Looming To Release Debut Album Via No Sleep Records

Indie-rock newcomers, Looming, recently announced their signing to No Sleep Records. With that announcement came the details of their debut full-length album, Nailbiter, which will be released on August 14th. When speaking about the album, drums/vocalist Brandon Carnes states, “Our goal with this album has been to make something that is dynamic and exciting the whole way through.” He goes on to say, “Musically, we draw from a lot of different pools of influence and I think you can hear it when you listen to Nailbiter front to back. Lyrically, the songs are super personal. We wanted this album to be an honest reflection of the real-life situations that inspired all the songs.

Below you can find the artwork and track listing for Nailbiter!

Track listing:
1. Intro
2. Cotton Tongue
3. Onwawd
4. Strive
5. Linear Lies
6. Output
7. Eat
8. New Eyes
9. Brother
10. Impermanence
11. Nailbiter

Knuckle Puck Announce Debut Full Length

Yesterday Knuckle Puck shared the details regarding their upcoming debut full length album, Copacetic. The album, which will be released on July 31st via Rise Records, will be available to pre-order on June 19th, along with the video premiere of the band’s first single, “Disdain.”

Below you can find the album art and track listing for Copacetic!

Track listing:
1. Wall to Wall (Depreciation)
2. Disdain
3. Poison Pen
4. Swing
5. Ponder
6. Evergreen
7. True Contrite
8. Stationary
9. In Your Crosshairs
10. Pretense
11. Untitled

Sea of Storms To Release Debut Album


Sea of Storms recently announced the details for their debut album, Dead Weight, to be co-released via Self Aware Records and Tor Johnson. The band, which features ex-members of Mouthbreather, Wow Owls, The Set-Up and Race The Sun, are currently on the road playing a handful of dates along the east coast and will be playing at The Fest this October. 

Below you can find the artwork and track listing for Dead Weight.


Track listing:
1) Belly Full of Bones
2) Got Your Number
3) Dead Weight
4) Snake Oil
5) Exit Strategy
6) Pathos
7) A Crimson Tide
8) Weak Ones
9) Cedar Run

No Sleep Records Release Summer Compilation

Summer is just around the corner and No Sleep Record is supplying you with a compilation filled with 23 new and unreleased tracks from artists like In Between, Run Forever, Looming and more! The compilation, titled Summer of the Reaper, is available as a free download and stream on SummerOfTheReaper.com and is also available for purchase at iTunes and can be streamed over on Spotify. 

To fans that are interested in a physical copy, they can pick up the comp at a ‘pay what you want’ price at No Sleep Records’ booth on Warped Tour. Fans can also receive a free copy, while supplies last, with a purchase from their webstore here.

Additionally, No Sleep Records has also teamed up with the Vans Warped Tour for a ticket giveaway (which ends TODAY) over at summerofthereaper.com. Fans can enter to win a pair of tickets to their choice of dates on the tour. Enter now for your chance to win!

Below you can find the full Summer of the Reaper track listing!

Track List:
1. ‘68 – Three Is A Crowd
2. Anakin – Artificial
3. Aviator – High Hopes
4. Daisyhead – Lacking Basis
5. Drug Church – Zero Zero
6. Foreign Tongues – Fools Of Love (Unreleased!)
7. Ghost Key – Judgement (New EP Out June 30th!)
8. Grey Gordon – Learned Helplessness
9. Have Mercy – Two Years (Acoustic)
10. Hundredth – Free Mind / Open Spirit
11. In Between – Flat Against The Face (Unreleased!)
12. Koji – Fury (New EP Out June 16th!)
13. Lee Corey Oswald – Progress
14. Looming – Onward (New Album Out August 14th!)
15. Major League – Kaleidoscopes
16. Moose Blood – Chin Up
17. Run Forever – Big Vacation (New 7” Out July 10th!)
18. Seasons Change – Valentine
19. Somos – Streets Upon Streets
20. Drew Thomson – Saturday Night/Sunday Morning
21. Rocky Votolato – White-Knuckles
22. Waster – Graveyard Shift (New EP Out Sept 4th!)
23. The Wonder Years – Leavenhouse. 1130.

Brigades To Release Debut Album

South Carolina pop-punkers, Brigades, will be releasing their debut full-length, Indefinite, which will be released on July 28th via Pure Noise Records. When discussing the album, vocalist Darren Young says, “A lot went into recording this record…Not to cling to cliches but we really did put our blood, sweat, and tears into this one. It’s our first full length together and we’re really pleased with how it turned out.” 

