Long-running punk/folk rockers from Los Angeles, Calif., Flogging Molly will release their new album titled Life Is Good on June 2, 2017 via Spinefarm/Vanguard Records.
The upcoming full-length serves as the band’s first studio album in six years, following Speed of Darkness in 2011. Flogging Molly was founded by Dublin-born frontman Dave King and fiddle-player Bridget Regan, and are known for lyrics of exile, rebellion, history and struggle through a blend of punk rock and traditional Irish music.
Flogging Molly plan to announce tour dates in the near future.
Hailing from Wilmington, N.C., indie band Museum Mouth is premiering a new music video over at CLRVYNT. Watch Riff From My Head here.
Riff From My Head comes from the band’s latest album Popcorn Fish Guinea Pig which released on April 29, 2016 via Rory Records, Max Bemis’ (Say Anything) imprint on Equal Vision Records.
Museum Mouth will support Against Me! with Mal Blum at The Throne Theatre in Wilmington on March 11.
Dallas Green’s project City and Colour will debut two never-before released songs, Peaceful Road and Rain, on March 3, 2017 with the help of Dine Alone Records. Both songs were cut in Nashville, Tenn., during the recording sessions for City and Colour‘s 2015 full-length album If I Should Go Before You.
Pre-order the two-song EP on black vinyl here.
New Jersey-based screamo veterans Senses Fail will release a new acoustic EP to celebrate the 15-year anniversary of their very first EP, From The Depths of Dreams. The upcoming acoustic EP titled In Your Absence is scheduled to debut on March 3, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. In conjunction with the announcement, the band premiered a music video for Jets To Peru, a song off the new EP. Watch the video here. The track list is also available below.
In regards to the release, vocalist Buddy Nielsen said,
“Fifteen years ago the first thing we ever did was put together an EP, that eventually turned into a longer EP called From The Depths of Dreams which was our first official release. WE thought it would be appropriate to celebrate our 15-year anniversary by doing the same thing. These songs are a throwback to an older style of Senses Fail and we are very proud of exploring this sound and the future. Here is to another 15 years.”
Senses Fail will continue commemorating 15 years as they headline a North American tour this spring. Check out the dates below.
Southern California goth punks T.S.O.L. shared an official lyric video for a song off their new album at CLRVYNT. Watch the lyric video for Satellites here.
Satellites appears on the band’s 11th studio album titled The Trigger Complex, which debuted on Jan. 27, 2017 through Rise Records. Prior to Satellites, the band premiered I Wanted To See You, also off their new album. Listen to it here.
T.S.O.L. will make two tour stops in April. The dates are listed below.
Chicago’s Irish folk rockers The Tossers will debut their new full-length album titled Smash The Windows on March 3 via Victory Records. The band is currently premiering a video for Erin Go Bragh, a song off the upcoming album, at New Noise Magazine. Watch the video here and check out the track list below.
Smash The Windows follows the band’s 2013 LP The Emerald City also through Victory Records.
Smash The Windows track list:
1. Erin Go Bragh
2. Smash The Windows
3. I Will Court Them All
4. Humors Of Chicago
5. Drinking All The Day
6. The Horses
7. Resurrection Mary
8. Danny Boy
11. The Town Where I Was Born
12. My Love
13. Mairi’s Wedding
14. Lots Of Drops Of Brandy
15. A Ghra Mo Chroi
16. Fare You Well
17. The Foggy Dew
In celebration of their new release, The Tossers will embark on an eastern U.S. tour in March, with more dates to be announced. Check out the current dates below.
Alternative rock singer, songwriter and performer Dallas Green’s project City and Colour detailed a spring 2017 Canadian tour. Check out the dates for “An Evening with City and Colour – Solo” tour below.
City and Colour partnered with Plus 1 in order to collect $1 from each ticket sale and donate it to MusiCounts, Canada’s music education charity. This organization is dear to Green as he mentioned support from his teachers helped shape his career.
City and Colour’s latest album titled If I Should Go Before You debuted Oct. 9, 2015 via Dine Alone Records.
Indie pop project from Purchase, N.Y., Adult Mom will release their sophomore full-length titled Soft Spots on May 19, 2017 via Tiny Engines. Check out the track listing below.
Soft Spots follows the band’s first LP, Momentary Lapse of Happily, which debuted on May 13, 2016 also via Tiny Engines.
