Senses Fail Announce New Album and Spring Tour

While gearing up for their next album release on February 16, 2018, Sense Fail have also announced a full tour. Hitting the road with support from Have Mercy and Household, the tour will kick off March 3, 2018 and span various cities until coming to a close in Las Vegas at the end of March.

The new album, If There Is A Light, It Will Find You, is the first solo production from Beau Burchell who has worked with industry professionals such as Moose Blood, Saosin and Hands Like Houses. Taking inspiration from life changes and the ups and downs that come, If There Is A Light, It Will Find You is inpired by singer Buddy Nielsens personal life.

Preorder If There Is A Light, It Will Find You online | Here | before the release this week.

Full tour dates and available tickets for the upcoming tour are available online |Here|.

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STREAM : Good Tiger – “Salt Of The Earth”

Rock outfit Good Tiger has grown drastically in their music since their debut with 2015’s record, A Head Full of Moonlight. With their sophomore release We Will All Be Gone out this past week, Good Tiger hopes that their career continues to progress and develop in the alternative rock scene.

The lead single from We Will All Be Gone, “Salt Of The Earth” debuted through Alternative Press as the music video was streamed to the outlet’s audiences. Good Tiger guitarist Dez Nagle shares his thoughts on the video stating,  “The video for ‘Salt Of The Earth’ was filmed during our last US tour, showing a small insight into our lives on the road. The song is a lot of fun to play live and we look forward to playing it on every continent we can in 2018.”

Good Tiger has also announced that they will be touring this spring as direct support for Protest The Hero. The tour kicks off on April 19th, and includes stops in New York City, Philadelphia, Cleveland, and more. Full tour dates and tickets are currently available online |Here|.

Stream the single “Salt Of The Earth” online now or below the jump!

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STREAM : Romance & Rebellion – “Boys Don’t Cry”

Finding a name for themselves in the social media digital age, Los Angeles musicians Romance and Rebellion (David LaViola (Guitar, Lead Vocals), Aaron Medina (Guitar, Harmony Vocals), Aleksander James (Guitar, Harmony Vocals), Brandon Davis (Bass, Vocals), Kyle Jordan Mueller (Drums) broke into the music scene in 2015. After the release of their debut EP in June 2016, they had to opportunity to take the stage at influential festivals such as Warped Tour and SXSW, and even headlined Emo Nite LA.  With a few years now under their belt, Romance and Rebellion are currently promoting their sophomore EP release, Amps & Anthems.

The lead single from the record is titled “Boys Don’t Cry” and is dedicated to breaking down the traditional gender stereotypes associated with daily interactions between men and women. Highlighting this factor, LaViola shares the deeper message behind the track stating, Boys don’t have to be ‘boys’…girls don’t have to be ‘girls’…and everyone should be able to rock a little pink.  ‘BOYS DON’T CRY’ is an anthem for anyone who is anything but normal.”

Amps & Anthems is detailed as having the right mixture of ” emo-studded angst, dripping with candy-coated heartache, wrapped in youthfully rebellious pop rock” says LaViola, as the album signifies a huge stepping stone in the band’s overall career and the path to success.

Amps & Anthems is available for purchase through the bands |Webpage|.

Stream the single “Boys Don’t Cry” online through |Youtube| or below the jump.

Keep updated on Romance & Rebellion via social media through |Website| |Twitter|Instagram| and |Facebook| .

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STREAM – Household “Dark Matter”

Natives of Minneapolis, Household ( vocalist and bassist Joshua Gilbert, drummer Matthew Anthony, and guitarist Nathanael Olsen) are eagerly awaiting the release of their upcoming record, Everything A River Should Be, due out later this month on February 23rd through Equal Vision Records. Showcasing their newest single “Dark Matter”, the single serves as an excellent preview of what is yet to come with the full release.

Household’s vocalists and bassist Joshua Gilbert speaks highly about the track, stating, “I feel like this song portrays the worst side of relationships gone bad. The idea of dark matter and black holes is that there’s a lot of mystery behind them, but we do know that they are distractive and pull things into themselves.”

Household will be touring in support of the new record this winter with Senses Fail, Reggie & The Full Effect, and Have Mercy. The run kicks off in Santa Ana on February 27th and concludes in Las Vegas on March 31st. For more tour dates check out Equal Visions webpage or the full list of dates below. Tickets are currently available for purchase online |Here|.

Preorder the new album Everything A River Should Be online before the official release online through |Webstore| and |Itunes|.

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Album Review : Capital North – “Sea to Sky”

Capital North’s EP Sea to Sky is a record that has something for every kind of listener.  Musicians Jonathan Farrar (Guitar/Vocals) and Anthony Zichella (Vocals), Capital North hail from Pasadena, CA and was formed after Farrar traveled the world for a year on a mission of soul searching while Zichella went on to graduate culinary school and pursue his passion as a chef, but both found their way back to music. Together, the duo have created a 6-track EP that discusses relatable topics from personal struggles like health, love, and loss to the human condition.

