Post-Hardcore quartet Afterlife have dropped a new video for their track, ‘Envy’, the latest release from their upcoming second record, ‘Best Of Me’.
Tyler Levenson (Vocals) says on the track:
“Our goal with ‘Envy’ from the start was to create a song that would keep you on the edge of your seat, a heavy track but heavy in a way that the band has never done before, heavy in a way that was exciting and fresh which I firmly believe we did. This song is very much a cautionary tale or warning about how the “grass isn’t always greener on the other side” and how being envious of someone or something is often a dangerous feeling. Wanting something that someone else has or seeing another person’s life and wishing it was you or that your life would be better if things were different which ultimately leaves you feeling unsatisfied once you obtain what you thought you wanted.”
Check out the video for ‘Envy’ below.
The bands upcoming record ‘Best Of Me’ is set to be release don August 6th 2021 via Hopeless Records.
Pre-orders for the record can be made via the label’s Webstore.
Travie McCoy has announced he has signed with Hopeless Records.
In celebration of the news, he’s shared a new single and video, ‘A Spoonful Of Cinnamon’ where McCoy explains:
“This song sums up my experiences through 2020 and honours people in my life that I had lost.
“There was a moment where I was getting weekly phone calls to tell me people I knew had passed away. I’m bi-polar and being isolated was a strong reason to relapse, but I didn’t, and I made it through. The year gave me a great song to pay tribute to the people I love.”
On the signing to Hopeless, he continues:
“Being myself and completely transparent throughout my entire career hopefully inspires everyone to do exactly the same. Hopefully all the trials and tribulations that I went through helped pave the way for the next generation.”
Sullivan King has dropped his new track since signing to Hopeless Records and there’s a huge artist featuring on it!
‘Venomous’ is a exploration into the energy SK emits with the balance of EDM and Rock giving of massive hooks where Ice Nine Kills’ Spencer Charnas along for the ride.
It’s one huge track that they couldn’t be more proud of as the artist explains:
“I couldn’t be more stoked to be releasing a song that really sits outside of what people are used to hearing from me. It’s the first track of mine that breaks away from a regular dance record and embraces the embodiment of a loud as fuck rock record. This is also the first record I got to crush with the legend John Feldmann, he seriously is such a beast. Big love to Spencer from INK for jumping on this one too!!”
Destroy Boys have announced they have signed to Hopeless Records.
Alexia Roditis (Guitar) had this to say about the signing and why they signed to Hopeless Records.
“It’s important to have women, and queer people, people of colour, and differently-abled people in all aspects of the music industry, to have that support. Now we’re able to have more of a say in who we work with, and when you have that kind of control, you should do good with it. We’re really excited to be in a place where we can create the album we want to create. They took our project very personally; they were really excited about us, and they don’t seem to want to infringe on what we have. They want us to maintain our own vision.”
The first track to be released with Hopeless is ‘Muzzle, a track set at 1 minute and 2 seconds but one which certainly makes its mark with punktastic thrashing guitars, absolutely fantastic.
Hello everyone! Welcome back to the new music video roundup. We’re here for a roundup of ten of the best recently released music videos. They’re not all within the same genre and they’re all different in some way or another but that means that there’s a little something for everyone here but come on, let’s get down to the music!
First up this week, I’ve selected the Boston, Massachusetts heavy hitters Vein (Whom now have appeared to have changed their name to Vein.fm.).
Their track, ’20 Seconds : 20 Hours’ is a reworked version of ‘Untitled’ from their 2018 debut record, ‘Errorzone’ and appears on their newly released compilation, ‘Old Data In a New Machine’.
‘Old Data In A New Machine, Vol. 1’ is out right now digitally with a physical released scheduled for late September via Closed Casket Activities.
Heading off straight for the Dublin up and comers Jet Fuel Chemistry, the Quartet haev released a video for ‘Sleep’ which is a track off their upcoming EP, ‘Sign Of The Times’ which was released today.
On ‘Sleep’ the band have said:
“‘Sleep’ is the second track on the EP, with a focus on the exacerbating of isolation and mental illness by social media. It’s paradoxical that the more time we spend “connected” to one another, the more alone we feel.
All in all, the world is a really chaotic and fucked up place right now and if we’d written a release without this tone we’d feel dishonest and, frankly, there’s every chance we’d have gone insane. People need to stop vilifying each other, and instead unite to hold those with power accountable for our misery. It’s a positive message that we hope anyone can get behind.”
We’re going to switch things up right now in the format and switch to a live video for this next choice.
