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No Trigger unveil “Dogs On Acid,” first single from upcoming album, “Adult Braces”

After a bit of time off the “new music” radar, it looks like No Trigger are finally back!

The Worcester, Massachusetts-based punks have announced details of a brand new 12-inch EP. It’s called “Adult Braces,” and it’ll be released by the good folks at Bird Attack Records in digital form on July 28th and on vinyl on August 11th.

As a bit of a teaser, the band have released a video for the album’s first single. It’s called “Dogs on Acid,” and you can check it out below! “Adult Braces” marks their first release since 2012’s “Tycoon.”

Deforester, Cayetana, No Trigger and more added to Pouzza Fest 5 line up

The ongoing “bands advent calendar” at Pouzza Fest’s headquarters is happening just as planned. They’ve begun unveiling bands on December 1st and since the last announcement, Deforester, Cayetana, No Trigger, Mouth (featuring members of Sister Kisser) and Serenity Now have been added to Pouzza Fest’s next year edition which will take place in Montreal on May 15-16-17.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the Pouzza Fest 5 advent calendar is unveil. 3-day passes for the festival can be purchase right here.

Music Video: No Trigger – “Checkmate”

No Trigger has released a music video for their song “Checkmate”. The track comes off of the band’s second album, Tycoon.

You can watch the video below.

Tycoon was released on February 2012 via No Sleep Records.

No Trigger announce U.S. and Canada tour dates

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act No Trigger have announced a handful of U.S. & Canada tour dates. You can check out a full list of dates and locations they’ll be playing here.

The band’s last album, “Tycoon,” was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.

Free Comp: Broken English 2013 Digital Sampler (No Trigger, Useless ID, Pentimento, etc)

Broken English Records are their 2013 sampler for free download.  It’s a pretty badass comp and a great way to discover a couple new punk bands.  It features a whole slew of solid acts like No Trigger, Useless ID, Pentimento, Nightmares For A Week (new song), Gameday Regulars, and … ah, just check out the tracklist when you download it for free here.

Full DVD Stream: Set Your Goals and No Trigger – Mutiny In The UK!

Here’s your punk rock entertainment for the next 45 minutes.

“Mutiny in the UK!” (featuring Set Your Goals and No Trigger) was shot during the summer of 2007 on the UK leg of a 52-show European Tour.  Enjoy the entire DVD here.

Free Compilation: “5 Minutes To FEST”

Gainesville’s annual punk Fest started today and to commemorate the occasion the folks organizing the festivities have released a free compilation featuring a crap load of the bands performing.

Snag or stream it here.

Free Music: No Sleep Records Fall 2012 sampler (No Trigger, La Dispute, Into It. Over It. and more)

The good folks at Orange County-based No Sleep Records have unveiled their Fall 2012 sampler.

The album features 22 tracks from the likes of No Trigger, La Dispute, Koji, Into It. Over It., Major League, Mixtapes, Touche Amore, Balance and Composure and a bunch more. You can download it for free right here, or stream it by clicking here.

No Trigger announce US/Japan tour dates

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act No Trigger have announced they will be playing a handful of tour dates in the United States and Japan in October and November.

You can check out a full list of dates and locations they’ll be playing here.

The band’s last album, “Tycoon,” was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.

No Trigger releases music video for “Dried Piss”

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act, No Trigger have just released a video for their song “Dried Piss.” Check it out here.

No Trigger’s latest album, “Tycoon,” was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.

Free Comp Download: “Generic Insight Radio Volume 2” (Featuring No Trigger, Protagonist, The Reveling and more)

Generic Insight Radio has put together a free compilation featuring songs by No Trigger, Protagonist, Timeshares, Just Die!, Caleb Lionheart, The Reveling, Half Hearted Hero and more.

You can snap it here.

No Trigger announce European tour dates with Heartsounds

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act, No Trigger, have announced European tour dates with Heartsounds.

You can check out the dates and locations here.

