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Head 2 Wall Records stream 2017 punk Winter Sampler

Ohio based punk indie label Head 2 Wall Records are streaming a huge 2017 Winter Sampler. The free 16-track album is jam packed with brand new and exclusive tunes from Aviator, Other People, and Sam Craighead – to name a few. The label recently took part in Bandcamp’s effort to support the ACLU, and even though it is now finished, you should still check the free music out because, why not? You can listen to the whole thing below.

Album Review: Divorce – “LIFERS”

When I saw the debut effort from Divorce come across my plate as something new to review, I was definitely intrigued, but I wasn’t expecting much.  They were described as a nice mix of 90’s style emo, indie, and alternative.  Admittedly, that kind of description wouldn’t typically appeal to me, but I always like to keep an open ear and am always down for checking out something new.  My first couple spins of the album pretty much verified my “not my thing” feeling towards the band, but once I found time to really sit down and give the album some proper attention, it really grew on me.

Lifers starts out with one hell of a hook in “Total Bummer.”  Fuzzy guitars mix with gruff, but still somewhat saccharine vocals singing out “Lying naked on the floor now you’ve done it again…”  After just a few listens, you will be catching those words popping up in your head in anticipation of putting the album on again.  The rest of the song continues with plaintive guitar and bass, crisp drums, and powerfully emotional vocals.  You can really feel the pain and passion being poured into each instrument making up these songs.

The rest of the 7 song mini-album continues on pretty much the same path laid out by the lead track, but each song is different enough to keep things interesting for the 29 minute run time.  All in all, Divorce have put out a very strong debut effort.  Only time will tell if it ends up staying in my permanent rotation, but established fans of this brand of indie/emo punk should definitely check this one out.  You will not be disappointed.

4/5 Stars

Music Video: Bracket – “Fairweathered Friend”

California pop-punk veterans Bracket have released a new video for their song “Fairweathered Friend.”

You can check it out below.

“Fairweathered Friend” comes from the bands’ latest album, Hold Your Applause, which was released digitally and on CD on August 5th, 2014, and on vinyl on September 30th through Head2Wall Records.

Other People (pop-punk) stream debut self-titled EP

Columbus, Ohio pop-punk outfit Other People will be releasing their self-titled debut EP November 4th through Head 2 Wall Records but you don’t have to wait until then to hear it.  Stream it in full below.

According to the label Other People “is pop-punk, for and by people that have outgrown pop-punk. This genuine, heartfelt, and mature approach to the genre is refreshingly novel, but not without the nostalgic appeal that is so comforting in all good pop-punk.  Recommended for fans of bands like Piebald, All, and pre-Broadway/Muzak Green Day, this five-song EP is fun and easy to listen to, but with a depth of emotion that just isn’t found in younger, inexperienced bands.”

Pre-orders are available on Head 2 Wall’s webstore.