Hopeless Records Signs Hold Close To Roster

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Hopeless Records is thrilled to add Midwesterners Hold Close to their roster. Today, Hold Close releases the brand new EP I'll Never Go Back, which was produced by Seth Henderson (Real Friends, Knuckle Puck). Along with the new EP, the band has also released a new music video for the single "Bloom," which fans can now watch below!

On the EP, vocalist Braxton Smiley states, "I'll Never Go Back means being you...not wasting time making other people happy before you're happy with yourself. Find your place, find your happiness, and don't let anything break you down. Once you've found it, you'll never go back, only forward."
 
Fans can stream I'll Never Go Back in full now on iTunes, Apple Music and Spotify.
 
"Signing a record deal was never a main focus for us," explains guitarist Jessee Everett. "We just loved writing music and touring. We're very humbled and honored to be a part of the Hopeless family tree, and to finally share the news with our fans along with everyone else who ever had the slightest bit of faith in us. This is only the beginning of something beautiful."

For more on Hold Close and what they have lined up, check out their social media down below!

Hold Close: Website // Facebook

Icarus The Owl Shares 'Dream Shade' & Announces Tour

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"Dream Shade" is the second single from Icarus The Owl's forthcoming album Rearm Circuits, set to be released December 1st, 2017 via Blue Swan Records. The band has also announced that they will be supporting Dance Gavin Dance on tour this December. The run kicks off on December 4th in Reno and wraps up on December 15th in Sacramento. 

Check out the track below!

On the new track, singer Joey Rubenstein shares: "This song is about the many forms that abuse can take. Despite it's destructive and malignant affects, we pass it off as normal everyday behavior. We focused on neglect and broken homes for the video."

For more on Icarus The Owl, check out their social media below, Rearm Circuits will be released on December 1st via Blue Swan Records. Pre-order bundles are available now at icarustheowl.com.

Icarus The Owl: Facebook

The Clydes Get In The Halloween Spirit With New Single

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"The Vampire of Hanover" is The Clydes Halloween contribution, and the third and final single off of their upcoming full-length, So The Story Goes, due out on October 20th via Mint Records.

Check it out below!

The song premiered on New Noise Magazine where the band shared, "Brian, our guitarist, likes to read about crime, and he came across an article in the New York Daily News about this guy, Fritz Haarmann. He was a German serial killer known as the Vampire of Hanover. He handed Brent, our lead singer, a tape of a song he was working on and showed him the article and said, 'Write about this.' Brent wrote the lyrics from the killer’s point of view. That became 'The Vampire Of Hanover,' the song. Brian feels it’s one of his best pieces of music he’s written. The rest of the album is more uplifting – songs about standing up for yourself and trying to find the best version of yourself. It’s our fifth recording overall and our second on Mint 400 Records. But we feel it’s by far our most complete work."

To keep up with the upcoming release as well as the other cool stuff The Clydes are up to, check out their social media below!

The Clydes: Facebook

New EP Announced From Glass House Along With Support Tour

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Glass House Point have officially announced the release of their upcoming EP, Midnight Appetite expected out on October 27, as well as a corresponding promotional tour. Set for early November, and aptly titled “The Midnight Appetite Tour,” the Florida indie rock band are certainly starting off the fall right!

“Our new music is, collectively, more thematic and focused than anything we’ve ever done. It’s us introducing what we have become and debuting ourselves on a bigger stage," says the band.

You can check out their tour schedule down below!

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House Point recently embarked on the “Think Fast; It’s Gone” Tour. Midnight Appetite will be available on all streaming platforms on October 27th. Otherwise, keep up with Glass House via their social media down below!

Glass House: Facebook // Website

New Music Video From Lionheart Out Now

California heavy hardcore band Lionheart are celebrating a new music video for their new single "Still Bitter Still Cold." The track comes from the band's upcoming album Welcome To The West Coast II and premiered with Kerrang! Magazine.

Check out the music video below!

"The song title and lyrics are a continuation/tie-in to some of our older material," says vocalist Rob Watson. "The mid-tempo groove is heavy, dark, and helps tell the story perfectly. This is one of our favorite tracks on the new album and one we really look forward to playing live."

Welcome To The West Coast II marks the band's return after they announced their departure last year. The title of the record is a continuation to one of their most acclaimed albums that brought forth a new era in California hardcore.

To keep up with Lionheart check out their social media below!

Lionheart: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Flounder Warehouse Shares 'What To Do'

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Philadelphia & NYC prog-pop band, Flounder Warehouse recently shared their debut music video for single, "What To Do." The Femme-Fronted band is an emotional, cathartic experience that all at once feels large and small.

