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Save Face signs to Epitaph, premieres new song “Bad”

Made official on April 4, New Jersey band Save Face has signed to become part of the Epitaph Records family. The band immediately made their label debut as well with the release of their new single “Bad”.

The band is also on tour this Spring with Boston Manor. You can check out the song, tour dates, and more information on the signing below.

Save Face last released “Folly: On the Rocks”, a stripped down and more intimate rendition of a previous release, in late 2017.



Say Anything sign to Dine Alone Records for upcoming album

California’s Say Anything have announced that they have signed to Dine Alone Records for their upcoming album, which will be produced by Will Yip.  Here’s what Say Anything lead singer Max Bemis had to say about the signing:

“It is surreal to have a new home for Say Anything. It’s been a minute since that’s been the case and I’m totally excited that we’ll now be working with the wonderful Dine Alone Records. I’ve been a fan of the label for a long time and am full on stoked to release our new Will-Yip-produced LP with them. The record is a bit different from the last one (blah blah as always) and is going to be an involved, weird organism, but one I am glad to entrust to Dine Alone.”

Say Anything last released I Don’t Think It Is in 2016 via Equal Vision Records.



The Maple State release video for “Winner”

Recently reformed Manchester, UK indie punks The Maple State release their new album “The Things I Heard At The Party” this Friday (23rd March), with pre-orders for both the vinyl and digital downloads up now on the band’s Bandcamp. Ahead of the album, the band have released a video for “Winning”.

You can watch it below.



Locate The Harbour (emo, UK) releases debut EP

Southampton, UK based emo project Locate The Harbour, aka Robbie Pemberton, has released his debut EP. The self-recorded, self-released, seven song affair, entitled ” I’m Still A Gribly”, is up now on Bandcamp. It’s available as a free download.

You can have a listen below.



Elm Tree Circle (Emo, Germany) stream new song “The Lease”

German emo act Elm Tree Circle are streaming their new song “The Lease.”

You can give it a listen below.

“The Lease” comes from the bands’ upcoming debut full length, The Good Life, which is set to be released on May 11th via KROD Records.



Long Way Down (emo punk) stream new song “Cobwebs” off upcoming album “Swinging For Fences”

Dutch emo punk band Long Way Down have premiered a brand new track off of their upcoming album, Swinging For The Fences. The track is one of seven on the new record, which is set for official release on April 20th. The album is a result of doubts, hardships on the road, and the ups and downs of being in a band – “Cobwebs” is a little peak in to that.

According to singer Leon Derksen:

We’ve been a band for over twelve years now, of course there’s ups and downs. We’ve done seven European tours – highlights, absolutely! – but we’ve also came to the point we wanted to throw the towel a few times. Therefor, the fact that we’re presenting some of our best efforts ever on “Swinging For The Fences” makes us extra proud.

You can stream the song below.



American Pleasure Club stream new album “A Whole Fucking Lifetime Of This”

Maryland emo act American Pleasure Club are streaming their new album A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This.

You can give it a listen below.

A Whole Fucking Lifetime of This was released on February 16th via Run For Cover Records.



Album Review: Great Wight – ‘The Suburbs Have Ruined My Life’

When it comes to emo, I like all the stuff that runs with the pack, but not necessarily what runs in its center. In other words, I like everything that gets swept along with the genre’s associations– Hot Water Music, Sorority Noise, Modern Baseball– but I rarely spin American Football, Foxing, or Tiny Moving Parts. Great Wight is another of those bands, one that could tour with emo bands, or sad-sack pop punk bands and straddle labels enough to spark arguments for the rest of their career. The truth is, Great Wight write catchy, confessional punk jams with an afro/queer focus. Their album, The Suburbs Have Ruined My Life is a tribute to punk rock’s continued (but under-realized) foundation as a genre for outsiders, as well as a showcase to Great Wight’s expert, emotive songwriting.

What captured me immediately were how easily the words formed melodies, maintaining an intimate and conversational tone, while still being musical. There’s something so effortless about the composition across The Suburbs Have Ruined My Life that you can’t help but feel you’ve already belted them out at show by the time the proverbial needle lifts off the last track. In this sense, they remind me of Sorority Noise, who have always excelled at that sort of easy, natural sounding cadence. Using this songwriting mode, vocalist Erik Garlington, talks about depression, the scene, being black, being atheist, and being queer. This may sound too specific to relate to on a larger scale, but as a straight white male, I found it had an immediate honest quality that made me think of the unsettling openness of early Against Me! It’s great stuff, that appeals to a common experience, all of the minutiae hanging under an umbrella labeled ‘Being Different.’

