EXNATIONS hailing from Washington DC create a unique and intense sound. Their video for "More Than Four" goes out to a Childhood Cancer Charity. The video focuses on 16 year old Abby Snider who has been fighting T-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for several years now. 100% of the proceeds from the song will go towards helping Abby’s family with her medical care and is available for purchase on iTunes. We are more than excited to premiere their music video for "More Than Four" in the replies, and help raise awareness for something so important.
You may know Alec Prorock as the former trumpet player of Polyenso. Perhaps you've heard his guest spots with bands like Frameworks and Tides Of Man. Or maybe you've never heard of him. Whatever the case, he's about to release the soundtrack to your Valentine's Day in the form of his debut solo effort, Cloud Chameleon. The album doesn't drop until Sunday, but you can stream it early in the replies. It's an experimental hodgepodge of pop, indie, electronic, jazz, hip-hop, ambient and progressive music.
The members of Philadelphia's Pulling Punches grew up on '90s hardcore and punk bands like Refused, Grade, Strike Anywhere and Kid Dynamite. They've blended those influences with their own original style to create a hard-hitting yet melodic sound, as showcased on their new EP, The Old Colors Are Dead, which is releasing this week via Creep Records. You can stream a new song titled "With Stolen Words" in the replies.
Austin, TX-based pop-punk act Thieves are releasing a covers EP, appropriately titled Two Covers, on February 26th. Head to the replies to hear the band's enthusiastic take on Weezer's "Buddy Holly." The effort was mixed by The Swellers' Nick Diener and also features a cover of The Beatles' "With a Little Help from My Friends."
Rosedale is the brainchild of Toronto musician Mike Liorti. Despite being a solo project, the music incorporates a full-band sound akin to Relient K, All Time Low and Boxcar Racer. Head to the replies to stream a new song titled "Breakin' Me Down." The track will appear on Rosedale's self-titled album, which will be self-released on February 23rd.
We had the privilege of premieringNo Tide's previous music video, so we're happy to bring you their latest as well. "Inverted" is a fast-paced pop-punk track that bridges the gap between early Saves the Day and Knuckle Puck. The song comes from the group's full-length debut, Death of the Sun, which available now from Take This To Heart Records.
Kurt Travis, frontman of A Lot Like Birds and formerly of Dance Gavin Dance, has teamed up with indie-folk singer-songwriter Paul Travis for a split EP. It's coming out on February 1st via Esque Records, but you can stream it in the replies right now. The release showcases a softer side of Kurt while serving as a preview for Paul's new album, which will be released later this year.
Today we're excited to be premiering a brand new song from one of our favorites, The Narrative. If you hit the replies you can check out "Toe the Line" from the band's upcoming release. Make sure to follow these guys on Twitter and Facebook.
Hazing describe themselves as the "saddest boys in Kansas City," but they have a lot to be happy about. They recently signed to InVogue Records, and we can now announce that their debut album, Disconsolate, will drop on March 18th. Jump to the replies to see the band's new music video for "Tumbler." The catchy, emo-tinged pop-punk track evokes The Wonder Years, Transit and self-titled-era Blink-182.
I don't know about you guys, but I'll never turn down a harder-edged emo song. So I'm particularly stoked on our exclusive today: Mimisuki's "The Hand That Strikes the Flower." It carries a similar vibe to Jimmy Eat World's more aggressive material, a la "Bleed American," the song, or Desaparecidos' less aggressive material - the band shares members with Two Knights, if that'll convince you. You can listen to "The Hand..." on the band's profile, and if so inclined, you can preorder their new album The Thrills of Living from Count Your Lucky Stars; it comes out February 19.
Recently signed with Whelmed Records,Tiny Kingdoms hailing from Villa Park, Illinois create a unique sound that will immediately catch your ear, the group should appeal to fans of Armor For Sleep, Saosin, and Mae. Coming from one of our Absolute 100 bands we're excited to premiere their music video for "Stay" in the replies. The track appears on the band's EP Stay, which is available here for preorder.
The Banshee Pilot is an alternative, concept rock band rising from the post-apocalyptic remains of Detroit, MI. To celebrate their self-titled debut EP, which you can listen to here, we're premiering their music video for "Strike Force Eagle III." The band has been compared to a feel of My Chemical Romance meets Panic! At The Disco. Check out the music videos in the replies.
