Categories
Discover

Are you Born to Ruin?

Orange County hard-rock quartet Against The Sun have done it again. Fresh on the heels of their recent single, “Chelsea Said”, the band have dropped “Back To Ruin”.

The track blends influences from hard rock and metalcore, as well as something a little different – woahs that seem cut right out of an AFI song.

Ultimately, it makes for an energetic and refreshing new take on hard rock. Take a listen now, and be sure to follow the band so you don’t miss their next track!

Find Against The Sun on: Instagram | TikTok | Facebook

Categories
Discover

Find Against The Sun now – you won’t have to search

Seriously, you can follow socal natives Against The Sun by clicking the links under the video embed… No searching needed, so just do it!

When you think of Orange County and Socal as a whole, you probably think of pop punk, skate punk, etc… But that doesn’t mean there isn’t a scene for heavier music. Metalcore band Against The Sun recently released their newest track, “Search To Find”, which is filled with massive riffs, breakdowns, and all the aggression you’d expect from metalcore – combined with a poppy socal influence.

If your musical interests toe the line between metalcore and slightly poppier sounds, you’ll love Against The Sun – listen now!

Find Against The Sun on: Facebook | Instagram | TikTok | YouTube

Categories
Discover

Don’t be caught adrift outside the baselines… Listen to Stealing Home!

Based in the Bay Area, CA’s Stealing Home have dropped an excellently produced new track by the name of “Adrift”.

The mellow pop punk track has a driving, yet intricate, beat that helps push the energy forward from the very first verse. Drummer Tyler Townsend’s performance is dynamic and little details like subtle cymbal hits really add some ear candy to the song.

From a composition standpoint, the song features catchy, memorable leads that are sprinkled throughout the chorus by guitarist Taylor Amaro to keep the song interesting and fresh – you can never be quite sure when the hook is going to jump in and get you.

To top it all off, vocalist Steve Radford’s crooning voice seems to be reminiscing of years past, thinking back to good memories.

Stealing Home is certainly a band I’ll be keeping on my radar, and I hope you will, too!

You can find Stealing Home on: Facebook | Instagram

Categories
Discover

Don’t be an outcast – listen to Vice Versa

Sacramento-based metalcore/progressive metal band Vice Versa are back – with a new twist on their sound, no less.

Fusing traditional metalcore riffs with modern electronic elements, I can’t help but draw a connection between Vice Versa, who is much heavier in general, and their fellow Sacramentans Jamie’s Elsewhere (yeah, bet you haven’t thought of that band in roughly a decade).

I enjoy Vice Versa’s fresh take on blending styles – they’ve successfully avoided being another cookie-cutter band like so many are these days.

Check out the song below!

Find Vice Versa on: Instagram | Spotify | Twitter

Categories
Discover

It’s time to hold on and listen to this song

Even though the band calls themselves Cold Weather Kids (not to be confused with fellow LA-area band Cold War Kids), there’s no cold weather in their current location of Los Angeles.

Instead, the name stems from their childhoods – each member grew up in a cold, snowy state.

In 2016 the members came together in LA and decided to work on music together, while balancing the usual – running a studio, playing in other bands, and producing for artists.

The band has now released their debut album, Songs We Can’t Finish. Check out the lead single “Holding On” below and be sure to listen to the full release on Spotify!

Cold Weather Kids · Holding On

Find Cold Weather Kids on: Facebook | Instagram | Spotify | Soundcloud

Categories
Discover

Take a look into the right window with The Lungs

Based in Los Angeles, punk trio The Lungs have all the aggression and energy that you would expect from a band who lives in a Mediterranean climate.

Ok, that’s a bit sarcastic – the band is way more aggressive than what you’d hear from a typical LA band.

But, that doesn’t change the fact that I love the energy they poured into “Wrong Window” and am waiting with bated breath to hear more.

The good news is, if you’re like me and want to hear more from The Lungs we won’t have to wait too long!

Their debut album will be released on October 16th, so in just about a month and a half we’ll be able to get another dose of the raw and energetic performances that went into the lead single off the album.

Take a listen below, and prepare yourself for that mid-October release!

Find The Lungs on: website | Soundcloud | YouTube | Facebook | Instagram | Bandcamp | Spotify

Categories
Discover

Take a Leap of Faith and check out this song

If you’re a fan of mid 2000s emo and post-hardcore, it’s not a stretch to say you’ll enjoy Envied by Angels.

The band is a new project by producer and multi-instrumentalist Adam Blackner.

You can hear the song below, or save it on Spotify.

To stay up to date, follow Envied by Angels on Instagram!

Categories
Discover

San Diego Punks The Rough Bring Explosive Energy With “I Am The Thunder”

The Rough are no strangers to the San Diego, CA music scene… They’ve been holding down the fort for a few years now, yet their most explosive release is definitely their most recent.

One of the tracks off of their EP Clean Cut is “I Am The Thunder”, which features massive gang vocals on top of catchy riffs and a driving beat.

If you like SoCal punk with a pop punk hook, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Listen now!