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REVIEW: Finch – ‘Back To Oblivion’

Artist: Finch
Album: Back To Oblivion
Genre: Post-Hardcore
Label: Razor and Tie

To be honest, I am not too acclimated with Finch. Like many rock lovers I enjoy What It Is To Burn and parts from Say Hello To Sunshine, but I never truly gravitated to the band. This mindset made my approach to their comeback album Back To Oblivion all the more interesting.

Upon first listen, it can be immediately felt that the production of Back To Oblivion was dealt with extreme care. Guitars whirl through thundering drums and bass as the vocals soar far above everything …

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REVIEW: Gerard Way – ‘Hesitant Alien’

Artist: Gerard Way
Album: Hesitant Alien
Genre: Brit-Pop / Shoegaze
Label: Reprise Records

For certain people, there are always going to be artists who they check out no matter what type of project their name is attached to. For myself, Gerard Way is a name that I’m always going to pay attention to, no matter if he’s making music under My Chemical Romance, drawing something for DC Comics, or in this specific review’s case, making a Brit-Pop record. Here’s the thing: I’m not a huge Brit-Pop fan. It’s never been a genre that I’ve ever latched onto for whatever reason, …

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Tigers On Trains Release New Song, Pre-orders For ‘Antarctica In Color’

Tigers on Trains will be releasing Antarctica In Color on September 30. Featuring members of The Republic of Wolves, the band’s next album comes highly anticipated.

Pre-orders are now live through Simple Stereo, and the first 150 listeners who pre-order will receive a signed vinyl, and the possibility to have one of the random 25 orders to have a handwritten lyric sheet. All vinyl orders come with blue vinyl, as well as 3 vinyl exclusive downloads.

The band has also released a new track, titled “1645.” The track is bright and invigorating, with smooth vocals and musicianship that the project …

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REVIEW: Whirr – ‘Sway’

Artist: Whirr
Album: Sway
Genre: Shoegaze
Label: Graveface Records

Whirr is a band that does not give a fuck. Traversing their Facebook page at any given moment is always an interesting endeavor, and exploring their newest album Sway is of the same caliber.

Like their shoegaze brethren Nothing (Whirr singer/guitarist Nick Basset plays bass in Nothing), the band has created a massive punch of sound that crunches immediately with the start of “Press.” Pounding drums, reverberating guitars, and a subsequent wave of distortion, Whirr set the tone with haste.…

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Watch Slow Club Perform An Acoustic Version Of “Wanderer Wandering”

Slow Club have released a wonderful acoustic rendition of their beautiful track, “Wanderer Wandering.”

The British duo released their third album, Complete Surrender, this past July on Wichita Records and receieved high praise from Pitchfork, NPR, Buzzfeed, Paste, and many more.

The acoustic experience for “Wanderer Wandering” fits perfectly with the original track, completing the sparse atmosphere with quiet and calm, illuminating the track to new sonic atmospheres.

Follow us after the jump to experience “Wanderer Wandering” acoustically, and be sure to check here to see if the band is playing in your area.…

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Wild Cub Release New Music Video For “Colour,” Remix For Bastille’s “Oblivion”

Wild Cub have released a new music for their bright track, “Colour,” as well as a remix for Bastille’s track, “Oblivion.”

Wild Cub’s Youth came out last January via Mom+Pop Records, and since then the band has performed on Conan, as well as extensively touring.

The band plans to release a limited edition Colour 10-inch single on October 28, again off of Mom+Pop Records. The release will feature a radio version of “Colour,” as well as Jensen Sportag remix of “Thunder Clatter.” Be sure to grab the 10-inch on the band’s tour dates, and in select stores.

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Get Lost In Tycho’s Video For “See (Official Performance Cut)”

San Francisco producer Tycho has released a wonderful new video for the track “See (Official Performance Cut).”

Featuring the band members as living and moving constellations, the video was assembled using kinetic technology. Watch as the beautiful sounds of the track weave in and out of the cosmos, instilling images of geometrical bliss coupled with the music transpiring in front of you. Trust me, this video is an experience.

As well as releasing the video, a long string of tour dates have been announced, ranging from September all the way to the end of the year.

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8th Grade Metal Band Unlocking The Truth Perform On ‘The Colbert Report’

Yep, you read that right. 8th grade metal band Unlocking the Truth recently interviewed as well as performed on The Colbert Report.

For those who don’t know, Unlocking the Truth is a power trio based out of Brooklyn, NY who got their start playing in Times Square, and have now safely secured a whopping $1.7 million dollar, two-album record deal with Sony.

Follow us after the jump to see their interview with Colbert, and the rifftastic performances of “Monster” and “Free As You Wanna Be.” Both tracks are from their upcoming EP, Free As You Wanna Be.…

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REVIEW: The Madden Brothers – ‘Greetings From California’

Artist: The Madden Brothers
Album: Greetings From California
Genre: Pop, Rock

The Madden Brothers may have made their mint in the world of pop punk, but their latest collaborative release proves this duo are capable of far more than anyone could have imagined.

Greetings From California is the first release from Benji and Joel Madden to hit shelves under the name The Madden Brothers. It’s a fun and eclectic mix of music that strays far from the rock-driven world most think of whenever the pair are mentioned while digging deep into the works of those who influenced their creativity. My …

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Transit Premiere “Rest To Get Better’ Video

Transit have premiered a video for the first single from their upcoming album, Joyride, over at Alternative Press.

“Rest To Get Better” comes highly anticipated after the band’s most recent release, Young New England, did not fair well with fans and critics. The track attempts to reignite the flame found on the much loved Listen & Forgive, for it is coupled with energetic guitars, a vibrant chorus, and captures many elements adored on past releases.

The video features images from dreams that singer Joe Boynton has experienced while fighting to sleep. Speaking with Alternative Press, Boynton says that …

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Gerard Way Announces Two Shows In Japan

Gerard Way will be making his way to Japan in February of 2015, following the upcoming September release of his debut solo album, Hesitant Alien.

The Japanese shows will take place first on February 16, 2015 in Osaka at the BIGCAT, and the second February 17, 2015 at Akasaka Blitz.

Two tracks have been released from Way’s highly anticipated debut thus far, and they both rule. Channeling vibes from British pop music, and a sonic catalogue from the ’60s, Hesitant Alien is something I am anxiously awaiting for release.

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Tigers On Trains Reveal ‘Antarctica In Color’ Artwork, Release Date

For the past week we have been talking about the new Tigers On Trains record. From the teaser video, to the first track released, the band has been hyping their upcoming LP Antarctica In Color with no release date officially known. Thanks to Property of Zack, we now know the record will be released on September 30, far earlier than I would have imagined, as well as given a glimpse of the album art.

Tigers On Trains features Christian Van Deurs and Mason Maggio from The Republic Of Wolves, and Antarctica In Color will be the band’s …