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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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This Week's Releases: 12/23/2014
Next Week's Releases: 12/30/2014
Trophy Lungs, Defeater, Elway, The Holy Mess, and more contribute to “Solidarity Mixtape Volume 1″ to support Black Lives Matter
Kevin Bogart, a member of Boston punk outfit Trophy Lungs, has organized a benefit compilation titled Solidarity Mixtape Volume 1 to bring awareness to and support for the Black Lives Matter movement. The mixtape features 42 bands from around the country, including Defeater, Elway, The Holy Mess, and more.
The album is listed on bandcamp as a “pay what you want” download, but all proceeds raised in the next 2 weeks will be donated to Black Lives Matter. According to the organizers, “the mission of Black Lives Matter is to affirm and embrace the resistance and resilience of Black people. Black Lives Matter is working for a world where Black lives are no longer systematically and intentionally targeted for demise.”Add to My Radar
The Lippies are a female fronted pop-punk band from Grand Rapids, Michigan. I’d love to give you a unique description of their sound but after 4 consecutive listens to their newly released self-titled EP all I can tell you is they’re catchy as hell and definitely worth checking out. “302″ might be my favorite pop-song discovery of the month. Stream the whole EP here.Add to My Radar
The Matches just finished a round of shows celebrating the tenth anniversary of their classic debut album E. Von Dahl Killed the Locals, and released a live album on their Bandcamp page called 10YearsEVDKTL, which you can stream below.
The Matches last released The Matches Album 4, Unreleased; Graphics? Title? Or Not Needed? in 2009, and went on hiatus that same year. They have no plans to release new music or embark on a full-scale tour, but will play some shows in Australia next month.Add to My Radar
For those that decide to purchase the track, all benefits will go to Rock To The Future, which provides under-served Philadelphia youth with the opportunity to obtain a free music education.
The group’s debut, Nothing Works, was released in April 2014 via Major Bear Records.Add to My Radar
Sledding With Tigers to release first-ever vinyl pressing of “Not The Beatles Yet”, stream new single “Quit YR Job”
California folk-punk group Sledding With Tigers has just announced that they will be releasing the first-ever vinyl pressing of their album Not The Beatles Yet on January 27, 2015 via Antique Records.
The 14-track album is full of many tracks from the group’s early years as well as some studio cuts of some of the band’s live staple tracks. Only 300 copies will be made available in vinyl and can be pre-ordered here.
The first single from the release, “Quit YR Job”, has been launched to the ears of the public and you can stream it here.Add to My Radar
No Sleep Records offers “No Sleep ‘Till Christmas” compilation (Alcoa, Daisyhead, Seasons Change, and more) for free download
Huntington Beach-based label No Sleep Records have just released their No Sleep ‘Till Christmas compilation today, and they are offering it for free download. You can stream it in full, or snag a copy of your own, below.Add to My Radar
Just in time for Christmas, Blacklist Royals are releasing a new track called “Convicts and Choirs,” and you can stream it below. I guess the band was getting into the holiday spirit, because you can also download it for free right here.
The Blacklist Royals most recently released a full-length album titled Die Young With Me, through Krian Music Group.Add to My Radar
The 8-track release features some skankin’ Christmas songs, and follows up their MaSKArades Vol. 7: SKAlloween, which you can listen to here if Halloween in December is your thing.Add to My Radar
Perth punk rockers Blindspot are scheduled to release their new EP, You’re So Phoney, on January 17th. Their brand of fast-paced punk interspersed with ska breakdowns is worth checking out, and you can download the title track for free (and/or pre-order the EP) right here, or stream it below.Add to My Radar
This song may not be for the average hardcore fan: it is a slow, brooding piano instrumental plus vocals from the Canadian Opera Company. Band member Jonah Falco sums it up this way:
We were thrilled to work with singers from the COC, but when we had a chance to talk to them and get into the rehearsal space, we realized that we had less than 24 hours. We went in with a vague idea, tore it up, started again. We didn’t want to waste those singers in a half-baked punk song. Mike, our guitar player, came up with the shell of an idea of a singer who was lured from her art by the illusion of freedom, promised by a nefarious stranger. We were interested in creating a piece that seized the musical opportunity rather than addressing one particular moment, but the frame of the story–a person who is free leaving the structures in which they’ve grown to do something new only to have that illusion shattered by reality–is a very old narrative, and one that we see echoed throughout stories in this or any other year.
The band released it on their Canadian record label, Arts & Crafts.Add to My Radar
The song will appear on the band’s upcoming split with Anchorless, which is set to be released in early 2015 through State of Mind Recordings.Add to My Radar
Pat “The Bunny” Schneeweis of Ramshackle Glory has released a new solo album titled Probably Nothing, Possibly Everything, which he will be touring in support of this coming January.Add to My Radar
Massachusetts punks Oh The Humanity! have released a politically charged new song titled “Stay Pissed.” Here’s what the band had to say about the track, which you can stream and/or download for free below:
“In the spirit of the movement to organize against police brutality and misuse of power we decided to record and release this song on its own. Like some of us, you or someone you love may have been brutalized, harassed, intimidated, or disrespected by a law enforcement official. The very people whose job it is to protect us. This isn’t to say that all Cops are bad or evil, they aren’t, but now is the time to make our voices heard and let the world know that we aren’t going to take abuse from our protectors anymore. Here’s our contribution.”
Oh The Humanity! released their debut full-length Carry Me Home earlier this year. If you wanna check that out, it’s available to stream/purchase on their Bandcamp page.Add to My Radar