Tag: indie rock

May 18, 2018

Names Without Numbers - Goodnight (Teaser)

I am really excited about this new Names Without Numbers music and especially their first new single in over a decade titled “Goodnight”. Check out the teaser clip below and watch the full version on PureGrainAudio this coming Monday. The band will release the single on Monday via IVM to correspond with their IndieGoGo campaign to fund the release of their brand new full length effort. Fans of Anberlin, Jimmy Eat World, Acceptance, Sparta, Taking Back Sunday, and House Of Heroes will find something to appreciate in the new music of Names Without Numbers. [Facebook]

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May 8, 2018

May 4, 2018

DENS Sign With Facedown Records and Will Release New Ep June 29th

Something I’ve kept under wraps for a few weeks and a piece of news that I am truly excited about. The East Coast band – DENS, have indeed signed with California based record label Facedown Records and will release “No Small Tempest” Ep on June 29th. You can take a listen to the powerful new song titled “Deadrise” below. All you fans of Saosin, Thrice, My Epic, Attalus, and Armor For Sleep, will absolutely adore this new music. Facedown Records taking a chance on the more “rock” oriented bands like My Epic, Everything in Slow Motion, Attalus, and now DENS, is the best move they’ve ever made. I really enjoy their whole roster but the bands above have all made truly remarkable albums. Everyone go like DENS and give this new song a listen. Oh and you can pre-order this Ep in a few different bundle options right here.

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April 29, 2018

Talkie Releases New Album "Fundamental Things"

Talkie, the band comprised of a few former members of the great Blood & Water, has returned with their 2nd full length effort called “Fundamental Things”. Right now for next 48 hours you can download the album for $1 via their bandcamp here. Great production quality and catchy indie-pop songs but I seriously want one more Blood & Water album. It probably won’t happy but whatever I’ll hold out hope ;)

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April 26, 2018

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March 18, 2018

REVIEW : Stavesacre - MCMXCV

First things first. Have you heard there’s a new Stavesacre album out? Yeah? I bet you’re wondering who played on it? This is the classic 5-member line-up:
Mark Salomon – vocals
Sam West – drums
Dirk Lemmenes- Bass
Ryan Dennee – guitar
Jeff Bellew – guitar

Besides the Against the Silence EP in 2009, this line-up hasn’t made a record together since Speakeasy. Continued →

March 15, 2018

REVIEW : Fighting Jacks - Decade

Don’t listen to this album if you want to feel happy. Lyrically and musically, this is moody alternative rock taken to its logical conclusion. Decade brims with melancholy: “All the beauty I ever wanted is going to fade away” (“Fade; Decay”); “…helpless in will, my body just gave up” (“Do You Wanna Find Out?”); “There’s no one on the road that I can call a friend” (“Closer”). Continued →

March 13, 2018

February 13, 2018

REVIEW : Blank Books - EP1

The Sprinkle brothers are back! If you don’t know who that is, then stop reading. Go and find Poor Old Lu, The World Inside, Aaron Sprinkle, Paloma, Fair . . . I could go on but I’m using up valuable reviewing space (and I didn’t even mention the production credits)! Continued →

February 9, 2018

February 2, 2018

My Epic to Bring You TWO New Eps in 2018, Drops New Single

My Epic have announced a new double ep project for 2018. The first ep titled “Ultraviolet” will drop March 30th. The second ep titled “Violence” will be out late fall 2018. Both will release on long time label home, Facedown Records. Pre-orders for the first ep in several different bundles is available right here. Check out the new song “Of Wilderness” below and soak in the beauty of a truly ground breaking and influential indie band.

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January 30, 2018

Fine China Release New Single, Album Out February 23rd

Fine China has released a fabulous new 3 song single titled “You Are Not The Future”. The single is available now wherever fine digital music is sold/streamed (see below). The band’s new album and first in 12 years, titled “Not Thrilled” is out February 23rd via Velvet Blue Music. Purchase this single on 7″ right here. You can also pre-order the full 12″ vinyl for the new album right here. In case you are unfamiliar with the group, their sound falls in line with all the greats in 80’s New Wave while also incorporating modern sounds. For fans of: New Order, The Cure, The Smiths, Starflyer 59, and Neon Trees.

