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

The Used Announce Upcoming Album

The Used have announced they will be releasing their seventh studio album titled, The Canyon due out October 27th on Hopeless Records. Produced by Ross Robinson (The Cure, At The Drive In), the 17-track album is the most raw, unadulterated and personal piece of art the band has ever released.

The Canyon will take fans on a lyrical journey through the intimate psyche of Bert McCracken.

"I've learned as an artist that a great idea is such a gift. If I don't stop whatever it is I'm doing, even if while driving, if I don't pull over at that moment, then maybe I didn't deserve the idea to begin with. I learned to respect and worship the ideas in that way, that they are and will always be something sacred. Stopping in that moment was a brand new approach for us during this process" says McCracken.

To keep up with this upcoming album, check out The Used's social media down below!

The Used: Facebook

Becomes Astral Release 'Paleblood Sky' Play-through

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Ontario-based progressive death metal outfit Becomes Astral recently released their album, Paleblood Sky, with 6 tracks recorded and mixed by Christian Donaldson and Marco Frechette (The Grid). As the band continues on their tour in support of the album, Becomes Astral has teamed up with Gear Gods to unveil a killer guitar play-through video for the album's title track, "Paleblood Sky," that the band recorded while on the road!

Check it out below!

Becomes Astral's album, Paleblood Sky is out now and can be purchased here. The band is currently wrapping up their national Canadian tour with Eye of Horus and Into Eternity, and dates can be found below. Follow Becomes Astral online for new music, announcements, shows, and more.

Becomes Astral: Facebook // Instagram // Twitter  // YouTube

Album Announcement Out Now From A Story Told

Comprised of vocalist Alex Chaney, guitarists Josh Allen and Jason Lieser, bassist Zach Holley, and drummer Casey Hardman, A Story Told are an emotionally forward and irresistibly catchy five-piece outfit that are pioneering their way through the West Virginia scene!

The band recently released a brand new music video for their track, "Good As Gold," and their follow up full-length, Good Looks also came as a brand new announcement, due out October 13th.  The 10-track album was produced/mixed by Jason Lieser with additional production by Kyle Grass and mastered by Brad Blackwood.

Check out "Good As Gold" below!

The band had this to day about the upcoming record: "Good Looks" is a record that we are tremendously proud of and we can't wait to share it with the world.  The album contains a message that weighs heavy on our hearts and we are thrilled to present a collective expression of a subject that is so relevant to our generation.  We have seen firsthand over the past two years how much of an impact music can make, and we are excited to continue to evolve and spread our message with this release."

In addition, the band will hit the road this October to celebrate theGood Looks release with 7 Minutes in Heaven, see dates below!

For more on A Story Told, check out their social media down below!

A Story Told: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

The Stolen Join Jake Miller On Tour & Celebrate With Live Studio Sessions

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New Jersey's own The Stolen have been hard at work for the past couple of years making a place for themselves in the scene, and their endeavors seem to be paying off!

With a recent announcement that the foursome will be joining Jake Miller on tour, they also celebrated the news with the release of their most recent live sessions! Check it out below!

The video below is one of three, which you can see the Alternative Press premiere right here, or check out the band's youtube for more! The band kicks off their tour with Jake Miller on the Back to The Start in Los Angeles at El Rey. Tickets are available now at JakeMiller.com!

Check out the dates below!

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Stay up to date with these rising stars down below!

The Stolen: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Violet Sands Share New Video

Following the June 30th release of their debut album, Hotel, Violet Sands are now sharing a futuristic noir music video for hit single “Drive.” The video, directed by Christian Haberkern, draws on the band’s nostalgic 90s influences and perfectly captures the mood of the song.

We follow the journey of a girl (actress Julia Vasi) through vibrant desert landscapes toward the Violet Sands Hotel, which is enhanced by Haberkern’s stunning visual effects.

