‘Red Leather Jacket’ by The Gettysburg Address Is Glum Jersey Punk

‘Red Leather Jacket’ by The Gettysburg Address is some glum, plinky emo out of the Garden State with strong math rock influences. These guys have “released an EP, an 8-song album, and one single from an upcoming EP.” They say their “influences have shifted from 2000s emo and post-hardcore bands towards emo revival and mid-nineties midwest bands.” Although the lyrical content on here is super … Continue reading ‘Red Leather Jacket’ by The Gettysburg Address Is Glum Jersey Punk

Svcred’s ‘Paradise’ Is Glitzy, Cinematic Hard Rock with a Gothic Flair

Svcred’s ‘Paradise’ is clean, dramatic Australian hard rock with a decidedly dusky flair. “Refining their trademark blend of gothic ambience and groove driven guitar work even further,” the band says that on this track they, “are proud to have created something that stands as uniquely their own.” This is a very tight, precise performance, but that doesn’t lead the group to sacrifice on the emotional … Continue reading Svcred’s ‘Paradise’ Is Glitzy, Cinematic Hard Rock with a Gothic Flair

Self Evident’s ‘Lost Inside the Machinery’ Is Slow, Expansive Artfully-Composed Alt-Rock

Self Evident’s ‘Lost Inside the Machinery’ is crawling, pensive alternative rock with an expansive, non-traditional approach. “Hailing from Minneapolis,” this self-described experimental rock group “has been at it since forming in 1997,” they say. The trio is made up of three musicians who have more than raw talent – they have over two decades of experience under their belts. It really shows. There’s a level … Continue reading Self Evident’s ‘Lost Inside the Machinery’ Is Slow, Expansive Artfully-Composed Alt-Rock

Ithomiid’s ‘Earthbound’ Is Crunchy Hardcore with a Melodic, Personal Take

Ithomiid’s ‘Earthbound’ is punishingly melodic hardcore with some clear cues from the metal and alt-rock worlds. They describe their approach as featuring, “introspective lyrics backed with a progressive hybrid of fast paced punk and heavy hard metal.” Continue reading Ithomiid’s ‘Earthbound’ Is Crunchy Hardcore with a Melodic, Personal Take

‘Fast Friends’ by Dad Hats Is High-Strung Indie with an Emo-Pop Take

‘Fast Friends’ by Dad Hats is fast, sad indie rock fused with high-energy take on pop punk. “Dad Hats flirts with the nineties, makes out with indie rock and is married to catchy hooks,” they say, and set “themselves apart in the Nashville music scene with nonstop, high energy live shows.” Continue reading ‘Fast Friends’ by Dad Hats Is High-Strung Indie with an Emo-Pop Take

The Bare Minimum’s ‘Safe Bet’ Is Brief, Buzzing Punk Rock with a Solid Video

The Bare Minimum’s ‘Safe Bet’ is short, intensely melodic punk rock with an irreverent, traditionalist take. This, they say, is “the first track from our upcoming EP Where the Buses Don’t Come,” which will be out on November 2nd. Continue reading The Bare Minimum’s ‘Safe Bet’ Is Brief, Buzzing Punk Rock with a Solid Video

‘Conflict Resolution’ by Bloody English Is Straightforward, Anxious London Punk

The group is “primarily a family affair with brothers Peter and Andrew Gomez joining their cousin, Chris Reynolds and his friend Sean O’Hanlon to form a covers band for a friend’s memorial gig,” they say. “When Laurence Burden was recruited as vocalist they began writing original material.” They describe their sound as “like the dismantling of the war machine in front of a crowd ready to smash the system. It’s an angry howl, an impassioned plea to dance, shout and feel,” which they compare to Nirvana, The Pixies and At The Drive-In. Continue reading ‘Conflict Resolution’ by Bloody English Is Straightforward, Anxious London Punk

‘FU/FA’ by Daniels Street Is Jangly, Eclectic Pop Punk with Sad Lyrical Themes

‘FU/FA’ by Daniels Street is jangly, eclectic pop punk with a melancholy sensibility. They describe the tune as, “about a relationship gone bad and drug abuse, making use of both electric and acoustic guitars. It approaches heavy subject matter with a light attitude,” Continue reading ‘FU/FA’ by Daniels Street Is Jangly, Eclectic Pop Punk with Sad Lyrical Themes

Third and Delware’s ‘Roads in Antarctica’ Is Glitzy, Atmospheric Modern Metalcore

Third and Delaware’s ‘Roads In Antarctica’ is a glitzy, atmospheric take on modern metalcore. This crew make significant use of “heavy influences while incorporating other genres to bring a unique yet familiar sound to the scene.” Their new EP, Generations, is out now. This group definitely takes a lot from what already exists in the scene, but at the same time they deliver it with an … Continue reading Third and Delware’s ‘Roads in Antarctica’ Is Glitzy, Atmospheric Modern Metalcore

‘Dark Places’ by Statues Is Grimy, Sad Swedish Punk Rock

‘Dark Places’ by Statues is grimy, sad punk rock with a decidedly political bent. This “indie-rock outfit… from Umeå, Sweden has a dense stubbornness as their musical trademark,” they say. “At the same time there is an unobtrusive security and a sense of dynamics in the group’s tasteful association of tantrum noises and winding melodies.” This is definitely punk rock, but at the same time … Continue reading ‘Dark Places’ by Statues Is Grimy, Sad Swedish Punk Rock