By Ben Kaye

Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects cover each other to celebrate co-headlining tour: Stream

Photos by David Bean and Eliot Lee Hazel Emo stalwarts Dashboard Confessional and The All-American Rejects are currently on the road together making the teenaged hearts of older millennials burst on a North American tour. To celebrate the joint jaunt, the two projects have each covered a trademark song by their tourmate’s, which are both […]

By Mittens XVX

Direwolves – The Great Year

Artist: Direwolves Title: The Great Year Release: Digital / LP Year: 2017 Label: Throatruiner Records It took almost three years for Direwolves to come up with the successor to their magnificent “Aegri Somnia”. The new rager, called “The Great Year”, is another outburst of strong emotions coming from this French band, and there’s no doubt, they put a lot of effort […]

By Matt Melis

Album Review: Paramore – After Laughter

After Laughter finds Paramore, like Carly Rae Jepsen and M83 before them, delving into the pantheon of ’80s pop and declaring, “There’s gold in them hills.” Awash in primary colors, After Laughter sheds the harder edge of its predecessor, Paramore, which accented its pop bona fides with chugging guitars and a distinctly rockist energy. Paramore, […]

By Michelle Geslani

Paramore release new album After Laughter: Stream/download

Paramore return today with their new album, After Laughter. Apple Music and Spotify subscribers can hear it in its entirety down below. After Laughter serves as the band’s fifth full-length overall and the follow-up to 2013’s self-titled LP, which spawned the Grammy-winning hit “Ain’t It Fun”. It was recorded in Nashville’s famed RCA Studio B and co-produced […]

By Collin Brennan

The 50 Albums That Shaped Punk Rock

Where does the story of punk rock begin? Wash away the blood and spit and piss and vinegar of half a century, and you’ll end up … well, nowhere in particular. You might land inside a cramped Midwestern garage with The Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” crackling through the radio, in a gutted London loft reverberating with […]

By Michelle Geslani

Fall Out Boy announce new album, M A N I A, share “Young and Menace” video — watch

Photo by Pamela Littky Fall Out Boy will return with a new album called M A N I A on September 15th. Due out through Island/DCD2, it serves as their seventh overall following 2015’s lukewarm American Beauty/American Psycho. On Twitter, bassist/lyricist Pete Wentz penned a lengthy, very Wentz-like abstract note on the LP: “The gentle pull of a tide […]

By Ben Kaye

Joyce Manor will never be the same again on new song “NBTSA” — listen

Photo by​ ​Philip Cosores Polyvinyl is almost at the halfway point of its Singles Series Vol. 3 project. Like they’ve done in past years, the label sent a 4-track cassette recorder to a number of bands with instructions to record two brand new songs before shipping the recorder off to the next group. Bands involved in Vol. 3 include the […]

By DIY Conspiracy

Bastos – Second Favourite Person

Artists: Bastos Title: Second Favourite Person Release: Digital Year: 2017 Label: DIY Romania’s saddest boys Bastos are back! This time with a full-length and no longer solely instrumental. Second Favourite Person has been out just for a few days but we already cried a few times over it. Not just because we’re doing a show for them in Sofia, […]

By Mittens XVX

YÖU – We sing the blues…

Artist: YÖU Title: We sing the blues… Release: CD, Digital Year: 2017 Label: Deny Records This power trio from Skopje, Macedonia, have finally came out with their debut record and play a style of music best described as a mixture between the Dischord bands ala Ignition and whatever 90’s emo bands you wish to name! The songs are nothing […]

By Charlie Vásquez

dad thighs – The Ghosts That I Fear

Artist: dad thighs Title: The Ghosts That I Fear Release: Digital / Cassette Year: 2016 Label: Old Press Records How’s the Canadian scene going? Maybe this band from Vancouver could tell us about it with their music. dad thighs (stylized like that) is a fairly new band with an explosive sound that released their first demo back […]