The Movielife To Release First Album Since 2003

The Movielife Rise Records March 17The Movielife have signed to Rise Records, joining a roster that includes At The Drive In, The Bouncing Souls, Knuckle Puck and Hot Water Music, the band will be releasing their first full length album since 2003’s seminal Forty Hour Train Back To Penn this Fall. The Movielife have also just announced a handful of intimate headlining shows this May in Boston, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Long Island, tickets for these shows go on sale this Friday, March 31st, at 12pm EDT.

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Tours: Miss May I

MissMayIOhio metal band Miss May I will be heading on tour.  The band continues to support their latest LP, Deathless, which dropped back in August 2015 via Rise Records.

Tour dates can be found below.

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The Flatliners Stream New Track From ‘Inviting Light’ LP

Flatliners ILThe Flatliners are premiering 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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Video: Palisades – Let Down

Palisades STNew Jersey’s Palisades have released a music video for “Let Down”, a track taken from their new self-titled LP, which was released last Friday via Rise  Records. The latest album is a bold new step for the band which first arrived on the scene with 2013’s Outcasts, followed by 2015’s Mind Games.

Watch the video below.

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Palisades To Play ‘A Voice For The Innocent’ Benfit Show

Palisades STOn Sunday, April 2 Palisades will headline a special benefit concert at William Patterson University. The event is a fundraiser for the non-profit organization, A Voice For The Innocent, which is a community of support for victims of rape and sexual abuse, admission is free but donations to the organization are highly encouraged. The New Jersey rockers have also released a new music video for the track Let Down,

Details of the A Voice For The Innocent concert can be found here

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Knuckle Puck – Calendar Days

Knuckle Puck 2016Chicago pop-punks Knuckle Puck have premièred a song.  The track is titled “Calendar Days” and is one of two new singles that dropped last week.  The band released their LP Evergreen back in 2015 via Rise Records.

Listen to the song below.

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The FLatliners – Infinite Wisdom

Flatliners ILToronto Canada’s The Flatliners have released the new single “Infinite Wisdom,” from their upcoming album, Inviting Light.  The disc will serve as their sixth studio LP, their first for Rise Records, on April 7th 2017. The album, produced by Peter Pablo & Derek Hoffman, is now available for pre-order. 

Listen to the song below,

Inviting Light can be pre-ordered on all formats here.

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Video: Dance Gavin Dance – Inspire The Liars

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

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Video: T.S.O.L. – ‘Satellites’ (Lyric)

T.S.O.L.Southern California goth punks T.S.O.L. shared an official lyric video for a song off their new album at CLRVYNT. Watch the lyric video for Satellites here.

Satellites appears on the band’s 11th studio album titled The Trigger Complex, which debuted on Jan. 27, 2017 through Rise Records. Prior to Satellites, the band premiered I Wanted To See You, also off their new album. Listen to it here.

T.S.O.L. will make two tour stops in April. The dates are listed below.

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River Oaks Announce Tour With JT Woodruff And Heavy Things

River Oaks May 17 TourSilverstein frontman Shane Told is taking his solo project, River Oaks, on the road again for a series of shows with JT Woodruff and Heavy Things, the tour is in support of River Oaks debut self titled single that was released in 2016 via Rise Records.

River Oaks website is here and his Facebook page is here

The self titled debut single by River Oaks can be purchased here

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At The Drive In Stream New Song From Their Forthcoming Album

At The Drive In InteraliaWith praise still reverberating from December’s unveiling of Governed By Contagions, At The Drive In has issued another clarion call from its first album in 17 years, Incurably Innocent is the second track to be released in advance of that record, titled in • ter a • li • a, the album is now available for pre-order and confirmed for release  on May 5th on Rise Records. The album’s release will be immediately followed by a new series of live dates across the US before the band head to Europe and the UK.

You can pre-order  in • ter a • li • a here

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Fire From The Gods Tour Kicks Off This Week

FBorn Of Osiris Tourire From The Gods will be kicking off The New Reign Tour this week, alongside Born Of Osiris, Volumes, Oceans Ate Alaska, and Within The Ruins. Fire From the Gods are touring in support of their latest album, Narrative, which was released through Rise Records, and is available for purchase physically and digitally.