Kicking off the record comes “Sea”, an easy instrumental track that seamlessly flows into the high tempo and energetic “Broken Vessel”. Highlight tracks include the mesmerizing and haunting “For A Living”, which includes a heavy dose of guitars, some hardcore themes in breakdowns and a lot in energy on the first half of the record. Next up comes “Glass Houses”, which gives me a lot of good vibes, as I am a HUGE fan of melodic and absolutely powerful vocals. The chorus brings out a perfect blend of the heavy guitars and the vocals, which just makes for a really amazing track to listen to and jam out.

Closing out the record comes “Household Wards”, which slows things down from the previous fast tempo of the EP. The meaningful lyrics melded with the softer guitars really highlights “Household Wars”, allowing the track to stand out on the record, and I believe this will become a fan favorite. The closer, “Sky” blends a lot of the same post-hardcore melodies, and adds that final punch to create a lasting impact.

Overall, Sea To Sky is a really cool record for those who enjoy the post-hardcore/alternative scene. For the fans of bands such as Hands Like Houses, Palisades and even Silverstein… check out what Capital North has to offer.

You won’t be disappointed.

Preorder Sea To Sky before the release on March 2, 2018 online: |Itunes| |Web|

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ALBUM REVIEW : RIVALS – “Damned Soul”

With 2018 underway, many of us music fans are eagerly awaiting new releases from many artists to fill the new year. Alternative band RIVALS have just released their new EP through Smartpunk Records entitled, Damned Soul. The record has many musical masterminds behind the production, such as by John Espy (Red Jumpsuit Apparatus) and Aaron Edwards (Sick Puppies, Elohim, The Cab), with additional writing for drums and mixing/mastering by Cody Stewart (The Browning, Rings of Saturn, Falsifier).

Gaining popular internet attention for their viral cover of Twenty One Pilots “Heathens”,  RIVALS have quickly made a name for themselves in the scene following their debut EP Haunted/Hunted. From touring alongside bands on the Vans Warped Tour to supporting tours with Story Untold and Best Kept Secret, the unique rock three-piece can stand successfully in the genre. Damned Soul is the band’s first full-length release, forwarding their musical career.

Damned Soul kicks off with high energy, as strong guitars open “Over It” indicating a much heavier intention that the 2015 debut.  Matching Kalie Wolf’s vocals, the album picks up the pace musically as the tracks continue. Some that should not be missed on your first listen include the title track “Damned Soul”, “Misery Memory” and the powerful closer “To: Leila”. Overall, Damned Soul cements itself as a unique record, incorporating influences of synth pop and heavy rock. Any fans of the modern rock genre and contemporary pop punk looking for something fun and entertaining this new year, check out this album.

Stream or purchase Damned Soul available now via Web| Spotify | Itunes

Keep up with RIVALS online through social media : Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Watch : Green Day “Still Breathing”

The monumental release of Green Day‘s 12th studio album, Revolution Radio took diehard fans for a ride, but the band isn’t done just yet. With a huge tour announced for North America, Green Day also released an emotional video for Revolution Radio and a popular fan favorite track, “Still Breathing”.

“Still Breathing” is heavily influenced by Billie Joe Armstrong’s own struggles from the frontman’s 2012/2013 stint in rehab for alcohol abuse and the isolation and lost feeling is heavily mirrored with the music video, setting an emotional tone right off the bat.  The video also showcases other people within the shots, sharing this overwhelming feeling of being lost, which is a very beautiful and creative way to develop the music video along with the emotional tones of the song.

The climax of the video shows fellow Green Day members, Mike Dirnt and Tre Cool, playing alone in a warehouse…just patiently waiting for their frontman to return.

(Not going to lie, I shed a few tears…Green Day fans it’s a tough one.)

Watch the emotional video for “Still Breathing” below the jump, and make sure to catch Green Day on tour now by purchasing tickets here or purchase Revolution Radio or any cd here!

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SPOTLIGHT : Bryan Howell and The Standalones

Showcasing artists in the scene is a huge part of this blog, and today we will dive into the story and inspiration behind musician and alt. rocker, Bryan Howell. Hailing originally from New York, the musician made the move to the big city of Nashville, TN for a chance at recognition and stardom in his music career. Being inspired by vintage rock and roll, Howell makes a name for himself through putting everything he has out into his music, which is displayed clearly in his new album entitled Take The Risk.

With a few singles released under the name Bryan Howell & The Standalones, this alternative rocker has a shot at making it into on-air radio, with the grit and guitars very reminiscent of many rock and alternative icons.  The track “Apologies And Promises” can appeal to almost any generation who just loves the classic rock and roll sound, while Howell’s other single, “Your Saturday Night” gives a faster-paced sound with the same classic grit many will enjoy. With Howell’s unique voice, “Your Saturday Night” makes it a great track to add to any alt. rock lover’s collection.

Listen to more of Bryan Howell & The Standalones via their Bandcamp here or keep updated via Facebook here, and make sure to check out the  music video for “Your Saturday Night” below the jump!

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