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Silverstein

Dead Reflection

Rise Records / New Damage Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Silverstein have now been with us for 17 years, despite the passing of the years this is a band that always retained their commitment to the spirit of their punk and hardcore roots, and now they have released their eighth full length, Dead Reflection, which came out on the 14th July via Rise Records and New Damage Records. Their latest release follows on from 2015’s I Am Alive In Everything I Touch and Dead Reflection is an album that indicates that Silverstein still have plenty of life left in them, despite approaching the end of their second decade together.

Last Looks kicks things off in full blooded post hardcore rush that continues throughout Dead Reflection, but this isn’t just an relentless assault, the album contains melody that is perfectly balanced against the intense and brooding soundtrack. Tracks such as the heartfelt Mirror Box, Secret’s Safe and the tortured closer Wake Up bring the pace down, whilst The Afterglow take things closer to their roots, but for the most part Dead Reflection is an authentic album of modern post hardcore that demonstrates that Silverstein aren’t content to carry on recreating the past and are determined to continue pressing forward.

Dead Reflection is an album that’s informed by personal loss and it carries a very real sense of darkness and isolation, but having said that it is not an album that allows itself to wallow in self pity and self doubt, Silverstein‘s latest album comes across as a redemptive and cathartic release that is written from a deeply personal perspective, and despite the dark subject matter it feels like this an album that has given the band a new lease of life. For those who already love Silverstein this will be an essential release, and for me Dead Reflection seems to be a positive and logical step forward for the band.

You can order Dead Reflection via Rise Records (US) here and New Damage Records (CAN) here

Mobina Galore Announce US Tour

Mobina Galore US Tour June 17Winnipeg punk powerhouse duo, Mobina Galore, have already had a big 2017 with the release of their explosive new full length, Feeling Disconnected, on New Damage Records, plus nearly non stop touring across North America and Europe. Now Mobina Galore has announced yet another massive run of North American tour dates for the summer

The Punk Site Review of Feeling Disconnected is here and the LP can purchased and streamed here

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Mobina Galore Release Video For ‘Suffer’

Mobina Galore Feeling DisconnectedWinnipeg punk powerhouse duo, Mobina Galore, have already had a big 2017 with the release of their new full length, Feeling Disconnected, plus nearly non-stop touring with the likes of Against Me! and Milk Teeth. Now Mobina Galore have released a music video for Suffer, one of the razor sharp blasts of melodic punk from Feeling Disconnected

Feeling Disconnected is available digitally here and physically here

The Punk Site review of Feeling Disconnected can be found here

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Mobina Galore Feeling Disconnected

Mobina Galore

Feeling Disconnected

New Damage Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

Mobina Galore are a Canadian duo made up of guitarist and vocalist Jenna Preistner and drummer Marcia Hanson, they have recently released their sophomore album, Feeling Disconnected, via New Damage Records, this follows on from their 2014 debut full length, Cities Away. Feeling Disconnected is something of a loose concept album, the album is centred around around a theme of detachment, from being far from friends and family due to heavy touring, to being cut off in an often overlooked hometown and even dealing with the isolation of being an female duo in a male dominated scene.

Feeling Disconnected kicks things off with Start All Over, this is as solid a slice of intense pissed off punk rock as you’ll hear in 2017, the whole album is a cathartic blast from start to end. It channels all the hard edged elements of punk rock into it’s ten tracks, from the old school punk rock of Going Out Alone, through the intense hardcore influenced Spend My Day and onto the triumphant Better Days. There’s even a hidden track that follows on at the end of the album, a track which I’ve decided is called The Fourth Of July, as that is main theme from the track, but also as this album is an exorcising of past trauma, it means that, to paraphrase a well known movie, this is their Independence Day.

Feeling Disconnected is an album centred around being an outsider and that sense of otherness that belonging to a subculture can sometimes cause, but as I can testify it’s not necessarily a bad thing in the long term, and in the case of this album its definitely a positive. Whilst some let a sensation of detachment drag them down, Mobina Galore seem to be positively fuelled by it, Feeling Disconnected has built from the promise shown on the teaser EP, Singles And B-Sides, that was released last year. Mobina Galore have delivered an album that doesn’t disappoint on any level, it is a raw and heartfelt punk rock album, and if you’re not familiar with this Canadian duo, then you really should rectify that.