The Punk Site review of Narrative can be read here and the album can be purchased here

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The Flatliners To Release New LP ‘Inviting Light’ On April 7th

Flatliners ILToronto Canada’s The Flatliners will release Inviting Light, their sixth studio LP, their first for Rise Records, on April 7th 2017. The album, produced by Peter Pablo & Derek Hoffman, is now available for pre-order. The Flatliners will be playing some North American tour dates with Weezer and will tour the UK and Europe with The Menzingers.

A new song from the album entitled Human Party Trick is now streaming here

Inviting Light can be pre-ordered on all formats here and the tour dates can be viewed below Read More…

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Galactic Empire

Galactic Empire

Rise Records / Velocity Records

Rating: 4/5




Galactic Empire claim to be the galaxy’s foremost Star Wars cosplay band, and given that I can’t think of another one I’m not going to doubt their claim, they are a five piece band comprised of Boba Sett, Bass Commander, Dark Vader, Shadow Ranger and Red Guard, which indicates that the Star Wars franchise still has the copyright on character names pretty tightly sewn up. This self titled debut album features impressively bombastic metal and rock interpretations of the John Williams compositions from the original Star Wars movies, now in a fresh offensive against the rebel alliance Galactic Empire have released their self titled debut album, with the help of First Order collaborators Velocity Records and Rise Records.

This is not the kind of album The Punk Site would normally cover, it is an unashamedly heavyweight rock album, but as almost everyone loves Star Wars, if you ignore the prequels, and this is such a ridiculous concept, that it’s hard not to fall under it’s spell to some degree, or maybe that’s Dark Vader‘s influence, it’s hard to tell. If you have any love for the Star Wars franchise, and the recent success of Force Awakens and Rogue One indicates I’m not alone on this, then there’s a good chance you’ll find yourself air drumming along to this. My personal highlights from Galactic Empire are the dramatic The Force Theme and the iconic Cantina Band, but the whole album captures the essence of the original compositions, without descending into parody.

You can’t help thinking that when they’re not trying to crush the rebel scum the members of Galactic Empire are either in other bands, or are talented session musicians, as this is a perfectly pitched tribute to some of the most popular movies of all time. You could argue that this is something of a novelty record, but as I don’t want Dark Vader to find my lack of faith disturbing I’ll just say that this is a damn fine rock album. The compositions are so well done that you can’t help having the movie scenes playing out in your head whilst your listening to it, and whatever your opinion of Galactic Empire‘s debut it’s certainly a more productive use of their time than building another fundamentally flawed Death Star that inevitably ends up exploding.

Galactic Empire is available via Rise Records digitally and on vinyl, on Orange Splatter and Black variants, here

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Dave Hause

Bury Me In Philly

Rise Records

Rating: 4.5/5




Philadelphia soloist Dave Hause has made quite a name for himself since the release of his sophomore LP, Devour.  While his prior work in The Loved Ones exuded youthful energy reflective of a younger state, the sensitive punk-rocker’s solo personae communicates a far more complex state.  Spoken from the vantagepoint of a musician making sense of life in his mid-thirties identity, Devour marked a melancholy introspection.  

Over three years have passed, and Dave’s chronology now positions him closer to forty.  While approaching such a milestone may have caused some musicians may have plunged further into a dark place (such as the gloomy lyrical content of the late Tony Sly), Hause’s latest effort, Bury Me In Philly, seemingly resolves many of those past hesitancies.  Just the musical atmosphere alone frames the eleven song disc with far more optimism.  When considering the lyrics, the album points to a place of personal embrace and acceptance.

Opener “With You” sets a tone of living in the moment and embracing one’s present circumstance.  While somewhat of a traditional tale of affections from afar, the piano-laced tune seeks strength in companionship when readying for the road ahead.  While Devour constantly glanced back to an increasingly fading past, Bury Me In Philly never looks in the rearview.  “I don’t wanna look back now, regret is like living 3 feet down, it keeps you on your knees,” sings Hause a song later on “The Flinch,” boldly confirming his liberation in a stress-free, sing-along chorus unlike anything in Hause’s prior repertoire.  Such an open disposition finds Hause tilling fertile ground in strong, southern guitar-heavy rock flavoured efforts like “The Mermaid.”  But perhaps more surprising, is how much catchier Hause sounds from his Loved Ones days.  He’s never hesitates to breakout into pure singable melody, backed by buoyant piano keys and lively riffs.  Whether embracing country twang circa “Divine Lorraine,” or pushing out alt-rock chorus highlights in “Shaky Jesus,” Hause gets it right time and time again.

