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Rarity release video for “Stranger”

Toronto-based five-piece Rarity have released a music video for their song “Stranger.” The track comes off of the band’s latest album, I Couldn’t Be Weaker, which came out last month.

You can watch the video below.

Rarity released I Couldn’t Be Weaker on April 15, 2016 via Rise Records.



Modern Baseball release video for “Wedding Singer”

Philadelphia’s Modern Baseball have released a music video for their song “Wedding Singer.” The track will appear on the band’s upcoming third LP, Holy Ghost, and you can check it out below.

Holy Ghost will be released on May 13, 2016 through Run For Cover Records, serving as a follow-up to 2014′s You’re Gonna Miss It All.



Hit The Lights stream upcoming acoustic EP, “Just To Get Through To You”

Pop-punk band Hit the Lights are streaming their upcoming acoustic EP, Just to Get Through to You, in its entirety just days ahead of its release. Check it out here.

Just to Get Through to You is due for release this Friday, May 6th, through Pure Noise Records. You can pre-order the album here.



Hit the Lights release new acoustic track

Pop-punk band Hit the Lights have already announced they will be releasing an acoustic EP titled Just to Get Through to You. The six song EP will feature re-worked versions of the band’s tunes, including “Drop the Girl” and “Save Your Breath.” Although May 6th is the official release date, you can listen to “Blasphemy, Myself and I” below.

Just to Get Through to You will be released on May 6, 2016 through Pure Noise Records. You can pre-order the album here.



Album Review: Weezer – ‘Weezer’ (The White Album)

Of all the nonsense terms that are thrown around by bands and PR reps, “return to form” might be the least nonsensical one. It actually means something, and its definition is straightforward. But what about when it comes to Weezer? It could easily be argued that Weezer have always been at their best when they stray from their form (the overly confessional Pinkerton, Maladroit’s heavy riffing, or Everything Will Be Alright in the End’s epic thematic approach). It could just as easily be argued they’re also at their worst (the adult alternative / Lite.FM ready Make Believe, or whatever the hell Raditude was) when they break from the norm.

So what do we get from a return to form Weezer record? A pretty enjoyable pop record, it seems.

While not as ambitious or high-aiming as Everything Will Be Alright in the End, Weezer’s White Album follows the fun power-pop path laid out by the band’s other self-titled records and is mostly successful. In spite of the album sharing the same color scheme as a certain Beatles album, Weezer’s White Album takes a summer pop approach a la the Beach Boys (or, to use a more contemporary act, kind of like Best Coast). In a way, it’s very similar to Weezer’s 2001 self-titled effort (better known as the Green Album), as these songs feel like they need to be listened to with the wind blowing in your hair and the sun shining on your face.

At this point in time, most people have accepted that we’ll never get another Blue or Pinkerton, so of course the White Album is chock full of callbacks to their two most beloved albums. The guitars of “L.A. Girlz” and “Endless Bummer” are exactly the type of sound that made Blue so endearing (“L.A. Girlz” is much, much better than the title suggests, I promise), and there’s already been plenty said about “Do You Wanna Get High?” and its strong Pinkerton vibes- both in instrumentation and how personal the song gets. But what makes the White Album so good is that it never feels like they’re forcing themselves to recreate their old sounds- which is common for bands to do on “return to form” records. It all feels authentic and that the band is having fun again. Actually, I take back what I said in the previous paragraph- this is the type of self-titled album that the Green Album should have been.

Of course, what would a post-2000 Weezer album be without its faults? First single, and worst song of the bunch, “Thank God for Girls” is still enough to get stuck in your head, which only makes it worse once you find yourself singing the lyrics and realizing what you’re saying. To keep up the Green Album comparisons, it’s this album’s “Hash Pipe.” Then there’s “Jacked Up,” which is actually a pretty good song, but it feels out of place to have a piano-driven melody sung mostly in falsetto on an album full of BBQ-on-the-beach anthems. Cuomo has hinted that the band is already working on a follow up, which will allegedly be darker, and “Jacked Up” seems like a hint at what to expect.

It almost feels weird to say, but Everything Will Be Alright in the End has ushered in a new era where it’s okay to be excited for new Weezer music. The White Album is a good album, and it will likely wind up being your fourth or fifth favorite Weezer album, depending on how you feel about Maladroit.

