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Silverstein Release Video For New Single ‘The Afterglow’

Silverstein DRCanada’s post hardcore pioneers Silverstein have released their brand new music video for The Afterglow, the single is a choice cut from their recently released eighth full length, Dead Reflection. To compliment the infectious hooks of The Afterglow Silverstein paired the track with a video chronicle of their time on the entirety of the 2017 Vans Warped Tour, from the raucous live show to the backstage camaraderie, the music video is a behind the scenes glimpse into a long summer of sweat, stage dives, and Silverstein

You can pre-order Dead Reflection via Rise Records here

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At The Drive In Release New Video For ‘Call Broken Arrow’

At The Drive In InteraliaContinuing to build on the feverish momentum of their new album in • ter a • li • a, that was released on May 5, 2017 on Rise Records, At The Drive In has proudly unveiled the new video for Call Broken Arrow. At The Drive In return to the UK this coming August Bank Holiday weekend for their hugely-anticipated set on the mainstage of the Reading and Leeds Festivals, before returning in November for an arena tour with Royal Blood.

The Punk Site Review of in • ter a • li • a can be read here

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The Flatliners Release ‘Indoors’ Video Ahead Of US Tour

Flatliners ILThe Flatliners are debuting a new music video for the track Indoors, that is taken from their Inviting Light album. The band kick off a west coast tour with The Smith Street Band next week, leading up to their appearances at It’s Not Dead Festival, Crucial Fest and Riot Fest, they then head off into Europe before appearing at The Fest this Fall.

The Flatliners‘ latest LP, Inviting Light, can be ordered via Rise Records here

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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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Dave Hause – The Flinch

dave-hauseDave Hause has premiered a new music video.  The vieo features the song “The Flinch,” which comes from his latest solo effort, Burry Me in Philly, which was released back in February via Rise Records.

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Knuckle Puck Release ‘Gone’ From Forthcoming ‘Shapeshifter’ LP

Knuckle Puck SSChicago’s own pop punk heroes Knuckle Puck have announced the highly anticipated follow up to their 2015 breakthrough debut album, Copacetic. Rise Records will release Shapeshifter on October 13, 2017 and the band are now streaming a new single, Gone, ahead of the release of the new album.

Gone can be streamed via Youtube here

Shapeshifter is available for pre-order via Rise Records here

Goldfinger

Goldfinger

The Knife

Rise Records
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Rating: 4/5

 
 

 

 

Los Angeles ska-punk band Goldfinger will forever hold a dear place in my heart.  They were among the earliest “punk” bands to cross my radar back in my teens, and served the role as a gateway to the genre at large.  I can’t count the number of times I listened to “Superman” or their iconic cover of “99 Red Balloons,” amongst other hits from their 90’s catalogue.  As the years went on, Goldfinger released a series of newer albums, but they always seemed to reflect some artificial “need” for the band to have a “harder” sound.  

That all changed when they joined SideOneDummy Records and released their back to basics album Hello Destiny.  Had that comeback effort marked their swan song, it would have been a fine note to go out on.  Instead, the band seemingly faded into hiatus mode.  Nine long years later and the band has resurfaced in a new home on Rise Records for the release of their latest comeback album, The Knife.  The result captures the familiarity of a greatest hits compilation but features thirteen brand new buoyant ska and punk infused songs.

The album rattles open on the strength of “A Million Miles,” setting a nostalgic tone both lyrically and aurally.  The track opens with an old-school melody harkening back to a time when No Use For A Name dominated SoCal mixtapes.  “Where did my life go!” questions sole original member and front man John Feldmann, backed by a salvo of melodic “woah-oah” supported gang vocals and steady rhythmic drumming provided by Blink 182’s Travis Barker.  It’s an iconic flavour that goes hand in hand with the Goldfinger lineage, made all the more distinct by the energetic upstroke and horn blasts of following track, ”Get What I Need” (which even goes as far as to feature ex-Mighty Mighty Bosstones guitarist Nate Albert).  By the time “Am I Deaf” rolls around, all the lyrics about life’s steady march start adding up as Feldmann comments on his disconnection from the current punk scene: “sometimes I feel so old, yeah, am I deaf, or just a little miffed about what they listen to today,” later referencing legacy acts like “The Who, Black Flag, Dead Kennedys,” before questioning “does anyone have something left to day?”  Considering that MxPx frontman Mike Herrera serves as bassist on the album, it wouldn’t be a stretch to assume that this is a shared sentiment amongst band members.  Stylistically similar highlights include “Who’s Laughing Now,” “Say It Out Loud” and “Beacon.”

