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Senses Fail – Gold Jacket, Green Jacket…

Senses FailLong running emo act Senses Fail has premiered a new song from their next full length.  The disc will be titled If There Is Light, It Will Find You, and is set to drop on February 16, 2018 via Pure Noise Records.  

The song “Gold Jacket, Green Jacket…” can be heard below.  Pre-orders are live.

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Reggie and the Full Effect Announce New Album; Premiere First Track

Reggie and the Full EffectPunk-rock act Reggie and the Full Effect has announced that the band will release their seventh studio album early this year.  The disc will be titled 41 and i set to drop on February 23, 2018 via Pure Noise Records. Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Karate School.”  James Dewees Comments: 
“”Karate School” is a song about a young boy in rural England. Whose parents were killed in an accident where they were playing around with dark magic. The boy is forced to live with his relatives and then he gets an invitation to dark magic school. He irresponsibly decides to go to dark magic school. Where he meets some other unfortunate kids. And they all take karate. And some ducks show up.”
Pre-orders are live.  Listen to the song below.

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Video: Seaway – London

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Pop punk band Seaway has premiered a new music video for the song “London.”  The track appeared on the latest full length, Vacation, which dropped on September 15, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. The album follows 2015’s Colour Blind. Singer Ryan Locke comments:
 “Shooting the video for London was probably the most fun we’ve had in the winter outdoors since going to igloo parties in high school. We can’t wait to be playing the new single along with many more songs from Vacation for the first time in the UK on our upcoming headliner. Joining us will be the UK’s best up-and-comers Lizzy Farr all and Woes, it’s shaping up to be a musical experience like no other!” 
Watch the video below.

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Homesafe Signs With Pure Noise Records

HomesafePure Noise Records has announced that they have signed Illinois rock band Homesafe. The band comments on their new home:
“It is great to say that we have joined the Pure Noise family. We wholeheartedly believe in their passion and support of music. We have just begun recording our first full-length record that will be released through Pure Noise Records in the Spring or Summer of 2018. Thank you to everyone for the continuous support. We can not wait for the future of this band.”
The band recently released their latest EP, Evermore, in 2016

Tours: Senses Fail / Reggie and the Full Effect / Have Mercy / Household

Senses FailLong running emo act Senses Fail will be heading on tour in support of their recently announced new full length, If There Is Light, It Will Find You, which is set to drop on February 16, 2018 via Pure Noise Records.  

The band will be touring with Reggie and the Full Effect, Have Mercy, and Household.  Pre-orders are live.  Tour dates are below.

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Video: Boston Manor – Drowned In Gold

Boston ManorBoston Manor has released a new music video for the song “Drowned In Gold.”

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Senses Fail Announces New LP; Streams First Track

Senses FailLong running emo act Senses Fail has announced plans for their next full length.  The disc will be titled If There Is Light, It Will Find You, and is set to drop on February 16, 2018 via Pure Noise Records.  

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Double Cross,” which can be heard below.  Pre-orders are live.

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Tours: Seaway / Neck Deep

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Pop punk band Seaway has announced that they will be heading on tour with Neck Deep.  The band will be postponing their “American Vacation Tour.”  The band is supporting their latest full length, Vacation, which dropped on September 15, 2017 via Pure Noise Records.
 
Tour dates are below.

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Tours: Seaway

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Pop punk band Seaway has announced that they will be heading on their ‘American Vacation’ tour.  The band is supporting their latest full length, Vacation, which dropped on September 15, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. The album follows 2015’s Colour Blind.  Vocalist Ryan Locke shares:
 
“It’s been a long time coming, but we are stoked to finally announce our first American headlining tour. It’s something we’ve wanted to do for a really long time but never really found the perfect time. With the release of our new album ‘Vacation’ we thought, what better time than now. We also couldn’t be more excited with the support we have on this tour, some great friends and amazing bands. It’s shaping up to be an amazing tour, see everyone soon!”
 
Tour dates are below.

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Seaway

Seaway

Vacation

Pure Noise Records (US) / Dine Alone Records (CAN)
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Canadian pop-punk act Seaway is already on their third full length, and while many of these youthful Hopeless and Fearless Records type pop-punk bands tend to fade away after a couple of albums and tours, the Ontario quintet continues to build momentum.  Their previous album, Colour Blind, marked a worthwhile step forward from Hoser, their rather paint-by-number debut.  Their twelve-song follow up, Vacation, continues this trend with enough tact and energy to solidify Seaway as having earned their keep and credibility as one of the better candidates to bear the pop-rock standard these days.

On the surface Vacation feels youthful and upfront – an album about taking a break from the daily grind and hitting the road.  But a closer listen reveals that the reference to a “vacation” serves more as a loose theme more like a synonym for leaving or running away.  In fact, most tracks seldom see any sunny beaches or spring break destinations.  Rather, they are written from the perspective of the ones left behind.  For instance, album opener “Apartment” is about taking a vacation from life in your living room, while “Neurotic” playfully toys with the idea of being “on the run.”  In “London” the band sings about a young woman hopping town with a year’s rent en route to England, and how they “could never move to London” because they’re “too broke.”  So while people travel throughout the record, the band stays grounded much of the time (although they do get some sun on “Lula On The Beach”).

