Search Results for "Either/Or Records"

Ghost Stories and Armslength sign to Either/Or Records, to release split this summer

Either/Or Records has signed Ohio pop-punk / emo acts Ghost Stories and Armslength,

The bands will release a split and head out on tour together this summer.

You can stream / download music from both bands here here.



Free compilation: Either Or And More Vol. 4

Either/Or Records have released the fourth installment of their free compilation series, Either Or And More.  You can stream the mix here and download it right over here.

Either/Or Records is home to bands like Heartwell, Anchorhead and Cardinal.



Louder Than Bombs streams new song “No News Is Good News” off upcoming album “What Resonates”

Michigan post-hardcore act Louder Than Bombs are currently streaming a new song “No News Is Good News” off their upcoming album “What Resonates.” Check it out here.

“What Resonates” will be released sometime this fall.



Video: Citizen performs an acoustic version of their song “Tracking Time”

Michigan punk band Citizen, performed an acoustic version of their song “Tracking Time.”

You can watch the performance here.

Citizen’s last proper release was last year’s “Young States” EP, released on Either/Or Records.



Free music: Citizen offer up new Acoustic EP for download

Citizen, the Michigan/Ohio-based pop-punk outfit, are offering up a free download of their brand new acoustic EP (cover art featured at left), courtesy of Glamour Kills. Click here to get your own copy.

Citizen’s last proper release was last year’s “Young States” EP, released on Either/Or Records.

 



Either/Or Records signs Anchorhead and Cardinal, will be releasing split album

Either/Or Records has just announced the signing of Pennsylvania Anchorhead and Virginia Beach’s Cardinal. The label will be releasing a split album between the two bands sometime this year.

You can check out Cardinal’s self titled EP here as well as Anchorhead’s latest “A Room to Stay” here.



Free Download: Citizen cover The Smiths’ “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out”

Michigan/Ohio-based pop-punks Citizen have recorded a cover of The Smiths’ classic “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out.” The best part about it? They want you to have it for free! Click here to listen and get your own copy.

Citizen’s last release was their “Young States” EP, released last year on Either/Or Records.



Homelife stream cover of “Courage Was Confused” by Knapsack (free download)

Michigan punk act Homelife recently recorded a cover of “Courage Was Confused” by Knapsack and now they’re streaming it on their bandcamp page.  If you like what you here you can download it for pay-what-you-want.

Homelife released a split with Bike Tuff in 2011 and appear to have a full-length in the works.



Either/Or Records release free Descendents tribute album

Either/Or Records has released a free album called “Either/Or Sucks: A Tribute to the Descendents.” It features 14 covers of the seminal punk band’s songs from acts like Crucial Dudes, We Are the Union, and others.

Check it out here.



Citizen stream new EP “Young States”

Citizen are streaming their new EP Young States in its entirety. You can click here to check it out.

The EP was produced by Jay Maas (Defeater) If you’ve never heard of with Citizen, you can check out our interview from last February. Plus, last month, they streamed “Detached” from the EP.



Citizen post new song “Detached” off upcoming EP “Young States”

Pop-punkers Citizen have announced that they will be releasing a new EP entitled “Young States” this fall on Either/Or Records.

You can stream a new song entitled “Detached” off the album here.

The EP was produced by Jay Maas (Defeater) If you’re unfamiliar with Citizen check out our interview here.



Free Comp Download: “Either​/​Or and More Vol. 3”

The generous people over at Either/Or Records have put together a free comp download entitled “Either​/​Or and More Vol. 3.”.

It features songs from Citizen, Louder Than Bombs, Stickup Kid, Our Life Story, Seahaven and many more.

You can snag your free download here.



Video: Citizen’s performaces from Bled Fest

If you’ve got the blues because you missed the craziness at this year’s Bled Fest, we’ve got a pick me up for you!

Pop-punk band Citizen have posted videos of their entire set from Bled Fest and you can check it out right here.

If you’re unfamiliar with Citizen check out our interview here.



Album Review: Louder Than Bombs – “This Can’t Be Everything”

If you’ve read some of my prior reviews on a lot of the post-hardcore releases that have come my way, you probably know which side of the “singing vs. throating” spectrum I fall on. As such, reviewing a new post-hardcore album can always be a bit of an adventure, or can at least be a little anxiety-provoking, making that brief moment that happens between hitting the “PLAY” triangle and the first notes of the first song actually kicking off feel like a proverbial eternity. “This Can’t Be Everything,” the newest release EP from Michigan five-piece Louder Than Bombs provides a pretty fair (and certainly welcomed) balance between the two.

Tonally, this is a much brighter, cleaner sounding album than a lot of other bands in the genre, though with a name shared with an old Smiths’ compilation album, that may be a given. Louder Than Bombs come across as first-and-foremost a post-hardcore band, but show off a musical pallete that ranges from Cali pop-punk to airy, shoegazer rock. Album opener “Frequent Liars” is a perfect example of the balance both in its two vocalists and in the balance between the distorted guitar driving the rhythm and the clean guitar providing the melody. The chorus wouldn’t sound out of place on Finch’s “What It Is To Burn” album (I know Finch take a lot of crap in this circle, but I stand by this album as being one of my favorites of the post-hardcore genre).

“Indian Giver” features a great, melody-driven chorus, and is followed by “King Of Pain,” which itself is one of the longest songs on the album, and perhaps the best. It features a little more singing than the first couple of songs, always a plus from where I stand. “Diligent For” features more singing and less “throat” than the rest of the tracks, and does so with a perfect balance. With its catchy, almost pop-punk style group singalong chorus, and its focus on more singing than “throat” than the rest of the tracks“Diligent For” is a great song that suffers only from its brevity. “Ambassador” is a 1:05 shoe-gazey instrumental track that is the darkest sounding song on the album. It also suffers from being way too short, though Louder Than Bombs are not out to be a Farewell Continental style band, so I get it. This is the kind of song that one could picture the immensely underrated Hum perseverating on for an eight-minute sonic experience.  “Cognitive Patterns” closes the album and stands as it’s longest and most prototypical of the post-hardcore, sub-screamo (did I just make that up?) sound.

By and large, “This Can’t Be Everything” is a very solid release. I did get the sense, however, that it almost listens as more of a teaser EP. The short length of a couple of the tracks and the small bits that dabble in different genres show what the band is capable of going forward if they commit to elaborating on any or all of their ideas.



Citizen release split with The Fragile Season, plan split with Starters this fall

Today pop-punk band Citizen released their split with The Fragile Season entitled “The Only Places I Know.”

The band has also announced plans to release a split with Dublin pop-punkers Starters later this Fall on Either/Or Records.

If you’re unfamiliar with Citizen check out our interview here.