The Matches Are Back And Better Than Your Favorite Band

Six years have passed since The Matches blessed us with new music, but when the band officially reunited earlier this year fans knew it was only a matter of time until the group returned to the studio. I’m happy to say, the wait is finally over.

Earlier today, September 30, The Matches partnered with our good friends at Substream to share the world premiere of a new song titled “Life Of A Match.” The track is a big and boisterous return to form for the group, bringing to mind the material found on A Band In Hope. You can …


5 Seconds Of Summer Stream “Money”

5 Seconds Of Summer have offered fans a fourth glimpse their impending studio album, Sounds Good Feels Good, in the form of “Money,” an anathematic, pop-punk banger that will likely garner quick comparisons to the Aussie outfit’s self-titled debut. Stream the track by following the jump below.

The quartet’s newest LP was produced by John Feldmann (All Time Low, Good Charlotte, Boys Like Girls) and Mike Green (Pierce The Veil, Breathe Carolina), and is set to arrive on October 3 via Hi Or Hey Records/Capitol Records. Pre-order it here, and let …


Pentimento Stream New Track, “My Solution Is In The Lake”

Keeping anticipation high for their forthcoming album, I, No Longer, Pentimento have begun streaming an affecting new single titled “My Solution Is In The Lake.” Get in on the action below (via AbsolutePunk).

If you’re a fan of the New York foursome’s latest, you can catch them on tour this fall with Better Off, A Will Away, and special guests Caleb & Carolyn. Check out a full itinerary here, and let us know if you plan on attending in the replies.

I, No Longer drops on October 23 via Bad Timing Records. Pre-orders are …

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Lydia Premiere “When It Gets Dark Out”

Lydia have joined forces with Alternative Press to debut an infectious new single titled “When It Gets Dark Out.” The Arizona trio’s latest offering is taken from their forthcoming full-length, Run Wild, which hits shelves this Friday, September 18. Check it out below, and pick up a pre-order here.

“We never set out to write a certain album,” frontman Leighton Antelman told AP. “It’s just however the album comes out. This time, it just happens to be a little darker than our last release.”

The band will spend a majority of September and October on tour with Seahaven

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Have Mercy Share New Single, “Collider”

In anticipation of their upcoming tour alongside Transit, Somos and Microwave, Baltimore’s Have Mercy have teamed with Noisey to premiere a new, stand-alone single titled “Collider.” Listen in after the jump.

“This song came out of nowhere,” vocalist Brian Swindle explained. “We were rehearsing for our spring tour and started jamming on these simple three chords. We went to Paul Leavitt over the course of a few months to track it. Really, just to tweak things and mess with it a little more. It ended up being this tad bit heavier version of Have Mercy. Will this reflect …


Hoodie Allen Tells Us To “Let It All Work Out” On New Song

Self-made underground rap superstar Hoodie Allen has blessed the universe with a new track you won’t soon forget. As if that weren’t exciting enough, he’s also made the song available for free download.

“Let It All Work Out” is quite possibly one of the best songs Hoodie Allen has ever released, and believe me when I say I understand the weight such a statement carries. The song is a giant leap or six from what was found on Hoodie’s 2014 effort, People Keep Talking, with lush production backing Allen as he raps about everything from women to struggles. Like …


MUST HEAR: Jay Rock Featuring Black Hippy – “Vice City”

There are only a handful of rap collectives who can say every member brings something unique and equally high quality to the table. Among them, Black Hippy is arguably the most successful of the bunch. From Kendrick Lamar and Schoolboy Q, to the continuing rise of Ab-Soul and Jay Rock, this group has all the potential in the world, and so far they have yet to disappoint.

Today, Jay Rock continued to promote his upcoming album by sharing a new track featuring the entire Black Hippy crew. The song is called “Vice City” and it’s actually a far more chill …


The Front Bottoms Make Knees Weak With “Summer Shandy”

Our love affair with The Front Bottoms dates back to the earliest recordings from the New Jersey favorites, and with each release our admiration for their work continues to grow. Their new album arrives later this month, and earlier today a killer promotional single hit the net.

“Summer Shandy” is the latest in a string of digital singles released by The Front Bottoms over the summer, and just like “West Virginia” or “Cough It Out” the song features the band’s signature pop-influenced indie rock sound. It’s the kind of track only The Front Bottoms could write, as it finds vocalist …


Lana Del Rey Delivers Yet Again On “Music To Watch Boys To”

This week just went from good to great. Lana Del Rey has shared another promotional single from Honeymoon, and this one might just be the best yet.

Built atop the kind of epic cinematic strings that helped give Ultraviolence its timeless aesthetic, “Music To Watch Boys To” is the kind of slow-burn LDR goodness fans have come to expect from their queen. The song was originally slated to be the lead single for Honeymoon, but Lana’s label intervened at the last minute and chose the hypnotic “High By The Beach” instead. While I think that was …

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UTG PREMIERE: Controller – “Midnight Man”

For some, music is a very personal, very cathartic way of dealing with life’s daily stresses, but for many more, it’s a reason to let loose, unwind, and have a good time. If the latter is your aim, then you’ll likely feel right at home with Controller; the NYC quartet are undeniably upbeat and infectious, making them an essential addition to your regular rotation.

Today, we have the esteemed pleasure of premiering the outfit’s brand new single, “Midnight Man,” a synth-driven dance party that comes fully-equipped with a rug-cutting refrain and a sick sax solo. Listen in below, and …

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Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Drop “Downtown”

Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have reunited to grace the masses with an outstanding new single destined for radio greatness.

Titled “Downtown,” the eclectic, sample-heavy track found its way online yesterday along with some outrageously wonderful visuals that pit the Seattle hip-hop duo against none other than Eric Nally of Foxy Shazam. There are over-the-top West Side Story dance battles, majestic slow-motion chariot montages, and an excess of random wackiness that you’re better off experiencing for yourself. Check it out below.

When I first spun this track this morning, it didn’t do a lot for me, but the more I …


Trivium Release “Until The World Goes Cold” Video

We still have over a month until Trivium drop their new studio album, but that isn’t stopping the metal titans from sharing another single from the highly-anticipated release.

Showcasing a mid-tempo side from Silence In The Snow, “Until The World Goes Cold” is as close to a power ballad as Trivium will ever release. That isn’t to say it’s a love song, but it does swing a big emotional hammer with driving guitars and Matt Heafy’s powerful vocals. I dare say this is the best he has sounded when singing, and it makes me excited to hear what …