The band offers up particular care for the handful of ska and reggae centric tracks punctuating the album.  “Tijuana Sunrise” serves as the first big nod to Goldfinger’s ska leanings.  Slowing the tempo and upstroke right down to a sauntering crawl, with horns ushering in a sunny day beach bum slow burner.  “Don’t Let Me Go” follows a similar formula, offering up alternate vocals for a more raggae-infused, tropical atmosphere, while “Liftoff” provides a catchy hybrid of styles.  Ska and reggae have never been Goldfinger‘s central focus, but they never fail to offer up a little “skip” in the band’s upbeat step.

And of course it wouldn’t be a Goldfinger album without at least a couple love letter-esque numbers peppered throughout.  These mostly surface during the disc’s back half and include the name referencing “Milla” and a witty tale of an oral hygiene crush, “Orthodontist Girl.”  While more enjoyable than filler, they’re typically less remarkable than the flagship  standouts.

It’s been a while since Goldfinger has been a fixture in my listening habits, but with a fresh batch of upbeat tunes and the heat of summer well underway, The Knife feels ready to slice its way right on to my plate.  Goldfinger serve up an easy reminder as to their early popularity, and provide an appealing point of entry for the new generation typically associated with the band’s Rise Records home.

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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

Video: Goldfinger – Tijuana Sunrise

GoldfingerGoldfinger has premiered a new music video from their upcoming full length.  The video features the song “Tijuana Sunrise” which appears on the album The Knife, which is due out July 21, 2017 on Rise Records.  Pre-orders can be heard here.

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Video: Hot Water Music – Vultures

Hot Water MusicLong running punk act Hot Water Music has premiered a new music video from their next full length.  The disc is titled Light It Up, and is due to be released on September 15, 2017 via Rise Records.  The album follows 2012’s Exister.

Watch the video for “Vultures” below.

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The Flatliners Announce West Coast US Tour Dates

Flatliners Aug 17Toronto Canada’s The Flatliners have announced a new string of west coast dates with The Smith Street Band leading up to their appearance at the It’s Not Dead Festival next month in California. The Flatliners are on tour with Pkew Pkew Pkew through July 17th, after which they will support Sum 41 on a short run of Canadian dates and an extensive European tour, the band is also set to make appearances at Riot Fest and The Fest 16 this fall. The Flatliners latest LP, Inviting Light, is out now on Rise Records.

Inviting Light can be ordered via Rise Records here

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Silverstein – Mirror Box

Silverstein DRSilverstein have released a stream of Mirror Box, a new track from their forthcoming LP, Dead Reflection, that is due out on July 14, 2017 via Rise RecordsDead Reflection is Silverstein‘s eighth full length and proves why the band have remained at the top of their game for over 17 years.  You can pre-order Dead Reflection here.

Stream the song below.

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Silverstein Release Stream Of ‘Whiplash’ From Forthcoming LP

Silverstein DRSilverstein have released a stream of Whiplash, an explosive new track from their forthcoming LP, Dead Reflection, that is due out on July 14th via Rise Records. Dead Reflection is Silverstein‘s eighth full length and proves why the band have remained at the top of their game for over 17 years. Whiplash exemplifies the combination of aggression and hooks that Silverstein excel at, a blend that the band has pushed even further on Dead Reflection.

You can stream Whiplash here and pre-order Dead Reflection here

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Memphis May Fire – That’s Just Life

mmfDallas metalcore mob Memphis May Fire have posted a video for “That’s Just Life.”  The song is lifted from their latest LP, This Life I Hold, available now via Rise Records

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The Movielife Detail New Album, Release First Single

The MovielifeLong Island, N.Y., punks The Movielife shared details in regards to their first full-length album in 14 years. Cities In Search Of A Heart will debut on Sept. 22, 2017 via Rise Records. Pre-order for the upcoming album is available here.

Cities In Search Of A Heart follows the band’s 2003 release titled Forty Hour Train Back To Penn. Check out the track listing below.

The Movielife is also streaming their first single off the upcoming album on YouTube. Listen to Mercy Is Asleep At The Wheel here.

