Pierce The Veil Announce Record ‘The Jaws Of Life’

Pierce The Veil  have announced their new album ‘The Jaws of Life‘ which is set to arrive February 10, 2023 via longtime label Fearless Records.

“There’s so much desperation underlying the lyrics of this song,” shares Fuentes. “It talks about a relationship where one person is ready to take things to the next level while the other is still unsure. One person is begging the other to either move forward or to let them out because being stuck in the middle is torture.”

He continues, “I wrote this song in Seattle at Mike Herrera from MXPX’s home studio. He let me live there for a couple of months while working on the record. I love writing in Seattle because it gives me all of the ’90s grunge rock vibes. Plus, it rains all the time, and I love the rain.”

As for The Jaws of Life as a whole, Fuentes says, “This album has truly brought us closer than we’ve ever been. It was extremely difficult for us to be off the road and apart for so long. We’ve never missed anything more than playing music together and never had such an strong appreciation for recording, touring, and simply being in the same room together than we do now. The Jaws of Life is about how life can sink its teeth into you and try to devour you. The negativity in the world and within your mind can be a vicious thing. We’re extremely grateful for this record, our fans, and the opportunity to play live music again.”

Check out the video for ‘Emergency Contact’ below.

Guapa Release New Single, ‘Exoskeleton’

The unique Swedish psychedelic rock collective GAUPA have recently released their latest record, ‘Myriad’.

GAUPA comments on the release:
“We are extremely stoked to finally share this album with the world!  Love/ GAUPA”

In celebration, GAUPA have released a gorgeous animated video for the album’s powerful opening track ‘Exoskeleton‘. The clip was created by Simon Hjortek who has already worked on some of GAUPA‘s previous, visually striking music videos. Here, he combined retro sci-fi with mind-bending surrealism, perfectly matching the dream-like atmosphere that runs like a golden thread through GAUPA‘s body of work.

Check out the record ‘Myriad’ below.

Sophie Lloyd Releases New Track, ‘Do Or Die’

Gearing up for her debut record, artist Sophie Lloyd whom you might know from tours with MGK is now focusing on her own music.

The debut effort, ‘Imposter Syndrome’ is set to be released in 2023 and will feature some guests.

Sophie had this to say about it:

“I can finally say that I have new music coming! All my music before was instrumental, so this is a very special release for me as it includes vocals, and some of the people we’ve worked with are people I used to have as posters on my wall as a kid, so it feels very full circle. It’s something that I have been working on before the first lockdown, and to be here talking about it feels amazing.”

And she has shared the first taste of it right now. 

That taste is ‘Do or Die’, which features Inglorious frontman, Nathan James. It’s a rip-roaring piece of old school hard rock shredding, perfectly executed alongside Nathan’s soulful tones. it’s a head-banger, and only the tip of the iceberg of what is to come.

Sophie had this to say about the collaboration:

I am so happy to be sharing my first single from the album with Nathan James. I have been following his music for many years and he just has the most incredible voice and did such an amazing job on bringing this track to life. I’m so grateful he was able to take part! I remember getting the rough vocals back from Nathan while I was away in LA, and we were just blasting it out of the car on the freeway. That’s when I knew this would be the first single to be released from my album.”

And Nathan added this:

“It was great working with Sophie on this track. I was sent the track without lyrics or melody and I wanted to write something that made sense, as if Sophie were saying it herself. The album title Imposter Syndrome helped steer me in the direction I took it lyrically. I think it’s a fun song and I really hope we get to do it live someday soon.”

Check out ‘Do Or Die’ below.

Graphic Nature Announce Debut Record, ‘a mind waiting to die’

Graphic Nature have announced the details of their debut record, ‘a mind waiting to die’.

The record is set to drop on Rude Records on February 17th 2023.

Vocalist Harvey Freeman had this to say about it:

“This is our debut album. We wrote the entirety of the record during lockdown when things were at their darkest. A lot of the lyrical content stems from personal experience and challenges with mental health and isolation.

“Each song has a different subject, much like our previous tracks. We dive deep into depression, thoughts that lead you to a very dark place, frustration, sensory overload, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues etc. It’s a lot to take in and we’ve portrayed it in what we believe to be a perfect representation of how our heads process these things: pure anger over heavy riffs and drum beats. It’s what we do.”

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and more below.

