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Listen: Pairs & god bows to math – “Split 7″”

Split 7" Cover

Shanghai punk duo Pairs and Auckland noise rock trio god bows to math have come together to create a four track 7″ split. The split is being supported by four different record labels including Muzai Records from New Zealand, Tenzenmen in Australia, the Chinese label Genjing, and Bomb Shop in the United Kingdom. Pairs’ two tracks were recorded, mixed and mastered by Manny Nieto in a dusty hut out in the guts of Yangpu. god bows to math’s side was recorded and mixed by Donnie Miller at Nowhere Audio in Brisbane, and then mastered by Nick Roughan in Auckland. According to Bomb Shop “each label is doing their allocation of this limited edition slightly differently” so depending on your geographic location you may receive different goodies. Kudos to whoever thought of the cute pop-up of all the band members playing their respective instruments inside the gatefold.

If you want to purchase this split and are in NZ you can do so here, and if you’re in the UK, Europe or Japan you can pick it up here. For fans elsewhere, the two other labels don’t seem to have purchasing options right now. Stream the split in its entirety courtesy of Bomb Shop here.

Stream: Fall Out Boy – “Pax•Am Days”

Fall Out Boy Press
Fall Out Boy are currently streaming their brand new, recently recorded EP (with producer Ryan Adams) titled PAX•AM Days. The EP is eight tracks long, and is heavily influenced by ’80s and ’90s punk/hardcore. It’s set to drop on October 15 on Island Records, along with a double disc reissue of their latest LP, Save Rock and Roll. Check out the stream below!

Listen: Sleepwave – “Rock and Roll Is Dead and So Am I”

Sleepwave Press
Sleepwave is a brand new band, launched last week via two cryptic Youtube videos (which can be viewed here and here), featuring former Underoath frontman Spencer Chamberlain and his long time friend Stephen Bowman. Together the two have recently released their first song, entitled “Rock and Roll Is Dead and So Am I.” The song is available for download free on their website.

Regarding the free download, Chamberlain says, “I’ve been dying to share this music with the world and I don’t want kids to have to pay to find out what Sleepwave sounds like, so this one is free for everyone who has stuck it out with me- thank you.”

Alongside the free download, Sleepwave have announced four intimate shows this November. Tickets are already available online and can be found on the same page as the music download, while tour dates are listed below:

November 16th– State Theatre, St Petersburg, FL.

November 17th– Masquerade, Purgatory, Atlanta, GA

November 20th– Santos Party House, New York, NY

November 21st– North Star Bar, Philadelphia, PA

“We decided to play these shows in smaller, more intimate rooms,” Chamberlain says of the upcoming tour.  “Before this record comes out and I’m back behind a barricade or on some festival, I really want to get in a room with some excited people, get face to face and meet every single one of them.  Something special, something different, something to be remembered.”

If you were an Underoath or simply a fan of rock in general, be sure to download the song. Also like them on Facebook and subscribe to their Youtube channel! This rock duo have already started out strong and will no doubt continue to produce amazing tunes in the near future.

Stream: Dance Gavin Dance – “Acceptance Speech”

Dance Gavin Dance Press
Post-hardcore band Dance Gavin Dance have recently uploaded all of the songs on their upcoming album Acceptance Speech on the Rise Records Youtube Channel. The album will be the Sacremento outfit’s first full-length album since 2011’s Downtown Battle Mountain II, and it will be the first album to feature new clean vocalist Tilian Pearson, formerly from the band Tides Of Man.

Acceptance Speech will be available for purchase starting October 8, but in the meantime, you can stream its entirety below:

Stream: A Skylit Drive – “Rise”

A Skylit Drive Press 2013
Post-hardcore band A Skylit Drive have put their latest album “Rise”, in its entirety on Youtube. Check out the album stream below! Rise was released online and in-stores today. You can buy the album here! For more information follow them on Facebook!

