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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 Guns, Stray From The Path, and Expire, you can buy concert tickets here.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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!
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 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!
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 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.
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 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.
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 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!