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Senses Fail to record acoustic EP

New Jersey-based band Senses Fail have announced that they will be working on an acoustic EP coming up very soon. The band is taking requests from fans for what songs you would like to make the cut, so be sure to reach out to them and let them know what you want to hear on the EP.

This EP will come as a followup to their latest full length album “Pull The Thorns From Your Heart”, which is out now via Pure Noise Records.



Wolves At The Gate to release new album in 2016

We don’t have an awful lot to go on here from a details standpoint, but it looks like Ohio post-hardcore band Wolves At The Gate are setting themselves up for another busy year. The four-piece announced today that they’ll announce a brand-new album today through their label home, Solid State Records.

The as-yet-unnamed release will be the band’s third studio album. If you’re keeping score at home, Wolves At The Gate just released an EP, “Reprise,” via Solid State last year. Their last full-length, “VxV,” came out in June 2014.



Emery announce acoustic living room shows

South Carolina screamo act Emery have announced that they will be playing three intimate acoustic shows in Texas this January.  You can find out all the information on those shows here.

Emery last released a Christmas EP, We Wish You Emery Christmas.  Before that, they released You Were Never Alone in May 2015 through BadChristian and Rude Records.



Silverstein (post-hardcore) announce US tour dates

Emotional hardcore act Silverstein have announced a North American tour with Being as an Ocean and Emarosa joining them as support. A full list of the dates can be found here.

Silverstein’s last full-length release “This Is How The Wind Shifts” was released by Rise Records in 2013.



Asking Alexandria announce new album “The Black”

Asking Alexandria will be releasing “The Black”, their first new full-length album with new frontman, Denis Shaforostov, in March. Not other details but you can see the cover art to the left.

Asking Alexandria last released “From Death Til Destiny” on August 6, 2013 via Sumarian Records, and was their last album to feature former vocalist Danny Worsnop.



EP Review: Suis La Lune – “Distance / Closure”

With the internet how it is, all types of music (including every subgenre of punk and hardcore) have become easily accessible to anyone with a computer. However, it’s also made room for our music scene, and all music scenes, to be oversaturated by band after band lacking creativity. JADEDPUNKHULK put it best when he hilariously tweeted “ANY TIME YOU BLAZE TRAIL, YOU SPAWN LOTS OF BAD VERSION OF YOU BAND. ASK YOUSELF BEFORE RECORD GO TO PRESS IF IT REALLY WORTH IT.” Real screamo is one of those genres that’s never really been too commercially successful, but with the internet how it is, the chances “bad versions” of trail-blazer bands showing up get more and more likely.

Originally, I was going to write off Sias La Lune as one of those “bad version” bands, although the band has been around for a while and had successful, well-regarded records previously. A Facebook friend then posted a song from Distance / Closure on my timeline, noting this particular song (“Within”) was one of the more “epic” songs from the genre this year. I thus decided maybe I shouldn’t be so quick to cynically write Suis La Lune off, and maybe there’s something I’m missing. Thus, I give you my review of Distance / Closure.

The EP, recorded in guitarist Henning’s basement, begins with a long, soft, drawn out introduction to the opening track, “Different Perspective”. Singer/bass player Andy (the press pack only had the band members’ first names) starts to set the mood differently by screaming “How dare you go on,” between lines of a simple guitar solo, frankly making the beginning of this release a bit too cheesy for my taste. Eventually, the song evolves from this corniness to an aggressive post hardcore tune, and ends in a breakdown-y throwback to the cheesy intro, with the same solo and lyrics being repeated, but this time loud and heavy. It’s a great way to complete the track from how it started.

The second song, “Endless Cycle”, also starts off soft and ends aggressive, however it’s not as slow moving as “Different Perspectives” and keeps the listener’s attention a bit easier. Similar to the first song on the EP, it showcases the band’s ability to write technical music and tweak every part of a song to make it to distinct from all other parts, however still sound like a cohesive track. This is something I personally love about screamo music, and Suis La Lune does it well.

The EP’s third track, “Better Parts”, is possibly the best, as well as the shortest track on the entire EP. It’s the most uptempo track and easy to follow while still holding true to the band’s technicality. Personally, this was the song I heard that helped me realize how tight Suiz La Lune is as a band and musicians. They are on the same page as each other and don’t play as sloppy as the wider majority of screamo bands I’ve seen do.

The final track, “Within”, is the longest track on the release, running almost twelve minutes. It has heavy parts, it has soft parts, and it ends all atomsphere-ish to add to the mood of the EP. While I personally believe things like this are overdone, I appreciate the variety this track (and all the tracks) bring to the release. And possibly to my discredit, other people (like my Facebook friend) seem to find this song pretty unique and contributing something good to the genre that is screamo, post hardcore, or whatever else you want to call it.