Pierce The Veil Announce “This Is A Wasteland” Tour Documentary

Pierce The Veil Press
San Diego post-hardcore band Pierce The Veil have just announced their upcoming worldwide tour documentary DVD, “This Is A Wasteland”.

“Our first world tour was absolutely the craziest experience of our lives.. and we filmed EVERYTHING! Follow along as we visit uncharted territories in search of the best shows and thrilling experiences we could absolutely find along the way. This DVD is for the fans and the fans only. Thank you for letting us travel the world and share this adventure with you!” – Vic, Mike, Tony, and Jaime

The documentary is 60-minutes of power-packed footage that chronicles our life on the road, exclusive interviews, previously unreleased live footage, 3 music videos and everything in-between. The DVD will be released in stores WORLDWIDE and is packaged in a stunning, hard-bound book with 28 pages that features photos, artwork, and liner notes.”

The DVD is set to be released on November 11th, and will be available on iTunes. Check out the official trailer below!

Microwave Release “When The Fever Breaks”


Microwave was born in a storage facility in Woodstock, Georgia in late 2012 from a collection of different members of past and present local Atlanta bands. Their sound is a blend of indie and post-hardcore that allows for both sonic intricacy and an industrial sound. In the Spring of 2013, the band created their EP, When The Fever Breaks, which was released last week.

The EP explores life without direction; being caught up in obsessive compulsions and social insecurities. The need to make a meaningful contribution to society coupled with the fear that accompanies the sobering of a reckless lifestyle is where the emotion is drawn from in these songs. With two releases in less than a year this young band’s growth and maturation is exciting to witness.

Their EP is available to stream below or to pick up on a “Name Your Price” basis on their Bandcamp which you can go to here. If you enjoy the release, don’t forget to check out their first album, Nowhere Feels Like Home and their other EP Swine Driver. For more information follow the band on Facebook!

“Punk Goes Christmas” Compilation Announced

Fearless Records
Fearless Records has just announced the latest installment in their widely received “Punk Goes…” series, Punk Goes Christmas. The upcoming compilation will be released November 5th, and features bands from pop-punk giants New Found Glory to metalcore up -and-comers Issues with their take on classic Christmas jams such as This Christmas, as well as unreleased holiday themed tracks. Check out the full track list below!

1. New Found Glory – “Nothing For Christmas”
2. All Time Low – “Fool’s Holiday”
3. Real Friends – “I Had A Heart”
4. Man Overboard – “Father Christmas”
5. The Summer Set – “This Christmas”
6. Crown The Empire – “There Will Be No Christmas”
7. Yellowcard – “Christmas Lights”
8. Issues – “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays”
9. Jason Lancaster (of Go Radio) – “All I Can Give You”
10. Set It Off – “This Christmas Day (I’ll Burn It To The Ground)”
11. The Ready Set – “I Don’t Wanna Spend Another Christmas Without You”
12. William Beckett – “Do You Hear What I Hear?”

Watch: Mayday Parade – “Girls”

Mayday Parade have just released a new song, entitled “Girls.” The tune is the second released single off of the Floridian band’s upcoming full-length album Monsters in the Closet, set for release on October 8th via Fearless Records.

While you watch the lyric video below, remember that Mayday Parade is also headlining the Glamour Kills Tour, where they will be joined by bands Man Overboard, Cartel, and Stages & Stereos. Also, if you’re looking to pre-order Monsters in the Closet, be sure to buy one of the twelve available bundles here!

Stream: Rise Against – “Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides and Covers”

Rise Against Album Cover
Veteran band Rise Against have recently released a stream of their upcoming Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides and Covers, which is slated for purchase starting September 10th. The album is exactly what the name suggests: songs from their myriad albums that were classified as secondary in favor of other more popular songs. These under-appreciated tunes, including covers of Bruce Springsteen, Journey, and Nirvana, reflect the aggressive and energetic sound of the Chicago punk rock outfit and are definitely worth a listen for both fan and newcomer alike. You can stream the 26-song album here via Radio.com, and you can purchase a pre-order of the album here.