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REVIEW: Too Close To Touch – ‘Too Close To Touch’ EP

Artist: Too Close To Touch
Album: Too Close To Touch EP
Genre: Post Hardcore
Label: Epitaph Records

Ladies and gents, prepare yourself for the arrival of an exciting newcomer in the post-hardcore scene: Lexington, Kentucky’s Too Close To Touch. The 5-piece assembly from the birthplace of Emarosa have recently announced their signing to Epitaph Records and released an exciting self-titled EP.

Despite the EP being only 4 tracks long, each song is a uniquely pleasing aural experience that glistens with the soaring vocals of frontman Keaton Pierce, who delivers an impressive performance throughout. Pierce’s hooks are downright catchy, plus …

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Too Close To Touch Stream Debut EP

From the birthplace of Emarosa comes an exciting new post-hardcore act with an excellent sound: Lexington, KY’s Too Close To Touch.

Just recently, the band announced their signing to Epitaph Records, and with that signing was to come a self-titled EP on October 21. The 4-song album, Too Close To Touch, is now available to purchase on iTunes or to stream on YouTube.

Now that they’ve made their major label debut, it’s logical to expect a tour announcement soon out of Too Close To Touch. Also, don’t forget to check out the stream of Too Close To

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Hail The Sun Are Taking Your Questions on Reddit

This afternoon, growing post-hardcore band, Hail The Sun, will be stopping in on Reddit to field all your burning questions about the band, their upcoming activities, and their recent album, Wake. Whether you’re a frequent Redditor or you’ve remained unphased by the enormous web community, you are likely familiar with the AMA, or “Ask Me Anything,” forum posts that have welcomed A-list celebrities and even President Barack Obama to Reddit for a short Q&A session.

The AMA will take place on /r/PostHardcore, a great little sub-community within Reddit for fans of bands like Circa Survive, Dance Gavin …

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Stolas Are Giving Away Their Latest Singles, For Free!

It seems Stolas are eager to do right by their fans after the recent announcement that their sophomore album, Allomaternal, was going to be delayed a few weeks. Just a few hours ago, via Facebook, Stolas decided to give away all three of their latest singles for free download!

Recently, Sianvar, the supergroup containing Stolas’ guitarist Sergio Medina, decided to gave away their first EP for free for the second time. Unfortunately, the doors have closed on that offer by now, so make sure you grab the new Stolas tracks before they disappear, and pay close attention to …

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Stolas Premiere Latest Track, “Claw Point”

Last week we received the unfortunate news that Allomaternal, the sophomore album from Las Vegas post-hardcore band Stolas, was going to be delayed several weeks.

As promised, the band instead released a new song from the album in honor of it’s original release date of October 15.

Check out the frantic “Claw Point” below the jump, and don’t forget to check out Allomaternal on Blue Swan Records when it makes its highly-anticipated arrival on November 7. You can pre-order the album on Bandcamp now.…

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Boys Of Fall – “My Promise To Maryland”

Michigan post-hardcore group Boys Of Fall have been keeping very busy these past few months and today we have teamed up with them to debut their newest music video for their track “My Promise To Maryland.”

The video takes place inside the studio, showcasing the entire band, their talents and what they are all about. From the catchy riffs to the memorable vocals from lead vocalist Michael Martenson, Boys Of Fall have proven these past few months that they are a band worth checking out. The video was directed by Michigan hometown director, Brandan Kellar.

“My Promise To Maryland” can …

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Closure In Moscow Premiere Crowdsourced Music Video for “Happy Days”

Those who know Aussie rockers Closure In Moscow are probably aware the band has shifted it’s dynamic dramatically with a strangely unique venture into funk entitled Pink Lemonade, the followup to their post-hardcore full-length debut, First Temple in 2009.

With a new direction, the band has sprinted away from the post-hardcore norms musically, and taken even larger steps to change their image and take things a lot less seriously.

With their latest music video, “Happy Days,” the band looked to its fans to submit video clips of themselves. The result is a fun home-video project featuring fans drinking and …

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REVIEW: Hail The Sun – ‘Wake’

Artist: Hail The Sun
Album: Wake
Genre: Post-Hardcore / Progressive
Label: Blue Swan Records

Here it is, the widely-anticipated new record from Hail The Sun, the progressive post-hardcore quartet that took the scene by storm with their Elephantitis EP in 2012. Since the release of Elephantitis, the band has been acquired by the up-and-coming label Blue Swan Records, a fitting home for a band that has toured alongside Dance Gavin Dance, Jonny Craig, Kurt Travis, A Lot Like Birds, I The Mighty, and The Speed of Sound in Seawater.

The band is currently out headlining the …

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Stolas Debut New Single, “Hiraeth”

As promised, Stolas have released the second single from their upcoming album Allomaternal, which comes out October 15 on Blue Swan Records.

Called “Hiraeth,” the latest taste of their upcoming album demonstrates some of the more laid-back sounds to come with the new record, which was recorded with producer Kris Crummett at Interlace Audio.

The band will continue to support the Blue Swan Records Tour until October 12, so be sure to check them out if you haven’t already. Of course, you can stream “Hiraeth” below the jump as well:…

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Silverstein Join Rise Records, Announce Plans for New Album

Canadian rock outfit Silverstein have announced that they are the new members of the Rise Records family.

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REVIEW: Tiny Moving Parts – ‘Pleasant Living’

Artist: Tiny Moving Parts
Album: Pleasant Living
Genre: Post-hardcore / pop-infused emo
Label: Triple Crown Records

As it cools down on the East Coast and Fall starts to show its face, I’ve been thinking a lot about why we tend to gravitate toward certain music during different times of the year. I spent the better part of an hour last week selecting the best Fall-centric records in my music collection and syncing them to my iPhone, in order to be ready for when the leaves change and everything starts smelling like pumpkin.

Around this time last year, as I prepared …

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The Getaway Plan Announce ‘Dark Horses,’ Launch PledgeMusic Campaign

Over the course of the last decade, Australia’s The Getaway Plan have evolved from teenage post-hardcore wunderkinds into one of the nation’s most successful and critically acclaimed rock bands. It has been a journey marked by incredible highs (such as their debut Other Voices, Other Rooms debuting at #14 on the Australian charts) crushing lows (the band went on an unplanned hiatus from 2009-2010, during which a former tour manager and close friend of the band was convicted with several sexual offences for which he was jailed for 16 years, providing an unwelcome run on front pages of the national …