No Trigger’s latest album, “Tycoon,” was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.

Free Song Download: No Trigger – “Permanent” off new album “Tycoon”

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act, No Trigger, have posted a free download of their song “Permanent.”

You can snag it here.

The song appears on their new album, “Tycoon,” which was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.


Album Review: No Trigger – “Tycoon”

After a prolonged period of inactivity, it was becoming uncomfortably safe to refer to No Trigger in the past tense. It seemed that like so many other hardcore bands, they were destined to burn out as fast as they set the scene on fire. That was six years ago, following the universally acclaimed Canyoneer. Praised by critics and fans in equal measure for both its energy and musicality; No Trigger’s sophomore album was already destined to be recklessly compared against a modern classic, despite the goodwill generated by their return. But while Tycoon might not make as big a splash as Canyoneer, it proves itself to be the better record. The words of the anthemic “New Brains” sum my feelings up perfectly: “I’m not afraid to waste my breath on happiness.”

It seems that since the beginning of punk rock and its stand against musical bombast and complexity, it has slowly been reincorporating all of the influences it once abhorred. Some might see this as the genre diluting itself, but I think it’s a positive progression. With many bands using more and more technical guitar parts while advancing their songwriting skills, its safe to say that punk is becoming unpredictable again. But the reclaiming of technique isn’t selling out, it is a chance to utilize music in new and exciting ways. With the skeleton of punk rock reinforcing these new influences; speed, honesty, and aggression are not sacrificed. No Trigger are definitely a hardcore band at heart, but the surrounding muscles and vital organs are steeped in melody and musicianship.

The guitar work on Tycoon is rhythmically tight and informed by the specifics of what any particular song needs. “Insider (Executive/Amputee)” lets the guitar work become as much a part of the bridge as the words by featuring a slinking melody that is carried by aggressively chugging power chords. The result expresses a growing tension that feels like a time bomb ticking off seconds to an inevitable explosion. Typified by fast moving riffs and melodic exploration, No Trigger diversifies briefly by putting less emphasis on the former for a slowed down arpeggio-ridden opening on “New Brains,” before blasting forward with the fast and intense musical assault that they are so acclaimed for. For the duration of Tycoon, the energy put forth by the band is enormous and admirable, No Trigger never feels like they’re phoning it in.

Tom Rheault’s sung-at-the-edge-of-hoarseness vocal style lends No Trigger’s songs a certain amount of strained presence, constantly walking the line between melodic virtuoso and the more traditional screamed shouts of hardcore. Rheault uses both techniques well; with an emphasis on singing, saving his screams for crescendo moments. The usual genre conventions are present; woahs provide the appropriate vowel sounds for solid backup vocals, and instruments occasionally drop out to let the vocals take center stage. Despite a sometimes devout adherence to form, No Trigger uses the framework not to paint by numbers but to provide an outlet for emotion as much as songwriting. This time around, personal issues dominate political ones; but the writing is clever and works as poetry with ease. As if taking notes from a high school English teacher, metaphor and alliteration are employed confidently enough to make the lyrics flow when sung and pensive enough to ponder when read. A theme of self reclamation is developed in a couple of tracks; “New Brains” has its aforementioned pursuit-of-happiness refrain, and the next track “Permanent” continues the theme with “Nothing can come in between what I love and who I am, I will not pretend that everything is permanent.” Taking aim at societal expectation and its often bloody battle with personal ambition, No Trigger are obsessively repossessing their own lives.

Tycoon is a predictable record, in the sense that no one thought No Trigger was going to release something sub par. Its quality is no surprise to anyone, and in that lies the greatest compliment No Trigger could ever receive.

Full Album Stream: No Trigger’s new album “Tycoon”

Massachusetts melodic hardcore act, No Trigger, are streaming their new album “Tycoon” in its entirety.

You can give it a listen here.

“Tycoon” was released on February 21st via No Sleep Records.