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WATCH: Wild Americans “I Wanna Take You Home” Music Video

Wild Americans. If you’re unfamiliar with the band, you won’t be for long. Their name alone suggests a mysterious, almost avant garde vibe, and that’s exactly how they come across. The New More »

American Football Announce New Album After 17 Years

Every kid who claims to like emo music has heard of American Football. They all know about the Illinois band’s iconic white house, the way the letters cut off midway through the band’s More »

WATCH: Joyce Manor “Fake I.D.”

In anticipation of their upcoming full- length, Joyce Manor released a single and accompanying music video for their song “Fake I.D.” The video looks like a scene straight out of Superbad. A More »

Music Launch Summit Announce Free Global Music Conference

Picture this—you’re scrolling through the internet and you come across what looks like the perfect music conference. There are top-notch speakers with years of experience, and the workshop titles practically have your More »

STREAM: Somos “Eternal Yesterday”

Boston, Massachusetts indie rockers, Somos, released a new song titled “Eternal Yesterday.” The single is part of a two-song, tour exclusive cassette the band will have at their 2016 North American Tour. More »

ALBUM REVIEW: At The Heart Of It ‘you couldn’t stay’

Over a handful of bands claim to sound like La Dispute or Touché Amore. The thing is, though, none of them really do. Once in a blue moon, a band will release More »

STREAM: I Declare War “We Wait”

I Declare War released a heavy, new song titled “We Wait.” The track is off the band’s upcoming album Songs For The Sick, which is set to release this fall. “I am the More »

STREAM: Fit For A King “Pissed Off”

Fit For A King‘s upcoming album, Deathgrip, will be out on October 7. In anticipation of the album, the metalcore band released a new song titled “Pissed Off.” According to the band, More »

STREAM: Knocked Loose “Oblivions Peak”

Knocked Loose‘s upcoming album Laugh Tracks is set to release on September 16 through Pure Noise Records. In anticipation of the album, the band released a new single titled “Oblivions Peak.” If More »

The Wonder Years Announce Massive Pop Punk Tour

With so many incredible tour announcements recently, it seems like they can’t get any better. Well, we sure have some news for you. This fall, pop punk legends, The Wonder Years, will hit the More »

STREAM: This Wild Life “Hit The Reset”

Long Beach, California acoustic rockers, This Wild Life, released a new song titled “Hit The Reset.” The song is off the band’s upcoming Epitaph Records release, Low Tides. The soft ballad hits hard More »

WATCH: The Maine “Another Night On Mars” Music Video

Arizona’s The Maine released a music video for their song “Another Night On Mars.” The track is off their most recent album, American Candy. “What’s another night on Mars, with friends like More »

Kevin Devine Announces Headlining Tour

Good news for you indie rock fans: Kevin Devine is making his way back across the United States. He will be touring through October and November in support of his album, Instigator, due this More »

WATCH: Andy Black, “Ribcage”

Andy Biersack of Black Veil Brides recently unveiled his solo project, Andy Black, for the masses. He released a debut album, The Shadow Side, May 6. Biersack unveiled a video for the single “We More »

Slingshot Dakota Announce Tour With Kississippi

Pennsylvania indie punk duo, Slingshot Dakota announced a special US tour with Kississippi. If the news wasn’t already good enough, the bands will have additional support from Dowsing and Ratboys, on select More »

All Get Out Announce Fall Tour With gates and Microwave

There have been so many incredible tour announcements, lately. Well, get ready because we have another one for you! South Carolina’s All Get Out announced their upcoming album Nobody Likes A Quitter which is More »

Crown The Empire Announce Headlining Tour

They may still be tearing up the Vans Warped Tour stage, but Crown The Empire are going full speed ahead. The band have already announced pretty awesome plans for this fall. Crown More »

WATCH: Luke Hemmings (5 Seconds Of Summer) Performs With The Summer Set

The Vans Warped Tour is a festival that breeds many unique and awesome live experiences. Given the different genres, audiences, and bands, there is bound to be some collaboration during the punk More »

ALBUM REVIEW: On Broken Wings ‘Disintegrator’

For all those who eagerly jump in the mosh pits at concerts and scream out to get a wall of death started, look no further than the band, On Broken Wings. Formed in 2001, the More »

STREAM: The Color Morale, “Lonesome Soul”

The Color Morale will be premiering a new album, Desolate Divine, August 19. The group have already premiered two singles: “Walls” and “Clip Paper Wings.” Another single, “Lonesome Soul,” has surfaced. It has all More »

 

WATCH: Wild Americans “I Wanna Take You Home” Music Video

wild americansWild Americans. If you’re unfamiliar with the band, you won’t be for long. Their name alone suggests a mysterious, almost avant garde vibe, and that’s exactly how they come across.

