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Free Download: Hold Tight! release ‘I Always Leave But Never Say Goodbye’ EP

Virginia pop-punkers Hold Tight! have released a new EP titled I Always Leave But Never Say Goodbye. The 6-song EP is available as a name-your-price download with no minimum until October 31, 2014, so get your copy soon! You can stream or download I Always Leave But Never Say Goodbye below.

Hold Tight!’s last album, Blizzard of ’96, was released in June 26, 2012 via Animal Style Records



Hold Tight! announce spring tour dates (including Pouzza Fest)

Virginia pop-punkers Hold Tight! have announced a handful of tour dates for next month, centering around a stop at Montreal’s Pouzza Fest. Check out full details of the weeklong run below.

Hold Tight!’s last album, “Blizzard of ’96,″ was released in June 2012 via Animal Style Records. They’re planning a new release this coming fall. Stay tuned!



Disconnect Disconnect Records offer free download of acoustic comp “Disconnected”

Disconnect Disconnect Records are offering their acoustic compilation “Disconnected”  for name your own price download. The comp features songs by Counterpunch, Versus the World, Great Lakes USA, Hold Tight!, Luther, and much more.

You can check it out here.



Hold Tight! offer free download of latest album “Blizzard of ’96”; announce Pre-Fest tour dates

Pop punkers Hold Tight! are offering their sophomore full-length, “Blizzard of ’96,” up for free download. The band has also announced they will be a short run of east coast tour dates leading up to their appearances at The Fest.

You can snag your download and check out a full list of dates and locations for the tour here. (If you purchase a physical copy of the album, you will also get a free digital EP as an added bonus)

“Blizzard of ’96” was released in June via Animal Style Records.



Hold Tight! announce tour in support of “Blizzard of 96”

Pop punkers Hold Tight! have announced a tour in support of their sophomore full length “Blizzard of 96.” The tour kicks off September 24th, and will feature their friends in Close Talker. Check out the official Dying Scene review of “Blizzard of 96” here, and check out the tour dates here.

“Blizzard of 96” was released in June via Animal Style Records.



Album Review: Hold Tight!- “Blizzard of ’96”

If you think about it, pop-punk is the most sinister of all punk’s sub-genres. There’s something brilliant about the way it subverts a safe medium of expression known for its shallow most-common-denominator aesthetics. But, despite its pop prefix, pop-punk is at its best when it’s both brazen and reckless– representing pop only superficially– at its worst it represents punk rock at its most sanitized. Music pasteurized for mass consumption.

Hold Tight!’s Blizzard of ‘96 is an exercise in the former, managing to turn something manufactured and common into something sloppy, honest, and anthemic.

Blizzard of ‘96 holds many gems but the one that shines the brightest is its whole. Hold Tight! has crafted a sound that brings life to stodgy old punk rock vocab cliches. Reviewers love the word anthemic. We love to use it as shorthand for a rallying call– a fist pumping sing-a-long. It connotes a scene united, albeit only for the length of a song. I’ve used the word, I’ve overused the word; but with Blizzard of ‘96, I’m understanding its legitimacy. Hold Tight! has a knack for huge choruses that feel, well, anthemic. These big, majestic scream-a-longs lend the album a feeling of urgency, a nowness that represents the best of the punk community.

Musically, Hold Tight! brings to mind an amalgamation of common and uncommon elements from the theater of pop-punk. Their melodies are catchy, the songs are short and fast, but they also feature prominent lead guitar– melodically lasering through some of the albums more chaotic parts or being the sole backing to a plaintive cry. Blizzard of ‘96 never loses momentum, barreling through fourteen songs in twenty-seven minutes.

The lyricism on Blizzard of ‘96 benefits from delivery as much as diction. On “Maiden…Or Slayer,” Hold Tight! remind us how poetic lyricism is given life in music. The line “Just tonight, maybe I won’t feel tired,” is communicated with a melancholy melody and the sad, morosity of a soul reminiscing. It’s a beautiful moment that allows us a second to ponder the truthfulness of pop-punk’s fun-soaked aesthetic.

Blizzard of ‘96 is atypical, and perhaps because of that it’s interesting. On their sophomore album, Hold Tight! are battling and embracing so much of what gives pop-punk its identity. There’s some real musicality at work on this album; while the proverbial chugging power chord is present, it’s not the centerpiece. We always talk about heartfelt punk rock; coveting immaterial concepts such as authenticity– but we can only presume the words meant something to their author. On Blizzard of ‘96, they make sure we feel it. Music and lyrics meld effortlessly into a message of a youthful desperation that eventually matures into adulthood depression. Hold Tight! are honest and singular in their determination to make sense of existence, and the listener is better for it.



