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.
These days people are so caught up with boring bullshit like families and careers and stuff. I feel like it's a major problem with society. Look around you! There are waves to be shredded and...
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...
Blending pop punk, melodic hardcore and rock influences, New Orleans' Variants could appeal to fans of anyone from Emarosa to Make Do and Mend to A Loss for Words. We're premiering their new music video for "Understand" in the replies. The track appears on their upcoming Jay Maas-produced EP, Commonwealth, which comes out on October 23rd.
Come Wind will be releasing their new album Move In Place on November 20th. The album was fully fan funded via Kickstarter, and the band exceeded their goal. We have premiered a song or video for them every year since 2012, and we are keeping that up today with their new single "Clarity." Hit the replies to watch the video for the new song. Per usual, the song should definitely appeal to those of you who really miss The Graduate with some vibes from The Dear Hunter. If you like what you hear, be sure pre-order the album.
Trophy Lungs are releasing their new album Day Jobs on October 16th via Antique Records. The record is about the moment when someone encounters the realities of life and the internal battle faced to keep his or her spirits alive when times get tough. We are premiering the new video for "Bathroom Graffiti," which you can watch below. The song clocks in at just over two minutes, being a rapid speed pop-punk track that reminds me a lot of Forever Came Calling's Contender. If you like the track, be sure to pre-order the record.
Chicago pop-rock outfit Ship Captain Crew's new EP, The Ocean Floor, is streaming in the replies. The band will self-release the effort this Friday, October 9th. Its six songs run the gamut of pop-rock influences, ranging from The Maine to The Starting Line to Minus the Bear.
After yet another successful summer on the Warped Tour, The Amity Affliction are getting ready for another U.S. headlining tour, featuring support from Chelsea Grin, Secrets, Cruel Hand, and The Plot In You - you can find all dates/tickets here. Being on tour always means long drives and lots of music to pass the time. I had the opportunity to check in with bassist/vocalist Ahren Stringer, as well as one of my favorite tour managers, Gino Scarim, and find out their favorite songs to listen to while on the road. Hit the replies to check it out!
So you may not know this but Smartpunk is back and they are putting out punk rock records. Today we have a premiere from one of the newest signees, Boca Raton, Florida's Protagonist. The band's new EP is titled Jean Jackets in June (available October 23rd) and the song is titled "Let's Get It." It'll bring back warm memories of early Rufio and Saves The Day. Check out the tune in the replies and then pre-order these jams via Smartpunk.
Phoenix's Sundressed will release their second EP of the year, The Same Condition, on October 23rd via Take This to Heart Records. We're streaming a new track from the effort titled "Good as You" in the replies. The indie punk sound is elevated by a huge hook reminiscent of vintage Boys Like Girls or Cute Is What We Aim For.
If you like acoustic tunes that are a little more folk than punk you might want to check out Sam Russo, a singer/songwriter all the way from the U.K. who is releasing his sophomore full-length, Greyhound Dreams, next week on October 9 via Red Scare Industries. Listen to "Western Union" in the replies and let us know what you think. If it's your thing you can pre-order the record and if you live in the U.K. you can catch him in November on tour with Dan Andriano from Alkaline Trio.
"I wrote it with my friend James Hull from Leagues Apart. It's written from a load of scrambled notes and memories about being down and out in New York City and Holloway, London. We sat down and...
It's no secret that Topshelf Records continually kills it with its new roster additions. So it shouldn't be shocking that recent signees Pretend follow the trend with its upcoming debut album, Tapestry'd Life (in stores October 9th). Today we are premiering the gorgeous seven-minute track "Through The Snow," which is an excellent example of intelligent post-rock that'll take your senses through sweeping soundscapes. Check it out in the replies and then pre-order the ten track LP from Topshelf HQ.
Massachusetts rockers ZERO HOLDS are putting out their new EP The Struggle on October 2nd. We're incredibly pleased to be able to stream the EP in its entirety with everyone in advance of it's release. Hit the replies to give The Struggle a listen. The EP is a pulverizing and emotional listen, reminiscent of the very best of Manchester Orchestra, while still retaining the punk ethos of bands like Alkaline Trio. The EP's title is especially fitting considering it's subject matter revolves around fighting through the toughest of life's moments, progressing despite struggles that threaten to hold you back. ZERO HOLDS will also be doing an EP release show this Friday, on the night of the...
Lydia's debut album, This December; It’s One More and I’m Free, officially released 10 years ago yesterday. We are incredibly excited to announce that Bad Timing Records will be pressing it to vinyl for the first time, which you can pre-order starting Wednesday the 30th at 2 EST. It will release on November 13th, and you can find the pressing variants below. While the band is still going strong today - Run Wild just released - many fans consider this record and Illuminate to be the band's classics. To celebrate the anniversary and news, we would also like to dedicate this thread to fans reminiscing on the record, as we always have great 10 year discussions around here.
We're premiering No Tide's new music video for "Sunday Morning" in the replies. The song appears on the Nebraska pop-punk outfit's full-length debut, Death of the Sun, which is still streaming here. Recommended for fans of The Story So Far, Saves the Day and The Menzingers.