Soft Spots track listing:
2. Full Screen
3. J Station
7. Steal The Lake From The Water
8. Drive Me Home
9. First Day Of Spring
Adult Mom is heading out on tour this month through the end of March. The dates are available below.
Pop punks from Madison, Wis., Masked Intruder premiered a video for First Star Tonight at Punktastic. Watch it here.
First Start Tonight is found on the band’s recent EP Love and Other Crimes, released July 2016 via Pure Noise Records.
In regards to the new video, Masked Intruder vocalist “Blue” said:
“This video is like a public service announcement about the dangers of live music. Like, a lot of people don’t realize it, but this shit is risky business. And I’m not talking about Tom Cruise movies. And, if I was talking about Tom Cruise movies, I’d be talking about Legend, cause that shit is THE BOMB. But, I’m not, so whatever. The point is, watch out!
Hailing from Mesa, Ariz., well known alternative rockers Jimmy Eat World announced a string of tour dates throughout Canada. Check them out below.
Jimmy Eat World continues to tour in support of their ninth full-length album Integrity Blues, released October 2016 via Dine Alone Records. Watch the video to their latest single, Sure and Certain, here.
After the band’s 10th anniversary tour at the end of 2014, they decided to separate to work on other projects and reconvened again in late 2015.
In regards to writing the band’s most recent album, lead singer and guitarist Jim Adkins said:
“I came to a realization. In the break, writing was a little trickier. I wanted to change things up. So, instead of writing about a problem, I wanted to write about a solution. If you look at your life for what’s going wrong, it won’t be too hard to find things. If you start looking at what you have rather than what you’re missing out on, you come away from things with a much different perspective that’s a lot more grateful and positive. As an album, Integrity Blues is about trying to overcome that personal struggle instead of getting upset with what life could be that it isn’t.”
Adkins concluded with a reflection:
“I’ve wanted to play music since second grade, and here I am playing music. It’s something we’re immensely grateful for. That’s why we don’t take it lightly. We want to be in a constant state of progress. You have to move forward in a way that’s challenging and evolving. At the end of the day, you have to be proud of your own work. We are. If you breathe that in and believe it, you’ve won.”
Orange County, Calif., post-hardcore band Thrice announced they will be special guests on an upcoming tour headlined by Rise Against and Deftones. The North American summer tour will also feature Three Trapped Tigers and Frank Iero and the Patience in select locations. Order tickets here and check out the dates below.
Thrice continues to tour in support of their ninth album, To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere, released May 2016 via Vagrant Records.
Asbury Park, N.J., punk rock legends The Bouncing Souls are premiering a video for their new song Battleground today via CLRVYNT. Watch the video here.
Along with the video, the new track is available for purchase through iTunes. Proceeds from the purchase of Battleground will benefit the Indigenous Environmental Network.
In regards to the song, The Bouncing Souls vocalist Greg Attonito said:
“In our almost 30 years as a band we have chosen to make our political statement by how we live our lives. We have made a conscious effort with our music to positively effect the current paradigm, bring people together and hopefully be a part of creating a more kind, respectful and understanding world.
It appears we as a society are potentially on the verge of taking a huge backward step on that journey towards a better world. We have been inspired by this intense moment in our history to create a direct energetic statement through this new song, ‘Battleground,’ which we’ve chosen to release just after Inauguration Day because it marks what is possibly one of the most significant moments in our recent history. We feel its important to use the platform we’re lucky enough to have as artists to do our best to speak up for the basic human rights which seem to be at serious risk.
The song ‘Battleground’ was inspired by recent events at Standing Rock and the ongoing attacks on human rights all over the world. It’s a call to everyone to stand up for our collective rights, for kindness and respect for all people and the Earth. A portion of the profits of each download will be donated to www.ienearth.org, an organization created to ‘educate and empower indigenous people to address and develop strategies for the protection of our environment, our health, and all life forms – the Circle of Life.’ We encourage you to purchase the song and make a donation if you can. Thank you.”
The Bouncing Souls will tour the U.S. west coast in March. Check out the dates below.
Gainesville, Fla., ska punk legends Less Than Jake are releasing a new EP titled Sound The Alarm on Feb. 3, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. LTJ joined the southern California label’s roster after stopping in San Francisco for Warped Tour last year.
The band is now streaming a track off the upcoming EP. Listen to Things Change here.
