It’s difficult to reconcile that Happy Diving has only been a band for a little under a year. With only a four track demo out so far, the criminally unknown East Bay, California band embody a natural propensity for eased songwriting with catchy hooks and melodies that suggest a band in the long term, combining the groove and drive of early Weezer and California X alongside the depressive morose of shoegaze and dream pop into a unique concoction all their own. Today brings the second single, “Sad Planet”, off of the group’s recently announced, upcoming debut LP, Big World, recorded earlier this year with producer Jack Shirley (Deafheaven, Whirr). It’s a track that’s more of the same, in a best way possible. Stream “Sad Planet” along with the first single “Weird Dream” below and pre-order Big World, due October 21st via Father/Daughter Records, here.
Out of the blue, Greensboro, NC grindcore/crust unit Torch Runner have returned, along with details for their upcoming sophomore LP, Endless Nothing, which if the debut single “Godlust” is any sign, signals only an amplification of brutalistic quality for the group. Due out September 30th via Southern Lord Records, Endless Nothing is an effort “reaching new depths of auditory violence”, according to the group’s press release. As the evidence stands so far, I believe it. Check out the new track “Godlust” along with full album artwork and tracklistings for Endless Nothing below.
Thrashpunks Iron Reagan will be unloading their new album next month and the band has already graced us with a handful of rad singles, but now the band has provided us with the new albums opus “Four More Years.” This is the bands four-minute track that is tucked nicely into the end of the album. Oh, did I mention that this rocks really fucking hard? Check it out after the jump or get bent, dude. Continue reading →
Coliseum have never steered me wrong as long as I’ve been running this site and I am always excited about anything this band releases. The band has just unleashed a new music video for their track “Detached,” which you can check out below. It’s a phenomenal track and a rad video. Check it out. Continue reading →
Big Black Cloud’s recently released 10-track cassette EP, Lessons in Fuck You 2, can now be streamed in its entirety over at Invisible Oranges. The sci-fi influenced, acid-trip punk release can be purchased on cassette and digitally through Eolian Empire here and here, While you’re spending your hard-earned money, stream the release over at Invisible Oranges.
The band’s upcoming Californian tour dates can be found after the break.
Western Massachusetts noisy powerviolence act No Faith (members of SQRM, Vaccine) are currently streaming two new tracks off of their long awaited July-expected EP, Dead Weight. Written around the time of the group’s dizzying 2012 Painkiller debut LP, the eight track Dead Weight has undergone nearly three years of refinement and forging. Stream the two new tracks via No Faith’s official bandcamp below, look out for the group’s upcoming LP with MA locals Noise Nomads in the near future and stay locked into the band’s BigCartel page here for pre-orders soon. Continue reading →
Revamped and ready for more sequels, cinemagrind act Graf Orlock are currently streaming a new track off of their upcoming EP, Trailer, entitled “Nursing A Hangover”, the group’s latest material since 2012’s Heat-themed Los Angeles EP. Intended to provide a glimpse into the group’s direction for their Fall-expected LP, Crime Traveller, the aptly titled Trailer EP will screen three new tracks (“Nursing A Hangover”, “A Decent Proposal in a Shitty Alley” as well as the title track “Trailer”, which is helmed by actor Kevin Gage) and will be available to upcoming tour attendees to the group’s upcoming East Coast run with Dangers and Holy as well as internet denizens now through pre-order on Vitriol Records. Stream “Nursing A Hangover” below, pre-order Trailer via Vitriol Records here and peep the tour dates below (courtesy of BrooklynVegan), the first three of which will see Ceremony, subbing in for Graf Orlock and Holy.
The upcoming split from two of New Brunswick, New Jersey’s premiere pop punk acts, Eastern Anchors and Zero for Conduct, will be available on August 12th via Nefarious Industries and Viva! La Hara. But you can check out both insanely catchy tracks two weeks ahead of their release after the break. Pre-orders for the 7″ can be obtained at this location. Be sure to stream the tracks after the break.
