The Wave

Release Wave highlights the best in new music by the artists we love.
Here are some of our most recommended upcoming releases.

Harsh RealmsMarch 24th, 2023

After almost 9 years, Harsh Realms are back with their second full length album called "CVLT" feauturing 13 brand new songs of heart-on-their-sleeve anthemic and gritty melodic punk rock, with sing along hooks. The new LP will be out March 24, 2023 on Shield Recordings! Recorded live during a couple of stormy days in February and April ...

Running Low
Ritual ClubMarch 17th, 2023

Austin, Texas emo / rock band Ritual Club has announced the release of their upcoming EP titled "Running Low" set for release released on March 17th, 2023 via Best Life Records / Really Rad Records. Singles “Clementine” and “Running Low” from the forthcoming EP are streaming everywhere now. Bringing elements and textures from various ...

MS PaintMarch 10th, 2023

Hattiesburg, Mississippi's loudest export, MSPAINT, have announced their debut full-length, Post-American, due out March 10th via Convulse Records. The four-piece have been turning heads recently with a truly singular sound that manages to blend hardcore aggression, post-punk melodicism, and hip hop cadences into a captivating sonic amalgam. ...

Lousy, Thanks
Tired RadioMarch 10th, 2023

Brooklyn, NY melodic heart-on-its-sleeve anthemic punk rockers Tired Radio are set to release their sophomore EP titled “Lousy, thanks.” This new EP is the follow-up to Tired Radio’s impressive debut EP, Patterns which was highly regarded on Recorded by Gary Cioni and Mixed by Matt Weber at Gradwell House, the songs on this EP r ...

Field of Appearances
Object of AffectionMarch 3rd, 2023

LA's post-punk / alt-rock band Object of Affection, featuring members of Fury and Death Bells, have just announced their debut full-length LP titled "Field of Appearances" set for release March 3, 2023 via Profound Love Records. The band taps into the primitivism of said members’ diverse projects while elevating their capacity for ...

Thanks But No Thanks
Can't SwimMarch 3rd, 2023

New Jersey rock band, Can’t Swim, announce their fourth full length studio album, Thanks But No Thanks, arriving March 3rd via Pure Noise Records. Thanks But No Thanks highlights the evolution of Can’t Swim as a band. What once were presented as insurmountable obstacles on previous albums are now framed as hard-but-necessary lessons that need co ...

Liars AcademyFebruary 24th, 2023

After two decades on pause, Liars Academy return with Ghosts, their most massive album to date. Unofficially a follow up to 2004’s Demons, Ghosts is an evolutionary step forward for the band and testimony to the timelessness of rock music. The swirling energy of ’70s guitar rock and the anthemic swagger of ’90s radio rock inform the 11-song trip ...

Locater (fka Louser)February 17th, 2023

Canadian emo/grunge act Locater (fka Louser) have announced their debut LP titled Clandestine. The 11-Track debut record will be available February 17 via No Sleep Records. Of the release, the band says "The record falls back to the weight childhood nostalgia holds in our current lives, and the shaping the way we see the world or how strang ...

Dad HatsFebruary 17th, 2023

Nashville indie punks Dad Hats have announced their second LP, Spill, set for release in February 2023 via Mind Over Matter Records. The band has just shared their video for their first single "My Favorite Show Is The Weather Channel" which can be streamed below.

“Growing up, Channel 25 was the Weather Channel, which I watched a ...

Moments of Clarity
Narrow HeadFebruary 10th, 2023

Texas grunge-gaze rockers Narrow Head have just announced their new album titled "Moments of Clarity" set for release on February 10, 2023 via Run for Cover Records. Along with the album announcement, the band has just released lead single and title track "Moments of Clarity" with an official video that can be streamed belo ...

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 ...