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Baggage (ex-Swellers) stream debut single “The Biggest Bar Night of the Year”

Former Swellers drummer Jonathan Diener has formed a new band called Baggage, and their debut EP Cheaper Than Therapy is set to release on December 18th.

If you’d like a taste of what the EP’s going to sound like, you can give a new track titled “The Biggest Bar Night of the Year” a listen below.

Meat Wave stream new song “Symmy”

Meat Wave are streaming a new song called ”Symmy”, which is the b-side to their latest single “Cosmic Zoo”. You can listen to it below.

Meat Wave last released Delusion Moon, which features “Cosmic Zoo”, on September 18th, 2015 on SideOneDummy Records.

Album Review: Midnight Reruns – “Force of Nurture”

Midnight Reruns are a rock band out of Milwaukee and they’re indebted to mid-to-late 80’s college rock and just as much as they are early 2000’s college rock revival. If you’ve ever wondered what it would sound like if a former member of The Replacements were to ever produce a record by The Strokes, it would probably sound a lot like Force of Nurture, the sophomore effort by Midnight Reruns.

No, that’s not hyperbole. Force of Nurture was actually produced by Tommy Stinson of The Replacements (and Guns ‘n’ Roses, for those of you may have forgotten), and the treble heavy guitars combined with the slurred vocal delivery, despite being higher on the register, recall The Strokes circa Room on Fire / First Impressions of Earth. Whether or not that’s a good thing highly depends on how much you enjoy bar bands. Midnight Reruns know what kind of crowd they’re catering to, and they don’t really offer much for anyone else.

Let’s get things straight: Force of Nurture is a fun album. There are plenty of fun riffs and hooks (“Canadian Summer,” “Where’s Ace?”) to add to next summer’s party playlist, and the band pulls off Westerberg-isms (that is, lines that are equally clever and lazy without coming off as insincere) like no big thing (“If you’re not disgusted by me, come give me a kiss / I watch TV for hours then I get up, take a piss / If the house burns down it’s cuz I didn’t hear the kettle hiss” from the title track shines in particular). But like most college rock revival bands, there’s not a whole lot of staying power; these songs go in one ear and out the other.

It’s not the worst thing, however, because it’s enjoyable. Force of Nurture might not be album of the year, but if you’re looking for something to put on as the soundtrack to next time you’re hanging out on the front porch then look no further.

3 / 5

RIYL: The Strokes, Phantom Planet, latter-day (Pleased to Meet Me - All Shook Down) The Replacements

Western Daughter stream new song “My Room Is a Mess”

Boise indie punk/post punk act Western Daughter are streaming a new song titled “My Room Is a Mess.” The song will be released on the band’s debut EP, As the Sun Went Down, and you can give it a listen here. 

Western Daughter will release As the Sun Went Down on December 8, 2015. You can pre-order the EP, and hear another song, “The Road Is Laced with Something Dangerous,” on Bandcamp.

Ship Thieves stream new song “Middle Man”

Ship Thieves (formerly known as Chris Wollard + The Ship Thieves) have released a stream of “Middle Man,” the first single off their upcoming album, No Anchor, and you can give it a listen here.

Ship Thieves will release No Anchor on January 29, 2016 through No Idea Records.

Smalltalk stream new album ‘Plus!’, release music video for “The Last Ones”

New Jersey alt-rock act Smalltalk (featuring Bouncing Souls guitarist Pete Steinkopf and Zak Kaplan of The Ratchets) are streaming their upcoming LP, Plus! in full ahead of its release date. The band have also released a video for their new single “The Last Ones.” You can check out both the album and video below.

Plus! is Smalltalk’s debut LP. It will be officially released on November 27, 2015 via Chunksaah Records. If you like what you hear, you can order the digital version or pre-order physical copies here.

New Music: Vicky Speedboat (members of Modern Baseball + WC Lindsey) – “Weathering Bell”

New band for you to check out on this Hump Day evening. They hail from the North Philly locale known as Brewerytown, and they’re a punk rock duo who call themselves Vicky Speedboat. While you may be already aware of the two through their “day jobs;” Sean Huber (Modern Baseball, Steady Hands) and Will Lindsay (WC Lindsay, Steady Hands) put their new project together early this year, and they’re already slated to release their debut EP.

Entitled “Two Years No Basement,” the six-song EP was recorded in Burlington, Massachusetts, (of all places) earlier this year, and is slated for release on November 27th. You can stream the lead single, “Passing Through Wales,” right here, and you can check out the premier of another new track, “Weathering Bell,” right here.

If you like what you hear, digital pre-orders for “Two Years No Basement” are available right here.

Music Video: The Dirty Nil – “No Weaknesses”

Canadian rock and rollers The Dirty Nil have released a new video for their song “No Weaknesses,” and you can check it out here.

“No Weaknesses” comes from the band’s upcoming debut full length Higher Power, which is set to be released on February 26h via Dine Alone Records. The band last released a 2-song 7″ in August of 2014 through Fat Wreck Chords.

Music Video: Weezer – “Thank God for Girls”

Weezer have premiered a music video for their brand new song ”Thank God for Girls”. You can check it below.

It is unclear if ”Thank God for Girls” is going to appear on the next Weezer album, which will serve as the follow-up to last year’s Everything Will Be Alright in the End, but we’ll keep you posted as more details come to light.

Good Charlotte release music video for “Makeshift Love”

After announcing their return, Good Charlotte have released a music video for their new single “Makeshift Love” which you can check out below.

The band is playing their first show in over 5 years at the Troubadour in LA November 19th. The band will also be touring the UK with All Time Low next February.

Good Charlotte released their last album “Cardiology” via Capitol records in October 2010

Music Video: Hindsights (UK punk/alt) – “Wither”

UK punk/alt group Hindsights have a new music video out for their song, “Wither”, and you can watch it below.

The track is the band’s new single, which is due out for free download next week (November 20th). If you’re going to be near London, you can also check out the band live at their album release show on the 23rd, with Apologies, I Have None, and Losing Sleep. Get more info. and tickets here.

Hindsights released their debut full length album, Cold Walls/Cloudy Eyes, in February via Beach Community.

Music Video: Waterparks – “Crave”

Houston TX act Waterparks have just released the video for their single “Crave”.

Check it out below.


Western Daughter (post-punk/indie) stream new song “The Road is Laced with Something Dangerous”

Boise indie punk/post punk act Western Daughter are getting set to release their debut EP As the Sun Went Down.  To get an idea of what to expect, the band is streaming a new song called “The Road Is Laced With Something Dangerous.”  You can give it a listen here.

Sights (Utah punk rock) release music video for “Rotten”

In September, we covered the release of the song “Rotten” by Utah three-piece Sights and now there’s a music video to go with it.  You can check out the video below.  The song is from their upcoming EP Die Young. 

Sights’ last release was Sonder in 2014.

The Cult announce new album and tour, stream new song

British rock legends The Cult have set Hidden City as the title of their tenth studio album, which is set to be released on February 5th, 2016 through Cooking Vinyl. Produced by Bob Rock (known for his work with The Offspring, Metallica, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith and many other bands), Hidden City will complete the thematic trilogy that began on The Cult’s 2007 album Born Into This, and serve as their debut with Grant Fitzpatrick on bass.

You can listen to ”Dark Energy”, the first single from Hidden Cityhere, and the album’s track listing can be viewed below, along with the dates for the pre-album tour, which will kick off this coming Thursday in Portland.

The Cult’s most recent album Choice of Weapon was released in May 2012 via Cooking Vinyl.