Check out the video below!

With your main instruments being a piano, violin and percussion you're getting an earful that is reminiscent of a singer/songwriter genre on a larger scale. According to front-woman Seann, "This project was really personal for me. The song is based off a life experience. It’s from the point of view of a woman who is falling in love with someone, but she is hesitant to reveal her feelings to him. As she’s struggling with that decision though, she is unaware that there is no real possibility for a future between them: he’s leaving, to somewhere she can’t follow. By the last verse, she discovers his impending departure, and she is sort of left helpless, scrambling with her emotions. Hence, “What to do”."

The video is a clean, clear representation of that. The warm, light colors open up a sense of vulnerability that can be shared between listener and musician which I can definitely appreciate. To keep up with Flounder Warehouse check out their social media links below, you definitely don't want to miss this one!

Flounder Warehouse: Site // Spotify // Bandcamp // Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

Beshiba Anticipates New Album With New Single

Photography: Jacob Williamson

Photography: Jacob Williamson

South Carolina's very own, Beshiba, is celebrating the upcoming release of their sophomore EP, Worthless, by sharing the second single off of the November 4th release! The song, "F.E.L" features a guest spot from Garett Hood, the vocalist/drummer of Guerrilla Warfare.

Check out the track below streaming for free on Bandcamp!

According to Beshiba, "The basis of the song came from the chant, which is rooted from the perspective of being an outcast from society and refusing to conform to the standards of every day life to which the mainstream imposes on you. It's about being a dreamer and looking beyond every day life and those precedents & values which are forced on you, and using your anger as a driving force to push through all that to achieve & get what you want out of life. On the other hand, the other parts of the song reference suburban kids who had everything handed to them on a golden plate who never really experienced hardship or poor upbringing, but try to pretend like they know what struggle is."

esides the anticipation of Worthless, Beshiba also recently announced a November tour, we've provided dates below! In the meantime, the single is available for free download on our Bandcamp as well as on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, & Google Play!

To keep up with any new announcements that Beshiba will be putting out, check out their social media to never miss a moment!

Beshiba: Facebook // Instagram

GRIMM. Debuts New Music Video 'Summerset Station'

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A blend of hip-hop & alternative rock, GRIMM. brings out the best of both genres in their brand new single "Summerset Station," off of upcoming EP, spectrum. The new track also has an exclusive music video you can watch below!

The track is an upbeat, 21 Pilots-esque anthem that you definitely want to check out. If you're familiar with the genre blending techniques of Linkin Park, 21 Pilots, or even locally grown band Civil Youth, then you're definitely going to dig this. The video isn't what it seems, but maybe you should watch it for yourself to figure it out.

According to GRIMM., "After years of writing, managing and playing for bands, Adam found his own voice that would be the inspiration behind a new perspective in mainstream music. Being diagnosed with Autism at the age of 6, Adam had always been treated differently. Dealing with a mandatory separation from class into a resource room where Adam spent his time writing music and helping his classmates that functioned at a lower level. He used his musical ability to become more social and gain the confidence to become the performer he knows he will be. GRIMM. wants to be an inspiration to kids with Autism who feel their disability is stopping them from achieving their goals in life."

Good, new & exciting music for a good cause is definitely the type of stuff we like to get behind. GRIMM is going to push the limits on genre bending, and we look forward to what's to come in the near future!

Stay tuned later this month when GRIMM anticipates to release spectrum, and check out their social media to keep up with all updates!

GRIMM: Facebook // Instagram

'Float Around' Out Now Via Coldfront In Anticipation Of New Album

Canadian pop-punk band Coldfront recently shared their brand new single "Float Around"today via idobi Radio.

"Float Around" is the title track from the band's forthcoming album, which will be released on October 6th. It marks the band's debut full length on Equal Vision Records, and can be pre-ordered now.

Check out "Float Around" below!

On the new track, guitarist Chris Casarin shares: "' Float Around' is one of my favourite tracks on our new record and I think it really captures the new direction Coldfront is heading in. This song started as something completely different - it was a fast and chaotic song at first but with a little studio magic we made it into something special. 'Float Around' is a song about a shitty break up and and trying to hold on to something that will never work."

Keep up with Coldfront by checking out their social media down below!

Coldfront: Facebook

Archie Alone Releases "Motives"

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Since truly forming in early 2012, Archie Alone has been connecting with audiences with their impassioned blend of emo and post-hardcore. Comprised of Nicole Mesce (vox/guitar), Cindy Ward (vox/guitar), Tony Mastrolia (bass) and Pete Clark (drums), the band is now getting ready to release a new, 6-track, self-titled EP!

