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WATCH: 5 Seconds Of Summer, “Girls Talk Boys”

In addition to being one of the best movies out this summer, Ghostbusters rolled out one hell of a soundtrack. It includes the likes of Zayn, Fall Out Boy (ft. Missy Elliott) and 5 More »

STREAM: Moose Blood, “Sulk”

Moose Blood have a new album, Blush, dropping August 5. The group have been touring in support of the effort, but have found the time to give fans a taste of what to expect. More »

STREAM: Touché Amoré “Displacement”

Following the news of their upcoming album, Touché Amoré, released a kickin’ new single titled “Displacement.” The song is off forthcoming album, Stage Four, which is scheduled to release on September 16 through More »

Korn Announce New Album, Stream Single “Rotting In Vain”

Korn announced the release of their 12th studio album, The Serenity Of Suffering. The album is scheduled to be released on October 21 through Roadrunner Records. In anticipation of the album, the band More »

STREAM : “Circus” From Scarlett Saunders

New and upcoming artist Scarlett Saunders is making a name for herself in the music industry. With a new EP coming soon entitled Blue Again, we are definitely feeling the summery vibes More »

WATCH: Our Last Night, “Toxic (Britney Spears Cover)”

Our Last Night have plenty of awesome original material, but have been dabbling in a lot of new covers lately. As part of their “Decades of Covers” series, the group released a More »

My Chemical Romance Are Up to Something

It has seemed like a few long, long years since My Chemical Romance called it a day. Fans everywhere mourned a truly a revolutionary group. Luckily for fans, vocalist Gerard Way, guitarist More »

STREAM: Sianvar “Psychosis Succumbing”

Post-hardcore supergroup, Sianvar, released a new song titled “Psychosis Succumbing.” The song is the second single off the band’s impending debut full-length release, Stay Lost. The song’s aggressively smooth sound creates a demeanor that is More »

This Wild Life Announce US Tour With Have Mercy,  Movements, Many Rooms

In anticipation of their upcoming album, Low Tides, This Wild Life announced a US and UK tour. The band will have support from Have Mercy, Movements, and Many Rooms. The US tour kicks More »

Against Me! Announce New Album, Premiere New Song

Since their defining album Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Against Me! have been a bit quiet aside from some touring now and then. Now, the group has some definite, cool plans. Against Me! will be releasing More »

WATCH: The Devil Wears Prada, “Daughter”

In the midst of working what is sure to be an epic album, The Devil Wears Prada have released a new single to tide fans over. The group premiered a music video More »

STREAM: 5 Seconds of Summer, “Girls Talk Boys”

Ghostbusters is sure to be a big hit this summer, with the stacked soundtrack to match. The reboot’s soundtrack features artists like Zayn, Fall Out Boy (ft. Missy Elliott), and 5 Seconds of More »

WATCH: Crown The Empire, “Hologram”

With a new album dropping in several days, Crown The Empire are gifting fans another new single. Hot off of the heels of their single “Weight of the World,” the guys premiered More »

WATCH: The Color Morale “Walls” Music Video

Last month, The Color Morale released a new song titled “Walls.” And now, the band are back with a music video for the single. The track is off the band’s upcoming album, Desolate Divine, More »

More Warped Tour Coverage: A Chat with Ernie Ball Winners, Actor|Observer

Every year, guitar string manufacturer, Ernie Ball, holds a huge Battle of the Bands competition for Vans Warped Tour. Artists submit music and the public votes. This year, 41 bands for 41 dates were chosen More »

10 Year Anniversary Tour Coming For Cute Is What We Aim For

2006 was a much simpler time, where pop punk was king and we all loved the fad of skinny jeans, eyeliner and going absolutely everywhere with straightened bangs and our favorite music More »

STREAM: Crown The Empire “Weight Of The World”

Crown The Empire released a new song titled “Weight Of The World.” The single is off the band’s upcoming album, Retrograde, which is scheduled to release on July 22 through Rise Records. More »

