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Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 8:31 PM (PST) by liathdavis
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 2:30 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Skywalker are streaming their new EP Sugar House in its entirety.
You can give it a listen below.
Sugar House was released on September 1st, 2017.
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 1:50 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Massachusetts post-hardcore act In Good Nature are streaming their new EP The Words We’ll Never Say.
You can check it out below.
The Words We’ll Never Say was released on August 25th, 2017, and is the bands first for Anchor Eighty Four Records.
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 10:18 PM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Following yesterday’s news that they had released a new song, post-hardcore legends Quicksand have revealed some details for their long-awaited third album Interiors, which is due for release on November 10th.
Produced by Will Yip, Interiors is Quicksand’s first full-length studio album since 1995’s Manic Compression. Before the album comes out, the band will be touring the U.S., starting early next month.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 10:44 AM (PST) by Chris Ramone
Post-hardcore legends Quicksand have announced that they have signed to Epitaph Records, and their debut for the label, titled Interiors, will be released sometime this year. It will be the band’s first album since 1995’s Manic Compression, and only their third full-length studio album over the course of their 27-year career.
Quicksand also just released their first song in 22 years, “Illuminant”, which is available for streaming on Spotify.
In anticipation of Interiors, the band will embark on a U.S. tour, which begins two weeks from today. We’ll keep you posted as more details on the record (including an official release date) come to light.
UPDATE: It has been confirmed that Interiors will be released on November 10th.
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 12:15 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Post-hardcore veterans At The Drive In have announced some November UK tour dates.
You can check out all the dates and locations below.
At The Drive In last released in•ter a•li•a on May 5th via Rise Records. It is the band’s first full-length release since 2000’s Relationship of Command.
Monday, August 14, 2017 at 3:28 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
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Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 3:53 PM (PST) by steve_kingston
“Sugar House” will be released on September 1st; you can pre-order your copy here.
The band will also be starting their European tour in September. You can find a list of dates below.
Massachusetts post-hardcore act In Good Nature have released a video for “Vacant”, a track from upcoming Anchor Eighty Four Records released EP “The Words We’ll Never Say”. The EP is out August 25th, with pre-orders up now.
You can watch the video below.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 at 3:15 PM (PST) by Johnny X
Talk Of Violence was released in November, 2017.
Nothing strikes fear into a fan’s heart more than an announcement that a band has decided to rip apart their sound and start again. Sure, we expect a band to grow, to develop and to experiment but all within the relative confines of their signature style. However, when a band decides to recast themselves altogether, results can be mixed to say the least. Not only are the band challenging themselves, but they also have to brace themselves for the inevitable backlash from their fans. Some people will never forgive AFI for changing from the punk roots of “Answer That And Stay Fashionable” or the way Yellowcard went in a more pop-punk direction on the “Still Standing” EP. Even more popular bands that just about fall under the punk remit like Fall Out Boy and Paramore are, now, totally unrecognizable to the bands they started out as, which has been ‘divisive’ to say the least. Therefore, it is not without some degree of trepidation to learn that Hundredth have embarked on a whole new direction on their fourth record “Rare”.
Understandably, the band felt they had taken their hardcore sound as far as they could after 2015’s “Free”. Rather than split up, the band sought to metamorphosis into something different altogether. “Rare” sees the band totally dismantle their hardcore sound, leaving only the faintest of residue behind. The result is a dark, shoegaze album replete with sheets of distorted guitars and echoing, often ghostly, vocals. It is an admirable attempt at transformation and one that is, on the whole, pulled off with aplomb.
