Not too long ago I told you about the split 7″ that would be released featuring Funeral For A Friend and Boysetsfire covering each others songs. I am so excitebike for this split it’s unbelievable. I also stated that I wasn’t a huge fan of Boysetsfire, but the bands just released their cover of FFAF‘s “10:45 Amsterdam Conversations” and it’s great. They totally captured the song in all it’s glory and still made it theirs. Check it out below. Continue reading
I have a soft spot deep in my heard for good screamo and also for some less than good screamo. I hold Alexisonfire and From Autumn To Ashes in high regard and I also listened to From First To Last quite bit back in the day although not nearly as much as the former two. I was interested to learn that From First To Last were coming out of hibernation and that they would not have Skrillex as their singer. Continue reading
One of my favorite record labels in hardcore and metal music today is Deathwish Inc. (home of Deafheaven, Converge, Code Orange Kids, Modern Life Is War, Punch and many more). And over the past few days they’ve been teasing and counting down to a major announcement of some kind. None of us knew what it was, many assumed it could be an album release of some sort but the label dropped no hints until the announcement came today in the form of the picture you see above you.
So, I’ve listened to all of the Punk Goes… series of compilations because they are usually hilariously bad so of course when I found out they were releasing the sequel to Punk Goes ’90s, I was stoked to hear all these terrible bands cover songs I grew up on. To be honest, I was shocked that some of these covers aren’t half bad. Asking Alexandria‘s take on Nine Inch Nails‘ “Closer” was close to spot on for a bit as was Motionless In White‘s cover of Rammstein‘s “Du Hast.” Other songs, such as Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! covering “All Star” by Smash Mouth and Falling In Reverse‘s “Gangsta’s Paradise” were just laughable.
You can stream the entire compilation after the jump. Or don’t. Now I’m just waiting for the next Punk Goes Crunk or Punk Goes Pop. So much shitty music, so little time. Continue reading
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Circle Takes the Square have announced an extensive Spring U.S. tour that will focus on the Western portion of the nation. The band will play roughly 30 U.S. cities, including a spot on the Skeletal Lightning Fest in Urbana, Illinois. The band will be joined by Loma Prieta and Calculator on select dates of the tour. You can find the touring schedule, as it currently stands, after the break.
Funeral For A Friend are a band that some people can take and some can’t stand. I, for one, really dig this band and was quite pleased with last years Conduit. It’s insane that Funeral are back in the studio after releasing an album less than a year ago. Fucking rad, but insane. After the jump you can check out a statement made by the band’s vocalist Matthew Davies and peep one of my favorite tracks from Conduit. Continue reading
I can’t immediately name a band from Argentina although I am sure I know a few. It’s just not where my expertise lies in music. However, I have recently found a band from Argentina that has completely blown me away. The band is called Lost Hope and they are a post-hardcore-ish screamo-ish rad-as-fuck band that I have deeply fallen in love with.
The band boasts heavy-threaded tunes with melody and perfect execution not unlike Alexisonfire and their debut(?) release El Día Más Largo Del Año came out back in December and I haven’t stopped listening to it after finding it on Bandcamp. Check out the album after the jump and hopefully you dig it as much as I do. Continue reading
No-Cal post-hardcore act State Faults, who I fell in love with not too long ago, have just unleashed a new music video for their song “Wildfires.” This is one of my favorite tracks off of the album and it’s great to see a music video that entertains and isn’t just a whack performance video. Check it out after the jump and be sure to pick up Resonate/Desperate, out now on No Sleep Records. Continue reading
Circle Takes the Square have revealed the official dates for their forthcoming North American tour in support of their most recent effort, Decompositions: Volume One, which can be streamed after the break. The band will be supported by B. Dolan on select dates of the trek. You can view the entire schedule after the break.
We have been amping you people for new music by Touche Amore for a while now. Lane and I are beyond excited for the bands new album Is Survived By, which will see release at the end of the month through Deathwish, Inc. The band has unveiled a new song from the album entitled “Harbor” and I think it just changed my life. Continue reading
Touche Amore’s highly anticipated new record, Is Survived By, will be released through Deathwish on September 24th. Mark your calendars! The band have released your first taste of the new record in the form of “Just Exist”; a heartfelt, melodic hardcore stunner. Get pumped up with this new track that can be streamed after the jump.
Touche Amore have revealed the official artwork and track listing for their highly anticipated new album, Is Survived By. The album will be released on Septemeber 24th through Deathwish and was produced by Brad Wood (Sunny Day Real Estate, etc). You can view the new album’s artwork and track listing after the jump.
Pittsburgh, PA hardcore group, Code Orange Kids, are currently streaming a new track entitled “VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)”. The latest entry in a narrative series of songs, “VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)” is part of an upcoming four-way split release between Run For Cover and Topshelf Records featuring the likes of Tigers Jaw, The World Is A Beautiful Place And I Am No Longer Afraid To Die, and Self Defense Family set to be released the 23rd of February, tomorrow. In addition, the Kids are set to perform at a variety of shows, including festival dates as well as support dates alongside Anti-Flag and Circle Takes The Square, full details below. Stream Code Orange Kids’s topically-arranged, narrative series of songs including the most recent “VI (Worms Fear God // God Fears Youth)” below and pre-order the split digitally here or via Run For Cover Records or Topshelf Records. Continue reading