In regards to the song, Less Than Jake lyricist and drummer Vinnie Fiorello said:
“‘The only thing constant is change’ is one of the lines in the chorus of the song and such a massive truth to me. The sooner you could realize this, digest it, and embrace it the better off you’re going to be. Let it all move forward, at lightning speed. Everything and everyone changes, the world keeps on spinning like it or not.”
Along with signing to a new record label and releasing an EP, Less Than Jake is celebrating 25 years as a band.
“We started writing this set of songs, similar to our last record ‘See The Light,’ sitting around a table in our warehouse with some acoustic guitars, lyrics scribbled on scraps of paper, and a constant barrage of ideas. Trying ideas as they would come out, sometimes chasing the idea, or getting connected or not connected to an idea right away. We had been writing and were planning on fleshing out the ideas while on Warped Tour.”
Beginning on Jan. 20, Less Than Jake will co-headline a tour through February with rock three-piece Pepper. Check out the tour dates below. Tickets are available here.
Hailing from Lancaster, Pa., Spill (formerly members of Placeholder and We Were Skeletons), joined the roster of Huntington Beach, Calif., label No Sleep Records. The band also announced the release of their debut album Top Ten expected on Dec. 16, 2016.
Check out the track listing below.
The first track off the album titled Can’t Keep Cool is now streaming at BrooklynVegan. Listen to it here.
In regards to the upcoming album release, the band shared:
“We started this band, practically the same exact members as our last band that toured all over the US and Canada. It feels good to evolve as writers and come at this music thing with more than just hopes and prayers. We took our time and wrote a record that we all believe in, and it’s nice to have a team behind us, for the first time, that also believes in ‘Top Ten’. This is the best thing we could come up with. It’s my top ten songs I could write.”
Doylestown, Pa., rockers Circa Survive will embark on a tour beginning this January to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of their sophomore album On Letting Go. The band will be accompanied by Philadelphia indie/experimental group mewithoutYou and Virginia Beach pop punks Turnover. Check out the tour dates below.
Along with the tour announcement, Circa Survive detailed the release of a deluxe version of On Letting Go via Equal Vision Records in early 2017. The album will be available in multiple formats on their merchandise website found here.
On Letting Go was originally released May 28, 2007 on Equal Vision Records.
In regards to the deluxe release, Circa Survive vocalist Anthony Green commented:
“So many moments on that record personified what Circa Survive was starting to become. I’m really excited to revisit that with all of the knowledge we’ve been able to pick up since. It was a wild time in my life and it’s kind of an escape for me now to go back to that and celebrate it!”
Minnesota-born indie rock singer/songwriter David Dondero recently released his new EP titled With Love on Nov. 4, 2016 via Total Treble, in partnership with INgrooves.
Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! recorded the album in 2012, and an idea to release it via her label came earlier this year.
In regards to how the release came about, Dondero said:
“It was a happy accident. I just came in, checked out the studio and she was like, ‘You wanna play a couple songs?’ So I played these songs then had to go onto Orlando, and that was that. We ended up recording all six songs in just about an hour. I think we did them all in one take and then they were shelved when the studio closed after being crushed by a falling tree.”
“I’m really thankful she’s putting this out. I like the songs better with no revision to the lyrics and I was surprised how good the recording sounded. It’s more truthful to the original idea. I like what we did to them on This Guitar, too, but the original versions I think are a little more to the heart.”
The album is available here.
Hardcore punks from Albany, N.Y., After The Fall announced their upcoming greatest hits album titled Recollection available on Oct. 28, 2016 through Bird Attack Records. The LP features the band’s and fans’ favorite songs from records released between 2000 to 2010 such as Eradication, Fort Orange, Everything, Collar City and FETD.
Pre-order for Recollection is available via Bandcamp for the 12-inch vinyl, CD and digital release, along with the stream of three tracks.
After The Fall will embark on a short tour starting next week. Check out the dates below.
Based in Salt Lake City Utah, hardcore protest four-piece Run Into The Sun featuring Matt Mascarenas (Heartless Breakers/Daytrader) are officially announcing their formation with the release of their first single titled Your Badge Is A Burning Cross. Listen to the new song here.
