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Overthinking Everything
FootballheadMarch 1st, 2024

Footballhead is a Chicago-based alternative rock band headed by singer/songwriter Ryan Nolen. The band has just signed to Tiny Engines records who will release their debut LP "Overthinking Everything" on March 1, 2024. At its heart, the band is a vessel to toil forward through internal and external insecurity. It also serves the unrel ...

Ferried Away
Stay InsideFebruary 28th, 2024

Brooklyn New York's Stay Inside have announced the release of their sophomore LP titled "Ferried Away" set for release February 28, 2024. The band have been building an intricate universe around their cerebral reinvention of screamo for nearly a decade now. Combining vulnerability and urgency with jazz arrangements and hip-hop beat ...

Third Wind
GulferFebruary 28th, 2024

Montreal indie rock band Gulfer have announced their fourth LP titled "Third Wind", set for release via Topshelf Records on February 28, 2024 (digital, vinyl, cassette). Click the Pre-Order link above for various pre-order options.

Named for the band’s third lease on life, Third Wind finds Gulfer at a unique moment in thei ...

Drained
TimelostFebruary 23rd, 2024

Philadelphia, PA's Timelost, has announced their highly anticipated second full-length album, "Drained," through Church Road Records, set for release on February 23, 2024. The album is set to bring joy to fans old and new with its energetic blend of garage rock and nostalgic nod to the alternative rock sounds of the 90s. Born out o ...

Surface Noise
Gentlemen RoguesFebruary 16th, 2024

Austin Texas quartet Gentlemen Rogues celebrate aggressive guitar pop anthems — bearing the influences of The Replacements, Superdrag, Jawbreaker, and similar visionaries — and have been gaining momentum and increased attention. Since their debut in 2011, the band — Danny Dunlap (guitar/vocals), Josh Power (drums), John Christoffel (guitar), and ...

Under Sound
Prize HorseFebruary 16th, 2024

Minneapolis grungey alt-rockers comprised of Jake Beitel (guitar, vocals), Olivia Johnson (bass, vocals), and Jon Brenner (drums) will release their Corey Coffman (Gleemer) produced debut LP titled "Under Sound" on February 16, 2024 via the amazing New Morality Zine. Along with the album announcement, the band has released the latest ...

Charter
MollyFebruary 16th, 2024

The critically acclaimed Copenhagen melodic indie punk band Molly has just released a new album titled "Charter" on February 16, 2024 via Bad Morning Records after almost 5 years of silence! On their new album 'Charter' they really show how an honest rock band should sound in the year of 2024. Over time Malte Hill and co. have ...

Notes From A Lost Dog
TourneforteFebruary 16th, 2024

Myrtle Beach, SC indie/emo rock band Tourneforte will release their sophomore LP titled "Notes from a Lost Dog" on February 16, 2024 via Acrobat Unstable. "Notes from a Lost Dog" was written between April and July 2021 amidst the pandemic and between the production of the first LP, "Swimming Lessons”. Initially comprisin ...

Good Journey
The ForecastFebruary 9th, 2024

Peoria, IL indie/emo rockers The Forecast have returned with the exciting announcement of their new LP titled "Good Journey" set for release on February 9, 2024. Along with that, the band has shared the last track on the 8 song LP, which happens to be title track and first single from the forthcoming LP. Singles "Comet" and & ...

Free Fall
Hollow SunsFebruary 9th, 2024

Following their debut 2022 LP, “Otherside”, Hollow Suns returns with the EP, “Free Fall” set for release on February 9, 2024 via Sunday Drive Records in the USA and Ice Grill$ in Japan. Tokyo band, Hollow Suns are no strangers to U.S. hardcore/punk and have always had elements of it in their music. For the most part, Hollow Suns pulled more from ...

Power Pleasure
Crush++February 9th, 2024

Boston's post-hardcore/screamo/pop-punk band Crush++ will release their 12 song debut LP titled "Power Pleasure" on February 9, 2024. After spending one month in Newton NJ with producer Randy LeBoeuf (The Acacia Strain, Kublai KhanTX, Dying Wish) Crush++ has constructed an album that combines the outlandishness of myspace post-hard ...