Today, we’re excited to premiere a brand new song from Absolute 100 inductees The Blithedale Romance titled “Brainwaves.” The song’s release comes in the form of a live studio session with WTSR Underground. Their groovy brand of mathy noise rock is reminiscent of some of the more chaotic moments of The Fall Of Troy, while still maintaining the melodies of Envy On The Coast, and the unpredictable nature of The Sound Of Animals Fighting. Hit the replies to hear “Brainwaves” and make sure you check out the rest of the session which will drop tomorrow.
Before Banquets call it quits, they're releasing one last album, Spit at the Sun, on October 9th via Black Numbers. We're premiering a new song from the effort titled "Lucky Lighter" in the replies. As you'll hear, the New Jersey group have pushed their melodic punk sound to explore emo and post-rock influences. Clearly, they're looking to go out with a bang.
Head to the replies to watch Fable Cry's new music video for "You Ain't My Baby No More," which was shot in a single take. Inspired by classic songs of heartache, the track sounds kind of like The Vandals covering Foxy Shazam at the circus. It appears on the "theatrical scamp rock" group's new album, We'll Show You Where the Monsters Are, which is out now.
Last week, we brought you a Live Session of The Spill Canvas performing One Fell Swoop in its entirety. When that show sold out, frontman Nick Thomas added a second show at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA on August 24th, in which he played (most of) the band's debut album, Sunsets and Car Crashes. You can watch the full set in the replies.
Blacklist Royals have started an ongoing series of free covers to pay tribute to bands they love. The first installment - Dead Time Vol 1: Songs of The Cure - finds the Nashville rockers putting their spin on three The Cure classics: "Plainsong," "A Forest" and "Pictures of You." Head to the replies to stream and download the EP.
Around this time last year we premiered a Nothernmost song called "All Smiles." Today, we are premiering their whole new EP, Pinedale, a day before the release via Rude Fox Records. The EP reminds me a lot of what I loved about Head North's Bloodlines and A Will Away's Bliss earlier this year. Opener "Greenbrier" has a slow build aided by the drums, while "Afterglow" is the loudest song here, resembling Balance & Composure as the vocals build around the guitars. I have a feeling a lot of you will enjoy this one - give it a listen below.
Dead Ahead (featuring former members of Autopilot Off and With The Punches) will be releasing their self-titled new album on October 9th via Panic State Records. Today we're bringing you a premiere of the new song "Exit Letters" -- which you can check out in the replies. If you like what you hear, make sure to pre-order the new album.
No one told Pentimento about the sophomore slump. We've been covering the band since their earlydays, and they have yet to disappoint as they've progressed. Their forthcoming album, I, No Longer, is their most nuanced and cohesive effort to date. Head to the replies to hear their new single, "My Solution Is in the Lake," which infuses a Jimmy Eat World vibe into their signature sound. Produced by Paul Leavitt (All Time Low, The Dangerous Summer), I, No Longer will be released on October 23rd via Bad Timing Records.
Mountain Man's debut album, 2011's Grief, comprised of 17 tracks in 24 minutes. Their forthcoming sophomore LP, Rumination, is a mere five songs but clocks in at nearly 29 minutes. Needless to say, it's the Massachusetts collaborative's most ambitious work to date. Testing their limits paid off, as Rumination is one of the best hardcore records of the year. Hit the replies to listen the unforgiving effort, which drops September 22nd via End Result Productions. Recommended for fans of Code Orange, American Nightmare and Defeater.
Gloe features members of Salt Lake bands Visitors, Rile, Grass, and Dustbloom. The band recently recorded their debut EP, Vestige, with Dryw Owens, so fans of his work with From Indian Lakes shouldn't feel far from home here. We are premiering a new song called "Professional Avocation," along with the video - check it out in the replies. As expected, the song has a lot of similarities to From Indian Lakes mixed with the more ambient vibes of Circa Survive, all intertwined with some progressive guitar work.
Remember in 2009 when Weatherbox the totally underrated yet totally rad The Cosmic Drama. Well, in the year of our Lord 2015, Topshelf Records is re-issuing a remastered version of the album, set for release this Friday, September 18th. Even cooler is the fact that we are streaming the entire thing right now in the replies. So listen to that immediately and then pre-order the damn thing.
The Spill Canvasrecently wrapped a tour celebrating the 10th anniversary of One Fell Swoop, and I captured the August 23rd stop at the Middle East in Cambridge, MA for our Live Sessions. Head to the replies to watch frontman Nick Thomas lead the group for nearly 90 minutes, performing the album in its entirety as well as an encore with other fan favorites.
Sledding With Tigers recently released a Space Jam themed album - yep - called Come On and Slam via Antique Records. We are premiering their new video for "Retirement," which features the band performing inside of a bouncy castle. Needless to say, the band is highly entertaining. Give the video a watch below, especially if you're a fan of Modern Baseball or The Front Bottoms.