STREAM: The Amity Affliction “This Could Be Heartbreak”

As they’re getting ready to release their upcoming album, The Amity Affliction released a new song, and accompanying music video, for single “This Could Be Heartbreak.” With a careful mix of heavy and More »

As It Is Recording New Album

As It Is have decided to just keep going with their momentum. In wake of announcing a special one-off show at Anaheim, California’s  Chain Reaction and releasing a deluxe edition of Never Happy, More »

Beartooth Announce Headlining Tour, Premiere New Music Video

For anyone bummed out that they are missing out on some Beartooth action this summer, do not fret. The guys are ready to hit the road and give U.S. fans a stacked More »

 

WATCH: 5 Seconds Of Summer, “Girls Talk Boys”

5 Seconds Of Summer NEW 2016In addition to being one of the best movies out this summer, Ghostbusters rolled out one hell of a soundtrack. It includes the likes of Zayn, Fall Out Boy (ft. Missy Elliott) and 5 Seconds Of Summer.

5 Seconds Of Summer premiered a new music video for their single from the soundtrack, “Girls Talk Boys.” The clip is full of whimsical fun and perfectly compliments the song’s irresistibly catchy vibe. Check it out after the jump!

You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

STREAM: Moose Blood, “Sulk”

Moose Blood NEWMoose Blood have a new album, Blush, dropping August 5. The group have been touring in support of the effort, but have found the time to give fans a taste of what to expect.

Moose Blood premiered a new single from the album, “Sulk.” It is full of melancholy charm and a calm, but enticing tone. Check it out after the jump!

You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

STREAM: Touché Amoré “Displacement”

TOUCHE-AMORE-band-200x133Following the news of their upcoming album, Touché Amoré, released a kickin’ new single titled “Displacement.” The song is off forthcoming album, Stage Four, which is scheduled to release on September 16 through Epitaph Records.

The song explores what happens when someone you care about believes in a higher being, but you can’t get yourself to believe in the same God.

“You died at 69 with a body full of cancer,” Jeremy Bolm sings. “I asked your god, ‘How could you?’ But never heard an answer.”

Stream the song below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section. To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD, here.

Touché Amoré is currently on tour with Ceremony, Gouge Away, Hum, Basement, and Balance & Composure, each on different dates. You can check out a list of tour dates, below, and buy concert tickets here.

Korn Announce New Album, Stream Single “Rotting In Vain”

Korn - promoKorn announced the release of their 12th studio album, The Serenity Of Suffering. The album is scheduled to be released on October 21 through Roadrunner Records.

In anticipation of the album, the band released lead single, “Rotting In Vain,” along with an accompanying music video.

The song was written about being in a dark place, and feeling confined by stressful situations. “Be it relationships, or feeling when you’re stuck and you’re just being abused or you don’t like where you’re at, and you just sit there and rot,” said vocalist Jonathan Davis.

“I’m just sitting there, fucking dying and letting it happen for years and years and not helping myself to get out of that place. That’s the vibe that inspired the song,” Davis continued.

Check out the music video for the new song, below, and let us know what you think of it, in the comments section. Pre-orders for The Serenity Of Suffering are available now. You can purchase a CD here.

STREAM : “Circus” From Scarlett Saunders

tumblr_o8kvwwZgu21qdc3tuo1_1280New and upcoming artist Scarlett Saunders is making a name for herself in the music industry. With a new EP coming soon entitled Blue Again, we are definitely feeling the summery vibes with her newest single “Circus”. Saunders takes her audience on a journey, allowing her music to not only entertain but takes a more literary approach to her work, as the music paves the way for exploration. Saunders prides herself on exploring the nature of human relationships through various mediums, and through music and lyricism is just a new way of expressing those intimate relationships and connections.