The New Jersey trio announced the release of their debut EP, Lighten Up, which will hit stores on September 9.

“It’s only four tracks, but there’s a lot to dig on in there,” said drummer and vocalist Mike Neglia. “We wanted to create an honest product, so we recorded it live, found our sounds, and said exactly what we wanted to say,” Neglia continued.

In anticipation of the release, the band uploaded a music video for “I Wanna Take You Home,” which you can stream, below. With a sound reminiscent of Mac DeMarco and MGMT, the band have a mellow quality to their sound that makes it easy to get caught up in.

Pre-orders for Lighten Up are available now. To listen for yourself, you can purchase a CD here.

American Football Announce New Album After 17 Years

americanfootballEvery kid who claims to like emo music has heard of American Football. They all know about the Illinois band’s iconic white house, the way the letters cut off midway through the band’s name, and that one pop punk band that referenced American Football in one of their songs.

What I’m getting at is that American Football are pioneers in the current wave of emo music. And, now, 17 years after releasing their first (and only) album, the band announced a new full-length.

Just like their 1999 debut, the upcoming album is also a titled American Football. I mean, it only makes sense, right? The self-titled is scheduled to release on October 21.

In anticipation of the release, the band shared lead single “I’ve Been So Lost For So Long.” Check it out 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.

WATCH: Joyce Manor “Fake I.D.”

7-22 Joyce ManorIn anticipation of their upcoming full- length, Joyce Manor released a single and accompanying music video for their song “Fake I.D.”

The video looks like a scene straight out of Superbad. A girl, who is clearly underage, gets a fake I.D. and is eventually led into a secret club. At two minutes and twenty seconds, the only downfall is that the song is incredibly short.

“What do you think about Kanye West?” sings vocalist Barry Johnson. “I think that he’s great. I think he’s the best,” he continues. Check out the video, below, and let us know what you think of it, in the comments section.

The band’s upcoming album, Cody, is scheduled to release on October 7 through Epitaph Records. To hear more from the band, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

PLAYLIST: Close Out Summer With A Bang And Some Tunes

c0329c331afefe986d68e3885804b660August is officially here and, before you know it, school and responsibilities will begin to loom around the corner. But with the right playlist in mind, one may be able to hang on to the last long and hot days of summer sun and enjoy the carefree ease that summer brings.

Starting off with a bit of a chill indie note with some Bleachers and Royal Teeth, this playlist soon picks things up to a dance mood scattering in some trending Blink 182 and even Halsey to keep the energy up and your summer vibes going.

Check out the full playlist below or via stream on Spotify here and get to enjoying this last month of summer sun and tunes!

Music Launch Summit Announce Free Global Music Conference

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Picture this—you’re scrolling through the internet and you come across what looks like the perfect music conference. There are top-notch speakers with years of experience, and the workshop titles practically have your name written all over them.

You can’t wait to dive head-first into the conference. But then, you see the price tag. You get a headache just thinking about travel and housing. Suddenly, your dreams are thrown out the window.

We have a solution for you: Music Launch Summit. The summit is put on by Music Launch Hub, an online community for independent musicians and industry professionals founded on the idea that we can do more, together.

The free, virtual music conference will span from September 13-30 and will feature over 40 speakers from all corners of the music industry.

There is an optional VIP upgrade that includes lifetime access to all the classes, as well as a four-week implementation program following the summit. It’s a triple threat.

The summit’s focus is on launching your musical career. You can expect to learn about securing indie radio play, building press around your album, songwriting tips, networking, and more all from the comfort of your living room or local coffee shop.

Check out a list of announced speakers and workshops, below. You can secure your free spot here.

STREAM: Somos “Eternal Yesterday”

somosBoston, Massachusetts indie rockers, Somos, released a new song titled “Eternal Yesterday.” The single is part of a two-song, tour exclusive cassette the band will have at their 2016 North American Tour.

The song talks about how nostalgia can keep you from moving on to better things.

“If we’d stayed in line, we’d have more time,” sings vocalist Michael Fiorentino. This is followed by the all-too-repetitive “If I could hear your voice again” chorus that echoes throughout most of the track.