This is not a toe dipped tentatively in the water either. Hundreth have climbed to the top diving board and hurled themselves wholeheartedly into their new sound. Nothing contrived or fake here. From the The Cure-esque bassline and the layers of distorted guitar on opening song “Vertigo”, it’s clear that the band have buried any remnants of the band they were. It’s still a hard-edged, heavy track but the way the band have adopted a dark, brooding tone creates a far darker, almost oppressive soundscape. The creeping, echoing vocals from frontman Chadwick Johnson add to the air of claustrophobia giving the whole thing it’s own definite, downbeat character. As on the majority of the album they float rather than howl, dripping with ominous menace. This is something that continues throughout the album. “Neurotic” adds bruising drums and a heavier break-down but it’s hardcore seen through the prism of 80s post punk and 90s shoegaze rather than approaching anything as crushing as heard on previous albums. “White Squall” again wears it’s 80s goth influences on it’s sleeve, starting out as a mid-tempo rocker before soon giving way to a resounding, panoramic chorus.
Thankfully, the band still know how to write urgent, insistent, heavy songs with “Hole” and “Disarray” providing a bit more bone and muscle. “Disarray” in particular hits hard with the band whipping up a discordant wall of noise as Johnson’s haunting voice echoes the line “control is a delusion/the walls are gonna cave”. At other points on the album, the band lock into a more shoegazzy groove with songs such as “Grey” and “Shy Vein” mirroring Catherine Wheel’s ability to sound aggressive over woozy, shimmery shoegaze guitars. The mid-tempo songs give the album real depth and substance. Initially, they might lack presence but on repeat listens their buzzing volatility becomes ever more exhilarating.
Hundredth’s new direction isn’t going to be for everyone. This, their fourth album, could be by a different band entirely, however, the laudable focus, commitment and sheer guts on show has seen them craft a mesmerizing, darkly beautiful album. There are obvious similarities to bands like Turnover and Nothing but if anything Hundredth’s take on shoegaze is darker, more unsettling, more nightmarish. A challenging album from a band not afraid to challenge themselves.
Friday, July 21, 2017 at 5:39 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Details on the 2017 edition of A Day To Remember‘s Self Help Festival have been revealed. It will be stopping in Philadelphia, Detroit, Orlando, and San Bernardino. The lineup will vary each date, with some of the bands including ADTR, Less Than Jake, Streetlight Manifesto, and Rise Against.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7:33 PM (PST) by Murderdingus
Full disclosure: I pre-ordered VVomen’s debut EP immediately after listening to the three songs they have up on bandcamp. I’m having a hard time pinpointing this band’s exact sound, which is a good thing. Yeah, I said early At the Drive-In and HWM, but there’s something else in there I can’t quite put my finger on. Maybe some Gunmoll? Definitely some light Jawbreaker. I don’t know, and it’s going to drive me nuts.
But really, that doesn’t matter, because this band sounds great. There’s speak/shouting and singing, plenty of melody, and when I think things are mellowing out, they push me down and kick me in the head.
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 4:44 PM (PST) by gunnar
British Post Hard-Core Act, Jack The Envious have just released the lyrical video for their song, “Mrs Grim” which is on their EP “In Your Own Way.”
The EP is their second and comes out tomorrow, make sure to check the video out below!
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 1:38 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
Chicago based garage punks Milked have dropped a brand new video for their latest single ‘Goodbye Durango’, a track taken from the band’s recently released debut album. Death On Mars came out on tape via Exploding In Sound and is still available right here.
Check out ‘Goodbye Durango’ with visuals below.
I was a total music nerd when I was a kid. I listened to absolutely nothing except golden oldies and Weird Al until I was in high school. I stumbled onto punk rock when I was 15 and considered myself musically "cool" but now that I think about it, starting a punk music blog is pretty much the pinnacle of fanboy geekdom - so, still a music nerd it seems. But I digress. I was telling you about golden oldies. I never lost my love for the rock 'n roll of the 60s, which is why Italy's The Peawees are striking such a chord with me. These guys channel the greats like Elvis, Chuck Berry or Buddy Holly but do it with decidedly punk rock rock flare. They're not "new", they've been kicking around the punk scene since 1995 but they're new to Dying Scene and on September 14th they're dropping their new album "Moving Target" via Rum Bar Records. Put your dancing shoes on and give a couple of the tunes a listen here.