It’s not easy to keep track with music news especially when you make yourself a busy bunny, so we check it all out weekly and make a selective list of the new stuff that you could most likely be into.
1. Strains – White Chains
Having recently signed with Famined Records, Strains have released ‘White Chains’ as a new single, ahead of forthcoming label debut, Redefine[d], scheduled on June 30th, 2015. Strains is currently one of the most exciting metalcore bands in Belgium and we strongly recommend you to keep an eye on them!
2. Mallory Knox – Heart & Desire (music video)
Mallory Knox have released a music video for their new single Heart & Desire and you can check it out right here!
3. Lonely The Brave – Control
Lonely The Brave have just unveiled a brand new song, as part of the reissue of their brilliant debut ‘The Day’s War’. The song is called Control and you can listen to it just here!
4. Refused – Françafrique
Refused have released another new song called Françafrique, along with a music video. Refused will be releasing a brand new album, ‘Freedom’ (through Epitaph Records) for the first time in years at the end of next month. Check it out!
5. Mixtapes offers ‘These Are Us’; compilation of unreleased music and rarities
“…..I was at Eric’s house the other day, who is the guy that recorded and engineered all of the Mixtapes records. We were going through stuff and joking around and realized we had quite a few songs no one had ever heard,including myself more than once or twice. A few of them I thought “why on earth didn’t we put this on a record?”. Then I remembered that Weezer also didn’t put Susanne on a record and we all make mistakes. At that point I decided we should put out a free download of all of our unreleased material, rare material, splits and just things in general that might not be so easy to get anymore. After clearing it with the suits and tracking down all of the songs, in part thanks to some listeners I did it. So here it is, sequenced with artwork and ending with something very special. We are really proud of the songs and there’s no reason they shouldn’t be available if you like our band so please download it, share it, post it etc etc. The last song on this record is something near and dear to me. One day while recording “Even on the worst nights” everyone went to breakfast. I stayed behind, clicked record in the studio and put myself in the mindset of a high school non conformist goth kid. What came out was 15 minutes of completely freestyled angst that I could never repeat or pull off again, so please while listening feel my pain. But really, we are excited to release this all on one record and thanks to Vinnie for putting it out and being the best, we love you!
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6. Worthwhile – Album news and new music video
Worthwhile have announced last week the release of their upcoming full-length ‘Old World Harm’ (out on July 17th, 2015.) A Name, Two Dates and a Phrase is taken from it and you should check it out!
7. Rob Lynch – I’m Positive, I’m An Optimist
In his own words : “Almost a year has passed since I set sail to North America to spend 2 months playing on the Vans Warped Tour. To commemorate that, I have put together a video documenting some of the great experiences I had. ‘I’m Positive, I’m An Optimist’ is a song that I’ve been playing live for a while now, so I’m excited to get the recorded version out there in the universe for all to hear. I think it’s a good fit for a nostalgic look back at last summer. And, yes, that is Coolio.”
8 – Harm’s Way – Left to Disintegrate
Harm’s Way have a new music video out for Left to Disintegrate, off their recent record ‘Rust’ (out now, via Deathwish Inc.
9. We Are The Ocean – Holy Fire (music video)
‘Holy Fire’ is the newest single from We Are The Ocean‘s new full-length ‘Ark’. We also have an acoustic rendition for this song that you can watch using the following link : Holy Fire – Acoustic.
10. Citizen – Stain
Citizen‘s upcoming effort ‘Everybody Is Going To Heaven Out’ will be released at the end of next month and here’s another great song that will be featured on it.
11. Counterparts – Burn
Counterparts have announced the release of their new album ‘Tragedy Will Find Us’ on July 24th, 2015 via Pure Noise Records. Burn is the very first single off it and it comes with a great music video combining images from the band’s recent european tour with Architects.
12. Merge – Sacré Coeur
Currently recording their sophomore album, Merge have released a new music video for the song Sacré Coeur that you can hear/watch right here. Make sure you catch them on tour next month, including in Paris with Circa Survive or Limp Bizkit a few days later!