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REVIEW: Front Porch Step – ‘Whole Again’

Artist: Front Porch Step
Album: Whole Again EP
Genre: Acoustic folk
Label: Pure Noise Records

I’ve grown to love the EP format over the years. When it’s properly executed, a shorter release offers a perfectly sized stopgap for fans between records, while giving the artist an opportunity to try new things in a sidestep from the high risk, career benchmark, full-length format. In this regard, Front Porch Step has nailed it with Whole Again. The short, fifteen-minute EP features three new songs, all of which offer a new take on Front Porch Step mastermind Jake Mcelfresh’s distinct songwriting style, …

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REVIEW: State Champs – ‘The Acoustic Things’ EP

Artist: State Champs
Title: The Acoustic Things EP
Label: Pure Noise Records
Genre: Acoustic Pop-Punk

After every solid full-band release comes an internal, unspoken desire for an entirely acoustic follow-up of said solid full-band release. The whole “how could this have sounded differently?” mindset comes to play within the corners of the non-audio engineer’s brain. Whether or not this is actually executed (and executed well, at that) is only a matter of the band’s ability to deliver the same solid content without the help of aggressive percussions and tasteful bass guitar riffs; two of the key elements to a …

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Gnarwolves Take Us To The “Boneyard”

UK-based skate punk trio Gnarwolves are following up their three EPs — which were all compiled into the full-length The Chronicles Of Gnarnia earlier this year — with a new, self-titled debut LP that’s due out on September 23 through Pure Noise Records.

Premiering over at Juice Magazine is “Boneyard,” our second taste of the new album following “Smoking Kills” which dropped around this time last month. Opening with a fast-paced burst of punk energy and progressing with melody and sing-along choruses, Gnarwolves is shaping up to be one hell of an entertaining release if “Boneyard” and “Smoking …

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REVIEW: Four Year Strong – ‘Go Down In History’

Artist: Four Year Strong
Album: Go Down In History
Genre: Pop-Punk
Label: Pure Noise Records

With the rapid evolution of the pop-punk industry, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up with new releases, making it incredibly refreshing to hear that old timers are going to put out new music. Seamlessly picking back up from 2011, Four Year Strong are set to release their newest EP, Go Down In History, on July 22 through Pure Noise Records. The speculations of a breakup have long left us, and with Warped Tour and this EP, it’s like the band never even …

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Handguns Stream New Album, ‘Life Lessons’

Pop punk favorites Handguns have released a full stream of their upcoming album, Life Lessons.

Premiering exclusively on Substream, Life Lessons showcases handguns at their most focused and mature. As guitarist Brandon Pagano explained back in May, “Musically, we went in and wrote a faster, more aggressive record. I don’t think we meant to, but with what was going on at the time, we felt like that’s what we needed to do.”

You can stream Life Lessons, in full, at the end of this post.

Handguns are the kind of band that will tour until the wheels …

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MUSIC VIDEO: Vanna – “Digging”

With only one day remaining until their upcoming full-length, VOID, is finally set to release, Vanna have premiered a brand new music video for “Digging” exclusively on Fuse. Pre-order options for the Pure Noise Records release on vinyl and CD formats are still available on MerchNow, so be sure to check them out before midnight.

If you enjoy “Digging,” be sure to catch Vanna on one of the many dates of this year’s edition of Vans Warped Tour (all dates and locations are listed here).…

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Handguns Stream “Queens”

Handguns have partnered with our friends at Rocksound to premiere a new song titled “Queens.”

The latest track to surface off Handguns‘ upcoming third album, Life Lessons, “Queens” channels the youthful drive to chase whatever dreams come your way against a wall of pop punk ripe with a late-90s influence. Vocalist Taylor Eby says Life Lessons is “a record about self-realisation, rebuilding, letting go of the past and focusing on what’s in front of you. Every song is an experience we have been through, and through those experiences we were able to gain something. We feel that this …

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The Story So Far Stream “Navy Blue” From Acoustic EP, ‘Songs Of’

If you’re anything like us and simply could not stop listening to “Clairvoyant” last year, then you likely got as excited as we did when The Story So Far announced Songs Of, a five-track EP of acoustic songs featuring new versions of “Bad Luck,” “All Wrong” and “The Glass,” along with a new track and a Bob Marley cover. That new track is titled “Navy Blue” and the band is streaming it today.

Similarly heart-wrenching as the excellent “Clairvoyant,” TSSF show that they have just as much to offer in a stripped down setting as they do in their …

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Pure Noise Records Welcomes Vanna; Band To Release New Album This Summer

It’s a big day for Boston post-hardcore outfit Vanna. They started the morning with the news they would be joining the Vans Warped Tour over the summer, and now we learn they just became the latest members of one of our favorite indie labels.

Pure Noise Records is thrilled to announce the addition of Vanna to their growing roster of cutting-edge alternative talent. The signing comes after the band released their recent full-length album, The Few and The Far Between, on 12” vinyl via Pure Noise Records in 2013. Vanna will be releasing their Pure Noise debut in …

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Gnarwolves Premiere “Tongue Surfer” Lyric Video

“I’m not the same guy you kissed. I’m a miserable shit, and you know it.”

The Chronicles of Gnarnia is one of my most anticipated releases of 2014, even if it’ll probably be like 20 minutes in total length. Today, the Brighton-based emo-punk act that will be releasing said album on February 24 via Pure Noise, has unveiled a lyric video for a brand new single, entitled “Tongue Surfer.” It’s currently premiering over at PunkNews.

Even despite a minor misspelling in the video, it doesn’t distract from the candid, heartfelt lyrics about the woes of growing up- or…not growing …

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STREAM: Living With Lions – “Scarred”

Living With Lions have partnered up with the good people over at Absolutepunk to stream their new song “Scarred.”

The song will be off of the band’s forthcoming 7″ release, Some Of My Friends Appear Dead To Me that is being released on July 9 via Pure Noise Records. Pick up the new single from Living With Lions right now over on iTunes and pre-order the new album here.

Check out their new song “Scarred” through the link provided and comment with your thoughts. Are you enjoying yourself?…

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The Story So Far Perform “Empty Space” Live

The Story So Far were filmed performing the new song “Empty Space” in San Antonio, TX this past Sunday.

We understand that the video was recorded far away from the stage but you can still hear clearly that the live version of TSSF’s song gets the crowd moving. Watch the video after the jump and enjoy!

“Empty Space” will be appearing on their new effort, What You Don’t See, which lands on iTunes March 26 through Pure Noise Records. Pre-order from the link provided.…