In regards to the song, frontman Vinnie Caruana (I Am The Avalanche) said:

“It’s really about how we’re living in strange days. Compassion, mercy, and righteousness are desperately needed in order to wash away the darkness that’s tearing us apart. Mercy done lost her mind and is driving us straight into the sun. All we can do is hold on tight and fight for love and the human spirit.”

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Video: Dance Gavin Dance – Summer Gladness

Dance Gavin DanceSacramento’s Dance Gavin Dance have premiered a music video from their seventh studio LP.  The song is titled “Summer Gladness” and appears on the album Mothership, which dropped back in October 2016 via Rise Records.

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Silverstein Release Stream Of ‘Lost Positives’

Silverstein DRCanada’s post hardcore heavyweights, Silverstein, have premiered Lost Positives, a stunning new track from their recently announced full length, Dead Reflection, that is due out on July 14th via Rise RecordsDead Reflection is Silverstein‘s eighth full length and it demonstrates exactly why they remain at the top of their game over 17 years into their career.

Lost Positives can be streamed here and Dead Reflections can be pre-ordered here

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Hot Water Music Announce New LP; Stream First Track

Hot Water MusicLong running punk act Hot Water Music has announced plans for their next full length.  The disc is titled Light It Up, and is due to be released on September 15, 2017 via Rise Records.  The album follows 2012’s Exister.

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Never Going Back,” which can be heard below.

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Video: Memphis May Fire – That’s Just Life

mmfDallas metalcore mob Memphis May Fire have posted a video for “That’s Just Life.”  The song is lifted from their latest LP, This Life I Hold, available now via Rise Records

Listen to the song below.

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Goldfinger Announces New LP On Rise Records

GoldfingerGoldfinger has announced that the long running punk act will be releasing a new album later this year on Rise Records.  The album will be titled The Knife, and is due out July 21, 2017.  Pre-orders can be heard here.

Coinciding with the announcement the band has premiered the song “Put The Knife Away” which can be heard below.

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Silverstein To Release ‘Dead Reflection’ LP On July 14th

Silverstein DRCanada’s post-hardcore heavyweights, Silverstein, have announced their biting new full length, Dead Reflection, that is due out on July 14th via Rise Records. Dead Reflection is Silverstein‘s eighth full length, a feat reached by very few bands, especially within the heavy music world where youthful fire and aggression is often finite. Silverstein, however, have always been an outlier, and Dead Reflection proves that the band still has plenty of fight left. To celebrate the announcement the band has premiered the first new track from the album, Retrograde

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At The Drive In Stream New Album In Full

At The Drive In InteraliaAt The Drive In are streaming their freshly released new album, in • ter a • li • a, in full. 

The disc is available now via Rise Records and can be streamed below.

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At The Drive In

in•ter a•li•a

Rise Records
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Rating: 4.5/5

 
 

 

 

At The Drive will release their latest full length, in•ter a•li•a, on the 5th May 2017, this album represents their first release in twelve years and their first album of new material since Relationship Of Command that was released back in 2000, the best part of two decades ago. At The Drive In really don’t need any introduction, but a lot can change in two decades and sometimes a long hiatus between recordings can lead to a significant change in style and attitude in a band, so what does the reappearance of At The Drive In signify?

The new album follows At The Drive In‘s reformation last year, the first, and most obvious, thing that strikes you is that original member Jim Ward has declined to be involved in the reformed band and has been replaced by Sparta‘s Keely Davis, whilst this might worry fans with fond memories of the band, it shouldn’t, as from the first track, No Wolf Like The Present, it’s clear that the years and the line up changes haven’t diminished their aggression or attack in the slightest. From the aforementioned opening track to the closing number, and lead single, from the album, Hostage Stamps, their isn’t a weak link in this impressive eleven track album.

At The Drive In have released a worthy successor to their back catalogue, it contains all the discord and attack you’d expect from a band with this pedigree, but they aren’t just recreating past glories, this is a contemporary album that is by no means a wander down memory lane, crucially in•ter a•li•a is an album that should satisfy new converts and established fans alike. At The Drive In are back and their latest album indicates that they aren’t just in it for the money, their punk influenced post hardcore fury sounds as alive as ever and this is an album that will be amongst the best releases from this year, it’s good to have them back.

