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On The Cinder announce “Creep Down The Coast” eastern US dates

Buffalo homies On The Cinder have announced a run of eastern US dates coming up next month. Dubbed the “Creep Down The Coast Tour,” the jaunt kicks off in their hometown on June 7th and runs through June 28th in York, PA. Check out the full rundown below!

On The Cinder will be playing a bunch of new music from their upcoming album, Lamplighter, on this run. There’s no firm release date for Lamplighter yet, but it will serve as follow-up to their 2016 debut The Fight Against Ourselves (Better Days Records) when it drops. We’ll keep you posted

Video: Four Minute Mile play acoustic version of “Grey” on Punks in Vegas

After a Las Vegas house show, Olympia, Washington pop-punks Four Minute Mile came through Punks in Vegas and busted out a rendition of their song “Grey,” which was originally released on their EP “Bridges/Streetlights.”

To view their Punks in Vegas session, click here.

Four Minute Mile (pop-punk) premiere “Camellia” off upcoming EP

On March 5th Washington state pop-punk act Four Minute Mile will be releasing a new 7-inch/EP titled “Bridges / Streetlights” via Better Days Records.

To get you good and pumped we’re pleased to bring you a stream of a new from the release titled “Camellia”.  Enjoy!


Better Days Records release free compilation featuring unreleased Latin For Truth, Four Minute Mile and Pull Strings

Better Days Records have released a free compilation album titled “Boomshakalaka” featuring 8 tracks including unreleased tracks from Latin For Truth (AL) Four Minute Mile (WA), and Pull Strings (MA).  You can stream the comp here and if you dig it download it for free off bandcamp.

Latin For Truth’s Dr. Who inspired song is one of three to be released on a Split Tape with Pull Strings (MA) this spring, who have included a song from their side of the tape on the compilation.

Placeholder offer free download of new song “Mary”

New England punk outfit, Placeholder, are offering a free download of a new song entitled “Mary.”

You can stream / download the song here.

This past December, Placeholder released their newest album, “Nothing Is Pure”, through Better Days Records.

Video: Caleb Lionheart performs acoustic version of new song “Black Irish”

Caleb Lionheart frontman Tony Bucci is the latest artist to appear on the Punks in Vegas Stripped Down Sessions. Bucci played “Make Believe” from the album Climbing Up a Mountain, Just For the View, “Dutch Guts” from their recently released split with After The Fall, and a brand new track “Black Irish.”

Check it out here.

Tour: Placeholder hitting the road in US this summer

New England punk outfit Placeholder is hitting the road starting on July 5th for a U.S. tour with Philly rock band Secret Plot To Destroy The Entire Universe.   Starting in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, the tour will wrap up in Pittsburgh on August 11th.  Click here for full tour dates.

This past December, Placeholder released their newest album, “Nothing Is Pure”, through Better Days Records.


Stream the new After the Fall / Caleb Lionheart split 7-inch

Albany NY’s After the Fall and Caleb Lionheart have released a split “7 today via Better Days Records.

You can stream the split here.

Album Review: Placeholder – “Nothing Is Pure”

Originally known as Coastal, Placeholder formed a year ago (March 2011) somewhere on the border of Pennsylvania and Maryland. The band got busy right away, self-releasing an EP in May. Billed as “emotionally intense post-hardcore,” their debut full-length, “Nothing is Pure,” was put out on Better Days Records in December.

“Nothing is Pure” opens with the album’s title track, which gradually builds from it’s Nine Inch Nails drum track inspired opening. What becomes clear almost immediately is that Placeholder are a band that bring a level of intensity and depth not generally witnessed in a band that is so green. The ‘heart-on-your-sleeve’ vocals (which bring to mind a post-hardcore Shane McGowan at times) drip with emotional sincerity, teetering on the edge of complete breakdown.

Percussion drives the album’s eleven tracks, generally keeping the throttle pinned. Much of the guitar work is of the brute force variety, with Placeholder opting for a wall of guitar sound rather than the at-times delicate melodies that a lot of newer post-hardcore bands tend to prefer. This leaves the album sounding “big,” a lesson in controlled, aggressive chaos.

“Resent” and “Written” are the best examples of Placeholder at their well-crafted best. The former is a classic, aggressive, post-hardcore track with great dynamic changes in sound. The former is perhaps a little more polished, but neither track sounds unlike scene staples Far and Further Seems Forever, with a touch of Finch thrown in for good measure.

“Dying For Nothing” is probably the album’s emotional highlight, and would have made a great album closer. Its chaotic crescendo leaves a tough act to follow, and while “Only Ever After” is certainly a fine, more down-tempo song, it feels more than a little anticlimactic and may have been better served to have been placed a little earlier on the album.

“Nothing is Pure” is an excellent debut album, released at a stage in their career where most bands are still determining whose parents will allow them to set up the drums in the garage. It is also the kind of album that takes a few listens to digest; my initial thought was to give it an even 3 out of 5 stars, but repeated listens have tipped the scale in the positive direction, a sign of great things to come for Placeholder.

Music Video: Placeholder – “Resent”

Maryland/Pennsylvania punk outfit Placeholder (Ex- Handguns) have premiered a music video for their song “Resent” off their new album, “Nothing Is Pure,” recently released on Better Days Records.  Check out the video here.

Video: Stickup Kid do acoustic cover of “1979” by Smashing Pumkins

San Jose pop punks Stickup Kid met up with Punks in Vegas at Eastside Joe’s in Las Vegas to film an acoustic cover of Smashing Pumpkins’ “1979.”  You can check it out here.

Stickup Kid last released their last album “The Sincerest Form of Flattery” in April, 2011 via Better Days Records.

After the Fall and Caleb Lionheart to release split 7-inch, streaming new songs

Albany NY’s After the Fall and Caleb Lionheart have announced a split 7-inch to be released early 2012 by Better Days Records. You can stream After the Fall’s “Forgive and Forget” at their facebook page and Caleb Lionheart’s “Dutch Guts” is streaming at their bandcamp page.

Placeholder stream new album “Nothing Is Pure”, announce Winter tour dates

Maryland/Pennsylvania punk outfit Placeholder (Ex- Handguns) will be going out on a three week US tour starting December 26th in Kent, OH and wrapping up on January 16th in Bartlet,  TN.  You can check out the dates here.

The band will be out in support of their newest “Nothing Is Pure,” just released on Better Days Records and streaming in its entirety right here.

Video: Coastal (feat. Marco Florey, ex-Handguns) debut video for “Resent”

If you’ve been wondering what Marco Florey (formerly of Harrisburg, PA, pop-punks Handguns) has been up to, wonder no more. He’s surfaced in a new band called Coastal, a post-hardcore outfit from the Maryland/Pennsylvania area.

Coastal filmed their debut video for the track “Resent” at Reservoir‘s recent release party. You can check out the video here.

“Resent” will appear on Coastal’s debut album, due in December on Better Days Records.

Latin For Truth post music video for title track off upcoming album “Youth Crew Blues”

Alabama pop-punk act, Latin For Truth, have posted the music video for their new song “Youth Crew Blues.”

You can check it out here.

The song is the title track for their upcoming full-length album “Youth Crew Blues” which will be released October 25th via Better Days Records and Team Shithead Records.