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REVIEW: Transit – ‘Joyride’

Artist: Transit
Album: Joyride
Genre: Indie, Pop-Punk, Alternative
Label: Rise Records

Transit has been through a roller coaster ride as a band in the past couple years. After releasing the widely loved Listen & Forgive, their world changed quickly with how they went from stage-diving pop-punk in Keep This To Yourself to the indie rock vibe that they had adapted for the latter record. Then Young New England was released and total outrage came at the band’s expense in that they were scrutinized for the album that was produced. Now, the band has put out a new record in …

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Issues Announce New Acoustic EP

Atlanta metalcore outfit, Issues, have just announced that they will be releasing new acoustic EP, entitled Diamond Dreams. The eight-track EP, which the band recorded and produced by themselves with the help of a few friends (RAS, Matt Malpass, and more), features a few guests on its track list, which includes Ben Barlow of Neck Deep, and Kris Crummett of Sleeping With Sirens and Emarosa.

Very excited for the upcoming release, the band states, “We had a lot of fun making this record, being able to reimagine songs and show that we aren’t just metalcore kids, or …

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PVRIS Stream New Album’s Title Track, “White Noise”

This morning, PVRIS, the electro-alternative rock band from Lowell, Massachusetts started streaming a brand new track from their upcoming debut album, White Noise.

PVRIS’s latest single, “White Noise,” is now the third track available from the album of the same name, which makes its arrival via Rise Records in just a few short weeks.

You can stream “White Noise” below the jump, and check out pre-orders for the album on the band’s website. White Noise, the album, comes out November 4.…

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Transit Release “Fine By Me” From ‘Joyride’

We must have heard the majority of Transit‘s latest album by now, right? For the seventh day in a row, the Massachusetts four-piece is streaming a new song exclusively at AltPress. You can hear “Fine By Me” below.

Much like the other songs we’ve heard from the album so far, Transit seems to be taking on an alt-pop sound with their new record, Joyride. Some of the Third Eye Blind influences from Young New England are taken more in stride on “Fine By Me,” and the results are fantastic. I’m loving the new direction, and I’m excited …

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Stream “Stood Up” From Man Overboard’s New EP, ‘Passing Ends’

Pop-punkers Man Overboard recently announced that they will be releasing a new EP called Passing Ends on October 28 via Lost Tape Collective with the release of a new acoustic song titled “For Vince.”

Today, the band premiered another acoustic song called “Stood Up” on AltPress. It features singer/guitarist Zac Eisenstein belting out a trendy ManO song that will definitely get Tumblr GIF love over the next couple weeks. The band is currently hard at work on their next album which should be released in 2015 via Rise Records.

Check out the song below via lyric video …

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REVIEW: Favorite Weapon – ‘Sixty Saragossa’

Artist: Favorite Weapon
Album: Sixty Saragossa
Genre: Post-hardcore
Label: Rise Records

It’s not unusual for a new band to crop up from the ashes of another group. Generally speaking, when a band breaks up or members depart they usually end up in another band. Musicians sometimes hop from band to band before they finally find their place (if they ever do). In the instance of Favorite Weapon, things worked out just a little bit differently. Frontman Hance Alligood was a part of Woe, Is Me before they broke up. Instead of starting a brand new page for Favorite Weapon …

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ALBUM STREAM: Favorite Weapon – ‘Sixty Saragossa’

This coming Tuesday, October 14 Favorite Weapon will drop their debut album, titled Sixty Saragossa. As a treat for fans, Rise Records has uploaded the entire album to YouTube to be streamed a little early. This is a great opportunity to decide if you want to pre-order the album before those pre-order bundles are taken away. You can give it a listen by taking a look below the break.

If you do like what you hear, you can pick up a pre-order bundle by heading on over to MerchNow. Digital pre-orders are also available through iTunes.…

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Transit Release New Song “Nothing Left To Lose”

In a unique release strategy, Transit have been releasing a new song every day for the past few days, leading up to the release of their new album, Joyride, on October 21. The latest track is now available to stream at AltPress – you can check out “Nothing Left To Lose” below.

This song is an interesting one; this is the closest thing to Young New England that we’ve heard from Joyride so far. However, the production on the new songs has been a major step up from that record, and “Nothing Left To Lose” follows suit. If Young

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Stream The Acacia Strain’s New Album, ‘Coma Witch’

The weekend is upon us, and what better way to celebrate than with some heavy-ass breakdowns?

As of this evening, you can stream The Acacia Strain‘s seventh full-length studio album, Coma Witch, in full. Check it out after the break, and share your thoughts with us in the replies below.

The Chicopee five-piece will be spending the latter half of October on the road with The Plot In You and Cane Hill, touring in support of their latest effort. If you’d like to get in on the action, a full itinerary can be found here.

Unrestrained and …

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Ace Enders Releases Surprise I Can Make A Mess Album

About a month ago, The Early November‘s frontman, Ace Enders, put up a random YouTube video entitled “Undecided… From Voice Memo Sessions, Unmixed.”

On the video description, Enders wrote: “A few months back, I was mixing a record for another band. While each track was bouncing down (roughly 3-4 minuets each) I wrote 8 songs in that time, playing and singing the first thing that came into my mind. I recorded each as a voice memo in that moment and then built the song around that. So no metronome and very little edits. Just a cracky voice memo that …

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Transit Release New Song, “Sweet Resistance”

Legendary Massachusetts rockers, Transit, are less than two weeks away from the release of their fifth studio album, Joyride, and things are getting pretty exciting! The 12-track album drops on Rise Records on October 21, and the band is in the middle of a little countdown called ‘#12DaysofTransit,’ where they plan to stream a new track from Joyride via Alternative Press each day.

Today’s track, called “Sweet Resistance,” is a fun and upbeat pop song that fans are certain to enjoy while they wait to hear more from the band. You can stream “Sweet Resistance” below the jump:…

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The Acacia Strain Stream “VVorld Demise” From ‘Coma Witch’

We are one week away from the release of The Acacia Strain‘s new album Coma Witch, which will be released through Rise Records on October 14.

After streaming “Cauterizer” and “Nailgun,” the band has dropped another song named “VVorld Demise” that will surely make your ears bleed. With vocalist Vincent Bennett’s growling screams and a guest spot from Incendiary‘s Brendan Garrone, this is another track that shows the growth in The Acacia Strain after the departure of longtime guitarist DL Laskiewicz in 2013.

Check out the song below after the jump and be …