Bella Rose Drops Music Video

Hard rock group, Bella Rose, recently shared their new single and video, "Trouble." 

The video comes as a prequel to the group's debut music video, "The Wayside," with the first scene of the new video, leading in with an inebriated stumble into the opening location for "The Wayside."

Check out the video below!

"'Trouble' is was written lyrically to make you question what the song is about. What this song means to me, and the trouble in a black dress, could be interpreted in many different ways by the listener. It's opened ended for you address your own temptations and vices." says Vocalist, Zachary Rutter

Watch "Trouble" below and stream the new single on Apple Music today. To keep up with Bella Rose, check out their social media below!

Bella Rose: Website // Facebook // Instagram

Emarosa Announces Fall Headlining Tour

Photo Credit: Britton Orrange

Photo Credit: Britton Orrange

Emarosa is hitting the road again this fall, with support from A Lot Like Birds and Jule Vera. This month-long headlining tour will kick off in Pittsburgh on September 23rd and hit cities all around the country before wrapping up in Chicago onOctober 22nd.

On the upcoming tour, singer Bradley Walden shares "This is the final tour supporting '131'. We're going to be performing songs we've never done before and taking our live show to places it's never been. If there's a must see performance this Fall, this is it." 

Check out the dates below!

Tickets are on sale here!

Definitely hop on this tour announcement fast, as it's one you definitely don't want to miss! To keep up with the rest of Emarosa's updates, check out their social media below!

Emarosa: Facebook

Alex Bent + the Emptiness Share New Music With Listeners

A Sunday spent writing music leaves Alex Bent + the Emptiness a mixtape collab with Riley Deacon. 

A 5-track mixtape that feels like a rainy day, with beats you can get hooked on, and a mixture between R&B and Hip-Hop, Sunday Mixtape is the perfect addition to whatever you're listening to right now!

Check it out below!

To keep up with Alex Bent + The Emptiness, check out the mixtape, and then checkout their social media down below!

Alex Bent + the Emptiness: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud

Have a Good Season Shares New Single 'Gum'

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Maybe I have a slight fondness for bands near my hometown, and Have a Good Season may just be the latest band on my radar!

The Eatontown, NJ natives are a sly mix of emo/indie/alternative sounds that evoke memories reminiscent of your teen years. Their latest track "Gum" is a provocative single that aims to chew away at those adolescent crushes. 

Check out the track below!

Keep up with Have a Good Season on their social media to stay up to date on all that they're up to!

Have a Good Season: Facebook // Instagram // Twitter // SoundCloud // YouTube

Seaway Shares Brand New Track

SEAWAY has premiered their new track "Something Wonderful" via a Rock Sound Facebook Live Q+A earlier today.  "Something Wonderful" is taken off their new album Vacation, due out on September 15, 2017 via Pure Noise Records.

Check out "Something Wonderful" below!

The band will release their new album Vacation on September 15, 2017.  Pre-orders available now at www.seawayband.com, or via iTunes. The band is also touring this year with With Confidence, Four Year Strong, and Silverstein!

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

Seaway: Website // Facebook

September Tour Announced From The Major Minor

Detroit pop-punk outfit The Major Minor is pleased to announce their forthcoming tour in promotion of their recent EP. The In Pop Punk We Trust Tour will go through the month of September and will be promoting their six track label debut, entitled Different Light.

The EP is full of emo dipped pop-punk that harkens back to the middle 2000s, definitely check out those dates below!

Dan Amaro had this to say about the announcement, "There's a special feeling when promoters and venues open their door to your band hundreds of miles from home. We've been touring the Midwest a lot the past 12 months waiting until the time is right to stretch our reach. And come this September, that special feeling will return when we play some new markets on our forthcoming tour. If you want to see what a dream come true looks like at small-mid level venues, come to one of our shows on the tour.”

Check out the band via their social media down below to keep up!

THE MAJOR MINOR: Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

"Fleeting Foxes" Music Video Out Now From The Foxfires

New York natives and long time Hook favorites, The Foxfires share a brand new music video for their track "Fleeting Foxes."

The track comes off of the most recent album from the band, Reawakening, which we reviewed back in spring and you can check out here! The music video is an ethereal, natural and fun spirited video that celebrates the essence of what The Foxfires achieve to be in their music!

Check it out below!