In regards to the new single, the band commented:
It’s no secret that our country struggles against systematic racism in so many ways. It pisses us off, and millions more, that good people remain silent about this: politicians, employers, police officers. These people see injustice and feel the hurt it bears, but fear the repercussions of speaking out against it. “Your Badge Is A Burning Cross” is a call out, specifically to police officers who refuse pull the card on the cowardly, racist thugs they call friends. But in truth, it goes out to anyone who observes injustice and looks the other way. What will you tell your children? Their children? Which side of history will you are you on right now?
Your Badge Is A Burning Cross will be found on the band’s upcoming EP, The Spark, set for release on Nov. 11, 2016.
Santa Clarita, Calif., punks Moonraker are streaming their new full-length album titled Fail Better at Punknews. Listen to the album in its entirety here, and check out the track listing below.
Fail Better recently debuted on Oct. 14 via Felony Records. The album follows the band’s 2014 EP String Theory.
In regards to Fail Better, drummer David Green said:
“We put everything we had into this record. We played until there was blood on our strings and drum heads. We sang and we yelled until we didn’t have voices. We stayed up recording into the late hours of the night after going all day until we were so tired it probably wasn’t safe to drive home. We wrote about some of the biggest hardships we’ve ever had to face. We captured the nothingness of feeling unfulfilled at a job you hate or the rejection of being let go from the same job you didn’t even like, but sorely needed. The songs are a catharsis for personal vendettas with everyone around you, and the crushing realization that none of these vendettas are reciprocated; no one’s against you, they’re just not thinking about you.
After a year of extreme jealousy and indifference, watching close friends do great things while we questioned what we were even trying to accomplish, we were able to make something we were extremely proud of. This album is a conversation with yourself in the mirror. It’s trying to explain your actions and defend yourself to yourself. Maybe your actions don’t need to be defended. Maybe you don’t need to prove anything. Maybe you don’t need to be jealous. Maybe your reflection doesn’t know what he’s talking about. Maybe it’s fine that we’re not the golden boys, ‘cause we’re the bronze boys. ‘Cause when you land on your feet, you break both your ankles and when you’re not under the microscope, no one can see you sweating.”
Pop punks from Walnut Creek, Calif., The Story So Far premiered a music video for Nerve. Watch the video here.
Nerve is the seventh track off the band’s latest self-titled, full-length album released on May 18, 2015 via Pure Noise Records.
The Story So Far will head out on a fall tour at the end of this month with Good Charlotte, Set Your Goals, Four Year Strong and Hit The Lights. Check out the dates below.
Hailing from Portland, Ore., post hardcore outfit Dowager announced the release of their second EP and are streaming the first track. The forthcoming EP Title Track will debut on Nov. 25, 2016 via Standard Brickhouse Records. Pre-order for the album is available here.
Sleep Paralysis, the first song off Title Track, premiered on Stereogum on Oct. 7. Listen to it here.
Michael Tolan’s (Six Parts Seven) project Talons’ premiered a music video for the song Rustic Bullshit (Goodbye Portage Path) at Stereogum. Watch the video here.
The song is off Talons’ reissued album Rustic Bullshit, which was re-released in celebration of its 10-year anniversary on July 15, 2016 via Broken Circles. Track listing for Rustic Bullshit may be found below.
Longstanding rockers from New York, Taking Back Sunday, announced a series of intimate club tour dates this fall in celebration of their upcoming album. You Blew It! will tour in direct support of the band, with a couple appearances from Loose Talk, and Mammoth Indigo as the opening act. Check out the tour dates below.
“Our idea is to go to the smallest clubs we can go to,” TBS vocalist Adam Lazzara said.
Lazzara also commented:
“We’d like to debut this record as honestly as we can and what better way to do that in a small club? Outside of a week there in the middle, it’s a two band bill, so we’re going to have to play for a long time.”
Taking Back Sunday’s upcoming album Tidal Wave will release on Sept. 16, 2016 via Hopeless Records. This forthcoming release serves as the band’s seventh album following Happiness Is…, which debuted in 2014.
Mikey Erg, best known for being a member of New Jersey punk band The Ergs!, is streaming a song from his upcoming debut solo album at A.V. Club. Listen to Comme Si About Me here.
The song will be found on Mikey Erg‘s upcoming album titled Tentative Decisions which is set to release on June 24, 2016 via Don Giovanni Records.
In regards to his new album, Mikey Erg said:
“Most of the songs were written in the latter half of the last year. It came together pretty quickly which I love. Everything about the record fell into place totally organically.”
