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Have MercyDecember 8th, 2023

Baltimore, MD indie/emo/alt rockers Have Mercy are excited to announce their new album, NUMB, the follow up from their self titled 2022 EP, set to be released on December 8th via Rude Records. They have also just released the lead single and official video for "Alive" taken from the forthcoming LP which will feature 10 new songs.

Passing Through
Broken HillsDecember 7th, 2023

Washington DC indie rockers Broken Hills are gearing up to release their sophomore LP titled "Passing Through" which serves as a love letter to the best parts of melodic guitar-centric 90s indie/alt rock, noise-pop, pop-punk, and emo. The album comes 8 years after their self titled debut LP, which only hinted at what the band would be ...

Holding Out On A Dream
Glazed EyesDecember 1st, 2023

Pensacola FL alternative rockers Glazed Eyes will release their debut LP titled "Holding Out On A Dream" on December 1, 2023 via Sunday Drive Records. The new LP keeps heartfelt memories in focus, while attempting to move forward at the same time. This juxtaposition brings many emotions—felt across long drives, nights and days. The mus ...

Go Let It In
CodesevenDecember 1st, 2023

Legendary independent rock label Equal Vision Records and Codeseven are excited to announce the Friday, December 1 release of Go Let It In, the influential ‘90s/‘00s North Carolina-based melodic hardcore band’s first album in 20 years. A soaring 10-song showcase well worth the wait, Go Let It In addresses the universal emotions all humans experi ...

Somewhere Through The Night
The Young HeartsDecember 1st, 2023

In November 2022, UK punk-rock band The Young Hearts returned from their twelve-month hiatus after their debut album, The Modern State, to release their new single, "The Way Back." Since then, the band has released three additional singles, all which will appear on their recently announced second full length LP, ‘Somewhere Through The ...

Closing In
RitualNovember 28th, 2023

Austin, TX alternative rockers Ritual will release their debut EP titled "Closing In" on November 28, 2023 via Sunday Drive Records. Closing In on the causes of pain, coming close to progression, and getting caught in the endless cycle is a shared experience many humans go through—there tends to be a balance of suffering and pleasure ...

Just Before The World Starts Burning
The Sleeping SoulsNovember 24th, 2023

London-based independent powerhouse punk/rock label Xtra Mile Recordings and The Sleeping Souls are excited to announce the Friday, November 24 release of Just Before The World Starts Burning, the explosive UK rock band’s debut studio album (pre-save/pre-add from the pre-order link). Best known as Frank Turner’s loyal bandmates and dedicated roa ...

Nowhere To Go But Up
Guided By VoicesNovember 24th, 2023

Guided By Voices (the ever-evolving act led by Robert Pollard) has announced details on their third album of 2023 (and 39th overall), Nowhere To Go But Up (due November 24 via GBV Inc). One of the most fully realized works that GBV has created, the forthcoming LP showcases an expert rock band at the top of their game. It's a sprawling, wild ...

Electric Heartbreak
Woolworthy November 17th, 2023

Chicago alt-rockers, Woolworthy, are set to make a triumphant return to the music scene with their new album, Electric Heartbreak, on Friday, November 17 via Boss Tuneage Records. After a 21-year hiatus, Woolworthy is back to deliver their signature up-tempo, pop-rock anthems and have released a new single called “Hand Grenade” which can be stre ...

PhonyNovember 10th, 2023

PHONY (the project of Neil Berthier, formerly of Donovan Wolfington and also a live member of Joyce Manor) will release its new LP titled "Heater" on Counter Intuitive Records, November 10, 2023. The album follows last year's At Some Point You Stop, and will contain 9 songs, including the previously released "Caroline", a ...

Say Less
Calling HoursNovember 10th, 2023

Revelation Records and newest signing Calling Hours are excited to announce the Friday, November 10 release of "Say Less", the debut showcase from the east coast punk/rock band featuring veteran vocalist Popeye Vogelsang (Farside) and members of Don’t Sleep. An outcome of various collaborations, Say Less revisits the band members’ melo ...

What Does Your Soul Look Like
WaysideNovember 10th, 2023

Sept 20, 2023 - Out November 10, 2023 from Wayside comes What Does Your Soul Look Like, a mesmerizing statement of an album from the duo of Thomas Davenport and Josh Ehmer. Brought to life with Grammy-nominated producer Will Yip (Code Orange, Title Fight), the album blurs the lines between ethereal, soft shoe gaze and intense post-hardcore and g ...