Phoenix indie punks Sundressed are kicking off a tour with Papertowns. and Chase Huglin tomorrow. To celebrate, we're premiering the group's new music video for "Beck and Call," a catchy, high-energy track that could be mistaken for a Motion City Soundtrack B-side. The song appears on their recent EP, The Same Condition, which is available now via Take This to Heart Records.
Will Gabriel from Los Angeles, California creates a familiar EP for all of us to relate to the wanting to feel special and what it truly means to grow up, this should appeal to fans of Motion City Soundtrack, Mumford & Sons, and You Me And Everyone We Know. We're premiering the entire debut EP for We're Not Special in the replies. Make sure to check it out!
Vox Vocis is gearing up to release their debut album In The Arms of The Sun on January 22nd. But, today, before the whole thing melts your face clean off your maxilla bones, we are bringing you a sneak peak at what the album has in store. Hit the replies to hear the band's new song "Breathe," which calls to mind the prog-rock leanings of post-hardcore acts like Dance Gavin Dance and early Closure in Moscow, but with a frenetic energy reminiscent of The Mars Volta.
The Nightmare Police hailing from Long Island, New York create a familiar yet powerful pop punk positivity that will surely make you sing along, the group should appeal to fans of The Story So Far, Transit, and just a little taste of Get Up Kids. We're premiering their music video for "Eighteen" in the replies. The track appears on the band's debut EP If Only I Could, which is available now.
Today, we're pleased to present the brand new single from New Jersey's Save Face, "Preoccupied." The song was produced by Jesse Cannon, and features guest vocals from Absolute 100 alumnus WATERMEDOWN. "Preoccupied" is the first installment in a trilogy of interconnected music videos, and it's a prequel of sorts to the band's video for "Brain" which we premiered last May. The song will be released to iTunes and streaming services January 14, but hit the replies now to check out the video before then. The song DNA explored by Microwave and Have Mercy is definitely recognizable in this single, so fans of those bands will find something to love here.
You might be aware that a little movie called Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens tonight. To celebrate, we're premiering One Week Gone's Star Wars-inspired music video for "Clear Eyes, Full Hearts." The catchy pop-punk song is the title track from the Swedish group's latest EP, which we're still streaming here.
Today, we're exclusively streaming the brand new album from Before Their Eyes, Midwest Modesty, out 12/18 via InVogue Records. The record was co-written and produced by Craig Owens (Chiodos, D.R.U.G.S.), establishing itself to be one of the best post-hardcore records of the waning months of the year. The band has really come a long way in the last decade, and if you're a fan of the genre, you should find it absolutely necessary to give this album a chance. On a personal note, I'd recommend the track "The Positive and Negative Of Being Alone". If you like what you hear, you can pick it up here.
It only seems fitting that we bring you a new track from Montana outfit Sioux Falls on the same week that Fargo delivered an edge of the seat episode taking place in, you guessed it: Sioux Falls. The track's called "Soaked In Sleep" and it's from their debut double album, Rot Forever, which drops on February 19th via Broken World Media (You know, the label started by The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die mastermind Derrick Shanholtzer-Dvorak) and Standard Brickhouse. So jump to the replies to check out the lo-fi/post-punk greatness that is "Soaked In Sleep" and when you're done, head over to our sister site Stereogum to stream the band's first single, "Dom."
Awaken I Am have already taken their native Australia by storm, and now they're setting their sights on America. Progressive post-hardcore highlighted by soaring clean vocals, the group should appeal to fans of Emarosa, Sleeping with Sirens, and Saosin. We're premiering their music video for "Landslide" in the replies. The track appears on the band's debut album, Shields and Crowns, which is available now.
Indianapolis outfit The Drama State have injected their pop-rock stylings into a rendition of Shawn Mendes' "Stitches," making the hit single even more infectious. Head to the replies to watch the band's video for the cover. It was done for fun to tide listeners over between their recent The Quiet Life EP, which they released while on Warped Tour this summer, and their sophomore LP, currently in the works.
Baby G used to work as a dancer/singer for the likes of Rihanna, P. Diddy, Ricky Martin and Nelly. These days, she's taking the center stage as the vocalist of Shinobi Ninja, a genre-melding group that combines hip-hop, metal and rock. Head to the replies for the premiere of their "Bang Bang" music video. The song appears on their new maxi-single, FunBang, which is available now.
