Counterparts - You're Not You Anymore

There has been a lot of excitement about You’re Not You Anymore this summer. Counterparts played a couple of their new songs throughout this year's Warped Tour and it was obvious that this album was going to be one of their biggest yet. The band took on a unique approach and set out to capture the best of their sound throughout these songs. 

Circa Survive - The Amulet

Almost thirteen years after the release of their debut album, Juturna, Circa Survive are still turning heads and pushing musical boundaries - this time, with their incredibly well-balanced release, The Amulet. Dancing in between themes of fear, despair and the loss of innocence, which tie in not only with today’s political climate, but vocalist Anthony Green’s own personal growth as well, The Amulet provides listeners with a very honest release. But while things may seem very heavy lyrically, the stunning musical soundscapes on the album make for a very easy listen. Instead of feeling exhausted by the time The Amulet comes to an end, you feel fulfilled - maybe even enlightened.

Mastodon - Cold Dark Place

Following the March release of their epic full length, Emperor Of Sand, Mastodon have returned once more to deliver the haunting and moody Cold Dark Place just in time for autumn. The four song EP was recorded while the band was in the studio for Once More ‘Round The Sun and Emperor Of Sand and gives listeners yet another look into Mastodon’s vast collection of music.

Noah Gundersen - White Noise

White Noise is a landmark album from Noah Gundersen that finds him exploring new sounds with ease and confidence, stepping away from the traditional singer-songwriter fare for something a bit more theatrical, experimental and epic. From brighter tracks like “Number One Hit Of The Summer (Fade Out)” to the electronic “Heavy Metals” or psychedelic “Cocaine Sex & Alcohol (From a Basement in Los Angeles),” there’s much more to White Noise than meets the eye, making this one of Gundersen’s best releases to date.

Enter Shikari - The Spark

Enter Shikari have always been unafraid to speak their minds. The band are no strangers to writing about relevant issues - be it political or personal - but their new album, The Spark finds them exploring uncharted territory both musically and emotionally, making for quite possibly their strongest release to date. Easily their most melodic album, The Spark gives listeners some light in the dark, a sense of hope and community in tough times while simultaneously serving as a sort of therapy for frontman Rou Reynolds and documenting Enter Shikari's journey into a new sound. This combination makes for an emotional, thought provoking journey from beginning to end.

Frank Iero and the Patience - Keep The Coffins Coming

Since the release of Parachutes nearly a year ago, Frank Iero and the Patience have been touring non-stop, but sometime in the midst of an insanely busy eleven months, the band found the time to pen Keep The Coffins Coming, a short but sweet EP that perfectly bridges the gap between their 2016 release and Stomachaches. Since the release of their 2014 debut album, Frank Iero and the Patience have become a different band entirely (seriously, they even go by a different name now) but Keep The Coffins Coming does a great job at filling in those empty spaces - it’s the missing link, as Iero calls it.

Emarosa - 131 Reimagined

Emarosa have reimagined four of the most powerful songs from their most recent album, 131, and they’ve done so in the most unexpected way possible. Rather than churning out a simple acoustic album to give fans something to chew on until their next release, it is apparent that the band has taken great care in reworking “One Car Garage,” “Helpless,” “Miracle” and “Blue” for this release. No two tracks sound the same, and the new sounds on these already familiar songs will make listeners hear them with an entirely new pair of ears.

The Creepshow - Death At My Door

For the past twelve years, The Creepshow have been dominating the punk/psychobilly scene with their own high energy, unapologetic brand of good old fashioned rock n’ roll, and their new album, Death At My Door is no exception. With unrelenting energy and just the right amount of diversity to keep things interesting, Death At My Door makes for a timeless, yet very timely release. This is something the punk rock world needs right now.

Peach Pit - Being So Normal

Self-described “chewed bubblegum pop” band Peach Pit is a relatively new project, only formed in early 2016, but with their debut full-length release, Being So Normal, they have effortlessly carved out a sound that is all their own. Situated somewhere between moody shoegaze and a brighter, fuzzy indie sound similar to that of Mac DeMarco, Being So Normal is the perfect album to bring summer to a close and lazily welcome fall.

