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ALBUM REVIEW: Chrysalis ‘Reminder’

“I will be there through the darkest of your days” is one of those dreamy one-liners that every girl hopes a man (or woman) will coo to her, gripping an acoustic guitar on the deck of a balcony or fireside in a haughty ski resort. Yet it’s the hook in metal band Chrysalis song “Angel,” a warped banger masquerading as a swoonsome confession of unconditional love. Metal isn’t usually associated with such romantic furor, but that’s where the California hardcore outfit swoop in with Reminder, their 11-track  full-length album. The record, released…

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LIVE REVIEW: Yellowcard at The House of Blues, Boston

Any scene kid – former or active – between the ages of 20 and 30 would pee their pants over the thought of getting to see Yellowcard perform live. The band is practically a Warped Tour institution and one of the highlights of the 2000s emo movement. But with the announcement of the band’s final tour and album, tickets to the band’s Farewell tour remained especially coveted last night (November 7) at the House of Blues Boston, where Yellowcard performed to their final Massachusetts crowd at their sold-out show. Casual…

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Alternative News 

Circa Survive Announce ‘On Letting Go’ 10-Year Anniversary Tour

Rock veterans Circa Survive announced a 10-year anniversary tour in support of their 2007 Equal Vison Records release, On Letting Go. The band will have support from mewithoutYou and Turnover. The tour kicks off on January 12 in Boston, Massachusetts and travels through most major cities in the United States before closing off on March 6 in Cleveland, Ohio. Check out the full list of dates and locations, below. “So many moments on that record personified what Circa Survive was starting to become,” wrote frontman Anthony Green on the band’s Facebook…

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Metal News 

STREAM: I Declare War “We Wait”

I Declare War released a heavy, new song titled “We Wait.” The track is off the band’s upcoming album Songs For The Sick, which is set to release this fall. “I am the sickness, I am the cure, I control the light inside my heart,” vocalist Jamie Hanks screams. Although the song doesn’t sound too different from anything the band have released, to date, there is still something missing. Although catchy, it seems like the band built up the album so much that this isn’t as refreshing as what listeners expected to hear….

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Indie News 

WATCH: The 1975 “Somebody Else” Music Video

The world’s most mysterious band, The 1975, released a music video for their song “Somebody Else.” The video is confusing, to say the least. The 1975 frontman, Matt Healy, enters a room and goes about his daily routine alongside a seemingly dead body hunched over on a couch. An unseen crowd oo’s and ah’s in the background as Healy gets dressed. Maybe the sounds are the protagonist’s own thoughts? And then, the real music video starts. Healy walks around town, basking in his own self-pity, before having a bit too much…

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STREAM: Not A Planet “Tell The Truth”

Indie rock band, Not A Planet released a lyric video for their latest single “Tell The Truth.” The single features 60’s inspired pop sounds and melodic rock’n’roll guitars, coupled with bluesy vocals. A little out of their time, maybe. But bad, definitely not. “There is a place deep inside each person where we go to discover someone unstoppable, superhuman,” said vocalist and guitarist Nathan Corsi. “‘Tell the Truth’ is about going to that place,” he continued. The song is off the quartet’s upcoming EP, Smoke Bombs and Cigarettes, which is scheduled…

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STREAM: Night Verses “Panic And Pull Your Heart Out”

Night Verses released a new song titled “Panic And Pull Your Heart.” The track is off the band’s upcoming Graphic Nature Records release, Into The Vanishing Light. The ambient song sees the band letting go of their post-hardcore edge and focusing on more purposeful, alternative rock songwriting. The track is about overcoming one’s thoughts of self-pity. “Burning bones, we bathe in fire underneath the city streets,” vocalist Doug Robinson sings. Check out the song for yourself, and let us know what you think of it in the comments section. To…

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WATCH: Four Year Strong “Who Cares” Music Video

Four Year Strong released an angsty, ice cream-filled music video for their song “Who Cares,” off their 2015 self-titled LP. In the video, an annoyed ice cream parlor worker reaches his breaking point and hosts his own party inside the parlor. He clearly doesn’t care. “I’ve got more important things to do, than care about your point of view,” the band sing as the worker lets out all his frustrations at a Four Year Strong show. Four Year Strong are gearing up to perform on the entire Vans Warped Tour….

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Indie News 

STREAM: Plaid Brixx “The Greener Side”

Ohio-based indie rock band, Plaid Brixx released a new song titled “The Greener Side.” The song is off their impending sophomore release, which has yet to be announced. “The Greener Side” is an infectious track with alternative vibes and EDM aesthetics. In this song, the band’s signature retro sound is replaced with a more melodic pop infused with pulsing electronic elements. The introspective song sees the band acknowledging how far they’ve come and how much they’ve changed, with lyrics “Back in time to the greener side, when we made a…

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WATCH: Trash Boat “How Selfish I Seem” Music Video

 Trash Boat‘s single, “How Selfish I seem”, is off of their upcoming debut album Nothing I Write You Can Change What I’ve Been Through which will be released June 17 on Hopeless Records. The album was produced by The Wonder Years‘ lead singer Dan “Soupy” Campbell earlier this year, and it follows the band’s 2015  Brainwork EP. The band previously released a music video for the song “Strangers” which feats Dan Campbell back in April. You can watch both of those music videos after the jump and see the album’s track-listing…

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