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REVIEW: Daisyhead – ‘The Smallest Light’

Artist: Daisyhead
Album: The Smallest Light
Genre: Post-Hardcore, Emo
Label: No Sleep Records

If the recent vinyl revival has done nothing else, we can say it has changed the way record labels present and introduce their newest artists. A debut LP used to be a new artist’s opening statement, but for Daisyhead and plenty of other bands on vinyl-focused labels like No Sleep Records, that’s no longer the case. By the time they first make their way into our consciousness through splits, 7″ singles, EPs and free digital samplers, their first full-length release feels more like a culmination than a …

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Stream Daisyhead’s Debut Album, ‘The Smallest Light’

Following the release of three promising singles, Nashville, Tennessee’s Daisyhead have teamed with PureVolume to begin streaming their debut album, The Smallest Light. Give it a listen and let us know what you think in the replies.

“It has been nothing but a pleasure to write and record this record,” vocalist Michael Roe told PureVolume. “This being out first LP, we are very anxious and excite to share it with everyone. We all shared personal thoughts in these songs, so it’s a great representation of what each of us have dealt with in our own lives. It’s always …

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Daisyhead Release Melodically Moving New Single, “East Bend”

Over the course of the past year or so, Daisyhead have cemented themselves on our radar here at UTG. From their 2014 split with Have Mercy to their well-received Jimmy Eat World cover that was featured on No Sleep’s A Comp For Mom, the band continues to prove their worth in the alternative scene alongside bands like Balance And Composure, Citizen and Basement.

Their most recent effort, The Smallest Light, is shaping up to be a huge step forward for the Nashville quartet, if the singles released so far are any indication to go by. Following “Take

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Drug Church Stream New EP, ‘Swell’

Drug Church have joined forces with Brooklyn Vegan to begin streaming their newest EP, Swell, a day ahead of its official release. Give it a listen by following the jump below.

A follow-up to 2013’s Paul Walker, the outfit’s latest undertaking was produced by Jawbox frontman J. Robbins, and tiptoes through a variety of genres over the course of five gritty tracks. If you dig it, let us know in the replies, and pick up a pre-order here via No Sleep Records.

Presently, Drug Church have no live performances on the horizon, but this will likely change as …

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Daisyhead Debut New Song, “Lost Her”

Up-and-coming rockers Daisyhead are set to release their highly anticipated No Sleep Records debut The Smallest Light on March 3, and after sharing lead single “Take,” UTG could not be more hyped for the release of this album.

To hold us over, the band teamed up with AbsolutePunk to release a brand new song called “Lost Her.” Comparable to the grunginess of bands like Basement and Superheaven, this song also gives us a softer side of Daisyhead, reminiscent of Jimmy Eat World (as shown in their “Work” cover).

You can stream the song below after the …

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STREAM: Aviator – “High Hopes”

Even though Aviator recently dropped their full-length album, that isn’t stopping them from unleashing another brand new song. They have teamed up with Alternative Press to share with the world a killer new single titled “High Hopes.” You can give it a listen by taking a look below.

If you dig their sound but haven’t picked up their album yet, you can purchase a digital download, LP or CD through No Sleep Recrods’ webstore.…

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Rocky Votolato Shares “The Hereafter”

Just a short time after announcing his decision to sign with No Sleep Records, Rocky Votolato has released the first single off his highly-anticipated new album.

Premiering on Stereogum earlier today, “The Hereafter” is a song that could only be written by someone whose led a truly interesting life. It oozes with a lifetime’s worth of experience having been boiled down to a four-minute song in the best possible way, with images of broken teeth, scraped hands, and weary eyes littered throughout. If Rocky were to try and encapsulate his career with a single song, this would no doubt be …

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Seasons Change Premiere New Single Off Debut Album

The California-based pop-punk outfit known as Seasons Change have quickly been making a name for themselves over the last few months. Back in 2013 the group self-released an acoustic EP titled Apologies, and now they are poised to drop their full-legnth debut album via No Sleep Records.

Earlier today the group teamed up with Alternative Press to unleash an angsty new single titled “Clueless.” You can also check it out below.

Please Don’t Leave will hit stores April 7, and pre-orders are available for purchase right here.…

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Somos Stream “Streets Upon Streets” From Split With Have Mercy

Next month labelmates Somos and Have Mercy will be releasing a brand new four-track split EP. Earlier today Somos teamed up with Noisey to premiere one of the songs they contributed to the effort. The single is titled “Streets Upon Streets,” and it’s available to stream below.

Last month Have Mercy revealed one of their two songs on the EP. If you haven’t checked that out yet you can give it a listen right here.

If you like what you hear, physical copies of the 7-inch split are available for purchase through No Sleep Records‘ website. The EP …

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Drug Church Release New Song, “Work Shy”

Drug Church will be releasing their new EP, Swell, on February 10 via No Sleep Records.

With the premiere of “But Does It Work?” off the EP, it’s an indication that the Albany, NY post-hardcore quintet has taken a step away from their sound they delivered on 2013′s Paul Walker.

The band has debuted another track off the upcoming EP, called “Work Shy” (via Noisey), and it’s an even bigger departure with its wave-induced hard rock delivery. You can give the track a listen below.…

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Rocky Votolato Signs With No Sleep Records and Glitterhouse Records

Rocky Votolato, the Seattle-based singer-songwriter who was a member of Waxwing and brother of Cody Votolato of The Blood Brothers, has announced his signing with No Sleep Records in the US and Glitterhouse Records in Europe.

Votolato is scheduled to release his eighth studio album with both labels in spring of this year.

About the singing to No Sleep, Votolato said:

I was hanging out with my good friend Rob Moran from Unbroken this past summer when he first mentioned the idea of me partnering up with No Sleep Records. The idea instantly made a lot of sense to

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Runaway Brother To Replace Somos On Dads Tour

As Boston indie rock outfit Somos reported recently, they will be unable to join Dads on their upcoming U.S. tour in February. Taking their place, however, is an up-and-coming four-piece form Ohio who go by the name of Runaway Brother. This band shares a lot of sonic elements with Somos and are definitely worth checking out.

Runaway Brother will also be embarking on a few set of shows with Tiny Moving Parts shortly after this tour with Dads.

Additional support will be provided by Roger Harvey. Dates for all the shows can be found below.…