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New Music Video Wraps Up Story Untold's Year

With the most recent release of their album Waves, Story Untold has been busy keeping up the hype as time continues forward.

They begin December with a brand new music video for “Chasing Feelings.” The black & white music video lends itself perfectly to this somber track, full of emotion and heart, as they usually are.

We’ve got the music video down below for you, so check it out!

Earlier this year, Story Untold also shared the Waves (Acoustic Sessions). The songs are taken from Waves, which was released on February 2nd of this year. Currently, they are on a tour throughout Canada, with Selfish Things. Early next year, they will kick off a North American tour with Makeout, Handguns, and Oh, Weatherly.

For a full list of dates, please see below.

Upcoming tour dates:

December 5 - Windsor, Canada @ Phog Lounge

December 6 - London, Canada @ Rum Runners

December 7 - Hamilton, Canada @ Absinthe

DecemBER 8 - Toronto, Canada @ Adelaide Hall

w/ Makeout, Handguns & Oh, Weatherly

January 11 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

January 12 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

January 13 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

January 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

January 17 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory

January 18 - Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom

January 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

To follow Story Untold & what they’re up to, check out their social media links down below!

Story Untold: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Come Unstuck Still Reeling From Music Video Release

Photographer:  DNF Music Productions

Photographer: DNF Music Productions

In celebration for their October EP release, Come Unstuck have been moving steadily forward to keep relevant in all of their pop punk glory.

Ground Rules was released on October 5th, and while that was nearly two months ago (and we suck), Come Unstuck released their music video for title track “The Ground Rules” the same day. The upbeat, fun music video is a perfect hype up for the debut EP!

Check out the video below!

If you like what you see & hear, you definitely want to head over to these guys’ social media to keep up to date on what’s to come. Surely a band you don’t want to miss!

Come Unstuck: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

New Music Video From Capsize Kicks Off Tour

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After last months release of “Blind,” Capsize quickly followed up with a brand new music video to maintain the hype & kickoff a December tour. The melodic post hardcore band requested the help of producer Matt Good (From First To Last) and gives a glimpse of what's to come from the band.

Check out the hard hitting track & music video below!

Capsize headed out on November 30th to begin The Burn Away Tour in Murrieta, California with Thousand Below and Dead Lakes. It’s a two week long run, mainly staying on the West Coast!



Check out the dates below for a city near you this month!

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To keep up with Capsize & what they’re up to, check out their social media links below!

Capsize: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Spotify

The Catharsis of Bleeder & The Single Series

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The comeback stories of all comebacks, Bleeder is fluent in catharsis - and they’re using their new single series to highlight it.

After being born with hemophilia & then medically infected by HIV & Hepatitis C at age 10 - Shelby Smoak has a lot to talk about. After almost dying at 24 when the HIV had become AIDs, Shelby survived & wrote a book, but he wasn’t done there. Creating Bleeder meant creating another way to feel, and Bleeder has a lot to give.

Their most recent single, “Rose In The Rain” is the first of many from their new Single Series. Check out the music video down below to get a taste of this smooth folk rock vibe!

“Rose In The Rain” is an emotional slow down, allowing you into Bleeder’s frame of mind. An easy listen, the song is reminiscent of rock & folk. You can check out the track on Bleeder’s bandcamp, but otherwise you’ll definitely want to stay tuned as the Single Series begin to ramp up over the next few weeks!

Check out Bleeder’s social media down below to never miss a beat!

Bleeder: Website // Facebook

Port Lucian's "Lucid Dreaming II" Easy To Get Lost In

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A recent transplant to Philadelphia, 18 year old Port Lucian is off to a smooth start in the city.

After releasing her first EP, Sun, and embracing pop to it’s fullest - Port Lucian uses their latest track to take a completely different path; but, we aren’t complaining! “Lucid Dreaming II” is exactly that. A bedroom pop anthem that pulls on layered reverb and a slowed down guitar. Remaining true to her admiration for unrequited love & cliché, Port Lucian is tantalizing listeners with “Lucid Dreaming II” as she gears up for a new EP.

Check out the track below!

The track is a dreamy, dusk anthem sure to make you feel something. This track is perfect as the nights grow longer & the days shorter.

As October rolls on by, Port Lucian is amping up for her single release on November 10th at Happy Dog on Euclid with The Last Great American Band, Perfect Girl and ES&Co. This is music you definitely don’t want to miss - to stay up to date, check out Port Lucian’s social media links below!

Port Lucian: Website

Idle Wave Share Brand New Track With Listeners

Photographer: Liam Frank

Photographer: Liam Frank

"Alpern" is the latest from NJ natives, Idle Wave. The track, they say, "reminisces the days back in college meeting up and starting the band in the house we threw parties out of."

With that in mind, "Alpern" hits a lot of emotional buttons for listeners. Idle Wave are sure to coddle their fans and listeners, but never to much. I mean, we'll simplify it for you: we really freakin' love this song.

Check it out streaming below to formulate your own opinion!

With influences from 90's 'Dad Rock' like Weezer, or more contemporary bands like Sorority Noise, Idle Wave have carved their own way into the Asbury Park, NJ scene by bringing a fresh pop punk sound that is easy to listen to and connect with. With an impressive like count on Facebook, it may be surprising to hear that "Alpern" is the first official release from Idle Wave!

To keep up with the band, or to check out what they're up to, we've got their social media for you down below!

Idle Wave: Facebook

New Single From Foxanne To Knock Your Socks Off

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In anticipation of their upcoming EP release, Hafling, Foxanne is celebrating the new year with new music and we couldn't be happier! The Brooklyn 3-piece took inspiration from a night spent with someone not so worth spending time with - which we basically all can relate to.