With sounds stemming from genres like shoegaze, indie pop/rock, and surf rock, The Foxfires are sure to charm you into listening and enjoying their music - and we aren't complaining. We're ready for a music video from our favorite track off of Reawakening, "Winter in California," though!

To keep up with The Foxfires and what they're up to, check out their social media below! Don't miss out on this chill group!

The Foxfires: Facebook // YouTube // Twitter // Instagram

The Wonder Years Announce Intimate Acoustic Tour

Following the recent announcement of their upcoming acoustic EP, Burst & Decay, The Wonder Years will be heading out for a run of intimate shows, performing the re-imagined songs live. The tour will kick off on September 24th at The Shelter in Detroit, MI and wrap up in New York City on October 8th at Le Poisson Rouge. Laura Stevenson, The Obsessives and Jetty Bones are confirmed to support.

Tickets will go on sale this Friday at 10am local time at their website

Vocalist Dan Campbell explains, "The goal of this tour is intimacy...small rooms, different song arrangements and instrumentation. We want this to be a very unique experience for fans used to seeing us in a much different setting."

Check out the dates below!

For more on The Wonder Years, and their upcoming announcements, check out their social media below!

The Wonder Years: Facebook // Twitter

8/7 Central Share New Track 'Missile'

Based out of Brooklyn, NYC 8/7 Central have been preparing for their upcoming September EP release in Berlin, Germany on their European Tour! What better a way to hype up than to share a brand new single from the upcoming EP!

"Missile" is the first release off of the nameless EP, and 8/7 Central released it on (you guessed it) August 7th for fans and listeners everywhere! Check it out below!

The track is reminiscent of new wave and indie, but a smooth and easy listen for sure. It's quickly become a favorite on our playlist!

8/7 Central is comprised of Stephen Kingslow (bass), Florian Mewes (drums), Evan Banks (guitar), and Victor Crusner (vocals, guitar). The multi-national band includes members from Germany, Switzerland and the US respectively. 

To keep up with 8/7 Central, check out their social media below and watch out for that upcoming EP!

8/7 Central: Facebook // Instagram

Amber Run announce New Digital Acoustic EP Release

Amber Run will be releasing a new digital EP in late September on Dine Alone Records

The EP will feature two versions of songs from the current album For A Moment, I Was Lost and two cover songs. The first track from the EP is their take on Maggie Roger’s ‘Alaska’. Amber Run head out for their first ever European tour this Autumn. The band released their sophomore album For A Moment, I Was Lost last month via Dine Alone Records.

They completed a run of shows in February, including a sold out hometown show at Nottingham’s Rock City and the 2,300-capacity Kentish Town Forum in London.  Over the past month, they've played some of the biggest festivals in Europe - Pink Pop in Netherlands and Hurricane/Southside in Germany!

Buy the new record For A Moment, I Was Lost here! You can check out the tour dates below!

Autumn UK Tour
21st October - Warsaw Niebo
26th October - Paris La Maroquinerie
27th October - Leuven Hot Depot
28th October - Amsterdam Bitterzoet - SOLD OUT
31st October - Basel Metro Club
1st November - Frankfurt Zoom
2nd November - Berlin Musik & Frieden
3rd November - Hamburg Knust
4th November - Cologne Gebäude
5th November - Munich Strom
7th November - Milan Serraglio
9th November - Barcelona Petit Palau
10th November - Madrid Moby Dick

Amber Run: Website

Tour Announcements Come From Elephant Stone

Montreal psych-rock trio Elephant Stone have announced an international tour to close out 2017. The string of dates follows the release of the band’s recent full length Ship of Fools - out now on Elephants On Parade/Burger Records.

The band has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe and will be returning to stages across Canada, Europe, and the US with their “cosmos-searching live shows” this August through December.

Check out the dates below!

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Elephant Stone makes music for the head and the heart and will continue their psychedelic mission. New music coming soon. A full list of 2017 tour dates are above, check out their social media below!

Elephant Stone: Web // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // YouTube 

The Wonder Years Announce Acoustic EP

The Wonder Years are excited to announce the upcoming release of a very special acoustic EP entitled Burst & Decay. The EP will be co-released with Hopeless Records as well as through a new venture created by the band called Loneliest Place On Earth.

The EP will be officially released on September 22nd, 2017, and is now available for pre-order. A very limited pressing of the EP on 12" vinyl is available on Hopeless Record and Loneliest Place On Earth.

