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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

'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

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

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

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

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

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. 

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.  

ANSON Share New Music Video 'To Be Or Nothing At All' & Announces EP

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Los Angeles-based Alternative Rock band, ANSON is a 3-piece act set to bridge early 2000's emo rock with today's mainstream stratosphere. The group, consisting of Anson Li (Vocals), George Tello (Bassist), and Zack Mueller (Lead Guitarist) offer an array of introspective songs about life and discovering who you are as a person.

Recently they announced their debut EP entitled To Be or Nothing At All, and celebrated with the release of a brand new music video for the title track! Check it out below!

The EP offers a very personal and raw reflection of when vocalist, Anson Li, began the journey to self identity and speaks to the struggles of putting everything on the line to live for your art. In 2017, Li collaborated with George Tello and Zack Mueller to complete this newfound artistry when wanting to transition from being a solo act to a full band and re-titled the project to ANSON. The three found commonality in self discovery, strength, and empowerment to take a risk in life, and brought a unique synergy to the full band sound.

Li continues,  "To Be or Nothing at All" is about living at the crossroads of my life and dealing with the daily struggles with self identity, self doubt, and depression that come with that. The EP tells a story of how I dealt with these issues and gained strength to choose a path and move forward in my life. This EP is a testament to the fact you can't live your whole life stuck at the crossroads. You have to make a choice because not making a choice is just as bad as making the wrong one. In life you have to stand up for what you believe in, don't be scared to fail and go for it. Follow your dreams. Taking leaps of faith is terrifying, but at the end of the day when you do it, everything in your life aligns together and it's pure bliss."

Debut EP To Be or Nothing At All due out September 29, 2017. Fans can pre-order To Be or Nothing At All now.

 

SAD Marquise Anticipates New Album With Single, 'Watercolor'

In anticipation for his latest EP, iPhone Pop, due out tomorrow on August 18th, SAD Marquise recently released a track to hype up listeners - and "Watercolor" is just a precursor to what we can expect from the upcoming release!

Check out the single below!

The smooth track highlights on R&B and electro-pop in a way that feels seductive and exciting. SAD Marquise brings in a retro type wave style of music that feels refreshing, especially as the end of summer dwindles down.

Check out the track above, and stay tuned for the release of iPhone Pop tomorrow!

To keep up with SAD, check out his social media below!

SAD Marquise: Facebook

Emarosa Announces Fall Headlining Tour

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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

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

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

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 

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

Sun Kin Share 'Under Standing Waves' With Listener

After a premiere on Impose Magazine, Oakland's Sun Kin is sharing "Under Standing Waves" with listeners everywhere. The project consists of Kabir Kumar (lead vox, guitar) along with Kevin Lehner (guitar), Phil Di Leo (keys and guitar), Nick Blossom (drums), and Bryan Lovett (bass), and eccentuates an electrifying post-pop sound that fits right in with this new music renaissance we're experiencing. 

Check out the single below!

While the song was being written, Kabir’s Nani (maternal grandmother) passed away suddenly from a stroke, and the song feels lit with her vivid passion and pride for making her loved ones feel loved, even thousands of miles away. "Under Standing Waves" follows and is paired with Sun Ray's recently released single, "Bijak."

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

Sun Kin: Facebook