"Whiskey and Strawberries" captures the essence of that feeling, and bottles it up for one heck of a listening experience. Lucky for you (and us) we've got it streaming below for you via Soundcloud!

Lead singer/songwriter and guitarist Foxanne is supported by synth player Michael J Harris and Julliard trained percussionist Andrew Funcheon. The band are regulars around the east coast, especially Philadelphia and New York City. With a sound like that can you blame them?

Of course we're excitingly awaiting Hafling, but until then, stream this bad boy and check out Foxanne's social media down below to never miss an update!

Foxanne: Instagram // Youtube

Hound The Wolves Anticipate Album With New Music Video

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Camera Obscura is Hound The Wolves upcoming anticipated album, not due out until Valentines Day, the band has been sure to hype up listeners with a teaser - and you don't want to miss this!

Straight out of Portland, Oregon, Hound The Wolves have released a brand new track & accompanying music video! "If Lost In Mind" is a brooding, heavy rock outpouring of song. The music video is there to disorient you into the headspace Hound The Wolves want you in - so let's get lost in it together below!

The music video was entirely a DIY effort, with the premise, shooting and post-production from
their own skill, which is incredibly impressive! The video itself is going to leave you wanting more, and more is what will be coming within the next month from Hound The Wolves. Camera Obscura is on our to-do list so be sure to check back in February for our review!

If you're interested in learning more about our new found West Coast friends, check out their social media below to never miss an update!

Hound The Wolves: Facebook // Bandcamp

The Vaughns Share Two New Songs & On Vinyl, Too

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In mid-November, The Vaughns teased fans & listeners alike with their most recent release - a two track 45RPM 7" vinyl. If you know anything about The Vaughns, you know that vinyl is well good & gone, sold out as heck. If you don't know The Vaughns, let us introduce you!

From Springfield, NJ The Vaughns have taken over their local scene and surrounding areas by storm with their groovy, rock sound offset by lead singer Anna Lies. The rest of the lineup for The Vaughns include David Cacciatore, Ryan Kenter, and Tom Losito. With influences like Alabama Shakes, Nirvana, and The Beetles, you're in for a real treat, especially on the latest release.

We've got it streaming for you down below, so check it out!

'Santa Cruz' & 'Bby Save Me' are sultry little jams that are sure to get you in a good head space wherever you may be this holiday season. They're quirky, fun and pair nicely together for a cute little duet of music.

The Vaughns have had a super successful 2017, so we're looking forward to 2018 and what it has in store for these NJ natives. To keep up to date with all things The Vaughns, check out their social media links down below!

The Vaughns: Facebook // Website

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

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

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 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

New Single Out Now From Death Bells

Photography: Jarryd Lynagh

Photography: Jarryd Lynagh

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

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!

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.

 

'Passion' Out Now From Chapellz

Canadian electro-rock duo Chapellz has released a music video for their single "Passion," premiering with Highlight Magazine. The song will be on the band's upcoming debut EP The Notone releasing on 9/1 and is a dramatic love story between a starlet and a common man.

Check it out!

"The video was inspired by 40's Film Noir," says Ced Chapellz, the producer and guitarist for the band. "They fall in love and get married. A few years later, the sudden death of her husband left her with questions and a deep depression. She died old at her home with her broken heart. She never knew who or what had killed her late husband. The ending is the starlet returning to life in the present times (2017) she runs into a man andgets a feeling of deja vu. She felt like she knew him, but has no idea who he is, like a ghost she ones knew."

The Notone will be available on all digital retailers on 9/1, and to keep up with Chapellz, check out their social media below!

Chapellz: 
Facebook // Instagram // Twitter

Andi Shares New Single 'Half Home'

Andi is a Toronto based artist who is very involved in her music making process, producing original tunes that might make you feel a little better than before. Recently, the songstress shared brand new single "Half Home."

She released her debut EP Sketches last year and is currently working on her first full length inspired by issues she sees in herself and in the world. Subjects include women’s empowerment, toxic views on masculinity, LGTBQ+ issues and her lived experience as a bisexual woman. Her relatable music communicates everyday experiences of self-conflict, emotionality, and love, qualities that characterize the human condition.

Check out "Half Home" below

"This song is about being young and in a transitionary stage of life. When I wrote the track I was alone on the road, floating from recording sessions to rehearsals, and crashing in my car between gigs. Writing this song helped me embrace living in a state of change," says Andi of the track.

For more on Andi, check out her music video above and then her social media to keep up to date!

Andi: facebook // instagram // twitter // bandcamp

Darling Waste Debut Brand New Album

Darling Waste began in Cleveland, OH before chasing the dream to NYC and England. True DIY road warriors, Darling Waste have played almost 700 shows in 11 countries, playing self- booked tours of basements, VFW halls, and clubs while building a fiercely loyal army of devoted fans along the way. Darling Waste has sold more than 15,000 albums while their music has been in rotation on over 100 radio stations and has been featured on dozens of TV shows and feature films.

Recently, the band released their label debut, The Skeleton Key! The band's members are all in the LGBTQ+ community with them hitting the road in a couple of months in promotion of the release. The 12 track record is streaming currently, and witnessed an exclusive Facebook Live Premiere on August 10th!

About the record Darling Waste says, "This album was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. It took four years to write and record, and I almost gave up on it several times. The album weaves in and out of itself lyrically with each song on this album having a companion song as well. This batch of songs tells several stories from the past couple years of my life, written in real time as they were happening.

For more on Darling Waste, check out their social media to stay up to date with any exciting news!

Darling Waste: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram