Here's a new punk act for you to add to your radar. Splitfist hails from Milton, Ontario and the fivesome play a an aggressive brand of punk rock that calls to mind the vocals of The Flatliners' Chris Cresswell against a slightly more pop-punky backdrop. The group's debut 2 song EP "Knuckle Dragger" is catchy as hell and if its any indication of what's to come from these guys in the future I think we're going to be hearing a lot more of these guys. But don't take my word for it, stream their new EP here where you can also download it for free.
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For all intents and purposes, here’s one that seems to have come from left field…Connecticut’s Hostage Calm are no more. Here’s the official statement from the band, which was issued via their Facebook page:
Hostage Calm has broken up. It’s too soon, it’s too young, and it hurts too much.
All planned shows are canceled. We are still figuring out if and when there will be any final shows.
I want to personally thank every one of you who supported us over the years. You shared so much more with us than you’ll ever know. From our music to our politics, you helped make a bunch of Wallingford kids’ foolish dreams a reality. It was the great privilege of our young lives.
To all of you who’ve connected with us, who’ve grown with us, who’ve loved, changed, cried, lived with us – and to all of you who will yet – Just know that we loved what we did, and we could never have done it alone. “I’ve been a hero, and I’ve been a fool. And all of it for you.”
The band had just released their latest album, “Die On Stage,” on September 16th via Run For Cover Records. They released a video for the song “A Thousand Miles Away From Here” the following day; if you’re not too heart-broken, you can still watch it here.
We’ll miss you, Hostage Calm.Add to My Radar
Philadelphia indie-rockers Little Big League are currently streaming their upcoming album Tropical Jinx online. The album is set to be released on October 14th through Run For Cover Records. You can stream the full album here.
Tropical Jinx is the band’s follow-up to 2012′s These Are Good People, which was released via Tiny Engines.Add to My Radar
Michigan indie rock/punk band Citizen have just premiered a new music video for their track “Figure You Out”, which you can check out below. The footage for the video was taken while on tour this summer in the United Kingdom.
Citizen’s latest release was a 7″ entitled Silo, only 500 copies of which have been available for purchase on their current tour. However, they released their debut full length Youth last June through Run For Cover Records.
The group has a number of upcoming tour dates in the US, so if you are interested in catching them sometime soon, you can check out the dates and locations for those upcoming gigs below.Add to My Radar
Emo act Basement have released some in-studio footage during the recording of their reunion EP Further Sky. The footage contains the band playing the hidden track that appears on the EP, and you can watch it below.Add to My Radar
Philadelphia rockers Little Big League have announced details for their sophomore release. Entitled “Tropical Jinx,” the album is officially slated for an October 14th release via their new label home, Run For Cover Records. Pre-orders for the ten-song album will be available shortly; stay tuned for details.
To get you ready for the big day and give you a taste of what’s in store, the band are streaming the title track. Check it out below.
“Tropical Jinx” (the album) is the follow-up to the band’s debut full-length, 2012′s “These Are Good People,” which was released via Tiny Engines.Add to My Radar
Indie singer-songwriter Koji has just posted his entire discography online in order to raise money for Ebola awareness. You can find all of his releases on his bandcamp, where the proceeds will go to the cause.
On his move to raise money for Ebola, Koji commented:
I’m giving away my entire discography and collecting donations via my bandcamp to raise funds to combat the Ebola outbreak in west Africa. Over 1,500 people have died in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria, Senegal, and the Democratic Republic of Congo because of Ebola and many more are infected. The lack of clean water and medical personnel/supplies are major factors standing in the way of containment of the deadly virus. I will be donating money from my bandcamp to Charity: Water and Doctors Without Borders.
When people come together, they can make a huge difference. There is an unprecedented public health crisis happening in west Africa and it deserves more attention. I’m grateful that I can use my music to get people engaged with this issue and the important work that organizations like Doctors Without Borders and Charity: Water do.Add to My Radar
Connecticut punks Hostage Calm have released a full stream of their upcoming album, Die on Stage. You can stream the whole thing below. If you like it, you’re in luck: Hostage Calm and Run For Cover Records are offering an early sale of the album for $5 over on bandcamp.
Hostage Calm will officially release Die on Stage on September 16, 2014 through Run For Cover Records. It is the follow up to their 2012 album, Please Remain Calm.Add to My Radar
The new record is set to be released on September 16th through Run For Cover Records. The band’s last release was a 7″ split with Anti-Flag that came out back in February.Add to My Radar
You’re Gonna Miss It All was released on February 11th through Run for Cover Records.
The band will be playing on a ton of tours in the coming months, including a short run of shows with I Am The Avalanche, a UK headlining tour, and a US tour supporting The Story So Far and The Wonder Years.Add to My Radar