Mobina Galore‘s website can be located here and New Damage Records web presence can be found here

Feeling Disconnected can be purchased here

Mobina Galore Release New Album ‘Feeling Disconnected’ Today

Mobina Galore Feeling DisconnectedWinnipeg punk powerhouse duo, Mobina Galore, are releasing their furious new full length, Feeling Disconnected, today via New Damage Records, to celebrate, the band has released a full stream of the album via Brooklyn Vegan. Mobina Galore also have a lengthy run of North American tour dates to coincide with the release of Feeling Disconnected, including a run of shows supporting Against Me!, as well as an appearance at Punk Rock Bowling

You can stream Feeling Disconnected via Brooklyn Vegan here

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Mobina Galore Announce Pre-Orders For ‘Feeling Disconnected’

Mobina Galore Feeling DisconnectedWinnipeg’s resident punk rock powerhouse, Mobina Galore, have announced pre-orders for their volatile new album, Feeling Disconnected, that is due out on February 24th via New Damage Records. The formidable duo of Jenna Priestner (guitar/vocals) and Marcia Hanson (drums/back up vocals) have found the perfect balance of aggression and hooks on Feeling Disconnected

You can stream the track Going Out Alone, that is taken from the album, here

Feeling Disconnected can be pre-ordered here

Mobina Galore Stream ‘Going Out Alone’ From Upcoming LP

Mobina Galore Feeling DisconnectedWinnipeg’s resident punk rock powerhouse, Mobina Galore, have announced their volatile new album, Feeling Disconnected, due out February 24th via New Damage Records, with pre-orders available from February 10th. On Feeling Disconnected, the formidable duo of Jenna Priestner (guitar/vocals) and Marcia Hanson (drums/back up vocals) have found the perfect balance of aggression and hooks, a feat perfectly exemplified in their debut single, Going Out Alone.

Mobina Galore will be on tour with Against Me! In February and March

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Mobina Galore Release Video From ‘Singles And B Sides’ EP

mobina-galore-sabsWinnipeg punk duo, Mobina Galore, have announce their upcoming Singles & B-sides EP, due out December 2nd via New Damage Records. To celebrate the announcement, the band have released a new music video for the EP’s fuzz-drenched lead track, Spend My Day. The song perfectly captures Mobina Galore‘s knack for sharpening a tune to it’s aggressive core while always maintaining an impressive sense of melody. To support the release, Mobina Galore embark on a lengthy UK and European tour with Against Me! and Milk Teeth, starting in December. 

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Sparrows

Let The Silence Stay Where It Was

New Damage Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Toronto’s spaced out post punks Sparrows released their sophomore album, Let The Silence Stay Where It Was, via New Damage Records earlier this month, once more they have teamed up with their longtime collaborator, Kenny Bridges of Canadian melodic punk outfit Moneen, who has taken the helm on producing the album. Let the Silence Stay Where It Was is Sparrows first release on New Damage Records and it follows on from their impressive 2013 debut album Cold Ground.

Let The Silence Stay Where It Was opens with the atmospheric and intense number Three Four Two Five, Three Four Two Five, the track ebbs and flows but all the while maintaining the intensity. The track leads into the sinister The Written Rules Of Choking that carries a dark cathartic element, this theme is continued with Carrying On With A Modern Lifestyle. The single Cave Eater makes a welcome appearance and raises the tempo of the album whilst still carrying a hefty cloud of darkness on it’s back. This is an album that carries all the aggression and abrasiveness you’d expect from Sparrows but it’s the delivery that raises this above the majority of post hardcore bands. Let The Silence Stay Where It Was is an album that has seen Sparrows retain the signature sound that was established on the debut album, but they have refined their approach, the combination of crushing post hardcore riffs, which are juxtaposed against almost tranquil elements in their songs, mean that this is an album that never strays into being repetitive.

Each track on Let The Silence Stay Where It Was carries it’s own character, and this is something that sets them apart from the majority of bands in the post hardcore genre. Sparrows have been building a solid reputation, both live and in the studio, and following the release of Let The Silence Stay Where It Was they will be returning to their frenetic touring schedule. This is band that subtly delivers the aggression of hardcore, and however you look at it that is an achievement.

Let The Silence Stay Where It Was can be ordered ,and their tour dates can be viewed, here

Sparrows – Three Four Two, Three Four Two Five

SparrowsToronto-based post-punk/hardcore outfit Sparrows has announced details for their sophomore full-length.  The disc will be titled Let the Silence Stay Where it Was and is due out on October 14, 2016 via New Damage Records.  The album was produced by engineer/producer Kenny Bridges (Moneen).

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Three Four Two Five, Three Four Two Five,” which can be heard here.

