The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die set the initial date of June 18th for their debut full length album Whenever, If Ever to be released on vinyl, CD and digitally. However due to a leak, it was released a month earlier than expected. You can pick up the album in various packages from the Topshelf Records website, and get it digitally on their Bandcamp page. The band “speak to a universal experience: of home, of suburbia, of community, of nostalgia for a time not so long ago after all. Atmospheric and breathy, emotionally raw and heavy, The World Is’ reputation as one of today’s seminal “second-waver“ emo bands precedes them.” If you’re a fan of the emo revival bands such as Brave Bird and Empire! Empire! (I Was A Lonely Estate) I would not recommend on missing out on this album with its intricate twinkly melodies and heart-wrenching lyrics and vocals. Stream the Whenever, If Ever in its entirety below.
Air Marshal Landing’sdebut record You Used To Be Me is set to be released on the 4th of June. In preparation for the release, the track Little Town is available to download on a “Name Your Price” basis from their Bandcamp page, alongside a music video which you can watch below. The video was directed by Michael Schmidt and includes, “one of us dressed in drag, one of us twirling an evil moustache, and one of us failing to be a hero.” Little Town, an indie number, contains a mention to Death Cab For Cutie’s Summer Skin alongside incorporating the surprising use of a melodica at the beginning. The electric guitar riffs accompanied by synchronised percussion give off The Strokesvibes and make you want to “dance back to where you came from!”
Post-hardcore band Pierce The Veil are premiering the new music video for their song, Bulls In The Bronx, on their Vevo Youtube channel. The song is the fifth track off of their latest album, Collide With The Sky, released last year. Along with Bulls In The Bronx, the band has also shot and released videos for the songs King For A Day and Hell Above.
The band are currently on their month-long sold out Spring Fever Tour, with co-headliner All Time Low and supporters Mayday Parade and You Me At Six. Pierce The Veil celebrated Cinco de Mayo last Sunday by releasing their third signature hot sauce, Ragin’ Cajun, which is available for purchase here. Check out the new music video below!
The Wonder Yearshave released the third song off of their upcoming full-length, The GreatestGeneration, titled The Bastards, The Vultures, The Wolves. Check out the video here, as well the videos for their two previous songs Passing Through A Screen Door and Dismantling Summer. Let us know what you think in the comments below! The album will be released on May 14th by Hopeless Records. You can preorder the record on their website.
Pikachunes, Kiwi disco pop artist, last week released a music video for his track, Cinnamon Pop Dream off of his new EP Miles. After producing one of my favorite music videos in 2011 for the song Nervous which you can see here, this new video incorporates the same amount of creativity. A completely stop motion effort, solely filmed within a bathroom stall with just the right amount of obscurity that compliments the song perfectly. Stream the video below, and pick up the EP on a “Name Your Price” basis on Lil’ Chief Records’Bandcamp page.
The Front Bottoms have released a new song titled Twin Size Mattress accompanied by a music video which you can watch below. This song is from their new album Talon of the Hawk that will be released on the 21st of May through Bar/None Records. You can pre-order Talon of the Hawk as a 12″ vinyl or a CD.
…more fireworks, more swimming pools, more beer, more fun.
The release of the new album will be followed by a tour of the USA which you can buy tickets for here. For more information, check out their Facebook page and website. The following was said about the upcoming album by Bar/None Records. ”At the core of The Front Bottoms’ new album Talon of the Hawk, is the crazy hybrid of slamming rock drumming and acoustic guitar The Front Bottoms are known for, but this time the band augments their sound with electric guitars, synths, even a little accordion. Over top is Brian Sella’s confident heartfelt vocals that will have you laughing one minute, crying the next and then maybe pumping your fist and singing along when you least suspect it. Talon of the Hawk rocks harder than their debut and it is more complex in both subject matter and arrangements. Once this sucker gets it’s claws in you’re going to soar.”
mewithoutYou have released a video for their song February 1878 from their album released last year Ten Stories. Now a completely independent band, their music video was thus self-funded. You can donate to the band on a “Name Your Price” basis and recieve a DRM-free HD copy of the video here. The footage was shot by The Ely Bros and Arsenal AV and edited by Andre Comfort with special thanks to Daniel Gauthier. Watch the video below, and donate if you can.
The Front Bottoms, acoustic punk band from New Jersey have released a video for their track Mountain from their 2011 self titled album. Known for frontman Brian Sella’s relatable lyrics, The Front Bottoms have recently finished recording their sophomore album and now fans are eagerly anticipating a release date.
Here is what Matt Uychich, drummer of the band had to say about the video. ”We had picked up a bunch of fireworks on tour and when we got home we had a few days off. So, we called up our good friend Mark Jaworski and asked him if he wanted to bring his camera along, drink Four Loko and light them off. This is what happened.”
You can purchase their self titled album digitally from iTunes, or purchase a 12″ vinyl version of it from Bar/None Records. For more information about the band check out their Facebook page.
Cool Serbia is three piece Noise-pop band out of Brooklyn. They formed in 2010 and over the past year have been touring throughout the East Coast. There was a bit of buzz about these guys, yet I could never get my hands on any of their material. I eventually came to the realization that they had not actually released any material. Kill Someone is the only song I’ve ever managed to find, it’s got a very jangly guitar vibe to it but in a loud shoegaze manor. On March 5th they are going to release their first EP, pre-orders are available now through their bandcamp. It’s said that the band will tour the US after the release, yet dates don’t seem to be public. Check out their Facebook for more information. Kill Someone can be streamed below and will be featured on the EP.