Musically, the band continues to sound youthful and energetic without feeling juvenile.  With plenty of “na na na” embedded choruses and witty wordplay (i.e. “Scatter My Ashes On The Beach”), Seaway holds their own while conjuring thoughts of Story Of The Year, Yellowcard and New Found Glory.  The band isn’t nearly as cheesy as they were five years back, and the hooks are strategically catchy rather than bathed in excess.

Seaway offers a solid third entry into their growing discography.  Vacation is a well envisioned and executed dose of pop-punk with a little more below the surface.  While Seaway may have launched their career with surface level hooks, they continue to push forward and differentiate themselves from the pack.  If you’re looking for a quality soundtrack to your next staycation, then Seaway’s Vacation is a worthy choice.

Can’t Swim Premieres New Single

Can't SwimNew Jersey alt-rock/pop-punk band Can’t Swim have premiered a new single only months after their latest album, Fail You Again, which is available now via Pure Noise Records.  The band explains the sudden release:

“”God Awful” was recorded when we were doing the sessions for Fail You Again. For one reason or another we decided not to put it on the album. In the last few months, it’s kinda just lived in our emails being played once in a while on shuffle. As time went on, we started kicking ourselves for cutting it and missed playing it at practice. Luckily, the label felt the same way and wanted to release it. Lyrically, it touches on a topic I’ve never covered in any of our other songs so I’m looking forward to singing it every night now that it’s out. So, I guess the moral of the story is, sometimes picking your favorite songs for a record is like picking one of your children as a favorite. But, if one of my kids had a 3 over 4 polyrhythm bridge……..”

The stand alone single is titled “God Awful” and can be heard below.

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Video: Counterparts – Swim Beneath My Skin

COunterpartsCanadian rock band Counterparts has premiered a new music video from their next full length.   The track is titled “Swim ” and appears on the disc You’re Not You Anymore, which dropped on September 22, 2017 via Pure Noise Records

Watch the video below.

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Counterparts – Haunt Me

COunterpartsCanadian rock band Counterparts has premiered a new song from their next full length.   The track is titled “Haunt Me” and will appear on the disc You’re Not You Anymore which is set to drop on September 22, 2017 via Pure Noise Records.  The album follows 2015’s Tragedy Will Find Us

Listen to the song below.

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The Story So Far – Out Of It

Story So FarBay Area pop-punk band The Story So Far has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Out Of It” and a portion of the  proceeds will be donated for mental health research by the band and their label, Pure Noise Records. The charity is The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The song can be found below.

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Video: Seaway – Lula On the Beach

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Pop punk band Seaway has premiered a new song from their upcoming new album.  the song is titled “Lula On the Beach” and will appear on the Vacation, which is due out on September 15, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. The album follows 2015’s Colour Blind.
 
Listen to the song below.

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Counterparts – Swim Beneath My Skin

COunterpartsCanadian rock band Counterparts has premiered a new song from their next full length.   The track is titled “Swim Beneath My Skin” and will appear on the disc You’re Not You Anymore which is set to drop on September 22, 2017 via Pure Noise Records.  The album follows 2015’s Tragedy Will Find Us

Listen to the song below.

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Seaway – Curse Me Out

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Pop punk band Seaway has premiered a new song from their upcoming new album.  the song is titled “Curse Me Out” and will appear on the Vacation, which is due out on September 15, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. The album follows 2015’s Colour Blind.
 
Listen to the song below.

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Four Year Strong – Nice To Know

Four Year StrongNew England punk outfit Four Year Strong has premiered a new song from their upcoming unplugged rarities album.  The album is titled Some Of You Will Like This, Some Of You Won’t, and is set to drop on September 8, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. The album includes rarities, unheard originals, unplugged classics and reimagined favorites. 

Listen to the track “Nice To Know” below along with upcoming tour dates.

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Seaway – Something Wonderful

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Pop punk band Seaway has premiered a new song from their upcoming new album.  the song is titled “Something Wonderful” and will appear on the Vacation, which is due out on September 15, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. The album follows 2015’s Colour Blind.
Listen to the song below.

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Casey Bolles Announces New Project ‘Gardenhead’

GardenheadSinger-songwriter Casey Bolles will make his return this year with a new project called Gardenhead.   He has premiered his first single under the new moniker, “Underwater,” which will be available digitally on August 4th via Pure Noise Records.  Bolles comments on the new direction:
“I’m starting Gardenhead because I needed a fresh start. I haven’t released music in a while; I’ve been focusing on a lot of other facets of my life. But when I started writing again, I’d been listening to a much wider range of artists and began experimenting with different sounds. Luckily I’ve made a lot of friends through the music scene the past few years, and I wanted a better way to get them involved in the music I’m making. The product of that is Gardenhead. I hope the narratives in these new songs have a more mature perspective than what I was writing before. And I hope people hear something that feels refreshed and new, and while not always happy, at least comforting in some way.”
Stream the song early below.

