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If you like the emotionally driven punk/post-hardcore in the vein of Small Brown Bike, Hot Water Music and Jawbreaker you may want to check out Vancouver's Things Change recently released their debut three song EP "The Power of the Ocean" and you can stream two of the tracks on the band's bandcamp - the song "Modern Explorers" is a real gem!
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Silverstein have added a handful of Australian dates to their ongoing Discovering The Waterfront 10th anniversary tour, on which they’re playing the 2005 album in its entirety every night.
Silverstein recently signed with Rise Records, who will be releasing their upcoming album I Am Alive In Everything I Touch on May 19th . They last released the deluxe edition of their latest album This Is How The Winds Shift in 2013 through Hopeless Records.Add to My Radar
Boston, Massachusetts’ Transit really started making an impact on the scene in the late 2000’s. They broke through to a lot of people with their third official release, 2009’s Stay Home EP, which was reminiscent of melodic hardcore bands like Lifetime and Small Brown Bike. 2010’s full-length Keep This To Yourself (on Run For Cover) placed them in front of newer audiences and they soon signed to Rise Records, on which they released 2011’s Listen and Forgive, which, with its cleaner guitars and twinkly-ness, was much more like American Football than Tell All Your Friends. While people loved the album, a transition as extreme as this left fans wondering what the next one would sound like. That said, 2013’s Young New England was the band’s delve into poppier music, although the record still contained a heavy emo-influence, primarily in the guitar work (like all Transit records do). The album, however, was a bittersweet sound to a lot of fans, old and new.
That leads us to 2014’s Joyride, out now on Rise Records. Shortly before the album’s release, Transit announced the leaving of long-time guitarist Tim Landers, who had played on every release prior (Landers himself shared on social media that all of his parts would be likely removed from Joyride’s final mixes). That said, how did Joyride hold up?
Well, the problem with Joyride really lies in the fact that it’s a Transit album. Being one of the more creative bands in the newer pop punk and emo “revival” scenes, this was without a doubt their least interesting album to date. It feels like they lost most of their punk and emo influences without Landers there. Really, when you get down to it, this isn’t a punk or emo album at all – it’s a pop rock album by a barely recognizable band.
That’s not to say that Transit should just stick to their old stuff to appease their fans by any means. But what was always appreciable about Transit was the progress they made creatively in every release. Even with Young New England, which was many people’s least favorite, you could tell the band was doing what they wanted and were pushing their own boundaries as artists. And that was respectable. However this album makes them look lazy. Going back to the loss of a guitarist as well, the two separate guitar parts that strangely pieced together the band’s sound in the past are missing, as each part couldn’t survive without the other (try listening to KTTY in one ear at a time and you’ll see what I mean).
Now, even after all of the negative sentiments I just expressed about it, this is not necessarily a bad album by itself. It’s extremely catchy, and admittedly frontman Joe Boynton’s lyrics are still relatably sad and/or dark. Sometimes I question the authenticity of the lyrics due to this being the third or fourth album with what seems to be the same lyrical themes, but overall it seems that while the rest of the band have gotten lame-er, Boynton’s started putting way more thought into lyrical imagery and how his words fit into a song musically, rather than making them feel forced. There’s some great songs that stick out too, the first four in particular (“Sweet Resistance” will be on repeat for the next week, guaranteed), as well as “Fine By Me” (which is truly for anyone who’s looked back at their past and wished the present was a little more like the ol’ days) and “Too Little Too Late.”
For Joyride, I give the guys in Transit a generous 3 out of 5 stars. If it wasn’t for it being a Transit album, it might have been a 3.5, but I legitimately think they can do way better and that this record lacks a lot of creativity. Progression is good – degression, not so much.
The album is split into four chapters, “each track’s setting is a different city that geographically falls into that region, with real life recordings of each city incorporated into the songs” as transitions between them.Add to My Radar
Silverstein releases music video for “A Midwestern State of Emergency” off upcoming album “I Am Alive In Everything I Touch”
Silverstein has just released a music video for their brand new song “A Midwestern State of Emergency”. The track will appear on the band’s upcoming album, “I Am Alive In Everything I Touch”, which is set to be released on May 9th, through Rise Records.