By now, you've surely noticed that we were huge fans of The Front Bottoms' "Back on Tour" tour that recently concluded. You've seen our photo galleries and read our reviews that we've done over the past few weeks. Now, we're happy to bring you perspective from the other side of the camera, as we present you part seven of the band's Tour Update documentary. This was one of the year's best tours, so you're not going to want to miss the behind-the-scenes view this video gives you. Hit the replies for the full video. You can watch the first six parts of the tour doc on the band's Youtube page.
We Were Sharks are releasing their new EP, Not A Chance, on December 11th via Panic State Records. We are streaming the whole thing a week early - check it out in the replies. The band brings a pop-punk sound from Canada that reminds me a lot of what I like about Forever Came Calling - fast-paced vocals backed by guitars that really up the ante from standard power chord pop-punk. I'd definitely give "Without You" and "How To Lose Your Cool" a listen. If you're digging the songs, be sure to pre-order the EP.
Since The Swellers have called it quits, Jono has been busy with various projects. First there was BraidedVeins and now there's Baggage. He's traded the drumkit for a bass and started singing and the results are fantastic. Today we're premiering the second track from the band called "Safety Net" which you can find in the replies along with a write up about the track from Jono. Cheaper Than Therapy is available digitally on December 18th as a pay what you want release and for the first two months any money raised will go to the restoration of their friend Ron Luczak, whose house was burned down by an arsonist in Flint, MI.
You may remember hearing 4th 'N Goal's cover of Bring Me the Horizon's "Drown," which gained attention earlier this year. The Italian pop-punk act is back with a new music video for "Pickles," which follows a sentient pickle on its journey to self-acceptance. Head to the replies to check it out. The catchy tune appears on the band's recent EP, Turn Out the Light, which is available now. Recommended for fans of Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals and New Found Glory.
Today, we're fortunate to bring you an exclusive stream from Pettigrew, a duo featuring Household frontman Josh Gilbert. Meloncholia is reminiscent of nu-wave emo bands La Dispute and Balance and Composure as well as the melodic moments of pop-punk juggernauts The Story So Far. It's a unique and effective blend of styles, and if you like what you hear, you can preorder the album here and check out the band's upcoming tour dates in the replies.
Today, we're bringing you a brand new music video from Terror, for their song "Sick and Tired", off their latest record, The 25th Hour. It's a short, fast, and aggressive track that features the band taking turns on each others position in the band. Hit the replies to check out the video, as well as dates for the band's headlining tour.
Halogens will release their new, self-titled EP on January 9th via Why Bother Records. We are premiering their new song "Ayúdame!," which you can hear in the replies. The EP was produced by Gatherers’ Adam Cichocki. If you're really into Tiny Moving Parts or The Front Bottoms, this song is for you.
I've always been a big fan of DC hardcore and the Dischord Records sound. So it's no surprise that I like Slow Code. A clear throwback to that era of post-hardcore, "The Patron Saint of Architecture" is streaming exclusively on the band's profile. It comes from the band's debut EP Marketable Skills, out December 18. Keep your eye on them if you're at all a fan of Fugazi, etc.
Canada's PINE just released a new split with Dead Leaves on Friday through Take This to Heart Records. We're debuting the colorful music video for one of PINE's tracks from the effort, "Waste," in the replies. The female-fronted indie rock group mixes '90s influences like That Dog and Garbage with contemporary acts such as Lydia and Balance and Composure.
You might not yet be familiar with Struckout, but you soon will be. Think McClusky, but with Isaac Brock on vocals. So yeah, this one's a homerun. The song, titled "Maybe I'm Ed Wood," comes from their upcoming What You Deserve, out the 21. If you like what you hear, you can pre-order the album on limited edition red-tinted cassettes from Funeral Sounds (out of 100). Check out the track in the replies.
Want to time travel back to the 1990s? All you have to do is listen to Ivadell's Maybe Tomorrow in the replies. The South Carolina group's debut album drops this Friday, November 6th, on Broken Circles. Its melding of alternative rock, post-hardcore and shoegaze influences evokes '90s favorites like Quicksand, Hum, Failure and Slowdive.