The Raven EP
Magnet SchoolFebruary 2nd, 2024

Magnet School, the Austin Texas Alternative / Indie Rock legends & sonic sound manipulators are back with their new release "The Raven" - a 5 track mini opus of sonic tapestry woven around the dual guitar attack of Michael J Wane & Mark Ford ably assisted by the bottom end attack of Brandon Tucker & new drumlord David Hobiz ...

basilisk
J. Robbins February 2nd, 2024

J. Robbins will release his second album second solo album, Basilisk, on February 2nd via legendary indie label Dischord Records (Minor threat, Jawbox). The album was recorded at his own Magpie Cage studio in Baltimore, MD. Ahead of the release, Robbins has shared album track “Exquisite Corpse” which can be streamed below. The album will contain ...

Paul Bunyan's Slingshot
Liquid MikeFebruary 2nd, 2024

Liquid Mike, The five-piece alternative rock / power-pop breakout from Marquette, Michigan made their surprise mark with the release of their self-titled debut, or S/T in 2023, which quickly caught the attention of both music critics and randoms on the internet alike for its hook-heavy heartland power-pop. The band proved they were capable of do ...

Until I'm Still
PedestalsFebruary 2nd, 2024

Pedestals are a New England based rock band, and another great addition to a new crop of young bands paying homage to 90s alternative rock/grunge, emo and shoegaze. The band just announced their self-released 10 song debut LP titled "Until I'm Still" set for release on February 2nd, 2024. The band has three previously released sin ...

Distortion Days
Heavy SeasJanuary 26th, 2024

Heavy Seas, the Chicago-based punk/emo trio fronted by Jeff Dean (Airstream Futures, The Bomb, All Eyes West), have announced their highly anticipated second album, “Distortion Days,” set for release on January 26, 2024 on Rad Girlfriend Records. The album is a sonic journey that solidifies their standing in the alternative music scene. A triump ...

After Forever
KairoJanuary 26th, 2024

“After Forever” is the second EP from Pensacola, Florida’s alternative rock band, Kairo, set for release on January 26, 2024 via Sunday Drive Records. This EP follows their 2022 debut, “Wither” released on From Within Records, which established their sound somewhere between emo and alternative rock with a mix of grunge and shoegaze. Sharing memb ...

blood, hair and eyeballs
Alkaline TrioJanuary 26th, 2024

Alkaline Trio have announced their new album, ‘Blood, Hair, And Eyeballs’ set for release on January 26, 2024 via Rise Records. The new album will mark the band’s tenth album and first full-length to be released in six years. They’ve also shared the record’s title-track with an official video that can be streamed below.

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Split w/ Suntitle
House & HomeJanuary 26th, 2024

Long time friends House & Home and Suntitle have joined forces on Split, a four song collaboration set to be released on January 26th via Open Your Ears Records. Split features two tracks from House & Home, produced at The Bakery Recording Studios by Will Beasley (The Dangerous Summer, Handguns, Turnstile), and two from Suntitle, produce ...

Neck Deep
Neck DeepJanuary 19th, 2024

UK-rock band Neck Deep have announced their upcoming self-titled album Neck Deep, set for release on January 19, 2024, via Hopeless Records. “We’re so stoked to announce our new self made, self titled record,” shares vocalist Ben Barlow. “With a return to roots approach, we made this record ourselves at our warehouse in North Wales, with Seb at ...

A Simple Lesson In Human Body Language
PalaminoJanuary 6th, 2024

New Jersey dreamo rockers Palamino are gearing up to release their sophomore LP titled "A Simple Lesson in Human Body Language" available on all digital platforms on January 6, 2024. The album serves as the follow up to their self titled debut LP (2019) and previously released "Saint Gabriel" EP (2022) and the "September ...

Wall of Stars
RidgewayDecember 15th, 2023

Ridgeway will release their long awaited third LP, "Wall of Stars" on December 15, 2023, via Neon Bloodbath Records. Returning to Colorado once again to work with Corey Coffman, "Wall of Stars" finds Ridgeway stretching their beloved blend of shoegaze, emo, and post-hardcore in a brighter direction, incorporating indie pop an ...

Numb
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 ...