“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!”
VacationPure Noise Records (US) / Dine Alone Records (CAN)
By Cole Faulkner
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.
New 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.
Canadian 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.
Canadian 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.
Bay 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.
Canadian 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.
New 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.
“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.”
New 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.
“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.
Canadian 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.
Watch the combined music video for “Billy No Mates” / “Counting Worms” below.
Pop-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.
Pop 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
Pop 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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Long 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.
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.
New Jersey alt-rock/pop-punk band Can’t Swim have premiered a new song from their next LP. The song is titled “Quitting” and will appear on the album Fail You Again, which is set to drop on March 10, 2017 via Pure Noise Records.
Listen to the song here courtesy Upset Magazine.
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!
New Jersey alt-rock/pop-punk band Can’t Swim have announced details for their next LP. The disc will be titled Fail You Again, and is set to frop on March 10, 2017 via Pure Noise Records. Coinciding with the announcement the band has premiered a new music video for the track, “We Wont Sleep Now.” Vocalist Chris LoPorto comments:
“The video for “We Won’t Sleep” shows a scenario that a lot of kids go through growing up. The boy character is interested in Ballet, an art form mostly dominated by women, and his struggle to be accepted by his over masculine father. The girl character wants to be a painter and follow the arts, which is also shunned by her business oriented mother. Something I too have personally dealt with, playing music has never been a lucrative endeavor and I have been told countless times to consider a “different path” in life. In the climax of the video, the parents have an epiphany realizing they should support their children which is the message I hope people take from this video.”
Watch the video below.
Long running ska band Less Than Jake has premiered a new music video for the track “Bomb Drop,” which is lifted from their Pure Noise Records debut EP, Sound The Alarm, which will be available on February 3, 2017. Roger Lima comments:
“With this video, we wanted to acknowledge online existence, and how in this day and age, likes and comments can affect our real, waking lives. Max Moore was excellent to work with, and i feel like the video compliments the lyrical message of the song; “Those wars inside your mind are all for nothing”
Watch the video here courtesy Fuse TV.
Pop-punk band Masked Intruder has premiered a music video for the song. “First Star Tonight,” from their recent EP, Love And Other Crimes, which dropped back on July 8, 2016 via Pure Noise Records. Vocalist Blue comments on the video:
“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!We shot this video at The Frequency in Madison Wisconsin, which is where we played our first show ever of all time! The show depicted in this video seems like it would be our last show ever of all time. It’s just a video, though, so chill. No Intruders or cops were harmed in the making, but several pizzas and a lot of booze got fucked up real bad.All the actors and extras in the video are fans that responded to an Instagram casting call! Thanks everyone! It was directed by Bobby Makar with assistance from Chris Norman, and we’re stoked on it!Cool!'”
Watch the video below.
Long running ska band Less Than Jake has premiered a full stream of their Pure Noise Records debut EP, Sound The Alarm, which will be available on February 3, 2017.
Listen to the disc here via AltPress.
Long running ska band Less Than Jake has premiered a new song from their Pure Noise Records debut EP, Sound The Alarm, which will be available on February 3, 2017. Lyricist and drummer Vinnie Fiorello comments on the tune:
“.. You can’t always explain life through things like bad luck, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, or fate. The lyrics tackle that deep down stress and depression and how it tugs you places you never want to go, the thing about those situations though is that you can choose to push through, choose to walk a thin line and come out safe and happy on the other end. No matter the storm or dark cloud days you keep your own path..”
Listen to the track, “Whatever The Weather,” below.
“Not only has Jake (Round) at Pure Noise been there and seen us during our earlier days back in the San Francisco Bay Area, but he has worked hard and created a tremendous record label that continues to make a huge impact in the underground music scene worldwide,” We are proud to join the Pure Noise roster, excited to share our newest album with the world, and thankful for the new life. FIRST BLOOD RULES 2017.“