The Bouncing Souls Volume 2 The re-imagined record from The Bouncing Souls. “We initially wanted to recreate some of the stripped-down vibe of the acoustic sets, but if anything, these versions are much more involved than the original versions,” guitarist Pete Steinkopf says. “The first day we got to the studio Will said something like ‘we’re not gonna just make an acoustic record, right guys?’ We were like ‘hell no’ and then we were off to the races.” The process provided a unique opportunity for the band to recast some of their most cherished music. “Many of the songs we recorded have been around for twenty years or more and we’ve played them thousands of times,” vocalist Greg Attonito says. “It was really satisfying to bring 30 years of experience to these recordings. We knew the songs inside and out so it was fun to stretch them out a bit and see what happened.” Pure Noise CD | LP
Elder Brother I Won't Fade On You LP is on 'black in electric blue w/ easter yellow splatter' coloured vinyl. The third full length album from the awesome Elder Brother, following on from 2018's Stay Inside. They play an excellent mix of indie / emo / punk with a knack for writing melodies and vibey solos. I Won't Fade On You sees the band's pushing and exploring other genres again, including reggae, soul and jazzy sounds. Fans on Turnover, Into It, Over It., The Story So Far and Jimmy Eat World should check this out. Getting out of your comfort zone can be a good thing. That initial hesitation to take the road less travelled can feel unusual, even uncomfortable, before that tentative first step sets us off on a rewarding journey. Elder Brother can attest to the positives that come with taking chances.... As a document of love requited or unrequited, and life fulfilled or unfulfilled, I Won’t Fade On You supports, nurtures and reassures. They’re useful traits to turn to during uncertain times. - Kerrang Pure Noise CD | LP
Less Than Jake Silver Linings Indies exclusive LP is on 'red + highlighter yellow spinner w/ black + silver splatter' coloured vinyl. The new album from the ever-excellent ska-pop-punkers Less Than Jake. “We made a new record! Our first full length with our new drummer, Matt Yonker, and it sounds amazing,” shares vocalist/guitarist Chris Demakes. “More vocal hooks than a tackle box, horns galore and that bombastic and upbeat energy that we’re known for. We didn’t try to reinvent the wheel with this one, it’s still undeniably Less Than Jake. Just a bit punchier and in your face. We can’t wait for our fans to hear it!” On how it feels to still be writing music together after so many years, vocalist/bassist Roger Lima shares: “It's still so freaking exciting!! After decades of working on songs together, we still love it, and with our new drummer Matt Yonker, we feel reignited and refuelled. Personally, I feel that this is the first step of a new era for the band. While the music feels undeniably Less Than Jake, the flow of the tracks and the attitude of the horns and lyrics have a freshness to them and I look forward to sharing these songs with our amazing fans.” Pure Noise CD | LP Pre-Order
A Loss For Words Motown Classics Vinyl release of the excellent Motown Classics cover album from the Boston pop-punkers A Loss For Words. This is the first time the album will be available on vinyl since its original recording in 2010. The album consists of covers of legendary Motown hits including The Jackson 5, Smokey Robinson and The Miracles, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations, and more. “It seems crazy to me that ten years ago we had the idea to re-work some of our favorite Motown classics and record them in our homie Chris Curran’s basement” vocalist Matty Arsenault shares. “They went over so well that it actually was a big staple for our band and growing our fan base on the road. It was an honor to sing these incredible songs with our own little twist!”. Pure Noise Records LP Pre-Order
Bearings Hello, It's You The new full length from the excellent Pure Noise signed pop-punks Bearings. Get into this if you're into the likes of Knuckle Puck, Seaway or State Champs. “Sway is a tongue in cheek track about someone who thinks they are way too damn cool,” says vocalist Doug Cousins of the new song. “The song came about pretty quickly and once we got going with it, we knew it was going to be the first single we wanted everyone…. we wanted something everyone could move to. Something with a raw dose of energy.” Pure Noise Records CD | LP
State Champs Unplugged UK variant is on 'Sea Blue w/ Bone & Easter Yellow Twist' coloured vinyl, /500. The new acoustic EP from the awesome pop-punkers State Champs. Featuring 6 stripped down versions of four new tracks as well as 2 fan-favourites from their 2018 record Living Proof. "the Unplugged EP is special for us for many reasons, one main reason being the writing process. We feel like we really went back to our roots, you know, just the band, in a room with an acoustic guitar, writing songs and having fun. We tend to execute our best material in an environment that is stress free and organic. Our fans have been asking for new acoustic, stripped down material for quite some time, we’re happy to say it’s here." Pure Noise 12" | CD
Moon Tooth Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections The new acoustic EP from the long-island based Moon Tooth. “Time is the only thing with a chance of washing grief away. It’s a process that can be ugly, violent and in most cases not brief,” shares vocalist John Carbone on the meaning behind the EP title. “In order to let time do it’s work properly, a person must recognize the difference between the violence that’s necessary and the violence that’s clung to. At some point, grief is a choice. When time’s done it’s job, it’s up to us to put the hurt down.” Pure Noise Records 12"
Seaway Big Vibe The new full length album from the ace Canadian pop-punkers Seaway. “We can’t wait to introduce the new era of SEAWAY. Big Vibe is the record we have been working towards our entire careers,” the band shares of the upcoming album. “For this record we threw away usual conventions of the scene and genre and just made the record we always wanted to make. As usual for SEAWAY, it is a dynamic collection of sound and inspiration that bleeds through from track to track. Big Vibe is a feeling that doesn’t let up throughout the entire record, and we hope you feel it in your entire body.” “This record is a big stepping stone for us, I think we’ve slowly carved our place in the scene and now we’re just trying to take the next big step, to wherever that may be.”” continues vocalist Ryan Locke. “It’s probably a cliché to say this,” adds guitarist Andrew Eichinger, “but I think this is the record we’ve always wanted to make. Because before, we always had in the back of our minds a thought about what people wanted to hear. This time, we just thought we’d write a bunch of songs and see how they came out. Honestly, we just did whatever the hell we wanted.” Pure Noise Records CD | LP
Keep Shining On 'A Tribute To The Music of Tim Landers' The Story So Far / Elder Brother / Man Overboard / Misser / Casa Loma / Transit / Various Artists 12" is on 'half white / half coke bottle clear' coloured vinyl. We'll be donating all our profits on this release to Kingston Mind charity. A stunning tribute EP from some great bands covering the songs of Tim Landers (Transit, Misser, Cold Collective, Off & On). Pure Noise's proceeds from this release will be going to 'Hope For The Day'. The six song EP contains covers done by close friends and bandmates of Tim, who passed away in February of this year. Landers was wildly loved and respected throughout his community. His music and outlook on life made a huge impact on those who were lucky enough to know him. "I'm grateful for Tim's music and even more grateful that we were friends. Tim Landers forever." - Dan Rose of Elder Brother Pure Noise 12"