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Music Video: The Distant North – “To See The Light”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 3:05 PM (PST)

British progressive act The Distant North have just released the music video for their track “To See The Light”, which you can check out below.

“To See The Light” is a song off the group’s upcoming EP Sol Et Luna which is set for release on October 5th via FaithLoveHope Promotions.

Sol Et Luna will serve as a follow-up to the band’s December 2013 single “Floodlights”.

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Album Review: Joyce Manor – “Never Hungover Again”

Posted by writeofpassage on Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10:16 AM (PST)

Joyce Manor seem to have refound the magic that made their 2011 self-titled the stuff of dreams. The charm, the catchiness, the charisma and the energy is back in spades in an album that feels like a band that’s grown up and wiser in addressing those wasted days. Sharper, edgier and some of the most sprawling short bursts of pop-punk really make them shine in a light that supersedes all predecessors in a run-in that’s fit for record of the year.

Of All Things I Will Soon Grow Tired felt like too much of a deviation from the plan. It was good but missing the key elements of the band. That core’s highly evident here but still packed with new curveballs to make them even more appealing. “Falling In Love Again” feels like Robert Smith took a swipe at pop-punk which lends credence to how well the album is structured lyrically. It helps build the most assured and intelligent songwriting to date. Not to mention how raw the record sounds. So, so good.

“Schley” in its yells and throaty punk arena is another example. The lyrics float in between juvenile, mysterious and plain outlandish in a record that conversely feels very straightforward. Sharp, fast hooks, huge choruses and lovely swells make “Victoria” another sure hit and no doubt throws fans back to 2011 once more. Simple and minimalistic yet telling. “Heart Tattoo” is a bass-driven kickass jig that’s sure to be a contender for song of the year. That much fun in one song should be illegal. This particular musical structure seems to be slowed down in “The Jerk” which is yet again, another Joyce Manor classic. These are the songs you wanna mosh to live and in person. Again, they’re catchy and very addictive. Joyce Manor at their infective peak!

They temper the record well though with interludes here and there. “Heated Swimming Pool”, while as a closer, is a neat little ballad to add more diversity to the record but at the end of proceedings, it’s undeniable their flair. The record’s got substance, style and then some. It feels like progression while playing to their strengths. That’s enough to make them tick and if it’s one band who will exploit the shit out of this particular genre in the best way possible, it’s Joyce Manor. It’s for us who hate reform and conforming. Highly recommended.

4.5/5 Stars

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Album Review: Lilac Daze – “Sedated”

Posted by Rob Smittix on Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 2:04 PM (PST)

To me the 90′s don’t feel as if they were that long ago but for a band like Lilac Daze, as young as they are the 90′s are probably like the 70′s are to me. When I was a kid I spent hours a day going through my parent’s vinyl and 8-tracks discovering music and sounds that the modern radio no longer played. I can imagine the band mates in Lilac Daze exploring their parent’s cassette collections and rediscovering a great decade in music, the 90′s. Bands like Weezer, The Pixies, Super Drag and other semi-alternative influences are extremely evident in their music. In today’s very confused era of music, it’s nice to see that some of the younger musicians still have taste.

The latest release by Lilac Daze is a 6 track EP entitled Sedated which can be found here for streaming or purchase on bandcamp. I really enjoyed this recording especially the song “Kathleen” which has very melodic guitar and remains very tranquil at least until the distortion comes in and once again the band is rocking. I really look forward to hearing more from Lilac Daze because I can see as they mature their music will evolve with them naturally.

I give this album 4 out of 5 stars!

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Chicago punk rockers Cut Teeth are streaming a new song off of their upcoming album Night Years called “Christmas On Easter Island.” The song is one of the first singles off the new album which is scheduled to release on October 28th. You can take a listen to track here.

Night Years is being released by Topshelf Records and serves as a follow-up to the band’s debut EP Televandalism, which was released in 2012.

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Music Video: Foreign Tongues – “Luxury”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11:00 AM (PST)

New England’s Foreign Tongues have released a music video for their song “Luxury”. The track comes off of the band’s split with The Felix Culpa. You can check out the video here.

The Foreign Tongues / Felux Culpa split came out on August 12, 2014 via No Sleep Records.

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Music Video: Fucked up – “The Art of Patrons”

Posted by Kaylee McNeil on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 4:45 PM (PST)

Toronto hardcore group Fucked Up have just released a music video for their track “The Art of Patrons”, which is taken of their album Glass Boys from earlier this year. You can check out the video below.