As outlined by “Helluva Home’s” wholehearted embrace, Bury Me In Philly is a celebration of self and community.  With what could only be a healthy smirk shining through his heartfelt lyrics, Hause rhetorically questions, “where else would I go, it’s all I know,” to which he simply answers, “it’s a helluva home.”  Dave Hause is every bit as unique and full of character as his home city; he’s a one of a kind singer-songwriter with a deep passion for his craft.  Once again, Hause proves a champion of a poetic, blue-collar, working class charm that’s so simple, yet so full of heart.

Video: T.S.O.L. – I Wanted To See You

t-s-o-lSouthern California punk rock act T.S.O.L. has premiered a new music video from their recent Rise Records debut, and eleventh studio album overall.  The disc is titled The Trigger Complex and dropped on January 27, 2017. 

Watch the video for “I Wanted To See You” below.

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Dave Hause Streams New LP In Full

dave-hauseDave Hause is streaming his upcoming new album in full.  His latest solo effort is entitled Burry Me in Philly and is set to drop on February 3, 2017 via Rise Records.

Stream the full disc below.

And be sure to check back for our full review of the album before the week’s end.

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Thousand Below Sign To Rise Records And Release New Single

thousand below traditionSan Diego rock band Thousand Below has signed with Rise Records and have promptly released the track Tradition as a single, Tradition is a brand new song that boasts an accompanying music video.

Thousand Below have also confirmed that they will be supporting Silent Planet at a hometown show at SOMA on March 9th

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Video: T.S.O.L. – Satellites

t-s-o-lSouthern California punk rock act T.S.O.L. has premiered a new music video from their upcoming Rise Records debut, and eleventh studio album overall.  The disc will be titled The Trigger Complex and is set to drop on January 27, 2017. Pre-orders are live.

Listen to the new track “Satelites” below.

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Palisades Release ‘Fall’ Video And Confirm Tour Dates

Palisades STNew Jersey’s Palisades have released a live music video for Fall, a track taken from their new self-titled LP, which was released last Friday via Rise  Records. The latest album is a bold new step for the band which first arrived on the scene with 2013’s Outcasts, followed by 2015’s Mind Games. The band have confirmed they will be touring the US with Lacey Sturm through January and February.

Palisades is now available for purchase here and via iTunes.

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Palisades ST



Rise Records

Rating: 2/5




New Jersey sextet Palisades have undergone some upheaval in the line up since their sophomore album was released, they have replaced the original bass player and DJ with new members Brandon Elgar and Graves, the band has released statements to the effect that their latest recruits have given the band a fresh impetus and has led to them recording their definitive album. Palisades latest self titled release follows on from 2013’s Outcasts and 2015’s Mind Games, and boasts eleven new tracks, including Through Hell, the lead single that was premiered prior to the album’s release.

Aggression Kicks off Palisades latest release, it eases you into the album with gentle synths and a melodic vocal delivery, before a burst of aggressive guitars kicks in and reminds you why you’re here, the track alternates throughout between the keyboard led melodic sections and the more ardent guitar delivery. The pattern of the opening track is repeated and varied throughout the album, there are exceptions such as Dark, that remains on the mellower side, but for the main part Palisades come across as a band that have found their winning formula, and they are going to stick with it. As such the album becomes a repetitive exercise of gentle melodic elements interspersed with bombastic overdriven choruses, all the while maintaining an impassioned vocal delivery, all of which is wrapped up in a very commercial poppy production.

This is an incredibly slick album, and one that sounds like it will appeal to those who like their post hardcore and rock with the rough edges surgically removed, this is by no means a bad album but I find it hard to warm to something that is so formulaic and over produced. For all it’s bluster of overdriven guitars and pounding drums this comes across as a very commercial and poppy sounding album, one that I have no doubt will be sell by the bucketload, but for me Palisades is an album that doesn’t bring anything new to the table, and the production and poppy sensibility that coats every second of the album just leaves me cold,

Palisades is due for release on the 20th January and is available for pre-order on all formats here and via iTunes 

Palisades website can be found here

The Gospel Youth Sign With Rise/Velocity Records

gospel-youthThe Gospel Youth has signed with Rise/Velocity Records and will be going into the studio with producer Romesh Dodangoda (Motorhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Twin Atlantic) in the coming months with plans to release a new album later this year. The Gospel Youth will also be touring the UK with Seaway and WSTR starting later this month.

