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Watch Have Mercy’s Brian Swindle Perform “Two Years” Acoustic

Have Mercy recently released their fantastic new record A Place of Our Own via Hopeless Records, and have been releasing live acoustic versions of some fan favorite tracks. We’re already seen “Pawn Takes Rook,” and now frontman Brian Swindle is back with an acoustic rendition of “Two Years.”

“Two Years” is an early favorite of mine, and this acoustic version adds a new vibe that’s not present on the record. The lead guitar riffs that litter the verses are traded for a more relaxed strumming pattern, and Swindle’s troubled voice adds a layer of urgency.

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Watch Have Mercy’s Live Acoustic Rendition Of “Pawn Takes Rook”

Have Mercy are currently on tour with Real Friends, Neck Deep and Cruel Hand. They recently took a quick break from being on the road to sit down with CMJ to perform an acoustic version of their song “Pawn Takes Rook” for one of CMJ’s Whiskey Sessions. The song is taken from their recently released album A Place of Our Own. You can watch their performance below.

If you would like to see the band live, they have a few dates remaining on their tour. You can find dates and purchase tickets through their Facebook page.…

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Song Shop: Max Bemis Will Write A Song Just For You This Holiday Season

A few years ago, Max Bemis, singer of Say Anything, announced a new idea he called The Song Shop.

In an effort to combat illegal downloading, the singer attempted to offer limited-time original music for dedicated fans to purchase directly. The result has been impressive, with over 3,000 fans having received original songs from Bemis over the past 4 years.

So how does it work? Well, once the shop officially opens, Max will take a limited number of written requests from fans for brand new original songs. Buyers can purchase an entire song for $150- but there …

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Watch Side Saddle Lose Their Stage To A Group Of Young Ballerinas

New York folk-rock band Side Saddle formed shortly after the dissolution of singer-songwriter Ian McGuinness’ previous band, This Old Ghost.

Thankfully, the new group is picking up right where the last band left off, with their unique brand of charming acoustic-driven songs.

Side Saddle recently released their debut, The Astorian, and have spent considerable time promoting the excellent effort.

Recently, Nothing But Hope And Passion debuted the band’s first music video for their song, “When It’s All Done.”

Watch the guys from Side Saddle get uprooted by a troupe of young dancers in the official video for “When …

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Vitamin Sun Post Two Acoustic Videos, Set To Record Debut LP This Winter

Vitamin Sun, a progressive indie rock band based out of Boston, MA, recently performed two of their new tracks acoustically.

“Equinox” and “The Oldest Living Memory” will be featured on the band’s upcoming, as of yet untitled debut LP, which is set to begin recording this winter. The band also plans to release a short, three-track EP in the months to come, before the release of the album.

Vitamin Sun are a band that can easily gravitate towards fans of A Great Big Pile of Leaves, Coheed and Cambria, The Mars Volta, and more. With a versatile direction, ever-changing …

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Man Overboard Release Tearful Music Video for “For Vince”

New Jersey pop-punkers Man Overboard released an all-acoustic EP, Passing Ends, back on Oct. 28 via their own label, Lost Tape Collective. The EP consists of singer and bassist Nik Bruzzese taking over production duties with Will Yip doing the mixing. The EP honors Bruzzese’s father who has recently passed away.

The last song on the EP, “For Vince,” is an eulogy to his dad and it truly is a touching track. When listening, you can relate to all the dads out there. With the acoustic record, the band released an even more emotional video for the track “For …

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REVIEW: Brent Walsh – ’7′

Artist: Brent Walsh
Album: 7
Genre: Indie, Pop, Experimental
Label: Equal Vision Records

Over the past few years, I The Mighty’s lead vocalist and guitarist, Brent Walsh, has spent considerable time hashing out some tracks that just didn’t seem to fit into what is now I The Mighty.

Since their signing to Equal Vision Records in 2011, we’ve seen a considerable shift in I The Mighty’s sound, especially considering the band was originally operating as an acoustic duo comprised of Walsh and current guitarist Ian Pedigo. Even with the introduction of bassist Chris Hinkley and drummer Blake Dahlinger, …

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Stream Brent Walsh Debut Record, ’7′

With Brent Walsh‘s solo debut just around the corner, you can now stream the entire album online.

The I The Mighty vocalist made the announcement via Facebook that his solo debut, 7, is now available to stream in its entirety on Pandora Premieres. Previously, Walsh released three singles from 7, all of which can be heard on YouTube.

7 arrives November 10 on Equal Vision Records, with pre-orders available on MerchNow.…


STREAM: Issues – “Hooligans” (Reimagined)

Issues recently announced that they will be releasing an acoustic EP titled Diamond Dreams. The EP features eight of their popular singles reworked as acoustic songs. It’s being released alongside a deluxe reissue of their debut full-length album which was released this past February through Rise Records.

Earlier this morning, the group premiered the first single from the EP, which is the reimagined version of “Hooligans.” It has a pretty great sound, and you can check it out below the jump.

The deluxe reissue of Issues with Diamond Dreams is exclusively available for pre-order through Target.…

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Listen To Good Morning, Gorgeous’ Beautiful New Song, “Cynthia”

As you probably know by now, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. While it seems most women beat this cancer nowadays, it’s easy to forget that there are still many women who succumb to it.

For one band in particular, this fact is painfully real. The guitarist/vocalist for Good Morning, Gorgeous, John Michael Perez, lost his mother to breast cancer at the end of August. In the wake of her passing he wrote a song for her which includes an audio clip of their very last conversation. If you’re ready for some tears, you can listen to it below …

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Brent Walsh Releases Third New Single, “Ride The Air”

Newfound solo artist Brent Walsh, frontman of San Francisco’s I The Mighty, is already releasing another track from his upcoming debut, 7. The new acoustic track, “Ride The Air,” was written about a past infatuation with a local musician.

Walsh’s diverse record is due via Equal Vision Records on November 10. You can check out the full backstory for the song over on Alternative Press and listen to “Ride The Air” below.…


Dayseeker To Release Deluxe Reissue Of ‘What It Means To Be Defeated’

Last year the post hardcore outfit Dayseeker released their debut full-length effort, What It Means To Be Defeated. Since then, the band has kept themselves busy with touring. Apparently that’s not all they’ve been up to though, which was made clear by their exciting announcement.

The band confirmed they are releasing a deluxe reissue of What It Means To Be Defeated next month. The reissue will feature four acoustic renditions of their popular songs. The original tracks have also been remixed and remastered. You can pre-order the album through InVogue Records’ MerchNow page.

In addition to the announcement, the …