You may remember that last week we posted aboutMIGHTY releasing their first song, "Fingertip." Well today we're lucky enough to bring you another new song called "Other Kids" which is the third track off of their upcoming EP, Bye, Have Nice!, which drops this friday via songintheair. It's worth noting that the release had the help of members of Grouplove, All Get Out, o'Brother and Big Jesus. Head to the replies to give the track a listen and let us know what you think. Then after you've done all that go pre-order the EP and receive a digital download of the whole release on demand
We hope you enjoyed Part One of our track-by-track exclusive with Mike Hansen of Pentimento, because today, we present the second half of our discussion about the band's latest full-length, I, No Longer. Give it a read in the replies and let us know what you think so we can catch up with more of your favorite bands.
This past week, I got the chance to catch up with Mike Hansen of Pentimento and we talked about the band's new album, I, No Longer, at length. We spoke about the album's artwork, working with Paul Leavitt, and went in-depth behind some of the album's lyricism among other things. You can now read Part One of the exclusive track-by-track discussion in the replies. This was a really wonderful experience and if you enjoy reading it, be sure to let us know so we can catch up with more of your favorite bands.
Spartan Records will be releasing Kiska's new self-titled record this Friday. If you yearn for the post-hardcore sound from the 90s then you're gonna love "Tear The Dark Down," which you can stream in the replies. The record was produced by Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, The Wonder Years, Superheaven, Balance & Composure) and can be pre-ordered physically and digitally.
Count Your Lucky Stars Records recently signed Grand Rapids, MI, four-piece The Cardboard Swords. The band's style of goofy indie rock recalls bands like The Front Bottoms, Runaway Brother, or Modern Baseball. Next month they'll be releasing their debut self-titled album, and we've got a special treat for you. At the band's AP.net profile, you can stream the entire thing early. Isn't that amazing? Check it out if you're a fan of any of the bands listed, or the general CYLS roster, and preorder the album if you like what you hear (which you will).
Bad Timing Records (Thomas' slush fund) signed pop-punkers ROMP not too long ago, and are gearing up to re-release the band's EPSorry, Not Sorry with the bonus track "Burrito." It's about burritos. Have you ever had a burrito? I'd never heard of them before this song, but they seem pretty tight. Check out the music video if you like: A.) Burritos B.) People eating burritos C.) Balloons D.) Pizza (just kidding).
North Carolina pop punks Summer Wars will self-release their debut EP, Better Days, this Friday, October 30th. You can stream it in the replies right now. Although the band only formed earlier this year, they've already crafted a fun, energetic EP that will appeal to fans of Real Friends, Knuckle Puck and Handguns.
If you're into Masked Intruder and '90s SoCal punk then you should probably check out The All Brights, a goofy new quartet most notably featuring Dave Hause (Big Dave Wave) from the Loved Ones and Sean Sellers (Shreddin Sean) from Good Riddance. Check out "Hell on a Surf Board" in the replies and if you like what you hear the band is releasing an EP called ...Are Wild For the Night! digitally on Friday and physically on November 6 via Red Scare Industries. Pre-orders are still available.
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Unconditional Arms - the instrumental post-rock project conceived by The American Scene guitarist Jeffrey Wright - have released a live album/concert film titled Live at Santo. The audio is available on all digital services, but the video performance is exclusively available from The Native Sound. Head to the replies to watch not one, not two, but three videos from the eight-song set. The band tears through "Conscious Whirr," "First Look" and "Son, Daughter, Daughter" in front of an intimate studio audience, live and unabridged, in their hometown of Oakland, CA.
Choir Vandals will be releasing a new record next year via 6131 Records and in the replies you can check out the band performing new song titled “Freak Show." The track was filmed as part of the Altered Course live session series, filmed and curated by Chris Avis. Check out the video in the replies along with some upcoming tour dates.
I'm very excited to share a brand new artist to the Other People Records family, singer/songwriter Brianna Hunt, who performs under the name Many Rooms. Today, we're premiering the title track from her upcoming EP, Hollow Body - hit the replies to check it out. I strongly believe many readers here will fall in love with her music, so please do follow her on Twitter. Jesse Barnett of Other People Records had this to say:
When I first heard Brianna it seemed like such an obvious choice for Tom and I. I fell in love her songs and her style of writing and playing. There's a haunting patience to her songs that is hard to find and even harder to pull off. There's no frills, no bullshit, no...