He goes on to say, “We were kind of falling apart at the seams the first week of recording, but it really pulled us back together. We wrote it as a collective and that’s not really our usual formula. There’s a lot of diversity. We’re really proud of it. I’ve had so much happen to me personally since Crocodile Tears that I had to rise about. A lot of different lyrical content. Depression, anxiety, fear, loneliness, shame, pride, love, hate, deficiency. There comes a point in the downfall of everyone’s life where you wonder if it’s indefinite. I dug as deep as I possibly could. Didn’t want to bottle anything up or hold back. Now that I got that release, I’m watching myself turn into a man that I’m happy to be finally. All thanks to this experience, these songs, and my band mates. Still learning, but that hill is getting easier to climb these days.” Needless to say, this album definitely took an emotional toll on the band, in what seems to be a positive way. We can’t wait to give it a listen!

Below you can find the artwork and track listing for the album!

Track List:
1. Indefinite
2. Knife Dance
3. The Difference
4. Enemy
5. Foxholes & Deathbeds
6. Not Until I’ve Flatlined
7. Dearly Beloved
8. Fundamentals Of Being Sentimental
9. Running Blind
10. My Last Heart Attack
11. Undertow
12. Cyanide Chaser

NYVES To Release Debut Album

Ryan Clark (Demon Hunter) and Randy Torres (ex-Project 86) have teamed up for a new electronic music project by the name of NYVES. The duo recently signed to Spartan Records as NYVES and will be releasing their debut album, Anxiety, on June 23rd. 

Pre-orders for the album are available on limited edition vinyl and CD and will also come with an instant download of two tracks, “Something Divine” and “Fall Behind.” To pre-order the album, click here!

Below you can find the artwork and track listing for Anxiety.

Track Listing:
1. Return
2. Something Divine
3. Smoking Gun
4. Just Give Up
5. Parasites
6. Love My Way
7. Fools
8. The Exit
9. Fall Behind
10. Idle Thoughts
11. Light

2nd Annual Alternative Press Music Awards

It’s that time again, ladies and gents, the Second Annual Journeys Alternative Press Music Awards (APMA’s) fueled by Monster Energy Drink and hosted by Alex Gaskarth and Jack Barakat is just around the corner! July 22nd is only a month and a half away and there are big things in store for those who attend or watch the award show from home! The APMA’s will feature live performances from artists including Weezer, Panic! At The Disco, All Time Low, Halestorm, New Found Glory with Hayley Williams, Motionless in White, Taking Back Sunday, Sum 41, Simple Plan, PVRIS, Black Veil Brides, Corey Taylor of Slipkot and Stone Sour, and Tyler Carter of ISSUES!

In addition to the performances listed above, the APMA’s will also include appearances made by members of ‘68, This Wild Life, Mayday Parade, As It Is, Senses Fail, August Burns Red, Set It Off, Bullet For My Valentine, Parkway Drive, Motion City Soundtrack, Real Friends, While She Sleeps and more to be announced soon! For information on ticket offerings and travel packages, click here!

In addition to the APMA’s, Alternative Press Magazine also announced the launch of their special Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame + Museum exhibit which will open on Tuesday, July 21st. Below you can find more information regarding the exhibit.

On July 21st, the day before the APMA’s, Alternative Press Magazine will be unveiling a special new exhibit, Never Give Up: Alternative Press Magazine at 30, by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum presented by Roadrunner Records, Fueled By Ramen, and Jakprints. The exhibit will feature “a history of the magazine, its best stories and photos, and how the publication contributed a much-needed voice to the underground scene over the years.” It will also include letters to the magazine from fans and celebrities, video interviews, and more! The exhibit will kick-off with a special Sonic Session with New Politics and Vinyl Theatre. More information can be found here!

In The Loop Label Launch Party

For those of you in the Los Angeles area, Underground House label In The Loop will be taking over Purple 33 for an exclusive, membership only after-hours party. The event will feature music by Lupe Fuentes, Human Life, Miko Franconi, Jack Cousteau, and a handful of surprises!

Keep in mind, this is a private event and tickets can only be purchased once you become a member over on Purple33.com. The event is 21+, and tickets can be purchased online for $25 and at the door for $33.

Infinity Girl To Release New Album

Brooklyn guitar band, Infinity Girl, recently signed to Topshelf Records and have shared the details of their upcoming album, Harm. The album, which will be released on August 28th, features a pre-order to support those effected by the earthquake in Nepal. A dollar from every pre-order of the album will be donated to the Direct Relief Network in Nepal. To pre-order the album, click here!

Below you can find the artwork and track listing for Harm.

Track Listing:
1. Hesse
2. Firehead
3. Locklaun
4. Hold
5. Not Man
6. Liner
7. Heavy
8. Dirty Sun
9. Young
10. Musei
11. Around Me

Smashing Satellite’s Signed Guitar Giveaway

Smashing Satellite’s will be releasing their brand new album, SonicAluzion, on June 16th and we’ve teamed up with the band (and our friends at Total Assault) to bring you guys an awesome giveaway! In preparation for the new album the band will be giving away a signed vintage 1980’s Candy Apple Red Solid Body Squire Stratocaster guitar – badass, right?!


Entering the contest is super easy and should take no longer than one minute to complete the form! To fill out the entry form, click here!