Vocalist Dan Campbell shares a note to fans and explains, "To whom it may concern, We've begun a new venture. I'm hesitant to give it a title because I don't want to limit what it could become but, for now, I'm going to call it a collective - an avenue for music and art and writing and performance. The first order of business will be to pair up with Hopeless Records to co-release an acoustic EP we recorded in May called 'Burst & Decay'. In the coming months and years, we'll be rolling out releases, artists and events. The seeds are being planted. This is just the beginning but for now, thank you. We love you. We'll see you soon."

To keep up with this special EP and The Wonder Years, check out their social media down below!

The Wonder Years: Facebook // Twitter
 

New Music Video From Sleeptalk

After their recent release via Artery Recordings, Sleeptalk is celebrating the high of their new music with a brand new video to go along with it!

After self-releasing their debut EPs Pure, a straight-laced indie rock offering and Young, the more experimental spaced-out release, the band sought to marry the best qualities of both on Sleeptalk."Bright Eyes" is a short and crisp track is an innocent song about an infatuation that finally blossoms. 

Check out the new video for "Bright Eyes" below!

Vocalist Anthony Fitzpatrick says this about the music video, "It's about being with the girl you have wanted to be with for so long and realizing you both were meant to be together." The video uses footage the band shot while they were on their most recent tour. Hotel room jam sessions, meeting fans, and parking lot footraces gone wrong are a few highlights.

Sleeptalk is available now on iTunesMerchNow, and all other digital retailers. Check out the video above, and then check out Sleeptalk's social media links down below!

Sleeptalk: Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud // Instagram

New Music Video Out Now From Distorted Sun

The summer is still heating up, and Distorted Suns have added some fuel to the fire with their brand new single and music video!

Released on July 30th, the single "Under Thumb" is the first off of an upcoming EP due out August 19th, and was recorded by Ted Richardson in Philadelphia, a notable understudy of Shelly Yakus. The single comes with an accompanying video, which you can check out below, a red and blue mid-show shot. 

The grunge inspired, but definitely hard rock band has a solid single to celebrate! The track really gears listeners up for what should be a really exciting EP release! The single is available for purchase on Bandcamp.

Check out the EP release show poster down below, and definitely check it out if you're around!

You can check out the band's social media below to keep up with them and all of the new and exciting things they're up to!

Distorted Sun: Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

Stepbrothers Share Brand New Single Anticipating New Album

In anticipation for their first release since 2015, Stepbrothers have shared a brand new single and music video with fans and listeners!

The Idaho natives are a blend of post-hardcore, pop punk genres that suck you in and throw you right back out. The single, "Get Tricked And Die For Nothing" is the first track off of their new album There is Always Something to Worry About, which will be available for pre-order through Flesh and Bone Records starting today!

Check out the video exclusively here!

The mixture of sound and almost indifferent execution of vocals make this track feel similar to bands like Weezer (especially that opening chord). Stepbrothers' are onto something good here, and "Get Tricked And Die For Nothing" is an exciting step forward for their four piece, harboring good thoughts for the anticipated release of There is Always Something to Worry About.

About the track and upcoming release, the band had this to say, "We're really excited to release this record. We've had it recorded since around Christmas and have been sitting on it for a while. It feels good to be able to finally share these songs with everyone."

Well, wouldn't ya know, we're excited too!

Stepbrothers also has quite a few shows lined up, and you can check out their August dates down below!

August Dates:
August 9th Boise, ID
August 11th Bellingham, WA
August 12th Seattle, WA
August 13th Portland, OR
August 14th Eugene, OR

For a more immediate following of Stepbrothers, definitely check out their social media so you can stay up to date on everything they've got going on! In the meantime, listen & watch the new single, and really vibe out!

Stepbrothers: Facebook // Bandcamp
Flesh and Bone Records: Website // Facebook // Youtube

Queue Releases Brand New Single 'Frontier'

Dreamy Philadelphia locals Queue have shared their most recently single, "Frontier" with listeners recently! The brand new track is a smooth, indie rock vibe that marks the first release since their June 2016 2-track EP release!

"Frontier" moves Queue into an exciting direction, one that seems popular in indie music right now. I'd compare Queue to bands like Foals, or The xx. You should check it out below, streaming thanks to Soundcloud!