Speak Into My Good Eye recently premiered the offical video for Eastern Anchors’ track on the split, “Above Your Station”. You can check that out below as well.
Portland sci-fi punks Big Black Cloud have announced the release of their new cassette EP. The new EP will carry the title Lessons in Fuck You 2 and will be released through Eolian Empire and the band’s own Stankhouse Records on August 5th. The EP’s cover art and track listing can be seen after the break. You can check out the band’s past releases over on their Bandcamp page.
Pre-orders for the cassette can be purchased here.
Virginian punks Teen Death have premiered a new track from their forthcoming debut EP, Crawling, over at Brooklyn Vegan. The new track is the extremely catchy “Friends” and sounds a bit like a Weezer/Nirvana mixture, as Brooklyn Vegan pointed out. Point your browsers here to check out the track now.
Crawling is due out on September 16th via 6131 Records.
The recently renamed Code Orange have released a new track entitled “My World” off of their upcoming sophomore LP, I Am King, in conjunction with the opening of pre-orders for the record as well as announcements for an upcoming Fall tour with direct support from Los Angeles metallic hardcore act Twitching Tongues and indirect support from peers (Soul Search, War Hungry, Nails, Discourse, Axis and Blistered) whose appearances will vary by tour date. Aside from the trimming of denomination, the first two singles released for I Am King so far, the title track along with this most recent number, feature a similar change (in my opinion, for the better), narrowing down the band’s technical metalcore assault for a simpler approach that still retains the band’s experimental edge. Stream “My World” exclusively over at Alternative Press here, peep the poster and details for Code Orange’s upcoming tour below and pre-order I Am King via Deathwish Inc. here. Continue reading →
When it comes to the New York punk scene, there are a thousand bands you could turn to and say “I love that band.” Well, over the last week I have fallen in love with one band who has emerged from that scene and they have made such an impact on me that I felt obligated to post about them. The band is called Perfect Pussy and I was introduced to them while listening to NPR’s All Songs Considered. This particular episode dealt with the best albums from the first half of 2014 and one of the personalities brought up Perfect Pussy. After playing the first track off of the bands new album Say Yes To Love, I knew I was going to fall for this noisy, female-fronted beast of a band. Continue reading →
Japanese metallic hardcore outfit, Palm, are currently streaming their latest ripper of an EP, The Unusual, in full over at Noisey. Recorded and mixed over at California’s very own The Pit Studios with Taylor Young of Twitching Tongues and Nails fame and mastered by Brad Boatright of Audiosiege Studios and From Ashes Rise fame, The Unusual follows up the group’s 2012 LP, My Darkest Friends, with three cut-throat tracks again taking ample influence from contemporary American hardcore as well as the fury of the old guard via Bastard and Framtid. Stream The Unusual exclusively via Noisey here and pre-order the extremely limited vinyl (out of 333) via Six Feet Under Records here.
Danville, California hardcore outfit Zero Progress have unleashed the first track off of their heavily under-wraps upcoming GMM Records debut LP, Champions Of Hardcore. The minute-over “United Slam” skillfully wields restrained machine gun snare-backed Infest-ian rhythms with wall-punching breaks and anthemic youth crew shout-alongs under a Ellie Loarca pro-shot video compiling the various antics and shenanigans unique to the ZP Live Experience. Peep “United Slam” along with dates for Zero Progress’s current East Coast tour with fellow Indiana chain mates, Social Damage, kicking off tomorrow in Detroit, below. Continue reading →
Ontario’s punk infused thrashers The Rough Boys have premiered a new track from their forthcoming third EP, Blood, Booze and Gasoline, which is due out on July 22nd. The new track happens to be the whiskey soaked, raging title track, and it can be streamed exclusively at Decibel now. Point your browsers to Decibel to get punched in the face by this crossover anthem.
You can check out the band’s past releases over at their Bandcamp page.