You can stream their debut LP Best Buds below.
Best Buds was released on July 3, 2016.
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.
Monday, October 2, 2017 at 3:01 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
Michigan’s Forest Green are streaming a new song called “My Sinking Stone”
You can listen to it below.
They released their self-titled EP in 2005.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 5:41 PM (PST) by gunnar
Emo act The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, have released a video for their new song “Gram”. You can check it out below.
The song comes off their upcoming album, “Always Foriegn”, which is set to be released this Friday via Epitaph Records.
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 4:05 PM (PST) by steve_kingston
Leeds, UK based emo/punk-rock band Possum have released an animated video for their song “Lists”. The track is taken from their upcoming EP “Come Down” which is due out in November. Watch the video below.
The video depicts the band members as the animals they’re named after, playing the rawly delivered dose of indie/emo with the lyrics cropping up for viewers to learn. Guitarist Adam Crockett said the idea came from a chance meeting with animation enthusiast Will Rea:
“Will showed some of his animation to us which we loved and turned out to be a really sound guy. So we sent him some Possum artwork made by another talented bezzie Ben Carter and he came back with this! Couldn’t be happier with how it turned out.”
Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 11:01 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
The EP was released on September 22 via Know Hope, and marks the band’s first release under the label. The three members of the band (Ben Roth, Kory Gable, Joe Fuscia) are former members of You, Me, and Everyone We Know.
Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 12:41 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
New York singer/songwriter Kevin Devine has announced the release of ‘We Are Who We’ve Always Been’, a stripped down reimagining of his 2016 release Instigator. The album will be out on October 20th via Procrastinate! Music Traitors and Triple Crown Records. Head down below to check out first single ‘I Was Alive Back Then’ (feat. Half Waif).
Kevin Devine recently joined Brand New as a touring member.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 7:54 PM (PST) by Daron
Prawn has been kindly enough to share their entire album a few days before it releases on Friday, September 22nd. If you like indie-emo hot jams, you should check this out. You can catch the stream and an interview at Upset Magazine.
New Jersey’s emo act Prawn, who recently announced new album “Run” is to come out September 22nd via Topshelf Records are streaming another track from it. Following debut single “North Lynx“, the band are streaming “Greyhound”.
You can listen to the track below.
Friday, September 15, 2017 at 3:36 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
According to a recent post on his Instagram page, New York singer/songwriter Kevin Devine has joined Brand New as a touring guitarist. Devine says he’s excited about the opportunity, and that his solo work will be “quieting down” for a while.
Kevin released his full-length album Instigator in 2016. Brand New just put out a new record titled Science Fiction last month.
Saturday, September 9, 2017 at 6:36 AM (PST) by Shane Dover
Small Circle features vocals from Marissa D’Elia, and 3 members of Sorority Noise (Cam Boucher, Adam Ackerman, Charlie Singer). cyclical was released on September 8 via Boucher’s Flower Girl Records, as well as Triple Crown Records.
Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM (PST) by Goldfinger
Florida based punks Intervention are streaming their new EP Too Much TV.
You can give it a listen below.
Too Much TV represents the fourth release from the band, their first since February of last year.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 4:18 PM (PST) by steve_kingston
Connecticut emo/rock act The World is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die are streaming a music video for “Marine Tigers”. Watch it below.
The song tackles racism and xenophobia which is a topic close to vocalist Dave F. Bello’s heart. The track takes its name from the title of his fathers book “Marine Tigers”. He had this to say about the lyrical content:
“This song, its video, and my father’s new book all tell the story of being made to feel unwelcome, whether by a country, its people, its government, or all of the above. As we are flying back from our first, wonderful tour to Brazil, I could not be happier to release a song about my family’s history with the United States….We wrote this in opposition to Donald Trump and all xenophobes“
The band will be releasing their new album “Always Foreign” on September 29th via Epitaph.
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 at 3:02 PM (PST) by NobodyLikesGreg
Brooklyn based emo rockers Able Baker Fox are streaming their brand new album. ‘Visions’ is out now via No Sleep Records (US) and Arctic Rodeo Recordings (EU). We recommend you head down below and give this gem a spin, you won’t regret it.
Visions is the follow up to Able Baker Fox’s debut album ‘Voices‘, which came out in 2008.
Vultures is the band’s first release since their 2014 self-titled EP, and was released on August 25 via Take This To Heart Records.
It’s the end of a work week; it’s raising a fist; it’s screaming your lungs out—it’s diving headfirst into a hundred sweaty bodies. South Carolina’s Longshot Odds captures the energy and abandon of a raging pit, a marriage of iron-heavy chords and honey-thick leads—the kind of music where the bruising comes with the chorus. Their new EP, Circle the Drain, is a six-song EP from an exciting new voice in punk rock—but what they bring to the table is more than the same old sounds. From the metallic “Challenger,” to the grandiose and cinematic “Movin’ On,” all the way to the bouncey folk of “Blood and Asphalt”—Longshot Odds bring a diversity to their sound practically unheard of in today's skate punk scene. But above all this, Circle the Drain promises deliverance through rock ‘n roll, and Longshot Odds fight tooth and claw to deliver. The EP, out now on Dying Scene Records, can be streamed here.