While the majority of the metal community are enjoying the premiere of the Wacken World Wide XR live streams in this pandemic-struck summer, Ukrainian heavy hitters Jinjerare celebrating the one-year anniversary of their groundbreaking Wacken Open Air 2019 performance by unleashing a blistering live video of their breakthrough song, “Pisces”, captured at the festival.
“Pisces” is the second track released from this show, with “Perennial” being the first released from the Wacken sessions – boasting over 3.2 million views and counting.
Next continuing the heavier sounds we have the sextet Oceans Of Slumber with their video for ‘The Colours Of Grace’, the new track taken from their upcoming self-titled record.
Mike Moss of Antimatter also features on this track, another reason to check this one out.
Oceans Of Slumber’s self titled record is set to be released September 4th 2020 via Century Media Records.
Who wants some German Rock? That’s what you don’t hear a lot of these days. German bands. I guess some just don’t make it across sometimes but I’m so glad this next band Kid Dad has come to my attention.
‘What You Call A Dream’ is the latest single from the German four-piece Kid Dad. It’s pacy and powerful with an energetic lead riff. It demonstrates the band’s punkier side, following on from ‘Limbo’ and ‘A Prison Unseen’, and reflects their playful preferences with the use of delays, and the interaction between distorted and clean signals.
‘What You Call A Dream’ was a spontaneous jam that came naturally to the band and was written in just an hour.“Marius, Michi, and I were in the rehearsal room at some point and hadn’t actually planned on writing a song. The whole thing went faster than we ever thought it was possible. Everything came together without us having to think twice about what would happen next,” says Max (bass, backing vocals).
Marius (vocals, guitar) says of the upcoming album, “We are not linear, easy to calculate or predictable. We are individual human beings who react individually. Nobody is allowed to determine what to be afraid of and what to look forward to. Nobody except oneself. Nobody knows everything about themselves – we are definitely still battling with questions. One may even sometimes wonder why one is the way one is – we definitely do. You are not alone and this album is meant to help you understand that.”
‘In A Box’, which is the bands debut record is set to be release 21st August 2020 via Long Branch Records.
We’re getting the miles in for this weeks roundup aren’t we? Good, because we’re heading right over to Australia for Yours Truly.
The Pop-Punks have shared another taste off their upcoming debut record, ‘Self Care’ in the form of their latest video, ‘Undersize’.
Where the rest of Self Care largely looks inward at Mikaila conquering her own personal struggles, ‘Undersize’ finds the vocalist looking on at a friend going through battles of their own.
“This song is really a letter to a close friend of mine,” she explains. “While watching them navigating their life through all the ups, downs and obstacles life throws at them, I wrote this just to let them know that I’m here for them through all of that.”
The release follows a monumental few weeks for the four-piece, who upon announcing details of their record ‘Self Care’, were revealed as the newest addition to Select Agency’s huge roster of clients, as well as the latest hand picked guest for triple j’s famed Like A Version segment.
‘Self Care’ is set to be released September 18th 2020 via UNFD.
Check out their latest release in ‘Undersize’ below.
We’re just going to places I haven’t thought of in a while. I think that’s just the theme for this weeks roundup.
We’re in Idaho next for Young, Planetary where they’ve recently debuted a video for their latest single, ‘Separate Rides Home’.
The band tells Outburn; “The video was shot by our good friend and photographer / honorary fifth member of the band, Kenyon McWilliams. It felt so strange to be working on a music video but not being able to be in the same room as the rest of the band. Luckily, we were able to put something together that’s not only, “socially distant,” but also very visually appealing and exciting. Most of it was shot in our bass player’s backyard, but a good chunk of it was also done at Table Rock here in Boise.”
Regarding the inspiration for the song, Trevor Villagrana (vocals/guitar) says, “When an old girlfriend of mine and I split up, we did what a lot of couples do and tried to meet up and talk things out. We would go to this restaurant that we used to eat at all the time when we were together and do our best to salvage the feelings we had for one another. After a few times of meeting up, we had stacked up these garage receipts from where we would park our cars. But no matter how much we talked, we could never make it work. We would end up walking back to our cars to “take our separate rides home,” so to speak. It’s tough admitting defeat in situations like that.”
The band’s upcoming EP ‘Locations I Can’t Place’ will be released on August 7 via Hidden Home Records.
We’re heading into another self titled EP territory, this time with the Illinois Pop-Punkers Wilmette with the video for their latest track, ‘A D D E R A L L’, which is the first single off the band’s upcoming release set to debut on September 25th 2020 via Mutant League Records.
Peyton Day (bass/vocals) tells Alternative Press: “This video is supposed to be the epitome of hindsight in a relationship. As the aliens rummage through the crashed spaceship, they find a log of events that detailed how the astronauts crashed into their planet. They know they were too late in helping, and all they can do is watch the aftermath. Only two-fifths of the group come back, signifying a change in their reality, while the aliens are obviously unscathed.”