“Circus'”insights just that thought, with imagery play coming to the listeners mind, but also the soothing voice of Saunders bluesy vocals comparable to that of Lana Del Rey,  really makes this track stand out as a special one on the EP indeed. Paired with some interesting synth, “Circus”can be seen being added to any indie collection as well as some pop airplay in the future.

 

Check out and listen to “Circus” via Soundcloud below the jump or purchase the EP Blue Again here.

WATCH: Our Last Night, “Toxic (Britney Spears Cover)”

Our - Last - Night - promoOur Last Night have plenty of awesome original material, but have been dabbling in a lot of new covers lately. As part of their “Decades of Covers” series, the group released a new ’90s inspired cover.

This time, it was a revamped version of Britney Spears‘ “Toxic.” The cover has lots of energy, with some awesome aggression and sick riffs. The OLN guys definitely added their distinctive flair to it, and it turned out pretty awesome. Check it out after the jump!

You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

My Chemical Romance Are Up to Something

104519-my_chemical_romanceIt has seemed like a few long, long years since My Chemical Romance called it a day. Fans everywhere mourned a truly a revolutionary group. Luckily for fans, vocalist Gerard Way, guitarist Frank Iero, guitarist Ray Toro, and bassist Mikey Way all had separate projects lined up to fill the void.

Of course, you can never fill the original void. MCR were held in high regard, and it looks like they may be back to take the crown. The group posted a cryptic Facebook video that shows a waving flag and the date “9/23/16.”

In addition, the page changed its default photo, complete with a new logo. Fans are speculating that the announcement could be a reunion tour in celebration of the ten-year anniversary of their 2006 smash album, The Black Parade. Check out the teaser video after the jump.

Whatever it is, the music world is ready. Come on back, My Chemical Romance!

For more My Chemical Romance, you can buy a CD here!

TRACK-BY-TRACK: Darling Valley – Crooked Orchards

darling valleyFolk rock foursome Darling Valley released their newest album Crooked Orchards last month and we have a very special treat for you all! The band has given us a look into their writing process and how each of the tracks came to be. You can listen to the album below and check out our exclusive track-by-track of Crooked Orchards after the jump!

If you like what you hear, and we’re positive you will, you can purchase a CD from Darling Valley here.

Darling Valley recently put together an amazing playlist of songs you can drink wine to for us, and you can check that out here.

Keep up with the band by following them on social media:  Facebook | Twitter | InstagramWebsite

STREAM: Sianvar “Psychosis Succumbing”

sianvarPost-hardcore supergroup, Sianvar, released a new song titled “Psychosis Succumbing.” The song is the second single off the band’s impending debut full-length release, Stay Lost.

The song’s aggressively smooth sound creates a demeanor that is not always explored in post-hardcore bands.

With beautiful instrumentation that comes across as groovy meandering, the song shows a careful, and catchy, mixture of prog-rock, experimental rock, and post-hardcore influences.

Sianvar is made of up Will Swan of Dance Gavin Dance, Donovan Melero of Hail The Sun, Sergio Medina of Stolas, and Joe Arrington and Michael Franzino of A Lot Like Birds.

Stay Lost is following up Sianvar’s self titled 2014 EP. The full-length is scheduled to release on August 5th through Blue Swan Records. Pre-orders for the release are available now. To get your own copy, you can purchase a CD here.

In anticipation of their upcoming album, the band will be on tour this fall with My Iron Lung and Save Us From The Archon. Check out a list of dates and locations, below. To see them live, you can purchase concert tickets here.

This Wild Life Announce US Tour With Have Mercy,  Movements, Many Rooms

In anticipation of their upcoming album, Low Tides, This Wild Life announced a US and UK tour. The band will have support from Have MercyMovements, and Many Rooms.

The US tour kicks off on September 14 in Los Angeles, California before traveling full circle throughout North America.

On October 24, This Wild Life will kick off their UK and European tour in Paris, Frace. The supporting acts for the overaeas tour have yet to be announced. Check out the full list of dates and locations, below!