Stream the song, below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section. Both this song and another single titled“Downpour” will be available for purchase on any stop of their tour with Free Throw and High Waisted, which begins on August 24th in Boston.

To see them live, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

ALBUM REVIEW: At The Heart Of It ‘you couldn’t stay’

at the heart of it you couldnt stayOver a handful of bands claim to sound like La Dispute or Touché Amore. The thing is, though, none of them really do. Once in a blue moon, a band will release material that actually does sound like these bands, and they almost always exceed our expectations. And, guess what? Today is that day.

New Hampshire post-hardcore band, At the Heart of it, bear a striking resemblance to these lucrative, almost unclassifiable bands. The group’s latest EP, you couldn’t stay, is an emotional punch to the gut with a unique vocal style, varying guitar tones, and a surprising amount of energy.

ALBUM REVIEW: As Thick As Thieves ‘Whiskey Bent’

Cover Art 'Whiskey Bent'Started out in 2012, As Thick As Thieves began making a name for themselves by touring with bands like Escape the Fate, The Artifact, and Loren Battle. The term ‘hard rock’ doesn’t even begin to describe what the five musicians have created. Their sound is reminiscent of bands like Upon a Burning Body but with their own twist. Their new EP is the big step in making themselves a prominent name in the genre.

STREAM: I Declare War “We Wait”

i declare warI Declare War released a heavy, new song titled “We Wait.” The track is off the band’s upcoming album Songs For The Sick, which is set to release this fall.

“I am the sickness, I am the cure, I control the light inside my heart,” vocalist Jamie Hanks screams. Although the song doesn’t sound too different from anything the band have released, to date, there is still something missing.

Although catchy, it seems like the band built up the album so much that this isn’t as refreshing as what listeners expected to hear. Check out the song, below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section.

To keep up with I Declare War, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: Fit For A King “Pissed Off”

FitForAKingFit For A King‘s upcoming album, Deathgrip, will be out on October 7. In anticipation of the album, the metalcore band released a new song titled “Pissed Off.”

According to the band, the song was inspired by the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris. The band were scheduled to perform there in the days following the attacks.

“The lyrics were written while we were playing Paris four nights after the attack on the Bataclan,” said lead vocalist Ryan Kirby.

“Seeing the way fear had torn apart a beautiful city that I had always dreamed of visiting really pissed me off,” he continuThis song is a strong message about being absolutely fed up with all the violence and killing in the world and that our best way to fight this terror is to not live in fear.”

Stream the song, below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section. To hear more from Fit From A King, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: Knocked Loose “Oblivions Peak”

knocked looseKnocked Loose‘s upcoming album Laugh Tracks is set to release on September 16 through Pure Noise Records. In anticipation of the album, the band released a new single titled “Oblivions Peak.”

If you like hardcore music with heavy riffs and intense breakdowns, this one is for you. The song, as its title suggests, is about how we seem to get so caught up in the swing of things, that we become oblivious to what’s really happening.

“Institutions supporting murder, No, I won’t support it” vocalist Bryan Garris shouts. The song is a strong social commentary that comes just in time, considering all the tragedies we’ve faced recently.

Check out the song, below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section. To hear more from Knocked Loose, you can purchase a CD here. To see Knocked Loose on tour with Stick To Your GunsStray From The Path, and Expire, you can buy concert tickets here.

The Wonder Years Announce Massive Pop Punk Tour

The Wonder Years 2015With so many incredible tour announcements recently, it seems like they can’t get any better. Well, we sure have some news for you. This fall, pop punk legends, The Wonder Years, will hit the road with Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Moose Blood, and Seaway.

This pop punk frenzy will kick off in Colombus, Ohio on October 15 and travel all over the United States and Canada. The tour makes a few weird turns, like traveling from Illinois to Kansas and then to Portland, within 4 days. But, who cares. As long as they come to our town, nothing else matters, right?

Check out the full tour schedule, below, and let just know what you think of the lineup, in the comments section.

VIP tickets for the tour available now. To get the full experience, you can buy concert tickets here.

STREAM: This Wild Life “Hit The Reset”

This Wild LifeLong Beach, California acoustic rockers, This Wild Life, released a new song titled “Hit The Reset.” The song is off the band’s upcoming Epitaph Records release, Low Tides.

The soft ballad hits hard in all the right places. “Don’t cover me up, California. I hardly know you,” Kevin Jordan sings alongside his and Anthony Del Grosso‘s guitar. “The summer’s over, so come back home,” Jordan continues.