New Bedford, Mass., rock band Half Hearted Hero are streaming a song off their latest album at Substream Magazine. Listen to Invisible City here.
Invisible City is from Half Hearted Hero’s recently released record titled Isn’t Real which debuted on May 27, 2016 via Animal Style Records. The record follows the band’s 2013 release titled Whatever.
FEST in Gainesville, Fla., is kicking off their 15th anniversary festival on Oct. 28 to 30, with a pre-FEST in Ybor, Fla., from Oct. 26 to 27, 2016. Check out the second wave of bands announced below, including New Brunswick, N.J., punks The Ergs! back for a reunion show.
When asked why the band is playing FEST 15, The Ergs! said:
“We thought it would be a good idea to play one more time while people still vaguely remember our dumb band, and before we are too old and decrepit to justify having an exclamation point for a logo.”
Orange County, Calif., rockers Thrice released a music video for Black Honey, a song off their new album titled To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere. Watch the video here.
To Be Everywhere Is To Be Nowhere debuted on May 27, 2016 via Vagrant Records/BMG.
In support of their recent album, Thrice is currently on tour. Check out the dates below.
U.K. label Disconnect Disconnect Records and U.S.-based 7-10 Split Records teamed up to stream a Sketchy/Burnt Tapes split EP. Listen to the new music here.
Brooklyn, N.Y., punks Sketchy debuted their first full-length album titled I Wanted This To Go Different in 2015. The band is looking forward to a string of festival shows this summer. London punk rockers The Burnt Tapes released Wasted History, the band’s first EP, in 2014 and have since toured through the U.K. and Europe.
Legendary punk trio from Bremerton, Wash., MxPx’s new song Calm My Craze is available for a limited time free download on Indie Vision Music’s Bandcamp. Download the song, free until June 7, here.
Calm My Craze was recorded as part of the Left Coast Live album and video that was recently released to fans who purchased it in advance.
A Day To Remember, hardcore act from Ocala, Fla., announced they will head out on an arena tour this summer in support of punk legends Blink-182, along with All American Rejects, All Time Low and DJ Spider. Check out the tour dates below.
Blink-182 recently released a lyric video for their new single Bored To Death. The single is off the band’s upcoming album titled California which will be available on July 1. Pre-order is available here.
A Day To Remember are currently playing a string of shows including an appearance at Amnesia Rockfest leading up to the tour with Blink-182. Dates for these shows follow.
May 17: Uptown Theater – Kansas City, MO
May 18: Limelight Eventplex – Peoria, IL
May 20: Rock on the Range – Columbus, OH
May 21: Rock ‘N Derby – Schaghticoke, NY
June 24: Amnesia Rockfest – Montebello, QC
Los Angeles’ Say Anything and Philadelphia’s mewithoutYOU covered each other’s songs and are releasing a limited edition, tour-only 7-inch vinyl. Listen to Torches Apart (Say Anything) and Cleo’s Ferry Cemetery (mewithoutYOU) currently streaming here.
The emo/post hardcore bands recently began touring with Teen Suicide and Museum Mouth. Purchase of the new swap is only available at the shows. Check out the remaining tour dates here.
On behalf of the cover Say Anything frontman Max Bemis said:
“This was the first song I ever heard or fell in love with recorded by my friends in mewithoutYou. Getting to know Aaron, along with my admiration for his lyrics and the way he lives his life growing over the years, has made him a sort of philosophical idol of mine. However, I often see myself as too flawed and messed up to measure up (Aaron, always humble, wouldn’t agree.) I altered the song to imprint my tendency towards cynicism and self destruction as a comment on how beautiful and inspiring the original is. Just call it the ‘Bum Out Remix’.”
mewithoutYOU’s Aaron Weiss shared:
“The original version of Cemetery embodies what I love about Say Anything: vividly corporal, emotionally confrontational, self-deprecating, brutally honest, cynical/dark while weirdly hopeful, etc. He sings way better than I can, so why bother covering his song outright?, better to do something our own, even if it’s inferior, at least it’s not only inferior. Cobbling together lines of Max’s, lines of mine, a Morrissey lyric, it’s harder to know who gets credit if it turns out well, who’s to blame if it fails, probably accounting for the somewhat-less-anxiety-ridden-than-usual song production process. All this plus we can recommend a visit to Cleo’s Ferry Museum in Melba, Idaho—a partial cure-place, I think, for what ails ‘people’ like me and Max.”