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Video: Awaken I Am – Black Dreams

Awaken I AmAustralian Gold Coast quintet Awaken I Am have premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Black Dreams” and is lifted from their o Blind Love LP which dropped on September 29, 2017 via Victory Records.

The music video can be viewed below.

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Tours: Broadside

BroadsideBroadside has announced details for their headlining tour with Carousel KingsFor The Win, and We Were Sharks.  The band continues to support their new album, Paradise, available now on Victory Records.  

Tour dates are below.

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Broadside – I Love You, I Love you. It’s Disgusting

BroadsideBroadside has premiered a new music video for the song “I Love you, I Love you.  It’s Disgusting,” which is lifted from their new album, Paradise, available now on Victory Records.  

Listen to the full disc below.

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Awaken I Am – Wolves

Awaken I AmAustralian Gold Coast quintet Awaken I Am have premiered a new song.  The song is titled “Wolves” and will appear on their next LP on Victory Records.  The disc will be titled Blind Love and is due out on September 29, 2017.

The song can be heard below.

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For The Win Stream New Album In Full

Victory RecordsVictory Records band For The Win has premiered a full stream of their new album, Heavy Thoughts, which dropped on August 25, 2017. 

Listen to the full disc below.

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Video: For The Win – Us Versus Them

For The WinVictory Records band For The Win has premiered a new music video for the song “Us Versus Them.” The song appears on their upcoming album, Heavy Thoughts, which is set to drop on August 25, 2017.  Vocalist Kyle Christensen deconstructs the video:

“Music has the power to uplift the spirit and bring people together during the toughest of times. This song is a reminder that we are all human and struggle with the same problems but in our own individual way… We have to remember that there are people out there who care about our well-being, and that we are never alone, even though it can feel like us against the world.”

Watch the video below.

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Awaken I Am – Black Dreams

Awaken I AmAustralian Gold Coast quintet Awaken I Am have premiered a new song.  The song is titled “Black Dreams” and will appear on their next LP on Victory Records.  The disc will be titled Blind Love and is due out on September 29, 2017.

The song can be heard below.

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Video: We Ride – What You Are

Victory RecordsSpain hardcore act We Ride has premiered a new music video for the song “What You Are,” which appears on their latest album, Empowering Life, and dropped earlier this year via Victory Records.  

Check out the video below.

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Video: Victorian Halls – Dissolution

Victorian HallsChicago synth-pop act Victorian Halls have premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Dissolution” from their latest release, Hyperalgesia, available now via Victory Records.

Watch the video below.

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Awaken I Am Announce LP on Victory Records

Awaken I AmAustralian Gold Coast quintet Awaken I Am has announced that they will release their next LP on Victory Records.  The disc will be titled Blind Love and is due out on September 29, 2017. Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered a music video for the first single and title track, “Blind Love.”

Watch the video below.

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Video: For The Win – All Or Nothing

For The WinVictory Records band For The Win has premiered a new music video for the song “All Or Nothing.”  The song appears on their upcoming album, Heavy Thoughts, which is set to drop on August 25, 2017.  Vocalist Kyle Christensen comments:

“’All Or Nothing’ is a phrase that we live by when it comes to this band and where we want to go with it… The video’s story represents the challenge between chasing your dreams and letting go of stability that you could easily have at home. We all struggle with letting go, because the unknown can be a terrifying place. We face ourselves in the video and also every day while we work to make the best of these opportunities.”

Watch the video below.

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Broadside Streaming New LP In Full

BroadsideBroadside has premiered a full stream of their brand new album, Paradise, which is available as of today on Victory Records.  

Listen to the full disc below.

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Broadside – Laps Around A Picture Frame

BroadsideBroadside has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Laps Around A Picture Frame” and appears on their upcoming release, Paradise, available June 16, 2017 on Victory Records.  

Listen to the song below.

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Broadside – Paradise

BroadsideBroadside has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Paradise” and appears on their upcoming release, Paradise, available June 16, 2017 on Victory Records.  

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Broadside – Hidden Colors

BroadsideBroadside has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Hidden Colors” and appears on their upcoming release, Paradise, available June 16, 2017 on Victory Records.  

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Video: The Tossers – Erin Go Bragh

The TossersCeltic punk band The Tossers have premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “Erin Fo Bragh” from their freshly dropped new album, Smash The Windows, available now via Victory Records

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The Tossers Stream New LP In Full

The TossersCeltic punk band The Tossers have debuted a full stream of their freshly dropped album, Smash The Windows, which released last Friday via long time label Victory Records

Listen to the full disc here courtesy NewNoiseMagazine.