Small Circle - Cyclical

“I beg your pardon have you heard that life is fleeting and a mess?” Cam Boucher sings only two songs into Small Circle’s debut album, successfully setting the tone for the eight perfectly imperfect songs that follow. The “supergroup,” made up of members of Sorority Noise and newcomer Marissa D’Elia, gets introspective on Cyclical, exploring trauma, depression, heartache and most importantly, getting better. Boucher’s blunt and expressive vocals sit perfectly alongside D’Elia’s own sweet voice, creating the perfect blend of sound to tell these stories.

Bearings - Nothing Here Is Permanent

Following their recent signing to Pure Noise Records, Canadian pop-punk band Bearings are taking a big step in their career with the release of their new EP Nothing Here is Permanent. With the release of these five new songs, the band is starting off strong and ready to take on the rest of the year. Between their new EP release and future tour plans, there is a lot of excitement rotating around them.

SMANTX - SMANTX

Baltimore dream pop band SMANTX have unleashed an explosion of sound on their debut self-titled EP. These five glimmering songs, while short, show quite a bit of promise for the band, who set themselves apart with an incredibly refined sound.

Anna of the North - Lovers

Anna Of The North perfectly depict the trials and tribulations of love on their dreamy new album, Lovers. Ups and downs, second-guessing, infatuation and heartbreak are all covered in these songs, which quickly immerses you in Anna Of The North’s stunning world. Carried by hazy instrumentals, warm synth and sticky sweet vocals, it’s impossible not to fall in love with these songs.

Death From Above - Outrage! Is Now

Death From Above seem to have it all figured out. The duo is back and better than ever with their newest release, Outrage! Is Now, and you’re going to want to blast these ten new songs at full volume. Trust me.

Leave The Universe - N.W.O.

Leave The Universe will make a lasting impact with their debut EP, N.W.O.. Although short, these three songs manage to navigate not only different moods among the band’s post-punk and trap influenced sound, but also break barriers when it comes to tough subjects such as politics, isolation and depression.

Seth Glier - Birds

Birds, the new release from Seth Glier is filled to the brim with emotion. From heartbreakingly vulnerable songs like “Too Much Water” or “Like I Do” to hard hitting political tracks like “Water On Fire” or “Justice For All,” Seth Glier proves track after track that he’s not a one trick pony. No matter the theme or sound (which is constantly changing and evolving throughout these songs) he always wears his heart on his sleeve.

 

For The Win - Heavy Thoughts

For The Win’s new album, Heavy Thoughts sounds just how the title suggests. These ten songs blend elements of pop-punk and metalcore for an incredibly heavy, hard hitting and aggressive sound from the very first note of the explosive opening track. The unique sound on Heavy Thoughts sets For The Win apart from their pop-punk counterparts, giving fans something fun and refreshing to listen to while continuing to grow their sound. 

PVRIS - All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell

All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell is everything PVRIS fans have hoped for and more. The trio’s second full-length album not only further cements their place in the alternative scene but also finds the band expanding on their ever-changing sound once more, moving in a more synth driven, electropop influenced direction. As PVRIS have proven in the past, they are a band that is unburdened by one specific genre and All We Know Of Heaven, All We Need Of Hell just goes to show that they’re capable of anything.

The Homeless Gospel Choir - The Homeless Gospel Choir Presents: Normal

There’s no artist quite like The Homeless Gospel Choir. By blending honest, vulnerable lyricism with punk roots and an unwavering sense of humor, Derek Zanetti has created The Homeless Gospel Choir Presents: Normal, a commentary on growing up and finding yourself while trying to navigate a terrifying world alone. In the blink of an eye, Zanetti goes from zero to one hundred, from poking fun at his own insecurities before assuring listeners that they have plenty of time to work out their problems, as he’s still figuring it all out, too.

Neck Deep - The Peace And The Panic

Neck Deep are ready to take on the world once more on their new album, The Peace And The Panic, and this time, they’re back stronger, smarter and more level headed than ever. Thematically, The Peace And The Panic finds Neck Deep exploring and dealing with the struggles of daily life in a realistic and relatable way. Three studio albums in, the band have come to grips with the highs and lows in life emotionally, while sonically, they’ve crafted their most diverse release yet. The Peace And The Panic is a step away from anything that Neck Deep has released yet, and in the best way possible