, Pardon My French, out on Fearless Records - you can pre-order it here.
All the Shelters have signed to Famined Records. Today we're excited to premiere the music video for their single "White Sun," taken from their upcoming full length, Chasing Light. Check it out in the replies.
This week's Quiet Country Audio session is from Darling Harbor. The Buffalo-based quartet combines indie rock, pop, alternative and folk influences into a sound reminiscent of The Head and The Heart, Good Old War and Barenaked Ladies. Watch their performance in the replies.
It's no secret that bands like Brand New and Manchester Orchestra are among this website's favorites. So it makes sense we'd premiere a song by Young and Heartless, a band whose sound is strongly influenced by those two, while still sounding like its own entity. "Tomorrow's Problems" is a highlight off their upcoming The Pull Of Gravity, and it can be streamed in the replies.
You may rememberKiven from around 2012 when they released their Step EP. Well, their debut self-titled album is out now. Today we are premiering a live version of "I Can Take It," recorded live at EastWest Studios in Hollywood and produced by Tony Hajjar, the man behind At The Drive-In's arrangements. Hit the replies to watch the video.
Today we're teaming up with Purevolume and PropertyofZack to bring you the album stream for Ghost Town's new album The After Party. If you hit the replies you'll be able to stream the album and read a short commentary on three songs from album. Hit up Purevolume and POZ to read about the rest of the tracks. Like what you hear? Buy the album on iTunes or from the band's webstore.
Today we're excited to bring you a premiere of Pyro, Ohio's new music video for "Before the Sun Sets...." Check that in the replies, and if you like what you hear, check out their tour dates in the replies.
Head to the replies to watch the latest Quiet Country Audio session with Buffalo, NY pop-punk act Head North. They play four tracks from their EP, Scrapbook Minds, which they self-released earlier this year. Give 'em try if you like The Wonder Years, Transit or The Story So Far.
Hit the replies to hear a brand new song from Tim Version from their upcoming album Ordinary Life. The song is called "A Dream About Dean's Dream" and the album will be out on No Idea Records later this year.
Today we've teamed up with our friends at Purevolume and Property of Zack to bring you some new Mayday Parade songs! Purevolume has "Worth a Thousand Words," POZ has "Stuck in Remission," and we've got "Hear the Sound" for you in the replies. The three songs come from the band's deluxe edition of Monsters In The Closet set to release tomorrow, and don't forget the band will be on this year's main stage of Warped Tour.
Today we're streaming "Three Whole Years" from Junior Battles' second full-length record Rally, which will be released on Tuesday via Paper + Plastick. Listen to the song in the replies, let us know what you think and if you like what you hear pre-orders are still available. You should also read our interview with guitarist/vocalist Sam Sutherland if you haven't yet.
We decided if we were going to do this record we were going to indulge all of our dumb shit, which means loving Limblifter, loving the Constantines and loving this insanely dumb idea of ‘And you will score the winning goal because you are very good at sports.’
People in Cars used to be the solo project of Etay Pisano. Now a trio comprised of Pisano, Mike Toohey (bass) and Jesse Hangen (drums), the band is getting ready to release a self-titled seven inch this June. Today we're excited to premiere the A-Side to the single, entitled "Let Go." It's a spacious alt-rock track perhaps in the vein of some Anberlin music. Listen to it in the replies and pre-order here.
Sad and French consists of Jose Prieto, Edwin Santacruz and Greg Taylor. The band's press release tells me that the trio "writes songs about girls and booze," which is right up my alley. Today, we're premiering "Second Floor," a raucous and twangy number that'll get you tapping your feet. The song is off the band's upcoming self-titled debut, which will be available on May 27th via Black Numbers (pre-order now). Check out the song in the replies.
Massachusetts' pop punk group Half Hearted Hero are currently hard at work on their new album for Animal Style Records. Although the effort does not yet have a title or release date, we were able to get our hands on a new song. Head to the replies to hear "Dreams," which marks a further progression from last year's Whatever.
Today, we're premiering a brand new Muscle & Bone song titled "XO," which is off the band's upcoming new LP, Peace & Light, which will be available next Tuesday, May 27th, via Black Numbers. The song is a delicious slice of 90's alt-rock with a splash of contagious melody thrown in for good measure - if you liked Weezer back when they were good, then this track is for you. Check it out in the replies and then scoop it up by pre-ordering it.
Hit the replies to view our premiere of Tied To Machines' video for their new single, "Tampa Bay Mutiny". "Tampa Bay Mutiny" is the raging follow-up single to the Belfast-based hardcore punk band's critically-acclaimed debut album, Carla. The track is a sonic call to arms from a band very much at a crossroads in their journey. If you're looking for two minutes of rage and anger to kick off this fine Wednesday, the band are at your service. The track is available to download on their Bandcamp.
Today we're excited to bring you the official music video for Seacats' new single "anxiety (dumb things)." The video is the band's "attempt at an art film that is an interpretation of the creator's inner anxiety." Check it out in the replies
Two of our favorite up and coming bands, Tiny Moving Parts and Old Gray released a split 7" today and you can stream it in the replies. It's one of the better splits you'll hear in 2014 and if you dig it, make sure you pick up the split immediately.
Connecticut pop-punk act The Tired And True are releasing a live cassette tape later this month. In addition to nine original songs, the album also includes a rendition of Hot Rod Circuit's "At Nature's Mercy." You can stream the cover in the replies. The hand-numbered tape is available for pre-order (with digital download) from Broken Rim Records.
The second volume in Broken Heart Records' Two Sides to Every Story split 7" series features Mike Felumlee and P.K. Workman. You'll know Felumlee as the former drummer of Alkaline Trio and Smoking Popes as well as his budding solo career, while Workman is an up-and-coming singer-songwriter out of Utah. The split features two songs from each artist, as well as a digital bonus track collaboration. Stream it in the replies and pre-order it from Broken Heart Records.
Pilot For A Day will release a deluxe version of Better Air on July 1st, featuring three acoustic tracks. We are premiering the acoustic version of "Take This Chance." Hit the replies to give it a listen. The album was produced by Marc McClusky (Weezer, Ludo, Hit The Lights) and should appeal to fans of the softer side of bands like You Me At Six.
Today we are bringing you an exclusive premiere of Echosmith's brand new video for "Come With Me." Check the replies for the video. Lead vocalist, Sydney Sierota, had this to say about the video's concept:
We loved the miniature photography concept for this web video. We thought it was such a unique way to represent the songs message of when you have someone special to love it makes life's journey an adventure
Visitors features members of Heartless Breakers, Dustbloom, and Downpoor. The band will release a new EP called Blueshift on May 20th. We are giving you an early taste of it with a new song called "Springtides." Hit the replies to hear it and watch an accompanying lyric video. This is one of the heavier tracks on the EP, with the heavier moments reminiscing Drop Dead, Gorgeous or even letlive, while the melodic parts have a heavier Circa Survive vibe. You can also grab a free download of another new song called "Ages" and pre-orderBlueshift.
St. Louis trio Lobby Boxer are releasing a self-titled EP today via Save Your Generation Records, and we're excited to bring you an exclusive stream of the entire thing. Plus if you like what you hear, the whole thing is available for free download here. Fans of Circa Survive should dig on this.
Stanley and the Search will be releasing Weightless on July 15th via Take This To Heart Records. The album is a re-mastered version of their first EP, Weight, with 3 bonus songs. Today, we are premiering one of the new songs called "Anatomy" with an accompanying lyric video. Hit the replies to hear it. Fans of pop-punk/rock kind of in vein of The Swellers should enjoy this. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album.