Northbound started in 2012 as the solo project of Jonathon Fraser of hardcore act Sleep Patterns. Death Of A Slug releases today, featuring 5 full band tracks and 5 acoustic tracks mastered by Mat Kerekes of Citizen. Hit the replies to hear the whole thing.
Today we are excited to stream The Analog Affair's latest EP, Wild. You can hear it the replies. If you like what you hear, you can download it at name-your-price. Fans of brooding electronic indie music should enjoy it.
Today we are streaming the recently released record from Michigan hardcore band Tall Tales. Nightlife is a throwback to 90's and early 2000's hardcore acts that will be sure to please older fans of the genre yet still be able to connect with the younger generation. Listen to the record in the replies. It is now available on Hotfoot Records.
Today we're featuring a song from Indiana pop-rock band My Sweet Fall. The young band just put out its new record Cheap Therapy and we're streaming the track "Make You Mine." Listen to it in the replies.
Day at the Fair - one of the most underappreciated bands of the Drive-Thru Records glory days - is back with their first song in nine years. Head to the replies to stream "The Brightening," which was produced by Rob Freeman. If you like what you hear, pick up the single on Bandcamp, iTunes or Amazon. All profits will go toward the recording of their final album, The Epilogue, which is due out later this year on Broken Heart Records.
New England is becoming a hotbed for up and coming pop-punk/emo/indie acts. When I had Grandview's record sent to me by a friend, I knew this had to be heard on the site. One dash Transit, Into It Over It, and Pentimento, Everything Between Paint And A Wall will surely attract many new fans once it's heard. Listen to the record in the replies and grab it on iTunes, Amazon, and Bandcamp.
Green Day's Dookie turned 20 this year, but its influence can still be felt to this day. Case in point: Rochester, NY punk rock trio Envious Disguise. Head to the replies to stream "She Hates Me" from their debut album, Blood, Sweat and Beers, which comes out tomorrow via Eat Here Records. The concise, punchy number could easily fit between four-chord anthems by Green Day and MxPx on your skateboarding mixtape.
If you took Augustana and Acceptance and took away the piano, you'd be listening to Kansas City's Mime Game. While a large and ambitious comparison, the midwestern four piece released one of the most criminally unknown and under-appreciated EPs of 2013. Today we're bringing you this four track EP to your attention for you to drool over. Do Your Work is full of that great softer alternative rock we've come to love on the site but still maintains a fresh and upbeat vibe that cannot be denied. Listen to the EP in the replies.
Formed only a year ago, Head For Cover recently released their debut album, Last Year's Dead Weight. Today, we are streaming the whole thing. Hit the replies to check it out. Fans of the more pop-punk/melodic parts of A Day To Remember or Four Year Strong should enjoy this one. The band has already been on tour with the likes of Hawthorne Heights and Set It Off, but their sound leans more toward the pop-punk side of the spectrum.
Today we're featuring a stream of a new track from Pittsburgh, PA's Nevada Color. The indie rock outfit are releasing the single "New Mexico" to hold fans over until they record their new record, which you can help fund on Kickstarter. Listen to "New Mexico" in the replies.
Living Phantoms is the new project of Will Benoit, singer and guitarist of Constants, and today they released their Shiver EP via The Mylene Sheath. I've spent the past few hours sitting here working while enjoying the great view of my snow-covered neighbourhood (Canada eh), and this EP could not have hit my speakers at a better time; this beautiful and ethereal music is just perfect, and I can't decide if it's a good thing that I'm completely lost in these melodies the way I am right now, but I would be lying if I said that I'm not loving every minute of it. "The Mylene Sheath strikes again!" were my first thoughts, and I feel even more convinced now that this will end up being one of my...
Out of Sacramento, Wrings have only been together for just over a year. However, they've already been on the road with the likes of The Neighbourhood and AWOLNATION in that time. The band recently released a new EP, Phases, and we're excited to stream a track from it - "Before I Went Away." Head to their AP.net Profile or the replies to hear it.
Think Foster The People meets Arctic Monkeys and throw in some elements of Imagine Dragons. Cleveland, OH's Captain Kidd is creating a serious buzz (with several sold out hometown headline shows and their new single "Freaky Love" has legitimate mainstream potential. Don't get deterred because of the song name. I guarantee you that you'll immediately start dancing in your seat. This song is a poppy and catchy as they come. Listen to it in the replies.
Today we're giving away a free download of The Moms' song, "Bedtime." The band has a new 7" available for pre-order via Paper + Plastick and will have a new full-length out in November. You can download the song and check out some tour dates in the replies.
