Holy Pinto put out an EP last year but they’re already gearing up to release the new full-length, Adult. Today we’re excited to bring you an exclusive premiere of the record’s first single “Daisychain.” If you aren’t familiar with Holy Pinto’s sound, it feels a lot like the lively, poppy indie rock of early Tigers Jaw, and this song is a great display of that. It’s easily one of their best songs yet, and frontman Aymen Saleh had the following to say about it:
The song is about leaving home and the relationships you leave behind to travel and tour. It’s also a nostalgic look at my adolescence, secondary school and growing up. It came to me whilst driving to play at The Fest in Florida – I missed the wristband allocation hours and so the whole first day of the festival because I was parked over in some field in Georgia writing this!
You can stream “Daisychain” below, and, if you like what you hear, be sure to preorder their upcoming LP.
Old Best Friend are set to release Almost on February 15th, 2019. Today, we’re premiering the first single, “Anna.” The song tells the tale of a reluctant friendship from start to finish. You can pre-order the album on Bandcamp and Google Play or pre-save it on Apple Music and Spotify.
Last month, we premiered the lead single from Ancestors Index’s Ghost. Today, we’re excited to bring the video for the band’s latest single, “Do You Remember?” It’s the album’s closer, a beautiful ballad dotted with strings and acoustic guitars. Check that out below and give Ghost a listen on Ancestors Index’s Bandcamp if you’re interested.
Post-punk group Ancestors Index will release their sophomore album, Ghost, on November 16th, but today I’m excited to premiere the album’s lead single, “Check My Pulse.” If you like the song pre-orders are up on Bandcamp.
Bakersfield, CA, post-hardcore band If It Kills You will release their debut LP Infinite Hum on October 27th, but I’m excited premiere the album’s opener, “We Don’t Belong Here,” today. Check it out and below and, if you’re into it, be sure to pre-order the album.
Today we’re excited to bring you New York indie rock band Elephant Jake’s newest single “Kjerstin.” If you’re a fan of bands like Modern Baseball or Nervous Dater, you’ll want to check out this ear worm of a track. Guitarist/vocalist Sal Fratto had this today about the song:
The song’s about the melancholic feelings associated with a troubled relationship. Disagreements, distance, and dissension take a toll on both parties, and both must move forward with a positive mindset and aspirations for the future. I needed a two syllable name for the chorus, and thought of a woman I consider to be another mother to me, Kjerstin. She is the mother of my high school best friends, my mother’s best friend, and the amount of love that she spreads is incomparable. Thank you for everything that you do for me. I realized that the song expresses a sense of distaste and anger, but those are the opposite of what anyone can feel toward Kjerstin. I think that’s funny.
Check it out below.
The Republic of Wolves recently filmed a video for an acoustic/alternate version of “Colored Out.” Today, we’re happy to bring it to you. The song comes from the band’s recent album, Shrine, which recently made it onto our top albums of 2018 (so far) list.
The band has been working on some new acoustic/alternative versions of other songs from the album that may see a release in the future, and, if you haven’t checked out their new album yet — you should.
Today we’ve got the premiere of the new video for “Start Creating” from the band Bohemians. The band reminds me a little bit of Bad Suns mixed with Spitalfield-like melodies. It’s an upbeat and relaxed sound. Describing the video the band said:
We loved the idea of a video where the audience sees from the perspective of a piece of art, as if it were staring back and studying it’s creator and the people who interact with it. We’re quite closely acquainted with the feeling of putting our work out into the world and wondering how the folks who receive it react. So this video became the literal manifestation of that curiosity.
Today I’m excited to bring you an exclusive premiere of a new Slow Code song, “Consumption-Based.” It’s the second single off the band’s upcoming album Wastelayer, out this May on Glory Kid Records. If you like the DC punk-influenced track, be sure to pre-order the album. In addition, don’t forget to check out our interview with the band.
Today I’m happy to bring you the premiere of the new Pale Houses song, “Hideaway.” You can stream the track below. The song comes from the band’s upcoming album, Songs of the Isolation, which is due out on March 30th. If you like what you hear, pre-orders are now up. Lead singer, Aaron Robinson, had this to say about the dreamy rock song:
This was the first song we wrote for this record. It’s sonically pretty different than much of the EP, but it set the tone for how these songs would come together live. It’s a song about a desperate need to spontaneously get away from everything and reset.
Today we’ve got the premiere of You Vandal’s new album, I Just Want to Go Back to Hell, for your listening pleasure. The album is due out tomorrow, November 17th, but you can stream it right now below. If you like what you hear, pick it up over at Jump Start Records.