At The Drive In‘s website is here and Rise Records web presence is here

in•ter a•li•a can be pre-ordered here

 

Video: The Flatliners – Hang My Head

Flatliners ILToronto Canada’s The Flatliners have premiered a new music video from their sixth studio album, Inviting Light, available now via Rise Records.

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Racquet Club Sign To Rise Records

Racquet Club Apr 17Rise Records have announced the latest addition to their roster, Racquet Club, the band features former members of The Jealous Sound, Knapsack and Samiam. Racquet Club‘s debut show will be at Resident in Los Angeles on May 6 and the band’s debut full length will be released later this year on Rise Records.

Racquet Club‘s Facebook page can be found here

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The Flatliners

Inviting Light

Rise Records
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Rating: 3.5/5

 
 

 

 

Canada’s The Flatliners have released Inviting Light, their sixth studio LP, via Rise Records, there’s been a long four year gap since their last full length, Division Of Spoils, which was a collection of rarities and non album tracks, you have to go back to 2013’s Dead Language for their last album of new material. A hiatus of that length between new recordings often signifies a band changing or evolving their style, and Inviting Light is no exception as the new album and record label has signified a shift in their approach.

Inviting Light opens with the sinister chords of Mammals before the drum beat kicks in and you know that The Flatliners are back to what they do best, delivering heady melodic punk rock, ten of the twelve tracks deliver exactly that, accomplished melody driven punk rock, but that’s not the end of the story, amongst the pounding anthemic tracks their are quieter moments, includuing Unconditional Love, a track that brings things down with an intense slow burn and Chameleon Skin, the albums mellowest moment that introduces a laid back acoustic element to Inviting Light .

Inviting Light shows a new side to The Flatliners, this is a slightly more easy going and melodic album than the recordings I’ve previously encountered, whilst it still carries the same impact as their earlier material this is a more mature sounding release that suggests The Flatliners are still evolving and haven’t settled into a comfortable rut. Inviting Light is an album that will satisfy their establish fanbase, but it is also one that I feel will broaden their appeal as this is a more polished and refined sounding release that leans more towards the rock element of their punk rock.

The Flatliners recently completed an extensive US tour with Weezer and the band is now gearing up for a European tour with The Menzingers followed by a pair of South American shows, as well as a series of dates across their native Canada and a number of festival appearances this summer, meaning that pretty much everyone will have the chance to catch them live over the course of Spring and Summer.

The Flatliners website can be found here and Rise Records website is here

You can order Inviting Light here

The Flatliners Stream New LP In Full

Flatliners ILToronto Canada’s The Flatliners are are streaming their sixth studio album, Inviting Light.

The disc can be heard below and is available now via Rise Records.

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The Flatliners Release ‘Inviting Light’ Album Today

Flatliners ILToronto Canada’s The Flatliners are releasing Inviting Light, their sixth studio LP, today via Rise Records. With their US tour with Weezer drawing to a close the band is now gearing up for a European tour with The Menzingers followed by a pair of South American shows with the likes of Rise Against, Pennywise and more. The Flatliners are also confirmed for a series of festivals this summer including Pouzza Fest, Bledfest and It’s Not Dead.

You can order Inviting Light here

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The Flatliners New Album Due Out This Friday

Flatliners ILThe Flatliners are streaming a new song, Indoors, the track appears on the band’s upcoming studio LP, Inviting Light, that is due out on 7th April on Rise Records. The Flatliners will be playing some North American tour dates with Weezer and will then tour the UK and Europe with The Menzingers, the band is also confirmed to play the It’s Not Dead Festival in California.

The new album, Inviting Light, can be pre-ordered here

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At The Drive In Release Video For ‘Hostage Stamps’

At The Drive In InteraliaFresh off a triumphant handful of US dates, including a surprise pop-up performance that was the talk of SXSW and a run of make-up dates, At The Drive In have unleashed Hostage Stamps, the third single from the highly anticipated new album, in • ter a • li • a, out May 5th on Rise Records ahead of the band’s next live performance on UK soil at the Reading & Leeds festivals this August.

For more details of tour dates and album pre-orders stay tuned to At The Drive In‘s website here

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Tours: Tiger Army / Murder By Death

Tiger ArmyLos Angeles punks Tiger Army has announced that they will be touring with Murder By Death starting in June.  The band continues to release their latest release, V •••–, available now via Rise Records.

 

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