Hotline TNTNovember 3rd, 2023

Hotline TNT, the project of Brooklyn-based musician Will Anderson will release their new album and Third Man Records debut titled "Cartwheel", out November 3rd, 2023. The band has also released its lead single “I Thought You’d Change” which follows the previously shared single "Protocol" both which can be streamed below. Wi ...

Together In Lonesome
Youth Fountain November 3rd, 2023

Sept 12, 2023 – Vancouver, BC – Youth Fountain, the emo / pop-punk project from guitarist/vocalist Tyler Zanon, is thrilled to announce its highly anticipated 3rd studio album, Together In Lonesome. The news comes with lead single and music video, “Fallen Short”; streaming below. Together In Lonesome is set to be released on November 3rd via Pur ...

Time Spent DrivingNovember 3rd, 2023

Pioneers of the late 90s/early 2000s legendary emo scene, Time Spent Driving’s upcoming LP, “Estrangers” (out November 3rd on Negative Progression Records) is a varied journey through the dark corners of the human condition. Expansive, moody, and dynamic, the Santa Cruz, CA band never loses sight of its trademark sound, but it’s one that’s evolv ...

History Books
The Gaslight AnthemOctober 27th, 2023

New Jersey's The Gaslight Anthem have just announced their sixth full length LP and first album in nearly a decade titled "History Books". The album will be released on their very own Rich Mahogany Recordings on October 27, 2023. History Books sees the New Jersey-bred band once again bringing their soulful breed of life-affirming r ...

Taking Back SundayOctober 27th, 2023

Taking Back Sunday (John Nolan (lead guitar, piano, vocals), Adam Lazzara (lead vocals), Shaun Cooper (bass) and Mark O’Connell (drums)), announced their eighth studio album ‘152’, set for release October 27, 2023, via Fantasy Records. Named for the section of road in North Carolina between Highpoint, Chapel Hill, and Raleigh where the band and ...

Til Your Lungs Fall Out
Grave SecretsOctober 27th, 2023

Grave Secrets, the Los Angeles based punk trio are gearing up to release their Wiretap Records debut LP titled "Til Your Lungs Fall Out" on October 27, 2023. The album was produced by Alex Estrada (Joyce Manor, Touche Amore) and will feature 10 tracks of high energy, grungy indie punk and power pop anthems. Check out the latest single ...

House & Trance
Crime In StereoOctober 27th, 2023

Long Island, NY's Crime In Stereo are back with the announcement of its forthcoming album House & Trance, set for release on October 27, 2023 via Pure Noise Records, their first album in 13 years. With the announcement, the band has also released the lead single 'Hypernormalisation' along with new single "Books Cannot Be Kil ...

Thrown Into The Air
Flower LanguageOctober 20th, 2023

Denver, Colorado's Flower Langauge are dropping their debut LP titled "Thrown Into The Air" on October 20, 2023. The album will contain 8 new tracks of this 90s inspired revivalist emo/grunge/shoegaze brand of alternative rock, that started with bands like Superheaven, Basement and Nothing a bunch of years back, and now being carri ...

Losing What We Love
Knuckle PuckOctober 20th, 2023

Chicago, IL emo punks Knuckle Puck, one of the most celebrated acts in the modern pop-punk scene, have announced their new album "Losing What We Love" to be released on October 20, 2023 via Pure Noise Records. They have also released their new single "The Tower" taking from the forth coming LP, along with the previously relea ...

FeverSleepOctober 18th, 2023

With the perfect mix of melody, aggression, and energy, Portland, Oregon’s FeverSleep land somewhere between the worlds of punk and grunge–if genres are your thing. But, this is no rehash of a bygone era. These well-seasoned musicians pull from a diverse array of influences to create something fresh but just familiar enough to feel like you’re w ...

Cold In The Smart City
Neighboring SoundsOctober 13th, 2023

Norwegian emo band Neighboring Sounds have released their debut LP titled “Cold in the smart city” on October 13, 2023 and is available on all streaming platforms. Vinyl out on Friend Club Records (US), strictly no capital letters (UK), Adagio 830 (DE), Bcore Disc (ES), Lilla Himmel (N), Sound Fiction (N) and Friend of mine records (JPN).

