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Here are some of our most recommended upcoming releases.

Asking For A Ride
White ReaperJanuary 27th, 2023

Louisville, KY garage-punk / power-pop rockers White Reaper are set to release their 5th LP and second for Elektra Records titled "Asking For A Ride" on January 27, 2023. The album will feature 10 new blistering garage punk meets power-pop anthems, filled with trademark guitar melodies and riffs, emotive vocals and monster singalong ho ...

Burning Halos
NVMJanuary 27th, 2023

Utah emo/alt rockers NVM aka Nevermind are gearing up to release their brand new EP titled "Burning Halos" set for digital release on January 27, 2023. Plans for a vinyl release and pre-order through Neon Blood Bath will be available in the coming weeks. The EP follows their two excellent full length records, Thermal Memory (2020) and ...

Sounds of Acceleration
Riot StaresJanuary 20th, 2023

Charleston, South Carolina alt-hardcore band Riot Stares are gearing up to release their debut LP titled "Sounds of Acceleration" set for release on January 20, 2023 via Daze. Today, the band drops “Burst,” the third single from their upcoming album. Living up to its title, the two-minute long track features an explosive mix of vocals ...

Violent Picture / Violent Sound
Dosser January 20th, 2023

Baltimore alternative grunge-gaze rockers Dosser are gearing up to release their debut LP titled "Violent Picture / Violent Sound" on January 20, 2023 via Really Rad Records. The new LP follows their 2021 debut EP "Brainscan", and while "Brainscan" was just scratching the surface of what Dosser was capable of, the s ...

Palette KnifeJanuary 20th, 2023

"New Game+", the sophomore LP from Columbus, Ohio emo/rock band Palette Knife has been announced for release on January 20, 2023 via Take This To Heart Records. Their sophomore LP encompasses a vast array of rock/emo tunes that are reminiscent of scene stalwarts Into It. Over It, Tiny Moving Parts, Origami Angel, Charmer or a more intr ...

Pale Lungs
Pale LungsJanuary 13th, 2023

Nashville, TN indie/emo rock band Pale Lungs are releasing their self titled debut LP on January 13, 2023. The new album will contain 11 moody tracks of layered guitar leads over melodic atmospheric indie/emo rock, that will please fans of bands like Moving Mountains, Death Cab For Cutie, Copeland, and Better Off. There is plenty to go around o ...

LeiahJanuary 13th, 2023

Sweden late 90s emo-core rockers Leiah return after almost 20 years of silence, with their fourth proper LP titled "Endless" set for release on January 13, 2023 via Thirty Something Records.

With "Endless", Leiah have made the album they always wanted to make but could not complete due to the chaotic circumstanc ...

Stress Fractures
Stress FracturesJanuary 13th, 2023

South Carolina-based emo/indie outfit is finally gearing up their debut S/T full length record, which will be available January 13. Stress Fractures is the brainchild of Martin Hacker-Mullen, who is also the owner and operator at Acrobat Unstable Records and plays in the band Clearbody as well. The upcoming self titled full length record will be ...