Glass Boys was released on June 3rd through Matador Records. Two versions of the album were released – a fast version, and a slow one.

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Isles & Glaciers will re-vamp and re-release their debut album

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 2:32 PM (PST)

Isles & Glaciers, the collaborative side-project of members of ChiodosPierce the Veil, and Sleeping with Sirens, are set to release The Hearts of Lonely People (Remixes) on November 11th through Equal Vision Records.

Due to the demands of their other bands, the members of Isles & Glaciers were never able to record a follow-up to Hearts.  Instead, they are offering up the original 7 songs, uniquely re-recorded for this release.

We don’t have a preview track for you, but you can find out more about the album here.

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Self Defense Family premieres “Cancel Man” from upcoming EP

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:23 PM (PST)

Post-hardcore band Self Defense Family is offering up a sample of their brand-new EP, Duets, which is slated for a September 30th release on Iron Pier.  The aplty-named EP features duets between SDF vocalist Patrick Kindlon and Caroline Corrigan.

You can check out the new track, “Cancel Man,” here.

Self Defense Family will play the first leg of the Restorations‘ tour, as well as Fest, in support of their new release.  You can check out their tour dates below.

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Gameface announces new 7″ vinyl release and premieres new video

Posted by GinaVenz on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 1:05 PM (PST)

SoCal rockers  Gameface are putting out a new 7″, which will be released October 7th on Equal Vision Records.  The 7″ includes a cover of Justin Timberlake’s “Mirrors,” as well as the song “Regular Size” which you can preview in the lyric video below.

The band released a full-length album called Now is What Matters Now earlier this year after they reunited following a hiatus.

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Signals Midwest release music video for “St. Vincent Charity”

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 11:48 AM (PST)

Ohio rockers Signals Midwest have released the music video for their song “St. Vincent Charity.”

You can view it below.

Signals Midwest’s most recent album Light On The Lake was released October 22, 2013 via Tiny Engines.

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Self Defense Family streaming new song “Cancel Man”

Posted by Lauren Mills on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 9:11 AM (PST)

New York’s Self Defense Family are streaming a new song called “Cancel Man.”

You can check it out below.

The song will appear on their upcoming EP Duets, which is set to be released on September 30 through Iron Pier.

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Hard Girls to release rarities compilation this fall

Posted by Screeching Bottlerocket on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 1:18 PM (PST)

According to a recent post on the label’s Facebook page, Asian Man Records will be releasing a new rarities compilation from Hard Girls sometime this fall. Here’s what label owner Mike Park had to say about the album, which is said to be titled Hard:

I’m excited to announce that we’ll be releasing a new LP by Hard Girls, collecting songs from old EPs that were previously unavailable on vinyl, along with a couple of unreleased songs as well. Look for this to be out by October, in time for the band’s next tour out to The Fest.

We’ll keep you posted as more details on the rarities comp come to light. Asian Man released Hard Girls’ sophomore album A Thousand Surfaces on June 24th. It served as a follow-up to their debut full-length Isn’t it Worse, which came out in late 2012 on Really Records.

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Music Video: frnkiero andthe cellabration – “Joyriding”

Posted by Bizarro Dustin on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 10:30 AM (PST)

frnkiero andthe cellabration, the new project from former My Chemical Romance guitarist Frank Iero, has released a music video for their new single “Joyriding”. The song will appear on the band’s debut album, Stomachaches, and you can watch the video below.

Frnkiero and the Cellabration will release Stomachaches on October 28, 2014 via Staple Records. You can find pre-order information here.

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The first batch of bands has been announced for this year’s installment of the Burly Calling festival.

Among the artists announced in the first batch are Fucked Up, The Dirty Nil, Teenage Hero, Bring Me The Author, Aitch, Bombing Neverland and a bunch more. Click here for the full rundown, and stay tuned for more bands to be announced over the next few months.

The Burly Calling festival, now in its eighth year, will take place in Burlington, Ontario between December 4th and 8th.

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The English punk rock band Trails has revealed a new music video for their song “Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Roads,” off their upcoming album Crooked Trees, which is scheduled to be released on September 22nd. You can check the video out below.

Crooked Trees is being released by Lockjaw Records and Failure By Design Records. It will serve as a follow-up to the group’s 2013 EP Signs.

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