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New Video: Sundressed debut title track from upcoming album “A Little Less Put Together”

Arizona emotive pop punks Sundressed have unveiled the music video for the title track to their upcoming full-length, “A Little Less Put Together.” Check it out here.

“A Little Less Put Together” is due out March 24th on the band’s new label home, Animal Style Records. Pre-order it here, and while you’re at it, check out the dates for the bands upcoming tour with Nominee right below.

Sundressed’s last release, their EP “The Same Condition”, was released in October 2015 through Take This To Heart Records.



Sundressed sign to Animal Style Records, stream new song “Limelight”

Arizona emotive pop punks Sundressed are the latest addition to the Animal Style Records roster. There’s no word yet on an official label debut release yet, but they band have debuted the first song that’ll appear on it. It’s called “Limelight,” and you can check it out here, even though it’s not a note-for-note cover of the Rush classic of the same name. Oh, and they’ve also got a handful of tour dates coming up. Check ’em out below.

 

Sundressed’s last release, their EP “The Same Condition”, was released in October 2015 through Take This To Heart Records.



Album Review: The Fake Boys – I Love My Life When You’re Around

I Love My Life When You’re Around is the latest album by The Fake Boys. One thing that the album did was perpetually surprise me, every time you think you know what is happening there is a change. There seems to have been a deliberate attempt to infuse more psychedelic approaches and effects into the traditional punk elements in the music. The vocal style also changes often. When I listened to the album my eye-brows were raised at some point during just about every song; something interesting, out there or ambitious lurks around every corner. Whether the band capitalises on these intriguing moments is a matter of opinion.

Read my opinion below



Muncie Girls release video for “Social Side”

UK pop-punks Muncie Girls have a new video out for the song “Social Side,” and you can check it out below.  The song appears on the band’s debut album From Caplan to Belsize.  The album as released on March 4th via Animal Style Records.

Muncie Girls most recently released a demo of the song “Five Miles” to raise funds for a beloved venue that suffered substantial losses after a fire.  You can find that demo here.



Apologies, I Have None: Album Pre-Order And Song Premiere

In recent months, we have seen London Post-punks Apologies, I Have None become a new addition to Animal Style Records and in turn announce an August release of their new record “Pharmacie”. The latest news from the band is the premiere of their new song “Love & Medication”, taken from the upcoming LP.

On top of the new single, the vinyl pre-order for “Pharmacie” has been made available by Animal Style Records here.

You can listen to the band’s latest single “Love & Medication” on Visions, or check out their entire catalog at the band’s Bandcamp page.



EP Review: Henrietta – “Paper Wings”

Finding familiarity in new music can either work well or be a complete bust. Influence and originality sometimes fit best between paying homage and being paralyzed in the past. There’s a respectable nostalgia to “this artist and I have similar tastes” when it’s not total emulation or a mediocre copy of something done before. This is the most respectable kind of music in my opinion – artists that learn from predecessors but expand on what they did by combining different musical tastes, tools, and talents to create a product that looks different than the original ingredients first brought to the table. That said, Henrietta is somewhat of an indie rock melting pot.

When I first put on Paper Wings, I heard aspects of other artists I love – Copeland and Further Seems Forever most heavily (as Substream previously pointed out), but also Mae and Moneen at times. And while all those bands were based in similar scenes (most of them are broken up or rarely active), they were all distinctively different. In proper form, Henrietta is distinctively from their peers and influences as well.

Beginning with the title track, Henrietta showcases their solid mix of pretty, American Football-esque guitar parts and heavy-for-emphasis climactic moments from the get go. The song is a good introduction to the rest of the EP and folds right into the next track, “Departures” which lays on the heavier side of their instrumentation, but without feeling dark. But Henrietta’s sound isn’t only limited to the heavier and lighter side of this. Each song is unique: “Black & Blue” is a poppier track, while “Arrows” is a gloomy slow jam. “In the Backyard” almost meets between math and punk, while “Opposite Ways” is a sad closer track that tells the story of a relationship’s end in a more closure-focused way than a “currently dealing with it” kind of way. The release concludes with vocalist Manny Urdaneta singing “Just leave me under this bridge, let my body float in the water” as the band carries you away with an acoustic guitar-led track titled “Few Friends”.