Heading back to Australia for the latest video from Stand Atlantic, ‘Blurry’ continues the story started in ‘Jurassic Park’.
There’s definitely a much darker and disturbing vibe to ‘Blurry’ than previous videos which shows how the same place can look through a different set of eyes. Nevertheless, it continues the amazing streak of content Stand Atlantic have been releasing into the world in anticipation of their record,’Pink Elephant’., which was released today (August 7th 2020) via Hopeless Records.
Creeper have done a massive job with their concept record, ‘Sex, Death & The Infinite Void’. The record released last week via Roadrunner Records and at the time of writing (which is a few days in advanc), it’s sitting at the number two position in the midweek UK Albums Chart.
The visuals they created for the record though, have been amazing. It’s truly a concept record in every meaning of the word where they’ve created a engaging narrative which spans everything they could possibly do.
In the narrative of the music videos which was set in motion in ‘Poisoned Heart’, is now complete in the form of ‘Born Cold’ in our last pick of the week for the Music Video Roundup.
And that’s it for another week of a countdown of the best singles out in the world in the last week. Be sure to check back next-time for another round of great music videos. If you have any suggestions for me to check out, be sure to send an email or message us via the socials on Facebook or Twitter!
Tigers Jaw have announced that they have signed to Hopeless Records as well as the release of their first single in three years, ‘Warn Me’.
These announcements comes with the news that they’ve finished recording their sixth full length record, which they have worked on with producer Will Yip.
Ben Walsh says:
“‘Warn Me’ is about being blindsided by something positive in your life. It’s that moment when you realize you normalized unhealthy relationships or behaviors. I’ve been hesitant in the past to write from a more positive point of view, but my entire personal life went through an upheaval a few years back and it inspired me to see things through a new lens.
“This was one of the first songs we worked on with Colin and Teddy, and feels like a perfect song to kick off this next chapter of our band. [Producer] Will Yip did such a great job of bringing out everyone’s musical personality in our performances. It’s a relentlessly driving but fun song, and I think it captures our live sound and energy really accurately.”
The new band recently signed to Hopeless Records, Point North have some news for us; their debut record is incoming later this year!
Titled as ‘Brand New Vision’, the release is set to be released on August 21st 2020.
Check out the Cover Artwork, Track Listing, Pre-Order options and streaming of the title track which features De’Wayne are available below.
01.) Brand New Vision (feat. De’Wayne) 02.) Into The Dark (feat. Kellin Quinn) 03.) Personal 04.) A Million Pieces 05.) Lethal 06.) Heartbeat 07.) Apologue 08.) Distant 09.) No One’s Listening 10.) Nothing Left To Lose 11.) Be The Same
Most recently seen supporting the band Waterparks in the UK and US, the musician has announced that he has signed with non other than Hopeless Records.
In addition to this, he has also released a brand new single!
‘National Anthem’, as he describes:
represents the America I have always experienced. I wrote this song in 2019 and performed it out all over the country on tour last year. I watched beautiful, mixed crowds made up of so many different types of people RAGE to this in UNITY. I had planned on releasing this at a future date, but I’m taking the most recent (and recurring) event as a sign that the world needs this right fucking now.
Understanding what could happen to me or any one of my family members at any time…most days, even waking up feels like a protest. What makes things a tiny bit better is knowing that I am not alone in this struggle.
Every day, so many of us fight to live our own lives. We fight to live free from judgment…we fight to breathe…we fight stereotypes and we fight a whole bunch of shit that we didn’t choose to deal with…but still we FIGHT.
We are the CIRCLE and we are done with the bullshit.”
Check out the track below.
Hold your breath for some great material coming from Hopeless! Never disappointed from their roster of talent.
The Maryland trio, The Dangerous Summer have announced that they’ve left Hopeless Records and are starting their own independent label, with plans to release material through the aforementioned, called Molly Water Music.
The band confirmed the news via Instagram, with a short video explaining that they’re also completed the recording of six new tracks, with a video filmed for one.
Aaron Gillespie, (Underoath) might have a contribution on the tracks as well if the following post is anything to go by.
“About to embark on a new journey. We love you all and can’t wait for the future ❤️ special thanks to @will_beasley @pjleavitt @aaronrgillespie @nickmarfing #rebelrousers and friends for dedicating their time and energy to us. We have decided to release some music independently (under our own label @mollywatermusic ) for the first time in our existance. Let’s see if we can make our own path; there is something deep inside us that believes the music can be enough ❤️ Stay tuned.”
More details on The Dangerous Summer’s new material will be confirmed as they develop.