Sparrows Announce New Album via New Damage Records

Sparrows  LTSSWIWToronto-based, spaced-out, post-punk/hardcore outfit Sparrows, will release their sophomore full-length, Let the Silence Stay Where it Was, via New Damage Records on October 14. On the new LP, the band has teamed up with longtime collaborator, engineer/producer Kenny Bridges, front man of seminal Canadian melodic punk outfit Moneen. The album was preceded by the release of a single which came out earlier this month that included the song Cave Eater, and a cover of Failure‘s Sergeant Politeness.

Cave Eater can be ordered via iTunes, pre-orders for the album will launch on September 9th.

The video for Cave Eater can now be viewed below

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New Damage Records Offers Free Summer Sampler

New Damage RecordsToronto-based music label New Damage Records has released their annual summer sampler for free download here.  Bands include Counterparts, Cancer Bats, Northlane, Silverstein, and Dead Tired, to name a few.
 
Track listing is below.

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Youth Decay - The Party's Over

Youth Decay

The Party's Over

New Damage Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

When seasoned musicians start a new band, you’re never quite sure about what’ll happen. In this case Youth Decay made a record that transcends genres and sets a pretty high bar. The band’s impressive line-up which might have something to do with that. Stu Mckillop (Daggermouth/Aspirations) on vocals,  Dana Edwards (Carpenter) on bass, Loren Legare (Living With Lions) on drums and finally with both Stu Ross and Benjamin Gibbs (Comeback Kid/Living With Lionsthe Grave Life) on guitar.

The Party’s Over, the first full length of Youth Decay,  is a solid album filled with melodic, fast and angry punk rock. In my book, that’s always a winning combination. Opening track Balance exemplifies the strength of this band and grabs you by the throat from the start. It combines a poppy chorus with heavy guitar parts. Hysteria is another song that has all the elements that make me love this album: trenchant guitar riffs, epic sing a long vocals and a hard as nails overall sound.

Little Winnepeg has got the be the hit single on The Party’s Over. It’s catchy and anthemic, and reminds of some of Strike Anywhere‘s best songs. Making The Party’s Over the album’s title track is an interesting choice. It’s the song you would put in a set list to catch a breath, and much slower compared to the other songs on the album. Think Frank Carter acoustic. Pot vs. Kettle and Slow Clap are straight up hardcore tunes.

This album has some excellent songs and explores the boundaries of hardcore, punk rock and pop punk which makes it hard to put it under just one of those labels. There are bands doing similar things of course but not quite the same. It’s hard to please everyone when you make a record that touches so many bases, but Youth Decay did a hell of a job convincing me. Check out The Party’s Over and I’m sure you will be too.

Full Album Stream: Youth Decay – ‘The Party’s Over’

Youth DecayVancouver punks Youth Decay are streaming their first full-length record, The Party’s Over, due out November 6, 2015 on New Damage Records. The band’s members are no stranger to the Canadian punk scene, with the band’s roster including Stuart Ross (Comeback Kid, ex-Living With Lions, ex-Misery Signals and Lowtalker), Benjamin Gibbs (The Grave Life), Dana Edwards (Carpenter), Loren Legare (Living With Lions) and Stu Mckillop (ex-Daggermouth, Aspirations).
 
Check out the full album stream here, thanks to the good folks over at AltPress.
 
Seaway

Seaway

Colour Blind

New Damage/ Pure Noise Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

With the release of their second full-length, Seaway is attempting to build upon the momentum they found with the recent release of their EP and some high profile tours in the U.S. and overseas with other rapidly rising bands on the scene, including fellow pop punkers, Neck Deep. Their debut, Hoser, was a tidy collection of catchy anthems with frustratingly poor production, but their EP All in My Head showed exceptional growth and gave insight to their potential. While Canadian bands have traditionally struggled to break through outside of the country, the increased exposure given to the band with their signing to Pure Noise Records in the U.S. coupled with relentless touring over the past couple of years has helped to launch the group to the forefront of the modern pop punk scene.

On their second full-length, the guys expand their sound in subtle ways, while still remaining true to their pop punk roots. There are echoes of emo that starts off lead track “Slam.”  The decision to lead with this song shows that they are willing to take chances with their sound, which is important. Too many bands in the genre stagnate early in their career and keep reproducing the same songs as if they were the pop punk AC/DC, which is something we could all do without. There are straightforward pop punk songs that fans of their debut will love, full of catchy choruses and teenage angst, but there is more variation as a whole. Dual vocalists add depth to the sound. Comparisons to New Found Glory are especially relevant when listening to the whiny vocals of Patrick Carleton , but the gravel-throated singing of Ryan Locke prevents them from being a knockoff like many of their peers, adding a Living With Lions vibe to some songs, which is as high of a compliment as can be given to a modern pop punk band. 