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January 26, 2018

January 20, 2018

Oh, Eternity Release Brand New Full Length "I Exist"

You all need to give this new release from rising indie pop-rock band Oh, Eternity a chance. It’s an insanely awesome album filled with unforgettable melodies, vocals you can sing along with, and just enough “pop” where it’s not too overbearing. So many influences shine through on this release but if you were to make comparisons I’d say imagine a combination of Academy Is.., Plain White Ts, Edison Glass, Hearts Like Lions, My Epic, and Walk the Moon. It’s a diverse set of songs and an album I’m sure that many of you would welcome into your stereos. Check it out here. The band have released this album via New Vine Records.

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January 17, 2018

January 12, 2018

The Beautiful Mistake and Dogwood Announce Reunion Shows in Orange County and San Diego

The Beautiful Mistake have announced two reunion shows in Southern California taking place March 23rd at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. with Dogwood, Odd Robot, and Havoc Fiction, and also March 24th at Brick By Brick with Dogwood, the mighty – No Innocent Victim, and Bossfight. Dates and info can be found on The Beautiful Mistake Facebook page here. For tickets to Chain Reaction click here. Tickets to Brick by Brick in San Diego, click here.

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January 9, 2018

January 7, 2018

CHPTRS Release New Ep Titled "Chapter Two"

CHPTRS which features Josh Auer of Pax217, Avner, and recently The OC Supertones (2010-2017), has a new group called CHPTRS that is an ambient, experimental, indie rock duo. They released Chapter One back in fall of 2017 and now Chapter Two has been made available. Check out these two great eps over on MusicBed right here. You can also stream via Spotify below

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January 6, 2018

The Beautiful Mistake Announce Reunion Show With Dogwood and others at Chain Reaction

The much loved indie/emo band, The Beautiful Mistake, is coming out of retirement to play some reunion shows. First show announced will be at Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. on March 23rd with Dogwood, Odd Robot, and Havoc Fiction. This is going to be a great show but it’s a small venue so it’s best to buy your tickets now and reserve your spot to see some great bands in action. An event page has been made here on facebook.

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October 31, 2017

October 28, 2017

Young Oceans "Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed)" Now Available

Young Oceans, a daring, artistic, and passionate worship driven band from New York have just dropped their epic new album titled “Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst Of The Truth” which is available on all networks including their bandcamp page which you can take a listen to below. Please consider supporting this driven east coast band and check them out on tour with Plumb here on the West Coast. I highly recommend Young Oceans and this my friends is their epic new full length.

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October 25, 2017

October 6, 2017

Young Oceans to Release Epic New Album October 20th

I have been privileged enough that I get to give the new Young Oceans record a listen. The album titled “Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst of the Truth Revealed)”, is a haunting trip through new wave instrumentation and worship centered musical adventure. The songs which remind me somewhat of a melting of styles, imagine The Killers meets The Decemberists and Death Cab For Cutie meets Cool Hand Luke at an intersection with the passing of Rend Collective. The weirdest comparison I can make is that I even hear a sliver of Chris Isaac. They have a unique take on a tired genre that people have created called “Indie Worship”. The group effectively breathe new life into the purpose and mission so many “Christian” artists try to create which is an atmosphere that causes people to contemplate and reflect on issues of Faith. Young Oceans aren’t afraid to explore new territory with their songs. It’ll be interesting to see if this album sticks and has that staying power so many albums lack. It has a commercial appeal in a non traditional sense. In “Christian” circles this kind of music isn’t fully embraced by radio but in terms of the general marketplace, this kind of music instantly draws people in. The grand scale and epic nature of these songs as a whole make it difficult for me to just pick and choose which ones are “favorites”. I encourage you all to seek out this project when it is released and listen in your special quiet place. Prepare to be captivated. Young Oceans “Suddenly (Or The Nuclear Sunburst of The Truth Revealed” releasing October 20th.

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October 5, 2017

September 20, 2017