Low Tides is scheduled to release on September 9 through Epitaph Records. To hear more from This Wild Life, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

Against Me! Announce New Album, Premiere New Song

Against - Me! - promoSince their defining album Transgender Dysphoria Blues, Against Me! have been a bit quiet aside from some touring now and then. Now, the group has some definite, cool plans.

Against Me! will be releasing a new album, Shape Shift With Me. The release date is September 16 through Total Treble Records. In addition to an album announcement, the group premiered a new track, “333.” Check out their album announcement after the jump, as well as their new song!

You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

WATCH: The Devil Wears Prada, “Daughter”

the devil wears pradaIn the midst of working what is sure to be an epic album, The Devil Wears Prada have released a new single to tide fans over. The group premiered a music video for “Daughter” off of their forthcoming album Transit Blues due October 7.

The haunting, intense song is complimented by some incredibly jarring visuals and a haunting narrative. The track is as heavy as Prada get, which is good news for fans anticipating their forthcoming album. Check out “Daughters” after the jump!

You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

MY FIRST TIME: Table Talk

Table TalkWe’ve only been playing under this guise for about a year and a half now but in that time we’ve done two tours, four weekend runs, recorded and released a split, and recently released our first EP Table Talk. We decided early on that we were going to make an honest attempt and try to progress this band in the direction we want it to go.

Writing played a huge role in advancing our passions as we really hadn’t played together for a very long time before deciding to write the record. Ryan had joined our band only three months before we released our first split which we recorded while on our first tour so there wasn’t a lot of time for us at the beginning to really get a chance to work with one another intimately.

STREAM: 5 Seconds of Summer, “Girls Talk Boys”

5 Seconds Of Summer NEW 2016Ghostbusters is sure to be a big hit this summer, with the stacked soundtrack to match. The reboot’s soundtrack features artists like Zayn, Fall Out Boy (ft. Missy Elliott), and 5 Seconds of Summer.

5SOS premiered their cut featured on the soundtrack, “Girls Talk Boys.” It is a change of pace for the normally rambunctious pop-rockers, featuring some seriously skillful vocals and a dance-y, diso-inspired beat. Check it out after the jump!

For more 5 Seconds Of Summer, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

WATCH: Crown The Empire, “Hologram”

Crown The Empire NEWWith a new album dropping in several days, Crown The Empire are gifting fans another new single. Hot off of the heels of their single “Weight of the World,” the guys premiered a music video for their track “Hologram.”

The eerie music video captures the tune’s infectious, yet deep, tone. Some great performance shots mix with a heartbreaking narrative that enfolds through the video. Definitely an interesting change in tone for Crown The Empire. Their forthcoming album, Retrograde, drops July 22. For a taste of what to expect, view the music video after the jump!

You can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

WATCH: The Color Morale “Walls” Music Video

TheColorMorale-2014Last month, The Color Morale released a new song titled “Walls.” And now, the band are back with a music video for the single. The track is off the band’s upcoming album, Desolate Divine, which will be released on August 19 through Fearless Records.

The song talks about battling with one’s own demons with lyrics: “I built these walls to keep the outside world from me, and I’ll fight to stay in the hell of my own mind it’s safer on the inside.” The video features a chilling story-line of challenges and triumphs. Check out the video, below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

The band will be playing the entire Vans Warped Tour this summer. To see them live at the one and only punk-rock summer camp, you can buy concert tickets here. To hear more from The Color Morale, you can purchase a CD here.

More Warped Tour Coverage: A Chat with Ernie Ball Winners, Actor|Observer

Photo by Jason Cox

Photo by Jason Cox

Every year, guitar string manufacturer, Ernie Ball, holds a huge Battle of the Bands competition for Vans Warped Tour. Artists submit music and the public votes. This year, 41 bands for 41 dates were chosen to perform on the Journey’s main stage.

Yesterday was Day 17 and the day Boston-based post-hardscore band, Actor|Observer, got to live their dream. It was their third time playing Vans Warped Tour, their second time winning the competition, but their first playing the main stage.