Check out the song, below, and let us know what you think of it, in the comments section. If you like what you hear, Low Tides will be out on September 9. To hear more from This Wild Life, you can purchase a CD or buy concert tickets here.

WATCH: The Maine “Another Night On Mars” Music Video

the maineArizona’s The Maine released a music video for their song “Another Night On Mars.” The track is off their most recent album, American Candy.

“What’s another night on Mars, with friends like ours?” frontman John O’Callaghan sings to a crowd full of people. There is an unseen connection between the band and each person in the audience.

The video clips show fans meeting the band, holding up handwritten notes, and showing off their The Maine inspired tattoos. Towards the end, you can expect a passionate sing-along as the band close off their live set.

Wouldn’t it be cool if every concert ended this way? Check it out, below, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section.

To hear more from The Maine, you can purchase a CD here. To see them live, you can buy concert tickets here.

Kevin Devine Announces Headlining Tour

4-6 Kevin DevineGood news for you indie rock fans: Kevin Devine is making his way back across the United States. He will be touring through October and November in support of his album, Instigator, due this fall.

Joining him as support will be Julien Baker, Pinegrove, and Petal. Supporting acts will vary by date, however. Check out all of the information in a Facebook post from Devine after the jump!

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

WATCH: Andy Black, “Ribcage”

Andy Black NEWAndy Biersack of Black Veil Brides recently unveiled his solo project, Andy Black, for the masses. He released a debut album, The Shadow Side, May 6. Biersack unveiled a video for the single “We Don’t Have To Dance,” and has now given the music video treatment to another single.

Biersack premiered a clip for the Andy Black tune “Ribcage.” It is filled with close and personal live footage shots, and detailed looks at Biersack’s life on the road. The video was shot during his recent headlining tour supporting The Shadow Side. Check it out after the jump!

You can buy a CD here!

Slingshot Dakota Announce Tour With Kississippi

slingshot dakotaPennsylvania indie punk duo, Slingshot Dakota announced a special US tour with Kississippi.

If the news wasn’t already good enough, the bands will have additional support from Dowsing and Ratboys, on select dates.

The Fall tour kicks off on October 6 in Atlanta, GA and travels through over 15 cities before coming to a close in Gainsville Florida for The Fest. Check out the full list of dates and locations, below, and let us know which stop you’re heading to.

To see the bands for yourself, you can buy concert tickets here.

All Get Out Announce Fall Tour With gates and Microwave

all get outThere have been so many incredible tour announcements, lately. Well, get ready because we have another one for you! South Carolina’s All Get Out announced their upcoming album Nobody Likes A Quitter which is scheduled to release this fall through Bad Timing Records.

In anticipation of the album, the band announced a Fall tour with gates and Microwave. The “Nobody Likes A Quitter Tour” kicks off on October 27 in Nashville, TN and travels throughout the central and eastern United States.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. EST. To hear more from the bands, you can purchase a CD here or buy concert tickets here, when they become available.

Crown The Empire Announce Headlining Tour

Crown The Empire NEW 2016They may still be tearing up the Vans Warped Tour stage, but Crown The Empire are going full speed ahead. The band have already announced pretty awesome plans for this fall.

Crown The Empire will hit North America this November and December on a headlining run in support of their new album, Retrograde. Joining them will be blessthefall, New Years Day, Too Close to Touch and Light Up The Sky. Sounds like one stacked lineup, so don’t miss it! Check out all of the details in a Facebook post from Crown after the jump!

For more Crown The Empire, you can purchase a concert ticket here or buy a CD here!

WATCH: Luke Hemmings (5 Seconds Of Summer) Performs With The Summer Set

The Summer Set 2016 PHOTO CREDIT-jesse deflorioThe Vans Warped Tour is a festival that breeds many unique and awesome live experiences. Given the different genres, audiences, and bands, there is bound to be some collaboration during the punk rock summer camp.

Fans of The Summer Set got a little bit of an extra surprise during their set in Pomona, CA. 5 Seconds Of Summer guitarist/vocalist Luke Hemmings joined the group to sing “Lightning In A Bottle.” Hemmings killed his guest spot, and a lucky fan (@irwinscouture on Twitter) got some video footage. Check out the footage of the performance after the jump!

You can purchase a concert ticket here (The Summer Set) and here (5 Seconds Of Summer) OR buy a CD here (The Summer Set) and here (5 Seconds Of Summer)!