The Tossers Detail Upcoming Album and Tour

The TossersChicago’s Irish folk rockers The Tossers will debut their new full-length album titled Smash The Windows on March 3 via Victory Records. The band is currently premiering a video for Erin Go Bragh, a song off the upcoming album, at New Noise Magazine. Watch the video here and check out the track list below.

Smash The Windows follows the band’s 2013 LP The Emerald City also through Victory Records.

 

Smash The Windows track list:

1. Erin Go Bragh
2. Smash The Windows
3. I Will Court Them All
4. Humors Of Chicago
5. Drinking All The Day
6. The Horses
7. Resurrection Mary
8. Danny Boy
9. 1969
10. Whiskey
11. The Town Where I Was Born
12. My Love
13. Mairi’s Wedding
14. Lots Of Drops Of Brandy
15. A Ghra Mo Chroi
16. Fare You Well
17. The Foggy Dew

In celebration of their new release, The Tossers will embark on an eastern U.S. tour in March, with more dates to be announced. Check out the current dates below.

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Video: The Tossers – Smash The Windows

The TossersCeltic punk band The Tossers have debuted a new music video for the track “Smash The Windows.”  The track will appear on their upcoming album, Smash The Windows, which is due out March 3, 2017 via long time label Victory Records

Watch the video below.

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The Tossers – The Horses

The TossersCeltic punk band The Tossers have debuted a brand track.  The track is titled “The Horses” and is set to appear on their upcoming album, Smash The Windows, which is due out March 3, 2017 via long time label Victory Records

Listen to the song below.

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Carousel Kings Stream New Full Length

carousel-kingsCarousel Kings have premiered a full stream of their upcoming album, Charm City, which is due out on February 20, 2017 via Victory Records.  

Give the full disc a spin here courtesy Rock Sound.

We Ride Sign To Victory Records

Victory RecordsSpain hardcore act We Ride has signed on with Victory Records.  The band plans to released their Victory Records debut, entitled Empowering Life, on April 14, 2017.  Coinciding with the announcement, the band has premiered the song “Self Made” along with a video.

Check out the video below.

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Video: Carousel Kings – Grey Goose

carousel-kingsCarousel Kings have released a new music video.  The video features the track “Grey Goose,” and appears on their upcoming album, Charm City, which is due out on February 20, 2017 via Victory Records.  

Check out the full video below.

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Carousel Kings – Here, Now, Forever

carousel-kingsCarousel Kings have released a new song.  The track is titled “Here, Now, Forever,” and appears on their upcoming album, Charm City, which is due out on February 20, 2017 via Victory Records.  

Check out the song and track listing below.

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Video: High Hopes – Vanguard

Victory RecordsHigh Hopes have released a new music video.  The video features the song “Vanguard” which appears on their latest LP, Sights & Sounds, available now via Victory Records.

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Seeker Streaming First Full Length In Three Years

seekerTexas hardcore trio Seeker is streaming their first album in three years.  The disc is titled Loss and drops today via Victory Records.

Listen to the album here courtesy Terrorizer.

Tours: Victorian Halls / Pseudo Future

Victorian HallsChicago synth-pop act Victorian Halls has announced plans for their “All My Friends Are Dead Tour” with partners Pseudo Future. The tour is a follow up to Victorian Halls’ recent midwest run in June, the band continues to support their latest release, Hyperalgesia, available now via Victory Records.

Tour dates are below.

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Kissing Candice – Taken

Victory RecordsMetalcore act Kissing Candice has premiered a brand new song titled “Taken.”  Bassist Grippo and guitarist Dreamer comment:

“We went into the studio with open minds and a blank slate, leaving everything at the door. ‘Taken’ is the song we have wanted to write… an emotional introspective of the psyche when the most important footholds in life are taken away from you, whether by force or other means.”

Listen to the song below.

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Video: Broadside – The Simple Type

BroadsideBroadside has premiered a new music video.  The video features the song “The Simple Type” and appears on their latest release, Old Bones, available now on Victory Records.  Vocalist Ollie Baxxter comments on the song’g content:

“I wrote it about my younger brother. He’s very low key and makes decisions based off initial judgement. He’s one of those people that you sit back and ask how he got so lucky to not over analyze a decision, doesn’t fear any person, and still comes out on top. Like the line says, ‘Shoot first, ask questions last!’”