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Four Year Strong Announce Unplugged Rarities Album

Four Year StrongNew England punk outfit Four Year Strong has announced that they will be releasing an unplugged rarities album.  The album is titled Some Of You Will Like This, Some Of You Won’t, and is set to drop on September 8, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. The album includes rarities, unheard originals, unplugged classics and reimagined favorites. 

Track listing and upcoming tour dates are below.

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Seaway Detail New Full Length

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Pop punk band Seaway has released details about their freshly announced album, Vacation, on September 15, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. The album follows 2015’s Colour Blind.  Vocalist Ryan Locke comments:
Vacation is a step in a new direction for us. While still holding onto familiar aspects of the band, we definitely explored new destinations for Seaway. It is the best music we’ve written thus far; the record we’ve been working towards for the last 4 years.
 

Hamilton, Ontario’s Rarity and Coldfront will serve as support for Seaway‘s upcoming tour.  Tour dates, track listing and album art are below.

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Counterparts Announce New LP; Stream First Track

COunterpartsCanadian rock band Counterparts has announced details for their next full length.   The disc is titled You’re Not You Anymore and is set to drop on September 22, 2017 via Pure Noise Records.  The album follows 2015’s Tragedy Will Find Us.  Vocalist Brendan Murphy comments:

“YNYA is the perfect blend of every record we’ve released prior. I feel like we did a great job at capturing the best parts of Counterparts. Not to sound like a broken record, but these are definitely the coolest songs we’ve ever written. I really do hope you enjoy it. If not, I’m sorry and I guess we’ll try harder next time.”

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Bouquet,” which can be heard below.

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Video: Boston Manor – Cu

Boston ManorUK’s Boston Manor has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Cu” from their debut album, Be Nothing, which dropped last year via Pure Noise Records.
 
Watch the video below.
 
The album was produced by Neil Kennedy (Milk Teeth, Creeper, More Than Life) and mixed by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, All Time Low).  

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Video: Knocked Loose – “Billy No Mates” / “Counting Worms”

Knocked LooseKentucky hardcore band Knocked Loose has premiered a new music video from their recent full-length debut, Laugh Tracks, which dropped back on on September 16, 2016 via Pure Noise Records.

Watch the combined music video for “Billy No Mates” / “Counting Worms”  below.

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Hit The Lights – Anthem

Hit The LightsPop-punk rock band Hit The Lights has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “Anthem,” and was released as a single.  The band continues to support their latest EP, Just To Get Through To You, which dropped last week today via Pure Noise Records.

Listen to the song below.

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State Champs Release Acoustic Version Of ‘Secrets’

State Champs ATWAB DeluxePop rock superstars State Champs have shared a new track, an acoustic version of their smash single, Secrets, today. Secrets is taken from the band’s latest album, Around The World And Back, which will see a deluxe DVD edition released on May 5th 2017 on Pure Noise Records, the deluxe version of the album will include six additional tracks, including the newly released Slow Burn and another brand new song.

The deluxe DVD edition of Around The World And Back can be pre-ordered here

You can stream the acoustic version of Secrets here

State Champs Release Deluxe DVD Edition Of Latest Album

State Champs ATWAB DeluxePop rock superstars State Champs have announced the release of a deluxe DVD edition of their latest album Around The World And Back. The band is celebrating the release, which comes out on the 5th May 2017 on Pure Noise Records, by sharing a new track and video, Slow Burn, from the upcoming deluxe edition.

You can pre-order the deluxe edition of Around The World And Back here

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Terror Announces New EP; Release Music Video

TerrorLong running hardcore band Terror has announced details for their next EP.  The disc will be titled The Walls Will Fall and is set to drop on April 28, 2017 via Pure Noise Records (digital, CD) and Triple B (vinyl).  Vocalist Scott Vogel comments:

“It feels good to have some new music coming out. We thought this song would be right to release first, as the energy and vibe sums up this EP. Terror is always going to be Terror, and we’re proud to be consistent and on point with our sound. But still we are always trying to push and make sure the urgency and reality is always in everything we do.”

The track listing, along with a new music video for the song “Kill ‘Em Off,” can be found below.

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Senses Fail To Release Acoustic EP, Announce Tour

Senes Fail – In Your AbsenceNew 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.

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Video: Boston Manor – Burn You Up

Boston ManorUK’s Boston Manor has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Burn You Up” from their debut album, Be Nothing, which dropped last year via Pure Noise Records.
 
Watch the video below.
 
The album was produced by Neil Kennedy (Milk Teeth, Creeper, More Than Life) and mixed by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, Set Your Goals, All Time Low).  

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