Category Archives: Artist of the Week
Five Iron Frenzy will release their new (comeback) album “Engine of a Million Plots” on November 26th 2013. This release is the first new music from the band in over 10 years! Album is available on CD and Vinyl right here from the band’s webstore. You can also pre-order via iTunes here.
The Fold will release their new independent full length, “Moving Past“, on October 15th. Album will be available on all digital networks. Listen/Download the album below via Bandcamp for Free (or Donation).
This week’s artist of the week is the band Color Me Valiant from Richmond, Virginia. Mixing rock sensibilities with the ferocious nature of hardcore, you have the explosive sound of up and coming band, Color Me Valiant. Searching for comparisons are tough as this band has a sound all their own. Download their new ep “SinnerServantSon” right here for free.
Rebel Revive has released their debut ep, “XI (Eleven)” and is available on all Digital networks (or on CD here). Rebel Revive is new upcoming rock band from Orange County, CA. Founded by Matthew Lindblad, this band is sure to make an impact in the music scene, and isn’t pulling punches. Lindblad, a instrumentalist, singer and songwriter, performs all the music on Rebel Revive’s studio recordings. Live, he is joined by fellow Rebel Revive bandmates Gus Flaig…
Pop-Punk band, Thirtyseven, will release their debut full length “This is What I Want” on August 6th through Blood & Ink Records. Read our review here and purchase the album (on CD) here. For fans of The Ataris, Four Year Strong, Set Your Goals, Midtown, Blink 182, Mxpx.
Skillet will release their new album “Rise” on June 25th through Atlantic Records. Rise follows the Grammy-nominated band’s 2009 album, Awake, which was certified platinum in the US. Skillet were the only active rock band to achieve platinum status in 2012, and they were one of three rock bands (with Mumford & Sons and The Black Keys) to strike platinum sales that year.
Rise, their first concept album, tells the story of an American teen coming into adulthood and trying…
Ohio based hardcore/punk band, Take the Name, released a smashing incredible and otherwise spirited new ep titled “Against Such Things” that is available from Bandcamp for free right now. I highly encourage you to download this release and support the band to the best of your ability. Recommended for fans of: Defeater, Take it Back!, Close Your Eyes, Beloved, Comeback Kid, Life In Your Way, Worthwhile. Quality independent music.
San Francisco quartet, Beta State, have announced that they will be releasing a new full-length album, #FRIENDSHIP, on May 21st. The deluxe album includes ten original tracks, one cover and nine remixes. Previously featured on Fuse TV, San Francisco’s Live 105, and hit television shows such as MTV’s Road Rules Challenge: Rivals and E!Networks’ Keeping up With The Kardashians, Beta State’s unique ambient pop rock combines the hard-hitting rock of 30 Seconds To Mars and Jimmy Eat World…
A Common Goal have released their debut full length “Blessings and Battles” via Thumper Punk Records. Order here. Fans of Blue Collar Boston Punk Rock will absolutely love this band and their new album. Read my “First Listen” right here.
The Jellyrox (Matt from Eleventyseven) has released a new ep titled “Embellish” which you can pick up on iTunes / Amazon. Filled to the brim with pop sensibilities and sugar coated melodies, it’s an album you’re sure to love and hold close to your heart. Perfect tunes for a summertime drive. Pick up more The Jellyrox merch right here.
Audio Adrenaline will release their new album “Kings & Queens” tomorrow, Tuesday March 12th via Fair Trade Services. The album will be available on all digital networks and on CD from a number of stores. Order here. Read our review of the album here.
Check out the music of Northern California Pop-Punk band, In Our Time. They just released their debut 7 track ep December 15th and is currently available via Bandcamp (below) or on iTunes here. Check them out.
Check out The Kids We Used to Be. The band recently released an ep titled “18 Years” and we think you’ll dig it. Their sound has a certain “classic” feel to it yet clinging to what’s new and fresh in the scene. It’s rough and raw, the way punk should be. Listen/Download the ep below. [Bandcamp] Look for a new release in 2013.
Thanks to our fellow staff member, I have discovered the music of Sam Billen. He recently released a fantastic album by the name of “Places” that you can check out and download below. If you dig the dreamy, ethereal indie rock of groups like Anathallo, Damien Jurado, Gotye, Starflyer 59, Bon Iver, you’ll dig this.
Matt & Toby will release their Self Titled debut November 20th via Tooth & Nail Records. It’s available wherever fine music is sold. [Bio] With an arsenal of elaborate yet quirky acoustic and electronic music, all accented by full production, Matt & Toby are truly one of today’s most unique tastemakers. But just because the Seattle-based band is brand new doesn’t mean members Matt Carter and Toby Morrell aren’t already familiar to fans. In fact, both guys have spent eleven years and continue to be members of the highly influential, nearly gold selling Emery, a heavy rock act at its core, but one with an occasionally softer, more melodic side.
In what many are labeling the band’s rightful comeback album, “For the Glory”, I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. “Comeback” is a word The OC Supertones can truly champion and claim as this new album brings all the band’s best elements and mixes them into one joyful, blissful listen. Fans of “Supertones Strike Back” through “Hi Fi Revival” and even “Revenge of the…” will definitely find something to appreciate in this new release. Produced by Josh Auer of Pax 217 fame, “For the Glory” takes you on a whirlwind ride of worship and offers up answers for the challenging world we live in through the glory and power of Ska music. Welcome back OC Supertones, we’ve missed you.
Further Seems Forever have released their long awaited new album with Chris Carrabba back on vocals titled “Penny Black”, through Rise Records. Order here. If you enjoyed any of their prior material, this album is going to blow you away. Simply put, “Penny Black” is my favorite Further Seems Forever release, ever.