01. 404
02. Sour
03. Into The Dark
04. Killing Floor
05. Sleepless
06. White Noise
07. 90
08. Bad Blood
09. Twisted Fear
10. Headstone
11. Death Wish
12. A Twin
13. The Downpour

They’ve shared a new song as well, and it is a twisted one. 

Written from the mind of someone who wants to do despicable things, it is a crushing, discomforting piece of mind-melting aggression. 

Harvey had this to say about it:

“Killing floor is an interesting song. I wrote the lyrics in a completely different style to any song we’ve ever written before. Usually I write about things that I go through in day to day life, emotions that I struggle with. But this track is very different, I wrote the song from the perspective of a wannabe serial killer…someone that isn’t seen by the public eye but craves the attention and thrill of the consequences that come with killing another human being.

Check out ‘Killing Floor’ below.

Banji Releases Debut Record, ‘Freshcakes’

Utrecht quartet Banji have release debut album Freshcakes via [PIAS] Recordings.  

Freshcakes showcases the brand of indie-pop the quartet have been cultivating over the last year or so, harnessing the power of technicolour fun against a greyscale world. This upbeat sound belies the darker themes explored however – frontman Morris Brandt elaborates on how it has been a cathartic process for him and the band: 

“Banji’s songwriting has always reflected my surroundings and environment. Big themes of this album are struggling with adulthood, self-worth and self-esteem, mental health and frustrations, addiction, and finding your own self-discipline and maturity over time. The lyrics that flowed out of me throughout the making of Freshcakes tend to be built around introverted thoughts, personal social situations, and subjects that I find difficult to dissect. Stressful feelings about mistakes made, expectations unfulfilled, and the guilt that surrounds that. At a young age I’ve learned to use music as an output for frustration and stress. The main thing that I wanted to do with this record was find a place for those feelings and letting them go, kind of like therapy in a way.” 

1. Freshcakes
3. Chills
4. Listen
5. Dogbreath
6. Tired
8. Hothead
9. Lazy
10. Loudmouth
11. Waiting For U
12. Chatterbox
13. Maybe 

Stream ‘Freshcakes’ via your preferred service.

Circa Survive Confirm ‘Indefinite Hiatus’ Announce New Record

Circa Survive have some news. 

The band have confirmed that they are going on an indefinite hiatus. 

You can read a statement on the subject below:

“Many of you have asked where things stand with us and to be totally transparent, our future is currently uncertain. For the time being, we’re considering Circa on an indefinite hiatus.

We want to thank you all for your love and support, especially over the last few years which were the hardest we have ever had to endure. Extra special thanks to the Creatures.

love and gratitude.”

And their last bit of news , they have one more release coming up!

‘Two Dreams’ is their new album that combines their last two EPs, ‘A Dream About Love’ and ‘A Dream About Death’.

it will be released on December 16 via Rise Records. 

The artwork looks like this:

01. Imposter Syndrome
02. Drift
03. Our Last Shot
04. Even Better
05. Gone For Good
06. Sleep Well
07. Electric Moose
08. Curitiba
09. Late Nap
10. Discount on Psychic Readings
11. Die on the West Coast
12. Buzzhenge

Pre-orders are available via the following link.

Ways Away Release New Record, ‘Torch Songs On Other People Records

Alternative-punk band Ways Away have released their sophomore album, Torch Songs, on Other People Records. Produced and mixed by Beau Burchell (Saosin) and mastered by Mike Kalajian at Rogue Planet, the eleven tracks on Torch Songs pack a punch – from fast, gritty punk tracks to more melodic numbers. A product of the pandemic, the record explores themes of anti-capitalism and living in the current state of the world, as well as approaching more personal moments about love and loss.

Check out the Cover Art and Tracklisting for ‘Torch Songs On Other People Records’

1. I Got Low
2. (I’m Not) Laughing With You
3. Heaven’s Lathe
4. Never Mind The Dog
5. Happy With What I Have
6. No Chance In Hell
7. The Only Living Boy In LA
8. Easy Fix
9. Burn Me Out
10. Pink Kerosene
11. Roll Back To You

Orders for the record can be made via the following link.

Green Day To Reissue Their ‘Nimrod’ Record

Green Day is as old as some of the people who listen to it today (25 years old).

