Having passed the midway point of their second decade, it sounds foolish to say Senses Fail may have found out who they want to be, or better yet, who they are.
Going from being pioneers* of the screamo scene during the mid and late-2000’s, then shifting to more of a hardcore act for 2013 and 2015’s Renancer and Pull the Thorns From Your Heart, they’ve never been an act afraid of approaching new territories. With that, a decent chunk, if not most or all, of the credit goes to Buddy Nielsen, the only remaining member from the initial lineup.
To fully appreciate the glow of If There is Light…, I had to revisit the grit of Pull the Thorns From Your Heart. Where the intensity of “The Three Marks of Existence” from Pull the Thorns… punches your skull in, the opener here, “Double Cross,” grabs you by the collar and pulls you in close; less of a circle pit, more of a crowd surf. It makes good use of one of the handful of instances of screamed vocals on the album, showcasing the album’s range early on – hooks, heaviness, and plenty of heart.
UK pop-punk band Boston Manor have announced their highly anticipated debut album, Be Nothing. The album, produced by Neil Kennedy (Milk Teeth, More Than Life) and mixed by Kyle Black (New Found Glory, All Time Low), will be released on September 30th via Pure Noise Records!
Check out the album art and track listing for Be Nothing below!
Kentucky hardcore band Knocked Loose have announced their debut full-length album, Laugh Tracks. The album includes 11 tracks, including the band’s latest single “Deadringer,” and will be released on September 16th via Pure Noise Records. Vocalist Bryan Garris shares, “Laugh Tracks is a long time coming for Knocked Loose, a new chapter so to speak. A project we all equally put time into, something we are extremely proud of. We hope you enjoy it.“
San Diego rockers My Iron Lung will be releasing their new album Learn To Leave on August 5th via Pure Noise Records! “The album serves as a reminder that you’re not stuck in one place in live,” vocalist Matt Fitzpatrick shares. He continues, “…you are free to leave for something better at any time.”
Check out the artwork and track listing for the album below!
Wisconsin pop-punkers (and new Pure Noise Records signees) Masked Intruder have announced their new EP, Love and Other Crimes. The EP, which will be released on July 8th via Pure Noise Records,was recorded with Roger Lima and produced with both Lima and Mike Kennerty. The band had this to say about the EP, “It’s a pretty dynamic record, especially for a 6 song EP. Each song really has it’s own feel, which we hope will appeal to the ladies, and make them want to make out with us.”