Watch the video below.

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Colours Ivory

Colours

Ivory

Victory Records
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Rating: 2/5

 
 

 

 

Colours are a duo comprised of Kyle Tamo, vocals, and Morgan Alley, drums, they headed in a different musical, and geographical, direction when Kyle relocated from Conneticut to Florida and the duo began to lay the foundations of Colours. Their sound is a significant departure from any of their previous rock oriented endeavours, Colours are described as an electro-R&B rock band, after listening to Ivory I feel that the musical emphasis is firmly on the first two elements of that description. Colours entered the studio last year to record Ivory, their debut album, which is the follow up their 2013 Skin And Bones EP.

Ivory is underpinned by a dark R&B synth backing that conjures up a certain kind of painfully hip nightclub at 1am, over this are multi-layered vocals that drift over the beat. If that description sounds like the soundtrack to your Saturday night on the town, and you appreciate a darker, smokier electronic take on R&B then this is an album you should investigate, however, for me the album just doesn’t display enough variety, it remains in a slow late night electro grind throughout it’s entirety.

I’ll be honest, this really isn’t an album that appeals to me, it comes across as music that you hear whilst you’re wishing you were somewhere else, see my previous reference to painfully hip nightclubs. I prefer music to energise me, to make the hairs on the back of my neck stand up or to just grab my attention, and Ivory just doesn’t do that. This is a collection of dark electronica and I can imagine Colours being very successful, they have a clear cross genre appeal with their mix of darkwave and R&B beats, but if it’s all the same I’ll be in the dive bar round the corner until everyone else is ready to go home. I should also point out that calling your band Colours, and naming the album after a colour, means that any google search for this album tends to be heavy on decorating and DIY stores.

Ivory is available direct from Victory Records here

 

Save the Lost Boys

Save The Lost Boys

Temptress

Victory Records
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Rating: 3/5

 
 

 

 

Dayton, Ohio pop-punk act Save The Lost Boys clearly grew up on a diet of Blink 182 and Bowling For Soup.  The nasally vocal interplay between co-vocalists Lee Weiss and Josh Hall is slick and melodic while maintaining the quick and pointed hooks that a 19 year old me would have eagerly sought out at the Vans Warped Tour.  The band’s latest effort, Temptress, does so while maintaining the relevance and contemporary draw to the pop-punk “revival” scene currently propelled by Neck Deep and The Wonder Years.  

The quartet isn’t particularly deep in their approach, but they’re certainly catchy.  Much like those before them, Save The Lost Boys plays simple pop-punk ditties about juvenile crushes and girlfriends-to-be with a naivety and innocence that somehow captures the spark of discovery, without degrading into a practice of stating the obvious.  Tracks like “Wasting My Time” and “Bad Names” jump back and forth between 90’s and 00’s pop-punk drumming before launching into a host of immediately appealing pop-punk hooks and jabs.  In the latter, the band’s playful humour even “pops” in their light-hearted description of fantasizing revenge upon the drama queen perhaps alluded to in the album title.  “You give all girls bad names… I wish I’d care when I cut all your break lines,” humours the band before pacifying their intentions with the line, “speaking figuratively of course.”  The album largely maintains a playful delivery, but during tracks like “DAY>FLL” more so favours the song writing of New Found Glory or All American Reject, in effect driving some less distinct pockets throughout Temptress.

But Save The Lost Boys also positions a few well placed surprises along the way.  For instance, “Dancing (feat. Tyler Smith)” infuses a late song bridge with rap featuring Tyler Smith, and shockingly, it’s not terrible (which characterized my last encounter with hip-hop punk fusions in The Front Bottoms).  Smith’s flow actually matches the overall rhythm and blends in seamlessly without hijacking the song.  In another instance, the band tames their tempo for “Things I Could Never Forget,” which takes on the identity as the token slow song with poise and dignity.

Save The Lost Boys follow a simple formula.  They don’t have all the production excess that plagues contemporary pop-punk, instead focusing on layered vocals and quick, catchy tempos.  Save The Lost Boys present as just four guys writing and playing songs without a keyboard or soundboard to speak of.  It’s refreshing – especially on a label like Victory Records and with album art that suggests they’d love to be the next Fall Out Boy.