 Some Of It Was True
The MenzingersOctober 13th, 2023

More than 15 years in, treasured Philadelphia punk rockers The Menzingers have cemented a multi-decade reputation as road warriors with an unbeatable catalog. Today they expand their impressive repertoire with the announcement of their seventh studio album, Some Of It Was True, due for release on October 13th via Epitaph Records.

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Lessons That We Swear to Keep
Free ThrowOctober 13th, 2023

Nashville, TN's 5th wave emo-punk revivalists Free Throw will release its fifth full length record titled ‘Lessons That We Swear to Keep’, on October 13, 2023 via Wax Bodega. The album’s lead single “Spacer’s Choice” is available to stream below along with its official music video directed by Michael Herrick.

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The Truth You See
Private MindOctober 11th, 2023

Sept 12, 2023 - Triple B Records welcomes Long Island melodic hardcore band Private Mind to its roster and announces the band’s forthcoming album, The Truth You See, set for release on October 13th. The record features four new songs as well as four tracks from the band’s 2020 self-titled debut. Dark and moody lyrics meet a volatile energy that ...

Contact High
AmblesideOctober 6th, 2023

Australian hardcore punk / alt rock band Ambleside have finally released their long awaited debut LP titled "Contact High" in October of 2023. The album was surprise released with very little roll out but was well worth the wait. Combining elements of melodic hardcore, punk, grunge and alternative rock, Ambleside's new album showc ...

Auto Locator
Del PaxtonOctober 6th, 2023

Buffalo, NY indie/emo-punk band Del Paxton just announced their sophomore LP titled "Auto Locator", set for release on October 6, 2023 via Topshelf Records. The album follows their excellent 2017 debut LP "All Day, Every Day, All Night" and their 2020 EP "September, Bedtime, Ontario". The band has also unveiled thei ...

Pop MarshalOctober 6th, 2023

Pop Marshal, the latest 3 piece from the UK featuring Andy from Gan, Donfisher, Ohno Express, Servo and his most recent band Headsparks are dropping their debut LP titled 'Rejoice' on Fixing A Hole Records, Japan on October 6, 2023. The album features 10 songs of melodic guitar centric rock anthems containing elements of indie rock, pop ...

Embrace The End
GloomerOctober 6th, 2023

On October 6, 2023, Pittsburgh, PA’s grunge-gazers Gloomer will release Embrace The End via Friend Club Records. The album was engineered and produced by Dave Alcan, who happens to be the assistant to Jay Maas (Defeater and Lover Letter). Formed in 2020, Gloomer founding members Bill Karachristos and Josh Marshall envisioned a single release of ...

DriftOctober 4th, 2023

Drift, the emerging alternative rock ensemble from Wollongong, Australia unveils their highly anticipated debut EP titled "Candyland" set for release on October 4, 2023. The EP follows a series of singles that have been released throughout the past couple years. This powerful collection of songs serves as a poignant metaphor for naviga ...

SharkswimmerOctober 3rd, 2023

Brooklyn based indie/post-hardcore troupe Sharkswimmer will unleash their gripping debut LP "Serenity" on October 3rd, 2023 via Really Rad Records. The band collaborated with long-time Drug Church & Soul Blind Producer Jon Markson to deliver their biting debut record, calling forth the aggressive melodicism of 90s post-hardcore gre ...

Always & Always
The JuliesSeptember 29th, 2023

Philadelphia, PA 90s dreampop / shoegaze rockers The Julies return after 20 plus years to release their debut full length album, Always & Always, on September 29, 2023 for Lost in Ohio.

The Julies made their first blip on the scene with 1994’s self-released January EP. Drenched in guitar effects so evocative of their time, this ...

The World Don't Owe You Anything
Luca BrasiSeptember 29th, 2023

Australian rock powerhouse Luca Brasi have announced the upcoming release of a brand new album, 'The World Don't Owe You Anything' on September 29 via Cooking Vinyl Australia. They have also unveiled the album's title track and the accompanying music video, along with two subsequent singles from the new LP as well, which can call ...

Would You Miss It?
KoyoSeptember 29th, 2023

Long Island upstarts Koyo have announced their debut full-length, Would You Miss It?, due out September 29th from Pure Noise Records. In just a few short years the band have been turning heads with their unabashedly heart-on-sleeve blend of punk, hardcore, and emo, and now Would You Miss It? makes good on that early promise with their most satis ...