Overall, Distance / Closure is a really great release. It sounds raw production-wise which is always good, because it brings out the talent of the band all that much more by making you listen more closely. Apart from a few cheesy moments, it’s a solid piece of work from a good band, and if you’re really into screamo then you may find something special. For people who are a bit less invested in their screamo or post hardcore, I would say check this out, but it’s not necessarily as accessible as genre leaders like Loma Prietta or older Pianos Become the Teeth.

For this Distance / Closure, I’m giving Suis La Lune a 4 out of 5 and I’m excited to hear what this band’s next full-length sounds like.



Before Their Eyes stream new album, “Midwest Modesty”

Ohio screamo act Before Their Eyes just released their new album, Midwest Modesty, on  inVogue Records today.  You can stream it in its entirety below.

Midwest Modesty is the band’s 5th studio album.

 



Before Their Eyes streaming new song “The Positive and Negative of Being Alone”

Ohio screamo act Before Their Eyes are streaming their brand new song “The Positive and Negative of Being Alone”, which appears on the band’s upcoming album “Midwest Modesty”.

You can listen to it below.

“Midwest Modesty” is due for release on December 18th through inVogue Records.



Emery releases free EP “We Wish You Emery Christmas”

South Carolina screamo act Emery are giving away their new Christmas EP We Wish You Emery Christmas. With some of their own, original tracks, as well as holiday favorites like “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” and “Come All Ye Faithful,” you can enjoy jammin to this while you do all your shopping and drive to visit your faraway relatives this December. You can download the EP for free here.

Emery’s last release was You Were Never Alone in May 2015 through BadChristian and Rude Records.



Self Help Festival adds The Wonder Years and more to their 2016 lineup

We’ve been keeping you updated on the lineup for A Day to Remember‘s Self Help Festival 2016 and now, four more bands have been added to that list.  The Wonder YearsThe Story So FarCrown The Empire, and Cruel Hand join the bands already set to play the festival.  It will take place in San Bernadino, California on March 19th, 2016 at NOS Events Center.  The full line-up so far can be found below.

You can pick up tickets here and if you’re interested, make sure you take advantage of their Cyber Monday deal today!



Underoath guitarist fundraises for father’s cancer treatment

Tim McTague, the guitarist for Tampa metalcore/screamo band  Underoath has launched a fundraising campaign to help out his dad, who is battling cancer.  McTague credits the support of both of his parents to Underoath’s formation and success as a band, and is asking fans to help his family pay for his dad’s chemotherapy and other treatments.  You can learn more about the campaign and donate here.

Underoath reunited this year after a 3-year hiatus, and they plan to tour again in 2016.



Our Last Night raises funds for victims of Paris terror attacks

New Hampshire post hardcore group Our Last Night is releasing a limited edition t-shirt to raise funds for the victims of the Paris terrorist acts which took place a week ago today.  Proceeds from the sale of the shirt, which reads “We need to break the cycle of hate,” will benefit the French Red Cross.  The message comes from the lyrics of Our Last Night’s single, “A World Divided” off their latest record, Younger Dreams.

The band expanded on what the song means to them and how it relates to the recent attacks:

“When we wrote “A World Divided” we wanted to shed light on how important it is to accept and understand each other. For some reason it has turned into a common human instinct to feel hatred toward an idea we don’t understand. We feel that this lack of perspective is the root of most problems in our world. It saddens us deeply that an amazing city such as Paris has been the most recent target of this ignorant hatred. Paris has shown us so much love every time we’ve ever played there and we will help them in any way we possibly can. All of our thoughts are with those people in Paris, and anyone around the world that was affected by this tragedy. We love you. “

You can pick one up for yourself here.



We Are the Ocean release cover of London Grammar’s “Hey Now”

British rock act We Are the Ocean have released a cover of “Hey Now,” originally by London Grammar. The band will release their version as a single on January 8, 2016 but you can give it a listen below now. (And in case you’re unfamiliar with the original version of the song, we’ve also embedded that.)

We Are the Ocean’s latest album, Ark, was released on May 11, 2015 through Hassle Records.



Before Their Eyes stream new song “We Won’t Make the Same Mistake Again”

Ohio screamo act Before Their Eyes are streaming their brand new song “We Won’t Make the Same Mistake Again”, which features Hotel Books. You can listen to it below.

“We Won’t Make the Same Mistake Again” is taken from Before Their Eyes’ upcoming album Midwest Modesty, which is due for release on December 18th through inVogue Records.



Senses Fail announce 2016 Australian tour dates

New Jersey-based post-hardcore / emo act Senses Fail are taking their show back on the road to Australia for the first time in a few years in early 2016.

The band will kick off a five-day jaunt on March 2nd in Adelaide and wrap things up on the 6th in Perth. Check out the full rundown below. Accompanying Senses Fail on all dates will be Trophy Eyes. Tickets are on sale now; links are in the details in the rundown.

Senses Fail’s last album, “Pull The Thorns From Your Heart,” was released back in June on Pure Noise Records.