My only complaint about Paper Wings is pretty small: I wish there were a few more catchy moments in this album. I don’t mean the kind of “hooks” that radio executives talk about to attract their general audience. Rather, I mean that while the guys in Henrietta are very talented and pretty good songwriters, it’d be great to hear a lyric or a melody or a guitar part or something in each that summarizes the overall feel or point of some songs a little more clearly. I think of it as a musical punchline, and while there’s no proper way to do this or not do it, I think it would serve Henrietta well if they were able to write them in without compromising the intricate instrumentation and border pushing that makes them who they are (To be fair, I think the song “Opposite Ways” does a good job of this from the get go).

All that said, Henrietta gets a 4.5/5 for Paper Wings. Keep on the lookout for this band! They deserve your attention and by the looks of it, they’ll have it fast.

4.5/5 Stars



Apologies, I Have None release new music video – “Wraith”

London melodic punk group Apologies, I Have None just released a new “montage video” for their new track, “Wraith.” Guess what? You can watch it below.

The song is the second track off the band’s upcoming new full-length album, Pharmacie, which is due out on August 26th on Animal Style Records. Check out the album cover art to the left, and the full tracklisting below the video.

Pharmacie will be the second full-length album from Apologies, I Have None, following their 2012 debut, London.



Apologies, I Have None sign to Animal Style Records announce “Pharmacie”

London, UK punks Apologies, I Have None have announced that they signed to Animal Style Records. In addition, they’ve announced their new LP “Pharmacie” which will drop some time in August. You can listen to their back catalog here, and stream their recent split with Luca Brasi here.

Pre-orders should be coming soon; we’ll keep you apprised.



Half Hearted Hero (pop-punk) stream new album “Isn’t Real”

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based pop-punks Half Hearted Hero are streaming their upcoming album “Isn’t Real” in full right here.

The album is due out on May 27, 2016 through Animal Style Records and is the long-awaited follow up to their 2013 album Whatever.

Pre-orders for Isn’t Real can be found here.



Half Hearted Hero (Massachusetts pop-punk) stream new track, “Invisible City” off upcoming album “Isn’t Real”

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based pop-punks Half Hearted Hero have premiered the third new track from their upcoming album “Isn’t Real.” This one is called “Invisible City” and you can check it out here.

“Isn’t Real” is due out on May 27, 2016 through Animal Style Records and is the long-awaited follow up to their 2013 album Whatever.

Pre-orders for Isn’t Real can be found here.



Henrietta stream new album “Paper Wings”

Orlando rockers Henrietta are streaming their new album Paper Wings.

Give it a listen below.

Paper Wings will be released on April 29th through Animal Style Records.



Half Hearted Hero (pop-punk) stream new song “Same Old Same” off upcoming album “Isn’t Real”

Massachusetts pop-punks Half Hearted Hero have premiered another brand new song off their upcoming album “Isn’t Real.” This one is called “Same Old Same” and you can check it out below.

“Isn’t Real” will be released on May 27, 2016 through Animal Style Records and is the long-awaited follow up to their 2013 album Whatever.

Pre-orders for Isn’t Real can be found here.



Half Hearted Hero announce new album ‘Isn’t Real’; stream new song “All of Me”

Massachusetts punks Half Hearted Hero have announced their upcoming album, Isn’t Real. The LP will be released on May 27, 2016 through Animal Style Records and is the long-awaited follow up to their 2013 album Whatever.

The band have also released a stream of a single from the album, titled “All of Me,” which you can listen to via Alternative Press here.

Pre-orders for Isn’t Real can be found here.



Henrietta stream new song from upcoming LP

Orlando rockers Henrietta have announced they will be putting out a new LP titled Paper Wings. The 7-song record is set to release on April 29th through Animal Style Records.

You can listen to the LP’s lead single “Arrows” and check out its tracklist below.

Paper Wings will be Henrietta’s first album in 2 years, serving as a follow-up to 2014’s The Trick Is Not Minding.



Muncie Girls streaming entire new album “From Caplan To Belsize”

Last week, UK pop-punks Muncie Girls released a music video for their song “Respect”, which appears on the band’s upcoming album “From Caplan to Belsize”.

Today, the band has made the entire album available to stream, which you can listen to here.

Additionally, you can find details on the band’s upcoming tour dates here.

“From Caplan to Belsize” is set to be released on March 4th through Animal Style Records (US), Specialist Subject Records (UK), and Uncle M Music (EU). Pre-orders are available here.