San Francisco's Worth Taking are self-releasing their sophomore album, Hangman, next Friday, February 12th. We're debuting their new single, "Make This Right" in the replies. Influenced by the likes of Blink-182, Jimmy Eat World and Foo Fighters, the group has been aptly described as “punk enough for you, but still pop enough for your mom." If you like what you can hear, you can pre-order the digital album for just $3.49 on Bandcamp. You might want to grab a free download of their covers EP while you're there.
BeAware was launched in 2012 as the solo project of Montville, NJ musician/producer Michael Lisa. Head to the replies to listen to his new single, "Red," which will appear on the upcoming EP, Another Piece of Cake, due out in February. The mash-up of indie rock, pop and electronic influences may appeal to fans of MGMT, Foster the People or Twenty One Pilots.
The Red Summer Sun only formed in August, but they've wasted no time writing catchy songs and hitting the studio to record their debut EP, Room to Grow. Head to the replies to stream the pop-punk quartet's first single, "From Here." Based out of Burlington, VT and Plattsburgh, NY, the group is recommended if you like Mayday Parade, The Dangerous Summer and All Time Low.
Tuesday, I posted about Sucko (Ethan Oliva of Barlow) streaming "I Am a Scientist" in anticipation of his 52-track Guided By Voices tribute album, American Superdream. Today, you can stream another song from the compilation, "The Official Ironmen Rally Song," in the replies.
Ethan Oliva of Absolute 100 artist Barlow will be releasing a Guided By Voices tribute album titled American Superdream on November 20th under the name Sucko. The compilation will contain 52 tracks. You can stream his cover of "I Am a Scientist" in the replies.
We're debuting The Escape's new music video for "Soon Forgotten" in the replies. It comes from the Philadelphia rockers' forthcoming EP, The Mark We Leave Behind, which was produced by Vince Ratti (Circa Survive, mewithoutYou) and will be self-released on July 28th. With a hard-hitting but catchy blend of pop-rock and alternative, the band should appeal to fans of Rise Against, Anberlin and Foo Fighters.
Makari have announced pre-orders for their upcoming EP, Ghost Stories. When you pre-order, you will immediately receive "Paper Ghosts". I think this band is really going to do something special soon, make sure and keep a close watch on them.
Loose Planes have released a new song called "Licking Cement," which can be streamed in the replies. The band is made up of Luke Schwartz (Make Do and Mend), Brent Mosser, Kyle O'Neil (Fireworks) and Teddy Roberts
You can stream a new Echo Base song called "Have You Had a Nü-Castle Brown Ale" (RIYL: Topshelf Records) on their Bandcamp; it appears on a new compilation called Welcome to Tallahassee! and will also be on the band's forthcoming debut LP.
I had the pleasure of spending some time in the studio with Rochester, NY's Scholar while they recorded their full-length debut, which is due out in July. The up-and-coming pop punkers are reminiscent of Rufio, Slick Shoes and old Blink 182. I filmed their recording process and teamed up with the band to create a lyric video to share with you all. Head to the replies to check out "A Hot Dog for Your Buns." If you enjoy it, you can download it here.
The Awareness just put out their new EP, The Original Sound Recordings, which was executive produced by former Cauterize frontman Jesse Smith. Head to the replies to listen to the lead track, "Tar." If you like what you hear, you can check out the rest of the EP here. The Canadian rockers' sound falls somewhere between Foo Fighters, Anberlin and The Jealous Sound.
After taking a couple years off, Bronx, NY's Daly's Gone Wrong are currently working on a new EP titled Finding Your Heart. Head to the replies to listen to their first song since returning, "Ayy Cicci! Where's the Fuckin Wings?!" In an effort to create music they want to hear, the band combines elements of pop punk, ska and hardcore. "Let's sing it loud like we used to..."
The New & Very Welcome will release her final album, House Fires of the Modern Age, on December 4th. Listen to a track from the effort, "A Song to Sing Stefan to Sleep," in the replies. If you like what you hear, pre-order the cassette. She writes eloquently sad songs like a female Conor Oberst, so check it out if you're fan of Bright Eyes.
Echo Base (RIYL: You Blew It!, Algernon Cadwallader), Henrietta (RIYL: As Cities Burn, From Indian Lakes) and Gillian Carter have released a three-way split. It can be streamed and downloaded for pay-what-you-want on the Die Young Records Bandcamp page and it can purchased on CD format here.
Forever My Love are currently unsigned, but that certainly won't last long. The Long Island metalcore/post-hardcore band is gearing up to release an EP produced by Andrew Wade (A Day to Remember) and Kris Crummet (Dance Gavin Dance). Head to the replies for the first listen of a brand new song entitled "Mirrors." Recommended for fans of We Came As Romans, The Devil Wears Prada and Bring Me the Horizon.
After playing in local Massachusetts bands over the years, Dallas Higgins will release his debut solo EP, End of Days, digitally on November 27th. Head to the replies to listen to the catchy opening track, "Swallow the World."
Far From Proper has released its seven-song EP, Rock Bottom, which was produced, mixed, and mastered by Will Yip (Title Fight, Dead End Path) and also produced by Shane Hendersen from Valencia. The EP is available on the group's Bandcamp, where you can stream it, and physical copies will be made available soon.
That's Outrageousrecently began asking for donations in an IndieGoGo project to fund their second record. Many questioned the $7,500 goal the band was trying to reach, so the group has outlined that budget in a blog here. The budget includes $2,500 for CDs, $1,000 for travel, $1,500 for start-up merch costs, $500 for mastering the album and $1,500+ for studio time.
This Good Robot started as a solo project by former Patent Pending frontman Michael Ragosta. It wasn't long before it became a full band and has since blossomed into an eight-person group. They combine a variety of genres, from indie rock to pop punk to post-hardcore and everything in between. Check the band out on facebook, and you can stream their EP, The Human I Am, which was produced by Tim Payne of Thursday, here. Let us know what you think in the replies.
Hit the replies to stream the first track from Kiven's ReMade Series, where the band remixed their songs with an electronic interpretation. First up is "Frigid Stares." If you like what you hear, you can download the song on facebook for free. In other news, the band will be entering the studio on December 15th to record a new EP, with a tentative release date slated for late January/early February. Full press release in the replies.
Head over to Noise Coalition to watch Kiven perform three songs live from Two In the Same EP. The "Two In the Same" performance contains an extended ending. If you like what you hear, you can download the session for free on bandcamp.
One of our users, Malcom Lacey also known as Arrange, who was recently featured on AP.net has received a positive review from Pitchfork. Be sure to check out his album on bandcamp and buy the vinyl if you have some spare cash.