Hold Tight detail upcoming album “Bizzard of ’96,” stream new song “Mother Leopard”

Richmond pop punk act Hold Tight have announced that they will release their upcoming album, “Blizzard of ’96,”on June 26th through Animal Style Records and you can stream a new song called “Mother Leopard” here.

You can check out the cover art and tracklist here.

The band’s most recent release was a hardcore split with Direct Hit!. You can read our review of that right here.



Contest: Win a Sink the Bismark LP and more from I Hate Punk Rock Records

I Hate Punk Rock Records is giving away a whole bunch of swag. One of you lucky readers will nab a pretty sweet package that includes Sink the Bismark‘s LP “Sine Metu,” the split LP from Direct Hit! / Hold Tight, the split 7-inch from Jetty Boys / Boys Club, a I Hate Punk Rock t-shirt and more.

See the prizing details and enter to win here.



Margate, The Soviettes, We Are The Union, Hold Tight and more added to Fest 11

LA pop-punks Margate have been added to The Fest 11 line-up. The following bands have also been added today:

7 Seconds, F.Y.P, Titus Andronicus, The Menzingers, Toys that Kill, The Soviettes, Underground Railroad to Candyland, We Are The Union, The Front Bottoms, La Dispute, The Criminals, Waster, Stoned at Heart, Waxahatchee, Cop Problem, No Weather Talks, The Manix, Billy Wallace, Code Orange Kids, Despite Everything, Former Thieves, The Great Explainer ,Young Turks, Criminal Culture, The 20 Belows, American War, Rob Lynch,  Broadcaster ,Jus’ Folks, Possessed by Paul James, Raindance, American Pinup, Bear Trade, Kill You Dead, Hold Tight!, The Liberation Service, Little League, Nightmares for a Week, No More and One Win Choice.

Fest 11 will take place from October 26-28 in Gainesville Florida. For more information about Fest 11 go here.



Direct Hit! hits Europe on tour for the first time

For the first time ever, Milwaukee pop-punkers Direct Hit! will tour overseas.  They’ll start their tour on May 12th in Belgium.  Check out the full list of tour dates here.

The band’s last releases were a split 7″ with Jetty Boys through Good Land Records and a split 12″ with Hold Tight through I Hate Punk Rock Records.  And coming up next year, Direct Hit! plans to release a new full-length album.  We’ll keep you posted.



Hold Tight finish recording new full-length album

Richmond pop punk act Hold Tight have finished recording their new full-length album. Here’s what they had to say:

“We have finished recording our new full length! Let the mixing begin.”

The band’s most recent release was a hardcore split with Direct Hit!. You can read our review of that right here.



Direct Hit! and Hold Tight! streaming new split, giving away limited free downloads

Direct Hit! and Hold Tight! are giving away 200 free downloads of their upcoming split, out soon on I Hate Punk Rock Records. Even if you miss the downloads, you can stream the whole thing. All that and more here.

Fans should be prepared for an, ahem, let’s say departure of both band’s usual pop punk style, in favor of a more aggressive thrashy, hardcore, really really really angry style (seriously). Enjoy!

Pre-orders for the split will begin soon here.



Hold Tight release new “Call The Zoo” EP for donation based download

Richmond pop punk act Hold Tight have released a new EP, “Call The Zoo,” and have posted it for donation based download.

You can snag it right here.

You can download  “Can’t Take This Away,” their previous release, there as well.



Animal Style Records sign Hold Tight!, re-releasing debut “Can’t Take This Away” on vinyl, announce tour

Animal Style Records has signed  Richmond pop punk act Hold Tight. They will be re-releasing their debut album “Can’t Take This Away” on vinyl.

The band will be touring the U.S. with This Is Your Life and you can check out the dates and locations here.

You can download  “Can’t Take This Away” for free as well as the b-sides here.



Label Spotlight: Death To False Hope Records

Next up in our label spotlight series are the folks over at Death To False Hope Records.  Co-Owner, Scotty Sandwich, gave us the run down of how DTFH operates.  The label itself has been responsible for some great punk-rock releases including Hold Tight’s “Cant Take This Away”, the Ascetic Parade album, “Durham Has A Skyline Too” and bunch of others. They’ve also been responsible for great compilations including the Death To False Hope Fest sampler which included great bands, some not on that particular label.

Dying Scene got to know the label and Scotty confirms Nick Woods of Direct Hit claims that Ryan from Mixtapes has an affinity with ICP.  Read the full interview here.