The songs are great all around, from opener “Curtain’s Up! It’s Showtime,” a beacon for like minds that cements a lot of Great Wight’s musical elements early on, to ending track “The Come Up,” a sort of spunky cowboy chord send-off where Garlington sings, “I hope I never have to write these songs again.” Good stuff, from start to finish. Authentic and vulnerable; sometimes confrontational in songs like “Not Black Enough,” a standout track that begins with “hey man, we need to talk,” and goes on to talk about the black experience, and what it does and doesn’t entail.

One of my favorite songs on the album was “Starring Michael Fassbender.” For how much punk likes to talk about sexuality, the genre clams up like an eleven year old having the ‘changing body’ talk when it comes to sex. “Starring Michael Fassbender” is presented as a sultry, unabashed, slithering conversation with a lover. There are so many great lines on this track, that I could probably quote the whole song, but it’s easy to imagine it as an intimate moment where two people begin to reach out of their repression and acknowledge, “what makes your back sweat and your fingers wet,” “….the things that won’t make your parents proud.”

The Suburbs Have Ruined My Life is a stunning debut. When an original voice like this comes out of nowhere, with such a developed songwriting talent to boot, one has to take notice. Great Wight has the potential to be spoken of in the same breath as all the other great emo bands of the day, and it’s hard to imagine a day when they won’t have just as rabid fans, packed into a club and hell-bent on transcendence. These are words meant to be sung back by the crowd, melody and lyrics joined in the holiest communion– the completion of a conversation.

4.5/5



Moose Blood release video for new song “Have I Told You Enough”

UK emo-rockers Moose Blood are getting ready to release their new album, I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore, and have released a music video for their new song “Have I Told You Enough.”

You can check it out below.

I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore is set to be released on March 9th via Hopeless Records.  It will follow up Blush which was released in 2016.



Elm Tree Circle (Emo, Germany) sign to release new album “The Good Life”

German emo exports Elm Tree Circle have signed to Berlin based label KROD Records to release their upcoming debut full length. “The Good Life” is released May 11th. Ahead of the album, the band have released a video for first single “Feel The Burn”.

You can watch the video below.



DS Interview: Erik Garlington (Great Wight) talks first album, outsider status, and what makes a good song

The Suburbs Have Ruined My Life is the sort of debut to turn heads. Yeah, it’s raw, vulnerable, and catchy as all Hell— but it comes with an under-documented perspective that serves as a breath of fresh air in a scene so often defined by its straight whiteness.

Enter: Great Wight, a three piece from the Big Apple playing emo tinged pop punk in the spirit of Sorority Noise and Modern Baseball with lyrics that explore what it means to be gay and black in today’s punk scene. It’s a killer album that pulls you in with big hooks and conversational poetics, and I liked it so much, that after my first listen, I did what all unpaid (but impressed) music journalists do— I reached out over Facebook and asked for an interview.

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Erik Garlington via e-mail, where he told me about how Great Wight started, how he writes songs, and whether the punk rock scene is still a place for outsiders.

Check it out here.



The Maple State (Indie Punk, UK) release “Something In The Water” ahead of new album

Recently reformed Manchester, UK indie punks The Maple State have detailed their upcoming album “The Things I Heard At The Party” and are streaming “Something In The Water”, the second single ahead of the album.

The ten song affair is out on 23rd March, with pre-orders for both the vinyl and digital downloads up now on the band’s Bandcamp. You can see the album details and have a listen to “Something In The Water”, along with the album title track, below.

 



American Pleasure Club debuts ‘This Is Heaven and I’d Die for It’

We’ve always rated Run For Cover an A+ quality record label, and we can continue to do so thanks to this next release.

American Pleasure Club dropped their new emotionally charged track ‘This Is Heaven and I’d Die for It’. Third single from the band’s upcoming full length ‘a whole fucking lifetime of this’ out February 16th.

Give ‘This Is Heaven and I’d Die for It’ a spin below.



Teenage Wrist debuts ‘Dweeb’

In the category “most simple yet fun song title I’ve come across all day”. LA based garage rock trio Teenage Wrist premiered their brand new track ‘Dweeb’. The latest single from the band’s debut album ‘Chrome Neon Jesus’, out march 9th via Epitaph Records.

Head down below to give ‘Dweeb’ a spin.



Tiny Moving Parts premiere ‘Warm Hand Splash’

Master shredders Tiny Moving Parts have dropped a brand new track. ‘Warm Hand Splash’ is the third single from their up and coming full length ‘Swell’, out January 26th via Triple Crown Records.

If you’re excited to catch the new songs live, don’t sleep on getting tickets for their winter tour with Mom Jeans and Oso Oso. Full dates for that and an easy playable link to ‘Warm Hand Splash’ below.