In anticipation for the new EP, Archie Alone has recently shared their brand new track, "Motives." You can check it out streaming below!

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Ward says “Motives,” the EP’s lead single, “is about trying to establish genuine relationships with others. Then becoming disappointed because most people are concerned with only getting what they want instead of reciprocating an altruistic friendship.”

Look for Archie Alone out September 30th via self-release and be sure to follow the band on any of their social channels detailed below.

To keep up with Archie Alone and their latest updates, check out their social media down below!

Archie Alone: Facebook

Moth Wings Shares 'Sleepy Eyes' Music Video

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Texas-based Moth Wings is an over the top rock band, ready to prove that they're more than just loud. They recently released their new single "Sleepy Eyes," a chilled out departure from their usual abrasive sound, accompanied by a stop motion music video. The track premiered with Idobi Radio and is from the new mixtape DragonFruit.

Check out the track & music video streaming below!

Frontman Spencer Fort says "When I went into 'DragonFruit' I spent a lot of time talking back and forth with myself. I remember asking myself 'Really? We're going to put the guitars down already?' And though it is not a permanent move by any means, it was still weird to start up a release with little to no guitar tracks. That's why we're treating it as a Mixtape more than an actual album, because I want the chance to express a side of myself that isn't masked so heavily in loud drums and distortion."

"This Mixtape is to be listened to more like a letter, from me to you," Fort continues. "I didn't clutter it up with noise and theatrics because I want people to be able to sit down and actually listen to what I'm saying, hopefully find a relation to it, or let it speak to them in a way that I haven't been able to previously. Some moments of 'DragonFruit' felt like an open nerve to record, and all I can ask is that someone understands it. This is my most honest work."

DragonFruit is available now on iTunes and Spotify.

For more on Moth Wings, check out their social media down below!

Moth Wings: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Brookelyn Rose Shares 'Promises' Music Video With Listeners

Off of her EP Does She Know, Brookelyn Rose storms in to steal the spotlight and your heart with a brand new track and music video!

Originally from Philadelphia, PA (we know that place) Brookelyn Rose has been hard at work in LA, California making sure her music gets heard. "Promises" is the second track after "Does She Know" from her EP, Does She Know.

Check out the video below!

With a mix of rock/pop and country/folk vibes, this little diddy is as heartfelt and fun loving as they come. You definitely don't want to miss out on Brookelyn Rose as she comes up in her own, unique, genuine way. 

To keep up with the songstress, check out her social media down below!

Brookelyn Rose: Instagram | Youtube | Soundcloud | Facebook

Blessing A Curse Release Brand New Music Video

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Orlando-based metalcore band Blessing A Curse has partnered with Idobi Radio for the premiere of their new music video, "Every Single Lie." The track comes from their latest album Satisfaction from the Vengeful, released on Smartpunk Records last year.

Check it out below!

Lead Guitarist Brandon Swanson says "It's a song written about the struggles and hardships of our day to day life, not just as musicians but as people. This song is for anyone who's been promised something that never came true and lost the will to keep fighting. We were all in a pretty dark place when this album was written, and I think this song especially reflects that."

The new album Satisfaction from the Vengeful was produced by Andrew Wade and the video for "Every Single Lie" was shot by Bryce Hall (The Summer Set, Wage War) at a live show in Florida.

For more on Blessing A Curse, check out their social media below!

Blessing A Curse: Facebook // Twitter //Instagram

Debut EP Announced From Native Suns

Native Sun has announced its debut EP, Songs Born From Love and Hate, due out October 20th via PaperCup Music!

EP track "Palindrome" was recently featured on Glassnote Records' Noteworthy 01 compilation (highlighting emerging NYC-based bands), and recently, the band follows it with EP opener "Sister."

Check it out below!

The track is a bluesy rock jam dedicated to "the eternal creatures of the night searching for the world's love and acceptance," complete with a sing-along chorus and a bright pop of horns. 

To keep up with Native Suns, check out their social media below and watch out for their upcoming release!

Native Suns: Facebook

Announcement From Dirty Fences

Brooklyn's Dirty Fences have announced their third studio album, Goodbye Love, due out October 27th via Greenway Records.

The new album is a follow-up to 2013's Too High To Kross (Volcom) and 2015's Full Tramp (Slovenly). The album is currently available for pre-order digitally and on CD, cassette, and limited-edition splatter vinyl. Lead single "Teen Angel" pairs an undeniably catchy melody with driving percussion and wailing guitars, and its accompanying video is heavy on the party vibes. Produced and Directed by Unproduction, you can watch the video below!

