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Half Hearted Hero

STREAM: Half Hearted Hero – “Dreams”

If you’re a fan of passionate, melodic pop punk bands like Hostage Calm and Captain, We’re Sinking, then do yourself a favor and head over to AbsolutePunk to stream “Dreams,” the new track from New Bedford, Massachusetts group Half Hearted Hero. “Dreams” is markedly different from Half Hearted Hero’s 2013 LP, Whatever, using smoother vocals […]


Stream Bonus Tracks From Coldplay’s New Album

Coldplay released their new album, Ghost Stories, today, but if nine new songs of intimate indie rock aren’t enough for you, there’s more where those came from. Two bonus tracks from the album can be streamed after the break. Like the rest of the new album, “All Your Friends” and “Ghost Story” are products of […]

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UTG ALBUM PREMIERE: Three Man Cannon – ‘Pretty Many People’

It’s not quite punk, and it’s not quite emo, but the music of Pennsylvania natives Three Man Cannon should satisfy any fan of both genres. The quartet’s tuneful indie rock occupies the same middle ground as Lee Corey Oswald, with whom they released a split last year, and Tigers Jaw, the former band of Three […]

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Watch Conor Oberst And Dawes Perform On ‘The Tonight Show’

Conor Oberst‘s new solo album, Upside Down Mountain, is officially out today, and the Bright Eyes and Desaparecidos frontman celebrated the release last night with a performance on The Tonight Show. Oberst, with California’s Dawes as his backing band, played the album’s second track, “Zigzagging Toward the Light,” and you can check out a video […]

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REVIEW: Three Man Cannon – ‘Pretty Many People’

Artist: Three Man Cannon Album: Pretty Many People Label: Lame-O Records Philadelphia is the place to be these days for emo, punk, and everything in between. The city is home to a number of excellent and diverse artists like The Menzingers, Modern Baseball, and Tigers Jaw, to name a few. Another name to add to […]


Driver Friendly Premiere New Song Featuring Dan Campbell, New Album Out July 15

Austin, Texas natives Driver Friendly have announced that their new album, Unimagined Bridges, will be released July 15 on Hopeless Records. In typical Driver Friendly fashion, the announcement was accompanied by a fun, elaborate music video for the album’s first single, “Stand So Tall.” In the clip, which you can check out after the break, […]

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Maroon 5 To Release ‘V’ On September 2

Maroon 5 have been producing massive pop rock hits for over a decade, and this year will likely see another chart topping tune from Adam Levine and company. The Los Angeles, California band announced today that they will release their fifth album, simply titled V, on September 2, with a single due out in the […]

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UTG VIDEO PREMIERE: Ishmael – “Telemachus”

On their Facebook page, Ishmael classify themselves as “post emo progressive rock.” While that sounds like an odd fusion of disparate genres, it is a surprisingly good description of the New York band’s sound. The trio’s noodly guitar parts and sparse vocals are the hallmarks of emo, but their technical rhythm section is more reminiscent […]

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WEEKLY WAX: Vinyl Releases For The Week Of 5/11-5/17

Welcome back to Weekly Wax! Enjoy The Ride Records stole the show this week by releasing two long-awaited vinyl reissues. The first pressing of Turn The Radio Off by Reel Big Fish was a huge hit, with most of the pressing selling out within hours. Check the end of this post for details on how […]

Streetlight Manifesto

Streetlight Manifesto Announce Short Fall Tour

Last year, beloved New Jersey ska act Streetlight Manifesto announced that their full-time touring days were over. They did not rule out the possibility of playing shows again, and this fall, some lucky fans in the northeast will get to see the group’s spectacular live show again. The two October weekends, dubbed Once More Into […]


STREAM: Jack White – “Just One Drink”

Jack White‘s new solo album, Lazaretto, is just under a month away, but bits we’ve heard from the album aren’t making the wait any easier. The latest track to surface from the album is “Just One Drink,” a roaring tune that would sound more at home in a sleazy dive bar than a modern rock […]


Dowsing Premiere New Song From Split With Annabel

Few emo bands are more endearing than Chicago’s Dowsing. The group’s bouncy tunes will make you smile and cry at the same time, then they’ll refuse to leave your head for days on end. Their next release is a split with Ohio natives Annabel, and you can stream a new song from Dowsing’s side of […]