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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 …


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:…


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.


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 …

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REVIEW: The Color Morale – ‘Hold On Pain Ends’

Artist: The Color Morale
Album: Hold On Pain Ends
Genre: Post-Hardcore
Label: Fearless Records

The Color Morale has been astonishingly prolific since signing to Rise Records back in 2009 as Hold On Pain Ends marks their fourth full-length, but first since making the jump from Rise to Fearless Records.

Typically, the concern with bands that churn out records this quickly is that they’re simply throwing together another 10-12 tracks that follow a familiar formula, cashing in while they can — because, let’s face it, you never know how long your buzz is going to last these days. But in the …

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Hail The Sun Release “Human Target Practice”

This morning, the up-and-coming post-hardcore outfit Hail The Sun released some exciting news for fans. It’s no secret that the guys have finished recording their highly-anticipated full-length album, but until now they’ve been light on the details. With today’s release, a track entitled “Human Target Practice,” listeners will get their second taste of the upcoming record. In addition, the band has provided a name, release date, and the artwork for the new album which will be titled Wake.

You’ll be able to get your hands on Wake Sept 23, via Blue Swan Records. In the meantime, you can …


UTG TV: Warped 2014 With The Word Alive

The Word Alive is one of those bands that’s bound to keep growing and growing. This summer alone, they’ve been bumped up onto the main stage at Warped Tour on numerous occasions, but it’s only a matter of time before they become Warped headliners for the long run.

If you’re a fan of the band, you don’t need an explanation as to why they are one of the most energetic and incredible bands to watch perform live, and if all my forum involvement is correct, Telle Smith has become one of the hottest frontmen to photograph, purely based on his …


Adventurer Sign With Blue Swan Records

Michigan post-hardcore trio Adventurer have some very exciting news today, as they have announced their signing with Blue Swan Records. Blue Swan features artists such as Kurt Travis, Stolas, Hail The Sun and a few others worth checking out. The label is owned by Dance Gavin Dance guitarist Will Swan, hence the label’s name.

The band has also announced that they will be on a part of the upcoming Blue Swan Tour, featuring Hail The Sun, Stolas and Icarus The Owl.

Dates can be viewed right after the jump.…

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Finch Release Album Teaser For ‘Back To Oblivion’

The day has arrived. After multiple hiatuses, lineup changes, two What It Is To Burn anniversary tours, and a stint on this past summer’s Warped Tour, post-hardcore legends Finch have given us the first glimpse of their highly anticipated record Back To Oblivion. This will be their first since 2005′s under-appreciated Say Hello To Sunshine.

The band released a teaser video today in honor of officially announcing the album’s coming even though they have been teasing the release in the past couple of months as well as playing a new song during recent shows. The record is due out …

Blue Swan Records Tour

Icarus The Owl Announced as Special Guest on Blue Swan Records Tour

Moments ago, the post-hardcore community erupted with the exciting news that Icarus The Owl will be joining the Blue Swan Records Tour as the previously billed “Special Guest.” Despite predictions that the guest spot would eventually go to masters of mystery, Secret Band, the selection of Icarus The Owl is definitely fitting for the tour which will feature Hail The Sun and Stolas.

Both headliners are promoting upcoming full-length albums and are expected to be debuting some new material while on the 34-stop tour, sponsored by MerchNow, which will begin on September 3 in Bakersfield, CA. A full …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Fear And Wonder – “The Animal Inside”

Fear And Wonder teamed up with Bryan Stars to premiere the music video for their brand new single, “The Animal Inside.” This is the title track off their upcoming EP, which is set to be released this September. You can check out the video right below the break.

If you like what you hear, the single can be purchased through iTunes. There are currently two additional songs off the EP that are available on iTunes as well if you feel so inclined. Be sure to check in again soon for any updates on the official release date of the …