Having already released three albums, performed at the London 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremony, and also written the Bafta and Ivor Novello award-winning themes to hit BBC dramas Wallander and The Shadow Line, you can definitely say that Emily Barker & The Red Clay have had a successful career to date, and come July 8th they’ll be looking to add to this with the release of a new studio album via Linn Records.
‘Dear River‘ is the first single to be lifted from the studio album of the same name, and Emily Barker has had the following to say about the track:
Dear River is a song about journey, it is a longing for the unfamiliar, where the journey itself becomes a home. However, the more I travel and experience, the more the river calls me back and I start longing for what I knew: those first landscapes, those first loves
You can watch the official video for the ‘Dear River‘ single below:
For all those of you out there that love your pop-punk, The Wonder Years have made their new ‘The Greatest Generation‘ studio album available for streaming on YouTube.
‘The Greatest Generation‘ is the fourth studio release to date from The Wonder Years, and is another absolutely fantastic album from the band which will no doubt strengthen their already incredibly sturdy reputation within the pop-punk scene and beyond.
You can listen to the ‘The Greatest Generation‘ album below:
Chunk! No, Captain Chunk!’s new studio album ‘Pardon My French‘ is officially released on April 30th via Fearless Records, and the album is now available on YouTube for streaming in its entirety.
‘Pardon My French‘ is the second studio album from the French pop-punk band, following on from 2010s ‘Something for Nothing‘. The new album from the band features twelve tracks and has been produced by Joey Sturgis.
You can listen to the new Chunk! No, Captain Chunk! studio album below:
Brighton folk-rockers Levellers are releasing a five track anti-war EP on May 5th 2013, in support of War Child, the charity for children affected by war and set up to protect children living in the world’s most dangerous war zones. Four of the band’s most poignant anti-war songs are featured on the EP, including a re-recorded version of ‘The Recruiting Sergeant‘ (in addition to the original), complete with special guests The Copper Family, Dan Walsh and Shona Kipling.
All profits from the release of the War Child version of ‘The Recruiting Sergeant‘ will be donated to War Child.
You can watch the official video for ‘The Recruiting Sergeant‘ below:
Chicago hardcore band Harm’s Way will soon release the ‘Blinded‘ EP through Deathwish, and the band has now officially revealed the cover art and tracklisting for the release.
‘Blinded‘ has been illustrated by Florian Bertmer (Converge, Pig Destroyer), and was recorded at Brick Top Recordings by engineer Andy Nelson (Weekend Nachos).
The cover art for the ‘Blinded‘ EP can be seen above, and the tracklisting is as follows:
1. Frontal Lobe
2. Mind Control
4. Blind Stare
5. Live to Loathe
Highland based indie-pop band KOBI have been working with the Grammy Award winning Steve Orchard (Noel Gallagher, Travis, Paul McCartney), and the band are now excited to unveil their debut single in the form of ‘All The Way‘.
‘All the Way‘ finds KOBI in unashamed pop territory, drawing upon a love of 80s acts such as The Cars, The Blue Nile, and Aztec Camera as much as contemporary acts like Foals and The Arcade Fire, merging these two musical loves im order to produce their own brand of absolutely beautiful indie-pop music.
KOBI frontman Gary Thain had the following to say about the single:
The time is right to for us to unleash this track! We really embraced our pop sensibilities on this and have been blown away by the crowds reaction when we debuted the song as part of our live set
‘All The Way‘ is available now via iTunes, and you can watch the official video for the single below:
Jimmy Eat World is to release a brand new studio album on June 11th in the form of ‘Damage‘, and the band has now made the title track for the album available to stream and purchase through Soundcloud.
‘Damage‘ is the eighth Jimmy Eat World studio album to date, following on from 2010s ‘Invented‘ studio release.
You can listen to Jimmy Eat World’s ‘Damage‘ below:
Deafheaven will release a brand new studio album in June in the form of ‘Sunbather‘, and throughout the duration of recording this new album, the band welcomed director Bryan Proteau into the studio to capture footage that would ultimately become a special sneak peek video which is available for you to watch below.
‘Sunbather‘ was recorded and engineered by Jack Shirley (Funeral Diner, Comadre) and designed by Nick Steinhardt (Touche Amore). ‘Sunbather‘ is Deafheaven’s second studio album, following on from the ‘Roads to Judah‘ debut which was released in 2011.
‘Sunbather‘ will be released through Deathwish on June 11th 2013, and you can watch the sneak peek video below:
If you love your metalcore, but also have a fine appreciation for AMC’s Breaking Bad, then you should absolutely love this new video for Beyond Dishonor’s ‘Heisenberg‘.
Complete with the yellow lab suit’s that you’d expect from a Breaking Bad inspired song/video, Beyond Dishonor’s ‘Heisenberg‘ also happens to be an absolutely brilliant piece of music, so definitely gets two thumbs up from us as both an offering of metalcore and also as a homage to one of the best TV series’ to have been released in the past decade.
The band’s lead vocalist Reese Dunlap had the following to say about the decision to dedicate a song to the popular TV series:
It’s an obvious homage to one of our favorite pieces of entertainment, but it is wrapped around a stronger metaphor – just as Walt perfects the formula against his better judgement, so too are we forced to find and perfect the formula for notice and respect in this tumultuous industry and genre. That theme is referenced throughout the song, and goes one step further in the video, where we are, in a sense, a victim of this formulaic control. It is only when we have ‘perfected the formula’ that we can finally escape mediocrity.
You can check out Beyond Dishonor’s ‘Heisenberg‘ video below:
Industrial metal band Dawn Of Ashes is currently offering away ‘Poisoning the steps of Babel‘ as a free download. The track features Nero Bellum and is taken from the band’s ‘Anathema‘ studio album which is out now through Metropolis Records.
If you’ve not already heard the band’s ‘Anathema‘ studio release then you can head over to Spotify and listen to the album on there, right now.
You can listen to / download ‘Poisoning the steps of Babel‘ below: