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Brand New Cover Coldplay and Modest Mouse as a medley

Posted by JerryLowLife on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 9:25 AM (PST)

Brand New played a show in London a few days ago in which they covered Coldplay’s “Yellow” and Modest Mouse’s “Trailer Trash” as a medley with their own “The Boy Who Blocked His Own Shot.”

You can check out a video of this performance below.

Brand New are presently working on a follow up to 2009′s “Daisy.”

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EP Review: Donor – “Ache Through My Bones”

Posted by writeofpassage on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4:45 PM (PST)

It’s great to see bands coming out of confinement and adopting a DIY stance which makes it that much more appreciable by the time their music drops. Florida’s one of those places rife with such bands and while Donor is an amalgam of some pretty solid groups out there, it still takes on a voice of its own while maintaining the core of the respective others. It’s a candid, jangly record filled with indie-charm. Simply put, Ache Through My Bones is one of those that’s best to deem short but sweet.

‘I didn’t want you to know / That every single day I feel you ache through my bones / And now you haunt me like a ghost no matter where I go / Thought I let it down buried below’ is what the opening “Bitt Will Fit” dishes out in a stressed, harried yet upbeat and lively manner. It’s a sweet emo-spin which has inklings of angst and brood to keep true to the constituent bands like Dikembe, You Blew It!, You’ll Live and Crucial Dudes. They comprise so much yet Donor easily branches off on its own musical style in a nice, light poppy feel. “Katy Perry, Please” is another cogent, garage-based piece of indie-rock as well with its hands dipped into an accessible sound yet one of reflection.

With a teeming alternative/math-rock feel chiming in from time to time, the four tracks do sound very diverse and distinguish well from each other in perfect harmony. As raw and melodic as “Pool Dads” plays out, the start-stop flow of the guitars and the ensemble vocals add so much to the crisp kitwork and overall chart they’ve plotted. It’s another warm course for fans of The Hotelier and so many other emo-twinkly lovers to ingest. With each syllable, you sense the rawness and passion of what Donor wants to do and that in itself, makes it worth your while.

3.5 / 5 Stars – Listen below!

The Story Changes releases cover of ALL’s “Long Distance”

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, April 11, 2014 at 2:56 PM (PST)

Dayton prog-rockers The Story Changes have released an acoustic rendition of ALL‘s “Long Distance,” and you can watch the video below.

The track originally appeared on ALL’s 1995 album Pummel.

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Album Review: The Used – “Imaginary Enemy”

Posted by writeofpassage on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 4:04 PM (PST)

Fans of The Used haven’t been able to latch onto the rage and pit-thrashing since their first two records. They meandered in the name of experimentation musically while still grinding out the teenage heartache and the lost-love syndrome we all go through. Bert McCracken is full of such stories. Meshing pop-punk with grit was something they did well, adding pacey guitars and a hard-screamo edge to boost things. While their recent albums fell by the wayside, as a lifelong advocate and avid listener, Imaginary Enemy stacks up well as a good balance of catchy showtunes and ballads which are sprinkled on top of political missives. It’s their least loud record but an underlying rage beats beneath.

McCracken’s character flourishes with half the record coming off as anthemic, poppy and radio-made a la “Blue and Yellow”. “El-Oh-Vee-Ee” and “Kenna Song” are examples of this. It’s an abject trait at times for them to linger on such teenybopper anthems but there’s an unabashed pride to these simpler refinements. These tracks distinguish themselves well from the more political songs which grind on the lyrical side yet never really get hard-rock in nature.

“A Song to Stifle Imperial Progression (A Work in Progress)” , “Generation Throwaway” and the self-titled track impose themselves as foot-tappers with a powerful political context. USA’s got it wrong and the band establish their stance pretty well. Cynicism rears amid mid-tempo alternative-punk medlies which harken to their Warped Tour days. They spew their themes of self-efficacy while separating it from pretentiousness quite well. They keep the direction catchy and never condescend.

Overall, The Used stick to the basics and these fundamentals, as simple as they are, play off a melodic spine more than anything else. There are throwbacks to the older material but in small doses. What they did here is a step up from the last couple records but it waits to be seen if they can rekindle old magic from their first two. One can hope. Imaginary Enemy is not their conventional stuff but it has their stamp once you’re familiar with and approve of their machinations.

3.5 / 5 Stars

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Florida’s You Blew It! performed an acoustic version of their song “Award of the Year Award” for Space Jam Sessions.

You can watch it below.

“Award of the Year Award” appeared on their most recent album Keep Doing What You’re Doing which was released January 14th through Topshelf Records.

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Circus punk troupe The World/Inferno Friendship Society are streaming a new song entitled “American Mercurial” off their upcoming album “This Packed Funeral.”

