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UTG @ CMJ 2014: Have Mercy Discuss Taco Bell, Their New Record, And Plans For 2015

Baltimore breakthrough alternative outfit, Have Mercy, played Big Picture Media’s CMJ showcase this year. Under The Gun got to sit down with the band and talk about their fantastic Hopeless Records debut, A Place Of Our Own, which comes out today, October 27.

The band also talked a bit about their plans for 2015, which includes new music and upcoming tours.

Follow us below to read our entire conversation, and stream the band’s newest album, A Place Of Our Own, right here.…

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REVIEW: Trophy Eyes – ‘Mend, Move On’

Artist: Trophy Eyes
Album: Mend, Move On
Label: Hopeless Records
Genre: Melodic Hardcore, Pop-Punk

Australia’s Trophy Eyes are a band whose star is well and truly on the rise, and if their debut full-length, Mend, Move On, is any indication of things to come, then that star is sure to shine very brightly indeed.

An intense, passionate and at times disturbingly honest record, Mend, Move On incorporates all of the elements that have seen these melodic hardcore/pop-punk wunderkinds make the leap from the relative obscurity of a garage in Newcastle on New South Wales North Coast, to the roster …

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Trophy Eyes Stream “Penfold State Forest” From ‘Mend, Move On’

Australian hardcore/pop-punkers Trophy Eyes are gearing up to release their debut full-length Mend, Move On after their recent signing to Hopeless Records. The band has already released new songs “In Return” and “White Curtains” from the effort.

Another brilliant song from the “land down under” quintet was released today, entitled “Penfold State Forest,” and it surely has given closure that the record will be one to hear upon release. The album is slated for release on November 4 and is now up for pre-order on iTunes.

Check out the stream of the song below.…

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Listen To Have Mercy’s New Album, ‘A Place Of Our Own,’ In Full

Earlier today Have Mercy put their awesome new album, A Place Of Our Own, up on YouTube. Fans can now stream it in its entirety just a little less than a week before it officially hits shelves. You can give it a listen below the break.

Don’t forget to pick up a pre-order for the album while they are still up for sale. You can purchase a physical bundle through MerchNow, or a digital copy on iTunes.

A Place Of Our Own hit stores October 27.…

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SINGLE REVIEW: Enter Shikari – “The Last Garrison”

Artist: Enter Shikari
Song: “The Last Garrison
Album: The Mindsweep

By the time Enter Shikari release The Mindsweep in early 2015 nearly three years will have passed since A Flash Flood of Colour arrived in stores. Enter Shikari have released material in the time between these releases, but any fan of the band knows there is a world of difference between the group’s singles and how they approach full-length recordings. The records Enter Shikari create are as much about delivering a cohesive listening experience with a clear message as they are keeping listeners on their toes from track …

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STREAM: Air Dubai – “Love In Retrograde Pt. II”

Earlier this year Air Dubai signed to Hopeless Records and released a new album titled Be Calm. Only a few months have passed since the album dropped, but the band already has some new music ready for fans. They recently dropped a song titled “Love In Retrograde Pt. II,” and you can stream it beneath the break.

The group haven’t announced any plans for a new album or additional singles, but we can certainly hope for some more in the near future. “Love In Retrograde Pt. II” is an unexpected and pleasant surprise. If you like what you hear, …

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Have Mercy Unveil New Song, “Lean”

Baltimore’s Have Mercy have teamed up with Alternative Press to premiere yet another new single from their forthcoming album, A Place Of Our Own. Titled “Lean,” give it a listen by following the jump below.

A follow-up to “Two Years,” which premiered yesterday via MTV, “Lean” is a reflective track that finds frontman Brian Swindle pleading desperately with some unknown acquaintance. If you’re a fan, let us know in the replies.

Later this week, Have Mercy will kick-off a month-long run alongside Real Friends, Neck Deep, and Cruel Hand. For more details, head here.…

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Hundredth Signs To Hopeless Records

In one of the most unexpected stories of the week, Hopeless Records has signed South Carolina hardcore band Hundredth. The label will be reissuing all of the band’s previous work, including their recent Revolt and Resist EPs, 2011′s Let Go, and for the first time on vinyl, 2010′s When Will We Surrender. The band will be releasing a new album through the label in 2015.

While Hopeless has dabbled into this brand of hardcore before by signing Cruel Hand earlier this year, this news comes as a surprise to fans of the band and label. I always …

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Trophy Eyes Stream “White Curtains”

Australian pop-punk/melodic hardcore wunderkinds Trophy Eyes have unveiled yet another track from their upcoming Hopeless Records debut full-length, Mend, Move On.

The track “White Curtains” is an absolute banger that packs a rather weighty emotional punch over its 3:03 running time as the band’s unique brand of pop-punk infused melodic-hardcore provides the perfect backdrop for vocalist John Floreani‘s desperate delivery as he recounts a deeply personal manner with unashamed honesty. The result is a track that has you feeling every syllable of his impassioned refrains as he screams “Torn between, being a child my whole life, or the man …

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Enter Shikari Unveil Details On New Album, Announce UK/European Tour

Enter Shikari‘s long-awaited follow up to 2012′s A Flash Flood of Colour, entitled The Mindsweep, has been given a release date of January 19, 2015. The album is set to be released by Play It Again Sam, Ambush Reality and Hopeless Records in CD and vinyl formats, along with a ton of extras within the pre-order packages. You can find all the details regarding the release on their blog post announcement here.

Of the album, vocalist Rou Reynolds said the following:

We pushed ourselves vocally with some of the rawest angriest vocals we’ve ever done

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New Found Glory Stream ‘Resurrection’ In Full

UPDATE: The stream was apparently only available for one hour. Bummer.

In just 5 days, on October 7, pop-punk deities New Found Glory will release their highly anticipated eighth studio album, Resurrection, via Hopeless Records. We’ve heard some singles and seen some videos from the effort so far, but today, we finally get to stream the album in its entirety.

Featuring 13 tracks of classic NFG goodness, Resurrection is shaping up to be one of New Found Glory’s finer moments as it continues to grow on us. In our recent interview with guitarist Chad Gilbert and vocalist Jordan Pundik, …

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Watch The Video for “Howl” And Fall In Love With Have Mercy All Over Again

Have Mercy are gearing up to release their Hopeless Records debut, and early this morning a new album cut titled “Howl” found its way online. Even better – the song was released alongside its official video.

I don’t know about you, but when I think about Have Mercy my mind immediately goes to the moody and emotional “Let’s Talk About Your Hair.” Their latest, “Howl,” maintains the strong lyricism of that track and pairs it with a driving rock sound that is far more upbeat than fans may be expecting. There are some who have compared the group’s writing style …