The track was produced, engineered & mixed by Ben Rice, recorded at Degraw Sound, Brooklyn, New York, and mastered by Justin Colletti, Joe Lambert Mastering.

We're really into this new track, and the band had this to say about the track, "The sound of this single is grounded by the bands that first got us started in music (ie. The Cure and The Smiths), and was our attempt at making the kind of song we wish we could still hear on the radio."

They're definitely on my list for things I want to hear on the radio, so I'll be sure to follow Queue nice and close! Check out their social media below to do the same!

Queue: Website // Spotify // Facebook // Bandcamp // Instagram

Debut EP Out Now From VANISH

Post-hardcore band VANISH is recently celebrating the release of their debut EP, From Sheep to Wolves, with Outerloop Records. Produced by Johnny Franck (Attack! Attack!), From Sheep to Wolves is filled with six dynamic tracks for fans of bands like Pierce the Veil or Ice Nine Kills, while presenting a unique, theatrical take on their genre!

Check out a stream of the EP below!

On the EP's release, the band stated, "[We] hope everyone enjoys our music as much as we enjoyed making it. VANISH FOR WARPED TOUR 2018. Thank you Jackie Chan we love your karate."

From Sheep to Wolves is out now via Outerloop Records and can be purchased here. Follow VANISH online for new music, announcements, shows, and more.

VANISH: Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

Ledges Impress With New Single 'Nothing To Say'

Akron, Ohio indie rock trio Ledges will release their debut album Homecoming on September 1st, but now they're celebrating their brand new, anthemic new single "Nothing To Say" can be heard on Spotify!

Homecoming is a story that follows a character on a journey through doubt, love, loss, and redemption, and "Nothing to Say" is the 3rd scene of that story. Frontman Andy Hoffman explains "In the song, the character stumbles out of the cold into an old school cabaret bar. There he meets this beautiful girl and thinks that she's the answer to his problems, but it's just infatuation and even though he knows that to an extent, he still pursues the girl. The simple lyrics and upbeat vibe of the song are meant to represent that first moment when you meet someone and it's all superficial emotions/feelings and there's not much to actually say (hence the title of the song)."

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

Ledges: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Between You & Me Sign On To Hopeless Records

Hopeless Records has been busy this year updating their roster, and Aussie band Between You & Me are the most recent band to join the ranks! The band self-released their debut EP, Paper Thin, in 2016 and have toured with bands including As It Is and With Confidence.

"Overthinking" is Between You & Me's new single, and you can check out the single & music video below!

Vocalist Jake Wilson shares his excitement about becoming part of the Hopeless Records family stating, "Signing to a label like Hopeless Records is one of those things you always strive for and work towards when you're in a band. But when we were closing in on a dream of ours it still felt very surreal. I'm very humbled and thankful that Hopeless saw something in us that was worth putting their time, money and faith in."

The band is confirmed to play a run of Australian shows this summer. Tour dates can be found below.

Tour Dates w/ Trash Boat:
8/21 - Sydney, AUS @ Brighton Up Bar
8/22 - Wollongong, AUS @ Rad Bar
8/31 - Melbourne, AUS @ Wrangler Studios
9/2 - Melbourne, AUS @ Bang!

To keep up with Between You & Me, check out their social media below!

Between You & Me: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

No Such Animals Share Brand New Music Video

New Jersey locals No Such Animals have been hard at work creating new music, and are stoked to finally share a brand new music video with listeners and fans alike!

A music video for their single, "Sold" is in anticipation of their forthcoming EP, "Create T.V." and an all at once emotional, groovy, easy listen. The video is mostly distorted images of the band playing, which feels right. They remind me a little bit of a more chill The Bravery.

Check out the video below!

No Such Animals is a project spearheaded by vocalist and guitarist Ryan Romanowski, which has culminated over many years of cassette tape recordings and and private late night bleacher performances. Driven by nostalgia and recognizing the timelessness of early rock music, the band has breached the surface when the three remaining members, Mike Cavalli, Mike Roshe and Bill Grainger discovered something special by chance through social media.

Upcoming shows for No Such Animals can be found below!
July 28 – Bayville, NJ at Fubar
August 4 – Manhattan, NY at Connolly’s Klub 45 w/ Hat Trixx. The Commotions

You should stick around for their upcoming EP release, and check out No Such Animals' social media below to keep up!

No Such Animals: Facebook // Instagram