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The Bouncing Souls Announce US West Coast Tour

bouncing-souls-simplicity-tourNew Jersey punk legends, The Bouncing Souls, are kicking off the new year by announcing a run of United States West Coast tour dates starting in March. The shows will feature support from AJJ, Get Dead and The Bombpops. The Bouncing Souls had a fantastic 2016, highlighted by the release of their landmark tenth full length, Simplicity, via Rise Records. The long-running band pleased fans and critics alike by combining the best parts of their past and present, creating an album that captures all of their classic elements while still utilising everything they’ve learned in their twenty plus years as a band.  

The Punk Site review of Simplicity can be found here

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Tours: Dave Hause

dave-hauseDave Hause will be heading on tour this February.  Hause will be supporting his latest solo effort, Burry Me in Philly, which is set to drop on February 3, 2017 via Rise Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Ocean Grove Release New Single ‘These Boys Light Fires’

ocean-grove-tblfOcean Grove, Melbourne, Australia’s purveyors of Odd World Music, have delivered their brand new single, These Boys Light Fires, via Rise Records. The track is a breathless trip through ’90s nostalgia that was written, recorded and produced entirely by the band in their 19 year old drummer and producer Sam Bassal‘s bedroom. Emerging from the depths of Melbourne, Ocean Grove have been peddling their erratic live show up and down the highways of Australia while striving to develop a distinguishable sound like no other.

These Boys Light Fires can be streamed and downloaded here

Kevin Seconds Returns with ‘Aim Higher’

aim-higher-homemadeAim Higher, the home recording hardcore project of punk legend Kevin Seconds, has released its debut four song EP on Rise Records. The Homemade EP is available for download via iTunes, and also as a limited edition monochrome splatter vinyl version, that is limited to only 500 copies.

The download of the Homemade EP can be ordered here

You can stream the Homemade EP, and order the limited edition vinyl, here

Video: A Loss For Words – I Feel An Army In My Fist

a-loss-for-words-crisesA Loss For Words has premiered the new song “I Feel An Army In My Fist.”  The track will appear on the upcoming album, Crises, which is set to drop on Rise Records on Tuesday, December 27, 2016, one year after the band’s final show which took place.

Listen to the song below.  Crises can be ordered on all formats here

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Dave Hause – With You

dave-hauseDave Hause has premiered a new song.  The track is titled “With You,” and was released alongside the announcement that Hause will be releasing his latest solo effort, Burry Me in Philly, on February 3, 2017 via Rise Records.

listen to the new song below.

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Light Up The Sky Release New Music Video For ‘Body Right’

light-up-the-sky-nightlifeWashington’s Light Up The Sky have dropped a new music video for their latest single, Body Right, off their recent Rise Records debut, NightLife. Combining classically influenced guitar riffs, modern rock melodies and metal core breakdowns.

The band is currently finishing up a supporting stint on the Retrograde Tour with label mates Crown The Empire, and has also toured with the likes of Like Moths To Flames, Ice Nine Kills and Make Them Suffer.

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The Flatliners Sign To Rise Records

the_flatliners-rise-recsThe Flatliners career is one that is a testament to perseverance and dedication, they boast a line up that has never strayed from the original quartet of members who first met as teenagers, the band has since logged countless miles on the road and amassed a dedicated legion of fans along the way. Now Rise Records have announced they have signed The Flatliners and that the band will be releasing a new full length in the front half of 2017. The Flatliners will also be joining The Menzingers on their upcoming European tour.

You can stream the current single, Hang My Head, here and you can view the tour dates below Read More…

T.S.O.L. Joins Rise Records

t-s-o-lSouthern California punk rock act T.S.O.L. has announced that they have signed on with Rise Records.  The band plans to release their eleventh studio album in 2017.  The disc will be titled The Trigger Complex and is set to drop on January 27th. Pre-orders are live.

Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the new song, “I Want To See You,” which can be streamed below.

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