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Save Ends (Emo Punk) stream new album “A Book About Bad Luck”

Boston emo punk band Save Ends are streaming their new album on Bandcamp now. I personally love the slow melodic sound of this album, fans of American Pinup would really appreciate the tone of the album.

You can give “A Book About Bad Luck” a listen below.



Album Review: Sinai Vessel – “Brokenlegged”

I’m guessing most of you folks have heard of the Fest in Gainesville, Florida. Well I’m going this year and I’ve begun my prep work. As I listen to the bands that are slated to play, I’m struck by two things: 1. How could I not have heard of X band? 2. I definitely have to see X band. If I had the ability to split into multiple versions of myself like Ash in Army of Darkness, it would come in very handy from Oct 27-29. Alas, since I lack this gift, I’m going to have to make some tough decisions. One band that I’ve got underlined, circled and highlighted is Sinai Vessel. Once again, how have I never heard of these guys? For the others of the uninitiated, I’d describe SN thusly: If Ben Gibbard (Death Cab and Postal Service), Justin Pierre (Motion City Soundtrack), and Chris Crisci (Appleseed Cast) were fused together by a mad scientist and decided to form a Superchunk-inspired indie rock band. Sinai Vessel hails from North Carolina. Helmed by singer/songwriter Caleb Cordes, SN began as a project of his with a revolving cast of musicions. For Brokenlegged, Cordes has rounded out Sinai Vessel with a permanent bass (Daniel Hernandez) and drums (Joshua Herron).

Looseleaf kicks off the record and it pretty much exemplifies what the band is all about. A subtle arpeggio and strings arrangement gives way to noisy guitars and earnest vocals. I tried to categorize these guys as Indie, rather than break out the E word, just to save Sinai Vessel from being cast into the Emo Abyss; but Indie’s not a choice anymore. You’ll definitely catch the E vibe on Looseleaf though. Seriously if track one doesn’t make you a Sinai Vessel fan, then they are not for you. It’s a standout track on a record full of them. Ramekin slides in next and doesn’t vary the formula too much. Argeggio, jumpy beat, catchy. The subdued vocal style used by Cordes on this one drives home the Death Cab comparisons. Laughlin keeps the hits coming using the style that makes the entire record cohesive, no punches pulled here. Down with the Hull, Dogs, and Birthblood don’t vary from the formula that perfectly soothes what ails you. When the vocals kick in on Died on my Birthday, try to keep I’ll follow you into the dark out of your head. THIS IS A DIFFERENT SONG!! Typically the acoustic gear-shift song comes in last, just to send the record out on a mellow note. Not so on Brokenlegged. Sinai Vessel brings Cork of Worry last, a mellow tune, but with a sinister backbone.

I think this album caught me at a vulnerable moment because when I heard it, my heart felt like it was going to float out of my body. After many listenings, it stands up pretty well. Brokenlegged definitely popped into my top 10 of 2017 and, as mentioned earlier, Sinai Vessel is underlined, highlighted and circled on my Fest schedule. I’m ticking off the days ‘til Oct 27.

4.5/5 Stars



The Hotelier announce US and European tours

Massachusetts’ The Hotelier have announced a string of US headline dates in November. The tour supports are Oso Oso and Alex Napping. Full details of the tour are below.

The band then head over to mainland Europe and the UK for a few shows – details of those gigs are below too.



Mannequin Pussy premiere video for “Emotional High”

Philadelphia’s Mannequin Pussy have premiered a new video for “Emotional High.” The song is off their album “Romantic,” released in 2016 on Tiny Engines.

If you’re a fan of folks having a good time (and who isn’t? What are you, some kind of fucking monster?), check out the video below!



Mannequin Pussy embark on North American tour

Philly punks Mannequin Pussy have announced some upcoming tour dates in support of their latest release “Romantic”. The new album released in October is the second release for the band, the first since 2014’s “Gypsy Pervert”.

You can catch Mannequin Pussy on tour throughout the US beginning July 26th. Check out below for a full list of tour dates.



Dikembe (pop-punk) release cover of Green Day’s “Uptight”

Gainesville pop-punk act Dikembe have released a brand new cover of Green Day’s “Uptight.” You can listen to it below.

Dikembe have been uploading a new song to their Bandcamp page each month this year, and will continue to do so through the rest of 2017. You can find the other tracks here.



Mannequin Pussy release video for ‘Pledge’

Philadelphia’s noise punk act Mannequin Pussy dropped a new video for its track ‘Pledge’. The song is taken from the band’s 2016 full length release ‘Romantic’, which came out through Tiny Engines.

Mannequin Pussy started its European tour just today. Head down below for the ‘Pledge’ video and full tour dates.



Cayetana streams new track “Bus Ticket”

Philadelphia indie-punk group Cayetana is streaming a new track titled “Bus Ticket.” You can listen to it below.

The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album “New Kind of Normal,” which is set to be released on May 5th via Cayetana’s own record label “Plum Records.” You can find more information about the album here.



Dikembe stream cover of Frank Ocean’s “Thinkin Bout You”

Gainesville emo-punks Dikembe are currently streaming their newest cover song, keeping up with their goal to release one per month. The track is a cover of “Thinkin Bout You” by Frank Ocean, and you can listen to it below.

Dikembe will be streaming a new cover via their Bandcamp page every month during 2017.



Dikembe stream cover of Shellac’s “Prayer To God” feat. Bob Nanna from Braid

Gainesville emo-punks Dikembe are currently streaming a new cover song following their announcement regarding recording and releasing a series of covers over 2017. You can listen to their take on Shellac’s “Prayer To God” below.

The track features guest vocals from Bob Nanna, guitarist and vocalist from Illinois post-hardcore veterans Braid. Dikembe will be streaming a new cover via their Bandcamp page every month during 2017.



Sinai Vessel (emo) stream new album “Brokenlegged”

North Carolina emo band Sinai Vessel are streaming their new album Brokenlegged in its entirety.

You can give it a listen below.

Brokenlegged will be released on January 27th on the Tiny Engines label.  Sinai Vessel last released the EP Profanity in 2013.



Watch: Signals Midwest perform “At This Age” for Live From At The Rock Room

Ohio’s Signals Midwest have released the third and final video from their recent Live From The Rock Room session. It’s for “At This Age,” the title track form their latest full length. Check it out below.

 

At This Age came out in September, 2016 through Tiny Engines. It’s the band’s fourth studio album, following 2013’s Light on the Lake.



Signals Midwest release “Alchemy Hour” music video

Ohio’s Signals Midwest have released a music video for “Alchemy Hour,” which is taken from their latest album At This Age. Check it out below.

At This Age came out in September, 2016 through Tiny Engines. It’s the band’s fourth studio album, following 2013’s Light on the Lake.



Dikembe stream cover of Superdrag’s “Sucked Out”

Gainesville’s Dikembe have announced that they will be recording and releasing a series of cover songs over the course of 2017.  They have kicked things off this month with a cover of Superdrag’s “Sucked Out.”

You can check it out below.

Dikembe last released Hail Something on July 7th, 2016.



Yeesh (post-punk) release new music video – “End Results”

Philadelphia post-punk trio Yeesh have a new video out for their song “End Results.” Check it out below.

The track comes from the band’s latest album, Confirmation Bias, which they released this past summer via Tiny Engines.