You can check it out below.

An actual release date is yet to be announced. The band last released “The Anarchy And The Ecstasy” in 2011 via Chunksaah Records.

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Greys (noise rock) streaming new song – “Guy Picciotto”

Posted by Midwest Punk on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 8:38 AM (PST)

Toronto noise rock/hardcore/progressive rock/something band Greys are now streaming a song off their upcoming full-length. Check out “Guy Picciotto” below.

The song is the first track off If Anything, the band’s debut album, due out June 17th on Carpark Records & Buzz Records. A full tracklist for the album is also below.

Greys’ previous release was the 2013 EP Drift, which you can stream here.

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Mikey Way comments on the end of My Chemical Romance

Posted by ChrisDude on Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:34 PM (PST)

It’s been over a year since the end of My Chemical Romance. In a recent interview, compared MCR’s breakup to the death and mourning of a family member, stating:

“I was going through it. It was sad, like the passing of a family member. But over time I got great joy and pleasure from reflecting. I was able to truly put on some songs and be like, ‘Wow, we really did something. We cracked the heavens.’ With MCR we were so busy. I was never able to stop and smell the roses, or evaluate myself completely. That’s what the past year was all about. I was able to dig deep inside myself and become the man I always wanted to be.”

My Chemical Romance released the compilation album May Death Never Stop You earlier this week.

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Big news, boys and girls! Looks like Chris Farren (of Fake Problems) and Jeff Rosenstock (Bomb the Music Industry!) have started a new band called Antarctigo Vespucci. The duo has announced that they will be releasing their debut mini-album, Soulmate Stuff, later this year, and have released a stream of the first song from the album, titled “I’m Giving Up on U2″.

You can listen below.

Soulmate Stuff will be released digitally on April 8, and on vinyl in June via Rosenstock’s Really Records. Pre-order information can be found here.

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Fucked Up stream ‘Year of the Dragon’ 12-inch

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 9:46 AM (PST)

Fucked Up have released a stream of their upcoming 12-inch single, Year of the Dragon. It is the next entry in their zodiac single series, following 2012′s Year of the Tiger.

You can stream the three song release below. If you like it, you can purchase a digital copy for $5USD here.

Fucked Up will physically release Year of the Dragon on April 15th, followed by their fourth studio album, Glass Boys on June 3rd through Matador Records

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The Used streaming new album “Imaginary Enemy”

Posted by Midwest Punk on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 8:32 AM (PST)

The Used have a new album coming out in one week (on April 1st) but you can hear the whole thing right now on Pandora; just click here.

Imaginary Enemy is due out April 1st on Hopeless Records. You can still pre-order the album on vinyl, CD, or digital here.

The Used last put out their EP The Ocean Of The Sky last July, also through Hopeless. The band’s are currently on a co-headlining U.S. tour with Taking Back Sunday.

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Thrice likely to record new music and tour

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 10:15 AM (PST)

Thrice frontman Dustin Kensrue mentioned in a Reddit AMA that the band is likely to record new music and tour:

Q: Dustin, I just wanted to say that Thrice is one of my favorite bands of all time and your music never gets old no matter how often I listen because each album is so unique. How likely is it that you’ll work on new music or tour again with Thrice? And which of your songs are your favorites/mean the most to you? A: Tour of some kind: very very likely. Recording of some kind: I hope so and suspect yes.

Thrice released their latest studio record, “Major/Minor” September of 2011 on Vagrant Records, before doing a farewell tour and going on indefinite hiatus.

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Seahaven streaming new album “Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only”

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:05 AM (PST)

LA’s Seahaven are streaming their new album “Lagoon: Music For Escapism Only” in its entirety and you can give it a listen right here.

Seahaven will release Reverie LagoonMusic for Escapism Only on March 25, 2014 through Run For Cover Records. It will be the follow up to the band’s 2011 debut Winter Forever.

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Fucked Up announce UK/European tour

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:00 AM (PST)

Fucked Up have announced a run of dates around the UK and Europe this summer. They will be touring in support of their upcoming album, Glass Boys.

You can check out the dates below.

Fucked Up will be releasing their fourth studio album, Glass Boys on June 3rd through Matador Records. They will also be putting out a new 12″ single titled Year of the Dragon on April 15th.

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Fucked Up have revealed the tracklisting for their long-awaited new album “Glass Boys,” which is set to be released on June 3rd through Matador Records.

You can check it out, stream the album’s lead single entitled “Paper the House,” and find details on the band’s upcoming European tour below.

Prior to the release of “Glass Boys,” Fucked Up will be putting out a new 12″ single entitled “Year of the Dragon” on April 15th.

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