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Here are some of our most recommended upcoming releases.

Dream Eraser
No LightsJune 9th, 2023

San Francisco-based post-punk quartet NO LIGHTS announces their debut LP, Dream Eraser, confirming the album for a June 9, 2023 release through The Ghost Is Clear Records.

There isn’t an obvious phonic principle that connects the post-punk, indie pop of NO LIGHTS to more than two decades of Bay Area hardcore and metal. Perhaps it’s ...

Life Is A Blur
SuperbloomJune 8th, 2023

Brooklyn, NY alternative rock band Superbloom has announced a June 8th release date for its new EP 'Life's A Blur.' The four-piece, made up of Dave Hoon (vocals/guitars), Tim Choate (guitars), Brian DiMeglio (bass) and Matteo Dix (drums), has released the EP's first single "Head First", which is streaming below. A consc ...

See Change
Don't SleepJune 2nd, 2023

Melodic hardcore band Don't Sleep are preparing to release their sophomore album, 'See Change.' The 9-track LP was co-produced by the GRAMMY-nominated team of Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Silverstein) and will be out on June 2 via End Hits Records. The band, made up of Dave Smalley (DAG NASTY, ALL, DOWN BY LAW ...

Beach FossilsJune 2nd, 2023

New York's lo-fi dream pop indie rockers Beach Fossils have announced their new LP titled "Bunny" set for release on June 2, 2023 via Bayonet Records. Throughout the last fifteen years, Beach Fossils have steadily earned their stature as one of the most definitive and enduring bands of the 2010s New York underground, consistentl ...

Change The Way You Think About Pain
IncendiaryMay 26th, 2023

New York hardcore band Incendiary will release their fourth LP titled "Change The Way You Think About Pain" on May 26, 2023 via Closed Casket Activities. Armed with crushing metallic riffs, instantly both fresh and familiar, Incendiary populate each of their four full-length albums with irresistibly energized rhythms and adrenalized u ...

Freak of Nature
Heart Attack ManMay 26th, 2023

Heart Attack Man will be releasing their new album Freak Of Nature on May 26th, 2023. The band has also released the albums lead single and title track with an accompanying music video that can be streamed below.

Heart Attack Man write the soundtrack to “figuring it out.” Rife with intricate riffs, gleefully catchy choruses, robust ...

Southeast of Somewhere
Kerosene HeightsMay 19th, 2023

Asheville, North Carolina emo-punk band Kerosene Heights have just announced their first full-length album, Southeast of Somewhere, due May 19 via No Sleep Records. The album features the recently-released album version of "Kathryn" as well as their latest single from the forthcoming LP "Perfect Timing." The album consists o ...

Why Would I Watch
Hot MulliganMay 12th, 2023

Lansing, Michigan's Hot Mulligan - self proclaimed #1 Hot New Band and inventors of Post-Emo - have formally announced their forthcoming new album ‘Why Would I Watch’ out May 12 via Wax Bodega. A new song titled “Shhh! Golf Is On”, taken from the album, is out now and can streamed below.

Produced by longtime collaborator Brett ...

Single Coil Candy
Bring The HoaxMay 12th, 2023

Stockholm, Sweden indie-rockers Bring The Hoax have announced the release of their debut album titled "Single Coil Candy" set for release May 12, 2023 via the incredible Lövely Records. The album consists of 10 songs mixing indie, power pop, grunge and modern rock into a unique blend of alternative rock, infused with strong fuzzy guita ...

Black Arcs Rising
StatuesMay 5th, 2023

Swedish rock trio Statues have just announced their third LP titled "Black Arcs Rising" via Lövely Records, set for release on May 5, 2023, and follows up their 2020 sophomore album release titled "Holocene". Recorded at Svenska grammofonstudion in Gothenburg, this new 12 track full-length release brings back the imperishabl ...

 Alchemy For The Dead
SpotlightsApril 28th, 2023

Spotlights, the hypnotic trio featuring married couple Mario and Sarah Quintero with Chris Enriquez, will release their new album, Alchemy For The Dead, on April 28 via Ipecac Recordings.

The album, written and recorded following the band’s move to Pittsburgh, finds the trio once again balancing the tightrope of light and dark, toyi ...

This Will All End
OvergrowApril 28th, 2023

Columbus, Ohio / midwestern sad-rock band Overgrow, the musical brainchild of singer-songwriter Jake Ciccotelli, will be releasing a new 4 song EP titled "This Will All End" on April 28, 2023 via Acrobat Unstable. The EP will follow their outstanding self released LP from 2022 titled "Walls of Mirrors" along with their 3 prev ...

Make Up Your Place
Tiny VoicesApril 20th, 2023

Oshkosh, Wisconsin based emo band Tiny Voices, will release their new EP, Make Up Your Place, on April 20, 2023 via Thumbs Up Records. The band has also released a video for their song “Minnesota, Wild” taken from the forthcoming EP which can be streamed below. With a solid, unique, and high energy sound, Tiny Voices is well on their way to bec ...

wakeleeApril 14th, 2023

Brooklyn, NY indie/emo trio wakelee will release its self-titled 12-track album, produced by Superbloom's Brian DiMeglio (Bartees Strange, Stay Inside, Proper) this Friday, April 14. The band says, "This album represents our best ideas at the time and indicates where we’re headed next. It was a truly collaborative process putting it all ...

Stop The World
NOTApril 14th, 2023

What do you do when ALL stop making records? You form a band with your friends and make your own. NOT, the group consisting of members of Sharp / Shock and Mercy Music have announced their debut album “Stop The World”, due out Friday April 14th via Wiretap Records (US), Brassneck Records (UK) and Waterslide Records (Japan). Pre-Orders for the 12 ...

Heavy SleeperApril 14th, 2023

Boston, Massachusetts's self proclaimed “space punk” band will be releasing their sophomore EP titled "Chime" on April 14, 2023. The new EP will feature 5 brand new tracks of their infectious and melodic brand of "space punk", combining elements of 90s alternative rock, emo, shoegaze and post-grunge, fitting right in wi ...

Minor ' Love
Minor 'LoveApril 14th, 2023

Dayton, Ohio indie/emo outfit Minor ‘Love will release their new self-titled EP on April 14, 2023 via Acrobat Unstable, the same label who they put out their last LP titled "Good But Not Great." Utilizing their modern take on 90's indie rock, along with the midwest emo and indie-punk tendencies that were found all over previous rel ...

SamiamMarch 31st, 2023

Oakland, CA punk legends Samiam have returned to announce Stowaway, their first new album in 12 years, due out March 31st via Pure Noise Records. The album picks up right where Samiam left off with all of the energy, melody, and pathos of their classic work, proving exactly why the group are still one of the most endearing and enduring punk ban ...

The Flashlight EP
Fake PollocksMarch 31st, 2023

The upcoming EP from New York City based emo band Fake Pollocks titled The Flashlight EP is released on March 31, 2023. The EP is the band's second release, after last fall the band delivered us two debut tracks, Arm & Argument. Fake Pollocks is the collaboration of philanthropist Nathan Sherman (Floral, Graveborn) and common dish-monke ...

LIES March 31st, 2023

LIES, the heretofore obscure collaboration between Mike and Nate Kinsella, are announcing their debut album Lies, out March 31st via Polyvinyl Record Co. The two cousins have been sharing new “catchy, pretty, and weird in roughly equal measures” (Stereogum) songs for the past several months with scant detail attached, but today the duo pull back ...