The album gives me a nice little power-pop/punk throwback sound, not unlike early The Ataris or New Found Glory. Catchy and breezy.
Sacramento based post-hardcore band VVomen recently released their debut EP Moving On. We’re excited to premiere the video for the band’s latest single, “Crutch and Stoma.” If you’re a fan of their La Dispute indebted sound, you can pick up a copy on their BandCamp.
Andrew Belle will release his new album, Dive Deep, on August 25th. Today I’m excited to bring you the premiere of the new song “When the End Comes.” When describing the song, Andrew said:
“When the End Comes” is about just that – it’s about how on one hand I can know that at the end of my time here I won’t care about much else besides the people that I love and who love me back; and yet I get so distracted and caught up in my own head with everything going on these days that I need reminding of that on a daily basis. At the end of my life there will only be a handful of things that mean anything to me and so I wrote this song about keeping those things close and putting everything else in the background.
Pre-orders for the album are now up and ticket packages for the upcoming tour are also available. I’ve been looking forward to this album for a while, and it doesn’t sound like it’s going to disappoint.
Today we have the premiere of American Opera’s new song “Sidewalks” for you. The track comes from the upcoming album, Small Victories, which is due out on Spartan Records on June 30th. Pre-orders are now up.
Vocalist John Bee, described the song:
“Sidewalks” is about two lost souls fumbling their way through life. Two complete strangers who walk the same streets, looking for the same thing, but they never find it because they are too scared, too lost, too hurt, too far gone. The help they need, the people they need, everything they need is right there in front of them. They just can’t see it because they are blinded by life. They live in their own worlds that are the result of every moment, every interaction, every fleeting thought they have ever had. They are blinded by their own shit. They can’t see each other.
I loved working with Meeko on “Sidewalks.” We’ve worked together in the past and it was a real privilege to work with her again. She’s one of those people who doesn’t seem to understand how truly talented she is and it’s a bit maddening. It’s as if it’s effortless for her. She flew in to Atlanta on no sleep and completely knocked it out of the park. She makes another appearance later on in the album which is probably my favorite part of the record.
Jason Call, of Daphne Loves Derby, will release his new solo album Marathon this July. He’s put up pre-orders for the album that come with a whole bunch of unreleased Daphne Loves Derby material as well. Today we’re happy to premiere the new song “The Perfect Cast.”
Last week, we presented our “In The Spotlight” feature and highlighted some of the best under the radar and up-and-coming artists. This week, one of those artists, Sonnder, reached out to us about premiering their new music video for “Siren Calling.” The song is the lead single off their debut album Entanglement, which came out last year and is one of my favorite recent finds. The video was directed by Dan Levitt, who captures the song’s youthful exuberance and the joyousness of Sonnder’s live performance.
I bought Lucky Boys Confusion’s Throwing the Game on a whim because an online friend told me it had a unique pop-punk meets reggae sound with hooks all over the place. It was my senior year of high-school and that was more than enough to get me to spend my lunch money on an album. I loved it. Now, some 16 years later the band are releasing their first new album in over 10 years and we’ve got an exclusive stream for you to check out. Lead singer, Kaustubh Pandav, describes the album as a concept album that was discovered only after its recording:
Sometimes you just have to reflect back on your art to see what your subconscious mind has been trying to create. It wasn’t until we got to take breath and were able to listen back to this record that we realized that we had just created a concept record. A story of how tragedy and loss lead to strength and courage in hopes to find a little peace of mind. We hope everyone can relate at least to a part of our story.
The album comes out on April 14th and you can pick it up on the band’s webstore. And, if you’re in the Chicago area, the band’s record release show is this Saturday at House of Blues.
Pine have signed with No Sleep Records and will be releasing their new EP, Pillow Talk, on June 9th. In the meantime, we’re premiering a new song off the EP titled “Viable.” The track and the band’s upcoming tour dates are below, and if you like what you hear, pre-orders are now up.
Benchmarks will release their new album, Our Undivided Attention, on March 24th via SofaBurn Records. Today we’re premiering the full thing for your listening pleasure. Fans of The Menzingers or The Weakerthans won’t want to miss it. If you like the album, you can pre-order it through SofaBurn’s webstore.
Secret Space recently announced The Window Room Part 2: Lost in a Dream, a reimagining of their debut The Window Room with a few extra surprises thrown in. Today we’re excited to premiere one of those surprises: the first song the band ever recorded, a cover of Weezer’s “Butterfly.” If you like their take, be on the lookout for The Window Room Part 2 when it drops for free on their BandCamp on March 17th.