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No Closer To Heaven

REVIEW: The Wonder Years – ‘No Closer To Heaven’

Artist: The Wonder Years
Album: No Closer To Heaven
Genre: Pop-Punk

I’ll be honest–when I first accepted the responsibility of reviewing The Wonder Years‘ fifth full-length record, No Closer To Heaven, I was a tad nervous. Like the entirety of their back catalogue, the Philly sextet’s 2013 effort, The Greatest Generation, was utterly airtight, and over the past two years, had grown to become one of my favorite albums of all time. It was sincere, it was thought-provoking, and above all else, it connected with me on a level that few albums have since. In many ways, …


Neck Deep Respond To Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Another week, another young band accused of inappropriate conversations with minors.

Coming off a week that saw them taking the Billboard album charts by storm, UK pop punk band Neck Deep are in hot water after one fan came forward with allegations she engaged in a sexually explicit conversation with member Lloyd Roberts when she was just 15. The rumors began to surface early Saturday morning, August 22, and by Sunday afternoon the band had announced the departure of Lloyd Roberts from their band.

In further response to the claims, Neck Deep have issued a statement through their official Facebook …

The Wonder Years 2015

The Wonder Years Share “I Don’t Like Who I Was Then”

We are now barreling headlong towards the release of The Wonder Years‘ fifth full-length album, No Closer To Heaven. Thus far, we’ve been given two very promising glimpses of the outfit’s latest studio effort, and earlier today, we were graced with a third.

“I Don’t Like Who I Was Then” plays out like a prototypical pop-punk ripper, but shines bright thanks to the Philly outfit’s unparalleled musicianship. Dan Campbell’s tell-all delivery is striking as ever, and guitarists Casey Cavaliere, Matt Brasch, and Nick Steinborn absolutely kill it. Check it out below (via Alternative Press), and let us …


The Wonder Years Stream New Single, “Cigarettes & Saints”

The Wonder Years have given us a second taste of their forthcoming album, No Closer To Heaven, in the form of a brand new single titled “Cigarettes & Saints.”

The Pennsylvania outfit’s latest offering finds Dan Campbell and company pushing their craft to wondrous new heights, both lyrically and instrumentally. While TWY have always stood head and shoulders above their peers thanks to their airtight composition, the band’s newest track is without a doubt some of their most concrete work to date, which is pretty wild considering their near-flawless back catalogue. Listen in below, and let us know what …


The Wonder Years Announce New Album, ‘No Closer to Heaven’

Earlier this year, pop-punk frontrunners The Wonder Years celebrated their tenth anniversary as a band with three discography shows in their hometown of Philadelphia. It now seems as though there are more big things in store for them in 2015.

This morning, the band has announced that they will be putting out a brand new album, entitled No Closer to Heaven – their fourth full-length record and second Hopeless Records effort – on September 4. It has been a little over two years since the band put out their Billboard-charting The Greatest Generation; the last and most commercially well-recieved …

have mercy

Have Mercy Release New Music Video For “Two Years”

Baltimore indie rock outfit Have Mercy have just released a brand new music video for their killer song, “Two Years.”

The song is taken from the band’s beloved sophomore record A Place Of Our Own which was released in October of last year via Hopeless Records. The video features a young man’s bicycle ride through what seems to have been old memories. He later ends up destroying remnants of these memories and leaving them all behind.

You can check out the full music video below. Don’t forget to catch Have Mercy playing “Two Years” live during Warped Tour all summer. …


Taking Back Sunday Is Still Your Favorite Band Ever

The band that served as the soundtrack to your first true romance and the heartache that inevitably followed have a new single that is proof they’re only getting better with age.

“Better Homes And Gardens” was an immediate standout on Taking Back Sunday‘s Happiness Is…, so it’s great to see it have a chance for additional exposure with the release of a fantastic new music video. The clip mirrors the emotional turmoil filling the spaces between vocalist Adam Lazzara‘s croons of a once great romance falling apart while standing on the verge of an eternity together with …

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Anthony Raneri (Bayside) Announces Solo Record, Drops New Single

Anthony Raneri, best known as the frontman of emotional punk rock outfit Bayside, has announced a brand new solo record, Sorry State of Mind, which is due out June 30 via Hopeless Records.

Along with the announcement of the new record, Raneri dropped an acoustic pop-infused new single, “Gone,” via Billboard earlier today. The song — which is far from what fans heard on Bayside’s latest full-length, Cult, comes in the form of a lyric video, which can be viewed after the jump.

Sorry State of Mind comes after Raneri’s delightful 2012 release, New Cathedrals. …

Neck Deep Promo 2013

Neck Deep Announce New Album ‘Life’s Not Out To Get You’

One of pop-punk’s biggest international acts, UK’s Neck Deep, have announced a new record called Life’s Not Out To Get You. Album pre-orders drop May 12 along with a new song called “Can’t Kick Up The Roots” and a music video. Artwork can be found below.

I can’t help but make a stray observation about the release date. The album releases August 14 via Hopeless Records. Given the May 12 pre-orders, that’s a three month album roll-out. A roll-out that long probably indicates that Hopeless Records anticipates this to be a huge release, possibly with a big single …


MUSIC VIDEO: Dryjacket – “Uncle Jack”

To celebrate the release of their debut EP, Lights, Locks, and Faucets, the New Jersey alt rockers of Dryjacket have shared a new music video for their track, “Uncle Jack.”

Coming in at just under three minutes, the clip finds the foursome trekking through the woods amid infectious guitar lines and toe-tapping melodies. Check it out by following the jump below, and let us know if you’re a fan in the replies.

We’ve been expecting big things from Dryjacket since their pairing with Hopeless Records back in February, and so far, the group has yet to disappoint. If you …


New Found Glory Release Limited Edition 7-Inch

Yesterday, New Found Glory surprised fans far and wide by releasing a limited edition 7-inch featuring their Resurrection single “One More Round” and an acoustic version of “Living Hell.” Head below the jump for more details, and pick up a copy here through Hopeless Records.

As you’re probably well aware, NFG dropped their eighth full-length studio album last fall, and have since been dominating the tour circuit with Turnstile, This Wild Life, and a bunch of other killer acts. To see if they’ll be visiting a venue near you, hit up their official website.

all time low

REVIEW: All Time Low – ‘Future Hearts’

Artist: All Time Low
Album: Future Hearts
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: Hopeless Records

It’s 3:51 a.m. At this point, I’ve listened to All Time Low’s Future Hearts at least 7 times continuously, and I still can’t figure out what I want to say about it. I could hop on the bandwagon and gush about how the band’s sixth studio effort is all for the fans. I just have one question: Isn’t that the point of all albums? While I understand where other critics are coming from when they point this out, it seems like a cop out. There’s so …