Check it out below

The video premiered with One’s To Watch who hailed it saying, “Violet Sands perfectly encapsulates the magic of driving with no sense of direction or destination.” The song ‘Drive’ was started while Derek was still living in California, and it kept a lot of its warm, desert-highway vibe as it traveled to Brooklyn.

Check out “Drive” and be sure to follow Violet Sands on any of their social channels detailed below.

Violet Sands: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Soundcloud // Spotify

Sea In The Sky Announce 'Everything All At Once' Debut Full Length

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Alternative rock quintet Sea In The Sky has announced their debut full length Everything All At Once which is set to be released September 29th. Produced and engineered by Nick Loiacono at Fang Studios and mixed and mastered by Kris Crummett at Interlace Audio, the musicians show off their maturity after releasing their previous three EPs.

"'Everything All At Once' showcases a blend of musical styles we've all been influenced by. In turn, we hope to influence our fans to be adventurous when exploring music." says Guitarist, Jakob Bray

On the new album, Everything All At Once, the band showcases their melodic, progressive guitar work with smooth, soaring vocals, which will quickly remind you of band's like CHON, Dance Gavin Dance, and Polyphia.

Hear the band's self-titled single, "Everything All At Once" below.

You can keep up with Sea In The Sky down below via their social media if you dig it!

Sea In The Sky: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Bandcamp

Somos Share 'Stranger On The Train' With Listeners

After announcing their hiatus earlier this year, Somos are back with a new track titled "Strangers On The Train". Fans can now pick up the song on iTunes or stream it on Spotify, Apple Music.

We also have the music video streaming below for you!

With excited towards the release of their new song, Somos lead singer Michael explains, "'Strangers on the Train' is about alienation under capitalism and how many people are working extremely hard to simply obtain the basic necessities of life. The song came together very naturally for us and we're proud to share."

If you dig it, check out Somos social media below to always stay up to date!

Somos: Facebook // Twitter // Tumblr

Dead Stars Share New Single, 'Smarter'

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Dead Stars will release their new LP, Perfect Patterns, on September 1st.

A follow-up to last year's Bright Colors and 2014's Slumber, it still features plenty of fuzzed-out guitars, catchy pop hooks, and a touch of '90s nostalgia, but with a more minimalist song structure and stripped-down arrangement. 

Album track "Smarter" finds the band doing what they do best resulting in a song that Post-Trash calls "simple, effective, and rather brilliant." 

Check it out below!

The band will celebrate the release of Perfect Patterns at Brooklyn's Sunnyvale onSeptember 1st -- more info here.

New Single Out Now From Death Bells

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Dreamy Australian quintet, Death Bells, have recently shared a brand new, ethereal single for listeners! “Only You" is a bulwark of post-punk, built on a blunt rhythm, webbing guitar, and ardent vocals. Frosty and monochromatic, the single’s accompanying video (directed by Jai Love) encapsulates Death Bells’ fascination with the wispy romanticism of the ‘80s.

Check it out below!

After releasing a self-titled EP last year, Death Bells will be gifting the world with a full album later this year. Look for ‘Standing At The Edge Of The World’ to be released in North America on September 29 via Funeral Party Records (and in Australia by Burning Rose). 

In the meantime, check out their social media to stay up to date.

Death Bells: Facebook

Weird Owl Announces 'Bubblegum Brainwaves' Out October 13th

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Brooklyn psych band Weird Owl has announced a new album, Bubblegum Brainwaves
due out October 13th.

The band's sixth release in a decade, it's an album about cognitive dissonance, darkness, and uncertainty, condensed into consumable song formats and structures. Touching on themes of war, dystopias, and crumbling reality structures, it's highly informed by the current political climate and finds the band continuing to push themselves into new realms!

Check out the lead single off the upcoming album below!

Bubblegum Brainwaves was recorded and produced by Psychic TV guitarist Jeffrey Berner and features a guest appearance by the legendary Genesis Breyer P-Orridge. It's currently available for pre-order digitally and on CD & limited-edition pink vinyl. 