4 / 5

RIYL: Best Coast, Beach Boys, The Rentals



Cold Collective debut video for “Tred” from upcoming debut full-length, “Bachelorette Party”

As a way to continue whetting your appetite for the pending release of their upcoming full length, “Bachelorette Party,” upstart Massachusetts-based band Cold Collective has debuted a new video for the song “Tred.” Check it out here.

Cold Collective, as you probably know, is a somewhat new band that features current and/or former members of bands like TransitMisser,Defeater, and November 5, 1955. “Tred” serves as the third video for a track from “Bachelorette Party,” following “Away From You” and “Wanna Change.”

If you dig what you’ve seen and heard so far, you can pre-order “Bachelorette Party” (Rise Records) before its May 31st release date right here. You can also catch Cold Collective on tour with Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties, Allison Weiss and Can’t Swim below.

 



Henrietta stream new album “Paper Wings”

Orlando rockers Henrietta are streaming their new album Paper Wings.

Give it a listen below.

Paper Wings will be released on April 29th through Animal Style Records.



Superheaven to go on indefinite hiatus after North American tour, announce tour dates

PA rock act Superheaven have announced that they will go on hiatus after the conclusion of their North American tour.

You can check out the tour dates and statement below.

The band released their second LP “Ours Is Chrome” on May 4, 2015 through SideOneDummy Records.



California (members of Jawbreaker and Green Day) stream debut album

San Francisco-based pop punk act California have just released their debut full-length album and you can stream the self-titled release in full below.

The impossible-to-google band features Jason White of Pinhead Gunpowder and Green Day, Adam Pfahler of Jawbreaker, and Dustin Clark of Soophie Nun Squad. Their sound is a little retro and while the “punk” is there at the foundation, this album almost feels more like a surf-rock release.



D Generation stream first song in 17 years

Reunited “glam punk” rockers D Generation are streaming their first song in 17 years called “Apocalypse Kids”, which you can check out below.

“Apocalypse Kids” appears on D Generation’s upcoming album Nothing Is Anywhere, which is due for release on July 29th and will be their first studio album since 1999′s Through the Darkness.



Look Mexico announce plans for third LP, “Uniola”

At long last, it appears that we’re on the verge of the third Look Mexico full-length!

The Texas-based rockers have finally announced details for “Uniola,” the album we’ve been hearing rumblings about for the better part of the last two years. It’s due out June 24th via Tiny Engines, and you can get a listen the lead single, “We Are Groot,” right here.

“Uniola” serves as follow-up to their 2011 release, “Real Americans Spear It,” which came out on Adeline Records.



Rarity stream new song “Absent”

Toronto-based five-piece Rarity are streaming their new song “Absent,” which features Derek DiScanio of State Champs.

Give it a listen below.

“Absent” comes from the bands’ upcoming album I Couldn’t Be Weaker, which is set to be released on April 15th via Rise Records.



Unwritten Law release music video for “Celebration”

SoCal rockers Unwritten Law have released a brand new music video for their song “Celebration.” This track is the first off of their latest album Acoustic and is a rendition of “The Celebration Song”, which appeared of their 2005 album Here’s To The Mourning. You can check out the video in all of its spacey-cosmic glory below.

Acoustic is scheduled for release on April 1st through Cyber Tracks, however, fans can listen to the full thing via KROQ right now. It is the band’s follow-up to their 2011 full-length Swan.



The Dollyrots release music video for “Save Me”

The Dollyrots have released a lyric video for their track “Save Me.” The song comes off the band’s latest EP, Mama’s Gonna Knock You Out, and you can watch the video below.

The Dollyrots released Mama’s Gonna Knock You Out on Janaury 29, 2016.  Their last release was Barefoot and Pregnant, which came out on February 2014 via Arrested Youth Records. They also released their live album / DVD combo, Family Vacation: Live in Los Angeles on March 11, 2016.



Decent Criminal announces tour of the US

Santa Rosa, CA’s Decent Criminal are heading out on a US tour this summer. Some shows will see the band play alongside Dwarves and The Queers, while other dates have not yet been confirmed. You can check out the dates below.

Decent Criminal’s self-titled LP was released Jan, 22, 2016 and is available in vinyl, digital and cassette versions here.