January 2, 2016

Good Luck Varisty – ‘Curtains’

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Introducing the lost album from Michigan band Good Luck Varsity, a fascinating and talent group that decided to hang it up early in 2014. Since then the band has been teasing fans with news and singles from their unreleased full length that was recorded just before they split up. Faster and harder than their previous releases, Curtains is a fitting final chapter for the group. The album explores multiple avenues of soulful pop-punk and alternative and is led by three distinct vocalists and songwriters that brilliantly stack their voices throughout the record. These guys have a pretty unique sound that combines the grit of The Wonder Years with the pop punk influence of All Time Low and the album is currently free on their Bandcamp page. The guys are currently working on some of their own projects including State Champs, American Arson, Northbound, Traveler and Speak Low If You Speak Love.

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November 30, 2015

Shapes & Colors – ‘On Display’

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Shapes & Colors is a a fine addition to the punk/rock genre from the suburbs of Detroit Rock City. They made their debut earlier this year with On Display, showing off some serious musical talent and a knack for catchy melodies. You might recognize the vocalist, Travis Bobier, the new vocalist for the revamped Search the City outfit.

Check out their EP and follow them on Facebook for more updates.

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November 15, 2015

Visitors – ‘Blueshift’

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Blueshift, an impressive EP from SLC progressive band Visitors, is a must-listen for fans of the darker side of post hardcore. The 5-track release is filled with heavy-hitting drums, and a unique range of sung, screamed and spoken vocals that fans of Circa Survive, Dredg, and Tides Of Man are certain to enjoy.

Grab this EP while you can- it’s currently free on their Bandcamp page.

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November 1, 2015

Dead Leaves – ‘Dead Leaves’

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Dead Leaves has been a consistent presence in the Ohio music scene for over the last five years in one way or another.

Dead Leaves originally started out as Call It Fiction, a pop-punk outfit filled with joyful synth and extremely catchy harmonies. Transitioning into Dead Leaves they have ditched the synth to produce some wonderful melancholic indie-pop/punk with hard-hitting lyrics and a more refined sound. They recently signed to Take To This Heart Records and are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Check em out!

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October 1, 2015

VIS – ‘No Waves’

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VIS’s No Waves is a truly remarkable EP.

Our Californian brethren, debuted with No Waves nearly a year and a half ago and have been making long strides ever since. Their impeccable time signatures and explosive drums make them every bit as exciting as the very best in the genre. The vocals are an elite mix of passion and precision. Take it from us, if you ever have a chance to see VIS live, do it! They put on an incredible show.

You can stream and buy their EP, No Waves, on Bandcamp.

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September 15, 2015

Adventurer – Adventurer

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Adventurer is one of Blue Swan Records’ new babies.

This trio of rockers bring a palpable amount of energy and skill to their music and represent the very best that Detroit has to offer the post-hardcore scene. Their self-titled EP is an impressive debut of raw screams, clever lyricism, and funky beats that will leave you wanting more. They are currently tracking a new full-length album set to be released in 2016.

You can stream and download their self-tilted EP on Bandcamp.

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