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Movements Stream Debut Full Length In Full

MovementsAlt/punk act Movements has premiered a full stream of their freshly dropped full length, Feel Something, which was released last week on October 20, 2017 via Fearless Records.

Listen to the full disc below.  Check out our review here.

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Movements

Movements

Feel Something

Fearless Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Fearless Records has been pushing California post-hardcore emo quartet Movements quite heavily on the lead up to the release of their debut full length, Feel Something.  Various press folks followed up on the album on multiple occasions until they finally wore me down and I thought, “hey, maybe there’s something this whole Movements things.”  So Feel Something made the next migration to my review playlist and I gave it a spin. I was shocked.  It’s been quite awhile since a band has so effortlessly wowed me with this type of pop infused emo, but Feel Something is of a calibur unto its own.

The band feels in complete control of their temperment, never once coming across as anything but pointed and sincere.  Vocalist Patrick Miranda demonstrates a fine range of control across opener “Full Circle.”  Starting with a low and carefully managed tone that draws parallels to calm talkers The American Scene, listeners are welcomed with reassurance that Movements will make Feel Something a carefully paced endeavour.  By the time the first chorus hits, likenesses to The Early November and Transit percolate through Miranda’s pitchy delivery.  That combination alone would have been enough for a solid debut, but suddenly and without warning Miranda unleashes a melodic, spoken-word monologue that feels like a more subdued take on The Saddest Landscape.  Miranda’s calm delivery of such  an underrated and underutilized style is second to none, and his adjustment between all three is fluid and complimentary.  He’s no jack of all trades, but rather a master of many.

Movements doesn’t fall into any particularly predictable pattern, which works to the quartet’s advantage. Take “Colorblind,” which primarily hovers around Taking Back Sunday/Senses Fail leaning alternative pop-punk, and contrast it with the hushed, mellow intonation of “Daylily.”  Even in “Deadly Dull,” when Miranda returns to his spoken-word style, the execution is entirely different, this time filling the place of a mid-song bridge that retreats to a place of sullen melodic vocals and the chillingly expressive chorus call, “What’s it like to be erased, every time you fall asleep?”  The song’s focus on late-life brain disease (presumably dementia/alzheimers) is powerful, poetic, and purposeful.  “Fever Dream” bucks trends further and embarks on a strictly acoustic mission, while “Under The Gun” embraces a crunchy  bass driven post-punk volly.

Feel Something’s ease of listening and emo orientation draws an intuitive comparison to the best of the Drive Thru Records back catalogue.  In other words, this isn’t your typical Fearless Records fare – it’s both artistic and marketable.  Imagine if Brand New had started rather than ended their career in 2017 – that’s Feel This‘ potential.  Any fan of pop-punk, post-hardcore or emo would be wise to invest in Feel Something and become acquainted with Movements.  Thanks for the extra nudge press people.

Knuckle Puck Release ‘Want Me Around’ Video

Knuckle Puck SSChicago pop punkers Knuckle Puck have released a new track from their highly anticipated sophomore album Shapeshifter. Want Me Around is the latest gem, showcasing their knack for crunchy chords, muscular choruses and their ability to make every song they write stick in your head. Knuckle Puck will also embark on a fall headlining US tour in support of the new album with Movements, With Confidence and Homesafe. Rise Records will release Shapeshifter on October 13th 2017 and the album is currently available for pre-order here
 
You can view Knucklepuck‘s tour dates below

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Knuckle Puck Release ‘Double Helix’ Video

Knuckle Puck SSChicago pop punkers Knuckle Puck have released a new track and the first video from their highly anticipated sophomore album, Shapeshifter. Double Helix is a sharp, urgent punch right to the gut, complete with an explosive chorus that makes excellent use of gang vocals. Knuckle Puck will also embark on a fall headlining tour with support from Movements, With Confidence and Homesafe. Rise Records will release Shapeshifter on October 13, 2017, and the album is now available for pre-order here
 
You can view the video for Double Helix, and Knuckle Puck‘s tour dates, below

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Knuckle Puck Announce US Fall Tour

Knuckle Puck US Tour Oct 17Hot on the heels of announcing their new album Shapeshifter, the highly anticipated follow-up to their 2015 breakthrough debut Copacetic, Chicago pop punkers Knuckle Puck have announced a fall headlining tour with support from Movements, With Confidence and Homesafe. Rise Records will release Shapeshifter on October 13th 2017 and the band released Gone, the first single from the new album, last week on their website. 
 
Shapeshifter is currently available for pre-order through Rise Records here
 
You can view a trailer for Knuckle Puck‘s tour and the band’s tour dates below

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Tiny Moving Parts Announce Fall Headline Dates

tiny-moving-parts-tour-16Minnesota’s Tiny Moving Parts have announced a slew of new headlining tour dates today, alongside their previously announced Fall tour with Touche Amore and Culture Abuse. The new dates include support from Microwave, Movements, My Iron Lung, and A Will Away. Their tight, mathy post hardcore pop punk combination shows their skills in spades, their live show is frenetic, their musical prowess is impressive and the complexity of their songs makes it difficult to believe there are only three of them onstage.

Tour dates can be viewed below and tickets will be on sale on September 23 at 12pm local time here Read More…