“It was pretty unreal,” frontman, Greg Marquis said. “We had a huge crowd and so many familiar faces, but also new faces getting really into our music, and all day had people telling us they loved our set. It felt great.”

“After 11 years of attending Warped Tour, it was an absolute dream come true to not only be a part of the show, but to actually play the same main stage as New Found Glory and Sum 41. Those two were huge influences to me picking up a guitar,” guitarist Kyle Kowalsky said.

None of that, though, could top Chad Gilbert (New Found Glory), one of the Ernie Ball judges, watching from side stage.

“We were all truly amazed by the experience and are endlessly grateful to Ernie Ball, Chad, Kevin Lyman, and everyone we encountered during the day for making it such a gratifying experience,” Kowalsky added.

The Ernie Ball contest isn’t over. The Grand Prize is $40,000 in cash and prizes and will be awarded to one artist after Warped ends. In the meantime, Actor|Observer are planning shows to fill out their 2016 calendar and writing their next album. Their last record, The Longer Now (Heads Up Records), will be pressed to vinyl soon and is available for pre-order.

Watch their post-show interview after the jump. To purchase CDs or concert tickets, click here.

10 Year Anniversary Tour Coming For Cute Is What We Aim For

tumblr_n7l1udVUkz1qiguw3o1_12802006 was a much simpler time, where pop punk was king and we all loved the fad of skinny jeans, eyeliner and going absolutely everywhere with straightened bangs and our favorite music playing. The year of 2006 also marked the release of one of the most iconic albums from Cute Is What We Aim For, Same Old Blood Rush With A New Touch.

With tracks like “Curse Of Curves”, “Newport Living” and “There’s A Class For This” there was something special about this debut album that the fans eagerly latched onto.

Frontman Shaant Hacikyan spoke fondly about the album when the band announced the anniversary tour stating, “10 yearrrrrrs! This is so surreal. I’m not entirely sure what to say about a record that turned our lives into a movie for a few years other than to thank you from the bottom of my left side for making it possible and allowing us to live a dream one more time this fall.”

Now with a decade passing since the album’s release, the band have announced a huge headlining tour for the 10 year anniversary beginning in September for the USA, but will be hitting Australia for tour in just a few months with shows beginning in August.

Check out the full tour dates below the jump (and dates where fans can vote for their city to be a stop via fanbassador/facebook), buy concert tickets here and relive some old Cute Is What We Aim For favorites by purchasing any cd here!

PLAYLIST: Songs To Drink Wine To

darling valleyBeing a band of two married couples, our lives are filled with so much more than just making music together. Throughout the making of our latest record, Crooked Orchards, we would unwind after a long day of tracking by sitting on the couch with a glass (or three) of wine and binge-watching TV shows together. It was these moments that helped make the recording process so comfortable.

Life moves so fast and in so many different directions nowadays that taking an hour or so to just sit and relax with a glass of wine is a very cathartic experience. (We highly recommend it!) Therefore, we decided to put together a playlist to help you do just that. The four of us each chose four songs that we feel are perfect to drink wine to. So grab a glass, sit back, take a deep breath and hit play. Without further ado…

Check out the full list after the jump or stream the entire playlist here.

STREAM: Crown The Empire “Weight Of The World”

Crown The Empire NEWCrown The Empire released a new song titled “Weight Of The World.” The single is off the band’s upcoming album, Retrograde, which is scheduled to release on July 22 through Rise Records.

The song is about living under the limelight and learning to adjust to what people demand of you. It’s about wanting, and trying, to belong. “No you can bite your tongue, ‘Cause I won’t bite mine,” sings vocalist David Escamilla over fast, punchy verses.

Stream the song, below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section.To hear more from Crown The Empire, you can purchase a CD here.

The band have a few shows lined up around the Eastern US this July. To see them live, you can buy concert tickets here.