The songs still have a youthful energy that fans will expect from the band who made the hilariously corny Seaboiz video, but despite the obvious similarity of that video to Blink-182’s “All the Small Things” they reign in the juvenile humour and skip the idiotic dick jokes. The lyrics are occasionally a little cringeworthy, such as “I’ve got this funny feeling that you’ve got this funny feeling” (Best Mistake) or “So maybe I’m a freak, but you freak me out” (Freak). Overall, though, the guys deftly express the ups and downs of growing up. On “Stubborn Love,” the guys tackle a broken heart with plenty of melody, singing “Cause tonight your hair falls around your ears and it makes me want to stay, but I’m keeping at a distance for all the decisions that I’ve made” before the protagonist quietly slips out the back door. The song has a nostalgic tone that looks at both sides of a breakup, accepting that it is over while feelings still linger. It is one of the points where the band show how far they have come from the goofy songs on Hoser. They look at relationships from a different perspective on “Airhead” discussing a common problem for touring musicians as the guys trade off lines like “Being lonely is different than being alone, Like when you call and nobody picks up the phone.” It has a hopeful tone, showing some emotional maturity, as he admits to occasionally being a “fucking airhead” which shows how much the person the song is directed at loves and accepts him, faults and all. Those who fell in love with the band recently will be happy to hear “Growing Stale” which sounds very similar to “Your Best Friend.” The similarity is intentional, as the guys reprise the line “don’t you go crying now,” tying the tracks together. On “Day She Left,” Locke’s rough-edged vocals really stand out, as the band picks up the tempo for their strongest track on the album. Carleton channels Patrick Stump with his smooth vocals, which nicely contrast Locke’s.

In a very short career, Seaway has managed to grow as musicians efficiently. There is no denying that Colour Blind is a huge leap forward from Hoser, but the guys still manage to retain their youthful energy. It is refreshing to see a Canadian group getting recognition down South and overseas. Hopefully, this will open the doors for some of our other high-quality bands. For now, it is nice to see someone filling the void that Living With Lions left when they slowed down. 

Seaway – Trick

SeawayCanadian pop-punks Seaway have premiered a new song.  The song is titled “Trick” and will appear on their sophomore full length.  The album will be titled Colour Blind and is due out on October 23, 2015 via New Damage Records.  

Check out the new song below.

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Seaway – Growing Stale

SeawayCanadian pop-punks Seaway have premiered a new song.  The song is titled “Growing Stale” and will appear on their sophomore full length.  The album will be titled Colour Blind and is due out on October 23, 2015 via New Damage Records.  

Watch the video below.

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Youth Decay – Hysteria

Youth DecayVancouver punk rock outfit Youth Decay has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Hysteria” and will appear on the band’s first full-length record, The Party’s Over, due out November 6, 2015 on New Damage Records.
 
Listen to the song below.
 
The band’s members are no stranger to the Canadian punk scene, with the band’s roster including Stuart Ross (Comeback Kid, ex-Living With Lions, ex-Misery Signals and Lowtalker), Benjamin Gibbs (The Grave Life), Dana Edwards (Carpenter), Loren Legare (Living With Lions) and Stu Mckillop (ex-Daggermouth, Aspirations).

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Seaway – Airhead

SeawayCanadian pop-punks Seaway have premiered a new song.  The song is titled “Airhead” and will appear on their sophomore full length.  The album will be titled Colour Blind and is due out on October 23, 2015 via New Damage Records.  

Watch the video below.

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Youth Decay – Landslide

Youth DecayVancouver punk rock outfit Youth Decay has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Landslide” and will appear on the band’s first full-length record, The Party’s Over, due out November 6, 2015 on New Damage Records.
 
Listen to the song here courtesy PunkNews.
 
The band’s members are no stranger to the Canadian punk scene, with the band’s roster including Stuart Ross (Comeback Kid, ex-Living With Lions, ex-Misery Signals and Lowtalker), Benjamin Gibbs (The Grave Life), Dana Edwards (Carpenter), Loren Legare (Living With Lions) and Stu Mckillop (ex-Daggermouth, Aspirations).

