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Holy. Fucking. Shit. Those were the exact words that came out of my mouth when I first heard The Greatest Sons. This Canadian 3-piece's debut EP "We'll Take The Road" is pure perfection and it's got a little bit of something just about everyone can enjoy, mixing the fast-paced fury of NOFX with the The Bouncing Souls' bass-heavy sound and The Loved Ones' melodicism. That's all I've really got to say - stop reading this and go over to Bandcamp and listen to this bad ass EP!
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Nashville emo act Daisyhead will heading out on a two-week tour of the eastern United States early next month.
Details on when and where they’ll be playing can be found below.Add to My Radar
La Dispute’s upcoming album “Rooms of the House” is due out March 18th on the band’s new label, Better Living. Balance And Composure’s latest album “The Things We Think We’re Missing” was released on September 10th via No Sleep Records (US) and Hassle Records (UK/EU).Add to My Radar
La Dispute have released a music video for a new song titled “For Mayor in Splitsville”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, Rooms of the House.
You can check out the video, courtesy of The AV Club, right here.Add to My Radar
Pretty cool signing for the No Sleep Records team!
Baltimore punks Old Lines (founded by Mitch Roemer, formerly of Pulling Teeth and Ruiner) have announced that they’ve signed to No Sleep. The label will be the home for the Old Lines album that is currently in the works. Sounds at this point like we should see it by the end of the year, but we’ll keep you posted.
The band’s last release, their “If You See Something, Say Something” EP, was released last October via Reptilian Records.Add to My Radar
Broadway Calls’ last release Comfort/Distraction came out almost one year ago on No Sleep Records.Add to My Radar
The band had this to say about the new record and working with producer Jack Shirley:
“When writing for this new record, we really focused on our music translating well to a live show without losing it’s natural charm, so Jack’s methods of analog recordings will help us to achieve that. The newer material has a much more raw, natural, and involved approach to songwriting. Sonically, the songs maintain a lush and ambient atmosphere without losing the abrasiveness and urgency.”
We will keep you posted as more details surface for the album.
Nashville emo group Daisyhead has announced plans to release a split EP with Baltimore indie rock band Have Mercy. The four song split is set to be released on February 25th through No Sleep Records. You can check out two of the songs, “Dishonest” by Daisyhead, and “Pete Rose and Babe Ruth” by Have Mercy, below.Add to My Radar
The band used the series of video updates to give fans a peek into what it’s like to be on tour. Watch all six episodes from the start right here.
The latest album from The Swellers, The Light Under Closed Doors, was released on October 29th, 2013 through No Sleep Records.Add to My Radar
Adventures proves the perfect foil to Run, Forever. The former is screamo, energetic, straightforward, brash yet highly accessible. The latter is broody, an outlier and an accessible expansion into 90s emo/melodic/grunge. Both are counterpoints though to the superfluous influx of cutthroat bands that try but just end up falling short in the multitude of genre mash-ups. Both remain loud, airier, pleasant and in your face. Can’t go wrong with this.
Reba Meyers starts Adventures off on their five minute tirade. She prides herself on impressively raw, authentic and versatile vocals. Her voice isn’t as low in the mix and loses its more distant-sounding tone compared to past efforts. Stylistically, this works in an amped up and dramatic fashion. Huge, crunchy guitars and some impressive vocal harmonizing make “Call Me At Night” so potent and the production really highlights the percussion on this song, as well as the ensuing “Thin”. This treads more post-hardcore waters. Cathartic screams hover slightly under the surface while melancholy guitars roam around on top of tight, methodical drums.
In stark contrast, Run, Forever is steeped in a slower, softer affair laced with sadness. It’s a morose hue and solid in its own dark realm. The acclaim here is garnered on the solidarity and melodic-emo vibe of the 90s sound that sticks pins and needles into you. They’ve overcome so many struggles and it’s apparent on the emotional and openly honest “Headlights”. The wailing and dirty sound of “Lost The Feeling” echo how much they’ve branched off into territory a la Balance and Composure. Both songs circle around the same format, creating an unconventionally heavy finished product.
How good are these bands? Very. How under-the-radar? Very. They’re daring and such bold fucking music needs you to stand up and take note. I won’t be surprised to hear this EP making the rounds on lists when 2014 ends but one thing’s for sure. A full-length from both bands would surely be geared towards leaving indelible marks.
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