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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/08/16 - 07:48 AM
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."
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/08/16 - 07:34 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/05/16 - 09:26 AM
Teen Agers will be releasing a new EP titled Young Gods in March via Smartpunk. Today we are streaming the Florida punk's new song "No Shadows" in the replies. It's reminiscent of The Get Up Kids, The Menzingers, and the like. Check out the new song and EP track listing in the replies and pre-order it afterwards.
Drew Beringer on 02/02/16 - 11:19 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 02/02/16 - 07:20 AM
We had the privilege of premiering No 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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/29/16 - 08:34 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/28/16 - 07:09 AM
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.
Jason Tate on 01/27/16 - 11:24 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/27/16 - 07:01 AM
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.
Zac Djamoos on 01/26/16 - 02:20 PM
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.
Shana Davidson on 01/21/16 - 06:56 AM
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.
Shana Davidson on 01/19/16 - 06:11 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 01/12/16 - 07:07 AM
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!
Shana Davidson on 01/12/16 - 06:32 AM
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.
Craig Ismaili on 01/11/16 - 10:59 AM
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.
Shana Davidson on 01/11/16 - 06:42 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/17/15 - 10:51 AM
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.
Jake Denning on 12/17/15 - 07:35 AM
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."
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/10/15 - 11:24 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/08/15 - 01:43 PM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/08/15 - 07:11 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/07/15 - 07:03 AM
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.
Craig Ismaili on 12/04/15 - 08:58 AM
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.
Ryan Gardner on 12/04/15 - 06:10 AM
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.
Keagan Ilvonen on 12/02/15 - 10:14 AM
After three years of silence, Punchline has reemerged with a new album, Thrilled. From classic pop-punk jams to contemporary pop tunes, from electronic flourishes to indie influences, this is the ever-evolving group's most eclectic effort yet. The album drops this Friday, December 4th; pre-order it from InVogue Records or iTunes.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/02/15 - 09:10 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 12/02/15 - 07:07 AM
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.
Aaron Mook on 11/24/15 - 11:07 AM
Since The Matches have (kinda) returned and graced us with new music, it only seems right that we get a music video too, right? While the band released a video a few weeks ago, we've got the group's directors cut version of their video for "Life of a Match." They've dropped the lyrics from the video and added a little tweak for good measure. So jump to the replies to check it out and take a stroll down the scene's memory lane.
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/19/15 - 12:23 PM
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.
Ryan Gardner on 11/19/15 - 06:32 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/09/15 - 10:31 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/06/15 - 08:14 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 11/04/15 - 06:58 AM
You may remember that last week we posted about MIGHTY 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
Keagan Ilvonen on 11/03/15 - 01:02 PM
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.
Aaron Mook on 11/03/15 - 07:49 AM
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.
Aaron Mook on 11/02/15 - 07:14 AM
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.
Drew Beringer on 10/29/15 - 05:47 AM
This week, I'll be having a track-by-track discussion with the Pentimento boys about their excellent new album, I, No Longer. You can leave any song-specific questions you might have for the band in the replies.
Aaron Mook on 10/26/15 - 01:52 PM
Bad Timing Records (Thomas' slush fund) signed pop-punkers ROMP not too long ago, and are gearing up to re-release the band's EP Sorry, 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).
Blake Solomon on 10/26/15 - 07:21 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/26/15 - 05:57 AM
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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Deborah Remus on 10/26/15 - 05:09 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/23/15 - 07:38 AM
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.
Drew Beringer on 10/15/15 - 10:35 AM
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.
Alex DiVincenzo on 10/09/15 - 08:51 AM
You can now watch a new set of Quiet Country Audio sessions with Rochester, NY act Druse in the replies. Fans of Touche Amore will want to check this out.
Aaron Mook on 10/08/15 - 11:38 AM

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