Seaway – Best Mistake

SeawayCanadian pop-punks Seaway has premiered a new track.  The song is titled “Best Mistake” and will appear on their sophomore full length. Guitarist Andrew Eichinger comments on the tune:

“The idea for Best Mistake originally came from a deep cut demo that didn’t make “All In My Head” but that we still really liked. We re-worked it a ton and completely turned the song around into one of our favourite songs to date. The song is about the events surrounding an instance where you  find or stumble upon someone almost by mistake but then ultimately realize that it was never really a mistake at all and actually a perfect situation.”

The album will be titled Colour Blind and is due out on October 23, 2015 via New Damage Records.  

 

Youth Decay – Balance

Youth DecayVancouver punk rock outfit Youth Decay has unveiled a new lyric video.  The video features the song “Balance” which is set to appear on the band’s first full-length record, due out on New Damage Records later this fall.  Band member Ross Stuart comments:
“We’re very excited about the upcoming release of our first full length LP… A lot of blood, sweat and beers went into the making it happen. We’re really proud of how the album came together, we we’re very focused on defining our sound. We feel that we successfully found a balance that encompasses not just aggression, but also positive energy that most fans of punk and hard core enjoy. The lyrics are mostly written about the personal experiences of each member of the band, but we expect them to be relatable to the listener. We look forward to getting out on the road and playing these songs live!”
The band’s members are no stranger to the Canadian punk scene, with the band’s roster including Stuart Ross (Comeback Kid, ex-Living With Lions, ex-Misery Signals and Lowtalker), Benjamin Gibbs (The Grave Life), Dana Edwards (Carpenter), Loren Legare (Living With Lions) and Stu Mckillop (ex-Daggermouth, Aspirations).

Sparrows Stream New EP

SparrowsToronto post-hardcore band Sparrows is streaming their new EP, Dragging Hell, in its entity. The record will be released on August 28, 2015 on New Damage Records.  Preorders are available on iTunes. Sparrows’ guitarist/vocalist Dan Thomson elaborates:
 
“I’d be lying to say I wasn’t nervous to finally have people’s ears on Dragging Hell, but I’m also really excited to see how these new songs hit people,” It’s almost like being able to rid myself of the demons that were a part of making this record, and move on to the excitement of playing them live.”
Be sure to listen to the new disc here courtesy Substream Magazine.
 
 

Seaway Announces New Album; Premieres First Track

SeawayCanadian pop-punks Seaway has announced plans for their sophomore full length.  The album will be titled Colour Blind and is due out on October 23, 2015 via New Damage Records.  

Coinciding with the announcement, Seaway has premiered the music video for the new song “Freak.”  Vocalist Ryan Locke comments on the new tune:

“While recording Colour Blind, we as a band agreed that “Freak” should be the first song released to the masses… It embodies the fun, playful feel that we were going for when writing and recording the album. “Freak” is about being an outcast and a weirdo, but being completely okay with it. The video accompanying the song is archived footage that our friend Miguel Barbosa of YEAH! Films fame shot during our high school years. Back then we would run a muck of parties that we snuck into because we were too weird to be invited to. Outcasts of the world, don’t be afraid to let your freak flag fly.”

Watch it below.

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Safe To Say

Safe To Say

Hiding Games

SideOneDummy Records/New Damage Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

When a press release spits out likenesses to At The Drive In, Brand New and Crime In Stereo, you have my undivided attention.  But you better make good on the promise.  From experience, such assertions end up setting the bar too high and most often lead to undue disappointment.  So when SideOneDummy Records trumpeted the signing of Ontario post-hardcore band, Safe To Say, referencing all of the above and more, all sorts of red flags and alarms went off in my head.  Of course there was still that nagging sense that this time could be different, but my defenses were up.

I’ve never been happier to be dead wrong. 

Safe To Say is one of the few bands that are truly cut from the same cloth as At The Drive In, Brand New and Crime In Stereo.  Not just mirroring sonic similarities, but communicating an understanding that transcends mere mimicry, Safe To Say’s debut EP, Hiding Games, feels as if the quartet has been in the post-hardcore business for years.

Right from the opening notes, the band taps into a haunting essence sure to send chills down your spine.  “Summer Sickness” offers a directness that doesn’t shy away from Brand New-esque bass distortion and a crawling, eerie rhythm with Jesse Lacey style near-whispers.  From this dark stylistic descent next rises “Bracelets” shining highs.  Propelled by harsh guitars that take a nod from Crime In Stereo, the band soars intensely on the wings of Grad Garcia’s agonizing vocals.  Striking lyrics quickly reveal themselves as a rallying point for Safe To Say’s ominous soundscapes. “I want to hurt all the ones I love,” chimes Garcia as the duality of “When I’m Not Here’s” dark menacing passages and big gut wrenching cries erupt in a volley of explosive guitars.  “Near Enough” ends the disc on a slightly grungy note (Superheaven), that artfully balances heavy and light elements.