Boxer (Richmond, VA) has teamed up with Eyes Wide (Hollidaysburg, PA) to record a split EP, which was released today and we're streaming it for you. Boxer enlisted the help of Will Yip (Title Fight, Turnover) while Eyes Wide collaborated with Vince Ratti (Tigers Jaw, Balance & Composure) and the end result is a mix of melodic hardcore and 90s alternative rock. The split will be co-released on vinyl later this summer via Meadowbrook Records and Reveille Records. You can listen to the split in the replies.
Although the band is less than a year year, Moose Blood are already making a name for themselves in the the UK - and now they're ready to invade America. We're happy to announce that the emo outfit will team up with Departures for a a split 7" this summer via No Sleep Records, with Fist in the Air Records handling the UK/European release. Until then, you can stream Moose Blood's recent EP, Moving Home, in the replies. It's like a combination of Brand New's Deja Entendu, The Get Up Kids' Something to Write Home About and American Football's self-titled.
The Directive is a young up-and-coming pop-punk band from Michigan that is trying to carve its place into the over-saturated genre. With the release of its new EP, I Hope This Helps, the band puts out its most ambitious work to date. Although the EP was released, we're streaming the EP in full. You can listen to it in the replies.
Today we're bringing you a featured stream of Stars In Stereo's new Self-Titled album. The band has been touring non-stop and continually growing as musicans after the death of their former band. You can stream the album in the replies and leave your thoughts.
Today's featured stream comes from Toronto-based pop-punkers Live The Story, who released their latest EP The Overcoming yesterday. Hit the replies or the band's AP.net profile to take a listen to the six-track collection, and be sure to snag it from iTunes if you're digging it.
Today we're excited to bring a stream of Bone & Marrow, the debut full-length from Alcoa - otherwise known as the side project of Defeater frontman Derek Archambault. Head over to the band's AP.net profile to give this album a listen, and while you're at it, be sure to read Drew's review of the record. Enjoy!
Today we are celebrating the release of Iceage's brand new album You're Nothing which is out this week via Matador Records. We teased you with the album track "In Haze" last week but now you can head over to the band's AP.net Profile to stream the record in its entirety. To get an idea of what to expect check out Kelly's album review and don't miss out on one of the best albums of the year so far.
Today we're featuring up and coming Rochester, NY based rapper AJ Curry for his song "Cloud 9." The track features the soothing vocals of Nick Thompson and was produced by Kevin Mahoney of Hit The Lights. Head to his AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
We've got an afternoon stream for you guys tonight in the form of All Time Low's cover of Cyndi Lauper's "True Colors." The song appears on Hopeless Records' Love Is Hopeless Compilation, which just came out today. Check out All Time Low's very pop-punk take on the song on their AP.net Profile or in the replies, and pick up the 10-track compilation (which also features We Are The In Crowd, Yellowcard and more) for $4.99 right here.
We have one more featured stream for you as well today, and that's the new EP Orange from Diamond Youth, which you can bump over at the band's AP.net profile. It's in stores today and you can pick it up here. Jason Gardner had some nice things to say about the EP as well in his review.
The Bronx's new album IV hits stores today (pick it up here) and we are featuring a stream of the album over at the band's AP.net profile. While you're checking that out, make sure you read Scott Weber's review as well.
Today I want to spotlight a track called "Hear Our Song" from an incredible band called Safe from NY. Channeling the likes of Jimmy Eat World, Hot Rod Circuit, and Hey Mercedes, Safe is a throwback to early 2000s emo-rock that I love so much. I'm sure many of the site's more seasoned readers will appreciate the band as well. The band just released its debut full-length Cinematic Ocean which you can grab on iTunes and make sure you listen to "Hear Our Song" on the group's AP.net profile. Leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we're streaming the new EP from melodic British outfit A Tale of Two Cities. New Horizons can be found on the band's AP.net profile and if you enjoyed the grandeur of the new Young Gunsrecord this four-track effort is well worth a listen. There's also a track-by-track guide to the EP from the band themselves in the replies.
Casting Curses is a hardcore band from upstate NY that just released its new album Validation. Today, we're bringing you a listen of "Thrashmir," a barn-burner of a track that calls to mind more of the melodic sounds of Every Time I Die while maintaining a heavy edge with a hardcore based style that has emerged in acts like Stray From The Path. Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we are streaming San Francisco indie band Owl Paws' new EP entitled Carry On on Urban Scandal Records. The group's new 6 track EP combines the poppy influences of Young Statues, the guitar work of twinkly emo bands like American Football or The Appleseed Cast, and even throws in a dash of Anathallo-style composition. Head to the band's AP.net profile to stream the EP and leave your thoughts in the replies. The release is available digitally and on vinyl.