To mark the occasion, the band are to reissue that record,

Set to drop on January 27th 2023, the collection comes with the original album plus 14 (that’s right 14!) previously unreleased demos and a full live recording of the band playing at the Electric Factory in Philadelphia in 1997. 

Here’s the full tracklisting:

01. Nice Guys Finish Last
02. Hitchin’ A Ride
03. The Grouch
04. Redundant
05. Scattered
06. All The Time
07. Worry Rock
08. Platypus (I Hate You)
09. Uptight
10. Last Ride In
11. Jinx
12. Haushinka
13. Walking Alone
14. Reject
15. Take Back
16. King For A Day
17. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)
18. Prosthetic Head

Nimrod Demos:

01. Nice Guys Finish Last (demo)
02. Place Insider My Head (demo)
03. The Grouch (demo)
04. Walking Alone (demo)
05. Jinx (demo)
06. Alison (demo)
07. Espionage (demo)
08. You Irritate Me (demo)
09. Tre Polka (demo)
10. When It’s Time (demo)
11. Desensitized (demo)
12. Chain Saw (demo)
13. Reject (demo)
14. Black Eyeliner (demo)

Live at the Electric Factory, Philadelphia
November 14 1997:

01. Going To Pasalacqua (live)
02. Welcome To Paradise (live)
03. Geek Stink Breath (live)
04. Nice Guys Finish Last (live)
05. Hitchin’ A Ride (live)
06. The Grouch (live)
07. Chump (live)
08. Longview (live)
09. 2000 Light Years Away (live)
10. Brainstew (live)
11. Jaded (live)
12. Knowledge (live)
13. Basket Case (live)
14. She (live)
15. Fuck Off And Die (live)
16. Paper Lanterns (live)
17. Scattered (live)
18. Prosthetic Head (live)
19. When I Come Around (live)
20. Good Riddance (live)

You can pre-order you copy on vinyl or CD from the following link.

Bury Tomorrow Announce New Record, ‘The Seventh Sun’

Bury Tomorrow have announced the details of their new album, ‘The Seventh Sun’ and will be released on March 31st next year via Music For Nations.

The band say on the upcoming releasE:

We are proud to present, ‘The Seventh Sun’. It is an understatement to say we are excited to share the new era of Bury Tomorrow with you all and the first single from the album, Abandon Us, is the perfect way to showcase our intent for the next phase of our band,” say the six-piece. “Visceral and heavy, this track is for each and every one of you that has stood by us either from the beginning, or supported us along the way.”

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting and more below.

01. The Seventh Sun
02. Abandon Us
03. Begin Again
04. Forced Divide
05. Boltcutter
06. Wrath
07. Majesty
08. Heretic
09. Recovery? 
10. Care
11. The Carcass King

Of the track ‘Abandon Us’ origins, the band share, “it started with a demo simply entitled, Abandon. Taken from a time of loss, uncertainty and insecurity, the intent was to create a heavy track that mirrored these feelings. The lyrics highlight the frustration and anger at the current state of our society and how our so-called leaders seem intent on satisfying self-interest above the collective needs of humanity.”

Pre-orders for ‘The Seventh Sun’ are available via the following link.

DE’Wayne Announce New Record, ‘My Favourite Blue Jeans’

DE’WAYNE has announced the details of the follow-up to his 2021 debut album ‘STAINS’.

It’s called ‘MY FAVORITE BLUE JEANS’ and will be released on October 28 via Hopeless Records. 

This is what he had to say about what it represented for him:

“My first album was very angry and angsty, but I’m way more confident in myself now when it comes to what I want to say as an artist. I took steps to live the life I wanted to live, and I dedicated every second I could to writing these songs. It was about not giving a fuck about what anyone thinks and doing what makes me happy.”

He has also released a new taster, the slow and sultry ‘SIMPLE’, which features I Dont Know How But They Found Me!

It’s an epic combination of talents creating a song that washes over you wonderfully. 

The man himself had this to say about it:

“A simple life truly brings me joy. Being able to wake up every day and create music is the sickest job you can have. I knew having one of my favorites in I DONT KNOW HOW BUT THEY FOUND ME  on this record would take it all the way home for the vibe on this one!”

Check out the Cover Art, Tracklisting as well as the track ‘Simple’.

7. GOOD MOOD (feat. grandson)
10. TAKE THIS CROWN (feat. Good Charlotte)
11. 37 MINUTES