But “Lull (Heaven Knows)” stands as defining highlight.  Played with skeletal simplicity, the eerie, deadpan deliverance of the line, “Tell me did you kill your friends, poison them like I did,” sends shockwaves in its minimalism.  The isolating, soft-speak moves between singular, echoing guitar and hollow percussion via drummer JJ.  The later addition of a lone piano bridge fits for dramatic effect, exacerbating further lines like “hell’s digging a grave in my head.”  “Lull (Heaven Knows)” is a fulfillingly vacant track that nails the sense of hopelessness that Brand New has built their career from.

Only “Zoey” makes me question Safe To Say’s potential.  The track sticks out like a sore thumb against the myriad of complexities composing Hiding Games.  It doesn’t sound “bad,” just really typical of the genre – lacking creative tempo, song structure and vocals of its brethren.

SideOneDummy Records did good on signing Safe To Say.  Hiding Games is a fantastic introduction to what is one of the most genuine up and coming post-hardcore acts around.  With this kind of first impression, Safe To Say have their work cut out ahead of them, but if Hiding Games is any indication, they’re more than up for the challenge.

Cardinals Pride Sign With New Damage Records, Announce EP

Cardinals-Pride-PromosQuebec City based metalcore band Cardinals Pride have signed on with New Damage Records. Their first release for the new label will be an EP titled Those People Never Die, due to drop on September 4th. Ahead of the street date, the band have teamed up with Revolver to stream EP’s lead single Refracted.

Vocalist Alexis Pare has said this about the track and signing on with New Damage Records:

“Refracted is one of the heaviest song we’ve ever written…we wanted that song to sound like a ton of bricks from start to finish without a break and I think we’ve achieved our goal. We chose to release “Refracted” first because we felt like it shows what a typical Cardinals Pride song offers…Refracted is basically about being uncomfortable with the vision other people may have of your own future.”

“We are beyond excited to join the New Damage Records family…they are incredibly hardworking people and it feels good to have the support of such a great team. Also, their roster is filled with amazing bands and it’s a nice feeling to see our name next to theirs. We are looking forward to see where this partnership will lead us.”

Check out the stream of Refracted  and the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

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Sparrows Announce EP, Stream New Track

SparrowsCanadian post-hardcore rockers Sparrows have announced their new EP, Dragging Hell will be released on August 28th via New Damage Records. Ahead of the official street date, the band are streaming one of the EP’s tracks, References To The Dead. Dan Thomson, the band’s guitarist and vocalist has said this about the EP:

“Dragging Hell has been a long time coming for us…And it’s almost a relief to have these songs coming out, in the best way possible. The time that surrounded the writing of these songs was one of the darkest times in my life, and it definitely comes out in the songs, both lyrically and musically.”

Check out the stream of References To The Dead here and you can check out the band’s upcoming tour dates below.

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Safe To Say – Braclet

Safe To SayToronto post-punk band Safe To Say has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Braclets” and is from their upcoming SideOneDummy Records debut, Hiding Games, which will be available to pre-order via iTunes on Friday July 17 and at all digital retailers on Friday July 31 via New Damage Records in Canada and SideOneDummy everywhere else.

Listen to the song here courtesy RockSound.

Safe To Say Joins SideOneDummy Records

Safe To SayToronto post-punk band Safe To Say has signed on with SideOneDummy Records for the release fo their new EP.  The EP will be titled Hiding Games and will be available to pre-order via iTunes on Friday July 17 and at all digital retailers on Friday July 31 via New Damage Records in Canada and SideOneDummy everywhere else.

AltPress is streaming the full disc in advance, which can be heard here.

Video: Cancer Bats – Devil’s Blood

Cancer Bats - New Damage RecordsCanadian hardcore favourites Cancer Bats have premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Devil’s Blood,” which is from their new album, Searching For Zero, released earlier this month on New Damage Records.

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Video: Cancer Bats – True Zero

Cancer Bats - New Damage RecordsCanadian hardcore favourites Cancer Bats have premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “True Zero,” which is set to appear on their upcoming new album, Searching For Zero, due out in March 10, 2015 on New Damage Records.

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