Brighter Than A Thousand Suns Releases Music Video

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Imminence Management Group's synth-rock/post-hardcore outfit Brighter Than A Thousand Suns has recently shared their brand new music video. "What's Inside" is the second single and music video from the recently released EP entitled The Way Out.

Check it out below!

"When writing “What’s Inside”, I was thinking a lot about alienation and how, in the name of acceptance, we often live our lives as the people others wish us to be, squelching and squandering a lot of our potential. Nathaniel Branden once said “Do not allow anyone to tell you for what purpose you should live. To be happy and fulfilled, you do need a purpose, but let it rise out of who you are.” This song is our anthem to that idea,” says Randy Roswell (Guitars/Programming/Synthesizers).

To keep up with Brighter Than A Thousand Suns, check out their social media down below!

BRIGHTER THAN A THOUSAND SUNS: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

New Music Video Ahead Of Debut LP From Forever Starts Today

The female-fronted power pop/punk outfit Forever Starts Today signed with Third String Records recently and are gearing up for their debut release Always Hope due out this Friday, August 25th! To celebrate, the band has shared a brand new music video for single, "Last One Standing."

The album was produced and recorded by Joseph Milligan at ORB Studios and mixed/masted by Paul Leavitt. Consisting of Christina Murphy (Lead Vocals), Nathan Dunn (Guitar & Vocals), Troy Hirschhorn (Guitar), Kyle Salaga (Bass), and Nicholas Turner (Drums), Forever Starts Today aim to share  messages of hope, positivity, and discovery throughout their lyrics.

Check out the video below!

Always Hope explores some of the tougher things in life (like losing a loved one, surviving abuse and finally cutting ties in a toxic relationship) but they all tie around in a positive way. The band elaborates, "If you listen to our new record, you will hear that we draw inspiration from everyday life. We tackle a wide range of topics on Always Hope, but it can really be summed up by saying 'this is what it means to go through life in your 20's, in today's world.' We didn't shy away from any of the more intense topics either." The main goal is to connect with people through music, by delivering a sense of hope and positivity by opening up about some tough situations brings a sense of rawness to the lyrics and sound. The band continues, "we hope that in doing so we can help provide some listeners with a sense of sympathy or empathy and the feeling that they aren't alone in whatever they are experiencing." 

They have a few shows lined up if you're into them!

Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties Announce November Tour

Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties have announced they will be heading out on their first ever full band, full US tour this fall. Steady Hands and Chase Huglin will accompany the band on the road, along with regional support from Dryjacket, Shortly, Allison Weiss, and Norwegian Arms.

The tour kicks off in Oneonta, NY on November 3rd, and hits cities including Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Austin, and Philadelphia. We've got the tour dates up above for you!

Aaron West and The Roaring Twenties is the side project of Dan Campbell of The Wonder Years. The full length We Don't' Have Each Other and EP Bittersweet are available now!

Album Announcement Comes From Roam Along With New Single

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ROAM has officially announced they are releasing their second album titled Great Heights & Nosedives on October 13th, 2017 via Hopeless Records. The first single from the album, "Playing Fiction", premiered in the UK on BBC's Radio 1 Rock Show with Daniel P. Carter and can now be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music.

Check out the music video for it below!

Alex Adam (Guitar / Vocals) explains the thinking behind the track, "Playing Fiction is really a song about pretending, and the realization that things aren't always how they seem. Maybe you're pretending you're ok, saying nothing's wrong when it actually is, or, as is the case in Playing Fiction, you're pretending a relationship hasn't run its course when it has.

The video for the song centers around myself and Costello walking through a town with strange scenes appearing as the day progresses. It all builds towards our realization that we're stuck in a fairytale daydream, and we end up being a part of the fantastical world. It was a lot of fun to shoot with all our friends and some cheeky special extras in various costumes. We'll let you guess as to their identities..."

The album is now available for pre-order through the band's site, or on iTunes with an instant grat download of "Playing Fiction" here.