The Big Sleep – Olive Drab

April 14, 2014 - 7:00 AM - by Matt Dunne


Philadelphia’s Olive Drab only left us only wanting more music after their fantastic debut Girl EP was released in 2012, and fortunately the wait is over with the arrival of The Big Sleep, the group’s first full length; and it’s anything but a snooze. Released by the label Birdtapes, Olive[...]

Rooms of The House – La Dispute

March 31, 2014 - 12:00 AM - by Matt Dunne


La Dispute has always been one of the most forward-thinking, hardest working and consistently creative groups in contemporary music. Between their stand-out debut LP Somewhere at the Bottom of the River Between Vega and Altair and their experimental Here. Hear. EPs, the many discography highlights make it difficult to deny that the[...]


Brain Slug Interview

March 30, 2014 - 5:24 PM - by Zach Stachura


I first saw Brain Slug at our favorite small venue called the Crunch House. Most of the kids were there for East Beast, but everyone was taken aback with the first chord Brain Slug played. I have listened to their self-titled nonstop since then.  How did you guys come up[...]

Refuse to Beg – Born Low

March 28, 2014 - 2:14 AM - by Brett Emerick


I first learned about Born Low several years ago when the pop-punk band in which I drummed played a “Hardcore vs. Pop-punk” show–bands showcasing each genre split the bill, giving the audience a taste of both sides. Thinking back on it, the idea of a show like that is really[...]


“Top Notch” – Manchester Orchestra

March 26, 2014 - 12:59 AM - by Matt Dunne


The last release from Manchester Orchestra was 2011′s Simple Math. The band has been hard at work in the past couple years since, whether touring steadily or writing their new album, Cope. A few weeks ago, they released a new track, “Top Notch,” along with a stellar black-and-white music video. The[...]

“Priest in the Laboratory” – White Suns

March 7, 2014 - 2:58 PM - by Torrey Proto


Brooklyn racket makers White Suns’ visceral and cathartic noise reaches towering and uncompromising heights on their new track “Priest in the Laboratory” from their forthcoming LP Totem. The trio takes your previous idea of dissonance and atonal noise and throws it out the window. Frontman, Kevin Barry, plays the part of[...]


“Like Warriors” – Houseguests

March 6, 2014 - 12:00 PM - by Matt Dunne


Houseguests, of the Boston area, has a new single out, “Like Warriors” , and it’s warm, fluid jams and extremely fun guitar riffs are enough to peak anyone’s interest for what the rest of this future release will hold. The indie band’s track is reminiscent of bands like A Great[...]


Two Inch Astronaut Interview

February 28, 2014 - 12:02 PM - by Torrey Proto


Colesville, Maryland trio Two Inch Astronaut’s explosive brand of indie rock carefully straddles the thin lines of several genres but they prefer to call it “anti-prog arena math,” which frankly sounds better than any label I could slap on it. Their latest effort, Bad Brother, is out on Exploding in[...]

Dehumanize Yourself – Puddle Jumper

February 25, 2014 - 5:58 PM - by Matt Dunne


Building off of their enjoyable debut full length “You Were my October”, The Quad Cities’ Puddle Jumper is back with new music in the form of the Dehumanize Yourself EP and its refreshing energy is just what this cold winter needed. Bands like the Anniversary, Tigers Jaw, and Football Etc.[...]


Manipulate Interview

February 24, 2014 - 1:04 PM - by Zach Stachura


I had the chance to interview Iván of Dead Wrong, Unforgiven, Skarhead, and most recently, Manipulate. Iván grew up in Connecticut during the golden years of CTHC (in my opinion) and now lives in New York doing vocals for Manipulate. How did you get into hardcore? The first music I probably got into[...]