Check it out below.
The band last released “This Is How The Winds Shift” in 2013 through Hopeless Records.Add to My Radar
Don’t Be Long is slated for release on February 24th. The band will release the album through their own imprint, Stay Close Records, which is in partnership with Rise Records.Add to My Radar
Fans of New Jersey electronic-hardcore band Palisades can stream their brand-new full length album, Mind Games, right here. The album is the band’s follow up to their 2013 release, Outcasts, and it will be officially released on January 13th on Rise Records. The band combines hardcore with EDM (that’s electronic dance music, to those of us who don’t venture too far outside of the punk genres).
Palisades also has a new video out for the track “Mind Games,” and you can watch it below.Add to My Radar
“Why hello there 2015. I think we’ll put out a record & tour during your stay.”
We’ll keep you posted as more details on the new record come to light. The Early November reissued their debut album The Rooms Too Cold in honor of it’s ten-year anniversary in December 2013 on Rise Records. Their latest full-length In Currents was released in 2012.Add to My Radar
Jonny Craig streams “Party And The Dream” off upcoming collaborative album “The Blueprint For Going In Circles”
This release comes shortly after the announcement of the album on which it is featured. The collaborative album titled The Blueprint For Going In Circles is a collaboration with Kyle Lucas and Captain Midnite and will officially launch on January 27 via Artery Recordings.
Craig recently announced a tour alongside Kyle Lucas, Captain Midnite, and Down With Webster throughout January and February in the United States. You can check out the dates and locations for that tour below.
Jonny Craig’s most recent project is Sacramento rock group Slaves, which released its debut album, Through Art We Are All Equals, in June via Artery.Add to My Radar
Texas post-hardcore band Crown the Empire will be making their first trip to New Zealand in 2015, to play WestFest in Auckland this March. The one-day festival will also feature Lagwagon , Soundgarden, Faith No More, All Time Low , and Judas Priest.
Crown the Empire most recently released The Resistance: Rise of the Runaways, which came out last July on Rise Records.Add to My Radar
The metalcore outfit Issues is losing one of its members, as keyboard player Ty “Scout” will no longer tour with the band as of 2015. Scout says he will continue to help the band write and produce upcoming tracks, as he pursues other musical endeavours. You can read his whole statement below.
Issues most recently released a self-titled full length album in February of 2014 on Rise Records.Add to My Radar
Teenage Time Killers sign to Rise Records, debut LP to feature Dave Grohl, Matt Skiba, Brian Baker, Jello Biafra, etc
Teenage Time Killers, a supergroup led by members of metal legends Corrosion of Conformity, have signed with Rise Records and will release their debut LP, ‘Teenage Time Killers – Greatest Hits Vol. 1′, in early 2015.
The brainchild of COC drummer Reed Mullin (COC), guitarist Mick Murphy (My Ruin/Chevy Metal/Birds of Satan) and producer John ‘Lou” Lousteau, Teenage Time Killers* also features a lineup comprised of alternative/metal/punk titans such as Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), Neil Fallon (Clutch), Jello Biafra (Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine, Dead Kennedys), Matt Skiba (Alkaline Trio), Brian Baker (Minor Threat/Bad Religion), Randy Blythe (Lamb of God), Lee Ving (Fear), Pat Smear (Foo Fighters/Nirvana/Germs), Nick Oliveri (Kyuss/Queens of the Stone Age) and many others.
All of the LP’s instrumental parts were recorded at Grohl’s Studio 606 in Los Angeles, CA, using his famed Sound City mixing board. Grohl also plays on 12 tracks.
‘Teenage Time Killers – Greatest Hits Vol. 1′ was mastered by Bill Stevenson (Descendents, Black Flag, Only Crime).Add to My Radar