Today we are bringing you a stream of Treebeard's upcoming EP, Here Are The Answers. The band's sound is reminiscent of Circa Survive with a hardened edge. The EP drops next Tuesday so give it a listen and purchase a copy if you dig it.
Today we're streaming a new All Human song called "Utah." It's from the upcoming full length Catholic Guilt Or The Queerest Of Thoughts. If you're unfamiliar, All Human is the solo project of Adam Rupert, former guitarist/vocalist of Fear Before. You can listen to the song on his AP.net profile and can buy the single here.
Jocelyn are a brand new pop-rock band from Iowa City, Iowa and they recently put out their debut release, To You and Yours, this past June (which can be purchased on iTunes here). Produced by Kevin Gates (Cady Groves, Never Shout Never, The Ready Set), this infectious five song EP should not go unnoticed. You can stream it in its entirety on their AP Profile. For fans of: Cartel, Artist vs Poet, The Downtown Fiction.
Earlier this week, we premiered a new song from The Stellar Life. After looking through the comments, the band wanted to dispel the negative ideas being said there. So, they've asked for us to stream another new song, "Nineteen." Head to the band's AP.net profile to listen and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we are streaming Benjamin Henderson's new EP Fortunes. The singer-songwriter from San Jose has been creating a buzz for himself opening up for River City Extension this summer. Head to his AP.net profile to stream the six song EP and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today, I could not be any more excited to bring you guys a stream of one of the very best records of 2012. Make Do and Mend has come a long way since 2010's End Measured Mile, and the release of Everything You Ever Loved provides validation that the band's struggles and triumphs have resulted in something fantastic. The album ranges from the aggression of MDAM's earlier music to more Jimmy Eat World and Foo Fighters-influenced sounds, as Drew noted in his great 9.5/10 review, and ultimately this is an album you don't want to miss out on. So head to their AP.net Profile to stream the whole record, and be sure to check back tomorrow or Wednesday for our Too Long; Do Read feature on the band.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, members of Trapped Under Ice, Terror and Down to Nothing were able to come together to form Diamond. Unlike the blistering hardcore of its members' other projects, Diamond plays '90s-style alternative rock a la Weezer and Jimmy Eat World. The band's debut EP, Don't Lose Your Cool, was self-released last year, and today it makes its debut on vinyl via Black Numbers. You can stream the album on their AP.net profile. If you like what you hear, download it for free here and pick up a copy of the record here.
Today we are streaming the track "Red Lights" from The Swellers recent 7" release Vehicle City Blues. Sure, we know the vinyl was released already, but who doesn't mind a little bit of The Swellers during their day? The band has a couple more weeks left of tour before they head back into the studio to record a new album. Head to the band's AP.net profile and leave your thoughts in the replies.
Today we're bringing you the full-length debut from Winnipeg pop-punk trio Dangercat. Where I'll Be will be released tomorrow through The Newform Label and you can stream it right now on the band's AP.net profile. If you're into bands like Living With Lions and Banner Pilot, there's a good chance you might like this. The band will also be playing some Canadian shows in June and you can check the dates in the replies.
This Day and Age recently released Always Leave the Ground on vinyl through American Dream Records. Since the stellar album came out way back in 2004, originally on One Eleven Records, we've partnered up with the band and label to bring you a full stream of the record to refresh your memory. Check out the stream on the band's AP.net Profile and if you like what you hear, it's available to order now. Reminisce about the album in the replies, or if you're just hearing it for the first time, leave your thoughts.
Today Animal Kingdom released their sophomore album The Looking Away via Mom + Pop, which was produced by David Kosten (Bat For Lashes). The band has yet to receive the attention that they deserve in North America, so we're celebrating the release of their new record by streaming it in its entirety on their AP.net profile. Don't know the band? Think the lovechild of Coldplay, Snow Patrol and classic Brit pop and you get the idea. In other words, this is a perfect record for these spring nights, so go take a listen and let us know what you think. If you like what you hear, make sure to support the band. Enjoy.
We're super stoked this week to bring you a stream of the new Our Lady Peace album Curve, available April 17. You can check it out over at the band's AP.net profile. Be sure to leave your thoughts in the replies, and if you like what you hear be sure to pick it up next Tuesday.
Today we're streaming Tim Barry's new record, which will be released through Chunksaah tomorrow. Head to the AP.net profile to listen to 40 Miler and let us know what you think in the replies. We also asked Barry some questions and you can read the interview over here.