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ALBUM REVIEW: Mike Llerena & the Nerve

If The Decemberists and Green Day had a baby, they would conceive Mike Llerena & the Nerves. Hailing from Gainesville, FL., the band just dropped their first full length album on June 15th. The first song, “Last Words”, sets the tone for the album – high energy, feel good, real music that instantly gets stuck in your head. Tracks like “Crossfire” and “Mr. Favorite Son,” are the perfect recipe for a crowd of fans jumping and moshing. Halfway through, we hear a sentimental side with “Saturday Night” and “A Long Winter”. There…

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STREAM: Compathy “Cannon”

Compathy is an acoustic pop punk solo-project founded by New Hampshire-native and current Chicago transplant, Matt Campbell. Through the project, Campbell released a new song titled “Cannon.” The track is a follow up to their debut EP, You Have No Home Here, which was released earlier this year. Please follow and like us:

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STREAM: HEMI ‘Avalon’

Today, Chicago heavy metal trio HEMI released their brand new record Avalon. After once again teaming up with producer AJ Kolar,  Avalon pushes the boundaries of what heavy metal is supposed to be. By incorporating elements of hardcore, punk, and melodic death metal, HEMI leads you through a series of songs that are stunning both lyrically and cinematically. You can stream Avalon below! To purchase a copy of the record, or any of HEMI’s previous releases, you can click here. Keep up with the band by following them on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter…

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STREAM : Waterparks “Not Warriors”

 Waterparks fans have been eagerly awaiting the upcoming release of the pop-punk trio’s sophomore album Entertainment, due out later this month on the 26th of January. In the meantime, social media has been blowing up with teasers, promotions for the album and even the release of some new singles. Awsten Knight has been not shy about sharing some info with fans… and his latest tweet highlighted the newest single from the highly anticipated album. The latest song to the released from Entertainment is “Not Warriors”, which follows up previously released singles “Blonde” and “Lucky People”….

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STREAM: Stacked Like Pancakes “45”

For a majority of us, this past year under the Trump presidency has been less than ideal. Our nation has been divided in more ways than we could have ever imagined, and hope for brighter days is hard to find ever now and again. But thanks to Stacked Like Pancakes, maybe a little hope is on the horizon. Today they released a brand new track simply titled “45.” While the song takes many swings at the Commander in Chief, there is also a much-needed dose of optimism sprinkled throughout. The upbeat…

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STREAM : Icarus The Owl – “Failed Transmissions”

Portland, Oregan natives Icarus The Owl are gearing up for their fifth album release this winter entitled Rearm Circuits. The unique band, consisting of Joey Rubenstein on guitar/lead vocals, Jake Thomas-Low on bass, Rob Bernknopf on drums and Tim Brown on guitar/vocals, grew up on those sounds of late 90’s punk that has strongly influenced their direction as a band since their formation in 2009. Vocalist Joey Rubenstein shares, “I grew up listening to fast and melodic punk music. Late 90’s Fat wreck and Epitaph bands were my lifeblood. We wanted to capture the…

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STREAM : Enter Shikari “Rabble Rouser”

Enter Shikari are one of the biggest post-hardcore bands to come from the U.K. Enter Shikari have released a brand new track to promote their new album The Spark, being released next week on September 22nd through Play It Again Sam/Ambush Reality. The song “Rabble Rouser” is the second track to be premiered, as it follows up the popular single,  “Live Outside”. The Spark is detailed as a highly anticipated and ambitious album for Enter Shikari. Following four seminal albums, three of which have been Top 10, The Spark is produced by David Kosten (Everything Everything, Bat For Lashes), and…

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STREAM : Alteras “Best Mistake”

Alteras from Youngstown, Ohio and Revival Recordings are back again with their newest single entitled “Best Mistake”. “Best Mistake” hits as an alternative rock jam with a relatable message, and can definitely make its way into any rock fan’s playlist for new fall releases. Alteras vocalist Jacob “JC” Clasen, described the track as “always trying my absolute hardest to be the best I can be, having the overwhelming urge to overcome obstacles and thrive not just for myself but for the people I love.” Clasen continued by stating, “even if I am…

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WATCH : Stand Atlantic ‘Sidewinder’

  Australian three-piece, Stand Atlantic are making some huge buzz in the pop punk community and music scene. With their debut EP coming September 15, 2017 titled Sidewinder through Rude Records. With the album promotion the trio; Bonnie Fraser (vocals), Jonno Panichi (drums), and David Potter (bass), have been featured on various outlets such as Idobi Radio and Alternative Press to debut singles “Mess I Made” and “Coffee At Midnight”, stating the band’s unique attributes to the pop punk genre. Now comes their latest single and title track of the album, “Sidewinder” in a…

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STREAM : The Killers “Wonderful Wonderful”

Fan hype has been building around the anticipation of the upcoming The Killers release Wonderful Wonderful coming September 22, 2017, via Island Records. After the release of the first single, “The Man”, the new material gained popularity over the airways. The Killers followed it up by introducing track “Run For Cover”,  and the band has graced the fans once again with the newest single and title track to the album, “Wonderful Wonderful”. “Wonderful Wonderful” is a standout track from the previous singles released for the album, as it is full of…

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