Dirty Fences will tour in support of Goodbye Love this fall, kicking things off in Europe this week. They're also collaborating with Amsterdam-based designer Bonne Reijin (Bonne Suits), who is releasing a limited-edition Dirty Fences t-shirt on his new label, BOMBA. It will be available at the band's EU record release show (9/16 at Amsterdam's Skate Cafe) as well as at Bonne's retail store, ZEEDIJK 60.

To keep up with Dirty Fences, check out their social media below!

Dirty Fences: Facebook

The Major Minor Announces October Tour

Detroit pop-punk outfit The Major Minor is pleased to announce their second tour in as many months. This second tour, which is happening in October, follows the still happening In Pop Punk We Trust Tour that will go through the rest of this month.

Both tours are promoting the band's six track label debut, entitled Different Light. The EP is full of emo dipped pop-punk that harkens back to the middle 2000s.

Check out dates below!

"This is one for the books! Playing some venues we've only seen on the internet with amazing line ups. Best thing about tour is waking up in a different city and networking with new musicians about their scene. Come talk to us next month!” says vocalist Dan Amaro.

To stay up to date with The Major Minor, check out their social media below!

The Major Minor: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Weird Owl Releases New Single For Listeners

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Brooklyn's Weird Owl will release its new album, Bubblegum Brainwaves, on October 13th.

Bubblegum Brainwaves makes this the band's sixth release in a decade. It was recorded and produced by Psychic TV guitarist Jeffrey Berner and features a guest appearance by the legendary Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. 

The band recently released synthy lead single "You (Sometimes Not You)," and today they share another taste of the album with second single "War." Its lyrics explore how the act of war has changed -- becoming democratized, so that anyone can take part without following a set of prescribed rules -- and it shows a darker, heavier side of the band's sound. You can stream the track where it premiered with Self-Titled or via SoundCloud.

Check it out streaming below!

They will celebrate the release of Bubblegum Brainwaves at Brooklyn venue The Kingsland onOctober 20th. To keep up with Weird Owl, check out their social media down below!

Weird Owl: Facebook

LKFFCT Share 'Hatchling' From Upcoming LP

Just a few days ago, LKFFCT shared their lead single off of their upcoming full-length, Dawn Chorus. The album is due out October 6th via Sniffling Indie Kids, and is a widely anticipated album - as LKFFCT have made a name for themselves quickly in basements and small sweaty spaces alike.

The track premiered on All Things Go where the band detailed, "'Hatchling' is the first song that we wrote for the new record & has been a staple in our live set for over a year now. The song is about maturation and learning to empathize with those who may not share the same life experiences or ideals."

Stream it down below!

Dawn Chorus is set to be the band’s most expansive record yet, not only in length but in the use of wide-ranging instruments, genres, and topics laid out across the album’s 38 minutes. LKFFCT are definitely going for it.

The band has a few shows coming up in the area, so check those out if you're into these cool dudes so you can check them out live!

LKFFCT Tour Dates:
9/16: The Meatlocker - Montclair, NJ
9/23: North Jersey Indie Fest - Jersey City, NJ
10/7: Grine Fest - Upper Saddle River, NJ
10/13: Cat Circus - Bloomfield, NJ (record release show)
10/14: TBA - New Paltz, NY
10/28: TBA - Philadelphia, PA

Otherwise, stay up to date with these indie folk by following their social media for any new updates!

lkffct: Facebook

Raising Cadence Make New Announcements

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Alternative pop-rock outfit, Raising Cadence, are thrilled to announce the details for their newest EP, Take Me Higher, which has been set for release on October 27th!

arlier this year, the band gave fans a taste of what's to come when they released the EP's title track, "Take Me Higher," an uplifting, danceable groove that brings out the best in you. Take Me Higher was produced by Randall Karriker (Stages and Stereos, The Dangerous Summer) at Red Oak Collective.

Check it out below!

The band states, "Our debut EP 'Northbound' was written when we first became a band as we were developing our sound. This upcoming EP 'Take Me Higher' has been three years in the making.  We have been writing non stop and hand picked our favorite songs together to make an eclectic mix of all our styles into one dynamic release."

Keep up with Raising Cadence as they prepare for their upcoming release, and check out their social media below!

Raising Cadence: Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

New Music Video Out From Lunch Ladies

With a successful past couple of months, Lunch Ladies are back at it again with a brand new music video! After a premiere on What Youth with commentary like "their blend of hazy, jangle-pop rhythms and melodies reflect a wistfulness and longing that naturally comes with growing up on the east coast," you should definitely want to check it out!

We've got it here for you.

"Pick Yourself Up" is off of the Lunch Ladies' debut LP, Down on Sunset Strip, out now via Good Eye Records.

Lunch Ladies: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Soundcloud // Bandcamp